P-38 Lightning and P-40 Warhawk Fighter Round-Up: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa. Watch rare fighters in action: P-38, P-40s, P-51C, AT-6, and N3N Yellow Peril. Featuring guest speaker Major Frederic Arnold (retired WWII P-38 pilot) with a presentation, Q&A session and book signing. Also, a screening of Between Two Worlds, a documentary of Major Arnold. $10 general, $8 seniors and military, $4 children 5-12. 890-9359, www.warhawkairmuseum.org.
Sheepherders breakfast: 10 a.m. Sunday, July 1, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Traditional Basque breakfast with sheepherders bread, chorizos, Basque potatoes, egg pipparade, churros and bottomless Basque Bloody Marys or Sangria Blanco. $10 per person, $15 with alcohol. 433-1208, www.thebasquemarket.com.
Northwest RibFest: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 1, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Barbecue competition, music, hot air balloons, silent auction, kids fishing pond, beer and wine gardens. Free. 340-0600, www.helpidaho.com.
Cory Branan: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise. Opening: Audra Mae. $10. 345-4355. 18 and up.
Meat Loaf: 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive. $35 lawn, $49.50 reserved, $99.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. Opening: Brian Bateman Blend.
Rockstar Mayhem Festival: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, more. $49.50. ICTickets, 442-3232. $55 day of show.
Poetry Slam of Steel: Workshop at 6 p.m. and slam at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Woman of Steel Gallery, 3640 Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $5; $1 with student ID. All ages. 426-0383.
Volbeat: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Hellyeah, Iced Earth. $32. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Boise Music Festival: More than 40 local bands begin at 10 a.m. with the national acts at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City. LL Cool J headlines with Ryan Star, Chris Rene, Karmin, James Durbin, Kellie Pickler, Smash Mouth. Also, kids and family activities, vendors, food court, beer and wine gardens. General admission tickets can be won by listening to 107.9 Lite FM, Mix 106, 103.3 Kiss FM, Wow Country 104.3, 580 KIDO and 630 The Fan or at event-sponsored locations listed at www.boisemusicfestival.com. Limited number of $49 Reserved Club seats at ICTickets, 442-3232.
Let the Hunger Games Begin: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Teen and adults, step into the arena and test your skills. Free. 562-4996.
Sun Valley Shakedown: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Sun Valley Festival Meadows, Sun Valley Road. Features JJ Grey & Mofro, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, DJ Logic. $34, at http://sunvalleyshakedown.com and Atkinsons Markets.
Flamenco Night: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Escuela de Ritmo Studio and Patio, 4507 Alamosa St., Boise. Music and dance performance by Luis de La Tota (Jerez, Spain), Estefania La Ichi, Juan Sefardi and La Escuela de Ritmo. Also, exhibit of flamenco and Southern Spain culture, demo flamenco dance and rhythm class and more. Proceeds benefit the NW Flamenco Collective. $5-$10 suggested donation, free for children 12 and younger. http://escueladeritmo.com.
Toots & The Maytals: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $21. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Union Pacific Railroad 150th Anniversary Celebration: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Union Pacifics E-9 locomotives, along with the railroads traveling exhibit, The Promontory museum car, will be stationed behind the Boise Depot. Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise Mayor David Bieter will be recognized by Union Pacific in a special ceremony. Free.
Barbara Martin-Sparrows Echoes of Trains: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Storytelling, theater, poetry and music on a train theme. Free. 340-6826.
San Francisco Ballet: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Program includes artistic director Helgi Tomassons master work 7 for Eight to music by Bach, Christopher Wheeldons After the Rain to music by Avo Part and act III from Don Quixote. $25, $50 and $250 at www.sfballet.org or (415) 865-2000.
Storytrail Storytime Insects: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Children ages 2-6 will enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Free. 493-2530.
Native Plants that Beat the Heat: 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn about the intermountain native plants suitable for Treasure Valley landscapes, including heat tolerant shrubs, perennial flowers and grasses. Participants will tour the garden grounds. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Story Story Late-Night: 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Theme is Bodily Emission Stories. $7 at www.storystorynight.org, $5 at the door.
Game night: Play with words: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Word-oriented board games. Free. 562-4996.
Hot Chelle Rae: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
JJ Grey & Mofro: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Wellstone Conspiracy: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Boise Blue Note, 461 W. Main St. The Boise Jazz Society presents saxophonist Brent Jensen, pianist Bill Anschell, drummer John Bishop, and bassist Jeff Johnson. $20. 426-3498, www.boisejazzsociety.org.
k.d. lang: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive. $35 lawn, $49.50 reserved, $99.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Friday night pool parties: 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, Borah Pool, 801 Aurora Drive, Boise. DJs from WILD 101.1 FM will provide the tunes. Open to ages 12-18. $2 per person. 608-7680.
American Cancer Societys Ada County Relay For Life: 6 p.m. Friday, July 13, Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track. Relays are overnight events. Enjoy entertainment, games and contests for all ages. Free. www.adarelay.com.
Fun run: Registration from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, Birds of Prey Motorsports, 721 Hannibal St., Caldwell. Benefit for Canyon County Community Clinic. $15 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, one hand of poker), $5 additional hands. Pre-register at www.bopmotorsports.com.
Birds of Prey raptor program: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. For ages 8 and older. Free. 570-6900.
Twilight Criterium: Saturday, July 14, intersection of 9th and Main streets, Boise (start/finish point). Course runs south on 9th and north on 10th streets and west on Grove and east on Bannock streets. Children ages 3-10 can ride with Olympian Kristin Armstrong at 2:30 p.m. Helmets required. Free but registration is required at www.boisetwilightcriterium.com. Kristin will be autographing posters from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Idaho Statesman booth next to the kids ride registration.
Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Merrill Community Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. Benefit for the Eagle Volunteer Firefighter Association. $20 advance, $25 day of event, $10 kids. 939-6463, www.eaglefire.org.
Josh Ritter: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Boise Blues Society 20th Anniversary Bash: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Music by The Hoochie Coochie Men, Hillfolk Noir, Next in Line, Rock and Soul Review. Food, beer and wine available. Benefit for The Idaho Foodbank. Admission is two cans of food.
Barbara Martin-Sparrows Tales in a Spring Garden: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Storytelling and poetry with a flower or garden theme. Free. 340-6826.
Joshua Radin: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Tristan Prettyman. $20. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $25 day of show.
John Edward: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Psychic medium and author. $150. (800) 233-3123. Reading not guaranteed.
Lyle Lovett: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $50. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Books-to-Film movie night: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Based on Roald Dahls childrens book, James and the Giant Peach, this animated adventure tells the story of a young boys journey and his unforeseen encounters with human-sized insects and a giant peach (1996). Rated PG. Free. 562-4995.
Auction for the Animals: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St., McCall. Cocktail reception, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and music. Benefit for MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter. $75 per person. (208) 634-3647, www.mcpaws.org.
Hitchcock movie discussion group for adults: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, July 19, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. In this 1959 movie, an unsuspecting businessman is mistaken for a spy by a secret agent. A short discussion follows the movie. Not rated. 570-6900.
The Garden Plate: 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Demonstration features Chef Maggie Kiefer from Lifes Kitchen and will provide inspiration for using healthy, seasonal vegetables as part of our daily diets. Free to members; $5 nonmembers. 343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Kevin Hart: 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Comedian. $57.50. Select-a-Seat, 426-1110.
Chris Isaak: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive. $35 lawn, $49.50 reserved, $99.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Breakfast with Books Fractured Fairy Tales: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Story-reading series for ages 4-8 with breakfast and crafts. $22, includes a hardcover copy of the book that was read. 340-9398.
Super Summer Craft Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 2nd St. S., Nampa. Local artisans and crafts, plus entertainment by the kids from the Salvation Armys Music camps. Free. 467-5533.
Family movie matinee: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past (2011). Rated PG. Free. For title, call 570-6900.
Concerts on Broadway: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Meridian City Hall Amphitheater, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Music by Kings of Swing. Free.
Emmylou Harris and Her Red Dirt Boys: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive. $35 lawn, $49.50 reserved, $99.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
I AM Fusion Awards: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Celebrating Treasure Valleys best of the best. With a nomination and voting process by the people, the awards will set winners apart from the competition. Thirty-plus categories including: best tattoo artist, best stylist, top fitness trainer, best bartender, favorite radio personality, best chef, more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 695-7483 for details.
Movies Under the Stars The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn: Free games and crafts for kids at 7 p.m., movie at dusk Saturday, July 21, Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. 854-4065, www.boiseschoolsfoundation.com.
Poets and Boise Memories at the Depot with Barbara Martin-Sparrow: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Inviting all poets and writers to read their own works or their favorite poets works. Free. 340-6826.
Kegs4Kause: 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, July 23, Payette Brewing Company, 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City. The Womens and Childrens Alliance will be receiving 50 percent of proceeds from beer sales. http://payettebrewing.com.
Barbara Martin-Sparrows Summer Nights: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Encouraging people to share stories and poems of summer evenings. Free. www.adalib.org.
Celebration Park History: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Tom Bicak, Kathy Kershner and Brittany Jones will each speak on the research conducted at Celebration Park, Idahos only archaeological park. Free to IBG members and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members, $5 nonmember, $3 seniors. 343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Diegos Umbrella: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $8 at www.egyptiantheatre.net, Egyptian box office, The Record Exchange or call 387-1273. $10 at the door.
Floater: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Gloriana: 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Friday night pool parties: 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, Fairmont Pool, 7929 Northview, Boise. DJs from WILD 101.1 FM will provide the tunes. Open to ages 12-18. $2 per person. 608-7680.
Run Wild at the Zoo: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Fun run for children ages 2-12 to benefit zoo improvements. Race course for children ages 2-5 is .25 mile; and 1 mile for ages 6-12. Registration is $20, includes T-shirt, after party and breakfast at Zoo Boise plus participant admission to the zoo. Race packets available July 26-27 at Zoo Boise. Register at www.zooboise.org, email Ruth Ann at email@example.com or call 384-4125, Ext. 209.
Sun Valley Summer Symphony Benefit Concert: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. With jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. $50-$500; $250 and $500 pricess include a pre-concert cocktail reception at the Sun Valley Lodge terrace at 5 p.m. (208) 622-5607, www.svsummersymphony.org.
Sun Valley Summer Symphony Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Opening night: Soprano Deborah Voigt. Free. (208) 622-5607, www.svsummersymphony.org.
Uncorked in the Garden: 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Stroll through the garden while listening to local band Ben Burdick Trio and sampling wines from Huston Vineyards. Free to members, $5 nonmembers. 343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Steve Earle: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $45 at www.egyptiantheatre.net, Egyptian box office, The Record Exchange or call 387-1273.