Big July calendar: Celebrate Boise's birthday party and other fun events this month

mjenkins@idahostatesman.com mjenkins@idahostatesman.comJune 30, 2013 

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Fireworks light up the sky above Ann Morrison Park on July 4, 2012.

KATHERINE JONES — Idaho Statesman file

All year Boise has been holding events in celebration of its 150th birthday. Soon it will be time for the big birthday bash in Julia Davis Park, complete with a bicycle parade, music, food, beer and wine. Elsewhere in Idaho, there are family, music or arts festivals from Eagle to Sun Valley to McCall. And that's not including the three lavender festivals in the Treasure Valley. Whatever your interest, July has something fun for you and your family.

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JULY'S HIGHLIGHTS AND OTHER RECURRING EVENTS

FOURTH OF JULY

Boise Fourth of July: Thursday, July 4, Julia Davis Park (700 S. Capitol Blvd.) and Ann Morrison Park (1000 Americana Blvd.).

- Gem State Kiwanis pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis. Music by Boise Community Band from 9 to 11 a.m. $6 general, $5 children, free for active military personnel and their families.

- Idaho Statesman Chalk Art Festival, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ann Morrison.

- We the People Liberty Day Parade, 11 a.m., Downtown Boise.

- Boise Parks and Recreation's mobile recreation program will run games, 1 to 7 p.m., Ann Morrison.

- Fireworks, 10:15 p.m., Ann Morrison. More information at IdahoStatesman.com/fireworks.

Melba "Olde Tyme" 4th of July: 7 a.m. Thursday, July 4, Melba. Fun run, parade, arts and crafts, food, car show, antique tractor pull, entertainment, fireworks. Free. melba4thofjuly.com.

Greenleaf Fourth of July: 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, Greenleaf. Buckaroo breakfast, music, parade (10 a.m., Greenleaf City Hall), vendors, food, children's activities. Free. (208) 454-8305.

"Proud to be an American" Parade and Celebration: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, Memorial Park, Grant Street and South Kimball Avenue, Caldwell. Family activities, music, car show n shine, food, vendors, farmers market, fireworks. Free.

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4, The Center, 314 S. 2nd Ave., Hailey. Free root beer floats. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 124.

Meridian Independence Day Festival: 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4, Storey Park, 215 E. Franklin Road, Meridian. Inflatable toys, climbing wall, food vendors, bands (Zack Quintana, Soul Patch, Big Wow), fireworks. Free. meridiancity.org/independenceday.

- Firecracker 50 and Fireworks Spectacular, 6:30 p.m., Meridian Speedway, 335 S. Main St. $12 general, $9.50 seniors and military, $8 ages 7-11, free for 6 and younger. Family pass: $36, includes two adults and up to four kids 7-11.

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

Roseberry Arts and Crafts Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7, Roseberry, one mile east of Donnelly on Farm-to-Market Road. Food and tour museums and buildings. Free.

Hot Rod Hangout: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, July 6 through Sept. 28, Burger Time, 1273 S. Orchard St., Boise. Bring your hot rods, classics or customs, or just come enjoy the cars. Free. 344-3951, burgertimeboise.wordpress.com.

Boise 150 Sesqui-Party: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Live bands and other performances, historical fashion show, vintage car show, free admission to the Idaho State Historical Museum, food trucks, beer/wine garden. boise150.org.

- Bicycle parade at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7, from City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.

- Hour-long walking tours of the city's original 1863 plat, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, from Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St., Boise.

Ketchum Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Road. More than 100 artists and craftmakers, free kids activity tent, music from local musicians and samples from local chefs and brewmeisters. Free. ketchumartsfestival.com.

Eagle Fun Days: 4 p.m. to dusk Friday, July 12, and 8 a.m. to dusk Saturday, July 13, Eagle. Food, vendors, music, Wet & Wild Parade (2 p.m. July 13), Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed (5 to 10 p.m. July 13), fireworks, more. Free. eaglechamber.com/annual-events/eagle-fun-days.

Les Schwab Tire Motorfest: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13, and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City. Holeshot Nationals (a 100-foot drag strip), burnout contest, V8-powered chainsaws, rock crawlers, military vehicle display and a pin-up girl contest. $7 admission, free for children younger than 12. 323-1808, motorfestboise.com.

Hot Summer Nights: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 26, and 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 27, Riggins City Park, 2.5 hours north of Boise on U.S. 95. Talent show Friday, car show Saturday, music, beer garden, food, kids games, water slides and more. $5 per person or $20 per immediate family; free for children 6 and younger. rigginshotsummernights.com.

FOOD AND WINE

Sun Valley Center Wine Auction: Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20, Sun Valley. Vintner dinners, a gala with a live auction and entertainment, and a grand tasting and picnic concert. Proceeds benefit the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. $75-$750. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 115; sunvalleycenter.org.

HOME AND GARDEN

Lakeside Lavender Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, Lakeside Lavender Farm, 1003 W. Locust Lane, Nampa. Homemade lavender products, classes, music by Mike Cappel, Brick 29 gourmet lunch, yoga (8 to 9 a.m.), food drive for The Idaho Foodbank. Free. 466-0523.

Lavender Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, The Lavender Merchant, 2871 Stroebel Road, Kuna. U-pick lavender ($5), vendors, make-and-take, food. Free. 249-6483, thelavendermerchant.net.

Silver Fox Lavender Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, Silver Fox Farm, 1825 Sunset Drive, Emmett. U-pick lavender, demonstrations, vendors, lavender ice cream and lunch. Free. 365-4424, silverfoxlavender.com.

MOVIES

CableOne Movie Night: Starts at dusk Friday, through August, Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for movies on a huge inflatable screen. Free. meridiancity.org/movienight. July's schedule:

- July 5: "The Road to El Dorado"

- July 12: "Ice Age: Continental Drift"

- July 19: "The Lorax"

- July 26: "Wreck-It Ralph"

Movies in the Garden: Starts at dusk, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Bring a blanket and picnic or purchase from Willowcreek Grill. $5 general, $3 children 5-12 and members, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

- Friday, July 12: "The Sandlot"

- Friday, July 26: "Jurassic Park"

MUSIC

Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 4, The Grove plaza, 8th and Main streets, Boise. Concert series with food, beer garden, vendors. Free. downtownboise.org. July's lineup:

- July 3: Tony Furtado, opening The High Tone Music Show (Sean Rogers, Garlly Eller and friends)

- July 10: Pickwick, opening Thomas Paul

- July 17: Dave Alvin, opening a.k.a. Belle

- July 24: Too Slim and The Taildraggers, opening Lee Penn Sky

- July 31: The Derailers, Johnny Shoes

Great Garden Escape: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through July 31 (6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 through Sept. 19), Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Concert series with food, beer and wine. $7 IBG members, $10 nonmembers, $6 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. July's lineup:

- July 4: Steve Eaton

- July 11: Joy Ride

-July 18: Big Wow

- July 25: The Retreads

MASSV, Music & Arts Showcase Sun Valley: Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, Sun Valley Resort's River Run recreation area. Headliners include Krewella and Gramatik with several more bands, musicians, DJs and artists. $89.99 full weekend pass, camping not included. massvmusicfestival.com.

McCall Music Festival: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, Manchester Ice and Event Center, 200 E. Lake St., McCall. $39.50 for single-day pass, $59.50 VIP; $79 for two-day pass, $119 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

- Friday, July 5: Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Reckless Kelly, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees.

- Saturday, July 6: Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo, The Young Dubliners, Stone Stanley.

Music from Stanley: 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 1, Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley. Free. musicfromstanley.com. July's lineup:

- July 7: Shook Twins

- July 14: The Bare Bones

- July 21: Andy Hackbarth

- July 28: The Fav

Live After 5: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Japanese Garden, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. Music with food and drinks available. Free. July's lineup:

- July 10: Mycle Wastman

- July 24: Simple Ruckus

Thursday Thunder: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, through August (except July 4), Boise Spectrum, 7609 W. Overland Road. Free.

- July 11: Big Wow

- July 18: iRock

- July 25: Audio Moonshine

Pinto Bennett & The Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion: 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 19-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Hannah's, 621 Main St., Boise. $10 cover Friday-Saturday, free for Sunday. More info on facebook.com.

Hermit Music Festival: Gates at 3 p.m. Friday, July 26, and 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna. Bands, food trucks, and wine and beer vendors. Early bird: $20 Friday ($15 students, seniors), $30 Saturday ($25 students, seniors), $45 weekend ($35 students, seniors). After July 1: $30 Friday ($25 students, seniors), $40 Saturday ($35 students, seniors), $60 weekend ($50 students, seniors). Tickets at The Record Exchange, Boise Weekly, Dorsey Music (Nampa), Crooked Fence Brewing, Indian Creek Winery or hermitmusicfestival.com/tickets.

Idaho-Down Music Festival: Friday-Saturday, July 26-27, Brundage Mountain Resort, 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall. Featuring Equaleyes, Jeff Crosby and The Refugees, The True Spokes, Scott Pemberton Trio, Steve Fulton Music, others. $40 for Friday or Saturday, $60 for both days. idahodownfestival.com.

PERFORMING ARTS

"The Sound of Music" in Concert: Presented by Opera Idaho. $15-$40. 345-3531, operaidaho.org.

- 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.

- 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Woodriver Cellars, 3705 Idaho 16, Eagle.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Horse racing: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, through Aug. 10, Les Bois Park, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 general, $2 ages 13-17, free for 12 and younger. Free admission for ladies on Wednesdays. www.lesboispark.com.

Boise Hawks baseball: Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $6-$12. 322-5000, boisehawks.com.

- vs. Tri-City Dust Devils, 7:35 p.m. Thursday, July 4, and 7:15 p.m. Friday-Monday, July 5-8. Fireworks July 4.

- vs. Everett AquaSox, 7:15 p.m. Thursday-Monday, July 18-22. Fireworks July 19.

- vs. Spokane Indians, 7:15 p.m. Friday, July 26; 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27; and 7:15 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, July 28-30. Fireworks July 26.

Snake River Stampede: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, July 16-20; noon matinee Saturday, July 20, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $10-$38 evening, $7.50-$22 matinee. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Albertsons Boise Open: Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28, Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 W. Hillcrest Drive, Boise. Proceeds benefit local charities. albertsonsboiseopen.com.

THEATER

Glenns Ferry Historic Opera Theatre's dinner and show: Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:45 p.m. Fridays ("Wanted: One Groom") and Saturdays ("No, No, A Million Times No!"), July 5 through Aug. 24, 208 E. Idaho Ave., Glenns Ferry. $24 for dinner and show, $7 show only. Reservations required for dinner. (208) 366-7408, (208) 366-2744, glennsferrytheatre.org.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street": 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), July 5 (preview), July 6 (opening night), July 7 (family night), July 9-10, 13-14, 16, 18-19, 25-26, 28, 30-31, Aug. 2-3, 13, 16, 21-22, 24, 28, Sept. 1, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$41 Fridays-Saturdays, $24-$33 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (July 5): $25 reserved, $18 general. Family night (July 7): $33 reserved, $24 general, $12 children 6-17. Any night, students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival's "Much Ado About Nothing": 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Sundays (no Greenshow), July 11-12, 17, 20-21, 23-24, 27, Aug. 1 and 4, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$41 Fridays-Saturdays, $24-$33 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Any night, students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Stage Coach Theatre's "Tricks": 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 12-13, 18-20 and 25-27; 2 p.m. matinee July 21, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15 at eventbrite.com. Student, senior and military discounts on Thursday and Sunday. 342-2000.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe": 7:30 p.m. July 18-20 and 25-26, with 2 p.m. matinees July 21 and 27, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St. Presented by Boise Parks and Recreation and Boise Little Theater. $8 general, $5 children 12 and younger. 342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.

FARMERS MARKETS

Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 21, Republic parking lot at 11th and Grove streets, Boise. 863-6947, theboisefarmersmarket.com.

Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 21, 8th Street between Bannock and Main streets, Idaho Street between 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard and on The Grove plaza, Boise. 345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Eagle Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 12, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.

Kuna Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 28, Kuna City Park (Col. Bernard Fisher Veterans Memorial Park), 201 W. Main St. 922-5929, kunafarmersmarket.com.

Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 26, Lloyd's Square, Front Street and 14th Avenue South. 461-4807, nampafarmersmarket.com.

Public Market at The Village: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 14, northeast corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, Meridian (near Big Al's). 331-3400 or caitie@adrianandsabine.com.

Stage Stop Market: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through September, Boise Stage Stop, 23801 S. Orchard Access Road. boisestagestop.org.

East End Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 13, Bown Crossing, South Bown Way and East Boise Avenue, Boise. 331-3400, facebook.com/eastendmarketatbowncrossing.

Caldwell Farmers Market: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 25, Indian Creek Park, Blaine Street and 7th Avenue. 571-3474, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.

OTHER EVENTS

Porch Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Selling adult paperback fiction for 25 cents to 50 cents each. Proceeds benefit Boise Public Library. 384-4076.

Boise Plein Air Arts Competition: Friday-Sunday, July 5-7, Boise. Artists create new works of art in the parks and Downtown neighborhoods during Boise's historic 150th anniversary weekend. Weekend of work will culminate in a free gallery show from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Green Chutes Artist Co-Operative (4716 W. State St.). 342-7111, boisepleinairart.com.

ONE-TIME EVENTS

JULY 1

Paella Cooking Class: 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Learn traditional techniques for preparing chicken, chorizo and seafood paella, as well as olive tapenade. Starts with wine tasting and appetizers. $35 per person in advance. 433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

JULY 2

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival: Gates at 1 p.m. and music at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, others. $49.50. ICTickets, 442-3232. $55 day of show.

JULY 3

Fun With Leave No Trace: 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Hands-on environmental workshop designed to introduce kids to the outdoors and pique their interest in outdoor recreation and stewardship. Free. 384-4076.

JULY 6

Thar's Gold (and Silver) in Them Thar Hills: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, Boise Public Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Rd. Gold panning, water gun shootouts, crafts and more. Free. 562-4996.

Chicks n' Giggles Improv Comedy Show: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, Fatty's Bar, 800 W. Idaho St., Suite 200, Boise. $10 cover.

JULY 8

Summer Sippers and No Cook Tapas Class: 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Learn how to make sangria blanco and musu cocktail (cava kissed with apricot). Also, design your own banderillas and make piquillo pepper cheese spread. Starts with wine tasting and appetizers. $35 per person in advance. 433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

Ben Kemper: Basque and Chinese in Boise: 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Storyteller Kemper features the Chinese immigrants that made Garden City grow, and the Basques, who celebrated and planted their culture. Free. 384-4076.

Kottonmouth Kings: 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: X Clan, Imperial Soundclash. $18.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show.

JULY 9

Geo-Camp for Kids: Rocks Used by Our Forefathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $10 per child, ages 7-10. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. Call Margaret to preregister at 740-0937.

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Aoife O'Donovan. $50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Play With Words: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Boise Public Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Word-oriented board games. Free. 562-4996.

"Talk Nerdy to Me": 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Special Events Center, Boise State University. A night of stand-up comedy and science hosted by Emma Arnold of Story Story Late Night and featuring Boise comedians TJ Wharry, Ryan Noak, Chad Heft, Sean Peabody and Heath Harmison. Free. Not suitable for children younger than 13.

Wanderlust Circus: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $18 general, $13 ages 17 and younger, at the Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, or egyptiantheatre.net.

Robert Randolph: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Opening: Tumbleweed Wanderers. $10, at The Record Exchange, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273. $13 at the door.

JULY 10

Paella Cooking Class: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Learn traditional techniques for preparing chicken, chorizo and seafood paella, as well as olive tapenade. Starts with wine tasting and appetizers. $35 per person in advance. 433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

Widespread Panic: 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Bloodkin. $35. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Great Basin Jazz Camp benefit: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Featuring The Great Basin Jazz Camp Faculty (guitarist Bruce Forman, trombonist Scott Whitfield, pianist Camden Hughes, drummer Tom Goicoechea and bassist Bill Athens) and two special guests. $20 per person or $35 for two tickets, $10 students. greatbasinjazzcamp.com.

MilkDrive: 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Opening: Stone Seed. $10. visualartscollective.

JULY 11

Dinner and Movie for Teens: 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Pizza and a movie about a spirited group of dwarves who make a trip to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon (2012, PG-13). Call 570-6900 for movie title.

Dungarees & Diamonds: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 11, O'Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St., Caldwell. Dinner and auction to benefit the Canyon County Animal Shelter. $50. 455-5920, canyoncountyshelter.org.

Let's Talk About It: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Celebrate Idaho's sesquicentennial by reading an Idaho-related book, then join us for a presentation and book discussion. This month's title is "Sheep May Safely Graze" by Louie Attebery. Discussion leader is Wendy Green, scholar. Free. 384-4076.

Pink Martini: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39.50, $44.50, $49.50 and $75. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

Ted Nugent: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Laura Wilde. $30. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $33 day of show.

JULY 12

Relay for Life of Ada County: 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, Meridian High School, 1900 W. Pine Ave. Walk to help the American Cancer Society and enjoy games, music and food. Runs to 8 a.m. July 13. adarelay.com.

Blistered Earth: 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Metallica tribute band. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 day of show.

JULY 13

"The Bench: Journey into Love": 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Hybrid of dance, jazz and theater from nationally known choreographer Keisha Lalama and composer David Lalama. Presented by Boise's Titus Theatricals. $25 at facebook.com/TheBenchMusicalReading.

Andersen Banducci Twilight Criterium: 3:15 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 9th and Main streets, Downtown Boise. Course runs south on 9th, north on 10th, west on Grove and east on Bannock. boisetwilightcriterium.com.

- Kids' Ride with Kristin Armstrong, 2:30 p.m., with registration and autograph session from 1 to 2:15 p.m. For children ages 3-10. Free.

Dinner in the Orchard: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Symms Fruit Ranch, 14068 Sunny Slope Road, Caldwell. Six-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Dean Fuller of the CastleRanch Steakhouse, paired with local wine. Also, a brief tour of the ranch. $60 per person. 332-8542, idahopreferred.com.

Barry Manilow: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $19.99-$129.99. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.

Josh Abbott Band: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $15 day of show.

JULY 14

Adam's Road: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14, Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle Road. Free. 939-0108, adamsroadband.com.

BoDeans: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $22 day of show.

JULY 15

The Dirty Heads: 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: The Expendables, Big B. $23. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

John Hiatt: 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $19.50 general, $35 reserved. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

JULY 16

"Exploring Warm Springs Avenue its History and Architecture": 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Presented by Barbara Perry Bauer. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to IBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general, $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. Canceled

JULY 17

Idaho National Guard Retiree Appreciation Day: 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, Gowen Field, 3882 W. Ellsworth St., Building 440, Boise. Retirees will receive informational briefings on Idaho National Guard and various family support programs, enjoy a lunch, tour selected Gowen Field facilities, visit the Idaho Military History Museum and visit with friends and acquaintances. Free. nationalguard.idaho.gov/retirees.

Jimmy Eat World: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

JULY 18

Giada's Family-Style Supper: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Williams-Sonoma, Boise Towne Square mall. Cooking class featuring Italian caesar salad, marinated zucchini and summer squash, linguine with chicken ragu, chocolate pizza. $30. Register: 685-0455.

Peter Murphy: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Opening: Methods of Dance. $28 advance, $60 VIP, at http://petermurphy-mr-moonlight-tour.bpt.me. $30 at the door.

JULY 19

Mia Edsall: 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Opening: Jack Loyd Gish. $10 preferred, $7 general, at id-song-assoc.ticketbud.com or the Riverside Hotel.

JULY 20

Paddle Out Cancer: Launch your raft, canoe or kayak from Barber Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Float to Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise, and enjoy food, prizes and music by The Oliphants, Soul Patch, Zach Quintana and Rebecca Scott. Fundraiser for River Discovery's Cancer Survivor river adventure programs. $20 general, $10 children. Register at riverdiscovery.org/paddle-out-cancer.

Outstanding in the Field to Idaho: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Sweet Valley Organics, 8575 Sweet-Ola Highway, Sweet. Roving "restaurant without walls" partners with guest chefs Taite Pearson and Sarah Lipton of della MANO in Ketchum to prepare a multi-course feast in OITF's al fresco kitchen at the farm. $180 per person. outstandinginthefield.com/events/north-american-tour.

"The Screwtape Letters": 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. $39, $49 and $59. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

Parma Motor-Vu 60 Year Celebration BBQ: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Parma Motor-Vu, 29522 U.S. 95. RSVP by July 15 at kjcornwell@reagan.com or 880-5582.

Concerts on Broadway: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Meridian City Hall Amphitheater, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Music by Kings of Swing. Free. 888-4433, meridiancity.org.

Movies Under the Stars "Ice Age 4: Continental Drift": 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free games and crafts for kids with the Boise City Parks and Recreation's Mobile Recreation Unit and face painting and music at 7 p.m., movies begin at dusk. Free. boiseschoolsfoundation.com.

Dan Costello and Ned Evett: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $10 preferred, $7 general, at id-song-assoc.ticketbud.com or the Riverside Hotel. Opening: Whitaker & Oliver.

JULY 21

Boise Blues Society "Summer Blues": Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Music by Amy Rose and Nathan Moody, Jake Leg, The Juke Daddys, The Blues Addicts, and Lori B! and the Dudes Deluxe. Food, crafts and beverages. Admission is three cans of food for The Idaho Foodbank. 440-4590, boiseblues.org.

Lego Club: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Story followed by an afternoon building with Legos. Free. 562-4996.

We the Kings: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and The Ready Set. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Son Volt: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $25, at The Record Exchange, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273. $30 at the door.

JULY 25

Slightly Stoopid / Atmosphere: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: The Budos Band, The Grouch & Eligh, and Tribal Seeds. $30. ICTickets, 442-3232. $35 day of show.

Ben Kemper: African American and Shoshone Bannock in Boise: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Storyteller Kemper features Boise's African Americans, who faced down persecution, and the Shoshone Indians, who worshiped at Table Rock. Free. 384-4076.

JULY 26

Curtis Stigers Live on the Fairway: Gates at 4 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 W. Hillcrest Drive, Boise. $15 and $25 (tournament ticket holders receive general admission). albertsonsboiseopen.com.

60/60 - Celebrating the 1860s and 1960s: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, Idaho Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise. Wild West and Mod bars, games, "psychedelic" activities, dancing, period music with the Vinyl Preservation Society, prizes and more. Costumes encouraged. $20 general, $15 members, in advance. $25 at the door. 334-2120. 18 and up.

Comedian Bill Burr: 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $32.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110. $35 day of show.

Randy Houser: 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

JULY 27

Boise Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Candlebox, Jason Derulo, Hinder, Vanilla Ice, DJ Pauly D (of MTV's "Jersey Shore") and Dakota Bradley. $20 advance, $30 at the door; $50 Cool Zone (private shaded area with two drink tickets and free food). ICTickets, 442-3232. boisemusicfestival.com.

- Afterparty: YG, Mickey Avalon, DJ Mustard and more. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 27, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $20 general, $40 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $25 at the door.

Nampa Community Block Party: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Grace Bible Church, 1415 Lone Star Road, Nampa. Carnival games, food, entertainment, face painting and more. Free. 466-1751, nampablockparty.com.

Comedian Dennis Miller: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $29.50, $45 and $65. 331-8497.

David Olney and Sergio Webb: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Opening: John Hansen. $12.50 preferred, $10 general, at id-song-assoc.ticketbud.com or the Riverside Hotel.

J Boog: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. Opening: Hot Rain.

JULY 28

Jason Aldean: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. Opening: Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett. $28.75 and $54.75. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.

Pop Evil: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X.

JULY 30

The Garden Table: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Cooking demonstration by executive chef Patrick Rolfe of Rosauers Supermarket, wine by Colter's Creek Vineyard and music by Rochelle Smith. $5 general, $3 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Brandi Carlile: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, River Run Lodge, 3rd Avenue and Serenade Lane, Ketchum. $45 and $85 for Sun Valley Center of the Arts members, $55 and $95 nonmembers. Children 12 and younger are $20. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 110; sunvalleycenter.org.

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