Your big August calendar: Party hard at the festivals this month

mjenkins@idahostatesman.comJuly 28, 2013 

From quilters to costume-wearing cyclists to craft-beer connoisseurs, there’s a festival for you to attend this August. If Japanese animation and gaming are your thing, you’ll want to check out Fandemonium at the Nampa Civic Center next weekend. Foreigner and The Guess Who come to the Western Idaho Fair mid-August, but if you are looking for an excuse to leave town, there’s the Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica Festival, Rock the Mountain near Centerville, the 10-day Summer Fest in Cascade and McCall, and more. Back in Boise, those looking for a good cause might consider the Climb to Conquer Cancer at Table Rock, while kids may like to take part in Geo Camp or Bug Day.

ONE TIME EVENTS

COMEDY

Bobcat Goldthwait: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 16-17, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. $20. 941-2459, liquidlaughs.com.

Jamie Kennedy: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 30-31, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. $20. 941-2459, liquidlaughs.com.

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

Fandemonium: 10 a.m. to midnight Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Entertainment expo celebrating all things media culture: focusing on science fiction, Japanese animation and gaming, with events, panels, workshops, contests, tabletop gaming, video gaming, demonstrations and more. $40 for three-day pass; discounts available for daily passes, youth, military and seniors. fandemonium.org.

Idaho Piecemakers Quilt Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Kuna High School, 637 E. Deer Flat Road. More than 160 quilts displayed, free demonstrations, country store, more. $5 admission. idahopiecemakers.com/id40.html.

Idaho Brewer’s Festival: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Lakeview Park, 1227 E. Orson, Nampa. Beer, food trucks and music by Jake Leg, The Juke Daddys, Voice of Reason and others. $25, includes souvenir mug and 16 tickets for beer samples; $40 for two-day pass. $5 admission for non-drinkers, free for children younger than 12. idahobrewfest.com.

Hot Rod Hangout: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 3 through Sept. 28, Burger Time, 1273 S. Orchard St., Boise. Bring your hot rods, classics or customs, or just come by and enjoy the cars. Free. 344-3951, burgertimeboise.wordpress.com.

Western Idaho Fair: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 24, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City. Carnival, concerts, livestock exhibits. $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 children 6-11, in advance. $8 general, $6 seniors, $5 children 6-11, free for ages 5 and younger, at the gate. idahofair.com. Grandstand concerts at 7:30 p.m. are free with fair admission.

• Aug. 18: Los Cuates De Sinaloa

• Aug. 19: Kutless

• Aug. 20: Foreigner

• Aug. 21: The Guess Who

• Aug. 22: Brantley Gilbert

• Aug. 23: Clay Walker

Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25, Julius M. Kleiner Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Craft beer, food, music, beer-related vendors, homebrewing demonstrations. Tickets are $30 for one day and $50 for a two-day pass of unlimited samples and a souvenir tasting glass in advance at Brewforia, 3030 E. Overland Road, Meridian; $35 for one day or $60 for two-day at the gate. 888-7668, barleybros.net.

MOVIES

CableOne Movie Night: Dusk Fridays, 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.

• Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

• Aug. 9: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

• Aug. 16: “The Croods”

• Aug. 23: “Mary Poppins”

• Aug. 30: TBA

Movies in the Garden: Dusk Fridays, Aug. 9 and 23, 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.

• Aug. 9: “E.T.”

• Aug. 23: “A League of Their Own”

MUSIC

Great Garden Escape: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 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.

• Aug. 1: Signature Sound

• Aug. 8: Poke

• Aug. 15: Douglas Cameron

• Aug. 22: Boise Straight Ahead

• Aug. 29: Fabulous Chancellors

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

• Aug. 1: Steady Rush

• Aug. 8: $oul Purpo$e

• Aug. 15: Big Wow

• Aug. 22: iRock

• Aug. 29: Pilot Error

Northern Rockies Folk Festival: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Hop Porter Park, 209 E. Bullion St., Hailey. Friday: $17 advance, $20 at the gate. Saturday: $28.50 advance, $30 at the gate. Weekend: $38.25 advance, $45 at the gate. northernrockiesfolkfestival.com.

• Aug. 2: Hayes Carll, Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams, Up a Creek.

• Aug. 3: Ruthie Foster, George Devore and the Electric Cigarettes, Steph Sloan and the Elephant Parade, Captain Dano & the Nobodies, Paddy Wagon.

Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica Festival: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4, Yellow Pine. Blues-harp jams, harmonica lessons, food, crafts, youth harmonica contest, Saturday street dance. yellowpinemusicandharmonicafestival.org.

Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 7 through Sept. 4, The Grove plaza, 8th and Main streets, Boise. Concert series with food, beer garden, vendors. Free. downtownboise.org.

• Aug. 7: Ben Taylor, opening Grandma Kelsey

• Aug. 14: Clumsy Lovers, opening Jonathan Warren and The BillyGoats

• Aug. 21: Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express, opening The Juke Daddys

• Aug. 28: Polyrythmics, opening Calico

Live After 5: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 7 and 21, Japanese Garden, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. Music, with food and drinks available. Free.

• Aug. 7: Get Back

• Aug. 21: Walking Phoenix

Braun Brothers Reunion Festival: Gates at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8; 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9; and noon Saturday, Aug. 10, Challis Community Stage, Challis. braunbrothersreunion.com.

• Aug. 8: Muzzie Braun, Dale Watson and the Lonestars, Suzy Bogguss, Micky and the Motorcars.

• Aug. 9: No Justice, Corb Lund and the Hurtin Albertans, Todd Snider, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band.

• Aug. 10: Tom Nazz and Jazz/Gary and Cindy Braun, Braun Family/Guitar Pull, Wade Bowen, Redd Volkaert, Cody Canada and The Departed, Reckless Kelly.

Rock the Mountain: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 9-10, Grimes Creek, toward Centerville. Camping available. facebook.com/RockTheMountainXVII.

Bannock County Bluegrass Festival: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Bannock County Fairgrounds, 10560 N. Fairgrounds Road, Pocatello. Cold Creek will headline, plus eight more regional bands from Idaho and surrounding states. Also, jam sessions and free instrument workshops. $10 for Aug. 23/25, $15 for Aug. 24. Weekend pass is $30 before Aug. 1, $35 after. bannockcountybluegrassfestival.com.

PERFORMING ARTS

SummerFest 2013: Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 11, multiple venues in McCall and Cascade. 10-day festival of classical and jazz concerts, presented by McCall Music Society. Ranging from free to $65. mccallmusicsociety.org.

Sun Valley Summer Symphony concert season: 6:30 p.m., Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Free. (208) 622-5607, svsummersymphony.org.

• Aug. 4: opening night with Midori

• Aug. 5: Amos Yang, cello

• Aug. 7: Joyce Yang, piano

• Aug. 10: Pops Night: Bond and Beyond; Michael Krajewski, guest conductor and Debbie Gravitte, soprano

• Aug. 11: The Lighter Side; Time for Three, trio

• Aug. 12 (noon): The Family Concert

• Aug. 12: Prokofiev and Stravinsky

• Aug. 15: Orli Shaham, piano

• Aug. 16: Debussy: Preludes and La Mer

• Aug. 18: Musicians Choice Chamber Music

• Aug. 20: Finale — Tribute to Earl Holding

McCall Jazz Festival: 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, McCall Golf Club, 925 Fairway Drive. Music by Curtis Stigers and His Jazz Band, Paul Tillotson Trio, Matt Munisteri and John “Scrapper” Sneider. Food, beer and wine available. Proceeds benefit The Shepherd’s Home in McCall. $25 lawn tickets, $35 chairs on the lawn. (208) 634-7200, curtisstigers.com.

• Pre-Festival Nosh and Sip, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, 1101 N. 3rd St. Sold out.

Boise Philharmonic’s Picnic at the Pops: 8 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 17 and 24, and Friday, Aug. 30, Woodriver Cellars, 3705 Idaho 16, Eagle. $20 lawn, $35 reserved chair, $5 children 12 and younger. Table of four and series tickets available. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.

• Aug. 17: Latin Fever with Mariachi and salsa beats.

• Aug. 24: Space: Music of Star Wars and Star Trek.

• Aug. 30: A Labor Day Americana Celebration.

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. lesboispark.com.

Pepsi Nightfire Nationals: Gates open at 9 a.m. and sportsman racing at 12:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11; with professional qualifying at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10; followed by pro finals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Firebird Raceway, 8551 Idaho 16, Eagle. $7-$30. 938-8986, firebirdonline.com.

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

• vs. Vancouver Canadians, 7:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11. Fireworks Friday, Aug. 9.

• vs. Eugene Emeralds, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 13-15.

• vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 28-30. Fireworks Friday, Aug. 30.

• vs. Hillsboro Hops, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

THEATER

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Much Ado About Nothing”: 8 p.m. Aug. 1 (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Aug. 4 (no Greenshow), ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $24-$33; students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Starlight Mountain Theater’s “Crazy For You”: 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 7 and 10, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. $9-$24. Dinner available at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 462-5523, starlightmt.org.

Western Action Adventure Show and Dinner “Is True Love a Con or Am I Just Too Far Gone?”: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, Coolwater Creek Event Center, 7355 S. Eagle Road, Meridian. Includes covered wagon rides, audience interaction, full bar and a catered barbecue dinner. Show and dinner: $45 general, $27.50 children. Show only: $20 and $15. 887-7880, coolwatercreekevents.com.

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 Husband”) and Saturdays (“No! No! A Million Times No!”), Aug. 2-24, 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), 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. Any night, students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Starlight Mountain Theater’s “South Pacific”: 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 23 and 24, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. $12-$24 Fridays-Saturdays, $9-$18 Mondays-Thursdays ($2 discount Tuesdays). Dinner available at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 462-5523, starlightmt.org.

Starlight Mountain Theater’s “Oklahoma!”: 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 6, 9, 13, 15 and 17, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. $12-$24 Fridays-Saturdays, $9-$18 Mondays-Thursdays ($2 discount Tuesdays). Dinner available at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 462-5523, starlightmt.org.

“Enchanted Sleeping Beauty, Legend of Briar Rose”: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa. $10 general, $7 students, $3 children. 936-4443, ticketriver.com.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “King Richard III”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), Aug. 9 (preview), Aug. 10 (opening night), Aug. 11 (family night), Aug. 14-15, 17-18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29-31, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$41 Fridays-Saturdays, $24-$33 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (Aug. 9): $25 reserved, $18 general. Family night (Aug. 11): $33 reserved, $25 general, $12 children 6-17. Any night, students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

“The 80s”: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 9-10, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. $20. Reservations: 368-0405.

Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Les Miserables”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-17 and 22-24, with 1:30 p.m. matinees Aug. 17 and 24, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $17. 468-2385, mtionline.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, with 8 a.m. “Rooster Hours” for select producers, 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, S. Bown Way and E. 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.

ONE-TIME EVENTS: BUG DAY AND SNOOP LION HIGHLIGHT AUGUST

AUG. 1

Mac Miller: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Action Bronson, The Internet, Vince Staples. $29.50 general, $59.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Brett Eldredge: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $13. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $15 day of show.

JJ Grey and Mofro: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Opening: Jared James Nichols. $17, at the Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, or TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 3

Climb to Conquer Cancer: Hike to Table Rock at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, from Quarry View Park, Boise. Benefit for the American Cancer Society. Followed by a free festival in Quarry View Park with food, music, a bounce house and raffle. $30 individuals, $200 for teams. 343-4609, adaclimb.org.

Senior Arts and Crafts Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Capitol Park, 601 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Free. 608-7650.

Music Theatre of Idaho’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”: 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Nampa High School Little Theatre, 203 Lake Lowell Ave. $8 general, $5 children 12 and younger. 468-2385, mtionline.org.

Linda Chorney, Thomas Hutchings and Paul Tillotson: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $15 preferred, $10 general, at sapphireroom.ticketbud.com or the Riverside Hotel.

AUG. 4

Phil Vassar: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Vintage Trouble: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 5

Ice cream social: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, First Christian Church, 619 12th Ave. S., Nampa. Homemade ice cream and pies, with entertainment by the Tuesday Night Music Group.

AUG. 6

National Root Beer Float Day: Anyone entering a participating A&W restaurant between 2 p.m. and closing time Tuesday, Aug. 6, will receive one small root beer float free of charge upon request. Patrons will be encouraged to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. To donate online, go to awrestaurants.com/woundedwarrior.

”The Finns of Long Valley”: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Frank Eld will speak on Idaho’s Finnish immigrants. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to IBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

AUG. 7

Basque Picnic Cooking Class: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Make smoky piquillo pepper stuffed eggs, Ensalada Rusa (Basque potato salad) and smoked solomo (tender marinated pork tenderloin). Starts with wine tasting and appetizers. $35 per person in advance. 433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

Adult Education Class: Garden Perennials: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Guided walking tour of the Idaho Botanical Garden grounds where participants can expect to see perennials and discuss their cultural requirements, charms and idiosyncrasies. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Pre-registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

The Infamous Stringdusters: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: American Jubilee. $16. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Sublime with Rome: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Iration. $35 general, $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

AUG. 8

Stick Your Neck Out for Idaho’s Children Idaho AEYC event and fundraiser: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Food, drinks and celebration to honor four individuals based on their contributions in the field of child care and early education. $30 per person, $20 Idaho AEYC members. 345-1090, ext. 10; idahoaeyc.org.

Steve Miller Band: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, Idaho Center Outdoor Pavilion, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50 general, $59.50 reserved. ICTickets, 442-3232.

AUG. 9

Alan Jackson: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Sarah Darling. $39.50 general, $59.50 reserved. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Live at the Linen: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise. Music by Portland’s Foghorn Stringband and a square dance called by Boise Old Time’s Ava Honey. $10 at the door. 385-0111.

AUG. 10

Kokanee Outdoor Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, along Idaho 21. Family-oriented road trip from Boise to Idaho City with five stops along the way. Each stop features a different activity. Free. Map and more details at tedtruebloodtu.org.

Taste of McCall: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, River Ranch, 101 Headquarters Road, McCall. Chefs from McCall restaurants and local caterers serve tastes of their summer selections, all paired with wines and microbrews. Benefit for the McCall Education Foundation. $50 per person. mdef.org.

Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Benefit for the Backpack Program, which provides weekend meals for hungry school children.$20. isu.edu/alumni/eaton.shtml. Attend the concert for free by dropping off 10 nonperishable items at The Idaho Foodbank, 3562 S. TK Ave., before Aug. 9.

Daughtry / Three Doors Down: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Idaho Center Outdoor Pavilion, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $29.50, $45 and $55. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Meridian City Hall amphitheater, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Free. 888-4433, meridiancity.org.

AUG. 11

Steely Dan: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Deep Blue Organ Trio. $60. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 12

Matisyahu: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 13

Geo-Camp for Kids: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Includes hands-on activities, gold panning, hillside geology hike. Bring lunch and dress for weather. $10 per child, ages 7-10. Pre-register: 740-0937.

AUG. 14

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, River Run Lodge, 3rd Avenue and Serenade Lane, Ketchum. Opening: The Milk Carton Kids. $30 and $70 for Sun Valley Center of the Arts members, $40 and $80 nonmembers. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 110; sunvalleycenter.org.

Leon Russell: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: The Blues Addicts. $28. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 15

Farm-to-Table Supper: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Williams-Sonoma, Boise Towne Square mall. Cooking class featuring fig and fromage blanc crostini, baby arugula salad with berries and gorgonzola, rolled eggplant with sausage and mozzarella, sauteed apricots with mascarpone and almonds. $30. Register: 685-0455.

Adventure Club: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $23. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $26 day of show.

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Sold out.

AUG. 16

Wine Fest: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Basque Block, 6th and Grove streets, Boise. Wine tasting, tapas, live and silent auction, entertainment by the Oinkari Basque Dancers, discounts on wine by the bottle/case. Benefit for the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. $30 in advance, $35 day of event. 343-2671.

AUG. 17

Saturday Camp: Sensational Seeds: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Nature walks, games and crafts for children ages 5-9. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Pre-registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Tour de Fat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. Parade, beer, music, contests. Benefit for Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and Boise Bike Project. Free. newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/boise.aspx.

Movies Under the Stars “Back to the Future”: 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., movie begins at dusk Saturday, Aug. 17, Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. boiseschoolsfoundation.com.

AUG. 18

Molotov: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $32. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $35 day of show.

The Robert Cray Band: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $30, at The Record Exchange, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, and egyptiantheatre.net. $35 day of show.

AUG. 20

Dead and Buried — Old Idaho Penitentiary Cemetery Secrets: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Amber Beierle will discuss the lives and deaths of inmates buried at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary prison cemetery. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to IBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

AUG. 21

Paella Cooking Class: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 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.

Danzig: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $25. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $28 day of show.

Love and Theft: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $19. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 23

Don Scott Diabetes Family Camp: Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 23. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Pioneer Lodge. For families who have children with type 1 diabetes. Features outdoor activities for the family, along with group sessions for the parents and caregivers, peer-to-peer opportunities for the kids and an evening campfire. $25 per person or $100 per family. Financial assistance available. Lisa Gonser, 331-1155, Ext. 32, lgonser@slhs.org.

AUG. 24

Bug Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Release ladybugs, participate in Insect Olympics, earn a “Certificate in Bugology” and catch live bugs. $8 general, $4 children 5-12 and members, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Sawtooth Salmon Festival: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Stanley Historical Museum, Idaho 75, Stanley. Vendor booths, music (Dan Costello, Scott Knickerbocker, Blaze ‘n’ Kelly), kids activities, spawning salmon tours, and a wild salmon feast (6 to 8 p.m., $15 general, $10 kids). Free. sawtoothsalmonfestival.com.

Pepsi Free Skate Day: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise. In addition to free public skating and skate rentals, the event also includes a hockey demonstration from 1 to 1:15 p.m. and a figure skaters demo from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. 608-7716, idahoiceworld.com.

AUG. 25

Willie Nelson and Family: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $55. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Three Days Grace: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $31. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

AUG. 26

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion: 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general, $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

AUG. 27

The Garden Table: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Features the Basque Market with an introduction to Basque wine and the making of the signature dish — Paella. Local Basque musicians will play the button accordion and tambourine. $5 general, $3 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

AUG. 28

Fun.: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Sold out.

AUG. 29

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $15 at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

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