Big September calendar: Your favorite fall fun is around the bend

mjenkins@idahostatesman.comAugust 25, 2013 

Even if the scorching sun still sends you screaming for the river, there are a few signs that autumn is on its way. Near the top of the calendar is Art in the Park, one of Boise’s favorite art festivals. You can also take your kids to vote for their favorite scarecrow at the Idaho Botanical Garden or to a Rock Party at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology. Sept. 7 is Bronco Nation’s first tailgating party, when Boise State faces Tennessee-Martin. Gardeners can share their favorite tomato stories or learn how to properly collect and store seeds. As the month ends, public art and architecture buffs may want to take part in the Tour of Boise, which takes participants on a 4k course around Downtown following clues and answering questions.

RECURRING EVENTS

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

Art in the Park: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 6-7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. More than 250 artists, food vendors, entertainment, children’s art tent. Fundraiser for Boise Art Museum. Free. boiseartmuseum.org.

Hot Rod Hangout: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 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.

Art in the Yard Bazaar and Cancer Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Saint Alphonsus Urgent Care Facility, 3025 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian. Benefit for The Nalen Cancer Fund. Free. 861-1799.

Scarecrow Stroll: 9 a.m. to dusk daily, Sept. 16 through Oct. 18, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. View and vote for your favorite scarecrows themed after safari animals. Free with regular admission: $5 general, $3 seniors and children 5-12. Free for ages 4 and younger and members. 343-8649, ­idahobotanicalgarden.org.

FitOne 5k, 9k and Expo (formerly the Women’s Fitness Celebration): Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, Boise. Benefit for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. ­fitoneboise.org.

• Sept. 19-20: Expo, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Nutritional tips, samples, vendors. Complimentary health screenings for registered 5k and 9k participants. Free.

• Sept. 21: 5k run, walk or stroll, 8:45 a.m. at Capitol Boulevard and Bannock Street. $27 general, $15 youth 6-17, $12 ages 5 and younger. 9k women’s-only run, 8:39 a.m. at Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road. $37 general, $30 youth 6-17.

The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Sept. 20 through Nov. 2, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian. This year’s corn crop depicts an iconic cowboy and the words “God Bless the American Cowboy.” Also, hayrides, food, pumpkin patch, pig races and more. $10.95 Friday-Saturday, $7.95 Monday-Thursday, free for ages 2 and younger. 922-5678, ­farmsteadfestival.com.

Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Sept. 27 through Nov. 2, Linder Farms, 7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian. Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, food, petting zoo, pony rides, zip line, more. Maze and farm admission: $10 general, $7 children 4-11. For farm only, no corn maze: $4. Free for ages 3 and younger. Half price on Tuesdays; every day for military families. linderfarms.com.

FILMS

Movies in the Garden: Dusk Fridays, Sept. 6 and 20, 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.

• Sept. 6: “Ghostbusters”

• Sept. 20: “The Princess Bride”

FOOD AND WINE

Sun Valley Harvest Festival: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 19-22, Sun Valley and Ketchum areas. Food and wine event with chef demonstrations, panel discussions, restaurant walk and more. (208) 450-6430, ­sunvalleyharvestfestival.com.

Sunnyslope Wine Festival: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22, local wineries. Visit eight wineries along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, including Huston, Bitner and Ste. Chapelle, for tastings, food trucks, music, wine deals, prizes and more. Winemaker dinners on Sept. 20-21 at select wineries. On Sept. 22, wineries from across the state will converge at Ste. Chapelle, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. $30 for three-day passes (includes a tasting glass). 455-7975, ­sunnyslopewinetrail.org.

HOME AND GARDEN

Boise Basin Quilt Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Hundreds of judged and nonjudged quilts, vendors, gift garden, demos, raffle quilt, door prizes. $6 admission, free for ages under 6. 249-4277, boisebasinquilters.org.

MUSIC

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.

• Sept. 4: Aces Up

• Sept. 18: Treasure Valley’s Got Talent Highlight Artists

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

• Sept. 5: The Flavors

• Sept. 12: Hillfolk Noir

• Sept. 19: The Blues Brothers Rock ‘N Soul Revue

SPECIALITY SHOWS

Boise Fall Wedding Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave. 863-2316. Free. Brides are encouraged to register at boiseweddingshow.com for prizes.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Boise Hawks baseball vs. Hillsboro Hops: 6:45 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Sept. 1-2, Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $6-$12. 322-5000, boisehawks.com.

Boise State Broncos football: Bronco Stadium, 1400 W. Bronco Circle, Boise. $27-$65. Boise State Tickets, 426-1494.

• vs. Tennessee-Martin, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

• vs. Air Force, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. $34-$79.

• vs. Southern Miss, TBA Saturday, Sept. 28

THEATER

Green Zoo Theatre’s “A Night at the Zoo: An Evening of One-Acts”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Sept. 5-21, The WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. $7 at greenzoo.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “Wait Until Dark”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 5-7 and 12-14; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 8, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15; student, senior and military discounts for Thursdays and matinee. 342-2000, wait-until-dark.eventbrite.com.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “The Foreigner”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshows), Sept. 6 (preview), Sept. 7 (opening night), Sept. 8 (family night), Sept. 10-15, 17-22 and 24-29, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$41 Fridays-Saturdays, $24-$33 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (Sept. 6): $25 reserved, $18 general. Family night (Sept. 8): $33 reserved, $24 general, $12 children 6-17. Any night, students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, ­idahoshakespeare.org.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 6-7 and 13-14, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. $9-$18. Dinner and show: $23-$28. 462-5523, starlightmt.org.

Boise Little Theater’s “Shakespeare in Hollywood”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21, with 2 p.m. matinees Sept. 15 and 21, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors, in advance. $16 and $12 at the door. ­342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.

“Chicago”: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $37.50-$57.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

HomeGrown Theatre’s “Every Man Shift (For All the Rest)”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 6-7, Red Room, 1519 Main St., Boise. New play by local playwrights Chad Shohet and Dakotah Brown. A last-hurrah backpacking trip goes awry for four friends when a mysterious treasure map surfaces. $5 at the door.

Knock ‘em Dead Dinner Theatre’s “Les Miserables”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (dinner at 7 p.m.) and 7 p.m. Thursdays (no dinner), Sept. 13 through Nov. 2, 415 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Fridays and Saturdays: $39 dinner/show, $20 show only. Thursdays: $18 general, $15 seniors, military and students. 385-0021, ­kedproductions.org.

“Boise: You Don’t Look a Day over 149”: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St. Lauren Weedman’s newest comic quest. $25. 331-9224, Ext. 205; bctheater.org.

FARMERS MARKET

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.

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SEPT. 1

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic: Launches at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. Morning activities include balloon-flight competitions, music, up-close look at balloon aviation, food and coffee vendors. Free. spiritofboise.com.

Music from Stanley: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley. Featuring Hokum Hi-Flyers with Travis Ward. Free. musicfromstanley.com.

OneRepublic / Sara Bareilles: 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Serena Ryder. $40. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”: 7 p.m. (no Greenshow) Sunday, Sept. 1, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $24-$33; students with valid ID $18. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

SEPT. 2

Labor Day picnic: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise. [0x13]Sponsored by Boise Central Trades and Labor Council. Features barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, drinks and dessert, plus crafts for kids. $4 for the meal or four cans of food to help restock the council’s food bank.

SEPT. 3

“Archaeology of the Snake River Plain”: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Mark Plew will give an overview of the prehistory of the Snake River Plain with a discussion of notable archaeological discoveries with consideration of current issues and debates in Idaho archaeology. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to IBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

SEPT. 4

Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, The Grove plaza, 8th and Main streets, Boise. The Record Exchange season finale with music by C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, food, beer garden, vendors. Free. downtownboise.org.

Adam Ant: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Prima Donna. $29.50 general, $49.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

MGMT: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Sold out.

SEPT. 5

Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival: 12:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, others. $45. ICTickets, 442-3232. $49.75 day of show.

Kenneth Arnold’s Flying Saucers: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Join librarian Jim Jatkevicius for a discussion of Kenneth Arnold’s Saucers, an exploration of post-war Boise and the burgeoning UFO subculture and military subcultures. Free. 570-6900.

Reckless Kelly: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $22.50 general, $42.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $25 day of show.

SEPT. 6

Hoekom Hoedown: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise. Square dance/old-timey music series with Hokum Hi-Flyers. $5 per person, $15 per family. 385-0111.

Cathedral Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Monthly concert series will open with the acoustic music of Willison Roos with Tim Sharp on banjo. Free-will offering. 331-3554.

The Psychedelic Furs: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $23.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $25 day of show.

SEPT. 7

PurpleStride Boise: Registration at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Old Timer’s Shelter, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd. Walk a 5k course to raise funds for and awareness about pancreatic cancer. Includes a raffle, music and other family-friendly festivities. purplestride.org.

Vegetable Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Castle Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5707 Castle Drive, Boise (starting point). Introduces participants to different methods for growing vegetables in a variety of settings — from an urban farm to private homes. Maps given at first stop. All locations are within 5 miles of the church. $10 for Idaho Botanical Garden members, $15 nonmembers.

Boise Celebrates Good Neighbors: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Boise Public Library, Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Sidewalk mini-fair in front of the library with music, face painting, chalk drawing, a prize drawing and snacks. Free. 562-4995.

Animal Collective: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Dan Deacon. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

SEPT. 8

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure: 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $22, $28 and $45. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.

Mack Winsauer Memorial Scholarship Concert: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Langroise Recital Hall, College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. Featuring The Sawtooth Cello Choir with Jordan Bowman, soprano, and Katy Lootens, soprano. Directed by Samuel Smith. Suggested donation: $10 general, $5 students and seniors, $20 family.

Los Lonely Boys: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

SEPT. 9

Love INC of Treasure Valley “Melody of Love” Benefit: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, College Church of the Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave., Nampa. Music by local bluegrass band Chicken Dinner Road, and presentation by director Lois Tupyi, debuting “The Wagon Principle” on how to help people in need. $7 or free tickets in advance from Love INC. 466-7810, Ext. 3; loveinctv.org.

SEPT. 10

Fermentation: Tomato Seeds to Beer: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Franz Witte Nursery, 9770 W. State St., Garden City. Features a staged demonstration of how to save tomato seeds by Ali Ward, a demonstration of how to turn cabbage into sauerkraut by Chad Courtright, and a discussion of fermentation as part of the brewer’s art, complete with beer tastings, by Brewforia. Free. 853-0808.

A Conversation on Frank Zappa’s Music: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Free. 384-4076.

USS Boise: A One-Ship Fleet: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Learn about Boise’s Navy vessel namesake, the USS Boise, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine known for the strong bond it holds with the city of Boise. Presented by Lt. Gen. James Thompson (retired), Eric Lowe MMC (retired) and other members of the USS Boise Support Team. Free. 570-6900.

SEPT. 11

Big Gigantic: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Ill-Esha. $18. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $22 day of show.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Special appearance by Trey McIntyre Project. $45, at The Record Exchange, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, and egyptiantheatre.net. $50 day of show.

SEPT. 12

A Chefs’ Affaire: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Six-course meal, wine, silent and live auctions to benefit The Idaho Foodbank. $100 per person. 336-9643, idahofoodbank.org/aca.

Clint Black: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $40-$110. (208) 726-9491, ext. 110; sunvalleycenter.org.

Kenneth Arnold’s Flying Saucers: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Join librarian Jim Jatkevicius for a discussion of Kenneth Arnold’s Saucers, an exploration of post-war Boise and the burgeoning UFO subculture and military subcultures. Free. 384-4076.

Trivium / DevilDriver: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: After the Burial, Sylosis. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

SEPT. 13

Boise Urban Garden School’s 10th Anniversary: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, BUGS Garden, 4821 Franklin Road, Boise. Local wine, craft beer, appetizers, dinner, music by Dan Costello. $60. 891-4769, boiseurbangardenschool.org.

Kid Cudi: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Big Sean, Logic. $29.50, $45 and $85. ICTickets, 442-3232.

All Time Low: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $23.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $25 day of show.

SEPT. 14

Rivers of Lava — the South Fork Boise River: Meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, for an 8 a.m. departure at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Explore the Rivers of Lava with professional geologist Don Adair. Dress for the weather and bring water, lunch and snacks. $15 general, $10 members, $5 children. No reservations required. 853-1678.

Walking for the Children: Register at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. One- and 3-mile walks on the Greenbelt. Benefit for the Shriners Hospital for Children. $20 before Sept. 1, $25 after. 375-0159.

Celebrate migratory birds: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Learn about the Idaho Bird Observatory, annual fall bird counts and critical data gathering up on top of Lucky Peak. Free. 493-2530.

Closer to Heaven — A Mountain Living Home Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Idaho City. View several homes and two historic buildings. Fundraiser for The Isaiah Foundation's Mountain Kids Day Camp. $10 at Boise State Tickets, $15 day of event. (208) 392-9992, isaiahsranch.com.

Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society’s Koi and Goldfish Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Koi competition, trade show, bonsai displays, Japanese drumming performance, more. Free. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

”Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago”: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Boise Centre (Summit Room), 850 W. Front St. Award-winning documentary directed by Lydia B. Smith. In addition to the film premiere, Boise author/speaker Kurt Koontz will launch his book, “A Million Steps.” $10 at brownpapertickets.com/event/435028, $15 at the door. caminodocumentary.org.

Baldapalooza: 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Reid Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. Performances by stars from NBC’s “The Voice”: Midas Whale, Ryan Innes and Amy Whitcomb. Also, music by Fictionist, Waking Jordan and local acts; food; children’s activities. Benefit for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. $20 general, $75 VIP; $100 general family pass. baldapalooza.org.

Eagle Food and Wine Festival: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, BanBury Golf Course, 2626 S. Marypost Place, Eagle. Highlighting select Idaho wineries and pairing them with premier local chefs. A portion of event proceeds to benefit The Wyakin Warrior Foundation, IICACC and the Eagle Food Bank. $40 per person. eaglefoodandwinefestival.com.

An Evening with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Tsoukalos, from the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” series, presents a tour around the globe exploring ancient ruins, archaeological sites and artifacts. $30-$100. giorgio.brownpapertickets.com.

Phil Keaggy: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Centennial Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. Benefit for Boise Love INC. $20 at boiseloveinc.org.

SEPT. 15

Jordan’s Ride: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Eagle Sports Complex, Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle. Benefit bike ride in honor of Jordan Michael Zappia, who passed away at 16 months of age to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Benefit for the American SIDS Institute and Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center. 10-, 30-, 50- and 100-mile routes; bike parade for children. 274-3589, jordansride.org.

Rock Party: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Activity stations for kids covering mining, archeology and geology; hillside geology hikes; mineral identification; gold panning; mining history and more. $4 general, $3 seniors, $2 children 6-14, free for ages 5 and younger and members. 283-3186.

Daughters of the British Empire afternoon tea: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Barber Park Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise. Dainty sandwiches, scones, fancy cakes and fresh hot tea. Benefits the Western District British Home, The Idaho Foodbank and the Boise Rescue Mission’s Veterans Program. $25 per person, in advance only. 342-2821 or dbecrownjewels@yahoo.com.

Eliane Elias Quartet: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $40 general, $20 students. 426-3498, boisejazzsociety.org.

Jars of Clay: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show.

MarchFourth Marching Band: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $20, at The Record Exchange, Boise Co-op, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273. $25 at the door.

SEPT. 16

Family Friendly Dance Party: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Nampa Public Library, 101 11th Ave. S. DJ, dance lights, disco ball, lasers, fog machine and a go-go dance platform to show off your dance moves. Free. nampalibrary.org.

SEPT. 17

Tomato Tales: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise. Share your tomato stories. Hosted by local storyteller and tomato farmer Casey O’Leary. Free. 342-7548.

Seed Collecting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn how to determine what a seed is and how to properly collect, dry, store and label your seeds for future use. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Shinedown / Skillet: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Opening: We As Human. $35. CenturyLink Box Office, 331-8497.

Neko Case: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

SEPT. 18

The Care and Feeding of Carnivorous Plants: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Meet with Dave Nelson, owner of the carnivorous plant collection loaned to the garden, for a talk that addresses the different types and the methods the garden utilizes to capture and kill insects and how to grow the plants here in the Treasure Valley. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

USS Boise: A One-Ship Fleet: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Learn about Boise’s Navy vessel namesake, the USS Boise, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine known for the strong bond it holds with the city of Boise. Presented by Lt. Gen. James Thompson (retired), Eric Lowe MMC (retired) and other members of the USS Boise Support Team. Free. 384-4076.

SEPT. 19

Blue Jean Ball: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Coolwater Creek and Events, 7355 S. Eagle Road, Meridian. Drinks at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment. Benefit for March of Dimes. $125 per person, $1,000 per table of eight. 336-5421, marchofdimes.com/idaho.

Food Made Fast: Salad: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Williams-Sonoma, Boise Towne Square mall. Cooking class featuring Thai steak with bok choy, warm goat cheese and chicken salad; Mediterranean farro salad; lentil, bacon and frisee salad. $30. Register: 685-0455.

Kenneth Arnold’s Flying Saucers: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Join librarian Jim Jatkevicius for a discussion of Kenneth Arnold’s saucers, an exploration of post-war Boise and the burgeoning UFO subculture and military subcultures. Free. 562-4996.

Workshop and Reading with Boise’s Poet Laureate: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Boise Public Library, Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Join Diane Raptosh, Boise’s 2013 poet laureate and an Idaho Writer in Residence, for a poetry writing workshop, followed by a reading from her brand new collection, “American Amnesiac.” Free. 562-4995.

SEPT. 20

Midiri Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Boise High School, 1010 W. Washington St. $25 general, $10 students; $65 for five-concert season. 331-5015, boisecc.org.

Dizzy Wright: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $20. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $25 day of show.

SEPT. 21

Concrete Leaf Workshop: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 (part 1), Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Create a garden ornament using concrete and a large leaf. Cover your leaf with wet cement on Saturday and return to the garden on Thursday (6 p.m. Sept. 26) to finish. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Saturday Camp: Fabulous Fall: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Nature walks, games and crafts for children ages 5-9. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Victorian Boise: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, The Bishops’ House, 2420 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Hear portrayals of Victorian life with Temperance Bown, Julia Davis and Mary Hallock Foote. Also, historical exhibits, children’s activities, music and refreshments. Free. 342-3279, thebishopshouse.com.

Fall to Worship: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue North, Nampa. Music by Ryan Stevenson, Brandon Bee and others; free hot dogs and snacks; bounce houses; face painting and a ministry fair. Free. 941-4611, falltoworship.com.

Dinner in the Hollow: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Harrison Hollow trailhead, Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. Dinner, drinks and music by Ken Harris to benefit the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. $65 in advance at lttv.org. 345-1452.

Pigs on the Wing: 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $14. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

SEPT. 22

Scandinavian Society 90th Anniversary Fall Picnic: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise. Smorgasbord/potluck with music, dancing, rope toss tournament and other activities. Free. 939-4763.

SEPT. 24

The Tomato Beer Garden: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Boise Co-op, 888 W. Fort St. Sample the magic of locally brewed beer (courtesy of Payette Brewing Co.) combined with the fresh juice of locally grown heirloom tomatoes. Free.

The Garden Table: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Features Calle 75 Tacos and a salsa cooking demonstration with wine and music by Thomas Paul. $5 general, $3 seniors and children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger and members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

SEPT. 25

Firewise Landscape: Concepts and Techniques: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn ways to create a defensible space which reduces the risk of wildfire damage to your home. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Muslim Journeys: Singing My Faith: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Dr. Ery Djunaedy will sing examples of teaching songs and explain how Indonesia became the world’s most populous Muslim country. Free. 562-4996.

Matt Nathanson: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Joshua Radin. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Gordon Lightfoot: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $35, $45 and $65. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

Steve Earle and The Dukes: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Opening: The Mastersons. $45, at Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, and egyptiantheatre.net.

SEPT. 26

OktoberBreast: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Franz Witte Nursery, 9770 W. State St., Garden City. Food, beer, wine, music and dancing. Benefits Casting for Recovery and Expedition Inspiration. Saint Alphonsus mammogram bus on site (advance appointments). $15. 853-0808, franzwitte.com/page/oktoberbreast.

Idaho Humanities Council’s Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner: No-host reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Historian Nathaniel Philbrick will speak about his just-released book, “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution.” $60 general, $125 benefactor (includes preferred seating and a private pre-dinner reception). 345-5346, idahohumanities.org.

Kenneth Arnold’s Flying Saucers: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Boise Public Library, Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Join librarian Jim Jatkevicius for a discussion of Kenneth Arnold’s saucers, an exploration of post-war Boise and the burgeoning UFO subculture and military subcultures. Free. 562-4995.

Anathema: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

SEPT. 27

Grow the Garden Party: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions, to benefit the Idaho Botanical Garden. $65 members, $75 nonmembers. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Frightened Rabbit: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $18 day of show.

SEPT. 28

NAMIWalks Boise: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, Albertsons corporate office, 250 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. 376-4304, namiwalks.org/Boise.

Sports card show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave. Buy, sell and trade cards, memorabilia and vintage items. Free. 338-3828.

Daughters of the Nile Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, El Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. $25. 375-0159.

Taste of the Harvest: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Morrison Quadrangle, The College of Idaho campus, Caldwell. Music, multicultural entertainment, children’s activities and local crafts, food and beverage, including several Idaho wineries. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for first-generation students whose parents are agricultural workers. $15 at the door, free for ages 12 and younger. 459-5025, collegeofidaho.edu/eventservices/taste-harvest.

Trapt: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $14. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $16 day of show.

SEPT. 29

Old Time Farm Days: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Schick-Ostolasa farmstead, 5006 W. Farm Court, Hidden Springs. Children’s games and activities, music, a gift basket and desert auction. Lunch and drinks available. $3 general, $2 children younger than 14. 229-3461.

Tour of Boise: 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Julia Davis Park, shelter No. 1, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Individual participants or teams of 2-4 will follow map clues and answer questions about Boise’s public art, architecture and historical landmarks. Run, walk or stroll along a roughly 4k course. Snacks and raffle to follow. Benefit for Bogus Basin Nordic Team. $25 per person, $68 team of four. Register by Sept. 23. bogusbasinnordicteam.com.

Evil Wine Carnival: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Two stages of music featuring dozens of bands, adult-themed carnival games, bizarre costumes, audience participation/competitions, prizes, local raffles. $10. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $15 at the door. evilwine.com.

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