Big October calendar: Reap October's abundance — of fun

mjenkins@idahostatesman.comSeptember 29, 2013 

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You don’t have to wait until Halloween zombie parties to get spooked. The Field of Screams, Trail of Terror, Haunted World, Ghost Hunting in Boise and Haunted Dinner Trains can send you shivers all month long. If you aren’t up for a good fright, however, there are also local harvest festivals, Oktoberfest and the annual Trailing of the Sheep festival in Hailey and Ketchum. Fun fall fundraisers include See Spot Walk; Expedition Inspiration’s Be Inspired for Breast Cancer Research Dinner and Auction; and Fashion Victims Ball, to name a few.

RECURRING EVENTS

HAUNTS/MAZES

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, through Saturday, 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 and $13.95 Friday-Saturday, $7.95 and $10.95 Monday-Thursday, free for ages 2 and younger. 922-5678, ­farmsteadfestival.com.

• The Field of Screams haunted experience is Friday and Saturday nights in October. $15.95 for Scream Pass, $17.95 for Insanity Pass. 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, through Saturday, 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.

• Trail of Terror, dusk to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and dusk to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 11-31. $14, includes maze and farm admission.

The Haunted World: Dusk to midnight Friday-Saturday and dusk to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 1-31, Northside Boulevard and Idaho 20-26, four miles north of the Nampa sugar factory. Features a 30-acre outdoor haunt, a hostel asylum gone wrong (Skullvania) and a 15-acre corn maze. $20, free for ages 5 and younger. Additional $3 “Fast Track” fee puts you at the front of the line. ­hauntedworld.org.

The Haunted Woods: Dusk to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 11-26 and Oct. 31, Merrill Community Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. Winding trail with a variety of ghoulish creatures, bloody ghosts and more. Benefit for the Eagle Volunteer Firefighter Association. $10 general, $6 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger, at the gate only. ­eaglefire.org.

HALLOWEEN

Ghost Hunting in Boise and Beyond: Marie Cuff, executive director of the International Paranormal Reporting Group, and her Boise-based team will explore ghosts, hauntings and paranormal activity in the Boise area.

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. 384-4075.

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. 570-6900.

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. 562-4996.

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. 562-4995.

Boise Bone Bash: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Costume contest, food and drinks, tours of the penitentiary, tarot card readers, a prize drawing, music and more. Benefit for the Arthritis Foundation. $40 per person, $75 for two. (801) 536-0990, arthgwr.ejoinme.org/?tabid=486360.

Haunted Dinner Trains: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, Thunder Mountain Line, Horseshoe Bend Depot, 120 Mill Road. (208) 331-1184, ­thundermountainline.com.

• Oct. 4, 18: Twilight Train — murder mystery show.

• Oct. 11, 25: Ghost Train — paranormal experts will share stories and their equipment.

Halloween Classic XX: Gates at 9 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 9-13, Firebird Raceway, 8551 Idaho 16, Eagle. Costumes, pit scene decorations, kids’ games, hayrides and drag racing. $5-$15. 938-8986, ­firebirdonline.com.

Halloween Haunted Trolley Tours: 8 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-31, Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Boise. For ages 13 and older. $16. 31st tour is 21 and up only. 433-0849, ­boisetrolleytours.com.

Halloween Movie and Discussion — Double Feature: 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Watch two horror classics from the 1930s. Free. For movie titles, call 570-6900.

Frightened Felons: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26 (last admission 10 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. 334-2844, history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary-events.

• Family Night, Oct. 25: Scavenger hunts, games, prizes, actors portraying inmates of the past, a special performance of “Thriller,” a haunted cell house, costume contest (cash prizes) and more. Proceeds benefit educational programs and exhibits at the Idaho State Historical Society. Recommended for ages 10 and older. $15 general, $12 children younger than 12, at brownpapertickets.com/event/455288.

• Adult Night, Oct. 26: Special performance of “Thriller,” a haunted cell house, scavenger hunts, games, “Ghost Adventure” (Old Idaho Penitentiary episode) screening, costume contest with cash prizes and more. Food and beverages available from Crooked Fence Brewing, Free Range Pizza and Saint Lawrence Gridiron. $15 at brownpapertickets.com/event/455350.

Boo at the Zoo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 (last admission at 4:30 p.m.), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, pumpkin patch photos, face painting, and, of course, the zoo. $7 general, $4.50 seniors, $4.25 children 3-11. Free for ages 2 and younger and members. 384-4260, zooboise.org.

Family Halloween Matinee: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Three teens must save the neighborhood when they discover that their neighbor’s house is a living, breathing monster with horrible plans for Halloween night (2006, PG). Free. For title, call 562-4996.

Creepy Critter Encounters: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct 26, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. See a live owl and other animals, learn about creatures of the refuge on a spooky hike, hear spooky stories and create Halloween crafts. Come in costume for a special treat. Free. 467-9278.

Dusk till Dawn Zombie Prom: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Prizes and games, Zombie Olympics, costume contests, souvenir photos on the Blood Red Carpet, drink specials, music by The Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

Halloween Sleepover: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Wings Center, 1875 Century Way, Boise. Boys and girls ages 5-12 can enjoy Planet Kid, a rock wall, inflatables, giant foam pit, Goodie Quest, pizza and witch’s brew, and a huge wall-size movie. $38 for first child, $32 each additional. A $5 per-child fee will be added for day-of registration. 376-3641.

“Heads Will Rock, Heads Will Roll” Halloween costume / dance party: 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 26, Basque Center, 601 Grove St., Boise. Costume contest, music by Bucket List. $5 cover.

Halloween Spooktacular: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise. Costume contest, treats and a DJ spinning frightful tunes. $5, includes skate rental. 608-7716.

Zombie Halloween Party: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Come dressed as one of the infected or as a struggling survivor. Contests, games, prizes, snacks and more. For ages 12-17. Register in person or call 570-6900. The Exotic Erotica Ball: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Games, costume contest, souvenir photos on the Blood Red Carpet, drink specials, music by The Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

FALL FESTIVALS

Scarecrow Stroll: 9 a.m. to dusk daily, through Friday, 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.

Fall Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Mountain Home. Crafts, vendors, food, entertainment, hayrides, pie tasting and more. Free. 587-4334, mountainhomechamber.com.

GCHS The River Through Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Gem Island Sports Complex, Canal Street, Emmett. Celebrate the first 150 on the Payette River with President Lincoln, Civil War skirmishes, free trappers, miners, a wagon train and more. Free. 365-9530.

Fall Harvest Festival: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Farmers market, scarecrow display, wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, local food and art vendors, music, beer and wine. $6 general, $3 IBG members and ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, ­idahobotanicalgarden.org.

October Festival: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, 828 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian. Food, music and silent auction. Purchase tickets for $20 ($25 at the door) to spend on food/drinks. 888-4342, ­episcopalholynativity.org.

Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian. Local entertainment, food, merchants and silent auction. Ten percent of food vendor proceeds will benefit Brylee Gabby, 7, of Nampa, who is battling cancer. Free. 896-4235.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival: Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13, Hailey and Ketchum. History, folk and traditional arts; a Folklife Fair and Fiber Festival with classes and workshops, music, dance, storytelling; two days of championship sheepdog trials, along with For the Love of Lamb (Oct. 11) and parade (noon, Oct. 13). (208) 720-0585, ­trailingofthesheep.org.

Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, FarWest Landscape and Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise. Pumpkin painting, hayrides, bounce house, games, contests, craft booths and produce stand. Free entry with canned food item for The Idaho Foodbank. 853-4000.

Idaho Renaissance Faire: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Gem Island Sports Complex, Canal Street, Emmett. Living history celebration with demonstrations, vendors, artisans, performances, games, jousting exhibitions, music. Free. idahorenfaire.org.

Great Pumpkin Launch: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 12250 Orchard Place, Nampa. Watch pumpkins shoot out of giant cannons into the air, purchase produce, enjoy children’s activities, treats for sale and more. Benefit for Canyon County Habitat for Humanity’s building program. Free. 463-0222, canyonhabitat.org.

Pumpkins and Ponies: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Cathedral of the Rockies — Amity Campus, 4464 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise. Pumpkin patch, carriage rides, games, activities, photo opportunity, more. Free. 362-2168, cathedraloftherockies.org.

FOOD AND WINE

Oktoberfest: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, The Riverside Hotel (outdoors between pool and Boise River), 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. German buffet and music by Boise’s Edelweiss Band. Saturday is catered more toward family, with balloons and face painting. $15 general, $12 seniors, $8 children 12 and younger. 343-1871.

MUSIC

Michael Martin Murphey: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 2-3, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Opening: Andy Byron. $25 at ticketbud.com.

PERFORMING ARTS

The Langroise Trio: ­Performing works by Earnest and Boccherini featuring guest artists and College of Idaho students Maggie Torrey (violin) and Kyle True (cello). collegeofidaho.edu.

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $10 general, $5 students and seniors.

• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Langroise Recital Hall, College of Idaho, Caldwell. Free.

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree: Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 16-20, Sun Valley Lodge. More than 200 musicians, 260 shows. Ten venues are connected by frequent, free shuttle buses. $36 daily to $153 for all events depending on date of purchase. (877) 478-5277, ­sunvalleyjazz.com.

Boise Baroque Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Andrew Sords will interpret a Mozart masterpiece: Violin Concerto in A Major. $22 general, $17 students and seniors, at boisebaroque.org, 891-1300 or at the door.

Off Center Dance’s “Alice’s Mad World”: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, El Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Adaptation of the traditional “Alice in Wonderland.”$15 general, $10 students and seniors, at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. offcenterdance.org.

SPECIALTY SHOWS

Tomodachi Fest: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Anime convention that focuses on all aspects of anime, manga, cinema, gaming, and Japanese and Asian pop culture; and features special guests and events, concerts, educational panels and workshops, a 24-hour free play arcade, autograph sessions and an artists alley room. $20 per day ($7 ages 7-12), $35 for three-day ($12 ages 7-12), free for seniors and ages 6 and younger upon request. (208) 409-0759, tomodachifest.com.

Idaho Health, Beauty and Fitness Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Exhibits, seminars, samples, door prizes. Free. ­idahobusinessleague.com.

• Superhero 5k run/walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Benefits Camp Rainbow Gold. Register at ­bluecirclesports.com.

Treasure Valley Dog Shows: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. American Kennel Club sanctioned events: breed conformation, rally and obedience (Thursday-Sunday); agility (Friday-Sunday); canine good citizen testing (Saturday) and a puppy match (Saturday evening). Free. 388-1514, icckc.org.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $15-$40. 388-4667, ­idahostampede.com.

Boise State Broncos football vs. Nevada: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Bronco Stadium, 1400 W. Bronco Circle, Boise. $$34-$79. Boise State Tickets, 426-1494.

THEATER

Boise State Theatre Arts Department “All in the Timing”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 and 9-12, with 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 6 and 13, Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $15 general, $12 seniors, non-BSU students, alumni, military. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110. Free tickets for BSU students and faculty on campus only.

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), through Saturday, 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.

Daisy’s Madhouse Theatre’s “Crazy Eights and other One Acts”: 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St. $10. 918-1351, ­daisysmadhouse.org.

“Memphis”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 9-10, and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $37.50-$57.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

Boise Contemporary Theater’s “Red”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Oct. 9 through Nov. 2, with 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 854 Fulton St. $30 Fridays-Saturdays, $20 Thursdays, $15 Wednesdays and matinees. All preview (Oct. 9-11) and student tickets are $15. Season tickets available: $59-$99. 331-9224, bctheater.org.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “It’s a Scream”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 11-12, 17-19 and 24-26, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 20, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15; student, senior and military discounts for Thursdays and matinee. 342-2000, its-a-scream.eventbrite.com.

“Night of the Living Queens”: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. $20. Reservations: 368-0405.

Disney On Ice presents “Rockin’ Ever After”: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 17-18; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $20-$60. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766. Opening night discounts: $12 (not valid on premium seating).

Boise Little Theater’s “Getting Away with Murder”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 18-19, 24-26 and 31-Nov. 2, with 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors, in advance. $16 and $12 at the door. ­342-5104, ­boiselittletheater.org.

Weiser Little Theater’s “Dashing Through the Snow”: 7 p.m. Oct. 24-26, 29, 31 and Nov. 1-2, 309 E. 2nd St. $25, includes dinner and dessert. $15 for dessert-only nights (Oct. 24, 29). 414-0452.

Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Pirates of Penzance”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 24-26, with a 1:30 p.m. matinee Saturday, Oct. 26, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $17. 468-2385, ­mtionline.org.

OTHER EVENTS

Boise Open Studios Collective (BOSCO) Open Studios Weekend: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13, Boise area. More than 30 professional artists will open their studio doors. Free. Studio tour map at ­boiseopenstudios.com.

American Girl Fashion Show: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13, The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Presentation of historical and contemporary fashion. Fundraiser for Ballet Idaho. $40. 343-0556, ­balletidaho.org.

Friends Fall Book Sales:

• 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Eagle Public Library, 100 Stierman St. Half price from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

• 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Friends Warehouse, 762 River St., Boise. Sunday is half-price day. Preview sale for members is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

Braco “Spark the Spirit” USA Tour: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Croatian alternative healer. $8 per 35-minute session. braco.net/boise-idaho.

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.

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.

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.

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OCT. 1

Hey Marseilles: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: The Apache Relay, Solomon’s Hollow. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 at the door.

OCT. 2

Cirque Musica: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $24.50, $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Citizen Cope: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Solo acoustic. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Josh Groban: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. Opening: Judith Hill. $39.50, $59.50 and $84.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.

OCT. 3

Bingo 4 Winter: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at The WaterCooler, 1405 W. Idaho St., Boise. Food and beer available from St. Lawrence Gridiron food truck and Payette Brewing, music by Boise Vinyl Preservation Society. Benefit for Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowSchool program. Free. 577-1182.

Houses: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Live Amp, Lamont Kohner. $8. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $10 at the door.

Tech N9ne: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru. $30. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Datsik: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Funtcase, Antiserum, Mayhem. $25 general, $45 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $30 day of show.

OCT. 4

Literature for Lunch: 12:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Join Boise State University English professors Cheryl Hindrichs and Carol Martin for a discussion of “Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table,” a memoir by contemporary food writer Ruth Reichl. 384-4075.

Art for Art: A Night on the Boardwalk: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Creative Access Art Center, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. Art sale created by local artists to benefit Idaho Parents Unlimited. $30 per person or $50 per couple. artforart.ipulidaho.org.

Best Medicine Ball: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Clubhouse Event Center, 7311 W. Potomac Drive, Boise. Dinner, live and silent auctions, and a comedy performance by local comedian Heath Harmison. Benefit for the Child Life Specialists at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. $75 per person. 870-7411 or email C4acAngela@gmail.com.

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Benefit for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. $25, at The Record Exchange, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, and egyptiantheatre.net.

Beats Antique: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

OCT. 5

Fiber Arts Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Garden Valley High School, 1053 Banks to Lowman Highway, Garden Valley. Vendors, fiber displays, art exhibits. Free. (208) 462-2500.

Ladies’ Day Out: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Biannual event encourages ladies to try out the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies. The first 100 women to register at the store will receive a free gift, and all women who attend and participate in the event will be invited to enjoy the employee discount on all purchases. Free. 672-7900, cabelas.com/boise.

See Spot Walk: Festivities at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. One-mile dog walk to benefit the Idaho Humane Society. Also, food, contests, vendors, demonstrations. $25 general, $15 children 12 and younger. Day-of registration is $30 and $20. seespotwalk.org.

Meridian Public Safety Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Fire Station No. 1, 504 E. Franklin Road, Meridian. Celebrate crime and fire prevention months with McGruff and Sparky, face painting, demonstrations, various safety checks and food; plus, meet the firefighters and police officers. Free. 888-1234.

Friends of the Ada Community Library Bookstore Grand Opening: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 W. Lake Hazel Road, Boise. Celebration for its used bookstore with a sidewalk book sale, barbecue, pet parade, as well as police and search-and-rescue dog demonstrations. Free.

150Fest: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, The Grove plaza, 8th and Main streets, Boise. All artists performing are featured on “In Our Town: Songs for Boise 150,” a CD compilation produced by the city’s Department of Arts and History. The CD, along with local food and beverages, will be available for purchase. Free. The Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) will offer free parking at all six of its garages between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ccdcboise.com/parkingdowntown/garage.

Cans For Care kick-off: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Sockeye Brewing, 12542 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. For the month of October, Sockeye Brewing’s Dagger Falls IPA will be available for purchase in pink six-packs. Kick-off patio/parking lot event features music, food trucks, brews and guided brewery tours. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the project for the treatment and care of our community’s cancer patients. Free. sockeyebrew.com.

35th Hannahversary: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Music by J.R. & The Stingrays at 5:30 p.m., The Secret Agents Reunion at 7:30 p.m. and The Rocci Johnson Band from 9:30 p.m. to close. No cover.

Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Downtown Crouch beside the Old Crouch Merc Exchange. Benefit to support the Garden Valley Center for the Arts. Reception to follow at GVCA from 6 to 8 p.m. to meet the musicians as well as artists involved in gallery show. Free. (208) 462-6860, gvcagv.org.Æ Chartered fun buses available for Treasure Valley supporters. Box lunches and refreshments will be served, along with wine and beer tastings. Email kevinkirkmusic@gmail.com for reservations.

Bieter Ball: 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. No-host cocktail reception, dinner with wines, and a variety-show-style concert hosted by Curtis Stigers and featuring Idaho musical artists celebrating the rich and diverse history of music in Boise over the past 150 years. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Musicians’ Fund of Boise. $100 per person at bieterball.brownpapertickets.com.

Mad Hot for Ballroom: 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Boise Square Dance Center, 6534 W. Diamond St. Social dancing, refreshments and a dance showcase featuring local dancers. Evening’s highlight will be the performance of professional 9-Dance competitive ballroom dancers Sergei Shapoval and Ania Tarnowska from Las Vegas. $25 USA Dance members, $30 nonmembers, $50 preferred, $15 students, at madhot2013.eventbrite.com. $35 at the door.

Blue October: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

OCT. 6

Southern Comfort Gaited Horse Club Poker Ride: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W. Hatchery Road. Portion of the proceeds benefits the Idaho Humane Society Horse Rescue Ranch and FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses). $5 if registered by Sept. 30, $10 after. 939-4863, gaitedhorseclub.com.

Preservation Idaho Heritage Homes Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Boise Highlands area. Self-guided tour features mid-century modern homes. $25 general, $20 for Preservation Idaho members. 424-5111, preservationidaho.org.

SueB Memorial 5k Run/Walk: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Proceeds support the SueB Endowment Fund at the WCA. $25. 343-3688, wcaboise.org.

Michael Franti and Spearhead: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general, $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

OCT. 8

Fall for a Good Story: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Storyteller Annette Collette will share stories from different cultures about the effect of changing seasons on animals, plants and people. Free. 467-9278.

OCT. 9

Continuing Education Class: Dirty Deeds: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Explores how homeowners can improve difficult soil conditions found in Idaho. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

OCT. 10

Birthright Benefit: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Dinner and silent auction to benefit Birthright of Boise. $35 per person. 939-0871, birthright.org.

Krewella: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Candyland, Seven Lions. $25. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $30 day of show.

OCT. 11

“Murder in Margaritaland”: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, El Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Murder mystery to benefit Iras Temple No. 40 Daughters of the Nile. $25, includes dinner. 343-0571.

Okaidja and Shokoto: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Liberty Theatre, 110 S. Main St., Hailey. Traditional Ghanaian songs and dances blended with music of West Africa and of the African diaspora. $20 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $30 nonmembers, $5 students 18 and younger. (208) 726-9491, ext. 110; sunvalleycenter.org.

New Transit CD release show: 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Opening: Hillfolk Noir, a.k.a. Belle. $10 at the door.

Disclosure: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: T. Williams. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $22 day of show.

OCT. 12

SeniorFaire: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Vendors provide information on health care, insurance, financial planning, recreation, exercise, assisted living, senior community living and more. Free. 468-5500.

Terra Nativa Vineyards Harvest Event in the Vineyards: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Terra Nativa Vineyards, 100 N. Bene Posto Place, Boise (below Table Rock). Complimentary food bites; wines available for purchase. Hosted by Winery Seekers Wine Tours.Free. 863-5204.

Team Hope Walk: 5k run at 2 p.m. and 1-mile/2-mile walks at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Benefits HDSA (Huntington’s Disease Society of America). $5 for 1-mile/2-mile, $15 for 5k. hdsa.org/thwidaho.

Capstone Missions Fall Fiesta: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 Northview St., Boise. Food with live, silent and dessert auctions. $25 per person, $40 per couple. 863-8786, capstonemissions.org.

GWAR: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $23 day of show. Opening: Whitechapel, Iron Regan, Band of Ores.

The Waterboys: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Opening: Freddie Stevenson. $33, at The Record Exchange, Egyptian Theatre box office, 387-1273, and egyptiantheatre.net. $38 day of show.

OCT. 13

Zeds Dead: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $23. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

OCT. 14

The Maine / Anberlin: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Midiri Brother Jazz Sextet: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. $10-$20 general, $5-$10 ages younger than 18 and college students. 459-5783, caldwellfinearts.org.

“Ring of Fire”: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Musical revue features a journey through Johnny Cash’s storied life and celebrated music. $26. 468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.

OCT. 15

Masters of Illusion Live: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50; $100 for family four pack. CenturyLink Box Office, 331-8497.

Carbon Leaf: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Cathedral Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. The Cornerstone Chorale and Brass will present “Be Not Afraid: Finding the Courage to Care.” Benefit for the Tijuana Christian Mission Orphanage. Free-will offering. 343-7511.

The Avett Brothers: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $29.50, $35 and $45. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110. $2 more day of show.

OCT. 16

Dinner on Stage with Ruth Reichl: 5:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Reichl is the editor of The Modern Library Food Series, editorial advisor to Gilt Taste and serves as a judge for Season 4 of “Top Chef Masters.” She will present a lecture entitled “Eating Our Words” following the dinner ($20-$55). Benefit for The Cabin. $100 per person. 331-8000.

Australia’s Thunder From Down Under: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Male revue. $25-$50. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Readings and Conversations with Ruth Reichl: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Food writer, restaurant critic and “Top Chef Masters” judge will present “Eating Our Words.” $20-$55. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110. 331-8000.

Strfkr: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $13. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $15 day of show.

OCT. 17

Chiddy Bang: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $18 day of show.

OCT. 18

Village at Meridian Grand Opening: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian. Ribbon cutting, fountain shows every hour, face painting, balloon art, kids’ crafts, food and a performance by Party Crashers. Swag bag to the first 300 shoppers. Free. 888-1701, thevillageatmeridian.com.

Cabela’s Campfire Award Sporting Clays Tournament: 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Black Dog Clays, 7680 Vallejo Road, Boise. Features live and silent auction, dinner provided by Saint Lawrence Gridiron, drinks and music. Proceeds benefit Curtis Jaussi who lost his leg in a hunting accident. $125 individuals, $500 for a team of five. cabelascampfire.eventbrite.com.

Anthony Kearns: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Boise High School, 1010 W. Washington St. Presented by Boise Community Concert Association. $25 general, $10 students; $65 for remaining four concerts. 331-5015, boisecc.org.

Aces Up and Jackson Michelson: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Jimmy Bivens. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 day of show.

OCT. 19

“Elevation” film premiere: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 W. Main St., Boise. Movie is part ski porn, part documentary and a full-on propaganda piece promoting the joys and wonder of exploring on skis and split-board. Come early for dinner with P. Diddy Wraps, beers, raffle (to benefit Winter Wildlands). $10.

West Coast Fest: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Kid Ink, Too Short, YG, Warren G, Mack 10. $39.50 general, $59.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

OCT. 20

Family Reading Series “The Canterville Ghost”: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $7. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

OCT. 21

KMFDM: 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Chant. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $22 day of show.

OCT. 22

Expedition Inspiration’s Be Inspired for Breast Cancer Research Dinner and Auction: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University. Guest speaker Julie Gralow, MD; co-hosts Carolyn Holly and Dee Sarton; and auctioneer Larry Flynn. $50. 342-6065, expeditioninspiration.org.

Ina Garten: How Easy is That? 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Williams-Sonoma, Boise Towne Square mall. Cooking class featuring herbed ricotta bruschettas, provencal lamb, parmesan polenta, and cranberry and apple cake. $30. Register: 685-0455.

OCT. 23

The Used: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: William Control. $23. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $25 day of show.

OCT. 24

CONVERGE: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive. Celebrates the merging of cultures, our community and the artwork of Kehinde Wiley. Features music, food and raffle. Proceeds support BAM’s education programs. $15 general, $10 BAM members, in advance. $20 and $15 at the door. 345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.

Walk the Moon: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: The Mowgli’s. $18. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show.

OCT. 25

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. Opening: Talib Kweli, Big K.R.I.T. $29, $35, $40 and $47.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.

David Nail: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $19.75. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

OCT. 26

Jess Steven Hughes book signing: 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Hastings, 7500 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. Signing copies of the historical novel “The Sign of the Eagles.”

Ballet Idaho’s Masked Ball Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Costume/black-tie event includes performances by Ballet Idaho’s acclaimed company, live auction, raffle items and signature drinks. $50-$150. 343-0556, balletidaho.org.

Fashion Victims Ball: 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Mardi Gras, 615 S. 9th St., Boise. Music and dancing with the Big Wow band, silent auction, raffle prizes. Dress up in your best fashion mistake and be crowned the evenings Fashion Victim. Proceeds benefit Family Advocates and KW Kids. $20. fashionvictims.brownpapertickets.com. 21 and up.

The Jesse Tree of Idaho fundraiser dinner: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1500 E. Wright St., Boise. $30. 841-1558, jessetreeidaho.org.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Centennial Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $10 general, $8 students and seniors, $25 family. 891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.

OCT. 29

The Acting Company of New York’s “Hamlet”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $25. 468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.

OCT. 30

Everything Fitz: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. $10-$20 general, $5-$10 ages younger than 18 and college students. 459-5783, caldwellfinearts.org.

OCT. 31

Baauer: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show. Opening: DJ Mustard, S-Type.

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