1. ROAR WITH A LION
After opening for Twenty One Pilots in February at Taco Bell Arena, folksy anthem purveyors Judah & the Lion will return to Boise on Sunday to headline the Knitting Factory. Other live music highlights this weekend include Les Stroud — best known as TV’s “Survivorman” — on Friday at the Sapphire Room, and scuzz-rockers Nashville Pussy on Saturday night at The Shredder.
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2. PRETEND IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON
Does it bode better for next season if the offense wins, or defense wins, Saturday? Good question. All I know is that college football season can’t come soon enough. Get your Boise State Broncos fix at the annual Spring Game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Albertsons Stadium. Tickets are $10. Buy online or grab them at the athletic ticket office on the west side of the stadium.
3. GET EGGS-ISTENTIAL
Easter isn’t until April 16, but there are at least three Easter egg hunts this weekend, including the popular Easter Eggstravaganza at Zoo Boise from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Let’s hope the weather cooperates. If not, there are more Treasure Valley egg hunts to come.
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4. EAT AND DRINK
Formerly known as Taste 208, the annual Taste and Craft festival will invade the Payette Brewing Co. parking lot from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday with food and booze from Boise and beyond. There will be an increased focus this year on “exclusive tasting opportunities,” organizers promise, with “more non-alcoholic products ... coffee, kombucha and craft soda.” Tickets here.
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5. GO SEE DINO
If you have children who are the perfect age to dig animatronic dinosaur action, today is your lucky day! (I am soooo glad my sons are past this. Heh.) The Discover the Dinosaurs tour is back at Expo Idaho on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your wallet if you’re looking to buy the “T-Rex” package.
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