1. THINK PINK ... FLOYD
Craving anything but Christmas music, Scrooge? Gotcha covered. Noise-rock trio Unsane will deafen fans Friday night at Neurolux. ... Two nights later, Brit Floyd, “the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show,” will make everyone comfortably numb Sunday at the Morrison Center. ... Simultaneously, cheerful indie-punks Sundressed will uncork anthemic choruses Sunday at The Olympic.
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2. DO SOME SPORTS
The Idaho Steelheads take on the Utah Grizzlies in hockey action Friday and Saturday at CenturyLink Arena. ... And the Boise State men’s basketball team — which got a top 25 vote in the Coaches Poll this week — welcomes Sacramento State for an afternoon game Saturday at Taco Bell Arena.
3. HAVE AN ALT-HOLIDAY
Celebrating the season doesn’t have to be traditional — especially at Downtown Boise bars. Homegrown Theatre will revive its cute, freaky Horrific Puppet Affair for a “Very Horrific Holiday Special.” That show starts Friday at Woodland Empire Ale Craft, then runs through Dec. 23. ... Or head over to The Balcony on Friday and Saturday for “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel,” presented by Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe, LipsInc!
4. GET IN THE SPIRIT
OK, Mrs. Claus — you want family-oriented Christmas stuff? Ongoing activities include Winter Garden aGlow at the Idaho Botanical Garden and Boise Trolley Holiday Lights Tour. Or strap on skates at The Village at Meridian’s outdoor ice rink.
5. LAUGH WITH HANK
Boise writer-actor-director Travis Swartz — aka “expert” fly-fishing guide Hank Patterson — is back with a new comedy web series and live show. Catch the premiere of “Hank Patterson’s Camp Hawgadawgadaa” on Saturday evening at the Egyptian Theatre.
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