2. MAKE A SPLASH
What the — ? A Utah company called Slide the City plans to set up a 1,000-foot water slide on South Protest Road between Boise Avenue and Federal Way on Saturday afternoon. You must be 48 inches tall to ride. If you don't make it there, watch for photos at IdahoStatesman.com, or check out Sunday's print Idaho Statesman.
4. GET TWANGY
Dig bluegrass? Read this local album review. Prefer live string bands? Check out the Hermit Music Festival, which kicks off tonight at the Linen Building before moving to Indian Creek Winery all weekend.
5. DO SOME SPORTS
High school football is here! Capital faces Madison at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dona Larsen Park in Boise. Capital, the defending 5A SIC champion, returns five starters on both sides of the ball including quarterback Conner Poulson, who has offers from Idaho and Idaho State. Madison was the 2012 5A state champs before dropping to 3-6 last year. Feeling more like baseball? The Boise Hawks are thinking playoffs while hosting Everett and Salem-Keizer this weekend.
6. GET JAPANIMATED
Celebrate Japan Day from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Basque Center in Boise: “Taiko drumming, Aikido and Kendo demonstrations, Ikebana flower arranging, Japanese harp, Japanese calligraphy, origami, flea market, sushi and much, much more!”
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