1. BE HORRIFIED
Zombies will descend upon Downtown Boise for the Idaho Horror Film Festival, which takes over the Egyptian Theatre this weekend. One of the highlights: A screening of the Norwegian film “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead” at 10 p.m. Oct. 17. Warning: The trailer below is gory. [Tickets]
2. LAUGH WITH ANDY
Ogden, Utah, comedian Andrew Sleighter has appeared on TV’s “Last Comic Standing” and written for “Sports Show with Norm MacDonald.” There’s a reason for that. He’s funny. His take on video games below is spot-on. Check him out at Liquid Laughs all weekend. [Tickets]
3. HANG WITH COUNSELOR TROI
The nerd crowd will be out in full gleeful force at Tree City Comic Con. The event Oct. 17 and 18 at Expo Idaho will feature sci-fi and fantasy celebs, artists and authors for presentations, interviews and lots of photo and autograph opportunities.
4. WELCOME THE STEELIES
Baseball? Huh? Forget summer; it’s time for hockey season at CenturyLink Arena, where the Idaho Steelheads will host the Utah Grizzlies in the regular-season home opener Oct. 18. [Tickets]
5. TEST YOUR STRING THEORY
Gifted violinist Karen Gomyo is in the Treasure Valley this weekend for three performances — Oct. 17 and 18 with the Boise Philharmonic and Oct. 19 in a more intimate setting with the Phil and BSU graduate string quartet. [Tickets]
6. GO FOR A WALK
Let’s just make this “6 Things You Should Do This Weekend.” The debut of ”Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" is the morning of Oct. 18. Do it. And please read this poignant, eye-opening essay about metastatic breast cancer by Boise photographer and writer Chad Estes.
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