1. FEEL THE STEEL
No, Steel Panther isn’t for everyone. They’re beyond raunchy. And silly. Three out of four of the band members wear wigs. (Guess whose hair is real?) But these guys are better musicians than many of the ’80s hair-metal bands that they parody. Besides, is there a better way to spend Saturday night in Garden City? Catch the “Well Hungover Tour” at the Revolution Center. [Tickets] Local openers will be Black Tooth Grin.
2. HIT A COMEDY FEST
About 70 local, regional and national comedians are in town for the third annual Idaho Laugh Fest. It continues Friday and Saturday at multiple venues in Boise and Garden City, including local comedy club Liquid, of course. Get all the details here.
3. TAKE IT EAZY
Will G-Eazy be hip-hop’s next superstar? Read more about that here. Whatever the case, he’s going to pack CenturyLink Arena in Downtown Boise on Friday with openers A$ap Ferg, Nef The Pharaoh, Marc E. Bassy. [Tickets]
4. PARSE PERFORMING ARTS
What makes Parsons Dance one of the country’s top dance companies? Decide for yourself when the troupe visits the Morrison Center on Friday. “If you loved the Trey McIntyre Project and LED, you’ll love Parsons,” promises Statesman arts writer Dana Oland. [Tickets]
5. BEAR-LY SURVIVE A MOVIE
You won’t want to be attacked by a bear — not even Yogi or Boo-Boo — after seeing “The Revenant.” Starring a frigid Leonardo DiCaprio, this “brutal and beautiful gut-punch of a film” gets a four-star review. [Tickets]