Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29
Welcome to Boise: 5-11 p.m. on the Basque Block. Food, drink, strolling musicians. Free.
Thursday, July 30
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Sports Night: 7 p.m., CenturyLink Arena, $15 (includes ticketing fees). Weight lifters from the Basque Country will test their strength by lifting cylinders weighing 250 to 400 pounds and stone balls weighing 350 pounds. Woodchoppers will test their skills against each other. Traditional farm sports competitors will throw hay bales, lift wagons and see who can carry milk cans the farthest.
Street Dance: 8:45 p.m. on the Basque Block. Music by Luhartz and The Crazy Wheels. Free.
Friday, July 31
Basque-ing on the Block: noon to 6 p.m. on the Basque Block. Food, drink, Basque music. Free.
Festa’ra: 7 p.m. at the Morrison Center, sold out. Festa’ra is a celebration of the traditional music and dance of the Basque Country, including performers from Euskadi and Boise’s famous Oinkari Dancers.
Saturday, Aug. 1
Basque-ing at Expo Idaho: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds). Ages 10 and older: $6.50 online, $7 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10.
Dozens of dance groups from around the West will perform on two indoor stages. Basque vendors will be available in the Expo Idaho building with Basque novelties, souvenirs and clothing for sale. Food, drink, a sports arena and displays of sheepwagons will also be on hand.
San Inazio Mass: 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s, 7960 Northview St. in Boise. The annual San Inazio Mass will be celebrated in Basque and English. The Onati Dancers will perform a sacred liturgical dance on the altar at St. Mark’s, with assistance from the Oinkari Basque Dancers.
Dance: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Expo Idaho, $11.50 online or $12 at the gate. Join Amuma Says No and The Crazy Wheels in this celebration of music and dancing; open to all ages.
Sunday, Aug. 2
Basque-ing at Expo Idaho: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Expo Idaho. Ages 10 and older: $6.50 online, $7 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10.
Street Dance: 8 p.m. on the Basque Block. Join Luhartz and Amuma Says No. Free.