You don’t have to beg! Alive After Five is free. Downtown Boise’s weekly concert series kicks off with Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, who has a bit of Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris in her veins. Opening will be a.k.a. Belle. Good news: The fountain is supposed to be turned on, too. If things get too wet out there — as in rain — Alive After Five will be moved indoors to Liquid, 405 S. 8th St.
5 to 8 p.m. June 3, Grove Plaza, N. 8th and W. Main streets, Boise. downtownboise.org. Free.