If you’re a purveyor of fine beer, September is your month. In addition to Oktoberfests in Boise and Nampa, you’ll find the Beer Wars IPA Fest at 10 Barrell Brewing Co., Squawkyfest at the Old Idaho Penitentiary and Rock ‘n Brews and BBQ Fest in Nampa. For those of you under 21, The Farmstead and Linder Farms open their corn mazes and pumpkin patches near the end of the month. Other family fun includes Atlanta Days, Wagon Days in the Sun Valley area and Art in the Park in Boise.
Great Garden Escape Concert Series: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept.15, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Regular admission applies. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
▪ Sept. 1: The Blues Addicts
▪ Sept. 8: Great Bait
▪ Sept. 15: The Blues Brothers Rock ‘N’ Soul Revue
Ste. Chapelle Summer Concert Series: 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays (gates at 11 a.m.), through Sept. 11, Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. $10 members, $12 guests, free for ages 16 and younger. 453-7840, stechapelle.com.
▪ Sept. 4: High Street Band
▪ Sept. 11: Snake River Harvest Festival
Live After Five in the Garden: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 21, Japanese Garden, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. Outdoor concert series with food and drink available for purchase. Free. (541) 889-8191.
▪ Sept. 7: Authentic Imitation
▪ Sept. 21: Pilot Error
Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic: Balloon inflations/launches at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1; 7:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2; and 7:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. Hot air balloon festival. spiritofboise.com.
▪ Nite Glow Spectacular, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 with music and demonstration inflations.
Atlanta Days: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4, Central Square, Main Street, Atlanta. Pizza dinner Friday evening with music and dancing; Saturday features food and drinks, competitions and activities for the family, raffles, silent and live auctions, music and dancing; breakfast Sunday morning. Benefits for the Quick Response Unit of Atlanta. (208) 864-2151.
Hailey Antique Market: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Roberta McKercher Park, Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue, Hailey. Free.
Hermit Music Festival: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise; Mardi Gras, 615 S. 9th St., Boise; and Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna. Concerts, hands-on workshops, honky tonk and square dances, food, craft wine and beer, children’s activities, camping, more. Single-day pass and weekend pass available. hermitmusicfestival.com.
Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 2-3, Downtown Stanley. Presented by the Sawtooth Mountain Mamas. Youth Poetry Contest winners honored at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stanley Town Square.
Wagon Days: Friday-Monday, Sept. 2-5, Ketchum/Sun Valley area. Pancake breakfast, music, bareback riding demonstration, arts and crafts, antique fair, Big Hitch Parade (1 p.m. Sept. 3), free downtown concert following the parade with Amy Clawson and her band, Coltrane. wagondays.org.
Plein Air Painters of Idaho Redfish Paint Out: Tuesday-Thursday, Sept 6-8, Stanley. Observe artists from all over Idaho in their creative interpretation of the Redfish Lake area and surrounding wilderness. Artists paint for three days, demos every day, culminates with show and reception (5 p.m. Sept. 8, Redfish Lake Lodge). pleinairpaintersofidaho.org.
Ernest Hemingway Festival: Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 8-10, The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave., Hailey. Lectures, discussions and presentations about the role of nature in Hemingway’s works, as well as a deeper connection to the nature that Hemingway encountered in the greater Sun Valley area. $60. (208) 806-2640, comlib.org.
Art in the Park: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food and children’s activities. Free. 345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org/art-in-the-park.
Monster Truck Insanity Tour: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10, Hailey Rodeo Arena, 791 Main St. $16 general, $8 children 3-12, at Atkinsons’ Markets in Hailey, Bellevue and Ketchum, or livealittleproductions.com. $20 general, $10 children, at the gate.
Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop: 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18, Nampa Municipal Airport, 116 Municipal Way. Book a flight on one of the first mass-produced airliners or just be part of the experience. flytheford.org.
Hyde Park Street Fair: 4 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. Music by Steve Fulton Music, Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles, Voice of Reason, more; children’s activities; food; beer and wine garden. Free. northendboise.org.
Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association Fall Festival and Jam: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Slocum Hall and Heritage Center, 2235 Paddock Ave., Weiser. Open mike Friday, workshops and bands Saturday, gospel open mike Sunday. $10. Camping available. idahosawtoothbluegrass.org.
FitOne Healthy Living Expo: Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise. Products, services, free health screenings and race packet pickup for the FitOne Family 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (Saturday, Sept. 24, Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Proceeds benefit St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital). Free. 381-2221, fitoneboise.org.
Boise Basin Quilters Quilt Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $7 per day or $10 for both, free for ages 6 and younger. boisebasinquilters.org.
The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Sept. 23 through Oct. 29 (open at noon Oct. 7 and 21), 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food, pig races and more. $8.75 weekdays, $11.75 weekends. Upgrades available. 922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.
Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Sept. 23 through Oct. 31 (open at noon Oct. 6-7, 20-21, 28), 7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian. Boise State corn maze, pumpkin patch, food, petting zoo, pony rides, more. Farm admission only, required: $5 Friday-Saturday, $4 Monday-Thursday, free for ages 3 and younger. Corn maze add-on: $6 general, $3 children 4-11. Half price on Tuesdays; every day for military families. linderfarms.com.
Boise Hawks baseball vs. Everett AquaSox: 7:15 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 1-2, Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $7-$35. Tickets increase $1 day of game. 322-5000, boisehawks.com.
Albertsons Boise Open: Gates at 7 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 14-16, and 7:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18, Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 W. Hillcrest Drive, Boise. $15 daily in advance or at the gate; weekly is $25 advance, $35 at the gate. albertsonsboiseopen.com.
▪ Free Idaho Statesman Junior Clinic, 5 p.m. Sept. 14.
▪ Live Music After Golf: Pilot Error, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16; Lounge on Fire, 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Free to tournament ticket holders.
▪ Family Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17. Free to tournament ticket holders.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Forever Plaid”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshows in September), Sept. 2 (preview), Sept. 3 (opening night), Sept. 4 (family night), Sept. 6-11, 13-18 and 20-25, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $35-$45 Fridays-Saturdays, $27-$37 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (Sept. 2): $27 reserved, $20 general. Family night (Sept. 4): $37 reserved, $27 general, $13 children 6-17. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Boise Little Theater’s “Odd Couple”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8 and 15; 2 p.m. Sept. 11 and 17, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors, in advance. $16 and $12 at the door. 342-5104, blt.ticketleap.com.
Stage Coach Theatre’s “When Did You Last See Your Trousers”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 2-3 and 9-10; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 1 and 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15; $12 students, seniors and military on Thursdays and matinee. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Sugar”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 2-3, 9-10, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. $14-$24 general, $13-$24 seniors, $12-$24 students/children. 462-5523, starlightmt.com.
Red Light Variety Show’s “Macrabre”: 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17, and Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 23-24 and 30-Oct. 1, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $15 at visualartscollective.com, $20 at the door. Sept. 15 is pay-what-you-want preview.
Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com.
Canyon County Co-op Summer Community Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 1415 1st St. S., Nampa.
Kuna Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 24, Kuna City Park (Col. Bernard Fisher Veterans Memorial Park), 201 W. Main St. 922-5929, kunafarmersmarket.com.
Emmett Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 29, Blaser Park, North Washington Avenue and West Park Street, Emmett. 365-5269, emmettfarmersmarket.com.
Meridian Youth Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 24, Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave.
Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Longbranch parking lot, 13th and Front streets. 461-4807, nampafarmersmarket.com.
Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 8th Street — Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
Eagle Saturday Market: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 15, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 489-8763, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.
West Boise Saturday Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 22, Cole and Ustick roads, next to the library. Sponsored by Art Zone 208. 322-9464.
Boise Farmers Mobile Market: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 14, at Harris Ranch Market parking lot, 4991 E. Warm Springs Ave., Boise.
Caldwell Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 21, Arthur Street between Kimball Street and 7th Avenue. 571-3474, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.
Trekkie Celebration Month: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Discover 50 years of “Star Trek” with films, crafts, food. Movies shown on the first three Saturdays; concludes with the Final Frontier party. Free. 972-8340.
Library Clearance Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Everything will be priced at 50 cents. 972-8200.
Last Splash Weekends: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Sept. 10-11 and 17-18 (weather permitting), Roaring Springs Waterpark, 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian. $15 plus tax. 884-8842, roaringsprings.com.
6x6: Pretend Release Party: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Reading of the entire comic book featuring professional actors and a projected slideshow, followed by a signing with the creators accompanied by music by local folk band A Mighty Band of Microbes. Free. 343-0571.
A Shakespearean First Thursday: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Hayes Auditorium, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Encore Theatre Company performs scenes from Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Free. 972-8200.
Author Visit: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Marion Bingham Room, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Author Laura Lee Yates reads from her book, “Bound for the Western Sea: The Canine Account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.” Book signing to follow. Free. 972-8200.
Rocky Votolato: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Chris Staples. $8. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $10 at the door.
The Supersuckers: 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, Whiskey Jacques, 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. Opening: Old Death Whisper. $8 advance, $10 at the door. (208) 726-5297, whiskeyjacques.com.
Ages and Ages: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 at the door.
Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn Salute Broadway Under the Stars: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $75-$250. sunvalley.ticketfly.com.
Rediscovered Books 10th Birthday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Ongoing activities all day including book bingo, blind date with a book, music, free food and refreshment, sale cycling through store sections. Free. 376-4229.
Music on the Mountain: Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Bogus Basin, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Music (Voice of Reason, Pause for the Cause), food, bar. Chair rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $10 per ride or $25 day pass. Free. bogusbasin.org.
Beer Wars IPA Fest: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., 826 W. Bannock St., Boise. Taste 30 different IPA’s from five different states. Blind tasting and voting from 5 to 8 p.m., results revealed at 8 p.m., music by Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats. $5 for tasting glass, each taste token is $1.
Harvest Moon Dinner: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, The Owyhee rooftop terrace, 1109 Main St., Boise. Multi-course dinner prepared by Boise chefs features dishes inspired by locally produced food from the Boise Farmers Market and paired with Idaho wines. Music by Steve Eaton. Benefits programs and events of the Boise Farmers Market. $100-$125. Brown Paper Tickets.
Sean McConnell: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Andy Davis. $8. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $10 at the door.
Ryan Bingham: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Canceled.
Frankly Frankie Production’s “DC vs Marvel”: 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Burlesque tribute to the rivaling worlds of super heroes and villains. Hosted by and featuring Dangrrr Doll, New York City’s twisted beauty of burlesque. $12. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 at the door.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Opening: The Social Animals. $25-$100. sunvalley.ticketfly.com.
Needtobreathe: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Welshly Arms. $46. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Carrie Underwood: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: Easton Corbin, The Swon Brothers. $46 and $76. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Bleached: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., Boise. Opening: Criminal Hygiene. $10. theduckclub.com. $12 at the door.
Volbeat: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: Killswitch Engage, Black Wizard. $39.75. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Pierce the Veil: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Neck Deep, I Prevail. $27.50 general ($32.50 door), $59.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
The Mavericks: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $29.50-$79.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.
TroyBoi: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $17 day of show.
Life in Color: Kingdom Tour: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Dance music paint party. $35-$50. ICTickets, 442-3232.
LobsterFest: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Maine lobster (or steak), silent and live auctions, drinks and entertainment, dessert auction. Benefit charitable organizations in the Treasure Valley, including Hope House, as well as Rotary youth programs. $75. rotarylobsterfest.maxcheckout.com.
Meridian Art Week: Art Walk: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Downtown Meridian. Unveiling and dedication of public art sculpture Out on the Town featuring artist Daniel Borup at 5:30 p.m. at the Meridian City Hall Plaza; artists’ reception hosted by the Pinxit collective from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Initial Point Gallery, 3rd floor of City Hall; Art Drop Social at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Plaza and Lobby; chalk art competition from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Idaho Avenue and Main Street.
Shine: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Dinner, Cirque de Soleil performers, cocktails, carnival games, dancing to the band The Strike, live auction. Benefit for Camp Rainbow Gold. $200. shineforcamp.org.
SquawkyFest: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 (last admission at 9 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Highlights the history of Boise brewing, inmate brewing stories, prohibition crimes, taste competitions, food, costume contests, music, more. Participating breweries: Crooked Fence, Powderhaus Brewing, Payette Brewing, Edge Brewing. $10. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 at the door. First 200 visitors receive a commemorative SquawkyFest mug and one free sample from each participating brewery.
All Ada County High School Reunion: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. 9th St., Boise. Music by The Mystics with special guests The Blues Directors. To benefit The Idaho Foodbank in memory of late classmate Doug Haight and late Statesman sports writer Jim Poore. For those who went to any high school in Ada County in the 1960s, public or private. $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $20 at the door.
Movies Under the Stars “Zootopia”: Free children’s games by the Boise Parks and Recreation mobile recreation van at 7 p.m. and movies at dusk Friday, Sept. 9, Hobble Creek Park, 6050 N. Park Meadow Way, Boise. Free.
Rodney Carrington: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $44.75. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.
Josh Abbott Band: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $15 day of show.
Motorcycle Ride for Prostate Cancer Awareness: Registration at 9 a.m. and kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Idaho Urologic Institute, 2855 E. Magic View Drive, Meridian. Ride will end in Crouch with music, food and auction. Benefits the Saint Alphonsus Foundation and Idaho2Fly for men with prostate cancer. $15 for motorcyclists, $5 passengers. 639-4935.
Courageous Climbers event: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, Downtown YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise. Unique rock climbing program for children with special needs. To reserve a spot for a child, send Jeff Riechmann an email to email@example.com or an IM via the Courageous Kids Climbing page on Facebook.
NF Superhero Walk/Run and Family Fun Day: Registration at 10 a.m. and walk/run at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Register at nfwalk.org/idaho.
PurpleStride Boise: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. A 5K run and family-friendly walk to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. Registration is $25 general, $10 children, free for survivors and volunteers. Day-of registration is $5 more. Go to purplestride.org/boise.
Star Trek Party: Celebrating 50 Years: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Crafts, trivia and more. Free. 972-8300.
Evening at the Willows: 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, The Willows, 1555 Idaho 95 N., 10 miles north of Weiser. Steak dinner, music and auction. Benefit for the Respite House. $35 per person in advance or at the door; $50 per couple in advance, $60 at the door. 781-1778.
Heart of Idaho: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Balihoo’s fundraiser for the Idaho Youth Ranch features appetizers, bar service, music, line dancing, silent and live auctions, raffles. $45. heart-of-idaho.squarespace.com.
Horror on the Lawn: “Night of the Living Dead”: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Angell’s Bar and Grill Renato, 999 W. Main St., Boise. Bring blankets or low-back chairs for a special screening of George A. Romero’s classic. $25, includes buffet. eventbrite.com.
Boise State Broncos football vs. Washington State: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Albertsons Stadium, 1400 W. Bronco Lane, Boise. $49-$90. 426-4737, broncosports.com.
Wayne Hancock: 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Sun Valley Brewery, 202 N. Main St., Hailey. $10. sunvalleybrewery.com.
Intro to Geologic Mapping: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn the principles of geology, rock unit identification and description. Includes a moderate hike to Castle Rock while mapping the local geology of the area. Facilitated by Josh Ekhoff and Amanda Laib, Boise State University. Bring snacks and water, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Free to museum mmebers, $5 nonmembers. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
Celebrity Farm to Fork: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, 37914 S. Nukwalqw, Worley. Barbecue rib cook-off to benefit the winner’s charity. $20, includes one complimentary Laughing Dog Beer or Clearwater Canyon Winery, and sample tasting from each chef. cdacasino.com. Free farmers market in the Mountain Lodge parking lot at 10 a.m.
Will Hoge: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Andy Byron. $18 and $25. americanamusicseries.net.
Nampa’s Taste of Idaho: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, Lakeview Park, 1304 7th St. N., Nampa. Local wines and brews, music and food by local chefs Dustan Bristol (Brick 29), Randy King (Chef In the Wild), Michael Zeller (Simplot Culinary) and Stephen Weston (In The Wild Chef). $35 in advance only. 466-4641, nampa.com.
A History of the Broadway Bridge: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Historian Barbara Perry Bauer discusses Boise’s river crossings, how the former Broadway Bridge was constructed, and the vital role of Broadway Avenue as a transportation corridor linking South Boise with the downtown area. Free. 972-8200.
Bonnie Raitt: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Richard Thompson. $60. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Blink 182: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: A Day To Remember, All American Rejects, DJ Spider. $25-$75. Ticketmaster.
University of Idaho Fruit Field Day: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, U of I Parma Research and Extension Center, 31727 Parma Road. All tours include discussion/questions/answers on various cultural practices of fruit crops, including planting, growth regulators, pruning, thinning, girdling, irrigation, pest and disease control, safety in chemical application, use of chemical and environmental safety. Also, sampling of all varieties of fruit. Free. (208) 722-6701, Ext. 228.
Payette Brewing Oktoberfest: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, Payette Brewing Company, 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise. Beer, German inspired food, merchandise for sale, music and celebrating the release of the new canned seasonal, Oktoberfest Marzen Lager. Free. 344-0011.
Daughters of the Nile Bunko Evening: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Snacks and dessert auction to follow. Benefits the Iras Temple Guards in Boise. $20 per person. 375-0159.
Zoobilee: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Cuisine from local restaurants, music, live and silent auctions, and special zoo experiences. Benefit for the Zoo with A New View Capital Campaign. $90. 608-7764, zooboise.org.
Dierks Bentley: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: Cam, Tucker Beathard. $34.75 and $49.75. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Sharron Matthews: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, NexStage Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Ketchum. $45 for Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $55 nonmembers. (208) 726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
David Robert King: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, Cinder Wines, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $18 at the door.
Boise Scavenger Hunt: Registration at 8:30 a.m., event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Teams answer clues to find destinations around Downtown Boise and successfully complete challenges at each stop. Benefit for Lee Pesky Learning Center. $15 general, $5 children, $30 family (up to four), $50 team (up to 10), free for ages 6 and younger. 577-1105, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Women’s Fitness 5k Fun Run/Walk/Stroll: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Reid Merrill Park, 500 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. Cost is $24. Go to celebratewf.com.
Rock’N Brews and BBQ Festival: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Barbecue contest, beer tasting from Idaho breweries, food, music, local chef cooking and barbecue demonstrations, vendors. Free; $30 for unlimited tastings. rocknbrewsandbbq.com.
Oktoberfest Old Boise: 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Old Boise, 6th and Main streets. Music, traditional food and beer, games. $20. 345-7852.
Wood River Valley HarvestFest: 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Wood River Sustainability Center, 308 S. River St., Hailey. Local food fair from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by restaurant walk from 5 to 7 p.m., and ending with a River Street Party with dessert and music by the Kim Stocking Band from 7 to 10 p.m. Benefits the Local Food Alliance. $35 general, $15 ages 13-20, $5 children 5-12, free for ages 4and younger; $75 for families with up to four children under 18. woodrivervalleyharvestfest.org.
BCT Season Opening Gala Celebration and Fundraiser: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, BCT, 854 Fulton St., Boise. Cocktails, silent and live auctions, performance, dinner. Benefit for Boise Contemporary Theater. $125 per person. 331-9224, bctheater.org.
Local author event: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1315 N. Milwaukee St., Boise. Michelle Jacobi, Steve Shaw, Dr. Brent Rock Russell, Cameron Morfit, Carla Anne Hart, Alan Drew, Jon and Pam Strain will sign books and talk to attendees. Free.
The Abba Show: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $28. 468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.
Mary Chapin Carpenter: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39.50-$79.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.
Southwest Idaho All British Field Meet: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, The Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave. British car and motorcycle show with music by Beatles tribute band, Rooftop Revolution. Nonperishable food donations accepted for the Meridian Food Bank. Register a vehicle at swiabfm.org.
Rock Party: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Activity stations for kids covering Idaho mining history, fossils and geology. Each child takes home a certificate and a free rock; easy hillside geo hikes, gold panning, geode-cracking and more. $4 general, $2 children 5-17, free for ages 4 and younger and museum members. 283-3186, idahomuseum.org.
Grape Stomp: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Crooked Fence Brewing, 3705 N. Idaho 16, Eagle. Appetizers, free glass of wine or beer, music, grape stomp contest, lawn games, live and silent auctions. Benefit for SNIP’s spay and neuter programs. $40 per person or $300 for 8. 968-1338, snipidaho.org.
Daughters of the British Empire Afternoon Tea: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, Barber Park Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise. Homemade English scones, sausage rolls, cakes, traditional sandwiches and sweet goodies. Benefit for Western District British Home, The Idaho Foodbank and Genesis Community Health in Garden City. $25 per person. 342-2821, dbeidaho.org.
Cookbook Author Visit: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Learn how to get the most from the big game you bring home this hunting season. Award-winning cookbook author Hank Shaw will show you how to make every part of the animal taste delicious as he walks you through field care, butchering and storage, and cooking the various cuts. Free. 972-8200.
Cyndi Lauper: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $43.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
American Lung Association Breathe Easy Breakfast: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 W. Hillcrest Drive, Boise. Honoring Tracey Wasden for her work with youth in tobacco prevention and tobacco cessation programs across the state. breatheeasyboise.org.
Send Off Summer: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, Meridian City Hall Plaza and Broadway from Main to Meridian. Food truck rally, music, beer and wine, vendors. Suggested donation to benefit the Meridian Food Bank and Meridian Chamber Community Fund.
Tears for Fears: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $55. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Frutful: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Coiled and Telaya Wineries, 240 E. 32nd St., Garden City. Local wine, appetizers, music by Dan Costello Trio, live and silent auction. Benefit for Usful Glassworks. $75 per person, $120 per couple. 322-8272, eventbrite.com.
Idaho Jazz Society’s West Side Redux: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $17 and $23. Brown Paper Tickets. $22 and $28 at the door.
Magic Sword: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $14 day of show.
Exploring Idaho Volcanism: Register at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road at I-84 at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, with an 8 a.m. departure. West Valley folks can register at Celebration Park between 8:45 and 9 a.m. Bring lunch, lots of water and dress for the weather. Return to Boise by 5 p.m. Brittany Brand, volcanology professor at Boise State University, will lead a trip to Guffey Butte near Celebration Park to observe a maar volcano. Approx. three-mile moderate hike. No preregistration required. $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.
Walk4ASL: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Hosted by Idaho Association of the Deaf. $20 general, $10 children 4-12, free for ages 3 and younger. Register at idahodeaf.org.
Paw Patrol Party: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Join Marshall, Ryder and the rest of the crew for an afternoon of Paw Patrol games and activities, and a special appearance by the Boise Police Department’s pup and mascot, Scout. Designed for ages 2-8. Free. 972-8300.
Eagle Food and Wine Festival: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, BanBury Golf Course, 2626 S. Marypost Place, Eagle. Highlights select Idaho wineries and pairs them with premier local chefs. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Utah/Idaho Chapter) and the Eagle Community Foodbank. $45. eaglefoodandwinefestival.com.
Mayor’s Table: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Greenbelt behind new Kuna City Hall. Farm to table dinner supports the Kuna Farmers Market and farmers. $10. 387-7726.
Dizzy Wright: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $10 first 100 tickets sold, $15 second 100, $20 general ($25 door), $35 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Corey Smith: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $15 general ($20 door), $30 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Trio da Paz: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Brazilian jazz group. $18.65-$45. 426-3498, boisejazzsociety.org.
Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue: Features Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty, plus drummer Wes Starr and bassist RW Grigsby. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $23.50 general, $25.50 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $28.50 and $30.50 at the door.
Winemaker Dinner: Reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Chandlers, 981 W. Grove St., Boise. Evening with Master Sommelier Greg Harrington, founder and winemaker of Gramercy Cellars in Walla Walla. Five-course menu created specifically to highlight the wines of this Washington producer. $175 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 383-4300.
Def Leppard: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Special guests: REO Speedwagon, Tesla. $29.50-$125. Ticketmaster.
The Record Company: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $14 at the door.
Wade Bowen: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $13. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $15 day of show.
Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $28.50-$69.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.
Clint Black: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general, $49.50-59.50 reserved, $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Making the James Castle House: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Learn about Boise’s massive restoration project to preserve the home, workspaces, and legacy of internationally celebrated artist James Castle. Free. 972-8200.
Oktoberfest: 5 and 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Food, beer, music and games. $5 at the door. 468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.
Mystical Arts of Tibet: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. $20-$35 general, $10-$25 students. 459-5275, caldwellfinearts.org.
Boise Philharmonic: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. Opening Night: Aram Demirjian, pianist Andrew von Oeyen and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Preconcert talks at 7 p.m. $22.50-$45. Continues 8 p.m. Oct. 1, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $24.50-$70.50. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.