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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise: Beer, bands, goddesses, pizza

Country singer McKenna Faith, who grew up both singing and barrel racing on the rodeo circuit, recently released a new EP, “Heartstealer.”
Country singer McKenna Faith, who grew up both singing and barrel racing on the rodeo circuit, recently released a new EP, “Heartstealer.”

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1. COUNTRY UP

The recent reincarnation of the Ranch Club in Garden City has been a boon for country music fans. Club-circuit acts are now stopping in the Boise area. California-raised McKenna Faith is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who relocated to Nashville to dedicate herself to performing and touring. Expect a party when she and her band headline Friday at the Ranch Club. It’s $10. ... Ears craving something bluesier? Watch The Robert Cray Band get soulful on Friday at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise. ... Wanna get outside? Check out Music on the Water from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Esther Simplot Park with Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia, Lakoda, The Big Wow Band and Darian Reneé.

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2. HAVE A SUMMER PARTY

Tough break for 10 Barrel Brewing Co. You can’t float the Boise River yet. The Downtown Boise brewery’s annual Tubeapalooza will still happen, though, with “beer, food, live music, games and a giant waterslide.” Just no floating. It runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 11th and Bannock streets. Bands include Oregon’s Cedar Teeth (5 p.m.), California’s Diggin’ Dirt (6 p.m.) and California’s Object Heavy (8 p.m.) Food trucks will be Mad Mac and Wetos Locos. It’s free to get in, but beers are $4. Proceeds go to Idaho Rivers United. 21 and over only.

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3. GO BELLY UP

The annual Goddess Fest takes over Julia Davis Park on Saturday (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You’ll encounter lots of enthusiastic belly dancing, plus healing, rituals, vendors, food and other entertainment. Including, um, psychic readings. (Predict my future, goddesses: Will my siren of a wife lure me to this event?)

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4. ROCK OUTDOORS

Twenty local bands will crank their amps at the eighth annual PizzalStock, which happens Friday through Sunday at PizzalChik in Boise. It’s an excuse to chill while eating pizza, drinking beer and listening to musicians rock classic cover songs. There’s also a wing-eating contest and a bounce house for the rugrats. Works for me.

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5. HAGGLE AWAY

Got used music gear? Need used music gear? The Boise Hive, 3907 Custer Drive in Boise, will host an open trade exhibition Saturday and Sunday for music businesses and gear buyers, sellers and browsers. It’s called Hagglefest. Musicians from Boise Rock School and the Idaho Songwriters Association also plan to perform.

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