The month starts out with a trifecta of fun at Expo Idaho, with the Experience Idaho Expo, Family Pet Expo and Kids Fun Fest next Saturday. The following weekend, the National Train Day Open House in Caldwell, Bosnian Cultural Heritage Day in Meridian and Roaring Springs Waterpark’s opening day are all family-friendly activities. All month long, whether you’re dying to see The Eagles or content to watch wiener dog races, there’s an event for you.
boise music week
Boise Music Week: Friday through Saturday, May 1-9, Boise. Register and print out tickets for the Showcase, International Dance Night and “Gypsy” events at boise.dealsaver.com. boisemusicweek.org.
• May 1: School Night, 7:30 p.m., Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle.
• May 2: Music in the Park, noon to 4 p.m., Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.
• May 2: “All That’s Jazz,” 6:45 p.m. May 2, Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane. Featuring Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia, Cherie Bucker, The Kings of Swing.
• May 3: Church Night, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St.
• May 4-7: Organ recitals, 12:15 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, 518 N. 8th St.
• May 4: Showcase, 7 p.m., Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave.
• May 5: International Dance Night, 7 p.m., Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave.
• May 6-9: “Gypsy,” 7:30 p.m. May 6-9, 2 p.m. May 9, Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane.
• May 8: Organ recital and silent film, 12:15 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.
The Greatest Shrinky Dinks Show and Auction: Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City. Quirky silent auction of art by Boise artists to benefit the artists and programming of Surel’s Place. $25 for May 8; $10 general and $5 children 3-16 for May 9. brownpapertickets.com.
• May 8: Adult-only preview, 7 to 10 p.m. Silent auction, appetizers, beer and wine, Shrinky Dink portraits, burlesque and aerial performers.
• May 9: All-ages afternoon, 3 to 7 p.m. End of the auction, portraits, circus food, games and performers, including a magic show.
Russian Food Festival: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 15, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, 872 N. 29th St., Boise. Menu includes beef stroganoff, shish-kebab, stuffed peppers, Russian crepes, salads, desserts, more. Also, opportunity to meet and watch a local iconographer and guided tours of the church. 345-1553, stseraphimboise.org/festival.html.
FiberTrain Wool Festival: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, May 24-25, Lloyd Square, 1350 Front St., Nampa. Live animals, demonstrations, classes, music, vendors, more. Free. fibertrainfestival.com.
Boise Greek Food Festival: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 29-30, St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W. Bannock St., Boise. 345-6147, boisegreekfestival.com.
Idaho Writers Rendezvous: Thursday-Saturday, May 14-16, Boise Centre, 850 Front St. Conference of authors, editors, agents, educators, publishers and other publishing industry professionals, presented by the Idaho Writers Guild. $199 general, $175 members. Add-on events run $20-$35 each. idahorendezvous.com.
Opera Idaho’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $22-$69. 387-1273, operaidaho.org.
Ignitor Nitro Opener: Gates open daily at 9 a.m. with pro qualifying at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15, AA/Funny Car qualifying continues at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, followed by final eliminations at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Firebird Raceway, five miles north of Idaho 44 on Idaho 16, northwest of Eagle. $15 Friday, $20 Saturday or Sunday, at the gate. Free for children 15 and younger. firebirdonline.com.
Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Yours, Anne”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 1-2; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Real Life Community Church, 120 14th Ave. S., Nampa. $20 general, $18 seniors, $17 students, in advance. $22 at the door. 468-2385, mtionline.org.
Stage Coach Theatre’s “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15; $12 on Thursday and matinee for students, seniors and military. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Red Light Variety Show’s “Creatures and Dreamscapes”: 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $15 at creaturesanddreamscapes.bpt.me, $20 at the door.
Boise Contemporary Theater’s “SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, May 13 through June 6, 854 Fulton St. $32 Fridays-Saturdays, $26 Wednesdays-Thursdays, $16 previews (May 13-15) and all student tickets. 331-9224, ext. 205; bctheater.org.
Boise Little Theater’s “Daisy Pulls It Off”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, May 22-23, 29-30, June 5-6; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 28 and June 4; 2 p.m. May 31 and June 6, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 seniors and students, in advance. $16 and $12 at the door. 342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), May 29 (preview), May 30 (opening night), May 31 (family night), June 11-12, 18-19, 24, 27-28, July 7-8, 15-17, 28-29, Aug. 1-2, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$44 Fridays-Saturdays, $25-$36 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (May 29): $26 reserved, $18 general. Family night (May 31): $36 reserved, $25 general, $12 children 6-17. Ticket packages available. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 19, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com.
Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 19, 8th Street from Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
Eagle Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 10, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 919-2027, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.
Kuna Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 9 through Sept. 26, Kuna City Park (Col. Bernard Fisher Veterans Memorial Park), 201 W. Main St. No market Aug. 1 during Kuna Days. 922-5929, kunafarmersmarket.com.
Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 31, Lloyd Square, 1350 Front St. 461-4807, nampafarmersmarket.com.
Caldwell Farmers Market: 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 13 through Sept. 23, Indian Creek Park, Blaine Street and 7th Avenue. 571-3474, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.
First Friday Cinco de Mayo: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 1, Art Zone 208, 3113 N. Cole Road, Boise. Art, food, wine and music by DJ Kat Fausett. Free. 322-9464.
Primavera IV: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 1, Beside Bardenay, 612 W. Grove St., Boise. Mingle with local artists Darcy Bellamy, Amber Day, Kevin Flynn, Genie Sue Weppner, Rachel Teannalach, Samuel Paden, Lauren Kistner, Julie Clemons, Betsie Richardson, Karen Bubb, Nolina Burge, Lindsey Loch, Rick Friesen and Randy Van Dyke. Free. 968-8210.
Sprout Film Festival: 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Focuses on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with disabilities. $8-$10. 422-1759, thearcinc.org.
STM: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Steve Eaton with new bandmates Tom Salisbury and Mieke Aerts. $8 general, $12 preferred. brownpapertickets.com.
Jared and The Mill: 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 first 100 tickets, $10 general, $25 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
“Wabi Sabi” yard sale: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple, 286 S. E. 4th St., Ontario. 707-2021.
Pancake feed: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2, Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho Ave. Hosted by Troop 1 Meridian. $5 per person or $15 family. 995-3310.
Experience Idaho Expo: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Explore local resources available to Idahoans in one place in one day – everything from travel and entertainment, health and wellness, home maintenance and repairs, financial services, river rafting outfitters, more. Also, entertainment like a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, petting zoo and hourly stage performances. $5 admission, free for children 6 and younger. 376-0464.
Family Pet Expo: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Local and national industry resources, pet products, pet services, traditional family pets, as well as nontraditional. $5 admission, free for children 6 and younger. 376-0464.
Kids Fun Fest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Products and services, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, face painting, dance demonstrations, more. $5 admission, free for children 6 and younger. 376-0464.
Treasure Valley Walk to Cure Diabetes: Registration at 9 a.m. and walk starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. Sign up at walk.jdrf.org/boise2015.
Independent Bookstore Day: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Exclusive books and art, custom bookstore day T-shirts, snacks, and author readings and signings. Free. 376-4229.
Serenata Orchestra’s “Kentucky Derby Pops”: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave. Wear your finest derby hat/attire for the costume contest. Free; donations accepted at the door.
Boise State Auction Gala: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Benefits student scholarships. $200 per person. 426-5407, boisestateauction.com.
The Magnolia Sisters: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall. $75 general, $115 VIP, both include dinner at 6 p.m. (800) 657-6464.
PPL MVR: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X.
Boise’s Got Faith Fun Run and Family Festival: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Features a 5K run/walk and 1-mile kids run, silent auction, bounce houses, children’s activities, food and entertainment. Benefit for Idaho children in their fight against cancer. Cost is $25 for 5K and $15 for kids run. Go to boisesgotfaith.org.
Artistic Taste of Garden City: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St. Celebration of the art of local wine, craft beer and food with tastings, music, silent auction and art in support of the Garden City Library. $25. 440-9601, notaquietlibrary.org/ArtisticTaste2015.
Brook Faulk Band: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Steve Fulton. $15 general, $25 preferred. brownpapertickets.com.
Patio Party: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, North Channel Center, 600 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle. Music, arts and crafts, wine tasting. Held on the first Wednesday of each month through October. Free. 939-6775.
Weird Dam Stories: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Presented by Jamee Fiore, Idaho State Historical Society. Free. 362-0181.
Final Exit: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D, a former president of the Idaho Psychological Association, will discuss end-of-life decisions and the rights of adults suffering from irreversible, debilitating and lethal medical conditions. Free. 384-4076.
They Might Be Giants: 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.
National Day of Prayer State Rally: Noon Thursday, May 7, second floor Rotunda, Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. The master of ceremonies will be Ron Crane, Idaho state treasurer. Lt. Gov. Brad Little will read the Idaho State Prayer Proclamation. Mark Thornton will provide music. Circle the Capitol in Prayer to follow. Free. nationaldayofprayer.org.
National Public Gardens Day: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Free admission. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Summer Kickoff and Mother’s Day Celebration: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free one-hour Stroller Strides class, swag bag to the first 30 moms, vendor fair, diaper drive. Free. 891-2485, boise.fit4mom.com.
Dig into Idaho Geology Open House: Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, May 8, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Hillside geology hikes, museum tours, experts on hand, free mineral for every child, music by Gary Eller of Idaho Songs Project. 368-9876, idahomuseum.org.
Wine, Women and Shoes: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Benefit for the Idaho Youth Ranch. $100-$150. 377-2613, winewomenandshoes.com/iyrboise.
Gingerfest II: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 8 (9 p.m. last admission), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Red beer and wine, red games, beard contest, food, more. $5 general, $3 children 3-11. brownpapertickets.com.
Snooze at the Zoo: 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Overnight event with wildlife games, up-close experience with animals, an art project, nighttime tour, evening snack, continental breakfast. One adult per five children; children must be at least 7 years old. $40-$45 per person. parks.cityofboise.org.
Cathedral Concert Series – A Brass Spectacular: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. The Mirari Brass Quintet, which includes Sarah Paradis and Alex Noppe, both members of the Boise State faculty, will perform everything from jazz to Latin. Free. 343-7511, cathedraloftherockies.org.
Andy Byron CD Release Show: 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $20 general, $28 preferred. brownpapertickets.com.
Twiztid: 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Kung Fu Vampire, Kissing Candice, Damn Dirty Apes, Davey Suicide. $15 first 100 tickets sold, $20 general ($25 door), $35 VIP, $45 meet and greet. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Competitive 5k at 9 a.m., followed by the noncompetitive 5k and 1-mile run/walk at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Albertsons headquarters, 250 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Competitive 5k: $35 general, $25 youth 12 and younger. Noncompetitive races: $25 general, $10 youth. komenidaho.org.
Sports Card Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Sports and entertainment cards, memorabilia and vintage items. Free. 338-3828.
Bosnian Heritage Cultural Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Soccer game tournament, Bosnian food sales, showcase of Bosnian business in Idaho, folk dancing, music, presentations and workshops.
National Train Day Open House: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Caldwell Model Railroad Club and Historical Society, 809 Dearborn St. N-scale and HO-scale running layouts, historical railroad items, snacks and drinks available. Free. 870-3632, cmrchs.org.
Roaring Springs Waterpark opening day: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9 (weather permitting), 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian. 884-8842, roaringsprings.com.
Mother’s Day Celebration: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Hells Canyon Winery, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell. New release wines from Zhoo Zhoo, music, lawn games, food and vendors. $12 wine club members and advanced reservations, $15 at the door. 454-3300, zhoozhoo.com.
Sawtooth Winery Mother’s Day Wine Tasting: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 13750 Surrey Lane, Nampa. Wine and beer tasting, complimentary wine glass, music, local art and goods vendors, food for purchase. $30 general, $20 wine club members. sawtoothwinery26md.bpt.me. $35 at the door.
Foster the People: 8 p.m. Sunday, May 10, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Milo Greene. $35 general ($40 at door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds: 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Author Kara Richardson Whitely resolved to climb Mount Kilimanjaro without waiting for her plus-sized status to disappear. Free. 384-4076.
eTots: Discovering iPads with your Child: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Discover the iPad with your toddlers, and learn about and explore different educational apps that will stimulate your child’s development. For parents and children ages 0-4. Register at boisepubliclibrary.org.
Wine tasting: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Jakers Bar and Grill, 3268 E. Pine Ave., Meridian. Hosted by Winery Seekers Wine Tours. Free. 288-0898, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrowrock Dam: Idaho’s 8th Wonder of the World: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Presented by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Historian Kelsey Doncaster. Free. 384-4076.
Find Your Ancestors Using Immigration and Naturalization Records: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Free. 384-4076.
Luke Bryan: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Sold out.
Ready, Set, AIM!: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 15, Nampa Elks Lodge 1389, 1116 1st St. S. Orchestra concert, art auction and community auction benefiting The AIM Project (Autism Inclusion through Music) at Canyon West Guitars. Free. 615-4725.
Boise Tuesday Musicale 100 Year Celebration Gala: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 15, Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 W. Hillcrest Drive, Boise. Featuring Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia. $35, includes dinner. Reservations by May 8. 322-5946, boisetuesdaymusicale.com.
E-40: 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Stevie Stone. $25 general, $60 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake: 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $23. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. Opening: The Interrupters.
Cycle for Independence: 7 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Riverglen Junior High School, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise. Three routes: metric century, 25-mile and 10-mile. Supports the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho. Free lunch will be served. $20-$40. 336-5333, tvcblindidaho.org.
Geology Field Trip: Emmett and Pearl District: Meet at the WinCo at the intersection of State Street (Idaho 44) and Idaho 55 at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, for an 8 a.m. departure. Professional geologist Don Adair will lead participants over Horseshoe Bend to Emmett and then up to the historic Pearl Mining District to explore geologic features and remnants of the Boise Basin gold rush. No preregistration required. $10 for Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology members, $15 nonmembers. idahomuseum.org.
Treasure Valley Heart and Stroke Walk: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. heartwalk.org.
Boise Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, St. Michael’s Cathedral, 518 N. 8th St., Boise. Featuring the Boise Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and guest vocalists. $15 general, $10 children 12 and younger. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.
Donnelly Fire Department Members Association Community BBQ and Auction: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Donnelly Fire Department, 244 W. Roseberry Road. Barbecue with beef and pork, live auction, raffle, children’s activities. $8 general, $4 children 7-12, free for ages 6 and younger. (208) 325-8619.
Parade America: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, corner of 12th Avenue Road and Lake Lowell Avenue near Nampa High School and follows a route on 12th Avenue Road to 7th Street South, to 16th Avenue South, ending near Northwest Nazarene University campus at Holly Street and East Colorado. Applications due May 11. cityofnampa.us/parade.
Bike Rodeo: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Closed parking lot with eight obstacles. Two Boise Police officers will supervise and offer tips on proper cycling techniques. Free. 570-6900.
Pigs on the Wing: 7:45 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Pink Floyd tribute. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.
Local author Kelly Jones: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Discussing her latest thriller, “Lost and Found in Prague.” Free. 570-6900.
Reverend Horton Heat: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $13 early-bird discount, $16 general. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.
Easy Stargazing: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Learn how to look for star clusters, satellites, meteors, lunar features, and planets from Paul Verhage. Free. 562-4996.
Trowel, Please: Archaeological Excavations at Fort Boise’s Surgeon’s Quarters: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Presented by Amanda Bielmann, curator of collections, Basque Museum and Cultural Center. Free. 362-0181.
Gaming tournament: Super Smash Bros.: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, Boise Public Library, Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Pick a character, choose a battleground and fight to the end. Sign up online at http://bit.ly/BPLGame. All ages.
Modern Classical Chamber Music Series: That’s a Wrap! A Film Music Soiree with Chimera Duo: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $12 general, $18 preferred. brownpapertickets.com.
Kidz Bop Kids: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20 general, $25 reserved. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.
Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 6th St. N., Nampa. Walking tours about Nampa’s historic individuals to follow. 468-5797.
Lindsey Stirling: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $35. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.
Rumi Night: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Poetry, music, conversation and tea to celebrate Rumi, the 13th Century Persian poet and mystic philosopher. Free. 384-4076.
Apocalyptica: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Art of Dying. $25 general ($30 at door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Glass Animals: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Gilligan Moss. $14.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $16 day of show.
Shakey Graves: 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $15 at The Record Exchange or theduckclub.com, $18 at the door.
Wiener Dog Races: Check-in at 9 a.m. and races at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, Winstead Park, 6150 W. Northview St., Boise. Benefit for Julia Davis Window to the River project and Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. Early registration is $25 through May 15, $30 after. Free for spectators. e-clubhouse.org/sites/boise_host/projects.php.
50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War symposium: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa. The Fixed Wing War will cover air to air combat, close air support, bombing campaigns, suppression of enemy air defenses, search and rescue, aerial refueling and special missions. A presentation on Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF, Ret., who was a “triple ace” with a combined 16 victories in World War II and Vietnam. Free. 465-6446, warhawkairmuseum.org.
Yelawolf: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $24 day of show.
Youth workshop: Earth’s Magnetic Field: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 31, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Hands-on activities for grades 4-12. Preregistration required by May 25. Call Shirley at 283-3186. idahomuseum.org.
The Eagles: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $49, $79, $129 and $179. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.