Entertainment

Big August Calendar: Treasure Valley festivals heat up summer

From the Mountain Home Country Music Festival to the Huckleberry Jam at Tamarack to the Northern Rockies Music Festival in Hailey, there are tunes that are sure to suit your tastes. Closer to home, the International Food and culture Festival in Julia Davis Park or Bug Day at the Idaho Botanical Garden promise fun for the whole family. If you like to while away your summer days with a good drink, don’t miss the Magic Valley Beer Festival in Twin Falls or Winefest on Boise’s Basque Block.

Concert series

Mountain Home Country Music Festival: Continues through Sunday, Aug. 2, 20 miles up Idaho 20, outside of Mountain Home. Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and more. Camping available. (541) 345-9263, mountainhomefestival.com.

Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica Festival: Continues through Sunday, Aug. 2, Yellow Pine. Headliners Stellar Tide with locals Lee Penn Sky and the Oliphants, the West of Ustick Band, others, along with harmonica workshops, jam sessions and music parades. yellowpinemusicandharmonicafestival.org.

Concerts on Broadway: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Free. meridiancity.org.

•  Aug. 1: High Street



•  Aug. 22: Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia



Ste. Chapelle Concert Series: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays (gates at noon), Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. $10 general, $8 members, free for children younger than 14. 453-7840, stechapelle.com.

•  Aug. 2: Buckskin Bible Revue



•  Aug. 9: Blue Addicts



•  Aug. 16: KYD J Brand



•  Aug. 23: Rebecca Scott



•  Aug. 30: JR and The Stingrays



Music from Stanley: 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 6, Redfish Lake Lodge, Redfish Lake Road. redfishlake.com. Free.

•  Aug. 2: Chicken Dinner Road with GVO



•  Aug. 9: Blaze ‘n’ Kelly



•  Aug. 16: Bread and Circus



•  Aug. 23: Fiona Luray



•  Aug. 30: Lounge on Fire



Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 26, Grove Plaza, North 8th and West Main streets, Boise. Bands, food, beer garden and vendors. Free. downtownboise.org.

•  Aug. 5: Hillstomp; opening Urquides



•  Aug. 12: Fruition; opening StoneSeed



•  Aug. 19: The Ravenna Colt.; opening Mississippi Marshall and The Juke Daddys



•  Aug. 26: Record Exchange season finale



Live After Five in the Garden: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. Outdoor concert series with food and drink available for purchase. Free. (541) 889-8191.

•  Aug. 5: Chaz Browne Group



•  Aug. 19: Billy and the Barn Katz



Braun Brothers Reunion Festival: 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6; 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7; and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Challis. Micky and the Motorcars, Turnpike Troubadours, Reckless Kelly, others. $76.30 for Friday-Saturday combo, $114.30 for all three days. One-day tickets at the gate only: $50 general, $15 children 6-12. braunbrothersreunion.com.

Kleiner Park Live: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Bands, beer and wine garden, food vendors, children’s activities. Free. kleinerparklive.com.

•  Aug. 6: Hillfolk Noir



•  Aug. 13: The Fabulous Chancellors



Great Garden Escape: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, August-September, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Picnic baskets welcome or on-site food and beverage vendors available. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Regular admissions apply. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

•  Aug. 6: Big Wow Band



•  Aug. 13: no concert



•  Aug. 20: Shakin’ Not Stirred



•  Aug. 27: Blues Addicts



Thursday Thunder: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 27, Boise Spectrum, 7609 W. Overland Road. Free. boisespectrumcenter.com.

•  Aug. 6: Simple Ruckus



•  Aug. 13: Big Wow



•  Aug. 20: Pilot Error



•  Aug. 27: $oul Purpo$e



Rock the Village Concert Series: 6 to 9:45 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 28, The Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave. Free. thevillageatmeridian.com.

•  Aug. 7: Blues Brothers Rock ‘N Soul Revue; opening: Carolina Morning



•  Aug. 14: Afrosonic’s Global Groove; opening: The Swirl



•  Aug. 21: Charley Jenkins; opening: Brook Faulk and Johnny Shoes



•  Aug. 28: Imagine; opening: Hoochie Coochie Men



Huckleberry Jam: 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive. Featuring Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Brett Dennen, North Mississippi Allstars, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Pimps of Joytime, Anders Osborne, The Motet, The Ballroom Thieves and Idaho’s own Shook Twins. $99 two-day pass, $300 VIP. ICTickets.

Sawtooth Valley Gathering: Gates at noon Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22, Pioneer Park, off Airport Road, Stanley. Featuring Hot Buttered Rum, Dead Winter Carpenters, Blue Lotus, Free Peoples, others. $25 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, $40 weekend pass. Brown Paper Tickets. sawtoothvalleygathering.com.

Festivals/fairs

McCall Fly-In and Open House: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, McCall Airport, 336 Deinhart Lane. Hot air balloons, free airplane rides for ages 8-17, safety seminars, food, chalk art contest, auction, displays, raffles, music. Breakfast is Sunday morning for $10 per person. Free. mccallairportevents.weebly.com.

Jaialdi 2015: Basque-ing at Expo Idaho: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $6.50 in advance at jaialdi.com, $7 at the gate. Free for ages 9 and younger.

Ride the Lynx: Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 6-8, Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Three-day team mountain bike event, campout and festival. ridethelynx.com.

Kuna Days: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 7-8, Kuna. Friday features vendors in the park, 5k fun run, duck race and a Ritchie Valens tribute by Tejano Outlaw. Saturday morning starts with the parade down Main Street, vendors in the park, Lions Club Car Show, free kids carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., music in the park and concludes with fireworks and headliner Zack Quintana. kunachamber.com.

Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 8-9, Atkinson Park, 900 3rd Ave., Ketchum. Also, artists’ demonstrations, music, food vendors, children’s activity area. Free. (208) 726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.

Western Idaho Fair: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday, Aug. 21-29, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Carnival, music, 4-H and FFA exhibits, food, more. $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 children 6-11, in advance. $9 general, $6 seniors, $5 children 6-11, at the gate. Free for ages 5 and younger. Grandstand concerts (7:30 p.m.) are free with fair admission. 287-5650, idahofair.com.

•  Aug. 25: Jerrod Niemann



•  Aug. 26: Theory of a Deadman



•  Aug. 27: Gary Allan



•  Aug. 28: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo



Films

Movies Under the Stars: Free games and crafts for kids provided by the Boise Parks and Recreation Mobile Recreation at 7 p.m., movies begin at dusk Saturdays. Free. parks.cityofboise.org.

•  Aug. 1: “Maleficent,” Jullion Park, 3901 N. Jullion Way



•  Aug. 8: “Frozen,” Borah Park, 801 S. Aurora Drive.



•  Aug. 15: “Home,” Julia Davis Park



CableONE Movie Night: Movies begin at dusk Fridays, through Aug. 28, Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road. Free. meridiancity.org.

•  Aug. 7: “Planes”



•  Aug. 14: “Muppets Most Wanted”



•  Aug. 21: “Annie” (2014)



•  Aug. 28: TBA



Food and drink

Breakfast with the Lions: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 1 and 15, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Buffet breakfast, exclusive viewing of the lions coming outside and receiving special enrichment (not a feeding) and an encounter with a Zoo Boise education animal. $11.95 general, $7.95 children, plus zoo admission. Reservations required by noon Friday before each event. 608-7744, zooboise.org.

Spectator sports

Boise Hawks baseball vs. Tri-City Dust Devils: Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City. Tuesday-Sunday: $7, $12 and $15 in advance; $7, $13 and $16 at the gate. “Feed Your Face Monday” features all-you-can-eat select concession items: $11, $16 and $19. 322-5000, boisehawks.com.

•  vs. Vancouver Canadians: 7:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 1-2.



•  vs. Eugene Emeralds: 7:15 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, Aug. 9-11, and Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 17-19.



Caldwell Night Rodeo: 8 p.m. with prerodeo at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 18-22, Caldwell Night Rodeo Arena, 2301 Blaine St. $15 general, $12 seniors, for Tuesday-Thursday; $20 for Friday-Saturday; $8 children younger than 12. caldwellnightrodeo.com.

Theater

Historic Opera Theatre’s dinner shows: Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:45 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Aug. 29, 124 E. Idaho St., Glenns Ferry. Comedy murder mystery “In Memoriam” on Fridays; old-time melodrama “The Treasure of Huckleberry Ridge” on Saturdays.$25 dinner and show, $8 show only. Reservations: (208) 366-7408.

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), Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 1-2, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$44 Fridays-Saturdays, $25-$36 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie”: 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 3, 6, 11, 14, 18, 20, 22, 850 S. Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley. $12-$24 Fridays-Saturdays, $9-$18 Mondays-Thursdays. (208) 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Calamity Jane”: 8 p.m. Aug. 4, 7, 12, 15, 850 S. Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley. $12-$24 Fridays-Saturdays, $9-$18 Mondays-Thursdays. (208) 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 8, 10, 13, 17, 19, 21, 28-29, Sept. 4-5 and 11-12, 850 S. Middle Fork Road, Garden Valley. $12-$24 Fridays-Saturdays, $9-$18 Mondays-Thursdays. (208) 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Little Red Hood Puppet Show: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. For families with children up to age 6. Free. 384-4076.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “King Lear”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), Aug. 7 (preview), Aug. 8 (opening night), Aug. 9 (family night), Aug. 11-12, 15-16, 19-21, 25 and 27, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$44 Fridays-Saturdays, $25-$36 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (Aug. 7): $26 reserved, $18 general. Family night (Aug. 9): $36 reserved, $25 general, $12 children 6-17. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

“Clueless in the ‘90s”: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 7-8, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. $20. Reservations: 368-0406.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “The Secret Garden”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Greenshow at 7:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), Aug. 13-14, 18, 22-23, 26, 28-30, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $30-$44 Fridays-Saturdays, $25-$36 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Farmers markets

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, through Sept. 26, Kuna City Park (Col. Bernard Fisher Veterans Memorial Park), 201 W. Main St. No market Aug. 8 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 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 23, Indian Creek Park, Blaine Street and 7th Avenue. 571-3474, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.

Emmett Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 31, Blaser Park, North Washington Avenue and West Park Street, Emmett. 365-5269, emmettfarmersmarket.com.

One-time events

Aug. 1

Northern Rockies Music Festival: Continues 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Hop Porter Park, 209 E. Bullion St., Hailey. Featuring Andrew Sheppard Band, Sammy Brue, Tylor Bushman and The Train Robbers, The Polyrhythmics, Carolyn Wonderland. Also, food and art vendors, beer and wine, children’s activities. $30. northernrockiesmusicfestival.org.

Kidsfest Idaho: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Pancake breakfast, 5k fun run/1 mile family character walk, arts and crafts, vendors, concert by Big Bang Boom, more. Free. 866-0489, kidsfestidaho.com.

Sports Card Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Sports and entertainment cards and memorabilia. Free. 338-3828.

International Food and Culture Festival: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd. Features authentic cuisines from around the world, merchandise vendors, children’s activities, cultural arts and crafts, workshops, beer garden, music and entertainment. Free. ifcf.events.

Taste of McCall: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, River Ranch, 1002 Mission St., McCall. Food, beer and wine, seminars, auction and entertainment. Benefit for the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation. $40 and $50, includes souvenir wine or beer glass. tasteofmccall.org.

Magic Valley Beer Festival: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Twin Falls City Park. Beer, food, vendors and music by Barking Owls, Dirty Johnny, Clif Bar Corporate Band. $25 advance, $30 at the gate, includes 15 4-ounce pours. $10 non-beer drinkers. magicvalleybeerfestival.

Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Godspell”: 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. $20 general, $18 seniors, $17 juniors. 468-2385, mtionline.org.

Sagebrush Soiree: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Fisher Creek Ranch, 100 Shaw Mesa Road, Stanley. Cocktails, appetizers, gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, music. Benefit for the Sawtooth Society. $200 per person. (208) 721-2909.

A Night with Basque Chefs: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, The Arid Club, 1137 River St., Boise. Six courses with six wine pairings. Benefits the Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture. $150. Brown Paper Tickets.

Imagine Dragons: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $29.50, $49.50 and $59.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

Move Live on Tour: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Choreographed, produced and co-created by Julianne Hough and Derek Hough. $59.50 and $89.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Aug. 2

Sun Valley Summer Symphony Gala: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Featuring Audra McDonald. $75-$1,000. (208) 622-5607, svsummersymphony.org.

Texas Hippie Coalition: 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Red Sky Mary, 383. $14. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $16 day of show.

Aug. 4

Michael Franti and Spearhead: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $36. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Jason Isbell: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane. $35 and $45. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Summerland Tour: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Headlined by Everclear with special guests Fuel, Toddies, American Hi Fi. $25 first 100 tickets, $35 general ($40 at door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Aug. 5

Writing Your Family Story: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Learn ways to write and share your family stories, both in print and online. Free. 384-4076.

The Crooks: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Stanley Club, Mountain Village Resort. $15. rightlaneproductions.net.

Alabama Shakes: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $39.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Aug. 6

First Thursday at the Library: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Free family movie night with popcorn. Call 972-8255 for title.

The Barefoot Movement: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Andy Byron, Lee Penn Sky. $12 general, $18 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets.

Rob Bell: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $25.50 reserved, $101 VIP. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Aug. 7

Play Date: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, The Watercooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. $10 at eventbrite.com or at the door.

James Otto: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Cowgirls, 353 Avenue E., Kuna. $10. ICTickets. $15 at the door.

Teen Pool Party: 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Natatorium and Hydrotube, 1811 E. Warm Springs Ave., Boise. Also, music, food, prizes and more. $2 admission. 608-7680.

Aug. 8

Lee Pesky Learning Center’s Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt and Auction: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Downtown Boise. Teams will hunt for locations and complete challenges to raise scholarship money for students with learning disabilities in Idaho. $5-$35. lplc.afrogs.org.

IntroSpective Jazz Album Release Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Dan Costello. $15 general, $20 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $17 and $22 at the door.

Brit Floyd: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $29.50, $37.50 and $43.50. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Arlo Guthrie: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $32.50, $42.50 and $65. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Rise Against: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Killswitch Engage, letlive. $35 general ($40 at door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Aug. 11

Robert Cray Band: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Opening: The Blues Addicts. $37.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

aug. 12

Meridian Bark Park Grand Opening: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Storey Bark Park, 430 E. Watertower Lane. Ribbon cutting, displays, music, door prizes and doggy goody bags (while supplies last).

Slightly Stoopid: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Dirty Heads, Stick Figure. $36.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $37 day of show.

Near Space Exploration: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Besides learning about weather balloons used to conduct experiments at high altitudes, find out how to design and launch your own experiments. Free. 562-4996.

R5: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $32.50, $39.50 and $59.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Aug. 13

Brandi Carlile/Iron & Wine: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $36. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Crobot: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Shaman’s Harvest. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X.

Moonshine Bandits: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Jellyroll, Crucifix. $10 first 100 tickets sold, $15 general ($20 door), $25 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Aug. 14

Winefest: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Basque Block, 6th and Grove streets, Boise. Wine, food, music and auction to benefit the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. $30 advance, $35 day of event. 343-2671, basquemuseum.com.

Bars and Ballads: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 (last admission at 9 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Music by Boise Rock School, Edmond Dantés, Tracy Morrison; Rockin’ Dogs food cart; Crooked Fence beer and other drinks. $6 general, $3 children. 334-2844.

Berner: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Demrick, J-Hornay, Anonymous That Dude. $15. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $17 day of show.

Aug. 15

Geology Field Trip: South Fork Boise River-Anderson Ranch Dam Loop: Arrive at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 8 a.m. departure. Steve Cox will lead participants to Anderson Ranch Dam and then along the upper South Fork of the Boise River to look at intrusive features and volcanic formations. Return by 5 p.m. Bring lunch and water and dress for the weather. $15 nonmembers, $10 museum members. No preregistration required. idahomuseum.org.

Tour de Fat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 N. Americana Blvd., Boise. Bikes, beer and entertainment. Benefit for local nonprofit bike advocacy groups. newbelgium.com.

Summer Alive Festival: 12:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Hawthorne Park, 310 N. Hawthorne Drive, Middleton. Headliners Seventh Day Slumber and NF with local artists A Rotterdam November, Derek Henbest, Asfirefalls, others. Free. 585-2202, summeralivefestival.com.

Aug. 17

James Vincent McMorrow: 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Aug. 18

Three Days Grace: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $29.50 general ($35 at door), $59.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Aug. 19

Classic Country Night : 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Featuring the music of Buck Owens with Pinto Bennett, The Mighty Red Melons, The Country Club. $8. Brown Paper Tickets.

KMFDM: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Chant. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $22 day of show.

Aug. 20

Sci-Fi Author Visit: John Scalzi: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Nationally known science fiction writer John Michael Scalzi II will speak about his new book, “The End of All Things.” Book-signing to follow. Free. 384-4076.

Aug. 21

Eilen Jewell: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. CD release party for “Sundown Over Ghost Town.” $20. Brown Paper Tickets. $25 day of show.

Aug. 22

Bug Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs and meet the experts. $8 nonmembers, $4 IBG members and children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Lamb of God: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Bullet for My Valentine, Motionless in White. $35 general ($39.50 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

The Patriot Tour: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Features retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, retired Army Special Operations Captain Chad Fleming, former Navy SEAL David Goggins and former Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, who will share his personal story through music. $50 and $90; VIP meet and greet for $260. Brown Paper Tickets.

Aug. 24

See Spot Splash: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, The Natatorium, 1181 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. Off-leash play and swim party. Free. 608-7680, parks.cityofboise.org.

Aug. 26

Modest Mouse: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $40. TicketWeb.

Aug. 27

Sublime with Rome: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Rebolution, Pepper, Micky Avalon. $20 first 100 tickets sold, $25 second 100, $30 third 100, $35 after. ICTickets, 442-3232. $40 at the door.

Gazebo Concert Series: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. Food trucks, artist vendors and music by Naomi Psalm. Free.

Aug. 28

Saxon: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb.

Aug. 29

50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War symposium: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa. The End of the War: Learn about the end of the war and its effect on today’s military from Mag. Gen. Gary Saylor, plus a welcome home celebration for veterans with a free barbecue. Free admission. 465-6446, warhawkairmuseum.org.

Library Comic Con: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Panel discussions featuring comic artists and writers, gaming tents, meet-ups and costume contest. Across the street in Artist’s Alley, meet comic creators and get their autographs, find original artwork and buy comics. Comic book and science fiction book sale at the warehouse, 762 River St. Free. 384-4076.

Japan Day: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Basque Center, 601 Grove St., Boise. Japanese drums, flower arrangements, calligraphy, origami, flea market, sushi, more. Free. idahojapaneseassociation.org.

Baldapalooza: 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Scentsy Headquarters, 2701 E. Pine Ave., Meridian. Music festival headlined by Andy Grammer. Benefit for Camp Rainbow Gold. $25 general, $12.50 children 12 and younger, $100 VIP. baldapalooza.org.

Ray Wylie Hubbard: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, field east of the Stanley High Country Inn. $22. rightlaneproductions.net.

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