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Music, fireworks, festivals light up month in Treasure Valley

July 12: Barenaked Ladies
July 12: Barenaked Ladies

From Boise to Melba to Hailey, parades and pancake breakfasts and tractor pulls are some of the ways that Idahoans will celebrate Independence Day in the coming days. After that, the summer concert season gets into full gear, from Ste. Chapelle in Caldwell to the Great Garden Escape in Boise to the McCall Summerfest. For kids in Nampa, Meridian and Boise there are movies in the park, and Zoo Boise is hosting a sleepover and a race on consecutive weekends.

Fourth of July

Hailey Days of the Old West: Friday-Monday, July 1-4, Hailey. Sawtooth Rangers Rodeo, parade on Main Street, a shoot-out melodrama, fireworks, pancake breakfasts, music, antique markets and the new Draper Preserve River Festival. haileyidaho.com.

Melba “Olde Tyme” 4th of July: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, July 4, Melba. Tractor pulls, fun run, parade, children’s games, chicken roundup, food and fireworks. Free.

Gem State Kiwanis 4th of July Pancake Breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $8 general, $7 seniors, $5 children 13 and younger, $25 families, free for current active duty and family, at the door or in advance at 331-1456.

Caldwell Fourth of July Parade and Celebration: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 4, Memorial Park, 618 Irving St. Parade (9 a.m.), food, vendors, car show, music, inflatables, apple pie eating contest, most patriotic bike contest. Free. cityofcaldwell.com/july4th.

Boise Parks and Recreation charity tournament: Captain’s meeting and practice at 10:30 a.m. and play at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, Shoshone Park, 2800 Canal St., Boise. Champions will have the opportunity to select from these Boise Parks and Recreation beneficiaries: youth scholarships, AdVenture program for people with disabilities, or playcamps. Cost is $5. Register: 608-7680 or 854-6625.

We the People Liberty Day Parade: 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, 10th and Jefferson streets, Downtown Boise. Theme is “Industry and Service.” For route, go to boiseparade.blogspot.com.

Independence Day Festival: 3 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, Storey Park, 205 E. Franklin Road, Meridian. Inflatables, food, music, children’s games, Meridian Speedway races (6:30 p.m.), fireworks. Free. meridiancity.org/independenceday.

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration: 10:15 p.m. Monday, July 4, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. parks.cityofboise.org/4thofjuly.

Concert Series

Sunset Concert Series: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 2 through Aug. 6, Tamarack Amphitheater, 311 Village Drive. Free. tamarackidaho.com. July’s lineup:

▪  July 2: Rebecca Scott Band

▪  July 9: Steve Fulton Music

▪  July 16: Ned Evett

▪  July 23: New Transit

▪  July 30: Emily Stanton

Ste. Chapelle Summer Concert Series: 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays (gates at 11 a.m.), July 3 through Sept. 11, Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. $10 members, $12 guests, free for ages 16 and younger. 453-7840, stechapelle.com. July’s lineup:

▪  July 3: Steve Fulton Band

▪  July 10: Firefighter’s Burnout Fund Benefit

▪  July 17: The Retreads

▪  July 24: The Blues Brothers

▪  July 31: JR and The Stingrays

Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6 through Aug. 31, Basque Block, Grove Street between Capitol Boulevard and 6th Street, Boise. downtownboise.org. July’s lineup:

▪  July 6: Edmond Dantes, opening Boise Rock School

▪  July 13: Samantha Fish, opening Musicbox

▪  July 20: C.W. Stoneking, opening Reilly Coyote

▪  July 27: Tony Furtado, opening McCleary Band

Live After Five in the Garden: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 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.

▪  July 6: Zack Quintana Band

▪  July 20: Chaz Browne Group

Kleiner Park Live Summer Concert Series: Pre-concert activities from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 7-28, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Free. kleinerparklive.com.

▪  July 7: Hang Eleven

▪  July 14: The Retreads

▪  July 21: The Come Together Band

▪  July 28: The Fabulous Chancellors

Thursday Thunder: 6 p.m. Thursdays, July 7 through Aug. 25, Boise Spectrum, 7709 W. Overland Road. Bands, specials, raffles, more. Free. July’s lineup:

▪  July 7: Big Wow

▪  July 14: $oul Purpo$e

▪  July 21: Pilot Error

▪  July 28: Bret Welty Band

Great Garden Escape Concert Series: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 7 through Sept. 15 (6 to 9 p.m. August-September), Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Regular admission applies. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. July’s lineup:

▪  July 7: Ian McFeron Band

▪  July 21: Poke

▪  July 28: Boise Straight Ahead

Rock the Village Concert Series: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, July 8 through Aug. 26, The Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave. Local and regional bands, local artisans’ market. Free. thevillageatmeridian.com. July’s lineup:

▪  July 8: Blue Moon Swamp, opening Carolina Morning

▪  July 15: Charley Jenkins, opening Baldy Mountain Band

▪  July 22: The Long Run, opening The Sensitives

▪  July 29: Pilot Error, opening Steady Rush

McCall Summerfest: Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24, McCall. Week-long festival of classical chamber music and pops concerts at multiple venues in and around McCall, presented by McCall Music Society. Tickets range from free to $75. mccallmusicsociety.org/summerfest.

Mountain Home Country Music Festival: Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, up U.S. 20, 30 minutes outside of Mountain Home. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Pam Tillis, Randy Houser, Tyler Farr, Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses. $180 general, $205 premium, $255 VIP. (541) 345-9263, mountainhomefestival.com.

Festivals/Fairs

Idaho City Flea Market: 9 a.m. to dusk Friday-Monday, July 1-4, Tom’s Service parking lot, Idaho 21. Free. (208) 866-8454

Ketchum Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 8-9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Festival Meadows, Sun Valley Resort. Arts and crafts, music, food, beer and free children’s activities. Free. ketchumartsfestival.com.

Eagle Fun Days: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane, and all day Saturday, July 9, Downtown Eagle. Food, vendors, music, fun run, car show, fireworks, more. Free. eaglechamber.com/eaglefundays.

Lavender Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10, The Lavender Merchant, 2871 Stroebel Road, Kuna. Lavender products, handcrafted items, lunch catered by Sophie’s Choice Designs, children’s activities, fields open for u-pick. Free. 249-6483, thelavendermerchant.net.

Canyon County Fair: Noon to midnight Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 31, Canyon County Fairgrounds, 111 22nd Ave., Caldwell. Carnival, concerts, entertainment, exhibits, more. $5 general, $3 seniors and children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger, at the gate. Concerts are free with fair admission. Reserved seating $25 advance, $30 at the gate. canyoncountyfair.org.

▪  July 28: Hogs-N-Mud, 7 p.m. Pig wrestling contest.

▪  July 29: Tracy Lawrence, 8 p.m.

▪  July 30: Joe Nichols, David Ray, 8 p.m.

▪  July 31: Brigade FMX Freestyle Motocross Show, 7 p.m.

Food and Drink

Sun Valley Center Wine Auction: Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, Sun Valley. Benefit for Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Ticket packages available. (208) 726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org/wineauction.

▪  July 21: Vintner Dinners, 6 p.m., private homes. Available to Grand Cru and Premier Cru package holders only. Junior Patrons Circle Tapas and Tasting, 6 p.m., private venue. $165.

▪  July 22: Wine Auction Gala, 5 to 10 p.m., Dollar Mountain Lodge, 82 Elkhorn Road. $780.

▪  July 23: Vine and Dine, 6 to 9 p.m., Dollar Mountain Lodge. $95 general, $165 plus pass, includes tasting glass.

Movies

Movie Night in Meridian: Dusk Fridays, July 1 through August, Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road. Free. meridiancity.org/movienight. July’s films:

▪  July 1: “Hotel Transylvania 2”

▪  July 8: “Pan”

▪  July 15: “The Emperor’s New Groove”

▪  July 22: “The Good Dinosaur”

▪  July 29: “Aladdin”

Nampa’s Silver Screen on the Green: Movie-themed activities prior to the movie and movie at dusk Fridays, Optimist Park, 16680 11th Ave. N., Nampa. Free. 468-5858.

▪  July 8: “Minions”

▪  July 22: “The Good Dinosaur”

Movies Under the Stars: Free children’s games by the Boise Parks and Recreation mobile recreation van at 7 p.m. and movies at dusk Saturdays. Free.

▪  July 9: “Minions,” Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise

▪  July 30: “Pan,” Jullion Park, 3901 N. Jullion Way, Boise

Spectator Sports

Boise Hawks baseball: 7:15 p.m., Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $7-$35 Tuesday-Sunday, $11-$35 Feed Your Face Monday. Tickets increase $1 day of game. 322-5000, boisehawks.com.

▪  July 1-3: vs. Hillsboro Hops (7:30 p.m. July 3)

▪  July 9-11: vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

▪  July 13-17: vs. Vancouver Canadians

▪  July 21-25: vs. Spokane Indians

▪  July 29-31: vs. Eugene Emeralds

Snake River Stampede: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, July 19-23; noon Saturday, July 23, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $15-$40 general, $13-$38 seniors, $11-$36 juniors. Matinee: $12-$23 general, $10-$21 seniors, free-$19 juniors. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Theater

Glenns Ferry Historic Opera Theatre’s dinner theater: Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:45 p.m. Fridays (“A Murdered Mystery”) and Saturdays (“Heaven Help the Po’ Taters”), July 1 through Aug. 27, 148 E. Idaho St., Glenns Ferry. $26 dinner/show; $9 show only, $7 seniors and students younger than 12. Reservations required for dinner. (208) 366-7408, glennsferrytheatre.org.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “My Fair Lady”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (7:30 p.m. Greenshow mini-concert series Wednesdays-Saturdays) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), July 1 (preview), July 2 (opening night), July 3 (family night), July 7-8, 13, 16-17, 19-20, 23-24, 26-29 (continues in August), ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. Season tickets available. Single tickets on sale April 1: $35-$50 Fridays-Saturdays, $29-$40 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (July 1): $27 reserved, $20 general. Family night (July 3): $40 reserved, $29 general, $13 children 6-17. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Fiddler on the Roof”: 8 p.m. July 1, 7, 11 and 14, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. $11-$24 general, $10-$24 seniors, $9-$24 students/children. 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “And Then There Were None”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (7:30 p.m. Greenshow mini-concert series Wednesdays-Saturdays) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), July 5-6, 9-10, 12, 14-15, 21-22, 30-31, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $35-$45 Fridays-Saturdays, $27-$37 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: 8 p.m. July 5, 8, 13, 20, 23, 26, 29 (continues in August), 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. Fridays-Saturdays: $14-$24 general, $13-$24 seniors, $12-$24 students/children. Mondays-Thursdays: $11-$18 general, $10-$18 seniors, $9-$18 students/children. 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “The Scarlet Pimpernel”: 8 p.m. July 6, 9, 12, 15, 28, 21, 27, 30 (continues in August), 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. Fridays-Saturdays: $14-$24 general, $13-$24 seniors, $12-$24 students/children. Mondays-Thursdays: $11-$18 general, $10-$18 seniors, $9-$18 students/children. 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “Deadly Murder”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 14 and 21; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15; $12 students, seniors and military on Thursdays and matinee. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

MeridianCUE Theatre’s “Shrek the Musical, Jr.!”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 15-16; 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Centennial High School’s Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $5 at the door, free for children 2 and younger. 841-0320, meridiancue.org.

Starlight Mountain Theatre’s “Sugar”: 8 p.m. July 16, 19, 22, 25, 28 (continues in August-September), 850 S. Middlefork Road, Garden Valley. Fridays-Saturdays: $14-$24 general, $13-$24 seniors, $12-$24 students/children. Mondays-Thursdays: $11-$18 general, $10-$18 seniors, $9-$18 students/children. 462-5523, starlightmt.com.

Farmers Markets

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.

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.

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. No market Aug. 6 during Kuna Days. 922-5929, kunafarmersmarket.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.

Caldwell Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 21, Arthur Street between Kimball Street and 7th Avenue. 571-3474, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.

July 1

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $29.50 general, $49.50 VIP, $100 meet-and-greet. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Suzy Bogguss: 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Andy Byron, Travis Ward. $28 and $38 at americanamusicseries.net.

Del McCoury Band: 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $40-$60. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. Canceled

July 2

Star Spangled Bash: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. The Rocci Johnson Band (9:30 p.m.-close), DJ Jazzy Jim, special tributes to our military, drink specials. All military and their families receive one free drink. No cover.

July 3

Electric Six: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: In the Whale. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 at the door.

The Midtown Men: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $35-$150. sunvalley.ticketfly.com.

July 4

Built to Spill: 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Benefit for Boise Hive. Opening: The Hand, Toy Zoo. $20 at theduckclub.com and The Record Exchange.

July 5

Pity Sex: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: PWR BTTM, Petal. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $14 at the door.

July 6

First Wednesday Patio Party: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, North Channel Center, 600 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle. Music, free wine tasting, prizes, local artwork. Free. 939-6775.

Marissa Nadler: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Wreckmeister Harmonies, Muscle and Marrow. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $14 at the door.

July 7

Black Stone Cherry: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Midline, The Discarded, Break Surface. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X.

Kiss: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $39.50, $89.50 and $125. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

July 8

Bowling for Rhinos: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, 20th Century Lanes, 4712 W. State St., Boise. Join Zoo Boise for a wildlife conservation party of cosmic bowling, raffles, silent auctions, more. $20 per person or $140 for team of eight. Register: 608-7744, zooboise.org/event/bowling.

Scavenger Hunt: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 8 (last admission 9 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Gather a team and explore the site to find the clues about the history, inmates and buildings. Also, photo opportunities and a chance to lock up the guilty and the innocent. $6 general, $3 children, at the door. 334-2844, history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary.

Taste of Chaos Tour: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. With Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, The Early November. $45 general, $70 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

July 9

The Nashville Tribute Band: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Joined by Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and Alex Boyé to present the non-denominational musical celebration, “Redeemer.” Free. Canned food donations appreciated for local food banks.

Concerts on Broadway: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble, followed by Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia, along with the Meridian Symphony’s string section. Food truck on site. Free. 489-0422, meridiancity.org/mac.

July 10

Meteorites: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Michael Callahan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University, will explain how meteorites provide a window into the chemistry that took place during the formation of the solar system. Free for museum members, $5 nonmembers. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.

Eilen Jewell: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Idaho City Amphitheater, Idaho 21 (behind the rodeo grounds). $15 at Brown Paper Tickets, $20 day of show.

The Falcon: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise. Opening: Mikey Erg, Sam Russo, Copyrights. $20. Brown Paper Tickets.

Wye Oak: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: Tuskha. $15 at theduckclub.com and The Record Exchange.

July 12

Barenaked Ladies: 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: OMD, Howard Jones. $47.50 and $59.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Summer Fest Concert Series: Emily Tipton: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Free. 972-8340.

July 13

Lemolo: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 2nd St. S., Nampa. Opening: Aphorist. $12. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 at the door.

July 14

Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: A Great Big World. $42.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

Meghan Trainor: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Hailee Steinfeld, Common Kings. $30-$55.50. ICTickets, 442-3232.

July 15

Josh Ritter/JJ Grey and Mofro: 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: HoneyHoney. $35. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

Soul Asylum/The Fixx: 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $25 general ($30 door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

July 16

Emmett Show and Shine: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Emmett City Park, E. Main Street. Pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. ($6), swap meet and vendors, music by JR and The Stingrays, barbecue lunch ($6), raffle and door prizes. Donations accepted for the Emmett Lions Club. Free. 369-1110, emmettshowandshine.com.

▪  Cruise, open to 1978 and older cars, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Snooze at the Zoo: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Zoo guides provide family and friends with nighttime and early morning treks through the zoo. Also, activities, games, art projects, and up-close animal encounters. Evening snack, continental breakfast, and indoor/outdoor sleeping area provided. $45 for Friends of Zoo Boise passholders and Boise residents, $50 nonresidents. 384-4260, zooboise.org.

Boise Twilight Criterium: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, North Capitol Boulevard and West Jefferson Street, in front of the Capitol building. Fast-paced cycling race in Downtown Boise. $20-$60. bikereg.org.

July 17

Boise Blues Festival: 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Headliner Ana Popovic with the Andy T-Nick Nixon band, locals Smooth Avenue and the Boise Blues Society Scholars and Friends. Portion of the proceeds benefit The Idaho Foodbank. $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $20 at the door. boiseblues.org.

July 18

Toad the Wet Sprocket: 8 p.m. Monday, July 18, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: The Smites. $27. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

July 19

Welcome to Night Vale: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $26. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

July 20

James Taylor and His All-Star Band: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $67 and $87. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

July 21

New Madrid: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: Harrison Fjord, Foul Weather. $10 at theduckclub.com and The Record Exchange, $12 at the door.

July 22

Sublime With Rome: 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, Eagle Pavilion, Merrill Park, 500 E. Shore Drive. Opening: Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Bleeker. $35 general ($40 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Like a Storm: 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $14 day of show.

July 23

Historic Northeast Oregon Mining: Meet at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, for an 8 a.m. departure. Retired Oregon State geologist Mark Ferns will lead the tour. Visit the restored Sumpter Dredge, then loop through Granite to Greenhorn and then down the Burnt River. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water. Back in Boise by 7 p.m. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology museum members, $15 nonmembers. No registration needed. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.

Run Wild at Zoo Boise: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise. Two races through the zoo: ages 2-5 (.25 mile) and ages 6-11 (1 mile). Registration is $25 ($20 for Zoo Boise annual passholders) and includes breakfast at Zoo Boise, after party, and participant (+1 parent or guardian) admission to the zoo. Registration is not available after 3 p.m. on July 22, but will be available at 8 a.m. on the morning of the event. Register at store.zooboise.org or call 608-7744.

Pinegrove: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Opening: Sports, Half Waif, Western Daughter. $10 at theduckclub.com and The Record Exchange, $12 at the door.

July 25

The Avett Brothers: 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $30-$55. ICTickets, 442-3232. All tickets $5 more day of show.

July 26

Korn/Rob Zombie: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: In This Moment. $45. ICTickets, 442-3232. $49.50 at the door.

Willie Nelson: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: Don McLean. $65. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

Kansas: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general, $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

July 29

Auction for the Animals: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, Jug Mountain Ranch, 13834 Farm to Market Road, McCall. Cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auctions. Benefit for MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter. $75. (208) 634-3647, mcpaws.org.

Albert Lee: 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Andy Byron, Scott Wallenberg. $25 and $35 at americanamusicseries.net.

Robert Ellis: 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $13. TicketWeb. $15 day of show.

July 30

Hydro-geology Geysers Galore: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 30, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Children in grades 4 and up will learn about Idaho’s geothermal water through hands-on activities. Register by July 25 with Eliza, 571-5720. idahomuseum.org.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Midnight Release Party: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Face painting, wand making, Bertie Botts Jelly Bean guesses, photo booth, Dueling Club. After closing at 8 p.m., the store will reopen at 10 p.m. for fans who preordered the book and will hand out new releases at midnight. Free. 376-4229, rdbooks.org.

Fire Fighters Help Celebrate Reading: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Boise Fire Department will help kids celebrate their summer reading achievements by reading some entertaining stories, discussing fire safety, and giving children an opportunity for a close-up look at a fire truck or engine. Free. 972-8300.

Summer Fest Wrap Up and Harry Potter Birthday Party: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Free. 972-8340.

Summer Light: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, July 30, The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. Combination of workshops, live DJs and performance art. $20-$65. chochioevents.com.

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