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Art, theater, music: Get these Treasure Valley events on your radar this weekend

Idaho Shakespeare Festival actors Laura Welsh Berg, left, and Jonathan Dyrud both play the Melancholy Dane in “Hamlet,” which opens at the festival this weekend.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival actors Laura Welsh Berg, left, and Jonathan Dyrud both play the Melancholy Dane in “Hamlet,” which opens at the festival this weekend. Provided by Great Lakes Theater

▪  The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens its second play of the season: Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” directed by Charlie Fee. The production places the play on a Globe Theatre-like stage and casts two actors in the title role. Jonathan Dyrud and Laura Welsh Berg both play the melancholy Dane, who seeks revenge for his father’s murder.

8 p.m. Friday, June 2 (preview), Saturday, June 3 (opening night), 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4 (family night) and dates through Sunday, June 25, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $20-$45 general, $13 children 6-17 on family night, $20 students with valid ID any night. 336-9221, IdahoShakespeare.org.

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People gather at the Twisted Ewe in Garden City for the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create-District’s First Friday, a bimonthly art tour of more than 20 Garden City creative spots. Provided by Surel’s Place

▪  The art scene in the Garden City Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District has been growing for five years. Now the artists there are banding together for an every-other-month First Friday event filled with art, music, wine tasting and more. There are more than 20 stops to make, including Telaya Wine Company, painter Geoffrey Krueger, glass artist Zion Warne, jewelery artist La De Da, Surel’s Place artist residency and others. The event will happen every other month to coincide with art openings at the Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St. It goes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Go to the Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., and take the art shuttle from 6 to 8 p.m., or download the map at the First Friday Facebook event page.

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Provided by Eagle Plein Air Festival

▪  Eagle’s Plein Air Art Festival and Competition runs from Thursday, June 8, to Sunday, June 11, in venues around Eagle. You’ll find artists painting in locations throughout the city and surrounding areas. Kick things off with “Art in the Vines,” a jazz and live painting event, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, 5900 Pearl Road. The Van Paepeghem Sextet will play as dozens of artists paint in the vineyards. It’s $25 per person and includes a wine tasting and souvenir glass. Find more details and events at EaglePleinAirFestival.com.

Dana Oland

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