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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

Slip on your running shoes and join the FitOne fun Saturday.
Slip on your running shoes and join the FitOne fun Saturday. doswald@idahostatesman.com

1. RUN DOWNTOWN

Fall weather seems to have arrived, so you won’t even break a sweat Saturday at the super-popular FitOne Family 5K Run, Walk & Stroll, 10K and Half Marathon. It starts at the steps of the State Capitol and finishes in Ann Morrison Park. Show up at the Boise Centre’s Fit One Expo earlier in the week to get your FitOne T-shirt tagged with one of the designs below.

 

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2. SAY BYE TO THE BARD

This is the final weekend of the season for Idaho Shakespeare Festival. As of this writing, there were still seats available every evening through Sunday for “Forever Plaid,” a humorous musical filled with doo-wop tunes that make baby boomers nostalgic. (Seriously, there is a TON of music in this musical.)

The cast of Idaho Shakespeare festival's production of "Forever Plaid" share their experience of putting together the tight, four-part harmony that is the heart of this jukebox musical that will opens Sept. 3, 2016

3. DRINK BEER, DAWG!

Branding itself as “Southwest Idaho’s largest dog-friendly brew festival,” B’Arc & Brew returns to Highlands Hollow from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy live music, food, games, a silent auction, a canine costume contest and dog parades. Breweries will include locals Payette, Boise, County Line, Slanted Rock and Meriwether Cider, plus out-of-staters Ninkasi and Lagunitas.

 

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4. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC

Boise’s most mysterious band, Magic Sword, kicks off its first national headlining tour with a concert Friday at the Knitting Factory. Check out this interview with founder/keyboardist The Keeper, who shares insights into the synthwave trio’s savvy marketing.

Magic sword performed from the back of a lighted flatbed truck for an excited crowd at the 2016 Treefort Music Fest.

5. JOIN THE GAMES

Celtic music. Celtic athletes. Celtic food. They’re all part of the Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games all day Saturday at Expo Idaho. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. Bring on the pipes! [More]

The Boise Highlanders will be out in force, along with other pipe and drum corps. The Highlanders toured 35 locations in the Treasure Valley with four groups in 2015, celebrating St. Patrick's Day with piper pride.

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