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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

The holidays are right around the corner at The Village at Meridian.
The holidays are right around the corner at The Village at Meridian. Statesman file photo

1. HIT A TREE LIGHTING

The Village at Meridian will kick off holiday season at 6:30 p.m. Friday by lighting its recently delivered, 50-foot Christmas tree. Utah-based country singer Charley Jenkins will perform a short show and welcome Santa Claus.

 

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2. BUY SOME HOLIDAY WINE (OR BEER)

The first Hyde Park Beer & Wine Expo will happen under a heated tent from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday behind 13th St. Pub & Grill in Boise’s North End. It’s focused on local vendors, and it sounds like a really cool, laid-back social gathering.

 

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3. GET COME COUNTRY

The Texas-based Randy Rogers Band will rock the Knitting Factory on Friday night. The group has built a solid Boise following by gigging at the Braun Brothers Reunion and making regular tour stops in Boise.

4. PRAY FOR SNOW — AGAIN

The fourth annual Pray for Snow Winter Ale Festival will run from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at 5th and Grove streets. More than 40 breweries — local and national — are expected to participate. It’s $30 at the gate. This Pray for Snow festival is different from the almost identically named one hosted by 10 Barrel Brewing every year.

 

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5. ROCK INDIE-STYLE

Toro y Moi, aka Chazwick Bundick, has largely moved past the chillwave genre he helped popularize several years ago. His latest electronic pop and funk is smooth stuff, though. Toro y Moi headlines Saturday at the Knitting Factory.

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