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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

Hundreds of runners make their way across the starting line of the 2014 Cupid’s Undie Run in Boise.
Hundreds of runners make their way across the starting line of the 2014 Cupid’s Undie Run in Boise. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

1. GO ON A ‘BRIEF’ JOG

Strip down, pop a cold one and get this weekend rollin'! Hundreds of Boiseans will freeze their @$$es off Saturday at the annual Cupid’s Undie Run in Downtown Boise. Wow, you GOTS to get in on that, right? The truth is that it’s just a big party — including a bit of indoor day drinking — with a quick mile-or-so jog in the middle. It’s also a fundraiser for a noble cause. More details here.

Hundreds of people were seen running through Downtown Boise in their underwear Saturday Feb. 13, 2016. The annual Cupid's Undie Run dared them all to do it to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation. Race director Hayley Brown said money r

2. CYCLE WITH FRIENDS

Rather keep your shirt on? Take advantage of the balmy weather, hop on your bike and join the Bikin’ For Lovin’ social ride. It starts at 6 p.m. Friday at Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 S. Lusk St., and cruises the Boise Greenbelt. There’s food, beer and live music Downtown afterward, should you choose. Details: boisebicycleproject.com. P.S. You’re supposed wear old-timey garb. Doubt it’s a deal breaker, though.

 

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3. DO SOME HICK ROCKIN’

Thunderstruck? For sure. Your head might explode when you see hillbilly headbangers Steve ’n’ Seagulls perform their breakout YouTube hit — a bluegrass cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” These Finnish goat ropers also pummel Metallica’s “Seek and Destroy” with banjo. It’s a guaranteed crazy Saturday evening at Neurolux. • Looking for free live music? Eugene, Oregon, jam band Blue Lotus will groove Saturday at Tom Grainey’s, 109 S. 6th St. No cover.

4. SEE A NAUGHTY MOVIE

It’s ba-a-a-a-ack! The steamy movie that helped change Idaho’s stupid alcohol law has returned with a sequel, “Fifty Shades Darker.” Is it erotic or just silly? That’s the question at least one critic wonders. You could always go to “The Lego Batman Movie” instead. It’s getting shockingly stellar reviews.

5. HAVE A CUPCAKE

County Line Brewing, 9115 W. Chinden Blvd., will put the frosting on your weekend with its Valentine’s Cupcake + Beer pairing event ($12). It runs from noon to 6 p.m. (or close) Sunday. You get three miniature cupcakes from Sugar Rush Cupcakery plus three 6-ounce beer pours. Milk and juice are available for kids. If you’re running late, consider calling ahead to make sure cupcakes haven’t sold out: (208) 830-2456.

 

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