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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

Madonna’s “Dance Mix” EP — originally released only in South America — features mid-’80s tracks such as “Into the Groove.” The vinyl is one of the exclusive, limited-edition releases on Record Store Day.
Madonna’s “Dance Mix” EP — originally released only in South America — features mid-’80s tracks such as “Into the Groove.” The vinyl is one of the exclusive, limited-edition releases on Record Store Day.

1. HIT RECORD STORE DAY

There will be tons of exclusive, limited-edition releases during Record Store Day on Saturday. The Record Exchange at 1105 W. Idaho St. is making a three-day party out of it — with live music, freebies, beer, donuts and more.

2. REKINDLE A FRIENDSHIP

After an 18-month detour as underground electronic music club Crowbar, Grainey’s Basement has returned at 109 S. 6th St. (With a remodel!) Grab a buddy and check out the official Grainey’s Basement relaunch Friday and Saturday.

3. SEE LIL WAYNE, PINTO OR DERRINGER

Remember when Lil Wayne got arrested after his concert at Qwest (now CenturyLink) Arena in Boise? He should be safe Sunday night at the Revolution Center. •  The annual Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion is Friday through Sunday at Hannah’s, featuring Idaho favorite Pinto Bennett. •  Oh, and don’t forget Rick Derringer on Friday at the Sapphire Room. Check out this “amazing” video of Derringer at 26 years old, ripping it up on guitar with alien-like Edgar Winter.

4. RIDE THE UNICORN

Forget to sprinkle pixie dust on your cereal this morning? No worries. Starbucks unveiled a magical new drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino, this week. It’s only available through Sunday. A Grande cost me $5.25 including tax. Next assignment: To find and drink the Ninja vs. Unicorn.

5. GET SOME EXERCISE

Bogus Basin hasn’t called it quits yet. You’ve got a final bonus weekend to tear up the slopes — and hear a live band play. •  If cycling is more your thing, check out the Riding to Raise the Roof expansion party Friday at Boise Bicycle Project. •  Prefer steam power over pedal power? There’s a “Living Legend” of a locomotive that will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Boise Depot.

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