Words & Deeds

5 — er, 10 — Things to Do This Weekend in Boise

2015 Twilight Criterium Bike Race winds through Downtown Boise

Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete in the Twilight Criterium bike race on the streets of Downtown Boise in 2015.
Up Next
Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete in the Twilight Criterium bike race on the streets of Downtown Boise in 2015.

Why do temperatures stay mostly reasonable ... until we hit the weekend? Ah well. It makes an ice-cold beer beverage that much better.

• • • 

1. GET STOOPID

Is sun stroke makin’ you stoopid? Mix some water in with those cervezas, concert fan. Catch some reggae grooves Friday with Slightly Stoopid at Memorial Stadium. Or sneak over to Nampa for Blondie and Garbage on Friday at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater. Looking for free music? Idaho cover band The Famous Undercover headlines The Village at Meridian’s Rock the Village on Friday. Also free: Smooth Avenue Band kicks off this summer’s Concerts on Broadway at Meridian City Hall’s outdoor plaza on Saturday (opener 6:30, headliner 7 p.m.). On Sunday, singer Curtis Salgado headlines the Boise Blues Festival at Reid Merrill Park in Eagle. Wanna stay cool — both literally and figuratively? Check out garage-rock-soul fusion act The BellRays on Sunday night inside an air-conditioned Neurolux.

• • • 

Flying M

2. COOL OFF WITH FLYING M

Has it really been a quarter of a century? Who hasn’t been to this place at least once in their lives? Downtown coffee institution Flying M, 500 W. Idaho St., will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday with 1992 prices from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Gimme an iced mocha, please!) Then they’ll shut down early for a parking lot party outside running from 6 to 10 p.m. with beer and wine, Guido’s Pizza, Spoonthumb Ice Cream , a trivia contest — and lots and lots of memories.

• • • 

3. WATCH THE BIKERS

Bust out those noisy clickers. Cyclists will tear up the streets of Downtown Boise during the 2017 Twilight Criterium on Saturday. Races begin at 1:45 p.m., but you can always wait for the heat to break and show up during the Women’s Pro (7 to 8 p.m.) or Men’s Pro (8:15 to 9:45 p.m.). Check it out: Greg Henderson of New Zealand, riding for UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, has ridden the Tour de France five times.

• • • 

Tacoedit

• • • 

4. EAT TACOS & DRINK BEER

Not to get all philosophical, but what else is there? Taco Beer Taco runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Empire Ale Craft. The brewery will offer up refreshing beverages such as micheladas, mole stout and more. Tacos will be artfully crafted by Manfred's, tHe FuNkY tAco, Wetos Locos, Calle 75 Street Tacos, B-Town Bistro, and Genki Takoyaki! DJs from Radio Boise will crank tunes. It’s $5 to get in, and you’ll want to bring cash — some of the food trucks only take cash. Kids are welcome.

• • • 

5. BE A LOCAL BOOKWORM

Let everybody else sweat Saturday. Be a bookworm and head to Barnes & Noble (yes, bookstores still exist!) at 1315 N. Milwaukee St. Four local authors — Jeffrey Warren, Rebecca Bischoff, Lidia West and Ronald Whitlock — will sign copies of their respective books starting at 1 p.m.

• • • 

Want the latest Idaho entertainment news? Track Michael Deeds on Facebook and Twitter.

  Comments