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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise: Parties? Yes. Canoeing? No.

Adrienne King, who played Alice Hardy in “Friday the 13th” and “Friday the 13th Part 2,” will be in Boise this weekend for a Q&A and panel discussion.
Adrienne King, who played Alice Hardy in “Friday the 13th” and “Friday the 13th Part 2,” will be in Boise this weekend for a Q&A and panel discussion. Paramount Pictures

1. HORRIFY YOURSELF

If you’re a horror-movie buff, head Downtown tonight through Saturday for the annual Idaho Horror Film Festival. Actress Adrienne King — who made a "splash" in the 1980s with her slasher pal Jason Vorhees — will be in town for a screening, Q&A and panel. The three-day festival is filled with movies and special events.

2. CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY

Boise’s barrel-aging favorite, Barbarian Brewing, will celebrate its Two Year Anniversary Party on Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. with live music, food from Wetos Locos, fall beer releases and more. It happens at the Garden City brewery and taproom at 5270 W. Chinden Blvd. ... Craving local cider? Boise Bicycle Project will pour Meriwether Cider (and Idaho Kombucha and New Belgium beer) at its 10 Year Anniversary & Appreciation Celebration on Saturday. The social ride is at 5:30 p.m.; the party starts at 6 p.m. If you dig food truck grub, you’re in luck: tHe FuNkY tAco & B-Town Bistro will be in the house.

Barbarian Brewing head brewer James Long pulls a nail, takes a sip and explains his passion for aged, sour beer.

3. SEE SOME MUSIC

On Friday, Highly Suspect rocks the Knitting Factory (it's sold out, though) and The Blow electro-pops into Neurolux. On Saturday, Craig Morgan brings country to the Revolution Center. On Sunday, Alison Krauss and David Gray wind down outdoor concert season at Outlaw Field. Prefer to stay warmer that night? Watch Barb Wire Dolls punk up The Olympic, The Interrupters and SWMRS perform at the Knit, or Girlpool invade Neurolux.

4. HEAD TO GOWEN FIELD

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Royal Canadian Snowbirds will put on an air show, Gowen Thunder 2017, on Saturday and Sunday. General admission is free, but you can also buy special seating: bleachers ($28) and VIP Thunderdome ($149, including on-site parking). Grab tickets online at gowenthunder.org.

This promotional video, created for the Royal Canadian Air Force's demonstration team, shows the kind of display Boise audiences will get when the Snowbirds visit Gowen Field in October 2017.

5. TAKE AN ART TOUR

It’s that time again: Boise Open Studios Collective Organization — aka BOSCO — is hosting its Open Studios Weekend Tour. From Friday through Sunday, you can roll into local artists’ studios, check out their creative process — and buy artwork, if you’d like. There are a TON of artists doing it this year, and, trust me, they’re all stoked to host visitors. Check out the map here.

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