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5 Things to Do This Christmas Weekend in Boise: Kodak Black, white knuckles

Lisa Simpson and the rest of Boise band Finn Riggins will perform Friday at Neurolux.
Lisa Simpson and the rest of Boise band Finn Riggins will perform Friday at Neurolux. Statesman file

1. ROCK THE HALLS

Scrambling for a last-minute Christmas present? Tickets to next year’s Treefort Music Fest would do the trick nicely. Speaking of Treefort, Boise indie band Finn Riggins — which includes festival director Eric Gilbert — will headline a show Friday at Neurolux. Openers are Dark Swallows and With Child. ... Into hip-hop? Kodak Black will perform on Saturday night at the Revolution Center.

2. RIDE WITH PRIDE

The folks at Boise Bicycle Project know how to celebrate Christmas: By fixing up bikes and giving them to kids. Now that their work is done, it’s time to blow off steam at the “December Social Ride” — and they want you to join. Bring your bike for a cruise to the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Winter Garden aGlow. The party leaves from BPP at 6 p.m. Friday. Riders will be admitted to Winter Garden aGlow at a discount price of $8. It’s free for kids 4 and under.

Bogus Basin's Glade Runner mountain coaster is designed to get even non-skiers up the hill for some adventure. And what an adventure it is. Take a look at what the excitement is about.

3. GET WHITE KNUCKLED

Bogus Basin’s much-anticipated Glade Runner mountain coaster will twist and turn during holiday vacation, including Christmas Day. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Jan. 7. Cost is $15 per ride or $25 for two passengers. (You get a $5 discount on your first ride if you have a season ski pass.) Re-rides are $10 single, $15 two passengers. Be aware: Each cart must have a passenger who is 16 or older.

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4. CATCH A TRAIN

The Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroad Club loves holiday season. These model train hobbyists construct a jaw-dropping railroad in the basement of the Pioneer Building at Sixth and Main streets. Take the kids and check it out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

5. WEATHER A STORM

Last call to see Boise Contemporary Theater’s family-friendly “The Storm in the Barn,” which finishes its run tonight, Friday and Saturday. Broadway playwright Eric Coble based the 50-minute play on a graphic novel about a family trying to survive the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression. The result “blends history and fantasy into a quintessentially American fairy tale,” according to The Oregonian. The play centers on Sarah Cartwright’s performance as Jack, a 12-year-old boy who battles dust, bullies and a phantom monster that hides in a neighbor’s barn.

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