1. Rock on
Temperatures have dipped, so find a hot and sweaty place. Hit a concert.
▪ Jeff Crosby and the Refugees: 9 p.m. Friday, The Ranch Club, 3544 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $10. eventbrite.com. $12 at the door; also at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $10. TicketWeb. $12 at the door.
2. Be a BRONCO!
Sure, tonight’s Boise State football game starts at 8:15 p.m. And, yes, fans who don’t smuggle in peppermint schnapps might turn into icicles. But it won’t be as cold as ticket sales. Yo, Bronco fan: How can you expect the rest of the world to respect your team if you don’t support it yourself? If Fresno State gets its ninth win of the season, don’t make it partly because Albertsons Stadium had the atmosphere of freakin’ mausoleum. [Tickets]
3. Hit a holiday market
Not into outdoor retail? Shop for winter greens, meats, holiday gifts and more at the indoor Boise Farmers Market Winter Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Linen Building, 516 S. 8th St. (There’s actually quite a lot of produce still to choose from.) ... If you’re brave about brisk weather head to Capital City Public Market’s Holiday Market from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at The Grove plaza. Read more about winter markets here.
4. Do indoor sports
Whether it’s hockey or basketball, Boise has you covered. The Idaho Steelheads drop the puck with the Tulsa Oilers on Friday and Saturday at CenturyLink Arena. Game time is 7:10 p.m. ... And it’s fast break time at Taco Bell Arena, when the Boise State Broncos take on Idaho State at 7 p.m. Saturday.
5. Hang with the kids
Come on, you’re dying to take the rugrats to the Kids Discovery Expo. It’s a hands-on expo with a rock climbing wall, jump houses, craft stations, reptile exhibit, archery, bubble soccer, meet-and-greets with princesses Elsa, Anna and Belle, plus a visit from Chase and Marshall of “Paw Patrol.” And don’t forget about the free samples of GoGo Squeez applesauce! It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $3 admission, free for children 12 and younger and military families.