1. Hit a new taproom
If you’re a local beer fan, you’re familiar with the original Payette Brewing Co. location at 111 W. 33rd St. in Garden City. That building has a different tenant now. Western Collective, a brewery with Texas roots, is hosting a a grand opening of its taproom and brewery Saturday from noon to midnight. “We will have food trucks, new beers, s’mores, tours, games and prizes!” Western Collective promises on Facebook.
2. Eat a cheap breakfast
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Ever heard of Joe Momma’s Breakfast Eatery? It operated for eight years in Eagle, where it was known for killer chicken-fried steak and not-so-killer hourlong waits to be seated. The torturous waits have ended. Joe Momma’s just moved into a much bigger building — the former Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant at 3510 N. Eagle Road in Meridian. To celebrate, Joe Momma’s will hold a grand opening celebration all day Saturday with $1 mimosas and $1.99 biscuits and gravy.
3. Be sporty
4. Go see tunes
▪ Boise Rock School End of Fall Session Gig: All active bands at Boise Rock School perform (more than 50), putting what they’ve learned into practice on stage in front of the public. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. $5 suggested donation. boiserockschool.com.
▪ Idaho Contemporary Instrumental Concert Series: Featuring Esteban Anastasio on guitar and Joey Curtin on piano. 7 p.m. Saturday, Welch Music Center, 12516 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. $10-15. eventbrite.com.
▪ Boise Phil Holiday Pops: Friday: 7:30 p.m., Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. $23-$50, $10 students. And also Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $25-$72, $12 students. Family packages start at $50. 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.
▪ Boise State University Family Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $10 general, $8 seniors, $2 children and non-BSU students. Ticketmaster.
▪ Opera Idaho Children’s Choruses’ Holiday Concert: 11 a.m. Saturday, Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Free.
▪ The Musettes present “The Magic of Christmas”: Tunes like “Deck the Halls,” “Let Him In” and “In the Stable” will be performed. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. nampaciviccenter.com. Free.
▪ Christmas at the Cathedral: Features the music of composer Joseph Martin and his newest Christmas work “The Song Heard ‘Round the World.” 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Free.
▪ Ida Ho Ho Benefit Concert: Featuring Sun Blood Stories, Eilen Jewell, Fulton and Hunt, Andy Byron and many others. Benefits the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. 7 p.m. Saturday, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $15 at eventbrite.com, $20 at the door.
5. Keep it Reel
Don’t be crabby, fish face! Boise’s only full-time specialty seafood shop finally plans to return to action Saturday. Reel Foods fish market and oyster bar is slated to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its new digs at 1118 S. Vista Ave. It’s a former Blimpie shop in the Vista Village shopping center. Shuttered since early 2018, Reel Foods had planned to reopen a week ago. (Owner Marcus Bonilla encountered another unexpected final hurdle.)