1. HOOP IT UP
Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament Bam Jam takes over Downtown Boise on Saturday and Sunday. It’s next to Capitol Park and totally free to watch. You’ll have 20 courts with games happening all day. Don’t miss the slam-dunk championship and 3-pointer finals from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Building steps.
2. RISE UP
Melodic hardcore band Rise Against will headline the Revolution Center on Saturday. [Tickets] Go to this concert just to see opener Killswitch Engage. No “headbanger” has more fun rocking on stage — or winning on “The Price is Right” — than goofy KsE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. Dude cracks me up. He erases any hint of so-called evil in heavy metal.
3. JOIN THE FREAKS
Artists have spent the past week repainting Freak Alley Gallery in the empty parking lot on Bannock Street between 8th and 9th. Meet the artists at a celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Musician James Orr will perform at 7:30 p.m. Check out this Freak Alley photo gallery.
4. PARTY AT KUNA DAYS
Come on, Eagle. You’re not the only town that gets to have your own “fun days.” Kuna will celebrate 52 years with its own bash Friday and Saturday. There will be live music, food, arts and crafts, even fireworks. You’ll find a schedule here. Don’t forget about the fun run.
5. ROCK WITH YOUR KIDS
Greg Attonito of Bouncing Souls and his wife, Shanti Wintergate, are Play Date, a touring rock group for children. I’ve seen them twice at Treefort Music Fest. Good stuff for parents for young kids. They’ll be at The Watercooler on Friday. [Tickets]