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Michael Deeds: 5 Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

1. RIDE. SIP. DANCE.

The 14th annual Tour de Fat will take over Boise’s Ann Morrison Park on Aug. 15. It. Is. A. Blast. Seriously, thank you to New Belgium Brewing for putting on this massive beer-and-bicycle shindig every year. Don’t forget to check out great bands such as Lake Street Dive.


2. BASQUE IT UP ... AGAIN?

Man, those Basques like to party. Or at least drink wine. It’s time for the Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s annual Basque Winefest. More than 140 vino flavors will flow from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on the Basque Block in Boise.


3. GET STREET FEVER

Boise ain’t exactly overflowing with out-of-town acts this weekend. So think local — such as the Street Fever album-release gig Aug. 15 at the Reef. Icy electronic grooves will flow Downtown. Cover is $10. [Details]


4. SIP TEQUILA EARLY

No, not in the morning. Casa Del Matador is a family-friendlier amigo to The Matador tequila/Mexican food destination in Downtown Boise. It doesn’t open officially at The Village at Meridian until Aug. 17. But you can check out the restaurant two days in advance at a special pre-opening fundraiser Aug. 15. [Tickets]


5. LEAVE TOWN, HUCKLEBERRY

There’s still time to cruise up to beautiful Tamarack Resort for The Huckleberry Jam, an outstanding mountain festival Aug. 14 and 15 featuring a ton of jam and funk bands. We’re talking acts ranging from Ben Harper and Brett Dennen to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The Motet.


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