1. GET BENT — ER, CROOKED
One of Boise’s best-known breweries is moving to Eagle — but not before a going-away party. Hoist a cold one Saturday at Crooked Fence Brewing Co., 5242 E. Chinden Blvd., and bid a fond farewell to the “Cheers” of Garden City tap rooms. Another beer-related happening: 10 Barrel Brewing Co.’s annual Pray for Snow party runs in the adjacent parking lot from 5 p.m. to close Saturday.
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2. PARADE THROUGH TOWN
Meridian’s annual “Winter Lights Parade” is from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday on Main Street from Franklin to Pine, followed by the city tree lighting at Generations Plaza at Main and Idaho Avenue. Meanwhile, Caldwell will host a whopping 70 floats at its “Treasure Valley Night Light Parade” at 6 p.m. Saturday on Blaine Street.
3. LAUGH IT UP
4. HANG WITH THE BOYS
Country vocal legends the Oak Ridge Boys are bringing their “Christmas Night Out” show to the Morrison Center on Friday. Holiday season or not, they’d better do “Elvira” and “Bobby Sue,” baby. Another country music option: Joe Nichols will hope tequila makes her clothes fall off — hers, not yours, cowboy — Saturday at the Revolution Center.
5. GET HEALTHY
Los Angeles noise-rock band HEALTH scored the “Max Payne 3” soundtrack. They inspired a thoughtful piece about the nature of noise, volume and music in the New Yorker. And they will pulverize Neurolux on Saturday. (If you are about to give up on the video below, skip to the 5- or 9-minute mark to gain a more melodic understanding of the group.)