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5 Things To Do This Weekend in Boise

Record Store Day is Saturday! The Record Exchange is holding a drawing for the first five places in line during a listening party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Record Store Day is Saturday! The Record Exchange is holding a drawing for the first five places in line during a listening party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Record Exchange

1. VISIT A RECORD STORE

Launched in 2008, Record Store Day has become an annual destination event worldwide. On Saturday, Boise’s Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., will offer more than 350 limited-edition pieces on vinyl, CD, cassette and more. Bonus: Used CDs, vinyl, DVDs/Blu-rays and cassettes are 20 percent off Friday through Sunday.

 

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2. BE A KRONY

“I’m not a storyteller,” quirky comedian Ben Kronberg says. “Just ideas and thoughts. Even the songs I do are one-linery.” Despite TV exposure ranging from Comedy Central (“The Half Hour”) to NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Kronberg is still a secret to waaaay too many casual comedy fans. He’s hilarious — and making his first Boise appearance this weekend. Catch Kronberg at Liquid Laughs.

Warning: profanity

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3. HIT THE MARKET

Join the crowds! Nosh on local foods! The Capital City Public Market kicks off its 23rd season on Saturday. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Construction has bumped it to run down the 8th Street corridor from State to Main streets.

 

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4. BE AN UNDERDOG

Texas country singer Aaron Watson named his 2015 album “The Underdog,” possibly because he also self-released it — plus all 11 of his previous albums. Sometimes country fans like rooting for underdogs; the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart behind the strength of its single, “That Look.” Watson will perform Saturday at the Revolution Center.

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5. CELEBRATE THE DEPOT’S B-DAY

The Boise Depot is turning 91, and there’s a big ol’ party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday to celebrate. Check out live model train exhibits or decorate train-shaped cookies. You also can take a free tour with historian Eriks Garsvo at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Register at Eventbrite.com.)

 

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