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5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Boise

2015 Twilight Criterium Bike Race winds through Downtown Boise

Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete in the Twilight Criterium bike race on the streets of Downtown Boise in 2015.
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Thousands of spectators watched professional and amateur cyclists compete in the Twilight Criterium bike race on the streets of Downtown Boise in 2015.

1. CLICK AT THE CRITERIUM

The 30th annual Twilight Criterium is Saturday, and it has a new course in Downtown Boise. Cyclists will race from the State Capitol down Jefferson Street to 6th, back up Bannock to 9th, then back to Jefferson. Races start at 2 p.m. [More]

 

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2. BE AN OUTLAW

It’s gonna be a fantastic Friday night for fans of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and Southern jam-rocker JJ Grey. The two men will co-headline Outlaw Field, each flanked by his respective backing musicians — the Royal City Band, in Ritter’s case, and Mofro in Grey’s. Ritter will close the evening. (Hey, he’s the Idaho native, right?) Expect about 75-minute performances from each. [Tickets]

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3. FLY WITH THE HAWKS

To quote Chevy Chase: “You’re not good.” Although the Boise Hawks have the worst record in the Northwest League, the team did finally win back-to-back games earlier this week. Time for a turnaround! They’re in the midst of a five-game home stand against the Vancouver Canadians. Promotions: free shirt for first 1,000 fans Friday, purple jersey auction Saturday, Kids Club on Sunday. [Tickets]

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4. DO A FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE

At dusk Friday, it’s Movie Night in Meridian at Settlers Park, where they’ll show “The Emperor’s New Groove.” On Saturday in Boise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” should bring out a few toy lightsabers at Movies Under the Stars in Julia Davis Park.

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5. GET THE BLUES

Eastern European blues queen Ana Popovic headlines Sunday at the Boise Blues Festival, which is making a few changes this year. For one thing, it’s at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

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