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5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Boise

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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