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Wednesday’s best bets at Treefort Music Fest

Jennifer Lafleur stars in Christian Lybrook’s sci-fi Western short “Carbon.” See it at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Owhyee as part of Filmfort.
Jennifer Lafleur stars in Christian Lybrook’s sci-fi Western short “Carbon.” See it at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Owhyee as part of Filmfort.

Start Treefort off right with these picks from Michael Deeds and Dana Oland:

Filmfort: Dive into the local film scene with two Idaho shorts. At 6 p.m. catch Christian Lybrook’s “Carbon,” followed by Steven Cody Gittings’ “Smoke,” both at the Owyhee, 1109 W. Main St. Both are followed by discussions with the filmmakers.

Ballet that rocks: See Ballet Idaho’s multifaceted collaboration with Boise band Thick Business: “Viewers Like You” at 6 p.m. at the Mardi Gras, 615 S. 9th St. It’s an awesome mix of fast-paced contemporary movement that takes you on a trip to the 1970s with funk, rock and jazz fusion.

History lesson: Concert or high school reunion? The vibe is both. Party with the local bands of your youth — or go see what Mom was headbanging to in 1990 — at the all-ages “History of Boise Rock Showcase” at El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St.

Buzz band: Alex Giannascoli — aka 22-year-old Alex G — will perform a one-hour set at 11:10 p.m. at the all-ages Mardi Gras, 615 S. 9th St. The Philadelphia singer-songwriter makes music that’s been described as “a little Pavement, a little Neil Young” (New York Times) and “guitar-pop brilliance” (Spin).

I still need tickets! A single-day festivalwide pass will run you $79-89, or $179 for all 5 days. When capacity allows, individual venues will let you in for $10 to $30. Visit treefortmusicfest.com or visit the box office (today, it’s at the Owyhee).

Plan your week: Find guides to the subforts, 10 must-see bands and more at IdahoStatesman.com/festival.

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