‘Tis the season for concerts and festivals, such as Tamarack’s Summer Concert Series and Mountain Home Country Music Festival. Comic book fans will want to check out the Treasure Valley Comic Con in Nampa, where they’ll get a chance to meet Margot Kidder (aka Lois Lane) of “Superman” fame. ‘Tis also the season for lavender, and the annual fair in Kuna offers a variety of products and lets you pick your own.
Fourth of July
Hailey Days of the Old West: Saturday-Tuesday, July 1-4, Hailey. Pancake breakfasts, Sawtooth Rangers Rodeo, parade on Main Street, a shoot-out melodrama, music, antique markets, Draper Preserve River Festival, fireworks. haileyidaho.com.
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▪ Gem State Kiwanis 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise (next to the Gene Harris Bandshell). $8 general, $7 seniors, $5 children 13 and younger, $25 family, free for current active duty and family, at the gate or in advance at 331-1456.
▪ Liberty Day Parade, 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 10th and Jefferson streets, Downtown Boise. For parade route: boiseparade.blogspot.com.
▪ Fireworks Celebration, gates at 6 p.m., fireworks around 10:15 p.m. July 4, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Free. parks.cityofboise.org/4thofjuly.
Caldwell 4th of July Parade and Celebration: Parade at 9 a.m. and park events at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, Memorial Park, 618 Irving St. Classic car show, vendors, food, music, pie eating contest, patriotic bike contest, fireworks (10 p.m., Brothers Park). cityofcaldwell.org.
Melba “Olde Tyme” 4th of July: 6 a.m. to dusk Tuesday, July 4, Melba. Fun run, parade, car show, antique tractor pull, games, food, fireworks. melbaoldetyme4thofjuly.com.
Meridian Independence Day Celebration: 3 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Storey Park, 205 E. Franklin Road. Family activities capped off with a fireworks show. meridiancity.org/events.
Wood River Land Trust RiverFest: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, Draper Preserve and Lions Park, Hailey. Food and craft vendors, beer garden, children’s activities, carnival, music by Up a Creek and Rebecca Scott Band. Free. (208) 788-3947.
Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 30, Grove Plaza, 826 W. Main St., Boise. Bands, food, beer garden and vendors. Free. downtownboise.org. July’s lineup:
▪ July 5: Jeff Crosby; opening: Thistledown
▪ July 12: Riffbrokers; opening: Red Light Challenge
▪ July 19: Magic Giant; opening: Pure Ivy
▪ July 26: Dead Winter Carpenters; opening: Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats
Great Garden Escape Concert Series: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 7 (6 to 9 p.m. August-September), Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Picnic baskets welcome (no alcohol) or purchase from on-site vendors. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. $10 general, $7 IBG members, $6 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger, at the gate. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. July’s lineup:
▪ July 6: Big Wow Band
▪ July 13: The Bret Welty Band
▪ July 20: Hillfolk Noir
▪ July 27: Come Together Band
Konnexion Music Festival: Friday-Sunday, July 7-9, Twin Springs, 2538 Middle Fork Road (about two hours east of Boise). Electronic dance music festival with performance artists, workshops, artistic sculptures, more. $160. konnexionmusicfestival.com.
Rock the Village Concert Series: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, July 7 through Aug. 25, The Village at Meridian, the corner of North Eagle Road and East Fairview Avenue. Local and regional bands, local artisans’ market. Free. thevillageatmeridian.com. July’s lineup:
▪ July 7: Queen Nation, opening Ned Evett Electric Band
▪ July 14: Famous Undercover Band, opening Rebecca Scott Band
▪ July 21: Rhythm Addicts, opening Dan Costello Trio
▪ July 28: Stone in Love, opening 4 Penny Peep Show
Sunset Concert Series: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 8 through Aug. 26, Tamarack Resort’s Amphitheater, 311 Village Drive. Free. July’s lineup:
▪ July 8: Afrosonics
▪ July 15: Steve Fulton Music
▪ July 22: Lounge On Fire
Ste. Chapelle Summer Concert Series: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 10 (gates at 11 a.,m.), Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. $12 general, $10 wine club members, in advance. $15 and $12 at the gate. 453-7840, stechapelle.com. July’s lineup:
▪ July 9: The Kyd J Band
▪ July 16: Blues Brothers Rock N Soul Revue
▪ July 23: Emily Stanton Band
Live After Five in the Garden: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 23, Japanese Garden, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. Outdoor concert series with food and drink available for purchase. Free. (541) 889-8191. July’s lineup:
▪ July 12: Retreads
▪ July 26: Emily Stanton Band
Summer Music Festival at Roseberry: Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, Roseberry. Featuring Martin Sexton, Jeff Crosby & The Refugees, Maggie Koerner, Gipsy Moon, more.thesummermusicfestival.com.
Concerts on Broadway: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Free.
▪ July 15: Smooth Avenue Band
▪ July 29: High Street
SummerFest 2017: Sunday, July 16, through Saturday, July 22, McCall. Week-long festival of classical and pops orchestra concerts in McCall, presented by McCall Music Society. The opening artists’ showcase concert will be at McCall Community Congregational Church, and all orchestra concerts will be at Mountain Life Church. Tickets range from free to $75. mccallmusicsociety.org/summerfest-2.
Huckleberry Jam Music Festival: 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 28, and 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 29, plus a free evening concert Thursday, July 27, Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive. Artists include moe., Galactic, Lettuce, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, others. Ticket prices vary. thehuckleberryjam.com.
Mountain Home Country Music Festival: Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, Elmore County, 30 minutes outside of Mountain Home. Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eric Paslay, Chris Stapleton, more. $80 single-day pass. Three-day passes: $125 general, $140 premium, $210 VIP. (541) 345-9263, mountainhomefestival.com.
Sawtooth Valley Gathering: Friday-Saturday, July 28-29, Sawtooth Valley Pioneer Park, Stanley (arrive at 5 p.m. July 27 to claim campsite). National, regional and local acts; craft and food vendors. sawtoothvalleygathering.com.
Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival: Continues Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2, Sun Valley. Music, bike clinics, demos, shuttle rides and the SCOTT Enduro Cup. ridesunvalley.com.
Ketchum Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 7-8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, festival meadow, Sun Valley Road. Arts and crafts, music, food, children’s activities. Free. ketchumartsfestival.com.
Treasure Valley Comic Con: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 7; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 8; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Actors, comic artists, book authors, gaming and cosplay celebrities. Margot Kidder, best known as Lois Lane in the original “Superman” movie franchise (1978-1987), will make an appearance. $22 general, $19 children 5-15, per day. Three-day pass: $62 general, $53 children. Free for ages younger than 5. ICTickets, 442-3232. treasurevalleycomiccon.com.
Eagle Fun Days: Family fun night, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 7, Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane; all day Saturday, July 8, Downtown Eagle. Fun run at 8 a.m. Saturday. cityofeagle.com.
The Lavender Merchant’s Lavender Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9, 2871 Stroebel Road, Kuna. Handmade lavender products, lunch and desserts for purchase, vendors, fields open for u-pick. 249-6483, thelavendermerchant.net.
Snake River Stampede Community Festival: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 14, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Downtown Nampa. Nampa Fire Department Burnout Fund BBQ (Friday), pancake breakfast (Saturday), parade (10 a.m. Saturday), Kiwanis Steak Fry (Saturday), music, beer garden, vendors, children’s activities. snakeriverstampede.com.
Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts and Crafts Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday, July 16, grassy lot next to Mountain Village Merc, Downtown Stanley. Also, music and food vendors. Free. sawtoothmountainmamas.com.
Sun Valley Center Wine Auction: Thursday-Saturday, July 20-22, Sun Valley. Benefit for Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Ticket packages available. (208) 726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org/wineauction.
▪ Thursday, July 20: Vintner Dinners, private homes. Available to Grand Cru and Premier Cru package holders only. Junior Patrons Circle Tapas and Tasting, private venue.
▪ Friday, July 21: Wine Auction Gala, Dollar Mountain Lodge, 82 Elkhorn Road.
▪ Saturday, July 22: Vine and Dine, Dollar Mountain Lodge.
Canyon County Fair: Noon to midnight Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30, Canyon County Fairgrounds, 111 22nd Ave., Caldwell. $5 general, $3 seniors and children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger, at the gate. Concerts start at 8 p.m. and are free with fair admission. Reserved seating $25 advance, $30 at the gate. 455-8500, canyoncountyfair.org.
▪ Thursday, July 27: Marshall Tucker Band, openers Tylor and The Train Robbers.
▪ Friday, July 28: Sammy Kershaw, openers Steve Moakler
▪ Saturday, July 29: Old Dominion, openers Brooke Eden
San Inazio Festival: Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, Basque Block, Grove Street between Capitol Boulevard and 6th Street, Boise. Food and drink vendors all weekend; dance, sport and music exhibitions during the day; a 7 p.m. Catholic Mass Saturday at St. John’s Cathedral, and street dances both Saturday and Sunday night. Free.
Relay for Life of Meridian: Friday-Saturday, July 14-15, Victory Middle School, 920 W. Kodiak Drive. Members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Benefits the American Cancer Society. 631-2093, meridianrelay.com.
Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 28, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com.
Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 16, 8th Street from Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
Emmett Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 28, Blaser Park, North Washington Avenue and West Park Street, Emmett. 550-4459, emmettfarmersmarket.com.
Kuna Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 30, Kuna City Park (Col. Bernard Fisher Veterans Memorial Park), 201 W. Main St. No market Aug. 5 during Kuna Days. 922-5929, kunafarmersmarket.com.
Meridian Youth Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 2, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. 489-0538, meridiancity.org/youthfarmersmarket.
Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 28, Longbranch parking lot, 13th and Front streets. 461-4807, nampafarmersmarket.com.
Eagle Saturday Market: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 14, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 489-8763, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.
Caldwell Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 27, park at Blaine Street and Kimball Avenue next to Treasure Valley Community College. 571-3474, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.
CableONE Movie Night: Start at dusk Fridays, through Aug. 25, Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road, Meridian. Free. 489-0538, meridiancity.org/movienight. July’s titles:
▪ July 7: “Kubo and the Two Strings”
▪ July 14: “Beauty and the Beast”
▪ July 21: “Up”
▪ July 28: “101 Dalmations”
Silver Screen on the Green: Activities at 8:30 p.m. and movies at dusk Fridays, through Aug. 18, Optimist Park, 16680 11th Ave. N., Nampa. Free. 458-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org. July’s titles:
▪ July 7: “Storks”
▪ July 14: “Finding Dory”
▪ July 21: “The LEGO Batman Movie”
▪ July 28: “Moana”
Movies Under the Stars: Free games for kids at 7 p.m. provided by Boise Parks and Recreation, movies at dusk Saturdays, through Aug. 26. Free. See movie titles at parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports/movies-under-the-stars. July’s locations:
▪ July 15: Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.
▪ July 22: Sunset Park, 2625 N. 32nd St.
Boise Hawks baseball: 7:15 p.m., Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $8-$35 Tuesday-Sunday, $12-$35 Feed Your Face Monday (except July 3). Tickets increase $1 day of game. 322-5000, boisehawks.com.
▪ Saturday-Monday, July 1-3: vs. Spokane Indians (July 3 fireworks)
▪ Thursday-Monday, July 6-10: vs. Vancouver Canadians (July 8 fireworks)
▪ Saturday-Wednesday, July 15-19: vs. Tri-City Dust Devils (July 15 fireworks)
▪ Tuesday-Thursday, July 25-27: vs. Hillsboro Hops
▪ Friday-Sunday, July 28-30: vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (July 28 fireworks)
Snake River Stampede: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, July 18-22; noon Saturday, July 22, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $15-$40 general, $13-$38 seniors, $11-$36 juniors. Matinee: $12-$23 general, $10-$21 seniors, free-$19 juniors. ICTickets, 442-3232.
Company of Fools’ “Life Sucks”: 7 p.m. July 6, 8 p.m. July 7-8, 7 p.m. July 9-10 and 12-13, 8 p.m. July 14-15, 7 p.m. July 16, 18-19, Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey. $40 general, $35 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members and seniors, $15 students. Pay-what-you-feel preview is July 6. Group rates available. (208) 578-912, sunvalleycenter.org.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Wait Until Dark”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (7:20 p.m. Greenshow mini-concert series Wednesdays-Saturdays) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), July 6-7, 11-12, 15-16, 20-21, 25-26, 29-30, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $35-$45 Fridays-Saturdays, $27-$37 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Stage Coach Theatre’s “The Star Spangled Girl”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 13 and 20; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 16, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (7:20 p.m. Greenshow mini-concert series Wednesdays-Saturdays) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), July 1 (opening night), July 2 (family night), July 4-5, 8-9, 13-14, 18-19, 22-23, 27-28, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $35-$50 Fridays-Saturdays, $29-$40 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Family night (July 2): $40 reserved, $29 general, $13 children 6-17. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. Continues in August-September. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
75th Anniversary Summer Kickoff Celebration: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Music by DJ Lizzie (1 p.m.) and Pimps of Joytime (4 p.m.), chairlift rides, bike shuttle transport, “Fun Zone” activities, food and drinks in Simplot Lodge. Free.
Music Theater of Idaho’s “1776”: 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 students and youth, in advance. All tickets $25 at the door. 468-2385, mtionline.com.
First Wednesday Patio Party: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, North Channel Center, 600 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle. Music by Dan Costello, free wine tasting by 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. Free. 939-6775.
News You Can Use: How to Tell Fact from Fake: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 6, Boise Library Bown Crossing branch, 2153 E. Riverwalk Drive. Last summer, Boise resident Paul Goldy walked 84 miles following the historic Hadrian’s Wall across England. Join us as Goldy talks about his experiences, the peace of mind that comes with walking and the art of appreciating the world around you.
British Rock Royalty: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $35-$150. sunvalley.ticketfly.com.
Fred Armisen: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Jacqueline Novak. $24 standing, $29 seated. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $32 day of show (seated).
Dirty Heads: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: SOJA, The Green, Rdgldgrn. $29.50. ICTickets. $35 day of show.
Kuna Artist and Crafter Show: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, greenbelt behind Kuna City Hall, 751 W. 4th St. Arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment. Free. 387-7726.
Sing Along with Don Ritchey: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Don Ritchey is bringing his guitar and singing family favorites. 972-8200.
The Rock and Ride Music Festival: 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 8 (gates at 12:30 p.m.), Lewiston Roundup, 2100 Tammany Creek Road. Three stages, 16 bands including Puddle of Mudd, Blistered Earth, Sin Circus, others; and motorcycle park and show. $25 general, $5.50 children 10 and younger. rockandridemusicfest.com.
Read to a Therapy Dog: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. The library will have two dogs, each registered with Therapy Dogs Inc., on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Kids may bring their own book or borrow one of the library’s to read to a dog for up to 10 minutes. 972-8320.
Tour de Fashion: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, Boise. $25. Northwest stylist and fashion blogger Tanya Carnahan (AKA Style Spy Girl) has launched a series of ladies-only, fashion-inspired bike tours, designed for women who want to explore the dozens of local boutiques in Downtown Boise. For participating shops and boutiques: stylespygirl.com.
Galactic: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Special guests: Andy Frasco and The U.N. $25-$100. sunvalley.ticketfly.com.
The Beach Boys: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $35, $45 and $65. ICTickets, 442-3232.
Albert Lee: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, Cinder Winery, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. Opening: Andy Byron, Steve Fulton. $28 and $38. americanamusicseries.net.
Cowboy Junkies: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $33.50 and $41.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.
The Marcus King Band: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $17 day of show.
New Teens-only Reading Group: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Open to ages 13-18 and will focus on contemporary young-adult fiction, nonfiction, and online articles. The first meeting will serve as an introductory session, with no suggested reading necessary prior to the event. The program will take place monthly, with a formalized schedule to come. 972-8340.
Matisyahu: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $22.50 general ($25 door), $52.50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Eilen Jewell: Dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $30, includes dinner. ICTickets, 442-3232.
Train/O.A.R.: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Natasha Bedingfield. $39.50, $55 and $75. ICTickets, 442-3232.
Wizard World Book Club: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 14, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Each month starting in June, read or reread one of the Harry Potter books in celebration of JK Rowling’s Wizard World Book Club. This month’s book is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Talk about the book, eat snacks and watch clips from the Harry Potter movie of the same name. 972-8200.
Slightly Stoopid: 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Iration, J Boog, The Movement. $35. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $38 day of show.
Blondie/Garbage: 6:45 p.m. Friday, July 14, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: John Doe, Exene Cervenka. $35, $65 and $95. ICTickets, 442-3232.
TVDSA Trisomy 21 Open Golf Tournament: Check-in at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 15, Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane. Fundraiser for Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association. $85 per player until June 5, then $100 per player, includes golf, carts, lunch and more. Free registration for those with Down syndrome. Register at birdeasepro.com/tvdsagolf17.
Tater Dash Mud Run: First heat at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 15, Twin Oaks Farms, 3250 N. Eagle Road, Eagle. A 5.2-mile obstacle course on 180 acres of farmland. Bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation for The Idaho Foodbank. Register at taterdash.com or contact Jim@taterdash.com.
Boise Twilight Criterium: Races start at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise (start/finish point). boisetwilightcriterium.com.
▪ Kids’ Ride with Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong for ages 3-10, 1 p.m. Free, but register online. Registration and autograph session at noon.
The Beer Run festival w/Reel Big Fish and guests: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Indoors and outdoors including craft beer tastings, lectures, drinking games and more from local breweries. Plus tacos. Opening: The Expendables, The Queers, Tunnel Vision. $25 general ($30 door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Cody Johnson: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show.
Boise Blues Festival: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 16, Reid Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. Curtis Salgado, Lisa Mann Band, Johnny Rawls w/Smooth Avenue, Leo “Bud” Welch, The Blues Addicts w/Brass Tacks Horns. Benefits The Idaho Foodbank. $25 advance, $30 at the gate. Free for children 12 and younger. boiseblues.org/festival.
“History of the Idaho Snow Survey”: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 16, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road. Ron Abramovich (NRCS: Idaho Snow Survey) will present a lecture on the 2017 Idaho snowpack. Free for IMMG members, $5 nonmembers. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
Songwriters in the Park: Muzzie Braun: Gates at 1 p.m. and concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, Lucky Peak Sandy Shores Amphitheatre, 9725 E. Idaho 21, Boise. Opening: Swillbilly. Bring low-back chairs and blankets. No glass containers or pets. Free; reservations suggested at Brown Paper Tickets. $5 per vehicle entry fee applies.
Michelle Branch: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $30 day of show.
Dashboard Confessional/The All-American Rejects: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Opening: The Social Animals. $39.75. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
Lord Huron: 7 p.m. Monday, July 17, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $16.50-$86.50. Nonmembers add $10 per ticket. sunvalleycenter.org.
Game Night for Adults: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Hosted on the third Tuesday of each month to play dominoes, cards, Yahtzee and more. 972-8300.
Medicare 101 Workshop: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Learn how to enroll in Medicare. An expert SHIBA volunteer will give a presentation with computer graphics explaining details about when and how to enroll, the various parts of Medicare, types of private Medicare coverage, and assistance programs to help with Medicare costs. Walk-ins welcome or register by calling (800) 247-4422.
Tesla: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general ($40 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Steve Eaton w/guitarist Jon Klein: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, Nampa Smiles Terrace, 3rd floor, Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S. Free outdoor concert. 468-4474.
Summer Story Night: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Children and families are invited for stories, songs and snacks. 972-8340.
Eli Young Band: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $27.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $29 day of show.
Robert Cray: 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $45. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.
U.S. Geothermal plant at Neal Hot Springs: Meet at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, for a prompt 8 a.m. departure. Roy Mink, USG corporate board member and acclaimed geothermal expert, will lead a field trip to the plant, west of Vale, Ore. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water. Return to Boise by 6 p.m. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology members, $15 nonmembers. Call Steve at 853-1678 to preregister. idahomuseum.org.
BabyPalooza: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Family-friendly event for new and expectant parents with products and services for maternity, baby and toddler, along with speakers and demonstrations. Free. ibleventsinc.com/events/babypalooza.
Boise Rescue Mission Ministries Antique Car Show: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Boise Rescue Mission Thrift Store, 1215 12th Ave. S., Nampa. Free. 343-2389.
Run Wild at Zoo Boise: 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Two different runs through the zoo: ages 2-5 (.25 mile) and ages 6-11 (1 mile). $25 ($20 for Zoo Boise annual passholders) and includes breakfast at Zoo Boise, after-party, and participant (+1 parent or guardian) admission to the zoo. 608-7760, zooboise.org.
Summer Fun Family Event: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Center at the Park, 1920 N. Records Ave., Meridian, and Kleiner Park. Food, vendors, games, more. Free. 353-2678.
Summer Girl’s Day Out: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. More than 100 exhibits offering products and services in fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, ﬁtness, education, travel, ﬁnancial planning, more. ibleventsinc.com/events/girls-day-out.
What was that shaking?: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 22, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Mike Morrison will engage students in a lesson to determine how seismologists differentiate between earthquakes, volcanoes and bomb blasts. Grades 4 and up. $10 per person. Call Eliza at 571-5720 by July 19 to preregister. idahomuseum.org.
Desert Windsong Flute Choir: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. 972-8300.
Music on the Water concert series: 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Esther Simplot Park, 614 N. Whitewater Park Blvd., Boise. Featuring pop singer Darian Renee, popular cover band Big Wow Band, alt-rockers Lakoda, jazz fusion group Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia. Also, food trucks, beer and wine, arts and crafts, water sports, face painting, games and hands-on activities for kids and families. Benefits the WCA. Free, donations welcome. Bicycle valet and bike corral on the Greenbelt side of the park. Parking is available at the Department of Transportation parking, on Jordan Street, off of Whitewater Park Boulevard. $5 donation per car that will go to the WCA.
IDAWRA Movie Night: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. Films are “Our Local Epic: The story of protecting the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River,” “The Wild President” and “In Love with Frank.” Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association presents a fundraiser for Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders. $10 at the door or email IDAWRA@gmail.com.
The Coffee House Live Tour: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. With Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, Brandon Jenner. $21. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $23 day of show.
Adult Coloring Night at the Library: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Coloring sheets, markers, colored pencils and crayons will be provided. Adults only. 972-8340.
Boise Community Band: Oldies and Goodies: 7 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. boisecommunityband.com.
Blacktop Mojo: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X.
Diana Krall: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 29, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $58.75. Ticketmaster 426-1766.