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Spooky fun arrives, but there’s plenty more to do in October

“Field of Screams” opens at The Farmstead corn maze
“Field of Screams” opens at The Farmstead corn maze Idaho Statesman file

Halloween is more than a month away, but the season of scaring is practically upon us. Spooky Movie Weekend is next Saturday at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, the same day that The Haunted World kicks off in Nampa. The entire month is chock full of ghoulish events, culminating in a Zombie Prom, Creepy Critters Encounter and annual performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (practices start Oct. 1). If Halloween doesn’t light your fire, there’s the Fall Harvest Festival at the Idaho Botanical Garden, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in the Wood River Valley and Gloria Steinem’s visit to Boise as part of The Cabin’s Readings and Conversations series.

Halloween/Mazes

The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Oct. 29 (open at noon Oct. 7 and 21), 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food, pig races and more. $8.75 weekdays, $11.75 weekends. Upgrades available. 922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.

Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Oct. 31 (open at noon Oct. 6-7, 20-21, 28), 7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian. Boise State corn maze, pumpkin patch, food, petting zoo, pony rides, more. Farm admission only, required: $5 Friday-Saturday, $4 Monday-Thursday, free for ages 3 and younger. Corn maze add-on: $6 general, $3 children 4-11. Half price on Tuesdays, every day for military families. 2016 Zombie Quest: Journey Through the Corn attraction is an additional $13. linderfarms.com.

Spooky Movie Weekend: 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. “House on Haunted Hill” Proceeds benefit American Archives Month programming (October 2016). $6. Brown Paper Tickets.

The Haunted World: Dusk to midnight Friday-Saturday and dusk to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 1-31, Northside Boulevard and Idaho 20/26, four miles north of the Nampa sugar factory. Features a 35-acre outdoor haunt, a hostel asylum gone wrong (Skullvania) and a 15-acre corn maze. $22 general, $23 for fast-track pass, free for ages 5 and younger. hauntedworld.org.

Halloween Classic: Gates open at 9 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 12-16, followed by first-round special gambler races at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, with the classic race at noon Oct. 15, and concludes Oct. 16 (9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Firebird Raceway, 8551 Idaho 16, Eagle. $15 general (includes pit pass), $5 children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. 938-8986, firebirdonline.com.

▪  Saturday, Oct. 15: Halloween events for children begin with games from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a costume contest and hayrides. At 6:30 p.m., trick-or-treat the race trailers throughout the pit area. An adult costume contest begins at 8 p.m.

The Haunted Woods: 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, Reid Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. Benefits the Eagle Fire Department’s Burn Out Fund. $10 at the gate. eaglefire.org.

Spooktacular: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22; 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Halloween displays, activities and a few animal encounters all designed for younger children. Also, a black light Halloween dance party, mascot meet-and-greets, professional magic, obstacle course, the Bone Yard, mini hay bale maze, a chance to hang out in the Bat House at night, and more. Regular admission applies: $10 general, $8 seniors, $7 children 3-11. Free for ages 2 and younger and annual pass holders. 608-7760, zooboise.org.

Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour: 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 21-31, Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Boise. A 75-minute tour around Downtown Boise. $18 per person; $35 for Oct. 28-29 (includes tickets to Frightened Felons at Old Pen), $25 for Oct. 31. Ages 13 and older; adults only Oct. 29 and 31. boisetrolleytours.com.

Night of the Living Chefs: 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, Harbor Grill and Event Center, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise. Gourmet Halloween-themed food presented by local chefs, wine and beer tastings, music, dancing, costume contests, raffles. Benefit for American Culinary Federation student education endowments. $20 at acfidahochefsdecuisine.com, $25 at the door.

Harvest Fest Week: Cult Movie Horror Film and Pizza: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. A group of scientists has developed the Resonator, a machine that allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms (1986, rated R). Adults only. Pizza will be served. 972-8300.

Harvest Fest Week: Scavenger Hunt: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Kids and teens are invited to stop by any time during the day to find the hidden Halloween-themed characters and receive a fun treat at the end. 972-8300.

Frightened Felons: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29 (last admission 9:30 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Haunted cell house, “Thrill the World” performance, costume contest, food trucks. 334-2844, history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary-events.

▪  Family Night, Friday, Oct. 28. $15 general, $12 children 12 and younger. Brown Paper Tickets.

▪  Adult Night (18 and up), Saturday, Oct. 29. Beer and wine available. $15. Brown Paper Tickets.

Haunted Hannah’s: 7 p.m. to close Friday, Oct. 28 (Zombie Prom), and Saturday, Oct. 29 (Exotic Erotica Ball), Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Costume contests, souvenir photos on the Blood Red Carpet, games, drink specials, creepy classic videos by DJ Jazzy Jim, The Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close. No cover Oct. 28; $5 Oct. 29.

Boo at the Zoo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 (last admission at 4:30 p.m.), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, photo ops, face painting, special Halloween-themed animal enrichments, the zoo, and more. $7 general, $4.50 seniors, $4.25 children 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger and annual pass holders. 608-7760, zooboise.org.

Creepy Critter Encounters: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct 29, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Learn about creatures of the refuge on a spooky hike, see live animals, hear spooky stories, and create Halloween crafts. Come in costume for a special treat. Free. 467-9278, fws.gov/refuge/deer_flat.

Thrill the World Boise: 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Boise Spectrum, 7709 W. Overland Road. Annual celebration of Michael Jackson’s musical legacy inspires thousands around the globe to simultaneously perform Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller.” Practices available Oct. 1 and posted at thrilltheworldboise.com.

Festivals/Fairs

Idaho City Days: 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Idaho City. Arts and crafts, fun run, parade (1 p.m. Saturday), barbecue, beer garden, street dance, carnival-style games, more. idahocitychamber.org.

River Through Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, Gem Island Sports Complex, Canal Street, Emmett. Celebrate the folks who settled the Payette River with a Civil War reenactment, mountain men, gold panning, covered wagon set up for camp, cowboys and sheep wagon. Free. 365-9530, gemcountymuseum.org.

Fall Harvest Festival: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Music, wagon rides, the Scarecrow Stroll, kids’ activities, artist market. $7 general, $5 children 5-12 and IBG members, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival: Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 5-9, Hailey and Ketchum. History, folk and traditional arts, a Sheep Folklife Fair, a Wool Festival with classes and workshops, culinary events, music, dance, storytelling, two-and-a-half days of championship sheepdog trials, and parade (noon, Oct. 9). (208) 720-0585, trailingofthesheep.org.

Oktoberfest: 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Prost, 274 N. 8th St., Boise. Block party with food, beer and music by The Edelweisse Band. 336-9395.

Mountain Home Highland Games and World Fair: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9, Carl Miller Park, N. 10th St. E., Mountain Home. Bagpipes, strongman competition, food and craft vendors, beer garden, children’s games, more. Free.

Idaho Health and Fitness Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Visit with doctors, dentists and health care professionals along with fitness and nutrition experts. Also, flu shots, health screenings. Free. ibleventsinc.com.

Idaho Horror Film Festival: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 13-15, Downtown Boise. IHFF screens films in five categories: feature length, animated, shorts, foreign and the “locals only” classification of Spud and Guts. Also, parties, panels, workshops and free family events. idahohorrorfilmfestival.org.

▪  The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Costume contests; props sold at the door. Benefit for Idaho Horror Film Festival. $5.

Crosstoberfest: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15, Hailey. Cycling and beer festival with more than 75 beers on tap, music, Bavarian-style eats and races for men, women and youth. Benefits Road & Dirt. $25 for the weekend, $15 Friday only. crosstoberfestidaho.com.

Friends of Terra Nativa Vineyard Festival: 11 a.m. to sunset Saturday, Oct. 22, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 100 N. Bene Posto Place, Boise. $5. 863-5204.

Music

SFM-Steve Fulton Music Album Release Party: In celebration of “Eponym.”

▪  6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise. Free.

▪  7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $10 general, $15 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 and $20 at the door.

Tree City Blues: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16, El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Music, social dancing, workshops. Emphasis in blues and slow jazz with ties to swing, Latin and more. Music by The Blues Directors, Frim Fram Four, and Smooth Avenue. $15 per evening ($20 at door), $90 full weekend pass ($120 at door). treecityblues.com.

Molly in the Mindshaft: Musical instrument petting zoo at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. Bluegrass group. $10-$20 general, $5-$10 students. 459-5275, caldwellfinearts.org.

▪  Sensory-friendly/special needs concert: Make an instrument at noon and concert at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Langroise Recital Hall, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. $6.

Performing Arts

Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival: 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Idaho vocal students sing arrangements by Deke Sharon, Director of the the TV show “The Singoff.” Free. boisechordsmen.com.

Boise Philharmonic: Michelle Merrill, violinist Caroline Goulding and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Preconcert talks at 7 p.m. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.

▪  Friday, Oct. 21: 8 p.m., Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. $22.50-$45.

▪  Saturday, Oct. 22: 8 p.m., Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $24.50-$70.50.

Sports

Boise State Broncos football: Albertsons Stadium, 1400 W. Bronco Lane, Boise. 426-4737, broncosports.com.

▪  vs. Utah State: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. $29-$75.

▪  vs. Colorado State: Saturday, Oct. 15. $29-$75.

▪  vs. BYU: 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. $49-$90.

Professional Bull Riders: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $15-$105. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Idaho Steelheads hockey: CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $18-$35. 331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.

▪  vs. Utah Grizzlies: 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22.

▪  vs. Reading Royals: 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, and Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29.

Theater

Boise Contemporary Theater’s “Hedwig and The Angry Inch”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Oct. 5-22; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22, 854 Fulton St. $34 Fridays-Saturdays, $25 Wednesdays-Thursdays, $20 matinees, $18 preview (Oct. 6), $16 all student tickets. Pay-what-you-want preview is Oct. 5. 331-9224, Ext. 205; bctheater.org.

Bare-Bones Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: 3 p.m. Oct. 7-9, 14 and 16, Payette Brewing Company, 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise. Free.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “The Rocky Horror Show”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 7-29; additional 11:30 p.m. shows Oct. 15, 22 and 28, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $20. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

“Old Bats”: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. $20. Reservations: 368-0405.

Music Theater of Idaho’s “The Little Mermaid”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $26. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 junior, in advance. All tickets are $25 at the door. 468-2385, mtionline.org.

Weiser Little Theater’s “Dearly Departed”: Dinner performances 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 3-5; dessert shows 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 1, 405 E. 2nd St. 414-0452, weiserlittletheater.org.

Farmers Markets

Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com.

Canyon County Co-op Summer Community Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 1415 1st St. S., Nampa.

Emmett Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 29, Blaser Park, North Washington Avenue and West Park Street, Emmett. 365-5269, emmettfarmersmarket.com.

Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Longbranch parking lot, 13th and Front streets. 461-4807, nampafarmersmarket.com.

Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 8th Street — Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Eagle Saturday Market: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 15, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 489-8763, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.

West Boise Saturday Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 22, Cole and Ustick roads, next to the library. Sponsored by Art Zone 208. 322-9464.

Other

Bunnicula Puppet Show: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. For families with children up to six years old. Free. 972-8200.

Boise Open Art Studios (BOSCO) Tour: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9, venues across the Treasure Valley. Artists will open the doors to their creative places and share their process and work. Preview night, Thursday, Oct. 6, Boise Art Museum, featuring demonstrations by BOSCO artists and digital samples of member’s art. Tour guide at boiseopenstudios.com.

Oct. 1

See Spot Walk: Festivities from 9 a.m. to noon and one-mile fun walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Food, games and dog contests. Benefit for the Idaho Humane Society. $30 individual, $25 per person for teams. seespotwalk.org.

Avimor Kids Duathlon: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Avimor’s Heritage Foothills Community Park, off of Idaho 55 north of Eagle. Free kids run/bike duathlon (various age groups), healthy snacks, craft station and games, vendors, safe route to school skills course, more. Register in advance at adacounty.id.gov.

Mountain Home Fall Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Downtown Mountain Home. Crafts, street vendors, food, entertainment, children and adult activities, hayrides, pony rides, scarecrow contest. Free. 587-4334.

Much About History Porch Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Good-quality history and biography books, priced from $1 to $3, tax included. 972-8200.

Shake the Lake — Origins of Lake Idaho: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Class covers seismology and earthquake safety, paleontology, fossil identification and how this ties to the Treasure Valley and Lake Idaho. For grades 4 and up. $10. Registration required by Sept. 29. Eliza, 571-5720; idahomuseum.org.

Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon BBQ: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Idaho Angler, 1682 S. Vista Ave., Boise. Benefits Idaho Rivers United and Idaho Conservation League. $15 at the door, includes a beverage. Event takes place during wild salmon pickup day. Salmon lovers can reserve a 20-pound case for pickup Oct. 1 by visiting prideofbristolbay.com.

Idaho Climate Action Rally: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Speeches from climate scientists, politicians and local activists. After the rally, join to form a human sun in support of 100 percent clean energy, part of a national tour of human art, while music is played by a local musician. Free.

Hoptober Freshtival: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Boise Brewing, 521 W. Broad St. Block party-style festival with more than 70 beers from 35 breweries, food trucks, games, music. $25 at the door, includes commemorative sample cup along with 10 drink tickets. hoptoberfreshtival.com.

Oktoberfest: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Alpine Village, 616 N. 3rd St., McCall. Food, beer, music, raffle, craft vendors, children’s activities, costume contests. Benefit for MCPAWS. $10, includes souvenir drink koozie and free beer coupon; free for under 21. 634-3647, mcpaws.org.

Queen Nation: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Diamondz Event Center, 220 W. Main St., Jerome. Opening: Limited Access, Milestone. $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $20 at the door.

Atmosphere: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill, DJ Last Word. $25. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

David Liebe Hart: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, WavePOP, 2121 N. 28th St., Boise. Hart (best known from Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) performs a comedy music/puppet/video show with backing musician Jonah “Th’ Mole” Mociun. $10 at artbyliebehart.com/tickets, $12 day of show.

Boise Philharmonic: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Opening Night: Aram Demirjian, pianist Andrew von Oeyen and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Preconcert talks at 7 p.m. $24.50-$70.50. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.

Red Light Variety Show’s “Macrabre”: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $15 at visualartscollective.com, $20 at the door.

Oct. 2

Geological Illustrations of the Oceans, Continents and Idaho: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Geologist Terry Maley will speak on how different types of illustrations may be used to show the relationships between surface and subsurface geology from local to regional scale. Free to museum members, $5 nonmembers. Eliza, 571-5720; idahomuseum.org.

WCA’s SueB 5k Walk/Run: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Also, a 1/2-mile kids’ run. $25 general, $15 children, $20 team. 343-3688.

Danny Brown: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Maxo Kream, Zelooperz. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $22 day of show.

Oct. 3

Lindsey Stirling: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 and $45. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Neil Young and Promise of the Real: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $85. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

Oct. 4

Tech N9ne: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Krizz Kaliko, JL, others. $26. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $28 day of show.

Oct. 5

Brent Jensen and Jamie Findlay “The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond”: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $17 general, $23 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $22 and $28 at the door.

Ryley Walker: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Circuit des Yeux. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 at the door.

The Game: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Special guests: Bonaphied, Mill Bill, Chez, Young Verb. $30 general, $75 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Dweezil Zappa: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $26. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Oct. 6

The Fettuccine Forum “Public Art and Public Space”: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Karen Bubb, Boise City Public Arts Manager, moderates a panel with local artists about their public art program projects and experiences. Free. 608-7050.

Knock Down Hunger: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Big Al’s, 1900 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. Bowling, buffet pizza dinner, live auction, raffle items. Benefits Meridian Food Bank. $30 per person (six-person teams), $40 VIP includes cosmic bowling and one-hour arcade pass. meridianfoodbank.org.

Mr. Gnome: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $10. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $12 at the door.

Griz: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Haywire, Louis Futon. $25 general ($30 door), $35 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Nahko and Medicine for the People: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $27 day of show.

Squeeze: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $35-$75. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Oct. 7

Boise Bunko Babes for Boobs: Friday, Oct. 7, Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise. Hosted by the Saint Alphonsus Women’s Healthcare Fund. $30. Register. 859-9662.

Conservation with Class: A Little Black Dress: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Courtyard Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road, Meridian. Dinner, raffle, live and silent auctions. Ladies-only fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. $35-$300. 440-0886, events.rmef.org.

Elevate 208!: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Cinder Wines, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. Showcasing women songwriters Emily Tipton, Meghan Watters, Niccole Blaze, Mo Kelly, Rochelle Smith, Rebecca Scott and Deb Sager. $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $18 at the door.

Willy Porter: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Andy Byron. $25 and $35. americanamusicseries.net.

Oct. 8

The Dirty Dash: Saturday, Oct. 8, Avimor, N. Streams Edge Way, Garden City. Participants climb over obstacles and wade through mud pits at this family-friendly 5k event designed for all ages and abilities. $55-$70 depending on date of purchase. thedirtydash.com/location/boise.

Stratigraphy and Volcanics of Owyhee Canyon, Oregon: Register at the Winco parking lot on Meridian Road at I-84 at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, for an 8 a.m. departure. Sam Matson, Boise State University Geosciences, will lead a trip to an area where BSU field camp students have been working to define a major volcanic episode of the Western Snake River Plain. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology members, $15 nonmembers. Steve, 853-1678; idahomuseum.org.

Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Run: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. Help increase awareness about ostomy and continent diversion surgery in the U.S. and abroad. $25 for 5k, $15 for kids’ run. 830-4633, ostomy5k.org.

Fiber Arts Faire: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Garden Valley School, 1053 Banks Lowman Road, Garden Valley. Artists, vendors, demonstrations, more. Free, but donations accepted for the Garden Valley Food Bank. 323-1644.

Senior Faire: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. More than 50 vendors will provide information on insurance, healthy living, finance, home care, assisted living, future planning and more. Free. 468-5500.

Kids Discovery Expo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Activities for all ages include mini train rides, bubble soccer, tie dye, ambulance tour, jump house, reptiles, petting zoo, more. Free. ibleventsinc.com.

Meridian Public Safety Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Fire Station 1, 540 E. Franklin Road, Meridian. Face painting, demonstrations, free hot dogs, car seat, helmet and fire safety. Meet McGruff, Sparky and Meridian’s fire fighters and police officers. Free.

Sing Along with Don Ritchey: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Don is bringing his guitar and singing family favorites. Free. 972-8200.

Daughters of the Nile Luncheon and Fashion Show: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, El Korah Shrine, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. Also, silent auction. Benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children. $25 per person. 375-0159.

Terra Nativa Vineyards Wine Tasting: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Rosauers Supermarket, 2986 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. Hosted by Winery Seekers Wine Tours. Free. 287-9208.

Boise Bacon & Beer Benefit: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Sockeye Brewing, 12542 Fairview Ave., Boise. More than 10 local and regional breweries, including Payette Brewing, Edge Brewing, Boise Brewing, Cloud 9 Brewing, Deschutes Brewery and, of course, Sockeye. More than 15 food vendors will be on hand putting out their best bacon-centric bites. Benefits Meals on Wheels and Community Outreach Behavioral Services. $25 at sockeyebrew.com, $30 at the door, includes a commemorative beer glass, 20 drink tokens and 20 food tokens. 21 and older only.

Boise Team Hope Walk: Registration at 1 p.m., 5k run at 2 p.m. and 1- or 2-mile walk at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Fundraiser for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. 629-9695.

Paula Poundstone: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $35. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Andrew W.K.: The Power of Partying: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Speaking tour features Andrew’s speech on living the party life, includes an open question and answer session, as well as a chance to meet Andrew. $20. eventbrite.com.

Oct. 9

City of Trees Marathon and Half Marathon: Marathon at 8 a.m. and half marathon at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, ParkCenter Park, 385 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Registration is $49-$84, depending on date of purchase. Go to cityoftreesmarathon.com.

Superhero 5k Fun Run: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. 5k fun run/walk to benefit Idaho children with cancer and Camp Rainbow Gold. Costumes encouraged but not required. bluecirclesports.com.

Griffin House: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Andy Byron. $25 and $35. americanamusicseries.net.

Maroon 5: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $50.50, $80.50 and $126. Ticketmaster, 426-1766.

Oct. 11

Devin Townsend Project/Between the Buried and Me: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Fallujah. $22. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $25 day of show.

Oct. 12

The Devil Makes Three: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $25 day of show.

Oct. 13

Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner: Pre-dinner festivities at 6 p.m. and dinner and talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. “America Then and Now: What History Tells Us about the Future” presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham. $60 general, $125 benefactor. 345-5346, idahohumanities.org.

Jackson Browne: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $56-$76. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Oct. 14

38th Hannahversary: Doors at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Music by SwiTcHer from 7 to 9 p.m. and The Rocci Johnson Band from 9:15 to close. No cover.

International Dinner: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden St., Caldwell. Benefit for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. $15 general, $5 children younger than 12, in advance or at the door. (360) 348-1455, 459-3653.

Life’s Kitchen Sparking Wine Spectacular: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Barber Park, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise. Food, drinks, live and silent auctions. $65 advance, $80 at the door. 331-0199, lifeskitchen.org.

Taiko Project: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Center, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. Emerging taiko drummers from Los Angeles. $20 general, $10 students. (541) 889-2844.

The McManus Comedies: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. One-man show written by Patrick F. McManus and starring Tim Behrens. $26. 468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.

Ani DiFranco: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general ($40 at door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Oct. 15

Fallapalooza: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. Arts and crafts, food, beer/wine garden, music, silent auction, pie eating contests, children’s activities, pumpkin painting. Benefit for The Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Free. fallapaloozaboise.com.

Boise Book Fest: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 (registration at 9:30 a.m.), Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise. Signings with more than 40 authors in attendance, two writer workshops, and three author panels. $10 general (signing only from 1 to 4:30 p.m.), $25 VIP (includes workshops), at eventbrite.com. boisebookfest.com.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Participants can either join in a leisurely stride around the park and neighborhoods, or compete in the competitive 5k. $25 advance, $35 day of; walk is free. makingstrides.acsevents.org.

Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle, and Eagle Historical Museum, 67 E. State St. Pumpkin decorating, crafts, games, balloon characters, pumpkin tasting, a photo booth, and the last Eagle Saturday Market of the season. Free. 489-8763.

Mad Swede Brewing Company Grand Opening Party: 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 15, 2772 S. Cole Road, Suite 140, Boise. Raffles, games, prizes, food trucks, music, more. Free. 922-6883.

The Lacs: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Diamondz Event Center, 220 W. Main St., Jerome. Opening: Hard Target, Crucifix, illest*Experience. $15 general ($20 at door), $25 reserved. Brown Paper Tickets.

Chris Young: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch and Cassadee Pope. $39.50 and $55. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. “All-American Spectacular” features music by Gershwin, Ellington, Bernstein, Copland, and more. $11 general, $9 senior/student/military, $4 child (with adult purchase). 891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.

Anthrax: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Death Angel. $25 general ($30 door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Oct. 16

Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk: Registration at 8:30 a.m. and event at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Consists of a 15-mile bike ride, 5k walk/run and one-mile stroll. Also, face painting, pumpkin painting, raffles. Benefit for the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho. Cost is $15 general, $10 children 9-17, free for ages 8 and younger. Register at sharonsride.org/Idaho.

Crop Hunger Walk: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. There will be a 1-mile and 5k option. Sponsored by the Church World Service and portion of the proceeds benefit The Idaho Foodbank. crophungerwalk.org.

Russ Martin Fundraiser: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Music by The Like Its, Treasure Valley Blues, Gerry and The Dreambenders, Lori B! and The Dudes Deluxe, Hoochie Coochie Men, Zack Quinitana, Mike Barriatua, Noble Holt, others. Support Russ’ medical care. $12 and $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 and $18 at the door.

WWE Live: 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. WWE world champion Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles; Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt. $15-$95. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Oct. 17

Readings and Conversations: 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Featuring Gloria Steinem, a writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist. $22.50 and $32. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Oct. 19

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Fall Symposium Our Mental Health: Critical Issues Facing Families and Communities: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Educational symposium about mental health in our community. Morning workshops presented by local experts and advocates. Keynote luncheon featuring Mariel Hemingway, who will share her evocative story, inspiring others to cultivate compassion and understanding and break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Book signing after luncheon. $50 per person. 343-4923, idahowomenscharitablefoundation.org.

Afrosonics Album Release Party: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise. In celebration of the nine-piece Afro-indie group’s “People Meet Your People.” Free.

Safe in Sound Festival: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Featuring Borgore, Snails, Terravita, Must Die, more. $39.50 general ($45 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

The Monkees: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $19.50. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Indigo Girls: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $37.50 and $42.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Oct. 20

Collister Creep Week: Ghost Hunting in Idaho: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Join Marie Cuff, executive director of the International Paranormal Reporting Group, and her Boise-based team for a look at ghosts, hauntings and paranormal activity in Boise and the surrounding area. Program is appropriate for older teens and adults. 972-8320.

Mushroomhead: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Diamondz Event Center, 220 W. Main St., Jerome. Opening: Sunflower Dead, UnSaid Fate, Raven Black, Death Division, Mindspank. $25 general ($30 at door), $35 reserved. Brown Paper Tickets.

Oct. 21

Steve Martin and Martin Short: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, Morrison Center, Boise. Canceled

Rooftop Revolution: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, Grand Ballroom, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Beatles tribute concert to benefit Chase Away the Clouds, nonprofit organization committed to providing a cost-free “home away from home” for cancer patients from rural Idaho who need to travel to the Treasure Valley for treatment. $25. Brown Paper Tickets.

Oct. 22

Shop Class: Car Basics for Everyone: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Tune Tech at 9225 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. Come learn more about your car, how to troubleshoot problems and, most importantly, how to talk to mechanics so you don’t get taken advantage of. Free. RSVP: 377-4220.

The Return: An Evening with Foolsbane: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Diamondz Event Center, 220 W. Main St., Jerome. $15 general ($20 at door), $25 reserved. Brown Paper Tickets.

Jillian Michaels: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. In her trademark, authentic no-nonsense style, Jillian answers your questions, shares her personal stories and offers up the critical tools for taking control of your health, your emotions, your relationships, your career and ultimately your life. $35-$45. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Oct. 23

Baked Potato Bar and Pie Luncheon: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, United Methodist Church, 317 S.W. 2nd St., Fruitland. $7 general, $4 children 6 and younger. For pie and drink only: $4.

Kaleo: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Bishop, The Wind and The Wave. $15. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $17 day of show.

Oct. 24

Ben Folds: 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $32.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $35 day of show.

Oct. 26

Goo Goo Dolls: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Safety Suit. $35 general, $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Oct. 27

Operatini: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 E. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Appetizers, specially designed martini and music by Opera Idaho’s Resident Company. $20 per person or $35 per couple, includes appetizers, but not martinis. 345-3531, operaidaho.org.

Wine, Eats and Artifacts: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Benefit for the Idaho State Historical Museum. $65 general, $55 for ISHS members. Brown Paper Tickets.

Suzy Bogguss: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1002 Sam Nixon Ave., Pocatello. $22 and $26. (208) 282-3595, isu.edu/stephens.

Casey Donahew: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $17 day of show.

Oct. 28

Asking Alexandria: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Special guests: Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon a Burning Body, Bad Omens. $27.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $30 day of show.

Equus and Overture — Raise the Roof: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Ford Idaho Center Horse Park, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Dinner and Idaho horsemen and women performing live to members of the Boise Philharmonic. Benefit for the Idaho Horse Park Foundation. $80. Reservations required: 230-7577

Brand New: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball. $35 general, $50 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Oct. 29

Walk to Prevent Suicide: Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Walk: Register at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. afsp.donordrive.com.

LED’s “This Way to the Egress”: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Collaborative dance/music/film performance by dancer/choreographer Lauren Edson and musician/composer Andrew Stensaas. $10-$60. Ticketmaster, 426-1110.

Oct. 30

Onward Shay! Boise Half and Full Marathon: Noon Sunday, Oct. 30, Payette Brewing Company. Held in honor of Boise native Shay Hirsch, wife of George Hirsch. Shay was the daughter of Pat and Morley Nelson, founder of Boise’s World Center for Birds of Prey. There is also a Run Toto Run Kids’ Race, 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at Boise High ($10). Registration for the marathon is $150; half is $95. onwardshay.com.

Niykee Heaton: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show.

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