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March 24: Easter EGGstravaganza, Zoo Boise
March 24: Easter EGGstravaganza, Zoo Boise Idaho Statesman file

March can mean different things for different folks.

When I think of March, I see green beer, which I’m sure the majority of bars and restaurants will be serving up on St. Patty’s Day.

For families, maybe it’s the Easter bunny — smiles lighting up their faces as they envision their kids searching for the almighty egg. (Yes, technically Easter falls on April 1 this year; however, many events celebrating the holiday are in March.)

For music fanatics, it’s most definitely Treefort — hearts racing as they imagine “binge-watching” hundreds of artists over the course of five days.

And this month is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone with not only Comedyfort, but standup performances from Jay Mohr and Kathleen Madigan.

And holla! Luda is coming to the Revolution Center. ‘Nuff said.

Easter

Easter EGGstravaganza: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24 (last admission at 4:30 p.m.), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Egg scrambles, face painting, special enrichments for the animals, more family activities and, of course, the zoo. $7 general, $4.50 seniors, $4.25 children 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger and Friends of Zoo Boise pass holders. 208-608-7760, zooboise.org.

Easter Spring Fling Extravaganza: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Easter egg hunt, costume contest, DJ, food, vendors, character appearances, more. Goodie bags for first 100 adults. Free.

Easter Egg Swim: Ages 5 and younger at 1 p.m., ages 6-8 at 1:30 p.m. and ages 9-12 at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way. Easter egg hunt with sinkable and floatable eggs. Day pass rate; free for NRC members. 208-468-5858.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way. Bring flashlight. $3. 208-468-5858.

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Day Run: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise. Starts and ends at the store. Run a three-mile route; prizes and drinks. RSVP: leone@idahorunningcompany.com.

Idaho Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day Half K: Registration at noon, race at 2 p.m. and festivities wrap up at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Wiseguy Pizza Pie, 570 Main St., Boise. Music by celtic rock band Guess When. Fundraiser for The Idaho Foodbank. $25. stpaddydayhalfk.com.

Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Lloyd Square, 1350 Front St., Nampa. Food, music and green beer. All proceeds support the continued development of Nampa’s Amity Dog Park, as well as fund a second dog park in Nampa. Free. 208-468-5858.

Johnny Rawls St. Patrick’s Day Party: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave. $15. eventbrite.com. $20 at the door.

Comedy

Jay Mohr: 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. $29.15-$31.80. 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.

Festivals/Fairs

Quaker Village Auction: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 9, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Greenleaf Friends Academy, 20565 Academy Road, Greenleaf. Live and silent auctions, food, specialty booths, children’s carnival. Fundraiser for Greenleaf Friends Academy. 208-459-6346, gfaschools.org.

Sun Valley Film Festival: Wednesday-Sunday, March 14-18, Sun Valley and Ketchum areas. Screenings, Coffee Talks, Screenwriters Lab, parties, more. Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will be honored with the Vision Award. Passes and individual tickets available. sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.

Psychic and Healing Fair: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, and noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, Eyes of the World Imports, 1576 W. Grove St., Boise. eyesoftheworldimportsboise.com.

Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology Opening Celebration: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, with one-hour lecture at 1 p.m., 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Newly updated with displays including the Buzz Saw Shark that lived in Idaho millions of years ago, and a meteorite exhibit that includes a specimen from Mars. Free. 208-368-9876, idahomuseum.org.

Music

Rockin’ Road to Dublin: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 1-2, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Irish rock and dance concert. $35, $45 and $55. ICTickets, 208-442-3232.

Boise Rock School End of Winter Session Gig: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, The District Coffee House, 219 N. 10th St., Boise. $5 suggested donation. 208-572-5055, boiserockschool.com.

Treefort Music Fest: Wednesday-Sunday, March 21-25, Downtown Boise. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Andrew W.K., Built to Spill, more. Pass prices vary. treefortmusicfest.com. Check out the other forts: Alefort, Comedyfort, Filmfort, Foodfort, Hackfort, Kidfort, Skatefort, Storyfort, Yogafort at treefortmusicfest.com/forts.

Special Tribute to Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson with The Mighty Red Melons: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: Twangtown. $23 general, $31 preferred. americanamusicseries.net.

Performance Arts

Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. With cellists Brian Hodges and Micah Claffey. $28 general, $23 seniors, free for ages 17 and younger with a paying adult. Rush tickets ($10) available at the door for high school and college students with ID. 208-297-3182, boisebaroque.org.

Specialty Shows

Idaho Sportsman Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 1-2; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 3; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Guides, outfitters and sportsmen converge here for a gear-filled good time. Tips on fishing, hunting, elk calling; kids archery shoot; live trout pond; more. $5 general, $4 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. idahosportsmanshow.com.

Boise Roadster Show: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday, March 9; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $3-$10. 208-938-8986, firebirdonline.com.

Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally and Show: Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, Caldwell. 208-377-4981, idahovintagemotorcycleclub.org.

▪  Saturday, March 17: Informal gathering at 1 p.m. at Mallard Park at 10th Avenue and Orchard Street. Group ride starts at 3 p.m. from the park to the Snake River and return. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Mr. V’s Family Restaurant, 407 N. 10th Ave.

▪  Sunday, March 18: Show and Swap from noon to 4 p.m. at the O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. $5 admission, free for children younger than 12 with paid adult.

Idaho Artistry in Wood Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Opportunity for artists working in wood and gourds to participate in judged competition and display their work to the public. Also, demonstrations, sale of wood and gourd art objects, raffles, auctions and banquet. $4 admission, free for children 12 and younger. Registration forms for entering work at idahoartistryinwood.net.

Boise Flower and Garden Show: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Shop for everything from outdoor furniture to sunrooms, tools, garden gadgets, gutter gardens, vintage items. Also, display gardens, seminars, bonsai displays, wine nights, more. $8 general, $3 children 12-17, free for under 12. gardenshowboise.com.

Spectator Sports

Boise State Broncos men’s basketball vs. Wyoming: 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $10-$20 general, $9-$19 seniors, $8-$18 juniors. 208-426-4737, broncosports.com/tickets.

Idaho Steelheads hockey: 7:10 p.m., CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $18-$35. 208-331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.

▪  Wednesday, March 7: vs. Allen Americans

▪  Friday-Saturday, March 9-10: vs. Kansas City Mavericks

▪  Wednesday, March 21, and Friday-Saturday, March 23-24: vs. Rapid City Rush

▪  Friday-Saturday, March 30-31: vs. Utah Grizzlies

Janss Pro-Am Classic: Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, Sun Valley. Three days of spring ski racing, socializing and parties. Register at svsef.org/2018janssproam or email jody@svsef.org.

BAM Jam: Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, Capital High School, 8055 W. Goddard Road, Boise. 3-on-3 basketball tournament with divisions for all ages and abilities. Space is limited. Registration: bamjamboise.com.

Theater

Boise Contemporary Theater’s “House of Tomorrow”: 7 p.m. March 1; 8 p.m. March 2-3; 7 p.m. March 7-8; 8 p.m. March 9-10; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays, March 3 and 10, 854 Fulton St. $35 Fridays-Saturdays, $25 Wednesday, Thursdays and matinees, $16 all student tickets. 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.

Centennial High’s “Singin’ in the Rain”: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3, Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $12 general, $10 students and seniors, at the door or chsmeridian.seatyourself.biz.

Company of Fools’ “Clybourne Park”: 7 p.m. March 1; 8 p.m. March 2-3; 7 p.m. March 7-8; and 8 p.m. March 9-10, The Libery Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey. $40 general, $35 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members and seniors, $15 students. 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org.

Alley Repertory Theater’s “Women of a Certain Age”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, March 1-3 and 8-10; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $20 general, $15 students, seniors, military and matinee. Preview on March 1 is $10 suggested minimum donation. alleyrep.org.

Boise Little Theater’s “Exit Laughing”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 8 and 15; 2 p.m. March 11 and 17, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. $16 and $12 at the door. 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “Gladys Nights”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 8 and 15; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 4 and 11, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

“Kinky Boots”: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 3; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $37.50-$75. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Music’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, NNU’s Little Theatre, Nampa. $8 general, $5 students, seniors and military. 208-467-8413, nnu.edu/music.

“Sweeney Todd”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, March 8-10 and 15-17; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18, Special Events Center, Boise State University. $17 and $20. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1766.

Shen Yun: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 20-21, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $86-$160. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Other events

Read Me Treasure Valley: This year’s one-book program features Colson Whitehead’s award winning novel, “The Underground Railroad.” Younger readers and families are encouraged to participate by reading “Unspoken” by Henry Cole and/or “Elijah of Buxton” by Christopher Paul Curtis. Through March, the community is invited to read the book and come together for a wide variety of events: presentations that enlighten and encourage civic dialog, lively book discussions, documentary screenings, blues music, and youth activities, in libraries and other area venues across the Valley. For the full list of events, go to readmetv.com. Free, unless otherwise noted.

March 1

Terra Nativa Vineyards wine tasting: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, DaVinci’s Restaurant, 190 E. State St., Eagle. Free. 208-939-2500.

Ballet Idaho’s Spring Fashion Show: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Esther Simplot Peforming Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Local boutiques showcase the latest spring trends, modeled by Ballet Idaho dancers. Also, exclusive dance performances on the runway, silent auction, champagne. $40-$100. balletidaho.org/events/spring-fashion-show.

Emily Braden: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $20 general, $25 preferred. eventbrite.com. $25 and $30 at the door.

Keys N Krates: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Promnite, Jubilee. $22. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $25 day of show.

Porches: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Girl Ray. $13. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $15 at the door.

March 2

Fill the Van: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 2, Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise. For every can of food donation to The Idaho Foodbank, receive $1 off this year’s Race for the Cure registration and Shu’s shoe purchase up to $5.

Discovery Center’s Science with Style Gala: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2, Chateau des Fleurs, 176 S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle. Catered three-course dinner, hosted beer and wine, games, demonstrations, silent and live auctions. $150. 208-287-4232, dcidaho.org.

Illumibrate Light & Colour Festival: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 2, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Evening of colour, lights, and community engagement with a silent disco, body art stations, roving performers, more. Free. jumpboise.org.

Alex Cameron: 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: Molly Burch. $12. eventbrite.com.

Hunting Film Tour: 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $15 at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Meridian and Nampa, $18 at huntingfilmtour.com.

Jeff Engelbert & Friends: 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

Sounds of Hope Benefit Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, Cloverdale Church of God, 3755 S. Cloverdale Road, Boise. Join hosts Dee Sarton, Brianne Gray and Dee Sienknecht (along with musical guests Pastor Mark Thornton, Kim Buie, and Essential Jazz) to celebrate an evening about adoption, building families and raising money for a Christian adoption agency to allow more families to adopt children in need of a home. Free-will offering.

First Friday Square Dance: Hokum Hoedown: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. 9th St., Boise. Music by old-time string band Hokum Hi-Flyers. All ages. $7.

The Infamous Stringdusters: 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: The Last Revel. $18. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $20 day of show.

Bully: 9 p.m. Friday, March 2, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Melkbelly. $15. TicketWeb (866-468-7624) or at the door.

March 3

Card and Memorabilia Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Maple Grove Grange Hall, 11692 W. President Drive, Boise. Sports and non-sports cards, memorabilia, autographs, bobbleheads, vinyl, more. Free.

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Music Piano and Keyboard Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, NNU’s Brandt Center, 707 Fern St., Nampa. Private viewing and pre-sale meetings are available by appointment on Friday, March 2, by calling 208-871-8815.

Meridian Firefighter’s Chili Cook Off: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Meridian Speedway, 335 S. Main St. Benefits the Meridian Fire Honor Guard, Meridian Pipes and Drums, and the Local 4627 Benevolent Fund. $5 admission. 208-697-1787.

Les Bois Film Festival: 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Outdoor and environmental films from around the globe, with a special focus on locally produced films from Idaho and the American West. Doors open one hour prior to show start with local craft beer and kombucha, wine and music on stage. Hosted by Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. $15 general, $12 children, per showtime; $25 for both, at egyptiantheatre.net. lttv.org/les-bois-film-festival.

Starlight Snowshoe Benefit: 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Snowshoe under the stars on a lit path and then come into the lodge for a dinner buffet, music by Emily Tipton and raffle. Benefits JDRF to fund research for a cure, better treatments and prevention methods for type 1 diabetes. $16 general, $11 children younger than 12 or $53 per immediate family, includes use of snowshoes. eventbrite.com.

Boise Chordsmen: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Center, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 6th Ave., Ontario. $20 general, $10 students. 541-889-2844 or 208-642-4997.

Serenata Orchestra “Arabian Nights”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, South Junior High School, 3101 Cassia St., Boise. Suggested donation: $10 general, $5 students. boiseserenata.com.

Smooth Avenue: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

Steve Fulton: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City. Benefits Surel’s Place. $35 general, $70 VIP. stevefulton.brownpapertickets.com.

Young Dubliners: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624.

March 6

Mandy Harvey: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. “America’s Got Talent” finalist. $28 general, $33 preferred. eventbrite.com. $32 and $37 at the door.

Readings and Conversations with Viet Thanh Nguyen: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Nguyen’s novel “The Sympathizer” is a New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction among a list of other honors. 208-331-8000, thecabinidaho.org. Sold out, but rush tickets available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the will call table inside the theatre starting at 6:30 p.m. for $20 general, $15 students and members of The Cabin.

Donavon Frankenreiter: 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, Whiskey Jacques, 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 208-726-5297, whiskeyjacques.com.

March 7

“Changing the World, One Wall at a Time”: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Documentary feature film on Education Is Not A Crime — one of the world’s largest street art and human rights campaign, which raises awareness about education discrimination by Iran’s government against tens of thousands of Baha’is. Free. notacrime.me/thefilm.

Watain: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Destroyer 666. $22. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $24 day of show.

March 8

Mike Murphy: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Whiskey Jacques, 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. $15 at the door. 208-726-5297, whiskeyjacques.com.

We Came as Romans: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Special guests: The Plot in You, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents, Tempting Fate.$17. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $20 day of show.

Hamilton Loomis: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

March 9

Terra Nativa Vineyards wine tasting: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, Whole Foods Market, 401 S. Broadway Ave., Boise. Free. 208-287-4600.

Frim Fram 4: Think Spring: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $20 general, $24 preferred. eventbrite.com. $25 and $29 at the door.

Above & Beyond: 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $33.75. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849. $38.75 at the door

Pennywise: 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Strung Out. $27.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $30 day of show.

March 10

Poetry Out Loud Idaho State Finals: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Residence Inn by Marriot, 400 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Poet Earl Craig will present a reading between competition rounds. Free. 208-488-7508, arts.idaho.gov.

Spafford: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: The Higgs. $17. eventbrite.com.

Why Don’t We: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $29.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $35 day of show.

Blaze & Kelly: Sing Into Spring: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra presents “Water, Water, Everywhere”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Centennial Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. Featuring music inspired by water in its many forms from Handel, Beethoven, Strauss, Korngold, Krogstad and more. $11 general, $9 seniors, students, military, $4 children, at meridiansymphony.org and at the door. 208-891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.

The Lone Bellow: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: The Wild Reeds. $18. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $20 at the door.

March 11

Joe Cannon: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

March 12

Author appearance: 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Join “The Nocturnals’” author Tracey Hecht for a pajama party. Listen to a read aloud of the animal adventure series and discover the friendships, teamwork and humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredictable mysteries of the night. Also, a mask craft, animal trivia, bingo, more. Free.

March 13

Reverend Horton Heat: 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, Whiskey Jacques, 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 208-726-5297, whiskeyjacques.com.

March 14

The Lil Smokies: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $17 at the door.

Martin Sexton: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $35 at eventbrite.com and The Record Exchange, $40 at the door. visualartscollective.com.

Phillip Phillips: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $27 day of show.

March 15

“Dancing with the Stars: Live! — Light Up The Night”: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

March 16

Simply Cats’ Catsino: 5:45 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 16, Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Casino gaming, dinner, raffle, hosted beer and wine, silent and live auctions. $65. 208-343-7177, simplycats.org

Benefit Show: Paulette Jordan for Governor: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Music by Built to Spill, Eilen Jewell, Brett Netson, Nick Delffs, and Tag Along Friend. $25. eventbrite.com.

George Lopez: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $49.50 and $59.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Ludacris: 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $55 general, $95 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

March 17

Cradle for the Cure: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Syringa Middle School, 110 Willow St., Caldwell. Wrestling tournament benefits Mountain States Tumor Institute. Also, silent auction. Free. afreeman@caldwellschools.org, facebook.com/CaldwellCougarWrestlingClub.

Sports Card Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17, Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise. Sports and entertainment cards, memorabilia and collectibles. Hosted by Jerry’s Rookie Shop. Free. 208-338-3828.

“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Part of Velma V. Morrison Family Theatre Series. $6.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Brewski: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Canoe Grill, Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive. Small-scale beer festival features Payette Brewing, Sockeye, Powderhaus, Salmon River, Crooked Fence, Broken Horn, and County Line Brewing. Music by Lounge on Fire. $15, includes tasting glass. tamarackidaho.com/event/brewski.

March 18

Volunteer Opportunities at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology Opening Celebration: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Seeking those who love rocks, minerals and Idaho mining history. 208-866-6386, idahomuseum.org.

March 19

Boise Contemporary Theater’s 5X5 Reading Series: 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, 854 Fulton St. “With Love and a Major Organ” by Julia Lederer. $12 general, $8 students with ID. 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.

Brett Dennen: 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Opening: Dean Lewis. $26. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $29 day of show.

March 24

Morris Hill Cemetery Tour: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 317 N. Latah St., Boise. Guided tour not only highlights the cemetery’s residents, but the numerous symbols and customs that are unique to final resting places. Free. Space is limited. Sign up at bit.ly/BPRCommEd.

Hiroya Tsukamoto: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Center, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 6th Ave., Ontario. Composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter. $10 at Four Rivers or eventbrite.com.

Motionless in White: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Everytime I Die, Chelsea Grin, Ice Nine Kills. $25 general, $50 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

March 25

Stars of Steinway Season Six: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, Dunkley Music Recital Hall, 3410 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. Featuring Jenny Lin. $15 general, $7 students and seniors, at the door. 208-336-7386.

SNIP’s “Spay”ghetti No Balls: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 25, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Music, silent auction and no-host bar, followed by an upscale spaghetti buffet (with and without meatballs). $35 each before March 12 for early-bird pricing. 208-968-1338, snipidaho.org.

March 27

Catapult Entertainment: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. Dancers perform behind a screen with musical accompaniment, using only their bodies and simple props for their unique brand of storytelling. $15-$30 general, $8-$15 children. 208-459-5275, caldwellfinearts.org.

March 30

Unravel Pediatric Cancer: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 30, Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. 9th St., Boise. Food and drinks served by Tin Roof Tacos, games with prizes, DJ, speakers, silent auction. All proceeds will go to the Unravel Pediatric Cancer Organization. $10. RSVP to cintasunravel@gmail.com by March 23.

Kathleen Madigan: 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $33.50-$36. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624.

March 31

Easton Corbin: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $32.50 general ($35 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

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