The Short (Long) List of What to Do This Weekend


If you can't find something to do this weekend, you're not trying hard enough. is packed with information on cool shit to do, but to save you the time of digging around to find it, I took the liberty of compiling a rather lengthy short list of stuff you can do in Boise over the next three days.

• Music: Homegrown musician Marcus Eaton plays the Linen Building with two bandmates as the Marcus Eaton Trio.
• Film: Friday is certainly the day for new movies. Whether your thing is art house films or those at the megaplex, check out this list of movies that opened today at Edwards 9, Edwards 21 and Northgate. But wait, here's the strangest one of all: The Not So Great Sasquatch Hunt filmed locally plays the Egyptian tonight.
• Arts: Trey McIntyre Project is performing a world premiere and an Idaho premiere in Sun Valley. Last night was the first show, and tickets are still available for tonight's show if you want to duck out of work early and head to Ketchum.
• Family: The fair is still running. You have until Sunday.

• Music: Seattle-based Red Jacket Mine takes the stage at Visual Arts Collective.
• Rec: Kokanee Outdoor Day in Idaho City is for the whole family. Gold panning, music, beer.
• Saturday Market: Get your fresh produce and flowers, get your crepe on and check out the wares of local artists. And soon, Boise's Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday markets will accept food stamps.

• Food: Locavore Express on Thunder Mountain Line sold out earlier this week, but at least one friend of mine has canceled a ticket because she had no one to go with. Maybe, just maybe, with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of karmic points in the bank, you might be able to score an errant ticket out there somewhere. Check with Thunder Mountain Line for canceled tickets or try Twitter and Facebook.
• Culture: The first-ever Curb Cup looks super cool if you ask us. Dozens of artists take to Eighth Street to perform from Bannock to BODO. The crowd gets coins with which to vote for their favorite performer and the artist with the most coins at the end of the day wins the cup.

Also, based on feedback we received from readers, we've tweaked our online calendar just a hair. Now, when you're searching for events, recurring events appear last and day-specific events appear at the top of the list. It's a MUCH improved system. Check it out for further details of any of the events listed above.