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Thursday 31

Where's the Logic? at Record Exchange.

His real name is Jason Kibler. From there, classifying DJ Logic just gets complicated, in a good way. The hip-hop turntable artist has some unique friends and influences, including jazz innovators John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood, and even the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, with whom Logic has played. He's on tour right now, making Boise one of his stops.

8 p.m., FREE, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-343-0107.

Friday 1-Saturday 2

Bo Derek, Eat Your Heart Out

Some "firsts" are easier to get than others. Still, give the, uh, fellas at LipsInc! some props. Idaho's first professional female impersonation troupe celebrates 10 years of bra padding and hilarious performances at The Balcony this weekend. "A Perfect 10" will be sure to include lots of eye shadow, big hair and some damn fine hosiery. Special guest Poison Waters from Portland will also light up the stage.

Doors at 7:30 p.m., $10, 21 and older, reservations recommended. The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., 208-368-0405.

Saturday 2-Sunday 3

REcycle It, Geek

Looking for a place to dump your electronic whosiwhatsis after you're replaced it? Check out Project KOPEG this weekend at seven locations around the Treasure Valley. Cell phones, chargers, printer cartridges, Mp3 players, cameras, remote controls ... you name it. If you're planning to throw it out, consider taking it, instead, to these guys during their E-Waste Awareness Weekend. Sponsored in part by the Idaho Conservation League, Vineyard Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 63 and CBS Cellular.

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Project KOPEG headquarters, at 11880 W. President Dr., Boise; Idaho Conservation League, 710 N. 6th, Boise; Computers for Kids, 2619 Lampert Dr., Boise; VFW Post 63, 3308 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise; Vineyard Church, 4950 Bradley, Garden City; Yakety Yak, 2020 E. Overland, Meridian; and CBS Cellular, 573 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa. For more information, call 208-343-0333.

Friday 1-Saturday 2

It's all Greek to me

Answer: "Souvlaki, pastitsio and fasolia yahni." Question: "What are some of the foods featured at Boise's 26th annual Greek Food Festival, Alex?" For those not up on Jeopardy or Greek menu items, here's your cheat sheet. Entrees include souvlaki (marinated pork on a stick with Greek style rice), pastitsio (the word means "hodgepodge" but the food means mac and cheese with meat), fasolia yahni (cooked green beans in an herb tomato sauce), spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie), and gyros (a pita bread sandwich). You can also pick up something to snack on like feta cheese and olives or dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with spiced meat and rice) or delicious baklava, melomacarona and kourabiethes. And, don't mind the tongue twisting when you attempt to order. It's all for a good cause. The annual fundraiser for Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church also features Greek dancing and music, as well as tours of the church.

11 a.m.-9 p.m., $1 suggested entry fee, menu items purchased a la carte, take out is available. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W. Bannock St., 208-345-6147,

Sunday 3

Virtual Reality Ralph

Boiseans can get a little virtual face time with consumer advocate Ralph Nader next weekend. With the help of an Internet-based videoconferencing system, Nader will be on hand--sort of--to answer questions from a Boise audience to benefit TVCTV. The Q&A will follow a screening of the documentary about him,

An Unreasonable Man

, an examination of the effect of his 2000 presidential campaign on American politics, the Presidency and Nader's own reputation as a stalwart, if irascible, advocate of "the little guy."

7:15 p.m., $11, tickets available at TVCTV or the Flicks. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222. TVCTV, 6225 Overland Rd., 208-343-1100.

Monday 4

Nukes In Idaho?

With a new nuclear power plant proposal still a possibility, and nuclear waste storage at Idaho National Laboratory still making news, John Grossenbacher should have lots to talk about. The director of the INL will give a talk and, if there's time, answer some questions at the upcoming City Club of Boise luncheon. Grossenbacher, a retired vice admiral in the Navy, attended the U.S. Naval Academy, the Harvard University School of Business and was commander of the United States submarine fleet. His talk is titled, "Is Nuclear Power Making a Comeback?"

$14 members, $19 non-members, $10 students, $5 "listen-only" (no lunch) seats. Call 208-371-2221 for more information. Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8000.

Saturday 9

Sign UP for LeBow

This year's annual Bob LeBow Bike Tour benefits for the Terry Reilly Health Services clinic, is coming up, and you'll save a few bucks by signing up by June 1. From its start at Nampa High School you have the option of riding several distances, from three-mile routes to 100 miles on scenic routes in Canyon, Owyhee and Malheur counties. At the end of all your hard work, enjoy massages and free music from 94.9 The River at the end.

7 a.m., $15 to $35 (includes, water bottle and BBQ lunch), 208-467-4431, music from 94.9 FM The River.