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Fall Fire Finale Offers Extra Thrills

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Wrapping up Fall For Boise 2009 is the hippie happy festive Fall Fire Finale, which features African-style drumming, hula hoopers, break dancers, poetry reading and, you guessed it, lots of fire. Though this spinny, flashy, hot cocoa-fueled party gets going at 7 p.m., the real spectacle starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. For a short six minutes, zombied-up Boise-area Michael Jackson fans will flood Grove Plaza to perform the oft-imitated dance from "Thriller" simultaneously with 272 other groups around the world.

Thrill the World 2009 needs to gather 270,000 dancing zombies to break the Guinness World Record, so if that sounds at all thrilling to you, there's still time to learn the dance and participate. Head (har har) over to thrilltheworld.com to be schooled in the proper dance steps, then contact TTW09Boise@gmail.com to join up with local Thrillerheads.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. & 7 p.m., FREE, Grove Plaza, downtown. For more information on the Fall Fire Finale, visit cityofboise.org. For more information on Thrill the World Boise, contact TTW09Boise@gmail.com.