The Kitty Club Burlesque's new offering, Good Girls, Gone Bad is a take on one of the old shows called The Girls Next Door.
"They (the girls) are not good anymore," said Melissa Thomas, who started the troupe back in 2004. "We've been rocking and rolling for some time now."
The group, which includes founder and manager Miss Take, Beverly Black, Scylla, Ms. Jersey Hyjinx and the girls' pal and MC, Hollywood, has switched up the show. Appearing for the first time at the Bouquet, Thomas jokingly said that they are "working their way up and down Main Street." The audience is usually made up of rockabillies and punkers, and Thomas' parents have even shown up for some of the performances.
9 p.m., $8, The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., myspace.com/ kittyclubburlesque.
17 Thursday – 19 saturday
In the 100-year-old ghost town of Roseberry, Idaho, is a general store, museum and a church, and this weekend, those historical markers serve as a backdrop for the festivities during the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry. Get an earful of bluegrass, rock and folk music during the three-day music festival that kicks off Thursday night with locals' night featuring Equaleyes, Jimmy Bivens and the Samba Girls. Friday brings Elephant Revival and headliner Cadillac Sky to the stage. Saturday the festival comes to a close with Reid Genauer and Adam Terrell of Assembly of Dust, a couple of musicians out of New York City, and the festival's headlining act, Hot Buttered Rum. Food and drinks are available on site, and participants are encouraged to bring low-back chairs, coolers and sunscreen.
6:30 p.m. nightly, Historic Roseberry Townsite, one mile east of Donnelly, Idaho, 11 miles south of McCall, $13 Thursday, locals' night; $15 Friday and Saturday; $40, three-day pass. Children younger than 12, FREE. thesummermusicfestival.com.
Three skate punk bands from Tijuana, Mexico—Teenage Kicks, Maladi and Growing Pains—contacted event promoter Justin Cantrell to express interest in playing at a skate night competition. Cantrell is the host of Too Much Distortion, a local radio show on Boise State radio AM-730 Sundays at 9 p.m. On the air, Cantrell plays "a lot of local stuff, old and new; metal and punk music" and off air, Cantrell hauls his mini ramp all around to different events to promote concerts and area skate competitions.
"You don't get too many bands coming through Boise from Tijuana," said Cantrell, who is thinking of entering the skate competition himself. "But it sounded good because the timing was right, falling on a weekend."
Cantrell organized the competition but is not judging. He'll leave that honor to some "old fart skaters," who will be looking to award the best rider with a $500 grand prize. Other consolation prizes come courtesy of local and national sponsors, including The Record Exchange, Napoleon's Retreat, Sideshow Tattoo, Prestige Skateboards, University Pulse, PBR and Red Bull.
8 p.m., $5 entry fee, The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., Boise.
Free to Watch
For the past 22 years, the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium has been drawing crowds to downtown Boise to watch racers fly like lightning through the streets. This year, the course follows Bannock and Front streets, and 9th and 10th streets, and it is expected to be lined with spectators stacked 10 deep. Each year, more than 12,000 people cheer on Olympic medalists, national champions and professional riders. In years past, speed racers finish the one-kilometer course, consisting of five laps, in one hour's time. A $20,000 purse may be part of the motivation. The whole thing starts at 3 p.m., with the Children's Race in which children 5 to 10 years old get a chance to ride with Boise's own Olympian Kristen Armstrong on a loop around the course. Registration is required to take a spin with Armstrong. Then at 7 p.m., the adult race is on. The awards ceremony begins at 10 p.m.
Downtown Boise, 3 p.m., boisetwilightcriterium.com.
Big Tree Arts brings "Blair from Detroit" to Boise for a free, all-ages spoken word workshop at Boise State at 5 p.m. Later that night at Neurolux, Blair hosts an open slam in which artists will get extra "slam points" for performing a cover of another poem and, as usual, $100 goes to the winner as judged by members of the audience.
Blair, a poet, singer, songwriter and Afro-Punk, wrote a one-man show called Burying the Evidence. The National Poetry Slam champion's influences include everyone from Coltrane to Nine Inch Nails and "cracks in the Detroit pavement." Check him out at myspace.com/blairmusic.
5 p.m., FREE, Boise State Student Union Farnsworth Room, 1910 University Dr.; and 7:30 sign ups, show at 8 p.m., $5 cover 21 and up, Neurolux, 113 N. 11th St., Boise.