Saturday, November 12, 2011

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM

It's Saturday, and if you think there's nothing interesting to do in this town, you obviously have not been keeping up on your Boise Weekly reading (for shame!). There's a ton of awesome stuff going on today, no matter what you're in to.

Have kids? Teach them the meaning of the word "redneck" and have some fun learning to play jugs, kazoos, washboards and other household items as instruments at TRICA's Hillbilly Jug Band. Hillfolk Noir's Travis and Allison Ward will lead the FREE sessions at Boise-area libraries, which are part of the Re-Art series. Don't worry, if you miss them today, you can catch two more sessions on Sunday.

Prefer the sounds of saws and hammers to children banging spoons on your cast-iron pans? The Sculpture Studio is hosting an Introduction to Woodworking: Joinery workshop today from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn how to get pieces of wood to stick together without rubber bands or glue, and you may end up becoming a master carpenter. Or at least save some money when redecorating your home.

Or you could head to the Record Exchange and bask in the sweet sounds of local musicians singing Neil Young covers, while swiggin' back beers from Payette Brewing Company, all in celebration of the singer's birthday.

You can find more music and pick up some sweet vintage stuff at The Shabby House's Sale and Gala. Mini spa services will be offered on site, and food will be available from Three Girls Catering, so you can get rested and replenished. Proceeds from the event benefit the Idaho Humane Society, and the adoption truck will be there, too, so you can take home a new pet along with your new pink chandelier.

If you're feeling tired after all that awesomeness, head to the Balcony Club and down a vodka/energy drink, and watch brave, aspiring singers get heckled at LipsInc! Idol. A panel of cooler-than-Cowell judges and the crowd will determine Boise's next great lip-sync-star. Admission is $5 and proceeds go to the ISGCI Scholarship and Jerry Swett funds.

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