Grassroots Shredding • Get Loud at the Library • The Benefits of Bikes • Positively Frenetic • Delicacies of Orchestration • Cut to the Chase • All Aboard 

16 Thursday

Grassroots Shredding

Bogus may be closed, but boarders and plankers have the chance to show off on a mound of snow at Boise State (but only after they pass a tryout to make sure they've got what it takes to pull off crowd-pleasing tricks). Other eye candy includes snow-themed booths chock full of products and services. For info, visit

1-5 p.m., FREE, Boise State Intramural Field.

Get Loud at the Library

All three of the library's locations—the main library (715 S. Capitol Blvd.), the Library! at Collister (4724 W. State St.) and the Library! at Hillcrest (5246 W. Overland Road)—celebrate Get Loud at the Library, an annual multicultural event. Check out the international bazaar at the downtown library, children's urban dance classes and a multicultural mural at the Collister location, and an evening of folk art and music with a Somali Bantu storyteller, a Latina folksinger and basket weaving at the Hillcrest location.

5-8 p.m., FREE,

17 friday

The Benefits of Bikes

Finn Riggins, Jared Mees and the Grown Children, Le Fleur and Juntura are set to perform for the 21-and-older crowd for the Boise Bicycle Project's benefit, but everyone is welcome to check out a selection of used bicycles in the parking lot before the show. The bike sale features dozens of vintage road bikes, cruiser bikes, single speeds, mountain bikes and BBP's exclusive Urban Assault Bikes, which are "burly, old-school adult mountain bikes turned into single speeds with super heavy-duty road tires and crazy handlebars." BBP's director of operations Jimmy Hallyburton describes them as "BMX bikes on 'roids for adults," and said, "When I ride one, I feel like I'm searching for pirate treasure with a map from Chester Copperpot from the movie Goonies."

$5-$10 sliding scale for show, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.

Positively Frenetic

"Ache" is Brazilian for "all things positive," and the dynamic performers of Ache Brasil share the culture and rhythms of Brazil with an extravagant combination of acrobatics, martial arts and Afro-Brazilian dance. Dressed in authentic costumes with masks, grass skirts and primitive clothes, the performers use a variety of instruments and choreographed dance moves to keep the fast-paced show rolling. The group also performs at the Nampa Civic Center Tuesday, April 22.

8 p.m., general $15; Boise State faculty/staff/alumni $10; student/seniors $5, 208-426-1494,, Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise.

17 Friday – 18 Saturday

Delicacies of Orchestration

Boise Philharmonic welcomes guest conductor Jose Luis Eglluz and guitarist Jason Vieaux to perform "Iberia! Music from Spain and the Basque Country." Music includes Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga's Overture to Lose Esclavos Felices, Jesus Guridi's Ten Basque Melodies, Nikolai Rimsky Koraskov's Capriccio Espagnol, Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Manuel de Falla's suite from The Three Cornered Hat.

8 p.m., $16-$31, Brandt Center at NNU, 707 Fern St., Nampa. Saturday, April 18, 8:15 p.m., $20-$61, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-344-7849,

Cut to the Chase

Dig out those gold coins grandpa hid in the walls or grandma's old flapper dress and find out what those family treasures are worth during What's It Worth?, an event hosted by the Friends of the Historical Museum. The museum staff says it has received a great deal of interest and is expecting a good response as people root through their treasures and haul them in to get a verbal appraisal from local antiques appraisers. On Friday, gather around the museum's historic no-host bar for free snacks, and on Saturday, get free coffee and pastries while your items are getting the once-over. Tickets are available at the door. Pay $15 per person per day to bring in up to three items or $25 per couple per day to bring in up to six items.

Friday, April 17, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-334-2120,

19 Sunday

All Aboard

Party with Big Mike at Depot Day hosted by the City of Boise's Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Arts and History. The bash celebrates a new interpretive kiosk all about trains, and historian Barbara Perry Bauer will present a slide show on the historic Boise Depot. The afternoon includes music, entertainment, refreshments, an art raffle, train exhibits and tours of the depot.

Noon-6 p.m., FREE, 208-384-4060, Ext. 304. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.

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