It's Alive!• Music From Stanley Kickoff• Cherried Out in Emmett• A Little Night Music• A Weekend of Jazz• ISF Unleashes The Tempest 

Wednesday 13

It's Alive!

Celebrate hump day the Alive After Five way with music from Ohio singer-songwriter Patrick Sweany (who's making his debut appearance in Boise the after his new CD, Every Hour is a Dollar Gone, is released nationally), food from local favorite Satchel's and sweets from Starbuck's. Loosen your tie, don your sunglasses, quaff a beer and enjoy the music.

Every Wednesday, 5 p.m., FREE, The Grove Plaza, 850 W. Front St. For more information, visit Check out Patrick Sweany at

Music From Stanley Kickoff

Make plans for an in-store party at the Record Exchange with music from Korby Lenker—a sweet-faced, sweet-voiced singer-songwriter who played last year's Sasquatch Festival and has opened for Elvis Costello—and Music from Stanley swag to kick off this year's Music from Stanley Festival.

5 p.m., FREE, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. 208-343-0107. For more information, visit Redfish Lake Lodge, south of Stanley.

Wednesday 13-Saturday 16

Cherried Out in Emmett

The annual Emmett Cherry Festival celebration is 73 years young this year. Events officially kicked off last Saturday with the Gem County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo, and since then Miss Gem County and Junior Miss Cherry Festival have been crowned, and vendors have readied for an expected 40,000 visitors over the next four days.

Wednesday, June 13, is Family Day with a coloring contest, face painting, bubble gum blowing contests, entertainment from Ranger Bud and his puppets, music from the old time fiddlers, and the carnival opens at noon. Following the opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. are performances from the Gem Cloggers, Red River Native American Drums, The Spicers and an encore from Ranger Bud.

Thursday is "A Tradition of Giving Day" with an evening performance by Super Vapors; Friday hosts the Cherry Festival Kid's Parade and music from the Rockafellas; and Saturday may be the final day of the festival, but the day's schedule is full of fun things to check out, like the Great Cherry Bake-off Awards, the Cherry Pie Eating Contest and the final parade at 6 p.m.

Emmett City Park. For a full schedule of events for or more information, visit

Thursday 14

A Little Night Music

This week kicks off the first of Idaho Botanical Garden's summer concert series with blues band Deja Blues. Pack a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy relaxing evenings in the botanical garden every Thursday night through summer.

6:30-9:30 p.m., $7 members/$9 nonmembers, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., 208-343-8649,

Thursday 14-Saturday 16

A Weekend of Jazz

Twin Falls hosts one of the state's most enjoyable—and scenic—musical events of the summer this weekend. Thursday night is Jazz and Wine night at Kimberly Nurseries with wines from throughout the Northwest and music from the Jeff Baker Group. Venue hop on Friday night during Jazz on Main, as music happens at various locations throughout downtown Twin Falls with music from Skip-n-School, The Bill Anschell Group, Sidemen, Bob Nora, Soul Cats and Jazz House Big Band. Jazz in the Canyon, the weekend's main event, is Saturday in the Snake River Canyon starting at noon with Boise's tuxedoed Frim Fram Four. B-3 Sides play at 1 p.m., 6 Miles Ahead takes the stage at 2 p.m., the Jeff Baker Group makes its second appearance of the weekend at 3 p.m., Soul Survivors plays at 4 p.m., The Latin Tinge featuring Mark Levine play at 5 p.m. and Niki Haris closes out the festival with her performance at 7 p.m.

Various locations in Twin Falls. For more information on locations and prices, or a detailed schedule of events, visit or call 208-734-ARTS.

Friday 15

ISF Unleashes The Tempest

Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens its production of Shakespeare's last great romance story. Considered one of the Bard's finest works not only for its complex narrative but its touching romance, The Tempest is the story of Prospero, the former duke of Milan who is a master magician ruling over the island where he lives with his daughter Miranda. In an act of revenge, Prospero brings those responsible for his exile to his island by creating a tempest to wreck their ship. But Prospero is forced to reconsider the satisfaction of exacting his revenge when his daughter falls in love with one of his enemies.

Friday is the preview show; Saturday is opening night; and Sunday is family night. The Tempest also plays this week on Tues., June 19, and Wed., June 20 with additional performances through the summer. Showtimes and prices vary. Call the box office at 208-336-9221 for information or visit Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908,

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