Valentine’s Day is the focus of February, but there’s plenty else on tap

Don’t underestimate a short month! February has it going on.

Of course there’s a variety of events for all you lovebugs to help celebrate how twitterpated you are for each other.

The Valentine’s Day-themed affairs start as early as Saturday, Feb. 3, with Zoo Boise’s Wild at Heart and continue to Wednesday, Feb. 14, with concerts, a wine tasting and the unconventional Romancing the Pen.

Be sure to bid on an original piece donated by established and emerging artists at the annual Valentine for AIDS, one of the most popular arts events in the Treasure Valley, which kicks off Thursday, Feb. 8.

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The Idaho Dance Theatre, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic all have show dates this month so performance arts fan should prepare for a serious schedule clearing.

And so many concerts — Brad Paisley, Killswitch Engage, Datsik. This list goes on.

Valentine’s Day

Wild at Heart: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 (last admission at 4:30 p.m), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Family-friendly Valentine’s themed event with face painting, photo-ops, and special Valentine themed enrichment for all the Zoo Boise animal residents. Plus, make a Valentine’s Day card for your favorite animal. Free. 208-608-7760, zooboise.org.

Valentine for AIDS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8-18 (bidding ends at 4 p.m. Feb. 18), Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise. More than 250 local artists will create and donate pieces for the annual silent art auction to benefit SNAP (Safety Net for AIDS Program). boise@flyingmcoffee.com.

Wine and Chocolate Weekend: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11, Huston Vineyards, 16473 Chicken Dinner Road, Caldwell. $5 tasting fee, refundable with bottle purchase. 208-455-7975, hustonvineyards.com.

Zhoo Zhoo Valentine’s Open House: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11, Hells Canyon Winery, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell. Wine tastings, sweet treats, and specials from both wineries on bottle purchases. $10 general, $5 wine club members. zhoozhoo.com.

Cupid’s Undie Run: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Tom Grainey’s, 109 S. 6th St., Boise. Party, run (a mile-ish at your own pace) and party — all for neurofibromatosis research. $40. cupids.org/city/boise.

Woo at the Zoo: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Guided stroll through the zoo, presentations by zookeepers regarding animal breeding in zoos, up-close animal encounters and other animal-amore-related activities. A pasta dinner, dessert, drinks, photos with your sweetheart and take-home chocolate are included. Open to singles and couples 18 and older. $45 for Friends of Zoo Boise passholders and Boise residents, $50 nonresidents. Register: 208-608-7680, zooboise.org.

▪ I Love the Zoo, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Kids can enjoy a pizza dinner, guided zoo walk, game, craft, an up-close animal encounter and a sneak peak at the Zoo Kitchen. For ages 5-10. $20 for Friends of Zoo Boise passholders and Boise residents, $25 nonresidents.

Sweetheart Dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Helina Marie’s Wine Bar, 11053 W. State St., Star. Beer, wine and appetizers available for purchase. $20 per couple in advance, $25 at the door. 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.

Love Songs w/Steve Eaton: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $18 general, $22 preferred. eventbrite.com. $21 and $25 at the door.

Ellie Shaw Quartet: Love in the Afternoon: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $12 general, $16 preferred. eventbrite.com. $15 and $19 at the door.

Daddy Daughter Dance: 6 to 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Summerwind Elementary School, 3675 N. Jullion Way, Boise. Features a DJ, ballroom dance lesson, refreshments, pictures, and a Summerwind Skipper performance. For daughters ages 3-10. $25. 208-362-4868, squareup.com/store/summerwind.

Valentine’s Dinner: Classic Italian dinner catered by Luciano’s, with four courses accompanied by wine and beverages. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, The Bishops’ House, 2420 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $50 per person. Reservations: 208-342-3279, thebishopshouse.org.

Romancing the Pen: Noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 (last admission 8 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Stroll through the site, read through exhibits “‘Love’ Stories from the Penitentiary,” play games and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, fireside chats with experts and self-guided tours. Two for $11 at Brown Paper Tickets. Regular price tickets at the door if available. 208-334-2844, history.idaho.gov.

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Helina Marie’s Wine Bar, 11053 W. State St., Star. Features small production, estate and reserve wines. $20 per person, includes complimentary artisan truffles. RSVP: 208-286-7960.

Steve Fulton Music and Friends Valentine’s Concert: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $12 general, $15 preferred. eventbrite.com. $15 and $18 at the door.

Comedy

Tony Hinchcliffe: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. $20. 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.

Bob Zany: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17; 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. $15. 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.

Festivals/Fairs

McCall Winter Carnival: Continues daily through Sunday, Feb. 4, McCall. Carnival-goers enjoy the traditional snow sculptures, along with other festivities like ice skating, music, snowshoe golf, the Flash Point Snow Bike Race, McCall Starz on Ice, hockey games and a hairy-legs contest. mccallchamber.org/winter-carnival.

Stanley Winterfest: Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11, Downtown Stanley. Starts Friday night with a beach party. Events include music, a ski plane fly-in, Winterfest 40 fatbike race, the infamous outhouse race, raft sledding, kids snow castle, a street dance, more. Free. stanleywinterfest.com.

Performing Arts

Idaho Dance Theatre’s “Embody All”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Special Events Center, Boise State University. Features a wide range of choreographic and musical diversity in new works by Kylie Dimick, Marla Hansen, Taylor Munson, Sam Mughrabi, more. $10-$30. Brown Paper Tickets. Feb. 1 preview is $10 general, $5 students, at the door.

Off Center Dance: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St. Presents “Stories Within Stories: Celebrating 10 years of dance.” $10-$30. Brown Paper Tickets. $5 more at the door. offcenterdance.org.

International Guitar Night: 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 5-6, Sun Valley Opera House, 1 Sun Valley Road. $35 and $65 general, $25 and $55 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $12.50 and $27.50 students. 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.

Ballet Idaho’s “Fleetwood Mac Collection”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Three ballets, representing the classical to contemporary, on one program. Includes a new ballet to the music of Fleetwood Mac and choreography by company dancer Daniel Ojeda. $38, $43 and $58. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. With guest pianist Del Parkinson. $28 general, $23 seniors, free for ages 17 and younger with a paying adult. Rush tickets ($10) available at the door for high school and college students with ID. 208-297-3182, boisebaroque.org.

Trebelle Piano Trio: Russian Romance: Violinist Jennifer Dunn, cellist Heidi Nagel, and pianist Robyn Wells present the music of Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Borodin, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Suggested donation: $15 general, $10 students and seniors. trebellepianotrio.org.

▪ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell.

▪ 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle Road.

▪ 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise.

Opera Idaho’s “Madama Butterfly”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $25.50-$76.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

▪ Semi-stages performance, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Road, Ketchum. $18-$48. eventbrite.com.

Boise Philharmonic: Romeo(s) and Juliet(s): Musically Speaking pre-concert discussions at 6:30 p.m. 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.

▪ Nampa concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St. $21.23-$44.34.

▪ Boise concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane. $22.64-$65.09.

▪ Backstage with the Artist: noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Free.

Specialty Shows

Idaho Scrapbook Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Popular national stamp, scrapbook and paper crafting vendors, instructional classes, and VIP treatment. $7 admission, $75 VIP. idahoscrapbookshow.com.

Boise Golf and Travel Show: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 (VIP Business After Hours early opening); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Featuring 70-plus exhibitors representing golf retailers/manufacturers/travel, PGA quick tip instruction, demo area, putting and long drive contests, kids zone, show specials, more. $12 general, $20 VIP night. All event tickets include a free round of golf from Eagle Hills. boisegolfshow.com.

Spectator Sports

Idaho Steelheads hockey: 7:10 p.m., CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $18-$35. 208-331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.

▪ Friday-Saturday, Feb. 2-3: vs. Utah Grizzlies

▪ Wednesday, Feb. 14; Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17: vs. Colorado Eagles

Boise State Broncos men’s basketball: Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $10-$20 general, $9-$19 seniors, $8-$18 juniors. 208-426-4737, broncosports.com/tickets.

▪ Saturday, Feb. 3: vs. UNLV, 6 p.m.

▪ Wednesday, Feb. 14: vs. Nevada, 9 p.m.

▪ Saturday, Feb. 17: vs. Air Force, noon

Monster Jam: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $15-$48. ICTickets, 208-442-3232. Pit Party from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 is $10; must be accompanied by a Saturday matinee ticket.

Theater

“The Book of Mormon”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3; 8 p.m. Feb. 3; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $40-$135. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Music Theatre of Idaho’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-3; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. St. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 students. 208-468-2385, mtionline.org.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “The Tell-Tale Farce”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 2-3, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast”: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 (sensory friendly/special needs performance); 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2; 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. $6-$10 general, $4-$8 children. Sensory friendly performance is $5 for all tickets. 208-459-5275, caldwellfinearts.org.

“Footloose”: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-17, 20, 23-24; 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 6th Ave., Ontario. $5. eventbrite.com.

Company of Fools’ “Clybourne Park”: 7 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24, 3 p.m. Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1, 8 p.m. March 2-3, 7 p.m. March 7-8 and 8 p.m. March 9-10, The Libery Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey. $40 general, $35 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members and seniors, $15 students. Pay-what-you-feel preview is Feb. 21, and all tickets are $22 for Feb. 22. 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org.

Feb. 1

“The Uncomfortable Truth” film screening: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Lookout Room, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Documentary created by Loki Mulholland, a Utah native, who will be in attendance and do an open community discussion and Q&A after the film. Free, but VIP tickets available for $20 at naacp-treasurevalley.maxgiving.com. Free popcorn and drinks.

The Original Wailers: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $22 day of show.

Feb. 2

Brad Paisley: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell. $29.99, $59.99, $99.99 and $129.99. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1766.

Big Wild: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Daktyl, White Cliffs. $16. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $18 day of show.

Feb. 3

Cabin Fever Reliever: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa. Education about healthy outdoor activities for kids and families. Free. kidsfirstcast.org.

Marsing Disaster Auction: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Marsing American Legion Community Hall, 126 S. 2nd Ave. W. Annual auction and sale that raises money to replenish funds for local disaster relief. marsingdisasterauciton.org.

Black and White Gala: Emerald Elegance: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Boise Centre East, 850 W. Front St. Fine Cinder wine, dinner, singing by a cast member or two from Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of “Madama Butterfly,” live auction, raffle and dancing to the Frim Fram Four. Fundraiser for Opera Idaho. Formal black and white or emerald green attire. $200; $75 for wine, dessert and dancing only. 208-345-3531, operaidaho.org.

Cellosong: Dave Eggar and Friends: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Returning resident artist Dave Eggar joined by tap dancer Andrew Nemr and accompanied by Portland musicians Heather Mastel-Lipson on violin and Mario Diaz on classical guitar; plus New York percussionist Chuck Palmer. $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

Will Act 4 Food: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St. Seven original short plays are rehearsed in only one day. Benefit for The Idaho Foodbank. $15. willactforfood.brownpapertickets.com.

Feb. 4

Boise Philharmonic Chamber Series: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $14.15. 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.

Of Mice & Men: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: blessthefall, Fire From the Gods, MSCW. $22.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $25 day of show.

Caleb Klauder Country Band: 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624.

Feb. 5

Drive-By Truckers: 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Lilly Hiatt. $25. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $28 day of show.

Feb. 6

10 Years: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: From Ashes to New, Midline, Like No One. $16.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $18 day of show.

Feb. 7

Bowling Fundraiser: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, Big Al’s, 1900 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. Benefits Angels Anonymous and KW Cares. $200 per team of six, includes two games, shoe rentals, pizza and unlimited soft drinks. Register: 208-899-2342.

Destroyer: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: Mega Bog. $17. eventbrite.com.

What a Wonderful World: Benefit for the Philip B. Garonzik Music Scholarship Fund: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Featuring Steve Eaton with special guests David Gluck, Camden Hughes, Jon Hyneman, Sandon Mayhew and Mike Seifrit. Also Katie G. and a special appearance by Global Beats (the Idaho Arts Charter School). $15 general, $20 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $25 at the door.

Dizzy Wright/Joyner Lucas: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Marlon Craft. $18. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $20 day of show.

Feb. 8

Firkin Frolic Beer Festival: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise. Sample unique, locally brewed firkin beers, as well as traditional beers from local brewers. Also, food trucks, music, more. $15 advance, $20 at the door, includes glass and six tokens for four-ounce pours. boisefirkinfrolic.org.

Opera Idaho Operatini: One Fine Day: 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opera in a relaxed setting with food and a specially designed martini. $22 and $30, does not include martini. eventbrite.com.

Fettuccine Forum: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Public forum, led by Professor Shana Bernstein, on Jewish Americans’ central role in civil rights activism in mid-twentieth century Los Angeles and the widespread effect of their actions. Free. boiseartsandhistory.org.

Feb. 9

Idaho Business and Technology Expo: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Learn about the latest technology applications and business resources with exhibits, seminars, networking, more. Free. ibleventsinc.com.

Mardi Gras Gala: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Belle Event Center, 120 13th Ave. S., Nampa. Brick 29 Bistro will be serving dinner with Duch Brothers making specialty drinks. Entertainment provided by the Nampa High Jazz Bands. Fundraiser for Nampa High School Band Program. $30 general, $40 VIP. mardigrasgala.splashthat.com.

Wild Love Preserve: Wild Horse Fundraiser with Curtis/Sutton and The Scavengers: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $12 general, $16 preferred. eventbrite.com. $16 and $20 at the door.

Beth Hart: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $29.50-$55. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624.

MØ/Cashmere Cat: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $26. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $28 day of show.

Diet Cig: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Great Grandpa, Spook School. $12. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $15 at the door.

Feb. 10

Madeira, Sherry and Port Wine Tasting: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Michael Molinengo of Barrique Distributing will guide you through a tasting of Spanish wines paired with a plate of light Spanish bites. $26 advance, $31 at the door (not including tax and gratuity), includes Riedel Dessert wine glass. 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

Expedition Inspiration’s Be Inspired Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University. Cocktail hour, silent auction, games, followed by a dinner and a message from guest speaker Lynsey Dyer. $100. expeditioninspiration.org.

The Talbott Brothers: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $12. eventbrite.com.

Feb. 11

Country Western Dance: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, beginning Feb. 11, Eagles Lodge, 7025 Overland Road, Boise. Music by Triple Nickle Band. $7 cover.

Feb. 13

Readings and Conversations with Colson Whitehead: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. New York-based novelist’s newest novel, “The Underground Railroad,” is an Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection and a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. $15-$70. 208-331-8000, thecabinidaho.org.

Conan: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Black Cloud. $10. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $12 at the door.

Feb. 14

Boise Go Red For Women Luncheon: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $175. heart.org.

Feb. 15

Author reading: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Rediscovered Books, 180 N. 8th St., Boise. Laurie Frankel reads from her novel “This Is How It Always Is.” 208-376-4229.

Hippie Sabotage: 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Melvv, Azizi Gibson. $20. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $23 day of show.

Feb. 16

Killswitch Engage/Anthrax: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Havok. $35 general ($39 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

LP: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $20 day of show.

R.Lum.R: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Gibbz. $10. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $12 at the door.

Feb. 17

Family Caregiver Conference: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Keynote speaker Anne Tumlinson, author and advocate for family caregivers, discusses how to build your toolbox of care strategies and knowledge. Connect with community resources and learn from other caregivers. $20. 208-426-5899, hs.boisestate.edu/csa.

Boise Bicycle Project’s Bikin’ 4 Lovin’: 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 S. Lusk St. Social hour starts at BBP, then ride to Boise Fry Company for tandem photo booth, raffle. Dress in your best sock hop garb. Free. boisebicycleproject.org.

Refuge Star Party: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Family activities, including the College of Idaho’s StarLab, meeting a live owl, story time, crafts, and stargazing with the Boise Astronomical Society. Rain or shine. Free. 208-467-9278, fws.gov/refuge/deer_flat/.

The Boise Blues Kids: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Ironwood Social, 5467 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Music by Zack Quintana, Thomas Wilson, Noble Holt, Kevin Littrell, Casey Shelden and friends. Fundraiser for future Boise Blues Society scholarships and the Blues in the Schools programs. $8. eventbrite.com.

Boise Philharmonic’s Silent Movies with Orchestra: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Special guest organist Ben Model and the Boise Philharmonic will accompany classic silent films. $14.15-$23.58. 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.

David Robert King CD Release “Idaho”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $18 preferred. eventbrite.com. $20 and $23 at the door.

Datsik: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Space Jesus, Riot Ten, Wooli. $25 general, $55 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

Feb. 18

Neck Deep: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $20 day of show.

Feb. 19

Wassmuth Center Upstander display: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, Idaho State Capitol Rotunda, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights will exhibit its traveling display on the importance of being upstanders for human rights. Four pillars with wrap-around graphics explain the what, when, why and how of standing up for equality and dignity for all human beings. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share more information on the Wassmuth Center’s educational programming. Free.

Feb. 21

Ada County Lincoln Day Association Banquet: VIP reception at 5:45 p.m. and dinner and program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring keynote speaker Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush. $65 advance at adacountylincolnday.org, $75 at the door.

Feb. 22

“Filmed by Bike: The World’s Best Bike Movies”: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. More than 20 films about bikes curated from the famed Portland-based Filmed by Bike festival. Benefits the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and Boise GreenBike. Beer and wine available for purchase. $15 advance, $20 at the door. egyptiantheatre.net.

Black Veil Brides/Asking Alexandria: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Crown the Empire. $37.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $40 day of show.

Feb. 23

Front Street Fights 16: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Hamilton “The Honey Hamster” Ash meets Josh “The White Mamba” Wick. $20-$50. CenturyLink Arena.

Jim Brickman: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $35, $45 and $65. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

Pop Evil: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Palaye Royale, Black Map. $20. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $23 day of show.

Feb. 24

Rethinking Idaho Landscapes Symposium: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Special Events Center, Boise State University. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools and information useful for gardening in Idaho. $50 general, $40 Idaho Botanical Garden members and University of Idaho Master Gardeners. Register: 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Kid’s Fair: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Vendors, stage performances, reptiles, face painting, bounce houses, photo ops, more. $5 general, $4 children 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger. kidsfairboise.com.

Margo Price: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com.

Tinsley Ellis: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Presented by Boise Blues Society. $20 general, $25 preferred. eventbrite.com. $23 and $28 at the door.

Veterans Benefit Concert and Dance: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. 9th St., Boise. Music by Gerry and the Dreambenders, food catered by The Triangle Restaurant. Sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Treasure Valley Chapter 1025. Donations at the door to benefit local veterans in need.

Mat Kearney: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Andrew Belle. $27.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $30 day of show.

Feb. 25

Paula Cole: 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $34.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $37 day of show.

Feb. 26

Boise Contemporary Theater’s 5X5 Reading Series: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 854 Fulton St. “Sing to Me Now” by Iris Dauterman. $12 general, $8 students with ID. 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.

Feb. 28

Ari Shaffir: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22 and $27.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $30 day of show.

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