5 Things to Do This Weekend Instead of Going to Garth Brooks
Didn't have the funds to buy Garth Brooks tickets? Only know one Garth song? If all of your friends ditched you for the concert, turn that frown upside down. We made other plans for you!
Get in Touch With Your Spidey-Sense
Existing outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony's animated Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse was widely regarded as the best superhero movie of 2018. You could attribute that to the fact that it was the only superhero movie that actually looked like the comic books that inspired its story line. Or maybe, just maybe, it was the story line itself. Into the Spider-verse had a plot that was heartwarming and inspiring enough to teach a great lesson to its younger viewers and just dark and exhilarating enough to hold the interest of an older audience. Introducing Spider-people from across the multi-verse, it gives everyone a character they could identify with and departs from the Peter Parker origin story that we saw done twice already. It's a well rounded masterpiece and you've got the chance to experience it like you never have before!
The City of Boise is showing it on their 30' screen at Ann Morrison Park as part of its "Movies Under the Stars" series on Saturday night! If you've never been to one of their screenings before, the fun starts with fun and games provided by the Parks and Rec Mobile Recreation Van at 7. They have vendors onsite if you want to grab something to munch on during the movie or your welcome to your own picnic. The movie starts around 9:45 p.m. We've got some special intel that, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales will probably be at this one to grab photos with Spider-man fans.::wink wink::
Take Yourself Out to the Ball Game
There's a lot happening at Hawks Stadium this weekend and it starts with the Fit For Life races on Saturday morning! Whether you pick the half marathon, 10K or 5K, you'll experience the only home plate finish in the Treasure Valley. The race and awards are baseball themed.
Come back to the stadium later that night for the Hawks game against Salem-Keizer. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m and there's fireworks after the game!
Rope in the Rodeo
The Snake River Stampede is celebrating it's 104th year at the Ford Idaho Center. Friday night, the rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and ends with the Dance on the Dirt with Grant Webb Band once the action wraps us. Saturday includes a matinee at noon and since it's an alcohol-free, family show they're celebrating with free admission for kids 12 and under. Later on in the evening, stars will vie for the championship and $400,000 in prize money. The finals begin at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by the Rodeo After Party with Grant Webb Band.
Visit Zoo Boise's Newest Residents
If you've been anywhere near Julia Davis Park over the last few months, you know that Zoo Boise has been hard at work on expanding its footprint to make room for the new Gorongosa National Park exhibit. They cut the ribbon on Wednesday and this will be its first full weekend open to the public! If you're planning on seeing the new Lion King movie this weekend, you'll have a chance to meet a lot of the animals from the movie up close and personal at Zoo Boise! The new exhibit adds a warthog like Pumba, hyenas, baboons, crocodiles, African wild dogs and more to the family!
Break a World Record
Our friends from the Idaho Lottery are celebrating their 30th Anniversary on Friday at Payette Brewing Company! Stop by for a cold one and help them break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards! The need 387 participants to make it happen and the scratching begins promptly at 6:05 p.m. The full party with lots of give away and fun runs 4-8 p.m.