Heading into the gorgeous days of Indian Summer, it seems a person would need a healthy dose of music…and maybe a few fast cars. The Treasure Valley seems happy to oblige on that one, with more free concerts, a couple of nifty car shows, and five days of the the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic.

Grab whatever time you can with friends and family, and don’t forget to make plans now for the Roseberry Ice Cream Social, coming up next weekend. If you’re looking for more Idaho fun, check out the Appetite for Idaho Facebook page, and get yourself a copy of the new Appetite for Idaho book, with Idaho stories you’ve never heard before, guaranteed.

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Have a FUN week!

Score the Classics
Fri., Aug. 22, 6 p.m.
Rediscovered Books 180 N. Eighth St., Boise
The Idaho Horror Film Festival’s coming up (I think Saint Lawrence Gridiron’s been prepping for weeks, with their ‘Offal Movie Mondays’) so Rediscovered Books is breaking out a few silent films, and getting musicians Tasha Sitz and Sean Dahlman to do a live scoring. There’ll be refreshments, popcorn, and the whole deal is FREE. (May not be suitable for children).

Rock the Village: High Street Band
Fri., Aug. 22, 6 p.m.
Village at Meridian 3600 E. Fairview Ave. at North Eagle Road, Meridian
Here’s what you need to know about High Street: They’re FUN. If you show up all grumpy, that’s not the way you’ll leave. Even the most reserved are going to be moving a little by the end of the night, so watch for that action. With Mississippi Marshall. FREE

Fueling Dreams Celebration
Sat., Aug. 23
They’ll be out in full force: Fire, law, and public officials, pumping gas and washing windows at local Maverik Stores all over the state. Any tips we give them will go towards the Idaho Special Olympics. Take some photos of the volunteers in action and post them on Facebook as a thank you for what they’re doing, and to spread the word!

“Hop” Rod Car Show

Sat., Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Edge Brewing Co. & Restaurant 525 N. Steelhead Way, Boise
Who has the best classic, customized, vintage, muscle, foreign, or performance car? We’ll just have to see. Everyone welcome. For vehicle entry info, email madbrewer@edgebrew.com. FREE

Kids Try Hockey for Free

Sat., Aug. 23, 11 a.m.
Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise
Get kids ages 5-13 who are newbies at the sport to channel their energy out on the ice. Register online at idahoiceworld.com or call. FREE

Canyon Acoustic Music Festival
Sat., Aug. 23, 12-9 p.m.
Caldwell Memorial Park/Kimball and Grant St., Caldwell
Want music? How about an end of summer outdoor concert in Caldwell?
Our friend James Barrett, along with local performers Brady Hammon, The Wild Hares, Michael Hunter, Mike Cramer, HunterEast, and Scott McCormick. FREE

FormFest 2014
Sat., Aug. 23, 1 p.m.
St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Center, 9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive, Nampa (entrance off Cherry Lane).
Help out St. Luke's Children's Hospital and get to look at some sweet rides, at Idaho's largest import-focused car show, being presented by Idahomotorsports.com. Info at formfestcarshow.com. FREE

Matsiko World Orphan Choir
Sat., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.
Hillview United Methodist Church 8525 W. Ustick, Boise
For every forgotten child, there’s a voice. The Matsiko World Orphan’s Choir reminds us of those voices. Children from all corners of the world first joined together in 2008, and were met with resounding success as they opened their hearts, sharing their cultures and their songs. Audiences melted, and they’ve been touring ever since. FREE

Alive After Five End-of-Season Party: The Both
Wed., Aug. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Grove Plaza Downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have tons of musical experience, but it was Twitter that brought them together…over the mistakenly spelled hashtag of #dumbie. Now their folksy, edgy rock melodies fill the air, and they’re still laughing together over more #dumbie stuff, as well as writing some very cool songs.
With Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles. FREE

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
Aug. 27-31, 7 a.m.
Ann Morrison Park Americana Boulevard, Boise
Tons of hot air balloons take to the glorious Boise morning skies each day of this event, and then it’s the Nite Glow Live Concert during one of the evenings. For more info, visit spiritofboise.com. FREE