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March is almost here, Boise. Ready for perennial favorites Treefort, St. Patrick’s Day?

Get ready to raise a pint of the green stuff, Boise! Or maybe more than one.

March is almost here, and St. Patrick’s Day will have us all getting jiggy and indulging in libations.

Downtown bars will surely have green beer flowing from the taps, as well as other tasty stouts, on Sunday, March 17, and your favorite restaurant might have a special menu, so call to confirm.

St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without some bagpipes, so check the Boise Highlanders website for updates on the band’s scheduled performances. Sadly, the group will not be making an appearance at the annual Butte for Boise, as the event has been canceled permanently.

Want a different kind of Irish music? The Young Dubliners will be rockin’ the Knitting Factory on Saturday, March 9.

Not really into Irish music? No problem, because in Boise, March means a whole lot of music options at the annual Treefort Music Fest, which is March 20-24 this year. The lineup is stacked with more than 420 emerging and renowned artists. And, of course, there will be other “forts” to pop in on as well, including Marc Maron as the headliner for Comedyfort (March 23, Egyptian Theatre). Marc has released five hit stand-up comedy specials throughout his career, his most recent being “From Bleak to Dark.”

Got spring fever? Get the inspiration you need to get started on all your home and garden projects at the Boise Spring Home Show March 15-17 at Expo Idaho or the Boise Flower and Garden Show March 22-24 at the Boise Centre.

And if you’re looking to get a little rowdy, round up some buddies and head to the Ford Idaho Center for the Professional Bull Riders event Unleash the Beast on March 28-30.

Note: Check with event websites or social media before attending. Events might be canceled or postponed after press deadline.

St. Patrick’s Day

Green Pin Bowling: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Pinz Bowling, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian. Bowl a strike with a green head pin and win a $20 gift card good at Wahooz, Pinz and Roaring Springs. pinzbowlingidaho.com.

Music

Snowfort: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 1-2, Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive, Tamarack. Featuring BABYJAKE, Sgt Papers, Moon Owl’s Mages with CDIGI on Friday and Kaleena Zanders, Sego, Mungo with JILLY.FM on Saturday. $95 two-day pass, $190 VIP two-day pass. evenbrite.com. treefortmusicfest.com/snowfort-2024.

Treefort Music Fest: Wednesday-Sunday, March 20-24, Boise. A lineup of emerging and renowned artists across five days at 20 venues all around Downtown Boise, including the main stage returning in Julia Davis Park. Also showcases arts-related programs: Alefort, Comedyfort, Filmfort, Foodfort, Kidfort, Skatefort, and more. $295 five-day festival pass (price goes up to Bed Head pricing on March 1), $420 Zipline (front-of-line access), $170 under 21 pass. treefortmusicfest.com.

Outdoors

Idaho Sportsman Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 29-March 1; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Plenty of gear, guides and outfitters; tips on fishing, hunting, elk calling; seminars; and children’s activities including an archery shoot, live trout pond, more. $7 general, $6 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. idahosportsmanshow.com.

Great Idaho Gun Show: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Sponsored By Lewis-Clark Trader. $10 admission.

Boise Spring Home Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $7 general, $6 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. boisespringhomeshow.com.

Boise Flower and Garden Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 22-23; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Gardening seminars and demonstrations, vendors, wine/beer tasting, music, bonsai display, orchid show, more than 100 exhibits. $8 per day ($10 at door), $16 for weekend pass, in advance. iblevents.com/boise-flower-and-garden-show.

Performance Arts

Shen Yun: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $80-$165. Ticketmaster.

Specialty/Trade Shows

Boise Roadster Show: Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Hot rods, radical customs, wicked street machines, hot trucks, motorcycles and more. $15 general, $14 seniors, $5 children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. firebirdonline.com.

Spectator Sports

Idaho Steelheads hockey: 7:10 p.m., Idaho Central Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $19-$55. idahosteelheads.com.

Friday-Saturday, March 1-2: vs. Utah Grizzlies

Wednesday, March 20, and Friday-Saturday, March 22-23: vs. Tulsa Oilers

Boise State Broncos men’s basketball: ExtraMile Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. 208-426-4737, broncosports.com.

Saturday, March 2: vs. New Mexico, 6 p.m., $20-$100

Tuesday, March 5: vs. Nevada, 9 p.m., $20-$50

Idaho Horsemen: Professional indoor football. 7 p.m., Ford Idaho Center Arena, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $14-$37. fordidahocenter.com. gohorsemen.com.

Saturday, March 9: vs. Desert Sentinels

Friday, March 15: vs. Carolina Cobras

PBR: Unleash the Beast: 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 28-29; and 6:45 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Ford Idaho Center Arena, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $15-$110. fordidahocenter.com. Tickets are $5 more at the door.

Theater

Alley Repertory Theater’s “Boulevard of Bold Dreams”: Preview 8 p.m. Feb. 29, then 8 p.m. March 1-2 and 7-9; 2 p.m. Sundays, March 3 and 10, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Pay-what-you-want preview Feb. 29: $10 minimum. $30 Fridays-Saturdays, $25 Thursday and matinees. alleyrep.org/show/boulevard-of-bold-dreams.

Broadway In Boise “Mean Girls”: 8 p.m. Friday, March 8; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $49-$109. Ticketmaster.

PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, ExtraMile Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $25-$115. Ticketmaster.

March 2

Boise Phil Youth Orchestra Winter Concert: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. $13.60. boisephil.org.

Volunteer orientation: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Do you love rocks and minerals, and Idaho mining history? Seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help in the museum. Training and on-the-job guidance is provided. No experience necessary. idahomuseum.org/events or volunteer@idahomuseum.org.

Meridian Symphony’s “They Asked for It”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Centennial High School’s Performing Arts Center, 12260 W. McMillan Road, Boise. Featuring music selected by Meridian Symphony’s very own members, including Bizet’s Carmen, Haydn’s Clock Symphony, Brahms Academic Festival Overture, as well as Tchaikovsky’s well-loved Marche Slave. $12 general, $10 senior/student/military, $5 children, at meridiansymphony.org and at the door, if available. 208-891-2721.

Taiki Nulight: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Treefort Music Hall, 722 W. Broad St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com. $25 at the door. Opening: Dose Amigos, Effy K, Something Spicy.

DJ Krucial: 10 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Revolution Concert House, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $10 first 100 tickets sold, $15 second 100, $20 after, $30 VIP. Ticketmaster.

March 3

Brian Culbertson: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $37.50-$162.50. egyptiantheatre.net/calendar.

Strawberry Fuzz/NIIS: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise. $14. eventbrite.com. $16 at the door. Special guest: Slaughterhouse.

Smokey Mirror: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Shrine Basement, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $12. eventbrite.com. $15 at the door. Opening: Voidstrider, Vermillion Sun.

March 4

Idaho Job & Career Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Free. Job seekers can preregister at IdahoCareerFair.com. Dress for success, bring a copy of your resume, and be ready to discuss job opportunities, related skills and qualifications. Companies interested in recruiting at the Idaho Job & Career Fair may contact IBL Events at 208-376-0464, info@ibleventsinc.com.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, Treefort Music Hall, 722 W. Broad St., Boise. $25 general ($30 door), $50 rail seating, $60 table. eventbrite.com. Opening: Kayo Dot, Aterrima.

March 5

The Midnight Jazz Cats: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $20 general, $25 preferred. eventbrite.com. Special guest: Sydney Hair.

Darren Kiely: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb. Opening: Vincent Lima.

Great Lake Swimmers: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb. $20 at the door. Opening: Clem Snide.

Husbands: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Shrine Basement, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com. $22 at the door. Opening: Being Dead.

Levitation Room/Boogarins: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise. $17. eventbrite.com. $20 at the door.

March 6

One Night of Queen: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Featuring Gary Mullen & The Works. $22.50-$50. Ticketmaster.

March 7

Art for the Arts: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S 9th St., Boise. Bid on more than 40 pieces of unique artwork by local artist Tarmo Watia in an online art auction experience to support the Boise Philharmonic. View the art at an in-person event featuring Tarmo’s works, hosted appetizers, beer and wine, and live music from the Boise Phil String Quartet. Free. RSVP at boisephil.org/bp_event/art-for-the-arts.

Go Ahead and Die: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb. $28 at the door. Opening: Bodybox, Madzilla, Buried Faith.

Boise State Music Spotlight Soirée Benefit Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Support the Boise State Department of Music with an evening of various performances from new faculty and students. $25 and $75. boisestate.edu/schoolofthearts/event/spotlight-soiree.

Black Flag: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Revolution Concert House, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $23 general, $53 VIP. Ticketmaster.

Marc E. Bassy: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb. Opening: Michael Minelli.

Margo Cilker: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Shrine Basement, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com. $22 at the door.

This is How We R&B: 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Featuring DJs Fresh, Litino, and Habibi. $12. TicketWeb.

March 8

Albert Cummings: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $28.50-$48.50. egyptiantheatre.net/calendar.

Collie Buddz: 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. Ticketmaster. Special guests: Kash’d Out, DMP.

Femme Von Follies’ Burlesque & Bands: 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com. $25 at the door.

March 9

Illumibrate: Dreams: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 9, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. The JUMP building will be transformed with light, color and interactive art and installations from local creatives. Register for free at eventbrite.com to secure a spot.

Sons of Serendip: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Theater, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. $20 general, $10 students, $45 families, in advance at Dorsey Music in Ontario or at the gift shop at Four Rivers Cultural Center. 208-739-2777.

Turnpike Troubadours/Cody Jinks: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, ExtraMile Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $97-$350. Ticketmaster. Special guests: Trampled by Turtles.

Night at the (musical) Museum: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise. Featuring the Boise Phil Woodwind Quintet and Langroise Trio. $15.90. boisephil.org.

Rhapsody Above The Blue: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University, 1910 W. University Drive. Dance to the music of Glenn Miller and the 26-piece Kings of Swing big band, watch a professional ballroom dance display on the dance floor, and hear Gershwin for big band and piano performed by Paul Schiller on the Special Edition Steinway “Rhapsody” on the stage. Fundraiser for Stars of Steinway. $50 at rhapsody.simpletix.com.

Goodyear Wimps (album release): 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Shrine Basement, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $12. eventbrite.com. $15 at the door. Opening: Dark Matter Horizon, Mylo Bybee, Mantooth, DJ Phunktion.

Throes: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $10. TicketWeb. Opening: Dreams of Blights, Mutilated Circuitry.

Young Dubliners: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. Ticketmaster.

Disclosure vs. Fred Again — Tribute Dance Party: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Treefort Music Hall, 722 W. Broad St., Boise. $10-$15. eventbrite.com. $20 at the door.

March 10

G. Love & Special Sauce: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Treefort Music Hall, 722 W. Broad St., Boise. $35 general ($40 door), $70 rail seating, $80 table, $135 VIP. eventbrite.com. Opening: Jakobs Castle.

Lany: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Revolution Concert House, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $37.50 general, $139-$319 VIP. Ticketmaster.

Locals Nite at the Knit: Life After Death: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Hip-hop and rap with GHXSTLEE, Outbreak, KingJoseph, KidKay, JDixon, Shardge, TAO$, 2T!RED. $12 and $24. TicketWeb.

March 11

Chelsea Cutler: 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $33 general, $75 reserved balcony. Ticketmaster. Opening: Yoke Lore.

March 13

Big Something: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., Boise. $17. TicketWeb. Opening: The Ries Brothers.

March 14

Boise State Music Department’s Orchestra Concerto-Aria: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $10. Ticketmaster. Free for all BSU students, faculty, and staff with valid ID.

Maoli: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $29.50. Ticketmaster. Special guest: Mishka.

March 15

Intervals/Hail The Sun: 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22.50 general, $55 reserved balcony. Ticketmaster. Opening: Makari, Body Thief.

Kendra Morris: 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb.

March 16

Boise Phil ”In the Hall of the Mountain King”: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $32.68-$102.64 general, $15 students. 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.

Brandon Lake: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Ford Idaho Center Arena, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $25-$100. fordidahocenter.com. Special guest: DOE.

Mitis: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $28 general, $65 reserved balcony. TicketWeb.

Pixie & the Partygrass Boys: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Shrine Ballroom, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $18. eventbrite.com. $22 at the door.

March 19

Umphrey’s McGee: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Treefort Music Hall, 722 W. Broad St., Boise. $37.50 general ($40 door), $70 rail seating, $80 table. eventbrite.com.

March 22

Joe Gatto: 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39.75-$59.75. Ticketmaster.

March 29

Disney Princess — The Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39.50-$69.50. Ticketmaster.

Scarface: 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, Revolution Concert House, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $37.50 general, $77.50 VIP. Ticketmaster.

March 30

Spring into Spring Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Jordan’s Garden Center and Seasonal Market, 2591 S. Cole Road, Boise. Food trucks, music, raffle. jordansgardencenter.com/events.

Journey to Indian Raga: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Pioneer Room, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Indian classical and salsa fusion concert. $20, free for children 12 and younger. 208-639-6610