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READY TO LAUNCH Boise’s latest crop of entrepreneurs FEATURE 13

LEGAL LOOPHOLES Patchwork of laws makes life difficult for Idaho’s LGBT community ARTS 30

TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER New exhibit at Boise Art Museum is otherwordly FOOD 39

COMING HOME Bogus Brewing finds permanent digs

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NOTE KIDS THESE DAYS My inability to get with the times has been a joke for years. I didn’t own a cellphone until 2010, and even then, it was one of those flip phones with a keypad suited for the large-print book set. I can count the number of texts I’ve sent on one hand and my parents are far superior to me with social media. For being born in 1980, I have find myself grumbling about “kids these days,” which I tend to define as anyone who can’t recall the shriek-ping of a dialup modem as alien and exciting. The so-called “millennial” generation features heavily in this edition of Boise Weekly; first, as the subject of Ted Rall’s column on Page 8—in which he both celebrates the cohort and chastises it. On Page 9, BW News Editor George Prentice profiles a group of millennials doing what the data suggest is one of their strong suits: innovating. Both pieces explore the complexity of the age group generally said to have been born between 1980 (I resist this) and 2000. The subject was also taken up in May by writer Joel Stein, of Time, in a piece with the subheadline: “Why Millennials Will Save Us All.” The first part of Stein’s piece focuses on the generation’s techno-powered narcissism. The latter half points out that if Gen Xers, or even Baby Boomers, had had access to the kinds of social media available to millennials, the culture would have been every bit as inundated by self-revelatory minutia. The truth, Stein suggests, is that millennials are “not a new species; they’ve just mutated to adapt to their environments.” They are self-centered and cultish about technology. They demand “self actualization” from work and crave “relationships” with celebrities. But personal exhibitionism, social extroversion and eager adoption of technology make millennials a very “nice” group of people, Stein writes. These are not the traits of a bigot, and that may well be where this generation of selfie-takers makes its historic mark. “Millennials are more accepting of differences, not just among gays, women and minorities but in everyone,” Stein writes. Carissa Wolf’s feature on Page 13, which maps the patchwork of anti-discrimination ordinances in Idaho, paints a shameful picture. Where some LGBT Idahoans have the freedom to live openly in their communities, most live in fear of eviction, job loss, violence and vandalism. The hodgepodge of protections afforded to LGBT citizens is antithetical to the millennial spirit, which, at least in this case, can’t take over soon enough. —Zach Hagadone

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ARTIST STATEMENT: I like to take the unknown and with color turn it into the known. I have been doing art since I was 4. I use a combination of acrylic paint and colored sand, then I use a rolling pin to roll out the paint and sand. Once I decide what the picture looks like I add details with various mediums and brushes.

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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.


HUNGRY DAYS The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is worried that too few low-income school children are getting enough to eat during summer vacation. Programs are in place to help fill the gap, but only a handful are reaching out. Check out the details at Citydesk.

OFF WITH A BANG Boise band Like a Rocket announced it will be releasing a new album. Can’t wait? Get a sneak listen at a couple of tracks on Cobweb.

CLOSING SHOP The publishing business is a tough one, and another Treasure Valley publication is closing its doors. Find out which magazine will be putting out its last issue at Citydesk.

SUSTAINABLE INPUT The city of Boise is considering adding a department to oversee the city’s sustainability programs—a big move for any governmental body—and workshops are about to start on guiding the city’s sustainability priorities. Learn more about the plan at Citydesk.

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EDITOR’S NOTE 3 MAIL 5 BILL COPE 6 TED RALL 8 NEWS Boise’s new crop of entrepreneurs 9 CITYDESK 9 CITIZEN 11 FEATURE The Patchwork Rainbow 13 BW PICKS 18 FIND 19 8 DAYS OUT 20 SUDOKU 21 EYE SPY 22 DOONESBURY 24 NOISE Checking in with Generationals 26 MUSIC GUIDE 28 ARTS Boise Art Museum goes to space with Kahn and Selesnick: Mars Revisited 30 SCREEN Before Midnight 34 REC Pedal 4 the People takes over 36 FOOD Bogus Brewing finds a new home 39 WINE SIPPER 39 CLASSIFIEDS 42 NYT CROSSWORD 44 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 46




—onmyway (, Citydesk, “‘Light Foot’ Militia Created in Ada County to ‘Assist’ in Protection of Lives, Property,” June 6, 2013)

BACKHANDED I begin this letter by stating plainly that I don’t think much of the majority of the nonsense that the Boise Weekly contains. I suppose that the most likely response would be, “so why are you still reading it, then?” I would answer by quoting a character from an old John Christopher trilogy, as follows: I occasionally review it because “sometimes it is useful to know what kind of nonsense people are thinking.” Certainly this is the case with the opinion pieces by Messrs. Cope and Rall, which could sorely tempt one to openly question whether or not everyone truly should have a right to his own opinion. Having made my disclaimer, then, I would like to say that I enjoyed Zach Hagadone’s note entitled “The Bike Crash Kid” in the May 8 edition (BW, Opinion, Note). It was simply a nice, nostalgic story about innocent (albeit mildly dangerous) boyhood fun, without any accompanying silliness about the supposed rights of sodomites and pedophiles, or impassioned support for government mandates implementing the forcible seizure and redistribution of wealth or any number of other poorly fleshed out theories so often extolled in your paper. Ironically, Hagadone’s

brief tale of childlike things displayed far more maturity than the Weekly’s purported “grown-up” content. Print more stuff like that (and fewer unenlightened opinions) and one day a man may be able to give the rag credit for something other than inducing near whiplash as a result of exasperated headshaking. —Lance Wells, Meridian

HAND OUT Boise Weekly received many online comments on a story we ran about Boise’s proposed panhandling ordinances (BW, News, “Out of the Panhandle and Into the Fire,” June 5, 2013). Here are some of what readers had to say. Panhandling exacerbates or even initiates urban decay. This contributes to problems the writer of this article has highlighted. Yes, homelessness is a problem that should be addressed. No, allowing panhandling is not the way to address it. People should not give to panhandlers. Please give to local charities that help the poor. —Dezaad

Giving my hard-earned money to aggressive panhandlers who have not done a damned thing to earn it but beg, is like asking the squirrels to stay out of the bird feeder I just keep filling up over and over after they rob it. My conscience might feel better thinking I’m feeding the birds, but the birds must go hungry while those squirrels are being taught getting fat is caused by starving the birds I was trying to help in the first place. —Minnesota Norseman

PARKING WARS I agree that we don’t need new panhandling ordinances, but I do think the city of Boise needs to enforce the existing laws that make it illegal for

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panhandlers to approach people on the street. I have no problem with the man or woman standing by the roadside or by Albertsons with a cardboard sign— and if the sign is funny enough, I’m glad to give them a buck. But I do take issue with not being able to walk around downtown during the noon hour or to get from my car to the grocery store without being approached by a teenager or young person asking for help or change or gas money or a cigarette—that’s what I visit San Francisco and New York for. —Bodecia

Here’s what one online commenter had to day about the city of Boise considering charging for onstreet parking on weekends. Genius! Parking becomes less convenient. Less people come downtown. Less taxable transactions are made. City raises less money. Businesses leave downtown. Wait... what was the goal again?? —Colin

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CURDLED* *It was either that, or ‘What Would Thoreau Do?’ About every dozen years or so, I go through my trusty writing machine (a Macintosh Classic I got used 15 years ago; screen comes in two colors—black and white!—and she still rides like a dream) and clear out the false starts. See, for every completed column you read, there’s apt to be a false start. Maybe two or three. Sometimes I get halfway through a regulation-sized column, or even further, before I realize I’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere and am heading into a dead end. More often, I quit after a sentence or two, either thinking I’ll get back to it and then forgetting the point I intended to make, or not having any idea of a point to make in the first place. (Not long ago, I started one based solely on a title I liked, and still like, very much. The title is “What Would Thoreau Do?,” and in my mind, it would have been an extremely cool column, had I been able to think of even one damn idea to go with it.) (Note to self: Try rereading Walden and see if anything pops into head.) Every now and then, something happens that so overpowers whatever I’ve started that I have no choice but to leave it behind and go in the new direction. For example, on Sept. 10, 2001, I was working on a piece about the differences between sarcasm and bitterness. Then on Sept. 11, 2001, something else came up. But that’s not to say what I’d already written was crap. It just means that, after the gaping trauma of 9/11, then the invasion of Afghanistan, then the invasion of Iraq, then the deterioration of the Bush administration into little more than a pack of lying hyenas, then the re-election of the lying hyenas, then Hurricane Katrina, then the election of America’s first black president, then the resurgence of the lying hyenas (new name: “Tea Party”), then the re-election of America’s first black president, along with a few other things that have happened since then—like my daughter going from age 11 to age 23 and our dog dying and Idaho’s Legislature acting like it has never been outside of Bumpkinberg city limits—I forgot I’d ever even started a column on the difference between sarcasm and bitterness. However, about every dozen years or so, I go through my trusty writing machine (a Macintosh Classic I got used 15 years ago; screen comes in two colors—black and white!—and she still rides like... hey, wait a minute. I already said that, didn’t I? See, that’s another thing that’s happened since Sept. 10, 2001—I’ve gone from age 53 to age 65. Or is it 66?) (Note to self: Ask wife how old I am.) Anyway, the point being, as I was cleaning out those false starts I was telling you about, I came across that unfinished scrap about sarcasm and bitterness, and I’ve decided it’s too good to throw away like some

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old Tijuana Brass 8-track the dog (now dead) chewed up. And so, as I have yet to come up with a topic on which to write this week that interests me very much, that is what you’re going to get—some stuff that goes back 12 years. Stuff that slipped off the desk when I got distracted watching the second plane fly into the South Tower and got lost under the sofa cushions of my mind. The title I had chosen back then was “Curdled.” Don’t ask me why. It probably had something to do with how I intended to conclude the piece, but we’ll never know now. Not long ago, a casual acquaintance informed me he’d stopped reading what I write. Said I’d gotten bitter lately. “You’re wrong,” I said back. “I’ve been bitter all along. Ha!” No, seriously, I can’t recall what I replied. I was too shocked. Yes, I have indeed been bitter all along, that much is true, but I thought I was hiding it pretty well. Thought I had it under wraps, in the written word at least, if not in my day-to-day grumping about. And now here’s someone telling me my sour side is peeking through. Boy, was I embarrassed. The guy might as well told me my Dockers were split out in back. Now, I’ve never tried to hide the fact I’m sarcastic. Sarcasm to me is what sanctimony is to a TV preacher. It’s what I sell. It’s my journalistic raison d’etre —French for “bread and butter.” Trouble is, the line between good-natured sarcasm and foul-tempered bitterness is as easy to cross as Main Street in Melba. It’s all a matter of quantity. Get it? If a little of something causes sarcasm, then a lot of it causes bitterness. While a lone incident or two would only be grounds for sarcasm, a long history of such incidents would end up in bitterness. See what I mean? Take, for instance, the matter of those... U “Cope! What you mean Obama ain’t never gonna get impeached? I’s abeggin’ to differ!” “Red, for God’s sake, I’m in the middle of a column here. How’d you get in, anyway?” “Y’r doggie-door has a loose hinge. An’ another thing... who’s do you think you is, calling my sweet home o’ Murdian a meanass smear on the map? “I believe I said ‘A meaningless smear on the map.’ But we can talk about this later, can’t we? We’ll do us a whole column together next week, OK?” “But we’s a wantin’ Obama t’ get impeached now, Cope. Right now! Afore folks forget all the scamdals what he caused! An’ here’s you sayin’ he ain’t done nuttin’ to get impeached for.“ (Note to self: Fix hinge on doggie door.) WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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TURN UP THAT MUSIC The Gen X-Millennial generation gap

Every 20 years or so, Time depicts people in their 20s as “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow.” This time, the target is the millennial generation (Americans born between roughly 1980 and 2000, with Baby Boomer parents). According to the Boomer-run media, 20-somethings/Gen Y/millennials are narcissists. Whatever. Back in 1990, Time was smearing Gen X as shallow, apolitical, unambitious shoe-gazers. “[Gen Xers] have trouble making decisions. They would rather hike in the Himalayas than climb a corporate ladder. They have few heroes, no anthems, no style to call their own. They crave entertainment, but their attention span is as short as one zap of a TV dial. They hate yuppies, hippies and druggies. They postpone marriage because they dread divorce. They sneer at Range Rovers, Rolexes and red suspenders. What they hold dear are family life, local activism, national parks, penny loafers and mountain bikes.” Back then, we Gen Xers defended our collective honor by alternating between the “we do not suck, at least not in the way you say we suck” and “anyway, if we do suck, it’s your fault, old farts” arguments. You know what’s wrong with young people today? Not much. Not according to me or my friends. We’re fine with younger people. We like Gen Y. We don’t chafe, for example, at working under a younger boss. We ask them for advice. OK, mostly about tech stuff. Mostly, we like the same music and movies. Maybe the millennials hate us, but if they do, they’re doing an excellent job hiding it. Sometimes, though my Gen Xer cohorts let slip a complaint about our younger friends

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and colleagues: Why are millennials, um… well, there’s no other way to say it: kind of boring? Millennials go along to get along in corporate America. When they get laid off, they don’t get angry—they adapt. They reinvent themselves. The Generation Gap of the 1960s and 1970s referred to the inability/refusal of “tune in, turn on, drop out” Baby Boomers to relate to their stodgy “we survived the Depression and won World War II so turn down that goddamn rock ‘n’ roll” parents. Though decried at the time as sad and alienating, the dynamic of that demographic divide was as natural as could be. The young were loud, obnoxious, demanding and politically radical. The old were reserved, quiet and conservative. William Howe and Neil Strauss’ landmark book Generations, which traces the identities of American generations through popular culture and politics back to the colonial era, depicts dozens of epic clashes between old codgers vs. youthful insurgents. The young fight to be heard. The old yell at them to shut up. The old get older and quieter, the young mature and gain influence and replace them. That’s how it was 200 years—and 20 years—ago. Just as their parents looked down on them, Boomers looked down on us Xers. The Gen X/Y divide breaks this pattern. Millennial hipsters (who don’t dress hip— hipsters are dorks) are militant nostalgists. They’ve revived the ancient traditions of our grandparents: martinis, old-fashioned cocktails. They golf. They wear clothes from the 1930s. They watch go-go 12 dancers. (Feminist radical lesbian ones.)





Boise Globe, designed by Volkan Alkanoglu of Atlanta, Ga., was one of three finalists that were ultimately nixed.

Boise millennials work overtime to create new businesses


GEORGE PRENTICE You don’t have to like your co-workers, let alone your business partners. “But it certainly functions better,” said Ali Farber. “I think it was…” “I think it was one of the reasons we did so well,” said Jennie Myers, finishing her new colleague’s sentence. “It’s because we clicked; we made that connection.” Farber, a marketing specialist for Boisebased investment firm D.B. Fitzpatrick, and Myers, creative director for Drake Cooper Advertising Agency, had little in common when they were teamed up with eight other young professionals in September 2012 to brainstorm a new business concept. Nine months later, they’re the co-owners of a company—Be Free Village—that took first prize in the recently wrapped B-Launched 2.0 competition. The top two teams secured seed money to get their companies off the ground, and the entities will be publicly unveiled Wednesday, June 12. “But this is our second job,” said Brooke Green, a district mobility manager for the Community Transportation Association of Idaho. “We were very clear about drawing the line between our B-Launched job and our regular day jobs.” Greene, Farber, Myers and seven other partners, all members of Boise Young Professionals, (sponsor of the B-Launched competition) said “we were drafted together” to become a team by mentors Steve Hodges, 2011 inductee into the Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame, and Faisal Shah, high-tech entrepreneur and co-founder of B-Launched. “And of course, there was no pressure,” said Farber with a big laugh. “We faced the fact that Faisal Shah’s previous two teams won this competition.” With two technology-based wizards as mentors, one might suspect that the latest BLaunched success would be another high-tech innovation, much like most of the competition’s previous entries. “But Faisal kept telling us, ‘You’re not a technology-based group. Do what you do best. Create a brand,’” said Green. Easier said than done. “We started with hundreds of ideas,” said Myers. “We probably spent three months just in the ideation process. It was one of the most difficult exercises I’ve ever been involved with because we were not really given

Lisa Bloomquist and Jared Buff, two of Be Free Village’s 10 partners, prepare to unveil their gluten-free meal box June 12, with test marketing already under way in select Boise hotels.

a particular sandbox to play in.” The “sandbox” they ended up in was far afield from high-tech but equally vast: the food industry. “We ended up looking at food allergies and, in particular, being gluten-free,” said Lisa Bloomquist, market specialist for the Boise Valley Economic Partnership by day and BeFree Village partner by night. “Let’s face it, you can’t walk down the aisle of a grocery store without products saying ‘gluten-free’ jumping out at you.” According to a March 2013 survey from the New York-based NPD Group, “almost a third (30 percent) of American adults say they are trying to reduce or exclude gluten from their diets.” “This is estimated to be a $6.5 billion industry by 2014,” said Green. But Be Free Village only wants a tiny slice of that massive pie. “Our target is the traveler, and we want to get to them through hotels,” said Green. “One woman said she spent a week in Mexico, but had to board a bus and try to communicate with people at a grocery store just to get her gluten-free products. She could have had this waiting for her at her hotel.” “This” is an “On the Fly” meal box. “All in, it actually qualifies as a meal, but it’s more snack-based,” said Myers. “Inside, we have crackers, tuna fish, nuts, dried fruit and our own chocolate bar.” Myers called the chocolate bar “super food,” manufactured by Boise-based Good Cacao with a special Be Free Village label. “No GMOs, no artificial colors, plus it’s our exclusive chocolate bar,” she added. Myers said the snack box is already being tested out in two hotels: Hotel 43 in downtown Boise and Spring Hill Suites near Hewlett-Packard, “We made our pitch to them, even prior to winning the competition,” said Farber.

“We’re piloting our first product at $10 a box, which is pretty close to the going rate for snack boxes at airports. And when you look at a hotel mini bar, you can pay $3 for a box of M&Ms.” For now, Be Free Village is a kitchen table operation—quite literally. “We get together at a kitchen table, and pack up the boxes. Right now, we’re at 450 boxes and you’re looking at the assembly line,” said Green waving her arm across a room filled with her partners. As for the future, Be Free Village wants a wider distribution network, including more hotels and the possible addition of airport gift shops. “And this is just one of a number of proposed snack boxes,” said Farber “We’re looking at a fitness pack, and we want to include other allergies, like dairy and peanuts.” Meanwhile, on the other side of Boise, another team of moguls-in-the-making (which came in second place in the B-Launched competition) was preparing to unveil its own innovation—a smartphone app. “It’s called Cray Say,” said Sarah Wolfe, account manager with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. Riffing off the term “cray cray”—slang for “crazy”—Wolfe said the team added “‘say’ because that means the things that people are saying through social media, or even an abbreviation for ‘savings.’” One of Wolfe’s partners, Gordie Tamayo, owner of, a promoter of professional boxing matches, said his team wanted to target 20-something millennials. “They’re attached to their smartphones 24/7,” he said. “And if you can figure out a way to push a store’s brand through that medium, you’ve got a winner.” The Cray Say team said the younger the consumer, the less effec10 tive traditional media—such as print,

Art isn’t easy. So wrote Stephen Sondheim in “Putting it Together,” an artist’s lament of trying to please critics and financial supporters. And true to form, a blue ribbon panel has now changed its mind about funding any of the finalists that it once thought would be appropriate to adorn the plaza of Boise City Hall. “We decided, unanimously, that none of these should be built,” Dana Zuckerman, interim executive director of the Capital City Development Corporation, told a stunned CCDC commission June 10. The announcement was a 180-degree reversal from what some had already considered an exhaustive process: The city launched a nationwide competition to design and construct one of the city’s highest profile art projects, with a price tag of $200,000. Fifty-four artists applied, including five Idaho artists. But the Gem State artists were immediately eliminated, because the panel issued an RFQ versus a RFP. Simply put, the panel was more interested in the qualifications (as in request for qualifications) instead of the proposed artwork (as in request for proposal). In March, the city’s Department of Arts and History argued that it had good reason to eliminate the Idahoans, because “none of them had done projects over $50,000,” Karen Bubb, the city’s public art manager, said at the time. The panel culled the entries down to three finalists (from Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin) and put the proposals on display in the lobby of City Hall for public comments. The feedback, on the city of Boise’s own website, was stinging: “Our Boise representatives failed miserably on our behalf.” “Please start over.” “I have to wonder if any members of the selection panel are even originally from Idaho.” Zuckerman said the panel would start over and change the rules. “None of these finalists represent Boise,” she said. “We’re going to put out a request for actual proposals, not qualifications, and we hope this will be helpful. It would be great to have someone representing our area.” CCDC has a direct interest in getting it right. The urban renewal agency fronted $100,000 for the project, matched by another $100,000 from the city of Boise. —George Prentice


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ALL OVER THE MAP Sesqui Shop exhibit shows how the City of Boise found its way CHRIS GRAPES In the early 1860s, residents of the newly founded city of Boise navigated by landmarks, the occasional hand-drawn map or even by the sun and stars. Today’s citizens are more inclined to turn to smartphones and let their GPS decide their best routes. Celebrating the city’s 150th anniversary—its sesquicentennial—that gradual shift is currently on display at Boise’s SesquiShop, in the Finding Your Way Home exhiArterial Street Sleve, a paper clay and acrylic artwork by Jeanju Clifton, is one of many maps—traditional and ornamental—tracing the City of Boise’s history in Finding Your Way Home at the Sesqui Shop. bition, a collection of historical and artistic maps from the 1863 founding of Boise up to the present day. family reunion they ever had. I’m hoping ful, Boise’s pre-automobile grid system was Rachel Reichert, Sesqui-Shop operations people will mark their ancestral home.” untouched by traffic lights or even stop signs. manager, told Boise Weekly that the project On still another wall, artist Seth Ogilvie’s In a far corner of the Sesqui-Shop exhibicame together almost by fate. “Marking Boise” lets people identify their tion hangs a bomb shelter map from the “Two [grant-funded] projects happened to home on a map using pins and string, literally 1960s, with a few facsimile guides on how to be map-based projects, she said. “While I was construct your own home away from armaged- weaving a network of visitors. developing the monthly programming, I kind “We just look on our phones, or we go on don. The map is chilling, evoking Cold War of knew I wanted to work with maps somethe Internet,” said Ogilvie. “We don’t realize memories. how, and it all just tied together.” that someone else is marking our journey for In contrast to traditional maps, the exhibiAs for her own need for maps, Rachel us. People even drive their cars off into a river admitted, “I get lost all the time, and I’ve lived tion also includes an array of maps created because the GPS tells them to.” by Boise residents, showing a here for a while.” In less than four hours after the exhibimore human aesthetic by demPerhaps the exhibition’s most See a slideshow of Finding onstrating what Boise means to tion’s June 8 debut (it runs until Saturday, significant piece is the very first Your Way Home maps at June 29), Ogilvie’s map had already gained the people who live here. city plat, circa July 1863, on Two interactive installations nearly 250 points, several of which stretch far display in the entrance. Studded BOISE SESQUI-SHOP allow visitors to add their own outside the city limits, off the map and across with 19th century photos of 1008 Main Street, Boise state lines. Fittingly, across from the display personal touch to the displays. Boise’s original buildings, the 208-433-5670, is the exhibit “Sister Cities,” by Chad ErpeldArtist Byron Folwell includes plat maps a mere four square colored markers for visitors to ing, examining the internationality of maps blocks. add significant places to a map. and cities, using cut-up paper maps of United On an opposite wall, a handStates cities to complement maps of their “I’m hoping someone will add a marker quilted map displays Boise’s expansion over overseas sister cities, proving that Boise’s indicating that they celebrated Boise’s original the years, supplemented by an original 1890 population, 150 years after its founding, has lithograph showing an illustrated aerial view of centennial in 1963,” said Byron. “I’m hoping come from all over the map. Boise at the time. Appearing quaint and peace- people will mark their wedding, or the best

radio and network television—becomes. “The social network isn’t a fad; it’s here and it’s growing by leaps and bounds,” said Tamayo. “Millennials throw mail advertisements right into the trash. These are consumers who go online and their purchasing power is only growing more significant.” Tamayo and Wolfe’s partner, Mike Miraglio, who spends his days working for Terra Graphics Environmental Engineering, flipped around a laptop to show Boise Weekly a demonstration of how Cray Say works. “We’re building a mobile platform that helps store brands connect with consumers at a time that they’re most likely to buy something,” said Miraglio. “Picture this: You’re walking near a store that probably has a Facebook or Twitter account. But as you walk into the location, Cray Say sees where you are and pulls all of that information into one simple click. Most businesses are currently spending countless dollars and time constantly trying to improve their social 9

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media presence, but our app brings all of it together. As you’re walking or driving near a retail location, you’ll find out all kinds of things about what’s on sale and what’s new that interests you in particular. Of course, it uses GPS technology. And the store can track it all and customize it.” Tamayo, ever the salesman, couldn’t resist overstating, “You’re going to get pure awesomeness.” Awesomeness aside, Cray Say was awarded $10,000 for its second-place effort—money that will be used for further product development. BeFree Village was awarded $30,000. More importantly, each team of partners was given 49 percent of its company’s equity (their mentors were granted 51 percent). The young partners can buy out their mentors, or at least purchase majority ownership of the companies, within two years. By then, they may need to quit their day jobs. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


STEVE TROUT Architect has designs on Boise GEORGE PRENTICE

Pardon my pun, but was it always in your plans to work for your dad? Not really. I wanted to be a photographer, a musician or an architect, pretty much in that order. Was being an architect the least romantic of the three? Actually, I’ve learned over time that it’s the most romantic. There has never been a boring job or a boring day in the 30-some years that I’ve been doing this. Did you ultimately decide to go to school for architecture? I was sidetracked because I was a pretty good ski-racer. Downhill was my specialty. I was skiing in a national competition in 1974 but I fell and broke my leg—a double spiral of the femur. I retired from skiing and went back to the University of Idaho to finish my degree in architecture. What was one of your earlier public construction projects that we might be familiar with? In about 1987, it was the Boise Art Museum. We took the original building and built the new front and a major expansion.


What was the price tag back then? A little under $1 million. It would be considerably higher today. And you’ve worked a few times on Boise City Hall. We remodeled that building several times. We didn’t do the latest project. Let’s talk about the River Sculpture in front of the Grove Hotel. [BW, News, “A River Runs Through it… Sometimes,” May 22, 2013]. The city of Boise turned to you to provide some analysis on that sculpture, which has fallen into disrepair. It’s definitely a piece of art and in a very prominent space [the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street]. It might not have been what I would have done and you hear some criticism, but we found that a lot of people really like it. But it’s damaged and the misting feature hasn’t worked for a while now. Your report, which was very detailed, had two options. One, was to fix it… And the other is de-accession. I don’t think many people have heard that


One could assume that Steve Trout has seen it all in Boise. In fact, he usually sees it before anyone else. As owner and architect-in-charge of Trout Architects—the Boise firm that his father, Ed, founded in 1968—Trout has envisioned a multitude of projects: museums, libraries, medical facilities, restaurants, motels, galleries and countless homes. He speaks softly but directly and doesn’t waste too many words. Simply put, Trout gets to the point, kind of like his pencil (yes, he still hand-sketches), which he uses to turn dreams into reality. In the middle of a modest 27th Street office filled with blueprints, 3-D models and state-ofthe-art technology, Boise Weekly got Trout to do something rare: sit down (he usually works standing up) to talk about Eco-Art, the ill-fated river sculpture and his future designs for the city he loves.

term. Neither had I. It means to take it back, to return it to the artist. The recommendation to repair the sculpture costs about $140,000. Does that mean that it will be better, or will the sculpture be what it always should have been? It will be better in terms of maintenance and cost. I read in your report that when the mist is turned on, the water drains to the street. The drain at the bottom never got connected and the water runs across the sidewalk. Where is the final decision on whether to fix it? I think they’re doing more research and exploring funding options. You’re currently working on an pretty interesting public art project that we’ll see soon. The Capital City Development Corporation hired us to retain an artist, and I turned to Dwaine Carver. He used to work here at the firm as an architectural designer. Dwaine designed something called a heliotrope. At Eighth and Main streets, there is a row of trees in front of the U.S. Bank Building and this sculpture will be aligned with those trees. Paint a word picture for me of what it will look like.


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It looks like a tornado, but there appears to be some greenery inside. We’ll work with the city’s forester to install different types of vines. This project is something called “Eco-Art.” I think we’re going to have it in place by September. How would you rate Boise architecturally? Actually, I think we were lucky to be about 20 years behind the times. If you remember the early 1970s, cities all across the country were tearing things down, screwing things up. People here said, “Time out, and stop tearing down Boise’s downtown.” What does Boise’s architecture need for its future? Adventurous, smart, well-educated developers. And we have some, but they’ve had to be cautious lately.

you think linear and think you’re going to get to the end with a preconceived number, that will never happen. You have to be able to throw your work away, start over and work at it until you get it right. How has your business succeeded all of these years? I think we’ve learned to live on the cheap. Obviously, our office isn’t extremely wellappointed. I must admit that I’ve been in fancier offices of architects here in Boise. We’re not in it for the big money. Do you work primarily standing up? I don’t sit very often. I’m usually standing at my table but I’m not computer-free; I’ve got four separate monitors there. However, I still sketch by hand and that’s a bit of a lost art.

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RALL They grow beards—retrosexual Civil War ones. They open restaurants—re8 ally good restaurants—whose menus and harken back to the 19th century. Steampunk could never have been a big Gen X thing. We’re scrappy and stripped down. They’re baroque. Millennial pop culture is about flat effect: mumblecore movies and all-attitude-no-plot TV shows like Arrested Development, emoinfluenced music, every member of every band dressed like they’re showing up to roof your house. Even their taste in cars is boring. And kind of dumb. Boomers’ countless faults aside, let’s give them this: They knew what they wanted. They loved. They hated. They wanted revolution. Which was one of the things Xers hated about Boomers: They came so close to revolution and they friggin’ gave up. Gen Y revolution? It’s hard to imagine such a generation shooting anyone or blowing anything up. That, I think, gets close to the mystery of the millennials. They’ve been horribly screwed—even more than us Gen Xers. Millennials are mired in student loan debt. They will never make much money or get any government benefits or get much of anything out of the system. Why aren’t they pissed off? Writing in The New York Observer, Peter Hyman argues that Gen X and Gen Y shouldn’t

be as cozy as they are. That it’s our (X’s) fault that Y hasn’t made its own mark: “The old generational identities that once defined us have broken down, and the net result is a messy temporal mashup in which 40-somethings act like skateboarders, 20-somethings dress like the grandfather from My Three Sons, tweens attend rock concerts with their parents and toddlers are exposed to the ethos of hardcore punk.” And it’s up to Gen X to fix it (like everything else, apparently): “I know guys whose style of dress and off-duty interests haven’t changed a lick since college. They devote their free time to movies about comic-book heroes, to video games and to fantasy football. No, they aren’t hurting anybody. But perhaps what we really need to do is put on suits and take our wives out for expensive dinners, like our dads before us.” That burns. I’m wearing skinny black jeans and a Dead Kennedys T-shirt as I write this. One problem with writing about generational politics is that it requires sweeping generalizations. You can point to a million exceptions. And of course, there’s absolutely nothing anyone can do about it. These things simply are. Another is that you risk pissing people off… people you like. We Xers think you millennials are awesome. We just wish you’d act your age. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Gloria wanted to buy something to commemorate what many women consider the most important day of their life. The Pocatello grandmother found what romantics call true love in her later years. She had already raised a family and was beginning to welcome a new generation of grandchildren into her life when she met the person she wanted to grow old beside. She didn’t need anything fancy or flashy to spark memories of their union. Just something simple, yet special to remind herself of the day she said, “I do.” A windsock caught her eye. She imagined the light fabric dancing in the wind that rolled across the Snake River Plain and blew through her Pocatello neighborhood. She imagined the wind sock hanging from the couple’s home, greeting visitors with its vibrant rows of color, sewn parallel to one another to create a rainbow patchwork in the breeze. “We’ve never flown it,” Gloria said. “I’m afraid to.” Gloria and Eve said, “I do,” 17 years ago in a commitment ceremony; and, like many same-sex couples in Idaho, they live in fear. Gloria fears what would happen if the rainbow of colors flew outside her and her partner’s eastern Idaho home. Would someone throw rocks in the window? Would they find their tires slashed? Would they face eviction? Beyond instances of hate-based violence—which often go unreported or improperly prosecuted—Idahoans like Gloria have faced eviction and termination, even been refused accommodation. Such discrimination happens legally and without recourse in many parts of the state, prompting Boise Weekly to withhold the names of some sources in this article to protect their safety and security. The past year signaled progress in the movement toward


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lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Idaho, with the passage of ordinances extending anti-discrimination protections for gender identity and sexual orientation. People in Boise, Moscow, Ketchum, Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene are now guaranteed protection from discrimination in housing, employment and accommodations under a patchwork of laws that sew an unfinished quilt of civil rights. The quilt covers some Idahoans, but Gloria said too many people live in fear and that Idaho needs a blanket. “I know a man who is 80 years old and will go to his grave in the closet about his partner of 34 years. People shouldn’t have to live like that,” Gloria said. “You can’t take the chance [coming out] because there’s no [state] law that says you can’t discriminate.”

ITS TIME HAS COME Idaho’s patchwork of protection symbolizes social movement for some—a shift in values and morals, a move toward social change. Others see the unfinished quilt as a local antidote to a state’s refusal to offer a blanket. And for many, spotty anti-discrimination laws can’t lift the veil of fear that obscures equality fast enough. “If we are going to stay as a republic, there has to be one general rule that we are all equal under the law. Until that happens, people will feel that they are not full citizens, that they are not full people and they are not full Americans because they cannot fully participate,” said Monica Hopkins, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho. Lawmakers and advocates have pushed Idaho legislators to add the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the Idaho Human Rights Act for the past seven years. Their efforts came up dry as lawmakers refused to grant the legislation hearings. The tenor of the efforts shifted this year. “Add the Words” legislation cosponsors didn’t ask for a hearing. They didn’t even introduce legislation. They listened to lawmakers. “There are different levels of awareness in different parts of the state. There is a difference in outlook. It’s very important that we do not attempt to pass legislation that the people of Idaho are not comfortable with. But we believe that when the people of Idaho understand what the issues are, they will be

comfortable with this legislation,” said Boise Democrat Rep. Grant Burgoyne. Hopkins counts a year of success on the LGBT rights movement. Five local municipalities passed anti-discrimination ordinances, and the legislative efforts shifted toward dialogue and education, beginning with a joint House and Senate panel discussion that highlighted the need for anti-discrimination protections. It’s a need not all policymakers see, advocates say. The Sandpoint City Council met dissent from opponents who thought the state already offered protections from gender identity and sexual orientation-based discrimination. And some align equal rights with special rights, Burgoyne said. “The civil-rights laws do not create special rights. These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, on the basis of gender or the basis of religion and other factors that people are essentially born with and cannot change. We all have a sexual orientation and we all have a gender identity. When this legislation passes, my heterosexual sexual orientation will be protected just like a gay man’s sexual orientation will be protected from discrimination,” Burgoyne said. “I feel confident that this legislation will become law someday,” he added. “The issue is, that for those it affects, it cannot come soon enough.” Idaho’s four city ordinances have spurred advocates who can’t wait for action from the Legislature to look beyond Idaho for civil-rights protections—and they have forced people to look at anti-discrimination protections as a backyard issue, said Jessica McCafferty, ACLU of Idaho LGBT equality fellow. “Before, it was easy to think, this is a statewide issue, this is a legislative thing and the Idaho Legislature has a certain way of doing things. You have to massage messages and talk about things a certain way in order to get legislation passed, and we’ve tried that and it hasn’t worked. Now, people feel the obtainable is close and they can have a stake in it and in making their cities welcoming and they can have that value on the books,” McCafferty said. “There are a lot of people out there who want to see this happen. It’s now an option,” Hopkins said. It’s become an option, in part because of local policymakers’ proximity to their constituents, Hopkins said. “If you serve on municipal government, you go to the grocery store and you run into a constituent. You mow your lawn and you run into a constituent and you have to answer to them all


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year long. You meet once a week and tackle a slew of issues that are printed in the local newspaper, and when you’re mowing your lawn on Saturday, you might run into a neighbor who stops and asks, ‘Why did you vote that way or why didn’t you vote that way?’” It’s not unusual for local governments to act before state policymakers, said Gary Moncrief, Boise State University political science professor, listing instances of cities passing smoking bans, gun restrictions, even texting while driving measures. “All of these are basically examples of cities passing ordinances that are more progressive than what the state was willing to do, but it could go the other way—where state policymakers are more progressive, some local governments, probably most likely to be rural counties, might pass more conservative ordinances,” he said. Either way, Moncrief said, legislatures more often than not need to be prodded into action. “I am fond of telling my legislative and state policy classes that a favorite phrase among policymakers is, ‘Its time has come,’” he said. “Legislatures, especially in states like Idaho, are generally not agents of rapid change. Sometimes it takes years to bring the policymakers around, especially absent very clear evidence of the policy preferences of the public. But eventually, policy does change as legislators become more comfortable with and knowledgeable about the issue, and as coalitions develop.” That process may finally be happening in Idaho, Moncrief added. “The ‘informational session’ on Add the Words was a very positive step in this regard, in my opinion. Maybe not a big enough step for many, but it was important in getting the legislators to start to view this as a legitimate issue,” he said. “Remember, it took years to get a Martin Luther King holiday established in Idaho. But eventually, ‘Its time had come.’”

can disappear in a second. “People commute to Boise from Nampa, Caldwell and Meridian for work. They have protections at work in Boise, but they don’t have protection at home in Meridian,” said Lisa Perry with the Add the Words campaign. Gloria said if Pocatello laws looked like Boise laws, the windsock and its rainbow of colors that have come to symbolize gay rights, pride and freedom would come out of storage and sway in the Idaho wind. But the rainbow stays in the box. At least for now, she said. Gloria made a plea for municipal protections before a packed Pocatello City Council meeting in April. On the agenda: a local ordinance that would expand gender identity and sexual orientation protections to Pocatello residents and visitors. “I stood up for the first time and said I was gay. I said that night that there are a lot of people like me—people who quietly live a life of fear—senior citizens who can barely walk, let alone march and we are gay and we are afraid. We are afraid that senior housing would not be available, afraid that someday that job will disappear or our tires will be slashed or there will be graffiti on our homes. I felt very strongly that there were people like me who were living a quiet life of fear, who were afraid to speak out.” After a yearlong process of study groups and lobbying, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad cast the tie-breaking vote to defeat Pocatello’s measure. The Idaho State Journal reported that the loss followed a last ditch effort by the Mormon church to sway the council behind closed doors through meetings with a conservative lobbying group. Bald didn’t respond to Boise Weekly’s request for an interview. Pocatello City Council passed an amended version of an anti-discrimination ordinance June 6. A watered-down version of the measure contained small business exemptions and required IDs for restroom use, but those additions were stripped amid vocal dissent before the council passed the ordinance with a 4-2 vote. Pocatello’s initial vote marked the first defeat in local efforts to pass protections and a night of apologies from Gloria to her partner. “I said, ‘I’m sorry, I let you down. I came out and they didn’t pass the ordinance and I put us in danger.’“ Gloria left the meeting to find $700 worth of vandalism to her car tires. And she promptly went back into the closet. It’s legal to evict, fire or refuse service to someone in Idaho because of their sexual


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orientation or gender identity. “We know that no one in our community should fear losing a job, losing a home or being turned away from a restaurant for who they love,” Boise City Council member Lauren McLean told council members before they unanimously passed an ordinance in December 2012 that added “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the city’s anti-discrimination code. “Discrimination tears at the fabric of our community and unless we take steps as leaders to end it, people—our loved ones, friends and colleagues—can’t or don’t fully participate in the community and the fabric of our community that makes us whole. Because we’re in a position to change that, we should,” McLean said. McLean’s comments came on the heels of emotional testimony before the City Council in November 2012 that had many telling stories of fear, discrimination and a life of lies to policymakers for the first time. Council members saw an enormous sign in the back of the auditorium decrying sodomy and heard limited commentary decrying special rights. But the marginal messages were drowned out by five hours of testimony that largely recounted stories of fear, discrimination and lies. People spoke of terminations, prying job interviews that mined answers about relationship status, and anti-gay assaults. A moving testament came from Add the Words Co-Chair Mistie Tolman, who spoke of working in an environment of terror and fear—one where she kept coworkers at distance, where photos of family members stayed hidden away and where she stood on shaky ground. “Small innocuous questions become the difference between livelihood and not,” she said. The Boise City Council heard testimony that advocates have pleaded with state lawmakers to hear for seven years. “They are missing the human aspect of this story. They’re not hearing the stories that pinpoint how important these protections are. They’re saying that these stories don’t matter,” Perry said. Advocates say if lawmakers would listen, they’d hear voices that echo the pleas and fears heard before the Boise City Council. Voices that align with a panel discussion that came out of the last legislative session that had business leaders touting the economic benefits of equality, clergy aligning anti-discrimination protections with the teachings of Jesus Christ and policymakers calling protections the right thing to do. They’d hear of opportunities lost to

a life of secrecy and of the freedom that rings when laws protect all people. “It’s a life of incredibly close-kept secrecy. It has limited their life choices and you’ll never be able to measure that,” former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour said of Gloria and others like her. “You have a choice in Idaho, you either live closeted or you limit your choices.” And the closet isn’t an easy place to live. Laws that protect people on the job extend beyond a person’s work life, Hopkins said. When a person doesn’t have to hide who they are at work, they can take their significant other to Christmas parties, they can take their spouse to a co-worker’s wedding, they can have a picture of their partner on their desk, Hopkins said. “What that does for a community is it allows people to live as their whole selves,” she said. “I would challenge people to take one day and try to go through that day without talking about your significant other. Try to make it through one whole day without mentioning that other person. And strip your workplace of any remnants that might indicate that you have a significant other or a family with that significant other. And see what happens. You’ll constantly have to be checking your pronouns; you’re constantly going to have to remember who you told what. If you’ve ever told a little white lie upon a little while lie, upon a little while lie, you’ve realized that you’re hiding your whole self. You’re constantly checking and rechecking yourself. It creates a hyper-nervousness and you don’t feel safe.”



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LIVING WITHOUT FEAR Former Sandpoint City Council member John Reuter saw freedom fly after the Idaho panhandle city become the first municipality in the state to pass anti-discrimination protections. The avowed Republican didn’t see the issue as a conservative or liberal issue. It was about doing what’s right. “It’s the civil-rights issue of my generation, of this era, of our time. I really felt like I was obligated to act,” he said. Reuter recalled a woman who came to the Sandpoint measure’s hearing. She stood quietly in the auditorium and never testified. Weeks after the ordinance passed, the woman came to thank Reuter. She said she was afraid to testify but told him that she could now bring WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

her partner to parties. “The people who need the protection that the [Idaho Human Rights] act would provide are afraid to speak out because they don’t have the protection that this act would provide,” Reuter said in a February panel discussion. “For me, this issue was about living without fear. Why should people live in fear?” Suzie Matsuura found that same fearfueled silence in Pocatello. The Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee chair began digging into research, city codes and evidence of discrimination as she prepped for the introduction of Pocatello’s anti-discrimination ordinance. She heard story after story of abuse and discrimination: One mother lost her teen son to suicide after enduring the anti-gay taunts of school bullies; an Idaho State University student felt powerless after her landlord entered her apartment without notice and demanded that she immediately vacate because she was gay; a convenience store clerk lost his job after his boss called him gay. “They were anonymous because people are afraid,” Matsuura said of the stories she collected. “You could lose your job just because someone thinks you’re gay.” Billie also remains silent. “I am not out,” said Billie, a Pocatello native. “I’m 40 years old and I have never held the hand of my significant other in my hometown.” Billie came out at the Pocatello City Council hearing, but like Gloria, reclaimed her silence after the nay votes overrode the passage of Pocatello’s ordinance. “When I said my name, I paused,” Billie said, remembering the risks she took appearing at the meeting. “Most people who came into that [meeting] didn’t have a sense of being protected.” Fear drives silence beyond the hearing room and workplace. Boise Weekly found fear prevents many victims of anti-gay hate crimes from reporting attacks to police, knowing that if they report that they were kicked and punched between homophobic slurs, that gaybashing becomes part of the public record and could draw questions about their sexuality and open them to discrimination. If theses voices could speak and lawmakers would listen, Matsuura said legislators would hear voices echoing the same story. “You’d hear a plea for fairness. They’d say, help me, I’m not getting a fair shake,” she said.

orientation and gender identity minorities less and less different and the collective outings have turned the tides toward LGBT rights. “The more people that are out, the harder it is to sell a stereotype,” he said. But there’s a catch-22, Blazak said. Fear keeps people in those closets and those closets limit the progress that creates the changes. Still, “In a few short years, discussions have changed. Young boys are taught that a real man steps in when someone is bullied. There’s been such a change around gay marriage. There are more and more straightgay alliances,” he said. “We’ll look back at this as a leap. We’ll also look back at it with a certain amount of sadness.” State and national surveys show a swell of support for LGBT rights. Almost all Idaho voters—93 percent—think that skill and ability should be the basis of a person’s employment, not sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a 2011 poll carried out by noted Republican pollster Moore Information and commissioned by the ACLU of Idaho. The same survey found that 78 percent of Idahoans favor anti-discrimination legal protection for the LGBT community.

“To fail to make policy that reflects that is either the height of cowardice or the height of cruelty,” LeFavour said. “I think we have a critical mass [of lawmakers] that knows it’s the right thing to do in their conscience. The only thing standing in the way is politics,” she said. Until politics change, family gatherings won’t feel quite right for Gloria. Her 15-year-old granddaughter lives out-of-state and she herself is slowly coming out. She wears her hair short. Her clothes hang on the masculine end of the gender continuum. And her grandparents worry what she might encounter on the streets of Pocatello. “You’d think that we of all people would encourage her to spend a few weeks with us. But we can’t do it. If we lived in Boise, it would be a whole different story. She could walk around and be safe. I would like my granddaughter to visit and know that she’s welcome and she’s going to be safe,” Gloria said. “And before I go to my grave, I would like to fly my rainbow windsock without being afraid.”

CATCH-22 “Coming out makes a huge impact. It’s a courageous act,” said Randy Blazak, sociology professor at Portland State University and executive director of the Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime. Social movements swell from small ripples that build waves of change. Blazak sees each step out of the closet as akin to the small feats that propelled the civil-rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s forward. Each outing challenges oppression, stereotypes and prejudice and become the LGBT rights movement’s march to Selma, sit-ins at lunch counters and refusal to give up the front seat on the bus. Every act of coming out makes sexual WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY JUNE 12-13 rainbow BOISE PRIDE WEEK In the 15 years since Ellen Degeneres came out of the closet on network television, openly gay characters have become fixtures on everything from soap operas and reality TV to World Wrestling Entertainment. That has created a generation of people who reject the notion that the LGBT community is separate from mainstream culture. In November 2012, Boise passed an ordinance protecting residents from being fired or denied housing on account of sexual orientation. That makes five cities in Idaho that have passed such ordinances. But the struggle continues, giving Boise Pride Week, which ends Saturday, June 15, even more importance. Kick off the Pride celebration with Pride Movie Night at The Flicks Wednesday, June 12. Boise’s indie theater presents Weekend, a film about a gay man whose one-night stand grows into something more. Starring Tom Cullen and Chris New, Weekend delves into themes of personal authenticity and honesty. The film starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $10 at the door. Join the Idaho Tennis Association on Thursday, June 13, for the Boise Pride Tennis Party at Camels Back Park from 6-7:30 p.m. They’ll provide equipment and instructors are ready with games and drills. Prizes will be given for best costume, so be sure to dress as something other than your favorite tennis player. The event is open to anyone age 15 and older, and food and drinks will be provided. If you’re still feeling the competitive spirit, Humpin’ Hannah’s is throwing the Boise Voice Extravaganza. Register at 7:30 p.m. for the competition. For those on the fence about singing in public, remember that the best singer wins $300 and 15 minutes of fame, aka, the chance to perform with the Rocci Johnson Band. The celebrity judges include Matt Bragg, Minerva Jayne and Kris Jenkins, with emcees Rocci Johnson, Doug Flanders and Kate McGwire. Check out additional performances by musicians like Rebecca Scott and Deb Sager, Margaret Stigers, Matt Bragg and Leta Neustaedter. Competition starts at 8 p.m. and admission costs $5 at the door, $20 for competitors and $25 for VIP seating. Pride Week events run through Saturday, June 15. For a complete list of events, visit Pride Movie Night, Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4288,; Boise Pride Tennis Party, Thursday, June 13, 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 13th St., Boise,; Boise Voice Extravaganza, Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. $5 admission, $20 competitors, $25 VIP, Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 W. Main St., Boise, 208-484-9332,;

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flux capacitor BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES PRESENTS BACK TO THE FUTURE Leave the portals, vortexes, worm holes and phone boxes at home. When it comes to time traveling in style, Doc Brown’s DeLorean is the only way to go. Boise Classic Movies brings Back to the Future to the City of Trees Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Part one of the trilogy follows high school rocker Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) after he borrows a mad scientist’s time machine fashioned from a 1985 DeLorean sports car. An accidental crash landing in 1955 and a chance encounter with his teenaged parents begins to unravel his family history. Equipped with knowledge of the future, Marty has one week to fix a time machine that hasn’t been invented yet, and mend his parents’ relationship before he ceases to exist. We could go on and on about Flux Capacitors, hitting 88 mph in a parking lot and whatever the hell a “jigawatt” is, but it’s easier to state the facts: Not only is Back to the Future a 1980s throwback with a soundtrack that still holds up after 28 years, but it could potentially introduce the Robert Zemeckis classic to a generation buried in touch screens and Twitter. If that’s not enough, at the very least, this screening further solidifies that science fiction is cool in any decade. 7 p.m. $9-$11. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-387-1273,

SATURDAY JUNE 15 verse IDAHO POETRY PANEL If all you know about poetry is limited to the verses laid down by rappers or the Shakespeare you had to read in school, cruise down to the Idaho Poetry Panel at Rediscovered Books Saturday, June 15, and learn poetry from two seasoned scholars and Idaho natives: Boise’s first Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh and Harvard English instructor Elisabeth Sharp McKetta. Raptosh and McKetta offer their perspectives on the past, present and future of poetry in

Idaho, from singing the glories of the Foothills to the depths of Payette Lake. The evening starts with a spontaneous writing exercise in which participants are encouraged to jot down their favorite words onto note cards. Raptosh and McKetta will then use the words to create random acts of poetry. Each attendee will receive a short piece of freshly produced, hand-picked poetry from the compilation of verse created on the spot by both women. After crafting spontaneous lines from words picked by audience members, the two writers will discuss poetry and its relationships to the communities that influence it, focusing on the Treasure Valley and its relationship with the written WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Mmmm, beer.


Think of it as Halloween in June.

seinfeld BREW-FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US Remember the Festivus episode of Seinfeld, when George Costanza’s dad invented the holiday, invited the Seinfeld gang over for dinner and challenged everyone to feats of strength and a barrage of brutal honesties? That episode encapsulated the spirit of fatherhood, presenting an image of a man disenchanted with ho-hum, rote observances of conventional holidays and with a penchant for both awkwardness and inventiveness. Get inventive yourself this Father’s Day by celebrating a day early with a staple of fatherhood: beer. Brewers from around the Treasure Valley are getting together Saturday, June 15, at PowerHouse Event Center for Brew-Festivus For The Rest of Us, a celebration of Boise’s growing beer community. From 3 p.m.-midnight, craft breweries Crooked Fence Brewing, The Ram, Slanted Rock Brewing, Payette Brewing Co., Kilted Dragon, Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, Sockeye Brewing and 10 Barrel Brewing will have enough beer on hand to leave dad feeling the love the next day. And while “brew” is in the gathering’s name, there will also be food from B29 Streatery, Brewforia and Basilio’s Tacos for those who need some eats to go with the copious consumption of liquid treats. The whole event will be set to live DJ music. Tickets are $25 and include 15 beer vouchers good for— you guessed it—suds and good times. 3-10 p.m. $25. PowerHouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-4055,

word. A poetry workshop will follow, in which participants hone their writing skills with advice from Raptosh and McKetta. To keep growling stomachs from interrupting things, refreshments will be provided by The Basque Market. The Idaho Poetry panel


starts at 5 p.m. and admission is free. Bring your bag of rhymes but leave the mic and Shakespeare for Dummies at home. 5 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-367-4229,

SATURDAY JUNE 15 in the garden CARNEVALE Calling all steampunks: Refinerii Industrial Revelations is coming back to Boise with its third annual Carnevale. This public, family friendly event celebrates all things steampunk Saturday, June 15, in an evening of art and fashion at Idaho Botanical Garden that runs from 5-10 p.m. General admission is $10, although IBG members get in for just $7 and kids ages 5-12 pay $6. Carnevale returns due to the efforts of Refinerii’s own J. Amber Conger. A welder and artist, Conger’s many sculptures have been seen across the Treasure Valley since 2006. Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion— the theme for 2013 is Venetian Carnevale with a steampunk twist. The evening’s lineup of events includes fashion shows, tarot readings, magic shows, costume contests and a Pele Rising fire performance headlining the night. Other attractions include vendor booths and a fantasy makeover station, where attendees can add a little extra steampunk flare to their ensemble. Wondering what the hell this steampunk thing is? It’s a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature loosely inspired by the 19th century and steam-powered industries. Steampunk staples utilize any number of grungy or antiquated items like top hats, gears, cogs and keys for mechanically adorned outfits, while a wide range of supernatural themes and an air of dark whimsy can be found throughout. The pop-culture phenomenon has spawned video games, movies, graphic novels and TV shows. It’s a difficult genre to pin down and every die-hard steampunk has his or her own definition, but for the purpose of the Carnevale, it’s an eclectic showcase of creativity and elbow grease. 5-10 p.m. FREE-$10. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

DRIFT REPUBLIC DENIM Ever since Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis riveted together their first pair of blue jeans in the 1870s, the race has been on to make the toughest, comfiest and best-looking denim jeans. That race has gone in some interesting directions—just check out the so-called “Canadian tuxedo” or JNCOs—but the overall fashion trajectory of the sturdy cotton blend has been positive. June 1 was a milestone for jeans in the Treasure Valley. On that day, Drift Republic Denim Co.’s Kickstarter campaign ended, garnering $16,054 for the Boise startup. Drift Republic builds designer-quality men’s jeans by hand with raw, selvedge cone denim from the White Oak plant in North Carolina, with buttons from Kentucky and leather patches from Chicago. The result is a stylish dungaree made from soft, durable denim that has all the made-in-the-USA street cred you could ask for. The first limited edition run of these baby blues will be shipped to Kickstarter supporters starting in September. Drift Republic is the brainchild of Gabe Wallace and William Holes. In 2012, they founded their jeans company in Boise with no money and no knowledge of the fashion or garment industries. Rather than seeing their lack of experience and location as insurmountable obstacles to their success, they forged ahead to bring Boise—and your wardrobe—a much-needed fashion boost. —Harrison Berry

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 On Stage BLITHE SPIRIT—In this Noel Coward comedy, a novelist looking for source material hires a medium to help him connect with the dead. When the medium conjures the spirit of the novelist’s deceased wife, shenanigans ensue. 8 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—Playwrights, actors and directors from around the country develop 11 new plays that the public can see for free. See website for a complete list of workshops and performances. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall,

Concerts EQUALITY ROCKS PRIDE WEEK CONCERT—Hot Dog Sandwich Headquarters presents a night of love and solidarity to honor, celebrate and promote equal rights for the LGBT community. Featuring Position High, URB, Ben the Drunken Poet and Hot Dog Sandwich. Proceeds benefit Pride Foundation. 8 p.m. By donation. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise. com.

Art FEAST II—Join the Charm School for food and crowdfunding a local art project. 6 p.m. $20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, charmschool. org.

Talks & Lectures MAPPING YOUR KINGDOM— Explore the history and tools of map surveying as part of a monthlong exhibition and SesquiSpeaks. See News, Page 10. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-433-5671, boise150. org.

Kids & Teens INVESTIGATE BAKING—Measure, mix and taste a variety of baked foods, using different methods to make them. Bring a sack lunch. For ages 10-14. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. University of Idaho Ada County Extension Office, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-377-2107.

Odds & Ends BECOME A TEACHER—Learn how to become a certified teacher in Idaho. 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 1-877-669-2228,

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Neil Brookshire (left) and Karen Thoria (right) play lovebirds Claudio and Hero in Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Much Ado About Nothing.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING DOESN’T DAZZLE Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, combining accessible language, romantic entanglements, high- and lowbrow humor and a little drama into a sweet Shakespearean confection. And while Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s latest production of the comedy may not be its most dazzling, or even most memorable, it is still a light morsel for summer audiences. At its heart, Much Ado is a story about love—the search for it, the fear of it, the challenges it brings and its ultimate rewards. Returning home from war, Don Pedro and his band of soldiers, including confidantes Claudio and Benedick, as well as his recently reconciled half-brother (and all-around villain) Don John, arrive in Messina, where they are invited to stay and recuperate by the governor of the town, Leonato. Claudio (Neil Brookshire) quickly falls for Leonato’s daughter, Hero (Karen Thorla), and before the soldiers have been in town one night, the two are set to be married. With a few days to wait before the wedding, the brotherhood decides to while away the time by matching up confirmed bachelor Benedick (J. Todd Adams) and Leonato’s niece Beatrice (Cassandra Bissell), a sharp-tongued woman whose rapier wit is matched only by Benedick’s. The verbal barbs the two throw at each other are easily the high point of the play. Of course, there needs to be a little drama, so Don John (Dan Much Ado About Nothing Lawrence) throws a wrench in Continues through the proceedings by framing Hero Sunday, Aug. 4 as less than virtuous and ing on Claudio’s jealousy. ISF’s production is set in post-WWI Italy, on the cusp of the jazz age, when women were discovering new strength and freedom. That atmosphere of empowerment serves the strong female characters well, especially the smart and selfpossessed Beatrice. The play translates easily into the era, but the era itself unfortunately doesn’t add anything to the play. Heavier use of music and a more raucous atmosphere could have livened the production. Language is allowed to take the spotlight, and under the direction of Sharon Ott, the cast plays with the dialogue, drawing out both subtle and overt humor. ISF veteran David Anthony Smith (Don Pedro), Adams and Bissell are all standouts, as they deftly romp through the complex dialog with well-placed physicality. Fans of the play will certainly notice the recasting of Leonato’s brother, Antonio, as Leonato’s wife, Antonia, played by Lynn Allison. While it might upset purists, the transition works surprisingly well and, in effect, creates another strong female character. While it’s doubtful Much Ado will be the standout production of the ISF season, it is a good primer for the next time you decide to have a verbal battle of the wits. —Deanna Darr WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—Featuring Bryan Saphire. Two for one tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379,

THURSDAY JUNE 13 Festivals & Events BOISE VOICE 2013 XTRAVAGANZA—Common Ground Community Chorus presents a live music performance competition with a cash prize, more music by Rebecca Scott and Deb Sager, Margaret Stigers and more, and giveaways. Register online or by phone. See Picks, Page 18. 7:30 p.m. $5-$20. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-4849332, EVENING IN THE GARDEN—Enjoy wine, music by James and Rochelle Barrett, live and silent auctions, and food from Life’s Kitchen to benefit Habitat for Humanity. 6-9 p.m. $25. FarWest Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4000,

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— When a network of deceptions threatens the love of Hero and Claudio, a quarreling couple— Beatrice and Benedick—join forces to avert disaster. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, THE ODD COUPLE—When the clean-freak and the slob decide to room together, hilarity follows in this Neil Simon comedy. Dinner/show tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance on website. Show-only tickets available online or at the door. 7 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,

Art On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: RON FEINGOLD—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, INSERT FOOT IMPROV COMEDY—9 p.m. $5. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9200,

2013 VALLEY OF PLENTY QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW—View handmade quilts, enter a raffle to win the Basket of Posies quilt, and meet quilters Elaine Armstrong and Phyllis Eager. This year’s theme is Today’s Treasures, Tomorrow’s Antiques. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE-$3. Emmett Middle School, 301 E. Fourth St., Emmett.

Literature BONNIE GILBERT BOOK SIGNING—Author Bonnie Gilbert signs copies of and reads from her book Building for War, gives a presentation and takes questions. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,

Talks & Lectures CHILDHOOD TRAUMA— Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen presents From Earthquakes to Interpersonal Violence: The Impact of Trauma on Early Childhood Development. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Lookout Room, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-2468. WOMEN ON WHEELS BICYCLE FORUM—Join Boise Bicycle Project for ladies-only rides, fashion, wine and cheese. RSVP online. See Rec, Page 36. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520,

Kids & Teens DECORATE YOUR DUDS—Decorate your clothing or breathe life into your old garments. For ages 5-12 years. 9 a.m.-noon. $20. University of Idaho Ada County Extension Office, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise, 208-377-2107.



LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-11. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-331-5666,

FRIDAY JUNE 14 On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: RON FEINGOLD—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221,


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THE ODD COUPLE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021,

Food & Drink


FESTIVAL DEL SOLE—Learn to prepare pasta, pan-seared pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes and strawberry fruit salad with lemon curd. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Fuel for the Soul, LLC, 1941 N. 18th St., Boise, 208-342-7118,

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8 DAYS OUT Art 2013 VALLEY OF PLENTY QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW— See Thursday. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE-$3. Emmett Middle School, 301 E. Fourth St., Emmett. OPENING RECEPTION: GARDEN—Check out new work by Enso Artspace artists Chris Binion, Cate Brigden, Andrea Merrell, Kelly Packer, Lisa Pisano, Christine Raymond, Pamela Swenson and Anna Ura. The theme is spring and summer and the nature of the garden. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Enso Artspace, 120 E. 38th St., Ste. 105, Garden City, 208-991-0117,

Kids & Teens DECORATE YOUR DUDS FOR TEENS—See Thursday. 9 a.m.noon. $20. University of Idaho Ada County Extension Office, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise, 208377-2107.

SATURDAY JUNE 15 Festivals & Events ACLU PRIDE PARTY—Meet at the ACLU office to get your commemorative T-shirt and make a rally sign. For more info or to RSVP, email admin@ or call 208-3449750. 10:15 a.m. FREE. ACLU of Idaho, Boise, 208-344-5243, AFRICAN SUMMER NIGHT BALL—Enjoy an evening of foods, dances, music and fashions from nations across Africa. For more info call Travis Goss at 208-695-6587 or Margaret Goss at 208-695-6514. 7 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553.

BOISE PRIDE RALLY, PARADE AND FESTIVAL—Celebrate Pride Week in Boise with a rally at the Idaho State Capitol steps followed by a parade culminating at the annual Pride Festival in Ann Morrison Park. See Picks, Page 18. 11 a.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol, 700 W, Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705, BOISE EXOTIC FETISH BALL— Join local DJs Noir and Bones for fetish performances by The Redd Queen, T.M. Hatter, Sin and more. 9 p.m. $8 adv., $7 door. The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise, 208-345-4355. BORG ROBOTICS MEETING— Boise Robotics Group is a free club for anyone interested in robotics. Take your robot projects or they can help you find one. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. HobbyTown USA, 3317 N. Cole Road, Boise, 208-376-1942, CARNIVALE—Dress in your Carnivale costume and take in performances by tricksters. See Picks, Page 19. 5-10 p.m. $10, $7 members, $5 youth 5-12. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, COWBOY TRADE DAYS—Buy bits, spurs, saddles, hats, boots and other cowboy-related items. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Roseberry Townsite, 2598 E. Roseberry Road, McCall, 208-634-7631, FLAG DAY YACHT CLUB RALLY—The rally leaves for a poker run to Whitebird with stops in New Meadows and Riggins. Rally returns for a silent auction benefit for Jake Howard, with entertainment provided by Lucky Tongue. Band starts at 6 p.m. 10 a.m. FREE. Yacht Club McCall, 203 E. Lake St., McCall, 208-634-5649,

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO ROUNDUP—Enjoy a barbecue dinner from MickeyRay’s, beer and wine, music from JoyRide, a live and silent auction and mechanical bull rides to benefit Special Olympics Idaho. 6 p.m. $50. Special Olympics Idaho Headquarters, 199 E. 52nd St., Garden City, 800-915-6510, THIRD SPACE SATURDAY—Join Spacebar Arcade, DJ I.G.A. the Independent Grocer and the Vinyl Preservation Society for video games, beer and community. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597, WETLAND ADVENTURES AT HYATT HIDDEN LAKES—Explore the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. Education stations are set up along the trail. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, 5301 N. Maple Grove Road, Boise, YE OLDE RENAISSANCE FAIRE—Celebrate Father’s Day with a live joust, a jousting troupe, food, games, live music and entertainment. Proceeds benefit SNAP, Wednesday’s Child, YES Mentor Program, SHE Inc. and Dream River Ranch. 10 a.m.6 p.m. FREE. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle,

On Stage BLITHE SPIRIT—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: RON FEINGOLD—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, COMEDYSPORTZ: FATHERS VS. MOTHERS—See real-life dads take on actual moms in this Father’s Day improvisational comedy show. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Ste. 184A, Boise, 208-991-4746, LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, THE ODD COUPLE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021,

Food & Drink BREW-FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US—Grab brews from eight local brewers, nosh on food-truck fare and listen to DJs. See Picks, Page 19. 3-10 p.m. $25. PowerHouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-4005. DAWGS, DRAFTS & DOPENESS BBQ—Admission includes one hot dog or one draft. Entertainment by Exit Prose, Big Ups, Rhyme Progression, Crimescene, N8 Larcen, Po.10.Cee, JD Dyslexic and live painting by Sector 17. For ages 21 and older. 3-7 p.m. $5. The Shredder, 430 S. 10th, Boise. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail

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8 DAYS OUT Art 2013 VALLEY OF PLENTY QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW—See Thursday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$3. Emmett Middle School, 301 E. Fourth St., Emmett. FRAMEWORKS ART FEST—Check out art by dozens of local artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. FrameWorks Picture Framing, 10487 W. Overland Road-Five Mile Plaza, Boise, 208-375-8150,

Literature IDAHO POETRY PANEL—Boise Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh and Harvard instructor Elisabeth McKetta write spontaneous poetry for participants, followed by a short workshop and lecture on poetry and its place in the Boise community. See Picks, Page 18. 5 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,



Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

NATIONAL OLDTIME FIDDLERS’ FESTIVAL—Enjoy the National Finals of Fiddling and related festival. Preliminary rounds begin at 8:30 a.m. with final rounds at 6:30 p.m. $2.50-$25. Weiser High School, 690 W. Indianhead Road, Weiser, 208-4142595,

NATIONAL OLDTIME FIDDLERS’ FESTIVAL—See Monday. 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. $2.50-$25. Weiser High School, 690 W. Indianhead Road, Weiser, 208-414-2595, MAGIC SHOW—Join magician Kip Sherry for a magic show. 2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700,

On Stage BLITHE SPIRIT—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221,

Literature SHAWN VESTAL BOOK SIGNING—Shawn Vestal reads from and signs copies of Godforsaken Idaho, his book about growing up Mormon in Idaho. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,

Religious/Spiritual GOD ROCKS! FESTIVAL—Enjoy Christian rock performed by several bands, food, refreshments and entertainment including a raffle, horse rides for kids, booths and games for all ages. 2-9 p.m. $5 donation, under 6 FREE. Red Rock Christian Church, 1124 S. Roosevelt St., Boise, 208-342-2380,

Odds & Ends DWNTWN FLEA—Find local goods, arts and crafts at this flea market. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Bricolage, 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 345-3718, bricoshoppe. com.

SUNDAY JUNE 16 Festivals & Events COWBOY TRADE DAYS—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Roseberry Townsite, 2598 E. Roseberry Road, McCall, 208-634-7631, historicroseberry. com. FATHER’S DAY—Dads get free admission all day. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FREE-$9. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, YE OLDE RENAISSANCE FAIRE—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle,

On Stage BLITHE SPIRIT—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $24-$66. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, LIQUID LAUGHS: PATRICK DEGUIRE—See Thursday. Two for one tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Food & Drink FATHER’S DAY MAN BRUNCH—Enjoy a Father’s Day meal and show support for healthy relationships. Featuring raffle prizes, activities for kids and live music. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $35 adult, $15 children 12 and under. Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-383-4300,

Odds & Ends VINTAGE BIKE SWAP—Pick up spare bike parts or a whole bike. For more info or to reserve a space for selling bikes or parts, see website. See Rec, Page 36. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Rite Aid, 1515 W. State St., Boise,


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8 DAYS OUT Talks & Lectures

Kids & Teens

On Stage

BOISE BIZARRE—Historian Todd Shallat discusses an array of Boise topics including The Taylor Topper, Val Kilmer, Chinese tunnels and others. 7 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

BIRDS OF THE WATERSHED WITH RACHEL MURPHY—Student artists learn printmaking with a modern twist. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-489-1284,

IDAHO JEWISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL: JEWISH DINNER THEATER—Enjoy a multimedia presentation and a buffet dinner, music and dancing. 6 p.m. $35. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871,

GREAT HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY—Mario Delisio takes you on a journey highlighting the company’s explorations through Canada and Idaho, including 40,000 miles on the Oregon Trail. 3 p.m. FREE. Heatherwood Retirement Community, 5277 Kootenai St., Boise, 208-3452150.


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.

Festivals & Events NATIONAL OLDTIME FIDDLERS’ FESTIVAL—See Monday. 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. $2.50-$25. Weiser High School, 690 W. Indianhead Road, Weiser, 208414-2595,

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Here come The Sun Kings.

CANCELLATIONS AND CONTESTS Boise was all set to receive unto its Revolution Concert House songwriter extraordinaire John Hiatt Thursday, July 18, but it ain’t happening. At least on July 18. Hiatt-hoopla is now going down Monday, July 15, a full three days early. Tickets for the original date will be honored. Anyone with questions should contact Ticketfly customer support by Sunday, July 14, or else they’ll just have to talk to the Hiatt-hand. Those holding tickets to the Wednesday, July 3, performance of surf legend and tiger-owning friend of Elvis Dick Dale at Knitting Factory, aren’t so lucky. That show was straight-up canceled due to scheduling issues. Online purchases have been automatically refunded, but those with physical tickets will have to return them to the point of sale. Freshly scheduled is the album release party for Welcome to Anhedonia, the second album from Boise’s Like a Rocket. It will go down Saturday, July 20, at Visual Arts Collective, with James Plane Wreck and Marshall Poole opening, and will showcase the Americana band’s deepening explorations of Western gothic themes. Slightly less gothic, though equally Americana, are the summer camps that just kicked off at Boise Rock School. Various age and skill-level camps will run every week of the summer, and a free camp will take place at the end of the summer for refugees and at-risk youth. That camp has 32 available slots. To sign up your kid or nominate someone else’s kid for the free camp, email The complete schedule is available on Cobweb. Those who have previously graduated from a music camp might want to try their hands at the Idaho Open Fiddle Contest, going down Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at the Nampa Civic Center. The contest is open to all ages and skill levels and offers $4,700 in prizes. The complete registration and competition schedule info is available at Those simply wishin’ to watch instead of fiddle can hit up the finals at 6:30 p.m. both evenings. It costs $6-$9 at the door. But if none of that is your bag and you want to go old-school, then head out to Revolution Concert House Saturday, June 15, and catch San Francisco’s finest Beatles tribute band, The Sun Kings, playing with locals Waking Jordan. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $15-$30, with proceeds benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness. —Josh Gross

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HEZA FOR GENERATIONALS New Orleans band crafts a slow-motion pop classic with Heza JOSH GROSS Generationals’ two permanent members, Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, met under the most metal circumstances imaginable—dissecting a fetal pig—but the duo chose to go the indie rock route, instead. And they did so in New Orleans, a town that cares about indie rock as much as indie rockers tend to care about vivisection. Generationals will bring its “immediately likeable” retro pop to Neurolux Saturday, June 15. “It’s cool because there’s an infrastructure full of music here, so it’s easy to find practice like a dream but not in the sense of it being spaces and crew,” Widmer said. “But we don’t Phil Spector-esque ’60s pop tunes as sugary dreamy or washed out. Heza’s snares snap, its as breakfast cereals. “When They Fight, They participate much in the music world of New guitars crackle and its melodies pop, but the Fight,” the band’s most popular track on SpoOrleans.” tify, could easily be confused for a lost demo of record’s 10 tunes perfectly encapsulate the conHow little? Generationals play in their cept of an indie electro-pop record. The songs The Ronettes. hometown approximately once a year—a “There’s a certain amount that we absorbed feel snatched from the ether, fully formed. pretty limited schedule for a band that most Widmer credits Heza’s sound to a more from living here,” Widmer said. “Horns are comparably sized towns would hoist on their mature writing process. such a big part of the music culture here. It’s shoulders to hail the conquering heroes. “We’re a little bit older writing this album not difficult to figure out what it’s about. They Pitchfork called the Generationals “immethan the last couple, and I think we’re just diately likeable” and compared them to mega- bring a lot of energy to a song.” feeling like, we want hooks to develop in this But New Orleans isn’t the only retro you acts MGMT and Phoenix. Their songs have been licensed and placed in more than a dozen can hear in Generationals tunes. “Our Time (2 album in more subtle ways, trying to find textural ways and more subtle opportunities to Shine),” another track from Con Law, opens films, TV shows and commercials. You’ve make the songs work,” he said. with a warbly blues organ riff that sounds probably been humming Generationals tunes The technique Generationals settled into straight off a Ventures track. “Ten-Twentyyou heard in everything from Reeses ads to Starbucks compilations to the Farrelly Brothers Ten,” the lead track from 2011’s Actor-Caster, was not pushing things in the direction of being a hit with a huge chorus. That helped the has a bouncing drive comparable to Lindsey film, Hall Pass, and didn’t even know it. Buckingham’s National band craft an album comparable to Pinkerton, Widmer downplays Weezer’s second album, though it isn’t a sonic Lampoon anthem, his music’s wide licenscomparison. Unlike the single-rich Blue and “Holiday Road.” ing reach, though. Generationals with Young Empires and Pine Green albums that sandwich it, Pinkerton’s less Widmer, for his “I’m sure there’s Hill Place, Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m., $8 adv., catchy material makes it a slow-motion classic part, likes Janet Jacktons of stuff that I $10 door. of the band’s more substantive work, rather son. A lot. haven’t seen, but I NEUROLUX than an instant smash. Heza is similar. “I think people don’t really spend a lot 111 N. 11th St. “The [older] albums seem like a collection would probably go, of time thinking about 208-343-0886 of singles, a lot of different kinds of songs or ‘That’s weird; you’re it,” he said. “ styles that are mixed in there,” Widmer said. a white guy that times I feel like what it “This one feels like it’s more mature, in the plays rock music, that must be like to be an sense that it’s not crying out, it’s not trying to doesn’t seem like it actor. You agree to do get a big huge chorus across all the time. It’s something for work and you don’t know what should be your thing,’” he said. a little more patient. It’s a big step forward But Widmer doesn’t believe in the concept it’s going to be like until it’s done. Sometimes for us.” of guilty pleasures. If you like something, run it’s great, and sometimes it’s not.” That single-free format doesn’t mean Heza with it. “But,” he added coyly, “there’s a TV is without standout tracks. Though it might “Guilty is relative to the posture someone show called Girls on HBO. We got a song on be difficult to mindlessly hum, the crunchy may try to have,” he said. that, and that was pretty cool. It’s nice to be xylophone hook of “Put a Light On” is an And he really owns that philosophy. relevant.” instant grabber, as is the drifting synth pulse of “This guy gets a bad rap,” he said of Phil But for the lack of relevance Generationals “You Got Me.” have to the jazz-and-brass tradition of NOLA, Collins. “I liked his work ethic.” Heza concludes with “Durga II,” a smooth But Generationals’ latest album, Heza, it’s impossible not to hear the city’s influence and heartwarming tune that both instantly doesn’t come close to a guilty pleasure. in the retro sound of Generationals’ first two grabs you and remains too slippery to pin The electro-pop takeover that began with albums, 2009’s Con Law and 2011’s Actordown as something you whistle, creating yet 2012’s Lucky Numbers EP expanded until, Caster. another pop contradiction for a band born Unicron-like, it swallowed the retro sound Both use swells of horns and the simple, from them. whole, leaving behind an album that sounds catchy melodies of jazz standards to make WWW. 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neral Age, Villainous and Above the Dead. 9 p.m. $5. Shredder

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Patrick Sweany and Ned Evett 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78’S—With The Country Club. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux


NEKROMANTIX, JUNE 15, RED ROOM The threads between rockabilly and schlocky horror date back to the ’50s, when both were inseparably intertwined in American youth culture. But the combo may be best exemplified by Danish rockabilly legends Nekromantix, a band that actually started with a coffin. Frontman Kim Nekroman used a child-sized coffin as the body of a standup bass that he built himself when the band formed in Copenhagen in the late-’80s. The coffin-bass became a centerpiece of the band’s horror-themed songs and images, birthing albums like Return of the Loving Dead, Dead Girls Don’t Cry and the band’s latest, What Happens in Hell, Stays in Hell. When Nekromantix returns to Boise this week, it will be a rare chance to see rock ’n’ roll giants on a small stage. Don’t miss it. —Josh Gross With The Silver Shine and Demoni. 8 p.m., $12 adv., $14 doors. Red Room, 1519 W. Main St.,

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WE CAME AS ROMANS—6:30 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory


SATAN’S SATYRS—With UZALA and Phantahex. 8:30 p.m. $4. Red Room WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge


SWITCHER—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

AKA BELLE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye


AUTHORITY ZERO BALLYHOO— With Versus The World. 9:30 p.m. $10. Reef

BEN BURDICK TRIO—With Amy Rose. 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

BLAZE AND KELLY—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

CARMEL CROCK—With Ken Harris Duo. 6 p.m. FREE. Bella Aquila

BLOO VOODOO JAM SESSION—6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue Gallery

JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain Pizza-Eagle

DAN COSTELLO—With Chuck Smith. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

CARMEL AND KEN—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

KEN HARRIS—8 p.m. FREE. The Drink


RAWLEY FRYE—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle


SHON SANDERS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow


SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

LUCKY TONGUE—6 p.m. FREE. Yacht Club, McCall


PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

FRANK MARRA—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub


REVOLT REVOLT—With Jumping Sharks and Social Electric. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux REX MILLER AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

’80S NIGHT—With DJ Grant Olsen, Popsicle and karaoke. 9 p.m. $2. Red Room

EMILY TIPTON BAND—With Mike Rundle and Jason Griesa. 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

CHUCK SMITH—With John Jones Trio. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BOB PARSLEY AND THREADBARE—6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue Gallery CARRIE RODRIGUEZ—With Fulton Sanders. 7:30 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Visual Arts Collective DAN C. TRUCK STOP TRIO— 8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

DARK SEAS—With Marshall Poole, Blvrred Vision and Bare Bones. 9 p.m. $5. The Shredder

FRANK MARRA—With Ben Burdick Trio and Amy Rose. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

GALEN LOUIS—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

GENERATIONALS—With Young Empires and Pine Hill Place. See Noise, Page 26. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

IDAHO OPEN FIDDLE CONTEST—7 p.m. $9. Nampa Civic Center JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s

IDAHO OPEN FIDDLE CONTEST—6:30 p.m. $9. Nampa Civic Center





JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle


LUCKY TONGUE—6 p.m. FREE. Yacht Club, McCall NEKROMANTIX—With The Silver Shine and Demoni. See Listen Here, Page 28. 8 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Red Room OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s SOUL PATCH—9:30 p.m. FREE. Emmett City Park SOUL SERENE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle TOM HOGARD—8:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s TRIPLE THREAT—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge WALKING JORDAN—With Sun Kings. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Revolution

SUNDAY JUNE 16 EL DRIFTE (THE DRIFTING REVEREND)—With The Oliphants and Hello! My Name Is Bill. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room


JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain Pizza-Eagle

MONDAY JUNE 17 1332 RECORDS: PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $3. Liquid CARMEL AND KEN—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar PARQUET COURTS—With Ditch Tiger and Fountains. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

TUESDAY JUNE 18 ANGIE AND THE CAR WRECKS—With Acrotomoans and Jerkwadz. 9 p.m. $5. The Shredder BOISE OLD TIME’S OLD TIME JAM—With The Country Club. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

DANGER BEARD—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye JAMES COBERLY AND LEANNE TOWN—6 p.m. FREE. Edwards Greenhouse JOHNNY SHOES—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s OPHELIA—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: SLAM DUNK—With Radar Brothers and Ola Podrida. 7 p.m. $7. Neurolux SONS OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER—With Lexie Roth. 7 p.m. $3. The Bird Stop

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—The Iguanas with Steve Fulton. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza BARBARA LAING AND KAY LEIGH JACK—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

BEFORE THE EYEWALL—With Deadlight Effect, Blackcloud and Mariana. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder EMILY TIPTON BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow GREG AND JOHNNY—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill JEWISH DINNER THEATER WITH MILLIE AND THE MENTSHN—6:30 p.m. $8-$35. Sapphire Room JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Vista ONE MORE TIME—A Tribute to Daft Punk. 8:30 p.m. $10 adv., $11 door. Knitting Factory OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PAPER BIRD—With Y La Bamba and Patrick Dethlefs. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux PATRICIA FOLKNER—6 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain PizzaEagle RAWLEY FRYE—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears STEVE AND GRACE WALL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

PARQUET COURTS, JUNE 17, NEUROLUX Baked into punk rock’s stripped-down instrumentation and reverb-heavy guitar is an anti-establishment mantra, solidified in the early days of the movement. Years later, Brooklyn indie rockers Parquet Courts—led by Andrew Savage of Denton, Texas’ Teenage Cool Kids—are giving the genre a fresh spin. Much like Treefort Music Fest darlings Foxygen, Parquet Courts add a thoroughly modern, indie rock bent to punk rock roots, creating so-called “Americana punk.” Savage’s untamed vocals are paramount, echoing over bright guitar chords before tracks build to a frenetic, cymbalcrashing conclusion on the band’s first full-length, Light Up Gold. While most songs are little more than a few minutes long, it’s Parquet Courts’ relentless instrumentation—punctuated by brief vignettes of funk, classic rock and more indie stylings—that propels each song crashing into the next. —Andrew Crisp

V E N U E S Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

With Ditch Tiger and Fountains. 7 p.m., $8 adv. $10 doors. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886,

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MARS ATTACKS BOISE ART MUSEUM Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick unveil Mars Revisited HARRISON BERRY

READINGS, CONSULTATIONS AND ARTISANS For more than 10 years, The Cabin has been a source of literary enrichment for Treasure Valley residents. Last season, The Cabin’s Readings and Conversations series featured acclaimed writer and New York Times editor Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of the best-selling book, Too Big to Fail, and Firoozeh Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi. The 2013-2014 Readings and Conversations series will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 16, with Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of the now defunct Gourmet Magazine and former New York Times food critic. Next up is Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Susan Orlean, best-selling author of The Orchid Thief, will follow Diaz March 11, 2014, and New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed will wrap up the series April 22, 2014. Tickets range from $60-$190, depending on seating, and can be purchased by phone at 208-331-8000 or in person at The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd. If you’re more interested in the visual arts, and are looking for advice on how to create public art in Boise, you don’t have much time left. Mark Johnstone will be stepping down as the Idaho Commission on the Arts’ public art consultant Sunday, June 30, leaving little time to ask questions about the development and funding of public art projects. Johnstone has worked in public art for 25 years, curated more than 80 art exhibits and currently resides in Hailey. You can call Johnstone at 208-7205578 or send him an email at While some doors are closing, others are opening, like Artisans4Hope’s new workspace at 723 N. 15th St. Building on basic handcrafting skills, Artisans4Hope teaches refugees advanced sewing techniques, as well as business basics. The new shop features larger workspaces and expanded class hours. More information can be found at Idaho natives and refugees alike can celebrate the city of Boise’s sesquicentennial by attending the release and signing of Boise @ One Five Zero: Essays and Poems from the City of Trees. The publication features 112 pages filled with the work of local authors, including Mayor Dave Bieter; acclaimed Idaho writers Anthony Doerr, Bill English and Alan Heathcock; and Diane Raptosh, who is both Boise poet laureate and Idaho writer in residence. Boise @ One Five Zero will be released at Leku Ona, 117 S. Sixth St., Wednesday, June 19, from 5-7 p.m., with various authors on site to sign copies. There will also be light appetizers and a no-host bar. —Ryan Thorne

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The Cabin will bring the wondrous Junot Diaz to Boise.

like that. The future is a Even as Neil Armstrong mirror of the past,” Kahn took his first steps on the told Boise Weekly from his moon, showing the world home in upstate New York. that man’s reach could Humanity’s past—and, extend beyond Earth, indeed, its present—is Mars remained the turf of defined by its mastery and science fiction—the home degradation of nature, and of Marvin the Martian Mars Revisited trades heavand the flying saucers from ily on the emotional impact Mars Attacks. With rovers of humans confronting a and satellites exploring civilization similar to its Earth’s nearest neighbor, own, but destroyed by its the Red Planet of fantasy neglect of the environment. is becoming the Red Planet “We see time as circular. of reality. Our past worlds are a way As NASA considers of dealing with the near landing humans on the surfuture,” Kahn said. face of Mars, exploration The exhibition at BAM of the wider solar system will include a 16-foot-long has become fodder for New boat based on an ancient York artists Nicholas Kahn Egyptian design, manneand Richard Selesnick. quins suspended from the The duo will open a new ceiling by 30-foot paraexhibit, Mars Revisited, at chutes and sculptures in Boise Art Museum Saturvarious states of engineered day, June 15. decay, as well as dozens of “In terms of Mars bephotos. ing well-worn in terms of The artists have commitspeculative fiction, etc., we ted themselves to making actually found that to be a the show as realistic as source of inspiration rather Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick took photos at Craters of the Moon for Mars Revisited. possible—for example, the than a hindrance,” said Semodels who posed for the lesnick. “It was almost like installation’s photos wear which gives their staged photographs the a wellspring of mythology space suits similar to those NASA is develophaunting texture of an existential thought we could draw on and form new combinaing for a manned mission to Mars. experiment. Scanning the book is an exercise tions—create our own version.” Within their team, Kahn and Selesnick have in self-confrontation. Are we so caught up in Mars Revisited depicts a fictional history complementary roles. The “Mars project,” our modernity that we’re no longer capable of humanity’s encounter with the relics of a as Selesnick called it, required hours of work of being honest with ourselves? It’s a question Martian civilization. The exhibit will feature with Photoshop to create the right aesthetic that really spoke to Hathorn. staged photography and mock artifacts inand a fine attention to detail for the sculp“These are the kinds of images that resostalled in the BAM atrium to create a Martian ture work. The diversity of the project isn’t nate in your head, and that’s what makes a landscape that evokes environmental themes, unprecedented for the two artists, who have great photographer,” Hathorn said. the search for alien life and the central quesbeen working together for more than 25 years, The terrestrial landscapes of City of Salt tion of whether man is ready to grasp the since attending Washington University in St. give way to the lunar surface in The Apollo stars. Louis, Mo. Prophecies, Kahn and Selesnick’s foray away On a recent afternoon, Boise Art Museum “During this time, we worked in pretty from Earth and toward human contact with Curator Sandy Hathorn pored over a stack of much every medium imaginable in our aliens. The latter coffee table books by projects, including photography, painting, book—really, one long Kahn and Selesnick, drawing, writing, sculpture, video, music, even folded photograph— including City of Salt, Mars Revisited opens Saturday, June 15, and depicts a steampunk-in- baking,” Selesnick said. The Apollo Propheruns through Jan. 5, 2014. Kahn and Selesnick’s photography for fused alternate history cies and Mars: Adrift BOISE ART MUSEUM Mars Revisited drew from Idaho’s Craters of the space race in on the Hourglass 670 E. Julia Davis Dr., of the Moon and Utah’s salt flats, where the homage to Georges Sea. Flipping through 208-345-8330, artists visited and took photos in March 2013. Melies’ silent film, A City of Salt, Hathorn Selesnick noted the eerie similarities between Trip to The Moon. stopped at a photo of Martian and terrestrial features. Mars Revisited a World War I soldier “It was particularly interesting for us to sits at the intersection suspended by wooden see satellite images of Earth, where Craters between the lunar themes of Apollo Prophecrutches over a sandy stretch of land. of the Moon also shows up as a large dark cies and City of Salt’s bleak introspection. It’s “It’s really clear [Kahn and Selesnick] are area on the planet’s surface,” Selesnick said. the story of what happens when man travels really art history-based,” she said. “Traveling through the West, visiting these to Mars and finds the ruins of a long-dead The artists’ work has qualities reminiscent landscapes, was almost like taking part in a civilization. of the Dutch Old Masters—with scenes of geological detective story.” “We’re used to looking at former empires modern people lost amid barren landscapes— WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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TELL ME A STORY StoryCorps returns to Boise for monthlong visit GEORGE PRENTICE They’re called driveway moments. National Public Radio—and in particular StoryCorps, the intensely personal and nationally broadcast confessional story series—is notorious for leaving people lingering in their cars. Broadcast Friday mornings and heard by an estimated audience of 13 million on NPR’s Morning Edition, StoryCorps is responsible for emotionally kidnapping thousands of listeners, reluctant to walk into the office until that last heart-tugging minute. And more Spin your yarn at the StoryCorps Airstream mobile studio through Saturday, July 6. often than not, those same listeners need a few extra seconds to wipe away a tear. and they were talking about the mother’s son community stays here.” “We’re probably responsible for more and the daughter’s brother; he was struck by Bullard and Packer both sat down with driveway moments than anything else on the more than two dozen representatives of local lightning. Amazing. Everybody has a story. We radio,” said Krisi Packer, associate manager say it all the time, but it’s really true.” nonprofits and organizations in Boise April of marketing and communications for StoryWithin a couple of years, Packer was work23, asking them to invite Idahoans with a Corps. “Plus, there’s something new: Every ing full-time for StoryCorps at its Brooklyn Friday morning on Twitter, there’s something compelling personal story to share the tales headquarters. of their lives. Included in the meeting was called ‘The no-cry challenge.’ It’s a test to “I don’t go on the road too often, but the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Boise see how long you can make it through the this—the Boise stop—this was the one time I Bicycle Project, Life’s Kitchen, The Cabin, broadcast without tears.” Centro de Comunidad y Justicia, Idaho Com- requested to travel,” she said. You may have lost the challenge yourself. Packer said the traditional StoryCorps remunity Action Network, The Idaho FoodPerhaps it was when Justin Cliburn in Norcordings are only a part of her responsibilities bank and the Idaho Office for Refugees. man, Okla., told his wife, Deanne, about “The people who traditionally listen to Sto- in New York City. Ali, the young boy he befriended during his “We’ve got so many special initiatives with ryCorps are people who listen to NPR, but we service in Iraq. Or maybe you heard Joey specific archives: StoryCorps Historias for wanted to reach outside that demographic,” and Delora Guerrero of Frederick, Md., talk Latinos, StoryCorps Griot preserves the voices said Bullard. “And that’s why we reached out about being stationed in Iraq when he got to all of these Idaho organizations. We want to of African Americans, StoryCorps Legacy capdown on one knee and proposed amid the tures the voices of people with serious illnesses, be a service for these groups to help preserve roar of mortar fire. and the September 11 Initiative remembers the their legacy.” “When I tell people I work for a national stories of those affected by the events of Sept. Both Bullard and Packer noted that they oral history project, they say, ‘Hmmm, OK,’ 11, 2001. Our goal is to record a memory for were impressed by the early interest from said Jordan Bullard, senior coordinator for each person lost.” Idaho nonprofits during their Boise visit. StoryCorp’s mobile department. “When I say Additionally, StoryCorps has published “It was great. The groups we talked with ‘StoryCorps,’ I can almost see a light go on books and CDs, and has even branched out were really engaged,” said Packer. “So we over their head.” into short feature films. invited them to make some advance reservaStoryCorps, which has collected more “We’ve animated some of the best Stotions.” than 45,000 interviews over the past 10 ryCorps stories and they’re a big hit,” said The general public can also make reservayears, rolled its Airstream mobile studio out Packer. “We just had a premiere at the Tribeca tions to tell their own stories through Boise to the steps of Boise City Hall June 10. It Film Festival, and we’ve got a half-hour aniState Public Radio, StoryCorps’ local partner will generate nearly 175 of its own drivemated special on PBS coming up this fall.” and Idaho’s broadcast home of StoryCorps. way moments (though it will be parked on Even though some people might feel “The Treasure Valthe plaza) Mondays, ley is such a wonderful uncomfortable at first talking in front of a Wednesdays, Fridays, microphone, the StoryCorps staff is constantly place to live, due in Saturdays and Sundays To make a StoryCorps reservation, visit amazed at how much people share. large part to the fascithrough Saturday, “It’s interesting; when people get in front of nating people who call July 6. our microphone, they become more candid,” this home,” said BSPR “StoryCorps is so General Manager John said Bullard. “It somehow gives them the much more than what license to ask questions of someone they love you hear on Morning Edition. Less than 1 per- Hess. “We’re a proud partner to help tell our that they may have never asked before.” cent of our interviews are broadcast on NPR,” stories.” Packer added that the broadcast’s emoPacker was a news reporter for BSPR in said Packer. “In fact, we’re a separate entity.” tional power to move millions, holding them 2008, when she was asked to help produce Each StoryCorps conversation is archived captive in their driveways that extra minute, by the American Folklife Center at the Library local recordings for StoryCorps during its last is daunting. Boise visit. of Congress in Washington, D.C. “Coast to coast, people are so moved by “That’s how I fell in love with StoryCorps,” “Plus we establish local, community archives,” said Bullard. “We want to make sure she said. “I remember the first story I ever pro- these stories,” Packer said. “It’s a reminder of our shared humanity.” duced in Boise. It was a mother and daughter, that when we leave Boise, the legacy of this

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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings BACK TO THE FUTURE—Boise Classic Movies is bringing Marty McFly and Doc Brown back to Boise for one night only. Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, IDAHO, THE MOVIE—This documentary by writer Tim Woodward features the treasures of Idaho, from the Tetons to Lake Coeur d’Alene. Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, IN BED WITH ULYSSES—The Cabin presents a screening of this film about the creation of James Joyce’s modernist novel about one day in Dublin. Sunday, June 16, 5 p.m. $10, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise. com,

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON—A shortterm senator who learns what Washington, D.C., is really like. Thursday, June 13, 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, PRIDE MOVIE NIGHT: WEEKEND—A young gay man breaks away from his partying friends to go to a gay club, where he meets a lover who becomes more than a one-night stand. Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, RESCUE DAWN—Fighter pilot Dieter Dengler is captured during the Vietnam War and organizes his escape. Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996,


THIS IS THE END—Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill star in this comedy about the end of the world, friendship and redemption. As six friends find themselves trapped in a Los Angeles house in the midst of a cascade of catastrophic events, cabin fever and fear nearly destroy their friendship. (R) Opens Wednesday, June 12. Edwards 9, 22. BEFORE MIDNIGHT—This third film about Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) finds them two decades after they first met and nine years into their life together in Greece following their first meeting in Vienna. (PG-13) Opens Friday, June 14. The Flicks.

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BEFORE MIDNIGHT Last time, this time, next time GEORGE PRENTICE I’ll give you three good reasons to see Before Midnight, the perfectly modest follow-up to 1995’s Before Sunrise and 2004’s Before Sunset. No. 1: One of the film’s opening scenes— featuring co-stars Julie Delpy as Celine and Ethan Hawke as Jesse driving through the Greek countryside—has no edits and lasts a staggering 15 minutes. Featuring a conversational arc stretching from small talk about food to the largesse of a crumbling relationship, the scene is a cinematic wonder. Certain to be deconstructed by film stuJesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are still caught up in conversation after nearly two decades. dents for decades—and particularly screenwriters—this single-camera shot is guileless in ously undone in a libidinous moment. Delpy, and Superman will win. But not until the that it allows actors and authors to treat the gorgeous but mature at 43, continues talking final frames of Before Midnight do we have audience with such high respect that attena sense of how, or even if, Celine and Jesse as if she were at a PTA meeting. It’s a motion to character is never compromised. will find that delicate balance of intimacy and No. 2: Deep into the film (but well before ment of uncomfortably stark reality that I middle age. still can’t shake. In midnight), Celine and Delpy and Hawke—who co-authored the that scene, we find Jesse have escaped script with director Richard Linklater—take the core of Before family and friends to BEFORE MIDNIGHT (R) their act even further out on the high wire Midnight: a couple spend what they hope Directed by Richard Linklater of filmmaking. With longer, more discernwho has distanced to be a rare night of Starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, themselves from “hap- ing dialogue, they are miles higher than intimacy. But soon Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick that young couple we first met on a train to pily ever after.” after a pre-coital Opens Friday, June 14, at The Flicks Vienna nearly two decades ago. The ensuing No. 3: The film embrace, they’re years have turned their passion into empathy manages to capture interrupted by a and lust to affinity. that elusive firefly phone call: It’s Jesse’s In one of their many conversations, Celine of genius that we hardly see anymore in son (Celine’s stepson) calling to say that he asks Jesse the timeworn, but tricky question: cinema—an unexpected ending. It has been had arrived home safely. The call triggers “If we were to meet tomorrow, would you too long since I can recall a film where I a conversation that ultimately upends the find me attractive?” didn’t have a good idea of how it might end. romantic mood, as Celine and Jesse begin The only answer is “Yes.” But what he Let’s face it, today’s movie-going experitalking about homework assignments and truly means to say is, “Yes. But so much ence is pretty transparent: multiple cars will parenting. more, and in so many more ways.” crash, the cheating spouse will be forgiven But Celine is topless—her blouse previ-

SCREEN/EXTRA In honor of Bloomsday—the 109th anniversary the day Ulysses’ fictional protagonist Leopold Bloom went about an “average” day in DubJames Joyce’s Ulysses is as controversial as it is long. Joyce and his lin—The Cabin will also present a post-screenfamously censored, 265,000-word stream-ofing discussion with Boise State University consciousness novel has attracted almost a English Professor Cheryl Hindrichs. century’s worth of attention from avid readers, “I plan to offer some thoughts on reading critics and literary historians across the world, Ulysses for the first time—what it’s like, how including Boise. to do it—and I’ll also discuss what makes Which is why The Cabin literary center is Joyce’s work important for today’s readers,” teaming up with The Flicks to screen a new she said. documentary, In Bed With Ulysses—a deconHindrichs, a former graduate associate for struction of the much-debated work and its the International James Joyce Foundation, modernist writer—Sunday, June 16, at 5 p.m. insists that Ulysses is “the consummate city“The film is a Bloomsday celebration of walking novel.” James Joyce,” said Carole Skinner, Flicks “There are more connections between the owner and self-professed Joyce enthusiast. Dublin of 1904 and the Boise of 2013 than “The mythology that surrounds Joyce makes you might suppose,” she said. him a literary icon on the cutting edge of —Skylar Barsanti modernist writing.” Celebrate Bloomsday Sunday, June 16.




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Kayaker Stephen Wright does a front loop.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN While low water levels might put a damper on the river season this year, the organizers of the Payette River Games don’t seem to be missing a stroke. The games—taking place at Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23—are crammed with on- and off-river competition and events designed for all ages and abilities. Of course, the signature events are on the water, starting with the kayak competition. Kayakers from around the world are scheduled to go head-to-head for their piece of the $40,000 purse. Participants can compete in both speed and freestyle events, where the focus will be on style and athleticism. Registration is limited, so those hoping to get in on the competition have to cross their fingers—that and pay the $25 registration fee. Preliminary events will kick off on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, with finals on Sunday, June 23. The rough and rowdy crowd can try their hands at the boater cross races, when a group of kayakers is released at once to maneuver through a course of gates. As usual, registration is limited and costs $25. Stand up paddleboarders can get in on the action (and the $14,000 purse) by competing in two disciplines—spring and cross—to earn points. Downriver time trials will be held on a 1.5-mile stretch of the Payette, with prelims on Saturday and finals on Sunday. Registration costs $30 and is limited. The SUP Cross Throwdown (sure to be a spectator favorite) will be held on the whitewater course with a group of paddlers battling their way to the finish line. Registration is (you guessed it) limited and costs $30. But the competitive spirit isn’t limited to on-water activities. Golfers can participate in a 19-hole tournament, where the first 18 holes are played on Saturday at Osprey Meadows Golf Course at Tamarack Resort and the top five finishers play a final hole at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Registration is limited and closes Wednesday, June 19. There’s also the beach volleyball tournament led by Olympian Dave Saunders, the River Dog Fetch competition, as well as fitness, climbing wall, disc golf, fly casting, bocce and horseshoe competitions. If all that competitiveness has you worn out, there are free morning yoga classes, as well as live musical entertainment. Need more details? Get a full schedule of events and register online at —Deanna Darr

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PEDAL PICKS Top picks for Pedal 4 the People DEANNA DARR It’s a never-ending quest to find harmony in the two-wheeled world—and we’re not just talking about drivers and pedalers getting on each other’s nerves. Road bikers mock mountain bikers who in turn dis fixie riders. But playing the role of United Nations are events like Pedal 4 the People—the third-annual festival geared at not only encouraging more people to get on bikes, but to get bikers of all persuasions to unite in their mutual love of nonmotorized transportation. How do you do that? You have two weeks of ridiculous and fun events put on by individuals and organizations across the area. Pedal 4 the People—which is headed up by Boise Bicycle Project—started on June 8, but there are still plenty of events to join in before everything wraps up on Saturday, June 22. All events are free (unless noted), although some require registration. For a full list of events, visit To help narrow down the field, here are some of our top picks.


W.O.W. WOMEN ON WHEELS THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 6-8 P.M. As part of Boise Bicycle Project’s ongoing mission to get more women using and feeling comfortable on bikes, this is the second of three events BBP is hosting this year. Women who pre-register will meet at BBP headquarters for a forum discussion on biking for women, with questions submitted by participants when they sign up online. “We want women to meet each other and bond over the bicycle,” said BBP Development Director Juta Geurtsen. The group will then ride to Whole Foods for wine and cheese, as well as a bikeoriented fashion show hosted by Outdoor Exchange. The first 50 women to sign up get an autographed copy of Grant Petersen’s book Just Ride, but there is room for up to 100 participants.

Do you feel the Force or are you all about living long and prospering? It’s time to take a side in the ultimate intergalactic debate and put your bike where your loyalty is. Star Wars fans will meet in Ann Morrison Park at the fountain, while Trekkies will rendezvous at the tennis courts in Camel’s Back Park. The two factions will then set their courses for Fairview Park, where the battle will go down. Regardless of if a winner can be declared, both sides will make nice and head to Spacebar in downtown Boise, where the bonding can begin. It’s safe to assume that costumed support of your side will be highly encouraged. In fact, it’s almost mandatory.


A VERY CROOKED SCAVENGER HUNT/GRAND FINALE SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 4-10 P.M. To wrap things up this year, BBP is joining with Crooked Fence Brewing for a bikebased scavenger hunt through Boise before the final party. Those age 21 and older meet at 13th Street Pub and Grill in Hyde Park for a 4 p.m. start time before scouring the area for treasures at 12 stops. The entry fee is $5, and all participants must be back to the starting line by 6 p.m., which happens to be when the final party starts. Partygoers can kick back with food, drinks and music by Edmond Dantes and Bread and Circus.

OTHER PICKS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12—Bike Arts and Crafts Night, 6-8 p.m. at Boise Bicycle Project. SATURDAY, JUNE 15—Chica Dirt Girl Rodeo, 9 a.m.-noon at Eagle Bike Park. SATURDAY, JUNE 15—Bare as You Dare III, 9 p.m. at the Camel’s Back Park tennis courts. 21 and older. SUNDAY, JUNE 16—Vintage Bike Swap, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ride Aid parking lot, 1515 W. State St., Boise. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19—Free small coffee for bike riders at Flying M Coffeehouse.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20—Much Ado About Bicycles, 6 p.m. ride from BBP to the While this event was originally scheduled Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Tickets to the to take place at a private home, organizers play need to be purchased in realized that they needed a little advance. more space to accommodate the crowd. The gathering has THURSDAY, JUNE 20—VinFor a full list of events, been moved to Elm Grove Park, tage Cyclist Ride, 5 p.m. at visit 2200 W. Irene St., Boise, where Municipal Park. For ages 45 anyone who arrives by bike can and older. lounge on the grass and watch SATURDAY, JUNE 22—Bia bicycle-oriented film (actual title still TBD). cycle Yogi, Free one-hour yoga classes for Since twilight is fairly late, organizers bicyclists at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 warn the film might not start until 9 p.m. p.m. at Hollywood Market Yoga. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Pedal 4 the People Events BARE AS YOU DARE—Embark on a semi-nude bike ride. Saturday, June 15, 9:30 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise, IDAHO GRAVEL GRINDER—Explore a 40-mile stretch of gravel road from Horseshoe Bend to Placerville. Sunday, June 16, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, MUSTACHE RIDE—Sport a ’stache for this short ride, kickball and popsicles. Thursday, June 13, 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, 777 S. Eighth St., Boise, PEDAL TO THE PATIO—Ride out to Ben’s Crow Inn. Tuesday, June 18, 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, PONY UP WESTERN RIDE— Meet at the Cactus Bar and ride to Les Bois Park. Wednesday, June 19, 5 p.m. FREE-$5. Cactus Bar, 517 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-9732,

Sports & Fitness 2013 NAMPA TWILIGHT CRITERIUM—Watch cyclists bike a loop through Nampa or race in any of several events. Go online for more info or to register. Saturday, June 15. $10-$15, Rolling H Cycles, 115 13th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-466-7655, BORDER WARS ARMWRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS— Saturday, June 15, 1 p.m. FREE for spectators. The Drink Bar and Waterfront Grill, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208861-9094. EAGLE FOOTHILLS BMX RACE—Participate in one of the newest Olympic sports, BMX racing, or relax and enjoy the excitement and action for free as a spectator. Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. FREE. Eagle Foothills BMX, Eagle Sports Complex, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-870-6138, MUDDY MAMA 5K—Get dirty so little girls can get a clean start. Ten percent of all proceeds go to AIM, a charity that rescues children from the horrors of sex slavery and paves a way to a brighter future. Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $65-$90. Pleasant Valley Raceway, 21000 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Kuna, 208-426-0418, RAM RODEO SERIES—Enjoy bull and bronco riding, and events for kids. June 13-15, 7:30 p.m. FREE-$12. Eagle Rodeo Arena, field west of Idaho Athletic, Eagle, WALK (OR RUN) LIKE MADD— Join Mothers Against Drunk Driving for a 5K walk or run to benefit its education and service programs. Saturday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. $10-$20. Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise.

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BOISE BUCKET LIST: MK NATURE CENTER I have a confession to make: Despite growing up in the Boise area and spending quite a few years here as an adult, I had never visited the MK Nature Center. (Insert audible gasp.) Yes, I know that’s akin to saying that you’ve never floated the Boise River on a hot summer day (I have) or never hiked Table Rock (I’ve done that, too), but somehow I had managed to never actually visit the small nature center in the middle of the city. Sure, I had written about it numerous times, noting the series of really cool events and programs Idaho Fish and Game Department staff puts on at the 4.6-acre hideaway, but I had MK NATURE CENTER never actually stepped foot on 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, its paved pathways. 208-334-2225 That was until recently, when a few out-of-town friends hit Boise for the weekend. One of said friends happened to have a rather bummed-up knee, so that long hike I had planned to show off the area was a no-go. I still wanted to, No. 1: get outside on a beautiful weekend, and No. 2: show off my hometown, so I was left wracking my brain—until I remembered the Nature Center. I had ridden past on the Greenbelt side of the facility just a few weeks earlier, so it was fresh in my mind. This time—knee brace-wearing friend in tow—we arrived via the parking lot next to the Fish and Game Headquarters on Walnut Street. After pushing through downtown traffic, the Nature Center was like an oasis of calm, where blood pressure drops with every step. Small pathways weave through mini-representations of the area’s natural habitats and even a backyard garden. Visitors can stroll through native plants or hit the visitor center, where staff host educational programs and displays. But for most, the highlight of the center is the streamside walk, where native fish and birds are on full display. For the uninitiated, it’s a bit startling to look over the rail of the pedestrian bridge and see a 7-foot-long white sturgeon gliding through the water below. OK, it’s more than a bit startling. Combine the sturgeon with the massive trout that also call the stream home, and the signs reminding people that fishing is prohibited are understandable. The trail provides several viewing areas, but no one—not even the wildlife—seems to be in much of a hurry. The pace of life slows, voices hush and everyone seems to breathe a little deeper. Now that I can check the Nature Center off my Boise Bucket List, I can feel more like a local. —Deanna Darr



Bogus brewer Lance Chavez and owner Collin Rudeen sip on their SupPorter at Bar Gernika.

BOGUS GETS LEGIT Bogus Brewing signs new lease, unveils ‘Idaho Public Offering’ KEVIN HUELSMANN Bogus Brewing is poised to take over The Ven- ers are participants,” Rudeen said. “They’ll be owners.” ue’s former home, according brewery founder The company has enough money to start Collin Rudeen, who signed a five-year lease on design work for its new, almost 4,000-squarethe building at 521 W. Broad St. in early June. foot space, but will need at least $240,000 to Now, he’s working to raise enough money to get the building ready for brewing, Rudeen buy equipment and start pumping out brews. said. But his fundraising efforts are following a Last week, Rudeen and head brewer Lance slightly different path. Though the company Chavez, previously an assistant brewer at already raised more than $30,000 through a Sockeye Brewing, unveiled their first batch of Kickstarter campaign, it’s hoping to attract beer. The duo served up a keg of its SupPorter more investors through an “Idaho Public at Bar Gernika during a “one-tap takeover” Offering.” First Thursday, June 6. Bogus, which held a community ownership The beer, which received solid reviews from meeting June 11, is offering Idaho residents patrons, was brewed using a Bogus recipe at the opportunity to become shareholders in Sawtooth Brewing, since Rudeen doesn’t yet the company with a minimum investment have a license to sell his beer. of $1,000. Shareholders will “People are coming back automatically receive a Comfor more, which is a good munity Supported Brewery BOGUS BREWING 521 W. Broad St. sign,” said Jeff May, who owns membership—which includes Gernika. “It’s not just one and a rotating growler of beer done.” every month—and will be When Bogus is up and able to test the brewery’s pilot batches throughout the year. Shareholders will running, Rudeen plans to involve as many homebrewers and community organizations also have voting rights at meetings, receive as possible. He wants to offer an incubation dividends when possible and have a special program for aspiring brewers to use a comowner’s mug kept for them at the brewery. mercial system without having to make the “There should be the feeling that customWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

upfront capital investment. Dave Krick, who owns Bittercreek Ale House and Red Feather Lounge, is the first brewer lined up to use Bogus’ system. “For me, it’s a chance to brew and test the ideas I have,” said Krick. “I can see how they might work without getting too far into it.” Krick said he has entertained the idea of opening his own brewery for years, but simply hasn’t had the time. Krick completed a master brewing course in Munich, Germany, but hasn’t worked on a large-scale system. “Not ever having been a commercial brewer, it’s good to find out whether I’m any good,” he said. In the meantime, Rudeen is focused on reaching the $240,000 threshold. The money investors contribute will be held in escrow until he makes it to that point, he said. Rudeen said installing equipment and wrapping up improvements on his new space will take at least six months once funds are in place, so spring of 2014 might be a “reasonable” time to expect to drink some of Bogus’ brews in its new taproom. “I thought we’d be open already,” Rudeen said. “Now I know that idea was fairly naive.”

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FOOD/NEWS BREWS NEWS Idaho breweries cleaned up at the 2013 North American Beer Awards, which were handed out May 31 in Idaho Falls by the North American Brewers Association. The competition was open to breweries across the country. The Ram’s Boise location stole the show in Idaho with six medals, including four gold. Sockeye Brewing Co. took home gold for its Powerhouse Porter, beating out Deschutes’ Black Butte porter, and TableRock garnered four awards under new brewmaster Kerry Caldwell. Ram brewer Jake Schisel said he’s hoping to organize a tap takeover featuring Idaho’s NABA-winning brews. Speaking of local suds, Cloud 9 Brewery has submitted an application for a conditional use permit to Boise Planning and Development Services to open a nanobrewery in the former Moxie Java space at 1750 W. State St. Owners Jake and Maggie Lake plan to be the first certified organic brewery in Idaho and will operate on a small four-barrel system. The tiny 380-square-foot restaurant area will offer seating for approximately 25 and feature “warm [decor] with an industrial edge,” including glass walls so customers can check out the brewing equipment. “The very small kitchen will have a limited menu of upscale pub food and comforting classics made from scratch, as well as healthy salads. We will focus on local ingredients to create our varied menu,” the Lakes wrote in a letter to BPDS. Cloud 9’s CUP application will go before Planning and Zoning Monday, July 1. From there, Cloud 9 hopes to have architectural plans drawn up by mid-July. For more info, visit And in other suds news, 10 Barrel Brewing is hosting a free grand opening party Friday, June 14 from 5-10 p.m. in the parking lot next door to its building at 826 W. Bannock St. Musical acts include Michael Lewis Martinez, Customary and Seattle’s Ben Union. —Tara Morgan

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GIVE DRY RIESLING A TRY Riesling is perhaps the most underappreciated of the noble grape varieties. Too many people dismiss it as a sweet and simple white, but nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, it is responsible for some of the finest dessert wines on the planet, but it can also be made in a drier style that offers rich fruit balanced by bracing acidity. Riesling is a great summer sipper on its own and works well with any number of difficult dishes, including spicy Asian cuisine. Tr y any of the panel’s top three. 2012 KUNG FU GIRL, $12.99 A Washington entry from stalwart winemaker Charles Smith, this wine opens with spicy apple and stone fruit aromas backed by touches of wet slate and wild yeast. The palate has an undeniable richness with juicy apricot, plum and sweet apple, that’s all kept in line by a sparkling hit of acidity. The lively finish is marked by mandarin orange and a nice minerality. 2012 VICKERS RIESLING, $12.99 Idaho’s own Kirby Vickers is best known for his chardonnays (among the finest in the Northwest) and his uncompromising standards (he refuses to release vintages he finds to be unworthy). Now he has extended his talent to riesling with equal success. The aromas here are refined and elegant with juicy apple, citrus and mineral. The palate is filled with apricot fruit that is balanced by racy citrus. This wine is more proof that riesling thrives in the Northwest. 2011 ZUM RIESLING, $9.99 Germany is the original home of the riesling grape, and this entry-level wine from the Mosel region provides a lot of bang for the buck. The nose offers lovely scents of plum, apricot, tart apple and an intriguing touch of buttered popcorn. There’s a nice richness to the palate that’s a well-balanced mix of ripe, tropical and stone fruit, matched by crisp lemon and lime. Spicy elements color the wine’s refreshing finish. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise | 208-342-3508

MASSAGE EAT HERE RAMBOO: 3-year-old male domestic longhair. Very talkative, friendly cat. Interactive and outgoing. Litterboxtrained. (Kennel 20#20037064)

CLANCY: 1-year-old male domestic medium hair cat.Indoor-only cat. Litterbox-trained. Active, kitten-like personality. (Kennel 19#20060301)

ANNIE: 4-year-old female domestic longhair. Extra toes on her front feet. Might do best in a settled, calm home environment. (Kennel 15- #19797182)

SPARTICUS: 1-yearold male Chihuahua. Playful with other dogs. Attentive, charming. Will be a loyal buddy. Easy on leash. (Kennel 407- #19801925)

AMBER: 7-year-old female rat terrier mix. Typical independent personality. Good with small dogs and calm big dogs. (Kennel 215#19824346)

COLBY: 6-year-old male weimaraner mix. Easy-going dog. Good with other dogs. Knows basic commands. Bonds quickly. (Kennel 409- #19806438)

These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats. 2833 S. Victory View Way | 208-343-7177

BONNE BELL: Cute as a button and sweet as pie—I’m such a joy to have around.


ROSIE: Who says cats can’t be silly and sophisticated? You must meet me.

SUNFLOWER: Do you like to play? Hey, me too. Adopt me today. $10.

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106 “I Got ___” (silly children’s song with the line “Why is everyone laughing at me?”) 107 Hardly fancy? 108 Sugary ending 109 Fella 110 Infection fighter 111 Calls to Bo Peep 114 Navy pilot putting on a show 116 Alice Walker novel … or a hint to 12 squares in this puzzle 121 Reverses 122 Alvar who designed Finlandia Hall 123 Wind-driven craft 124 Minor, in law 125 Wrap one’s brain around 126 Wall Street workers

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 3RD JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CANYON Carrie Serena Wells Plaintiff, vs. Kenneth Michael Leavitt Defendant. Case No. 2011-7750-CV ORDER FOR SERVICE After examining the record Plaintiff’s Verified Complaint/Motion, Motion and Affidavit for Service, the Court finds the Plaintiff is a necessary and proper party. After due diligence, Defendant’s current whereabouts are unknown, and IT IS ORDERED that service of the Summons be made by publication, in the Boise Weekly a newspaper published and printed at, Boise , Idaho, the newspaper most likely to give notice. Publication shall be made at least once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks. Within ten days of this Order, Plaintiff shall also mail a copy of the Summons and Complaint/Motion to the Defendant at his/her known street or post office address. Date: 6-4-13 DAYO O. ONANUBOSI Judge CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deputy Clerk State of Idaho County of Canyon I hereby certify that the foregoing instrument is a true and correct copy of the original as the same appears in this office. DATED 6-4-13 CHRIS YAMAMOTO, Clerk of the District Court By: Deputy Pub. June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 2013.



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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Irish poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan didn’t confine his lyrical wit to well-crafted poems on the printed page. He used it to say things that would advance his practical ambitions. For example, when he first met the woman who would eventually become his wife, he said to her, “Why don’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.” That’s the kind of persuasive power I hope you will summon in the coming days, Aries. According to my analysis of the omens, you should have it in abundance. So what’s the best use of this mojo? Is there anything you would really like to sell? What new resources do you want to bring into your sphere? Who do you want to convince? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In The Book of the Damned, Charles Fort revealed one of the secrets of power. He said that if you want power over something, you should be more real than it. What does that mean? How do you become real in the first place, and how do you get even more real? Here’s what I think: Purge your hypocrisies and tell as few lies as possible. Find out what your deepest self is like—not just what your ego is like—and be your deepest self with vigorous rigor. Make sure that the face you show the world is an accurate representation of what’s going on in your inner world. If you do all that good stuff, you will eventually be as real and as powerful as you need to be. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Long after the artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani died, his paintings sold for millions of dollars. But while alive, he never got rich from doing what he loved to do. He expressed frustration about the gap between his ambitions and his rewards. “I do at least three paintings a day in my head,” he said. “What’s the use of spoiling canvas when nobody will buy anything?” I hope you don’t arrive at a comparable conclusion, Gemini. It’s crucial that you not keep your good ideas bottled up in your imagination. You need to translate them into practical actions, even if there’s no immediate or obvious benefit in doing so. Expressing yourself concretely has rarely been more important than it is right now. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In 1967, dissidents dreamed up a novel way to protest America’s horrific Vietnam War. They marched to the Pentagon, the military’s headquarters, and performed an exorcism to purge the place of its evil. With the power of songs and chants, they invoked magic spells designed to levitate the 6.5 million-square-foot building into the air. Their plan didn’t quite work in a literal way—the Pentagon remained firmly fixed to the ground—but the legend

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they spawned was potent. When I heard about it years later, it inspired me to become an activist. I see myth-making as a worthy goal for you right now, Cancerian. Dream up an epic task or project that will fuel your imagination for a long time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1926, surrealist artist Max Ernst painted “The Blessed Virgin Chastising the Infant Jesus in Front of Three Witnesses.” It shows Mary vigorously spanking her son as he lies on her lap. Nowadays, the image doesn’t seem nearly as scandalous as it did when it first appeared. Even some Christians I know find it amusing, welcoming the portrayal of Jesus as a genuine human being with lessons to learn. What would be your equivalent of creating a cheeky image like this, Leo? How could you achieve cathartic release by being irreverent toward something or someone you respect? I recommend it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s prime time to promote crosscultural liaisons and interspecies relationships, Virgo. I encourage you to experiment with hybrids and facilitate the union of diverse interests. You will be working in alignment with cosmic trends if you strengthen the connections between influences that belong together, and even between influences that don’t know they belong together. So see what you can do to facilitate conversations between Us and Them. Negotiate peace treaties between Yes and No. Look for legitimate ways to compare apples and oranges. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Gonzo columnist Mark Morford wrote a list of liberated behaviors he wants to cultivate. Since you’re in the emancipatory phase of your yearly cycle, I invite you to try some of his strategies. 1. Have a gentler grip. Let go of tight-assed attitudes. 2. Make deeper penetration. Don’t be satisfied with surfaces. 3. Raise the vibration. Isn’t it a waste of precious life energy to mope around in a sour and shriveled frame of mind? 4. Appreciate appreciation. Treat gratitude as an emotion of the same caliber as joy. 5. Cultivate ecstatic silliness. Develop a blissful ability to take everything less seriously. 6. Drink the awe. Allow astonishment to seep in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): From an astrological perspective, now would be a good time to go on a meditation retreat for a few days or make a pilgrimage to your ancestral homeland. You would generate just the right shifts in your brain chemistry by doing something like that. Other recommended adventures: reviewing the story of your entire life from your first memory to the present moment; writing a brief letter to

the five people you have loved best, telling them why you’ve loved them; spending a day outside of time, when you don’t consult a clock or use electronic media for the duration. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarius comedian Steven Wright said he took a class in speed waiting. “Now I can wait an hour in only 10 minutes,” he bragged. I think you will have the same knack in the coming days, Sagittarius. Your patience is likely to be much more effective than usual. Results will come faster and they’ll be more intense. The only catch is that you will really have to be calm and composed and willing to wait a long time. It won’t work if you’re secretly antsy and only pretending to be imperturbable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let the boundaries blur a bit, Capricorn. Don’t stick too rigidly to the strict definitions. Play around with some good old-fashioned fuzzy logic. The straight facts and the precise details are important to keep in mind, but you shouldn’t cling to them so ferociously that they stifle your imagination. You need to give yourself enough slack to try open-ended experiments. You’ll be smart to allow some wobble in your theories and a tremble in your voice. Magic will happen if there’s plenty of wiggle room. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather,” said French poet Paul Valery. How do you interpret that thought, Aquarius? In the book The Science of Self-Control, here’s how Howard Rachlin expands on Valery’s idea: “We need to be spontaneous, but only in the context of some framework that allows us to attain higher levels of spontaneity; a feather is a slave to the wind, while a bird uses the wind.” Take heed, Aquarius. Your creative flights will go further and last longer if you have a solid foundation to take off from. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let’s call today Sigh-Day. Tomorrow, too, and the next day, and the two days after that. During these five Sigh-Days, you should feel free to let out big, deep sighs at a higher rate than usual. Allow yourself to be filled up with poignant thoughts about life’s paradoxical mysteries. Give yourself permission to be overwhelmed with emotions that are midway between lamentation and reverent amazement. For even better results, indulge in some free-form moaning during your five Sigh-Days. That will help you release your full backlog of tension and give you more appreciation for the crazy beauty of your fate. (P.S. Try not to whine, though.)




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