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BILLCOPE DICK THE TREPID A proﬁle in craven
spent most of Thursday so mad my eyes crossed. Dick Cheney does that to me, even more so than the dullard in whose shadow he slunk for the past eight years. I can almost imagine myself, with the passing of enough time, if not forgiving George W. Bush, then at least excusing him. The more we learn of his administration, the riper grows the suspicion that on the most critical matters, he was not nearly the decider he bragged of being. And now that he no longer has a team of baby sitters manipulating his image, we are seeing Bush for what he has always been—an underachieving child, far too slow to ever realize the full extent of the damage he’s done. Cheney’s different. Cheney’s smart. Cheney knows full well the damage he’s done, and after listening to his speech, then hours of analysis by people trying to ﬁgure out what he’s up to, I was spitting up ﬁre. Isn’t it obvious what he’s up to? I screamed at my poor TV. What’s wrong with you people? I screamed to Chris Matthews and Olberman, to Blitzer and Mitchell and Gibson. Can’t you see that this repugnant creep is doing what he’s always done, going back to the deferments he chased to get him out of a war he fervently supported? Can’t you see that he’s trying to protect himself? Can’t you see that we are witnessing a profoundly despicable coward performing this little road show not out of any concern for his country’s safety, but out of his own fear that justice is catching up with him? That he is coming ever nearer to being held accountable for the corruptions and coercions of his past? Yes, I had a most exhausting day last Thursday, trying to get my television to listen to me. But the frustration is visceral. For eight years, the media have been treating Cheney like some man of mystery, some elusive ﬁgure moving to clandestine tides beyond the understanding of mere citizens. Where was that “undisclosed location” he slipped to on Sept. 11, 2001? Why did he pressure so oppressively the CIA to produce only evidence helpful to the cause of justifying an unjustiﬁable war? What purpose would it serve to erase the map of his ofﬁcial residence from the Internet? Why would he keep secret the arrangements he was making with oil companies? Why would he insist that the only news he gets comes from Fox? Why did he so viciously attack Joseph Wilson, stooping so low as to ruin the career of the man’s wife? And why didn’t he disclose immediately that he’d shot an old hunting buddy, instead of scurrying back to Washington, D.C., and waiting hours for it to come out? The comics have made great hay of Cheney, the Dark Lord. The Darth Vader enforcer in Bush’s evil empire. The “mansized” safe in his ofﬁce. The perpetual sneer on his lips and the apparent absence of a soul. Thursday, Chris Matthews called him the troll under the bridge, nipping at the feet of passing children. They’ve missed the story, the nature of this troll. There’s nothing mysterious or elusive about Cheney that abject cowardice can’t explain. The recent reports that he wouldn’t go anywhere without his own doctor and a personal gas mask—the pressure he put on Bush to pardon the toad Libby, who could implicate him in the treasonous treatment of Valerie Plame— his insistence that only sympathetic sycophants interview him: all acts of a coward,
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frightened to irrationality at the prospect of any harm coming to his mottled, moldy hide, but even more panicked at the prospect of being recognized for what he is. It would come as no surprise were I to learn that the “undisclosed location” he hustled to on 9/11 was under a table somewhere, crouching in a pool of his own urine. U But simple cowardice isn’t Cheney’s most striking ﬂaw. The world is full of cowards. We’ve grown accustomed to them. We’ve come to expect that most people will act for their own safety ﬁrst, and in the broader interest only if it doesn’t inconvenience them. And those on my side of the conservative/liberal divide are certainly not immune to having cowards represent them, as typiﬁed by last week’s shameful rush by Senate Democrats to vote against funding Guantanamo’s closure. (If Sen. Harry Reid had half the balls that Rep. Nancy Pelosi has, it would have never happened. It is time for Mr. Reid to retire to wherever old men go when they no longer have the stomach for a ﬁght.) What makes Dick Cheney such an extraordinary coward—a coward for the ages—is that he has made it his mission to convince his countrymen we should all be as chicken shit as he is. Too many Americans have forgotten what ﬂedgling democracies around the world come face to face with every day: It takes courage to be a free people. It takes courage to insist that fundamental protections like habeas corpus and the rule of law are as relevant in perilous times as they are in the halcyon days. It takes courage to stand up for the rights of the despised, even when the despised are our sworn enemy. It takes courage to stick to humanitarian principles, even if that means to sacriﬁce a level of safety that only totalitarian control could ever ensure. It takes courage to not torture. Cheney understands nothing about courage and nothing about sacriﬁce. He defends torture, not because it has ever produced anything of value but because torture is integral to how cowards protect themselves. He defends Gitmo, not because our nation can’t keep a few ignorant rag-tag zealots behind bars but because cowards fear that their failures will be reversed and thereby exposed. He defends the illegal wire-tapping, the suspension of rights, all of the Bush administration’s incremental steps into totalitarian behavior, not because he fears for American lives but because cowards will do whatever it takes to cover their own asses. (After all, he was more than willing to sacriﬁce American lives—4,300 and counting—to protect his lie that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11.) And he does it because his only real defense—the only way he can delay the justice that either the rule of law or the judgment of history will inevitably bring to him—is to convert enough of the weakkneed and weak-minded to his cowardice so that neither the rule of law or the judgment of history—but especially the rule of law—will dare come after him. That is another common trait among cowards … to hide out in a crowd. Is there anything else to know about Dick Cheney that his eight years behind the wheel of Bush’s presidency hasn’t already taught us? No—except that any claims he may have to legitimacy or respect are long, long expired. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
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TEDRALL BAIL OUT YOUR OWN DAMN SELF Time for a tax and mortgage strike
with the bailouts. Congress wanted banks to loosen credit but didn’t put it in writing. Banks instead used the cash for new mergers and acquisitions, executive bonuses and remodeling their ofﬁces. Well, what would you do if someone gave you $98 billion (Bank of America), no strings attached? You’d keep it for yourself—and NEW YORK—The calamari salad was paper, and all manner of other high-ﬂying maybe a couple of your bestest friends. world-class. Still, the face of my friend the ﬁscal shenanigans that you paid for when Anyway, here we are $12-plus trillion in CPA screwed up. “You know what still has you could least afford it. the hole—$40,000, plus compound interest me pissed off? The bailouts. All wasted on Why didn’t they bail out the homeown- paid to Chinese and other foreign invesCEO bonuses. But nobody cares!” ers whose mortgages backed the troubled tors, for every man, woman and child in the I told him I thought people cared, but securities that sparked the crisis? Helping United States. That’s more than the national they didn’t know what they could do them would have been a three-fer: the debt was at the beginning of the current about it. banks would have gotten paid, consumer mess. What have we got to show for it? Zip. “I’ll tell you what we should do,” he spending wouldn’t have fallen off a cliff, Unemployment is still soaring. There is fumed. “Stop paying our taxes. And our and government would have restored some no real estate market. The stock market is mortgages. They can’t throw us all in jail! of the faith lost after Katrina. puttering along at 50 percent of last year’s They can’t evict us all!” Sadly, the trickle-down approach is value. Two million Americans faced foreWhat should we demand? easier than a good plan. Issuing checks to closure last year. Eight million more are on “The bailout money. Make ’em give back a dozen big ﬁnancial institutions doesn’t the chopping block. The bailouts haven’t every cent to us, the people who need it.” require the creation of a new federal done anything to help Americans who have How would the money from The Mother agency to analyze requests from millions been laid off, subjected to furloughs and of All Clawbacks be distributed? Equally? of distressed homeowners. It’s the same pay freezes, seen their retirement beneﬁts Should people in foreclosure get more? Or reason lazy presidents support dictatorfall along with the stock market and been those who pay higher taxes? He didn’t know. ships abroad instead of democracies: All gouged by voracious health insurance costs. So some details need to be worked out. you need to strike a deal is one handCheck out this statistic: According to the But the point remains: It’s time for a revolt. shake. Besides, presidents and cabinet Fed, the total net worth of American houseThe economic collapse began eight ofﬁcers spend more time hanging out with holds fell by $11 trillion last year. That’s months ago, in September 2008. The Bush bankers and dictators than they do with almost exactly the amount—$12 trillion— and Obama administrations have since average citizens. that was spent on bailouts. Think about racked up $12.2 trillion in commitments Trickle-down never works. Consider what that money—$160,000—would have and spent $2.5 trillion on bailouts: AIG, what happens when parents die. Their will done for the average family of four. Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Citigroup, may instruct their children to divvy up the Well, it’s not too late to get back Morgan Stanley, TARP, purchases of debt estate equally. In practice, however, the son our money. We need it a hell of lot more and derivatives issued by Fannie Mae and or daughter assigned as trustee somehow than AIG. Freddie Mac, discounted overnight lending ends up with more than his or her fair We should withhold our taxes, mortgage to banks, purchases of toxic commercial share. That happened on a massive scale checks and credit card payments until the banks, insurance companies and other assorted Wall Street dirtbags who stole it give it back. Unrealistic? That’s what my girlfriend thought when I led a rent strike. The landlord hadn’t provided heat, so I organized the tenants in my building to pay their rent into an escrow account until things improved. My girlfriend doubted that everyone would participate. “That’s OK,” I said, “we don’t need everyone.” We didn’t. A 60 percent income drop was enough to get the landlord’s attention. The heat came back on and a judge awarded us several months free rent. We don’t need everyone either. If millions of Americans were to pay their taxes, mortgages and debt payments into escrow (to show that we’re not deadbeats), it wouldn’t take long before we got some action from the president and his gang of bank-loving technocrats. Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?
NOTE Exciting news out of Boise Weekly headquarters: The new boiseweekly.com went live last week. It was still 2008 when I started telling people that BW was in the midst of a Web redesign and in late April, Boise State Radio’s George Prentice called me out on air, asking how much longer our Web audience was going to have to wait for the new and improved site. I told him 10 days, and I meant it, but ... If you haven’t been to the new boiseweekly.com, the ﬁrst thing you should know is that it’s much faster. If I had a buck for every e-mail I got over the last year complaining about the speed of BW’s old Web site, I’d be sipping a Bintang at Kudeta watching the sun drop into a Balinese horizon rather than clattering away on the old keyboard this Memorial Day. At the new boiseweekly.com things zip right along. The second thing you should know is that the content is far less static than it was. Used to be, we’d post a gripe of new
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content every Wednesday, and it would sit there collecting dust on the home page for seven days. Now, you’ll still ﬁnd all the usual Wednesday content as we post the contents of the paper, but you’ll also be able to log on every day for new reading material. Also check out BW’s new blog. The Grip is our refugee blog, written by two new Americans who have resettled in Boise. Citydesk, BW’s politics blog, is now easy to ﬁnd in several places on the homepage. Cobweb is BW’s editorial melting pot with updates and commentary on the inane and insane from the whole of BW’s editorial department. And at Blingo, you’ll ﬁnd the daily musings of BW’s former editor/owner-turned-farmer Bingo Barnes. The best new feature, if you ask me, is the prominence of reader comments and reviews. Don’t just listen to us, have your say, too. —Rachael Daigle WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
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A decorated pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base went on national television last week to publicly oppose the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Barring intervention from Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, an F-15E weapons systems ofﬁcer, will be honorably discharged, according to Air Force Times. The reason for his dismissal: Fehrenbach is gay. Fehrenbach will not receive his retirement beneﬁts if discharged. Fehrenbach, an 18-year Air Force veteran who was born on a base, has ﬂown 88 combat missions, including over Iraq, and has nine air medals to his name. He told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that he does not want a moratorium to the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, even if it would help him personally. He wants it repealed. “I did have hope that President [Barack] Obama would follow through on his commitment to change the policy and initiate a policy of nondiscrimination,” Fehrenbach said. “I think we need a permanent solution from Congress.” The Obama Administration has begun talks of ending the Clinton-era policy. “President Obama has been clear in his direction to Secretary [Robert] Gates and [Joint Chiefs] Chairman [Mike] Mullen that he is committed to repeal the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. He has also been clear that he is committed to do it in a way that is least disruptive to our troops, especially given that they have been simultaneously waging two wars for six years now,” Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell stated last week. You can watch the MSNBC interview at citydesk. boiseweekly.com.
BIETER TOUTS NEW BOISE ECONOMY In an address last week to Boise Young Professionals, a group afﬁliated with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter touted the success of Idaho’s garage inventor class and the number of startups in town. Nearly everyone in the room—actually, the bar at the Basque Center—knew people who had been laid off. But Bieter said young and tech savvy workers are well positioned. “People my age and older are freaking out,” he said. “Probably more than you are.” Bieter touted companies like MarkMonitor, which monitors domain names for large companies across the globe, and WhiteCloud Analytics, which sells software to hospitals. The annual BYP speech is seen as a preview of Bieter’s State of the City speech, scheduled for June 3. Bieter spoke about the economy, the city’s efforts to combat climate change and his hope for a downtown trolley and rail transit. And in another State of the City tradition, he ran through a bunch of the new Top 10 lists that Boise made. Bieter did not mention the city making the Top 10 foreclosures list, but did respond to a question from BW about it. The list included the entire Treasure Valley and Boise has seen relatively fewer foreclosures than other nearby cities, he said. Bieter also responded to questions about quality-of-life issues and the arts, hinting that a 700 to 1,000 seat performing arts venue may soon be coming to downtown. “I can’t say that I’m culturally enlightened,” Bieter said of the arts. “I just say go.” —Nathaniel Hoffman
war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, May. 26, 2009, 4,303 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,446 in combat and 857 from noncombat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,285. In the last week, six U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 74 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 92,126 and 100,580. Source: iraqbodycount.net COST OF IRAQ WAR: $672,420,260,281 Source: costofwar.com
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RISCH’S WORLD Idaho senator takes on foreign affairs
Bloomberg and Radio Free Europe after that hearing. Sitting in his ofﬁce, Risch told BW that even though Washington is hyper-partisan, foreign relations is not always that way. He often agrees with Kerry, supported Hillary Clinton’s nomination as secretary of state, and said all of the State Department appointn a recent week in Washington, D.C., Idaho’s freshman ments have been above politics. Sen. Jim Risch heard from a State Department ofﬁcial on “The place where you get the least partisanship is the Foreign foreign aid to Pakistan, from playwright Eve Ensler—of Relations Committee because the interest of the Unites States is the Vagina Monologues fame—on the widespread use of rape in the interest of the United States,” Risch said. Congo, and from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on While others on Capitol Hill agreed that there is less partisandevelopments in the Israeli-Palestinian conﬂict. ship in foreign relations, the committee has had partisan staffers since at least Jesse Helms’ time as chairman in the 1990s, and the debate over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has taken on a partisan sheen. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a conservative Republican from Kentucky, led Risch’s recent trip abroad. The questioning of foreign aid—one of the few items in foreign diplomacy that Congress can control—has some precedent in Idaho history. Idaho Sen. William Borah, a Republican with an independent streak, chaired Foreign Relations from 1924 to 1933, during which time he tried to limit the United States’ role in foreign matters. Sen. Church, a Democrat, also attempted to rein in foreign aid. “Congress is often skeptical of foreign aid and that’s a bipartisan trait,” said Michael O’Hanlon, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and expert on foreign relations. Neither O’Hanlon nor several other foreign policy watchers BW contacted had seen Risch in action long enough to say where his foreign policy positions may lead. While Borah’s time saw wide ranging debate on America’s role on the world Sen. Jim Risch stands in the ceremonial Senate Foreign Relations Committee room in the U.S. stage (Borah sought to limit it), nations are Capitol. The committee meets in a larger hearing room, but recently hosted Afghan ministers in this historic room. now linked in too many ways not to think globally. Risch said that there is no more Risch, whose prior foreign experience amounts to European isolationism in this day and age. vacations with his wife and political partner, Vicki, and trade mis“Bill Borah never saw an Internet connection,” he said. sions as lieutenant governor, now sits on the Senate Foreign RelaYet Risch is no budding internationalist either. tions Committee and the Select Intelligence Committee. “I think of things in American terms,” Risch told the chamber It’s a prestigious pair of assignments. Idaho has not had a voice crowd in April. in foreign affairs since Frank Church chaired the committee in In visiting the Middle East and Afghanistan, Risch found it dif1979, his last year in the Senate. ﬁcult to apply concepts like the melting pot and the Constitution. Church’s widow, Bethine Church, told BW that she doesn’t “A lot of those countries, they’ve got Islamic right in the name think Risch has a deep grasp of foreign policy, but that she’ll give of the country,” he said. him time to ﬁgure it out. Risch was enchanted with aging Egyptian President Hosni “I don’t think you can really tell about how someone is going Mubarak—he’s like your grandfather, Risch said—and clearly to turn out on a committee until you actually watch him do it,” wooed by the Israelis. Bethine Church said. Bethine Church said that foreign visits and meetings with Risch appears to be doing his homework. He toured Egypt, Isforeign dignitaries in Washington are essential for success on the rael, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan in April, making his ﬁrst major committee. She said Sen. Church read voraciously—even Mein foreign policy speech to the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Kampf—and hired experienced foreign policy advisors. upon his return. And senior members of the Foreign Relations Risch has not hired a foreign affairs staff yet. Ryan White, who Committee praised his performance. ran Risch’s Senate campaign, attends the committee hearings with “I’m pleased that he’s been a thoughtful and hard-working, him and Risch’s ofﬁce has a knowledgeable CIA intern. present member of the committee,” Foreign Relations Chairman Risch said he signed onto Foreign Relations because he wants Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry told BW in a brief interview. Idaho to have a voice in international affairs. Richard Slaughter, an Indeed, aside from Kerry, Risch was the only senator to remain international economic and public policy consultant and director at the Blair hearing to the end, nailing a cameo handshake on of the Boise Committee on Foreign Relations, was surprised at C-Span. He asked Blair, an envoy to the region on behalf of the Risch’s interest. Madrid Quartet, how to keep the focus on the Palestinian question Slaughter suggested that access to export markets may be one of when the Israelis are more focused on threats from Iran and how Risch’s motivations for taking on foreign policy. to deal with the split Palestinian leadership between the West Bank “He becomes a bit of an internationalist, not in the Church and Gaza. sense, but in a sense of protecting the world institutions that make “One gets a sense that the gap between the leadership in the prosperity possible in Idaho,” Slaughter said. West Bank vs. the leadership, if you would call it such, in Gaza Foreign affairs gave both Borah and Church a national spotlight grows instead of comes closer together. How do you deal with without harming their standing in Idaho. Risch, who just turned that?” Risch asked Blair, 66, getting a later start on his Senate career, said his priorities are “That’s an absolutely right question to ask,” Blair responded. making all his votes and meeting with Idahoans and responding to Several other senators followed up on Risch’s questions. their calls and e-mails. Risch is still moving into his spacious Senate ofﬁce. The most “Having said that, I’m also a United States senator, and as a prominent item on display is a replica of the door to his last ofﬁce, result of that, I have an obligation when it comes to issues that afthat of the interim governor of Idaho that sits in his D.C. lobby. fect the Unites States. Obviously, if there’s a collision, Idaho’s going Risch’s bookshelves are mostly empty and the most visible to get my vote, clearly,” Risch said. item on his desk the day BW visited was a 2-inch stack of press “One of the challenges I guess I have is to convince people in clippings in which he was quoted interrogating a State Department Idaho that what happens around the world affects us in Idaho ... ofﬁcial on the purpose of more foreign aid to Pakistan. Our standing in the world affects jobs here, it affects our economy Risch was mentioned in the Washington Post, USA Today, here, it affects energy here, it affects all those things.”
CITYDESK MTN. HOME PILOT CHALLENGES DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL
CITIZENBOISE INTERVIEW BY AMY ATKINS
Why did you enlist in the Navy? I wanted to get the f**k out of Ohio. Am I allowed to swear in this? I’ll use asterisks. OK. Yeah, then I had to get the f**k out of Ohio. Who decided you should do stand-up? A guy I worked with at Kinko’s was booking a barroom, and all the comics bailed. He called me and said, “You’re enough of a smartass. Why don’t you come down and do some time?”
me a faggot. [They might] call me names and be a dick to me, but then be like, “This guy’s actually funny.” Has anyone ever walked out of a show after you say you’re gay? The only time anyone has ever walked out on me is if I’m being too dirty. What do people say to you after a show? It’s always a drunk straight girl who wants to set me up with her gay friend. Some people say, “Normally, I wouldn’t like a gay comedian but ...” It’s like I’m an activist I don’t know why I thought she’d be screamwhether I want to be or not. ing while we were at dinner. It’s like having dinner with Celine Dion and thinking she’s You’re a poster boy. going to bust out the Titanic song while Right. Not intentionally. When I was in you’re eating. the Navy, my shipmate got beat to death in a park. I was in the park that night; it could Who are your top favorite comedians? have happened to me. I sort of think [beMargaret, I really like Whoopi [Goldcause of that] I’m supposed to be a voice. berg]; the ﬁrst comedy album I listened to as a kid was [George] Carlin ... I like Sandra How do you write jokes? Bernhardt because she puts on a whole show. I sketch things down on napkins and try I’m very supportive of female comics because to keep a notebook. I’m in the process of they have to prove themselves that much taking my 8 billion pieces of notebook paper harder. So as an openly gay man, I’m right and cocktail napkins and matchbooks and on par with that, if not, like right below it. putting them in the computer in one format. I’m a minority.
What was that ﬁrst show like? It was scary but went well because basically I stacked the room with my friends. All your friends are there and they’re supportive of course. Then they send you to another room and there’s no one there you know. You have that horrible bomb and that’s the make-or-break point. You either get back in the saddle or you shut it down.
Do you ever write something down and think, “I am so funny?” No. It depends on if I’m sitting with another good writer. Like my roommate is a great joke doctor. We work really well together. She’ll toss something out, I’ll toss something out. Sometimes you start out with a premise, and it gets springboarded into something else. So, occasionally I write something, and I think it’s funny, but I never get so ahead of myself or full of myself thinking it’s [automatically] going to work. It’s a matter of years of doing it, formulating it.
Is anything and anyone fair game as far as material goes? Including yourself? There are certain places I wouldn’t go … There’s stuff about my family nobody needs to know. I mean, you could sit down with my mother, and you’ll realize she’s crazy, so I’m not dropping a dime on a bitch … But I try to be respectful. And sometimes stuff just isn’t funny. It depends on how much you’re willing to give up. The more painful it is, the funnier it is. And sacriﬁce is the name of this game. I’m pushing 40. It’s time to shit or get off the pot.
What’s your hook? I just try to tell people I’m gay. I’m up front about it. That’s my hook. That and I’m a slob. Are you kidding? Look at me. I Febrezed with homemade Febreze! I’m a slob. But I own it.
What’s the ﬁrst thing that goes through your head when a famous headliner walks into your club? To treat them right. People, I have found, are not always who you think they are. You have to look at them as a person and not …
Why is it important to say you’re gay? Some people either do not see my gayness at all—while others see it from outer space. With some gay comics out there, it’s just uncomfortable. [They] just need to say it. Everyone already knows ... People in the room who are homophobic, if I already own it and beat them to the punch on it, they can’t judge me. They can’t sit there and call
A persona? Yeah. Margaret Cho was not at all what I expected. I knew she would be cool, but in her stage act she’s such a monster … She goes after it and tears it up. In person, she was very quiet, intellectual, lovely, sweet [and] polite. Totally not rock and roll crazy. First of all, I was already a big fan. She does comedy with a message which I love …
What would your advice be to a young comedian trying to make it? I always preface any advice with, “But what the f**k do I know?” You’ve got to ﬁgure it out on your own. Someone told me early on when I went around asking for advice, “Just be prepared to die a thousand horrible deaths on stage.” Once you can accept that, you’re golden.
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Soon after 6-foot 2-inch standup comic Matt Bragg hits the stage, Boise audiences may hear the line “I’m gay, but I’m not very good at it. Look at me,” he’ll say, pointing to his worn red polo shirt, baggy jeans, baseball cap and the red bandana tied around his wrist. “I look like a lesbian skateboarder.” The Akron, Ohio-born Bragg has been performing for about 10 years and isn’t afraid to die on stage to ﬁnd out that a joke doesn’t work. He sees the ridiculous in the mundane and though some of his comedy is just for laughs, it often has a message, too. Over tater tots and Diet Pepsi, Bragg talked about his stint in the Navy, the gaybashing death of a shipmate, meeting Margaret Cho and the not-so-lofty goal he hopes to achieve while living here.
What’s your goal while you live in Boise? I want to be the gay rock star of Boise. I want to ﬁgure out how to get to the front of the line at the Balcony every night. I’ll pay for my own drinks, but [I’m] not waiting in line anymore.
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THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR CROTCH Last week, we learned about the supposed ancient art of phallomancy in which you read a man’s personality by analyzing the shape and size of his penis. It turns out that there is an equally bizarre method of divination for women. A Japanese author has written a book in which he claims that the fortunes and character traits of women can be read by studying the shape of their pubic hair. Kosai Jumon, 70, says as a young man, he started studying the pubic hair of women when he realized that the sexual prowess of his partners differed depending on their “pubic hairdo.” His system claims to be able to determine whether a woman will make a good wife or make her husband’s life miserable, and he explains that a perfect wife has pubic hair that has “a clearly deﬁned endurance sub-zone and slight traits of a receptivity sub-zone.” Put simply, he says, “hair like this would indicate a good wife during the day who turns into a whore at night.” (Mainichi Daily News)
drugs, Mackie is still going strong 11 years later and has given away 13,000 harmonicas so far. “I can’t explain the joy,” Mackie says. “I don’t think Bill Gates feels any richer inside than I do.” (CBS News)
BOOKS THEY CAN’T TURN INTO FILMS If you’re starting your summer reading list, don’t miss oddee.com’s list of insanely titled books for some surreal reading pleasure, including Castration: The Advantages and the Disadvantages, Excrement in the Late Middle Ages, Curbside Consultation of the Colon, Games You Can Play With Your Pussy, F**kin’ Concrete Contemporary Abstract Algebra Introduction, Zen of Farting, The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America, The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories, and last but certainly not least, How to Good-bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?
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And this week, we have not one, but two pointless studies from the “No Shit, Sherlock” wing of scientiﬁc news. The ﬁrst comes from research on obesity that Scientists in Spain have discovered that revealed the astounding news that eating the air in Madrid and Barcelona is laced with too much food makes you fat. “The main trace amounts of cocaine, LSD, amphetcause of the obesity epidemic in this country amines, opiates and cannaboids. But before is the wide availability of high-caloric foods you book a ﬂight, heed the words of one and the fact that we are eating way too many scientist who explained that “not even if we lived for a thousand years would we consume calories in the course of a day,” explained the equivalent of a dose of cocaine by breath- one brainiac. Meanwhile, over in England, two ing this air.” They also claim that the readings Oxford University scientists spent three years and $300,000 of the taxpayers’ money to were higher than average as the testing stations were located on university campuses discover that yes, ducks do enjoy splashing and that higher amounts of drugs are in the air around in water. (theheart.org /The Guardian) on weekends. (The Telegraph)
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The feel-good story of the year comes from Washington state, where 70-year-old Andy Mackie is still alive after nine heart surgeries. He had been kept alive by a combination of 15 different medications, but when he could no longer tolerate the side effects, Mackie threw all his pills away and decided to use the money that he would have spent on prescripINTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK tions in order to buy 300 harmonicas that he A small percentage of people experience gave away to school kids in order to spread emetophilia—having an orgasm when his love of music to a new generation. “I really vomiting. thought it was the last thing I could ever do,” he said. But instead of slowly dying without his Get more news at curioustimes.com.
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out see what he’d deliver next. And you found f you were among the lucky in the fall of with ed stitch and odd and funny it was epic— 1997, an irreverent and bookish friend life truths—a novel about a half-Apache boy, handed you a copy of Brady Udall’s Edgar Mint, who at 7 years old has his head debut story collection, Letting Loose the run over by a postal Jeep and subsequently brilsome is this , Hounds, saying, “Seriously it spends decades coming to understand what liant shit.” n huma n broke st almo and poor a be to means Now, shortly before the publication of ptive and peaceful redem his g seekin being , amist Polyg ly Udall’s second novel, The Lone place in a fractured world. you might take the opportunity to revisit and The novel portrays Edgar after his accident berremem elf, yours along then pass his work is cast into an existence peopled by he as for ng ing how back in 1997 you were looki to s misﬁt and dreamers, some of whom wish sharp, brave, wise ﬁctional voices—authors some tion, condi life his nd- help him understand who were blending wit with wisdom, outla just who do not, and some who have little idea ish, fringy characters with timeless truths— r Edga like or surviv y kindl a with do what to and Brady Udall did not disappoint. in a rundown years early his lives He . Mint like cters Udall nailed it, delivering chara and underfunded hospital, moving on to an Goody Yates in the title story and hooking e even poorer and more broken down Nativ you as he opens, declaring: “Goody Yates was then on into a life l, schoo ing board ican Amer the of a mess. He shambled along the side the with a well-meaning and eccentrically ideal road, slump-shouldered and bleeding from Mormon foster family. Edgar Mint, you disand pain n, cotto with mouth, his head stuffed tes covered, is a novel that certainly demonstra .” delirium duking it out in the pit of his mind s, storie ’s Udall of s patho and nity the huma And it didn’t stop there because next came yet his ability to wholly capture the storied characters like Archie, the excitable and oft meanderings of one man’s unique life ﬁrmly delusional cowboy in “He Becomes Deeply showed that he was a contemporary writer and Famously Drunk”—a title that absolutely with staying power. story the if begged you to read on, just to see You found out you are not the only one it And n. icatio intox ised prom the delivered se The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint has becau like: s iption descr certainly did with character lated into 18 languages, garnered trans been or “When I feel this way, I get to punching ﬁne reviews state-side and overseas, and made smashing or kicking and I can feel this black e. Brady Udall a rather famous writer in Franc , going keep just ness pouring out of me and I by Mined optio been has book the well, As , it’s a great feeling, just letting go, ﬂailing away has chael Stipe’s ﬁlm production company and until I feel empty and clean again.” ction and ﬁlming produ full into gone y nearl ul Next came his idealistic and hopef twice now. The second attempt to make the ,” protagonist in “The Opposite of Loneliness in ﬁlm was recently tabled due to downturns live I that fact “the who admits right off that nally assured perso has Stipe but my, econo the with three crazy people is the reason Ansie Udall that he only options novels he will won’t stop by the house to visit. She’s a little indeed make into ﬁlms. but Iris, and uncomfortable with Tormey So, what’s next? Udall, who lives in Boise’s that one the he’s edgy; really her s make Hugh ing ago North End with his wife and kids, is teach greeted her at the front door a few months State’s Master of Boise with year third his in out ing dangl with his withered, low-slung balls Fine Arts program, and he has just completed the ﬂy of his boxer shorts.” ly his new tome, the 700-page novel, The Lone ng readi keep to It was all another call d be reshoul which , novel The . amist Polyg Hounds, a collection of truly memorable leased in late 2009/early 2010, is about a man r’s characters and narratives that hold a reade an with four wives and 20-plus kids, who has only not , ration attention and earn their admi know he is not does who an wom a with affair because of Udall’s inventiveness and broad s. a polygamist; complex human drama ensue imagination, but also because his stories ooze t an American abou book a tially essen “It’s are They heart and bring home large truths. family,” Udall said, sitting down at a back to stories that stick, stories you keep wanting table in a bright coffee shop in downtown g Lettin on pass to retell, stories that urge you Boise. “In America, as we all know, we Loose the Hounds. do things big—big business, big egos, big So then when Udall’s debut novel, The a people—so, here in my book we just have by shed publi Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, was y.” famil big big, Vintage in 2001, you eagerly picked it up to 8DCI>CJ:9DCC:MIE6<:
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Udall, who grew up in northern Arizona in aged me to read good books when I was quite an LDS family and community before he went young. I remember she gave me Kafkaâ€™s The on to Brigham Young University and the Iowa Metamorphosis when I was in ďŹ fth or sixth Writers Workshop, has in the past had some grade, which was maybe a little unusual, but peripheral contact with the entity of polygamy. fantastic for me, and a step toward this writThough, in composing the guts of this new ing life at a young age. novel, he went and did his research, interviewâ€œAnd really, along the way there were a ing and living among a polygamist community. so many steps. One I remember particularly â€œI needed to understand fully what it fondly was that at the county fair, right there was like for these husbands, these wives, with the pie contest and the produce contest these children. What were their identities? and the judging of livestock, they had a What are their motivations?â€? Udall said, his poetry contest. And the grand prize was 25 eyebrows raised, a boyâ€™s mischievous smile bucks, which was a ton for a kid like me, creasing his face. â€œAnd it was fascinating. so I decided Iâ€™d go for it. I still remember These people are just true it pretty vividly, I think and real people, and I I kind of cribbed a Walt guess maybe I should have Whitman poem and came known this all along. They up with something about just want their happiness, all the trees out on the hilland their love, and their side dying. I put it together needs met. in a couple of hours, and â€œIt was particularly it won. I got the cash and interesting that the wives a big ribbon and thought seemed much happier, this is easy, man, I can much more at ease, than make a killing at this. I the husbands. I mean, was in seventh grade and think about it. You have having a little success at it, four wives and 24 kids and it really meant something the dental bill comes in at to me, it pushed me along $10,000 at the end of the just that much further.â€? month. Thatâ€™s going to be Udall leaned back in his stressful for the breadwinchair to stare at the ceiling, ner. The women, they liked looking for, it seemed, all their place within these the ways and moments families, generally. One that have led him here to of the wives even consit here now as a two-time sidered herself a feminist novelist, a prize-winning and enjoyed a life where story writer, a man who has her husband came around somehow affected others once a week or so to ďŹ x with his art. the toilet, spend a little â€œItâ€™s weird what you time, have sex and head remember sometimes,â€? out. She felt it was freeing, Udall said, running ďŹ ngers liberating, which in many through his hair. â€œI wrote ways I could understand. my ďŹ rst novel when I was â€œNow, I have to say in seventh grade. Some that I wouldnâ€™t want my young adult publisher was daughter to live within this having another contest, culture, nor my son, but I and I think for this one the certainly felt that I came to prize money was $2,000, understand the humanity and I just thought, man, and the more-ordinaryIâ€™m going to go for this. than-youâ€™d-think lifestyles My friends did it, too. We of those big families. And all wrote these Conan the really, this helped me imBarbarian types of stories, measurably in writing my and mine was 240 pages novel, in bringing an art hand written on binder and story to real lives.â€? Brady Udallâ€™s previous works have won paper, all full of chicks in Udall, a committed critical praise around the world. loincloths and almost-sex believer in the artful story, scenes. Funny stuff. And I however lengthy, added didnâ€™t win that one, probthat he does feel a bit daunted by the fact ably not even close because I remember I got that Polygamist grew so large. a sort of snotty note back from the judging â€œIt was kind of crazy when I printed the panelâ€”my ďŹ rst rejection letterâ€”which I thing out. Over 700 pages is heavy, literally. wish I still had.â€? And Iâ€™ve thought at times: Who would want From that young juncture, Udall continued to read this much of my work? The novelist to write through high school and into his can double as torturer sometimes, and I didnâ€™t years as an undergraduate at Brigham Young want to be that,â€? he said. University, where he feels his writing was truly But Udall assuaged most of his fears after honed, made full and real through practice his editorâ€”the legendary, and sadly recently and patience and mentoring. passed, Carol Hauk Smith, who worked for â€œI had great teachers at BYU, and I W.W. Nortonâ€”and a couple of his trusted have to say thatâ€™s where I learned, I think, readers assured him the lengthy narrative everything I would truly need to go forward worked well and was a fast read. as a writer. I mean, I donâ€™t want to offend â€œNow, weâ€™ll have to see what the public anyone, but I have to say that my writing thinks, and Iâ€™m ready for that.â€? teachers at BYU were much better than at Itâ€™s a long, arduous process, this writing, Iowa. It may sound odd, or seem counterUdall would say. But itâ€™s satisfying at the gut intuitive because the Iowa workshop is so level, at the spiritual level; itâ€™s what a writer lauded and big, but itâ€™s true. Iowa was best must doâ€”against all odds and sometimes for me in that I met so many other writers, reason. Itâ€™s how a man like Udall makes it, made friends and some connections, people survives, and has done so for years. who would read my work.â€? â€œI think Iâ€™ve thought of myself as writer Udall went on to describe how he was able from early on,â€? Udall said, â€œwhich was to sign his book contract for Letting Loose the weird really because I grew up in a very Hounds in his ďŹ rst year at Iowa. small Mormon town, a place where my â€œI was lucky,â€? he said, noting how it was grandfather was a farmer and my parents Carol Hauk Smithâ€™s dealing with a friend of were teachers, and being a writer just wasnâ€™t his that led to Udallâ€™s own â€œdiscovery.â€? something to aspire to. It just didnâ€™t make â€œMy friend had won an award and went any sense to the people around me. out to Salt Lake City, where she met Carol â€œBut I had wonderful teachers, and my Hauk Smith beside this hotel pool,â€? Udall mother was a very literate person who encour- said. â€œAnd Carol asked my friend if he WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
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Brady Udall relaxes in his North Boise home prior to the release of his new novel, The Lonely Polygamist.
knew of any other good young writers. And my friend was kind enough to hand off a story and say, ‘Here’s something by a guy I know named Brady Udall, he’s really good.’ And I got a phone call about a week later from Carol. “Now, Carol Hauk Smith was the only editor I’d ever even heard of. I mean, she discovered Rick Bass, and Rick Bass is one of my favorite writers. So, the phone call comes, and I think it’s just some random old lady who’s read one of my stories, but after a while, it dawns on me that this is Carol Hauk Smith, and I got all nervous, my knees knocking, truly. “Then she asked me how many stories I had, which was maybe 10. She asked me to send them along, which I gladly did, and damn, if about two weeks later she called me back and offered me a book contract based on just that amount of work, just those few stories. She was a remarkable editor and woman, such an advocate, such a seeker of new writers in the West. It was rare what she gave me and so many of us.” It took Udall another painstaking year to write the “one more semi-brilliant story” Hauk believed the collection needed, and from there, his literary career was born. Hounds led him to Edgar Mint and now more than a decade later to the forthcoming The Lonely Polygamist. It has been said, “Art is a long practice,” which is something Udall believes in and has clearly lived. This means imagining character and situation; it means paying attention to the nuances of human nature; it means intently noting the beauties and degradations of our natural world; and mostly it means putting in the time, often working through the night to deliver engaging and heartfelt dramas set in places we certainly recognize yet crave to know more about. This all seems to be Udall’s rich ethic, which around here has not gone unnoticed or without admiration. Mitch Wieland, an accomplished fellow ﬁction writer and Boise State MFA colleague, remembers well his ﬁrst encounter with Udall back when Hounds came out. “He read here in town,” Wieland said. “And it was just fantastic—comedic and so full of heart. I was won over immediately and have been singing his praises ever since. He’s the type of writer who really keeps your attention through the odd characters and situations he has them in, but his writing is so much more than just entertainment. He smuggles in heart; [he] braids depth and meaning into his people and stories.” Wieland continued, “We feel really lucky to have him here at BSU. He’s someone who could work anywhere, in just about any program in the country, and we’re just happy he wants to live in this part of the country, that he wants to be here in Boise.” Wieland spoke highly of Udall’s work as WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM
ﬁction editor for The Idaho Review, of the sometimes “starry eyed” admiration by Udall’s students, and of his powerful presence in the writing program. “It was fantastic when he read for his interview here,” Wieland said. “Brady read a passage from his new novel that was just fall-down funny, but so real, too. He had a room full of faculty and grad students rolling with laughter and so absolutely hooked into his story. It was clear that he’s the real deal, a writer we all admired and wanted.” And here he is, in Boise, continuing to work hard on his art in the relative comfort of his studio/ofﬁce, a small out-building at his home where the process becomes progress. “I have, since my college days, written exclusively at night, from midnight to 4 or 5 a.m.,” Udall said of his process and his writer’s regimen. “I used to believe that no good writing could be done by me in the daytime. And then in the course of writing The Lonely Polygamist, I began to get a little crazy, staying up later and later, and pretty soon I was hardly sleeping at all. Not good for your general quality of life. So I started experimenting with writing during the day and was surprised to ﬁnd, after all this time, that I could manage it. I wasn’t happy about it—it felt entirely too conventional, like working a day job—but I got used to it.” Udall has become quite fond of this place as well, and it sounds like he’ll be staying a while—which for all of us book lovers and story ﬁends is more than a wonderful thing. “I love Boise,” Udall said. “We’ve moved around a lot, looking for that perfect place, and in Boise we’ve found it. There’s a nice literary community here, with organizations like the Cabin, and a lot of good writers. Boise State supports the literary arts, and I’m proud to work there with good colleagues and a bunch of ﬁne students. This might be a weird thing to say, but I like the quality of the light here. There’s something about a sweet autumn afternoon in Boise that makes it better than anyplace else.” Udall will read at the Cabin, or through the Boise State MFA reading series; reading dates will be conﬁrmed once Polygamist is released. “Sometimes it’s difﬁcult for me,” Udall said, looking across the room. “Sometimes I just get to thinking that what I do, what I love to do, touches so few people overall. But, then I’ll think, I’m lucky, too. I get to touch some. Because art, I feel, has real meaning, real importance in people’s lives. We forget that sometimes, and I wish we wouldn’t. Sometimes, even for me, it’s easier to just go to type, and to not seek out the community, or get involved, and that’s not right, not all of what we need to do as writers. We need to connect our stories, and our art, to the larger world.” Christian Winn teaches creative writing at Boise State University.
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together. But don’t think it’s all going to be a high-falutin’ homage. Attaway said they plan to tear it up at Friday night’s kick-off party at The Bouquet and hit it even harder there on Saturday night with the Reunion Party when the jam starts at 8:30 p.m. and rocks on until the lights go up. Or somebody gets arrested. It doesn’t end there. On Sunday, May 31, Attaway invites everyone to partake of more music—and a little hair of the dog—with a Bloody Mary afternoon jam starting at around noon. Get in on all the cowboy craziness for a chance to see special guest ﬁddler and Pinto Bennett authority Teddy Jones. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. Tickets are available Friday at The Bouquet. Friday, May 29, 9 p.m., $10, The Bouquet; Saturday, May 30, 2-6 p.m., The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.; and 8:30 p.m., The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St.; Saturday tickets $20 good for all day, both venues. Sunday, May 31, noon, FREE, The Bouquet.
27 WEDNESDAY FLIP THROUGH, FIND GROOVE Sort through your vinyl collection for dance tracks that move you and head down to tonight’s meeting of the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho for a special ladies’ night/dance night. Sample delicious drinks by Modern Hotel bartender Michael Bowers, who is debuting the concoctions he whipped up inspired by members of the Trey McIntyre Project. 7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 Grove St., Boise, vpsidaho.org.
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Brad Beech engaged in a varial heel flip at Rhodes Skate Park.
Skateboarders ages 5 and older can kickturn, ollie and grind their way to becoming a sick skater at the second annual 628 Skate Camp. Campers are split into groups depending on their skill level and are critiqued and evaluated by camp instructors Brad Beech of Alliance Skateboards, Sk8 Nuts Hardware, Newt and Harold’s and M(t) Theory Clothing, and Eddie Meksavanh, sponsored by Prestige Skate Shop and M(t) Theory Clothing. The $100 cost of the two-day camp includes a T-shirt, photos, water, evaluations, training and entry to the competition. The public can enter the competition for $3 and everyone is invited to head down and watch a new generation of skaters in the making. Register in advance for the camp by calling 208-241-9763. See some footage of the coaches doing their thing by searching “Brad Beech” at Vimeo and watch Eddie Meksavanh at prestigeskateboards.com. Friday, May 29, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; competition signups start at 4 p.m. for the contest from 5-7 p.m., Rhodes Skatepark, 15th and Grove streets, under the Connector, Boise.
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT Trey McIntrye’s Program 3 includes the dances “Leatherwing Bat,” (serious) and “Ma Maison.” After the ﬁnal Boise show of TMP’s inaugural season, the dance troupe travels to New York City for its debut performance at the Joyce Theater. Watch a sample of the dances in the making at treymcintyre.com. Friday, May 29, 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $25-$45, idahotickets.com. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise.
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rocking concert/fundraiser for Boise’s National Alliance on Mental Illness. This week’s Noise feature on Page 20 breaks it all down. 7:30 p.m., $15, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, rockwiththeﬂock.org.
29 FRI. – 31 SUN. SADDLE UP The annual Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion starts Friday, May 29, at 9 p.m. and doesn’t end until the afternoon of Sunday, May 31—unless one of the musicians gets arrested ﬁrst. So if you’re walking down Main Street between the Egyptian Theatre and The Bouquet this weekend, chances are pretty good that you’ll run across a crooning cowboy. In the past, the reunion has been held at Shorty’s Saloon. But this year, musician, reunion organizer and performer wrangler Kip Attaway said he wanted to “class it up a little,” and rented out the Egyptian for a matinee show on Saturday, May 30. From 2-6 p.m., Attaway, Steve Eaton, John Hansen, Muzzy Braun, Jeremiah James and Jim Lemmon will all pay tribute and roast the hell out Pinto Bennett, the leader of the Motel Cowboys pack. Each musician will play two of his own songs, one of Bennett’s songs and then share a story or two about the legendary musician, followed by a performance from The Famous Motel Cowboys
The Hawks’ stadium ﬁlls with blues music, barbecue and beer, along with opportunities to take home a new furry friend during the ﬁrst annual Blues, Brews and BBQs beneﬁtting the Idaho Humane Society. The Blues Addicts, Bitterbrush Blues Band, Barbara Laing Band, BoDo Brothers, Hoochie Coochie Men and the Paul Peterson Band are set to perform while attendees mill about sampling beer by Sockeye, Tablerock, The Ram, Highlands Hollow, Idaho Distributing and Sun Valley Brewing. The barbecue is courtesy of Big Daddy BBQ, Iron Horse BBQ, Brother Brown’s BBQ, Idaho BBQ Company and Spud’s BBQ. The vendors are serving up their best pulled pork and brisket for the people’s choice award along with other barbecue specialties. Jump around on bounce houses and scurry through an obstacle course before hitting up “Spot,” the Idaho Humane Society’s mobile adoption unit, to pick out a new pet from noon-5 p.m. Bring pet food or pet-related donations for the IHS and receive four additional beer or food tokens. Noon, adult $7 adv., $10 gate; under 21 $5 adv., $8 gate, children age 5 and younger FREE, Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City, boisehawks.com.
3 WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR DANCING The Alive After Five Summer Concert Series begins this week and continues every Wednesday through September. The ﬁrst concert is Tim Easton, a rocking singer/songwriter with opener local folk/rock guitarist Dan Costello. Sunshine worshippers, music lovers and anyone who enjoys throwing back a few beverages in the middle of the week are welcome to head over and get down in front of the outdoor stage. 5-8 p.m., FREE, The Grove Plaza, downtown Boise.
8 DAYS OUT
wednesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS RECLAMATION AND THE TREASURE VALLEY—Civic Architecture of the Modernist Age is the talk with a tour of modernist architecture in downtown Boise scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30. 7 p.m., FREE, 208-433-5670. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, www. boisepubliclibrary.org.
ON STAGE THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is about six young people going through the perils of puberty matched with the angst of being overachievers. 7:30 p.m., $28-$48, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609. LEADING LADIES—Jack and Leo are a couple of down-ontheir-luck English Shakespearean actors who hear that an old lady in York, Penn., is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English relatives. The trouble is, when they get to York, they ﬁnd out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces. 7:30 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Rd., Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES A PASSION FOR PENSTEMONS—IBG natural communities specialist Ann DeBolt leads a tour of more than 25 species or cultivars of penstemon growing in the garden. Preregistration is required. 7 p.m., $10/Idaho Botanical Garden member, $15/ nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
ART AMY PENCE-BROWN— Settle in with a glass of wine for a question-andanswer session with local art
curator Amy Pence Brown. Gain insight on what a curator does, what one looks for and tips on how artists can get their work shown. 7-9 p.m., FREE. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy 16, Eagle, 208-2869463, www.woodrivercellars. com. 9+1—The public is invited to view the exhibit and project “9+1,” a collaborative art experience between Trey McIntyre and 14 local artists. An after party at The Modern Hotel features dancer-inspired cocktails only available during the month the drinks are released. 5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, treymcintyre.com, J Crist Gallery, 223 S. 17th St., Boise.
TALKS & LECTURES SUNSET SERIES PROGRAM—The talk on the preservation of Hulls Gulch features Jennifer Stevens of Stevens Historical Research Associates and Anne Hausrath, a former city council member, community activist and current member of the Foothills Conservation Advisory Committee. 7-8:30 p.m., FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, www.cityofboise.org.
ODDS & ENDS VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— See Picks Page. 7-10 p.m., FREE, www.vpsidaho.org. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.
thursday FESTIVALS & EVENTS CHERRY BOMBS BURLESQUE GAME SHOW—One night only, two different shows, drink specials and prizes. The mistresses of ceremonies are a talented troupe of professional sexy comedians, magicians, dancers, singers and musicians. 5:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., FREE. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise.
TRICA’S ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER—TrICA is holding a fundraiser and auction. The ticket price includes dinner and drinks and the opportunity to bid on auction items, dance to African drum music and possibly be the gem of the party. To reserve a spot, call 208-484-0142 or e-mail Nellie@tricarts.org. 6:30-9 p.m., $75 per person. Barber Park Education and Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Rd., Boise.
ON STAGE THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE— See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m., $28-$48, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609. BLEACHER BUMS—A group of die-hard bleacher denizens who inhabit the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field ﬁnd time to root for their team in between placing bets on everything under the sun. 8 p.m., $11 general; $9 seniors and students, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—The satirical comedy by Oscar Wilde follows the misadventures of a couple of British blokes, Jack and Algy, as they confront the merciless strictures of tea time and the pitfalls of sincerity, all while trying to woo a couple of strong-willed ladies.7 p.m., $15-18; student rush tickets $10 at 10 min. before show. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-385-0021, www. kedproductions.org. LEADING LADIES—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Rd., Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com.
CONCERTS WILLIAM JOSEPH—The classical pop pianist has worked with artists such as Josh Groban, Barbara Streisand, and Kenny G. 8 p.m., $20$30, www.william-joseph.com. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555.
FOOD & DRINK MARTINI MIX-OFF JUDGING PART THREE—The judges are hitting three more bars. The night begins at Bardenay at 7 p.m., then onto Piper Pub and Grill at 8 p.m. followed by Tablerock Brewpub at 9 p.m. www.maymartinimixoff.com. PAELLA AND SANGRIA—The class on traditional Spanish paella and homemade sangria ﬁlls up fast, so reserve a spot now. 6 p.m., $30. The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, www. thebasquemarket.com.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES IDAVATION—The key message of the educational and networking summit is to get out into the community and change the world. 8:30 a.m., $99 (includes lunch and networking reception), pitch.pe/9752. Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3431871. NEIGHBORHOOD TREE CARE CLASSES—The program is on how to solve tree problems. 6 p.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www.boisepubliclibrary.org.
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8 DAYS OUT ART ART BREAKâ€”Take a guided tour of Garth Claassenâ€™s â€œBloated Floaters, Snouted Sappers and the Defense of Empire.â€? 12:15 p.m., FREE with admission. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330, www. boiseartmuseum.org.
and music from the â€™80s courtesy of DJ Ape. Take a souvenir home by posing for formal prom photos. Tickets can be purchased at www. plannedparenthood.org/ppgnw. 8 p.m.-midnight, $15 single; $25 couple. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-433-0197, www. powerhouseevent.com.
KIDS & TEENS
FRED FROG AND THE PARTYâ€” The Calvary Kidsâ€™ Club Puppeteers perform an original puppet play by Andrea Curry. Get tickets by calling the Library at Hillcrest at 208-562-4996. 4
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEâ€” See Wednesday. 8 p.m., $28-$48, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609.
REAL DIALOGUE FROM THE NAKED CITY
bluegrass, original composition, TV/movies/contemporary and duets. Student musicians open for the headlining concert by internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Andrew Armstrong beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Moseley Center Boys and Girls Club, 610 E. 42nd St., Garden City. Friday, May 29, 4:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m., FREE, www. idahomta.org/local-tv.php. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.
FOOD & DRINK FRIENDS OVER DINNERâ€”Single people 30-50 years old are invited to meet new friends at a mix-and-mingle wine tasting. Guiseppe, the owner of La Cantina Sociale, is from Sicily and will teach the group about Italian wines/food. Grab a taste of an Italian buffet for a nominal fee. 6:30 p.m., $20, www.friendsoverdinner.com. La Cantina Sociale, 707 Bannock St., Boise, 208-377-0224.
ART A DAY IN MAYâ€”The exhibit â€œA Day in Mayâ€? runs May 29â€“July 27. Enjoy coffee and sweets served from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. followed by wine and hors dâ€™oeuvres from 4-7 p.m. The invitational group exhibition includes work by artists Terry Turrell, Anna Siems, Benjamin Jones, Marianne Kolb, Christopher Dalton Powell, Nancy Scheinman, Donald Yatomi, Craig Cully and Matt Flint. RSVP to cassandra@ stewartgallery.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., FREE. Stewart Gallery, 1110 W. Jefferson, Boise, 208-433-0593, www. stewartgallery.com. p.m., FREE, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. stagecoachtheatre.com.
GARDEN ESCAPE Summer Concert Series JUNE 4 PAUL PETERSON BLUES CLUB !
2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., Boise 208.343.8649 www.idahobotanicalgarden.org
FESTIVALS & EVENTS 628 SKATEBOARDING CAMPâ€”This is the second year for the camp for skaters ages 5 and older. See Picks Page. Friday, May 29, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. 208-639-0152. Rhodes Skatepark, 15th and Grove, under the connector, Boise. I48 SHORT FILM COMPETITION AND FESTIVALâ€”See Screen on Page 24. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3424222, www.theďŹ‚icks.boise. com. THE RED LIGHT VARIETY SHOWâ€”The Sideshow Experience features the ruckus freak show family including the singing and dancing Brass Knuckles Burlesque, Creative Motion presents Eclecktic-Ka, Kristen Hill belly dancing, Ophidia pole dancing and corde-lisse, pin-up AbSINthia Verre and Boiseâ€™s Blonde Bombshell Minerva Jayne. The whole group of performers are accompanied by the delightful sounds of Mr. Maid Rite the One Man Band and his lovely assistant Seth. 8 p.m., $10, www.myspace. com/boiseredlightvariety. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297. SAFE SEX PROMâ€”The night includes decadent appetizers, a cash bar for attendees age 21 and older
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TALKS & LECTURES BLEACHER BUMSâ€”See Thursday. 8 p.m., $11 general; $9 seniors and students, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTâ€”See Thursday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. $39 for dinner; $20 for show only; Knock â€˜Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3850021, www.kedproductions. org. LEADING LADIESâ€”See Wednesday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!â€”The fate of Borah High rests on the ability of the students to raise money by producing the best musical of all time, or at least one that doesnâ€™t stink, so their school doesn't become a shopping mall. For reservations, call 208-336-7383, visit www.ticketweb.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org:15 p.m., $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, www. pdplayhouse.com. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT PROGRAM 3â€”Trey McIntryeâ€™s â€œProgram 3â€? is the last performance of the season. Visit the Web site at treymcintyre.com. Friday, May 29, 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $25-$45, www.idahotickets. com. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr., Boise.
CONCERTS MUSIC FAIRâ€”The Treasure Valley Music Teachers Association is hosting a Music Fair featuring student musicians from around the Treasure Valley. The student musicians will be accompanied by teachers during a series of themed recitals including classical, jazz/
REV. JESSE LEE PETERSONâ€” The Treasure Valley Pachyderms are hosting noted African-American author and pundit Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America. 7 p.m., $15 adv.; $20 door, 208-375-5233 or 208-442-1416, bondaction. org. Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave., Boise.
ODDS & ENDS 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS DAY IN IDAHOâ€”Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane has pronounced May 29 as 529 College Savings Day throughout Idaho and 10 $529 scholarships will be awarded to be used in funding IDeal accounts, administered by the Idaho College Savings Program Board. One lucky recipient will win a scholarship drawn live during the event at Boise City Hall. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-866-433-2533, www. idsaves.org. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise.
saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARHAWK AIR MUSEUMâ€”A Salute to the AVG Flying Tigers brings in one of the largest gatherings of WWII Curtiss P-40 ďŹ ghter airplanes in the Northwest. Ed Maloney, founder of Planes of Fame Museums, speaks about the history of the famous group known as the Flying Tigers. Sponsorship rides available. May 30-31, 10 a.m., $8 general; $6 seniors/ military; $4 children (5-12). Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, 208-465-6446, www. warhawkairmuseum.org.
8 DAYS OUT 628 SKATEBOARDING CAMP—The competition is free for the public to watch. 5-7 p.m., 208-639-0152. Rhodes Skatepark, 15th and Grove, under the connector, Boise. BIRTHRIGHT OF BOISE 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY—Birthright of Boise is the oldest pregnancy support service in the Treasure Valley. Enjoy refreshments, tour the ofﬁce and meet the volunteers. 2:30-4:30 p.m., FREE. Birthright of Boise, 1101 N. 28th St., Boise, 208-3421898, www.birthright.org. BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ’S—The inaugural event beneﬁts the Idaho Humane Society. See Picks Page. Noon, $7 adv.; $10 gate; children $4 adv. and $6 gate; children 5 and younger FREE. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, www.boisehawks. com. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., www.capitalcitypublicmarket.com. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock, Boise, 208-3459287. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—The weekly outdoor market features art, fresh produce, wine, ﬂowers and live music. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m., www.meridianfarmersmarket.com. Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. SIMPLY CATS' YARD SALE FUNDRAISER—Rise early and shop at the yard sale that helps raise money for cat adoptions. The yard sale includes items such as furniture, household items and collectibles. No clothing. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Simply Cats, 2833 S. Victory View Way, Boise, 208-343-7177, www.simplycats.org.
ON STAGE BLEACHER BUMS—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $11 general; $9 seniors and students, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST—See Thursday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. $39 for dinner; $20 for show only; Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 333 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3850021, www.kedproductions.org. LEADING LADIES—See Wednesday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com. MY SCHOOL MUSICAL!—See Friday. 7:15 p.m., $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., 208-3367383, www.pdplayhouse.com.
CONCERTS BATTLE OF THE BANDS—Bands throughout the Treasure Valley with members 18 and older are invited to participate in the second annual battle of the bands. Enjoy prizes, food and drinks. Check out the Web site for info, rules and registration. 3:30-9 p.m., 208-283-6851. ArtsWest School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 3415 Flint Dr., Eagle, www.artswestschool.org.
FOOD & DRINK SUSHI CLASS—Sign up to learn how to cut ﬁsh, prepare rice and choose appropriate garnishes and vegetables. Noon-3 p.m., $45 per person; $80 couple. RAW, 2237 Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-0270.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES CONCRETE LEAF WORKSHOP— Rebecca Needles leads a two-part workshop to create a garden ornament using concrete and a large leaf. In the ﬁrst part of the workshop, cover your leaf with wet cement. During the second part of the workshop, ﬁnish your new garden treasure. All materials are provided. 10 a.m. and Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m., $20 Idaho Botanical Garden member, $25 nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, www.idahobotanicalgarden. org.
ART 9+1 BRUNCH—Start the day with a brunch catered by Incredible Edibles and hosted by the “9+1” artists with tours of the exhibition. Attendees receive a special price on the Trey McIntyre Project matinee at 2 p.m. the same day. 10 a.m.-noon, $10, treymcintyre.com. J Crist Gallery, 223 S. 17th St., Boise.
TALKS & LECTURES FORMER SHERIFF RICHARD MACK—The author of County Sheriff-America’s Last Hope defended his county from an over-reaching federal government and got the Supreme Court to back him up. Learn more about him at sheriffmack.com. 2 p.m., $10. Holiday Inn BoiseAirport, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY—Representatives from the Discovery Center of Idaho, the Basque Museum and the Boise WaterShed, to name a few, set up booths to bring the culture and history of their museums into the daylight. Food is available for purchase. Noon-5 p.m. FREE, www. boisemuseums.org. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649.
ON STAGE BLEACHER BUMS—See Thursday. 2 p.m., $11 general; $9 seniors/students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org. LEADING LADIES—See Wednesday. 2 p.m., $12, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.stagecoachtheatre.com.
CONCERTS THE WEDDING OF SIR GAWAIN AND DAME RAGNELL—The Arthurian tale presented by internationally known San Francisco-based medievalist Shira Kammen includes dramatic narrative along with medieval instrumental and vocal music performed by local groups Darkwood Consort and Virelai des Bois. 2 p.m., $12 general, $8 students/seniors, www.darkwoodconsort.com. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.
ART CHURCH OF KRAFT—Crafters ages 21 and older spend an afternoon working on projects. Supplies and tools are available and donations are always accepted. 2 p.m., FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www.visualartscollective.com.
LITERATURE AUTHOR EVENT—Boise-based young adult fantasy author Laura Bingham signs copies of her new book Alvor, a story about the value of selfworth. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FREE. A Novel Adventure, 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-8088.
coop.com. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian. PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP AND POETRY SLAM OF STEEL—The LoudWriters Program includes a workshop at 6 p.m. followed by an all-ages poetry slam. Sign ups are at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. 6 p.m., FREE for workshop; $5 poetry slam, www.boisepoetry.com. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632.
LIVE JAZZ ek
LITERATURE POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems. For more information, e-mail ScottBerge@live.com. 6:30 p.m., FREE. Brick Oven Bistro, 801 N. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3456, www. brickovenbistro.com.
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monday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MARTINI MIX-OFF FINAL JUDGING—The Martini Trolley makes one last stop on the judging loop through downtown Boise. Tonight is the ﬁnal judging in the 2009 Martini Mix-Off. Saddle up at Gusto and take some sips of the bartender’s signature martinis. www.maymartinimixoff.com. Gusto Bar, 509 W. Main St., Boise.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES DANCE WITH CAIRO FUSION— Boise’s only progressive fusion bellydance company is accepting new students monthly. Classes are on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit www.cairofusiondance.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—The farmers market includes information about green living, entertainment and garden starts. 5-8 p.m., www.mcfaddenmarket-
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BLEACHER BUMS—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m., $9, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.
CONCERTS ALIVE AFTER FIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES—The lineup is Tim Easton with Dan Costello opening. 5-8 p.m., FREE. The Grove Plaza, downtown, Boise.
Includes soup or salad, prime rib of beef, roasted lamb loin, Idaho trout, two way duck, Alaskan King salmon, vegetarian torte or pork tenderoin, plus dessert for 95 $
FOOD & DRINK BREWTOPIA BEER MARKET—Throw back some delicious brews paired with seared meat on skewers for the club’s ﬁrst ever Brazilian Beer Dinner. For more information, e-mail rickboyd@brewtopiabeermarket. com. 6-9 p.m., $25 per person. Tucanos Brazilian Grill, 1388 S. Entertainment Ave., Boise, 208343-5588, www.tucanos.com.
LITERATURE BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS—The meeting is on Hidden Treasures: Bringing History to Life with Resources from the Archives with Kathy Hodges, oral historian with the Idaho State Historical Society. 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, www.sageecosci.com/Writers. html. The Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229.
ODDS & ENDS
Open at 4:00 p.m. for dinner on Sundays.
RED WINE AND REPUBLICANS EVENTS—Join the Idaho Republican Party and the Republican Women of Ada and Canyon Counties for lunch, a glass of wine and a Walking Tour of Idaho Public Art. For more information, call 208-343-6405 or e-mail email@example.com. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $20 per person. The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, www.thebasquemarket.com.
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The Sockratic Method by Jacob Good and Daria Kanevski was the 1st place winner in the 7th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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BY AMY ATKINS
CAN’T SIT STILL Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park
passed away within a couple of years of each other and from that came Limited Edition Prince, an album full of “message” songs. “Something like [the death of your parents] will jar you into thinking about life in different terms. It certainly did with me.” McClain’s new outlook and new perspective became a framework for much of the new music. eople get saddled with nicknames for plenty of reasons, “Even the humorous songs took on that tone as well. [We need] but to spend your life being called Antsy indicates to enjoy the ride. Let’s hang on to each other while we’re all here something about your personality. Ron “Antsy” and love each other and try to make the best of the bad stuff when it McClain earned his moniker as a young boy because he happens and enjoy the great stuff, too,” McClain said. couldn’t be still. And But serious or to this day, the busy hilarious, McClain is humorist, Americana more than just a musimusician and artist cian. He’s an editorial hasn’t slowed down. cartoonist, a painter, With his comedic a drawer and a writer bent, comparing Antsy as well. His interests McClain and the Trailer are as varied as his Park Troubadours to mediums, and his work Garrison Keillor is includes a series of impossible to dismiss. whimsical, beautifully McClain’s oversized, painted guitars. black-rimmed glasses Born in Kentucky, and pompadour hairdo he’s lived in Nashville, hearken back to a Tenn., for the past 15 simpler time in America, years or so, and though and he’s a hell of a he spends much of the storyteller both in his year performing—both music and when he’s with the Troubadours entertaining a crowd and solo—he doesn’t between songs. But play much in his homewhere Keillor’s stories town. focus on news from “Nashville is kind of lyrical Lake Wobegon, a town like Los Angeles McClain’s Americana, or New York,” McClain or Trailercana, is often said. “It’s hard to keep wrapped around stories a consistent fan base that a person who isn’t [and] the gigs are low from a small Minnesota paying. I don’t play satown can still relate to. loons, and that’s about People from Los Angeles all there is in Nashville. to Louisiana will recogPlus when I’m home, I “Hey Fred. Do you think Antsy has any bread? Crackers? Maybe some shrimp?” nize shared experiences. just want to be home. The song “I Was Just When I’m here with the Flipped Off By A Silver Haired Old Lady With A ‘Honk If You Love little woman and the kids, I’m just going to chill out.” Jesus’ Sticker On The Bumper Of Her Car”—from his 2007 release That’s not to say he never performs in Nashville. It’s just that Trailercana—opens with soft, twangy guitar and vocal harmonies when he does, it’s usually to help someone out. When McClain and and the line, “I was feeling pretty Christian / I was loving all my the Troubadours play a concert at home, it’s most often a beneﬁt to neighbors. / When I saw that bumper sticker there, I didn’t think raise funds whether for a large organization or simply to help out a twice. / My hand went for my horn, and I pushed it with conviction. fellow musician with health issues. / When I saw that lady’s ﬁnger, it almost put my heart on ice.” “It’s a rare instance that we’re like Mickey Rooney and Judy “My Baby Whistles When She Walks,” isn’t about a joyful Garland and say, ‘Let’s put on a show!’ unless it’s for a beneﬁt,” woman but one whose body is full of holes from myriad body pierc- McClain said. And a beneﬁt is what brings McClain and the Trouings. And sometimes his songs have a larger message as well. badours to the Egyptian Theatre on Boise on Friday, May 29. The In “Living In Aluminum,” he posits the sentiment, “There’s a lot concert is a fundraiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to be said about contentment / some folks never get enough. / Let which is one of the reasons McClain was willing to travel this far. me ask you honey, which is better? / A mansion full of money, or a That, and he’s never been to Boise before. trailer full of love?” It’s a bit sentimental but charming and funny “I’ve been through the bottom left corner [of Idaho],” McClain like its author, who can be serious and thoughtful at times, too, even said. “Twice. And I’ve always wanted to go before. Now’s my in his music. chance,” he added, laughing. McClain recently put out three releases in three months: solo Friday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., $15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. albums Limited Edition Prince and The Beige Album and New Main St., 208-387-1273. Visit rockwiththeﬂock.org for ticket Good Old Days with the Troubadours. He went through a period information or unhitched.org for more on Antsy McClain. of musical growth as a songwriter after both his mother and father
Troubadours play Boise beneﬁt
NOISENEWS IDAHO GEM SPARKLES THIS SUMMER Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter will play two shows in Boise this July at the Egyptian Theatre. On Tuesday, July 14, Blind Pilot opens for Ritter and his full band, and on Wednesday, July 15, Tift Merritt opens the show and Ritter then performs with members of Boise Philharmonic. Both performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available via presale at brownpapertickets.com or by visiting musicfromstanley.com. They go on sale to the public
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at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, and are available at Record Exchange, Boise Co-op and the Egyptian Theatre; or call 208-387-1273 or order online at joshritter.com or musicfromstanley.com. Tickets are $24 advance or $26 day of show. A special two-night ticket is $40 and includes preferred seating, a limited-edition poster and download code for new Josh Ritter tracks.
NO TIX AT RX The Record Exchange sent out a couple of messages via Twitter last week to let their
followers know that they are not selling tickets for this year’s Outlaw Field Concert Series at Idaho Botanical Garden, which includes performances by Reckless Kelly, the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Lyle Lovett. And it may be a moot point soon anyway, since tickets were offered to IBG members ﬁrst and are likely to sell out quick. For ticket information, call 866-468-7624, visit ticketweb.com or call Idaho Botanical Garden at 208-343-8649. —Amy Atkins
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MUSICGUIDE wednesday 27
AUDRA CONNOLLY—6 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 1805 W. State St.
AMBER PACIFIC, HOUSTON CALLS, FIGHT FAIR, ARDENT, DARIEN RENEE—6:30 p.m., $10 adv.; $12 door, The Venue
BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m., FREE, Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. CHAD COOKE—6:30 p.m., FREE, Bungalow JIM FISHWILD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Highlands Hollow KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN, PHIL GARONZIK—7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers EILEN JEWELL
EILEN JEWELL, MAY 29, GRIZZLY ROSE Every time Eilen Jewell releases a new album, she puts everything she has into it. And with each release, more people get more out of it. “With each one, we make a little more headway,” Jewell said. “We get great audience response even in places we’ve never played.” That response is certainly due to Jewell’s breathy, soulfully emotional vocals. For her latest release, Sea of Tears, she and her band of troubadours stepped outside of their Americana folk sound and found inspiration in The Kinks, The Zombies, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. “[The music has] traces of that British invasion, early rock and roll sound,” Jewell said. It’s the music she’s been listening to for a while and it’s where her heart has been. Jewell’s inspirations are most prevalent in songs like the title track, a melancholy ditty that transports the listener to a worn leather booth in a smoky, boozy ’60s lounge. Or “I’m Gonna Dress In Black,” a song that would have blended right into a groove on a Question Mark & the Mysterians album. But even though she pays homage to the great rock of the ’60s, Jewell—along with her bandmates Jason Beek, Jerry Miller and John Sciascia—never loses her signature folk sound completely. “We’re still country/folk,” Jewell said. “We’re classic American misﬁts.” —Amy Atkins 8 p.m., $14 adv. at The Record Exchange, $15 door. Grizzly Rose, 1124 W. Front St. This is a non-smoking show.
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NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid OR, THE WHALE, RYAN PECK, PIERS LAMB—8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective PEACHES, DRUMS OF DEATH, NEON TREES—8 p.m., $17.50, Knitting Factory PIERCED ARROWS, BOVALEXIA, ZEN ZERO—8 p.m., $3, Neurolux POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATE—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m., FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s SARLACC, VELNIAS, THE ACKBARS, HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH—9 p.m., $5, Gusto Bar THE SIDESHOW TRAGEDY—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station SPINDLEBOMB—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish
friday 29 ACTUAL DEPICTION—9:30 p.m., $5, Reef ANTSY MCCLAIN AND THE TRAILER PARK TROUBADOURS—7:30 p.m., $15, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., (see Noise feature on Page 20)
CHAD COOKE—5:30 p.m., FREE, Da Vinci’s, 190 E. State St., Eagle
B-3 SIDE—8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper Lounge
CHRIS VELAN—8 p.m., FREE, Reef
BLAZE AND KELLY—8 p.m., FREE, Sockeye
DESIRAE BRONSON—6-8 p.m., FREE, Tully’s Coffee
BODO BROTHERS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill
FLOYD SHOW—9 p.m., $5, Terrapin Station
EILEN JEWELL—8 p.m., $14 adv.; $15 door, The Grizzly Rose, (see Listen Here, this page)
THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s
THE FAMOUS MOTEL COWBOYS REUNION KICK-OFF PARTY—8:30 p.m., Kip Attaway and Friends, $10, The Bouquet
GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid
HELL’S BELLES, 57 HEAVY, ACES & EIGHTS—8:30 p.m., $13, Knitting Factory
GO LISTEN BOISE—6-8 p.m., all-ages, free show, Jump and Owlright; 8 p.m. 21 and older, $3, Floomdorm, Speedboat and A Modern Balloonist, Visual Arts Collective
JACK BROWN—7 p.m., FREE, Library Coffeehouse
HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION, ELEVEN—8 p.m., $10, Neurolux
KEN HARRIS, RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill
HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater Pizza
MEL WADE—9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub
JAMES COBERLY SMITH—6-8 p.m., FREE, Liquid JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8-10 p.m., FREE, Lush
JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m., FREE, Orphan Annie’s JOHN CAZAN—5-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT, JON HYNEMAN—8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers
MGI-IN TOWN/OUT OF TOWN SHOW—8:30 p.m., $5, Neurolux NIGHT HAWK, BODIE—10 p.m., $5, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. ONE FLEW SOUTH—8 p.m., $5 adv., $10 door, Cowgirls
POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s
POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, SunRay Cafe
SPUD MOORE—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins STEVE FULTON, TIM WILLIS—7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow
POP CULT KIDS—10 p.m., FREE, Tom Grainey’s
RICARDO BARTOLOME—7-10 p.m., FREE, Tannins
SPUD MOORE—7 p.m., FREE, Tannins
SOULCATS—9 p.m., $1, Liquid
STEVE EATON—8:15 p.m., FREE, Chandlers
SPROCKETS, THE BACKHANDED COMPLIMENTS, ALL LEFT OUT—7 p.m., $5, Club Redﬁre, 2207 W. Overland Road
TAKING BACK SUNDAY, ANBERLIN, ENVY ON THE COAST—8 p.m., $25, Knitting Factory
SWAGGER, SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m., $3, Tom Grainey’s
TERRI EBERLEIN, CHIP RUBERRY—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill
WAYNE WHITE—7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine
Please send your live music listings to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 3424733. Include venue, band names, start times and cover charge. Photos are great, too. For dancing, symphony, opera or orchestral music, please see our 8 DAYS OUT listings. THE DEADLINE FOR LISTINGS IS THE THURSDAY THE WEEK PRIOR TO PUBLICATION. LISTINGS ARE RUN ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
TRAVIS WARD—6 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar
REBECCA SCOTT—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s SOUL PURPOSE—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish
TREASURE CANYON BAND—9 p.m., FREE, Mr. Lucky’s THE WOODLANDS, DANI KENNEDY—8 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeegarage
MUSICGUIDE saturday 30 B-3 SIDEâ€”8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper BLAZENKELLYâ€”7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine THE CLUMSY LOVERS, DOUGLAS CAMERONâ€”8:30 p.m., $13, Knitting Factory THE FAMOUS MOTEL COWBOYS REUNIONâ€”8:30 p.m., Johnny Shoes, Joshua Tree, Lemmon Family Band, $10 door, The Bouquet GAYLE CHAPMANâ€”7-10 p.m., FREE, Tannins JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATSâ€”9 p.m., FREE, The Plank KEN HARRIS, RICO WEISMANâ€”6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill
Venues THE BALCONY CLUBâ€”150 N. 8th St., 2nd ï¬‚oor, 336-1313 BAD IRISHâ€”199 N. 8th St., 338-8939 BARBACOAâ€”276 Bob White Ct., Boise, 338-5000 BERRYHILL AND COMPANYâ€”MSa: 6:30 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553 BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSEâ€”246 N. 8th St., 345-1813 BOUQUETâ€”1010 W. Main St. 345-6605 BUFFALO CLUBâ€”10206 Fairview Ave., 321-1811 BUNGALOWâ€”1520 N. 13th St., 331-9855 BUZZ CAFEâ€”2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, 344-4321
KENNY LOGGINSâ€”8 p.m., $125, $80, or $40, Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley, Idaho MAD BUFFALOâ€”8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ€™s MICHAEL RAY COXâ€”6 p.m., FREE, Superb Sushi NATHAN JAY MOODY, AMY WEBERâ€”7 p.m., FREE, Bungalow THE OFF BEAT, PSYKO JAKE AND THE HYPNO CRISIS, BLUE MASK, SAVEYOURSORROWS, PIERCING THE DARKNESS, THE VASTâ€”7:30 p.m., $8, The Venue
sun. 31 Steve Eaton, John Hansen, Muzzie Braun, Kip Attaway, Jeremiah James, Sergio Webb, Jim Lemmon and The Famous Motel Cowboys, $20 for both venues, Egyptian Theatre/The Bouquet
RYAN PECKâ€”6-9 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel
JIM LEWISâ€”11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Focacciaâ€™s
SHON SANDERSâ€”9 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub STREETWISEâ€”9 p.m., FREE, Mr. Luckyâ€™s
PINTO BENNET TRIBUTEâ€”2-6 p.m.,
VOICE OF REASONâ€”9 p.m., $4, Terrapin
COMMON GROUND CAFEâ€”303 E. Colorado St., McCall, 208634-2846 CORKSCREWS WINE SHOPâ€” 729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049 COWGIRLSâ€”353 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-9522 CRUSTYâ€™Sâ€”214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005 DIRTY LITTLE RODDYâ€™Sâ€”100 S. 6th St., downstairs, 338-6604 DONNIE MACâ€™Sâ€”1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813 FLYING M COFFEEGARAGEâ€”1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, 467-5533
BLOODY MARY SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAMâ€”2 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet GREG PERKINS, RICK CONNOLLYâ€”5-8 p.m., FREE, Chandlers
ONE DROPâ€”9 p.m., $5, Reef
CHINA BLUEâ€”100 S. 6th St., 338-6604
BLAZE AND KELLYâ€”12:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Pizza, 1805 W. State St.
POLYPHONIC POMEGRANATEâ€”9 p.m., $1, Liquid
SWAGGER, SPINDLEBOMBâ€”9 p.m., $3, Tom Graineyâ€™s
CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSEâ€”MSa: Kevin Kirk, 7 p.m.; acts at 8 p.m., 981 Grove St., 383-4300
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILESâ€” Noon, FREE, Grape Escape
FOCACCIAâ€™Sâ€”404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 322-2838 GAMEKEEPERâ€” 1109 Main St., 343-4611 GELATO CAFEâ€” 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian
KEN HARRISâ€”6-9 p.m., Kodiak Grill LARRY CONKLINâ€”11:30 a.m., FREE, Moonâ€™s Kitchen Cafe; and 6-8 p.m., FREE, Luluâ€™s Fine Pizza THE SOUL HONEYâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish STEVE FULTONâ€”3-5 p.m., FREE, Tullyâ€™s Coffee HUMPINâ€™ HANNAHâ€™Sâ€”W-Sa: Rocci Johnson Band, 621 Main St., 345-7557 HYDE PARK PUBâ€”1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260
1332 RECORDSâ€™ PUNK MONDAYâ€”9 p.m., FREE, The Backhanded Compliments, P36, Gladiators Eat Fire, Liquid
GIZZARD STONEâ€”9 p.m., FREE, Liquid
CHAD COOKEâ€”8:30 p.m., FREE, Reef
JOHNNY SHOES, SERGIO WEBBâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ€™s
JEREMIAH JAMES GANGâ€” 8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ€™s
BRENT VAARTSTRA, SHAWN SCHLOGELâ€”6:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers KEN HARRISâ€”6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill OPEN MICâ€”9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station REBECCA SCOTT AND ROB HILL OPEN MICâ€”8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengillyâ€™s THOMAS PAULâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Red Feather TYLER HILTON, KEATON SIMMONSâ€”8 p.m., $12 adv., $14 door, Neurolux Main St., 345-9515 MODERN HOTELâ€”1314 W. Grove St., 424-8244 MOONâ€™S KITCHEN CAFEâ€”712 W. Idaho St., 385-0472
KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSEâ€”416 S. 9th St., 367-1212
MR. LUCKYâ€™Sâ€”4902 W. Chinden Blvd., 327-0925
KODIAK GRILLâ€”12342 E. Hwy. 21, 338-8859
MUSIC OF THE VINEâ€”2805 Blaine St., Caldwell, 454-1228
THE GRIZZLY ROSEâ€”1124 W. Front St., 342-3375
LIBRARY COFFEEHOUSEâ€”141 E. Carlton Ave., Meridian, 288-1898
NEUROLUXâ€”F-Sa: DJs, $3, 11 p.m., 111 N. 11th, 343-0886
GROOVE COFFEEâ€”1800 N. Locust Grove, Meridian, 890-6128
LIQUIDâ€”405 S. 8th St.
GUSTOâ€”509 W. Main St.
LOCK, STOCK & BARRELâ€”F-Sa: live music, 1100 W. Jefferson, 336-4266
GRAINEYâ€™S BASEMENTâ€”107 S. 6th St., 345-2505 GRAPE ESCAPEâ€”800 W. Idaho St., 368-0200
HAâ€™PENNY BRIDGEâ€”855 Broad St., 343-5568 HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSEâ€”2455 Harrison Hollow, 343-6820 HIJINX COMEDY CLUBâ€”800 W. Idaho St., 947-7100
LULUâ€™S FINE PIZZAâ€”2594 Bogus Basin Road, 387-4992 LUSHâ€”9 p.m., 760 Main St., 342-5874 MAIN STREET BISTROâ€”609
wed. 3 NATHAN JAY AND THE QUARTERTONSâ€”9 p.m., FREE, Liquid
KEVIN KIRKâ€”7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers
PASSAFIRE, KAMPHIRE COLLECTIVEâ€”8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Neurolux
LARRY CONKLINâ€”11:30 a.m., FREE, Moonâ€™s
REBECCA SCOTTâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Piper Pub RELIENT K, OWL CITY, CLASSIC CRIMEâ€”7:30 p.m., $16, Knitting Factory
OPEN MIC WITH CHAD SUMMERVILLâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish
RUSS PFEIFFERâ€”6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill
POCONO BILLâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Haâ€™ Penny
SPINDLEBOMBâ€”8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish
STEVE WALLENBERG AND THE ACOUSTAHOLICSâ€”7 p.m., FREE, Oâ€™Michaelâ€™s
TRUCULENCE, END OF ALL FLESH, SET ABLAZEâ€”9 p.m., $5, Gusto Bar
PIAZZA DI VINOâ€”212 N. 9th St., 336-9577
SUPERB SUSHIâ€”208 N. 8th St., #104, 385-0123
PIPER PUB & GRILLâ€”150 N. 8th St., 343-2444
TABLEROCK BREWPUBâ€”705 Fulton St., 342-0944
THE PLANKâ€”650 S. Vista Ave., 336-1790
TANNINS WINE BARâ€”347 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-1766
THE RECORD EXCHANGEâ€”1105 W. Idaho St., 344-8010
TERRAPIN STATIONâ€”1519 W. Main St., 342-1776
RED FEATHER LOUNGEâ€”10 p.m., 246 N. 8th St., 429-6340
TOM GRAINEYâ€™Sâ€”F-Sa: 9:30, $3, 109 S. 6th St., 345-2505
REEFâ€”105 S. 6th St., 287-9200
TULLYâ€™S COFFEEâ€”794 W. Broad St., 343-2953
THE NEW FRONTIERâ€”116 E. Broadway, Meridian, 888-9034
REMBRANDTâ€™Sâ€”93 S. Eagle Rd., Eagle, 938-1564
Oâ€™MICHAELSâ€”7 p.m., 2433 Bogus Basin Rd., 342-8948
RODEWAY INNâ€” 1115 N. Curtis Rd., 376-2700
ORPHAN ANNIEâ€™Sâ€”F-Sa: 7 p.m., 801 Everett St., Caldwell, 455-2660
SHORTYâ€™S SALOONâ€”5467 Glenwood, 672-9090
THE VENUEâ€”521 Broad St., 919-0011 VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE (VAC)â€”3638 Osage St., Garden City, 424-8297
PAIRâ€”601 Main St., 343-7034
SOCKEYEâ€”3019 Cole Rd., 658-1533
WHITEWATER PIZZA & PASTAâ€” 1510 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 888-6611
PENGILLYâ€™Sâ€”513 W. Main St., 345-6344
SUN RAY CAFEâ€”1602 N. 13th St., 343-2887
WOODRIVER CELLARSâ€”3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 286-9463
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BY JEREMIAH ROBERT WIERENGA
All ﬁlms will be screened the following weekend at The Flicks, with a Best of i48 showing on Sunday, May 31, at the Egyptian Theatre. Prizes are awarded in such categories as Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Use of Prop. The festival is both the reward of a rush-job well done and a chance for ﬁlmmakers to gather f your weekly horoscope reads, “You might become an actogether: a rare opportunity for Boise’s auteurs. cidental ﬁlm extra,” don’t be surprised. This weekend, novice “The one thing that brings everyone together every time is and experienced area ﬁlmmakers alike will be jostling for juicy i48,” says Gregory Bayne, who founded the festival with ﬁlmangles, engaging in public ﬁghts over script revisions and begging maker Andrew Ellis. “It blends competition with the accolade of local folks to act natural in the background as they race the clock viewing your ﬁlm on the big screen and awards.” When the two created the competition in 2004, they were expecting a dozen teams to sign up, considering the inaugural festival a trial run of sorts. They received more than 30 registrations—a number that has since doubled—with teams vacillating in experience from television producers to suburban families. They’ve been off and running ever since. The competition is divided into two selfselected categories, a novice and an open division, so newbies are encouraged to participate. Despite the diversity of each team’s experience level, every ﬁlm is a triumph, given the strenuous circumstances under which each is created. “What’s welcoming about the festival is that it’s incredibly accepting,” says Ellis. “There really is a sort of overall team spirit, even amongst everyone there. It’s as friendly an audience as you’re ever going to get as a ﬁlmmaker. Everybody understands the score; they understand what happened.” Although pre-written scripts are forbidden and each team’s packet is about as predictable as a dollar store grab bag, many of the ﬁlmmakers have key steps already prepared. For 48 hours, i48 participants will see as much action as they may put in their short ﬁlms. “Getting talented people on board for the weekend is the single most important thing to wrap up their shoots. It’s all part of the fun of this year’s i48, to do,” says Herrick. “We have made a list of writers, actors, tech the sixth annual 48-hour ﬁlm competition. crew and musicians and asked them to be on call, but we really don’t On Friday, May 29, participating teams will receive a packet know who we will need until the script is written Friday night.” containing a genre, character and line of dialogue they must Spontaneity and creativity are two must-have qualities for surincorporate into their less-than-six-minute ﬁlm. They also have viving the i48 experience, so if these two characteristics describe a choice of three different props that must be used, a stipulayou and your gang, consider rounding up a team. Registrations tion that has in the past revealed creative uses of clothespins, will be accepted up until the Friday night packet hand-off, so pick latex gloves and ﬂy swatters. Then the countdown to the Sunday up some extra batteries, percolate a carafe of coffee and take two evening deadline begins. days to delve into your directorial depths. “It’s two days of running around like crazy,” says Melody i48 Competition starts Friday, May 29, at 6 p.m. and ends SunHerrick, who played the dual role of actress and script supervisor day, May 31, at 6 p.m. Cost is $100 per team. i48 Film Festival is for last year’s big winner Honest Abe. “[We’re] doing everything on Saturday, June 6, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at The Flicks; Best of as quickly and efﬁciently as possible, adrenaline running, and improvising when something unexpected happens, which is every i48 screening is Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. For more information, revivalpictures.com/i48.html. ﬁve minutes.”
CINEMA ON SPEED i48 cloud of chaos rains down this weekend
SCREENLISTINGS opening DANCE FLICK—From the Wayans family, creators of Scary Movie, White Chicks and the TV show In Living Color, comes a slap-stick comedy about ﬁnding a groove, busting a move and dancing it out through all the trials and tribulations of life. As a street dancer from the wrong side of the street, Thomas Uncles (Damon Wayans Jr.) and pretty girl Megan White (Shoshana Bush) come together because of their shared passion for dancing. He teaches her some new moves and they enter into a dance-off. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 DRAG ME TO HELL—Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is a loan ofﬁcer who has a good life with her boyfriend Clay Dalton (Justin Long) until Christine meets Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver), who is begging for an extension on her home loan. Christine must choose: give the old lady with the evil eye a break, or impress her boss and say “no” to the extension? The choice she makes unleashes the fury of the underworld and the
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portal to hell appears to be in her living room. (PG-13) PARIS 36—During the spring of 1936, a group of neighbors who used to work at a recently closed music hall called the Chansonia decide to stage a production with the help of the town and a beautiful actress who arrives in the nick of time. The ﬁlm is in French with English subtitles. (PG-13) Flicks UP—The 3D movie by DisneyPixar is about an older man who fulﬁlls his dreams of ﬂying after his wife passes away. Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) has sold balloons his whole life, so he attaches a bunch of hotair balloons to his home and sets sail for South America. The 78-yearold and his stowaway companion, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell, go on the adventure of their lives and meet some funny characters along the way. (PG)
continuing 17 AGAIN—Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) was big time in his glory days
as star of the high school basketball team, but then he got his girlfriend pregnant. When a drop from the fountain of youth transforms him into his younger self (high school Mike played by Zac Efron), O’Donnell gets a major do-over armed with all the knowledge he’s accumulated in adulthood. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 ANGELS AND DEMONS—Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) miraculously discovers that an ancient, super secret league of evil known as the illuminati has reared its scandalous head again to disturb the Catholic religion. Langdon zooms over to Rome and meets with the beautiful and semi-eccentric Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) to trace 400-year-old symbols and clues in the catacombs of Rome in order to stop the imminent threat and save the Vatican. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST—A romantic comedy from Mark Waters, director of Mean Girls, Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is happy with his pattern one night stands with nameless females until he has
a run in with his late uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas) who takes him on a whirlwind blast through his past relationships with women. Connor realizes the woman he is meant to settle down with, Jenny (Jennifer Garner), is well worth changing his ways for. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9 HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29—Filmmaker Kevin Rafferty ﬂashes back to the year 1968 in a documentary about the two undefeated teams, Harvard and Yale, ending the season in a ﬁnal game of pigskin. (PG) Flicks IS ANYBODY THERE?—John Crowley directs Sir Michael Caine as an old magician named the Amazing Clarence who moves into an retirement home after he loses his beautiful wife and all his original teeth. The owners of the old age home (David Morrissey and Anne-Marie Duff) are overwhelmed with all the residents and have little time for their young son Edward (Bill Milner of Son of Rambow) who is curious about all the aging and dying going on around him. The Amazing Clarence and Edward become kindred souls when Clarence agrees to teach the young
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SCREENLISTINGS boy some magic and card tricks. Also stars Rosemary Harris and Leslie Phillips as residents of the retirement home. (PG-13) Flicks MONSTERS VS. ALIENSâ€”The animated movie by DreamWorks features a cast of monster/alien/hybrid characters engaged in an epic battle against an army of multipleeyed aliens with a little social commentary added to the mix. The bad guys are a gaggle of four-eyed aliens led by Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) who go up against a group of government grown hybrids under the command of a 50-foot-tall woman named Susan, aka Ginormica (voice of Reese Witherspoon), a 20,000-year-old half-ďŹ sh/ half-ape called The Missing Link (Will Arnett), a big furry bug named Insectasaurous, a mad scientist Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie) and a oneeyed blue blob named B.O.B. (Seth Rogen). (PG) Edwards 21 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIANâ€”Ben Stiller reprises his role as Larry Daley, the night watchman who moves from the Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian Institute to rescue Jedediah and Octavius whom had been shipped there on accident. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 OBSESSEDâ€”Derek Charles (Idris Elba) seems to have a perfect life. Heâ€™s ecstatic about his promotion, he loves his wife
Sharon (Beyonce Knowles), and their sweet baby boy. Everything is nearing perfection until a temp worker, Lisa (Ali Larter) in Derekâ€™s ofďŹ ce decides to stalk him. All he knows and loves is about to be put into peril by a woman obsessed. When Lisa breaks into Derek and Sharonâ€™s home, Sharon is forced to defend her family by inďŹ‚icting a series of head butts to the competition. (PG-13) Egyptian Ends Thursday THE SOLOISTâ€”Based on a true story, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers is a schizophrenic homeless musical prodigy (Jamie Foxx) who ďŹ nds an advocate in Los Angeles journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.). After hardship and heartbreak, the two become friends as Lopez attempts to nurture Ayersâ€™ love of performing music. (PG-13) Flicks STAR TREKâ€”J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Lost and Alias) boldly takes this TV classic in a whole new direction, yet preserves the universal message of acceptance for all species. The crew of the Enterprise is made up of an ensemble cast of relative unknowns (for now). Captain Kirk is played by Chris Pine, Spock by Zachary Quinto and Uhura by Zoe Saldana. Even Tyler Perry (Madea) has a part as StarďŹ‚eet Admiral Barnett. A hip crew, spectacular special effects and a dash of romance adds a little action to all the adventure
(with Spock/Leonard Nimoyâ€™s approval). (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 SUNSHINE CLEANINGâ€”Rose (Amy Adams), Norah (Emily Blunt) and their father Joe Lorkowski (Alan Arkin) get a leg up on the competition when they receive a tip from Roseâ€™s cop friend (Steve Zahn) on the prosperous and seemingly unending gig of sanitizing crime scenes. (R) Flicks TERMINATOR SALVATIONâ€”The fourth movie in the Terminator series features John Connor (Christian Bale) as the leader of mankindâ€™s ďŹ ght against deadly robots bent on humanityâ€™s destruction. In the year 2018 things arenâ€™t looking good for the human race. Anton Yelchin co-stars as Kyle Reese. The new terminator is played by Sam Worthington. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINEâ€” This X-Men movie is the story before the story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the fearless, steel-clawed warrior mutant of the X-Men. Delve into his past and ďŹ nd out about his mixed history that includes plenty of violence with a touch of romance that evens the movie out and provides a source for his rage. Heâ€™ll run into new and old enemies and friends and meet some of the legends of the X-Men universe. (PG-13) Northgate, Edwards 9
BOISE WEEKLY MOVIE TIMES Cut this out and put it on your fridge!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 TO TUESDAY, JUNE 2 Due to the holiday, movie times were not available by press time. Please call the theaters directly for times Friday through Tuesday. 17 AGAINâ€”
Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 1:55, 4:30, 6:55, 9:50
ANGELS & DEMONSâ€”
Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:45 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 1:30, 4:05, 4:30, 7:05, 7:30, 10:05, 10:30 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 12:35, 1:05, 1:35, 2:50, 3:45, 4:25, 4:50, 5:55, 7:05, 7:35, 8:05, 9:10, 10:25
Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:20, 9:25 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 4:25, 7:10, 10:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:25, 2:55, 5:10, 7:20, 9:35
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PASTâ€” HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29â€” IS ANYBODY THERE?â€”
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS 3Dâ€”
Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:55 a.m., 2:10, 4:55, 7:15, 9:55 Flicks: W-Th only: 5, 7, 9 Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:15, 9:15; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:15, 9:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:45, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:05
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIANâ€” Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 1:35, 4, 4:35, 7:20, 7:45, 10, 10:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:45, 1:30, 2, 3, 3:30, 4, 5:05, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 10:10 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:15 OBSESSEDâ€”
Egyptian: W-Th only: 4:40, 6:40, 8:40
Flicks: F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:30, 7, 9:30
Flicks: W-Th: 4:50, 7:15, 9:30; F-Su: 12:25, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:25; M-Tu: 4:50, 7:10, 9:25 Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:40 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:15, 1:40, 2:05, 4:05, 4:35, 5, 6:50, 7:25, 7:55, 9:40, 10:15
Flicks: W-Th: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; F-Su: 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20; M-Tu: 5:20, 7:20, 9:20
Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 1:40, 4:15, 4:40, 7, 7:35, 9:55, 10:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 11 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:30, 1, 1:20, 1:50, 2:30, 3:20, 3:50, 4:10, 4:40, 5:20, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:30, 8:10, 8:50, 9:30, 10, 10:20
X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINEâ€”
Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 5, 7:20, 9:35 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:10, 7:15, 9:50 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:45, 4:20, 7, 9:45
Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700, www.regmovies.com; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821, www.regmovies.com; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net; The Flicks, 208-342-4222, www.theďŹ‚icksboise.com; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com. For second-run movies: Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208-377-3072; Towne Square Reel, 208-377-2620; Country Club Reel, 208-377-2620; Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com.
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SCREENLISTINGS IPTV listings WEDNESDAY 27 8 P.M., GREAT PERFORMANCES â€œIN THE HEIGHTS: CHASING BROADWAY DREAMSâ€?â€” The young, relatively unknown artists and performers dream of making it on Broadway with a musical set in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights. Their stories come together in the rehearsal hall and on stage in this eight-year chronicle of a hip-hop infused production that leads to Broadway. 9 P.M., AMERICAN MASTERS â€œHOLLYWOOD CHINESEâ€?â€” From the ďŹ rst Chinese-American ďŹ lm produced in 1916, to Ang Leeâ€™s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, this ďŹ lms brings together a group of actors, writers, directorsâ€”and iconic ďŹ lm imagesâ€”to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed in an industry that was often ignorant and dismissive about race. 10:30 P.M., PBS PREVIEWS: THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICAâ€™S BEST IDEAâ€” This 30-minute presentation previews the new six-part Ken Burns documentary series coming this fall, The National Parks: Americaâ€™s Best Idea.
THURSDAY 28 7 P.M., ART WOLFEâ€™S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE â€œALASKA: KATMAI COASTâ€?â€”Wolfe takes advantage of the long days of Alaskaâ€™s short summer in Katmai National Park to spend time with the largest population of grizzly bears in the world.
7:30 P.M., ANTIQUES ROADSHOW UK â€œCHRISTCHURCHâ€?â€”In Oxford, England items featured include photographs by Lewis Carroll. 8 P.M., OUTDOOR IDAHO â€œFAMILY RANCH HERITAGEâ€?â€”Since 1879, the Small family has worked their Eastern Idaho ranch. Each generation ďŹ nds a way to preserve their lifestyle. Today three generations care for the land and cattle alongside guests who pay to work hard in the saddle each fall.
FRIDAY 29 10 P.M., GREAT PERFORMANCES â€œTHE POLICE CERTIFIABLEâ€?â€”In the early 1980s, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Stingâ€” known as the Policeâ€”revitalize the 1970s rock scene with their signature fusion of punk, new wave and reggae sounds. The three musicians go separate ways in 1986â€”frontman Sting to a solo careerâ€”but unite one more time to tour in 2007. Great Performances captures the scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the Police rock again with â€œRoxanne,â€? â€œMessage in a Bottleâ€? and more.
SATURDAY 30 6:30 P.M., RICK STEVESâ€™ EUROPE â€œBARCELONA AND CATALUNYAâ€?â€”Rick enjoys the vibrant street scenes, tasty tapas, and pedestrian-friendly Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, Spain. He takes a scenic side trip to mountaintop Montserrat. 7 P.M., THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW â€œSONGS FROM THE CLASSICSâ€?â€”In this show
new to public television, Welk tracks down the origin of popular songs adapted from the classics. He explains the background of â€œMack the Knife,â€? â€œOur Love,â€? â€œHot Diggityâ€? and other songs performed by the Musical Family.
SUNDAY 31 8 P.M., NATURE â€œHOLY COWâ€?â€”This is the story of how people have changed the cow and how the cow has changed people. 9 P.M., MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! â€œWALLANDER-SERIES I: ONE STEP BEHINDâ€?â€”A series of murders begins when three young people celebrating Midsummerâ€™s Eve in a meadow are gunned down. Later victims include Wallanderâ€™s most trusted colleague, who leaves behind a photo of a mysterious woman. 10:30 P.M., NEW TRICKS â€œLOYALTIES AND ROYALTIESâ€?â€”Gerry Standing meets his heroes, 1970s rock band Bad Faith, when the team reinvestigates the death of its lead guitarist. Thirty years later, the aging rockers donâ€™t quite live up to their remembered legends. Brian tracks down Jack to persuade him to return. 11:30 P.M., RIBBON OF SANDâ€”Producer-directorwriter John Grabowska looks at a rare natural barrier island system among the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The area, protected from commercial development, is doomed to change, perhaps disappear. Meryl Streep speaks the words of Rachel Carson.
VIDIOT BY TRAVIS ESTVOLD
YOUTUBE IS THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY, BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY On a weekday afternoon, my editor sent me a link to the Movies page on YouTube. I had to check it out. Browsing the available titles at youtube.com/movies reminded me of the time when, at about 10 years of age and living in Washington, I discovered that our local public library let people check out VHS tapesâ€”for free. â€œLucky me,â€? I remember thinking. â€œIâ€™m going to watch so many movies, and it wonâ€™t cost me a dime.â€? But after leaving the building that day, I had learned a valuable lesson: Free doesnâ€™t necessarily mean good. A libraryâ€™s typical selection of videocassettes, at least in the late 1980s, consisted of something like a Jacques Cousteau underwater adventure and a couple of afterschool specials. The reason they were free is that nobody wanted them in the ďŹ rst place. Enter YouTubeâ€™s ďŹ lm library. On the ďŹ rst page I visited, I found nary a single title I recognized. I made it to the bottom of the second page before I found a selection Iâ€™d seen before. And it was Going Overboard, the ďŹ rstâ€”and worstâ€”movie of Adam Sandlerâ€™s career. Wait, I forgot about Zohan. So I found the second worst. Mixed in with a potpourri of B-movies from the â€™60s and â€™70s, subsequent pages revealed Single White Female and Cliffhanger. I hadnâ€™t seen those in years, but at least I was getting somewhere. And some of the documentaries didnâ€™t look too bad; maybe I spoke too ... Wait. Ugh. I found Raw Spice: The UnofďŹ cial Story of the Making of the Spice Girls. It was the Pierce County Library all over again. A 29-year-old man had relearned a lesson. Despite the lack of stimulating titles by listâ€™s end, I maneuvered back several pages and dove into a mindless action movie I remembered enjoying in my youth: Double Impact, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Twin boys, whose father is double-crossed and killed by his business partner, are separated as infants, rediscover one anotherâ€™s existence and team up to seek revenge by beating the crap out of everybody. Or at least I think thatâ€™s what happens. Raw or cooked, I donâ€™t want to see this. I only made it to the teaming-up part while still at work, expecting to resume the ďŹ lm when I got home. Sadly, YouTube refused to buffer properly on my laptop, leaving me to re-create the ďŹ lmâ€™s ending in my head. Hence, I pass on this advice: In addition to needing an open mind when selecting a movie from YouTube, you may also want to be equipped with plenty of bandwidth. For a comparable experience, you can always visit the used VHS section at Saverâ€™s thrift store on Fairview Avenue. While the selection is similar, the only buffering issue you should encounter is trying to keep the lady with whooping cough whoâ€™s browsing through badly mangled board games out of your personal bubble.
GRE AT PERFOR M ANCES AT THE MET
â€˜In the Heightsâ€™ CHASING BROADWAY DREAMS
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BY DEANNA DARR
BALANCING ACT Tai chi brings ancient approach to
as they turn from side to side, their arms acting out a series of motions in unison. The movements require steady concentration, offering a form of meditation. Some more modern forms of tai chi are focused on as few as 24 or 48 movements, while other forms use variations in speed. Each style has its own approach, yet all have the common focus on ﬁndy moving meditation didn’t seem so meditative as I stood ing balance through relaxed movement from the center of the body. with the rest of the beginners, raising my arms slowly in “The body is designed to move in a certain way, but it’s not alfront of me for the umpteenth time, trying to ﬁgure out ways used that way,” said Vik. “[Moving incorrectly] doesn’t allow the nuanced differences between what I was doing and what the chi to move through the body.” instructor was doing. Getting that chi ﬂowing also allows for the release of tension, As I struggled with keeping my hands at a 45-degree angle, I which is why many people who ﬁnd their way to tai chi say they’re couldn’t help but stare over my shoulder in the mirror, watching looking for a way to relax. the group of advanced students behind me silently make their way That’s exactly what drew Steve Bailey, 57, to tai chi 19 years ago. through a prescribed series of movements. They were ﬂuid, graceful “I had a high-stress job and just needed something to relax,” he said. Bailey doesn’t look like the stereotypical tai chi practitioner. With a full beard and wearing worn Converse tennis shoes, he effortlessly makes his way through the pattern, leading a handful of other students who range from curious teenagers and mid-20s hipsters, to middle-aged professionals and retirees. Many students, though, are discovering the ﬁtness beneﬁts. The slow, graceful motions may not seem like a strenuous workout, but Vik said tai chi increases both heart rate and breathing without putting stress on either system, while the core-muscle-based movements build both strength and balance. At age 77, balance and posture are considerations for Pat Fujii, who ﬁrst saw the class while volunteering at the West Boise YMCA. While Fujii described how beneﬁcial tai chi is for seniors, she mentioned that she is also a competitive sprinter and long jumper who will represent Idaho at the upcoming Senior Games. As an athlete, Fujii noticed how the jarring motion of running hurt her Steve Bailey puts nearly 19 years of tai chi study into practice during a class at the downtown YMCA. joints. But tai chi taught her a new way of moving and standing, and since beginand poised—the personiﬁcation of calm and concentration. And ning her practice seven years ago, she said she’s noticed an improvesome of them were twice my age. ment in how she feels. Unlike many sports, tai chi is not necessarily a young person’s It’s a result Vik said he commonly hears whether it’s among the game. Instead, mastery of the ancient form of martial arts is the re20- to 40-somethings he teaches at Boise State, or the 30- to 70-yearward of years of practice and dedication. I was reminded of this fact olds who are in his classes at the YMCA. every time I compared my semi-awkward movements to those of the While the popularity of tai chi in Boise doesn’t rival its popularpeople who had put years into tai chi. ity in cities like San Francisco or Vancouver, British Columbia, it is Still, instructor Jeffrey Vik didn’t give up on the true beginners in growing. Still, the sight of someone standing in a park doing a very the downtown YMCA gym, as he patiently repeated his movements, focused, dance-like activity catches some people off guard. his yin-yang T-shirt and long ponytail reminding me of the inner Occasionally, Vik said he has had passersby either heckle or peace we were all working toward. outright yell at him as he practices. But the most dramatic response For centuries, the ancient Chinese practice has been used as a came when he was visiting his mother in his boyhood home in the way to maintain health, both mentally and physically. It came to the Midwest. While practicing in the back yard, a neighbor called the United States with Chinese immigrants but has slowly spread to the police claiming some man had killed the house’s resident and was larger community as a way to relax and stay in shape. doing some kind of ritualistic dance in celebration. Vik, 51, found tai chi in 1980 when he randomly picked up a That kind of response isn’t the norm, but Vik still ﬁgures there’s library book in Mountain Home. He was intrigued as he thumbed strength in numbers. He recently organized a gathering for World through its pages, later trying some of the moves on his own. Tai Chi Qigung Day, in which teachers and students from across the “I totally took everything wrong,” he said with a laugh as he area could meet. described his ﬁrst attempt at tai chi. “But it was fun.” The response was so positive that he has decided to make it a For years, all he could ﬁnd were books on tai chi. He dabbled monthly gathering on the ﬁrst Saturday of each month. The next is with various forms of kung fu—which he describes as similar to tai scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Capitol Park. Numerchi, “just with more bruises”—but he didn’t ﬁnd a practice that felt ous teachers will be on hand and the curious can check out the variright until he moved to Boise and saw a notice for a tai chi class. ous forms and styles to see if one works for them. “The teacher ﬁgured I would last one week,” Vik said with For Vik, it’s not just about building community among tai chi a laugh. practitioners, but making it more visible to the general community. He describes tai chi as a “moving meditation,” in which a pattern That way a group of people doing some kind of dance in public of movements facilitate the proper ﬂow of energy through the body. won’t feel so out of place. Those movements also help align the body correctly, increase ﬂex“[You can] feel OK about doing weird things in parks,” he said. ibility in joints and add strength to muscles and bones. Many practiPersonally, I’ve got a way to go before I try anything resembling tioners believe that when the energy—called chi—gets moving right, tai chi in a public park. You never know how people will react to it can alleviate many health problems along with aches and pains. someone who stands in one place, continually raising and lowering There are many forms of tai chi, but Vik practices one of the her arms. oldest traditional forms, called Classical Yang, which incorporates For more information on Tai Chi Qigung Day, call Vik at 108 distinct movements into what almost looks like a dance. 208-703-8163. Practitioners slowly shift their weight from one foot to the other
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RECLISTINGS events & classes 2009 EAGLE GOLF CLASSIC— The major fundraiser for the City of Eagle draws hundreds of golfers out on the course to putt for the cause. Friday, May 29, 1 p.m., 208-9397078, www.eaglechamber.com. Shadow Valley Golf Course, 15711 Hwy. 55, Eagle. CLIMB TO CONQUER CANCER—The third annual Climb to Conquer Cancer of Ada County gives participants the chance to conquer a 1-, 2or 5K (3.1 mile) course. Friday, May 29, 5-9 p.m., $15-$30, community.acsevents.org. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise. CRITICAL MASS—Get on board with Boise’s Critical Mass bike ride which occurs at the same place and time every month all summer long. Riders are asked to bring a food donation for the Idaho Food Bank, which will be carried via bike trailer and cargo bikes to a donation center. Last Friday of every month, 6:30 p.m., FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, www.cityofboise. org/parks. GARDEN STROLL FOR THE HEART AND SOUL—Take a relaxing or energizing walk through the Idaho Botanical Garden for free every Tuesday and Thursday morning. 7:30-9 a.m., FREE. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org. GRAND OPENING—A new bike shop called Joyride Cycles is opening at 1306 Alturas St. in Boise. The grand opening celebration in the park features food, beverages and giveaways throughout the day. Two rafﬂe grand prizes, a MSC Lunatika mountain bike and a SE Single Speed bicycle will be awarded on June 10 at the International MTB Film Festival Boise 2009 at the Visual Arts Collective in Garden City. Rafﬂe money raised beneﬁts the IVCPA, SWIMBA and IRC. People who enter the rafﬂe need not be present to win. Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., FREE, www.joyride-cycles.com. Hyde Park, 13th Street, Boise.
IDAHO CONSERVATION LEAGUE 2009 SOUTHWEST IDAHO HIKING SERIES— Explore new places in Idaho’s great outdoors and meet other hikers during the Idaho Conservation League’s hiking series. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call the Idaho Conservation League at 208-345-6939, Ext. 14, or visit the Idaho Conservation League Web site at www.wildidaho.org. The hikes include: Wednesday, May 27: Watchman’s Trail, Boise Foothills. MARGARET FULLER’S NEW FAVORITE HIKES—Margaret Fuller is a 74-year-old local author of Idaho hiking guidebooks who knows where to go for fun and challenging hikes. Fuller went on more than 25 hikes last year and is sharing her favorite hikes during a slide presentation highlighting guidebook hikes. Fuller’s guidebooks include Trails of the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains, Trails of Western Idaho, and Trails of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Wednesday, June 3, 7 p.m., FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-3221141, www.rei.com. MOUNTAIN BIKING BASICS— Members of Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (SWIMBA) discuss the basics of mountain biking including how to select a mountain bike, gear essentials and trail destinations for beginners to experts. Information will be available on how to become a member of SWIMBA and get involved in stewardship and volunteer trail projects. Wednesday, May 27, 7 p.m., FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, www. rei.com. SPINDERELLA’S ROAD RIDE— A casual, social, no-drop ladies’ ride leaves from George’s Cycles on Front Street. Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., George’s Cycles, 251 E. Front St. # 100, Boise, 208-343-3782, www. georgescycles.com. TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN—Wear comfortable clothing for the outdoors and join Dave Lewis of White Crane Martial Arts for Saturday tai chi classes on the brick patio inside the Idaho Botanical Garden. Advance registration to receive a punch
card is required. 10 a.m., FREE for Garden members; $4 nonmember adults; $3 nonmember seniors. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org. TENNIS BLOCK PARTY—All ages and abilities are invited to celebrate National Tennis Month during a Tennis Block Party at Fort Boise Park, Meridian High School and Columbia High School in Nampa. Watch demonstrations on Tennis 101 and Tennis is Elementary, receive instruction by local pros, win prizes and try some equipment out. Saturday, May 30, 9-11 a.m., FREE, 208-3225150, www.idtennis.com. Fort Boise Park, 600 W. Garrison St., Boise. THIRD ANNUAL WEISER RIVER TRAIL BIKE RIDES—Friends of the Weiser River Trail are offering three fun bike rides: a 45-miler on the southern half of the trail (Mesa Siding north of Cambridge to Presley Trailhead near Weiser, meet at the Presley Trailhead at 7 a.m. for the shuttle), and two rides through the forested northern part: 25 miles (Tamarack to Council) and a 12-mile family ride (Highway 95 bridge to Council, meet at the trail kiosk in Council at 8:45 a.m. for the shuttle). Riders receive a shuttle, lunch, T-shirt and an all-downhill ride. For more information, e-mail poorman.fwrt@ yahoo.com. Saturday, May 30. $25/person FWRT members; $35 nonmembers, 208-6586870, www.weiserrivertrail.org. WAG ’N WALK—Take a onemile stroll (with or without a costume and dog companion) around the scenic lake at the state park. Help raise money, raise awareness and assist homeless animals in the community. Dogs from Northwest Animal Companions will be available for adoption and to take on the walk. For more information, e-mail events@ nacidaho.com or call Cheyenne Stamp at 208-353-6201. Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m. adult $25; youth (15 and older) $15; FREE for children (5-14 years old); family/team: $75 (ﬁrst four walkers) $10 (each additional walker), nacidaho.com. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle.
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UPHILL BATTLE Sometimes, it seems as if there’s always some new cause demanding our attention or money. And while it’s easy to become a bit jaded, brushing off yet another donation request, it’s hard to turn a blind eye when it comes to cancer. Most of us have been affected by the disease in some way, whether through a friend, family member or even ourselves. Even the lingering possibility of a diagnosis of cancer can bring with it a lot of sleepless nights. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will receive the dreaded diagnosis at some point in his or her life. The good news is that there are plenty of people willing to stand up and ﬁght. Whether it’s by raising money and awareness or by working directly in the ﬁeld, people are demanding better, more effective treatments and ideally a cure. On Friday, May 29, Treasure Valley residents have another chance to help the cause with the annual Climb to Conquer Cancer, part of a larger national American Cancer Society event. Teams have been forming for the last few weeks to participate in the 1-, 2- or 5K walk/run along the Greenbelt in downtown Boise. To date, teams have raised more than $6,500, and fundraising as well as registration will be done up until the start of the event. Despite the name, there’s very little elevation gain in the Climb to Conquer Cancer. The location has been moved from Tablerock to allow those who might not be able to make the hard haul up the hill to join in. This year, the event begins at the Old Timers’ Shelter in Ann Morrison Park and has set course options for all three distances. All routes will cross the Pioneer footbridge to the north side of the river, continue through Shoreline Park, cross Americana and head up the Orchard Street extension (which happens to be uphill, hence the “climb” part of the title). Event organizers stress that there are plenty of restroom opportunities along the way, as well as shade. The entire thing is non-competitive, and participants are free to bring along their dogs or kids, although leashes are required—for the dogs, that is. Registration begins at 5 p.m. for last-minute teams, followed by an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. The actual “climb” begins at 6:30 p.m. As teams ﬁnish the “climb” they will be met in the park with music, food and assorted activities until 9 p.m. Even if you can’t join in the “climb,” you can donate to the cause online at community. acsevents.org/ctcboise. The site is also where you can get any additional details on the event.
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On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.
er nose pressed to the chilled glass of a gelato case, a elato Cafe takes its name from the rainbow of gelato pretowheaded girl in teal Keds raised up onto her tippy toes sented in a chilled case placed at the center of the strip mall to scan every last fruit-laden, chocolate-drizzled metal tray. restaurant. There, pans of the cold confection are displayed After laboring considerably over her decision, she decided on a like an edible kaleidoscope accented with chocolate drizzles and fruitdark berry concoction. Savoring her prize, the girl meandered back ﬂavored swirls, swooped peaks and whimsical garnishes. to a table full of adults. Astoundingly, for a cafe named after and In addition to frozen dessert, espresso beverages and gelato peddling rich Italian ice cream, martinis, the fast-food-style cafe’s she was the only kid in sight. Italian/Greek menu offers nine pizzas At Gelato Cafe in Meridian, ($6.75), pitas ($5.95), gyros ($4.75) it’s more about the big kids. It’s and submarine sandwiches ($4.75the only ice cream shop with a $6.95) with salami in dry and Genoa full bar I’ve seen outside of Italy. versions, cappicola, roast beef, Black Gelato Cafe takes a dessert that Forest ham, and fresh mozzarella. It already cracks the awesomeness also offers sushi at the Superb Sushi scale, feeds it 3 ounces of booze, counter inside. then watches the scale’s springs To sushi or not to sushi? Superb go ﬂying. Though the place also Sushi’s mother ship is in downtown serves an array of Italian deli Boise, and having eaten there before, food, gyros, fresh sushi, coffee I removed this tempting satellite from and smoothies, the gelato marmy initial assessment. Afterward, I tinis are the joint’s glimmering wished I hadn’t. golden calves—sinful concocI selected a 9-inch garlic chicken tions demanding fawning idolapizza while my husband chose a beef try with each liquor-laden sip. and lamb gyro (with feta, 60 cents Divided into fruity and creamy extra). We hopped aboard the largest varieties, the martini menu urges four-top in the dining room: four stylyou to pop the top button of ishly modern pub chairs upholstered your jeans and get comfortable with lime green micro-suede and an with options like the Dreamoversized pub table topped with lime sicle ($7)—orange juice, vodka, green laminate. triple sec, amaretto and milk The pizza’s thin, stiff crust tasted poured over orange gelato—or like a cross between a cracker and the Extra Chocolate ($7) with a dry tortilla. Pale chicken breast vodka, Bailey’s, vanilla and dark chunks and the whiteness of melted chocolate shaken with chocolate mozzarella and fontina cheeses gelato. The cafe even named a formed a visually bland canvas sparparticularly decadent martini ingly topped with shriveled slices the Wet Dream (with vodka, of baked red onion, ﬂecks of bacon Kahlua, Bailey’s and stracciatella and diced tomato. As I evaluated gelato) after an editor’s pick in the dish before me, I noticed most of GELATO CAFE BW’s 2008 Best of Boise. the other patrons digging into colorful sushi rolls. I 2053 Fairview Ave., Meridian, Strutting up to our tall pistachio green table wished I had chosen to sushi. 208-846-8410 gelatocafeoﬁdaho.net with matching velour chairs on a recent TuesThe gyro was large enough to require both hands Mon.-Tue. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wed.-Sat. day evening, a broad-jawed man with wisps to manage it and earned a solid seven on a scale of 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. of gray in his dark hair introduced himself as one to 10. My husband only wished it had more Brian Wetzel, head busboy, though we deduced tzatziki sauce on it (50 cents extra). On our way out he was the owner. Wetzel’s joking rapport quickly charmed my din- the door, we ordered a small cup of sweet-tart lemon gelato ($1.95) ing companions. While we ogled the martini menu, Wetzel let ﬂy a and it just about made up for the pizza. truism I’m sure he’s used on plenty of past patrons: “Gelato martiMy next visit to the cafe was for Superb Sushi and gelato martinis. nis are like women’s breasts: one’s too little and three’s too much.” Be warned: Choosing a martini ($7) was tough. Lemon? Orange After an awkward chuckle, we decided to save the groping for Dreamsicle? Bailey’s with cookies and cream liqueur, perhaps? I dessert and ordered a bottle of Salmon Creek chardonnay ($12). suppose one could order according to the weather: light and fruity Though we had made the trek out to the Elm Tree strip mall in on sunny days, rich and creamy on gray ones. A grapefruit gelato Meridian hoping to throw back a few Superb Sushi rolls, we found martini was the right choice for the warmth of the spring day on out that the cafe is sadly sans sushi on Mondays and Tuesdays. my second visit. The Mediterranean pizza ($6.75) arrived ﬁrst, with charred Be further warned: Each of those suckers contains 3 ounces of bubbles of mozzarella hugging wine-cured kalamata olives and booze, so have the number for a taxi handy just in case. sun-dried tomatoes. The second pizza, the artichoke veggie, was a Sushi was another tough choice. My all-time favorite roll from white and green beauty with pesto, chopped artichoke hearts, three Superb Sushi is the unconventional Dragon’s Eye roll ($6.99). Thin types of cheese and fresh scallions scattered on top. While the salad strips of fresh lemon rind are a classic complement to salmon and ($6.75) provided a nice, not overly dressing-laden crunch, it didn’t whole scallion wrapped simply in rice and nori. Lemon sauce squigstray too much from the classic Caesar theme. The pizzas were also gles atop slices that are not too thick, making them easy to consume winners, not too cheese heavy with thin chewy crusts. Unfortunate- in one lady like bite. I also like the enormous Sumo Roll ($11.99). ly, the pizza’s slightly gourmet, hand-crafted taste was thrown off Made with ahi, unagi, crab and avocado, it is large enough to satisfy by the vessel it arrived on—a thick white paper plate. A quick scan a ravenous student out on lunch break. of the restaurant’s interior showed the same conﬂicting aesthetic. I selected one Dragon’s Eye roll and then also tried the Insane roll A kitschy toddler-sized ice cream cone statue lingers in one corner, ($8.99). Biting into it, a pandemonium of sensation erupted on my while a grown-up leafy indoor plant occupies the other. Cartoony tongue as fresh jalapeno pepper tangoed across my palate with spicy painted sandwiches ﬂoat on the front windows, yet the walls are salmon, while dried red chile pepper ﬂakes wrestled with wasabi and adorned with tasteful paintings. As random as the decor and menu Sriracha hot sauce for dominance. Tempura shrimp, sliced avocado seemed, with our dinner polished off and gelato martinis in hand, and lemon sauce tempered the insanity and kept the spicy lunatics everything started to make sense. When I return on a non-Monday from completely taking over the ﬂavor asylum. or Tuesday evening for a Crane Creek roll and a gelato margarita, I Two visits to Gelato Cafe produced more hits than misses. Grapeimagine it will begin to make even more sense. fruit and sushi are my new favorite ﬂavors for spring. —Tara Morgan says, “Domo arigato, Mr. Gelato.”
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DININGGUIDE Fine Dining BERRYHILL & COMPANY RESTAURANT AND WINE BARâ€”The lunch menu offers ďŹ ner casual food like a ďŹ g and feta grilled cheese sandwich, a buffalo burger and a crab melt of focaccia. A separate hors dâ€™oeuvre menu features nibbles like baked escargot, and entrees include everything from rack of lamb to ďŹ sh and steaks to both the white meats. Berryhill also offers a special kid-friendly, little foodie menu. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553. $$-$$$$ RES P SU OM . CHANDLERSâ€”It didnâ€™t take long for this Sun Valley restaurant to win the hearts and mouths of Boise. Known for its ďŹ ne cuts of meat and its see-and-be-seen happy hour, Chandlers in Boise has pushed the bar for a ďŹ ne dining experience in Boise to a new level. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and a little music in the lounge before moving into the dining room for an intimate dinner with your date. 981 W. Grove St., 208-343-7776 $$$$ RES P SU OM. COTTONWOOD GRILLEâ€”The food and ambience here share a terriďŹ c, tasteful symbiotic relationship. Inside, itâ€™s like a big hunting lodge; outside, itâ€™s watching the world go by on the Greenbelt. 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800. $$$-$$$$ RES P SU OM. EMILIOâ€™Sâ€”This hotel restaurant applies ďŹ ve star hospitality in the dining room as well as it does as the front desk. With over 450 wines and a classically elegant ďŹ ne menu, Emilioâ€™s is one of those never-miss dining experiences that Boiseans love. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8002. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM . THE GAMEKEEPER RESTAURANTâ€”Saturday is your last chance to dine at one of Boiseâ€™s most elegant restaurants. Elk, venison, buffalo, caribou and Idaho trout are just a few of the gourmet Western offerings, as well as ďŹ‚aming desserts prepared tableside. 1109 Main St., 208-343-4611. $$$-$$$$ RES OM. THE MELTING POTâ€”Delicious, savory and sweet, hereâ€™s fondue for every course. Order a drink from the extensive selection of wines and linger over a romantic dinner. 200 N.
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Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations and advertisers. Listings rotate based on available space. Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to email@example.com or fax to 342-4733. Sixth St., 208-383-0900. $$$-$$$$ RES P SU OM . RED FEATHER LOUNGEâ€”Red Feather Lounge is all about wine and good food. You can get great macaroni and cheese for lunch, and for dinner, the menu turns deliciously swanky. If you can snag a seat in the cellar, count yourself especially lucky. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-429-6340. $$-$$$ RES P SU OM .
Pizza ATZA PIZZAâ€”Atza uses handmade dough and pizza sauce and fresh ingredients. Hit the salad bar, order jumbo wings, or go for the sandwiches and breadsticks option. Decide between thin or original crust and youâ€™re halfway done building your own pie, or you may choose one of Atzaâ€™s specialty pizza creations. 6564 S. Federal Way, 208-433-1112. $-$$ OM . CASANOVA PIZZERIAâ€”Pizza made like traditional pizzerias in New York and Naples make. Fresh sauces, thin crusts, and toppings from ďŹ gs and bleu cheese to prosciutto and arugula. And of course real clam pizza from folks hailing from the homestate of clam pizzaâ€”Connecticut. 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535. $-$$ P SU OM. FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVENâ€”Stone ďŹ red pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. A sleekly lined interior and two large ďŹ re pits beckon ďŹ‚atbread lovers to Bown Crossing. 3139 S. Bown Way, 208-343-4177. 830 N. Main Street, Ste. A (Generations Plaza), Meridian, 208-288-0969. $-$$ P SU OM .
FLYING PIE PIZZERIAâ€” Boiseâ€™s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. 4320 W. State St., 208-384-0000. $-$$ P SU OM. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSEâ€” Offering tasty pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads. Features a stellar line of beers, including 14 rotating beer taps, 20 bottles of Belgian Ale and more to comprise over 60 beers to choose from. Eat -in or take-out. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-2879201. $-$$ P SU OM. GUIDOâ€™S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZAâ€”Thereâ€™s nothing like a slice (or three) of Guidoâ€™s New York-style pizza for lunch. Their giant pies are inexpensive and addictive, just like the infamous pizza by the slice. 235 N. Fifth St., 208345-9011. 12375 Chinden, 208-376-1008. $ SU OM. LUCKY 13 PIZZAâ€”The former North End mainstay has moved essentially â€œas wasâ€? to Harris Ranch, where the best (and bestnamed) pizzas and sandwiches on the planet are still on the menu. 3662 S. Eckert Road, 208-344-6967. $ P SU. LULUâ€™S FINE PIZZAâ€”Big Apple-style gourmet pie for pizza lovers of everywhere kind. Get a wheel or go by the slice. Check out the usual toppings or get adventurous with some tasty things youâ€™re not used to seeing on a pizza menu. Superb Sushi recently moved into Luluâ€™s. 2594 Bogus Basin Road, 208-387-4992. $-$$ P SU OM.
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THE MARTINI-MIX-OFF: ROUND THREE One of the biggest questions circulating at the Martini Mix-off this year is about the one ingredient we judges have yet to see: absinthe. Iâ€™ve heard it said that it takes 20 years for trends to make their way to Boise, but I really donâ€™t want to wait that long for a local bar to provide absinthe service. Sure, the green fairy has risen and already fallen off the trendy wagon in more cosmopolitan cities, but we havenâ€™t even seen the emerald liquid in Boise anywhere other than the liquor store. And, since the 2007 relaxation of absinthe laws, effectively allowing absinthe to be sold again in the United States after a nearly 100-year ban, we still havenâ€™t seen it show up in any cocktail or martini at the Mix-off. By the time a bartender gets around to including it in a drink next year, it may be way past its popularity, even in a culinary backwater such as Boise. By golly, I havenâ€™t even seen foam served here yet. The ďŹ nal Thursday night martini tasting happens this week. Then weâ€™re off to the ďŹ nals and the gala. First up at 7 p.m. is Bardenay with Sean Earley shaking up the Bardenay Bond classic martini, the Masala Martini for the original category and the Sixth Sense cocktail. We hope we donâ€™t see any dead people after tasting those, but you never know. At 8 p.m., we ride the trolley over to Piper Pub & Grill, where Danny Marchesini will deliver us a Chapter 7 classic martini, the Berry Picker original martini and the Blue Collar cocktail. The ďŹ nal pub on our list of nine bars this year is Tablerock Brewpub, where Sarah Proctor hands us a trio of named concoctions beginning with Judge Smails, the classic entry, followed by the original entry, Lacey Underall, and ďŹ nishing with the Ty Webb cocktail. Tickets, which include a coupon for a martini at every participating bar and entrance into the gala (location to be announced) on Saturday, June 6, can be purchased for $50 at any participating bar (Angellâ€™s, BoneďŹ sh Grill, Red Feather, Pair, Tablerock Brewpub & Grill, Piper Pub & Grill, Chandlers Steakhouse, Bouquet and Bardenay) or by calling 208-761-5918. For those who already bought their tickets and noticed that BoneďŹ sh Grillâ€™s coupon was not included, you can use the front cover of the ticket book for your martini. Donâ€™t forget, this year the judges ride around on the downtown trolley bus, which runs all night during the competition so you can catch a ride between all the bars.
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DININGGUIDE PAPA JOEâ€™Sâ€”Family owned and operated, Papa Joeâ€™s uses family recipes for their pizza and pasta dishes. Food and drink specials all week long and a dozen ďŹ‚avors of gelato with which to reward your plate cleaning skills. 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-7272. $-$$ P SU OM. PIEHOLEâ€”Nineteen-inch pies by the slice or by the pie and calzones everyday. Try the infamous potato and bacon, or go cheap with the special of the day for two bucks. 205 N. Eighth St., 208-344-7783. 1016 Broadway Ave., 208-424-2225. P SU OM. PIZZALCHIKâ€”PIZZa sALad and CHIcKen. Get it? Perfect robust salads, plus delicious original pizzas and whole chickens roasted in a 6,000-pound stone-hearth oven. Many toppings made in house. 7330 W. State St., 208-853-7757. $-$$ P SU OM. TONYâ€™S PIZZERIA TEATROâ€”A European-style cafe serving salad, soup and brick oven Napolean-style pizza. Slices sold 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with pies available any time. 103 Capitol Blvd., 208-343-1052. $-$$ P SU.
Pubs & Breweries BARDENAYâ€”The atmospheric, cavernous interior (with visible distillery) and huge patio is the place to eat, drink and be seen downtown. 610 Grove St., 208-426-0538. 155 E. Riverside Dr., 208-938-5093. $-$$ P SU OM.
BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSEâ€”Enjoy a frosty microbrew and gourmet hamburger at this distinguished bar and grill with one of the best selections of scotches in the region. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-345-1813. $-$$ P SU OM. THE BULLâ€™S HEAD PUBâ€”A little bit of England tucked above the bistro, the pub serves up English fare (upside down Shepherdâ€™s pie, anyone?) with plenty of spirits to wash it down. Stay entertained with games including shufďŹ‚eboard, darts and pool. 1441 N. Eagle Road, 208-855-5858. $-$$$ P SU OM. CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR/ GRILLâ€”Though theyâ€™re famous for their Lawyer Fries and chicken gizzards, the menu is full of tasty pub food, including burgers, sandwiches, tater tots and a most diggable meatloaf sandwich on sourdough. Itâ€™s been a Boise tradition since 1963, with a large patio, horseshoe pits and a rambunctious herd of TVs dialed in to the world of sports. 5500 W. Franklin Road, 208-3229856. $ P SU OM. HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSEâ€”Whether itâ€™s the appetizers (Montyâ€™s Hummus, Hollow Hot Wings), their entrees (Pan Fried Oysters, Mess-OChops) or their burgers and sandwiches (Black Bean Chili Burger, Reuben), stopping in at Highlands Hollow is always a great idea. The best part? The Hollow brews some of the best handcrafted ales in town. 2455 Harrison Hollow, 208-343-6820. $-$$ P SU OM.
HYDE PARK PUBâ€”This Hyde park staple is that special bar thatâ€™s inviting no matter what your mood. With its dog-friendly patio and a menu chock full of twists on American classics, this is a neighborhood bar that feels like itâ€™s in your neighborhood. 1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260. $ P SU. THE OFFICEâ€”This cleverly named sports bar is for the over-21 crowd only. Enjoy a meal, a smoke and a full bar while catching a game on one of The OfďŹ ceâ€™s plasmas. Bar and late night menu until 2 a.m. 6125 E. Fairview, 208-377-2800. $-$$ P SU. Oâ€™MICHAELâ€™S PUB & GRILLâ€” Itâ€™s a North End institution with one waitress whoâ€™s been serving there for 40 years. The casual menu is full of traditional and specialty sandwiches (check out the slaw burger thatâ€™s no burger at all), ďŹ sh and steaks, and the best giant fried prawns in town. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-342-8948. $-$$ P SU. PIPER PUB & GRILLâ€”Perched high on Eighth Street with a wraparound patio, â€œthe Piperâ€? serves up yummy, creative pub fare. Known for its Scotch Club, the Piper has been a collection point for drinkers with a ďŹ nely tuned palate for many moons. 150 N. Eighth St., 208-3432444. $-$$ P SU OM. Want more? Get more at www.boiseweekly.com
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ZINFANDEL The Memorial Day weekend is behind us, and that means the ofďŹ cial beginning of the barbecue season, and that means itâ€™s time to break open the zinfandel. Wine from that grape can be on the muscular side with richly extracted, often over-ripe or jammy fruit, but none of the zins the panel favored were over the top. Even the biggest wine in the lineup showed remarkable balance, which is what you want when you pair a wine with food. The scores for the top wines in this tasting were the closest ever, with a tie for second and just two points separating ďŹ rst and fourth. Here are the panelâ€™s picks: 2006 PAUL DOLAN ZINFANDEL, $16.99 The aromas are rich and savory with bright cherry and black currant lifted by touches of white pepper and spice. Smooth, ripe cherry fruit dominates the palate along with fresh plum, both perfectly balanced by just the right hit of acidity. This is a lovely wine that is about as elegantly styled as zinfandel gets. 2006 CAMPUS OAKS OLD VINE ZINFANDEL, $15.99 Touches of toffee and spice back the ripe raspberry aromas marked by a light herbal component. The ample dark cherry fruit has a nice sweet and creamy component. Touches of caramel, anise and spice come through on the ďŹ nish that offers a cleansing touch of acidity. This one is bigger than the Paul Dolan, but lighter and better balanced than most. 2006 RENWOOD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL, $15.99 This is a classic big California zin that opens with creamy berry fruit, richly extracted, and backed by soft oak. The sweet berry, cherry and currant fruit ďŹ‚avors are overt, very ripe, but not overdone. Well-integrated acidity keeps things in balance, while light touches of anise and spice highlight the long, creamy ďŹ nish. 2006 CAROL SHELTON MONGA ZIN (OLD VINE), $20 The grapes for this wine come from a dry-farmed vineyard planted in 1918â€”now thatâ€™s old vine. Lots of ripe plum and dark brambly fruit aromas foreshadow the rich ďŹ‚avors. Very low yields (one-half ton per acre) result in a naturally concentrated wine with bold cherry and pomegranate fruit and a long, chocolate-laced ďŹ nish. As big as it is, ripe tannins and good acidity make it a very approachable, food-friendly wine. This weekâ€™s panel: Dave Faulk, Porterhouse Meats; David Kirkpatrick, Boise Co-op Wine Shop; Cindy Limber, Bardenay; Karen McMillin, Youngâ€™s Market; Leslie Young, Boise Co-op Wine Shop.
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1107 N. 11TH ST., BOISE ontemporaryBUILT IN 1907 sounding 2,086 SQUARE FEET concepts like 3 BED/1.5 BATH walkability have gained .10 ACRE popularity in cities $439,900 across the country. FIDELITY REALTY CORPORATION Because American ABBY HYAMS, 208-345-1181 suburbs have pushed REALTOR.COM homes farther from MLS #98389454 central shopping centers and city cores during the past 50 years, modern citizens don’t think twice about driving a couple of miles to fetch a gallon of milk. But a century ago, before the advent of the automobile age, neighborhoods were proximate to central commercial hubs as a necessity because the primary modes of transportation were walking, bicycling, electric trolley and horse-drawn buggy. Take this home, for example. It was built in 1907 in Boise’s North End at a time when no one had ever heard of such a thing as an obesity rate. Back then, kids walked to neighborhood schools, which are still located within a ﬁve-block radius from this restored Queen Anne-style residence. To acquire provisions in downtown Boise, it used to be that parents hoofed it to the nearest trolley car line or drove a buggy. Today, groceries can be sought on foot at the tiny Hollywood Market located three blocks away, or it’s a 10-minute stroll to Albertsons on State Street. Even the farmers market in downtown Boise on summery Saturday mornings is just an eight-minute pedal from the dwelling’s charming covered front porch. The two-story home’s pale blue exterior is covered with ﬁsh scale shingles. Inside, the ﬂoor plan places a formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen and a family room on the main level. Three bedrooms are upstairs, along with and a beautifully refurbished bathroom that features a large shower stall and a restored cast iron bathtub with pewter claw feet. After the current owners purchased the home last fall, they corrected every issue on the inspection report, which included updates to the plumbing and electrical systems. Ten-foot-tall ceilings and single-pane windows 8-and-a-halffeet tall make the whole house appear bright. The century-old window glass bears a characteristic wavy appearance. The tall panes allow plenty of natural light into the home, so the homeowner rarely has to ﬂip a light on during the day. Although the home’s heating and central air conditioning systems work ﬁne, the windows retain their original orientation to provide plenty of fresh air and cross-ventilation during the summer. And when Boise is in the chilly throes of winter, removable storm windows help keep the house warm by adding an extra exterior layer of protection from frosty winds. In the kitchen, ﬂoor-to-ceiling hardwood cabinets provide plenty of storage space for dishes, small appliances, pots and pans. A big, white farmhouse sink is set into a long countertop of slab of granite. Stainless steel appliances and a Viking range complete the cooking area. The stairway banister is one of the few details that still bears the scratches and scrapes from 100 years of family life. Throughout the home, the original Douglas ﬁr ﬂooring, which was recently sanded and sealed with a lovely semi-gloss ﬁnish, glows a golden hue. Similarly smooth hardwood was used to create wide trim around interior doorways and windows. Outside, is a tidy lawn, front and back. A magnolia tree punctuates the front yard while the original carriage house, which acts as a one-car garage with alley access, still stands in the back yard. Overall, this house combines vintage character with contemporary craftsmanship in a location that illustrates what walkability is all about. Pros: Renovated Queen Anne in Boise’s popular North End. Cons: One-car garage.
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22 Opening for winter fishing 24 Dull yellowish brown 28 Moral posers 32 â€œCasablancaâ€? bistro owner 34 Some Egyptian pyramid art 36 Quantum mechanics model 38 Whiz-bang 40 Jim Lehrer presentation 41 Judasâ€™s question 42 â€œLa ___ du RĂŠgimentâ€? (Donizetti opera) 43 â€œ___ no importanceâ€? 44 Birth month for most Libras: Abbr. 45 Be on the horizon 46 The olden days 47 Predecessor of Rabin 48 Confession receiver 49 Religious figure, to Pierre 50 Here-there connector 52 Scrub 56 Squash 59 Particle of a dwindling campfire 62 Assent 63 Writer of aphorisms 64 Typical 66 Shred 67 Shred 69 â€œOh, yeah!â€? 71 Sentimentalist 72 â€œRoad ___â€? (Hope/ Crosby film) 73 Topple 74 Instant: Abbr. 75 Dims 76 Typesetterâ€™s choice: Abbr. 77 Arnaz of 1950s TV 78 The same to vous? 79 Steamed pudding ingredient 82 One could go up to 11 in â€œThis Is Spinal Tapâ€? 84 Tennis call 86 Nigerian-born singing star
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111 Actress Anderson 112 Controls completely 114 Home of Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park 116 Hospital fluids 119 Genre of Fall Out Boy 120 Supercool 122 Harry Potter pal.
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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): While reading a crime report in the online version of Northern California’s Arcata Eye newspaper, I came across this entr y: “A dreadlocked man attacked a lamp post on the plaza with his mighty fists, punching it while yelling and, in the memorable description of a witness, ‘fighting amongst himself.’” I immediately thought of you, Aries. According to my analysis of the omens, you’ve been fighting amongst yourself with—how shall I say this?— crafty ferocity. I’d be ecstatic if I could convince you to call a truce, begin peace talks, and maybe even begin practicing some crafty tenderness toward yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When you Tauruses are at your best, you get into a groove but not into a rut—humming along with creative efficiency, not just going through the motions or repeating the same old tired shticks. When you’re at the top of your game, it’s because you’ve surrounded yourself with stimuli that make you feel peaceful and comfortable. Other people may work well under pressure and accomplish most when they’re driven by stress, but you usually need to be at ease in order to access your deep brilliance. From what I can tell, ever ything I just said is a description of what will be happening in the coming weeks. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Research shows that if a stranger gazes at you for at least 8.2 seconds, he or she is definitely interested in you. If, on the other hand, the look lasts 4.5 seconds or less, there’s no attraction. I’m guessing that the percentage of long scrutinies you receive in the coming weeks will be higher than usual. Your raw charisma levels will be up, as will your ability to make strong first impressions. How do you plan to exploit the advantages this will give you, Gemini? According to my projections, it’ll be a good time to meet some allies of the future. CANCER (June 21-July 22): One of the tastiest frogs in the world is at risk of dying out as a species. The “mountain chicken” frog, once a fixture on the chain of Caribbean islands known as Montserrat, has become endangered through loss of habitat, disease and over-hunting by humans. In response to the crisis, conser vationists have airlifted a number of sur vivors to new homes, attempting to save their kind from extinction. I think it’s time for you to arrange a comparable inter vention of your own, Cancerian. A sweet and delicious part of you or your world is not exactly thriving and needs some strenuous help and care. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A Florida woman, upset that her local McDonald’s had run out of Chicken McNuggets, phoned the 911 emergency ser vice line for help. In an unrelated incident, a Florida man took the same action when Burger King told him it had no lemonade to sell him. I recommend that you not indulge in similar overreactions in the coming week, Leo. The Drama Queen or Drama King archetype is threatening to possess you, and I suspect you’ll have to act forcefully to keep it away. If you’re successful, you’ll be visited by a far more congenial archetype—the Social Butter fly. And that would prove to be amusing and productive. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Most of you Virgos have built-in safeguards that ensure you won’t abuse power. That’s why I feel uninhibited about advising you to grab all the new authority and influence you can get in the next few weeks. It’s one of those phases in your astrological cycle when you’re more likely to be in line for promotions, new privileges and increased clout. I hope you won’t be shy. You may have to be uncharacteristically aggressive as you claim your rightful potency and rewards. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the coming days, the surprise and delight quotient will be way up. I bet you’ll be more prone than usual to uttering exclamations. There may also be a confounding “aha!” and a mind-wobbling “What the frack?!” mixed in there, although I think the emphasis will be on developments that educate and entertain
you. Since you will probably be ushered in the direction of the frontier, I think you should find new ways to express your amazement. Instead of cliches like “Jesus H. Christ!” or “Holy crap!”, why not tr y something fresh, like the following: “Great Odin’s raven!” ... “Radical lymphocytes!” ... “Cackling whacks of jibber-jabber!” ... “Frosty heat waves!” ... “Panoramic serpentine.” Any other ideas? SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): As I was driving out in the countr y, I spied a curious statement written in large crooked letters on a homemade sign: “I have seen the truth and it doesn’t make sense.” I’m guessing you might feel that way yourself right now, Scorpio. You have summoned the courage to see the deeper reality beneath the official stor y, but that has made you more confused than you were when you only possessed a smattering of iffy facts. So you’re smarter and better informed, but are nonetheless feeling less secure. My advice: Don’t flee back into the fake comfort of comfy delusions. If you can maintain your poise in the face of the raging ambiguity, you will ultimately be rewarded with a big dose of cathartic clarity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,” said Indian philosopher Nisargadatta Maharaj. “Love is knowing I am ever ything. And between the two my life moves.” According to my calculations, Sagittarius, you’ll be more on the “knowing you are ever ything” side of the polarity for the next few weeks. That’s because a flood is imminent. I expect you’ll be on the receiving end of a massive outreach from the universe—an influx of invitations, inquiries and offers to make connection. You should also be prepared for the dizzying pleasure that comes from seeing how profoundly interlinked and interdependent you are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is my pledge to you, Capricorn: I promise to use all my other worldly connections to get your karmic debt reduced in the next few weeks. In return, I ask that you make these pledges to me: You promise not to be a self-pitying martyr or a cranky beast of burden or a willing victim of rank manipulation. You agree not to just follow sloppy orders or passively capitulate as some bad guy with a nice smile tries to lower your standards. And finally, you swear to feed a really healthy desire that will ultimately help give your other desires more integrity and nobility. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “We all have a blind spot in love,” says astrologer Jessica Shepherd at moonkissed.com. “Never simple to figure out and even harder to see head on, our blind spot is as unique and complexly layered as we are.” But it’s not a hopeless cause, I would add. In fact, you may ultimately be able to discern the contours of your special ignorance about romance; you may find a way to fix the unconscious glitch that has undermined your quest for meaningful intimacy. How should you proceed? Well, you will need skillful ingenuity, a willingness to gaze upon a flustering truth about yourself and maybe a little miraculous grace. And now here’s the ver y good news, Aquarius: It so happens that all these things are available to you right now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s a ripe time to revise and rework your past, Pisces. I’ll trust you to make the ultimate determination about how best to do that, but here are some possibilities. 1. Revisit a memor y that has haunted you, and do a ritual that resolves it and brings you peace. 2. Return to the scene of an awkward anomaly that remains unsettled, and finally do a duty you neglected. 3. Make your way back to a dream you wandered away from prematurely and either re-commit yourself to it, or put it to rest for good. 4. Dig up and contemplate a secret that has been festering, and come to a decision about what you can do to heal it. Homework: What are the five conditions you’d need in your world in order to feel you were living in utopia? Testify at freewillastrology.com.
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