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MAIL AN EVEN MORE MODEST PROPOSAL (WITH APOLOGIES TO JONATHAN SWIFT) Like most true patriots, I have found myself left uneasy in recent months as I have seen my beloved country beset on all sides by enemies in our midst, our freedoms lost, our descent into fascism all but certain. Though assured by a sage correspondent who follows these matters closely that “Real Americans still comprise almost half of all Americans and growing,” we are still left with the vexing question of what to do with the greater than 50 percent who aren’t Real Americans. Some have suggested using the electoral process to right this wrong, but the most recent election results surely show the folly of that method. The democratic process itself has led us to our current state of tyranny by the putative majority, and further resort to electoral politics will only serve to strengthen the hand of the subjugator. I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection. I’ve been assured by a very knowledgeable

acquaintance in the legal profession (though nonetheless a True American), that the classification of this tyrannical elite as Enemy Combatants is entirely practicable within certain of our State Courts. Subsequent to that ruling, those so deemed can be legally detained indefinitely; without resort to the voting booth, these traitorous curs will see entire jurisdictions freed overnight from their unholy dominion. With our newfound majority, we can once again utilize the sacred democratic processes bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers to nationalize the institution of these detention facilities, and will quickly see America returned to Real Americans, with liberty and justice for all. I would remind those that decry these methods as too draconian of the words of Barry Goldwater, who said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice [and] moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” Our very liberty is at stake here; half measures will not serve! To those that would quibble about the logistics of identifying and excising this cancerous mass from our body politic, I say only this: Beware

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MAIL or, even if employed, can’t afford insurance. Ignored are thousands of families facing bankruptcy because someone became ill, thousands denied coverage because of preexisting medical conditions, and senior citizens drowning in prescription drug costs. One “evil” the rowdies have coined is “socialized medicine.” I guess they would like Americans to stop accepting Medicare payments, Social Security checks, federal payments to schools, CRP payments to farmers, monies that come into our counties to fight wildfires ... you get the idea: spooky scary “socialism.” None of these monies come without strings, by the way, but no one I know ever says, “No, thanks.” If the Republican-right succeeds in shouting down health-care reform, all of us will pay the price, and an ever larger majority of Americans will stop listening to Republicans. —Borg Hendrickson, Kooskia

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he in-laws from Virginia have gone—(incidentally, they loved Boise and promised they will be back)—and I can, at last, get working on a column I have been itching all summer long to write. This one here: “Fascism for Dummies.” By all rights, I should put it off one more week and dedicate some column space to the in-laws’ stay. But alas ... nothing extraordinary happened. I get along with both Ed and Kathy just fine, so there were no drunken fist fights out on the front lawn. We didn’t do or see much of anything that those of us who live here don’t do or see often, even though it seemed to be a big treat for them. And lastly, nothing presented itself as an allegory for something else. So all in all, I see no potential for a column out of their visit and there is nothing stopping me from diving directly into today’s subject. And here I go ... “Fascism For Dummies.” Wheeee! U Frankly, this is a column that nobody should ever have to write. I can understand how communism may need a little explaining, as every country that ever took up communism as its guiding principle went about it a little differently. Same with socialism, same with third-world tribal oligarchies, same with monarchies, and same with what we consider true democracies. Honestly, can India’s parliamentary behemoth, Italy’s minestrone soup of political parties and our American system all be considered the same thing? But even though fascism presented a slightly different face with every nationality that took it up back in its heyday, there was no mistaking it for anything else. The national differences and public operatics were merely cosmetic. At least in the beginning, Mussolini seemed to be a somewhat jolly fascist—a Falstaff, perhaps— while Hitler was his brooding cousin to the north, the Tannhauser of the two. Yet almost 70 years ago, when millions of young American soldiers boarded the transports and sailed to Europe, they each and every one understood it wasn’t a bunch of liberals they were on their way to fight. They understood they were up against the most intolerant, arrogant, vicious, oppressive, right-wing thugs that had ever cursed the Earth. They knew that fascism was the antithesis of everything liberalism represented, and that it would be a dark and dismal world indeed should those “superior” races accomplish their goals. But that was then. Of late, the understanding of fascism has grown indistinct. Nearly everyone can be a fascist these days. All you have to do is have an opinion, take a stand or propose an agenda, and somebody, somewhere, is going to call you a fascist. I trace the definitional fog back to when that butterball Jonah Goldberg (to whom I refer as the “slurper of copious portions of mayonnaise with his white bread”) published his silly book, Liberal Fascism, which I am still proud to say I have not, nor ever will, read—thereby sparing my brain the corruption of countless little gray cells due to the decay and dismay that follows in the wake of any right-wing “idea.” I’m willing to admit that I may be wrong, and that the disingenuous right has been confusing the issue long before that book came along, particularly since it’s almost impossible


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for me to believe that Goldberg, as slow and dull as he is, could have been the source of any original concept. (Should anyone wonder what forces shaped little Jonah, it may help to know he is the son of Lucianne Goldberg, the ultra-conservative crone who advised Linda Tripp on how to get the most out of Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress. Remember? And given what we know of Goldberg’s writing and critical thinking skills, having Lucianne as a mommy is the only explanation possible for him having a job that involves writing and thinking, yes?) But the origins of the revisionism are now largely irrelevant. As we have learned from the Fox News experience, right-wingers are perfectly eager to believe any and every thing another right-winger tells them, even though when it comes to matters of a historical nature—or factual nature, as far as that goes—right-wingers are the last people anyone should ever believe. And increasingly, we are seeing the “F” word pop up on posters and placards in such ironic settings as “tea-bag” events, GOP rallies and among those shameful goons who have taken to disrupting town hall meetings. Nancy Pelosi is a fascist. Harry Reid is a fascist. Barney Frank is a fascist. And of course, President Barack Obama is a fascist. A stinking liberal socialist fascist, him with his stinking liberal socialist fascist ideas and all. U Now obviously, any person with an education and/or a brain knows how absurd this is. Furthermore, anyone blessed with either of those attributes would not need a listing of the more notable and overriding characteristics that you might expect to see in a proper fascist. In many ways, the same thing can be said about fascism that was once famously said about pornography—“I know it when I see it”—and for those who know what they are looking for, it’s not crucial that they can name the separate and unique components. But for those who don’t know what they are looking for—as evidenced by their never seeming to know what they are talking about—such a listing might be helpful. The elements I include on this list are of a larger, hard-to-miss nature. J. “Flabby” Goldberg chose to focus on the sort of dumbfounding minutiae that implies, “Since some unverifiable number of Nazis were vegetarians, and since some unverifiable number of liberals are vegetarians, then ergo: liberals must be Nazis,” whereas I don’t believe a few Nazis’ dietary practices is what they are best known for. (I said I haven’t read Liberal Fascism ... which is not the same as saying I don’t know some of the abysmal crap that’s in it.) Now, with such a large subject to pin down, I am obviously restricted by the space Boise Weekly makes available to me. Therefore, I must turn this into a two-part column. Next week, we shall delve into the specifics of what makes a fascist a fascist. For those who already know, please see if you can talk one or two of your more right-wing friends, neighbors and/ or in-laws into reading this. Tell them that they are embarrassing not only themselves but all of America with their ignorance. I mean, really ... can you imagine what WWII-vintage Poles and Frenchmen, Brits and Russians and Jews and Gypsies must be thinking of us when they hear that Americans are calling Barack Obama a fascist? WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

TEDRALL VIOLENCE WORKS. INCREMENTALISM DOESN’T. Lessons of the death of Obamacare NEW YORK—“What worries me: Time and time again,” wrote Brendan Skwire in the Philadelphia Weekly about the circuses that are currently passing for Democrats’ town hall meetings on health care, “the needs of the stupid and disingenuous are not only treated as valid concerns, but as the greatest concerns.” Well, yes. This being the United States, one of the most gleefully anti-intellectual nations on Earth, stupid people aren’t pathetic dolts to be pitied or perhaps sent to a re-education camp. They’re the shining example we’re supposed to look up to. Obamacare, whatever it is or was going to be once the president saw fit to share it with the public, is dead. That it would die a dog’s death was predictable, so predictable that I predicted it a couple of months ago. “No one is going to call their congressman, much less march in the streets, to demand action for a half-measure—or, in this case, a quarter-measure,” I wrote then. “Without public pressure to push back against drug and insurance company lobbyists, nothing will change.” The latest Rasmussen Poll shows most Americans are against President Barack Obama’s vague “public option,” 53 percent to 42 percent. There was public pressure, all right— from the right. Limbaugh and Hannity stirred up a hornet’s nest of frenzied morons, throwing around words like “fascist” and “Nazi” as if they didn’t know that they referred to themselves, which of course, they didn’t. They turned out, bigger and louder than the president’s supporters, who were handicapped by (a) not exactly knowing what they were being shouted over about and (b) not really caring that much because there wasn’t much in it for them. I pay $800 a month for private health insurance. That’s $10,000 a year, or about $14,000 in pre-tax earnings. If Obama had proposed European-style socialized medicine, wherein doctors and nurses are government employees, I would have stood to have been $14,000 a year richer. As for workers who get health-care insurance through their employers, Obama could have required all bosses to pass along the savings by giving their employees a $14,000-a-year raise. $14,000 is definitely motivation enough to pry me away from my usual Netflix evening in order to outshout the rednecks at my local town hall. How about you? Now, Obamacare is dead. The good part

is that because it wouldn’t have made much difference in our lives anyway, it doesn’t much matter. Still, there are political lessons to be learned: Lesson One: violence works. Rambunctious right-wingers showed up with assault rifles outside halls where the president was speaking. Can you imagine what would have happened if lefties had brought their AK-47s to anti-Iraq War rallies? The cops would have killed them. Their friends and relatives would have disappeared into some Bushie secret prison in Romania. Or maybe the Bush junta would have gotten so scared the war would never have happened. The death of half-assed Obamacare is merely the latest evidence of a fact that the left, in thrall to militant pacifism, refuses to see. Only two means exist in order to effect change: violence, or the credible threat thereof. The charged atmosphere of imminent violence permeating the town hall meetings intimidated liberal wimps from the grassroots to the Oval Office. Lesson Two: Incrementalism never works. The Bush administration, which barely controlled the Senate and was widely viewed as illegitimate, managed to ram through dozens of pieces of radical, sweeping legislation and start two wars

from thin air. Obama’s Democrats have a presidential mandate, a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a commanding lead in the House—yet they still haven’t pushed through a single significant bit of liberal legislation. The difference is strategy: Republicans under Karl Rove shored up the base, declared themselves the only “real” Americans and ran roughshod over the Democrats. Obama, on the other hand, didn’t so much lose the health-care debate to rightwing attack ads as he argued with himself so long that he ended up winning—and therefore losing. Rather than demand socialized medicine, he proposed a “public option,” whatever that meant, in a doomed bid to gain political cover by convincing a few moderate Republicans to break ranks. Now he’s given that up in favor of some “coop” thing. Forgotten in all the noise: There hasn’t even been a vote on a health-care bill. Lesson Three: It’s easier to motivate stupid people. Democrats, led by their professorial boy president, thought they would win the health-care battle with logic and charts. Republicans understood the truth: There are more stupid Americans than smart ones, and it’s easy to stir them up by threatening to take away their guns and kill God (socialism). Old-school Democrats like FDR and LBJ didn’t bother to appeal to Americans’ nonexistent intellects. They rammed through laws that improved people’s lives. People like to live better. So they stuck. Obama should have done the same. Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, is author of the books To Afghanistan and Back and Silk Road to Ruin.

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CITYDESK KUSTRA ON HEALTH REFORM In an unscripted section of his State of the University address last week, Boise State President Bob Kustra talked about the recent death of his son and the need for a public coverage option. “Over the course of the last 15 months that we fought this battle, we saw close up what’s at stake in the current health-care reform debate,” Kustra said. “We are living proof of how for-profit insurance companies and HMOs target people who are sick and who are ill and raise their premiums, and raise their premiums until they can effectively kick them off of the rolls.” Kustra’s son Steve died of cancer two months ago. After his first bout with cancer, as his rates rose, Steve dropped his health coverage without informing his parents, Kustra recalled. When the symptoms returned, he had no doctor to visit. “When we hear the ‘public option,’ and we hear the president thinking about dropping it from the plan, it worries me greatly that we would leave health care to the profit motive in America,” Kustra said. Kustra went on to talk about how the state of Idaho has been cutting health benefits and not living up to its bargain to raise salaries. Part-time university employees will see a 47 percent jump in health insurance-premiums that they must pay themselves, Kustra said. “It doesn’t make any sense that this Faustian bargain that went awry should land in the laps of our most vulnerable citizens,” he said. “I know that I’m supposed to be skilled at politics ... but there’s no way that anyone should remain silent in the face of this injustice.” Kustra continued, still shooting from the hip, that the same people who are cutting state worker health benefits dress in blue and orange, attend seven Bronco games a year and slap him on the back asking if Boise State will beat Oregon. “I wish just once somebody would say, ‘How’s the lab technician going to handle the 40 percent increase? ... Will he drop his coverage, will he simply fail to pay?” Kustra said. —Nathaniel Hoffman

RED TEAM VS. BLUE TEAM A crowd of some 60 concerned citizens and blog readers gathered at the Boise Public Library on Aug. 24 to discuss the future of EMS services in Ada County. The confab was hosted by Boise Guardian blogger David Frazier, a vocal critic of Boise Fire Department’s efforts to start a new ambulance service. For the first time, the debate left the Internet and while an assortment of white uniformed Ada County Paramedics were present to answer questions, Boise Fire Department refused to attend, leaving a lopsided panel. “I think the fact that Boise Fire Department isn’t here speaks volumes. They think they can do EMS better, faster and cheaper? What’s their plan? Let’s hear it,” said one irate attendee. Multiple speakers expressed frustration that BFD was not present to answer questions directly. “The host for this event has already taken a stand on the issue and therefore cannot serve as an impartial moderator in this debate,” explained Greg Womack, president of firefighters Local No. 149, in a press release. “Boise Fire is committed to ensuring the highest quality emergency medical services to all Boise residents and looks forward to working with all involved parties to achieve that goal.” —Mathias Morache

war in Iraq U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, 4,337 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,466 in combat and 871 from noncombat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,469. In the last week, two U.S. soldiers died. Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 108 soldiers have died. Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 92,898 and 101,388. Source: COST OF IRAQ WAR: $676,746,974,294 Source:


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NEWS ADA KILLS OPEN SPACE FUNDS Half-million bucks for trails canceled


hile Ada County is a signatory to the brand new Boise River Trails System Plan and has committed to a new trailhead along Highway 21, commissioners have pulled back a half-million dollars slated for open space acquisition in the most recent budget. Last year, the county allocated about $500,000 in Payments in Lieu of Taxes—cash from the federal government paid on federal land within the county—toward open space acquisition and development. This month, they took the money back and dumped it in the county’s general fund. “It’s disappointing for open space in part because now is really the time when local governments have an opportunity to invest in open space,” said Tim Breuer, executive director of the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, which works with landowners to preserve open space. “We recognize also it’s a challenging time financially for local governments,” Breuer added. Ada County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre, who campaigned on a commitment to open space—“The central issues are: open spaces, trails, Greenbelt access, quality of life,” Yzaguirre told BW last year—serves as a liaison to the county open space coordinator. He said there may still be some funds available for open space. “We do have some unencumbered funds if they have a specific project,” Yzaguirre said. “They” is the county’s Parks, Open Space and Trails Advisory Board, a panel that formed earlier this year, ostensibly to spend the $500,000 earmarked for open space. The board has met four times and heard pitches from the City of Boise and from various groups, including Breuer’s, on potential projects. Board members

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have not been clear on the status of the open space money. “For us, if we’re going to have meaningful dialogue with landowners, it’s important that we’re realistic about what kind of resources we can bring to bear,” said Paul Woods, chairman of the advisory board and the former county commissioner who pushed open space funding and helped secure the half-million before he was ousted by Commissioner Sharon Ullman in November 2008. The county has an open space and trails coordinator within the Recreation and Event Services Department, the one department not mandated by Idaho code, says John Caywood, open space and trails coordinator. “First priority of the county is taking care of what we’ve got,” Caywood said. Still, Caywood has plans in the works, particularly for the Oregon Trail trailhead on Highway 21 below the Boise River diversion dam. Grants from the Idaho Transportation Department and mitigation funds from the Simplot family dating back to the development of Columbia Village have sat in various coffers for years, slated for an interpretive pull-off and trailhead near the Highway 21 bridge over the Boise River. Two five-mile-long trails to Bonneville Point and along the south side of the river are also planned but require more funding and land access agreements. The county is also interested in further developing Hubbard Reservoir on 377 acres of state land between Boise and Kuna, and has been working on trails near the county landfill through Ridge to Rivers and the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association. The PILT money and much of the county’s open space agenda was hashed out in a year-long open space task force, which reported to the county in April 2008. The report recommended forming an advisory committee and listed a large number of possible projects and tools to preserve open space. The Boise River plan, signed earlier this month by each of the cities in Ada and Canyon counties, also recommends an ambitious set of improvements to recreational opportunities along the river. But all these plans have one thing in common: they cost money. “To make anything work, you need to invest in it,” Breuer said.

B Y NATHANIEL HOFFMAN Moscow is the first city in Idaho to accept food stamps at its farmers market, though Grangeville, Sandpoint and Lewiston are interested, said Amy Grey, director of Backyard Harvest and coordinator of Shop the Market in Moscow. “The vendors are eager to work with folks who are struggling right now,” said Grey, who runs the food stamp program at Moscow’s Saturday and Tuesday markets. The farmers often throw in a little extra produce for food ith support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, stamp—or what they term Market Money—customers. Boise’s Saturday, Thursday and Tuesday farmers At the end of the 2008 season, 753 farmers markets across markets will accept food stamps next spring, part of a the country were authorized to accept SNAP benefits, a 34 pergrowing trend at markets across the country. cent increase from fiscal year 2007. While the percentage of re“The benefit is that we will be able to attract more people demptions is very little—about 15 families use the program each who need the fresh food,” said Karen Ellis, Capital City Public week in Moscow, dropping off later in the month as benefits Market executive director. “A lot of the misconception about are used up—the amount of money going to small farmers has farmers markets is they are more expensive.” increased from about $1 million in 2007 to $2.7 million in 2008. The market was awarded a two-year start-up grant, to be Josie Erskine of Peaceful Belly also applied for a SNAP finalized this week, to purchase the equipment and train vendors authorization but it has been slow to be processed. Erskine is on in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is still the board of the Capital City Public Market and sells organic called food stamps in Idaho, though the 2008 farm bill did away vegetables, with the term last year and many states have followed suit in an “Healthy food and vegetables need to be subsidized just like effort to banish the stigmas associated with food stamps. junk food is,” Erskine said. “It’s unfair that McDonald’s food At least two market vendors have applied for a SNAP license, has a subsidy and healthy salad doesn’t.” but only Global Gardens, a program coordinated by the Idaho Idaho has seen one of the highest increases in food stamp Office for Refugees, has been authorized. participation during the most recent recession—a 38 percent For the past two weeks, Global Gardens has accepted food jump in the past year, said Kathy Gardner, director of the Idaho stamps for fresh, local vegetables, and while participation has Hunger Relief Task Force. Gardner said farmers markets are been slow at market, refugee agriculture coordinator Katie Paint- realizing the economic benefits of accepting food stamps and er said they have had more success with their mobile food stand, finding a new customer base, but also realizing that providing which serves refugee families during the week. healthy food to low income people is the right thing to do. While Global Gardens has to call in each food stamp “It’s new business for them to see this as hunger relief,” she purchase, next year, the market will have an Electronic Bensaid. efits Transfer reader and customers can scan their Idaho Quest The market applied for the $45,000 grant in April and just Card—a food stamp debit card—and get tokens to use at farm received word this month that it was successful. The money will stands. Regular bank debit cards will also be accommodated pay for equipment, training and a staff person to run the booth next year. so that low-income families can be integrated into the market. Fresh vegetables and fruits, honey, meat and even plants that “If we’re not able to serve them, we become an elitist market produce food are eligible for food stamp purchases. and we’re not doing our job,” Ellis said.

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What’s is the effect of the economy on call volume? The program has grown progressively since 1991. But prior to the last fiscal year, I think the record was 164,000 calls in that year. For fiscal year 2009, we had 213,000 calls, almost 214,000 calls, all as a result of our ailing economy. So it fluctuates right in line with the economy. Any recent calls stick in your mind? The most recent would be a call from an elderly lady, which was on Friday. United Way actually referred her to 211 because they knew all the resources we had. She lives alone, was getting ready to have surgery, needed assistance getting her house in order. So we found advocates for seniors, whether it was the Agency on Aging, Senior Solutions, a Place for Mom or any agency that was willing to help, we called and got these resources to this lady.

nership and other agencies that we know can help them through the temporary hardships they’re going through, whether it’s helping pay an energy bill, helping make rent, getting clothes for back to school. Are there differences between Treasure Valley calls and calls from other regions? The difference comes in where the resources are. Treasure Valley has an abundance of resources, but you get calls from really rural areas where there’s just no services. The Boise/Ada County area has more resources than Canyon County, and I would characterize that Canyon County has been hit pretty hard by the economy. What kind of housing calls are you getting? Out of the 213,000 calls that we got, 12,800 of those calls were related to housing assistance. So, somebody needing to find shelter, somebody needing rental assistance, somebody needing some form of welfare related to housing. Specific to this area, we got almost 6,500 calls. A lot of times they’re just a little shy of rent. It’s not always the job. It’s an unexpected medical bill, an unexpected car repair. A lot of our callers this year may still work but their hours have been reduced. The need has grown, and I think we’ve really tested the limits of all the resources in the state.

How does your funding work? We’re pretty lucky that in the state of Idaho, we’re funded by the state. 211 is a national thing, it’s not just an Idaho thing. In Idaho, we’re really fortunate to have funding from the Department of Health and Welfare. We have received moneys from places like United Way, who’s our biggest partner, and Mountain States Group in the past. But we know that every year—well, we don’t You don’t just give them the number and know—but generally every year, the budget hang up? will be there for us to have the center runA lot of time we do, but occasionally ning, where other states, they have to apply you’ll have a crisis call where you’re not go- for grants, they have to hope the sponsoring to just give ’em the number. You’re going ships are there. to call ahead, find out the services, keep her on the phone. But the majority of our calls, Have you added refugee resources in they’re able bodies but they just don’t know recent years? where to go. 211, being a Health and WelOur navigators work closely with the fare agency, we know where to refer people, refugee group here in Boise. What we’re so they just call us. trying to do is bring awareness to them that Financial assistance was the biggest inwe’re there. We do get calls from refugees. crease we had, so we make sure they under211 has the ability to use Language Line. Alstand the state services that are available to though we have Spanish bilingual support, if them, and we explain eligibility for them. For we get callers that are of a different language, the immediate need, we refer them to food we use Language Line. Sometimes when they banks, places like Community Action Partcall us, we are able to identify what they



In July, Idaho’s 211 Careline took 17,626 phone calls and got about 7,000 hits on its Web site from people who are low on cash, seeking child care, having substance abuse or mental health problems or otherwise feeling the pinch of the down economy. Alberto Gonzalez supervises the statewide social services referral line, including the call center and a network of “navigators” who can provide short-term aid for people who are short on rent or need help getting to their next pay day. Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, grew up in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and moved his family to Idaho in 2004. For months, he has heard tales of the faltering local economy over the Department of Health and Welfare phone lines. He is not, however, the former Attorney General or the largest credit card number swindler of all time.

need and where they can go, but we can’t keep Language Line to follow them around to all these different services they go to. What are some of the gaps in Idaho? Substance abuse treatment and housing. Those are probably the two biggest gaps. Well, I’ll give you three. Substance abuse treatment, housing and low-cost medical. If you’re a child, there’s definitely Medicaid, if the income’s right, if you’re pregnant or disabled or even aged ... if it’s just a single guy in his 20s who doesn’t have employment, Medicaid is not easily available to him. So we’re looking for low-cost clinics or some sort of health coverage for him. Do you have any thoughts on the healthcare reform debate? No, I do not ... I know there’s definitely a need. There’s a great need for medical coverage in our state. I hope that some additional services are available to our clients, where there isn’t anything available to them. Insurance isn’t cheap and when you have, say, even a young couple that can barely make the bills with employment that doesn’t offer insurance but neither of them are pregnant, with child or disabled, there’s really nothing there. And if they’re barely making bills and there’s no insurance for them, I think there’s a problem. How’d you get into this work? I worked Pacific Bell in California for 13 years in a call center environment. When we moved to Idaho—my wife and two kids moved here in 2004—my wife was always in social services, and I think from talking to her I always thought it would be something rewarding. We just mass exodused out of California. We wanted to change the quality of life that we had for our family. We both had really nice jobs back in California. But I think your time was consumed, there was not much family time. So we came here to change that piece of our family lifestyle.


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TRUECRIME BY JAY VAIL The face-downer: a This is the place, Boise, Idaho. homeless man accused We live here ... we’re Boiseans. The stories you are about to read are true. of stealing the possessions of a fellow shelter resident. He’d chased the suspected thief eastbound on River. A balmy Saturday night. The usual countriThat’s when gun-toter No. 1 enters. He fied scene out in Kuna. A little drinking. A little sees an apparent criminal fleeing a crime. He dancing. A lot of fun. But not long past the draws his weapon. Stops the original suspect. midnight hour, the bucolic ’burb turns violent. And tries to hold him for police. A 30-something Enter gun-toter No. 2. He sees man being Cowgirls reveler told held on ground at gunpoint. Decides to join in police that a man the fun. Whips out his bullet blaster. Orders who hadn’t bothered our do-gooder to drop his weapon. Which he to introduce himself doesn’t. Fortunately, cops arrive before itchy forced her outside trigger fingers twitch to tragedy. the popular watering The problem is, somewhere along the line, hole, threw her to the ground, tore her cloth- do-gooder No. 1 allegedly identified himself as a Boise police officer. He wasn’t arrested ing and raped her. The victim suffered on the spot. Instead, the felony warrant came down from the county prosecutor. “significant” injuries, Moral of the story: When you’re holding a which required treatment at a local hospital. crime suspect at gunpoint, resist the temptaOur suspect is described as a white male, tion to pad your resume. In other situations, between 5-feet-9 and 5-feet-11, medium build (170-180 lbs.), with spiky, “well-groomed” hair. doing so might land you a job. In this case, it’ll Last seen wearing a white short-sleeve, button- just land you behind bars. up dress shirt. He may go by the name “Andy” PEDAL PINCHER PROWLS and could be about 24 years old. If you were out and about at Cowgirls or the PARADISE The crime: grand theft bicycle. But not just intersection of Maple and Fourth early Sunday, any two-wheelers. We’re talking “high-end” Aug. 9, search your memory. Report any ringing bells to Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS. cruisers and mountain bikes. The kind that make mouths water. The wrong mouths. Boise Police report GUN-TOTIN’ DO-GOODER several of the pricey BEHIND BOISE BARS pedalers were purloined The knock on the door came at 12:40 during the past two a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. Not long after, Boise months. City gumPolice took an impersonator into custody. shoes have a person Not of the Lipsinc-ing variety, either. This of interest in the crime time, the cuffs weren’t lace, but metal. The spree: Jason Mark crime? Not a fashion felony, but impersonatFisher. The 24-year-old ing a police officer. redhead goes by “Irish.” And a 52-year-old Boise man learned the He stands 5-feet-11. hard way that there’s doing good and then Weighs in at 175 lbs. there’s crossing the line. Sports a cross tattoo on his right shoulder. Our story begins not long past high noon So if this charmin’ bit o’ blarney recently about a month ago. Cops field a report of a man with gun in the area of Americana Boule- sold you a bill of goods, do the right thing. Pick up the phone. Dial 208-570-6270. Boise vard and River Street. Police need to hear from you. If you know the When “multiple” BPD officers respond, whereabouts of Mr. Fisher, Crime Stoppers at they find one man lying on the ground, being held at gunpoint by our do-gooder. And another 208-343-COPS is the call to make. do-gooder holding a gun on him. Plus a fourth Tell BW your true crime stories. E-mail man, who was neither on the ground nor in possession of a firearm.



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quinting in the early evening sun, I spotted the dust-flecked sign for Black Cat Road in Meridian and slid into a hasty right turn. I glanced anxiously at the clock, then at my delicate passenger—a box full of warm, homemade vegetarian food. A few days prior, I had phoned Heather Mark, a professional cake decorator who posted an ad in the bartering section on Craigslist. We settled on an exchange—I’d cook dinner for her sister-in-law’s family and drop it off at their house by 6 p.m. In return, she’d whip me up a fancy chocolate raspberry cake adorned with the Boise Weekly logo, which I’d also pick up. No cash involved. Standing on John, Kristina and Jozia Mark’s front porch at 6:15 p.m., holding a box of neatly stacked Tupperware containers containing tomato basil bisque, focaccia, kale salad and pesto-stuffed mushrooms, it sunk in just how strange this all was. I’d just spent the afternoon cooking a meal for a family I’d never met; a family I would probably never see again. Now my kitchen was a wreck, my car was low on gas and, suddenly, I felt selfconscious about my cooking skills. Bartering, it turns out, is more difficult than just sliding cash across a counter. According to Craigslist, use of its bartering section has rocketed up more than 100 percent from April 2008 to April 2009. Defined by the IRS as the exchange of goods or services without the exchange of money, bartering has found a flurry of new friends in the current economic climate. Proponents of bartering tout benefits like increasWWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

ing disposable income, gaining an appreciation for the true value of the goods and services, and finding an increased sense of community. But, as I learned during my foray into bartering, without the use of a common currency, it can be hard to know if you’re getting a good deal.

PELTS FOR POWDER Bartering is by no means a new concept. In fact, Idaho was first populated largely by prospectors who flocked to the area for a piece of the lucrative fur trade. In James Henry Gilbert’s book Trade and Currency in Early Oregon, he paints a picture of the unfair deals struck between fur traders and natives: “Forest and stream abounded in what seemed to be an inexhaustible supply of fur-bearing animals and the natives could be induced to take and sell the skins for a trifling compensation. At the outset, traders found that a beaver skin might be had for a half-pound of glass beads, a halfpound of [gun] powder, a comb, a small looking glass or a quart of brandy.” Without any way to judge the value of their trades, Gilbert goes on to explain, early Idaho Native Americans oftentimes got screwed. “The sheer lack of competition and the dependence of the natives on British traders for what soon assumed the importance of necessaries in their sight—firearms and ammunition, not to mention blankets, beads and spirits—enabled the company to establish and to maintain a favorable tariff.”

by Tara Morgan While the essential concept behind bartering remains unchanged from Idaho’s earliest days, Native Americans were at an unfortunate disadvantage back then—they couldn’t comparison shop on Google. The advent of social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, combined with the ever-increasing popularity of Craigslist, has led people to be both more discerning and more specialized in their bartering ventures.

THE NEW FUR TRADE A recent post in the barter section of Craigslist read: “Experienced auto mechanic willing to trade repairs for a Persian kitten.” Not three hours later, mechanic Luke Thornhill snapped a picture holding a tiny squished-nose kitten, a sliver of black grease under his fingernail contrasting the cat’s downy white coat. “We basically couldn’t afford the kind of cat we wanted, and I’m a mechanic, so I got to thinking that I could trade my services for one,” said Thornhill. “Just about everybody needs car repair. We got one good [response] and we found a kitten. They needed a brake job on their Ford Explorer. So, it all worked out.” Thornhill and girlfriend Theresa Hendricks had been in the market for a pet to entertain their three young kids. After trying to adopt a stray kitten living under their house and subsequently getting mauled by its tiny claws, the two decided to get a cat with a bit more class. Though Hendricks had owned Persian cats in the past, she was


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unaware they carried such a hefty price tag. “We looked online, and I had no idea they were $300,â€? said Hendricks. “And I was like, ‘Maybe we can ďŹ nd someone who will take payments or something?’ Then Luke came up with the idea of offering his services. We put the ad on there and not even two to three hours later, we got a call. She is beautiful. She’s white, has a little bit of gray in her ears and a smashed face. We’re going to name her Molly.â€? And while a pedigreed cat-craving auto mechanic might seem a bit random, it’s niche needs like this that the Craigslist bartering section caters to. Scroll through the constantly expanding list of postings in the Treasure Valley and you’ll run into someone in Meridian with a heavy duty DeWalt radial arm saw seeking a complete smog control set up for 1986 Chevrolet, or someone in Emmett with a “McD’s size fry boxâ€? full of blue plums looking to trade for another kind of fruit. In addition, there are tons of dudes offering up man toys—cars, four wheelers, tractors, campers—and almost all of them mention being willing to trade for guns.


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to be a person who, if we have too much stuff around, I’ll start selling it off and get rid of it,â€? explained Amy. “I used to sell stuff on ebay—get rid of skis or whatever—but I feel like it’s changed a lot. It’s become more of a business, where the individual seller is kind of a minority ‌ So I started using Craigslist more. To me, it’s kind of fun to get rid of stuff and see people get a good deal.â€? Though it’s the exception and not the rule, Craigslist does present opportunities for some industrious traders to climb the havenot ladder into Havesville.


In 2006, Canadian Kyle MacDonald pocketed the keys to his brand new house on Main Street in Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canada. One year earlier, he had started with a single red paper clip, which he had traded on Craigslist for a ďŹ sh-shaped pen, then a doorknob, then a camp stove, until he ended up with a speaking role in a Hollywood movie. Finally, he traded the rights to the acting role with the City of Kipling and got a two-story farmhouse in return. MacDonald’s bootstraps-y story was splattered all over the WHAT YOU GOT? news, garnering him countless interviews, a One rule at the heart of bartering is that book deal and a healthy number of copyyou have to have something of value before cats—like 19-year-old Boise Bench resident you can trade it for something else. Whether Cory Atkins (nephew of BW’s Amy Atkins) that is a vintage armoire or the ability to and his pal Chris Ross. scribble Russian poetry, you need an item or “It was our way to make time go by in talent to offer that someone else considers the summer,â€? said Cory Atkins. “We each valuable. During the soaring ination of the started out with a paper clip ‌ then we went 1980s, George W. Burtt penned a bartering pencil, pen, we got some matches, then we how-to guide, The Barter Way to Beat Ina- took a step back and got another pen. It was tion, in which he spelled out this concept: kind of a long process.â€? “The most important consideration at After around 30 trades, during which time the outset is that you already have a steady a kayak, a golf club, a box of medical lotions source of livelihood in cash before you begin and a gas grill all passed through their hands, to trade. (If this is not the case with you, Atkins and Ross decided to call it quits. In then before doing any other sort of trading, the end, their bounty included a compound negotiate a cash deal for your services so hunting bow, a “really, really niceâ€? color that at least you have income enough for the printer and a massage chair, which someone necessities),â€? he wrote. threw in at the last minute for good measure. Like the cash economy, which generally Though Atkins and Ross were satisďŹ ed with offers more money to people with advanced their loot, they couldn’t help but hope for skill sets, the bartering economy also favors more after hearing MacDonald’s story. “We those with more specialized talents. Eaglewere kind of hoping for a college education based acupuncturist Tony Burris and his wife out of it,â€? Atkins laughed. own their practice. Though they used to barBut, obviously, a paper clip doesn’t hold ter more when they were living in California, anywhere near the same value as a college Burris explained that having two kids to feed education. In a follow-up e-mail, Atkins exand house payments means he can’t be as free plained that he and Ross had offered people with his extra cash as he once was. Burris more than just ofďŹ ce supplies; they’d offered already barters with his patients—for things them a chance to participate in a unique like a bike trailer, massage and even microsocial interaction. dermabrasion—and he also recently waded “When we’re talking about playing a into the Craigslist pool. game meant to take you further and further “I can’t really say I do it for humanitarian in your own gains, the only thing I can think reasons. It’s really more of an item that we of to make it an equal exchange is that we are interested in for our family,â€? said Burris. offered people a chance to be entertained, to “Like I put on the Craigslist ad, I’d like a empty their garages a bit, and to be a part of guitar. That’s an extravagance for me at this something that could potentially snowball,â€? point. I have two kids and a mortgage, so Atkins wrote. that’s not something I’m going to spend my But bartering isn’t all fun and games. In cash on. I usually do about $80 an hour, so this economy, it can be a last resort for many we kind of agree on what the thing is worth folks. Heather Walschon recently found and go from there.â€? out she’s getting laid off. In order to boost Amy, a health-care professional who her conďŹ dence when she re-enters the job prefers not to use her last name, is something market, she decided she needs a new haircut of a wedding ring bartering expert. After her and color—something she hasn’t thought of husband lost his second wedding band, she doing since she had a baby last April. decided to scour Craigslist for a replacement. “Lately, especially with the way that the She soon found a recently divorced man economy’s been—my husband’s been on and willing to trade his basic white gold band for off unemployment this year, and I just got Amy’s laptop computer from grad school. word that I’m getting laid off—I thought, ‘If “The ďŹ rst time around when we got our there’s someone out there that needs their wedding bands, we were totally sentimental house cleaned or if they need cooking done about it. But that actually was the second or whatever, I think that would be a fair time that [my husband] had lost his,â€? exchange for getting a hair service done,’â€? remembered Amy. “A part of me was like, said Walschon. “How many of us truly like ‘Well, it’s coming from someone who’s dihouse cleaning?â€? vorced.’ Then I was like, ‘Screw it. The point In addition to bringing a jolt of self-conďŹ is to have a wedding ring.’â€? dence, Walschon thinks her new hairdo will When Amy recently stumbled across her also have added value to her since she’ll have engagement ring, which she’s scarcely worn worked hard cleaning or cooking to earn it. during her 10-year marriage because it con“Women like to feel pretty and attractive, stantly gets snagged on things, she went back and I haven’t had any extra money to go to Craigslist. This time just for fun. buy myself a new purse. Sometimes that type “Finances are not tight; it’s just purely of thing really helps people to feel good for kind of a fun thing. In my household, I tend the moment at least,â€? said Walschon. “But WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

if I were to get my hair done, I can look at it every day and know that I put something into it. Instead of just giving them 50 bucks and saying, ‘Here, it’s done,’ I have to work for this. So it will be a little bit more appreciated, too, on my part.”

LOCAL NETWORKS And while it seems like a no-brainer to associate the recent rise in popularity of bartering with the economic downturn, Boise barterer Whitney Rearick has a different hypothesis. “I think people are more willing to talk about [bartering], but I can’t tell if it’s because of the economy or if it’s because of social networking and more and more people using social networking,” said Rearick. “[With] Facebook, and as more and more people are using listservs, it’s a lot easier to reach a bunch of folks.” A self-professed gardening nerd, Rearick trades her fresh eggs and extra produce with friends in exchange for house-sitting when she’s out of town. But she also uses the Internet to expand the number of people in her trading network. Rearick recently posted an ad on Veggie Trader saying, “I have ragged jack kale coming out my ears. Want some? Am open to whatever trade works.” Veggie Trader, an online community where gardeners can barter their excess veggies with others nearby, has been slow to catch on in Idaho. “Nobody from Idaho has registered on Veggie Trader. I guess people haven’t heard of it. I did my best to let folks know about it. I listed it on a couple of gardening blogs and posted it on Facebook, but I haven’t seen any response,” said Rearick. Though the king of the local bartering marketplace is undoubtedly Craigslist, other sites like Veggie Trader, Trashbank and the worldwide U-Exchange are slowly amassing users. One Boisean is even trying to disassociate bartering with the random and disconnected world of Craigslist and bring it more local. At a presentation she gave at Ignite Boise, real estate agent Kim Metez laid down her case for a creating a tighter knit bartering community in Boise. “What I really wanted to spark with Ignite is, ‘Don’t forget, we have all these skills.’ When you’re feeling really desolate, we all have skills; we all have stuff; we can all take care of each other in the community,” said Metez. “The whole world is not coming to the end right now because of the economy. We just have to remember that this is an option and go out and do it.” Metez, who also runs the Abundance Project, which matches up excess produce with local refugee families in need, is in the process of creating a locally run bartering Web site called Barter Boise. “I think the format of Craigslist works really well for a lot of things, which is the 45day turnaround. When you post something, it lists for 45 days and it keeps making its way to the bottom of the list,” said Metez. “But for barter, that’s a pretty small window of opportunity to find someone who has exactly what you want for what you need. I think it could be out there locally, but the database is not held long enough to make a good match.” Though Metez is still in the beginning phases of launching Barter Boise—she’s still seeking the right Web developer—she hopes it will bring together a local bartering community that will last long after the recession ends. “It works better in small groups where you really know and trust the people you’re going to be bartering with,” said Metez. “Especially since there’s some tax implications to bartering.”

THE TAX MAN Lest you consider setting fire to your Federal Reserve notes and embracing bartering as your sole means of survival, note one thing: The tax man always wants a piece of the action. The IRS explicitly states that “Barter dollars or trade dollars are identical to real dollars for tax reporting. If you conduct any WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM

direct barter—barter for another’s products or services—you will have to report the fair market value of the products or services you received on your tax return.” “It has been my experience that the IRS pursues bartering aggressively because it can be considered earned income,” said CPA Aldon Holm. “If a business owner or individual provides a service or product that normally would be considered taxable, they have the responsibility to report that income and pay the appropriate taxes. Whenever an individual or company is audited, part of the audit is to discover barter income. They know it’s out there and growing, and they want their share.” Also, don’t be fooled by Craigslist’s relative anonymity. They’re always watching. “The State Tax Commission has employees who scour Craigslist for unregistered businesses,” explained Holm. “If they find someone who is operating a business without reporting to the state, they will pursue that person or business and seek compliance with all income and sales taxes laws.” In addition to these cumbersome tax requirements, barterers should also be aware of possible legal ramifications. To explain a potentially troublesome bartering situation, business litigation attorney Paul Stark set up a mock scenario: a plumber decides to barter his services with a Web developer. “So, the plumber receives a benefit, which is the equivalent to income by getting free Web development for his plumbing business. But he has an expense that’s going out, which is his plumbing services,” said Stark. “As long as those are of equal value so on the fair market value—he does $500 worth of plumbing and he gets $500 of Web developing—there’s not a lot of problems because it’s for the business and it should essentially be a wash.” But issues start to arise when people begin trading their professional services for personal benefit. “The problem comes … when it’s not a business service. In other words, the plumber gets his wife’s fillings done. That’s where you get into trouble because that is a benefit to the individual. At that point, that’s where the liabilities can arise,” explained Stark. Which raises the question, when bartering your skills or hobbies outside of the confines of your business, how do you calculate the exact value of your time?

PIECE OF CAKE Heather Mark, who’s been making cakes for friends and family for seven years, usually charges around $2.50 per slice for her larger designs. The cake she made for me, she guessed, would probably run around $50 retail. I, on the other hand, spent close to $30, including Tupperware, on dinner supplies. That amount didn’t include the time I spent preparing the meal, cleaning up my wrecked kitchen or driving out to Meridian to drop off dinner and then booking it to Eagle to pick up the cake. It also didn’t factor in a final important consideration—the enjoyment I got from cooking the meal and sharing it with others. Though Mark said the economy factored into her decision to barter, she also said it’s been an easy way to get something of value in exchange for doing her hobby. Win win. “Partially it’s the economy and partially it’s because I like to share something I can do that doesn’t take me very long—that might take somebody else a long time—for something that they have that would work,” said Mark. Cutting into the perfectly smooth buttercream frosting on Mark’s cake and lifting out a thick wedge of chocolatey richness, I was immediately overwhelmed by a sense of guilt. I think I might have gotten the better deal.

See skating’s superstars, supported by the best professional skaters from across the globe. Enjoy our dessert buffet on the terrace, or just watch the show. The excitement begins Saturday at dusk, through September 5th. Come up for the weekend – or stay the week. The Sun Valley Ice Show, an unique Sun Valley tradition for over 70 years.

Last Two Shows Saturday, August 29 Sasha Cohen 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist Two Time World Silver Medalist Saturday, September 5 Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov Four Time United States Silver Medalists

For tickets call 208-622-2135 or 888-622-2108 or purchase online at Cast of skaters is subject to change due to injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Sanctioned by the USFA

To get involved with Barter Boise, contact Kim Metez at To barter (or pay) for a cake, contact Heather Mark at


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Searching for Sasquatch? Head in that direction.


IDAHO’S SCENIC AND BACKCOUNTRY BYWAYS 1. Lewis and Clark 2. Lolo Motorway 3. Magruder Corridor 4. Mesa Falls 5. Elk City Wagon Road 6. Northwest Passage 7. Payette River Scenic Byway —Source:


26 WEDNESDAY RIGG THOSE HIPS Alive After Five continues to resuscitate Boiseans in the Eden-like enclosure of the Grove with rocking music and copious amounts of barley-based beverage flowing from the taps. AAF audiences will rock out particularly hard this Wednesday with Boise’s own experimental indie group Finn Riggins opening for San Francisco’s The Mother Hips. Finn Riggins is a dynamic drum, synth and bass trio who have a new album slated for release in October. The headliners are The Mother Hips, a psychedelic crew of crackling pop-rockers who produce a sound that is a meld of country, reggae and ’60s rock. They are currently touring with their newest release since 2001—which is also their 16th album—Kiss the Crystal Flake. 5-8 p.m., FREE, The Grove Plaza, downtown Boise.

The Mother Hips will have the Alive After Five crowd shimmying and shaking at the Grove Plaza this Wednesday.

27 THURSDAY – 28 FRIDAY SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET Choreographer Trey McIntyre took inspiration from the environmental challenges of Glacier National Park to create his latest dance “The Sun Road.” Commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Face of America series, the dance has its Western debut in Sun Valley. The multimedia performance features TMP dancers in front of a large projection screen with images of the natural beauty of the park. According to McIntyre, the dancers “react” to the visuals and move to Blackfoot Native pow-wow music and songs by Paul Simon and Nina Simone. 9:30 p.m., $35-$55, Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort,

28 FRIDAY THE GREAT SASQUATCH WATCH Mountainous areas thick with forest were the inspiration for a movie filmed in Boise, Nampa, Meridian and Eagle titled It’s a Trip Presents: The Not So Great Sasquatch Hunt. The Monty Python-esque film follows the random and crazy adventures of a local cast and crew as they stop for pretzels in between searching for the hairy beast. Of all the locations where the film was shot, Eagle won for the best possibility of Sasquatch presence said Jeff Agosta, writer, director and producer, and that other films are planned in the series. The main star Matthew Kelly is joined by a cast that includes a giant squirrel, a female cop and a lazy pizza man. The premiere night features live music by Smoked Out Records and a bar for those with ID. Be ready for some surprises during the premiere because organizers plan to create a fun, wild environment to go along with the film. All ages are welcome, but parents should be aware of some alcohol and language use in the film. Advance tickets are available at The Record Exchange. 7 p.m., $10, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise.

29 SATURDAY MAKE LIKE A SALMON Idaho City is about to fill up with gold-prospecting, raptor-spotting, rock (candy)-chomping rascals. Trout Unlimited, Sierra Club, Idaho Rivers United, the U.S. Forest Service and the Be Outside Initiative are all teaming up to put on Kokanee Outdoor Day, an event that invites the little folks out to traipse along the banks of Mores Creek from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. following the route of the red kokanee salmon and stopping every so often to learn something awesome. Map stops include raptor watching with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society, gold panning with the Idaho Gold Prospecting Association, chowing down on rock candy and gulping fresh spring water, and planting a tree at Grimes Creek with Vineyard church. Big kids can wet their whistles at the Idaho City Park beer garden and listen to live music from noon-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, Idaho City, Hwy. 21, 40 miles past Boise, 208-345-9800, Squirm like a salmon and maybe you will see a hawk during the Kokanee Outdoor Day.



If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Man, Pretty in Pink is awesome, but it would be a bazillion times awesomer if it was performed live and in an El Korah shrine,” then you’re in luck. Local community theater company Daisy’s Madhouse is bringing all your favorite stock ’80s movie characters—jocks, cheerleaders and nerds—to the stage for an interactive, tulleand-satin-filled ruthless scramble for the coveted crown. “It’s not just an ’80s party, it’s an ’80s prom, so they’re all vying for becoming prom king or prom queen. It all comes to a head when the audience chooses the prom king and queen,” said director John Gibbons. “Audience members can become prom king or prom queen, too.” Gibbons suggests attendees bring a posse of pals if they want a real shot at getting voted prom king or queen. Still leery about spending the evening in the El Korah Shrine Center? Don’t worry. This time around, you won’t have to fasten a flask to your fishnets. “They do have a full-service bar there and we’ll have a remote bar,” says Gibbons. “Actually, the ambience is going to feel more like a prom because it will be in an actual hall.” 8 p.m., $10, El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., 208-713-5021,

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2009 WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—Go Wild at the 2009 Western Idaho Fair through Aug. 30. The featured entertainment at 7:30 p.m., in the grandstand (free with admission) is Rodney Atkins. $7 general admission; $5 senior (62 and older); $4 youth (6-11); children 5 and younger FREE, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City. OVER 40S DANCE—Tonight’s band is The Rebels. 7:30 p.m., $5 members, $6 nonmembers. Eagles Lodge Boise, 7025 Overland Road, Boise, 208376-0115.

ON STAGE COMEDIAN MIKE PACE—The comedian performs Aug. 26-30 with one show on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 8 p.m. and two shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Hear bits about road raging in a mini van, raising two teens and his 5-year-old “surprise” son. $10 Wed., Thu. and Sun.; $12 general Fri. and Sat., $15 VIP Fri. and Sat. Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-947-7100, TWELFTH NIGHT—Sebastian and Viola are twins who make their way into Illyrian society after being separated by a storm at sea. 8 p.m., $23-$30, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.

AUDITIONS BOISE MASTER CHORALE— Experienced singers with good tone, pitch and music-reading skills should bring one piece of music to sing. A piano accompanist will be provided. For an audition appointment, call Carol Eldfrick at 208-854-7829 or e-mail to celdfrick@mac. com. www.boisemasterchorale. net. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise.

2009 WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—The featured entertainment is The Four Tops. $7 general admission; $5 senior (62 and older); $4 youth (6-11); children 5 and younger FREE, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET—4-8 p.m., Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, www.

ON STAGE THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD—The story is about a love triangle revolving around John Jasper, a choirmaster who is in love with his music student, Miss Rosa Bud, who also happens to be engaged to Jasper’s nephew, the young Edwin Drood. When Drood disappears on Christmas, it’s the audience that takes center stage as those watching the play vote on the solution to the dilemma. 8 p.m., $23-$30, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT—Choreographer Trey McIntyre took inspiration from the environmental challenges and melting glaciers of the Glacier National Park to create his latest dance performance. See Picks on Page 14. 9:30 p.m., $35-$55, Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES ARGENTINE TANGO PRACTICA—Get a free intro to tango lesson from 7:30-8 p.m. followed by dance practice. Beginners are welcome; no partner is necessary. 8-10 p.m., $5 or $3 students/seniors, www. Boise Cafe/ Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.

ART ART BREAK—Take a quick halfhour tour of the museum’s current exhibit and feed your soul with a different kind of lunch break. The featured exhibit is “Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception.” 12:15 p.m., FREE with admission. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, 208-345-8330, www.

SPORTS & FITNESS DROP-IN HIP-HOP CLASSES— Anyone age 16 and older can drop in for an open level hip-hop dance class. No experience is necessary. The classes are ongoing and taught by Janelle Wilson. 7-8 p.m., $10 per class, $80 package of 10 classes, 208-724-6537. Trey McIntyre Project studio and office, 775 Fulton St., Boise,

KIDS & TEENS PUPPET SHOW—Pick up tickets at the Library at Hillcrest for the free puppet show titled The Lion Who Wasn’t Lying: A Lesson in Kindness, written and performed by members of the CKC Puppeteers. The performance is suitable for children ages 3-7 accompanied by an adult. 4 p.m., FREE, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208342-2000,

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2009 WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—The featured entertainment is Blake Shelton. $7 general admission; $5 senior (62 and older); $4 youth (6-11); children 5 and younger FREE, www.idahofair. com. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. REUSE MARKET OPEN HOUSE—Check out an everchanging array of unique interior design samples such as wallpaper, fabric, tiles, carpet, etc. and art/craft materials for artistic re-use. Items are free, but donations are appreciated to keep this nonprofit,

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES DELIGHTFUL DAHLIAS— The class is led by Cameron Parsley, president of the Southwest Idaho Dahlia Society. Preregistration is required. 7 p.m., $10 Idaho Botanical Garden member; $15 nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

GREEN BUGS FARM STAND—10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665, www.

ODDS & ENDS VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— The theme is Latin Night with special guests the Boise Tango Society and a dance demonstration with instructor Marge Dobie. 7-10 p.m., FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.




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8 DAYS OUT volunteer project in operation. Art/craft-related donations are always accepted. 2-5 p.m., ReUse Market, 115 13th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-794-9661, A VIRGO PARTY—Movement Music hosts the party. Dress to impress and move all night to music by DJ E-Flexx of the Bumsquad DJz. 9 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. The Grizzly Rose Nightclub, 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-342-3375.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES TECHNOLOGY CLASSES—The class is Computer Basics for Adults. This hands-on class is designed for people who are new to computers, and focuses on basic computer functions and terminology, using the mouse and getting around in the Windows environment. Although the class is free, space is limited and reserva-




saturday FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2009 WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—Go Wild at the 2009 Western Idaho Fair. $7 general admission; $5 senior (62 and older); $4 youth (6-11); children 5 and younger FREE, Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-2875650. 26TH ANNUAL CRAWDAD FEED—The event features the stars of the show—crawdads—plus lots of other good food and cheap beer. The feed starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until supplies run out. A horseshoe tournament kicks off the festivities followed by karaoke and live music by Triple Threat at 8 p.m. 4 p.m.-midnight, $15-$20. The Blue Canoe Restaurant, 16479 Highway 78, Guffey, 208-495-2269, www.

ON STAGE COMEDIAN MIKE PACE—See Wednesday. Tonight’s show is a benefit for a local man, Kurt Cline, who was injured while riding his mountain bike. More information at www.helpkurt. org. $12 general, $15 VIP, Hijinx Comedy Club, 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-9477100, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL—The comedy follows the adventures of a tabloid journalist trying to dig up some dirt for his next story, and somehow finds the key to the meaning of life. He tracks a couple of hunters from Alabama who believe they shot a celestial being. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD—See Thursday. 8 p.m., $29-$39, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-3369221, www.idahoshakespeare. org. TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT—See Thursday. 9:30 p.m., $35-$55, www.treymcintyre. com. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley.

SCREEN CABLEONE MOVIE NIGHT—Tonight is the last night that popular movies are projected on a big screen in the park beginning at dusk. Check the Web site for movie title. FREE, 208-8883579, Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick, Meridian. WORLD PREMIERE— Attend the world premiere of the film It’s a Trip Presents: The Not So Great Sasquatch Hunt. See Picks on Page 14. 6:30 p.m., $10, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, www.egyptiantheatre. net.


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tions are required. 9-10 a.m., FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise,

SPORTS & FITNESS CRITICAL MASS—Get on board with Boise’s Critical Mass bike ride, which occurs at the same place and time, on the last Friday of every month all summer long. 6:30 p.m., FREE. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise, www.

GREEN GARDEN COFFEE HOUR—Friends, neighbors and the green of thumb meet in the Garden Cottage on the last Friday of the month to talk to a gardener and learn what is being planned for the garden. 8:30-9:30 a.m., FREE garden admission. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

CITIZEN NEW REPUBLICAN CLUB (TREASURE VALLEY PACHYDERMS)—The information-packed event features an open forum to discuss current events and meet with a group of like-minded Republicans. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. with guest speaker is Sen. Monty Pearce. Call 208-375-5233 to reserve a seat for dinner. For more information, e-mail 6 p.m., $5 for members and $6.99 for nonmembers, Arts West School, 3300 W. State St., Eagle.

ODDS & ENDS TREASURE VALLEY WITCHES GATHERING— The Treasure Valley Witches Gathering is a chance to meet like-minded individuals. For more information, e-mail 7 p.m., FREE. Moxie Java, 10650 Overland Road, Boise, 208-375-7153, www.

37TH ANNUAL BOGUS BASIN HILL CLIMB—The race presented by George’s Cycles and the Boise Cycling Club has both noncompetitive touring rides. Riders race to the top of the mountain up a 15-mile ascent and 3,500 feet elevation gain, with the finish at Bogus Creek Lodge. Register online only; no race day registration. Registration is open through midnight, Aug. 28. Pick up packet on the morning of Saturday Aug. 29 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the start, Highland Elementary School, 3434 Bogus Basin Road. The noncompetitive touring category group departs at 8 a.m. led by Mike Cooley with a two-hour pace. The Race Group start time is 9:30 a.m. with a mass start and separate times for all age groups, tandems and clydesdale categories. The registration fee includes Spondoro timing, a BBHC T-Shirt and post-ride refreshments. For more information, contact Mike Cooley, 208-343-3782 or Dave Landis, 208-860-5606. 8 a.m., $28, www.spondoro. com. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5100. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION MEMORY WALK—Help raise money to fight Alzheimer’s. To register a team or make a contribution to the walk, visit the Web site or call 800272-3900. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Funds raised from the walk go directly toward supporting the efforts of the organization. Registration is at 8 a.m. For more information, contact local walk coordinator, Jerri Stanfield at 208-9898253. 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., www. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287. CAPTAIN HARRY LEWIS—High Desert Harley-Davidson/Buell hosts a visit from Cap. Harry Lewis from the hit television series Deadliest Catch. Meet the captain and enjoy food with an ocean theme like fish tacos and crab cake sandwiches from Kanack Attack. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE. High Desert Harley-Davidson/Buell, 2310 E. Cinema Dr., Meridian, 208-338-5599,




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8 DAYS OUT DESIGNER DENIM SALE—The Kappa Alpha Theta Boise Alumnae Chapter and Charity Denim are hosting a designer denim sale. Shop for men’s and women’s jeans in all sizes with a selection of name brands including Seven for All Mankind, Hudson, Joes, Red Engine, Citizens and Blue Cult. Prices range from $35-$85 for each pair. All major credit cards will be accepted and changing rooms are available. The money raised benefits the 3rd and 4th Judicial District of Court Appointed Special Advocates. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE admission, Hampton Inn & Suites-Dowtown Boise, 495 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-1900. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. FRIENDS OVER DINNER— Singles ages 30-45 meet other singles in a relaxed, low pressure setting. Advance registration is required. 7 p.m., $15, The Lift Bar and Grill, 4091 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3250. KOKANEE OUTDOOR DAY—The event celebrates the beauty of the state, including Idaho’s fish, wildlife and clean water. See Picks on Page 14. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE. Idaho City, Hwy. 21, 40 miles past Boise, 208-392-4159, MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ustick Marketplace II, 3630 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. REUSE MARKET OPEN HOUSE—See Friday. Noon-3 p.m., ReUse Market, 115 13th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-7949661, THE TOTALLY AWESOME 80S PROM—See Picks on Page 14. 8 p.m., $10 at the door. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise,

ON STAGE DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL— See Friday. 8:15 p.m., $15, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www. TWELFTH NIGHT—See Wednesday. 8 p.m., $29-$39, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221,

CONCERTS A CONCERT WITH NED EVETT—Celebrating the College of Western Idaho: A Concert with Ned Evett features the Idaho-based guitarist and pioneer of the fretless guitar, and special guests Workin’ on Fire. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. For more information, call 208-287-2199. 7 p.m., FREE, College of Western Idaho, 5500 University Way, Nampa, 208-5623200,

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES BEAMBOT BUILDING—Adults and youth age 12 and older can bring an old electronic device (cell phone, VCR, DVD player or audio cassette player) to dissect and reincarnate into a autonomous

robot called BEAMbots. Workshop attendees receive free admission to the Boise Bot Competition Sept. 12 at the Visual Arts Collective, as well as some cool Reuseum store swag. 2-8 p.m., $35, The Reuseum, 4566 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 209-375-7507,

ART FOURTH ANNUAL ART IN THE COURTYARD—The McCall Artist Connection hosts the art show featuring fine oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink drawings, pastels, photography, woodblock prints, wood sculptures and frames, fabric art, jewelry and glass and ceramic art. Guest enjoy live music as they wander through the setting. 10 a.m.6 p.m., FREE. Hotel McCall, 1101 N Third St., McCall, 208-634-8105.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2009 WESTERN IDAHO FAIR—It’s the last day to Go Wild at the 2009 Western Idaho Fair. $7 general admission; $5 senior (62 and older); $4 youth (6-11); children 5 and younger FREE, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650. CURB CUP—Street performers are in the spotlight for the inaugural Boise Curb Cup. See Arts, Page 22. 2-4 p.m., FREE, BoDo, downtown Boise. THE LOCAVORE EXPRESS— Keep it close to home during a local-centric ride on a locomotive. See Food News, Page 28. 1:30 p.m., adult $30.74, senior (60 and older) $25.44, child (3-12) $20.14. Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Train Rides, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 877-IDA-RAIL or 208-793-4425,

ON STAGE TWELFTH NIGHT—See Wednesday. Tonight is closing night. 8 p.m., $23-$30, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221,

CITIZEN IDAHO CAMPAIGN TO END ISRAELI APARTHEID—The group meets every Sunday at Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, and is continually working to educate and lobby for a just and truthful U.S. policy that works to end apartheid. For more information, e-mail 6 p.m., FREE,

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL AZRAEL ONDI-AHMAN—Azrael OndiAhman presents an explanation of physical and metaphysical evolution focusing on a new book called The Song of God in connection to the mortal life theory behind human

existence. 5 p.m., FREE, 208-4074590, Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St., Boise.

ODDS & ENDS THE INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCE—Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, featuring guest speaker Connie Marez, CMT, CHT, presenting a program titled A Course in Miracles. For more information, e-mail boiseions@ 2-4 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N. Garrett, Garden City, 208-658-1710, www.


monday ART SIXTH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF IDAHO PAINT-OUT—Observers are welcome to watch artists from all across Idaho while they re-create the inspiring landscape around them using their own creative interpretation of the Sawtooth Mountains, Redfish Lake and surrounding wilderness. For more information, e-mail or call 208-412-9444. Aug. 31-Sept. 3. FREE, www.pleinairpaintersofidaho. org. Redfish Lake, south of Stanley, Stanley.

TALKS & LECTURES CITY CLUB OF BOISE— Idaho’s 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson and Idaho’s 1st District Rep. Walt Minnick share their thoughts on a variety of different topics in a talk titled Red Elephant, Blue Dog: A Conversation. Topics covered include health-care reform, the economy and environmental legislation. Register by noon on Thursday, Aug. 27. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., $16 for City Club members, $23 for nonmembers, $5 for listeners (speaker only—no meal), $10 for students with valid student ID, 208-3712221, The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.


tuesday FESTIVALS & EVENTS MCFADDEN MARKET CO-OP FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m., Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian. PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP AND POETRY SLAM OF STEEL—The Idaho LoudWriters Program includes a performance poetry workshop at 6

p.m. followed by an all-ages poetry slam. The Slam of Steel is a chance for poets to perform their own brand of spoken-word poetry, a combination of literature and performance, in front of a crowd. Signups are at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail 6 p.m., FREE for workshop; $5 poetry slam, Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632.

GREEN EVENINGS AT EDWARDS— Red and Gray Trio perform. 5 p.m., Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-342-7548,

ODDS & ENDS KILROY COFFEE KLATCH—Join other WWII-generation people for a morning of conversation and friendship. All veterans are welcome and there are often guest speakers. For more information, e-mail First Tuesday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m., FREE, 208-. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, www.warhawkairmuseum. org.


wednesday LITERATURE BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS—The guest speaker for September is Elaine Ambrose, magazine editor, motivational speaker and author. Ambrose is giving a lecture titled The Power and Passion of Your Written Words. Arrive at 6 p.m. to browse bookshelves and chat it up with other aspiring writers. For more information, e-mail hshaklee@ First Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, The Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-3764229.

GREEN BUGS FARM STAND—Pick up some produce grown by the children of Boise Urban Garden School. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665,

ODDS & ENDS 9TH STREET TOASTMASTERS— Noon, every Wednesday. FREE, 208388-6484, BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. For more information, visit the Web site. 6:30 p.m., FREE, Idaho Pizza Company, 3053 S. Cole Road, Boise, 208-362-7702.

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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Fall for Boise is a showcase of Boise’s arts, history and community events in September and October. Boise’s cultural scene is as vibrant as the seasonal foliage and offers something for

Saturday, September 5

City Harvest Celebration: Fall for Boise Kick-off is a celebration of our local food, arts, and history -- a cultural harvest! Enjoy free live music, bid on silent auction items offered by local businesses and artists, and purchase Idaho wine and beer! Restaurants affiliated with Think Boise First will also serve potluck style meals with advance ticket purchase. For more ticket information, visit or call (208)424-6665. Saturday, September 5, 5 to 9pm, The Grove Plaza

everyone—plays, dance, opera, film, exhibits, history, concerts, art fairs and more! Jump into the pile of opportunities!

Saturday, October 10

Worldfest is a celebration of local diversity with performances by many of Boise’s local international groups. This family-friendly event will be held during the Capital City Public Market on The Grove Plaza. Saturday, October 10, 10am to 1:30pm, The Grove Plaza

Thank you to our sponsors:

Saturday, October 24

Fall Fire: Fall for Boise Finale is a farewell event to celebrate community and welcome winter with dance, music, song — and FIRE! Bundle up the family and join the festivities! Saturday, October 24, 7 to 9pm, The Grove Plaza

For more information visit or call (208) 433-5670

Fall for Boise is brought to you in partnership by:

Ballet Idaho

Swan Lake, Idaho! takes classic fun to a whole new level! Zimo meets Tchaikovsky when Ballet Idaho presents the second act of the classic lakeside ballet… Idaho style. Peter Anastos’ international hit comedy Yes, Virginia, Another Piano Ballet is on the program. The year’s first program will close with last season’s hit, the Fred & Ginger ballroom ballet, Footage. Patrons will leave the theater dancing on a cloud! Friday, October 2 at 8pm; Saturday, October 3 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, October 4 at 2 pm; BSU Special Events Center,




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James Castle: Tying It Together

The Planets is a colorful, poetic, astrological

celebrates Castle’s growing national renown. Raised in Garden Valley, Idaho, Castle was born deaf and never learned to read, write or use sign language. Castle developed a sophisticated means of communication through drawing, ignoring traditional materials in favor of discarded cardboard, paper scraps and homemade charcoal dyes. Using these materials, he produced drawings, assemblages and books. Sponsored by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Through September 27,

musical journey featuring Conductor Robert Franz, cellist Zuill Bailey, the Boise Master Chorale and members of the Boise State University Chorus & Orchestra. September 25 & 26,

An American Celebration

showcases Jazz Age Glitz, Optimistic Expression and Americana lllustrated! Robert Franz, Conductor; Kevin Cole, piano. George Gershwin: Overture to Of Thee I Sing, Rhapsody in Blue and a potpourri of favorites from the Gershwin Songbook; Leroy Anderson: Blue Tango, The Corrugated: Sculpture by Ann Syncopated Clock, The Typewriter, Piano Weber is an exhibit by California artist Ann Weber, Concerto in C Major and more. October 23 & 24, who transforms the ordinary medium of cardboard into impressive large-scale sculptures reminiscent of pods, gourds and organic spires. Visitors walk among and through the towering shapes, some as large as 16 feet tall, in an oversized wonderland of contoured forms. Through November 8,





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Fiesta Tropical is a unique collaborative effort to showcase local professional performance groups, commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and provide a festive, family-friendly celebration! Event includes Latin-inspired performances by Idaho Dance Theatre, Balance Dance Company, DROP Dance Collective, Trey McIntyre Project and Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Art; salsa dance instruction for all ages; and an all-out, tropical-style dance party! September 26, 6pm-12am, The Knitting Factory, Idaho Shakespeare Festival

A Tuna Christmas, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, reunites the Fool Squad for this hilarious sequel to last summer’s smash hit comedy Greater Tuna. Bring all your friends and join in the Tuna, Texas holiday fun and madness. It’s Christmas in September! September 4 through October 3, Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Opera Idaho

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Alive After Five Summer Concert Series runs every Wednesday, June through September, on The Grove Plaza. Listen to live music and enjoy cool beverages, vendor booths and delicious food each week. Cool off in the fountain, dance ‘til you drop, or just sit back and watch! Either way, it’s a great event for the whole family to enjoy and it’s FREE to attend! Every Wednesday, 5 to 8pm, The Grove Plaza, 55th Annual Art in the Park hosted by Boise Art Museum, is the largest event of its kind in the Northwest, featuring more than 200 artists offering varied fare, from fused glass and metalwork, to pottery and textiles, jewelry and toys! Shop the park, visit the concessions and enjoy live entertainment as well as arts and crafts activities for the kids. September 11-13: Friday & Saturday, 10am to 8pm; Sunday, 10am to 5pm; Julia Davis Park,

award-winning martinis, elegant appetizers and sensational voices that all add up to an unforgettable cocktail party filled with witty conversation and stunning bits and pieces of First Thursday takes place each opera. Especially for the young professionals, month throughout downtown Boise and sponsored by Idaho Trust Bank. September focuses on providing downtown visitors 25, 6:30pm, The Arid Club, the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries while enjoying in-store entertainment and special events. September 3 & October 1, 5 to 9pm,


Capital City Public Market is a European-style, open-air market featuring fresh produce from local growers, baked goods, food, art and handicrafts. Each Saturday, the City of Boise Department of Arts & History, in partnership with Capital City Development Corporation, provides live entertainment by local performers in various locations throughout the market. Saturdays through October 31, 9:30am to 1:30pm, 8th Street & The Grove Plaza; Holiday Market begins November 7,

Hyde Park Street Fair is a three-day fair celebrating Hyde Park, a notable historic Boise neighborhood. Jam out to live music and performances on two stages and browse the plethora of arts & crafts. Refresh and revive at the renowned beer garden and food court! September 18-20, Camel’s Back Park,

Museum Comes to Life is an

winning selection of films that represent the best new independent cinema from America and abroad. September 24-27, Various times and locations,

annual historical celebration that features more than fifty expert exhibitors from all around the state. Entertainers will perform throughout the day and the historic houses and cabins in Pioneer Village will be open to the public. Saturday, September 26, 9am to 5pm, Idaho Historical Museum

Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History

St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration is three days of fun

are presented by the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Arts & History to celebrate people, organizations, and businesses that have contributed to Boise’s cultural scene. The event honors award recipients and also includes a silent auction, live music, and dancing! Purchase tickets at or call 433-5670 for more information. Friday, September 25, Powerhouse Events Center (621 S. 17th Boise, Idaho)

for “girls of all ages” and abilities. Check out the Women’s Show at Boise Centre on September 24 & 25 – then tie up your tennies and join the crowd for the 5K Run, Walk & Stroll on September 26. September 24 & 25, 10am to 8pm, Boise Centre; Saturday, September 26, 8:30am, Idaho State Capitol,

Idaho International Film Festival features a diverse and award-


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Ballet Idaho

(208) 343-0556

Big Tree Arts

Boise Art Museum Julia Davis Park (208) 345-8330

Art in the Park September 11-13 Julia Davis Park

Boise Baroque (208) 385-9574

Boise Contemporary Theater 854 Fulton St (208) 331-9224

City of Boise Department of Arts & History (208) 433-5670

City Harvest Celebration September 5, 5-9pm The Grove Plaza Worldfest October 10, The Grove Plaza, 10am-1:30pm Fall Fire October 24, The Grove Plaza, 7-9pm

City Club of Boise (208) 371-2221

Curb Cup

(208) 385-9574

Boise Little Theater

Darkwood Consort

100 E Fort St (208) 342-5104

(208) 331-3309

Discovery Center

BOSCO: Boise Open 131 W Myrtle St (208) 343-9895 Studios Collective

Boise Philharmonic (208) 344-7849

Downtown Boise Assoc

720 W Idaho St (208) 472-5250

Boise Public Library

715 S Capitol Blvd (208) 384-4076

Boise State University

BSU Football (208) 426-4737

BSU Special Events Center (208) 426-1677

The Cabin

801 S Capitol Blvd (208) 331-8000

Capital City Public Market & Performing Arts at the Market capitalcitypublicmarket. com

First Thursday Downtown Boise, 5-9pm Alive After Five Wednesdays through September, The Grove Plaza, 5-8pm Urban Living Tour Free, Shuttle available October 10, 10am-2pm downtownboiseliving. com

Egyptian Theatre 746 W Main St (208) 345-0454

Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy 516 S 9th St (208) 345-9116

Fiesta Tropical* (208) 343-1978

September 26 Knitting Factory, 6pm-midnight

Foothills Learning Center

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Hyde Park Street Fair (208) 884-7780

September 18-20 Camel’s Back Park

Idaho Botanical Garden & Outlaw Field

Opera Idaho

(208) 345-3531

610 Julia Davis Dr (208) 334-2120

Idaho Human Rights Education Center (208) 345-0304

Idaho Humane Society (208) 387-2760

Idaho Humanities Council (208) 345-5346





Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology

2455 Old Penitentiary Rd (208) 368-9876

The Mousetrap*


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Julia Davis Park (208) 384-4260

Saturdays, 8th Street & The Grove Plaza 9:30am-1:30pm, Music 10am-1pm



Outlaw Field Concert Series: BonTaj Roulet

Thursday Evening Market

Capital City Public Market, 4-8pm

First Thursday

Downtown Boise, 5pm

Great Garden Escape Concert Series: The McCleary Band

Scarecrow Stroll

Idaho Botanical Garden September 12 - October 31

Tuna Christmas

Idaho Botanical Garden, 6pm

Opening Night: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel*


Stage Coach Theater, 7:30pm

Idaho Shakespeare Festival September 4 - October 3


Opening Night: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown* CB

t P Discoun *BYSpec ial discount offered for Boise Young Professional members,


The Grove Plaza, 5-8pm

Sound of Music

Knock ‘em Dead Theatre October 9 - November 14


Alive After Five: Trampled by Turtles


Zoo Boise

Boise Art Museum, 10am-noon

Capital City Public Market

Toddler Wednesday: Devorah Sperber

Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal Idaho Botanical Garden, 7pm

Boise Contemporary Theater October14 - November 7


Big Tree Arts, Woman of Steel Gallery, 7pm

The Pavilion

Stage Coach Theater

5296 Overland Rd (208) 342-2000

Performance Poetry Workshop


Idaho International Film Festival*

Boise Little Theater October 16-31

608 W Hays St (208) 381-2221


Trey McIntyre Idaho International Project (877) 867-2320 Film Festival

september Poetry Slam of Steel & Haiku Battle

Big Tree Arts, Woman of Steel Gallery, 6pm

(208) 424-5111

(208) 384-0013

A Great Street Circus of Creativity Downtown Boise, 2-4pm

BSU Football

September 24 - 27 Various times & locations

First Annual Curb Cup

September 12, October 3 & 31 (208) 426-4737

(208) 331-0909

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel*

Stage Coach Theater August 28 - September 12

Preservation Idaho

St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration

30 SUNDAY org

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown*

Boise Little Theater September 4-19

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd Plein Air Painters pleinairpaintersofidaho. (208) 343-8649

Idaho Historical Museum


2201 Campus Ln (208) 426-1609


(208) 658-6662

Morrison Center

BOSCO: Boise Open Studios Collective

Artist’s Studios in Ada, Boise & Canyon Counties October 1-4

333 S 9th St (208) 385-0021

The Flicks BOS

Knock ‘em Dead Theatre

Art of Murder*

Stage Coach Theater October 9 - 24

(208) 336-9221

3188 Sunset Peak Rd 646 Fulton St (208) 342-4288




Boise Little Theater, 8pm

Opening Night: Tuna Christmas


Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 7:30pm




* DH * TC

Capital City Public Market 8th Street & The Grove Plaza 9:30am - 1:30pm

City Harvest Celebration Fall for Boise Kick-off CB

22 TUESDAY Women in Business and Leadership


Especially for Seniors: Devorah Sperber

St Luke’s Celebration Signature Event Boise Centre, 6pm

Alive After Five: Euforquestra

Idaho Botanical Garden, 7pm

Boise Art Museum; Presentation at 2pm; Seniors receive free admission all day

The Grove Plaza, 5-9pm



* DH * TC

The Grove Plaza, 5-8pm

First Sunday Art Tour: Devorah Sperber


Outlaw Field Concert Series: Michael Franti





City Club of Boise: Arts Forum

Alive After Five: These United States

Grove Hotel, 11:45am

The Grove Plaza, 5-8pm

Thursday Evening Market

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Alive After Five: Tyrone Wells

Capital City Public Market, 4-8pm

The Flicks, 7pm


Great Garden Escape Concert Series: The Soul Cats


Idaho Botanical Garden, 6pm

Boise Art Museum, 3pm



The Grove Plaza, 5-8pm


* DH * TC

Great Garden Escape Concert: Blues Brothers Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue


Thursday Evening Market

Idaho Botanical Garden, 6pm

Capital City Public Market, 4-8pm


* DH * TC



St. Luke’s Celebration Women’s Show

Hyde Park Street Fair

Art Break: Ann Weber

Camel’s Back Park, 5-10pm

Boise Art Museum, 12:15pm

Paint Out

Thursday Evening Market

Julia Davis Park, 10am-8pm


BOSCO Reception

Hyde Park Street Fair

Camel’s Back Park, 10am-10pm

Bard & Mattice Recital*

Paint Out

Opera Idaho, Egyptian Theatre, 7:30pm



* DH * TC

Art in the Park

Capital City Public Market, 4-8pm

Plein Air Painters of Idaho Idaho Botanical Garden, 10am-5pm

Art in the Park

Linen Building, 6-9pm

Boise Centre, 10am - 8pm






Great Garden Escape Concert Series: Rebecca Scott Band TC

Idaho Botanical Garden, 6pm

Idaho International Film Festival: Opening Gala IFF Beside Bardenay, 8pm

Boise Philharmonic

Casual Classics, Morrison Center, 11am; The Planets, Morrison Center, 8pm

Plein Air Painters of Idaho Idaho Botanical Garden, 10am-5pm



St. Luke’s Celebration Women’s Show

Boise Art Museum, Noon-3pm

Knitting Factory, 6pm-Midnight





Family ART Saturday: Ann Weber Fiesta Tropical*

Julia Davis Park, 10am-8pm

Sunday Demonstrations: Quilting

Boise Centre, 10am - 8pm

Yo-Yo Demonstration

Puccini Martini Blast*

Discovery Center of Idaho, 11am

Hyde Park Street Fair

Opera Idaho, Arid Club, 7pm


Scarecrow Stroll

Family Day

Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History*

Idaho International Film Festival Closing Gala

Idaho International Film Festival* IFF


Boise Art Museum, 3pm

Idaho Botanical Garden through October





Camel’s Back Park, 10am-6pm Idaho Botanical Garden, Noon - 4pm, Free

Paint Out

Art in the Park

Plein Air Painters of Idaho Idaho Botanical Garden, 10am-5pm

Boise Philharmonic Encore!


Julia Davis Park, 10am-5pm ArtsWest School of Performing Arts, 3pm

14 MONDAY Brown Bag Lecture Series Idaho Historical Museum, Noon

Performance Poetry Workshop with Khary Jackson Big Tree Arts, BSU SUB, 5pm

Poetry Slam Delux

Big Tree Arts, Neurolux, 8pm

The Flicks 25th Anniversary Concert Chuck Smith & the New Trio The Flicks, 7:30pm


City of Boise Dept. of Arts & History, The Powerhouse

Various times & locations




St. Luke’s Celebration 5K Run, Walk & Stroll Idaho State Capitol, 8:30am

Museum Comes to Life

Idaho Historical Museum, 10am-5pm





Beside Bardenay, 8pm

The Cabin Presents: Frank Deford The Egyptian Theatre, 7:30pm



Alive After Five: The Record Exchange Party The Grove Plaza, 5-8pm


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First Thursday

First Sunday Art Tour: Ann Weber

Downtown Boise, 5pm

BOSCO Limited


Boise Art Museum, 3pm


Swan Lake, Idaho!*



Ballet Idaho, BSU Special Events Center, 2pm

Frogtown: MC Encore!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Ann Morrison Park, 5pm


Preview Night: The Pavilion

Pink “Artful Bras” Project Kick-off

Performance Poetry Workshop

Boise Art Museum, 5-9pm

Studio Art Exploration Boise Art Museum, 5-8pm

Light the Night Walk

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, City Hall Plaza, 5pm and downtown locations


Big Tree Arts, Woman of Steel Gallery, 6pm

Poetry Slam of Steel & Haiku Battle

BOSCO Open Studios

Artist’s Studios in Ada, Boise & Canyon Counties

Morrison Center Recital Hall, 7:30pm

Swan Lake, Idaho!*

Ballet Idaho, BSU Special Events Center, 8pm





Toddler Wednesday: Ann Weber

Knock ‘em Dead Dinner Theater, 6:15pm



Idaho Botanical Garden, Noon - 6pm

Swan Lake, Idaho!*

Ballet Idaho, BSU Special Events Center, 2pm & 8pm

Closing Night: Tuna Christmas


Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 7:30pm



The Grove Plaza, 10am-1:30pm

Downtown Urban Living Tour

Downtown Boise Association, 10am - 2pm

Yo-Yo Demonstration

In conjunction with A Survey of Gee’s Bend Quilts, Boise Art Museum, 3pm

Performance Poetry Workshop with Paulie Lipman Big Tree Arts, Neurolux, 8pm

Brown Bag Lecture Series Idaho Historical Museum, Noon


Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise Morrison Center


Orchestra Concert BSU Music Department






Art Break: Gee’s Bend Quilts Boise Art Museum, 12:15pm


Idaho Humanities Council, Boise Centre, 6pm





Gounod’s Faust*

Poetry Slam Delux

Opera Idaho, Auditorium at South Junior High, 7:30pm





Family ART Saturday: Kid Stuff Boise Art Museum, Noon-3pm



Especially for Seniors: Gee’s Bend Quilts

Boise Art Museum, Presentation at 2pm; Seniors receive free admission all day


Morrison Center, 8pm

Distinguished Lecture & Dinner: James McPherson






Big Tree Arts, BSU SUB, 5pm

Cathedral of the Rockies, 3pm



Morrison Center, 8pm

Discovery Center of Idaho, 11am

Boise Baroque




Morrison Center, 7:30pm AM * M

Sunday Demonstrations: Quilting


The Rat Pack Is Back!


Boise Little Theater, 8pm



Boise Philharmonic: An American Celebration


Opening Night: The Mousetrap


AM * M

The Grove Plaza, 7 - 9pm

Trey McIntyre Project SM


Fall Fire: Fall for Boise Finale


Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology The Old Penitentiary, Noon-5pm

Opening Night: Sound of Music Stage Coach Theater, 7:30pm




Idaho Humane Society, Julia Davis Park, 10am


AM * P


Zoo Boise, 10am - 5pm

The Rock Party

Opening Night: Art of Murder* AM

See Spot Walk



Boo at the Zoo

The Cabin, 6pm

Boise Art Museum, 10am-noon

BSU Faculty Artist Series Recital: Dr. Nicole Molumby


Ex Libris: Western-style Celebration of Words



Morrison Center, 9:30 & 11:30am Boise Contemporary Theater, 8pm

Big Tree Arts, Woman of Steel Gallery, 7pm TC BOS


AM * M



Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Noon, 1:30 & 3:00

For more information visit

or call (208) 433-5670


FOOD, FUN, FIESTA HAPPY HOUR M–F 4–6 p.m. Buy 1 drink, get 1 free. $3 All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar! * AFTER WORK (& ALIVE AFTER 5)

WEDNESDAY Buy any Margarita, get 1 FREE! * Wed, 4 p.m.- Close

*Cantina Only Boise Towne Square 8th Street Marketplace



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THOSE THREE LITTLE WORDS New Avett Brothers album a step forward


espite seven years on the road, slowing down may be a difficult proposal for the North Carolina-based Avett Brothers (pronounced ay-vet). And the buzz around their upcoming album, I and Love and You (American/Columbia Records)—slated to hit shelves Tuesday, Sept. 29—isn’t going to make that any easier. New Jersey-born/South Carolina-based Bob Crawford, the group’s stand-up bass player—and only non-Avett—finds the prospect of sitting around all but unbearable. And with a new musical project almost complete and a new family project in the works, everything in Crawford’s life will be a whole different kind of busy. The Avett Brothers began playing as such in 2000, with Crawford joining them in 2002. With harmonies that sometimes sound eerily like entire choirs, jangly guitars, lyrics that evoke collective human memories sung in the brothers’ goose-bump-inspiring voices and richly layered bass, piano, banjo, harmonica and handclaps have put the Avett Brothers in that weird, tenuous place between genres. Their musical diversity also guarantees that their fans and their shows are anything but homogeneous. The band performs in every kind of setting—from dark little honky tonks to thousand-seat arenas. The addition of I and Love and You, which boasts famed producer Rick Rubin at the helm, will not only increase the cross-section of listeners but will also make for more than a dozen releases. If the title track is any indication of what the rest of the album offers, both critics and the medley of Avett Brothers fans alike will have 13 more reasons to cry out those three little words to the Americana/country/ punk/bluegrass/folk/rock band. But the album may also put the band at the tipping point. “We did opening gigs for Dave Matthews,” Crawford said, a surprising slow, soft drawl flavoring his words. “We got to play eight shows and play on these really big stages in front of 15,000 people. But then again, we played in Omaha, Neb., a couple of days ago, and we played for 400 people. It’s the variety right now; we’re in this magical time. If we get big, it’s going to be one thing. If we flop, we’re going to be back to playing small places all the time. If we stay where we are, we’ll have variety. I don’t see it staying where it is, though. It’s either going to flop or it’s going to go large.” That impending change that Crawford foresees may be what keeps them constantly traversing America’s highways. “We’ve been on tour since 2002 pretty much,” Crawford said. “We’re getting closer to it, but rarely have we been like, ‘Here’s our tour. It starts here and it ends here.’ We’ll go out for seven weeks and come home for five days. We’ll go out for six days, we’ll come home for a week. We’ll go out for a month, we’ll come home for four days. It’s constant. We had four months off this year, and that’s the longest we’ve ever had off. We have about three months coming up starting in November, and that’s a tremendous amount of time off for us.” While the band was on their four-month hiatus, Crawford worked on a couple of side projects. In January, he recorded an album with his other project, the Ober Mountain Men, which includes singer/songwriter David Childers, one of Crawford’s idols. Crawford and Childers worked on the album, writing songs back and forth across the Internet for three years, and plan to release it in January 2010. But Crawford didn’t spend his entire time recording. He and his wife are expecting a baby in November. “I spent a lot of time at home and a lot of time with my wife. Obviously, we made a baby,” Crawford said. “And when I’m off now, I’m off. To be a dad: probably the greatest project I’ll ever work on in my life. I’m trying to really savor this. Everyone tells me this is a very special time in our lives and, as busy as [we are], we’re trying to take advantage of it and try to be in the moment. It’s so


hard to get off the road and stop. To stop doing music. You try to sit still, but it’s difficult. I think my daughter coming is going to inspire that. It seems to for Scott [Avett]. He had a daughter and that made it easier for him to be still.” The September release of I and Love and You provides only a small window of time for fans to soak up the Avett Brothers live before the band takes themselves out of musical commission for a while. According to Crawford, it’s an album that shows a great deal of growth for the band. “Each album is a step forward,” Crawford said. “What I love about I and Love and You is that it’s a little bit of everything. It’s a step toward the future, working with Rick Rubin and the engineer, we added more artists to the group. You can’t deny that. The more

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I listen to the album, there’s things that are so us about it, so four years ago, but there’s things that aren’t us at all.” Crawford reflected that those things probably would have been inherently Avett if the group had known how to do those things five years ago. But they didn’t. So they worked with people who did. “There are a lot of studio aspects to making something aurally pleasing and aurally dynamic and crisp and alive that we don’t know how to do. But Rick Rubin and Ryan Ewett know how to get that,” Crawford said. “The songs changed from creation to demo, they changed from demo to recording, and they change from recording to live. They’re always changing, and that is the beauty of it. That is the fun and that keeps it new all the time, which we need.” On his fifth interview of the day, Crawford said, jokingly, that reflecting was something he’d kind of been forced to do. And even though he tries not to give the same answers in each interview, one common thread kept popping up. “Each album we’ve done is equal distance from the one previous,” Crawford said. “With all the steps on the ladder, you keep getting higher and higher. I think I and Love and You is a natural, mature step.” Sometimes taking a step forward means reaching back, which is exactly what the Avett Brothers have been doing. They’ve been digging way back into their catalog and reinventing some old songs, a joyful prospect that makes those old tunes feel as fresh as the new ones. Otherwise, waving goodbye to their loved ones and living out of suitcases would be an unacceptable substitute for being at home. “If it isn’t fresh and it does not continue to grow, there’s nothing that can keep us here,” Crawford said seriously. “Nothing that can keep us on the road, nothing that can keep us from our families.” And since I and Love and You promises such musical growth, the band may want to think about adding a nursery to the bus. Stepping up is something the Avett Brothers know how to do. Stepping back, however—for them and fans alike—is going to be a hell of a lot tougher. Wednesday, Aug. 26, with the Heartless Bastards, 8 p.m., $20. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,


including Shawn Schlogel, Brent Vaartstra, Steve Eaton, Phil Garonzik, Kevin Kirk, Jon Hyneman, Sally Tibbs, John Jones, & Mike Seifrit, just to name a few!

981 West Grove Street, Boise

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RED JACKET MINE, AUG. 29, VAC Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to move forward. Seattle-based Red Jacket Mine frontman Lincoln Barr knew that when he and the band recorded their second full-length album, Lovers Lookout due out in October. They recorded on 2-inch tape, something rather unheard of in the world of digital overdubbing. “We’re proud of our first CD [Hello, Cloud], but we approached it like kids in a candy store,” Barr said. On Hello, Cloud, if they wanted more keyboards, they added more keyboards; if they wanted more guitar, they added more guitar. This time around, though, they kept it simple. They recorded in a room together and, for the most part, kept the tracks as they were, mistakes and all. Recording on tape gives Lovers Lookout and its American retro-rock sound an aura of authenticity. It also provides for a tonal quality and energy that’s more immediate and definitely reflective of where the band is musically. The result is church-organ pop and rock songs, rich with slowburning slide guitar and lazy juke joint drums. And Barr’s Connor-Oberst-earnest voice and his emotive, intelligent lyrics on themes of love, life, death and even theology: “Perpetually wandering penitent / ... From the parapet scream, ‘Thank my stars,’” (from the song “Desert News”). When was the last time you heard the word “parapet” in a song?

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5- FREE, Humpin’ Hannah’s 8 p.m., Finn Riggins, The Mother Hips, JOHN JONES—7 p.m.; FREE, The Grove with Jon Hyneman, Plaza Phil Garonzik, 7:30 p.m. FREE, Chandlers THE AVETT BROTHERS, THE HEARTJONATHAN WARREN LESS BASAND THE BILLY TARDS—8:30 p.m., GOATS—8-10 p.m., $20, Knitting Factory FREE, Lush BLAZE AND KELLY—7:30 p.m., FREE, MOONDANCE—8 p.m., FREE, Smoky Piper Pub Mountain Pizza, 980 E. Fairview, Meridian CHRIS GUTIERREZ—6-9 p.m., FREE, NATHAN J MOODY Gelato Cafe AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m., FREE, COSMIC FAMLiquid ILY BAND—9 p.m., FREE, The Bouquet OPIO OF HIEROGLYPHICS WITH ZELIZABETH BLIN— MAN, BORED STIFF, 6:30-8:30 p.m., SIR REALIST—8 FREE, Dream Cafe p.m., $8 adv., $10 ERIC GRAE—6:30 door, Neurolux p.m., FREE, Berryhill REBECCA SCOTT—8 ERIKA WENNERp.m., FREE, The STROM OF HEARTGamekeeper Lounge LESS BASTARDS—3 ROCCI JOHNSON p.m., FREE, The BAND—9:30 p.m., Record Exchange Humpin’ Hannah’s GIZZARD STONE—7 p.m., FREE, Crusty’s STEVE FULTON, TIM WILLIS—7-10 p.m., JIM FISHWILD—6-9 FREE, Bungalow p.m., FREE, HighVOLIFONIX, VELORUlands Hollow TION—9 p.m., $3, THE JIMMY BIVENS Terrapin Station BAND—7-9 p.m.,

—Amy Atkins Saturday, Aug. 29, with Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles, Shark Speed, Sunshine and the Valley; 8 p.m., $5. VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.


| AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 |


Please send your live music listings to or fax to 342-4733. 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.

thursday 27 AN EVENING WITH BOB WEIR AND RATDOG—8:30 p.m., $30, Knitting Factory

NATHEN MAXWELL, ORIGINAL BUNNY GANG—8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door, Neurolux

AUDRA CONNOLLY—7 p.m., FREE, Willowcreek Grill, 1065 E. Winding Creek Dr., Eagle

OPEN MIC NIGHT—7-10 p.m., FREE, O’Michael’s

BLAZE AND KELLY—6-8 p.m., FREE, Focaccia’s COSMIC FAMILY BAND—10 p.m., Ratdog after-show party, FREE, Liquid THE FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s

POCONO BILL—6 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s RYAN PECK—6:309 p.m., FREE, Tablerock THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m., FREE, The Buffalo Club THE SAWYER FAMILY—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE—6-9 p.m., SOL JIBE—5-10 p.m., cover varies, Freudian Slip, $10 The Common nonmembers; $8 Ground Cafe, IBG members; $6 303 Colorado St., children (6-12), McCall Idaho Botanical Garden SPINDLEBOMB—8 p.m., FREE, Bad HIGH DESERT Irish BAND—6:30 p.m., FREE, Whitewater STEVE EATON—7 Pizza p.m.; with Phil Garonzik, 8:15 p.m., JOHNNY FREE, Chandlers SHOES—5:30 p.m., FREE, Lock, TERRI EBERStock & Barrel LEIN—6:30 p.m.; with Chip Ruberry, KAYLEIGH JACK—68:30 p.m., FREE, 8:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill Woodriver Cellars TOO MUCH DISTHE MOTHER HIPS, TORTION SKATE PERRY GARFUNNIGHT—8 p.m., KEL AND THE Enforcer, Cauldron, DISSAPPEARING Slain In Silence, DELTA—9:30 p.m., Frantik, $3, Gusto $6, The Bouquet NATHEN MAXWELL TRAVIS WARD AND HILLFOLK (FLOGGING MOLLY NOIR—7-10 p.m., BASSIST)—5:30 FREE, Modern Hotel p.m., FREE, The Record Exchange

friday 28 3 SIDES OF THE adv.; $8 door, The CUBE, CANDI Linen Building AND THE IMPAMCKENNA—7-10 TIENT HIPPIES—9 p.m., FREE, Sun p.m., $3, Terrapin Ray Cafe THE A STREET THE MOTHER HIPS, BAND—9 p.m., PERRY GARFUN$1; Sir Realist, KEL AND THE midnight, Liquid DISAPPEARING AUDRA CONNOLDELTA—6 p.m., LY—8 p.m., FREE, $15, Roseberry Sockeye Townsite, 2598 E. Roseberry Road, BLACK THEM Donnelly BOOTS, GREAT BIG THINGS—8 PETE PETERSp.m., $3, Neurolux EN—8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper BODO BROTHLounge ERS—6-9 p.m., FREE, Donnie Mac’s POCONO BILL—7-9 p.m., FREE, WooJEREMY LESLIE driver Cellars BAND—8 p.m., $5, Cowgirls PRAVADA CD RELEASE PARTY—8 THE JIMMY BIVENS p.m., $5, Visual BAND—8:45 p.m., Arts Collective FREE, Pengilly’s THE QUARTERJOHN CAZAN—9 TONS, SPINDLEp.m., FREE, Piper BOMB—9 p.m., Pub $3, Tom Grainey’s JOHN JONES, JON REX MILLER HYNEMAN, MIKE DUO—6:30 p.m., SEIFRIT—8:15 FREE, Berryhill p.m., FREE, Chandlers SHARK SPEED, SPONDEE—8 JOHNNY SHOES— p.m., FREE, Flying 10 p.m., FREE, M Coffeegarage Bittercreek SLIPKNOT, KEVIN KIRK—7-8 ANTHRAX, THE p.m.; with Sally BLACK DAHLIA Tibbs, 8:15 p.m. MURDER—7 p.m., FREE, Chandlers $33, Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol LARRY CONKLIN— Blvd. 7:30 p.m., FREE, Music of the Vine SOL JIBE—9 p.m., $2, Reef MAINO—8 p.m., $20, Knitting ZOO HUMAN Factory PROJECT—6:30 p.m., FREE, MARCUS EATON Seasons TRIO—8 p.m., $6


MUSICGUIDE saturday 29 AU, THE VERY MOST—8 p.m., Jensen Family benefit, $3, Flying M Coffeegarage

JOHNNY SHOES— 5:30 p.m., FREE, Lock, Stock & Barrel

BLAZE AND KELLY—7-10 p.m., FREE, Bungalow

LEAVE LESS BEHIND—9 p.m., $3, Terrapin Station

KEVIN KIRK—7 p.m.; with Sally Tibbs, BILL COFFEY—8:45 7:30 p.m., FREE, p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s Chandlers

BODO LOW RED LAND, APBROTHERS—6 p.m., POMATTOX, FINN FREE, Kodiak Grill RIGGINS—8 p.m., $5, Neurolux CELTIC RESIN, DAVID ROBERT KING—9 MATT LEWIS BAND— p.m., FREE, The Plank 9:30 p.m., $5, Reef CHAD COOKE—11 a.m., FREE, Moon’s

PETE PETERSEN—8 p.m., FREE, The Gamekeeper Lounge


p.m., $3, Tom Grainey’s RIPCHAIN, ELITE, BLACKSMITH, ACTUAL DEPICTION, 3RD TO LAST—7:30 p.m., $6, Knitting Factory SALOONATICS—9 p.m., $5, Buffalo Club SHARK SPEED, RED JACKET MINE, MATT HOPPER AND THE ROMAN CANDLES, SUNSHINE AND THE VALLEY—8 p.m., $5, VAC, (see Listen Here, Page 20) SIR REALIST—Midnight, FREE, Liquid TERRI EBERLEIN, PETE TARRO—6:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill


CORKSCREWS—729 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-4049

BAD IRISH—199 N. 8th St., 338-8939

COWGIRLS—353 Ave. E., Kuna, 922-9522

BARDENAY-EAGLE—155 E. Riverside Dr., Eagle, 938-5093

CRUSTY’S—214 Lenora St., McCall, 208-634-5005

BERRYHILL AND COMPANY—MSa: 7-11 p.m., 121 N. 9th St., 387-3553

DAWSON’S DOWNTOWN—219 N. 8th St., 336-5633

BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—246 N. 8th St., 345-1813 BOUQUET—1010 W. Main St. 345-6605 BUFFALO CLUB—10206 Fairview Ave., 321-1811

DONNIE MAC’S—1515 W. Grove St., 338-7813 DREAM CAFE—3110 S. Bown Way, 338-6632 EMERALD CLUB—415 S. 9th St., 342-5446

BUNGALOW—1520 N. 13th St., 331-9855

FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE—1314 2nd St. S., Nampa, 467-5533

BUZZ CAFE—2999 N Lakeharbor Ln., 344-4321

FOCACCIA’S—404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 322-2838

CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—MSa: Kevin Kirk, 7 p.m.; acts at 8 p.m., 981 Grove St., 383-4300

GAMEKEEPER—1109 Main St., 343-4611 GELATO CAFE— 2053 E. Fairview


sun. 30 ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO, WITH CHILD, BALES OF HEY!—8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective B-3 SIDE—1-4:30 p.m., $15 per person; youth 14 and younger FREE, Ste. Chapelle Winery BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES—Noon-3 p.m., FREE, Grape Escape BLAZE AND KELLY—5-8 p.m., FREE, Tablerock DAN COSTELLO—11 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Red Feather Lounge JIM LEWIS—11 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE, Focaccia’s MUSIC FROM STANLEY—4-8 p.m., Belle of Les Bois, Neo Tundra Cowboy, FREE, Redfish Lake Lodge POCONO BILL—6-9 p.m., FREE, Sun Ray Cafe THE SOUL HONEY—8 p.m., FREE, Bad Irish TONY LUCCA, JAY NASH, MATT DUKE—8 p.m., $3, Reef

Ave., Meridian GRAINEY’S BASEMENT—107 S. 6th St., 345-2505 GRAPE ESCAPE—800 W. Idaho St., 368-0200 THE GRIZZLY ROSE—1124 W. Front St., 342-3375 GROOVE COFFEE—1800 N. Locust Grove, Meridian, 890-6128

mon. 31 BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—8 p.m., FREE, Rodeway Inn DEPHINGER—9 p.m., 1332 Records’ Punk Monday, FREE, Liquid GAYLE CHAPMAN, SANDY SANFORD—6-9 p.m., FREE, Kodiak Grill KEN HARRIS—6:30-9:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill MATT HOPPER—9 p.m., FREE, Red Feather Lounge REBECCA SCOTT AND ROB HILL OPEN MIC—8:45 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s SHAWN SCHLOGEL BAND—6:30-9:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers

IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN—2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., 343-8649 KNITTING FACTORY (KFCH)— 416 S. 9th St., 367-1212 KODIAK GRILL—12342 E. Hwy. 21, 338-8859 THE LINEN BUILDING—1402 W. Grove St., 385-0111

tues. 1 ADAM HILL—8 p.m., FREE, Pengilly’s ALEXIS GIDEON, SHELLY SHORT, SPONDEE, SLEEPY SEEDS—8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective AUDRA CONNOLLY—6 p.m., FREE, Woodriver Cellars GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m., FREE, Liquid NIKKI HUSTON—7-9 p.m., FREE, Willowcreek Grill, 2273 S. Vista Ave. OPEN MIC WITH CHAD SUMMERVILL—8 p.m., Bad Irish SALLY TIBBS, KEVIN KIRK—7-10:30 p.m., FREE, Chandlers TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30-9:30 p.m., FREE, Berryhill

MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—712 W. Idaho St., 385-0472 MR. LUCKY’S—4902 W. Chinden Blvd., 327-0925 MUSIC OF THE VINE—2805 Blaine St., Caldwell, 454-1228 NEUROLUX—F-Sa: DJs, $3, 11 p.m., 111 N. 11th, 343-0886

wed. 2 2009 OUTLAW FIELD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES—7 p.m., BonTaj Roulet: Bonnie Raitt and her band; and Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band, $50-$75, Idaho Botanical Garden ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE—9 p.m., FREE, Terrapin Station ALIVE AFTER FIVE—5-8 p.m., Mel Wade, Trampled By Turtles, FREE, The Grove Plaza, downtown Boise AUDRA CONNOLLY—6:30 p.m., FREE, Bardenay-Eagle DE LA SOUL—8 p.m., $22 adv., $24 door, Knitting Factory LOW VS. DIAMOND, JAMES ORR—8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Neurolux TOO MUCH DISTORTION SKATE NIGHT—8 p.m., Rowan, Sleeping In Gethsemane, Jument, Oilslave, $3, Gusto Bar

THE RECORD EXCHANGE (RX)—1105 W. Idaho St., 344-8010 RED FEATHER LOUNGE—10 p.m., 246 N. 8th St., 429-6340 REDFISH LAKE LODGE—Hwy. 75, Stanley, 208-774-3536

SUN RAY CAFE—1602 N. 13th St., 343-2887 TABLEROCK BREWPUB—705 Fulton St., 342-0944 TERRAPIN STATION—1519 W. Main St., 342-1776

REEF—105 S. 6th St., 287-9200

TOM GRAINEY’S—109 S. 6th St., 345-2505

LIQUID—405 S. 8th St.

NEW FRONTIER—116 E. Broadway, Meridian, 888-9034

RIVER ROCK ALEHOUSE—228 E. Plaza Road, 938-4788

THE VENUE—521 Broad St., 919-0011

LOCK, STOCK & BARREL—1100 W. Jefferson, 336-4266

O’MICHAELS—2433 Bogus Basin Rd., 342-8948

RODEWAY INN—1115 N. Curtis Rd., 376-2700

LULU’S FINE PIZZA—2594 Bogus Basin Road, 387-4992

ORPHAN ANNIE’S—801 Everett St., Caldwell, 455-2660

LUSH—760 Main St., 342-5874

PAIR—601 Main St., 343-7034

SEASONS BISTRO—1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 939-6680

VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE (VAC)—3638 Osage St., Garden City, 424-8297

HIJINX COMEDY CLUB—800 W. Idaho St., 947-7100

MAIN STREET BISTRO—609 Main St., 345-9515

PENGILLY’S—513 W. Main St., 345-6344

HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—W-Sa: Rocci Johnson Band, 621 Main St., 345-7557

MODERN HOTEL—1314 W. Grove St., 424-8244

PIPER PUB—150 N. 8th St., 343-2444

MONKEY BIZNASS—724 First St. S., Nampa

THE PLANK—650 S. Vista Ave., 336-1790

GUSTO BAR—509 W. Main St. HA’PENNY—855 Broad St., 343-5568 HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE—2455 Harrison Hollow, 343-6820

HYDE PARK PUB—1501 N. 13th St., 336-9260

WHITEWATER PIZZA—1510 N. Eagle Rd., Meridian, 888-6611

SHORTY’S SALOON—5467 Glenwood, 672-9090

WILLI B’S— 225 N. 5th St., 331-5666

SOCKEYE—3019 Cole Rd., 658-1533

WILLOWCREEK GRILL—1065 E. Winding Creek Dr., Eagle

STE. CHAPPELLE WINERY— 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell, 453-7843

WOODRIVER CELLARS—3705 Hwy. 16, Eagle, 286-WINE


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NEW A.I.R. ARTISTS The 8th Street Marketplace’s Artist in Residence program has released the names of their third round of artists for September through November. But this announcement comes with an added surprise—they’re expanding. Now, in addition to encompassing two second-floor rooms and a basement room in the Mercantile Building in BODO, the AIR program is also offering free studio space in the basement of the Renewal Building and on Main Street in the Alaska Building. According to 8th Street Marketplace representative Courtney Robinson Feider, First Thursday events at the AIR space regularly bring in 250 to 300 people for performances, live painting and free wine. This got the attention of other downtown property owners looking to drive more traffic into their spaces and expose potential office-space renters to their available properties. “It’s cyclical. It’s driving traffic and exposing people to the cultural diversity and creativity of Boise, but also it’s cyclical because it puts more people in these commercial spaces, which might help businesses to identify them as potential places to work,” said Feider. With 41 artists mailing in applications this go-round, it’s obvious the AIR program has solidified a reputation for being just as supportive of artists as it is of business owners. Without further ado, here are the fall 2009 artists: At the 8th Street Marketplace in BODO will be choreographer Kelli Brown, printmaker Benjamin Love and painter Goran Fazil. At 517 S. Eighth in the basement of the Renewal building will be painter April VanDeGrift and large-scale painter Emily Wenner. At 1020 Main Street in the Alaska Building there will be painter and illustrator Sandy Marosticais and cityscape painter Robin Zimmermann. For more information, visit

LEMUR STAY-FARI We’re coining a new term to add to this year’s annoying recession lexicon: the stayfari. For the resourceful Boise family who just can’t scrape together a two-week jaunt to the Serengeti, there’s now an acceptable replacement: the African boat ride at Zoo Boise. For a mere two bones, zoo visitors can get their passport photos snapped and board a barge charting a course through the murky zoo lagoon (the Boise River). The S.S. Kiboko and the S.S. Mamba—which mean hippo and crocodile, respectively, in Swahili—will swoop by the new Keynetics ring-tailed lemur exhibit before ferrying passengers to the Africa arrival dock (the zoo). Once on the mainland, explorers can traipse through the underbrush to catch rare glimpses of giraffes and lions. Don’t forget to pack your khaki cargo getup and fake British accent, this stayfari looks like it might get wild. For more information, call 208-384-4125 or visit

DRAGON WAGON If lemurs and lions weren’t enough to get your heart palpitating, Garden City is lowering the exotic animal limbo bar. The Woman of Steel Gallery and the Garden City Waterfront District have linked up to assemble a Chinese dragon parade, moon festival and art show on Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon-9 p.m. The event promises Korean dancers, Chinese rubber ducky races, Chinese moon cakes and a lion dancer. Though event organizers already have the “authentic 10-child Chinese dragon in a traditional undulating street dance” squared away, they are seeking art and craft booth applicants for the block party, which will take place in the Alley Arts and Cultural District from 5-9 p.m. Booth application fees are $20, or $30 for power access, and are assigned first come, first served. The inaugural Idaho Metal Arts Guild juried show is also seeking applicants for the event, which will have its opening reception at Woman of Steel Gallery during the moon festivities. For more information or to download an application, visit or contact Margaret Ratliff at 208-867-0713. —Tara Morgan


| AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 |



OVER THE LIPS Pie Hole offers a mouthful and an eyeful

work done by students, employees and patrons and, at some point, even artist Grant Olsen is slated to design a tile. It’s such an interesting, urban, welcoming environment that Crawforth wanted to make sure the outside reflected that as well, and would bring people in to the establishment to see it all. riving south on Broadway Avenue, the newly finished “I wanted it to be attention-getting. It didn’t have to say Pie gaping maw at the entrance to the Pie Hole pizzeria is Hole, but I wanted it to be Pie Hole,” Crawforth said. hard to miss. Patrons must literally step through the open So he asked his employees if any of them knew someone who red mouth and sharp yellow and orange teeth—a pie hole, get could create a mural at the entrance. Henke had suggested an it?—to reach the savory image of something like sauce-and-cheese-covered a clown’s mouth on the dough inside. front of the building and Once inside, the coloran employee of the downful wall murals compete town Pie Hole suggested with the smells of garlic artist and Boise State and pepperoni and visitors student Evan English. may be tempted to change Crawforth told English grab-and-go plans for about the mouth idea, and a sit-down lunch. The English took it from there. artful decor is something English said Crawforth that Pie Hole owner Russ gave him a “bunch of Crawforth (who co-owns artistic freedom” and he both locations with his knew it was an opportubrother Jason) knew he nity he couldn’t pass up. wanted when they opened “This was definitely the restaurants nearly two my largest project,” said years ago. English, who works on a “One of the things I much smaller scale and like to do with the busiwith text and portraiture. nesses is make it so that “So it was a chance for people want to hang out me to explore a whole difEvan English about to be eaten by his own art. there,” Crawforth said. ferent side [of art].” And to do that, it helps English wanted to keep if their eyes are as stimulated as their noses and taste buds. the design simple, knowing that people driving by wouldn’t have “When we first opened, we put out a call to artists,” Crawforth time to investigate a complicated mural. Plus, the 19-year-old said. “We got Karl Henke to do the long wall with the pizza ninja painting major already holds down two jobs and with school going throwing slices of pizza. It grew from there. back into session, he knew it needed to be something he could Patrons began asking if they, too, could contribute. Crawforth complete relatively quickly. Even though he did it freehand, the would hand them a ceiling tile and tell them, if they brought it project went faster than expected, taking him a total of about 20 back completed, he’d give them a free pie. He’s lost a few tiles, but hours to complete. in exchange, Crawforth has a ceiling in his establishment that is “I woke up at 7 a.m. every morning and worked pretty fast crick-in-the-neck worthy. before it got too hot,” English said. Banksy-esque spray-painted stencils (courtesy of Jason CrawPie Hole, 1016 Broadway Ave., 208-424-2225, forth), graffiti, abstracts and comic-style graphics dot the ceiling—





HIT THE CURB Boise Curb Cup brings it all out


ast weekend, Tour de Fat brought a crazy celebration of bikes and beer to Boise. Next weekend, the circus atmosphere of the first Boise Curb Cup will be completely homegrown. Local real estate developer Mark Rivers had been researching how alive some cities become during their short warm seasons. He discovered that communities such as London and Toronto burst with activity in the summer. Particularly in London, the summers are so short that people want to take advantage of every sunshiny moment. Rivers wanted to capture some of that urban vitality at home. “The streets and sidewalks come alive with people. They want to be outside, they want to be in their city and they want to be urban in their lifestyle,” Rivers said. So he put the word out in Boise that the inaugural Curb Cup would take place.` “You can launch an event and engage a community without spending a ton of money on traditional advertising because you have social media tools, but one thing we’re finding about this event is that it’s interactive. You get to pick your favorite people, shop a little bit and decide who’s going to get your valuable vote.” It’s that interactivity, and the advent of social media as an advertising tool that Rivers thinks will make the Curb Cup a truly 21st century event. The sense of competition inherent in the Curb Cup will


hopefully spur the performers to bring their A games. The winner of the inaugural Curb Cup will be chosen by viewers. Each viewer will be handed three tokens to give, as they see fit, to their favorite performer(s). The act with the most tokens takes home a check for $1,000 and the 3-foot-tall, 75-pound metal Curb Cup, created by local industrial artist/sculptor Amber Conger. Several other prizes will be awarded as well. “Historically, performance events are passive. You sit and listen to a performer and then you clap. Here, you actually get to participate. [Performers] can promote themselves using social media, people vote, there’s a lot of it that makes it pretty engaging ... it’s like being in your living room outside.” The parameters for the types of performances scheduled are fairly broad. If it’s legal, safe and family friendly, someone will probably be doing it. As of last week, nearly 85 performers had registered, so expect to see—and experience—a little bit of everything: musicians, dancers, magicians, fire eaters, hula hoopers, martial artists, a yo-yo champion, theater artists, improv artists, a puppeteer on a bike and even an interactive video game with a live person inside all vying for attention and tokens. Rivers said he expects more than 100 entrants by the time the numbers are tallied, which will include comedian Pete Peterson, who hopes to unseat Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter in the next election. Other comedians are slated to perform, but Peterson has one thing going for him that the others don’t. “I’m pretty sure I’ll be the only gubernatorial candidate,” Peterson said, laughing. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-4 p.m., downtown Boise on Eighth St. from Bannock to BODO. For more info, visit WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM



Despite a dearth of female depth in the script, Adriana Paz and Jessica Mas make solid impressions as Beto’s abandoned wife and Tato’s aggrandizing girlfriend. While first-time director Carlos Cuaron (who co-wrote brother Alfonso’s Y Tu Mama Tambien) shows good promise, his direcistory, both fictional and factual, is rife with brotherly tion is serviceable but not superlative. The robust and reflective bloodshed. Cain and Abel, Romulus and Remus, Scar and screenplay is his strongest contribution to the film, as Adam Mufasa. While fraternal friction isn’t usually this deadly, Kimmel’s vibrant cinematography and Leoncio Lara’s bandoneonthe natural one-upmanship and competition between brothers infused musical score are the star players on the production side. frequently alternates between motivation and deterioration. Rudo Although set up like a rags-to-riches sports film, Rudo y Cursi y Cursi, which premiered at the 2009 San Francisco International has little to do with professional soccer. The delineation between Film Festival in April, examines this dualism. talent and passion—Tato foolishly fancies himself a singer—and Beto (Diego Luna) and Tato the metaphor of contest as (Gael Garcia Bernal) are halfcombat prevails over scenes of brother plantation workers in athletic valor. It’s hard to tell if a rural Mexican village where Luna or Bernal even have any they play on a local soccer team. skill on the field, so scant are any While Beto earns the nickname soccer scenes. It’s surprising and “Rough” (Rudo) for his agstrangely satisfying, then, when gressive playing style, Tato’s the entire finale of the film hinges moniker “Cheesy” (Cursi) on a single goal kick. Much more arises from his flamboyant and is riding on this win than simply exuberant post-goal celebraa national title. tions. After talent scout Batuta Sports allegories get far too (Guillermo Francella) catches a much playing time in modern weekend scrimmage and offers cinema. They’re easy and crude, them representation on rival a shallow reflection of real conteams, the two yokels head for flicts and celebrations. By using a Mexico City and sport stardom. sports story simply as the engine But neither their big-city dreams of action and focusing primarily nor national popularity prevent on the life struggles of the two their small-town problems from tagging along, as protagonists, Cuaron turns this genre upside down. RUDO Y CURSI (R) Tato’s excessive lifestyle and Beto’s gambling adMuch like the 2008 baseball film Sugar, Rudo Directed by Carlos Cuaron diction threaten their career chances. y Cursi is more interested in the lifestyle of star Stars Diego Luna, Rudo y Cursi reunites actors Luna and Bernal athletes, the idea of fame and wealth, and whether Gael Garcia Bernal eight years after the international success of 2001’s these change how we act, rather than the sport Now playing at the Flicks Y Tu Mama Tambien, and their chemistry is just itself. By putting very real and compelling personas electric. Beto and Tato are who Tenoch and alities in the character’s cleats, the film’s pivotal Julio would have become, their quibbles as petty and camaraderie face-off causes the same breathless, riveted anticipation that any as powerful as in that film. All that has changed is their financial sports fan feels with a tied score and a minute remaining. Excuse circumstances. Francella’s turn as the poetically slick manager is my crass metaphor, but this rookie director just found himself in well-rounded, buoyed by his narrative musings on sports and life. my starting lineup.

FRATERNAL FUTBOL Rudo y Cursi tells of sibling soccer stars


SCREENLISTINGS special screening IT’S A TRIP PRESENTS: THE NOT SO GREAT SASQUATCH HUNT— Catch the world premiere of a local independent movie filmed in the Treasure Valley. See Picks, Page 14 for the full scoop on Sasquatch. (NR) Friday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., $10, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-387-1273, MAGADHEERA—The tag line for the two-hour-and-20-minute action/ romance Hindi film is “Even Death Cannot Kill Love.” Sunday, Aug. 30, 3 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-387-1273,

opening ADAM—Hugh Dancy (The Jane Austen Book Club, Confessions of a Shopaholic) plays Adam, an intelligent young man living with Asperger’s Syndrome in the chaos of New York City. Adam becomes distracted from his astrological calculations and deep thoughts when a beautiful woman moves into his apar tment building. (PG-13) Flicks THE FINAL DESTINATION—Nick O’Bannon (Bobby Camp) and his friends are hanging out at the race track when Nick experiences grisly visions about how the group will meet their untimely demise. Watch people get knocked in the face by flying hunks of sharp metal, get ground up in escalators and brushed to death in the drive through car wash—all in 3D. (R) Edwards 21


HALLOWEEN II—Rob Zombie is back in the director’s chair for the second installment of the holiday slasher film set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Ill. Tyler Mane reprises his role as Michael Myers who proceeds to chase his little sister Laurie Strode (Scout TaylorCompton) through the longs halls of a hospital. No one can help the girl when they have a 2-foot long blade sticking out of their back. Blood-curdling screams are like music to Michael’s ears. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 TAKING WOODSTOCK—Director Ang Lee takes a break from the tragedy genre for a foray into peace, love and music in the summer of 1969. The movie starring Demetri Mar tin, Liv Schreiber, Eugene Levy and Dan Fogler is adapted from the book by Elliot Tiber about his personal experience of organizing the three-day concer t that remains a high point in the memories of an entire generation. The music and musicians of Woodstock take a backseat to the experience of the festival. The movie revolves around the muddy concer tgoers, the organizers of Woodstock and the surprisingly non-violent action that took place in the rural fields of a 600-acre dair y farm in New York. (R) Flicks, Edwards 21

continuing 500 DAYS OF SUMMER—Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) reexamines the many lovely days he spent dating his cynical girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), before she broke up with him (PG-13) Flicks, Edwards 21

BANDSLAM—Will Bur ton (Gaelan Connell) is new in town and when talented singer Charlotte Banks (Alyson Michalka) asks him to manage her band, he jumps at the chance. Will fine tunes the raw and unproven band in preparation for the biggest competition of the year. Bandslam can make or break a band and as the group discovers its signature sound, Will falls for the lead guitar player Sa5m—the 5 is silent—(Vanessa Hudgens). (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 DEPARTURES—The Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film directed by Yojiro Takita stars Masahiro Motoki as a classic cellist who must return to his village after losing his seat in a major symphony. He finds employment assisting in the preparation of the dead following a Japanese ritual. (PG-13) Flicks Ends Thursday EVERY LITTLE STEP—The documentar y by James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo is full of dancing, singing and behind-the-scenes insights into the Broadway phenomenon that is A Chorus Line. (PG-13) Flicks Ends Thursday FUNNY PEOPLE—Director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) unites Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen (Superbad). Sandler plays George, a famous comedian who learns that he has one year to live, and as par t of his grieving takes a young comedian named Ira (Rogen) under his wing. Ira plays the par t of suppor ter and friend as George learns to live life in the moment. (R) Edwards 21 DISTRICT 9—Government secrets are thrust into the spotlight when a group of refugee aliens that were

kept separated from humans for nearly 30 years are moved. (R) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 G-FORCE—The Disney comedy is about a secret government program of guinea pigs equipped with advanced spy gizmos. (PG) Nor thgate, Edwards 21 G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA— Director Stephen Summers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) brings G.I. Joe and the rest of the popular toy line to the big screen. Dennis Quaid plays Gen. Hawk and Channing Tatum is Duke Hauser and together they lead the fight against the upstar t enemy Cobra. Child’s play turns into a worldwide battle for supremacy. (PG-13) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 GOODS: LIVE HARD SELL HARD— Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) possesses the ability to talk anyone into anything. Ready and his traveling band of used car salesmen will move heaven and Ear th to move metal. In order to save a dealership from bankruptcy, they stage sales with wild themes that get the customer excited, like if a buyer finds an alligator in the front seat of the car, it’s an instant $500 off the price. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE HANGOVER—Three friends head to Las Vegas before one of them takes the final plunge into matrimony. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) are charged with showing Doug (Justin Bar tha) a good time in Sin City. After a wild night at Caesar’s Palace, the groomsmen have massive hangovers, a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet, but the groom is nowhere to be found. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21


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SCREENLISTINGS HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE— Director David Yates leads the Hogwar ts gang through another school year of myster y and magic. Harr y returns, persisting in battle against his arch nemesis, Lord Voldemor t. (PG) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21

ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS—Ray Romano (Manny), John Leguizamo (Sid), Queen Latifah (Ellie) and Denis Lear y (Diego) lend their voices to this Ice Age sequel. (PG) Nor thgate, Edwards 21 INGLORIOUS BASTERDS— Quentin Tarantino directs Brad Pitt as Aldo Raine, the

leader of a squad of Jewish soldiers who march through Nazi occupied Europe, engaging in retribution attacks on German soldiers. On another front, Shoshanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) has fled the imminent execution of her family to hide out in Paris where she takes cover as the owner of a cinema. Raine’s

BOISE WEEKLY MOVIE TIMES Cut this out and put it on your fridge!

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, TO TUESDAY, SEPT. 1 Movie times were not available as of press time. Visit for updated listings. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; F-Su: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; M-Tu: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20


Flicks: F-Su: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9; M-Tu: 5, 7, 9


Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:15, 4:30 Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:25, 4:15


Flicks: W-Th only: 4:30, 7, 9:30 Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:20, 9:45 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 4:25, 7, 10:05 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:05, 1:30, 2:40, 4:20, 5:20, 7:10, 8:05, 9:55, 10:40



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Flicks: W-Th only: 7:05


Edwards 9: Th: 12:01 a.m. Edwards 21: Th: 12:01 a.m.


Edwards 21: Th: 12:01 a.m.


Edwards 21: W-Th: 4:50, 8:10


Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 7:10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30


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Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7, 9:35 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:15, 7:35, 10:25 Edwards 21: W-Th: 2:10, 4:55, 7, 7:50, 9:45, 10:30


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 4:40, 7:40, 10:20 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:35, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35, 10:05


Edwards 9: Th: 12:01 a.m. Edwards 21: Th: 12:01 a.m.


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10 Edwards 21: W-Th: 3:55, 6:30, 9:15

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE— Northgate: W-Th: 12:30, 4, 7:20 Edwards 9: W: 12:50, 4:05, 7:20, 10:35; Th: 12:50, 4:05, 7:20 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:10 Edwards IMAX: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15 ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS—



Northgate: W-Th: 4:35, 9:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:20, 2:35 Edwards 9: W-Th: 12:45, 4, 7:15, 10:30 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:30, 1:20, 3:45, 4:45, 7, 8:15, 10:15


Egyptian: F only: 7


Edwards 9: W: 1:25, 4:10, 7:05, 10:10; Th: 1:25, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Edwards 21: W-Th: 2:15, 5, 7:45, 10:25


Egyptian: Su only: 3


Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:35, 4, 6:50, 9:20


Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:55, 3:20, 5:35, 7:40, 10:10


Edwards 21: W-Th: 1:40, 4:25, 6:55, 9:50


Flicks: W-Th only: 5, 9



Northgate: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 4:35, 7, 9:10 Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:15, 4:35, 7:30, 9:55 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7:15, 9:25 Flicks: F-Su: 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30; M-Tu: 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 Edwards 21: Th: 12:01 a.m

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE— Northgate: W-Th: 12, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:20, 9:35; F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35; M-Tu: 5:05, 7:20, 9:35 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:20, 1:45, 2:45, 4:30, 5:25, 7:05, 8, 9:35, 10:35 TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—

Edwards 21: W-Th: 12, 3:15, 6:45, 10


Edwards 9: W-Th: 7:10, 10:15 Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:15, 2:30, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30


Edwards 21: W-Th: 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40

Movie times listed were correct as of press time. To verify: Edwards 21 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; Northgate Cinema, 208-377-2620, 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,


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SCREENLISTINGS band, called the basterds by the Germans, fall into a plot of attack with German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take out the Nazi leaders, who just happen to be appearing at Dreyfus’s cinema, where she has her own revenge planned. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 JULIE & JULIA—Julie (Amy Adams) is a frustrated temp worker who finds solace and inspiration cooking her way through 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Ar t of French Cooking. Julie keeps track of her culinar y adventures via a blog that foodies find irresistibly addictive. The delightful Julia Child is played by Mer yl Streep, and Julia’s husband, Paul, is played by Stanley Tucci. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 PONYO—World-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki puts his spin on the stor y inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fair y tale The Little Mermaid. The stor y follows an eager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) through her adventures in a quest to become human. A cast of actors lend their voices to the stor y including Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin and Betty White. (G) Edwards 21 POST GRAD—Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel of The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Gilmore Girls) is fresh out of college and expecting her life to kick into high gear any day now. When she discovers she is not the only graduate who is full of potential in the rat race, she moves back in

with mom, dad and grandma (Jane Lynch, Michael Keaton) and Carol Burnett). (PG-13) Edwards 21 THE PROPOSAL—Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a heavy-handed book editor who persuades her male assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marr y her so she won’t be depor ted back to Canada. (PG-13) Edwards 21 RUDO Y CURSI—See Screen, Page (R) Flicks Ends Thursday SHORTS—From Spy Kids director Rober t Rodriguez, the family friendly fantasy tale is about a young boy named Toby Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) and his parents (Jon Cr yer and Leslie Mann) who live in a small town where ever yone works for Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries. Mr. Black’s (James Spader) latest invention has taken the world by storm, but all young Toby wants is some friends. When a magical rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, Toby gets his wish, but he and his friends have to tr y and save the day when the rock falls into the hands of the power hungr y adults. (PG) Nor thgate, Edwards 9, Edwards 21 THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE—Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, Chicago librarian Henr y De Tamble (Eric Bana) has a hard time staying still due to a rare genetic disorder that sends him back and for th through time without any notice. On one of his trips, he meets the love of his life, Clare (Rachel McAdams) when she is a young

girl and tells her that they are destined to be together, sometimes. The two marr y and Clare is content with the fact that she found her soul mate, yet she never knows if he will be around to do odd jobs around the house or help raise their daughter. (PG-13) Nor thgate, Flicks, Edwards 21 TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN—Action, loads of metal smashing and grand explosions are par t of the second installment. The cast of the first movie, Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Tur turro star. (PG-13) Edwards 21 THE UGLY TRUTH—Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a single TV producer who is on the prowl for a man. When her employer teams her up with macho and opinionated TV personality Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), Richter is immediately turned off. Chadway remains persistent and takes her on a journey through the minds of men, and she manages to teach him a few things about women in return. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 21 X GAMES 3D: THE MOVIE— Featured athletes including Shaun White (skateboarding and snowboarding), Travis Pastrana (motocross and rally-car racing), Danny Way (skateboarding), Ricky Carmichael and Kyle Loza (motocross) and Bob Burnquist (skateboarding) fly, flip and twirl through the air at the 2008 X Games captured by filmmaker Steve Lawrence. (PG) Edwards 21


SHAKESPEAREAN DUEL: IDAHO FEST VERSUS DVD’S BEST I took in Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s preview performance of Twelfth Night several weeks ago. ISF’s craftsmanship blew me away, as it does every year, but I’m not a Theatridiot, a Playdiot or a Shakespearediot. I’m a Vidiot. So while I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I also left the show with a burning question: Could a version of this play watched on a home theater even hold a candle to one enacted on a stage nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills? The short answer: no. A living room is a poor substitute for a theater. And I know of no group of actors who better channel the Bard than those from the amphitheater on Warm Springs Avenue. The longer answer in a moment. First, here’s a 3SR (that’s “three sentence review”—call it my version of Cliff’s Notes) for Twelfth Night: Twins Viola and Sebastian fear the other has drowned, so Viola— in drag as Cesaria—goes to work for the lovesick Count Orsino, who sends Viola/Cesaria to dote upon Olivia. But Olivia falls for Cesaria/Viola, even as other gentlemen—among them her chief attendant, Malvolio—give chase. A love polygon results, and all end up confused and frustrated until the shades are drawn and all characters finally realize their situations. I ordered two versions of Twelfth Night from Netflix, hoping one of them would feature a modern English script. No such luck. One of them at least bore Kenneth Branagh’s name (as producer). I typically find his Shakespearean interpretations outstanding, so I wasn’t worried. But this 1988 “filmed play” was made for TV, and though camera angles alternated, the minimal scenery looked scarcely better than a high school drama club’s. The interpretation lacked heart, and without fellow audience members chuckling alongside me, the version came up painfully short. I fast forwarded through most of the footage, playing only the parts I’d most enjoyed at ISF. But even those were hard to swallow. The second movie was an actual movie, with a semi-recognizable cast (featuring Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Grant), a plethora of real-world sets and loads of realistic character interaction and blocking. So kinetic and logical were the movements of these actors that Shakespeare’s poetical old English began to even make sense. Clearly, theater doesn’t directly translate to the small screen. But if it’s deftly done, it can succeed in cinematic format, even if the original language is intact. If nothing else, watching a film version is a great way to expose the uninitiated to the play prior to attendance. In fact, given its production values, 1996’s Twelfth Night should be a fun standalone piece for Shakespeare fans. But when compared to the acting chops of locals Sara Bruner, David Anthony Smith (two of my favorites) and ISF newcomer Ian Gould—whose high-pitched antics kept me in stitches all show long—no version of any budget, with any number of Hollywood stars, on any size screen, could compare. And if you didn’t know, when a Vidiot recommends ditching the television for the real world, he means it.



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LIQUID ASSETS Idaho’s whitewater industry has taken a hit,

workers, leaving 18 full-time employees. But for both companies, preparation and diversification have kept them afloat. Aire has broken into three distinct divisions: Aire, which designs and manufactures whitewater rafts, catarafts and inflatable kayaks; Outcast, which specializes in fishing gear; and Aire Industrial, a he whitewater industry has been cultivated for decades in relatively new venture that manufactures products for industrial spill Idaho. From outfitters who take tourists for brief jaunts into containment. For Aire, which was founded 20 years ago, the diversithe world of fast water to the hard-core river rat who makes fication has led to a year-round business in a seasonal industry. a pilgrimage to the Gem State’s renowned wild rivers: big water Aire also manufactures some private-label products for outmeans big money. doors giant Cabela’s, as well as Sportsman’s Warehouse and Bass Idaho is one of the anchor states for the industry, with two Pro Shops. whitewater raft and inflatable kayak manufacturers headquartered In recent years, Aire has outsourced some of its manufacturing in the Boise area and a third, Northwest River Sports, in Moscow. overseas, and now 70 percent of its whitewater products, 10 percent The West has one of the largest concentrations of the whitewater of its fishing and 100 percent of the industrial products are manufacindustry in the world simply because it’s home to some of the biggest tured in Aire’s 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Meridian. As he walked past massive tables on which machines automatically cut giant rolls of brightly colored PVC fabric into the patterns of various products, Callanan said the company turns out roughly 7,000 units each year, including rafts, kayaks and assorted offerings. Diversification came in the form of a retail store for Maravia. After buying the rafting business and relocating the company to Boise, Tims and his wife, Loretta, purchased Cascade Outfitters in 1995 and brought the Eugene, Ore.-based outdoors retail store to Idaho to complement the rafting company. With a retail location in the front portion of the Maravia manufacturing facility—which lies next to the Boise River in Garden City— Cascade Outfitters sells outdoors, rafting and camping equipment on site, via catalog and on the Internet. Tims said sales of camping and clothing lines are still doing well, and Internet sales have been a strong point. Cascade has even partnered with online retail giant Amazon to reach new markets. Tims said the company has been more aggressive in terms of sale pricing this year New rafts come together by hand at Maravia’s facility in Garden City. than in the past in an effort to lure rafters into checking out the new products. and longest whitewater rivers around. Maravia is also able to appeal to outfitters and private boaters And while Boise-based companies Maravia and Aire both have who want customized logos, names and even images on their boats. strong international reputations, what happens when the economy Touring the facility where numerous rafts in various stages of confalters and a new $4,000 raft just isn’t in the budget? struction rest stacked against each other, Loretta Tims described how “This year is difficult,” said Chris Callanan, sales and marketing Maravia boats are painted with a colored urethane coating in booths representative for Aire, based in Meridian. “Business certainly took resembling those in an autobody shop. The painting process allows a downturn.” for the customization of both color and graphic designs. Callanan said the first quarter of the business year was the slowDoug Tims said the company turns out roughly 600 inflatable est, as retailers and outfitters (professional guides) alike waited to units (rafts, kayaks and catarafts) each year, all of which are manumake any orders, but he added the company has seen a marked factured entirely in Idaho. improvement since then. And while it would seem that Aire and Maravia would be bitter It’s roughly the same story at Maravia, which was founded in rivals, duking it out for a share of a limited market, Cascade OutfitCalifornia in 1972, then moved to Idaho in 1985. ters is actually an authorized Aire dealer, and several models of the “The recession has definitely affected our business, primarily competitor’s boats fill the Cascade showroom. on the outfitter side,” wrote Maravia CEO Doug Tims from his Both Boise companies said while the economic downturn has summer outpost in the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return. been hard, it’s not the first time the industry has been challenged “Outfitted trips nationwide are down, so they have deferred capital like this. purchases—just like they did after 9/11.” “It is not our first rodeo,” Tims wrote. According to the most recent Outdoor Industry Association OutTims, Callanan and Councill all agree that the industry will door Topline Report, which looks at industry-wide sales and trends, undergo some contraction after this year, with less stable companies the entire paddle-sports business has taken a hit. falling by the wayside. Councill said the real test is fast approaching, According to the report, sales dropped roughly 8 percent in the when retailers and outfitters begin to place pre-season orders and first half of 2009 compared to the same period of 2008. industry representatives gather for several upcoming trade shows “The picture can best be described as mixed,” said Ed Councill, and conferences. CEO of the Paddlesports Industry Association, based in Kentucky. “[It will] give us a pretty good clue on the strength of the retail Councill said the industry in some parts of the county was hit market,” Councill said. harder than in others, with the biggest decline seen in areas with But both Aire and Maravia are planning for the future, with longthe largest unemployment and home foreclosure rates. But in well- range plans to attract more business. established whitewater areas with destination rivers, the situation Callanan said Aire will be introducing a scaled-down inflatable isn’t as bad, he said. kayak in 2010, appealing to physically smaller boaters. Tims said “Good is the new great,” Callanan said of the atmosphere at the Maravia is now offering a 10-year warranty for private boaters, and recent Outdoor Retailers trade show in Salt Lake City. the company is working with Grand Canyon Outfitters to create an Both Aire and Maravia said sales to individual rafters have been alternative-fuel-powered motored boat for use in the Grand Canyon. stronger than to outfitters, many of whom are choosing to make do Both companies also have no plans to leave Idaho or the Boise with the boats they have rather than invest in new equipment. area, pointing to the quality of life as a major draw. To date, Aire has been able to avoid laying off any of its 34 full“If you like river running, why be anywhere else?” Tims time employees, but Maravia has had to make cuts, laying off seven wrote.

but it’s still afloat




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On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.





or years, Bacquet’s made a trip to the mall tolerable. Having rom the bustling, mirror-filled brasseries of Paris to the staked out a location on the bottom floor of Boise Towne Square, low-lit creperies of Brittany, every French restaurant I’ve but one colossal example of America’s quintessential shopping visited has had one uniting thread—they all blare random experience, Bacquet’s defiantly claimed “patio” space, offered a winepop music. Le Coq Rouge, a French joint off Overland and Maple laden respite from the incessant surrounding consumerism and swadGrove is no exception. And there’s something charmingly authendled weary shoppers in a spirit-lifting blanket of European hospitality. tic about that. Le Coq Rouge is act two for chef Franck Bacquet and wife Linda, Though Le Coq Rouge is billed as a brasserie, it seems much and it’s the phoenix rising from the ashes of the now defunct Bacquet’s. closer to a bistro. The typical brasserie, which means brewery However, if there were an even more unlikely location than a mall for in French, is a bustling croque-monsieur-and-frites kind of place a French restaurant, it’s the location of Le Coq Rouge. To say the bras- where you bump elbows with the red-lipped ladies chain smoking serie is “hidden” among townhouses Gauloises next to you. Bistros, on the and office plazas is an understatement, other hand, are smaller, family owned but it’s one that continues Bacquet’s spots that focus on wine and a feature a mall tradition of pushing back against limited assortment of constantly changthe mainstream America grain. ing comfort food dishes. In essence: Le When you decide to dine at Le Coq Rouge. Coq Rouge, call ahead first. I arrived A chalkboard hanging near the restauone Saturday afternoon during stated rant’s cheese case features a 10-or-so item business hours to find the restaurateurs menu scrawled in French. The tables are had decided not to serve lunch that day draped with red-checkered cloths held in in order to prep an upcoming dinner place by large carafes of water. Strands party. Second, when you do call ahead, of fake flowers and ribbons cascade make reservations to ensure that when down from the ceiling and French movie you show up during serving hours, posters freckle the walls. But the most you’ll have a seat. The strip mall space authentically French aspect of the joint is quaint, not spacious, and is without has less to do with the kitschy decor than a large area to accommodate waiting it does with a prevailing mindset: No one parties. Though the exterior is inconthere is in any particular hurry. gruous with the cuisine, the interior is The first thing that clued me in to this more appropriate, dressed head to toe laid-back attitude was the puzzled exin kitsch—French and not, antique and pression that swept over our server’s face not. For example, the women’s bathwhen we didn’t order wine immediately. room has a three-hook, three-rooster After translating the menu in a thick wall hanging (in red, of course) and French accent, our waiter, who learned a 5-foot-tall replica of La Tour Eiffel English in Paris by watching That ’70s stuffed with Christmas lights, making Show, asked us again if we wanted it reminiscent of the real deal circa anything to drink. We caved quickly, 2000, when thousands of lights lit the selecting two glasses of the Les Jamelle tower in celebration of the millennium. sauvignon blanc ($6.50 each) to compleOn assignments involving French ment an order of escargot ($15). Though cuisine, I typically invite along my I felt naked without a wine or food menu father, falling back on his childhood clutched in my hands, giving up a bit of in France and my Memere’s culinary meal curatorial control added considerLE COQ ROUGE arsenal as a litmus. Not this time. The chatter of ably to our leisurely dining experience. 1320 S. Maple Grove Rd. French in the kitchen area and curiosities like a A quarter of a glass of wine later, a creviced ce208-376-9463 column plastered in posters of French films—sumramic dish spitting hot droplets of butter was set Open Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. moning Parisian Morris columns without the green delicately in front of us. Six swirling brown shells paint—were enough of a foreshadow of the meal sat in mini butter hot tubs, a spray of browned, to come without relying on my elders. minced garlic, fennel and parmesan clinging At Le Coq Rouge, selecting wine is an affair accomplished off the to their backs. Without missing a beat, my date inadvertently shelf rather than from a menu, and it’s typical for a guest to wander reenacted the classic American-in-France comedy routine, sending the wine aisle in search of a bottle. A Rigal Malbec ($26.99) started off a slippery snail shell clanking across the table. “Look at that S car our night at a slow trot, followed leisurely by a basket of fluffy cubes go” jokes abounded. Plunging a hunk of herbed focaccia into the of focaccia (which later was replaced by a much more fitting crusty ba- pungent butter mixture, my date, newly rid of his escargot virginguette). The smell of garlic punctuated the air as we perused the menu, ity, sighed happily: “I feel like I just became a gourmand.” which was handwritten on a chalkboard across the room. As the butter coma set in, we made a calorically appropriAfter lingering over wine, a starter of escargot ($15) soon achieved ate decision and decided to split the coquilles St. Jacques ($25), garlic saturation in the air at our table. Tender, well-seasoned and genseared sea scallops on a bed of linguine. Three-fourths of a glass of erously buttered, Bacquet’s escargots reinforced my opinion that fresh wine later, the dish arrived—six large scallops resting on a nest of or canned, escargot need only a decent butter to be a rare treat. noodles, all submerged in a sweet, creamy white wine reduction. Having been talked out of carre d’agneau in favor of the braised Though the pasta was sloppily cooked, with some noodles overly lamb shank ($29) by our server, I found it a suitable trade, served in al dente and glued together, a swift knife swipe revealed that the a shallow pool of sauce with a citrus kick and sided with fried new scallops were seared to a ghost-white perfection. The dish’s sauce potatoes and roasted baby peppers. A dish of emince de canard ($25) played up the scallops’ inherent sweetness and even took it a waltz was served aux pommes over fettuccine, roasted baby peppers and further, adding wisps of thinly sliced, sweet orange mango. It was asparagus. The dish rated second to the lamb shank, if only because one of the best scallop preparations I’ve ever had. Heck, I’d even the duck was slightly more well done than we’d have preferred. Dessert go so far as to say it changed the very way I think about scallops. was a deep glass of strawberry mousse ($6.50) and a dense German By the time our glasses were bone dry and we had savored cheesecake ($6.50), both topped with freshly whipped cream. every last bite of the coquilles, my date and I looked at the clock Before you rush out to Le Coq Rouge for any of the dishes menand realized we’d unconsciously let two hours slip by. Suddenly tioned here, heed my third warning: The menu changes weekly based snapped back into reality, we flagged down our waiter for the on—as described by a server with a thick French accent—the chef’s check. Next time, we agreed, we’ll order a bottle of wine and let whim and what he feels like cooking. the loud French pop music wash over us until we’ve made room for the cheese plate. And dessert. And maybe some more wine. —Rachael Daigle knows that without proper planning, —Tara Morgan loves red-lipped, Gauloises-smoking Frenchies. escargots today, escargone tomorrow. WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM


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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 or fax to 342-4733.

American BLUE COW FROZEN YOGURT— Make a delicious and nutritious treat by choosing from 12 different frozen yogurt flavors. Customers decorate their yogurt desserts by helping themselves to more than 30 hard, fruit and syrup toppings. Place the creation on the scale and pay by the ounce. 2333 Apple St., 208-338-1000. SU OM . BRICK 29 BISTRO—Chef Dustan Bristol is co-owner of Nampa’s casually upscale eatery which serves fancy takes on common foods. Asian pork tacos come with a side of apple-almond coleslaw and fancier still, an open-face Reuben sandwich with a cup of pumpkin bisque all topped off with flourless chocolate cake. 320 11th Ave. S., 208-4680029. $-$$ SU OM.

BRICK OVEN BISTRO—Lovingly called the Beanery by longtime patrons, this Grove hot spot with everything homemade has some of the best comfort food around. 801 N. Main St., 208-342-3456. $ P SU OM. BUFFALO WILD WINGS—Gnaw on some spicy wings drowned in sauce or go for some ribs, sandwiches or tenders. The menu is full of food and drink choices including grazin’ green salads and mojitos. 3223 E. Louise Dr., Meridian, 208-2885485. $-$$ SU OM P . BUNGALOW RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE—Sometimes sweet and other times savory, always delightfully delicious. Stop in for a light lunch (served Monday through Friday) with items varying from soups and salads to an extensive “munchies” menu, including shrimp, grits and calamari.

Their entrees cover the dining spectrum as well, with marinated pork chops, pan roasted wild salmon and stuffed free range chicken. 1520 N. 13th St., 208-3319855. $$-$$$ P SU OM . CHEF ROLAND’S—Chef Roland Joseph is serving up Cajun fare complete with hushpuppies, locally grown collard greens and red beans and rice. Choose between gumbo or jambalaya to go along with fried catfish, Cajun barbecue ribs or savory brisket. If there is room after all that flavor, go for a piece of key lime or sweet potato pie. 1221 W. Boise Ave., 208-344-4387. $-$$ SU. DONNIE MAC’S TRAILER PARK CUISINE—Located in the developing Linen District, Donnie Mac’s Trailerpark Cuisine may be downhome, but it’s certainly not from the trailer park. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, fries, some very tasty fry sauce, the valley’s only frozen custard, mac ‘n’ cheese and breakfast. Yowza! 1515 W. Grove St., 208-3387813. $-$$ P SU OM . FOCACCIA’S—Chef Bill Green transformed his catering business into a full-service restaurant with a rotating menu featuring specialty food items ranging seafood and vegetarian all the way to French Classical, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Soups and salads may be a good choice if a diner is going for the house specialty dessert made in-house by the pastry chef. Selections include a


HEY, LOCAVORE If you’ve had your head stuck in the bottom of a bowl of massaman, as I am wont to do on occasion, and have thus far missed out on the burgeoning locavore movement in town, here’s a quick catch-up. Locavore [low-kah-voor]: one who endeavors to consume food that has been produced in close proximity to the place where it is to be consumed. The term “close proximity” varies depending on one’s definition, though it’s common to draw an imaginary 100-mile circle around one’s house and declare that as local. In places where the northernmost part of the state isn’t a day’s drive away, it’s also common to define local as anything grown in-state. For Boise locavores, however, throwing aside an onion from Ontario in favor of a steak from Sandpoint doesn’t make much sense from a mileage perspective. In the last year, a number of locavore groups have sprung up casually among friends, and I’d suspect that with the undeniable popularity of films like Food, Inc., many more people are thinking seriously about where their food comes from and considering changes. Whether you’re new to the idea of eating locally, completely committed to it or just curious about what it means, area farmers markets are the easiest places to start making changes; however, they’re not the only option. Pay attention in grocery stores and you’ll find fruits and vegetables grown on a farm near you. And we’re just starting to see some options that I’d consider “beyond the market.” This weekend, for example, Thunder Mountain Line and Idaho Preferred have teamed up for the Locavore Express. The ride follows the Thunder Mountain rails up to Banks, where dinner will be a gourmet meal of all-Idaho food, paired with, of course, all-Idaho wine. The trip marks the start of Idaho Preferred Month, which runs through September, highlighting the variety of food grown and raised in Idaho. And whether you want my opinion or not, I’m going to give it to you: Paying attention to Idaho Preferred Month is one of the best things you can do as a foodie each year. Know who your local farmers and producers are and support them year round. Why? Consider this: Idaho consumes 16 million pounds of carrots each year, and 99 percent of them are trucked in at the cost of $3.5 million. Some estimate that it would take only 632 acres, or less than one square mile, to grow all of the carrots Idaho consumes annually. Eating closer to home not only means supporting your neighbors, but also indirectly reducing your carbon footprint. Thunder Mountain Line’s Locavore Express leaves the Horseshoe Bend station Sunday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30, and BW Card members have access to Thunder Mountain Line tickets at a discounted rate (contact BW Office Manager Shea Sutton for details at 208-344-2055). For further details on the ride or to purchase tickets, call 877-IDARAIL or visit For more information on Idaho Preferred Month, visit

UP AND COMING Speaking of eating locally ... here’s a chance to see what the buzz over local food is all about while letting someone else do the cooking. The annual City Harvest Celebration is Saturday, Sept. 5, featuring a potluck-style dinner of locally grown food from restaurants that are members of Think Boise First. Ticket holders get dinner, but the non-ticket holders can stop in for a glass of Idaho wine or beer while the silent auction and free concerts entertain. Tickets are $10 for children 12 and younger and $20 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

P.S. As promised, news of Smashburger: Not half bad at all. Flavorful meat, thick pickles, fresh produce, herbed fries. Now open at 3223 E. Louise Dr. in Meridian.


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DININGGUIDE Chocolate Truffle Ugly Cake best experienced with closed eyes and an open mouth. 404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-3222838. $-$$ SU OM . GRAPE ESCAPE—Fine wine, delicious lunch and dinner, delectable desserts and light bites make this little bistro a great place to meet with great friends. And, if you can’t get to Grape Escape, they’ll bring their casual elegance to you at any of your functions or events with their fabulous catering. 800 W. Idaho St., 208-3680200. $-$$ P SU. ONO HAWAIIAN CAFE—A wide variety of the flavors of Hawaii are offered in the form of pupus, sushi, sandwiches and satays. And wherever Ono’s catering operation, the Kanak Attack van is parked and serving, a BW staffer is most likely in the vicinity with money in hand. 2170 Broadway Ave., 208-429-9111. $$-$$$ P SU OM . PAIR—Delicious breakfast and dinner in an atmospheric, upscale bistro downtown. A cozy place for cocktails. The fruit cup—with lovelies like pomegranate and coconut—is recommended. 601 W. Main St., 208-343-7034. $$-$$$ P SU OM. WILLOWCREEK GRILL—Contemporary cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The extensive menu features Northwest favorites such as salmon served up a little different in a fish and twigs option, (twigs are fries at Willowcreek). Choose from a selection of yummies like fried portobello sticks and a wide selection of burgers topped with treats like pastrami and Swiss. New to the mix is the addition of sushi in the sister establishment right next door at RAW Sushi. One kitchen serving something for everyone; it doesn’t get much better. 2273 S. Vista Ave., Ste 150, 208-343-5544. 1065 E. Winding Creek Dr., Eagle, 208-938-3010. $-$$ P OM.

Diner ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many meats followed by “& Eggs” on one menu. Come early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 507 W. Main St., 208-3381198. $ P SU OM . BLUE JEANS CAFE—Breakfast (starting at 6 a.m. for you early birds) and lunch with some of the biggest biscuits and gravy in the state. Freshly baked pastries, salads and sandwiches. 9140 W. Emerald St., # 300, 208-658-5053. $ . THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE—With moose-inspired decor, an eatery where diners can get tasty bistro fare like soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps. Think about dining in their new sunroom or outside. 79 Aikens Road., 208-939-3079. $ P OM. GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO—A desperately popular breakfast destination and with good reason. Generous portions of eggs, hash, cinnamon rolls and more. Good gravy. Can’t make it for breakfast? They’ve got lunch, too. 108 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-4100. $-$$ SU . MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—Get pancakes, biscuits and gravy and eggs for breakfast, or just go straight to dessert and enjoy one of Moon’s famous milkshakes. Founded in 1955, Moon’s has the best breakfast and milkshakes in town, plus an online ordering option for fast delivery, check it out at Moon’s offers a fine selection of beer and wine which makes the latest addition to the milkshake flavors possible—a milkshake made with Guinness Stout. 712 W. Idaho St., 208-385-0472. $ SU OM .

THE GRIDDLE—Two whopping menus to satisfy all your from-scratch breakfast and lunch cravings. Get crepes, hotcakes, quiche, good ole bacon and eggs for breakfast, or if lunch is what you require, order up a house specialty sandwich or stick with something more traditional like a Philly cheesesteak or hot roast beef sandwich. 2310 E. Overland Road, 208-288-1848. $-$$ SU . THE TROLLEY HOUSE—The only remnant of Boise’s streetcar system and a favorite neighborhood diner. No-frills atmosphere, efficient service and a giant menu with everything from eggs Benedict to burgers to a lo-cal section. BYOB. 1821 Warm Springs Ave., 208-345-9255. $-$$ SU .

European CAFE RUSSIAN BEAR—Owner Oleg Mironov and his wife make every single thing on the menu from scratch. Borscht, Russian crepes, beef stroganoff, potato pancakes— it’s all homemade. If you are as hungry as a bear, the cafe serves up borscht in up to 18 ounce servings. No preservatives or pre-made ingredients, ever. Try their unique selection of Russian beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner. 600 S. Rivershore Lane, 208-9391911. $-$$ . These restaurants are only a few of Boise’s eateries. For a comprehensive list of restaurants in Boise and the surrounding areas, visit and click on “Food” and then on “Find Restaurants.” Do you have a BW Card yet? Save 40 percent at participating restaurants. For details, visit and click on the BW Card icon.


AFFORDABLE PINOT NOIR New Zealand, once best known for their its sauvignon blancs, is now on a roll with pinot noir. That wasn’t always the case. About 10 years back Kiwi Pinot was rather pricey and under performing. The wines were decent, some better than that, but the quality was inconsistent and the sticker on most bottles ran more than $30. At the time, that would buy you a very nice Burgundy that was a much better pinot, but things have changed. We put together a tasting of non-domestic pinot noirs from around the world, all priced under $20, and three New Zealand wines tied for first place. Here are the panel’s top picks: 2008 MANU PINOT NOIR, $15.99 The most beautifully aromatic of the trio hails from Marlborough. It offers a layered complexity that is alluring—dark fruit, coffee, mushroom, earth, bacon fat and more. It’s ripe and round in the mouth with supple bing cherry and dried stone fruit flavors throughout. Nice touches of coffee, spice and chocolate add interest. This wine delivers a lot more than you expect at this price point. 2007 MT. DIFFICULTY ROARING MEG PINOT NOIR, $19.50 This pinot from the central Otega region of New Zealand is the richest of the three favorites with aromas that are almost syrah-like, but with a touch of Burgundian funk. Flavorwise, it leans toward Burgundy, though in a bigger and bolder style and opens with appealing raspberry and creamy cherry fruit, along with an earthy core of light minerality that’s matched by soft oak and a subtle meatiness throughout. This wine is a good value for the level of quality. 2008 YEALANDS PINOT NOIR, $11.99 Light and lovely floral and fruit aromas dominate the nose (cherry, strawberry, rose petal, violet) and are backed by dusty notes of earth, leather and herb. On the palate, it’s a mouthful of sweet cherry and ripe plum along with soft hints of anise, chocolate and spice. All that is nicely balanced by the proper hit of acidity that amps up a bit on the finish. The amazing value makes it a great choice to pair with everything from paella to pizza. This week’s panel: David Kirkpatrick, Boise Co-op Wine Shop; Cindy Limber, Bardenay; Kevin Settles, Bardenay; Scott Sprague, Idaho Wine Merchant; Leslie Young, Boise Co-op Wine Shop.



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o you know anyone looking for a brand new, family friendly starter home in a low-key community where the cashiers at the local grocery store greet their customers by name? Throughout the Treasure Valley, newer subdivisions are struggling to attract buyers to purchase existing inventory, which, in some locales, has been sitting vacant for more than a year. But in the case of Pioneer Estates in Kuna, five new starter homes have sold in the past three months. Many of the materials used to construct the house appear to be of better quality than in equivalent models from two other locally known, entry-level builders. The floor plan is simple and functional, and the structure doesn’t feel shoe-horned onto its lot. This week’s home is a brand new two-story dwelling disguised as a single level. From the street, it looks like an attractive but unassuming residence with a great-room layout and a two-car garage. But two bedrooms, an open flex space and a full bathroom are hidden underneath the gabled roof’s peak. Inside, you’ll find textured walls and a main-level master suite—convenient for a maturing couple. A great room flows from the living room to an informal dining space and into the kitchen. The first floor also contains a full guest bathroom and a bedroom that would work as a nursery or home office. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, honey-tinted knotty alder cabinets and a free-standing work island. An oil-rubbed bronze chandelier hangs above the casual dining area, where there is enough space to host a dinner party for six. The upper level is nothing short of a teenager’s haven. Two bedrooms are arranged on opposite ends of the floor. Between them sits a full bathroom and an open space where a loveseat, television and video game system could be set up. A scruffy patch of land surrounding a big retention pond one block away is in the process of being turned into a fouracre city park. When the project is complete, it will also have walking paths connecting the subdivision. This home sits on a lot that is almost one-fifth of an acre, making it wider than the usual .12- to .15-acre parcels normally found in a starter sub. Out front, the facade of the side-loaded two-car garage is enhanced with two shutterflanked windows, board-and-batten siding and a stacked stone wainscot. Kuna is home to the World Center for Birds of Prey, which is a rehab center for injured raptors, and also the headquarters for The Peregrine Fund, where falcons and condors are bred. The center, is about eight miles away as the osprey flies, but is 15 miles by car. On those afternoons when you don’t feel like cooking dinner, friendly locals converge for some damn fine Mexican food at the casual El Gallo Giro restaurant in downtown Kuna, a 1.5-mile bicycle ride from this house’s front door.


PROS: Brand new family-friendly home in low-key Kuna. CONS: Subdivision is still under construction. —Jennifer Hernandez Open House: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30, noon-4 p.m.



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208-342-3508 Molly is a 1-year-old purebred black Lab who is both house- and cratetrained and is said to get along well with adults and children of all ages. Molly also gets along with other dogs and, in fact, would probably be better off in a home with other dogs to keep her company. She is friendly and playful and will require regular exercise. She knows a few commands and is ready to learn more. (Kennel 422 - #7281995)


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Andy is a large male 2-year-old orange and white tabby-marked cat who is neutered and declawed. He loves to be petted and is talkative, playful, affectionate and very friendly. Andy has always lived in the house or garage and has been an only pet. Since he is declawed, it would be best to keep him indoors. (Please ask for his location when visiting.) (Kennel 27 - #8290544)

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Joe is a large (133 lbs.) 3-year-old dog who is German shepherd/rottweiler. He is a “gentle giant” of a dog who is very sweet and loving and good buddy material. Joe knows some basic commands and learns quickly when using positive reinforcement. Although this is a large boy, he is fairly easy to handle and work with. A good, lighter diet and regular exercise would be beneficial. (Kennel 309 - #8168804)


This 6-month-old red Cocker Spaniel mix dog is happy, lively and raring to go. He likes other dogs and enjoys the company of humans. This little guy is ready for regular exercise, an obedience class and a home with an owner who will allow him to be part of the family. He only weighs 17 lbs. but should continue to grow to his full size in the next few month. (Kennel 308 - #8224572)


Herbs & More specializes in iris readings to find the root cause of health problems. A Nature’s Sunshine distributor. Stop by for an iris reading $40 value, 1/2 price special. 2613 W. Camas, off Vista. 336-3023.


This sweet, 5-month-old black, orange and white shorthaired kitten was found as a stray without ID. She is very sweet and mellow and is well socialized. She is litterbox-trained and would love to have an indoor home where she can have a permanent lap to cuddle up in. The Idaho Humane Society is still full of cats that need loving homes. If you can help, please visit your local animal shelter today. (Kennel 16 - #8294598)

These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats 2833 S. Victory View Way, Boise, ID 83709


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I’m a strikingly beautiful tortie with spectacular markings. My fur is the color of a perfectly crisp autumn day. I’m looking for a patient companion to love and who loves me. I can start out shy, but I thrive on attention. Once someone starts petting and whispering to me, I just blossom.



Onyx symbolizes soothing others, the midnight hour and releasing negativity. I was abandoned by people I thought loved me. It was truly my midnight hour. I’m ready now to let go of my past and learn to trust again. I want someone to share my heart with, someone to comfort and be comforted by.

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BW MUSICAL INSTRUCTION <J>I6GA:HHDCH Beginner and Intermediate 20+ years musical experience. In your home or in my studio. Please call Ken at 208-283-1841 or Email at ;G::DC"A>C:8A6HH>;>:969H Place your FREE on-line classifieds at Just click on “Post Your FREE Ad.” No phone calls please.

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Summer comfort stat “Save me” Seeding org. Statement of fact “My best soldiers,” according to Douglas MacArthur 36 In shape 37 A.A.A. Recommendation: Abbr. 38 “Feed me”






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51 Modern trivia competition locale 54 “For me?” 57 Irishman who was a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2005 58 ___ ligation 61 Ones entering rehab 62 Enters gradually 64 Snorkeling sites 66 Break off 67 Plug 68 Gets no answers wrong on the test 69 1993 TV western starring Kenny Rogers and Travis Tritt 71 Invites to one’s apartment, say 73 Scott Turow’s first book was about them 74 Nevada city 75 “Shoot me” 78 Mo. with Natl. Grandparents’ Day 79 ___ Dubos, humanist who said “Think globally, act locally” 80 Old verb suffix 81 Superlative on “Top Chef” 85 Fearsome Foursome team 87 Like some grain 89 Rough shelter 90 N.C.A.A. women’s basketball powerhouse 92 “Lean on me” 96 Herd of whales 97 Pickup place for pets 98 Airline mentioned in “Back in the U.S.S.R.” 99 Former Miss America host 100 Al dente 101 “Make me” 104 Actress Hagen 105 Singing Simon 106 Bartender’s announcement 107 “Kiss me”

111 Friend ___ friend 112 Draft status 113 Where Jean-Claude Killy practiced 114 Theater area 115 Lighting director’s choice 116 Bank bailout acronym 117 Big success 118 Child often having special responsibilities

DOWN 1 Where many commuters live, informally 2 Balloon or blimp 3 Sweet potato nutrient 4 Icelandic money 5 To be abroad 6 British mil. decoration 7 Enter quickly 8 Won’t take no for an answer 9 Org. overseeing trials 10 Port pusher 11 Come across as 12 Holders of body lubricating fluids 13 Lake ___, source of the Mississippi 14 Pops in the nursery 15 Send 16 “It’s on me” 17 Go off track 18 What kings rule 24 Classical rebuke 26 Choose to participate 30 Cobblers’ needs 32 Like some bonds 33 Stilt, e.g. 34 Eyes and ears 38 Arcangelo ___, Italian violin master 39 Sign of hunger 40 Tonga-to-Hawaii dir. 42 Daytime talk show starting in 1987 44 “___ little silhouetto of a man” (“Bohemian Rhapsody” lyric)

46 Big word in German ads 47 Ballet set in the Rhineland 49 Word that led to the “Why a duck?” routine by the Marx brothers 50 Walk-___ 52 Before 53 Cans 55 Nasty words 56 Housing arrangement 57 Congressional terms, e.g. 58 Scale weights 59 Functional 60 “Write me” 63 Child’s wheels 65 Bank holdings? 67 Battle star 70 Hamper 71 Batsman 72 Mom-and-pop org. 76 Very, very tired 77 Singing brothers’ surname 79 Presidential inits. 82 Wrap around 83 Hollywood hopefuls 84 Flapdoodle L A S T



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“___ of robins …” Ready for a drive? Protest cry Get moving again, in a way 91 Wine order 92 Mechanic 93Cap attachment 94 Obsession 95 Sweet treat 98 Safari leader 100 Unit of capacitance 102 Resident of the Land of Cakes 103 Places to unwind 105 Thing to wind 108 Hardwood source 109 One who knows one’s liabilities 110 E.T.S. offering Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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FREEW I L L ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): What I wish for you this week is that you won’t be satisfied with mediocre truths; that you’ll be a fussy per fectionist focused on cutting out waste, fraud and delusion; that you’ll be itchy to know more about the unacknowledged games that are being played. Frustration, I hope, will be your holy fuel. Unsweetened lemonade, I trust, will be your rejuvenating drink. These are blessings, Aries, not curses! I pray that you’ll pick one of your scabs until it bleeds so the healing process can star t over—the right way this time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): What have you always wanted to yell from the pinnacle of the hill in the distance? This is the week to go there and yell it. What is that safe way of getting high that you’ve always wanted to tr y but never had the time for before? This is the week to tr y it. What is the alluring phenomenon that is always going on just outside the reach of your ordinar y awareness—the seductive pull you have always somehow resisted? This is the time to dive in and explore it. (Thanks to John Averill for his inspiration in composing this horoscope. His tweets are at GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden because of an incident involving an apple, right? Wrong. Many biblical scholars suspect the fruit in question was either a fig, grape or pomegranate. I mention this, Gemini, because I think you’d be wise to review your own personal myth of exile. It’s time to question the stor y you have been telling yourself about how your paradise got lost. Evidence you discover in the coming days just might suggest that ever ything you’ve believed is at least half-wrong—that your origins are different from what you imagine. And as for the forbidden fruit that supposedly led you astray: You may realize that it was actually a precious medicine. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The coming week will be prime time to per form minor miracles without tr ying too hard. You’ll probably have maximum success if you refrain from hoping and worr ying about achieving maximum success. The cosmic currents will be likely to bend and shape themselves to accommodate your deeper needs if you proceed on the assumption that they know, better than your little ego does, what’s best for you. To get yourself in the proper frame of mind to do challenging tasks without expending strenuous effor t, you might want to check out this photo spread of people practicing drunk yoga: LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Are you familiar with the phenomenon known as a fire whirl? It happens on rare occasions when a fire produces a tornado-like vor tex that rises up ver tically, spinning madly. It’s beautiful to behold but is not something you ever want to be close to. I bring this to your attention in the hope that you will not let yourself turn into the human equivalent of a fire whirl in the coming week. You’re not yet close to being one, but there are signs you’re headed that way. With just a modicum of adjustment, you can ensure that you’ll be more like a blaze in a fireplace or a wild but controlled bonfire on a beach—not a fire whirl. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I was listening to a spor ts talk show on the radio. The host had recently discovered Twitter, and was pleased with how many fans he had already accumulated. But he was not at all happy with the words “Twitter” or “tweet.” Too effeminate, he said. Not macho enough for a he-man like himself to use comfor tably. In fact, he promised that he would never again refer to his Twitter messages as “tweets,” but would hereafter call them “spur ts.” Instead of “Twitter,” he would say “Twister.” I encourage you to draw inspiration from his example, Virgo. You’re in an astrological phase when you can and should reconfigure anything that doesn’t suit your needs or accommodate your spirit, whether it’s the language you use, the environments you hang out in, or the processes you’re working on.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Years ago, a TV sitcom called The Andy Griffith Show ran for seven seasons on CBS. Its star, Andy Griffith, played a mild-mannered sheriff in a small town in Nor th Carolina. His sidekick was Barney Fife, a bumbling deputy with a sweet disposition. Shor tly after he left the show, Griffith had a dream in which he thrashed and pummeled his co-star. When he asked his psychiatrist about the meaning of this dream violence, the shrink speculated that he was tr ying to kill off his old image. I recommend that exact strategy to you now, Libra. Don’t actually wreak any real-life mayhem. Rather, see if you can have a dream or two in which you destroy a symbol of the life you’re ready to leave behind. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What life will you be living at noon on Sept. 1, 2014? Who will you be? How thoroughly will your dreams have come true? What kind of beauty and truth and love and justice will you be ser ving? Will you look back at the time between Aug. 27 and Sept. 21, 2009, and sigh, “If only I had initiated my Five-Year Master Plan at that ripe astrological moment”? Or on Sept. 1, 2014, will you instead be able to crow, “I can truly say that, in these past five years, I have become the president of my own life”? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If at some future time you sell your life stor y to a filmmaker who makes it into a feature film, it may have a lot to do with adventures that kick into high gear in the coming weeks. The fun will star t (I hope) when you decide not to merely lie back and be victimized by your signature pain any longer. This brave act will recalibrate the cosmic scales and shift the currents of destiny that flow through you. Soon, you will be making progress in untangling a myster y that has eluded your insight for a long time. You will be able to uncover the guarded secrets of a source that has for some time been tweaking your personal power without your full awareness. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In his book From Heaven to Ear th: Spiritual Living in a Market-Oriented World, Aaron Zerah riffs on the Hebrew word “nabal.” It describes someone who’s so staunchly concentrated on practical concerns that he becomes impractical. Please don’t let this be your fate anytime soon, Capricorn. For the ultimate benefit of the bottom line, disregard the bottom line for a while. Fantasize like a teenage poet. Be as whimsical as a mystic clown. Be a sweet, fun-loving fool so you won’t turn into a sour, workaholic fool. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A woman living in China’s Jilin province got married in a wedding gown with a train that was 1.4 miles long. Lin Rong’s dress was decorated with 9,999 red silk roses and took three months to sew. In the spirit of her record-breaking ritual, Aquarius. I encourage you to be extravagant and imaginative as you celebrate a great union in the coming weeks. You have an astrological mandate to think big as you carr y out a rite of passage that will lead to an upgrade in the role that collaboration and symbiosis play in your life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Close your eyes and imagine you’re in a meadow as rain falls. Inhale the aroma of the ear th as the ground is soaked. Dwell in the midst of that scent for a while, allowing it to permeate your organs and ner ves. Feel its life-giving energy circulating through you. Give yourself to the memories it evokes. In my astrological opinion, experiences like this are what you need most in the coming week. Can you think of some others that would speak directly to your animal intelligence? It’s a per fect time to please and excite the par t of you that is a soft, warm creature. Homework: Make up a stor y about an adventure you might go on someday. Imagine all the details. Testify at



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