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FIGHTING LINES Resisting Idaho Power in Oregon CITIZEN 14

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SUMMER GUIDE Our guide to fun—and doing some good for others—in the sun REC 42

FIRST EVER REC FEST Boise’s newest festival revealed

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NOTE SUMMER, ARE WE THERE YET? Now that working on your tan is universally frowned upon, it’s time to find something else to do with all those hours you had planned baking in your back yard this summer. We have a few ideas. In last year’s Summer Guide, we put water guns under serious scientific scrutiny to find the one toy that performed more like a water delivery weapon system than a mere child’s plaything. (It was the Stream Machine Hydrobolic Water Launcher in case you’re in the market for such a piece of equipment.) But all play and no work makes Jack a lazy bastard. So, after the novelty of soaking everything in sight has worn off, we recommend finding something productive to do with all those long daylight hours. The main feature, “Summer Givin’” on Page 15, starts off with the do-good, pay-it-forward kind of serious business that will help you bank a few karma points. Volunteer options are all over the city in a variety of fields from the cool confines of the Library! to the hot, smelly stalls of Zoo Boise. We’ve put together a list that’s by no means comprehensive but is still a decent smattering of stuff you can do for free that might give you the warm and fuzzies. But, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so once you get beyond the main feature, you’ll find a few to-do lists that are all about the more entertaining side of life. In Food, we give you a list of hidden patios on which you can chill out, sip a beer and hide away from the hubbub of the want-to-be-seen crowd. In Noise, we deliver a list of outdoor concerts. And in Arts, we offer a list of community ed classes to help you express your creative side. The whole issue is one giant to-do list. Don’t let your honey get a hold of it and adulterate your beer-drinking list with yard chores. (And if that does happen, refer to the first graph above and cite melanoma; however, be sure not to reference this week’s Citizen interview on Page 14, where BW chats up Patty Nelson, who is rather fond of romping around—exposed— in the outdoors.) Now, if we can coax the weather out of the 50s, maybe we can get this summer started. —Rachael Daigle

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PALIN MANIA MAKES BW GAG Prior to Sarah Palin’s visit last week, Citydesk had a 10-item to-do list for the former guv (a list that included a ride on Rex Rammel’s dino). BW also covered Palin’s onepoint, lamestream-media-jabbing speech. A speech during which she wore bedazzled tie dye. Bedazzled tie dye.

BOISE’S REVOLVING MUSICIAN DOOR Finn Riggins returns home, the Damphools make a Tour Mode appearance, and RevoltRevolt chimes in with updates from Cali, including what’s in the deck, in the cup and in the works.

BIETER BESTS OTTER AT BYP After Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s embarrassing chat with Boise Young Professionals in March, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter took an at-bat last week. Check out Citydesk for his report card.

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Y OU MU ST H AVE YOUR HEAD C OMPLETELY WI RE D I NTO THE PR OPAGANDA MAC HINE.” — TeaPartyLeader (, Citydesk, “Sarah Palin Has One Point,” May 21, 2010)

ON ROAD SHARING I read the “Road Sharing 101” (BW, Feature, May 19, 2010) feature and was pleased to see the “3 feet to pass” and anti-harassment codes. However, as a cyclist myself, I believe that cyclists tend to often do themselves more harm than good by their less-than-courteous (intelligent?) behavior on the roads. If there is a bike lane, get in it! It’s there for you. If there is no bike lane, try to ride as though there were, not out in the middle of the lane. Don’t ride two or three abreast. Cars don’t if there is a single lane, cyclists shouldn’t either. Wearing

a lot of expensive team kit does not impress motorists, nor does it give you the right to act like a jackass and impede traffic. Sharing the road goes both ways. —Patrick T. Storey, Boise

STOP AND SMELL As Boise slowly seeps into summer, the heat starts to go to everybody’s head. We hear Rex Rammell spouting his homophobic bigotry on the radio, we watch as Gov. [C. L.] “Butch” Otter wages war against affordable health care for all, and we see our nation’s beloved leader

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forget every promise he once made. We are bogged down in two wars because of oil, oil which now covers the pristine coastline of the gulf. If all this depresses you, my advice is to take a walk in Boise’s Foothills. Head out on a weekday evening, when it’s still warm and a pleasant breeze is blowing, and you will be renewed. The cornflowers, balsamroot and lupines are all in full bloom. The meadowlarks are fluttering from sagebrush to sagebrush chirping their love songs, as are the California quail. The happy faces of the walkers, bikers and runners shine as dogs run around chasing every scent in the air. Go visit the best place near downtown Boise, let the cool breeze blow across your face and remind yourself just why it is we live in Idaho. —J. T. Lake, Boise



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A WING, A PRAYER And not a damn thing else “Going down to the airport, Cope?” “Wasn’t planning on it, Red. Why would I do such a thing?” “Laura’s comin’ home, ain’t you heard? Our hometown hero gal is flyin’ free from her trials and tribulations in Haitiville, an’ don’t you think it’d be nice if the whole town was there to cheer her in?” “Sorry, pal. Believe I’ll skip it. Got some weed-whacking to do.” “Them weeds can wait, Cope. C’mon, you can ride with me. I’ll even bring you back. An’ besides, there might be some of them big-time news fellers there, doing interviews and photo-pops when she comes out past the Homeland Security beepers. Wouldn’t be surprised if Dee Sarton, herself, shows up. This is a big whoop, can’t you see that, Cope? Laura’s done put Idaho back in the tweet-osphere again. There’ll probably be balloon bouquets an’ everything!” “I don’t want to go, Red. I’ll watch the condensed version at 10 p.m. Or maybe not.” “I’m beginnin’ to get the suspicion you don’t think Laura’s about the best thing to happen ’round here since the Fiesta Bowl. An’ here she’s a Meridian gal, just like you. ‘Meridian’s Mother Teresa’ ... that’s what the boys in my darts league been callin’ her. Too bad us real Christians don’t have saints like the Cat’lics do. Laura would get herself a halo sure as shootin’.” “Frankly, bub, I’m not as impressed as you seem to be.” “What you mean you’re not impressed? How’s the hell ain’t you impressed? She was saving babies, for Christ sake!” “Calm down, Red. Yes, saving babies is very commendable, no doubt about that. But your Saint Laura didn’t actually get any saved, did she? All she managed to do was to get herself and her little pilgrim posse tossed in jail.” “Wull that’s not her fault, dangit! She tried, she did! She got a busload o’ orphans rounded up, then had to sit for months, sweating it out in that Haitiville hoosegow for her troubles!” “Red, you’ve heard, haven’t you, that not one of those kids she rounded up was an orphan? Not a single one.” “Yeah, I heard that. But their mammies and pappies begged Laura to take them and get ’em set up with a good Baptist future, don’t you see that? Them parents were givin’ them babies away! That makes ’em orphans, if you ask me!” “So is that your idea of a Christian response to unfathomable suffering? To jump in like a pack of dingoes and snatch as many babies as you can out of the arms of distraught parents? Is that what you call ‘family values,’ to leave the grown-up ones sitting in the rubble so’s you can carry the young ones off down your evangelical rabbit hole? Wouldn’t it have been a damn sight

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more Christian to have tried to do something for the mammies and pappies, too? For whole families, so that they might keep their kids, rather than hand them off out of desperation to the first self-righteous meddler from Ain’t-Got-A-Clue, Idaho, who comes by with a bus and a Bible? And don’t you think if someone really wanted to do some good, they’d start by showing a little respect for the laws and customs and traditional faith of the land they’re in? Who knows how many babies she might have saved if she’d learned something about where she was going? But that’s sort of the trouble with the loudest thumpers, isn’t it, Red? They always presume they know better than everyone else, especially when it comes to people from different and diverse cultures. Then if they screw everything up beyond belief, they start reaching for the sky with that vacant look on their faces and spouting how ‘God’s in control, God’s in control.’ No sir, Red. Laura Silsby was in control of that screwy mess. And the people that went with her are just damn lucky the Haitian authorities showed more sense than she did.” “Cope, ain’t you gonna give her any credit for good intentions? Here she had all these troubles at home. She had her business going belly up, and she had those disgruntled employees gripin’ about what they ain’t been paid, and she had custody troubles over her own children, and with all o’ that chewing at her, she still rushes down there to get an orphanage goin’ when the quake hits. If that ain’t the very definition of ‘selflessness,’ I’ll eat my Social Security card!” “Mm, ‘selflessness’ ... maybe. ‘Opportune timing’ ... for sure.” “What you saying, Cope? You saying maybe she went down to Haiti to get out the hot water she was in here?” “You said it, Red. Not me. I have no idea if that was her intention. All I’m saying is that she left town with some questionable behavior dogging her, and she comes back a hometown hero. And it appears to me she’s a hero not because of anything she accomplished, but because she broke a law, got caught, and Heaven forbid, had to face the Haitian music. And by the way, Red, let’s say she had gotten those kids out of Haiti and set up her orphanage like she set out to do. So who was going to stay down there and run it, you suppose? Or would she have crossed that insignificant little bridge when she came to it?” “Know somethin’, Cope? You ain’t never gonna be a hometown hero! Ain’t nobody ever going down to the airport to cheer you in! Ain’t nobody ever gonna surprise you with balloon bouquets, ’cause all you’re good at is popping balloons and people’s illusions!” “Yeah, I have to agree, Red. It’s almost like God gave me a mission, huh?” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


CRIME AND PUNISHMENT The case for nationalization NEW YORK—The Supreme Court says that corporations have the same rights as individuals. When they misbehave, shouldn’t they face consequences as serious as those imposed upon an individual? Corporations get away with murder. For at least a year, management of Toyota knew that brakes in millions of its cars might fail. A 2009 ABC News investigation found that at least 16 people had died. “Safety analysts found an estimated 2,000 cases in which owners of Toyota cars including Camry, Prius and Lexus, reported that their cars surged without warning up to speeds of 100 mph,” reported the network. Yet Toyota did nothing. Instead they blamed their customers, saying they were resting their floormats on the gas pedals. On May 18, Toyota finally faced the wrath of the federal government. Its “punishment”: a paltry $16.5 million fine, which amounted to 5.5 percent of its 2009 profit and went into the U.S. Treasury’s general fund. A far more appropriate punishment would be nationalization without compensation. Toyota’s American operations ought to be seized and operated by the federal government. The U.S. government has not only the right, but also the duty to take over criminal corporations. A 5.5 percent fine is a slap on the wrist. Nationalizing a company protects the public interest. It brings in significant cash assets that can be used to compensate the victims. Nationalization can also serve the interest of public safety. The mine explosion that left at least 25 coal miners dead in West Virginia earlier this year left the public feeling helpless and frustrated at the slow rescue attempt by Massey Energy, the site’s owner and operator.


In 2009, the Upper Big Branch mine received 450 safety violations. Massey Energy paid the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration less than $1 million. That’s less than 1 percent of its annual profits, or roughly $2,000 per violation. If you get caught speeding in Virginia, you’ll pay more than what Massey Energy pays for deliberately risking lives. British Petroleum is spending $6 million a day on its response to the explosion at its Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. But that’s a drop in the bucket next to the cost that will be borne by the people of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. The disaster is spilling the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez wreck into the gulf every four days—and it’s been three weeks. Thousands of fishermen will be ruined. The tourism industry, already in trouble due to the economic collapse, will be devastated. The full extent of the ecological damage won’t be understood for years. BP failed to ensure that a “blowout preventer” at the Deepwater Horizon would work in the event of an emergency. Rather than wait for the clueless execs at BP to come up with a solution, a seizure by the federal government of BP (the American operations, anyway) would put the corporation under the jurisdiction of an organization that could assign experts from NOAA and the U.S. Navy, among other agencies, to stop the leak. After the leak is plugged, the publicly owned, former BP’s profits could help defray the costs of the cleanup and extend benefits to fishermen and other victims. We’re a rich country—the problem is that out-of-control corporations are hogging the wealth.

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CITYDESK/NEWS PALIN, BIETER GIVE SPEECHES OF THEIR LIVES Sarah Palin does have one point. The “lamestream media,” as she terms any media critical of her, tends to paint people with a single, cliched brush and then continue to paint them with the same brush again and again. So we went to the Palin4Ward rally last week, expecting the flesh-and-blood Palin to be at least a few degrees less a caricature than she presents on TV. But Palin is Palin, even up close. The speech—a stump speech and fundraiser for First Congressional District candidate Vaughn Ward—contained a series of cliches about the military and public service and liberals that Palin repeated in a loose spin cycle. Even the guy who introduced the guy who introduced the guy who introduced Palin agreed that Palin is as Palin does. “She is exactly like you would think 12 she would be,” said District 10 Sen. John McGee, who warmed up the

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It’s been 20 years since a major power line has gone up in the Pacific Northwest. But for two years now, Idaho Power has quietly worked to get approval to build a 299-mile transmission line. The Boardman to Hemingway project would begin at the substation in Hemingway near Melba. The wires would then head into Oregon, snaking through the eastern part of the state through Baker City and up to Boardman. This year, Idaho Power could get the green light. “We’re trying to get to the mid-Columbia trading hub,” explained Kent McCarthy, who’s been with Idaho Power for 13 years and plans transmission and distribution systems for the public utility. “The energy we’re trying to access isn’t the coal-power plant [in Boardman]. It’s hydro and wind and natural gas.” This nexus for power trading has been around since the mid-Columbia dams stopped up the Columbia River. Idaho Power’s plan is to buy and ship energy along the line, according McCarthy. “That gives us a high degree of efficiency because we don’t need as much generation in Idaho because we can access energy in the mid-Columbia,” he said. In January, President Barack Obama announced that one of his main priorities will be to update the nation’s electric grid by building some 3,000 miles of transmission lines. Now states including Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada are pursuing new lines—something that hasn’t happened since the 1990s when the power industry was deregulated. —Sadie Babits

PUBLIC LINES ON PUBLIC LAND The rallying cry that got Idaho Power to reconsider SADIE BABITS Roger Findley remembers that fall day two years ago like it was yesterday. He was going through his mail when he found a letter from the Department of Energy and the Bureau of Land Management. The Ontario, Ore., resident almost chucked it. “I started reading this [with my wife],” he recalled. “Our eyes got as big as silver dollars.” The letter outlined a proposed 299-mile transmission line that Idaho Power wanted to build from the Hemingway substation near Melba to Boardman, Ore. Findley recalls seeing the proposed route and thinking the line would come close to his farm, which is about 10 miles southwest of Ontario. “My dad moved here when he was 17 with my grandparents. They were dust bowl victims coming from Colorado,” said Findley. “I farm part of the original land.” Putting 12-story power lines over prime land used to raise cattle and grow everything from wheat to sugar beets didn’t make sense to him. “This is where we make our livelihoods,” said Findley, “There are health concerns, logistical concerns with working around the lines, and concerns over electro-magnetic fields.” Findley’s wife, a retired BLM botanist, had an idea about where to put the 550-kilovolt line and get it off private land and onto public. The trouble was convincing Idaho Power. So the Findleys did what Oregonians have a reputation for. They got organized and formed the nonprofit Stop Idaho Power. Two hundred people packed the Grange Hall in Ontario for the first town hall meeting organized by the Findleys. “We only prepared 50 handouts,” recalled Findley, chuckling. “We went home after that first meeting and I said, ‘Now I know how an arsonist feels.’ I think we started something big, and we volunteered to lead it.” The Findleys did start something big. Communities throughout Eastern Oregon united to reroute Idaho Power’s Boardman to Hemingway Project—or B2H. This grass-roots activism spread like a wildfire through tweets, blogs and phone calls. Stop signs showed up on private fences declaring private property off limits to Idaho’s largest utility. It worked. Last year, Idaho Power halted the application and

Roger Findley stands on a hill above the site that was proposed for Idaho Power’s 500 kv lines. The power line would have been just to the east of the Malheur Siphon (the big pipe along the valley floor). You can see about 10 miles of it here.

permitting process for the largest power line the Northwest has seen in 20 years. Kent McCarthy plans transmission and distribution systems for Idaho Power and he’s been involved in the Boardman to Hemingway Project. He said the company believed people living in places like Melba and Baker City, Ore., would be happy to have the line. Such projects have historically meant economic development and the guarantee of reliable energy. So Idaho Power was surprised with the groundswell of grass-roots activism. “We knew that people would be vocal,” said McCarthy. “But they were more vocal and more involved than we thought they would be.” Stop Idaho Power launched a blog detailing the B2H project. E-mails and documents from Idaho Power went up on the site. “Twenty years ago, we would not have been nearly as successful as today,” said Findley. “We could instantly keep people informed and get people to write letters through our website.” From the beginning, the group, which sometimes attracted 400 people to its meetings, involved Idaho Power. “We took Idaho Power company officials on a tour to show them where the land was that they wanted to put the line, and then we showed them where it should go,” said Findley. The goal, he said, wasn’t to stop the line but to get it off private land and onto public BLM land in Malheur County. There’s less red tape putting power lines on private property. Putting a power line across public land triggers the National Environmental Policy Act, which means lengthy and exhaustive environmental reviews and public involvement. Findley said Stop Idaho Power took the approach of “let’s get a cup of coffee and talk.” That tactic didn’t work. So the nonprofit collected $20,000 in donations and hired a lawyer. “We had groups like Stop Idaho Power, Move Idaho Power and Protect Parma and

Protect Canyon County,” said McCarthy. “They convinced us that there was a lot of opposition and the community needed to be heard better than the scoping process.” That opposition largely came from Eastern Oregon from people angry at the thought of seeing swooping lines on giant towers cutting across wide open valleys like in the Baker City area. People worried the B2H would disrupt irrigation, make prime farmland useless, destroy the scenery and lower employment and tax revenues. In Malheur County, Stop Idaho Power argued that county planners had purposefully preserved farmland rather than paving the way for development. In group documents, they noted that residents there “should not bear the burden of huge towers because Idaho thinks Malheur County is ‘not developed.’ Idaho still has much undeveloped and public land to site transmission lines.” Idahoans launched their own effort to reroute the line off farmland. But that level of involvement seemed quiet compared to Oregon’s outcry. Todd Lakey, an attorney and former Canyon County commissioner, is the spokesman for the group Protect Canyon County. “Our message all along from the beginning has been this is a public utility and a public utility should be located on public land,” Lakey said. People were surprised by the line and felt they didn’t have a say, he said. Idahoans, like Oregonians, understand the need for power but they also questioned the benefits the line would have for communities. “It’s been more asking that question but recognizing the need to have power infrastructure and locate it appropriately,” said Lakey. McCarthy noticed the differing levels of involvement between the Oregon and Idaho groups, but he said 12 Idahoans did make an impact as well. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




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CITYDESK/NEWS Vaughn Ward faithful prior to the speech. “She’s very folksy and down 10 to earth.” McGee means that as a compliment. But we were a bit offended when Palin said that Idahoans are just average Americans. Where are the above-average Americans? There were two interesting moments during the Palin speech. At one point she asked if there were any “Tea Party-Americans” in the house and got near-universal cheers. While local Tea Party groups have endorsed Ward opponent Raul Labrador, and the same national Tea Party group that Palin has rubbed elbows with gave its blessing to Rep. Walt Minnick, Palin came to town today to steal headlines for Ward. But the interesting thing is this new (to me) usage of “Tea Party-American.” We can’t help but think the hyphen is in opposition to “African-American” or “Asian-American.” But maybe we’re being lamestream. The second interesting part was when Palin brought up Minnick, by name, blessing his heart and saying: “Walt, it’s who you’re hanging with, man.” Should Ward win the nomination on Tuesday, this might be his approach to taking on Minnick in the General Election: No complaints, you’re just the wrong party … which is not very Tea Partyish, by the way. The day before Palin’s speech, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter spoke to Boise Young Professionals, the youth wing of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. Following on the heels of Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter’s March address to the same group, Bieter tried to counter the bad taste the governor left in the mouths of many BYP members, as Citydesk correspondent Josh Gross found. “Boise is the best possible place to pursue your dreams,” Bieter said. “Idaho is still a place where you can build the future you want to see. “Truthfully, Boise is a bigger challenge,” Bieter admitted. “It’s tough. But you all know that anything valuable takes work.” “There’s a pony in this city, and it’s our job to dig it out,” he said, referencing a joke he’d told at the outset of the speech about a child that chooses to play in a room full of manure rather than a room full of toys on the belief that there is a pony buried within. Bieter also took issue with the governor’s comment that Idaho’s universities couldn’t compete with other regional schools. Bieter gave a list of research grants and Fulbright scholarships that Boise State and the College of Idaho students have received, and discussed his own positive educational experience in Idaho. So what did BYP members think of Bieter’s presentation? Brooke Hetmer, who had cried after Otter’s speech, said she liked that Bieter has actually answered every question put to him. But it may be an overheard after-event comment that best exemplifies the audience reaction to Bieter’s speech. As Bieter sat down for a beer with some BYP members after the presentation, one of them asked him when he would be running for governor. “I’ve got to clear it with my wife,” Bieter laughed. “I’ll run for mayor again, and then we’ll see.” —Nathaniel Hoffman and Josh Gross

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NEWS He speculated that the high level of activism in Oregon arose because the B2H is mainly in Oregon. Findley noted that at least one Idaho group opposed to the B2H got in touch with him to get advice on how to launch a successful campaign against Idaho Power. Idaho Power responded to this opposition across the Idaho-Oregon border by starting a community advisory process. The utility organized groups from Eastern Oregon down to Southwest Idaho to come up with alternative routes. Last year, these teams, representing three geographic areas, developed and submitted 47 alternatives. From those, the groups, along with Idaho Power, picked three plans. McCarthy said he values having such public involvement. “It’s been really painful at times, but it’s always been good information. We’re the engineers, but they’re the people who really know the geography and the issues. We need their input so we don’t go the wrong direction,” he said. Findley said he’s happy with the alternate route through Malheur County, which now 10

puts most of the line on public land. The proposed route also skirts private land in Canyon County. Lakey remains “cautiously optimistic” that it will stay that way. “Idaho Power has done a good job of listening to the citizens and the political leaders,” he said. Residents in Baker City, though, aren’t happy. The original transmission line would have gone over the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and up through the valley. Now the line goes behind the center. Residents argue if the line gets built there, it will destroy a historic view—one that pioneers first saw coming through the valley. The Boardman to Hemingway project isn’t a done deal. Idaho Power must clear a number of hurdles before construction can begin. Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council is expected to make a decision by mid-August. Meanwhile, Idaho Power has started the process again with the BLM. Ultimately, the company will have to make the case for why the B2H is needed. Construction could begin in 2013 with the line active two years later.

ROLLING TO WILDER Revival of freight line could spur passenger link RACHEL KRAUSE Community leaders, lawmakers and railroad officials were treated to a unique experience last week when a vintage passenger train took them from the Boise Depot to Southeast Boise for a first-hand look at what could become a hot spot for rail transportation. The trip followed the city’s announcements of a new agreement with the newly formed Boise Valley Railroad to provide service and maintenance to all Boise-owned rail. Mayor Dave Bieter and John Brown, CEO of BVRR’s parent company, Watco Companies, also signed a letter of intent to explore the development of a new transload and intermodal railroad freight facility south of the Boise Airport. The potential facility would allow goods to be transferred from truck to train and vice versa. The nearest transload facilities are in Portland, Ore., and Ogden, Utah. City spokesman Adam Park said having one in Boise could make the area an “industrial corridor and an economic driver for the region.” For now, the city and BVRR, which was created in November 2009, will work on a joint feasibility study to judge demand and needs for the $2 million to $5 million facility. Brown thinks it is the perfect time for the new facility because “the city is looking for opportunities to grow the rail freight business and continue on with what we do today.” Wednesday’s event at the Depot also served as a ribbon-cutting ceremony for BVRR, which will provide service to all 18.2 miles

of city-owned rail under the new agreement. They will also maintain a testing range for local locomotive builder, MotivePower, which provides nearly 50 percent of the commuter locomotives in service across the country. Upgrades and maintenance to the existing track will enable trains to travel at higher speeds. Bieter praised the benefits of maintaining a strong freight rail system. “Freight rail is more efficient and able to operate at a larger scale than other forms of transportation,” he said. “We’re able to move a ton of freight 450 miles on a single gallon of gas.” This new partnership with BVRR not only has the potential to improve the ability to transport goods throughout the area, but people as well. Bieter, whose plans for a streetcar system have been hindered by lack of funding and support, said the city’s new relationship with BVRR could help further plans for a commuter rail system—something Bieter he has already broached with BVRR. “This kind of relationship really helps give us momentum to be able to accommodate that—we hope—in the near future,” Bieter said. “If you have a relationship and the freight is working well, then you can accommodate passengers.” Brown could not comment on any specific plans to use the city-owned rail for passenger service but stated “Boise Valley Railroad and Watco Companies are willing to look at anything that is mutually beneficial.” WWW.B O I S E WE E KLY.C O M


PATTY NELSON Rediscovering nudity in retirement ANNE-MARIJE ROOK

So how did you become a nudist? I am a reluctant nudist. What does that mean? That means [my husband] was always one, but I wouldn’t go down to the nude beaches with him. We used to go to Portland, to Sauvie Island, and he would go down to the beach and enjoy himself, and I would sit in the camper and swelter. I wouldn’t go down there. Why didn’t you? Probably body image—self-conscious. One day I decided this is really silly. He would come back from the beach and he’d just have this glow about him. He’d just be so mellowed out. And here I’d been walking around the parking lot. So we went down the path to the beach, and the first naked person I saw was a man. I was telling myself, “I can do this, I can do this, I can do this,” all the way, and then I saw him, and I was like, “I can’t.” So when your husband first told you that he is a nudist, how did you react? I think I fought it for quite a while. But I didn’t like him driving eight hours over to Portland to sit on a beach for two hours and

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come back the same day. So I was concerned about his safety driving that distance, and that’s when I decided to go with him. I don’t know if you’ve been to Sauvie Island, but it’s along the Columbia River, and we would go really early, and I’d go out to the river in my bathing suit, take my suit off, swim around, and put my suit back on before I got out. But it’s second nature now. What draws you to it now, now that you’re comfortable? It’s just a very relaxing atmosphere up there [on the Bare Backers grounds]. We have one fellow up there that said we needed a sign that says, “leave all your cares at the gate.” It’s just that there’s no cell phones up there. We do have a telephone, but you don’t have to answer it if you don’t choose to. It’s up on the mountains and there’s clean air. There’s hiking areas, the campground, pool and hot tub, and it’s just very relaxing. And we love volleyball—water volleyball. It gets a little competitive every once in a while and people from all age groups play. Would you rather go to a nudist beach than a regular beach? Yes, I’d rather go to a nudist beach. We go to Sauvie Island in Portland once or twice a year, and we go to Arizona when it’s cold here. It feels better to be around the nudist family. The people are more caring. They watch out for you. You can walk down the beach and leave your stuff and not worry about it. It’s a nicer culture. How does one recruit people for a nudist organization? We’ve held open houses over the years, and we have a national organization that we have all of our events featured in. We have the website [] with our events listed. We


Twenty miles outside of Boise, tucked away in the mountains, lies a 130-acre resort where people go to be free. Free of cell phones, free of stress and free of clothing. Patty Nelson has been a member of the Idaho Bare Backers, the family oriented nudist club that owns the resort, for 12 years. For years, when Nelson was still working, she kept quiet about her trips to Bare Mountain, afraid of the stigma that often accompanies nudists. Now, happily retired at 64, she doesn’t hesitate to share her nudist life style with others.

have booths at fairs. We allow visitors up there that are affiliated with the national organization, the AANR—the American Association for Nude Recreation—and the Naturist Society. Now, do you prefer the term “nudist” or “naturist”? Probably nudist. The Naturist Society is a nude organization, too. But a naturist, to me, is a bird watcher. I don’t know. I guess I haven’t thought about it. So tell me about the Bare Backers Club. What’s the demographic like? Right now, there’s 90 members. Last year, we had 118. The average age is somewhere between 50 and 60, which is 10 years younger than when I joined. The members are about 22 percent single, 78 percent couples. Men and women are pretty evenly balanced. Once teenagers are about 14, they stop coming, but the little ones love it. How would you convince someone to join, especially young people? I think it does enhance your self-confidence, and I think the safe environment is probably more important, especially to young women. There’s nothing worse than sitting around in a wet soggy bathing suit after going for a swim. It’s just free with the air and sun cleansing your body. More Nelson on nudism:




sk not what your summer can do for you, ask what you can do this summer. Rather than spending your leisure time working on your tan, looking for a new single-track trail or exploring the wonders of the Boise bar scene, why not do something useful? Boise Weekly is even taking the work out of figuring out how: Just check off a few items from the handy list of organizations that can use a little help in the form of your volunteer work. A wide variety of organizations with diverse missions gives those looking to give back a chance to find something that matches their interests. We’ve even rated the volunteer opportunities by the amount of sweat they will create, so if you’re looking for an excuse to get dirty and work hard, look for listings with some serious sweat. Those who prefer air conditioning should stick to the lower end of the scale. These aren’t the only volunteer options this summer, but just a few to get you going.

ALPHA CONTACT: Kavin Dehner, WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-424-7799 Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS is continuing its fight, but to do so, the group needs volunteers to do a little bit of everything and anything from office work to staffing outreach events. New volunteer orientation is held every other week.

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CONTACT: Visitors’ Services, Melissa, Ext. 34,; Office, Brenda, Ext. 10,; Education, Drew, Ext. 18,; Art in the Park, Jeni, Ext. 14, WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-345-8330 The art may seem effortless, but bringing it to the public isn’t. Boise Art Museum depends on its volunteers to do a lot. Volunteers are the ones who greet patrons, take admission, work the museum store and provide information. Volunteers also work in the administrative office and help with summer camps and educational programs for children and adults. The museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, Art in the Park, requires hundreds of volunteers to help with every aspect of the event, from setting up to final accounting. Check BAM’s website and request a volunteer application for all positions.

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Boise Bicycle Project CONTACT: Jimmy Hallyburton, WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-429-6520 Boise Bicycle Project is a moving force in the community, and it’s an entirely volunteer-driven force at that. BBP hosts volunteer orientations three times a month to get people ready for an array of activities from helping fix up donated bikes for those in need to giving bike novices a hand fixing their own bikes. Volunteers are needed on the second Saturday of each month to help with the Kids BASH program, which helps kids learn bike safety. BBP also needs help to host bicycle drives, as well as to staff the stations at the many events the nonprofit hosts each year.

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Boise Rec Fest CONTACT: WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-639-0281 The first Boise Rec Fest, celebrating everything we love to do in the outdoors, will take over Ann Morrison Park on Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27. While there will be fun for all, it will take a small army of volunteers to pull off the event. Organizers are looking for people to do just about everything including, man the information and merchandise booths, pick up trash, set up and take down the event, provide security, manage the entertainment stage, help exhibitors, sell concessions and manage recreation events. Check the Rec Fest website and click on the “volunteer” button to register to volunteer. See Rec on Page 42 for more on Rec Fest.




Boys and Girls Club CONTACT: Selena Marquez, WEBSITE: PHONE: Volunteer Coordinator, 208-6393166; Garden City club, 208-321-9157; Meridian club, 208-888-5392 The three Boys and Girls clubs in Ada County are always looking for more volunteers to help them create a positive and fun place for kids to spend time. Volunteers work directly with the kids, helping staff with programs, as well as just spend time with club members. This summer, volunteers are needed to help take small groups on field trips, work with kids during lunch and snack times and give a little more one-on-one time to the youngest club members. The Meridian club will host its summer volunteer orientation on Wednesday, May 26, while the Garden City club will hold its orientation on Thursday, May 27, but all volunteers are welcome, even if they miss those dates. The Kuna club is hosted in Reed Elementary School and Marquez coordinates all volunteers for that club. Volunteers can get an application form on the website.


Boise River Volunteers CONTACT: Chris Crawford WEBSITE: The Boise River is one of the jewels of the city, and the Boise River Volunteers have taken it upon themselves to make sure the river stays clean during the busy summer season by oating down and picking up trash (and occasionally helping a fellow boater). Anyone interested in joining the effort can contact the group via its website and click on the contact link.

Foothills Learning Center CONTACT: Kristin Lundstrom WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-493-2535 The Foothills Nature Center is all about getting people back in touch with nature. Volunteers are needed with every aspect of the center’s programming, including helping with special educational events on the second Saturday of each month and teaching programs and camps. There’s even some physical work, like working in the native garden. Log on to the website to download a volunteer application.

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material is sold to the public to raise money for the group. Unlike the construction site, the Re Store offers air conditioning and indoor plumbing, and volunteers can drive delivery trucks, stock shelves and help with customer service.

Idaho Botanical Garden CONTACT: Karen Christeson, WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-343-8649

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The garden is always in need of a little extra help, whether it’s to run one of the many events or to take care of the plants. Event volunteers staff the numerous concerts that ďŹ ll the garden with music all summer long, including the Botanical Garden series on Thursday evenings and the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series. While volunteers get to catch the concerts for free, they are expected to work. Duties include selling and checking tickets, clean up, crowd monitoring and information. The garden also works with volunteer docents who lead visitors on tours of the 15 acres of gardens. For those who want to get their hands dirty and learn something in the process, the garden volunteer program offers the chance to work with staff gardeners doing everything from planting to maintaining the garden. Volunteers must start by ďŹ lling out an application, which is used to match interest and schedules to jobs. Applications are available at the garden ofďŹ ce.

CONTACT: Construction, Sarah Waltman; Habitat Re Store, Jeff Phelps or Alison Beck Haas WEBSITE: PHONE: Construction, 208-331-2916, Ext. 315 (Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.); Re Store, 208-375-5256 (Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Habitat for Humanity is busy keeping roofs over peoples’ heads—literally. Opportunities to help with construction will be limited this summer, with only one home in the works, but Habitat staff always need help at the Re Store, where donated construction WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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Idaho Historical Society WEBSITE: PHONE: Idaho State Historical Museum, 208-334-2120; Idaho Historical Society, 208-334-2682; Old Idaho Penitentiary, 208-334-2844 Idaho Historical Society depends on volunteers throughout the organization. Volunteers can lead tours of the Old Idaho Penitentiary, help catalog collections at the historical museum or work in the native garden in the Pioneer Village area of the museum. Volunteers can even get their book smarts on while working at the historical library and archives collection. Check the website for a volunteer application.

Idaho Humane Society CONTACT: Melanie Larson, WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-331-8553 Idaho Humane Society has seen more and more animals coming through its doors. This means there’s a corresponding need for more volunteers to help out in a wide variety of ways. Are you a dog person without a dog? Volunteer to take a dog for a walk. IHS also needs people willing to help bathe and groom dogs so they look their best for prospective families. Volunteers are also needed to act as adoption assistants, helping to answer questions and help match people and dogs. As part of the outreach program, volunteers also help with adoption events and getting animals to television segments. If you’re more of a cat person, IHS needs help socializing and playing with the cats in the cattery and helping would-be adoptive families. Visit the website to fill out a volunteer application before signing up for an orientation.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival CONTACT: Chandra Woodward, chandra@idahoshakespeare. org WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-336-9221 From June through September, Idaho Shakespeare Festival welcomes volunteers to help get audiences in the theater and to make sure they’re comfortable. Volunteer individuals and groups help the audience and staff throughout the evening, from taking tickets to picking up trash at intermission. In return, they get the chance to see an ISF production for free. Volunteer slots fill quickly, but an emergency waiting list means volunteers might just get to work the show of their choice.

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Ridge Idaho to Rivers Velodrome and Cycling Park

CONTACT: David Gordon WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-514-3755

CONTACT: Brad Nelson, baf WEBSITE: The bike park in Eagle is an ever-growing mecca for mountain biking, and the trails were built with thousands of hours of volunteer work. Volunteers are still needed to help repair trails, pull weeds, build fences and other assorted activities. To get on the volunteer list, e-mail Nelson and check out the website.

Public Library WEBSITE: Boise,; Garden City, PHONE: Boise, 208-384-4076; Garden City, 208-472-2941 For the people, by the people could well be the motto of the public library system. All those books, videos, computers and public programs require some serious manpower, and budgets require some big-time volunteer hours. Public libraries across the valley need people to help prepare and shelve books, prepare donations for annual book sales, organize public events and help with summer reading programs. The Boise Public Library has seen an increased need for volunteers as it has opened branch libraries across the city. Fortunately for the library, there are usually more volunteers than jobs. The library has launched a new feature on its website allowing wouldbe volunteers to see what openings are available, as well as get an online application form.


You know those trails that crisscross the Foothills? Well, they don’t come without a whole lot of work. The Ridge to Rivers trail system depends on the work of volunteers to maintain and build trails and serve as trail rangers offering information, as well as handing out kudos coupons for local goods to trail users who obey the rules. If you’re in the mood to break a sweat, this is a good place to start.

Zoo Boise CONTACT: Tracy Bryan, WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-384-4125, Ext. 206 Volunteering at Zoo Boise is typically a very competitive process, with applications due on March 1 and Sept. 1 each year. But this year, there are a few new positions for which the zoo is looking for summer help. Volunteers are needed to captain the conservation cruise boat, a solar-powered boat that takes visitors across the lagoon in the zoo’s African exhibit. By using volunteers, the zoo is able to donate all funds raised through the cruise to worldwide wildlife conservation efforts. Along the same lines, volunteers are needed to serve as guides in the new Wallaby Walk-about, an educational program in which visitors learn more about wallabies, their habitat and conservation efforts. Typically, volunteers also help with the zoo’s giraffe feeding station and the farm feeding station, as well as serve as zoo naturalists running educational programs and tours. A select group also works with zookeepers to help care for the animals, including some of the less glamorous jobs like cleaning. Check the website for an application, or call or e-mail for more information.

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ot a yen to better yourself during the summer by learning something new? There are plenty of opportunities to do just that, regardless of whether you want to learn a better tennis serve or how to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Here are some outlets for your own continuing education program.

Boise Parks and Recreation Department MANPOWER : WEBSITE: departments/parks Parks and Rec is the ultimate go-to organization for picking up a new skill during the summer. The department has a full schedule of activities for kids, teens and adults, including a roster of sports. Team sports include softball, flag football and volleyball, while individuals can take on ice skating, swimming, tai chi or golf. The adventurous can even take on wilderness survival training. Visit the website and click on the Activity Guide for a full list of classes, prices, location and details.

College of Western Idaho BRAINPOWER: WEBSITE: CWI has an impressive list of adult enrichment classes for those who want to learn something new, but aren’t after a degree. Class options include theater, music, dance, arts, crafts, photography, mind/ body/spirit, history and interior decorating. Look at the adult enrichment portion of the community connections section of the website for a full list of classes, dates and prices.

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Idaho Botanical Garden BRAINPOWER: WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-343-8649 Idaho Botanical Garden continues its community mission with an ongoing series of classes. This summer, participants can learn how to create a miniature water garden, the ins and outs of floral design, how to brew beer, hula hooping for health and how to choose native plants that can survive in Idaho’s extreme conditions. Click on the “education” button on the website to check out the summer 2010 class schedule with all the details.

University of Idaho Extension Service BRAINPOWER: WEBSITE: PHONE: 208-287-5900 The U of I Ada County extension office has long been the center of the agricultural community, and continues its mission with a series of classes through its Master Gardener program, in which students can learn from some of the top gardeners in the area. The extension service also offers classes in personal finance and estate planning, as well as food safety and preservation. Check the website for details.



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rap TECH N9NE Though Aaron “Tech N9ne” Yates has built a rather successful career as a rapper—dude has 11 studio albums under his belt as well as his own record label (Strange Music), and he’s sold more than 1 million albums—we’d like to suggest he consider another calling: chef. Songs like “Caribou Lou” prove he’s already golden on the cocktail recipe front: “Half a bottle of 151 / Off of the jug one cup of Malibu rum / Baby that’s what’s up / Then you fill the rest of the jug / With pineapple juice, and it’s cracking / The only defect is waking up like ‘what happened?’” And while we’re not exactly sure what a Jellysickle is—“Take a lick of this / Jellysickle sickness”—we bet Tech N9ne has perfected the recipe. And lest we forget, the Kansas City, Mo., native even made up his own delicious Boise food rap last time he was in town. “When I come to Boise I get really noisy / I go bravado when I do the avocado / That’s a new dance that we do / the NnuttHowze crew.” Take a lick of our job counseling, Tech N9ne. Now all you have to do is snag a spot on the Martha Stewart show to show off your mad culinary skills. If you need help, Snoop Dogg can show you the ropes. (Snoop: “Why do they call it vanilla if it’s burgundy?” Martha: “Vanilla doesn’t mean white. It’s the flavor.”) With Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Prozak, Cognito and Soulja, 8 p.m., $22-$65, Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,

THURSDAY MAY 27 rock art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES Ancient histor y intersects with modern ar t at Idaho Historical Museum’s


summer exhibit, “Rock Ar t Perspectives: Pictographs and Petroglyphs.” The exhibition, which is on loan from the High Deser t Museum in Bend, Ore., is filled with both archaeological findings and works including sketches, paintings, photos and sculpture inspired by ancient ar t from

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the Southwest Great Basin and California. Native American ar tist Lillian Pitt, whose ancestors have lived in and around the Columbia River Gorge for more than 1,000 years, will speak at the public opening of the exhibit. “Ever ything I do, regardless of medium, honors my

It’s time to dust off your leather bustiers, neon wigs and oversize bows for a chance to do the electric slide with Adam Park, the Mighty Morphin Black Power Ranger himself—in roller skates, no less. Starting Thursday, May 27, Idaho’s ninth annual Japanese animation convention, Anime Oasis Saga, will take over the Grove Hotel and Qwest Arena for four days of unconventional competitions, games and anime-fan hysteria. A wide range of events is scheduled, including cosplay chess, ninja competitions and roller disco. Seriously. Anime fans looking to find the Li to their Sakura need look no further than the anime dating game. Or in preparation for the anime swimsuit competition, attendees can break a sweat on one of the many DDR machines. Jeremy Lopett, convention chairman, said the largest event is the Cosplay Challenge, which offers a total of $4,100 in cash prizes. “In cosplay, people make their own costumes based on a character from Japanese animation and then perform a skit with a group of people,” Lopett said. “Cosplay gives those interested in Japanese animation the opportunity to compete and have a unique experience in winning, losing, having fun and making new friends that they wouldn’t get in their day-to-day life.” Expect to see a large number of anime actresses and actors at the convention, such as Johnny Yong Bosch, who is better known as the Black Power Ranger, and Sonny Strait from the Dragon Ball series. Portland, Ore.-based Asian dance-rock group The Slants and Seattle anime and video game rock group Soul Candy are also scheduled to entertain the crowds. Though last year’s convention drew about 700 attendees, Lopett expects between 2,000 and 3,000 this year due to a location change from the Boise Holiday Inn. With a larger venue, attendees can expect larger scale events, such as the formal ball that takes place in the Qwest Arena. Thursday, May 27, 7 a.m.-Sunday, May 30, 6 p.m. (Yup, straight through). $17-$43, Grove Hotel and Qwest Arena, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-794-2076,

ancestors and tries to give voice to the people, the land, the animals of this place,” Pitt said. “It is all, for me, about maintaining a link with tradition, about

honoring the contributions my ancestors made to this world.” Other featured ar tists and scholars include Harr y Fonseca, Mar y Ricks, Mi-

chael Fr ye, Melissa Melero, Carolyn Boyd, Alain Briot and David Muench. In order to better educate local residents about the role pictographs and WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M





“Mrbff?” “Mmmnblrguth.” No cookie-cutter condos on this tour.




bike tour ART DECO AND ART MODERNE BIKE TOUR Art Deco was a direct response to the stifling rigidity of WWI. From opulent sunbursts to automobile motifs, Art Deco signaled the dawn of a sleek new sense of modernity. But with the onset of the Great Depression, Art Deco’s angled steel, jutting aluminum and inlaid exotic woods gave way to a more pragmatic design style: Art Moderne. Art Moderne stripped Art Deco of its rich embellishments, favoring simple curves and readily accessible materials like cement and glass. In the 1930s and ’40s, the Art Deco and Art Moderne movements found their way to the edge of Boise’s North End. Running north and south of State Street from 22nd to 25th streets, there are a number of examples of these classic architectural styles. On Saturday, May 29, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Preservation Idaho will host a free bike tour of local Art Deco and Art Moderne homes. “It’s part of Historic Preservation Month activities, which is the month of May,” said Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho. “What’s great about this subject is it really lends itself to a bicycle tour, because the Art Deco and Art Moderne houses that we’re going to look at, they’re really kind of a rare breed. There just aren’t that many houses in that style that exist in Boise, and they’re definitely not close enough together that we could have a whole walking tour.” Though the tour is free to the public, only 30 spots are available and you must register in advance by calling 208-4245111 or visiting “I think this will be the first time that somebody has offered an experience like this, where you get to be on your bike, which everybody loves, but at the same time you get to look at some of the architecture that makes Boise unique.” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FREE, call 208-424-5111 or visit to register for the tour and receive the meeting location.

petroglyphs have played in ar t and cultural histor y, the museum is also offering a series of educational programs throughout the summer for children and adults. 7 p.m., $3-$5, Idaho Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-3342120, idahohistor



SATURDAY MAY 29 bluegrass MIKE COMPTON It’s not often that a soundtrack overshadows the film it scores. It happened in 1996 with the much-hyped soundtrack to

TARTUFI Tartufi is San Francisco’s version of Finn Riggins. Both bands tour relentlessly, strive to give back to the artistic communities around them and are comprised of some damn nice folks. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Tartufi and Finn Riggins frequently share a bill (and hopefully a few beers) on their painstakingly long tour stretches. Consisting of multi-instrumentalists Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman, Tartufi has been tearing up the indie music scene for nearly 10 years. Angel and Gorman build it up then let it all come crashing down with math rock-y looping percussion and layered vocal harmonies. The duo’s latest release is a 26-minute-long “epic indie rock journey” titled The Goodwill of the Scar, which features one long track, “The Butterless Man.” Tartufi heads back to Idaho for a special Memorial Day weekend appearance at Ranch Fest, Finn Riggins’ welcome home, two-day throwdown outside of Stanley. But if you don’t feel like hauling your caboose out to Stanley, you can also catch Tartufi at Visual Arts Collective on Sunday, May 30, with The Don’t, Screaming Females and Low-fi. 8 p.m., $5, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, a ’90s fruit cocktail consisting of Radiohead, Garbage, Everclear and The Cardigans. Four years later, it happened again with the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ O’ Brother, Where Ar t Thou. Compiled by famed music producer T-Bone Burnett (Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello), the O’ Brother, Where Ar t Thou soundtrack features bluegrass, gospel, countr y and blues tracks from a variety of contemporar y ar tists, including the Soggy Bottom Boys, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch. But there’s another name that graces the credits on the O’ Brother soundtrack that many might not recognize: Mike

Most women wage a silent war every day. It’s neither glamorous nor gratifying. In fact, it’s kind of gross. All the same, the battle against unwanted body hair rages on. Women submit themselves to torturous procedures (remember the Epilady?), but the latest weapon in the fight is one that’s actually been around for centuries in India and the Middle East. Threading uses a single thread roll in such a way that it pulls hair out at the roots without hurting the skin. It’s delicate enough to remove peach fuzz or shape an eyeEUPHORIA SALON brow, but it can also get rid of 1517 N. 13th St. multiple rows of hair at once. 208-344-0500 Cosmetologist Jennifer ning at Euphoria Salon in Hyde Park traveled to Chicago to learn the technique after clients began requesting it. “Enough were asking me that I took it as a sign,” she said. Canning said it hurts about as much as plucking, but there is no redness, swelling or skin irritation, making it ideal for people with sensitive skin or anyone on medication for acne. Canning is the only licensed threading cosmetologist in the area, but she hopes to start training others soon. She’s already seen growing demand from her clients, eager to tame their unwanted hair. Canning charges $15 for eyebrow shaping or $10 for other areas, and it takes roughly 15 minutes. In this war, the string is just as mighty as the wax. —Deanna Darr

Compton, an acclaimed bluegrass mandolinist who currently per forms with The Nashville Bluegrass Band and is touring with Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes. On Saturday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Compton will teach a $60 Monroe-style mandolin workshop for intermediate to advanced players at the Blue Moose Cafe in Eagle. Later that evening, he’ll give a special per formance with locals Chicken Dinner Road while patrons feast on a barbecue dinner. 6 p.m., $20, includes barbecue dinner, The Blue Moose Cafe, 79 E. Aikens Road, Eagle, 208-9415611, thebluemoosecafe. net.

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY MAY 26 Concerts FOOTHILLS OR HIGHLANDS?— Bagpipe music. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, www.cityofboise. org.

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BUILDING A BUZZ ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS—A review of effective techniques on how to get people talking about your business. 2-5 p.m. $60. Idaho Small Business Development Center, 1021 Manitou Ave., Boise, 208-426-1640, www. BUSINESS BASICS: SPANISH VERSION—Get answers to all your questions about what’s involved and what resources are available in starting a business, in Spanish. 6 p.m. FREE. Idaho Small Business Development Center, 1021 Manitou Ave., Boise, 208-426-1640, www. POLE DANCING CLASSES— Learn to pole dance. 7:30 p.m. $60. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Garden City, 208-409-2403, www.

Literature DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Twice a month, authors and teachers Malia Collins and Adrian Kien offer writers of all levels a chance to create and share work in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, www. WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB—Adult readers meet monthly to discuss the featured selection. For more information and to register, call 208-5624996. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996. THE WRITE TO TELL THE TALE—Join a group of successful and aspiring nonfiction writers who learn from guest speakers and from each other through discussion and critique. Show up with something you’ve written that you’re willing to share and be prepared to get the creative juices flowing. The Boise Nonfiction Writers Critique Group meets to share critiques and ideas in a supportive and helpful atmosphere. 7-9 p.m. FREE, Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise. www.sageecosci. com/Writers.html.

Sports & Fitness MATCH FOR PATCH GOLF TOURNAMENT—Expect prizes and an auction of trips to Las Vegas and Mexico. Money benefits Project Patch, which offers assistance to troubled teens. 7 a.m. $99. Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle, 208-939-0402.

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TRICYCLE RACES—The disclaimer at the beginning of Jackass was about exactly this sort of thing, which is why it’s awesome. 10 p.m. FREE. The Lobby, 760 W. Main St., Boise, 208-991-2183.

Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Volunteer bicycle mechanics are on hand to answer a variety of bicycle repair questions, help with problem diagnosis and assist in bicycle repair. The Boise Bicycle Project relies on volunteers to continue its work of fixing up old bicycles and donating them to children of low-income families and local refugees. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520,

Kids & Teens MAKE AND TAKE—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older held in the Secret Garden. Learn while having fun. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.gardencity.

Odds & Ends BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels, welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. All that’s needed is a willingness to learn and play ukulele music. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— The Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho aims to preserve vinyl music heritage by promoting the enjoyment of and education about vinyl records, record collecting, record playing and all associated matters of analog musicology, regardless of listening tastes. Monthly meetings include guest speakers and DJs, opportunities to buy, sell and trade vinyl and, of course, a chance to share the group’s favorite albums. This meetings theme is Surf Music. 7-10 p.m. FREE, Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.

NOISE/CD REVIEW PLANTS AND ANIMALS: LA LA LAND On the sophomore release La La Land (Secret City Records) Montreal band Plants And Animals gets loud. Compared to the debut release, 2008’s Parc Avenue, the new disc is larger, noisier and caked in extra fuzz. La La Land may very well be a love letter to Los Angeles although it was recorded in Montreal and Paris. But with song titles like “Tom Cruz,” “American Idol” and “Game Shows,” the reference is apparent. Even more, the sound is similar to spending a late night surfing the concrete jungles and expansive strip malls of the entertainment capital. “Swinging Bells” starts out as a dreamy, melodic prose before blowing up into a singa-long chorus: “La la la la la land.” The best moments come on slacker-country tunes “Undone Melody” and “Game Shows,” which are slower, introspective jams reminiscent of Parc Avenue. The album references everyone from Neil Young to Grizzly Bear, The Band to Beck. La La Land isn’t quite up to par with Parc Avenue. The sleek production and bombastic choruses detract from the warmth of the last record. But the album doesn’t give in to the proverbial sophomore slump; rather it highlights Plants and Animals’ potential to write catchy pop tunes and expansive melodies— all great signs of a very worthy record. —Stephen Foster


8 DAYS OUT BAR TRIVIA—$20 bar tab for first place and $10 bar tab for second place. Play by yourself or in teams. 8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-322-6699.

THURSDAY MAY 27 Festivals & Events ANIME OASIS SAGA—With special guests: Johnny Yong Bosch, an English voice actor for Ichigo (Bleach), Lelouch (Code Geass), Vash (Trigun) and Adam, who plays Black Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Mari Iiijima, a Japanese voice actress known for Lynn Minmay (Macross). Anime Oasis also features $4,100 in cash prizes for the main costume contest, full-sized video arcade room and four days of non-stop anime-related events. See Picks, Page 22. Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight. $17-$43. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3338000.

POLE DANCING CLASSES—Learn to pole dance. $60. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Garden City, 208-409-2403, www.myspace. com/danceophidia. PRACTICE AQUI—Spice up your bilingual aptitude during this weekly gathering. Designed for ages 13 and older. Attendees should have an understanding of English and Spanish. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2940,

Art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS—Opening of the historical museum’s summer exhibit, which presents images and text by artists and archaeologists specializing in rock art of the Southwest, the Great Basin and California. Featured artist Lillian Pitt will speak. See Picks, Page 22. 7 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3342120,

created to explore the history, biology and evolution of dogs and their role in human society. This handson, interactive exhibit uses familiarity and love of these four-legged friends to explore science and biological concepts. Visitors can enter a “howling” area, guess what dogs are saying, test their noses against an extraordinary sense of smell and climb into an avalanche scene to see what it’s like to be saved by a search and rescue dog. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$7. Museum of Idaho, 200 N. Eastern Ave., Idaho Falls, 208-522-1400. www.museumofidaho. org.

WOLF TO WOOF: THE STORY OF DOGS—“Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” sniffs out the facts on dogs and explores what makes their relationship with humans so unique. This exhibit is the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever

On Stage CHAPTER TWO—A recent widower, writer George Schneider is encouraged by his younger brother, Leo, to start dating again, which sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo finds Jennie Malone, a keeper. Still, it is a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie’s dizzy and neurotic married friend. 8 p.m. $11 adult, $9 senior and student. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Concerts EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR—45person choir from Springfield, Mo. The choir will perform classical, contemporary and gospel selections. 7 p.m. FREE. ParkCenter Assembly of God Church, 270 E. Pennsylvania St., Boise, 208-433-0201.

Food & Drink BOISE GREEN DRINKS—Eat, drink and be eco-friendly during a social gathering for anyone interested in environmental issues. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek Ale House, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-1813, FOOD AND FILM—Put your mouth where your movie is. A monthly fundraiser featuring a three-course meal followed by a movie and discussion. Proceeds from the night go toward the growth and preservation of local foods. Held in the Red Feather cellar room. Last Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. $25, includes a three-course meal, tvfcfoodfundraiser. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340. MAY MARTINI MONTH—Every Thursday night in May, dozens of local, participating restaurants/bars offer your favorite specialty martinis for just $5. Participating restaurants include Chandlers, Pair, Bardenay, Red Feather Lounge, Angell’s, Piper Pub and Bonefish. Through May 27. Downtown Boise.

Workshops & Classes BUSINESS: PLAN IT, START IT, GROW IT—Fourweek Tuesday/Thursday course for those wanting to start or expand businesses. Topics include success planning, market planning, cash-flow planning and operations plans. Immigrants, women, minorities, former military and “green” entrepreneurs encouraged to enroll. E-mail for info. 5:30-7 p.m. $199. Alaska Building, 1020 Main St. FOOD SAFETY AWARENESS IN THE CHILD-CARE SETTING—Topics include hand washing and best practices in cooking, cooling, reheating and storing food. Open to the public. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Central District Health Department, 707 N. Armstrong Place, 208-375-5211,


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8 DAYS OUT Literature BOOK CLUB—Each month features a new book. Grab the list of titles from the librar y. 7 p.m. FREE. Librar y at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www. boisepubliclibrar

Odds & Ends GOLDFISH RACING— Urge a goldish down a gutter by blowing through a straw. Winner gets a big effin’ bar tab and their fish. 10 p.m. FREE. Mack and Charlie’s, 507 W. Main St., Boise, 208-830-9977, KARAOKE CONTEST—8 p.m. FREE. Shor ty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208322-6699. THE MERIDIAN SINGERS—A group for women who like to sing a cappella in the barbershop style. The ability to read music is not necessary. 7:30-9 p.m. The Music Den, 245 E. Blue Heron Lane, Meridian, 208-724-6311. MUSIC MATTERS—Audio gear demo night gives people a chance to hear new music sources like streaming Internet radio stations, digital music from sources like iPods, and the Apple Airport Express. Factor y reps will be on hand. 6-9 p.m. FREE. The Stereo Shoppe, 8778 Fair view Ave., 208-378-0000,


POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fair view Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.

$30-$75. Sun Valley Resor t 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, Idaho. 208-622-4111. www.

TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.

On Stage

FRIDAY MAY 28 Festivals & Events ANIME OASIS SAGA—See Thursday. See Picks, Page 22. 9 a.m.-midnight. $17-$43. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-333-8000. SUN VALLEY WELLNESS FESTIVAL—Presentations by authors, doctors and exper ts in a variety of fields, 11 movement classes from pilates to yoga to belly dancing, workshops on ever ything from golf to herbal medicines, an exhibit hall featuring terrific products from more than 30 vendors, a hands-on hall where you can receive a massage and get a henna tattoo. On Sunday evening the Grammy Award-winning superstar Colbie Caillat will hold a concer t in the Sun Valley Pavilion. The keynote speaker is Jamie Lee Cur tis. 10 a.m.


THE BOB AND AL SHOW—A play following what happens when characters talk back to the playwright as they are being written. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, CHAPTER TWO—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $11 adult, $9 senior and student. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. For t St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.

Workshops & Classes CHAIR DANCING—Learn chair dancing. 7 p.m. $15. Ophidia Dance and Ar t Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Garden City, 208-409-2403, www.myspace. com/danceophidia. INTERCAMBIO: SPANISH-ENGLISH—English speakers have the oppor tunity to practice their Spanish with hispanohablentes, native Spanish speakers. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Puentes Language Programs, 4720 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-344-4270, VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages. No par tner required. 7 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www.

Art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— See Thursday. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, www. idahohistor

Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. Loosen up with a beer or glass of wine. Empanadas from Tango’s are ser ved Friday evenings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe/Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.




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NOCHES LATINAS—Ever y Friday night, a DJ spins the hottest salsa, durangese, merengue, cumbia, bachata and salsa dancing. For all ages. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-0304.



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MAY 29 Festivals & Events

CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Open-air market with all manner of local food and products, from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts, all ser ved from the freshest of vendors. Live music acts, plus local arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth and Idaho streets, Boise.




ANIME OASIS SAGA—See Thursday. See Picks, Page 23. 9 a.m.-midnight. $17-$43. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-333-8000.

JUNE 5th- 6th, 2010 Festival Meadow- Sun Valley, ID

518 Annex, 518 Americana Blvd, Boise. www. studio518annex.

Art GALLERY WALK—Drinks and appetizers along with Northwest Artists Draw program. Featured work includes vibrant scenes in pastel on paper from James Palmersheim, realistic still life and landscape studies with high finish surfaces by Colin Poole and landscape paintings of our area by Idaho artists Fred Choate and John Horejs. Several artists will be in attendance at the opening reception. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Kneeland Gallery, 271 First Ave. N., Sun Valley, 208726-5512, www.kneelandgallery. com.

SUN VALLEY WELLNESS FESTIVAL—See Friday. $30$75. Sun Valley Resort 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, Idaho. 208-622-4111.

ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— See Thursday. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

On Stage

Kids & Teens

THE BOB AND AL SHOW—See Friday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com.

LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Hip-hop dancing for teenagers and all ages every Saturday night at the Limelight. No smoking in the building and no alcohol in the dance center. 10 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208898-9425, www.limelightboise. com.

Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. and then practice dancing to music by DJ Tomas or DJ Saya. Loosen up with a beer or glass of wine. Empanadas from Tango’s are served Friday evenings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe/ Cafe Bellisima, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. NOCHES LATINAS—Get free salsa dance lessons from 8-9 p.m. or 9-10 p.m., and then dance the night away from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. DJs spin the hottest salsa, durangese, merengue, cumbia and bachata. 10 p.m.1 a.m. $5 cover. Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3760304.






Festivals & Events



CHAPTER TWO—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m. $11 adult, $9 senior and student. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,


FRI. & SAT., JUNE 45, 79 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH




Auditions AUDITIONS FOR NOISES OFF—Needed: five men, four women. The auditions will be split between the two days. Saturday, May 29 will be for Belinda, Fredrick, Tim, Poppy and Selsdon. Sunday, May 30 will be for Dotty, Gar y, Brooke and Lloyd. Auditions consist of cold readings. No prepared monologue will be necessar y. For more information, visit 2 p.m. FREE. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, www.

SCIENCE—Every Saturday, the Discovery Center features different topics with morning and afternoon sessions for different ages. Call for more information, or visit the website. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, www.

ANIME OASIS SAGA—See Thursday. See Picks, Page 23. 9 a.m.-midnight. $17-$43. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-333-8000. SUN VALLEY WELLNESS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 10 a.m. $30-$75. Sun Valley Resort 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, Idaho. 208-622-4111. www.

On Stage CHAPTER TWO—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $11 adult, $9 senior and student. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Workshops & Classes

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BUILDING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN—Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard. Crickett Rudd, one of the Far West Landscape plant experts, will show and discuss which plants are most attractive to butterflies and will look best in your yard. 10 a.m. FREE. Far West Landscape and Garden, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4000. PATINA: EXPLORING COLOR ON METAL—A beginning/intermediate level workshop exploring multiple methods of applying color on metal. Learn basic silver fabrication, chemical and organic patinas, prismacolor and other alternative methods. The overall objective is to create a wearable object that utilizes at least one approach to applying color on metal. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $95. Studio

Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.


8 DAYS OUT Auditions

den City, 208-409-2403, www.

AUDITIONS FOR NOISES OFF— See Saturday. 2 p.m. FREE. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3422000, www.stagecoachtheatre. com.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE CLASS—An opportunity to learn the basics of traditional West African Dance. Classes held to live traditional drumming. 6:30 p.m. $7. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511.

Workshops & Classes

WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASS—Instructor Rick Thomson leads the class in djembe, dunun and song for level one. 8 p.m. $10 per class or $30 per month. Basics of traditional West African drumming. All levels welcome. Drums provided. 89:15 p.m. $7. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511.

POLE DANCING CLASSES— Learn to pole dance. 10 a.m. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

Art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— See Thursday. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

Art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— Summer exhibit presenting images and text by artists and archaeologists specializing in rock art of the Southwest, Great Basin and California. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

Odds & Ends SALSA—6 p.m.-2 a.m. Cowgirls, 353 Ave. E, Kuna, 208-9229522,


Sports & Fitness DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL—New teams are created weekly for Monday night drop-in volleyball offered by Boise Parks and Recreation. Open to players age 16 and older. Level of play is upper middle to power co-ed. Players must be present by 6 p.m.; play continues until dark. No-preregistration required. 6 p.m. $3. 50. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Festivals & Events SUN VALLEY WELLNESS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 10 a.m. $30-$75. Sun Valley Resort 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, Idaho. 208-622-4111. www.

Workshops & Classes


POLE DANCING CLASSES— Learn to pole dance. 6:30 p.m. $60. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Gar-

NETWORKING JOB CLUB— Networking Job Club meets to offer leads, tips, insights and

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

ideas with focus on career assessment, finding the hidden job market, networking, internet success, developing a successful resume and interview coaching. A facilitator and guest speakers are on hand. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St., Boise, 208853-0011.

Odds & Ends BEER PONG—8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-3226699. CHOIR PRACTICE FOR COMMON GROUND CHOIR—The community choir welcomes new voices. Come and listen, meet the director and join the choir. Use west entrance or the front door, signs inside the church indicate practice room. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise. 208-389-4736, PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at secondhand stores. $1 PBR, Oly, or Rainier cans, or get a “ghetto bucket” (two of each) for $4. 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s Trailer Park Cuisine, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-384-9008, www. PIONEER TOASTMASTERS— Participants are invited to work on their public speaking with the Pioneer Toastmasters speaking club. Guests and new members are always welcome. Not so sure you want to speak? No problem, show up and sit in. For more information, e-mail 6-7:30 p.m. FREE, 208-559-4434. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise.

TUESDAY JUNE 1 Festivals & Events PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, POETRY SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE— The Idaho LoudWriters Program includes a performance poetry workshop with Tara Brenner 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. Sign ups are at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail cheryl_maddalena@yahoo. com. 6 p.m. FREE for workshop; $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3315632. PLAYING IN THE PLAZA—Food and craft vendors, along with live music. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Generations Plaza, corner of Main St. and Idaho Ave., Meridian,


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8 DAYS OUT Food & Drink

Odds & Ends

STUDENT/SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT—Dance music by FUEGOGO! starting at 9:30 p.m. along with $1 off all drafts and liquors. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Terrapin Station, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208342-1776, terrapinboise.

BALLISTIC BEER PONG—Compete for $300 in prizes. 10 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.

Workshops & Classes FORD’S FUTURE OF SAFETY TOUR—Ford will demonstrate the future of auto-safety through exhibitions of how they are using new technology like smart sensors, radar, camera and wireless systems to develop new crash avoidance and driver assist systems. 9 a.m. FREE. St. Luke’s Medical Offices, 520 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-381-2592,

Art ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— See Thursday. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—The club meets the first Tuesday and second Friday of the month. See website for more info. FREE, Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895. KARAOKE CONTEST—8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-3226699. 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. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, 208-465-6446, MBA SUMMER PREVIEW— University of Phoenix faculty, current students and alumni of the MBA program will share their knowledge of the curriculum and

offer guidance to those interested in furthering their education with the university. 6:30 p.m. FREE. University of Phoenix-Idaho campus, 3080 E. Gentry Way, Ste. 150, Meridian, 208-888-1505, POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS— Meet up with other professional adults to collaborate on topics of community service and well-being. 5:15 p.m. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-395-1531. SOCRATES CAFE—Join a group of active and engaged listeners who meet every week to discuss burning questions like “what is the standard of beauty” or “are happiness and pleasure the same thing.” The group votes on a question and the discussion begins. For more information, e-mail 7-8:45 p.m. FREE. Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-344-7272, TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT AND BEER PONG NIGHT—8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.badirish. com.

Literature PARTNERS IN CRIME—Writers and fans of mystery meet to discuss trends in the genre. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229, www. POETRY READING—Poetry host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. and start waxing poetic at 7 p.m. For more information, email 6:30 p.m. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-noon99.

Talks & Lectures F-35 CRITICS PANEL—Local speakers from the Idaho Peace Coalition and Save Our Valley Now will address local noise and economic concerns related to the F-35 fighter jet the Pentagon is considering basing at the Mountain Home Air Force Base and Idaho National Guard’s Gowen Field. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

Citizen CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS—6 p.m. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Religious/Spiritual MEDITATE WITH BOISE DHARMATA SANGHA—Meditate with the Boise Dharmata Sangha. First and Third Tuesday of every month, 7-8 p.m. 2369 W. Trestle Drive, Meridian. 208-921-4062. www. boisesangha.googlepages. com.

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NOISE/CD REVIEW THE BLACK KEYS: BROTHERS The Black Keys have done a couple of new things recently: They cut their hair and put out their latest album, Brothers (Nonesuch). Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney are pros at writing hard-hitting blues numbers. In Brothers, their sixth release, they bring a heavy combination of crunchy riffs, dust-bowl blues and loose fleshy drum beats, resulting in their richest and most substantial album yet. Press play and immediately the drums start stomping beneath a muted, fuzzed-out guitar on “Everlasting Light.” “Next Girl” is a fun anthem that any guy can relate to: “My next girl / will be nothing like my ex-girl. / I made mistakes back then / I’ll never do it again.” “Howlin For You” would work well on a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack with its old-school spaghetti western jangle. Sprawling, greasy and rife with hooks, songs such as “Ten Cent Pistol,” “I’m Not The One” and “Sinister Kid” keep the album rocking, while “The Only One,” “These Days” and “Never Gonna Give You Up” contrast as subtle come-down numbers, the latter utilizing soft, backing feminine vocals to underscore Auerbach’s blues howl. In total, the album runs for nearly an hour, and while there are stagnant moments, the majority of Brothers remains exciting and entertaining—an impressive feat for a sixth full-length album. All told, Brothers is a fine addition to an already impressive discography. —Stephen Foster WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 Festivals & Events LIQUID FORUM—Join in a discussion showcasing a local nonproďŹ t with a silent auction and local music. Hosted by Liquid Lounge and United Vision for Idaho. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www.

Workshops & Classes HIKING SUN VALLEY AND KETCHUM—Scott Marchant, author of The Day Hiker’s Guide to Sun Valley and Ketchum, will discuss the local area and highlight many hiking opportunities in the Smoky, Boulder and Pioneer mountains. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, stores/boise. POLE DANCING CLASSES— Learn to pole dance. 7:30 p.m. $60. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 200 E. 37th St., No. 7, Garden City, 208-409-2403, www.


Sports & Fitness

ROCK ART PERSPECTIVES: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS— See Thursday. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120,

TRICYCLE RACES—The disclaimer at the beginning of Jackass was about exactly this sort of thing, which is why it’s awesome. 10 p.m. FREE. The Lobby, 760 W. Main St., Boise, 208-991-2183.



BOISE NONFICTION WRITERS, SPEAKER SERIES—Join a group of nonďŹ ction writers who meet to learn from guest speakers and from each other. Arrive at 6 p.m. to browse bookshelves and chat it up with other aspiring writers. For more information, e-mail 6:30-8 p.m. FREE, Rediscovered Bookshop, 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-4229.

BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Volunteer bicycle mechanics are on hand to answer a variety of bicycle repair questions, help with problem diagnosis and assist in bicycle repair. The Boise Bicycle Project relies on volunteers to continue their work of ďŹ xing up old bicycles and donating them to children of low income families and local refugees. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, www.

Talks & Lectures GIRLS IN TECH—Featuring local Boise State Radio host Stephanie Wick. Join Wick for an evening of humor as she discusses what it’s like to host her local program “That’s Woman’s Work.� 5:45-7 p.m. FREE. Boise Water Cooler, 1401 W. Idaho, Boise.

Kids & Teens MAKE AND TAKE—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older held in the Secret Garden. Learn while having fun. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940,

Calls to Artists

SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS: SING, ACT, DANCE OR MIX AND MATCH—Two-week camp that immerses students in the world of musical theater. Students learn the fundamentals of acting, dancing, singing, staging while also developing advanced theater skills such as character development, comedic timing and scene objective. This program fosters the unique strengths and talents of each student, no audition required. Working as a team, the kids produce a show to be presented to the public on the last day of camp. Contact Steve Galka at the Downtown Family YMCA 208344-5502 ex. 271 to register. June 2-Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 7-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 21-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and July Noon-23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $187$264. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5501, www.

ARTS FAIRE AT THE RIVER— Artists of all mediums are invited to apply for the juried ďŹ ne art festival to be held during At the River festival, which for the ďŹ rst time combines three great events: Jazz at the River, Eagle Arts Faire and the Eagle Food and Wine Festival June 25-27. Visit for an artist application. BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART SUBMISSIONS—Every week Boise Weekly chooses one submitted original work for the cover. BW will pay $150 for every published cover. We request that all published original covers be donated to a charity cover auction in the fall beneďŹ ting programs in the arts. Works must be original, in any medium including digital and photography. Artists submitting digital covers must do so on archival quality or giclee print. Square format works preferred, but slightly rectangular works accepted. Final reproduction size is approx. 10-inch by 10-inch, but original artwork may be any size. Works do not have to be framed. BW will handle all framing for the auction. Artworks not selected are available for pickup anytime. Drop your artwork by the BW ofďŹ ce. Direct questions to leila@boiseweekly. com. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055, www.

Odds & Ends POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.

EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBIT AT CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—For info, visit www. and click on the Emerging Artists Exhibition link at the top of the page. LOOKING FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS FOR PLAYING IN THE PLAZA—This is an outdoor family-friendly event in a small Meridian City Park. Only one vendor type of craft and food will be allowed each week. You can sign up for more than one week. If interested, call 208-888-4049 after 2 p.m. Generations Plaza, corner of Main St. and Idaho Ave., Meridian, www.meridiancity. org. STILL HAVEN’T FOUND SOMETHING TO KEEP YOU BUSY? VISIT BOISEWEEKLY.COM AND CLICK ON “CALENDAR� AND THEN “FIND EVENTS� FOR EVEN MORE COMMUNITY EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK.


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n this, our annual Summer Guide, we’ve offered some warm-weather options for improving and enriching your life. Outdoor music festivals fit that criteria perfectly, offering a little food for your soul. Treasure Valley is home to an abundance of these outdoor music fests, but regardless of whether you plan to attend the one-day blowouts for a fix or every offering in a concert series for long-term nutrition, expect temperatures to soar as high as your hopes for a good time. Don’t let poor planning ruin your good time or the music you were excited to hear may be drowned out by the sweat dripping off your forehead, the moans caused by your aching feet, and the eeps of pain every time someone brushes against your sunburned bod. We offer a rundown of a few of these music events. Some have been around a while, some are a couple of years old, and one is a brand-new concert series. We’ve rated their sizzle factor based on how hot we think these tickets are: lineup, location, anticipation, cost. Now, go forth and get some sustenance for your soul. And whatever you do, don’t forget sunscreen.

Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series DATES: May 6-Sept. 7 LOCATION: Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, COST: $35-$75 single; $300-$1,700 group reser ved seating SIZZLE FACTOR: High This relatively new series presented by the Knitting Factor y has proved hugely popular. It’s already in full swing with the Barenaked Ladies and Merle Haggard having per formed in IBG’s gorgeous gardens, but you can still catch chanteuses Jewel and Brandi Carlile, the prolific Jackson Browne, wicked gamer Chris Isaak, funksters Widespread Panic with JJ Grey and Mofro, a benefit by locals Kevin Kirk and Onomatopoeia, and the legends’ legend Willie Nelson. Tickets are selling fast. Food and beverages are available on site or you can bring a picnic. Low-back chairs and blankets are encouraged. Keep in mind that outside alcohol is prohibited and coolers will be searched, which may slow you—and the hundreds of people in line behind you—down, and parking is an issue, so plan accordingly.

Alive After Five DATES: June 2-Sept. 29 LOCATION: The Grove, 850 W. Front St., COST: FREE SIZZLE FACTOR: Medium This every-Wednesday concert is, for some, less about the music and more about meeting up with friends or making new ones. However, the music is the reason for the season. Catch the likes of out-of-towners Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Paul Thorn,

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The Stone Foxes and Jerry Joseph. AA5 picked up speed last year with the reintroduction of local openers, which continues this year with Jeremiah James, Sleepy Seeds, Bank, James Orr, Poke and more. We’re happy to see the return of local openers to AA5. Food and beverages are available on site, the fountain is on, the Grove is ringed with local vendors, it’s a family friendly event and admission is free. But there isn’t much shade available so it’s tough to stay cool.

Gem State Jam DATES: Saturday, June 19 LOCATION: Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, COST: $15 advance, $20 door SIZZLE FACTOR: Medium-High The Old Pen will abound with sound from 12:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. as a combination of locals and out-of-towners give this nearly new festival legs: Cash’d Out (a Johnny Cash tribute band), Jerry Joseph with Wally Ingram and JR Ruppel, the Mike Pinto Band, Big Light, Wendy Darling, Shook Twins, David Robert King, Volifonix, The Very Most, Dan Keck, Brandon Pritchett and Boise Rock School. This shindig is solar powered (which is excellent), admission is reasonably priced, the Old Pen is a cool venue and food and beverages are available on site. Just remember that this is an all-day event. You might want to plan like you would for an allday road trip: maybe bring a change of clothes, snacks, etc.

Eagle River Pavilion Concerts DATES: June 10-Sept. 2 LOCATION: Eagle River Pavilion, 827 E. Riverside Drive, COST: $35-$75 SIZZLE FACTOR: High

We’re in what feels like an era of the comeback. Mickey Rourke is starring in movies again and bands that were big 30 years ago—think The Eagles—are out on the road once more (or maybe never left it). Folks in their 40s, 50s and 60s who missed these acts back in the day can see these beloved rock bands live instead of just wistfully humming along to best-of collections via iPod. Case in point, the new Eagle River Pavilion will host Crosby, Stills and Nash, who will christen the new event center, the Steve Miller Band, John Prine and Lyle Lovett this summer. This is a great opportunity to see some classic acts, as well as the likes of The Black Crowes and Michael Franti and Spearhead. The low-end tickets are relatively inexpensive, but because this venue is so new, we’ll have to wait and see how this concert series pans out.

Vans Warped Tour DATES: Friday, Aug. 13 LOCATION: Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, COST: $32 advance, $35 day of show SIZZLE FACTOR: Medium Now in its 16th year, Warped Tour is older than many of its attendees. The event is a huge draw in the venues it visits, and the Idaho Center is no exception. More than 50 bands will perform during the day (many concurrently on different stages) and thousands will flock to see them. The inclusion of bands like Reel Big Fish, Dropkick Murphys, Andrew W.K. and Sum 41 this year guarantees that a few parents will be in attendance, too. Two especially remarkable aspects of the Warped Tour, besides its longevity, are founder Kevin Lyman’s inclusion of kids in the process—for helping with cleanup, they get free admission— and his adherence to his quest to keep the whole thing as green as possible. This concert offers a lot of bang for the buck, and we’re impressed with the focus on reduce, reuse, recycle. Food and drink are available. But it’s tough to decide whether to spend the whole day or just catch specific acts at the Idaho Center Warped Tour stop. It takes place in the middle of August here and a lot of the activity happens on the sun-heated blacktop surrounding the grassy bowl. It’s kind like being oven-broiled: heat hits from both the sun above and the pavement below. Plenty of sunscreen and water are required to wring all of the fun out of this one. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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BATTLE OF THE BANDS—8 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon

ASKING ALEXANDRIA—With We Came as Romans, From First to Last, Out Last Night and A Bullet for Pretty Boy. 7:30 p.m. $14. The Venue

BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY WEBER—9:30 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet BERNIE REILLY—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—Drums and amps provided. Just show up and make some noise. 8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar BLAZE AND KELLY ON THE ROXX— 9 p.m. FREE. Sin DAKOTA MAD BAND—10 p.m. $2. Terrapin Station


DAN COSTELLO AND LETA NEUSTAEDTER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel

CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

HOLIDAY FRIENDS—With Yeah Great Fine and Boy Eats Drum Machine. 8 p.m. $5. VAC


KEVIN KIRK, STEVE EATON AND PHIL GAROZNIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LAST BAND STANDING—With Cap Gun Suicide, Fly2Void, Karin Comes Killing and Sub*Vert. 9 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement LAURA MARLING—With Smoke Fairies and Pete Roe. 8 p.m. $10. Neurolux SOUL CONTROL—With Like Wolves, Caulfield, Bone Dance and Bare Witness. 6 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

KIDNEY FOR LACEY THOMPSON BENEFIT—With Scott Tyler of Blackjackmoonshiners, Gizzard Stone and Lacy Heyward. 6 p.m. $7. VAC MARCUS EATON—Later, DJ Rock Robb. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux PAUL PETERSON BLUES CLUB—8 p.m. $5. Reef RED MUFFS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


SHON SANDERS—10 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek Ale House

BLAZE AND KELLY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Seasons Bistro

SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m. $2. Liquid

DJ ROCK ROB—11 p.m. $3. Neurolux

LOCAL NATIVES—With Suckers. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

KEVIN KIRK, JOHN JONES, JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT—With Camden Hughes. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club


LIKE TRAINS AND TAXIS—With Arctic Turtles and Mousy Brown. 9 p.m. $3. Terrapin Station

SOUL HONEY—9 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill SWAGGER—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement TYLER FORTIER—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s

FREUDIAN SLIP—9 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel

MACKLEMORE—With Ryan Lewis. 10 p.m. $5. Reef

JOHN CAZAN—5-9 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel

PATRICIA FOLKNER—7:30 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel

JOHNNY SHOES—6-9 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe

TECH N9NE—See Picks, Page 22. 8 p.m. $22. Knitting Factory Asking Alexandria

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KARIN COMES KILLING—With Fault Paradox and Above The Dead. 9 p.m. $2. Terrapin Station






Though they look a little like Creedence Clearwater Revival rejects, Kansas City, Mo.-based Queens Club echoes sounds from across the pond. The quartet blends the sound of Scottish foursome Franz Ferdinand with London’s alternative dance outfit Bloc Party. Formed in 2008 members of metalcore band The Chariots, Queens Club’s eclectic blend of electronics, punk guitars and velvet vocals give their debut, Young Giant, a vibrant and fresh sound. Programming from drummer Jake Ryan and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Nichols incorporates elements of Owl City to the overall rock and roll vibe. Weird Al Yankovic clone, guitarist/vocalist Daniel Eaton, offers his soothing melodies with an odd trace of an English accent a la Kele Okereke (Bloc Party). Single “Less Talk” is a fast-paced, foot-stomping romp accentuated by bullhorn-esque vocals and furious guitar. You’ll need some serious solvent to get these tunes unstuck from your head. —Jennifer Spencer

Much like their band name, Freelance Whales’ lyrics are comprised of a number of incongruent ideas Superglued together to form something inexplicably charming. On the song “Ghosting” off their recent release Weathervanes, frontman Judah Dadone sings: “But, oh, you caught me sleeping in the power sockets / You caught me mildew in the tiles of the bathroom / And, oh, you shot a glance like I was doing OK / Oh, I am never on my way.” And while none of that makes the slightest bit of sense, Dadone’s Ben Gibbard-ish high voice backed by the horn-filled rainy-day vibe of American Football on “Ghosting,” or the romantic bloops and blips of Her Space Holiday on “Starring,” somehow smooths out all the kinks. Though all of this layered instrumentation might sound a bit precious, those who caught the high-energy fivesome last fall with Fanfarlo won’t be sleeping in the power sockets come Tuesday night.

With Emery, Sent By Ravens, Kiros and Stop Drop and Party, 7 p.m., $12 adv., $14 door. The Venue, 521 Broad St.,

With Fruit Bats and Vetiver, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886,

—Tara Morgan


GUIDE SATURDAY MAY 29 28 DAYS LATOUR—With Knights of the Abyss, Burning the Masses, Those Who Lie Beneath, And Hell Followed With, World These Kings and Depths of Anguish. 6 p.m. $12. Brawl Studios DUST N’ BONES—8:30 p.m. $10-$20. Knitting Factory GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s HAMBONE ON THE BEACH—6 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe

PRAIRIE SKY PILOTS—With Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. 9 p.m. $3. Terrapin THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club SPINDLEBOMB—9 p.m. $2. Liquid SWAGGER—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement TOM JENSEN, KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers TT MILLER—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s

LEVY’S ALLEY—9 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel MIKE COMPTON— Grammy Award-winning mandolinist from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou and Down From the Mountain Tour, currently touring with Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes. Ticket price includes dinner. See Picks, Page 22. 6 p.m. $20. The Blue Moose Cafe MIKE QUINN—9 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill OCEAN STORY SOCIAL—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank


SONGWRITER’S CLUB WITH BERNIE REILLY—7 p.m. FREE. The Bouquet STICK TO YOUR GUNS—With The Ghost Inside, ABACABB and Grave Maker. 7 p.m. $12. The Venue TARTUFI—With Low Red Land, The Don’ts and Low-fi. See Picks, Page 22. 8 p.m. $5. VAC



EMERY—With Queens Club, Sent by Ravens, Kiros and Stop Drop and Party. See Listen Here, Page 36. 7:30 p.m. $14. The Venue

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Fishtank Ensemble with The Well Suited. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove Plaza

FRUIT BATS—With Vetiver and Freelance Whales. See Listen Here, Page 36. 8 p.m. $12. Neurolux


FUEGOGO!—9:30 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station

BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—Drums and amps provided. Just show up and make some noise. 8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

JEREMIAH JAMES AND NED EVETT—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel

CAMDEN HUGHES, JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DAMIEN JURADO—With Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground. 8 p.m. $10. Neurolux

YER MAMA—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny



BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—Drums and amps provided. Just show up and make some noise. 8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge


ANNABEL—With Blind Arrows Set Sail. 8 p.m. $2. Terrapin Station


SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid

IT PREVAILS—With Close Your Eyes, Brawl, Our City Skyline and Bare Witness. 6 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

EXPIRE—With Xibalba, Brawl, The Dude Abides, For My Own and Dead Last. 6 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon-3 p.m. FREE. Grape Escape

JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

HAPPY PEOPLE—9 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Pub JOHN HANSEN—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JIM LEWIS—11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Focaccia’s RESCHEDULED EAGLES CONCERT—All original tickets will be honored. Refunds will be granted to those unable to attend at the ICtickets Office at the Idaho Center. 8 p.m. $55-$180. Idaho Center



JONAH SHUE—7:30 p.m. FREE. Red Feather Lounge

SONG & DANCE DJS—Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony. Sat: Balcony, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Neurolux, Terrapin Station. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony. KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Ha’Penny, Overland, Savvy’s, Sin, Terry’s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Terry’s. Fri: 44 Club, Nuthouse, Overland, Savvy’s, Sunshine Lounge, Terry’s. Sat: 44 Club, Crickets, Hooligans, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Mon: 44 Club. Tue: 44 Club, Crickets, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Terry’s. OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, The Plank. Thu: O’Michael’s. Fri: Rembrandt’s. Sun: Bouquet. Mon: Terrapin Station, Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. For the week’s complete schedule of music listings, visit

THE PRAIRIE SKY PILOTS—9 p.m. $2. Liquid

MONDAYS WITH ROB PAPER—8 p.m. FREE. Reef PUNK MONDAY—With Bug Girl, Erik Anarchy, The Old One Two and Trigger Itch. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

Ned Evett

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dmit it: You’ve always wanted to learn how to take great pictures, paint portraits of your family, make kick-ass jewelry or publish your own novel but never had the time. If you’re one of the unlucky ones for whom the recession meant an extended “vacation,” now you do have time. Instead of hanging around the house this summer, sign the kids up for camp and then go sign yourself up for one of the many adult community education art classes offered by Boise Parks and Recreation and College of Western Idaho. Classes like these are a relatively inexpensive, quick way to learn something new, enrich what you already know or maybe help you become a more well-rounded person—which will come in handy when the job fairy comes knocking at your door.

Boise Parks and Recreation The City of Boise offers a whole host of courses to help you get in touch with your inner artist. Here are a few picks for that aspiring painter, photographer or jeweler. Registration is available online, by mail, by fax, by phone or in person. Download a full list of classes and registration information at parks or by calling 208-384-4486.

ACRYLIC PAINTING DATES: Wednesdays, June 16-July 21 TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m. COST: Boise residents: $50.59 Nonresidents: $77.86

COST: Boise Residents: $34.04 Nonresidents: $52.21

COST: Boise residents: $50.59 Nonresidents: $77.86

Just pointing and clicking is fine for your Flickr account, but this class will help wannabe paparazzi focus on finer photography. You will learn the basics of mastering a 35 mm camera (you remember what those are, right?) like understanding shutter speed, composition and attachments such as telephoto lenses. A basic working knowledge of 35 mm cameras is required.

Sites like Etsy are exploding with handcrafted artisan jewelry and now you can join the crowd. This class teaches you not only how to simply make a necklace or earrings, but you will also learn how to twist wire, tie hemp, make your own beads and even learn how to peyote stitch (which does not involve hallucinogens).

PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE DARKROOM DATES: Wednesdays, July 21-August 11 TIME: 7-9 p.m. COST: Boise residents: $34.04 Nonresidents: $52.21

This class is for all skill levels, even those who don’t know which end of a paintbrush is up. Beginners will learn basic color, composition, texture and layering while more experienced artists can learn ways to refine their techniques. Still-life, landscapes and portrait subject matter will be covered, as well as methods of abstract painting.

This class will help further develop your snapshot skills and teach you how to see the big picture. You’ll learn how to develop black and white photos including negative development, print enlargement and photo mounting. (By the way, you aspiring Annie Leibovitzes can take advantage of Fort Boise Community Center’s dark room for a $4 drop-in fee. They provide the darkroom time and chemicals, you bring the paper. Call 208-384-4128 for more information.)

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING DATES: Wednesdays, June 16-July 21 TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m. COST: Boise residents: $50.59 Nonresidents: $77.86

BATIK DATES: Mondays, June 14-July 26 TIME: 1-3 p.m. COST: Boise residents: $50.59 Nonresidents: $77.86

Many artists forgo using oil as a medium because it takes days to dry properly and oil paint fumes can be as noxious as Eyjafjallajokull ash. In this class, students use faster-drying, non-toxic oils to learn the basics of underpainting, glazing and alla prima painting (which is a method of painting all at once instead of layering colors).

This ancient fabric painting/dyeing technique uses wax, paint, dyes and heat to create beautiful patterns. The class description suggests the many ways you can use batik to jazz up everything from pillows to wall hangings, placemats, curtains, garden flags and even tool bags. Yep, tool bags. Batik your tool belt and you’ll be the most chic DIYer on your block.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMERA FUNCTIONS DATES: Wednesdays, June 16-July 7 TIME: 7-9 p.m.

JEWELRY MAKING DATES: Tuesdays, June 15-July 20 TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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College of Western Idaho The valley’s newest higher-education edifice also provides a slew of artful offerings this summer. CWI has campuses in both Ada County and Canyon County so it’s easy to get to class and they offer courses in everything from dance to writing to photography and more. A full list of classes, locations and registration information is available at or by calling 208-562-3500.

ZUMBA GOLD DATES: Tuesdays, Thursdays, June 1-June 24 TIME: Noon-1 p.m. COST: $29 This may sound like a kids’ TV show, but Zumba is a dance class that combines (take a deep breath) meringue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia, belly dancing, flamenco, tango and aerobic fitness. All skill levels are welcome, but dress comfortably and be prepared to do some serious booty shaking.

WRITING, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING YOUR FIRST OR SEVENTH BOOK DATE: Thursday, July 8 TIME: 6-10 p.m. COST: $59 Best-selling author Bobbie Christensen offers a 10-step program for writing a book, from

the first tap of your keyboard to the moment you send if off to the printer. She’ll help you learn how to get a publisher or self-publish and keep all your best-selling dough for yourself. She’ll even teach you how to market and sell your book before you’ve finished writing it. (Maybe someone should ask for her advice on healthcare reform.)

INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING DATES: Tuesdays, June 1-June 29 TIME: 7-8:30 p.m. COST: $39 Do you ever imagine seeing a story you’ve written brought to life on a stage? Even Mamma Mia and Hairspray had to start somewhere. In this course, you’ll learn how to create characters, write dialogue and translate your story to live actors.

NIGHTLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY DATE: Wednesday, June 2; Thursday, June 3 TIME: 6-8 p.m.; 5-9 p.m. COST: $59 Nighttime photographs can be some of the most stunning but also the most difficult to get right. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the most of limited lighting as well as how to express a mood by using the darkness to your advantage. Be sure to take along your SLR/ digital camera, lenses, memory cards and even your laptop. The class is scheduled to take a fieldtrip to downtown Boise on June’s First Thursday to gather some great photo fodder.

LANDSCAPE AND OUTDOOR PORTRAITS DATE: Thursday, June 10 TIME: 6-9 p.m. COST: $79 This photography class teaches you how to take photos in bright sunlight, which can sometimes be as difficult as taking photos in low light. You’ll learn how to frame trees, streams, meadows and mountains as well as people standing in or on them. You’ll need the same equipment needed for the Nightlife Photography class. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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ometimes you want to beat the heat with pure escapism. Sometimes you want use your brain, lest it turn to mush in the dog days. Your movie guide for the summer of 2010 is a list of parallel options for each weekend: something for the left brain (more verbal, more linear) and something for the right brain (more visual, more random).

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4(%'//$(%!24 — This one is like Cheers, except nobody gives a crap what your name is. Lucas (Paul Dano), a young homeless man, is taken in by crusty bar owner Jacques (Brian Cox), who shows Lucas the ropes in hopes of turning the tavern over to him one day.

'%4()-4/4(%'2%%+ — The hilariously inappropriate Russell Brand teams up again with Jonah Hill (they co-starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) in this ďŹ lm about a poor guy (Hill) assigned to bring an out-of-control rock star (Brand) under control for a comeback concert. P. Diddy stars as a music mogul.

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This summer’s wild card: The Girl Who Played With Fire. It’s the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which was a big hit internationally (including at The Flicks). The movie is expected to hit Idaho sometime in July.

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who, yes, catches a young lass in his nets.

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movie. Do not go to this movie hungry.

starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Do not go to this movie with an attitude.

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SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings THE DRY LAND—Idaho premiere of producer Heather Rae’s new film about a soldier struggling with his return from war, written and directed by Ryan Piers Williams and starring America Ferrera. All three will be present at this special screening that benefits the Veteran’s Resource Network Group. Advance tickets are available for $25 at the Flicks box office. (R) May 25, 7 p.m. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, www.



Flicks: W-Th: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; F-Su: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; M: 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; Tu: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10 a.m., 1:45, 4:25, 6:55, 9:30


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:10, 2:40, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 2:15, 4:45, 7, 9:15


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:05 IRON MAN 2—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 1:50, 4:10, 4:50, 7:10, 7:50, 10:10, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 12:35, 1:30, 2, 3:30, 4:30, 5, 6:35, 7:10, 8, 9:35, 10:20, 11

JUST WRIGHT— NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS—Iranian youths try to form a rock band with the hopes of playing a festival in London but must dodge the government at every turn in order to do so. (NR) Flicks PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME—Based on the video game, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a rogue prince that must race against dark forces to prevent them from using an ancient dagger from the Gods to reverse time and rule the world. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:25


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 10:05


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:05, 4:05, 7:15, 10:15



Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 1:25, 2:35, 4, 5:05, 6:40, 7:35, 9:10, 10:10 Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:15 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN ERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS— Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:05, 9:05; F-Su: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05; M: 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05; Tu:: 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS— Flicks: F-Su: 12:25, 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10; M: 2:40, 4:50, 7, 9:10; Tu: 4:50, 7, 9:10 NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET— Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:15, 3:35, 6, 8:15, 10:30 PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME—

Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 10:30 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:50

SEX AND THE CITY TWO—Four NYC glamour-gals decide to go on vacation to the Middle-East. Crude and heartfelt hilarity ensues. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22



Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10, 10:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 1, 1:40, 3:20, 3:55, 4:40, 6:20, 7:05, 7:40, 9:20, 10, 10:40


Edwards 9: F-Tu: 12:40, 1:10, 3:50, 4:20, 7, 7:30, 10:10, 10:40 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 10:10


Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:20, 1:40, 4:20, 4:40, 7:20, 7:40, 9:50, 10:20 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12:15, 2:45, 3:15, 5:15, 5:45, 7:45, 8:20, 10:15, 10:35

SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1:20, 2:20, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:20, 8:50, 9:50 SHREK FOREVER AFTER IMAX 3D—

BABIES—Documentary following the first year in the life of four different babies being raised in different parts in the world in very different ways. (PG) Flicks THE BACK-UP PLAN—Jennifer Lopez is back as the single and baby-hungry Zoe, who is artificially inseminated with a friend’s sperm. Dating complications arise when a pregnant Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin). (PG-13) Edwards 22

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Edwards 22: F-Tu: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:10, 9:20; F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:10, 9:20; M: 2:45, 5, 7:10, 9:20; Tu: 5, 7:10, 9:20 Flicks : W-Th: 4:30, 7, 9:30

T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700,; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821,; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454,; The Flicks, 208-342-4222,; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208377-3072, Movie times listed were correct as of press time. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

LISTINGS/SCREEN for a long lost love. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 MACGRUBER—Spy spoof featuring cast members of SNL. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CLASH OF THE TITANS—Avatar’s Sam Worthington takes on the remake of the 1981 cheese fest as Perseus, a warrior who leads an army into forbidden worlds to stop Hades (Ralph Fiennes) from usurping power from Perseus’ father, Zeus (Liam Neeson). (R) Edwards 22 DATE NIGHT—Steve Carrell and Tina Fey star as the Fosters, a bored married couple, who pretend to be the Tripplehorns to snag their reservation at an exclusive restaurant. They quickly discover the Tripplehorns (James Franco and Mila Kunis) are a pair of thieves the mob wants to find. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 FURRY VENGEANCE—Animals attack when a real estate developer (Brendan Fraser) attempts to build a housing development in a forest. A construction site turns into a battlefield in this comedy from Just Friends director Roger Kumble. (G) Edwards 22

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS— Academy Award-winning documentary telling the story of the Rand Corporation researcher who leaked thousands of pages of secret documents to The New York Times in 1971. (NR) Flicks NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET— The remake of Wes Craven’s classic pits razor-handed killer Freddy Krueger against a group of suburban teenagers he attacks in their dreams. (R) Edwards 22 ROBIN HOOD—Russell Crowe stars as the Robin Hood in his third pairing with director Ridley Scott. In 12th century England, Sir Robin Longstride (Crowe) must rescue his village from the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham (Mat-

thew Macfayden) while wooing the widowed Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 SHREK FOREVER AFTER— Bored, Shrek makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to feel like a real ogre again, but when he is tricked and sent to an alternate version of Far Far Away where everything is wrong, wrongs he must right. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22, Edwards IMAX SWEETGRASS—Documentary following the way of life for sheep farmers and their flocks on their last drive over the Beartooth Mountains in Montana (NR) Flicks VINCERE—The tragic story of Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) who bore Mussolini (Filippo Timi) a son and financed his newspaper long before his rise to power. (NR) Flicks


HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON—To prove his manhood, the son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon. However, in the process, he discovers that dragons may be man’s new best friend. (PG) Edwards 22 IRON MAN 2—Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, billionaire arms manufacturer and playboy with a heart of cold fusion and a superpowered exoskeleton he uses to fight the enemies of freedom. But one of those enemies, Ivan Venko (Mickey Rourke), isn’t so pleased with the fact that Stark has made his fortune off the killing of his countrymen and decides to seek super-powered revenge. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 JUST WRIGHT—Queen Latifah plays a physical therapist that falls for her patient, professional basketball player, who also happens to be interested in her best friend. (PG) Edwards 22 KICK ASS—Superhero movies finally jump the shark when McLovin and Nic Cage team up to fight crime, despite not actually having any powers. (R) Edwards 22 KITES—A man left for dead in the Mexican desert is determined to make it back to the love of his life. Only problem, she’s engaged to someone else. (NR) Edwards 22

LETTERS TO JULIET—Dear John’s Amanda Seyfried stars in this romantic comedy about an American’s journey to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet. When she begins to answers letters written to Romeo’s obsession, she gets entangled in the lifelong search


We’re reminding ourselves that television giveth and television taketh away as we mourn the loss of Lost.

WAS LOST, BUT NOW I’M FOUND When I was a kid, my Dad bellyached that he was giving up on prime time when they took Ironside off TV. Jeepers, I thought, TV was packed with great shows like The Monkees, Laugh In and Room 222. But it turns out that I am my father’s son, and I’ve lamented the passing of more prime time TV shows than my Dad ever did. When Cheers went off the air, I told myself at least there was Seinfeld. When Seinfeld went off the air, at least Frasier was still on. When Frasier left, I had The West Wing. And when The West Wing was cancelled, at least there was ABC’s Lost. Until Sunday, May 23. When creator J.J. Abrams first crashed Oceanic flight 815 in the fall of 2004, he set a new standard for television pilots. Compare that first hour of Lost to any major studio release. The special effects, the instant character definition and the breathless pace were as good as any Hollywood blockbuster. But like millions of others, I cursed many of the 120 hours of Lost. The scores of plot lines and extra characters made my head spin. However, when the story returned to the core characters, Lost shone. Pound for pound, Lost had the best cast in television history. The show produced at least eight breakout performances, and countless supporting roles and cameo star turns. The final episode of Lost will haunt me. Was it perfect? Of course not. Did it answer all of the mysteries? Sorry. But for me, the finale was satisfyingly intelligent and unabashedly emotional. And it touched the third rail of prime time television: faith. It explored good vs. evil. It explored unrequited love. And the writers’ vision of life everlasting was incredibly brave. I’ve watched the final hour four times already and appreciate it a bit more each time. They had me at “goodbye.” —George Prentice

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—Nathaniel Hoffman

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Technically it’s springtime in Boise, but looking north from the Bench or from the vantage point of a lone tomato plant, Old Man Winter is still hanging around. Hell, it snowed like crazy last week. So we thought we’d check in with Bogus Basin and see if they had any new plans for next winter. Back in March, we wrote about some concerns that the freestyle ski opportunities at Bogus were not as aggro as some young freestylers—and their parents— desired. Several local organizations pitched ideas for a beefed-up freestyle program at the mountain and the Bogus Basin Board recently reached an agreement intended to up the ante. The Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, which has run youth ski racing on the hill for some 40 years, will retain control over freestyle skiing, but will utilize a newer organization—the Idaho Snow Sports Association—for coaching and rolling out more slopestyle, big air and rail jam events. Brian Ellsworth, a member of the Bogus Board, said the board had a good debate and was mostly in agreement that all racing on the mountain should be under the umbrella of BBSEF “Bogus’ policy is that we want to be the venue, but don’t want to take over the athletic programs,” Ellsworth said. Mike Teschner owns Eco Lounge Freeride Shop in Boise and Meridian and started ISSA, which ran the Dotty Clark Freeride Competition at Bogus last winter. Teschner said they hope to offer some sanctioned freestyle events and get more Bogus kids into the competitive pipeline. BBSEF, which has a growing freeride education program of its own, will maintain its existing big mountain and skier cross tracks. ISSA will help with skiers who want to move into slopestyle, big air and rail jam competition, and both programs will share coaches, according to Teschner. “As racers want to cross over, they cross over to us,” Teschner said. BBSEF President Mike Sabin said the partnership will definitely expand freestyle and freeride opportunities at Bogus. “The philosophies of ISSA and BBSEF were the most closely aligned and with some of their expertise and some of our expertise, a combined partnership seemed to fit very well,” said Sabin. Teschner said they will seek both U.S. Ski Association and U.S.A Snowboard Association sanctioning so competitors at Bogus can earn points toward nationals competition. It looks like spring weather may finally be peeking around the corner, and that means more usage of the Foothills trails. A few weeks ago, the City of Boise circulated a trail use survey at trailheads across the Boise Front. Julia Grant with Parks and Rec said they had a record number of surveys returned—just about 2,000. They only received about 1,400 in October 2009, when they did the first survey. Grant is still going through the results but her overall impression of the survey: “Pretty darn positive.”

RECLAND Visionist creates festival to honor Idaho’s diverse playground MIKA BELLE Big summer festivals are back this June with the inaugural Boise Rec Fest—a replacement and expected evolution of the summer event once known as the River Festival. Boise Rec Fest is gearing up for two days celebrating the diverse recreational activities enjoyed in Idaho. Skiers, hikers, bikers and more can meet with recreation industry reps, experts and hobbyists while enjoying Idaho foods, bands and wines. Boise Rec Fest creator Brett Adler hopes for sunny skies, warm water and fun-loving outdoor types for the The new festival owes much to the long inaugural recreational exposition at Ann Morrison Park. struggle and commitment of young entrepreneur Brett Adler. The New Jersey native actually run a festival. In 2008, he was again traveling vendors, exhibitors, food stands and has more than a dozen years of experience bands,” Adler said. inspired to start the Boise Rec Fest when he in event planning, fundraising and volunteer The festival will also feature two days of realized “the heart and center of Boise and recruitment. He conceived the idea for Boise live music for all attendees, free of charge. Idaho is recreation.” Rec Fest in 2003. Adler admits he first wanted the festival to Boise Rec Fest launches on the weekend “Ever since the River Festival went away, I include at least a couple of big-name acts, of June 26-27 in Ann Morrison Park. As for wanted something to replace it,” he said. but organizers later embraced the idea of recreation, anyone with a pulse should be Adler said he wanted to create a similar staying local. festival experience during the Boise summer, able to find something he or she likes or is at “I have put together the music lineup for least curious about. The but it took him until both days, which will feature all Boise bands,” festival is meant for all 2009 to actually start said Stephanie Coyle, a steering committee ages and skill levels and taking action. Along the member for Go Listen Boise. welcomes any type of way, he had to take a big Go Listen Boise is a volunteer collecrecreation: foot, bike or leap of faith. ski, indoors or out, and at tion of music supporters that promotes the “March [2009] was the Boise-area music community and helps select any time of year. moment I took my idea local acts for Alive After Five. Coyle said the Family activities and decided it was time festival music lineup features about a dozen will include baseball, to actually start following acts, including Low-fi, Steve Fulton and Boise basketball, disc golf, through with it,” he said. footbags, golf, horseshoes, Rock School. “I quit my job last June.” Finding enough sponsors and vendors to skateboarding, soccer, Adler envisioned the support a large event is a tall order in times of tennis, volleyball and festival with a recreationa recession, but organizers have done just that. more. Workshops will al theme, an inspiration Adler (who was working as a software mandiscuss avalanche safety, he had on a road trip nine ager) said his original intention was to accept backcountry hiking, trail years ago. He was living running, mountain biking, a paid position as festival director. However, in Boston and stopped in river floating, disc golf, cy- the tough fundraising has meant his salary had Boise for a week. Durcling, wilderness medicine, to be sacrificed thus far. ing that time, he floated “We did succeed in raising enough to put yoga, Zumba and qigong. the Payette River, hiked “It’s unique because we the event on, but we did not raise as much as the Boise Foothills and we wanted,” he said. do not focus on one parwalked the Greenbelt Beth Markley with Friends of the Park, ticular type of recreation,” while also enjoying the a volunteer board managing the capital said Adler. “Instead, we city pleasures of fine dincampaign for the Ray Neef MD River Recrerepresent any form and ing and a rich nightlife. provide one place to come ation Park, said she empathizes with Adler’s He moved to Boise within fundraising challenge and hopes Friends of the have fun and learn about a year and quickly started Boise Rec Fest poster art by Ward Park can help support the festival by having all types of recreation.” indulging in its many Hooper. an information booth there. Event organizers recreational outlets. She expressed excitement for both the decided to use local ven“I’m a big fan of many ANN MORRISON PARK River Park and Rec Fest. dors as much as possible sports,” he said. “My Saturday, June 26, 2010 “They are both strong projects,” she said. in order to promote a favorites are rafting, hik10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Adler later shrugged off the fundraising grass-roots-style festiing, camping, skiing and Sunday, June 27, 2010 topic and instead talked excitedly about how val. Expect to see Idaho snowshoeing.” 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. the festival’s wine court will exclusively serve businesses such as Boise Adler later got involved Idaho wines and how the potatoes at the food Co-op, Brundage Mounwith the Sawtooth Music tain Resort, Cascade Raft and Kayak, Idaho court will only be Idaho potatoes. Festival and eventually started helping man“This is an Idaho-based and Idaho-supAngler and many more. age the event’s budget. He became more “We also have really wanted to avoid using ported event,” he said. involved in the leadership and learned how to WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




FOURTH ANNUAL WEISER RIVER TRAIL RIDE—Choice of 20- or 28-mile course along the headwaters of the Weiser River with stop for lunch just upstream of Starkey Hot Springs. Riders will meet at parking area just west of Council on the Hornet Creek Road where it intersects with the old railroad bed. Register online atbluecirclesports. com. Race is Saturday, June 5. $35.

Sturdy shoes are recommended when walking on the lava fields at Jordan Craters in Oregon.

THE BORDER CONNECTION The Owyhee desert covers a lot of ground—about 6.5 million acres—and living in the southwest corner of Idaho has some distinct advantages. Specifically, a few spots just over the stateline in Oregon. Ironically, we as Idahoans living along the border are realistically the only population near these one-of-a-kind recreational resources. The actual border town of Ontario, Ore., is relatively close, but the Treasure Valley area is much larger and closer to many destinations in the Oregon Owyhees. While the Owyhee Reservoir is well known locally for its small mouth bass and crappie fisheries, there is also a blue ribbon trout stream below the dam. When the reservoir is at capacity, sightseers travel to witness the water as it goes down the “Glory Hole.” The Glory Hole is like a drain in a bathtub—water drops down the 300-foot-plus vertical shaft and then travels out through the dam abutment. The dusty gravel road that leads to Succor Creek Canyon and State Park can be accessed from near Homedale, or from Highway 95 as it leaves the small town of Marsing heading south toward Jordan Valley, Ore. Driving alongside the tumbling Succor Creek are towering canyon walls. Rockhounds from near and far visit this canyon searching for a variety of thunder eggs, picture jasper, petrified wood, fossils, opals and agates. You can explore deeper on rough four-wheeldrive roads leading out to places with tantalizing names like the Honeycombs, Painted Canyon and Three Finger Rock. It’s never easy to get near the Owyhee River. Leaving pavement, the long gravel road travels west and climbs slowly to Runaway Hill, where a sign tells the sad story of Hiram Leslie. Seems like Hiram was in the wrong place at the wrong time; a lightning bolt ended his life but cemented his place in history. Leslie Gulch is one of the most spectacular locations in all of the Owyhee desert. Outrageous rock spires and hoodoos tower alongside the road with colorful rock faces. Green and yellow contrast remarkably with rust and red surfaces in an explosion of color. Erosion pockets dot the faces like Swiss cheese. Keep an eye out for the California bighorn sheep in residence here. Pick a narrow draw and hike it. Each draw is one of a kind, a hiker’s cornucopia of choices. Finally, at road’s end, the still waters of the upper Owyhee Reservoir are found. Driving down that last stretch of Hwy 95 before the quiet ranch town of Jordan Valley is a nondescript BLM sign: Jordan Craters 25 miles. Craters? What? Where? Truly one of the most unique and infrequently visited sites of the Owyhee desert, the Jordan Craters lava field fans out over almost 30 square miles. Solid lava stretches as far as the eye can see. Venting, splatter cones and other volcanic activity are all on display. Experts estimate the lava field to be between 4,000 and 9,000 years old. The highlight is Coffee Pot Crater, reached by vehicle and then a hike into the crater itself. —Steve Silva Silva is the author of Get Lost! Adventure Tours in the Owyhee Desert. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

GARDEN CREEK GAP ROAD RACE: THE IDAHO ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP—Idaho State Road Race Championship. Presented by the Idaho Kidney Institute. 25-mile lap Contact Sam Krieg, 208-233-0951 or Saturday, May 29. Old Town Pocatello, 111 N. Main St., Pocatello, 208-232-7545, HUBBARD TEN-MILE TIME TRIALS—Course will be one mile east of the intersection of Hubbard/Cloverdale or five miles west of Ten Mile Creek/ Pleasant Valley intersection. The TTs are unsanctioned, uninsured and just for fun. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. so the start list can be organized. Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m. FREE. IDAHO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SHORT TRACK XC—Cat 3: 11 a.m., 20-min+ lap. Cat 2: 11:35 a.m., 30-min+ lap. Cat 1 and Pro: 12:25 p.m., 40-min+ lap. Cat 1 and Pro race together, but scored separately. Cash for pros and prizes to the winner of each class. Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, Old Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle, LEGACY OF SERVICE RACE— Half marathon, 5K and a kids’ 1-mile fun run. For more information or to register, go to and click on Events at the top of the page. Race is Saturday, May 29. SUN VALLEY HALF MARATHON—For registration information, visit sunvalleyhalfmarathon. com. Race is June 5. $40. VELOPARK DUAL SLALOM STATE CHAMPIONSHIP—Register at Sunday, May 30, noon Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, Old Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle,

Events & Classes HIKING DESTINATIONS IN THE SAWTOOTH AND BOULDER WHITE CLOUD MOUNTAINS— Ed Cannady, recreation specialist wit the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, will present a slide show on trail destinations, focused on trail hikes leading to views of mountain peaks and alpine lakes. Friday, July 16, 7 p.m., FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141.

Request for Assistance BOISE REC FEST—Many volunteer positions available. Visit for full details. Contact or 208-639-0281 with questions or to volunteer. Rec Fest is June 26-27.

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e’ve all had those afternoons. Maybe you tied one (dozen) on the night before and need a sunny spot to hide behind your aviators and lap up a plate of eggs benny. Or maybe you’re bored with all the usual patio suspects and want to sip a cocktail in an unfamiliar outdoor oasis. Well, here’s BW’s answer to your secret patio prayers, ranked by smoking availability, shade (three fair-skinned gingers means maximum freckle protection) and the probability you’ll run into someone you know. In the name of the lawn chair, the sun and the boozy spirits. Amen.

Darla’s Deli

PROS: Enjoy your meal al fresco without being rubbernecked by

250 S. FIFTH ST., 208-381-0034

CONS: No smirking at the dancing Statue of Liberty tax mascot.


36th Street Garden Center and Bistro


Broadway’s rush-hour masses.

3823 N. GARDEN CENTER WAY, 208-433-5108 SECRECY: In the kingdom of secret patios, Darla’s is a particularly elusive species. Not only is there a special access code to ascend to the penthouse deli on the roof of the C.W. Moore building, but also the space is only open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. But if you happen to work downtown and want to catch a few rays while snacking on a reasonably priced avocado BLT, Darla’s is your bird’s nest. And while you won’t be able to make it a hazy, martini-soaked lunch, Darla’s does serve up an array of espresso drinks and a refreshing, alcoholic-in-name-only scotch and soda (Sprite, vanilla syrup and fresh lemon).

PROS: Awesome view of downtown, pretty flowers, cheap eats. CONS: Limited hours, not much shade, no hooch.

Boise Fry Company 111 BROADWAY AVE., STE. 111, 208-495-3858 SMOKE: Nope



PROS: A quiet escape in the middle of downtown Boise.


CONS: No full bar. No smoking in the summer months.


Tavern at Bown Crossing

In a neighborhood rich with garden shops, the sprawling 36th Street gardening compound on 36th Street and Hill Road has a leg up on the competition. Not only can you pick up a variety of starts, seeds, watering cans, garden gnomes and fancy gloves, you can relax from all that backbreaking shopping with a limespritzed crisp white wine and a fresh salad on one of Boise’s swankier hidden patios. Whoever designed the 36th Street Garden Center patio has undoubtedly taken a few trips to Europe. The centerpiece of the two-tiered brick patio is a bubbling fountain adorned with a surprisingly un-gaudy assortment of parrots and toucans. Patio diners can choose to sit under a partially shaded pergola surrounded by leafy bushes in planter pots or out in the direct sunlight closer to the fountain. Like an Italian piazza minus the catcalls, the 36th Street Garden Center and Bistro patio is a mini European vacation that’s only a cruiser ride away.

PROS: Too many to name. CONS: No full bar.

SECRECY: Most pommes frites connoisseurs have waltzed past Boise Fry Co.’s Broadway-facing strip-mall parking lot patio and winced at the thought of scarfing a burger and fries while inhaling a lungfull of car exhaust. Well, fret not, fry-munching friends, Boise Fry Co. recently opened a new patio—a semi-secret patio—that you access from inside the restaurant. Christened a few short weeks ago by local indie lad James Orr, Boise Fry Co.’s new patio is a wooden oasis featuring a handful of tables and colorful flowers. Shaded by the side of the building, the patio is the perfect place to linger over BFC’s super sweet happy hour: two-for-one drafts and small fries Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m.

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While not necessarily hidden, the Superb Sushi patio is most definitely underground. Literally. Located in the basement of the Idaho building, Superb Sushi serves up a consistently fresh array of specialty rolls and sashimi. Whether you’re in the mood to save some dough on the lunch special—$7.99 for nine pieces of sushi, an inari pocket, Asian slaw and miso—or chill out with microbrews and sake in the evening, the Superb patio is a welcome retreat from the chaos of Eighth Street. And though the patio may be lacking in flowery frills—it’s a simple square space with a few umbrella-clad tables and a staircase that runs up to Falcon Tavern—it nonetheless fills the need for fresh air and fresh fish. Smoking is allowed on the patio in the colder months but is frowned upon once the restaurant’s large windows are cracked open in the summertime.

Superb Sushi 208 N. EIGHTH ST., 208-385-0123 SMOKE:

3111 S. BOWN WAY, 208-345-2277 SMOKE: Nope


SECRECY: Set aside any comparisons of Bown Crossing to Stepford for a sec and listen up. In addition to the prime people-watching street-side patio Bown Tavern has out front, it also has a sprawling, oft-overlooked rooftop patio with—get this—a full cantinastyle bar. Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday from 2-5 p.m., Bown Tavern also has a rad happy hour deal: $5 specialty cocktails, $1 off drafts, discounted wines by the glass, and $2.95 California and Sake sushi rolls. And now that all the crazy Parkcenter bridge construction mess is over, you can pedal out to Bown Crossing via the Greenbelt and take full drunken advantage of all that cheap sushi and discounted hooch.

PROS: Rooftop bar. Full view of the Foothills. Plenty of umbrellas, shade and seating. Lush happy hour.


CONS: It’s in Bown Crossing.



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FOOD/DINING West Boise 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., Ste. 300, 208-658-5053. $-$$ . CAFE OLE—Boise’s original Mexican restaurant has been serving for the last 28 years. 210 N. Milwaukee St., 208-322-0222. SU OM. $$-$$$ CHADDERS—Burgers and fries without the freezer or the can opener. Oh yeah. 535 N. Milwaukee St., 208-378-7003. $-$$ SU OM . FRESH OFF THE HOOK—Gourmet seafood in a casual setting. Try the Halibut bruschetta or coconut prawns. It’s the best place in town for fresh, inexpensive seafood. 507 N. Milwaukee Ave., 208-322-9224. $-$$ OM . FUJIYAMA—Fresh sushi in a serene atmosphere incongruously nestled in a strip mall. For the sushi-phobes out there, they have an extensive selection of teriyaki and tempura dishes, soups and salads. Reserve one of the tatami rooms for the ultimate in private dining. 283 N. Milwaukee St., 208-672-8227. SU. $$ GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 8151 W. Fairview . Ave., 208-377-4376. $ GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken, Goodwood Continues to be a valley favorite with a family friendly atmosphere. 7849 W. Spectrum St., Boise, 208-658-7173. $-$$$$ OM SU. NUT HOUSE BAR AND GRILL—What else would you expect from a sports bar? Apps include the requisite sliders, moz stix, nachos and even tater tots. From there it gets serious with pizza, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches and even a slim selection of salads for the calorie conscious. Not hungry? Drink dinner with one of 12 beers on tap. 12505 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-378-8273. $ SU. ROBBIE’S DRIVE-IN—An old drive-in location on Fairview and Orchard is now Robbie’s Drive-In serving good and grilled food, award-winning chili and burgers accompanied by fries and homemade fry sauce. The menu also includes salads and shakes and options for the kids. 4822 Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-376. 3150. $

AVERAGE PRICE PER ENTREE: $ —Less than $8 $ $ —$8 to $14 $ $ $ —$14 to $20 $ $ $ $ —Over $20

SENOR FRESH—Fast-casual Mexican dining with all the usual suspects—burritos, enchiladas, nachos and fish tacos, to name a few. If you’re really hungry, try the Gordo Burrito. 12375 W. Chinden Blvd. #F, 208-3781888. $ . SOCKEYE GRILL AND BREWERY—Sockeye is the serious beer connoisseur’s brewpub. When the double IPA Hopnoxious is on tap, it’s a hophead’s liquid dream, and the Hell Diver Pale Ale gets rave reviews. The menu is pub fare with a healthy bent and free live music happens every Tuesday and Friday. 3019 Cole Road, SU. 208-658-1533. $-$$

Bench ANDRADE’S—From albondigas to zopes, Javier Andrade serves up some of the best authentic Mexican fare in town. Great service, generous portions, decent prices. 4903 Overland Road, 208-424-8890. $-$$ SU. BAD BOY BURGERS—This Bench burger joint offers all the requisite fare of a classic walk-up/drive-thru, plus some tasty surprises: it will take two of you to get through one of their burritos. 815 S. Vista Ave., 208. 331-1580. $

BAGUETTE DELI—Choose from 18 different 12-inch sub sandwich choices at the Vietnamese deli. Spring rolls, smoothies and French pastries round out the super value menu, on which no sandwich will set you back more than a five spot. 5204 W. Franklin Road, 208-336-2989. $ CASANOVA PIZZERIA—Pizza made like traditional pizzerias in New York and Naples do it. Fresh sauces, thin crusts, and toppings from figs and bleu cheese, to prosciutto and arugula. And of course, real clam pizza from folks hailing from the home state of “clam pizza” Connecticut. 1204 S. Vista Ave., 208-331-3535. $$ OM. CHAPALA—The same great Jaliscan food Idaho expects Chapala to deliver. 1201 S. Vista Ave., 208-429-1155. $-$$ SU. CHIANG MAI THAI RESTAURANT—Casual for the whole family but elegant for just two. Traditional Thai food named after the infamous Thai cuisine capitol, Chiang Mai. 4898 Emerald St., 208-342-4051. $$-$$$ . THE COOKIE LADY DELI— Fresh, handmade sandwiches offered in a variety of choices, including a tasty chicken salad. Don’t forget your homemade cookie on the way out. 880 Vista Ave., 208-385-7727. $-$$.

FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED LE BARON’S HONKER CAFE 1210 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-466-1551 “The thick slices of garlic bread topped with parmesan and a sprinkle of oregano and garlic lining the plate were enough to induce a food coma.” —Deanna Darr

RED ROOM TAVERN 601 W. Main St., 208-343-7034 “Not generally a fan of any drink preceded by the words ‘strawberry blonde,’ I was hesitant to follow my server’s suggestion. But, man, am I glad I did. The drink was strong, in a familiar way, and the house vodka was surprisingly not sweet and flecked with fresh basil.” —Tara Morgan

THE GREEN CHILE 5616 W. State St., 208-853-0103, “However, the best option is a ‘bowl of green,’ a deep, ceramic vat of bubbling green chili, which is a somewhat mysterious concoction of tender pork, onions, chiles, jalapenos and cilantro topped with a web of melted jack and a swoop of sour cream.” —Rachael Daigle

—Wine & beer —Full bar —Delivery —Take-out —Open late RES —Reservations

needed/recommended —Patio SU —Open on Sunday OM —Online menu —Breakfast —Boise Weekly Card

Boise Weekly Dining Guide offers selective listings of editorial recommendations. Listings rotate based on available space.

Updates from diligent readers and listed restaurateurs are heartily encouraged. E-mail to or fax to 208-342-4733.

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CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR/ GRILL—Lawyers be damned at this popular bar, restaurant and game-lovers paradise. Though they’re famous for their Lawyer Fries and chicken gizzards, the menu is full of tasty pub food, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, tater tots and a most diggable meatloaf sandwich on sourdough. It’s been a Boise tradition since 1963, with a large patio, horseshoe pits and a rambunctious herd of TVs dialed in to the world of sports. 5500 W. Franklin Road, 208-322-9856. $ SU OM. CUCINA DI PAOLO—After years of catering in the valley, Cucina di Paolo now offers heat-andserve gourmet entrees, as well as a deli case full of goodies to enjoy in the small dining area. 1504 Vista Ave., 208-345-7150. OM. $$-$$$

Skip, skip, Skippers to Mahalo, my darlin’.

HOLA, ALOHA, BONJOUR Before Food News took a week-long hiatus, we promised news of a new restaurant downtown. It’s difficult not to revive the old chain vs. local restaurant debate when an incoming joint is a mini chain based out of Seattle and when it’s replacing two locally owned joints (one of which had achieved icon status not for its most recent incarnation, but for its longevity as a bar in downtown Boise). But we’ll move beyond that for now. Several calls to Mocore Corporation, which owns Matador restaurants, in Seattle went unreturned as of press time. Though Food News has been unable to confirm the arrival of tequila bar and Tex-Mex restaurant Matador with the company itself, other media outlets have apparently heard the same rumor, as at least one is reporting that Matador is the next Eighth Street tenant. Also new on the Food News radar is Mahalo Island Grill on Fairview Avenue. Part fast-food Skippers franchise, and part Hawaiian grill, the joint reopened about four months ago featuring the Skippers menu as well as island dishes like Kahlua pork, chicken katsu, loco moco and huli huli chicken. Speaking of the island invasion (when I first moved to Boise, Hawaiian food was nowhere to be found and these days there’s a handful of places to score a plate lunch), a few weeks ago, I wrote about discovering manapua at Yen Ching Bakery. The folks Kana Girl’s Hawaiian BBQ in Meridian caught that piece and sent over a copy of their menu pointing out one item in particular. You got it: manapua. And finally, we’ve saved the best news for last. The BW Card has two new additions. Although they’re in the hinterlands if you’re a Boise dweller, you’ll be covered if you’re in 2C, and now you even have a damn good reason to trek out to Kuna. French cafe La Belle Vie in Nampa is the newest Canyon County addition to the card, offering pastries, salads and sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and brunch, as well as a dinner menu that changes every month. Out in Kuna, El Gallo Giro has climbed onto the BW Card express and, I’ll be honest, that news has a few BW staffers plotting regular road trips for molcajetes. Please note, however, that the El Gallo Giro on Glenwood Street in Garden City is not a BW Card member, so gas up the car because Kuna is where it’s at. Finally, happy birthday to Piper Pub, which celebrated its 21st anniversary on Saturday, May 22. Rock on Piper. Please pass the Scotch. —Rachael Daigle WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

DELI GEORGE—Behind the upside-down sign on Fairview, look for over 30 sandwich options full of homemade ingredients and plenty of imagination. 5602 Fairview Ave., 208-323. 2582. $ FLYING PIE PIZZERIA— Boise’s longest-lived and most inventive pizzeria. They have their own beer (the impeccable Triple Pi Belgian-style ale), and pies to please even the pickiest eaters. 6508 Fairview Ave., 208-345-0000. $ OM SU. GOLDEN STAR—Delicious Chinese/American cuisine served at one of the best preserved old storefronts in town. 1142 N. Orchard St., 208-336-0191. $. JUMPIN’ JANETS—Need a beer, a smoke and a meal? Jumpin’ Janet’s is one of the few places left in town where you can do all three. But here’s the real draw for you health conscious types out there: you won’t find a deep fryer in the kitchen at Jumpin’ Janet’s. It’s all baked. Loves it. 574 Vista Ave., 208-342-7620. $ SU. MANDARIN PALACE—Bo-bo, moo-goo, sub-gum and bacon cheeseburgers all under one roof. 5020 Franklin Road, 208345-6682. $ SU. MONGO GRILL—The process begins with choosing a size and bowl and then filling it with your favorite food to toss on a Mongolian grill under the direction of a skilled chef. Mongo Grill has a salad bar, AND seven kinds of pho, plus a Chinese menu with all the usual sweet and sour dishes served on rice noodles or fried rice. 3554 S. Findley Ave., 208-336-2122. $-$$ SU OM. THE OFFICE—This cleverly named sports bar is for the over-21 crowd only. Enjoy a meal, a smoke and a full bar while catching a game on one of The Office’s plasmas. Then, when you’re better half calls looking for you, the answer is: “I’m at The Office, honey.” Bar and late night menu until 2 a.m. 6125 E. Fairview, 208-377-2800. $-$$ SU. PANDA GARDEN—Small but comfortable, Panda Garden has a huge selection of menu items. Generous portions from Chinese to sushi, and it’s all good stuff. The staff, too, is friendly and attentive. 2801 Overland Road, SU. 208-433-1188. $-$$

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FOOD/DINING PATTY’S BURGER TIME—The only Idaho Preferred fast food restaurant keeps it good and local by serving Flying M coffee, Cloverleaf milk and local beef. The early riser menu includes breakfast burritos, diced potatoes and breakfast sandwiches using organic eggs and vegetables. Need more reasons to swing by? Patty’s serves fresh fruit milkshakes with more than 40 different varieties and hosts classic cars shows every Saturday night. 1273 S. Orchard, Boise, 208-424-5073. $ . THE PLANK—Excellent finger steaks and chicken strips to wash down all that beer. A special lunch menu and a punch card for extra lunch savings and a reverse happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. till midnight with $2 bar bites. 650 S. Vista Ave., 208-336SU. 1790. $-$$ RAW—The owners of conjoined and very popular Willowcreek Bar and Grill opened up RAW to sate the sushi cravings up on the bench. Striving for “sushi art in a comfortable atmosphere and promising rolls that make your money worth it,” RAW is a welcome addition to the Japanese food restaurant family in Boise. 2237 Vista Ave., 208-343-0270. OM. $-$$$

ROOSTER’S EATERY— Located in historic Vista Village, Rooster’s offers fine lunch fare. If you’re in the mood for salad, try the San Diego with their own creamy Q-min dressing. For a hot sandwich, try the tri tip melt. For a cold one, check out the albacore tuna. 930 S. Vista Ave., 208-339-9300. $-$$ . SHANGRI-LA TEA ROOM—With their own lines of herbal and organic teas and herbal medicines, Shangri-La Tea Room offers a basic menu of vegan and vegetarian offerings. Some items include five types of soup, pita sandwich and falafel sandwiches, curry and southwestern wraps, and one of the best organic salads in the valley, according to customers. Teriyaki tofu, tea cakes and cookies round out a variety of delightful items. On any given day, choose between 80-100 small batch, limited quantity teas produced on small tea farms. The owners pride themselves on knowing where their teas come from. 1800 W. Overland Road, 208-424-0273. $-$$ OM. SONO BANA—Boise’s oldest sushi joint can still hold its own against more stylish newcomers. Chef Yugi Hagino even offers ginger and adzuki bean ice cream. 303 N. Orchard St. $-$$ SU.

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WILLOWCREEK GRILL—Contemporary cuisine in a casual atmosphere and a fine place to dine with friends and family. 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. $-$$ OM.

TANGO’S SUBS AND EMPANADAS—Empanadas: an exotic word that roughly translates to “to-die-for two-dollar treat.” At Tango’s you can get your empanadas traditional, fusion or sweet. 701 N. Orchard St., 208322-3090; delivery 1-866-996OM. 8624. $

BLUE SKY BAGELS—Hot Asiago bagels, plus a variety of other flavors ranging from plain to garlic to sunflower seed, plus soups, morning egg combos and lunchtime sandwiches—the real steal is the veggie sandwich stacked high with all the roughage you want (including avocado). 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. 130, Meridian, 208-855SU . 9113. $



ROCKIES DINER—This old school diner blends in with the rest of Overland Road, but once inside, customers are greeted with perky waitresses on roller skates, classic rock emanating from the jukebox and guitars puncturing the ceiling—not to mention the massive Harley mounted above the checkerboard floor. The burgers are big and tasty; we recommend the jalapeno peppers. Even if you weren’t born before the ’50s, you’ll have flashbacks. A DJ booth to boot. 3900 Overland . Road, 208-336-2878. $ SU

STAN’S CHAR-BROILED HOT DOGS—New York hot dogs arrive fresh from the East Coast courtesy of Sahlen’s Smokehouse and are char-broiled to perfection by well-trained and friendly employees. Other menu selections include Italian, Polish or white hot Bockwurst sausages and quarter-pound or half-pound burgers. Add a deep-fried accompaniment such as Stan’s famous onion rings or fries. All the usual sides necessary for serving charbroiled meat are available in addition to a super-secret, coveted Bronco Sauce. The recipe for the sauce took years for Stan to pry out of the hands of a fellow hot dog purveyor. New York frozen custard in vanilla or chocolate is a delicious treat any time. 818 S. Vista Ave., 208-342-1199. $ SU.

FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN’S LUNCH STEAL Flatbread Community Oven’s $8.95 lunch special isn’t for the non-committal. Not only does the lunch special—any two half-portion items off of the pizza, flatbread, salad or sandwich menus—pack so much grub that you’ll likely be snacking on it all day, it comes in its own obscenely large plastic to-go suitcase. If you think about the deal mathematically, with 19 personalsized wood-fired pizzas, six salads, four sandwiches, six woodfired flatbreads and one pasta to choose from, that equals 1,296 different lunchtime options. Let’s say one day you’ve got a hankering for hearty fare and feel like a personal-sized maple-fennel sausage pizza with caramelized onions and a pile of gooey mac and cheese. That’ll be $8.95. Or maybe you’re in more of a watching-the-waistline mood and have a craving for a veggie sandwich with artichoke pesto, portobello, asparagus, zucchini and goat cheese on rosemary-parmesan focaccia and a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad with housemade pesto and honey-balsamic vinaigrette. Still $8.95. Flatbread’s rad lunch deal is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at all three area locations: Downtown Boise, southeast Boise at Bown Crossing and Meridian. Have a BW Card? You can pick up your new lunch roommate, suitcase and all, for 40 percent off. That’s only $5.37. —Tara Morgan


DINING/FOOD 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. $-$$ SU OM . THE BULL’S HEAD PUB—A little bit of England tucked above the bistro, the pub serves up English fare (upside down Shepherd’s pie, anyone?) with plenty of spirits to wash it down. Stay entertained with games including shuffleboard, darts and pool, and for the spectators, flat screen TVs are scattered about the place. 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-855-5858. $-$$ SU. BUSTED SHOVEL—The bacon cheddar ranch burger is purportedly the best burger in

town, but if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, the menu is four pages of tempting pub food from finger steaks and chicken strips to fish and chips and deli sandwiches. 704 W. Main St., Meridian, 208-288-2217. $-$$ SU OM.

COSTA VIDA—Assemble your own burrito, enchilada, taco or salad at this fast-food south of the border franchise out of Utah with “addictively legal” cuisine reminiscent of Baja’s Blue coast. 3340 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-887-3853. $ .

CHEERLEADERS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL—The chicken club wrap is popular, so is the handmade fish and chips. If the mood strikes for pasta, try the chicken shrimp alfredo. Burgers, tantalizing finger foods—including finger steaks—and the baby back ribs, available with house raspberry or plain barbecue sauce are all highlights of the menu. And a full schedule of sporting events shown proudly on multiple televisions scattered about the family-friendly locale. 3541 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, SU OM 208-939-9209. $$ .

EPI’S BASQUE RESTAURANT— For top-notch Basque cuisine served in a cozy, homey atmosphere, this is the place. Meals are served family-style, so sides can be a surprise, but always a pleasant one. Dessert is just decadent. Closed Sunday and Monday. 1115 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-884-0142. $$$-$$$$ RES.


FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. The Neapolitan pizzeria prepares the food with fresh ingredients daily. 830 N. Main St., Suite A (Generations Plaza, Meridian, SU OM 208-288-0969. $-$$ . FUSION ASIAN GRILL—Serving Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean in Meridian. 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208855-5930. $-$$. GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 2020 E. Overland Road, Suite 130, . Meridian, 208-884-3354. $

SUMMER BREWS It may seem premature, but it’s the way of the world. As I write this, the mercury is at 35 degrees, a temperature that seems more conducive to the consumption of a hearty winter ale. Still, the calendar doesn’t lie; it’s just a few days ’til June and the beginning of summer. Breweries like to bring out their winter offerings as early as October, so it’s no surprise that we’re already seeing the first few summer seasonals. Designed to refresh on a hot summer day, they’re not half bad on a blustery spring afternoon, either. Here’s a worthy trio: ANDERSON VALLEY SUMMER SOLSTICE CERVEZA CREMA Normally when the temperatures soar, I prefer something crisp and refreshing, but somehow, no matter how hot it gets, this lightly sweet and creamy treat satisfies. There are lots of ripe fruit flavors backed by fresh-baked pastry dough and touches of caramel and spice. Soft citrus flavors help balance things out. It’s the perfect choice for our cool spring weather and a great match for all things barbecued. DESCHUTES TWILIGHT SUMMER ALE This brew has a shiny, golden pour with a nice frothy head and offers big, floral hop aromas with touches of orange and pine. The Amarillo dry-hopping definitely comes through on both the nose and palate. It has a nice bitterness throughout, but it’s not overly aggressive. Smooth fruity malt and biscuit flavors add to the mix in this refreshing summer ale. WIDMER BROTHERS SUNBURN SUMMER BREW Soft citrusy hops and grain-laced aromas lead off in this light golden ale. Citrus flavors dominate the palate (ripe lemon and subdued orange), but they meld nicely with the smooth hops that turn bitter just on the finish. This light-bodied quaff would make a good segue for those addicted to industrial brews. It’s a nice summer entry from an old favorite. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

GINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—If you’re going to name a restaurant after yourself, you want the food to be good. Gino, as owner and chef, has made sure it’s superb. This little bistro offers fine Italian dining and wonderful, friendly, bend-over-backwards service. 3015 McMillan Road, Ste. 108, Meridian, 208-887-7710. $$ . GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken. 1140 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-884-1021. $-$$$$ OM SU. GRAINS OF MONTANA—All the wheat flour used for the freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches and stone oven pizzas is grown and harvested on a family farm in Nashua, Mont. The sandwiches range from cold to hot to toasted BLT and build-your-own. Pizza, calzones and a different homemade soup every day go great with a variety of salads. 1505 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 190, Meridian, 208-888-8883. $$-$$$ OM . HARRY’S BAR AND GRILL—The original Harry’s is re-open in new digs. The walls are full of Harry paraphenilia from Dirty Harry posters to larger-than-life size smiles on Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally). The menu is a collection of burgers, a huge list of apps and just enough salads to make you feel guilty. 2032 E. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-888-9868. SU. For more restaurant listings, visit and click on “Find Restaurants” under the Food tab.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Mozart once challenged his friend Haydn to play a harpsichord piece he’d written. Haydn tried, but stopped partway through when the musical score called for him to play a note in the middle of the keyboard even though his right hand was fully occupied at the high end and his left hand at the low end. “Nobody can play this,” protested Haydn. “I can,” said Mozart, who proceeded to perform the piece flawlessly, dipping down to play the problematic note with his nose. In the coming week, be inspired by Mozart as you not only cover the extremes but also take care of the center. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you’ve ever contemplated taking a trip to Bora Bora or Pago Pago, now might be a good time to actually go. That’s because you’re in a “seeing double” phase—a time when magic will come through repetition and duplication. To take maximum advantage of the dualistic cosmic rhythms, don’t seek just one of anything. Don’t do anything just once. Two is where the power lies. Pairing brings potency. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): My favorite news source, The Onion, recently reported on a “freethinking cat” that excretes its wastes “outside the box.” As you enjoy your own phase of liberated thinking and uninhibited action, I hope that you’re putting the emphasis on generating beauty and blessings “outside the box.” You will, of course, also have to make some messes as you tamper with the way things have always been done, but even they could turn out to be productive in the long run.

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hurt anyone. Now that you Leos are in the “anything goes” phase of your astrological cycle, this full-permission part of me is rising to the forefront, eager to encourage you to go for broke and get away with everything you can get away with—on one condition, which is that it doesn’t harm anyone, including you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Snake charmers are still a fixture in many Indian cities. Moving rhythmically and playing a flute-like instrument, they influence cobras to bob and sway as if dancing. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you now have the power to do the metaphorical equivalent of that magic trick. This is one of those rare times when you possess the mojo to direct and even control strong forces that may usually be too wild to tame. You’ve still got to be careful, though. Just because you’ve got the power doesn’t mean that you can scrimp on preparation and discipline. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s time to think comprehensively, not defensively. To see futuristically, not didactically. To fantasize fantastically, not diplomatically. Your assignment is to stop reacting to every little blip that leaps into your field of vision and start surveying the long-term cycles of your life from an expansive vista. Be a proactive visionary. Be a high-minded explorer. Weave all the disparate threads into a tapestry that reveals the big picture. The next phase of your liberation requires you to slough off petty concerns and trivial details.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Are you slipping into one of those moods in which you feel like a fraud? If so, I want to remind you of what happened the last time these feelings got stirred up: You became super-motivated to prove that you are indeed who you say you are. It led you to locate and call on resources you hadn’t known you had access to; it spurred you to purge some self-deception from your system and it roused you to intensify your commitment to rigorous authenticity. How about an encore?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Never” has never been a more irrelevant word for you. Events that may have always seemed quite improbable are now well within the range of possibility. Exotic people who, until recently, may as well have been fictional characters are showing up as real live actors in your actual life story. Plotlines whose emergence you could not have predicted are snaking their way into your drama. So be alert for a freaking miracle concealed in a flimsy disguise. And don’t be surprised if a vision of funky paradise shows up in full regalia. The future’s not just knocking at your door, it’s pounding.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I’m a compassion freak. Empathy is a fetish of mine. My predilection is to comfort the afflicted, champion the underdog and fight for the rights of people who have been given less than I. And yet, there’s also a part of me that’s a pagan libertarian anarchist. I subscribe to the idea that pretty much any kind of behavior is fine and good as long as it doesn’t

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian writer Samuel Clemens was best known under his pen name, Mark Twain. But he tried many others, including Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab, Trismegistus, and Sgt. Fathom. Since you’re in a phase when experiments with your persona would be productive, I suggest you dream up a few aliases of

your own. I hope that at least one of them will be as wacky as “Blab” or “Snodgrass.” Having a sense of humor about yourself will be helpful. It will ensure that your explorations at the frontiers of your identity will be fertile, fun and never fear-based. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re not living in Iraq or Sudan or the Congo, and you don’t have to walk five miles a day with a jug on your head to fetch water. So how bad could your problems be? The single best thing you can do to start fixing your life’s small glitches is to feel waves of gratitude for how many resources you have and how lucky you are. The second best thing would be to aggressively take your worried attention off yourself and turn your mind toward people who could really benefit from your help. As you carry out those two assignments, your dilemmas will begin to solve themselves as if by magic. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There’s a bothersome phenomenon that mucks up reincarnation research: Far too many people profess to have been celebrities and geniuses in their previous lives. An equally irksome issue is the problem of multiple claims. For example, I know three different people who have assured me they were Napoleon. The fact is, almost no one who’s reading this horoscope has never been famous in any past incarnation. However, it is worthy to note that a disproportionately high percentage of you Aquarians were formerly people with great imaginations. And it so happens that in the coming weeks you will be at the peak of your ability to tap into the creativity you had back then. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When I sent out my e-mail newsletter last week, I got the usual number of automatic replies from people who were on vacation or out of the office. But one from Lisa P. caught my attention. “Can’t reply to your e-mail right now,” it read. “I will be meditating until June 1.” My first reaction was jealousy. “I want to have the leisure time and willpower to meditate for 14 days non-stop!” I thought to myself. I pictured myself free of all business-as-usual, even meditating while I was asleep. My second reaction was that I should tell you Pisceans about what Lisa P. was up to. The coming days would, after all, be an excellent time for you to retreat from the usual flood of chaos and seek peaceful sanctuary in a conversation with eternity. If you can’t manage a whole week, try to give yourself at least 48 hours of profound and utter slack.




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Boise Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 48  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 48  

Idaho's Only Alternative