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TAK EE E ON E! NEWS 10
ILLS OF HEALTH AND WELFARE Medicaid payouts? More like pay-nots FEATURE 13
ART-ICULATE Discussing BAM’s role in the arts community? PICKS 18
BASQUEING FOR TROUBLE When and where to get your Jaialdi on FOOD 36
RED CARPET Shige’s experiment in fine-dining
“ I was your standard issue maladjusted young man.”
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NOTE DOING OUR PART FOR DEMOCRACY ONE BLOODY MARY AT A TIME Back in the old days, we’d sit back on our haunches and act like we knew everything. Where to eat? We got the goods. Where to shop? Yep, got that, too. Which movies were worth two hours of your time and which ones sucked? Sure. These days, thanks to web 2.0, it’s as if we know nothing. And we kinda dig it that way. These days we turn to you again and again to ask for your input, and we see it like this: If you don’t vote, you shouldn’t whine. So when that divey restaurant you hate because the last time you ate there you found a hair in your food, which wasn’t actually your food because the waitress screwed up and brought you the wrong thing but you’d waited so long for your food you ate it anyway, wins Best Restaurant in the annual Best of Boise contest, we’ll kindly thank you not to bitch if you didn’t vote. That’s right, I said Best of Boise. And here at BW, we mean what we say: Best of Boise. No chains. No big-box stores. No franchises. No bullshit. Yeah, we’ve heard all the arguments before: It’s all local because local people work there and local people spend their hard-earned money there. Blah, blah, blah. We get it, but we’re not having any part of it. All those we disqualify from our locals-only Best of Boise can duke it out for whatever bragging rights they can squeeze outta that other, watered-down, all-valley best-of competition. There’s only one Best of Boise poll and as far as we’re concerned, those bragging rights belong to only those places who are truly of and about Boise. Amen. Once you’re done with that, take a look at what your fellow BW fans have been up to with their video skills. Twenty-one videos, each less than three minutes and featuring Idaho in some way. There can be only one and it’s up to you who that one will be. Go forth and vote. Understandably, all that voting might work up a healthy thirst. May we recommend a bloody mary? We’re in the middle of one bloody fun bloody mary contest. Get all the details at boiseweekly.com. Drink, be merry and then put your well-developed voting skills to the test one more time. Find it—all of it—at boiseweekly.com. —Rachael Daigle
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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world. LAU R IE PEAR M AN/ B W AR C HIVES
Bottoms up before the final last call at Terrapin Station.
TERRAPIN NO MORE Hippie bar Terrapin Station—which has tried hard recently to shed its hippie image despite its Dead Head name—announced that it will shutter next month. Get the whole story at Cobweb.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Two videos posted at Cobweb threatened to go viral last week. Scottish beer maker BrewDog’s video account of how its bottles came to be sold in the taxidermied bodies of furry forest animals prompted a discussion on which of the animals’ orifices may be the most appropriate peanut dispenser. As funny as that was, however, clips of atheists going door to door in Utah with a copy of Darwin’s The Origin of Species pulled ahead in the most-viewed category.
SAY WHAT? Congressional candidates Raul Labrador and Rep. Walt Minnick draw and fire over another possible case of plagiarism. Citydesk offers to settle all future such disputes in its Jell-O wrestling arena.
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MONDO LOVE I love Mike Flinn’s cartoon showing part of our Congressional delegation bringing home the federal bacon (BW, Opinion, “Love Geothermal. Hate Hypocrites,” July 14, 2010). It would have been even funnier had they been flying it in suspended from an F35. —Pete Grady, Boise
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IGNORED LEGACY Mr. Rall spent some time wondering whose war is it really (BW, Opinion, “So Much Stupidity,” July 14, 2010). You know, that
one over there somewhere in the Middle East. Oh yeah, Afghanistan, the last country we invaded to bring peace and joy to them. It is our war, Mr. Rall. Not [President Barack] Obama’s. Not [George W.] Bush’s. We the people are sitting on our duffs complaining and occasionally asking, “Why the heck are we there anyhow?” It is the home of terrorists would be the quick answer. But we have done our part in getting nations to dislike us, by being rich empire builders with a superiority complex, a country who hires mercenaries to do
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much of our fighting and killing. But we have sort of become a bit paranoid, too. Now we have invasive body scans before boarding an airplane, and Big Brother tapping our private telephone conversations. I think that the next step will be to have colonoscopies at our airports. But, at last we will know where our heads have been for a long, long time. Remember folks, when the Romans finally found out that they weren’t really loved by the Huns, they left us a language and aquaducts. We will leave behind Levi’s and McDonald’s. Maybe we should spend our time and money repairing our own country’s bridges, schools and highways. —Tom Edgar, Boise
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PALINGUA FRACTA All hail the Bardette of Wasilla!
I feel absolutely unimpedicized. Thank you, thank you, Sarah. You have set my creaticator free! As regular readers know, under normal circumstances I pay Sarah Palin very few compliments, particularly over that stuff that comes out of her mouth. (I have coined a name for Sarah’s oral peculiarities. Let us hereafter call them “wordumbs,” and feel free to apply the term liberally to anything Michele Bachmann or other members of the Republican intellectual elite might say.) But fully two years after she burst into our collective horror like the noisy woman Uncle Elmer brought back from Las Vegas that time, she has finally said something that wasn’t such an insane lie that only another tea bagger could believe it. She said William Shakespeare made up words. Verily, forsooth! Totally true! Without Shakespeare, it is unlikely we would today have the words, “verily,” “forsooth,” “petard,” “pooryorick,” “yonder,” “methinks,” “shrew” or “damspot!” However, one word Shakespeare never got around to making up is “refudiate.” For that fine four-syllable construction, we must credit Sarah, who once again demonstrated that in these modern times, one doesn’t need much in the way of an education to get attention. As I understand it, she was being interviewed by one of her fellow laughing stocks (“Cheeks” Hannity), filling the nation’s air waves with the sort of babblobytes that makes her so quotable, and she insisted that President Barack Obama should refudiate the NAACP for calling the Tea Party people racist. Need I say, there was no end to the ridicule she drew to herself by inserting a nonexistent word into her nonexistent argument. There are those on the left who have few other interests in life other than to wait patiently for people like Sarah Palin to prove what they have been saying all along. And of course, Sarah never lets us down. Almost from the moment she flounced out of Alaska like a cheerleader who’d found a better party to show up at, she has been mouthing unforgettable loopidillies about what she can see from her front porch and death panels for the AARP crowd. But let us be fair. A minor slip of the tongue doesn’t belong on the same crazishitlist as death panels, does it? I was perfectly willing to accept that she had simply blended the words “repudiate” and “refute” in her mind like a berry/banana smoothie, but Madam Sarah decided to dig in her stilettos. In her response to the ridicule, she made it sound like she had actually, intentionally, consciously invented the word. That she had meant to say it all along. This gutsy ruse served two purposes: 1) it spared her the embarrassment of having to say, “oopsy,” and 2) it implied that somewhere under all that hair, there is a mind capable of spontaneous activity. Some of the more vicious wags piled on even more scorn when she invoked the mem-
ory of Mr. Shakespeare as vindication for her vocabirthing, but I say “Right you are, Sister!” In a truly free society, Shakespeare mustn’t be the only one entitled to come up with new words. Sarah can fabricate all the words she can fit in her borrowed pockets—even if she’s lying about doing it intentionally—and so can I. I have already slipped into this piece a few of my verbabies—vocabirthing, loopidillies, unimpedicized, babblobytes—but I have more. Following are some brand new words, still slimy with amniotic brain fluid, that I hope will enter our common lexicon. TODDOMATING: The process by which the male—or “toddomaton”—in a publicly prominent relationship recedes into the background scenery so thoroughly, he needs a permanent name tag to remind people who he is. Possible use in context: “Worst case of toddomating I’ve ever seen. What happened to poor old Prince Philip? Is he even still alive?” BRISTOLED OUT: What might become of underage offspring whose mother is too involved with herself to pay proper attention to whatever shenanigans a teenager is up to. It could apply to all sorts of circumstances, from getting unexpectedly preggers to getting unexpectedly engaged. Possible use in context: “That kid o’ mine, jeez! She’s so bristoled out, I don’t know what’s coming next.” WINKIATION: A purely physical, primal approach to basic communication resorted to whenever one’s grasp of reality is so shallow that you cannot rely on real words and concepts for coherency. Winkiation is of particular use to anyone who is asked uncomfortable questions they don’t know the answers to, and at the exact moment all of her advisers have stepped outside for a smoke. Possible use in context: “Before her, the last person to practice that much winkiation was Shirley Temple.” IDIOQUITTER: One who takes on duties and responsibilities only to abandon them soon after because she holds the juvenile conviction that every phase in her life is merely a stepping stone on a journey that will ultimately take her to a higher, more prominent stage where she deserves to be, no matter her lack of authentic accomplishment. Possible use in context: “That Lindsey Lohan is such an idioquitter. The judge ought to sentence her to a good long interview with Katie Couric. That’d straighten her out.” FAUXFISH: The kind of fish you catch when you pretend you’re fishing to impress onlookers with your down-hominess—your “joe6packitude,” as it were. Possible use in context: “There’s something damn fauxfishy about that fundraising PAC of hers, don’t you think?” Look for more of my expressigems in coming opiniocols. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
PROTOFASCISM COMES The rise of the Tea Party
SAN DIEGO—Is the Tea Party racist? Democrats who play liberals on TV say it isn’t. Vice President Joe Biden says that “at least elements that were involved with some of the Tea Party folks expressed racist views.” Certainly a sizeable minority of tea partiers’ “take America back” rhetoric is motivated by resentment that a black guy is president. “Take America back” from whom? You know whom. It ain’t white CEOs. Yes. The Tea Party is racist. But racism is only one facet of a more sinister political strain: a protofascist movement. Robert O. Paxton defined fascism as “a form of political behavior marked by ... preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a massbased party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.” Typical Tea Party rants fit the classic fascist mold. America, tea partiers complain, is falling behind. Like Hitler, they blame leftists and liberals for a “stab in the back,” treason on the home front. One major component is missing: aggressive militarism. Certainly most tea partiers support America’s wars and the troops. But tea partiers focus on domestic issues. The Nazis didn’t make much of their aggressive intent until after they seized power. Because it has no central leadership and because it’s easier to attract new members if you never say anything specific, ideological vagueness is a defining characteristic of the Tea
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Party movement. Indeed, ideological imprecision tends to increase as you move from left to right on the political spectrum. On the left, communists are specific to a fault. Programs, five-year plans and one tract after another are the order of the day under socialism. Moving right, bourgeois organizations such as the two major U.S. political parties have platform planks and principles, but tend to be mushy and flexible. As we move to the far right, as under Hitler, ideas become grand, sweeping, meaningless slogans “Take the nation back!” “Death to the traitors!” Umberto Eco’s 1995 essay “Eternal Fascism” describes the cult of action for its own sake under fascist regimes and movements: “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.” Note Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s choice of words when he defended tea partiers: “I think it’s slanderous to suggest the vast movement of citizens who have gotten off the couch and showed up at town hall meetings and Tea Party events, somehow to smear them with this label, there’s just no basis for it.” Eco also discusses fascism’s “appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.” Guard the borders! Deport the immigrants! Mexicans are stealing our jobs! So much anger. It’s too bad that the (justifiable) rage of the white male middle-class is directed against their fellow victims. It’s worse that they’re playing into the blood-soaked hands of their own oppressors.
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PROMISES, PROMISES Medicaid’s spreading sickness GEORGE PRENTICE
Conoco drums ready to roll.
DRUMS ALONG THE COLUMBIA
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lords and creditors to be patient, and many even used the letter as proof that payment would be forthcoming. “We had already negotiated with our landlord to work out payment arrangements,” said Linda Lester of Tidwell Social Work in Boise, “and we had to ask our nine therapists to be patient.” Tidwell Social Work provides individual and group psychotherapy to about 150 clients, many of them refugees. “As Boise’s refugee community has grown, so has our client base,” said Kathy
Tidwell, who began her company 10 years ago. “Many of our clients have suffered severe trauma through war, refugee camps and relocation to a new world.” Tidwell estimates about 65 percent of her clients are Medicaid eligible, putting her company in a very vulnerable state. But another Medicaid storm was brewing on the horizon. Health and Welfare had entered into a new business relationship with California-based Molina Healthcare to administer Idaho’s Medicaid reimbursement system. In fiscal year 2009, Molina reported more than $3.6 billion in premium revenues. Idaho providers were notified of the change last October and were promised that the transition would be relatively transparent. But right about July 9, the house of cards that is Idaho’s Medicaid system began to fall. “First, nothing showed up in our bank account. Then, nothing showed up in the mail,” said Lester. “Then, we tried calling Molina.” “I’ve spent up to two hours a day on the phone trying to get through to Molina,” said Linda Brock, Tidwell’s office manager. “And when I did get through, I got a recorded message telling me to go to their website. But there’s no information on the Web.” “That’s exactly what we’re hearing from our members,” echoed Susie Pouliot, CEO of the Idaho Medical Association. Thousands of Idaho physicians are IMA members and most are Medicaid providers. “Right now, the association is serving as a clearinghouse for our physicians. We centralize their concerns and advocate for them collectively,” said Pouliot. Medicaid representatives made a point of addressing IMA’s board in person. IMA has even had some luck in getting through to Molina. “We’ve scheduled a formal conference call to include our members, Molina and state Medicaid officials.” Pouliot said the call should occur within the next week. Pouliot added that in the meantime “members have been experiencing a major cash flow issue.” But to hear it from Health and Welfare, the glass is half-full. “In the grand scheme of things, the system is working, and it’s paying out claims,” said Emily Simnitt, public information officer for Health and Welfare. “I can tell you that there have been issues, and Molina is making adjustments. There are constant communications and we’re working together.” Simnitt said if you follow the money, it appears as if the reimbursements are indeed becoming more current. MIKE FLIN N
Summer is construction season in Idaho. It’s not out of the ordinar y to have a string of weeks filled with warm, dr y conditions, ideal for round-the-clock road maintenance. While current construction on State Street or at the Vista interchange in Boise may impact more drivers on a daily basis, it may also be fair to assume that no project is attracting more scrutiny than the Arrow Bridge on U.S. Highway 12 near Lewiston. By now, you may have followed BW’s coverage on the proposed transportation of more than 200 loads of massive drilling equipment from the Port of Lewiston, across Highway 12, through Montana and up to the oil-sands of remote Alberta, Canada (BW, News, “Taking the Scenic Route,” July 7, 2010). But first in line to travel across U.S. 12 is another controversial load—not as many rigs mind you—but almost as big. Currently sitting at the Port of Lewiston are four enormous cylindrical steel drums bound for the Conoco Phillips refiner y in Billings, Mont. Each truckload is expected to weigh 300 tons, spread across 13 axles, and each will be more than 200 feet long, 29 feet wide and 26 feet high. The drums were manufactured in Japan, shipped across the Pacific and barged up the Columbia and Snake rivers to Lewiston. But the final leg of the journey—700 miles—will be the most challenging. If permitted by the Idaho Transportation Department, the loads will slowly crawl across U.S. 12, crossing some 40 Idaho bridges. One of them is the Arrow Bridge where Hwy. 12 crosses the Clear water River. And right now, not much of anything is crossing the bridge. Since early May, McAlvain Construction of Boise has been giving the Arrow a facelift. Problems arose during sandblasting of a span on the eastern end: there was much more deterioration of the deck than expected. The $1.2 million project was expected to wrap up two weeks ago. Now, one-half of the project–—the eastbound lane—should be completed by Friday, Aug. 6, according to Mel Coulter, ITD spokesman. But Conoco won’t be waiting for the other lane to be finished to apply for a permit. “They can technically move the equipment on just one lane,” said Coulter. “The permits are only good for four days, so we expect them to apply within a day or two of them rolling out. So feasibly, we could see them move as early as mid August.” And in the wake of another stor y (BW, News, Hell of a Well,” July 14, 2010), the Environmental Protection Agency is considering the risks and potential of natural
It’s too easy to criticize Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare. Taking shots at the state’s largest agency is like shooting fish in a barrel. So, you may have dismissed the department’s latest Medicaid debacle as another example of a dysfunctional tangle of red tape. But a closer look reveals a massive breakdown of systems, communications, bookkeeping and a possible violation of HIPAA privacy rules, dangerously putting confidential patient information in the wrong hands. The history of Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare pre-dates statehood. It was in the late 19th century that the first soldiers’ home and insane asylum were built. State hospitals followed soon after, and in 1907 the Idaho Legislature created the State Board of Health, thus beginning a legacy of care. Simply put, children have been protected, homeless have been sheltered, hungry have been fed and lives have been saved because of Health and Welfare. For more than a century, thousands of dedicated state-employed caregivers have given their all to the people of Idaho, from the first nurses at the original soldiers’ home to today’s caseworkers at service centers across the state. But 2010 has been “annus horribilis” for the agency. Director Dick Armstrong set the pace in January, predicting office closures, layoffs and compromised service levels. In short time, Armstrong’s prophecy became reality. To finish fiscal year 2010 with a balanced budget, the agency ordered more than 100 hours of unpaid furlough for all employees, shut down nine field offices and eliminated 125 positions. “I respect the people who work there,” said Boise Democratic Sen. Elliot Werk. “Most are underpaid, and they operate on a shoestring. Having said that, when you pay poorly, you’ll get poor services.” The current Health and Welfare spending plan approaches $2 billion, and of that, $1.5 billion represents Medicaid (insurance coverage for the poor, disabled, elderly, children and pregnant women). There are more than 14,000 providers across Idaho that accept Medicaid coverage, in spite of its unpredictably. Since the fiscal year began on July 1, none have been sure when, or even if, they’ll be paid for services rendered. But it’s not for lack of promises. In early spring, recognizing that state funds were running dry, Health and Welfare mailed out an unprecedented letter to each Medicaid provider in Idaho. Simply put, the letter was an I.O.U. Hospitals, doctors, nurses, counselors and thousands of their brethren were told that they would not be paid for three weeks in June, but they would receive retroactive funds when the new fiscal year began. Providers begged their land-
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NEWS/CITYDESK NEWS “In an average week, about $24 million in claims are processed. And I can tell you that so far in July, Molina has processed $120 million, so it sounds like things are improving.” Simnitt also said that an extra-big check was sent out to many Medicaid providers last week. Health and Welfare officials huddled with Molina and decided to send a check representing 80 percent of a typical month—they chose April—minus any reimbursements that may have been recently sent to the provider. That’s news to the folks at Tidwell Social Work. BW paid another visit to their offices after talking with Simnitt. “Nope, we haven’t received that check. We’re checking the mail every day,” said Lester. “But the good news is we have received some money.” Tidwell has received a total of five checks in the past month. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they have no idea what the money is for. “We’re not able to reconcile any of these amounts,” said Brock. “There is no accompanying detail with the checks, and we simply don’t know who’s been paid for what.” Pouliot said that’s a common complaint from her members as well. “We are aware of that problem, and we’re working with Molina for a resolution,” said Simnitt. “Our first priority was to get payments sent.” When we asked if the Medicaid headache had become a public-relations nightmare for the agency, Simnitt paused. “I don’t know how to answer that.” She thought for a moment. “These are difficult times.” Still another problem surfaced just as BW
was going to press—a problem that compromises the very system that protects a patient’s right to privacy. “We got a phone call from a provider in Idaho Falls,” said Lester. “They told us they received a copy of detailed Medicaid reimbursements, listed by patient. But they were our patients, and a few days later, we received a list of patient information that belonged to another physician here in the Treasure Valley. That could be a pretty big HIPAA violation.” “Our Medicaid division administrator is aware of that problem as well,” said Simnitt. “It was human error, not a system issue. We don’t think it was a HIPAA violation.” HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, designed to protect individually identifiable health information. And according to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, HIPAA must protect “billing information about you at your clinic,” even when a provider “uses a billing service or third party to do so on its behalf.” So how are therapists at Tidwell holding up? “We’ve paid them some amounts of money,” said Lester. “If we hadn’t dipped into our own personal reserves, we would have had to close our doors.” Lester also said that one therapist had to go part-time, just so she could get another job that actually paid her when promised. In the meantime, the therapists at Tidwell, along with counselors, nurses and physicians across Idaho, continue to care for those who live in the shadows of life. But little care has been given to the caregivers. They anxiously await a promise to be kept, a promise that has been broken again and again.
Boise poised to become Attorney-Central, USA GEORGE PRENTICE Boise’s No-Lawyers Bar may need to hire an extra bouncer. According to The Wall Street Journal, “everyone who’s anyone in the world of personal injury and product liability lawyering is making their way to Boise for the Multidistrict Litigation hearing on the colossal litigation against BP.” To date, more than 300 lawsuits seeking billions in damages have been filed in federal courts throughout the Gulf region. Estimates of BP’s ultimate payout due to the massive spill continue to rise. In May, analysts estimated costs of judgments and claims wouldn’t exceed $20 billion. A June report from Credit Suisse assessed BP’s liabilities at $37 billion in cleanup and liabilities. But a July assessment from oil analyst Fadel Gheit guesses that the financial hit from the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster could easily top $60 billion. At the Thursday, July 29, MDL panel, seven federal judges will be charged with deciding whether (and how) to consolidate all of the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
federal suits, filed by everyone from injured rig workers to fishermen whose livelihoods have been financially crippled. Plaintiffs’ attorneys have been burning up the phone lines in order to divide up the mere minutes they’ll be allowed for arguments. It will be up to the attorneys themselves to decide who will speak. BW will be blogging live throughout the proceedings at boiseweekly.com. There’s expected to be some commotion outside the courthouse as well. A grass-roots effort to rally and march to the Federal Building will commence at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 29. Meanwhile, one gulf attorney has blogged: “Boise doesn’t even have a five-star hotel.” A respondent fired back: “The way it works here, we do have a four-star hotel. Once you get here we’ll jam the fifth star up your ass. Welcome to Boise, Mr. Gulf Attorney.” It’s signed: welcoming committee.
gas extraction. BW reported that Bridge Resources has had success in three of five natural gas drilling operations in Payette County and has been given the green light to drill five more. The EPA has been on what they’re calling a “listening tour,” soliciting advice from all sides on how to shape a forthcoming $1.9 million study of gas drilling’s effect on groundwater. Payette is relatively late to the natural gas game. In what is known as the Marcellus Shale region, stretching from West Virginia across much of Pennsylvania and Ohio and into New York State, an industr y-financed study published last week suggested that as much as $6 billion in government revenue and up to 250,000 jobs could be at stake. But at the national level, in addition to the EPA study, a Congressional investigation of gas drilling, led by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, intensified last week with demands sent to several companies for details on their operations. While environmental groups are welcoming the scrutiny, they’re still calling for more clear and broad federal jurisdiction. “Any one accident might not be on the scale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster,” said Amy Mall, senior policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council. “But accidents are happening all the time, and there’s no regime in place that broadly protects the surrounding environment where drilling is being done.”
NEW HEALTH CARE LAW PUMPS MILLIONS TO PROTECT IDAHO’S AT-RISK FAMILIES AND KIDS Last week, the U.S. Health and Human Ser vices Department announced $88 million in grants to support home-visiting programs focused on improving the well-being of families with young children. Through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, nurses and social workers make house calls, evaluate families’ circumstances, and connect families to health-care or developmental ser vices for children, as well as nutrition assistance. Roger Sherman, executive director of the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, told Citydesk that nearly $800,000 is earmarked for Idaho in fiscal year 2010, with $500,000 immediately available. The amount is expected to grow to more than $3 million per year by the fourth year of the program. HHS Secretar y Kathleen Sebelius said there is strong research evidence that the programs can improve outcomes for children and families while yielding Medicaid savings by reducing preterm births and the need for emergency room visits. On a sad note, suicides in Idaho increased by 22 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to the state Department of Health and Welfare. Idaho’s rate of suicide by firearm is higher than the national average and calls to the national suicide prevention hotline are also on the rise. Idaho’s rural communities are at the highest risk for suicide. Lemhi County had the highest rate, followed by Caribou, Minidoka, Custer and Valley counties. Idaho lost its suicide prevention hotline in 2007. —George Prentice and Rachel Krause
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Speaking of faith, sex and other things MICHAEL AMES
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supposed to talk about at a dinner party? Those cardinal rules—it used to be you couldn’t talk about sex, politics, money and religion. We talk about all the other three now, so we might as well break out religion. But it is hard to talk about casually. Words, and our usual ways of talking, distort the ideas and the ethos of this part of life. So we do have to be intentional about innovating not just our vocabulary but the framework of the discussions. I’m sure it is possible to have casual conversations about faith, but it may often not be casual. It’s very intimate. It’s as intimate to talk about religion as it is intimate to talk about sex. It’s easy to make jokes, and that may be because it’s something we carry around with us all the time. But to really talk about it at a deep level is embarrassing and hard. It gets at the core of our identities. How do you attract atheists, the unbelievers, the people who don’t like “God talk”? There are a lot of people like that out there. A lot of our listeners are like that. But I can have huge discussions about mystery with atheist scientists, who have recently discovered that 70 percent of everything that’s out there is something they are calling “dark energy” because they have no idea what it is. And they use the word mystery with more passion than any religious people I know. What other words are missing from our daily conversations? Beauty is another. Mathematicians say that if an equation is not beautiful, then it probably isn’t true. Beauty is that in which in the presence of beauty we feel more alive. I talked to a Muslim theologian who said
The Ethics of Eating. The Spirituality of Parenting. The Art of Peace. Not exactly run-of-the-mill topics for broadcasting. But 10 years, 200 radio affiliates and a Peabody Award later, Speaking of Faith has become appointment radio. Produced by American Public Media, Speaking of Faith is heard Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Boise State Public Radio. Krista Tippett is host and producer. The granddaughter of a Southern Baptist preacher, she studied politics in Cold War Europe, freelanced for The New York Times, Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC and Die Zeit. She was special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. She lived in Germany, Spain, England and Scotland. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Yale and in the 1990s she imagined radio conversations about the spiritual and intellectual content of faith that could open imaginations and enrich public life. Speaking of Faith began as a monthly program and evolved into a weekly broadcast in 2003. In 2007, Tippett published her first book, Speaking of Faith, chronicling her move from geopolitical engagement to theology. Earlier this year, she published Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit. “It’s not about whether science can prove God exists, or disprove it,” said Tippett. “Whether they are religious or not, scientists are raising important questions and insights into the human condition.” Tippett recently spoke at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum but she made time for some tea and a few questions.
that the future of Islam depends on Islam recovering its core moral value of beauty. Do you think that some religions are more inherently peaceful or mysterious or violent, or tolerant or intolerant than others? I think some people are more inherently tolerant, violent, peaceful or mysterious than others. When religion gets harnessed to that, it’s really a dangerous weapon. But it can also be a powerfully good weapon. When people ask me: “Why is religion dangerous?” The answer is, religion is powerful. How do you think about expanding beyond the limited public radio audience? The Internet helps. We now have 600,000 listeners weekly. And we had 1.4 million podcast downloads last month. At some point, whether a year or five years from now, we are going to have a bigger audience online than we do on the radio. This has been a serious interview. What do you do when you’re not in a serious mood? I go to murder mysteries.
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EXAMINING BOISE ART MUSEUM’S ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY TARA MORGAN
very three years, Boise Art Museum puts out a call to artists seeking the best current artwork in Idaho. Like the Whitney Biennial in New York City or the Venice Biennale in Italy, the Idaho Triennial acts as a cultural barometer, a way to press our collective fingers to the state’s artistic pulse and feel the thump of issues that ignite and enthrall us. The Triennial—the largest group exhibition of Idaho work hosted by the only nationally accredited collecting art museum in the state—is, understandably, a big deal for local artists. This year, in part to land a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in part to spruce up an event that has been occurring in various forms since 1932, BAM tacked on an additional requirement to the Triennial: artists had to submit their work under the theme “Sustain + Expand.” Many artists’ gut reactions were, to put it nicely, negative. “The purpose is to say … ‘Here’s the best of what is going on in Idaho today.’ To put a theme on it, it’s almost like, ‘Well, we ran out of ideas and nobody’s making good work’ ... It turns it into a circus. You’re not going to get the best of people’s work,” said painter Dave Thomas via phone, while visiting the Whitney Biennial in New York City. Artist Pete Grady also felt like the theme was an insult. “I think that the people in town—this doesn’t speak for everybody, it may speak just for me—but people kind of looked at it and sort of rolled their eyes and groaned because, though the words are maybe a little more contemporary, the whole theme just felt sort of ’90s.” For artist Surel Mitchell, who currently has three pieces in BAM’s permanent collection and was accepted into the 2010 Triennial, the theme initially irked her for other reasons. “My original response was pretty negative … for various reasons. One, it was very abrupt that we had so little notice if we were to make new work. It was a ridiculously short amount of time for someone like me who takes quite a while to do work,” said Mitchell. “I felt it was putting artists in a position to lie … to fit the theme. That they would take existing work that had nothing to do with the theme.” To clarify the museum’s intentions, Executive Director Melanie Fales sent out an e-mail to artists the following week in which she explained that the exhibit received funding from the NEA, largely because of the Triennial’s new approach. “Whenever you want to continue with a long-time-running project, you have to get creative and look at some of the funding opportunities so that we can continue to offer this kind of professional development opportunity back to the artists,” Fales explained to BW. “We needed to come up with something that was a little new and different. We needed a new twist so it would be a
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compelling and competitive grant proposal.” In her e-mail, Fales said the museum’s goal wasn’t to have artists “create new work to fit the theme or to limit artists, but to encourage artists to consider how their work already contributes to a more universal dialog about art.” And while, according to Fales, this e-mail was effective in quelling any misunderstandings in the artistic community, there was nonetheless a notable drop in Triennial applicants this year—152 total, down from 249 in 2007. Some artists, like Mitchell, reassessed their feelings, realizing how inclusive the theme is. “The theme is extraordinarily broad, the more I thought about it. It’s very, very broad and can be taken in so many ways,” said Mitchell. Still, other artists saw having a theme as emblematic of a larger, more overarching philosophical disconnect at the museum. “I think they choose amateurish programs that they’re putting together. I just don’t think that they’re very interesting programs that communicate with the local—and by local I mean Idaho—artists. When a museum stops communicating with the art community, they become ineffective. They become just another place,” said Thomas. For Amy Pence-Brown, a former assistant curator at BAM who juried the 2007 Triennial, the museum is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to pleasing the local artistic community. “I think the Boise Art Museum has always had a love-hate relationship with local artists, specifically around this exhibition ... They have a tricky role, too, in the sense that they’re the only art museum in the state, so they carry this huge burden of bringing in interesting art for people to look at and then there’s this burden of no one else is showing local art, and the galleries are closing,” she said. “The local scene gets pissed off because the museum’s not showing their work, and the museum feels like they have a responsibility to bring in a wide variety of work, so that’s a tricky balance.” That tenuous balance—the struggle to be many things to many people—can be seen in BAM’s mission statement: “[To champion] excellence in the visual arts through exhibitions, collections and educational experiences.” This mission statement, one that doesn’t specify BAM cater to any one demographic or show any one particular genre of art, has led to a broad—some say safe—program. For example, since the start of 2010, BAM has shown quilts made by an isolated African American community in Alabama in “A Survey of Gee’s Bend Quilts”; Werner Kramarsky’s collection of works on paper in “Idea as Art: Contemporary Works on Paper”; modern art collected by an eccentric couple from New York in “Vogel 50x50: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Fifty Works for Fifty States”; art about robots (which, to their credit, included a large-scale Jeff Soto) in “Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon”; and a collection of bird illustrations from the 1800s in “John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist.” Three of these exhibitions—“Gee’s Bend,” “Robots” and “Audubon”—were traveling shows, which means the museum had little to do with piecing them together, while “Vogel 50x50” was part of a national gift, in which 2,500 contemporary artworks were distributed to museums around the country. According to Fales, the museum’s program-
ming reflects the diversity of BAM’s audience. “We do, as part of our mission, take a broad view and diverse view in terms of kinds of exhibitions and kinds of programs and kinds of opportunities that we offer. We do want to make sure that we have something that appeals to a broad range of audiences,” said Fales. Jacque Crist, former owner of J Crist Gallery, views BAM’s uninspired programming as an attempt to appease its financial supporters. “To be fair to the Boise Art Museum, they are constantly having to deal with who their contributors are, who the people are that contribute financially to the museum,” said Crist. “You’re not going to get some of the big corporations that are very conservative to support some of the more outrageous art that’s being done that probably says more about what’s happening in the world than anything. You’re limited so much by how you satisfy your donors, your lenders, your board.” Pence-Brown agreed, adding, “No nudity is allowed in the art museum … it’s not ‘not allowed’ but it’s so not suggested … Of course it has to do with money, funders not funding things that are too provocative … Apparently years before I came there was a breastfeeding mother in a painting and it caused a huge stir.” Fales is quick to point out that nudes are occasionally featured as a part of “exhibitions of integrity” shown at the museum, like Rodin’s Balzac studies and Garth Claassen’s large-scale drawings of male figures. And while she acknowledges that corporate support is vital to the success of BAM, she argues that donor opinions don’t directly affect programming. “BAM’s exhibitions and programs schedules are organized and arranged by professional staff in accordance with the established mission and vision of the museum. Funding is sought after determining the exhibitions and programs,” said Fales. “BAM is proud not to have any loans or incurred debt, so ‘satisfying a financial lender’ also is not applicable to the museum.” According to Michael Kaiser, the executive director of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., who writes on the current state of the arts, trying to appease everyone—particularly donors—isn’t an effective strategy for drawing in new audiences. At a recent lecture at the Morrison Center, Kaiser explained that it’s important—particularly in tough economic times—to make sure arts programming continues to be challenging and provocative. “I think a lot of us are so frightened about selling tickets that we end up doing art that is accessible because we think that’s what the audience wants, but the truth is there are lots of projects … that could teach our audience or move our audience, but the audience may not know that they want that and it takes time to teach them,” said Kaiser. Kaiser has spent his career turning flailing arts institutions into cutting-edge cultural behemoths. Under Kaiser’s direction, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, the Royal Opera House and American Ballet Theatre have all gone from drowning in the red to swimming in the black. So what’s Kaiser’s solution for how arts organizations can continue to thrive in an economy where less and less money is being spent on the arts? First and foremost: Don’t cut or dumb down programming. “When the recession started, so many arts organizations, their first knee-jerk reaction WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
was to cut programming or to make their programming safer or a little less interesting. … What happens is your [audience] starts to look elsewhere, they start to look for the more interesting place to be … which means that you have a little bit less revenue which means that you have a little bit less to put into programming, you do a little less marketing and your [audience] shrinks a little bit more,” said Kaiser. “You get sicker and sicker and sicker.” In Crist’s opinion, it is an art institution’s responsibility to bring in work that provokes audiences. But that isn’t always the case. “I think you’re served as a people to be forced to question, to be forced to think about the alternative. If all [BAM’s] programs are going to be like the ‘Audubon,’ that’s not going to do much for a multi-leveled community. It’s going to be one level.” Though the museum has proactively worked to expand its educational programming, opening the ARTexperience Gallery, an interactive space geared toward kids, and broadening hands-on family art programs and art classes, the museum has taken a less-aggressive approach to courting new or younger crowds and rarely engages audiences with multidisciplinary programming. For Pence-Brown, this is emblematic of an unwillingness to adapt to the changing times. “It felt to me that when I worked there … the main part of the structure, the leadership doesn’t like change and sort of likes that status quo and likes that elitism of the old museum that’s not relevant,” said Pence-Brown. “In bigger cities, they’ve learned that way ahead of us.” In Portland, Ore., for example, Portland Art
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Museum’s recent exhibition, “China Design Now,” employed a variety of fresh techniques to unite the Rose City’s diverse population. The exhibition chronicled China’s creative revolution in graphics, fashion and architecture over the past 20 years. In an article in Fast Company, author Steve McCallion observed: “After walking though the ‘China Design Now’ exhibition, the youngest member of the Portland Art Museum’s board proclaimed to Executive Director Brian Ferriso, ‘The museum is relevant again!’” PAM did this, in part, Ferriso explained, by releasing control of the conversation. “We really went out and had numerous conversations ... with some key people in leadership positions in the design community … We talked about how do we extend the exhibition beyond the physical confines of our walls? … In one sense, we allowed and encouraged other voices to participate around the exhibition,” said Ferriso. PAM set up the website cdnpdx.org—linked to its homepage—which hosted bloggers in Portland and China and provided a platform for “creators, commentators and consumers” to communicate about events around the city relating to the exhibition. There were “China Design Now”-themed after-parties hosted at restaurants, performance art pieces in local hotels, exhibit-related movies shown at theaters and alternate exhibits curated at other art galleries. While the show was so successful largely because it engaged a wide variety of Portlanders—designers, those with Chinese ancestry, contemporary artists, students—it was also significant because it opened up the conversation, something traditionally kept under tight
control by museum curators. “I believe the museum should be a voice of authority but also facilitate other voices within the city and dialogue around the art that it presents,” said Ferriso. “I think that that’s really critical for a museum to do and it needs to be relevant in doing that.” According to Kaiser, promoting this type of dialogue is now a crucial part of creating successful and engaging programming. But, he added, that doesn’t mean curatorial control should be thrown out the window. “You have to be secure enough to say I’m going to open up the conversation and lose a little bit of control in the conversation but not necessarily what I’m going to present. I don’t believe the community should say what your art should be, I believe that’s your job as the arts leader,” said Kaiser. “But I certainly believe you should open up the conversation with the community, to see what they think of it, how they respond to it, what they learn from it.” The approach worked for PAM. During the short time people were waiting in line for “China Design Now,” there were 1,700 new museum memberships generated. “We had a lot of new faces and new donors, not as many donors as I’d like—there’s never enough,” said Ferriso, laughing. “But we did have a number of new people engaged in the institution.” As grant and funding opportunities in the arts have plummeted over the last few years, Seattle Art Museum has also made it a priority to cast its net wider, courting new and younger audiences. The most recent exhibition, “Kurt,” explores the significance of ’90s grunge idol Kurt Cobain.
“Certainly we thought [‘Kurt’] was the kind of show that could bring in a different type of audience than the museum has been used to,” said Michael Darling, a curator of modern and contemporary art at SAM. “These are tough times, and we really want to try and make the museum as pertinent and relevant to our public as possible and try to get as many people involved with art and invested with art as possible.” The exhibit traces Cobain’s influence in music, fine art and popular culture during the years following his death. Through a variety of works, including photos by Charles Peterson and Alice Wheeler and an installation by Banks Violette, “Kurt” explores the themes of celebrity, identity, mimicry and mythology. Seattle Art Museum has also drawn in new crowds with a program called SAM ReMix. Quarterly, the museum stays open until midnight and invites bands and DJs to perform while local celebrities and artists lead “opinionated, free-wheeling, unfiltered” tours of the museum. For Darling, courting these new, younger audiences is a way to keep the museum experience relevant and possibly interest a new generation in future museum patronage. “I get frustrated when young people who are interested in the most cutting-edge music, the most cutting-edge fashion, and yet still have very old-fashioned ideas about what art is,” said Darling. “So, I’m always really hoping and trying to introduce them to the art of their time … We’re trying to make it as friendly as possible—which is not to say dumbing it down or simplifying it—but just giving them a vehicle for entering into the dialogue and then they can wrestle with all of the complexities once they
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get over that threshold.” Kaiser also views the lack of participation of younger audiences as problematic. “Now we have a whole generation of people in their 20s and 30s who didn’t have the arts as children in schools, and I’m not sure where the board members and the donors and the volunteers are going to be coming from in 20 years and that scares me much more than the current recession.” Closer to home, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts has also realized the importance of engaging younger audiences, bringing in exhibits like “Superheroes and Secret Identities,” which included a lecture by lit superstar Michael Chabon. The center has also taken a multidisciplinary approach in order to engage a variety of community members. For “Outside In: Indian Art Abroad,” the SVCA showed work by artists Sutapa Biswas, Gauri Gill, Baseera Khan and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, and also hosted classes on Indian cooking, a Bollywood film night and a lecture by literary giant Salman Rushdie (postponed until Sept. 10). “One of the most important things we’ve learned—and I think most visual arts organizations have learned over the last couple of years—is just putting up a static show where people come in and learn something, that doesn’t cut it anymore,” said SVCA Executive Director Bill Ryberg. “There’s got to be engagement, there’s got to be discussion, there’s got to be interchange, there’s got to be an opportunity for people of all ages to get together and talk about it and provide feedback.” Though the Sun Valley Center operates on roughly the same budget as Boise Art Museum—$1,615,070 in total expenses during the 2008-2009 fiscal year, versus $2,303,356, respectively—SVCA is still able to offer its gallery exhibits in both Ketchum and Hailey to the public for free. “Access is just as important as programming in this day and age, allowing people to participate in whatever way they find works best for them—and that includes social media, that includes free exhibitions. Our gallery is free every day of the year here,” said Ryberg. “It’s really important for arts organizations to be up to speed on how best to reach their audience that way.” Arts accessibility, according to Kaiser, is one of the most pressing issues in the industry. Because it’s difficult to increase worker productivity—a string quartet will always have four players—arts institutions find that their costs continue to rise at the same time that their earned income potential—the number of chairs in an auditorium—remain fixed. “This is a central thing that we face economically in the arts, how do we fill this gap between costs and earned revenue?” asked Kaiser. “Unfortunately the technique we’ve used too much in our field over the last 40 years has been to raise ticket prices … we have disenfranchised huge portions of our population who think arts are irrelevant to them. They’re not irrelevant, they’re just too expensive.” But that’s not to say BAM isn’t trying to reach new audiences. BAM has made admission free for Boise State students and also for military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2010. They’ve also initiated a number of special programs, like teen nights and the salon-style “More Than a Pretty Face,” to engage younger crowds.
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“What we wanted to do is encourage the teen audience because we know that will then encourage those 20- and 30-somethings to continue on as visitors in the museum,” said Fales. “We have a teen night and they have a reception and they have music and have hands-on activities.” The museum also recently partnered with Boise State’s marketing association to beef up BAM’s Facebook page, which Fales acknowledges is “pretty static.” Additionally, due in part to funding received from the NEA and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, BAM will offer a “Guide by Cell” tour at this year’s Triennial, where visitors can engage with the exhibit on their cell phones. “BAM has a long history of receiving grants from funders who award institutions for innovative art projects that embody diverse art forms and cultural traditions and promote civic dialogue about critical issues, demonstrate artistic excellence, feature professional artists and engage audience members on multiple levels,” said Fales. But for some in the local arts community, BAM’s attempts to court new audiences and bring in engaging exhibits aren’t cutting it. “For me, the BAM’s program is probably not considered cutting edge, and if BAM wanted to be a leader, I’d imagine they’d want to rethink their program,” said Crist. Artist Pete Grady also feels a general lack of enthusiasm for the museum’s program, but blames a Philistine public. “I know that they want to attract more people to come in, it’s an economically tough time for them. And it has been for a long time. It’s not just because the economy is down. That museum has really struggled to keep itself going for a long time … I think it’s a lack of an educated audience. I don’t know if the museum is as much at fault as the community,” said Grady. Crist wholeheartedly disagrees. In her opinion, it’s up to local artists and arts institutions to lead the public discourse. “I think that if we say that about our community then I just want to pack up and leave … I do not believe it’s true. I do believe people want to see different things and new things.” So, whose responsibility is it to bring new ideas and promote artistic discourse in Boise? “The museum would be the ideal candidate because they’re not in it for financial gain, they’re only in it for education,” said Pence Brown. “Really at the heart of it, [they’re about] helping people see art and life in a unique way … funding will force them to be more creative … to collaborate more, with not only artists but other organizations, dance and writing in a really interesting way.” Crist, on the other hand, believes it’s time for local artists to take personal responsibility and create the artistic change they’d like to see in the community. When that happens, she posits, Boise Art Museum will have no choice but to pay attention. “Right now, what we don’t have is ... anybody coming up against the Boise Art Museum, there’s nobody coming up against them except for this little fluff with the Triennial. Everybody gets a bee in their bonnet and then they die down and they don’t come back … My criticism would be more for the artistic community to take that anger, that dissatisfaction with whatever BAM is doing, and get off their chairs and do something themselves. It’s not going to be done for you.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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pop punk THE ATARIS The Ataris’ lead singer Kris Roe has always been a softy compared to his pop punk peers. From crooning love songs for Claire Danes: “Ever since I saw you / on My So-Called Life / I’ve been writing you these letters / asking you to be my wife,” to lamenting his broken heart in songs like, “The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl,” Roe charmed the late-’90s lasses with his pierced-lip vulnerability. The video for “Summer Wind Was Always Our Song,” off The Ataris’ third full-length End is Forever, is a blast back to the early aughts, with an aloof bleached-blonde chick in red lipstick and a baby-T sucking on an appletini as Roe vies for her attention. And though The Ataris will forever be preserved in the memories and on the mix-tapes of lovelorn pop-punkers, on Wednesday, July 28, you can catch Roe and Co. in the flesh at the Red Room Tavern. Describing the throw-back vibe of their latest yet-to-be-released album The Graveyard of the Atlantic, Roe told Cincinnati’s City Beat: “My favorite shows [involve] people spilling beer on your pedals, dog piling and sharing the microphone. [The next album’s] songs bleed that vibe.” Now that way-back fans of The Ataris are officially old enough to drink, that beer spilling has become a lot more probable. With Gasoline Heart, All Hands Go and Strings and Chemicals. 8 p.m., $10, The Red Room Tavern, 601 W. Main St., 208-343-7034.
FRIDAYSATURDAY JULY 30-31 hogs ROCKET RALLY AND MODS VS. ROCKERS Every American subculture has one thing in common: an iconic form of transportation. Beatniks hitchhiked across the country a la Jack Kerouac,
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hippies packed into Volkswagen buses, and more recently, hipsters have pedaled through neighborhoods on fixed-gears. During the 1960s, the two clashing British youth subcultures—the mods and rockers—differed in not only their style and music tastes but how they got around. The mods, in their snugly tailored suits, traveled by Vespa scooters, while the knifewielding rockers packed their gear onto motorcycles. Both cultures will see a revival
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this weekend at the third annual Retro Rocket Rally and Mods vs. Rockers Weekend. The two-wheeled partying starts Friday, July 30, at Union Motorcycle Classics in Nampa at 8 p.m. with a bonfire and campout. On Saturday, vintage bike aficionados will meet up at the Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa at 10 a.m., where different routes for all levels of riders will be determined. They will make their way to Donnie Mac’s for the Mods vs. Rockers celebration at
Jaialdi is officially in full swing. A mind-boggling 35,000 to 40,000 Basques and Basqueappreciators have descended upon the City of Trees looking for hot solomo sandwiches and ice-cold kalimoxtos. So where should you go to Basquerade with the best of them? Here’s a run-down of all the events going on during Jaialdi: On Wednesday, July 28, from 5-11 p.m. you can celebrate Jaialdi on the Basque Block with food, drinks and music. Around the corner at the Egyptian Theatre, there’s the Basque Cultural Conference from 7-9 p.m., which features experts discussing Basque immigration. On Thursday, July 29, check out Sports Night at the Qwest Arena, featuring weight lifting, wood chopping and farm sports competitions at 7 p.m. On Friday, July 30, from noon to 6 p.m. the Basque Block will be brimming once again with hungry and thirsty revelers. Later that evening at 7 p.m., the Morrison Center will host Festa’ra, which includes a Basque-themed dance by the Trey McIntyre Project. On Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., don’t miss Basqueing at the Fairgrounds at Expo Idaho, which will feature the official Jaialdi opening ceremonies along with vendor booths, grub and a display of Basque sheep wagons. Later that evening, attend Catholic Mass spoken in Basque at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral and the Basque Street Dance from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Expo Idaho with music by Amuma Says No and groups from the Basque country. Things wrap up on Sunday, Aug. 1, with another installment of Basqueing at the Fairgrounds from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Expo Idaho. This event will include the official Jaialdi closing ceremonies as well as music, weight-lifting demonstrations and plenty more opportunities to stuff your face. Various locations. For more information, visit jaialdi.com.
5 p.m., which features a competitive bike show, food and drink from Donnie Mac’s in Boise and a raffle from local stores. Period clothing is encouraged, so expect to see plenty of leather jackets, greased-back hair, Italian suits and leather pointedtoe shoes. Just leave your switchblades at home. Friday, July 30, 8 p.m., Union Motorcycle Classics, southwest corner of Ustick and Can-Ada roads, Nampa, 208-466-4474, unionmotorcycle.com. Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m., Flying M Coffee-
garage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, retrorocketrally.com.
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Wilde once showed up three weeks late at the star t of the semester at Oxford University. Although Wilde was disciplined for his laziness, there is no punishment for sluggishly waiting two weeks to see Wilde’s comedic play An Ideal Husband, which star ted its run July 16 at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. You will actually be rewarded with a richly decorated production of a play that has stood the test of 100 years. An Ideal Husband pulls audiences into the WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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KUROSAWA FILM FESTIVAL: THE HIDDEN FORTRESS Whenever a big-budget movie hits theaters across the nation, it’s usually only a matter of time until its plot is compared to previously produced movies and rambunctious Internet users take to the message boards to engage in debates over originality. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was frequently compared to Forrest Gump when online users began posting mash-up videos on YouTube. Harry Potter and Star Wars have also been commonly compared. However, many don’t know the inspiration behind George Lucas’ behemoth-sized film saga comes from a 1958 film titled The Hidden Fortress produced by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. In the bestselling book The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film by Star Wars scholar J.W. Rinzler, Lucas stated, “The Hidden Fortress was an influence on Star Wars right from the beginning.” Kurosawa would’ve turned 100 this year, and in honor of the famed director’s birthday, the Idaho Japanese Association is hosting a Kurosawa film festival at the Flicks on two consecutive Thursdays. In addition to being the spark for Star Wars, his films have inspired box-office hits such as Speed and Ocean’s Eleven. On Thursday, July 29, The Hidden Fortress, which follows the story of a group’s efforts to free a princess’s land and bring her to safety, will be screened. On Thursday, Aug. 5, Ikiru will be shown. And no need to worry if your Nihongo isn’t up to par, as both films will have English subtitles. 7 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208342-4222, theflicksboise.com.
stor y of Sir Rober t Chiltern, whose fashionable life is turned upside down by a mysterious Mrs. Cheveley, who threatens blackmail. Wilde’s humor will trigger laughter until the stars dot the sky. See review, page 20. Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., $29-$62.50, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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SUNDAY AUG. 1 music CARRIE RODRIGUEZ Music from Stanley is quite the concert series. With a stellar lineup of bands and musicians, weekly summer concerts and the gorgeous Redfish Lake as the backdrop, there’s no way you’ll have anything less than an outstanding time. Especially this Sunday, when singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez performs. Carrie Rodriguez is a Mexican-American folk artist who plays guitar, mandolin and fiddle. She’s known for her modern take on classic blues, soul, country and Americana. Her live performances are fine-tuned and can shift from laid-back balladry to high-energy rock ’n’ roll. Her professional career began in 2001 after meeting Chip Taylor (a famous songwriter best known for the tune “Wild Thing”) during SXSW. She teamed up with Taylor on four albums and a tour across Europe, and since then her career has taken off. Rodriguez has toured extensively across the country with the likes of Lucinda Williams and Alejandro Escovedo. Her latest album, Love & Circumstance, has Rodriguez interpreting the songs of M. Ward, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard, Townes van Zandt, Hank Williams and more. For those who aren’t able to make the drive north, Music From Stanley will air the Carrie Rodriguez performance on KISU, KBSU or KBSW this fall. 4-7 p.m., FREE, Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley, musicfromstanley.com.
With sultr y July upon us, outdoor activities are best reser ved for the pre-dawn time frame or for locations above 5,000 feet. In my world, that means it’s time to go backpacking. Next week, I’m headed for the Trinity Mountains. And for my fellow hiking enthusiasts who want to save weight in their packs, I am duty-bound to share my new Boise Co-Op discover y. PB2 from Bell Plantation is powdered peanut butter. It has only three ingredients: peanuts, salt and sugar (the chocolate-flavored one also contains cocoa powder). And it only requires one ingredient for reconstitution: water. As the Count from Sesame Street used to say, “a la peanut butter sandwiches!” Ever since reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, I seek foods without additives or preservatives, and PB2 is a shining example. Even better, it’s delicious. BOISE CO-OP 888 W Fort St. Here’s the real coup de 208-472-4500 gras: Not only do you save boisecoop.com weight when packing this stuff in to your campsite, you might save weight on your butt, too. By dry-roasting and then pressing the moisture out of the ground-up peanuts, Bell Plantation also removes most of the natural oil. The reconstituted peanut butter has only 45 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 4 grams of protein per serving. Backpacking or not, I think I’ll be losing weight every chance I get with PB2. —Sarah Barber
the dance GARTH BROOKS Garth Brooks came out of retirement last year even though he should have enough money to get by— he’s sold nearly 130 million albums and broken numerous industry records for attendance. He’s the best selling solo artist in United States history. Brooks will perform with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony at the Sun Valley
Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 1. The concert will be a one- ofa-kind event because Brooks rarely performs alongside a full orchestra. The concert is the result of a year’s worth of negotiations between the Brooks’ camp and the people at Wynn Hotels. Steve Wynn, owner of the luxurious Wynn hotel franchise, is a Sun Valley resident and supporter of
the Sun Valley Pavilion. Last year, Brooks agreed to come out of retirement to perform a series of concerts at the Wynn Las Vegas. This year, he signed on to perform in Sun Valley to benefit the symphony. 6:30 p.m., G.A., SOLD OUT; lower orchestra, $500; Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley, 208-622-5607, svsummersymphony.org.
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WEDNESDAY JULY 28 Festivals & Events BIKE RODEO—Learn about basic bike maintenance, road safety, the Boise Bicycle Project Earn a Bike Program, and more. You can also meet agency staff and clients and donate a used bike to a refugee. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Agency for New Americans, 1614 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-338-0033, www. anaidaho.org. JAIALDI—Music, food, sports, mustaches and chaos from the old country. It’s Basque-a-palooza. See Picks, Page 18. Basque Block, 601 Grove St., Boise. www.basquecenter.com
On Stage THE 39 STEPS—Monty-Pythonesque adaptation of the Hitchcock film by the same name, in which a man must go on the run from the law in order to clear his name of a murder he did not commit, exposing an international conspiracy in the process. 7 p.m. $10-$28. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208578-9122, www.companyoffools. org.
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Olympic Silver Medalist and 2x World Silver Medalist performing at the Sun Valley Ice Rink. All shows start at dusk. For tickets, seating and event information, call 208.622.2135 or visit mySVfun.com.
AN IDEAL HUSBAND— Oscar Wilde penned comedy of manners in which a woman tries to blackmail a politician. See review, this page. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
Concerts EDGAR M. BRONFMAN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS—Featuring selections by Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. 6:30 p.m. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, www.sunvalley.com.
Food & Drink BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL FARM STAND—Fresh organic produce grown by BUGS students. Proceeds benefit BUGS programs. 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665, www.boiseurbangardenschool. org.
Workshops & Classes INTRODUCTION TO SHAFER BUTTE TRAILS—Rich Gardunia, head trail ranger, will present information about the new trail system at Shafer Butte. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, www.rei. com.
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David Anthony Smith as Lord Goring and Laura Perrotta as Mrs. Cheveley.
AN IDEAL HUSBAND THE ISF WAY It’s hard not to be impressed by the fact that even after more than 100 years since the play’s debut in London in 1895, the sentiment of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband—currently being staged at Idaho Shakespeare Festival—still rings so true that it isn’t challenging for a modern audience to get the joke. It’s a testament to the fact that Wilde had not only a rare understanding of his peers, but also of the very root of what drives mankind. “I love talking about nothing,” says Lord Goring (played by ISF regular David Anthony Smith). “It’s the only thing I know anything about.” But words alone aren’t enough to do credit to a play that works on so many levels. The play could easily have fallen flat. Thanks to the talented cast and the guidance of director Sari Ketter, however, the audience was brought into each layer of Wilde’s world with ease. Sir Robert Chiltern (Richard Klautsch) is wildly known and respected as an upright, honest political leader. But when a mysterious lady, Mrs. Cheveley (Laura Perrotta), returns to England after years of living abroad, she threatens to expose the unsavory catalyst for Sir Robert’s success if he does not throw his support behind a shady scheme to build a canal in Argentina. An Ideal Husband runs Sir Robert must choose how through Friday, Aug. 27. For tickets or information, visit to save his honor, while trying idahoshakespeare.org or to hide the nasty truth from his call 208-336-9221. highly moral wife, played by Jodi Dominick. Sir Robert’s friend, Lord Goring, gets pulled into the fray, and eventually becomes the target of his own blackmail attempt by Mrs. Cheveley—his ever-so-brief former fiancee— when she says she’ll clear Sir Robert if Lord Goring agrees to marry her. This production started off slowly, and left the audience feeling a bit disjointed as the plot was set up amid a multitude of characters. But the story built incrementally with each act until it hit its stride in the third. At that point, the cast clicked with the material, allowing the audience to get pulled to the highs of the witty jokes and share the lows of a man facing his worst nightmare. Klautsch provided wonderful grounding for the entire production while the rest of the characters fluttered about in a world where silliness is a virtue and a profitable marriage the most important long-term goal. Without Klautsch’s leveling presence, the play could have gone awry at the drop of a hat, spiraling off into nothing more than a period rom-com. Thanks to the combined talents of the cast and crew, the audience easily became members of a deceivingly complex world inhabited by “beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.” —Deanna Darr WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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$1 BOOK SALE—Books for $1. By Grapthar’s Hammer, what a bargain. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www. gardencity.lili.org.
EUSKAL ETXEA; IN THE NAME OF THE BASQUE—Alberto Santana, the director of the Boise State Basque studies program, will lecture on the history of household names, the meaning of their names and how they made the trip overseas to America to be incarnated in the family names of local Basque immigrants. 7 p.m. FREE. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net.
SPLASH BASH—Pool side party with live music, food and drink specials. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, www. owyheeplaza.com. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog musical enthusiasts. Guest speakers and DJs. 7-10 p.m. FREE, www.vpsidaho.org. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244.
Kids & Teens FAMILY FUN NIGHTS—Sports, games and craft activities for children with autism and other disabilities. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Boys and Girls Club, 911 N. Meridian Road, Meridian, 208-888-5392, www.bgclubidaho.org.
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CANYON COUNTY FAIR AND FESTIVAL—Rides, animals, delicious artery-clogging foods and music from The Guess Who, Keith Anderson, Clay Walker and The Little River Band. Full schedule online. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Ave. S., Caldwell, 208-4558500, www.canyoncountyfair.org.
BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian.
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JAIALDI—Music, food, sports, mustaches and chaos from the old country. It’s Basque-a-palooza. Basque games at Qwest Arena. See Picks, Page 18. Basque Block, Grove St., Boise. www.basquecenter.com
Citizen ANTI BP MARCH ON BOISE— March to demand that judges to hear BP cases have no ties to big oil. 7 a.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise. www.antibp-mob.com.
On Stage BYE BYE BIRDIE—Spotlight Theatre puts on the classic Broadway musical about a struggling songwriter. 7 p.m. $10. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208498-0571. THE 39 STEPS—Monty-Pythonesque adaptation of the Hitchcock film by the same name, in which a man must go on the run from the law in order to clear his name of a murder he did not commit, exposing an international conspiracy in the process. 7 p.m. $10-$28. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208578-9122, www.companyoffools. org. HONK JUNIOR—Musical adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, performed by actors ages 6-18. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM—Shakespeare’s chickflick, with a ’60s mod twist. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
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, www. bittercreekalehouse.com. 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 cellar room. 6:30 p.m. $25, includes a threecourse meal, tvfcfoodfundraiser. eventbrite.com. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340.
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AKIRA KUROSAWA FILM FEST—Special screenings of The Hidden Fortress and Ikiru by Japanese film legend Akira Kurosawa. See Picks, Page 18. 6 p.m. $10-$12. Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222.
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Odds & Ends GOLDFISH RACINGâ€”Goldfish are placed in a raingutter, and itâ€™s your job to urge them on toward the other end by blowing through a straw. 10 p.m. FREE. Mack and Charlieâ€™s, 507 W. Main St., Boise, 208-830-9977, mackandcharlies.com. $1 BOOK SALEâ€”See Wednesday. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, www.gardencity. lili.org. POKERâ€”Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.
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HONK JUNIORâ€”Musical adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, performed by actors ages 6-18. 7:30 p.m. $5-$8. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org. A MIDSUMMER NIGHTâ€™S DREAMâ€”Shakespeareâ€™s chickflick, with a â€™60s mod twist. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
Concerts EDGAR M. BRONFMAN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTSâ€”Featuring selections by Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. 6:30 p.m. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, www.sunvalley.com.
Workshops & Classes A SPANISH EVENING WITH CHEF PHILIPPE DIDIERâ€”Menu includes tapas, gazpacha andaluz, paella valenciana and almond flan. Wine tastings with each course. 6:30 p.m. $60. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-368-0649. VINTAGE SWING DANCEâ€”Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages. No partner required. 7 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www. heirloomdancestudio.com.
Literature BOOK SIGNING WITH J.A. JANCEâ€”Jance is the Top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds series, and three stand-alone
thrillers featuring the Walker family. She will read from, and sign, copies of her new book, Queen of the Night. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www.boisepubliclibrary.org.
Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTSâ€” Get a basic Latin dance lesson included in the cover at 9 p.m. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3433397. H2OVERLOADâ€”Teen slide night featuring a live DJ, dancing and nightly entertainment. 7:30-11 p.m. $14.99. Roaring Springs Water Park, 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-884-8842, www.roaringsprings.com. NOCHES LATINASâ€”Every Friday night, a DJ spins the hottest salsa, durangese, merengue, cumbia, bachata and salsa dance music. For all ages. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Chilangoâ€™s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3760304. RETRO ROCKET RALLY AND MODS VS. ROCKERS WEEKENDâ€” Full weekend of motorcycle rides and event. Full schedule at www. retrorocketrally.com. See Picks, Page 18. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, flyingmcoffee. com.
SATURDAY JULY 31 Festivals & Events CANYON COUNTY FAIR AND FESTIVALâ€”See Thursday. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5. Canyon County
Festivals & Events CANYON COUNTY FAIR AND FESTIVALâ€”See Thursday. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Ave. S., Caldwell, 208-455-8500, www. canyoncountyfair.org. JAIALDIâ€”Music, food, sports, mustaches and chaos from the old country. Itâ€™s Basque-a-palooza. See Picks, Page 18. Basque Block, Grove Street, Boise.
On Stage BYE BYE BIRDIEâ€”Spotlight Theatre puts on the classic Broadway musical about a struggling songwriter. 7 p.m. $10. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208498-0571. THE 39 STEPSâ€”Monty-Pythonesque adaptation of the Hitchcock film by the same name, in which a man must go on the run from the law in order to clear his name of a murder he did not commit, exposing an international conspiracy in the process. 7 p.m. $10-$28. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208578-9122, www.companyoffools. org.
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8 DAYS OUT Fairgrounds, 22nd Ave. S., Caldwell, 208-455-8500, www. canyoncountyfair.org. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Open-air market with all manner of local food and products, from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts, all served from the freshest of vendors. Live music acts, plus local arts and crafts. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth and Idaho streets, Boise. JAIALDI—Music, food, sports, mustaches and chaos from the old country. It’s Basque-a-palooza. See Picks, Page 18. Basque Block, Grove Street, Boise. And Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St, Boise. www.basquecenter. com
On Stage BYE BYE BIRDIE—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $10. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208-498-0571. AN IDEAL HUSBAND— Oscar Wilde penned comedy of manners in which a woman tries to blackmail a politician. See review, Page 20. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org. TREASURE ISLAND—Local children performing the classic tale of piracy with help from the Missoula Children’s Theatre. 2 and 7 p.m. FREE. Eagle Nazarene Church, 1001 W. State St., Eagle, 208-939-0661.
Workshops & Classes MAKE A METAL BEAD WORKSHOP—One-day workshop to learn the basics of constructing your own beads from metal. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $100. The Idaho School of Art and Craft (Mend Inc.), 701 E. 44th St., Ste. 11, Garden City, 208830-3644, theidahoschoolartandcraft.wordpress.com. PINNED—Beginner workshop on fabrication of silver and use of reclaimed materials in jewelry making. Objective of class is to make a brooch. E-mail email@example.com to register. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $95. Studio 518 Annex, 518 Americana Blvd, Boise.
Literature HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER—Broomstick races, Harry Potter trivia games, crafts and snacks to celebrate the preeminent literary character of the age. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996.
Sports & Fitness SUN VALLEY ROAD RALLY—Drivers have a two-mile straightaway on Highway 75 near Ketchum to hit their top speed, and another mile to cool it down. In 2009 the cars participating included, among others, Ferraris,
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Bentleys, Ford GTs, Porsches, pushin’ speeds of 190 mph. Proceeds benefit drug treatment programs. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $20, sunvalleyroadrally.com.
Kids & Teens LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Hip-hop dancing for all ages. No smoking in the building and no alcohol in the dance center. 10 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425, 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. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. CLASSICAL DANCE OF INDIA— A free performance of Kuchipudi, one of the classical dances of India. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, www. boisepubliclibrary.org. 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 music. $5 cover. Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, 8915 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-376-0304. PING PONG AND PITCHERS—7 p.m. FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, www. visualartscollective.com. RETRO ROCKET RALLY AND MODS VS. ROCKERS WEEKEND— Full weekend of motorcycle rides and event. Full schedule at www. retrorocketrally.com. See Picks, Page 18. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, flyingmcoffee. com.
Animals & Pets KOI AND GOLDFISH SHOW— Put on by the Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.
SUNDAY AUGUST 1 Festivals & Events CANYON COUNTY FAIR AND FESTIVAL—Rides, animals, delicious artery-clogging foods and music from The Guess Who, Keith Anderson, Clay Walker and The Little River Band. Full schedule online. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $5. Canyon County Fairgrounds, 22nd Ave. S., Caldwell, 208-4558500, www.canyoncountyfair.org. JAIALDI—Music, food, sports, mustaches and chaos from the old country. See Picks, Page 18. Basque Block, Grove St., Boise.
On Stage AN IDEAL HUSBAND— Oscar Wilde penned comedy of manners in which a woman tries to blackmail a politician. See review, Page 20. 7 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221, www.idahoshakespeare.org.
MONDAY AUGUST 2 On Stage INSERT FOOT THEATRE—Local improv comedy. Every other Monday, 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, www. heirloomdancestudio.com.
Concerts ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, www.sunvalley.com.
Art MONDAY NIGHT DEMOS NAMPA ART GUILD—Monday night demos are held on the first Monday of each month. Nonmembers are welcome for a small charge of $5 for paintalongs and Monday night demos. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nampa Valley Grange, Fifth Avenue and Second Street S., Nampa.
Talks & Lectures PRAXIS LODGE PUBLIC DIALOGUES SERIES—A monthly meet to engage in discussions pertaining to science, ethics, culture, philosophy, humanism and free masonry, hosted by Praxis Lodge. Each session features a presentation followed by open dialogue. Everyone is invited to attend. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Papa Joe’s, 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-344-7272, www. papajoesboise.com.
Odds & Ends CHOIR PRACTICE FOR COMMON GROUND CHOIR—The community choir welcomes new voices. Come and listen, meet the director and join the choir. FREE, 208-389-4736, www. commongroundboise.org. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise. 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. donniemacgrub.com.
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Festivals & Events PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP AND POETRY SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLEâ€”Workshop with Tara Brenner at 6 p.m. followed by an all-ages poetry slam. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. 6 p.m. FREE for workshop; $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, www.boisepoetry.com. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208331-5632. PLAYING IN THE PLAZAâ€”Food and craft vendors, along with live music by Mr. Cappi. 5 p.m. FREE. Generations Plaza, corner of Main Street and Idaho Avenue, Meridian, www.meridiancity.org.
Food & Drink TUESDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKETâ€”The parking lot of the North End Organic Nursery on Hill Road will host local growers and farmers selling produce. Gardeners and farmers interested in selling at the market should contact Bingo Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 208-389-4769. 5-7 p.m. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-3894769, northendnursery.com.
Workshops & Classes HIP-HOP MASTERS CLASSES WITH NICK ZBROWSKIâ€”Nick Zborowski, a member of the Adrenaline Dance Company and faculty member at Debbie Reynolds Studio in Hollywood, will teach two levels of hip-hop dance classes. Contact tnefzger@gmail. com to register. 7 and 8 p.m. $15-$25. Mountain View High School, 2000 Millenium Way, Meridian, 208-855-4050.
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POETRY READINGâ€”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, e-mail ScottBerge@live.com. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Aliaâ€™s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-1299.
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGSâ€”The Boise City Council meetings are held every Tuesday evening, except the fourth Tuesday of the month, when meetings are held at noon. 6 p.m. Boise City Hall, www.cityofboise.org.
ARTS/BOOK REVIEW DAVID AXE AND MATT BORS THINK WAR IS BORING The 2009 Oscar for Best Film went to Kathryn Bigelowâ€™s The Hurt Locker, a film made from the premise that war is a drug, something some participants become addicted to and need higher doses of. Her film focused on a soldier addicted to the thrill. War is Boring, a new graphic novel memoir from reporter David Axe and artist Matt Bors, covers similar themes as experienced by a war correspondent. Axe reports from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Chad, Darfur and more, paying for much of it out of pocket. And every time he runs out of money and returns home, he canâ€™t wait to get back, though he canâ€™t really put a finger on why. His friends and family tell him he has a death wish. He doesnâ€™t completely disagree. A great many war memoirs have been released in the last decade, many of which have been more interesting or insightful. In all of them, it can be difficult to separate the story from the author. War is Boring, is no different, and that is its central problem. Itâ€™s difficult to care about Axe or his struggles as he alienates everyone he knows for their ignorance, yet acknowledges his own. He insinuates he does the job to help, especially at the end when he travels to Africa to shed light on genocide in Darfur, but he genuinely loves going to war. Even the title is snide. The book is a slim 124 illustrated pages, barely enough time to address the full range of experiences of one war zone, let alone six. Tim Oâ€™Brien has devoted nearly his entire literary career to one tour in Vietnam. By nature, a memoir often lacks the balanced perspective found in novels. It is intended to be a narrow personal view. And in that respect, War is Boring works. But though most of the story takes place in war zones, it isnâ€™t about war as much as what war does to people when they return home. And itâ€™s far less gripping to read than it is frustrating, not from being clunky or poorly created but because aside from Axe being unlikable, there is little unique about his story. â€”Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT Kids & Teens GARDEN DECORATION DAY CAMPâ€”Kids will learn to make fairy houses to decorate gardens. 9:30 a.m.-noon $45-$75. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5501, www.ymcaboise. org.
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TEAM TRIVIA NIGHTâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www. badirish.com.
ZUMBAâ€”6:30 p.m. $12. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd, Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403, www. myspace.com/danceophidia.
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BALLISTIC BEER PONGâ€” Compete for $300 in prizes. Tuesdays, 10 p.m. FREE. Bad Irish, 199 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-8939, www.badirish. com.
LIQUID FORUMâ€”Liquid Lounge and United Vision for Idaho host a discussion forum showcasing a different local nonprofit each month, along with with a silent auction and local music. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www. liquidboise.com.
BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETYâ€”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, 208-343-9895. www.boiseastro. org.
KILROY COFFEE KLATCHâ€”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 email@example.com. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, 208-465-6446, www. warhawkairmuseum.org.
ORCHESTRA FESTIVALâ€”6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort, www.sunvalley.com.
Food & Drink BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL FARM STANDâ€”Fresh organic produce grown by BUGS students. Proceeds benefit BUGS programs. 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. BUGS Garden, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-424-6665, www.boiseurbangardenschool. org.
POKERâ€”Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. ROTARY CLUB MEETINGSâ€” Meet up with other professional adults to collaborate on topics of community service and wellbeing. 5:15 p.m. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-395-1531.
Workshops & Classes CAR CAMPING BASICSâ€”REI Expert Sean Wakeley will present information about gear and accessories for sleeping, cooking, and lounging, setting up camp, meal planning, safety and minimum impact practices. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, www.rei. com.
SPACE DAYSâ€”This yearâ€™s theme is Women in Space. Events include educational activities, model rocket launches, talks with female astronauts and more. See website for full schedule. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, www.scidaho.org.
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GARDEN DECORATION DAY CAMPâ€”Kids will learn to make fairy houses and stepping stones to decorate their parents gardens. 9:30 a.m.-noon $45$75. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5501, www. ymcaboise.org.
Odds & Ends POKERâ€”Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. SPACE DAYSâ€”This yearâ€™s theme is Women in Space. Events include educational activities, model rocket launches, talks with female astronauts and more. See website for full schedule. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, www.scidaho.org. SPLASH BASHâ€”Poolside party with live music, food and drink specials and weekly drawings for prizes. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, www. owyheeplaza.com.
Calls to Artists CRAFTERS WANTEDâ€”Boise Weeklyâ€™s first-ever block party is in search of a few good crafty bastards. Handy with the handmade? Then we want you. BW has a few coveted booth spaces left for local artists to sell their handmade wares at the block party on Saturday, Aug. 28, starting at 10 a.m. sharp. Booth selection is juried. Photos of your work will be required with your application. Booth space is $40 for 10-feet by 10-feet. Equipment rental is provided by Brown Rentals at $100 for tent rental, $10 for a table and $3 per folding chair. For information or for an application contact Meshel Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. HOUSE OF ARTâ€”Developer Scott Kimball will make nine condominiums on the seventh floor of a new building available to nine artists to display and sell their work on First Thursday. Artists of all media may apply. Contact email@example.com SECOND ANNUAL CURB CUPâ€” Buskers can register to compete for $1,000 grand prize and the Boise Curb Cup trophy. For more info or to register, visit www. boisecurbcup.com. Registration closes Tuesday Aug. 17. FREE. Curb Cup is Sunday, Aug. 29.
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During summer, many of the words that end up in Noise News are about music festivals. Well, it’s warm out and this is Noise News, so staying true to form, we’ve got more info on a brand-new music fest: The Promenade Music Festival, Oct. 7-9. While there are still a few details to iron out, most of the programming is set and the bands have been booked. Following is the list of who you can expect to hear at Bittercreek, The Bouquet, Colorcube (which should be open by then, but if not, The Venue will host), The Egyptian Theatre, Knitting Factory, The Linen Building, Neurolux, Pengilly’s, Reef, The Venue and Visual Arts Collective. On Thursday, Oct. 7, The Bouquet, VAC, Neurolux, Knitting Factory, The Linen Building and Reef and one TBD venue host Kent Jensen, Sonia and Rojos Calientes, Spondee, The Very Most, Hosannas, Surfer Blood, The Drums, Bank, Paradise Fears, Man Without Wax, All Hands Go, Warner Drive, Broadway Calls and Mike Herrera (of MxPx), a Don’t Sleep Boise show, Boise Rock School, Katy Marosok, Dawnya Clarine, Kelly Lynae, Emma Hill and Her Gentlemen Callers, Rebecca Scott, The Fun Police, Oxcart, Marinade, Soul Serene and Sherpa. On Friday, Oct. 8, The Bouquet, Neurolux, Linen Building, Pengilly’s, VAC, Reef, a TBD venue and possibly Colorcube will have Go Engine Now, Project 4, Bridgeport, Wayne Hoskins Band, The Janks, Matt Dodge and the Lobsters, Paul Jacobsen, Le Fleur, La Knots, A Seasonal Disguise, Yarn Owl, The Drowning Men, Tartufi, Frog Eyes, Jonathan Warren, The Rayls, Lee Penn Sky, Andy Byron, Black Jack Moonshiners, Hillfolk Noir, New Transit, Courtesy Call, The Mission Orange, Public Jones, Stop Drop and Party, All Hands Go, Project Jupiter, Uncommon, Tom Taylor, Roaming Royalty, Bill Coffey, Audio Moonshine, Don’t Sleep Boise, Your Friend Peter Giles, Matt Shockey, Apple Charm, Spondee and Music From Stanley musicians David Robert King, Piers Lamb, Low-fi and Nick Jaina. The event wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 9, at The Bouquet, Neurolux, Knitting Factory, The Venue, Reef, Visual Arts Collective, Egyptian Theatre and Bittercreek with The Construct, The Aviation Orange, Mousy Brown, Stealth Foxx, System and Station, Education, Blacksmith, Aan, Sleepy Seeds, And And And, Monarques, Boy Eats Drum Machine, Finn Riggins, Jared Mees and the Grown Children, Don’t Sleep Boise, Astronautalis, Shad, K-OS, Workin on Fire, 3rd to Last, Seven Feet Below, We Won the Science Fair, Bank, Michael Gross and the Statuettes, Man Without Wax, Stop Drop and Party, The McCleary Band, Neo Tundra Cowboy, Pat McDonald, Poke, Beargrass, Bellamy Rose, The Jacks, Chad Summervill, King Cotton, Finn Riggins, With Child, Fauxbois, Maladroids, Red Hands Black Feet, Spanish for 100, Alameda, ATTN, Housefire, Pravda, Craving Dawn, Righteous Vendetta, Malachi, Reid Perry, AKA Belle, Rebecca Scott, Steve Fulton, Thomas Paul, Marcus Eaton, Travis Ward, Rob Walker and Johnny Shoes. Noise News will keep you updated. —Amy Atkins
NEW PORN FOR YOUR EARS
A new album, a happy Newman and an angry Neko Case STEPHEN FOSTER In the midst of a lengthy five-month tour, head New Pornographer, Carl “A.C.” Newman, told Boise Weekly he feels feeling quite chipper about his current state of affairs. “I think I’m a lot happier than I used to be. I was your standard issue maladjusted young man, but I think I feel better than I’ve ever felt probably. Success helps with that; it’s the funniest thing.” The New Pornographers came together in A little rain won’t bring the New Pornographers down. Just don’t throw any CDs at them. 1997 as a group of prominent Vancouver, B.C., musicians bound by a common love of music clear idea of how it should go, to the extent the seriousness in subject matter is masked by and involvement in the local scene. They’ve that I said, ‘The bass line should go like this, the exuberance in tone. since released five records to critical acclaim, and the cello should sound like that, and the “It’s always been a matter of the music,” and members Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko drums should do that.’” Newman said. “I think the lyrics have always Case and Newman have all branched off into Things on stage, however, don’t always go been fairly strange and downbeat. ‘The Slow numerous successful solo projects. according to plan. Descent Into Alcoholism’ sounds like a happy But as a group, New Pornographers The New Pornographers made headlines song, but ... it’s about a person who’s just choreleased their fifth record, Together, earlier sen the dark side. And so I think there’s been a last month after the once seemingly precious this year. It may be the quintessential New and harmless Neko Case threatened a fan lot of that, where you have a peppy song but Pornographers album, not because it’s neceswith, “I’ll pummel your fucking face,” and “I with lyrics about breaking up or something.” sarily their best record, but because it’s the The interesting dichotomy between message am a piece of shit white trash and I will fuck most representative of the band’s sound. It’s you up.” Case lashed out after the fan threw and music may have been what drew fans to like they took everything that makes the New the Canada-based band and may have played a a fresh copy of Together at Newman. In the Pornographers great—the densely layered and well-structured pop, bursting crescendos, over- big part in the New Pornographers becoming a video of the incident, the audience—and the other members of the band—seems slightly the-top choruses, exceptional guitar-synthesizer full-blown international indie rock institution. uncomfortable until Newman makes a couple “It happens so gradually that you don’t interplay—and compressed them into one of jokes to lighten the moment. beautiful picture of who and what the band is. notice it,” Newman said. “When we went “She didn’t freak out at an audience memfrom complete obscurity to suddenly being Paste Magazine described the new album ber. She was just pissed off at them,” Newman a band that people were writing about and as “their most oddly cohesive and stickiest paying attention to, that was a real shock. Like said. “I’ve known Neko for a long time and yet ... This messy-pop template is nothing if somebody pisses her off, she’s going to yell I remember thinknew for the Pornogat them. So it didn’t seem like a weird thing ing, ‘Holy shit, I can’t raphers, but they’ve With The Dodos and Imaad Wasif, to me, but I guess maybe people haven’t seen believe this is happennever applied it to Friday, July 30, 8 p.m., $26 advance, anything like that from her, so they thought, ing.’ And you do that such satisfying ends.” $29 day of show for years and years and ‘Holy shit, Neko got pissed off at a girl for “I feel like our EGYPTIAN THEATRE throwing a CD,’ and you think, ‘Why wouldn’t you build up and get records have had a 700 W. Main St. she get pissed off at the girl?’ But I don’t know, more popular and it certain progression as egyptiantheatre.net it all seemed like sort of a non-issue, but hey, just becomes normal. they go along. We’re there’s no such thing as bad press, so I have no Only if you look back slowly morphing into problem with it. If somebody throws a CD at to 10 years ago do you think, ‘I can’t believe a stranger, quieter band, which culminated me, and it ends up on Pitchfork the next day, how far I’ve come.’” in Challengers, our most mellow record,” With so much creative talent and individual that’s good. I should be thanking that person Newman said. “Then I think [Together] was that threw the CD.” kind of going backwards, but not in a negative egos in one group, it’s safe to assume conflict All in all, life seems to be pretty stable for crops up. But apparently, it’s not as difficult as way—just trying to look back at some of the Newman. Even on the road, the thrill and enthings that were a good part of our style, while one might assume—Newman brings his ideas ergy of his band’s live show keeps him truckin’ to the band and things happen organically. still trying to advance our style a little bit, yet along, completely satisfied. “I don’t know where to go with some still plug that into the computer program that “We don’t do a huge amount of touring, songs, and I just think, let’s run with them is the New Pornographers.” but I do enjoy it. I’ve got a job I love, and the and see what happens. Other ones I think, That program includes a uniquely upbeatthing I dislike about it is that it takes me away sounding band. It’s easy to describe their music I know exactly how this song should go,” from home. Though, it’s not a bad sacrifice to Newman said. “Like ‘Crash Years’ from this as incredibly cheerful, even lighthearted and do the thing you love. “ buoyant, but there’s more to it than that. 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THURSDAY JULY 29
THE ATARIS—With Gasoline Heart, All Hands Go and Strings and Chemicals. 8 p.m. $10. Red Room Tavern
SAWTOOTH MUSIC FESTIVAL, JULY 30-31, PIONEER PARK IN STANLEY In its fifth year, the Sawtooth Music Festival is an al fresco event that brings hundreds to the base of the breathtaking Sawtooth Mountains in Stanley’s Pioneer Park for two days of music, camping and general revelry. This year, the fun comes courtesy of a grip of vendors and musical acts Band of Heathens (Texas), The Pimps of Joytime (New York), Trevor Green (California), Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers (Washington), Town Mountain (North Carolina), Antioquia (California) and Four Stroke Bus, Bill Coffey, The Very Most and the acrobatic Fire Kittens from Idaho. Friday is a tribute to former Free Peoples guitarist Johnny Downer—who died unexpectedly last December—with performances from Free Peoples (California), Head for the Hills (Colorado) and Idaho’s own Equaleyes. —Amy Atkins Weekend pass $35 adv., $40 door; seniors 60 and older $25; kids 12 and under FREE. Visit sawtoothmusicfestival.com for tickets and camping information.
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THE BLACK LILLIES—With Shane Walker. 9 p.m. $5. Bouquet CASKET OF CASSANDRA—With The Skyline Surrender, Lambs Become Lions, Sanity is Lost, So Long Solitude. 6 p.m. $5. Brawl THE CONGRESS—With Gizzard Stone. 9 p.m. $3. Terrapin GAME—With Elco and Linx. 8 p.m. $25-$50. Knitting Factory JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s NATHAN J. MOODY AND THE QUARTERTONS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid THE PYKNIC PARTERY TOUR— With Drop Dead Gorgeous, Sleeping With Sirens, Attila, Abandon All Ships, For All Those Sleeping, Woe Is Me and Scarlett O Hara. 5 p.m. $13-$15. The Venue
TINY MOVING PARTS—With Sunrise/Sunset and Red Hands Black Feet. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT—With Split Lip Rayfield and Hillstomp. 8 p.m. $17-$40. Knitting Factory
FRIDAY JULY 30
DAN COSTELLO—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
B3 SIDE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
SAWTOOTH MUSIC FESTIVAL—With The Pimps of Joytime, Band of Heathens, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Town Mountain, Head for the Hills, Antioquia, Equaleyes, Free Peoples and more. Camping will be permitted in Pioneer Park on Friday and Saturday. $35 adv., $40 gates. Stanley.
DUSTY RHODES AND THE RIVER BAND—With James Orr. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
DEAD CITY SUNDAY—With Dying Famous and Craving Dawn. 9 p.m. $4. Terrapin
SHARAYA MIKAEL—With Mt. Joy. 8 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage
FALLUJAH—With Dissimilate The Marred, Dolores, Scortch The Fallen and Nourish the Wolves. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl
DJ SHOW—Featuring DJs Brooklyn, Jeremiah, Aaron Liven, Poly, Billy Wonka, Myko and surprise headliner. 9 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. Neurolux
$OUL PURPO$E—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement
HENRY TURNER JR. AND FLAVOR—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef
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NAPPY ROOTS— With Eleven and Bkashz. 9 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Reef
JOHNNY BUTLER—With Mariah Humphreys, Joe Mancaruso, Darian Renee, Katie Wilson, Workin’ On Fire. 7 p.m. $9. The Venue
TRANSIT—With Daylight, After the Impact, The Paris Funds and In the Pause. 7 p.m. $7. Brawl
ODP4—An ORRiginal Dance Party featuring DJ Deevaux and With Child. 9 p.m. $5. VAC
MOUSY BROWN—With King Niko. 9 p.m. $5. Liquid
SATURDAY JULY 31
CANDREAD AND THE RIZING REZISTANCE—9 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek
MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER—7:30 p.m. $10. The Venue
ALPENFLOW—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
PAUL PETERSON BLUES CLUB—6 p.m. $10. Idaho Botanical Garden
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS— With The Dodos and Imaad Wasif. See Noise, Page 26. 8 p.m. $26 adv., $29 door. Egyptian
THE SOUL CATS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa Nights
PAUL PETERSON BLUES CLUB—8 p.m. FREE. Bouquet
THROWDOWN BATTLE OF THE BANDS—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
RED JACKET MINE—With Thomas Paul and New Transit. 8 p.m. $5. VAC
SOUL SERENE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
AFTER ABBY—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s BLACK MOUNTAIN—With Spin Drift. Followed by DJ Pat Benolkin. 8 p.m. $8-$10. Neurolux
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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE CANDREAD AND THE RIZING REZISTANCE—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid FLY2VOID—WIth Character Flaw, A.M. Revelator, Sub*Vert and Malachi. 7:30 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory JIMMY BIVENS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s RADILLAC—With Ohadi. 9 p.m. FREE. The Plank REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club SAWTOOTH MUSIC FESTIVAL— See Friday. $35 adv., $40 gates. Stanley. SHINY SHOE BOB—8 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s SOUL SERENE—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef STICKUP KID—With Point of View, Self Smartid, Light the Sky, No Comprendo and Red Hands Black Feet. 7 p.m. $7. Brawl
SUNDAY AUGUST 1
REIGNITION—With Roam Alone, Brawl and Psalter. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape
TUESDAY AUGUST 3
GARTH BROOKS—6:30 p.m. $100. Sun Valley Pavilion MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Carrie Rodriguez. See Picks, Page 19. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley.
MONDAY AUGUST 2 ALLSTAR WEEKEND—With Action Item. 5:30 p.m. Knitting Factory JACKSON BROWNE—With David Lindley. 7 p.m. $46-$68. Idaho Botanical Garden PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid
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FUEGOGO!—9:30 p.m. FREE. Terrapin Station PAPERBIRD—9 p.m. Bouquet SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With The Trishas and Black Jack Moonshiners. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza ALL HEART—With Illusionist, Mersa and Chapters. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl FRONTIER RUCKUS—With Archer’s Apple. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux RIPSHAW—With RattleheaD, Hexen, Krystos and Threshold. 7:30 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory
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 boiseweekly.com.
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BLACK MOUNTAIN, JULY 31, NEUROLUX Last year, British Columbia’s Stephen McBean brought his psychedelic folk project Pink Mountaintops a shinier, poppier, pinker side of his sound. McBean returns to Boise this week, but this time he’s back in black—Black Mountain. Black Mountain pushes past the pale and serves up psych rock that could easily have been born 40 years ago in the working-class suburbs of London. With its gospelly keyboards, thick guitar and relentless drums. Black Mountain’s music mines the sounds of the ’70s without sounding like a repetitive classic rock radio station. Black Mountain’s upcoming release Wilderness Heights (Jagjaguawar) is due out in mid-September and if you’re afraid of sharks, get it from iTunes. On the album cover, a great white is coming out of the sky, seen in the reflection of a glass building. Pitchfork.com described it as “maybe the most badass cover art of the year.” Whatever you do, don’t turn around. —Amy Atkins With Spin Drift, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., neurolux.com.
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ARTS LAU R IE PEAR M AN
ICA’s apprentice program TMP dancer Chanel DaSilva.
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT PREMIERES BASQUE DANCE AT JAIALDI Hunched in a burlap clump, a damp sweat clinging to the dance studio air, Trey McIntyre’s dancers slowly untangle themselves, lurching forward. Casting off their burlap-sack costumes and falling to the floor, one dancer whirls a Basque flag furiously above his head. Practicing for the upcoming Jaialdi premiere of their new dance “Arrantza” on Friday, July 30, at the Morrison Center, it’s apparent the Trey McIntyre Project dancers have channeled the Basque spirit. “I think we’re the only non-Basque dance company to participate [in Jaialdi], which is a great honor, and I kind of equate it to when New Orleans asked me to make a piece about New Orleans culture … I take it really seriously in terms of wanting to do well with it and make something that’s really reverent and shows the beauty of that culture,” said TMP artistic director, Trey McIntyre. “Arrantza” was created in part due to a $25,000 grant TMP was awarded from the City of Boise after being named Boise’s first Economic Development Cultural Ambassador. Through hanging out on the Basque Block and connecting with members of the local Basque community, McIntyre was able to record a number of stories that provide audio for the dance. “[Basque] people answer questions in the form of a story. Storytelling seems to be very important so it seemed a really great way to make that happen was to actually record people’s stories and use them as part of the piece,” said McIntyre. “So there’s an amount of spoken text and people talking about their own experiences in the piece.” TMP worked with the Oinkari Basque dancers to learn the specific steps and body movements of Basque folk dancing. The company plans to tour “Arrantza” across the United States and even make a few stops in the Basque country to show off the culture of TMP’s newly adopted home. “I think, to a certain extent, everything we do showcases Boise … we have become a representative of the area because people don’t know a ton about the place,” said McIntyre. “I think showcasing something that is so unique and specific to this area evolves that relationship more and makes us a clearer ambassador, that we are here literally representing the place that we live and work.” —Tara Morgan Festa’ra, 7 p.m., $28, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, idahotickets.com.
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RACHEL KRAUSE Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to keeping traditions alive, imitation is also a lifeline. Idaho has become a welcoming community for a range of nationalities, each bringing unique cultural arts ranging from Burundi basket weaving to Turkish drumming into an area teeming with artistic traditions of its own. These folk arts depend on constant practice, support and instruction, and for the past 25 years, Idaho Commission on the Arts has provided that assistance through its Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, awarding more than 390 grants to master and student artists throughout the state. According to Folk and Traditional Arts Director Maria Carmen Gambliel, the program was conceived as a way to keep the tribal arts Totorica will use part of the $3,000 grant to alive, and it later began to incorporate refugee purchase traditional costumes, which usually and immigrant groups, such as Basques, Laticost more than $300 each, for the Greek Medinos and Western European immigrants. terranean Dancers. Their dance attire currently “It works with people who learn to do consists of black pants and tops. or make from others in their cultural groups Totorica also hopes to travel to different to maintain lifestyles and connect with their Greek and folk dancing conventions to teach roots,” Gambliel said. “Our main goal from the outside is that cultural expression continues new techniques to her niece and apprentice Miren Aizpitarte, as well as to draw new memin the community.” bers into the dance group. The commission hopes that by the concluMaster artist Joanne Hulstrand and her sion of a four- to 10-month-long apprenticeapprentice Grace Herron, a retired Hillside ship, the apprentice will be skilled enough to Junior High art teacher, specialize in the pass the tradition to others. Norwegian art of rosemaling, which involves Emmett-based saddle maker Deana Attebery was a saddle-carving apprentice in 1993 the painting of scrolls, flowers and leaves onto wooden plates, bowls or trunks. and a rawhide braiding apprentice in 2003. “I can do the small scrolls, but when you She became a master artist in each discipline. do the large scrolls, it’s done in one stroke,” Attebery is currently one of Idaho’s artists-inresidence and has worked with Treasure Valley Herron said. “Joanne can turn corners and get the fluidity of one stroke. You watch her and Community College students and 4-H youth. it’s like magic.” “The program really Hulstrand, whose encouraged me on this first language is aspect to pass it on,” For more information, visit arts.idaho.gov. Norwegian, recently Attebery said. “These returned from a 21-day are lost arts in today’s trip to Norway, which society, and lots of kids included an eight-day class on rosemaling. today spend most of their time in front of the “I realized that we really have Americanized computer and don’t do a lot of stuff with their rosemaling to the point that we better start hands or take part in craftsmanship.” reverting back to the old form,” Hulstrand This year, ICA awarded $11,000 in grants said. “We just went over the edge a little bit to five apprentice/master artist partnerships. too much. We need to be a little looser, have The artists range from Greek dancers to Normore energy.” wegian folk painters to Basque percussionists. Hulstrand has known Herron since 1998, Nikki Totorica, master artist and instructor when the two taught rosemaling to Herron’s of the Greek Mediterranean Dancers, is a lifelong member of Boise’s Greek community. She art students. They plan to use some of the $3,000 grant to teach a public workshop. first learned Greek dancing in the basement of Basque musician and Amuma Says No the St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthopercussionist Spencer Martin hopes to increase dox Church when she was 5 years old. awareness for a Basque percussion instrument, “Belonging to the church, it’s just part of the txalaparta, that once teetered on the brink the culture, part of who I am ... ” Totorica of extinction. Originally used as a communicasaid. “You go to any function, celebration or tion device to call people to the cider houses wedding, and there is always dancing.”
Rosemaling by any other name would look as sweet.
when a new batch was ready, the two-person instrument is composed of long wooden boards held up horizontally. When beaten with Basque drum sticks called makilak, a hollow trotting horse sound is produced. Martin first heard the txalaparta 10 years ago in San Sebastian, Spain, and will use his $2,760 grant to build two txalapartas, one of which he hopes to make pitched in order to play melodies. Martin and his apprentice, Julia Achabal, teach the youth Basque percussion group Txantxangorriak together. Martin plans to use higher-quality wood, as well as salvaged wood he finds throughout town. “As a percussionist, that’s half the fun: creating and building that stuff,” Martin said. “You’re making music out of found objects, and you’re spreading that along to whoever is willing to put up with us.” Achabal said the Basque music scene in Boise has ballooned from a single accordion and tambourine duo to the formation of the Oinkari Dancers, Txantxangorriak and local bands such as Amuma Says No. “I’ve grown up in this Basque community, and consistently the activities around our culture are growing, and this is just another piece in that growing culture,” Achabal said. At the conclusion of each apprenticeship, groups submit a final report to the commission answering what was accomplished and how they involved the public in their art. Martin, who brought the txalaparta along to Washington, D.C., for Amuma Says No’s performances at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center, hopes to spread the music of the txalaparta to as many people as possible, Basque or not. “Things are being lost, and this is a way it can keep going. It’s nice the State of Idaho and the Idaho Arts Commission can appreciate arts like this, and I feel very honored that they would allow us to be a part of it.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
I spy with my little eye ... a very good movie GEORGE PRENTICE I’m fairly certain that Angelina Jolie could kick my ass. I’m fairly certain that she could kick your ass. I’m fairly certain that she could kick most of the asses in the Greater Boise Metropolitan Area. That’s reason enough not to give her a bad review. But that’s not why I absolutely love Salt. This movie sets out (and succeeds nicely) to entertain inside the well-defined borders of a taut thriller. But it doesn’t stray into Mission Impossible-land where the same explosion is shown rapid fire from three camera angles, or even Bourne-land where you’re left more breathless than engaged. After being accused of spying for the Russians, Angelina Jolie puts a little Salt on the road and guns it. In spite of its elaborate spy vs. spy plot, there are very few false notes in Salt. The who does plenty with a relatively sparse role. Heart, Changeling), but Salt is among her movie opens with the mysterious Evelyn It’s hard to believe that film is considered best work. And for anyone who thinks that Salt (Jolie) being released from a North Schreiber’s secondary medium. Yes, he’s international spies Korean prison. From even better on the stage (I saw his inspiraren’t attractive, look there, this enigma ing performance last season in Broadway’s no further than the of a woman reveals recent real-life scandal A View From the Bridge) so it comes as no layer upon layer of surprise that the July 30 issue of Entertaininvolving Russian complexity, and the agent Anna Chapman. ment Weekly labels him “the best actor of his movie never leaves generation, or at least pretty damn close.” Just because Salt you behind. Salt was seasoned by director Phillip has a high body count It’s not giving Noyce, whose pedigree includes Clear and and a mounting tontoo much away to Present Danger and Patriot Games. His nage of wrecked cars say that Salt is a camera work in Manhattan and Washingdoesn’t mean that it C.I.A. operative, and ton, D.C., chase scenes is not as elegant as can’t be considered her life gets turned traditional Hollywood-fare, but that’s to his one of the best of the upside down when SALT (PG-13) credit. With very little CGI, the film feels year. It’s reminiscent of she’s accused of beauthentic, and it’s clear that Jolie does much The Fugitive (for my ing a Russian mole. Directed by Phillip Noyce of her own stunt work. money, one of the best As crazy as the plot Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber By now, you’ve probably noticed I’ve removies of the 1990s twists are, somehow Now playing at Edwards 9 and Edwards 22 vealed very little of the plot. I wouldn’t want that never received they come across to spoil your fun. Salt is packed with secrets. the critical respect it with great validity, Maybe you’ve seen the giant billboards that deserved). and there’s one chief ask “Who is Salt?” I could answer that, but I While Harrison Ford had Tommy Lee reason: Angelina Jolie. Yes, she’s made other think Angelina Jolie would kick my ass. Jones as his pursuer, Jolie has Liev Schreiber, movies that are more highbrow (A Mighty
SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings
KUROSAWA FILM FESTIVAL—Idaho Japanese Association presents a celebration of the 100th anniversar y of the legendar y director’s bir th with screenings of Ikiru and The Hidden For tress. See Picks, Page 18. July 29 and August 5, 7 p.m., $10 for one movie or $15 for both.
Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com. FLUNKED—Teabagger documentar y on the failings of the public education system that tries to make a case to do away with it. Friday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. $5. Countr y Club Reel Theatre, 4550 Overland Road, Boise, 208377-2620. THE THIRD MAN—Oscarwinning film noir about a pulp novelist who travels to post-war Vienna after an urgent letter from a friend asking for help. But when he arrives, he is told his friend is dead and that he shouldn’t ask too many questions about how or why.
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However, he’s determined to crack the case. From a novella by Graham Greene and starring Orson Welles. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. $8.50. Flicks Theatre, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.
CHARLIE ST. CLOUD—A young sailor (Zac Efron) sur vives an accident in which his brother is killed. This tragedy allows him to see the world in a unique way. (PG-13) Edwards 9 Edwards 22
which the guest who brings the biggest buffoon gets a career-boost. The scheme backfires when Tim brings Barr y (Steve Carell). (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
Opening CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE—The epic struggle for control of Ear th continues when the cats and dogs join forces in this sequel to the 2001 film. (NR) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
DINNER FOR SHMUCKS— Tim’s (Paul Rudd) boss hosts a monthly event in
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT—Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple who have
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SCREEN/LISTINGS successfully raised a teenaged son and daughter. Mark Ruffalo stars as their formerly anonymous sperm donor, who the teens decide to meet. (R) Flicks
continuing THE A-TEAM—A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their names with the U.S. militar y, which suspects the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. Based on the iconic ’80s TV show of the same name. Edwards 22 (PG-13) CYRUS—John (John C. Reilly) and Molly (Marisa Tomei) are tentative new lovers, who must deal with her challenging 21year old son (Jonah Hill). (R) Flicks DESPICABLE ME—Armed with shrink rays, freeze rays and a score of threatening ar tiller y, the villainous Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, is plotting to steal the moon when three orphaned girls get in his way in this 3D animated film. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 GROWN UPS—The death of their childhood basketball coach leads some old friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock) to gather at the site of a championship celebration from years ago. (PG-13) Edwards 22 I AM LOVE—Set in Milan, Italy, this family drama stars Tilda Swinton as a devoted wife who falls in love with another man, changing the wealthy Recchi family forever. (R) Flicks INCEPTION—Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this sci-fi thriller as a skilled thief who can steal valuable secrets from someone’s subconscious. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE KARATE KID—Twelve-yearold Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) moves with his mother to China, where he arouses the ire of a schoolyard bully. He learns kung-fu (not karate) from his apar tment’s maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) in order to defend himself, growing up in the process. (PG) Edwards 22 KNIGHT AND DAY—Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this action-comedy about a fugitive couple on an adventure where nothing and no one is what it seems. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE LAST AIRBENDER—Based on the popular Nickelodeon television series, the future of mankind falls in the hands of a young boy named Aang, who learns he is the last Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. (PG) Edwards 22 MICMACS—An orphaned video clerk sur vives a bullet to the head and decides to form a vigilante gang to avenge himself and his father on gun and ammunition makers. In French with English subtitles. (R) Flicks ONDINE—Syracuse (Colin Farrell) is a fisherman from Ireland who catches a beautiful woman (Alicja Bachleda) in his net that his daughter believes is a mermaid. (PG-13) Flicks PREDATORS—After a group of elite warriors made up of cold blooded killers realize they have
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SCREEN/MOVIE TIMES WEDNESDAY, JULY 28-TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 THE A-TEAM—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:20 a.m., 5:05, 7:50, 10:30
CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE— Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:20 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 CHARLIE ST. CLOUD— CYRUS—
Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 12, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50
Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:30
DESPICABLE ME— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 4:15, 7:25, 9:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:25 a.m., 12:30, 1:55, 3, 4:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10 DESPICABLE ME 3D—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 2:30, 4:45, 7:20, 9:30
DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS— Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 Edwards 22: F-Tu: 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 GROWN UPS—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:25
I AM LOVE—
Flicks: W: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Th: 4:30; F-Tu: 9:15
INCEPTION— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 3:50, 4:20, 7, 7:30, 10:10, 10:40 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:50 a.m., 12:50, 1:30, 3:10, 4:10, 4:50, 6:25, 7:30, 8, 9:45, 10:45 INCEPTION IMAX—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15
THE KARATE KID—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:05, 3:20, 6:40, 9:35
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT— KNIGHT AND DAY—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:35, 5:25, 8:10
THE LAST AIRBENDER— MICMACS— ONDINE—
Flicks: F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30; M-Tu: 5, 7:15, 9:30
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:10, 9:50
Flicks: W-Th: 5:05, 7:15, 9:25; F-Su: 12:40, 2:50, 4:55, 7:05, 9:20; M: 4:55, 7:05, 9:20; Tu: 4:55 Flicks: W-Th: 4:45, 7:05, 9:20; F-Su: 12:25, 2:35, 4:45, 7; M-Tu: 4:45, 7
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10 a.m., 1:50, 4:30, 6:55, 9:20
RAMONA AND BEEZUS—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:10, 7:20, 10 Edwards 22: W-Tu: 11 a.m., 1:25, 4:05, 6:50, 9:15
SALT— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 1:45, 4, 4:30, 7:10, 7:40, 9:55, 10:20 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 12:55, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35 THE SORCEROR’S APPRENTICE—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:50, 4:40, 7:50, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:40, 2:20, 2:40, 4:20, 5, 7, 7:40, 9:40, 10:15
TOY STORY 3—
Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4:35, 7:45, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 1:25, 4, 6:35, 9:05
TOY STORY 3 3D—
Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55
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Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05, 3:55, 7:05, 10:15 Edwards 22: W-Tu: 1:35, 4:35, 6:45, 7:35, 9:30, 10:25
T H E A T E R S Edwards 22 Boise, 208-377-1700, www.regmovies.com; Edwards 9 Boise, 208-338-3821, www.regmovies.com; The Egyptian Theater, 208-345-0454, www.egyptiantheatre.net; The Flicks, 208-342-4222, www.theflicksboise.com; FOR SECOND-RUN MOVIES: Northgate Cinema, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, 208-377-2620, www.reeltheatre.com. Overland Park $1 Cinema, 208377-3072, www.opcmovies.com. Movie times listed were correct as of press time. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
LISTINGS/SCREEN been sent to an alien planet as prey, it’s up to Adrien Brody to protect the group from becoming extraterrestrial fare. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
Manhattan, who finds a reluctant protege in his fight against the forces of darkness. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
TOY STORY 3—The good old toys are back but Andy is all grown up and off to college. The toys are donated and must sur vive the constant craziness of a daycare center. (G) Edwards 9, Edwards 22, Edwards IMAX 3D
RAMONA AND BEEZUS— Beverly Clear y’s best-selling literar y series, following the adventures of the mischievous, hyper-imaginative and accidentprone Ramona Quimby comes to the big screen. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE— Seattle may be ravaged by violence and turmoil, but Bella Swan is up to her usual airheaded ways as she continues on in the critical struggle of deciding who to love: the coiffed and diamond-skinned Edward or Jacob, the ever-shir tless teen hear tthrob. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
SALT—A CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) is accused of being a Russian spy. She eludes capture by superiors as she struggles to uncover the real traitor. See Review, Page 32. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE—Nicolas Cage is a master sorcerer in modern-day
Life and death are explored on the ABC News docudrama Boston Med.
BOSTON MED Summer has traditionally been the wasteland of commercial television. Repeats, reality, and oh yeah, repeats, basically serve as place holders while ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC push the reset button to unveil a new lineup come September. But something’s different this year, and I can’t help but think that this past year’s prime-time successes have a lot to do with it. Last week’s Emmy nominations confirmed that the scripted drama (The Good Wife), half-hour sitcom (American Family) and guilty pleasures (Glee) are alive and well. And now, even the prime-time documentary has returned in top form. We’re not talking about a PBS snoozer. ABC is swinging for the fences in presenting Boston Med on Thursday nights this summer. The backdrop includes three Boston hospitals: Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital. Each episode includes a tapestry of stories, showing caregivers at their best and their worst. In one recent episode, a full team of physicians, nurses and surgeons responded to a code blue when a child was crushed in an automobile wreck. After an attending M.D. performed compressions on the tiny child’s heart, she said, “I kept telling myself don’t look at his face, don’t look at his face.” Seconds later, the child was in the operating room. But it was too late. The grief was tangible and the results were possibly the most impressive drama you’ll watch this summer. But there is good news on Boston Med, too. Surgical miracles. Caregiving with respect and dignity. Healthy newborns. You can keep Grey’s Anatomy or House. Boston Med, a production of ABC News, is the real thing. —George Prentice WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD Comic book fans and film fans are rarely pleased when the two mediums merge. Comic books as movies often miss the point, and even extremely literal interpretations, such as Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City, leave readers as viewers disappointed. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, which screened at this year’s ComicCon last weekend, may be the one exception to this rule. Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) skillfully translates most of the elements that made the comic great, while adding a few of his own. Wright is the perfect director for the project. His sense of pace helped adapt the comic’s six volumes into one film, and his particular touch for directing action sequences brought to life the lengthy, unique fight scenes in the comic. The film stars Michael Cera as the titular Scott Pilgrim, which had fans of the comic worried at first. Cera’s past performances have all been of a similar type: nerdy, awkward and naive—nothing like the Scott Pilgrim of the source material. However, Cera breaks out of his previous roles and brings the confident bass-playing, kungfu fighting slacker directly off the pages of the book and onto the big screen. There are some parts of the film that may confuse people who haven’t read the original work, but overall Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a terrific film. It’s funny, action-packed, frenetically paced, masterfully directed and has a killer soundtrack. —Ethan Ede Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World opens Friday, Aug. 13, nationwide.
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For refugee children living in Idaho who have grown up in countries ravaged by conflict—where it’s a struggle to find food, water or shelter-—the idea of riding a mountain bike in the Foothills can be like a foreign concept. That’s where Bear Camp Freedom Riders comes in. Bear Camp Freedom Riders is a weeklong camp from Aug. 9-13. Refugee children who have lived in countries as diverse as Thailand, Iraq, Russia, Afghanistan, Tanzania and Nepal are taught basic biking skills and given lessons on bike maintenance, safety precautions, street riding protocol, environmental sustainability and how to ride the trails properly. At the end of the week, the kids are given their own bike and accessories. “These kids were stuck in war-torn communities without the resources or the experience to enjoy the outdoors. So with the help of volunteers and donors, we’re able to provide the kids with helmets, Camelbaks for water, bikes, the experience and the know-how to safely enjoy the Foothills,” said Mark Dale, marketing director for Bear Camp. “Watching the kids over the course of the weekend and seeing how their outlooks change and watching their self esteem grow is just wonderful.” Bear Camp is a completely charitable program started by Tanya Rush in 2008. Rush lost her 18-year job at Micron and decided to devote her time to helping the community. “After losing my job it was like ‘who are you?’ Being in corporate America so long, it wasn’t really who I am. I wanted to do something where my heart could be involved and represent who I am and how I want to be in the world.” A typical day at Bear Camp starts off with a snack, then a group stretch. The kids are broken into groups based on language and riding ability. Then after a daily lesson or two, the kids are led around the park or Foothills by experienced cyclists. “The main objective is for the kids to have fun, but along with fun comes responsibility. The best thing for these children is to adapt them into our environment and into the community. So by showing them how to exercise, be healthy and be in a community where you can laugh and love should really help them in their lives. It’s amazing to see their outlooks change during the camp,” said Rush. With extremely limited funding, Bear Camp relies on community donations to stay afloat. The camp is giving away 42 bikes this year and is still short on supplies. If you have extra parts or accessories—stand up pumps, locks, bike supplies, hydra packs, gloves, slime tubes—or can donate your time and be a guide, visit bearcampfreedom.org to get involved. “Last year on top of the mountain we had kids from five different countries, all refugees with a common bond, sharing the moment. And that’s where they can begin the healing process. It’s a safe place for them to start opening up. There’s a lot of powerful gifts to seeing how these kids progress,” said Rush. —Stephen Foster
MARATHONS ARE FOR SISSIES ... ... But ultramarathons are a different story SARAH BARBER Two long dark braids sprout from the base of her skull, which is covered by a mesh cap and a head-lamp. With her rugged-looking Montrails laced tight and triple-knotted for good luck, she flicks on her light. She looks like she’s prepared to go spelunking in a cave but instead sets out at a brisk trot, sticking to a trail that traces the south face of the Boise Foothills. It’s 5 a.m. and darker than the inside of a cow, but Joelle Vaught’s eyes glisten with an alert focus that keeps her on her feet. Ever since winning the Where’s Waldo Boise runner Joelle Vaught gets up before dawn to train for a century trail run. 100-kilometer ultramarathon last year and being crowned the U.S. national champion she dedicates 10 to 20 hours each week female ultrarunner for that distance, Vaught and constantly strive for new levels to running, she doesn’t track her miles of extremism. In addition to running a has been on a mission to compete at the with a GPS and claims to rarely wear a world record distance of 320 miles without 2010 Western States Endurance Run, a watch. She doesn’t even have a coach or 100-mile trail run in the eastern Sierras that stopping, Karnazes made history again in even adhere to a strictly periodized training 2006 by running 50 marathons in 50 states boasts 18,000 feet of climbing and an avercycle. And her favorite night-before-racing in 50 days. age high temperature in the 90s. meal is usually pizza followed by ice cream. At the opposite end of the spectrum are At first blush, the difference between A certain amount of compulsion is almost the humble hermits like Scott Jurek. winning a 62-mile race (100K) and a 100required for success in ultra-endurance Jurek lives under the radar, hiding in mile race seems huge—a 38-mile difference, plain sight in Seattle. He subsists on a vegan events, but by all appearances, Vaught isn’t in fact. But the reality is that anything compulsive at all. longer than the traditional marathon length diet and channels his recently deceased If compulsive is what Vaught is not, mother as he meditates his way through 24of 26.2 miles is considered an ultramarathen what is she? After joining her on one hour runs on a track. He also possesses the thon, and to most people, even the thought longest winning streak at the Western States of her shorter runs she seems, above all of attempting such a long run borders on else, happy. Endurance Run, and he owned the course insanity. “Ultrarunning to me is about being on record until it was broken several weeks To many accomplished runners, the trails, enjoying nature, pushing my ago. He’s won that race as many times as however, the ultramarathon is becoming body, and sharing it with so many others Lance Armstrong has won the Tour de the next step in a progression toward satwho have similar passions,” she said. France but has earned only a small fraction isfying their enduring obsession with long Her uncomplicated approach has led to of Armstrong’s fame. distance running. unprecedented success. Backed by Montrail Boise resident “It is starting to as a sponsor, Vaught was never outside of Vaught is relatively appeal to a much the top three finishers in her first two years new to the ultrarunwider audience these Think 100 miles is long way to run? The Self-Transcendence race in Queens, of competing in ultras. ning scene, but with days,” said Gregg New York, is a whopping 3,100 miles. In the earliest hours of June 27, Vaught a background as Mizuta, co-owner Participants have 52 days to complete finished Western States, her first 100-mile an adventure racer, of Bandanna Running the distance. This year, the race ends race. After spending 80 percent of the race she is no stranger to and Walking. at noon on August 3. vying for the lead with the eventual first pain. Vaught spent To illustrate his point, several years compet- female finisher, Tracy Garneau, Vaught surMizuta explained that rendered five places in the last 20 miles to ing internationally in Bandanna has carried become the seventh female finisher. Despite multi-day multi-sport events but made the UltraRunning Magazine for years. It used battling stomach issues throughout the secto be a black-and-white newsprint item that transition to ultrarunning two years ago ond half of the race, Vaught’s top-10 result in order to spend more time with her son. “looked like it was published from someand elapsed time of just over 20 hours is body’s basement,” said Mizuta. Now, it is a She and her husband are dedicated parents full-color glossy, and each month his store’s and often tag-team their training hours and almost unheard of in a sport that favors experience over youth. child-watching hours. copies sell out. Less than a week after finishing, Vaught’s In a sport that’s infamous for extremists Ultrarunning is still unconventional eye-of-the-tiger gleam has already returned. and eccentrics, what is most striking about enough that it tends to draw athletes who When asked whether she would consider Vaught is what a traditional life she leads. are quirky at best and completely weird at participating again next year, she respondShe’s a mother, a wife and works part-time worst. There are hyperbolic self-marketers, as a neurodiagnostic technologist. Although ed, “I gotta do better!” like Dean Karnazes, who blog, write books WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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CASCADE-WARM LAKE 3 SUMMIT CHALLENGE—Three mileage options covering one, two or three mountain summits. The 35-mile ride will take riders from Cascade to the top of Big Creek Summit on Warm Lake Road and back to Cascade. To register, log onto www.sportsbaseonline.com. Race is Sat., July 31. $45-$65. GARDEN CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RIVER RUN 5K— 5K course on the Greenbelt in Garden City. Race is Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. Register at www.bluecirclesports.com. KUNA FUN DAYS 5K—5K course on Indian Creek Paved Pathway. Race is Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m. Register at www. bluecirclesports.com. Sure, it looks fun, but would Eddie go?
PRAYING FOR SURF ON THE RIVER After years as a computer programmer in a nice office with a window facing the Boise River, Robert Geier couldn’t take it any longer. He gave his notice and cashed in his 401k to focus full-time on the populist revolution. And right now, his revolution is rocketing me at roughly 40 mph up the Payette River, bouncing me across the surface, then pitching me skyward like a rag doll to land face-first in a beaten, bruised and gleeful tangle of my own limbs. “Grab the cord,” he offers from the riverbank. “Go again.” Even Surf Company is Geier’s revolution. He wants to take surfing, previously isolated to coastal locations with good beaches and wave breaks—a relatively small group of elite destinations—and bring it to the masses by putting it on rivers. Truthfully, when I met Geier at Boise Rec Fest, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting myself into. The concept sounded interesting. No waves or boats required. Surfers tie a long bungee cord to the shore, attach it to the nose of their board, let the current pull them downstream until the cord is taut, then snap up and skim across the surface at dizzying speeds. Once it’s slack, the cord automatically releases from Geier’s patented catch, and a surfer is free to attempt spins, shove-its and other tricks. When the momentum lulls or a surfer catches an edge and eats it, they can grab the cord and reattach on the way back down, taking another run almost instantly. Geier told me all about it. About how he got the idea from kids tying a plank to shore and river-surfing in a stationary position. About how Cascade Raft and Kayak started giving lessons. About how he’s sold boards as far away as Russia and seen YouTube videos of people tearing up the rivers of the previously unknown surf paradise of Slovenia. But fascinating as it was, I’m not fully prepared for the frothy rush of water in my mouth as I shoot forward, fingertips whitened by holding tight to a runaway demon, for the thrill of lurching upward like a baby’s first step. It is panic paired with paradise and dropped in a dunk tank on a hot day while getting gut-punched. As I clamber from the water, a 10-year-old girl tells me how my weight distribution was off, that I needed to lean forward. She started at age 5 and is now an old pro. Geier says he’d like to be as big as Quicksilver by getting kids to support a local surf company. He tells me about a spot on the Boise River near the Glenwood Bridge he thinks would make a good river boarding park as his friends and family shoot upriver and curious kayakers paddle closer to investigate. “Bungee-sniffers,” Geier smiles. Several gawkers from a barbecue amble over. They ask Geier most of the same starry-eyed questions I did. And then they ask the biggest question of all: “Can I give it a shot?” “Sure,” Geier says. Now converted, I, too, welcome their patronage. But they can get in line. It’s my turn. —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
NAMPA YOUTH TENNIS—Sessions run Aug 2-Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Classes held at Columbia High School. Racquets are available if needed. For more information or to register, visit www.idahoyouthtennis.com. $35$50. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, www.nampaparksandrecreation.org. TRAIL AWARENESS RUN— Eight-mile course on Bogus Basin trails to raise awareness of trail etiquette on Saturday, July 31. Register at www.spondoro.com. $15. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5100, www.bogusbasin.org.
Recurring BENCHMARK TRAINING—Members meet up Saturday mornings to run local trails, including Robie Creek, Les Bois, Barking Spider and more. Members also get discounts to various local races, tons of training information and access to coaches that can answer questions. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. $70 one-time membership fee, 208-888-2122, www.benchmarktraining.homestead.com. Parkcenter Mall, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise. LEARN TO FLY—Learn to fly with a certified flight instructor. By appointment daily. For more information, call 208-466-1800. $49. Nampa Municipal Airport, 3419 Airport Road, Nampa. YOGA SUTRA DISCUSSION GROUP—The Yoga Sutra Monthly Discussion Group meets the first Sunday of each month to learn more about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. First Sunday of every month, 4-5 p.m. FREE. Boise Yoga Center, 3113 Rose Hill, Boise, 208-343-9789, www. boiseyogacenter.com.
Events & Classes SCRATCH MARATHON OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST—Melinda Neely, author of Finding Life’s Secret Sauce, provides no-nonsense tips for running a marathon, including diet, schedules, clothes, race selection and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. FREE, Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-3446604, idahorunningcompany. com.
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FOOD/REVIEWS On one plate then the other ... BW sends two critics to one restaurant.
SHIGE’S RED CARPET FINE DINING Robert DuBois (L) and Aaron Zueck (R) will bike for food.
BIKELOC EXPLORES BOISE’S LOCAL-FOODS SCENE
SUSTAINABLE GULF SEAFOOD ... OH, THE IRONY We’re hard-pressed to come up with something more ill-timed than a seafood cook-off in New Orleans, but the seventh annual Great American Seafood Cook-off will indeed be happening Saturday, Aug. 7. BW contributor Chef Randy King will compete for the second year and will, of course, blog about it at boiseweeky.com. —Rachael Daigle
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Robert DuBois and Aaron Zueck have a pretty sweet gig. The two bearded pals took off in April from Hardwick, Vt.—The Town that Food Saved, according to author Ben Hewitt—and began their journey west on a couple of Surly bikes to chronicle local-foods movements across the country. With cameras, laptops, tents and books strapped to their backs, DuBois and Zueck have pedaled everywhere from Brookings, S.D., to Salt Lake City recording local foods stories and sampling the region’s bounty. But why, exactly, is biking cross-country such a sweet gig? In most towns where the two stop, they are greeted with a delicious local-foods potluck. Last Sunday, 25 to 30 local-foods lovers piled into the North End Organic Nursery—all holding steaming casserole dishes filled with locally grown grub— to welcome DuBois and Zueck to Boise. In Zueck’s opinion, congregating as a community to share and enjoy food is integral to the spirit of the local-foods movement. “People never ate the way that we do before we changed our food system,” said Zueck. “If you killed an animal, you shared it with people. You shared your goat’s milk, your eggs.” For Zueck, who grew up on the typical processed, iceberg-lettuce American diet in Rock Springs, Wyo., the local-foods movement is his generation’s Vietnam. “The people in power now—our parents’ generation—have totally screwed this up. We have to band together and fix this. I see the way we grow and ship and consume our food as sort of one of the defining issues of our generation,” said Zueck. “It’s been screwed up so bad the last few generations, where it’s to the point where if we don’t fix it now … it’s going to get way out of hand; it’s going to be beyond repair.” Zueck and DuBois will end their project— Bikeloc “one part bike, one part local and one part potluck”—in Portland, Ore., in the coming weeks. Check for updates, photos and video interviews of their travels at bikeloc.org. —Tara Morgan
In the early ’90s, from behind the sushi bar at Tsuru (now Sono Bana), When I first moved to Boise, a friend let me in on the Shige secret. After chef Shige Matsuzawa’s smile and never-failing “Irasshaimase!” were guiding me up an outdoor escalator and into a dated, carpeted sushi welcome gestures to this never-been-in-a-Japanese-restaurant-before joint, he encouraged me to keep an open mind. Shige, he promised, Boise local and took the anxiety out of the exotic realm of raw fish. makes some of the best sushi in town. Boy, was he right. And while When chef Shige and his wife, Debbie, opened Shige Japanese there’s something charming about a semi-hidden sushi spot housed in Cuisine in 1992 in the heart of downtown Boise, the idea that the city an odd downtown mall complex, that charm doesn’t extend to Shige’s would now have two sushi restaurants seemed ludicrous. But sushi was newest nextdoor venture: a fine-dining steak and seafood restaurant. the new “it girl” of the foodie world, and Boiseans filled the establishFine dining is as much about killer food as it is about swank ment nightly—and did so for the next two decades. atmosphere. Shige’s Red Carpet Fine Dining, sadly, has neither. The A few months ago, the Matsuzawas snapped up the available proper- outdoor terrace seating area is partially fenced in by a wooden wall ty adjacent to the sushi restaurant and added a steakhouse, high-end bar plastered with stick-on vinyl bamboo decals. Periodically, while you and tepanyaki room. sip chilled sake and On a Tuesday rest your elbows on night, the tepanyaki pressed white linen room was empty and tablecloths, drunk one table was seated dudes from Piper Pub on the terrace, but pound past in flip the seats and tables flops and shouts echo in the low-lit red, through the tiled chrome and wood mall corridor. Inside lounge were filled. is a sake martini Big wooden lounge. Light slants menus held a handful in through the pulled of high-end items blinds illuminating including foie gras ala a long bar, a few Japonais and diners cocktail tables and a can request a menu modern red couch. from the sushi side A few outside tables of things as well. I overlooking Eighth didn’t need one: I Street make for prime had heard rumors of people-watching, but a KC Roll ($13.95, come summer, it’s too named for KC, a sweltering to enjoy sociable server who them. has been with the The Shige sushi Matsuzawas almost menu, which features since the beginning), page after laminated SHIGE’S RED CARPET and intrigue turned into an order. The roll, Red Carpet page of app, specialty roll, sashimi and nigiri options, FINE DINING 150 N. Eighth St. salad ($8), Kurobuta pork chop ($18) and grilled Alasis a foil to the Shige fine dining menu—two short pages 208-331-8202 kan salmon ($18) soon graced our tiny bar-side table. in a wood-bound binder. The menu melds the art of shigejapanesecuisine.com The Red Carpet Salad sported a sweet miso dressing Japanese cuisine with the “culinary flavors and style of Mon.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. and tangy panko-breaded and fried goat cheese so the French cuisine” and boasts an array of appetizers— tantalizing, that they could have stood alone as an app. Kobe beef carpaccio, foie gras ala Japonais, seared ahi But combined with the fresh greens and watercress, made for an inviting sashimi—and a small selection of steak and seafood entrees. dish on a hot summer evening. The KC Roll was a monster of seared Dodging the sun on a particularly melty evening, my dinner date and scallops, green onions, panko breading and jalapeno slices bound with I settled into a shaded terrace table and got to work on a chilled 16-oz. a little mayo atop a shrimp, cuke and avocado roll and was so mouthcarafe of filtered sparkling sake ($8.95). An order of Kumamoto oysters watering, my dinner date later confessed that she considered pushing me ($13, half dozen) should have been the ideal summertime treat, but they off my stool and shoving the whole thing in her mouth. We felt equally were so loaded with roe, pickled onions and sauce that the bivalves’ taken by two tender Kurobuta chops, drizzled in a salty-sweet miso and sea-freshness was masked. The raw scallops ($12), on the other hand, carmelized pear reduction, sided by cushiony tiny new potatoes and were prepared simply—a small pile of ghost-white spheres in a mustard slices of dried, chewy fig. vinaigrette served over lemon slices instead of the menu’s stated taro The small but succulent pile of Matsuzawa salsa—an Asian influchips. But the freshness of the scallops combined with the crunch of the enced pico de gallo—on the huge, perfectly pink salmon filet provided a Red Carpet salad ($8)—mixed greens with cherry tomatoes and fried tang and mote of spice but with that on top and the bed of fresh, sliced goat cheese balls in a sweet miso vinaigrette—couldn’t stand up to the cucumbers beneath, the dish was a lukewarm temp. The side of steamed gut bomb that was our main entree. white rice with black sesame seeds was also cool and we wondered if The pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass ($23) was layered between fried the entire dish was supposed to be served cold or hot. round crisps and swimming in a buttery puddle with shiitakes, asA lime saketini, the color of translucent green glass window cubes paragus and a mound of green onion-laden rice. The fatty, deep-water provided the strangest taste of the night: it slipped past the tongue like white fish begged for a lighter, more citrusy sauce to cut its intensity. In a wash of air, tasteless until a burst of sake and a little lime pulp hit the calorie-overload, my date and I eventually threw in the towel. After we back of the throat. Refreshing, but potentially dangerous. settled up our tab and made our way sleepily down the escalators, we Myriad sushi joints have sprung up since 1992, but the Matsuzawas, agreed that we’ll take the original, well-worn carpeted Shige over its red who cornered that corner of downtown, still have the corner on sushi. carpet cousin any day. —Amy Atkins tries—often unsuccessfully—to order off the menu.
—Tara Morgan sings “roe, roe, roe your boat” to her sushi. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
DINING/FOOD Meridian 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, 208-8559113. $ SU . 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, 208-288SU OM . 5485. $-$$ THE BULL’S HEAD PUB—A little bit of England tucked above the bistro, the pub serves up English fare (upside down Shepherd’s pie, anyone?) with plenty of spirits to wash it down. Stay entertained with games including shuffleboard, darts and pool, and for the spectators, flat screen TVs are scattered about the place. Head over for comedy acts throughout the week, karaoke Tuesdays, Working Women’s Wednesdays, Thursday Thirsty. Comedy shows on Friday and Saturdays are followed by dueling pianos and poker on Sundays. 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, SU. 208-855-5858. $-$$ 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. $-$$ SU OM. CHEERLEADERS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL—The chicken club wrap is popular, so is the handmade fish and chips. If the mood strikes for pasta, try the chicken shrimp alfredo. Burgers, tantalizing finger foods and the baby back ribs, available with house raspberry or plain barbecue sauce are all highlights of the menu. The finger steaks go well with the thing and crispy fries. And a full schedule of sporting events shown proudly on multiple televisions. 3541 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, SU OM 208-939-9209. $$ . 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. $ 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. $$$-$$$$ RES.
RECENTLY REVIEWED/FOOD THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE 79 E. Aikens Road, Eagle, 208-939-3079, thebluemoosecafe.net “But the chicken salad sandwich ($9.95)—the special of the day—was far and away the standout of the afternoon. Forget any preconceptions of chicken salad as a mayonnaisedrenched lump. The Blue Moose has created a sandwich that transcends stereotypes.” —Deanna Darr
JENNY’S LUNCH LINE 106 N. Sixth St., 208-433-0092, jennyslunchline.com “I vowed then and there that Jenny’s would become my new downtown lunch destination.” —Tara Morgan
KANA GIRL’S HAWAI’IAN BBQ 1735 W. Franklin Road, Meridian, 208-891-0813, kanagirl.com “The menu is thick with choices, not just for the lau lau- and poi-loving crowd (no poi on the menu, though), but also for the vegetarian and the gluten-free diners.” —Rachael Daigle
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FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. The Neapolitan pizzeria prepares the food with fresh ingredients daily. 830 N. Main St., Suite A (Generations Plaza), Meridian, 208-288-0969. $-$$ SU OM. FUSION ASIAN GRILL—Serving Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean in Meridian. 3161 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208855-5930. $-$$. GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based franchise of New York delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands, specialty selections and side salads. 2020 E. Overland Road, Suite 130, . Meridian, 208-884-3354. $ GELATO CAFE—Gelato, coffee, sushi, pizza, sandwiches, gyros, martinis ... pick your poison. The hole in the wall cafe—sleek and mint green on the inside, strip mall on the outside—is deceptive from the parking lot. Sip on unusual martini combinations, all of which include a scoop of gelato. We recommend the Wet Dream, a chocolate, Bailey’s and vodka-enriched rapture. 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-846-8410. $ . GINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—If you’re going to name a restaurant after yourself, you want the food to be good. Gino, as owner and chef, has made sure it’s superb. This little bistro offers fine Italian dining and wonderful, friendly, bend-over-backwards service. 3015 McMillan Road, Ste. 108, Meridian, 208-887-7710. $$ . GOODWOOD BARBECUE—Great barbecue, Texas-style, right in the middle of the Treasure Valley. With everything from ribs and brisket to chicken, Goodwood Continues to be a valley favorite with a family friendly atmosphere. 1140 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-884-1021. $-$$$$ OM SU. GRAINS OF MONTANA—All the wheat flour used for the freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches and stone oven pizzas is grown and harvested on a family farm in Nashua, Mont. The selection of sandwiches range from cold to hot to toasted BLT and build-yourown. Pizza, calzones and a different homemade soup every day go great with a variety of salads. Beverages include fountain drinks, fruit smoothies and espresso. 1505 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 190, Meridian, OM 208-888-8883. $$-$$$ .
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FOOD/DINING HARRY’S BAR AND GRILL—The original Harry’s is re-open in new digs. The walls are full of Harry paraphernalia from Dirty Harry posters to larger-than-life size smiles on Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally). The menu is a collection of burgers, a huge list of apps and just enough salads to make you feel guilty. 2032 E. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-888-9868. SU.
in Boise, Meridian and Nampa. 3909 E. Fairview Ave. #150, 208-855-0288. $-$$ SU.
HARVEST BUFFET—Featuring Chinese and American cuisine, Japanese sushi, Mongolian BBQ and seafood. Lunch and dinner buffets as well as a la carte lunch specials, a Weight Watchers menu and a 10 percent discount for seniors. 48 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-888-0322. $-$$ SU.
RICK’S PRESS ROOM—Chef owner Rick Valenzuela has created a menu of simple, gourmet food for his newsthemed neighborhood pub. Lunch and dinner are both casual with sandwiches, salads and steak options. And after dinner, cigar fans can retire to the plush smoke room, conjoining the restaurant with the Treasure Valley Smoke Shop. 130 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian, . 208-288-0558. $-$$
HUNGRY ONION—A Meridian institution that thankfully hasn’t changed in decades. The hot, tasty food arrives on a tray at your window—don’t forget to tip the server. 334 E. First St., Me. ridian, 208-888-0051. $ JAKER’S STEAK, RIBS & FISH HOUSE—A full menu of meat, with everything else a patron would expect to see on the menu including appetizers, burgers, chicken and fun foods plus nightly dinner specials. Sit in high backed booths or at the curved, wrap-around bar. 3268 E. Pine St., Meridian, 208-288SU OM. 0898. $-$$ KAY AND TRACI’S 127 CLUB—It may be a full bar, it’s full food, too. Prime rib every Friday is what they’re known for, but it’s the homemade soup that’s the house specialty. 127 E. Idaho St., Meridian, . 208-884-0122. $ LOUIE’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT—American Italian food, big on variety and little on price. Louie’s is a locally-owned restaurant that puts as much care into their service as their infamous pizza. Boasting traditional cannellonis, tortellinis and eggplant parmigiana, Louie’s also has a selection of salads and pizzas for all your dining and catering needs. 2500 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-5200. SU OM. $$ MISS TAMI’S COTTAGE EXPRESSIONS AND TEA ROOM—Miss Tami’s follows the British tradition of tea as a meal in between meals, when everyone settles in around an aromatic brew and nibbles on savories, scones with Devonshire cream, finger sandwiches and miniature desserts. Tami’s offers a variety of packages for afternoon teas, some of which involve costumes. Serving breakfast and lunch. Reservations suggested. 1030 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-888-1770, misstamis.com. OM . $-$$ PIER 49 PIZZA—San Franciscostyle pizza with cheese and toppings piled high on a sourdough crust. The pies are big and the self-serve soda fountain endless. With an appropriately nautically themed decor, this might be as close to San Francisco as you can feel in Southern Idaho. 1551 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, . 208-888-4921. $ PRIMO’S—All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad for only $4.99 for the big kids and $2.99 (ages 4-10) for the wee people. And 3 and under eat for free! Locations
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THE RAM—The second location of Ram family in Idaho is part sports bars, full restaurant and home to the Big Horn Brewing Company, brewer of the Buttface Amber Ale among other beers. 3272 E. Pine, Meridian, SU 208-888-0134. $-$$ OM .
RUDY’S PUB AND GRILL— Rudy’s is a pub that cares about its customer’s health. With locally grown beef and no trans fat in the fries, the menu runs the gamut of pub fare including starters, platters and sandos that come with a half-pickle. Soups are homemade daily and entrees served after 5 p.m. include pastas, salmon and N.Y. steak. 2310 E. Overland Road, Ste. 150, Meridian, 208-884SU OM. 4453. $$-$$$ SA-WAD-DEE THAI RESTAURANT—This Meridian Thai restaurant offers an extensive menu of traditional Thai cuisine. From the expected (Orange Beef) to the unexpected (Frog Leg Basil), there’s something tasty for everyone. We happen to like the sound of the Chicken Volcano. 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. B, Meridian, 208-884-0701. $-$$ SU. SIAM THAI—Siam is known for its consistent, fresh, delicious Thai food in family-style proportions, cozy setting and impeccable service. Dishes are spiced to your liking. 590 E. Boise Ave., Meridian, 208-3839032. $-$$ SU. TEXAS ROADHOUSE—No frills, just good grilled fare like steak and ribs. Can’t go wrong with that. Instead of a baked potato, go wild and try the baked yam with cinnamon and sugar. 3801 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, SU. 208-887-9401. $$-$$$ THE GRIDDLE—Two whopping menus to satisfy all your from-scratch breakfast and lunch cravings. Get crepes, hotcakes, quiche, good ole bacon and eggs for breakfast, or if lunch is what you require, order up a house specialty sandwich or stick with something more traditional like a Philly cheesesteak or hot roast beef sandwich. 2310 E. Overland SU Road, 208-288-1848. $ . YOGEE’S YOGURT AND GELATO SHOP—Treat your sweet tooth to a healthier option because Yogee’s has 40 different flavors of yogurt rotated with 12 to choose from at any given time for customers to create custom yogurt treats. Selections include non-fat, low fat, non-dairy and no sugar added with sugar free chocolate or fruit toppings. Or try 12 flavors of gelato, premium Italian ice cream with less fat, less calories and more flavor. 3327 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, SU. 208-884-4944. $
Southeast Boise BIG JUDS—Burgers as big as your head, the wall of burger fame for those who dared to down the one pound Big Jud, tots, pie, grilled cheese sandwiches, onion rings and fries. 1289 Protest Road, 208-3434439. $ . BLUE COW FROZEN YOGURT— Make a delicious and nutritious treat by choosing from nonfat, premium or no sugar added varieties. Twelve different frozen yogurt flavors, with everything from fruit to New York Cheesecake, plus low-fat options are offered in ever-changing rotation. Customers decorate their yogurt desserts by helping themselves to more than 30 hard, fruit and syrup toppings. Place the creation on the scale and pay by the ounce. 2333 Apple St., 208338-1000. $ SU OM . BOISE BARGAIN BASKET— Gourmet and deal don’t often go hand in hand, but at “3B’s,” that’s the whole idea. BBB finds the grocery world’s deals— whether it’s overstock or manufacturer’s discontinued items— and passes on the savings to its customers. Find everything from dog food and batteries to organic cookies and rarely found ethnic ingredients. Adjacent to the store is 3 Bzzz Coffee Bar, where a weary shopper can get a caffeine boost, take in some local art and sometimes, even some music. 2141 Broadway Ave., 208-331-5092. $ OM. BUSTER’S—A gazillion TVs, lots of male customers and the cutest bartenders and waitresses this side of the Payette. Satisfy those beer munchies with an extensive pub menu. Burgers, finger steaks, loaded fries, beer, beer, beer. 1326 Broadway Ave., 208-345SU OM. 5688. $-$$ CASA MEXICO—With restaurants all over the Treasure Valley, Casa Mexico is family owned, with an extensive menu and an attentive staff. 1605 N. 13th St. #B, 208-333-8330. $-$$ SU. CHEF ROLAND’S—Chef Roland Joseph is serving up Cajun fare complete with hushpuppies, locally grown collard greens and red beans and rice. Choose between gumbo or jambalaya to go along with fried catfish, Cajun barbecue ribs or savory brisket. If there is room after all that flavor, go for a piece of sweet potato pie. 1221 W. Boise Ave., 208-344-4387. $-$$ SU. COBBY’S—Serving up soup, salad, brew and wine since 1978. Enjoy deli meats like pastrami, bologna, mortadella, colto and genoa, in addition to all the standards. Every size soup and sandwich can be combined. 1030 Broadway Ave., 208-3450990. $ SU OM. CORONA VILLAGE—Gut-busting burritos, incredible chips and Dos Equis on tap make the Village stand out among Boise’s family style Mexican restaurants. 2137 Broadway Ave., 208-3366711. $-$$ . DONG KHANH—Vietnamese goodness. Lunch specials are a great bargain and the banquet dinners are a definite great crowd pleaser. 111 Broadway . Ave., 208-345-0980. $
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GOODWOOD BARBEQUE COMPANY—If it can be barbecued, chances are, Goodwood has it. If BBQ sauce isn’t your thing, they have steak, fish and chicken, too. Their motto is “Generous Portions, Moderate Prices, so stop in and put them to the test. 7849 W. Spectrum St., 208-658-7173. $$$-$$$$ SU.
cheese with sweet sauce. If you’re in for the grill, the chef’s slice and dice and entertain all at once. 1233 Broadway Ave, 208-426-9188. $$-$$$$ .
HOOTERS—Hooters is infamous for a few things unrelated to food, but their edible wares have a well earned reputation as well. Try the gourmet hot dog with the optional chili. 8000 W. Franklin Road, 208-321-4668. $-$$ SU.
LIFE’S KITCHEN—Have a lunch, save a life. Serving lunch three days a week: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students learn skills for life and for the restaurant business at Life’s Kitchen under the supervision of chef instructor Maggie Kiefer. A new menu is published every Tuesday at lifeskitchen.org. 1025 S. Capitol Blvd., 331-0199. $$ .
BROADWAY DELI—Unique sandwiches piled high with meat and cheese, fried chicken, deli salads and some of the biggest and best fries in town. 2789 Broadway . Ave., 208-385-9943. $
FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone fired pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the community oven. A sleekly lined interior and two large fire pits beckon flatbread lovers to Bown Crossing. 3139 S. Bown Way, 208-343-4177. $-$$ SU .
ICHIBAN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE—A sushi and sashimi bar as well as tepanyaki grill. The Ichiban roll is a tasty mouthful of soft shell crab, shrimp tempura, eel, cuke, lettuce, avocado and cream
LOCAVORE—Bown Crossing cafe with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and in-house recipes. 3110 S. Bown Way, SU 208-338-8887. $-$$
LUCKY 13 PIZZA/THE GARAGE—The former North End mainstay has moved essentially “as was” to Harris Ranch, where the best (and best-named) pizzas and sandwiches on the planet are still on the menu. 3662 S. Eckert Road, 208-344-6967. $ SU OM. MAZZAH—Visit the Med over lunch or drop on by for dinner. Gyros, hummus, falafel and baklava on the quick. Try the fatoosh salad; you won’t be disappointed. 404 E. Park Center Blvd., 208-3332223. $-$$ OM . ONO HAWAIIAN CAFE—A wide variety of the flavors of Hawaii are offered in the form of pupus, sushi, sandwiches and satays. And where ever Ono’s catering operation, the Kanak Attack van is parked and serving, a BW staffer is most likely in the vicinity with money in hand. 2170 Broadway Ave., 208-4299111. $$-$$$ OM . PAD THAI—Pad Thai House is so confident that its Pad Thai is the best in Boise, the restaurant is named after it. 1473 S. Five Mile Road, 208-375-6014. $-$$ OM.
STROOPWAFELS, CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET Reserve a slot on your list of guilty pleasures for stroopwafels. The literal translation, “syrup waffles,” may give you an idea of what’s in store. Stroopwafels are a delicious Dutch export by way of Jeanne Boitano of Boise. When she lived in the Netherlands several years ago, she hoped to market chocolate chip cookies to Northwest Europe. That is, until she tasted a stroopwafel. “Wow, dat is goed.” (LitCapital City Market each eral translation: “Wow, that is Saturday and at the Linen good.”) This Dutch treat dates District Market on the third Sunday of every month back to 1784 when, legend has it, a baker made cookies out of crumbs from his left-over baked goods and put warm syrup between the cookies. The first known recipe for stroopwafels dates back to 1840. Boitano’s 2010 version features a couple of waffle-shaped cookies with caramel inside, just big enough to sit on the lid of your coffee cup. And when the steam warms the caramel, “Wow, dat is goed.” Boitano sells a batch of five for $5 at the Capital City Public Market each Saturday and at the Linen District Market on the third Sunday of every month. Get some smaller pre-packaged stroopwafels to go, or have them make an oversized fresh one to warm your weekend. You’ll be wearing wooden shoes in no time. —George Prentice WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
PAPA JOE’S—Family owned and operated, Papa Joe’s uses family recipes for their pizza and pasta dishes. Food and drink specials all week long and a dozen flavors of gelato with which to reward your plate cleaning skills. 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-7272. 1301 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344SU OM. 7272. $-$$ PAT’S THAI KITCHEN—Pat’s promise to deliver “delicious authentic Thai food” certainly hold true each and every visit. Tom Ka Gai like you find in Chiang Mai, noodles and rice of all varieties and curry done Thai spicy or mild for the farang in you. 577 E. Park Blvd. #C110, 208-345OM. 0026. $-$$ PIEHOLE II—Pizza plain and simple. Nineteen-inch pies by the slice or by the pie and calzones everyday. Try their infamous potato and bacon, or go cheap with the special of the day for two bucks. 205 N. 8th St., 208-424OM SU. 2255. $-$$ POWELL’S SWEET SHOPPE— Old-school, new-school, grossschool and too-cool-for-school school, Powell’s has just about every candy you, your grandmother and your kids have loved over the years. The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plays all day, and like it or not, Powell’s is always packed. 3064 South Bown Way, 208-424-6099. $ SU OM.
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DINING/FOOD THE RAM—Beer brewed on site, more TVs than you can count and plenty of specials from happy hour to daily dinners. 709 E. Park Blvd., 208-345-2929. $-$$ SU OM . THE REFUGE—Serving the same menu as loved Harry’s of Hyde Park with burgers, fingersteaks, homemade chips from flour tortillas and other bar favorites and pool, beer and TVs to keep diners entertained. 404 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208-424-8211. SU. $-$$ SMOKY MOUNTAIN PIZZA AND PASTA—When you’re in the mood for a good, traditional pizza, this is the place. The pastas, starters, sandwiches and salads are equally delicious, and the list is as long as your arm. 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., SU OM 208-429-0011. $-$$ .
STUBS SPORTS PUB—This pub has a highly sports-devoted setting, including sports-tuned TVs and seating in The Den. Even the food is named with sports references. Try their chili, taquitos, pizzas or buffalo tenders, as well as a variety of tasty sam-iches. The pickled eggs are an alleged must-have. 3662 Findley Ave., 208-3367882. $ SU. TAVERN AT BOWN CROSSING—Choose between the streetside patio where all the passersby can watch you enjoy a bottle of wine and a steak, or lounge on the second level patio with a roll of sushi and a martini. 3111 S. Bown St., 208-345OM SU. 2277. $$-$$$
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Kuna EL GALLO GIRO—Main courses are huge and span Tex-Mex to authentic. The Carne Borracha is a good example of the fare delivered in a caldron made of volcanic rock with carne asada, jalapenos, onions and tomatoes with a side of tortillas. Other selections include lengua en chile verde (beef tongue in a tomatillo green sauce), zope (handmade tortillas with beans, steak, salsa de tomatillo and cotija cheese) and menudo (tripe chile). 482 W. Main St., Kuna, 208-922-5169. $-$$ SU . LONGHORN LOUNGE—Gather round the horseshoe-shaped bar for late-night bar grub because the kitchen is open late to serve the blurry and bright eyed. Select from hot wings, chicken strips, finger steaks, stuffed tots, deep fried green beans and anything they can throw in the fryer, including potstickers. 458 W. SU. Third St., Kuna. $
GRUNER VELTLINER This Austrian grape continues to be a trendy favorite and with good reason. It creates an exceptionally versatile white wine that pairs well with everything from spicy Asian to poached fish, and it’s a refreshing alternative to chardonnay on a hot summer day. While there are some bottlings of gruner that are on the richer side and meant to age well, the intro offerings featured here are for immediate enjoyment. A big plus is that they come in a larger 1-liter bottle, giving you one third more than the typical 750-ml bottle. 2009 BURGER GRUNER VELTLINER, $12.99 One of the valley’s first gruners from the exceptional 2009 vintage, Burger mixes of sweet lemon and sour cherry on the nose, along with layers of mango, lime, pepper, spice and basil. This is an exceptionally well-balanced wine with enticing fruit flavors of peach, papaya, gooseberry and lime. Peppery orange zest comes through on the persistent finish. 2008 ECKKER GRUNER VELTLINER, $10.99 This wine opens with beautifully perfumed aromas that are highlighted by pear and lime and backed by fragrant honeysuckle with just a hint of mineral. The palate is round and racy with ripe lime fruit flavors colored by subtle pineapple and lemon zest. The finish is bright and refreshing and offers a clean hit of tart citrus. 2008 HUGL GRUNER VELTLINER, $12.99 The nose is an intriguing mix of fruit and veggies with lime and kumquat on the fruit side and fresh spring greens on the veggie, colored by a spicy dash of white pepper. Lithe and lively citrus flavors drive the palate, but they’re backed by rich touches of gooseberry and creamy blood orange. A light minerality marks the finish. —David Kirkpatrick
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THAI CUISINE—Serving traditional Thai food in a casual and elegant environment. 6777 W. Overland Road, 208-6580516. $$ .
PEREGRINE STEAKS AND SPIRITS—The steakhouse with more to offer than New York Steak, petite sirloin and T-Bone steaks, the menu features stuffed pork chops, chicken fried steak, salmon fillets and Italian chicken breast as well. Enjoy a fine meal and then pop in next door to the Creekside Lounge inside the restaurant where every hour is an enjoyable experience. The lounge has big screen televisions, karaoke on Wednesdays and nightly drink specials. The Creekside patio offers a nice view of Indian Creek. 751 W. Fourth St., Kuna, SU. 208-922-4421. $-$$ RED EYE—This country bar has a nice, dark vibe and friendly staff. Rest a bit on the padded elbow pads at the bar and order burgers and barbecue. 414 W. Main St., Kuna, 208-922-9797. SU. $ TANNINS WINE BAR—Choose wines by the glass or buy the whole bottle. Tannins also features specialty beers and a food menu featuring cheese, fresh baked baguettes and and handmade truffles. The wine list includes a wide range of selections from Idaho, the United State and the world. Each week, six house wines are featured by the glass along with live music and tastings from area distributors. 347 Ave. E, Kuna, 208-922-1766. $$-$$$ OM. Visit boiseweekly.com for more reviews and restaurants.
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A refreshing plunge into 3030 N. 28TH ST., BOISE the rectangular pool in this $299,900 dwelling’s back yard will 4 bed/3 bath make coming home after 2,522 square feet a hot summer day a real Lazaris Realty treat. Vacationing guests Linda Lazaris, 208-866-1542 intermountainmls.com will appreciate having a MLS #98437190 480-square-foot cottage situated just steps away from the pool’s concrete deck. At dinnertime, ripe tomatoes from a secret garden at the rear of the .52-acre property will enrich any meal. When the sun goes down friends can gather around the in-ground fire pit to toast marshmallows and tell stories. The main house has an eclectic feel to it fits nicely in Boise’s historic North End. The 61-year-old residence appears to have been expanded and remodeled over time. The original garage has been turned into a step-down family room and a bedroom has been created in the attic above it. Today, a three-car carport provides plenty of space for parking. The surprisingly large master bedroom looks to have been created by knocking out a wall between two smaller bedrooms. Separate his-and-hers closets come with built-in drawers and cabinets, reducing the need for the bulky furniture that takes up floor space. The master bedroom opens to a hot tub that sits on a redwood deck overlooking the pool and cottage. PROS: North End home with refreshing pool and cozy guest cottage. CONS: Eclectic appearance may be too quirky for some buyers. —Jennifer Hernandez Open House: Saturday, July 31, 1-4 p.m.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Success coach Tom Ferry says our ability to pursue our dreams can be damaged by four addictions: 1. to what other people think of us; 2. to creating melodrama in a misguided quest for excitement; 3. to believing we’re imprisoned by what happened in the past; 4. to negative thoughts that fill us with anxiety. The good news, is that in the coming weeks you will find it easier than usual to free yourself from addictions 1, 3 and 4. On the other hand, you may be extra susceptible to addiction 2. So take action to make sure you don’t fall victim to it. What can you do to avoid distracting adventures and trivial brouhahas? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Some of the biggest whales feed primarily on tiny organisms like protozoa, algae and krill. They swim around with their mouths open, gulping seawater, using filtering structures in their upper jaws to sieve out the stuff they want to eat. Their strategy for getting a meal has resemblances to an approach you may benefit from using: sifting through a lot of superfluous material to get the rich basics you seek. Discernment isn’t the only skill you’ll need; relaxed patience will be crucial, too. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You know about World War II, but do you know about the planet’s worst conflict since then? It was the Second Congo War, involving eight African nations and killing 5.4 million people between 1998 and 2006. You’re painfully aware of the oil hemorrhage in the Gulf of Mexico, but have you heard about the equally horrific catastrophe that an American oil company wreaked on Ecuador from the early 1960s until 1992 (tinyurl.com/EcuadorOil)? I bring these things up, because now is an excellent time for you to fill in gaps in your education and learn the rest of any story that you’ve been missing—not just concerning events in the world but also in regard to your personal history. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A psychic in Colorado was arrested for bilking her clients. Nancy Marks allegedly told people that their money was possessed by nasty spirits and that the best solution was to hand the money over to her. The cops claim she collected 290,000 of the evil dollars before she was nabbed. My message to you, is very different from the psychic’s warning: Your bank account has a divine blessing on it. At least temporarily, this makes you a kind of cash magnet; you have an unusual power to attract legal tender. Take advantage! Say this sacred mantra: “O monnee gimmee summ.”
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Can you force things to grow? Is it possible to induce ripening simply by exerting your willpower? Normally I’d say no, but these days I think it’s within your capacity. I’m not saying you could go up to a tomato plant and magically transform midsize green tomatoes into big red beauties. But from a metaphorical perspective, you could accomplish something like that. What fragile bud would benefit from bursts of your vitality? What sweet young thing might thrive with your invigorating help? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In James Hillman’s book The Dream and the Underworld, he says something I’ve heard from other researchers—that the majority of dreams we have each night are unpleasant. But that’s not true for me. Way more than 50 percent of mine are educational, entertaining and not at all bad or scary. Most stretch my understanding of how the world works and motivate me to get smarter about what I’ve been ignorant about. As you enter the Intense Dreaming Phase of your cycle, Virgo, I suspect your nocturnal adventures will resemble mine. Get ready to encounter intriguing characters who’ll have the power to heal you. Talking animals may give you righteous clues about upcoming waking-life decisions. A mercurial teacher could relieve you of a delusion. The wind and rain may play music that dissolves your fear. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): During the Tang Dynasty, a golden age of Chinese culture, educated people didn’t use cliched salutations to begin and end their encounters with each other. No “Hi, how you doing?” or “See you later. Take care.” Instead, they improvised creatively, composing poetic riffs appropriate for the occasion. “Your face is especially bright today. Are you expecting to see a lucky cloud?” or “I’ll bask in your glories again later. In the meantime, may you find a brisk blend of elegance and mischief.” I’d love to see you do something like that, Libra. It’s prime time to boost your alliances to a higher octave. Give more to your collaborators, and ask for more, too. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I admire people who sweat freely and abundantly while they’re working hard at what they love to do. Singer James Brown was renowned for his sweltering floods and so is baseball player Pablo Sandoval. But many unfamous people I’ve known would also be top candidates for King and Queen of Sacred Sweat, like my friend Julia, who practices her passion in the garden, and my friend Luke, who welds metal sculptures. I’m hoping you will
come into your own as one of this elite group. The omens suggest you’d be wise to raise the heat in your alchemical furnace. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The wind coming off the creek has picked up in the last half hour, and so the branches of the lemon tree outside my office window are swaying vehemently in the late afternoon sun. Is the tree upset? No. Is it worried or offended or angry at the wind? Of course not. From what I can tell, it’s enjoying the raucous movement. I can even imagine that it knows how lucky it is: It wouldn’t be able to dance so expressively without the help of the gusts. I hope you’ll interpret your experiences in the coming week with a similar perspective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): While flying over water, an eagle can spot a fish swimming from 300 feet away. As it prowls through a winter landscape, a coyote can detect the presence of a mouse bustling beneath thick snow. I suspect you’ll have a comparable knack for tuning in to things that are of keen interest, Capricorn, even if they are hidden or located at a distance. To maximize your advantage, get clear about what you’re hungry for. Build a vivid image in your mind’s eye of what you need. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Lola, a woman I know, has mastered the art of self-contradiction. She makes no apologies for the apparent oppositions she gladly contains. For instance, she’s perfectly at ease with the fact that she is not only a lesbian anarchist skater punk who’s a prolific graffiti artist, but also a devout Christian who doesn’t consume drugs or alcohol, drives a Lexus SUV, and volunteers as a massage therapist at a hospice. Your internal paradoxes may or may not be as extreme as hers, Aquarius, but I urge you to express them with the panache that she does. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): My friend went to a Chinese herbalist, seeking help for a skin problem. “Very rare condition,” the herbalist told her. There was only one thing he knew that would work: Erica would have to travel to the Ruoergai Marshes in Sichuan Province, China, and track down a white-tailed eagle, whose fresh droppings she would gather up and apply to the affected areas of her skin. As the prospect of such a pilgrimage was daunting, Erica simply imagined herself carrying it out. After a week of such meditations, her skin had improved. In 21 days, she was much better. The moral of the story: Simply visualizing a heroic healing quest may help fix your glitch.
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