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REDUCE, RENEW A short history of urban renewal in downtown Boise 1ST THURSDAY 21

1ST THURSDAY Sky high art in the Aspen Lofts; map and guide inside LISTEN HERE 28

NED EVETT AT TERRAPIN A pre-celebration and a last hurrah FOOD 33

MANILA BAY Two reviews bombard the buffet

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NOTE THINGS ARE GETTING SERIOUS Put on your seat belts, ladies and gents, it’s going to be a long ride. After a few fun main features—“Black and White Photo Contest,” “Boise’s Coldest Beer,” “Basque for Beginners”—it’s time to get serious. Right about midway through Boise Weekly’s mission statement is this sentence: “BW’s goal is to celebrate what’s good about Boise and Idaho—including the idiosyncrasies that make them uniquely attractive—while calling attention, thoughtfully and fearlessly, with humor and without pomposity, to what can and should be improved.” Further down are the phrases “should always be open to voices from the community” and “provide a big-picture view of important issues.” Last week’s main feature by Tara Morgan, “State of the Art,” about Boise Art Museum and what some see as its current shortcomings was the first in a series of main features that take a hard and serious look at the city in which we live. And each of them, I think, furthers the mission set forth by Boise Weekly’s founders nearly two decades ago. John T. Reuter’s main feature this week, “Razed and Confused,” is a historical essay detailing how far Boise’s downtown has come. Though urban renewal isn’t without its critics, this piece chronicles downtown Boise’s evolution and its sometimes rocky relationship with redevelopment. In the coming weeks, you can expect things to stay weighty, with a look at the state of feminism in Idaho in the wake of the closure of Idaho Women’s Network and a trek through some of the shittiest—and I mean that literally—parts of the state. Eventually things will lighten up with Best of Boise, which will once again be two issues this year. Voting has started at Log on and click the “Best of Boise” robot button at the very top and center of our homepage. In the middle of this week’s issue, you’ll notice something new: a Flicks calendar. This is the only place to get your quarterly guide to what’s showing at Boise’s only art film house so be sure to pull it out and put it somewhere safe. Congratulations to the winner of BW’s first-ever Local Motion short video contest. Steve Krueger took first place with “Idaho Through Our Eyes” and will be the lucky recipient of $250 in BW Card credit. Finally, BWs are temporarily unavailable at all Fred Meyers. We’re working to remedy that, but until then, log on to to find another distribution point near you. —Rachael Daigle

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









NEWS Lawyer-palooza in Boise for the first round of Gulf oil spill hearings 10

TWO REVIEWERS, ONE MOVIE BW team Amy Atkins and George Prentice caught a sneak preview of Dinner for Schmucks before it opened last week and posted a he-said-she-said review at Cobweb.

ESKERRIK ASKO, VERY MUCH Get all the giant-paella, kalimotxo-swigging, dancingup-a-storm highlights from Jaialdi in video and photos at Cobweb.

WORST IN NINE YEARS Somber news out of Citydesk last week reported that July was the deadliest month thus far in the nineyear war in Afghanistan with 63 U.S. soldiers killed in action. In other Afghanistan news, BW columnist Ted Rall is en route to the Central Asian country and will post a cartoon blog at every day.

A TO Z Hillfolk Noir tunes in with the next installment of its alphabet soup and an account of the highest points in Alabama and Arizona.

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FEATURE Razed and Confused








FIRST THURSDAY Sky-high art show






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MAIL *Editor’s note: Ted Rall’s column last week, “Protofascism Comes,” spurred a robust debate among readers at This is a selection of comments. I am appalled by the way Ted Rall blatantly called an entire group of people “racists.” Has he ever personally sat down and talked to a tea partier? Or is this opinion based solely on his own prejudice of their values and beliefs? Unfortunately, his name-calling and labeling is only a small representation of what is happening in the country as a whole. I am not personally involved with the Tea Party movement. I am, however, a white conservative, which has also become synonymous with racist. I am saddened by the way this strong and offensive label is so freely thrown around. People are more intolerant and the country

is more divided than ever. Just because I happen to disagree with [President Barack] Obama’s actions and beliefs does not make me a racist. My disagreement with him has nothing to do with his skin color but solely with his politics. I don’t remember being called a racist while [Bill] Clinton was in office, with whom I also disagreed. Why am I suddenly a racist because I continue to hold different beliefs than democrats? This is still America, right? I still have the freedom to my own beliefs and opinions without being harassed? Or does this freedom depend on the color of the current president in office? I find it interesting and hypocritical how the left is becoming as intolerant and judgemental of conservatives as they believe we are of everyone else. —Brandi Ellett, Boise

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The fascists are already in control and have been, via both parties, for decades. Fascism is socialism with corporate power behind it and heavy authoritarianism. I think you’ll find most tea partiers oppose the illegal wars we are involved in and would happily dismantle the jackbooted power centers of today’s government. To throw the racist card in is pure racism itself, an attempt to discredit that which can’t be discredited by rational means. —Searle47, Look, I don’t like the Tea Party people, but can we please, please stop talking about Nazis and making semi-veiled comparisons between them and political groups we dislike? When Glenn Beck does it it’s disgusting, and it’s no better when it’s done here. The Tea Party people are nuts, but they are a small minority and in no way resemble a political party responsible for the murder of over 6 million people. Try harder next time. —Owen,



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THE SHERROD CHARADE Is there any honor left in the right?

Before the incident fades from public memory as everything important seems to do, let us review the case of Shirley Sherrod to see if there’s anything we missed. But where to start? At the murder of her father in ’65 by a man who escaped justice because he was white? No. That crime was an abomination, but I see no relevance in it to the proceedings that had America caught up in a crackle of controversy for a week. It is still relevant to Sherrod, undoubtedly, and it is further proof that a person of superior character, integrity and moral strength can rise above even the worst injustice and pain. But I fear what Sherrod was put through has very little to do with superior character, integrity or moral strength. Then let us begin our timeline 21 years later, at the speech Sherrod gave to an NAACP gathering in Georgia. Bear with me as I am examining ground already wellstomped, but one never knows where he might come across the slightest of clues—(a partial footprint; the tattered remains of a Turkish cigarette; a craven, lying, racist coward slinking through the underbrush, poking around for whatever fragments of evil shit he might use to advantage)—that could provide the one essential ingredient from which all other events flow. 1986: In the pivotal speech, Sherrod speaks of her time administering USDA loans to beleaguered Southern farmers: how she was approached by a white farmer who couldn’t help but treat her like an uppity you-know-what; how she entertained the notion that she could direct the government’s clout to benefit farmers of her own race more so than farmers of the other variety; how she ultimately didn’t use her position to favor black farmers because she had come to the transcendent understanding that poor, trodden-on people were all under the same foot, no matter their color, and that racial reconciliation meant moving beyond past injustices and pain. July 19, 2010, 24 years on: Andrew Breitbart, a blogger already darling to the right for his part in the smashing of the largely black community activist group ACORN (on the weight of evidence that has since been proven to be false and manipulated, wouldn’t you know) puts a version of Sherrod’s speech on his blog. I say “a version,” because we learn within a day that Breitbart—who shall henceforth be identified on this page as “Scuzz”—offers none of the speech that culminated in talk of racial reconciliation and moving beyond past injustices. His version only indicates Shirley Sherrod was prejudiced against whites and that she performed her job guided by that prejudice. Nor is there any mention that the film was made more than two decades ago. Same day, July 19: Shortly—in that mysterious way the entire right-wing media seems

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to know the same things at the same time— Fox News and the conservative blogdom are passing on Scuzz’s testimony of an Obama official who had been caught red-handed bragging to a roomful of other black people about how she had screwed white farmers out of government assistance. Both Scuzz and Fox News—which shall henceforth be identified on this page as “Scum”—were quick … very, very quick … to point out this film proves there is racism rolling out of the African-American community. (Scuzz and Scum have been particularly sensitive to the charge of racism, as the tea-bagger rabble— with whom both are inseparably linked—has recently been accused of harboring racist elements. It has long been a tactic of the right to defend their own brutishness with the argument, “Hey, everybody else is just as bad as we are!”) Even more July 19: By the end of the day, Sherrod is out of a job and has had a resignation forced on her by members of President Barack Obama’s administration. Tom Vilsack, her boss at the Department of Agriculture, explains they could not tolerate her racist behavior, and it is hinted that some higher-ups in the White House played a role in her fall. July 20: As a more complete story begins to emerge, it is clear Vilsack and any other administration officials involved sacked Sherrod prematurely. The full, unedited tape shows her intentions were never to promote a racist agenda, but to overcome racist agendas. The farmer to whom she had supposedly done such a great injustice comes forward to insist Sherrod saved his farm and that they have remained friends these many years. Attention shifts to the administration’s over-reaction. July 21-23: The phrase “thrown under the bus” is dusted off to become the cliche of the day. There follows much talk of “learning moments” and “racial dialogue” and speculation runs rampant that Obama’s team is as skittish as kittens when it comes to right-wing smear tactics. The week ends with Sherrod famous and admired, the administration tripping over itself to apologize for its rashness, and the reputable media examining Obama’s reticence to confront issues of race face to face. Yet amongst all the angst and chatter, something was lost, don’t you feel? Something fundamental to this entire episode. The crux of the matter, without which it would have never happened. What is it? What the hell is it? Let me think … Oh yeah. The lie. The big lie that set it all off. The lie Scuzz was happy to tell, and Scum was happy to spread. We have grown so accustomed to lies coming from the likes of Scuzz, Scum and the rest of the scurrilous right-wing media vermin that we pay attention only to the aftermath. It’s like ignoring a bomb, then discussing the dust it raised. One has to wonder how much more of this we can tolerate. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



How U.S. ignorance helped doom the Afghan War NEW YORK—Americans’ lack of knowledge about Afghanistan is virtually limitless. During my 2001 trip, where I covered the Taliban defeat at the Battle of Kunduz for the Village Voice and KFI radio, I met a British reporter who offered a prescription for American military action. “If the average American cannot identify three cities in a country,” he suggested, “the U.S. should not invade it.” Given that the average American doesn’t know his or her state capital, much less three cities in, say, Canada, this would transform us into a pacifist society overnight. The Afghan war document trove leaked by WikiLeaks has prompted many to ask: Why didn’t the media question the war against Afghanistan before now? People like Ahmed Rashid, the Pakistani journalist who wrote Taliban, tried repeatedly to get the world to pay attention to a different take. Pakistan, not Afghanistan, was the real danger in the region. In Afghanistan, the Karzai government was underfunded and overcorrupt and widely considered illegitimate. The United States sent in troops to shoot and bomb when they ought to have delivered construction equipment to build the infrastructure necessary to form a coherent state and viable Afghan economy. Rashid wrote books. Wonks bought them and read them. I wrote books. Ditto. But it didn’t make a difference. In 2001, CBS correspondents sent to cover the invasion flew straight to Pakistan, only to get stuck there because the Khyber Pass was closed. (Anyone familiar with the region knew that.) I had a brief discussion with the network about my plan to go in via Tajikistan. A


producer told me I would never make it. “The mountain passes are already snowed over,” he said confidently, looking out his window at Manhattan traffic. “There’s 6 feet of snow there.” I made it. No snow. Not a single flake. I left the country Aug. 1, and expect to be in Afghanistan for a month, beginning on or about Aug. 13. Accompanied by fellow cartoonists Matt Bors and Steven L. Cloud, I’m going to take advantage of new satellite technology to upload a new kind of daily war correspondency to my blog ( and a half-dozen newspapers: a recounting of the day’s events in comic form. I’ll be going to the most remote parts of the country—the northern and western villages and towns that see few if any visits by Western reporters. Pitching papers on this project has proven that little has changed since 2001. Editors and producers are still clueless. Among some of the more priceless responses I’ve gotten: “Do they take American Express there?” (No credit cards. Cash only.) “How about if you call us and pitch us if you see something interesting?” (No phones.) “Do you speak Pashto?” (No, but neither do Afghans in the north or west.) “You’d be safer if you were embedded.” (U.S. troops are the main target. Embedded reporters get hurt more often than independents. And of course it’s impossible to be objective, or speak freely with locals, when you’re traveling with soldiers.) But nothing speaks louder than the lack of interest in this project by the vast majority of media outlets. They’ll keep talking about Afghanistan—but they won’t put up the bucks to find out what’s really going on.

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On July 29, amid dozens of supporters wearing pink, heart-shaped “Protect Idaho’s Hart!” badges and one sporting a Ron Paul T-shirt, Athol Republican Rep. Phil Hart sat silently by his attorney, Starr Kelso. After two-and-a-half hours of debate and questioning, a House Ethics Committee decided—split 4-3 along party lines—to partially dismiss ethics charges against Hart. The core of the controversy: a complaint filed by House Minority Leader John Rusche alleging Hart abused his office to stall personal legal proceedings and “obtain special treatment” from the Idaho Tax Commission. Hart was also accused of using his seat on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee to “obtain personal financial benefit” in his dispute with the Tax Commission. Hart—an outspoken advocate for the abolishment of the income tax—quit paying his taxes, not filing returns in 1996, 1997 and 1998. From 1996-2004 Hart racked up more than $53,000 in delinquent state taxes, interest and penalties and more than $600,000 in outstanding federal tax liens. “Public perception is extremely important in the environment that we’re all living in as public officers. I pay my taxes,” said Ethics Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Wendy Jaquet, a Ketchum Democrat. The committee was divided over public perception vs. direct evidence of conflict of interest. After the committee explored perceived “gray areas,”—with Hart letting his attorney Kelso field questions—a motion was filed by Republican Rep. Bert Stevenson seeking to dismiss the charges. “That was the only decision that could be made because there was no legislation that he acted upon that would’ve been a conflict of interest,” said Stevenson. “There was a lot of discussion about perception. Even though he’d been tried and found guilty in the papers, we have to deal with the facts.” Jaquet countered with an alternate motion to recommend Hart be reprimanded and removed from his seat on the Revenue and Taxation Committee. Stevenson’s motion passed 4-3, with applause from the crowd, while Jaquet’s died 3-4. At a press conference after the decision, Hart commented that the hearing was “overall a process that needed to take place” but also expressed hesitancy that his ethics were called into account based on perceptions. Rusche expressed dismay about the committee’s ultimate verdict. “I am disappointed in the dismissal of the conflict of interest issue. Their implicit conclusion is that Hart’s behavior and actions were acceptable,” said Rusche. The Ethics Committee has postponed looking into Hart’s evocation of “legislative privilege” to extend his appeal time in his dispute with the Tax Commission until his current legal proceedings have been resolved. —Tara Morgan


Gulf oil spill lawsuits wash up in Boise GEORGE PRENTICE There are good lawyers, really good lawyers, and there are Russ Herman and Mark Lanier. “You sir, are the Michael Jordan of attorneys,” Lanier bellowed to Herman, making certain that everyone in the room and adjoining hallway could hear. “You are the Superman of the Justice League,” returned Herman. One might think they were glad-handing each other following a rugby scrum, not a farfetched analogy for last week’s proceedings at the U.S. Courthouse in Boise. But the competition was only verbal, with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation serving as referee. Seven U.S. District Judges were handpicked by the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court to serve as arbiters. They were charged with determining the fate of hundreds of federal lawsuits filed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill disaster, whether the cases should be consolidated and the location for what could be the trial (or trials) of the young century. Herman, Lanier and scores of other attorneys had packed their best Brooks Brothers suits for their brief trip to Idaho. But what it lacked in length, it certainly compensated for in courtroom drama. “The world is watching,” said attorney Steven Larson. “The Exxon Valdez is a drop of oil in the driveway compared to the BP oil rig disaster,” said Lanier. And Herman quoted Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. “We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to fear the birds of prey, and let it keep one shape, till custom make it their perch and not their terror.” Herman was impressive. Picture a Big Easy-version of Charles Laughton: roly-poly, salt-and-pepper hair and a tad too loud. He was the first to be heard before the MDL. By the time the gavel came down on July 29, more than 100 days had passed since the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 men and spilled untold millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico. As days, weeks and months passed with continued spillage, fishermen and property owners joined the widows of the slain rig workers in wanting reparations from British Petroleum, Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International. BP, which managed the Deepwater Horizon, has held the highest profile in the wake of the disaster. But Transocean had been

Welcoming Committee? Scores of lawyers are greeted by protestors at U.S. Courthouse in Boise.

the drilling company, Halliburton employed workers responsible for the safety of the operation and Cameron built the rig’s blowout preventer, a critical safety device that failed to shut down the well. Attorneys representing each of the plaintiffs were at the Boise courthouse, but they spoke least of anyone. Attorneys Andrew Langan representing BP and David Beck representing Cameron had one message: Please hold the trials in Houston. “All of the defendants support the Southern District of Texas as a preferred location,” pleaded Langan. “But the 15,000 claimants are from everywhere else,” challenged MDL Chairman Justice John Heyburn. Langan didn’t have a reply. Heyburn represents the Western District of Kentucky, but he was more than happy to spend some time in the Gem State. Heyburn’s great-great-uncle was Weldon Heyburn, Idaho’s U.S. senator from 1903-1912. And the town of Heyburn is named in his honor, as is Mt. Heyburn. So Judge Heyburn took on the task of defending Idaho’s honor. Boise had been besmirched a few days earlier, when The Wall Street Journal quoted one of the attorneys (who remained anonymous): “I don’t think Boise even has a five star hotel.” “Just because they don’t charge $350 a night, doesn’t mean it’s not a five star hotel,” chided Heyburn. And with that, he began a game of one-upmanship of who could say the nicest thing about the City of Trees. “I think we should hold all the trials here. Boise is beautiful,” charmed lawyer Elizabeth Cabraser. Heyburn liked what he heard and added, “You can’t get a good $100 meal here. But you can get an excellent $35 meal here.” But Boise paled in the shadow of New Orleans, Miami and Gulfport, Miss. as oneby-one, attorneys extolled the virtues of their

hometowns in an effort hold the trial(s) in their neck of the woods. “Our culture rises as a gumbo of Cajuns, Creole, French, German and Spanish,” impassioned Herman. “We rise out of our myth and mystery which is now threatened. The Gulf oil spill threatens our very hope and faith, and that’s why New Orleans is the best avenue for justice.” “Clearly Louisiana is the most affected state,” said Ervin Gonzales, a Florida attorney. “But there may be appearances of conflict for judges and jurors.” “Mobile is the correct choice,” said Robert Cunningham of Alabama. “We’re the dead center of the impact of the oil spill.” “Lafayette is the compromise location,” said attorney Pat Morrow. “The people of south Louisiana are passionate and vocal. They’re the crabbers, shrimpers and commercial fishermen.” “I agree with every one of these attorneys,” started Edward Bell, “but South Carolina is the only non-Gulf state that is affected. And we do have five star hotels.” Lanier took a different tact. “Divide the actions, but put them all in one courtroom in Houston. We must divide because the plaintiffs and issues are in concentric circles: There’s witnesses to the explosion, widows of the slain and economic loss claimants. Evidence needs to be preserved for each trial, but you could have multiple judges, all holding hearings on the same day in the same building.” Each attorney had precious time to make his or her argument. Most had no more than three minutes. Some had as little as 60 seconds. As Florida lawyer Rudy Moscowitz made his way to the podium, Heyburn half-jokingly chided, “By the time you get up here your time will be up.” The MDL justices won’t have such a timecrunch. They’ll take until mid-August to hand down a decision. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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How a pantyhose commercial inspired nearly three decades of helping victims of abuse GEORGE PRENTICE So give us some statistics. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. I think it’s so difficult to look at those statistics and not really see the people behind the numbers. I think of sexual assault and I always think of the individuals whose lives have been touched by the violence.

When did you first want to become a lawyer? You’re going to laugh. It was the late ’70s. And I remember seeing a Hanes pantyhose commercial where this empowered young woman walked into a courtroom. And I thought here’s a woman who has the ability to create change. I think it was a lot of things coming together, so I applied to law school at the University of Tennessee.

What kind of shadow does the economy cast on domestic violence? Economic stress does not cause domestic violence. But I think it exacerbates it in a number of ways. If you’re in an abusive relationship and you’re either underemployed or unemployed, it’s another significant barrier from escaping an unhealthy relationship.

Did you always have an interest in social justice? I think it was always there. I can remember back in my teens running an underground newspaper, and we reported on the social injustices of high school. It seems a little far-fetched now, but there were always these little markers along the way. I was always concerned about violence against women and children, so it wasn’t a major shift for me to decide to go to law school. How many victims of sexual violence do you think you’ve met over the years? I’ve practiced law and worked in this field either in policy or advocacy work for over 28 years. During law school and immediately after, I was always involved in legal aid. In Kentucky, I worked in the prosecuting attorney’s office in the domestic violence and sexual assault unit. It’s definitely thousands.

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Tell us about your agency’s connection to the Twilight series. We were working with women who were victims of violence, and we would see them in their 20s or 30s. We found, more often than not, a string of abusive relationships started when they were young teens. We began to think about what we could do as a community to address teen dating violence. And we see that not as a criminal justice issue but as a community issue, a health issue and an education issue. We’re always looking for creative ways to engage in conversations with young people, and one of the most successful avenues has been through the Twilight series. The main character is Bella. In the books and movies, she would give up everything for a relationship. She would lie to her father. She would give up her activities and friends for a boyfriend. We think that’s a good “teachable” moment. Not to be critical or judge the movie, but to ask, “Hey, what are you thinking about this?”


Kelly Miller is the new executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The coalition is a statewide nongovernmental nonprofit working to prevent and eliminate violence in relationships, homes and communities. Miller is an attorney with over 28 years experience in prevention and response to domestic and sexual violence.

So for the premiere of New Moon this past June, we reached out to teens at a midnight showing of the film. The Twilight movies, as one of our teens said, are a pop-culture tsunami for youth. This particular movie gave us a good segue, because it was based on a choice presented to Bella when she graduated from high school. A choice between a vampire and a werewolf. And what we’re saying is there’s a third choice. For herself. Where’s the joy in your work? I think I have a real interest in emphasizing prevention. I think that’s because I worked for so many years in response and treatment. We’ve learned that you have to do the entire continuum. Another aspect of joy comes from collaborating with domestic violence programs, community stakeholders, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and to work within established systems to end violence. So you and your family are about to spend three weeks on the other side of the world. How did you choose Mongolia? Did you spin the globe one day? Pretty much. We fly to Beijing and then take a two-day train ride to Mongolia. When we’re there, we’ll spend time with a number of nomadic families. We’ll travel from family to family by camel, donkey or ox cart.


Boise’s turbulent history of urban renewal JOHN T. REUTER


n Fifth and Grove streets at the C.W. Moore Park rest the ruins of progress. A sandstone wall contains the name stones of various former landmarks, including those of the Central School and Frank Coffin’s Pioneer Building. An archway constructed in 1904—formerly belonging to the Bush Building—stands to one side, an entrance without a building to be entered. An old waterwheel, long separated from its original purpose, slowly turns. Other odds and ends—steel columns, cornerstones, engraved stones and edifices from structures that once made up Boise’s downtown— are scattered throughout the site, having found a peaceful resting place. As the city’s parks plan states, it’s “a quaint spot to sit and read or enjoy a cup of coffee.” Most of the pieces of history that make up the park are the result of Boise’s urban renewal efforts in the 1970s. The park is at once a celebration of Boise’s architectural history, an act of preservation and a reminder of how fragile bricks and mortar can prove to be when they are out of vogue. In 1974, L.J. Davis wrote his first story for Harper’s Magazine. “If things go on as they are, Boise stands an excellent chance of becoming the first American city to have deliberately eradicated itself,” Davis wrote in his piece entitled “Tearing Down Boise.” Davis grew up in Boise in the ’40s and ’50s, leaving to pursue a career as a writer in Brooklyn. He recently said he could be described as a novelist, an investigative reporter and a guy who once knocked out George W. Bush (it’s a long story). He was disgusted by what he saw upon his return to his hometown. “I’m afraid I hit the ceiling,” he said. “I loved that old town. They tore down Chinatown. The idiots tore down Chinatown.” The “idiots” were the Boise Redevelopment Agency, the central urban renewal organization of the period. In the 1960s, massive federal funding began to pour into cities across the nation with the singular purpose of buying up old buildings and demolishing them to make way for the new. “[We] made a statement when we were teenagers that Boise lags about 10 years behind the rest of the country ... I think that was true. I think we had a juvenile intuition,” Davis said. In the case of urban renewal they were dead-on. Although, BRA was formed in 1965, it wasn’t until the early 1970s that the wrecking ball really got rolling in Boise. By that point massive clearance projects had fallen out of style WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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in the rest of the country. This was partially because older, historic buildings were coming back into fashion, but more significantly because, as Davis wrote in his article, “it has never worked.” “Leveling a business district takes time, sometimes years,” he wrote. “And it does not take a great deal of thought to perceive that turning it into a temporary prairie of parking lots only increases the centrifugal forces that caused the area to decline in the first place. If the only thing you can do when you come downtown is park your car where the place used to be, most people are pretty much inclined to say the ‘hell with it.’” Nonetheless, BRA moved full steam ahead with the purchase and demolition of Chinatown in 1972—destroying not just buildings, but what remained of a community, too. Chinatown’s last resident was Billy Fong, an 84-year-old man and former cook at the Golden Wok restaurant. Even months after BRA had purchased the building where he lived, Fong refused to leave. Finally, according to a piece by former city historian Ann Felton, “as the wrecking ball ... approached his building, Billy threw out the white flag of surrender and left his longtime home.” By the time Davis was reporting his story, Chinatown was long gone. “Downtown Boise gives the impression that it has recently been visited by an exceedingly tidy bombing raid conducted by planes that cleaned up after themselves,” he wrote. “Some very beautiful, historic buildings were demolished in the name of urban renewal. It was like a grin was missing some of its front teeth as you drove through downtown Boise,” said former Mayor Dirk Kempthorne. The destruction was not without purpose, albeit one lacking grounding in reality. “Almost from the beginning, BRA and its appointed commissioners have been inflexibly wedded to a single concept: a megastructure. As currently envisaged, this would be a single vast building, housing under one roof an air-conditioned shopping mall, over 800,000 square feet of commercial space (including three department stores), 300,000 square feet of office space, a hotel of over 250 rooms, and 2,444 parking spaces,” Davis wrote. He later continued, “The construction of this monolith entails the total clearance of eight blocks in the heart of the city and portions of three more—a good half of downtown. The only building to be retained is the Bank of Idaho, a 1964 edifice of numbing mediocrity that resembles nothing so much as a stack of giant toaster ovens.” Unsurprisingly, some Boiseans (although by most accounts still a minority) opposed the replacement of Boise’s architectural heritage with the mega-mall. When Davis came back to town, BRA had their sights set on Phase II. The place was an area north of Main Street that included the Eastman Building and the Egyptian Theatre (known at the time as the Ada). The plan was the same as it had been with Chinatown: buy and demolish. This is where the battle over preservation was waged. BRA was not particularly sympathetic to those calling for restoration. Many of the buildings were built on wood foundations and in poor condition, which would be, they argued, prohibitively expensive to repair. “Let’s face it,” then-BRA-chairman Carroll

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Sellars told Davis in ’74, “most of these old buildings are junk piles. We’re not tearing down a damn thing that’s worth anything. If the historic preservationists had been around in olden times, the whole world would look like the Parthenon.” A stroll through downtown today will reveal that the Egyptian Theatre still stands and the mega-mall was never built, although it was a dream BRA clung to for over a decade. As for the Eastman Building, today it is better known as the Boise Hole. “I wish I could say it was a Tuesday and everything changed. But it didn’t happen that way. It doesn’t happen that way,” said Don Watts of the Idaho State Historical Society about how historic buildings came to be valued in Boise. The fight to preserve Boise’s historic architecture is a tale of an effort progressing at two steps forward and one step back—and there was at least one occasion where it tripped and fell down the stairs. On Nov. 21, 1974, only weeks after the November issue of Harper’s featuring Davis’ article hit the stands, the Egyptian was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sense of victory lasted no longer than Sept. 1, 1975, the day that BRA acquired the theater. It appeared the end was near and the Egyptian was fated to become a parking lot—until the wives got involved. As the story goes, from time to time the women of the Junior League of Boise would take in a noon organ concert at the Egyptian. Several of the women were married to members of the BRA board, and they told their husbands in no uncertain terms that the Egyptian must be preserved. In June 1977, the theater was sold to Boise businessman Earl Hardy who almost immediately began preservation efforts. To this day, the Egyptian is owned and operated by the Hardy Family Foundation. The Eastman Building had already been acquired by the Boise Redevelopment Agency in 1972, two years prior to Davis’ arrival, and though it was still standing at the time of his return, BRA was already helping it toward eventual demolition through inattention. Slowly, as the Eastman fell further into disrepair, the building’s tenant emptied out. By 1978, the entire building was vacant, and BRA was ready to deliver the deathblow: It ordered the building demolished. The Idaho State Historical Society and local preservationists successfully applied to get the building listed on the National Register of Historic Places (making it illegal for federal funds to be used for the project). BRA filed suit to have the Eastman removed from the register. The Preservation Coalition, as the preservationists called themselves, threatened to sue if BRA moved forward with demolition. For a time, the building was stuck in limbo. By the early 1980s, the building was boarded up and soon became a home for squatters. Meanwhile, attitudes in Boise toward historic structures were slowly changing. In the late 1970s polls showed residents overwhelmingly in favor of demolishing the Eastman and other buildings and building the mega-mall. However, as time passed, the effects of oldschool urban renewal seemed less attractive. Buildings built in the 1960s and ’70s aged quickly and in a little over a decade since their construction began to fall apart. On the other hand, buildings made of brick and stone WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

remained sturdy, proving their value. “There was an assumption that it was cheaper to tear down and build new,” Watts said. “There was a gradual realization that there is economic value in historic buildings. It went from ‘we’re going to demolish this’ to ‘well, here we have some possible historic buildings. Are they historic? How do we incorporate them into our project?’” In 1985, Kempthorne was elected mayor of Boise—partially on a platform of placing the mall farther out toward the edge of town. By this point, the downtown mall was basically over. Not because BRA had abandoned the idea—they were still as dedicated as ever to the concept—but because market forces were decidedly against the idea. “The major retailers had just said, ‘No. It will not work and we will not come,’” Kempthorne said. “Apparently, the attitude [of BRA and City Hall] was ‘if we don’t give you any other options, you’ll have to.’” Kempthorne disagreed with the prevailing wisdom, arguing, “We’re going to lift those restrictions and instead we will let the marketplace work. We want to open up downtown to development and we also want to build a retail mall, but it will not be downtown. “That was really the key debate for the campaign for mayor,” Kempthorne said. Now that they were free to build the mall where they wished, the retailers soon agreed to come to Boise and create Boise Towne Square, a more than 1,000,000-square-foot structure—just as BRA had envisioned it—just not in the location they had imagined. That left the question of what to do about downtown. “A lot of folks who were part of the old urban renewal block wanted me to keep tearing down buildings in the name of progress ... I said ‘Absolutely not. We’ve torn enough of our history down,’” Kempthorne said. Kempthorne’s first project for urban renewal was almost the exact opposite of the old buy-and-demolish approach. Instead of tearing down a historic building, they renovated the Alexander Building, named for early Idaho Governor and Boise Mayor Moses Alexander. During this same period, Kempthorne gathered the various public agencies (including the City Council, the Ada County Highway District and BRA) that had a role in the future of the lot once planned for the mall. “I asked all of those elected officials to come to a meeting and to please bring their attorneys with them. We all sat down at the same table, and all the media was there.” And Kempthorne said to the group, “‘Now, because we’re going to discuss real property we can go into executive session and I’m going to ask each of the attorneys to confirm that while we have these discussions of real property that we can go into executive session.’ [Each of them confirmed it.] And the media politely stepped out. “‘Now,’ I said, ‘it is my intent that we do not leave until we have finally resolved how we are going to build this convention center. Let me tell you, the people who can make this happen are in this room, and the next time we open that door it is either to announce to the community and the media that we have the success of a convention center or that we are all failures.’ “After we opened the door, after we had some very candid and frank conversations,” Kempthorne said. “We had agreement and WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

we had a convention center.” The initial steps had been taken to build the Boise Centre. “I think the greatest thing we built in rebuilding our city was cooperation,” Kempthorne added. On Jan. 22, 1987, a vision came to save the Eastman Building. Local developer Larry Leasure announced plans to incorporate the building into a pedestrian-oriented retail and arts complex. The Eastman, a building long at the center of the battle to preserve historic downtown Boise, was to be restored and preserved. Two days later, the building caught fire and in short order burned to the ground. Police believed arson to be the cause; someone had finally managed to level the building that had eluded BRA for so long. Since the Kempthorne administration and a 1985 study by the American Institute of Architects urging smaller projects, urban renewal in Boise has treated the city’s history with respect and has restored almost as much of the city as it decimated in the 1970s. Everything is different, even the name of the agency changed in 1989 after funding shifted from a federal to a state mechanism a few years prior. It is now the Capital City Development Corporation. In recent years, CCDC’s efforts have focused in part on supporting the reuse of historic buildings and re-creating traditional downtown streetscapes—particularly in BODO and the Linen District. Both of the projects have relied primarily upon private funding. In BODO, CCDC has concentrated on building traditional streetscapes focused on pedestrians and bicyclists along with aiding in the construction of a “lifestyle retail center.” The area’s mix of reused historic structures and new construction have jived to create an active extension to Boise’s Downtown. The Linen District, named for the old American Linen Building, is aimed at blending “the fabric of existing historical buildings with an extension of the culturally vibrant North End neighborhood,” according to a vision statement. While the district includes several existing structures, one of the earliest steps in the project was demolishing a 12,700-square-foot cinder block building attached to the American Linen Building to construct 36 parking spaces. Prior to developers proposing the Linen District in 2005, the area was designated for suburban-style sprawl. Although the district has yet to reach its potential, it represents a step toward a future more like Boise’s past. Even today’s arguably most controversial economic development proposal—the streetcar— revolves around restoring rather than removing something from the city’s history. There are two key differences between today’s efforts and those of the past. The first is federal funding: There isn’t as much of it anymore. It may seem like an odd advantage, but it forces the second key change in urban renewal practices: considering market forces. “[In the 1960s and ’70s], you had a lot of federal money to do things that you can’t do now. They bought a vast amount of the building stock and tore it down to say, ‘The site is ready for you,’” said CCDC Executive Director Phil Kushlan. “It’s probably not even a model that’s appropriate anymore, and there’s a question of whether it was appropriate then, either.

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“What we’ve learned over time is to be more sensitive to the marketplace,” Kushlan added. “Not only this institution, but around the country, that’s been the evolution of it.” In the 1960s and ’70s, urban renewal agencies across the country decimated entire blocks, sweeping away the potential and interesting neighborhoods (like Boise’s Chinatown) along with urban decay, leaving swaths of concrete and public housing in their wake. Back home in Brooklyn, L.J. Davis was fighting the same forces he observed in Boise. In Brooklyn and eventually in Boise, the solution was to embrace the efforts of individual citizens, allow creative solutions to flourish and not get too far ahead of yourself—a free market not just for developers but also for local artists and shop owners. Or, as Davis put it, “Within reasonable limits, let people do what they want to do with their lives. “We were making it up as we went along. We were trying to figure out what worked rather than thinking ahead,” he said of his community’s efforts in Brooklyn. “I trust the citizens to do the right thing more often than not, rather than the politicians.” “The old system, I think, was kind of more heavy-handed, for want of a better term,” Kushlan said. “The other thing is in the old days we used eminent domain a lot, and we haven’t used it since 1980. [Today] it’s much more a partnership approach than any sort of heavy hand that might be available.” Ironically, as urban renewal has become increasingly market driven and moved away from federal subsidies, Idaho’s conservative legislature has become increasingly suspicious. For some time now, each legislative session has seen attempts to reign in urban renewal agencies’ powers and abilities. Simultaneously, with CCDC leading the way, proponents of urban renewal have attempted to expand its powers and abilities. So far the result has been essentially a deadlock with neither side making much headway. The original downtown urban renewal area began in 1965 is set to expire in 2017 and, according to Kushlan, there are no plans at this time to extend it. At this point, CCDC is working to refine its “exit strategy,” determining the final projects to be completed before the district is closed. The project list includes continuing streetscape improvements, maintaining garage parking and helping to enact the policies of the Downtown Boise Mobility Study—making it easier for cars, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as potentially building a streetcar and helping to construct a new multimodal center for Valley Regional Transit. A few new projects could be considered, but the Boise Hole isn’t likely to be one of them. The site already has utilities, but there is little CCDC can further do to encourage development, although Kushlan said they would be willing to consider proposals from the property owner. At this time there are no solid plans for redevelopment. But the story of urban renewal isn’t over yet. Two other districts, the River Myrtle-Old Boise District and the Westside Downtown District, will continue until 2024 and 2025, respectively. Also, CCDC will likely continue to manage (or transfer it to another public entity) the structured parking it has constructed and the profits could be fed back into economic development for years to come.

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Urban renewal’s future in Boise may be most defined in the years to come by a new district. Earlier this month Boise City Council received a briefing from CCDC on the potential of creating a new urban renewal area around 30th Street, potentially adding as many as 573 acres, which would more than double the total land in urban renewal districts in Boise. The area could potentially include the Idaho Transportation Department headquarters, Esther Simplot and Bernardine Quinn parks, as well as several now vacant car dealerships on Fairview Avenue. Unusual for Boise urban renewal, the potential area is about 25 percent residential, including a mobile home park, 128 multi-family dwellings and 591 singlefamily homes. Idaho State Law requires that areas be “deteriorated or deteriorating” to qualify for urban renewal. According to a report by the CCDC, the 30th Street area would qualify in part due to low assessed property values, a significant proportion of dilapidated buildings and poorly configured streets. The City Council will decide in the “near future” whether to move forward with forming the new urban renewal area, according to Adam Park, spokesman for Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. All of this suggests the debate over urban renewal is far from over. Nonetheless, it seems at least the first few chapters have come to an end, with mixed results for Boise’s downtown and a hopeful future ahead. For Davis the story ends with happy memories. “I really got a wonderful sensation from people showing up at City Council meetings waving copies of my article once it was published. I’m glad I played a little role in helping my hometown stop from tearing itself down, but it was a little role.” Davis said, “It wasn’t done by my article. It was stopped in its tracks by an aroused citizenry. Boise looks good today because the citizens of Boise made a sound decision about what they wanted.” The attitude of Boiseans toward their downtown is perhaps the single greatest transformation to come out of the past four decades of urban renewal. Public opinion has shifted from the days when residents were calling for demolition to more than 90 percent supporting continued investment in the downtown today, according to the most recent city survey. Perhaps the best evidence, though, is walking the same city streets that Davis found nearly vacant of life and seeing residents enjoying their city. “The downtown of Boise has been turned around 180 degrees to a place that people actually want to be,” Kushlan said. As for the physical results: it’s hard to argue with the success of the Grove Plaza and the Boise Centre, but it’s equally hard when walking past the Boise Hole or reading the history of Boise’s Chinatown not to feel like something is missing. Today there are three red viewers—installed with urban renewal funds—at various points around the block where the mega-mall was meant to be. Looking through them you can see glimpses of a time before Grove Plaza, before a vacant lot and before urban renewal There you will see the faint images of the architectural ghosts of Chinatown that still haunt Boise at C.W. Moore Park. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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IDAHO SPACE DAYS For Trekkies and presidents of chess clubs, Idaho Space Days is going to be hotter than a supernova. But for the rest of you cool kids, if you channel your inner geeks, Idaho Space Days might just provide a fun (and air-conditioned) opportunity to learn about space from retired NASA astronauts. Discovery Center of Idaho launched its fourth annual Idaho Space Days on Aug. 2 with a model rocket demonstration with Ray Amaya of KBOI. The six-day event will run through Saturday, Aug. 7, and is packed with presentations and activities related to space travel. This year’s theme is Women in Space and features astronaut Barbara Morgan, who is a former participant in the Teacher in Space program. Wendy Lawrence, a retired astronaut who served on four shuttle missions in 10 years, will also speak at Space Days. Lawrence will share stories about her experiences in space and her perspective on what it was like to be a woman in space. Other guests will bring show-and-tell items to illustrate stories about life in space, feeding the curiosity of moon-rock-hungry crowds. Through Saturday, Aug, 7. For a list of activities and times, visit

SATURDAY AUG. 7 glow bowling BESO GLOW BENEFIT Arizona has been catching a lot of heat for its new immigration law. The state has been the subject of numerous boycotts, protests and political rants. However, the new law definitely isn’t the first time Arizona


has taken a rather shrewd approach toward immigration. Last year the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Thomas C. Horne, was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court over the state’s failure to adequately appropriate educational focus toward English language learners. The plaintiff, Miriam Flores, argued that the state wasn’t doing enough to accommodate the Spanish speaking demographic in bilingual-education. ELL

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and bilingual education advocates took a huge blow when the court eventually ruled that, “Research on ELL instruction indicates there is documented, academic support for the view that SEI [structured English immersion] is significantly more effective than bilingual education.” However, this hasn’t stopped the Bilingual Education Student Organization of Boise State from throwing a killer party. On Saturday

Artist and BW contributor Noble Hardesty has been laying low in the local scene for the past few years. Known for his cartoonish figures and vibrant use of color, Hardesty’s latest large-scale body of work will debut at the group show “High All Day” at Visual Arts Collective on Friday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. alongside pieces from Wil Kirkman, J. Lee and Jeff Baker. “It’s been years since I’ve had a show here,” said Hardesty. Hardesty’s five new large-format paintings—each 6-and-a-half-feet wide by 3-feet tall—feature notably darker subject matter, with names like Halo of Flies. “I’ve been listening to a lot of metal,” Hardesty noted, laughing. According to Hardesty, the most striking thing about his new work is the sheer size. “You’re going to be able to tell what it is from 50 feet away … It’s kind of in your face and accosting you,” said Hardesty. “You have to give it some attention.” 7 p.m., FREE, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

the group will be hosting the BESO glow benefit, a family-friendly event inside the Student Union Building that will include glow bowling, glow face painting, glow crafts and ice cream (it’s still unclear whether or not the ice cream will have any glowing properties). The events are cheap, running from $1-$5 per activity and proceeds benefit BESO for its effort to advocate for linguistic diversity and inclusive education throughout campus and the community. Because, despite what the xenophobes

might say, being bilingual leads to a better education for all. 1-4 p.m., $1-$5 per activity, Boise State SUB Games Center, 1910 University Drive, 208-426-4077.

SATURDAY AUG. 7 comedy IMPROVOLUTION Short-form improvisational comedy is a difficult genre to tackle. It takes

unique skill, confidence, quick thinking and per formance abilities. Comedian Amy Poehler once said, “Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We’ve been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It’s just like stand-up. It’s best when it’s just left alone. It doesn’t translate always on TV. It’s best live.” Indeed, and Saturday, Aug. 7, you’ll be able to catch one of Idaho’s improv comedy groups in a live setting. Improvolution is a seven-piece per formance WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Comedian Aries Spears is, infact, an Aries.

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The plotline for the MadTV spoof “Lords of the Bling” is largely the same as Lord of the Rings, except Frodo is played by Lil’ Kim, and comedian Aries Spears impersonates Bill Cosby, portraying Randolph the Wizard. Forget an inscribed, mystical ring. It’s up to these characters to demolish a wicked piece of bling. Spears, who was one of MadTV’s longest-serving cast members, is known for his hilarious impersonations, from the bubbly TV personalities Bryant Gumbel and Al Roker to rap super stars Snoop Dogg, Jay Z and R. Kelly. A diverse group of performers including Edwin San Juan, Momo Rodriguez, Eric Schwartz and Sherry Japhet will join Spears on the stage of the normally proper Morrison Center for International Language of Laughter, a kick-off event for this year’s Boise Soul Food Extravaganza. The lineup is diverse, ranging from former sketch comedy writer Momo Rodriguez to comedian and singer/songwriter Eric Schwartz, whose discography of blush-worthy songs include “Keep Your Jesus Off My Penis.” San Juan, a Filipino American, is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime Asian-American stand-up comedian showcase SlantEd Comedy. People often confused San Juan as a Latino. He says he has come to accept the confusion and refers to Filipinos as “Chinese Mexicans.” Local female comedian Sherry Japhet, who was a contestant on the short-lived Nickelodeon comedy competition The Search for the Funniest Mom in America, rounds out the lineup. And even though Japhet may be a mother, it would be best to leave the kiddies at home. The content these comedians are willing to tackle is far from child’s play. 8 p.m., $27, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1110,

way to “reduce the levels of chronic stress in your body, enhance your lifespan, boost immune system function, protect your nervous system and your sanity.” So in addition to having a blast, you might live a healthier life. If you’re not sure what improv comedy is all about,

troupe with more than 30 years of collective comedic and theatrical experience. They’re a fastpaced outfit that promises to have you ROFLing well into the evening. And that’s a good thing. According to naturalnews. com, laughter is a great


Almost every chef will tell you the best—and perhaps most unhealthy—culinary combination is sweet and salty. French-fries dipped in milkshakes, chocolate-covered pretzels, and Milk Duds and popcorn can all trigger the strongest of cravings in the most devout health-nut. Enter fried chicken and waffles, a soul-food classic that dominates menus in many Southern dining establishments. For many diners, the sticky sweetness of the maple syrup is a perfect marriage with the carb-laden waffles and deep-fried poultry. Although eating this may cause your cardiologist to shudder in disgust, it would be nearly impossible not to reap anti-depressant benefits. Locals have a chance to indulge in a similar smattering of good-for-the-soul, bad-for-the-waistline offerings at the 18th annual Boise Soul Food Extravaganza in Julia Davis Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. It’s estimated more than 15,000 people will gather in the park to indulge in barbecue ribs, jambalaya, catfish, pork sandwiches, collard greens and sweet potato pies by the truckload. Organizers claim the event is the largest soul food festival in the Northwest and the second-longest running in the country. Take your food to the grass near the Gene Harris Bandshell to be serenaded by live performers, including reggaeinfluenced locals Soul Serene, techno-hip hop star Enzyme Dynamite of The Bayliens, DJ True Justice from the Bay Area and locals Eleven and Blues Brothers tribute band Jake Blues and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, the Hayden Deluca Foundation and the Boise Chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE admission, Julia Davis Park, 208-429-1526,

think Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the popular TV show hosted by Drew Carey. The performers are given suggestions and ideas from audience members, then turn them into skits, songs

I don’t want to brag, but I scored a (used) wood dining room table, two extra leaves to expand it and six chairs for $56. Where on Earth did this happen? The Main Auction. If you relish yard sales, this is Mecca: You can bid on everything from cars to commercial refrigerators to Corningware casserole dishes. Now in its fourth generation MAIN AUCTION of ownership, the Main Auction 2912 W. Main St. is a public consignment sale 208-344-8314 where some of the items go for as little as $1. The wooden building on Main Street between 29th and 30th streets looks like a cattle auction barn and was saved recently from a fire raging at the warehouse next door. Much of the joy of the Main Auction is people watching. Politicians, bikers, farmers, immigrants and North Enders all convene Saturdays from 10 a.m. until everything is sold. Here’s a good strategy: Stop by on Friday and scope out the goods. Ask Dave Jr., the owner, when that item will sell. He’ll give you the approximate time of day so you can float in right before the sale. Attention rookies: don’t bid first. My table started out at $300 and went down to $50 before the bidding started. —Elizabeth Rodgers

and games, all while cracking jokes and engaging in hilarious antics. 8 p.m., $5, Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 Overland Road, 208-342-2000,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4 Festivals & Events LIQUID FORUM—Liquid Lounge and United Vision for Idaho host a discussion forum showcasing a different local nonprofit each month, along with a silent auction and local music. This month, there will be a discussion about public education and the cuts that are impacting Idaho children. Followed by music from Dan Costello and Leta Neustaedter. 5-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, www.liquidboise. com.

Workshops & Classes CAR CAMPING BASICS—REI Expert Sean Wakeley will present information about gear and accessories for sleeping, cooking, lounging, setting up camp, meal planning, safety and minimumimpact practices. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141,

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DIP, DIVE, SPLASH! ANIMALS IN WATERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Storytelling program about animals that live near water with author Joy Steiner. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

Odds & Ends POKERâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. SPACE DAYSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is Women in Space. Events include educational activities, model rocket launches, talks with female astronauts and more. See website for full schedule. Price varies. See Picks, Page 18. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, SPLASH BASHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Poolside party with live music from Gayle Chapman, food and drink specials and weekly drawings for prizes. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611,



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AKIRA KUROSAWA FILM FESTâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Special screenings of The Hidden Fortress and Ikiru by Japanese film legend Akira Kurosawa. 6 p.m. $10-$12. Flicks Theatre, 646 Fulton Street, Boise, 208-342-4222,

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LOCAVORE GROUP POTLUCKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; A monthly meeting to discuss trends, trade resources and information on where to get your food, and even gift food we grow or harvest ourselves to each other. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-389-4769,

FIRST THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN BOISEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;On the first Thursday of each month, downtown visitors can stroll through downtown Boiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art galleries and enjoy unique entertainment and special events. The Downtown Boise Association provides free trolley service and a special event map for the evening. Check Boise Weekly for a special First Thursday insert each month. See Page 21. 5-9 p.m. FREE, For more information, visit www. 25

TOXIC BEAUTYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Learn how toxic ingredients in soap, shampoo, cosmetics and hair products may affect your health and your childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

NOISE/CD REVIEW ARCADE FIRE: THE SUBURBS A new Arcade Fire album is the indie rock equivalent of a new Harry Potter bookâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;except you probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see people dressing up like singer Win Butler and waiting in line at Record Exchange for hours (his haircut would be too difficult to replicate) to get a copy of The Suburbs (Merge). Nonetheless, fans and writers get incredibly excited, all up in a tizzy hoping for the next Sgt. Pepperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or OK Computer. Hell, BBC has already written that The Suburbs is better than OK Computer. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up for debate, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt that The Suburbs is a really, really good album. It lasts just more than an hour, and every minute is justified. Songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rococo,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suburban Warâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Used To Waitâ&#x20AC;? demonstrate Arcade Fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mastery of intense song buildup and each track takes off slowly and develops into a massive peak, heavy on intense, layered orchestration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Empty Room,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready To Startâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)â&#x20AC;? are pure intensity, rushing head first into a wall of luscious textures and breathtaking artistry. Since the release of 2004â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral, Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice has gotten stronger. On The Suburbs, he sounds more confident and clearer than ever. Ballads like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sprawl (Flatland),â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wasted Hoursâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deep Blue,â&#x20AC;? with their organic feel and rich melodies, showcase his growth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;City With No Childrenâ&#x20AC;? is where the group earns its reputation as the next E Street Band, and songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Man,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Suburbsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Month of May,â&#x20AC;? with their chugging rhythms and huge choruses, prove the septet is ready to take on rock radio. Butler is familiar with the nuance of suburban life. He grew up in a Mormon family just outside of Houston, Tex., and his introspective and unique take on suburban childhood lends the album greater meaning. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relic of middle-class existence and rebellion that will connect heartily with his audience. Is The Suburbs the next Nevermind? Probably not. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arcade Fire doing what they do best, with greater precision and skill than ever. Is it the best album of the year? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good case to be made. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Stephen Foster WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


THE SKYRISE IS THE LIMIT “House of Art” turns downtown condos into temporary galleries


TARA MORGAN Downtown Boise is littered with empty highrise condos—airy, modern spaces with sweeping views and no one to enjoy them. For commercial loan officer Steve Zabel and real estate agent Lindsay Dofelmier, this tragedy has an easy remedy: turn those underutilized spaces into temporary art galleries, a project they’re calling “House of Art.” “Developers have space, they have homes or condo units, and they’re always looking for traffic—more people to walk through, more people to market the product to,” said Zabel. “Artists are always looking for space and are always looking for more people to show their work to. So, this concept basically unifies the two parties together.” For their inaugural event, Zabel and Dofelmier teamed up with Scott Kimball, developer of the Aspen Lofts, an elegant, 17-story pile of modern lines and angles that towers above Front Street. They’ve invited 11 local artists to display their work on the seventh floor of the building for one night only on First Thursday, Aug. 5. “Living downtown is hip, that’s the message,” said Dofelmier. “We’re not always going to be at the Aspen, we’re hoping to cycle to R. Grey Lofts and the Gem Noble and the Jefferson and maybe Grand Avenue, some of the other projects around downtown.” This concept might sound familiar. In early 2009, the 8th Street Marketplace launched an Artists in Residence program, in which local artists are invited to utilize empty commercial spaces in the two BODO buildings for three-month intervals. The program has been so popular that other spaces like the Alaska Building and the basement of the Renewal Building have jumped on board. Also, in a broader sense, Modern Art at the Modern Hotel has combined art and the marketing of commercial space, drawing more than 3,000 people to the hotel each year for a wildly successful art event. “I didn’t know about the AIR project, I didn’t know about Modern Art at the time. So, as I’ve been doing this, those are things I’ve learned,” said Zabel. “I’m not reinventing the wheel by any means, we just have a different spin on it.” Dofelmier points to Phantom Galleries LA in Los Angeles—which utilizes vacant storefront windows throughout the city for temporary, 24/7 art installations—as a prime example of what they’d like to accomplish. For Dofelmier and Zabel, both members of Boise’s Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Art house, in the middle of art street.

organization that promotes sustainable urban I’m probably going to shy away a little bit from the gory, gory stuff just because of the planning and land usage, “House of Art” is environment. You kind of have to speak to about helping turn Boise’s downtown into a the audience that’s there.” thriving, creative center. For painter Rutty, who has two other “We really share a passion for Urban Land Institute and urban land use,” said Dofelmier. concurrent shows going on—one at Basement Gallery and one in Shari Olivieri’s “Not just because it’s the sustainable thing AIR space in the 8th Street Marketplace— to do, but it’s also cool and that’s where the “House of Art” presented an opportunity to center of culture in any city is.” create new work. Artists involved in the inaugural show “‘I’ve got to paint more.’ That was my include Rachel Teannalach, Rm. 701; Joe Apfirst thought,” said Rutty. “I pel, Rm. 702; Christophe and usually don’t say no to cool Corrin, Rm. 703; Ed Anderstuff like this.” son, Rm. 704; Manuela MuThursday, Aug. 5, 5-9- p.m., And even though Rutty minovic, Rm.705; Cody Rutty, FREE, Seventh Floor acknowledges that it’ll be cumRm. 706; Anna Ura, Rm. ASPEN LOFTS bersome to cart his work up 707; Cheri Meyer, Rm. 708; 851 W. Front St. 208-850-1425 to the seventh floor of Aspen James Sharp, Rm. 709; Mike Lofts for a one-night show, he Shipman, Rm. 710 and Gus also sees the potential for a Johnson’s artistic ball-and-wire good amount of buzz. chairs sprinkled throughout. “People going into it—as far as a viewerFor Sharp, who has shown work previously ship is concerned—they’re aware that it’s a at The Lobby, Metro Carwash and Boise one-night show as well, so there’s a certain City Hall, “House of Art” presents a unique opportunity to for up-and-coming artists like amount of urgency about it that has a totally different energy than if the show was up for himself to get their feet wet. two months,” noted Rutty. “When you’re a smaller artist, or you’re For Zabel and Dofelmier, the goal is not up-and-coming, it’s tough to find things and only to draw in the First Thursday masses tough to find places [to show art] unless but also to court serious art collectors who you know the right people or you really might have a little extra coin to drop on a look hard,” said Sharp. “It’s nice seeing new new condo. people and new faces.” “As we keep doing this, what I would love Though much of Sharp’s work explores to do is market this more and more to those darker themes—Coagulopathy, for example, features a three-dimensional hand protruding folks who would buy the art. I want to make it more art-centric with the idea being that from a frame holding a bleeding, nail-ridden someone who can come in and afford to buy heart—he plans to keep things a bit more the art that night or shortly thereafter, would upbeat at “House of Art.” most likely be the type of people who can “My hope is to present it in more of a also buy a condo.” tasteful way than a dark and dreary way.

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Boise, 208-343-2671,

BASQUE MARKET—Expand your Basque vocabulary this First Thursday. Txikito: n. small amount of wine, an affordable way to sample the many great wines at The Basque Market. 5-8 p.m. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4331208,

DRAGONFLY—Every item in the store will be 20 percent off for Dragonfly’s annual back to school sale. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234,

BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER—Free admission to the museum and tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/ Uberuaga house starting at 6:30 p.m. Jam session with local musicians. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St.,

FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Paint1 ings by Rick Walter and pics for peace. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320.

IDAHO INDIE WORKS—Author Julie Fanselow will sign copies of her book, Idaho Off the Beaten Path.

Wine tasting by St. Regulus. FREE. 106 N. Sixth, Boise, 208-342-0804, LE CAFE DE PARIS—Wine tasting by Cinder. Unveiling and book signing of the first book on Idaho wines, Idaho Wine Country. Live music by the Frim Fram Fellas. FREE. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-336-0889, www. LEKU ONA—Display of Basque 2 art “Lauburu Art” by Marianne Schaffeld and family, which includes

ceramic ornaments and candle holders, etched glasses, wooden canes

and walking sticks as well as photographs of the Basque country. Music by Amuma Says No! FREE. 117 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-6665, www. MELTING POT—Featuring Light 3 Shaman fine art and photography by James Bouden who specializes in

black-and-white and color photography and digital painting. Deschutes beer flights for $4 and summer whites wine flights $7. $5 appetizer specials. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-383-0900,

South Side 8TH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO—Art4 ist in Residence program. Multimedia painter Shari Olivieri will open her studio for viewing. Mixed media artist Ben Browne will create a body of work exploring the relationship between a shop stool, the latest products from Apple Computers and the colors purple and green. Mihai Baluta will work on his graphite and gold series, “Origins,” inspired by neolithic figurines. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, Boise, 208-338-5212,

ATOMIC TREASURES—Celebrating Reuse 5 with an eclectic mix of vintage retro and found objects. Guest artists include Lui Goitia, Joe Appel, Davish Thompson, Ana Marie Dockery and C. Stevens. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3440811,

BOISE ART GLASS—Make your own paperweight. RSVP for 30-minute slots, which fill up fast. Or enjoy cheese, crackers and cider while watching free demonstrations. 530 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-345-1825,


BOISE ART MUSEUM—Studio Art Exploration: Make your own image of a bird after viewing the prints and paintings in the exhibition “John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist.” Art Talk: Cort Conley, Audubon collector and enthusiast, shares stories about the work and life of John James Audubon. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,


BROWN’S GALLERY—Benefit show: “Faith, Hope and Charity.” The children of a well-known California artist have faced hospitalizations, medical bills and a house fire. To help them out, Brown’s will host a showing of their father’s paintings with the proceeds benefitting the family. Also enjoy wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery and music by pianist Todd Palmer. 408 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-6661. HELLY HANSEN—Buy two regular-priced items and receive 15 percent off your purchase. Buy three or more regular priced items and receive 20 percent off your entire purchase. FREE. 860 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-342-2888.


HOUSE OF ART—House of Art will partner with Scott Kimball, the developer of the Aspen Lofts in downtown Boise, to showcase nine Treasure Valley artists and Kimball’s newly constructed condominiums. See story on Page 21. 851 Front St., Boise. 208-850-1425. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM—Presentation and discussion by rock art specialist Carolynne Merrill, who will talk about preserving rock art through photo documentation and site recording. This presentation is in conjunction with the summer exhibit, “Rock Art Perspectives: Pictographs and Petroglyphs,” on display through Sunday, Aug. 22. 5-9 p.m. Donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART GLASS— New jewelry reminiscent of mosaic art by artist Alex Sepkus. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3859337, SALON 162—Digital paintings of local 9 landmarks by Amber Grubb. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-386-9908. SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Sample wine cocktails and enjoy the 20 percent First Thursday discount. FREE. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463. THE STYLISH STORK—Buy something on First Thursday and be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate equal to the amount of your purchase. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-5655.

Central Downtown 8TH STREET MICRO MALL—Stop by the 10 Eighth Street Micro Mall to view repurposed voting booths as part of the exhibit “Art

Demands Democracy.” The booths are now used for something more than just a public polling campaign—they are works of art. The urge is to practice creativity by choosing unorthodox topics and style to establish a new niche for the familiar catalysts of our voting system. FREE. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise.

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS A NOVEL ADVENTURE—Release party for David B. Vahlberg’s new book, Robin Hood: The Forester of Sherwood, along with music by Thomas Paul, art by Ben Brunn and wine by Woodriver Cellars. 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3448088, ANGELL’S—Live music on the patio by Moondance. FREE. 909 Main St., Boise, 208-342-4900, ARTISAN OPTICS—Showing of the Woman’s Fitness Celebration artwork as well as a trunk show by Bevel from 1-8 p.m. FREE. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3380500,

John Collias will be at La Vie En Rose signing copies of his new book.

BASEMENT GALLERY— 11 “Never Forever” is a collection of paintings and drawings by

Cresci and Cody Rutty. FREE. 928 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3330309, basementgalleryboise. com.

Ego, a Seattle-based artist with a flair for the darker side of whimsy. There will also be two micro exhibitions: “Let Me Entertain You” focuses on circus and entertainment with work from established Idaho artists including Jim Budde, Molly Hill, Tarmo Watia and Keith Farnsworth. And “Chrysalis” is Boise artists Kelly Packer, Tobias

BERRYHILL AND CO. RESTAURANT—Wine tasting of Pend d’Oreille (Berryhill’s Snake River Valley winery of the month) and live jazz-blues from Ken Harris and Rico Weisman. 6:30 p.m. FREE. 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3873553,


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ing 1950s and 1960s photos and music by Rifka Helton. 9 p.m. FREE. 219 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-5633,

DEAD BIRD GALLERY— 13 Dead Bird Gallery will host the artwork of Sean Samuel

Kelly. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 138, Boise,

THE ECLECTIC ART 14 STORE—Enjoy snacks and meet featured co-op artist

and fine art photographer Marc Plouffe who will introduce his new exhibit titled “Silver City, ID.” 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3442191.

THE GROVE PLAZA— 15 Gypsy Gallery at the Grove Plaza. Renegade art market fea-

turing Gypsy Gallery artist trading cards. The Grove Plaza, Boise.


IDAHO ADVANTAGE CREDIT UNION—Music from the Fewkes Family Band along with hot dogs and soda for $1. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 249 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3425660.


LA VIE EN ROSE—Artist 16 John Collias will display artwork and sign copies of John


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Collias: Round About the Boise Valley, a fine art book by his grandson Nick Collias, featuring images of more than 200 of the artist’s pieces from the 1940s through the present day. See Downtown News, Page 24. 928 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3314045, www.lavieenrosebakery. com.

LISK GALLERY—Painter 17 Jerri Lisk releases “50 series #9,” another continued series of 50 small paintings on aluminum. Also featuring large prints, cards and books by photographer Mark Lisk, as well as large oil paintings by Carl Rowe. FREE. 850 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3423773, MAI THAI—Buy two entrees and get a free appetizer up to $6.95. Also enjoy happy hour specials: two-for-one on all drinks from 5.-6.30 p.m. and then again from 9-10 p.m. FREE. 750 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8424, www. MCU SPORTS—Go in for the Optimist Football Swap. Buy new and used football equipment for your youth players. Free equipment check and refreshments. 6-7 p.m. FREE. 822 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-342-7734, www. OLD CHICAGO—Kids eat free. Karaoke from 10 p.m.-close in the bar. FREE. 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, www.

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS PIAZZA DI VINO—Art by 18 Mika Belle. 212 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-336-9577.


PIE HOLE—Sleepy Seeds show on the patio. $1 PBRs. 205 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-7783, REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP— Booksellers will be giving talks on their favorite books. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., each hour will have a different theme, starting with Current Events and Nonfiction, then moving on to Children’s Books and YA, Book Club Picks for the fall, and finally Genre Titles. These talks will be informal and loose in nature. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, www. THOMAS HAMMER— 19 Photography by Matthew Locati. FREE. 298 N. Eighth St.,

Boise, 208-433-8004, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO INTEGRATED DESIGN LAB— Announcement of the winners of the second annual Eco-House Design Competition awards. Food and beverages. 108 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-343-7851.


WARD HOOPER GALLERY—Unveiling of three new images. Jaialdi 2010 celebrates the Basque community in Boise. The Middle Fork, tells the story of taking on the waters of the Salmon River by boat. And finally, the long awaited Chocolate Lab in Hooper’s dog breed series. FREE. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise, WASHINGTON TRUST BANK— Wine, local food, music and snow cones. Banner Bank Building, 950 W. Bannock, Boise,

West Side ART SOURCE 21 GALLERY—Opening reception for “The Exquisite Corpse”: collaborations by Idaho artists in a wide variety of media. Music by Beth Wilson, wine from Indian Creek Winery and beer from Brewforia. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, www.

GALLERY 601—An eve22 ning of “Cowboy Art.” See the Wild West through the eyes

of three cowboy artists. Idaho’s own Nelson Boren, Montana artist Chris Owen and Texas artist Donna Howell-Sickles. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3365899,

THE GALLERY AT THE 23 LINEN BUILDING—Current exhibit is Matt Bodett’s To

Be Lost If It Must Be So. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, www.thelinenbuilding. com. MODERN HOTEL AND BAR—Live music by Hillfolk Noir. FREE. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-4248244. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—Meet and greet with the Treasure Valley Rollergirls. Plus, $2 off any used CD or DVD priced at $5.99 or more. In the coffee shop, all 12oz. espresso drinks are only $2 and get $2 off any sale gift item more than $5.99. FREE. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3448010, www.therecordexchange. com.

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ILLUSTRATING FIRST THURSDAY Sometimes a man’s accomplishments are visible to a wide audience, but the man behind them isn’t. And the people who work at his favorite coffeehouse or donut shop may know the man but be unfamiliar with his achievements. On First Thursday, both the man and his work will be present when La Vie En Rose hosts local artist John Collias for the release of John Collias: Round About the Boise Valley: An artist’s journey through Idaho history. Written and designed by his grandson, former BW editor Nick Collias, the book is a look through the years of the 92-year-old elder Collias’ artistry. It covers his time at Gowen Field as a soldier during WWII, his studies at Chicago’s famed American Academy of Art, his ad work, and his illustrious illustrative career at the Idaho Statesman, where, for more than three decades, he drew the paper’s “Portrait of a Distinguished Citizen” (accounts differ, but Collias thinks he drew close to 2,000 portraits). It also includes paintings of his family and stories about his studio here in Boise where his grandson spent hundreds of hours with him. John Collias: Round About the Boise Valley is a gorgeously illustrated coffee table book that includes a proclamation written by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and a prologue by longtime Statesman columnist Tim Woodward. It is also a tangible piece of history painted, sketched and drawn by a man who eyes were always taking in his Idaho. 5-9 p.m., FREE. La Vie En Rose Bakery, 928 W. Main St. Speaking of illustration, a group of some of Boise’s most talented artists will pay homage to “dogs playing poker and kitsch” with the “Illustration Showdown” exhibit at Gallery Alexa Rose. See work by Bricolage, Erin Cunningham, Julia Green, Alexa Howell, Kelly Knopp, Ben Minter, John Padlo, Tony Rios, Erin Ruiz, Jason Sievers, April VanDeGrift and Rick Walter. Individually, these artists have contributed greatly to the illustrative landscape of Boise (and beyond); collectively, this show promises to be a royal flush. 5-9 p.m., FREE, Gallery Alexa Rose, 280 N. Eighth St. (in the basement courtyard). Speaking of Rick Walter, Flying M Coffeehouse is hosting an exhibit of Walter’s work through the month of August, which will showcase his inimitable capitalization of color, sense of the surreal and depiction of the different. Also on First Thursday during the opening reception for Walter’s exhibit, the coffee shop will have a one-night-only showing of culturally diverse photos to benefit the Pennies for Peace program, a nonprofit that helps girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan purchase much-needed school supplies. 5-9 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St. —Amy Atkins

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

Odds & Ends SPACE DAYS—See Wednesday. See Picks, Page 18. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, www.

FRIDAY AUGUST 6 Festivals & Events BOISE BEERFEST—Ann Morrison’s soccer fields will be full of vendors offering tastes of more than 150 craft brews. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise, www.

On Stage


BYE BYE BIRDIE—Spotlight Theatre puts on the classic Broadway musical about fan frenzy in a small town. 7 p.m. $10. Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa, 208-498-0571.

FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE— Take a stroll through downtown Eagle and visit local merchants and galleries along the way. Held in downtown Eagle. 4-9 p.m. Downtown Eagle.

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF LAUGHTER—Stand-up comedy show featuring Aries Spears of Mad TV, Edwin San Juan, Momo Rodriguez and Eric Schwartz. Hosted by Boise’s own Sherry Japhet. See Picks, Page 18. 8 p.m. $27. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu. OTHELLO—A Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

Concerts GRAND OL’ TIME CONCERT AND SQUARE DANCE—Squaredance, called to music from Random Canyon Growlers, Hillfolk Noir and Hokum Hi-Flyers. 6 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,



NOBLE HARDESTY RECEPTION—Opening for August exhibit. See Picks, Page 19. 7 p.m. FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Sports & Fitness XFS 53—Undefeated Heavy Weight XFS World Title-holder Jeremy Yablonski versus the undefeated Rick “The Giant” Johnson, the current Cage Rage Heavy Weight World Champion. 7 p.m. $12-$50. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497,

Odds & Ends ART AND SCIENCE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE—Open house to meet doctors and ask questions about naturopathic medicine. First Friday of every month, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Natural Health, 4219 Emerald St., Boise, 208-338-0405, www. HIROSHIMA MEMORIAL EVENT—Snake River Alliance and Idaho Peace Coalition will pay tribute to the victims and survivors of Hiroshima with a peace gathering, potluck and presentation. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Memorial Park, 906 N. Sixth St., Boise. SPACE DAYS—See Wednesday. See Picks, Page 18. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, www.

SATURDAY AUGUST 7 Festivals & Events BOISE BEERFEST—Ann Morrison’s soccer fields will be full of vendors offering tastes of over 150 different craft brews. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise,




Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.


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. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth Street, Boise. HOT AUGUST NIGHTS—Cookoffs, dunk-tanks, cake-walks and quilt shows. Small-town-apalooza. 1 p.m. Price varies. Placerville Park, Placerville.

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8 DAYS OUT On Stage

Odds & Ends

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.

BESO GLOW BENEFIT— Glow bowling, facepainting, crafts and ice cream. Activity costs range from $1-$5. Proceeds benefit the Bilingual Education Student Organization. See Picks, Page 18. 1-4 p.m. Price varies. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, union.boisestate. edu.

OTHELLO—Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 7 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

GOT NEWF?—Newf is short for Newfoundland, a giant breed of dog. Get together with other dogs and owners and play. For more information, e-mail 5 p.m. FREE. Morris Hill Park, NE corner of N. Roosevelt and Alpine streets, Boise.

BRINGING IT HOME—Concert pianist Josh Archibald-Seiffer will perform with cellist Nick Hersh. 2 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-1609.

IMPROVOLUTION—Improv comedy troupe, improvising comedy. Wocka, wocka, wocka! See Picks, Page 18. 8 p.m. $5. Stage Coach Theatre, 5296 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-342-2000, OTHELLO—Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

Food & Drink SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL—Blue tunes and red meat. See Picks, Page 19. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Workshops & Classes INTRO TO CANNING AND FOOD PRESERVING—Learn the basics of canning, pickling and dehydrating, including what foods you can safely can with a water-bath and when you need pressure canners. Fee covers basic supplies for the class. Register by emailing info@northendnursery. com. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, Boise, 208-389-4769, INTRODUCTION TO THE MAGIC OF MONOTYPE—One-day introduction to monotype. Using ink, brushes and rollers, the class will learn how to create prints with the technique. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $65. Wingtip Press, 6940 Butte Court., Boise.

RIDE THE RIVER CONTEST— Teams of five race down the Boise River on inner tubes, competing to win a $500 gift certificate to Old Chicago. Proceeds benefit organizations fighting prostate cancer. For more info and to register, visit www. 9 a.m. $250 (tax deductible). Barber Park, 4049 Eckert Road, Boise. SPACE DAYS—See Wednesday. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895,

SUNDAY AUGUST 8 Festivals & Events BOISE BEERFEST—Ann Morrison’s soccer fields will be full of vendors offering tasters of over 150 different craft brews. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise,


Odds & Ends SMOKEY BEAR’S BIRTHDAY PARTY—Children’s activities about fire safety, live music and a guest appearance by the bear himself. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208343-8649,

Animals & Pets FREE SIZZLIN’ BLACK DOG WALK—This event calls attention to black dog syndrome, the phenomenon that black dogs are adopted less than others and subject to higher rates of euthanasia. All dogs are welcome and non-black dogs are asked to wear something black in solidarity. Rescue and shelter groups will be on hand with black dogs available for adoption. 1 p.m. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-345-2929,

Sports & Fitness ROLLER DERBY—Like pro wrestling on roller skates. 6 p.m. $10. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497,

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

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

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On Stage OTHELLO—Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

Citizen THIRD ANNUAL BEAR CAMP— Refugee teens new to Boise can learn about bike safety and maintenance from volunteer mechanics. To donate time or equipment, contact bearcamp14@ Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.

Workshops & Classes EXPLORING IDAHO HOT SPRINGS—Learn where Idaho’s best hot springs are located from an Idaho hot springs expert. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, www.

PUBLIC MEETING ON AREVA EIS—The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting to take citizen comments on the draft EIS for the uranium enrichment facility proposed just outside of Idaho Falls by Areva. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Oxford Suites, 1426 S. Entertainment Ave., Boise, 208-322-8000,

Art ARTIST DIALOGUE WITH MATT BODETT—Local painter Matt Bodett will discuss the pieces that make up his exhibit “To Be Lost If It Must Be So.” 5:30 p.m. FREE. The Gallery at The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, www.

Odds & Ends 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.

Talks & Lectures PICTURING AMERICA: MAKING TRACKS—An 11-installment book discussion series running through the end of the year focused on railroads. This meeting: Louisa May Alcott by Janet Worthington. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181,

TUESDAY AUGUST 10 Festivals & Events


PLAYING IN THE PLAZA—Food and craft vendors along with live music by Ghost of the Malt Shop. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Generations Plaza, corner of Main Street and Idaho Avenue, Meridian,

THIRD ANNUAL BEAR CAMP— Refugee teens new to Boise can learn about bike safety and maintenance from volunteer mechanics. To donate time or equipment, contact bearcamp14@ Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise.


Real Dialogue from the naked city

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11 On Stage OTHELLO—Shakespearean tragedy exploring the politics of love and war. 8 p.m. $12-$39. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221,

Food & Drink BOISE URBAN GARDEN SCHOOL FARM STAND—Fresh organic produce harvested 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, 208-4246665,

Citizen THIRD ANNUAL BEAR CAMP— Refugee teens new to Boise can learn about bike safety and maintenance from volunteer mechanics. To donate time or equipment, contact bearcamp14@ Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. BOISE COFFEE PARTY—Prefer your political parties without the tea? The Boise Coffee Party may be just the thing. Participate in discussion of issues and actions surrounding education and the election in November. See, or contact for more info. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. The Fixx, 224 10th St., Boise, 208-3314011.

Calls to Artists AUDITIONS FOR COMPANY OF FOOLS—Men and women from their late 20s to early 40s needed for roles in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Come with a one-minute monologue and be prepared to read sides. Call 208788-6520 for an appointment. 3-5 p.m. YMCA, 1050 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5501, www. BLOCK PARTY CRAFTERS—BW has a few coveted booth spaces left for local artists to sell their handmade wares at our block party on Saturday, Aug. 28. For information or for an application contact Meshel Miller at SECOND ANNUAL CURB CUP— Buskers can register to compete for $1,000 grand prize and the Boise Curb Cup trophy. For more info or to register, visit www. This year’s event is Sunday, Aug. 29.


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ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With The Trishas and Black Jack Moonshiners. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

BLAZE AND KELLY—5:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa Nights

ALL HEART—With Illusionist, Mersa and Chapters. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios BEN BURDICK TRIO PLUS— 9:30 p.m. FREE. Bouquet

NED EVETT AND TRIPLE DOUBLE, AUG. 5-6, TERRAPIN STATION In 2007, when Ned Evett talked about his new release Middle of the Middle, he stood firm about it being a pop record. But this week, when he talked about his newest release Afraid 4 U (due out early October)—mixed by Ryan Hewett (Red Hot Chili Peppers,The Avett Bros.)—he was no longer so firmly grounded in the pop genre. “This album is a blues and rock album,” Evett said. And, man, is it. That shift is due, in part, to his new bandmates: L.A.-based Doug Lunn on bass (Lunn has played with Sting and Bruce Springsteen) and L.A.-based Kofi Baker, who is the son of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, on drums. Evett and Triple Double play Terrapin to kick off a European tour supporting Joe Satriani. In light of Terrapin’s slated close date on Sunday, Aug. 15, it will be a bittersweet gig. “I played my first professional gig there,” Evett said. “I was 16 and made $10.” —Amy Atkins 9 p.m., $5. Terrapin Station, 1415 W. Main St., myspace. com/terrapinboise.

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BROADCAST ZERO—With Ohadi. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room COTTON JONES—With Parson Red Heads and Roadside Graves. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 door. Neurolux

HELLYEAH—With A New Revolution and Kryterium. 8 p.m. $25. Knitting Factory KEVIN KIRK, JOHN JONES, JON HYNEMAN, MIKE SEIFRIT— With Camden Hughes. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LOWER CLASS BRATS—With NNFU, Pull Out Quick and Jerkwads. 9 p.m. $8. Red Room MARMELADE HILL—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

SATURDAY AUGUST 7 BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill DANGERMUFFIN—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef ERIC GRAE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

NATHAN J. MOODY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid


JIM LEWIS—9 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek Ale House

NED EVETT AND TRIPLE DOUBLE—See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. $5. Terrapin



THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge


NED EVETT AND TRIPLE DOUBLE—With Wisebird. See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. $5. Terrapin Station


NEVERSLEEP—With The Monster Addict, Above the Dead, Dissimilate the Marred and Wake Up Dead. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE THROWDOWN—Featuring Mansfield, Fox and Law and Black Cloud. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid



FRONTIER RUCKUS—With Archer’s Apple. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux JEREMIAH JAMES GANG—8:45 p.m. FREE. Tom Grainey’s

KEVIN KIRK, JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LOW-FI—With The Steel Wells. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid REBECCA SCOTT—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill RIPSHAW—With RattleheaD, Hexen, Krystos and Threshold. 7:30 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory VOKAB KOMPANY—9 p.m. FREE. Reef

FRIDAY AUGUST 6 BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY WEBER—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye CRACKER—With Leslie and the Badgers and Charlie Wadhams. See Listen Here, Page 29. 8 p.m. $18. Neurolux

THE SACRED CEREMONY TOUR—With Black Veil Brides, Vampires Everywhere and Modern Day Escape. 7:30 p.m. $12. The Venue SHADOWSEER—With 12 Ton Jezus, Krystos, Fetish 37 and Scorch the Fallen. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge RYAN WISSINGER AND BERNIE REILLY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club SOUL SERENE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill

SOUL HONEY—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill

THRESHOLD—With Fetish 37 and Bukkit. 9 p.m. $5. Dino’s

TERRYJONES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

VANITY THEFT—With Jerkwads, Trigger Itch and Beatnik Party. 9 p.m. FREE. The Plank




GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE SUNDAY AUGUST 8 36 CRAZY FISTS—With Dirge Within and Straight Line Stitch. 7:30 p.m. $12. The Venue

PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge



ALIVE AFTER FIVE—With Ha Ha Tonka and With Child. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

MOUSY BROWN—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


CHRIS ISAAK—7 p.m. $35. Idaho Botanical Garden

MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Bearfoot with Ian Moore and Matt Hopper. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge, Stanley

THE VICTORY SHIP—With The Fav. 9 p.m. $3. Terrapin Station

DECEPTION OF A GHOST— WIth Seven Story Fall, The Air I Breathe, For My Own, Versailles and Silence the Reign. 6:30 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios

ORDSTRO—9 p.m. $3 Red Room REX MILLER— 6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SURF ROOTS TOUR 2010—Featuring Anuhea, The Green and Tamarama. 9 p.m. $5. Reef


TUESDAY AUGUST 10 CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Solid EVETT AND COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock and Barrel KEVIN KIRK, JOHN JONES—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MAYA OVER EYES—With Days of Struggle, Skyward Collapse and Brawl. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl

REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge


THE SHIVAS—With Neo Tundra Cowboy and Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. 9 p.m. $4. Terrapin Station


MURDERESS—With So Unloved and Hummingbird of Death. 9 p.m $5. Red Room REBECCA SCOTT—4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge ROAMING ROYALTY—With Mend. 8 p.m. $5. VAC

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

DJS—Wed: Bad Irish, Balcony. Thu: Balcony, Cowgirls. Fri: Bad Irish, Balcony, Boise Cafe, Neurolux, Sin. Sat: Balcony, Boise Cafe, Chilango’s, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Neurolux, Sin. Mon: Bad Irish, Balcony. Tue: Balcony. KARAOKE—Wed: 44 Club, Dirty Little Roddy’s, Ha’Penny, Navajo Room, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Sin, Terry’s. Thu: 44 Club, Hannah’s, Navajo Room, Overland, The Plank, Quarter Barrel, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Terry’s. Fri: 44 Club, Navajo Room, Nuthouse, Overland, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Sunshine Lounge, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Sat: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Hooligans, Sam’s Place, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Sun: 44 Club, Bad Irish, Balcony, Liquid, Navajo Room, Overland, Ranch Club, Savvy’s, Terry’s. Mon: 44 Club, The Buffalo Club, Overland, Navajo Room, Savvy’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. Tue: 44 Club, Cricket’s, Liquid, Lucky Dog, Overland, Savvy’s, Shorty’s, Terry’s, Willi B’s. OPEN MICS—Wed: Donnie Mac’s, Thu: O’Michael’s. Mon: Pengilly’s, Library Coffeehouse. Tue: Primo’s.

MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD—6 p.m. $35-$49.50. Eagle River Pavilion


IDOLS—With Full of Hell, I Am the Monster, For My Own, Ashes and World These Kings. 7 p.m. $5. Brawl Studios

MATISYAHU—With Nathan Maxwell and The Original Bunny Gang. 8 p.m. $23 adv. $25 door. Knitting Factory


Chris Isaak

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LESLIE STEVENS AND THE BADGERS, AUG. 6, NEUROLUX Roomful of Smoke, the new release from Leslie Stevens and The Badgers (Thirty Tigers, due out Tuesday, Aug. 16), contains 11 tracks that evoke wooden floors creaky from years of two-steppin’ boots, well-worn bar stools and a jukebox full of the Hanks, the Man in Black and a story about a weepin’ willow cryin’ on his pillow. In her Dolly Parton-esque, sweet, helium-high twang, Stevens opens with a love letter to her adopted hometown in “Los Angeles,” follows up with the title track and then takes the listener on a trip through her American country music, with an admonishment to “Don Juan,” a hope for some kind of big-city “Salvation,” and more. The L.A. Times, NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle and Daytrotter are all paying attention to Stevens and The Badgers. And on Friday, we can see what all the fuss is about. —Amy Atkins Opening for Cracker, 9 p.m., $16 adv., $18 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th,

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Oscar may warm up to Winter’s Bone GEORGE PRENTICE In the dead of August, I am still shaking off the chill from Winter’s Bone. To simply classify the film as an Ozark Gothic mystery would be an underestimation. It is one of the finest movies of the year, and it launches lead actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Debra Granik into the rarefied air of cinematic perfection. Let the Oscar season begin. Lawrence and Granik are frontrunners. It’s hard to fathom that this is only Granik’s second feature. Winter’s Bone has Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) embarks on a journey to find her father in Winter’s Bone. the feel of some of the Coen Brothers’ early work or even some of the better efforts from The supporting cast is filled with authenand he’s out of jail on bond. The trouble is, Roman Polanski. And there’s great economy ticity. John Hawkes (The Perfect Storm, he has put his family’s home up as collateral, in Granik’s direction. Independent filmmakand he has gone missing. In a desperate move American Gangster) plays Teardrop, Ree’s ers are sometimes too anxious to impress meth junkie of an uncle. He’s terrifying and to save her home, Ree sets out to find him. rather than entertain. Not here. And as she traverses through the backwoods, courageous all at once. We wouldn’t trust The subject matter is bleak. We’re her journey—and ours—becomes more peril- him with our wallets, but we’d trust him with dropped deep into rural Missouri, where our lives. A backwoods Mafia is menacingly ous with each visit to 17-year-old Ree increasingly dangerous managed by Merab (Dale Dickey) and her Dolly (Lawrence) has husband Thump (Ronnie Hall). Are you characters, most of become the surrogate WINTER’S BONE (R) whom she is related to catching these names? Ree. Teardrop. Merab. head of household in Thump. There are no relatives here; there is in some way. the physical absence Directed by Debra Granik Ree’s helpless odys- kin. There are no families here; there is clan. of her father and the Starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Granik teamed with Anne Rosellini—who sey is metaphor for psychological absence Dale Dickey, Ronnie Hall the abject poverty that also produced the film—to author the screenof her mother. Ree is Now playing at The Flicks play, based on a novel by Daniel Woodrell. consumes her. Early the reluctant caregiver The detail is unsparing in its portrait of in the movie, she’s to her 12-year-old Christian and Taney counties in Missouri: the teaching her siblings brother and 6-year-old clothes on the wash line, the worn-out toys in sister. Ree feeds and clothes them, even while how to kill and gut a squirrel for dinner. As the yard and the occasional gunshot echoing her brother reaches in and pulls out an ugly their mother watches in silence, a prisoner from faraway woods. ooze of intestines, he winces and asks, “Do of her nightmares. The father is beyond a Bleak. Powerful. Unforgettable. we eat this?” ne’er do well. He’s despicable, in spite of the Dress warm for Winter’s Bone. You’ll be “Not yet,” Ree responds, and with that, fact that he’s never on screen. Among other chilled to the bone. we understand their lot in life. things, he manufactures methamphetamine

SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings KUROSAWA FILM FESTIVAL—Idaho Japanese Association presents a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the legendary director’s birth with screenings of Ikiru and The Hidden Fortress. Thursday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. $10 for one movie or $15 for both. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222,

Opening MID-AUGUST LUNCH—Living in a crumbling condo with his 93-year-old mother,

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Gianni di Gregorio agrees to keep an eye on the manager’s elderly mother and auntie over a holiday weekend. In Italian with English subtitles. (R) Flicks THE OTHER GUYS—Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star as cops who get a chance to step up and improve upon their “B team” status but things don’t quite go as planned. (PG-13) Edwards 9 STEP UP 3D—New York’s intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping digital 3D. In this third installment of the Step Up franchise, the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. (PG-13) Edwards 22 WINTER’S BONE—A girl from the Ozarks is burdened

with saving her family from ruin after her absent father puts their home up for his bail bond, then disappears. See review, this page. (R) Flicks

Based on the Ben Sherwood novel. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Carell). (PG-13) 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


CYRUS—John (John C. Reilly) and Molly (Marisa Tomei) are tentative new lovers, who must deal with her challenging 21-year old son (Jonah Hill). (R) Flicks

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE— The epic struggle for control of Earth continues when the cats and dogs must join forces in this 2001 sequel. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

DESPICABLE ME—Armed with a score of threatening artillery, the villainous Gru, (Steve Carrel) is plotting to steal the moon when three orphaned girls get in his way. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD—A young sailor (Zac Efron) survives an accident in which his brother is killed. The tragedy allows him to see the world in a unique way.

DINNER FOR SHMUCKS— Tim’s (Paul Rudd) boss hosts a monthly event in which the employee who brings the biggest buffoon gets a careerboost. The scheme backfires when he brings Barry (Steve

I AM LOVE—Set in Milan, Italy, this drama stars Tilda Swinton as a devoted wife who falls in love with another man, changing the 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



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SCREEN/LISTINGS THE KARATE KID—Twelve-yearold Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) moves with his mother to China, where he arouses the ire of a schoolyard bully and learns kung-fu (not karate) from his apartment’s maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), in order to defend himself. (PG) Edwards 22 THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT—Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple who have successfully raised a teenaged son and daughter. Mark Ruffalo stars as their formerly anonymous sperm donor, who the teens decide to meet. (R) Flicks KNIGHT AND DAY—Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this action-comedy centered on a fugitive couple on an adventure where nothing and no one is what it seems. (PG) 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-13) Edwards 22 MICMACS—An orphaned video clerk survives 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 (Alison Barry) believes is a mermaid. (PG-13) Flicks PREDATORS—After a group of elite warriors composed of cold blooded killers realize they have been sent to an alien planet as prey, it’s up to Adrien Brody to protect the group from becoming extraterrestrial fare. (R) Edwards 22 RAMONA AND BEEZUS— Beverly Cleary’s best-selling literary series, following the adventures of the mischievous, hyper-imaginative and accidentprone Ramona Quimby comes to the big screen. (G) 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. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE—Nicolas Cage is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan, who finds a reluctant protege in his fight against the forces of darkness. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

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SCREEN/MOVIE TIMES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4-TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE 3D— Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m., 1:25, 3:50, 6:25, 8:45 CHARLIE ST. CLOUD— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:15 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12, 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:50, 5:55, 7:20, 8:20, 9:50, 10:40 CYRUS—

Flicks: W-Th: 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; F-Su: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10; M-Tu: 5:10, 7:10, 9:30


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:40, 4, 7:40, 9:55 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:30, 3, 5:30, 7:45, 10


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:40 a.m., 2:05, 4:15, 6:45, 9

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11 a.m., 12:05, 1:45, 2:40, 4:30, 5:35, 7:30, 8:10, 10:10, 10:45 GROWN UPS—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:15 a.m., 1:55, 4:25, 7:05, 9:25


Flicks: W-Th: 9:15

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1, 3:50, 4:15, 7, 7:25, 10:10, 10:35 Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:50, 1:30, 4:10, 4:55, 7:25, 8, 10:45


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:20, 3:40, 7, 10:15


Edwards 22: W-Th: 12:40, 3:40

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT— Flicks: W-Th: 5, 7:15, 9:30; F-Su: 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30; M-Tu: 5, 7:15, 9:30 KNIGHT AND DAY—

Edwards 22: W-Th: 6:40, 9:10


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:35 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45


Flicks: W: 4:55, 7:05, 9:20; Th: 4:55


Flicks: F-Su: 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05; M-Tu: 5:05, 7:05, 9:05


Flicks: W-Th: 4:45, 7


Edwards 9: F-Tu: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10

Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:10 a.m., 1:50, 4:30, 6:55, 9:20

RAMONA AND BEEZUS— Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:45, 4:35, 7:50, 10:25 Edwards 22: W-Tu: 11:20 a.m., 1:40, 4:05, 6:50, 9:15 SALT—

Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:25, 1:50, 3:55, 4:40, 7:05, 7:45, 9:45, 10:30 Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 12:55, 2:10, 2:45, 3:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 7:15, 7:40, 8:15, 9:30, 10:05, 10:35


Edwards 22: W-Th: 11:05 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40

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 survive the constant craziness of a daycare center. (G) Edwards 22, Edwards 9


Edwards 22: F-Tu: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40


Edwards 9: W-Th: 1:05 Edwards 22: W-Tu: 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 10:25

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-shirtless teen heartthrob. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22


Flicks: F-Su: 12:45, 2:55, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35; M-Tu: 5:15, 7:25, 9:35


Edwards 22: W-Th: 1:15, 3:55, 6:30, 8:55

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

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Two fried fish heads sit in a chafing dish at one end of the buffet. When I set out to sample Manila Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepared to don Another dish is filled with tiny squid in an opaque purple sauce and my Sherlock Holmes persona but sleuthing quickly became the order yet another with bright yellow curry. Fatty chunks of bacon. Panof the day. Once inside on a weekday afternoon, I was confronted fried noodles with chicken. Lean adobo pork. Whole chicken legs with no menus and no other identification for the murky cauldrons and hunks of potato in a tomato sauce. Sour soup. Vegetable beef that â&#x20AC;&#x153;fleshedâ&#x20AC;? out the buffet (vegetarians be advised). My Dr. Watson soup. Crispy spring rolls. A huge vat of steamed white rice. All-you- arrived in the form of a Filipino server, friendly and game to help me can-eat ($10.99). figure out what would quell the audible growls from my stomach. Filipino restaurant Manila Bay sits in a stand-alone building on FairManila Bay bills itself as Boiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s source for authentic Filipino view between Milwaukee and Maple Grove streets, between Popeyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food and offers a rotating assortment of dishes on a buffet. Certain Chicken and Five Guys Burgers. On a Saturday night at a little after 8 staples of the Philippines, like adobo (considered by some to be the p.m., we are the only â&#x20AC;&#x153;national dishâ&#x20AC;? of diners at Manila Bay. the island nation), A soon-to-be-setting have permanent real sun beams through estate on the service the two walls of line. Borrowed floor-to-ceiling from the Spanish windows, as we take language, adobo in the 20 or so square refers to a popular cloth-less tables in the cooking process that unadorned but clean involves soy sauce, space. Our appearcrushed garlic, bay ance is greeted with leaves and vinegar. a mixture of surprise Happily aware and smiles, quickly that vinegar inhibits followed by an explabacterial growth, I nation of the protein was less intimidated in each pan and what by the fact that both dishes are spicy. the chicken adobo While a few of and the pork adobo the chafing dishes are appeared to have full, others, like the been sitting in their fish head dish, have stainless serving trays mostly just the dregs for quite a while. of their contents left; This resulted in limp they look like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve red peppers, but been siting there the sturdy hunks of since lunch. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watch Your Stepâ&#x20AC;? signs plastered all potato and meat stayed moist in their reddish-brown MANILA BAY 8716 Fairview Ave. around the sneeze guard are apparently not enough of a sauce. Water glass in hand, I was ready for heat, but 208-375-5547 warning and I trip stepping up to the buffet, wondering the sauce was mild and needed a splash of chile paste Wed.-Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. why the platform is there at all. Only the steamed rice to liven it up. Even chile paste couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remedy the fact has a lid (and is therefore hot) so we spoon out big helpthat the chunks of pork in almost every dish I tried had ings of rice. We hesitantly take smaller portions of most a fatty rind at least a half-inch thick. of the dozen or so options (except for the lilac squid in coconut milk), As one might expect from a primarily island cuisine, seafood and take our platesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a condiment selection of vinegar, shoyu and plays a starring role at Manila Bay. Rubbery squid bumped up fish sauceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to a table where we can see the TV, turned to a Spanishagainst steamed mussels still in their shells, but the most memoralanguage game show. ble flavor came from the milkfish in a neighboring pan. Despite an We are as surprised as the three employees when a Filipino family infusion of lemon juice, it was overwhelmingly musky, the earthiof four walks in. We surmise they are there for the first time, too, and ness consistent with the mangrove swamps where these mature fish are soon engaged with the employees in a happy, hearty conversation in dwell. Notorious for being much bonier than other fish, it made for Tagalog. We are also surprised to find that while the sauce-based dishes a challenging chew. have unappetizingly been sitting for far too long, the dry adobo cooked On a second visitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in the evening this timeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I was relieved to pork and bacon chunks are very tender and well-seasoned. The spring find most of the dishes brighter and satisfyingly firmer in texture, rolls are burnt on the ends, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taste bad with a shake or two of though disappointed that my favorite item from my first encounter, fish sauce and the rice is perfectly sticky and has held up well. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a creamy curried chicken, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there. Thank goodness for the fafinish what is on our plates and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go back for seconds, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re miliarity of the lumpia, a crispy sleeve encasing shredded cabbage, pleased to see the father of the family go back a third time. carrot and ground beef or pork, reminiscent of what most of us Since opening in the fall of 2009, Manila Bay has changed from a might identify as a spring roll. No particular dish stood out to me, full-service restaurant to buffet service only and on Thursday, Aug. 5, but a trio of soy sauce, chile paste and something sweet-and-sour plans to reduce its hours to Wednesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. When with a touch of garlic added intrigue to the ongoing mystery of my so many restaurants are closing, bringing the focus in tight and staying dining experience. open only 20 hours per week may be the way to go. Though I still For $10.99 per person, this Filipino buffet struck me as an overmight not try the squid, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to give the buffet another try (but priced lunch option, but worthy as an evening adventure and a Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going as soon as the doors open next time). chance to play international detective. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Amy Atkins is so busy watching everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steps, she seldom watches her own. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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FOOD/DINING Eagle AHI SUSHI—Traditional Japanese sushi in swanky Eagle digs. 1193 E. Winding Creek, Ste. 104, Eagle, 208-938-3474. $-$$$ OM. BARDENAY—Located in a new development along the Boise River, the little brother of the Boise bar still features the distillery’s own hooch, as well as an impressive array of beer, wine and assorted liquors. The drink menu is longer than the food menu and features unique concoctions from the bar’s award-winning bartenders. Munch on the anything-but-standard pub food while you try to pick your favorite. The riverside patio is the real highlight of the Eagle location, so be ready to fight for a table on warm summer evenings. 155 E. Riverside Dr., Eagle, 208-938-5093. $$-$$$ SU OM. BELLA AQUILA—The riverside restaurant boasts one of the best patios in the area. With an impeccable attention to every dining detail, the food, service and atmosphere make for a lovely experience. The restaurant serves a wide selection of Italian fare plus breads with every meal. Sweet options include sweetened ricotta and mascarpone-filled cannoli dipped in dark chocolate and pistachios or try a fancy drink like a blueberry cobbler martini with vanilla and blueberry vodkas and a graham cracker crust rim. 775 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle, RES 208-938-1900. $$-$$$$ SU OM . THE BLUE MOOSE CAFE—With moose-inspired decor, an eatery where diners can get tasty bistro fare like soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps. Think about dining in their new sunroom or outside. 79 Aikens Road, Eagle, 208-939-3079. $ . .

COOL HAND LUKE’S STEAKHOUSE/SALOON—Think meat and potatoes dressed up with a cowboy hat and a whole lot of Western theme. Of course there’s chicken and seafood, but the star of the menu is beefsteaks in particular. Everything comes ranch-style with sourdough rolls, soup or salad, campfire beans and a bevy of side dishes. 291 E. Shore Dr., Eagle, 208-939-5860. $$ SU OM. DAVINCI’S—Casual Italian cuisine in quaint downtown Eagle, the “locals’ Italian restaurant” is housed in a historic bank building with a full-service bar area. A wide variety of Italian selections such as lasagna and chicken Parmesan are accompanied by warm bread and all-you-can-eat salads. 190 E. State St., Eagle, 208-939-2500. $-$$$ SU. REMBRANDT’S COFFEE SHOP—Located in a restored church on Eagle’s main drag, Rembrandt’s has become a neighborhood gathering point for more than just coffee. If it’s sustenance you seek, Rembrandt’s has hot and cold libations aplenty, a pastry case full of homemade muffins, sweets, breads and quiches, and a short lunch menu with largely portioned sandwiches, soups and salads. The cathedral—literally—ceilings and plush furniture lend the atmosphere a definitively welcoming and serene feeling. 93 S. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-938-1564. $. SU OM .

SEASONS BISTRO WINE BAR AND CATERING—The recipe for success here is one part upscale market, one part deli and catering, one part wine tasting room. Add a couple of chef demos, a high-end wine store, a giant patio and viola ... it’s a versatile little place to kick up your heels for a spell. 1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 208-939-6680. $-$$$ OM. THE STUFFED OLIVE—Eagle has decided to tattle on its “best kept secret” and share this bistro’s fresh sandwiches, pastas, roasted meats and fresh baked desserts with the rest of us. 404 S. Eagle Road, Suite A, Eagle, 208-938-5185. $$ . TULLY’S COFFEE—Small-batch roasted coffee from the Pacific Northwest. 150 E. Riverside Dr., SU. Ste. 100, Eagle. $ ZEN BENTO—Zen Bento does well by its simple little menu. This mostly take-out, affordable, lunch-only joint serves up healthy, fresh, tasty salads and bento boxes. 103 N. 10th St., . Eagle, 208-388-8808. $

Caldwell THE COFFEE SHOP—Espresso, drip coffee, fresh baked goods, hot dogs, Polish sausages, cheeseburgers and snow cones. 1115 Albany, Caldwell, 208-454-7300. $-$$ .


BUSTER’S BAR AND GRILL— The neighborhood sports bar/ family restaurant is suburban sports getaway. Servers in tiny outfits deliver selections from a full menu of pub food and use the glow of big TVs to find their way to the tables. 1396 E. State St., Eagle, 208-938-1800. $-$$ . SU.


CAFE RUSSIAN BEAR—Owner Oleg Mironov and his wife make every single thing on the menu from scratch. Borscht, Russian crepes, beef stroganoff, potato pancakes—it’s all homemade. If you are as hungry as a bear, the cafe serves up borscht in up to 18 ounce servings, or try the “Old Russia” salad, a combination potato, ham, eggs, onion, peas, carrots, pickles and mayo. The pirogi is a unique pastry selection made fresh daily. No preservatives or pre-made ingredients, ever. 600 S. Rivershore Lane, Ste. 160, Eagle, 208-939-1911. $-$$ .

79 E. Aikens Road, Eagle, 208-939-3079, “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

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150 N. Eighth St., 208-331-8202, “The small but succulent pile of Matsuzawa salsa—an Asian influenced pico de gallo—on the huge, perfectly pink salmon filet provided a tang and mote of spice.” —Amy Atkins


JENNY’S LUNCH LINE 106 N. Sixth St., 208-433-0092, “I vowed then and there that Jenny’s would become my new downtown lunch destination.” —Tara Morgan

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

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

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DINING/FOOD DUTCH GOOSE—Homemade finger steaks, fresh steamed clams, soup, sandwiches and great hot wings. They also serve up over 17 beers. 2502 Cleveland Blvd., 208-459-9363. $-$$ SU OM. IMELDA’S—Imelda’s is known for the light, fluffy and fresh homemade flour or corn tortillas and a make-your-own-taco option. Select from a wide variety of meats including chile Colorado, beef guisado, and barbacoa, ground beef, cubed pork, chicken, chorizo, shredded beef, bacon and sausage; then choose

from a variety of toppings that include rice, onions, lettuce, beans, cilantro, and even potato. 2414 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-454-8757. $-$$ . MANCINO’S—Caldwell’s Mancino’s is home to hot, oven baked sandwiches with melted cheese piled high with deli meats. Appetizers include mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers and boneless chicken wings. The menu doesn’t leave out soups, salads and of course, pizza. 2412 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, . 208-459-7556. $


MUSIC OF THE VINE—Their claim is “Canyon County’s Premier Wine Bar.” And boy do they have wine. They also serve paninis, sandwiches and salads. 2805 Blaine St., Ste. 130, Caldwell, 208-454-1228. $-$$ OM.

Nampa BRICK 29 BISTRO—Chef Dustan Bristol is co-owner of Nampa’s casually upscale eatery which serves fancy takes on common foods. Asian pork tacos come with a side of applealmond coleslaw and fancier still, an open-face Reuben sandwich with a cup of pumpkin bisque all topped off with flourless chocolate cake. Delicious and delectable. 320 11th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-4680029. $-$$ SU OM. COPPER CANYON—If you’re looking for a delicious steak, Copper Canyon in downtown Nampa deserves your attention. It may be a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip to enjoy their fine dining in an intimate setting. 113 13th St. S., Nampa, 208-461-0887. $$$. RES. ELI’S DELI—Hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches and italian pasta dishes. While the BadaBing is the local darling, the spicier option mufalata knows how to party. 122 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-466-8880, elisitalOM. $

FOLEY FAMILY WINES The Sun Valley Wine Auction July 22 to July 24—held to raise money for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts—brought a number of winemakers and reps passing through Boise on their way to the event. One such visitor was Foley Family Wines’ COO Kerry Manahan-Ehlow. Foley Family Wines represents a worthy lineup of more than a dozen different wineries including Sebastiani and Firestone, and owner Bob Foley is a fascinating man with a diverse background. A West Point graduate with a law degree, he heads the Fidelity Title Insurance company as well as Foley Family Wines. Here’s a glimpse of what Foley Family has to offer: 2009 CLIFFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC, $9.99 This New Zealand winery produces a somewhat subdued version of Sauvignon Blanc, given its country of origin. This wine pens with lively aromas highlighted by crisp lemon, lime and gooseberry. The racy citrus fruit flavors have a nice touch of the tropics with soft layers of papaya, pineapple and mango. The finish is oh-so-refreshing and marked by pleasant, justbitter citrus zest. 2008 FIRESTONE RIESLING, $9.99 This is consistently one of the finest Rieslings coming out of California and is an exceptional value. It’s very floral on the nose, with lightly spicy rose petal, stone fruit and ripe melon. The racy fruit flavors are perfectly balanced by crisp citrus with apricot, white peach and blood orange coloring the palate and a nice kiss of lemon zest on the finish. 2007 LINCOURT CHARDONNAY, $15.99 This winery has a special connection for Foley: it’s named for his two daughters, Lindsay and Courtney. The chardonnay is made in a nicely understated style with smooth and subtle toasty oak. Green apple and tropical fruit aromas define the nose. On the palate there’s a definite richness from the 12 months it spends on the yeast. Elegantly structured, the sweet apple and pear flavors are enticingly fresh. Think you don’t like California chardonnay? Think again. —David Kirkpatrick

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FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE— First Flying M moves out to Canyon County and makes a home out of a former garage shop. Now that space is chock full of coolness in the form of a coffeeshop, gift shop and all-age art and music venue. Food selections to go along with the in-house roasted coffee include pastries made at the in-house bakery. 1314 Second St. S., SU Nampa, 208-467-5533. $ . 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. 16734 N. Marketplace Blvd., Nampa, . 208-466-3354. $ HOUSE OF KIM—Great food, topnotch service and unique ambience makes House of Kim worth a drive to Nampa. The food is fresh, portions are plentiful and the selections aren’t soaked in soy sauce. If that doesn’t get you to gas up the car, maybe this will: HOK offers spicy, spicy, spicy Thai options as well. 1226 1st St. S., Nampa, 208-466-3237. $$ . MONA LISA—This atmospheric restaurant specializes in fondue served in an intimate setting inspired by a single piece of art (you know the one). This isn’t just for fine dining—it’s positively decadent. Great for special occasions or when you just want to take your time over dinner. 102 11th Ave. N., Nampa, 208-4421400. $$$ RES SU. More listings and reviews at





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NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE Case No.: CV NC 1013872. A Petition to change the name of Wendy Suzanne Trammel born 8-21-1981, in Boise, Idaho, residing at 753 Stilson Rd #224, Boise, has been filed in Ada County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Wendy Suzanne Summers, because I would like to go back to my maiden name. The petitionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father is living. The petitionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock p.m. on September 14, 2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Jul. 16, 2010. By: Debra Urizar. Deputy Clerk. Pub. July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 2010.

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BRUCE: Charming tabby of 5. I find myself at Simply Cats awaiting my forever home. I have piercing green eyes that will steal your heart the moment you walk into the door. I enjoy relaxing in the sun and watching birds. I know I would make a great companion for someone. Could that be you?

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE Case No.: CV NC 1013009. A Petition to change the name of Michael Ray Crisman born 1018-1984, in Nampa, Id residing at 1836 E. Bergeson St., Boise, has been filed in Ada County District Court, Idaho. The name will change to Michael Ray Storm, because I do not feel a strong connection with the last name “Crisman,” and would like a stronger, more expressive name for myself and my family. The petitioner’s father is living. The petitioner’s mother is living. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on September 14, 2010, at the County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: July 12, 2010. By: Debra Urizar, Deputy Clerk.



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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): The ancient Greek god Dionysus did not, in fact, encourage people to get drunk, lose control and do stupid things. His preference was that they free themselves from their inhibitions by imbibing moderate amounts of alcohol. With this medicinal spur, they might get unstuck from their worn-out behavior patterns and invite doses of wildness into their lives. Healing was the intention, not craziness and frenzy. It is true that if someone was not willing to escape their rigidity—if they clung to their hidebound attitudes and refused to open up to the call of self-transformation—Dionysus might lure them into reckless inebriation. Keep these thoughts in mind in the coming weeks, Aries. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In her 1960 song “This Bitter Earth,” Dinah Washington sings, “If my life is like the dust that hides the glow of a rose / What good am I, heaven only knows.” I bring this to your attention, Taurus, because you now have the power to prove once and for all that your life is not like the dust that hides the glow of a rose. So please get out there and reveal the glory of the world you inhabit. Draw out and enhance the radiance of people you encounter. By week’s end, you may be able to say, as Washington does in the final line of the song, “This bitter earth may not be so bitter after all.”

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): For a special episode of her TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey wanted a stage set that was fabricated out of chocolate. It took workers 1,400 hours to construct it. When the day came to unveil the decadent monument, Oprah offered her audience members the chance to tear it apart, eat it and take it home as plunder. They dismantled it in half an hour. Let this be a cautionary tale, Leo. I dearly hope that the creation you’re beginning to work on will endure for a long time and continue to provide meaning and pleasure far past the time it makes its initial splash. Build your baby to last. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): New Age author Bob Frissell wrote a book called Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are. It contains a host of seemingly far-fetched theories about UFOs, crop circles, ascended masters, earth changes, and monuments on Mars, all of which adds up to a beguiling Theory of Everything about the hidden nature of reality. I see your life right now as having resemblances to this curious tome. If I had to give a title to the next chapter of your story, it might be “Nothing That’s Happening Will Make Much Sense Until It Has Finished Happening, Whereupon It Will Yield a Burst of Insight about the Big Picture of Your Destiny.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): My Sagittarius friend Lisa dreamed she was at a party with Jon Carroll, a writer she admires. In the dream, she managed to join a circle of people with whom he was conversing. Twice she tried to insinuate her way into the conversation with comments flattering to Jon. But he ignored her. Finally she opened an oversized picture book she had with her and showed him a striking photo of a huge nest containing a speckled, glittery dragon’s egg. This caught his eye. He took her by the arm to a table where they pored over this fascinating image together. Learn from Lisa’s dream, Sagittarius. To captivate the attention of the people you’re interested in, appeal not to their vanity but to their imagination. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Homeboy Industries is an organization in East Los Angeles that helps former gang members find jobs. One of its most successful programs has trained over a hundred ex-cons as solar panel installers. That’s the kind of dramatic conversion I’d like to see you make in your own life, Capricorn—getting face to face with the most messed-up part of yourself and conspiring to transform it into something brighter and more useful. Now would be an excellent time to dive into that worthy project.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): More than one-third of adults younger than 35 confess that right after making love, they tweet or textmessage or check their Facebook pages. In the coming week, I strongly advise you not to do that or anything remotely like that. You should give your best, brightest, most focused attention to every phase of every adventure you have. The foreplay and the aftermath are just as important to the total revelation as the height of the action. This is a time in your long-term cycle when you can’t afford to scrimp on completion and closure and resolution.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): One of the best ways to cultivate your own radiant brilliance or native talent is to look for excellence in other people. So if you suspect there’s some half-hidden or partially dormant reservoir of genius within you—a mother lode of intelligence that you have not been fully successful in tapping into—I suggest you make it a point to identify the genius in everyone you know. Whether it’s your cousin’s knack for flower arrangement or your co-worker’s telepathic capacity to read the moods of people she wants something from, you can fuel your own luminosity by noticing and appreciating others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’m all in favor of you pumping up your yearning and stoking the fires of your ambition and fantasizing in detail about a fantastic dream—on one condition: The object of your craving has to be real and achievable. It can’t be an impossible idol or remote delusion, nor can it be an escapist distraction. The longing you feel must empower you, not demoralize you. The vision that gets you activated each morning must be something you can actually manifest by carrying out a detailed, step-by-step master plan. If you’re willing to satisfy these provisions, you have my go-ahead to get more than a little wild with desire.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): August is Banish Your Superstitions Month, Cancerian. To celebrate this auspicious festival, purge yourself of every irrational belief and unfounded fear you can stand to live without. But also keep in mind that you may have to keep a crazy delusion or two, at least for a while. You’ve become so used to your chronic anxiety that it might be risky to get rid of it all at once. So proceed deliberately, casting off one false belief today and another quaint fallacy tomorrow and a third rotten figment of your imagination next week. By Sept. 1, you may be surprised to see how high you’ve ratcheted up your level of fearlessness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Imagine you and I and a bunch of our friends are 7 years old. We’re playing the rough game King of the Mountain on a huge pile of dirt. Since there are some girls among us, we’ve changed the name of the game to Awesome Magic Boss of the Mountain. Today, you’re the strongest one, warding off all challenges to your authority, pushing away everyone who tries to knock you off your place at the top. It’s like you have extra power you’ve never displayed before; as if you’re drawing on reserves of determination and stamina that were previously unavailable. I believe this is a metaphorically accurate portrayal of your actual life right now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When you try to communicate with a baby, you get nowhere if you talk as you normally do. Nor can you rely on your usual assumptions about human behavior as you read the baby’s verbal cues and body language. There’s a similar principle at work when you interact with animals: You have to speak a different language. And that brings us to your current challenge, Pisces. Life is currently sending you signals that will remain incomprehensible if you insist on interpreting them from the viewpoint of a rational adult. To decipher the encrypted code, you’ll have to get into a mindset that is equal parts child, animal and angel.



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Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 06  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 06  

Idaho's Only Alternative