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NO SOUP FOR YOU Whole Food’s big-box design has city saying no thanks ARTS 22
SEASON SPOTLIGHT BCT brings season full of debuts SCREEN 24
L’ARNACOEUR French ﬁlm is a Heartbreaker of a rom-com REC 26
FREESTYLE REBIRTH Could freestyle make a return to Bogus?
“They did all these crazy things to the statue.”
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NOTE AND ... WE’RE ... OUT ... This edition of Boise Weekly went to press four days earlier than usual. And since Monday, Oct. 11, about half of the Boise Weekly staff has been on vacation. Thing is, we’re a small company with an enormous workload. A few people doing a lot of work means that vacation days just keeping accruing and we often ﬁnd ourselves with months, in some cases, saved up at the end of the year. The vacation days continue to rack up, and when the ﬁrst semi-slowish week emerges from beneath the chaos, we all scramble to be the ﬁrst to request a week off. When a half-dozen requests came in almost simultaneously for this week, rather than duke it out in the ofﬁce Jell-O wresting pit over who would get to go and who would have to stay, we opted for the more civil—though slightly more insane—route: work really hard and fast a week in advance so that we could all take the week off. Last week was the real-world equivalent of hell week in college. We worked long and hard and long some more, but it’s a routine we’ve perfected after several years of shutting down the ofﬁce during the holidays. So if you haven’t heard from us this week, it’s because we’ve run off to various corners of the Northwest, or because we’re sleeping late, or because we’re pretending like e-mail was never invented. That said, there are a few people holding down the fort in the newsroom, so both Cobweb and Citydesk will be on their regular schedules with several updates daily. And the sales department will be cranking at full speed, so, of course, we’re still happy to take your money and book you an ad. And this, then, is a good place to remind you that we’ll be working a week ahead again in December. If you have an event you’d like us to know about or a listing you’d like us to include in our events calendar, start working ahead. It may be October in your world, but it’s January in ours. The sooner, the better. Other things coming up in the near future you’ll want to know about: Our annual Cover Auction happens Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Idaho State Historical Museum. We’re on year nine in total, year four at ISHM and in excess of $100,000 in proceeds. As always, auction proceeds fund BW’s private arts grant supporting individual artists and art organizations. Keep an eye out for details in the coming weeks. —Rachael Daigle
COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Joseph Cowman TITLE: Poesy MEDIUM: Watercolor
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ARTIST STATEMENT: I would like to inspire others to see the awe we all share, like the man in the portrait has done so beautifully for 92 years.
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HELLO STRETCH What’s 10-feet tall, 10-months old and ﬁlling a recently vacant position? His name is Jabari and he’s the latest giraffe to call Zoo Boise home. The giraffe track record at the zoo hasn’t been great, but we wish Jabari a long tenure. See Cobweb for details.
DID YOU PROMENADE? The ﬁrst ever Promenade Music Festival turned Boise into a mini SXSW last weekend with more then 100 bands offering up sweet, sweet music. If you missed any of the action, BW was out in force. Check Cobweb for reviews, videos, photos and interviews.
BOSCO WAS THE GAME-O Boise artists opened their inner sanctums last weekend, letting us mere mortals get a glimpse of how the magic happens. If you missed it, Cobweb has the inside scoop.
ON THE STUMP Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney hit town last week to stump for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. See what he had to say about welfare, the founding fathers and more at Citydesk.
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EDITOR’S NOTE 3 MAIL / MONDO GAGA 6 BILL COPE 7 TED RALL 8 NEWS Whole Food’s big-box design earns the specialty grocer a “no” from Boise P&Z 9 Debate over HJR4 and HJR5 10 CITIZEN 11 BW PICKS 12 FIND 13 8 DAYS OUT 14 SUDOKU 16 NOISE Menomena gets all grown up for the band’s latest album 19 MUSIC GUIDE 20 ARTS Boise Contemporary Theater’s new season goes in the spotlight 22 SCREEN Heartbreaker 24 REC Freestyle makes a slow return to Bogus 26 FOOD Two reviewers head to Bown Crossing to check out Locavore 28 BEER GUZZLER 33 CLASSIFIEDS 34 NYT CROSSWORD 36 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 38
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HIS CLIENT IS ‘OVER A BARREL’?! AN OIL BARREL OR A PORK BARREL MOST PROBABLY. ‘ECONOMIC HARDSHIP’? AGAIN, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BIG OIL HERE. HAS ANYONE HEARD THAT THEY ARE HARD UP LATELY?” —Mii, (boiseweekly.com, Citydesk, “Debate Over Mega-Loads Makes Its Way to Idaho’s High Court,” Oct. 6, 2010)
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Another Best of BW, another incredible display of why living in Boise is so great. Over the past decade, it is great to see folks investing in the local scene, and going to Bittercreek instead of TGIFridays. Thank you for the tremendous resource you put out each week and for all of the hard work put into the BOB. I think I will be hitting up every best o’ food location and then try to bike off the extra pounds by BOB 2011. —Jimmy Hallyburton, Boise
As one of the ﬁrst cases brought before the Affordable Care Act’s (aka “ObamaCare”) “Death Panel,” when I read Susan Johnson (Federal Health and Human Services Region 10) I had to laugh (boiseweekly.com, Citydesk, “Regional Health Director Tells Wasden to ‘Take a Breath,’” Sept. 23, 2010). Death Panel? You betcha. Last month I was sent from Alaska to the University of Washington and then Idaho for treatment and evaluation of liver damage
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due to autoimmune hepatitis (from the harassment by a former employer—a school district run by the city). When my employer found out about my condition, I was ﬁred four days later. Because COBRA insurance terminated, no medical institution wants to proceed with treatment until assured they will be paid. I have ﬁled for Social Security Disability, Medicaid, State Public Assistance, EEOC, Worker’s Compensation and the City Assembly. They were denied or are still in process. Unless Johnson wants to put her money where her mouth is and expedite my case, I will consider that she has voted against me in one of the ﬁrst “Death Panels.” —Eugenia Horne, Nampa
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JOB INSECURITY II
Badger rushes in where Cope fears to tread “Damnit, Cope! Are you going to nail him or not?” “Jeepers, Bob. I’ve already written two columns on Walt Minnick. There are only so many ways to say what a gawd-awful disappointment he turned out to be. What more do you want?” “For starts, you could announce that he doesn’t deserve your vote. You’re not gonna vote for him, are you?” “Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ...” (Fifteen minutes earlier, I’d hooked up with Cope in my favorite Sunday-go-to-meeting spot. It’s one of those frowzy mountain town bars where the ﬂoor boards are so warped you feel like you’ve been drinking since breakfast, and there’s always a urinal in the men’s room that somebody might have brought back from France after World War I. I’ve spent the summer camped out here in the upper altitudes, working out a master plan to de-baptize deceased Mormons in retaliation for them baptizing deceased non-Mormons. As a result, I haven’t paid much attention to the mid-term campaigns until just recently. On the day I called Cope to come up, I’d been watching the television next to the mothy elk’s head over the knotty pine bar and for the ﬁrst time, saw the Minnick ad that mocks Raul Labrador for providing legal assistance to illegal immigrants. Put me into one f***ing foul mood, let me tell you.) “... uuuuuuuuuuuuuh, well gosh, Bob. Walt isn’t the ﬁrst politician to make a few concessions to the other side. Heck, Even Frank Church had to play footsie with the gun nuts in order to get elected in this state.” “I don’t f***ing believe it! After all the moaning you’ve done about that Obamaback-stabbing, conservative-suck-up Minnick, you’re going to end up voting for him?” “Oh gee, Bob. Don’t yell at me. Here’s the deal … what’s a Democrat supposed to do in a situation like this? All we have is a choice between the Obama-back-stabbing, conservative-suck-up and a Republican. And from what I hear, not one of the good kind of Republicans, either. Besides, Walt makes the point that he was elected to serve all Idahoans. Not just the Democrats. And that’s a pretty good point, isn’t it, Bob? Isn’t it? That a Congressman has to represent his whole district? Even if it means abandoning the principles and values and hopes and dreams of all those people who put him into ofﬁce in the ﬁrst place?” “No! It’s a pretty f***ing bad point, Cope! You don’t ever hear Idaho Republican leaders saying how they were elected to represent the state’s Democrats, too. Do you? No, you don’t! And do you know why that is, Cope? Because Republicans don’t give a s*** about the state’s Democrats, and they don’t care who knows it. Which is exactly the reason guys like you and me vote for guys like Walt Minnick, to get some godWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
damn representation for our principles and values and hopes and dreams. But what does Minnick do? He wants to keep that job so goddamn bad, he goes down on all fours and barks like a poodle to convince Republicans he’s some kind of magical Democrat who can single-handedly thwart Obama’s agenda and throw a sack over Speaker Nancy Pelosi and keep everything running smoothly down the conservative track. He turns his back on every goddamn thing that makes a Democrat a Democrat and separates us from the Republicans. And then, come the next election, guys like you and me think we have no choice but to vote for him again. Well, I’m done with it, Buster! If he had supported Obama on even one of the major projects the president was pushing for ... health care, the stimulus, eliminating those tax cuts for the ﬁlthy rich or Wall Street regulation ... I’d vote for him. But not a one. He wussed out on every single thing this administration will be remembered for. And then he comes up with that television ad that’s plain old winkwink, chuckle-chuckle racism as far as I’m concerned. That did it for me! Minnick ain’t ever getting my vote again.” “Darn it all to heck, Bob. Is this what you wanted me to drive up here for? So you could tell me you won’t vote for Walt?” “Well, I ﬁgured if you weren’t going to say what needs to be said about the situation, I was going to try to talk you into letting me write one of your columns before election day. And I decided that would be easier to do if I sprang for a couple of Olys at 6,000 feet above sea level.” “You dirty dog, Bob! You brought me up here to get me drunk so you could schmooze me into taking over my column!” “Hey, who do you come sniveling to for help every f***ing time you don’t feel like doing your job? Me, that’s who! How many columns have I ﬁlled in for you? And I haven’t asked for a thing in return, have I? Not until now. And here you are, getting all pissy and ...” “OK, OK, OK! Geemony crimony, you can write a column. But Bob, you’ll keep the naughty words out of it this time, OK?” “Yeah. Sure.” “And Bob, what if you inﬂuence just enough disgruntled Democrats into not voting for Walt? And what if it tips the table just enough that Walt loses? And what if Raul Labrador turns out to be another Bill Sali or worse? Won’t you feel a little guilty?” “Nope. Cope, the way I see it, if we’re destined to send yet another embarrassing drone back to Washington who’s too chickens***t to buck Idaho’s prevailing ideological sludge and take the f***ing lead, I’d rather he comes from their side, not ours.” “Uh-huh. But, uh ... you’ll ﬁnd another way to put that, right? “Yeah. Sure.”
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An overview of the enthusiasm gap EUGENE, ORE.—Liberal Democrats are twice as likely as conservative Republicans to stay home this November. Establishmentarian liberals are urging left-of-center voters to ignore the president’s failure to deliver—and his refusal to try—on the issues they care about. “The biggest mistake we [Democrats] could make right now,” urged President Barack Obama last week, “is to let impatience or frustration lead to apathy and indifference— because that guarantees the other side wins.” “Impatience”? That implies there’s something to be impatient about. But liberals don’t see a slow process. They see no process. And what, exactly, is this “other side”? On issue after issue, Obama has cut-and-pasted George W. Bush’s Republican policies. Which isn’t surprising, given that he didn’t appoint a single liberal to his Cabinet. The real problem for the Dems is a perception gap. The Democratic Party leadership thinks it deserves credit. They think they’ve accomplished a lot. Loyal Democrats ask: Why are we still in Afghanistan and Iraq? Why is Guantanamo open? How come the president hasn’t come up with a program to replace millions of jobs? What’s the difference between you and the Republicans? A December 2009 piece by Frank Schaeffer titled “Obama Will Triumph—So Will America” perfectly summarizes the gap. Obama, wrote Schaeffer, “thoughtfully and decisively picked the best of several bad choices regarding the war in Afghanistan. “But that wasn’t good enough for his critics,” he laments. The best option in Afghanistan (as in Iraq)
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was and remains immediate withdrawal. But as we’ve learned from Bob Woodward’s latest inside-the-White-House tome Obama’s Wars, getting the hell out was never considered. So no, it’s not good enough. Schaeffer notes that Obama “gave a major precedent-setting speech supporting gay rights” and “banned torture of American prisoners.” Which is true. Sort of. But there was no substance behind the rhetoric. He could have signed an executive order abolishing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The torture “ban” exempts the CIA—the main agency responsible for “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Even in the four military branches, Matthew Alexander told The New York Times earlier this year, nothing much has changed: “If I were to return to one of the war zones today—as an Air Force ofﬁcer, I was sent to Iraq to head an interrogation team in 2006—I would still be allowed to abuse prisoners.” Schaeffer also claims that Obama “stopped the free fall of the American economy.” Say what? Been to a mall lately? The thing is, Schaeffer and his fellow Obama apologists believe this stuff. But no one else does. “We cannot sit this [election] out,” Obama said recently. “We can’t let this country fall backward because the rest of us didn’t care enough to ﬁght.” Dude, you didn’t ﬁght with a 59-41 Democratic Senate or a 255-178 Democratic House. You didn’t promise much and you didn’t even deliver on what you promised. Fight? Mr. President, you don’t know the meaning of the word.
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WHOLE FOODS ON HOLD Planning and Zoning denies rezone request TARA MORGAN
At 5:55 p.m. on Oct. 4, a line of Boise city Planning and Zoning commissioners shufﬂed to their seats as they do every week, some with Chinese take-out boxes balanced precariously on their laptops. Committee Chair Doug Russell breezed through the ﬁrst 12 items on the agenda with relative ease. But after most of the crowded room had cleared, a dozen or so folks remained to tackle the remaining items: three Developers had hoped to open a high-end grocery store and retail location on Broadway Ave. in two years. requests on behalf of natural foods grocery giant Whole Foods. The ﬁrst was to rezone a 5.6-acre plot at After Planning and Zoning closed public plan for the area. one of the busiest intersections in Boise— debate on the issue, commission member Anne “I think, as we’ve told the developer all the vacant triangle bordered by Broadway Barker made a motion, seconded by vice-chair along, we were in favor of considerably more Avenue and Front and Myrtle streets—from Brandy Wilson, to deny the request for a density on the site than they were proposing, R-ODD (residential ofﬁce with downtown rezone of the property. At this point, Duggan and in fact, we supported the previous iteradesign review) to C-4DD (planned comand Schlosser visibly slumped in their chairs. tion that they went through, and we were premercial with downtown design review). The “What I see here is a design that is entirely pared to do that again,” said CCDC Executive second request was for a conditional use driven by tenant requirements and is not based Director Phil Kushlan. “But with the fact that permit, and the third was a variance request upon what the city envisions for its downtown there was really no mechanism to assure that regarding surface parking. second phase—more density—being provided, redevelopment,” explained Barker. “For exIn 2007, Schlosser Development of Austin, ample, this proposal does not include missing we weren’t in a position of being able to supTexas, had received approval from Planning services and amenities that we would want to port the proposal as it was.” and Zoning to construct a similar, though see in the neighborhood, it is not a high-quality Schlosser, who has been working on the much more ambitious, project in the same urban design, it certainly is suburban in its spot. These previous plans included a 17-story project for ﬁve years, detailed his company’s design. It is a strict commercial development; it desire to move forward with phase one, residential and hotel component, along with is a big-box design.” ground level retail and structured parking. But unchanged. He explained that Whole Foods Commission member Jennifer Stevens requires traditional surface parking directly after the economic collapse, Schlosser went added that she doesn’t want our community to in front of the store’s primary entrance and back to the drafting table. be seen as obstructionist to the project—which compared the Boise project to the ﬂagship The new plans, as presented on Oct. would bring approximately 225 permanent Whole Foods location in downtown Austin, 4 by Schlosser’s Rick Duggan and Brad jobs to the area—explaining that the city’s which successfully incorporates those same Schlosser, split the project into two phases. vision for the area is not congruous with what design and parking elements. This project, he The ﬁrst phase would include a two-story, Schlosser presented. emphasized, is an opportunity for Boise to 35,000-square-foot grocery store with street “I think that what CCDC has made very “salvage fallow downtown property.” level parking and a drive thru, and a second “The fact of the matter is, we’d like to build clear in their comments is that we have a dif15,000-square-foot building to house another ferent vision for the city in this spot, and this what we showed you in 2007, but the market retailer. The second phase would potenis an opportunity for Whole Foods to capture did not bear out to tially include more the pedestrians from Boise State, the pedestribuild that project,” mixed-use structures, 2007 Proposal: ans from the Washington Plaza and the [Ada said Schlosser. “In like a hotel with a 17-story structure including grocery store, County] Courthouse, and what we see in front fact, on the way over restaurant, retail and hotel, 64 residential units, restaurant, retail of us is not a pedestrian-friendly environhere we discussed residential space, and and covered parking. ment,” said Stevens. that had we gone structured parking. 2010 Proposal: The committee voted 5-2 to deny the forward, it would’ve Prior to the Oct. 4 35,000-square-foot grocery store, rezone, with Russell and commission member been a fatal ﬂaw for meeting, Planning and 15,000-square-foot retail and surface parking. Jay Story supporting the rezone. Though most our ofﬁce. We simply Zoning’s own staff members expressed personal desires to have can’t afford to make recommended apWhole Foods in Boise, they ultimately couldn’t mistakes. Fortunately, we did not proceed to proving the rezone and the Conditional Use approve the project as presented. Wilson made build that project. We are back here in front Permit but denying the variance request. On a motion to deny approval of the CUP “with a of your commission—and in front of the City the other hand, Capital City Development Council, subsequently—hat in hand to ask you very heavy heart,” which passed unanimously. Corporation expressed overall unease about Planning and Zoning’s recomthe project’s low-density, big-box design, lack to give us what you gave us [in 2007] except mendations will now go before the with the understanding that with this round, of pedestrian friendliness and the visible surCity Council, which will vote on the world has changed. 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IDAHO SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT RACE MOVES TO FRONT BURNER The job pays more than $93,000. The position oversees an operating budget close to $2 billion. That includes more than 14,000 teachers and more than double that ﬁgure for administrative and non-certiﬁed personnel. There are hundreds of public schools spread across 115 districts in Idaho. But only 62 percent of those schools met Idaho goals for student proﬁciency in reading, math and language this year. And Idaho ranks near the bottom in national rankings of spending per student, about $6,500. These factors alone would make the race for Idaho’s School Superintendent of Public Instruction the mostly hotly contested race of 2010. Or so you might think. Unfortunately, with the exception of a few press conferences or fundraisers, the race has not registered a blip on the political Richter scale. That is until Oct. 5. Within a 12-hour period, Republican incumbent Superintendent Tom Luna and his Democratic opponent Dr. Stan Olson, former superintendent of the Boise School District, faced off in two debates with ver y different audiences, the ﬁrst hosted by Meridian School District No. 2 in conjunction with the Meridian Chamber of Commerce and the other by Idaho Public Television, broadcast live to the entire state from the Capitol. Both the afternoon and evening debates focused on the complex issue of ﬁnancing public schools. Stemming from a question about the shift from property tax support to the state’s general fund, both candidates proposed alternative revenue sources. Luna suggested an idea ﬂoated during the 2010 state legislative session, but unpopular with Republican leadership. “In the future, we have to start collecting tax on Internet sales. We have to make sure that the Tax Commission has adequate stafﬁng to make sure that people are paying their fair share,” said Luna. Olson supported the way funding has formerly been collected for schools: property tax valuation as revenue source: “It was the third leg of funding in this state,” said Olson. “It was predictable to a degree, but it was reliable.” In both the afternoon and evening debates, Luna’s driving points championed his experience. He continued to call his vision for public schools a “customerdriven education system,” and he touted the $100 million put into classrooms via programs like the Idaho
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Education Network and the Idaho Math Initiative. He stated that student achievement of deﬁned goals has risen from 26 percent three years ago to 62 percent now. He also quoted a study claiming that Idaho is ranked behind only eight other states in math achievement. “I don’t know where anybody got the idea that Idaho is not capable of being a national leader,” said Luna. Olson’s response to many of Luna’s claims and statistics was to “check the facts.” Olson said that not all statistics make Idaho look peachy: He claimed that high school graduates earning a college degree are at a low of 14 percent. He talked about helping immigrant families who aren’t even literate in their native language, pilot programs to help with early childhood education and his own examples of trimming costs. “I have a much different view of what Idaho is experiencing and where we are performance-wise,” said Olson. “We need to do a lot better.” A philosophical chasm between the two was exposed in discussions of charter schools. Luna said charter schools ser ve to provide options to parents when considering their children’s education. Olson said that the charter schools legislation—10 years old now—never fulﬁlled the intent of driving good ideas to the public classrooms. Olson retired as Boise School District superintendent earlier this year. His supporters say Luna has been at the helm as more than $120 million was slashed from the education budget. Luna countered that he was responsible for identifying inefﬁciencies in his own department, resulting in roughly $300,000 in savings over the years. Luna also said he’s been able to identify new sources of revenue such as funds from an endowment reserve fund from the Idaho Land Board. Olson also took on Luna’s support of Idaho’s Scholastic Aptitude Tests. “The ISAT is a low-bar performance exam. For us to be ‘proﬁcient,’ for our children to be ‘proﬁcient,’ they have to fall somewhere between a percentile of 13-23 percent,” said Olson. During the evening debate, a question e-mailed from a viewer asked if the two candidates would take the ISATs, showcase their scores and have their pay adjusted accordingly. Both candidates dodged the pay issue (though pay-for-performance for teachers did come up), with Olson admitting candidly that he’d decline the math section. “Math is an area I’ve struggled with all my life,” said Olson. “You say this test is such a low bar,” Luna charged, “and so easy, but it’s something you’d avoid taking. That’s because it’s difﬁcult, folks.” Idaho Public Television has scheduled two more live debates. First Congressional District incumbent Rep. Walt Minnick will face Republican challenger Raul Labrador and independent candidate Dave Olson on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m, and on Thursday, Oct. 28, Republican incumbent Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will face Democrat Keith Allred, Liberal Ted Dunlap, Independent Jana Kemp and Independent Pro-Life.
Dirt and gravel ﬁll the 5.6-acre lot on Broadway Ave. between Front and Myrtle streets. Ada County Highway District estimates that more than 30,000 vehicles pass by each weekday.
Schlosser Development can appeal the city’s decision or wait one year before 9 submitting the project to Planning and Zoning again. But should they drastically revise the project before that time, they won’t have to wait a year. “My guess is that they seem to be on a fairly aggressive time schedule because they were trying to get the ﬂoor-planning and
zoning done quickly as opposed to spending some more time with city staff and others to work out some of the issues,” said Kushlan. “That suggests that they may be on a tight time frame that an appeal would be a problem for.” Calls to Schlosser Development inquiring about the future of the project went unreturned.
AMENDMENT DEBATE HJR 4 and HJR 5 would allow debt without a vote CARISSA WOLF Two measures slated for the November ballot pits voters’ rights against economic development and could change the way hospitals and airports fund capital projects. A 2006 Idaho Supreme Court decision blocked the Boise airport from building a parking garage and halted the ability of airports and hospitals to incur debt without voters’ approval. Passage of HJR 4 and HJR 5 would allow governments to enter into longterm debt without voters’ approval. One of the proposal’s most vocal opponents said the resolutions would thwart voters’ rights. “No group came forward and said, ‘We’re tired of voting and want politicians to decide what to do with our money,’” said Boise Guardian editor, photojournalist and activist, David Frazier, who brought the case against the Boise airport to Idaho’s high court. “We would like to go back to the way we did business for 30 years without problems,” countered Toni Lawson, Idaho Hospital Association vice president of governmental relations. Measure HJR 4 allows public hospitals to
incur debt without an election to acquire facilities, equipment, technology and real property as long as other revenues—not taxpayer dollars—pay the bill. A second proposal, HJR 5 would allow airports to issue non-taxpayerbacked bonds for capital improvements without a vote. Lawson joined Boise Airport Commission Chair Paul Cunningham in defending the measures. Cunningham said a 20-year airport master plan predicts a 15 percent funding shortfall. “We need to have revenue bonds as a means to help,” he said. Proponents say the amendments don’t usurp voters’ rights as elections maintain ﬁscal accountability. Without passage of the amendment, Cunningham said voter-based ﬁnancial decisions “almost border on micromanaging very complex public institutions.” But Frazier said the status quo guards the voice of the voter. “The people have a right to weigh in on how their money is being spent, regardless of the source.” Frazier said. “All I’m asking for is that safeguard.”
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Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up inside Yosemite National Park. There are a few residences there. Nobody would ever listen to my complaints about my childhood. I went to college at Fresno State. Please don’t hold that against me. I’ve actually made money wagering in favor of Boise State over the last few years. I’ve been a big fan from afar. What’s your professional background? I spent 10 years in sales and marketing in the automotive industry, working for Ford and American Honda in Arizona and California. I then took a big leap to become director of sales and marketing for a ski area in Cedar City, Utah. I then took a job as economic development director for that region. I was next recruited to become the CEO and president of the New Mexico Partnership. How is the New Mexico Partnership similar to BVEP? The mission is very similar in that it is to
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Clark Krause has only been on the job a few weeks, but he needs to get to know the area very well, very fast. It’s his job to sell the Boise Valley to some of the biggest companies in the nation. Krause is the new executive director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. BVEP sells the rest of the nation on Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Star, Garden City and Emmett. There’s very little clutter and few accoutrements in Krause’s Fifth Street ofﬁce, but he does have a couple of yo-yos on his credenza. Krause says that some of his former workers wanted to give him something to do with his hands because he constantly paces. BW got him to sit still for a few minutes.
attract jobs and industry to the area. However, the area was not a region but rather the whole state. I was to create 2,200 jobs a year. Your contract actually contained those numbers? They were accountable, measurable goals. It included how many leads we would produce, how many site visits were made, how many projects we brought in, and how many jobs we would create. Would you recommend that for BVEP? Deﬁnitely. When I ﬁrst got here, I said we needed to create accountable, measurable goals for the organization. It gives you laser direction versus a day when you end up doing a whole lot of warm-and-fuzzy stuff. I ﬁnd that it’s much better to have very speciﬁc goals, not only for yourself, but also for people that are a part of your mission, whether they be investors or a business that you’re working with. Is that something you expect to make formal at BVEP in the near future? Yes, absolutely. We’re setting those goals currently. How are you funded? For our ﬁrst ﬁve years, which are now coming to an end, BVEP has been a separately funded division of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. That was $5 million for ﬁve years. Now, we’re entering a second phase. And the fund-raising component of that mission will begin soon. We’ll be going out asking for support: investments, pledges and memberships. The campaign hopes to bring in about $4.5 million for the next ﬁve years.
What’s a sales mission like for you? We’ll meet with 15 to 20 companies within a week. We’ll have pre-set appointments to go to a corporate headquarters to meet with a “c” level executive. It’s bam, bam, bam, all day long, all week long. We’ll do that six times a year. What’s a “c” level executive? A chief executive ofﬁcer or chief operating ofﬁcer. Some companies even have a chief asset manager or a whole corporate group that manages site selections and real estate. In addition to helping to sell the valley, you may have some inﬂuence in how the region might change to attract more businesses. This area is unmatched for livability. I get a better and better feeling every day I’m here, and I’ve only been here a few weeks. Having said that, my job is to cobble deals together and get them to the ﬁnish line. That takes effort on everyone’s behalf. There are over 6,000 organizations across the country doing what we do. We have great communities and a wonderful lifestyle. But a lot of other communities have substantive war chests. Sometimes putting a deal together means free land, abatements, non-interest loans, sometimes even cash up front. It will be a big challenge here, pushing the envelope and getting people outside of their comfort zones and really understanding what it’s going to take to get to the ﬁnish line.
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FRIDAY OCT. 15 music BOB SCHNEIDER AT NEUROLUX Sean Christoper Lewis does a bang-up job in Killadelphia.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY OCT. 13-14 theater KILLADELPHIA Lennon and McCartney. Sonny and Cher. DeGeneres and Heche. The entertainment world might as well be redubbed Splitsville. But with the exception of Anne Heche, everyone on that list produced arguably better work post-split, even if it’s not the work they’re best known for. Yes, that includes Wings. Is it a rule that artists will strike more gold once they go solo? Who knows. But Boise will soon get the chance to see if the parts equal more than the whole with Killadelphia: Mixtape for a City, the ﬁrst project from Nick Garcia and Hollis Welsh, who recently split from Alley Repertory Theater to form their own company, Welsh/Garcia Productions. The show is an award-winning, one-man, touring show by New York City-based writer and performer Sean Christopher Lewis and takes a documentary-style look at the skyrocketing murder rates Philadelphia experienced in 2008. Lewis adopts numerous personas, each with their own take on why and how the phenomenon came to pass. The play won the 2010 National New Play Network Smith Prize and a Barrymore Nomination for Best Collaboration from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Wednesday, Oct. 13-Thursday, Oct. 14, Monday, Oct. 18-Thursday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., $10, $7 students. Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
THURSDAY OCT. 14 wine GRAPES AGAINST WRATH Though he lacks the name recognition of Hulk Hogan, real connoisseurs
of professional wrestling hold Mick Foley in far higher esteem. His wrestling personas Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love were routinely savaged with thumbtacks, barbed wire and folding chairs. But Foley sur vived to become wrestling commissioner and pen four best-selling books. In an excerpt from his
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newest book, Countdown to Lockdown, recently posted on slate.com, Foley discusses his weekly volunteer work with victims of rape and domestic violence. And in a recent video inter view with jezebel.com, he fur ther discusses societal responsibility for a culture that allows such behavior. Though the average
On Austin, Texas, bad-boy balladeer Bob Schneider’s website, you can stream his entire new album Lovely Creatures, complete with his hilariously dorky commentary on each track. Things start out with Schneider’s terrible impersonation of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins and quickly turn to talk of buying cigarettes and 40s of Country Club malt liquor in downtown Austin, “For $5, I could get 80 ounces of delish, bev-rage,” which inﬂuenced his hit track “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet).” And though Schneider shows his soft side when describing weeping while Patty Grifﬁn was singing on the track “Changing Your Mind,” the most what-the-what moment of his commentary comes when he talks about the inspiration behind “The Bringdown.” During a make out sesh in high school, he details “rummaging around in not one, but both, of the junk drawers that are down there.” You’ll have to listen to the rest of the commentary yourselves to ﬁgure out where “the bringdown” comes in. Cough. Schneider’s goofy/cocky personality shines during his live sets, which include these new tracks along with old favorites like “Big Blue Sea,” “The World Exploded Into Love” and “Bullets” off his 2001 breakout album Lonelyland. You can catch Schneider’s fast-talking, Latintinged Americana at Neurolux on Friday, Oct. 15. 9 p.m., $18 adv., $20 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.
person doesn’t have as much impact as Mick Foley, his advocacy and action still set a positive example for others to follow. Boiseans, wrestling fans and ever yone else can follow Foley’s lead by attending the Ninth Annual Grapes Against Wrath event on Thursday, Oct. 14. It’s an evening of wine and live jazz with the proceeds going to Idaho Par tners Against Domestic Violence, who operate prevention programs and help provide legal ser vices for victims. 6-8:30 p.m., $35 adv., $40 door. Barber Park Event Center, 4049 S. Ecker t Road, idahopar tners.org.
FRIDAYSATURDAY OCT. 15-16 drag LIPSINC! October naturally lends itself to what the three members of LipsInc! do best—dressing up. When Martini, Gina Te and Victoria decide to get their ghoul on, watch out. Things are bound to get loud. And rowdy. And crazy-fun. The theme of this year’s annual Halloween LipsInc! show at the Balcony is “Nightmare on Eighth
Street.” The ladies, plus special guest Marilyn, are dying to make you howl with laughter as they sing and dance their way into your hearts and nightmares with numbers specially produced around the theme. They are going all out with this one, with costume and makeup changes—which is a big deal if you’ve already spent more time on your makeup than Freddy spent haunting your dreams after you saw Nightmare on Elm Street for the ﬁrst time. The professional female impersonation troupe, including producer Doug Flanders, has been a longtime favorite at the Balcony WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Trey McIntyre Project is still riding high after not only a couple of positive New York Times reviews, but also a recent performance at the Hollywood Bowl, where they performed Ma Maison as part of the Jazz at the Bowl in front of 7,000 audience members. “I think a lot of people came to that not knowing about the Trey McIntyre Project. The dancers came out in their skeleton masks and people ﬂipped out,” said TMP Artistic Director Trey McIntyre en route from Washington, D.C. The company will bring all of that electric energy to the Saturday, Oct. 16, show at the Morrison Center, “Hometown Homecoming,” which includes an encore of Arrantza, another performance of the popular Wild Sweet Love (which is set to the music of Queen, Lou Reed, The Partridge Family and more) and the Boise premiere of Pork Songs. Pork songs? “It originally came from a piece I made for Ballet Memphis,” McIntyre said. “They have four different local chefs make four courses, and then they commission a work about each food course. The only thing I could glean from the chef was that he was using pork. So I started searching for music that was pork- related.” And from that came Pork Songs, an 11-minute-long piece about a ballerina and a pig going to slaughter, featuring graceful TMP dancer Annali Rose dressed in a pink tutu (a costume not common in TMP per formances) and the other members of the company dressed in eerie Edward Gorey-inspired blackand-white. And this is why we’re glad they always come home. 8 p.m., adults $35-$57, children (high school age and under) $20-$42, seniors (ages 62 and older) $20-$42. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate.edu. To purchase tickets, call 208-426-1494 or visit treymcintyre.com or idahotickets.com.
in downtown Boise. Flanders has been an active public ﬁgure in the local gay community for years, working for causes and participating in shows that help fund scholarships and AIDSrelated programs. Once the
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We’ve all driven down Harrison or Warm Springs Boulevards with our noses pressed to the car window, trying to imagine what life might be like sipping champagne in the master suite Jacuzzi or swinging from the diamond-encrusted chandeliers. Luckily, Preservation Idaho has made it possible to cross those opulent thresholds and peek inside with the Heritage Homes Tours. This month’s tour is a bit of a departure from the previous seven tours in that it’s the ﬁrst time the tour will swing up to the Bench. On Sunday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you can pick up a map at the Boise Depot to seven homes in the Crescent Rim Historic Neighborhood and embark on your self-guided home exploration. “The tour starts at the Depot, but then on either side of the Depot, both to the west and to the east, there will be homes,” said Preservation Idaho’s Dan Everhart. “The oldest is a house that’s from 1905, but it’s kind of the exception … The rest of the houses were built after about 1928 or so.” Everhart describes most of the homes as “period revival,” meaning their designers tried to replicate classic architectural styles. “In the 1920s and ’30s, the trend in architecture, in particular home design, was to make everything … ﬁt into a particular theme,” said Everhart. “There was the Spanish revival and the Tudor revival and the English Cottage revival. All of these houses ﬁt into that revival-style period except for the one from 1905.” The tour takes approximately two hours, and all tourgoers must check in at the Depot no later than 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $20 Preservation Idaho members, $25 nonmembers. Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace, 208-424-5111, preservationidaho.org.
Boise State. Just don’t pull a Mike Myers and go all stalker on her. Traditionally the Halloween shows sell out fast, so reser vations are recommended.
As you ﬂipped through this year’s Readers’ Choice Best of Boise winners, you probably noticed a trend in the Dining and Nightlife categories. Red Feather Lounge and Bittercreek Ale House totally killed. The Eighth Street local-foods-focused restaurants swept up with six awards, including Best Local Martini, Best Place for Cocktails and Best Local Bartender. It’s no surprise, then, that the cocktail gods recently released the second edition of their boozy Bible: The Red Feather and Bittercreek Drinkbook. The recipe collection features a cocktail timeline dating back to 2000, when Bittercreek ﬁrst introduced distilled spirits to their drink menu. The timeline twists through 2002’s complicated Edison Goombay Smash with Appleton Gold, Gosling’s Dark, lime, pineapple, coconut cream, Cointreau and Angostura bitters to 2009’s Rye Knot with Old Overholt Rye, honey cordial, lemon, chili-infused Peychaud’s and Fernet-Branca. The Drinkbook proRED FEATHER LOUNGE gresses into drinks inspired 246 N. 8th St. by places—West Coast, 208-429-6340 classic American and far justeatlocal.com away places. Then it moves into a section on “In-ﬂight Upgrades,” which offers ways to cut costs or up the price on three cocktails—Paradise in Naranja, Brandy Daisy and The Sazerac. The book also features a table that charts the evolution of cocktails from “radiant species” to “native polymorphism,” before ﬁnishing off with a list of May Martini Mix-Off winners and losers and a page of guilty-pleasure dessert martinis. So if you want to sample the Best of Boise cocktails without changing out of your sweatpants—and are willing to learn how to properly slap mint and invest some serious coin into infused bitters—then pick up a copy of the of The Red Feather and Bittercreek Drinkbook for free at Red Feather Lounge. —Tara Morgan
Friday, Oct. 15-Saturday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, $15. The Balcony, 150 N. Eighth St., 208-368-0405, lipsinc.net.
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THE GOOD BODY—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
THE GOOD BODY—Alley Repertory Theater presents a play by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues. Pay what you can tonight only. 7 p.m. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
GRAPES AGAINST WRATH—The Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence hosts a wine-tasting event to beneﬁt victims of domestic violence. See Picks, Page 12. 5:30-8 p.m. $35-$40, idahopartners.org. Barber Park Education and Event Center, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise, 208-577-4577.
KILLADELPHIA—See Wednesday. See Picks, Page 12. 7:30 p.m., $10, $7 students, Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3850111, thelinenbuilding.com.
KILLADELPHIA—Oneman touring show from Sean Christopher Lewis about Philadelphia’s unusually high murder rates in 2008. See Picks, Page 12. 7:30 p.m., $10, $7 students, Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3850111, thelinenbuilding.com. THE KRUMBLIN FOUNDATION— Satire in which a wealthy widow tries to start an arts foundation to transform her hometown into a cultural Mecca. 8 p.m. $15-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-442-3232, bctheater.org.
Workshops & Classes LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR YEAR-ROUND APPEAL—Learn how to keep your garden beautiful year-round. Preregistration is required. 6:30 p.m. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Literature READING & SIGNING BY DAVID HERLIHY—Author David Herlihy will sign and read from his novel The Lost Cyclist. 7 p.m. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, rdbooks.org.
Sports & Fitness ROCK ON WITH YOUR TAPE ON—Learn about the beneﬁts of kinesiotaping for athletic performance and injury treatment. RSVP to 433-9211. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Therapeutic Associates, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Suite 114, Boise, 208-433-9211, therapeuticassociates.com.
Citizen BOISE COFFEE PARTY—Discussion of issues and actions surrounding education and the election in November. See coffeepartyboise.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. The Fixx, 224 10th St., Boise, 208-331-4011.
Kids & Teens MAKE AND TAKE WEDNESDAYS—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older held in the Secret Garden. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., 208-4722940, gardencity.lili.org.
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THE KRUMBLIN FOUNDATION— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-442-3232, bctheater.org.
Food & Drink On Stage BYE BYE BIRDIE—Classic musical comedy based on Elvis’s entry into the Army, performed over dinner. 7 p.m. Price varies. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-3850021, kedproductions.org.
BEER AND WINE TASTINGS— Sample a rotating selection of European wines and beers. See website for more info. 5-8 p.m. $10. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208658-1364, tresbonnescuisine. com.
NOISE/CD REVIEW HOUSEFIRE: HOUSEFIRE Looking to get amped up for a marathon with super highenergy beats that will get your blood pumping and heart racing? Then Houseﬁre is not the band for you. Searching for a non-medicinal cure for insomnia, contemplating heavy ontological questions or reﬂecting on a recent breakup? The ﬁve tracks on their selftitled EP will mellow you out faster than anything that can be put on a prescription pad. This Portland, Ore.-based crew can be most easily labeled as an indie/electronica hybrid. The drawn-out, near-whiney vocals coupled with layers of classic indie rock sounds and eerie electronic tones make this band easily comparable to uberfamous Radiohead. In fact, “Karma Police” and “Fake Plastic Trees” could play right alongside Houseﬁre without missing a beat. Listeners can expect well-crafted (although occasionally indecipherable) lyrics from Houseﬁre. On the opening track “Mystery Thrill,” a near-whisper asks, “How many times have I told you before / the path you choose is not yours?” There isn’t any mention of tippin’ in da club or sitting at a country bar in Houseﬁre’s songs. They deal with slightly deeper subject matter, like on “Compulsion,” when the songster says, “Couldn’t ﬁnd me /couldn’t ﬁnd me / ’til you ﬁnd yourself.” Although Houseﬁre does well as a troupe of lyrical poets, every track includes lengthy instrumental intervals. “White Cloud, Grey Sky” has no vocals at all. As a matter of fact, vocals don’t make much of an appearance before the twominute mark on this EP. And the tracks follow a formula: Each begins with a simple sound—a drum, a guitar, something that would announce the arrival of an ice cream truck—then layers of electronic sounds, more instruments and then the vocals. Overall, this EP is like a ﬁve-act play in that each song connects nicely with the next. —Sheree Whiteley WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT HEARTY SOUPS FOR THE SOUL—Chef Randy King will demonstrate how to make hearty fall soups and stews. E-mail email@example.com for more info. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50, $40 for Boise Co-op members. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-368-0649.
Odds & Ends BEER PONG TOURNAMENT— DJs PositivID and Venus Fluxtrap at 9 p.m. and $5 pitchers. 8 p.m. Dino’s, 4802 Emerald
Art RECEPTION FOR THE PAPER BAG PROJECT—Artist lecture for ”The Paper Bag Project,” which examines the social effects of skin tones as they relate to paper grocery bags. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Student Union Lookout Room, Boise State, Boise, 208426-2468.
Literature POETRY READING—Host Scott Berge invites poets to share their own work or favorite poems during a fun night of poetry readings. 6:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail ScottBerge@ live.com. FREE. Alia’s Coffeehouse, 908 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-1299.
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SMART WOMEN SMART MONEY—Conference for women to improve their money-management skills. 8 a.m.-4:40 p.m. FREE. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, boisecentre.com.
BYE BYE BIRDIE—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Curtain at 8 p.m. Price varies. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.
Animals & Pets TREASURE VALLEY DOG SHOWS—55th annual American Kennel Club Show. Fun for the whole family. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 ind., $10 family. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, expoidaho.com.
FRIDAY OCT. 15 Festivals & Events MICHELLE BARKER MEMORIAL SKYDIVE BOOGIE—Sky diving, mechanical bull riding, music, food, monster truck rides and pumpkin throwing. Proceeds go to beneﬁt the Michelle Barker Memorial Skydive Fund. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Call for prices. Skydive Idaho, 24005 N. CanAda Road, Star, 1-800-SKYDIVE, skydive-idaho.com.
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DEATH AND TAXES—In this production by Boise Little Theater, an IRS agent is murdered and the entire city council seems to know something about it. 8 p.m., $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. THE GOOD BODY—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com. THE KRUMBLIN FOUNDATION— See Wednesday. See Picks, Page 12. $15-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-442-3232, bctheater.org. LIPSINC!—Professional female impersonator troupe LipsInc! presents “Nightmare on 8th Street,” a Halloween-inspired drag show. 7:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., second ﬂoor, Capitol Terrace, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub. com. MR. MARMALADE—Black comedy about a precocious 4-year-old girl who has a frighteningly active imagination and an imaginary friend named Mr. Marmalade. E-mail email@example.com for more info. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 at the door. Idaho Outdoor Association. Grange Hall, corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise.
Concerts EIGHTH BLACKBIRD—Grammywinning sextet of ﬂute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion performs. Part of the Boise Chamber Music Series. Call 208426-1216 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609. HANNAH’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—Celebrate Hannah’s 32nd year in downtown with happy hour prices all day. Marcus Eaton plays at 7 p.m. 3 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. LANGROISE TRIO CONCERT— String trio performs. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 students and seniors. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116.
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FREDDY’S FRIDAYS—Free admission to the Discovery Center. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., 208-343-9895, scidaho.org. LOCK-IN FOR KIDS—Sleep-over party includes movies, swimming, games and pizza. Kids ages 6-12 are supervised by male and female counselors all night. Bring a sleeping bag, swim suit, towel and pajamas. Pick up at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. 7 p.m. $19-$22. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
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8 DAYS OUT PARENT SURVIVAL NIGHT— Drop your children off so you can enjoy some adult time while your children get quality kid time in a safe, fun, familiar place. Instructors guide them through an evening of physical activities, music and fun with their gym friends. 6-9:30 p.m. $20-$25. Little Gym, 2337 S. Apple St., Boise, 208-424-0486, thelittlegym.com/boiseid.
Animals & Pets TREASURE VALLEY DOG SHOWS—See Thursday. 8 a.m.5 p.m. $5 individual, $10 family. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, expoidaho.com.
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT—Boise-based, internationally renowned dance troupe the Trey McIntyre Project will be strutting their stuff. See Picks, Page 12. 8 p.m. $20-$57. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, mc.boisestate.edu.
VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages, no partner required. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com.
GET MOVING BOOT CAMP FOR THE CURE—Exercise to raise money for the cure in this 45-minute ﬁtness session. All ﬁtness levels welcome, must be at least 12 years old. Email knockoutbodybootcamps@gmail. com for more info. 9:30-11 a.m. $15-$25. Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., cityofboise.org/parks.
LANGROISE TRIO CONCERT— The trio kicks off the 2010 season. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Langroise Recital Hall, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., College of Idaho campus, Caldwell, 208-459-5011.
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SATURDAY OCT. 16 Festivals & Events CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Open-air market with all manner of local food and products from fresh vegetables to fresh doughnuts. Live music plus local arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown at Eighth and Idaho streets, Boise.
GLUTEN-FREE BREAKFAST CLASS—Chef Chris Zahn will discuss baking techniques in preparing gluten-free meals. He will prepare German apple pancakes and mufﬁns. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-368-0649.
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DIVIDE AND CONQUER GARDENING CLASS—Vicki Henderson, University of Idaho advanced master gardener, will teach how to divide perennials to invigorate their growth. Bring your gardening tools. Preregistration is required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 member, $20 nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
BYE BYE BIRDIE—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Curtain at 8 p.m. Price varies. Knock ’Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, kedproductions.org.
SQUIRREL NUTS ACTING CLASSES—Introduction to the world of theater for children ages 6-8. 9-9:50 a.m. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org.
MICHELLE BARKER MEMORIAL SKYDIVE BOOGIE—See Friday. Call for prices. Skydive Idaho, 24005 N. Can-Ada Road, Star, 1-800-SKYDIVE, skydive-idaho. com.
Kids & Teens ACTING UP! CLASSES— Classes for children ages 9-12, 10-11:50 a.m., teen classes are noon-2 p.m. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. WATERSHED WEEKEND: GREEN HALLOWEEN—Halloween-themed arts and crafts, face painting and parade followed by a “haunted” wastewater tour. Tours depart at noon and 1 p.m. and are limited to the ﬁrst 40 people. Ages 5 and older. Closetoed shoes required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-489-1284, cityofboise.org/ Bee/WaterShed.
Odds & Ends BORG MEETING—Boise Robotics Group meetings at the Discovery Center of Idaho. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. boiseroboticsgroup. org. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895.
DEATH AND TAXES—See Friday. 8 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. FAMILY SERIES BALLET—Hourlong interactive introduction to the ballet for children and their families. For more info or to purchase tickets call 208343-0556. Noon. $10. Esther Simplot Center for the Performing Arts, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-9116. THE GOOD BODY—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com. THE KRUMBLIN FOUNDATION—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $15-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-442-3232, bctheater.org. LIPSINC!—See Friday. See Picks, Page 12. 7:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., second ﬂoor, Capitol Terrace, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub. com. MR. MARMALADE—See Friday. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 at the door. Idaho Outdoor Association. Grange Hall, corner of Brazil and Wright streets, Boise. Dude Howdy by Steve Klamm was the 1st place winner in the 8th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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FIRE TRUCK PULL CHALLENGE—The ultimate tug-of-war challenge. Proceeds beneﬁt Special Olympics Idaho. For more info and to register visit idso. org. 9 a.m. $50. Krispy Kreme, 1525 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-846-8500.
THE YALE WHIFFENPOOFS—Featuring singers from Boise, Borah, Capital and Timberline high schools. Concert to beneﬁt choral arts in Boise Schools. For more info visit whiffenpoofs.com. 8 p.m. $10-$25. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre. net.
Animals & Pets COSTUME SHOW AND ADOPTA-THON—Second annual Furry Couture Show and 50 percent off purchases. Proceeds go to Northwest Animal Companions. Animals will be on hand to adopt. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. ReStyle Thrift Store, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-429-6600, nacrescue.org/restyle-thriftstore/.
MONDAY OCT. 18 Workshops & Classes VASECTOMY INFORMATION CLASS—Info on permanent birth-control method for men. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Central District Health Department, 707 N. Armstrong Pl., Boise, 208-375-5211, cdhd.idaho.gov.
Workshops & Classes BOB ROSS STYLE PAINTING—Taught by a certiﬁed Bob Ross instructor, this oil painting class is suitable for beginners. All supplies included to complete an 18” x 24” landscape painting in class. Register for one or all of the classes. E-mail derooyd@ cityofnampa.us to register. Noon4 p.m. $45. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
MINI MODEL HORSE SHOW— Model horse show. Family-friendly. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $35. Cloverdale Church of God, 3755 S. Cloverdale Rd., Boise, 208-362-1700, cloverdalechurch.org. TREASURE VALLEY DOG SHOWS—See Thursday. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 ind., $10 family. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208287-5650, expoidaho.com.
Odds & Ends HERITAGE HOME TOURS—Tour Boise’s historic Crescent Rim homes. See Picks, Page 12. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20-$25, preservationidaho.org. Boise Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.
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MICHELLE BARKER MEMORIAL SKYDIVE BOOGIE—See Friday. Call for prices. Skydive Idaho, 24005 N. Can-Ada Road, Star, 1-800-SKYDIVE, skydive-idaho. com.
TREASURE VALLEY DOG SHOWS—See Thursday. 8 a.m.5 p.m. $5 ind., $10 family. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., 208287-5650, expoidaho.com.
SUNDAY MARKET—Find locally produced food and goods, including local arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, food and drink, live music and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
Citizen NETWORKING JOB CLUB—Networking Job Club meets to offer leads, tips, insights and ideas with focus on career assessment, ﬁnding the hidden job market, networking, internet success, developing a successful resume and interview coaching. Facilitator and guest speakers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-0011. SERVING UP WISHES—The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Boise State University Athletics pair up for a social event that includes visiting with student athletes who are each assigned a wish child. They compete for “Wish Bucks” in an effort to raise money for their assigned child. Dinner, a live auction and a presentation from a featured wish child round out this high-energy event. To reserve a spot contact 208-345-9474 or email@example.com. 5:30 p.m. $150. Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State football stadium, Boise.
Odds & Ends SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING—Get a workout, socialize, have an excuse to wear a kilt and get in touch with your Scottish roots (if you’ve got them) during this weekly class. 7:159:15 p.m. $5, $4 for members. Eagle Performing Arts Center, 149 W. State St., Eagle, 208338-4633, epacdance.com.
EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city
TUESDAY OCT. 19 On Stage THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW—Boise Contemporary Theater children’s reading series. 2 p.m. $8-$12. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-442-3232, bctheater.org.
Food & Drink A MAYLASIAN CURRY DINNER—Chef Derek Selbo will demonstrate how to prepare spring rolls, Malaysian chicken curry and rice, fried banana fritters and Rojak. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50, $40 for Boise Co-op members. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., 208-368-0649. TUESDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET—5-7 p.m. North End Organic Nursery, 2350 Hill Road, 208-389-4769.
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ROCK THE GREEN VOTE—Concert to beneﬁt Conservation Voters of Idaho featuring Bill Coffey, New Transit, Tim Willis and Audra Connelly. 6:30 p.m. $10. VAC, 3638 Osage St., 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
MAKE AND TAKE WEDNESDAYS—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older held in The Secret Garden. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, gardencity.lili.org.
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SCIENCE CAFE—Discovery Center of Idaho hosts an open dialogue on current research being conducted at Boise State regarding air quality, asthma and health. Held in the basement of Red Feather Lounge. 7-9 p.m. FREE, 208-343-9895, Ext. 245, boiseastro.org. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise.
IMPROV MADNESS—Develop timing, conﬁdence, learn to follow instincts and take risks in this popular adult class. Beginners welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www. boiselittletheater.org.
WEDNESDAY OCT. 20
ON GOING Festivals & Events HAUNTED WORLD—The Northwest’s largest outdoor haunted spot. Tour the haunted grounds including a corn maze, dungeons, barnyard and hostel. Monday-Saturday, various times. $18, hauntedworld. org. Buy discounted tickets at Boise Weekly. Call 208-344-2055. SCARECROW STROLL—Stroll the garden to view and vote for the most creative scarecrow. $2-$4, Members and 5 and younger FREE. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. Visit boiseweekly.com to vote on your favorite scarecrow.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE: HARLEM RIVER BLUES On Stage THE KRUMBLIN FOUNDATION—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-442-3232, bctheater.org. THE LIAR—Eagle High School presents Carlo Goldoni’s play about a man who can’t tell the truth when a lie suits him better. 7 p.m. $4. Eagle High School, 574 N. Park Lane, 208-9392189, ehsmeridianschools.org.
Food & Drink DRINKING LIBERALLY—Leftleaning individuals gather to talk politics, share ideas and inspire change. The event is a project of Living Liberally, an organization that is all for fostering progressive communities through social networks. 7 p.m. drinkingliberally.org. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620.
Workshops & Classes CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE CLASS—Learn how to boost your immunity with Chinese herbal therapy. Preregistration is required. 6:30 p.m. $15 member, $20 nonmember. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. MAKE A HAPPY BAG TOTE— Learn basic sewing skills and make your own tote bag. E-mail derooyd@cityofnampa. us for more info. 1-4 p.m. $40, bluebirdquiltstudio.com. Bluebird Quilt Studio, 1309 2nd St. S., Suite A, Nampa, 208-467-4148.
Green TREASURE VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY—Monthly meeting of orchid aﬁcionados. 7 p.m. Club House at Signature Point Apartments, 3509 N. Cole Road, Boise, treasurevalleyorchidsociety.org.
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Not every new artist or album has to be the ﬂavor of the moment. A corollary to this is that traditional forms became traditional for a reason: They work. These facts have not escaped Justin Townes Earle, whose latest album, Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot Records), could be shot back in time and played on the radio at any point in the last 50 years without raising eyebrows, although the occasional profanity and reference to modern tech would need cutting. His solid set tours through a number of Americana genres—rockabilly, folk, blues, country—and puts his plaintive voice and songwriting skills to good use. In fact, between his well-chosen backing band (including Jason Isbell, former bassist for the Drive-By Truckers) and his keen grasp of the Americana musical vocabulary, this reviewer was astonished to ﬁnd all the songs on this disc were written by Earle. Given the sonic range displayed here, from the Southern-fried gospel leanings of the title track to the mournful Woody Guthrie vibe of “Workin’ for the MTA” to the piano-driven balladry of the lovely “Rogers Park,” that says something. Earle may not have the lyrical wit and bite of his namesake, the great Townes Van Zandt, but with the deep mastery he displays on every single track, who gives a rat’s ass? Of course, if you don’t care for Americana, this won’t be your cuppa joe. It’s also not going to ﬂoat your boat if you want more upbeat music; while “One More Night in Brooklyn,” “Move Over Mama” and “Ain’t Waitin’” are jaunty up-tempo numbers (complete with peppy harmonica and electric guitars, in the case of “Ain’t Waitin’”), most of the other tracks are darker and slower, although “Christchurch Woman” is at least a hopeful love song. Since traditional Americana music trafﬁcs in this kind of material, though, it’d be stupid to expect sunshine and unicorns. I’ve not heard Earle’s previous albums, but if they show the same skill and talent that Harlem River Blues displays in abundance, I’ll be putting them on my “please buy me these, Santa” list this year. —Brandon Nolta WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
GOLD MINES Menomena’s latest release shines with subtlety TARA MORGAN When police ﬁnally found the statue, her arms were hacked off at the shoulders, her thick thighs were severed hollow trunks and a deep saw wound cut around her elegant neck. But somehow, battered and cracked, a vestige of what she once was, the statue was undeniably moving. So moving that Portland, Ore., experimental indie threepiece Menomena opted to photograph it in stereogram and put it on the cover of their latest album, Mines (Sub Pop). “The statue on the cover is actually a statue that is up at the place we recorded the album,” explained Menomena’s Danny Seim. “The statue was stolen like a year ago and recovered in a closet somewhere in Portland. Apparently these meth-heads were trying to steal it and sell it to feed their addiction and they chopped the shit out of it. They cut off her arms, they were trying to sever her neck they did all these crazy things to the statue, and then a year later when it was recovered and brought back to the estate, it was just in complete ruins. We thought that might be an appropriate visual to sum up the music.” Comprised of Seim, Brent Knopf and Justin Harris, Menomena shirks traditional These modern day warriors have hit a mean, mean stride. band roles. Each member sings, plays a variety of instruments and records his ingly sings the refrain: “And nothing sounds “They seem to have evolved into a band own tracks on computer looping software appealing.” That apathy, he elaborated, designed by the band. It’s the last, laborious much more at ease with itself, and consecomes from a place of spiritual questioning. quently a lot less preoccupied with blowing part where the mutilated statue becomes an “Typically my songs tend to take more apt metaphor. Each song is e-mailed out, cut your head off every eight bars.” of a religious bent, maybe than the other But that’s not to say Mines isn’t comopen, chopped apart and beefed up by the guys, from my past and from either trying to plex. On the contrary, it takes at least a other members. For Mines, this piecemeal distance myself from my past or just trying half-dozen listens to articulate anything process took over three years. to grapple with it as an adult male and what “It’s kind of hard at ﬁrst to hear, because more descriptive than “Damn.” Songs like do I believe now?” Seim explained. it’s like your baby that you’ve worked on so “TAOS” and “BOTE,” are instant assOther songs, like “Oh Pretty Boy, You’re shaking garage rock hard. Then to have Such a Big Boy,” explore equally weighty anthems, with crashit completely transing drums and driving themes like aging and not being able to formed into someWith Tu Fawning and The Globes, Saturday, satisfy a lover’s expectations: “All my love guitars. In “TAOS,” thing else, it’s hard to Oct. 16, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. was in one place / ’til I, I let it escape / and Harris conﬁdently stomach at ﬁrst,” said NEUROLUX belts out, “Oh, I’ll bet all my love is not enough / to ﬁll your half Seim. “But I think 111 N. 11th St. empty cup … and I fear, oh I fear, I’m showI know what you like with this album in 208-343-0886 / at least think I know ing my age.” particular, it made me neurolux.com “It’s easy for me, at least, to forget the what you might / I’m personally trust the not the most cocksure fact that we’ve been at this for a decade other two guys more now, and we’re not just the young early guy / but I get more and realize that no 20-somethings we were when we ﬁrst startsong is complete until all three of us get our bold with every smile.” ed doing this band,” said Seim. “Not only Other tracks, like “Tithe” and “Sleeping grubby hands on it.” Beauty,” allow you to catch your breath, but has the music scene changed, or what we Mines, in contrast to 2007’s Friend and listen to, but our lives have changed. We’re, still demand your attention lyrically. Foe and 2003’s I Am the Fun Blame Monfor better or for worse, adults now.” “In the past, I think the way we wrote ster!, feels instantly accessible. The band And Mines is an unquestionably adult lets some of their signature hyperactive blips our lyrics, we were mostly just trying to get the syllables to ﬁt the melodies that we came effort. It aches with regret and longing, but and complex layering fall by the wayside. tempers the heaviness with a soaring musical up with because we weren’t really trying to In place of the chaos, there are perfectly maturity. Like the weathered statue on the put a lot of thought into the lyrics,” said timed piano twinkles, sudden chirps of sax, cover of the album, the band members may echoing rattles of tambourine and thrashing Seim. “But I think on this album, we deﬁhave seen better days. But their music is all nitely put more of a focus on the words.” percussion beats. In a review of the album the more interesting for the journey. For example, on “Tithe,” Seim haunton pitchfork.com, author Joe Tangari wrote: WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Pilc a pack of pickled pianos.
JAZZ HANDS, FLAUNTING A FLAUTIST It may feel like it’s happening at the pace of a slow waltz, but the valley’s musical culture is surely—however slowly— growing. The indicators are dotted across the calendar like little quarter notes. For instance, The Boise Jazz Society is bringing New York-based, Paris-born jazz pianist Jean-Michel Pilc to Boise on Thursday, Oct. 21, for a 7 p.m. performance at in the Belgravia Building at 461 Main St. Pilc, an autodidact, plays in a way that is at once ethereal and dense—to an untrained ear, it can sound like a difﬁcult trigonometry problem. Combined with bass and drums, the Jean-Michel Trio becomes an incredible creature of mystery, energy and music. BJS also brings Brazilian jazz drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli and the Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet to Boise on Sunday, Nov. 7, and the Lorca Hart Trio featuring vocalist Kenny Washington on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. The Jean-Michel Pilc Trio show costs $40 and is for BJS members only. A limited number of memberships are still available, so if you’re interested, e-mail Mike Samball at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In more classical music news, the Darkwood Consort will join forces with ﬂautist Gary Stroutsos and percussionist David Revelli for two afternoons of tunes. Much like Pilc’s jazz, Stroutsos’ music is both earthy and heavenly due to his worldly inspirations. He draws from “traditional cultures” playing American Indian, Chinese, Cuban and American Jazz music. Coupled with the music of Darkwood Consort—Aage Nielsen on the doucaine (a medieval oboe) and Jennifer Drake on the vielle (a medieval ﬁddle), you’ll feel transported back in time or space—or both. Concerts take place on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. the Cana Chapel, 717 N. 11th St., at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors. For tickets, call Jennifer Drake at 208-761-5861. —Amy Atkins
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GUIDE WEDNESDAY OCT. 13 ALL ON SEVEN—8 p.m. Donation. Flying M Coffeegarage ANBERLIN—With Crash Kings and Civil Twilight. 8 p.m. $18-$40. Knitting Factory
OCEAN STORY SOCIAL—With Jumping Sharks. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux PATRICIA FOLKNER WITH JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND—With Jason Spooner. 8 p.m. $12-$25. Knitting Factory THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club SOUL SERENE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE—Approximately 300 performances by more than 200 musicians during ﬁve days. $25-$120, sunvalleyjazz.com. Sun Valley
SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE—Approximately 300 performances by more than 200 musicians during ﬁve days. $25-$120, sunvalleyjazz.com. Sun Valley
TRAVIS MCDANIEL—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s
TOUCHE’ AMORE—With La Dispute, Black Cloud, Unhallowed and American Hearts. 6:30 p.m. $10. Mardi Gras
BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge.
THURSDAY OCT. 14
YOUR FRIEND, PETER GILES—Featuring Timbuk2. 9 p.m. 21 and older: FREE. 18-20: $3. Reef
APPLETHIEF—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid BARBARA LAING—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian
THE BOURBON DOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown BRIANNE GRAY—7 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown.
AMY WEBER AND SHON SANDERS—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
DAN COSTELLO—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
ARTSWEST LIVE—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door Cafe
GIZZARD STONE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s.
JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza
JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—With Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
JOHN JONES—With Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE—9 p.m. $20. Reef KEN HARRIS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
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NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
FRIDAY OCT. 15 A TASTY JAMM—9 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel THE BEN BURDICK TRIO—With Amy Weber. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper THE BLUE DOOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door Cafe
CANDREAD AND THE RIZING REZISTANCE—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid COHEED AND CAMBRIA— With Fang Island. See Listen Here, this page. $22-$45. Knitting Factory. GIFT OF GAB—9 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. Reef GRAND OL’ TIME—Monthly concert followed by the Hokum Hi-Flyers and a square dance. All ages. 6 p.m. $5, $20 per family. Linen Building JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHN JONES, KEVIN KIRK AND JON HYNEMAN—With Sally Tibbs. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LARRY CLARK—6 p.m. FREE. 36th Street Bistro LIKE-A-ROCK—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s MIKE QUINN—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub NATHAN J. MOODY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid PILOT ERROR—9 p.m. $5. Dino’s REBECCA SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye THE RIZING REZISTANCE—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
BOB SCHNEIDER—With Bascom Hill and Smile Smile. 8 p.m. $18 adv., $20 door. Neurolux
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—House Party with DJ Naomi Sioux. 9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Hannah’s
REGGAE JAM WITH CANDREAD—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
BRANDON PRITCHETT—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
ROTTING OUT—With Expire, Soul Search and Brawl. 6:30 p.m. $7. Brawl Studios
JOHNNY SHOES—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
COHEED AND CAMBRIA, OCT. 15, KNITTING FACTORY
THE PRIDS, OCT. 20, VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE
When they ﬁrst came on the scene, the name Coheed and Cambria ﬁrst evoked thoughts of soft rock: Loggins and Messina, Belle and Sebastian, Hall and Oates, Simon and Garfunkel. But similarities stop right at the two-name thing. Coheed and Cambria are in a category a million miles away. For many, the introduction to Coheed and Cambria and frontman Claudio Sanchez’s androgynously high voice was the goofy, adorable Foo Fighters-esque video for “A Favor House Atlantic” off of their 2003 release, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. The album name is kind of a clue to C and C’s sound: an emo/screamo/prog/hard-hitting melody-driven rock. One glance at Sanchez’s enviable head of thick curly locks and one ear ful of his unique vocals and C and C’s full-on wall-of-sound approach, and they could never be mistaken for pur veyors of bubblegum pop. —Amy Atkins
Musical styles come and go, then often come back again later. And while their later incarnations lack the examination of unexplored artistic ground, they’re often better representations of the earlier styles they emulate. Consider the Stray Cats, one of the best rockabilly bands, but one who put out their ﬁrst record in 1981, a full 20 years after the style’s heyday. The Darkness arguably understands ’80s hair rock better than some of the bands that created it before their hair fell out. And though indie-folk got its start with ’60s guitar pop, the levels it has reached now are far more interesting, despite being less innovative. Continuing that tradition, are the Prids, heirs to the throne of Joy Division-style New Wave: dark and moody, with washes of sound and a kickin’ beat. They aren’t one of the bands that created the style, but they understand it well enough to make it all it can be.
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With Lookbook, The Universal and Le Fleur. 9 p.m., $5. VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, visualartscollective.com.
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GUIDE THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SPINDLEBOMB—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE—Approximately 300 performances by more than 200 musicians during ﬁve days. $25-$120, sunvalleyjazz.com. Sun Valley TERRY JONES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
SATURDAY OCT. 16 ACOUSTICATS—With EZ Street, Don Cunningham and Ronnie Marler. Beneﬁt for Idaho Wildlife Federation. 6 p.m., $20. Bouquet
HALF-HANDED CLOUD—With The Happily Ever After. 8 p.m. $5, Flying M Coffeegarage HER DEMISE MY RISE—With Volumes, Kingdom of Giants and Brawl. 6 p.m. $8. Brawl Studios JOSHUA TREE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
TREVOR EYRE QUINTET—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door Cafe
NO QUARTER—Led Zeppelin tribute band. 8 p.m. $10. Knitting Factory
FOUR YEAR STRONG—With Comeback Kid, The Wonder Years and American Fang. 6 p.m. $14 adv. $16 door. The Venue
SONNY MOON FOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door Cafe
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub SOUL SERENE—10 p.m. $5. Reef SPINDLEBOMB—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s
JIM LEWIS—11 a.m. FREE. Focaccia’s RUSS PFEIFER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE—Approximately 300 performances by more than 200 musicians during ﬁve days. $25-$120, sunvalleyjazz.com. Sun Valley
SISTER MONK—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid ROB PAPER—7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ROCK THE GREEN VOTE—Concert to beneﬁt Conservation Voters of Idaho featuring Bill Coffey, New Transit, Tim Willis and Audra Connelly. 6:30 p.m. $10. VAC
SMOOTH—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon-3 p.m. FREE. Grape Escape
NUDE OIL—9 p.m. FREE. The Plank
LARRY CONKLIN—11 a.m. FREE. Moon’s
THE PAPER MELODY—With A Rotterdam November, Interstate and The Ancible. 6 p.m. $10. The Venue
MIGUEL GONZALES—Noon. FREE. Casa del Sol
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND— House Party with DJ Naomi Sioux. 9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Hannah’s
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BEN BURDICK AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek
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THE BLUE DOOR FOUR—7 p.m. FREE. Blue Door Cafe
ERIC GRAE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
MONDAY OCT. 18
MENOMENA—With Tu Fawning and The Globes. See Noise, Page 19. 8 p.m. $10 adv. $12 door. Neurolux.
PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Dino’s
DISTRICT III MARCHING BAND COMPETITION—High school marching bands from across the Treasure Valley perform and compete. 2 p.m. $6-$8. Bronco Stadium
TOM JENSEN—With Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
LEE PENN SKY—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
ALPENFLOW—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
DAVID ROBERT KING—9:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
SUN VALLEY JAZZ JAMBOREE—Approximately 300 performances by more than 200 musicians during ﬁve days. $25-$120, sunvalleyjazz.com. Sun Valley
STEVEN TONEY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
TERRI EBERLEIN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
WEDNESDAY OCT. 20 ARMED AND HAMMERED—8 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Pub BELLY UP—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
TUESDAY OCT. 19 BILL MCKEETH AND FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Cobby’s CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
BILLY ZERA—7 p.m. FREE. Sully’s BLITZEN TRAPPER—6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange BLITZEN TRAPPER— With Pearly Gate Music. 8 p.m. $13-$35. Knitting Factory
BOISE BLUES SOCIETY JAM SESSION—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge CYDNEY ROBINSON—With Michael Miller. 9 p.m. $TBA. Bouquet DAN COSTELLO—6 p.m. FREE. Solid GIZZARD STONE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JON HYNEMAN AND PHIL GARONZIK—With Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PATRICIA FOLKNER WITH JOEL KASERMAN —7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel THE PRIDS—With Lookbook, Le Fleur and The Universal. See Listen Here, Page 20. 8 p.m. $5. VAC. ROCCI JOHNSON BAND— House Party with DJ Naomi Sioux. 9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. Hannah’s SEABEAR—With Grandchildren. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux TRAVIS MCDANIEL—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
EVETT AND COSTELLO—8 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHN JONES—With Kevin Kirk. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
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Heather Bauer’s Munny.
GIVE ME ALL YOUR MUNNY; NOTHING TRIVIAL ABOUT GOOD BUSINESS Organizations such as Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Boise City Department of Arts and Histor y and VSA of Idaho (an organization that helps artists with disabilities) not only provide resources for artists so that they can create, but also tr y to help them ﬁnd ways to use their creations to eat, pay the mortgage and put gas in the car. Point in case: an upcoming workshop Nov. 3-4 led by Bruce Baker, entitled No Trivial Pursuit: The Business Side of Being an Artist. While in Boise, Baker will help local artists become better business people. The workshop is free, so the whole “I’m a starving artist and can’t afford it” excuse won’t work. The deadline to register for the workshop is Friday, Oct. 29, and space is limited, so don’t paint yourself into a corner by waiting too long. Send an e-mail to email@example.com. gov or call 208-334-2119, Ext. 102. The session on Wednesday, Nov. 3, is from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Boise Public Library and the Thursday, Nov. 4, session is from 9 a.m.-noon at Boise City Hall. On Oct. 7, the Record Exchange kicked off its Fifth Annual Munny Silent Auction Fundraiser. This highly successful fundraiser taps into the talents of local creative types, who are given a blank Munny (a big-headed vinyl toy made by KidRobot) and given carte blanche to reconstruct, deconstruct, design, color and other wise adorn the little ugsters however they see ﬁt. In years past, the artists have included Grant Olsen, the Bunnell boys, Sean Wyett, Mike Flinn, E.J. Pettinger, Toby Robin, the Youtz/Martsch family, Karen Bubb, Ben Wilson, Michael Cordell, Bill Carman, Erin Cunningham, Julia Green, Jerms Lanningham and many more. The auction was moved to October this year to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness month, so through Friday, Oct. 29, the newly designed Munnys will be on display and bids will be accepted. At the end of the auction, a lucky few will walk away with a very cool Munny and the Women and Children’s Alliance will walk away with a big check made up of the auction proceeds. To close the auction with a bang at 5:30 p.m., the talented kids from Boise Rock School will tear up the joint with a rockin’ performance. The Record Exchange is at 1105 W. Idaho St. Visit therecordexchange.com for more information. —Amy Atkins
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Boise Contemporary Theater promises poignancy, pointedness, peculiarity and premieres in its 2010-2011 season.
BCT 2010-2011 PREVIEW It’s Tru, Norway is Krumblin down with Increasing Velocity TARA MORGAN prisingly, it still resonates with a humor that Drop the names “Simplot” or “Morrison” is distinctly Boise. around Joe Golden and Tom Willmorth “Like all good satire, it’s smartly drawthese days, and you’ll be met with cartooning on the ideas that are in our community ish, mock-shocked faces. The long-time consciousness,” said BCT artistic director Idaho Shakespeare Festival Greenshow Matthew Cameron Clark. “[Willmorth and goofs recently premiered their ﬁrst original full-length satire, The Krumblin Foundation, Golden] do that really well and it’s always been a big part of their work being able to at Boise Contemporary Theater. The plot, unsurprisingly, draws some obvious parallels make people laugh, making references to the world that we’re living in, the community within the Boise arts community. that we’re living in. In a way, we all end “We hope that the audience enjoys up laughing at ourselves at some point. No watching sacred cows get tipped, but that one’s off the list.” it’s also a celebration of the community and But The Krumblin Foundation, which its relationship to the arts,” said Golden. runs through Saturday, Oct. 30, isn’t the The two-man play centers on the story only premiere up BCT’s sleeves this season. of Bess Krumblin, a widow who wants to “Three out of four shows are premieres, spend the family fortune on an arts foundawhich is cool,” said Clark. “And all of the tion with plans to transform her community playwrights will be participating to some into a “cultural Mecca.” degree with these original productions.” “It’s more about the soul of this comThe season’s second production and only munity and how it responds to this new non-premiere, Tru, runs Tuesday, Nov. 23, challenge that Bess Krumblin has set out,” through Saturday, Dec. 18. Written by Jay said Golden. “Rather than using an industry Presson Allen, the play is set during the to bring life back to the town [the idea is] waning years in celebrity novelist Truman that the arts will save this town.” Capote’s life, a time when the notorious This original production was commissocialite had fallen from grace among the sioned by BCT and funded with help from acquaintances he so acerbidonors on the crowd-sourced cally portrayed. online funding platform “This is later in his life, Kickstarter. Willmorth and BOISE CONTEMPORARY a little further into the time Golden’s previous two-man THEATER where [Capote] is known for performances—ISF’s Greater 854 Fulton St. 208-331-9224 being famous as much as he is Tuna and A Tuna Christmas bctheater.org for being a writer,” explained and BCT’s Stones in His Clark. “He’s spending more Pockets—helped prepare the time alone, and he’s starting Fool Squad duo for this masto alienate some of his closest friends with sive undertaking. the candor in his writing.” “Joe and I have done a number of two Tru originally premiered in 1989 at the man shows over the years at the ShakeBooth Theatre in New York but hasn’t respeare festival and [BCT], the Greenshows,” ceived many subsequent productions. Actor said Willmorth. “It just felt like the next Tom Ford, who starred in BCT’s I Am My artistic step was to do something a little bigOwn Wife and will portray Capote in BCT’s ger and something original.” forthcoming production, brought the script Dramaturge Leslie Durham helped Willto Clark’s attention. morth and Golden ﬁne-tune The Krumblin “It’s one of those matches that’s just Foundation script so that it can be produced too good to be true. Tom Ford as Truman in other communities down the line. Unsur-
Capote is going to be brilliant,” said Clark. Third on BCT’s roster this season is Samuel D. Hunter’s Norway, which runs Wednesday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, and is a co-world premiere with the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. Set in Lewiston the play explores a 10-year friendship—and possibly more—between drifters Brent and Andy. “Norway jumps around in time a little bit,” explained Clark. “At least one of these characters is gay. We don’t know if they both are. There’s certainly a relationship between them. It’s a friendship that’s an important relationship. And there’s some discussion and deconstruction of the idea of coming out.” Wrapping up BCT’s 2010-2011 season is Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, which runs Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 30, 2011. The play is a stylistic departure from Norway, featuring a real-time, no-interruptions conversation between an aging painter who refuses to move out of her Brooklyn brownstone and her son, who has sneaked in through her boarded-up window. “The Velocity of Autumn, in contrast to [Norway], is two people in a room talking and revealing truths about themselves and each other,” said Clark. “It’s full of some of the most beautiful descriptions of images that I’ve ever come across.” Though Clark acknowledged that he had to keep most of BCT’s productions small this season to stay within budget, those constraints allowed him to push the artistic envelope and embrace newer, more cuttingedge, plays. Willmorth and Golden couldn’t be more pleased with that approach. “I think it’s great that BCT is really focusing on new works like this, that they really took a chance on us,” said Golden. “We certainly do have an established relationship here in Boise, but it’s one thing to do that and it’s another to put a lot of resources behind a couple of goofballs like us.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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BREAKING UP ISN’T SO HARD TO DO Heartbreaker is a tough title to carry GEORGE PRENTICE A young woman is on a Saharan holiday with her bored lover. He doesn’t want to budge from the pool and she wants to explore the dunes. She misses the tour bus but catches a last-minute ride with a young man who coincidentally is heading in the direction she wants to go. On the way, he stops by a village where he immunizes poor children Yeah, Romain Duris and Julie Ferrier are some kind of heartbreakers. who see him as a medical miracle worker. The woman is impressed. By the time they the woman is “not knowingly unhappy”—in would there be reason to break up these two? reach the dunes, it is sunset as silver doves But Alex endures. One moment, he’s sail across the horizon. Now she’s enchanted. other words it’s apparent to everyone except James Bond. The next he’s Inspector Clouher and the jerk that she’s with. More often With the slightest glint of a tear in his eye, than not, their clients are disgruntled relatives seau. And in his bag of tricks is a romantic he talks about how he will never love again re-creation of Juliette’s favorite movie, who have run out of patience trying to tear since his wife died. She’s smitten. They kiss. Dirty Dancing. the couple apart in conventional ways. She naturally has second thoughts about the The result is a gorgeous-looking romBut Alex may have met his match. He bum she left back at the pool. She’s on the com, ﬁlmed primarily in Monaco and along takes a job from a wealthy mobster anxious next plane home. And Alex’s work is done. the French Riviera. Heartbreaker is a very to break up his heiress daughter Juliette Alex is a professional heartbreaker. We’ve American-feeling French comedy. Director (Vanessa Paradis) and her almost-perfect ﬁseen scam artists, ﬂimﬂammers and double agents, but we’ve never seen the likes of Alex ance Jonathan (Andrew Lincoln). Duris (The Pascal Chaumeil is apparently in love with the western culture of the 1980s. Not only Beat That My Heart Lippi (Romain Duris). does Dirty Dancing play an integral role in Skipped) and Paradis Alex and his sister the plot, but Juliette’s all-time favorite song haven’t performed in Melanie (Julie Ferrier, HEARTBREAKER (NR) is the Wham! ditty, “Wake Me Up Before romantic comedies Micmacs) and her husDirected by Pascal Chaumeil before, yet their comic You Go-Go.” Naturally, Alex has it handy band Marc (Francois Starring Julie Ferrier, Francois Damiens, for his car stereo. timing is precise, and Damiens) run a rather Romain Duris Make no mistake. This isn’t groundthey look fantastic elaborate operation In French with English subtitles breaking stuff. Heartbreaker is a cinematic together. (In real life, using budget-busting Opens Friday at The Flicks in addition to her act- triﬂe, a confection. It’s much more sparkling high-tech gadgets and ing and singing career, wine than champagne ... but it still goes ingenious disguises. down nicely. Paradis is a Chanel Their methods are Heartbreaker has already been a big model—and Johnny Depp’s squeeze—and is more Mission Impossible than Get Smart. breathtaking all dolled-up in Charlotte Betail- box-ofﬁce success in Europe, and it has been But they do have scruples. They’ll never co-opted for an American translation. Please, break up a couple because of race or religion. lole’s costumes.) God ... please don’t let Matthew McCoAlex’s biggest hurdle is that Juliette’s Alex will never sleep with the unwitting naughey and Kate Hudson be the stars. That ﬁance is honest, successful, wealthy and targets: “We open their eyes, not their legs.” would taste more like ﬂat ginger ale. movie-star handsome. So why in the world And they’ll only break up a couple in which
SCREEN/LISTINGS Special Screenings EXODUS 1947—Special screening of the PBS documentary about the secret American involvement in the “illegal” immigration to Palestine following WWII. Filmmaker Elizabeth Rodgers will answer questions following the one-hour ﬁlm. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. FREE. The Cole Marr Gallery/ Coffee House, 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, Boise, 208336-7630.
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TELEMARK SKIER MAGAZINE MOVIE TOUR—Movie about telemark history from its roots in Norway to its modern manifestations. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. $8. Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 Main St., Boise, 208336-3854, idahomountaintouring.com. TELEVISION MOVIE PREMIERE—Check out Powderwhore Production’s new ski movie. All ages welcome, come early for the best seats. Rafﬂe to beneﬁt Winter Wildlands Alliance.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. $10. Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 Main St., Boise, 208-336-3854, idahomountaintouring.com. TRIPLE THREAT TOUR— Poor Boyz Productions presents Revolver, athlete autograph signings and a massive after party. Tickets available at Greenwood’s Ski Haus and McU Sports. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. $15 adv., $20 at the door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, egyptiantheatre.net.
VIVA ZAPATA SCREENING—A ﬁlm about the peasant leader who led the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Part of the Latin American Film Series. Wednesday, Oct. 13, Noon FREE. Boise State Student Union, Brink Room, Boise.
ex-CIA agents who know too much about one of the biggest conspiracies and coverups in government history. Now they are being targeted by the agency they’ve retired from in an effort to shut them up. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
HEARTBREAKER (L’ARNACOEUR)— See Review, this page. (NR) Flicks
RED— Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) are
NEVER LET ME GO—A heartwrenching tale about the human condition and the experiences of two best
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Continuing ALPHA AND OMEGA—(PG) Edwards 22 ANIMAL KINGDOM—(R) Flicks BURIED—Ryan Reynolds plays a truck driver who is taken hostage and buried alive with a cell phone and a ﬂashlight and told that if he can get $5 million, he will be freed. Told in real time. (R) Flicks CASE 39—Renee Zellweger plays a social worker who takes in a child whom unexplained deaths seem to follow. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 DEVIL—(PG-13) Edwards 22 Modern Family: Funnier than The Flintstones.
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EASY A—A clean-cut student decides to reinvent her image by spreading rumors about herself. Stars Emma Stone. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
If you’re one of those brandy sniffers who say it’s a waste to spend too much time in front of the tube, screw you. Move on. Next. I want to speak to the folks who are honest enough to say, “Damn straight I watch TV.” Because we know that the new fall season on TV is worth maxing out your TIVO.
EAT, PRAY, LOVE—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
BLUE BLOODS—Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I.) plays Frank Reagan, the patriarch of a clan of cops and lawyers. Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan co-star. The show is getting dynamite ratings, but it is currently buried on Friday nights. Friday nights, CBS
INCEPTION—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
BOARDWALK EMPIRE—If you’ve been waiting for the next best thing out of HBO since The Sopranos, this is it. How’s this for a formula? Martin Scorsese. Mobsters. Prohibition. Atlantic City. Steve Buscemi. Sunday nights, HBO DETROIT 1-8-7—Detroit is exactly the right backdrop for this cop opera complete with excellent acting and scripts. The note-perfect Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) plays the highly ﬂawed Detective Louis Fitch, who is the city’s best homicide detective. This one will need a little help from the network’s promotion department. Tuesday nights, ABC DEXTER—Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) plays a very conﬂicted man. He’s a blood analyst for the Miami Police Dept. by day and a serial killer by night. This season, he’s coping with the murder of his wife. Believe it or not, he didn’t do it. Sunday nights, Showtime HAWAII-FIVE-O—Alex O’Loughlin (The Shield) plays a re-imagined Steve McGarrett. It has the same theme music, and each episode includes a “Booke ’em, Dano.” And the show rolls like those great ocean waves in the opening titles. Monday nights, CBS LAW AND ORDER: LOS ANGELES—Dick Wolf’s now legendary franchise has gone Hollywood. It has the same format, excellent stories and an amazing cast: Terrence Howard, Alfred Molina, Skeet Ulrich (Scream) and Regina Hall. Wednesdays, NBC MODERN FAMILY—OK, this one isn’t new, but it’s still great, and it deserved every ounce of gold in the Emmy it received for Best Comedy Series. This is appointment viewing. Wednesdays, ABC RAISING HOPE—This is the funniest, most inappropriate comedy on network television. A 23-year-old pool cleaner has a one-night stand with a serial killer. She gives birth just before she is electrocuted, which leaves him to raise the child with the help of his trailer-trash family. Tuesdays, Fox
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IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY—A clinically depressed teenager meets a bizarre cast of characters and ﬁnds new perspective during a stint in the adult psychiatric ward. (PG-13) Flicks JACK GOES BOATING—(R) Flicks LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE 3D— (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 LET ME IN—(R) Edwards 22 LIFE AS WE KNOW IT—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 MY SOUL TO TAKE—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 SECRETARIAT—(PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE SOCIAL NETWORK-—Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) directs the story of the controversial rise to power of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook and the world’s youngest billionaire. Stars Jesse Eisenberg. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THE TOWN—(R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 TOY STORY 3—(G) Edwards 22, Edwards 9 WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS—(PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 YOU AGAIN—Marni realizes her brother is engaged to marry Joanna, the hottie who bullied her all through school. When Marni sets out to show everyone just how rotten the ﬁancee is, she discovers that her mother (Sigourney Weaver) made Marni’s mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) just as miserable in high school. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22
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BBSEF UNLEASHES SHREDDER Freeride and freestyle programs return to Bogus MICHAEL LAFFERTY
Cyclocross: cycling not always required.
’TIS THE SEASON Fall means the beginning of some much anticipated seasons in the rec world, including the Southern Idaho Cyclocross Series. Races started several weeks ago, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get in on the action. All races are on Saturdays (with one Sunday exception), and upcoming dates include: Oct. 16 at Bernie Fisher Park in Kuna; Oct. 23 at Eagle Island State Park; Nov. 6 at Lake View Park in Nampa; Nov. 13-14 at Sandy Point; and Nov. 20 at Eagle Island State Park. Racing most days begins at 10:30 a.m., with categories for women, men and beginners. Cost is $25 per event. For info on speciﬁc races, visit cxidaho. com or idahocyclocross.com. If you’re still craving more bike time, the Eagle Bike Park will soon be breaking ground on a new bicycle motocross track. OK, so the track won’t be open this season, but we can dream. Check back at boiseweekly.com for updates. And speaking of seasons, hunting season is in full swing, with hunters hitting the ﬁelds and forests in search of game. Increasingly, hunters are making use of offroad vehicles to make the process a little easier, but while it might be tempting to ride that bad boy right across a ﬁeld, land and resource management agencies are reminding people to stay on designated trails. Not only is it a matter of being courteous to others using public lands and cutting down on erosion and other damage, but in some cases, riding off trail is illegal. Before you head out, check with the National Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management ofﬁce that oversees wherever you’ll be hunting to get a copy of the motor vehicle use maps and restrictions. You can also check with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for any restrictions in speciﬁc hunting areas. If the sudden drop in temperatures has you skipping fall altogether and dreaming of more snow-bound recreation, you can get your ﬁx with a screening of The Freeheel Life 2 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Idaho Mountain Touring (1310 W. Main St.). Shot in Nor way, Utah, Alaska and California, the ﬁlm looks at the histor y of telemark skiing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $8.
Mohammed went to the Mountain and the Mountain ﬁnally acquiesced. After several years without a competitive freestyle/freeride ski and snowboard program, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area has ﬁnally created one: Team Shred. In March, Boise Weekly reported that a group of people were getting serious about getting more serious freestyle and freeride ski programs. By then about 500 people had become fans of a Facebook page called “Bring freestyle/ Josh Loubek prays for surf and for snow (top). freeride skiing back to Bogus Basin” (today Loubek showing off his freeriding skills after the praying pays off (bottom). that same group has almost 700 members), and a few of the group’s most vocal members getting the program up and running effectively mountain. The [outside] pressure we got put began pushing the resort and the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, which was running under ... I don’t know if it really accelerated our rests on his shoulders, he is quite conﬁdent that the program will grow. plans. We had intentions all along to grow our a modest freeride program, for more. “I think it will develop very quickly and orprogram but to grow it in a measured way.” With Team Shred, “more” could certainly So, recently, BBSEF decided to start its own ganically,” he said. “I just think kids are dying mean more competitive freestyle and freeride dedicated program and Josh Loubek was hired for it, and on the ﬂip side parents are stoked programs are returning to Bogus Basin. to have a program that is going to teach in a to run the program. The programs that had been in place were safe learning environment for kids to do all the “Coming into contact with Josh was a discontinued about three years ago due to jumps and the crazy stuff. “ win-win for everyone because he brought to ﬁnancial reasons. Loubek trained at the winter sports club in us the expertise to probably Sam Sandmire, a parent of a Steamboat Springs, Colo., which he considers accelerate the growth of our freeride skier and former Boise to be one of the best in the world and a good program,” Sabin said. “Really, State gymnastics head coach, Josh has all the experience in the model for Bogus. was at the vocal forefront in try“In ﬁve years I would like to have a really world to build out the programs ing to get programs back. necessary to train the athletes in good participation for kids, skiers, snowboard“Some people at Bogus and ers and Team Shred. And then maybe on top all the disciplines of where that BBSEF were upset with me,” of Team Shred have an elite program for kids segment of skiing is going. And Sandmire said, “but I was just that are going out and doing the X Games and he is absolutely plugged into it pointing out the truth that no competing in worldwide events.” with all of his judging activities program existed.” Sandmire agrees that having Loubek on and connections with the U.S. Tamarack Resort welcomed board is a good idea but said that good jumps Ski Team.” the former Bogus and BBSEF are essential to attracting kids. Loubek is a three-time X freeride kids, but when Tama“I’m very pleased that there is ﬁnally going Games athlete who has been a rack closed in February 2009, to be a freestyle program again at Bogus,” she head judge at the X Games for the kids were again left without said. “If Bogus Basin mountain management the past 10 years. a place to train. Concerned parand BBSEF are willing to listen to forward“You know, it’s funny,” ents and coaches went to Bogus thinking ideas from Josh and other freestyle Loubek said. “When I came management to petition that FREESTYLE: Jumps and tricks in here, I sort of asked around experts, then Bogus can have an awesome the programs return though not in a mountain’s terrain park. freestyle-freeride program.” to ﬁnd out what was going asking the mountain to manage FREERIDE: Freestyle techAnd while a half-pipe is not likely in the on, and I felt like I was Kevin them, according to Sandmire. niques used incidentally on a groomed run or in the back mountain’s near future, at least for the time Bacon from the movie FootManagement declined, wantcountry. loose because it was like, ‘You being, limited aerial runs may now be in place. ing any such programs to run The key to continued forward momentum is don’t dance here? What’s under the direction of BBSEF. It to get the participants into the program while going on?’ It was really odd. wasn’t until November 2009, But I’m very optimistic we are getting the ball keeping costs low. when Mike Sabin was named BBSEF presi“Our biggest opportunity for growth is rolling in the right direction. The mountain dent, that changes began to happen and the to start bringing some of the snowboarding is very positive and wants to help and give programs started to return. athletes in. To my knowledge we are the most us great terrain features, and that’s the most “We’ve been growing our freeride compocompetitive [price-wise] in the Northwest ... a important thing. If we can get the program nents the last couple of years,” Sabin said. “As kid who chooses to train one day a week, we we entered last season, our goal was to expand going, and if the mountain can give us the are charging them $500 for 12 weeks for allproduct as well, it will be a great program.” our offerings. One of the things we got into day instruction. It’s pretty reasonable.” While Loubek knows that the burden for was re-establishing some of the events on the
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ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE—Register for winter league organized by Boise Parks and Recreation by Friday, Oct. 22. Players must be at least 16 years old. League play is one night a week from November through February. $245 per team plus $20 USSSA fee. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-384-4486, cityofboise.org/parks.
WOOLLYBUGGER MEETING— Children ages 7-16 are invited to join the largest ﬂy ﬁshing club in North America for monthly meetings. Family membership fees are $20 per year (fee is per family). 208-322-8118, bvff.com. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise.
PILATES CLASSES—Mondays, noon and Thursdays, 10 a.m. $8-$12. Ophidia Dance and Art Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd, Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403, myspace.com/danceophidia.
HIGH SPEED PURSUIT HALF MARATHON—Half marathon, 10/5K runs in Kuna. Proceeds to beneﬁt the Idaho Peace Ofﬁcers Memorial Fund. Visit bluecirclesports.com to register through Friday, Oct. 22. $45$60, idahopeaceofﬁcersmemorial.com. 10 a.m., Idaho State Correctional Institution, 13500 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Kuna.
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INSTRUCTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAMS—Boise State Recreation offers a variety of threeand eight-week programs aimed to get you ﬁt. Check out the list of classes and register online at rec.boisestate.edu/ﬁtness. instruction or call 208-4265644. Boise State Rec Center, 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5641, 208-426-1131, rec.boisestate.edu. RAPTOR RUN—5K/10K run to beneﬁt the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Contact 208-731-8940 for more info or to register. $20, fndn.isdb. idaho.gov. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-345-2929. TRAIL CREEK 12K TRAIL RUN—This 12K run takes place on Halloween weekend. Costumes encouraged and must be worn from start to ﬁnish to be eligible for prizes. 10 a.m. $20-$25. To register visit active. com through Saturday, Oct. 30. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-720-3759.
Recurring 2010 SOUTHERN IDAHO CYCLOCROSS SERIES—Series of eight races at multiple locations held Sept. 25-Nov. 14. No preregistration. See cxidaho.com for full schedule. $25 per race. $125 for whole series. JUMP ROPE CLASSES—Beginners and novices are encouraged to join. Ages 6 to adult can learn moves on single rope, double dutch and the Chinese wheel, in small classes, from professional national teachers, the Summerwind Skippers. Class held at Irish Dance Studio (Fairview and Wildwood) Contact Kathy Moe at email@example.com. $35 per month September-May. Mondays, 6:15-7:15 p.m. $35 per month, 208-631-5294. Irish Dance Idaho, 1909 Wildwood, Boise, irishdanceidaho.com. WOMEN FLY FISHERS OF IDAHO—Women of all ages and all levels of ﬂy ﬁshing compare catches and plan trips and activities. The group meets in the Trophy Room at Idaho Department of Fish and Game all year except during the months of July, August and December. Call for more information. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. FREE, 208338-1660, wfﬁd.com. Idaho Fish and Game headquarters, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise.
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SPIDEY TAKES ON MULTIPLE LOOKS IN “SHATTERED DIMENSIONS” AND DOES IT WELL When pop icon combines with popular media, the results can be a mixed bag. Spider-Man, however, succeeds on multiple levels in his latest video-game romp, “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.” The Web-head has, because “Shattered Dimensions” is about different planes of existence and that means different Spidey incarnations each striving for a common goal. The story, penned by veteran Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, begins with Mysterio breaking into a museum to steal a tablet that keeps planar existence in check. Spider-Man barges in, breaks the tablet and must travel through time periods to retrieve the pieces. That gives the writers an excuse to bring four SpiderMans into the game: Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Noir Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2009. The story itself is not strong, but the art direction and the action make up for it. The game traces a path from “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions” is available on the level entry point to the goal, the PS3, 360, Wii and NDS. which is usually a boss enemy and a piece of the tablet. Which path is taken, how many collectibles are picked and how the boss is beaten is up to the player. In addition to the terriﬁc visual treatment, the audio pulls from past incarnations of Spidey, such as Dan Gilvezan of “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” fame. There’s a great cast of villains, 15 challenges per level (180 total), the typical leveling up capabilities, and a marked difference graphically between story cut scene and game play elements—though both work well together. While there are typical moments found in previous Spidey video games, there are some surprises that make the action rather intense and interesting—like when the game goes into ﬁrstperson view and you have to duke it out with the enemy, throwing jabs, hooks and overhands while dodging incoming blows. It’s almost like the Web-crawler jumped into “EA Sports Fight Night” for a few rounds. All in all, it works very well here, and there are freeze frames of punches well struck that could have been lifted straight from a Spider-Man comic book. Activision and Marvel put the creative reins in the hands of developer Beenox, and the latter took chances that paid off well. Sure, there are familiar elements, but there is also creative use of the license that brings freshness to the video-game franchise. —Michael Lafferty
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When we’re all ﬂitting about on cruisers and mountain bikes until way beyond dinner hours in the glint of late-night summer sun, wine dinners taper off and go into a sort of summer hibernation. Once green gives way to the ﬁery colors of fall, the wine dinners start rolling back on to the calendar, begging us to pack on a little extra padding for the coming colder weather. Bella Aquila and Cafe Vicino both recently hosted two of the season’s ﬁrst wine dinners and in the next few weeks wine and charity dinners start happening almost every weekend. Thursday, Oct. 14, the Basque Market goes ... Basque. What else? A braised lamb dinner served Basque style will also feature seafood-stuffed peppers on mixed greens, Spanish wine and croquettes. Dinner is $40 per person plus gratuity. More information at 208-433-1208 or thebasquemarket.com. On Saturday, Oct. 16, Life’s Kitchen and Brewforia Beer Market host Tweetoberfest. All you can eat plus three drink tickets will only set you back $15 per person or $25 per couple. Proceeds beneﬁt Life’s Kitchen, the Boise State game will be on and Foursquare types will have a chance at a Swarm badge. Then on Friday, Oct. 22, Life’s Kitchen kicks the beer and pigskin for the chichi Arid Club, where the nonproﬁt will host its annual Sparkling Wine Spectacular fundraiser. The $50 per person ticket price will get you hor d’oeuvres, wine, entertainment, a silent auction and a chance to meet the students your dollars help support. More information on both events at 208331-0199 or at lifeskitchen.org. On Saturday, Oct. 23, you can ditch the vino for the brewski. Rick’s Press Room Grill and Bar in Meridian teams up with New Belgium Brewery for a four-course beer-paired meal for $22 per person. Reservations and info at 208-288-0558, rickspressroom.net.
It is a summery Saturday morning on the patio outside of Locavore The local foods movement—a social and environmental backlash restaurant. While scanning the weekend brunch options I read on against monoculture and the industrial food complex—is currently at the menu that a locavore is “one who eats only locally grown or the pinnacle of its red carpet glamour. But along with all the ideological raised food.” devotees to the movement—CSA shareholders, farmer’s market shopAs I lean back in my patio chair, eagerly anticipating a delightful pers, home gardeners—there are those who are just out to make a buck. brunch, I ask our waitress how much of the menu’s food is local. She In 2007, the Oxford English Dictionary crowned “locavore” the says that in Idaho’s climate it is difﬁcult for any restaurant to obtain all word of the year. This past spring, Christine Reid—owner of Red of their ingredients from local sources. She tells me and my four dining Room, Pair and the now-closed City Grill—opened a restaurant of the companions that the restaurant’s goal is to look for local products ﬁrst, same name in Bown Crossing. A chalkboard sign deﬁnes the term: “Lothen buy organic when it is affordable, and ﬁnally use outside sources cavore: (N.) One who eats locally grown or raised food. From local + for everything else. ending from devour.” Considering the That deﬁnition is the deﬁnition provided most speciﬁc signage on the menu and in the place. Besides that Boise’s growing R.R. Ranch beef, the season is only about tri-fold paper menu six months long, doesn’t detail where plus the apparent anything else is promingling of local and duced; it just thanks non-local foods in a handful of “local the kitchen, I wonder partners” on the back why the owner would page. As customers— give the restaurant a locavores, presumpname that carries an tively—we’re left to implied mission that take the restaurant on it seems unable to their local word. carry out. After biting into Setting the a particularly lovely discrepancy aside, pesto, onion and the ﬁve of us order a gorgonzola ﬁlled selection of brunch portobello panini dishes to share. We on a recent lunch start with a round of trip, I stopped my seasonal berry mimoserver. “Where does sas ($6). Upon their everything come arrival our waitress from in this meal?” LOCAVORE warns us about the dive-bombing gnats that our fruity I asked. “Almost 100 percent of our produce is local, 3110 S. Bown Way, drinks quickly attract. She provides us with napkins to but it’s hard to do everything 100 percent local in this 208-338-8887 cover our goblets, but, unable to converse comfortably geographic and economic climate,” she responded. Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. while constantly swatting away the bold little buggers, But scanning the menu, there are a number of things 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. we abandon the sunny patio and opt for a big corner that obviously aren’t local: California avocados, Danish booth inside the lime-colored dining room. havarti, Nova Scotia smoked salmon, Bermuda onions, A tempting array of pastries and desserts beckons San Juan Island oysters. And while these items are all from the display case located near the front of the restaurant as we enter luxuries of the modern global food system, they nonetheless stick out at a light-ﬁlled space set with chairs, tables and banquettes all bearing a a restaurant named Locavore. So does the fact that the walls are lined matching espresso hue. with mass-produced vegetable-themed art. And the fact that the wine It isn’t long before we are sharing beignets ($1 each) coated in list is littered with non-local options. powdered sugar. One of my friends and I have eaten them at the beignet But perhaps the most obvious disconnect between the local foods mecca known as Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, and another friend ideology—nourish your body with fresh food, know your farmer—and has tasted them in New York City. We all agree Locavore’s version execution at Locavore became apparent on a recent dinner trip. A friend is more cake-like than the puffy powdered sugar coated gems we’ve ordered the chicken piccata in a lemon caper beurre blanc ($12.95) and enjoyed elsewhere. her face soured after the ﬁrst bite. Pushing the plate aside, she ﬂagged Soon we are salivating over eggs Benny ($9) served with country down our server and told her the chicken was spoiled. The server took ham on homemade focaccia ﬂecked with rosemary and fennel. A slab the plate back to the kitchen to be examined. When she reemerged, she of not-too-sweet bread pudding ($5) bathed in heavy cream and an said two of the most unsettling things I’ve ever heard in a restaurant: order of apple Danish French toast ($8) topped with sauteed apples and “The chef questioned that before he sent it out.” Yikes. And, “We have maple syrup help to oh-so-gently raise our morning blood-sugar levels. fresh chicken if you’d like him to make another.” Shudder. The San Francisco smoked salmon platter ($9) draws raves for its sliced Though my other pal’s Wimpi burger ($8.95) was top-notch, served heirloom tomatoes and dill cream cheese. And the market breakfast ($8) on toasted focaccia with red onions and cheddar, and my Hagerman of scrambled eggs, cubed potatoes and ham steak satisﬁes our thirdtrout ($14) was pungent but edible, topped with poached eggs and a grade companion. lemon caper beurre blanc, we had mostly lost our appetites after the Despite being perplexed about the name and having to ﬂee a chicken debacle. Regardless of what ideology or trend a restaurant band of thirsty fruit ﬂies, Locavore works as an East Boise eatery for espouses, or how many miles the tomatoes have traveled, a kitchen weekend brunch. should never serve questionable food. Period. —Jennifer Hernandez is more etymologist than entomologist.
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FOOD/DINING Downtown + Fringe ADDIE’S—The language of breakfast is spoken here. You’ve never seen so many meats followed by “and eggs” on one menu. Go early to beat the rush for Boise’s best gravy. 510 W. Main St., 208-338-1198. $ SU OM ALIA’S COFFEEHOUSE—Fresh bagels made daily and the best looking dessert case in town with chocolate chip cookie dough bars and for those who must, a selection of salads. 908 W. Main St., 208-338-1299. $ SU ANDY’S DELI—Downtown sandwich shop that piles the coldcuts high. 840 W. Idaho St., 208-336-5186. $ ANGELL’S—One of downtown Boise’s mainstays, Angell’s is known for its steaks and seafood and features such tasty delights as duck empanadas, prime rib and Idaho trout. In warmer weather, Angell’s patio is a lush respite tucked into a fold of sloping grassy hill. Dress it up or go casual, you’ll ﬁnd a place there either way. A great place to take that potential client and lather on the schmooze. 909 Main St., 208-342-4900. angellsbarandgrill.com. $$-$$$ RES SU OM ASIAGO’S—Innovative Italian pastas, salads, sandwiches, soups and seasonal specials served amidst rustic Italian countryside decor. 1002 W. Main St., 208-323-1469. asiagos. RES SU OM com. $$-$$$ BAR GERNIKA—This ﬁne establishment is one of Boise Weekly’s satellite ofﬁces. Basque favorites in a dark and cozy little bar. Croquettas, chorizo, paella and a simple cheese plate that is one of the most popular in town. Don’t miss dish: spicy lamb grinder. And don’t forget Beef Tongue Saturday. Ahhh, a home away from home. 202 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-2175. bargernika.com. OM $-$$ BARDENAY—Cavernous downtown restaurant bar that gets noisy at night for your liquid refreshment pleasure or dinner chow. This business casual joint specializes in alcohol but can provide a great meal and plenty of atmosphere. The beer and liquor selection has to be seen to be believed, including Bardenay’s own fabulous spirits made right there. The country’s ﬁrst restaurant distillery and home to one of the country’s best mixologists, Bardenay is a destination restaurant and bar for the crowd who can’t decide between a good glass of wine and a good martini. 610 Grove St., 208-426-0538 155 E. Riverside Dr., 208-938-5093. SU bardenay.com. $$ OM
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BASQUE MARKET—The market’s shelves are stocked with Basque food and wine (and often, you’ll ﬁnd take-and-bake croquettas in the cooler), but there’s also a small cafe space for lunch. A list of sandwiches on the market’s freshmade baguette all come with a side and if you’re lucky, a cookie. 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208. thebasquemarket.com. OM BEN AND JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Ice cream shop that manages to be kinder and gentler without cutting into the delicious sugar or fat. 103 N. 10th St., 208-342-1992. benjerry. SU com. $ BERRYHILL AND CO. RESTAURANT—Whether you’re looking for ﬁne dining or you need an elegant space for a private party, Berryhill has you covered. Chef John Berryhill has carefully pieced together a discerning selection of dishes at his eponymous downtown Boise restaurant. The lunch menu is a fair balance of cosmopolitan comfort food (meatloaf sands, crab melts and baked mac and cheese) and walk on the lighter side (grilled veggie pitas and a handful of salads). Dinner pulls out all the stops with local Kobe cuts, a variety of chicken and pasta dishes, as well as rack of lamb and plenty of seafood. Early evening it’s a see-and-be-seen happy hour crowd, and by dinner time, it’s all about a nice bottle of wine and relaxing meal from a menu of local and global ﬂavors. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553. berryhillandco.com. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM
BIG CITY COFFEE—This coffee shop serves hot drinks for your on-the-go life and well-proportioned meals for the times when you slow down. The menu is surprisingly large and creative for both breakfast and lunch and the deli case has an assortment of bakery sweets and savory items. It’s like getting a meal in grandma’s kitchen. 1416 Grove St., 208-345-3145. bigcitycoffeeld.com. $ SU OM BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—Bittercreek is always classy and busy. A beer selection listed by geographical proximity and a menu with a serious local focus. This Northwestern pub is a favorite among those looking to relax, and the summer street-side patio offers prime people-watching. Happy hour is low-power, which means a nice, cozy candlelit time. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-345-1813. bittercreekalehouse.com. $$ SU OM BLUE SKY BAGELS—A variety of house-made bagels ranging from plain to garlic to sunﬂower seed to asiago, plus soups, morning egg combos and lunchtime sandwiches. 407 W. Main St., 208-388-4242. SU blueskybagels.com. $ OM BOMBAY GRILL—Northern Indian food in the historic Idanha Hotel. Get a samosa, curry, daal quick ﬁx over lunch, or settle in for a properly homemade meal at dinner. The buffet is a real steal. 928 W. Main St., 208-345-7888. bombaygrillonline.com. $-$$ OM
FOOD/RECENTLY REVIEWED SULLY’S PUB AND GRILL 11123 State St., Star, 208-286-7743, sullys-idaho.com “Sully’s ... is a dark, wood-lined pub complete with a ﬁreplace and long, polished bar—the kind of place where patrons can tuck into bowls of Irish stew or ﬁsh and chips.” —Deanna Darr
JEFFREY’S NEXT DOOR 1716 Broadway Ave., 208-336-3334 “The simple stuff is well executed: Thick chunks of halibut came thinly battered, and a moderately thick rib eye was perfectly cross-hatched on the outside and a perfect medium rare on the inside.” —Rachael Daigle
FIREHOUSE PUB AND GRILL 1767 W. Franklin Road, Meridian, 208-849-9538 “Within minutes, I was mowing through crisp lettuce covered in shredded cheese, sliced olives, salsa and a generous heap of fajita-seasoned diced chicken.” —Sarah Barber
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DINING/FOOD BONEFISH GRILL—Fancy chain restaurant in which cocktails are served with steaks and seafood grilled up with an exotic-ish ﬂair. 855 W. Broad St., 208-4331234. boneﬁshgrill.com. $$-$$$ SU OM BRICK OVEN BISTRO—Lovingly called the Beanery by longtime patrons, this Grove hot spot with everything homemade has some of the best comfort food around. Tthe bistro features a surprisingly tasty list of bottles and a sophisticated tap, sure to pair with your tray full of wholesome goodness. And on hot summer afternoons, you can sit on the Grove-front patio, making it food ’n’ brew, with a view. 801 N. Main St., 208-342-3456. brickovenbistro. SU OM com. $ THE BRIDGE CAFE—Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Continental breakfast and coffee, build-your-own wraps and sandwiches, hot lunch and a rack of snacks for the in-between times. 123 N. Sixth St., 208-345-5526. CAFE OLE—Tucked away in the basement of the Eighth Street Marketplace, Cafe Ole’s maze-like interior offers both privacy and a social atmosphere. Boise’s original Mexican restaurant has been serving for the last 28 years. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-344-3222. cafeole.com. SU OM $-$$ CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—Sustainable community connections are made and both nutritious and delicious local products are offered at the weekly farmers’ and artisans’ market. Every Saturday (mid April-Nov.) between 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, 208-345-9287. capitalcitypublicmarket.com. THE CAPRI—Boise’s infamous breakfast spot. Great breakfast dishes at great prices. Ask for the Capri special. 2520 W. Fairview Ave., 208-342-1442. $ SU CARRE CHOCOLATES—This is the place in town for genuine, handcrafted Belgian chocolates that (drumroll, please) melt in your mouth. 733 W. Broad St., 208-342-7697. boisesbestchocolates.com. $ CASA DEL SOL—American/ Mexican menu featuring $2 authentic street-style tacos. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-287-3660. $$ CAZBA RESTAURANT AND OPA LOUNGE—Cazba transports you to the Eastern Mediterranean with cloud-painted walls, elegant decor and food from Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Iran. Expect grape leaves, rice dishes and seasoned meats. 211 N. Eighth St., 208-381-0222. cazba.com. $$-$$$ SU OM CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—Chandler’s is for the ﬁne-diner in you. With ﬁlet mignon, porterhouse and Kobe cuts, as well as an appetizer menu that offers oysters, lobster cakes, escargot and mussels. It’s as popular a stop for cocktails as it is for a ﬁne dinner. The lights are low and the live jazz is always on. 981 W. Grove St., 208-3834300. chandlersboise.com. $$$$ RES SU OM
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CHICAGO CONNECTION—Standard pizza and sandwich fare with a stellar beer menu to supplement. 310 N. Fourth St., 208-342-3434. chicagoconnection.com. $-$$ OM CHOCOLAT BAR—For all you chocolate-obsessed purists out there, the Chocolat Bar makes batches of sinful delicacies daily. 805 W. Bannock St., 208-3387771. thechocolatbar.com. $
ELI’S ITALIAN DELI—In the heart of downtown Boise, the mufalata has arrived. Eli’s Italian Deli offers hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches and italian pasta dishes. While the Bada-Bing is the local darling, the spicier mufalata knows how to party. With a full salad bar, friendly staff and a large eating area, this is a great place to eat or take orders to go. 219 N. 10th St., 208-473-7161. elisitalian.com. $ OM
COTTONWOOD GRILLE—Cottonwood Grille is an upscale yet unpretentious quality restaurant. Specializing in scratch-made food, recipes are born from their own kitchen and infused with local ingredients. They have one of the best patios in town right on the Greenbelt. If you’re into skiing because you like drinks in the lodge by a big ol’ ﬁre, Cottonwood is your in-city destination. Inside and out, it looks like it was airlifted out of Aspen and dropped on to the Greenbelt. Have a martini shaken up or enjoy a Scotch on the rocks, but either way, leave the skis at home. 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800. cottonwoodgrille.com. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM
EMILIO’S—With Chef Chris Hain in charge of preparing cuisine and over 450 wines in this restaurant in the Grove Hotel, you’ll think you’re in some big city, not downtown Boise. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-8002. emiliosboise.com. $$$-$$$$ RES SU OM
DARLA’S DELI—The menu at Darla’s Deli includes breakfast and lunch ciabatta sandwiches, chef salad with bacon, avocado halves stuffed with tuna salad and daily specials. Best ﬁnd on the menu? Half a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich for $2.83. 250 S. Fifth St., 208-381-0034. cwmooreplaza.com/darlasdeli. $ OM
THE FIXX—Serving the needs of coffee drinkers in the western end of downtown, The Fixx brews up locally roasted coffee from Eagle Coffee Roasting, and the eats are all provided courtesy of Le Cafe de Paris. 224 10th St., SU 208-331-4011. $
DAWSON’S DOWNTOWN—The interior of Dawson’s is almost as tasty as their hand-picked beans (from everywhere from Sumatra to Ethiopia to Mexico) roasted the old-fashioned way. Owners Dave and Cindy Ledgard know where to ﬁnd the best fair trade, organic, shade grown and just plain excellent coffees. 219 N. Eighth St., 208-336-5633. dawsontaylor.com. $ SU DELI AT THE GROVE—Head inside the bank building and enjoy a classic deli-style menu equipped with sandwiches, salads and soup. 101 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-3500. DONNIE MAC’S TRAILER PARK CUISINE—Located in the developing Linen District, Donnie Mac’s Trailerpark Cuisine may be downhome, but it’s certainly not from the trailer park. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, o-rings, fries, some very tasty fry sauce, the valley’s only frozen custard, mac-n-cheese and breakfast. Yowza! Microbrews and domestics are always on tap, and with 18 different kinds of beer running the gamut from dark to light, Donnie Mac’s features a new beer of the month every month. Beers come in cans or bottles including 40 ounce beers served champagnestyle in a bucket of ice, or perhaps you’d like to order a Brass Monkey (a delicious blend of orange juice and Old English). 1515 W. Grove St., 208-3849008. donniemacgrub.com. $-$$ OM THE EDGE—Get a cup of joe in between shopping for music at The Record Exchange and knick knacks at The Edge gift shop. 1101 W. Idaho St., 208-3445383.
FALCON TAVERN—This upscale downtown tavern has become “Boise’s neighborhood pub.” Known for their hand-pressed Kobe burger and ample beer selection, Falcon Tavern also has a variety of appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches. Cozy up in their interior space or kick back on the patio. 705 W. Bannock St., 208-947-3111. OM falcontavern.com. $-$$
FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVEN—Stone ﬁred pizza, pasta and sandwiches served up from the oven. Flatbread is a win-win for the entire family. The wine and beer selections are excellent, kids make their own pizzas and the patio is a deﬁnite summertime draw. Their “pick two” lunch is one of the best deals in town. 615 W. Main St., 208-287-4757, ﬂatbreadpizza.com. $$ SU OM FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—In addition to a fantastic atmosphere— cool tunes, friendly employees, art on the walls and comfy seating—“the M” makes killer coffee drinks and pastries. With a small kitchen-bakery, their items are fresh and satisfying for breakfast, lunch and snack time. Don’t forget the Art-O-Mat. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320. ﬂyingmcoffee.com. $ SU FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE—Two words sum up a drinking experience at Front Door: “domestic free.” Front Door consistently bottoms out Boise’s Coldest Beer Contest and for good reason: good beer don’t need no cold. Serious beer drinkers ﬁnd safe haven with over 60 choices, including 14 rotating taps and 20 bottles of Belgian Ale. The food will satisfy serious pizza people. And they have liquor too. Eat -in or take-out. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9201. thefrontdoorSU boise.com. $-$$ OM GANDOLFO’S DELI—The Georgia based chain of delicatessens provides sandwich fans with New York style hot and cold deli sands and sides. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-338-7827. gandolfosdeli.com. $
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FOOD/DINING GOLDY’S BREAKFAST BISTRO—A desperately popular breakfast destination and with good reason: generous portions of eggs, hash, cinnamon rolls and more. Good gravy! Can’t make it for breakfast? They have got lunch, too. 108 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-345-4100. goldysbreakfastbistro.com. $-$$ SU OM GRAPE ESCAPE—No matter how many wine bars come and go, Grape Escape endures. For years, it has held down the most sought-after restaurant real estate in downtown, and on a busy summer night, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. Fine wine, delicious lunch and dinner, delectable desserts and light bites make this little bistro a great place to meet with great friends. 800 W. Idaho St., SU 208-368-0200. $-$$
KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE— With locations in L.A. and New York, Knitting Factory’s Boise HQ has the same major connections. Sometimes you want to get to a concert early to make sure you get a good seat. That might mean having to miss dinner, but not if you’re going to the Knitting Factory. While you wait for the show to start, you can dig into a heaping plate of nachos, sink your teeth into a stacked sandwich and fries or wrap your mouth around a pile of buffalo wings; you’ll be eating like a rock star. 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212. bo.knittingfactory.com.
LA VIE EN ROSE—A Europeanstyle bakery where the digs are as beautiful as the grinds. Enjoy fresh baked croissants, brioches, tarts, eclairs and more from chef Patrick Brewer. Check out their breakfast menu, featuring everything from omelets and frittatas to biscuits-and-gravy and pancakes. Lunch features a selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads, and Illy coffee is available all day, every day. 928 W. Main St., 208-331-4045. lavieenrosebakery.com. SU OM
HA’ PENNY IRISH PUB AND GRILL—Looking for some good craic right in little old Boise? This pub has it, bringing a little taste of the Emerald Isle to the City of Trees. With a cozy, old-world pub atmosphere, the prerequisite number of taps lining the long, wood bar and a menu ﬁlled with both Irish and American favorites, Ha’ Penny is a place that quickly earns regulars. Live music and patio seating top off the evening. Slainte! 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, 208-343-5568. hapennybridgepub.com. $$ SU OM HAPPY FISH SUSHI AND MARTINI BAR—It is a happy ﬁsh, indeed, that becomes an entree here. With a wide array of sushi rolls, sashimi and more including several creative vegetarian options. The martini menu at Happy Fish may be bigger than its sushi menu. Maybe. Sweeties like the Jackie O and the G-Spot keep the frou frou drinkers hooked, while those with more reﬁned palates go with classics like the Dutch or James Bond. Ditch the hard stuff for sake, beer or wine, if you please, but to get the full Happy Fish experience, you’ll want at least a sip of your friend’s martini. After all, it does have martini bar in its name. 855 Broad St., 208-343-4810. SU happyﬁshsushi.com. $$$ OM JAVA—Three words: Bowl of Soul. This coffee/espresso/ chocolate concoction is liquid redemption. In addition to all things coffee, Java also serves scones, mufﬁns and tasty breakfast and lunch offerings. 223 N. Sixth St., 208-345-0777. bowlofsoul.com. $ SU JENNY’S LUNCH LINE—The menu, which changes every day, always features fresh soups, salads and sandwiches made daily. Vegetarian and healthy options are the mainstay with a single yummy dessert treat for the times when your sweet tooth needs a little loving, too. 106 N. 6th St., 208-433-0092. jennyslunchline.com. $-$$ OM
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GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA—There’s nothing like a slice (or three) of Guido’s New York-style pizza for lunch. Their giant pies are inexpensive and addictive. 235 N. Fifth St., 208-345-9011. guidosdowntown. SU OM com. $
MARINATED GREEN QUEEN OLIVES A sandwich without chips on the side isn’t a sandwich. Or it was that way until the Basque Market changed the rules. The market’s mouth-watery selection of sandwiches—jamon serrano, Basque meatball, idiazabal and manchego cheese and more—all come with a side. Not chips. The choices include potato salad, orzo pasta salad, green salad or marinated olives. Olives as a side? Oh, heavens yes. Green olives are an unripened version of their black counterparts, and that lack of maturity contributes the slight bitterness unique to the green ones. Olive cultivars number in the thousands and include the manzanilla (the most common type), the French picholine, the dark violet-colored Greek kalamata, the Italian liguria and ponentine, THE BASQUE MARKET and the sevillano from California. 608 W. Grove St. But the Basque Market uses the 208-433-1208 most royal of the green olives, thebasquemarket.com her highness the Spanish queen. Market co-owner Tara McElhose-Eiguren explained that they use extra-large queen olives, which are drained and then soaked in water to remove any brine or seasoning. They are placed in a 5-gallon bucket and covered in garlic, herbs (McElhose-Eiguren would only divulge fennel as one of the herbs), vinegar and brine and left to marinate until they have the cheek-clenching sourness a good green olive should have. “You know,” McElhose-Eiguren said, “Bardenay uses our olives in their Basque martini. I don’t think many people know that.” (Psst, they do now.) As a side, the portion usually includes ﬁve or six of those bad girls, ﬂoating in their liquid-and-herb mixture. They also are part of the by-the-toothpick Tuesday tapas fest. But if that isn’t quite enough, you can buy a take-home container; prices range from $2.99 and up. McElhose-Eiguren conﬁrmed that they sell at least a dozen containers per week. She added that as soon as the bucket starts to look low, the process starts again. —Amy Atkins WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
DINING/FOOD LE CAFE DE PARIS—Do you love rich dishes such as duck conﬁt or rack of lamb? Oui. Does the thought of a mimosa and a croque-monsieur, croissant jambon fromage or nutella banana crepe make you yearn for the weekend? Oui. Does a ﬂaky tarte aux fraises or mille feuille make you giggly? Does a varied and well-stocked wine reserve give you goosebumps? Oui. Chef Mathieu Choux brought his family’s longstanding French restaurant tradition to Idaho and offers “casual French food in a relaxed atmosphere.” Do you want to go to Le Cafe de Paris? Oui, oui. The display case offers a glimpse of the height of French pastry baking. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889. lecafedeparis.com. $$-$$$ SU OM
LEKU ONA—Step into a little piece of traditional Basque home, family and heaven when you visit Leku Ona. Relax in the friendly atmosphere with lunch or dinner, either inside or out on the patio on warm days. Leku’s three-sided bar invites conversation, and it’s decently priced liquor stimulates loose lips. Ask for a picon punch and enjoy. 117 S. Sixth St., 208-345-6665. lekuonaid.com. RES OM $$$-$$$$
LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL—A Boise staple featuring some of the most well-reputed steaks and prime in town. The attractive and well-stocked near-downtown bar has all the bases covered for a quiet drink or a midday meeting. International hotel bar sophistication, without the hotel vibe. Large portioned plates of food as well at the bar or in the dining room. 1100 W. Jefferson St., 208-336-4266. lsbboise. com. $$-$$$ RES SU OM
LIFE’S KITCHEN—Serving lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students learn skills for life and for the restaurant business under the supervision of chef instructor Maggie Kiefer. A new menu is published every Tuesday at lifeskitchen.org. 1025 S. Capitol Blvd., 331-0199. $ 1025 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-331-0199. OM lifeskitchen.org. $$
LUCY’S COFFEE AND ESPRESSO—No-nonsense coffee on Broadway with homemade pastries and desserts. Brewing Cafe Mam coffee from native Mayan farmers that’s free of contaminants and is Certiﬁed Fair Trade. Lucy’s is committed to providing quality coffee, as well as to being a green business. 1079 Broadway Ave., 208-344-5907. lucys-coffee.com. SU
FRESH HOPS Most beers are made with dried hops or pellets. That’s understandable, since brewing goes on all year long, though the hop harvest occurs only during a short window in the fall. But with specialty seasonals all the rage, it was inevitable that someone would come out with a fresh-hopped release. The ﬁrst one I remember from a few years back was O’Brien’s Harvest Ale from Washington-based Hale’s, It was a delicious wonder with a unique hop proﬁle. And while that beer hasn’t hit Boise yet this year, a number of others have. Here are three worthy of your attention, all bottled in the 22-ounce bomber. CHATOE ROGUE WET HOP ALE A nicely balanced entry from this Oregon brewery offering lightly bitter, fruit-laced hops with touches of caramel and herb on the nose. This beer is very creamy on the palate with smooth malt mixing with orange and mango, backed by subtle, very clean tasting, lightly bitter hops (those hops, along with the barley, are grown on Rogue’s own estate). DESCHUTES HOP TRIP Big, resiny hop aromas explode from the glass along with touches of citrus zest and soft malt. This beer is deﬁnitely a more aggressive hop proﬁle here than with the Rogue, but there’s a nice roundness that isn’t overly bitter. There is plenty of crisp citrus to keep things in line, with a nice, just sweet, malt backbone. It ﬁnishes clean and fresh. SIERRA NEVADA ESTATE HOMEGROWN ALE As the name implies (and as with the Chatoe Rogue) this one is made with fresh wet hops and organically grown barley at the brewery in Chico, Calif. It’s delightfully complex with bright, citrusy hops colored by pine resin, spice and toasted malt. In the mouth, it blends sweet, caramel ﬂavors with ripe grapefruit and lightly bitter hops. A well-integrated effort with exceptional persistence. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
MAI THAI—Hip and colorful, trendy and swank, its downtown atmosphere is perfect for a bite and perhaps a groovy cocktail or beer beneath the palm frond fan. Mai Thai has been serving up style along with ﬁne Thai cuisine and colorful cocktails for years. Daily lunch specials, an always superior list of noodle dishes and wicked cocktails. This place is great day or night, hungry or just in the mood to nibble. 750 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8424 78 Eagle River St. Ste. 165, 208-938-8424. maithaigroup. com. $$ SU OM THE MATADOR—Chain restaurant with custom iron and woodwork interior, along with Tex-Mex cuisine and a large selection of tequilas. 215 North Eighth Street. 208-342-9988. matadorrestaurants.com. SU MODERN HOTEL AND BAR—A destination for folks who put a lot of stock not just in what they drink but where, the Modern Hotel Bar is one of the most chic lounges in all of Boise. It’s the go-to location for many businesses and organizations when they’re looking to schedule a meeting, an after-party or just a friendly gathering. With 45-rpm record players in each bathroOM unique bar snacks and stellar food, the Modern Hotel Bar is deﬁnitely not your average juke joint. 1314 W. Grove St., 208-424-8244. themodernhotel. SU OM com. $$$-$$$$ MONGOLIAN BBQ AND GRILL— Look over the wide selection of Asian meats and vegetable. You pick it, they grill it. Culinary collaboration at its tastiest. 801 N. Eighth St., 208-433-9334. $$ P MOON’S KITCHEN CAFE—Get pancakes, biscuits-and-gravy and eggs for breakfast, or just go straight to dessert and enjoy one of Moon’s famous milkshakes. Founded in 1955, Moon’s has the best breakfast and milkshakes in town, plus an online ordering option for fast delivery, check it out at moonskitchen.com. Another exciting development is the new selection of beer and wine which makes the latest addition to the milkshake ﬂavors possible—a milkshake made with Guinness Stout. 712 W. Idaho St., 208-385-0472. moonskitchen. SU OM com. $-$$
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BW STUFF 9 Piece King Sleigh Bed Set Brand new. Dovetail drawers. List $2950. Sacriﬁce $799. 888-1464. Bed, Queen Tempurpedic Style Memory Foam Mattress. Brand new, w/warranty. Must sell $225. 921-6643. BEDROOM SET 7 pc. Cherry set. Brand new, still boxed. Retail $2250, Sacriﬁce $450. 888-1464. Couch & Loveseat - Microﬁber. Stain Resistant. Lifetime Warranty. Brand new in boxes. List $1395. Must Sell $450! 888-1464. KING SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SET. New - in bag, w/ warranty. MUST SELL $199. Call 921-6643. Leather Sofa plus Loveseat. Brand new in crate w/Lifetime warranty. Retail $2450. Sell $699! 888-1464. 9 Piece King Sleigh Bed Set Brand new. Dovetail drawers. List $2950. Sacriﬁce $799. 888-1464.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Until recently, no cricket had been observed pollinating a flower. All the evidence showed that crickets don’t help flowers—they devour them. Then one night last January on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, researchers discovered that the species known as the raspy cricket was responsible for pollinating wild orchids. They even caught the magic act on film. I regard this turn of events as akin to an upcoming development in your life: Someone or something that you’ve never thought of as a fertilizing force for you will become one. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I decided to go see the film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. As we entered the theater, we passed an elderly Chinese woman in a uniform bent over sweeping the floor. Suddenly she stood up straight, looked me in the eye, and extended her left hand toward me. Confused, I reached out. She pressed something in my hand, then returned to her sweeping. As I walked on, I unrolled the small paper scroll she had given me. It read, “Tell your Taurus readers they should be alert for helpful messages coming from sources they would usually ignore or neglect.” I’m doing what she suggested.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Helping your fellow humans can literally enhance your strength. A Harvard study (tinyurl.com/ BeExtraNice) proved that people who did good deeds or even visualized themselves doing good deeds had increased physical endurance and willpower. Unfortunately, the study showed that those who harbor nefarious intentions are also able to draw on extra fortitude. In other words, you can boost your energy by either being compassionate or evil. I highly recommend the former, Leo, especially now that you’re entering a phase when it makes a lot of spiritual sense to build your courage, vigor and tonicity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): For your assignment this week, I borrowed from a list of suggestions offered by Sagittarius poet Kenneth Patchen in his book The Journal of Albion Moonlight. Feel free to improvise as you carry out at least three. 1. Discourage all traces of shame. 2. Bear no cross. 3. Extend all boundaries. 4. Blush perpetually in gaping innocence. 5. Burrow beneath the subconscious. 6. Pass from one world to another in carefree devotion. 7. Exhaust the primitive. 8. Generate the free brain. 9. Forego no succulent filth. 10. Verify the irrational. 11. Acquire a sublime reputation. 12. Make one monster at least. 13. Multiply all opinions. 14. Inhabit everyone.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease,” said French philosopher Voltaire. With this in mind, let’s evaluate your current discomfort. From what I can tell, healing forces beyond your control and outside of your awareness are going to be working their mojo to chip away at your problem. But it will still be wise for you to occupy yourself in activities that you think will expedite the fix. Doing so will minimize your anxieties, allowing nature to do what it does best.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Among Google searches starting with the phrase “who is,” the top-rated is “God,” while “Satan” is 10th. Running ahead of Satan but behind God are Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. If I were you, Capricorn, I wouldn’t be Googlesearching any bigger-than-life entities like those four in the coming week. The characters you need to research are non-divine, noncelebrity types who might bring interesting influences into your life—people who would have a direct influence on your access to resources and on your ability to call forth the best from yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Of all the signs in the zodiac, you are currently the best at carrying out the following activities: gliding, flowing, leaping, skipping, twirling, undulating, reverberating, galloping and rub-a-dub-dubbing. I suspect that you will also excel at rumbling, romping, rollicking, cavorting and zip-a-dap-doodling. If all goes well, Gemini—which is to say you show how much you love your body and throw off any inhibitions you might have about celebrating your instinctual nature—then you will be at the low end of the scale in performing these activities: shuffling, drooping, mumbling, wallowing, pigeonholing and pussyfooting.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Usually you specialize in having a light touch. You’d rather nudge than push. You prefer your influence on people to be appreciated, not begrudgingly respected. I certainly don’t want you to forsake any of those inclinations, but I would love to see you add a dash of aggressiveness and a pinch of vehemence to your repertoire in the coming week. I’d be thrilled if you raised your voice a bit and gesticulated more vigorously and projected your confidence with an elevated intensity. According to my reading of the astrological omens, your refined approach will benefit from a dose of subliminal thunder.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): A reader wrote to me bemoaning the fact that her new Cancerian boyfriend is addicted to safety. She speculated that since he is a member of an astrological sign renowned for its timidity, she should probably either get used to the suffocating lack of action or else bolt from the relationship now. In reply, I sent her a quote from one of the most heroic Cancerians of the 20th century, Helen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” Moral of the story: It’s a ripe time for you to rise up and refute the people in your life who think you’re a brooding wallflower.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Time magazine created a list of the 50 worst inventions. Included among the most terrible creations that human ingenuity has ever come up with are plastic grocery bags, subprime mortgages, hydrogenated oils and pop-up ads. Now let’s switch our attention to your personal equivalents of these monstrosities. To climax the atonement phase of your own astrological cycle, I recommend that you do the following: 1. Identify the three worst ideas you have taken seriously during the past decade. 2. Carry out one formal action to correct or make amends for the consequences of each bad idea. 3. Really, truly, forgive yourself as best as you can.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Explorers found a 30,000-year-old carved stone artifact in a German cave. Experts at the University of Tubingen determined it had a dual purpose for the ancient humans who made it. Phallicshaped with rings around one end, it was obviously a sex toy. But other markings indicated it was also used to start fires by striking it against flints. I’d like to make this power object your symbol of the week, Aquarius. You’re in a phase when you should be alert for ways to mix business with pleasure and practicality with adventure. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re not exceptionally scared of the dark, Pisces, but sometimes you seem to be intimidated by the light. You can summon the spunky courage to go crawling on your hands and knees through dank tunnels and spooky caves in quest of treasure that’s covered in primordial goo, but you may play hard to get when you’re offered the chance to unburden yourself of your cares in wideopen spaces. What’s up with that? Don’t get me wrong: I’m proud of your capacity to wrestle with the shadows in the land of the lost; I’m gratified by your willingness to work your karma to the bone. But I would also love you to get a share of rejuvenating rest and ease now and then. Do you think you could manage to have it both ways? I do.
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