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DEM RETREAT Howard Dean rallies Idaho Democrats PICKS 10
A PECK OF PICKS Filling up your social calendar for the next 8 Days REC 24
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Learning new turkey call may be for the birds FOOD 28
BALL BUSTIN’ The low-down on cake balls
“If we were a bit more tolerant of each other’s weaknesses, we’d be less alone.”
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NOTE A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER ON CONDOMS Several years ago I had the idea to insert condoms into issues of Boise Weekly. I thought it would be a profound way to get readers’ attention about the importance of condom use in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases—particularly HIV and AIDS. At the time, however, I could not ﬁnd anyone who was interested in my pet project despite pitching the idea to several potential partners. Last summer I ran into Duane Quintana, the executive director of A.L.P.H.A., Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS. He grew up in a small town in Idaho and was infected with HIV as a teen. Quintana was enthusiastic about my idea, and we have been working to accomplish this goal for the last nine months. The condoms were donated by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which also sponsored the costs of this project. AHF is a global organization that supports the work A.L.P.H.A. is doing in Idaho—work that often goes unnoticed. A.L.P.H.A. volunteers contributed more than 2,000 hours to manually prepare the postcards to which the condoms are attached. Our printers in Odgen, Utah, manually inserted a card into every copy of BW. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to make this possible. This is the largest distribution of condoms ever by A.L.P.H.A., and the largest in Idaho history. Distributing condoms in such a public way will not be without controversy, but it is an important way to address an issue that often goes overlooked by people who don’t think they are affected by HIV/AIDS. Condom use is important. People have sex and will continue to have sex, and condom use is the only way to prevent HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. It’s important to note, too, however, that HIV and AIDS are not diseases speciﬁc to certain communities: 13 percent of positive HIV and AIDS cases in Idaho are among individuals identifying as heterosexual. What better way to get people talking about condoms and why they are important than providing one to every Boise Weekly reader? There will be critics and controversy over this initiative, but it’s dialogue I think is important to have. However, I am out of town until Sunday, May 1, so hold your temper until I return. The staff of Boise Weekly should not take the hit on this one. It is all on me, and I can now cross “condom insert in BW” off my list. I will be happy to hear from you when I return. To learn more about A.L.P.H.A. visit alphaidaho.org. —Sally Freeman
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NEWS Idaho’s Democratic Party tries to rally the troops
THE BAR GUIDE T-minus one week until Boise Weekly’s third annual Bar Bar—your guide to adult libations and grown-up fun—hits stands. In the meantime, check out a video of what some of Boise’s best bartenders have shaking for this year’s bar guide.
THE UNFRIEND It’s all fun and games until you wind up strangled in the bathtub, robbed while you’re out of town or just plain stalked. Ah, the perils of sharing with the social networking world your every move.
THE VERDICT BW recently reported the latest in the Catherine Carlson case in News. Last week, the Payette woman was found guilty of ﬁrst degree arson, possessing a hoax destructive device and indecent exposure. Details at Citydesk.
THE RECALL Now that Tom Luna’s education reforms are ofﬁcial, a campaign to recall the Superintendent of Public Instruction has been launched. The latest at Citydesk.
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NOISE Mike Watts: life on a stopwatch
ARTS Northwest printmakers celebrate their art
SCREEN Certiﬁed Copy
SCREEN TV Workaholics
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FOOD Farmers markets turn into a growth industry
FOOD TREND All hail the cake ball
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I DONE BLEW HIS MIND More Cluelesshulhuness from MulletBoy I wouldn’t, under normal conditions, run the MulletBoy blog, “Randem Thinkings” on this page so soon after the last one (BW, Opinion, “This’ll Blow Yer Mind,” March 2, 2011). But considering the remarkable subject matter of that posting, together with the recent announcement that Glenn Beck is leaving Fox News, I could not help but question whether the former had anything to do with the latter. So to kill time until the Tom Luna recall petitions come out, I’ve been slipping over to MulletBoy’s website every few hours for conﬁrmation that he and his cousin, Rip, have indeed reached Beck with word of the insidious and cosmic conspiracy they had uncovered. That conﬁrmation has now come. While we can still only guess why Beck is leaving Fox, one has to admit, the timing is … ah, but excuse me. I should be letting MulletBoy tell his own story. U You ain’t gonna believe this! Well, maybe you can. She’s hard to say. If you’da asked me a few weeks ago if I believed I’d be talking with ol’ Glenn face to face, I’da said you’re crazier than hell. But guess where I been! That’s right, crotch wad! I just got back from talking with ol’ Glenn face to face. So who’s crazy now? Huh? If that sounds a little screwy, it’s because Ripster ain’t here to double check my bloggings. He always keeps me from saying the same thing over and over, or from not making sense, or from mixing up what verbs goes with what nouns, or from saying the same thing over and over. He’s my poofreader, you might say. But we got separated in New York City when that ﬁshhead came at us, and I ain’t seen him since. I hope he’s OK, but it’s his own damn fault. When we were running away, he yells out to me for to “swing left!” and he knows darn good an well I always get those two mixed up. I musta gone two blocks to the right before I ﬁgured out I did it again. But what I got to tell can’t wait around for Rip to get back from wherever he is even if he’s alive. Some weeks ago, I blogged up about how we’d found this old book what told about this bunch of monstery freaks called The Great Old Ones what’ve been waiting since ever and ever to come back and take over the world like what they did once. The book was writ by a dude named Hewlett Packard Lovecrap, and he had tons of evidence that the king of these monsters, Cthulhu, swims around to buttwipe sea towns named Arkham and Innsmouth and gets human women pregnant with his ﬁshhead babies what grow up to be what they call “minions.” It’s pretty scary, when you think about it. So Ripster and me, we decide there’s only one man who can get his brain around what a world ﬁlled up with ﬁshhead minions would mean and that’s ol’ Glenn Beck. We were getting all set to drive to New York City when Rip’s Ram was repossessed, and I told him I
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thought the tranny is going out in my Camaro, so we end up taking a Greyhound. But that turned out to be sorta good because ﬁrst off, it gave us time to organize all our facts onto those little paper cards what my wife uses to write recipes on, and second-wise, we found out that New York City ain’t nowheres near where I thought it was. But I tell you what, getting to New York City turned out to be easy greasy compared to getting to ol’ Glenn. We must called that Fox News outﬁt 30 or 40 times afore they’d let me talk to him. See, I’d been telling the receptionist I needed to tell Glenn about ol’ Cthulhu, but that last time, I lied and told her it was about some proof I had that Barack Obama has only one testicle just like Hitler did. Whoo-ee dawg! That got Glenn on the phone pronto, and he agreed to meet us down in the lobby of that Fox News building. Now, I hate like hell how I have to rush over all the details like some of the stuff what happened on our bus ride when Rip tried to pick up on a sweet young thang what turned out to be a dude, and how when we were sitting there in that Fox lobby waiting for Glenn, we saw ol’ Bill O’Reilly getting his shoes shined, and how you can’t hardly ﬁnd a chicken-fried steak in New York City for under 20 bucks, but I have to hurry up cause I never know when a ﬁshhead might show up, just like when we ﬁnally were talking to Glenn and I was showing him all our recipe cards about Abdul Alhazred the Mad Arab and his book the Necromonocal where’s it tells all about them slithering, horrible monsters what plans on destroying ever thing God and George Washington ever stood for, and how probably the Democrats are in on it, not counting the Jews and probably the Catholics, too, when Rip starts stuttering like he does when he’s scared enough to crap his pants and says, “Holy Sus-Sweet Juh-Jesus! Luh-look what’s cuh-coming!” so I look up and there it was, coming across that lobby straight toward us. I ﬁgured what the hell else could it be but one of Cthulhu’s ﬁshhead minion men. I had to thumb it home to Idaho and watch some news afore I could understand it was really that Donald Trump dude what we seen charging at us. But by then, I’d dropped all the evidence cards in Glenn’s lap and ran like a sonofabitch. And the last thing I heard out of Rip was “swing left!” And now I hear that Trump dude is running for president. And they say ol’ Glenn ain’t gonna be on Fox no more. And you think all that happened by coinkydink? Hold on. Let me go see who’s scratching at the screen door. It’s probably Rip. That’s what he does when … U And there it ends, just like that. Curious, eh? Incidentally, the recall petitions came out on April 16. Keep a pen handy. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
NO PAY FOR CONGRESS Link politicians’ pay level to ours MIAMI—As the United States enters its third year of economic collapse, real unemployment has surged past levels that triggered revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. Yet neither the president nor members of Congress seem worried. They’re not even discussing the possibility of a bailout for the one-third of the workforce that is in effect structurally unemployed. Congressmen and Senators are insulated by huge salaries—$174,000 and up—that put them out of touch with and unaware of the problems of the 97 percent of Americans who earn less. Out of 535 members of Congress, 261 are millionaires. It can’t be easy for California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein to feel our pain. According to campaign disclosure documents ﬁled in 2010, her net worth is somewhere between $46 million and $108.1 million. She’s only the 10th richest member of Congress. The top honor goes to Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, also from the Golden State. Estimates of his net worth range between $156.1 million and $451.1 million. Years ago the SEC ﬂoated the idea of a maximum wage for CEOs of publicly traded corporations. If their pay was capped at, say, 20 times that of the lowest-paid employee, it wouldn’t be long before the whole pay scale went up. The pay cap didn’t go anywhere. But the germ of a smart—and fair—idea is there, one that could help Congressmen feel what it’s like to be an ordinary American during a time of poverty and mass layoffs. Our elected representatives set the minimum wage, work standards, health-care beneﬁts, union organizing rules and thousands of regulations that determine the salaries and
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working conditions for tens of millions of Americans. As things stand, the president and members of Congress have no personal incentive to improve those things. They’re rich. It is time to set a maximum wage for Congress, the president and other high-ranking elected representatives. The maximum wage for Congress should be set at the lowest pay received by an American citizen. As long as one American citizen is homeless or unemployed, the maximum wage would be zero. Similarly public ofﬁcials ought to receive a maximum beneﬁt set at the lowest level received by an American citizen. If one U.S. citizen receives no healthcare beneﬁts, so it would go for members of Congress. We’re all familiar with the arguments for paying six-ﬁgure salaries to politicians: They have to maintain two homes, one in D.C. and one in their home district. It reduces the temptations of corruption. They should focus on their jobs, not how to pay their kids’ college tuition. People who are not wealthy ought to be able to afford to serve. The best and brightest won’t want the job if the pay is terrible. To which I say: Live modestly. Couchsurf. If you take a bribe, you’ll be jailed—so don’t. Everyone worries about bills, shouldn’t Congressmen? The current salary structure has resulted in a Congress full of millionaires. As for attracting the best and brightest—look at the fools we’ve got now. Besides, there is no reason why the president and his congressional cronies shouldn’t be able to keep their current wonderful salaries and perks under a maximum wage. All they’d have to do is create an economy that shared those bounteous treats with everyone else.
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EXTREME MAKEOVER FOR DEMOCRATS Can politics by the numbers plus a Howard Dean speech equal a bluer Idaho? GEORGE PRENTICE
Area stores report an increase in iodine sales following Japan’s nuclear crisis.
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Democrats losing every statewide ofﬁce by wide margins as well as ﬁve House races, turning the Idaho Legislature much redder. “Let’s not dance around this. We got shellacked,” Grant told BW. “People always ask me, ‘How come your candidate lost?’ It’s because the other side got more votes. So, it’s time to get back to basics.”
your number? Any ﬁeld director worth his salt needs to spit that number out at the drop of a hat. It needs to be tattooed inside his brain.” Along with “win numbers,” attendees were coached on effective analyses of voter turnout estimates and something called a Democratic performance index. “Mark my words,” said Blizek. “You’ll be using the DPI to help target persuadable voters. This is a speciﬁc formula that should drive your messaging, your voter registrations and your getout-the-vote tactics.” While Blizek and Hendrickson provided the charts and graphs for the event, Howard Dean provided the ﬁre and brimstone. “We can’t go back to the ’50s the way the Tea Partiers and radical right -wingers want us to do. And they want us to go back to the 1850s, not the 1950s,” Dean said to an approving audience. By the time the former presidential candidate, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and six-term governor of Vermont arrived at the Worley event, attendance had swelled to a few hundred. “We’re not tough enough,” Dean chided the Dems. “We allow Republicans to say all kinds of things that aren’t true, and then we think it’s a good idea to have a debating society with these folks. We can’t. The only thing to do when you’re punched in the nose is get back up on your feet and punch ’em in the nose. Twice.” For the better part of an hour, Dean threw a lot of political red meat to the politically blue crowd. Dean touted his now-famous 50-state strategy, under which the DNC funded fully-staffed campaign ofﬁces across the United States. “And yes, we included Idaho, and we have to continue supporting Idaho no matter what the results were of the last election,” said Dean. “And I’m a lot less worried about the next election and a lot more interested in the next ﬁve or six elections. The longest journey begins with a single step.” Grant said when dealing with the GOP, it won’t be any more mister nice guy. “For the last several years, this party thought if we were nice to the Republicans in the Idaho Legislature, then they would throw us a few scraps. Well, that clearly hasn’t worked,” said Grant. “I think you’re going to ﬁnd that we’re about to be a lot more vocal. We’re going to spend this summer regrouping and reworking our message. Come 2012, we’ll be ready to go.” BEN WILSON
Little more than a month ago, Geiger counters and radiation-blocking potassium iodide supplements were about as coveted as ﬂoppy disks. But soon after Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began leaking radioactive isotopes of iodine and cesium, both started ﬂying off U.S. shelves. Despite the fact that Japanese food imports are currently undergoing intense scrutiny—and last week’s Food and Drug Administration assertion that there’s no need to test Paciﬁc ﬁsh for radioactivity—some people remain skeptical that the risk is being down-played. According to Jeremy Sandusky, shift lead at Boise Co-op’s meat and seafood counter, a handful of people have expressed concerns about radiation in ﬁsh. “I think people are going a little bit overboard,” said Sandusky. “With the levels of mercury that already exist in ﬁsh, a little bit of [radiation] isn’t going to be any worse.” Boise’s Reel Foods ﬁsh market also had a few customers ask about radiation levels, but the anxiety has been nominal compared to public concern after the 2010 BP oil spill. According to Don Elder, general manager at Ocean Beauty, which supplies Reel Foods, none of his clients have expressed unease. “Radiation levels are below what you’d get from getting your teeth X-rayed at the dentist,” said Elder. “Now if the plant blows up, that might be another story.” That scenario has many folks preparing for the worst. Boise Co-op has been overrun with customers seeking potassium iodide and iodate supplements, as well as iodine-rich products like kelp and seaweed, all of which can help protect against thyroid cancer. According to Rozanne Robertson, a retail clerk in Boise Co-op’s vitamin department, there was a waiting list of 600-800 people for potassium iodate. “It was such a slam with us … they would call up and say, ‘We’ll take anything,’” said Robertson. Though a sign outside Boise Army Navy now advertises iodine supplements, they didn’t anticipate the demand. “In the initial weeks, we had tons of requests for it,” said Boise Army Navy owner Dan Turrittin. “It’s not a product we carried in the past … it’s been selling slow since I brought it in because I think a lot of the panic has probably passed.” But people are stocking up on other items. Turrittin said candles, water ﬁlters and MREs have been recent high sellers. “We normally sell disaster-prepared stuff anyway, but March was a good month for us,” said Turrittin. And as for hand-held Geiger counters for testing ﬁsh? Elder and Sandusky both called them expensive and impractical. “Buy farmed stuff if you’re really that concerned,” said Sandusky. —Tara Morgan
Worley, Idaho, isn’t in the middle of nowhere but it’s close. To get there, drive north on I-95. Way north. If you get to Coeur d’Alene, you missed it (and there’s a good chance you’ll miss it, if you ignore a billboard promoting the Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort Hotel). The Native American casino in Worley served as an unlikely setting for a meeting of Idaho Democrats last weekend. But before they could ﬁnd their way toward what was billed as a “campaign academy,” they ﬁrst had to navigate through a surreal maze: past the resort’s front desk, hanging a right past the Wheel of Fortune slot machine (doing their best not to bump into the walkers or oxygen tanks being pushed or pulled by many of the gamblers), making a hard left at the blackjack tables and heading straight toward the $11.99 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Hidden in a backroom behind the buffet were nearly 100 bleary-eyed Idaho Democrats. Most attendees on the morning of April 15 made a beeline for coffee, but just in case that wasn’t enough of a wake-up, Jay Henderson, Democracy for America national ﬁeld organizer, quickly got their attention. “Who here thinks that they’re normal?” quizzed Hendrickson. Most of the hands in the room went up. “I’ve got news for you,” said Hendrickson. “You’re not. You want to know why? Because you vote. Because you care who gets elected. You’re the exception.” Hendrickson and DFA colleague Matt Blizek coached attendees to build new tactics in order to conquer an old problem: getting a Democrat elected in Idaho. “First, you have to talk ‘normal,’” said Blizek. “Drop the wonky talk. Stop the political speak. You’re going to need to talk to a lot of folks who, believe it or not, can be persuaded to vote for your candidate. I don’t care what state you’re in or how red it is. I simply don’t buy the idea that you aren’t capable of winning any election. Now, let’s get to work.” Time was a recurring theme. “You can usually raise more money or recruit volunteers,” said Hendrickson. “But you can’t buy time. Time may not be as sexy as money or people, but ultimately, time is a lot more important.” For Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Grant, time can’t move fast enough—at least fast enough away from Nov. 2, 2010. Last year’s general election resulted in Idaho
Some of those basics might require Democratic ofﬁcials to start carrying around calculators. “I’ll warn you right now, there’s going to be quite a bit of math involved here today,” Blizek told attendees of the weekend academy. For the better part of two hours, Blizek and Hendrickson walked Idaho Democrats through a notebook full of spreadsheets, each containing a set of complex formulas. “What’s your win number?” asked Blizek. “That’s the exact number it realistically takes to win. And I mean exact, not some roundedup or rounded-down number. Quick. What’s
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REED DEMORDAUNT Labrador’s freshman successor GEORGE PRENTICE
You probably look at the front page a little differently than the rest of us. I have lots of friends in Tokyo, so I have great concern for what’s been happening in Japan. As for the Middle East, I would hope that I understand the people a little better. Obviously, on the front pages you see the extremist points of view. That’s really a minority. Had you run for ofﬁce before last year? Never. I had been involved in different committees exploring education issues, and I had presented before the state legislature before, so that got me involved in some of the political process. I think it was evolutionary. I thought that in order to affect change, I needed to get off the sidelines and get into the game. Was the experience of raising funds and running a political campaign surreal? To have your friends and neighbors write out checks for you and offer their support is very humbling. It’s something I don’t take lightly. Plus, my kids were amazing. They
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pounded in lots of signs and campaigned through a lot of neighborhoods. What are the boundaries of District 14? Five Mile Road on the east. Can Ada Road to the west. Ustick Road on the south and then we go north to the Foothills of Eagle. Population wise, we’re the largest district in the state. But your district will change through redistricting. No question about it. The magic number for each district should be about 45,000 people, and my district is currently well over 75,000. You sat on the House Education Committee this past legislative session. Are you happy with the passage of the three laws that will reform education in Idaho? We were at a turning point. I think we have put some tools in place that will provide a foundation for our kids to compete against a global workforce. This is a very big ship, and we’ve turned the ship with some of these changes, and yes there will be some course corrections. There were some misconceptions that, with the introduction of more technology, somehow teachers would be out of the equation. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. If anything, teachers become a greater part of the process, but this is really about allowing them to be more productive. What would you say to those students who expressed frustration over this issue? I would tell them that this is simply about extending your normal life into the classroom. One of the things we’ve found is that when multi-computing devices are extended into the classroom, discipline problems go way down.
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Reed DeMordaunt’s family reunions are never boring. He’s the oldest of seven siblings and he has six children of his own. For more than seven years, DeMordaunt lived in the Middle East, working for Exxon in Cairo, Egypt; Proctor and Gamble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and WordPerfect in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They also lived in Vancouver, Canada, and Tokyo, Japan, before returning to Idaho in 2000. DeMordaunt is CEO of Med Management Technologies, which develops and markets medication management solutions under the QuickMAR brand name. In 2010, DeMordaunt, a Republican, entered the political arena, winning the House seat for Idaho District 14 vacated by now-Congressman Raul Labrador.
Students have technology in the rest of their lives, but when they got to school, they would become bored. When these technologies are introduced to the classroom, students become engaged at a much higher level. Would you support some type of local option tax for larger municipalities in Idaho? I like the idea of local option because people would get to vote on it. Fundamentally, that’s a good thing. Primarily, the pushback that you hear from the cities is that they would like a simple majority to approve a tax as opposed to a super majority [two-thirds of the vote]. Fifty percent plus one? That’s not a strong enough indication. At the end of the day, I believe when tax dollars are on the line, a super-majority should be required. Did your constituents’ phone calls, emails and letters inﬂuence your votes? It’s great to have that dialogue, but at the same time my constituents elected me to do the hard research as well. I make certain that I’m as informed as I can possibly be. Is politics still a noble calling? Representing people is. I don’t think that you see as much of the ugly side of politics in Idaho as you see elsewhere. Does it exist? Sure it does. I’d like to think that I thought long and hard about all my votes and hopefully most of them were the right decisions. I think they were.
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Brace yourself for Gum For My Boat: Surﬁng in Bangladesh at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
SATURDAY APRIL 23 ﬁlm Jean Kilbourne, busting ads and taking names.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 lecture THE NAKED TRUTH: ADVERTISING’S IMAGE OF WOMEN According to Consumer Reports, the average American is exposed to 247 commercial messages every day. Though this number ﬂuctuates, the truth is we are more exposed now than we ever have been to ads. Commercials, billboards, pop-ups on our browsers are everywhere. They are so pervasive in our environment that we rarely pause to examine what those ads say about our values. Should our world freeze over, archeologists of the future would note the conﬂict between the juicy Big Mac and our loathing of fat bodies. Women are often center-stage in the debate of how ads portray our values. “Advertising tells women—as it has done for 10, 20, 30 years—that what’s most important is how you look,” Jean Kilbourne says in her famous Killing Us Softly lectures. Kilbourne, author, media critic and ﬁlmmaker has long been discussing the implications of advertising, encouraging us to take the messages and values espoused in ads seriously. Long before Adbusters came along, there was Kilbourne: ripping apart the subtle language of advertising in regard to the female form. Kilbourne’s lectures are famous for their ability to shock. Once you see ads as Kilbourne does, it’s hard to unsee them. You can witness Kilbourne discuss these eye-opening issues ﬁrsthand as part of April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Kilbourne will deliver one of her famous lectures right here in Boise at the Egyptian Theatre on Wednesday, April 20. 7-8:30 p.m., FREE for high school and college students and faculty with ID, $10 in advance, $15 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.
THURSDAYFRIDAY APRIL 21-22 radio RADIO BOISE KICK-OFF EVENTS On the front page of its
website, Radio Boise now proudly displays its ofﬁcial, signed FCC license for operation to begin broadcasting “independent, communityprogrammed radio” at KRBX 89.9 FM. To celebrate the eight-year-long fundraising battle that got them there, Radio Boise will make waves with a couple of sweet community kick-off events.
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On Thursday, April 21, there will be an ofﬁcial ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Radio Boise studios at 1020 Main St. at 12:30 p.m. But the real throwdown happens the following evening, Friday, April 22, at the Egyptian Theatre. That fundraiser will feature musicians from A Rising Tide, a new collaboration of local
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR Earth Day is a bittersweet celebration of our planet. We celebrate the planet’s majesty but also reﬂect on how ﬁnite the Earth is. During the daily hustle, sometimes the Earth gets put on the back burner. Well the Egyptian Theatre is doing its part to pinch the public and wake them up from their dream of inﬁnite natural resources by hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, presented by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. Boise is just one of many stops for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, which is one of the most prestigious environmental ﬁlm festivals in the nation. On Saturday, April 23, there will be two screenings, one beginning at 4 p.m. and one beginning at 7 p.m. These ﬁlms will highlight some of the environmental issues that are troubling us today. The goal of the Land Trust is to heighten awareness for the wild areas that surround us in the Treasure Valley, and the proceeds will beneﬁt the conservation of Idaho land. 4 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day, FREE for 18 and younger; 7 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of, FREE for 18 and younger. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, wildandscenicﬁlmfestival.org.
musicians self-described as: “A cooperative effort centered around collaborative live concerts and established by a group of local musicians in Boise, Idaho. Upon realizing they were all releasing records in a short period of time, [they] decided to pool their efforts and schedule a concert series.” The following artists are scheduled to perform: Bill Coffey, Steve Fulton Music, New Transit, Low-Fi, Audio Moonshine, Randy Meenach, Matt Hopper, Shipshape, a.k.a. Belle, Finn Riggins, Thomas Paul and Sherpa. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $15 with a $2 ser vice charge at the Egyptian box ofﬁce and the Record Exchange. The Egyptian
Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, radioboise. org.
FRIDAY APRIL 22 the planet EARTH DAY EVENTS We screw Mother Earth over every other day by dumping oil into the ocean and clear-cutting entire forests. And let’s not get started on destructive delicacies like imported beluga caviar, which not only harms an entire species and the delicate food web to which it is essential but also has an environmental impact from transporting it half way
around the world. Why bother celebrating the Earth’s bounty with one measly day? Instead, head to Visual Arts Collective on Friday, April 22, to stand in arms with those who also think that a one-day, Earthcentric celebration just isn’t enough to save our beloved planet. Collapse Theater’s Fuck the Earth night gets going at 8 p.m. with an absurd evening of theater, movies and music for only $5. More information at visualartscollective.com. However, if you happen to think that acknowledging the impact consumers have is a good thing—and that Earth Day celebrations might just convince someone somewhere to reconsider their actions— WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
STICKS AND STONES JEWELRY Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Tribute Band.
SATURDAY APRIL 23 fab four IMAGINE, THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE For how legendary the Beatles are, it’s crazy to think that this inﬂuential British band only toured brieﬂy in the United States between the years of 1964 and 1966. Many of today’s Beatles fans, in fact, weren’t even alive during that brief window. If you were one of the lucky ones, you saw the actual Beatles live in the ’60s. For the rest of us, we can only hope to have the imitation of the real thing. It’s sort of like an artiﬁcial sweetener, a recreation of the real thing that’s only slightly off. As far as tribute bands go, Imagine: the Beatles Experience could be considered the Splenda of Beatles tribute bands. These Fab Four have been together, crooning Beatles favorites like “Hey Jude” and “Day Tripper” in English accents for more than 10 years. Their website is littered with reviews from fans, like this one: “I have caught your act twice now. I have never danced so much in my life. I will attend every show you four play from Provo to Logan. I can’t wait to catch up with you all again. Thank you for so much fun, your dedication to your show is obvious, you do the Beatles wonderfully. I will see you all again,” from Russ Larson in Ogden, Utah. You can catch Imagine: the Beatles Experience for one night only this Saturday, April 23, at the Swayne Auditorium at Northwest Nazarene University. 8 p.m., $24 adults, $18 children. Northwest Nazarene University, Swayne Auditorium, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa. For tickets, visit nampaciviccenter.com.
ally getting out and doing something for the Earth, you say? These two events will put you at one with nature— evidenced by the dirt under your ﬁngernails afterward. Head to The Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 23, to help clear weeds and litter from around the visitor’s center and Lake Lowell. Light landscaping projects need to be done, too, so be sure to bring your work gloves. Call 208-4679278 to register. Or join the Golden Eagle Audubon Society and the
we’ve got you covered. The Trashion Show features up-cycled, reused and trashy duds. Hosted by the Volunteer Service Board and the Sustainability Club of Boise State, the evening also includes music by Finn Riggins and Red Hands Black Feet. Tickets are $3 or FREE for Boise State students and can be picked up at The Fixx or the Boise State info desk in the Student Union Building. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State. But what about actu-
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SATURDAY APRIL 23 music G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE What makes the Big Mac so special? It can’t be the sesame seed bun—that’s standard issue burger fare. It can’t be the double-patty theory—there are a lot of double-decker burgers that don’t match the iconic Big Mac. The greatness comes in the form of special sauce—sweet and tangy. And that is what makes G. Love and Special Sauce so appetizing as well. The band is a musical mix of hip-hop, blues and rugged country, their hodgepodge sound established through the harmonica and clap-along guitar riffs. The blues/hip-hop combo results in a sound that is perfect for ass-shaking, propelling fans to get-up and dance. G. Love and Special Sauce’s concert on Saturday, April 23, at the Knitting Factory couldn’t come at a better time. As the sun begins to show its glowing face more often, the music in your CD deck should be shifting from sad songs to accompany those rainy days to perkier songs—which is total GLSS territory. And even if you consider yourself a special sauce devotee, be sure to check out Garrett “G. Love” Dutton’s latest solo album, Fixin’ To Die, which features The Avett Brothers. With Belle Brigade. 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, $20-$40. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
Land Trust of the Treasure Valley to clean up the Black’s Creek Reservoir area, which is home to wildlife and a variety of birds. Volunteers are meeting at the MK Nature Center at 9 a.m. on Earth Day to
Before “your mama” gained acceptance as a legit comeback, the old zinger, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” provided picked-on pipsqueaks with a quick retort. Now, grown-up geeks can commemorate their schoolyard bravery with jewelry from Sticks yeahwewood.com and Stones Accessories, a Portland, Ore.-based collaborative of designers, jewelers and artists. Sticks and Stones crafts unique rings, necklaces, cufflinks and tie-clips from rare materials like wood, bone, antlers, black diamonds, white sapphires, topaz, turquoise and lapis lazuli. Sticks and Stones pays painstaking attention to detail, according to its website: “All of our pieces are sanded by hand bringing the wood to its smoothest state. Each piece is then cured for three weeks in an oil blend that soaks into the wood and hardens, forming a shell. This protects your piece from the elements, and helps to maintain its original luster.” Stand out items include the Dirty Peach, a necklace featuring a peach-shaped pendant made from vegetable ivory sourced in Ecuador and double ﬁnger maple-and-ebony wood rings inlaid with black diamonds or turquoise cabochon. Another necklace, The Egg, features a pendant made from piassaba palm nuts. When reﬁned, the nuts are said to resemble a fossilized dinosaur egg, which is one more way to show those bullies how far you’ve come. —Tara Morgan
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 On Stage THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN— Eric Coble’s play about Lilian, a feisty artist who’s not willing to go gracefully into a retirement home. 8 p.m. $14-$21. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Odds & Ends DEVELOP IDAHO 2011—Learning and networking event for those in IT. Industry leaders, experts and entrepreneurs will speak on issues related to the ﬁeld. 1-9 p.m. $25-$30, FREE for students. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
SNAKE RIVER ALLIANCE SPRING MEMBERSHIP DINNER—An evening of food, good company, live music and info on the alliance’s work in the clean energy sector and community. Please RSVP by calling 208-3449161. 6-8 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise, 208-3445731, boiseﬁrstucc.org.
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BACKPACKING BASICS—This show-and-tell lesson covers everything from choosing the correct backpack for your needs to selecting the proper footwear to keep your feet comfy. 7 p.m. FREE. REI, 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-322-1141, rei.com. REAL TEENS REAL PRESSURES WORKSHOP—Jean Kilbourne, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, and Nan Stein, will examine the sexual harassment and violence that teens face. Participants will explore prevention strategies. Space is limited. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, lovewhatsreal.com.
Literature PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP—Big Tree Arts presents the Loud Writers’ Program, including a workshop and all-ages poetry slam. 6 p.m. FREE. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3315632, womanofsteelgallery.com.
Talks & Lectures THE NAKED TRUTH: ADVERTISING’S IMAGE OF WOMEN—Jean Kilbourne, will speak about how advertising poses risks to women, including violence, eating disorders and addiction. See Picks, Page 10. High school and college students and faculty can get free tickets by emailing Kandis at email@example.com. 7-8:30 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
Green BOISE STATE EARTH WEEK—Celebrate Earth Day for the entire week with special events, classes and more sponsored by the Sustainability Club. Highlights include the public debut of a student-created organic test garden and bee farm, a local market and a “Trashion Show.” Call 208-724-5049 or visit news. boisestate.edu for more info.
Citizen 420 RALLY AND MARCH—Join Idaho Moms for Marijuana at the corner of Front and Eighth streets in downtown to collect petition signatures in support of the Idaho Medical Marijuana Choice Act. 2-4 p.m. FREE.
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Marching bands like March Fourth are “scene” stealers.
SCENES FROM A SCENE ROUNDUP There’s a saying that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. And while we here at Boise Weekly aren’t above wanting to see Trey McIntyre Project bourree through the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, we’re also aware that doing so would be a limited representation of Wright’s work. So for the last year, we’ve been heading out to shows with a video camera, documenting the unﬁltered sights and sounds of Boise’s live music culture and happenings along with our thoughts on it. The result is Scenes From a Scene, a web series featuring live performance footage and interviews with everyone from local artists like James Orr and Finn Riggins to national and international artists like Eligh and Ryan Lauder. We’ve covered ukulele groups, hip-hop acts, marching bands, bluegrass and more. We were there at the ﬁnal performances of underage blues wunderkinds The Bodo Brothers and skinhead institution Aces and Eights. We’ve also made the only known recording of local vag-pop duo Vagerﬂy. But the real joy of putting the webisodes of Scenes From a Scene together has been video’s capacity to show the nuances of interplay between musicians in a group, as well as with their audiences in a way that words could never capture. The playful banter between the members of Microbabies says as much about the band as their music does. And the chemistry between David Fredrickson and Mistina La Fave of The Prids as they discuss almost dying in a van crash is matched only by their chemistry on stage. BW has put out 25 episodes of Scenes From a Scene so far and has no plans to stop anytime soon. We’ll be schlepping the video camera out to as many shows as we can until it’s time to upgrade to holographic imaging technology. And maybe then we actually will be able to dance about architecture. Scan the QR code with your smartphone or visit video.boiseweekly.com to tune in yet. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT THURSDAY APRIL 21 Festivals & Events RIBBON CUTTING—Celebrate the new studio and Boise Community Radio. See Picks, Page 10. 12:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Community Radio, 1020 W. Main St., Alaska Building, Ste. 200, Boise, 208-424-8166, radioboise.org.
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GEOTHERMAL FAMILY NIGHT— Kids of all ages can explore geothermal and alternative energy with hands-on activities and presentations. Sponsored by the Geophysics Club at Boise State. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise, 208-489-1284, cityofboise.org/ bee/waterShed.
ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE—Musical based on the life of country legend Patsy Cline. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, 208375-0751, spiritual-living.org.
Odds & Ends AMPED AND DANGEROUS LIVE-BAND KARAOKE—9:30 p.m. FREE. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956.
On Stage I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER—The story of Gene, a widower who is faced with caring for an elderly father he has never really loved when his mother suddenly dies. 7:30 p.m. $9$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org.
CHANT MASTER PETER TANORIKIHO—Experience chanting. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Facets of Healing Wellness Emporium, 717 Vista Ave., Boise, 208-4299999, facetsofhealing.com. GOLDFISH RACING—Goldﬁsh are placed in a raingutter, and it’s your job to urge them on toward the other end by blowing through a straw. Winner gets a big efﬁn’ bar tab. 10 p.m. FREE. Mack and Charlie’s, 507 W. Main St., 208-830-9977, mackandcharlies.com.
IMPROVOLUTION!—Improv comedy for all ages. 7 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-4675533, ﬂyingmcoffee.com. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $14-$21. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
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Citizen WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE FUNDRAISER—Bring non-perishable food items in and receive 50 cents off your tab for every item you donate. 10-2 a.m. Donations accepted. Cactus Bar, 517 W. Main St., Boise, 208342-9732.
Festivals & Events FUCK THE EARTH NIGHT—An absurd celebration of how mankind is screwing the Earth over, including live theater, movies and music. You must be 21 or older to attend. See Picks, Page 10. 7 p.m. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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ANNIE—Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its take on the favorite musical. Visit starlightmt.org or call 208-4625523 for more info and tickets. 7 p.m. $7-$15. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425. I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $14-$21. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Workshops & Classes INTRODUCTION TO WELDING— Learn the fundamentals of welding during this two-day workshop. Visit thesculpturestudio.org for more info and to register. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $225. The Sculpture Studio, 504 E. 45th St., Ste. 11, Garden City, 208-867-9922, thesculpturestudio.org. MAKE-IT-YOURSELF GLASS ART—Create fused glass artwork with the help of a studio artist. 3-9 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane Ste. 120, 208938-1055, fusions-idaho.com.
Literature UNDERGRADUATE FICTION READING—Philip Bode, president of the English Majors Association at Boise State, will read his ﬁction, as will BW intern Eric Austin and Thomas Atkins. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.
Green COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT—Students will be planting seeds, learning about making wise food choices and environmental issues during this open house. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy a vegetarian lunch. Please RSVP by calling 208-385-9146. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. ICAN Center, 3450 Hill Road, Boise, 208-385-9146, idahocan.org.
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TRASHION SHOW— Dressing trashy takes on a whole new meaning, as the fashions featured in this show are made from up-cycled and discarded materials. Hosted by the Volunteer Service Board and the Sustainability Club of Boise State. Also features music by Finn Riggins and Red Hands Black Feet. Get tickets at The Fixx coffee shop or the Boise State info desk. See Picks, Page 10. 7 p.m. $3, FREE for students. Student Union Jordan Ballroom, Boise State, 208-426-1000, boisestate.edu.
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8 DAYS OUT SATURDAY APRIL 23 Festivals & Events CAPITAL CITY MARKET—The open-air market features rows of vendor booths with locally made foods, wines and fresh baked goods, as well as vegetables and handmade arts and crafts. Check out live entertainment from a different musical act each week and select work by local artisans. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287. capitalcitypublicmarket.com. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET— Local vendors and growers display their wares of ﬁne art, jewelry, crafts, local produce and live music. Featuring a different local artist demonstrating his or her craft each month. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle.
Skeleton Blues by Connor Coughlin was the 1st place winner in the 9th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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PROM NIGHT 2011—Relive those high-school memories during this evening of ﬁne wine and dancing. A prom queen and king will be crowned at 9 p.m. Must be at least 21. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10 per couple. Helina Marie’s, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208286-7960, helinamaries.com.
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ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE—See Friday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-3750751, spiritual-living.org.
MYSTERY THEATER DINNER TRAIN—Try to solve the mystery presented in a performance of The Legend of King Kong while you dine and enjoy a scenic train ride along the Payette River. Visit thundermountainline.com for more info. 6 p.m. $65-$79. Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Train Rides, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend, 877-IDA-RAIL or 208-793-4425, thundermountainline.com.
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING—See Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $225. The Sculpture Studio, 504 E. 45th Ste. 11, Garden City, 208-867-9922, thesculpturestudio.org.
ANNIE—See Friday. 7 p.m. $7$15. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-8989425. CHUCKLES COMEDY CABARET—Featuring someone new each week. 8 p.m. $12. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-9515. I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $9-$12.50. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN— See Wednesday. 2 p.m. $14-$21. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Concerts IMAGINE—This Beatles tribute band will perform the Fab Four’s greatest hits. Visit nampacivic.com or call 208-468-5555 for tickets. See Picks, Page 11. 8 p.m. $24. Brandt Center at NNU, 707 Fern St., Nampa, 208-467-8790, nnu. edu/brandt.
PICKLED EASTER EGG EATING CONTEST—For $15, you get a T-shirt, a pitcher of beer and ﬁve minutes to eat all of the pickled Easter eggs you can. Prizes will be awarded for the top four contestants. 4 p.m. $15. Nut House Sports Bar and Grill, 12505 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-2872191, nuthouseboise.com. TOYOTA FARM TO TABLE TOUR—Nationwide tour to showcase the connection between farmers and the markets they serve. Local chefs Abby Carlson and Dustan Bristol will prepare bite-sized samples, and you will be able to test drive Toyota’s hybrid vehicles. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
Art CHAIR AFFAIR GALA—Mingle with the artists who entered their work in the design contest, view the pieces and enjoy the awards presentation during this semi-formal gala. There will also be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. 7 p.m. $20 adv., $25 door, $15 students, $10 children 13 years and younger. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
Green BLACK’S CREEK RESERVOIR EARTH DAY CLEANUP—Help the Golden Eagle Audubon Society and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley clean up around Black’s Creek. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the MK Nature Center and car pool to the area 10 miles east of Boise. See picks, Page 10. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE.
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8 DAYS OUT EARTH DAY WORK DAY—Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by helping to clear noxious weeds, picking up litter around Lake Lowell and landscaping around the Visitor’s Center. Volunteers should bring sturdy work gloves. See Picks, Page 10. Call 208-467-9278 to register. 9 a.m.-noon. FREE. Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, 208467-9278, fws.gov/deerﬂat. GEOTHERMAL ENERGY TOUR—Meet in the Boise State admin visitor parking lot to join members of the geophysics club for a tour of Boise’s geothermal hot spots, including City Hall, the reinjection well in Julia Davis Park and historic homes. 9 a.m.noon. FREE. Boise State, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-4261000, boisestate.edu.
Citizen CRAWL AROUND DOWNTOWN—Pub crawl through downtown to beneﬁt the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. You will receive a ticket for a drink at each of the seven participating bars and a T-shirt at check-in. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $35-$45, boisecrawl.org.
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Animals & Pets NATIVE AND EXOTIC SNAKES IN IDAHO—Join wildlife educators Frank Lundburg and Scott Smith for a special program to learn about snakes, including rattlesnake awareness and safety. There will be live snakes present. 1 p.m. $5. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225, ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov.
SUNDAY APRIL 24 Workshops & Classes INTRODUCTION TO WELDING—See Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $225. The Sculpture Studio, 504 E. 45th Ste. 11, Garden City, 208-867-9922, thesculpturestudio.org.
Odds & Ends THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID SUNDAYS—Free pool tournament and karaoke. Noon-6 p.m. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3223430.
MONDAY APRIL 25 On Stage ANNIE—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $7-$15. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208898-9425. INSERT FOOT THEATRE—Local improv comedy. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com. STORY STORY NIGHT—The theme for this month’s Story Story Night is Coming of Age: Stories of Growing Pains and Rites of Passage. Followed by an open story slam. 7 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
Workshops & Classes EXPLORING GODDESS—For women who are interested in exploring themselves as the energies of the Goddess. RSVP is required. 6:30 p.m. $25. Facets of Healing Wellness Emporium, 717 Vista Ave., Boise, 208-4299999, facetsofhealing.com.
Odds & Ends BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-322-6699.
TUESDAY APRIL 26 Workshops & Classes 2011 INAUGURAL PRINTMAKING SYMPOSIUM—Two-day symposium sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance aimed at bringing artists, students, professors and independent presses from nine regional states together to meet, share ideas and celebrate print making. See Arts, Page 20. For a complete schedule and list of speakers, as well as registration information, visit rockymountainprintmakingalliance.com. HELP YOUR GARDEN GROW— Master gardener Howard Little will show you how to start and nurture a garden in order to get the best results. Learn the tips and techniques you need for success. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, gardencity.lili.org.
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8 DAYS OUT Art HISPANIC CULTURAL CELEBRATION—This art show opening and celebration of the Hispanic culture features artwork by Alma R. Gomez, live music from Mariachi Tleyotltzin, the Hispanic Folkloric Dancers of Norma Pintar, refreshments and more. Call 208-489-0531 for more info. 4-6:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.
Talks & Lectures CARL WILKENS LECTURE—Human rights activist Carl Wilkens will speak on Who is My Brother and Who is the Other: Stories of Resistance from the Rwandan Genocide, followed by a Q&A session. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu. IDAHO RIVERS UNITED—Steve Malloch from the National Wildlife Federation will talk about how a new dam on the Boise River would impact the surrounding environment. For more info, visit idahorivers.org or call 208-343-7481. 6 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, gardencity.lili.org.
Odds & Ends ANARCHIST KARAOKE—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com. COMEDY NIGHT—Test out your routine during open mic night. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 On Stage THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $14-$21. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Literature BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit, critique and encourage the continuation of their work. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org. W.S. MERWIN—Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning poet will read from his collections of poetry. Call 208-331-8000 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $12-$35. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, egyptiantheatre.net.
Green UNPLUGGED WEEK TOUR—Take advantage of extended hours at the center by enjoying a tour, a ﬁsh encounter, a stroll through the Native Plant garden and meet some special critters in honor of Unplugged Week. 5-8 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225, ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov.
Odds & Ends I THINK THEREFORE IAMBIC—Reception for visiting Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin. Meet the poet and enjoy an evening of snacks and a no-host bar. 6-7 p.m. $25. Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St., Boise, 208-426-0538, bardenay.com. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO—Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog musical enthusiasts. Guest speakers and DJs. A prize will be awarded for the shortest song during this month’s meeting. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244. vpsidaho. org.
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STAYING ECONO-MICAL If anyone can do 51 stops in 52 days, it’s Mike Watt ERIC AUSTIN of his father and his own tenure as a member behavior, he might call himself a baka (idiot). Seminal bassist Mike Watt doesn’t avoid the of the Minutemen. His second, The SecondWatt’s diary entries typically begin with big questions in his songwriting. In fact, he beman’s Middle Stand, describes his struggle waking up and end with konking on a couch gins his most recent release, Hyphenated-Man with an abscess that nearly killed him, and somewhere. In between, he’s likely to mention (Clenchedwrench), with one: “Now what references Dante’s Divine Comedy. driving the van, people he met, food he ate, came ﬁrst, the thought or the man?” To Watt a concept album is “all this stuff local spots he enjoyed, how the concert went At 53, Watt is using his Ford Econoline around one idea.” and whatever else may be rattling around in 350 van, which he calls his “boat,” to carve “An opera is actually beginning, a counterclockwise ellipse through middle and end—a story,” he said. North America from Southern And for the last couple decades, California to the East Coast, through Watt’s operas have been moving Canada and back down the West inward. Coast. Joined by the Missing Men, Hyphenated-Man is all about he’s making 51 tour stops in 52 introspection. It’s Watt trying to days—including one in Boise on Sunconfront himself with what it’s all day, April 24—hobbling on a bad about. He said it’s what you’d see knee and nursing a sore throat, makif you took a mirror, broke it into ing daily entries in his online tour 30 pieces and stuck it right in his diary, practicing English with his Japhead. It’s a fast moving, ferocious anese friend Eiko-San via Skype, and record, with only two of the songs displaying earnest good-naturedness breaking the two-minute mark. The in phone interviews—sometimes sevtitles of all 30 songs originated from eral in a day—along the way. Watt “creatures” out of the works of 15th could be called the hardest working century painter Hieronymus Bosch. man in punk rock if it didn’t seem He ﬁrst saw these paintings as a boy like such an insincere cliche. in a World Book Encyclopedia. “Boise is really happening for “They freaked me out,” Watt touring because it’s between Salt said. “I was into dinosaurs and Lake City and the Northwest,” astronauts, too. They just seemed out Watt said, with the shrewdness of of this world.” someone who has been touring for Many of the “men” featured in decades—he has an impressive punk Watt’s music came from The Garden rock resume and was awarded the of Earthly Delights, a busy paintBass Player Magazine Liftetime ing with various surreal depictions Achievement Award in 2008. of majesty, torment and human Watt and his childhood friend mutilation. Watt uses the men as D. Boon formed the Minutemen, metaphors that speak about, what an apropos name given that band he described as, being a middle-aged was all about economy: fast songs, punk rocker—about bein’ Mike Watt inexpensive recording, touring for in his 50s. short periods of time. The iconic, Though he wants people to bring iconoclastic trio became one of the their own meanings to the songs, most inﬂuential punk bands of the Mike Watt will be here in a minute, men and women. he did offer a few of his own. For ’80s. After Boon died in an auto acciinstance “Thistle-Headed-Man” dent, Watt played with several other describes consequences of not being humble, his head. A recent topic is concern for Japabands, including Firehose, Dos and Porno for while “Mouse-Headed-Man” speaks of the nese earthquake victims. Pyros. He’s recently been providing bass for times when “you’re a little too modest,” “What I’m trying to do with the diaries Iggy and the Stooges and will kick off another Watt said. is get people interested in having ﬁrst-hand tour with them at the end of May. A performance in a different city every day experiences for themselves—not like mine Watt speaks—and writes in his tour diis ambitious to the point of absurdity. are so special, but there’s not one way to ary—with a dialect and lexicon that seem all “Well, Canada and the U.S. are big lands,” have them,” Watt said. “Everybody’s got his own. Its myriad components include nautiWatt said. “I’m still missing some towns! But their own way.” cal terms gleaned as the what could I do?” Watt’s own way son of a Navy sailor, It’s all part of his “jam econo” philosois through sprawling as well as fragments of With Jumping Sharks. Sunday, April 24, phy, a word inspired by the model of his rock records that tell other languages. 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door boat. Jamming econo is hard to pin down, their own stories. “What I want to do NEUROLUX but it has to do with good-natured practical“I have stuff to [with the diary] is try 111 N. 11th St. ity, moderation and staying true and focused neurolux.com say, and I can’t do it and make things so it on the music and the people. To Watt, in one song, so I have seems casual,” he said. jamming econo is carting four others and to make a big song,” Others sleep and their equipment around the country in his wake up, but Watt konks and pops. Others ar- Watt said of Hyphenated-Man, his fourth solo well-maintained boat, taking care of himself, release or what he calls his third opera. rive and leave, but he drops anchor and pulls konking on friendly peoples’ couches, and His ﬁrst opera, Contemplating the Engine up anchor. In Watt’s universe, 8:30 is eight still ﬁnding time to enjoy the little things. Room, drew a parallel between the Navy life and a half bells. And if he feels ashamed of his WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Fleet Foxes: They’re here, they’re gone, they’re back again.
CATCHING THE FLEETING FOXES If you didn’t catch Fleet Foxes the last time they were in town with Wilco forever ago, here’s your chance for redemption. The Seattle folksters have announced that they will be swinging back through Boise on Saturday, July 23, at the Knitting Factory Concert House in BODO. Head east to the Old Idaho Penitentiary, for the third annual Gem State Jam Music, Art and History Festival, self-described as “Idaho’s largest solar-powered music, art and history festival.” Music will come by way of Delta Spirit, favorites Cash’d Out, Maria Taylor, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Buster Blue, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Old Death Whisper, Lige Williamson and Rumbleﬁsh. (The music lineup is subject to change.) The festival happens on Saturday, June 11, and early bird tickets are available for $15 through Saturday, April 30. After that, they go for $20. Get more info on the fest at gemstatejam.com. Move west to watch semi-local musician Marcus Eaton, who will perform at the Blue Door Cafe in Eagle on Tuesday, May 3, as part of his West Coast spring tour in support of his recent release, As If You Had Wings. It’s an all-ages show and tickets are only $10 but seating is limited. If you want to dine prior, dinner reservations are required. Eaton and his trio play at 8 p.m., but you might want to arrive a little early: Arts West Jazz students take the stage at 5:30 p.m., followed by Divit and Fonny at 7 p.m. Call 208-938-6123 for dinner reservations and more information. Then bring it back downtown to Tablerock Brewpub for a songwriters’ showcase on Thursday, May 5. If you’re a songwriter who has long been saying, “I sure would like to be part of a showcase. Why isn’t there a showcase for me?” here’s your shot. Send an email to Jon Page at therhythmfactoryboise.com if you’re interested in participating and visit therhythmfactory. showitsite.com for deets. —Amy Atkins and Tara Morgan
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THURSDAY APRIL 21
FRIDAY APRIL 22
AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire
A SEASONAL DISGUISE—With The Stagger and Sway and Slow Skate. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux
ANAL CUNT—With Lengthengurthe, End of All Flesh and White Bread. 9 p.m. $10. The Red Room
ALLEN WENTZ AND FRIENDS JAM AND OPEN MIC—9 p.m. FREE. Bouquet
A RISING TIDE GALA—Featuring a.k.a. Belle, Audio Moonshine, Bill Coffey, Finn Riggins, Hillfolk Noir, Low-Fi, Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, New Transit, Sherpa, Steve Fulton Music and Thomas Paul. 8 p.m. $15. Egyptian Theatre
BLUE DOOR FOUR—With Brianne Gray. 6 p.m. FREE. Blue Door
EDDIE SPAGHETTI, APRIL 21, RX AND LIQUID If you’re ballsy enough to call your cow-punk rockin’ band Supersuckers and describe it as “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world,” going by the name Eddie Spaghetti (nee Edward Carlyle Daly III) is probably no big deal. While still tearing it up with Supersuckers, Spaghetti has made a couple of solo albums, and his third release, Sundowner (Bloodlust), shows he kicks up plenty of dust on his own. Sundowner jangles with country-Westernized covers of songs like Johnny Cash’s “What Do I Care?,” Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind,” the Dwarves’ “Everybody’s Girl” and the Lee Harvey Oswald Band’s “Jesus Never Lived on Mars.” Then he drops an original like “Marie,” a tear-in-your-beer ode to Supersuckers’ late original singer Eric Martin. The big surprise comes from the punky “When Do I Go?” by Spaghetti’s son, Quattro, who can clearly kick up a little dust, too. —Amy Atkins 5:30 p.m., FREE, Record Exchange, 1105 N. Idaho St., therecordexchange.com. 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door, Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., liquidboise.com.
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DOCTOR COOL—8 p.m. FREE. Reef GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT— Featuring Merlyn Martin, The Mighty Deltaone, Jeremiah, Billy Heath and Kent Price. 9 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
AMY WEBER AND SHON SANDERS—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel EDDIE SPAGHETTI— See Listen Here, this page. 9:45 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Liquid EDDIE SPAGHETTI—5:30 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange EDISON JAMES—8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
CAMDEN HUGHES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill CANDREAD AND RIZING REZISTANCE—With Noah Kadre. 9:30 p.m. $5. Bouquet DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle EARTH DAY BASH—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid FRANK MARRA—6 p.m. FREE. Twig’s
KEVIN KIRK—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT AND JON HYNEMAN—With Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs. 6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
STARFUCKER—With Champagne Champagne. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux
MUSHROOMHEAD—With Hed P.E., Livan and Better Left Unsaid. 6:45 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange
THEMES—8 p.m. $2. Flying M Coffeegarage
THE NAUGHTIES—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
THE THROWDOWN—Featuring Fetish 37, The Fade, Dogs on the Lam and Cayaire and Speakerbox. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid
THE RIZING TIDE—8 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS CD RELEASE PARTY—9:30 p.m. $3. Grainey’s
KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
LOW FI—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
MACKAYLA HUNTER—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage MOUSY BROWN—10 p.m. $5. Reef NO QUARTER—8:30 p.m. $10 general, $20 VIP. Knitting Factory REBECCA SCOTT—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye ROYAL BANGS—With Junior Rocket Scientist. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SHON SANDERS WITH AMY WEBER—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub SOUL SERENE—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire
SATURDAY APRIL 23 BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub EQUALEYES— With Cory Mon and the Starlight Gospel. 9:30 p.m. $10. Bouquet ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill G. LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE—With Belle Brigade. See Picks, Page 11. 8:30 p.m. $20-$40. Knitting Factory
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Land Trust of the Treasure Valley presents
WILD & SCENIC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
A Student Film Competition brought to you by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and the Boise City Dept. of Arts and History.
THE ABDUCTION OF WATER Andrew McKeeth Boise State University
Films to change your world! Celebrate Earth Day with the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, I TWKIT VWV XZWÅ\ WZOIVQbI\QWV working to conserve natural, scenic, recreation, and farm lands in the Treasure Valley. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a natural extension of the Land Trust’s work to inspire people to save the wild and scenic places close to home! :INÆM 8ZQbM[ IVL OZMI\ info on local conservation, recreation and agricultural WZOIVQbI\QWV[IVLJ][QVM[[M[<W ÅVL W]\ UWZM ^Q[Q\ W]Z _MJ[Q\M" www.lttv.org IDAHO WHITEWATER ASSOCIATION
USED EQUIPMENT SALE ONE DAY ONLY !
LOWER SALMON RIVER Conner Madigan Boise High School
THE ADVENTURES OF MOISTURE MAN AND WATER WOMAN Will Tebo and Teni Ogata ArtsWest School
DOWN THE DRAIN Charles Baines and Courtney Stennett ArtsWest School
THE SUN, THE MOON, AND WATER Paris St. John and ArtsWest Theatre Group ArtsWest School Special thanks to our judges: Susan Abdo, Sandra Anderson, Cindy Busche, Glen Oakley, Peg Owens, and Ben Shedd.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM | 4PM
WATER! Through a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts & History, local students have produced ﬁlms with the theme of Water! as part of a local competition. Five of the ﬁlms will be screened during the matinee.
ANIMALS SAVE THE PLANET – HIPPO SHOWER In a series of humorous, animated, short ﬁlms animals give us humans tips on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Produced for Animal Planet by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), Animals Save the Planet is a funny, engaging series of six short clay animation ﬁlms that feature animals, in their own habitats, demonstrating how everyone can make a difference by practicing a greener lifestyle. Aardman Animations | 1 min.
THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER Why do Americans buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already ﬂows from the tap? The ﬁlm explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. EthicMark Award, #7 on Viral Video Chart. Free Range Studios | 2010 | 8 min. | USA
1 PERCENT OF THE STORY 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of businesses ﬁnancially committed to creating a healthy planet. Here’s [a very tiny bit] of the story… Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | 2009 | 15 min. | USA
Idaho’s Paddling Experts 6 Canoes, Kayaks, Inflatables & SUPs 6 Sales, Rentals & Service 6 Year Around Events
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD AT 9AM For over 30 years IWA has provided whitewater safety programs & many improvements on Idaho’s rivers for the benefit of everyone!
COME EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION! IDAHO RIVER SPORTS 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave. Boise, idaho 83702 208-336-4844 Photo Werner Paddles
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ANIMALS SAVE THE PLANET – GASSY COWS In a series of humorous, animated, short ﬁlms animals give us humans tips on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Produced for Animal Planet by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), Animals Save the Planet is a funny, engaging series of six short clay animation ﬁlms that feature animals, in their own habitats, demonstrating how everyone can make a difference by practicing a greener lifestyle. Aardman Animations | 1 min.
MAJESTIC PLASTIC BAG Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its ﬁnal migratory destination in the Paciﬁc Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock nature documentary. Jeremy Konner | 2010
way to make a living for the young members of the Bangladesh Surf Club. Follow professional surfer, Kahana Kalama as he works with Hawaiian-based non-proﬁt, Surﬁng The Nations, and learns from these kids that sometimes, surﬁng involves much more than catching waves. Russell Brownley | 2010 | 33 min. | USA
EVENING PROGRAM | 7PM
WATER! Through a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts & History, local students have produced ﬁlms with the theme of Water! as part of a local competition. The three winning ﬁlms will be screened during the evening show.
The Sarcastic Fringehead is a ferocious ﬁsh, which has a large mouth and aggressive territorial behavior. Yet when two Fringeheads have a battle for territory, they wrestle by pressing their huge mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. Jeff Litton | 2010 | 2 min. | USA
GUM FOR MY BOAT
SARCASTIC FRINGEHEAD QUARREL
An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture is now becoming a source of fun, escape and even a chance for a
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Boise Premiere! Learn what the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley is doing to conserve a special 58-acre piece of land right in our own backyard. Produced in Boise through the generous donation of Wide Eye Productions.
Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often ﬂat-outfunny ﬁlm, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a ﬁlm about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazyfor-plastic world has ﬁnally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. Many awards, including Best of Festival, Blue Ocean FF, Audience Choice, Telluride Mountainﬁlm. Suzan Beraza | 2010 | 45 min. | USA
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Produced for Sonoran Institute, Open Space examines the loss of one of the West’s most valuable assets, open space, which serves as a community’s agricultural base and wildlife habitat. The ﬁlm offers a new vision for communities and landscapes in the American West. Jeremy Roberts | 8 min.
WATER LOVIN DOGGIES The water loving doggies are back! From 20 to 200 pounds our furry friends are sure to make a splash in your hearts in this year’s re-cut river romp, featuring music by Matisyahu. Will Keir | 2010 | 4 min. | USA
THE STORY OF ELECTRONICS Revisit Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—6 billion tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horriﬁc backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. Can engineers design long-lasting, toxin-free products that are fully and easily recyclable? Free Range Studios | 2010 | 8 min. | USA
SPOIL The International League of Conservation Photographer’s adventure through the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia to support the coastal First Nations’ ﬁght against a proposed oil export pipeline from the tar sands. In the challenge of just 10 days, these world famous photographers must capture the iconic wilderness and wildlife of this suddenly threatened landscape. Trip Jennings, Andy Maser | 2010 | 44 min. | Canada
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ELECTRONIC BENEFIT FOR RADIO BOISE—10 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. Liquid GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HAMBONES ON THE BEACH—4 p.m. FREE. Sun Ray Cafe MIKE WATT AND THE MISSING MEN—5 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange MIKE WATT AND THE MISSING MEN—With Jumping Sharks. See Noise, Page 17. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux SALLY TIBBS AND KEVIN KIRK—11:30 a.m. FREE. Chandlers
REX AND BEVERLY—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SOUL SERENE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle TAUGE AND FAULKNER 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY—9 p.m. $2. Liquid
BEN BURDICK, BILL LILES— Noon. FREE. Grape Escape
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THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— With David Veloz. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
MONDAY APRIL 25 ALL THAT REMAINS—With Nonpoint, Hail the Villain and Surrender the Fall. 7:30 p.m. $20-$45. Knitting Factory
DANNY BEAL—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny
KEVIN KIRK—With John Jones. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SICK PUPPIES—With Adelita’s Way and Framing Hanley. 7:30 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
STEVEN TONEY—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
TUESDAY APRIL 26 ARTS WEST LIVE—With Dan Costello and the Truck Stop Trio. 6 p.m. FREE. The Blue Door BEN BURDICK AND BRANDON PRITCHETT—8 p.m. FREE. Reef CARTER FREEMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Solid
DANGEROUS PONIES—With Vagerﬂy. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room
SUNDAY APRIL 24
PUNK MONDAY—Featuring Something Fierce, Warner Drive, Robbed Ether and the Jerkwads. 8 p.m. $3. Liquid
ENGLUND-FALER—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye FUCK THE FACTS—With Ken Mode, The Deep, Bone Dance and Black Cloud. 8 p.m. $6. Red Room JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 ARTS WEST LIVE—With Blue Door Four and Carla Cook. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door CHUCK SMITH—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s IN THIS MOMENT—With Straight Line Stitch, System Divide and Sister Sin. 7 p.m. $13-$30. Knitting Factory JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
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JOHN VANDERSLICE, APRIL 23, NEUROLUX While it’s hard to speculate on how outgoing he may be, John Vanderslice has helped form a community of indie artists. His studio, Tiny Telephone, has seen artists such as Spoon, Deerhoof and The Mountain Goats record there with Vanderslice occasionally acting as producer. In his own music, Vanderslice utilizes musical style as tone for his narrative, which makes his canon feel linear with each album evolving, if ever-so-slightly. While some of his songs are political, they are more about the trappings of modernity. His latest album, White Wilderness (Dead Oceans), is no exception. Recorded with the backing of the 100-strong orchestra Magik Magik, White Wilderness demonstrates Vanderslice’s use of instruments as tone to help tell his stories, singing in his blunted baritone as violins cry with the keyboard and soft beat. Though Vanderslice won’t bring the orchestra with him to Boise, he will still have a story to tell. —Jordan Wilson With Matt Hopper. $10, 9 p.m. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., neurolux.com.
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IT’S A STEAM-ROLLER, BABY Symposium aims to make an im(print) on Idaho art scene SHEREE WHITELY to put the symposium together has served as a For Amy Nack, owner of Wingtip Press— A steamroller is headed for Boise Art Museum. sort of introduction to this idea. which allows members access to presses they No, the building isn’t being razed and the land “I’ve been in printmaking at BSU for four typically wouldn’t have after graduating from sold to make way for a new fast food restauyears and had the same fellow-students, and college—it’s the way prints are made that rant. Instead, on Thursday, April 28, at 10 [working on the symposium] has been really draws her to the art form. a.m., construction work will become art work. nice because we’ve always been together, but “It’s very process-intensive,” Nack said, A steamroller will run woodblocks made this is the ﬁrst time we have a common goal,” “You have to come up with an image, a maby Boise State students and artists from across trix, inking and you’re managing the paper. It’s Sather-Smith said. “I think the experience is a the Rocky Mountain region. The multi-ton great microcosm of what RMPA is all about.” an ageless art form and is done the same way ﬂattening machine will function as a grandFitterer was awarded a service-learning as it was hundreds scale relief press and grant for the symposium, and students in her of years ago—it’s a will kick off the ﬁnal classes collaborated with communication stutradition. But there are day of the Rocky April 26-28 at various locations on the Boise dents at Boise State to put the event together. ways to make it very State campus and at Boise Art Museum. Mountain Printmaking Steamroller prints will be displayed at a clos“Printmaking is a very community-driven contemporary, and Alliance’s Inaugural ing reception on Thursday, April 28. On-site art form,” said Boise State student Julie Mcit can have a deﬁnite Symposium. registration is $75 or $35 for students. IndiCreedy, who also helped organize the symposocial impact.” Prints made by the vidual events may be attended for a single fee. sium. “It gets colleagues working together, and That social impact Visit rockymountainprintmakingalliance.com for steamroller will be more information. printmaking classes are unlike any other art can be seen at the formed using an adapI’ve class ever taken. It’s fun and so much difopening reception for tation of the exquisite ferent. We want this symposium to be special the symposium, when corpse technique. Temfor Jill. We’re passionate artists for sure.” works from the Leftovers II Print Exchange plates of an animal image—similar to those Other symposium events will include artist will be on display and both Nack and Fitterer used on the event posters—were distributed talks, presentations and demonstrations from will give introductory speeches. by RMPA to various artists. Participants then Candace Nicol of Oxbow Press, Anne Hoff of The Leftovers project involves 120 artists carved their own section of the animal and put the College of Southern Nevada, Justin Diggle from across the world, who each make 14 them together to form a collaborative print. of University of Utah, Andrew Polk of the prints, send them to Nack, and receive 12 Boise State assistant professor Jill Fitterer, University of Arizona, Kathryn Polk of L VIS different ones by other artists in return. Each founded RMPA in 2009 after noticing a need Press, Stefanie Dykes of Saltgrass Printmakers print deals with the idea of “leftovers,” be it for a central organization for Rocky Mounand Melanie Yazzie of University of Colorado surplus materials or an image of something tain-area printmakers. For her, the event is at Boulder. that evokes the idea in the artist. Nack will symbolic of what she hopes her organization Sather-Smith would like the hard also help event attendees make their own can accomplish. work put into the symposium to relief prints on her portable press. “[The symposium is] a way to create new resonate with artists and nonThe sense of sharing connections and break the isolation, bring artists alike. and community is together a community in a new way and forge “I just want everyone connections regionally,” Fitterer said. “It’s also ever-present in to have a good time and the printmaking a way for people to learn more about what to experience what I’ve community. For printmaking is.” experienced this past Sather-Smith, being Although the events begin Tuesday, April semester,” Sather-Smith Fitterer’s right-hand 26, with custom laser-printed T-shirts, what said. “I want them to woman and working artists such as Fitterer do doesn’t typically say, ‘Wow, I just met include anything created with an inkjet printer. with her fellow stuprintmakers from like dents “When I tell people my major, they think 10 different states and it’s printing things on a laser jet printer we did something and wonder how I can together,’ not feel like get a degree in that. So they went to a conferI tell them it’s cuttingence and saw some edge 15th century artwork.” technology,” Boise Attendees State student are welcome to Erika Satherhave some fun Smith said and network with a laugh. in a more “Just like any casual way at art form, it’s a the costume way for people to bowling night express themselves Wednesday, April creatively.” 27, at Emerald Fitterer sees the steamrollLanes. The event will er event as a way for printmakallow everyone to unleash their ing to gain the attention of those creativity and crazy side, beunfamiliar with the technique. cause, according to Sather-Smith: “It will make a spectacle of the art of print“Printmakers do know how to making in a more public format,” Fitterer said. “And perhaps generate some interest.” Jill Fitterer: turning construction equipment into art tools. have fun.” GLE NN LAN DBE RG
Maybe you thought The Community Center was defunct. Nah, it was just hibernating. To celebrate its awakening, organizers are holding an LGBT in the Arts event on Saturday, May 14. The work of LGBT painters, writers, photographers, sculptors and more will be featured, which is fab, but this is also an opportunity for people who may know nothing about TCC to educate themselves on what this longtime organization— founded in 1983—is all about. Hint: its goal is to “unite the LGBT community through education and developmental programs.” For more info, visit tccidaho.org. New artist co-op Green Chutes also has some events coming up in May. On Saturday, May 7, from 4-7 p.m., take some time to meet the GC artists. Beer and wine will be available and it is free to attend. Then on Friday, May 20, from 5-9 p.m., see the work of, and meet, reclusive abstract artist Charles Kadlec (he’s not abstract, his work is). Green Chutes is located in the same building as Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery at 4716 W. State St. For more information, visit greenchutesboise.com. In news from the fast-paced world of the literati, local author Anthony Doerr has just cemented his post as Idaho’s leading literary light. Doerr has won the 2011 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for his story “The Deep.” The award comes with a cash prize of roughly $49,000. Are you a writer and feeling a little envious of Doerr’s success? Well, you can learn from the master himself June 13-17, when he teaches a workshop titled Break the “Pre” off the Dictable: A Workshop for Fiction Writers with Anthony Doerr. Presented by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, this workshop marks the sixth time the SVCA has sponsored a course like this, and the second time that the busy Doerr—who most recently held the exalted title of Idaho’s Writer in Residence—has taught one. The goal for this workshop is to “show students how to sever the cables of their habitual ways of reading, writing and thinking.” On the surface, the class isn’t cheap—$300 for SVCA members and $350 for non-members—but it’s actually an incredible deal to get to spend ﬁve days with the man who just walked away with a $49,000 prize. Scholarships are available for all SVCA classes. If paying a few hundred bucks to sit at a desk for a week sounds way too much like a return to college, you can hear Doerr speak for FREE on Tuesday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Center in Ketchum. For more information, call 208-726-9491 or visit sunvalleycenter.org. —Amy Atkins
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ALL NIGHT—Locally made feature-length comedy about a group of friends whose night out in Boise becomes anything but normal after a series of surreal events. Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m. $3 students, $4 general. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub. boisestate.edu. DRIVEN—Special screening of local ﬁlmmaker Gregory Bayne’s documentary about MMA champion Jens Pulver. Proceeds will beneﬁt the local Boys and Girls Club. Thursday, April 21, 7-9 p.m. $9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3424222, theﬂicks.boise.com.
MIRAGE OR MOVIE? Certiﬁed Copy is uncertain GEORGE PRENTICE
THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE EVENT—Special screening of the movie made during the 1974 Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. Features exclusive interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir. Tickets are available at the box ofﬁce and online at fathomevents.com. Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. $12.50. Edwards Spectrum 22, 7709 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-377-9603, regmovies.com.
WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL— Celebrate Earth Day with this environmental ﬁlm festival featuring movies about environmental issues and celebrating our planet. Proceeds beneﬁt Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10-$15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.
Having watched Certiﬁed Copy twice, I’m still not sure it’s a movie. A mirage perhaps, maybe a house of mirrors, but certainly not a ﬁlm in any conventional sense. If you require plot, easily identiﬁed characters and deﬁnitive conclusions to enjoy your ﬁlm-going experience, I’m afraid that Certiﬁed Copy may not be for you. But if your patience allows you to watch a slowly revealed exploration of the human condition, then you’re in for a premium 100 minutes. Is Juliette Binoche putting lipstick on or is Certiﬁed Copy putting viewers on? Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress Award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for linger on long close-ups of self-observation. his ﬁrst feature ﬁlmed outside of his home her portrayal of Elle, an enigma of a woman Binoche shifts from indifference to seduction country of Iran) sets a pace not unlike who invests an afternoon with James (Wilwith the arch of an eyebrow. She’s sexy, sweet arthouse ﬁlms of the 1960s from Jean-Luc liam Shimell in his ﬁlm debut). Elle meets and intellectual all at once. Godard (Breathless) or Michelangelo AntoJames at a reading of his new book, Copie Unfortunately, Shimell is not up to the nioni (La Notte). Certiﬁed Copy is all about Conforme (English translation: Certiﬁed task of co-star. One of Britain’s most acthe dialogue—not what the characters have Copy), which asks us to explore why an complished baritones, Shimell has sung in the expertly crafted reproduction is never valued to say about their actions as much as what leading opera houses of the world. But those they have to say about the consequences of as much as an original. skills are not required and, in fact, may be a their actions. As they wander hindrance for such an intimate experience as “If we were a bit through a sunCERTIFIED COPY (NR) cinematic soul-baring. Ultimately, he is the more tolerant of each drenched Tuscan weakest link of Certiﬁed Copy, and that’s other’s weaknesses, village, we realize that Directed by Abbas Kiarostami a signiﬁcant weakness given that he and we’d be less alone,” Elle and James are a Starring Juliette Binoche, William Shimell Binoche are in almost every frame of the ﬁlm. Elle concedes. mere reproduction of a and Jean-Claude Carriere Near the conclusion of the ﬁlm, the couple The camera couple. They play-act Opened Friday at The Flicks visits a hotel room lit only by a waning sunhas loved Binoche as husband and wife, throughout her Oscar- set. Elle reaches out to James and whispers, ﬂirting and ﬁghting winning career (The Unbearable Lightness of “Stay with me. Stay.” I didn’t know if I had their way through scenes from a faux-marwitnessed the start of a love affair or a reﬂecBeing, The English Patient, Chocolat), and riage. Audiences may debate exactly what’s tion of one long gone, and I needed to watch this may be her most vulnerable perforgoing on, but it’s an intriguing discussion. it again to really see it. I’m glad I did. mance to date. Kiarostami allows the lens to Writer/director Abbas Kiarostami (this is
SCREEN/THE TUBE Opening Then you ﬁnd out where they work, and it all makes sense. They’re telemarketers—precisely the kind of people most of us want to see The sufﬁx in “alcoholic” is “ic,” not “oholic,” so Comedy Central’s die. However, the telemarketing aspect of the show manages, albeit new show, Workaholics, should have been called Workics. Regardless, counterintuitively, to render the characters somewhat sympathetic. there’s no such thing as “workohol,” just as there’s no such thing as If your job requires making ever yone who still has a landline hate “shopohol” or “chocohol.” you, there’s really no reason why you Very few comedies are good from the shouldn’t remain constantly stoned and start—it often takes a season or two—but ﬁxated on your own waste. it’s hard to imagine that Workaholics will Also, they’re forced to take a get the chance to purge its deﬁciencies. drug test in the ﬁrst episode, which It’s the kind of show in which ﬁstmakes them even more sympathetic. If bumping drunks inﬂict gross pranks on anyone should be allowed to take drugs each other and say things that rhyme, at work, it’s people tr ying to sell staplers such as, “Send her a pic of your dick.” over the phone. The main characters are three dumb guys Despite the linguistically problematic (played by Blake Anderson, Adam Devine title, the show does get one thing right— and Anders Holm) who leave dollar bills the pilot episode is called “Piss and Shit.” wrapped around their own poop and wait If you enjoy the show and its scatological for someone to pick it up. platitudes, there’s a good chance that Basically, they’re the kind of guys you’ll become a shitaholic. most of us wish would just hurry up Telemarketers, workaholics and professional shitaholics. —Damon Hunzeker and go extinct.
WORKAHOLICS: HIGH-FIVING ITS WAY TO THE TOILET
AFRICAN CATS—Samuel L. Jackson narrates Disney’s cinematic ode to the majesty of Earth’s diverse and wild landscapes and the regal creatures that inhabit them. The stars of the show are a lioness and a mother cheetah whose cubs depend on them for their very survival. Directed by Alastair Fothergill. (G) Edwards 22 23
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“We are the children of the age of plastic,” says documentar y ﬁlmmaker Werner Boote in a voiceover for his ﬁlm Plastic Planet. Boote traveled to 14 countries to document the omnipresence of plastic, searching in landﬁlls, in homes, in bodies. And perhaps it’s not surprising that he found some not-so-positive results. In one clip, Boote has his own blood analyzed for traces of chemicals transferred from plastic bottles. It’s hard not to be disgusted as his doctor lists a range of unpronounceable chemicals present in Boote’s bloodstream. This ﬁlm will not make you fall in love with plastic. In addition, Plastic Planet is about as indie as it gets. Released at the Cinema Village in New York City in Januar y, the ﬁlm was never released nationally, but is now available on DVD.
Gwyneth Paltrow has been singing a lot lately. She’s had a recurring spot on Glee, singing Cee Lo’s radio-friendly “Forget You,” and Joan Jett’s “Do You Want to Touch Me?” The latter was a genuinely uncomfortable viewing experience as she danced quite seductively with a group of supposed teenagers. Love it or hate it, Country Strong is where Paltrow’s singing career was launched. Released November 2010, Country Strong chronicles the rise and fall of country superstar Kelly Canter (Paltrow). The trailer shows a host of downfalls: Cantor greedily holding onto a bottle of vodka, having affairs and just being generally wild and crazy. The ﬁlm feels like a made-for-TV movie—Richard Roeper wrote, “You can see every backstage-melodrama cliche coming two scenes away.” Maybe Coldplay needs a backup singer and Paltrow can leave acting for good. —Jordan Wilson
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APP/SCREEN GEOLOGY ID Geology ID ($6.99 on iTunes) may be the best iPhone, iPod and iPad app about Idaho rather than the stuff that people say about Idaho or what people do in Idaho. This is really about Idaho: its mountains, valleys, aquifers, rivers, mineral resources, fault lines and about two dozen more so-called layers. Want to look at the state’s ﬁre risks? Done. Railroad tracks? Sure. Ear thquakes? No problem. Geology ID is cer tainly a tool for geography and geology professionals, but it’s also WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
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a geek’s dream. Unlike Google Maps, Geology ID is completely self-contained, which means that it’s always available, even without cellular or wireless coverage—it’s great when you’re hiking in the middle of nowhere. But it can also take advantage of the iPhone’s built-in GPS receiver. With the swipe of your ﬁnger tip, you can zoom to your exact location. Working on a project for work or school? Geology ID can also generate highresolution maps that download to your PC. —George Prentice
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No need to scale back just yet, spring steelhead season is still open.
SPRING SALMON RUNNETH Many of us have reached our emotional and physical saturation points for the abundance of rain/snow/slush/hail/graupel/ sleet the Treasure Valley has accumulated this year. We know that, logically, precipitation is a good thing. But that’s a tough pill to swallow when looking out at another rain-soaked weekend. However, there are a few bright points on the horizon that aren’t hurting because of the rain, namely spring steelhead and chinook seasons. While the spring steelhead season has closed on several waterways, it is open through Saturday, April 30, in most areas, and until May 15 on the Little Salmon River. Waterways open through April include the Snake River from the conﬂuence of the Clearwater River to Hells Canyon Dam; the Clearwater’s main branch; the Middle Fork of the Salmon from its mouth to Clear Creek; the North Fork of the Clearwater to Dworshak Dam; the South Fork of the Clearwater from the mouth to the American and Red rivers conﬂuence; and the Salmon River from its mouth to just downstream from the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery weir near Stanley (with the exception of Lake Creek Bridge to Long Tom Creek). Anglers can take three ﬁsh per day and have nine in possession with a limit of 20 for the season. Barbless hooks are required, and anglers can keep only hatchery ﬁsh marked with a clipped adipose ﬁne. A 2011 ﬁshing license and a steelhead permit are both required. If steelhead aren’t your salmon du jour, the spring chinook season will begin on Saturday, April 23. The ﬁrst waterways to open will be the Clearwater, Salmon, Little Salmon and part of the Lower Salmon rivers. The section of the Lower Salmon between Short’s Creek and Vinegar Creek will not open until June 18. Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife managers are predicting that roughly 20,500 chinook will return to the state hatcheries this year. Limits on ﬁsh caught in the Clearwater drainage are three per day with only one adult (24 inches or longer) and a possession limit of nine. In the Snake, Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, the daily limit is four ﬁsh with no more than two adults and a possession limit of 12. The annual limit is 20 adult chinook. Speciﬁcs on stretches of river open for ﬁshing are available in the season brochure put out by Fish and Game. Closing dates will be announced later. —Deanna Darr For more information, visit ﬁshandgame. idaho.gov/ﬁsh.
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TALKING TURKEY Changing calls and weapons may be (good) for the birds RANDY KING In mid-April hunters dust off their camouﬂage and head into the woods in search of wild turkey. Last year I was lucky enough to draw a rare tag for the birds in Unit 38, the Boise River Valley, and could hunt a mere 10-minute drive from my house in Nampa. I hunted the same ﬂock hard for about two weeks. I would drive to my spot and wade through the frigid Boise River in search of the birds. Their morning “gobble-gobbles” would set my mood high for the rest of the day. One day, in the lush spring greenery, I sneaked up on a roosted tom, set out my decoys, took out my box call and convinced the bird to come within 40 yards of me. He was unlucky enough to get a hot dose of size 4 and then another when he tried to ﬂy off. I made a curry with the drumsticks when I got home. I know I can shoot a turkey with a gun; I have done it several times. This year I wanted to change tactics and decided to try and shoot one with my bow. But in order to do that, I need to have both hands free at all times, so I needed to learn how to use a different kind of call: the mouth reed. The mouth reed is a horseshoe-shaped contraption that ﬁts on the roof of a user’s mouth. It consists of a canvas backing with strips of plastic woven into it. Altogether it is about the size of a quarter. The reed is placed plastic side out, and the tongue is pressed up against it to hold it in place. A reed call works by “blowing air across two or three layers of plastic and making a noise,” explained Chad Schiermeier, a professional hunter, owner of Burnt Creek Adventures and pro staff member—who travels around and teaches people how to use a com-
traditional recurve bow for turkey hunting. pany’s products—at Primos Hunting Calls. Without a gun, I will have to be extra sure of When the reed makes noise, the hunter my shooting. So for some advice on archery needs to manipulate that noise into a call that hunting, I went to Danny Aden, owner of appeals to turkeys. Being able to do that is part of what makes Schiermeier such a badass, Archery Central in Caldwell. Aden recommended that I do one major and he agreed to help me learn how to blow a thing to improve my shooting and my odds mouth reed call effectively so that I could be a for a successful hunt: shoot from all positions. badass, too. A couple of days before we met, “Too many times people practice shooting I bought my ﬁrst mouth reed call. I gagged on while standing left foot forward. They never it about 50 times before I began to make the practice shooting while sitting with their back even the most rudimentary of calls with it. against a tree or while kneeling,” Aden said. I met with Schiermeier at the Sportsman’s “They use their whole body to draw back. Warehouse in Meridian, where he was doYou can’t do that while sitting.” ing an in-store demonstration. He told me Aden sat down with his back against the that using a mouth reed is by far the most counter and demonstrated how to pull a bow complicated method to call a turkey but also the most successful. He said that turkeys in the back using just arm muscles. The typical method of arching a little to draw does not wild make different noises dependwork when your back is pressed against ing upon what they are doing: a a tree. And since a bow hunter can’t “cluck” is a location call, a “purr” stand up and shoot without spooking is typically a feeding noise, and the a turkey, he or she must draw the bow “putt” is an excited warning call back from a sitting position and make meant to scare or alert other turkeys the shot—not an easy task. I can consisto predators in the area. Ironically the “putt” was the only turkey sound VIDEO: Watch tently hit my target standing but sitting King learn to is a whole different story. I was making with my mouth reed. call turkeys. “It’s a whole lot harder to do it this “If a turkey could smell, you way. You need to have the strength to would be shooting them with a riﬂe,” pull your bow from any position,” he warned. Schiermeier said, as evidence that turkeys are Regardless of what call or what weapon I hypersensitive to movement, color and noise. use, the main issue with turkeys is how wary So hunters need to remain very still and very they are. And in just a few days, I will be quiet. That’s almost impossible with other head-to-toe in camouﬂage, sitting in the wet calls that rely on hand movement to make spring dirt calling a turkey. I will be using a noise. The mouth reed call lets a hunter not reed call that I am still learning how to use only make the correct noise but do so without and shooting a recurve bow from a sitting pomoving—perfect for hunting turkeys. sition. Right now, the outlook is pretty good That lack of movement is the other big for the turkeys. issue I am going to have when I switch my WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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10TH ANNUAL HORNET 5K RUN/WALK—5K race on Saturday, April 30, at 9:30 a.m. Register at Shu’s Running Company, East Junior High School or online at east-jh.schoolfusion. us through April 29. Proceeds will beneﬁt junior high athletics. $20. East Junior High School, 415 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-854-4730, boiseschools. org/schools/east. 2011 BOISE KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE—Support breast cancer research by running this 5K race on Saturday, May 7, at 8 a.m. $20-$25. Register online at komenboise.org through Tuesday, May 3.
A GIRLY-GIRL LEARNS TO PLAY ROUGH For anyone within earshot, the mob of 30 women screaming, “Blood makes the grass grow greener. Kill, kill, kill!” in Winstead Park may have seemed a little frightening. It’s the same feeling I had when I accepted the challenge of playing rugby with Boise Nemesis Rugby Club, Idaho’s only non-collegiate women’s rugby team. I had the standard stereotypes in mind when I ventured to the park on a chilly evening: ideas of rough tackles and ruthless players. My friends didn’t do much to squelch my fears, insisting that I’d be pummeled into the ground. They also made less-than-helpful suggestions, like maybe I shouldn’t wear my usual platform heels on the ﬁeld. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I met the lady ruggers. They were genuine, welcoming women who said that practice is usually followed by a cold beer and conversation. The evening began with a lap around the expanse of grass littered with children’s soccer teams. The women ranged in age, with adolescents and those in their mid-40s, and I was relieved to ﬁnd that the vast majority of the attendees were novices like me. We started with the basics of catching and throwing, which felt a lot like what I’d learned in ballet class. Straight arms and a continuous swinging motion from side to side make catching and throwFor more information, ﬁnd ing a rugby ball—which looks Boise Nemesis Rugby Footlike a slightly irregular, discountball Club on Facebook. bin version of an American football—a lot different than tossing a baseball. The oddity of the sport isn’t restricted to form. Nemesis coach Laurie Appel explained that rugby is a continuous-action game. Translation: Just because someone has been laid out on the ground doesn’t mean the game stops. I witnessed this aspect ﬁrst-hand when I learned about rucking. Rucking involves offensive players pushing against defensive players, gladiator-style, over the top of the player who has been tackled. It’s unnerving at ﬁrst—especially when the advice given to the tackle-ee is to cover her head and try to not get trampled. And then there’s “mauling,” which is essentially moving in a mob. Although it looks like a chaotic mess, there’s more skill involved than meets the eye. That goes for everything in rugby—technique is important and key to preventing injury. Appel explained that rugby can be healthier than sports involving pads and helmets, because there isn’t an invincibility complex—the threat of getting hurt is ever-present. I also discovered that this isn’t a sport for people who like their space: “tackling” means ending up (face) cheek to (derriere) cheek. As one rugger put it, “Rugby is a very friendly sport.” The team practices Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There’s still time to join in and experience isn’t required. “Our team is about having fun,” fundraising coordinator Monica Fabbi said. “If anyone is looking for a rugby team, we want to ﬁnd them.” —Sheree Whitely WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
2011 WEST VALLEY WALK/ RUN—5K or 10K run on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Register online at ymcatvidaho.org through the day of the race. Proceeds beneﬁt the Caldwell YMCA. $10$20. West Valley Medical Center, 1717 Arlington, Caldwell. MARCH FOR BABIES—Help raise funds for the March of Dimes by getting sponsors for this 6.2-mile run/walk to be held on Saturday, April 30, at 9 a.m. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. PAWS FOR THE HEART WALK— Two-mile walk around St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Meridian to beneﬁt the Meridian Valley Humane Society and St. Luke’s Health Care System Foundation. Register at meridianvalleyhumanesociety.com through race day. Race is Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. $25. WEISER RIVER TRAIL 50K RELAY AND SOLO RUN—Run this 50K solo or with a team on the scenic Weiser River Trail. Race to be held on Saturday, April 30, with staggered start times beginning at 9 a.m. Register online at bluecirclesports.com through the day of the race. $60 solo, $200 per team of ﬁve.
Events & Workshops BOOK SIGNING: STEVE STUEBNER—Have the local trail expert sign your copy of his book Boise Trail Guide: 75 Hiking and Running Routes Close to Home. Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE book with shoe purchase. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., 208-344-6604, idahorunningcompany.com. IDAHO PADDLESPORTS EXPO—Everything you need to know about paddle sports from the experts, plus a chance to win prizes. Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Alpenglow Mountainsport, 2314 Bogus Basin Road, 208-331-2628, alpenglowidaho.com. IDAHO STEELHEADS HOCKEY PLAYOFFS—vs. Alaska Aces. Wednesday, April 20, 7:10 p.m., and Friday, April 22, 7:10 p.m. $17-$34.50. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or box ofﬁce 208-3318497, qwestarenaidaho.com. LIVERDANCE 6—Meet at the fountain in the park for this alleycat bike ride through town. Must be 21 or older to participate. Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m. $8. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Blvd., Boise.
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EASTER BRUNCH Let’s face it: Easter is a tad absurd. In his book, Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris tries to explain American Easter customs to his French class: “The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate.” Perplexed, his teacher replies: “Here in France, the chocolate is brought by a big bell that ﬂies in from Rome.” This Easter, Sunday, April 24, forget bunnies and bells and hit up the brunch buffet. BANBURY RESTAURANT—From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Banbury’s buffet will include eggs benny, cheese-stuffed hashbrowns and roast pork tenderloin with spiced raspberry sauce. Prices are $28.50 for adults and $14.25 for kids ages 6 to 12. Reservations required. Call 208-939-4600. BERRYHILL AND CO.—From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berryhill will offer a churched-up version of its weekly Sunday brunch, including an omelet station and carved meat from Snake River Farms. Prices are $21 for adults and $10.50 for kids under 10. For reservations, call 208-387-3553. BRICK 29 BISTRO—From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brick 29’s buffet will feature a seafood bar, farm-fresh eggs benedict and local lamb conﬁt hash. Prices are $19.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids. For reservations, call 208-468-0029. CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chandlers will offer a prix-ﬁxe brunch menu, which includes a bakery basket, fresh fruit cocktail, an entree—like the seafood omelet with Alaskan king crab and rock shrimp with avocado, asparagus and lobster coulis and pommes frites—and dessert. Prices are $30 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger. For reservations, call 208-383-4300. FOCACCIA’S—From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Focaccia’s will feature an omelet bar and a wafﬂe bar, apricot-glazed ham and chocolate-covered strawberries. Prices are $13.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids 8 and younger. For resos, call 208-322-2838. OWYHEE PLAZA GRILL—With seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., the Owyhee Plaza Grill will offer a buffet of carved prime rib and ham, seafood fettuccine and assorted salads. Prices are $19.95 for adults, $11.95 for children under 10 and free for kids under 3. For reservations, call 208-343-4611. RED FEATHER—From 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Red Feather will serve up its regular brunch menu with a few Easter specials. For reservations, call 208-429-6340.
The little piggie who stayed home missed out on all these fresh veggies.
THIS LITTLE PIGGIE WENT TO MARKET Farmers markets are growing all across Idaho GUY HAND we’re going to have asparagus this week’ or On April 16, “guest ringer” J.V. Evans, ‘it’s cherry season,’” Johnson says, “and that’s executive vice president of D.L. Evans Bank, a real interest to consumers.” grabbed the wooden handle of a brandIdaho farmers markets are offering other new brass bell, lifted it over his head and ceremoniously rang in a new season at Boise’s embellishments, too. Five or six have already set up Electronic Beneﬁts Transfers (food Capital City Public Market. Along with the stamps), allowing low-income shoppers to opening of the Eagle Saturday Market the buy fresh, locally grown foods at farmers same day, it was a prelude to a record nummarkets. As the season progresses, Johnson ber of farmers markets scheduled to open says more markets will be equipping themacross Idaho this season. selves for EBT sales. “We’ve seen a tremendous amount of Markets are also putting together classes growth in farmers markets over the last few and special events. years,” says Laura Johnson, with the Idaho “One of the things we decided to impleState Department of Agriculture. “The number of markets has more than doubled since 2006. ment is what I like to call Dirt to Dishes,” says Melissa Nodzu, the new manager for the Eagle In 2006, we had 26 markets and in 2011, Saturday Market. It’s a short we’re looking at having 55 little gardening series that will markets around the state.” The Idaho Department of be held weekly starting near the Johnson opens a copy of Agriculture prints a new, end of April. the Idaho Farmers Markets statewide Idaho Farmers Nodzu is also putting Guide, a yearly directory the Market Guide every spring. The 2011 version, which will together a Chef at the Market Department of Agriculture have information on every cooking series. Guest chefs will puts together, and runs a ﬁnger one of Idaho’s 55 farmers demonstrate cooking techdown a long list of markets— markets, will be available niques with various kinds of from Bonners Ferry to Soda at the end of the month. Go to agri.idaho.gov or call fresh market produce. Springs—that keeps growing 208-332-8530 for more And since the Eagle longer each year. information. Arts Commission founded Together with venerable and sponsors the Eagle Satmarkets like Boise’s and Eagle’s, urday Market, another series Johnson says new farmers markets are popping up in Meridian’s Generations called Artists in Action will be part of the market’s program. Plaza, in Marsing, Arco, Idaho Falls, Montpe“With Artists in Action, there’s going to be lier and elsewhere. And with that growth, she says, comes new a working artist every week doing demonstrations and providing an opportunity for patrons market innovations. For instance, the Emmett market has become a leader in using Facebook to participate in the activity and create their own artwork,” Nodzu says. and Twitter to communicate with customers. At the venerable Capital City Public Market “They can do things like blast out, ‘hey
in downtown Boise, things are also changing. Where a grand total of 12 vendors opened the market on its inaugural opening day in 1994, market manager Karen Ellis says closer to 130 vendors committed to the 2011 season opener. Not only is the Capital City Public Market growing in size, Ellis has planned her own set of new services and special events for the 2011 season. To illustrate, she pulls that aforementioned brass bell out of a box. “We’re having a guest bell ringer every Saturday morning,” she says. Locals like new market sponsor Evans and Trey McIntyre of the Trey McIntyre Project will ring the market open. “And believe it or not, there are a lot of people who actually want to ring that bell,” Ellis says. She has ringers booked into 2013. The Capital City Public Market is also debuting an online market map this year. “It will be a link on our website that takes customers to an interactive map that will allow them to plug in a product to see who’s carrying that product at our market and when it’s available. The map will also allow the customer to plug in the name of a vendor and it will take them to the spot on the map where the vendor is located,” Ellis says. Ellis and her staff also dreamt up—and this might be he most elegant market innovation yet—a free “Veggie Valet” service. After shopping the market, customers can check their produce-stuffed bags at a special booth and wander off to brunch or a Saturday morning stroll, hands free. As for special events, on Saturday, April 23, the Capital City Public 28 Market is putting on the Farm to Table
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Tour, a nationwide tour of farmers markets sponsored by Toyota. “They pay the chefs a stipend to purchase food from our local farmers market farmers,” Ellis says. “And then the chefs will prepare food samplings that will go on all day during the market.” Participating chefs are Christine Reid from Locavore, Dustan Bristol from Brick 29, Andrea Maricich from Salt Tears Coffeehouse & Noshery, Paul Faucher from Wild West Bakery & Espresso, Abbigail Carlson from Peaceful Belly, David King from The Modern Hotel, Alex Cardoza from Red Feather Lounge, Shane Day from Jenny’s Lunch Line and Mathieu Choux from Le Cafe De Paris. These events and the expanding list of innovations at Idaho farmers markets are impressive, says the IDSA’s Laura Johnson, but the simple fact that they bring people together over food is still the farmers market movement’s most compelling draw. “You know,” she says, “it’s great to be able to meet with an individual farmer, to know more about your food and to take children to a farmers market, to see where their food really comes from.” 26
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Ever since Ouiser Boudreaux carved the tail off of a redvelvet armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias, the South has been known for its wacky cakesperimentation. Cakes in point? Cake balls. The three-bite-size, sugar-dipped craze was jump-started in Dallas by the Cake Ball Company in 2006. Now cake balls have rolled out across the country. According to an article on Salon.com, cake balls are simple to make: “The basic (and shockingly unwholesome) recipe involves baking a whole cake, crumbling it into tiny pieces, mixing those with frosting and covering the entire sugary mess with some sort of confectionery coating.” In August 2010, locals Alicia Cassarino and Jenny Wells gave cake balls a try. A surge of interest led them to found their company, Cake Ballers, soon after. “I had seen some of the CAKE BALLERS To place an order, email dessert trend in the South email@example.com. headed toward the cake ball For more information, visit and away from the cupcake, thecakeballers.com or facemore of the cute little petit book.com/cakeballers. four desserts,” said Cassarino. “We gave it a whirl and it ended up being really good … It’s not an original idea, but we threw our own spin on it.” Now Cake Ballers is shipping orders across the country, and even working on branching out to Afghanistan. According to Cassarino, cake balls have taken off as a dessert trend because they’re more practical than cupcakes. “You don’t look super awkward eating it like you would a cupcake that’s kind of big and crumbles … It’s not such a huge glob of cake, it’s just enough and it’s small enough that it can be personalized, customized,” she said. “You can have a couple and not feel so bad about it.” Cake ball ﬂavors include everything from Viva la Cake Balls, chocolate and mint grasshopper balls, to Holy Cacao’s Diablo cake balls with chocolate cake and anchocayenne cream cheese frosting. And Boise’s Cake Ballers recently took it a step further. “We had the Winning ball a couple of weeks ago, which was this Charlie Sheen-esque mix … it’s a banana cake and we topped it with this crazy mix of toffee and banana chips and chocolate chips, so it was literally bananas topped with crazy,” said Cassarino. “We drizzled red candy over the top—a tiger’s blood topping.” —Tara Morgan KE
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syrah grape is king, but in the south, red blends rule. Grenache typically leads off that blend, but more than a half-dozen other grape varieties can enter into the mix. The result is an alluring red wine that is one of my unabashed favorites. Three different appellations from the southern Rhone (at three very different price points) made the cut this week:
2009 ANDRE BRUNEL COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES, CUVEE SABRINE, $13 This grenache, syrah, mourvedre blend is a bit funky at ﬁrst with its earthy hit of dill on the nose, but it blows off, letting
RAEDEAN’S This sammy comes with criss-cut fries and sliced strawberries in syrup for dipping ($7.99). 4969 Overland Road, 208-336-2201.
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2008 DOMAINE PAUL AUTARD CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, $38 A light spiciness adds color to the round, ripe cherry, vanilla and light coffee aromas in this blend of six different grapes (grenache and syrah take the lead). There’s a New World richness to this wine with its silky red fruit ﬂavors and soft oak. The creamy ﬁnish is marked by touches of coffee and tobacco.
MISS TAMI’S COTTAGE Meat-and-cheese-encased-ina-giant-doughnut-wich. Delish ($11.79). 1031 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-888-6829, miss-tamis.com.
2007 PERRIN & FILS VACQUEYRAS, LES CHRISTINS, $27 From the Perrin family of Chateau Beaucastel fame comes this blend of grenache (80 percent) and syrah. It offers earthy berry and plum fruit aromas backed by fresh ground, dark roast coffee, white pepper and herb. This is a remarkably smooth and elegant wine with seamless cherry and raspberry fruit ﬂavors, in which ripe tannins and a hint of anise come through on the lengthy ﬁnish. —David Kirkpatrick
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at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Apr 12, 2011 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Lacey D. De Los Reyes DOB 11/9/82 Case No. CVNC1105943 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE A Petition to change the name of Lacey D. De Los Reyes, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been ﬁled in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Lacey D. Shumway. The reason for the change in name is: Divorce, changing name back to maiden name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on June 9, 2011 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Now comes one of the supreme tests that most Aries periodically face: Will you live up to your promises? Will you continue to stay passionately committed once the fiery infatuation stage evolves into the earthy foundation-building stage? Here’s a secret to succeeding at this test: You can’t just try to force yourself to “be good” and do the right thing. Nor does it work to use shame or guilt to motivate yourself. Somehow you’ve got to marshal pure, raw excitement for the gritty detail work to come. You’ve got to fall in love with the task of actually fleshing out your dreams. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In his book on intuition, psychologist David G. Myers defines it as “the capacity for direct knowledge and immediate insight, without any observation or reason.” Another expert, Malcolm Gladwell, describes intuition as the “power of thinking without thinking.” Both authors encourage us to cultivate this undersung way of grasping our raw experience. But Myers also warns of the perils of intuition if it’s untempered by logic and analysis. It can lead down rabbit holes, where we lose track of the difference between our fantasies and the real world. It can cause us to mistake our fears for accurate ESP or get lost in a maze of self-fulfilling prophecies. I bring all of this to your attention because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to hone and purify your intuition. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of the most impressive elements of the Egyptian uprising in January and February came after it was all over. Eighteen days of street protests created a huge mess in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and the surrounding area. When Hosni Mubarak finally resigned and reforms began percolating, thousands of demonstrators returned with brooms, rubber gloves and garbage bags to set the place back in order. I urge you to follow a similar sequence in the coming weeks. Agitate for change; rebel against the stale status quo; fight corruption and ignorance; and once your work has led to at least a partial success, clean up after yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Sometimes nature seems more beautiful than strictly necessary,” said physicist Steven Weinberg as he admired a hackberry tree stoked with blue jays, yellowthroated vireos and a red cardinal. You may find yourself thinking similar thoughts in the coming week. From what I can tell, life is primed to flood you with simple glories and exotic revelations, with signs of eternal splendor and hints of sublime meaning, with natural wonders and civilization’s more interesting gifts.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I became an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church when I was 19 years old. Since then, I have officiated at numerous baptisms, initiations, weddings (including marrying people to themselves), divorces, renamings, housewarmings, ghost-banishings and the taking of primal vows. In all my years of facilitating these ceremonies, I’ve rarely seen a better time than right now for you Leos to seek a cathartic rite of passage. You may even be tempted to try several. I recommend no more than two, however. Are you ready to break a taboo or smash an addiction? Renounce a delusion or pledge your devotion or leap to the next level? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It would be an excellent time for you to acquire the Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Kit, a package of goodies prepared by domestic expert Martha Stewart. I say this not because a zombie apocalypse is looming or any other kind of apocalypse for that matter. Rather, the kit’s presence in your life might encourage you to make fun of your fears. And that would be a perfect way to cooperate with the current cosmic tendencies, which are conspiring to diminish the inhibitions that your anxieties hold in place. Remember one of the key rules in the game of life: Humor dissipates worry. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Eighty years ago, an explorer who visited the Maori of New Zealand found they had such good eyesight that many were able to detect Jupiter’s four largest moons with their naked eyes. That’s the kind of vision you could have in the coming days, metaphorically speaking, at least. The astrological omens say you have the potential to see further and deeper into any part of reality you choose to focus on. Inner truths that have been hidden from you are ready to be plucked by your penetrating probes. For best results, cleanse your thoughts of expectations. Perceive what’s actually there, not what you want or don’t want to be there. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You really should ventilate your house periodically, even when the weather’s cool. The air indoors gets stale; you need to flush it out and welcome in some fresh stuff. In my astrological opinion, it’s especially important for you to do this right now. So please consider opening all the windows for a while and inviting the breezes to blow through. In addition to its practical value for your respiratory system, it could serve as a ritual that gently blows the dusty crud out of your mind, thereby improving the circulation in your thoughts and emotions and fantasies.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What do you like most about work? What are the pleasurable experiences that happen for you when you’re engaged in demanding tasks that require you to be focused, competent and principled? I think it’s important for you to identify those hard-earned joys and then brainstorm about what you can do to expand and intensify them. You’re in a phase of your long-term cycle when you can make a lot of headway toward transforming your job situation so it serves you better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The next phase of your life will be an excellent time to unbreak your heart. Here’s what I mean by that: You will have extra power to dissolve any pain that still lingers from the romantic disappointments of the past. You’ll be able to summon acute insights into how to dismantle the sodden and unnecessary defenses you built to protect yourself from loss and humiliation. You will find it easier than ever before to forgive and forget any close companion who hurt you. So get out there, Capricorn, and launch the joyful process of restoring your love muscles to their original potency. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Search For Self Called Off After 38 Years,” read the headline in The Onion. “I always thought that if I kept searching and exploring, I’d discover who I truly was,” the report began, quoting 38-year-old Andrew Speth. “Well, I looked deep into the innermost recesses of my soul, and you know what I found? An empty, windowless room the size of an aircraft hangar. From now on, if anybody needs me, I’ll be sprawled out on my couch drinking black cherry soda and watching Law & Order like everybody else.” I wonder if Speth is an Aquarius? Many of my Aquarian acquaintances seem to have recently hit a dead end in their quest to fulfill the ancient maxim “Know thyself.” If you’re like that, please hang on. The floodgates of self-discovery will open soon. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Odds are high that you know very little about Africa. Can you name even 20 of its more than 50 countries? Are you aware that its land mass is bigger than Europe, China and the United States combined? Did you realize that about 2,000 languages are spoken by the people living there? I bring this up, Pisces, because from an astrological perspective, it’s an excellent time for you to fill the gaps in your education about Africa—or any other subject about which you are deeply uninformed. Don’t get overwhelmed by this assignment, though. Choose maybe three areas of ignorance that you will concentrate on in the coming weeks.
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