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
carpool to the area in Kuna. Plan on bringing gloves, a water bottle, a rake and sunscreen. The event will last until about 2 p.m. Register by emailing Sean Finn at email@example.com.
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