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NOTE NEWS IN OVERDRIVE On April 29, I wrote my Editor’s Note, sent it to design, put it through the editing process and did just about everything to get it to the press except stick it in the digital in-box. The first graph went as such: “ … The royal wedding festivities had moved into reception phase in London. The die-hard birthers were still skeptical about President Barack Obama’s place of birth, despite the release of his long-form birth certificate. The death toll in Alabama, where major cities took direct hits from large, destructive tornadoes, was just starting to climb into the hundreds. It’s safe to say, major news outlets had a busy week.” Sunday morning as I penned a Citydesk post at about the comedic insults President Obama and Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers hurled at Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, I made a mental note to adjust and update what I’d written in my Note about their newsmaking. But even then, I could hardly anticipate the understatement that was, “It’s safe to say major news outlets had a busy week.” A few hours later, I, like the rest of the world watched as Obama—who, between his Alabama visit and the release of his birth certificate, had already had a big week in front of the cameras—announced to the world that he had authorized the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Suddenly, an already robust news week turned into a blockbuster, with many in the national mainstream media pulling an all-nighter and leaving even we peons at alt weeklies scrambling for a few hours sleep between frantic blog updates. By the time this issue sits on the shelf a week, most of this global news will be old news, and locally a good deal of attention will have shifted to the upcoming GBAD election, which, despite the wins and losses, has the potential to shape the future of downtown Boise in the coming years, including the fate of convention center facilities. BW News Editor George Prentice has more on that story in News this week. —Rachael Daigle


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DON’T TEASE THE LIBRARY The Daily Show’s John Oliver dissed the Boise Public Library ... well, to be honest, he bagged on Boise altogether. Some thought it was super funny. Some not so much. Get the story at Cobweb and discuss amongst yourselves.

HANDS OFF THE PAINT CANS Crime is down in the City of Trees— except for graffiti. Taggers are more annoying than ever (we should know, they keep destroying our red boxes), with reports up almost fourfold from last year. Dear taggers, get some canvas and make some money.

DRINKING, BW STYLE Bar Bar—BW’s third annual bar guide—hit stands on April 27. The six bartenders voted Best of Boise in BW’s 2010 Best of Boise contest created drinks specifically for the guide. Watch each in action as they shake up their new drinks.

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GIPPER GAGA The once and future con In response to a question of why Republican voters remain generally unexcited about the array of GOP clowns, creeps and cretins who have given sign they might run for president, a journalist (whose name I didn’t catch) visiting a news show I watch with regularity said she believed those voters were wishing for another Ronald Reagan to emerge and sweep away President Barack Obama like the original allegedly swept away the Soviet Union. This answer implied a condition that the Republican superstructure would have us accept as unquestionably true, that Reagan was a great man and a great president. But which Ronald Reagan did she mean? The one Republicans remember with such idolatry that it borders on fetishism? Or the one I remember—the Ronald Reagan who disguised a black heart and dull wit beneath a mask of fake congeniality and presided over the most indictmentladen administration in our nation’s history; the Reagan who birthed policies that (with further nurturing from the Bush administration) have pushed our country into a mire from which we so desperately struggle to escape; the befuddled frump Reagan who left office having accomplished little more than a massive transfer of riches upwards to the wealthy and the beginning of the end for the middle class; the Reagan who needed a Level 10 image rehab in subsequent years to compensate for a record of deceit, mediocrity and failure? Ah, but before we delve further into Ronald Reagan, here’s your weekly reminder: go to for the petition to put a recall of the new education policies on the ballot, and to for the petition to recall Tom Luna. U If the journalist’s observation was correct … if Republicans are indeed waiting for a latter-day Reagan incarnation to show them the beef, and forget to duck, and tear down all the evil empires, they will have a long and fruitless wait. The man they revere so slavishly never actually existed. That man is a caricature pasted together by manipulating neo-cons terrified Americans might conclude that if the real Reagan, following so closely to the slime of Richard Nixon, were the best the Republican Party had to offer any more, then maybe America would be better off without the Republican Party. Truth is, the un-doctored Reagan took a $1 trillion national debt left to him by the previous 39 presidents combined and tripled it in eight years primarily by pouring the Treasury into fantasy weapons that would never work (SDI, notably), and to fight a fantasy threat (the Soviets), who in reality were on their last legs before he ever took office. The un-retouched Reagan encouraged Central American fascists in the slaughter of tens of thousands of their own people—an

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estimated 200,000 in Guatemala, alone— and was never shy about showing his natural affinity to the most vile of racists, be it with his campaigning in the murderous stink of Mississippi or his unwavering support of apartheid in South Africa. The un-renovated Reagan tried his best to eviscerate any hope the environment had by appointing industry pimps like James Watt and Anne Gorsuch to oversee the evisceration, and he smeared the nation’s poor by fabricating stories of “welfare queens” dragging the economy down even while de-boning the tax code to benefit corporations. The un-reconstructed Reagan set loose the horrors of promiscuous greed by deregulating savings-and-loan practices, which not only led inexorably to pillage on an epic scale but blazed the trail for future thievery in the banking and insurance sectors. Back then, even the mushy moderate center realized what a flop Reagan was. By the spring of 1987 (just months before he left office), polls showed that a solid majority of Americans disapproved of the job Reagan had done and believed him to be a liar. So it was no small feat for reality jugglers on the right to take such a hovel of a human being and give him a brand new coat of hype and horseshit. But for those simpler minds who believe anything such decepticons tell them, it was a simple matter to let slip memories of Iran-Contra, Silverado Savings and Loan and the arrangement William Casey made with the ayatollahs to hold the hostages until Jimmy Carter was defeated. Then it was an even simpler matter to let the mental vacuum be filled with tales of how the Gipper brought down the Iron Curtain with no more than a commandment to “tear down this wall!”—even if the two-year gap between the command and the unrelated event is a tad inconvenient to the myth. Or how the Reagan Years were “Morning in America,” particularly for corporate leeches bleeding the taxpayer under the auspices of privatization. Or how a man who confused being in a World War II movie with actually being in World War II is remembered as “The Great Communicator.” In a real way, I suppose, the clowns, creeps and cretins in the Republican presidential field are, down to the last man (and woman), almost as Reaganesque as they all claim to be. After all, one fraud looks pretty much like another. But as the nation has learned to its displeasure and pain, if you choose to construct your world from scraps of fantasy and threads of make-believe, you should know that sooner or later, you’re due for a thorough collapse of the whole flimsy structure. And in so many ways, that is what we are going through now—the lingering aftershocks of a remarkably trivial Reagan, restored to pass for remarkable. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


THRIFT AND LIES Like their government, Americans live on debt NEW YORK—During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said: “We have to confront the fact that our government spends more than it takes in,” he said. “That is not sustainable. Every day, families sacrifice to live within their means. They deserve a government that does the same.” Republicans have used this “families balance their budgets, so should government” line for years. Now Democrats are doing it, too. We Americans value thrift and personal responsibility. We believe we should live within our means. But Americans are up to their ears in debt. Four out of five individuals have at least one credit card. The average family has an outstanding balance of $10,700. It spends 21 percent of its monthly income to pay interest on that balance. The average American family has assets: It owns a house worth $160,000. But it owes $95,000 to the bank. The claim that American families live within their means is a joke. To be fair, it’s not entirely their fault. The typical American family only earns $43,000. It’s hard to buy much of anything, much less the house that embodies the American Dream, with that. So they/we borrow. As grim as a life of indebted servitude may seem, imagine what the American economy would look like if families really did live within their means, spending no more than they earned. No debt. No credit. At least 88 percent of buyers take out a loan to buy a car. What would happen if these buyers had to save actual cash before they could hit the showroom? They wouldn’t buy a car. Air would get cleaner, but the economic


collapse that began in 2008, which has put one out of five Americans out of work, would accelerate dramatically. Two-thirds of the U.S. economy directly relies on consumer spending. People can only purchase goods and services using one of three sources: income, savings or credit. As we’ve seen, the average American family doesn’t have savings. Its income has been falling since 1968. That leaves credit. If consumer credit vanished, the corporato-capitalist system currently prevailing in the United States would deteriorate from its current, merely unsustainable form into total chaos. Without credit cards and other loans, citizens would seethe, trapped between the mutually irreconcilable forces of falling wages and the aggressive advertising and marketing of products they would never be able to afford. The typical American family cannot live within its means because it cannot earn enough to sustain its lifestyle. Were it to downgrade its living standards to a level it could afford, there wouldn’t be enough consumer spending to drive the economy. This would force further personal austerity. Eventually, we’d all be living outside. You know what’s funny? Unlike the American family, the U.S. government can spend less than it earns. It can increase revenues by raising taxes. Unlike families, it spends trillions of dollars on stuff—wars—that it doesn’t need and actually makes things worse. It could even use its power to force employers to pay workers what they deserve. If the government did that, families might not need credit. They could (finally) live within their means.

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CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU BROKE RULES OF INCORPORATION BCVB sales manager tries to sway GBAD vote GEORGE PRENTICE son. “They’ve been collecting unemployment, but they’ve informed the state labor department that they could be rehired.” Schmader, one of the beneficiaries of the endorsement, told BW that he was surprised to see the letter but not surprised by its intent. “I’ll tell you what’s happening,” said Schmader. “They’re working for nothing, and they’re so passionate about what they do that they may not always be stopping to think about using the right approach.” Schmader said the bureau has kept its doors open at Boise’s Owyhee Plaza Hotel, but in his words, “They’re dying.” He’s anxious to fund them again. “Honest to God, I would fund them the very first meeting after being elected,” said Schmader. “I would make them financially healthy, so that everyone at the table is healthy to have a conversation about moving forward.” At least three more canThis year’s field of candidates is the most for a GBAD election in 18 years. didates agree with Schmader In fact, due to a lack of candidates, every GBAD election since 2003 has been canceled. and would turn the funding back on, sooner than later. “I think the visitor’s bureau has done an excellent job,” said Kloc. pear when the funding dried up. the upcoming election for the Greater Boise “We have to find a way to work with them.” Bobbie Patterson, BCVB executive director, Auditorium District. “There has to be some kind of transparent As part of its “Purposes, Powers and Philos- confirmed to BW that Edens serves as the bureau’s senior sales manager, but was quick to way of working with the bureau,” said Wali. ophy,” filed with the Idaho Secretary of State’s “To cut funding to an entity that has proved Office, BCVB promised not to “intervene in, or say that Edens is working for free. its worth time and again is not smart busi“This has really blown up our workers’ participate in (including the publishing or disness sense,” said Sullivan, who, along with tribution of statements) any political campaign lives,” said Patterson. “Are they interested in Schmader, was endorsed in Edens’ letter. the outcome of the election? Of course they on behalf of any candidate for public office.” But candidate Peavey-Derr is a bit more are. Why else would they continue to come to But Edens, a 21-year veteran of the bureau, cautious about the bureau. work for eight months without being paid?” mailed endorsement letters on April 18—us“We know that they’re good people,” she Before seeing its funding cut off by GBAD, ing her organization’s address, website, phone said. “But I’m against funding the BCVB the number and email—promoting Steve Schmader two stinging financial audit reports concluded way it’s been done.” that BCVB credit cards had been used for and Mike Sullivan in the Tuesday, May 17, And one candidate, incumbent Youngerpersonal use, and that there was little to no GBAD board of directors election. man, is not a fan of the bureau. oversight of expenses by the bureau director. Schmader and Sullivan are among six “The existing Convention and Visitor’s The reports did not allege fraud. Given that the candidates vying for two seats in the elecupcoming election results could change at least Bureau operates under an archaic, threadbare tion. This year’s runoff, which has attracted one and possibly two seats on the five-member plan,” said Youngerman, who voted last July the most candidates in 18 years, comes in the board, a new GBAD vote could quickly restore to cut off funding to BCVB. wake of a contentious year, which saw GBAD Patterson, at odds with Youngerman, said funding to BCVB. cut off funding to the Boise Convention and it’s time for the 18-year veteran of the board “Two board members could immediately Visitors Bureau (BW, News, “Mediation Next to step down from GBAD in favor of what she call for a meeting ” said Patterson. The BCVB Step Between Battling Auditorium Board and called “more informed decisions.” director said that she had “heard conversaVisitors Bureau,” Aug. 25, 2010) and widely Acknowledging that, in retrospect, she tions” about an emergency vote that could varying scenarios for a new convention center would have told Edens not to send the encome soon after the May 17 election, which (BW, News, “Convention Kerfuffle,” Dec. 15, dorsement letter, she still defended the action. might turn the financial spigot back on. 2010). Joining Schmader and Sullivan on the “How do I tell them what to do or what “They’re hanging in there, but they [her May 17 ballot will be Hy Kloc, Judy PeaveyDerr, David Wali and Stephenson Youngerman employees] think this election will determine if not to do if they’re not being paid?” argued Patterson. they continue to come to work,” said Patter(the lone incumbent). When the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau was granted a Certificate of Incorporation in 1985, its officers promised never to participate in, or influence any campaign for public office. Yet the bureau’s senior sales manager, Lisa Edens, violated its articles of incorporation by endorsing candidates for

BCVB has the most to win or lose in the election. On July 22, 2010, a deeply divided GBAD board voted 3-2 to cut off approximately $1.3 million in annual funding to operate the tourism bureau. And Edens has a personal and professional stake: She and her colleagues at BCVB saw their salaries disap-


Roger Brooks wants downtown Boise to keep the lights on. “We’re moving to the European standard,” Brooks told a full house at the Boise Centre on April 28 as part of the 24th annual State of Downtown meeting. Brooks knows a thing or two about selling a city. As CEO of Destination Development International, he helped brand and market nearly 1,000 communities worldwide. The Downtown Boise Association asked Brooks to serve as its wake-up call for its annual early morning gathering. “Seventy percent of all consumer spending takes place after 6 p.m.,” said Brooks. “Are your businesses open? Even public markets that are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. don’t work anymore.” Referencing nearby Sparks, Nev., as an example, Brooks said that’s where public market attendance has quadrupled since extending its hours into the evening. Brooks also wants tourism promoters to stop using time-weathered cliches like: “So much to do” and “We’re the center of it all,” and words like “explore” and “discover.” “If Boise is using these words and cliches, what is there to differentiate what you’re saying from any other city in the country?” asked Brooks. “If I can plug any city into your catchphrase, you’ve lost the sale.” Following DBA Executive Director Karen Sander’s entree of accomplishments (three consecutive years of more downtown Boise businesses opening vs. closing) and challenges (downtown’s growing graffiti problem), Brooks served up the equivalent of a triple-shot espresso in his sunrise message. For the better part of an hour, Brooks unloaded a number of statistics that led to several conclusions: Downtown businesses need to stay open later, traditional marketing is usually ineffective, and most cities need a lot more benches (for lazy husbands and boyfriends). “Women account for 80 percent of all spending,” said Brooks, pointing to photographs of male bench-sitters. “So, you need at least 100 benches downtown for the men.” Brooks also pushed something called his “10-plus-10-plus-10 rule”: three linear downtown blocks must include 10 food merchants, 10 retailers and 10 places that remain open after 6 p.m. Brooks’ message gave Sander plenty to consider. “These are conversations that we’ve had for a number of years now,” Sander told Citydesk. “We’re looking forward to bringing stakeholders to the table to ask, ‘What is our brand?’” Sander said her organization would expect to confer with officials from Boise City Hall, the Capital City Development Corporation, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and downtown property owners and developers. “I really like a lot of what I heard from Mr. Brooks,” said Sander. “But of course, we want to tweak a lot of what he had to say and build our own message.”




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VIRGIL MOORE Trout, wolves and myths GEORGE PRENTICE

You spent a lot of time at Idaho’s fisheries, even becoming the department’s chief of fisheries. When I first came here in the mid ’70s, we had the department’s very first wild fish management plan. We worked really hard to craft new rules to stem the harvest impacts, particularly on trout. It’s a tremendous legacy that we put new science together to serve as a foundation for fishing practices. What’s a tangible example of that change? The first job I had was a research biologist on the South Fork of the Snake River. The cutthroat trout were declining. We went in there to measure what was going on and quickly determined the problem wasn’t spawning or production. It was just too much harvesting. But the greater challenge had to be convincing people who fished to support new rules. Fish and wildlife management is not just application of science. Some of the public wanted to catch and photograph big trout. Others wanted or needed to take home five or six fish to eat. There is nothing wrong with either as long as it’s sustainable. Our challenge is to ensure that the diversity of needs is addressed in a management plan built within biological constraints.

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What are IDFG’s budget challenges? We’re still predominately funded by hunting and fishing license fees and excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment. Our revenue stream from hunting and fishing is stable, but it’s not really growing. Why is it not growing alongside Idaho’s ever-increasing population? Up until the mid 1980s, our license sales tracked population growth, but they’ve leveled off. Is it a cultural shift? Families are choosing to use their time differently, but Idaho still has an extremely high proportion of people who call themselves hunters and anglers. About 50 percent to 60 percent of our population says they fish. Idaho has about 30 percent that hunt. Compare that to California, which has about a 3 or 4 percent hunting population. The most recent federal budget included an attachment taking gray wolves in the Northern Rockies off the Endangered Species List. Where is the department with enacting that change? As we speak, we’re waiting for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to publish a rule to that effect. We think it will be sooner than later, and we’ll take back the lead on wolf management as soon as that is published. We understand that there will be no waiting period. We’re moving very quickly to get all of our management structure back into place. Will we see wolf hunts like we saw two years ago? We hope to have a proposed hunting season for our commission to review at our July meeting. Rules could be set in August. We would


Virgil Moore has spent much of his adult life with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. He moved to the Gem State to attend graduate school at Idaho State University in 1974 and began working with the department in 1977. Apart from his wife (his high school sweetheart), his two daughters and three grandchildren, he considers Fish and Game his family. So when Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter chose him in March to be Fish and Game’s new director, for Moore it was more like becoming a patriarch.

propose to start a wolf hunt with the opening of the big game season in early September. Has livestock depredation diminished, grown or leveled off? We saw fewer depredation complaints last year than the year before. We think that’s because we reduced the number of animals in the 2009-2010 hunting season. We’re reasonably confident that the depredation is due to a reduction of wolves and the wariness of the animals to humans. Are depredations still highest in the Lolo Zone (in northeast Idaho)? Yes. When we get into elk depredation, the highest impacts are in the Lolo Zone. We need to update those numbers with information from last year’s work on elk. We’re getting that by collaring animals and then tracking them to see what the cause of death is. We’ll be able to use that information to make some pretty good decisions. Everyone seems to know a little bit about this issue. When you have the opportunity to talk to the public, do you end up correcting myths about gray wolves in Idaho? There are myths on both sides of this issue. We’ve got to be out there making sure that the best information is available. Whether it’s used or not is a different story. As we get back to full management on the issue, you’ll be seeing a lot more from us.



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WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY MAY 4-7 theater THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION In actor, comedian and banjo ninja Steve Martin’s first full-length play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meet in a bar in the early 1900s, debate their views on the nature of genius and creativity, and offer predictions for the 20th century. “I think we’ll see images sent through the air, and the receivers will become so popular that taste will diminish their potential,” says one character, predicting television and quickly being poo-pooed by the other characters. Aaron Sorkin, the creator of The West Wing and writer of A Few Good Men, sees it differently. In his play The Farnsworth Invention, he says quite explicitly that the invention of television changed everything in the 20th century. And like all revolutionary technologies, it was about getting there first. The inventor of the electronic television was a resident of Rigby: Philo Farnsworth. The man who took credit for it was David Sarnoff, the president of RCA. The Farnsworth Invention, which Alley Repertory Theater premiered at Visual Arts Collective on April 29, is a dramatization of the race not just to be the first to invent the technology, but to claim sole credit for it. “If we make him an offer, it means he invented television,” Sarnoff says to another character, explaining why they can’t buy Farnsworth’s patents. Sarnoff and the corporate powerhouse RCA were so effective at taking credit that in 1957, when Farnsworth appeared on the television game show I’ve Got a Secret as Dr. X, none of the contestants knew who he was. Though he eventually won his lawsuits and went on to invent critical components of nuclear fusion reactors, he lost it all and died in 1971 in obscurity. Sorkin’s play is a David vs. Goliath tale of one man, hopeless, outmatched and battling for what he knows is right with his future on the line. It sizzles with Sorkin’s trademark banter and manages to teach the audience a thing or two about history in the process. Through Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $15. Saturday matinee, 1 p.m. doors, 2 p.m. show, $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, visualartscollective. com. Tickets available at For more information, visit

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Doug Benson, who started his career as a stand-up comic, has become somewhat of a sextuple threat. Along with doing stand-up, he co-wrote The Marijuanalogues, an off-Broadway show that ran for about a year; he created and starred in the documentary film Super High Me; he organized a Pot The Vote Tour to promote the legalization of marijuana in California. Benson regularly records two podcasts: Doug Loves Movies and The Benson Interruption—TBI briefly aired as a television show on Comedy Central but was recently cancelled. He also puts out one comedy CD each year. He’s comfortable with where he is but finds it difficult to turn down an opportunity. “I find the more I try not to add anything to my already crazy schedule, the more stuff falls in my lap that I can’t say no to,” Benson said. “And a sequel of sorts to Super High Me is definitely in the works.” Yes, Benson digs a doobie, but there’s more to him than that. He also likes movies. As of this writing, Doug Loves Movies, is No. 50 in iTunes top podcasts, beating out The Economist, NPR Live Concerts, New Yorker fiction, Rich Eisen’s NFL Network and CBS Evening News. USA Today named DLM the No. 1 comedy podcast. When asked if those numbers reflect that he has become mainstream or that podcasts in general have, he says he’s happy to be in there somewhere. “Yeah, I think they are becoming more mainstream because people have long commutes, or long workouts, or boring jobs, so it’s fun to have something to help kill the time,” Benson said. “Not sure if I got into show biz to be a time killer, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.” The popularity of DLM has meant that more podcast listeners are going to Benson’s standup shows. You’ll see a number of people in line for his comedy shows wearing nametags. “Since I suggested that audience members who want to win prizes at my Doug Loves Movies podcast tapings wear nametags, people having started wearing them to all of my shows,” Benson said. “And when there are a lot of nametags, then we play games from the podcast. So heads up on that, Boise!” With Graham Elwood. 8:30 p.m., $15-$21. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,

FRIDAYSATURDAY MAY 6-7 experimental music BCIMF Now in its sixth year,

the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival is becoming a springtime staple for local and regional improv music acts. The festivities begin on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., when Candy Acid takes the stage at Art Source Gallery, followed by Ted Killian at 8:15 p.m., then Jared

Hallock, Krispen Hartung and Brent Jensen at 8:45 p.m. Musicians will not only be strumming guitars and slapping bongo drums, but artists will be painting and performing WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Think pink on Saturday at the Race for the Cure.

Hooray for Bollywood, that screwy, ballyhooey Bollywood.





KOMEN BOISE RACE FOR THE CURE From Pepto Bismol-pink shopping bags, to water bottles with pink ribbon-shaped cutouts, breast cancer awareness is everywhere. From a marketing standpoint, it’s easy to deduce that these items sell themselves. Consumers might be in need of a key ring, so why not buy one that supports the struggle against a vicious disease? Though it has been argued that all the hoopla and marketing cheapens the seriousness of breast cancer and demeans people suffering from the illness, according to a recent study, rates of diagnosis have increased since the inception of the American Cancer Society’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Now that breast cancer has a face in popular media, women are getting checked more frequently. You can support the massive campaign to fight breast cancer on Saturday, May 7, by taking part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race is made up of local Treasure Valley teams and individuals, who compete to raise the most money for the foundation. 7-8 a.m. registration, 9:07 a.m. runners start, $25 adv., $35 day of. Race begins at the Albertsons/Supervalu parking lot, 250 Parkcenter Blvd., 208-384-0013,

live. Friday night’s performances go until 10:30 p.m., allowing those in attendance to get home at a reasonable hour and get rested up for Saturday. Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, is a “mix and match” with sets performed by a “mix and match” of musicians from the bands playing during the weekend. In addition to not knowing their new bandmates, the musicians will also improvise the music that they play together, making for 15- to 30-minute jam sessions. Saturday’s performances continue until 10:30 p.m. with a break from 5:307:30 p.m. This event would be well worth the money—if it cost anything. Friday, May 6, 7:30-


10:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 2-10:30 p.m., FREE. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., 208-331-3374,

FRIDAY, SUNDAY MAY 6, 8 opera LA FILLE DU REGIMENT La Fille du Regiment—or The Daughter of the Regiment—is known the world over for its difficulty. Written by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti in 1840, the opera is described as one of his

BOLLYWOOD DANCE PARTY The American film industry is full of celebrities enjoying luxurious lifestyles with very limited privacy. People share tidbits of gossip about celebrities as if they were next-door neighbors (“Did you hear Kate Hudson is pregnant again?”) and mash celeb couple names into annoying portmanteaus like “Brangelina.” All this press comes with a glamorous setting: Hollywood. India’s Bollywood functions mostly the same way. One notable difference is that while Hollywood is currently revisiting the musical number—Chicago, Hairspray, Mama Mia— Bollywood has kept it center stage all along. Bollywood films are awash with color, have clever and sometimes silly humor, and feature stunningly handsome lead characters. On Saturday, the Association of India’s Development is helping to bring Bollywood to Boise. At Liquid, AID will host a Bollywood dance party featuring Bollywood-style dance tracks served up by DJ Vinay, a performance by local Indian band Snowballs in Hell and belly dancers. Get into the Eastern spirit with tasty Indian finger foods or cool off with a drink from the bar. 7:30 p.m., $5. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, 208-287-5379,

most vocally challenging. Famously, the opera contains the notorious aria “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fete!” which, when it was performed in 1968 by Pavarotti, earned him the nickname “king of the high Cs.” This opera is only as strong as its vocal talent. The dangerous high notes, come early in the opera, leaving the performers less time to warm up their pipes. But Opera Idaho found this talent in their artistin-residence, Tara Victoria Smith who will portray the eponymous daughter in her mainstage debut perfor-

Canadian guerilla street artist Roadsworth, or Peter Gibson, is known for manipulating the sturdy white lines of pedestrian crosswalks and double-yellow stripes of road medians into zippers, shoelaces, double-pronged electrical cords and footprints. According to Gibson’s artist’s statement, he’s drawing attention to the negative aspects of car culture: “I am not so intent on car-bashing as in the culture that has grown around the automobile, one of the defining symbols of our age.” Though the Ada County Highway District and Roadswor th have little in common, one thing that unites them is a desire to re-imagine or improve the functionality of traditional pedestrian crosswalks. Recently, ACHD par tnered with Valley Regional Transit to install new vision- and hearing-impairedfriendly pedestrian crossing devices at two intersections on the Boise State campus—one at University Drive and Joyce Street and the other at University Drive and Lincoln Avenue. The devices, purchased with a $10,000 federal stimulus grant, emit a continuous low beep to help visually impaired peds locate the vibrating push button, which includes a raised arrow indicating the direction of the crosswalk. A voice command then tells the pedestrian that the “walk” sign is on. ACHD is working with an Americans With Disabilities Act advisory committee to determine the effectiveness of these devices, as well as other possible future locations for them. —Tara Morgan

mance with Opera Idaho. The opera is the story of Marie, who, orphaned as a child, was adopted by Sergeant Sulpice, leader of the regiment. Marie grows up acting as a mascot for the troops, who defend and protect her. The evening promises two stories: the story of Marie and the story of the singers who dare aspire to the heights of these notes. Don’t miss either. Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 8, 2:30 p.m, $12-$69. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-3450454,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY MAY 4 Festivals & Events LIQUID FORUM—Learn about the work nonprofit organizations do for the community. Sponsored by United Vision for Idaho. May’s meeting features the Idaho Peace Coalition and music from the Brian Bateman Blend. 5:307:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, POETRY SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—Performance poetry workshop followed by an all-ages poetry slam. For more information, email There is a $25 prize for the haiku champ. 6 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208331-5632,

On Stage THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION—Buffie Main directs this play by Aaron Sorkin about a boy genius from Rigby, and the president of RCA, who battle for credit for inventing the television. See Picks, Page 18. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Alley Repertory Theater at VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278, WICKED—The highly anticipated Broadway hit based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. See Arts, Page 32. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc.

Workshops & Classes FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING— Learn how to identify prospective funders for your nonprofit organization during this seminar. Led by the Foundation Center in partnership with the Boise Public Library. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit training or call 800-424-9836 to register. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

Calls to Artists ART SOURCE JURIED SHOW— Submit your original artwork to be entered in the 10th annual Art Source Gallery Juried Show through Friday, May 13. Barbara Robinson, director of the Artist Services Program at the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will be the juror. Cash awards for best in show and the runners-up. For more info, call 208-336-0767 or email $25 entry fee. LGBT IN THE ARTS—Members of the LGBT community and their friends and family are welcome to submit original artwork through Saturday, May 7, to be exhibited during the upcoming show at The Community Center. Email for more info.

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Talks & Lectures

Odds & Ends

BOOKING YOUR BAND: A PANEL DISCUSSION—Join local music industry experts for a discussion on booking your band to play in and around Boise. Presented by the City of Boise Arts and History Department. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Old Idaho State Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-368-6080, history.

TEAM IN TRAINING INFO MEETING—Find out about the fund-raising efforts of Team In Training, the world’s largest endurance sports training program. The program provides beginning and advanced triathletes with experienced coaching while they participate in fund-raising efforts for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

Kids & Teens TEEN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY—Help plan events by becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board. 4 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-5706900,

NOISE/CD REVIEW PLEASANTVILLE KILLERZ THE RETURN OF THE PLEASANTVILLE KILLERZ With their sophomore album, The Return of the Pleasantville Killerz, local hip-hop duo Pleasantville Killerz show that they know how to mix it up. But they may be sending mixed messages. MCs Andy Byrd, aka Sketchy Waze, and Jesse Garcia, aka Jesse James, have put together an album that has a number of potential hits and club bangers. However, it also offers a glimpse of a more lyrical side of PK with songs like “Flows in the Rain,” in which Sketchy Waze delivers a self-reflective first verse in the form of a prayer: “Oh my God, oh my God can you hear me / ’Cause I’m lost, oh so lost I need you near me / It started easy, but now it’s complicated / I love this dream so much that everyone around me hates it.” There are more hits than misses on The Return, which is rife with catchy hooks and perfectly executed verses, but the subject matter, with a few exceptions, might better fit in the mainstream than the underground scene. More than half of this album would be perfect to throw in the mix at a house party with its melodic choruses that are reminiscent of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and flows that bring back memories of Three-Six Mafia’s When the Smoke Clears. This separation in the subject matter shows the versatility of PK, but tracks like “Broke and Nameless” is a ballad about being so poor that they can’t even afford the supersized meal at a drive-thru. While extremely clever, it’s contradictory to previous tracks like “Make My Money” with a PK chorus that repeats, “Make my money, make my money.” If you are looking for innovation or Rhymesayer’s next big thing, most of The Return of The Pleasantville Killerz might not be for you, but if you want something to rattle your trunk as two talented emcees put their skills on display, this one deserves a turn. —Alex Blackwell WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT THURSDAY MAY 5 Festivals & Events ARABIAN NIGHTS AT THE CAZBA—Enjoy music, drumming and good food. Entertainment by local belly dancers makes for an evening of excitement and fun. 7-9 p.m. Cazba Restaurant and Opa Lounge, 211 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-381-0222. CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION—Join Ricardo Pineda, Mexican consul to Idaho and Montana, and Melissa Lavitt, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at Boise State, for a celebration of Mexican culture in Idaho. The evening includes food, drink, a mariachi band and an opportunity to get your copy of the Mexican-themed edition of Idaho Landscape magazine signed. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Center on Main, 1020 W. Main St., Boise. MERIDIAN URBAN MARKET—Neighborhood open-air market featuring fresh local produce and goods, local art, live music and family friendly activities. Downtown Meridian on Idaho Avenue between Main and Second streets. 5-9 p.m. FREE, 208-331-3400, meridianurbanmarket.

On Stage ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE—Jennifer Dunn directs this musical based on the life of country legend Patsy Cline, starring Carly Oppie and Courtney Ransom. 7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-375-0751, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Alley Repertory Theater at Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278, WICKED—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc.

Art DESIGN FREAKS—Fifteen of Boise’s newest designers will have their work on display for you to peruse during Boise State’s annual Graphic Design Portfolio Show. There will be food, drinks and raffles for original screen print posters and T-shirts. See Arts News, Page 32. 6 p.m. FREE. Studio J, 1322 W. Main St., Boise, 208-713-9329.


MODERN ART—Get your modern art fix in one chic spot. Visual arts, live music and more take over the Modern Hotel during this extravaganza of creativity. See story, Page 26. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel. com. MODERN ART AT THE LINEN BUILDING—In conjunction with Modern Art at the Modern Hotel, the Linen Building hosts Boise Bicycle Project’s Fixed Gear Gallery 2, a bicycle chandelier exhibit with live music by Low-Fi, Steve Fulton and Boise Rock School. 5-9 p.m. FREE. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111,

Talks & Lectures LYNNE MCTAGGART—The best-selling author who writes about spirituality, science, life and medicine will speak and sign copies of her latest book The Bond. 7-10 p.m. $25-$32.50. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

Citizen TREASURE VALLEY MOVEON GROUP—Political group whose philosophy is that “democracy is not a spectator sport.” 7 p.m. FREE. 208-899-9397 or visit for more info and location address.

| SUDOKU Religious/Spiritual DAY OF PRAYER—Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane will lead this public worship and prayer event on the steps of the Capitol. Mark Thorton will perform. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. Idaho Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson, Boise. DAY OF PRAYER PROTEST—It’s a National Day of Prayer and Idaho Atheists will be peacefully protesting it on the steps of the Capitol. Make a sign and meet at Flying M Coffehouse. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Idaho Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson, Boise.

Odds & Ends ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Old Chicago-Downtown, 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, AMPED AND DANGEROUS KARAOKE—9:30 p.m. FREE. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956.




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


DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION SOCIAL—Meet your neighbors who also dwell downtown and learn more about urban living. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Royal Plaza, 1112 W. Main St.. SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP—Practice rolling/slurring your Rs during this Spanish conversation group hosted by CR Languages. 6 p.m. FREE. Sapphire Bar & Grill, 622 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-7277.

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8 DAYS OUT FRIDAY MAY 6 Festivals & Events BOISE CREATIVE AND IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL—The sixth annual BCIMF will feature an array of musicians from Boise and North America performing cutting-edge music as local artists paint along. For more info, visit See Picks, Page 18. Friday, May 6, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 2-10:30 p.m. FREE. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, FAN FEST CELEBRATION—Bring the family for an evening of live music and kid-friendly activities hosted by the Boise Hawks and Drug Free Idaho. Featuring educational booths and information from Meridian Parks and Rec, the Humane Society, Boys and Girls Club, Ada County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, Boise Urban Garden and more. 6 p.m. FREE. Hawks Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks. com. HOKUM HOEDOWN—The Hokum Hi-Flyers will provide the dance tunes and various callers will direct you where to go during this monthly square dance. The whole family is welcome. Pie Hole will dish its pizza, and there will be a full bar for those with ID. 7 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding. com.

On Stage

WICKED—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.

Workshops & Classes MAKE-IT-YOURSELF GLASS ART—Create your own fused glass artwork with the help of a studio artist. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 3-9 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane Ste. 120, 208938-1055,

Art FIRST FRIDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—Celebrate Gaia Studios and Gallery’s first anniversary with live music, wine and food. More than 20 local artists’ work will be on display. 4:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Gaia Studios and Gallery, 237 N. First St., Eagle. FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE— Visit merchants and galleries in downtown Eagle and stop in to shops and enjoy a drink, art and music. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Downtown Eagle, Old State Street and Eagle Road. FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST GALLERY—Woodriver Cellars highlights a different local artist every month, displaying art and giving the artist a chance to discuss his or her art. Guests enjoy the scenery of the winery, art, live music, food and awardwinning wines. 6-10 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463,

Literature MAY BOOK SALE—Take advantage on great deals like books, DVDs, VHS cassettes and more on a wide variety of topics and interests. Sales benefit the Meridian Library District. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-888-4451, BOOK SIGNING: MOTHER KNOWS BEST—Kick off Mother’s Day weekend and meet Patti Murphy, the author of Mother Knows Best. Appetizers will be served and cocktails will be available. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20 for signed book and photo. Berryhill & Co. Restaurant, 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-387-3553, ROBERT PENN BOOK SIGNING—Bring your copy or pick one up to be signed by Robert Penn, author of It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels. 7 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson at 9 p.m. and then commence salsa-ing it up to music from a live DJ until 2 a.m. while enjoying drinks and snacks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. 27

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE—See Thursday. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-375-0751, ANNIE—Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its take on the musical favorite. Visit or call 208-4625523 for more info and tickets. 7 p.m. $7-$15. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425. DOUG BENSON—Spend an evening with the comedian who was a contestant on Last Comic Standing, starred in Super High Me, and had his own Comedy Central series called The Benson Interruption. See Picks, Page 18. 8:30 p.m. $15-$21. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Alley Repertory Theater at VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT—Opera Idaho presents Donizetti’s most vocally challenging opera, starring Tara Victoria Smith. See Picks, Page 19. 7:30 p.m. $12-$69. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454,

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Skeleton Blues by Connor Coughlin was the 1st place winner in the 9th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.



FIRST THURSDAY Clever ideas, candy and flowers, blown glass, Cinco de Mayo and so many shoes AMY ATKINS Now those faces will light Because it’s important to have up with the discovery that this something to get behind, Champion First Thursday they can learn This sounds like a great idea. And it to make a fish. Sessions cost was for more than 60 Boiseans who $40, are 30 minutes long and were asked to create works that run from 5-11 p.m. Call 208pushed them out of their creative 345-1825 to reserve a spot. comfort zones. Because this First Thursday Loosely based on a book falls on Cinco de Mayo, there’s by Miranda July, each of the 60 double the reason to celwere given a packet of 51 ideas ebrate, and Eighth Street will and three months to complete 15 be closed between Idaho and projects. They cover a range of ideas Main streets from 6-9 p.m. for that, by their very nature, would an old-fashioned block party. press even the most creative artist’s innovative buttons. Plenty of local businesses will Contributors could make a losthave booths, registration for pet sign for a mythical creature; plot the St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness their own funeral; recreate a poster Celebration will be availthat hung in their room as a child able, and you can watch the and more. Starting on First Thursday, Hispanic Folkloric Dancers an exhibit of photographs, text, video and then try your own baile and more of the creations—including folklorico with music from a those of BW’s Tara Morgan—will be traditional mariachi band. on display at Bricolage. And if after all of that walkSpeaking of champions, Mother’s ing around your feet start clamFrom Champion This, Assignment #44: Leave a compliment for a business Day is on Sunday, May 8. If you oring for attention, stop by the in an unconventional way. want to get something to show that Boise Art Museum’s incredible special giver of life in your life that new exhibit titled “The Perfect visit you care, you might think about Fit: Shoes Tell Stories.” For people looking to improve upon their stopping in at A.L.P.H.A. headquarters. Shoes have long been reflections of a own artistic skills, Boise Art Glass is bringFrom 5-9 p.m., the public is invited to wearer’s style but also say something about ing back its very popular classes. On First attend a silent auction and bid on flowers, human beings in general. In this exhibit, Thursdays past, visitors would walk through wines, chocolates, candy and perfume. Bid100 contemporary artists take a look at the the gallery, eyes lingering on the worktables, ders will be entered into a drawing to reshoe’s place in our shared history and give it looking for all the world like they would ceive a gift certificate for a custom-designed a colorful, compelling and charismatic voice. give anything to pop on a pair of goggles, perfume from Intentions Perfumery. Even Walk through the exhibit and, from 5-8 fire up a torch and turn a rod of glass into a more of a plus, proceeds from the auction p.m., make an art project of your own that work of art (or craft, at least). benefit A.L.P.H.A. For more information, tells a story.

A.L.P.H.A. 213 N. 10th St.

BOISE ART GLASS 530 W. Myrtle St.

BOISE ART MUSEUM 670 Julia Davis Dr.

BRICOLAGE 280 N. Eighth St.

LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY East Side BASQUE MARKET—Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Basquestyle with tapas with a Latin flair and white sangria and wine tasting. 5-8 p.m. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208433-1208, BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER—En1 joy a jam session with local musicians who play Basque music, check out the gallery exhibit Hidden in Plain Sight: The Basques or take a guided tour of the Jacobs/ Uberuaga house. 6:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671,

BOISE ART GLASS— 2 Make your own glass fish—$40 for 30-minute session—or just enjoy a demonstration and snacks. See story, this page. 5-11 p.m. FREE. 530 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-345-1825, THE COTTON CLUB—View new quilts by the Cotton Club co-workers and check out a new lighting strip for your sewing machine that was developed and is manufactured locally. 106 N. Sixth St. (in the basement of the Old Pioneer Building), Boise, 208-345-5567,


DRAGONFLY—Free wine tasting with Moon River Distributing. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-9234, FLATBREAD COMMU3 NITY OVEN—Check out Amber Grubb’s photographs while enjoying happy hour featuring $6 deals. Bottles of wine are $20, and kids eat free with purchase. 615 W. Main St., Boise, 208-2874757, FLYING M COFFEE4 HOUSE—Check out artwork by Arielle Kronenberg. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320,

MELTING POT—$5 margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo. It’s Double Date Night—the first couple gets a three-course dinner for $80, and the second couple eats free. Come in to learn how you can help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-3830900,

WILLI B’S SANDWICH SALOON—Stop in for Treasure Hunt Karaoke, $2.50 well drinks and draft beer, $3 Salmon Creek wine and $1.50 PBR cans. 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-3315666,

MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER OPEN HOUSE—Learn more and give your input on two possible locations in downtown for a multimodal transportation center. To be held in the old Ceramica building at 510 W. Main St. FREE. 3-7 p.m.

ATOMIC TREASURES— An eclectic mix of vintage, retro, art and found objects on sale. Clint “Shagie” Sperl is the featured artist. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811,

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BOISE ART MUSEUM—Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, curator of the new exhibit The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories, will speak about the exhibit and the historical and cultural meaning of shoes. See story, Page 23. FREE. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208345-8330, BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY—Enjoy live music from Jack Brown. 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

BROWN’S GALLERY—Local 6 artists will demonstrate various art techniques in the gallery. There

COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE 7 HOUSE—Megan Williams will host Ghosts and Projectors, featuring read-

HAIRLINES—Stop in and make an appointment for a new ’do. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009.

will also be wine tasting, music by Dr. Todd Palmer, and free chair massage from Yvette Zoe. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 408 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-6661.

ings by undergrad poets. David Marr and Kristin Cole’s Idaho photos will also be on display. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630.

HAPPY FISH SUSHI & MARTINI 9 BAR—Stop in to check out work by local artist Amber Grubb. FREE.

CASA DEL SOL—Stop in for a Cinco de Mayo celebration and specials. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208287-3660.

EIGHTH STREET MARKETPLACE 8 AT BODO—Part of the AiR program. Kathleen Keys and guests will discuss travel and art. Matt Bodett, Marcus Pierce and Cody Rutty are featured artists. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, 208-338-5212,

855 Broad St., Boise, 208-343-4810, HELLY HANSEN—Check out the new spring collection and take advantage of special discounts. FREE. 860 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-342-2888. STATE HISTORICAL 10 IDAHO MUSEUM—Explore Pioneer Vil-

lage and it’s updated signage and new additions to the Lewis and Clark discovery Trail. 5-9 p.m. Donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-3342120, QUE PASA—Check out the best selection of Mexican artwork in town, including wall fountains, silver, pottery and blown glass. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018.


R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART GLASS—Peruse new jewelry by Toronto artist Anne Sportun. Jewelry is inspired by nature and accented with diamonds and sapphires. Just in time for Mother’s Day. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., 208-385-9337, RENEWAL UNDERGROUND—Part of the 12 Artist in Residence program. Featuring mixed-media scupltor Saratops McDonald. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-5444. SALON 162—Check out Rog Lyngass’ 13 interpretive expressionism paintings featuring contemporary abstract landscapes. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-386-9908. SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Stop in, shop for Mother’s Day and have a taste of wine. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463. SOLID—Enjoy spirit tasting, Norman Nel14 son’s artwork, music from Robert James and appetizers, and a $5 happy hour menu. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620.

Central Downtown AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Check out Lisa’s Creations new jewelry collection in the booth across the street and sign up to win a Mother’s Day handbag filled with goodies from shops downtown. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872. ART GLASS ETC.—Featured artists Mikki 15 and Justin of Insane Creations. Meet the artists as they work on new creations and check out the big Mother’s Day gift selection. 5-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise. THE ART OF WARD HOOPER GALLERY— 16 Enter an in-store drawing for the new Boise State vs. Oregon image. Make a purchase of $20 or more and receive a free Boise State Fiesta Bowl poster. 745 W. Idaho St., 208-866-4627. ARTISAN OPTICS—See the entire line of Barton Perreira eyewear, new to the Treasure Valley. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-0500, BASEMENT GALLERY—Artist April 17 Van De Grift’s work features a sense of whimsy and a maturity in execution and is on display through May. FREE. 928 W. Main St., Boise, 208-333-0309. BOISE CENTRE—Visit Concierge Corner and Visitor Services on the Grove to get the lowdown on all Boise has to offer. 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, BRICOLAGE—Check out the end result of 18 51 assignments involving more than 60 Boiseans getting creative, funny and self-reflective to culminate in this installation of multimedia artwork. See story, Page 23. 5-8 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise, 345-3718, CHOCOLAT BAR—Sawtooth Winery will pair their wines with chocolates. Shop for Mother’s Day and check out new truffle flavors. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-338-7771, thechocolatbar. com. CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY—Eighth Street between Idaho and Main streets will be closed for a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring the Hispanic Folkloric Dancers, a Mariachi band, local vendors and business booths, food and more. See story, Page 23. FREE. 6-9 p.m. GALLERY ALEXA ROSE—View illustrator 19 and installation artist Julia Green’s work. FREE. 280 N. Eighth St., Boise. LISK GALLERY—Featuring Mark Lisk’s 20 large-scale images of his recent trip to the Grand Canyon, Cindy Hall’s jewelry, and a drawing for an Electra cruiser bike to help fund Caitlin Stanley’s bike trip across America to raise awareness for the affordable housing cause. FREE. 850 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3773,

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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY MAI THAI—Enjoy two-for-one drinks at the bar from 5-6:30 p.m. and then again from 9 p.m.-close. Purchase two dinner entrees and get a free dessert. Also check out the new izakaya—Japanese pub food. FREE. 750 W. Idaho St., 208-3448424,

presents Boise 360: Preservation, New Media and the Boise Architecture Project. Fettuccine and desserts will be available for purchase from Jenny’s Lunch Line. 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483. SAGE YOGA AND WELL22 NESS—Check out innovative art projects using recycled

OLD CHICAGO—Kids eat free. Karaoke from 10 p.m.-close in the bar. 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037,

materials by students from Sage International School. Enjoy live music, snacks and wine from Indian Creek Winery. 242 N. Eighth St., Suite 200, Boise, 208-3385430,

PIPER PUB & GRILL—Happy hour from 3-6 p.m. features two-for-one drinks and a special menu. 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-2444, thepiperpub. com.

SAPPHIRE BAR & GRILL—Practice rolling/slurring your Rs over a pint of liquid courage during this Spanish conversation group hosted by CR Languages. 622 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-7277.

REDISCOVERED 21 BOOKSHOP—Meet the authors of Cinco De Mouse-o and Chicana during the Cinco de Mayo celebration. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,

STEVE RAMBO FINE JEWELERS—Purchase three beads from the Chamilia Collection and receive a silver snap bracelet free. Receive a beaded handbag with any purchase over $250. 902 W. Main St., 208-342-7970,

ROSE ROOM—Fettuccine Forum: Doug Stan Wiens of the Boise Architecture Project

ART WALK Locations featuring artists

THOMAS HAMMER— 23 Grab a cup of joe and check out artwork, including acrylic paintings, mixed media and live music by the baristas who work in the store. FREE. 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208433-8004, WASHINGTON TRUST 24 BANK—Stop in and enjoy art, wine and food. 901 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-343-5000.

West Side ALLIES LINKED FOR THE PREVENTION OF HIV AND AIDS—Mother’s Day silent auction includes items such as floral arrangements, custom perfumes and more. See story, Page 23. 213 N. 10th St., Boise, 208433-1889, ART SOURCE 25 GALLERY—Opening reception for Anglers Paradise: Featuring the Four Major Trout by Leon Gaub. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3313374, BOISE STATE CENTER 26 ON MAIN—La Cultura Mexicana features food, drinks, mariachi music and a book signing for a special edition of Idaho Landscapes. 1020 W. Main St. 6 p.m. DV8 SALON—Join the staff and Cake Ballers for an evening of specials on Mother’s Day gift certificates, a raffle, snacks and drinks. 1025 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-1003.



EL KORAH SHRINE CENTER— Enjoy food and drinks and take a tour of the century-old building. 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise,


GALLERY 601—Take a 27 tour of Africa with wildlife artist Simon Combes and tradi-














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MODERN HOTEL AND 28 BAR—Check out local artists and the fourth annual Modern Art event. 6 p.m. FREE. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208424-8244, MULLIGANS’ GOLF PUB & EATERY—Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $2 tequila shots, $2.50 Coronas and Tecates, $1.75 domestic drafts and $2 well drinks for all students. 1009 W. Main St., Boise, 208-336-6998.



tional African artwork by Robert Aswani. Check out the market’s jewelry, carvings, clothing and other trinkets. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to adopt orphaned elephants. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3365899,

OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL—Live music with the Ben Burdick Trio and Amy Weber, wine tasting from Snake River Winery and local vendors. 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, ROYAL PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS: DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE—Meet your downtown neighbors. FREE. 6-8 p.m. 1112 Main St.

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The fourth annual event welcomes new artists TARA MORGAN

8TH STREET MARKETPLACE Wine, hors d’ouvres and artistic inspiration.

CODY RUTTY & M A RCUS PIERC E Painters: Experience artwork bridging worlds of chaos theory and staring. Paintings on display are first of a synthesis between two artists whose collaboration touches on the very heart of human experiences through the lens of science’s newest discoveries in thought.

K A THLEEN KEYS Community Artist: Informal discussions and presentations about Travel and Art. Bring travel journals to share, or pictures and tales from inspiring trips you have taken.

M A T THEW BODE T Painter: Artwork ranging from small printmaking to large paintings.

M E G AN W ILLIAMS Poet: Second installment of GHOSTS & PROJECTORS reading series at Cole/Marr Coffeehouse on Thursday, May 12th at 7pm. Reading hosted by poet Megan Williams, featuring poets: Kristen Smith, Julie Strand, and Diane Raptosh.

NA THANIEL HOF F MA N Non-fiction Writer: Last Thursday Writing Series: Exploring Amor and Exile at Cole Marr Coffeehouse May 26th, 7pm.


S A RATOPS MCD O N A L D Mixed-media Sculptor: Seeking volunteers for bellybuttons and elbows, part of her live-body casting. Process takes less than 20 minutes and most of the works will then be cast in either plaster or aluminum to later be a part of a larger sculpture.


J ULI A GREEN Illustrator & Installation Artist: Displaying works from upcoming dual show and offering a series of illustration and sketchbooks.

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Maybe it was the glint of the gold fringe curtains or the wafting smell of peanut butter banana wedding cake that drew you into Room 116 at last year’s Modern Art event. Or perhaps it was the swagger-voiced echo of an Elvis impersonator encouraging grinning couples to repeat after him: “I’ve been waiting just for tonight / To do some lovin’ and to hold Don’t miss the balloon-acy at the Modern Hotel this First Thursday. you tight / So kiss me quick and love me tender / cause I can’t help falling in love with you.” somebody’s art and they don’t have money, new creative crop to come forth. This year, But once you pushed pass the throngs at the they’ll fill out these cards and put the idea of more that 80 artists will show work in 38 Modern Hotel and into the Five Hour Church what they want to barter, but it’s really up to rooms, including Ben Love, who is curating a of Elvis, the scene was unforgettable. the artists in the end.” printmaking exhibit in Room 221 titled Janet “They had bridal veils for us to choose The Boise Weekly Barter Room will also Jackson’s Intergalactic Minetic Soul Shakefrom, big gaudy rings we could use, big gaudy act as an informal gallery, allowing attendees down; illustrator Noble Hardesty, who will Elvis glasses—some of them with sideburns to browse pieces—like Bryan Moore’s drippy, display his Test Tube Kitty line in Room 107; attached—bouquets we could choose from,” Lucha Libre-esque canvas piece, Tomas and Anna Ura, who will showcase her blurred remembered Church of Elvis bride April Hoff. Montano’s swirling wood painting that looks photographic oil paintings in Room 241. Hoff stumbled upon the Elvis-themed, perlike Darth Vader drawn in white henna, and “A lot of the artists wanted to see [the formance-art wedding chapel with her “beau” Adrian Kershaw’s giclee on canvas print of a event] this year … When you participate, you at last year’s Modern Art event and proposed colorfully dotted turtle—and make notes on are trapped in your room, but it’s a great enon the spot. The couple now lives in Oregon which rooms to check out. trapment because you get to contact so many with their Church of Elvis marriage certificate Though Tullis and O’Brien know that people,” said O’Brien. proudly displayed on the wall. most Modern Art attendees zigzag randomly That increased level of exposure and direct “It was one of the happiest times I’ve ever throughout the hotel, they do curate the rooms contact is exactly had, because I love what compelled light- to be seen in a specific order—starting at any time I can get Room 101 and proceeding up to Room 221. ing designer Marie interactive with art,” “From our viewpoint, it’s set up in a way to Mortensen to submit said Hoff. see room to room to room to room …What we a proposal this year. The Five end up doing as organizers is really thinking “It’s just the most Hour Church of exciting art show that about placement of artists and their work next Elvis was one of there is in Boise. You to the person that’s next to them,” said Tullis. dozens of art instalIn Room 226, for example, Norwegiancan’t go anywhere lations last year at born Canadian artist Pal Gusdal Jomas will else and meet and the Modern Hotel’s tuck people into a bed screen-printed with talk to that many annual Modern Art “reflections of Americana and American road people at one time event, which invites travel,” while across the hall in Room 227, the … It just has really area artists to creBoise Open Studios Collective Organization great energy,” said atively display their kicks off its 30-piece art scavenger hunt with Mortensen. work in the hotel’s photographic and text clues. Mortensen, who retro, mid-century MODERN ART “We’re going to stash the pieces somewhere crafts funky chandemodern rooms. Thursday, May 5, 5-9 p.m., FREE liers and custom light- around Boise. We’re trying to keep it someNow in its fourth MODERN HOTEL AND BAR ing installations, plans where in the downtown area, but … if some year, Modern Art has 1314 W. Grove St. artist wants to put it in their community, their to overhaul Room grown into one of 208-424-8244 neighborhood, they’re definitely going to do 224 using conduit the most anticipated that,” said BOSCO vice president Eric Obenand fabric. She’s also and highly attended participating in the in- dorf. “Basically, we’re giving away free art.” art events of the year, Though Tullis and O’Brien have a cursory augural Boise Weekly Art Barter Room, which drawing thousands down to the Linen District will provide an off-track-betting-themed space idea of what each artist will be doing in their every First Thursday in May. room, the evening always brings an array of where people can barter their services for art. For Modern Art curators Kerry Tullis and unplanned artistic surprises. “How this barter system works is kind Amy O’Brien, this year represents a changing “What’s nice is we only know so much of like betting in a way because you’re not of the guard, so to speak. A number of artists as well, so it’s all really new and fresh when who have participated in previous years—Amy sure if the artist is going to accept it or not,” it happens ... It seems totally spontaneous,” explained Leila Ramella-Rader, BW art direcWestover, Jennifer Wood, Bill Lewis, Kirsten said Tullis. tor. “The patrons will come in and if they like Furlong—have stepped aside and allowed a WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


KUNA FARMERS MARKET—Local farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, all-natural beef, pork, lamb and chicken, home baked breads, jams, jellies and mustards available for purchase. Entertainment and kid-friendly activities every week. 9 a.m.noon. FREE. Bernard Fisher Memorial Park, Swan Falls Road and Avalon Street, Kuna.


Festivals & Events BOISE CREATIVE AND IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL—See Friday. 2-10:30 p.m. FREE. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374,

MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—Indulge in farm-fresh produce, fruit smoothies, salsas, cheese curds, kettle corn, funnel cake and curly fries. There will also be unique artisan crafts and local service providers, plus plenty of free family activities. The market has a new home in the Crossroads shopping center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue this year. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—The open-air market features rows of vendor booths with locally made products. Shoppers find a wide variety of goods with everything from Idaho specialty foods, wines and fresh baked goods to vegetables and handmade arts and crafts. Check out live entertainment featuring a different 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,

NAMPA FARMERS MARKET— Fresh local produce, meat, plants, specialty food and crafts. Partake in creations from the Chef at the Market from 10-11 a.m. and local entertainment. Located on Front Street and 14th Avenue South in Lloyd’s Square. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE,

EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET— Local vendors and growers display their wares of fine art, jewelry, crafts, herbs/flowers, local produce, live music and more. Also featuring a different local artist demonstrating his or her craft each month. Mayor Jim Reynolds and musician Chad Summervill will be on hand for the market’s opening day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle.

THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$15. Alley Repertory Theater at VAC, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278, WICKED—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609,

Food & Drink ANNUAL WINE TASTING— Featuring local wineries, food vendors, music and drawings for prizes. Proceeds go to El Korah Shrine Provost Guards endeavors. 6-9 p.m. $20 includes glass and wine sample. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise, KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY— Dress to impress Derby-style and enjoy a day of food and wine tasting while watching the Kentucky Derby. Reserve your spot by calling ahead. 3 p.m. $25. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Hwy. 44, Star, 208286-7960,

On Stage ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, 208-375-0751, ANNIE—See Friday. 7 p.m. $7$15. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-8989425.

FOOTHILL LEVY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—It’s been 10 years since Boise voters decided to protect the Foothills from being developed. Celebrate that decision with refreshments, music, children’s activities and displays about Foothills acquisitions since 2001. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.

CHUCKLES COMEDY CABARET—Boise’s newest comedy venue will feature someone new each week, from hot young newbies to established stand-up comedians. 8 p.m. $12. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-9515.

Workshops & Classes VINTAGE SWING DANCE—Instructions on classic Lindy Hop moves. All ages. No partner required. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352,

Art MEET AND GREET—Meet the artists who show their work in the gallery and have them sign your purchases. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Green Chutes, 4716 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-7111.

Talks & Lectures

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

MEDIA LEADER SALON—You will have the opportunity to submit your screenplay for evaluation and learn about publishing, film industry standards and expectations during this seminar on Creating Films with Heart and Meaning. Speakers include filmmakers Ken Schwenker and Ben Shedd and agent Lisa Clapier. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $49. Sun Ray Cafe, 1602 N. 13th St., 208343-2887,

Citizen DANCING WITH THE STARS FUNDRAISER—Local celebrities will be putting their dance moves to the test for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 7 p.m. $25. Double Tree Hotel BoiseRiverside, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise,

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HARRY POTTER OPEN HOUSE—Don your capes and bring your wands to a celebration of magic, medieval music and more. 1:30-3:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181,

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INSERT FOOT THEATRE—Local improv comedy. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352,

Festivals & Events

WICKED—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.

EAST END MARKET—Neighborhood green market with a focus on local and regional food and art, featuring live music and community activities every week. Look for Fresh Sheets on the market’s Facebook and Twitter sites for what’s new and a recipe that includes those items each week. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Bown Crossing, Bown Street, end of Parkcenter Boulevard.

On Stage ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $12-$15. Center for Spiritual Living, 600 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-375-0751, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT—See Friday. 2:30 p.m. $12-$69. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre. net. MUCH TO KNOW—Join the Boise State Department of Theatre Arts and Idaho Dance Company for an evening of dance featuring five works by local choreographer Mary Kate Sickel. Off Center Dance Project will also make a guest appearance. 7:30 p.m. $5-$7. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263980, WICKED—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1609, mc.

Food & Drink MOTHER’S DAY WINE TASTING—An afternoon of wines, food, music and activities for the kids. Tickets at Sawtooth Winery, Coyotes Wine Bar, Season’s Bistro, Lisk Gallery and Indie Made. Noon-5 p.m. $10 adv., $20 door. Sawtooth Winery, 13750 Surrey Lane, Nampa, 208-467-1200,

Animals & Pets MOM’S DAY BLACK DOG WALK—Bring your own dog and join Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP) in bringing awareness to the plight of black dogs and cats in shelters. Visit for info. Noon. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., 208-9681338,

MONDAY MAY 9 On Stage ANNIE—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $7-$15. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point, 208-898-9425.

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Concerts FOR EVERYTHING A SEASON— Explore the four seasons through music, dance, writing and film with the Arts West School students and their spring concert. Visit for more info and tickets. 7:30 p.m. $5$10. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555,

Kids & Teens AFTER SCHOOL ART—A chance for kids ages 6-12 years old to express themselves artistically. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib. org.

Odds & Ends BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699. BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All ability levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian. KNITTING CLUB—Bring your projects to work on, or come to learn. All ages welcome. 7 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

Talks & Lectures HISTORY OF THE MAIN LINE RAILROAD—Barbara Perry-Bauer will give a presentation called Track the Main Line: Boise’s Railroad History. Noon-1 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, history.

Kids & Teens PAJAMA STORYTIME AND CRAFT—Kids of all ages are welcome to get in their PJs, listen to stories and make craft projects. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181,

Odds & Ends ANARCHIST KARAOKE—Hosted by comedian Matt Bragg. 9:45 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. What more could you ask for? 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344. COMEDY NIGHT—Test out your routine on patrons during open mic night. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-3223430.


TRIVIA NIGHT—There’s a new theme every week, and the losing team gets to pick next week’s theme. 8 p.m. FREE. Pitchers and Pints, 1108 W. Front St., Boise, 208-906-1355.

WICKED—See Wednesday, May 4. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,


Workshops & Classes

On Stage WICKED—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $50-$140. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate. edu.

Literature CLASSICS CLUB—Join a discussion of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and Candide by Voltaire. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220,

WATERCOLOR PAINTING— Bob Fagan teaches watercolor techniques. Must be at least 18 years old. Call Bob at 208-8702568 for more info. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes, plus cost of supplies. Hobby Lobby, 3547 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-855-4798,

Talks & Lectures CANDIDATE FORUM: GREATER BOISE AUDITORIUM DISTRICT—Learn more about the candidates for the two positions open on the GBAD board. Visit for more info. See News, Page 8. 8-9:15 a.m. FREE. Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. Fifth St., Boise, 208-472-5200,



THE TWOHEADED CREATURE Wolvserpent gets ready for major U.S. tour AMY ATKINS

When he worked for Boise Weekly, Blake Green was a study in contradictions. He didn’t look much like a salesman. He often wore a button-down shirt tucked into a pair of faded jeans, with worn boots and long reddish hair pulled back in a ponytail or piled on the back of his head. Green always looked more like a hesher than a guy who sold advertising. So when his BW colleagues learned that he Brittany McConnell and Blake Green are the (candela)brains behind Wolvserpent. played music, and when he left BW last year to pursue it full time, we weren’t surprised. On Green added. Rats and who will be releasing his debut LP Wednesday, May 11, after nearly 10 years of But those descriptions may only work for (he’s also opening for them on this tour). Local performing, Green and his partner/bandmate people familiar with drone, doom or any doom band Uzala will also perform. Brittany McConnell, will take another big other kind of avant garde metal. For everyThe show is a release party of sorts for career step when they kick off a 37-show tour one else, Green and McConnell try to bring it Wolvserpent. The group will release a double across the United States. down to its basics. Green was only 20 years old when he start- CD of re-mastered versions of its last two “I usually say it’s scary sad music,” Green ed working for BW in 2003, but even then, his releases: Gathering Strengths, which was the said, to which McConnell added: “Cinematic.” last album under the PussyGutt name, and resemblance to Lemmy Kilmister added to the To describe Gathering Strengths, they also Blood Seed, which is Wolvserpent’s first, both dichotomy of what he did during the day and bandied about “Western doom metal,” “blackwhat he did at night. The first time many of us of which were on vinyl only. And last but not ened doom” and, believe it or not, folk, though least, the duo will release a cassette tape that went to see what was then PussyGutt (which that description has more to do with the qualwill have one song by Green, McConnell and he and McConnell formed around 2001), we arrived at the show expecting to see Green and Druss’ side project Mezektet on one side and A ity and aesthetic of the broad soundscapes. In the decade that Green and McConStory of Rats song on the other. Green will also maybe two or three other guys banging their nell have been honing and refining a sound have CDs and vinyl of his solo side project, heads as they crushed through speed metal that would be well suited to a psychological Aelter, available. riffs. What we found instead—both in sight thriller set it Siberia, they have also worked to Trying to describe Wolvserpent’s atmoand sound—surprised us. transcend it—and they’ve grown up. In five spheric metal is no less convoluted. Respected We found Green behind the drums and metal ’zine nailed it—with- years, the band name may not be Wolvserpent, 6-foot-tall McConnell with a bass slung low out nailing it: “Wolvserpent is a duo that defies but Green and McConnell will still be the force or a violin tucked into the hollow of her long behind the music. neck. And not a microphone in sight. What we the typical genre identifiers (read: crutches) “I think we’ve decided that we’re going to heard was gloomy 15- to 20-minute suites sans most journalists fall back on when trumpeting do whatever we want to do and the imporvocals, created by plodding, heavy, tribal beats as to why you should like ‘this’ band or ‘this tance would be to be more widely recognized album,’ and if you don’t, well you just don’t and impossibly heart-breaking violin strains as the two of us instead of whatever moniker languorously spreading like a bead of black ink ‘get it.’ Instead of ‘sounds like insert album we choose,” Green said. name mixed with insert band name,’ Wolvserdropped in a bucket full of milk. But they also don’t want it to be “the Blake pent lends itself more to the visceral. Adjectives The duo has since changed its name to such as ‘caustic’ and ‘caterwaul’ come to mind, and Brittany show,” and that causes them Wolvserpent, thickened its recordings with to think long and hard about the image they more instrumentation (clarinet, chimes, viola as do ‘soothing’ and ‘subtle.’” project. Even for Wolvserand more), and Mc“Even deciding to do interviews was a pent the definitions Connell can often be big deal,” McConnell said. “Then we had to don’t come easily. seen behind the drum With A Story of Rats and Uzala. decide if we were going to do them as us or “It kind of depends kit while Green plays Wednesday, May 11, 9 p.m., $5. Wolvserpent.” on if someone is guitar and shouts soulVISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE “The band name definitely has significance familiar with metal or wrenching howls into 3638 Osage St. not,” Green said when and we’re sort of underneath it,” Green said. a microphone—with “You know, like it’s the boss.” asked how he explains his back turned to the It may be the boss, but Green and McConWolvserpent’s sound. audience. nell don’t consider Wolvserpent a job. “My favorite descriptions are chamber Nothing about Wolvserpent is simple. Even “It’s our work,” McConnell said. the format for the kickoff show is complicated, doom metal and dark adult contemporary,” “Yeah, it’s our work. It doesn’t pay McConnell said with a laugh. layered like a 17th century orchestral piece. the bills, but any job you have is really in “We’ve also been called funeral drone, Green and McConnell will share the evening support of the grand scheme of your life’s which is interesting because there’s funeral with their longtime Seattle-based collaborawork,” Green added. doom, which has been going on for awhile,” tor Garek Druss, who performs as A Story of WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Take the winding road out to IBG to watch Sheryl Crow; it’ll make you happy.

OUTDOOR CONCERT IN-FEST-ATION Alive After Five, the Downtown Boise Association’s annual fountain-splashing, hippie-dancing, Mike’s Hard Lemonadeswilling summer concert series, has finally announced this year’s lineup. The weekly event kicks off on Wednesday, June 1, with high-energy funk/soul revivalists Fitz and the Tantrums and local opener Finn Riggins. On June 8, the headliner is TBD with opener Like a Rocket; June 15, Grupo Fantasma with Oso Negro; June 22, Brothers Comatose with Sarah Sample; June 29, Girls Guns & Glory with Neo Tundra Cowboy; July 6, Honey Island Swamp Band with Thomas Paul; July 13, John Nemeth with Hokum Hi-Flyers; July 20, Anders Osborne with Travis McDaniel Band; July 27, Hey Marseilles with Junior Rocket Scientist; Aug. 3, Tony Furtado with New Transit; Aug. 10, Jim Lauderdale with Bill Coffey; Aug. 17, The Ragbirds with Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles; Aug. 24, Duke Robillard Band with Dan Costello; Aug. 31, Swagger with Central City Music Co.; and Sept. 7, Hoots & Hellmouth with Sandusky Furs. Headliners are still TBD for Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. For more info, visit In other outdoor concert news, Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field Concert Series, presented by Knitting Factory Entertainment, gets going on Thursday, May 19, with Sheryl Crow. The series continues with The Moody Blues on Tuesday, May 31; An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on Tuesday, June 14; Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs with special guests Brandi Carlile and The Secret Sisters on Tuesday, June 21; Alison Krauss and Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas on Friday, July 1; and The Decemberists with special guest Typhoon on Wednesday, July 20. All shows start between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., and prices vary. For more info, visit Also looming on the concert fest horizon is Boise State’s Spring Fling on Saturday, May 7, from 2-8 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena, which features rapper Lupe Fiasco. The concert is free to the public but everything else—including food vendors, an oxygen bar, a Ferris wheel and bounce houses—is free for students or $5 for non-students. For more info, visit —Tara Morgan

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DAN COSTELLO—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

BRIANNE GRAY—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown


DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

Look for some serious booty-shakin’, floor-quakin’ seismisms when Rubblebucket, a clutch of jammy, funky, world-y, rainbow-drenched troubadours, bursts into town. The New York-based band’s onomatopoeic moniker suits its crazy collection of trumpet, trombone, synthesizers, guitar, percussion and saxophone that acts as a giant ship with a set course but the voyagers upon which—Rubblebucket’s numbers vary from eight to 12—are willing to let the wind change their direction. Navigator and singer Kalmia Traver’s voice is an amalgam of whispers and wails that, even when she’s singing something slightly dotty—“Our silly fathers went running in the heathers”—make it hard to turn away. If the entire group fell into a hot tub time machine, Rubblebucket’s giant pulsing beats would make them right at home about the time Carter was in office. But you don’t have to time travel—you just have to go to the Reef to party like it’s 1979. —Amy Atkins 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of show. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St.,

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DUTCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

SPRING FLING—Featuring Lupe Fiasco. See Noise News, Page 29. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise State THOMAS AHLQUIST QUARTET—With Blue Door Four and Brianne Gray. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Door Cafe VOICE OF REASON—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid

BLUE DOOR FOUR—With Arts West Live. 6 p.m. FREE. Blue Door Cafe

FIVE ALARM FUNK—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef

FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD—With Nathaniel Rateliff. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

JESSICA FULGHUM—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian


JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel



KATIE MORELL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT AND JON HYNEMAN—With Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

LARRY CONKLIN—5 p.m. FREE. Piazza Di Vino

ARTS WEST JAZZ INSTITUTE QUARTET—With Blue Door Four featuring Brent Jensen and Rob Walker. 6 p.m. $8. Blue Door

KEVIN KIRK—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

LOOSE CHANGE—9 p.m. FREE. Overflow

B3 SIDE—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

LARRY KAISER—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

THE NAUGHTIES—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


RUBBLEBUCKET—See Listen Here, this page. 9 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Reef

REBECCA SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Sapphire

THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

THE BLACK ANGELS— With sleepy Sun. See Listen Here, Page 31. 8 p.m. $12. Neurolux

ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

POKE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Club

POP CULT KIDS—9:45 p.m. $3. Grainey’s

SONS OF HUNGER—With Belt of Hunger. 10 p.m. $5. Red Room

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

DAVID MARR—6 p.m. FREE. Cole Marr


DANNY BEAL—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club

GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

THE THROWDOWN—Featuring The Goodguys, Somewhere in the Middle and Bukkit. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid THE TIKS—9 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Club


BOLLYWOOD DANCE PARTY—See Picks, Page 19. 7 p.m. $5. Liquid ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill HILLFOLK NOIR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s



GUIDE JIMMY BIVENS—8 p.m. FREE. Curb Bar JON HYNEMAN—With Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. MickeyRay’s KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY— Featuring Brandon Pritchett. 3 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub


POP CULT KIDS—9:45 p.m. $3. Grainey’s RICCARDO BARTOLOME—8 p.m. FREE. Piazza Di Vino RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. The Buffalo Club



DANGER BEARD—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye


JEFF MOLL AND GUESTS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny


KEVIN KIRK—With John Jones. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE NEW TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Reef


MONDAY MAY 9 ANDY CORTENS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill BROCK BARTEL—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid THE DEVIL MAKES THREE—8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Bouquet JOE PURDY—With The Milk Carton Kids. 8 p.m. $14 adv., $16 door. Neurolux

LUCKY TONGUE—9:45 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s RUSS PFIEFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill WAYNE WHITE—With Arts West School Chamber Students’ Spring Concert. 5 p.m. FREE. Blue Door


DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JEFF CROSBY—8 p.m. FREE. Reef JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KATIE MORELL—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LEVI MALIWAUKI—6 p.m. FREE. Blue Door RICO WEISMAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown RIPCHAIN—With Jameson, Maleva and Kryterium. 8 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny


THE THROWDOWN—Featuring The Arctic Turtles, Dying Famous and more. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid

PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid

BRIANNE GRAY—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

WOLVSERPENT—With A Story of Rats and Uzala. See Noise, Page 29. 8 p.m. $5. VAC

THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

V E N U E S Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

THE BLACK ANGELS, MAY 7, NEUROLUX The Black Angels’ name evokes an old motorcycle gang and psychedelic distorted guitars and wavery faraway vocals do little to change that. For a group as young as they are—the Austin-based band has been around since about 2004—their songs and subject matter age them, as evidenced by tracks like “The First Vietnam War” from the band’s 2006 release, Passover: “Oh we got off that boat / Charlies everywhere / A lotta killin’ and dyin’ / And no one seems to care.” Their third release, 2010’s Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon Ventures), is filled with those same sounds in tightly wound songs. If one came on the radio, a person wouldn’t know if he or she was tuned to an oldies station or an ultra hip XM satellite station. Phosphene Dream could be the soundtrack to every ’60s film that Mike, Tom Servo and Crow have ever made fun of—except The Black Angels are as good as all of those movies are bad. —Amy Atkins With Sleepy Sun. 8 p.m., $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.,

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THE WONDERFUL WITCHES OF OZ Gettin’ freaky deaky with design.

MOM FREAKS Whether your mom dropped pearls of wisdom like, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all,” or if she spit out fireballs like, “You’re running away? Let me help you pack,” motherly advice is undeniably priceless. Local author Patti Murphy celebrates these “momisms” in her new book, Mother Knows Best: Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms. The book includes inspiring words from notable moms like First Lady Lori Otter, astronaut Barbara Morgan, Representative Wendy Jaquet and Channel 7 news anchor Maggie O’Mara. Murphy will sign copies of the book at a special premiere party on Friday, May 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Berryhill and Co. Proceeds from the book will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. For more information, visit The group of talented people who are about to graduate from the Boise State graphic design program must have read the definition of the word “graphic”—vivid, striking, telling, explicit— because everything at Design Freaks: Boise State Graphic Design Portfolio Show, fits those descriptors. Linsey Alexander, Kristen Beumeler, Nicole Cahill, Chrystal Colwell, Mathew Cook, Andy Farrer, Conrad Garner, Brian Green, Jen Hallyburton, Chrissy Kaiserman, Niki Mathews, Jeremy Oliver, Janet Oye, Sean Severud and Kristina Torkelson are the 15 design freaks—their words—who will share the products of their schooling with both professionals and the public. The students have promised an “extraordinarium of design rarities,” and the show will not only feature examples of what the students have learned but their innate talents as well. Each student has blended colors, shapes, designs, patterns and text with his or her own flavor to say something—either literally or symbolically—about themselves and the world. The portfolio show will be held at Studio J at 1322 W. Main St. Professional hour is at 6 p.m., and then at 7 p.m., the public is welcome to look at art and enjoy food, beverages and a chance to win one-of-a-kind screen-printed show posters and T-shirts. And, of course, to stare at the freaks.

Wicked defies gravity at Morrison Center GEORGE PRENTICE Once upon a time, in a far away land called the 20th century, aspiring actresses dreamed of wearing Dorothy’s ruby slippers and singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” But in the 21st century kingdom of musical comedy, it’s all about painting your skin green and singing “Defying Gravity.” If you think you know the Wizard of Oz, “She figures a lot of things out,” said Brumthink again—monkeys fly for a good reason, mel. “And she learns a lot from Elphaba.” the Wizard isn’t so wonderful and being You may think you know Elphaba as the green is pretty cool. Toto, we’re definitely not Wicked Witch of the West, but there’s much in Kansas anymore. more to her back-story. Born of mysterious A force of nature bigger than a Kansas twister hits Boise’s Morrison Center Wednes- origins, Elphaba is brilliant and talented but quickly learns it’s not easy being green. day, May 4, through Sunday, May 11, blowGlinda and Elphaba become unlikely college ing the curtain up on the 21st century’s most successful musical to date. Wicked opened on roommates and their journey begins. “Audiences shouldn’t expect the tradiBroadway in October 2003, and every performance since has been sold out. From Lon- tional Wizard of Oz,” said Daradich (which rhymes with witch). “But they can expect to don’s West End to the Sydney Opera House, find out how everybody turned out the way from Osaka, Japan, to Omaha, Neb., the they did in the Land of Oz. You learn why musical has broken box office records across the globe. It’s estimated that Wicked has been Elphaba became the wicked witch and why Glinda became the good witch. You learn all attended by more than 2 million patrons, about the iconic characters like the Wizard, many seeing the show more than once. Scarecrow, Tin Man, even Dorothy, but with “Oh yeah,” said Anne Brummel with a laugh. “I’ve met people who have seen it ... Are a different spin.” Daradich is a Broadway baby. Both of her you ready for this? Seventy times. No joke.” parents sang and danced on the Great White “Absolutely,” agreed Natalie Daradich. Way—her mom was pregnant with her while “People keep coming back, over and over. performing in Annie. Her father sang and We’re so lucky to have a fan base that is so danced in seven Broadway shows, including passionate about this story.” Annie, Nine and Oklahoma. Though she apTogether, Brummel and Daradich play an peared in a road production of Evita at the age odd couple—one blonde, one green. Indiof 10, Daradich said her parents didn’t want vidually, they’re musical comedy stars of the her to be a child actor, and never let performhighest order, each performing in what they ing interfere with school. consider to be their dream roles. “But eventually, they knew where I was “Sometimes you forget that you’re living heading,” she said. your dream,” said “I performed in a lot Brummel, who plays of non-equity touring Glinda, the all-tooThursday, May 5-Saturday, May 14, various times, $50-$150. Many of the performances shows and children’s perfect good witch. are sold out, so check the Morrison Center theater. I definitely If you can think of a website for ticket availability. stood on each rung of stereotype, she fits: MORRISON CENTER the theatrical ladder to beautiful, blonde, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane get where I am now.” tiara, magic wand. 208-426-1609 Most of Daradich’s “It’s easy to see career has been in why she would get the national tours but she guy to fall in love with had one main goal: to her,” said Brummel. get a role, any role, in Wicked. “And get just about everything else.” “Oh my gosh, I probably auditioned But Wicked defies convention and, ultifor this show at least 12 times before I got mately, Glinda doesn’t get her way.

Something Wicked this way comes.

a job,” she said. “Finally, I was cast in the ensemble, and I’ve been with Wicked for three years.” Daradich has portrayed Elphaba for nearly a year now, receiving standing ovations coast to coast. She admits that one of her favorite moments of the show is just about everybody else’s favorite moment: the blow-the-roofoff, show-stopping first act finale, “Defying Gravity.” After singing a blistering anthem, Elphaba soars and consumes the proscenium. It’s unlike any other theatrical experience. “How do I fly?” asked Daradich. “I can’t tell you that. Let’s just say that it’s quite magical.” Glinda does some impressive aeronautics of her own at the beginning of the show. “Oh, you mean when I’m in my bubble floating down on the people of Oz,” said Brummel. “It’s pretty impressive. My beautiful sparkly gown is even named for the scene. I call it my blue bubble dress. And of course, I have my green dress, the yellow one, two different white outfits and my ‘pink popular’ dress.” There are easily 100 different costumes in Wicked. The production is so vast that when Wicked comes to town, up to 100 locals are hired to assist as dressers or stage crew. But for all of its budget-busting stagecraft, Wicked is an intimate story of friendship that resonates particularly with young ladies. “That’s really what I love most about this show,” said Daradich. “It’s so wonderful that the story is about two strong women—not exactly your typical Broadway musical fare.” Brummel agreed. “I have met some amazing girls and young ladies who have been inspired from our show,” she said. “I think most girls really identify with one or both of us. I think there are so many people who feel outcast and don’t really fit it. And in Wicked, they see someone who is a champion for them. It’s a great story of friendship between two unlikely girls.”

—Tara Morgan and Amy Atkins

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LISTINGS/SCREEN Opening I AM—Nonfiction film that poses the universal questions of “What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?” by filmmaker Tom Shadyac. (NR) Flicks


BEAUTIFUL CHAOS Autistic kids get their first movie-going opportunity GEORGE PRENTICE

JUMPING THE BROOM—Angela Bassett and Paula Patton star in this classic tale of an uptown girl who falls in love with a boy from the other side of the tracks. (PG-13) Edwards 22

SOMETHING BORROWED—Attention-grabber Darcy (Kate Hudson) and good-girl Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) have been best friends forever, but can their friendship endure when Darcy gets engaged to Rachel’s secret dream man? (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 THOR 3D—Thor has been stripped of his powers and banished to Earth but faces the most dangerous threat of his life in this movie starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

Special Screenings

Of the thousands of times I have gone to the movies, I had never experienced anything quite like a recent weekend screening at the Country Club Reel Theater. The overhead lights were left on, the volume was a bit too low, almost everyone in the theater was talking, some were crying, others raucously thrashing about in their seats. It was joyous. Chaotic, yes, but joyous. Thanks to Jennifer Fish from the Intermountain Center for Autism and Child Development and Janice Likes, the theater’s manager, more than 100 special-needs children, parents, siblings and caregivers were granted a special matinee on April 30. The children’s diagnoses include autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy and chromosomal defects like down syndrome. “These kiddos with disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders, typically have sensory issues,” said Fish. “So things like sounds, lights and rapid movements are a real challenge. That’s one of the reasons they never go to a movie. It’s too dark, or it’s too loud. It’s very intimidating.” The social challenge is an even greater obstacle. Imagine walking into a theater where talking, walking around or even screaming is not only OK, it’s practically encouraged. “You know what it’s like. The person in front of you paid $10 to be there, so you better stay quiet and sit still,” said Fish. “Today, we’re taking away all those obstacles that have kept these families away from the movies.”

One local theater delivered gnome-sized Shakespeare to a wiggly, pint-sized audience.

The feature attraction was Gnomeo and Juliet, an adorable G-rated re-telling of the tale of Shakespeare’s most famous star-crossed lovers. The voice work is stellar: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine and Patrick Stewart as Shakespeare. The screenplay includes some clever gems tweaking the Bard’s best known plays and a score peppered with Elton John classics is an extra treat, including “Crocodile Rock,” “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer.” I didn’t hear much of the dialogue, with the talking and crying. Going to the movies with scores of special-needs children is not for wimps. “Boy, this makes me feel good,” said Likes, who worked the snack bar with her employees. The theater charged $1.50 general admission for all comers. Concessions were reduced to $3 for popcorn and a beverage. Community Partnerships of Idaho accompanied 10 children, some with autism, others

with Asperger syndrome. It was a pretty high-maintenance task—each child required an adult partner. “Sometimes we take the kids to the Saturday Market, sometimes we go to the Y,” said Katie Moore, developmental therapist with Community Partnerships. “But this is brand new for the kids. Look at Tyler here,” she said, pointing to a 9-year-old with a smile as wide as his face. “Tyler bounced around quite a bit, but I can’t wait to tell his parents how well he did. He said he really wanted to go to the movies again.” Fish is looking forward to holding special screenings every three months, so the next will be in July. She said that the movie will always be appropriate and family friendly— they lucked out with Gnomeo and Juliet. Much like Romeo and Juliet. It teaches that in spite of intolerance, ignorance and prejudice, love leads the way toward a peaceful existence. Does it ever.

SCREEN/THE TUBE A POWERFUL NOISE—Three very different people all face similar struggles in their efforts to change their worlds. Visit duniamarketplace. com for more info. Tuesday, May 10, 6-9 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET—David Bintley’s version of the fairytale classic Cinderella for the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 20th anniversary. Sunday, May 8, 2:30-5 p.m. $9. Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, I AM Q&A—Meet Tom Shadyac, world-renowned director, writer and producer, after the 7 p.m. screening of his movie I Am. Friday, May 6, 7 p.m. $30. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3424222, THE GENERAL—Professional organist Clark Wilson will accompany the classic silent film. Proceeds benefit Julia Davis Park restoration. Tickets are available from members of the Capital City Kiwanis and also at the Egyptian Theatre box office. Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $8-$15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egypti- 35

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Couric told the magazine that she wants to “engage in more multidimensional storytelling.” More dimensions than reading tediously timid, tiny news introductions on a teleprompter that someone else has Katie Couric has announced that she’s leaving CBS News later this written? That’s some impressive ambition from someone who already month, and a lot of people seem to think it actually matters—which it spends about three whole minutes on the air would, except it’s not 1975. five days per week. Do you know anyone under the age of On the April 25 broadcast, more than six 80 who watches network news? If so, they of those 21 minutes were devoted to two probably just woke up from a coma. Getting separate stories about the stupid royal wednews from 30-minute network broadcasts at 5 ding. That was four days before the wedding p.m. these days is like renting VCR porn from from which, Couric announced at the end of Blockbuster. the show, she would be broadcasting live. Headlines proclaim Couric a pioneer, which Until she begins her new job—maybe 3-D is true—kind of like becoming the first person interviews with kittens—we’ll fend for scraps to ride a horse across the country when of current events from several 24-hour cable everybody else travels in those fancy, fournews channels and the Internet, where every wheeled driving machines. single bit of information in the entire world She announced her departure to People is available at any time within seconds of magazine. Instead of saving it for her own searching for it. show, Couric decided People deserved the —Damon Hunzeker But who will slay the Palin dragons with Couric gone? scoop.




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GROWING PAINS, SEASON 2 Kirk Cameron has come a long way since his days on the sitcom Growing Pains. These days, he’s known more for his faith, starring in the post-rapture fantasy Left Behind and Youtube videos (Google “Kirk Cameron bananas”). However, long before he was warning us to repent, he was lovable teen Mike Seaver, who, alongside his wacky siblings, got into some comical, yet touching, dilemmas. The more nostalgic of us can hear the theme song now: “As long as we’ve got each other / we’ve got the world spinning right in our hands.” The sweet, simple problems of the Seaver family and Growing Pains is so wholesome that, with an updated viewing, Kirk could be happy with one decision you’ve made.

HUMAN PLANET This eight-part BBC documentary focuses on how humans and the environment interact. Having recently landed on American network the Discovery Channel, this documentary in the vein of Planet Earth examines something conspicuously absent from the typical nature documentary: humans. Since the time of cavemen, humans have been adapting to the world’s varying climates, ecosystems and landscapes, learning to live everywhere from the temperate zones in Idaho to the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, from the jungles of Brazil to the waters of Borneo. Each episode explores a different human habitat with incredible footage. So don’t get left out of the loop: The DVD has arrived stateside. —Jordan Wilson

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INTERNET/SCREEN LITTLE YETI BLUE Damn it, Just when it seems that Jon Hamm can’t get any more adorable, when Mad Men has been off the air long enough that we could finally stop thinking about him, you air an exclusive video, directed by Toben Seymour for Herman Dune’s new song “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” starring the handsome actor and a sweet little blue runaway yeti. After Hamm finally convinces the furr y turquoise-colored youngster (think Grover clearly never having seen either in great meets Cookie Monster, but silent) to stop numbers before. Hamm then takes the yeti hitchhiking at the edge of the forest he has to see Herman Dune per forming but the little come out of and get into Hamm’s guy can’t see over the crowd. So convertible, the two travel along what does Hamm do? He lifts the Visit funnyordie to countr y roads. Along the way, creature up onto his shoulders. watch the video. Hamm teaches the creature about It’s too damn much. No, it’s too sticking his face into the wind and Hamm much. When does Mad Men enjoying the scener y. When they start up again? arrive at some unnamed big city, the little fuzz —Amy Atkins ball is amazed at the lights and the people, WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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MOTOJOURNALING “Hey guys. I can see my house from here.”

Taking two-wheeled trips to Idaho’s hidden gems ANDREW MENTZER

SHEEP IN THEM THERE HILLS Those white spots you’ll see in the Foothills over the next few weeks may not be patches of snow. In fact, instead of cold and melty, those spots may be woolly and moving. Sheep ranchers have started the weekslong process of moving flocks to higher summer grazing areas as the snow continues to recede. Up to 6,000 domestic sheep will head up the hillsides, and besides being a picturesque Idaho moment, it means that recreationists using the Foothills need to pay extra attention. The flocks can often be found near some of the most popular trail areas, so interactions between people and sheep aren’t uncommon. The problem comes when dogs are allowed off leash around the sheep. Officials with the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission are asking that people give the sheep a wide berth and keep all dogs on a leash around the flocks. Dogs are the main cause of any conflict—usually by chasing those strange fluffy things—and not only does it endanger the sheep but the dogs as well. IRRC said each band of sheep is guarded by two Great Pyrenees dogs used to ward off predators like coyotes. If a pet dog goes after a sheep, the guard dogs might react like it’s a threat. The guard dogs also don’t take kindly to fast-moving mountain bikers and may chase them. (Did we mention these dogs can easily hit 100 pounds?) To avoid any problems, mountain bikers are asked to dismount and walk past a flock since a walker isn’t seen as a threat by the guard dogs. If the sight of the sheep inspires you, the Foothills Learning Center is hosting a Woolly Wisdom event on Saturday, May 14. The public can check out sheep shearing, a border collie herding demonstration, vendors, kids activities, music and a book reading from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Just don’t tell the sheep about the planned lamb luncheon from the Idaho Lamb Producers. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the birth of Boise’s Foothills serial levy, the landmark vote that led to the protection of more than 10,000 acres of undeveloped open space. You won’t need to bring a present but a big birthday party is set for Saturday, May 7, 2-4 p.m. at the Boise Depot. During the past decade, the levy has protected property with a market value of more than $30 million. In the last 18 months alone, the Foothills preservation effort acquired open space in the Stack Rock, Hammer Flat and Polecat Gulch areas. —Deanna Darr and George Prentice

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In the last few weeks, I’ve been sussing out some of the best-kept secrets for exploration around Idaho atop my old friend the War Pig: a 600cc Honda Transalp dual sport motorcycle. This summer, I’ll be covering the state from Canada to Nevada, shedding light on some of the best off-the-beaten-path backcountry roads. By this fall, I hope to have enough information for a full guide book. To date, I’ve hit the Boise Ridge Road, the abandoned mining town of Pearl and Atlanta. Soon, I’ll have reports on the South Fork of the Owyhee River by way of Silver City and the route to Jarbidge, Nev., by way of Wickahoney Camp.


“If it weren’t so cold—and if I weren’t a motorcycle—I’d dive right into that lake.”

ATLANTA Total distance: 181 miles

Arguably the preeminent “off-thebeaten-path” destination of the Gem State’s As the only continuous east-to-west route habitable wilderness, the inconspicuous north of Hill Road—with countless spokes mining town of Atlanta has more to offer running north toward Idaho City and Horse- than people think. Located on the Middle shoe Bend and south to Boise—the Boise Fork of the Boise River about a four-hour Ridge Road offers adventurers a versatile and drive northeast of Arrowrock Reservoir, this scenic option, particularly in good weather. sleepy hub is home to both exploratory minMy favorite variation starts in Rocky Can- ing and some of Idaho’s best recreation. It yon and ends either on Bogus Basin Road or has changed little since its founding in 1864, North Eighth Street. An off-road motorcycle, offering a frozen-in-time ambiance. quad or four-wheel-drive vehicle with good The area surrounding Atlanta is an outground clearance is recommended for this doorsman’s paradise. The laundry list of fun area, however, two-wheel drive is adequate to be had is impressive: summer fishing on for some lower fringe points. the Middle Fork, hiking trails, 10-plus hot GETTING THERE: Head up Reserve Street, springs, hundreds of camp sites and plentiful which turns into Shaw Mountain Road backcountry options. before dropping into Rocky Canyon on the The road to Atlanta is daunting. While other side of Fort Boise. relatively well groomed most of the year, the Rocky Canyon Road meanders through 62-mile, two-county dirt trek is a long afterthe Foothills before Aldape Summit. From noon’s drive. One-lane bridges and rockfalls here, the road gets rough. Head west from are common, so watch for potential hazards. the summit for arguably the best views of GETTING THERE: Leaving at 2 p.m. one greater Boise. You’ll likely run into snow, afternoon, my friend and I made it to Atlanta so it might be best to wait a few weeks to in about three hours. We took the route over attempt the full traverse. Aldape Summit to Robie Creek/Highway 21 If you choose to before doubling back venture west of the to Arrow Rock Road. Eighth Street ExtenAbout four miles past WARNING: When exploring, always use comsion, you will end up mon sense and remember to let someone the marina, the road adjacent to Eagleknow where you’re going. Pack for all possible turns to dirt and leads emergency scenarios and know the limitations son Summit and, to the confluence of of your abilities and those traveling with you. eventually, just south the Middle Fork of of Deer Point near the Boise River. Bogus Basin. From The farther you here, you can continue to Bogus Basin Road travel, the more palpable the seclusion. The and back to Boise or head west past the Boscenery goes from bare hills to rocky cangus Nordic Center. Behind Bogus, you can yons and vibrant forest. access Placerville, Centerville, Idaho City or There are endless campgrounds, a handHorseshoe Bend. Assuming you don’t get ful of rental cabins and a two alternate lost, Highway 21 or Highway 55 will get routes to Atlanta. We’d hoped to take you back to Boise quickly. Total distance: 24-75 miles

the 22-mile road from Atlanta south to Featherville but it was still snowed in. This area should be accessible in a few weeks by way of Idaho City or Arrow Rock Road. Distances range from 86 to 128 miles each way from Boise. According to the locals, the best time for tourist activities is Labor Day weekend for Atlanta Days, however, camping and recreation are excellent all summer.

PEARL Total distance: 51 miles

Pearl doesn’t really exist anymore—at least not as it once did. The mining town is little more than a few historic relics left over from its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite its fate, Pearl is still a wonderful place to explore. GETTING THERE: Leaving Boise around 2 p.m., I navigated the sea of Eagle’s McMansions until I was north of the city landscape. Eagle Road turns into Pearl/Willow Creek Road about a mile north of Beacon Light Road. A few tight curves later, I was on a well-manicured dirt road. There are numerous forks and splits in Pearl Road. I suggest keeping to the right to get to Highway 55 at the summit of Horseshoe Bend Hill. Alternate routes lead west to Highway 16. Much of the land in this area is privately owned, so stay off the properties. A few miles northeast of the original Pearl townsite, a sign reads: “Road not maintained in inclement weather.” While the road out of Pearl can be rough, the hilltop panoramas are unbeatable. The five-mile traverse to Highway 55 is peppered with endless vistas overlooking the Treasure Valley. Apart from a few ranchers and the occasional dirt bike or ATV, I only came across a handful of people. I rolled back into Boise by way of Cartwright Road around 4 p.m. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Tim Sommer is as serious as a raab-bi about spring greens.

THE WAY OF THE LEAF Tim Sommer’s churched-up spring greens GUY HAND Tim Sommer loves to preach the gospel of spring greens; and he’s got the voice to do it. When describing mizuna, for instance, he starts near a whisper as he kneels to pick a leaf. Then, as he rises again, his tone rises, too. He extols the virtues of that serrated leaf, its health benefits, its texture, its taste, and by the time he offers you a bite, he’s approaching full-out hosannas mode, arms spreading under the cathedral-like arch of his Middleton greenhouse, testifying to the under-appreciated, glorious gift of all leafy greens. Sommer has the preacher’s touch, and by the time he’s done, you can’t help but believe. I’m already a member of the church of spring greens, but a pilgrimage to Sommer’s Purple Sage Farms in April is like a reaffirmation of faith, a trip to a promised land full of tender plants in rainbow colors, some hugging the ground, some forming loose, lettuce-like heads, some with leaves the shape of canoe paddles, some as filagreed as lace curtains, and some standing waist high, dusted in flowers the color of tiny suns. “We have things like mache,” Sommer says as he points to a diverse patchwork of plant varieties growing in one section of the greenhouse. “And this is minutina, mizuna, tatsoi, miner’s lettuce and shepherd purse. And here is another one that I love: This is the ruby red streaks, a kind of a cross between several Asian mustards.” He hands me a delicate, feathery leaf as showy as if plucked from a vegetative peacock. It’s flavor is spicy, complex. We Americans have come a long way since the meat-and-potato ’50s, when most ate nothing greener than iceberg lettuce and the occasional bacon-lacquered spinach leaf. But greens—like rapini, kale and collards—are hardly a recent invention. Julius Caesar was WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

said to be fond of collards. Rapini, or broccoli raab, was an ancient favorite in both the Mediterranean and China. Miner’s lettuce—which dots Sommer’s greenhouse with saucer-shaped leaves surrounding minute, white flowers—was eaten by California miners during the gold rush days. For most of us, though, unusual lettuces and leafy greens are a relatively new addition to our daily diets, making their way onto our plates as colorful but mildly flavored mixes, sides of spinach or, for the more liberal of palate, arugula. Darker, firmer greens like kale, chard and bok choy are still a hard sell for many, although news that they’re stuffed with vitamins, calcium, iron, fiber and folic acid has improved their popularity. Still, Sommer thinks we’ve got a long way to go before making the perennial sow thistle a national favorite—although its taste is far more pleasant than its name suggests. Sommer hopes we will one day push a lot further into the vast, unexplored world of greens, especially during spring, when, in a kind of chlorophyllpacked resurrection, they sprout from seemingly lifeless ground. “Here’s another great early green,” Sommer says as he hands me a curly pea shoot tendril with yellow flowers artfully attached. “These have been used forever in Asian cooking but I love the whole pea stem right in a salad.” He pauses to let me try it, then asks, “Does it taste like the snow pea?” “Oh yeah,” I assure him between bites. “It’s absolutely delicious.” In fact, it’s got more snow pea flavor than a snow pea. After grazing through several more deliciously leafy revelations, I involuntarily begin testifying myself. “It just shocks me,” I say, mouth still full, “how much variety and depth of flavor there

are in all of these things. In these last few minutes, we’ve tasted a dozen different kinds of really flavorful greens, and I don’t think most people realize ...” I pause, having noticed my arms are now outstretched. “We think of greens as just being a placeholder on a plate.” Sommer looses a beatific smile, a smile this clergyman of the leafy green must let spread across his face every time he knows he’s pulled another convert into the fold. We walk to one last greenhouse, and when Sommer opens the door, I can say nothing more revelatory than “Wow!” The enclosure looks like a field of wildflowers, an uninterrupted waist-high carpet of gold. The crop of blooming kale shows both the promise and pitfall a farmer faces growing spring greens. “We’ve had this planted here for maybe five months,” Sommer says. For most of that time, the plants were too small to harvest, then for a brief period, they were just the right size to sell as the kale you’d recognize in a produce aisle. “Then all of a sudden, with this bright spring light and temperature, it bolts and we’ve lost, in essence, our whole crop,” Sommer adds. That’s the bitter truth and practical burden of spring greens. They flourish in that brief, temperate sliver of time between winter and summer, darkness and light—then they’re gone. But that doesn’t discourage Sommer. After all, he’s been growing greens for 20 years. “We have tried to have things that are unusual,” he says. “Things that are worthwhile as food, things that California can’t ship in here on top of us, things that should appeal to a chef because they have character and flavor and visual interest.” Sommer slowly spreads his arms to deliver one last singlesentence sermon. “It’s the wide world of food right here.”

Chef John Berryhill is pretty stoked about bacon. So stoked that he’s opening a new bistro named after the porky product on Wednesday, May 11, adjacent to his finedining spot Berryhill and Co. Bacon will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving sandwiches, salads and soups alongside eight to 10 different types of bacon. But if you still question Berryhill’s “porkseverance,” check out a Youtube video he posted of himself talking about bacon in various accents. Some highlights include the Italian mobster: “Berryhill, Bacon, Boise. Es three words, but es one thing, ehh?” The Irishman: “Thirty-three percent more flavor than the competition.” Or the sideways-cap hick: “My mama always sid that bacon wuz the best way to a girl’s heart. Well, I never did get the girl because I guess I always ate tha bacon mysaelf.” To watch the video, visit In other opening news, Brewforia hopes to open its second location in Bown Crossing on Friday, May 6. The spot will feature 600-700 bottled beers and 10 rotating taps, which will always include at least one nitro, one cider and one local beer. The restaurant will also expand the BrewforiaMeridian menu to include more than just pizza and wings. “It’ll be a different menu. We’re still working on it right now,” said BrewforiaBown owner Chris Oates. “The main concept is taking the flatbread that we have out at the current location and turning them into sandwiches, essentially. And we’ll also be adding some other small plates.” In more feel-good food news, the Idaho Foodbank is preparing for the 19th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. The event, which is the country’s largest single-day food drive, takes place on Saturday, May 14. Residents are asked to leave a bag of non-perishable foods— including items like canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice and cereal—next to their mailbox to be picked up by postal workers. The Stamp Out Hunger donations, which accounted for 27 percent of all the food-drive food collected last year, is then sorted by Idaho Foodbank volunteers. To volunteer for this event, contact Cathe Scott at —Tara Morgan

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FOOD/NEWS FOOD IN THE NEWS Are foodies self-indulgent elitists? The debate has been simmering on the pages of major magazines and in the opinion columns of newspapers for the last couple months, drawing commentary from food heavyweights like Michael Pollan and Mark Schatzker. Well, now Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, has weighed in. In The Washington Post, Schlosser makes the argument that foodie critics have gotten the elitism charge backward. Our current industrial food system, he notes, clearly demonstrates “how the few now rule the many.” “The wealthy will always eat well. It is the poor and working people who need a new, sustainable food system more than anyone else. They live in the most polluted neighborhoods. They are exposed to the worst toxic chemicals on the job. They are sold the unhealthiest foods and can least afford the medical problems that result. A food system based on poverty and exploitation will never be sustainable,” writes Schlosser. McDonald’s recently released a new line of burgers in Japan dubbed the “Big American 2” line. The calorie-laden burgers are named after four American cities/ states: Idaho, Texas, Manhattan and Miami. The Idaho burger breaks the scales at 713 calories and comes with a quarter-pound beef patty topped with hash browns, cheese, bacon, onions and a pepper-mustard sauce. The Manhattan features a beef patty, mozzarella and pastrami on an artisan bun. In other “artisanal” news, The Atlantic’s Jane Black recently derided the pork industry’s new slogan, “Pork: Be Inspired,” as an example of “the food industry’s desire to convey virtue—no matter how dubious.” That piece inspired chow. com writer Joyce Slaton to look into other examples of fake artisanal claims, including Wendy’s “natural-cut fries with sea salt” and Tostitos scouring sun-dappled fields with hand-baskets for the freshest ingredients. For links to these articles visit

FOOD/BEER GUZZLER CANNED BREWS FOR SPRING We’re more than six weeks into spring, which means it’s time to get out on the trail or on the river, right? Sure it feels more like the tail end of fall, but those are leaves on the trees, and despite the damp and the cold, warm weather has to be right around the corner. Canned beer is the format of choice for out-and-about consumption, so here are three more new arrivals to the Treasure Valley.

21ST AMENDMENT BITTER AMERICAN A bright and brassy pour, this beer has a respectable head and big, resiny hops dominate the nose backed by subtle orange and lime. There’s a nice hop bite on the palate, but it’s not nearly as aggressive as the aromas would suggest. Crisp and clean with smooth malt and bright citrus flavors, this is a beautifully balanced ale with intriguing hints of orange zest and herb.

21ST AMENDMENT BACK IN BLACK With the dark ebony color of a stout and the hop profile of an India Pale, black IPAs exhibit something of a split personality. The floral aromas here are a nice mix of citrus, hops and dried grass, with soft hits of resin and anise. Sweet, toasted malt and caramel color the palate, playing against a decent hop bitterness that tastes something like unsweetened licorice. Another worthy effort from this innovative brewery.

STELLA ARTOIS OK, this over-hyped Belgian entry is a marketing marvel, but it’s not one of the world’s greatest brews. That said, served well chilled on a hot summer day, it is an appealing, eminently sessionable choice. While I prefer it poured from the bottle—seems a bit livelier in that format—the can makes for an even fresher version. It offers lightly sweet malt and mild hops with a touch of grain and spice that go down smooth and easy. —David Kirkpatrick

—Tara Morgan

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Salt Tears classes up the classic moz-tom-bas.

SALT TEARS COFFEEHOUSE AND NOSHERY The high ceilings, exposed framing and bright, modern furnishings of Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery give it a classy industrial vibe. The food, however, is anything but industrial. Chef Andrea Maricich, former co-owner of Tapas Estrella and The MilkyWay with her husband Mitchell Maricich, makes as much as she can from scratch—pretty much everything is baked, blended, cured, marinated or roasted in-house. “It’s something I believe in,” says Maricich. “It’s important for society that things don’t come out of packages and just get heated up.” The house-baked roll on the mozzarella, tomato and basil sandwich ($6.50) is lightly floured on the outside with a firm powdery dryness that balances the juicy squish of the roasted tomatoes and light, pillowy mozzarella within. Rather than dominating the tender flavor of the cheese, Maricich‘s pesto is mild, a subtle foundation. Because of inconsistencies in milk during winter, Maricich isn’t making the mozzarella herself, but she plans to start come summer when she can get better milk. The sandwich is served with a side of potato salad—made with quartered red potatoes and green onions tossed in a mix of olive oil and a sweet, tangy seeded mustard that frees the dish from the curse of SALT TEARS COFFEEHOUSE mayonnaise—and a mysterious AND NOSHERY selection of spiced and pickled 4714 W. State St. vegetables. A bright orange 208-275-0017 globe had a wonderfully tart crunch and a bright pink interior that only added to its mystery. According to an employee, it was either a radish or a daikon, its coloration the result of turmeric. Overall, the meal was light, refreshing summer food—the sort of sandwich that eats like a salad. However, like a salad, it wasn’t tremendously filling. Though the snack-sized nature of Salt Tears’ food is alluded to in the name, “Noshery,” a location with convenient Greenbelt access for calorie-burning bikers and walkers could use some denser items on the menu. To wash back the nosh, Salt Tears serves Coeur D’Aleneroasted Doma coffee. Each cup is ground and brewed to order, giving it a fresh robust flavor that’s unique from the more acidic blends squeezed out of air pots at other local shops. Unfortunately, Salt Tears serves this delicious brew in widemouth mugs that let the coffee grow cold quickly. But that’s not keeping people away. On a recent lunch visit, there was only one open table. While the restaurant’s popularity can be partially credited to Maricich placing it in a culinarily underserved neighborhood, the food would stand out anywhere. “I think Boiseans get it,” says Maricich. “It’s about people appreciating good food, whether it’s fine dining or a sandwich.” —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

BARDENAY Bardenay crafts its ’rita with fresh squeezed limes, simple syrup and a splash of orange juice. 610 W. Grove St., 208-426-0538,

CAFE OLE This giant marg is made with El Jimador, Grand Marnier, fresh lime, sweet and sour and a splash of Sprite. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 206, 208344-3222,

THE MATADOR This pint-sized marg features Sauza Gold and a blend of lime concentrate, lemon and simple syrup. 215 N. Eighth St., 208-342-9988,

RED FEATHER LOUNGE The Bartender’s Marg has Sauza Hornitos, Cointreau, simple syrup and fresh squeezed lime. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-429-6340,

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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 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: Nancy O’Connor Case CVNC1107281 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE A Petition to change the name of Nancy Rahr O’Connor, 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 Nancy Rahr. The reason for the change in name is Divorce over 3 years ago. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on May 17, 2011 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: April 12, 2011


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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Debra Urizar Deputy Clerk IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN THE MATTER OF: TERRI M. HINMAN, A person over the age of eighteen years. Case No. CV NC 1107682 NOTICE OF HEARING A Petition by TERRI M. HINMAN, born October 5, 1956 in Sacramento, California, now residing at 3775 E. Eisenhower Dr., Meridian, Idaho, proposing a change in name to TERRI M. COOK has been filed in the above entitled Court, the reason for the change being her desire to return to her former name following a 2007 divorce. The Petitioner’s parents are both deceased. Her nearest living relative is her sister, Sandra Smith, residing at 8505 Council Bluffs, Boise, Idaho. Such Petition will be heard on July 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St., Boise, Idaho 83702 and objections may be filed by any person who can, in such objections, show the Court a good reason against such a name change. WITNESS my hand and seal of said District Court this 27th day of April, 2011. Christopher D. Rich Clerk of the District Court

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Imagine this scene, as described by Seattle-based video artist Michael Douglas. “Sometimes a tree falls down in a field of cows, and the cows walk over to it and stare at it. It used to be standing and now it’s on the ground. There’s something different in the field and the cows start to hang out around the tree and watch it like it’s television, attracted to the rupture in the order of things. They gather around it for months, even after they completely forget why they started doing it.” I think there’s a comparable scene going on in your life right now, Aries. People you care about are in a daze, seemingly hypnotized by a certain “rupture in the order of things” that took place some time ago. In my opinion, it’s your task to wake them up, gently if possible, and motivate them to move on. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’re an animal! And I mean that in the best senses of the word. Your vitality is heading toward peak levels, and your body is as smart as it gets. If you were ever going to act as if every move you make is a dance, now would be the time to do it. If you ever wanted to explore the righteous blending of grace and power, this is a perfect moment. Give yourself permission to be a fluid bolt of ingenious fun, Taurus. Play hard and sweet, with sublime ferocity. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Make the invisible dark force beautiful.” That was the first line of the horoscope I wrote for you in my dream last night. Here’s what came next: “Create a song out of your moans. Brag about your wounds. Dance reverently on the graves of your enemies.” Does any of this make sense to you so far? It all seemed perfectly reasonable and helpful in my dream. “Sneak a gift to your bad self. Dissolve the ties that bind you to hollow intelligence. Dig for treasure in the muddy puddle where the single lily grows.” That’s it, Gemini—my dream of your horoscope. If you can align yourself with its spirit, I bet you’ll be primed for the waking-life opportunities that are headed your way. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, psychologist Richard Bentall proposed that happiness be reclassified as a “psychiatric disorder”—a pathology that should be treated with therapy. “Happiness is statistically abnormal,” he argued. It “consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system.” If he’s correct, Cancerian, you may have a problem. According to my

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reading of the astrological omens, you’re about to be besieged by a massive influx of good feelings. It may be hard for you to fend off surges of unreasonable joy, well-being and gratitude. So let me ask you: Are you prepared to enter into rebel mode as you flaunt your abnormal bliss? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Two Britishman, Jack Jones and American Chris Cuddihy, pulled off an epic deed in 2009. They ran seven marathons in seven consecutive days on seven continents. Each marathon was more than 31 miles. (More info here: I’m not recommending that you try something as ridiculously excessive as they did, Leo, but I do want to note that you’re now in a phase when your capacity for amazing feats is bigger than usual. Do you have any ideas about what you could accomplish that’s beyond your expectations? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What have you had to relinquish in the past 10 months, Virgo? What were you forced to sacrifice or surrender? Whatever it is, I predict you will be compensated for it over the course of the next 12 months. And the process begins soon. It’s not likely that the incoming blessing will bring an exact replacement for the dream that got away. Rather, you will be awakened to an unexpected new source of excitement, thereby dissolving the lingering sense of loss and liberating you to rise again. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If given the choice between having our lives change or keeping our lives the same, many of us would choose the status quo. We tend to feel that even if the current state of things is uncomfortable, it’s still preferable to having to deal with the uncertainty and fear that come from transformation. But I don’t think you fit this description right now, Libra. Of all the signs of the zodiac, you’re the one that’s most receptive to shifting the mood and experimenting with the rules. It’s easier than usual for you to imagine different ways of doing things. Take advantage of this superpower. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Hugo Chavez is the socialist president of Venezuela, not an astronomer or New Age philosopher. And yet he recently speculated that the planet Mars once had a thriving civilization that met its doom because its resources were drained off and poisoned by the excesses of capitalism. I love it when notable people go off-message and freestyle wacky fantasies, so I applaud Chavez’s improvisation. May I respectfully suggest you consider indulging in your own version of this art form? According to my reading of the astrological omens, it would

be downright healthy for you to depart from your usual raps and unveil some unpredictable self-expressions to anyone and everyone who think they have you all figured out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Symmetry and equilibrium are not all that valuable right now. They’re certainly not worth obsessing over or having screaming fights about. In fact, I recommend that you cultivate a jaunty knack for stylish lopsidedness. Appreciate the beauty of irregularity. Be alert for the way incongruous details and crooked angles reveal fresh, hot truths that provide you with exactly what you need. Even socalled flaws and mistakes may lead to lucky accidents. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “It was better for me when I could imagine greatness in others, even if it wasn’t always there,” said Charles Bukowski, a generally cranky writer not renowned for his optimism. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this strategy will also work wonders for you in the coming days. Trying to see what’s great about other people will tend to activate your own dormant greatness and will generally make you feel good. So ask yourself: What’s beautiful, smart, interesting and successful about the people you know? Fantasize aggressively. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The gap between rich and poor has always been large, but in recent years, it has grown humongous. As journalist Les Leopold notes, there are hedge-fund gamblers who rake in more money in an hour than a middle-class wage-earner makes in 47 years. From an astrological perspective, Aquarius, it’s an excellent time for you to raise your voice against this inequity. Furthermore, you’d be wise to dramatically shrink the discrepancy between the haves and have-nots in your own personal sphere, where you can actually have an immediate effect. You might start the healing by asking yourself how the rich aspects of your psyche steal from the poor parts. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There’s a good chance you will soon utter the smartest words you have ever said in your life. It’s also possible that you will generate two of the top five thoughts that have popped into your brain in the last decade. That’s how in tune I expect you to be with your inner sources of wisdom. And that’s how closely aligned you’ll be with the Divine Intelligence. Now here’s the surprise ending to my message for you, Pisces—the unexpected outcome: Your brilliant insights and cogent statements may tempt you to be wilder and freer than you’ve been in a long time.



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