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SUMMER GUIDE BW’s tutorial on all things summer NEWS 10

R.I.P.? Disrespect at Idaho’s veterans cemetery SCREEN 39

BOOZE OR SNOOZE We rate summer’s silver screen offerings FOOD 44

MARKET SIGHTS Farmers markets produce more than produce

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NOTE SUMMER DAZE I. Love. Summer. Seriously. Having done a little time in eternal summer, in places where the leaves never turn, the grass never stops growing and the winter wardrobe never moves into the closet, my attitude about season change is this: I grin and bear it because, eventually, it all gets back to summer. The hotter and sunnier it is, the happier I am. I could lay around in my hammock all day, every day. I could wear tank tops and rubber flip flops and eat nothing but ice cream for months, maybe years. And were it not for this here job ... I probably would. If I look back on my summer years in Boise, they pretty evenly fall into two categories: the years with air conditioning and the years without. Personally, I’m ambivalent about having an artificially cooled house. I don’t sit around the rest of the year waiting for summer to get here so that I can sit inside and enjoy the nice cool air. I’m out. And when I’m not out, the windows are open. My longtime housemate/ better half, however, is a polar bear and just the thought of 80 degrees makes him sweat with panic—trust me, it’s not pretty when temperatures above 90 set in. After three years in an old place with nothing but a good fan and lots of windows, we upgraded last summer and lucky for the polar bear, air conditioning was part of the deal. We have yet to crank on the old A/C this year, but then again, summer has taken its sweet time. This week’s issue is one of those we put together every year: our annual Summer Guide. In the main story, Features Editor Deanna Darr ticks off the best of summer, one letter at a time. Noise is all about the outdoor shows—near and far. In Arts, you’ll pick up a few ideas for artistic self-improvement. And Food is especially exciting this week. At first glance, it’s a photo essay, but if you scan the QR code, it will take you to an audio companion piece highlighting a day at the Capital City Public Market. Depending on your level of ambition this summer, this edition could be your syllabus for the months ahead. Or if wiling away the hours in a hammock is more your speed, consider this year’s Summer Guide your list of suggested activities should you absolutely have to do something more productive. Either way, enjoy the dog days. —Rachael Daigle


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As has become BW tradition when one of the world’s better-knowns rides off into the sunset for good, we turn to readers for memorial haikus to the dearly departed. Log on to Cobweb to see what readers had to say to Macho Man Randy Savage, who died on May 20 at the age of 58.

KEEP HELPING Feature Editor Deanna Darr’s recent feature on volunteer opportunities in the valley was so popular that after the story was published, volunteer opportunities kept rolling in from area organizations. See an updated list at Cobweb.

EENIE, MEENIE, MINEY, MO After the recent failure of a new school bond, the Meridian School District is facing some tough choices. Beyond cutting the school year by seven days, 100 jobs must be cut, but just how will district leaders decide what jobs can be lost? The formula may surprise you. Get the scoop at Citydesk.

AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A MEGA-LOAD PARTY Weyerhaeuser doesn’t want to be left out of the mega-load controversy. It wants to ship its own mega-load. More at Citydesk.

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POST-ELECTION PROMISES On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, voters elected me to serve on the five-member Greater Boise Auditorium District board. I am humbled by, and very grateful for the show of support, and plan to work hard to prove that I am worthy of the public’s trust. This was my first run for elected office in Idaho. While it was hard work, it was also a wonderful experience. I learned that people—even those you have known for years and consider friends—can surprise you in positive ways. Also, my feelings about how much I care about the future of this city I consider home was reinforced. Finally, my campaign manager’s calm demeanor and clear focus, even in the thick of it, reminded me of a truth I learned long ago: With the right person at your side, anything is possible. Thank you, Joan, for being that right person these last 29 years. During the campaign, I talked about the direction I thought the GBAD board should take. Not surprisingly, there were those naysayers who disagreed with me. I expected it, and I can accept that. If you try to please everyone you end up pleasing no one. But where I hope we can all agree is that Boise

is a great city. Mayor Dave Bieter’s vision and goal to make this the most livable city in the country is both worthwhile and achievable. I happen to agree with him and hope to play a part in making that vision a reality. But to realize that goal, we, as a community, must actively support the vision for Boise’s future. And our leaders—from the public and private sector—must help keep us focused on that vision. Success will never come if we allow ourselves to be distracted by the challenges of the present or the past. We all have a stake in Boise’s future. From what I learned on the campaign trail I know there are many others who share my conviction. Only by working together can we make certain that the GBAD board creates innovative kinds of public facilities that will help define the district for years to come. And through the responsible development and creative promotion of those facilities, GBAD and its partners, can continue to play a significant role in this District’s economic success. Again, my thanks to the many friends, supporters and strangers who made my election victory possible. Now, let the real work begin. —Hy Kloc, Boise

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RALL MISSED THE MARK Sorry, Ted Rall, but your opinion on “Osama’s Victory” (BW, Opinion, May 11, 2011) is naive and off the mark. To begin with, it hasn’t played poorly “overseas” at all (wherever that may be). If you mean Europe, then you’re dead wrong. I travel to Europe regularly and have lived there for more than half my life and can tell you that Europeans are just as happy to be rid of OBL and are all the safer for it. Or do you need to be reminded about the thousands of people murdered through terrorist acts that he is directly responsible for in the United Kingdom, Spain, Africa and Pakistan itself? Would you have wanted him to be brought to trial, with all the publicity and further problems that would have entailed? Imagine that—al-Qaida terrorists committing further bombings against innocent citizens around the world, hoping to extort an exchange for his release? As for your word choice, he was not “assassinated.” He is not worthy of the word. Executed perhaps. But that has been the mission since 9/11—to hunt him down. We have been at war with al-Qaida, and the war is not over, even with his death. As for the rest of your conjecture about the nature of Islam or its “narrative,” your column is written so childishly that I can’t begin to pick it apart in the 300word limit afforded here. Wise up. —Joe Brennan Boise WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



Turning school kids into cash cows Time is approaching for me to wrap up this personalized petition drive I’ve engaged in for the past five weeks. Too bad. I’ve enjoyed it. I could go on and on, recommending that we reject not only Tom Luna’s corrosive reforms, but Tom Luna, himself, for cursing us with them. The consensus seems to be that the recall effort doesn’t stand much of a chance, not compared to the referendum to put the reforms on the ballot. That may be. But it would behoove us to remember that nothing stands much of a chance when we don’t give it a chance. Furthermore, I don’t believe the vindictive Luna will give us the opportunity to vote his ass out of office in 2014. It’s my best guess that he doesn’t intend to run again. Why would a man force-feed the citizenry these objectionable, disruptive and unproven policies if he wanted to survive the next election? Instead, I believe he has a fat payoff job awaiting him, something that doesn’t look so much like an obvious bribe that a future reporter would dare call it a bribe. I predict we will eventually regard Mr. Luna’s career as an arc: Stage 1: unqualified groveler comes out of nowhere and ingratiates himself with Republican ideologues to whom being qualified doesn’t matter; Stage 2: arranges to expedite the privatization of Idaho’s public school system if installed as ed head in one of the most conservative states— hence, a state foolish enough to elect a man like Luna in the first place; Stage 3: days into second term, introduces intensely unpopular reforms that would have ensured his defeat had he been honest enough to campaign on them; Stage 4: rams reforms through with compliance of ideologically rigid, intellectually stunted legislature and governor; Stage 5: leaves office, possibly resigning early, to take a space-filling quid pro quo position with whatever online education provider or chain charter school conglomerate that benefits most richly from Luna’s legacy; and Stage 6: we never hear from the weasel again, as he fades back into the obscurity from whence he came. So frankly, as far as I’m concerned, even if the recall drive falls a few thousand names short of a successful attempt, it would be worth the time and trouble for no other reason than to let Luna know how many Idahoans believe him worthy of a recall drive. But time is about to run out, especially on the referendum. The petitions for that referendum are due in early June, so if you haven’t signed on yet, get it done … unless, of course, you are one of those parents who are willing to bet your children’s futures on the same sort of corporate craps table that has served us so well with health insurance and corporate prisons. U Make no mistake, Mom and Dad, that’s what’s happening. When and if we allow the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Republican dream of a privatized universe to materialize in its entirety, your offspring will be at the mercy of Wall Street priorities. Your babies will be a board of directors’ bottom line. Your darlings will be commodities, rolling out of production plants like little iPeople. For the duration of this column (and next week’s, too, as this is far bigger than I can wrap 1,000 words around), forget those sopping catchphrases, “No Child Left Behind” and “Students Come First.” Hog slop! Try, please, to be sophisticated enough to understand that those slogans were designed to con you into believing Republican leaders actually give a crap about your kids, rather than the price-per-unit they represent on the ed market. Nor be so gullible as to think this is only about the mash-up of reforms that a Canyon County yokel like Luna foisted off on Idaho this year. It’s nationwide, it’s growing, and it follows the same pattern Republicans use every time they want to move a mountain of taxpayer money out of public hands into private pockets. Except in rare cases, it has worked for them over and over, particularly when it comes to defense contractors. The key element to their trickery is to either inflate the threat from a real enemy to cartoonish proportions, or create a foe from thin air. As to the former, recall how the Reagan administration exaggerated the perils from the crumbling Soviet Union into the golden age of $1,000 toilet seats and epic cost overruns on military equipment that went obsolete as soon as it hit a war zone. Or how George W. Bush/Dick Cheney met the faked menace of Saddam Hussein with pallets heaped high with cold cash to Haliburton, Blackwater and any number of cronies. But when there isn’t an obvious monster, then they must fabricate one, even if they have to patch together that nemesis out of familiar faces. Our neighbors, our friends, our family, our fellow Americans. Our teachers. They have met the enemy, and it is Miss McGillicuddy, the school marm. She used to be OK, huh? … until she started insisting on her right to bargain collectively. And that, Mom and Dad, is the existential threat the Republican Party must convince you of to justify the diversion of such an endless supply of public money—i.e., the education budgets of 50 states—into stock dividends and bonuses for CEOs. Without the specter of lazy, corrupt, incompetent, unionized teachers looming over our children like tenured Dementors, they wouldn’t stand a chance. We would stop them dead were we to realize there was no reason for this human gamble other than the insatiable lust for profit. Next week, we must discuss the growing evidence that the worst thing you could do for your child’s education is put a Republican in charge of it.


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RISE OF THE OBAMABOTS Stifling liberal dissent under Obama

NEW YORK—After they called the election for Barack Obama, emails poured in. “You must be relieved now that the Democrats are taking over,” a buddy said. “There will be less pressure on you.” That would have been nice. In the late ’90s, my work ran in Time, Fortune and Bloomberg Personal magazines and more than 100 daily and alternative weekly newspapers. Then George W. Bush came in. And 9/11 happened. When mainstream political discourse was redefined between Dick Cheney on the right and libertarian Bill Maher on the not-as-right, there wasn’t room for a left-of-center cartoonist. My editor at Time called me on Sept. 13, 2001. “We’re discontinuing all cartoons,” she told me. “Humor is dead.” I snorted. McCarthyism made a big comeback. I had drawn a monthly comic strip for Men’s Health. No politics. It was about guy stuff, but they fired me because of my editorial cartoons. The publisher worried about pissing off rightwingers in a period of nationalism on steroids. It was tempting, when Obama swept into office, to think that the old days were ending. I was wrong. I didn’t count on the cult of personality around Obama. In the 1990s, it was OK to attack President Bill Clinton from the left. Along with likeminded political cartoonists, my cartoons and columns took Clinton’s militant moderates to the woodshed. It feels weird to write this, but it’s true: There’s less room for a leftie during the Age of Obama than there was under Bush. I was merciless to Obama. His administration doesn’t need journalists or pundits to carry its water, that’s what press secretaries and PR flacks are for. Cartoonists and col-

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umnists who promote government policy are an embarrassment. But that’s what “liberal” media outlets want in the age of Obama. Liberal magazines that once gave me work ignore me. Other censors are brazen. There’s been a push among political cartoonists to get into editorial blogs and online magazines. In the past, rejections had numerous causes: budgets, lack of space. Now there’s a new cause: too tough on the president. A sample of recent rejections, each from editors at different left-of-center media outlets: “Don’t be such a hater on O and we could use your stuff. Can’t you focus more on the GOP?” “Our first African-American president deserves a chance to clean up Bush’s mess without being attacked by us.” Obama is the one they ought to be blackballing. He has been a disappointment to the left, yet they continue to stand by him. Which means that they are not liberals at all. As long as Democrats win elections, they are happy. “So what should I think about [the war in Libya?,]” asks Kevin Drum in Mother Jones. “If it had been my call, I wouldn’t have gone into Libya. But the reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment ... I think he’s smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions and more farsighted.” Obama and the Democrats have made it clear they don’t care about the issues I care about. I know I’m smarter than Obama. I wouldn’t have made half the mistakes he has. Hey, Obamabots: When the man you support betrays your principles, he has to go—not your principles.






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By the time the flames from the Oregon Trail Fire had subsided in late August 2008, some 20 Southeast Boise homes were destroyed or damaged, more than a dozen firemen had coughed up smoke in emergency rooms, and one person, Boise State professor Mary Ellen Ryder, had died. The personal loss was incalculable. The property damage topped $5 million. City officials decided the toll was too great to leave policies and procedures unchanged. Two and a half years later, the city changed its fire code in April to make homes less susceptible to wildfires. But a permanent plan to keep the threat of fuels in the wildlandurban interface remains on the table. “Many items related to fire suppression and prevention have been implemented; however, relatively few activities related to long-term vegetation management have been implemented,” Terry Humphrey, Four Rivers Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management, wrote to Boise Mayor Dave Bieter on May 17. Humphrey is proposing a partnership among Boise city officials, Ada County, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and BLM to mitigate wildfire hazards. And according to Boise Planning Director Hal Simmons, federal funds can help mitigate the expense. “As the recent visit by Department of Interior Secretary Salazar has borne out, they have funds to spend in the Boise area, and a strong desire to move forward with programs,” said Simmons. Annually, an average of 23 fires occur in the wildland-urban inter face of the Boise metropolitan area. Approximately 83 percent are human caused. Seventy-five percent of the Foothills between Highway 55 and Highway 21 have burned at least once between 1959 and 2010. Fires in 1959 and 1996 burned 25,000 and 16,000 acres respectively, resulting in subsequent flood damage to residential areas, persistent scars from rehabilitation efforts, and the long-term loss of critical big game winter habitats. Humphrey, Simmons and their BLM and City of Boise staffs have hammered out a new plan that Humphrey said will “make our community a national model for managing hazardous fuels (those within 300 feet of residences), and enhancing habitat for wildlife.” Among other items, the plan includes pilot hazardous fuel reduction projects in the Warm Springs Mesa neighborhood, Militar y Reser ve and other Ada County locations. The plan also calls for the restoration of “desirable” wildland grasses, forbs and shrubs by reducing and eliminating exotic annual and noxious species. Proponents also want to beef up enforcement of existing ordinances and implement new ones to address appropriate landscaping and construction practices in the wildlandurban inter face. “Community members have largely taken for granted that these treasured areas will be there for their enjoyment without much thought to long-term management,” said Humphrey. —George Prentice

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DISHONORING THE DEAD Increased reports of disrespect at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery GEORGE PRENTICE At 10 a.m., Monday, May 30, hundreds of military veterans will again gather on hallowed ground overlooking Boise to remember their comrades. Memorial Day services at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, earnest and solemn, give attendees a rare opportunity to honor men and women Zach Rodriguez stands among the interred at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, located at 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road. who served in six major conflicts. But the cemetery has also been the scene of other visits that involved neither remem“The guidelines we have to follow are behavior, including vandalism, drunk driving brance nor reverence. Instead, trespassers very strict,” said Rodriguez. “It makes the and verbal threats. have been treating the final resting place of place look wonderful. But people miscon“Just last week, I was personally threatmore than 3,000 heroes as a picnic area, dog ened,” said Rodriguez. “There was a man out strue the look as a park-like atmosphere, park, sports field or worse. and they come in here to recreate.” here training his hunting dogs, and he told “Unfortunately, we have had people use The cemetery is comprised of 78 acres, me that if I got out of my car, he was going the grounds for flag-football practice,” said but only 16 are usable, 10 of which are curto hit me.” Zach Rodriguez, cemetery director. “I’ve rently developed for interment (enough to Rodriguez said it was difficult at first to seen groups bring in barbecue grills to picnic accommodate 40,000 burials). The remainconvince law enforcement to help him manon our upper level. They even lit fireworks ing space includes a section of the Boise age the incidents. up there.” Foothills. The cemetery has an easement “Initially, it was a little rough getting Rodriguez is the strong, silent type. The them to understand,” said Rodriguez. “They agreement with the City of Boise because Army veteran, approaching four years as the popular Ridge to Rivers trail is nearby. honestly didn’t think cemetery director, greets Some hikers follow animal trails through the people would be this visitors with the firmest back of the cemetery, and the signs are clear: bold to do these kinds of handshakes but comno trespassing. But almost everyone who of things. Ada County forts mourners with the enters the cemetery passes through the front attorneys saw much of gentlest of condolences. gate, and that means they walk, ride or drive this as minor, but when Talking about violayou have veterans’ fami- by nearly a half-dozen signs that say no tions at his workplace, lies complain, it quickly trespassing, no pets and no recreation. his voice became softer “I think it’s a disconnect when people apbecomes a major thing. while his stare became proach this place,” said Rodriguez. I have had calls from more intense. He recently spotted a family taking a Congressional offices “I’ve seen people bicycle ride into the cemetery. on this. On occasion, come in here to hunt,” “A little girl actually pointed to the sign I’ll hear a complaint he said. “The cemetery that said ‘no bicycles,’ but her dad said, that was filed through has been used as a ‘That doesn’t mean us.’ I told the girl that the National Cemetery takeoff or landing point she was correct and invited them to park Association.” for hot air balloons. We When the NCA calls, their bikes and walk in.” had one gentleman ride The most disturbing violations occur Rodriguez listens. The his horse through here, 2011 MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM Monday, May 30, 10 a.m., Idaho State when a bicyclist, dog walker or sports NCA, a division of the leaving his horse apples Veterans Cemetery. Attendees are enthusiast breezes by one of the many United States Departfor us to clean up.” asked to park vehicles at Optimist burials that occur at the cemetery. Thirteen ment of Veterans AfRodriguez breathed a Sports Complex, 9889 Hill Road interments were held at the cemetery last fairs, governs the Idaho long sigh. State Veterans Cemetery, week. Rodriguez said he averaged two to “I’ve seen people three burials a day. Some months may have insisting on national shrine standards: place plywood across gravesite markers to >Ãʓ>˜ÞÊ>ÃÊxxʈ˜ÌiÀ“i˜Ìð UÊÊÊœÀiÊ̅>˜Ê™xÊ«iÀVi˜ÌʜvÊ`iÛiœ«i`Ê>VÀiuse as a picnic table.” “When a ceremony is taking place and >}iʅ>ÃÊ̜ÊLiÊÜii`‡vÀiiʭ̅>̽Ãʙ°xÊ>VÀiÃÊ>ÌÊ The Ada County Sheriff’s Department somebody is riding by with their music gothe Idaho cemetery without a dandelion). logged more than two dozen incidents at the ing, I can’t take that moment back,” he said. cemetery in 2010, most of the calls labeled as UÊ >ÀŽiÀÃʓÕÃÌʘœÌÊLiÊ>˜ÞʓœÀiÊ̅>˜ÊÓÈÊ “I can never give back to a family, that final inches out of the ground. “proactive policing,” or security checks. This moment with their loved one. Never.” UÊ >ÀŽiÀÃʓÕÃÌÊLiʈ˜Ê«iÀviVÌÊ>ˆ}˜“i˜ÌÊ year, 16 incidents have already been logged while flowing with the grade of the by sheriff’s deputies, with an increasing numground. ber of investigations into possible criminal WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


In his new book, Andrew Breitbart takes on what he calls the “Democrat-media complex.”

ANDREW BREITBART Conservative crusader wants his own private Idaho MICHAEL AMES Andrew Breitbart likes to see himself as a pretty decent guy, not a man widely reviled as a sensationalist conservative crusader. When BW asked for an interview at a recent book-signing, he looked up with a skeptical smile. “Is this gonna be a hit job?” he asked. It was an ironic question coming from someone who gained national notoriety by executing several high-profile hits of his own. A cursory Google search of his name turned up character assassinations (“Evil,” “Devil,” “A crook and a liar. He should be exterminated”) and verbal assaults (“You’re despicable. You’re a despicable human being,” “His mother must throw up thinking of him,”) hurled at Breitbart. But May 19 was an evening of praise for Breitbart as he headlined the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s second annual Freedom Celebration and Banquet. The influential conservative lobbying group’s event at the Nampa Civic Center drew most of the state’s elected Republican officials, including Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, more than a dozen state legislators and a total of nearly 400 people, roughly double the number that attended IFF’s first banquet in 2010. When asked to name his favorite thinkers and writers, he didn’t point to verbal bombthrowing ideologues like Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter (he likes them, too), but to bona fide contrarian intellectuals like Christopher Hitchens and Camille Paglia. Among his enemies—and there are many— Breitbart listed Katie Couric, Tom Brokaw, “the ghost of Peter Jennings” and the “Democratic media alliance” that he said feigns objectivity while promoting a leftist agenda. “I’m going to destroy these guys, because they are bullies,” he said. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

After graduating from Tulane University in the late 1980s with what he called a “worthless degree in theoretical Marxism,” Breitbart toiled through odd jobs in the entertainment industry before working for 15 years with Matt Drudge, the iconic and reclusive conservative news aggregator. In 2005, Breitbart launched and followed up with themed sites like, and Breitbart said he doesn’t consider himself a policy expert or even a partisan. “I’m not as political as people think I am,” he said, but added that he looked forward to the upcoming 2012 presidential election to watch candidates “get pulverized. This is Survivor.” The bestselling author of Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World said success didn’t come without a price. “There are things that are enthralling and things that are debilitating,” he said. Breitbart worries about his wife and four young children but works to protect them from his notoriety. “I don’t think you know too much about them, and that’s on purpose.” Breitbart said he dreams about moving his family out of what he called “the madness” of Southern California to the relative calm of a place like Idaho. He lamented his kids’ “appointment childhood” of Mandarin lessons and scheduled play dates. In Idaho, he imagined his children could “be outside scraping their knees and having fun in the elements and learning how to ski and just be. Something doesn’t feel right about how kids are being raised in big cities these days,” he said. Idaho, on the other hand, “has a mythic aura and a sense of freedom.” Breitbart said the legacy of the Aryan Nations in Idaho’s panhandle worried him. “But knowing me, I’d probably move up there just to get in their faces.”

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JAMES ROBERTS To serve those who have served GEORGE PRENTICE How engaged in current events are the residents? More than you would realize. Some of our veterans had some very pronounced opinions on the recent raid to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. They’re very aware of current events and are quite politically engaged. We have a WiFi system so the vets can have full Internet access. Some have laptops, but many can’t afford them, so we have computer stations for them.

What is your annual operating budget? Our facility is appropriated approximately $10.7 million in operating expenses.

How much of an issue is smoking here? It’s interesting that you bring that up. We hear a lot about smoking cessation from the Veterans Administration. The VA offices just went all non-smoking inside and out. We feel our veterans here have earned the right to smoke. Cigarettes used to be distributed to soldiers in their mess kits. For us to say that, in their last years, they don’t have a right to smoke is wrong.

And that includes a diminishing amount of state general funds. General funds have been reduced across the veterans division from about 12 percent down to 4.2 percent. The home now really generates most of its own receipts. When I first got here, we were only billing Medicaid, but we have since become eligible to bill Medicare, which is a huge benefit for our veterans. How many residents do you currently have? We have a total of 167 beds and currently 150 of them are full. Are those beds divided up based on specific needs? We have 17 beds in our secure care facility for those folks with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Those beds are filled all the time, and we have a waiting list. We also have something called our res-dom [residential domiciliary] facility for those folks admitted on a sliding scale based on their ability to pay. There are 36 beds there that are full all the time. The remaining beds are in a our general-care facility.

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How are you preparing this facility for the next 10 years and beyond? The face of our constituents is about to change dramatically. We have a lot more women serving in the military now, so we really need to start thinking about how we are going to accommodate those ladies. We will certainly have many more issues related to post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. We’re certainly going to be seeing a lot more veterans with prosthetic arms and legs. We’re talking about the possibility of a new unit to help deal with mental or behavioral issues. There is definitely work to be done. Memorial Day for most of us means a three-day weekend. It has to be quite different at the home. Memorial Day here quite often includes


James Roberts’ faith led him to where he is today, serving as home administrator of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise. But Roberts is a Quaker, a belief system that traditionally refuses to participate in war, yet he spends his days serving war heroes at the home and says he wouldn’t have it any other way. Following 20 years of working in the private nursing-care industry, Roberts took over the state’s largest veterans assisted-care residence in January 2006.

some stoic sadness over the memory of friends that were lost in combat. We have residents who were on ships when Pearl Harbor was attacked. We have men here who were on Iwo Jima. We have a gentleman who was a pilot in three wars: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. There were two gentlemen who were POWs in a German concentration camp, and they didn’t even realize that they had been there together until they were reunited here at the home. Can you speak to the experience of when a veteran dies here? You’re supposed to keep a professional distance, but it’s really hard on the staff. I’m most concerned for our entry-level workers. They may be making nine bucks an hour. It takes them an hour of work just to buy 2 gallons of gas. If we don’t take care of the caregivers, they’re not going to be in the proper frame of mind that they need to be in those moments when we need them the most. So, this has to be more than a way to simply make a living. It’s a passion. I can tell you that my faith led me here. I’m a Quaker. Now, I ask you, isn’t that the most absurd thing that you ever heard? That a Quaker is running a veterans home? How do you reconcile that? All I know is that I’m here for a reason. It’s a deep, personal encounter for me.



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June 1 Fitz and the Tantrums with Finn Riggins See Picks, Page 23. June 8 David Lindley with 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

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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. Sept. 7 Hoots & Hellmouth with Sandusky Furs Sept. 14 Johnny A with Tim Andreae Sept. 21 Bill Kirchen with a.k.a Belle Sept. 28 TBA with Low-ďŹ

Air Conditioning: Key to summer survival in the Treasure Valley is A) having air conditioning, and B) knowing where you can poach the bought air in the unfortunate event of your air conditioning breaking down. Our favorite cool places include: UĂŠÂœĂ›ÂˆiĂŠĂŒÂ…i>ĂŒiĂ€Ăƒ\ĂŠ >ĂŒVÂ…ĂŠ>ĂŠV…ˆVÂŽĂŠyˆVÂŽ]ĂŠ>Â˜ĂŠ R-rated comedy or something with lots of things blowing up. Summer movies keep both the brain and body chilled. See Screen, Page 39 for ideas. UĂŠ*Ă•LÂ?ˆVĂŠÂ?ˆLĂ€>Ă€ÂˆiĂƒ\ĂŠ1ĂƒiĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂ˜ĂŒiĂ€Â˜iĂŒ]ĂŠ browse the periodicals, check out a classic or get the kids to join the summer reading program so their minds don’t ďŹ ll with junk. For Boise public libraries, check out UĂŠ-Â…ÂœÂŤÂŤÂˆÂ˜}\ĂŠ9iĂƒ]ĂŠĂœiĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠ>VĂŒĂ•>Â?Â?ÞÊ>`Ă›ÂœV>ĂŒing going to the mall. Even if you’re broke, consider the people-watching opportunities and the cold air. UĂŠĂ•ĂƒiĂ•Â“Ăƒ\ĂŠ/Â…iĂ€iÂ˝ĂƒĂŠĂƒÂœÂ“iĂŒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠLiĂŠĂƒ>ˆ`ĂŠ vÂœĂ€ĂŠVÂ?ˆ“>ĂŒi‡VÂœÂ˜ĂŒĂ€ÂœÂ?Â?i`ĂŠiĂ?…ˆLÂˆĂŒĂƒÂ°ĂŠ6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ -ĂŒ>ĂŒiĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŒÂœĂ€ÂˆV>Â?ĂŠĂ•ĂƒiՓ]ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠĂ€ĂŒĂŠĂ•ĂƒiՓ]ĂŠ

ÂˆĂƒVÂœĂ›iÀÞÊ iÂ˜ĂŒiĂ€ĂŠÂœvĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠÂœĂ€ĂŠ>Â˜ĂžĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂœĂŒÂ…iÀÊ >Ă€i>ĂŠÂ“Ă•ĂƒiĂ•Â“ĂƒÂ°ĂŠ/Â…iĂŠĂ•ĂƒiՓÊ*>ĂƒĂƒĂŠ>Â?Â?ÂœĂœĂƒĂŠ entry to seven participating museums within seven days for $19 for adults and $9 for V…ˆÂ?`Ă€iÂ˜Â°ĂŠ Â…iVÂŽĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠLÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ“Ă•ĂƒiĂ•Â“ĂƒÂ°ÂœĂ€}ɍ>ĂƒĂƒÂ° asp for info.


Alive After Five: Summer means interacting with other humans in a social setting, and few places are more social than the weekly

Alive After Five concert series on the Grove in downtown Boise. Every Wednesday from June through September, a cross section of Boise culture gathers around the fountain to listen to live music—from both national and local acts—do some quality people watching, swill some beer and wine and basically make the scene. See season schedule, this page. Al Fresco Dining: Not much is better than dining under a glorious summer sky, and the Treasure Valley has plenty of patios to do it on.


Bocce Ball: Not just for ĂŒ>Â?ˆ>Â˜ĂƒĂŠ>Â˜ĂžÂ“ÂœĂ€i°Ê/Â…iĂŠ

ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠÂœvĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠÂ…>ĂƒĂŠĂƒiĂ›iĂ€>Â?ĂŠ bocce courts in area parks. Visit cityofboise. ÂœĂ€}É`iÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂ‰ÂŤ>Ă€ÂŽĂƒĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ info. See Play Page 43.

Boise Music Festival: All-day free public outdoor concert. Need we say more? OK, Âœ>Â˜ĂŠiĂŒĂŒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ ĂŠ>““iÀ°Ê-iĂ€ÂˆÂœĂ•ĂƒÂ?Þ°Ê->ĂŒĂ•Ă€`>Ăž]ĂŠĂ•Â?ÞÊÓÎ]ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ˜Â˜ĂŠÂœĂ€Ă€ÂˆĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ*>ÀŽ°Ê6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠ for more details. See more info in Noise, Page 32. Boise Rec Fest: Summer = outdoor recreation. Outdoor recreation = Boise Rec Fest.

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Canyon County Fair: There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned fair, and this one has it all: animals, rides, enough junk food to make you regret buying those new jeans a size smaller. The fair runs July 28-31, and concerts this year include Kansas, Tracy Lawrence and Jo

iiĂŠiĂƒĂƒÂˆÂ˜>°Ê6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠV>Â˜ĂžÂœÂ˜VÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒĂžv>ÂˆĂ€Â°ÂœĂ€}ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ more info. Deli Days: >Ă€ÂŽĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠ calendars for the annual celebration of traditional Jewish food. Be prepared to get in line early to snag some rugelach, hamantasch, knish and big piles of kosher corned beef and pastrami. The event runs June 23-24. Get the details at


Drag Races: Burning rubber, screaming tires, roaring engines. Ah, Firebird Raceway. Visit ďŹ for details.


Eagle Bike Park:ĂŠÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ LˆŽiĂŠĂŒĂ€>ˆÂ?Ăƒ]ĂŠ>ĂŠ 8ĂŠĂŒĂ€>VÂŽ]ĂŠ a jump track and downhill courses ... think of it as a grown-up, two-wheeled playground. Visit for more info.

Eagle Fun Days:ĂŠ iÂ?iLĂ€>ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂƒĂ•Â“Â“iĂ€]ĂŠ Eagle-style with a rodeo, music, a street dance, family activities, the Wet and Wild ÂŤ>Ă€>`iĂŠ>˜`]ĂŠÂœvĂŠVÂœĂ•Ă€Ăƒi]ĂŠ>ĂŠ,ÂœVŽÞÊÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ oyster feed. Events run June 10-11. Get a full schedule of events at


Esthetic Evolution: A “community-based, participant-driven music and art festival centered on progressive thinking and selfiĂ?ÂŤĂ€iĂƒĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜Â°ÂťĂŠ Â…iVÂŽĂŠÂˆĂŒĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒiÂ?vĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ weekend of June 17-19 at Twin Springs near Arrowrock Reservoir. Visit estheticevolution. com for more info. Farmers Markets: Sure, there’s fresh produce, homemade goodies, yÂœĂœiĂ€Ăƒ]ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠVĂ€>vĂŒĂƒ]ĂŠ but more importantly, it’s the summer scene at which to be seen. Start with brunch and then do some LĂ€ÂœĂœĂƒÂˆÂ˜}°Ê Â…iVÂŽĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠÂ“>ÀŽiĂŒĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒi]ĂŠ iĂ€Âˆ`ˆ>˜]ĂŠ >}Â?i]ĂŠĂ•Â˜>ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ >“>]ĂŠ>“œ˜}ĂŠ others. Check out Food, Page 44, see BW’s 8 Days Out every week, or visit and search “farmers markets.â€?


Fishing: Summer ďŹ shing sure beats winter ďŹ shing. Get the regs at ďŹ shandgame.idaho. gov. Foothills: Whether it’s biking or hiking, the Boise Foothills are an almost-in-town escape. Get a full trail map online at Fourth of July:ĂŠÂœĂ€iĂŠ“iĂ€ÂˆV>Â˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…>Â˜ĂŠ >ÂŤÂŤÂ?iĂŠÂŤÂˆi°Ê Â…iVÂŽĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠVÂœÂ“Â“Ă•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠwĂ€iĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂƒĂŠ `ÂˆĂƒÂŤÂ?>ĂžĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠÂ˜Â˜ĂŠÂœĂ€Ă€ÂˆĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠ*>ÀŽ]ĂŠ>ĂœÂŽĂƒĂŠ iÂ“ÂœĂ€Âˆ>Â?ĂŠ-ĂŒ>`ÂˆĂ•Â“ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠiĂ€Âˆ`ˆ>Â˜ĂŠ-ÂŤii`Ăœ>Þ°Ê ÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ˝ĂƒĂŠÂŤ>Ă€>`iĂŠLi}ÂˆÂ˜ĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠÂŁÂŁĂŠ>Â°Â“Â°ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠœ˜day, July 4. Gardening: Get some dirt under your ďŹ ngernails and put some fresh, homegrown produce on your table. Need some help cultivating that green thumb? Look for classes ÂœvviĂ€i`ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ ÂœĂŒ>˜ˆV>Â?ĂŠ Garden (, North




End Organic Nursery ( >˜`ĂŠ>ÀÊ7iĂƒĂŒĂŠ>˜`ĂƒV>ÂŤiĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ>Ă€`iÂ˜ĂŠ iÂ˜ĂŒiÀÊ (, among others. Gem State Jam: Following in the tradition of really great entertainment in prison ... OK, maybe not, but for its third year, the Gem State Jam has an impressive lineup of talent playing at the Old `>Â…ÂœĂŠ*iÂ˜ÂˆĂŒiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆ>ÀÞ°Ê This year’s musicians ˆ˜VÂ?Ă•`iĂŠ >ĂƒÂ…Â˝`ĂŠ"Ă•ĂŒ]ĂŠ >Ă€Âˆ>ĂŠ/>ĂžÂ?ÂœĂ€]ĂŠivvĂŠ

Ă€ÂœĂƒLÞÊ>˜`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ,ivĂ•}iiĂƒ]ĂŠ Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats and Old Death Whisper. The all-day event is on Saturday, June 11. Visit for the full schedule. Go Karts: Harness your inner mini speed-demon at one of two valley tracks. Fast Lane (12048 W. Franklin ,Âœ>`]ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒi]ÊÓänÂ‡ĂŽĂ“ÂŁÂ‡ÂŁÂŁĂˆĂˆ]ĂŠv>ĂƒĂŒ offers indoor racing with leagues for both adults and kids. Wahooz Family Fun Zone ­£ÎnxĂŠ-°Ê Â?Ă•iĂŠ>Ă€Â?ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>˜i]ĂŠ iĂ€Âˆ`ˆ>˜]ÊÓän‡n™n‡ä™ää]ĂŠ features a curving outdoor track. Golf: Both relaxing and aggravating. See the list of public courses, this page. Greenbelt: Nothing says summer like cruising along the Greenbelt, which now stretches from Eagle to Lucky *i>ÂŽĂŠ,iĂƒiĂ€Ă›ÂœÂˆĂ€Â°ĂŠ 6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠVÂˆĂŒĂžÂœvLÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ°ÂœĂ€}É `iÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂ‰ÂŤ>Ă€ÂŽĂƒĂŠ >˜`ĂŠVÂ?ˆVÂŽĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂş*>Ă€ÂŽĂƒĂŠ and Facilitiesâ€? for a full map and lists of parking lots with Greenbelt access.



Camping: Quintessential, inexpensive summer escape. No, we’re not telling you our favorite spots.

Eagle River Pavilion: Outdoor summer Vœ˜ViĂ€ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂži>Ă€ĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`iĂŠ-ĂŒiĂ›iĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ ĂŒÂ…iĂŠ-ĂŒiiÂŤĂŠ >Â˜ĂžÂœÂ˜ĂŠ,>˜}iĂ€Ăƒ]ĂŠˆVÂ…>iÂ?ĂŠĂ€>Â˜ĂŒÂˆĂŠ >˜`ĂŠ-ÂŤi>À…i>`]ĂŠ-ĂŒĂžĂ?ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠ9 -]ĂŠ7Â…ÂˆĂŒiĂƒÂ˜>ÂŽi]ĂŠ /Ă€iÞÊVÂ˜ĂŒĂžĂ€iĂŠ*Ă€ÂœÂ?iVĂŒ]ĂŠ*Ă€>ÂˆĂ€ÂˆiĂŠœ“iĂŠ ÂœÂ“ÂŤ>Â˜ÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠˆVÂ…>iÂ?ĂŠV œ˜>Â?`ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠ ÂœĂ˘ĂŠ Scaggs. Visit for details.


ĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠ>VĂŒĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`ˆ˜}ĂŠˆVŽÞÊ>˜`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂœĂŒÂœĂ€V>Ă€Ăƒ]ĂŠ,iVÂŽÂ?iĂƒĂƒĂŠiÂ?Â?Ăž]ĂŠ Âœ`ÞÊ >˜>`>ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ Departed and Robert Earl Keen. Hotels are already booked, but you can always camp. 6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠLĂ€>Ă•Â˜LĂ€ÂœĂŒÂ…iĂ€ĂƒĂ€iĂ•Â˜ÂˆÂœÂ˜Â°VÂœÂ“Ă‰Â…ÂœÂ“iÂ°Â…ĂŒÂ“Â?ĂŠ for more details.

Banbury Golf Club 2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600,

Falcon Crest 11102 S. Cloverdale Road, Kuna, 208-362-8897,

Quail Hollow Golf Club 4520 N. 36th St., Boise, 208-344-7807,

Boise Ranch Golf Course 6501 S. Cloverdale Road, Boise, 208-362-6501,

Hunters Point Golf Club 11826 W. Nette Way, Nampa, 208-465-1903,

Ridgecrest Golf Course 3730 Ridgecrest Drive, Nampa, 208-899-4650,

Broadmore Golf Course 103 Shannon Drive, Nampa, 208-466-0561,

Indian Lakes Public Golf Course 4700 Umatilla Ave., Boise, 208-362-5771,

Shadow Valley 15711 Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, 208-939-6699,

Centennial Golf Course 2600 Centennial Way, Nampa, 208-468-5889,

Lakeview Golf Course 4200 W. Talamore Blvd., Meridian, 208-888-4080, gol

Warm Springs Golf Course 2495 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-343-5661,

Eagle Hills Golf Course 605 N. Edgewood Lane, Eagle, 208-939-0402,

Pierce Park Greens 5812 N. Pierce Park Lane, Boise, 208-853-3302,

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Hawks Baseball: Kick back at the ďŹ rst baseline bar or claim a seat in the bleachers to watch Boise’s own boys of summer. This is a kid-friendly way to spend an evening, so take the whole crew. Get the season schedule at


Highland Games: Don’t you dare call it a skirt. The manly men in their kilts will be L>VÂŽĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ->ĂŒĂ•Ă€`>Ăž]ĂŠ-iÂŤĂŒÂ°ĂŠÂŁĂ‡]ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ Ă?ÂŤÂœĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ vÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>Â˜Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠ/Ă€i>ĂƒĂ•Ă€iĂŠ6>Â?Â?iÞÊ iÂ?ĂŒÂˆVĂŠiĂƒĂŒÂˆĂ›>Â?ĂŠ and Highland Games. Heavy objects will be tossed, clan history will be celebrated, pipes will be played and we’re guessing just a little beer will be drunk. Best yet, the public is more than welcome to join in. Visit idaÂ…ÂœĂƒVÂœĂŒĂƒÂ°ÂœĂ€}ÉviĂƒĂŒÂˆĂ›>Â?Â°Â…ĂŒÂ“ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`iĂŒ>ˆÂ?ĂƒÂ°


Ice Blocking: Get a block of ice. Go to Simplot hill.

Â?ˆ“LĂŠĂ•ÂŤĂŠÂ…ÂˆÂ?Â?°Ê*Â?>Â˜ĂŒĂŠLĂ•ĂŒĂŒĂŠ on ice. Slide down. ,iÂŤi>ĂŒÂ°ĂŠ*°-°\ĂŠĂŠĂŒÂœĂœiÂ?ĂŠ helps keep your bum dry.

Ice Cream:ĂŠĂŠĂƒVĂ€i>“]ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŠĂƒVĂ€i>“]ĂŠĂœiĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠ scream for ice cream—seriously, we do, even as otherwise rational adults. We get especially excited when it’s homemade ice cream. Check out the map of some of Boise’s locally owned ice cream paradises below. Idaho Botanical Garden:ĂŠ Ă€Ă•ÂˆĂƒiĂŠĂŒÂ…Ă€ÂœĂ•}Â…ĂŠ the beautiful gardens in the


ĂƒÂ…>`ÂœĂœĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ"Â?`ĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ*iÂ˜ÂˆĂŒiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆ>Ă€ĂžĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŠ summer day, or take in one of the Great Garden Escape Thursday night outdoor concerts. Visit for more info. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The play’s the thing—but the stunning outdoor amphitheater and opportunity for a wine-infused picnic don’t hurt either. This year’s summer lineup includes Two Gentlemen of Verona, /Â…iĂŠ ÂœÂ“ÂŤÂ?iĂŒiĂŠ7ÂœĂ€ÂŽĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠ7ˆÂ?Â?ˆ>“Ê-Â…>ÂŽiĂƒÂŤi>Ă€iĂŠ ­LĂ€Âˆ`}i`ÂŽ]ĂŠ >L>Ă€iĂŒ]ĂŠ/Â…iĂŠ/>“ˆ˜}ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ-Â…Ă€iĂœĂŠ and The 39 Steps. Get the season schedule and ticket info at Jazz Jamboree: OK, so it’s more fall than summer, but the annual celebration of all things jazz in Sun Valley is worth planning for. Think of it: ďŹ ve days of concerts by jazz musicians from around the ĂœÂœĂ€Â?`°Ê>Ă€ÂŽĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠV>Â?i˜`>Ă€ĂƒĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ"VĂŒÂ°ĂŠÂŁĂ“Â‡ÂŁĂˆÂ°ĂŠ Visit for more info.


Kayaking: While not everyone can kayak, those who can—or who want to—are in the middle of a whitewater playground. Besides the world-class rivers, check out Kelly’s 7Â…ÂˆĂŒiĂœ>ĂŒiÀÊ*>Ă€ÂŽĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ >ĂƒV>`iĂŠ ( for some waves and a great place to be a kayak spectator. Kelly’s will soon have competition when the ,>ÞÊ iiv]ĂŠ ]ĂŠ,ÂˆĂ›iÀÊ,iVĂ€i>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ*>Ă€ÂŽĂŠÂœÂŤiÂ˜ĂƒĂŠ in the heart of Boise (


Ketchum Alive: Tuesday nights in July and August have never sounded better in Ketchum, thanks to free weekly concerts in ÂœĂ€iĂƒĂŒĂŠ-iĂ€Ă›ÂˆViĂŠ*>ÀŽ°ÊiĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`iĂŒ>ˆÂ?ĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠÂŽiĂŒ Kite Boarding: Dude, we dare you to strap a wakeboard to your feet and grab hold of a giant sail and hang on. Visit idahokitesports. com for more info.


Lucky Peak: Summer boating. Nuff said.

Main Street Mile: This is your one chance to run through downtown Boise with a bunch of ďŹ reďŹ ghters, mascots and children chasing an ice cream truck, all in support of prostate cancer prevention. Join the race on Friday, June 24. Get more info at


MK Nature Center: Escape the city hassles along the riparian trail or take the kids so they actually learn something this summer. Visit ďŹ for directions. Mountain Biking: Some of the best trails around are playing double duty: ski resorts ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂœÂˆÂ˜ĂŒiĂ€]ĂŠÂ“ÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠLˆŽˆ˜}ĂŠiVV>ĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ ĂƒĂ•Â“Â“iÀ°Ê Â…iVÂŽĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠ Âœ}Ă•ĂƒĂŠ >ĂƒÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ

,iVĂ€i>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂ€i>ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ Ă€Ă•Â˜`>}iĂŠÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ Resort for some great summer trails. Visit or for details. Movies in the Park: Free family movies under the stars. Boise’s movie series is back one Saturday each month (June 18, July ÂŁĂˆĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂ•}Â°ĂŠĂ“Ă¤ÂŽĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂ•Â?ˆ>ĂŠ >Ă›ÂˆĂƒĂŠ*>Ă€ÂŽĂŠĂƒĂŒ>Ă€ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ`Ă•ĂƒÂŽÂ°ĂŠiĂ€Âˆ`ˆ>Â˜ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠĂƒÂ…ÂœĂœÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ>ĂŠ`ˆvviĂ€iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ wÂ?“Êi>VÂ…ĂŠĂ€Âˆ`>ĂžĂŠÂ˜Âˆ}Â…ĂŒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ-iĂŒĂŒÂ?iĂ€ĂƒĂŠ*>ÀŽÊĂ•Â˜iĂŠ ĂŒÂ…Ă€ÂœĂ•}Â…ĂŠĂ•}Ă•ĂƒĂŒÂ°ĂŠ Â…iVÂŽĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂƒVÂ…i`Ă•Â?iĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ or meridiancity. ÂœĂ€}Ă‰Â“ÂœĂ›Âˆi˜ˆ}Â…ĂŒÂ° Music from Stanley: Live music every Sunday in June through September in the stunning surroundings of RedďŹ sh Lake. Get the rundown at


Natatorium: The place is more than 100 years old and is still the summer place to be with its pool and hydro tube. Let’s hear it for longevity. Visit VÂˆĂŒĂžÂœvLÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ°ÂœĂ€}É`iÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂ‰ parks for hours.

Old Idaho Penitentiary:ĂŠĂŒÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ rumored to be haunted, is the site of numerous deaths, was home to ĂƒÂœÂ“iĂŠÂœvĂŠ`>Â…ÂœÂ˝ĂƒĂŠÂ“ÂœĂƒĂŒĂŠ notorious criminals and has its very own gallows— who’s up for an educational ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}œÊĂŒÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ>Â?ĂƒÂœĂŠÂ…ÂœÂ“iĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ°Ê Ă•Ă€ĂŒÂˆĂƒĂŠ >Ă€Â?ĂŠ iÂ“ÂœĂ€Âˆ>Â?ĂŠ Ă?…ˆLÂˆĂŒ]ĂŠÂœÂ˜iĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂ˜>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜Â˝ĂƒĂŠÂ?>Ă€}iĂƒĂŒĂŠ



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Blue Cow Frozen Yogurt 2333 Apple St., Boise, 208-338-1000,

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Delsa’s Ice Cream Parlour 7923 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-377-3700


Hawkins Pac-Out 2315 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-338-9627,


Stan’s Char-Broiled Hot Dogs 818 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-342-1199,


Westside Drive In 1939 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-2957, che

Fanci Freez 1402 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-8661 Gelato Cafe 2053 E. Fairview Ave., Ste. 101, Meridian, 208-846-8410, gelatocafeoďŹ



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collections of arms and military memoraLˆÂ?ˆ>°Ê6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠÂ…ÂˆĂƒĂŒÂœĂ€ĂžÂ°Âˆ`>…œ°}ÂœĂ›Ă‰ÂœÂ?`ÂŤiÂ˜Â°Â…ĂŒÂ“Â?ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ more info and hours. Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series: Big names, big concerts, one kickin’ outdoor venue. Visit for details. See the season schedule on this page. Owyhee Historical Society Tours: Get a personal tour through the history of Owyhee

ÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒĂžÂ°ĂŠ Â…iVÂŽĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ"ĂœĂžÂ…iiĂŠ ÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒĂžĂŠ Historical Society to ďŹ nd out when the next tour is scheduled. Find upcoming tours at


Paddle Boats: Old-fashioned but big fun. Rent a paddle boat for up to an hour at the duck pond at Ă•Â?ˆ>ĂŠ >Ă›ÂˆĂƒĂŠ*>ÀŽ°Ê6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠ VÂˆĂŒĂžÂœvLÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ°ÂœĂ€}É`iÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒĂ‰ÂŤ>Ă€ÂŽĂƒĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠÂ“ÂœĂ€iĂŠÂˆÂ˜vϡ

Pedal for the People: We can’t get enough ÂœvĂŠLˆŽiĂŠiĂ›iÂ˜ĂŒĂƒÂ°ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠ ˆVĂžVÂ?iĂŠ*Ă€ÂœÂ?iVĂŒĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ…ÂœĂƒĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ *i`>Â?ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ*iÂœÂŤÂ?iĂŠĂ•Â˜iÊ£ä‡Óx°Ê/Â…>ĂŒÂ˝ĂƒĂŠĂ€Âˆ}Â…ĂŒ]ĂŠ two weeks of biker-driven events, including a Franken48 contest and bike-in movies. Get the schedule at Picnic in the Park: Summer isn’t just fun and games, especially for those kids who might go hungry without the school lunch ÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>“°Ê/Â…iĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠœœ`L>Â˜ÂŽĂŠĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠwÂ?Â?ĂŠ that seasonal gap with a free lunch program for kids age


18 and younger in 19 area parks. Both the ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠ>˜`ĂŠiĂ€Âˆ`ˆ>Â˜ĂŠĂƒV…œœÂ?ĂŠ`ÂˆĂƒĂŒĂ€ÂˆVĂŒĂƒĂŠ>Â?ĂƒÂœĂŠĂ€Ă•Â˜ĂŠ similar programs. Get info on all the lunch sites—as well as info about volunteering—at Pools:ĂŠ ÂœÂ“Â“Ă•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠÂŤÂœÂœÂ?ĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠÂœÂŤiÂ˜ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ Friday, June 3, the same day as the last day of school. A coincidence? We think not. Quasar: What better time to stargaze than when you won’t freeze? The Boise Astronomical Society hosts regular classes and stargazing parties to help novices tell the difference between stars, planets, satellites, airplanes and lightposts.



Rafting:ĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠĂœÂ…ÂˆĂŒiĂœ>ter—hell yeah. Roaring Springs: Waterslides, pools, waterslides and did we mention waterslides? Visit for details.

Rodeo:ĂŠ ÂœĂœLÂœĂžĂŠĂ•ÂŤĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂƒÂœÂ“iĂŠÂœÂ?`‡v>ĂƒÂ…ÂˆÂœÂ˜i`ĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠiÂ˜ĂŒiĂ€ĂŒ>ˆ˜“iÂ˜ĂŒÂ°ĂŠ/Â…iĂŠ-˜>ÂŽiĂŠ,ÂˆĂ›iÀÊ -ĂŒ>“i`iĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠwÂ?Â?ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ iÂ˜ĂŒiÀÊĂ•Â?ĂžĂŠÂŁĂˆÂ‡ 18. Visit for info. /Â…iĂŠ >Â?`ĂœiÂ?Â?ĂŠ ˆ}Â…ĂŒĂŠ,Âœ`iÂœĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠÂŽiiÂŤĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ >VĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ}œˆ˜}ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂ•}Â°ĂŠÂŁĂˆÂ‡Ă“Ă¤Â°ĂŠ-iiĂŠV>Â?`ĂœiÂ?Â? for a full schedule.


The Decemberists

Tuesday, May 31 The Moody Blues

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Friday, July 1 Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas

Tuesday, June 14 An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

Wednesday, July 20 The Decemberists with Typhoon

Tuesday, June 21 Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs with Brandi Carlile and The Secret Sisters

Friday, July 22 Slightly Stoopid with Rebelution, Shwayze and Cisco Adler



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See Spot Splash: The phrase “dog days of summerâ€? takes a new meaning on the last day of operation for Boise’s Natatorium pool. Once a year, dogs can splash away >ĂƒĂŠ>ĂŠvĂ•Â˜`Ă€>ÂˆĂƒiÀÊvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ Humane Society. Visit idahohumanesociety. org for more info.


Summer Solstice:ĂŠĂŒĂŠĂƒĂŒ>Ă€ĂŒĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠÂŁÂŁ\ÂŁĂˆĂŠ>°“°Ê  /ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ/Ă•iĂƒ`>Ăž]ĂŠĂ•Â˜iÊÓ£° Sun Valley Summer Symphony: Some of the best classical musicians gather in the mountains for a series of free public conViĂ€ĂŒĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ-Ă•Â˜ĂŠ6>Â?Â?iÞÊÂ“ÂŤÂ…ÂˆĂŒÂ…i>ĂŒiÀ°Ê Â?>ÂˆÂ“ĂŠ a seat in the amphitheater or kick back on the lawn and enjoy the music under the stars. Evening concerts run July 24-Aug.


ÂŁĂˆÂ°ĂŠ6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠĂƒĂ›ĂƒĂ•Â“Â“iĂ€ĂƒĂžÂ“ÂŤÂ…ÂœÂ˜ĂžÂ°ÂœĂ€}ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ>ĂŠvĂ•Â?Â?ĂŠ schedule. Suncreen: Wear it. Sunset/Moonrise Hikes: When the sun sets and the moon rises at the same time, it’s >ĂŠ}Ă€i>ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂˆÂ“iĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ>ĂŠÂ…ÂˆÂŽi°Ê ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠ*>Ă€ÂŽĂƒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ,iVĂŠ will lead hikes to watch the show from the ÂœÂœĂŒÂ…ÂˆÂ?Â?ĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠÂ™ĂŠÂŤÂ°Â“Â°ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ7i`˜iĂƒ`>Ăž]ĂŠĂ•Â˜iĂŠÂŁx]ĂŠ 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, and 8 p.m. ÂœÂ˜ĂŠ->ĂŒĂ•Ă€`>Ăž]ĂŠĂ•}°Ê£Î°Ê6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠVÂˆĂŒĂžÂœvLÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ°ÂœĂ€}É parks for more info.


Table Rock: One of Boise’s favorite hikes begins Li…ˆ˜`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ"Â?`ĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ *iÂ˜ÂˆĂŒiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆ>ÀÞ°Ê/Â…iĂ€iĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠ several options, but all offer great views. Download trail maps at

Tour de Fat:ĂŠ iÂ?iLĂ€>ĂŒiĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠĂŒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜}ĂƒĂŠĂŒĂœÂœÂ‡ wheeled and non-motorized with live music, a costumed bike parade and plenty of beer. The popular event, sponsored by New iÂ?}ÂˆĂ•Â“ĂŠ Ă€iĂœÂˆÂ˜}]ĂŠĂ€iĂŒĂ•Ă€Â˜ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ˜Â˜ĂŠÂœĂ€Ă€ÂˆĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠ *>Ă€ÂŽĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ->ĂŒĂ•Ă€`>Ăž]ĂŠĂ•}°ÊÓä°Ê/Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂži>Ă€]ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ iĂ›iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠĂ€>ÂˆĂƒiĂŠÂ“ÂœÂ˜iÞÊvÂœĂ€ĂŠ-ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂœiĂƒĂŒĂŠ`>Â…ÂœĂŠ ÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ ˆŽˆ˜}ĂŠĂƒĂƒÂœVˆ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜]ĂŠ/Ă€i>ĂƒĂ•Ă€iĂŠ6>Â?Â?iÞÊ ĂžVÂ?ˆ˜}ĂŠÂ?Â?ˆ>˜ViĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠ ˆŽiĂŠ*Ă€ÂœÂ?iVĂŒÂ°ĂŠ Visit for details. Tubing:ĂŠ œœÂ?ĂŠÂœvvĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠLĂ•ĂŒĂŒĂŠÂ…>˜}ˆ˜}ĂŠ ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂœ>ĂŒiÀÊ>ĂƒĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŠyÂœ>ĂŒĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠĂœ>ÞÊ`ÂœĂœÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠ,ÂˆĂ›iÀÊvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠ >Ă€LiÀÊ*>Ă€ÂŽĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ˜Â˜ĂŠÂœĂ€Ă€ÂˆĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠ*>ÀŽ°ÊGet the details on this page. Twilight Criterium: Some of the best bike racers in the world will gather on Saturday, Ă•Â?ĂžĂŠÂŁĂˆ]ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂ“xĂŒÂ…ĂŠ>Â˜Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠiĂ›iÂ˜ĂŒ]ĂŠĂœÂ…ÂˆVÂ…ĂŠ ÂŽiiÂŤĂƒĂŠĂƒÂŤiVĂŒ>ĂŒÂœĂ€ĂƒĂŠiÂ˜ĂŒÂ…Ă€>Â?Â?i`ĂŠ>ĂƒĂŠĂ€Âˆ`iĂ€ĂƒĂŠyÞÊ around 90-degree corners at top speed. Get the details at


PARKING The lot is open from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and parking costs $5 Mondays-Thursdays and $6 Fridays-Sundays and on holidays.

RENTALS While many Treasure Valley residents have their own rafts or tubes, rentals are available from a number of businesses:

SHUTTLES A shuttle bus runs every hour between the two parks from 1-8 p.m. on weekdays and 1-9 p.m. on weekends and holidays throughout the season. The cost to ride is $3 per person.

Alpenglow 2314 Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-331-2628,

LIFE JACKETS Remember, under state law, any boat must carry personal otation devices for each person on board, and children age 14 or younger must wear a life jacket at all times. BOOZE Don’t do it. Alcohol is prohibited on the river.

Boise Army-Navy 4924 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-0660 Boise State Campus Recreation Outdoor Program 1515 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1131, Epley’s 4049 Eckert Road (Barber Park), Boise, 208-577-4584. Idaho River Sports 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise, 208-336-4844,

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UFO Party: Apparently, Boise is no stranger to visitors from out of this world (and, no, out of state doesn’t count). Organize your own 1"Â‡Ăœ>ĂŒV…ˆ˜}ĂŠÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒĂžpĂœiĂŠ recommend tin foil party hats.

Undressed:ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•Â˝Â?Â?ĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœL>LÂ?ĂžĂŠĂƒÂŤi˜`ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠ summer in various states of this. Vacation: We all want one.


Vino: Southwest `>Â…ÂœĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ…ÂœÂ“iĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ>ĂŠĂƒĂ•Ă€prising number of wineries, and they can make for a great day-long tour. Visit ĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂ˜Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠ>Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠ ˆ}Â…ĂŒÂ?ˆviĂŠ page of for your own tour map or scan this QR code.


Wagon Days: As summer closes out, head to the …ˆÂ?Â?ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠViÂ?iLĂ€>ĂŒiĂŠ`>Â…ÂœÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ mining past with one of the most popular festivals in Sun Valley. Wagon

>ĂžĂƒĂŠĂ€Ă•Â˜ĂƒĂŠ-iÂŤĂŒÂ°ĂŠĂŽÂ‡x°Ê Â…iVÂŽĂŠ out the parade, classic car show, antique fairs and more. Get a full schedule at


Wedding Crashing: We’re not condoning it, we’re just saying. Weiser Fiddle Festival:ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŠĂŒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜ÂŽĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŠ ÂŽÂ˜ÂœĂœĂŠw``Â?ˆ˜}œÊ9ÂœĂ•ĂŠ`ÂœÂ˜Â˝ĂŒĂŠÂŽÂ˜ÂœĂœĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂŒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜Â˝ĂŠĂ•Â˜ĂŒÂˆÂ?ĂŠ you’ve been to the National Oldtime Fid`Â?iĂ€ĂƒĂŠ ÂœÂ˜ĂŒiĂƒĂŒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ7iÂˆĂƒiÀ°Ê/Â…iĂŠ>Â˜Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠiĂ›iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ draws some of the best ďŹ ddlers of all ages from around the world. There are organized concerts, but the impromptu jams around the campground are sometimes the best. This Ăži>Ă€]ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠiĂ›iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂœÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠLiĂŠÂ…iÂ?`ĂŠĂ•Â˜iÊÓä‡Óx°Ê6ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒĂŠ ďŹ for info. Western Idaho Fair:ĂŠÂœĂ€iĂŠĂŒÂ…>Â˜ĂŠÂ?Ă•ĂƒĂŒĂŠ{‡ĂŠ projects and corn dogs—there are rides, too. This year, the fair runs Aug. 19-28. Grandstand Vœ˜ViĂ€ĂŒĂƒĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂži>Ă€ĂŠÂˆÂ˜VÂ?Ă•`iĂŠ Ă€ÂˆVĂŠ Â…Ă•Ă€VÂ…]ĂŠœœÂ?ĂŠ >˜`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>˜}]ĂŠ Ă€>ˆ}ĂŠÂœĂ€}>Â˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ Â…i>ÂŤĂŠ/Ă€ÂˆVŽ°Ê For more info, visit


X-Box: For when that sunburn is too raw to go back outside.

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BOISEvisitWEEKLY PICKS for more events THURSDAY-SUNDAY MAY 26-29 cosplay ANIME OASIS FINAL Attracting hundreds of outlandish per formers and thousands of wide-eyed gawkers, the Boise Curb Cup was the best place in Boise to see weirdos on parade, or even to flaunt your own special brand of weirdness in hopes of making your mark. Meet Jason David But since organizer Mark Rivers decided to cancel Frank, the Green the event this year, local weirdophiles and aspirPower Ranger, in the ing weirdos need a backup plan. Like say, an anime flesh at Anime Oasis. convention. Anime fanboys and fangirls’ enthusiasm is ever y bit as zealous and outlandish as that which per formance ar tists have for their own work. Fanboys and girls are known to cavor t about dressed as their favorite characters from anime, sci-fi and comic series, reenacting scenes through cosplay. The more obscure and outlandish the costume or scenario, the more cultural capital is gained. They gush over car toons from childhood, line up for hours to see B-actors from shows and films you’ve never heard of, and drop obscene amounts of money on memorabilia. And it just so happens that this week, there’s just such a convention: Anime Oasis. In addition to vendors and booths, this year’s convention will feature numerous events including formal and informal socials, roller discos, a music video contest, a fashion show and a swimsuit contest. In the cosplay depar tment, there’s Battle Cosplay (a live-action, role-playing team battle with dice determining outcomes), as well as Chess Cosplay, which will be a life-sized game of chess. There will also be a panel discussion with renowned voice actors from Dragonball Z and a chance to meet Jason David Frank, best known for his role as The Green Ranger in The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series and movies. Thursday, May 26-Sunday, May 29; $43 adults, $15 kids 7-12 for four-day pass. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-3338000,

SATURDAY MAY 28 music FLOGGING MOLLY The Pogues may have been the band that brought Irish music to the world, but Flogging Molly was the one to take Irish music and make it capable of kicking your teeth in. When the band formed in

1993, it took the traditional Celtic folk melodies and tones of banjos, fiddles, accordions and pennywhistles, and layered them over raging guitars, gutsy vocals and hard-stomping rhythms, creating a sound now imitated world round by Irish and non-Irish musicians alike. The guts and hear t Flogging Molly puts into the music is possibly

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only exceeded by the effor t put into the live shows. While most bands require lights, effects and stage theatrics to reach stadiumsize crowds, Flogging Molly is the rare band capable of doing it through sheer force of presence alone. The energy is magnetic, bouncing audiences up and down in great waves, fists raised in the air for the

Mentally and physically challenged rockers prepare to take a bow in the documentary For Once in My Life.

THURSDAY MAY 26 fundraiser WALK A MILE IN MY WHEELS When a group of mentally disabled and handicapped employees at Goodwill Industries in south Florida began rocking out on a piano at work in 1996, they could hardly have imagined where that jam session would take them. The band eventually grew to include an orchestra with vocals, percussion, keyboards and a brass section, and even recorded a CD in 2003. Most recently, the band’s story was featured in the uplifting, festival-darling documentary For Once in My Life. The film follows Terry, a blind and mentally impaired lead singer/saxophone player; Christian, a blind pianist with autism; Nancy, a soprano with mental disabilities; and Sam, a drummer with many physical and mental problems. Between concerts and rehearsals, audience members witness the difficulties and triumphs these individuals undertake daily. On Thursday, May 26, Disability Rights Idaho will screen this award-winning film at its second annual Walk a Mile in My Wheels event at Visual Arts Collective. In addition to a movie screening, the fundraiser will also include complimentary apps from Falcon Tavern, Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes and 3 Girls’ Catering, as well as a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds from the evening will go to DRI to help continue its efforts “to protect, promote and advance the legal and human rights of people with disabilities through legal, individual and system advocacy.” 6 p.m., $25 adv., $30 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, For tickets, visit

shout-along choruses to their working-class, rabblerousing anthems. Even for the experienced, jaded concer t-goer, a Flogging Molly show is a major event—the sor t of musical experience that leaves one sweaty, drained and in total awe at the explosive emotional potential of music. 7 p.m., SOLD OUT. Knitting Factor y, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactor

MONDAY MAY 30 storytelling STORY STORY NIGHT: PARENTAL GUIDANCE Parents always mean well. Even that time when your dad winced at your sotight-you-had-to-lay-down-onthe-bed-to-zip-them-up jeans and said, “Honey, you look like 10 pounds of shit in a 5-pound bag,” he wasn’t be-

ing callous, he was offering “guidance.” In fact, disapproving comments about the length of your skirt, the height of your bangs, the loudness of your music or the smirking bluehaired dude honking in the driveway all fall under the banner of parental guidance. Squeezed right between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, this month’s Stor y Stor y Night will offer parents and children a chance to tell their tales of growth and humiliation on Monday, May WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Get shitcanned on rum and Coke with The Trailer Park Boys Live.

Motown heads to B-town with Fitz and the Tantrums.








“It’s going to be a shit storm of epic proportions.” That phrase, or something much like it, has been bandied about town since notice that the Trailer Park Boys—John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith—will be performing live on the Egyptian Theatre stage on Tuesday, May 31. It’s a weird phrase to describe something so impossibly great and something that even the most diehard fan never expected to see. But for those in the know, it’s incredibly apt. Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian television mockumentary, which ran from 2001 to 2008. It’s set in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park and focuses on three characters: Julian (Tremblay), Ricky (Wells) and Bubbles (Smith), three guys who have lived in the park and been friends since they were kids. Julian, who is never without a rum and Coke in his hand, is the dark, handsome ringleader; Ricky is the numskull with no book smarts but street smarts galore; and Bubbles, with his super-thick glasses and odd way of speaking, is usually the voice of reason. The boys spend their time growing dope, getting drunk, inventing money-making scams, getting Cory (Cory Bowles) and Trevor (Michael Jackson) to do their dirty work (be their “jail cover”) and trying to stay out of the way of trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth) and his cheeseburger-eating assistant Randy (Patrick Roach). Most importantly, they try— and generally fail—to stay out of jail. The show was originally not available in the United States and the inaccessibility made it a cult favorite. Now, three years after the series ended, its availability on Netflix has opened the show up to a whole new audience. After 56 episodes, two movies and a Christmas special, the boys are banking on that popularity and taking all the craziness that is TPB on the road with their new live show, The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour. In typical form, the boys are each hatching a plan: Bubbles is trying to break into films, Julian has a scam to beat all scams, and Ricky has plans to “change the world.” The show in Boise had the highest number of presales of any other market on the tour so far, which means TPB fans are coming out in force. It’s going to be a shitnami no matter what the boys do. 7:30 p.m., SOLD OUT. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, Tickets available at the Egyptian box office or through

30. The evening’s theme is Parental Guidance: Stories of (Mis)Direction from Mom and Dad, and will showcase


featured stor ytellers Emma Arnold, who “employs an unconventional parenting tactic with her not-so-brave

Though the whole soul revival bit has been done before— Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears—Los Angeles’ Fitz and the Tantrums has an ace in its pocket: energetic co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs. Scaggs and head crooner Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick’s Motown-tinged “ooh, ooh, oohhhs” bounce off each other as naturally as the tambourine bounces off Scaggs’ hip. In its review of Fitz and the Tantrum’s debut release Pickin’ Up the Pieces (Dangerbird Records), Spin Magazine said: “Fitz and sidekick Noelle Scaggs can croon and wail like a biracial, male-female Hall & Oates, and with ‘MoneyGrabber,’ they’ve got their own ‘Maneater.’” The single “MoneyGrabber” showcases the best of what the self-proclaimed “Motown and soul-influenced indie pop” band has to offer. It starts off with an ass-shaking punch— maraca rattles and piano escalating into a full-on, sax-heavy jam session that sounds straight out of ’60s Motown, with Fitz and Scaggs wailing, “Don’t come back anytime / I’ve already had your kind / this is your payback / moneygrabber.” The band got its first big break when a member of Maroon 5 heard the debut EP playing at a tattoo parlor in New York City. Now the act is headlining its own tour, which includes a stop in Boise at the first Alive After Five of the season. Local high-energy trio Finn Riggins will kick the evening off with its brand of punk-tinged indie pop. 5 p.m., FREE. The Grove. For more information on Alive After Five, visit

son”; John McKetta, who “after years of contrar y parental grooming, comes out straight”; and Jenah Thornborrow, who “embodies the spirit of her father abroad then at home.” After the featured storytellers perform, the floor will open up to audience members to throw their names in the hat and let loose their five-minute tales about the ’rents. The winner of the audience story slam will walk away with a prize from

When we first spotted Steve Parrish, he had an array of knobby-tired mountain bikes, tiny kids bikes and sleek road bikes propped up in a downtown parking lot. Under the bright afternoon sun, he adjusted cranks, filled tires and soaped down dirty frames, stopping occasionally to grab a tool from his tricked-out mobile bike repair trailer. Parrish was in the middle of a corporate tune-up, a service he offers to businesses in the Treasure Valley who want to “get the whole office up and For a full list of prices for biking their way to a better, repairs and tune-ups, visit or call Pargreener, healthier way to get to rish at 208-895-8000 to work or get around.” schedule an appointment. The complete tune-up includes a bike wash and inspection, wheel truing, brake adjustment, derailleur adjustment and a cable and drivetrain lube. Though the complete tune-up usually runs $65 per bike, Parrish offers $10 off during corporate tune-ups. Parrish started Dirt Dart in 1994 and started fixing bikes at races. Over the years, his business has expanded to include house calls, which he makes in his mobile bike repair trailer. The slick trailer is filled with bike parts, tubes, tires, an air compressor and a DVD player so Parrish can geek out over mountain biking videos in his down time. —Tara Morgan

Rediscovered Bookshop and Boise Guest House. Here’s a golden nugget of guidance: Get there early if you want to get in. Seriously. The show sells out almost every time. 7 p.m. show, $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, Presale tickets available at

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY MAY 25 Concerts DARKWOOD CONSORT—The program includes Renaissance music, favorite hymns and a little Gershwin. 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4848 N. Five Mile Road, Boise, 208-322-5588.

Food & Drink HEALTHY SHOPPING TOURS— Guided tour designed to help you make better choices when food shopping. Visit for more info and call 208-8675589 to RSVP. 10 a.m. FREE. Fred Meyer, 5230 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-429-6400, WINEAUX DINNER—Multicourse meal complimented by specially selected wines. 6 p.m. $20. Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering, 1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 208-9396680,

Workshops & Classes BUSINESS BUILDER DAY 2011—Annual event designed to recharge the Boise business community. Featuring displays and seminars relevant to owners, managers and decision-makers. Email for more info. 8 a.m. FREE. The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., 208-343-4900. WATERCOLOR PAINTING—Bob Fagan teaches watercolor techniques. 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,

Literature BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit and critique each other’s work. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229, WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB—Adult readers meet monthly to discuss the featured selection. For more information and to register, call 208-5624996. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996,

Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Donate time to help build and repair bicycles for those in need. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, MOD SQUAD LAUNCH PARTY— Don your vintage duds and celebrate the launch of the Mod Squad, a group dedicated to preserving Boise’s mid-century architectural gems. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244,

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Farmers Markets

Odds & Ends

CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET—5-8 p.m. FREE. Located on the corner of 12th and Dearborn streets next to the library.

BIOTZETIK BASQUE CHOIR—You don’t have to speak Basque and there are no tryouts, just singing. The choir meets at Bishop Kelly High School. Please call 208853-0678 or email averquiaga@ for more info. 6 p.m. FREE, 208-853-0678.

Kids & Teens KID’S MAKE AND TAKE—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-4722941, MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— Young designers, inventors and engineers can bring their creations to life with Legos. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. The Lift Bar and Grill, 4091 W. State St., Boise, 208-3423250,; 7 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-345-3878; 8 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Wild Wings, 3223 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 208-288-5485, buffalowildwings. com; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’sEmerald, 7845 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-378-1890.

NOISE/CD REVIEW JASON DIAZ: STOMP OUT THE SUN Stomp Out The Sun, Jason Diaz’s self-released debut album, starts with “Pleasure and Pain,” a track heavy with electric guitar twang and drums that makes it impossible not to start tapping with whatever on whatever is laying around nearby. And then Diaz’s voice enters over an echoing guitar effect, removing any doubt of whether this kid has talent. His voice has the perfect balance of soul and youth, creating a sound that is before its time but perhaps just in time. On the track “The Prodigal (Sweet Caroline),” Diaz slows it down with an acoustic guitar, quiet and repetitious drums, back-up gospel singing, a piano and spare but perfectly used harmonica. In this song about the complicated feelings attached to a failed relationship, Diaz displays another side of his strong voice, removing some of the gritty soul and letting a softer tone set the stage. Diaz sings: “Sweet Caroline, run away from me / nowhere to go but you wanna be free / baby girl undercover, in the hands of another/ I’m on the line but you’re outta touch/ God it’s so hard to regret it this much/ when it’s already over, when it’s already over.” The album as a whole is engaging, especially because of the strength of Diaz’s vocals. His lyrics, at times, tiptoe the line of cliche but are more often unique and thought-provoking, and the instrumentation ranges from simple and addictive, to complex and even a little awe-inspiring. Often an artist’s first album is his or her best, but Diaz has the kind of talent that promises each album will be better than the last. Diaz is taking Stomp Out the Sun on tour this winter and so far, it looks like the only stop in Idaho is a show in Moscow in January 2012. For now. It may be cold when he finally gets to Idaho, but where his career is heading, he should see plenty of sun. —Alex Blackwell


8 DAYS OUT VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO— Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog music enthusiasts. The theme this month is Hot Rod Night. 7-10 p.m. FREE, vpsidaho. org. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., 208-424-8244.

THURSDAY MAY 26 Festivals & Events ANIME OASIS FINAL—Four-day festival celebrating all things anime. Special guests include Jason David Frank from the original Mighty Morphin Power Ranger series, Quinton Flynn and more. See Picks, Page 22. 8 a.m.-midnight. $43 adults, $15 kids 7-12 years old for four-day pass. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497,

On Stage TAMING OF THE SHREW—An adaptation of Shakespeare’s love story, set in 1959. 7 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, THIS DAY AND AGE—Family chaos ensues when a perfectly happy empty-nester’s grown children come home to roost. 8 p.m. $12.50 general, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Art LAST THURSDAY SERIES—Interactive presentation depicting social, cultural, political and economic perspectives on Ciudad Juarez. Visit for more info. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Eighth Street Marketplace at BoDo, 404 S. Eighth St, Mercantile Building, Boise, 208-338-5212,

Farmers Markets

Food & Drink

MERIDIAN URBAN MARKET—5-9 p.m. FREE, downtown Meridian on Idaho Avenue between Main and Second streets, 208-331-3400, MeridianUrbanMarket.

BEER AND WINE TASTINGS— Sample a rotating selection of European wines and beers. See website for more info. 5-8 p.m. $10. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, 208-6581364,



FOOD AND FILM—A monthly fundraiser featuring a threecourse meal followed by a movie and discussion. Proceeds from the night go toward the growth and preservation of local foods. Held in the cellar room. This month’s movie is Food Fight, a documentary that explores the problems inherent in today’s food systems. Visit for info and tickets. 7 p.m. $25, includes a three-course meal. Red Feather Lounge, 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-429-6340, PAELLA AND SANGRIA CLASS—Prepare for summer entertaining by learning how to make traditional Basque favorites. Class fills up quickly, so reserve your spot soon. 6 p.m. $30. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208,

Workshops & Classes KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS—Gretchen Anderson, author of The Backyard Chicken Fight, will cover the basics of keeping chickens in your back yard. There will be a Q&A period after the presentation. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-888-4451, PRACTICE AQUI—Spice up your bilingual aptitude during this weekly gathering. Designed for ages 13 and older. Attendees should have an understanding of English and Spanish. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208472-2941,

Citizen WALK A MILE IN MY WHEELS—Join Disability Rights Idaho for a fundraising evening featuring food from local restaurants, a silent auction and an inspiring documentary titled For Once in My Life. All proceeds will benefit DRI. Visit disabilityrightsidaho. org for more info. See Picks, Page 22. 6 p.m. $25 adv., $30 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

Odds & Ends CHIP AND A CHAIR POKER— Practice your poker skills for free while earning points toward prizes and glory. 6 and 9 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., 208-345-3878.

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LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531,; 8 p.m. FREE. Dutch Goose, 2502 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-9363,; 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,; 8 p.m. FREE. The Office, 6125 W. Fairview, Boise, 208-672-0087; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s-Meridian, 1460 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208855-0343. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.

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8 DAYS OUT SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP—Practice rolling 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. TRICYCLE RACES—The disclaimer at the beginning of Jackass was about exactly this sort of thing, which is why it’s awesome. 10 p.m. FREE. The Lobby, 760 W. Main St., 208991-2183,

FRIDAY MAY 27 On Stage TAMING OF THE SHREW—See Thursday. Dinner is optional and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. 6:15 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, THIS DAY AND AGE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50 general, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, WILLIE WANKA—The Prairie Dog players put their own wacky spin on the story of a boy, his love for chocolate and family. 7:15 p.m. $8-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383,

Workshops & Classes INTERCAMBIO: SPANISH-ENGLISH—English speakers have the opportunity to practice their Spanish with native Spanishspeakers. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Puentes Language Programs, 4720 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-344-4270,

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On Stage

BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson at 9 p.m. and then salsa it up with 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, 208-3433397.

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.

SATURDAY MAY 28 Farmers Markets CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-3459287, capitalcitypublicmarket. com. EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. KUNA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-noon. FREE. Bernard Fisher Memorial Park, Swan Falls Road and Avalon Street, Kuna. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crossroads shopping center at Eagle and Fairview roads. MIDDLETON FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE, Located in Roadside Park at the corner of Highway 44 and South Middleton Road, NAMPA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE, Located on Front Street and 14th Avenue South in Lloyd’s Square,

TAMING OF THE SHREW—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, THE TWILIGHT ZONE—The Red Light Variety Show brings the horror, fascination and odd beauty of the Twilight Zone to life via ballet, burlesque, hula-hooping, belly dance and more. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets. com. 9 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, THIS DAY AND AGE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50 general, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, WILLIE WANKA—See Friday. 7:15 p.m. $8-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, www.

Workshops & Classes BACK TO BASICS SPINNING CLASS—Guest instructor Lonna Steele will take spinners back to wool spinning basics and techniques. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $65. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359,

KNITTING A CONTINUOUS PAIR OF SOCKS—Three-session class meets on consecutive Friday nights. Melissa Transtrum will demonstrate how to knit a pair of socks in one continuous tube, with waste yarn heels and cuffs. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359, puffymondaes. com. WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO—Create your own fused glass artwork with the help of a studio artist. No experience necessary, and all ages are welcome. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055,

Kids & Teens MUSIC AND MOVEMENT— Loud, silly fun that focuses on rhythm, coordination and other skills. All ages welcome. 10:30 a.m. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

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

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8 DAYS OUT WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—See Friday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055,

HOLISTIC AND WELLNESS FAIR—Spoil yourself with a massage, reiki healing, a chiropractic adjustment, stress management and more. 1-5 p.m. FREE admission, Fees vary for services. Her Spirit Center for Growth, 5181 Overland Road, Boise, 208-3453588.

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,


Talks & Lectures

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A CENTURY OF CHALLENGES—Business leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens are invited to hear economic analyst Nicole Foss speak on the deflation of the economy. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise.

EAST END MARKET—10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Bown Crossing, Bown Street, end of Parkcenter Boulevard, Boise.

On Stage THIS DAY AND AGE—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $12.50 general, $9 students and seniors. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Kids & Teens LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Hip-hop dancing for all ages every Saturday night at the Limelight. No smoking in the building and no alcohol in the dance center. 10 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425.

Workshops & Classes YARN DYING—Learn dying techniques. Class tuition covers four hanks of blank yarn, materials and instruction. Bring extra yarn to dye if you wish. 1-4 p.m. $58. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359,

THERAPY DOGS—Each month children can enjoy a story session with therapy dogs. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200,

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BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— See Friday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.

LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID SUNDAYS—Free pool tournament and karaoke. 8 p.m. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430.

MONDAY MAY 30 On Stage STORY STORY NIGHT—The theme for this month’s Story Story Night is Parental Guidance: Stories of (Mis)Direction from Mom and Dad. Storytellers will entertain you with personal stories while you enjoy a slice from Pie Hole or a drink from the bar. Followed by an open story slam. See Picks, Page 22. 7 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3850111,

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, 208-362-0181,

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MOLTEN METAL POUR—Scratch your own design into a sand mold and watch it filled with molten metal. Visit artswestschool. org for more info. 3 p.m. FREE to attend, $10-$25 to purchase molds. Arts West School, 3300 W. State St., Eagle,

BOOMER SHACK—Regulars will enjoy a fun atmosphere with dance lessons. 9 p.m. $8. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425.

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EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-322-6699. 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, LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Bull’s Head Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-8555858,; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s-Nampa, 1527 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, 208-4615330. PIONEER TOASTMASTERS— Participants are invited to work on their public speaking with the Pioneer Toastmasters speaking club. Guests and new members are always welcome. Not so sure you want to speak? No problem, show up and sit in. For more information, email 6-7:30 p.m. FREE, 208-559-4434. Perkins Family Restaurant, 300 Broadway Ave., Boise. 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.

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TRAILER PARK BOYS LIVE—Ricky, Julian and Bubbles will grace Boise with their Drunk, High and Unemployed presence, uh, tour. See Picks, Page 23. 7:30 p.m. $30-$32. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454,

Workshops & Classes WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO—See Friday. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055,

Talks & Lectures NATURE AT WORK—Lydia Primavera will address the challenges of maintaining a wildlife habitat in an urban area—specifically, the Barber Pool Conservation Area. 6 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

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, TODDLER STORYTIME AND CRAFT—Kids ages 18 months through 3 years get to listen to stories and make a craft project. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

Odds & Ends BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-5142531, BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344. STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT— Test out your routine during open mic night, hosted by Danny Amspacher. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430. LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,; 8 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Wild Wings, 2101 N. Cassia St., Ste. 2111, Nampa, 208-463-9453. NAMI SUPPORT GROUP— Share your experiences and coping strategies with others living with mental illness. Call 208-376-4304 for more info. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533,

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ARTS/BOOK REVIEW AN ALIEN ROCK NOVEL ABOUT HIPSTER PORTLAND, ORE. Students in Randy Blazak’s sociology classes at Portland State University receive an assignment to walk through the city of Portland, Ore., imagining they are a visitor from another planet and write down their observations about the culture. That assignment is also the plot of Blazak’s debut novel, The Mission of the Sacred Heart, in which an alien from the planet Elo takes a room in a notorious bohemian northwest Portland tenement to learn why the human race still has hope in a place as infamously dismal as Portland. He becomes The Mission of the Sacred Heart is available as an e-book on involved in the affairs of homeless runaways, rockstar power-couples and a young music-obsessed researcher in the suicidal throes of a broken heart. Loosely based on an Electric Light Orchestra record Blazak mistakenly believed to be a concept album as a child—note planet Elo—the storyline primarily follows Zak, a heartbroken researcher, in his quest to move on after being left by the love of his life days before they were supposed to be married. He, his new alien roommate and their friends dig deep into Portland’s underground rock culture and the numerous delights of alcohol, Zak desperate to think of anything but Petra, the girl who left him. Much of the story plays like a bohemian hipster version of the film Swingers. It has the same sort of meaningfully shallow conversations and the same layer of tenderness lurking beneath the consistently painful blunders of a culturally savvy but socially clueless protagonist. Some of the book’s best moments are the musical performances in the text. Blazak’s descriptions of styles from opera to rock possess a reverence that borders on religious, and they color the relationship between Cozy and Lenny (Zak’s musician friends) with a tenderness that floats off the page. But Zak’s numerous missteps in his fool’s quest to win back Petra—everything from post-breakup mixtapes to drunkenly contemplating the abyss below an ocean bluff—are similarly strong moments, even if only because most readers can identify, having themselves been guilty of similar folly at some point in their lives. Far from flawless, the book is riddled with the sorts of copy errors often found in self published work and employs no shortage of cultural assumptions that may render it implausible to swaths of readers. The characters of Lenny and Zak are interchangeable at times, and the observing alien plot isn’t used to its full potential, often seeming more like a character quirk than a separate psychology. But the portrait of late-’90s Portland are painted with a sociologist’s eye for detail. It evokes the energy and spirit of one of the great cultural engines of our times, wrapped around a story that manages to be every bit as poignant and tender in its most polished moments as it is clunky in its roughest. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR—Bring your business cards or fliers and mingle with other like-minded people. There is a guest speaker each week to assist and inspire you. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Her Spirit Center for Growth, 5181 Overland Road, Boise, 208-345-3588. PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at second hand stores. $1 PBR, Oly or Rainier cans, or get a “ghetto bucket” (two of each) for $4. 7 p.m. FREE. Donnie Mac’s Trailer Park Cuisine, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-384-9008, POKER—See Thursday. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., 208-321-1811. POKER NIGHT—Prizes for first and second places. 6:30 & 9 p.m. Montego Bay, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208-853-5070,


Kids & Teens

SCOTT MARCHANT PRESENTATION AND SIGNING—The hiking expert and local author will discuss his favorite hikes and secrets about hiking in the area, followed by a signing of his book The Hikers Guide to McCall and Cascade. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

KIDS HELPING KIDS—Kids and teens get their turn at telling stories that celebrate kids helping other kids during this event presented by Story Story Night and United Way of the Treasure Valley. The featured storytellers will be followed by an open story slam. Boise Rock School will perform. 6:30 p.m. $5. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-3850111,

Farmers Markets

MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP—See Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

TEEN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY—Take on a leadership role in helping plan events by becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board. Gain experience in program planning and satisfy volunteer hours for school. 4 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE—See Wednesday. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,


WEDNESDAY JUNE 1 Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Unwind mid-week with friends, live music and a cold beverage during this family friendly concert series. See Picks, Page 23. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, Boise, LIQUID FORUM—Learn about the work nonprofit organizations do for the community. This month, Duane Quintana from A.L.P.H.A. will lead a discussion about the important work the organization does. Musician Oliver Thompson will play. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—A 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, 208-331-5632,

On Stage CINDERELLA—The Treasure Valley Community College Theatre presents a modern adaptation of the childhood classic. Tickets are available at the TVCC Performing Arts Ticket Office. Call 541-881-5950 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. Meyer-McLean Theater, 676 S.W. 5th Ave. (Four Rivers Cultural Center), Ontario,Ore., 541-881-8822,

Food & Drink PERFECT PAIR LUAU—Don your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts for a luau feast to be paired with complimentary wines. Call 208-286-9463 for reservations. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25, $20 for wine club members. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, Eagle, 208-286-9463,

Workshops & Classes FORCIER ACTING CLASSES—Introductory acting class to be held on six consecutive Wednesday nights. Call Miranda at 916-996-0016 or email for more info. $85. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, WATERCOLOR PAINTING—See Wednesday, May 25. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes, plus cost of supplies. Hobby Lobby, 3547 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-855-4798,

Art TODDLER WEDNESDAY—Children ages 2-3 are invited to explore art media related to BAM’s exhibitions with an adult. 10 a.m.-noon. Regular admission prices. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,


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Dave Mustaine would never be satisfied with a Minideth.

GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY For our Summer Guide, we put together a big list of warm-weather suggestions (starting on Page 14), including music festivals worth a drive (this page). But for the music lovers who plan to stay put, things will be hoppin’ around here, too, and there are more music fests than you can shake a ’90s one-hit wonder at. Following are a few. On Wednesday, July 13, the Idaho Center Amphitheater is going to sound—and in the midst of summer, maybe feel—like one of Dante’s circles of hell. But the guttural shouts will not be coming from demons. All of the noise will be courtesy of the performers—and fans—at the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The lineup is stacked with heavy(metal) hitters: Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, Trivium, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang and Straight Line Stitch. The show starts at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 adv., $49.50 day of show. For more info, visit The Boise Music Festival, which suffered some from surprisingly high attendance numbers—with more than 70,000 people attending its inaugural debut last year—will take over Ann Morrison Park again. On Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., the air in the park will be thick with the music of the ’80s and ’90s: Joan Jett, MC Hammer, Sugar Ray, Andy Grammer, Rock Mafia and He Is We, as well as more than 20 local bands, while vendors, beer slingers and various other food purveyors vie for whatever time isn’t spent loving rock ’n’ roll, being told you can’t touch this, or wanting to fly. The Idaho Lottery is all over the BMF this year and this week (a full two months before the event) started holding “Prize Ticket Stops” at various businesses around the valley. Prizes for winning lottery tickets include backstage meet-and-greets, autographed guitars and a grand prize of a car from Internet Auto Rent & Sales. BMF is free to attend. For more information, visit The sounds of drunk 40-year-olds singing along to “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” will be unmatched by the squeals of thousands of ’tweens on Friday, Aug. 12. Gym Class Heroes, Against Me!, The Expendables, Less Than Jake, August Burns Red and many, many more hit the Idaho Center Amphitheater during this year’s stop of the Vans Warped Tour, which is only one day before Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls take over the same venue. The show starts at 1 p.m., tickets are $30 adv., $35 day of show. Visit or for more information. —Amy Atkins

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From left to right: The Avett Brothers, Bright Eyes and Wye Oak.

ROAD TRIP-WORTHY CONCERTS Get the heck out of town this summer TARA MORGAN Just like food tastes better on vacation, shows are undeniably more epic when you’re far from home. There’s something magical about hitting the open road with a few friends, a trunk full of beer and a greatest hits mix CD, everyone full of giddy, shout-along anticipation. And while there are enough sweet outdoor concerts in Boise this summer to cast a permanent butt indent in your favorite lawn chair, there are also plenty of road tripworthy shows within a day’s driving distance. Here are some of our faves:

SUN VALLEY If you don’t want to commit to a full-day drive-a-thon, Sun Valley is a suitable minigetaway. On Wednesday, July 13, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will present a special concert with country/folk/bluegrass stars The Avett Brothers. Comprised of brothers Scott and Seth Avett, the band is known for their rowdy, banjo-plucking, cello-bowing, bass-thumping honky-tonk live shows. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members for inside pavilion seats, and $25 for lawn seating. For more info on this and other SVCA summer concerts, visit A double-header worth cruising up to check out is The Sun Valley Shakedown, which features full sets by both Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers and Bela Fleck and the Original Flecktones. The show goes down on Thursday, July 28, in Sun Valley Festival Meadows and tickets are $48 for general admission, or $125 for VIP Entry, which includes reserved parking, reserved seating, VIP restroom access and a commemorative poster. For more info, visit Register to win tickets at, click on Promo.

Schwab Amphitheater will boast an all-star indie-pop lineup with fey legends Death Cab for Cutie, moody heartbreakers Bright Eyes and Jenny and Johnny, which features radiant songstress Jenny Lewis. If you’ve been inconsolable after hearing that Bright Eyes pulled out from its Boise performance at the Knitting Factory, here’s an opportunity to fill your Conor Oberst cup with an added shot of Ben Gibbard for only $35. Also coming up at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Saturday, July 2, is a special show with alt-rock satirists Ween. Though they only had two moderately successful singles in the early ’90s—“Push th’ Little Daisies” and “Voodoo Lady”—Dean and Gene Ween have established a considerable cult fanbase. Tickets are $34 rain or shine, no refunds. For more info on either show, visit

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE, WOODINVILLE, WASH. Located on a lush 105-acre morsel of land 15 miles outside of Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington’s oldest winery. But the chateau serves up more than chardonnay: It also offers a slick summer concert series. In addition to a performance by frat-boy staple the Steve Miller Band on Saturday, July 16, and a double-whammy with YES and Styx on Friday, July 29, Chateau Ste. Michelle will also host Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges on Sunday, Aug. 28. Bridges will perform songs from his critically lauded 2009 film Crazy Heart. The show is $37.50 general admission or $75 for reserved seating. Another late-summer sizzler takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, with The B-52s and The Human League. Tickets are $35 GA or $65 reserved, and available at

PICKATHON, PORTLAND, ORE. BEND, ORE. Not only is Bend, Ore., a relatively quick six-hour jaunt from Boise, it’s also home to the beer-licious Deschutes Brewery. Coming up super soon—Friday, May 27—the Les

If indie folk and sustainable camping is more your bag, head out to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Ore., for the annual Pickathon, which runs from Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7. Pickathon features more than

35 bands on five stages on an 80-acre farm located only 20 minutes outside of Portland, Ore. Bands slated to perform this year include Black Mountain, Bill Callahan, Thao, Vetiver, Wye Oak, Damien Jurado, The Builders and The Butchers, Laura Veirs and more. Weekend pass tickets are $145 and include free tent camping. For more info, visit

THE GORGE AMPHITHEATER, GEORGE, WASH. Though tickets have long been sold out to Sasquatch, the Gorge’s annual indie shitshow, there are a few other ways to gorge yourself on music surrounded by panoramic views this summer. On Saturday, July 2, godfathers of prog rock Rush will perform for rabid fans. Tickets are $98.55-$135.50 with fees and available at On Saturday, July 30, seminal grunge rockers Soundgarden will perform with Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets. Tickets are $85.50, including fees and available at Capping things off at the Gorge is the Dave Matthews Band Caravan. In addition to full sets by DMB, this year’s three-day festival, which runs Sept. 2-4, will also feature performances by The Roots, Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Blind Pilot and Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band. Three-day tickets are $195 and can be purchased at

TBA SUMMER CONCERTS As of press time, there are a few summer concert fests that have yet to announce their lineups. Salt Lake City’s free Twilight Concert Series—which takes place every Thursday from July 14-Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.—is slated to announce its lineup on Thursday, May 26. Seattle’s Bumbershoot, which will go down Sept. 3-5, will announce the full music lineup on Wednesday, June 1. And finally, Portland, Ore.’s Music Fest NW— which will run from Sept. 7-11—will blab its lineup at a free launch party in Portland on Tuesday, May 31. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Jakob Dylan (and his blue eyes) accepted an honorary doctorate from Idaho State University.

PAGING DR. DYLAN Idaho university bestows honor on Jakob Dylan MICHAEL CORRIGAN The day before 2011 graduation, the Idaho State University Speech and Rhetorical Studies Department held a buffet luncheon for students and one special doctoral honoree: two-time Grammy winner Jakob Dylan, who listened quietly as the chairman extolled his work and upcoming honor. With a little gray in his sideburns and dressed in a black jacket and black pants, Dylan sat quietly, a polite unassuming man with a low-key but striking presence. If his life story is ever made into a film, Johnny Depp would be perfect to play the lead. Dylan sat for questions and photos, and then Professor Nancy Legge, who nominated Dylan for the honorary degree, collected him to meet other teachers and students. The inevitable question about Dylan’s famous father surfaced when one instructor asked if his early band, The Wallflowers, was named after a song by the old master. “That was a coincidence,” Dylan said. More pictures were taken, more hands were shaken and then Dylan was gone. The real show came at the commencement ceremonies at the Holt Arena the next day. The program listed Dylan’s accomplishments, awards and albums, noting that he was more inspired by W.H. Auden than Buddy Holly. In the program notes, Dylan wrote, “I don’t think I’ve ever worked with the lexicon of rock and roll ... I gravitate toward something else. I wouldn’t necessarily call it poetry, but I love the sound of language, the cadence, the way words lock together.” He also added comments about his debut solo album, 2008’s Seeing Things: “I think the concept of war is timeless. There’s physical war and there’s emotional war and the imagery is boundless. I come to it not from a political perspective but as a human concern.” There are those who question if Dylan

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deserves an honorary degree—he is the first person to receive an honorary doctorate from ISU’s newly established College of Arts and Letters. Critics have been divided on Dylan’s work. Scott Gould of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Seeing Things was “probably his best work, certainly his most graceful, with a range of imagery—of grown-up love and grasshoppers on a country road, but also of darkness and war—achieved only by gifted storytellers.” Another critic dismissed Dylan as a “decent but unremarkable songwriter.” That last critic would get an argument from ISU. At the ceremony, Kandi Turley-Ames, dean of ISU’s College of Arts and Letters, introduced Dylan: “Mr. Dylan’s songs are substantive, meaningful and comprised of beautiful poetry. While he has the vocabulary of a poet, his ideas are fresh and evocative. His is a voice of reason that provides perspective and balance in ways that so many contemporary songwriters do not.” Wearing dark glasses, Dylan thanked the university and wished the graduating students good luck. “I couldn’t be more proud of this opportunity and this recognition for doing something I really enjoy doing … to have it recognized by an institution like this is beyond most of my dreams,” Dylan said. Then came a surprise. Removing the academic gown and picking up an acoustic guitar, Dylan sang his haunting “Nothing But The Whole Wide World” from his second release, 2010’s Women and Country. The choice was perfect, a simple but poignant song that fit the occasion: “Nothing but the whole wide world to gain / Nothing, nothing.” Dylan had transformed the moment as only an artist can. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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AGENT ORANGE—With Roofied Resistance and Demoni. 9 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. Red Room

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


DRY LAKE BAND—8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef


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

BLAZE AND KELLY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Seasons

TARTUFI—With Jumping Sharks. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux

HIGH DESERT BAND—6:30 p.m. FREE. Whitewater Pizza


TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

CASEY RUSSELL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

Some things never go out of style—including the stream of old-school punk and ska bands that have been gracing Boise lately, including Bad Manners, Agent Orange and—at the Myrtle Morgue on Friday, May 27—Citizen Fish. The English band was originally a side project of The Subhumans, and the two bands share a raw approach to ska-punk. Ragged up-strokes and surfy guitar riffs sit beneath undeniably Brit-punk vocals decrying the readily accepted dogma of mainstream society. “If the Western world was less obsessed with property and the need to keep it safe with threats of war / Then the Third World wouldn’t need a war economy that we’re supplying at a cost they can’t afford,” they sing in “Charity.” It may be the same old punk rock tune. But Citizen Fish aren’t the imitators; they’ve been there from the start. —Josh Gross With Atom Boms, The Useless, Apathy Circle and N.F.F.U. 7 p.m., $12. Myrtle Morgue, 430 S. 10th St. Tickets are available at the Record Exchange,

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


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


THE TERRIBLE BUTTONS—With Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles. 9 p.m. FREE. Liquid


CHUCK SMITH—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill


DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

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

DOCTOR COOL—8 p.m. $2. Reef

LAST BAND STANDING—9 p.m. $3. Grainey’s

DR. JOE AND DAREN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

MODEST MOUSE—With Talkdemonic. 8 p.m. $34-$70. Knitting Factory. SOLD OUT.

GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s JESSICA FULGHUM—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers TALKDEMONIC—6 p.m. FREE. Record Exchange THE THROWDOWN FINALS—8 p.m. FREE. Liquid

THE NAUGHTIES—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s RADIO MOSCOW—With Muffalo. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux

CITIZEN FISH—With Atom Bombs, The Useless, Apathy Circle and N.F.F.U. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $12. Myrtle Morgue FLY2VOID—With Mousy Brown and The Fav. 8 p.m. $6. Knitting Factory JOHN HANSEN—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JOHN JONES, MIKE SEIFRIT AND JON HYNEMAN—With Kevin Kirk and Sally Tibbs. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub & Grill RIZING TIDE—8 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

THOMAS AHLQUIST QUARTET—With Blue Door Four and John Stowell. 5:30 p.m. $8. The Blue Door TYRONE WELLS—9 p.m. $16 adv., $18 door. Reef ZOE MUTH—9 p.m. Double TreeRiverside


REILLY COYOTE—7 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s


RIZING TIDE—8 p.m. FREE. $5 Willowcreek-Eagle

LEE PENN SKY—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s


RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire

LIKE A ROCKET—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye


BLIND DRIVER—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

MANSFIELD—With Craving Dawn. 8 p.m. $5. VAC



GUIDE FLOGGING MOLLY— See Picks, Page 22. 8 p.m. $30-$70. Knitting Factory. SOLD OUT.


JIMMY BIVENS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Blue Moose


JON HYNEMAN—With Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


NAPPY ROOTS—9:30 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Reef THE NAUGHTIES—9:45 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s THE QUARTERTONS—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper REBECCA SCOTT—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire RICKY STEIN AND THE .44— With Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage RIZING TIDE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill THOMAS AHLQUIST QUARTET—With Blue Door Four and John Stowell. 5:30 p.m. $8. Blue Door



LARRY BUTTEL—7 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO— 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers



KEVIN KIRK—With Cheryl Morrell and Camden Hughes. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers


MAYER HAWTHORNE AND THE COUNTY—8 p.m. $17-$30. Knitting Factory

KEN HARRIS—10:30 a.m. FREE. Bella Aquila


THE MOODY BLUES—7 p.m. $35-$50. IBG RUSS PFIEFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SHARIF—With Chad Sumervill. 8 p.m. $5. Reef WINNIE COOPER—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Finn Riggins and Fitz and the Tantrums. See Picks, Page 23. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire THE BOURBON DOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid


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

For a lifetime of love (or at least a couple hours of passion), mix equal parts head, heart, wine and, um, some iron. OK, so that sounds like a recipe for something Jigsaw might whip up. But the combination of The Head and The Heart and Iron & Wine will make you swoon and want to move your groove thing. Iron & Wine, aka Sam Beam, is on the road with his fourth album, Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.). It’s poppier than we might be used to hearing from Beam, but the folky rock that made us reserve a big chunk of our ticker for the beardy balladeer is still there. Joining Beam is Seattle-based The Head and The Heart, who made a fateful stop in Boise last year and turned an otherwise quiet Sunday night into a “beer-sloshing, boot-stomping” dance party. Since then, the band has been signed to Sub Pop. Rolling Stone suggested THATH “conquered Boise.”

JENNY AND JOHNNY—With Nik Freitas and Finn Riggins. 7:30 p.m. $15-$35. Knitting Factory JOHN HEART JACKIE—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEVIN KIRK—With Jon Hyneman and Phil Garonzik. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SIGNAL PATH—With The Malah. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

DELHI 2 DUBLIN—9 p.m. $7. Reef IRON AND WINE—With The Head and the Heart. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $26-$55. Knitting Factory. SOLD OUT.


—Amy Atkins


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8 p.m., $26-$55. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., SOLD OUT.

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CLASS UP YOUR SUMMER Upcoming art workshops and classes TARA MORGAN

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KNITTING SKILLS CLASS—Students who are already comfortable with knitting and purling will learn how to define a gauge, read a ball band, and how to chose the right fiber for their project. This class occurs twice. Wednesday, June 15, and Saturday, June 18, 2-4 p.m.; $25. WATERCOLOR PAINTING—Instructor Amy Olenik will teach students beginning watercolor techniques in this four-session course, which includes all materials. Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m.; $58.

For more information or to register, call 208-426-1709 or visit INTRO TO ENCAUSTIC WAX AND BATIK—In addition to learning basic encaustic techniques, students will also delve into modern encaustic research and the history of batik. July 11-14, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m., Boise State campus, Public Affairs/Art West, Room 116.

THE SCULPTURE STUDIO 504 E. 45th St., No. 11, Garden City. For more information or to register, visit INTRODUCTION TO WELDING—In this course, you can learn all about oxy/ acetylene welding, MIG welding, plasma arc- and torch-cutting, bending and metal finishing techniques. Safety equipment, tools and scrap steel is all included. Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $225.



WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING—In this one-week workshop, professor Gaye Hoopes will teach students watercolor fundamentals like color mixing, basic washes and wet into wet, as well as some experimental techniques. Students will complete one to two paintings a day with a critique at the week’s end. July 18-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Boise State campus, Public Affairs/Art West, Room 107.

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING: THE TOOLS—This course offers a basic intro to woodworking tools for those “with a fear of power tools.” The instructor will go over how to use a tablesaw, bandsaw, miter saw, scroll saw, drill press, router and various hand tools and jigs. You will also learn how to change bits and blades, tool maintenance, tool safety and shop safety. Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $100. BE

BRICOLAGE 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118. For more information, call 208-345-3718, email or visit THE RELUCTANT SEAMSTER SEWING SERIES—If your sewing machine sits in your closet gathering dust and making weepy, Brave Little Toaster eyes at you for neglecting it, this class will help assuage your guilt. Making Friends With Your Machine helps uber-beginners get to know their machines, from top to bobbin. Class attendees should bring a sewing machine, thread, a bobbin and scissors. Bricolage provides fabric, guidance, tissues and wine. Summer class dates TBA; $20.

COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO ADULT ENRICHMENT CLASSES 2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa. For more information or to register, call 208-562-2039 or visit QUILLING—If you’re looking for a way to trick out your seasonal greeting cards, sign up to learn the art of quilling or paper filigree. Rolled strips of paper can easily become wedding invites or even dollhouse furniture. Materials included. Tuesday, June 21, 1-3 p.m.; $9. Canyon County Campus 233, Nampa.

PAPER CASTING—This class will teach you the basics of paper casting, including processes for creating paper pulp using a variety of tools and how to build screens and molds. Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $100.


If you ever feel a little strung out, imagine how the staff at Boise Art Museum must have felt when they realized that the stringy neon sculpture that graces BAM’s entryway had dulled with the passage of time. Some fresh gas has put a little get-upand-go in the sculpture’s got-up-and-went. In 1989, BAM installed Post & Lintel—a neon sculpture by artist George Wray—on the outside of the building as part of an exhibit and it quickly became a part of the cityscape. But it was not built to last forever. The lights began to deteriorate and the sculpture lost its vibrancy. Thanks to a grant and donations, BAM was able to have the glass tubes refabricated and reinstalled, and Post & Lintel is back to being a bright spot—or neon strings at least—on the horizon. The vibrancy of the last Sunday in August will be gone from downtown Boise this year. Mark Rivers put the kibosh on Curb Cup. “It’s a great event. I love it and I love what it’s become in the community. But it’s a big burden and it’s a big expense,” said Rivers, who founded the event. “A lot of people think certain events happen because they just happen, rather than there’s one person who picks up the check for dinner,” he added with a laugh. Behind every vibrant piece of art is an artist. And behind every artist is a learning curve and some credit card receipts. In this week’s Arts feature (this page), we have a rundown of some summertime classes that will help artists bone up on their mad skills or find a new creative outlet. And for those artists who eke out a living making the world a more beautiful place, here’s a reminder that city and state grant deadlines are looming. The Boise City Department of Arts and History grant program opens Wednesday, June 15, and applications are due Friday, July 29. Applying for grants can be a confusing and daunting process. That’s why in the coming months, the DOAH will offer some workshops to inform artists of the grant program and process. Dates aren’t quite set, so keep an eye on artsandhistory. for more info. Or, better yet, visit the DOAH’s Facebook page or follow them on Twitter at @BoiArtAndHist and sign up to receive e-blasts when the information is available. Idaho Commission on the Arts is another vital avenue for artists, and the first ICA Quickfunds deadline is approaching: applications must be postmarked by Monday, June 13. ICA also has plenty of educational resources for artists. Find what you need at —Amy Atkins

INTRO TO POTTERY—Professional potter Dave Crawford will teach students how to “center clay and make simple, usable stoneware pots” in this four-session course. Clay and firing are included in class fee. Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7-9 p.m.; $58.



Summer, like New Years, is a time to make overly optimistic life improvement plans. On a recent episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon said, “There’s just four things I want to do this summer: be outdoors, wear shapeless clothing, do some mindless activity like gardening and learn Spanish.” If your summer plans involve learning a new art form or ratcheting up your current commitment to craft, here’s a guide to getting the skills you’ll need. (Beach house in the Hamptons next to Ina Garten not necessary.)


Stand down, gentlemen. The Curb Cup no longer needs your services.

COLOR STUDY TRIADS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP—This class will teach students how to mix vibrant watercolors without turning them into mud. Taught by Linda Aman, this workshop includes supplies, but attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Friday, July 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $75.

PUFFY MONDAES 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa. For more information or to register, call 208-407-3359 or visit BEGINNING SPINNING—Wool Into Yarn On The Wheel: Learn the basics of spinning yarn from fiber with Keren Brown. Saturday, June 4, 2-6 p.m.; $45. BEGINNING OIL PAINTING—This four-session course is for beginning and intermediate oil painters looking to learn oil techniques on panel and canvas. Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m.; $58. ART DOLLS—Learn how to make an artistic doll in this four-session course, which covers techniques like wire armature, soft sculpture and color theory. Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m.; $58.

WINGTIP PRESS 6940 Butte Court. For more information, call 208-447-8457, MONDAY MONOTYPE MADNESS—This is open studio time when everything is set up for artists to create monotype magic. Attendees must bring paper and plates for printing. Monday, June 13, and Monday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 6-10 p.m.; $20. BEN LOVE’S BAD ASS SCREENPRINTING WORKSHOP—Join local artist Ben Love for a two-day screenprinting blowout. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $135. HOMAGE TO COLLAGE WITH FROTTAGE—This workshop will teach attendees how to combine chine colle, trace monotype and frottage. Wednesday, July 6, and Thursday, July 7, 6-9 p.m.; $75. SOLAR PLATE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP—In this two-day printmaking course, students will utilize the summer sun to create non-toxic solar plate prints. The workshop includes paper and a solar plate. Aug. 13-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $135.




SUN SCREEN Summer preview triple feature GEORGE PRENTICE To many, summer is all about the beach and the mountains. But Hollywood is counting on us to spend some of our time at the cineplex. Why else would they overstuff movie palaces with blockbusters, packed with increasing amounts of 3-D extravaganza? Summer flicks can also include some lower-budget but higher-quality gems and a lot of family fare. In order, the 10 summer movies I’m most looking

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie return to protect the Valley of Peace.

The Hangover Part II They’ve been planning this one since the first five minutes of the original.

In a Better World This year’s best foreign language film Oscar winner.


Planet 51 Movie Night in the Park (Meridian) Animated science fiction/family film.

X Men: First Class The origins of Professor X, Magneto and their colleagues.

Meek’s Cutoff A visually stunning drama about a small Oregon Trail convoy.


Judy Moody An imaginative third grader creates her own vacation adventures.

Super 8 With JJ Abrams directing and Steven Spielberg producing, this one has to be good.

The First Grader An 84-year-old Kenyan wants the education he never received.

Mr. Poppper’s Penguins Jim Carrey chills out in his inner-city apartment with his new friends: six penguins.

Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds in the summer’s ultimate green-screen adventure.

Midnight in Paris Woody Allen exports his Manhattan neurosis to the City of Lights.


Cars 2 The Pixar blockbuster of the summer.

Bad Teacher Cameron Diaz in highly inappropriate shenanigans.

The Tree of Life This is only the fifth feature from iconic director Terrence Malick.


Monte Carlo Selena Gomez and friends pose as wealthy socialites.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Do you like noise and 3-D? This one’s for you.

Larry Crowne Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite.


Zookeeper Kevin James and talking animals. This isn’t Shakespeare.

Horrible Bosses Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey in a very dark comedy.

Buck You’ve heard of a horse whisperer? Meet the real deal.


Winnie the Pooh A reboot of the classic franchise.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows The most hotly anticipated sequel of the summer.

Submarine Mission impossible: lose your virginity.


Despicable Me Movie Night in the Park (Meridian) A free presentation of last summer’s hit.

Captain America Another superhero, this time battling Nazis.

Queen to Play Kevin Kline in an entirely French-speaking role.


The Smurfs They’re small and they’re blue. What else do you need to know?

Cowboys and Aliens Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig saddle up to battle aliens. Right.

Crazy, Stupid, Love Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore in a messy love story.


Go to a drive-in. Try the Terrace in Caldwell or the Motor Vu in Parma.

Rise of Planet of the Apes James Franco in a prequel to the evolutionary classic.

Another Earth We learn that we all have doubles living on a duplicate planet.

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Glee Live! Not willing to take time off, those singing kids hit the big screen.

30 Minutes or Less A comedy with all the usual elements: murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

The Help This summer’s big message-movie about the segregated south in the 1960s.

Spy Kids 4 This time a mom and her little ones foil a villain who can stop time.

Conan the Barbarian No, it’s not Schwarzenegger, and no, it’s not the carrot-topped late night clown.

One Day Anne Hathaway with an Irish accent. This one’s pretty good.

Janie Jones A young girl reunites with her fading rock star dad.

Our Idiot Brother A moron wreaks havoc on his sisters’ lives.

The Debt A really good action thriller with Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren.


THE HANGOVER PART II—The wolfpack (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis) reunites in Thailand for Stu’s subdued bachelor’s lunch, but these boys can’t seem to keep it together. What happens in Bangkok stays in Bangkok—and in a theater near you. (R) Edwards 9, Edwards 22


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forward to are: Cowboys and Aliens, Harry Potter, Another Earth, Buck, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Tree of Life, Super 8, Our Idiot Brother, Larry Crowne and One Day. Here’s our annual summer movie guide to help plan out something for the family (Slurpee), something fun (Bud Light) and something a little more refined (whisky neat).

IN A BETTER WORLD—Ten-year-old Elias has an absent father, parents who are on the verge of divorce and is being bullied at school, until he meets new-kid-on-the-block Christian, who comes to his defense. Together the two boys plot revenge on the bullies, and the parents are left to help the boys deal with complexities of human emotions. In Danish with English subtitles. (R) Flicks

KUNG FU PANDA 2 3D—Po (Jack Black) is back as the Dragon Warrior. Along with the Furious Five, he must fight to preserve the art of Kung Fu and all of China when they are threatened by a dangerous new villain. In order to succeed, he must first unlock the secrets of his past. (PG) Edwards 9, Edwards 22

POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD— Morgan Spurlock’s (Super Size Me) latest movie explores the world of product placement and advertising in feature films. (PG13) Flicks

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SCREEN/INTERNET YOU STREAM, I STREAM, WE ALL STREAM FOR USTREAM Charlie Sheen may not have been a harbinger of the apocalypse, but the fact that Two And A Half Men is considered the most popular sitcom ever and that Sheen’s journey into Crazyville received more media coverage than the death of Osama bin Laden does not bode well for our old friend TV. Getting all the parts together for a TV show—actors, writers, producers, directors—only accounts for a fraction of the work necessary to make television. Much of the rest of the work includes getting picked up by a network, ratings, contract negotiations, etc. The provocative, witty stuff may not be able to secure the financial backing that a homogenized, milquetoast offering does. Although some network television is great, there’s plenty of evidence that what is on network TV (ahem, Two And A Half Men) and what is not (Arrested Development) should be switched. So we should all run like lemmings to the edge of a cliff, stop before we jump over, put our smart little furry heads together and say, “Let’s stop watching stupid sitcoms and make our own stuff to watch.” Websites like Ustream are full of user-made content that is not only pleasing to our eyes and ears but feeds our intellectual and emotional needs as well. Yes, we still have to put up with things like “Chat Live with Dr. Phil,” but you can also catch an Adam Carolla interview or a live chat with NASA astronauts currently on a mission high above the Earth. And no matter what time you log on, you can watch the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam—five puppies sleeping in a big puppy bed—or a hummingbird nest that has had a camera trained on it since 2007. OK, not all of it is worth watching. Maybe there’s a Two And A Half Men rerun on right now. —Amy Atkins

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The skies are falling this summer.

SUMMERTIME’S TERRIBLE TV Summer’s almost here—time to hide from that cancerinducing star of flame by closing the curtains and watching TV. TNT’s Falling Skies begins Sunday, June 19. The apocalyptic, space-invaders series produced by Steven Spielberg features aliens called “skitters” that enslave children. It also features Moon Bloodgood—a gorgeous woman with the greatest name in the history of names, except perhaps former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Smush Parker. Wilfred premieres on FX on Thursday, June 23. It stars Elijah Wood as a suicidal guy who meets his neighbor’s dog. The dog looks normal to everyone else but appears as a man in a cheap dog suit to Frodo. Judging from the previews, Wilfred the dog is an asshole. Without question, we’ll be spared the worst show of the summer—perhaps the worst show ever, maybe even the worst anything ever—until Thursday, Aug. 8. On that day, we’ll be subjected to America’s Karaoke Challenge. ABC calls it “the amazing story of a competition that draws thousands of the most talented singers together in the ultimate sing-off—the Karaoke World Championships USA” and promises to “crown a new king and queen of karaoke.” If a royal karaoke wedding ensues, we should retroactively surrender to England. If you’re into sports, you may want to go outside and risk park-borne germs, because there’s not much going on after mid-June when the Dallas Mavericks don’t—or do—screw up again. You can always watch the WNBA, which is basketball for people whose favorite part of the game is when the ball looks like it’s going in but then clangs off the rim. Then there’s baseball. America’s purported national pastime is slightly less boring than folding towels, but it’s amusing because a lot of the players think it’s necessary to get drugged-up athletic in order to excel at a sport that can be played from start to finish while chain-smoking.

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ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS: THE RON HOWARD PACK Before Ron Howard dipped his director’s wand into the murky cauldron of The Da Vinci Code, he was little Ronny Howard, portraying Opie Taylor in Mayberry and Richie Cunningham in Milwaukee, Wisc.—and Hoover Niebold in 1976’s Eat My Dust and Sam Freeman in 1977’s Grand Theft Auto. That badassery may have been forgotten ... until now. Low-budget, indie producer/director Roger Corman and entertainment distributor Shout! Factory put their formidable talents together and created Roger Corman’s Cult Classics, a series of films from the ’70s and ’80s that are both cult and classic. You can watch little Ron Howard lead cops on a car chase in Eat My Dust, and run away with his girl to get married in Vegas in Grand Theft Auto—they do steal a Rolls Royce. Howard directed Grand Theft Auto as well.

GNOMEO AND JULIET Shakespeare is by no means easy reading. But his stor ylines and plots have become so universal, such a part of our collective conscience, that they can ser ve as the basis for films that appeal to a large market—even if that market knows little to nothing about the source material. Gnomeo and Juliet is the animated tale of two warring families of garden gnomes who go back to being inanimate yard dwellers when a human lays eyes on them. Gnomeo is voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voices Juliet. The entire cast of voices gives this old chestnut some magic. There’s something funny about hearing the voices of Patrick Stewart, Matt Lucas, Ozzy Osbourne or Hulk Hogan come out of animated characters’ mouths. Say yes, not gnome, to this one. —Amy Atkins

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APP/SCREEN MONSTER.COM INTERVIEWS Checklist for your next job interview: Suit? Check. Shoes polished? Check. Resume? Check. Interviews app? Check. The giant job-posting web engine has launched a new app (free for iPhone and iPad) that provides everything from employer research tools to a map that gives directions to your interview. The real highlight is the Interview Day section, including a list of probable interview questions for you to practice and an of Interviews include wardrobe ability to record notes on essential points to advice, directions to the nearest copy store remember. You can even and a list of nearby coffee make a video of a practice shops to debrief or blow interview, allowing you to off some steam. For more information on judge how well you answer Interviews, visit questions. Bonus features —George Prentice WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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RUNNING THE PLACE Duckface is such a popular pose for photos. Wonder if carpface will ever catch on?

FUN FOR A CAUSE Thinking about the summer ahead has most of us daydreaming about the prospect of various outdoor adventures. Images of bicycles, tents and rafts dance through our heads and make us all fluttery. Now imagine those same outdoor adventures but with a charitable purpose behind them. That’s right: You can have fun and do some good at the same time. The sixth annual Great Owyhee Ride Against Hunger is just such an opportunity. On Saturday, June 18, the Southeast Oregon Regional Food Bank is hosting the bike ride to raise money to feed the hungry. Yes, this one is in Oregon, but it’s still nice to help our neighbors to the west, and the beautiful route is worth the drive to the starting line. The ride starts at the historic train depot in Ontario, Ore., and leads south to the base of the Owyhee Dam before looping back to the staring point. Both 50-mile and 100-mile routes will be offered. Registration is $40, with some team discounts available. For more info or to register online, visit While the cause might not be quite as obvious, removing invasive species from Idaho’s waterways is still important—and sometimes a lot of fun. Trout Unlimited is hosting its annual Carp Fest on Saturday, June 4, at Gifford Springs near American Falls. The fly-fishing tournament not only gives anglers a chance at glory and prizes but it helps remove a few more invasive carp from Idaho. The tournament is a fundraiser for Trout Unlimited, which works to improve Idaho water ways and fish habitat throughout the state. According to TU, last year’s participants took 200 pounds of carp out of the Snake River and raised more than $1,000. The competition will involve teams of two with one fly rod (registration is $150 per team and is tax-deductible, to boot), and fishing will start at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented at a barbecue at 6 p.m. The greatest carp catchers will have a chance to score prizes, including a one-day float of the South Fork of the Snake River or a day of backcountry fly fishing. For more info or to register, visit —Deanna Darr

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Mike Shuman makes everyone want to pound the pavement SHEREE WHITELEY In a city notorious for its scenery, abundance of trees and weather reports promising a slew of sun-filled days in the near future, who wouldn’t want to get off the couch, lace up some sweet new sneakers and take advantage of Boise’s beauty? Boiseans love to run. There has been a race nearly every weekend in May—in case you hadn’t noticed the flood of pink shirts for Race for the Cure, or the spud-laden duds sported Mike Shuman is happy to lend a helping hand—and foot. at the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon. Running groups abound, and the Greenbelt looks like a race track any time the sun shines. But became running partners and good friends. also learned that cotton socks are “a tool of even in such a large community, utter the They recently returned from a run in Sponame Mike Shuman in any running circle, and the devil,” and that I should have quiet feet kane, Wash., and noted how helpful having a odds are most everyone will smile and say they when I run. dedicated running partner can be to main“Listen to the shoes when you run,” know him. taining a regular fitness schedule. Shuman said. “You don’t look like a herd of Don’t try to shake Shuman’s hand. Odds “It’s that sense of accountability,” Shuman are, he’ll look at it for a second, and then pull cattle, so you shouldn’t sound like one.” Shuman looks like a runner. His dark hair said. “I know that even if it’s pouring rain, you in for a hug. Spend a few minutes with she’s going to be there.” and infectious smile top off a slender frame, him, and you’ll understand two things: First, Rusher said running groups are a useful and it’s difficult to describe his appearance it’s no surprise that most of Boise’s extensive tool, especially for new runners, and added as anything other than healthy and athletic. running community knows of him, even if that new groups are always popping up. It’s tough to imagine this lighthearted ball of they haven’t had the good fortune to meet Those looking for someone to keep them him in person—and there isn’t a bad word to energy about 12 years ago—battling cancer, be said when his name is uttered. Second, this facing rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, accountable can check out classes at Shu’s or get information on marathons, races, trail and losing more than 20 lymph nodes and guy really loves running. runs and events for people at all fitness levels. sections of muscle in his neck. Even the most enthusiastic couch potato Boise is also home to more than a dozen runCasually plopping down on the seat used will find it difficult not to share Shuman’s ning groups, which welcome runners/walkers for trying on shoes, Shuman credits his sentiment after a visit to his store: Shu’s of all levels and interests—whether you’re beloved sport and the outpouring of support Idaho Running Company. into drinking and running like the Hash he received from friends and strangers in At Shu’s, customers don’t just try on House Harriers or want to improve your footwear, they test-drive it. The tip-off comes the community for getting him through that athletic ability with a group like Got2Getdifficult time in his life. And he’s certainly from the runners wearing mismatched shoes Fast. A calendar of events and links to dozens been paying it back. Last year, Shu’s donated running back and forth on the sidewalk in more than $98,000 to of groups can be found at idahorunningcomfront of the store. The nonprofit groups in sight leaves first-time Driver sees Boise as a near-perfect place to the Treasure Valley. visitors to the State For running groups and clinics, enjoy an outdoor jaunt. Shuman said he can’t Street strip mall to visit “Boise is ideal because the people here say no to a worthy wonder if there’s are friendly, there’s a ton of great trails and cause. some sort of new Kris SHU’S IDAHO RUNNING COMPANY 1758 W. State St. “It may not always weather,” she said. “It’s also awesome how Kross-inspired fashion 208-344-6604 be the yes they want,” helpful everyone is here. Good runners take trend sweeping Boise. the time to help and genuinely want to share Shuman explains, I made the mistake their knowledge.” “But it’ll be a yes.” of wearing my hot“It’s good to meet other runners,” Rusher “He’s a super nice pink platform heels guy,” said Kelly Driver, an Ironman triathlete reiterated. “It’s fun to be in that environment. during my first visit to Shu’s. It’s uplifting, and everyone has a story. It and coach for the YMCA’s youth running “Oh my gosh, don’t let Mike see those pulls people from all different levels and situprograms. Shu’s donated to Driver’s chilshoes,” said an employee as I walked in the ations together.” dren’s school fundraiser. store. But he did. And joining a group is easy. You needn’t “He’s a total inspiration. He makes you After a warm hello, Shuman picked up rival a cheetah’s land-speed record to join a want to run every day,” said Leone Rusher, my high heel and called for the attention of Shu’s jack-of-all-trades. “He’s so enthusiastic. running group. In most, all levels are weleveryone on the floor. come and groups help provide accountability I don’t see how you can leave the store and “Don’t run in these,” he said as I cringed, and encouragement when workouts get tough not want to go for a run or walk.” thinking about my multiple jaunts across because, as Shuman says, “Running is simple, After meeting at an event and discussing Ninth Street in those shoes. That was the first but it ain’t easy.” shoe issues that Rusher was facing, the two bit of wisdom I received from Shuman, but I WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




CHILDHOOD APRAXIA WALK— Register online through race day for this fun run on Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at the elementary school track in Horseshoe Bend. Proceeds benefit childhood apraxia. Visit for more info. $20 adults, $10 children. DIRTY AND PINK ALL-GIRL BICYCLE APOCALYPSE—Register online through the day of the event for this all-girl bike ride through town on Saturday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. Channel your inner rocker and glam it up ’80s-metal style. Must be 21 or older to participate. $10,

BALL BUSTING: AN ADVENTURE IN BOCCE Huddled in a white SUV, my new friends the Bonaminios from the Italian American Club and I deliberated whether to weather the rain or call our game. Putting our faith in the bocce and Bacchus, we drew up our hoods and hit the court. As we played, the rain trailed off. It was brisk but beautiful at Municipal Park, where the bocce court is sandwiched between the setting sun and the quiet rush of the river. The Bonaminios are a team from the Italian American Club’s bocce league. The team, collectively called the Bocce Babes and the Four Balls, are Nanci, her husband Tony, her brother-in-law Agostino and his wife Marie. The setup for bocce is simple. Bocce courts are long and narrow, usually with concrete edges, like shuffleboard enlarged and at ground level. You can find courts at Julia Davis, Ann Morrison and Municipal Park, which is home of the IAC’s league games. Agostino pops the cork on some homemade vino and Nanci plants the scoreboard in the ground. I sip the spicy red wine as Agostino explains how bocce works. There are five balls: the pallino and four bocce. The pallino, a small white ball, is thrown first past the center court mark. That thrower then throws the first bocce, usually a large lacquered wooden ball. The objective of the game For more information, is to toss or throw the bocce visit the IAC’s website at underhand to get it closest to the pallino. Disputes over distance are inevitable, and when standing at the far end of the court, looks can be deceiving. Tony and Agostino didn’t bring a measuring tape on this day, so they measure and re-measure with their fingers and feet. Nanci, Tony, Agostino and Marie all have different throwing stances. Nanci takes her place in the throwing box, legs together, then crouches and releases the bocce mid-swing. I mimicked her, and some of my first attempts struck the back wall, which removes the bocce from play, or rolled short and cockeyed on the crushed-oyster surface of the court. After a good throw, Agostino explained when they first started playing, Nanci would tell him to set his wine down so he could throw better. “This is my counter balance ’cause I have the bocce in one hand and the wine in the other. It keeps me steady,” he said. I tried Agostino’s stance with success. My team was ahead but that didn’t last long. Nanci pitched the last bocce, a sweet shot that sailed in close to the pallino and knocked our balls out of scoring range. In one throw, we went from two points to none. Bocce can turn at any moment. “It can be stressful. That’s when you start drinking,” joked Nanci. If you’ve never played bocce, the IAC are the people you want to learn from. —Katherine Thornton WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

FIFTH ANNUAL BIKE RIDE— Register online at through June 4 for this 28-mile bike ride on the scenic Weiser River National Recreational Trail on Saturday, June 4, at 8 a.m. Shorter rides are optional. Proceeds got to the Friends of the Weiser River Trail. $40. HERSHEY’S TRACK AND FIELD GAMES—Register at the Boise City Recreation Office on Scout Lane for this track meet to be held Thursday, May 26, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Open to kids ages 9-14 years with presentation of a birth certificate and a completed entry form. Visit for more info. FREE. Borah High School, 6001 Cassia, Boise, 208-322-3855, REDFISH LAKE LODGE MEMORIAL RUN—This is the first Memorial Run at Redfish Lake just outside of Stanley. Register for the 5K, 10K or half marathon on Saturday, May 28, at 9 a.m. online at through Thursday, May 26. $25-$50. Redfish Lake Lodge, Hwy. 75 to Redfish Lake Road, Stanley, 208774-3536, TIERNAN IRISH DANCERS DANCE PROGRAM—Register your child for this four-week class to learn the basics of Irish dancing. Kids must be 4 or older. Classes to be held on four consecutive Monday nights beginning June 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the school’s dance studio. $50. Arts West School, 3300 W. State St., Eagle,

Events & Workshops BASIC BIKE RIDING SKILLS CLINIC—St. Luke’s Sports Medicine-Intermountain Orthopedics, Lost River Cycling and the Southwest Idaho Cycling Association team up to provide all the info, techniques and tips you need to prepare for bicycle road racing. Same-day registration opens at 6 p.m. Visit idahobikeracing. com for more info. Wednesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, UFC 130: RAMPAGE VS. HAMILL—RSVP to be sure to get a spot to watch Matt Hamill face Quinton Jackson in this UFC event. Saturday, May 28, 7 p.m. $5. Buffalo Wild Wings, 2101 N. Cassia St., Ste. 2111, Nampa, 208-463-9453; 3223 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 208-288-5485,

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET Farmers markets are as much about people as they are about produce GUY HAND These days, Idaho’s farmers markets are much more than places to buy locally grown food. They’ve evolved into a new kind of social gathering place. They mix agriculture with entertainment, community awareness with commerce, entrepreneurship with environmentalism— and wildflower honey with hot beignets. These photographs are from several Treasure Valley markets during this spring’s unseasonably cool weather, when farmers had only a trickle of produce to offer customers. And yet every market was packed with people and activity. The photos are testament to how vitally important Idaho’s 50-some farmers markets have become.

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The markets in the photos are: CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET NAMPA FARMERS MARKET MORNING OWL FARM’S HYDE PARK MARKET For more farmers markets, see 8 Days Out in Boise Weekly every week or visit for a full list.

AUDIO: Listen to an audio postcard from vendors and shoppers at the Capital City Public Market.


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DOLCETTO D’ALBA Dolcetto (“little sweet one” in Italian) is an early ripening grape with light acidity (thus the name) and firm tannins that have to be managed with short fermentation (the less skin-contact time, the less the tannin is extracted). In the Piemonte region of Alba, it provides a rather approachable alternative to that area’s more prominent varieties, barbera and the nebbiolo of Barolo fame. This fruitfor ward, easy-drinking red has much to recommend it and makes for a great seasonal transition wine. Here are the panel’s top picks: 2009 DESTEFANIS DOLCETTO D’ALBA, BRICCO GALLUCCIO, $14.99 A charmingly elegant wine, the aromas are filled with floral raspberry and blueberry, along with touches of chocolate and leather. The fruit on the palate is silky and seamless with a nice core of ripe red berry balanced by just-tart bing cherry. The lightest hint of smooth tannins adds texture to the persistent finish. Destefanis makes for a lovely spring sipper. 2008 LUIGI VOGHERA DOLCETTO D’ALBA, $17.99 Heady cherry liqueur, fennel, cardamon and sage on the nose hint at the complexly robust flavors to follow. Definitely on the bolder side of the flavor spectrum with fruit-forward strawberry and dark cherry flavors, this is a well-structured wine with surprising acidity and nuances of mocha and licorice. The velvety finish lingers nicely. 2009 RENATO RATTI DOLCETTO D’ALBA, COLOMBE, $13.99 This wine opens with reser ved but exotic aromatics that include plum, vanilla, mint, fresh tarragon and earth. Dark fruit flavors of raspberr y and plum are laced with mocha and spice, and backed by bright, food-friendly acidity. Soft tannins come through on the round and creamy finish. It strikes a nice middle ground between the elegant Destefanis and the bolder Voghera. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


DISH/FOOD Restaurants get one chance to hit BW with their best shot. LEILA R AM ELLA- R ADER

Screw Betty and Veronica, now Archie is all about Joe.

ARCHIE’S PLACE SLOPPY JOE TRUCK OPENS It’s hard for Stephen Beltucci to soppressata his love for deli meats.

UNCLE GIUSEPPE’S The firefighter mustache and thick New Yawk accent of Jimmy Beltucci, who greets customers upon entering Uncle Giuseppe’s, instantly bestow a nearly bullet-proof deli credibility to the modest four-table-and-a-counter joint. It may be in a Glenwood strip mall, but to hear that accent greet customers, it feels like Brooklyn. Deep Brooklyn. Beltucci and his son Stephen, co-owners of Giuseppe’s, ran a small co-op style grocery on Long Island called Valencia Deli before moving to Boise. They decided to start a deli here because, as the younger Beltucci puts it: “We figured we’d do a better deli than anyone else around here.” Jimmy rattles off a list of available Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, along with a declaration that they’re “$2 cheaper than Fred Meyer’s” to all who enter. Then he pimps the deli’s imported Italian meat selection, shaving off a sample and thrusting it over the counter. It’s New York at its pushy best. “Imported meats is nowhere to be found around here,” says Stephen. “And we’re from New York, so we know what the best quality is.” At their Long Island deli, the Beltuccis were also known for their raviolis and cannolis but haven’t been able to vend them at Giuseppe’s because the full UNCLE GIUSEPPE’S kitchen isn’t up and running yet. 6826 Glenwood St. The deli’s flagship sandwich, 208-473-2578 the Italian Giuseppe— sciutto, capocollo, soppressata, salami, mortadella, provolone, basil, roasted red bell peppers, oil dressing and balsamic vinegar ($6.50)—comes out almost instantly, freshly sliced coldcuts spilling over the edges of a hoagie roll. The roll is neutral, a white bread that performs its containment duties while distracting little from the bevy of fillings. The meats inside lack the painfully salty tang prosciutto generally wields, instead yielding a lighter flavor, like a fine oil, though it left the various cuts almost indistinguishable from one another. What makes the Italian Giuseppe work is the layer of strong, sweet balsamic vinegar dressing and the red peppers. A bite containing the sandwich’s full ordnance is everything Beltucci’s accent promises. With the sandwich, I order a slice of house-made raspberry cheesecake that is sweet and creamy with a pleasantly moist crust and drizzles of white chocolate on top. It’s everything store-bought varieties can never be. Uncle Giuseppe’s also serves a rotating variety of soups and salads, which are also made in-house. “Basically, we’re bringing a real New York concept doing real New York food by real New York people. We’re not phonies,” says Stephen. “We’re also $2 cheaper.” —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Ask and ye shall receive. Two months ago, we wrote about how the national food cart trend has largely bypassed Idaho. In that short blip of time, not one, but two new gourmet food trucks have motored out on the Boise scene—Brick 29’s B29 Streater y and, most recently, Archie’s Place sloppy joe truck. Run by Boisean Jason Farber, Archie’s Place made its official debut on May 19, in the parking lot adjacent to Cottonwood Grille at Ninth and River streets. Under the bright afternoon sun, a handful of office workers in slacks and heels sat on a green tuft of grass, digging into sloppy joes and mini take-out boxes of lemony potato salad. “I decided about nine months ago to do this, and I actually quit my job to do it and thought I’d be doing it a little bit sooner,” said Farber, ladling a heap of verde pork onto a cornbread roll inside his small truck. “But it just takes a long time to start a business.” Farber’s menu is small, but intentional. Diners can choose from the House Joe, made with tomato sauce and local M&N beef; the Mean Joe Green, made with tomatillo sauce and local Double XL Ranch pork; or the Unicorn Joe, which features veggie TVP crumbles in green or red sauce. Archie’s Place also uses local breads from Gaston’s Bakery and Bosnia Express. For updates on where you can grab a joe, visit or follow it on Twitter at @archies_place. —Tara Morgan

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PETS BW PETS CAT IN NEED OF GOOD HOME Looking for some nice homes for several cats who have come to us. Please call for specifics. We can match the right animal with the right folk. These cats are known & loved, good homes only. Some are fixed some are not. Call for specifics. 402-4081. YARD SALE SALE HERE! Call Boise Weekly to advertise your Yard Sale. 4 lines of text and a free Yard Sale kit for an unbeatable price of $20. Kit includes 3 large signs, pricing stickers, success tips and checklist. Extra signs avail. for purchase.

ADOPT-A-PET These pets can be adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. 4775 W. Dorman St. Boise | 208-342-3508

JASMIN: 3-year-old female Siamese mix. Gentle cat would do best in a quiet home without many changes. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 06- #13145680)

SPANGLES: 3-yearold female domestic longhair. Friendly and social cat. Does well with dogs, older children and other cats. (Kennel 106- #12942551)

BOOMER: 3-year-old male blue merle Australian shepherd mix. House-trained. Good with other dogs. Loyal, sensitive dog. (Kennel 418- #13098881)

KINGSTON: 3-year-old male American pit bull terrier mix. Charming dog who is good with other dogs. Appears to be house-trained. (Kennel 406- #13050257)

LAYNA: 10-year-old female yellow Lab. Lively and active for her age. Loves to show off tricks. Very cute and social personality. (Kennel 416- #12878946)

ANGEL: 4-year-old female domestic shorthair. Talkative, social cat. Good with other cats and young children. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 50-#13138044)

These pets can be adopted at Simply Cats. 2833 S. Victory View Way | 208-343-7177

ELFIN: Young female kitten, comes ready to play.


NOAH: Handsome senior ragdoll loves movies and snacks.

WALNUT: Young declawed male looking for kind forever family.

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37 Comparable to a March hare 39 Slowly, on scores 41 Elvis ___ Presley 42 Hit show with New Directions singers 43 Some whiskeys 44 Gymnastics great Comaneci 48 Flurry of activity 50 Tribal healer 53 In pain 54 Shakespearean fairy king 55 Jokes in a campy 1960s TV locale? 58 Hazardous household gas 59 Marisa who played 75-Down’s girlfriend 62 Kyrgyzstan range 63 ___-Caps 64 Akin to milking a cow? 69 Car safety feature, for short 72 Singer India.___ 73 Musical endings 74 Baseball : Oriole :: football : ___ 78 Bless butter with a gesture? 82 Apt to fluctuate 83 Bullying words 84 Former SoCal N.F.L. team 87 Never-before-seen 88 Damascene’s homeland 89 Saharan 91 Gross 93 Equivalent of -trix 94 Wordy 96 Video game pioneer 98 What we may be? 99 Like some baseball teams 102 Leak sound 103 Slip up 104 “A momentary madness,” per Horace 106 Misers 108 Vessel for just the two of us? 113 Role of a boxer’s physician? 115 Tennis’s Goolagong 116 Yank or Ray

117 Politico Gingrich 118 Concerning 119 Many a Bush military adviser 120 Org. in a big race of years past 121 That, in a bodega 122 Saxophonist Getz 123 Surgical tube

DOWN 1 Word after string or rubber 2 Peter Fonda title role 3 Tattle 4 What Ernie may wish he had vis-à-vis his roommate? 5 Complete 6 Evaluates 7 It may be manicured 8 Frozen tater brand 9 Like quilts 10 Catch 11 Quartermaster’s group 12 Alternatives to Dos Equis 13 UV blockage nos. 14 Automaker Chevrolet 15 Surpass 16 Shetland, e.g. 18 Loudness unit 21 Taking way too many meds 25 X 26 Margin size, maybe 28 Calf product 34 Small drum 35 One of the Leeward Antilles 36 Scammed 38 Interjection of disinterest 39 “The Fountainhead” author 40 Home of Punchbowl Crater 42 See 51-Down: Abbr. 43 Teller 45 Darkens 46 Hip to 47 Soil: Prefix 49 Actress Anderson 51 First name alphabetically in 42-Down

52 Train part where sorting was once done 53 Gallic gal pal 56 One of Chekhov’s “three sisters” 57 Feel one’s ___ (be confident) 59 Cousin of a gull 60 Mayberry boy 61 Kellogg’s cereal 65 Villainous group in “Get Smart” 66 Minute bit 67 Asia’s ___ Sea 68 Non-choice for restaurant seating? 69 New Testament book 70 Donkey’s cry 71 Go bad 75 Film cousin whose accent this puzzle spoofs 76 Justice Kagan 77 Stairway post 79 Short cut 80 Fame 81 Tablet 82 Was supine 85 War stat 86 Setting for “The Office”












89 Property recipient, in law 90 They cut wood with the grain 92 Humane 95 Pipe holder 96 Restaurant lures 97 Most faithful 98 Actor Keanu 99 City on the Nile 100 Fleet Amtrak train 101 “Bedroom at ___” (classic painting) 103 Image on the back of a $1 bill 105 Feds 107 Other: Sp. 109 Architectural pier 110 Formerly 111 Soon, poetically 112 Big top, e.g. 114 G.M. debut of 1964 Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under extras for the answers to this week’s puzzle. Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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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): “Weaseling out of things is important to learn,” said cartoon anti-hero Homer Simpson. “It’s what separates us from the animals—except the weasel.” I normally don’t share that sentiment. My standard advice is to face up to challenging situations and take responsibility for the part you played in creating them. But I’m going to rebel against my custom this week and endorse Homer’s approach, Aries. You may be on the verge of getting sucked into a mess that you had virtually no role in creating. Either that, or you’ll be asked to carry out a mission that is irrelevant to your long-term goals. In either case, you have cosmic permission to weasel out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I’m going to bring up a sore subject only because I think you’re finally ready to make it much less so. The truth as I see it, Taurus, is that a part of you got petrified way back when. A formerly fluid and flexible part of your psyche got turned into stone, metaphorically speaking, losing much of its usefulness and creating distortions throughout the rest of you. Now, after all this time, you have circled back to a phase when you have the power to at least partially un-petrify this lost function. To get the process started, I suggest you turn your attention to it in such a way that you feel like laughing and crying at the same time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins coined the verb “to selve,” which is what a person does in the process of creating his or her distinctive presence in the world. Writing this column is an ongoing opportunity for me to selve, because each time I conjure up a new horoscope, I exercise the idiosyncratic combination of skills, attitudes, training and knowledge that is special to me. You are in a phase when you have a sacred duty to selve with extra intensity and alacrity. I suggest you be ruthless in seeking out experiences that give you a chance to tap into, cultivate and express your most unique qualities. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Here comes your ninth loss of innocence, Cancerian. Or is it your 10th? As you will soon prove once again, you manage to make every time feel like the first time. When the moment arrives and the sweet purity ebbs away, the twinge that shudders through you will have the same primal intensity you’ve experienced before. But here’s the redemption: Like most of the previous transitions, this one will lead to a surprising blessing you couldn’t have gotten any other way. When your innocence is reborn it will be wiser and wilder than ever before.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There’s a small chance that the following scenario will soon come to pass: You’ll be invited to become part of a situation that promises to give you special privileges or inside information, but after you join, you’ll find out that your participation would require you to compromise your principles. But there’s a far greater chance— more than 80 percent—that the following scenario will take place: You’ll be invited to join your fortunes to a group or circle or tribe or situation that won’t ask you to dilute your integrity or betray your values at all. In fact, it’s likely to activate a dormant part of your potential. The moral of the story, Leo: be very discerning.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In her irreverent platinumselling song “Monster,” Sagittarian rapper Nicki Minaj offers up a poetic sequence never before heard in the history of the planet: “Pull up in the monster ... with a bad b-tch that came from Sri Lanka / yeah I’m in that Tonka, color of Willy Wonka.” I hope that you will soon come up with an equally revolutionary innovation in your own chosen field, Sagittarius. All the cosmic forces will be conspiring in the coming weeks to help you to do the equivalent of rhyming “Tonka” and “Sri Lanka” with “Willy Wonka.” Please cooperate! (The NSFW video is here:

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Right now, you have more power than you realize—to understand confusing situations, to influence people you’ve assumed are resistant to change and to overcome your apparent disadvantages. In fact, the only factor that could prevent you from accomplishing way more than what you thought possible is a lack of confidence. Please note, Virgo: I’m not urging you to cultivate a foolishly arrogant faith in your ego. Rather, I’m clueing you in to the fact that there are hidden forces at work you can call on to help you—wisdom that has been dormant, love that has been neglected, and allies who have been mum.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Time is the enemy of romantic love, said Andrew Marvell in his 17th century poem “To His Coy Mistress.” Medieval author Andreas Capellanus had a different idea, identifying marriage as the enemy of romantic love. In Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde, Tristan rails against the daylight, calling it the enemy of romantic love. And in their book Immediacy and Reflection in Kierkegaard’s Thought, the editors theorize that “capitalism, which makes a fetish out of sex ... is the enemy of romantic love.” While all of those statements may be true, they’re only mildly relevant for you right now. The most dangerous enemy of romantic love—or any other kind of love, for that matter—is this: not listening well. Overcome that enemy, Capricorn.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest love letter in history was written by an Indian man named Harish Kondakkuli. The gushing 143page message took him over three months to complete. Oddly, it was addressed to an imaginary woman, since there was no one in his life he was actually in love with. I encourage you to consider the possibility of exceeding his achievement in the coming weeks, Libra. You’re at the peak of your ability to express wickedly delicious passions and profoundly tender intentions. There may even be a real person, not an imaginary one, who warrants your extravagant outflow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): is a website where people can anonymously reveal their deep, dark feelings. I came across one entry that I think would be perfect for you to use as your own in the coming weeks. “I don’t want to cover up my scar,” it reads. “It’s a good conversation starter and it makes me look bad-ass. But thank you anyway!” To further inspire what I hope will be your fearless effort to claim the power inherent in your wounds, I also offer this spur from musician and author Henry Rollins: “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In an age when bee populations have dropped dramatically, some gardeners have found they need to pollinate their tomato plants manually. One woman I know tickles each swollen bulb of seeds with a toothbrush. Another uses a camel-hair brush. Metaphorically speaking, Aquarius, I suspect you will have to try something similar in the coming weeks: making an intervention to facilitate a fertilizing process that doesn’t quite seem to be happening naturally. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the coming week, your psyche may sometimes have an odd tingling sensation that resembles what happens when you hit your funny bone. Is it painful? Is it pleasurable? Maybe some of both, with the net effect being a command to wake up and play harder, love stronger and notice more beauty. If you respond to that mandate with even a moderate amount of passion, I suspect you’ll get a surprising reward: At least one of the secret laws of your own nature will reveal itself to you, rising up clear and raw in a sweet waking vision.



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