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NOTE HARD LESSONS LEARNED Between this week’s “The Bully Pulpit” from Josh Gross and next week’s main feature—our annual Pride feature on local LGBT issues—from Zach Hagadone, you’re going to see some similarities. The back-to-back run of the two pieces was wholly unintentional—Gross has been reporting his piece for several months—but as it stands, it’s entirely appropriate. This week, you’ll read about schoolyard bullying and what adults in Idaho, including lawmakers and educators, think is the best solution. Next week, however, you’ll read about another kind of bullying. The kind of bullying that happens not in the schoolyard, but in everyday American society among adults. It’s the kind of bullying that hides under the guise of moral and ethical arguments. It’s the bullying that’s practiced by lawmakers and preachers, and possibly your neighbors and relatives. But when adults engage in this behavior, it’s not called bullying—it’s outright discrimination. Next week you will read about the parallels between the Civil Rights movement and the gay rights movement. You’ll hear from a Freedom Rider who says that without the help of white supporters, blacks in this country may never have stopped the discrimination—or bullying, if you will—they endured. That same source believes that in order for the gay rights movement to gain momentum, the straight bystanders—like the white supporters of the Civil Rights movement— will be an essential key to success. When it comes down to it, a bully doesn’t stop without intervention, be it a figure of authority or a peer. And it doesn’t matter whether the bully is a kid stealing lunch money because he’s hungry, or a large contingency of racists justifying their actions through learned behavior, or a vocal majority relying on religion to decry gay rights. Any way you cut it, someone is being marginalized and denied the same rights as others in their society. And when kids live in a society in which their parents and lawmakers condone the discrimination of few, it reinforces in them the idea that it’s OK to do the same to their own peers. No, we’re never going to live in a world where everyone gets along, but we do live in a world where progress is possible. We have proof in recent history that a society can implement widespread social acceptance by starting with the law. Now we just have to remember the lessons of our past and repeat our brave steps forward. —Rachael Daigle


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MISS IDAHO HAS MAD SKILLZ Miss Idaho, Erza Haliti, dropped by BW just before heading to the Miss USA pageant. She showed off her unofficial talent: beatboxing. Watch the video at or scan this QR code.

CRIMES AGAINST KIDS The first Idaho Crimes Against Children Conference opened on June 6 in Boise. More than 200 attendees—including prosecutors, social workers, therapists and professors—examined some of Idaho’s most horrific crimes against children to familiarize themselves with case studies and new law enforcement techniques.

BIKING BAREBACK Naked bicycle riding en masse is an annual tradition in other Northwest cities, but Boise—with its public ban on nudity— has yet to embrace the tradition. Until now. The Bare as You Dare ride is Friday, June 24. More at Cobweb.

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MAIL CLIMATE CHANGE The world’s industrialized nations have inadvertently set in motion a cascade of climatic events that will affect not only all of humanity but all forms of life on Earth. The accumulated carbon of millions of years are now being burned and reintroduced into the atmosphere with incredible speed; previous “climate change” events tended to take place over spans of millennia— still rapid in geological time but long enough to allow adaptive evolution a chance (, Citydesk, “U.N. Climate Change Conference: Things Are Getting Worse,” June 5, 2011). The climatic transformation of the Anthropocene, by contrast, looks like it’s happening in a frame of centuries—the geological equivalent of hitting a wall at 100 mph. The delegates to the U.N. conference have their work cut out. They must develop strategies for coping with unprecedented planetary phenomena, while combating a level of ignorance and denialism in the world’s media and political systems that makes effective action essentially impossible. —Warren Senders, Medford, Mass.

BETS OFF I am writing regarding “And They’re Off. Les Bois Opens Simulcast Betting Parlor,” June 1, 2011 (, Citydesk). Simulcast wagering on dog racing perpetuates cruelty. Since 2001, the dog-racing culture has changed, and 26 greyhound tracks across the country have closed or ceased live racing. Greyhound racing is no longer in tune with mainstream opinion. The public’s awareness of the cruelty inherent in dog racing has contributed to its dramatic, steady decline.

It is inhumane for greyhounds to live in nearly endless, abysmal confinement in small, stacked cages. The cruelty doesn’t end when they are let out to race, when they risk injuries such as broken limbs and necks, paralysis and cardiac arrest. As short-term investments, and overbred so there is always another greyhound to use as a replacement, the greyhounds are valued only as long as they generate a profit. That is no way to treat a dog. Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from industries that do them harm. I have adopted gentle, beloved ex-racing greyhounds since 1997, and I am a board member of GREY2K USA, a national nonprofit organization that works to end the cruelty of dog racing. For more information, please —Caryn Wood, GREY2K USA Gilbert, Ariz.

POSITIVE BIKING As a big fan and supporter of the Boise Weekly and other independent/ community-oriented organizations, I thought I would drop a line and offer some information to go along with an “interesting” article called “Boise Cyclists Attempt To Form Lobby Organization” (BW, News, June 1, 2011). Getting the cycling community together is, without a doubt, the key to making some major changes that will someday make Boise one of the cycling capitals of the U.S. of A. (which is good for everyone in Boise regardless of how many wheels you get to work on). Unfortunately, it can’t just come from talking, there has to be some doing involved, so it is exciting to see folks coming together.

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I find it interesting to say that “community organizations are lying down on the job.” As executive director of BBP, I think it would be nice to lay down off the job, but there isn’t even a lot of that these days. I could go in-depth about the 1,200 students that BBP and SR2S taught bicycle safety to in the month of May, or the two straight weeks of Bikein events from June 10-25 during Pedal 4 the People. I could explain how we collaborated with the Idaho Transportation Department to make and implement a Sharing the Road video into 300 different drivers’ ed programs, and how we certified 12 new LCI instructors to teach safe riding practices throughout the state. BBP hasn’t put in any bike lanes, but we’ve recycled about 3,500 bicycles and taught countless numbers of people about safety and repair. We consider that being advocates for cycling. I won’t speak for SWIMBA and TVCA, but at least they are doing something, and getting more people on bikes, which is a good thing. If you would like them to do more, I’m sure they’d accept your assistance, and you just might find they are doing more than you think. Attacking the existing bicycle organizations is not the ticket to bringing the bike culture together. Supporting what’s out there, bringing more groups to the table, and getting your hands a little dirty is what will make the difference. BBP had a representative at the meeting and her review lacked the negative undertone persistent throughout the article. Rather than stir up controversy, which seems to be a theme of late, let’s make an effort to promote cycling and make a positive change. I’m a fan of expose journalism minus the personal agenda. Keep up the great work cyclists. The summer of the bicycle is here, so get pedaling, get to the amazing events this summer and get your hands dirty. —Jimmy Hallyburton, Boise WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


FLUTTER.9—PAGE 1 100 percent Koch-free since 2007!

Howdy, neighbors. Rajah Bill, here. Your go-to guy in the Society For Making People Better. Y’all pull up a chair and sit a spell. We got us some catching up to do. First thing you’ll notice is that I no longer go by the title “Grand Marshal.” I’ve had a hankering to change the plaque on my office door to read “Rajah,” so at our mid-winter potluck, I pulled the board of directors aside and got the required two-thirds to go along. (It wasn’t so hard, really. The only director other than me currently serving on the SFMPB board is my wife, whose response to virtually everything I propose is “whatever.”) The next big difference you’ll see is that The Flutter has a new slogan. I was never entirely happy with the old one, “The Official Organ of the Society For Making People Better,” as I could never say the whole thing without pausing midway through for a breath. So after chewing it over for weeks, I came up with what I believe to be the perfect slogan: “100 Percent Koch-Free Since 2007!” And I think you’ll agree when I tell you why I think so. Remember how I once theorized that if there’s a Society For Making People Better, then it stands to reason there is a Society For Making People Worse? To me, it’s a simple matter of Yin/Yang physics, but I also offered up plenty of circumstantial evidence that some dark, malignant force is loose in the universe, doing everything it can to pervert the souls of humankind and twist the very meaning of life. Well, by golly, I believe I have identified that malignant force. This beast has many heads and wears many masks: the Heritage Foundation, the Club For Growth, the Tea Party, the Cato Institute, the Federalist Society, etc.—and to the casual observer, it might appear that so many varied and sundry manifestations of ultraconservatism is only a symptom of how dissatisfied a great many Americans are with the current state of affairs, yes? Ah, but then we learn that there is a common thread tying together all of the organizations mentioned above—along with many more—like turds on a string. And further, when we realize the common thread is one family, Charles and David Koch, who supply an inordinate portion of the funds it takes to keep those organizations going, we must ask: Is it really that Americans are so dissatisfied with the current state of affairs? Or is it just a handful of secretive, mega-rich, manipulating tycoons who shell out great gobs of cash to create the impression that a squeaky wheel is a revolutionary roar? You’ve surely heard of the grim Brothers Koch by now, as their fingers have been caught sticky in recent flubbubs—i.e. Wisconsin, Ohio and Clarence Thomas’ complete absence of honor. And certainly, you’ve heard of the John Birch Society, that WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Cold War relic of which the Koch boys’ father Fred was a founding member. But how much do you really know about these kind of people and the kind of people they associate with? We here in the SFMPB information center thought it might be illuminating to dedicate this issue of The Flutter to a closer look at the Birchers, their legacy and the suffocating gravity they exert over current American politics. And if you can’t imagine they are germane to your own private Idaho, think again. The story arc I relate might have begun 53 years ago and 3,000 miles away, but it ends over in Canyon County, at a back-slapping ceremony put on a mere three weeks ago by a man who doesn’t have the integrity to admit to Idaho citizens who puts the paycheck in his pocket or the ideas in his head. U The John Birch Society first drew breath in Massachusetts in 1958. Outwardly, they claimed to be a response to what they saw as a creeping communist presence in American politics and culture, but from the beginning, their racism was virulent and unmistakable. A quote from an early Birch pamphlet: “The civil rights movement in the United States ... has not been infiltrated by the communists, as you now frequently hear. It has been deliberately and almost wholly created by the communists, patiently building up to this present stage for more than 40 years.” William Pierce was a Bircher long before he founded the National Alliance, a venomous neo-Nazi, white supremacist group. (Pierce also wrote The Turner Diaries, which subsequently became an inspiration for Timothy McVeigh. It told of a future race war in which blacks, Jews and liberals will be hung by the thousands from trees.) Other notable racists on the Birch Society rosters were Gen. Edwin Walker, who led protests of James Meredith’s acceptance into the University of Mississippi, and Tom Metzger, founder of the White Aryan Resistance, a favorite hangout for murderous skinheads. The Birch Society also seems to have had more than its share of sexual aberrations, including Roy Cohn and the Rev. Billy James Hargis, who didn’t seem to care what gender the divinity students he screwed happened to be. And this is the club old Fred Koch helped found and bankroll: a collection of barking dogs so beyond the fringe they accused Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr. and John Kennedy of being communist agents. A loon posse so dripping with kook juice that even William Buckley and Barry Goldwater wanted nothing to do with them. Keep reading next week to find out what Rajah Bill thinks the Koch boys are likely up to in Idaho.

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TR SAW THIS COMING The decline and fall of an American icon

NEW YORK—Why did our political system become so corrupt and unresponsive? How did we end up with such a rigid, Old European-style class system in which you can’t get ahead unless you were born that way? Historian Edmund Morris recently published the final entry of a magisterial trilogy about the life of Theodore Roosevelt. Though frequently listed among the greatest American politicians, TR was an “accidental president” who ascended to power thanks to the murder of William McKinley. His blustery and impolitic style would never have allowed him to win a presidential election. Roosevelt sussed out the perils of unregulated capitalism early on. “The great corporations which we have grown to speak of rather loosely as trusts are the creatures of the State, and the State not only has the right to control them wherever need of such control is shown but it is in duty bound to control them,” he said in 1901. Morris’ book Roosevelt addresses TR’s life after leaving the presidency in 1909: his 1912 run on the independent Bull Moose ticket, his disastrous expedition through the Amazon, and finally the decline of this legendary dynamo after the start of World War I. Few presidents are as revered by both the left and the right. Liberals love TR for his record as an environmentalist and trust-buster. Conservatives like his unapologetic imperialism: The American empire as we know it began with Roosevelt. This biography shines light on many of the systemic ills that afflict the United States today. Roosevelt found it impossible to break the lock of the two major parties.

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Along with their allied press barons, the Republican and Democratic party machines blocked the ex-Rough Rider every step of the way, rendering Roosevelt’s third-party defeat a foregone conclusion. During the Bull Moose run, Roosevelt was shot at close range as he arrived for an appearance in Milwaukee. The bullet, slowed by the printed text of the 50-page speech in his jacket pocket, had nevertheless “pinked” TR. He took the podium, going on to speak for an hour and 15 minutes. Contrast TR’s courageous performance after being shot to our so-called “leaders.” On 9/11, George W. Bush abandoned Washington, fleeing into internal exile before slinking back to the capital. Roosevelt spent his last years hurling scathing critiques of Woodrow Wilson’s reluctance to enter World War I. Nearly 100 years ago, however, the bellicose Roosevelt harbored no delusions about American exceptionalism. Were such self-awareness in greater supply today, we might not be fighting wars on three fronts at the same time we’re lecturing other countries about sovereignty and human rights. Roosevelt’s martial spirit was his blind spot. Unlike most Americans today, he had served valiantly. One of his greatest disappointments was Wilson’s refusal to allow him to fight in the Great War. Despite being sidelined, Roosevelt pushed his sons to enlist. His son Quentin was shot down. The cold reality marked the beginning of the end of a man known for his vigor. “I am not what I was,” TR confessed to his sister. Two years later, Roosevelt was dead, a victim of the American militarism he extolled and symbolized.



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GETTING THEIR ACT TOGETHER Writing new rules for the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Act GEORGE PRENTICE It’s a pretty good bet that Eric Wilson didn’t have The Sound of Music on his mind when he stood before a few dozen early risers gathered in room WW 53 of the Idaho Statehouse on June 2. But a chuckle echoed among the attendees when Wilson, mineral program manager for the Idaho Department of Lands, began the session with a familiar phrase. “Let’s start at the very beginning,” he said. Right on cue, one of the attendees responded, “A very good place to start.” The line got a pretty good laugh for the opening act of negotiations to write new rules governing Idaho gas and oil exploration. In fact, instead of musical theater, the exercise had more in common with Sesame Street. “Let’s start with the A’s,” said Wilson. “A is for act. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Act.” And thus began the arduous task of writing a makeshift dictionary before authoring Idaho’s newest rules. Rule-making is not for the easily distracted. The by-the-letter, word-for-word marathon caused more than one attendee to close his or her eyes and presumably daydream about being anywhere but a practically empty Statehouse on a beautiful day in June. But the importance of the day long session, the first of eight, wasn’t lost on anyone. Nothing short of protecting Idaho’s greatest resource was at stake. “I have one main goal,” said Justin Hayes, program director of Idaho Conservation League. “That Idaho has rules protective of the people’s groundwater.” Across the aisle, literally and figuratively, sat representatives from Bridge Resources, the firm that began natural gas exploration in Payette County more than a year ago. In fact, Bridge’s activities, particularly its desire to “frack” some of its wells, added urgency to the rule negotiations. Bridge calls its process “minifracking,” a scaled-down version of the controversial process of shooting highly pressurized liquids and sand down its wells to enhance gas flows. While fracking—or its more common term fracturing—won’t be fully defined or debated until future sessions, the topic bubbled to the surface on June 2. “This process is all about negotiation and resolution,” Wilson cautioned the participants. “And I’m sure you know which issue in particular I’m talking about.” Wilson was talking about item No. 55

from a very long list of rules: well treatments, including fracturing. “We’re looking for stringent limitations on using hazardous substances,” said Hayes. “We’ll first have to define what is hazardous,” Wilson said. “It strikes me that the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has a role to play here,” Hayes responded. “We really want the DEQ and the Idaho Department of Water Resources to have defined roles to help oversee

retired after serving 25 years as staff attorney for the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. “It’s very difficult to try to remedy a water resource once it’s been contaminated,” said Woodbury. “If you don’t participate in the rule-making now, it will be very difficult to unravel later. You’ll probably end up in court.” On the same side of the aisle as the team from Bridge sat David Hawk, former energy and natural resource director for the J.R. Simplot Company. Hawk currently represents other parties interested in Idaho natural gas exploration. Hawk expressed concern that when the general public weighs in on the proposed rules sometime in mid-October, there will be no time for rebuttals. “I’m concerned about possible allegations raised at the public hearing,” said Hawk. “What’s to prevent less-than-scientific thoughts being expressed? What’s to prevent a comment being made without it being checked or challenged?” “Welcome to my world,” deadpanned Wilson. He laid out a timetable that includes seven more negotiated rule-making sessions, an Aug. 16 presentation to the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (comprised of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho’s statewide elected officials), a mid-October public hearing, and a Nov. 25 deadline to submit to the Idaho Legislature. The 2012 Legislature will get the final say on the rules next winter. “We still don’t know how all this ties together,” said Democratic Rep. Donna Pence of Gooding, the only lawmaker to attend the June 2 session. Pence is a member of the House Resources and Conservation Committee. “It’s not like we have a lot of experience drilling these types of wells.” Meanwhile, Wilson will guide lawmakers, scientists, engineers and citizens through the maze of rule-making for the next two months. The soft-spoken minerals expert may well have one of the most important roles in state government this summer, crafting new rules on what may quickly become Idaho’s newest and possibly most controversial industry. BEN WILSON

For sheer melodrama, events surrounding Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. usually don’t disappoint, and a June 6 public hearing on AEHI’s plans to build a nuclear reactor in Payette County was no exception. In just less than four hours, AEHI CEO Don Gillispie was called a liar, a former gubernatorial candidate warned that Jesus wasn’t happy, and Payette County commissioners were compared to characters from Mother Goose. “Look at you three,” said Payette resident Wylie Griffith, waving his arm at Commissioners Marc Shigeta, Rudy Endrikat and Larry Church. “I’m looking at the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. When you took these jobs, you probably thought you’d be dealing with empty lots and weed patches. Now you’re considering a nuclear plant. The expertise needed for this simply doesn’t sit in this room.” The room was as big as the controversial issue at hand. Because of increased public interest, commissioners moved the hearing to the Payette High School auditorium. Approximately 100 people showed up with more than one-third testifying. For several years, Gillispie has been trying to convince Idaho communities to grant him the right to build a $10 billion nuclear facility. Having no luck in Elmore or Owyhee counties, Gillispie has had some success courting Payette County officials, getting high marks from the mayors of Fruitland, New Plymouth and Payette. But Gillispie’s plans hit a snag in December 2010 when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ordered his company’s assets frozen in the wake of allegations of a “pump and dump” scheme. Prosecutors said Gillispie misled investors with allegedly fraudulent press releases and then sold stock at inflated prices. Ultimately, U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge sided with Gillispie and unfroze AEHI assets, but an SEC spokesman told Citydesk that the commission “was keeping the file open on AEHI.” “There have a been a lot of unusual distractions along the way,” Gillispie testified on June 6. He brought along a good deal of support. Twenty-two individuals testified in favor of his plan, and with good reason— the majority either worked for or contracted with Gillispie. What Gillispie’s opponents lacked in numbers, they made up in emotion. “This thing is a hoax,” said Jeff Webber of Payette. “This guy is a liar.” “In the event of an earthquake or nuclear accident, we would be ruined,” said Betty Bursik of New Plymouth. One opponent took a different tack. The Gem County man who legally changed his name to Pro Life before running twice for governor and once for U.S. Senate said, “It was against God’s law” to pursue nuclear energy. “If Jesus Christ was here tonight, he’d tell you not to split atoms,” said Pro Life. Clearly overwhelmed, commissioners were anxious not to allow a Monday night meeting bleed into Tuesday morning. In pure soap opera fashion, they told everyone to tune in Monday, June 20, when they promised to have a final decision.

which fluids could be used.” “I don’t care how it’s done,” said Ed Hagen, DEQ senior groundwater hydrogeologist. “We just want to make sure groundwater quality is protected, and I think there’s a lot of different ways to do that.” Hagen said DEQ went through a similar exercise of negotiated rule-making for Idaho mine operations several years ago that didn’t go so smoothly. “Line by line,” said Hagen. “That took us two years. And we still had to start over.” Hagen wasn’t overly optimistic about what lies ahead for gas and oil rules. “I think we may be heading in the same direction with this,” said Hagen. “Because, honestly, we’re looking at an industry that has the potential of degrading the environment.” Consequence to the environment is exactly what concerned Scott Woodbury, who recently



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PHIL KUSHLAN Exiting CCDC exec on retirement, rocking chairs and why he would be awful at politics GEORGE PRENTICE

Does 12 years seem like a long time? Not so much. But generally, I’ve been in the public administration business for 42 years. You’ve managed or help manage a number of cities including Eugene, Ore., and Bellevue, Wash. Throughout the years, did you find similarities in how municipalities are managed? The service missions are pretty standard. You know—fire, police, water and sewer. But of course, the politics differ. Do politics push or pull much of what you do now? I think it flavors it.

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A lot of us grew up with the term “urban renewal,” but you don’t hear that phrase anymore. It’s considered a very passe term.


Phil Kushlan doesn’t have any big plans for the Fourth of July. He’ll probably go to a picnic and watch some fireworks. The next day, he’ll head to the office and work his last full day as executive director of the Capital City Development Corporation. Wednesday, July 6, will be his 12th anniversary at CCDC and the first day of his retirement. But Kushlan won’t be a stranger to his colleagues. He’ll spend a year as a consultant to help CCDC find his replacement and assist in the transition.

Is there a term that is more preferred? Any one but that one. Try regeneration or reinvestment or redevelopment. Is it fair to say that there are significant opponents to what you do, no matter what you call it? Sure. But while we have some detractors, I think generally this organization is respected locally and around the state. What were the factors in your decision to retire? I’m 63. But my guess is that you could do this for a few more years if you wanted to. Yeah, but there’s a point where there are other things to do. Personally or professionally? My wife and I like to travel and work sometimes gets in the way. Is a big trip in your near future? We’re going to Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

Is it a challenge to remain apolitical in this position? Not really. You have to be politically astute, but I think there is a clear line that a professional need not cross.

Do you have roots there? My wife’s ancestry is Finnish. We’ve been to Slovenia many times, which is my ancestry.

Did you ever consider entering politics? Once, back in 1977. I quickly dismissed that notion. I would be awful at politics. I’m way too blunt.

What else will fill your days? I don’t know. I’m pretty sure that my rocking chair on our front porch will get old pretty quick.

What are the chances of you staying in Boise for the rest of your days? Pretty much 100 percent. Are you assisting in the search for your successor? I helped an executive search committee define job specs. They’re choosing a recruitment firm. How long might the process take? Longer than they think. I fully expect this process to go until September at least. What might you tell a candidate for your job? Boise is a pretty interesting place to be right now. The recession has certainly impacted us, but I fully expect a resurgence of our urban core. There is probably a very small club of men and women who know how to do this job. Quite small. You have to know about a lot of stuff. And you can’t fake it. I keep telling my board that I’m not an attorney, nor do I have a law degree but it feels like I practice law about half of my time. You have to be thoroughly versed in public agency information, architecture, urban design and, of course, politics.




tate Sen. Nicole LeFavour spent the last day of the 2010 legislative session pounding the marble, going from office to office to meet with members of the House and pleading for a hearing on SB 1105, her bill to address bullying in schools. Much to her dismay, it didn’t happen. The bill suffocated in a desk drawer, unheard. It was an odd fate, considering the massive global backlash against bullying in the last year. It was an even odder fate for a bill that, in a year of bitter partisanship, had nearly unanimous support from both parties in committees and had sailed easily through Idaho’s Senate in a 32-3 vote. “There were a couple of people in the House who said they were seeing a lot of ghosts in the bill,” said LeFavour. “Imagining it would cause things it would never cause. Someone said that saying a bad thing about a gay person might become a misdemeanor.” Though LeFavour said Rep. Bob Nonini wouldn’t give a reason why the bill wasn’t put on the calendar, she believes it was ultimately a victim of politics, buried under issues like federal health-care reform and open primaries. “It had the votes to pass,” said LeFavour. “I don’t think you’re going to find a person in there who’s going to say there isn’t a need for the bill.” That need is illustrated by a 2009 survey of Boise State freshman from Idaho high schools by the Safe Schools Coalition. The report, which measured the perceptions of LGBT harassment and discrimination, found that 87 percent of selfidentified heterosexual students and 92 percent of self-identified LGBT students had witnessed bullying, 36 percent of heterosexual students and 25 percent of LGBT students witnessing it often or very often.

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Third graders at Andrus Elementary learn about bullying from school counselor Judy Herman.

Aside from the immediate safety concerns, being bullied can cause emotional problems that last decades and affect everything from grades and graduation prospects to marital and job success. A study published in the March 1998 edition of the medical journal Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain found a significant connection between migraines in youth and the stress of being bullied. And that’s nothing compared to the recent rash of high-profile suicides by teens bullied for their sexuality, or events like school shootings, which often have roots in bullying. But the bill—which would have required schools to enact and enforce a bullying policy, keep and report data to the state and make a third bullying offense an infraction to be dealt with by a judge—wouldn’t have stopped bullying anyhow. At least Matt McCarter, program coordinator for the Safe and Drug Free Schools Coalition in the Idaho Department of Education, a supporter of the bill, didn’t think so. “The question isn’t can we stop bullying,” said McCarter. “The question is can we do better?” He thinks we can. But to do so, McCarter said the focus needs to be not only on retributive justice against bullies, or on comforting the afflicted, but on improving the overall school climate, something SB 1105 didn’t directly address. The two biggest changes the bill would have made would have been to ramp up penalties, making a third bullying offense a criminal infraction, and to mandate that schools collect data. That data could have been used to more effectively craft policies to address both immediate risks and issues of overall school climate. “If we don’t have clean, accurate, valid data, we don’t even know where to point to find the problem,” he said. Though the bill wasn’t enough, McCarter still saw it as a crucial first step and a giant coup for a state that doesn’t mandate data be collected on hate crimes. “When I wrote the bill, I had been at a number of conferences on bullying,” said LeFavour. “The U.S. Department of Education had folks who would really talk about what was most effective. They said you need

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training for teachers, you need categories, and you need strong principles.” But she said two of those are things that can’t be legislated in Idaho. “Members of the Senate told me it would go nowhere if classes (race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.) were listed,” said LeFavour. This caveat should be no surprise considering Idaho’s perennial failure to amend its human-rights statute to include sexual orientation. But when those statutes are taken off the table, not much is left legislatively except the criminal penalties, something LeFavour said she only put in as a compromise with Senate Education Committee Chairman Sen. John Goedde, a Coeur d’Alene Republican. Well, those and the “second amendment solutions” Blackfoot Republican Rep. Jim Marriott advocated for third-graders facing bullying when he tried to amend the bill to protect a student’s right to self-defense without penalty at a meeting of the House Education Committee on March 22. That proposal was hotly debated, but hit the wall when Boise Democrat Rep. Sue Chew, who had remained silent until that point in the meeting, shared a personal story of the time she brought a knife to her elementary school because of continual harassment for being Asian. However, the training, principles and improved school climates that McCarter and LeFavour talk about to address bullying aren’t totally absent in Idaho. They’re just not universal or mandated at a state level, meaning it’s a combination of the luck of the draw and the amount of resources a district has available that determines the safety and climate of any given school. And nowhere is that divide more clear than in the state’s largest school district— Meridian. A plaque hangs on the wall of Judy Herman’s office at Andrus Elementary proclaiming her Counselor of the Year in the Meridian School District for the 1999-2000 school year. “Strangely enough, I hated school as a kid,” said Herman. “But I’ve been working in one for over 18 years now.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Herman said the massacre at Columbine High School changed her. “I was appalled that something like that could happen in a public school,” she said. “So I started to research bullies, because those boys had been bullied.” But what Herman discovered was that there wasn’t much on the subject. Even the academic data seemed to stick to the ageold paradigm that bullying was just a part of growing up. After reading several bad books and discarding bad course materials, Herman decided to create her own program: Bullyproofing. Starting in the third grade, Herman visits classrooms for an hour every month to give kids a set of tools they can use to identify and effectively combat bully behavior. For example: “If a kid calls you a pickleface, you can say, ‘Hey, thanks for noticing. Am I a sweet pickle or a sour pickle?” Herman said. She also acknowledges taunts have changed drastically since her school days. Much of the work she does with thirdgraders focuses on providing a clear understanding of what bullying is, especially what distinguishes it from teasing. Herman teaches that bullying is one-sided, on purpose, hurtful and repeated. She also distinguishes four different kinds of bullying: verbal (insults and threats), physical (attacks and intimidation), emotional, relational or social (isolation, gossip and “mean girls”), and cyberbullying. “I can always identify the bullies in a class when I talk about social bullying,” Herman said. “They’re the ones the other kids eye nervously.” The day Boise Weekly visited Charla Moran’s third-grade class, students’ hands shot up when Herman asked them a variety of questions about bullying. They quickly identified the different kinds of bullying Herman has classified and eagerly shared examples gleaned from the playground. One of them delicately cited the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. “Bystanders are victims, too,” another said of playground brawls. “They’re only cheering so they don’t get hurt, too.” The kids were also very clear on the difference between reporting bullying and tattling, and that tattling was frowned upon and could potentially be harassment. Herman specifically targets third-graders with these lessons because the majority of bullying happens in fourth to eighth grades. In the fourth grade, Herman introduces concepts of conflict resolution, and in the fifth grade, there is a special course on cyberbullying. After reviewing and discussing the material, Herman showed a short Bullyblockers video from education publisher Pacific Northwest Publishing demonstrating problem-solving strategies with stick figures. More than just offering strategies to help those being bullied to identify and cope with harassment, Herman said she’s also working to educate bullies so that they are aware there will be repercussions. “This way, they know we’re on to them,” said Herman. Though she had to create the bulk of it from scratch, Herman based Bullyproofing off the work of Norwegian researcher Dr. Dan Olweus, who at the Norwegian Ministry of Education’s request, developed one of the world’s first anti-bullying program after a WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

rash of adolescent suicides in 1983. Olweus’ data found that more than 20 percent of students were victims of bullying and 19 percent reported having been a bully “sometimes” or more often. But an analysis of 2,500 students enrolled in the Olweus program over two-and-a-half years showed reductions of 50 percent or more in reports of bullying, as well as drops in fighting, theft and vandalism, and large improvements in overall school climate. Herman found similar results in data she kept for grant applications. And, anecdotally, she said the staff from the middle schools Andrus feeds into tell her they can always tell Andrus students because they’re so welleducated about bullying. But that’s not to say students at the other 48 schools in the Meridian School District are entirely without. Parts of Herman’s curriculum are standardized throughout the district. Students learn about what makes one a bully or a bystander, what makes them a target and what kids should do differently if they find themselves in those roles. What sets her program apart is the volume. Most students only get three half-hour lessons a year in the first, third, fifth, seventh and eighth grades, compared to Herman’s monthly classroom visits. “We have more and more requirements in reading, math, social studies. You have to then find time in the academic day to teach those lessons,” said Jeanne Buschine, coordinator of counseling services for the Meridian School District. Buschine said they try to find ways to wrap such lessons into other curricula, like using books read in English classes to broach the subject, but that it becomes a complex issue of timing. “It’s hard to squeeze in social, emotional lessons in an academically challenging, rigorous curriculum,” she said. But Buschine said what Herman is doing differently is taking that basic platform and going beyond just what’s required. “I have no requirement in my job to do this,” said Herman. “But it’s so effective, and it cuts down on our discipline referrals. Instead of putting out a fire while it’s happening, we’re going in and doing prevention.” Buschine said expanding the district’s program to be more like Herman’s would be awesome. “But realistically, I don’t know that with budget and staffing cuts, we’ll be able to increase anything next year,” she said. “I don’t even know that we’ll have the money for new curriculum.” “We don’t have a lot of bullying here,” said Herman. “It’s a peaceful little place. Prevention is everything. And there’s so many ways to do it. It’s easy.” In fact, Herman said her biggest problem isn’t the kids; it’s the adults who repeat the time-failed advice of their parents to either ignore the bully or fight back. “In today’s world, when you ignore a bully, they may go home and get a gun or a knife,” said Herman. As for fighting back: “What are you going to do when your kid is suspended?” said Herman. That’s why Herman, like McCarter, stresses that staff and adults have to be trained as well. If they’re not all on the same page, if rules or principles are enforced in one classroom but not another, then there is no chance of accomplishing anything.

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A 2009 survey of incoming Boise State freshmen from Idaho schools by the Safe Schools Coalition found the vast majority of students were no strangers to bullying.

That’s why she said the Legislature’s failed approach—criminalizing bullying— wouldn’t have been effective without a program like hers to work in conjunction. “How can it?” Herman asks. “It’s like saying speeding is an offense but not setting a speed limit.” But the lack of a mandate for antibullying programs in the failed legislation is where things start to get murky. Despite the proven success of programs like those of Olweus and Herman, not everyone agrees they’re a good idea. Elizabeth Swanson of the Protect Kids Foundation told the Christian podcast Wallbuilders Live that bullying is a problem fabricated by those seeking to gain power, and that anti-bully programs are attempts to “homosexualize their children.” “For the first time in our history, America is faced with a powerful movement that defines its alleged ‘rights’ in terms of the deprivation of the fundamental rights of others,” she said. “As a result, the homosexual movement is depriving other Americans of civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.” Articles on the Protect Kids Foundation’s website also decry the federal school safety czar’s safe and drug-free schools program as a “homo-genda” that will open a door to more “fascist” and “pro-homosexual” indoctrination. But it’s fair to say that this is a fringe position, quite possibly not even a legitimate one to consider within a society founded on the ideals of universal protection of human rights. But fringe or not, that sort of advocacy has the deep pockets of church funding and a worldwide audience through the Internet. But it’s not just the religious right that has doubts about anti-bullying programs. Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, feels that bully curriculums don’t differentiate between bullying and harassment, and that mislabeling disregards and undermines legal rights of students under Title IX, the part of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits gender

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discrimination in education. She believes that labeling acts as bullying can even be deliberate attempts by schools to avoid their legal responsibilities. “All the conversations we’ve been having about bullying for the last 10 years are setting us back on gender-based violence and sexual harassment,” Miller told hundreds of teachers at the Real Teens Real Pressures conference on April 20. “Bullying is something people are able to talk about, but sexual harassment, they’re not,” Miller said. To address this, and the issue as a whole, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken introduced the Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2010—a law modeled after Title IX—to Congress in February 2010. The act would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools. Like Idaho’s bill, the act didn’t get out of committee either. But with a base of support and a lot of momentum behind the issue, it’s likely we haven’t seen the last of these federal efforts. Despite seemingly strong bipartisan support, and the specter of potential action by the federal government, there are foes of anti-bullying programs in the state Legislature as well. “If I remember the bill correctly, the back part of the bill requires data collection,” said Sen. Dean Mortimer, an Idaho Falls Republican and one of the three senators who voted against SB 1105. He added that he wasn’t as opposed to schools collecting data as much as he was opposed to them having to report that data to the state because he felt it burdened the schools with paperwork. “With what I remember, the current statute seems sufficient,” Mortimer said. Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, a Cottonwood Republican, another who voted against the bill, also felt existing rules are sufficient. “The school already has rules that the superintendents should be following to deal with the matter,” Nuxoll said. Asked why there was still a problem if the existing rules were sufficient, Nuxoll said she didn’t know WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

why, only that legislation wouldn’t help. “I just don’t think it needs to go that far, to the law. It should be done between the parents and the school. I think we have the stuff in place to make it happen, it just needs to happen,” she said. She then suggested that parents who are having trouble with bullying watch the made-for-TNT movie, Gifted Hands, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. “I don’t buy it,” said Dan Savage, a syndicated columnist and author. “State legislators live to impose paperwork. It’s really a desire to ignore the problem. If there’s data, then there’s evidence. And then they would have to do something that would run contrary to the push by social conservatives to deny the existence of LGBT kids.” After a rash of high-profile suicides by teens, bullied for being gay, Savage founded the It Gets Better Project, a YouTube channel in which gay and formerly bullied adults offer solace to tormented youth through personal stories. The channel currently features more than 10,000 videos that have been viewed nearly 1.4 million times. There are even videos from high-profile figures like President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. “The culture used to offer this deal to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: You’re ours to torture until you’re 18,” Savage wrote in The Stranger, the Seattle alt-weekly of which he is editorial director. “You will be bullied and tormented at school, at home, at church—until you’re 18. Then you can do what you want. You can come out, you can move away and, maybe, if the damage we’ve done isn’t too severe, you can recover and build a life for yourself. “There’s just one thing you can’t do after you turn 18: You can’t talk to the kids we’re still torturing, the LGBT teenagers being assaulted emotionally, physically and spiritually in the same cities, schools and churches you escaped from. And if you do attempt to talk to the kids we’re still torturing, we’ll impugn your motives, we’ll accuse you of being a pedophile or pederast, we’ll claim you’re trying to recruit children into the gay lifestyle. That was the old order, and it fell apart when the It Gets Better Project went viral.” While LGBT kids are targeted for bullying at much higher rates, Savage said what really sets them apart is that there is no one for them to turn to. Racial minorities most commonly go home to parents who have faced similar issues, but LGBT kids most commonly go home to straight parents, who may be living in forceful, even violent denial. But Savage is realistic. He doesn’t think the It Gets Better Project has any chance of stopping bullying. “The point of the project is to give despairing LGBT kids hope,” he said. And hope is certainly something they’re in need of. After his jaw was broken by a bully and the school refused to act, Jerome resident Nichole Harris brought her nephew Devante to a meeting of the House Education Committee to plead for help. Legislators asked what would help and he put it plainly. “I would like you to pass this bill so I can go to school and feel safe instead of worryWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

ing that my jaw might get broken again.” Legislators praised the boy’s bravery and moved the bill through committee. But despite their stated intent to help, the bill was never even brought to the floor. And potentially more damaging, education funding as a whole was gutted in the 2010 session, meaning the existing programs to improve school climate must now get by with even less. According to McCarter, the state’s school safety expert, those programs are what really count. He said that to get serious about the issue, three things need to happen. First, behavior expectations must be transparent and overt. He offered examples of schools that paint murals in common areas outlining basic expectations like safety and courtesy. Second, teachers must be held to the same standards. “Bullying is often kids imitating adult social behavior,” McCarter said. Though it seems like this second requirement should be a given, the subtleties can be trickier than one might think. The Safe Schools Coalition survey found 58 percent of heterosexual students and 48 percent of LGBT students reported hearing homophobic remarks often or very often from other students. It also found that 13 percent of heterosexual students and 17 percent of LGBT students heard them from teachers or staff. Third, those policies must be enforced consistently. “Kids have a keen sense of justice,” said McCarter. “They know when someone gets a pass instead of getting busted.” McCarter said that selective and subjective enforcement is poison to any attempts to address the issue of bullying. Unfortunately it’s also been standard operating procedure to address bullying for all of human history. It’s punished by some authority figures, encouraged by others, and often who it is doing the bullying can be the deciding factor about whether there are repercussions. Though it failed, it should be pointed out that SB 1105 would only have addressed one of the three issues, the consistent enforcement, by changing language in the existing laws from “a student who violates any provision of this section may be guilty of an infraction” to “shall be guilty of an infraction.” That line, the one stipulating consistent enforcement, was the major bone of contention, with nearly one-third of the representatives present at the March 22 meeting of the House Education Committee speaking against it. And as Sen. Steve Vick, a Dalton Gardens Republican and the third no vote in the Senate, put it: “I had two concerns with the legislation. It was more state mandates on local school districts and we are trying to legislate what should be common sense.” Of course, what constitutes common sense varies from person to person. “What characterizes this issue best isn’t what’s said, but what’s left unsaid,” McCarter said. And what appears to be unsaid is while the wolves are busy roaming the schoolyard, the chickens are roosting in the Statehouse.

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The 25th annual Garden Tour is sure to be a swingin’ time.

SUNDAY JUNE 12 flowers 2011 GARDEN TOUR They’ve got Delta Spirit, yes they do.

SATURDAY JUNE 11 music GEM STATE JAM It’s time again to get locked up in the Old Idaho Penitentiary for an evening of music for a good cause. The third annual, all-ages Gem State Jam will feature both local and national bands, with San Diego indie rockers Delta Spirit headlining. Other bands include the Johnny Cash-inspired Cash’d Out, folk artist Maria Taylor from Alabama, Alaskan blues artist Lige Williamson, raucous Nevada-based act Buster Blue and Idaho bands Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Old Death Whisper and Rumblefish. Local vendors will provide food—from pizza to sandwiches to barbeque—to satisfy your cravings, and New Belgium and Pabst Blue Ribbon will be on hand with beers. There will also be a selection of wines available. Once you’ve had your fill in the penitentiary courtyard, you can take a tour of the prison and its various exhibits with a volunteer guide. If a history lesson—or possible ghostly encounter—isn’t your cup of pruno, check out artist showcases and pieces by featured vendors from around the Northwest. But beware: You could be put in a cell with the old prison’s spirits for littering. GSquare Productions and the Idaho Historical Society designed the night around a strict recycling program that will create the smallest carbon footprint possible. 2:30–11 p.m., $50 VIP, $20 adv., $25 door, $10 ages 5-12, 5 and under FREE. Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-334-2844,

FRIDAYSATURDAY JUNE 10-25 bikes PEDAL 4 THE PEOPLE Potlucks, death-defying trail and road rides, minibike

challenges, a prestigious singles championship and a fierce bake-off. And this is just Day No. 1. Pedal 4 the People is the Treasure Valley’s newest summer bike festival. The event, sponsored by Boise Bicycle Project, is a two-week, DIY fest that welcomes bike enthusiasts of any shape, size or state of mind.

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The festival is built on engagement at a community and organizational level. Other than events planned by BBP and other cycling groups, citizens have organized bike polo tournaments, fixed-gear trick contests, and the Franken48 event, where participants have 48 hours to build the most ridiculous, two-wheeled nightmare they

If you’ve ever giraffe-necked over a stranger’s fence, eyeing a flowering clematis as it climbs along the wooden slats and tumbles down into a lush backyard garden, the 2011 Garden Tour is for you. On Sunday, June 12, you can sate your inner garden stalker as you tour 10 private gardens in Eagle and Meridian. Presented by the Lunaria League, the Garden Tour is now in its 25th year, and all proceeds benefit Idaho Botanical Garden. Here’s a brief synopsis of what you can expect at each stop. Garden No. 1 features a sunken formal perennial garden and “a majestic, life-size topiary, in the shape of elk.” Garden No. 2 offers a “cool oasis of ponds, patios [and] vegetable gardens” from Edwards Greenhouse employee Wendy Southerland, while garden No. 3 has a “cottage garden in front bursting with perennials.” Garden No. 4 offers fruit trees and bee boxes, while garden No. 5 showcases iron water features that “carry a stream to two separate ponds with pedal boats and a dock.” Gardens No. 6, 7 and 8 connect along the Cherry Lane Golf Course, while garden No. 9 celebrates the Victorian style with a picket fence and “charming miniature gardens.” Garden No. 10 finishes the tour off with “a unique conifer collection, punches of annual color and a collection of metal art placed throughout the garden.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $20, payable at any garden on the tour. Visit to print out a copy of the Garden Tour map.

possibly can. The Helladrome race on Friday, June 10, in the armory parking lot will offer a great introduction and kickoff for P4theP. This race is described as “velodrome + criterium + cyclecross,” and also features a funny bike challenge, in which the only criteria is that your ride be a 20-inch or smaller kids bike. BBP is donating all proceeds to its Biking for Buying the Building campaign, but all event coordinators have free reign over where their donations and acquired funds are attributed. Friday, June 10-Saturday, June 25, prices vary. Various locations around Boise. For more info, call 208-429-6250 or email Jimmy Hallyburton at jimmy@boisebicycleproject.

org. For an event schedule, visit p4thep.html.

TUESDAYTHURSDAY JUNE 14-16 musical MAMMA MIA! A bride-to-be is trying to find her father before her wedding day, and it could be one of three men. This could either be an episode of Maury (“You are not the father”) or a hit musical. Hint: ABBA singles accompany the storyline, including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and

“Super Trouper.” You guessed it. Mamma Mia, one of the world’s most popular musicals—shown globally seven times a day— will be coming to Boise for a slew of all-ages performances. Some of ABBA’s most popular songs narrate the plot of a young woman who wants to be walked down the aisle by her father, who has been absent her entire life. She learns it could be one of three men after reading her mother’s diary from 20 years prior. Feeling intuition on her side, she invites all three to the wedding, where the real fun (and complications) begin. Though you can blast the Swedish band’s greatest hits any day of the week at home or in your car, this WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M




Savor the flavor at Savor Idaho.

SUNDAY JUNE 12 food and wine SAVOR IDAHO If the crew of YouTube’s Epic Meal Time can teach us anything—besides how to roll fast food sushi or construct a giant corndog—it’s the epic potential in absurd quantities of food and alcohol. Fortunately, you don’t have to consume 45,000 calories worth of bacon and Four Lokos in one sitting to understand this connection. Now in its third year, Savor Idaho, hosted by the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission, will showcase a vast array of Idaho’s wineries and restaurants to satisfy both the foodie and the wino in you. Wine enthusiasts can sample award-winning wines, taste recent releases and chat with the winemakers about their creations, with the opportunity to purchase their favorite bottles. Tasting will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and run until 6 p.m. This year, wineries include Bitner Vineyards, Cinder, Cold Springs Winery, Fraser Vineyard, Indian Creek Winery, Ste. Chapelle and many more. The tasting doesn’t stop there. Local chefs from Idaho’s premier restaurants will prepare taste-sized portions of special menu items, including noshes like roasted pork posole from Bardenay, lemon cupcakes with lavender cream frosting from Bon Appetit, chopped sirloin tapas and onion marmalade from D’Arcys Catering, Thai spring rolls from Mai Thai and a selection of artisan breads from Zeppole. And to get you spinning, the Wheel of Wine is back with fabulous incentives to raise money for the Idaho Wine Scholarship Fund, which helps to educate community members on the process of winemaking. Other wine- and food-related exhibitors will also be in attendance to supplement the imbibing with entertainment and educational displays. Tickets are $40 for ages 21 and older, and can be purchased online at or at Idaho Botanical Garden. You can snag two tickets for $70 with the Boise Weekly Card at 2-6 p.m., $40. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649,

day, June 16, 7:30 p.m., $40-$72.50. Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1110,

is an opportunity to dance and sing along with trained actors and other fans, both seasoned and new. Tuesday, June 14–Thurs-


Lyle and John performing together? Gotta Lovett.


Fleur de sel, a type of French sea salt, is handharvested in the summer months by scraping off the top layer of crystals that form on salt evaporation ponds. It’s a rare—and delicious—mineral-rich salt with a faint smell of the sea. Boise’s Janjou Patisserie, an artisan boutique bakery, features the exotic salt in a few of its handcrafted desserts. Janjou’s buttery chocolate and fleur de sel cake, for example, boasts hunks of bittersweet dark chocolate coated in fleur de sel, baked up in a rich Belgian chocolate cake batter. According to its website, Janjou Patisserie takes pride in BOISE CO-OP using only the finest foodstuffs, 888 W. Fort St. 208-472-4500 “We use no artificial ingredients or preservatives so everything we make tastes of what was used to make it.” Spearheaded by head baker Moshit Mizrachi-Gabbitas, Janjou Patisserie also features an array of tarts, cookies, cheesecakes, coffee cakes, macaroons and petit fours. Additionally, it offers a selection of quiches—in flavors like tomato onion or mushroom leek—and savory pastries, like the layered black olive and pecorino pastry. You can order Janjou’s exquisitely packaged confections online at or find a limited selection of products— like orange Florentine sables, palmiers and chocolate orange crinkles—at Boise Co-op, next to the Gaston’s Bakery bread display. —Tara Morgan

music LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT Iconic Texan and country/jazz music legend Lyle Lovett has become just as famous for his personal life as he has for his nasaly vocals and lanky frame. His brief marriage to Julia Roberts in the early ’90s rocketed him into the Hollywood spotlight, and he’s continued polishing his acting chops ever since, starring in a number of Robert Altman’s films like Short Cuts and Cookie’s Fortune. Lovett also hit up the TV circuit, making appearances on shows like Dharma and Greg and Mad About You. In December 2010, he reunited with Helen Hunt on stage, playing the singing role of Balthasar in the Shakespeare Center of L.A.’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. You can watch the Grammy-winning musician, screen actor and thespian command the stage at Outlaw Field on Tuesday, June 14, with special guest John Hiatt. A prolific rock musician and songwriter, Hiatt has released 19 studio albums over his career and had songs covered by everyone from Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan to Mandy Moore and Iggy Pop. Hiatt’s highest-charting studio album, Perfectly Good Guitar (1993), was released in the middle of the grunge era and the title track includes the oddly tragic lyrics, “Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars / Smashing a perfectly good guitar.” 7 p.m., $45. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649,

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY JUNE 8 Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Unwind mid-week with friends, live music and a cold beverage during this family-friendly concert series. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, downtown, Boise,

On Stage MISS IDAHO 2011 PAGEANT—Contestants compete for scholarships and the chance to represent Idaho in the Miss America pageant. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

Food & Drink INTRO TO BASQUE CUISINE— Four chefs and a sommelier from Bizkaia, Basque Country, will be in Boise to share their culinary expertise. Seminars and prices vary. More at Email for more info. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208331-5097 or 208-342-9983,

Calls to Artists BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CONTEST—Submit your best/unique/ quirky original black and white photo for entry into BW’s Black and White Photo contest. Categories are people, places or things. Prints must be at least 8 inches in one dimension, mounted on white 16-inch by 20-inch mat board. Digital images are permitted also. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in all three categories, and the overall winner will grace the BW cover on June 22. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 8. $5 per entry. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055,

Literature BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit, critique and encourage each other. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208376-4229,

Sports & Fitness MATCH FOR PATCH TOURNAMENT—Proceeds from this tournament will benefit Project Patch. Includes practice balls, 18 holes, cart, tee gift, hole contests, prizes, awards lunch, live auction and stories from Patch alumni. Visit to register. 8 a.m. $110. Shadow Valley Golf Course, 15711 Hwy. 55, Eagle, 208-939-6699,

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Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—Volunteers may donate their 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,

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

MISS IDAHO 2011 PAGEANT— See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, TAMING OF THE SHREW—An adaptation of Shakespeare’s love story set in 1959. Dinner is optional on Friday and Saturday nights, and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. Visit for more info. 7 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,

Food & Drink Kids & Teens DRAW FANTASY CREATURES— Kids ages 7-9 will use different mediums and styles in learning to draw fantasy creatures. Class is held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings. Fee includes supplies. 4-5:30 p.m. $40. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— Young designers, inventors and engineers can bring their creations to life with Legos. Bring a shoebox full of your own if you’ve got them. Some will be provided for you if you don’t. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE—Play video games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Lego Rock Band and more on six screens with other gamers. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181,

Odds & Ends 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’s, 7845 W. Emerald, Boise, 208378-1890.

THURSDAY JUNE 9 Festivals & Events EAGLE FUN DAYS—Four days of family centric fun, sponsored by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce. Highlights include a carnival, kids’ triathlon, street dance, wet and wild parade, Rocky Mountain oyster feed and more. Visit for a complete schedule of events and details.

On Stage IMPROVOLUTION—An improv group whose sole aim is to make you laugh. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533,

BEER AND WINE TASTINGS— Sample a rotating selection of European wines and beers. See website for more info. 5-8 p.m. $10. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208658-1364, tresbonnescuisine. com. INTRO TO BASQUE CUISINE— See Wednesday. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208331-5097 or 208-342-9983,

Workshops & Classes GLASS FUSING BASICS I CLASS—Introductory class to learn the basics of working with fused glass, including cutting, design and more. You will make a dish and three pendants. 6:309:30 p.m. $75. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055, WATERING SYSTEMS CLASS— Eight-week course on constructing, growing and maintaining a home garden. Sign up for the series or individual classes. Call 208-284-3712 for more info. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25 per class, $160 for the series. Earthly Delights Organic Farm, 372 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 353, Eagle.

Literature FANTASTIC WORLDS BOOK CLUB—Discussion of The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, 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. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995,

Citizen EVENING IN THE GARDEN— Spend an evening in the garden tasting wine, snacking on hors d’ oeuvres, listening to live music and bidding on auction items. Proceeds to benefit the Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity. Call 208853-4000 or 208-331-2916 to purchase tickets. 6-9 p.m. $25. FarWest Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4000.


8 DAYS OUT Farmers Markets CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—4:30-8:30 p.m. Downtown Boise, Eighth Street from Bannock Street to Main Street, MERIDIAN URBAN MARKET—5-9 p.m. FREE, 208-3313400, Downtown Meridian on Idaho Street between Main and Second streets, meridianurbanmarket.

Kids & Teens DRAW FANTASY CREATURES— See Wednesday. Kids ages 1015 meets on three consecutive Thursday evenings. 4-5:30 p.m. $40. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

Odds & Ends ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Old Chicago-Downtown, 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, AMPED AND DANGEROUS KARAOKE—9:30 p.m. FREE. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956. CHIP AND A CHAIR POKER— Practice your poker skills for free while earning points toward prizes and glory. 6 p.m. and 9

p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-3453878. LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Dutch Goose, 2502 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208459-9363,; 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379,; 8 p.m. FREE. The Office, 6125 W. Fairview, Boise, 208-672-0087; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s, 1460 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208855-0343. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. PURLS AND PAGES BOOK GROUP—Spend the night knitting, crocheting or embroidering and chatting about your favorite book. 7 p.m. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP—Practice rolling/slurring your Rs during this Spanish conversation group hosted by CR Languages. 6 p.m. FREE. Sapphire Bar and 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 JUNE 10 Festivals & Events EAGLE FUN DAYS—See Thursday. Visit for a complete schedule of events and details. WOMEN’S EXPO—Check out demonstrations, speakers, fashion shows and more during this expo celebrating women. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $6, FREE for kids 12 and younger. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

On Stage BORN THIS WAY!—Join the ladies of LipsInc! and special guest Minerva Jayne in celebrating 14 years of entertaining the masses. $1 from each admission will be donated to Boise Pride. Reserve your seat by calling 208-368-0405. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208336-1313, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— Three actors armed with an outrageous assembly of outerwear and props cram all of Shakespeare’s plays and two sonnets into this two-hour show. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, FLEMMING—Comedic thriller in which Henry Flemming sells off his lucrative business to become a detective and finds his calling, much to his wife’s dismay. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, MISS IDAHO 2011 PAGEANT— See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

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TAMING OF THE SHREW—See Thursday. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208385-0021, THE WIZARD OF OZ—Familyfriendly production of the beloved story in an outdoor setting. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

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INTRO TO BASQUE CUISINE— See Wednesday. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208331-5097 or 208-342-9983,

Workshops & Classes GLASS FUSING BASICS I CLASS—See Thursday. 6:309:30 p.m. $75. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055,



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8 DAYS OUT Friday, June 10, 8:45pm

B3 Side

Saturday, June 11, 8:45pm

Random Canyon Growlers Sunday, June 12, 8:45pm

Chad Summervil with Sharif Mondays, 8:00pm Open Mic with

Rebecca Scott & Rob Hill Tuesdays, 9:00pm

Booze Clues Trivia

plus Prizes with EJ Pettinger Wednesdays, 8:45pm

Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats Thursdays, 8:45pm

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP— Monthly meeting for those living with lupus, featuring various guest speakers. Call 208-2508699 for more info. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Complex Care Hospital of Idaho, 2131 S. Bonito Way, Meridian, 1-877-801-2244, WALK-IN GLASS STUDIO HOURS—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,

The Frim Fram 4

Open 7 days a week at 3 pm No Cover & Smoke Free

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,

Odds & Ends KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th, Boise, 208-343-0886, KARAOKE CONTEST—Practice begins at 7 p.m. and the contest is at 9 p.m. The winner gets $100. 7 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699. KARAOKE WITH CHRIS JOHNSON—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge, 1115 N. Curtis Rd., Boise, 208-376-2700.


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.

Food & Drink

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208429-9908, box ofďŹ ce 208-3369221,

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FEED—Enjoy live music and/or participate in a volleyball tournament in addition to grubbing on the, uh, delicacies. Visit eagleďŹ for more info. 5-10 p.m. $20-$25 adults, $10 kids ages 12 and younger. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive (in the Eagle River Development), Eagle.

FLEMMING—See Friday. 8:15 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, FUELED BY DESPERATION COMEDY SHOW—Staring Gabe Dunn. 8 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, TAMING OF THE SHREW—See Friday. 6:15 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions. org. 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, THE WIZARD OF OZ—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208462-5523,

INTRO TO BASQUE CUISINE— See Wednesday. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208331-5097 or 208-342-9983,

SEAFOOD BASH—Mike Compton, known for the music he wrote for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, will perform along with locals Chicken Dinner Road Band. A Southern boil-style buffet is on the menu for the evening. Purchase tickets in advance at Seasons. See Food News, Page 36, for more. 5 p.m. $30. Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering, 1117 E. Winding Creek Road, Eagle, 208-939-6680,

Workshops & Classes CLAY WORKSHOP—Demonstrations and hands-on work with Deborah Schwartzkopf, artist in residence at Pottery Northwest in Seattle. June 10-12. $225 members. $250 nonmembers. Boulder Mountain Clayworks, 417 E. 10th St., Ste. B6, Ketchum, 208-726-4484, 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,

Festivals & Events CENTRAL BENCH SPRING FESTIVAL—Bring the family to the park for an entire day of fun. There will be live music, local community resource groups with info for you, softball games for all ages and skill levels, a salsa contest, food vendors and local artists painting work to be auctioned off. Proceeds from the event will go to neighborhood reinvestment projects. Email or call 208-713-1104 if you are interested in playing softball or to RSVP. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Cassia Park, 4600 W. Camas St., Boise.

IDAHO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Call 541-344-2739 (x203) for more info

EAGLE FUN DAYS—See Thursday. Visit for a complete schedule of events and details. WOMEN’S EXPO—See Friday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $6, FREE for kids ages 12 and younger. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650,

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BORN THIS WAY!—See Friday. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313,

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


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

WALK AND TALK—Meet Dr. Sams at the entrance to the park for a stroll and discussion concerning various health topics. Call 208-888-7242 for more info. Noon-2 p.m. FREE. Kathryn Albertson Park, 1001 Americana Blvd., Boise.

Farmers Markets CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, 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 S. Middleton Road, NAMPA FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE, located on Front Street and 14th Avenue South in Lloyd’s Square,

Kids & Teens BIOBLITZ AND KIDS FISHING DAY—A 24-hour rapid survey of biological diversity surrounding the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge that includes guided boat trips to catch ďŹ sh on Lake Lowell, nature walks and insect collecting. There will be ďŹ shing, interactive exhibits and craft activities as well. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, 208467-9278,at. LIMELIGHT NIGHT HIP-HOP DANCE—Hip-hop dancing for teenagers and 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, 208898-9425.

Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— See Friday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. THE GREAT ESCAPE V: RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE—Fandemonium presents an all-ages dance party, complete with DJs, dancing, a costume contest, games and more. Email info@ for more info. 7 p.m.-midnight. $6, $10 per couple. The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900. SHOW AND SHINE—Sell your car, bike, sled, boat and more while enjoying live music with Riff Raff, contests, food and drinks. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699.


SUNDAY JUNE 12 Festivals & Events 2011 GARDEN TOUR—The Lunaria League presents this tour of 10 private gardens in Eagle and the surrounding area as a beneďŹ t for Idaho Botanical Garden. Musicians will play and artists will display their work in the gardens during this 25th anniversary of the event. Visit to purchase tickets. See Picks, Page 18. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $20. EAGLE FUN DAYS—See Thursday. Visit for a complete schedule of events and details. SAVOR IDAHO—Idaho’s premier wine and food event features an array of Idaho wineries and restaurants, providing a unique opportunity to sample some of the best in the area in one spot. Must be ages 21 or older to attend. See Picks, Page 19. 2-6 p.m. $40. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

On Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— See Friday. 7 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208429-9908, box ofďŹ ce 208-3369221,

Workshops & Classes CLAY WORKSHOP—See Friday. $225 members. $250 nonmembers. Boulder Mountain Clayworks, 417 E. 10th St., Ste. B6, Ketchum, 208-726-4484,

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

Odds & Ends SHOW AND SHINE—See Saturday. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699. 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.

Animals & Pets ALMOST SUMMER BLACK DOG WALK—Bring your own dog and join Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP) in bringing awareness to the plight of black dogs and cats in shelters. Visit for more info. Noon. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-345-2929,

MONDAY JUNE 13 Workshops & Classes VASECTOMY INFO CLASS—Do you feel like your child-rearing days should come to an end? Get all the info you need at this class so that you can make an informed decision. 6 p.m. FREE. Central District Health Department, 707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise, 208-375-5211, cdhd.

Calls to Artists BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART SUBMISSIONS— Each week’s cover of Boise Weekly is a piece of work from a local artist. BW pays $150 for published covers. One stipulation of publication is that the piece be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. Proceeds from the auction are reinvested in the local arts community through a series of private grants for which all artists are eligible to apply. To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ. For more information contact Art Director Leila Rader at leila@boiseweekly. com. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., 208-344-2055, boiseweekly. com.

Literature CLASSICS YOU FORGOT TO READ—Discussion about L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ANTHONY DOERR—Doerr has just ďŹ nished a three-year term as Idaho’s Writer in Residence. This is your chance to glean some of what he knows and improve your writing. Email budesen@ for more info. 9 a.m.-noon. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491,

Odds & Ends BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699. BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian.

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8 DAYS OUT KARAOKE—7 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-6699. KNITTING CLUB—Bring your projects to work on or go to learn. All ages welcome. 7 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, PEACE OUT—Four-day camp for teens and young adults with a focus on nonviolent conflict resolution and celebrating peace. Email peace2you@rocketmail. com for more info. 1-9 p.m. $40. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise. 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.

TUESDAY JUNE 14 On Stage THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)— See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. MAMMA MIA—Broadway in Boise, featuring the music of ABBA. See Picks, Page 18. 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

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

Literature LITERARY STUNT CLUB—Meeting to plan the next literary stunt to help promote literacy in kids ages 9-15. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229,

Talks & Lectures ANTHONY DOERR READING— Idaho native and celebrated author will read selected works. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491,

Kids & Teens

Odds & Ends

PAJAMA STORYTIME AND CRAFT—Kids are welcome to wear their PJs and listen to stories. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181,

ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-3453878.

OTAKU CLUB—Anime and manga club for teens. 4 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531,

ARTS/BOOK REVIEW GETTING ORIENTED WITH DANIEL OROZCO Daniel Orozco’s resume is as thick as his body of work is thin. Despite his stories appearing in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Harper’s, Zoetrope, McSweeney’s, receiving a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in fiction, lecturing at Stanford University and currently teaching creative writing at the University of Idaho, Orientation, his first book—a collection of short stories (June 2011)—is an anorexic 160 pages. But it’s not the size of the book, it’s what you do with it. And Orozco does some impressive stuff. The nine stories are perplexing, haunting, infuriating, disconnected and bizarrely comedic. “Officers Weep” is a love story of sorts, detailed in the bone-dry verbiage of police reports that follow two officers through a typical day at the office as they follow the trail of a chainsaw thief, violently suppress a protest, and share chimichangas at sunset. “6700 block, Coast Highway. Officers go to beach, park at overlook. Officers pooped, reposed. They do not speak. They sip double lattes, ponder view,” it reads. “The Bridge,” follows a construction worker after his flyby encounter with a woman in the process of committing suicide while he is suspended on scaffolding, repairing a bridge. Though it’s only 10 pages, it’s the sort of devastating narrative that requires processing before moving on in the book. And that is Orozco’s true gift. The stories all manage the complex trick of being narratively clipped, arguably even unresolved, and yet feeling as if they stretch for decades in both directions beyond their boundaries. It’s an especially complex trick for stories in the collection like “The Hunger Games,” “Shakers,” and “Only Connect,” which lack any sense of narrative spine, jumping from character to character and plot thread to plot thread, following whatever seems shiny at the moment. They are disconnected as narratives, yet function fully as literary impressionism. Because of the ever-shifting style and lack of follow-through, not all the stories are universally gripping. “Somoza’s Dream,” the longest story in the book at 34 pages, is not an attention grabber, and it takes work to get through some of the more fractured narratives. But when Orozco is on, he’s on fire. —Josh Gross

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8 DAYS OUT BOOZE CLUES—Trivia and prizes with the one and only E.J. Pettinger. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.


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.

Festivals & Events ALIVE AFTER FIVE—See Wednesday, June 8. 5 p.m. FREE, The Grove, downtown, Boise.

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.

PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—Part of The Idaho Loud Writers’ Program. Includes 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,

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR— 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, 208-3453588. PABST BINGO NIGHT—Play bingo for PBR, swag and other random stuff found at secondhand 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,

On Stage THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA—Valentine and Proteus’ friendship is put to the test in this comedy by the Bard. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221,

PEACE OUT—See Monday. 1-9 p.m. $40. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise. POKER—See Thursday. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208321-1811.


POKER NIGHT—Prizes for first and second places. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Montego Bay, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208853-5070, montegobayidaho. com.

ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS— Senior guests (age 62 and older) receive free admission all day plus a guided talk on the current exhibit. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

Literature LONNIE WILLIS: BOOK SIGNING—The author of The True Adventures of a Texas Sharecropper Kid will read from and sign copies of his memoir. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229,

Talks & Lectures LINDA HOYT—The writer and teacher will speak on Raising the Bar with Nonfiction Writing: Exploring Content, Form and Craft in Room 101 of the Business building on campus. Visit for more info. 2-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-4261000,

Green TREASURE VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING—Monthly meeting for orchid enthusiasts. $20, $30 per couple for yearly membership dues, Signature Pointe Clubhouse, 3509 N. Cole Road, Boise, 208-322-1208,

Citizen BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT VOLUNTEER NIGHT—See Wednesday, June 8. 6-8 p.m. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520,

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

Kids & Teens

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

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,

Odds & Ends LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. The Lift Bar and Grill, 4091 W. State St., Boise, 208342-3250,; 7 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-3453878; 8 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Wild Wings, 3223 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 208-288-5485,; 9 p.m. FREE. Applebee’s, 7845 W. Emerald, Boise, 208-378-1890. PEACE OUT—See Monday. 1-9 p.m. $40. Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 1520 N. 12th St., Boise.

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CULTS: CULTS Hazy Brooklyn duo Cults just dropped this summer’s Person Pitch. Like Panda Bear’s acclaimed 2007 release, Cults’ self-titled debut combines sun-drenched reverb with waterlogged loops and swirling samples. But Cults spices up that windows-down, sunburned-shoulders blueprint with a finger-snapping, girl-group vibe and Jackson 5-worthy pop hooks. It’s like if the entirety of Sleigh Bells’ Treats sounded like their sugarpop single “Rill Rill.” When couple Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin released their summer y 7-inch single “Go Outside” in 2010, music blogs went nuts for their reverb-heavy, bubblegum charm and relative obscurity. But “Go Outside,”—like most of the full-length’s tracks—reveals a darker side on subsequent listens. The song begins, amid Fisher Price xylophone pings, with a crackly sound bite of cult leader Jim Jones saying, “To me, death is not a fear ful thing, it’s living that is treacherous.” Soon, Follin’s voice busts in, hitting Michael Jackson highs: “I really want to go out / I really want to go outside and stop to see your day / You really want to hole up / You really want to stay inside and sleep the light away.” Other songs, like the echoey, doo-wop ballad “You Know What I Mean,” play with contrast. The track star ts off with a silky, ’50s prom vibe that escalates to a full-throttle, drums-crashing chorus and then dissolves back into a sexy, XX-ish sparseness. While Cults’ looped-out, Motown sound conjures up a ton of comparisons—new and old—it remains inexplicably fresh. Cults has blended the best bits of your record collection and, in the process, come up with something irresistibly charming and wholly their own. —Tara Morgan

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Because of its physical size and relatively tinny sound, the ukulele is almost an automatic punchline. But the gravitas Eddie Vedder brings forth from it on his new solo album, Ukulele Songs, is undeniable. Like early Dylan or the Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson, Vedder recorded Ukulele Songs unaccompanied, finding beauty in the simplicity and the nuances of the material rather than layers of complexity. His silky baritone hums beneath the plucked and strummed chords. Instead of silly or festive, it is a rich, almost dreamy sound as far removed from traditional ukulele as it is from his work in Pearl Jam. The opening track, “Can’t Keep,” is a hard-strummed folk song as raw and percussive as the Richie Havens classic “Handsome Johnny.” Two songs later is the masterful “Without You,” a mournful arpeggiated ballad with a haunting melody that slyly moves in unexpected directions. It sounds expansive, full of space and purpose, despite being stripped down. It’s the sort of song to put on repeat while staring at the ceiling and pondering the nature of melancholy. The penultimate track on the album, “Tonight You Belong to Me”—a ’20s-style duet performed with Cat Power—sizzles with emotion. You can practically hear them staring into each other’s eyes on a moonlit beach as they sing. Other songs on the collection toggle from moody folk ballads to classic jazz numbers. While the unaccompanied timbre of the ukulele may be wearying for some ears over the course of the whole album, there isn’t a bad track on it. Of all people, Vedder somehow managed to record an album that could go down as the Freewheelin’ of ukulele music. —Josh Gross

Brushing aside the questionable electronics and falsetto that marked 2008’s Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket returns to prime form on its sixth album, Circuital. This time around, the bearded Kentucky quintet sticks to alt-country, psych and sweeping rock ’n’ roll. Nevertheless, the album stands alone in the context of MMJ’s repertoire: It’s neither derivative nor a rehash of past records. It extends into exploratory ground, while expanding on the authentic and influential style that the band developed during the past decade. Circuital starts out big with the glowing and ominous “Victory Dance,” coupled with the seven-minute behemoth title track, an expansive anthem that delves into Southern rock and arena-ready hooks. Recorded primarily live in a Louisville, Ken., church, the album benefits from this loose and bristly approach, especially on songs like the slow-burning “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” or the gentle ballad “Movin’ Away,” where Jim James’ soft, touching voice cracks under the weight of his delicate lyrics. By the album’s middle section, the band is firing on all cylinders. The chugging, steel guitar-laced “Outta My System,” the splashy, chorus-filled hardrocking “Holdin’ on to Black Metal,” and the escalating, horn-filled romp of “First Light” combine and build momentum into an exhilarating section of mouth-watering rock ’n’ roll. Circuital isn’t a game changer, and it doesn’t leave the mark that It Still Moves or Z did, but it’s still a solid and rewarding effort and a great addition to the band’s already stellar discography. More than anything, the 10 tracks on Circuital sound prepped and ready to make delightful additions to the band’s legendary and glorious live performances. —Stephen Foster

Seattle’s Seapony is the latest grad from the academy of lo-fi, lady-fronted surf rock—alma mater to recent bands like Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Grass Widow. And while the trio gets the formula right on its debut album, Go With Me (Hardly Art)—Beach Boys-esque guitar lines, stoney, messy-haired vocals, hand claps—Seapony stumbles, like Best Coast, on the lyrical front. Take the guitar-driven track “Into the Sea,” which features the Snorkels-worthy lyrics: “Just like the rain falls down / falls down on me / into the sea / into the sea.” Or the hand-clappy song “So Low,” in which vocalist Jen Weidl sing-songs, “I am so low when you go / I miss you every day / I wish you’d stay.” According to the band’s bio, Weidl and primary songwriter Danny Rowland are romantically involved: “[Rowland] writes the songs for Jen because he thinks her voice shimmers amidst all that distortion, whereas his just sounds rotten.” If you can get past, or completely tune out, Rowland’s cliched lyrics, Go With Me has an undeniable atmospheric charm. The second track “I Never Would,” sounds like it would slip effortlessly into a Sofia Coppola movie. On a recent drive through a late-spring sun-shower—windshield wipers wicking away a layer of grime that had settled from the flowering trees, road lines blurring in and out of clarity with each swipe—Go With Me turned out to be the perfect accompaniment. The songs melted together into a lovely, humid, hypnotic mess. In a way, Seapony feels like the musical equivalent to the Hipstamatic iPhone app—the camera filter that gives your photos a color-saturated ’70s sheen. The end result is inauthentic but undeniably pretty. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Like a Rocket and David Lindley. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove


B3 SIDE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

ADRIAN AND THE SICKNESS— With Bugirl, Trigger Itch, The Mongoloids and Rum Rebellion. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room

AMY WEBER AND BEN BURDICK TRIO—9 p.m. FREE. Sapphire BRIANNE GRAY—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian.

BRETT DENNEN, JUNE 10, KNITTING FACTORY To see him on the street, you might not guess that Brett Dennen is an acclaimed musician. He’s a giant blue-eyed, ginger-haired guy in whose arms a standard guitar looks as small as an ukulele. He doesn’t look like a rock star, and he doesn’t really sound like one. A pleasant, albeit reedy tenor that slips from a whisper to a belted-out falsetto and crazy-legs moves on stage isn’t typical rock-god material (or is it, Elvis Presley?). But the 30-something Dennen, whose rockin’ new album Loverboy (Dualtone Music Group) came out in April, has the qualities of a long and illustrious musical career: He knows his way around a guitar and he’s an incredible storyteller who sings every note honestly. No matter whether he’s promising “Sydney” he’ll come running or explaining why there “Ain’t No Reason” love won’t come set him free, he’s sincere and tells his tales as if they’re closely guarded secrets—ones he’s sharing with a whole crowd of fans. —Amy Atkins With The Submarines. 8 p.m., $20-$45. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St.,

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DAN COSTELLO—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub DYSENTERY—With Split Haven, End of All Flesh and Krystos. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s 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 LIKE A ROCKET—With Parade of Bad Guys. 8 p.m. $3. Neurolux

DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.—With EMA. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux

BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub BRETT DENNEN—See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $20-$45. Knitting


EQUALEYES—With McDougall. 10 p.m. FREE. Reef

DOWNTOWN NAMPA NIGHTS—Featuring MacKayla Hunter. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Downtown Nampa


ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill


GAYLE CHAPMAN—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

FRIM FRAM FOUR—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

GEM STATE JAM—See Picks, Page 19. Featuring Cash’d Out, Jerry Joseph and Wally Ingram, Shook Twins, The Very Most, David Robert King, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees and more. Win tickets at (click on Promo). 2:30-11 p.m. $20-$50. Old Idaho State Pen

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE— Featuring Ocean Story Social. 6:30 p.m. $10. Idaho Botanical Garden

LEE MITCHELL—8:30 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny

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


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

PAUL TILLOTSON—With Pete Peterson, Clark Sommers, Greg Wyser-Pratt and Amy Weber. 7 p.m. $10. Blue Door

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


SOUL SERENE—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

THE MAINE AND AUGUSTANA—With Austin Gibbs. 8 p.m. $20-$30. Knitting Factory

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

PHANTASMAGORIA—8 p.m. $2. Reef

SOUL SERENE—9 p.m. $3. Bouquet

THE THROWDOWN—Featuring Broken Bends, Terrapin and A Liquid Embrace. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid

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

SUPER SOUL FIGHTER—9:30 p.m. $3. Grainey’s

TERRY JONES DUO—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

JAMES COBERLY SMITH AND JOHNNY SHOES—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s JON HYNEMAN—With Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MIKE COMPTON—With Chicken Dinner Road. 5 p.m. $30. Seasons MOLOTOV SOLUTION—With Legend, Betrayal, The World We Knew, Brawl and Black Cloud. 7 p.m. $10. Maple Grove Grange


GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE NUCKLE DUSTERS—With Mulligan Hampton, Elite and Two Week Notice. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel RANDOM CANYON GROWLERS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s RIFF RAFF—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s RIZING TIDE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

LANGHORNE SLIM—With Samantha Crain. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux PHAROAHE MONCH—10 p.m. $15 adv., $20 door. Reef WITCHAVEN—With Deadly Sins, Unto the Legions and Tiamat’s Destroyer. 9 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid SHIP SHAPE—With the Travis McDaniel Band. 8:30 p.m. $3. Bouquet STRINGBOARD THEORY—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid SUPER SOUL FIGHTER—9:30 p.m. $3. Grainey’s




A.L.P.H.A. BENEFIT CONCERT—Featuring Hillfolk Noir, The Numbats and more. 7 p.m. $5 donation. Neurolux

BURBON DOGS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye


KEVIN KIRK—With Cheryl Morrell Trio. 7 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT—See Picks, Page 19. 7 p.m. $45. Outlaw Field MICK CROON—8 p.m. FREE. Reef PARADE OF BAD GUYS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Bouquet

ANDREW CORTENS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

RUSS PFIEFER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid


TERRI EBERLEIN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

BLUE LIME FUSION—9 p.m. FREE. Reef BROCK BARTEL—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid 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

WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Oso Negro and Grupo Fantasma. 5 p.m. FREE. The Grove

FACE TO FACE—With Strung Out and Blitzkid. 7 p.m. $18-$35. Knitting Factory GIZZARD STONE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s INSIDIOUS DESCREPANCY— With Abolishment of Flesh, The Deep and End of All Flesh. 9 p.m. $5. Red Room JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow 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 REBECCA SCOTT—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub THE THROWDOWN—Featuring After Abbey, The Higher Council and Holistic Meditation. 8 p.m. FREE. Liquid TRAVIS MCDANIEL BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Bouquet

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LANGHORNE SLIM, JUNE 12, NEUROLUX Folk troubadour Langhorne Slim (born Sean Scolnick) plucked his ramblin’ man stage name from his hometown of Langhorne, Penn. Slim released his breakout EP Electric Love Letter in 2004. Featuring an alt-countr y vibe and Langhorne’s throaty yelp, the album established him as a genre-bending force. “I think genres are typically set up to sell something or establish where to keep a certain band’s music in a record shop,” Langhorne told Boise Weekly in December 2010. “I think most people aren’t so black and white ... I wanna be able to explore and go where my heart takes me.” Langhorne’s latest record, 2009’s Be Set Free, is 13 gospel-tinged tracks brimming with piano, bells and accordion. Langhorne will gallop back through Boise on Sunday, June 12, and this time, he’s hitching his horse up at the more raucous Neurolux instead of the Linen Building. —Tara Morgan With Samantha Crain. 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.,

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FINDING FUNDING Young Brita Walther has done more in two years than many of us will do ... ever.

A TEEN’S FANTASY (NOVEL) What were you doing when you were 12 years old? You were possibly mastering basic algebra, introducing yourself to deodorant and dealing with the sudden realization that your parents were completely uncool in every way. One young Idahoan was doing something a little different: She was writing a book. It would be the first installment of a trilogy, that now-14-year-old Brita Walther (pen name BSW Kicho) is aiming to complete by her 15th birthday in July. Dark Moon, Book One of the Fate Trilogy, came about as many novels do. “I was inspired by a dream I’d had,” Walther said. She quickly followed that up by saying she realizes how trite that may sound. But Walther grew up Dark Moon is currently in the Wilderness available at Hastings. For more information, Ranch area of visit Boise County, so it’s not difficult to imagine how living out there led her to dream up a fanciful story in which the central characters are swift foxes who inhabit “a land forgotten by man and time.” Three young foxes—Flinx, Ryou and Azumi—are all part of a prophecy that has been foretold for a millennia. Through trials of “warriorship, leadership and fidelity,” each will embark on the journey to adulthood—or “foxhood” as Walther calls it—while uncovering their own destiny in connection with the ancient prophecy. With fantastical characters, religious overtones, conflicts of good vs. evil and an abundance of other magical elements, Dark Moon is definitely a fantasy novel. But for all its mysticism, Walther said the book contains a grounded message about the importance of staying true to oneself and one’s beliefs. Walther wanted to write a story showing “how someone can take their ambitions and transform the noblest of desires into something.” The second book of the trilogy, Blue Moon, is finished and awaits revision, while the third book is still in the writing stage. “I can knock out about 20 pages in one sitting” Walther said, sounding confident that the trilogy would be finished by her July deadline. And after that, Walther has set herself a goal to complete one book every year of her life. —Shelby Soule

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New money method and “new” venue for arts organizations may aid creativity, prosperity AMY ATKINS A few weeks ago, Boise Weekly reported on some of the innovative ways several local arts organizations are going about getting funding in these tough economic times. What we discovered is that not only are not-for-profit arts organizations finding new and innovative ways to connect with their audiences and get the cash they need to stay solvent and relevant, but that at least one perMichael Faison, executive director of Idaho Commission on the Arts, son in Idaho’s arts community has a slightly keeps an eye on the state of Idaho’s arts. radical idea to push the boundaries of cash raising even further. money, but he does have new way to help In addition, one venerable arts supporter in enough money in the bank, you can’t meet them save some. payroll. If you can’t meet payroll, everybody Boise is stepping up to help even the most unWilkerson is the grandson of Velma Morwill go through the roof. Most businesses go likely group perform at the Morrison Center, rison and president of the Morrison Center out of business not because of larger issues, the holy grail of local venues. Endowment Foundation. The endowment but simply because they run out of cash.” Michael Faison, executive director of the began in 1983 with about $5 million, and in For an arts organization, it’s no different. Idaho Commission on the Arts, spends a So Faison talks to those whose livelihoods are the 12 years Wilkerson has headed the MCEF, great deal of his time traveling throughout he has seen the endowment grow to its current tied to the arts about forecasting and mitigatIdaho—and to other parts of the country— $12.5 million. ing cash flow problems. He explains that they speaking to political groups and arts orgaThe endowment’s main function is to fund need to begin predicting what month in a nizations on behalf of arts. Faison is a firm operations and maintenance of the Velma V. given year they will have cash flow issues. If believer in innovation and experimentation Morrison Center for the Performing Arts (on they can predict when they are most likely to and is willing to posit suggestions that may the Boise State campus), as well as provide have cash flow issues, they can begin to plan seem a little out there. funds for the occasional capital improveahead. But it’s one thing to know when the Other than their not-for-profit status, arts ment project—such as the $150,000 plaza money will run out. It’s another to get a fiorganizations such as a dance companies, nancial buffer in place for when that happens. entrance that was remodeled in conjunction orchestras, theaters, operas and the like are with the center’s 25th anniversary in 2008. Rather than go back to patrons and ask for similar to for-profit businesses. They have But ultimately, the center is about the arts, and more donations, Faison thinks arts organizastaff, overhead, vendors and payables. ConWilkerson said he really wanted the MCEF to tributed income (donations and grants) makes tions should go about it the way any other play a bigger role in fostering local arts. So in business would. up much of their budgets, but they rely on April, it was announced that this year will be “In a for-profit business, you use some of customers (patrons buying tickets) for earned the first that the MCEF will offer grant fundincome. Unlike businesses, though, more often your capital assets and you go to a bank and ing opportunities to Boise-based, performing you get a secured line of credit,” Faison said. than not, an arts organization has little in the arts groups to perform in the center. “An arts organization doesn’t usually have way of collateral. Arts orgs don’t generally “It’s another way we can bring arts into that kind of capital. own their own buildthe center,” Wilkerson said. “And it’s open to What would they use ings—they often rent anybody,” he added, but the focus will be on to secure a line of For more information on Idaho Commisrehearsal, office and sion on the Arts, visit Send groups whose budgets have previously prohibcredit? They can use performance space. requests for Morrison Center Endowment something that actually ited them from playing there. Getting a line of credit Foundation grant applications to Morrison The selection committee that will choose brings their customers isn’t easy. Center Endowment Foundation, the grantees will be comprised of three current closer to them: They 827 E. Park Blvd., Boise, ID 83712. With corporate MCEF board members. A pool of funding can work among the donations down, will be determined each year, and grant appeople who love them patrons and donors are plications will be reviewed during two cycles being asked to give more than ever before. But to build a credit-holder group, people who believe in them enough and would give them a annually with two deadlines: Jan. 1 and July Faison thinks that a patron who is regularly 1. Wilkerson promises a simple application donation in the same amount.” willing to drop $200 for a season ticket on process, so even performing arts organizaThe idea is that those donations would a gamble that an organization will provide tions with little to no grant-writing experience then be deposited in a bank as a pool of quality programming may also be willing to shouldn’t hesitate to apply. collateral for a line of credit in the event that gamble an additional $200 and become part “The emphasis is on new and expanded an organization needs to mitigate cash flow of a credit holder group. use,” Wilkerson said. “We want to get more problems. “Your cash flow vs. when you receive arts groups in there, more people utilizing Justin Wilkerson may not necessarily have money and when the money goes out the door the center.” a way for arts organizations to make more is really critical,” Faison said. “If there isn’t WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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A COLD WAR Winter in Wartime could become a classic GEORGE PRENTICE THE FIRST GRADER—Based on a true story, this visually stunning film tells the story of an uneducated man in Kenya who wishes to enroll in a first-grade class to learn to read and write. (PG-13) Flicks

SUPER 8—J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg team up in this sci-fi movie about the mysterious disappearance of the citizens in a small Ohio town after a truck hits and derails a train. (PG-13) Edwards 9, Edwards 22 WINTER IN WARTIME—See review, this page. In Dutch with English subtitles. (R) Flicks

Special Screenings BEST OF THE I48 FILM FESTIVAL— Check out the best of the best entries from this year’s i48 festival. Also, vote for your pick at starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, and ending at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. Sunday, June 12, 7 p.m. $6. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, CABLE ONE MOVIE NIGHT—Bring your lawn chairs, snacks (or food vendors will be there), blankets and the entire family to watch a flick on an inflatable screen in the park every Friday at dusk this summer. The movie this week is Astro Boy, rated PG. Friday, June 10. FREE, Settler’s Park, corner of Meridian and Ustick roads, Meridian, I48 FILM FESTIVAL—Check out the entries from this year’s i48 film festival during four different screenings, each of which consist of 10-13 short films made during the two-day festival. Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. $5 per screening. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,

THE LAST SURVIVOR—A documentary that follows the lives of genocide survivors from the Holocaust, Rwanda, the Congo and Darfur. Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, 33

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Winter in Wartime, a compelling tale of heroism, brings a new energy to a wearied genre: a coming-of-age saga set against a backdrop of war. The Netherlands’ official entry for best foreign language film at this year’s Oscars, the film is a fine adaptation of Jan Terlouw’s semi-autobiographical novel examining the absurdity of war and the sacrifice of courage. Even though Winter in Wartime includes some violence, a hint of sex and pending doom, I would readily recommend this to a middle-schooler as an excellent alternative to the claptrap of superhero movies invading Winter in Wartime: a coming-of-age saga set against the backdrop of war. this summer’s cineplexes. The story is framed through the eyes tions stand on very young shoulders: Martijn skills sooner than later, and in so doing, he of 13-year-old Michiel in 1945 Holland. Lakemeier, who plays Michiel. He appears in becomes the portrait While the Nazis’ grip tightens on his Dutch practically every frame and ably carries the of a young man of substance. The script village, Michiel and his mates see the war plot to a successful and satisfying finish. It is is a slow reveal; it starts as a curiosity, in absolutes: good guys vs. bad guys. But a star turn of the highest order. Also appearbuilds to suspense in time, innocence ing is Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd, and explodes with a is lost and naivete The Twilight Saga) as a wounded British thrilling climax. yields to heartbreak. WINTER IN WARTIME (R) soldier whom Michiel hides and eventually Director Martin Michiel sees his father Directed by Martin Koolhoven Koolhoven effectively shepherds to freedom. Michiel becomes a spy, (Raymond Thiry), the Starring Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell protector and eventual hero in short order. fills his scenes with town mayor, as an Bower, Yorick van Wageningen Filmgoers have been down this road a gray-blue pallor so appeaser to the Nazis before. World War II melodramas have that when blood-red and his uncle (Yorick Opens Friday at The Flicks become cliched and, more often than not, banners of swastikas van Wageningen) as a overwrought. But Winter in Wartime echoes appear on screen, heroic resister, but all the thrill of a Robert Louis Stevenson they’re all the more chilling. The score by is not as it appears. adventure tempered by the tenderness and veteran Pino Donaggio (Carrie, Dressed to Determining who or how to trust usuinsight of the Diary of Anne Frank. It could Kill) is equally cold and dark. ally requires a lifetime of experience, but easily become a classic. Ultimately, the movie’s great expectaMichiel must find a way to marshal those

SCREEN/THE TUBE GOODNIGHT, LOCAL NEWS In 2006, Goodnight Burbank debuted as five-minute news spoofs on the Internet. Now it’s a 30-minute sitcom on Hulu—which, incidentally, is becoming a much better way to watch TV than using a TV. The show stars Sarah Silverman’s equally exquisite sister Laura. It depicts the ridiculousness of a local newscast while providing character development through off-air interactions, such as Silverman’s tendency to insert Jesus into most conversations. Few subjects deserve to be satirized and ridiculed as much as local TV news. At least murderers and child molesters seem to have a general idea that what they’re up to is wrong, but local TV anchors exist in a weird netherworld of cosmic denial where conceptions of shame and embarrassment have yet to develop. Just look at ’em, sitting there laughing at third-grade puns on teleprompters and pretending highschool sports should be watched.

If you see one in real life, ask it about its job. It’ll start talking about the solemn trust and sacred obligations of journalism. If you laugh at it, it’ll only hear encouragement to resurrect its desiccated dreams of stand-up comedy and lapse into an awful Christopher Walken impression. Just avoid sudden movements and back away from it slowly. One of the Burbank reporters captures the requisite insipidity of the gig by saying things like, “I’m here at the Soviet Embassy. Everybody is ... Russian around.” Much of the off-air dialogue and motivations are insufficiently subtle enough to come across as realistic, but it takes time for comedies to find the right voice. Goodnight Burbank should get a chance. It’s inexpensively produced, and there’s no time-slot competition to worry about on the Internet. Plus, it’s much better than actual local news and those travesties never get canceled. Watch Goodnight Burbank at

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LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING—Check out the first installment of the trilogy. Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m. $12.50. Boise Spectrum 22 and IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208377-9603, 32

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After Avatar, James Cameron was going to have a hard time living up to his own reputation. But as the executive producer on Sanctum, which came out after the blue blockbuster, he managed to help create a film that is visually astounding. Starring Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley and Christopher Baker, the film follows a deep-sea cave divers’ expedition to the world’s least-accessible caves. When a storm hits and rain fills the caverns, the group must fight the elements with limited supplies to locate the nearest exit. It sounds exciting, but the first half-hour is sluggish. There are only so many times a viewer can hear a character yell about needing to get out before getting annoyed. This film finds its footing, however, when the explorers tr y to find the Ear th’s sur face, believing that “the only way out is down.”

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a young daughter seeking revenge against the man who murdered her father. The Coen Brothers’ True Grit is the stor y of 14-yearold Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) who is hell-bent on Wild West justice with the assistance of two men from the wrong side of the tracks: Jeff Bridges as old U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn and Matt Damon as Texas Ranger LaBoeuf. The film is based on Charles Portis’ 1968 novel, and there was some concern that the Coen Brothers’ take on the stor y wouldn’t live up to the 1969 screen interpretation, which starred John Wayne. But even with all of the Coen Brothers’ usual on-screen blood and guts, this most recent version walked away from the 2010 Academy Awards with 10 nominations. —Elizabeth Duffy

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There are a lot of reasons to be thankful to live in Idaho, especially when it seems like the rest of the country is burning up, blowing away or under water. All we’ve had to deal with is a long, cool spring, which really isn’t that bad. As an unexpected bonus of the cool weather, the chinook season has been delayed, which means the fish reaching Idaho’s rivers and streams are expected to be larger. Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say there may even be more fish than projected earlier this year. In recent weeks, the number of fish reaching Bonneville Dam has increased, and wildlife managers said a higher portion of the fish returning this year will have spent three years, instead of two, in the ocean—a factor that means the older fish can be up to 10 pounds heavier. The season opened on April 23 in some areas, but won’t open until Saturday, June 18, in others. On May 19, the Fish and Game Commission changed the daily and possession limits on some waterways, including the Clearwater, Snake, Lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. Daily limits are six chinook, with only two adults—measuring 24 inches or longer—while the possession limit is 18, with only six adults. The season limit on chinook remains 20 adults. For details on the season and regulations, visit If you’re new to chinook fishing—or fishing in general—Saturday, June 11, is your chance to try your hand at the sport without purchasing a fishing license. Free Fishing Day means you can fish anywhere in the state without a license (as long as you respect private property and area closures). Of course, it’s not an angler free-for-all: Besides the fishing license, all other regulations and restrictions are still in effect. Switching gears from the water to terra firma, the Bureau of Land Management is looking for tips to help solve the myster y of who caused some serious damage to the Jump Creek recreation area south of Marsing. Some ne’er-do-wells decided to destroy information kiosks, signs, facilities and barriers at one of the area’s most popular recreation jumping-off points. Damage included spray painting words and symbols that have links to gang activity. BLM officials said they have spent nearly $1,000 trying to fix the damage so far. The department is offering a $1,000 reward for any info that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the vandalism. Any tips can be directed to Stan Buchanan at 208-384-3333.

Rivers will be running hard this summer ANDREW MENTZER With spring slowly fading into summer, it’s time to start talking river trips. A very long, wet La Nina winter has left much of Idaho soggy and gray, but this fact of life isn’t all bad ... depending on whom you ask. For some it’s a little too much of a good thing. For others it sets up nicely for endless summer fun on Idaho’s river systems. In Boise many folks appreciated the excellent ski year that accompanied the huge 2010-2011 snowpack and welcome big flows on the rivers with equal zeal. And, indeed, big flows are on the horizon. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service, the May 2011 water outlook indicated that “cool temperatures combined with above average April precipitation delayed snowmelt and allowed Idaho’s snow pack to continue building.” Snow packs range from 125 percent to nearly 200 percent of average across Idaho, since April,” said Florence. Florence isn’t with accumulation at or near record-high concerned about huge flows scaring off levels in Eastern Idaho. The NRCS shows potential customers. that creeks are flowing swiftly and warm “If the South Fork [of the Payette River] temperatures will soon increase the rate gets too high, we can always run the Cabarof melting snow. Until then water will be ton and the Main,” Florence said. released from reservoirs to make room for Snowpack and high flows may make some the 125-250 percent of flow that is predicted of Idaho’s most sought-after boating spots for Idaho through July. dangerous in early spring, but they ought to Translation: Idaho’s rivers will be bumpbe in excellent shape for summer and will ing this summer, if not already. The Salmon likely extend the recreational boating/rafting River Basin—Middle Fork and Main— season in some areas by several weeks. should be running at high flows well into Tyler Thomas is a third-generation Idaho the summer months. Pushing 137 percent boater and owner of Boise-based whitewater of average snow pack as of May 1, these accessory manufacturer Pulse Fabrications. legendary stretches face their most plentiful He is gearing up for the coming generous sourcing—year to date—since 1997. With more than 5 feet of snow remaining water year. “Big volume rivers like the Main Salmon on some Central Idaho summits, and overand Hells Canyon can night temperatures see tremendous spikes still hovering around if warm weather hits freezing, it may conUp-to-date water flows can be found through a snowpack like we’ve tinue to look and feel the U.S. Geological Survey at For seen this season,” said like winter for some more information on snow pack and runoff projections, check out the USDA’s National Thomas. time in certain parts Resource Conservation Service SNOTEL But swift, high waof the state. program at ters can mean danger But apparently, the and rivers don’t teach lackluster weather lessons lightly. has not put a damper In July 2006, hundreds of boaters were on early season rafting for people seeking stranded by a massive log jam on the Middle recreational river thrills. Ben Florence with Fork of the Salmon above Pistol Creek. Bear Valley River Co. in Banks is looking forward to a great year on the Payette River. It took several days for the Forest Service to dislodge the jam, which led to disrup“We are ahead of last year for bookings tions up and down the river. In July 2008, and have been sending out guided trips

the Middle Fork of the Salmon was again a strict teacher. That was a month of big blowouts, when a number of creeks and tributaries with erratic flows spiked quickly, which caused huge amounts of debris to rush into the river and change the flow of several rapids. A Class Two rapid might easily change to a Class Four overnight because of a log jam or new hole formed by the addition of a large boulder. In May of this year, a rafter drowned after being thrown from his boat on the Lochsa River. Conversely, in the same way that high water can cause dangerous rafting conditions, it can also make running rivers easier if flows overrun rapids that are tricky to navigate at lower levels. A large hole can turn to nothing more than a fun wave train at high water. As of June 6, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was running at 7,240 cubic feet per second (5.84 feet), which is only 1,470 cfs higher than historical average. On the other hand, the Owyhee River near Rome, Ore., was running 3,600 cfs (5.23 feet), which is nearly 3,000 cfs above historical average for the same date. Year after year, Idaho boasts some of the best whitewater in the world—and the 2011 will be no exception. If you plan on getting wet this summer, play safe and be mindful of the unpredictable temperament of many of Idaho’s wild waters.

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BOB LEBOW BIKE TOUR—Register online at for this three- to 100-mile bike ride to benefit the Terry Reilly Zero Pay Fund to be held Saturday, June 11. 7-11:30 a.m. $15-$50. Nampa High School, 203 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa, 208-465-2760, sd131. BOISE TO IDAHO CITY MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR—Register online at through Saturday, June 18—the first day of the trip—for this bike tour to historic Idaho City and back. The ride starts at the armory and proceeds to Idaho City, where riders will camp for the night. Meals provided by Trudy’s Kitchen. The return trip is Sunday, June 19. Email mtbikeidaho. com for more info.

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY As people rolled around the gym at Fort Boise, warming up, one of the wheelchair (or quad) rugby players visiting from Salt Lake City told me that nothing really prepares you for how loud the game is. “These wheelchairs are tanks,” said Joel Brown. “They’re covered in metal. And all we do is run into each other. It’s like an intense bumper car game.” He wasn’t kidding. Two of the Salt Lake players who were there to teach a workshop charged at each other like wild bulls. The clang of their collision echoed around the gymnasium like a bomb. They laughed and did it again as For more information on wheelnewbies cautiously tossed chair rugby, visit the ball back and forth, feeling out the custom FORT BOISE COMMUNITY CENTER chairs. 700 Robbins Road Though able to walk, 208-387-4486 I’d planned on giving the sport, lovingly called “murderball,” a shot. But a week earlier, I tore the MCL in my right knee in a serious rock ‘n’ roll accident (jumping off the stage like a fool). More than just being injured, I was told that made me fit in because wheelchair rugby players are, by nature, intense. The problem as that my knee was still so swollen, I couldn’t bend it enough to get my feet inside the chair’s foot cage. So as I buzzed around in the custom chair, I was also doing everything I could to ensure my feet didn’t become collateral damage. After stretching and doing some laps, the SLC players, one of whom is on the U.S. National Team, taught us basic ball-handling and passing techniques that made the best use of the chair. Zealously trying to save a fast bounce-pass, I barreled full-speed into the gym VIDEO: wall, stopping myself with my good foot. It was still a rough landing. Watch “murderball” Fearful of the potentially toe-severing melee that was about to ensue, I bowed out when the players broke into teams for a scrimmage. The SLC players had come to Boise to teach a workshop but also to donate several rugby chairs to the Fort Boise Community Center in hopes of seeding a Boise program—that way, they can later play or partner with a Boise team in larger wheelchair rugby efforts. And from the looks of things, they will likely be successful. From the sidelines, the Boise players seemed positively giddy. They crashed and slammed into one another like a human-powered demolition derby, tossing the ball back and forth and making fast breaks for the goal. “It was awesome,” one of the Boise players said as he came off the court. “The most terrifying experience of my life but awesome.” —Josh Gross WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

CAN-ADA-IAN FUN RUN—Register online at bluecirclesports through race day for this one-mile, 5K or half marathon Saturday, June 18, at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit free medical clinics in the Treasure Valley. $25-$35. Ten Mile Community Church, 4440 E. Columbia Road, Meridian, 208-362-2620, CHILDHOOD APRAXIA WALK— Register online through race day for this fun run to be held Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at the elementary school track in Horseshoe Bend. Visit for more info. $20 adults, $10 children. ULTIMATE URBAN CHALLENGE—Teams of four bike through Boise following clues to a secret destination and completing an assigned challenge to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Register online at through Saturday, June 25—the day of the event. Check in is at 7:30 p.m. $55-$65. Caven-Williams Sports Complex, Boise State, 1201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise.

Events & Workshops 2011 BODYBUILDING.COM FIT EXPO—Stop in for celebrity book signings, cross fit and benchpress competitions and more. Mario Lopez and Terry Crews are among special guests who will be in attendance. Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208424-2200 or box office 208-3318497, CAMEL’S BACK TWEED RIDE— Celebrate old-fashioned bicycles and the duds that signify that era. Meet up at Camel’s Back Park for a loop ride through the North End and downtown, finishing at the park with tea and croquet. Tweed knickers are not required but are appreciated. Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m. FREE. Camel’s Back Park, 1200 W. Heron St., Boise. PEDAL FOR THE PEOPLE—This is a two-week festival for like-minded people to come up with bicycle-related events, post them on a community calendar and encourage others to join them. Visit the online calendar to add your own event and choose which ones you want to attend. June 10-25, boisebicycleproject. org/P4theP2.html.

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If you want to recreate the swampy, deep-South vibe from O Brother, Where Art Thou?—minus the striped prison jumpsuits and one-eyed Bible salesmen—embark on your own Homeric journey out to Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering in Eagle on Saturday, June 11. The restaurant is hosting a Southern seafood boil with crawfish, crab, shrimp, potatoes and corn. Musician Mike Compton, an acclaimed bluegrass mandolinist famous for his work on the O Brother soundtrack, will perform alongside locals Chicken Dinner Road Band. Tickets are $30 a pop and the pot gets boiling at 5 p.m. For more information, call 208-9396680 or visit In other Eagle news, longtime patio fave River Rock Ale House celebrated its official grand re-opening on June 6 as The River Rock Eagle. Former owners Todd Lancourt and Greg Butcher sold the restaurant in April to Phillip Mason and his wife Diana. According to manager Aly Morrow, the spot has downsized and tweaked its menu to focus on higher-quality, better-value fare. “The new menu, it’s a lot of the old favorites, just made better,” said Morrow. “We’ve upped the portions, gotten betterquality stuff. We added a few things, a few vegetarian items ... we’re just trying to make it better quality for your money.” In addition to lowering drink prices across the board, River Rock will also feature a rotating weekly menu called the Fresh Sheet, which will offer dishes like a barbecue pulled pork sandwich, maple barbecue salmon and top sirloin with prawns. “All our soups are made from scratch now, all our dressings are made from scratch,” said Morrow. “We didn’t change the menu a ton because everyone loves all the stuff ... we really wanted to get down to the core of our ingredients and make them as good as we can get them.” Speaking of market fresh, the Capital City Public Market has just launched two new weekly features. Every Saturday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., marketeers can hit up the Chef at the Market booth, which will feature seasonal produce-cooking demonstrations with chef Abby Carlson, who will be joined by a rotating cast of Boise Co-op chefs and local guest chefs. Additionally, the Market Kids Club will run June through August from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grove Plaza. Kiddos ages 4 to 10 may participate in hands-on art, food and agriculture projects, like kite-creating and pizza-making with fresh market veggies. For more info, visit Downtown’s iconic, line-out-the-door breakfast joint Goldy’s has officially grown too big for its benny. Owners are opening a second coffeeshop/wine 39 bar/retail location around the corner at 625 W. Main St. in coming weeks.

OKRA IS OK Jason Brashears thinks the gooey vegetable is just fine GUY HAND “So where are we headed?” I asked Jason Brashears as we hiked to the far end of a field that looked as if it were planted in nothing more promising than plowed dirt. “We are going to Okraville,” he said with a grin and a tip of his widebrimmed, straw hat. A little further along, after crunching our way through dirt clods the size of bricks, I could see Okraville: two anklehigh rows of 700 plants, some with bright red Brashears simply thinks okra tastes stems, tottering in a breeze like home. near Hidden Springs like an “Ever since we were old enough to eat army of lost infants. On this solid foods, [okra has] been on our plates,” far corner of another farmer’s field, Brashears planted three varieties of okra he said as he knelt down to check on one of the three varieties of okra he’d planted. and thus launched a start-up he calls Jason’s A journeyman plumber who got tired of Fine Okra. A business based on one obscure having to travel further from the Treasure vegetable may sound a tad peculiar, but Valley for work, Brashears took a job last Brashears and his crop represent a growing year as a field manager at Peaceful Belly Farm trend in Idaho agriculture. near Hidden Springs. One day, at lunch, he The number of new farmers entering small-scale farming is on the rise, in part due suggested his okra idea to owners Clay and Josie Erskine. to a host of avenues opening to first-time “I had a jar of pickled okra my grandma farmers allowing them to plant, process and sell their crops without the massive, up-front had made,” Brashears said. “And I brought it in and I opened it up for lunch and we all financial costs required of conventional ate it, and I was like, ‘this is kind of what I’d agriculture. With less to lose, they have the like to do if you guys have a little section I freedom to experiment with products as odd can take over and grow this and prove to you and unlikely as okra. that I’m not going to just waste your time “But why okra?” I asked here.’ They were more than willing to give “Well, my family and I are from the me a chance. And I think they’re excited to Texas panhandle,” Brashears explained in see something new come out of their land.” a faint, breezy drawl. “And down there, it’s You might think that more farmers means just all over. My grandma started growing it and so I guess I’m just kind of taking over a more competition, but the Erskines say they like helping new farmers. They believe the family tradition.” diversity that a rising number of small farmA family tradition in the South, perers encourage can only strengthen the local haps. But for many, okra is an unfamiliar food movement. and unloved vegetable noted for the goo it “Without more farmers in the local food exudes. A member of the mallow family, okra movement, there won’t be a local food originated in what is now Ethiopia and has long been prized in the cuisines of Africa, the movement,” Josie Erskine said. “There has Middle East and India. The late New Orleans to be a lot of us. If we all work together, then we can all find niches food writer and fifth-generathat we fit into.” tion Creole Leon E. Soniat Jr. Read more about The Erskines got their start wrote that his grandmother, Jason’s Fine Okra at with the help of another Boise “Memere,” often said the plant jasons-fine-okra and farming couple, Michael was introduced to America by jasonsfineokra. and Diane Jones, and think slaves who “smuggled some of nurturing new farmers is built the okra seeds in their thick, into the DNA of the local bushy hair.” Louisiana Indians food movement. soon embraced the bulletAlong with help from the Erskines and the shaped vegetable’s goo factor, too, using it to thicken a stew they called gumbo, a variation farming community itself, Brashears found an affordable way to take the next step: processon “ochinggombo,” one of many African ing and bottling his pickled okra. names for okra.

Jason Brashears: The farmer of Okraville.

“A commercial kitchen is just expensive,” Brashears said at the thought of trying to build one himself. “And the regulations are just hoop after hoop. But the University of Idaho has an extension office in Caldwell, and it’s a commercial kitchen that’s an awesome opportunity for small businesses.” The University of Idaho’s Food Technology Center in Caldwell is a 7,000-square-foot food processing facility designed to help fledgling food companies and individual entrepreneurs cook, can and otherwise prepare their products for sale. Without access to a certified commercial kitchen, Brashears wouldn’t be able to legally sell his pickled okra to the public. Social networking is another avenue open to new farmers that Brashears has embraced. He uses Facebook and a blog to promote Jason’s Fine Okra. He posts farming photos, recipes and updates like the exclamatory, “We can’t wait to get our Okra planting pants on! Headed out to the farm on this beautiful day!” Once he has created a promotional buzz, harvested and canned his product, Brashears has one more ready-made venue to help him take the final step from Okraville to farming success: a place to sell it. “We’ll be down at the Capital City [Public] Market,” he said. “I guess mid-July.” Brashears plans to sell fresh okra, pickled okra and okra that he’ll deep-fry on the spot. Of course, there’s no more guarantee that Brashears’s farming venture will succeed than any other agricultural enterprise. But at least young farmers like Brashears have an expanding network of support that improves the odds. At the end the tour of Okraville, I asked Brashears if he had anything else to add. He thought for a moment, smiled and said, “Eat more okra. It’s all I know. Somebody needs to buy all this okra I’m growing.” “Or plumbing, here I come?” “Yeah,” he said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Step up to the plate.

USDA INTRODUCES NEW NUTRITION GUIDE GRAPHIC Forget food pyramids and weird rainbow-mids, the United States Department of Agriculture recently tossed those hierarchical foodguideline graphics in favor of a 2D dinner plate. MyPlate features four colored quadrants of varying sizes— fruits, veggies, protein and grains—and looks suspiciously like the ’80s memory game Simon. The illustration also includes a small circular glass for dairy products. In a nod to foodie saint Michael Pollan, who recommends we “eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” the new USDA food guidelines also urge folks to: Enjoy your food, but eat less; avoid oversized portions; and make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Unlike the previous foodguide pyramid, which tried to streamline food consumption into general serving sizes (three to five servings of vegetables, six to 11 servings of grains), outlines how many servings a person should consume based on factors like age, gender, weight and amount of daily exercise. Some other notable inclusions on MyPlate include a section that outlines limiting empty calories—which include solid fats like butter and beef fat, and added sugars like soda or fruit-flavored juices—and a recommendation to eat 8 ounces of seafood per week. For more info on MyPlate, or to play around with interactive diet tools like the daily food plan or the food tracker, visit —Tara Morgan

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UPSCALE MERLOT This much-maligned grape—“I ain’t drinkin’ any [expletive deleted] merlot”—never deserved the backlash the movie Sideways caused. Sure the grape was over planted and shop shelves were awash in a sea of cheap, mostly forgettable wine, but the variety has much to recommend it. Lush fruit flavors mark the best merlot, and it is the primary grape of some of the greatest wines in the world. This week, we decided to go a little upscale—here are the panel’s top picks: 2006 JANUIK MERLOT, KLIPSUN VINEYARD, $27 The sole Northwest entry, this Washington winery delivers something of a bargain for its consistent level of quality. A subtle combo of smoke, spice, plum, vanilla, violet, chocolate and cherry all intrigue the nose. The flavors are elegantly intense with well-integrated oak backing the creamy dark berry and plum fruit flavors. A hedonistic pleasure of a wine. 2007 NEYERS MERLOT, $33 This organically farmed Napa Valley, Calif., wine includes almost 25 percent cabernet sauvignon in the blend, which definitely adds some grip and depth. The aromas are a mix of dried cherry, fresh roast espresso, spice and tobacco. Ripe and round in the mouth with a silky texture, the flavors evolve with time in the glass and include sweet cherry and dark chocolate nicely balanced by soft acidity. This is a California classic. 2004 PIETRA SANTA MERLOT, $15.99 From low-yield, mountain vineyards located east of Monterrey Bay, Calif., this 100 percent merlot was something of a ringer in terms of price and vintage. Time in the bottle has softened the tannins and added complexity. There’s a pleasant earthiness to the spicy cherry, plum, vanilla and soft oak aromas. Beautifully balanced in the mouth, creamy cassis and black cherry fruit are complemented by touches of leather, cedar and spice. This wine is an amazing value. —David Kirkpatrick WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

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

Sink your fangs into this python-sized roll.

SAKANA SUSHI A countrified KD Lang sings over the sound system in this unremarkable, suburban dining room. A foursome sips large Cokes through straws as they nibble on iceberg lettuce. A toddler attacks a coloring book with crayons. A guy in overalls orders coffee. Then my miso soup arrives. Welcome to Sakana Japanese Sushi and Steakhouse in Meridian—and the ongoing evolution of sushi in America. In the early ’80s, sushi restaurants were small, cult-like jewels of Japanese gastronomy found only in large coastal cities, attracting eaters with fat wallets and a taste for the exotic. The focus was on raw fish prepared by highly trained sushi masters, served as precise, elegantly understated works of edible art. In the ’90s, sushi pushed inland from the coasts, from cities to suburbs, and began morphing into something more palatable to mainstream America. Today, sushi restaurants are casual, complicated presentations are common, and rich sauces, once antithetical, are nearly obligatory. An obvious result of this SAKANA SUSHI suburban sushi evolution is 1718 S. Eagle Road Sakana’s really, really big rolls. 208-888-6278 The menu has a regular assortment of sushi and sashimi— there are even a couple of underutilized teppanyaki tables near the back of a room that, with a rejiggering of accessories, could just as easily have been a sports bar or deli—but nearly everyone on this Saturday night is demolishing some kind of monumental, multi-colored roll. My waitress recommends I try the Evergreen, one of seven daily special rolls (all $14.95 with miso soup) with names like Playboy, Wow and Candy Cane. Traditionally, a single roll wouldn’t be enough for a meal, but the Evergreen is enormous. Unlike the standard rattlesnake-diameter sushi roll, it arrives python-size, electric green, spanning the length of a long, horizontal platter and flanked by double lines of sauce. I nearly need an unhinged jaw to get a slice into my mouth. But once there—if I erase all references to Japan—this mash-up of shrimp tempura, mango, raw tuna, avocado, king crab and rice wrapped in lime-colored soy paper is pretty damned tasty. A gooey, unfocused richness surrounding a satisfying, deep-fried crunch, it’s more akin to an American potluck than the distinct, singular flavors I associate with Japanese food. It’s ridiculous, but I like it. Hey, evolution happens. Even with food. If cuisines didn’t adapt to new cultures, the world wouldn’t be blessed with burritos, tiramisu or chicken tikka masala. —Guy Hand WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

“We’re just kind of in the stages of mak36 ing sure ever ything’s running and training and ever ything,” said Goldy’s co-owner Wanda Martinat. Aptly titled Goldy’s Corner, the new venture will offer espresso drinks, bakery goods, mimosas and wine, and aims to be a gathering spot for savvy out-of-towners. “We have people that stop by when they have breakfast here from out of town, they want to know where to go or what to do. If they have three to four days in the city, they want options,” explained Martinat. “So we’re going to tr y to make it an information center.” Goldy’s Corner will stock local pamphlets and publications, like Boise Weekly, and a chalkboard listing local events. In addition, it will have a retail arm offering Goldy’s merch—like its original seasoning and granola—and an array of other potential gift items from Think Boise First businesses. Goldy’s Corner will be owned by Martinat’s son Michael Hendrichs and is slated to open at 6:30 a.m. and close at about 9 p.m. “You’ll see all of the same faces here helping over there, but I don’t want to spread myself too thin and have two mediocre places,” said Martinat. In other expanding news, Pie Hole owners Jason and Russ Crawforth have entered a licensing agreement with Diversified Franchise Concepts, based in Eagle, to grow their popular late-night pizza business. According to a recent article in the Idaho Business Review, Diversified plans to open 12 new Pie Hole franchises in Idaho and neighboring states “based on foot traffic, nearby bars and a cohort of college students.” Two new Pie Holes recently flung open their doors in Moscow and Pocatello, and Diversified is looking at possibly opening restaurants in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Nampa, Caldwell and potential B-markets like Weiser and Ontario, Ore. They hope to eventually take the concept national. —Tara Morgan

10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! Tuesday, June 21st THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND BUSINESS! FOOD SPECIALS BBQ Crab Omelet with hollandaise Free Mimosas on the patio

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Healthcare, Graphic Arts, Technology, Business & Accounting. Financial Aid is available for qualified students. Day, Evening and online classes start next month. Stevens-Henager College, Boise Branch, 800-716-5645.


LOCAL HONEY Local beekeeping family has extra honey to sell this year. Our honey is all natural, pure, and UNFILTERED. It tastes amazing! $10/pint, $15/quart. If interested, please call Alex at 208-921-1503. Thank you! check us out on facebook: idaho bee shop Must sell. Companion niche woodlawn columbarium. Can be used for exchange at other sites Cloverdale Cemetery 322-0317. PLAYSTATION 3 Playstation 3, 1 DualShock controller, 2 PS Move motion controllers, 1 PS Eye camera, 1 Singstar

Dance game and 2 SS microphones - won in contest, brand new. $350. Dan at 208-936-8343. QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET. Brand new-still in plastic. Warranty. MUST SELL $139. Can deliver. 921-6643. RED SCHWINN MOPED FOR SALE Custom-built mo-ped 70cc 2-stroke engine 85 miles per gallon New retro Schwinn bicycle. It was built in June & July by a great mechanic in Twin Falls. It has been ridden less than 5 mi. all together; I just don’t have much use for it as pretty as it is. $800. 208-859-2987.

SOLAR PANELS FOR LIFE! Did you ever wonder why solar manufacturers have a 5-8 year warranty on construction and 25 years on power output? What good is working solar cells if the panel falls apart. They would be useless, and would have to be a cost to you! Through many hours of research and development, SolarVolt Power is now able to offer a limited “Lifetime Warranty” on all of our solar modules. No other solar module manufacturer offers this kind of warranty.


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PORTAL COUNSELING Intuitive/Spiritual counseling:

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ANGEL HEALING READINGS Angel Readings open the lines of communication. As we seek out a loving message from a loving God-the most amazing things will begin to happen.

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KABBALAH CLASSES NOW IN IDAHO Kabbalah Classes now in Boise! Classes taught Sunday,Tuesday, or Thursday depending on interest. Class Time is 7 PM. Class location to be announced. Subjects taught: What happened before the Big Bang? Spiritual Laws of Reincarnation Hebrew Astrology. Why am I in this world NOW? Tantric Kabbalah. What are Messianic Signs? Many other subjects. Classes begin week of June 5. Classes are free-donation requested. Call 818-613-3457 for information or

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

MILO: 1-year-old male domestic longhair. Extremely friendly, climbs right into your arm for attention. Enjoys being held. (Kennel 51#13153624)

DELILA: 1-year-old female domestic shorthair. Chatty cat with an outgoing personality. Loves being held. Litterbox-trained. (Kennel 118- #11469584)

RUDY: 18-month-old female American pit bull terrier mix. Playful, unique character, good with dogs and appears house-trained. (Kennel 310- #12833988)

BOYD: 8-year-old male Lab mix. Very nice, mature dog. Bonds quickly and is a dedicated companion. A little timid at first. (Kennel 415#13157372)

REX: 18-month-old male American pit bull terrier mix. Loves playing fetch and cuddling. Seems to prefer women. Well mannered. (Kennel 317#12831017)

REBECCA: 5-yearold female domestic longhair. Takes some time to feel confident, but very social once she warms up. (Kennel 20#13149273)

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PUMPKIN SPICE: MOTE: Please stop Orange, DLH gentleman by and say hi. I am seeks new friend. a leader of the band.


POOH BEAR: Quiet senior seeks the same in a forever companion.

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B O I S E W E E K LY SERVICES BW PROFESSIONAL AFFORDABLE JAPANESE CLASSES Experienced Japanese language tutor/instructor for adults/students/children. Individual and group rates. Flexible on location between Boise-Meridian. Can teach polite (for travel/business) and casual (anime/manga) forms. IN-HOME WINE TASTING PARTY! Need a reason to get-together with the girls? Having a housewarming and need help stocking your new wine cellar? Looking for Boise’s exciting, new wine tasting experience? Host a WineShop at Home party! WineShop at Home’s premier, artisan wine will not disappoint you or your guests and will be a great addition to your summer patio parties! Check us out at:

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): You have a poetic license, as well as astrological permission, to be extra cute in the coming week. You have a divine mandate to exceed the usual levels of being adorable, charming and delectable. Here’s the potential problem though: Trying to be cute doesn’t usually result in becoming cuter; often it leads to being smarmy and pretentious. So how can you take advantage of the cosmic imperative to be wildly, extravagantly, sublimely cute—without getting all selfconscious about it? That’s your riddle of the week. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It would be an excellent week for you to declare war on ever ything that wastes your time. Well, maybe “declaring war” is not quite the right spirit to adopt; after all, we don’t want you to go around constantly enraged and hostile. How about if we phrase it this way: It’s prime time for you to ingeniously and relentlessly elude all activities, invitations, temptations, trains of thought and habits that offer you nothing in return for the precious energy you give to them. Of course, this is always a worthy project, but it so happens that you’re likely to achieve far more progress than usual if you do it now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Primatologist Jane Goodall, who lived for years among chimpanzees in Tanzania, is one of the world’s top experts on the creatures. Can you guess what her favorite toy was when she was young? A stuffed monkey. There were no doubt foreshadowings like that in your own childhood, Gemini. Right? Signs of the magic you would eventually seek to ripen? Seeds of destiny that had just begun to sprout? Now would be a good time to reflect on those early hints. You’ll benefit from updating your understanding of and commitment to the capacities they revealed. CANCER (June 21-July 22): After all these years, the 2000 presidential election still makes me cringe. Because of the archaic laws, the candidate who lost the election actually got 543,895 more votes than the guy who won. How could anyone in good conscience have sanctioned such a result? I’d say the same thing if the roles had been reversed, and Al Gore had become president with a halfmillion fewer votes than George W. Bush. You must not let something comparable to this anomaly happen in your personal life in the coming weeks, Cancerian. It is crucial that ever y winner be the one who deser ves to be. Don’t sacrifice what’s right in order to ser ve outmoded conventions.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I dreamed you had been tending an unusual garden for months. Your crops were miniature volcanoes. Each was now ripe and stood waisthigh. They erupted with a steady flow of liquid blue fire that you were harvesting in large, gold, Grail-like cups. Apparently, this stuff was not only safe to drink, but energizing. You sipped the potion yourself and distributed the rest to a large gathering of enthusiastic people who had come to imbibe your tasty medicine. The mood was festive, and you were radiant. This dream of mine is a good metaphor for your life in the immediate future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Darryl Dawkins played professional basketball from 1975 to 1996. One of the sport’s more colorful personalities, he said he lived part-time on the planet Lovetron, where he perfected his interplanetary funkmanship. He also liked to give names to his slam dunks. The “Turbo Sexophonic Delight” was a favorite, but the best was his “ChocolateThunder-Flying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam-I-Am Jam.” I encourage you to try some Darryl Dawkins-like behavior in your own chosen field, Virgo. Give a name to your signature move or your special play. With playful flair, let people know how much you love what you do and how good you are at it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to research published in The Journal of Personality, many college students prefer ego strokes to sex. Given the choice between making love with a desirable partner and receiving a nice big compliment, a majority opted for the latter. In the near future, Libra, it’s important that you not act like one of these self-esteem-starved wimps. You need the emotional and physical catharsis that can come from erotic union and other sources of pleasurable intensity far more than you need to have your pride propped up. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An uncanny stretching sensation will soon be upon you. You will be asked, prodded and maybe even compelled to expand. It could feel stressful or exhilarating or both. And it will probably force you to rethink your fascination with anyone or anything you love to hate. For best results, I suggest that you don’t resist the elongation and enlargement. In fact, it would be a ver y good idea to cooperate. As the odd magic unfolds, it will increase your capacity for taking advantage of paradox. It may also give you a surprising power to harness the energy released by the friction between oppositional forces.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when you’re likely to be as attractive, endearing and in demand as it’s possible for you to be. I am not making any absurdly extravagant claims here—am not implying you’ll be as charismatic as a rock star— but you will be pushing the limits of your innate allure. I bet your physical appearance will be extra appealing, and you’ll have an instinct for highlighting the most winsome aspects of your personality. To help you take advantage of the potential that’s now available, please add the following word to your vocabulary: “concupiscible,” which means “worthy of being desired.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Nicolas Cage is a Capricorn. While per forming his film roles, he often loses his composure. Of course, the crazy things he does as an actor aren’t real and don’t lead to dire consequences in his actual life. But they afford him a great deal of emotional release. Let’s hypothesize that, like Cage, you could benefit from expressing the hell out of yourself without causing any mayhem. Is there a corklined sanctuar y where you could go and safely unveil explosions of extreme emotions? Or some equivalent? For inspiration, check this YouTube compendium of Cage uncaged: cageuncaged. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): My divinations suggest that you’d be wise to assign yourself an errand in the wilderness. The precise nature of the errand has not been revealed to me, but I suspect it involves you going to an untamed place whose provocative magic will tangibly alter your consciousness, awakening you to some truth about your destiny that you’ve been unable to decipher. I also believe your task is more likely to succeed if you create a small, whimsical shrine there in your ad hoc sanctuar y. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do you have any idea how many of your diapers your mother changed when you were a baby? It was almost certainly more than 1,000. Have you ever calculated how many meals she prepared for you? That number probably exceeds 10,000. While we’re on the subject, do you remember who taught you to read and write? Can you visualize the face of the first person besides your parents who made you feel interesting or well-loved or real? I encourage you to follow this line of thought as far as you can. It’s a perfect time, astrologically speaking, to visualize memories of specific times you’ve been well cared for and thoroughly blessed.



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Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 50  

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Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 50  

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