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TAK EE E ON E! FEATURE 11
WHO’S THE BAAAADEST? BW’s 10th annual Bad Cartoon winner, of course 1ST THURSDAY 19
MAP AND GUIDE INSIDE Two ways to do the downtown dash SCREEN 28
PRUDE AND PROUD OF IT Boise’s silver screens have an NC-17 dilemma FOOD 30
RAW DEAL Raw milk ﬂourishes in Idaho amid controversy
“I found a place where I could associate with other people who were gay.”
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NOTE PRUDE WITH A SIDE OF RAW MILK Hopefully you made it through the ﬁrst of the season’s big family holidays unscathed. Last week I recommended a few stories from Boise Weekly that would help liven the dinner table conversation with your in-laws when things got boring—pieces that covered the death penalty, separation of church and state, and the Occupy movement. This week the good stuff to debate about while breaking bread comes out of the arts and entertainment section. In Screen, News Editor George Prentice laments that one of the best ﬁlms he’s seen all year, Shame, will never see the big screen in Idaho thanks to a combination of what some would call the state’s hypervigilance of its citizens’ moral character and corporate movie theaters’ hypervigilance of their bottom lines. Why, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, can’t discerning, mature adults have access to a ﬁlm? The simplest answer in this case seems to be the fact that we live in Idaho. Better start your online search if you want to catch what Prentice calls “undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2011.” In Food, Guy Hand’s Year of Idaho Food piece takes a look at raw milk. Recently regulations on the sale of raw milk were adjusted to allow for small-scale sales with some state oversight. Proponents of the changes argued that, at the very least, the changes were necessary because “consumers should have the freedom to choose the dairy products they want.” And maybe the movies they want, too. Also in this issue is the 10th annual Bad Cartoon Contest. Congratulations to Mark Tyler, who is the ﬁrst Bad Cartoon winner to bank a cash prize for his victory. We’ve also closed entry for our annual Fiction 101 contest, which publishes in the ﬁrst edition of 2012. On First Thursday in January, we’ll be once again teaming up with Rediscovered Books for a reading of the winning entries by the authors who penned them. If you’ve entered the competition, keep an eye on your email and voicemail. We might be calling with good news. —Rachael Daigle
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INSIDE EDITOR’S NOTE
NEWS Gay-straight alliance approved in Meridian schools
DAIRY DILEMMA Earlier this year, BW reported on dairy cattle sold for meat that showed high levels of drugs and antibiotics, some of which are not legal to administer to cattle. Now the Food and Drug Administration is suing one Idaho dairy for just that. Details at Citydesk. TAXI TROUBLES? The City of Boise is ﬂoating a new ordinance that would ban smoking in taxi cabs, as well as require that they accept debit cards and that all drivers be ﬂuent in English. Get all the details of the proposal at Citydesk.
SHOPPER REPELLENT After pepper-spraying a crowd of non-violent protesters in California, one cop became an Internet sensation, as did his weapon of choice. Check out the hilarious new Amazon product reviews for pepper spray at Cobweb.
SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES Ballet Idaho is gearing up for its annual production of The Nutcracker. BW went behind the scenes with a video camera to check in on all the sugar-fueled action. See it at Cobweb.
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FEATURE 10th annual Bad Cartoon Contest
8 DAYS OUT
FIRST THURSDAY Pick your own adventure 19 FIRST THURSDAY LISTINGS Full map and schedule
ARTS Holiday shopping, market style
FOOD Raw milk comes out from the underground
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A BRAND NEWT MAN Red gets all counter-counterculture “Take a bath, ya’ dirty hippie!” “What’s your problem, Red?” “And get a haircut while you’re at it!” “I got a haircut yesterday, thank you very much, and I shower a hell of a lot more than you do. So what’s the deal? You having some kind of ﬂashback to the ’60s?” “I wasn’t in the ’60s, Cope.” “Weren’t in the ’60s, huh? You’re as old as I am, pal, so don’t tell me you weren’t in the ’60s.” “Wull, I weren’t in the same ’60s as you, Cope. I stayed clear o’ that ’60s you were in and did my time in the good ’60s. I weren’t squatting around no lava lamps, slopping acids and feeling groovy. No sirree bob, weren’t no Lucy in the sky with diapers for me. No purple grazing, neither. I stuck to good ol’ Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, an’ I never ate no brownies with anything in ’em more suspicious than mouse droppings. I could see right off how that counterculturing stuff you was up to weren’t leading anywhere but straight to H-E-double toothpicks, what with all them graceful deadheads and songs like that ‘In a God o’ Velveeta.’ What the heck’s that supposed to mean, anyhow ... ‘In a God o’ Velveeta?’” “Listen, what brought this on? Doesn’t have anything to do with the Occupy Wall Street movement, does it?” “’Course it does. I wouldn’t o’ seen it myself, but thank heavens, we got ol’ Newt Gingrich showing us how them 99-centers ain’t nothing but toilet-hijacking bums too lazy to get ’emselves a job.” “And that ‘take a bath’ crack, you got that from Gingrich, too.” “That’s how come Jesus told Newt to run in the president race. It’s his job to get all the silent majority folks to remember how our troubles all started when them atheistic pinkos kicked prayer out o’ the schools. See, that’s the very day the … what Newt calls ... the ‘moral center’ dropped out o’ liberals like a ﬁve-speed trannie drops out of a VW bus when you cram it into reverse by mistake. When you think about it, tweren’t but a few years after that them college smart-alecks started growing their hair down to their fannies and wearing bellbottom trousers and getting that patchouli oil all over ’emselves. And that’s why I’m a Newt booster now.” “Red, not even four weeks ago, you were going on about how great Ron Paul is.” “Yeah ... well ... ol’ Ron’s pretty good. But I heard him say that if potheads want to be potheads, we oughta let ’em, and I’m just not sure this libratarian stuff should be allowed for everyone. Like pot heads, f’r instance. But Newt now, he sees the whole picture. He knows we ain’t gonna be a great country again until we have something nasty and demeaning to say about every misﬁt and oddball and bra-burnin’, draft-
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dodgin’, ﬂower-powered secular humanistic free lover that ever climbed out from under an ivory tower and made it against the law to put Mexican children to work mopping out school houses.” “So you must be happy Gingrich is climbing in the polls.” “You know it, Cope! Just imagine how he’s gonna wipe up your side like a spilt beer in a bowling alley when he talks about how Barack Obama don’t got himself a moral center, and how Obama don’t love this country nearly as much as Newt does, who hardly even knew he was adulterizin’ back when he was cheatin’ on those other wives because his big brain was so busy with lovin’ his country so much. Imagine!” “Uh, that’s pretty hard to imagine, that Barack Obama is ever going to be outmoraled by Newt Gingrich. But frankly, I’d love to see them debate, especially in front of a general election audience instead of one made up entirely of feral assholes like in these Republican debates. And say, Red, have you noticed how the older Newt gets, the more he looks like he was dabbed together out of wet bread?” “Dangit, this ain’t about hows a feller looks. This is about a future for our great country. That’s what Newt’s worried about. Not whether he looks like he’s eaten one truckload of marshmallows too many!” “Ah, I see. Newt’s thinking about the future when he dredges up those old shibboleths from the ’60s like ‘take a bath,’ or ‘put prayer back in school.’” “Cope, I don’t know nothing about no old ship-o’-lips. I just know there’s no one better at connectin’ loose dots than Newt. He can see a way to blame whatever goes wrong on you durn liberals, from why we ain’t got orphan houses no more to why a mom would drown her kids in a lake. Nobody’s better at that than Newt.” “Know what I think, Red? I think this great thinker of yours, this big brain of the Republican Party, is so empty of ideas, so bankrupt of imagination, that he has to try to stir up 40-year-old resentments in whatever’s left of the crowd that’s still pissed off because we had more fun than they did. His natural base are those sour dips who, even in the ’60s, were so unpleasant and stupid, we didn’t want to be around them. But I’ll tell you something, pal. It isn’t going to work. And you know why?” “I ’magine you’re gonna tell me one way or the other.” “It’s not going to work because this time, the hard hats are out there with the hippies, holding up signs and saying the same thing.” “I don’t know what you’re talking about, Cope. Hard hats and hippies?” “Oh, that’s right. I forgot. You were in the other ’60s.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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REVOLUTION VS. REFORM The rift within Occupy
Editors and readers expect pundits to weigh in on the eviction of Occupy Wall Street. People ask: Does this mean the beginning of the end for the Occupy movement? No. Now, let’s discuss a major rift within the movement: Reformists vs. revolutionaries. Revolutionaries want to overthrow the government, get rid of existing economic, political and social relations and create new ones. Reformists want changes, too, however they are OK with the basic structure of the system. You can see the split whenever Occupiers discuss actions and demands. Reformists say: Let’s move our accounts from banks to credit unions. Demand that Congress pass a constitutional amendment abolishing corporate personhood. If revolutionaries get their way, there won’t be a Congress. No one will need to boycott banks or choose which merchants are least malevolent. Capitalism won’t exist. Revolution frightens the reformists. They worry about chaos, violence and dislocation. They’re right to be concerned. Bad as things are now, these might look like the good old days after buildings begin burning. Revolutionaries point to previous reform movements. Sure, progressives win victories during times of unrest, but they don’t stick. As soon as the demonstrators go home right-wingers roll back the results of those hard-won battles while liberals stand aside. If you want radical change to last, revolutionaries argue, you have to change everything. We have the chance. 2012 is shaping up to be our Year of Revolution. Reformers see the system as in need of repair. For revolutionaries, whether the system can be ﬁxed is beside
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the point. The system is the problem. I think the United States is both unreformable and irredeemable. Many members of Occupy agree, but at least as many believe there are aspects of this dying country worth saving. Occupation ideology centers around two loci: economic unfairness and corporate inﬂuence. Economic injustice manifests itself in numerous forms. Occupiers focus on income inequality. The richest 1 percent collect 90 percent of national income. This is the culmination of a 40-year trend. The tipping point was when the government did nothing to help distressed homeowners. Instead, George W. Bush and Barack Obama doled out hundreds of billions of dollars to the same banks that were pushing fraudulent mortgages, illegally refusing to reﬁnance and forging fake foreclosure documents. I can imagine reform coming out of the existing duopoly. It’s not going to happen. But I can imagine it. Theoretically. The odds of meaningful change are so long that only a psycho would bet on it. The traditional rift between liberals and conservatives has skewed too far. Reform is impossible. Beyond that, I can’t see how reform could last. With the pressure turned off, corporate media would renew its systematic campaign of pro-business propaganda. The corporate chieftains would get back into power. Does anyone seriously think this system will ﬁx these problems? Amending the Constitution won’t do the trick. Electing better ofﬁcials isn’t enough. Yes, the system is broken. But that’s not the main point. The system is irredeemable. Nothing short of revolution will do.
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NEWS/CITYDESK NEWS LAU R IE PEAR M AN
MAKING CHANGE IN MERIDIAN
Proposed taxi ordinance would require newer cabs and require drivers to speak English.
School district ready to reconsider Gay-Straight Alliance Club
GHOST RIDERS IN THE CAB
GEORGE PRENTICE Changing policy is tough enough. Changing someone’s mind or heart may be the ultimate challenge. No one knows for sure what changed the minds or hearts of Meridian School Board trustees when they did a 180-degree turnaround on Oct. 25 regarding a proposed Alejandra Ayon and Eric Anderson found a what they called a “lifeline” in a Gay-Straight Alliance club. policy governing student organizations. But proponents, advocating for a Gay-Straight Alliance Club at Mountain View High least. It really hurts.” School, said the change was monumental, not nizations ﬁghting for the civil rights of the Ayon didn’t join Borah’s Gay-Straight Allijust for students’ constitutional rights but for LGBT community. ance because she was gay. “The changes that they were proposing tolerance and acceptance. Using the newly re“It was really crazy because I had to vised policy as a foundation, Mountain View would have been very bad for gay-straight students are now ready to reignite their effort alliances in particular, including a prohibition come out to my parents as being straight,” of topics that clubs could discuss,” said Peter said Ayon. “They were sure I was a lesbian to start a club which, at its heart, promotes because I hung out with so many gay people. Renn, staff attorney with Lambda Legal. tolerance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and I had straight friends that didn’t understand, “The one proposal that troubled us the most transgender community. so I had to remind them that being straight was the requirement of parental permission. “The safety and well-being of LGBT was as much a part of the Gay-Straight Allistudents, who are often targeted for bullying, Kids who are in most need of participation ance as anyone. I always point out that I’m a in a Gay-Straight Alliance are most often the must come ﬁrst,” said Krista Perry, co-chair straight advocate.” kids who have the greatest difﬁculty seeking of the Idaho Safe Schools Coalition. “We Meanwhile the Meridian School District and obtaining parental permission.” commend the district for recognizing that.” spent this past summer researching approEric Anderson, 20, and Alejandra Ayon, One year may not seem like a long time, priate policies for organizations, not just 19, said they knew exactly what Renn was but for a small group of students at Mountalking about. Both struggled for acceptance Gay-Straight Alliances but all clubs in Idaho’s tain View, it felt like a lifetime. In November largest school district. when they attended Borah High School 2010, the students attempted to form a GSA “In reality, that’s how many policies in the Boise School Club. In their letter morph,” said Dr. Bruce Gestrin, the district’s District, but they said of application, the they found “a lifeline” assistant superintendent and the man charged students proposed an A new group of Mountain View High School in a Gay-Straight Alli- with crafting the policy. “You ﬁnd good organization “wherein students has resubmitted a GSA club apexamples, question them, investigate them, plication, which is expected to be considered ance club. students of differing by the district’s school board, using the new and ask if it passes the legal test and meets “My family is sexual orientation, inpolicy as a foundation, on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Mormon. Growing up, our needs. It’s never as simple as some people cluding straight allies, think. It always takes a lot of input.” I wasn’t terribly comcould work together Gestrin said he spoke to principals fortable with myself,” to discuss social issues said Anderson. “By the time I was 16, I knew throughout his district and researched similar and promote the tolerance of all teens, repolicies in districts from across the nation. In gardless of characteristics that set them apart I was gay, but it was a very slow coming-out the end, the policy removed any requirement process. I didn’t get too much support from from societal norms.” But in January, the Meridian School Board our spiritual community. It wasn’t until I was of parental permission. Additionally the new policy denied any restriction to appropriate 17, when I knew I had to tell my parents. It decided to slow the application process discussion of sexual orientation or general was terrifying.” down, pending a thorough review. discussions of sexually related topics. IroniAnderson remembered the ﬁrst time he “Our board said they wanted to look at cally, when the Board of Trustees approved walked into a Gay-Straight Alliance Club what clubs we had and what we had been the new policy, it held the meeting at Mounmeeting at Borah High School. approving,” said Eric Exline, the district’s tain View High School. “It was a total accident,” said Anderson. director of community relations. “We inIt has been a full year since the original quired about all the clubs, and there are a lot “I thought I was walking into a tennis club meeting, but some of my friends were in the request for a Gay-Straight Alliance Club at of them—a rock-paper-scissor club, a chess Mountain View, but Perry conﬁrmed for BW room so I stayed. I found a place where I club, drag racing. It’s an extensive list.” that a new group of students has resubmitted could associate with other people who were A new policy regarding student organizaa GSA club application, which is expected to gay. If people have the chance to be authentions in the Meridian district went through be considered by the district’s school board, tic, they perform so much better in school several revised drafts, including a few early using the new policy as a foundation, on because they’re not worried about being proposals that got the attention of Lambda called a fag. It can ruin your day at the very Tuesday, Dec. 13. Legal, one of the nation’s largest legal orgaWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
The City of Boise has been deploying so-called “ghost riders” to take taxis over the last several years in an effort to monitor cab drivers’ service levels. “Ghost riders are city employees who have occasionally been checking on taxis,” said Adam Park, communications director for Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. “And they conﬁrmed what we had been hearing from customers.” Park said that what the mayor’s ofﬁce had been hearing wasn’t good. “In the last couple of years in particular, we have received an increased number of complaints from citizens and travelers regarding taxi service,“ said Park. “Particularly rides to and from the airport.” As a result, staff began working on a proposed taxi ordinance Boise’s existing taxi license that could holders have the opportunity dramatically to provide written comments change how on the proposed ordinance cabs operate until Friday, Dec. 9. in Boise. “This has been a three-year process,” said Craig Croner, Boise’s administrative services manager, who helped craft the proposed ordinance. “We’re really trying to enhance customers’ experiences of coming in and out of the airport.” Among the proposed changes: a requirement for all drivers to accept debit and credit cards for payment, no tobacco use by drivers or passengers, and increased frequency of vehicle inspections. “We don’t want to hamstring the taxi industry but we want to have some guidelines in place,” said Croner. Another proposal would require all taxi drivers and owners to demonstrate an ability to read, write and speak English. “Sometimes a language barrier could lead a driver to take passengers in the wrong location,” said Park. Croner said several people had called City Hall to complain that they hadn’t been able to fully communicate with their taxi driver. “As a result, they were taken way out of their way and had to pay extra,” said Croner. After receiving written comments from stakeholders, the proposed ordinance would come before the Boise City Council at a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 13, before being scheduled for a public hearing and ﬁnal vote. According to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce, there are currently 70 licensed taxi companies in Boise with a total of 154 cabs. —George Prentice
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TERESA ALEXANDER AND JOANNE TAYLOR A home to heal Idaho’s children Teresa Alexander always wanted to be an interior decorator. But now, as chief executive ofﬁcer of the Children’s Home Society of Idaho, decorating is only a hobby. “I’m always ﬁxing things up,” said Alexander, sitting in her Warm Springs Avenue ofﬁce with the society’s development manager, Joanne Taylor. Alexander was asked to “ﬁx things up” when she took the CEO position in March 2010. “They were looking for somebody to come along and, quite frankly, ensure ﬁnancial stability,” said Alexander. A year later, Taylor came on board to oversee development, including the society’s new fund-raising campaign to assist families that can’t afford services for their children. Are you a native Idahoan? Alexander: I am. Third-generation. I’m the oldest of four daughters. When I was 6 years old, our mother died. My father was left in a bit of a dilemma of what to do with four little girls, two in diapers. We were actually visited by people from the Children’s Home, when it was an orphanage. One day, my Dad said, “No, I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to separate these girls.” He set out to be a single parent and eventually married my stepmother. How difﬁcult were those years? Alexander: You don’t ever get over it. You know that there are a number of people in this community who still believe that this building is a home for children. Alexander: In the mid 1960s, the federal government decided that children were bet-
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ter cared for by the foster-care system rather than orphanages. The last child matriculated through this building in 1968. Today we’re focused on the things we do really well, which is counseling and therapeutic services. We have been in this location for over a century, caring for Idaho children. My No. 1 mission is to make sure that we’re here for the next 100 years. If we were to consider your revenue as a pie, how big a slice would be Medicaid reimbursement? Alexander: Of our counseling services, it’s about 50 percent. But our psychosocial rehabilitation services are 100 percent. Taylor: So it averages out to about 80 to 85 percent. How many children walk though your doors on a regular basis? Taylor: We’re serving an average of 90 children per day. But so many of our clients can’t provide the insurance co-payment. So we’ll probably write off as much as $1 million this year. How do you manage that? Taylor: We have something called our Community Sponsorship Program. That’s a pot of money to help subsidize the services for children whose families can’t afford to pay the bill. Do you have children on waiting lists? Alexander: We recently hired clinicians with
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variable schedules. So now we’re providing services most evenings and on Saturdays, too. Certain heinous cases of neglect or abuse gain an inordinate amount of notoriety. Do you follow those events in the news any differently than most people? Alexander: A lot of times, I say to myself, “Thank God we’re here to provide a place for children to go and heal.” Did you follow the recent trial of Robert Manwill’s mother and her boyfriend? Alexander: I did. I have to tell you that I used to babysit Jimmy Kerns (Boise’s recently retired deputy police chief), who was very much responsible for investigating that case. I was so proud of him, but I was also very heartbroken for the circumstances. What is Christmas like here? Alexander: We’ll have a party, where the kids can receive a Christmas stocking and say hello to Santa. While we were talking, someone put a large box over in the corner of your ofﬁce. What’s in there? Alexander: It looks like teddy bears. Taylor: I’m sure it’s for Christmas. So it’s not unusual for you to get a box of teddy bears? Alexander: Don’t you?
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ry a centu f o h t n one-te bad for t i r g n i na Dar Keep by Dean We’re marking a milestone at Boise Weekly: We’ve been bringing you the very ﬁnest bad cartoons for a full decade. That’s right, 10 years of bad puns, roll-your-eyes humor, bizarre drawings and images that leave you slightly disturbed, yet intrigued. Over the years, the Bad Cartoon Contest has taken readers along on the adventures of a giant ice cream cone, it’s let us experience the heartwarming relationship between a boy and his own skeleton after he vomited it out, and it’s offered invaluable life lessons, like just how much a stick ﬁgure can accomplish when put in the hands of a mediocre artist. This year’s winner continues that proud tradition of mashing groan-worthy puns with passable artistic skill to create something that managed to make our panel of judges emit a hearty chuckle. And because of new rules this year, 16-year-old Mark Tyler can celebrate his victory with a crisp Benjamin in his hand. Finally, a teenager’s time-wasting has paid off. Judging by his collection of bad puns and pop-culture references, Tyler has years of absent-minded, in-class doodling to look forward to. This year’s judging panel—BW Art Director Leila Ramella-Rader, former Bad Cartoon champ Elijah Jensen, nearly professional judge and former BW staffer Amy Atkins, and myself—was left with the weighty duty of selecting our favorites from an impressive stack of entries from artists of all descriptions. What you see in these pages are those that either made us laugh out loud or kept us coming back to ponder it a little more—either way, thanks to all our artists for participating. Finally, those same contest changes also mean that this is going to be your only chance to soak in the glory that is Bad Cartoon for the next year. Unlike previous years, the Bad Cartoon champ will not appear regularly in the pages of Boise Weekly, so appreciate the badness while it lasts. —Deanna Darr
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THURSDAY-SATURDAY DEC. 1-3 reading MERIDIAN LIBRARY BOOK SALE Amazon and Barnes & Noble have just introduced new versions of their popular e-readers, the Kindle and the Nook, which double as tablets like the popular iPad. And while we get that it’s cool to carry thousands of books in such a compact way, and that it probably cuts down on deforestation, no matter how convenient they are, these fancy tablets will never have the romantic tangibility of an old book. E-readers don’t have crisp, smooth pages on which you can scribble notes, that musty sweet smell or the nice cracking in their spines. And, most importantly, you can’t line the walls of your apartment with all the e-books you’ve devoured to demonstrate your exquisite intellectual tastes. Book purists can rejoice and maybe help give some old books a new home at the Meridian Library Book Sale. The sale will feature books for $2 or less, and you can rest easy knowing the proﬁts will beneﬁt the library, which loves books as much as you do. Thursday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-888-4451, mld.org.
THURSDAYSUNDAY DEC. 1-4 theater A DICKENS CHRISTMAS CAROL Christmastime is always
awash with holiday-themed theater. Feel-good Christmas classics abound on stage and screen, usually involving some nonbeliever who stumbles upon the spirit of Christmas and then has to save the holiday. While some comedy may be involved, the hear twarming message is usually front and center.
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This holiday season, if you’re in the mood for a little more comedy and a little less wholesomeness, check out Stagecoach Theatre’s A Dickens Christmas Carol. Written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Ginger Scott, this mir thful drama tells the tale of a self-impor tant diva who thinks herself irreplace-
Everyone has that one sister/aunt/cousin/friend who’s the queen of the holidays. Her home smells of cinnamon apples, her themed Christmas tree is decked out with fancy ornaments perfectly spaced and coordinated. She has tasteful fake frost lining her windows and all the presents under the tree have been professionally gift-wrapped. And every year, when you show up to the queen’s home for a holiday party—with that Chia Pet you bought at Rite Aid shoved in a cartoon reindeer gift bag—you smile wide and wish you had the time and/or money to stick it to her. Well, now you can—in a classy and creative way—at the Idaho Poster and Letterpress Christmas card and giftwrapping paper printing class. In the three-hour workshop, you’ll be able to print your holiday cards, invitations and sheets of gift-wrap paper with antique letters and Christmas cuts. Your handmade artistic creations are sure to be the envy of that holiday diva, and she’ll be dying for your advice for next year. But sign up quick by emailing bingo@ bingobarnes.com, because the class has limited enrollment. 6-9 p.m., $50. Idaho Poster and Letter Press, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com.
able in a rag-tag rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Of course, when she is replaced with a surprisingly talented and terriﬁed understudy, she’s in for a shock. Comedy ensues as she tries to win back her rightful place center stage. The play runs weekends through Saturday, Dec. 10. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 2-Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m.; $15. 710 N. Orchard St., 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
SATURDAY DEC. 3 shots shots shots BOISE WEEKLY/44 NORTH TAILGATE PARTY That whole light beer and football thing is so cliched. Just because you enjoy watching hulking men hurl balls in superhuman arcs across giant ﬁelds doesn’t mean you also prefer sipping on shitty, ﬂavorless beverages.
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FRIDAY-SATURDAY DEC. 2-3 horror THE ACHERI Apocalyptic horror ﬁlms are all the rage. Terrifying CGI creatures haunt and disembowel shrieking characters in a smoldering urban wasteland, meticulously crafted with bigbudget special effects. But it is not often that you see these plots adapted from the screen to the stage. Boise’s Empty Boat Theatre Company, formerly Welsh/ Garcia Productions, is taking on this task with its ﬁrst ofﬁcial production, The Acheri. “What we’re calling The Acheri is actually a Native American story about a ghost,” said director Dwayne Blackaller. “We started realizing that The Acheri is a sort of malevolent force that particularly preys on children.” The Acheri is an original creation, crafted during intensive improv workshops with the company’s actors. The play examines how far humans will sink into the depths of terror when confronted with pending destruction. “If you were to do the teaser in a nutshell: six survivors who can barely trust one another, holed up in an abandoned daycare in the middle of nowhere in Victor, Idaho,” explained Blackaller. “They’re in the middle of a terrible, terrible snowstorm and perpetual twilight, and as they try to ﬁgure out how to survive, they’re trying to ﬁgure out whether or not they’re going to be their own destruction or weather their humanity or something inside them is going to help them rise above.” To ratchet up the spook factor, Empty Boat will stage this production in the former Ceramica building at Fifth and Main streets. Empty Boat co-founders Hollis Welsh and Nick Garcia hope that the intimacy of the space will help create a thrilling, nontraditional experience. After the show, make sure to stop by Pengilly’s across the street for $1 off any drink with your ticket stub. You’ll need a little liquid courage to stave off the pending nightmares. The Acheri continues through Saturday, Dec. 17. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15 door. 510 W. Main St., theemptyboattheatrecompany.org.
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Trade G-strings for deep-V’s with afterparty jams by Fires in France.
SATURDAY DEC. 3 beefcakes EVERY WOMAN’S WISH ALL-MALE REVUE The term “holiday six-pack” generally refers to a set of tasty barley brews with a bow on top, generally picked up at the grocer y store on the way to the holiday par ty you almost forgot you’d RSVP’d to. But My Lady’s Wish and Ish Promotions want to give you a different kind of holiday six-pack. Instead of getting a beer gut from your holiday gift, you can ogle some welltoned mid-sections at the Ever y Woman’s Wish Male Revue Show. That’s right, shirtless beefcakes movin’ and groovin’ onstage. Five local men and one Washington visitor will give Boise women something to feast their eyes on. So go admire all the hard work these men put in at the gym. According to Kevin Kellum, My Lady’s Wish senior vice president, attendees can expect a little Sin City style in the City of Trees. Kellum called the revue, “a ver y Las Vegas-style show with Idaho rules.” The evening will feature several choreographed numbers and a lot of frisky fun. After the show, you can replicate the moves you’ve just witnessed when the dance ﬂoor opens, with music from DJ Mac and Fires in France. The idea behind Wish is “individuals sharing hope” and the organization is behind Clubish nights, which promotes nightlife for plus-sized women. It’s also responsible for Vault teen nightclub, a super-safe high-school-only event for teens to put their Dance Dance Revolution skills to work. Kellum said that the company’s goal is “about putting as much positive in the universe as we can … and tr ying to help the community.” Ish Promotions also wants you to wrap up your holiday shopping before you grab a cocktail and lust after per fect pecs. The revue will be preceded by the Women’s Wish Holiday Expo at the El Korah Shrine Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature a variety of craft, health and beauty, nutrition, clothing and jewelr y vendors. Ten percent of proﬁts from the expo will go to the Idaho Foodbank, and attendees are asked to bring a donation or donate $1 at the door. Expo: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE. El Korah Shrine Center, 1118 W. Idaho St. Male revue: 9 p.m., $15 general, $25 VIP, $135 Ladies’ Night Out package, $150 VIP table for ﬁve. The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., Boise, 208-2975629, ishpromotions.com.
We all remember the stuffed animal we cherished in childhood. Some of us still have them, tattered and dingy. But while we loved our hear t-nosed polar bear or squishy doe-eyed sheep, they were all sor t of generic. We loved them because they were ours. But how much better would they have been if we’d designed them ourselves? That’s where Wendy Tsao and her blog Softiemaker come in. Tsao started Child’s Own Studio, where she takes a child’s original artwork and turns it into a cuddly plush toy. If your son wants a purple giraffe with wings, or your daughter wants a dinosaur with golden locks, Tsao can make it happen. Her orders have included a pair of cute slugs, an orange lumpsucker ﬁsh, a starred purple kitten, and dozens of other adorable creatures. The contributions come from kids in a variety of mediums—scribbled crayon on green construction paper, colored pencil and watercolor. Her original idea seems to be paying off. Tsao has already reached the 50 orders she can accommodate for the holidays but urges customers to come back in Januar y. And with the volume she’s attracting, her business is bound to grow. Admit it, you want to ﬁngerpaint a Tyrannosaurus Rex with your toes and see it turned into an adorable stuffed animal. Submit your artwork at childsownstudio.blogspot.com, and Tsao will quote you a price based on complexity. childsownstudio.blogspot.com
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CHRISTMAS CARD AND GIFTWRAPPING PAPER CLASS—Print holiday cards, invites and wrapping paper, then swap with other students. No experience necessary. Reservations requested. See Picks, Page 14. 6-9 p.m. $50. Idaho Poster and Letterpress, 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, Boise, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com.
On Stage A PERMANENT IMAGE—The newest work from Samuel D. Hunter was commissioned by BCT. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
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OUTSIDE—Collapse Theater presents the story of an entertainment-addicted family of four who ﬁnd the outdoors frightening. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
ADVENTURE PROGRAM HOLIDAY PARTY—Celebrate the season with Boise Parks and Recreation’s Adventure program. For more information, call 208608-7680. 6-9 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-3844486, cityofboise.org/parks.
THURSDAY DEC. 1 Art LIFE’S KITCHEN SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT—Bid on unique ornaments or baubles created and donated by regional artists. On display through Saturday, Dec. 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Basement Gallery, 928 W. Main St., Boise, 208-333-0309.
On Stage A PERMANENT IMAGE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, bctheater.org. BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER—This will be the best Christmas pageant ever when the Herdman kids learn about the true meaning of Christmas. 7 p.m. $15 for students, seniors, military; $18 general admission. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org. A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW—A small group of weary travelers learn about the magic of the holiday season while trapped in a train station on Christmas Eve. 7:30 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
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On Stage A PERMANENT IMAGE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, bctheater.org. THE ACHERI—Horror play about happenings at Sunny Sky Daycare, a ﬁctional abandoned daycare facility in Victor. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com. See Picks, Page 14. 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door. Ceramica, 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3822.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR— Features a variety of items and lunch of homemade soups and desserts served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info, visit whitneywomenschorale.org. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE admission. Whitney United Methodist Church, 3315 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-3432892, whitneychurch.org.
BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $39 dinner/show or $20 show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions. org.
FIRST FRIDAY AT FUSIONS GLASS STUDIO—Create your own glass gift and receive $5 off with a donation of a gently worn winter coat to Coats for Kids. 4:30-8:30 p.m. FREE-$35. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055, fusionsidaho.com.
A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY MUSIC SERIES—Featuring the Hokum Hi-Flyers acoustic string band. Pie Hole pizza and full bar available. 7 p.m. $5, $15 per family. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
A DICKENS CHRISTMAS CAROL—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. 710 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. OUTSIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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A DICKENS CHRISTMAS CAROL—Hilarious drama ensues when the diva of a theater company is maddened when her understudy is thrust into the limelight. See Picks, Page 14. 7:30 p.m. $15. 710 N. Orchard St., Boise. 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. OUTSIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
Literature MERIDIAN LIBRARY BOOK SALE—Features books for $2 or less, including a variety of titles suitable for all ages. Sales beneﬁt the Meridian Library
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MERIDIAN LIBRARY BOOK SALE—See Thursday. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-888-4451, mld.org.
A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
SATURDAY DEC. 3 Festivals & Events BOISE WEEKLY/44 NORTH TAILGATE PARTY—Pre-funk before every Boise State home game with BW and 44 North. See Picks, Page 14. 2 p.m. FREE. End Zone, 1010 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-384-0613. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR—See Friday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Whitney United Methodist Church, 3315 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-343-2892, whitneychurch.org. FAIR TRADE MARKET AND HOLIDAY GIFT SALE—Browse hand-crafted items from around the world. Items from nonproﬁt and refugee groups in Idaho are also available. Visit duniamarketplace.com for more info. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Evergreen Heights Mennonite Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Caldwell. HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CARNIVAL—This crafts event is holiday themed with fun for kids and families. Vendor space is available. 8 a.m. Liberty Elementary, 1740 E. Bergeson, Boise, 208854-5410. MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET HOLIDAY BAZAAR—Beneﬁts the Idaho Foodbank, Invisible Children and Rocky Mountain and Mountain View high schools. Call 208-376-2610 for more info. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Mountain View High School, 2000 Millenium Way, Meridian, 208-855-4050.
A DICKENS CHRISTMAS CAROL—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 5012 Emerald Ave., 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. A PERMANENT IMAGE—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. THE ACHERI—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 door. 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3423822. AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS—Opera Idaho performs Menotti’s classic holiday story of faith and miracles. Visit operaidaho.org or call 208-387-1273 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $15$35. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net. BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $39 dinner/show or $20 show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., 208385-0021, kedproductions.org. EVERY WOMAN’S WISH ALL MALE REVUE—Ogle some scantily clad men, sip cocktails and have some frisky fun. See Picks, Page 15. 8 p.m. $15-$30. Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6605. OUTSIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective,
3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
Workshops & Classes RESIN CASTING WORKSHOP— All you have to bring is whatever personal items you would like to encase in resin. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. The Sculpture Studio, 504 E. 45th, Ste. 11, Garden City, 208867-9922, thesculpturestudio.org.
Odds & Ends HOLIDAY BIRD SEED SALE— Quality bird seed in assorted locally preferred types. Makeand-take craft session from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225, ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov. LIVE BELLY AND FLAMENCO DANCING—Full Tilt Bellydance and District 19 will dance to live music. Drink and dinner specials. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Shangri La Tea Room, 1800 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-424-0273, shangri-la-tea.com.
SUNDAY DEC. 4 Festivals & Events MERIDIAN FARMERS MARKET HOLIDAY BAZAAR—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Mountain View High School, 2000 Millennium Way, Meridian, 23 208-855-4050.
SIXTH ANNUAL HIP HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET EXTRAVAGANZA—Local crafters will present an array of goodies just in time for holiday shopping. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, ﬂyingmcoffee. com. SURVIVOR HOLIDAY CELEBRATION—The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life hosts an afternoon of cookies and hot cocoa, Christmas caroling, and a visit from Santa with special holiday surprises. Open to all ages and for all cancer survivors. Call 208-440-0087 to RSVP. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, doubletree1.hilton.com. WOMEN’S WISH HOLIDAY EXPO—Featuring more than 30 vendors, with wine and spirits and the music of DJ Mac. Donations beneﬁt the Idaho Foodbank. Call 208-297-5629 or go to ishpromotions.com for more information. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $1 Donation or one can of food. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-4330197, powerhouseevent.com. Skeleton Blues by Connor Coughlin was the 1st place winner in the 9th Annual Boise Weekly Bad Cartoon Contest.
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FIRST THURSDAY, TWO WAYS Hip holiday shopper vs. buy nothing Bohemian TARA MORGAN Whether you’re ready to drop some big bills this holiday season, or you’ve decided to prolong Buy Nothing Day through the end of the year, First Thursday has plenty of pretty shiny things to keep you amused. Here’s BW’s go-to guide for how to make the most of your December First Thursday, two ways.
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5:30 P.M.—BALLET IDAHO (501 S. Eighth St., 208343-0556, balletidaho.org). Before your arms are burdened with shopping bags, twirl into Ballet Idaho and ﬁll up on hot cider and cookies with the cast of The Nutcracker. You can catch a special performance of Nutcracker for the Curious at 5:30 p.m. and then strut your sugarplum self over to the Ballet Idaho Nutcracker Boutique to browse mouse king- and marzipan-themed trinkets.
5 P.M.—GOLDY’S CORNER (625 W. Main St., 208-433-3934, goldysbreakfastbistro.com). Jay O’Leary, from the bright purple-and-green tat shop Spit Shade on Sixth Street, is bringing his inky skills to Goldy’s Corner this First Thursday. O’Leary, aka Captain Tooﬂess, will showcase new artwork alongside his recently published book, Cute Things Happen in Tooﬂess Ways.
6:15 P.M.—BROWN’S GALLERY (408 S. Eighth St., 208-342-6661, brownsgallery.com). If you want to knock a couple of your artsy aunts off your shopping list, stop by Brown’s Gallery to peruse a selection of reasonably priced bronze and ceramic pieces, oil paintings and jewelry. And there’s even some pieces made from antlers for that hard-toplease cousin.
6:45 P.M.—BERRYHILL AND CO. (121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553, berryhillandco.com). Now that you’ve procured a couple presents for your pals, get all bourgeoise at Berryhill with free champagne and cake. Hayden Beverage will pour samples of holiday bubbles and Chef John Berryhill will roll out some sweet and savory cake pops.
7 P.M.—FANCY PANTS (825 W. Idaho St., 208-3453339, fancypantstyle.wordpress.com). With your champagne buzz in full swing, clatter over to Fancy Pants for more holiday decadence at the clothing store’s ﬁfth-anniversary party. Scan brands like Rebecca Taylor and Rag & Bone while sipping a wintery ﬁve-spice cocktail and snacking on celebratory treats. And don’t miss the Fancy Pants discount— draw ﬁve numbers from a bowl and the grand total is the amount you’ll receive off your purchase. 7:30 P.M.—ARTISANS FOR HOPE (Hoff Building Lobby, 802 W. Bannock St., artisans4hope.org). If you want to spend your holiday bucks on an original scarf, hat or felted bag hand-crafted by a local refugee, head over to Artisans 4 Hope in the Hoff Building. Artisans 4 Hope “assists local refugees in developing the skill base, language acquisition and competence to successfully integrate into their new community.” 8 P.M.—BOISE MASSAGE MATTERS (816 W. Bannock St., lower level, 208-315-0072, facebook. com/boisemassage). If all that shopping and cocktail sipping has you feeling wiped out, stop into Boise Massage Matters for a free chair massage. And while you’re waiting for your rubdown, check out new work from painter Cody Rutty. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
5:30 P.M.—TRIP TAYLOR (210 N. 10th St., 208-344-3311). After you’ve soaked in your ﬁll of tat art, shufﬂe over to Trip Taylor for an open mic poetry sesh. Trip Taylor himself will serenade ﬁnger-snappers with a rendition of an Allen Ginsberg poem and give a short talk on censorship. You can read stanzas from your own scribbled masterpieces or simply recite brief passages of someone else’s brilliance.
6 P.M.—BASEMENT GALLERY (928 W. Main St., 208-3330309, basementgalleryboise.com). With your inner poet sated, now it’s time to dive deep into the underground. Basement Gallery’s annual winter show features work from cutting-edge local artists like Veiko Valencia, Goran Fazil and Grant Olsen. You can also bid on an array of silent auction ornaments designed by local luminaries like Bill Carman, Erin Ruiz and Molly Hill. All silent auction proceeds will beneﬁt Life’s Kitchen. 6:30 P.M.—JACK’S URBAN MEETING PLACE (Ninth Street between Front and Myrtle streets, jacksurbanmeetingplace. org). If you want to be the ﬁrst of your friends to jump on the Jack’s Urban Meeting Place bandwagon, make sure to swing by the future arts megaplex and add your own personal touch. The public is invited to contribute handprints to the live mural on First Thursday as it is painted on the JUMP building walls by the United Way Junior Service Club. 7 P.M.—8TH STREET MARKETPLACE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM (Mercantile Building, BODO). Now it’s time to slide on your dancing loafers and head to painter and mixed-media artist Willow Socia’s studio for a peek at her portrait work. Cut a rug to holiday-themed sets by DJ Muertos and Stardust Lounge while sipping on a refreshing beverage. Don’t leave without ducking into writer Amanda Turner and ﬁlmmaker Todd Lundbohm’s AIR studios as well. 8 P.M.—MING STUDIOS/BRICOLAGE (Sixth and Myrtle streets). Wrap up your December First Thursday festivities with a slew of hands-on art activities all in one central spot: Ming Studios. Idaho Poster and Letterpress will team up with Classic Design to offer demonstrations on a refurbished Challenge Gordon antique letterpress. You can also stand mesmerized as Wil Kirkman of Rocket Neon shapes neon tubes and Boise Art Glass blows out molten glass ornaments. Top the evening off with a stop into Bricolage for a look at new work by BW cover artist Kyler Martz and tasty treats by Le Bisou Bakery.
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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Stop in for tapas, wines and 20 percent off Basque sweets (valid 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, only). 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com. BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER—Members receive a 20 percent discount, 10 percent for nonmembers. Refreshments and pintxos will be served 5:30-8:30 p.m., and the Basque music jam session is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also, enjoy free
gallery tours of the exhibit Hidden In Plain Sight: The Basques. Guided tours of the Jacobs/Uberuaga available every half hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., 208-3432671, basquemuseum.com.
BOISE ART GLASS—Free food, music, beer and wine while watching glassblowing demonstrations and doing some Christmas shopping. Make your own ornament for $40 for a 30-minute session. Call to sign up. Sessions available in December. 5-11 p.m. FREE. 530 W. Myrtle St., 208345-1825, boiseartglass.com.
BRICOLAGE—Modern Styling 2 event features a hair show by Lunatic Fringe Salon, glassblow-
holiday cheer. 176 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-5050.
ing demos by Ming Studios, a 3-D slideshow, treats from Le Bisou Bakery, a screen printing demo and letterpress printing by Bingo Barnes of Idaho Poster and Letterpress, music, beer and wine and sloppy joes from Archie’s Place. 5 p.m. 418 S. Sixth St., Ste. 118, 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com.
THE COTTON CLUB—The Cotton 3 Club will be open to the public and showcase Santa quilts. FREE.
BUSINESS INTERIORS OF IDAHO— Christmas bazaar with shopping, drawings, prizes, music, cookies and
hour featuring $6 deals. Bottles of wine are $20, and kids under 12 eat free with purchase. 615 W. Main St., 208-287-4757, ﬂatbreadpizza.com.
106 N. Sixth (in the basement of the Old Pioneer Building), 208-345-5567, cottonclub.com. FLATBREAD COMMUNITY 4 OVEN-—Check out Amber Grubb’s photographs while enjoying happy
FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—The featured 5 artist of the month is Kristin Berkis Cottier. A Winter Window Gallery stop. The gift shop will be open until 9 p.m. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-3454320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com. GOLDY’S CORNER—Local tattoo artist Jay O’Leary, aka Captain Tooﬂess, will hold his 6 ﬁrst art show, along with his book Cute Things Happen in Tooﬂess Ways. A Winter Window Gallery stop. 625 W. Main St., 208-433-3934, goldysbreakfastbistro.com. HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—The $20 night out at Humpin Hannah’s is a 20x20 event showcasing the Power of 20, a local loyalty card. Featuring music from Steve Fulton and emceed by Rocci Johnson. Two well drinks or two bottled beers included in admission price. Learn more about 20x20 and Sustainable Community Connections initiatives. A Winter Window Gallery stop. See Food News, Page 30. 621 Main St., 208-3457557. INDIE MADE—Local crafters and artists will set up shop in pop-up tents in the Pioneer Building. Enjoy wine tasting and live music while you browse. Open until 9 p.m. FREE. 108 N. Sixth St. LE CAFE DE PARIS—Special tapas menu and wine tasting. Also, a Winter Window Gallery stop. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889, lecafedeparis.com.
South Side 8TH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— 7 The Artist in Residence program hosts new work from artists. 6-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, 208-338-5212, 8thstreetmarketplace.com. BALLET IDAHO—Watch dancers and children rehearse variations from The Nutcracker, enjoy hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies. Be the ﬁrst to buy nutcracker ornaments and trinkets from the Ballet Idaho Nutcracker Boutique. Performance at 5:30 p.m. 501 S. Eighth St., 208-343-0556, balletidaho.org. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Create a design for 8 an installation after viewing the large-scale sculpture by artist Mike Rathbun during Studio Art Exploration from 5-8 p.m. Art Talk is at 5:30 p.m. 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY—Listen to L’Etoile, South Junior High School’s audition-only chamber choir. 5:30-8 p.m. 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-3844200, boisepubliclibrary.org. BROWN’S GALLERY—Artists have created a 9 special selection of items designed with gift giving in mind. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 408 S. Eighth St., 208-342-6661. THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE 10 HOUSE—Showcasing images from the Cole/Marr student photo excursion of 2011. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630. HELLY HANSEN—Buy two items, get 10 percent off; buy three or more items and get 20 percent off. 860 W. Broad St., 208-342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 11 Opening reception for The Casasola Archives: The Mexican Revolution and Beyond. 5-9 p.m. By donation. 610 Julia Davis Drive, 208334-2120. JACK’S URBAN MEETING PLACE—View 12 art as it happens from 3:30-7 p.m. The United Way Junior Service Club will paint a mural designed by Boise High School sophomore Aidan Weltner. Ninth Street between Front and Myrtle streets. LEE GALLERY—Opening of Flight of Pos13 sibilities, featuring the work of pencil artist Ginger Daugherty. 409 S. Eighth St., Ste 101, 208-345-1120, leegalleryboise.com. LISK GALLERY—View a variety of artwork 14 by an eclectic mix of artists and wine samples from Sawtooth Winery. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-342-3773, liskgallery.com. MERCANTILE BUILDING—Creatives for 15 Tomorrow, this year’s rendition of Boise State’s annual portfolio show, will feature the work of nine graphic design students. 5 p.m. professionals, 7 p.m. general. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-338-5212.
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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY NORTHRUP BUILD16 ING—View new work from the Artists in Residence. Eighth and Broad streets, second ﬂoor. QUE PASA—Check out 17 Mexican artwork, including wall fountains, silver, cedar and leather sofas. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-385-9018. R. GREY GALLERY 18 JEWELRY AND ART GLASS—Showcasing jewelry made at the gallery. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., 208385-9337, rgreygallery.com. RENEWAL CONSIGN19 MENT HOMEWARES— The Artist in Residence program features new work from painter Anne Boyles. 517 S. Eighth St., 208-338-5444. Flock to see Josiah Stephens at Salon 162.
ART WALK Locations featuring artists
SALON 162—Featuring paintings by local artist Josiah Stephens. His art layers an abstract application of paint with expressive ﬁgurative studies. An interactive display will explore the lean manufacturing concept of visual control in the context of everyday life. Book any service and receive a $10 discount (for new clients). 404 S. Eighth St., 208-386-9908.
SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Take a break from your holiday shopping at the Snake River Winery Tasting Room. Along with a December wine ﬂight, you can take the chill off with mulled spiced wine, and pull together a quick and easy gift. Check out the new selection of Languiole wood handle wine openers, aerators, gift baskets and great stocking stuffers. As always, 20 percent discount on all case sales. A Winter Window Gallery stop. 786 W. Broad St., 208-345-9463. SOLID—Scotch and 21 bourbon tasting, live music from Robert James, free appetizers at 6 p.m. and art from Sylvia Cohen. A Winter Window Gallery stop. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620.
Central ARMANINO CLOTHING—Patcasso will be doing a live show at 6:30 p.m. Selected pieces will be shown inside the store. Free cocoa, cookies and $10 added to any $50 gift card purchased. 735 W. Idaho St. ART GLASS ETC.— 22 Filled with the latest creations of many of Boise’s
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25. Massage Matters
13. Lee Gallery
3. Cotton Club
14. Lisk Gallery
26. Portsche’s Jewelry Boutique
15. Mercantile Building
5. Flying M Coffeehouse
16. Northrup Building
6. Goldy’s Corner 7. 8th Street Marketplace 8. Boise Art Museum 9. Brown’s Gallery 10. Cole Marr 11. Idaho State Historical Museum
17. Que Pasa 18. R. Grey Gallery 19. Renewal Underground 20. Salon 162 21. Solid 22. Art Glass Etc. 23. Dan Looney Underground Art 24. D.L. Evans Bank
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27. Sage Yoga 28. Thomas Hammer 29. Zions Bank 30. The Alaska Center 31. Art of Ward Hooper Gallery 32. Art Source 33. Basement Gallery 34. Gallery 601 35. Gallery at the Linen Building 36. Langroise Building
top glassblowers. From the selection of unique glass Christmas ornaments, starting at $20, to the larger original ﬁne-art pieces, you’ll ﬁnd something for everyone on your list. Meet local artists, watch glassblowing demonstrations in the courtyard, or place a custom Christmas order. 5-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 138A, 208-794-3265. DAN LOONEY UNDER23 GROUND ART—Idaho Art and Idaho Wine holiday kick-off art show and rafﬂe with Twig’s Cellar. Enter into a rafﬂe with each purchase of art or wine. Meet Idaho artist Dan Looney, subscribe to the mailing list and receive a complimentary “Lemhi Winter” card signed by Looney. 4-7 p.m. 816 W. Bannock St., 208870-9589.
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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS and Veiko Valencia. Also a group of new paintings from Boise favorite Mike Flinn. The gallery is also hosting a silent auction to beneﬁt Life’s Kitchen. The auction lots are unique artist-made Christmas ornaments. Bill Carman, Molly Hill, Erin Ruiz, Kelly Knopp and April VanDeGrift are a few of the artists contributing baubles. FREE. 928 W. Main St., 208-333-0309. DV8 SALON—Mrs. Claus and Santa will be hanging out at dv8 Salon to give kisses and spankings to those of you that have the spirit of giving in your heart. Sign up for our fabulous rafﬂe ($500 value) for $5 and get a smooch or a little spanking. The proceeds from the rafﬂe will beneﬁt the Smile Train and a local community charity. Fantastic Christmas gift ideas, deals on gift certiﬁcates, beauty bucks and more. 5:30-8:30 p.m. A Winter Window Gallery stop. 1025 W. Main St., 208-342-1003.
Don’t ﬂake out and miss Shelly Jund at Basement Gallery.
D.L. EVANS BANK— 24 Start the holiday season with student artwork from the Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, Winter Window Gallery work by Andrea Owen, delicious hors d’oeurves and Santa. 5-8 p.m. 213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1399. ELLA’S ROOM—Buy pajamas and receive half-off slippers, or purchase a bra and get half-off the matching panty. FREE. 216 N. Ninth St, 208-331-3552, ellasroom.com. MASSAGE MATTERS— 25 A new small business giving complimentary chair massages, discounted prices on gift certiﬁcates purchased during First Thursday, a chance to win a gift certiﬁcate for a free massage, snacks, refreshments and new art displayed by artist Cody Rutty. 816 W. Bannock St.
GALLERY 601—An34 nual holiday open house features gallery artists who have
THOMAS HAMMER— Featuring mixed-media art by Maddi Tyler. FREE. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-433-8004, hammercoffee.com.
created new images to put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy coffee, cookies and enter to win door prizes given away throughout the evening. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., 208-336-5899, gallery601.com.
ZIONS BANK—Annual 29 holiday open house from 5-8:30 p.m. with hors d’oeurves,
THE GALLERY AT THE 35 LINEN BUILDING—View Kirsten M. Furlong’s North to
refreshments, music by the Boise High String Quartet, caroling by Sounds and a collection of local artworks on display. 100 N. Ninth St., 208-344-5523.
Alaska, a series of new work (approximately 25 pieces) based on Furlong’s 10-day residency at Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1402 W. Grove St., 208-3850111, thelinenbuilding.com.
PINK INC.—Victorian carolers at the front door, pink champagne, snacks and sale specials for all our customers and friends. 274 S. Eighth St.
LANGROISE BUILDING— 36 Joining gypsies Zella Bardsley, Pam McKnight, Kevin
Vicky Hatﬁeld and Jerry Lee Browning and Introducing the oil paintings of Chi E. Shenam Westin, as well as the last week of the Palouse Women Art Show. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1020 Main St.
PORTSCHE’S JEWELRY BOUTIQUE—Featuring artist Dwight Williams, displaying his winter watercolor collection. Williams has painted watercolors and taught studio classes for more than 50 years. His work is known in this region and included in many private, corporate and institutional collections throughout the world. Grab a cup of hot spiced cider and holiday cookies and enjoy a book signing by the artist. 206 N. Ninth St., 208-343-4443, portsches.com. REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP— Listen to the sweet sounds of Opera Idaho’s Childrens’ Choir. 7 p.m. 180 N. Eighth St., 208376-4229, rdbooks.org.
SAGE YOGA AND WELLNESS—An exhibit of new work by local award-winning photographer Greg Sims will be shown for the ﬁrst time. Serving special appetizers and wine from Indian Creek Winery. Yoga for Skiers class from 6-7:15 p.m. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, 208-338-5430, sageyogaboise.com.
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SEE JANE RUN—Stop in for champagne, a bite of chocolate and 20 percent off your purchase when you mention this listing. Participate in the kick-off of Miles for Meals, which will beneﬁt the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, with a run/ walk starting from the store at 6 p.m. 814 W. Idaho St., 208-3385263, seejanerun.com.
FOOT DYNAMICS—Stop by the Birkenstock store for some great shoe deals. Mention the First Thursday event guide and get $10 off your purchase. Open until 9 p.m. Foot Dynamics specializes in footbeds for sports and footwear for the hard-to-ﬁt. Recognized as one of the top ski boot ﬁtters in the country. Certiﬁed pedorthist on staff and on-site orthotics lab. 1021 W. Main St., 208-386-3338.
THE ALASKA CENTER— 30 Earth Vision Art Show, featuring Renaissance oils by
THE ART OF WARD 31 HOOPER GALLERY— Check out artistic and unique gift ideas. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 745 W. Idaho St., 208-866-4627, wardhooper.com. ART SOURCE 32 GALLERY—Facets: The Many Twists, Turns and Angles of Kay Seurat’s Adventures. Join jeweler Seurat at her opening reception from 5-9 p.m. Caroling by the Jennifer Burke Quartet, wine from Indian Creek Winery and nibbles. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., 208-3313374, artsourcegallery.com. BASEMENT GALLERY— 33 The Winter show in the front gallery features young and up-and-coming Treasure Valley artists, including Zach Campbell, Goran Fazil, Sarah Anne Graham, Shelley Jund, Shanae LaVelle, Grant Olsen, Cassandra Schifﬂer, Jordan Tutt
Flynn, Cherry Woodbury, Jenifer Gilliland and Kristy Albrecht are guest artists Bonnie Peacher, David Day, Michael Luque, Emmy Lou Rogers, Betty Rodgers, Jerry Hendershot, Cheri Meyer, Todd Warner, Lauren Kistner, Naomi Elton, Jana Bruno, Danielle McNally Leslie Tenglesen and Lisa Stover. Everything from ﬁne art to earrings, glassware, magnets, cards and other items suitable as gifts will be available. Silent auction with proceeds beneﬁtting the Idaho Humane Society. Some artists will donate 20 percent of sales to the Idaho Humane Society—look for the logo. Reception 4-9 p.m. with music by Gayle Chapman from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1005 W. Main St. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—$2 off any used CD or DVD $5.99 or more all day. Find a rarity in the extensive collection. The Record Exchange also features local artists’ new releases for in-store play on First Thursday. FREE. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208344-8010, therecordexchange. com.
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8 DAYS OUT On Stage 18 AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS—See Saturday. 2:30 p.m. $15-$35. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, egyptiantheatre.net.
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BONUS CLUB PARTY—Enjoy 25 percent off storewide, free A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW— beer samples from Payette See Thursday. 2 p.m. $12.50, Brewing Co. $9 seniors and and rock some students. Boise sweet holiday Little Theater, style with the 100 E. Fort St., EARLY DEADLINES Bad Christmas Boise, 208-342All 8 days events through Sweater contest. 5104, boiselittleJan. 4, 2012, due to BW by The Record Extheater.org. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Email change, 1105 W. A firstname.lastname@example.org. Idaho St., Boise, DICK208-344-8010, ENS therecordexCHRISTMAS change.com. CAROL—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $15. 710 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-342Odds & Ends 2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Concerts FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT— Boise State’s symphony orchestra and choral groups will perform. Proceeds beneﬁt the Boise State Music Department Scholarship Fund. 7:30 p.m. $8 general, $6 seniors, $1 children and students. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208426-1609, mc.boisestate.edu.
INSERT FOOT THEATRE—A crew of improv comics will make you laugh with a slew of silly games. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com.
SHARE THE FIGHT—Auction, rafﬂe and music. Proceeds beneﬁt for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Visit sharetheﬁght.com. 6:30 p.m. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9200, reefboise.com.
On Stage BOISE STATE 10-MINUTE PLAY SHOWCASE—Boise State’s Theatre Arts Department presents 12 10-minute plays written by students. Feast on the budding talent while you eat pizza. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Cosmic Pizza, 1221 W. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-2583871, cosmicpizzaboise.com.
Concerts CONCERT FOR CAUSE 2011— Featuring Mat Kearney and Nate Fowler. Visit learninglabinc.org for more info. 6 p.m. $22. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3671212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
WEDNESDAY DEC. 7 On Stage THE MEPHAM GROUP
A PERMANENT IMAGE—See Wednesday, Nov. 30. 8 p.m. $15 and up. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Odds & Ends MURDER MYSTERY—Guess who the murderer is and win prizes. 6 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Hwy. 16, 208286-9463, woodrivercellars.com.
ONGOING CITY SANTA—Children may have their photos taken with Santa. Proceeds beneﬁt the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit downtownboise.org. Through Saturday, Dec. 17. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. D.L. Evans Bank, 213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1399.
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WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—The Idaho Botanical Garden is transformed into a holiday wonderland with more than 250,000 lights. Through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. FREE children younger than 3, $4 members and children ages 4-12, $8 general. IBG, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, 208-3438649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. CENTENNIAL BASEBALL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE—Donate two cans of food the Idaho Foodbank for $2 off any tree. Through Saturday, Dec. 17. For more info, go to email@example.com. Saturdays, Sundays, Noon-6 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Centennial High School, 12400 W. McMillan Road, 208-939-1404, chs.meridianschools.org.
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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY NOV. 30 BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GAROZNIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club
MIRIAM’S WELL—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s
TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
SCOTT KELLY—With Munly and Bob Wayne. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
REBECCA SCOTT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
VANPAPAEGHEM TRIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown
THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m., FREE for ladies. Humpin’ Hannah’s
DAN COSTELLO—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s HANNAH’S GONE WILD—With the Rocci Johnson Band. $5 before 9 p.m. Humpin’ Hannah’s
HOLY WEAK, DEC. 1, FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE Local artist Nate Berrian, aka Holy Weak, spent the better part of 2011 working and living in a small cafe in Cusco, Peru. In the shadows of the Andes Mountains, Berrian crafted a set of pensive, charming indie folk tunes. The result is Missives From Peru, an album comprised of eight minimalist singersongwriter numbers. Berrian’s guitar does most of the work, but his singing is the lynchpin of the album. With a bumpy timbre that recalls Akron/Family and a fragility reminiscent of Youth Lagoon, Berrian manages to move from hushed tones to full-on belting-itout. His music is awash in sadness, with lyrics that ruminate on topics such as loneliness, homesickness, being poor and the futility of war. But with all of these elements combined, Berrian manages to add a refreshing spin to the all-too-tired indie folk template. —Stephen Foster Album release party. 8 p.m., $3. Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, ﬂyingmcoffee.com.
JAMES LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Boise JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
THURSDAY DEC. 1 COBERLY SMITH AND JOHNNY SHOES—6 p.m. FREE. Tablerock FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
JIMMY BIVENS—7 p.m. FREE. Curb
HOLY WEAK—8 p.m. $3. See Listen Here, This Page. Flying M Coffeegarage
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri La
THE NAUGHTIES—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
OLD DOGS AND PUPPIES—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
PAT FOLKNER—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
PENNY—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement
PAUL DRAGONE—5 p.m. FREE. Shangri La
PUDDLE OF MUDD—With Lansdowne and Pop Evil. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$50. Knitting Factory
RICO WEISMAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian
REILLY COYOTE—7 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
STEVE FULTON MUSIC—7 p.m. Fundraiser for Sustainable Community Connections. See Food News, Page 30. $20. Humpin’ Hannah’s WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge
RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club VOICE OF REASON—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid THE WORKING DJS—9:30 p.m. $3. Grainey’s Basement
FRIDAY DEC. 2 BILL COFFEY—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s CAMDEN HUGHES—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
DEC. 3 6 DOWN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
HA HA TONKA—With Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. 8 p.m. $10. Neurolux
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers KEN HARRIS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
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EVIDENCE, DEC. 7, REEF Evidence, nee Michael Perretta, is more than just a third of California’s Dilated Peoples. His production know-how has led him to work with the Beastie Boys, Linkin Park and Swollen Members, and he received a Grammy for his work on Kanye West’s College Dropout. Evidence released Cats & Dogs, his second solo full-length, in September. While the album features his Dilated Peoples counterparts DJ Babu and Rakaa Iriscience, it also further sets him apart as a solo artist. His style is strictly West Coast, but his sensitive side occasionally shines through, which was evident on 2007’s The Weatherman LP, on which he laments his mother’s death. Perretta is no stranger to reinvention. The street artistturned-rapper, producer and now solo artist is the Renaissance man of Venice, Calif. —Andrew Crisp How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour with Zion-I, The Grouch, Eligh and Evidence. 10 p.m., $14 adv., $17 doors. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9200, reefboise.com.
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TO MARKET WE GO View Mark A. Hardy’s handiwork at Boise State.
Holiday markets offer big ways to shop small AMY ATKINS
ART OPENINGS GALORE Now that you’ve sated your turkey hunger and quelled your Black Friday shopping lust, why not head to Black Hunger Gallery for an art show that has nothing to do with gluttony or consumerism? The new gallery, located at 2606 Breneman St., is the collective studio space of Eli Craven, Erin Cunningham, Maria Chavez, Eamonn Parke and Jon Sadler. The gallery is also an exhibition venue that focuses on non-local, emerging, contemporary art. Black Hunger’s upcoming show, Le Ramrod, will feature work by Tenspeed Hero, which is “an artistic collaboration of cycling aﬁcionados based in Chicago,” comprised of Jonathan Sadler, Luke Batten, Todd Simeone and Ben Gill. The exhibit will explore the group’s “unshakable fascination with the culture of cycling.” An opening reception will go down on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6-9 p.m. with catering from Abigail Selene Thomas. In other art opening news, the Creative Access Art Center, located at 500 S. Eighth St., will premiere its Enable exhibition on First Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m., with music by Mostecello, Natasha Carina and The Gunﬁghters. The show will run through Dec. 23, and features work from artists Nathan Brasley, Dawn Burke, Marilyn Cosho, Carlos Guerra, Brandon Fuller and Alexandra Hansen. The Creative Access Arts Center is a partnership between VSA of Idaho, Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc., and the Idaho State Independent Living Council, which aims to “create opportunities by providing professional training, workshops, exhibitions and sales for artists with disabilities.” Also opening is BW cover artist Mark A. Hardy’s new exhibit, Of Rock and Water: Photographs by Mark A. Hardy. The series focuses on natural elements like water, rocks and soil with compositions that “emphasize shapes, textures, reﬂections and movement.” You can check out Hardy’s work at a special opening reception in the Boise State Student Union Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 2, 2012. In other exciting Boise State arts news, English faculty Alan Heathcock and Mitch Wieland were recently selected as 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellows for creative writing. These awardwinning Idaho authors—and esteemed Boise Weekly Fiction 101 judges—were two of only 40 fellows selected from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants. Heathcock and Wieland will each receive a check for $25,000. In an email, Wieland commented that “Boise is on a literary roll.” —Tara Morgan
In November, American Express ran TV ads about “shopping small.” Instead of competing with the consumer crush of Black Friday, AmEx urged shoppers to spend their holiday money on Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. … If millions of people shop small, it will be huge,” the ad said. And while a credit card company suggesting its customers shop small is a little like R.J. Reynolds pushing nicotine patches, the mesA bird’s eye view at the Love Local Holiday Pop-Up Market. sage rings true. And this season, the Treasure Valley is taking it a step further. Local small Pioneer Building, where more than 30 vendors the right [vendors] to start it with,” Myers businesses are bringing together even smaller ﬁlled every nook and cranny. said. “Now their friends are coming. I don’t businesses to create some big holiday markets While planning the holiday market, Indigo out and seek people. The people I have are and a campaign to help those businesses long eMade and two other local-focused businesses bringing their peers. It’s pretty awesome.” after the holidays are over. discovered that, with “shop-local” messages so For each of the local artisans exhibiting at Flying M Coffeegarage’s annual Hip Holiday Market celebrates its sixth iteration on Sat- Hip Holiday Market, there are hundreds more prevalent this season, it was a prime opportunity to start something that could aid local urday, Dec. 3. With approximately 24 vendors out there. And plenty of them are selling their small businesses well beyond the holidays. handmade creations at other similar markets. signed up, it promises to be a don’t-miss event IndieMade co-founder Sara McClaran On Nov. 5-6, BW contributor Amy Penceagain this year. Last year, Coffeegarage owner Brown and interior designer Kristin Montgom- got together with Think Boise First and local and Hip Holiday founder Lisa Myers spread marketing company Adrian+Sabine to come up ery put on the inaugural Wintry Market in a the event out into a few downtown Nampa with a concept that will help small businesses space donated by Ballet Idaho. The pair had shops, but apparently, people didn’t want to get some exposure. 30 vendors and, by Pence-Brown’s estimation, leave the warm, vibrant Coffeegarage atmo“There are people who want to shop at and close to 1,000 shoppers. While many holiday sphere. So this year, the only non-site-speciﬁc craft markets don’t happen until after Thanks- support local businesses but they don’t know participant is ﬂorist Oopsy Daisy, which is which businesses are local,” McClaran said. giving, Pence-Brown said they held Wintry directly across the street from the M. “[Those businesses] need a local identiﬁer.” Market early for a couple of reasons. This year, shoppers will not only be able Enter Love Local, a visual campaign that “We wanted to to buy hip handmade includes posters small businesses can put in catch people before items but can become their store windows to indicate that they are they got burned out gift makers themselves on holiday shopping,” local. An image of Idaho with a heart and with help from two of HIP HOLIDAY MARKET: word “local” on it sits beneath the phrase, Pence-Brown said. Nampa’s stylish stores: Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “Show your love for small Idaho business “We also wanted to The White Pine and FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE 1314 Second St. S., Nampa and shop your favorite local merchants.” be the ﬁrst market, to Puffy Mondaes. 208-467-5533, ﬂyingmcoffee.com IndieMade called its market the Love Local kick off the holiday Designer Elise PROCRASTINATOR’S HOLIDAY MARKET: Holiday Pop-Up Market and invited other market season.” Vaughn (former owner Sunday, Dec. 11, Noon-5 p.m. local businesses. She said that of Nampa clothing at Bown Crossing. Monday, Dec. 12, and If you missed the Wintry or Love Local because of space limitastore Brass Razoo, Tuesday, Dec. 13, Noon-8 p.m. tions, they turned away holiday markets and can’t make it out to Hip which closed earlier HAWKINS BUILDING 418 S. Ninth St., Ste. 201 Holiday, there are still some other upcoming more applicants than this year) and Diana adrianandsabine.com holiday market options. The long-standing they accepted. She and Shafer, owner of The Capital City Holiday Market runs each SatMontgomery charged White Pine, will host a urday through Christmas. Another option is a $30 booth fee and DIY Design Loft in the Adrian+Sabine’s inaugural outdoor Procrasdidn’t take a comCoffeegarage’s confertinator’s Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec. mission. The proceeds from booth fees went ence room. Budding fashionistas can take 11, which runs from noon-5 p.m. at Bown advantage of the women’s apparel acumen—as to marketing, so it wasn’t exactly a moneyCrossing. There is also an indoor version on making venture. But Pence-Brown, who had well as some industrial sewing machines—to her own booth selling up-cycled vintage items, Monday, Dec. 12, and Tuesday, Dec. 13, from create cool clothing. Keren Brown from craft managed to bring in a few holiday dollars. She noon-8 p.m. at 418 S. Ninth St., Ste. 201. boutique Puffy Mondaes will help keep little hands from being idle by hosting ceramics and and Montgomery received such a favorable re- Procrastinator’s will feature more than 30 sponse they’re already gearing up for next year. vendors selling everything from art and jewelry ornament-making activities for kids. to pastries and wine. On Nov. 26, downtown Boise DIY bouMyers wanted the Hip Holiday Market to The idea this holiday season may be to tique IndieMade also rallied around the idea of reﬂect the booming DIY/indie craft movement “shop small” but you may need to rent a and to grow with it. She feels that starting Hip Small Business Saturday and combined it with moving truck to get all of your local purchases the store’s popular monthly pop-up shops. InHoliday six years ago was perfect timing. back home. “We started it at the right time and grabbed dieMade took over the entire ﬁrst ﬂoor of the
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WHAT A SHAME One of the year’s best may not make it to Boise big screens GEORGE PRENTICE When director Elia Kazan released his 1956 black comedy Baby Doll, the National Legion of Decency fought to have the ﬁlm banned in several American cities because of its exaggerated sexual content. For decades, scores of controversial movies—Midnight Cowboy, Clockwork Orange, Last Tango in Paris—fought for the right to even be seen by discerning adults. Carey Mulligan’s riveting performance in Shame might never be seen on the big screen in Idaho. Keep in mind that most of these landmark ﬁlms depended solely on movie theaters as another roadblock. The same law that allows Michael Fassbender, in one of the ﬁnest pervenues because home video had yet to be formances of the year, plays Brandon, whose The Flicks to serve beer and wine forbids introduced. suits cost more than most people’s rent. He’s the theater from screening movies that are Ultimately, in 1968, the Motion Picture a brilliant businessman and presents himself in violation of Idaho’s code on indecency Association of America introduced its rating as a perfect picture of manners and political and obscenity. What’s indecent or obscene? system, slapping G, PG, PG-13, R or NC-17 correctness, but he is also a ferocious sex adAccording to Idaho Code 23-614, it would on ﬁlms. While the MPAA said its primary dict. Brandon masks his secret with outward include “acts or simulated acts of sexual purpose of these ratings were “to guide intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, aplomb but retreats to a sparse apartment, parents,” it continues to keep its NC-17 devoid of any character or personality. oral copulation and ﬂagellation,” and “any category, occasionally tagging ﬁlms with an When his extrovert sister Sissy (Carey person being touched, caressed or fondled on even-stricter rating that results in nothing Mulligan) insists that she stay with him the breast, buttocks, anus or genitals.” short of censorship. for a while, he is in desperate fear of being And, yes, that inMany of America’s cludes a lot of R-rated revealed. While in her presence, he attempts leading publications to have traditional dates but can’t perform movies. and television outlets SHAME (NC-17) “Actually, yes, a lot literally or ﬁguratively. He ultimately spirals don’t allow advertisof R movies would be into an abyss. ing for NC-17 movies, Directed by Steve McQueen Fassbender and Mulligan are brilliant. in violation,” said Lt. which usually cripples Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Robert Clements, chief But unless critical acclaim, public demand the ﬁlms at the box and James Badge Dale or both unlocks the doors of the nation’s of Idaho’s Alcohol ofﬁce. Consequently theaters, Shame may become 2011’s best Beverage Control Bumany of the nation’s kept secret. reau within the Idaho top theater chains are There is pornography and there is porState Police. “Of course, it depends on what’s reluctant to screen movies that no one has nography. On any given evening, our movie in the movie.” heard anything about. And to make matters screens are splattered with mindless violence And all of that leads us to Shame—unworse, the nation’s top DVD distributors, inand exploitation. But when there are mature cluding Redbox, refuse to stock NC-17 ﬁlms. doubtedly one of the best movies of 2011— moments of such intense intimacy that we are which, according to the rules, will never be Occasionally NC-17 movies can ﬁnd a all laid bare, the cinematic power cannot and shown at The Flicks. Shame is rated NChome in art houses accustomed to screening should not be denied. alternative entertainment. But Idaho presents 17 for its extremely adult subject matter.
SCREEN/LISTINGS Opening MOZART’S SISTER—This French ﬁlm follows the early life of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart, the older sibling of famed Wolfgang Mozart. The brother and sister duo toured the royal courts of pre-French Revolution Europe displaying their musical talents, leading Anna to challenge the social order of the times. In French with English subtitles. (NR) Flicks
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THE SKIN I LIVE IN—Pedro Almodovar’s adaptation of Thierry Jonquet’s work Tarantula stars Antonio Banderas as a surgeon seeking to make synthetic skin. In Spanish with English subtitles. (R) Flicks
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ID. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. $15 BAF members, $20 nonmembers. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
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THE RAW DEAL Get 20/20 local vision with the 20X20 Card.
Idaho legitimizes smallscale raw-milk producers GUY HAND
COMMUNITY UNITY Sustainable Community Connections’ 20X20 Decade Campaign is all about foresight—seeing clearly into the future, if you will. The campaign is designed to help “promote a shift to 20 percent more local and sustainable action by the year 2020.” The end goals differ by individual but might include consuming 20 percent more local produce, riding your bike 20 percent more, or spending 20 percent of your entertainment budget on local events. And on Thursday, Dec. 1, the campaign is entering its Roaring ’20s with a big bash at Humpin’ Hannah’s. For $20, you can sip on two gratis cocktails, listen to jams from Steve Fulton Music, and throw back snacks from City Peanut Shop, all while learning about SCC’s programs and mission. The Power of 20 event goes down from 7-9:30 p.m. at 621 W. Main St. Staying on the SCC beat, there’s some big news for local coupon snippers: The Think Boise First Coupon Book is kaput this year. In place of three-for-one cocktail coupons, you can now purchase a 20X20 Local Loyalty Card that will get you many similar deals at Think Boise First and Think Nampa First locations. Some current specials include a $2 slider for cardholders at Archie’s Place, 20 percent off recycled glassware during the holiday season at Sustainable Futures, and a free $20 gift card when you purchase $100 in gift cards at La Belle Vie. For more info on where you can snag a $20 20X20 card, visit sccidaho.org. Speaking of community connections, the Central Bench Neighborhood Association will host a homemade chili feed, bake sale and artisan craft fair on Monday, Dec. 5, from 4-8 p.m. in the Wright Community Congregational Church basement social hall. You can nurse free cider and hot cocoa while savoring heaping spoonfuls of chili for $2 a bowl. Make sure to get some fresh air in the Boise Urban Garden School garden next door, where you can check out the Light Up the Garden contest, featuring local “lighting spectacles” installed in garden plots. For more information, visit centralbench.org or email email@example.com. And down in the Fort Street nabe, Cafe Vicino announced it will host a pinot noir-themed dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m., featuring wines from Cristom Vineyards of the Willamette Valley. The $80-per-person menu is peppered with awesome dishes, including mini tartlets with manchego, pears and walnuts, and lasagna with morels, Oregon black trufﬂes and foie gras-infused bechamel. For reser vations, call 208-472-1463. —Tara Morgan
On Aug. 3, federal and county law enforcement agents raided a Venice, Calif., raw-food club, searching for raw milk. The YouTube video of the raid showed ofﬁcers, with guns drawn, working their way through the facility in what critics called “government-sponsored terrorism” and “an attack on food freedom.” Every few months, it seems, TV news or amateur videographers capture another raid on a raw-milk supplier somewhere in AmeriTim Wincentsen of Little Bear Dairy and his wife Amy bottle raw milk by hand in their farm-house kitchen. ca. In the past several years, law enforcement agencies have carried out raw-milk raids in sold their milk illegally through the burduring an interview at ISDA headquarters in Georgia, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Each raid Boise. “The sale of retail raw milk in the state geoning raw-milk underground. Neither method included testing milk f of Idaho has been legal virtually forever.” increases the tension that already surrounds or pathogens—and that worried regulators Patten should know. His own family the debate over raw milk. like Patten. Idaho, by contrast, has taken a very differ- had a dairy that legally sold raw milk in the “There were a lot of illegal raw-milk sales Treasure Valley years ago. But then, as now, ent raw-milk route. throughout the state,” Patten said. “Acrossthere were lots of hoops to jump through. “Raw milk comes straight from the cow the-fence sales, let’s say.” Like Jantzi, Patten’s family invested in the or goat. We don’t do anything to it except So, in early 2010, instead of drawing guns equipment required for a Grade A dairy and ﬁlter it and ﬂash cool it and bottle it,” said adhered to the special regulations and inspec- and raiding those operations, the state of Debra Jantzi, owner of Treasured Sunrise Idaho—with the help of raw-milk advocates Acres, a Grade A raw-milk dairy in Fruitland. tions required to sell raw milk in Idaho. and a less-enthusiastic dairy industry—modi“You have to have a Grade A barn. You Pasteurization, on the other hand, is a ﬁed the regulations to make it easier for small have to have a nutrient management plan. heating process that kills bacteria and other raw-milk producers to go legit. You have to buy all that shiny stainless steelpathogens and has been a standard practice “After a lot of consternation and battling type of equipment, which could be very, very in the U.S. dairy industry since the midback and forth, we kind of created what spendy,” Patten said. 20th century. Many state and federal health we call the Small Farm Exemption,” Patten Twenty years ago, that expense—along agencies claim that raw milk is dangerous to with added regulatory scrutiny, pressure from said. “And the compromise was that you drink—citing a 2010 outbreak of campylocould milk up to three cows or seven goats bacter from raw milk in Indiana—and, there- public-health organizations and a slumping or seven sheep, and you could sell milk for demand for raw milk—made the legality of fore, ban or greatly restrict its distribution. human consumption.” raw milk in Idaho irrelevant. Dairies simply Raw-milk advocates, like Jantzi, counThe Small Farm Exemption—also called quit producing it. ter that pasteurization kills ﬂavor, as well the Small Herd Exemption—greatly stream“The last Grade A raw-milk dairy that I as beneﬁcial bacteria and the nutrients lined Idaho’s raw-milk regulatory process. If can recall was in the early ’90s in Northern that make milk healthful. They argue that a dairyman met the requirements, emphasis Idaho that was licensed by our agency,” far more illnesses are attributed to poorly was moved from an expensive Grade A barn, Patten said. “Since that time, handled pasteurized milk than with all its shiny stainless steel, to little more I don’t believe there was anyraw. At the very least, they body that was licensed with us than a monthly testing of the milk itself. say, consumers should have Purchase Treasured Sunrise Patten explained that a family can now to legally sell it.” the freedom to choose the Acres raw milk at: “tie their goat to a tree and milk it, cool it But as the local-food dairy products they want. appropriately and [sell it] if it meets the milk movement has grown—with Idaho is one of only a handBOISE CO-OP 888 W. Fort St. quality standards that we set forth ... They’re its emphasis on fresh and ful of states that give consum208-472-4500 not out much money other than maybe that unadulterated products—so ers that choice. boisecoop.com rope to tie to the tree and a pail to put it in.” has interest in raw milk. Jantzi began selling raw Peter Dill, a raw-milk advocate and owner Many of those eager to supcow and goat milk at Boise’s ply that new market were not of Saint John’s Organic Farm in Emmett, Capital City Public Market in the summer of 2010. She was the ﬁrst vendor Grade A dairies but small-scale farmers with participated in drafting the recent legislation. “I think the process is beautifully a couple of cows and an often-evangelical to sell raw milk directly to customers in the simple,” said Dill.“We pushed for access faith in raw milk. market’s 17-year history. She now offers it to end-product testing. Let’s get away from Without legal pathways for small prothrough retail outlets in the Treasure Valley. plumbing and concrete requirements. Let’s ducers in Idaho and elsewhere to follow, Jantzi said pressure from the public and they began distributing their wares through talk about food quality.” changes in Idaho law helped make that Patten said the Small Herd Exempoften quasi-legal “herd share” programs, in possible. But Marv Patten, the Idaho State tion has slowed the state’s trafﬁc in which a farmer offered to share ownership Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Bureau illegal raw milk while controlling the of a cow with a group who then received a chief, disagreed. 32 quality of raw milk sold to consumers. portion of that cow’s milk. Others simply “That’s not exactly correct,” said Patten
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“The inspections are very easy,” said Amy Wincentsen as she patted Butterscotch, a 7-year-old Jersey cow at her Little Bear Dairy in Troy. With two cows and a handful of goats, she and husband Tim are precisely the type of small-scale producers Idaho’s new raw-milk rules are made for. “The state vet comes in his truck and we bring him a jar of milk and he tests the temperature and ladles out a little bit of it and sends it off to a lab,” Amy said. “We don’t have to do anything special at all. The state pays for the testing— which is very, very kind.” The Wincentsens bottle their raw milk and yogurt in mason jars by hand in their family’s modest farmhouse kitchen. They make raw-milk cheese there, too. “With the small herd exemption, we don’t have to have a certiﬁed kitchen and we don’t have to have state inspections for that,” Amy said. “They test the cheese just like they do the milk, and as long as it passes the bacteria test, then it’s available for sale.” The Wincentsen’s main outlet is the Moscow Co-op. According to Peg Kingery, the co-op’s dairy buyer, they are the ﬁrst raw-milk products the coop has ever sold. “We’d been getting requests for [raw milk] as long as I’ve been here—six years,” Kingery said. “Now that we ﬁnally have it, it’s making a lot of the customers very happy.” Since the new rules were put in place in 2010, Patten said 70 small farms across the state have applied and qualiﬁed for the Small Herd Exemption (along with four Grade A dairies) and can now legally sell raw milk in Idaho. “Marv has done a superb job of making that happen,” said Dill. “And it has not been easy. Somebody now has to go out to 70 new venues every month to collect milk samples to test them.” 30
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): This would be an excellent week to head down to Pucon, Chile, and hire a daredevil to fly you in a helicopter into the caldera of the active Villarrica volcano, whereupon you would bungee-jump out of the copter down to within 700 feet of the molten lava. If that’s too extreme or expensive for your tastes, I urge you to come up with a milder adventure that will still bring you a close encounter with primal heat and light—and maybe even some divine fire.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): As a mouse looks for food or shelter, it is flexible enough to fit through a hole as small as a quarter of an inch. You would really benefit from having a talent like that right now, Taurus. Of course, even if you are as slippery and pliable as you’ll need to be, you will also have to be on high alert for the inviting possibilities, some of which may be brief or subtle. For example, let’s say you spy an interestinglooking person with whom you’d love to chat. The window of opportunity may be open for less than 10 seconds. Seize that moment. Don’t convince yourself that another chance will come along later. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of my Gemini acquaintances, Tara, has been playing a slowmoving game of tag with three friends since they were all in second grade together. They’re 27 years old now, and still live in the same city. Currently, Tara is “It,” and has been so for quite some time. But she confided in me that she plans to make a move this week. She says she’ll sneak up on one of the other players during his lunch break at work, tag him and run away before he can tag her back. I told her she’s likely to meet with success, since this is an excellent time for you Geminis to gain an advantage in pretty much any kind of game you’re playing. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know,” wrote philosopher Eric Hoffer. This is a good idea for you to contemplate right now. I realize it may be a challenge for you to figure out what you would rather not know and are afraid to know. Still, I hope you’ll make the effort. Maybe you could enlist a smart ally who’d be skillful in helping you uncover the taboo truth. And maybe you could formulate an intention to be as objective as you’ve ever been. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Biologists say there are 680 species of trees and shrubs in the United States and Canada. By comparison, Lambir Hills National Park
on the island of Borneo is the home of 1,175 species on its 128 acres. I suspect you will feel right at home in places like Lambir Hills in the coming week, Leo. Your creative urges will be running hotter than usual and are most likely to thrive in contexts that are themselves teeming with lush fertility and rich diversity. Please surround yourself with inspirational influences, thereby giving yourself the best possible chance to express yourself with vivid imagination. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home,” wrote philosopher Dagobert D. Runes. Your assignment, Virgo, is to refute that assertion. In other words, I’m inviting you to travel to all of your usual haunts and treat everything that happens there with the attitude of a first-time visitor. Assume that the familiar people and places in your life have stimulating gifts to give and lessons to impart. Remember, though, they can’t do that to the fullest unless you expect them to. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The human brain is composed of 30 percent protein and 70 percent fat. So it wouldn’t be incorrect to refer to you as a fathead. In order to nourish your brain cells, you’ve got to eat foods that provide two essential fatty acids your body doesn’t manufacture: omega-3 ALA and omega-6 LA. Since you’re now in a “brain-building” phase of your astrological cycle, I urge you to get more than your minimum requirements of these basics. If I may be permitted to resurrect a now-out-of-fashion slang term, I suggest that you also expose yourself to a lot of extraordinarily phat sources of intellectual stimulation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The mawashi is the loincloth that Japanese sumo wrestlers wear. It’s rare for the garment to come off, but it did happen once in 2000, when a wrestler named Asanokiri suddenly found himself standing naked during his bout with Chiyohakuho. In conformity with sumo’s rules, Asanokiri was immediately disqualified. I don’t think you’re at risk for being rendered literally unclothed in the heat of a showdown or a plot twist, Scorpio. But I do advise you to take extra precautions to prevent a metaphorical version of that occurrence. Get your act very together and keep it very together. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Dear Mr. Brezsny: My name is Sonny McGee and I own a website that caters to people who are addicted to playing poker. I’m a big fan of your horoscopes,
and I’m wondering if you would like to advertise your work to our audience. Gamblers love astrology! Get in touch. —Sagittarian Wheeler Dealer.” Dear Wheeler Dealer: Thanks for your interest, but I’ll pass. I don’t like to encourage anyone to focus their gambling urges on trivial matters like card games, sports events and lotteries. I prefer they direct that mojo to high-minded stuff like daring themselves to excel, pursuing exciting and idealistic adventures and doing brave things to help save the world. By the way, it’s prime time for you Sagittarians to ratchet up your commitment to those kinds of gambles. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I hope you’re not so perversely attached to your demons that you’re inclined to keep providing them with a comfortable home. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to permanently banish them from the premises. Yes, I know it may seem lonely at first without their nagging, disruptive voices chattering away in your head. But I really do encourage you to bid them adieu. By the way, as you plan your exorcism, you might want to include a humorous touch or two. They’re allergic to satire and mockery, you know. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Beauvais Cathedral in northern France has been called “the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture.” Its soaring facades, carved wooden doors, stained glass windows and astronomical clock demonstrate high artistry. There’s a problem with the place, however—it has never been completed. Work began in 1225, and experts are still talking about how to solve certain ongoing difficulties with its construction. I don’t know when this happy ending will occur, Aquarius, but I do expect that in 2012, you will be able to put the finishing touches on your own personal version of the Beauvais Cathedral. And now would be a good time to formulate definite plans to do so. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In my prayers, I’ve been negotiating with the Goddess to grant you the power to change the course of rivers, at least in a metaphorical way. I’ve also beseeched her to show you how to overthrow the Puppet Master and convert overwrought hawks into savvy doves. The Goddess seems to be seriously considering these appeals and has even hinted she might offer you instructions on how to shape a new Adam out of one of Eve’s ribs, mythically speaking. In return, she does have one request: that you do what you can to make sure the sun rises on schedule for the next 10 days.
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