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BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES The Godfather returns to the big screen for the first time in 40 years

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NOTE LEGAL TRANSPARENCY In this week’s News section, you’ll read a different take on the impending execution of Richard Leavitt, the convicted killer who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Tuesday, June 12. While that story is about the murder and what some call a shadow of doubt regarding his guilt—despite that a jury of his peers said otherwise—there’s a related story a few other news organization have touched on that we reported in Citydesk recently. On May 22, Boise Weekly, under the name of our parent company, Bar Bar Inc., and 16 other organizations filed suit against the state of Idaho in an attempt to force prison officials to allow the media to witness the execution process in its entirety. Currently in Idaho, the media is banned from the portion of the execution in which the inmate is brought into the execution chamber, strapped in and IVs are inserted. The reason for that ban, according to prison officials in states that enforce it, is to protect the identity of the execution team. Those of us bringing the suit, which is being spearheaded by the Associated Press and includes the Idaho Statesman, the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Spokesman Review and the Idaho Press Club, among others, contend that the media should bear witness to all the events of the execution so as to ensure full transparency and accountability of the process. On May 31, we entered into mediation without reaching an agreement, and earlier this week, the attorney representing the media filed a reply to counter arguments made by the Idaho Department of Correction. As BW went to press early on June 5, a decision was expected from Judge Edward Lodge as soon as later that day. Continue to follow the story at Citydesk, as well as detailed reports from the Associated Press. As for this week’s issue, I’ll steer you toward the Arts story, which is a look behind the scenes at War Horse, an unlikely frontrunner on the international stage scene. And, as is the case every First Thursday, we have a rundown of most of the happenings to help you find your way around downtown. —Rachael Daigle

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WATER WORKS It’s hot and we’re all dying to float the river. Last week, a team of rescuers took to the high seas of the Boise River to scout potential problem areas. Get the deets at Citydesk.

DANCE TO THE MUSIC The summer concert season is shaping up to be a relatively kick-ass couple of months. Tickets are now on sale for Matisyahu and the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, plus My Morning Jacket.

WHAT STATE IS THE CITY IN? On June 5, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter took the stage— without notes, once again—to deliver the annual State of the City address. Get a recap at Citydesk.

BEARY CUTE Zoo Boise recently reopened the sloth bear exhibit after a remodel. And while the new glass is cool, as is the fact that you can feed Zoo Boise’s sloth bear, the real attraction is the seriously cute sloth bear itself.

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EDITOR’S NOTE MAIL BILL COPE TED RALL NEWS Richard Albert Leavitt’s polygraph question CITIZEN BW PICKS FIND 8 DAYS OUT SUDOKU FIRST THURSDAY Matt Grover’s Sine Language FIRST THURSDAY GUIDE Map and full listings NOISE Rocky Votolato MUSIC GUIDE ARTS Pulling the strings of War Horse SCREEN Snow White and the Huntsman REC Kayakers descend for the North Fork Championship FOOD REVIEW Wild West Bakery and Espresso BEER GUZZLER CLASSIFIEDS NYT CROSSWORD FREEWILL ASTROLOGY

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ANTI-WILDERNESS H.R. 4089, the Sportsman’s Heritage Act, unfortunately passed by the U.S. House, would essentially repeal (surreptitiously) the 1964 Wilderness Act. Its ostensible purpose is to “protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting.” This is a detestable charade. It places its crosshairs squarely on the legal foundational underpinnings of the Wilderness Act. Massive manipulations of wildlife habitat would be allowed, as would wilderness-destroying activities like road building, ATV use and logging. Motor vehicles and aircraft would be permitted. Watering holes could be bulldozed and lakes and streams poisoned. Dams, buildings and other structures would be allowed. The final obscenity is that Section 104C of the act bars any application of the National Environmental Policy Act! There is an equally bad companion bill in the Senate, S. 2066. These horrible bills are cruel daggers aimed at the heart of the law, spirit and intent of the iconic 1964 act. Please see wildernesswatch.org. This is a manifestly serious situation. Americans are blessed with a precious 110 million-acre National Wilderness Preservation system. It is a physical, biological, emotional, spiritual and scientific sanctuary of inestimable value—achieved by the extraordinary and

dedicated work of visionary conservation thinkers. Our wilderness resource must remain whole and intact. Its incalculable value will increase exponentially in future years. The 50th anniversary of the act will be celebrated in 2014. Will we as a sane society celebrate a vibrant NWPS, or a hollow shell? Please demand that your senators stop both horrible bills. In Idaho, contact Layne_Bangerter@Crapo. senate.gov, 208-334-1776, and Mike_Roach@Risch. senate.gov, 208-342-7985. Wilderness is “an area where the Earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man—retaining its primeval character and influence.” Your immediate help is urgently needed to keep your precious wilderness resource vibrant and whole. —Scott Phillips, Hailey

NO TRICKLING Prosperity rises up like a tide and floats all boats—it never trickles down like the self-described “job creators” would have you believe. The only thing that will make a company hire more people is consumer demand. There is a growing realization in the world that sudden disasters are intentionally manipulated to push through extreme free-market policies that otherwise are not politically possible. Living proof is

how right-wing ideologues have cleverly transformed the housing bust and their financial fiascoes into a crisis of public spending. Like bleeding a sick patient, disaster capitalists drained billions out of our economy, cut taxes for the rich, pushed privatization and made a bonfire of workers’ rights. Now Republican governors are protecting their inroads via voter suppression, while they appoint dictators to take over city governments and let corporations buy our democracy. Modern European society is being dismembered as well. Austerity policies have sucked growth out of the economy, failed to tackle debt, dramatically increased unemployment and devastated living standards. It would be utterly baffling if people did not fight back. Thus we see a mounting backlash with the election of a socialist president in France and an anti-austerity party in Greece. Our own conversation changed forever when we woke up to the 99 percent vs. 1 percent inequity. We see the slap-down of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and recall efforts on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder for their devastating cuts and stupid war on workers. The great revolt has begun. —Sherrie Goff, Pocatello

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In a Listen Here in the May 30 edition, Christopher Webster should have been quoted as saying “I got Hep C the last year Kurt Cobain was alive.” Additionally, as a clarification Hep C is not considered incurable.

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OPINION/BILL COPE

THE CONSMEARACY Badger Bob badgers Bill about bitchy billionaire “Badge? Gee, I’m surprised to see you. I figured you were already up to Featherpine or Yellowville or some other mountain burg for the summer. Aren’t you going to the hills for the summer? You always go to the hills for the summer. What’s the matter, Bob? Are you sick? You haven’t come down with cancer or something, have you? Oh God, Bob. Why didn’t you tell me? I thought we were friends. What? Were you just gonna croak and let me read about it in the papers?” “Cope! Shut up! You drive me f***ing nuts. No, I’m not sick. And I’m headed out to the hills as soon as I’m done here. I came to see if I could borrow your column again.” “Oh gosh, Bob, I don’t know. I don’t think the Boise Weekly folks appreciate me letting you do that. In fact, after the last time, I got an email thingy that said every time you write a column, they have to use up most of their monthly asterisk allotment just on your stuff. They didn’t exactly order me to stop letting you fill in, but they left me with the impression they weren’t all that happy when you did.” “Too f***ing bad about those asterisks, but s***, I wouldn’t have to fill in for you if you’d do your f***ing job, yourself. But no, instead of going for the significant stories, you piddle around with a letter from some ignoramus cowboy, that ‘Dick from Homedale’ d***. Who f***ing cares what Dick from f***ing Homedale thinks?” “Dick’s in Parma now, Bob. You’d know that if you read my columns, like you cared what was in them. And you tell me what significant story I missed, mister. Gosh darnit, just in the last few weeks, I’ve written stuff on global warming, and ALEC, and the Republican war on women, and the Republican war on voting rights, and, the war on ...” “You didn’t write a damn word on how that big-shot pill and soap hawker is complaining about how Barack Obama’s picking on him, did you?” “Pill and soap hawker? What? You mean Frank VanderSloot?” “Yeah, dippy. I mean Frank VanderSloot. The guy you were too chickens*** to write about when that salon.com expose came out. You read the article in the Idaho Statesman a couple weeks back, didn’t you? The one with the title, ‘Idaho businessman says Obama is smearing him?’” “Of course I read it. It was hard to miss, being on the front page.” “That’s right, Cope. It was the front page! That alone should have told you how significant the story was. So why didn’t you write about that, instead of d***ing around with answering a dumbf*** letter from Dick from Homedale … Parma … whatever? Still afraid VanderSloot’s going to sue your flabby a**?” “Bob, I have something really, really secret to tell you, and you have to promise you won’t tell anyone else. OK? You promise?” “Cope, this doesn’t have anything to do

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with why you like musicals, does it?” “Jeez, Bob. This is serious. Now listen. As soon as I finished reading that Statesman article on VanderSloot, I was on the phone to Barry.” “Barry?” “Yeah. You know ... Barry. ‘Big B.’ That’s what I call him … ‘Big B.’ He gets a kick out of that and now Michelle’s doing it. Anyway, I have this special phone that goes directly to him. It comes with being a minion, see? I was picked to be Big B’s minion captain for Ada County, so I got the special phone. I keep it in the bathroom behind the toilet paper. And as soon as I finished reading that article, I called Barry up and told him how there’s no point in smearing VanderSloot anymore because he’s figured out what’s happening and is complaining on Fox News about how the president’s picking on him. And just to make sure Big B understands how serious this development is, I said, ‘Mr. POTUS, the story was on the front page!’ “Well let me tell you, Bob, Barry was more than a little upset. He says, ‘Dammit all, Willy!’ He calls me Willy, see. He says, ‘Willy, isn’t there anyone else out there in your neck of the woods we can smear? Look, as soon as I was done forging that fake birth certificate, I set up the Idaho Division in the Billionaire Smearing Department, and you know how much I hate to close down a government agency.’ “So I promised I’d look around for another Idaho billionaire, but I says to him, ‘VanderSloot is gonna be one tough right-wing nut to replace, Mr. POTUS. Maybe you ought to consider doubling down on the smear.’ That’s what I called it … ‘doubling down’ ... because everybody’s saying it any more, have you noticed, Bob? You can hardly watch the news without hearing about how somebody doubled down on this or that.” “I‘m happy to hear you’re keeping your cliches current, Cope. Now finish your f***ing story.” “So anyway, Barry asks me what I mean by doubling down on smearing VanderSloot, and I say, ‘Mr. POTUS, I could write a column about how you’re definitely not smearing VanderSloot, but if you were, there’s more than enough there to smear.’ “Well, he says to me, ‘Willy, I don’t think that’s a good idea. If this VanderSloot fellow is smart enough to figure out we’re smearing him, he’s smart enough to recognize a double down when he sees one.’ So Bob, that’s why I didn’t write a column about VanderSloot’s whining. The President of the United States of America told me not to.” “Cope, that’s all bulls***, isn’t it?” “Yes, Bob, it is. I made it all up.” “So can I borrow your column ... or not? And I’ll try not to use up so many f***ing asterisks, OK?” “Oh, I guess so. Just don’t get me sued, OK?” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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REMEMBER THE OTHERS Self-delusion and the cult of militarism Memorial Day: our national celebration of charred meat (but the four contractors hung from that bridge in Iraq don’t count). However, as we countdown to next year’s Warapalooza, I’d like what’s left of the left to stop missing an opportunity to protest, mock and undermine the cult of militarism. Let’s make Memorial Day 2013 a day to remember all the victims of American warmongering. By all means, shed a tear for the 58,282 American men and women who died for transnational natural gas corporations during the 1960s and 1970s, and a patently absurd “domino theory” in Vietnam. But make sure you cry 35 times more for the 2 million-plus Vietnamese men and women our soldiers were sent to kill—people who posed no threat to us, who did us no harm. Let’s build a wall for America’s war victims in Washington, D.C. That sucker would be big enough to stimulate the construction economy. Our war dead deserve recognition for helping to expand the American empire, and for lining the pockets of the profiteers and their pet politicians. But worry not: The right-wingers will never let us forget these heroes. Those of us who stand on the left have a different duty. We stand for the oppressed, the downtrodden, the abused. We defend the innocent. We care about the underdog. We on the left reject the idea of The Other. To us, no life has more or less meaning or value than any other life. Our dead are not worth more than “their” dead. And so we, the left, ought to declare that Memorial Day 2013 should belong not just to the jingoists and war criminals, but also to their victims. We should hang banners and

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march on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans murdered by U.S. forces. I’m not a pacifist. Some wars must be fought. Invading armies must be resisted. But war is almost always a struggle of the rich and powerful fought by the poor and powerless. War kills, maims and makes people crazy. It destroys infrastructure. It sucks away resources—money, technology, people—that would be better deployed somewhere else. “You came home and sometimes were denigrated, when you should have been celebrated,” President Barack Obama told a group of Vietnam vets on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the start of the war. “It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened.” “You persevered though some of the mostbrutal conditions ever faced by Americans in war,” Obama said. “The suffocating heat. The drenching monsoon rains. An enemy that could come out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly.” And finally, an outrageous claim, one so widely accepted that the media didn’t bother to quote it in news accounts, much less question it: “We hate war. When we fight, we do so to protect ourselves because it’s necessary.” Americans have fought a handful of battles, much less entire wars, to “protect ourselves.” From the Barbary States to Latin America, Cuba, Grenada, Panama, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military has attacked without cause, without justification, with impunity, 99 percent of the time. It’s bad enough to live in a nation in thrall to the cult of militarism. It’s worse to lie about it. And it’s insane to believe the lies.

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CITYDESK/NEWS SENIOR COMMUNITY, NEW LIFE FOR ARMORY HIGHLIGHT STATE OF CITY When Mayor Dave Bieter stepped before nearly 1,000 attendees of his State of the City address June 5 at the Boise Centre, he was flanked by some familiar faces, including six colleagues from the Boise City Council. “Three of them are under the age of 40,” said Bieter, referring to Council Members Lauren McLean, Ben Quintana and TJ Thomson. “It’s great that they can work with us old people.” Time has quickly caught up to the 52-year-old Bieter, who, only three years ago was the youngest member of the council. In fact, the biggest announcement in his 2012 State of the City was a new senior community, which would be all too anxious to welcome the mayor someday. “I’m pleased to tell you about something called ‘The Terraces,’ a brand new retirement community to be built in Harris Ranch,” said Bieter. “The project will include 150 residences and health-care services on-site.” The Terraces, a $68 million, 13-acre campus, is expected to break ground east of Eckart Road this fall. According to Bieter, construction will bring 200 jobs and, when complete, 150 full-time positions would be created to service the community. Bieter’s other big news was of particular interest to the city’s East Enders, who have been staring at the long-abandoned Boise Armory for decades. “Some new developers are very tentative about publicity,” said Bieter. But following hizzoner’s very public announcement, the city was buzzing about California-based J&M Land’s plans to purchase and renovate the armory. “They’ll be under way with their zoning approval process in the next couple of weeks,” said Bieter. “Construction could begin within a couple of months.” Bieter also offered a report card on The Greenhouse, a business incubator he first announced in his 2009 State of the City and which opened in September 2010. “I’m pleased to announce our first graduation from The Greenhouse,” he said. “Affinity Amp, a mobile software company, is ready to move on. But I’m also excited to announce that Anboto is moving in.” Anboto, a Web customer service and e-commerce technology firm, was chosen as “start-up of the year” in the 2010 Innovate 100 list of international start-ups. More importantly, at least to Bieter, is that Anboto is based in Spain’s Basque country. The three-term mayor is a secondgeneration Basque American. —George Prentice

Mayor Dave Bieter has delivered seven State of the City addresses sans-teleprompter.

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NEWS

“DID YOU STAB DANETTE ELG?” Death row inmate undergoes polygraph on gruesome murder GEORGE PRENTICE The moral forces of fact and truth are as significant as life and death. While truth is manifest by subjectivity or faith, fact is confirmed by certainty or science. But it’s possible to converge fact and truth when science measures the probability of truth or, to be more precise, the false-positive detection of a lie. In the few days leading up to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, someone, perhaps a federal judge, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, or even Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter,

been discovered at the scene of the murder, will need to decide if there is any reason that Richard Leavitt should not be put to death. At but Leavitt said he had suffered a nosebleed while helping Elg with her move in. A jury least, not just yet. also heard about how Elg had gotten into No one disputes the most important facts in the case of Richard A. Leavitt vs. The State a violent argument with roommate Thelma Wilkins on July 10, 1984, resulting in Elg of Idaho: On July 21, 1984, a Blackfoot police officer discovered the body of 31-year-old asking Wilkins to move out. In cross-examination, Wilkins said she and Danette Elg, a single woman, Elg had been lovers. inside her home. Ironically, Following a 10-day trial, a Elg was scheduled to report The Idaho Department of Correction has opted to use jury of six men and six women to the Blackfoot jail that same a one-drug injection method deliberated for three-and-a-half evening to serve a sentence for the execution of Richard hours before convicting Leavitt for a previous conviction of Leavitt—two syringes, each of first-degree murder on Sept. driving while under the containing 2.5 grams of pentobarbital. 25, 1985. influence. But on Sept. 28, 1985, But lawmen Bingham County Prosecuting guessed that Attorney Thomas Moss told the Blackfoot Elg had been dead for as Morning News something that has troubled many as four days when Leavitt for nearly 37 years. they found her, stabbed “We thought we should leave out certain repeatedly in her heart and lungs, her genitals evidence because we did not want to risk an appeal,” Moss told the Morning News. and anus removed But Leavitt did appeal the verdict and from her body. his subsequent death sentence on numerous Nearly five months later, Black- occasions. In 1989, the Idaho Supreme Court foot police arrested pushed the case back to a Bingham County courtroom for resentencing, but Seventh DisLeavitt—then trict Justice H. Reynold George stuck by his 26 years old, a initial decision, resentencing Leavitt to death. married meIn 2000, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn chanic with two Winmill ordered the State of Idaho to initiate children—and new trial proceedings but Idaho prosecucharged him with tors appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Elg’s murder. Leavitt was the Appeals, which reversed Winmill’s decision and reaffirmed Leavitt’s conviction. The U.S. nephew of Elg’s former roommate Supreme Court twice declined to hear Leavitt’s appeals, first in 2005 and again on May 7, and had helped 10 days before a death warrant was issued, Elg move into her ordering Leavitt to die by lethal injection on residence in early Tuesday, June 12. July 1984. Leavitt “I have very strong personal feelings about suffered a gash on injustice and falsely convicting innocent one of his fingers people,” said Dr. Charles Honts, nationally reabout the time that Elg was killed, but he insisted nowned polygraph expert and Boise State psythat he had been cut while chology professor. “I think what a polygraph does is start to ask questions, and it appears preventing his wife from that there are some questions here.” slashing her wrists when Honts is one of the few people to see Leavitt she learned of his having since the death warrant was issued, ordering an affair with another his transfer to the F block of the Idaho State woman. A forensic special- Maximum Security Institution, south of Boise. Honts was reluctant to talk about his visit, but ist testified that Boise Weekly learned that he had seen Leavitt blood matching along with the condemned man’s attorney, Leavitt’s type David Nevin, on May 23. had “Going to a prison is not unusual for me. I have performed quite a few polygraphs behind bars,” said Honts. “But going to the death house, that was unique.” Honts has performed hundreds of polygraphs—maybe a thousand, he said. Following his studies in biol12 ogy and psychology in the 1970s and

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NEWS ’80s, he worked alongside some of the nation’s pre-eminent experts in lie detection, chasing what he called “bad guys” in the oil industry, analyzing national security screenings and lecturing to law enforcement agencies across the globe before moving to Boise in 1995. “There are police agencies that are very conservative about using polygraphs. They do their investigations, narrow the field of suspects and then offer polygraphs to a few people,” said Honts. “But there are other agencies that run polygraphs to thin the field. It’s a lazy way to do police work.” But dealing with someone already convicted and sentenced to death requires a very specific science—something called a comparison question test. “You want your [CQT] to be as sharp as possible,” he said. “Go right to the heart of the matter.” The questions asked of Leavitt couldn’t have been clearer: “Did you stab Danette Elg?” “Did you remove Danette Elg’s internal genitals?” “Were you present when Danette Elg was stabbed?” Honts said Leavitt passed the test, answering “no” to each. “The probability analysis suggest that it is very unlikely that Mr. Leavitt was attempting deception to the relevant questions of this examination,” wrote Honts in his report to Nevin. Nevin immediately fired off an affidavit to U.S. District Court. “If counsel had not immediately made the test results available, this would have provided silent confirmation that Mr. Leavitt 10

had failed,” wrote Nevin. “Particularly for this reason, Mr. Leavitt’s passing the polygraph examination provides eloquent confirmation that he is not Danette Elg’s killer, and that he is, on the contrary, innocent.” Nevin isn’t asking for his client to be released from prison, at least not yet. But he called for what he said was an “emergency motion” to use 21st century DNA testing on the 36-year-old evidence used to convict Leavitt. In particular, Nevin wants new forensic testing on a shirt, shorts, panties, a lock and a sex crime kit. But J. Scott Andrew, the current prosecuting attorney for Bingham County, is having none of it. “I believe the timing of the current request makes it clear that it is merely a tactic to delay Mr. Leavitt’s execution,” wrote Andrew on May 21 in reply to the evidence request. “I am not willing to participate in yet another heartbreaking and frustrating delay for the victim’s family. “ Andrew said that he was only “prepared to intervene” if forced by court order. And though Honts said he wouldn’t talk on the record regarding his polygraph of Leavitt until a court hearing could be held, he has confidence in the Idaho judiciary. “To be honest, I think Idaho’s in pretty good shape. My impression of the Idaho Bar and, in particular, prosecutors is that they honestly try to do a good job,” said Honts. “I don’t run into too many prosecutors who are ego- or power-driven or win-at-all-costs. The vast majority of the bar is highly ethical and just trying to do a good job.”

SPIRITED CONVERSATION Five Wives not a member of the Idaho liquor clan ANDREW CRISP When national media outlets—from NPR to Fox News—reported that the Idaho State Liquor Division had divorced itself from Five Wives Vodka, most observers theorized that the title was offensive to Mormons. But the man who oversees Idaho’s liquor laws said there was much more to the story than offending members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “For us to put a bottle on the shelf with five women hiking up their skirts with kittens over their genitals—we do have some shred of standards,” said Jeff Anderson, ISLD administrator. “And at the end of the day, we can only carry so many things.” Anderson said it’s not uncommon for his agency to deny products that are sold—even successfully—elsewhere. Products selected by the ISLD end up in more than 100 state liquor stores. “The product is OK, it’s average,” said Anderson. “But at $21.95, we don’t see it being successful in Idaho. The packaging was

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only the tie-breaker.” Anderson said the Five Wives brand, compared to an Idaho average of $7.95 for a bottle of vodka, helped lead him to his ultimate decision. “Of the 2,400 [items] we carry, 10 percent of those represent 80 percent of sales,” said Anderson. “In a market that has thousands of potential brands and sizes, nobody carries everything. In the last year, we had about 500 presented to us. We listed about 150.” Meanwhile, Anderson is paying closer attention to liquor in Washington, which privatized its spirit sales on June 1. Anderson is skeptical of the new Washington model, pointing to some hefty taxes and fees when consumers face the cash register. According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the tariffs include a 10 percent distributor fee and a 17 percent retail fee. “They’re not going to transition into the privatization model without price fluctuation,” he said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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ALICIA KRAMER A Father’s Day wish to see her dad in Hall of Fame GEORGE PRENTICE

When did you first recognize that your dad was a sports legend? I grew up on a farm in Parma. Dad chose to raise the family away from the limelight. When I was little, I was running around in my dad’s jersey, but I didn’t really know what was going on. I knew something was up because people were always approaching him and I didn’t understand why. I remember he had these huge [Super Bowl] rings, which was different than anything I had ever seen. And I remember when I was 9 years old, riding with him in a car at a big parade at the University of Idaho. But soon enough, you must have realized what a big deal he was. I remember once when we were vacationing in Hawaii. I was on the beach, playing volleyball with [NFL greats] Boomer Esiason, Warren Moon and Vinny Testaverde. I really had no idea of who they were, but they were so nice.

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I’m guessing that you have traveled to Green Bay with your dad over the years. It’s like a second home. What is that experience like? People stare and some take pictures from a distance. Some people even ask me for my autograph. And then walking onto the turf at Lambeau Field, wow. I need to note that your eyes are welling up with tears as you’re talking about this. It’s so emotional for me. Last September when Dad stepped onto the field, and the stadium cheered and cheered and he looked over at me with tears in his eyes. He’s truly surprised that people still remember. Dad is a very humble man. All of his Packers stuff is in trunks. I’m the one who takes it out to look at it. Unlike most sports teams, you could go into any corner of this country and find Green Bay Packers fans. We were in Grand Cayman once and some locals took us to a spot on the far side of the island. When we walked in, we realized it was a Packers bar. Hasn’t your dad been introduced mistakenly as a Hall of Famer? That happens a lot. I should really point out that my dad was against the initiative to get him into the hall. Each year, my dad would tell us, “They didn’t nominate me this year, but it’s OK.” Aren’t sportswriters the ones to decide who gets nominated? Yes, but I had to be very careful, because some people were really upset that dad wasn’t in the Hall of Fame, and they would badger

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Alicia Kramer hadn’t been born yet when her father became one of the superstars of the National Football League. But her life’s work and passion is to see that her dad, Jerry Kramer, is immortalized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After growing up in Sandpoint and playing for the University of Idaho, Jerry was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1958. It was on Green Bay’s iconic Lambeau Field that Kramer excelled as right guard and kicker for the Packers during the team’s 1960s championship years: five-time NFL champions and two-time Super Bowl champions. Yet, Kramer is the only member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team not to make it into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. His daughter wants to change all that, in spite of his desire to keep things low key.

the sportswriters through social media. Athletes are not known for heaping praise on their peers, but some of the all-time greats have really stepped up to advocate for your dad. Frank Gifford, Roger Staubach, Paul Hornung, Bob Lilly. The list goes on and on. They have all written beautiful letters. Here’s another excuse: Many of today’s sportswriters are too young to remember your dad. That’s true to a degree. I’ve talked to some of them and they want to see footage of Dad. But that’s all film, not video. Plus, they like to hear from players who played with and against Dad, and some of them aren’t around anymore. How’s your dad’s health? He’s 76 years old. For a guy whose lifespan was only supposed to go until his 50s, according to an NFL study, he’s doing pretty well. But he had 22 major operations. His teammates used to call him zipper because he had so many surgeries. Does he still receive things in the mail to autograph? Every day. People send pictures, magazines, footballs, even guitars. In Green Bay, somebody recently had him sign a car. But he draws the line at babies.

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Boise’s love affair with two wheels continues with Pedal for the People.

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Stay (Maria) Sharp with a mid-week break at Alive After FIve.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 hump-day fun ALIVE AFTER FIVE Boiseans, ready yourselves for a season of music, mingling and beer-swigging. Alive After Five will make its grand return to the Grove Plaza Wednesday, June 6, providing the City of Trees with mid-week fun throughout the summer. And the kick-off installment is pretty darn lively. “The first one of the summer is always good,” said Karen Sander, executive director of the Downtown Boise Association. This is the 26th year that Grove Plaza will be abuzz with AA5-ers. As always, local businesses and organizations will have booths around the fountain and beer and wine will be available. Sander said there will be a wine tasting booth as well, and one local restaurant per week will provide food for the evening. The Wednesday parties will also feature a changing line-up of live music. Country singersongwriter Maria Sharp will kick things off for the inaugural event at 6 p.m. NPR’s “All Things Considered” has featured the musician, who has written songs for the Dixie Chicks and Bonnie Raitt. Her laid back, Alanis-Morissette-on-sedatives sound will help Boise unwind. Workin’ On Fire will open for Sharp, and the three 12th-grade boys will provide an alt-rock groove to warm up the crowd. Like last year, opening acts for AA5 will all be local musicians and headliners come from all over the country. In case of bad weather, the musicians will play at Liquid in BODO. Sander said she’s glad the event is up and running again. “Summer is here, and we’re always excited to get it going,” she said. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza, downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, downtownboise.org.

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Boise Bike Week may barely be a memory at this point, but the city is already gearing up for another two weeks of cycle mayhem at the hand—er, handlebar—of Boise Bicycle Project’s Pedal for the People festival. Events include some standard group-ride outings like Much Ado About Bikes (a commute to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for a play) and the tweed ride. But Pedal for the People also cranks up the awesome with more daring offerings like a kid’s bike hill climb challenge at Camel’s Back Park, a longest-skid contest to win a growler of beer from Crooked Fence Brewing and the Bare As You Dare Ride—the closest Idaho is likely to get to a naked ride—on Saturday, June 16. This year’s Pedal for the People will also feature a clinic on playing bike polo, a mountain bike scavenger hunt around Military Reserve Park on Tuesday, June 12, and the return of the Helladrome on Saturday, June 9, the most absurd bike race in town. But if none of that appeals to you, then don’t just sit around complaining. Come up with your own bike event and submit it to the calendar. Pedal for the People is by design a crowdsourced event, meaning anyone who wants to submit an event can. And while there is obviously no shortage of badass bike events, there is still room for plenty more, with the festival continuing through Saturday, June 23. Visit boisebicycleproject.org for more information and a full calendar. FREE. Various times and locations, boisebicycleproject.org.

SATURDAY JUNE 9 park party COMMUNITY PROGRESSIVE II It’s hard to go wrong combining food, nonprofits, music and community building. Community Progressive II, a nonpartisan effort presented by United Vision for Idaho, will do just that. “What’s really cool about this is it’s such a grassroots festival,” said Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho. “Everyone who’s participating has volunteered time.” The second-annual event will bring together small businesses, nonprofits, musicians, artisans, growers and

producers so everyone can explore new ways of contributing to the community. Last year’s event was held in venues in downtown and Garden City, but this year, everything will be concentrated in Julia Davis Park. Things kick off at 10 a.m. with a discussion on the community stage about what people think progress looks like in Idaho. Workshops will be offered throughout the day, encouraging discussion of topics ranging from fracking and environmental policy to activism to job creation, taxes and local economics. The event’s organizers hope to raise awareness about issues that affect the community and Idaho as a whole, especially buying locally to keep Idaho sustainable, according to Evans.

Event-goers are encouraged to participate in workshops and the outdoor marketplace, featuring local products from small Idaho businesses. “Foodlandia” will offer local fare from such establishments as Archies Place and Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery. Nonprofit row will highlight some of Idaho’s hardestworking organizations, like the Idaho Peace Coalition, Add the Words and Transform Idaho. A beer garden presented by Jo’s Traveling Bar will feature Idaho products and 21 local bands will rock the Gene Harris Bandshell and beer garden stage every hour throughout the day. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., uvidaho.org. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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The lovely ladies of Lipsinc! are looking good at age 15.

Savor Idaho is how garden parties should be: wine, food and no kids.

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The gals of Boise’s first professional female impersonation troupe LipsInc! have been primping and preening for the stage since 1997. That’s right, for 15 years the performers of LipsInc! have been regaling crowds at Boise’s Balcony Club on the regular and encouraging audience members to imbibe. “The more you drink, the better we look,” is how the lovely Martini, producer and emcee, likes to begin performances. After those introductions, the lights go down and a revolving cast sashays out across the dance floor, often in colorful costumes or sporting sequined gowns and big up-do curls. Now the ladies will celebrate their 15th anniversary Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, with their show 15 Minutes of Fame. The promotional poster for the event includes fake magazine covers for rags like “Scandal,” “Vicious!” and “Dirt!” bearing female visages in mock tabloid fashion. The local female illusionists will be joined by Seattle performer La Vanda Dela Rosa. She won the illustrious Evergreen State Pageant, La Femme Magnifique, in 1996 and served as Lily Armani’s drag mother for her 2010 win of the same title. Held just before Boise Pride Week, the event will donate $1 of the $15 admission price to the organization’s pride efforts. Reservations can be made by calling 208-368-0405. 8:30 p.m., $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.

SATURDAYSUNDAY JUNE 9-10 fast films I48 Anyone who has woken up with an epic hangover has probably stumbled into the bathroom and grumbled the phrase, “I’m never doing that again.” Anyone who has ever taken part in i48 has probably had a similar experience after the conclusion of the filmmaking marathon, in which teams of filmmakers must write, shoot, edit, score and deliver a complete film in the space of 48 hours. Tempers

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flare, creative differences pop up, corners are cut and magic is made. By a certain point, all anyone wants is to sleep, and yet like a 21st birthday party, they are dutybound to plow on. But like drinking a little too much now and then, what brings filmmakers back to the contest year after year is the fact that they made a movie. And from time to time, they made a good movie. And as much as the short time frame limits the production scope, it also opens doors when filmmakers can’t second-guess creative instincts. If you want to know what that looks like, you’re in luck since all the completed films will be screened, voted upon and showered with awards.

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Set below the green tops of trees casting shadows across the grass, the annual Savor Idaho event pits Boise taste denizens in a battle against filling their stomachs too quickly. In the lush Idaho Botanical Garden, foods from more than a dozen local eateries will be paired with more than 100 wines for a local taste-apalooza. With 27 vineyards and 17 restaurants hailing from the Gem State, it’s a local affair, too. The 17 eateries include Bardenay, upstar t Momo Dumpling—which has a retail space planned to open later this month—coffee from Dawson Taylor and Full Circle Exchange and Zeppole breads, as well as catering vets like the Hawaiian eats-pur veyor Kanak Attack. Wines from Woodriver Cellars, Zhoo Zhoo Wines, Coiled, Colter’s Creek and many more will pour pinot noir, merlot, Chicken Dinner White, chardonnay, rieslings and oh-so-many more tasty vino varieties. Offerings for this year include (get ready to salivate): Italian beef polenta cakes from 13th Street Pub in Hyde Park, Ballard Family cheese, Bon Appetit’s rib sliders with horseradish aioli and fresh apple cider slaw served on a brioche bun and a full Kalua pig’s worth of pulled pork from Kanak Attack. As for dessert, fresh cream-topped berry tartlets, sweet City Peanut Shop varieties, Velata chocolates and from Idaho Preferred: chocolate potato scones topped with bacon and drizzled with strawberry sauce. A full list of restaurants and wineries can be found at savoridaho.org. This 21-and-older event lasts runs 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Tickets are capped at 900, which means the right to jockey for food and vino is limited to only those who snap up tickets quickly, which can be purchased at idahotickets.com. 2-6 p.m., $45. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

The general screening will be held at The Flicks Saturday, June 9, with films shown in blocks. Sunday, June 10, the films selected as the best of the festival will be shown at the Egyptian Theatre and presented with a series of awards, including a big-ass cash prize for the overall best film. That money will then likely immediately be blown buying round after round of celebrator y drinks so that

Curmudgeonly live music fans often reject DJs because of their lackluster per formances. What’s the big move? Setting the needle down on the record? Scratching it once or twice with elbows instead of fingers? Get back to us when you’re busting knee slides and windmill power cogoo.jp/turntablerider chords like Pete Townshend or playing a drum set mounted inside the skull of a giant robot as it ravages Tokyo like Tommy Lee is probably doing in his free time this week. Well, those curmudgeons can stop complaining because a new DJ tool from Japanese manufacturer Cogoo can only be played if one performs—on a bike. Turntable Rider is comprised of a series of sensors that read the movements made on a BMX bike and translates them into DJ sounds, meaning the sweeter your moves, the sweeter your tunes. Wheels, brakes, handlebars—the entire bike becomes an instrument. Even the angles it takes in the air over jumps affect the sounds. A product demo video on YouTube shows Japanese stunt riders using Turntable Rider on ramps and dropping four on the floor with old-school groundbound BMX freestyle. Not since the Captain met Tennille has style been better merged with sweet, sweet music, or has listening to it come with the risk of serious brain injury. Who says music isn’t dangerous anymore? —Josh Gross

the filmmakers can once again awake, blear y-eyed and in pain, to boldly announce to the bathroom mirror: “I’m never doing that again.” Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., $5. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222; Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m., $6. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273. More info at thislovelymachine. com/idaho48.

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 Festivals & Events PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP, SLAM OF STEEL AND HAIKU BATTLE—Part of The Idaho Loud Writers’ Program. Includes a performance poetry workshop followed by an all-ages poetry slam. For more information, email cheryl_maddalena@ yahoo.com. There is a $25 prize for the haiku champ. 6 p.m. $5 poetry slam, $1 with student ID, boisepoetry.com. Woman of Steel Gallery and Wine Bar, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-331-5632. SPLASH BASH POOL PARTY— Join the kick-off of weekly Splash Bash pool parties, featuring food, drinks and live music by Rebecca Scott. All ages welcome. Open to the public. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-3434611, owyheeplaza.com.

On Stage WAR HORSE—The winner of five Tony Awards is based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and was the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s film. It tells the story of a horse enlisted to help the English in World War I and a young man’s quest to bring the horse home. Tickets available at idahotickets.com. See Arts, Page 34. 7:30 p.m. $45-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, mc.boisestate.edu.

Workshops & Classes COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COACHING—Do computers make you anxious? You can get free one-on-one help through the library’s computer volunteer technology coach program. Coaches can help with questions about email, the Internet and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and Publisher. Call 208-570-6900 to schedule a free one-hour, one-on-one session with a volunteer coach. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900, boisepubliclibrary.com. E-READER PETTING ZOO— Learn about the features of popular eReaders and how to use them to download books from the library. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org. FIT AND FALL PROOF CLASS— Increase mobility and independence by improving lower body strength, endurance, flexibility and bone mass, which can help reduce the risk of falling. 9-9:45 a.m. FREE for Nampa Rec Center members, $30 non-members. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.

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BW staffers got themselves to the Greek on June 2.

CULTURE VULTURES Last weekend was all about community. From the Greek Food Festival to the Central Bench Spring Festival, Boiseans banded together to spotlight their shared interests. Visual Arts Collective kicked things off with a joint opening from Boise artists Erin Cunningham and Eli Craven called Wither and Bloom. Not only do Cunningham and Craven share studio space the Black Hunger collective, they also share a particular fascination with death, which was on display in the series. According to Boise Weekly Staff Writer Andrew Crisp, Cunningham took inspiration for her two vibrant oil paintings of flowers from an Idaho City graveyard, “where she took photos of flowers, left on gravestones, each decaying at the rarely visited cemetery.” Craven, on the other hand, repurposed and rephotographed images from 1980s magazines. “I was looking at magazine pages of people, in instances of death or condolence, where there’s grievance or comforting someone,” Craven explained. The joint exhibition will remain up through Tuesday, July 31. Check back in BW for a full review of the show from freelancer Christopher Schnoor. Boise Art Museum hosted Community Day on June 2, which highlighted the museum’s latest exhibition, Meet Me at the Center of the Earth by Nick Cave. According to BW intern Amy Merrill, “guests were greeted with bold colors, unique materials and hair—human hair.” In addition to perusing Cave’s Soundsuits—comprised of buttons, sequins, doilies and brightly died human hair—attendees also viewed 34 unique soundsticks contributed by area artists, which will be on display on the exterior of BAM until Friday, Aug. 31. Cave’s exhibit will remain up through Sunday, Nov. 4. Also on June 2, the third-annual Central Bench Spring Festival sprang up at Cassia Park. According to BW intern Jessica Murri, “booths from all sorts of nonprofit organizations attracted festival-goers and food trucks lined the parking lot.” Sarah Cunningham, president of the Central Bench Neighborhood Association, said that at least 30 different nationalities live in the Bench area, and the Central Bench Spring Festival celebrates them all. In addition to tea leaf readings and African drumming, the fest featured performances from a Bosnian dance troupe and Mexican folklorico dancers. Across town, the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosted another cultural celebration: the 31st annual Greek Food Festival. BW New Media Czar Josh Gross waited in the blazing sun to get inside, where “the promise of fresh souvlaki, spanakopita and dolmas steamed and wafted from the grill, siren-like, promising a taste of paradise.” Gross spoke with one of the festival’s volunteers, who estimated that 4,000 people attended the festival. “We’re not very good business people. This all just sort of came together around us,” she said. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


8 DAYS OUT Calls to Artists EXPOSURE A.L.P.H.A. INTERCHANGE—Artists working in all mediums and at any stage in their careers are encouraged to submit their portfolios for consideration to Exposure A.L.P.H.A. Interchange, an Idaho based nonprofit organization with a focus on creating a compassionate community for those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Group or solo exhibition proposals welcome. No rental free, but the organization will retain a portion of sales. Contact rick.ramos@alphaidaho.org for more info. FREE. Exposure A.L.P.H.A. Interchange, 1009 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-424-8158, exposureidaho.org.

LIQUID LAUGHS OPEN MIC COMEDY—Try out your best comedy routine in front of a live audience. Signups begin at 7 p.m. and the hilarity starts at 8 p.m. 7 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.

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COCKEYED—This play by William Missouri Downs and directed by Jeff Thomson tells the story of an average, nice guy in love with a beautiful woman who has a glass eye. Student, senior and military discounts available for Thursday and Sunday performances. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: TIM NORTHERN—This installment of Liquid Laughs also features Danny Amspacher. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs.com, by callling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid or Solid. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com.

NOT NOW, DARLING—This British farce about two unlikely partners in a fur salon involves girlfriends in fur, mistaken identities, hurriedly closed closets, a lot of suspicion and intrigue resulting in nonstop laughter. All dinner-show tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance online at kedproductions.org. Show-only tickets may be purchased at the door or online. For more info and a menu, visit the website. 7 p.m. $15-$20 show only, $39 dinner and show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions.org.

ZOO BOISE—Idaho artists are invited to apply for an opportunity to design public art for Zoo Boise to celebrate the 50-year relationship between Friends of Zoo Boise and the city. Applications can be saved to a CD and mailed, emailed to kbubb@cityofboise. org or dropped off. Applications must include a resume no longer than three pages, up to 10 digital images of past artwork, image identification sheet with artist name, titles, dates, mediums and size of art and SASE if the artist wants the submission returned. A cover letter is encouraged. Applications are due by Friday, June 8. Visit boiseartsandhistory. org for more information. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-384-4125, zooboise.org.

Talks & Lectures MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER COLLEGE FORUM—Step Ahead Idaho, a nonprofit college advising organization, is offering this free seminar for high school students and their parents where they can learn to create a great story of students’ accomplishments for college applications and how to research schools and careers. Visit stepaheadidaho.org for more info. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org. THE PIONEER MOUNTAINS—Extending from lava fields to alpine summits, the Pioneer Mountains support long-distance migratory wildlife, large working ranches and many opportunities for backcountry adventures. Join Mike Stevens of the Pioneers Alliance to learn what is in your back yard, how you can explore the region for yourself and about the progress toward conservation and community development in this landscape. Sponsored by the Idaho Conservation League. 6 p.m. FREE. The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-7263493, thecommunitylibrary.org.

Green URBAN GROWTH AND THE BOISE RIVER—Urban growth will affect the Boise River in many ways, and Idaho Rivers United and COMPASS invite you to discuss and comment on potential growth scenarios at a special meeting for the Idaho Rivers United community. Your input will help COMPASS select a vision for the future that will be the basis for Communities in Motion 2040. Space is limited. To reserve your place contact Liz at Idaho Rivers United, 208-3437481. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Hall, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2900, gardencityidaho.govoffice.com.

Odds & Ends BOISE STATE EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM—Prospective students and interested companies can attend this Boise State executive MBA program open house. Classes will begin in September and participants will earn an MBA degree in two academic years of part-time class attendance. The program is designed specifically for middle- to senior-level professionals who want to gain the leadership, business and innovation skills their organizations need on a schedule that minimizes work and personal life disruption. Email emba@boisestate.edu or call 208426-4034 to reserve a space. Visit cobe.boisestate. edu for more info about the program. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State Bronco Stadium, Boise. LATIN NIGHTS—Instructors Tabish L. Romario and Becca Towler will teach salsa, bachata and Brazilian zouk lessons, followed by social dancing at 9 p.m. 7:30-11 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577.

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JURASSIC PARK WITHOUT THE DINOSAURS—Freelance writer and photographer Brewster Moseley will share photos from the National Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on Florida’s Gulf Coast. 6 p.m. FREE. The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-3493, thecommunitylibrary.org.

Kids & Teens PRESCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and fun for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, gardencity.lili.org.

Odds & Ends ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Old Chicago-downtown, 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, oldchicago.com. CHIP AND A CHAIR POKER— Practice your poker skills for free while earning points toward prizes and glory. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-3453878. GEEKS WHO DRINK—Answer questions about bad television and celebrities and take on wordplay challenges in this version of pub trivia modeled after its counterparts in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Visit geekswhodrink. com for more information. 8 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub and Grill, 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3432444, thepiperpub.com. IDAHO FISH AND GAME FENCE REMOVAL—Help Idaho Fish and Game remove 1 mile of obsolete fence from Hwy. 95 near New Meadows. Old barbed wire causes numerous wildlife injuries and deaths. This project is part of an ongoing riparian restoration project. Transportation provided from Garden City. Wear clothes that protect your arms and legs, but that you do not mind being snagged by barbed-wire. Bring a lunch, water, sun protection and clothes to get through a day in Central Idaho. For more information, call IDFG or email michael.young@idfg.idaho.gov. 7 a.m. FREE. KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Quinn’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1005 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208345-0135. MEET AND GRILL WITH LINSEY CORBIN—Meet professional triathlete Linsey Corbin and representatives from Saucony and enjoy free food, get an autograph and enter a raffle. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-6604, idahorunningcompany.com. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811.

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Romeo and Juliet seal their fate with a final kiss.

ROMEO AND JULIET VISIT THE ROARING ’20S Baz Luhrmann set it in Mexico City, with neon Catholic kitsch, swirling sand and drive-by violence. West Side Story set it in New York City’s Puerto Rican ghetto, with finger-snapping, knife-wielding street gangs. And Idaho Shakespeare Festival set its rendition of Romeo and Juliet in 1920s Italy, with flappers and cane-twirling Gatsby-esque gents. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of two ill-fated teen lovers has cycled through so many pop culture renditions that its plot is familiar beyond the point of cliche. But that doesn’t mean it’s any less enjoyable to revisit, especially if its characters are plopped into another tumultuous era when “the mad blood is stirring.” In ISF Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee’s program notes, he explains that “the feud of the Capulets and the Montagues must feel all encompassing, not just two households but part of a broader political conflict that the Prince is grappling with.” So, he decided to set the play in an Italian city recovering from World War I, with Mussolini and the Fascist party on the rise. But despite the crumbling Romeo and Juliet runs set, the forboding atmosphere through Saturday, June 30. didn’t take, partly because the IDAHO SHAKESPEARE actors were far too funny. J. FESTIVAL Todd Adams played Mercutio 5657 Warm Springs Ave. like a more poetic Johnny Depp 208-336-9221 in Pirates of the Caribbean. He idahoshakespeare.org used his floor-length coat to great effect, swooping through multiple personalities as he ribbed Romeo and swigged off bottles of hooch. Later, he swung on the stage’s scaffolding with the ease of a gymnast, engaging Tybalt (played by Dan Lawrence) in a humorous, multi-tiered sword fight. That scene also highlighted the huffy hilarity of Juliet’s Nurse, played with the right dash of raunchiness by Laurie Birmingham. And Juliet, herself, was no delicate flower. Betsy Mugavero had all the sass and bouncing ringlets of a teenaged orphan Annie, coupled with a beauty that was more adorable than unattainable. When a loud plane rumbled over the outdoor amphitheater in the middle of Juliet’s monologue, Mugavero cutely placed her head on her hands and waited for it to pass. The audience chuckled before erupting into applause. Even Star Moxley’s costumes placed more emphasis on frivolity than the plot’s looming tragedy, with violet, dropped-waist flapper dresses, gold-embellished masks and sleek suits with undone collars. Apart from Tybalt’s buttoned up, stiff black attire, the costuming underscored the performance’s lighthearted tone. So much so that when the two lovers finally took their lives in the stuffy tomb, you almost expected them to be resurrected and gallop off the stage happily ever after. Almost. —Tara Morgan

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THE REPTILE GUY—Corbin Maxey, the Reptile Guy, will share some of his most famous rescues, including Scooter, the green iguana and Shere Khan, a 16-foot albino Burmese python. For children ages 6-11 and their families. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.

COCKEYED—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

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LIPSINC! 15 MINUTES OF FAME—Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Boise’s first professional female impersonation troupe with the LipsInc! ladies and special guest star La Vanda Dela Rosa from Seattle. The shows kick off Boise Pride Week, and $1 from every ticket will be donated to the Pride organization. Call 208-368-0405 for reservations. See Picks, Page 17. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.

Festivals & Events DUCKS UNLIMITED 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION— Enjoy shooting events, games, raffles, auctions and great food at Ducks Unlimited’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Learn about DU’s conservation projects in Idaho and how you can support this vital work. Ticket prices vary, so visit ducks.org/idaho for more information. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—The Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its rendition of this classic tale. 7:30 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.

LIQUID LAUGHS: TIM NORTHERN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. NOT NOW, DARLING—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $15-$20 show only, $39 dinner and show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions. org.

WAR HORSE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $45-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208426-1609, mc.boisestate.edu.

Religious/Spiritual ONE VOICE: FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER—Weekly gathering of high-school, college-age and post-college young adults who have a heart to pray for our city and each other. FREE. The District Coffee House, 110 S. Fifth St., Boise, 208-343-1089, districtcoffeehouse.com.

Odds & Ends BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—Learn how to use a telescope to view the sky during this month’s meeting. See website for more info. FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, boiseastro.org. BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a basic Latin dance lesson at 9 p.m. and then commence salsa-ing it up to music from a live DJ until 2 a.m. while enjoying drinks and snacks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397.

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PEDAL FOR THE PEOPLE—The crowdsourced bike-tastic event returns with all sorts of two-wheeled fun. Attend the skid competition, Helladrome or kiddie bike hill climb contest at Camel’s Back Park or add your own event to the schedule. Events go through Saturday, June 23. See Picks, Page 16. Various times and locations, visit boisebicycleproject.org for more info and the interactive calendar. SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO ROUND UP—Join Special Olympics Idaho for this fundraiser. Dinner provided by MickeyRay’s Roadhouse Barbecue and music from local band JoyRide. Tickets are available online. 6 p.m. $50. Special Olympics Idaho headquarters, 199 E. 52nd St., Garden City, 800-915-6510, idso.org.

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8 DAYS OUT On Stage

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COCKEYED—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. LIPSINC! 15 MINUTES OF FAME—See Friday. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: TIM NORTHERN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. NOT NOW, DARLING—See Thursday. 6:15 p.m. $15-$20 show only, $39 dinner and show. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, kedproductions. org. WAR HORSE—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45-$75. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609, mc.boisestate.edu.

Concerts SEAN ROGERS—The pianist, composer and arranger will perform Kitten on the Keys, featuring jazz, ragtime and improvised accompaniments to silent films. Works by local artists will be for sale in the lobby and 10 percent of ticket sales will be donated to Pet Haven. 7 p.m. $10. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com.

Food & Drink CHEFS OF ALOHA: FEASTS OF HAWAII—This event features a six-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jack Charles paired with wines from Wood River Cellars in the Castle Ranch Steakhouse. Special room rates available for dinner guests. 6 p.m. $89. The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900.

Art ART IN THE BAR VI—Meet more than 50 local artists. All ages are welcome and a full bar is provided with ID. Noon-10 p.m. FREE. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.

Kids & Teens BREAKFAST WITH BOOKS— Children ages 4-8 may enjoy storytime based on the theme Bear-y Good Tales for Tots and breakfast provided by Brick Oven Bistro. Cost includes crafts, breakfast and choice of one hardcover book. 9-10 a.m. $22. Rediscovered 28 Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, rdbooks.org.

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Former Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman gave a charmingly awkward performance at Neurolux.

JONATHAN RICHMAN IS THE CRAZY UNCLE YOU WISH YOU HAD There was no opening band at Neurolux May 30, just a solo performance from Jonathan Richman. And he was supposed to start at 9 p.m. At about 9:10 p.m., he was jogging up 11th Street looking flustered. Richman rounded the corner into the alley, ducked in the back door, hustled onstage and up to the mic and just started playing with no announcements or introductions. Approximately half the audience was still outside on the patio, unaware that he was starting. It was the beginning of a truly strange performance. Richman made his name in the mid 1970s with The Modern Lovers, punk pioneers that were a major influence on the The Ramones, Patti Smith, The Cars, The Talking Heads and many more. Richman’s rare combination of a raw sound and lyrics devoid of the peacock feathers so common in rock spoke to people. But since those salad days, he’s kept the lyrical style and swapped the music out for acoustic ballads. Richman crooned over the soft hum of a nylon-string guitar, accenting his tunes about growing up in the Boston art crowd with flamenco flourishes and occasionally singing in French or Spanish. He was accompanied only by a minimalist drummer with a kick, tom and several congas. But Richman has the awkward movements and disconnected gaze of someone who has experienced serious head trauma. His lyrics are almost childish in their sincerity. The only possible comparison is Daniel Johnston, but Johnston is mentally ill and Richman is just a seriously strange dude who people oftentimes think did a few too many drugs, despite being a pioneer of the straight-edge movement. For a while, Richman put down the guitar and started dancing with a set of jingle-bells. The performance was so charmingly awkward and bizarre that anyone who happened into Neurolux unaware of Richman’s legacy might’ve thought: “Who brought their weird uncle to an open mic?” Especially when Richman introduced a song about how he affected a fake William F. Buckley accent to sound sophisticated, but now—40 years later—wanted to apologize for it. “I should have been bullied for it more than I was,” he said. Where the introduction ended and the song began was a fluid concept, but it didn’t take long for him to have the audience singing back to him about his fake accent. Then he hummed a little tune he said was 400 years old and he got from a German children’s book. “I don’t know exactly what it means, but I use it to say goodnight,” Richman said. Then as quickly as he arrived, Richman threw his guitar back in its case and left the stage for the back door. But the audience wasn’t having it. They howled until he came back to play a few more. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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SINE LANGUAGE Lisk Gallery displays Matt Grover’s kinetic sculptures SARAH MASTERSON In a small brick house in the East End, artist Matt Grover prepared for his upcoming show at Lisk Gallery, Sines: An Exploration of Sine Waves in Nature Through Kinetic Sculpture. The show will feature three-dimensional work pairing physics with aesthetics. “I really wanted to get a feeling of movement,” Grover explained. “So I thought, why not make the sculptures move?” Grover works out of the family garage, a small shop that borders an alley. He sat in a chair securing hundreds of shiny strings onto black tubes for a new sculpture. “I had no idea I’d be tying so many knots,” he laughed. Though Grover’s designs come in a wide range of complex shapes and sizes, he’s Matt Grover’s “Think Tank” wowed judges and attendees alike at the 2012 Chair Affair. content with his cozy workshop. “It limits me to concentrate on one piece at a time,” Grover said. “I know how to things were actually used in a morgue,” he tion of basic physics that you can apply to make the space work for me.” laughed. “The rest of it was food processing anything.” One of Grover’s creations, “Think stainless steel … just really cold, dead stuff Now that he has more time to invest in Tank,” sat next to him in the garage. The his passions, Grover is incorporating cycling that I try to make look alive.” piece won Most Creative Design at Boise’s Lisk Gallery, which is known primarily knowledge into his art, even including bi2012 Chair Affair, as well as People’s for showing the photography of Mark Lisk cycle parts in his dynamic mechanisms. Choice for Best of Show. The chair-desk and paintings of Jerri Lisk, offered Grover a Marcel Duchamp’s “Bicycle Wheel”—a combo has a seamless wooden construction and offers a visual playground when seated. bicycle wheel and fork mounted on a wooden great opportunity. “They had talked about wanting some stool that allowed Duchamp to spin it for A tall metal frame extends through the 3D art. … I showed them one piece … and enjoyment—is considered the first kinetic center of the desk housing an arrangement they really liked it and decided they wanted of Styrofoam balls that undulate on strings. sculpture. Contemporary kinetic artists have to do a whole show.” This unique blend of kinetics, furniture and expanded their scope greatly since then, creMark and Jerri Lisk have known Grover ating work with moving parts often promptsculpture is one of seven pieces that will be since his bike shop days and have followed ed by the wind, a motor or the observer. featured at Lisk Gallery on First Thursday, his growth as a designer and artist. Most of Grover’s sculptures are made June 7. “To watch Matt come up with ideas and from repurposed ma“I joke with him run with it … and to get this level of profesterials that he finds that he works with sional execution with each piece is amazor that are given the right and the Matt Grover’s Sines debuts First Thursday, June 7, at: ing,” Jerri explained. to him. In his alley left brain,” said Grover’s kinetic sculptures will be front workshop, hunks of Jerri Lisk of Grover’s LISK GALLERY and center on First Thursday and remain in recycled wood lean “Think Tank” 405 S. Eighth St. 208-342-3773 the gallery for two months. against his garage design. liskgallery.com “We will probably see what Matt comes walls along with thin A successful up with next and add some. … We talked sheets of old metals. athlete, Grover spent about some desktop versions that are more Grover pointed out most of his young a heavy frame he recently found with tennis interactive,” Jerri said. adult life competing as a cyclist and crossBack inside Grover’s home, his wife and country skier on both national and interna- racket strings weaving in and out. two sons helped him set up his other kinetic “I got into finding bits and pieces of tional teams. Unfortunately, that meant his designs. He plugged in what looked like equipment … from surgical equipment all childhood passion for sculpture had to be rows of metal fingers mounted on a frame. the way up to industrial equipment … and put on hold. Suddenly, gears began to turn and the started remanufacturing them into parts,” “I always wanted to go back to it,” he once-stiff fingers moved in steady waves as he said. said. if being blown by a breeze. The tiny motor Grover noted that the recycling of bits Grover worked at World Cycle in Boise hummed in the kitchen until he eventually and pieces adds to the allure of each piece. for 15 years while pursuing furniture makHe pointed to a shiny metal tray dotted with unplugged it from the wall. ing and becoming a certified welder. “My kids said it looks like a field of holes mounted on one of his sculptures. “I had that structural background from wheat,” Grover smiled. “I like the fact that some of these cycling,” he explained. “It’s a foundaWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Enjoy salmorejo, braised chorizo and assorted tapas. Gourmet wines, Spanish beers and sangria blanco will also be available. 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com. BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER—Tours for the exhibit 1 Hidden In Plain Sight: The Basques and of the Jacobs/Uberuaga House every half hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 611 Grove St., 208-343-2671, basquemuseum.com.

BOISE ART GLASS—Check out 2 the summer open house, during which the doors will open and connect

along with live music. Treats will be served. 5-8 p.m. 418 S. Sixth St., 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com.

Boise Art Glass, Classic Design Studios, Bricolage and Rocket Neon. Live glass-blowing demonstrations and make your own float in a 30-minute glass-blowing class for $40/session. Purchase a slice from the wood-fire pizza oven. 5-11 p.m. 530 W. Myrtle St., 208-345-1825, boiseartglass. com.

FLATBREAD COMMUNITY 4 OVEN—Check out Amber Grubb’s photographs while enjoying happy

BRICOLAGE—Featuring Knowl 3 Weber kenetic string sculptures, a blacksmith and screen printing demos

hour with $6 deals. Bottles of wine are $20. 615 W. Main St., 208-2874757, flatbreadpizza.com.

DRAGONFLY—Enjoy a glass of wine and 20 percent off all dresses through Saturday, June 9. 5-9 p.m. 414 W. Main St., 208-338-9234, gama-go.com.

FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—This 5 month features young local designers and the gift shop is open until

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9 p.m. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-3454320, flyingmcoffee.com.

8TH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— 6 Featuring work from new artists in residence, including the installation by Star Moxley “If I

INDIE MADE—Local crafters and artists will set up shop in pop-up tents in the Pioneer Building. Enjoy live music, beer, pizza from Wiseguy Pizza Pie and chocolate while you browse. 108 N. Sixth St.

were. .. I would ...” This new work is the third of seven ongoing installations of The Box Project. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, 208-3385212, 8thstreetmarketplace.com.

MELTING POT—Featuring original art and two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue for $22. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900, meltingpot.com.

ATOMIC TREASURES—Enjoy a mix of retro, 7 found objects and art that are sure to make unforgettable gifts. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-3440811, atomictreasures.com. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Match sounds and 8 movements with a variety of materials as you make a work of art inspired by artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits during Studio Art Exploration from 5-8 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Art Talk will feature a special panel discussion, during which artists, curators, dancers and scholars share their thoughts on the unique blend of culture, fashion and art in Cave’s work. 5-8 p.m. 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-3458330, boiseartmuseum.org. THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE 9 HOUSE—Enjoy the exhibit Colors, featuring images from Naturalist David Marr’s photo trips with students at the Cole/Marr photography workshops while sipping on lattes and snacking on comfort foods. 6-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630. HAIRLINES—Stop in and talk to Lui the Hair Whisperer. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-383-9009. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 10 Get a snapshot look into Idaho’s past and visit the new exhibit Picturing Idaho, featuring images from the Idaho State Historical Society’s extensive photo collection. A large selection of ISHS archive images will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Prints of images from this exhibition will be available by special order. 5-9 p.m. Donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120, history.idaho.gov.

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LEE GALLERY BOISE—View Recycled Art, featuring pieces made from thrown-away materials and the group show Local Diversity. 409 S. Eighth St., Ste 101, 208-345-1120, leegalleryboise.com.

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LISK GALLERY—This month features sculpture artist Matt Grover’s show Sines, an Exploration of Sine Waves in Nature Through Kinetic Sculpture. All of his sculptures are created from wood and metal and are made almost entirely from recycled materials to continue the theme of the grand cycle of nature. Works from resident painters Jerri Lisk and Carl Rowe, as well as images from photographer Mark Lisk will also be on display. Wine tasting available from Sawtooth Winery. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-3423773, liskgallery.com.

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MACLIFE—MacLife’s Claire Daniels Williams will display photographs exploring textures of life. Snake River Winery will be sampling favorite summer flavors. 6-8 p.m. 421 S. Eighth St., 208-323-6721, maclifeboise.com. THE MONOGRAM SHOPPE—Stop in to check out fantastic gift ideas. 409 S. Eighth St., themonogramshoppe.com. NFINIT ART GALLERY—Check out the 14 new Eighth Street gallery. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131. NORTHRUP BUILDING—Featuring work 15 from Kate and Sarah Masterson, Cassandra Schiffler, Theresa Burkes and the Idaho Book Artists Guild. Eighth and Broad streets, second floor, Boise. QUE PASA—Check out the best selection 16 of Mexican artwork in town, including wall fountains, silver, Day of the Dead decor and cedar and leather sofas. 409 S. Eighth St., 208385-9018. R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART 17 GLASS—View the glass art of more than 30 artists from across the country, including colorful bubble bowls, large glass vases and bowls. Treats and sweets will be available. 5-9 p.m. 415 S. Eighth St., 208-385-9337, rgreygallery.com.

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RENEWAL CONSIGNMENT HOMEWARES—Renewal Underground. Featuring work by Adrian Kershaw, mixed-media sculptor. 517 S. Eighth St., 208-338-5444. 162—View a series of smaller 19 SALON works in mixed media on canvas and

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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY glass from Shasta Nash on display through June. Music will be provided by Band of Buskers. Book an appointment with Nancy or Levi and receive $10 off. 4-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-3869908.

TABLEROCK BREW21 PUB AND GRILL—View artwork from Wendy Blinkenstaff

SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Check out a selection of picnic backpacks, baskets and wine stakes. Enter to win a four-person mini box for a performance at the 2012 Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Also cruise Father’s Day gift ideas and receive 20 percent off all case purchases. 786 W. Broad St., 208-345-9463.

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and enjoy live music. 705 Fulton St., 208-342-0944, tablerockbrewpub.com.

ARTISAN OPTICS—Check out a trunk show and music by James Orr. 190 N. Eighth St., 208-3380500, artisanoptics.com. BITTERCREEK ALE HOUSE—Enjoy food, beer and music by Hillfolk Noir. 246 N. Eighth St., 208-3451813, bcrfl.com/bittercreek.

SOLID—Enjoy live music 20 from Robert James, appetizers, spirit sampling from

CHOCOLAT BAR—The Chocolat Bar and Craft Brewers Alliance will pair chocolates with beers. Check out a selection of gift baskets and platters. 805 W. Bannock St., 208-338-7771, thechocolatbar.com.

Hood River Distillers and art from Rase Photography. Followed by Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620.

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CITY PEANUT SHOP—Enjoy beer/wine and nut tastings in collaboration with The Press. 803 W. Bannock St., 208-4333931. GROVE PLAZA—Concierge Corner. Stop in for all of the latest info on including maps and brochures. Located next to Tater’s. Downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets. HELLY HANSEN—Receive 15 percent off everything in the store when you try on a pair of shoes. 860 W. Broad St., 208342-2888. MASSAGE MAT22 TERS—Enjoy specials on massage gift certificates, refreshments, art by Rediscovered Glass and Cody Rutty and pottery by Voyage Pottery, as well as complimentary chair massages. 816 W. Bannock St., 208-315-0072. MIXING BOWL—Check out this new locally owned cookware store and get inspired to craft something in the kitchen. 216 N. Ninth St., 208-345-6025, themixingbowlboise.com. PIPER PUB & GRILL—Happy hour from 3-6 p.m. features two-for-one drinks and a special menu. Enjoy music from Soul Serene at 6 p.m., specially priced single-malt scotch flights and Geeks Who Drink trivia at 8 p.m. 150 N. Eighth St., 208-3432444, thepiperpub.com.

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SAGE YOGA AND WELLNESS—View new 24 mixed-media images by local artist Kim Bennett Porter. Wine tastings by Indian Creek Winery and live improvisational music by Kris Hartung. Vinyasa yoga will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, 208-3385430, sageyogaboise.com.

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REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP—Author Rich Binsacca will sign copies and tell the stories behind the pictures of Boise Double Take. 7 p.m. 180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.

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SEE JANE RUN—Stop in for champagne, a bite of chocolate and 20 percent off every bra in the store, as well as a bra clinic. 814 W. Idaho St., 208-3385263, seejanerun.com. SUPERB SUSHI—Enjoy wine tasting and smoked salmon sampling. 6-8 p.m. 208 N. Eighth St., 208-385-0123, superbsushidowntown.com. THOMAS HAMMER— 25 Featuring artist Will Ellenburg’s photos and mixedmedia pieces. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-433-8004, hammercoffee. com. TRIP TAYLOR BOOKSELLER— Read your own work or another poet’s during the open mic poetry session. 210 N. 10th St., 208-344-3311, downtownboise. org.

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TWIG’S CELLAR—Enjoy Twig’s famous chocolate cake and a glass of cabernet for $10. 816 W. Bannock St., lower level, 208344-8944, twigscellar.com.

West Side THE ALASKA CENTER— 26 Featuring large-scale panoramic photography by Eric Obendorf: Idaho, A Different Panoramic View, and oils, pen and prisma color by Chi E. Shenam Westin, Desert Visions. 5-9 p.m. 1020 Main St. ART SOURCE GAL27 LERY—Art Source presents Visual Motions in Glass: New work in Blown Glass by Zion Warne, which focuses on the different ways glass can have a sense of movement. Meet the artist at the opening reception from 5-9 p.m. Acoustic folk-rock music by Rochelle, wine from Indian Creek Winery and nibbles will also be featured. 5-9 p.m. 1015 W. Main St., 208-3313374, artsourcegallery.com. BASEMENT GALLERY— 28 View the exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Jackie Hurlbert. 928 W. Main St., 208333-0309. EXPOSURE A.L.P.H.A. 29 INTERCHANGE—Come see the eclectic shop featuring fun fashions, home decor and furnishings. Ponder local art in the Exposure gallery or try on some fashions and be a model for the moment in the store’s Facebook fashion show. 6-9 p.m. 1009 W. Bannock St., 208-4248158, exposureidaho.org. FOOT DYNAMICS—Check out the new Altra zero-drop trail runner shoes and browse shoe deals. Mention First Thursday and get $10 off your purchase. 1021 W. Main St., 208-3863338. GALLERY 601—The 30 11th annual Art For the Animals features a silent art auction fundraiser for the Idaho Humane Society. The fourth installment of Paws for a Cause includes original works of art created by our rescued friends. Volunteers from the Humane Society will be present with some classy canines looking for new homes. 211 N. 10th St., 208336-5899, gallery601.com. THE GALLERY AT THE 31 LINEN BUILDING—View Bryan Anthony Moore’s Surreal Anatomy. Moore has created a world populated by hybrid creatures that have been dissected and reassembled into fantastic beings made up of scientific anatomy, vintage cartoons, tribal art and pop culture icons. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., 208385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com. GOLITE—Enjoy 50 percent off GoLite’s entire line of products through June, as well as First Thursday specials. 906 W. Main St., 208-258-2091, golite.com. IDAHO STREET DEN32 TAL—Join Dr. Jeff and Tammy Tuller for the office’s first First Thursday, featuring local artist Marc Walters’ photographs, wine tasting by Syringa Winery and appetizers. Enter to win a Sonicare toothbrush. 5-9 p.m. 305 W. Idaho St., 208-343-7271.

Jackie Hurlbert’s “Inner Vision” is glazed and painted ceramic and stands 13 inches tall.

ART FOR ANIMALS AT GALLERY 601 AND BASEMENT GALLERY’S CERAMICS Art galleries are usually flooded with food, wine, musicians and art appreciators on First Thursdays. But Gallery 601 at 211 N. 10th St. will add some furry friends to the mix on First Thursday, June 7. Every June for the last 11 years, owner Christine Otradovec has kicked off her Art for the Animals exhibition on First Thursday. The show features more than 50 paintings encompassing all things animal. Some artists paint old classics such as Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam,” with a furry black paw replacing the outstretched hand. Rescue dogs from the Idaho Humane Society will become artists themselves, creating original pieces called Paws for a Cause. (Otradovec adds to the paintings so they look like something more than smeared paw prints.) This event has raised up to $10,000 in the past for the Humane Society, and has led to more than a few adopted pups. Some of the dogs will be at the gallery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “One year, we actually had a musician in at the same time and we had a husky ... and ever y time that girl started playing that keyboard, that husky started singing,” said Otradovec, who nicknamed the dog Elvis. “And I think Elvis actually got adopted.” But if fur isn’t your thing, other downtown businesses have something to bring to the table as well. Salon 162 will display a mix of canvas and glass work by Shasta Nash. The mixed-media pieces create an interesting stained glass effect. Booking an appointment that evening will get you $10 off at the salon and Band of Buskers will play acoustic music from 6-9 p.m. For a mix of everything, Ming Studios—which includes Bricolage, Classic Design, Rocket Neon and Boise Art Glass— will feature screen printing and blacksmith demonstrations, as well as a kinetic string sculpture created by Noel Weber. Free Range Pizza will be parked out front and everyone is invited to party on their patio and welcome summer. The Basement Gallery will showcase Jackie Hurlbert’s unique and expressive ceramics. Hurlbert uses symbolism in her art to portray her whimsical view of the world. According to a press release, she has “created a vocabulary of symbolism, where oversized feet denote the strength to stand alone and exaggerated hands beckon you to step inside yourself.” “This is my voice,” Hurlbert wrote, “not heard but seen.” —Jessica Murri

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8 DAYS OUT FACE-TO-FISH FREE FISHING DAY 2012— Learn about fish and have some fun at this family education day. Try gyotaku fish painting, get in the Boise River, put your nose on the glass, play a casting game, or tie your very own fly to take home. Fishing and loaner rods will be available at Parkcenter Pond for Free Fishing Day (sorry, no fishing at the Nature Center). Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com or at the MK Nature Center Gift Shop. Call 208-334-2225 for more information. See Rec News, Page 38. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225, fishandgame.idaho.gov. 22

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PUPPET SHOW—Join the glowing kick-off to the Summer Reading Program. Watch as your favorite children’s books come to life during a night in the library. Geared toward ages 3-7, but all ages welcome. Room capacity limited to first 150 attendees. 11 a.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-8884451, mld.org.

Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— See Friday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. IDAHO FISH AND GAME RIPARIAN PLANTING—Plant native shrubs to restore habitat for fish and wildlife in Central Idaho. Transportation from Garden City is provided. Bring a lunch, water, sun protection and clothes to get you through a day in Central Idaho. For more information, call or email michael.young@idfg. idaho.gov. 7 a.m. FREE. KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Quinn’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1005 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208345-0135. SINGING AND SIP’N ON SATURDAY NIGHTS—Enjoy $5 pours and tastings then show off your singing skills at this karaoke/ open mic night. 8 p.m. $10 wine tastings. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.

PEDAL FOR THE PEOPLE—See Saturday. Various times and locations, visit boisebicycleproject.org for more info and the interactive calendar. LOYALTY TO LOCAL—Celebrate local, independent businesses and organizations throughout the Treasure Valley. There will be local food trucks, a beer garden with Payette Brewery, live local music and a raffle sponsored by the Treasure Valley Roller Girls. All ages welcome. Presented by Think Boise First and Think Nampa First. For more information or to get involved, email events@sccidaho.org or go to sccidaho.org. Co-sponsored by Think Boise First and Edwards Greenhouse. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-3427548, edwardsgreenhouse.com.

On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS: TIM NORTHERN—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.

Concerts OPERA IDAHO ART SONG RECITAL 3—Opera Idaho’s performers sing art song cycles in a series of recitals. 2:30-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Philharmonic Association, 516 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.

Food & Drink SAVOR IDAHO—Savor the best Idaho has to offer in wine and food. Each 21-and-older guest will be greeted with a commemorative wine glass as they taste and sip their way through Idaho’s best. Tickets can be purchased online at idahotickets.com, at local wine shops or at local tasting rooms. See Picks, Page 17. 2-6 p.m. $45. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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SUNDAY JUNE 10 Festivals & Events THE BISHOP’S HOUSE FAIR— Featuring local artisans and craftsmen, children’s activities, music and entertainment, food and beverages, raffles and tours of The Bishop’s House. All proceeds assist The Friends of The Bishop’s House, a nonprofit formed to preserve and sustain one of Boise’s historic landmarks. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $3; FREE for children younger than 12. The Bishop’s House, 2420 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. DUCKS UNLIMITED 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—See Friday. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208343-4900.

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KARAOKE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.

Animals & Pets ALMOST SUMMER DOG WALK—Join this relaxed, fun dog walk to bring awareness to the plight of black dogs and cats in shelters, a phenomenon known as the Black Dog Syndrome. Meet in the east parking lot near The Ram restaurant. Noon. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-3452929, theram.com.

MONDAY JUNE 11 Festivals & Events PEDAL FOR THE PEOPLE—See Saturday. Various times and locations, visit boisebicycleproject.org for more info and the interactive calendar.

On Stage FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.

Calls to Artists BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART SUBMISSIONS—Each week’s cover of Boise Weekly is a piece of work from a local artist. BW pays $150 for published covers. One stipulation of publication is that the piece be donated to BW’s annual charity art auction in November. Proceeds from the auction are reinvested in the local arts community through a series of private grants for which all artists are eligible to apply. To submit your artwork for BW’s cover, bring it to BWHQ at 523 Broad St. All mediums are accepted. Thirty days from your submission date, your work will be ready for pick up if it’s not chosen to be featured on the cover. Work not picked up within six weeks of submission will be discarded. For more information contact Art Director Leila Rader at leila@boiseweekly.com or 208344-2055. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055, boiseweekly.com.

Literature SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—Playwrights, actors and directors from around the country will travel to McCall and work with local artists and students to develop 10 new plays. All events are open to the public, but no reservations will be taken. A full schedule of events can be found online at idtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.

Talks & Lectures VASECTOMY INFORMATION CLASS—Get the facts about vasectomy operations. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Central District Health Department, 707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise, 208-375-5211, cdhd.idaho.gov.

Citizen FAMILY ADVOCATES 2012 GOLF CLASSIC—This event raises funds to help prevent child abuse. For more info, email information@familyadvocate.org. 12:30 p.m. $125. Plantation Country Club, 6515 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-4793, plantationcc.com.

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TUESDAY NIGHT BEER AND WINE TASTINGS—Enjoy appetizers and selections from a different Idaho brewer or winemaker every week. 6 p.m. $5. Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery, 4714 W. State St.,, Boise, 208275-0017, salttears.com.

STORYTRAIL STORYTIME: BUNNIES—Children ages 2-6 may enjoy stories, crafts and activities with a bunny theme. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, boiseenvironmentaleducation.org.

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CHILDREN’S ART EDUCATION CAMP—Get ready to visit Australia, India and more. Learn about different styles of art created in various parts of the world while using different media to create your own personal masterpiece. For youth ages 6-12. 1:30-4 p.m. $62-$67. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.

BOISE OPEN MIC MONDAY— Musicians, poets and comedians are welcome to take their turn on stage. Featuring $2 well drinks, $2.25 PBR pints and $7.50 PBR pitchers. 8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny Irish Pub and Grill, 855 Broad St., Ste. 250, Boise, 208-3435568, hapennybridgepub.com.

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SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Monday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.

Festivals & Events PEDAL FOR THE PEOPLE—See Saturday. Various times and locations, visit boisebicycleproject.org for more info and the interactive calendar.

Talks & Lectures WHEN YOU BECOME THE PARENT OF YOUR PARENT—The Southwest Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners presents this panel discussion and forum. Professionals in the elder-care industry will provide information and suggestions related to the signs of aging, the needs of parents who are declining and how to find the help that can protect them both physically and emotionally. Cost includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and dinner will be available for purchase. 5:30-7 p.m. $10 NAWBO members, $12 non-members. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, doubletree1. hilton.com.

Food & Drink BIKE NIGHT AT HELINA MARIE’S—Ride in for wine and beer specials, food, music and karaoke after 9 p.m. Huge outdoor patio with fire pit, tiki bar and dance pole. Must be 21 or older with ID. 6-10 p.m. $5 glass pours, $2 domestic beers. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries. com.

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Odds & Ends ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE—9 p.m. FREE. Eastside Tavern, 610 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-345-3878. OPEN MIC WITH ZACK AND BILL—Zack Quintana and Bill Waugh will host an acoustic open mic every Tuesday. If you have an acoustic guitar, bring it and join the music making. 7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-3315666, willibs.com. PLAY WITH WORDS—Test your skills at word games like Boggle and Scrabble. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-5624996, boisepubliclibrary.org. POKER—Play for fun and prizes. 7 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo Club, 10206 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-321-1811. POKER NIGHT—Prizes for first and second places. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Montego Bay, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208853-5070, montegobayidaho. com.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 Festivals & Events PEDAL FOR THE PEOPLE—See Saturday. Various times and locations, visit boisebicycleproject.org for more info and the interactive calendar.

Literature LIVING WITH CANNIBALS— Author Blake Everson will share photographs and anecdotes from his time with the Kosua Tribe of Mt. Bosavi in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. Rediscover what being human means in this increasingly industrialized world. 6 p.m. FREE. The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-3493, thecommunitylibrary.org. SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE—See Monday. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Alpine Playhouse, 1201 Roosevelt Ave., McCall.

Odds & Ends LATIN NIGHTS—See Wednesday, June 6. 7:30-11 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577. LIQUID LAUGHS OPEN MIC COMEDY—7 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. WHAT IS FOSTER PARENTING ALL ABOUT?—Join an informal discussion for all families interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. RSVP to Frank Sesek at 208-310-0158 or fsesek@ewu.edu. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208562-4995, boisepubliclibrary. org.

Sun Valley On Ice runs July 4, and Saturday nights through September 1 promising a dazzling new spin on our traditional outdoor ice show under the stars. For show tickets or buffet and show tickets go to seats.sunvalley.com or call 208.622.2135.

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HOLIER THAN TAO The Ravenna Colt will gallop into Stanley in July.

IT’S FESTIVAL TIME Typically, music news is all about the new. But an article in the latest issue of the Journal of Human Evolution goes in the other direction, claiming that several flutes found in a cave in Germany may be the oldest musical instruments ever discovered. The flutes, made of mammoth ivory and bird bones, are dated at 42,000-43,000 years old, which is old enough to suggest humans entered the upper Danube region several thousand years earlier than believed. The previous record-holder for oldest instrument was also a bone flute, but it was barely 35,000 years old, hardly worth calling secondhand at that point. This year’s lineup for Stanley’s annual Music From Stanley series includes performances from ex-My Morning Jacketer The Ravenna Colt on Sunday, July 29, fretless supahstah Ned Evett on Sunday, Aug. 26, and Old Death Whisper on Sunday, Sept. 2. The series is performed at the Redfish Lake Lodge and broadcast on KBSU, KBSW and KISU in the fall. But if escaping the clutches of Mother Idaho is the order of the day, you can always go West, young man, to Portland, Ore., and into the loving arms of its annual multi-day, multi-venue shindig Musicfest NW, which will go down Wednesday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 9. The lineup for the festival includes performances by both Dinosaur Jr. and its frontman J. Mascis. Other bands include Silversun Pickups, Beirut, Sebadoh, The Helio Sequence, Yelawolf, Lightning Bolt, Menomena and many more, including a smattering of Treefort vets. Wristbands for the festival cost $75-$250. But if all that live music is a little too real for you, then make a music video instead. Submissions are now open for the third installment of 208 Music Video Festival, a line-up of local music videos that will screen at Neurolux on First Thursday, Sept. 7. Videos must feature an Idaho band and/ or director. Submissions are required to be in MP4 format and can be dropped off or mailed to Neurolux, care of Kathy O/Tiger Spittle. It is free to submit videos before Thursday, Aug. 2, but costs $5 after that. Submissions close on Thursday, Aug. 23. More info can be found via the 208 Music Video Festival’s Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/208musicvideofestival. —Josh Gross

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Rocky Votolato finds the light on Television of Saints CHRIS PARKER They call it “artistic sensibility.” It’s synonymous with making choices that are incomprehensible to most of us. It’s the type of thinking that might lead someone to shelve a perfectly good, fully recorded and mastered album months prior to its rollout. “It didn’t sound like me,” said singer Rocky Votolato en route to Boston in support of his seventh studio album, Television From volatile to vocal, Rocky Votolato praises philosophical texts for lifting him out of a deep depression. of Saints. “It wasn’t my vision.” Votolato has made music for years—first in Seattle high-school bands and later with rently exploring philosophical texts hoping weeks at the top-notch Bear Creek Studios, his younger brother Cody in Waxwing. to reason his way out of his depression when Votolato returned to the drawing board. He His self-titled solo debut came out in Taoist Lao Tzu’s book Tao Te Ching and its went back to tracking all the instruments 1999 and channeled an intimate, somewhat and constructing everything himself, bringing paradoxical meditations lit a candle. ramshackle acoustic singer-songwriter style “The book really opened my mind to a in Casey Foubert (Damien Jurado, David similar to Elliott Smith, which would prove lot of deeper issues in life and just a wider Bazan) when it came time for mixing. profitable for acts like Dashboard Confesperspective of looking at things,” said VotoThe approach is sparse—even compared sional and Bright Eyes. lato. “It started there but went on to every Votolato’s bright airy tenor draws listeners to his other albums. But backing vocals and spiritual direction. I read Taoist, Buddhist, instrumental touches peek out judiciously, in like a whisper, as he wrestles with existenHindu and Christian texts. Some Muslim augmenting these slow-burn numbers. tial ache and spiritual restlessness in heady stuff, and then I started reading about and “That’s where I fit and where I’m hapbut understated songs. meditating on my own.” “It takes a bit more of a commitment from piest—when I’m done working on these “I’m thankful for all those dark experian ADD world. So it’s more of a challenge in very sparse, concise kind of songwriter-ish ences because the life I have now is so awepieces,” he explained. “It was clear to me I that way,” he said. “I’ve always thought of some. It’s like this secret and once you know just wanted this record to be songs which my records as you’re going to have to listen it everything looks different.” communicate in a less-is-more way.” a couple times … because if you’re able to Like everything in life, it comes down Lyrically, the album comes out of a much totally get and digest an album on the first to the proper perspective—and for that, happier place than True Devotion, which listen, there’s not a lot to it.” we have to rely on each other. That’s somefound Votolato on the brink of suicide. But in the follow-up to his most striking thing Votolato has taken away from the Though Television of Saints is not necessaralbum to date—2010’s harrowingly personal whole experience. ily a happy album, it is a generally positive True Devotion—Votolato apparently got His fans financed Television of Saints release that doesn’t so much dismiss the bad ahead of himself, heading into the studio bethrough Kickstarter and he has received times as refuse to allow them to define him. fore the material was ready. The bigger, full“Let the pressure turn your charcoal heart lots of positive feedback. Fans wrote things band, alt-country answer to its more intimate into a diamond reflecting the light / Don’t let like, “Your music has given me so much joy predecessor just didn’t come out right. it get crushed into dust,” he sings on “Ghost and so many fond memories over the years “A lot of it was, ‘This is happening too that I will be forever indebted to you,” and Writer.” Later, on the loping “Sparks,” fast.’ It didn’t feel organic and kind of felt which recalls the Glorytellers’ beautiful road “Such a talented, humble and dedicated rushed. When it was all finished, I felt like, artist. I cannot think of a more deserving ‘Shit, I didn’t nail it,’” Votolato said. “I had anthem “Awake at the Wheel,” Votolato person to support.” peers into “the dark looking for sparks to tell my manager, my wife and everybody To reward contributors, Votolato has been of recovery” and around me who all playing private shows, recording exclusive, reassures the listener, thought I was nuts Rocky Votolato with Callmekat, Friday, June 8, at-home versions of songs and taking some “everything’s alright that I wasn’t going 8 p.m., $8-$10. we’ll be home in just a fans out to dinner before his shows. to put this record “It was really humbling the outpouring few more miles.” NEUROLUX out. We had a release 111 N. 11th St. of love and support among all my fans. And After struggling schedule. We were 208-343-0886 with the pressures of a the comments on the Kickstarter page were already talking to neurolux.com almost more overwhelming than the financial higher profile follow[prior label] Barsuk. part,” he said. “There’s a service aspect to ing his 2006 breakI just dug my heels through Makers and 2007’s full-band follow- society that makes me feel good about what in and said, ‘I’m sorry, I know this is really I’m doing, and when I hear those stories like up The Bragg and Cuss, Votolato sank deep going to mess up everybody’s plans and my on Kickstarter and from my fans, it keeps me into depression, alcoholism and drug abuse life is probably going to fall apart a little going through small shows or whatever the before releasing True Devotion. He was selfbit, but I can’t put this record out because I hard shit I’m dealing with on tour.” medicating heavily and had sunk so low that don’t love it.’” And that is a symbiotic relationship. he considered suicide. 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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Maia Sharp with Workin’ On Fire. See Picks, Page 16. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza BAND OF BUSKERS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

NEON TREES, JUNE 7, KFCH Rooted in synth rock and the love of a good hook, Neon Trees infuses its songs with bright, vibrant lyrics much like, well, a neon tree, if one were to exist. The band got a taste of national recognition after opening for The Killers in 2008. Debut album, Habits, dropped in 2010 and introduced its themes of passion, forgiveness and love. “Animal,” the first single released off Habits, quickly gained popularity with memorable lyrics like, “Take a bite of my heart tonight.” The song expresses lust, longing and youth, and made the band a force to be reckoned with. The Provo, Utah-based band dropped its second album, Picture Show, in April, which stays true to its roots with singles like “Everybody Talks” and “Teenage Sounds.” This album promises to lift listeners from their seats to their feet and has potential to become a fixture on summer playlists. —Amy Merrill With Nico Vega and The Devil Whale. 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show, $15-$35. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-3671212, bo.knittingfactory.com.

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DAN COSTELLO—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY BENEFIT—Featuring New Transit, Jim Boyer and Grandma Kelsey. 7 p.m. By donation. Neurolux GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid JACK GISH—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JIMMY BIVENS—9:30 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s LARRY CONKLIN—11:30 a.m. FREE. Shangri-La NAOMI PSALM—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PAMELA DEMARCHE—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

PAUL DRAGONE—5 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La PILOT ERROR—10 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s STEADY RUSH—8 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

THURSDAY JUNE 7 BLANCA MORA AND MICHEAL MUELLER—9 p.m. FREE. La Cantina Sociale BROCK BARTEL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe

Knitting Factory NEW TRANSIT—7 p.m. FREE. Buster’s POSSUM LIVIN—7 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar REX AND BEVERLY—7 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Club STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar STRANGE JEROME—9 p.m. $3. Grainey’s WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

FRIDAY JUNE 8

FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

AUDIO MOONSHINE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid

JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BIG WOW—9 p.m. FREE. Montego Bay

KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

BONE DANCE TOUR KICKOFF—Featuring Bone Dance, Reverie, The Maladroids and Downsided. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room

LIKE A ROCKET—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s NEON TREES—With Nico Vega and The Devil Whale. See Listen Here, this page. 7 p.m. $15-$35.

CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DOUGLAS CAMERON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Twig’s Cellar IDAHO SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION ARTIST SHOWCASE— With Spike Ericson, Dan Costello and Tom Hogard. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper JOHNNY SHOES—7:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RIFF RAFF—8 p.m. FREE. Gathering Place ROCKY VOLATO—With Callmekat. See Noise, Page 24. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club THE SHAUN BRAZELL QUARTET—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SHERPA—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement

SATURDAY JUNE 9 BIG WOW—9 p.m. FREE. Montego Bay

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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

WILLISON-ROOS—With Charlie Burry. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

WORKING DJS—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s Basement

IDAHO SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION ARTIST SHOWCASE— With Michael C. Creamer, Shari Olivieri and Johnny Shoes. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper JOSH INGYU—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub MEGAN NELSON—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s

SUNDAY JUNE 10 BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape LARRY CONKLIN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

REBECCA SCOTT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

PEEWEE MOORE AND THE AWFUL DREADFUL SNAKES—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

REVOLT REVOLT—8 p.m. $3. Neurolux

TERRI EBERLEIN—10:30 a.m. FREE. Berryhill

ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s RYAN WISSINGER—6 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club THE SHAUN BRAZELL TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers UNDERGROUND CITIES—With the Unitahs. 8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage UNDERGROUND REBELS TOUR—Featuring Potluck, DGAF, Kung Fu Vampire and The DRP with Knothead and Ed King. 8 p.m. $13 adv., $15 door. Red Room

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MONDAY JUNE 11 JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock. Stock & Barrel LITTLE RED LUNG—9 p.m. $5. Grainey’s PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid RILEY FRIEDMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s SHAUN BRAZELL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

TUESDAY JUNE 12

Band. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

ATYPICAL TUESDAY—With Sun Blood Stories, Bad Carb, Stargaze Unlimited and Hedtriip. 7:30 p.m. $1. Red Room

BOURBON DOGS—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

DIA FRAMPTON—With Scars on 45. 8 p.m. $15-$35. Knitting Factory

JERRY JOSEPH AND THE JACKMORMONS—8 p.m. $10. Neurolux

KORY QUINN AND THE COMRADES—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

KATIE MORELL—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian

NATHAN MOODY—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

NICKELBACK—With Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. 6 p.m. $45-$75. Idaho Center

RADIO BOISE TUESDAYS—Featuring Red Fang, Cerberus Rex and The Ratings Battle. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring The Random Canyon Growlers with Sunnyvale String

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BAND OF BUSKERS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

FRIM FRAM FELLAS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

PAMELA DEMARCHE—6 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown PONY TIME—With Microbabies, Stickers and Deaf Kid. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room THE RINGTONES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s SPUD MOORE—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe SUMMER BEACH BLAST— With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s

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NICKELBACK, JUNE 13, IDAHO CENTER You can spend $45 to go see Nickelback this week. Or you could buy 45 hammers from the dollar store, hang them from the ceiling at eye level and spend an evening banging the demons out of your dome. That $45 would also buy you a lot of pickles, which have more fans on Facebook than the band. It would also buy you an introduction to rock guitar video course that would allow you to surpass the band’s skill level in five hours or less. $45 is also enough to see Men in Black III five times, buy a dozen Big Macs, do 10 loads of laundry or so many other experiences as banal and meaningless as seeing Nickelback but that come without having to actually hear Nickelback. But if you must, the band is playing the Idaho Center on Wednesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $45. —Josh Gross With Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. Wednesday, June 13, 6 p.m., $45-$75 plus fees. Idaho Center. 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com.

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WILD HORSES Morrison Center premieres War Horse Kelly Packer encourages folks to Look Up at Enso Artspace.

SEVEN DEVILS AND 10 ARTISTS The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference will return to McCall Monday, June 11, through Saturday, June 23. Seven Devils works in conjunction with local artists, students, playwrights, actors and directors from all over the nation to develop 10 new plays that will be presented to the public free of charge. Over a two-week period, conference attendees write, re-write and rehearse plays before the conference’s final production at Alpine Playhouse. The 2012 guest artist is award-winning playwright Kara Lee Corthron, whose new play, Listen for the Light, will be presented as a staged reading. Corthron will also teach a free playwriting workshop on Saturday, June 16. More than 470 submissions were received from across the country, and from those, five individuals were picked to attend the conference: Samuel Brett Williams (Revelation), Tira Palmquist (Ten Mile Lake), Brian Quirk (Warren), Brian Watkins (General Store) and Thomas Newby (Kingdoms of Rot). In addition, four students from McCallDonnelly High School have been chosen to take part in the conference. For more information on lodging or directions, visit idtheater.org. Moving from seven devils to 10 local artists, the Enso Artspace collective will debut a new exhibit from abstract painter Kelly Packer on Friday, June 8. Look Up is comprised of large-scale drawings, paintings and small works on paper. The pieces will also be accompanied by poems from Adrian Kien. Look Up is a collection of work that has been in the making for two years. The anatomy-based series centers on the concept of looking up, both in the literal and abstract senses. Packer’s pieces are representative of rebirth and rejuvenation in a cyclical form. “I would say this work is a bit darker than the pieces I have been doing in color but also the content is a little bit more somber and serious,” Packer said. The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 8, from 5-8 p.m. at 120 E. 38th St., Unit 105, in Garden City. The show will remain up through Friday, July 20. And in other news, Idaho Dance Theatre recently announced it will receive a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to tour Central and Eastern Idaho in the spring of 2013. This is the third NEA grant IDT has received. —Amy Merrill and Tabitha Bower

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JOSH GROSS For most of May, the Morrison Center was a mess. Rows of finely upholstered red seats were swallowed up by so many electrical cables, it looked like the theater was being reclaimed by a technological jungle. Fittingly enough, the reason it looked like a bomb went off in the auditorium is that it is preparing for war. The Morrison Center was selected as the place to restage the five-time Tony Awardwinning play War Horse as a touring show. These puppeteers give new meaning to the term Horse Whisperer. After doing a four-day preview in Boise, it will leave for Los Angeles and points beyond on a actors must be rotated out into roles as soldiers talk, but it uses its own language.” year-long loop around the United States. to avoid injury. Kohler said a horse communicates through “None of us ever dreamed that [War “The human body cannot endure being in its eyes, ears, tail and even through its skin. Horse] would be a show that would play that puppet for three hours a night every day a “If it can shiver, it says something about at theaters all over the world,” said Chris what the horse is feeling,” he said. “It involved week,” he said. Harper, who produced the show for the Nor could the puppets themselves. The a lot of engineering.” National Theatre in London. “It was set It took 20 people working for seven months original design was too fragile to endure the out to be a seasonal show that played at the length of the run; replacements and a large to craft the puppet cast. National Theatre at Christmas.” supply of spare parts had to be made. The But the finished products are like no pupBut after becoming the most successful prop room of the Morrison Center is stacked pets you’ve ever conceived of before. The four show in the exceedingly long history of the with horse heads and limbs like a battlefield in horses stand eight feet tall and each must be National Theatre—2 million people saw the the war they were created to portray. operated by a team of three puppeteers that production—the show was moved to New But that was only the tip of the iceberg control everything down to the ears and tail. It York, where it is receiving an open-ended run. when it came to restaging the show. The theNow Harper is globe-hopping like a theatri- is a psychologically complex—and physically ater on which War Horse was originally staged cal James Bond, organizing concurrent produc- taxing—process that required three weeks of was known as a “thrust,” which extends into special rehearsal just for the puppetmasters to tions in the United States, Canada, Australia the audience like an amphitheater. The Morlearn to walk. and more. But it’s not just the success that rison Center, like most of the theaters in which “They are trained to move like a wild animakes War Horse unlikely; it’s the play itself. War Horse will show, does not have one. That The production is adapted from a children’s mal,” said Harper. “But to do that, they have meant the show had to be entirely reblocked. to move as one.” novel told from the perspective of a horse that But the lack of the thrust stage also meant Even the sounds the actors make must be is caught up in the madness of World War I. the loss of a major piece of machinery in the bellowed in perfect unison, as horses have But no one in the National Theatre wanted to play: a revolving stage that was used to change lungs far larger than a human’s. stage Mr. Ed going to war. So the story had to scenes. In Kohler’s view, this was a plus. The total effect is so lifelike that even with be re-envisioned with a main character that The horses can now gallop and move in difnever speaks, is not human and could be taken the puppet’s industrial aesthetic—exposed ferent and more compelling ways and are not aluminum skeletons stretched with sheer completely seriously as a hero. No small feat. as spread out on the stage, which better shows fabric—a live horse introduced to the puppet Having already incorporated one go-to their relationship to each other. in a YouTube video punchline—a talking “There’s a point in the play where the seems convinced. horse—the producers horses are pulling a heavy German gun carHarper said that a turned to another: pupWar Horse plays Wednesday, June 6-Thursday riage. And because of the restrictions of the major challenge at the pets. It was a process June 7, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 8, 8 p.m.; stage, they were never able to move beyond the start was that tradithat took four years. Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m.; $45-$75. center of the stage,” said Kohler. “But now it’s tional puppetmasters The man they MORRISON CENTER understood marionettes able to slide in mud and nearly wipe out the turned to was Adrian 2201 W. Caesar Chavez Lane stage. It’s a very dangerous moment and one but were not physical 208-426-1110 Kohler, of the South mc.boisestate.edu enough for the sorts of we only discovered because we didn’t have a African Handspring revolving stage.” puppets designed for Puppet Company, When the show leaves Boise for its U.S. the show. Instead, they who had attracted the producer’s attention after designing a life-sized had to recruit actors, dancers and even mimes. tour, that process will begin anew nightly. Every theater is different and War Horse, with all And they needed a lot of them. There are 38 giraffe for a play in South Africa. Though his people on stage and multiple productions hap- its tanks, gun carriages, 500 costumes, dozens company had started off with talking animal of actors and spare horse heads, must find a pening simultaneously across the world. It is a puppets, he agreed with the producers that it way to fit in. cast size generally seen only in musicals. was a bad choice for War Horse. “It seems like a very simple story of a boy Though the aluminum puppets somehow “I think it’s more fascinating to look at an and his horse, but it’s very complex,” said animal, a horse, as a horse instead of as a horse only weigh approximately 60 pounds, Harper Harper. that talks,” said Kohler. “Because a horse does still said the process is taxing enough that the WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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ONCE UPON SUBLIME Snow White and the Huntsman is magically delicious GEORGE PRENTICE Who knows where we misplaced the recesses of our youth: a cigar box of baseball cards or troll dolls, a toy chest of Matchbox cars or Barbies, and perhaps most importantly, our wish-preserving diaries. Unfortunately, the compromise of growing older never respects youth. What were once treasures become mere shoeboxes as we allow time to blur our dreams. In adulthood, we dismiss fairy tales and surrender their life lessons of goodness and purity. Charlize Theron redefines evil beauty as Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman. But then along comes Snow White and the Huntsman. This is not Walt’s idea of a Kristen Stewart, the sloe-eyed actress more wonderfully crafted. Girls of any age princess-in-waiting. Instead, this is freshman director Rupert Sanders’ vision of Snow, clad can look up to a lass whose compromises are who sleepwalks through much of the Twilight series, gives her best work as few, and boys can embrace a concurrent tale in armor aboard a white horse. She prepares Snow White. She commits to the role with of a lad whose selfishness yields to nobility. to battle for our very souls, staking claim a delicate balance of breathless energy and Deep into the to a virtue still held breathtaking inner beauty. I regret not givmovie’s 120 crackpure by children (and ing her more credit in her previous roles. ling minutes, Snow the pure of heart)—a SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13) She shines as a warrior princess. White and the eight virtue we buried in Directed by Rupert Sanders And then there is Charlize Theron, that dwarves (don’t ask, our heart’s back yard Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth delicious statue of a woman who, as Queen the movie explains years ago without and Charlize Theron all), our heroine steps Ravenna, redefines evil beauty. As the cenleaving a map for its Now playing at Edwards 9 and Edwards 22 terpiece of Snow White’s challenge, Theron’s into a magical forest rediscovery. blonde beauty belies a century-old cliche of of wonders, allowing Snow White and a dark-haired bitch. Theron simmers, builds audiences the opthe Huntsman is so to a slow boil, and in no time, cooks the skin portunity to exhale from what is up to that much fun and true to its twice-told tale that off her rivals. This is some of the Oscar winpoint a breakneck pace. A taut, engaging audiences, anxious to embrace its fantasy, ner’s best work. may readily dismiss how relevant its primary script crafts new elements to the backstory Ultimately, Snow White and the Huntsof a fairytale that most of us could recite by theme remains. In all of its technicolor man offers a cinematic treat not seen since the heart. Kudos to screenwriters Evan Daughwizardry (of which there is plenty), it is Ms. Harry Potter series hit its stride—style and suberty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini White’s journey that truly wears the crown. stance wrapped into highly satisfying entertainA silver-screen showdown of virtue vs. vanity for making us care so deeply about such ment. Once upon a time, I loved it. familiar territory. is a lesson for our times and has never been

LISTINGS/SCREEN Opening THE DEEP BLUE SEA—Rachel Weisz stars in director Terence Davies’ adaptation of the play by Terence Rattigan. (R) The Flicks MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED—Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe travel through Europe on their quest to return to their New York City home. (PG) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 PROMETHEUS—Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron star in this sci-fi epic from filmmaker Ridley Scott. (R) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22

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SOUND OF MY VOICE—Two documentary filmmakers infiltrate a mysterious cult, led my Maggie, who says she is from the future. (R) The Flicks

Special Screenings I48 FILM FESTIVAL—Catch creations from Boise filmmakers crafted in 48 hours at this annual festival. See Picks, Page 17. General screening: Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., $5, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4222; Best-of, Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m., $6, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273. More info at thislovelymachine.com.

THE MELTDOWN—Catch premieres from Forge Motion Pictures, Bomb Flow, Tribe, Red Bull and The Banks Mag at this screening of kayak films. Part of the North Fork Championship kayaking competition. Visit northforkchampionship.com for more info. See Rec, Page 38. Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.net.

THRIVE MOVIE SCREENING—View the documentary THRIVE: What on Earth Will it Take?, which looks at the “global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives.” Presented by Meeting of the Minds and accompanied by potluck-style refreshments. The film will be followed by a lively discussion. Saturday, June 9, 9 p.m. FREE. 1909 N. 15th St., Boise.

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SCREEN/DVD BOISE’S FAVORITE DVD RENTALS THIS WEEK

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1. THIS MEANS WAR Up from No. 2 on May 30.

2. THE GREY Up from No. 4 on May 30.

Join the mob ... of Godfather fans at the Egyptian Theatre.

BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: THE GODFATHER

3. MAN ON A LEDGE First week in release.

4. THE WOMAN IN BLACK Dropped from No. 1 on May 30.

5. ONE FOR THE MONEY Remained in No. 5 spot. —Source: Video Memories, 4504 Overland Road, Boise, 208-385-0113

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Wyatt Werner has an offer that he hopes you, and 249 others, can’t refuse. He doesn’t want to have to resort to putting a horse’s head in your bed or anything, but he needs 250 movie fans to pony up to watch The Godfather at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, June 14. “If Ignite Boise taught me anything, it’s that people love to spend time together at the Egyptian Theatre for all kinds of reasons,” said Werner, co-founder of Ignite Boise, the highly successful frenzy of five-minute rants, ideas and dreams, now in its ninth cycle. “I approached [Egyptian booking agent] Joy Hart in April with my idea.” Werner’s idea is something he calls Boise Classic Movies, a monthly series of vintage films, some silly, some deeply serious. And not much is more serious than Francis Ford Coppola’s mobster masterpiece. To buy tickets to “It’s pure magic,” said The Godfather, visit Werner, referring to the epic boiseclassic-movies.com. considered by many as one of the greatest films of all time, ranked second only to Citizen Kane by the American Film Institute. Werner’s first challenge is to get 250 people to commit to paying $9 to see a film that has been shown countless times on television. “But it’s been hacked to death on TV,” he said. “This is a digitally mastered edition with perfect sound. I started asking everyone I know that if they could spend an evening at the Egyptian with friends, how much would they pay. Most told me $12-$15. So I was pretty sure people would go for $9.” But Werner needs 250 to commit at boiseclassicmovies. com by Friday, June 8, in order to secure the rights to the film in time for the June 14 showing. After the premiere event, Werner wants to get a little less serious. “For July, we’re asking the audience to decide whether they want to see Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Breakfast Club or the Big Lebowski,” he said. “Any of those should be a blast.” —George Prentice WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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FINDING A LINE Throw a line for Free Fishing Day.

JUST REWARDS Boiseans love their bikes, and they get darned-tootin’ ticked off when someone messes with them. That’s why when someone broke into Team TIBCO’s trailer just before the May 24 start of the Exergy Tour and stole the team’s custom bikes, residents were both embarrassed and furious. While all the bikes were quickly recovered, Boiseans felt like something more needed to be done to honor the local resident who first noticed a group of the bikes locked together on the Boise State campus. That thank you came in the form of $2,450 to Paul Robertson, a facility manager at Boise State’s College of Engineering. Seems like an odd number? Well, that would be because the money was donated by individuals throughout the community who wanted to do something for Robertson. The good samaritan was recognized at a small ceremony May 31 in front of George’s Cycles in downtown Boise, where Robertson was given his reward—which came as a motley collection of checks and cash. “Just to make clear how it was a community response, everybody who donated wrote separate checks or brought some cash by,” said Kurt Holzer, director of St. Luke’s Medicine Cycling. “All of that is saying thank you.” Robertson was given swag and a jersey from Team TIBCO, as well as personal thank-you notes from the racers whose bikes he found. Since so many people ponied up to help with the reward, you might be a little strapped for cash. Lucky for those who are both broke and anglers, because Saturday, June 9, is Free Fishing Day in Idaho. For one day, fishermen can cast a line without a fishing license. While all the rest of the fishing regulations must still be followed—catch limits, tackle restrictions. A few locations will be hosting special programs where novices can get advice from expert anglers and take advantage of available equipment. Your chances of actually catching something will be pretty good, too—all the program locations will be stocked with hatchery rainbow trout. Here’s where to get in on the action: UÊ*>ÀŽVi˜ÌiÀÊ*œ˜`ÊvÀœ“Ê™Ê>°“°‡ÓÊ«°“° UÊiÀÀˆÊ*œ˜`ʈ˜Ê >}iÊvÀœ“Ê™Ê>°“°‡˜œœ˜° UÊ>ŽiÊœÜiÊˆ˜Ê >“«>ÊvÀœ“Ê£äÊ>°“°‡ÎÊ p.m. UÊ7ˆÃœ˜Ê-«Àˆ˜}ÃÊ*œ˜`Ãʈ˜Ê >“«>ÊvÀœ“ÊnÊ a.m.-noon. For more info, check out fishandgame. idaho.gov. —Deanna Darr and Jessica Murri

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Speed is a kayaker’s friend at the North Fork Championship JESSICA MURRI “You drop into that rapid and then after that, it’s the most chaotic, powerful, insane, awesome rapid,” said paddler James Byrd. “It’s a sense of speed and power that I’ve never felt before in a kayak.” It’s a feeling kayakers from all over the world will experience Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, during the first North Fork Championship, a competition that will include A shoulder injury prompted kayker James Byrd to bring world-class kayakers to Idaho for the an on-river race on the Payette and film screenNorth Fork Championship on the North Fork of the Payette River. ing at the Egyptian Theatre Thursday, June 7. The main race happens on Jacob’s Ladcrazier than anything else they’ve done. But “With music playing and people cheering der, a stretch of the North Fork that spans it will be on the upper end of it, I guaranand helicopters flying overhead,” Byrd said. three-quarters of a mile along scenic Highway tee that. These people’s skill levels are not The course takes 20-25 minutes with some 55 near Banks. Local kayakers maintain a questionable.” flat spots where kayakers will have to paddle healthy respect for the Class V rapid, which Byrd said he’s confident that the kayakers hard to beat each other. has claimed injuries and lives in the past as it will assess the rapids with their skill level and “Even in a flat spot, it will be fun to winds between sharp rocks and continuous be respectful and smart. watch,” Byrd said. white water, proving a challenge for even the One of the biggest motivations for Byrd to The five paddlers who “live on to the next most experienced kayaker. put the event together was to get local paddlers day,” as Byrd puts it, will compete in someByrd, 27, moved to Boise four years ago thing much more serious among the 30 “elite” competing with the biggest names in the world. to live at the gateway to Idaho’s whitewater. “There’s so many really good paddlers here athletes Saturday, June 9. He has been paddling for 19 years and is the that can come to this race that work a 9-to-5 The race through Jacob’s Ladder, near mile organizer of the race, the biggest kayaking that can paddle with these paddlers that go all marker 86 on Highway 55, will be a slalom event to take place on the North Fork of the over the world all the time paddling,” he said. course with gates hung from Payette yet. But this also proved to be a bump in the trees. Byrd estimates it takes The North Fork Championroad for the race. Byrd created an “elite” list three or four minutes to comship has been in the back of THURSDAY, JUNE 7 The Meltdown Film Fest plete. The paddler with the fast- inviting kayakers from all over the world to Byrd’s mind for years, but it 7 p.m., Egyptian Theatre est time wins and takes home a skip the qualifier and go straight to Jacob’s took a shoulder injury last fall Ladder. That upset several local paddlers. $4,000-$5,000 purse. to put the plan into motion. Jesse Murphy grew up paddling the North Jacob’s Ladder is known “That sidelined me for a FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Fork. Though he lives in Denver, he still made NFC Whitewater Festival for its danger and safety is a long time,” Byrd said. “I had Food, beer, sponsor booths, the elite list. concern for the event. to put my energy into kayaking music, 4 p.m., Weilmunster “The paddling community is so small that “Dude, I don’t sleep somesomehow.” Park, Crouch this caused some upheaval,” Murphy said. “A times because of the safety Byrd started writing emails Expert Division Race lot of local paddlers expected to make that list. issue,” Byrd said. and making calls, sending in 5 p.m., Highway 55 mile But James had a vision to showcase the North Isaac Levinson, 22, will padproposals and securing permits marker 80 Fork. He could have made it a grassroots event dle in the elite division of the in October 2011, in preparation or a big impact. He got the movers and shakers race. He’ll travel from Atlanta for hosting 30 elite kayakers SATURDAY, JUNE 9 of kayaking out here.” to compete and has kayaked from around the world. Byrd NFC Whitewater Festival Murphy said local kayakers who were upset competitively for the last five got applicants from Germany, 11 a.m. years. He even made the Top 10 about not making the list may not see the bigCzech Republic, New Zealand, Elite Division Race in the Olympic qualifier race to ger picture of the event. But he said the list is South America, South Africa, 12 p.m., Highway 55 Mile fair, and there is Idaho representation. go to London this summer. France, Canada and all over the Marker 86 “People want to be a part of [the race], and “One of the guys who United States. Awards Ceremony that’s cool,” Byrd said on the controversy. worked at Liquidlogic [LevinThings will kick off Thurs7 p.m., Weilmunster Park, The qualifier race held the day before was son’s sponsor] passed away on day, June 7, when the Egyptian Crouch open to anyone who wanted to apply. The field that river last year,” Levinson Theatre hosts The Meltdown, a is now set and Byrd will race in it himself. said, referring to the Payette. whitewater film festival featurThe top two paddlers who win the elite “It’s heavy stuff.” ing many of the kayakers who race Saturday will move onto a competition Though the athletes are aware of the will paddle in the next day’s events. hosted by White Water Grand Prix in Chile danger, Levinson and Byrd remain confident. The Friday, June 8, race acts as a qualifier this December. Water levels should be around 2,500-3,000 on the lower three miles of the North Fork of “I paddled [Jacob’s Ladder] the other day,” cubic feet per second, a fairly safe flow. the Payette. Roughly 80 competitors will be “These people do this all over the world,” Byrd said. “I just couldn’t stop laughing and released into the river in groups of five, every having fun.” Byrd said. “Jacob’s Ladder isn’t harder or three to six minutes starting at 5 p.m. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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LYLE PEARSON 200 Treasure Valley dwellers know that one of the most scenic drives from Boise into the mountains is Highway 21 to Stanley, followed by Highway 75 from Stanley to Sun Valley. Take the same route and add four cyclists pedaling the roughly 200 miles in a team relay race format and you have the Lyle Pearson 200. Participation is limited to fewer than 100 teams and favors those who are quickest on the trigger when it comes to registration. A mysterious handicapping system lies in the hands of the race promoter, who takes into account age, weight, gender and race experience to make it theoretically possible for any team to win. Six months ago, when I was asked to participate, it seemed like a good idea, as well as an excuse to start training on the bike again. As usual, I had no idea what to expect. Teams began rolling out of Bown Crossing, one by one at the crack of dawn on June 2. All the usual cycling-related challenges were there: flat tires, botched transitions and—despite bluebird skies in the valley—occasional rain showers on the backside of Moore’s Creek Summit and Banner Summit. Our four-woman team, though blessed with 20 minutes of time handicaps, faced several challenges. For starters, graphic details aside, rapidly ramping up one’s time spent on the bike can lead to all sorts of discontent from one’s behind. Also a challenge was the fact we had never ridden together. A certain amount of communication both on and off the bike is crucial in this type of team competition. It’s important to know who’s feeling strong enough to spend more time at the front or tackle the climbing legs solo, as well as who needs the pace to drop by 2 mph or who needs another PowerGel. It quickly became obvious, however, that honesty and clarity would not be a problem. We all spoke the same language of chains and spokes, and we bonded instantly over our common goal. The race’s defining moment occurred at the beginning of the 10th and final stage. Aided by a generous tailwind, I had just climbed Galena Summit several minutes faster than expected. In doing so, I had also burned my last few matches, which meant that the descent to Galena Lodge didn’t amount to much recovery before the final, windy 22-mile haul into Sun Valley. But as I went sailing through the transition, glancing over my shoulder to make sure all three teammates were rolling into a tight formation so we could fight the wind to the finish together, something happened. Things started to go slow-mo and I could almost hear Chariots of Fire in the background. My teammates rose out of their saddles to gain momentum, as they applied quadzilla-generated torque. Despite the heat, my flesh broke out in goosebumps and an emotional kick fueled my tired legs. We had collectively smoked our estimated stage times and we were now within spitting distance of crushing our goal by nearly a half-hour. All I had to do was hang onto the wheel in front of me, sitting in the most protected spot to get the full benefit of drafting. And hang on I did. I was hanging onto the other ladies not as teammates but as friends. It made the hanging on a little easier and the victory a lot sweeter. —Sarah Barber WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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Register IDAHO YOUTH WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP—The 25th annual Idaho Youth Wheelchair Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-19. This unique camp provides the opportunity for youth who use a wheelchair or other assistive device to practice a variety of athletic and recreational activities. Maximum enrollment is 36 campers. Camp takes place Wednesday, June 13-Saturday, June 16. For more info, contact Emily Kovarik at 208-608-7680 or ekovarik@ cityofboise.org. $80. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-384-4486, cityofboise.org/parks.

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CASCADE LAKES IRA No, this beer’s acronym is not a reference to a retirement account, the IRA stands for India Red Ale. It pours a luminous orange hue with a decent, light tan head that fades quickly. The nose is a combo of resiny hops married to sweet fruit and soft malt. You get ample hop presence from beginning to end, providing a pleasant bite to the finish. Toasty malt lurks in the background making this brew a great match for cooler weather. DESCHUTES TWILIGHT SUMMER ALE This beer has a straw-colored pour with an egg-white froth that holds well. Light but lively floral hops and citrus aromas are colored by yeasty malt. Beautifully balanced, the flavors combine biscuity malt with touches of orange and just the right hit of hops. This brew is about as drinkable as you can get and a great choice no matter what the weather. NEW BELGIUM SOMERSAULT ALE A vibrant gold in the glass topped by a thin white head, this beer’s flurry of pinpoint bubbles are more akin to Champagne. The aromas are a mix of apricot, lemon and orange with notes of earthy grain. Given the effusive bubbles, this ale is surprisingly light in carbonation and the fruit aromas carry over to the palate, coloring the soft malt and mild hops. This brew is a decent, sessionable choice for summer. —David Kirkpatrick

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Just when you think summer is on its way (temperatures in the mid-80s), Boise bounces back to the cool of spring (rain and highs in the 50s). Go figure. So what makes for a good summer seasonal? During the roller coaster weather ride this time of year in the valley, you want something that can bridge the seasons. Something light enough for the warmer weather, but with enough going on to hold your interest on a cooler afternoon.

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WILD WEST BAKERY AND ESPRESSO Eagle’s best-kept secret TARA MORGAN Wild West Bakery and Espresso is the kind of joint you’d expect to find in a sleepy college town. The menu is scrawled in multi-colored chalk, the counter is staffed by chipper young things, the speakers blare Indie rock and the bakery case is brimming with glistening sweets. But the quaint Eagle cafe doesn’t emphasize quirk over quality. In addition to crafting its cupcakes, cookies and scones in house, the 18-year-old State Street staple also bakes baguettes and delightfully fluffy challah buns that encase what it has dubbed “Eagle’s best lovely chestnut color. But it falls victim to the burger” ($8.50). plight of most homemade veggie burgers—it While that claim can’t be officially subdoesn’t hold its shape. The filling is more akin stantiated, Wild West does make a pretty to bean spread and squishes good case. Its beef is sourced out the sides of the bun with from the nearby Porterhouse each wide-jawed bite. But if Meat Market, which carries WILD WEST BAKERY you resign yourself to the mess, Double R Ranch Northwest AND ESPRESSO the veggie burger remnants are beef. The patties are then 83 E. State St., Eagle just as good swirled in a pool hand-pressed, grilled to order, 208-939-5677 facebook.com/wildwesteagle of house-made cilantro ranch slid onto a shiny challah bun dressing. and topped with a tuft of orA side of oven-baked sweet ganic greens or drippy cheese, potato fries dunked in a sweet molasses, sour if that’s how you roll. And in true college town fashion, Wild West cream and honey Dijon dip were also delightful, and lacked the gut-bomb guilt of their also makes its own veggie burger ($8.50). The well-seasoned chickpea, black bean, veggie, nut deep-fried peers. But Wild West isn’t just a coffeeshop, it also and grain patty has a light hint of cumin and a

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kicks up its spurs with live music as the sun goes down on Friday and Saturday nights. On a recent flowering Friday evening, the street-facing patio was filled with toe-tappers sipping local wines and craft beers. Inside, fiddle-filled folk covers poured from the mic as paintings of horses galloped by on the walls. A plate of fish tacos ($8.50) made for a simple light dinner—three corn tortillas were topped with grilled cod, shredded red cabbage and cotija cheese. It was the welcome sort of simplicity that many of the valley’s Mexican restaurants can’t seem to get right. For those who don’t regularly make the trek to downtown Eagle, Wild West will be a welcome surprise. For those who have frequented the spot for years, the secret’s out.

FOOD/NEWS Moving from Global Gardens to Garden City, we’d like to suggest the town rename itself Craft Beer City. In addition to Payette Brewing A large tent on the corner of 13th and Brumback streets displays Company and Crooked Fence Brewing, Garden City will now boast Kilted shelves of strawberries, nectarines, peppers of all colors, bushels of Dragon, which is setting up its small three-barrel system at 9115 Chinasparagus, tomatoes, cilantro and more. The Farm and Garden Produce den Blvd., Ste. 107, right next to the Garden City DMV. stand opened in Hyde Park May 25 and has already attracted regulars. Co-owners Cor y Matteucci and Jeremy Canning are both homebrew“We have some people that have already been in two or three times ers who have been talking about getting a more legit facility off the a day,” said owner Bonnie Harris. ground since 2010. Bonnie and her husband, Stephen, run the stand together with two “It’s becoming much more real: We’ve other employees. signed the lease, we’re paying rent and “The North End needed this,” Bonnie we’re working toward becoming a viable said. “They’re health conscious and buy business, but there’s a lot of red tape, a locally. We enjoy working with local farmlot more red tape than I was expecting,” ers and providing local food to the public.” said Matteucci. Stephen said Farm and Garden prioriKilted Dragon plans to open a tasting tizes selling local food first but admitted room at its facility, where it will sell kegs only 5 percent to 10 percent of the prodand growlers. It will also distribute its beer ucts the stand sells now are local. to a number of local restaurants. “But by July and August, it will be 90 “We don’t have the volume that Paypercent,” Stephen said. ette has, we don’t have the volume that Their produce will come from Global Crooked Fence has, at least not initially,” Gardens, a refugee farming program in explained Matteucci. “So we’re probably Boise, as well as Morning Owl Farm. The going to be catering to more of a niche stand also sells bread from Zeppole, milk market.” from Cloverleaf Creamery and coffee from Cheers to more craft beers in Garden City. —Jessica Murri and Tara Morgan Dawson Taylor.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): If your destiny has gotten tweaked by bias or injustice, it’s a good time to rebel. If you are being manipulated by people who care for you—even if it’s allegedly for your own good—-you now have the insight and power necessary to wriggle free of the bind. And if you have been wavering in your commitment to your oaths, you’d better be intensely honest with yourself about why that’s happening. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Diamonds are symbols of elegant beauty, which is why they’re often used in jewelry. But 80 percent of the world’s diamonds have a more utilitarian function. Because they’re so hard and have such high thermal conductivity, they are used extensively as cutting, grinding and polishing tools. Now let’s apply this 20/80 proportion to you, Taurus. Of your talents and abilities, no more than 20 percent need be on display. The rest is consumed in the diligent detail work that goes on in the background—the cutting, grinding and polishing you do to make yourself as valuable as a diamond. In the coming week, this will be a good meditation for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The pain you will feel in the coming week will be in direct proportion to the love you suppress and withhold. So if you let your love flow as freely as a mountain spring in a rainstorm, you may not have to deal with any pain at all. What’s that, you say? You claim that being strategic about how you express your affection gives you strength and protection? Maybe that’s true on other occasions, but it’s not applicable now. “Unconditional” and “uninhibited” are your words of power. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What actions best embody the virtue of courage? Fighting on the battlefield as a soldier? Speaking out against corruption and injustice? Climbing a treacherous peak or riding a raft on a rough river? Certainly all those qualify. But French architect Fernand Pouillon had another perspective. He said, “Courage lies in being oneself, in showing complete independence, in loving what one loves, in discovering the deep roots of one’s feelings.” That’s exactly the nature of the bravery you are best able to draw on right now, Cancerian. So please do draw on it in abundance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book The Four Insights, author Alberto Villoldo tells the following story: “A traveler comes across two stonecutters. He asks the first, ‘What are you doing?’ and receives the reply, ‘squaring the stone.’ He then walks over to the second stonecutter and asks, ‘What are you

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doing?’ and receives the reply, ‘I am building a cathedral.’ In other words, both men are performing the same task, but one of them is aware that he has the choice to be part of a greater dream.” By my astrological reckoning, Leo, it’s quite important for you to be like that second stonecutter in the months ahead. I suggest you start now to ensure that outcome. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Harpo Marx was part of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team that made 13 movies. He was known as the silent one. While in his character’s persona, he never spoke but only communicated through pantomime and by whistling, blowing a horn or playing the harp. In real life, he could talk just fine. He traced the origin of his shtick to an early theatrical performance he had done. A review of the show said that he “performed beautiful pantomime which was ruined whenever he spoke.” So in other words, Harpo’s successful career was shaped in part by the inspiration he drew from a critic. I invite you to make a similar move, Virgo: Capitalize on some negative feedback or odd mirroring you’ve received. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): What is your relationship with cosmic jokes, Libra? Do you feel offended by the secrets they spill and the ignorance they expose and the slightly embarrassing truths they compel you to acknowledge? Or are you a vivacious lover of life who welcomes the way cosmic jokes expand your mind and help you lose your excessive selfimportance and show you possible solutions you haven’t imagined? I hope you’re in the latter category, because sometime in the near future, fate has arranged for you to be in the vicinity of a divine comedy routine. I’m not kidding when I tell you that the harder and more frequently you laugh, the more you’ll learn. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In addition to being an accomplished astrophysicist and philosopher, Arthur Eddington (18821944) possessed mad math skills. Legend has it that he was one of only three people on the planet who actually comprehended Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. That’s a small level of appreciation for such an important set of ideas, isn’t it? On the other hand, most people I know would be happy if there were as many as three humans in the world who truly understood them. In accordance with the astrological omens, I suggest you make that one of your projects in the next 12 months: to do whatever you can to ensure there are at least three people who have a detailed comprehension of and appreciation for who you really are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Yesterday, the sun was shining as it was raining, and my mind turned to you. Today, I felt a surge of tenderness for a friend who has been making me angry, and again I thought of you. Tomorrow, maybe I will go for a long walk when I’m feeling profoundly lazy. Those events, too, would remind me of you. Why? Because you’ve been experimenting with the magic of contradictions lately. You’ve been mixing and matching with abandon, going up and down at the same time and exploring the pleasures of changing your mind. I’m even tempted to speculate that you’ve been increasing your ability to abide with paradox. Keep up the good work. I’m sure it’s a bit weird at times, but it’ll ultimately make you even smarter than you already are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be on the alert for valuable mistakes you could capitalize on. Keep scanning the peripheries for evidence that seems out of place; it might be useful. Do you see what I’m driving at, Capricorn? Accidental revelations could spark good ideas. Garbled communication might show you the way to desirable detours. Chance meetings might initiate conversations that will last a long time. Are you catching my drift? Follow any lead that seems witchy or itchy. Be ready to muscle your way in through doors that are suddenly open just a crack. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An article in the Weekly World News reported on tourists who toast marshmallows while sitting on the rims of active volcanoes. As fun as this practice might be, however, it can expose those who do it to molten lava, suffocating ash and showers of burning rocks. So I wouldn’t recommend it to you, Aquarius. But I do encourage you to try some equally boisterous but lesshazardous adventures. The coming months will be prime time for you to get highly imaginative in your approach to exploration, amusement and pushing beyond your previous limits. Why not get started now? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to my reading of the astrological omens, you would be smart to get yourself a new fertility symbol. Not because I think you should encourage or seek out a literal pregnancy. Rather, I’d like to see you cultivate a more aggressively playful relationship with your creativity—energize it on deep unconscious levels so it will spill out into your daily routine and tincture everything you do. If you suspect my proposal has some merit, be on the lookout for a talisman, totem or toy that fecundates your imagination.

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