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COLDEST BEER ISSUE Who has the coldest beer in town? We know ... FIRST THURSDAY 27

PLAN YOUR ATTACK Inside hides a map and guide FOOD 48

SMALL FRY Mist’Delish dishes up Native American fry bread

“I’m concerned about a lack of appreciation for civil liberties.”


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NOTE KEEPING THE BEER FROSTY Just thinking about this issue makes me thirsty. And yes, sadly, a cold domestic beer would do the trick in this heat. Had I been one of the Coldest Beer testers this year, I might feel differently about that. Having spent many early summer evenings over the past decade hopping from bar to bar, thermometer in hand, I know that by the time testers have scratched every bar off their lists, they don’t care if they ever see another pale yellow, watery light beer again. Ever. So, thanks, to those of you who took one for the team and spent some time drinking and getting paid for it. We know it’s tough work. Wink. Nod. Readers, you may notice a bar or two missing from the list. Over the years, some bars have decided they don’t want to play our stupid coldest beer game, and as a result, we’ve just said, “Fine, we don’t want to play with you anyway.” However, those cases are few and far between and we are mere humans, so it’s entirely possible we missed a bar that should be on our testing list. See something missing? Drop us a line. (Don’t forget: To be tested, bars and restaurants must be locally owned and have tap beer.) If you caught my Note last week, you know that in celebration of Boise Weekly’s 21st birthday, which was last week, we’re soliciting photos of our readers from the year they were 21. Don’t send anything you don’t want published and if it’s pre-digital and you need some help scanning, stop by the office at Sixth and Broad streets and we’ll put out fancy technology to work. For those of you who are already digital, send your photo to We’ll accept photos until Tuesday, July 10. Finally, I’d encourage everyone to check out this week’s News story and, more importantly, to take the quiz on Page 8. We wandered Boise with a video camera and asked Boiseans to answer a few of the questions new Americans are expected to know. Log on to to see their often-interesting responses. —Rachael Daigle

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Tomas Montano TITLE: ¡viva ohmu! MEDIUM: Paint and plastisol on plywood ARTIST STATEMENT: Miyazaki’s impassioned and blazing, yet serenely instinctive Ohmu giants of the whimsical “Valley of the Wind” are just the sort of marginalized beings Ernesto Guevara would have devoted his life to—fought and died for ... ¡Viva Che! ¡Viva nausicaa!


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3FDLMFTT,FMMZr+FSSZ+Fí8BMLFS .JDLZBOEUIF.PUPSDBST +PF&MZr$PEZ$BOBEB ,FMMZ8JMMJTBOE.VDI.PSF MOZAM IN THE HOUSE Next up in BW’s continuing video series on the local music scene: Scenes from a Scene #049, in which two-man electronic band Mozam breaks stereotypes.

THE ALL MALE CATWALK Designer/stylist/chief creative Tod Alan hosted an all-male model fashion show at Azure Hair Studio with stylist Tim Carey. BW was there, camera in hand, to catch the models and the audience in action. Get the scoop at Cobweb.

INTRASTATE INCARCERATION Idaho Department of Correction is sending 250 male medium-custody inmates to a private prison run by Corrections Corporation of America in Colorado. If the Idaho prison population continues to grow at its current rate, that number may increase to 450. Get the details at Citydesk

POLITICIANS FOR SALE Who’s buying your local candidates? Check out BW’s continued War Chest series on Citydesk, which chronicles whose pockets are getting fatter this election year and where that money is coming from.

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Labrador: you don’t know what contempt is There is very little in the human experience more repugnant to witness than the spectacle of one minority person abusing another to ingratiate himself with his masters. That is the behavior of men so ignoble, so cowardly, so low, that they should be denied any place in history other than the shame they have brought upon themselves. With that said, I demand the immediate resignation of Rep. Raul Labrador from the U.S. House of Representatives. His inherent lack of decency, fairness and judgment make him unfit to represent Idaho or anywhere else, and it is time to send this loathsome lawyer back to the obscurity and inconsequence from which he arose. Oh, but do I have to tell you what the lawyer did to earn such scorn? Ah, but of course I do. Had enough of you been paying proper attention to the caliber of people who usually achieve political office in Idaho, Labrador never would have been elected in the first place. But as one of those substandard individuals who benefited so unjustly from the tea bagger backwash in the 2010 election, he has been as eager as a Red Bull-lapping Pomeranian to get himself noticed, spouting the sort of radical bull-crappery that District 1 representatives have been known for at least as far back as Steve Symms. (Helen Chenoweth, C.L. “Butch” Otter, Bill Sali ... what a sack of low-cal cheese curds, eh?) Labrador must have considered it his lucky day when he landed a spot on the House Committee for Oversight and Government Reform under Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa. Issa promised to investigate the Obama administration to death by a thousand cuts. And despite having uncovered only one subject upon which he could launch his snipe hunt, he has announced the Obama administration to be the most corrupt in America’s history. I won’t insult this Southern California slickster by saying he is too dumb to remember the Nixon and Reagan administrations—43 convictions out of the former, 138 out of the latter—but I have no qualms about insulting him by saying he is a despicable liar and one of the most dishonest people in our government. Unfortunately, being a dishonest liar doesn’t disqualify a man from conducting hearings in a Republican-controlled House these days, and as soon as Issa caught wind of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms gun-tracking program on the Arizona border, he went after President Barack Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, with a vengeance. Not once did he call before his investigations George W. Bush’s attorney general, Michael Mukasey, under whom the gun tracking started in 2006 before Obama was even elected. Not once did he call up the ATF official who has admitted he hadn’t informed his bosses, including Holder, of the program’s existence. And not once did Issa call up any of the ATF agents who were running the program. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

No, Issa reserved his venom exclusively for Holder, the man who shut the ill-conceived program down after learning of a federal agent’s murder, apparently committed with one of those rogue guns. Holder obligingly made nine separate appearances before Issa’s inquisition, and handed over thousands of pages of documentation. But of course, facts are of no interest to people with no interest in the facts. Issa demanded more and more, and eventually, Holder—with executive privilege support from his boss, Obama—dug in his heels and told Issa and his wretched crew that they had gotten all they were going to get. At that, Issa called for a vote to hold our attorney general in contempt of Congress, a reprimand always before reserved for people who offered no cooperation whatsoever. Even after last week’s revelations (in Fortune magazine) that there is absolutely no truth to the accusations that had been made, either against Holder or the ATF agents, both of Idaho’s Congressional stooges, Labrador and Mike Simpson, without a shred of integrity between them, voted for the contempt charge. Labrador seems to know instinctively that the most-outrageous pimpery attracts the biggest crowd. Last October, he tried to out-bully his boss Issa by being the first to demand that Holder resign. Remember, this was long before any of Holder’s tormentors, including Labrador, had any clue as to what they were dealing with. We might suppose Labrador may feel the need to work doubly hard at his right-wing fringery, being one of the few Hispanics in the political movement that has defined itself by the disdain it shows for brown faces. And since the adolescently fascist Tea Party has as its central nature a full-out, mindless blitzkrieg on the Obama administration, it’s to be expected that an eager ankle-licker like Labrador would try to out-posture even the likes of Issa in the harassment of the first black AG in our history. What’s more, I suspect Labrador is bouncing about at the knees of the white right, straining to be adopted as a token to counterbalance the Democrats’ insurmountable lead in the Hispanic vote. And as a personal matter, how could Labrador—heretofore a small-dump lawyer with pretensions of rising above the limits his own lack of talent and integrity have placed on him—not help but feel resentful and inferior to a real man of the law like Holder? But notwithstanding all of the ulterior motives Labrador may have for being such an insulting and demeaning dwarf trying to look like a big tough guy, what I see is a frantic lap dog pretending he’s a macho pit bull going after a black man’s throat, all in hopes that his trashy overseers approve. How many more of these buffoons can Idaho afford? Next week: Just how scummy is the National Rifle Association, anyway?

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A PRESIDENTIAL LIE Executive privilege does not exist

The Phoenix bureau of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sold more than 2,000 guns to operatives it believed to be working for Mexican drug cartels between 2006 and 2010. According to the ATF, Operation Fast and Furious was an attempt to track the weapons to high-level criminals. Things went south when ATF guns began turning up at crime scenes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Now, as part of its investigation, the GOP-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is demanding the Obama administration turn over documents relevant to the operation. President Barack Obama refused, invoking “executive privilege.” I put “executive privilege” in quotes because it does not appear in law. Presidents of both parties—back to 1796—have asserted that the constitutional separation of powers grants the Executive Branch an inherent right to ignore subpoenas. The standard argument is that compliance would reveal the internal deliberations of the president, his Cabinet officers and other government officials who require the presumption of privacy in order to engage in internal debates and deliberations. This is Obama’s first use of “executive privilege,” but both by historical and legal standards, it is radically overreaching. The closest we have to a definitive word on executive privilege dates to the Watergate scandal, when the Supreme Court ruled against Richard Nixon’s attempt to stonewall Congress. As long as a prosecutor could argue that the relevant documents were essential to the justice of a case, and did not

compromise national security, Chief Justice Warren Burger said, the president would have to fork over the documents. Operation Fast and Furious, a law enforcement matter, doesn’t qualify under the Burger ruling. Once again, Obama is following precedent established by George W. Bush, whose legal advisers seem to have missed the class about how Americans decided not to be ruled by a king. Bush, who promoted another legal fiction, a “unitary executive” branch, invoked “executive privilege” six times. Because the Constitution grants the Senate (but not the House) the right to ratify treaties, George Washington refused to turn over notes about the negotiations of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain, claiming “executive privilege.” But he did give them to the Senate. And the Supreme Court overruled Thomas Jefferson’s 1807 claim that providing his private correspondence to Aaron Burr’s defense in his treason trial would imperil national security. Americans enjoy the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair and speedy trial, by a jury of their peers, under the Sixth and Seventh Amendments. Yet Obama—building on a secret assassination program against socalled “terrorists” begun under Bush—asserts the right not only to deprive U.S. citizens of these rights, detaining them indefinitely and denying them a trial, but to assassinate them. Too bad the Tea Party’s constitutional purism is so inconsistent, focusing more on fighting the Democrats than protecting our freedoms. With no one to push back, we’re no longer a democracy.

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Dan Luke’s family has owned farmland at the corner of Amity and Eagle roads since 1948.


Twenty-five men and women from 12 nations became new Americans in a citizenship ceremony at the Grove Plaza on June 23, as part of Boise’s celebration of World Refugee Day.

ALL AMERICAN New citizens pass the ultimate test … literally AMY MERRILL AND GEORGE PRENTICE | PHOTOGRAPHS LAURIE PEARMAN Independence Day came early this year. So did Christmas. The joy and celebration usually reserved for the Fourth of July or the 25th of December filled more than a few hearts at Boise’s Grove Plaza on June 23. “Today is …” said Alberto Dominguez, an elderly Cuban, choking on his tears for a moment. “It’s very happy, today. Very happy.” A few feet away stood just-turned 18-yearold Layla Hussein of Somalia. “Today is …” Hussein waved her arms looking for the words. “I just want to go somewhere … like wild. … I don’t know.” Dominguez and Hussein had little in common except their smiles and the fact that they are now Americans. They joined 23 other refugees in becoming the United States’ newest citizens. Hundreds of onlookers, spilling from the Capital City Public Market, became witnesses to the ceremony as they happened upon the formal swearing-in. But the setting was anything but staid; music and dancing filled the plaza as nearby artisans and cooks shared their cultures. More than a few of the bystanders said, “I had no idea,” as they became unwitting participants in Boise’s celebration of World Refugee Day. “I must tell you that years ago, when we first started World Refugee Day, we struggled,” said Christina Bruce-Bennion, program director at Agency for New Americans. “A number of other cities have much more somber events. But we eventually came to feel that we should make this a celebration. The refugees are visible. They’re a part WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

a labyrinth of floor mats, pummel horses and of who we are.” balance beams on their way to English class Bruce-Bennion spends her days managing is surreal. ANA, one of Boise’s three primary resettle“Generally, I have to explain to people ment agencies, along with the International what a refugee is,” said Thomson. “I get so Rescue Committee and World Relief-Boise. Along with her staff of 11, she helps integrate frustrated when people ask, ‘Why are all these foreigners here?’ Well, No. 1, they didn’t have anywhere from 100 to 150 refugees into the a choice. No. 2, they’re going to English class, Treasure Valley at any given time. and they really want to take care of their fam“Afghans, Bhutanese, Burundis, Burmese, ilies and make sure that their families are safe. Congolese, Iraqis, Nepalese, Somalis,” said Bruce-Bennion. “We literally meet them at the They really want to be a part of America.” Thomson said one of the biggest challenges Boise Airport and work with them on housis convincing refugees that men and women ing, health care, education and employment. who are caregivers or are in law enforcement We might have 40 arrivals in a month.” are here to help them. Sooner than later, any new refugee over “Ironically, police and doctors are the age of 18 is introduced to Chalise Thompeople that they want to son, an instructor with the avoid, because they may English Language Center. VIDEO: Watch Boihave caused them pain “Yes, the refugees’ case seans try to answer and harm in their native managers will send them questions from the country,” said Thomson. here,” said Thomson. citizenship test. “So we have a police of“They’re required to come ficer and a health caregiver here 15 hours a week. We come in. We say, ‘The police are good. have eight different classes, with as many as They’re here to help.’” 16 students in each class.” Bruce-Bennion said it was not uncommon Thomson’s classroom looks quite tradifor her to hear push back from the commutional. Desktop PCs line the walls. The alnity a few years ago. phabet and often-used phrases of the English “Yes, we were feeling some of that. We language are posted around the room. But the setting is anything but typical just outside the would hear, ‘Who’s responsibility are they?’ There are always people who question why classroom door. we should be bringing them here,” she said. The center shares space with Bronco Elite “But out of the crucible of crisis come initiaGymnastics. Just a few feet away, young girls tives with long-term impact.” somersault and spring through the air while In particular, she referenced someBritney Spears blares from a loud speaker. thing called the Refugee Resource Coming to America was challenging enough 8 for the refugees, but watching them negotiate Strategic Community Plan.

Dan Luke’s home and farmland, at the intersection of Amity and Eagle roads, is adorned with red, white and blue. But the 20-plus American flags aren’t Luke’s Fourth of July decorations. In fact, tucked among the stars and stripes is a sign that reads, “American Dream Being Taken.” Luke said he’s being pressured to sell his land at what he calls “unjust prices” to build a much-publicized traffic roundabout. “I worked all my life finally getting this place paid off,” said Luke. “Now, somebody is just going to come give me a low-bottom dollar for it, and I think that is totally unfair.” Luke, whose family has resided at the property since 1948, said he’s being offered 96 cents per square foot for the one-third of an acre of his property needed to construct the roundabout. According to Luke, a landowner on Victory Road was offered more than $5 per square foot for the neighbor’s property. The Ada County Highway District wouldn’t comment on the issue because of what it called “legal proceedings.” “I got upset and showed them how I felt,” said Luke. “I didn’t want to pull a gun out or anything, but I can put a sign out or something to show them how I feel about the situation.” Two cows and two llamas reside in Luke’s pasture, which, when the roundabout is built, may be reduced to a size that will no longer be adequate for the cows. “I don’t even know if I’ll have enough pasture out there for the llamas,” Luke told Citydesk. “They really don’t seem like they want to negotiate at all.” Luke said his long-term worries are compounded by the economic effects of the roundabout. “Nobody in their right mind is going to buy my house; it’s too close to the road,” said Luke. “My property value might depreciate tremendously.” Luke said that a traffic light would be better fitted for the intersection and would result in less of his land being repurposed. “I feel like they are just coming in here and taking my land, taking as much as they want,” Luke said. “Just giving it away is what they are doing and it is just not right.” —Tabitha Bower

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NEWS CAN YOU PASS A CITIZENSHIP TEST? Before an applicant can proceed with his or her application for citizenship, 60 percent of the questions given in an oral test by the an officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services must be answered correctly. The naturalization test is comprised of a series of questions culled from an official list of 100 queries concerning geography, government and history. The following are from the USCIS list of official questions: 1. How many amendments does the U.S. constitution have?

An applicant must answer at least 60 percent of the questions correctly on the U.S. government’s naturalization test.

2. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

“It’s a community effort, something really special,” said Bruce-Bennion. “This is different from a lot of other plans that I’ve been involved with in the 4. Name your representative in past.” the U.S. House of RepresenAs an example, she said the City of Boise made a tatives. point of reaching out to the refugee community in crafting 5. What is the name of the curits new ordinance regarding taxis. Bruce-Bennion said a rent Speaker of the House of good number of refugees have found regular work in ownRepresentatives? ing and operating taxicabs in the City of Trees. “The city was very proactive in reaching out on that,” 6. If both the president and she said. the vice president can no One of the new rules has very specific requirements to longer serve, who becomes understand English. And that’s where Thomson president? comes in. 7. How many jus“They spend two hours every day with me in tices are on the Find the complete a class and an additional hour using English on list of 100 quesSupreme Court? tions (and answers) a computer,” said Thomson. “And I’m always 8. When was the at working them to get ready for the test.” Constitution writThe test is the ultimate barrier between beten? ing a refugee and being an American. The U.S. 9. The Federalist Papers supCitizenship and Immigration Services has an official list ported the passage of the of 100 questions regarding American government, history U.S. Constitution. Name one and geography. of the writers. Some questions are simple: “Who was the first 10. Who was president during president?” Most are rather challenging: “When was the World War I? Constitution written?” “Name one of the writers of The Federalist Papers.” In fact, many Boiseans struggled with 11. Who was president during answering most of the questions from the test when Boise World War II? Weekly asked them the same questions. 12. Name one of the two “I have to admit, I had no idea when I first looked at longest rivers in the United it,” said Thomson. “They have to get at least 60 percent States? correct, plus pass a reading and writing portion in order to 13. Why does the flag have 13 become a citizen. And when they pass it, I’m so, so proud. stripes? I say, ‘Look what you did. You make America stronger.’” Bruce-Bennion became equally emotional. “Refugees are …” she took a moment. “Sometimes refugees represent the worst of what we can do to one another, yet they have this … gosh … they have this faith, this hope. And they have sheer resilience to go into the unknown.” And long after they pass the test, become Americans and move on with their lives, Bruce-Bennion likes to hear success stories, sometimes years later. “Someone came into the office the other day, I remember them from 10 years ago,” she remembered. “Their children are doing great in school, they bought a home and own a business. They’re part of the community. I thought back to all of their heartbreaking challenges. But there is such strength.” 3. Who is one of Idaho’s current U.S. senators?


ANSWERS: 1. Twenty-seven. 2. Checks and balances or separation of powers. 3. Sen. Mike Crapo or Sen. Jim Risch. 4. Rep. Raul Labrador or Rep. Mike Simpson. 5. Rep. John Boehner. 6. The Speaker of the House. 7. Nine. 8. 1787. 9. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton or John Jay. 10. Woodrow Wilson. 11. Franklin Roosevelt. 12. Mississippi River or Missouri River. 13. There were 13 original colonies.

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Whole Foods, scheduled to open its Boise location around Thanksgiving, has applied for a $300,000 grant through the Capital City Development Corporation to offset streetscaping costs.

CCDC @ WORK Urban renewal agency spruces up new projects ANDREW CRISP While the City of Boise anxiously awaits two high-profile foodie tenants, the Capital City Development Corporation, the city’s urban renewal agency, is assisting in a bit of curb appeal in anticipation of Whole Foods and 10 Barrel Brewing. The once empty dirt lot at Myrtle Street and Broadway Avenue is quickly filling with what will soon be Whole Foods, with an accompanying Walgreens Pharmacy nearby. Meanwhile a structure that once belonged to the Idaho Department of Lands at Ninth and Bannock streets is evolving into Bend, Ore.based 10 Barrel Brewing’s newest brewpub. Both businesses are moving into locations that currently have little-to-no landscaping. “I think the curb will be pulled out about 3 feet. We’ll put in a couple trees. We’ll put in some irrigation obviously, some tree grates, there will be a bench there,” Katina Dutton, CCDC development manager, said of the 10 Barrel location. The small strip of sidewalk will be redone on 10 Barrel’s dime, while other streetscaping projects taking place around the city—denoted by the blue and green “CCDC @ Work” signs—benefit more than one business. “We anticipate doing the rest of the north side of Bannock at a later date,” said Dutton. “It was sort of a special case, but we had done lots of work there and we wanted to support that new business coming in.” CCDC will contract out the work through its bidding process, with the 10 Barrel folks picking up the tab. “Because we had those drawings drawn up when 10 Barrel came to us—the last thing we wanted was for a new business to come in, and then next year come back and tear up their sidewalk,” said Dutton. Instead, CCDC will let 10 Barrel do its portion now using the plans CCDC crafted. The brewing company plans for a walk-up bar area adjacent to the redesigned sideWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

walk, with the space opening sometime later this summer. Over at Broadway Avenue and Myrtle Street, Whole Foods has a different arrangement to streetscape its block, including installing a new road connecting Front and Myrtle streets. CCDC Development Director Mike Hall said a grant may help pay for part of Whole Foods’ streetscaping. “It’s typical that the developer gets burdened with redeveloping the sidewalk,” said Hall. To make up for that cost, CCDC will consider a Whole Foods grant proposal that would help pay for those improvements, which Hall said isn’t uncommon in expensive-to-update downtown areas. “We try to sort of level the playing field as much as we can, so we have this streetscape grant program to help offset those costs,” he said. CCDC will consider appropriating $300,000 for the project. The large-scale streetscaping plan includes trees spaced 50 feet apart for the length of each street, rows of the LED-powered “historic” street lamps used in the downtown core, bike racks and more. The city calls the style an “urban parkway” for its large width. “It’s essentially a double row of lawn and trees, and a sidewalk. So typically you have the curb, you have an 8-foot lawn strip, you have the sidewalk and then an 8-foot lawn strip beyond that,” said Hall. Part of the streetscape also includes a plaza at the intersection of Myrtle Street and Broadway Avenue, with enough space for a forthcoming art installation. “It’s a very visible corner,” he said. “They designed their plaza for an art project—even with electricity and water in the event it’s that kind of piece.” CCDC will also consider appropriating public art funds for the space in 2013. Whole Foods is scheduled to open around Thanksgiving.

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RITCHIE EPPINK New ACLU Idaho legal director keeps a civil tongue CARISSA WOLF

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What are some of the biggest threats to civil liberties today? In Idaho, we’re seeing state agencies that are getting instructions to cut and cut. And they’re cutting so close to the bone that they’re cutting out people’s rights. I’m also concerned about a lack of appreciation for civil liberties. I’ve been disappointed this year with our government in the case of the Occupy protesters. [The government] has used this historic circumstance to dial down the First Amendment as far as they can before they get stopped by the court. And people don’t really know what privacy is anymore. It’s not clear where our private lives end. And I think that government is struggling with that, too. What guidance can citizens look to as they try to protect their privacy, especially in light of rapid technological advancements? It’s always been clear—and the founders knew this—that the people are responsible for keeping all of those liberties: the right to privacy, the right to speak freely, the right to not be interfered with in your day-to-day life by the government. And can citizens do a better job in defending their civil liberties? We’ve got to know about them first. Then you have to be able to spot when there’s a problem. Then you have to have the resources to do something about it. That’s why the ACLU exists. This is an organization that tries to accumulate the resources to make sure that if worse comes to worse, and our government starts treading on those rights, we can actually do something about it.


Ritchie Eppink likes to speak in analogies. The newly appointed legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho likens constitutional rights to an automobile— they both must be maintained. Eppink said mowing the grass under the Boise Occupy camp is akin to mowing the grass of a baseball field halfway through the fifth inning. He sometimes looks at the Bill of Rights “as a cookbook.” “Everybody should go through the Bill of Rights and find a right that’s important to them and exercise it. It would be great if we all did that,” he said. Eppink, 35, grew up on subdivided land once owned by Thomas Jefferson, but eventually headed West and “literally wandered,” picking up what he called his “hitchhiking credentials” along the way. “There was a lot that resonated—that wild and free part,” said Eppink. “I think I found the perfect place geographically and vocationally.” A love of freedom and commitment to public interest law led the University of Idaho Law School graduate and Fulbright fellow to the position of Justice Architect for Idaho Legal Aid Services, where he helped homeowners challenge deceptive banking practices during the foreclosure crisis. In May Eppink began his full-time post with ACLU of Idaho. “I love America and its heritage of freedom and opportunity,” he said. “And there couldn’t be a better place to stand up for liberty and the Constitution than here in Idaho.” Eppink recently presented arguments in U.S. District Court in Boise, defending Occupy Boise’s right to free speech and assembly. Eppink said he has a long to-do list that includes defending the Constitution and identifying threats to civil liberties.

The ACLU of Idaho was part of a coalition that worked to defeat this year’s ultrasound legislation [which would have required women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion]. What lessons can be learned from that effort? That is a great example of how people need to know what’s happening. If people hadn’t known what this effort was all about and if people hadn’t been willing to stand up and do something about it, we may have seen a different outcome. It was a combination of education, advocacy and action that defeated the bill. The ACLU is often seen as controversial. Why do you think this is the case? We have forgotten that it was revolutionaries that gave us this country. People were willing to die for things as abstract as the right to speak, to assemble and the right to have the opportunity to be heard. It’s controversial to stand up for those ideas today because it has a revolutionary influence. The impact is profound when we think, “I can advocate for what I want,” and “I can say what I want.” People are not in the streets fighting for these rights like they are in other countries. But we know what happens when they do move into the streets—the state has to mow the lawn.





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As we compile the annual results of the Coldest Beer testing, a few always tend to jump out at us. Whether it’s a major temperature swing year over year, return trips to the top or bottom of the list or just trends, there’s always something of interest. Here’s what stood out in 2012. UĂŠ-Â…ÂœĂ€ĂŒĂžÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ->Â?ÂœÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠœœÂ?ˆ}>Â˜Â˝ĂƒĂŠĂœiĂ€iĂŠ the only two bars on the 2011 Top 10 coldest list that made a return appearance. UĂŠÂœÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ-Ă•Â˜ĂƒÂ…ÂˆÂ˜iĂŠÂœĂ•Â˜}iĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂ€ÂœÂ˜ĂŒĂŠ ÂœÂœĂ€ĂŠ Northwest Taphouse and Pizza are the only two bars from the 2011 10 warmest beers to reappear at the bottom of the list. UĂŠÂ˜ĂŠĂ“Ă¤ÂŁĂ“]ĂŠÂœÂ˜iĂŠL>ÀÊÂ?œˆ˜i`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ/ÂœÂŤĂŠÂŁĂ¤ĂŠ>Â?Â?‡ time warmest list and three bars joined the Top 10 all-time coldest list. UĂŠ7i½ÀiĂŠ}Ă•iĂƒĂƒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂŒ>ÂŤĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>“iÂŽiiÂŤiÀÊÂœĂ•Â˜}iĂŠĂœiĂ€iĂŠÂ…>Ă›ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ>Â˜ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂƒĂ•iĂŠ the day BW tested, since it reported a 19.7-degree temperature increase compared to 2011. UĂŠ->Â“Â“ĂžÂ˝ĂƒĂŠÂ“Ă•ĂƒĂŒĂŠÂ…>Ă›iĂŠ`œ˜iĂŠĂƒÂœÂ“iĂŠ serious work on its taps in the last year since it showed a 15.5-degree decrease in temperature between 2011 and 2012. UĂŠ ÂœĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂži>Ă€Â˝ĂƒĂŠĂœÂˆÂ˜Â˜iĂ€]ĂŠ*Â?>ĂžiĂ€ĂƒĂŠ*Ă•LĂŠ >˜`ĂŠĂ€ÂˆÂ?Â?]ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ-ĂžÂ“ÂŤÂœĂƒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂƒÂ…ÂœĂœi`ĂŠĂƒÂœÂ“iĂŠ serious temperature decreases from 2011 as well, with Players dropping by ™°ÎÊ`i}Ă€iiĂƒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ-ĂžÂ“ÂŤÂœĂŠ`Ă€ÂœÂŤÂŤÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ>ĂŠV…ˆÂ?Â?ÞÊ 10.7 degrees. UĂŠĂŒĂŠĂƒiiÂ“ĂƒĂŠLiiÀʅ>ĂƒĂŠ}ÂœĂŒĂŒiÂ˜ĂŠĂœ>À“iĂ€ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ Kuna this year. The once-dominant Kuna L>Ă€ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ{‡ ]ĂŠ,i`ĂŠ ĂžiĂŠ->Â?ÂœÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ œ˜}Â…ÂœĂ€Â˜ĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠÂ…>`ĂŠĂŒi“iĂ€>ĂŒĂ•Ă€iĂŠÂˆÂ˜VĂ€i>ĂƒiĂƒĂŠ of 6.1 degrees, 6.5 degrees and .9 degrees respectively. UĂŠĂ•Â?Ă•Â˝ĂƒĂŠˆ˜iĂŠ*ÂˆĂ˘Ă˘>]ĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiĂŠÀÞÊ ÂœÂ“ÂŤ>Â˜Ăž]ĂŠ >ĂŒĂŒĂžÂ˝Ăƒ]ĂŠ Â?ĂŠ>Â?Â?ÂœĂŠÂˆĂ€ÂœĂŠĂ•Â˜>ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ/iĂ€Ă€ĂžÂ˝ĂƒĂŠ -ĂŒ>ĂŒiĂŠ-ĂŒĂ€iiĂŒĂŠ->Â?ÂœÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>Â?Â?ĂŠÂ…>`ĂŠĂŒi“iĂ€>ĂŒĂ•Ă€iĂŠ increases of more than 7 degrees. UĂŠ Â…>Ă€>VĂŒiĂ€Ăƒ]ĂŠ+Ă•>Ă€ĂŒiÀÊ >ÀÀiÂ?ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ,ÂˆĂ›iÀÊ Rock Eagle all decreased temperature by more than 5.5 degrees. UĂŠ"vĂŠ ÂœÂˆĂƒiÂ˝ĂƒĂŠLĂ€iĂœiĂ€ÂˆiĂƒ]ĂŠ-ÂœVÂŽiĂžiĂŠĂ€ÂˆÂ?Â?ĂŠ and Brewery reported the coldest taps at ÎÓ°xĂŠ`i}Ă€iiĂƒ]ĂŠvÂœÂ?Â?ÂœĂœi`ĂŠLÞÊ Ă€ÂœÂœÂŽi`ĂŠi˜ViĂŠ Brewing at 37.2 degrees, Tablerock Brewery at 39 degrees, Payette Brewing Company at 41.5 degrees and Highlands Hollow at 44.8 degrees. —Deanna Darr

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ROARING TWENTIES Flying M celebrates 20th anniversary with a memory wall TARA MORGAN Like every coffee nut, Shirley Sanchotena had her daily ritual. Each morning on her walk to work through the streets of downtown Boise, she would swing into Moxie Java for a cup of caffeine. But that all changed in July 1992, when she breezed by the newly opened Flying M Coffeehouse. “One morning as I was walking by, Kirk [Montgomery] was waiting for me and This First Thursday, you can check out a photo collage of Flying M-emories. wanted to know why I didn’t come in and try their coffee,” remembered Sanchotena. “And “I think it has provided an opportunity very first customers over there,’” said Collins. I’ve been going there ever since.” for people to experience downtown in a dif“It shows you how long they’ve come here.” The original Flying M was located next ferent way,” said Sander. “Especially with the To celebrate the anniversary, Myers and to its current spot at 235 N. Fifth St., in businesses staying open late, it gives people a Collins are co-curating an exhibit of Flying the much-smaller space that houses Guido’s M memorabilia, which will open First Thurs- chance to explore and see what’s down here. Pizzeria. It was opened by Montgomery and husband-and-wife duo Lisa and Kevin Myers day, July 5, and include old T-shirts, past cup … All those types of events certainly help.” But even outside of First Thursday, Flying designs, staff photos and a book for patrons on July 14, 1992. M has made showcasing local artists and to scribble down memories. In an early Idaho Statesman article about selling handmade items a priority since its “I have a habit of stashing everything the months-old business, Marianne Flagg earliest days. Boise State art professor Laurie wrote, “The scale of the place is intimate and away—every article—so we’ll go through so is the scope. Flying M doesn’t sell beans or and it’ll be kind of like our scrapbook on the Blakeslee has been a regular at Flying M since she finished graduate school in 1993. She has wall,” Myers said. offer a wide selection of flavored coffees.” also participated in Valentine For AIDS—the In addition to the exhibit, Flying M will But that didn’t last long. Flying M M’s annual fundraiser for AIDS and HIV also host a week-long celebration from staff soon started hearing comments from research—every year since its inception. Monday, July 9-Saturday, July 14, featuring its expanding customer base—they were “They’re really great people and really drink specials, merchandise discounts and cramped, bumping knees in the small shop’s nice to the artists,” Blakeslee said. “In a give-a-ways, culminating in a big, cake-filled mismatched chairs. So in 1994, Flying M smaller town that doesn’t have a lot of galbirthday party. Kevin has also brewed up a expanded into the recently vacated home of leries, or can’t support as many galleries, it’s special anniversary coffee called Ka-Pow! at High Country Sports, owned by Russ Stodgreat to have a coffeeshop space. And there’s the M’s roasting facilities in Nampa. dard of Oliver Russell. no shame in that at all.” “It’s a blend of two Central American “I was crazy to have this big of a space,” Myers said the Flying M’s small art wall remembered Lisa Myers, who sold the coffee- coffees highlighted by coffee from Zambia,” Myers explained. “Kevin describes it as hints has helped strip some formality from the arts house to longtime employee Kent Collins in scene (for more on this, read Arts, Page 42). of cocoa, blueberry and 20 years of elbow 2011 and still owns Flying M Coffeegarage “I think it’s made it more approachable grease.” in Nampa. “But then we put in the kitchen and more of a community, more accessible,” But Flying M isn’t the only downtown and started baking our own stuff and decided she said. “I think it’s helped encourage people business entering its early 20s. On June 21, to start roasting our own beans.” just starting out in the arts to have a voice Now, 20 years later, Flying M is a cultural Bar Gernika turned 21 and celebrated by and have a place.” serving some of its landmark and artistic Collins piped in, adding: “It’s encourclassic menu items— haven in downtown aged people to buy art at all, because here like cheeseburgers, Boise. And SanchoteTwentieth anniversary party with live DJ and it’s so much cheaper. Almost every piece solomo sandwiches na still stops by daily cake, Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, FREE. of art I have in my house came from here. and croquetas—at for a “triple, skinny FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE I grew up in here and 12 art shows a year 1991 prices. Not to iced and blended,” or 500 W. Idaho St. mention, Boise Week- add up,” he said. “Shirley’s coffee.” 208-345-4320 But overall, Collins, Myers, Blakeslee and ly is also celebrating “I still walk there Sanchotena all emphasized one essential inits 21st birthday in everyday at noon. … gredient in the Flying M’s continued success: style with a readerSometimes if I can’t the staff. submitted photo contest. go pick it up, [my co-workers] get my coffee “We’ve seen quite a few weddings through Downtown Boise Association Executive for me, they just go in and say they need our staff and lots of kids,” said Myers, holdDirector Karen Sander said achieving this Shirley’s coffee and get it ready for me,” said Sanchotena. “They all think it’s pretty cool.” kind of longevity is a “huge accomplishment” ing a former staffer’s toddler in her lap at a well worn Flying M table. “I would’ve never, for a downtown business. In her opinion, Collins has heard a number of similar First Thursday, which has been around for 23 ever thought I’d still be here in 20 years, but I stories from customers as the Flying M’s anguess you just keep going day-to-day and it’ll years, has helped keep downtown businesses niversary creeps closer. add up.” in the spotlight. “Everyone is saying, ‘I was one of your WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Enjoy the summer season with Basque pintxos featuring ingredients from local farmers. Eggs Ixatso, panzanella and leg of lamb goujeres along with Basque Market favorites will be available. Don’t forget about the famous sangria blanco and selection of Spanish wines. 608 W. Grove St., 208-4331208, BASQUE MUSEUM AND CUL1 TURAL CENTER—Enjoy gallery tours for the exhibit Hidden In Plain

Sight: The Basques, and tours 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—Make your 2 own art for $40 per 30-minute session or watch artist demos while enjoying snacks. 5-11 p.m. 530 W. Myrtle St., 208-345-1825,


BRICOLAGE—Featuring Brienne Oliver’s hanging paper animal mashup sculptures in the gallery during July, with the opening reception on

First Thursday. Refreshments will be available. 5-8 p.m. 418 S. Sixth St., 208-345-3718,

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

Thursday, Page 27. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-3454320,

THE DISTRICT COFFEE HOUSE— Have you ever wanted to try what they do on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Now’s your chance. The Recycled Minds improv troupe will host an impromptu, audience interactive comedy show. 8 p.m. 110 S. Fifth St., 208-343-1089,

hour featuring $6 deals. Bottles of wine are $20 and kids younger than 12 eat free with purchase. 615 W. Main St., 208-287-4757,

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., Boise.

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MELTING POT—Featuring original local art 6 and two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue for $22. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900,

DRAGONFLY—Enjoy a glass of wine and cruise the sidewalk sale. 5-9 p.m. 414 W. Main St., 208-338-9234.

years of memorabilia and there will be drink and retail specials all week. Don’t miss the big party on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See First

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8TH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— 7 Featuring work from artist in residence Star Moxley. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, 208-338-5212, ATOMIC TREASURES—Enjoy a mix of retro, 8 found objects and art that are sure to make unforgettable gifts. 409 S. Eighth St., 208-3440811. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Ballet Idaho dancers 9 will bring artist Nick Cave’s soundsuits to life in conjunction with his Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibition at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Studio Art Exploration is from 5-8 p.m., and attendees can make prints inspired by nature after viewing Japanese woodblock prints in the exhibition Eastern Traditions/Western Expressions. See Downtown News, Page 30. 5-8 p.m. 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330,


THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEEHOUSE—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. HAPPY FISH SUSHI & MARTINI BAR— 11 Featuring art by Drastic Jo, drink and roll specials during happy hour. 855 Broad St., 208343-4810, HELLY HANSEN—Receive 20 percent off Helly Hansen products. 860 W. Broad St., 208-3422888.


IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 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, LEE GALLERY BOISE—Featuring the work 13 of seven up-and-coming local artists. 409 S. Eighth St., Ste 101, 208-345-1120,


LISK GALLERY—Featuring sculpture artist Matt Grover’s show Sines, an Exploration of Sine Waves in Nature Through Kinetic Sculpture. All of his sculptures are created out of wood and metal and are made almost entirely from recycled materials to continue the theme of the grand cycle of nature. Also view works from resident painters Jerri Lisk and Carl Rowe, as well as images from photographer Mark Lisk. Wine tasting available from Sawtooth Winery. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-342-3773,


NORTHRUP BUILDING—Featuring work 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 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 GLASS—Featuring new brushed silver jewelry designs by Kelim and pearl jewelry by Gellner. Also, a new collection by Conni Mainne features semi-precious stones set in platinaire, a new metal mixture that combines sterling silver and platinum. 5-9 p.m. 415 S. Eighth St., 208385-9337,

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will be offered on First Thursday only. 786 W. Broad St., 208345-9463.

work by Adrian Kershaw, mixedmedia sculptor. 517 S. Eighth St., 208-338-5444.

turkey pot roast dinner special. 801 N. Main St., 208-342-3456,

SALON 162—Local artist 19 Shasta Nash presents a mixed media of small canvas

Central AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Meet Trevor Trek, a 21-year-old brain cancer survivor. Purchase a bookmark for $15 with all of the proceeds benefiting kids’ cancer research. For every $100 purchase, American Clothing Gallery will donate $15. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, 208-433-0872,

and glass artwork. The salon is offering $10 eyebrow waxing for the month. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-386-9908. SOLID—Enjoy live music 20 from Robert James, appetizers, spirit sampling from Youngs Market and art from The Old Mann Collection. Followed by Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620.

THE ART OF WARD 21 HOOPER GALLERY— Grand opening of a new section

SNAKE RIVER WINERY—The Chocolat Bar will sample its chocolates paired with a wine flight, and wines will also be poured at the Chocolat Bar. Enter to win the monthly ticket giveaway. As always, a 20-percent discount on all case prices

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display its large collection of antique wood sign and poster type. Many pieces are 10- to 15-inches tall and more than 75 years old. Additionally, inspirational and humorous quotes printed on the 100-year-old presses and framed in repurposed thrift-store frames will be scattered about the shop. 4-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, 208-761-9538, LE CAFE DE PARIS—Enjoy a special tapas menu and wine tasting. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889, lecafedeparis. com. Mixing Bowl—The Mixing Bowl welcomes Bitner Vineyards for an evening of appetizers, wine tasting and kitchen gadgets galore. 5-9 p.m. 216 N. Ninth St., 208-345-6025,

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CHOCOLAT BAR—Check out an assortment of chocolate sauces for ice cream sundaes and hostess gifts for all your barbeques. Snake River Winery will pair select wines with chocolates. 805 W. Bannock St., 208-338-7771,

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THE PRESS—New Boise 24 artist Becca Towler will debut her latest works, which reflect the inner human battles of self-image, age and power. Meet the artist and view her oil paintings from 5-8 p.m. 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, 208-336-9577. REDISCOVERED BOOKSHOP—Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Byron Johnson will discuss his autobiography, Poetic Justice. Originally meant to be a memoir for his family, his book tells of his life in politics, as well as literature. 7 p.m. 180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229, SAGE YOGA AND 25 WELLNESS—Featuring Sequence, a glimpse into the art of sequencing yoga classes through the use of stick figures, from artist Rachel Teannalach. Indian Creek Winery will offer tastings and Kris Hartung will play live music. Vinyasa Yoga from 5:30-7 p.m. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, 208-338-5430, SEE JANE RUN—Stop in for champagne, a bite of chocolate and a Newton shoe clinic. 814 W. Idaho St., 208-338-5263,

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS West Side THE ALASKA CENTER— 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., Boise.



ART SOURCE GAL28 LERY—Art Source Gallery presents its annual national juried art exhibition. Juror Amy Pence-Brown has selected a show from hundreds of entries. Opening reception and award announcements will be on First Thursday, July 5, from 5-9 p.m. Music by Jessie Proksa, wine from Indian Creek Winery and snacks will also be featured. See Downtown News, this page. 1015 W. Main St., 208-3313374, BASEMENT GALLERY— 29 View the exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Jackie Hurlbert. 928 W. Main St., 208333-0309. BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones. 103 N. 10th St., 208342-1992, THE CRUX—Boise’s 30 inaugural Treefort Music Festival comes to life through Christina Birkinbine’s photography, displayed on high-definition aluminum prints. Performances from singer Miss Bobbi Pins and belly dance fusion artist Iridessa Blossoms will fill the stage. Also featuring a wine tasting by Totally Random Wines from 5:30-9:30 p.m. See Downtown News, this page. 1022 W. Main St., Boise. GALLERY 601—The 31 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. For a $3 donation, you could win one of the original pieces. Donations always welcome. 211 N. 10th St., 208-336-5899, gallery601. com. THE GALLERY AT THE 32 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, OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL—Enjoy $5 wine flights by Ste. Chapelle Winery and music by Naomi Psalm and the Blue Cinema. 1109 Main St., 208-343-4611, THE RECORD EXCHANGE—Buytwo, get-one specials on used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray and vinyl, as well as coffee and espresso drinks and greeting cards. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010, TRIP TAYLOR BOOKSELLER— Come read your own work or another poet’s during the open mic poetry session. 210 N. 10th St., 208-344-3311,

Angela Neiwert’s “Paper Doll Dresses” will cling to the walls at Art Source Gallery’s 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

SWAYING SOUNDSUITS AND COFFEESHOP CROONING On First Thursday, July 5, Boise Art Museum will team up with Ballet Idaho to combine the funky and outrageously fun work of Nick Cave with live dance. Cave’s Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibit—which features 40 brightly colored soundsuits comprised mainly of recycled sequins, buttons, doilies and brightly dyed human hair—will be brought to life by Ballet Idaho dancers. “The soundsuits you see in the exhibition are presented as non-moving sculptures,” said Terra Feast, curator of education at BAM. “There is a special set of suits that come with the exhibition that are specifically made to be danced and performed.” Performances will take place at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Additionally, impromptu breakout performances by Balance Dance Company will bring Cave’s art to life at undisclosed locations throughout the evening. From 5-8 p.m., the BAM studios will also be open for handson activities, where gallery-goers can create prints. “That is inspired by the other exhibition we have at the museum, which is making wood block prints, or some sort of print inspired by the Eastern Traditions Western Expressions exhibition,” Feast said. If you’d rather get down in a less-formal atmosphere, the taps are once again flowing at The Crux coffeeshop, which will combine art, music and dance into an eccentric First Thursday evening from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at 1022 W. Main St. Special guest singer Miss Bobbi Pins will take to the stage and Iridessa Blossoms will showcase her fusion-style belly dancing. Featured artist Christina Birkinbine’s photography will be displayed throughout The Crux on high-definition aluminum. Her work captures the essence of Boise’s inaugural Treefort Music Fest. Across the street at 1015 W. Main St., Art Source Gallery will host an opening reception for its 11th Annual National Juried Show, which features multimedia artwork from a number of artists including Linda Berberick, Tim Elam, Betty Hayzlett, Michael Luque and Angela Neiwert. Juror Amy Pence-Brown selected the pieces for the exhibition from hundreds of submitted entries and will be announcing $1,000 in awards on First Thursday. Musician Jessie Proksa will entertain with her cello and musical improvisation, while Indian Creek Winery serves sips. The ceremony and opening reception will take place from 5-9 p.m. —Tabitha Bower

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Audiences at Idaho Shakespeare Festival can soak in a little hypochondria, 1960s French pop culture—and an occasional Green Show—at the festival’s production of The Imaginary Invalid.

Matt Bragg will show that Boiseans really can be funny.




funny LIQUID LAUGHS LOCAL COMEDY SHOW Though naysayers tried to say nay, Boise’s dedicated comedy club seems to be trucking along and dishing out the yuks just fine. The lineup of touring comics coming through Liquid has inspired exponential growth in the number of Boiseans stepping on stage and giving comedy a shot. Enough so that the club is dedicating a whole week just to the locals. The locals-only showcase will be headlined by Jen Adams, who has taken most of the last year off from performing to take care of her newborn baby. That means she ought to be flush with new material and bristling with pent-up funny waiting to be unleashed. Opening the show will be one of Boise’s favorite comedians, Matt Bragg, as well as Gabe Dunn, who just might sing a song about having sex with cheese. Boise’s funniest nerd, Dylan Cole, will host the show, which means he can just bring up the next comic whenever the audience doesn’t get one of his wry Skyrim-as-it-relates-to-contemporary-dating references. Thursday, July 5, and Sunday, July 8, 8 p.m.; Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, 208-287-5379,

WEDNESDAY JULY 4 theater DAS BARBECU This summer, Idaho’s award-winning Company of Fools Theatre brings big hair, big laughs and hootenanny-style fun to the stage with Das Barbecu, a quick-paced Texas-musical retelling of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. “We like to say it’s

kind of Lord of the Rings combined with The Real Housewives of Dallas mixed with a Charlie Daniels soundtrack,” said Denise Simone, Company of Fools co-founder and core company artist. “Really, it’s just an outrageously fun musical.” Five actors take on the roles of 30 different characters in Das Barbecu, which chronicles a wide stretching web of love triangle feuds originally depicted in The Ring Cycle. The two-hour musical,

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which showcases the book and lyrical work of Jim Luigs and the musical renderings of Scott Warrender, manages to squeeze into just two hours the original opera work of The Ring Cycle, a production that, in its entirety, stretches over a four-night per formance. “Opera lovers will love it—and those who have never heard of The Ring Cycle will love it as well,” Simone said. Directed by R.L. Rowsey, Das Barbecu will be sure to bring some attention-catch-

So you’ve got one aristocratic French hypochondriac with a money-grubbing second wife, two head-strong daughters, a pile of suitors and a bunch of opportunists who are more than willing to take advantage of said rich hypochondriac. What could you possibly add to put it over the top? Why, 1960s French pop music and New Wave culture, of course. That’s just the tack that Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s latest production takes for its production of Moliere’s classic comedy The Imaginary Invalid. The production is a celebration of the vibrant pop culture of the 1960s, complete with music, dancing and technicolor visuals, which director Tracy Young (who directed last season’s Taming of the Shrew) promises plays off the best of the era while including aspects of Italian commedia dell’arte and the original Baroque influences. What exactly is commedia dell’arte? Think of shows like Laugh-In, with physical humor that has broad comedic appeal. The production was first staged at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore., where it was resoundingly popular. ISF spokesperson Hannah Read said the Boise offering will be “just as crazy and fun.” The show will have a preview Friday, July 6, with opening night Saturday, July 7, and run through Friday, Aug. 24. Friday, July 6-Saturday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 10-Wednesday, July 11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m.; $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-3369221,

ing and hysterical artistr y to the stage. “We think it is just the per fect summer fare,” said Simone. “I think folks will be just enchanted and charmed and have a great time.” Das Barbecu will continue its run through Wednesday, July 28. Wednesday, July 4-Thursday, July 5, and Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m.; Friday, July 6-Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m.; $10-$30. Liverty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122,

SATURDAY JULY 7 rad race BARS AND STRIPES ALLEY CAT RACE Non-booze-and-bike veterans may think of the term “alley cat” as that slightly mangy feline that haunts the walkway behind your house. But for those who have been around the block on two-wheeled intoxicated adventures, it’s a term that

incites thirst for hops and handlebars. Alley cat newbies and die-hards can rejoice when Boise Weekly presents its annual Bars and Stripes Alley Cat Race Saturday, July 7. For the past 11 years, we’ve sent a fleet of thermometer-clad BWers to test beer temps at local bars for our Coldest Beer issue. And for the last seven years, we’ve celebrated by sending throngs of bicycle-laden readers to said bars for said cold beers. Head to BWHQ at Sixth WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Mamma Mia! There goes Idaho Botanical Garden with its Movies Under the Stars series.

Get on board the celebration of Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary at the historic Boise Train Depot.

flowers & flicks



all aboard! UNION PACIFIC’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Locomotive enthusiasts and history buffs alike will have ample opportunity to get their kicks at Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary celebration at the Boise Train Depot. A free community event featuring historic trains and Union Pacific’s traveling museum car, Promontory, will take place Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise Mayor Dave Bieter will attend the event and speak at 1 p.m., recognizing Boise’s historic ties with Union Pacific. The Promontory, a 1962 vintage train car, features some of Union Pacific’s historical artifacts. From the authentic old timey decor to some of the railroad’s earliest construction tools, Promontory will delight locomotive fans and wannabe conductors of all ages. E-9 locomotives will also be on display. Built most recently in 1955, the powerful diesel-electric trains represent the last designed for the bygone days of passenger travel via railroad. For a taste of the locomotion’s glory days, attendees can enjoy free rides on the UP 956 miniature train. Channel your inner conductor and try out the locomotive simulator, which offers visitors a chance to experience the same training used by locomotive engineers to master train operation. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace,

and Broad streets, ID in hand, and we’ll slap a wristband on ya, take your $13 (cash only and exact change is appreciated), give you a manifest so you know where the hell you’re going, then send you on your merry way. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and the race kicks



off at 3:15 p.m. Participation is capped at 125, so getting there early ain’t a bad idea. While we encourage you to come chill with us in the sure-to-be-scorching summer sun, don’t start your day drinking out in the open. Last year, an impromptu tailgate party started

Are the recently arrived warm summer nights causing you to crave some time outdoors? Idaho Botanical Garden provides an array of ways to spend time in the open air—including classes, food and wine events, concerts up the ying yang and now, movie screenings. IBG kicks off its Movies in the Garden series Wednesday, July 11, with an outdoor screening of Mama Mia! The musical is the first in a six-movie lineup that includes Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Hairspray, Some Like it Hot and Napoleon Dynamite. Movies will be shown through Wednesday, Sept. 19. Gates open at 7 p.m., and movies begin at the ever-elusive time of “dusk.” The movie setup is reminiscent of old-time drive-in theaters, with movies projected on a giant outdoor screen. But instead of watching in your automobile, attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics and lots of friends and family. Food and beverage vendors will be on site with an array of sandwiches, salads and more traditional movie fare like popcorn and candy. Attendees of legal imbibing age can enjoy beer and wine. Funds from Movies in the Garden will go toward educational programs in horticulture, conservation and gardening. 7 p.m., $5, $3 IBG members and children ages 4-12, FREE for children younger than 3. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649,

while anxious participants awaited go-time. While we love a good shindig, we’re not above the law—and drinking in the street isn’t exactly legal. Bring a water bottle (it is July, after all) and be prepared to collect an object, chug a beer or perform some other super-awesome feet at each location. And don’t forget the afterparty at

Talking about thermostats is one way to cool down a dinner party conversation. Few folks want to hear about the latest in temperature control while tipping back an ice-cold cocktail. But the Nest thermostat is a bird of a different feather. On its website, Nest admits, “We didn’t think thermostats mattered either. Until we learned they control about 50 percent of our energy bill, as much as the refrigerator, lighting, TVs, computers and stereos combined.” Dubbed the “learning thermostat,” Nest assesses your daily temp control patterns to better predict your heating and cooling needs. One week after it has been installed, Nest makes a schedule for your home and adjusts it as you adjust your patterns. An Auto Away feature senses when you’ve left the house and automatically turns down the temperature. When you crank the dial to an energy-efficient temp, the Nest Leaf will appear to let you know you’re saving green. Nest also uses a Wi-Fi connection to stay abreast of weather forecasts to better gauge how the outside temperature affects your energy use. And if those features weren’t space-age enough, you can control Nest remotely with a smartphone app so the house is acceptably frigid or toasty when you walk in the door. But here’s the coolest part: Nest claims that when you teach it well, you can save up to 20 percent on your heating or cooling bill. —Tara Morgan

the last stop—we’ve upped the ante this year, with food trucks and an army of kegs. Wanna play, but don’t want to pay? Visit the promo page at and enter to win free admission. 1:30 p.m. registration, 3:15 p.m. race, $13. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., 208342-2055,

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WEDNESDAY JULY 4 Festivals & Events FORTH OF JULY LIBERTY DAY PARADE—Celebrate Independence Day with this annual parade. Departs from 10th and Jefferson streets in downtown Boise. 11 a.m. Visit for more info. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION—Watch local artists and children create chalk art and vote for your favorite, participate in children’s activities at the Boise Parks and Recreation Mobile Recreation Van, enjoy music by Desirae Bronson and Pilot Error and bring a picnic or grab some grub from one of the food vendors in the park. The fireworks display begins at approximately 10:15 p.m. and will be simulcast on Today’s Channel 6. The show will be synced with music on 107.1 FM K-HITS. 8 a.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard, Boise.

On Stage DAS BARBECU—This Texas-themed musical blends Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle operas with the state’s twang, big hair and big hats. See Picks, Page 22. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-5789122, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—The Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its rendition of this classic tale. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

Food & Drink GEM STATE KIWANIS FOURTH OF JULY PANCAKE BREAKFAST—The Gem State Kiwanis will host the 49th annual Fourth of July pancake breakfast, with plenty of pancakes, music and face painting for children. 7-11 a.m. $5 adults, $4 children and seniors, FREE for active-duty military members and their families. Gene Harris Bandshell, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise,

Calls to Artists BOISE CITY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND HISTORY— Boise 150 is an opportunity to recognize the city’s past and contemplate its future. Boise residents, businesses and organizations are invited to host community events, collect and document their histories and share in conversation about our city. To assist those interested in documenting their history, the Boise City Department of Arts and History is developing a roster of local historians. Interested historians, archivists and genealogists may view requirements at Submissions are due by noon Wednesday, July 18. Boise City Department of Arts and History, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., first floor east wing, Boise, 208-433-5670,

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’Cue the lip-licking: Ribs were in hot demand at the Northwest Ribfest.

WEED, EXPLOSIONS AND PIN UP GIRLS Weed dating is not a synonym for the college courtship process. As Boise Weekly intern Amy Merrill found out on a balmy summer evening last week, it’s a dirt- and beer-filled version of speed dating for the green-thumb set. “Bed-hopping and hoe puns flew thick and fast at the second-annual Weed Dating event hosted by Earthly Delights farm on June 28,” Merrill observed. “More than 40 participants showed up to jump into bed with each other, which was more than double the amount of RSVPs.” Teva- and shorts-sporting daters pulled unwanted plants and rotated to different areas of the farm. A row of mason jars with corresponding numbers was set up to hold notes for possible love connections. Speaking of adult fun, Discovery Center of Idaho hosted another popular Adult Night on June 28, focusing on the science of explosions. BW New Media Czar Josh Gross was there to catch all the action on video, which included an attempt to set the record for the largest Diet Coke and Mentos explosion in the state’s history. You can check it out at And speaking of explosive energy, the Knitting Factory filled with pompadours and rockabilly babes on June 29 for a concert by The Chop Tops. The event also included a vintage car show outside and a pin-up model contest. According to BW freelancer Mika Belle, “around 10 models competed in the pin-up girl contest, which awarded prizes worth hundreds of dollars. Sophie Edwina won in a jaw-dropping leopard print dress.” You can check out a photo slideshow of all the action at And moving from pin-up girls to half-naked beefcakes, Belle also swung by Tod Alan’s all-male fashion show at Azure Hair Studio on June 30. According to Belle, the show featured more than 30 “young-stud models” in brash and bold designs, but attendance was notably down from Alan’s previous shows. A photo slideshow of that event is also available at And speaking of hot slabs of meat, Gross ventured to Meridian to soak in the all-American Northwest Ribfest cooking competition in Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. But there was only one problem: There were scarcely any ribs. “Around half the food vendors were either not barbecue joints or were barbecuing something else altogether, and the barbecue stands were nearly all sold out by late afternoon on opening day,” lamented Gross. But luckily, Gross eventually tracked down some “fall off the bone ribs” and corn on the cob from the Texas Roadhouse stand. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

8 DAYS OUT BOISE CITY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND HISTORY GRANT PROGRAM—The Boise City Department of Arts and History announces the opening of its annual grant program and will accept applications for projects taking place during the 2013 calendar year, as well as from October-December 2012. The A&H grant program for 2013 will offer funding to individuals and organizations for arts- and historyrelated projects that directly correlate with Boise 150 themes: enterprise, environment and community. Applicants can apply for grant amounts between $1,000 and $5,000 in increments of $1,000. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 3. The department will offer four workshops for potential applicants through Friday, July 13. Award announcements will be made in September. Visit for more info. Boise City Department of Arts and History, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., first floor east wing, Boise, 208-433-5670,

FRIDAY JULY 6 Festivals & Events HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLDTIMEY MUSIC SERIES—Enjoy music from the Hokum Hi-Flyers while you learn square-dance moves, followed by an old-time hootenanny featuring a cast of callers. Pie Hole pizza will be served and a full bar is available with ID. 7 p.m. $5, $15 per family. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-3850111,

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: ERIC HUNTER—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian. com. DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, THE IMAGINARY INVALID—Idaho Shakespeare Festival brings this Moliere classic to life with some influences from 1960s pop culture. See Picks, Page 22. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-336-9221,

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT—Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre’s Summer Children’s Theater Group presents this Broadway hit. Dinner is not offered with this production. Student rush tickets are offered 10 minutes before curtain time if available. 8 p.m. $15-$18, $10 student rush. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR—Inspired by playwright Neil Simon’s youthful experiences, a writing staff scrambles to top each other while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince. See Arts News, Page 42. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise, 208-3422000,

THURSDAY JULY 5 Festivals & Events TUSCANY ON TENTH—Enjoy complementary wine cups, artisan pizza from Red Oven, raku firing (glaze a pot and fire it), a raffle, silent auction and Build and Bid, during which potters will build while you bid and select your own glaze. Proceeds benefit Boulder Mountain Clayworks. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $50. Boulder Mountain Clayworks, 417 E. 10th St., Ste. B6, Ketchum, 208-726-4484,

On Stage CINDERELLA—Broadway’s magical musical comedy about a working girl who can’t catch a break comes to life in this enchanting version of one of the most-beloved fairy tales of all time. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre. com. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: ERIC HUNTER—Catch the comedic stylings of this funny man. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208906-0658, DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, LIQUID LAUGHS: LOCAL SHOW—Featuring Jennifer Adams, Matt Bragg and Gabe Dunn. See Picks, Page 22. 8 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Kids & Teens KINDERGARTEN READINESS—Prepare your children for kindergarten. 1 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-4722941, TEEN CLUB—Teens in grades seven-12 can share stories, practice skills and talk about writing with their peers. All genres are welcome, including novel writing, blogging, poetry, comics and screenwriting. Make new connections and get fresh ideas, and try the new teen media center. 4 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, TEEN MATINEE—Kids ages 12-18 can enjoy new releases and classic favorites on the library’s bigscreen TV. 4 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700,

Odds & Ends THE LETTER X AT THE REUSE MARKET—X marks the spot for hidden treasure. Find The Letter X at the ReUse Market and discover a variety of wonders for local creatives. Enjoy beer provided by Ninkasi Brewing Company, and peruse handmade jewelry, art and other miscellaneous creations by The Letter X, inspired by woodland creatures, nostalgia and the Wild West. Or find the tools to create something of your own with supplies from the ReUse Market. 5-9 p.m. FREE. ReUse Market, 1517 W. Main St., Boise, 208-901-4149,


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8 DAYS OUT LEGALLY BLONDE—The hilarious MGM film is now a smash hit musical. When sorority queen Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend, she is determined to get him back. So she grabs her Chihuahua, puts down her credit cards, hits the books and sets out to go where no other Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, LIQUID LAUGHS: LOCAL SHOW—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379,

SATURDAY JULY 7 Festivals & Events BARS AND STRIPES—Celebrate Boise Weekly’s Coldest Beer issue with booze and bicycles at the annual Bars and Stripes Alley Cat Race. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. at BWHQ, race kicks off at 3:15 p.m. and concludes with a big ol’ party you won’t want to miss. Cash only for registration fee. See Picks, Page 22. 1:30 p.m. registration, 3:15 p.m. race. $13. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., 208-344-2055, boiseweekly. com. LAVENDER FESTIVAL AT THE MARKET—In addition to the locally grown goodness found every week at the Capital City Public Market, vendors will showcase lavender products including bouquets, wreaths, wands, sachets, oil and bath, body and home products. Lavender culinary creations will be available to sample, including shortbread cookies, goat cheese and chocolate fudge. See Food News, Page 48. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Eighth Street from Bannock Street to the Grove and Idaho Street between Capital Boulevard and Ninth Street.

LISTEN: ORAL HISTORY TRAINING PROJECT—The Boise City Department of Arts and History presents this oral history training program for children and teens ages 9 to 18. Connect with older generations in order to help foster appreciation for their contributions and experiences. Visit for more info. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Boise Senior Activity Center, 690 Robbins Road, Garden City, 208345-9921.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-3369221, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT— See Friday. 8 p.m. $15-$18, $10 student rush. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,

Odds & Ends CAVING TRIP—Explore several lava tubes located north of Shoshone, with the guidance of experienced cavers. You will encounter everything from large walking passages to low crawls through lava formations and remnants of Idaho’s volcanic past frozen in stone. Helmets, headlamps and knee pads will be provided. Participants should be in good physical condition and prepared to walk, stoop and crawl on hands and knees. Bring a lunch, camera and a sense of adventure. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $30. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208468-5858,

LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR—See Friday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise, 208-3422000, LIQUID LAUGHS: LOCAL SHOW—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379,

Literature GROWN-UP STORIES OUT LOUD—Story time isn’t just for kids. Sit back and listen to specially trained readers share tales. Refreshments will be served. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-8884451,

Animals & Pets POP’S DOG HOUSE—Visit the Idaho Humane Society and adopt a new member to your family. Meet Serena, a miniature horse, Scooby Doo and Hot Dog Harry. Pet food donations will be welcomed. Pop’s Dog House will donate 15 percent of all its hot dog/sausage sales to IHS. Noon3 p.m. Idaho Humane Society, 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise, 208-342-3508,

Kids & Teens KINDERGARTEN READINESS—See Thursday. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941,

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

NOCHES FLAMENCO SATURDAYS—Music and dance performance by Luis de la Tota (Jerez, Spain), Estefanía “La Ichi,” Juan Sefardi and La Escuela de Ritmo. Also, exhibit on flamenco and culture of southern Spain, tapas Andaluz and refreshments, demo dance/ rhythm class and more. For more info, email nwfcollective@ $5-$10 donations, FREE for kids. Escuela de Ritmo Dance Studio, 4507 Alamosa St., Boise.

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: ERIC HUNTER—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail

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8 DAYS OUT SUNDAY JULY 8 Festivals & Events UNION PACIFIC’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY—Get ready for some rail-related fun as Union Pacific celebrates its 150th anniversary with a FREE community-wide event. Locomotives and the railroad’s traveling exhibit, The Promontory museum car, will be stationed behind the depot. The Promontory includes several artifacts, including railroad construction tools and remnants from UP’s earliest days, as well as stereo cards from the company’s one-of-a-kind collection, and a 65-inch touch screen highlighting many of the communities the car will be visiting in 2012. The railroad’s most popular goodwill ambassador, the UP 956 miniature train, will be giving rides. See Picks, Page 23. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Boise Train Depot, 2603 Eastover Terrace, Boise.

KIDS’ ART CAMP—Children of all ages can participate in this art camp with a curriculum tailored to the attending group. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Cost includes all tools and materials, as well as a healthy snack. Call 208-919-3635 or email to register. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. $75 per week, $25 per day. 1804 Vermont Ave., Boise, 208-919-3635.


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

CINDERELLA—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre. com.

On Stage

DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122,

THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-336-9221,

Workshops & Classes HAZARDS IN THE CHILD CARE SETTING—This workshop will discuss hidden hazards in the home. The class is designed for child care providers, but the public is welcome to attend. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 208-327-7499. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Central District Health Department, 707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise, 208-375-5211,

On Stage THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Friday. 7 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-336-9221, LIQUID LAUGHS: LOCAL SHOW—Featuring Jennifer Adams, Matt Bragg and Gabe Dunn. 8 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Workshops & Classes SACRED BUDDHIST DANCE OF NEPAL WORKSHOP—The goals of the dance are yogic mastery of the body, refinement of emotions and deepened spiritual awareness. It is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in healing arts, sacred movement, meditation, Buddhism or Asian practices and performance traditions. Led by LiAnne Takeuchi Hunt, director of Dance Mandal Boise. 1-2:30 p.m. $15-$20. Heart of Dharma Prajna Meditation Center, Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Ste. 329, Boise,

Odds & Ends DANCE LESSONS—Learn some moves from members of the High Desert Swing Dance Club. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,

MONDAY JULY 9 On Stage FIDDLER ON THE ROOF—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

Green NATIVE PLANTS THAT BEAT THE HEAT—Learn about the Intermountain native plants suitable for Treasure Valley landscapes, including heat-tolerant shrubs, perennial flowers and grasses. Participants should be prepared to tour the garden grounds. 7 p.m. $15, $10 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-3438649,

Kids & Teens CHILDREN’S ACTING CLASS—Children ages 8-15 will learn acting skills at this week-long intensive, concluding Friday, July 13. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. $265. The Open Space, 12 N. Fisher Park Way in Eagle Island Crossing, Eagle, 208-938-6128,


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8 DAYS OUT SPECIAL-FOCUS COLLEGE APPLICATIONS—Better understand special-focus applications, such as those for highly selective colleges, engineering schools, fine arts academies and the like. Step Ahead Idaho, a nonprofit college advising organization, is offering this FREE seminar for high-school students and their parents. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., 208-3369221,

Kids & Teens

Workshops & Classes

SUMMER DANCE PARTY—All ages are invited to dance to old favorites and learn some new moves in an exciting show of music and lights. 2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700,

ACT II—Acting workshop designed for adults ages 55 and older taught by Company of Fools’ Core Company artist Denise Simone. No prior theater experience is necessary. Visit for more info. 1-3 p.m. $175. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org.

LEGALLY BLONDE—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$18 MondayThursday shows, Friday-Saturday shows $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523,

Odds & Ends SILVER CITY AND OWHYEE COUNTY MUSEUM ROAD TRIP—Enjoy a road trip back in time to the Owhyee County Museum and historic Silver City. Take a picnic lunch or enjoy lunch at the historic Idaho Hotel. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $20. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

WEDNESDAY JULY 11 Festivals & Events

Kids & Teens CHILDREN’S ART EDUCATION SESSIONS—Children will be encouraged to use their imagination while working with various media and techniques, focusing on the experience rather than the end product. Dress for fun and a mess. 10-11:15 a.m. Art Explorers (ages 4-6); 11:45


a.m.–12:30 p.m. Toddlers Too (ages 20 months to 3 years); 1–2:15 p.m. Junior Artists (ages 7-12). $45-$50. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, MUSIC CAMP—Sign up to participate in a four-week music camp where young musicians will meet Wednesdays and Fridays to practice singing and playing instruments in preparation for a concert for parents in August. For ages 8-12. 2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, adalib. org.

Odds & Ends 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 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208562-4995, boisepubliclibrary. org.


PATAGONIA: STRONGHOLD OF ANDEAN CONDORS—Lorenzo Sympson discusses his work in Patagonia, Argentina, with a healthy, stable population of Andean condors. With spectacular photography, he presents an overview of the current situation, reasons that might endanger wild populations, and how people can act responsibly to conserve them. Free and open to the public. Reception at 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. FREE. World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, 208-3628687,

On Stage COSMIC COMIC SWAMI BEYONDANANDA—Catch this comic who sings, rocks a “moosafix” and turban, and works in a uniquely clean, non-insulting way. For more info, visit Tickets available at Dunia Marketplace, or at The event is a fundraiser for Dunia Marketplace and Corpus Christi House. 7 p.m. $20 adv., $25 door. Bridge Event Center, 6200 N. Garrett St., Boise, 208-891-8081. DAS BARBECU—See Wednesday, July 4. 7 p.m. $10-$30. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, companyoffools. org.

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RARE BIRD Quintron finds novel ways to express himself CHRIS PARKER

He might be a visionary or a kook. These days, it can be hard to tell. But there’s no denying the inventiveness of the Big Easy organ-rocking iconoclast Quintron. The son of an electrical engineer, Quintron, or Robert Rolston, has constructed a bevy of odd musical devices, most notably the Drum Buddy, an oscillating light-activated drum machine. He’s also released more than a dozen albums during the last 18 years, synthesizing a blend of exotica, garage and swamp rock, girl-group pop, New Orleans funk and Sun Records rockabilly into something vibrant, unbowed and a bit gritty. His music is not unlike the city itself. While not a native of New Orleans, Quintron has always felt the music scene’s Quintron’s Robert Rolston is always surrounded by his Buddys. pull. The son of a military man, Rolston was born in Germany in the late ’60s, but soon wound up in St. Louis. Sick of his hometown, one thing in particular, but that was like an “It was a terrible idea on my part, thinkhe went to Chicago when he graduated high instant that sparked that phrase. It’s also ing that I could really tune people out. I school and started an underground club in about the certain way some of us live our fucking hated being there when there were his living room called the Milk of Burgundy. lives for the benefit of others to vicariously a lot of people. It totally froze me up,” he “It’s the same old story—nobody will said. “When it came to singing, thinking and live through.” book my band, so I’m going to turn my When not dealing with the personal matsongwriting, there was no way I could do place into a venue and people will come,” ters that have consumed much of the duo’s that in public.” said Quintron. energy the last year, Quintron and Miss Instead, he spent the daylight hours As much a showman as a musician, Pussycat have worked on the second season editing and devising parts for the ambient Quintron was drawn to theater early on and of Trixie and the Treetrunks. Now indepensecond half of the album. It’s drawn from attended the Goodman School of Drama dent, they raised money for the project via thousands of hours of field recordings taken in Chicago for a year before dropping out Kickstarter and filmed it over the past few walking around City Park in New Orleans, to pursue his band MATH. After the band months. They plan to edit it in August and layered with often-subtle instrumental parts broke up in 1994, Rolston embarked on take the show to film festivals in the fall. and ambient drones. After hours, he worked his first solo tour and was booked in the Quintron has also been tinkering with a on writing the songs and performing them, Pussycat Caverns, an illegal club operated contraption that he calls the Singing House. creating his own A Night in the Museum. by, naturally, Miss Pussycat. The connection “I would not trade that experience for the He has created an analog drum synthesizer was instantaneous and the couple have been with a sustained tone that changes based on world—being able to be there until 3 a.m. together ever since. the weather outside. King Crimson may have surrounded by the artwork in the museum They’ve even united their creative purwritten, “I Talk to the Wind,” but Quintron by myself, just jamming out and making suits. Not only does Miss Pussycat offer has given it the tools to talk back. backing vocals for Quintron’s performances, new songs,” he said. “But at the end of the “There’s a wind-speed anemometer, rain but she puts on extraordinary puppet shows day, it’s just an album and I have to go write and humidity receptors and a sun intensity another one.” that precede his perdetector constantly modulating an e-major While Quintron is formances. She’s been chord drone, which is always present. It’s customarily humble, Quintron and Miss Pussycat with DJ Dusty. doing puppetry for Monday, July 9, 8 p.m., piped into every room of my house,” Quinhe acknowledged that years and even had an $8-$10. this might be his most- tron explained. online series, Trixie NEUROLUX He even uses it as an alarm clock—the polished release—if and the Treetrunks on 111 N. 11th St. gathering tone of the sun’s rise gently waksuch a term can be Vice’s since-deceased 208-343-0886 ing him. applied to his grimy, online TV station, “It slowly creeps in and, all of a sudorgan-garage sound. VBS. In 2010, she den, your eyes are open. It’s a much more The album certainly and Quintron were has some of his strongest songs, including the healthy way to wake up than a dinging bell invited to do an exhibit at the New Orleans or something that jars you out of sleep,” infectiously greasy and epic jam “New Years Museum of Art. he said. “I think there are health benefits to Night” and “Face Down in the Gutter,” Since Miss Pussycat works in a visual being bathed in constant major chord drone which is grimly upbeat, like Suicide covering medium, a display of her creations was a at low volume. I could see it being useful in the New Pornographers. In fact, the song’s no-brainer, but Quintron was puzzled by hospitals, hotels or offices. It’s novel and cool genesis came from just such a moment. what he might contribute. He decided to and being connected to the weather, which “I got beaten up, my eardrum punched record his next album, 2011’s Sucre Du out and ended, literally, face down in the gut- makes you feel whole in a weird way.” Sauvage, at the museum behind the display One might describe a Quintron and Miss ter,” Quintron said. “It’s about being as low glass. He vastly underestimated how he’d Pussycat show the same way. as you can get. None of my songs are about feel as a zoo exhibit.

Asher Roth will rise from his bread bed for a make-up show in Boise.

MASSV SHAKEDOWN Rapper Asher Roth may have taken a bit of the fun out of the debut Sunday Funday party June 24 in downtown Boise by missing his plane, but he’ll be making it up soon enough. Roth is working on a new date, but as of press time the details had yet to be finalized. Check Cobweb for updates. Tickets for the original show will be honored. Another big shindig that has moved a few things around is the debut MASSV Music Festival in Ketchum, which takes place Friday, July 13-Saturday, July 14. Originally billed as a strictly electronic festival headlined by Austin, Texas, laser-lords Ghostland Observatory, a grip of less space-age bands have now been added to the bill, including a few of Boise’s best en route to the Underground Music Showcase in Denver. National acts added to the bill include Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Adventure Club, Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, B-Side Players and more. Stay tuned to BW for a more in-depth look at the history and potential impacts of MASSV in the Wednesday, July 11, issue. Sun Valley will also host The Sun Valley Shakedown Saturday, July 7, at Festival Meadows. The big throwdown will feature performances from JJ Grey and Mofro, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and DJ Logic, all timed to coincide with the conclusion of the Ride Sun Valley bike festival. So if you’re planning to attend expect Spandex. See the Music Guide on Page 41 for details. Another place you can plan to attend once more is The Bouquet, which was reopened on a limited basis in late June. Owner Tyson Twilegar told BW he has reopened the club as a cash-only bar on weekends. According to Twilegar, the stage will host a rotating variety of local acts doing residencies and there will be no covers. For now. Twilegar also mentioned the likelihood of a performance from former Boise band Neo Tundra Cowboy, which relocated to Nashville, Tenn., in 2011. Twilegar added that he’s working on a plan to reopen the club on a broader level, including touring acts and regular hours. And finally, Pengilly’s, which hosts Boise’s marquee open mic night on Mondays, has switched up its system. Instead of putting their names on a list, musicians will now put their names in a hat to be drawn at random. The number of names allowed into the hat is capped, but if the hat is drained, another round is started. Rob Hill, who helps run Pengilly’s open mic, told BW that it is a better system because it prevents people from showing up as early as 6 p.m., and then leaving until it is their turn to play. —Josh Gross


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CONCERTS IN THE GARAGE— Featuring Douglas Cameron and Boise Rock School bands. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Rock School

BEN BURDICK—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

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

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

DC3—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BOISE MUSIC FESTIVAL, JULY 7, EXPO IDAHO Audiophiles are decidedly unstoked about the Boise Music Festival. “Smash Mouth is so old, it might as well change its name to Smash Dentures,” they mutter to one another in their moms’ basements. But the thing that is less talked about than the stars of decades past on the main stage is how many local and upcoming bands are on the bill. There are five other stages, each with a full program of groups that runs from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. So you could sweat it out to see Ryan Star at 900 yards back, or you could check out indie rockers Uintahs, pop-punkers Hotel Chelsea, jam-band Dangerbeard or even Boise’s answer to Rebecca Black, Mr. Summertime in Boise himself, Poppa Joe. Those groups and dozens more are all at the same festival and equally FREE. —Josh Gross 10 a.m.-10 p.m., FREE, but tickets are required. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City. Visit the calendar for info on where to pick up tickets.

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VOLBEAT—With Hellyeah and Iced Earth. 7:30 p.m. $32-$65. Knitting Factory


LITTLE WOW DUO—7 p.m. FREE. Montego Bay

FIRST THURSDAY LIVE—Featuring Sunnyvale String Band, Johnny Butler, Hecktor Pecktor, Marshal Poole and the Eight Street Cello Quartet. 10 p.m. $2. Red Room

PAMELA DEMARCHE—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

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

BOOM CHICK—With Restavant. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

REBECCA SCOTT—With Robb Hill and Debbie Sager. 8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar

CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE ROYALTY—With Infantree, First Borns, The Day Job, Space Car and King Elephant. 6 p.m. $7. Venue

GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE—Featuring Ryan Peck and Andrew Stensaas. 6:30 p.m. $10, $7 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

HILLFOLK NOIR—9 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek


JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle



NAOMI PSALM—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

LAST KING OUTLAW—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid

OUTLAW KINGS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

LIKE A ROCKET—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


IDOLS—With To the Wind, March of Martyrs, Year from Now and Where We Are Now. 7 p.m. $7. Venue



JOHNNY BUTLER—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain-Meridian Dangerbeard

ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5:30 p.m. FREE. FlatbreadMeridian


BLANCA MORA WITH RED HOT AND BLUE—9 p.m. FREE. District Coffeehouse

IDAHO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE—Featuring Sam Mattise, Rod Dyer and Wendy Matson. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

BOISE MUSIC FESTIVAL—Featuring LL Cool J, Smash Mouth, Kellie Pickler and more. See Listen Here, this page. 10 a.m. FREE. Expo Idaho ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid GO LISTEN BOISE DANCE PARTY—Featuring Edmond Dantes, The Dirty Moogs and the Prisms. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux IDAHO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE—Featuring Brady Hammon, Andy Byron and Doug Petcash. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper

TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill


GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE KEVIN KIRK AND SALLY TIBBS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s ROBIN SCOTT—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid SIMON JOYNER—With Tristan. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux STAR WARS PARTY—With The Sneezz, The Meatballs and Hot Dog Sandwich. 8 p.m. $2. Red Room SUN VALLEY SHAKEDOWN— Featuring JJ Grey and Mofro, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and DJ Logic. See Noise News, Page 39. 5 p.m. $34. Sun Valley Festival Meadows TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS—8:30 p.m. $21-$35. Knitting Factory TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

MUSIC FROM STANLEY—Featuring Shon Sanders and Fiona Luray. 4 p.m. FREE. Redfish Lake Lodge



PAT RICE—1:30 p.m. FREE. Solid

ATYPICAL TUESDAY—Featuring Project 213, Clark and the Himselfs and Laffing Hyenas. 8:30 p.m. $1. Red Room

ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears with Bruce Alkire-Frogs of the North. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

SUNNYVALE STRINGBAND—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s TERRI EBERLEIN—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill THE VAN PAEPEGHEM QUARTET—1:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar


BLAZE AND KELLY—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers ELLIE AND KILEY SHAW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar HELIGOATS—With The Gunfighters, Alex Richards Band and DJ Brian Boru. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux

DEATH RAY—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement

HOT CHELLE RAE—See Listen Here, this page. 7:30 p.m. $20-$45. Knitting Factory

PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Boise

QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSY CAT—With DJ Dusty C. See Noise, Page 39. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

THE SCENE AESTHETIC—6 p.m. $12. Venue


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


THOMAS PAUL—8 p.m. FREE. Red Feather

JOHNNY SHOES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

TRAVIS WARD—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid


BARBARA LAING—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BURLEY GRIMES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s FRIM FRAM FELLAS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar JERRY AND THE FABULOUS BLUE RAYZ—7 p.m. FREE. Montego Bay JJ GREY AND MOFRO—7:30 p.m. $16-$30. Knitting Factory RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SUMMER BEACH BLAST—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s WAITING FOR A LION—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

HOT CHELLE RAE, JULY 10, KFCH When you’ve missed your ride home, lost your iPhone and the girl you like thinks you’re gay, take solace in knowing that pop-rock foursome Hot Chelle Rae knows exactly how you feel. Sporting wifebeaters and sleeve tattoos, Nashville, Tenn.based Hot Chelle Rae is leading the boy band revival like ’N Sync’s edgy older brother. The band’s breakout single “Tonight, Tonight” crashed onto the Billboard Top 100 this summer with pop-culture-referencing lyrics and a “la, la, la” refrain that, once heard, will never be purged from your head. Mixing upbeat piano and guitar riffs with positive lyrics, Hot Chelle Rae tops it all off with a little hip-hop swagger, challenging you not to dance your pants off. For the epitome of summer party music, don’t miss Hot Chelle Rae at the Knitting Factory on Tuesday, July 10. —Christina Marfice


Don’t know a venue? Visit for addresses, phone numbers and a map.

6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show, $20-$45. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,

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HITTING A WALL Ranu Mukherjee’s “Camper Van, Elisabeth Setten” will be camped out in Ketchum.

LAUGHTER AND CAMP As any outdoor zealot will tell you, there’s an art to camping—scouting the proper tent site, constructing a contained fire and preparing a four-star meal in a Dutch oven. But camping and art do not frequently mix. Until now. From Friday, July 13–Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will present Making Camp, a multimedia exhibition that will erect a shrine to the survivalist pastime inside the white walls of an art gallery. Seven artists—including William Lewis, Ranu Mukherjee and Richard Bosman—will present “paintings, drawings, photographs, quilted sculptures and video work whose subject matter ranges from cabins and campfires to refugee camps in Haiti and the Middle East to nomadism in Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter.” During the Gallery Walk on Friday, July 6, an outside installation at Second Avenue and Fourth Street in Ketchum will include three art tents from regional artists Nathan Barnes and Mallory Kappmeyer, Diana L. Baumbach and Earle Swope. For more info on the exhibition, visit And moving from ground-hugging tents to big city skyscrapers, Stage Coach Theatre is staging Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor from Friday, July 6, through Saturday, July 21, at its new permanent location, 4802 Emerald St. Laughter on the 23rd Floor was inspired by Simon’s experience working as a comedy writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows. According to Stagecoach, the play “takes a look at the backstage chaos that goes into writing and producing a show during the 1950s golden age of television.” For more info and tickets, visit And speaking of TV comedies, Boise Contemporary Theater is kicking off its 2012-2013 season with a play by New Girl writer Kim Rosenstock called Tigers Be Still. The play runs Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 10. BCT’s second play, Damascus by Andrew Weems (Namaste Man), runs from Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 22. The following production is a world premiere from Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark called A Nighttime Survival Guide. The play will run Wednesday, Jan. 30, through Saturday, March 2, 2013. BCT’s season finale is another world premiere: Graphic Depictions by Eric Coble (The Velocity of Autumn). It runs Wednesday, April 3, through Saturday, April 27, 2013.

When commercial galleries close, artists look elsewhere ANDREW CRISP After more than 30 years in business, Randall Brown was forced to close the doors of Brown’s Gallery in March. In a window flanking the large wooden doors, a “for rent” sign advertised available space in the 8th Street Marketplace building. “We were able to get a large, secure storage unit,” said Brown. “Our stuff is all stacked very nicely inside. It’s a vacant store, basically.” But Brown’s is only the latest in a string of gallery changes. When the recession hit in 2008, it sent shocks through Boise’s small art market. J Crist closed its doors in 2009 and longtime Basement Gallery owner Perry Allen sold his space to new owners in 2009. But while the commercial gallery scene has wilted, other, more eclectic art spaces have sprouted up. New cooperative spaces like Green Chutes, Enso Artspace and Black Hunger all offer a different take. On what seems to be every corner in Boise, coffeeshops and retail spots are now brimming with art, their formerly naked walls festooned with color. While one might assume these exhibits are preened by an in-house curator, it turns out that many artists hang the work themselves out of necessity. Local artist Travis Campion has hung pieces at Flying M Coffee House and other shops during the last 20 years, including a rare art show at Neurolux, a smattering of local galleries and a former clothing shop, all with mixed results. He doesn’t discount the coffeeshops but said they don’t carry the same professional clout as galleries. “With the prices I ask for my art, it’s difficult to sell at a coffeeshop,” said Campion. “I’m not going to spend two weeks or a month on a painting and sell it for $50 or less.” Campion’s paintings resemble Victorian portraiture and he often employs coffee for its antiquing power. He said space is limited for work like his in Boise. “If it weren’t for Sam Stimpert and Anneliessa Marie Balk at the Visual Arts Collective, as well as the Basement Gallery, we’d be stuck with having to show our stuff at minor venues such as coffeeshops, boutiques and bars,” said Campion. Kirsten Furlong, a Boise State art instructor, artist and gallery director of the Visual Arts Center, also has strong opinions on the matter. She said coffeeshops aren’t a smart bet for artists unless no other options exist. “I have a particular take on this, which may not be the popular take,” cautioned Furlong. “For artists preparing to be professional artists,

Coffeeshops can be both a boon and a burden for emerging professional artists.

I think showing your work in a coffeeshop, a restaurant, a hair salon, a cafe, a retail store—I think that’s a final resort when you don’t have any other options.” While she acknowledged the success of the Flying M model as an example of the coffeeshop gallery done right—with its annual Valentine for AIDS art auction—she said a business needs to focus on helping artists in order for the trade-off to work. “It’s truly setting aside space, where the artists and the business owners are working together,” Furlong said. “Places like the Flying M, they market it, they promote it and people are expecting it—it’s part of their business. It’s somebody specifically organizing it with respect to the artists and not just decor for the space.” Located somewhere between the coffeeshop and the dedicated commercial gallery are flexible spaces, like VAC and the Linen Building, where art is welcomed with opening celebrations and evenings of music or performance art during the venue’s fluctuating schedule. But Furlong said those spaces can be a risk for artists, since some spaces don’t offer full insurance. Though VAC offers up to $2 million in coverage for any art on display and the Linen Building offers protection for the full price value of work, a bar or coffeeshop may not. “I recently had a show at the Linen Building,” said Furlong. “There were certain things they could and couldn’t do. It was a little nerve-wracking.” Furlong cautions artists to ask about insurance or carry their own. But Jane Brumfield, who owns Basement Gallery with her husband Mike, said that art is shown in less-professional settings for a different reason. She said there just isn’t enough space in Boise for showing art at any level, whether it’s coffeeshop, retail gallery or mixeduse space like VAC or the Linen Building. “The coffeeshop art scene is great,” said Brumfield. “But I think the best art scenes have a wide provision of spaces. To have a healthy

art scene, all of those have to be present.” Brumfield added that while First Thursday brings people through her gallery, the idea that it leads to big sales is a myth, and dedicated galleries are struggling because of that. “First Thursday is a social event,” she said. “It doesn’t equate to actual sales. Threehundred to 500 people come through, but visiting a gallery is not supporting a gallery. Buying art is supporting a gallery. We don’t typically have a lot of sales, and they’re typically small sales.” Furlong agreed that Boise is low on gallery spaces but said that doesn’t hurt the art scene. Rather, it’s just part of the changing tide. “I think the much-better options are the people who are creating their own spaces,” said Furlong. “I think the best examples of that are Enso Artspace and Black Hunger. Artists are just working together to create a space that is a gallery, and it’s properly showcasing and contextualizing the work.” Black Hunger is an artists’ collective and studio space in the North End that doesn’t have a sales goal. The artists involved said they are trying to build a scene, one that could help push Boise out of the coffeeshop mindset. Erin Cunningham, an art instructor at Boise State, visual artist and Black Hunger member, said the gallery is a response to Boise’s changing arts scene. “Black Hunger is different. We came together because we wanted a place to work. The gallery came second,” she said. “We sell nothing. We just want to look at it—whatever is on display—for a night and maybe have a conversation.” While people on the outside might suggest Boise’s art scene is limited, gallery owners say that the groundswell of emerging artists is here and it’s growing. But the next rung, blending a local art scene into a regional or national scene, still needs work. “It’s about mobilizing the community and keeping real art alive in a place that is often indifferent to it, or thinks it can be bought in the mall,” said Cunningham.

—Tara Morgan

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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings


MOVIE MADNESS—Different movies screened at each installment with a “dream big” or “you too can save the world” theme. Thursday, July 5, 3 p.m.; Tuesday, July 10, 1 p.m.; Wednesday, July 11, 1 p.m; FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, EVIL WINE INVASION—This film series is about cult, banned or quality Idaho-produced films. Monday, July 9, 9:30 p.m. FREE. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: MAMMA MIA!—Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy movies on the outdoor big screen. Food and beverage vendors will provide snacks and summer treats. Movies start at dusk. See Picks, Page 33. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m. $5, $3 IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

Opening KATY PERRY: PART OF ME—A big-screen look at the pop superstar’s life on and off stage. (PG) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED—An undercover reporter is sent to investigate an advertisement for a traveling companion that reads: “Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed.” This film won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. (R) The Flicks SAVAGES—Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir star in this thriller about a marijuana-growing trio, the Mexican Baja Cartel and a dirty DEA agent. (R) Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22 TO ROME WITH LOVE—(See review, This page.) The new romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen was filmed in Italy. Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Roberto Benigni, Ellen Page and Penelope Cruz are among the ensemble players in four stories set in Rome. (PG-13) The Flicks

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ROMAN HOLIDAY Woody Allen’s new European adventure, To Rome With Love GEORGE PRENTICE To Rome With Love—this year’s cappuccino to last summer’s aperitif, when Woody Allen invited us to visit Paris at midnight—is a frothy sip of the Eternal City, the filmmaker’s latest stop on his quite successful world tour. Though not among his absolute best, Allen’s Roman Holiday holds its own among the Italian ruins and remains a lovely flight of fancy, worthy of a midsummer night’s visit. Perhaps the most surprising element of Will Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg find eternal love in the Eternal City? the film, a collage of lighter-than-meringue fables, is the appearance of Allen himself in his first on-screen role since 2006’s muchin Spain, and one of his best-ever in France: La Scala (complete with soap, shampoo and forgotten Scoop, and more than three last year’s Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris. loofah) is a fun-soaked delight. decades since his halcyon days of Annie Hall It was quite natural for Rome to follow. I must admit to a severe mental block and Manhattan. In his latest foray, Allen Perhaps Allen’s European adventure was selfplays Jerry, a retired classical music promoter, when approaching a Woody Allen film. I’ve imposed rehabilitation; maybe it was fate. never been able to husband to Phyllis look past his repulsive I’m guessing it was a bit of both. (Judy Davis), father As usual, Allen surrounds himself with personal behavior, but to Hayley (Alison Pill) TO ROME WITH LOVE (R) some of the best talent available his new film: somehow, his last few and curmudgeon to Directed by Woody Allen films have offered fine Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope everyone else on the Starring Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and entertainment. planet. Jerry equates Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin Ellen Page. And of course, Allen’s usual –isms In 1996, Allen his retirement with Opens Friday at The Flicks (existentialism, narcissism, romanticism) are pulled up stakes from death, so when he in full bloom. Neurosis is practically Allen’s his beloved Manhatencounters mortician costar. tan, embarking on a Giancarlo (opera star Above all, Allen is a master of framing the Fabio Armiliato in his film debut), who sings European jazz tour, temporarily halting his world’s wonders through a camera lens. As film career in favor of playing clarinet with angelically but only in the shower, Jerry is he so gloriously captured the canyons of New the New Orleans Jazz Band. Perhaps he was certain that he has discovered the world’s York in Manhattan a generation ago, Allen scouting locations to enhance his film work, next great tenor. Trouble is, Giancarlo now showcases Rome’s vistas in that perfect which by then was quite stale. doesn’t sing that well when he’s dry. The So when he was ready to return to cinema slice of twilight when day becomes evening. conceit is nothing new, and while audiences Allen broke away from his New York state of Perhaps Allen’s Rome is more Americano can see where the plot is heading from a than cappuccino, but it’s worth a sip or two. mind to film three swell movies in London, piazza away, the opportunity to hear Armiliato sing a very damp Pagliacci on the stage of an even better film (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) And maybe a biscotti to go.

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1. 21 JUMP STREET First week in release.

2. BIG MIRACLE First week in release.

3. PROJECT X First week in release.

4. MACHINE GUN PREACHER First week in release.

5. WRATH OF THE TITANS First week in release.



Jeff Daniels plays fed up fictional news anchor Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin’s latest TV drama.

ANCHOR STEAM HBO’s The Newsroom tackles journalistic integrity GEORGE PRENTICE a superb cast, led by the too-rarely seen Jeff The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s HBO sumDaniels as Will McAvoy, anchor and manmer sizzler, doesn’t resemble any real-life aging editor of the fictional News Night. newsroom in our universe. And that’s why The first 10 minutes of the premiere episode it’s so much fun. Anyone expecting Sorkin’s of The Newsroom will secure Daniels his fictional Atlantis Cable News Network to first Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a be modeled after CNN, MSNBC or any Dramatic Series. Bet your house on it. His network news operation is probably still supporting cast includes Emily Mortimer, waiting for Jed Bartlet, Sorkin’s idyllic U.S. Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston president on The West Wing, to throw and, in a nice inside joke, Jane Fonda (rehis hat into the current race for the White member Fonda was once the bride of CNN House. It won’t happen. Get over it. The Newsroom, currently airing first-run founder Ted Turner). Sorkin, who has seen much success episodes on Sunday evenings on HBO, has of late on the big screen with Moneyball come under some intense crossfire from and The Social Network, has returned to members of the fourth estate. ABC’s Jake television to bite the hand that fed him so Tapper dubbed the show “The Snoozwell. He amassed Emmy, Golden Globe eroom” in The New Republic, writing that and Peabody awards aplenty for The West the broadcast was “sadly disappointing” Wing, Sports Night and Studio 60 on the and that Sorkin had a “well known penSunset Strip, Even his latest Broadway play, chant for projecting his political fantasies The Farnsworth Invention, considered the onto his protagonists.” Dave Marash, invention of television. another broadcaster who has bounced Sorkin is a singular talent and, maybe from CBS to ABC to Al Jazeera newsmore than any other scribe, is the ideal rooms, wrote “the news is not good” for person to skewer the The Newsroom and small screen and its accused Sorkin of struggle to secure “mere exploitation.” The Newsroom airs Sundays at 8 p.m. MST on HBO. journalistic integrity. But viewers “We don’t do good expecting a neatly television—we do the balanced Harvard news,” shouts McAvoy to a network hack. debate concerning journalistic ethics are The Newsroom is, perhaps, a bit too best advised to look elsewhere. Sorkin’s earnest, but it is television with a bit of an primary goal, which he achieves in abunaftertaste. And if Sorkin isn’t your cup of dance, is to entertain. The Newsroom is a arsenic, I’m certain there’s something on the smart, snappy, character-driven drama for other 430 channels to your liking. As for a discerning audience. Wimps and whiners me, I’ll continue watching the newsroom of need not apply. Sorkin has filled his faux-newsroom with my dreams. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

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BURN OUT Brundage’s new Four-Cross Course lets you bring out your competitive nature.

SUMMER SKI AREAS It wasn’t all that long ago that someone at some ski area somewhere realized that there might be something better to do with a ski hill during the summer months than just letting the lifts sit still. Ski areas everywhere have introduced summer recreation programs, with many building full-on mountain-bike trail systems across the slopes. Some are even kind enough to offer you and your bike a ride to the top on those very lifts that carried you and your skis a few months ago. Brundage Mountain in McCall just happens to be one of those resorts, and the area kicked off its summer season with all of its more than 20 miles of trails open, as well as its Blue Bird high-speed quad. Anyone who wants to take his or her bike to the top can ride the chairlift for $30 for a full-day pass, or $15 for a one-ride pass. Ages 7-14 and 70 and older can ride for $20 for the day or $7 for one trip. Bike and equipment rentals are available on site. Of course, you don’t have to have a bike to take advantage of the lift to enjoy the view. Scenic chairlift rides cost $10 for adults or $5 for ages 7-14 or 70 and older. Those looking for a new adventure can check out the just-opened four-cross course, which Brundage installed over the spring. The course offers head-to-head riding for the competitive at heart. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, but the resort has added a few bonus days for the Fourth of July holiday with hours on Wednesday, July 4, and Thursday, July 5. Get more info at If you can’t quite get away to McCall, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area not only has its own mountain-bike and hiking trails and disc golf course, but it’s all about the laid-back party this summer. Bogus is hosting a barbecue on the patio of the J.R. Simplot Lodge every weekend throughout the summer. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, the public can purchase grilled items like burgers, chicken sandwiches or hot dogs, as well as both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Public bathrooms are also available at the lodge for hikers and bikers. Bogus has also teamed up with the folks at the Boise Department of Parks and Recreation to offer a series of summer camps for ages 9-16. That’s right, parents, you can kick your kids’ butts outside for awhile with camps that let them explore the forest around the ski area, as well as one that includes an overnight stay for the older kids. Get more details at

Hiking series takes a different look at Idaho’s wilderness JESSICA MURRI Mike Medberry unfolded a map from the ’70s and spread it on the table at Moxie Java in McCall on June 16. The early morning sun flooded into the coffeeshop and over the map as Medberry traced two fingers along the trail he’d be hiking that day. The worn map would be taken out several more times on the ninemile hike through the Secesh National Forest to Loon Lake, an hour outside McCall. Medberry volunteered to lead this hike for the Idaho Conservation League’s sixth summer hiking program, which includes hikes at various locations around the state. He has shown off the Secesh area in the hiking program for years. The burn area near Loon Lake might not be what most picture of wilderness area, With baseball caps, CamelBaks and but it can teach valuable lessons. hiking boots, Medberry and hikers Peggy Jordan and Laura Pramuk climbed into a Falling trees and needles help protect the This isn’t the first time Medberry has Subaru Forester and drove the mostly dirt burned land from erosion, as well as add seen his favorite forests burned. He reroad to the Secesh trailhead. nutrients to the land. membered a fire near French Creek on the ICL strives to offer hikes for all abilities “If you remove all the trees after a fire Salmon River, and the first time he saw it and interests during the summer. The hikes has burned, often times, you are basically after the burn. show off the beauty of Idaho, as well as leaving the forest in a deficit position when “I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s lost, it’s delessons on environmental issues affecting the stroyed, it’s an awful place now,’” Medberry you are removing all of those nutrients.” land. ICL’s outreach intern Bowman Leigh Oppenheimer said the dead trees that fall said. But he said he then realized it’s just said the hiking program has two goals. into streams also help create fish habitat “The first is connection and the second is different. and pools. “The importance of these hikes is just community. From a connection standpoint, Medberry has fought hard in recomgetting out there to see this place, to recogwe want to help connect people to places in nize that it’s beautiful,” Medberry said. “It’s mending the Secesh area as wilderness to the the outdoors so they can develop a care for part of a continuum of forest to burned area Forest Service. the landscape and a personal connection to “Once you get to know a place, you’re it,” Leigh said. “And then from a communal then to forest. I think a lot of people don’t going to want to support it and you’re going want to see something that’s been burned standpoint, we also want to have fun and to want to get it protected or at least see it because it just doesn’t seem very pretty. But be a hub for the community for people who preserved in a way,” Medberry said. when you look at these trees, you can see care about getting outside.” Designating the Secesh as a wilderness the black and the bark that’s peeled off of Medberry has always felt a special them and it is pretty. It’s just not alive in the area would protect it from logging, mining connection to the Secesh area. He calls it and motorized vehicles. Medberry said it way they were.” 200,000 acres that “hardly anybody knows also allows wildlife to migrate freely. “And there’s all this new growth everyabout, but it’s a really spectacular place.” Jordan has been on several of ICL’s hikes where,” Jordan added, sitting on a large “It expands your soul,” Medberry said. in past summers, but this was her first time rock and looking over the lake and bright Hiking along a narrow but well kept hiking to Loon Lake. green undergrowth. trail, first along a lush creek and then “I’ve seen other places that were burned The Secesh area burned in 1994, a through a large grassy meadow surrounded right after they were burned, and it is like particularly dry, hot year. Jonathan Oppenby snow-covered peaks, the other hikers a moonscape,” Jordan said. “You couldn’t heimer, ICL senior conservation associseemed to feel that as well, sighing and even tell where you were. Nothing was alive. ate, has worked on repeating how perfect But you come back even a few years later and fire policy for more the day was. suddenly there’s vegetation and there’s flowthan 15 years. He But the landscape The ICL will offer a hike to Jennie Lake on ers and there’s birds and it just grows back.” said there’s no set quickly changed from Saturday, July 14, Stack Rock on Saturday, Jordan said attending ICL’s hikes helps policy on logging in a the pristine wilderness July 21, and a hike around Lucky Peak on keep her environmentally conscious in her burned forest. Timber everyone imagines Saturday, July 28. For more information or to companies don’t need urban life. in the heart of Idaho sign up, visit “It validates and reinforces the kind of a permit to salvage to one black and life I am trying to lead. That, yes, I am dothe land. charred. Tall, dead ing the right things, and it’s a good thing to But Oppenheimer trees towered over do,” she said. stressed the importance of leaving the dead the trail without branches and black bark The hikers completed the trail loop by trees in the landscape. sliding into a heap on the ground. Through late in the afternoon, peeling off their socks “There is a whole host of species that the black trees, all the hikers could see were and sliding into sandals, repeating over and depend upon the habitat that is created by more black trees and a shimmer of Loon over, “What a great hike.” burned forest,” Oppenheimer said. Lake beyond.

—Deanna Darr

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Events & Workshops


BOISE GALLOWAY TRAINING—Meet Jeff Galloway, who developed the Run-Walk-Run training method. Ask questions, have your books signed and learn more about the upcoming inaugural training season to complete a local 5K and 10K event. Galloway will also conduct one of his running schools from 6-9 p.m. Sign up at jeffgalloway. com. Tuesday, July 10, 5-6 p.m. FREE. Therapeutic Associates/ Boise Physical Therapy, 1520 W. State St., Ste. 210, Boise, 208-336-8441, FORD USACK FREESTYLE KAYAK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP—Watch kayakers show off their skills and compete for prizes, cruise vendor booths and enjoy a fireworks show. Muzzie and Billy Braun will perform Saturday, July 7. July 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Visit for more info.

THE PATH LESS-TRAVELED IN STANLEY The Iron Creek Trailhead is one of the most-popular in the Stanley area. Most hikers are seeking the beautiful Alpine Lake or the popular 170-acre Sawtooth Lake. A wonderful alternative is to travel to Goat Falls and then follow an unmaintained trail to the lesser-known Goat Lake. Although smaller than the more famous Sawtooth Lake, both Goat Lake and Goat Falls should be on any hiker’s Sawtooth bucket list. The moderate hike to Goat Falls—6.8 miles out and back with a little more than 1,000 feet of gain—makes an ascent along Iron Creek under a canopy of lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. You will enter the official Sawtooth Wilderness at 1.1 miles and soon arrive at a signed junction. Here, turn left on the Alpine Way Trail—a Scott Marchant will give at right turn ascends to the Alpine talk on hiking in the Stanley area on Wednesday, Aug. and Sawtooth lakes—and ford 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. at REI, Iron Creek with the assistance 8300 W. Emerald St., 208of a downed tree. Those look322-1141. Visit for ing for a short hike or our out more information. His new with young children will find book, Hikers Guide Greater Boise is available at the the shaded, sandy bank of the Capital City Public Market. creek to be a picturesque destination for a shorter hike. After the ford, the trail crosses a bridge at 1.5 miles and begins a steep 600-foot ascent above a ravine. Wildflowers and far-reaching vistas are plentiful along this segment. After ascending through a few switchbacks, the trail levels and allows you to catch your breath at an elevation near 7,600 feet. Continue through dense forest to another junction at 2.9 miles. Take the right fork and walk through a wildflower-covered hillside to where the trail nearly disappears (3.3 miles), directly north of Goat Falls. For the best views of the falls, descend 100 feet on a small footpath. To find the incredibly scenic Goat Lake—beyond Goat Falls the hike is not recommended for children—retrace your footsteps to the 3.3 mile mark and look to the south for an angled granite slab. Scree covers the slick slab, which makes footing somewhat precarious. Shimmy up the angled slab about 10 feet to an unmaintained footpath, which ascends to the lake, directly west of the falls and Goat Creek. Make sure to find the footpath as there are many steep drop-offs in the area. The visit to Goat Lake adds 600 feet of gain and nearly another mile (roundtrip) to the hike. Dogs must be on leash anywhere in the Sawtooth Wilderness from July 1 through Labor Day. Trailhead directions: From the intersection of Idaho 75 and Idaho 21 in Stanley, drive 2.1 miles on Idaho 21 and turn left on FR 619. Continue on the washboarded road 3.2 miles to the large parking area on the right and the Iron Creek Trailhead. You will find a restroom near the trailhead.

LEARN TO KAYAK—Develop the paddling technique and safety skills you need to enjoy whitewater kayaking. Spend the morning on flatwater learning about the equipment and practicing wet exits and various paddle strokes. The afternoon will be spent on the Boise River learning about whitewater safety, how to read the river and practicing eddy turns, peel outs and ferries. Sunday, July 8. $79. Call Riverroots at 208-850-7637 to reserve your spot. THE SILENT RUN—Help send Kelsey Alder and Kona Estes to Uganda and raise money for the Boanerges Deaf Orphanage by running in either the one-mile or 5K races. Check in from 9-9:45 a.m. Race begins at 10 a.m. then join the party after the race. There will be popsicles, face painting, music, games and raffles. Prizes include items from Planet Fitness, Blue Sky Bagel, Boise Fry Company, Einstein’s, Jump Time, Family Portraits and more. Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. Donation. Quarry View Park, 2150 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.

Register BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN GRAVITY FESTIVAL—Register at for the Super D and downhill races at this qualifying bike race for the National Championship. First 20 riders receive a free Brundage lift pass for signing up online for the Super D event. Festival will be held Saturday, July 28-Sunday, July 29. $20-$40. Brundage Mountain Resort, 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall, 1-800-8887544, FIT FOR LIFE HALF MARATHON—Register at for the 10th Fit For Life Half Marathon, which will take place Saturday, July 14. Visit for more info. PONDEROSA PINE RELAY— Teams of 12 or ULTRA teams of six may register for this 190-mile relay race, to be held Friday, July 20-Sunday, July 21, in Weiser, to be followed by a celebration at the finish line in Cascade. For more details and to register, visit

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BRUX DOMESTICATED WILD ALE What do you get when two of California’s top breweries (Sierra Nevada and Russian River) get together? An American wild ale with a Belgian accent, where brett fermentation takes place in the bottle. The thin head on this translucent amber brew fades quickly, while the nose is undeniably fragrant with sweet fruit, spice and an earthy touch of grass. Light clove and cardamom from the brett color this richly textured ale. A nice tartness backs the lightly sweet pear and apple flavors. Big but balanced, this beer should age beautifully. ELYSIAN WASTELAND ELDERFLOWER SAISON No. 6 in Elysian’s 12 Beers of the Apocalypse series, this beer is a cloudy, orange-tinged ale with a thin head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Green tea and slightly medicinal apple aromas come through on the nose. The brew is pleasant but light on the palate, with just the barest hint of carbonation. The sweet fruit flavors are lovely, but the light citrus and hops don’t quite balance things out. FULL SAIL CHRIS’S SUMMER DELIGHT BERLINER WEISS This summer entry from Hood River, Ore.’s employee-owned brewery is part of its Brewer’s Share special release series. The beer is a hazy, hay-colored pour with soft aromatics of wheat and citrus. Lactic acid is added to give it that traditional Berliner Weiss tang, while very light carbonation makes it eminently quaffable. The hop presence is very subdued in this brew—ripe lemon and green apple flavors rule here, with a touch of yeasty wheat on the finish. —David Kirkpatrick

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Technically, not all three of these selections are bombers—that 22-ounce format that’s perfect for sharing (or if you feel a bit greedy, great for a thirsty solo session). One pick is a cork-finished collaboration between two exceptional breweries that weighs in at 25.4 ounces. But all three are a uniquely different take on a summer brew, and each has something to recommend it.


MIST’DELISH Un-fussy Native American fry bread from a truck JOSH GROSS The image of a battered, off-white delivery truck covered with handmade signs and docked in an overgrown field next to a trailer park does not inspire culinary confidence. Such is the dicey image given off by Mist’Delish, a Native American food truck that opened earlier this year near the Salvation Army at 4386 W. State St. But the only dicey thing about the delish made-to-order Indian tacos is the diced lettuce. At a glance, Mist’Delish’s menu may not seem impressive: tacos and fries. But propriMisty Lara’s fry bread is so delish it might make you misty-eyed. etress Misty Lara takes great care to stick to her family’s traditional recipes without cutting much in the way of walk-up amenities—like corners, while also giving a few modern twists. what is easily the menu’s best item: the taco sidewalks or parking. Lara has placed a picnic stack, which layers fresh-cut curly fries and Mist’Delish’s signature dish is the basic fry table in the overgrown field, which can be housemade enchilada sauce on top. The bread bread, a staple of Native American food. Lara delightful when the sun filters through the is good, but drenched in the does it old school, using yeast treetops just right, or brutally punishing when rich enchilada sauce—the instead of baking powder for it’s hot as hell outside. Or when you are waitrecipe of which is a closely the dough—a lengthy process MIST’DELISH guarded family secret—it sings. ing for the truck to open at whatever abstract similar to making sourdough. 4386 W. State St. time Lara chooses to do so: “Usually around Unfortunately, it has to sing Then she rolls, tosses and fries 208-906-9388 noon,” she told Boise Weekly after opening through iceberg lettuce, and every piece to order. It’s not closer to 1 p.m. if you go the traditional taco quick, but the piping hot bread But it really doesn’t matter where route, through salsa from a jar. comes out with a texture somewhere between Mist’Delish’s fry bread is served or how Lara has plans to push a little further with masa and beer batter and is well worth the much iceberg lettuce it’s cursed with, because items like a chile verde Indian taco, but said wait. The bread is served either dusted with fry bread is not and never will be fancy fineshe doesn’t currently have the space to do so. sugar and spices or dressed up in taco fixins. dining. It comes from the back of a sketchy And the location has other shortcomings But Lara offers small modernizations: the truck and makes your heart hurt in the best beyond the limited space. Mist’Delish is more choice of chicken instead of ground beef, a of a walk-up establishment, but it doesn’t have possible way. drizzling of housemade zesty fry sauce, and

FOOD/NEWS from Canyon Bounty Organics in Canyon County. She also doesn’t use any canned or packaged goods. Carrie Peterman has spent years perfecting her whole grain baking “I don’t even have a can opener in the shop. … I scrape vanilla recipes. Though many of her human guinea pigs have scrunched their beans for the cookies. I’m a very hands-on baker,” she said. faces at the thought of whole-wheat treats, she delights in changing In addition to baked goods, Sol Bakery also serves Dawson Taylor their minds. And now that she has her own bakery, Sol Bakery at 3910 coffee and espresso and features an upstairs loft with ample seating Hill Road, she can spread the whole grain gospel even further. and Wi-Fi, along with a couple of picnic tables perched outside. “We’re trying to use as much whole grain as we can but still make it “I try to mix it up everyday so there’s something a little bit different taste really good,” said Peterman. ... I try to have bread on hand although All of Peterman’s yeast bread items that sells out pretty fast,” Peterman said. are made from 50 percent whole grain— Sol Bakery is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 including her croissants, rustic loaf, a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and herbed focaccia and honey oat loaf—while closed Sunday and Monday. For more her sweets—cakes, cookies, biscotti and information, visit brownies—are 100 percent whole grain. In other local foods news, the Capital But it doesn’t end there. City Public Market will host its inaugural “We try to source as much stuff locally lavender festival Saturday, July 7, from and we try to keep it as organic as we 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marketeers can pick can,” Peterman said. “So, all the butter up locally grown lavender bouquets and and dairy we use in the shop is all Cloverbody products, along with lavender goat leaf, and we use all farm-fresh eggs, we cheese from Green Goat Dairy, lavender don’t use any commercially produced eggs chocolate fudge from Black Canyon Fudge in our shop. I source most of my stuff and lavender whipped cream from Les through Idaho’s Bounty, so I get all of my Crepe Gitane. grains through them.” Mellow out with lavender fudge at the market. —Tara Morgan Peterman procures most of her flour




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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Robert Lane Daigre Case No. CVNC1210286 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Robert Lane Daigre, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in ADA County Idaho. The name will change to Robert Lane Hoopes. The reason for the change is because my stepfather raised me. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. August 16, 2012 at the ADA County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: June 12, 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk SUMMONS CASE NO.CVOC1108168 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA PALOUSE SUB. TOWNHOUSES, INC. (THE), a Idaho Nonprofit Corporation, Plaintiff -vs- GENEVIERE A> EVANS, an individual, Defendant. NOTICE YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMES PLAINTIFF. THE COURT MAY ENTER JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO: DEDENDANT, GENEVIERE A. EVANS You are hereby notified that in order to defend the lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be filed with the above designated court within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons on you. If you fail to so respond, the court may enter judgment against you as demanded by Plaintiff’s the Complaint. A copy of the Complaint is served with this Summons, If you wish to seek the advice or representation by an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be filed in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response requires with Rule 10(a)(1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: 1. The title and number

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Members of the Nevada Republican Party have concocted a bizarre version of family values. A large majority of them are opposed to gay marriage and yet are all in favor of legal brothels. Their wacky approach to morality is as weird as that of the family values crowd in Texas, which thinks it’s wrong to teach adolescents about birth control even though this has led to a high rate of teen pregnancies. My question is, why do we let people with screwed-up priorities claim to be the prime caretakers of “family values?” In accordance with the astrological omens, I urge you to reject the conventional wisdom as you clarify what that term means to you. It’s an excellent time to deepen and strengthen your moral foundation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There’s a term for people who have the ardor of a nymphomaniac in their efforts to gather useful information: infomaniac. That’s exactly what I think you should be in the coming week. You need data and evidence, and you need them in abundance. What you don’t know would definitely hurt you, so make sure you find out everything you need to know. Be as thorough as a spy, as relentless as a muckraking journalist and as curious as a child. P.S.: See if you can set aside as many of your strong opinions and emotional biases as possible. Otherwise, they might distort your quest for the raw truth. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Of all the signs of the zodiac, you’re the best at discovering short cuts. No one is more talented than you at the art of avoiding boredom. And you could teach a master course in how to weasel out of strenuous work without looking like a weasel. None of those virtues will come in handy during the coming week, however. The way I see it, you should concentrate on not skipping any steps. Finish what you start, please. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The epic breadth of your imagination is legendary. Is there anyone else who can wander around the world without ever once leaving home? Is there anyone else who can reincarnate twice in the span of a few weeks without having to go through the hassle of actually dying? And yet, now and then, there come times when your fantasies should be set aside so that you may soak up the teachings that flow your way when you physically venture outside of your comfort zone. Now is such a moment, my fellow Cancerian. Please don’t take a merely virtual break in the action. Get yourself away from it all, even if it’s only to the mar-

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velous diversion or magic sanctuary on the other side of town. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In Norse mythology, Fenrir was a big bad wolf that the gods were eager to keep tied up. In the beginning, they tried to do it with metal chains, but the beast broke free. Then they commissioned the dwarves to weave a shackle out of six impossible things: a bear’s sinews, a bird’s spit, a fish’s breath, a mountain’s root, a woman’s beard and the sound a cat’s paws made as it walked. This magic fetter was no thicker than a silk ribbon, but it worked very well. Fenrir couldn’t escape from it. I invite you to take inspiration from this story, Leo. As you deal with your current dilemma, don’t try to fight strength with strength. Instead, use art, craft, subtlety and even trickery. I doubt you’ll need to gather as many as six impossible things. Three will probably be enough. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This is a time when your personal actions will have more power than usual to affect the world around you. The ripples you set in motion could ultimately touch people you don’t know and transform situations you’re not part of. That’s a lot of responsibility. I suggest, therefore, that you be on your best behavior— not necessarily your mildest, most-polite behavior, mind you. Rather, be brave, impeccable, full of integrity and a little wild. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Goldfish that are confined in small aquariums stay small. Those that spend their lives in ponds get much bigger. What can we conclude from these facts? The size and growth rate of goldfish are directly related to their environment. I’d like to suggest that a similar principle will apply to you Librans in the next 10 months. If you want to take maximum advantage of your potential, you will be wise to put yourself in spacious situations that encourage you to expand. For an extra boost, surround yourself with broad-minded, uninhibited people who have worked hard to heal their wounds. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Over the years, you’ve explored some pretty exotic, even strange ideas about what characterizes a good time. In the coming days, I’m guessing you will add to your colorful tradition with some rather unprecedented variations on the definition of “pleasure” and “happiness.” I don’t mean to imply that this is a problem. To paraphrase the Wiccan credo, as long as it harms no one (including yourself), anything goes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There come times in your life when you have a sacred duty to

be open to interesting tangents and creative diversions, times when it makes sense to wander around aimlessly with wonder in your eyes and be alert for unexpected clues that grab your attention. But this is not one of those times. Rather, you really do need to stay focused on what you promised yourself you would concentrate on. The temptation may be high to send out sprays of arrows at several different targets. But I hope that instead you stick to one target and take careful aim with your best shots. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I’ve been meditating on a certain need that you have been neglecting, Capricorn—a need that has been chronically underestimated, belittled or ignored, by both you and others. I am hoping that this achy longing will soon be receiving some of your smart attention and tender care. One good way to get the process started is simply to acknowledge its validity and importance. Doing so will reveal a secret that will help you attend to your special need with just the right touch. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Due to the pressure-packed influences coming to bear on your destiny, you have Official Cosmic Permission to fling three dishes against the wall. (But no more than three.) If you so choose, you also have clearance to hurl rocks in the direction of heaven, throw darts at photos of your nemeses and cram a coconut cream pie into your own face. Please understand, however, that taking actions like these should be just the initial phase of your master plan for the week. In the next phase, you should capitalize on all the energy you’ve made available for yourself through purgative acts like the ones I mentioned. Capitalize how? For starters, you could dream and scheme about how you will liberate yourself from things that make you angry and frustrated. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Check to see if you’re having any of the following symptoms: 1. sudden eruptions of gratitude; 2. a declining fascination with conflict; 3. seemingly irrational urges that lead you to interesting discoveries; 4. yearnings to peer more deeply into the eyes of people you care about; 5. a mounting inability to tolerate boring influences that resist transformation; 6. an increasing knack for recognizing and receiving the love that’s available to you. If you’re experiencing at least three of the six symptoms, you are in close alignment with the cosmic flow and should keep doing what you’ve been doing. If none of these symptoms have been sweeping through you, get yourself adjusted.



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