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OVER THE MOON Spencer Krug waxes poetic about Moonface
MAMET UNDERTAKING Daisy’s Madhouse tackles November
OH, CANADA BW heads to the Toronto Film Festival
“One woman said, ‘You’re a Democrat? That’s worse than Satan.’”
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BOO BOO NOT ‘RESPECTFUL?’ Boo Boo, the injured bear cub that survived a forest ﬁre and was found by ﬁreﬁghters, has pulled on heart strings across the nation. And while he’s doing better, the Idaho Humane Society has decided to change his name to something more “respectful.” What is it? Check it out at Citydesk.
BEER GOES WEST After a contentious relationship with the City of Boise (read “lawsuit”), the Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show headed west to bring its brews to Meridian. How did the sudsfest turn out? Get the scoop at Cobweb.
ISSUES? WHAT ISSUES? Despite what some in politics might think, it looks like voters actually care about the issues. Shocker. Check out a new survey that shows where voters’ interests really lie at Citydesk.
RETURN OF THE TAPE Boise band First Borns released its ﬁrst album—on tape. Seriously. Of course, you can download it, too. But if you want to get a listen ﬁrst, check out a sample on Cobweb.
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EDITOR’S NOTE 3 BILL COPE 5 TED RALL 6 NEWS The changing face of District 18 8 CITIZEN 12 BW PICKS 14 FIND 15 8 DAYS OUT 16 SUDOKU 18 FIRST THURSDAY The return of the 208 Music Video Show 19 FIRST THURSDAY LISTINGS Map and guide inside 20 NOISE The multiple personalities of Moonface 25 MUSIC GUIDE 26 ARTS Daisy’s Madhouse takes on November 28 SCREEN In TIFF we believe 30 REC The force behind Race 2 the Summit 31 FOOD REVIEW Going Cuban at CasaBlanca 33 WINE SIPPER 33 CLASSIFIEDS 34 NYT CROSSWORD 36 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 38
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DEVOLVING THE VOTE Part One: I dare call it traitoring To Idaho Democrats, independents and assorted fair-minded citizens (including Republicans, in the unlikely circumstance there still exists some fair-minded Republicans) who feel that any action taken to deny the vote to other citizens is an abomination in this or any other land: Far be it from me to suggest that you do anything outside your comfort zone on Election Day, but allow me to tell you what I intend to do. When I go to vote, I’m not going to take my driver’s license. Nope, I will have no photo identiﬁcation of any sort on me. I’m going in as undocumented as a newborn— as undocumented as I’ve been in every other presidential election in which I’ve voted since 1968. Gadzooks! shriek you. Bill, have you gone mad? Are you going to pass up your most-relevant opportunity to contribute to the nation’s governance? Are you going to renege on your duty to ante up your proper share of citizenship? Are you just begging to have denied to you the most-fundamental right a democracy can offer? What the hell’s wrong with you, Cope? Calm yourselves. I have no intention of giving up my vote. But there is a poorly advertised feature to Idaho’s recent voter ID law that I mean to exploit. A voters’ guide (Idaho Votes—you can check it out at idahovotes.gov) issued by Idaho’s secretary of state, states clearly: “To vote, you must either present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identiﬁcation Afﬁdavit.” Yes, that last part about the afﬁdavit has snagged my interest. I need not have a photo ID when I go to my polling place and ask for a ballot. I just need to be prepared to ﬁll out a form that binds me to being who I say I am. And why am I willing to linger longer in the Holy Place Of Voting than I would were I to simply show my DMV mug shot and move on? I’ll tell you why, but not until next week. At the moment, there is another matter, a more perﬁdious matter, to be discussed. U A question to any of you guys and gals out there who are either thinking about committing, or already have committed, the act of treason: When you’re a traitor to your nation and everything it represents, what is it exactly that you are traitoring against? Ah, I realize “traitoring” probably isn’t a word you’re familiar with. But I looked around for the verb version of the noun “traitor,” and found nothing satisfactory to my needs. When a murderer is committing his heinous crime, he is “murdering,” yes? When an embezzler is performing her dastardly deed, she is “embezzling.” But what is it called when a traitor is engaged in the very act that turns him into a traitor? I could use “betraying,” I suppose—as in the statement, “That despicable traitor is WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
betraying us all when he undermines, subverts and otherwise corrupts the principles that make our nation what it is!” However, “betraying” doesn’t ﬁll my bill in this matter. It doesn’t carry the weight it should when we’re talking about undermining, subverting or corrupting a nation’s most-basic principles. You betrayed your wife when you snuck off for some extramarital nookie. You betray your friend when you blab the secrets he asked you to keep to yourself. You are betraying your employees when you outsource their jobs to Mumbai or pillage their pension fund. But when what you’re doing is damaging to every citizen of the entire country—past, present and future, all at once—it goes beyond betraying, don’t you think? I say when you’re perverting and eroding the very mechanisms that make our country what it is, you are traitoring the principles and the people who live by them, just as surely as if you’d sold military secrets to the enemy. Reasonable folks can disagree over what the most-basic, most-fundamental, mostcentral and vital principle that guides a country is. Here in America, for instance, we are eternally arguing whether or not God had anything to do with how the Founding Fathers set the country up to operate. Gun nuts would insist, as they so tiresomely do, that the well from which all other rights and liberties spring is their precious Second Amendment. While everyone from Nazi skinheads, performance artists, newspaper editors and billionaire-endowed super PACs rest on freedom of speech as Right No. 1, Libertarian loons and hedge-fund managers raise the dogma of free-market Darwinism above all other values. But there is a value that came before all of this—before the Constitution, before Adam Smith’s economic model, before God’s questionable involvement in wording the Constitution and before guns, even. The vote. That glorious act in which men—and later, women—have engaged in for well more than a millennium. The process that gives us a share in the conduct, the direction, the very nature of our community, be that community the size of a family deciding where to go for pizza, or a nation of 350 million deciding on their next leader. And now, after centuries of good men and women the world over striving and suffering and dying to make that value available to more and more people, there are those who would turn back the tide—who would take away this most fundamental act of citizenship for the most ﬂimsy of reasons. They have gone beyond betraying America. They are traitoring America. And next week, among other things (including the reason I intend to show up at the polls without a photo ID), we’ll look at how far this treason has spread.
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Second-term curse belies Obama’s optimistic vision Breaking news: Barack Obama willing to compromise! Everybody (translation: media types) is talking about an interview in which the president makes his case for re-election. A second term, he argues, would end the current gridlock between the Democratic White House and Republican Congress, leading to some sort of grand bargain—or at least a deal—that would improve the crappy economy. Here’s the money quote: “What I’m offering the American people is a balanced approach that the majority agrees with, including a lot of Republicans. And for me to be able to say to the Republicans, the election is over; you no longer need to be focused on trying to beat me; what you need to be focused on and what you should have been focused on from the start is how do we advance the American economy. I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.” Liberal commentators scoffed, pointing out that Republicans who blocked Obama’s slightly-left-of-Milton-Friedman agenda throughout his ﬁrst term aren’t going to be more likely to compromise during his second term. Furthermore, Obama is wrong about GOP tactics changing once he hits his term limit. Nasty attack ads aside, it really isn’t personal for them. Republican strategists will work to defeat whoever wins the Democratic nomination in 2016. I couldn’t help noticing two remarkable aspects to Obama’s statement: First, it admits that he didn’t get much done on jobs, unemployment and the economy—the issues
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that have consistently ranked as the voters’ top concerns. This is a dangerous gambit. Blaming the other party for leaving a mess and for obstructionism has a poor record of electoral success; fair or not, voters tend to hold sitting presidents responsible. Second, it asks us to assume that a president’s second term is an opportunity. In fact, history suggests anything but. The vast majority of the signature legislative and policy achievements by U.S. presidents occurred at the beginning of their ﬁrst terms. The record of non-achievement of second terms is so grim that you have to wonder why presidents ever run for re-election. Why do these guys want a do-over so badly? Must be the free food and rent. Whether Obama is aware of presidential history or just blowing smoke, you shouldn’t expect much from a second term. If you’re voting for Obama simply to keep Mitt Romney out, that’s ﬁne. But don’t expect Obama to get a liberal agenda through Congress. There are a couple of things Obama could do to mitigate the second-term curse. He could take his case directly to the American people, asking citizens to pressure Congress to push through popular agenda items. Another way Obama and the Democrats could make the most of a second term would be to replicate what the Republicans did with Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America, in other words, to state a list of policies and new laws that voters would effectively be endorsing if Obama wins. After November, Democrats would then be able to argue that they have a direct mandate for their agenda.
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TURNING 18 Redistricting incorporates prison, Harris Ranch into District 18 GEORGE PRENTICE Idaho voting laws make allowances for a signed afﬁdavit, unlike some other states.
NO LIKELY CHALLENGE TO IDAHO VOTER ID LAW Poll watchers are taking a key interest in a series of federal cour t rulings—the latest from Texas—striking down voter identiﬁcation requirements. “Voter ID laws deﬁnitely can lead to the disenfranchisement of cer tain communities. It’s generally the elderly, disabled, youth and minority populations, communities of color that are dispropor tionately affected,” said Leo Morales, communications coordinator with American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho. A three-judge federal panel ruled Aug. 30 that Texas ofﬁcials’ assumption that their new voter ID requirement would not be discriminator y were “unpersuasive, invalid or both,” according to Justice David S. Tatel, of the U.S. Cour t of Appeals. A 2011 study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law said Idaho’s voter ID law—passed by the Idaho Legislature in 2010—and laws like it would make it harder for nearly 5 million people to vote in the 2012 presidential election. However Idaho’s law, unlike Texas, includes a provision allowing voters to sign a personal identiﬁcation afﬁdavit in lieu of presenting an ID. “Even though we have that option, our concern is a lack of education across [Idaho] in regard to the afﬁdavit option,” said Morales. “Some community members and poll workers may not be trained on this properly and may still believe that photo ID is the only option.” Morales said that educating Idaho’s Hispanic population about the afﬁdavit option has been challenging. “For Idaho, of course, our largest minority population is the Latino population,” he said. “So, we’re coordinating those effor ts in Spanish and English.” The Texas model offered no alternative to presenting an ID card. Other states have gone as far as requiring bir th cer tiﬁcates to prove citizenship. Meanwhile, ACLU of Idaho is not considering challenging Idaho’s voter ID law. Morales said educating poll workers and the public about the afﬁdavit option remains its priority. ACLU Idaho will monitor the law’s effects through the November elections. “If indeed [citizens] are denied because they didn’t have a photo ID, that is deﬁnitely grounds for a legal challenge,” said Morales. “We deﬁnitely are active, and we want to hear stories from Idahoans who have been refused or have had obstacles put before them.” —Andrew Crisp
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Seven more door knocks. Seven more phone calls. Seven more handshakes. In the days following the November 2010 election, Democrat Janie WardEngelking couldn’t stop thinking about what could have secured seven more votes. “A group of my son’s friends told me, ‘Oh, we didn’t vote,’” she recalled, putting her hands up to her ears. “Don’t tell me that. They said, ‘We didn’t think it would matter,’ but I told them that it was a great civics lesson. And they said, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll vote for you next time.’ I didn’t think there would be a next time.” On Election Night 2010, the initial vote count showed that Ward-Engelking had lost House Seat 18A to Republican Julie Ellsworth by nine votes in a race where more than 13,000 votes were cast. A recount in December 2010 conﬁrmed that the margin was even closer—seven votes—but Ellsworth was still the winner. “I’m sure Janie has the names of seven people who didn’t vote,” said Larry Grant, executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party. “She lost by seven, and Branden Durst lost by only 103 votes in 2010. I view District 18 this year as Democrats getting back two seats that we should have already had in the ﬁrst place.” Durst launched a 2012 rematch against 2010 winner Republican Sen. Mitch Toryanski. Ward-Engelking will again face Ellsworth. But the similarities end there. District 18 has changed in a big way, literally. After redistricting, District 18 now stretches nearly 15 miles to the east and 22 miles to the south, almost quadrupling in size to include approximately 45,000 citizens. Redistricting commissioners were tasked with dividing Idaho’s 1.5 million people into 35 approximately equal legislative districts. As a result, District 18 grew from an arrowheadshaped district into a giant wedge tucked into eastern Ada County, butting up against Boise and Elmore counties. District 18 still includes portions of Boise’s North End, residents living south of Interstate 84 and Southeast Boise, but its new incarnation includes two new but widely different demographics: one that is very politically engaged and another that can’t even vote.
THE PRISON “The key to the new District 18 is that it didn’t stretch any further west,” said Grant. “Instead, they went east to include Harris Ranch and it went south of Boise.” Grant pointed to a newly revised map of the district.
2002-2012 IDAHO LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18
2012 ADDITION TO IDAHO LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18
“There’s the prison,” he said. As of July, the Idaho Department of Correction’s complex of prisons was home to nearly 5,000 inmates, the majority of them men at the Idaho State Correctional Institution and Idaho Correctional Center. “The prison is not inconsequential,” said George Moses, one the chief architects of the newly drawn district. “Almost every state in the nation counts inmates at prison locations. That’s where they spend the night and that’s the standard of the United States Census.” Moses spent decades managing and assisting local, state and federal Democratic campaigns. He presently serves as political coordinator for Teamsters Local 483, covering Southwest Idaho. But in the ﬁnal months of 2011, Moses served as an Idaho redistricting commissioner, along with another Democrat and two Republicans, charged with crafting an equitable division of Idaho’s population among its 35 districts. The foursome presented a plan that was initially turned down by the Idaho Supreme Court, but when a new commission was appointed in January, much of Moses’ handiwork involving District 18 remained. “I had to arm wrestle them to get the prison into District 18,” said Moses. “Make no mistake; there was a lot of back and forth. Republicans were trying to slide more Democrats over into District 19, which was already heavily Democratic. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see what they were trying to do.” But including nearly 5,000 occupants from the prison can’t sway a vote in either direction. Simply put, they can’t vote. “We receive a report about once a month from the United States Department of Justice notifying us of felons,” said Ilene Goff, election clerk with the Idaho Secretary of State’s Ofﬁce. “And we forward that information to the different county election boards.” Jo Spencer, supervisor at the Ada County Board of Elections, conﬁrmed that her ofﬁce reconciles the report by double-checking the
Idaho Department of Correction website. “The prisoners are canceled from the election logs,” said Spencer. “They wouldn’t appear in any poll book.” Moses said having 5,000 fewer voters in the district dials up the focus on everyone else. “Republicans will tell you that District 18 used to be about 51 percent GOP,” he said. “But our numbers tell me that it’s really between 51 and 52 percent Democratic.” But Moses’ next suggested change to District 18 was its most signiﬁcant: including Harris Ranch.
HARRIS POLLS “The Ada County Highway District spent millions of dollars to build Parkcenter Bridge to connect Harris Ranch to Southeast Boise,” Moses wrote to his redistricting colleagues in the fall of 2011. “I feel very strongly that Harris Ranch should be connected to District 18.” Moses got his way. “They’re selling houses in Harris Ranch at the rate of one a day. I ask you, who’s moving out there?” Answering his own question, Moses said, “A lot of people from the North End. Let’s just say that Democrats will 10 get their share of those votes.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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NEWS Harris Ranch’s demographics are so new and growing so fast that statistics are hard to come by. But Ward-Engelking said she kept a close eye on how voters in the area turned out in March to support the Boise School District’s $14 million, ﬁve-year supplemental levy. “Seventy-six percent supported that levy. That’s pretty huge,” she said. “Education is a big, big issue with these voters.” Ward-Engelking said one of the biggest differences between her and her opponent is Ellsworth’s “yes” votes for two of the three so-called “Luna Laws,” the education reform package linked to Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna passed by the 2011 Idaho Legislature. Ellsworth did not respond to Boise Weekly’s repeated requests for an interview. “A lot of people are telling me that ethics and the ultrasound bill are critical,” said Ward-Engelking. “I’m hearing from a lot of women who said they always voted Republican before, but they were totally fed up by the ultrasound bill.” Ellsworth never voted on the so-called “ultrasound bill,” ofﬁcially known as Senate Bill 1387. The measure, which would have required all Idaho women considering abortion to undergo an ultrasound (with no exception for rape or incest), passed overwhelmingly by the Idaho Senate but never garnered a hearing or vote in the House. 8
THE MORMON FACTOR Ward-Engelking conceded that Ellsworth had at least two advantages over her: Ellsworth is an incumbent and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Julie’s a Mormon, and with Mitt Romney
at the top of the ticket, I think that will help her,” said Ward-Engelking. Grant acknowledged that Romney topping the GOP ballot is a factor that can’t be ignored in Idaho. “It’s signiﬁcant,” said Grant. “And anybody who says otherwise is kidding themselves.” But Grant was quick to add that the opposite may be true. “My mother is a perfect example. She’s 89 years old and lives in Oregon,” he said. “She looked at me the other day and asked, ‘Larry, who should I vote for? The black guy or the Mormon?’ Well, her family was a bunch of Arkansas Bible-thumpers.” Grant, Moses and Ward-Engelking all agreed that, ultimately, the biggest factor will be door-to-door, retail politics. “I’m out there at least three hours a day, triple-digit temperatures, rain or shine, every day but Sunday. Last time, I met 8,000 people in person. We’ll do more this year,” said WardEngelking. “I didn’t knock on any doors in the evening during the Olympics. I knew people wouldn’t have appreciated that. But door-todoor works.” But it’s not as if everyone she meets is a fan. “One woman said, ‘You’re a Democrat? That’s worse than Satan,’” she said with a big laugh. But her voice softened when she was asked to assess her chances. “My biggest fear is that I’ll lose again,” she said. “What’s my optimism level? Pretty high. But I thought I was going to win last time. [District] 18 is still going to be a swing district. I’m going to outwork Julie. Will it make a difference? I don’t know. I thought I had outworked her last time.”
BEING NEIGHBORLY Mr. Bieter’s Neighborhoods ANDREW CRISP Following a series of citywide neighborhood block parties in August, Boise ofﬁcials are set to launch a policy-driven neighborhood workshop Saturday, Sept. 15, in an effort to forge stronger bonds between City Hall and Boise neighborhoods. “Our neighborhoods are a huge part of making Boise the most-livable city in America,” said Theresa McLeod, assistant to Mayor Dave Bieter. Boise’s 200,000-plus population resides under a patchwork of 37 neighborhood associations, ranging from the city’s oldest—the North End Neighborhood Association—to one of the newest, the Harris Ranch Neighborhood Association. Workshop topics for the event, to be held at the Boise Public Library Main Branch, vary from emergency preparedness to urban gardening. Spreading the word about Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants will also be a
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part of the outreach. That program distributes $400,000 in annual capital grants to Boise neighborhoods for improvements. For example, East End and Southeast associations are currently applying for funds to plant black cottonwood trees along the Boise River. “Associations can apply based on projects their citizens call top priorities,” said McLeod. The two-month series of neighborhood events—which city ofﬁcials hope to make an annual affair—culminates Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Boise Depot, where Bieter will honor good neighbors, nominated by their fellow residents. Bieter handed out similar honors to 35 Boiseans in 2011. “My neighbor always mows my front lawn for me,” said Adam Park, spokesman for the mayor. “I plan to nominate him this year.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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SIMON KILMURRY ‘Life is complex and we’re looking for ﬁlms that tackle that complexity’ GEORGE PRENTICE
Do you remember the ﬁrst nonﬁction ﬁlm that left an indelible effect on you? In the early 1990s, I saw a ﬁlm called Brother’s Keeper, about two brothers living in a dilapidated farmhouse. In what could have been a patronizing look at social outsiders, the ﬁlmmakers instead crafted a ﬁlm with affection, warmth and integrity. I also remember watching the early years of POV and I recall thinking how illuminating great documentaries could be. How many ﬁlms do you begin with before you winnow down to 16 ﬁlms each season? Oh my gosh, 1,200. How is it possible to watch that many? After an open call to ﬁlmmakers each June, each submission is seen by at least two screeners. About 20 ﬁlmmakers screen the ﬁlms, and they write extensive evaluations on each entry. Does your list include some ﬁlms that you thought wouldn’t have made the cut? Always. Each October, we have an editorial weekend where we bring together independent producers and managers from PBS stations
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from around the country; different backgrounds and different agendas. There’s always a ﬁlm that I’m sure is an easy pick, but then I hear them talk about it and the ﬁlm doesn’t make the cut. I’ve been doing this a long time and it never fails to surprise me. Do you always take ﬁlms that score high? We’re looking for ﬁlms that score very well, but we’re also looking at ﬁlms that either score very high or very low. Those ﬁlms are interesting because they’ve created a disparate reaction and they’re usually worth a closer look. How ﬁnancially threatened do you think PBS will be in the coming year? There’s certainly a lot of talk around possible defunding of public television and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, but also the arts in general. I think we’ve heard this drumbeat before. Public television is remarkably resilient but is deﬁnitely quite fragile. Is it fair to say that some of POV’s ﬁlms have been controversial? We are never controversial for the sake of being provocative. We are provocative for the
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Simon Kilmurry didn’t know what he wanted to do for a living while growing up in Glasgow, Scotland, but he was certain where he wanted to live. “I fell in love with New York City from the movies,” said Kilmurry, 46. “From the Thin Man ﬁlms, where everyone was drinking martinis in Park Avenue apartments, to Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets, a rough, dangerous downtown.” Indeed, Kilmurry made his way to New York, which he now proudly calls home, and not surprisingly, he works in the ﬁlm industry. “It was always about getting to a place where there was so much possibility,” he said. As executive director of the Public Broadcasting Service series POV, Kilmurry cultivates new possibilities for ﬁlmmakers producing critically acclaimed documentaries for public television’s longest-running nonﬁction showcase, picking up Peabody Awards, Emmys and three Oscars along the way.
sake of raising what we think are important and challenging issues. We’re not interested in polemic ﬁlms that preach to the choir. Do you push back on some ﬁlms that include obvious or sympathetic viewpoints? We look for ﬁlms to challenge our assumptions. Life is complex, and we look for ﬁlms that tackle that complexity in a respectful and fair way. Does the Motion Picture Academy require that a ﬁlm be screened in a theater before being televised in order to be eligible for an Oscar? We work closely with distributors if that’s a possibility. We’ll adjust our schedule accordingly to allow that to happen. I must say it was pretty gratifying to take Marshall Curry to the 2006 Academy Awards. We were co-producers for Street Fight, and that was his ﬁrst ﬁlm. I know that POV ﬁlms have won three Oscars to date, and I lost count of how many other Emmys, Peabody Awards and duPontColumbia awards you’ve brought home. It’s fun. We won our ﬁrst primetime Emmy a couple of years ago, and we just received 16 Emmy nominations this year, which is the most ever for the series. Are the hallways of your ofﬁces lined with trophies? There are quite a few.
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A Chefs’ Affair and the Eagle Food and Wine Festival will reunite dear old friends—food and wine.
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Have food, will travel ... to a special Thursday night Food Truck Rally.
THURSDAY SEPT. 6 happy birthday FOOD TRUCK RALLY Food lovers added a new monthly event to their culinary calendars Sept. 1, 2011, when food trucks gathered at Fourth and Grove streets and invited people to come eat and party. Thursday, Sept. 6, the Food Truck Rally will return to the place of its inception to celebrate its ﬁrst birthday. Starting at 4 p.m., Calle 75 Tacos, Archie’s Place, RiceWorks, Brown Shuga and Boise Fry Company will set up shop and reminisce about the inaugural Food Truck Rally. However, the B29 Streatery, also one of the originals, won’t be joining the other trucks because of a scheduling conﬂict. Trucks joining the one-year bash will include Navajo eats Mist’Delish, the health-conscious Paleo Shack and Free Range Pizza, as well as P. Ditty’s Wrap Wagon, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Tiki’s Shave Ice, Basilio’s, Stanley’s BBQ, Life’s Kitchen and Big Daddy’s BBQ. Oenophiles can check out the offerings of Idaho vino purveyor Split Rail Winery. More adult beverages will be available from rally frequenter Payette Brewing Company, which will donate 20 percent of beer proceeds to Radio Boise. The station’s DJ Winkle will spin tunes throughout the evening, and Steve Meyers and Nando Flores will provide live music. Though rallies have historically been held the second Friday of the month, this event has been moved in order to avoid scheduling conﬂicts with other popular downtown events and the Hyde Park Street Fair. Given the popularity of the rally, which had to expand its hours in August to accommodate the throngs of people who ﬂock to it, Payette’s Director of Marketing Sheila Francis said it’s very likely the Boise Food Truck Rally will see a second anniversary as well. Foodies rejoice. 4-10 p.m., FREE. Fourth and Grove streets, @foodtruckrally.
FRIDAYSUNDAY SEPT. 7-9 art ART IN THE PARK OK, bad news ﬁrst: Yet another summer has ﬂown
by in a blur, and you didn’t get a chance to do half of the things you wanted to. Now the good news: The end of summer marks the return of one of Boise’s favorite annual community events—Art in the Park. The three-day art fair and fundraiser for the Boise Art Museum will ﬁll Julia Davis Park with 250 artists (65
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of which are new this year) from around the country, alongside food vendors and live music. The event kicks off Friday, Sept. 7, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 9. As usual, the kiddies can stay busy at the Children’s Art Tent. Local musicians will perform at the Julia Davis Band shell throughout the
Ready your taste buds, make room in your guts and get ready for some glorious gluttony because there’s plenty of food fun to be had with two annual events: A Chefs’ Affair Thursday, Sept. 6, and the Eagle Food and Wine Festival Saturday, Sept. 8. Both will delight foodies and wine lovers alike while helping ensure that Idahoans don’t go hungry. A Chefs’ Affair will bring food lovers to Boise Centre for a six-course plated dinner, silent auction wherein chefs will prepare meals for victorious bidders and their guests. Steve Eaton will provide live music and guests can sample wine from area wineries at this black tie-optional event, which is Idaho Foodbank’s signature fundraiser. Tickets are available at idahofoodbank.org. Foodies looking for another ﬁx of delicious samplings from area chefs can also attend the sixth installment of the Eagle Food and Wine Festival at Banbury Golf Course. The event will delight foodies and oenophiles alike by bringing Idaho wineries together with local chefs. This year’s culinary crew will feature chefs from 3 Girls Catering, Bardenay, Bella Aquila, Brewforia Eagle, Chef Tom Atkins and College of Western Idaho Culinary Arts, Muse Bistro and Wine Bar, Porterhouse Market, Wild West Bakery and Espresso and Willowcreek Grill Eagle. The festival’s Twitter feed has been abuzz in high-school dance fashion, announcing which food purveyors will pair with which of the 17 wineries, which include 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Bitner Vineyards, Coiled Wines, Huston Vineyards, Indian Creek Winery, Periple, Sawtooth Winery, Snake River Winery, Split Rail Winery, Telaya Wine Co., Vale Wine Company and Woodriver Cellars. Select wines will be available for purchase at a special event price and live jazz music will be provided by Sidecar 3. Proceeds from this year’s event will beneﬁt the Elks Meals on Wheels program, the Pet Food Pantry and the Eagle Food Bank. Tickets are available in advance at eaglefoodandwine.com and at Banbury Golf Course, Porterhouse Market, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Brewforia Eagle and Wild West Bakery and Espresso. A Chefs’ Affair: Thursday, Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m., $125. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., 208-3368900, idahofoodbank.org. Eagle Food and Wine Festival: Saturday, Sept. 8, 6-9 p.m., $40. Banbury Golf Course, 2626 S. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600, eaglefoodandwinefestival.com, @eaglefoodwine.
day Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday afternoon. If you need to unwind after a hard afternoon of art fairing and ﬁghting off the strollers and dogs (which event organizers are asking owners to leave at home since, let’s face it, dogs really don’t give a damn about art), you can check out live jazz in the BAM outdoor Sculpture Garden from 6:159 p.m. on Saturday. Better yet, you can buy food and adult beverages on site. While there is no public parking in the park during the event, free shuttles will run every 20 minutes from
Boise State parking lots and parking garages in BODO, with stops throughout downtown and even out to Boise Towne Square. For a full shuttle map, visit boiseartmuseum.org. Parking in the BODO garages will cost $5 for the day and those who come on bikes can take advantage of bike parking off the Greenbelt. Now, start working on your stamina and patience— Art in the Park takes a bit of both. Friday, Sept. 7-Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-5
p.m.; FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., boiseartmuseum.org.
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power ballads ’80S BUTTROCK PARTY Some survivors of the 1980s drink to forget the era of acidwashed jeans and big hair. But those who rock out on an air guitar listening to buttrock favorites like Poison’s “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” or Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” hope for a time machine to return to the bygone era. That time machine comes in the form of a brand new bar on Main Street in downtown Boise. Silly Birch opened in the former Mac and Charlies location Aug. 31. For its second week in business, the whole bar will travel back to the days of Poison and the Scorpions armed only with booze and period threads, in partnership with the folks at Crooked Fence Brewing Company. The ’80s Buttrock Party jump-kicks off Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. Not sure what to wear, or what the hell buttrock is? The term deﬁnes ’80s and ’90s sexually androgynous rock outﬁts, with big heels and bigger hair. Buttrock bands are the creators of the power ballad, songs that popularized tales of sex and drugs while being doused in too much hair spray. Brush up on the styles of the times by delving into music videos from eras past, then bust out the tight pants and long blond wigs for the costume party, which will feature tunes from a guitarist hired solely to ﬁll the space with era-inspired guitar solos and Crooked Fence beer specials. And don’t forget the key buttrock staple: Aqua Net. 8 p.m.-midnight. FREE. Silly Birch, 507 Main St., 208-345-2505.
blend of entertainment you need. Well, sort of. Local improv troupes will take to the stage at Fatty’s on three consecutive Saturday nights, with the ﬁrst Saturday, Sept. 8. And while the who-knows-what-they’llsay stuff of the improv will be in full force, expect more of a theoretical cage match than the violent physical duel in a literal cage seen in arenas and on TV. Troupes will rely on every funny bone in their body in order to be crowned the evening’s winner and advance to the next week.
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Each will get approximately 15 minutes and audience members choose the winner. In round two and the ﬁnal round, winners will be determined half by votes and half by the judges’ decisions. The overall champion will be crowned Saturday, Sept. 22, and receive a prize of up to $1,000, after a donation to the Idaho Foodbank has been deducted from the net proceeds. Groups expected to appear include Improvolution, Insert Foot Theater, Chicks-N-Giggles and Comedy Sportz. Those believing
SATURDAY SEPT. 8 dog jog RUN FIDO RUN DOGGIE DASH Canines often have to cool their four heels while their people go and play at charity events that help animals in need, but Saturday, Sept. 8, they can get out and jog with their two-footed friends while helping raise funds for their own species. The third-annual Doggie Dash will welcome humans and dogs to Eagle Island State Park for a 5K fun run. The event is presented by Run Fido Run, a nonproﬁt organization that holds fund-raising events for local animal welfare organizations. According to the event’s website, approximately $4,000 was raised last year and donated to organizations including 2nd Chance Animal Shelter, Meridian Valley Humane Society, MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter and Idaho Black Bear Rehab. Par ticipants can bring their families (including their pet) to the park for a sor t of four-legged race. Running with a canine is optional and all dogs must remain leashed at all times. It’s suggested that aggressive dogs, those younger than 6 months and female dogs not par ticipate. And don’t forget bags for “goodies.” Registration can be done online through Thursday, Sept. 6, at the packet pick-up Saturday, Sept. 7, at Shu’s Idaho Running Company or at the park from 9-9:45 a.m. on race day. A veritable ton of prizes will be rafﬂed off as well, including tickets to Idaho Steelheads games, Roaring Springs and The Flicks, Bogus Basin lift passes, pet goodies and oh so much more. Preview the carefully wrapped gift baskets at the website. 10 a.m., $35. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, 208-515-2077, runﬁdorun.org.
themselves to be entertaining can assemble a posse of allegedly funny friends and register as a troupe. Registration is free, but audience admission is $5.
Social drinking presents a problem: chatter can take up too much of your mouth’s time. So while you’re telling the stor y of that hilarious thing your cat did yesterday, your beer is reaching an increasingly unsavor y temperature. Thankfully, the Flowzie gives you the ability to easily shotgun that almost-warm can of brew with a small button on the outside. It pops a hole in ﬂowzie.com thebeerguys.biz one side of the can and creates a surge of airﬂow, meaning the beer moves faster and you have no choice but to down it at a similar rate. The Flowzie thereby functions as your personal intoxication-promoting frat boy, or that friend your parents always called a “bad inﬂuence.” Unlike traditional shotgun methods, there’s no need for a knife (which is generally a bad idea to be handling after a few adult beverages). And those potentially lip-slicing edges that come with puncturing a can with an unﬁt device also aren’t an issue, since you slurp your beer from the main opening. If you’ve already killed too many brain cells with booze, Flowzie’s website provides step-by-step video instruction on ever ything from using the super-coozie to its maintenance. You can purchase a Flowzie from local to-your-door booze pur veyors The Beer Guys or at ﬂowzie.com. —Sheree Whiteley
7 p.m., $5. Fatty’s Bar, 800 W. Idaho St., 208-4502128, recycledmindsimprov. com/cage-match.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY SEPT. 5 On Stage NOISES OFF—Laughter abounds with Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of a farce about a company putting on a play that goes horribly—and hilariously— wrong. 7:30 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Food & Drink Hot air balloons hovered on the horizon during the Spirit of Boise.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT Boiseans were in high spirits last week with the launch of the annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. And Boise Weekly Staff Writer Andrew Crisp found out that all the hype wasn’t just hot air when he launched into the sky with hot air balloon enthusiast Valerie Favicchio Aug. 30. “Favicchio showed her skills at keeping a mammoth dirigible full of hot air from straying into dangerous territor y—like the not-so-distant towers of downtown Boise,” Crisp noted. “Favicchio pulled at a long rope attached to the side of the balloon and goosed the trigger for more propane. She hovered 20 feet above Ann Morrison Park, tr ying desperately to per form a ‘splash dash’ by kissing the basket to the top of the fountain below.” And speaking of making a splash, indie folkster Clarke Howell of Clarke and the Himselves pulled a Bob Dylan Aug. 29, when he went electric at the First Borns’ tape release show at Red Room. According to BW’s Josh Gross: “Howell set up an electric guitar and a drum set, then took turns pounding the strings of his overdriven guitar with the sticks in between downbeats on the snare drum. Howell has always written good material, but then sor t of limpwristedly phoned-in the per formance aspect. But the new setup forced a more-ferocious attack that gave his tunes an impact similar to grunge.” In other spirited happenings, the Discovery Center of Idaho opened its doors to the 21-and-older set once again for its popular Adult Night series on the theme The Science of D.I.Y. According to BW’s Sheree Whiteley, representatives from Ceramica, The Potters Corner, Boise Ar t Glass and Bricolage showed attendees how to craft things with their hands. “The Discover y Center’s regular exhibits also delighted adults, as they clutched their beverages and learned about ever ything from sound waves to making a movie with children’s toys,” wrote Whiteley. “One station measured height, and drew protests from a group of men who insisted it was an inch-and-a-half off.” And speaking of spirited beer-swilling, Brewforia hosted the Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show Sept. 1 at the Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian. According to Crisp: “The Meridian location drew a different crowd than the fest’s previous iterations in downtown Boise. Families pushed strollers or cradled children, which seemed an odd choice for boozing revelr y.” In addition to live music and a beard and mustache competition, the fest offered samples of more than 250 beers from breweries like Nor th Coast Brewing Co. in California and Grand Teton Brewing Company in Victor. While a number of attendees spor ted palate-cleansing pretzel necklaces, others wore shir ts with slogans like: “Excommunicated Mormon Drinking Team,” “Where’s the Beer?” and “Idaho: Not So Bad After A Couple Beers.” —Tara Morgan
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LADIES NIGHT OUT: 50 SHADES OF CABERNET—Enjoy wine tasting, networking, shopping, music, fun and a book swap (take a book to donate or swap). Free appetizers served 6-7 p.m. Call to reserve a table. Gentlemen welcome, too. 6-10 p.m. $5. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.
Calls to Artists BOISE 150 MUSIC COMPILATIONS—The Boise Department of Arts and History is seeking original contributions from Boise musicians for a compilation to be released in conjunction with Boise 150, the city’s sesquicentennial celebration. Songs may be up to ﬁve minutes in length and must relate directly to Boise. Visit boise150.org for more info. Submissions will be accepted until noon Friday, Nov. 30. Visit the department’s website for submission instructions. Boise City Department of Arts and History, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., ﬁrst ﬂoor East Wing, Boise, 208-4335670, cityofboise.org. WHITNEY WOMEN’S CHORALE—All women age 18 or older who love to sing are invited to join rehearsals. The chorale is an all-volunteer ensemble of women representing a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, occupations, spiritual beliefs and musical experiences. Check out whitneywomenschorale.org for more information. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Whitney United Methodist Church, 3315 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-343-2892, whitneychurch.org.
THURSDAY SEPT. 6 On Stage THE 39 STEPS—Mix a Hitchcock mystery with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fastpaced whodunit. 7:30 p.m., $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, stagecoachtheatre.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: ALVIN WILLIAMS—Also featuring Kelsey Cook. Purchase tickets at liquidlaughs.com, by calling 208-941-2459, or at Liquid or Solid. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379, liquidboise.com.
NOISES OFF—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.
Auditions OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUSES AUDITIONS—If your child has dreams of being a performer, joining Opera Idaho’s Children’s Choruses is a step in that direction. There will be many performance opportunities, from participating in Opera Idaho’s mainstage performances to being in a children’s production of The Pirates of Penzance. Appointment required. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208345-3531, operaidaho.org.
Food & Drink A CHEFS’ AFFAIRE—Enjoy a six-course meal and live and silent auctions at this black-tie-optional event, which is the Idaho Foodbank’s signature fundraiser. Tickets are available at idahofoodbank.org. See Picks, Page 14. 5:30 p.m. $125. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, boisecentre. com. FOOD TRUCK RALLY—Celebrate the Rally’s ﬁrst anniversary with lots of great eats, drinks and music. See Picks, Page 14. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Fourth and Grove streets, Boise. FROZEN T-SHIRT CONTEST— Entry fee includes shirt and ice cream, and one lucky person will win FREE ice cream for a month. Enter now at the shop in downtown Boise. 7-9 p.m. $10. Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992, benjerry.com. HEIRLOOM TOMATO TASTING— Bring your heirloom tomatoes to share. The goal is to bring gather at least 100 locally grown varieties to showcase genetic diversity. Event includes a salsa contest. 6-8 p.m. $5 or openpollinated tomatoes to share. Earthly Delights Farm, 3516 Hawthorne St., Boise, 208-2843712, earthlydelightsfarm.com.
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HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY 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, 208385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
JOHN DENKER—The highly original scientist, engineer, author and ﬂight instructor will speak on See How it Flies, offering a new spin on the perceptions, principles and procedures of ﬂight. Call 208426-5136 or email petermullner@ boisestate.edu for more info. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union, Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, sub. boisestate.edu.
MODERNISM AND FASHION WITH REBECCA HOUZE—Join art historian Rebecca Houze for Modernism and Fashion in Fin de Siecle Vienna, a lecture and slideshow exploring the surprising connections between the worlds of modern art and fashion design during the turn of the 20th century in Vienna. Artists discussed include Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, among others. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
THE 39 STEPS—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. BECKY’S NEW CAR—Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz is an original comedy with serious overtones. 8 p.m. $12.50, $9 seniors and students. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater. org. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT— The Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its rendition of this classic tale. Dinners are available Thursdays-Saturdays for $14 per person. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
FRIDAY SEPT. 7 Festivals & Events ART IN THE PARK 2012—Boise Art Museum hosts its annual open-air festival. The three-day event features a variety of contemporary arts and crafts for purchase, along with live entertainment, park performances, food and hands-on activities for children. See Picks, Page 14 and the insert in this edition. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boiseartmuseum.org.
LIQUID LAUGHS: ALVIN WILLIAMS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. NOISES OFF—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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Workshops & Classes TECHNOLOGY HOUR—This class is geared toward those who haven’t used a computer before and will include a tutorial on how to use a mouse and a question-and-answer session. The class will be held in the Gates Room on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. 10:15 a.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Art OPEN HOUSE AND ARTIST RECEPTION—Stop by and check out new art installations by Boise State students, take a tour of the center and enjoy free food. Noon-2 p.m. FREE. Boise State University Women’s Center, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4259, womenscenter. boisestate.edu.
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8 DAYS OUT NOVEMBER—Daisy’s Madhouse presents David Mamet’s November, an over-the-top comedy about American politics. Advance tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. This play contains adult language and is for mature audiences. See Arts, Page 28. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise, daisysmadhouse.org.
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ADULT COOKING CLASS—Craft three courses and a dessert with the theme P3: A Pasta and Pollo Party. Classes are capped at approximately eight students. Call for reservations. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Fuel for the Soul, 1941 N. 18th St., Boise, 208-342-7118, fuelforthesoulboise.com.
GO FIGARO!—This puppet show tells the story of a quest to ﬁnd a lost puppy. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.
OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUSES AUDITIONS—See Thursday. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3453531, operaidaho.org.
LIT FOR LUNCH—Book discussions are FREE and open to the public. No reservations required. September: Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. For more information, contact Boise State English professor Cheryl Hindrichs, firstname.lastname@example.org. 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
’80S BUTTROCK PARTY—Bust out the Aqua Net and tight pants and enjoy Crooked Fence beer along with live, era-inspired guitar solos. See Picks, Page 15. 8 p.m.-midnight. FREE. Silly Birch, 507 Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505.
Concerts FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DEL PARKINSON’S IMPRESSIONISM—This piano program features composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Impressionist paintings will illustrate images depicted by the music in a presentation that blends music, art and narration. Proceeds help fund Boise State music scholarships. See boisestate. edu/music for more info. 7:30 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, FREE for students, Boise State faculty and staff. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208426-1609.
SHAMAN MELODIE MCBRIDE BOOK SIGNING—Shaman Melodie McBride will be signing copies of her new book, Going Towards the Nature Is Going Towards the Health. Co-authored with Dr. Ashutosh and Dr. Anagha Yardi, the book explores preventative health through ayurveda medicine, yoga and a quantum perspective. Noon. FREE. Shangri-La Tea Room, 1800 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-424-0273, shangri-latearoomandcafe.com.
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SATURDAY SEPT. 8 Festivals & Events ART IN THE PARK 2012—See Friday. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boiseartmuseum.org. FALL FLORAL FANTASY FLOWER SHOW—Sponsored by the Idaho Horticulture Society, this fall show features horticulture specimens, ﬂoral designs, educational exhibits and artistic crafts. Visit idhort.com for more info. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. 36th Street Garden Center, 1665 W. Hill Road, Boise, 208-433-5100, 36streetgardencenter.com. FOOTHILLS FESTIVAL—Honor the victims of 9/11 and celebrate our local ﬁrst responders. The family friendly event is open to the public. Highlights include games, activities, food, door prizes, live music featuring Nate Fowler, a candlelight vigil and a ﬁreworks display. 5-9 p.m. Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-0011. BCT SEASON-OPENING PARTY—Celebrate Boise Contemporary Theater’s new season with performances from the students of BCT Theater Lab, a short play by Michael Hoffman, music from Hillfolk Noir, dinner and auctions. Call BCT for reservations. See Arts News, Page 28. 6-10 p.m. $100. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
On Stage THE 39 STEPS—See Thursday. 8:15 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
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2012 Seminar Series An interactive seminar series for homeowners Second Thursdays 7-9pm @ Integrated Design Lab 306 South 6th Street, Boise, ID
Fall Topics 9/13 10/11 11/8 12/13
Net Zero Homes Building Science & Home Energy Performance What Does a Sustainable Home Cost? Walls & Windows: Case Studies
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IMPROV CAGE MATCH—Watch some of the best improv comedy groups in the valley compete, all in one place. The audience and three celebrity judges decide who will stay and who will go. The winning troupe gets $1,000. See Picks, Page 14. 7-9 p.m. $5. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT— See Friday. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: ALVIN WILLIAMS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. NOISES OFF—See Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. NOVEMBER—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise, daisysmadhouse.org.
Auditions OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUSES AUDITIONS—See Thursday. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3453531, operaidaho.org.
Food & Drink ADULT COOKING CLASS— Learn to craft three courses and a dessert with the theme Thai Yum and Yam. Classes are capped at approximately eight students. Call for reservations. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Fuel for the Soul, LLC, 1941 N. 18th St., Boise, 208-342-7118, fuelforthesoulboise.com. SIXTH ANNUAL EAGLE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL—Taste the best that the Treasure Valley has to offer in both food and wine. Proceeds beneﬁt Meals on Wheels, the Pet Food Pantry and the Eagle Food Bank. Tickets available online at eaglefoodandwinefestival.com and at Banbury Golf Club, Brewforia Eagle, Porterhouse and 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. See Picks, Page 14. 6-9 p.m. $40. Banbury Golf Club, 2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600, banburygolf.com.
Green EVENING ON THE RIVER: A GATHERING OF CONSERVATION FRIENDS—Enjoy gourmet foods, regional wines from Tastevin Wine Merchants and beer from Grand Teton Brewing Co. and hear live music by Scott Knickerbocker of the Hokum Hi-Flyers. Silent and live auctions will be held. Visit idahoconservation.org for more info and tickets. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75. Bridge Event Center, 6200 N. Garrett St., Boise, 208-891-8081.
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Christopher Williams and Betsy Mugavero try to get it on in Noises Off.
HATS OFF TO NOISES OFF The set for Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Noises Off feels instantly familiar—like it was borrowed from an old British sitcom. A well-worn couch and a doily-covered recliner rest center stage, framed by seven wooden doors—three upstairs, four down—and a staircase that winds up stage right. A number of bad tapestries, awkward portraits and tchotchkes ﬁll out the rest of the warmly dated space. And that TV comedy feeling continues as Mrs. Clackett ambles out in the opening scene, wearing a crocheted blanket housecoat and fuzzy pink slippers, her hair in curlers. As she stumbles through her lines and fusses with a plate of sardines, director Lloyd Dallas’ voice booms from above, giving her stage direction. “How about the words, love, am I getting some of them right?” she asks. “Some of them have a very familiar ring,” he chides. Clackett, played by the ﬁctional Dotty (who, in turn, is played by ISF vet Lynn Allison), is in the ﬁnal hours of rehearsal for a farce called Nothing On. Soon, her fellow cast members—a ragtag team of regional theater half-wits clad in vibrant ’70s leisure suits and mini dresses—come stumbling through the set’s doors, botching their lines and timing with equal dedication. As the clock ticks toward opening night, the Valium-popping Dallas (played by Richard Klautsch) gets more and more exasperated. While the ISF cast makes this play-within-a-play concept look easy—switching between characters and accents ﬂuidly, developing the narrative of the ﬁctional play and the real play in unison— the production requires the technical precision of a ballet. With every door that slams shut, another one opens. As Clackett leaves the stage momentarily, real estate agent Roger (played by the Ben Stiller-esque Christopher Williams) swings through the front door with a giggling blonde named Vicki (played with robotic vapidity by Betsy Mugavero). The second they duck into a bedroom for an afternoon tryst, the house’s tax-evading owners Phillip and Flavia (played by Shad Willingham and Kathryn Cherasaro) come barging on stage. And things continue in this manner for the remainder of the sexual innuendo-ﬁlled Nothing On. And while there is plenty of slapstick comedy going on in the ﬁctional play—with dresses disappearing and actors emerging in sheets to look like Arab sheikhs—the company’s rapidly intertwining personal relationships provide for even more hilarity. When we’re taken behind the curtain in Act Two, we learn that Dallas is sleeping with both Brooke (who plays Vicki) and the play’s stage manager, Poppy. Dottie is having a tryst with the jealous Garry (who plays Roger), who thinks she’s also seeing Frederick (who plays Phillip). These petty jealousies and ego bruisings play out mostly silently—and sometimes confusingly—backstage during a performance of the ﬁctional play. Though Noises Off can be a lot to follow visually—with characters swinging in and out of doors and squabbling in various corners of the set—it’s ultimately a fast-paced, ﬁnely timed farce that promises to only get better with time. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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208 MUSIC VIDEO SHOW Fostering collaboration between Boise’s ﬁlm and music scenes ANDREW CRISP Though neither Nancy Spittle nor Kathy Odziemek caught The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” when MTV went live at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1, 1981, they both have a soft spot for music videos just the same. “We both grew up with them,” said Spittle. But by favoring reality TV over music, MTV eventually went the way of the eight-track, which crowned YouTube as the new music video king. According to Spittle, when you pair YouTube’s accessibility with Nancy Spittle and Kathy Odziemek want you to show them your clips at the 208 Music Video Show. cheap video production technology, there’s no reason for a scene like Boise’s to sidestep creating original music videos. textured by Idaho,” said Voss. “They’re very Music Company’s “Blazin’ Lasers,” using “Boise has always had a strong music much a ﬂagship arts group for Idaho, and footage from the space race and old sciencescene,” said Spittle. “But the video scene has they wanted a video to reﬂect that.” ﬁction cartoons. been developing. I was trying to ﬁgure out Voss traveled with the band to the Tender Dave Boutdy, aka Peanut, one-half how to expand the reach of music in Boise Loving Empire Festival in Pullman, Wash., of Boise rap duo Dedicated Servers, said outside the state and at the same time help ﬁlming Finn Riggins as it played at stops introducing new music with a compelling expand video.” visual element can turn a new listener into a along Highway 55. Three years ago, Spittle and Odziemek “Because we’re working in Idaho, we have solid fan. teamed up to create the 208 Music Video a different set of restrictions and opportuni“It’s fairly essential for a band. It seems Show, an event that offers prizes and bragties,” said Voss. “We don’t try to make the like, for a lot of people, it equates them to a ging rights to those who showcase their muenvironment something it’s not.” band,” said Boutdy. “To see the band in acsic videos. In the third iteration of the show, But Voss doesn’t focus solely on tion—just to see them walking—it gives you the pair are embracing the digitalization of making music videos. His work took home a whole new perspective.” the music video. The duo has submitted three music videos top awards at the i48 ﬁlm competition in “We’re new to YouTube this time,” said 2011, and his company, Retroscope Media, this year. Boutdy and his partner Matthew Spittle. “People had asked us in the past to is midway through a short ﬁlm called ManDixon, aka MCMD, contracted with ﬁlmput the submitted videos on a DVD and sell drake Estate. maker Darren Peterson to produce “Rise,” them, but instead we’ve created YouTube Voss said he’d rather help build the Boise a new video Boutdy called “a little nicer” video playlists.” ﬁlm scene than move to a larger market. than the videos “After Her” and “Finally Spittle said the playlists offer a chance “A trend that I’m deﬁnitely supporting is Home,” which they made using iMovie. for the content to go further without legal staying here, developing my skills here,” said “After Her” was created by Dixon’s wife, considerations about making DVDs. And, at Voss. “To stay in Boise and build this scene Lubi, using only a Nintendo DSi handheld its roots, the show is more about attracting is, I think, signiﬁcant and important.” gaming system. eyeballs than dollars. Spittle said the 208 Music Video Show “The technology is so accessible now,” In 2010, ﬁlmmaker Jason Sievers received said Spittle. “You can seeks to bolster both local ﬁlmmakers and lotop honors out of cal music. For the participating bands, having make a music video 15 competitors for an impetus to produce a high-quality music using a cellphone.” his work on the The Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., $5. In 2011, ﬁlmmaker video gives them an opportunity to connect Very Most’s “Autumn with new fans. And for the ﬁlmmakers, the Zach Voss entered Air.” The following NEUROLUX event provides a regular place to showcase two contributions. 111 N. 11th St. year, the event pulled 208-343-0886 For Owlright’s “Owe- that work. in 20 music videos, neurolux.com “I can stay here and ﬁll a role, I think,” Owe,” Voss shot and Edward Kildow’s said Voss. “I have a personal investment in beer-swilling extras video for Thomas what’s going on here. Every year that myself on the Fourth of July Paul’s “Flags in the and other creative people are staying encourskidding across a makeshift Slip-n-Slide on a Way” took home the prize. Spittle said the North End lawn. Voss’ video for “Igor Pops” ages others to stay.” program packed Neurolux both years. Spittle said the Music Video Show is now by Brother Dan (Atomic Mama vet Daniel “I feel the music and video scene here are looking for other ways to expand, which may Kerr’s side project) featured Kerr shimmying very supportive,” said Spittle. “It’s about, include hosting more regular events. in the Foothills with a guitar. And for Voss’ ‘OK, what are you trying? What have you Ironically, this year’s First Thursday 2012 submission, “Plural” by Finn Riggins, done? And what can you do differently?’” screening date is the same day as MTV’s Kildow will return this year with two sub- Idaho remains a strong visual element. 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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BASQUE MARKET—Start your First Thursday at the Basque Market with mac-and-cheese balls and zucchini frito, along with frozen white sangria. 4-8 p.m. 608 W. Grove St., 208-4331208, thebasquemarket.com. BASQUE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER—Enjoy tours of the gal1 lery and the Jacobs-Uberuaga House every half hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Basque music jam session with local musicians. 6:30 p.m. 611 Grove St., 208-343-2671, basquemuseum.com.
BOISE ART GLASS—Make your 2 own pumpkin for $40 per 30-minute session, or watch artist demos while enjoying snacks. 5-11 p.m. 530 W. Myrtle St., 208-345-1825, boiseartglass.com.
THE DISTRICT COFFEE HOUSE— Have some family friendly fun with hosts Recycled Minds improv troupe. 8 p.m. 110 S. Fifth St., 208-3431089, districtcoffeehouse.com.
DRAGONFLY—All shoes are on sale through Sunday, Sept. 9. Enjoy a glass of wine on First Thursday. 5-9 p.m. 414 W. Main St., 208-338-9234.
THE COTTON CLUB—View quilts 4 from the Cotton Club staff and others. 106 N. Sixth St., 208-345-
EPITOME HOME AND GARDEN— View select home and garden items as part of the summer sale, as well as new fall arrivals. A gift basket will be given away in a drawing. 121 N. Fifth St., 208-333-0123.
BRICOLAGE—View small paintings and sewn pieces by Grant Olsen. 5-8 p.m. 418 S. Sixth St., 208345-3718, bricoshoppe.com.
FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—View work by featured artist John Warfel, who will present pieces inspired by doodles. See Downtown News, Page 22. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com.
N. Fifth St., 208-429-1911. INDIE MADE—Local crafters and artists will set up shop in pop-up tents in the Pioneer Building. 108 N. Sixth St., Boise.
GOLDY’S CORNER—View the work of more than 10 local artists. 625 W. Main St., 208-433-3934, goldysbreakfastbistro.com.
LUNCHBOX—Check out artwork, music, drinks and giveaways as part of LunchBOX and Fusion Magazine’s End of Summer Soiree. 104 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-333-1444, lunchboxwax.com.
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MELTING POT—What goes better with art than wine and cheese? Enjoy all three with two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue for $22. 200 N. Sixth St., 208-383-0900, meltingpot.com.
EIGHTH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— Featuring work by Artists in Residence Star Moxley in Suite 203 and Seth Randal’s Wake Island ﬁlm project in Suite L138. Mercantile Building, 404 S. Eighth St., 208-338-5212, 8thstreetmarketplace.com. BOISE ART MUSEUM—The museum will 10 be open until 9 p.m. Studio Art Exploration is from 5-8 p.m. and visitors can combine colorful materials into a work of art after viewing Nick Cave’s circular tondos. 5-8 p.m. 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE 11 HOUSE—View the bird photography of naturalist David Marr. 6-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 134, 208-336-7630. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 12 View the City of Boise’s fourth annual Employee Art Exhibition. See Downtown News, Page 22. 5-9 p.m. By donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120, history.idaho.gov. JULIA DAVIS PARK—If you love local history, meet at the Sacajawea monument in the Idaho State Historical Museum Plaza at 5:30 p.m. and take a self-guided bicycle tour using the app for iPhone and iPod, or walking tour with a docent. For more info, or if you would like to be trained as a docent, contact Kathleen Barrett at 208-3389108 or email@example.com. 5:30 p.m. 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. LISK GALLERY—Stop in to view Foothills 13 paintings from oil painter Carl Rowe, images from landscape photographer Mark Lisk and Jerri Lisk’s canyon paintings. Wine tasting available from Sawtooth Winery. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-342-3773, liskgallery.com. NFINIT ART GALLERY—Enjoy tapas and 14 wine tasting while viewing works from featured artists John Gifﬁn, Brian Kahn, Kimi Monteros, Katy Johnson, Mark Vaccay, Luis Funo, Debbie Fischer and Donna Bernstein. Also, check out the new gift shop section. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131. NORTHRUP BUILDING—Featuring work 15 from Kate and Sarah Masterson, Cassandra Schifﬂer and Theresa Burkes. The Idaho Book Artists Guild will offer a workshop dealing with poetry and paper construction. Eighth and Broad streets, second ﬂoor. PHILIP JAMES PAUL MITCHELL FOCUS SALON—Check out Paul Mitchell samples and take 20 percent off all products and any service booked. 521 S. Eighth St., 208-409-0307, philipjames-paulmitchell-focussalon.com. PLAN B LOUNGE—Enjoy Walla Walla, Wash., wine ﬂights with Tastevin’s Thomas Cwiklinski for $9-$12 per ﬂight during this one-night-only event. 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553, berryhillandco. com. THE PRESS—Enjoy music by Garth Olson and nuts from City Peanut Shop paired with beer. 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, 208-336-9577. QUE PASA—Check out the best selection 16 of Mexican artwork in town, including wall fountains, silver, Day of the Dead decor, and cedar and leather sofas. 409 S. Eighth St., 208385-9018. R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART 17 GLASS—Celebrate R. Grey being named America’s Coolest Store in 2012 by Instore Magazine. Make an appointment to create your own piece as part of the Sticks Trunk Show in October. 5-9 p.m. 415 S. Eighth St., 208-3859337, rgreygallery.com.
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RENEWAL UNDER18 GROUND—Featuring work by Adrian Kershaw, mixed-media sculptor. 517 S. Eighth St., 208338-5444.
THE ART OF WARD 21 HOOPER GALLERY—Authors Elaine Ambrose and AK
SALON 162—View new 19 aluminum prints from photographer Christina Bickinbine’s
Turner will visit the gallery in celebration of their book Drinking with Dead Women Writers, the cover of which was designed by Ward Hooper. Also check out the Urban Garage for unique decor items. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 745 W. Idaho St., 208-866-4627, wardhooper.com.
ongoing series of urban landscapes featuring shots of Minneapolis, as well as her popular Treefort Music Fest work. 404 S. Eighth St., 208-386-9908. SOLID—Enjoy live music 20 from Robert James, appetizers, spirit sampling from
ARTISAN OPTICS—Save up to 50 percent on close-outs, including eyewear and sunwear frames. Music by James Orr from 6-8 p.m. 190 N. Eighth St., 208338-0500, artisanoptics.com.
Youngs Market and art from Rase Photography. Followed by Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. 405 S. Eighth St., 208-345-6620, solidboise.com.
CHOCOLAT BAR—Join the Chocolat Bar and Fraser Winery for a chocolate-and-wine pairing. 805 W. Bannock St., 208-3387771, thechocolatbar.com.
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D.L. EVANS BANK—Cel22 ebrate the bank’s 108th birthday. Venture Coy, Mary Lou Orndorfe, Gary Richardson and Diane Ronayne will display their artwork and students from Boise’s community centers, Boys and Girls’ Clubs and shelters for teens will be on hand. 5-8 p.m. 213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1399. THE ELECTRIC CHAIR SALON— Enter to win a gift basket of hair products and enjoy refreshments. 783 W. Idaho St., 208331-2588. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE—Enjoy a three-course tasting menu paired with beer from Widmer Brothers Brewing. 6 p.m. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9201, thefrontdoorboise.com. GOLITE—Clay Jacobson will host an acoustic jam session. Enjoy music and deals, including promotions. 906 W. Main St., 208-258-2091, golite.com. GRAINEY’S—Enjoy miramba looping madness with a performance from Off Center Dance and video from Earle Swope as part of a Project 213 performance. 9 p.m. 109 S. Sixth St., 208-345-2505, tomgraineysboise.com. IDAHO ADVANTAGE CREDIT UNION—Stop by the bake sale fundraiser for the Idaho Humane Society. 249 N. Ninth St., 208342-5660.
IDAHO POSTER AND 23 LETTERPRESS—View antique wood signs, quotes printed
and framed in re-purposed thriftstore frames and poster type. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 118, 208-761-9538, idahoposterandletterpress.com.
IDAHOSTEL—Watch 24 artist Cory Maas work on a mural live. Visit maasart.
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LE CAFE DE PARIS—Enjoy a special tapas menu and wine tasting. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., 208-336-0889, lecafedeparis. com. MIXING BOWL—View the selection of cookware, bakeware, coffee and more, as well as a presentation. 216 N. Ninth St., 208-345-6025, themixingbowlboise.com.
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themacpc.com for more info. Complimentary adult beverages will be available while supplies last. See Downtown News, Page 22. 6-9 p.m. 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 103, 208-286-6476, idahostel.com.
REDISCOVERED BOOKS—Author and longtime backpacker, climber and skier Michael Lanza will discuss his book Before They’re Gone: A Family’s YearLong Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks. 7 p.m. 180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org. SAGE YOGA AND WELL25 NESS—View a new photo exhibit by Tony Anderson, music by Kris Hartung, vinyasa yoga from 5:30-7 p.m. and wine tasting by Indian Creek Winery. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, 208338-5430, sageyogaboise.com.
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8th Street from Bannock to Main Street & on the Grove Plaza Chef Abbigail Carlson - Cooking with fresh, seasonal produce from the Market - Saturdays Q 10am to Noon
This Week at the Market -
Join us for the 3rd Annual Tomato Tasting Tomatoes! Tomatoes! and more Tomatoes!
* Fresh locally grown produce, herbs, & ﬂowers * Idaho Specialty Foods & Wines * Great Selection of Local Artwork
SEE JANE RUN—Stop in for champagne and a bite of chocolate and vote on the dirtiest T-shirt from the Dirty Dash. The winner will receive a pair of Newton running shoes. 5-7 p.m. 814 W. Idaho St., 208-338-5263, seejanerun.com.
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SUPERB SUSHI—Enjoy sake tasting and smoked salmon sampling. 6-8 p.m. 208 N. Eighth St., 208-385-0123, superbsushidowntown.com. THOMAS HAMMER— 26 Featuring artist Nicolette Laursen’s oil paintings and wall sculptures of extinct animals. 298 N. Eighth St., 208-4338004, hammercoffee.com. 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, downtownboise.org.
West Side THE ALASKA CEN27 TER—Featuring Idaho, A Different Panoramic View by Eric Obendorf and Desert Visions by Chi E. Shenam. 5-9 p.m. 1020 Main St., Boise. ART SOURCE GAL28 LERY—Enjoy the opening reception of Hand-Eye Coordination: Dialogues in Clay and Photography by Jerry Hendershot and David R. Day. There’s also live music by the JB Duo, wine from Indian Creek Winery and snacks. 5-9 p.m. 1015 W. Main St., 208-331-3374, artsourcegallery.com. BASEMENT GALLERY— 29 Ben Wilson presents new work that exhibits the same unique perspective on life found in his illustrations, based on a box of family memorabilia and his mother’s recollections of these treasures. 928 W. Main St., 208-333-0309. BEN AND JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones. 103 N. 10th St., 208342-1992, benjerry.com. GALLERY 601—View new 30 works of art from Cassandra Barney and Will Bullas, including originals created for the show. Preview the show at the gallery’s website. 211 N. 10th St., 208-336-5899, gallery601. com. THE GALLERY AT THE 31 LINEN BUILDING—View Matt Bodett’s oneoneoneoneone exhibition, featuring more than 100 small works mounted on wood. 5-9 p.m. 1402 W. Grove St., 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com. NEUROLUX—View videos from local artists as part of the 208 Music Video Show and bring your smart phone video footage to Boise Weekly’s rep on site to add it to a video made at the event, which will top off the night. See First Thursday, Page 19. 7 p.m. $5. 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com. RADIO BOISE—Watch the live on-air DJ, tour the studio and step up to the mic and record a testimonial. 1020 W. Main St., Alaska Building, Ste. 200, 208424-8166, radioboise.org. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—Featuring an album release party with The Well Suited at 6 p.m. and a buy-two, get-one special on coffee and espresso drinks, used CDs, vinyl and DVD/ blu-rays. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208344-8010, therecordexchange. com.
Artist John Warfel is a doodling dude.
FROM TINY DOODLES TO LARGE MURALS First Thursday, Sept. 6, Flying M Coffeehouse is celebrating the time-honored art of artistic time-wasting: the doodle. Boise artist and Flying M co-curator John Warfel will show an exhibition of his doodles, which he said are the sorts of things that come out when you are willing to turn off your inner critic and just let the art ﬂow. “Doodling essentially tells your brain, ‘Relax, why dontcha? Take a cognitive load off,’” Warfel said in his artist’s statement for the show. Doodles include everything from lightning bolts and earthworms to a collection of teeth. Warfel also said that doodles are an excellent way of better focusing on the things you might otherwise be bored with, like staff meetings and pie charts. But what do these windows into his unconscious say about him? Warfel said you’ll just have to show up and decide for yourself. Down at the Idaho State Historical Museum, on the other hand, they’ll be celebrating the time-honored practice of doing art in your free time at the City of Boise’s Employee Art Exhibit. The museum said that the show is “designed to give all participants, at all levels of skill, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes.” The show, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by The National Arts Program Foundation, with a little help from its friends at the City of Boise Department of Arts and History and is open to all city employees and their families. Instead of seeing art that has already been made this First Thursday, you also have the option of seeing it in action. Idahostel, in the Idaho Building at Eighth and Bannock streets, will be installing a new mural and you are welcome to stop by and take a gander from 6-9 p.m., just so long as you don’t goose the artist. Cory Maas will be working on a 10-foot by 12-foot mural to help brighten up the already mural-ﬁed interior of the hostel, which is owned by Boise Weekly freelancer Andrew Mentzer. Maas got the gig after the work he did on this year’s Freak Alley Gallery project. The mural of an abstract landscape will help ﬁll in the blank space around the men’s room entrance. “That was the most-apparent available space,” said Mentzer. In addition to live painting, Idahostel will also have a DJ and a modest supply of brewed adult beverages on First Thursday. —Josh Gross
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AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW MODEL CALL— Ballet Idaho will host the ﬁrst American Girl Fashion Show in Boise Friday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Grove Hotel. Young ladies who wear size 6X or 10 are needed to model contemporary and historical outﬁts. The model call will take place in Boise Towne Square’s center court. Girls will be measured at the model call. Size 6X auditions are 10 a.m.-noon, size 10 from noon-2 p.m. Visit balletidaho.org for more info about the model call and fashion show. 10 a.m.2 p.m. Boise Towne Square, 925 N. Milwaukee St., Boise, 208-375-1200, boisetownesquare.com.
SHEEPHERDERS BREAKFAST—Enjoy a traditional Basque breakfast with sheepherders bread, churros, eggs piperade and chorizo. If you’re feeling spirited, bottomless sangria blanco and bloody marys are available. Call to make reservations. $10, $15 with alcohol. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.
GO FIGARO!—See Friday. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Kids & Teens RE-ART: SPINNING WHEEL—See Saturday. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol
Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200; 3-4 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208562-4996; boisepubliclibrary.org.
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Animals & Pets
Workshops & Classes
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER BLACK DOG WALK—Join a walk along the Boise River with your dog to bring awareness to the plight of black dogs and cats in shelters. There will be adoptable dogs from local animal rescue groups and shelters, dog food samples, a rafﬂe with a chance to win three days at Camp Bow Wow, training tips from Bad Behavior, Good Dog and live music. Noon. FREE. The Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 208-345-2929, snipidaho.org.
QUIT WITH NANCY—This tobacco-cessation program takes place on four consecutive evenings and participants who complete it receive a complimentary Quit With Nancy DVD program. Call 208-342-0308 to register. 6-9 p.m. FREE. St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208367-2121, saintalphonsus.org.
RE-ART: SPINNING WHEEL—Watch a ﬂeece right off the sheep cleaned, combed and spun on an historic replica spinning wheel before making yarn yourself. For children ages 5-12. Visit trica.org for more info. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995; 3-4 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900; boisepubliclibrary.com.
Citizen RAGS TO RICHES—Bring in things you think may have some value to be appraised during this fundraiser for Wish Granters, which assists adults with terminal illnesses. Call 208-377-9029 for more info. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 for three items, $5 each additional item. The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-4900. RIDE 2 FLY MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP FUNDRAISER—Join Mission Aviation Fellowship for a motorcycle ride through the scenic mountains of Idaho to raise funds for the isolated people they serve around the world. The ride begins at MAF headquarters and ends at the Garden Valley airstrip, where lunch, musical entertainment and ﬂight demonstrations will be held. This is a pledge-per-mile fundraiser. Prizes are awarded for the most funds raised. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $25 registration fee per rider, $10 per passenger. Mission Aviation Fellowship Headquarters, 112 N. Pilatus Lane, Nampa, 208498-0800, maf.org.
Animals & Pets RUN FIDO RUN THIRD ANNUAL DOGGIE DASH—A 5K fun run/walk for you and your four-legged best friends. Enjoy FREE treats before and after the race, plus meet new doggie friends, including adoptable pups who need forever homes. All proceeds beneﬁt humane organizations that help furry friends have better lives. See Picks, Page 15. 10 a.m. $30. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, runﬁdorun.org.
SUNDAY SEPT. 9 Festivals & Events ART IN THE PARK 2012—See Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boiseartmuseum.org. FALL FLORAL FANTASY FLOWER SHOW—See Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. 36th Street Garden Center, 1665 W. Hill Road, Boise, 208-433-5100, 36streetgardencenter.com.
On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS: ALVIN WILLIAMS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Concerts FACULTY ARTIST SERIES: DEL PARKINSON’S IMPRESSIONISM—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, FREE for students, faculty and staff. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.
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8 DAYS OUT Odds & Ends
Workshops & Classes
LEARN ABOUT THE LIBRARY— Take a guided tour of Boise Public Library’s downtown facility. Meet near the coffee machine on the ﬁrst ﬂoor and learn how to get a library card, search the catalog, use the self-checkout machines, sign up for public PCs and more. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org.
META’S BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE BUSINESS WORKSHOP— The topic will be Out of Africa and Asia to America—Reaping Dividends Through Ethnic and Business Product Diversity. Featuring Rosebill Satha, owner of JARDS Products, an eco-friendly bamboo products business located in her home country of Malawi. The special guest presenter will be Jenny Keep, one of META’s 2012 Dividends through Diversity honorees and owner of My Deals, a womanowned enterprise certiﬁed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Lunch will be
TUESDAY SEPT. 11 Literature BOISE DOUBLE TAKE BOOK SIGNING—Rich Binsacca, author of Boise Double Take, will sign copies of his book after a brief presentation and question-andanswer session. Noon-1 p.m. Regular admission. Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3342120, history.idaho.gov. GROWN-UP STORIES OUT LOUD—Theatre Sans Limites presents this event. Trained readers will share short stories with other adults. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org.
Talks & Lectures IDAHO HISTORY LECTURE SERIES: PREHISTORIC TOOLS AND WEAPONS—James Woods uses demonstrations and numerous replicas to illustrate a variety of clever and unusual tools and weapons made and used by our prehistoric ancestors. Several vignettes of recent case studies of how archaeologists use replication analysis will show how they help modern scientists learn more about ancient technology. 7 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, FREE for IBG and Osher Institute members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 12 Food & Drink STUFFED TAPAS CLASS—Learn to make stuffed mushrooms, spicy tuna-stuffed eggs and spinach-stuffed piquillo peppers, all bite-sized and perfect for parties. Price includes wine tasting, tapas and cooking instruction. Pre-registration required. 6 p.m. $35. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.
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from Jenny’s Lunch Line. For Information and registration email alarrinaga@metaidaho. org, call 208-336-5533, ext. 267, or go to metaidaho.org. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. $20. US Bank Building, 101 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-345-8519, metaidaho.org.
ARTS/BOOK REVIEW FORGET ABOUT TODAY Bob Dylan has been called a lot of things: cultural icon, musical genius, raging egomaniac. But in a new book, business writer Jon Friedman comes up with something new and totally unexpected: self-help guru. Forget About Today is an inspirational self-help book based on Dylan’s career. It dares the reader to ask: WWBDD? The answers are hardly unique to this book. Dare to dream. Take chances. Ignore naysayers trying to drag you down. Don’t half-ass things. Know when to walk away. And always do it of your own accord. A situation cited several times in the book was Dylan’s decision to walk off the Ed Sullivan Show, rather than be told what song to play. That event boosted his reputation for integrity and opened as many doors as it closed. The lesson Friedman posits from that experience is that fortune favors the bold more than it does those content to be slaves. Another situation examined was Dylan’s decision to abandon the folk scene and go electric. At the time, that was considered nearly treasonous. And Dylan’s logic for it was that the folk scene was like heaven, something that just didn’t work for him. The lesson Friedman draws is that if you don’t leave your comfort zone, you’ll never grow. However, aside from the inherent messianic creepiness of a book strictly about the life of one person, the book can be a bit tricky because Dylan is no ordinary mortal. Yes, the hard work and strategies discussed in the book contributed greatly to Dylan’s success. But so did a prodigious amount of natural talent and a convergence of external cultural factors—winds that not everyone is lucky enough to have at their backs. Self-help books are deﬁnitely to taste. Some ﬁnd them inspiring and helpful, while others become frustrated with the realization that they are just suggestions, not life-instruction manuals. In that sense, Forget About Today is little different from other self-help texts. But it is a fun new lens through which to look at the principles Friedman espouses. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
MANY MOONS Proliﬁc musician Spencer Krug talks about his current project, Moonface CATIE YOUNG Spencer Krug has spent the past decade as a man of many names: Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Fifths of Seven, Swan Lake. But during the past few years, he’s settled on a face and he’s decided to keep it for a while. The Canadian musician took on the Moonface moniker in 2009 after a limited, twotrack Sunset Rubdown release, Introducing Moonface. Since then, he’s put out two major solo albums as Moonface, both recorded in his Montreal home. 2010’s Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums took the form of one 20-minute track based on Krug’s dreams and Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped was released in 2011. Moonface was strictly a solo project until this year’s With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. Krug’s various projects have a range of sounds. Wolf Parade was a fast, sometimeschaotic indie/post-punk outﬁt that used mostly traditional instrumentation, while early Sunset Rubdown took on a moreexperimental, almost art-rock sound. With Moonface, each new album seems to work under a speciﬁc concept or parameter: marimba and shit-drums, organ music and, now, collaboration. Just months after the ﬁrst Moonface record was released, Krug was on a European tour with Wolf Parade and supporting Finnish band Joensuu 1685. “I remember standing backstage and watching those guys, and being really impressed with how tight the drummer and the bass player were. ... ‘Tight’ is the wrong word. Maybe ‘relentless’ would be a better word. They would lock up together and play the same heavy riff for 10 minutes straight without wavering, without getting bored, without slowing down. ... Right away, I was enamored with those guys,” said Krug. So when Joensuu 1685 broke up shortly thereafter, drummer Risto Joensuu and bass player Markus Joensuu went on to form Siinai—a Helsinki-based instrumental rock band—with Matti Ahopelto and Saku Kamarainen. “Half a year [after the tour], I got an email from Risto with an mp3 attached of his new band’s unreleased record, Siinai’s Olympic Games,” Krug said. “I really liked the simplicity of it. I respected the patient repetition within the songwriting and I was impressed with their willingness to take risks— notably the risk of melodrama; WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
direction the music should take, I would often lush and dark and unapologetic.” leave the room, trying to embrace the idea that Krug asked if Siinai would be interested in there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to make a making a record with him. song, there are only ever-subjective opinions. “It suited us as a band to get into this kind So I tried to let my tired old opinions take of project,” Risto said. “We had decided that the backseat for this record and let some new there’s no rules in Siinai, and that we can do whatever if it feels good and interesting. When heads weigh in.” The presence of new blood is apparent on Spencer approached us, it certainly felt like an With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery. The music interesting project.” is fuller and heavier than earlier solo MoonAs Krug’s staggering discography sugface recordings. “Yesterday’s Fire,” like most gests—his various bands combined have put tracks on the record, has a driving rhythm that out around 20 albums and EPs since 2002— creates a constant pulse underneath droning the man is no stranger to collaboration. But layers of ethereal guitars, synths and piano. working with Siinai brought about a different This dense sonic layertype of process. ing is present through“It was quite reMoonface with Siinai and Sad Baby Wolf, out the album, giving it ally random; barely Wednesday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., an expansive, almostorganized chaos, at $7 adv., $10 door. cavernous quality. times,” Krug said. FLYING M COFFEEGARAGE On all of his proj“But one approach 1314 Second St. S., Nampa ects, Krug strings words that we all shared was 208-467-5533 together with depth and this: Trust whatever ﬂyingmcoffee.com poeticism. comes out naturally. On “Whale Song” We really let our combined ideas, our improvised jam sessions, off Organ Music, Krug croons, “If I were you and you were me / You could see it’s more form the record without ever getting overly than just a whale song / More than random critical or letting our egos get in the way. We ﬂowers bursting from my mouth / More than all went into the project with zero expectashit whispered into the crook of my arm.” tions.” And the writing on Heartbreaking Bravery This approach allowed Krug and Siinai is similarly poetic. While Krug’s lyrics are still to create an album together, but without the profound and odd, their structure and delivery struggle and conﬂict that often come up in feels more straightforward. more-traditional recording scenarios. “A piece of fool’s gold next to an empty “The main idea [of working with Siinai] vase / I’m too old for you anyway / And I was that I would have less control, or no know you’ll disagree / Because you know that control, over the music,” said Krug. “While recording, if there was some debate over which you’re pretty when you lie,” belts Krug on “Yesterday’s Fire.” As for the future, Krug said he has ideas for both solo and collaborative projects, but whatever it is, it will be under the name Moonface. “Working solo—for me—is a much slower, deliberate, and darker process,” Krug said. “It’s full of self-doubt and obsession and borderline insanity. It’s the process of putting everything you can ﬁnd in yourself out on the table and trying to make something pretty out of it, but often, you just ﬁnd the same old apple cores and empty booze bottles and used-up toothpaste containers. “But both, in the end, take me to some amazing place that, so far, I can only get to through musicmaking.” These gents will put their best Moonface forward at Nampa’s Flying M Coffeegarage.
Willison Roos will release its debut album soon.
CROWDSOURCED COMPS First Thursday, Sept. 6, will mark the third installment of one of Boise’s best musical shindigs: The 208 Music Video Show. The annual exhibition of Idaho-made music videos at Neurolux will feature more than 30 entries across multiple genres of music. For more info on that event, ﬂip to First Thursday, Page 19. This year, Boise Weekly is adding a little something extra to the mix: a crowdsourced music video made at the event, which will be shown at the end. How will we execute this Sparta-level madness? With the help of you and your smartphone. From 7 p.m. until the ﬁrst intermission, BW will accept whatever you’d like to dump into our editing computer from your phone. We’ll then shape it into the best music video ever cranked out during one hour inside Neurolux. The 208 Music Video Show starts at 8 p.m and costs $5 to get in, unless you’re a video director or band who has submitted a video. But if video ain’t your way to be all community-focused, then the city’s upcoming Boise 150 Music Compilation may be more your thang. The Boise City Department of Arts and History has put out a call for original songs that will be released on a compilation as part of the city’s 2013 sesquicentennial celebration. According to a press release: “Song submissions may be in any genre or style and up to ﬁve minutes in length. Entries must directly relate to the city of Boise, either through the artist’s ties to Boise or the music’s subject matter.” More information is available at Boise150.com. Also getting their shizzle on wax is local folk duo Willison Roos, which is getting ready to put out its debut album, All These Years. The record will be released at a big shindig at The Linen Building on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Steve Fulton will open. But that’s next week. If you can’t wait that long for live music, then there is plenty to choose from this week. One not to miss is the ﬁnal show in the Atypical Tuesday series at Red Room Tuesday, Sept. 11, featuring Chicago psych-pop band Netherfriends, Boise grunge-rockers Associates and The Very Most. That show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. and costs $1. Red Room booker Wes Malvini told BW that the series is coming to an end with the summer and will start up again in April, renamed Bizarro Thursdays. —Josh Gross
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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 5 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Empty Pockets with Juke Daddys. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza BRANDON PRITCHETT—9 p.m. FREE. Reef
RICO WEISMAN AND REX MILLER—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
SUMMER BEACH BLAST—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s TRAMPLED BY TURTLES—8 p.m. $18-$25. Knitting Factory
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
THOSE DARLINS, SEPT. 7, KFCH Those Darlins aren’t exactly a girl group. Though three out of the Nashville, Tenn., band’s four members are females, the group shirks delicacy in favor of a punky, Johnny Cash swagger. The band’s self-titled 2009 release is throwback country, interpreted through the hazy lens of booze-swilling 20-something ladies. The album’s backwoods lyrics are sung with a snarl and peppered with references to snaggletooth mamas with tin-roof tans and greasy skillets. On “The Whole Damn Thing,” the girls harmonize: “I got drunk and I ate a chicken / I ate a chicken I found in my kitchen / not just the legs and not just the wings / I’d like to let you know that I ate the whole damn thing.” Though the follow-up album, 2011’s Screws Get Loose, ditched the twang for more garage-rock elements, Those Darlins kept the punky irreverence. On “Be Your Bro,” the ladies sing: “I may have girly parts / but I’ve got a boy’s heart.” —Tara Morgan With Old 97’s and Rhett Miller. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $20-$40. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
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GAYLE CHAPMAN—With Robb Howell. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar GIZZARD STONE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s HAVEN DAVID SNOW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown JACK GISH—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow KATIE MORELL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian KILEY AND ELLIE SHAW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown MOONFACE—With Siinai and Sad Baby Wolf. See Noise, Page 25. 8 p.m. $7 adv., $10 door. Flying M Coffeegarage NAOMI PSALM—8 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s PHALGERON—With Krystos, End of All Flesh and Villainous. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder
THURSDAY SEPT. 6 BROCK BARTEL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe CONCERTS IN THE GARAGE— Featuring Ned Evett and Boise Rock School bands. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Rock School
MARCHING MINDS—With Sandusky Furs and Pravda. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room
GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE—Featuring B3 Side. 6:30 p.m. $10, $7 IBG members, $6 ages 5-12, FREE ages 5 and younger. Idaho Botanical Garden HAVEN DAVID SNOW—9 p.m. FREE. Reef HILLFOLK NOIR—9 p.m. FREE. Bittercreek HOONY UNPLUGGED—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid
JAKE OWEN—With Jack Ingram. 7 p.m. $29.50. Idaho Botanical Garden JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
MISSION 66—7 p.m. FREE. Buster’s
THE JOHN JONES GROUP—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN—7 p.m. $35-$99.50. Eagle River Pavilion
JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
POSSUM LIVIN—7 p.m. FREE. Modern
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
PRETTY LIGHTS—9 p.m. $35$70. Knitting Factory ROCK AND RODEO SHOWCASE—Featuring the Neckid Rednecks. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
IROCK—9 p.m. $5. Reef
FRIDAY SEPT. 7 ANDREW CORTENS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill AUDIO MEDICS—9 p.m. $TBD. Red Room BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. The Crux GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
METAL FEST 2012—Featuring Gypsy Saints, Wake Up Dead, Rise of the Fallen, Tiamat’s Destroyer and March of Martyrs. 9 p.m. $3-$7. New Frontier Club OLD 97’S TOO FAR TO CARE TOUR—With Those Darlins and Rhett Miller. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $20-$40. Knitting Factory RIZING TIDE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE— Featuring Speedy Gray, Jack Loyd Gish and Dan MacKay. 8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper UNCLE CHRIS—8 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe Y LA BAMBA—With the Heligoats, Lionsweb and Little Tiny Little People. See Listen Here, Page 27. 8:30 p.m. $7. VAC
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THE WELL SUITED—8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage
BUSTER BLUE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
SUNDAY SEPT. 9
BLACK TOOTH GRIN—8 p.m. $8. Knitting Factory BONE DANCE—With Cascabel and Black Cloud. 8:30 p.m. $3. Red Room CHUCK SMITH—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers THE JEZABELS—With Finn Riggins. 10 p.m. $10. Reef JOHNNY SHOES—8 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe LETA NEUSTAEDTER—With Oliver Thompson. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears METAL FEST 2012—Featuring Deadly Sinz, Ashes of Abaddon, Latimer, Mortal Enemy and more. 1:30 p.m. all ages, 9 p.m. 21-and-older. FREE-$7. New Frontier Club MELVINS LITE—With Big Business and Tweakbird. 7 p.m. $15. Neurolux PILOT ERROR—9:30 p.m. $5. Liquid SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE—8 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper
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ALEX RICHARDS BAND—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY: THE SIDEMEN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MY MORNING JACKET—With Shabazz Palaces. 7 p.m. $38. Knitting Factory SUNDERGROUND—Featuring The Finer Points Of Sadism with Amy Bleu. 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement THESE UNITED STATES—With Paleo and Velcro Mindset. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux TODD DUNNIGAN—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill
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TUESDAY SEPT. 11 ATYPICAL TUESDAY SERIES FINALE—Featuring Netherfriends, The Very Most and Associates. 8:30 p.m. $1. Red Room CITY FAIRE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s DAN COSTELLO—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DAN COSTELLO—With Ben Burdick. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JIMMY BIVENS—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye RADIO BOISE TUESDAYS—Featuring Dedicated Servers. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux
WEDNESDAY SEPT. 12 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Trevor Green with Harpersman. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza
BOURBON DOGS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown BURLEY GRIMES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s DAN COSTELLO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian JAMES MILLER—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe JAMES ORR—9 p.m. FREE. Reef JIM FISHWILD—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow JOHN BERRYHILL—With Greg Martinez and Friends. 6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill PATRICIA FOLKNER AND JOEL KASERMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel RICO WEISMAN AND REX MILLER—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown STEVE EATON—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SUN BLOOD STORIES—With Brother Dan. 8:30 p.m. $2. Red Room
MINUS THE BEAR—7:30 p.m. $15. Knitting Factory PAMELA DEMARCHE ENSEMBLE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
Y LA BAMBA, SEPT. 7, VAC Mexico informs the songs of Portland, Ore.’s Y La Bamba and its principal singer, Luz Elena Mendoza. On the title track of the band’s 2012 release, Court the Storm—produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin—Mendoza sings: “I have left my soul in Mexico.” At the heart of Y La Bamba are hymns that center on Mendoza’s Mexican heritage and family, sung in both Spanish and English. Mendoza’s family migrated to the United States from Michoacan, Mexico, but not before exposing Mendoza to artists like Ramon Ayala. Mendoza remembers singing “Tragos Amargos” with her father as a child and later starting a band by the same name before folding the project into Y La Bamba. Mendoza is accompanied by ﬁve bandmates who mix instrumental elements like accordion while providing soft harmonies. The result has been dubbed “mariachi-inspired indie folk.” —Andrew Crisp
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With the Heligoats, Lionsweb and Little Tiny Little People. 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, $7. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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PLAY POLITICS Found Magazine proves that one person’s discarded grocery list is another’s treasure.
FOUND HUMANITY Twelve years ago, Davy Rothbart found a note stuck to his car windshield on a blustery winter night in Chicago. The note read: “Mario, I fucking hate you. You said you had to work then whys your car HERE at HER place?? You’re a fucking LIAR. I hate you. I fucking hate you. Amber. P.S. Page me later.” The note was obviously meant for someone else, but it amused Rothbart and his brother Peter so much that they decided to start collecting other found scraps—love letters, birthday cards, doodles, to-do lists, “anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life.” That project turned into the wildly successful Found Magazine, which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary with a nationwide tour. The tour will swing into the Visual Arts Collective Saturday, Oct. 27, with Davy showcasing new treasures that have landed in Found’s mailbox and Peter singing original songs based on the notes. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and the show starts at 8 p.m. And speaking of unique original performances, Boise-based movie director Michael Hoffman will transfer his talents to the stage, when he directs a short play for Boise Contemporary Theater’s Season-Opening Party Saturday, Sept. 8. The play will be Oh, the Humanity by recent PEN Literary Award recipient Will Eno. According to BCT, the play involves a man (Matthew Cameron Clark) and a woman (Tracy Sunderland) who are seeking “to ﬁnd meaning and direction in life.” Hoffman previously directed The Cherry Orchard (2002) and Waiting for Godot (2003) for BCT. The evening will also feature new work from students involved in BCT’s Theater Lab, along with live music from Travis and Ali Ward of Hillfolk Noir. After the performances, a banquet of local food, wine and beer will be served outdoors under strings of lights. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online or by calling 208331-9224, ext. 205. And speaking of BCT, the company was one of three Idaho recipients of recent Arts and Culture grants from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. BCT received a $20,000 grant to support its world-premiere play, A Nighttime Survival Guide. The Cabin received $60,000 to beneﬁt its annual Readings and Conversations series for the next three seasons. The Cabin’s 2012-2013 speakers include Abraham Verghese on Monday, Nov. 5, Anthony Doerr on Feb. 12, 2013, Firoozeh Dumas on March 13, 2013 and Andrew Ross Sorkin on April 16, 2013. The third Idaho recipient of Paul G. Allen funds was Company of Fools in Hailey, which received $15,000.
Daisy’s Madhouse stages David Mamet’s political satire, November JOSH GROSS At one end of the Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall actor Sean Small sits at a school desk, surrounded by a series of false walls that represent the Oval Ofﬁce of the White House. Small is rapidly toggling his attention back and forth between a mockphone call with his wife about reupholstering a sofa and his companion’s insistence that he should probably get off the phone because Iran has launched a nuclear strike against the United States. But his mock-wife doesn’t want to hear it. “I’m not being cheap,” Small grimaces. Daisy’s Madhouse’s rendition of November isn’t politics as usual. “I’m trying to save money because we’re going home broke and we’re being bombed by Iran so I have to hang up.” ﬁcult not to offer some. For Johnson, the Smith asks his adviser. For most sitting presidents, this sort of absurdity the play is depicting is the product “That you’re still here,” he ﬁres back. inappropriately timed conversation wouldn’t “If I have to suffer through this, then why of too much money in elections, which be an issue. But President Charles Smith in has increased dramatically since the play’s should the gays get off scot-free,” Smith David Mamet’s November isn’t exactly … premiere with the U.S. Supreme Court’s opines in favor of same-sex marriage. well, “presidential.” Citizens United decision. He even posits that building a fence to “He is incredibly complex in that he’s one “We still count votes, but the votes are keep out illegal immigrants is impossible of the biggest, most-idiotic boobs I’ve ever outright bought,” Johnson said. because it would have to be built by those had the opportunity to play,” Small said. But he is adamant that this is—strange as very same illegal immigrants. Small is a member of local theater comit may sound—not a political play. It’s just Penned by the “master of dialog,” pany Daisy’s Madhouse. And in the middle one written from what Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mamet, of arguably the most-toxic political climate Chris Jones called “an advanced state of November is rife with blistering diatribes, in decades, Daisy’s Madhouse is doing the creative anarchy.” Jones said that even as racial slurs and no shortage of profanity. unthinkable: putting politics on stage as audiences howl with laughter at Mamet’s “Don’t fear the f-word,” Small advises lighthearted entertainment. verbal gags, it isn’t clear where they are potential attendees. But the show’s director, Karl Johnson, But despite its potty-mouthed racism and aimed, just that it is freeing for them to be said November is the sort of show that will lobbed in the ﬁrst place. homophobia, November has far more brevserve as a timely respite from the bitterness It’s often said that politics are not much ity than other Mamet plays like Oleanna, of the election rather than ratcheting the tension up another notch. The last thing the Glengarry Glen Ross or Edmond. It is a rol- more than theater. Considering the wide licking parade of absurdity. New York Times variety of real-world consequences ariscompany wants is a ﬁstﬁght breaking out in critic Ben Brantley even called November “a ing from politics, that is a wildly cynical the parking lot. David Mamet play for people who don’t like inaccuracy. But in the case of November, “No matter who you support for presipolitics deﬁnitely make for good theater, David Mamet.” dent, you’ll ﬁnd something to hate in Presiand theater that doesn’t have to be about a Mamet’s razor-sharp dialog, which snaps dent Smith,” Johnson said with a smile. The show, which premiered on Broadway like a Jets vs. Sharks dance battle, is in large larger message. “I don’t care what the message is, the part what attracted in 2008, tells the purpose of theater is to entertain,” Johnson Johnson to the show. story of a comically said. “And if it doesn’t do that ﬁrst, it’s “I like its directunpopular president November runs Friday and Saturday nights, failed. [November] is a very entertaining ness,” he said. “The heading into elecSept. 7-Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. piece.” classical theater, the tion season and his THE IDAHO OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION But Small thinks there might be a mes[Eugene] O’Neill, that desperate attempt to GRANGE HALL sage, though it isn’t a partisan one by kind of stuff, has been win re-election by 3401 Brazil St. 208-918-1351 nature. analyzed so much that blackmailing turkey daisysmadhouse.org “If you’re remotely interested in what’s you feel like you have farmers. happening in our country right now, this is to analyze it. This is While Aaron Sora true commentary on the state of our union right there, it’s in your kin, the man behind right now,” he said. “And it’s a good laugh.” face, it says what it has to say. You underThe West Wing, said that his series engaged When asked if there was anything else stand it. You don’t have to agree with it, but in the time-honored tradition of telling stohe wanted to add, Small suddenly snapped you understand it. There’s no need for deep ries about kings in their castles, November back into character. depicts the castle as ruled by the court jester. analysis.” “No comment,” he smirked. But considering the season, it is dif“What is it people don’t like about me?”
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COLD LIGHT OF DAY—A man’s family is kidnapped on a sailing vacation by intelligence agents seeking to recover a briefcase. (PG-13) Opens Friday, Sept. 7. Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22. THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES—This documentary tells a rags-to-riches—and perhaps back-to-rags— tale of a wealthy couple. (PG) Opens Friday, Sept. 7. The Flicks.
Buzzworthy TIFF ﬁlms, from left to right: On the Road, Hyde Park on Hudson, Arthur Newman and Emperor.
SLEEPWALK WITH ME—Stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this comedy, which is co-produced with Ira Glass of This American Life. (NR) Opens Friday, Sept. 7. The Flicks.
THE FEST OF TIMES BW’s top picks at the Toronto International Film Festival GEORGE PRENTICE
THE WORDS—Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana star in this romantic drama about a novelist who achieves fame for something he didn’t write. (PG13) Opens Friday, Sept. 7. Edwards 9, 12, 14, 22.
Special Screenings HALF THE SKY—View the ﬁlm Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book. Actresses Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, Diane Lane, America Ferrera and Olivia Wilde join Kristof as he travels to Asia and Africa to meet face-to-face with inspiring individuals working to bring about change and the women and girls who confront extreme gender inequality in their daily lives. Screening followed by a question-and-answer session. Visit communitycinema.org for more info. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Student Union Farnsworth Room, Boise State, Boise, 208-426-3275.
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: SOME LIKE IT HOT— 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. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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What? It’s Christmas already? You may celebrate on Dec. 25, but I like to unwrap my presents in September. Though carollers don’t sing “Have a Holly, Jolly TIFFmas” or “Oh, Little Town of Toronto,” the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 16, is my closest thing to a cinematic holiday. This year’s TIFF guest list includes Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Penelope Cruz, Viggo Mortensen, James Franco, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Johnny Depp. Filmdom’s ﬁnest directors will also be on hand, including Terrence Malick, Joss Whedon, Ken Burns, David O. Russell and the Wachowski Brothers. Choosing which ﬁlms to watch over 10 days is not the easiest task, considering there are hundreds of entries with as many as 18 movies showing concurrently, but here’s my to-do list (in order of my excitement):
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON—The story of FDR (Bill Murray) hosting England’s King George.
CLOUD ATLAS—This epic based on a bestselling novel and starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant will
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ON THE ROAD—Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel ﬁnally comes to the screen from executive producer Francis Ford Coppola. THE SESSIONS—John Hawkes plays a man conﬁned to an iron lung, who reaches out to a sex therapist (Helen Hunt). This sounds too intriguing to miss.
either be the biggest ﬂop of the year or a masterpiece. THE MASTER—Speaking of masters, this is the latest from director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix. EMPEROR—Tommy Lee Jones plays
Douglas MacArthur. ARGO—The true story of an improbable rescue of six Americans held hostage in Iran. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP—Robert Redford plays a former radical fugitive wanted for murder. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING—Director Joss Whedon (The Avengers) reportedly ﬁlmed
this Shakespeare classic in 12 days at his home. ARTHUR NEWMAN— Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in the story of a down-on-hisluck golfer dubbed “The Choker.” THE ICEMAN—The true story of a contract killer (Michael Shannon) who is also a loving husband and devoted father.
This year’s list of documentaries also has great promise, including Ken Burns’ Central Park Five, about ﬁve teenagers wrongly accused of sexual assault; Room 237, examining the secret messages of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining; and How to Make Money Selling Drugs, certain to be one of the most-provocative ﬁlms of 2012. You can watch trailers for many of these ﬁlms and follow our reporting from TIFF at boiseweekly.com beginning Friday, Sept. 7.
SCREEN/DVD BOISE’S FAVORITE DVD RENTALS THIS WEEK
1. THE HUNGER GAMES Third week at No. 1.
2. BATTLESHIP First week in release.
—Source: Video Memories, 4504 Overland Road, Boise, 208-385-0113
3. BERNIE Dropped from No. 2 on Aug. 29.
4. THINK LIKE A MAN First week in release.
5. LUCKY ONE First week in release.
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JUST DOING IT Horseshoe Bend moms organize half marathon to help school district CHRISTINA MARFICE
Early on a summer morning, with the rising sun already promising another hot day, three moms crowded around a high table with coffee cups and papers littering its surface. They asked about each other’s families and children, but between the small talk, they inquired about volunteer lists, advertisers and Lillie Crawford, Malissa Meyer and Melanie Flake decided to do something about the shortage of funding in registration fees. public schools and organized the Race 2 the Summit. Lillie Crawford, Malissa Meyer and Melanie Flake have 12 children between them, so moms encouraged the school board to take a This was the ﬁrst supplemental schoolthey knew that when Horseshoe Bend School different route. funding plan put to a vote in Horseshoe District’s levy failed in March and their kids’ “We told them, ‘if you cut kindergarten, Bend. According to Vickie Renfro, acting favorite programs were in danger of being superintendent of the Horseshoe Bend School you’re hurting the ﬁrst-graders, the secondcut, it was time to take matters into their graders, third-graders,’” said Flake. “‘You’re District, that may have been a factor in its own hands. hurting everyone above it because they don’t failure. “I was talking to [Flake] on the phone have a foundation. Don’t cut kindergarten. “Horseshoe Bend has never had to seek a about it and she said, ‘We’re talking about supplemental levy before this past year,” Ren- Cut from sports. Parents can pay for that. We this and we’re all complaining about a lot of stuff; there’s a lot to complain about up here.’ fro said. “The community’s proud of that, but cannot pay for a kindergarten teacher.’” Added Crawford, “That’s why the booster they’re just not knowledgeable to the needs of And she asked me what we were going to do club started. It wouldn’t have started if we’d the schools.” to ﬁx it, and I didn’t have an answer,” said cut kindergarten. Nobody’s going to start a The levy failure resulted in the loss of Crawford. “That’s what hit me really hard. booster club for kindergarten.” district funding for the salaries of a physicalWe can’t just talk about it anymore. We need The three moms hope to raise enough to to make a stand and make a huge difference.” education teacher and a music teacher. A high fund transportation for high-school sports, school business teaching position was cut to The three young moms are the organizawhich Renfro said will cost around $10,000. tional force behind Race 2 the Summit, a half part-time, forcing some students to take the However, no ﬁnal decision has been made class online. Sports funding was cut as well, marathon in Horseshoe Bend that will raise regarding the use of the money from the race. resulting in the loss of district-provided busmoney for the small community’s struggling “We haven’t made any solid commitments ing to sporting events for high-school athletes. schools. All avid runners, Crawford, Meyer to the school or to the boosters, because we But parents and teachers are stepping up to and Flake long dreamed about the possibility don’t know how much money we’re talking ﬁll the void. of hosting a race in their hometown. Now about working with, $5,000 or $500,” said “Currently, we are able to offer a music that their kids’ schools are in need, the race is Flake. “We’ve kind of said, really loosely, and P.E. program in our elementary school becoming a reality. through volunteers and teachers. Everybody’s we’re going to put the money back into the “We talked over the years about how school and into the community. We’re going really stepped up together to ﬁll the gap,” fun it would be to do a race here up to the to research the very best, most-efﬁcient way said Renfro. “All of our coaching staff took summit because that’s a cool road that’s not to use our money.” high trafﬁc,” said Flake. “Then, with the levy 50 percent pay cuts willingly to help us meet Crawford, Meyer and Flake also hope that the bottom line. A lot of those are just comnot passing and the school needing money, their work can help show Horseshoe Bend munity members that are coaching.” [Crawford] ﬁnally said, ‘OK, this year we’re residents that adequate funding for schools However, if school going to do it. Let’s can have a positive effect on the community funding receives any do it this fall and use more blows in coming as a whole by replacing lost revenue outside the money for the RACE 2 THE SUMMIT of the classroom. years, the effect could school.’” Saturday, Sept. 25, Horseshoe Bend. “It’s a huge domino effect. It’s affecting be huge, Renfro said. The $250,000 levy Registration deadline: Friday, Sept.. 14. everybody,” said Crawford, who knows a “We don’t have failed with 250 votes district bus driver whose salary was halved another instructional against it, compared Cost: $45 for the half marathon, $40 for the after the levy failure. person to cut,” she 10K, $35 for the 5K, $10 for the kids’ run to only 93 in its favor. race2thesummit.com And although the race won’t take place said. “We are bare School board ofﬁuntil the end of September, the three moms bones.” cials said while many While volunteer ef- contend that it has already had a positive efparents in Horseshoe fect on their town. forts are meeting eduBend are supportive “Things have been neglected because of the community’s schools, residents made it cational needs for now, sports-budget needs there’s been no reason to ﬁx it,” said Flake. clear with the vote that they were not in favor remain. Crawford, Meyer and Flake would like to see the proﬁts from Race 2 the Summit “But now it’s like, OK, we’re drawing 500 of raising taxes to fund them. go toward ﬁlling that need. At the time of the people from Boise and we don’t want a “There’s a disconnect between the school levy failure, the district worried about needing broken drinking fountain in the park. We’re and the community,” said Meyer. “We feel to cut its kindergarten program, but the three going to get those things taken care of.” that it was the reason the levy didn’t pass.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
Wildﬁres and hunting season don’t mix.
BIKING ON FIRE The Boise biking community has never been stingy when it comes to sharing both information and its love of the sport, so it should come as no surprise that biking and safety organizations have teamed up to offer a bit of a primer course for those interested in learning more about local biking opportunities. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the public is invited to swing by Ann Morrison Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to check out the Boise Bike Crawl. The free event will include info on biking etiquette—on trails and roads—as well as some of Boise’s unique bike laws and safety tips from the folks at Boise Bicycle Project, Look! Save a Life and the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association. Participants can get a quick check of their bike and score free ﬂat ﬁxes and tune-ups, as well as learn more about the importance of bike helmets and maybe even take home a fee one courtesy of ProHelmet. Ada County Highway District representatives will also be handing out free taillights and reﬂectors. The event will be held at the Old Timer’s Shelter near the Greenbelt. Of course, not every sport is as easy to access as biking. Wildﬁres burning throughout the state may have an impact on fall hunting—speciﬁcally in areas around the Halstead ﬁre near Stanley, and the Mustang Complex ﬁres north of Salmon. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is warning hunters that area closures caused by the large ﬁres could mean they may have to adjust their schedules or cancel their hunts. Game Management Units 21, 27, 36 and 36B are of particular concern. Hunters with permits for these areas can monitor closures online at the Incident Information System website, inciweb.org. While IDFG says it has no plans to adjust season dates because of the ﬁres, hunters do have a few options. First, they can exchange general tags for a different area, although this must be done before the opening of the season. Hunters with controlled-hunt tags may exchange them for general tags before the controlled-hunt season opens. For more info, call 208-334-2592. If the area is completely blocked by ﬁre, IDFG will consider granting rain checks or refunds on a case-by-case basis at the end of the season. Hunters who want to take this option will have to submit their tags, permits and a letter describing what happened and what they want. For more info, visit ﬁshandgame.idaho. gov. —Deanna Darr
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15TH ANNUAL CURT RECLA MOONLIGHT GOLF TOURNAMENT—Participants in this four-person scramble play nine holes, break for dinner donated by Smoky Davis, then play approximately ﬁve holes with glow-in-the-dark balls. Cost includes green fees, cart for the ﬁrst nine holes, night equipment and dinner. A rafﬂe and silent auction will be included. Proceeds beneﬁt Boise Parks and Recreation’s AdVenture Program, providing rec opportunities for people with disabilities. Hole sponsorships are welcome for $100. For more information or to register, contact Emily Kovarik at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-608-7680. Friday, Sept. 7. $60 per person. Warm Springs Golf Course, 2495 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-343-5661.
GOOSE CREEK FALLS
AVIMOR BIKE DEMO DAY—Local bike vendors and mountainbike manufacturers will offer bikes for the public to demo on Avimor’s 90 miles of trails. Payette Brewing Company and food vendors will offer beer and food for sale. Live music will be provided in Avimor’s ﬁve-acre Foothills Heritage Park. Mountain-biking equipment and other products will also be available for demonstration and for sale. Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Avimor, north of Eagle on Highway 55 at Avimor Drive, Eagle, 208-939-5360, avimor.com. BOISE BIKE CRAWL—Learn about bicycle etiquette, rules of the road, helmets, bike maintenance, outdoor recreation opportunities, maps and commuting strategies by bike. Get a quick maintenance check-up and enjoy family friendly activities. Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard, Boise. ICAC FOUNDATION ALLEY CAT BIKE RACE—Help support the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Foundation, which supports the enforcement of laws against predators who use technology to victimize children. Registration available online at icacfoundation.org/registration. Check-in or day-of registration at 11:30 a.m. Race starts at 12:30 p.m. and ﬁnishes at The Stone House. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25. Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd., Boise. PURPLESTRIDE BOISE—The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will hold a 5K walk along the Boise Greenbelt starting at the Ann Morrison Park Old Timer’s Shelter. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Visit purplestride.org to register and pancan.org for more info about the organization. 9:30 a.m. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard, Boise. XFS 60 BAD BLOOD—Professional mixed martial arts return to Boise, with undefeated Veta Aertega taking on undefeated Billie Edney. Also headlining the card will be XFS Middleweight Champion Gabe “The Princess” Miranda taking on No. 1 contender Ryan Wagner. Buy tickets online at centurylinkarenaboise. com or call 208-331-TIXS. 7 p.m. $15. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-4242200 or box ofﬁce 208-3318497, centurylinkarenaboise. com.
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With all of the smoke from the Halstead and Trinity Ridge ﬁres, your best bet for avoiding a gray skyline and congested lungs is to explore the Payette National Forest outside of McCall. A wonder ful journey is the hike to Goose Creek Falls from the Last Chance Campground trailhead. The ﬁve-mile hike (out and back) meanders through a dense forest of Douglas ﬁr, spruce and pine. Lichen-covered boulders and the nearby Goose Creek add to the scener y. The trail eventually takes you to Goose Creek Falls, an impressive water fall that plummets 60 feet over gray granite into a large pool. The setting is complemented with shrubs and ferns, which ﬂaunt their fall colors in hues of yellow, orange and red as the cool nights begin. Children will ﬁnd the trail engaging with its modest grade, bridged creeks, granite boulders and variety of ﬂora. From the trailhead, hike nor th, paralleling Goose Creek through dense forest. The trail crosses several small creeks on bridges and bypasses a couple of huge granite boulders. Picnic oppor tunities abound during the ﬁrst mile of hiking as the cr ystal-clear Goose Creek is always near. The trail reaches a signed junction at 2.4 miles. Turn right, passing a small water fall and ascend 100 feet to a granite outcropping that provides an overlook of the falls. For an impressive view of the falls, use caution and scramble 50 feet down the outcropping to the small pool below the falls. Scott Marchant will debut his For a longer hike, con2013 Hiking Idaho Wilderness Calendar in mid-to-late Septemtinue nor th on the trail a ber. It will be available at the shor t distance to another Capital City Public Market and at junction. Turn right again various area retailers. and within 300 feet arrive He will present a slideshow on at yet another junction, fall hiking Wednesday, Oct. 10, west of the bridge that at 7 p.m. fords Goose Creek. You REI can cross Goose Creek 8300 W. Emerald St., Boise and ascend a steep 600 208-322-1141 feet in 1.2 miles to the rei.com/stores/boise trail’s end at Brundage Mountain-Goose Lake Road. The views of the surrounding area are sensational on the climb. Another alternative from the junction near the Goose Creek bridge is to continue nor th in a little more than three miles to the Brundage Reser voir. Trailhead directions: From downtown McCall, drive west on Idaho 55 approximately eight miles and turn right onto the well-graveled FR 257. The road is located between mile markers 151 and 152. Follow the road 2.2 miles to a Yintersection and turn right into the Last Chance Campground and drive .3 mile to the trailhead. There is parking for three to four vehicles. —Scott Marchant
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FOOD/WINESIPPER REVIEW/FOOD Restaurants get one chance to hit BW with their best shot.
It’s pinot gris in France, pinot grigio in Italy, but in the rest of the world, it’s anything goes. Although they’re the same variety of grapes, they often produce very different wines. Typically, grapes for bottles labeled pinot gris are harvested a bit later, resulting in wines that are fuller and richer than their grigio counterparts. The panel’s top wines hail from three exceptional regions known for producing top-quality examples of the grape: northern Italy, Alsace and the Willamette Valley. Here are this week’s picks:
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CASABLANCA CUBAN GRILL
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The people’s grub JOSH GROSS Ethnic cuisines like Mexican and Chinese are now so ubiquitous that they’ve become part of the American culinary stew. The sweeter, milder ﬂavors of Cuban cuisine, on the other hand, are a little less common. But thanks to the recent opening of CasaBlanca Cuban Grill at 5506 W. Overland Road, Boise can now get a taste. Housed in an old Chapala building, the arched windows and adobe color scheme of the space work perfectly for Cuban ambience, especially when basking in tunes from the Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack. It Pass up a meal at CasaBlanca and you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, feels simple and relaxing, a vibe that owner but soon and for the rest of your life. Karina Soteras contends is just like eating at home. Soteras—whose head chefs are her had a hearty, starchy texture similar to thick the menu, indicating it was one of the chef’s mother and mother-in-law—said the restaumashed potatoes, and it was swimming in a specialties. The dish was a subtly spiced rant’s other name is “Mom’s Kitchen.” delicious garlic oil. shredded beef marinated in a The food coming out of Fried bananas ﬁnished off the meal. light tomato base with onions that kitchen is traditional and hints of olives. Despite the CasaBlanca offers two varieties: the starchier Cuban, which is based largely CASABLANCA CUBAN GRILL Tostones (raw green plantains, served with island’s rep as a haven for all off the region’s peasant cuisine: 5506 W. Overland Road, a citrus vinaigrette ($2), or the sweeter things spicy, it was a smooth delicately spiced meats served 208-331-2370. Maduros ($2), which are made from riper and savory dish, with hints of with starches like beans, rice, plantains. Both are excellent compliments to sweetness from the olives and fried plantains and tubers. And the meal. a hearty texture. that of-the-people mentality The beauty of Cuban food is its simplicity. The menu also offers Vaca Frita ($8.95), translates to the prices at CasaBlanca. The Much like American comfort food, it ﬁnds most-expensive items on the menu are shrimp a similar beef dish with a wedge of lime and onions in place of the tomatoes and olives. On ways to let the ingredients’ rich, natural ﬂavors sautes in either garlic sauce or creole sauce shine. And CasaBlanca dances those steps well, the side was a black bean and rice mix and a (both $11.95). with food that manages to stand tall while bowl of yucca con mojo crollo, a cassava root I ordered the Ropa Vieja ($9.95), which totally lacking pretentiousness. tuber baked and seasoned to perfection. It was marked with a vaunted palm tree on
NEWS/FOOD Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at 3516 Hawthorne Drive. Attendees should bring $5 or plenty of heirloom, open-pollinated (not hybrid) toCome early September, summer’s bounty is more than ample— matoes to share. The event hopes to sample at least 100 locally grown plums are tumbling to the ground with juicy thuds, squash has almost varieties to showcase genetic diversity in the area. There will also be a been reclassiﬁed an invasive species and heirloom tomatoes are so salsa contest with mild, medium and hot divisions, along with tomato plump, Sir Mix-a-Lot is penning odes to them. seed-saving and processing demos and live music. And that means the time is ripe for harvest dinners. The Capital City Moving from plump to funk, Bittercreek Ale House is hosting a Public Market will host its annual fundraiser, the Harvest Moon Dinner, three-day Funk Fest from Thursday, Sept. 6-Saturday, Sept. 8. The fest Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6-10 p.m. The sold-out, ﬁve-course meal will will feature wild ales, sours and other asfeature all local wine and grub, including sortments of funky beers from breweries lamb tagine from Richard Langston from like Brasserie Fantome, 21st Amendment, Cafe Vicino. Epic, New Belgium, Odell and Payette. Boise Urban Garden School is mixing Thursday, Sept. 6, there will be two it up this year with its food truck rally blending symposium sessions, at 2 p.m. themed Harvest Dinner and silent auction. and 6 p.m., with New Belgium brewer Eric The event will take place Friday, Sept. 14, Salazar. Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m., Boise from 6:30-10 p.m. at 4821 Franklin Road Beardsmen will host a Funky Facial Hair and feature items like pork sliders, tacos, Contest. And Saturday, Sept. 8, there salads and cake balls, all served from will be a funky brunch paired with beers wooden food truck facades handcrafted at Bittercreek beginning at 10 a.m. Later by BUGS students. Tickets cost $60 per that evening, there will be a wrap party person and can be purchased at boiseurwith taster-board and food specials. For bangardenschool.org. more info on Funk Fest, visit Bittercreek’s And speaking of plump tomatoes, Facebook page. Earthly Delights Farm is hosting an HeirThe Harvest Moon Dinner would make Neil Young proud. —Tara Morgan loom Tomato Tasting and Salsa Contest
2011 ELK COVE PINOT GRIS, $17.99 This Oregon winery is known for its delicious, oh-so-rich pinot gris, but its 2011 offering dials things back a bit, offering a balanced style that I ﬁnd even more appealing. Spicy peach and citrus aromas lead off. The ﬂavors are a big mouthful of creamy stone fruit and ripe citrus, perfectly complemented by a bracing core of acidity. This is one of the best Oregon pinot gris I’ve tasted to date. 2011 GAIERHOF PINOT GRIGIO, $17.99 From the Trentino region of northern Italy, this wine’s aromas are surprisingly rich. You get a complex mix of pear, green apple and nectarine, colored by honeysuckle and herb. The ﬂavors start out lean and lively, with crisp peach and citrus, turning round and ripe on the mid-palate, then ﬁnishing with a refreshing hit of food-friendly acidity.
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BW PEN PALS Pen Pals complimentary ads for our incarcerated friends are run on a space-available basis and may be edited for content. Readers are encouraged to use caution and discretion when communicating with Pen Pals, whose backgrounds are not checked prior to publication. Boise Weekly accepts no responsibility for any relationships that may arise from contacting these inmates. Hi. I’m a 48y.o. country boy doing a little time for some DUI’s looking for someone to write. Jesse Black #85503 ISCI Unit 10-A-11 P.O. Box 14 Boise, ID 83707 28 yr. old F, 5’11”, runway built ISO pen pals during stay at Ada County Jail. Interested in a diversiﬁed area of conversation. Write and sen pictures to Jessica Lewis #1042653 7210 Barrister Dr. Boise, ID 83704 SWF, 25 yr. old. Seeking pen pals 25+ I have blonde hair, green eyes, 130lbs, 5’2”. I love the outdoors; I’m a country girl who loves to get dirty. I also love to laugh. Sense of humor is important. Write to Michelle Mace #82268 13200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Kuna, ID 83634 24 yr. old 6’1”, 200lbs Portuguese/ Italian, in really good shape. I love sports, music, cars and anything electronic. I’m very active and might be out this year. Looking for positive people, 18+ maybe a girlfriend, or at least someone to talk to, send a photo if possible. In for Grand Theft. Henry Machado #90243 ISCI, P.O. Box 14, Unit 11C-61B, Boise ID 83707 SWM, body builder, “6”ft, 195lbs blue eyes, long blonde hair, looking for sweet sexy female pen pal… To embrace in a hug and let the world shrink until it was no larger than our two bodies… Not saying a word, but yet we feel like we had the best conversation of our lives, when we separate to leave. Write to: Randy Bloom #20481 ICC, Q-2-A, P.O. Box 70010 Boise, ID 83707
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Life tests you all the time. Sometimes, its queries are hard and weird; they come at you with nonstop intensity. On other occasions, the riddles and lessons are fun and friendly, and provide you with lots of slack to figure them out. In all cases, life’s tests offer you the chance to grow smarter, both in your head and heart. They challenge you to stretch your capacities and invite you to reduce your suffering. Right now, oddly enough, you have some choice in what kinds of tests you’d prefer. Just keep in mind that the more interesting they are, the bigger the rewards are likely to be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): According to the religion of ancient Egypt, Tefnut is the goddess of moisture. In the natural world, she rules rain, dew, mist, humidity and condensation. For humans, she is the source of tears, spit, sweat, phlegm and the wetness produced by sex. In accordance with the astrological omens, I nominate her to be your tutelary spirit in the coming week. I suspect you will thrive by cultivating a fluidic sensibility. You will learn exactly what you need to learn by paying special attention to everything that exudes and spills and flows. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’m guessing that you don’t know the name of the person who sent the first email. It was Ray Tomlinson and he did it in 1971. You’re probably also unaware that he originated the use of the @ symbol as a key part of email addresses. Now I’d like to address your own inner Tomlinson, Gemini: the part of you that has done valuable work hardly anyone knows about. I celebrate that unsung hero, and I hope you will make a special effort to do the same in the coming week. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Busy editor Katie Hintz-Zambrano was asked in an interview what she does when she’s not working at her demanding job. She said she likes to get together with her “article club,” which is like a book club, except it’s for people who don’t have time to read anything longer than articles. I would approve of you seeking out shortcut pleasures like that in the next few weeks, Cancerian. It’s one of those phases in your astrological cycle when you have a poetic license to skip a few steps, avoid some of the boring details and take leaps of faith that allow you to bypass complicated hassles. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Imagine you’re living in 1880. You’re done with work for the day, and are at home enjoying some alone-time leisure activities. What might those be? By the light of your
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oil lamp, you could read a book, sing songs, compose a letter with pen and paper or write in your diary. Now transfer your imaginative attention to your actual living space in 2012. It might have a smart phone, tablet, laptop, TV, DVD player and game console. You have access to thousands of videos, movies, songs, social media, websites and networked games. Aren’t you glad you’re alive today instead of 1880? On the other hand, having so many choices can result in you wasting a lot of time with stimuli that don’t fully engage you. Make this the week you see what it’s like to use your leisure time for only the highest-quality, most-interesting and worthwhile stuff. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’ll bet that a-ha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you’ve seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your expectations or believed too fiercely in your old theories about how the world works. I have an idea about how to ensure the best possible outcome. Several times every day, say something like the following: “I love to get my curiosity spiked, my hair mussed, my awe struck, my goose bumps roused, my dogmas exploded and my mind blown.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed,” said the aphorist Henry S. Haskins. That’s good advice for you right now, Libra. It’s an auspicious moment for you to set fire to your defeats, letdowns and discouragements— and let them burn into tiny piles of ashes. I mean all of them, not simply the recent ones. There’s no need to treat them like precious treasures you have an obligation to lug with you into the future. The time is right for you to deepen your mastery of the art of liberation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Columnist Sydney J. Harris told the following story: “I walked with a friend to the newsstand the other night and he bought a paper, thanking the owner politely. The owner, however, did not even acknowledge it. ‘A sullen fellow, isn’t he?’ I commented as we walked away. ‘Oh, he’s that way every night,’ shrugged my friend. ‘Then why do you continue being so polite to him?’ I asked. And my friend replied, ‘Why should I let him determine how I’m going to act?’” I hope you’ll adopt that approach in the coming week, Scorpio. Be your best self even if no one appreciates it or responds. Astrologically speaking, this is prime time to anchor yourself in your highest integrity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was barefoot as he won a gold medal in the marathon race. Four years later, at the summer games in Tokyo, he won a gold medal again, this time while wearing shoes. I’m guessing this theme might apply to you and your life in the coming weeks. You have the potential to score another victory in a situation where you have triumphed in the past. And I think it’s even more likely to happen if you vary some fundamental detail. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Wikipedia has extensive lists of the biggest unsolved problems in medicine, computer science, philosophy and nine other fields. Each article treats those riddles with utmost respect and interest, regarding them not as subjects to be avoided but rather embraced. I love this perspective, and urge you to apply it to your life. This would be an excellent time, astrologically speaking, to draw up a master list of your biggest unsolved problems. Have fun. Activate your wild mind. I bet that doing so will attract a flood of useful information that’ll help you get closer to solving those problems. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There’s a certain lesson in love that you have been studying and studying and studying—and yet have never quite mastered. Several different teachers have tried with only partial success to provide you with insights that would allow you to graduate to the next level of romantic understanding. That’s the bad news, Aquarius. The good news is that all this could change in the coming months. I foresee a breakthrough in your relationship with intimacy. I predict benevolent jolts and healing shocks that will allow you to learn at least some of the open-hearted truths that have eluded you all this time. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A mother wrote to the Car Talk columnists to ask whether it’s possible to cook food on a car engine. She wanted to be able to bring her teenage son piping hot burritos when she picked him up from school. The experts replied that yes, this is a fine idea. They said there’s even a book about how to do it, Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine! I suggest you engage in this kind of creative thinking during the coming week, Pisces. Consider innovations that might seem a bit eccentric. Imagine how you might use familiar things in unexpected ways. Expand your sense of how to coordinate two seemingly unrelated activities.
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