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MEGA-MYTH Idaho’s mega-loads keep rolling—all the way back to court FIRST THURSDAY 20

MAP AND GUIDE INSIDE Plan your monthly art outing ARTS 28

BULLFIGHTING AND POINTE SHOES Ballet Idaho’s Carmen and Don Quixote hit the stage FOOD 33

LIQUOR RAID State clamps down on bars getting creative with cocktails

“It was like two girls waiting to be asked to the prom.”


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NOTE AND THE EDITOR IS ... I am pleased to say that I have news. In the midst of visiting my family in Texas and kibitzing with digital publishing types at our association digital conference, Boise Weekly’s next editor-in-chief came to his senses and accepted the position. You will recognize his name from our staff box in 2010, when he served a short stint as BW business editor, and as a contributing writer over the years. Zach Hagadone brings 10 years of professional journalism experience with him, and I believe he is the perfect man for the job. He is a passionate journalist whose first brush with the industry came in the sixth grade, when he and some classmates started The Sagle Chronicle in 1992. His first paying newspaper job was at the Bonner County Daily Bee as a high school senior. He studied politics, economics and history at College of Idaho and worked briefly with the Associated Press’ Boise bureau before moving back to his hometown of Sandpoint to start The Sandpoint Reader with two college classmates. The Reader printed for seven years before it closed shop in 2012. After getting married, he returned to Boise in 2007, working at Idaho Business Review and Boise Weekly before moving back to Sandpoint to close The Reader and have a baby—a third-generation native Sandpointian. Zach knows Idaho, journalism excellence and the importance of our role as the independent voice in this great state that we all call home. He is an award-winning journalist who loves long-form, in-depth and investigative journalism. Although Zach will be working from Sandpoint until relocating to Boise in June, he will assume the role as editorial leader and take over writing Note starting on Wednesday, Feb. 13. We welcome you, Zach. Now, get your ass to Boise. The upcoming Chinese New Year, starting Sunday, Feb. 10, brings us the last mythical beast cover by Tim Andreae with the Year of the Snake. Tim has contributed the cover for this celebration for the last 12 years and has completed the cycle of the Chinese calendar, the cyclical dating method that assigns the five elements to 12 animals. We plan to continue the tradition, select a new artist and start the 12-year cycle again in 2014. If you would like to be considered for this project, email samples of your work to —Sally Freeman Note is being written on a rotating basis by the Editorial staff of Boise Weekly.

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Tim Andreae TITLE: Year of the Snake 2013 MEDIUM: Rice paper and sumi ink

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ARTIST STATEMENT: This brings me back to my childhood in western Virginia, where the timber rattler was never far. My parents’ friend, Marty the snake-man, would take us on rattlesnake walks. He’d lift and grab them, then let us touch them. Having begun with the Horse, the Snake brings this 12-year project with Boise Weekly full circle. Thanks BW.

Boise Weekly was founded in 1992 by Andy and Debi Hedden-Nicely. Larry Ragan had a lot to do with it too. Boise weekly is an independently owned and operated newspaper.



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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world. LAU R IE PEAR M AN


CIRCLE THE WAGONS Garden City restaurant The Stagecoach Inn got its liquor license back after having it temporarily repossessed for unpaid taxes. Get the full story on Cobweb.

WHERE IN IDAHO IS SPONGEBOB SAN DIEGO? The strange saga of the SpongeBob SquarePants bandit—from his crime and his time on the lam to his eventual arrest—can all be read on Citydesk.

BROWN ACID AND GREEN BALLS The Davis Cup tennis tournament is coming to Boise in March, something Boise State University Tennis Coach Greg Patton says will be “like Woodstock.” Get the whole story on Citydesk.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON While we recommend that you watch the latest episode of BW’s continuing video music series Scenes From a Scene with Portland, Ore., blues band Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil, we don’t recommend you try any of their acrobatics.

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NOTE 3 BILL COPE 6 TED RALL 8 NEWS The mysterious case of the reappearing mega-loads 9 CITYDESK 9 CITIZEN 11 BW PICKS 14 FIND 15 8 DAYS OUT 16 FIRST THURSDAY The Muse Project tries to measure creative contributions 19 FIRST THURSDAY LISTINGS Plan your monthly art walk with our map and listings 20 DOONESBURY 23 SUDOKU 24 NOISE Boise’s Innocent Man comes clean 25 MUSIC GUIDE 26 ARTS Ballet Idaho goes Spanish with Carmen and Don Quixote 28 SCREEN Idaho-born filmmaker gets ready for the Oscars 29 REC February’s hot video game releases 31 FOOD State raids Boise bars for cocktail violations 33 BEER GUZZLER 33 CLASSIFIEDS 34 NYT CROSSWORD 36 HOBO JARGON 37 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 38



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THE UPS OF DOWNTON We am most amused Poor Sybil Crawley. She died, you know. Tragic. Tragic, indeed. She had just given birth to her Irish husband’s baby and, because of the arrogance of that aristocratic twit of a doctor brought up from London by her father the Earl—“Earl” being his title, not his name—the warnings of the village’s humble country doc were ignored. And sure enough, poor sweet Sybil—who had rejected the privileges with which her own aristocratic blood would have naturally bestowed her by first acting as an attending nurse to the Great Wars’ wounded, and then by falling in love with a commoner (the aforementioned Irishman who had been the family’s chauffeur until the romance became known)—died. But does not the fault ultimately lie with her father, who sided with his fellow blueblood rather than the kindly country doc? And even before that, should not “M’Lord” (as the staff call him) have been more accepting of the affaire de coeur between Sybil and the chauffeur in the first place, thereby saving his youngest girl the hardship of having to leave Downton and live like just any other old Irish person? And doesn’t Matthew’s (M’Lord’s other son-in-law) discovery of the total mismanagement of the estate prove that without the constant vigilance of the housekeeper and butler, the ladies’ maids and valets, the scullery maids and footmen, Lord Crawley and his family couldn’t wipe their own ... uh ... noses? Ah, but now is not the time for such considerations. We am too distraught over Sybil’s last scene. Besides, we come today not to judge the high-born denizens of Downton Abbey, fictional as they are. Rather, we come to judge the low-brow density of one Stuart Varney, a sadly un-fictional character who has, like so many before him, illustrated that the intellectual gravitas of anything coming out of Fox News could fit under Gretchen Carlson’s eyeliner with room to spare for Karl Rove’s flop sweat. U Mr. Varney, a Brit himself, is described as an “economic journalist” on the Fox network. We presume that alone is credential enough for him to pass as an authority on the societal implications of the enormous popularity of Downton Abbey. This in spite of the reality, as discerning people have long known, that the Fox organization is to the field of journalism what aroma therapy is to the field of medicine. (And let us be clear: When we speak of the “enormous popularity” of a PBS television series portraying the ups and downs of an early 20th century family of British aristocrats and their basement full of servants, we’re not on the same scale as, say, Seinfield. Or even Honey Boo Boo.) Recently, Varney put on display his expertise of how this haut monde soap relates to today’s political environment, announcing it must be bad news for liberals that so many

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Americans have fallen in infatuation with the Crawleys, as it speaks to an admiration for the same rich that liberals so loathe. Said Varney, “... along comes this show [in which] rich people are prominently featured, and they’re generous, they’re nice, they create jobs for heaven’s sakes, they’re classy, they’ve got style and we love ’em. ... That show is wildly popular, which poses a threat to the left, doesn’t it?” We are all too aware there is little to be gained by arguing a claim from the watery logic of a Fox contributor. Still, we must try, not the least reason being we am a man both dotty over Downton Abbey, and a man of the left. When the series is in season, we and my wife arrange our Sunday evening so as not to miss a moment of the upcoming episode due to some calamity such as an uninvited nature call or dinner. We am also a liberal and damnably proud of it, so we feel more than qualified to dispute Mr. Varney’s twaddle. Let us ignore the implication that the only possible reason to watch this show is to enjoy the spectacle of people dressed perpetually in tweeds or black tie, having their soups and puddings served to them by grateful underlings who would otherwise be sweeping chimneys or picking pockets if not for the grace of the Crawleys. Let us ignore all other qualities such a show might offer: production values (superb), setting (awesome), acting (even if it were bad, the thick British patina makes it a treat), and intricate plotting (story lines as intertwined as a bucket full of gummy worms). Let us also ignore the suggestion that the audience for this treasure is conservatives, who on Sunday nights give up their pawn shop shows, their wrestling, their 700 Club and, yes, their Honey Boo Boo, and rush en masse to PBS for another dose of Downton. Let us ignore that for decades, it has been liberals who howled like randy Tasmanian Devils at every threat to public broadcasting, or that liberals are far more likely to be historically aware of the inevitable outcome of the Downton Abbey arc—the rapid atrophy of the British gentry to the degree that, by the time another 50 years pass, it is likely the Crawleys would be living in a small apartment at the back of the manor and performing as tour guides to flocks of Liverpool housewives curious about the wallpaper and china. Instead, let us focus on what we suspect is Mr. Varney’s real motive for so lavishly extolling the virtues of these fictional rich people. We must remember that Mr. Varney, as a member of the Fox family, owes his employment to another sadly un-fictional character, Rupert Murdoch—a very rich person, indeed, and one known for his appreciation of slavishly loyal employees. So is it unseemly to suggest Mr. Varney was simply, by proxy, stroking his boss? Or what our French friends might call “fellation par substitut?” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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As hurricane victims freeze, billionaire mayor gives away $1 billion to wealthy med school New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines with his announcement that he donated $345 million to Johns Hopkins University. Added to his previous donations, the media baron has given his alma mater more than $1 billion—the largest charitable contribution to an educational institution in U.S. history. Bloomberg received plaudits for his generosity by the usual media sycophants. Along with death and taxes, another thing you can count on is being told to be grateful when masters of the universe give away some of their loot (even if none of it goes to you.) As pundits fawned, thousands of New Yorkers—residents of Queens whose homes were damaged by superstorm Sandy—were shivering under blankets in heatless homes in 15-degree weather because restoring electricity and housing storm victims isn’t one of the mayor’s top priorities. This was a man who wanted the mayoralty so badly that he subverted the people’s will, bribing and bullying the City Council into overturning term limits passed by an overwhelming majority so that he could have a third term. No one should claim that he didn’t want responsibility for those poor cold slobs out in the Rockaways. If there’s anything more nauseating than watching this rich pig bask in the glow of his philanthropy while the citizens he is tasked with caring for turn into popsicles, it’s the failure of anyone in the system to call him out. For $345 million, the mayor could have put

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his city’s storm victims up at the Four Seasons for years. Bloomberg’s donation to one of the wealthiest universities on Earth, with an endowment of $2.6 billion, serves to remind us that philanthropy is evil. You could argue that generous rich people are better than cheap rich people. And if you like the way things are, with the gap between rich and poor at record levels and spreading, you’d be right. But most people are not happy with our winner-take-all economy. No one deserves to be rich. And no one should be poor. Everyone who contributes to society, everyone who works to the best of their skills and abilities, deserves to earn the same salary. Of course, I realize that not everyone adheres to such basic Christian—er, communist—principles. (Anyone who denies that Jesus was a commie never cracked open a Bible.) But most people agree there’s a line. People like Bloomberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates may have worked hard and created products that consumers purchased in great numbers, but no one can work $25 billion hard. One of the big problems with charitable giving is that it mitigates the injustice of inequality: Sure, maybe it’s a little crazy that Bloomberg has 11 luxurious homes while people are starving to death and sleeping outside, but at least he’s generous. The implication, that the chasm between rich and poor isn’t that bad, is a lie. “For many people, the generos12 ity of these individuals who made so



THE MEGA-MYTH ABOUT MEGA-LOADS Yes, they are still rolling on U.S. Highway 12 GEORGE PRENTICE It looks like a rocket ship. Lying on its side, it’s 141 feet long, 16 feet wide, 19.6 feet tall and weighs 255,600 pounds. “It’s an evaporator,” said Linwood Laughy, looking out the big picture window of his North Central Idaho home. “It was parked out there on Highway 12 last night because of the weather.” The mega-load–the term for the T-Rex size shipments that have crawled across U.S. Highway 12– even had a twin just a few miles west. “Yeah, I think they’re moving the second one this week as well,” said Laughy. But someone has apparently neglected to tell the U.S. government. “I assume that they know what’s going on in the world, but attorneys for the U.S. Forest Service and Federal Highway Administration have been arguing that there aren’t any mega-loads on Highway 12,” said Kevin Lewis, conservation program director for Idaho Rivers United. “But that argument won’t go very far. Our attorney could simply pull a photo out of our briefcase.” U.S. government attorneys and Laird Lucas of Advocates for the West, representing Idaho Rivers United, are poised to offer final arguments in a Boise federal courtroom on Wednesday, Feb. 6 on a precedent-setting suit that involves commercial transportation, Native American rights and the quantitative value of one of the region’s most beautiful and pristine federally protected corridors. Alan Frew, division administrator of the Idaho Transportation Department, filed a court document acknowledging, “I was the individual ultimately responsible for the determination to issue the permits which granted authorizations for overlegal-sized loads on Highway 12.” “New permits would have to be issued for any more oversized loads to travel on Highway 12 in Idaho,” wrote Frew to the court. “I am the state officer who will have to make the decision to issue any such permits. There are no requests for such permits pending in my office. I know of no such requests forthcoming.” “Everybody knows that’s not true, apparently, except Mr. Frew,” said Laughy. Indeed, mega-loads have continued to roll on Highway 12 with Frew’s blessing. And Laughy needed look no further for proof than WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

outside of his living-room window. “You know, a few years ago, Highway 12 was considered the most dangerous road in Idaho. That’s a fact,” he said. “Law enforcement got a special grant to increase patrols and that curbed a lot of the traffic.” Boise Weekly readers know quite a bit about Highway 12, learning first in 2010 of ConocoPhillips’ and ExxonMobil’s plans to use the corridor as a regular thoroughfare for massive rigs of equipment, most of them destined for the controversial Tar Sands Oil Project in Alberta, Canada (BW, News, “Taking the Scenic Route, July 7, 2010). The debate raged for the better part of two years until ExxonMobil backed away from its initial plans, opting instead to break the megaloads into smaller shipments and hauling them up Idaho’s Highway 95, curling over to Montana and up to Alberta (BW, News, “Beating the ExxonMobil Mega-Loads,” Nov. 16, 2011). ConocoPhillips, meanwhile, also pulled mega-loads across Highway 12, (BW, Citydesk, “Hundreds Awestruck as Mega-Loads Roll,” Feb. 2, 2011) with a full escort of Idaho State Police and emergency vehicles, in case things took a turn for the worse. “But you don’t see police escorts anymore or an ambulance,” said Lewis. “Those stopped a long time ago.” But the hauler, Netherlands-based Mam-

moet, is back, pulling the most recent shipment of rocket ship-sized equipment for ConocoPhillips. “You know what Mammoet means in Dutch?” asked Laughy. “It means mammoth.” Lewis said Mammoet and other specialty haulers are actively marketing their use of Idaho’s scenic byway. “The heavyload transport companies–the guys who make a lot of money hauling these mega-loads–are marketing Highway 12 on their website,” he said. “They say, ‘We’ve got the routes to go from the Pacific to the Interior D UN West.’ And it’s not NL E S RO just Mammoet. There AM AD are American companies advertising Highway 12, too.” But using Highway 12 as a conduit for oil equipment to the Tar Sands project isn’t part of Lewis’ argument against the federal government. “I get emails from people who say I’m grinding an axe on the oil industry and we want to stop oil development. They’re wrong,” said Lewis. “This is about Idaho. It’s about the river.” Lewis said when Idaho Rivers United stands before U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Feb. 6, it won’t be arguing about big oil. Instead, it will argue for the responsibility for the river’s majesty. “In 1969, the people of the United States said that this was a very important place. And the very first river in the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is the Clearwater. The very first,” he said. “And that’s why U.S. Highway 12 became an All-American road, a national scenic byway.” And the designation, according to Lewis, means much more than a tourist destination. “It should be protected and the federal agency that manages the land in that corridor is responsible for protecting it. That’s the U.S. Forest Service,” said Lewis. IRU, 10 in its suit

OUT OF AFRICA: ZOO BOISE TO TAME AMBITIOUS PROJECT Officials at Zoo Boise aren’t ready to make a public announcement, but behind the walls of the popular destination planners have been busy crafting an ambitious 10-year plan that would increase the zoo’s footprint in Julia Davis Park while dialing up its wildlife conser vation efforts half a world away. “We’re doing some of the quiet work,” Zoo Boise Executive Director Steve Burns told Boise Weekly. “There are a million moving pieces.” Perhaps the biggest moving piece would be the creation of Gorongosa National Park at Zoo Boise, modeled after the worldfamous 1,500-square-mile reserve in Mozambique. “At one point, it had the highest density of wildlife in all of Africa,” said Burns. But a long civil war at the end of the 20th century ravaged the East African nation, including the park that was at the center of the conflict. If all goes as planned, Zoo Boise would construct its own Gorongosa using one acre of grassy event space near the back of the zoo complex and an additional acre just beyond its current boundary, toward the Julia Davis Park tennis courts. “The Julia Davis master plan actually gives the zoo an additional five acres, but we’ll take just one acre for this project,” said Burns. The $3 million Gorongosa Park has a projected construction date of 2017, but is only one of several ambitious changes to Zoo Boise, including a new visitors welcome center and an extensive Asia exhibit. The Gorongosa Park would introduce many new animals to zoo-goers: cheetahs, hyenas, crocodiles, baboons and wild African dogs. And the success of Boise’s Gorongosa would fuel conservation efforts at Mozambique’s park. “Part of the funds that we collect goes toward putting animals back into the wild,” Burns said. “It’s a perfect conservation project.” But for now, Burns needs commitment and direction from city officials. “We’re not ready to go public just yet,” he said. “But we certainly have to first go before the Mayor and the Council.” —George Prentice

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STREET LAW Trial lawyers association set to launch new clinic ANDREW CRISP Idaho attorneys and law students have a legaeagle eye on Monday, Feb. 11. That’s when they’ll launch the Treasure Valley’s newest resource for pro bono legal aid: the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association’s monthly Street Law Clinic, to be held at the Main Branch of the Boise Public Library. “I just think it’s a great opportunity for Boise,” said Jane Gordon, a third-year student in the University of Idaho law program. “I think we need a walk-in street law clinic for anyone to come to, and I think it’s also a good hands-on for students.” After graduation, Gordon said she is interested in employment law and prosecuting. For now, she and Eben Massingill, a student at Concordia University School of Law, serve as liaisons to their student bodies, both of which are filled with students interested in participating to advance their education. According to Gordon, it’s a chance not only for students to work but to give back. “They’re interested in getting involved on a community level,” she said. “And it’s a chance to practice law. We don’t necessarily get a lot of hands-on practice, and so it’s a chance to help people, and it’s a chance to get in there and work with the law.” As the student body association vice president, Idaho Women Lawyers board member and City of Boise intern, Gordon has a lot on her plate. But she was excited to be a part of the street law clinic. As was Massingill, who just finished his first semester as part of the inaugural class at Concordia and plans to eventually take over his father’s general law practice in Weiser.

“We have a lot of interest in it,” said Massingill. “We’ve probably got 20 people who want to be in the clinic right now.” According to organizers with the ITLA, the first clinic will be staffed by two supervising attorneys and three to six law students, as organized by Gordon and Massingill. Erika Birch, attorney with the employment and labor law firm of Strindberg & Scholnick, is helping organize the clinics and said local attorneys are just as eager as students. “We have plenty of lawyers, most of them ITLA members, who are chomping at the bit, essentially, to volunteer,” Birch said. Each client visiting the clinic will fill out an intake form before meeting with a law student to provide basic details of his or her legal issue. Students will then confer with supervising attorneys to determine the best course of action.

“It’s a collaboration between the law student and the lawyer,” said Birch. “But the law student is the first person the client will have contact with.” Birch said organizers identified 10-12 different legal areas that might show up at the clinic and she anticipates clients will bring issues concerning collection actions, landlord-tenant issues and family law concerns, including custody and divorce. Birch said she’s not sure what the turnout will be, but the ITLA is working to spread the word. “If we have a bunch of people who show up, that’s great. Obviously, our intention is to try to fill this void and this gap, so we’d love it if we have the demand to have more clinics,” she said. “It may be something that takes a while to catch on. If we only have one to two people who show up, that won’t discourage us.”

against the federal government, wrote “the Forest Service has cooperated with the Idaho Transportation Department and authorized modifications to the right-of-way … allowing the Lochsa and Clearwater river corridor to be converted into a permanent high-and-wide route that would be like building a sevenstory hotel on the banks of Redfish Lake.” And the Nez Perce Tribe agreed, passing a July 2010 resolution stating that the megaloads were a “dangerous and unacceptable precedent.” The importance of the tribe’s involvement in the lawsuit will be one of Winmill’s first deliberations. “Their concerns are our concerns,” said Lewis. “The Nez Perce Tribe has issued a friend-of-the-court opinion and the feds are opposing that. The judge can use that opinion or ignore it.” Meanwhile, Idaho’s transportation depart-

ment is sitting on the sidelines and, with the exception of Frew’s affidavit, has had little comment on the pending court action. When BW asked ITD for a comment, Adam Rush, public involvement coordinator with the state agency, issued a brief statement: “[ITD] was not named as a party in the Idaho Rivers United lawsuit. We’ll be monitoring the case, as it deals with equipment shipments and the U.S. 12 route.” But Lewis said ITD is far from a disinterested party. “They’ve been very accommodating to the mega-loads,” said Lewis. “Every now and then, another mega-load goes down that road, and ITD makes the announcement, usually at the last second to avoid any kind of challenges. Our friends usually get an email at noon that basically says a mega-load will travel later that same night.” Lewis said the IRU basically wants the federal government to step up to the plate.

“I want the Forest Service to do its job–to finally do a qualitative assessment of whether these shipments are degrading the value of that river corridor,” said Lewis. “If they come back and say, ‘mega-loads aren’t a problem,’ fine. But the public could have its own formal recourse.” And Lewis is optimistic. “I really don’t expect us to lose,” he said. Meanwhile, Laughy said the view out his window is breathtaking. “We just had a good snowfall, so everything is flocked with white,” he said as he surveyed his front yard. “There’s about 30 wild turkeys nearby and they’re looking for some lunch. There are a lot of winter songbirds, and soon enough, those green shoots will be springing from the ground. We’re so fortunate to live in such a wonderful, special place.” Except, he said, for that rocket ship out front.


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Erika Birch, attorney at Strindberg + Scholnick (supervising attorney volunteer): “We have plenty of lawyers, most of them ITLA members, who are chomping at the bit, essentially, to volunteer.”



GREG PATTON Game, set and match–Boise State tennis coach helps to net the Davis Cup Quarterfinals GEORGE PRENTICE

I understand that your dad used to read the sports pages to you as a kid. He would be up all night writing a sports column for the Santa Barbara News Press, so he would be at the breakfast table when we all got up in the morning. And your dad passed away when you were very young. I was 17. You don’t understand reality when you’re young. I kept thinking he would heal of his cancer. He was 41. (Patton paused for a moment.) I think more of him now than ever before. Tell me about another incident when you were young, involving a BB gun. I was shot in the eye. I was about 10 or 11 years old. How significant was your injury. The BB tore my pupil in half. I was legally blind in my right eye. I have since had three major surgeries. I loved baseball, basketball and football growing up but when I had the injury, my coordination was way off. My mother taught at an all-girls’ school and


coached various sports, so she started throwing tennis balls to me. At first, I was missing all of them. But tennis is a bit like golf. You hit one good shot and you think, “Oh my God, I’ve got it.” You’ve coached some of the best American tennis players of our time: Pete Sampras, Jim Courier … Michael Chang. MaliVai Washington, Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, the Bryan brothers. Was Sampras the best? I said Sampras was going to be a worldclass player. I thought Courier, Roddick and the Bryan brothers were going to be great. Sampras was a delight but he was so shy and introverted. As great as Sampras was, is it possible that wasn’t appreciated fully because he wasn’t a fiery personality? He’s still soft-spoken. But you know what? He loved to play and was incredibly fast. My whole thing of coaching all those boys as juniors was to bring them together as a family. And that’s a lot of what we do with


By his own admission, Greg Patton is a spiritual man – not necessarily religious, but spiritual. “I have a bet with all of the other Boise State coaches of who is going to win a national championship first,” he said. “So if I die and go to heaven, I’ll tell St. Peter that I’m not ready yet and please send me back to win a national championship.” Don’t bet against him. Patton, 60, has beaten the odds his whole life. The oldest son of seven children, he always knew that he wanted to do something in the world of sports. But that didn’t keep him from running for the Santa Barbara, Calif., City Council at the age of 19, working for the Peace Corps in Ghana, and surviving two major tragedies at a very young age. Patton can’t sit still. Boise State’s head tennis coach even bounces while sitting in his office at the University’s Boa Tennis Center. But Boise Weekly got him to sit still long enough to talk about coaching the best his sport has to offer, his friend Steve Appleton, and how he helped to secure the Davis Cup Quarterfinals in coming to Boise.

our Boise State team. I say, “Let’s play some basketball, some soccer.” How does that manifest in tennis skill? I like players to turn to their peers to make them better. For some reason, there has been a problem in the United States where we separate our tennis players, because some thought they would figure out how to beat one another. But what we’re really looking for is potential, attitude and love for the game. But back when I was coaching Sampras, Courier and the rest, all of the sportswriters were asking, “What’s wrong with American tennis?” Most of those boys weren’t the best junior players at the time, but they all took off. They were magical. Sportswriters are still questioning what’s wrong with American tennis. I know. Around the world, tennis is the second most popular sport. I coach the national collegiate team in Europe and we play in front of thousands of people. Here in the U.S., we’re looking again for those magical players. But aren’t the best of our athletes ending up in other sports, like basketball? Yeah, and football and extreme sports. Coaches can either romance kids toward a sport or turn them off. Are you always looking for the next great player?


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Ernest Hemingway said, “If you don’t turn your head, you might as well be dead.”

What is it like for your son Garrett to have you as a coach? It’s 10 times harder for him than it is for me. As he’s become more gifted and successful, I took off the coaching hat and put on the father hat. Do you watch him from a distance? I’ll take a glance with my good eye. I know that you were very close to Steve Appleton. Do you think of him often? I’m honored that we were such good friends. Steve would always host the tennis team each year at Micron. Steve was extraordinary–his work ethic, passion for life and competition. Isn’t it fitting that your office, per se, is the university’s Appleton Tennis Center? You know those beautiful grass berms between the courts? I tell people that’s where I want to be buried. Tell me how you helped to lure the Davis Cup Quarterfinals to Boise April 5-7. It was down to us and Tacoma. It was like two girls waiting to be asked to the prom. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

Describe how the Davis Cup is different from any other tennis experience. It’s Woodstock. It would be like the Rolling Stones playing on the first day, then Led Zeppelin on the second day, and then on the third day, it would be the Beach Boys and the Beatles together. And, presuming he’s healthy, the world’s No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic is scheduled to play here against the U.S. team. He’s the most charismatic tennis player in the world right now, unbelievable. And Djokovic would probably come here five days prior to the competition to get ready. Would the matches be played at Taco Bell Arena? Yeah. I’m on pins and needles. I must note that you haven’t been able to sit still through this conversation. What’s the source of your energy? I used to think everyone is like me. I can assure you that no one is like you. I love sports because people that retain that childlike sense of play will basically enjoy a more enriched life. How many hours a night do you sleep? Maybe four or five. But I’m working on that.

RALL much money eliminates the problem that wealth poses, inequality poses, in the society,” said Robert Dalzell, author of The Good Rich and What They Cost Us. “We tend to conclude that such behavior is typical of the wealthy, and in fact it’s not. ... This whole notion of ‘the good rich’ I think reconciles us to levels of inequality in the society that in terms of our democratic ideology would otherwise be unacceptable.” It’s better for society when rich people are unlikeable jerks like Mitt Romney. Bad behavior by our elite oppressors hastens the revolution. Bloomberg’s billion-dollar gift to a school that doesn’t need a penny illustrates the inherent absurdity of capitalism: aggregating so much wealth and power in the hands of a few individuals. It’s obscene and morally reprehensible to allow a disproportional share of resources to fall under the control of the arbitrary whims of a few quirky rich dudes. Why should National Public Radio, which received a $200 million bequest by the widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, get all that cash while the Pacifica radio network—more avant-garde, better politics—teeters on the edge of bankruptcy? It’s nice that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation fights AIDS in Africa, but who are Bill and Melinda Gates 8

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to decide that AIDS in Africa is worse than, say, diarrhea, which kills more people? It’s amusing to hear that the heir to a pharmaceutical fortune gave $100 million to an obscure poetry journal—but again, people are sleeping outside. Why not musicians? Or cartoonists? If a government agency were allocating public funds based on the personal whims of its director, there would be a scandal. Under the veil of “philanthropy,” billions of dollars that could help millions of people are being spent in a haphazard manner—and we’re supposed to applaud because it’s up to the “private sector”? In an ideal world, no one would have that kind of power. We’d be as equal as the Declaration of Independence declares us to be. Our world isn’t perfect. But it is our duty to do everything in our power to make it that way. Toward that end, billionaires like Bloomberg ought to have their assets confiscated and redistributed. If we can’t pull off nationalization or truly progressive taxation, if we are too weak, too disorganized and too apathetic to form the political movements that will liberate us, the least we should do is to denounce “generous” acts of philanthropy like Bloomberg’s for what they are: arbitrary and self-serving attempts to deflect us from hating the rich and the inequality they embody. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Kartik Seshadri Ensemble Saturday, February 9, 8:00 pm

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Trey McIntyre Project and the Basque Museum—the best combo since paella and kalimotxos.

Thinking 150 mixes history and drinks in a potent cocktail.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY FEB. 7-9 sesqui stuff THINKING 150 This year marks a big 1-5-0 for the City of Boise. A century-and-a-half after the town sprung up near a fort of the same name, citywide sesquicentennial celebrations provide a chance for residents to investigate both past and present versions of their town, led by the yearlong Boise City Department of Arts and History program, Boise 150. Signature events include three free Thinking 150 programs, presented in collaboration with Boise State University scholars and hosted in nightlife settings. They’re chances to grab an adult beverage and listen to thoughtful discussion of Boise’s legacy. Running from Thursday, Feb. 7-Saturday, Feb. 9, the series aims to provide education and discourse on Boise 150 topics, including enterprise, environment and community. As part of First Thursday, Feb. 7, Boise State Department of History Associate Professor Lynn Lubamersky will lead the regular Fettuccine Forum in a discussion on Memory and History, during which she’ll talk about the power of memory and how it influences our perceptions of history, both personal and collective. The program starts at 5 p.m. at the Rose Room. On Friday, Feb. 8, Boise 150 celebrants can choose one of three locations to take part in the Think and Drink. Each location will have options for no-host food and drinks, and the public gets to listen to speaker-led discussions. Choose to hear Boise State professors John Bieter and David Lachiondo speak at Leku Ona, Lisa Brady lecture at Berryhill & Company or Kent Neupert lead a talk at Payette Brewing Company in Garden City, each beginning at 6 p.m. During the Saturday, Feb. 9, event, two scholars present Placing Boise in the American West, at Boise Centre Summit auditorium at 7 p.m., after an opening reception beginning at 6 p.m. Jon Christensen is an historian at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Anthea Hartig is executive director of the California Historical Society. They’ll consider Boise’s historical and contemporary patterns within the context of a wider regional framework. Thinking 150 is only a piece of the larger sesquicentennial celebrations that will take place this year at locations across town and at the Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St. Fettuccine Forum, Thursday, 5 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, boise150. org: Thinking 150, Friday, 6 p.m. FREE. Leku Ona, 117 S. Sixth St., Boise; Friday, 6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill, 121 N. Ninth St., Ste. 102, Boise, 208-387-3553; Friday, 6 p.m. Payette Brewing Co., 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-344-0011; Saturday, 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Centre Summit Auditorium, 850 W. Front St., 208-336-8900,

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THURSDAY FEB. 7 behind the scenes TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT PRESENTS ARRANTZA Whether it’s Boise Contemporary Theater staging a Martin McDonagh play or St. Lawrence Gridiron showing up, out of the blue, at Payette Brewing, there are magical combinations that add up to anticipation of excellence. One such magical mixture is Trey McIntyre Project and the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. The troupe is collaborating with the Oinkari Basque Dancers Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Basque Museum for a restaging and behind-the-scenes look at Arrantza, a 20-minute piece choreographed by TMP Artistic Director Trey McIntyre that premiered at Jaialdi in July 2010. The evening begins with a wine social hour starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the performance of Arrantza at 6:30 p.m. By 7 p.m., the show will be over, but not the evening. A paella dinner will be served and the dancers—TMP and Oinkari alike—will answer questions from the audience. Tickets cost $40 each or four for $140. Proceeds support the Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s Expanding Horizons campaign, which seeks to expand the museum’s education program offerings, exhibits and collections while strengthening Boise’s Basque community’s ties to other communities across Idaho and the West. According to a press release, the program—announced in 2012—has already generated more than $1 million from individuals, foundations and local businesses but is still short of its $1.5 million goal. 6:30 p.m. $40 each, $140 for four. Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671,

FRIDAY FEB. 8 hearts ONE-STOP VALENTINE SHOP The Disney princess version of spending an evening with your sweetheart calls for majestic banquets, tramping through New England forests or magic carpet rides.

In the real world, there’s that mushy celebration of Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, there’s nothing more irritating than watching couples having their fun. If you have a hot date, there’s always the stress of figuring out what to get your plusone. Inevitably, plans for the holiday involve sweets and a night out, for which beer makers Crooked Fence Brewing have concocted an evening filled with entertain-

ment for those stuck with cupid’s arrows: The One-Stop Valentine Shop. The one-day event fills Crooked Fence from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, when local purveyors offer treats and gifts for sale at the Garden City brewery. That includes wares from Sweetly Sinful Candy Co., Cake Ballers, Eye Candy and the Chocolate Bar, Bricolage and Edwards Greenhouse. If beer is more your style, Crooked Fence is offering WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Charlie Chaplin never goes out of style.



silence SILENT MOVIES WITH THE BOISE PHILHARMONIC The era of silent films is often called cinema’s golden age, when the first celebrities of the screen began casting their long shadows over what would become one of the most popular entertainment media of all time. Big names like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton delivered performances that are still enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. Michael Bay may fill more seats with his Transformers franchise but for those with a discerning eye for pre-talkie black-and-whites and an ear for music, there’s Silent Movies with Boise Philharmonic at the Egyptian Theatre Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. Ye olde movies—including The Immigrant (1925), starring Charlie Chaplin; Cops (1922), starring Buster Keaton; Poppa’s Boy (1925), starring Lloyd Hamilton; and The Uneasy Three (1925), starring Charley Chase—are accompanied by scores by Ben Model, who has more than 30 years of practice restoring and composing music for silent film classics. Boise Philharmonic plays live during the films with Model on the theater organ and the guidance of Conductor Yorgas Kouritas and Music Director Robert Franz. Silent films are beloved the world over because of their accessibility. Made in an era of industrialization, urbanization and general post-WWI confusion, they reflect themes and anxieties that are immediately recognizable to contemporary audiences. Besides, they’re just great movies. 8 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children and seniors. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-7849,

a full complement of drafts during the evening, or growlers to-go. Starting at 6 p.m., Boise band Ophelia—musicians Lindsey Terrell, Kayleigh Jack and Jason Griesa—provide live jams and ambiance for couples and singles. If your significant other can’t join you at the brewery, then grab a buddy to help pick out the perfect gift. And if easy shopping and getting your fill of Rusty Nail


Pale Ale isn’t enough, food truck fare is available from Burgerlicious from 5:30-9 p.m. Whether you’re single, married or out on a first date, Valentine’s Day goes better with beer. 4-10 p.m. FREE. Crooked Fence Brewing, 5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City,


Anna Marie Boles finds her direction.

FRIDAY FEB. 8 cartograph ANNA MARIE BOLES: CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS Native Idaho artist Anna Marie Boles finds her inspiration in the times, places and distances around her. “Her collection centers on mapping,” said Kirsten Furlong, gallery director at Boise State University’s Visual Arts Center. “It kind of traces her own personal experiences through various mapping techniques.” Boles’ exhibition, Circumnavigations, is featured in the Hemingway Building Gallery through Friday, Feb. 22, and features a wide range of works based on different kinds of maps. “She uses several different mediums,” said Furlong. “There are a few neon pieces; two of them actually trace the outline of the Snake River as it is shown on a map. The third shows the outline of a canal off the Snake River near where she grew up.” In addition to neon pieces, Circumnavigations includes drawings, collages and sculptures inspired by aerial flyovers, digital maps, atlases and both real and imagined landscapes. For Boles, the artwork serves as a catalog of her own journey. Boles will be at the opening reception for Circumnavigations is Friday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m., to meet and greet patrons and answer questions. The Visual Arts Center is also hosting a simultaneous reception in the Liberal Arts Building Gallery for the Annual Student Juried Exhibition, when awards are given to Boise State art students whose work was chosen to be part of the exhibit. Both receptions are free and open to the public. Boles’ work can be viewed any time during gallery hours: Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Hemingway Building Gallery, Boise State University, 1819 Cesar Chavez Lane, visualartscenter.

The right kind of ice is key to fancy cocktails. The size, shape and form affects how it chills, melts and colors the flavors of the drink. Serious mixologists dedicate much thought to selecting cubes, spheres, crushed and now, skulls. That’s right, skulls. $12, Gamago, the same company behind such essential kitchen products like the electric guitar spatula and the unicorn corkscrew, also makes 3-inch by 3-inch two-piece ice cube molds in the shape of crystal skulls. What possible purpose could such nincompoopery serve drink-wise? How about enhancing the comedy of a Bloody Mary? Or you could give the skull some garnish for hair, drop it in vodka and you’ve got yourself a Medusa. Or possibly put it in a White Russian and call it the remains of the Russian White Army. The skull ice cube is also an ideal way to pick up goth girls, get South American cannibals drunk, or fake it in an ice-sculpting contest. The sky’s the limit when you have skull ice cubes in your corner. —Josh Gross

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COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: CAL VERDUCHI—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,

On Stage

A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—11-year-old Verne of Arco, and Aki, who lives in rural Japan, are united by a shared mystery and fear of what comes out when the sun goes down in this story about friendship, hope and imagination. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, Boiseans got toasted with The Toasters at The Shredder.

Workshops & Classes DANCING WITH OURSELVES Whether Boise was skanking to The Toasters, shimmying in place to Reckless Kelly or sitting still as dancers dipped to Opera Idaho’s The Winterreise Project, last week was all about movement. Boise Weekly’s Josh Gross swung by The Toasters’ skatastic show at The Shredder Jan. 31. “The crowd was full of leading researchers in the field of ‘up to no good,’” wrote Gross. “But here’s the other thing: They were also dancing like giddy children. First to the Mad Caddiesesque sound of Rochester, N.Y.’s Mrs. Skannotto and then to the second wave oi of The Toasters.” Moving from the sweaty underground to the more mainstream Morrison Center, BW’s Andrew Crisp took his seat Feb. 1 to see Austin, Texas, country rockers Reckless Kelly perform in the 2,000-seat venue. “Thanks to the Morrison Center,” Willy Braun told the crowd. “We’ve wanted to play here since we were little kids.” Braun and his brother—fiddle and mandolin player Cody— grew up in Idaho with their father, Muzzie Braun, before moving to Austin. According to Crisp: “The only drawbacks to a raucous performance were constraints placed by the venue. For one, alcohol sales were limited to two beverages per person, with sales cut off as the show began. … What’s more, the Morrison Center’s seating proved difficult to strike a balance between on-one’s-feet dancing and quiet listening. The crowd was split on which to do, and instead, rose and fell depending between slow songs and fast-paced tracks.” Speaking of rising and falling, BW’s Harrison Berry settled in Feb. 1 for Opera Idaho’s performance of The Winterreise Project, a Franz Schubert song cycle set to the spare, dry poetry of Wilhelm Muller and choreographed by Lauren Edson. “Playing the part of the scorned lover, baritone Jason Detwiler passed through two-dozen stages of grief while shadowed by dancers Jason Hartley (a slightly shorter double for Detwiler), Libby Schmoeger and Sayoko Knode, a lithe apparition meant to recall the woman who haunts the lover’s dreams,” observed Berry. The performance took place in front of a screen that played wintery images and subtitles to the German lyrics. “Hartley’s restrained and inhibited movements reflected the chill of winter and the breakdown of the barrier between the lover’s self and the world around him,” wrote Berry. Speaking of chilling performances, Berry also stopped by Visual Arts Collective Feb. 2 for an other-worldly set from dark Denver folksters Wovenhand. “Modest crowds came to see the folksy-bluegrassy band twiddle and echo its sometimes mellow, sometimes rockin’— but always in the key of open roads, dusty skies and rattlesnakes—brand of electric Americana,” wrote Berry. —Tara Morgan

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WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING—Join United Water Idaho, the City of Boise and the University of Idaho for free water-efficienct landscaping classes. Susan Bell from U of I Extension teaches the principles of xeriscaping and landscape design. Other classes include landscaping with native and firewise plants, using organic soil amendments and caring for your water-wise landscape. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

Art 20TH ANNUAL VALENTINE FOR AIDS—View valentines by 250 local artists. Auction ends Sunday, Feb. 10, and proceeds go to Safety Net for AIDS Program. See Downtown News, Page 22. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, flyingmcoffee. com.

Kids & Teens MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— Young designers, inventors and engineers bring their creations to life with Legos. Bring a shoebox of your own if you’ve got them. Otherwise, some will be provided for you. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, WE DO ROBOTICS—Build structures and learn how to program motion and sound with LEGO software. For kids ages 7-10. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 27. $35-$40. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208468-5858,

THURSDAY FEB. 7 Festivals & Events ARABIAN NIGHTS AT THE CAZBA—Enjoy music, drumming and food. Entertainment by local belly dancers. 7-9 p.m. Cazba Restaurant and Opa Lounge, 211 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208381-0222.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—Rebellious Randle McMurphy fakes insanity to serve out his prison sentence in a mental hospital. 7 p.m. $10-$18. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT PRESENTS: BEHIND THE SCENES OF ARRANTZA—Catch a sneak peak of Trey McIntyre Project’s production with the Oinkari Basque Dancers as part of a fundraiser while enjoying wine and paella. See Picks, Page 14. 5:30 p.m. $40. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097 or 208-3429983,

Odds & Ends

COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: CAL VERDUCHI—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,

LADIES’ LOUNGE—Toss back some cocktails with the ladies of Boise Weekly and enjoy prize giveaways, drink specials and oh so much more. Visit BW’s promo page to get the 4-1-1. 5 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-331-5666, willibs. com.

MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATER—Local children shine on stage in an interpretation of a classic tale and in the preceding green show. 7:30 p.m. $8, $4 college students and ages 18 and younger. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208459-3405 or 208-454-1376,


A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Festivals & Events

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—See Thursday. Dinner and show: $39, show only: $20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,

ACLU IDAHO BILL OF RIGHTS CELEBRATION—ACLU Idaho kicks off its 20th year of protecting civil liberties in the Gem State with a ’20s-themed party at an old-fashioned speak-easy complete with Prohibition-themed atmosphere, poker, silent and live auctions, food and drinks. 6-11 p.m. $60. Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise, 208-331-4005.

PRAIRIE DOG PLAYHOUSE: THE TONTO TALES—The Lone Ranger and his trusted and brave sidekick, Tonto, fight their way across the Great Plains to Boise to stop the evil-doing of Judge Cravin and his renegade Dead Eye Dawson Taylor. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.

Food & Drink SOUP TWEETUP—Local chefs brew their best soups so the public can vote for this year’s champion. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. 4:30-8 p.m. $7.50. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-3434611, THURSDAY NIGHT WINE DINNERS: DIXIE—Enjoy Southern cuisine like andouille sausage, jambalaya prawns, creole chowder, chicken fricassee and pecan pie paired with wines. 7:30 p.m. $50. Pacific Rim Wine Stop, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3375,

On Stage BALLET IDAHO’S CARMEN AND DON QUIXOTE—Carmen is a tale of lust, betrayal and death, with music by Rodion Shchedrin based on the original by Georges Bizet, and choreography by Alex Ossadnik. Don Quixote is a splashy and colorful tale of a love affair full of comic twists and turns, with music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography by Artistic Director Peter Anastos. See Arts, Page 28. 8 p.m. $39.34-$52.86. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-1609,

Art ACTIVATE: 2013 STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION—Whitney Tassey, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, selects artwork and awards for this exhibition of student artwork. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Boise State Liberal Arts Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise,

Art CROSSING CULTURES EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION— Enjoy a glass of wine and learn more about the art on view during a free tour of the exhibit exploring the changing roles of race and ethnicity in the 21st century. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Feb. 23. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491, sunvalleycenter. org.

EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city

Talks & Lectures FETTUCCINI FORUM: MEMORY AND HISTORY—Professor Lynn Lubamersky discusses collective memory and history as part of Boise’s Sesquicentennial Celebration series of signature events. See Picks, Page 14. 5 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483,

Kids & Teens TEEN ART STUDIO—Teens ages 12-18 explore art projects and techniques. 4 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Librar y, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700,

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Carie Kawa plays Aki, an 11-year-old living in Akaigawa, Japan.

A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE For a play about monsters, A Nighttime Survival Guide boasts surprisingly few. The beasts that haunt the shadows of Boise Contemporary Theater’s latest world premiere original production are mostly imagined—fears conjured up in the minds of two 11-year-old children. Aki (Carie Kawa) and Verne (Dwayne Blackaller) are precocious pen pals who live thousands of miles apart—Aki in the small village of Akaigawa, Japan, and Verne in snow-blanketed Arco, Idaho. But despite the distance, the two share a number of similarities: “We both live by old dead volcanoes, we’re both 11 and we’re both half-American,” Verne enthuses. But the main thing that unites the two characters is the fear of being abandoned by their fathers, whose jobs have placed them at the mercy of Mother Nature. Whether talking in hushed tones over the phone or Skype-ing online, Verne and Aki help each other tackle their inner fears by assembling a Nighttime Survival Guide, a notebook full of accumulated wisdom on how to conquer the darkness and defeat Japanese folklore A Nighttime Survival Guide creatures called Yokai. runs through Saturday, These monster puppets, March 2. dreamed up by the delightfully BOISE CONTEMPORARY warped mind of Boise artist Bill THEATER Carman, are the highlight of the 854 Fulton St., production. Whether it’s a slimy 208-331-9224, green Kappa that ambles out of a nearby creek and totters on its webbed feet under a giant head full of water, a lumbering red Akaname with an unraveling tongue that sponges up filth in dirty bathrooms, or a spider-like wristwatch that scuttles creepily about Verne’s bedroom, the creatures all provide lessons about growing up. But aside from the well-constructed monster puppets, the play suffers from a few aesthetic hiccups. Scenic designer Michael Baltzell’s sparse, wood-hued set, which boasts an arching bridge connecting the children’s bedrooms, feels too austere for the magical subject matter. Costume designer Star Moxley’s duds also feel out of place in this world—the kids are clad in bright, contemporary clothing, but the play’s narrator and prop handlers have an antiquated, steampunk feel. Thankfully, these small inconsistencies are only apparent in the play’s first act, which drags its feet through lots of superfluous but well-acted prattling between Aki and Verne (“I noticed the letter you sent smells like vinegar, what’s up with that?”) By the time the second act rolls around, the pace and narrative move at a faster clip, soaring to a stirring finale that’s guaranteed to get eyes welling. A Nighttime Survival Guide is no Monsters, Inc. But it is a touching tale of the power of friendship that Boise audiences of all ages are likely to enjoy. —Tara Morgan WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

ANNA MARIE BOLES: CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS—This exhibit in the Hemingway Western Studies Center explores place, time and distance using all manner of cartography equipment, including aerial flyovers, digital photography, atlases and Google Earth. See Picks, Page 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Gallery 1 Liberal Arts Building, Boise State University, Boise, TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AT BOISE ART MUSEUM— The energy and movement of contemporary dance combine with the kinetic nature of White Elephants, a sculptural installation by artist Billie Grace Lynn, for this exclusive sneak preview of new work performed by Trey McIntyre Project. Cash bar (no ATM on site). Purchase tickets online. 5:30 p.m. $15-$20. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

Talks & Lectures THINK AND DRINK: EXPLORING BOISE 150 THEMES—John Bieter, David Lachiondo, Lisa Brady and Kent Neupert discuss Boise 150 themes at several locations as part of Boise Sesquicentennial Celebration’s series of signature events. See Picks, Page 14. 6 p.m. FREE. Leku Ona, 117 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-6665,; Berryhill & Co. Restaurant, 121 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-387-3553,; Payette Brewing Company, 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-344-0011,

Odds & Ends ONE-STOP VALENTINE SHOP—Sample and purchase Valentine gifts from the likes of Sweetly Sinful, Bricolage and Cake Ballers. Food from Burgerlicious and live music from 7-9 p.m. See Picks, Page 14. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Crooked Fence Brewing, 5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-9012090, 208-890-4120, cfbrewing.

SATURDAY FEB. 9 Festivals & Events ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—Learn blacksmithing, pottery throwing, wool spinning, scarf making and fire dancing. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Puffy Mondaes, 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359, puffymondaes. com. CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER— Help Stage Coach Theatre raise funds for equipment and improvements to its new location. It’s a Mardi Gras-themed night, so dress the part. Try your hand at a variety of Vegas-style gambling tables. At the end of the night, winners use their play money to participate in the live auction to win raffle prizes. 7 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000,

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8 DAYS OUT STARLIGHT SNOWSHOE BENEFIT—Raffle, live music, food and drink. Proceeds go to find a cure for diabetes. 4-9 p.m. $16 for adults, $11-$53. Bogus Basin Nordic Center, 2405 Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5390,

BALLET IDAHO’S CARMEN AND DON QUIXOTE—See Friday. 8 p.m. $39.34$52.86. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609,

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—See Thursday. Dinner and show: $39, show only: $20. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,

On Stage

COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: CAL VERDUCHI—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,


A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—See Wednesday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR—Boise Little Theater holds auditions for this Southern-fried comedy. For more info email 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

ALICE IN WONDERLAND—Join Alice, the White Rabbit and all of Wonderland’s interesting characters for this interactive adaptation perfect for all ages. For more info email 7 p.m. $5-$12.50. Limelight, 3575 E. Copper Point Way, Meridian, 208-898-9425,

Concerts BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WINDS AND ALL-STAR HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND— 7:30 p.m. FREE-$5. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208426-5800, KARTIK SESHADRI ENSEMBLE—A composer and educator of Indian classical music performs as part of the Boise State Student Union Performance Series. Tickets available at Select-a-Seat. 8 p.m. $15, $8 Boise State faculty, staff and alumni, $5 non-Boise State students, FREE for current Boise State students. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise,

Food & Drink VALENTINE’S BAZAAR—The wine dungeon is open for this two-day Valentine’s Bazaar featuring a special stemless glass to keep, tasting of several wines (including two new releases), chocolate pairings and Creation Station Valentine’s crafts. St. Lawrence Gridiron food truck serves food. Travis Ward from Hillfolk Noir plays each day from 1:30-4 p.m. Noon-5 p.m. $5. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791, ZHOO ZHOO VALENTINE’S OPEN HOUSE—Drop by for wine and barrel tastings, treats and discounts. Noon-5 p.m. $5. Hell’s Canyon Winery, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell, 208-454-3300,

Talks & Lectures HOW ANIMALS SURVIVE IN WINTER—Learn from Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer Bill London how animals survive in the winter, and hear stories from London’s years of experience in the woods. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755, THINK AND DRINK: EXPLORING BOISE 150 THEMES—Jon Christensen and Anthea Hartig discuss Boise’s historical and contemporary place in the American West as part of Boise’s Sesquicentennial Celebration’s series of signature events. See Picks, Page 14. 6 p.m. FREE. Summit Room, Ninth and Front streets, Boise Centre on the Grove, Boise.

Sports & Fitness BIKIN’ FOR LOVIN’ RIDE—Join the Boise Bicycle Project for its fourth annual pre-Valentine’s bike ride. At 8 p.m., the parade of love pedals to the 13th Street Pub and Grill, where riders can enjoy Crooked Fence specials, growler giveaways and romantic tandem photos. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520,

Kids & Teens RE-ART: BOOK BINDING—Justinian Morton instructs students ages 5-12 on the art form. 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,

Odds & Ends VALENTINE FAMILY GLASS MAKE-IT SESSION— Tour the studio, eat cookies and make a $5 glass Valentine with your sweetheart. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Fusions Glass Studio, 347 S. Edgewood Lane, Ste. 120, Eagle, 208-938-1055,


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REAL SCENIUS Muse Project explores creative placemaking First Thursday CHRISTINA MARFICE “Scenius,” a term coined by musician Brian Eno, refers to “the intelligence of a whole operation or group of people.” The Muse Project’s Brandie Redinger says Boise is brimming with scenius—or as she puts it, “the embedded genius that is active and making things happen here.” Redinger is working to bring Boise’s scenius to light. Through the Muse Project, she has held a series of town hall-style meetings exploring different local issues. Previous meetings covered such topics as local food, green energy and women in leadership. “The town hall meetings are a really basic hybrid between the democratic idea of an oldfashioned town hall meeting and a Ted Talk,” Redinger said. Their purpose is to open communication between experts and community members by addressing ideas as an engaged group, rather than individuals. “Agreed-upon value systems are what really create culture, so the town hall meetings encourage a progressive dialogue,” Redinger said. When a group of people moves together in a certain direction with their conversations, that can open new possibilities. It’s not a new idea, but Redinger has a new way of putting it into practice for the betterment of the Boise community. The next scenius meeting, scheduled for First Thursday, Feb. 7, will open a dialogue about Boise’s creative culture and how arts and technology go hand-in-hand to make the local economy thrive. The idea is borrowed from Richard Florida’s book, The Rise of the Creative Class. “We’re going to talk about arts and culture in a way that was inspired by Richard Florida’s work that says, basically, ‘If you don’t have enough Bohemian culture and high creative class and creative technology, you can’t have a growth economy,’” she said.

Gifford’s presentation takes a broader look Redinger has compiled a panel of speakers at scenius. that represents the different facets of Boise’s “The talk is about how we order our creative class. Treefort Music Fest producer individual lives and how they have a great Lori Shandro will speak about Boise’s Boinfluence if they resonate at a high level of hemian culture, Boise Philharmonic Music great optimism. It influences the family, the Director Robert Franz will represent the city’s community, the city and resonates outward,” “high creative class” and entrepreneur and Gifford said. MarkMonitor co-founder Faisal Shah will Following the series of presentations, talk about creative technology in the Treasure audience members are invited to create a Valley. Other presenters include John Michael Schert, executive director of the Trey McIntyre conversation. “Something different occurs when someone Project, and Joseph Gifford, a Boston-based is giving to an audience that is engaged,” she master teacher of musicians and conductors. said. “Generally, what we find is that there are “Finding these speakers is always a process really brilliant people in our audiences that of scenius, where opportunity arises through creativity and people connect me with people,” bring a point of view that needs to happen.” Previous meetings were held in the Muse Redinger said. Building’s yoga studio, forcing Redinger to Each speaker is bringing his or her own cap attendance at about 60. The upcoming take on the ideas of scenius, art, economy and event is in the Esther Simplot Performing Arts how they are interconnected in a community. According to Redinger, the creation of Treefort Academy Annex, allowing for a bigger audience. Redinger hopes was a perfect example; this will provide for it was built on the Thursday, Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., FREE. a wider range of pershared ideas of a group spectives and ideas. of involved Boiseans, ESTHER SIMPLOT PERFORMING ARTS Redinger equates and by spreading art ACADEMY ANNEX Boise’s potential and creativity, it helped 501 S. Eighth St. scenius with Florence, grow the economy. Italy, during the ReShandro’s presentaPictured below (left to right): Faisal Shaw, Robert Franz, Lori Shandro, John Michael Schert. naissance. The people tion will explore how of Florence planned Treefort was created the construction and the many ways it of the Duomo, a domed cathedral, without has contributed to Boise’s economy. “There were just a certain number of people knowing how they would construct the arches who were all in the same place regarding [Tree- to create the ceiling, she said. “How that community confronted that fort]. ... This sort of synergy happened to make was they said, ‘We have more genius behind the project come together rather easily,” said these gates, here in Florence, that by the time Shandro. “With scenius, there’s the thought of trying to put the right people in the same place it comes time to build the ceiling, we will have that technology,’” said Redinger. “There’s a at the same time, and then things will happen. confidence toward the new that arises when That’s really how Treefort happened. Everypeople engage one another. It creates hope. body had the same vision that the Boise music That’s what these town hall meetings are scene is ready to develop and be a force on its about: creating social hope.” own two feet.”



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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BANDANNA RUNNING AND WALKING—Join Bandanna for an evening of running stories and guest speaker Mary Graeff. 7-8 p.m. FREE. 504 W. Main St., Boise, 208-386-9017. MUSEUM—Trey McIntyre 1BASQUE Project reprises Arrantza. Wine social at 5:30-6:30 p.m., TMP sneak peek at 6:30 p.m., paella dinner with dancers at 7 p.m. RSVP at 208-343-2671. See Picks, Page 14. 5:30 p.m. $40, four for $140. 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208342-9983,

BASQUE MARKET—Warm up with a plate of paella at 6 p.m. and check out the new valentine-inspired pintxos bar. 4 p.m. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208433-1208,

THE BRICKYARD—Try out an American Revolution cocktail for $4 or Payette Outlaw IPA or Rodeo Rye Pale Ale for $3. 601 Main St., Boise, 208287-2121,

BOISE ART GLASS—Make your 2 own cup for $40 per 30-minute session or watch artist demos while

BRICOLAGE—Featuring Love and 3 Hate, an exhibition of etchings by E. Sather-Smith. 5-8 p.m. 418

enjoying snacks. 5-11 p.m. FREE. 530 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-345-1825,

S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718, DRAGONFLY—All jewelry is 20 percent off. Join for free wine tasting. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234.

FLATBREAD COMMUNITY OVENDOWNTOWN—Kids ages 12 and younger eat free with purchase. Happy hour goes until 6 p.m., and every bottle of wine is on sale, starting at $20. 615 W. Main St., Boise, 208-287-4757,


FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Join Flying M for the 20th Annual Valentine for AIDS. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, flyingmcoffee. com.

FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE—Three-course meal paired with Crooked Fence Brewing beers. 6 p.m. $16. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, thefrontdoorboise. com. GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZADOWNTOWN—Take your valentine and share a large, one-topping pizza and a bottle of wine for $20. Dine-in only. 5-9 p.m. $20. 235 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-345-9011, HIGH NOTE CAFE—Enjoy live music, $3.50 5 beers and local art hanging on the walls. 4 p.m. 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-429-1911. HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—Watch the L-Word live with Rebecca Scott & Friends, Ophelia and the Emily Tipton Band. 8 p.m. FREE. 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. LE CAFE DE PARIS—Free wine tasting with purchase of an appetizer. 204 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-336-0889, SAMMY’S—Enjoy live local music, drink specials and enter to win a Pyramid Beach Cruiser. 9 p.m. FREE. 509 W. Main St., Boise.


SILLY BIRCH—Local artists display artwork. Try any or all of the draft beers for $10. 4-7 p.m. FREE. 507 Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505. WISEGUY PIZZA PIE-BOISE—Come in for $6 pitchers of Rainier, $1 off all other draft beers and $3 glasses of wine. 5 p.m. FREE. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-336-7777,

South Side ATOMIC TREASURES—Enjoy a mix of retro and found objects and art sure to make unforgettable gifts. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811. BALLET IDAHO—Try a free Tone 2 Rhythm class. Later, join the Academy for wine and appetizers. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, BOISE ART MUSEUM—The museum is open 7 until 9 p.m. for First Thursday. Studio Art Exploration is from 5-8 p.m. Check out exhibits by Billie Grace Lynn and others. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, BOISE CONTEMPORARY THEATER—Opening reception for the BCT fundraiser 50 Women at 6 p.m. and the world premiere of A Nighttime Survival Guide at 8 p.m. 6 p.m. $8-$50. 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,


THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEEHOUSE—View the new exhibit by Nancy McMahan Bateman entitled Horse Play. 6-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. B 100, Boise, 208-3367630,


EIGHTH STREET MARKETPLACE AT BODO— Featuring work by Artist in Residence Mary Lantz. 5-9 p.m. 404 S. Eighth St., Mercantile Building, Boise, 208-338-5212, ESTHER SIMPLOT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, BALLET IDAHO ANNEX—Listen to keynote speakers discuss the economic importance of building stronger ties between the arts and industry. See for more info. See First Thursday, Page 19. 7-9 p.m. FREE. 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, FOOTHILLS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES—Join Foothills School for an open house. Meet administration and faculty and visit classrooms. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 618 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-331-9260. HAIRLINES—Stop in and talk to Lui the Hair Whisperer. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009. HELLY HANSEN—Items on sale for First Thursday. 860 W. Broad, Boise, 208-342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM—Follow a candle-lit walk to the Adelmann House in Pioneer Village for discussion and refreshments at 7 p.m. 5-9 p.m. By donation. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, LIQUID—Drink up during happy hour from 2-7 p.m. and laugh along with Gabriel Rutledge and Ritchie Holiday starting at 8 p.m. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. $10. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

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LISK GALLERY—View Mark Lisk’s blackand-white iconic images and Melissa Osgood’s jewelr y. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-3773, liskgaller NFINIT ART GALLERY— Check out gift ideas and sip suds while getting a peek at an illustrated e-book by students from St. Joe’s Elementar y and new works by Mark Davis, Ginger Lantz and more. 5 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131, Boise, 208-371-0586.


NORTHRUP BUILDING— 12 Featuring work from Abby Christensen, Pam Demo and Tyler Bush. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Eighth and Broad streets, second floor, Boise.


QUE PASA—Check out a selection of Mexican ar twork, including wall fountains, silver, metal wall ar t and blown glass. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208385-9018. 14R. Grey Galler y Jewelr y and Ar t Glass—Check out jewelr y designs by Anna Whitmore and enjoy cupcakes by Amaru Confections. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9337, rgreygaller y. com. RENEWAL UNDERGROUND— Featuring work by T. Ens. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-5444. SALON 162—Works on 15 display by Pickle, including paintings, pop art, show fliers and more. Also, see commissioned bamboo longboards by Sibbz Custom Rides. 5 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-386-9908.

ART WALK Locations featuring artists

SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Try chocolates from The Basque Market and the new grenache, syrah and mourvedre blend wine release. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463. SOLID—Enjoy live music 16 from Ryan Wissinger, happy hour food from 4-6 p.m. and 10-midnight, wine and liquor tasting from local vendors and art by Mihai Wylde. Free appetizers at 6 p.m. and Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. 4 p.m.-midnight. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3456620.

Valentine’s Reservations for Feb. 14, 387-3553

Central Downtown AMERICAN CLOTHING 17 GALLERY—Hosting Artisans4Hope, a communitydriven nonprofit that assists refugees in developing social and work skills. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872, ARTISAN OPTICS—View eyewear collections from Lindberg Eyewear. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3380500, BARBARA BARBARA AND CO.—Open for First Thursday. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 807 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-342-2002.


BLEUBIRD DINER—Featuring Boise Rock School. Five percent of sales go to Think Boise First. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 224 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3451055,

6H[\)RRGV 9RGND 6H[\)RRGV 9RGND R-Rated Cooking Class Saturday Feb. 9th, 6pm, $100 Register online at 387-3553 (2) or

CHOCOLAT BAR—Telaya Wine Co. wines will pair with in-house chocolates. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3387771, ECIGS BY S. WICKS— 19 Featuring art by Matt Armstrong. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 208 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3313244, GOLITE—Offering up to 75 percent off select items. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208-258-2091, MAI THAI—Meet mixologist Michael Reed and enjoy two-forone handcrafted drinks during a bonus happy hour from 4-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. FREE. 750 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-8424, MIXING BOWL—Warm up with hot drinks and appetizers while you browse. Open late for First Thursday. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 216 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3456025, REDISCOVERED BOOKS—Open late for First Thursday. 5-8 p.m. FREE. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, 1. Basque Museum

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SAGE YOGA AND WELL20 NESS—Hosting a painting exhibition by Margo and Jessie Proska. Wine tastings by Indian Creek Winery. Music during Vinyasa yoga by Jessica Dean and Aaron Maynard. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-338-5430, THOMAS HAMMER—Fea21 turing abstract paintings by Cheri Chugg. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208433-8004,

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THE ALASKA CENTER— Check out oil paintings by Chi E. Shenam and panoramic photos by Eric Obendorf. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1020 Main St., Boise.

ART SOURCE GAL23 LERY—Join Art Source for new work by Robert Carter in an exhibition entitled Forging Ahead: Variations in Steel. Wine from Indian Creek Winery, music by The Accidentals and appetizers. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones, and half price on all waffle cones. 1-8 p.m. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992, BOISE 150 (SESQUI24 SHOP)—View art by Pat Kilby and hear live music from Grandma Kelsey. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-4335671. THE CRUX—Check out 25 works by local artists and music by Classical Revolution and The Illumeye. 7-10 p.m. FREE. 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213. FOOT DYNAMICS—Check out the Altra zero-drop trail shoes and browse shoe deals. Certified pedorthist on staff and on-site orthotics lab. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1021 W. Main St., Boise, 208386-3338. GALLERY 601—View 26 framed art by Simon Combes, Robert Aswani and Heidi Lange. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3365899, THE GALLERY AT THE 27 LINEN BUILDING—View the group show Unfinished, representing the incomplete works of a variety of visual artists. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, GAMEKEEPER LOUNGE—Enjoy specialty wine flights and live music with the Gizzard Stone. From 4:30-8 p.m., stop by for the fourth annual Soup Tweetup fundraiser, where attendees vote for the best soups, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. 5-9 p.m. $7.50. 1109 W. Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, RADIATE MEDISPA—Celebrate a grand opening with discounts on skin-care treatments, spray tanning and other spa services. With art by local artist Austin Garrett. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1023 W. Main St., Boise, 208-344-4310, RADIO BOISE—Take a tour of Radio Boise’s recent expansion and rearranged space. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1020 W. Main St., Alaska Building, Ste. 200, Boise, 208424-8166,

Will Eichelberger’s work gets a Re-Vision at The Crux.

HEART ATTACK Things are about to get mushy in this edition of Downtown News. Boise artists and art outlets are prepared to spread the love this First Thursday, Feb. 7, a week before Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. That includes the annual Valentines For AIDS exhibit at Flying M Coffeehouse, now in its 20th year. Original art covers the coffee shop’s walls as part of the silent auction, which serves as a fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Safety Net for AIDS Program, SNAP. Last year, the event raised more than $23,000 for local HIV/AIDS causes and featured Valentinethemed art from around 250 artists. This year’s auction closes at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. In other M news, longtime curating team, Jeremy “Jerms” Lanningham and John Warfel, are officially retiring. “We’re wanting to get into studios and have our own shows rather than planning them. I’ll definitely miss it, but we want to create, too,” said Lanningham. Flying M barista Adam Atkinson will officially take reins as the new art wall curator after Valentines for AIDS. In other downtown news, Bricolage owner Chelsea Snow announced Jan. 30 that her shop will establish a much closer relationship with former Nampa clothing company Brass Razoo, owned by designer Elise Vaughn. “We’ve been selling her things in the store for a little over a year now, and they’ve done really well, and we really love working together,” Snow said. Brass Razoo will move into the Bricolage storefront at 418 S. Sixth St. in Boise. A fabrication studio will be added to the shop’s existing boutique space, and Snow will expand a growing roster of sewing and art classes. However, the storefront will now have shorter hours, down to four days a week. Bricolage’s First Thursday offerings include a Valentine’s Day-inspired installation of etchings and screenprints by E. Sather-Smith, titled Love and Hate. Speaking of artists coming together, Main Street coffee shop The Crux will host the Re-Vision opening First Thursday, which includes work from nearly a dozen artists and live music through the evening. Bruce Maurey, Tony Caprai, Kelly Morgan, Sector 17, Will Eichelberger, Storie Grubb, James McKain and Lauren Haney will display new work, with Classical Revolution playing arrangements during the evening. A booth from The C.O.T. will feature clothing and merchandise. —Andrew Crisp and Morgan Barnhart

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SUNDAY FEB. 10 Auditions

THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR— See Saturday. 2 p.m. FREE. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104,

Concerts BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA—Baritone Darrell Babidge performs one of Bach’s solo cantatas. The orchestra also performs Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Piano and Strings.” 2 p.m. $17-$22. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511.

Food & Drink VALENTINE’S BAZAAR—See Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. $5. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-9224791, ZHOO ZHOO VALENTINE’S OPEN HOUSE—See Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. $5. Hell’s Canyon Winery, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell, 208-454-3300,

Kids & Teens RE-ART: BOOK BINDING—See Saturday. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996,

MONDAY FEB. 11 Festivals & Events CHINA NIGHT—Join the Boise State University Chinese Club for dinner, a lion dance and more. 6:30 p.m. FREE-$3. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800,

On Stage 5X5 READING SERIES PRESENTS: REVELATION—This black comedy by Samuel Brett Williams about the End Times examines love, faith and the American countryside. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224,

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8 DAYS OUT Concerts


FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL— Featuring the American piano duo Del Parkinson and Jeffrey Shumway. 4 p.m. FREE-$5. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1609.

READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS: ANTHONY DOERR—The award-winning author and Boise favorite reads from and discusses his work. Tickets are available online or by calling 208-331-8000. $15-$30. 7:30 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, thecabinidaho. org.

Workshops & Classes SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES—Learn the social dancing of Scotland. Each class includes instruction. 7:15 p.m. $6. Eagle Performing Arts Center, 1125 E. State St., Eagle, 208-338-4633,

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


WEDNESDAY FEB. 13 On Stage A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE— See Wednesday, Feb. 6. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Workshops & Classes

HAPPY HOUSEPLANTS—Learn from Dave Fellows and Nancy Willis-Orr about the basics of growing indoor plants. Pre-registration required. 6:30 p.m. $15, $10 member. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING CLASSES—Learn about landscaping with native and firewise plants from Ann DeBolt of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Register online or call 208-3627336. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200,

Kids & Teens STORY TRAIL ADVENTURE— Children ages 3-6 read the best-selling children’s book Stranger in the Woods while walking the quarter-mile trail at the Foothills Learning Center, then head indoors for arts and crafts related to the book. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise, 208-514-3755,


Kids & Teens MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— See Wednesday, Feb. 6. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, WE DO ROBOTICS—See Wednesday, Feb. 6. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $35-$40. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,


TUESDAY FEB. 12 Festivals & Events FAT TUESDAY MARDI GRAS PARTY—Enjoy beads, masks, feathers, costumes, music, dancing, beer/wine specials, food, decorations and socializing. Costume contest at 9 p.m. 6-10 p.m. $10. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960,

Concerts FAT TUESDAY—Join Jake Leg, The Grape and the Grain, and Juke Daddys for this Boise Blues Society fundraiser benefiting Blues in the School Program. 6-10 p.m. $5 donation. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge, 1115 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-376-2700, VOCAL JAZZ FESTIVAL—Guest artists The Caswell Sisters, featuring Rachel Caswell, vocals; Sarah Caswell, jazz violin; accompanied by piano, bass, guitar and drums. 7:30 p.m. $5. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800,


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HOME GROWN INNOCENCE Idaho’s Innocent Man releases debut album at VAC ANDREW CRISP

A quiet Garden City wine warehouse seemed like an unlikely location to find musicians rocking out on a frosty Wednesday evening. Beyond a set of roll-up industrial doors and up a flight of stairs, a small white room held the six musicians who make up Boise band InDon’t be guilty of missing Innocent Man at Visual Arts Collective, Saturday, Feb. 9. nocent Man, seven large upright speakers, four microphones with stands, lots of instruments, piles of black cables and a trash bin full of both attorneys, inspiring the band’s name. rell explained. empty beer bottles. Meanwhile, McCain and Burns are engineers “That’s that lie I was telling you about,” “We rent it for a very, very, very small fee,” and Sprague distributes beer and wine. Callender interrupted. explained guitarist and vocalist Scott Sprague, “Lindsey is really the only full-time musi“... And I said, ‘You know, it’s time for me who spends his days working for Idaho Wine cian in the band,” said Callender. to pick that thing up again,’” Terrell said. Merchants. Terrell plays in Boise bands StoneSeed and Though she hadn’t played her violin in eight The warehouse loft acts as a clubhouse Ophelia when she isn’t playing shows with years, she agreed to meet for a rehearsal with for mid-week rehearsals. Crammed inside Innocent Man. the band. the space on a recent evening, Innocent Man Even though band members spent years “It was kind of like being set up on a blind began cranking through a set list of 25 folk, apart, music never stopped being a part of date,” she said. classic rock and Americana-influenced songs, their lives. That’s when “something kicked off,” which were all typed out on a sheet of paper “The reason I left Red House, which was according to the band. More than two years attached to a nearby speaker. a really sad day for me, was to go to law later, Innocent Man is set to release its first al“The whole idea when we first started out, school,” said Callender. “I’ve always had these bum, the 12-track Home Grown, with a party it was like a guys’ poker night,” said Sprague. weird tracks in my life; I’m doing this, I’m “We’d get together a few hours per night, bang at Visual Arts Collective Saturday, Feb. 9. doing that, but if I’m not playing music, I’m “It’s a wide range of different snapshots on some drums, and then we got to a point, not happy.” in songwriting and in band evolution,” said like, ‘Shit, this is good.’” But the band said limited time leads to a Sprague. That’s because much of the group has stronger focus on making music. The goal for the album was to capture the played together in bands over the years. “One of the things that forces us to do this band’s live performances, which blends percusSprague and guitarist Dan Burns grew the way we want to is we don’t have time to sive rock, vocal harmonies, skilled technical up together in McCall, playing in the highdo lots of experimental stuff. ... If we don’t like work and a dash of guitar solo panache. school jazz band and in their parents’ garages. it, we’re not going to spend a lot of time on it “We were playing live a lot; we were pracBassist Conlyn McCain and keyboardist Tim because we have kids and all this other stuff. ticing every week and we were really tight,” Callender were raised in Payette, and though We always said it was supposed to be just drummer Josh Sears was raised in Cody, Wyo., said Sprague. “We knew exactly what we fun,” said Sears. wanted to accomhe may as well be from When asked what they would do if the plish.” Idaho at this point. But the band wasn’t band got bigger, members were torn. Together, the five men Innocent Man With New Transit and Ophelia, “I think a lot of us sort of daydream about looking for a heavily played in bands Classic Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. doors, 7:45 p.m. it,” said Burns. produced sound. Ashley, Enormous G show, $7 adv., $10 doors. Sprague said it would have to feel right. “We wanted to and Red House, but VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE “I think, yes, it would be amazing to be make sure the songs they didn’t come back 3638 Osage St., Garden City full-time on the road. But I do, at the same played on the album together until they 208-424-8297 time, want to preserve the musical integrity. ... could be replicated all returned to Idaho If it starts becoming for the money, or starts live, in person. We almost 10 years after becoming for something else, I think the intent didn’t want to do 6 Red House broke up. is not that pure,” Sprague said. “And that trillion overdubs of “We all kind of 14 guitar parts, and 18 organs and X, Y, and doesn’t really interest me.” scattered to the four winds,” said Sprague. For now, Innocent Man is focusing on playZ,” said Sprague. “And really, around the same time, came ing shows in Idaho and beyond. As the album’s The band finished Home Grown despite back together.” name, Home Grown, implies, the band is busy day jobs and families. But the guys agree: Innocent Man wasn’t proud to represent its Idaho roots. “It’s a struggle to balance home life, work a serious project until violinist Lindsey Terrell “I think it does have to do with the fact that life and this life because this is obviously more came along. it’s very down to the roots,” said Callender. “My husband works with Tim’s wife, and than a hobby at this point,” said Sprague. “It’s from a place that we call home.” During the day, Callender and Sears are she said Tim was in a bluegrass band,” TerWWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Animal Collective climbs into Boise’s Treefort.

ETTA AND GLORIOUS POP DROP Treefort Music Fest announced its penultimate round of bands on the lineup, and it’s a doozy. Joining headliners like Animal Collective, Youth Lagoon and Sage Francis will be per formances from Portland, Ore., music royalty The Thermals and Quasi. Also, there will be not one, but three sets from local supahstahs Built to Spill, including a complete per formance of the band’s debut album Ultimate Alternative Wavers. And that’s just the start. Sets were also announced from Camper Van Beethoven, El Ten Eleven, Earth, Wolvserpent, Tartufi and Deathfix, the new band from Brendan Canty of Fugazi. See the complete list on Cobweb. Treefort organizers plan to announce the final lineup Thursday, Feb. 14, and the show schedule a week or two later. Also recently announced for Valentine’s Day is a release party for Etta, the debut EP from Edmond Dantes, the new project of Ryan Peck and Andrew Stensaas, who run Boise Rock School. That show goes down at Neurolux at 8 p.m and costs $3. A second all-ages release party happens Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Linen Building, with opening sets from The Dirty Moogs, Hey V Kay and Give Chase. It will also feature a special piece of choreography to the band’s single, “No Good So Good,” from former Trey McIntyre Project dancer Lauren Edson. Another recording set to be dropped soon is the Glorious Pop EP from local hiphop acts Oso Negro and Charles Engels. A sample track is already available on Soundcloud, but the full EP will be released Sunday, Feb. 17, with a special free performance at Tom Grainey’s at 9 p.m. But that’s all in the future. This week, you probably ought to head over to Red Room Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., to catch Bay Area electronic producer Benjamin Durazzo. He has made a name for himself playing sampler pads like a piano, with nimble fingers skating across the different sounds to make live what was once recorded. Also killing the electronic tunes this week is Boise band Phantahex. The duo’s army of synthesizers and cannon-sized monochord make the essential soundtrack to unicorn-riding fantasies and trips into virtual reality. The band headlines Radio Boise Tuesdays at Neurolux Tuesday, Feb. 12. Cerberus Rex and Abadox open. The show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $3. —Josh Gross

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THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club

THE COUNTRY CLUB—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

BUDDY AND THE BB’S—6 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s

BUDDY AND THE BB’S—6 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s

SLEEPY SEAHORSE—With The Very Most and Zach House. 7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

DAN COSTELLO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

DAN COSTELLO—With John Jones Trio. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BUG BENEFIT—Benefit for local musician Jason “Bug” Burke, featuring Hummingbird of Death, Heibarger, The Hand, Art Fad, James PlaneWreck. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $3. Red Room

FRANK MARRA—With Steve Eaton and Phil Garonzik. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

Hummingbird of Death

BUG BENEFIT, FEB. 8, RED ROOM Sadly, being a musician rarely comes with health insurance. Meaning that when one falls ill, he or she is generally out of luck when the bills start rolling in. That’s the case for Jason “Bug” Burke, who played in dozens of local bands and put on countless house shows before breaking his back in a sledding accident on Simplot Hill in December 2012. To help with the massive costs of Burke’s medical care and the mounting bills of day-to-day life, local bands have put on a series of benefit shows to give back to one of the local scene’s most stalwart stall-warts. Thrash-lads Hummingbird of Death, psych-metal rockers Heibarger, dynamic duo Art Fad and grunge-rockers The Hand will all play at Red Room to benefit Burke. Also on the bill is a special acoustic set from James Plane Wreck. —Josh Gross 8 p.m., $3. Red Room, 1519 Main St.,

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

JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

JOHNNY SHOES & J.C. SMITH—6 p.m. FREE. Tablerock

OPHELIA—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s


CHUCK SMITH—With Ben Burdick Trio and Amy Rose. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

STONE SEED—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill


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

DANGER BEARD—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle


DJ PAT BENOLKIN—11 p.m. FREE. Neurolux

BEN DURAZZO, SHADES, HEY V KAY—8 p.m. $3. Red Room

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

BRANDON PRITCHETT—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

INVISIBLE SWORDSMEN—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

DOUG CAMERON—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

JIM LEWIS—7 p.m. FREE. Buzz Coffee

DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill



FRANK MARRA—With Sidecar 3. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. FREE. Buffalo Club

MYKE SANCHEZ—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid

WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

INNOCENT MAN CD RELEASE PARTY—With New Transit and Ophelia. See Noise, Page 25. 6 p.m. $7-$10. Visual Arts Collective

PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown

Dedicated Servers




GUIDE JOHN HANSEN—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s

PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid

NAOMI PSALM—9 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown


RICH KILFOYLE—7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe

BEN BURDICK—Noon. FREE. Grape Escape

ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s

RYAN WISSINGER—Midnight. FREE. Liquid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club SPUDMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Woodriver Cellars

JON ENGLUND—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s TERRI EBERLEIN—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill


TUESDAY FEB. 12 BLAZE & KELLY—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye BOISE BLUES SOCIETY BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS—Featuring The Grape and the Grain, Jake Leg and The Juke Daddys. 6 p.m. $5. Rodeway Inn DUCK CLUB PRESENTS: BUILT TO SPILL—With Deaf Kid. 6 p.m. $15. The Crux

BLUES JAM WITH WAYNE COYLE—8 p.m. FREE. Jo’s Sunshine Lounge

FAT TUESDAY PARTY—Featuring Brandon Pritchett and Steady Rush. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub LARRY KASER—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s NED EVETT AND TRIPLE DOUBLE—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars

RADIO BOISE TUESDAY PRESENTS: PHANTAHEX—With Cerberus Rex and Abadox. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux

STORIE GRUBB AND THE HOLY WARS—With Junior Rocket Scientist and Ghost Mic. 7 p.m. $3. Neurolux SWAMP FROGZ—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s TAUGE & FAULKNER—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s


VICTOR WOOTEN—See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $18-$30. Knitting Factory

WEDNESDAY FEB. 13 BURLEY GRIMES—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s CARTER FREEMAN—7 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle DILUTED, ROGUE GALLERY, MR. GUTSY, MINDSHOES—8 p.m. $3. Red Room DOUGLAS CAMERON—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Meridian FOX STREET ALL STARS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s HAVEN SNOW—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Bown JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill NAOMI PSALM—7 p.m. FREE. Curb PAUL DRAGONE—6 p.m. FREE. Shangri-La RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers WILSON ROBERTS—5:30 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown

Built to Spill BUILT TO SPILL—With Finn Riggins and UUVVWWZ. 7 p.m. $15. Neurolux


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

VICTOR WOOTEN, FEB. 12, KFCH The world’s list of legendary bass guitarists is pretty short, yet a topic of much debate. Most agree that Primus’ Les Claypool and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea are up at the top of the list. And so is Victor Wooten, five-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Bass Player of the Year. While most know him from his work with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wooten has been slappin’ the bass since he was a toddler, first performing at age 6 with his family in The Wooten Brothers Band. But few know Wooten’s life began at Mountain Home Air Force Base, where he was born into a military family in 1964. Decades after his bass prowess became legendary, Wooten returns to Idaho with his trademark Fodera to perform as a solo act. —Andrew Crisp Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $18-$30. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-3671212,

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SOARING INTENSITY Ballet Idaho’s Don Quixote and Carmen test dancers’ limits HARRISON BERRY Russian playbills and ballet art adorns the walls of Peter Anastos’ office. Some depict lacy ladies and powdered gents, invoking Russian ballet’s pre-Revolutionary gentility, while others celebrate, in gallant Cyrillic exclamations, the blonde dancers of the Soviet period. Anastos, the artistic director at Ballet Idaho, Ballet Idaho dancers rehearse for physically demanding roles in Carmen and Don Quixote. was seated in his office, taking a break from rehearsals for an upcoming performance of Carmen and Don Quixote. Despite Quixote’s Napier’s parts are spread over the entire leaps and feats of grace than a dodgy oldtitular role, the production doesn’t feature a production, and her concentration is split timer weighed down by a suit of armor, while single scene with the lit legend. between knowing her moves and executing pretending to ride a flea-bitten horse. “People are bored with Don Q, and they “Modern taste isn’t as interested in walking them to exacting standards. In order to play can’t wait for him to get off the stage,” AnasMercedes perfectly, bending backward for parts,” Anastos said in reference to Quixote. tos said. that bullfighter’s kiss must be done in time and “What [audiences] want to see is people soarSome might think cutting the main characwith histrionic extension. It’s when these two ter and all but a few chapters about a wedding ing through the air.” foci come together that Napier will know she’s Like the Soviet playbills on Anastos’ walls, farce from a bedrock of Spanish literature is ready for the audience. the fearless physicality of ballet is overtaking sacrilege. But for artistic directors, the process “I have it when there’s an intuitive kind of the genteel trappings of dance’s golden age. of paring down long source material for the body memory,” she said. Choreography isn’t about honoring source stage is dictated by time constraints and what The expectation in ballet is that grace and material so much as it’s about expressing dancthey believe audiences want. ers’ abilities and leaving the audience sweating precision are higher priorities than speed or Don Quixote is the story of a Spanish genpower—that’s the supposed difference between with anticipation. tleman so taken with chivalric romances that By the time Anastos arrived in the practice dance and, say, football. But Ballet Idaho’s he embarks on a few of his own. Ballet Idaho’s version recounts one of those romances, Kitri’s studio later that afternoon, the faces of sever- Don Quixote undermines that difference. In a move that’s particularly harrowing to al dancers were slick with sweat from practicWedding, which depicts two lovers, Kitri and watch, Basilio (Andrew Taft) has won the hand ing a fittingly macho and daring scene from Basilio, who defy class distinctions and the Kitri’s Wedding: a dance with bullfighters. It’s of Kitri (Adrienne Kerr), and during their pas advances of a rich suitor so they can marry. de deux, Basilio lifts Kitri above his head with a scene that has a mirror in the accompanyThe jewel of Kitri’s Wedding is the Kitri one arm and holds her aloft for what seems ing performance of Carmen, choreographed Variation, a technical, prop fan-driven bit of like an eternity while Taft’s shoulders pulse by Alex Ossadnik, though Anastos says the virtuosity that would test any ballerina apunder the physical strain. two scenes have diverging roles in the stories proaching the young bride’s part. It’s a scene Sitting together after rehearsal, Kerr and they inhabit. chock full of the kinds of athletic exceptionalTaft discussed where the athleticism of the “Carmen’s Spanish cultural references are ism and intensity Anastos believes Boise craves. practice room ends and the elegance of the all symbolic and deep. Don Quixote’s cultural “It’s unfair. You’re seeing someone do stage begins. It’s a balance, they say, that’s difreferences are all entersomething you ficult to negotiate. taining,” Anastos wrote can’t,” he said. “You’re pushing your own boundaries,” in an email. The dances Carmen and Don Quixote, Friday, Feb. 8 and Kerr said. Pinioned between become so intense Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $37-$57. Taft chimed in, “[Peter] often tells me to the row of dancers and that viewers feel a cool my jets.” the tall practice mirrors sense of danger, and MORRISON CENTER 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, But they agreed that performing on stage reflecting the traffic on that’s part of the ap208-343-0556, rather than on the forgiving floor of the pracMyrtle Street, Anastos peal. Like NASCAR, tice room has a feel of its own. heeded the details: a some of the thrill of “The audience is energy. The goal is to let dancer’s arm was not watching ballet is the the audience see,” said Taft. raised in sufficient trichance that someone Ballet Idaho’s Don Quixote is something umph. Mercedes, played might take a spill, visceral and athletic. While some will see that by Angela Napier, was not bent back far disrupting irrevocably the smooth surface of as a corruption of art and literature, others will the production. As with car accidents, bad falls enough for a kiss. notice the shifting dynamic between the danc“Let’s fix this,” was Anastos’ catchphrase. on stage can be career-ending. ers and the audience. During the bullfight, twirling between the “At any moment, you can crash and burn. “People should know that this ballet is four male toreadors, Napier flirted and batted It’s a subliminal excitement,” Anastos said. exciting,” said Kerr. her eyes, while huffing with exertion. To play up this titillation of failure, balTaft nodded. “We never have it,” she said afterward let has become “more virtuosic” and “a lot “It’s a shame we only get to do it twice,” about her lost breath. “It’s always striving to leaner” because audiences—and, therefore, he said. be better.” choreographers—are more sensitive to daring

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Special Screenings

FROM BOISE TO KABUL TO THE OSCARS Boise native’s short film gets an Academy nod

SILENT MOVIES WITH THE PHILHARMONIC— Join Robert Franz and Boise Philharmonic for an evening of music and silent movies from the golden age of cinema, including films by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Scores composed by Ben Model. See Picks, Page 15. Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $10-$15. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454,

GEORGE PRENTICE The handwriting was clearly that of a 4-yearold. “Doctor” was spelled “D-o-o-r-k-a-t.” “I thought this was so sweet,” said Heidi Bangerter, pointing to a framed piece of white paper that listed in very neat penmanship the professional dreams of her then 4-year-old son, Nels. “Let’s see, there’s detective, doctor. … I think this says pot-maker,” she said with a laugh. Filmmaker wasn’t on the list, let alone Oscar nominee. But now Bangerter is all smiles thinking about the Academy Awards, slated for Sunday, Feb. 24. “I’m delighted,” she said. “I’m sending emails to everyone I know.” And if those calls don’t encourage enough local friends to see her son’s film, she’ll catch them at the box office. “I’m an usher at The Flicks,” she said, adding that the Boise theater is showcasing Nels’ work as part of the bundle of Oscar-nominated live-action short subjects. Nels Bangerter is the film editor of Buzkashi Boys, the critically acclaimed original story of two Afghan boys who dream of playing Buzkashi—a lawless sport featuring equal parts spectacle and horror. “I first heard about the project two years ago when I got a call from my friend Sam to go over there and edit on location,” Nels told Boise Weekly from his home in Oakland, Calif.

WEIGHT OF THE NATION—Activate Treasure Valley presents Weight of the Nation, the HBO series about the national obesity problem and what’s being done about it. Followed by a panel discussion. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, 190 E. Bannock St., Boise, 208-381-1200, Boise’s Nels Bangerter poses in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he edited Buzkashi Boys.

Opening “Sam” is Sam French, writer/director of Buzkashi Boys, and “over there” is Kabul, Afghanistan, where Bangerter worked on the 29-minute film about Afghanistan’s national sport, a game of polo played with a dead goat carcass instead of a ball. “I was really excited,” he said. “Editors don’t often travel. It’s a job you can do anywhere your hard drive is. But a big part of this film was our goal to train Afghans on filmmaking. A lot the people we worked with—mostly in their 20s—have very little film knowledge. It’s funny; the films they usually see are Transformers or something starring Tom Cruise.” But training Afghans on how to craft a film wasn’t Bangerter’s and French’s only intent. In fact, they had their eyes on the prize: the big one. “Honestly, one of our goals was to make something that could win an Academy Award,” Bangerter said. “We thought we did a pretty great job.” Sure enough, just past 5 a.m. on Jan. 10,

Bangerter woke up to hear that Buzkashi Boys was nominated for Best Live Action Short Subject. But Nels and his wife, Saira, had to limit their celebration. They have a much more important project at hand: a new baby born Dec. 31, 2012. “We’ll be home on Oscar night,” said Bangerter. “We’ll have a few friends over and cross our fingers.” Heidi, who recently traveled to California to help celebrate her son’s success, will be watching, too, probably with a group of her fellow retirees—she recently stepped away from her job as a counselor at Boise High School for 20-plus years. “I love the movies; I see everything,” she said, adding that some of her favorites this year are Silver Linings Playbook and just about anything playing at The Flicks. “We always used to joke that one day we would go to the Oscars.” But the Bangerters won’t be in 10 Hollywood Feb. 24. Heidi said she’s sure they already won.




—Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

—Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan talking about Kenneth Parcell


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IDENTITY THIEF—Jason Bateman plays Sandy Bigelow Patterson. So does Diana (Melissa McCarthy), who has stolen Patterson’s identity and gone on a shopping spree that has left the real Patterson’s finances in shambles. With one week to implore, cajole and bribe Diana into restoring his identity, Patterson learns just how tortuous identity theft can be. (R) Opens Friday, Feb. 8. Edwards 9, 22.

SIDE EFFECTS—Steven Soderbergh directs an all-star cast in this psychological (and pharmaceutical) thriller. Emily (Rooney Mara) and Martin (Channing Tatum) are a successful New York couple, but Emily suffers from anxiety. When her psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Banks, prescribes Ablixa to treat Emily’s anxiety, the couple’s life begins to unravel. (R) Opens Friday, Feb. 8. Edwards 9, 22. ANY DAY NOW—After a gay San Francisco couple (played by Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) adopt a homeless boy with Down Syndrome (Isaac Leyva), the new family faces prejudice and injustice. (R) Opens Friday, Feb. 8. The Flicks.


—Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell

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Jodie Foster gives a Coffee Talk at the Sun Valley Film Festival Sunday, March 17.

STAR WATTAGE Past and future Oscar nominees light up Sun Valley Film Festival LAUREN BERGESON AND GEORGE PRENTICE go for it.” The lineup of more than 50 films that will “I am happy to be a part of it,” he screen at the 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival added. “But really, everyone has their own hasn’t yet been unveiled, but the second path to screenwriting and no two paths are annual showcase—which runs Thursday, the same.” March 14-Sunday, March 17—already has The lab will also have a competitive some major star wattage. aspect, where one of the festival’s finalists “I love Sun Valley and am happy to supwill be fortunate enough to see his or her port this new film festival that is building screenplay come to life during a table read on the incredible heritage of a beautiful featuring local and professional actors. place,” said two-time Oscar winner Jodie “We hope [the lab] will add a unique Foster in a press release. element that’s education-based and give Foster will be the featured guest at a everyone the opportunity to learn from the free coffee talk Sunday, March 17, at the professionals in the business SVFF. At the informal gatherin an intimate setting,” said ing, Foster is expected to festival spokesperson Carol discuss her career, which she Waller. began as a child actress and SUN VALLEY FILM In addition to Foster’s has continued through AcadFESTIVAL March 17 chat with the emy Award-winning turns in For more details public, Jim Burke, OscarThe Accused and The Silence and tickets, visit nominated producer of The of the Lambs. Foster will also Descendants, will share his present one of the festival’s insights at a separate coffee several awards, honoring talk Friday, March 15. directors and screenwriters. “Although the festival is only in its “I know the secret to writing. It is writsecond year, the interest we have been ing,” said Will McCormack, the screengenerating from filmmakers around the writer of Celeste and Jesse Forever, who globe—from industry visionaries like Jodie will participate in the festival’s screenwritand from movie lovers across the couners’ lab. “If you really want to do this, and try—has been remarkable,” said SVFF only you know the answer to that, don’t Executive Director Teddy Grennan. have a ‘Plan B.’ Abandon yourself to it and

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The couple that runs together—gets away faster.


February gaming heats up with releases like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

GAME THAW Hot titles prep for February releases MICHAEL LAFFERTY While the cold weather may linger a bit longer, the temperature of video-game releases is about to positively sizzle. Fans of shooter, RPG and older franchises will all have something to cheer about. There are a lot of titles being released, but we’ll focus on those that will likely to be near the top of the must-have list.

THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM— DRAGONBORN (PC, 360, PS3): RELEASED FEB. 5 This is an add-on to the Skyrim release but those in the mood for a good role-playing adventure, Dragonborn might be enough of a reason to relaunch Skyrim. Rated M for blood and gore, intense violence, sexual themes and use of alcohol, Dragonborn offers new lands, towns, dungeons and quests.

DEAD SPACE 3 (PC, 360, PS3): RELEASED FEB. 5 The official story, according to the website, goes like this: “Isaac Clarke returns, joined by merciless soldier John Carver, to chase a risky plan that promises to finally stop the Necromorphs. Together, Clarke and Carver must explore the frozen planet of Tau Volantis and track down the secret they hope will end the Necromorph plague forever, all while overcoming avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and brutal elements, the unlikely pair must work together to save mankind from the impending apocalypse.” Dead Space, published by Electronic Arts, has been an acclaimed series, and this title ramps up the adventure several notches. The game features drop-in cooperative gameplay, with story elements attached to the modes of play. The rating is pending, but expect this to carry an M rating for violence (at the least).

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venture and platform gaming featuring stealth, puzzles, combat and a little exploration. This is a bit of a relaunch, with redesigned characters and world maps that have doubled in size. The story is this: “After completing their latest heist, Sly carries on with a case of alleged amnesia and dances off with gal pal Carmelita, leaving Bentley as the keeper of the treasured Thievius Raccoonus, the Cooper family’s ancient book of master thievery. When Bentley discovers that pages of the book have begun to disappear in front of his eyes, he must round up the gang and save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever.” The game will feature cartoon violence, suggestive themes, alcohol references, but will likely manage to pull off a rating of E10+.

ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES (360, WII U, PC, PS3): RELEASED TUESDAY, FEB. 12 They’re baaaack! The Aliens are invading and only a Colonial Marine Squad stands in the way. Aliens: Colonial Marines features a story-driven single-player mode, as well as a four-play cooperative mode. In co-op player, each person takes on a role within the unit. The weaponry should be familiar to fans of the franchise and includes pulse rifles and the like, but Gearbox Software (the development team: SEGA is the publisher) also has a few surprises planned, which not only include new weaponry but new enemy tactics.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE (360, PC, PS3): RELEASED TUESDAY, FEB. 19 Seriously, what would a gaming year be

without a Metal Gear game to drool over? It’s cyborg versus cyborg in this outing, and it all takes place four years after the events of MGS 4: Guns of the Patriots. Platinum Games is the developer this go-round—it’s the first time in the Metal Gear trenches—and by all accounts, it has done a solid job. Here’s the story: “The main character, Raiden, was once feared as the child soldier ‘Jack the Ripper’ on the front lines of the First Liberian Civil War. Now, his combat mastery is channeled through a cyborg body as the strikes from his high-frequency blade slice even massive assault drones in two. Raiden is contracted for VIP protection, military training and other duties by PMSCs (Private Military and Security Companies) in a developing country piecing itself back together after a bloody civil war. Little does he know that the stage is set for a clash with an enigmatic force of countless cyborgs.” The game has an M rating for blood and gore, intense violence and strong language.

CRYSIS 3 (PC, 360, PS3): RELEASED TUESDAY, FEB. 19 The year is 2047 and the “Prophet” is returning to New York only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome by the corrupt CELL Corporation. Overgrown trees, swamps and rivers have become the norm and Prophet is there to uncover the truth behind the reasons for the Nanodomes. Time to put on an enhanced nanosuit, grab a composite bow and go hunting for answers (and anything else that gets in the way). The game features a new multiplayer mode called Hunter that supports eight to 16 players, two of which are hunters and the rest take on the role of CELL operatives. The hunters have stealth while the CELL operatives have limited ammo, making for intense gaming. On the whole, Crysis 3 has 12 maps and eight game modes, which should keep players busy for quite a spell.

Valentine’s Day conjures up a lot of different emotions for people and, apparently, one of them is the urge to run. Two different Valentine’s Day-themed runs are planned for Saturday, Feb. 9, giving racers the opportunity to run with a loved one, run away from a former loved one or even chase down a soon-to-be loved one. In Boise, the Valentines Dash, Love ‘em or Lose ‘em 5K will begin and end in Julia Davis Park, with racers dashing through the park in costumes on their way to a kissing booth manned by “local celebrities.” Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as for best costume. Registration will be taken up to the start of the race, but preregistration costs $35 for individuals or $65 for couples. Day-of registration costs $40 for individuals or $75 per couple. Besides smooching at the finish line, racers get T-shirts, a mid-race candy refueling and post-race Valentine’s treats. If you’re registering as an individual, don’t feel bad— runners can chose between bibs that read “Single,” “Taken” or “It’s Complicated.” For more info, visit Of course, it’s a bit of a love triangle, pairing two Boise Valentine’s runs against each other in a battle for runners’ affections. The Run 4 Luv run is set to also begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, but this one is in Ann Morrison Park. It offers both 5K and 10K distances, as well as categories for walkers. Costumes are also encouraged, and the top three male and female finishers at each distance will win awards, as well age category finishers for both runners and walkers. Racers also get T-shirts, and a photographer will be on site snapping pics for the event’s Facebook page. A portion of proceeds from Run 4 Luv will be donated to the American Red Cross. Preregistration is taken through 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and costs $35 for the 5K or $40 for the 10K. Day-of registration costs $40 for the 5K or $45 for the 10K. For more info, visit If you prefer your races on two wheels and fueled by beer, check out the fourth annual Bikin’ for Lovin’ Ride, held by the Boise Bicycle Project on Friday, Feb. 8. Single and tandem bikers will meet at 7 p.m. at BBP headquarters on Lusk Street for pre-ride brews from Crooked Fence Brewing before taking off for 13th Street Pub and Grill in Hyde Park at 8 p.m. After the ride, participants can bask in Crooked Fence specials, growler giveaways and “romantic tandem photos.” Visit for info. —Deanna Darr

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REC/LISTINGS Sports & Fitness


BAMBA/CITY OF EAGLE OPEN HOUSE—Join the Boise Area Mountain Bike Association and the City of Eagle for an open house that seeks public input for a five-year plan to improve the Eagle Sports Complex for all users. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, 208-4898788, BOISE BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES BOOK SIGNING—Local author Sandy Epeldi presents his new guidebook to hiking and trail running in Boise. Book signing, food truck, beer and discussions follow. RSVP on the Outdoor Exchange Facebook page. Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. FREE. Outdoor Exchange, 1415 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-297-7002, RUN 4 LUV—Offering both 5K and 10K distances with a category for walkers. Costumes encouraged with prizes for top finishers. A portion of proceeds goes to the American Red Cross. Visit the website for more info or to register. See Rec News, Page. 31. Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. $35-$45. Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise. VALENTINES DASH LOVE ‘EM OR LOSE ‘EM 5K—Join this Valentine-inspired fun run. Run with your sweetheart or search for your soul mate. Costumes encouraged. Visit the website for more info or to register. See Rec News, Page 31. Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. $35-$75. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Recurring CONTEMPORARY-MODERN— Develop creativity with this dance form. Wednesday classes are for ages 10-14, Saturday classes are for adults. Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m., and Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. $15. Ballet Idaho, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, LUNCHTIME YOGA CLASS— Take a break from the grind and get in a yoga class on your lunch hour. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Noon. 10 classes for $70. Sage Yoga and Wellness, 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-338-5430, SASSY SALSA—Drop in for an aerobic workout with salsa dance steps. No experience is necessary, just wear comfortable shoes (no black-soled shoes) and clothing. Wednesdays, 7-7:50 p.m. $5 per class. Forte Pilates, 518 S. Ninth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-342-4945, TONE-2-RHYTHM—This class uses choreography in the styles of jazz, hip-hop, modern and more to provide a cardiovascular workout and toning exercises. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. $10. Ballet Idaho, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208343-0556, ZUMBA—A class that combines Latin dance and aerobics for a full workout. Mondays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. $7. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

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Dunking it out for a cause.

GET DUNKED “Gov. C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter should be here instead of me,” I thought. “Him or Sharron Angle or any of the others who think the only way America’s health care system can be improved is for more doctors to accept chickens as payment. They should be in the back parking lot of a heavy metal party, perched on the bench of a dunk tank in the navel of winter, staring down at the icy black water below and shivering in the night air.” But none of them was trying to raise money for a friend without health insurance who recently broke his back sledding on Simplot Hill. The theory was that lots of local musicians would pay for the privilege of plunging my smart mouth into the frigid water. It wasn’t working out that way. It was past midnight and the crowds for earlier dunk volunteers had retreated inside, away from the cold and rain. But there were several takers. “Who are you? What did I write about you?” I demanded from the first. “I’m in Nickelback,” he replied, then threw one low and outside. He missed with all his other throws as well, so I told the guy with the cashbox to give him a nickel back. Another man paid up. “I actually like you,” he said, hefting the bright green softball in his throwing hand. “Walk away then,” I said. “You don’t have to do this.” He grinned and lobbed the ball, also missing. Another man paid his money and threw wide. And then another. Ball after ball failed to connect with the target, and every missed throw made my anxiety climb higher. Not just from anticipating the cold shock, but because the water was literally black with sediment from the fire hydrant used to fill it. I was assured it was clean, but it looked like ink. Finally, I could take no more and exclaimed, “The suspense is killing...!” That’s when a ball finally connected and I dropped like a stone. I immediately leapt from the bottom, grabbing hold of the chain-link fence and hoisting myself out of the water, expletives on my lips. My skin sizzled and I was short of breath. I felt both alive and on the edge of death. Everyone thought this was pretty funny. Once was enough—both for me and the people buying chances to dunk me. I climbed out and onto the frozen concrete. My wet feet burned with cold and my diaphragm was starting to spasm lightly. I dressed as quickly as possible and hurried back inside so I wouldn’t catch cold. For this, I raised $12 toward medical costs. Perhaps the doctor will accept chickens. —Josh Gross WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


Belgium is home to some of the world’s most diverse beer styles—everything from crisp, refreshing witbiers to heavy Trappist tripels. This week’s trio includes a unique Belgian pale and two very different American homages to Belgian brews.



BAVIK PETRUS AGED PALE This brew is aged in oak casks, a style choice I’m not usually fond of, but here, it definitely works. It’s a bright golden pour with a thin, white head. There’s oak in the mix of aromas, along with funky, overripe green apple, lightly medicinal herb and sour cream, all of which works better than it sounds. There are lot’s of crisp, tart apple flavors backed by a touch of citrus zest with a smooth, dry finish. This is an exceptional brew that begs to be paired with food.

ABC limits craft cocktail creativity at Boise bars TARA MORGAN Prohibition-era movies make it seem so glamorous. The coppers bust in and the band screeches to a halt, flappers fly off the dance floor and rum-runners scurry moonshine into the basement. But when Idaho’s Alcohol Beverage Control raided Red Feather Lounge Jan. 30, it was much more bureaucratic. “They took something like 17 bottles from us,” explained co-owner Kevin Kelpe. ABC busted Red Feather for something American craft cocktail bars have been practicing for more than a decade: infusing liquor. “The trend for the last 10-15 years has been infused vodkas, and so our customers really want that. So it was mostly infused vodkas [that they confiscated]. Other things include syrups—we have a honey cordial that we use a lot and a ginger cordial that we use a lot. … Because we have recipes for all those things right in the menu, they took them,” said Kelpe. ABC apprehended the infusions because of a long-standing but rarely enforced Idaho liquor law that sates: “It shall be unlawful for any licensee to sell, keep for sale, dispense, give away, or otherwise dispose of any liquor in the original containers or otherwise than by retail sale by the drink.” That means the current trends of infusing liquors, barrel-aging cocktails or concocting house-made cordials, are all illegal in the state of Idaho. “Basically, the law is that you have to take the liquor from the bottle and put it in the drink and nothing can happen between then that requires us to hold it or change it,” said Kelpe. According to Lt. Robert Clements at the ABC, who retired this week and claimed no knowledge of this particular incident, these laws are in place to prevent establishments from altering the characteristics or potency of liquor sold by the drink. “If they’re doing an alcohol infusion, they’re remanufacturing liquor, which would be illegal. … If they’re changing the characteristics, letting it re-ferment, introducing something into that bottle that’s already processed and sold by that bottle, then they’re changing the characteristics and pouring something else from that bottle than what they were selling or what was authorized,” said Clements. This law didn’t completely surprise Kelpe. “We sort of always had a suspicion because we’re pretty familiar with the laws and we kind of knew that it was a gray area, at least, to be infusing liquor in the bottle and leaving it in the bottle,” said Kelpe. “But we figured by putting it in the bottle and leaving the label on it, we were doing the best we could.” WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M


Red Feather wasn’t the only downtown bar targeted Jan. 30. Mai Thai was also issued a couple of citations for its barrel-aging program, which Boise Weekly recently profiled. “They cited a few citations from the state as to what we’re in violation of, and now we’re in the process of reviewing those citations and talking with our lawyer,” said Mai Thai mixologist Michael Reed. While ABC didn’t seize any products from Mai Thai, the whole ordeal has other craft cocktail bars wringing their hands. Alavita, which also boasts a barrel-aged spirit program, has removed those drinks from its menu. “They haven’t confiscated our things yet, but we’re anticipating they are just because they were going around town and taking all the infusions,” said Alavita owner Cameron Lumsden. “We don’t really know what to expect other than that.” Clements explained that the law is in place to protect consumers. “We’ve had complaints of violations where people re-pour liquor. One of the examples is you might have Grey Goose vodka someone’s selling and they’re in fact pouring a cheaper Fleischmann’s vodka in a Grey Goose bottle and re-pouring it that way and defrauding the customer and the state,” said Clements. But Reed isn’t sold on the consumer-protection angle. “States that are on the East and West coasts—which are predominately blue states, which means the consumer-protection advocates have a lot more influence and control in government than they do in states like Idaho— they’re doing this in those states. They’re doing barrel-aged programs, they’re doing infusions, they’re making their own vermouths and liqueurs and bitters,” said Reed. Oregon, which boasts a bounty of craft cocktail bars in Portland, takes a more relaxed approach than Idaho. “We don’t really have any rules in our books on specifically infusing spirits or barrelaging spirits,” said Kelly Routt, wholesale and

manufacturer specialist at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. “However, the federal government might have some issues on that. They don’t allow bars to pour alcohol into another bottle and then serve from that bottle, but we don’t take enforcement action on it and we don’t have any specific rules on it.” Reed also contends that the argument that barrel-aging cocktails or infusing liquor might increase its alcohol content is bogus. “That’s interesting because that wouldn’t happen,” said Reed. “It’s distilled spirits, so the alcohol content is going to be way too high for yeast fermentation to activate.” Lumsden agreed: “Infusions don’t do anything to the cocktail, it actually makes a more consistent cocktail,” he said. “It’s not like it goes through a second fermentation and increases the alcohol content.” But Reed has another idea about why ABC is enforcing these laws now. “The citations that they gave us, one says that we have to buy alcohol from the state and no other party, which is what we’ve done,” Reed explained. “Everything we’ve been messing with has been stuff that we’ve purchased from the state, however, once we transfer it out of the bottle and move it to another container, the state no longer has that guarantee that we’re only mixing from what we’ve purchased from the state, so there’s a revenue interest at stake there, too.” Regardless of the rationale behind the enforcement, most agree the laws are outdated. “They’re just enforcing these laws that are kind of archaic and nobody that’s in the industry for the last 10 years has really followed or known about,” said Kelpe. Reed said that a number of downtown bars are in the process of organizing a meeting to discuss the issue further and develop a strategy on how to get the laws revised. “The bars are going to start meeting together and figuring out what we want to do because this is a serious detriment to future revenue for our industry,” said Reed.

NEW BELGIUM TRIP SERIES BUCKWHEAT BELGIAN-STYLE ALE Crafted in Seattle in collaboration with Elysian Brewing Company, this unique bomber pours a dark coffee color with a short-lived mocha froth. There’s toasted grain, lightly sweet caramel malt and a touch of spice on the nose. This beer is delectably smooth and creamy on the palate, with flavors of yeasty wheat bread, roasted malt and soft spice. Brewed with dates and dandelion, some of the first comes through on the finish. This is a delicious addition to the Trip Series. OVILA ABBEY QUAD WITH PLUMS A continuation of the California partnership between Sierra Nevada and the monks from the Abbey of New Clairvaux, this Belgian quad includes a dose of plums harvested by the monks. Cork finished, this ebony pour sports a thick, persistent mocha head. Sour fruit aromas with a touch of grain dominate the nose. The just sweet dark chocolate flavors are balanced by a tart plum mid-palate, along with dark toast and a touch of bitterness on the finish. At a boozy 10.2 percent alcohol, this brew warrants sipping. —David Kirkpatrick

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): “What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible,” said poet Theodore Roethke. For the foreseeable future, Aries, you could and should be a person like that. I’m not saying that you will forevermore be a connoisseur of amazements and a massager of miracles and a magnet for unexpected beauty. But if you want to, you can play those roles for the next few weeks. How many exotic explorations and unlikely discoveries can you cram into your life between now and March 1? How many unimaginable transformations can you imagine? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): North America’s most powerful and iconic waterfall, Niagara Falls, straddles the border between the United States and Canada. In 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed to shut down the American side of this elemental surge for a few months. They did it by building a dam made with 27,800 tons of rocks. Their purpose was to do research and maintenance on the stony foundation that lies beneath the water. I’m thinking that you Tauruses could accomplish a metaphorical version of that feat in the coming weeks—some awesome task that allows you to peer beneath the surface and make refinements that enhance your stability for a long time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): National Geographic reports that dung beetles have an intimate relationship not only with the Earth but also with the stars. Scientists in South Africa found that the bugs use the Milky Way Galaxy to orient themselves while rolling their precious balls of dung to the right spot for safekeeping. The bright band of starlight in the sky serves as a navigational aid. I nominate the dung beetle to be your power animal in the coming weeks, Gemini. It’s prime time for you, too, to align your movements and decisions with a bigger picture and a higher power.

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English translations say. But the authors wrote in German, and in their original version of the text, grandma is in fact plucking lice from the devil’s hair. Your job in the coming week, Leo, is to ensure that no one sanitizes earthy details like that. Be vigilant for subtle censorship. Keep watch for bits of truth that have been suppressed. You need the raw feed that comes straight from the source. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In her book Jung and Tarot, Sallie Nichols notes that the 16th card in most Tarot decks portrays lightning as a hostile force: “jagged, zigzag strokes that slash across the sky like angry teeth.” But there’s one deck, the Marseilles Tarot, that suggests a kinder, gentler lightning. The yellow and red phenomenon descending from the heavens resembles a giant feather duster. It looks like it would tickle and clean rather than burn. I suspect you’ll be visited by a metaphorical version of this second kind of lightning sometime soon, Virgo. Prepare to be tickled and cleaned. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Years ago, “bastard” was a derisive term for a child born to unmarried parents. It reflected the conventional moral code, which regarded a birth out of wedlock as scandalous. But I think we can safely say that this old dogma has been officially retired. According to recent statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of kids born in the United States are to unmarried mothers, which just goes to show you that not all forbidden acts remain forbidden forever. What was unthinkable or out of bounds or not allowed at one time may evolve into what’s normal. I bring this up, Libra, because it’s an excellent time for you to divest yourself of a certain taboo that’s no longer meaningful.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You should go right ahead and compare oranges and apples in the coming week, Cancerian. Honey and butter, too: It’s fine to compare and contrast them. Your assignment is to create connections that no one else would be able to make; to seek out seemingly improbable harmonies; to dream up interesting juxtapositions that generate fertile ideas. Your soul needs the delight and challenge of unexpected blending.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): While trekking up Mt. Katahdin in Maine, naturalist Henry David Thoreau had a mountaintop experience that moved him to observe, “I stand in awe of my body.” You’re due for a similar splash of illumination, Scorpio. The time is right for you to arrive at a reverent new appreciation for the prodigious feats that your physical organism endlessly performs for you. What could you do to encourage such a breakthrough? How can you elevate your love for the flesh and blood that houses your divine spark?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The collection called Grimm’s Fairy Tales includes the story “The Devil and His Grandmother.” In one scene, the devil’s grandmother is petting and rubbing her grandson’s head. Or at least that’s what the

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): How do you like your caviar? Do you prefer it to be velvety and smooth, or would you rather have it be full of strong, fishy taste? If it’s the first option, beluga caviar is your best option. If

the second, sevruga should be your favorite. What? You say you never eat caviar? Well, even if you don’t, you should regard the choice between types of caviar as an apt metaphor for the coming week. You can either have velvety smoothness or a strong taste, but not both. Which will it be? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Astrology Guy: I have been reading your horoscopes since I was 19. For a while, I liked them. They were fun riddles that made me think. But now I’ve soured on them. I’m sick and tired of you asking me to transform myself. You just keep pushing and pushing, never satisfied, always saying it’s time to improve myself or get smarter or fix one of my bad habits. It’s too much. I can’t take it any more! Sometimes I just want to be idle and lazy. Your horoscopes piss me off.—Crabby Capricorn.” Dear Crabby: I’ve got some good news. In the coming week, you are completely excused from having to change anything about yourself or your life. Stay exactly the same. Be frozen in time. Resist the urge to tinker. Take a vacation from life’s relentless command to evolve. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Young art student Andrzej Sobiepan sneaked into Poland’s National Museum with a painting he had done himself and managed to surreptitiously mount it on one of the walls. It hung there for a while before authorities noticed it and took it down. “I decided that I will not wait 30 or 40 years for my works to appear at a place like this,” he said. “I want to benefit from them in the here and now.” This is the kind of aggressive self-expression I’d like to see you summon in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Don’t wait for the world to come and invite you to do what you want to do. Invite yourself. P.S. The English translation of Sobiepan’s Polish last name means “his own master.” What can you do to be more of your own master? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Before any system can leap to a higher level of organization, says poet Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, it has to undergo dissolution. “Unraveling or disintegrating is a vital, creative event making room for the new,” she declares. Guess what time it is for the system we all know and love as you, Pisces? That’s right: It’s a perfect moment to undo, dismantle and disperse, as well as to unscramble, disentangle and disencumber. Have faith that you will be generating the conditions necessary for the rebirth that will follow. “To change from one reality to another, a thing first must turn into nothing,” wrote Wooldridge.


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