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RESTAURANT AND BAR GUIDE BW’s definitive guide on where to eat and drink NEWS 7

BIO-TAXI Boise company turns waste into transportation FEATURE 10

ROOM TO GROW Putting a price on open space FIRST THURSDAY 19

ARTISTIC ADVENTURES Two takes on your First Thursday romp

“We started with little rackets and balloons.”


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NOTE NOT SO FAST When I first sat down to write this column, I was going to make some crack about how the Legislature was going to “sine die” with a whimper, not a bang (and thus mangle T.S. Eliot). But right there at the last minute, the Senate decided to scuttle the $1.3 billion schools budget—the first time that’s happened since 1992—because Senate Ed Chair John Goedde, a Coeur d’Alene Republican, thought his committee and its counterpart in the House had been sidestepped and left without enough time to eliminate, reduce or otherwise redirect bonus pay for teachers and technology grants. This, despite the fact that the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved it 15-5 and the House passed it 52-16. (Looking at the breakdown of votes in the Senate, the “nays” might as well have been called “Team Luna,” if that tells you anything.) By the time this publishes on Wednesday, April 3, the Legislature may or may not have adjourned, and all because—it looks to me—like some key backers of the voterdefeated “Luna Laws” education reform package are using a spat over committee turf to squeeze some sour grapes. Suffice to say, the session will not have died with a whimper. And speaking of turf, don’t miss BW reporter Andrew Crisp’s feature “Price of Place” on Page 10. Residents and visitors alike wax eloquent about the “majesty of Idaho’s outdoors,” and there’s practically a subgenre of American magazine writing focused on how amenities like the Greenbelt and Foothills make “Boise one of the most livable cities in America.” Which is all great, but do we actually know how much those open spaces are worth? In dollars? Crisp’s piece takes a fascinating look at the economics of public access and, by unearthing an obscure undergraduate study, puts an actual cash value on the Boise Foothills that will surprise you. As politicians, particularly in Idaho, continue to push for opening—and therefore essentially transferring—more public lands to private (business) use, “Price of Place” is a powerful reminder that the “nothing” that occupies land can be just as valuable, and more financially stable, as the “something” we want to put there to turn a buck. Side note: BW mistakenly reported March 27 that Lululemon had closed its Boise location. The business is still open, and we regret the error. —Zach Hagadone

COVER ARTIST ARTIST: Rick Walter TITLE: Deterioration in orange #1 MEDIUM: Mixed media

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ARTIST STATEMENT: I will have some work on display at Flying M Coffeehouse through April. The majority of the show is mixed media pieces based on the deterioration of enamels and metal left out in the weather. There will be oil paintings and a few screen prints up for sale as well.

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WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.


DRUG MAILER UPS agreed March 29 to hand over $40 million in payments to the U.S. government that the shipping company received from illicit online pharmacies. UPS will also cooperate with the U.S. Justice Department to identify digital drugstores. Check out Citydesk for all the details.

LABRADOR CLAMS UP In a radio interview, Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young referred to Latinos who used to work on his family farm as “wetbacks.” Curious how Latino members of Congress felt about the slur, ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jim Avila emailed Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador. Get the full story on Citydesk.

VISUAL LIQUOR COLLECTIVE Garden City art gallery and performance venue Visual Arts Collective just scored a highly prized liquor license. Read all about it on Cobweb.

BUTT-CHEEK BURGER What does the world know about Idaho? Sadly, that it has potatoes and not much else. Head to Cobweb to watch a video of a pair of American ex-pats dissecting the “Idaho Burger” at a Japanese McDonalds. They say it “kind of looks like butt cheeks.”

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NOTE 3 BILL COPE 5 TED RALL 6 NEWS Boise cab company sets sights on turning the city’s waste into biofuel 7 CITYDESK 7 CITIZEN 9 FEATURE Price of Place 10 BW PICKS 14 FIND 15 8 DAYS OUT 17 FIRST THURSDAY Pick your poison—First Thursday two ways 19 FIRST THURSDAY LISTINGS Full map and guide to all the fun 20 DOONESBURY 26 SUDOKU 27 MUSIC GUIDE 29 ARTS Boise Contemporary Theater puts Graphic Depiction on the boards 31 SCREEN Ginger and Rosa 32 FOOD REVIEW Luciano’s Italian Restaurant 33 WINE SIPPER 33 CLASSIFIEDS 34 NYT CROSSWORD 36 HOBO JARGON 37 FREEWILL ASTROLOGY 38




How much is that doggie to the widows? Have you seen Bush’s doggies? Or rather, his paintings of doggies? That’s right, George W. Bush has taken up the brush to occupy his post-presidenting days. I haven’t seen lot of his work, but from what I have seen, it’s apparent he has a predilection for painting pooches. There’s one photograph in particular where he is standing, grinning, next to two of his creations, little white fuzzy-face dogs. They’re both looking straight out from their canvases, right into the eyes of the observer, all adorable and such. You can almost hear them rawlfing, “Aren’t I just the cutest thing!?” I’ll leave it to others to judge Bush’s talent. It’s not the merits of his art that intrigue me, but his decision to do it in the first place. I’ve known my share of artists—musicians, writers, a sculptor or two—and I’m always interested in what compels them to spend hours—years, even—alone, dabbing color splats of oil on canvas, sanding cedar beams down to a sensual curve, repeating a passage of Bach or Debussy that would seem impossible to merely human fingers. Why do they give up so much? I wonder, and what do they gain in return? It goes back as far as my adult self does, this curiosity, and by now, I’ve learned there is no single answer to the enigma. It’s seldom the prospect of financial gain, whatever it is that urges a retiree to join an art class or a sophomore jock to write poems about feeling afraid. Nor is it always a pursuit of truth and beauty. (No one could convince me that Jackson Pollock thought his drips and spills were adding either one to the universe.) However, there are (at least) two motives for making art that few artists would deny as being components to their compulsion. One is the desire to create something memorable that will outlast our frail and limited lives. The other is to be engaged, to be swept up, in something that might calm the troubled mind, a mind understandably troubled by the inescapable reality of how frail and limited we humans truly are. And I can’t help it. When I see Bush standing there aside his easels, grinning over his doggie pictures, I can’t help but wonder what prompted him to take up painting. Is he consciously trying to leave something memorable behind? Other than the slaughter and waste of an unnecessary war, that is. Or is it to calm his mind? A mind we would understand might be troubled over thoughts of how many lives he let needlessly slip through his fingers. U I’m a little late getting to the 10-year anniversary of Bush’s adventure in Iraq. I thought I’d already said everything I had to say about that damnable travesty. I’ve also found a measure of satisfaction that Americans, by and large, have come to understand the lies and deceit and villainy that set the stage for the WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

war. It will never come true, alas, my dream of seeing Bush and Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz and Condoleezza Rice and the rest of that slimy crew, squatting behind bars in cells they will never leave—even that, a punishment too lenient for the crimes they conspired to commit—but at least, it’s consoling to think they will be collectively regarded from here on as one of the greater stains on the story of America. But of course, they are out there right now, you know—10 years later, patting themselves on the back for a shifting mission accomplished, claiming that from the very beginning, their intentions were to set the Iraqi people free, even if it meant 125,000-or-so of those Iraqis might not make it through the shock and awe of Bush’s benevolence. They are trying to do to their own history what the modern Republican Party is always trying to do to all of America’s history—that is, to change it. Or the collective recollection of it, at least. To recast the memory. To paint over the failures, sand out the flaws, and set the finished picture into a false new frame. It will be shockingly easy to do, I’m sure, particularly among people with so feeble a grasp of both history and honesty that they are attracted to whatever oozes forth from Fox News, just as a stupid moth can’t resist an even stupider flame. So it will be no surprise that there are millions of stupid moths—the sort that flutter on the right wing only—who have already forgotten the fruitless search for those WMDs, the equally fruitless search for a connection between Saddam Hussein and 9/11, the empty boasts that the whole operation will cost less than California’s yearly education budget, the promise of happy Iraqis dancing in the street as our boys roll in, the assurances of negligible American casualties... etc. Iraq is now dictator free—that’s what it was all about! that’s what counts!—and never mind that hardly a day goes by when a Baghdad marketplace or a Shiite wedding party isn’t shredded with chunks of Iraqi flesh from a sectarian suicide bomb. Or that the true cost has long passed 13 figures, and is still climbing. Or that the damage to American soldiers in PTSD alone will haunt our country for generations, not even counting the maimed, the mutilated, the burnt or the 4,000-plus who didn’t live long enough to suffer with PTSD. So I’m sure the memory makeover will work. Certainly, for those who don’t see truth as a value worth holding on to. But I still have to wonder... while Bush is painting his little doggies—his eyes focused intently as artists’ eyes must be on the stroke, the tone, the perspective, the light—might there be something he’s trying even more intently not to see?

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What happened to the gay movement of the 1970s? I miss the gays of the 1970s. When they were wild. On the fringe. A threat to decent society. Decent society sucks. I miss the gay-rights movement that came out of Stonewall. I miss the hilariously profane gay pride parades that prompted upright straights to assert, with (ahem) straight faces that if only gays didn’t act so flamboyant, so disrespectful, so gay—then straight society might well condescend to “tolerate” them. “The speed and scope of the movement are astonishing supporters,” The New York Times points out. And hey, if playing Ozzie and Harriet behind a white picket fence is your thing, congratulations. This is your moment. But gays and their allies are deluding themselves if they believe that achieving marriage equality is anything but a pyrrhic victory for liberals and progressives. Gays and lesbians may not realize it yet, but adopting the cultural trappings of America’s hegemonic majority culture is a suicidal move. This is why those fighting for the right to enter into state-sanctioned marital pacts are pushing against an open door. Right-wing support for marriage equality ought to make gays suspicious. Several possible Republican presidential candidates have endorsed or softened their positions on gay marriage. And 80 percent of voters younger than 30 are for it. Even on the right, gay marriage has few enemies left. Why would it? As Jon Huntsman wrote in The American Conservative recently, “Marriage Equality Is a Conservative Cause.” Close but not quite. The sad truth is that the LGBT movement has abandoned its progressive roots. It has become a conservative movement.

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“From asserting a powerful political critique of the heterosexual organization of society—to which monogamous marriage between two people is central—the loudest, strongest sections of the gay movement have set their sights on becoming just the same,” mourns Ray Filar in a UK Guardian piece titled “How Conservatives Hijacked the Gay Movement.” Not convinced? Think about the other big LGBT issue: trying to convince the U.S. government to allow open gays and lesbians to join the military. Wouldn’t it have been better for them to argue against militarism? I don’t get it. The big advantages of being gay were that you didn’t have to get married or go to war. Why give that up? Most liberation movements seek to advance society. After the Stonewall riot, the gay movement struggled to free not just gays, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people, but straights as well from a dominant heteronormative narrative that oppressed everyone. They pushed to destigmatize sex and the expression of sexual identity, and presented alternative means of sexual bonding and child-rearing such as triad and polyamorous relationships. Of course, these “wild and crazy” approaches merely recognized demographic reality: By 2000, nontraditional families outnumbered the “normal” nuclear family headed by a father married to a mother with children. Filar mocks the conservatives running today’s gay movement: “We’re just like you, honest! Please like us!” It would’ve been so much better if we— the straight “normal” majority—had become more like gays. The gays of the 1970s, anyway.




Absent a last-minute reprieve, some vendors of BFM may not be able to sell products April 6.

Boise’s ReCab fueled by repurposed french fry oil


ANDREW CRISP Cabbies everywhere gripe about the rising price of gas—the tool of their trade. That’s part of why the founder of Boise’s newest cab company says he’s looking to ditch not only gas, but conventional fuel entirely—as in fossil fuels, solar, hydrogen, even human locomotion. Instead, ReCab will be powered by gallons of slippery fryer oil. “What we’re trying to do is take a local commodity, waste vegetable oil, and do something for our community with it,” said James Orr, who along with Jennifer Orr (no relation), owns ReCab. A graduate of the engineering program at Boise State University, Orr rebuilt what he calls “ReCab 1” from a used 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD, which now runs on oil once used to cook french fries and other foods. ReCab 1 sports leather seats and power windows, and could easily be mistaken for Orr’s personal vehicle. The big difference, he said, is in the fuel and expense. “It’s just a whole new experience, as opposed to taking a cab ride home in a Ford Taurus,” Orr said. He has already secured his taxi driver’s license from the city of Boise, and Orr hopes to have his fleet of one taking fares sooner than later. “I want to start the beginning of April,” he said. “We have a couple more stairs to climb. We’re finishing up our insurance and signage, just the legalities of starting a taxi cab company.” By ditching fossil fuels in favor of used vegetable oil, ReCab’s owners say they’ll put less ozone-damaging carbon into the air. “We’re also recycling old cars, which is a huge carbon offset,” said Orr. “We’re recycling vegetable oil and reinvesting it into our community. So that’s where the name ‘ReCab’ came from, because everything we’re doing, we’re repurposing.” Though pure vegetable oil can be burned in a diesel engine, the federal Environmental Protection Agency only recognizes a purified form called “biodiesel” for use in commercial combustion engines. Among the handful of Pacific Northwest distributors is Portland-based SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, producing just less than 6 million gallons of biodiesel each year. “Pure biodiesel offers up to 78 percent fewer carbon emissions than regular diesel. It’s much cleaner for the environment,” Rachel Shaver, SeQuential marketing manager, told Boise Weekly. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Days away from rolling ReCab, James Orr says customers will notice a familiar smell emanating from his taxi’s tailpipe: fried food.

Simply put, SeQuential collects used cooking oil from more than 7,000 restaurants, creating a fuel alternative for SeQuential’s customers, including large commercial fleets and even personal vehicles. “In terms of fuel efficiency, it’s roughly equivalent to diesel,” said Shaver. ”If you’re looking for a cleaner-burning fuel that’s sustainably made, it’s a very good option.” ReCab 1’s five-cylinder engine will achieve 24 mpg, according to Orr, but when the tank hits “empty,” he won’t pull into the nearest gas station. Instead, he’ll turn to his own private fuel source—used vegetable oil, which is collected by local oil recycler Boise Bio, shipped to SeQuential for repurposing and sent back to Orr’s Boise operation as biodiesel. Gabe Rowland, owner of Boise Bio, told BW that his company collects 2,500 gallons of waste oil each month from 60-70 restaurants in the Treasure Valley. “We offer [the restaurants] a 140-gallon lockable container for used cooking oil,” said Rowland. “And that usually resides right outside the restaurants in their garbage or dumping areas.” Rowland plans to ship the used oil to SeQuential in order to process it into biodiesel before it returns to Boise to power ReCab. Rowland told BW the partnership between Boise Bio and ReCab will be one of only a few Boise outlets for the product. “This is a really killer idea that [ReCab] couldn’t do on their own, and I couldn’t do on my own,” Rowland said. “It’s a great example of companies teaming up for a mutual benefit.” But while a gallon of fry oil is cheaper than a gallon of gasoline, ReCab will have to dedicate a portion of its revenue to federal and state road taxes. According to Don Williams, interim tax policy specialist of motor fuels with the Idaho State Tax Commission, motor fuel not taxed at the pump is taxed later.

“The motor fuel tax is 25 cents per gallon, whether it’s gas or diesel. If you’re using something other than gas or diesel ... you’d have to pay 25 cents per gallon on it,” said Williams. As a source-provider, Boise Fry Co. coowner Blake Lingle agreed to help fuel ReCab with waste oil from his Boise restaurants, which together use approximately 300 gallons of oil per month. Lingle told Boise Weekly that it was a challenge for him to get rid of his used oil in the past. “When we started out four years ago, there weren’t a lot of people in that [oil reuse] business,” said Lingle. “So we were just happy to get rid of it. It was more of a burden for us.” As waste oil has evolved into a 21st century commodity, other companies have already approached Lingle to help rid him of his old fry oil. Lingle said oil recyclers like Boise Bio generally pay between $1.50-$2 per gallon—what those in the biofuels business call a “rebate.” But ReCab offers Boise Fry Co. mobile advertising in exchange for fuel. “At the end of the day, as we were crunching the numbers, we felt that the advertising was worth not getting the rebate,” said Lingle Once up and running, ReCab will whisk Boiseans about the valley while emitting smells of French fries from its tailpipe. More importantly, Orr said ReCab will be pushing out less pollution than its competitors. According to figures from the EPA, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 423 grams of CO2 per mile, 5.1 metric tons per year. While biodiesel has a slightly lower carbon content per gallon—5.69 pounds per gallon, compared with 6.15 pounds per gallon with conventional diesel—the U.S. Department of Energy’s data sheet on alternative fuels states that biodiesel’s carbon output is “offset by the CO2 captured by the plants from which biodiesel is produced.” 8 Where biodiesel really shines,

More than anticipation has filled the air in the days leading up to the inaugural Boise Farmers Market. Vendors say they’re just plum frustrated, primarily with City Hall. Facing a Saturday, April 6, grand opening, some say they’re just now learning that they need to shell out approximately $200 per person in city of Boise fees to secure a license and undergo a background check. “Some of these people have sold at the Capital City Public Market for as long as 18 years,” Boise Farmers Market Director Karen Ellis told Boise Weekly. “And now, because we’re on private property, they’re being told they need criminal background checks. It’s frustrating, that’s for sure.” The vendors were already frustrated enough to pull up stakes from CCPM and move their veggies to BFM after what they said was an awkward balance of art (majority) versus farmers (minority) at CCPM—which is scheduled to open April 20. And after CCPM’s board of directors showed Ellis the door in September 2012, the disgruntled vendors quickly convinced her to help start BFM, which will take place on a privately owned parking lot at 11th and Front streets. While vendors at CCPM have been covered for nearly two decades by a special-events license from the city, those that have moved to BFM will need to secure an individual license, costing $88. The good news is that a license is not required for anyone selling their own products from their farm or garden. The bad news is that anyone working at a booth still has to be covered under a surety bond, costing $100 per person, in addition to undergoing a background check, costing another $30. “Unfortunately, it looks like some background applications wouldn’t be done by [April 6],” said Adam Park, spokesman for Mayor Dave Bieter, who pointed to a Feb. 8 email from the city to two of BFM’s officers. “Your market vendors .. may need individual vendor ... and/or eating and drinking licenses from the City Clerk’s Office,” wrote Susan Churchman, with the clerk’s office. But in a last-minute plea, vendors have rushed an appeal to City Hall, asking for a grace period so that all the vendors can secure proper licenses and background checks. Park said it was “unlikely” that such a waiver would be granted, adding that it would “not be appropriate to make exceptions.” When asked how the city would enforce a decision not to grant the waiver, Park declined to comment. Undeterred, Ellis said BFM vendors will be out in force April 6, no matter what. “We’re absolutely optimistic that this will be resolved,” she said. —George Prentice

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POLI-SCI ON WHEELS The People on the Bus Say Vote, Vote, Vote ANDREW CRISP Pushing past their target of an end-of-March adjournment, Idaho lawmakers were still feuding over the controversial topic of putting more technology into the hands of Gem State school kids as Boise Weekly was going to press. Meanwhile, on March 28, C-SPAN, the Washington, D.C.-based public access network, had parked its state-of-the-art, technology-filled classroom on wheels less than five miles away with few, if any, takers. C-SPAN’s retrofitted tour bus idled, mostly empty, in the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club of Ada County in Garden City. Meanwhile, nearly 100 kids were inside the club, tossing around basketballs or playing video games rather than participating in interactive demonstrations on government. After a trip through the bus, 12-year-old Casey Nelson seemed no more interested in government. “I’m interested more in skateboarding,” Nelson, a seventh-grader at Hillside Junior High School, told Boise Weekly. When asked about the president, Nelson quickly answered that Barack Obama was the nation’s first black president, and that he had beaten “the rich guy” in the 2012 election. “That’s because I watch a lot of Epic Rap Battles of History,” said Nelson, referring to the popular YouTube series. “[Obama] and Mitt Romney rap against each other in those videos.” C-SPAN officials conceded to BW that the students—primarily ranging in grades four through six—might have a been a bit too young to take a firm interest in the workings of government. “This is a situation where we communicated to [the club] that we were looking for a cohort of older kids, but unfortunately,

that was miscommunicated,” said Jennifer Curran, C-SPAN marketing representative. “These students are a bit younger than our normal audience; we typically visit middle schools and high schools and universities, primarily. But since they’re all out of session, here we are today.” Curran added that she and fellow tour staffer Steve Devoni liked to “start small.” “We go over the basics,” she said, “the three branches of government, and which branch the president is in, and sort of use that to tie in our long-form commercial-free coverage.” Curran reiterated C-SPAN’s commitment to that coverage mission. “We cover Congress from gavel to gavel, from start to finish,” she said. The bus tour is intended to give students easy access to programming, including a video record of Congress stretching back through 1987. “Students might not get it right now, but then that seed is planted when they grow up and then they’re approaching voting,” she said. Devoni told BW the C-SPAN bus is on

the road 10 months out of the year and has traveled to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii. “The bus went on a barge to Hawaii at one point,” said Devoni. “And we had to drive this crazy route through glaciers in Canada to get to Alaska.” During his 13-year stint touring with the bus, Devoni said he’s been to perhaps thousands of cities across the country. “I imagine on a good day we’ll probably see 100-300 students,” he said. As for the political divide in Washington, both Devoni and Curran said hot-button issues rarely become a problem on the CSPAN bus. “When a partisan issue comes up, it’s about their opinion,” said Curran. “What do you think about that? Why do you think that?” What’s more, said Devoni, if students want to investigate by poring over C-SPAN content, the bus allows them that access. “It’s great when they decide they want to discuss something themselves. There have been a couple presentations I haven’t had to say anything at all,” he said.

though, is reducing emissions of other greenhouse gases: hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulate matter, specifically. According to DOE, burning highgrade biodiesel—B100—represents a nearly 70 percent reduction in hydrocarbons and 40 percent less carbon monoxide and particulate matter. Even B20, with a much lower mix of biofuel-to-diesel, yields good results: 21 percent less emission of hydrocarbons, 11 percent less carbon monoxide and 10 percent less particulate matter.

Orr said he thinks ReCab can carve out a niche market, catering to customers conscious of the environment and supportive of local business. “We’re repurposing as much as we can, and trying to keep everything on a local emphasis,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure that we’re promoting those who are supporting us, that we’re giving the people who will use our cab an experience unlike all the other taxicabs.” Orr told BW an official kick-off event is slated for Friday, April 26, at The Linen Build-

ing. And if Orr gets a whiff of the sweet smell of success, he expects to roll out three to four more ReCabs in the near future. Though he’s new to the taxicab business, Orr remains confident that his converted fourdoor sedan will be a hit when it hits the streets. “There are a lot of independent cab drivers in Boise,” he said. “We’re not looking to take a massive market share out of their business; what we’re trying to do is offset some of the CO2 that’s been put in the atmosphere, and offer a fantastic product with great drivers and a fantastic ride.”


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Casey Nelson, 12, “I’m interested more in skateboarding,” said Casey Nelson, 12, but added, “I watch a lot of Epic Rap Battles of History.”



STEVE BICKHAM The other guy who helped make the Davis Cup happen GEORGE PRENTICE Steve Bickham initially thought he would be a lawyer, or doctor perhaps—following in the footsteps of his dad, who was the executive director of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. But then he picked up a tennis racket, not unlike a lot of men, women and kids in the 1970s, when the sport enjoyed its most recent American heyday. “If you remember, everybody was playing back then, even in Oklahoma,” he said. Bickham was good—good enough to play for the University of New Mexico, become a pro, a coach and, ultimately, executive director of the Idaho Tennis Association (IdTA). And on the eve of Boise’s biggest day in the tennis spotlight—hosting the Davis Cup Quarterfinals—Boise Weekly got Bickham to talk about his net gains. unbelievable life.

Were those years instrumental in your choice of tennis as a profession? Something kicked in my senior year. I started playing the best tennis of my life. I thought I was going to go to law school, but I thought I would try being a tennis professional for a few months. That led to four years on the tour.

Don’t most players fall in and out of love with tennis? A love/hate relationship. The money pulls you in. But when you’re in it for a while, you realize that there’s not a lot of growth.

Did you just go out and join the tour? Tennis is unique. The pro tour has smaller circuits all around the world. When I joined the Association of Tennis Professionals, I was ranked 980 in the world. Today, your first ATP points put you at something like No. 2,000 in the world, and you’re usually tied with another 1,000 people. What was your highest ranking? I was about 480 in 1990. What was the best part of it? The travel. I would literally pick the countries where I wanted to go. It was an

But you recognized that you couldn’t play forever. About 10 years later, I became a coach for Sargis Sargsian. He was ranked as high as No. 35 in the world.

Did you meet your wife through tennis? I did. I was at Northern Arizona University as a coach and I needed to hire an assistant. I hired her, fell in love and got married. Have your two young boys [ages 4 and 6] picked up a racket yet? They picked them up as soon as they were walking. We started with little rackets and balloons. How big is the IdTA? We have 4,500 members in Idaho. Of all of the leagues I’ve seen around the country, this is the highest participation I’ve ever seen.


How good were you in college? Good, not great. We were ranked about 20th in the country. Back then, there were no rules limiting how many tennis matches you could play. We had a coach—he was nuts—who had us play 70 matches. The limit today is 25.

With all of the conversation in this country right now regarding contact sports and the risk of concussion, is there opportunity for you to grow tennis participation among young athletes? Absolutely. A big opportunity. We’re putting a lot of focus on a program we call Tennis is Elementary. We set up tennis courts in gymnasiums and cafeterias of elementary schools. Do you arrange that through school districts? We talk directly with principals and they love it. It’s an afterschool program, about an hour twice a week for four weeks. It’s very low cost: $35, and if anybody can’t afford it, our foundation picks up the tab. I know that IdTA has a big kid-centric event scheduled in the middle of the Davis competition. At 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, the second day of competition, we’re going to hold a free family tennis carnival at Julia Davis Park. We’ll put the adults on a couple of courts, middle-schoolers on a couple more courts, and little kids will be on some of our specially designed small courts. That will go until noon so folks can walk across the bridge to Boise State and go to the matches. And I know that you’re hoping to make a big announcement during the Davis Cup regarding kids tennis opportunities here in Boise. We’ve come up with a plan to build some permanent mini courts for the little ones. I can’t tell you which park just yet, but they would be built alongside some existing courts in a Boise park near the Greenbelt.

How much would that cost? Well over $50,000. The United States Tennis Association, IdTA and the City of Boise would probably each kick in some money. How far back did you start talking about bringing Davis Cup to Boise? Greg Patton [BW, Citizen, “Greg Patton,” Feb. 6, 2012] started talking about it last Thanksgiving. I said, “Are you crazy?” I started talking to our national office and it turned out that there was pretty good national momentum to make this happen. But then, I thought we lost that momentum at Christmastime. What happened to bring it back to life? I give big credit to the City of Boise and, in particular, Theresa McLeod [assistant to Mayor Dave Bieter]. Greg and I talked to her first and she took the ball so fast. The next meeting she had everyone in the room: parks and rec, the police and fire departments, the downtown association. I never saw so much support. I’ve heard that 30 percent of the Davis Cup attendees will be from out of town. Probably more. More like 40 percent. It’s fantastic for the hotels and restaurants. How instrumental was Greg Patton in making all of this happen? He’s an amazing force. A lady called me from The New York Times yesterday and she asked me, “Why do you think they chose Boise for the Davis Cup?” I said, “Greg Patton.” He’s pretty special. If I had gone to the city alone, they would have said, “Who are you?” I think more than a few people are about to know who you are. Well, we’ll see.


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But while those in the business of selling Boise extol the virtues of access to open spaces, until now, they could only wax poetic about a sense of harmony with wild kestrels and deer living miles from Idaho’s largest city. A quantitative economic value of open space has remained difďŹ cult to pencil out. A new study by College of William and Mary undergraduate Niall Garrahan assigned a concrete dollar ďŹ gure to what many have known for a long time: Undeveloped land can be valuable, reaping an estimated $11.9 million in beneďŹ ts, as reported in his study. “I was just surprised at how big the ďŹ nal ďŹ gure came out to be,â€? Garrahan said from his home in Williamsburg, Va. Garrahan paid for his work with a James Monroe Scholar Program research award, and pieced it together while visiting his aunt in Boise during his 2012 winter break. As a double major in economics and environmental research and policy, the process was a hands-on experience for him. Months later, he ďŹ nished the 28-page report, “Open Land Utility: A Study of Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Recreation in Boise, Idaho.â€? Garrahan’s study is one of only a few comprehensive evaluations of the Boise Foothills, despite a successful 2001 serial levy campaign that set aside $10 million to purchase parcels and keep them undeveloped. More than a decade later, Garrahan calculated the community beneďŹ ts provided by Boise’s open spaces using a number of factors, including value of time given by program volunteers, savings from reduced health care spending brought by increased exercise, public utilities costs savings from undeveloped acreage, and increased property values on neighboring properties. Each piece adds up to a big ďŹ gure: $11,809,287 for a single

year. As in every single year. “According to the calculations in this report, the city more than broke even on its $10 million investment,â€? wrote Garrahan in the report. “It also appears the economic beneďŹ ts of the Foothills will continue to positively affect Boise for many years to come.â€? Parks and public commons have been a tenet of urban planning since at least the Industrial Revolution—even America’s densest metropolis, New York City, saw ďŹ t to carve out 800 acres of prime Manhattan real estate for a “central parkâ€? in 1857. In the 21st century, malls, housing developments and schools have joined governments in setting aside land for parks, river systems and nature preserves. The nonproďŹ t Trust for Public Land has been an advocate of open space for more than 40 years. According to Jessica Sargent, Trust for Public Land director of conservation economics, expenditures on open space often turn out to be great investments. Every $1 spent returns between $4-$11, she said. “The range [depends on] a lot of different factors, for example, the longevity of a program,â€? said Sargent. A program that has existed for 20 years, Sargent said, would provide beneďŹ ts to the community each year of its existence. Though conservation researchers like Garrahan look at numerous community beneďŹ ts to calculate the value of open space, including value for community services, property tax implications and natural resource conservation, “Direct recreational use by residents is one of the highest values compared to other beneďŹ ts,â€? said Sargent. Her organization has conducted research across the country, from New Jersey wetlands to Wyoming ranches. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M



“The concept has been around for a very long time; I think there are more recently because as budgets have become more constrained, folks feel as though this message is more important to get out, that land conservation is not just a luxury, but a necessity for quality of life in communities,â€? said Sargent. Organizations use her research to appeal to lawmakers, groups of voters mulling a levy or landowners donating to a land trust— helpful tools when budgets are strapped. “When you compare all of the needs of a community, what we’re saying is open space, public lands, are necessary for a happy, healthy community,â€? explained Sargent. “It’s not to say that it’s more or less important than other needs, but it is certainly one of them.â€? In Boise, Garrahan used data from sources including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports and a multi-agency Boise Foothills Management Plan. Using a Trust for Public Land study, he considered health use value, an examination of health beneďŹ ts from access to recreation. “It said that when people meet the minimum exercise requirement, they’re actually saving a certain amount of money in health care costs,â€? Garrahan said. “By providing a place like the Foothills, where people could go out and exercise three times a week, you’re saving a certain amount for each adult that’s meeting those requirements.â€? While his numbers aren’t hard and fast, they give an indication of how access to open space just minutes from downtown Boise beneďŹ ts the community at large. “It’s not hard research, it’s kind of social science-based, so I make a lot of assumptions and estimations,â€? he said. “But I think it’s pretty realistic based on the other studies WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

that I found.â€? In east Boise, a real estate developer is building open space into his business. Doug Fowler, founder, president and CEO of real estate development ďŹ rm Lenir Ltd., is also project manager for the Harris Ranch development, a cluster of homes in a community between the Foothills and Boise River. “Even though out of 1,100 acres about 700 of it’s open space, because of the density that we’re doing, we’re approved for over 2,500 residential units and 1 million square feet of commercial and retail,â€? said Fowler. Unlike many subdivisions in Ada County, which do little to make up for turning open space into housing, homeowners in Harris Ranch pay to offset their effects on local wildlife. “All of our homeowners pay a $300 fee when they buy a piece of property here,â€? said Fowler. “You can get $200 of it back if you take part in a habitat restoration program, or if you take part in a seminar, or you go on a bird watching tour—anything having to do with conservation, wildlife, education. And you get $200 back. But also, our homeowners pay as part of their [homeowners association dues], a $100 annual fee for wildlife mitigation. Eventually, we’ll have our own conservation director—that’ll be a full-time position—and we can do habitat restoration, and we can do education projects.â€? When development is complete, Fowler said residents will commit more than $300,000 a year to a conservation fund separate from his company. Somebody once told him he could get “just as much PR bang for your buckâ€? for half the cost. “And they said ‘Then why are you doing it?’ And I said ‘to mitigate the effects on wildlife.’ That’s really why we’re doing it,â€?

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city’s slice makes up only a portion of more than 50,000 said Fowler. acres stretching into national forest lands. Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Mostly uninhabited, residential development acAssociation board members, a group counts for 17 percent of the area, with singleof former wildlife managers and bifamily residential development covering 2,722 ologists, plan for mitigation, including acres and multi-family residential taking up tree planting, Foothills conservation just 24 acres. Another 6 percent, 1,037 acres, and habitat restoration. Fowler said is devoted to park, recreation and open space such projects contribute to the longuse, and 15 percent, 2,411 acres, is in public term vitality of the area. or semi-public use. Just more than 4 percent “Taken to the extreme, if you go of Boiseans, down to the Boise River, and roughly you catch trout, or you 10,229 catch cholera: What do you think is going to happen to your property values?” he said. “And it’s not that it’s the right thing to do— which it 2TQVGEVGFCTGCUUJQYP is, and KPRKPM$TQYPDQWPFCT[ that’s KPFKECVGU(QQVJKNNU1RGP5RCEG always a good /CPCIGOGPV2NCPRTQLGEVCTGC thing to do—but there’s some real economic benefits for doing it that way.” And for Fowler, of course, that means selling houses. So far, extra fees haven’t deterred potential Harris Ranch homeowners, he said. “It’s probably a $300,000 house, so it’s about a little over $8.25 a month to protect the amenities that are drawing you out here in the first place, and what we’ve found thus far, it has not been a negative to sales, it has been a positive,” he said. Fowler describes building a pedestrianfriendly neighborhood, providing access to recreation and designing streets with future bus stops in mind as pieces of one goal. “It is more work in the short run, and it is worth it,” Fowler said. “[W]hen you do it right, your property values won’t just be sustained, they’ll be enhanced.” In 2001, voters decided to “do it right,” too, by opting people, to preserve Boise’s Foothills. A majority voted to create lived in the a Foothills Open Space Protection Trust Fund, then tax Foothills area in 2009, themselves $10 million to fill it. a number expected to Prior to the levy, Boiseans watched as creeping urban increase to 11,247 by 2025. development popped up on picturesque hills. Near Table “The important piece is Rock, land sparsely used for decades was already filled that it looks the way it did 12 with homes. years ago, even though we’ve An early believer in conservation, Lauren McLean, grown by who knows how many manager of the 2001 Boise Foothills Open Space Camthousands of people, and the boom paign and now a Boise City Council member, was admitcontinued until the Great Recession,” tedly surprised by Garrahan’s conclusion. said McLean. “In the last 10 years, I haven’t walked around thinkWhile it would have been nice to have strong data ing about how much money from all the different pieces showing value of conservation during the levy campaign, the Foothills are worth to us, because there’s nontangible McLean said even opponents wouldn’t need it now. placemaking value in it,” said McLean. “I think it’s always nice to be able to have a numbers Boise’s Foothills Planning Area makes up the northeastcase of why it makes sense for the people in this commuern boundary of the city limits, accounting for 20 percent nity that don’t buy it,” she said. “But from the beginning, of Boise’s total area. More than 8,000 acres of the area’s this was never about how much money this would be 15,086 acres are set aside for open space. However, the

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worth in the long term.” Even voters weren’t as concerned about how much they would pay to preserve the Foothills, but how it added value and protected community assets, according to McLean. “While it’s great to have, and these numbers might have been great to be able to convince the Chamber [of Commerce] 12 years ago to get on board, rather than expending every moment trying to fight us, but now even the Chamber wouldn’t need these numbers to know,” she said. “Everybody here intrinsically knows that this was the right thing to do, that it was a mistake to oppose it and that you would support it the next time around.” McLean noted Garrahan’s $11 million figure is just for one year, 2011. “In that one year, he could say we broke even,” she said. “If you carry his argument out, that every year this is pumping $11 million of value into our community, in different ways.” “I don’t think I expected the number to be as large for one year,” said Julia Grant, open space manager for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. “And he took rather conservative—like when you look at the ecosystems, the range on the ecosystems, the different kind of ecosystems in our Foothills—he always went with the low, low as he made his final assumptions.” A lot has changed in the Foothills in 50 years. Grant outlined Foothills levy purchases, which protected 10,500 acres through donations, trades, land swaps and purchases. “Total market value is about $35 million for the land that has been protected,” said Grant.


The last acquisition swapped $500,000 for a 154-acre parcel adjacent to Collister Drive, connecting Polecat Gulch with public trail access. Grant said it can be a lengthy process to acquire new land. “You know that Polecat one, that was eight years making something happen. There’s other priorities, but it’s just having all the pieces fall into place,â€? she said. But the city isn’t the only game in town preserving open space. The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, a nonproďŹ t dedicated to conservation, recently purchased 59 acres of Foothills land. It rallied approximately 700 donors to contribute $580,000, according to executive director Tim Breuer, to purchase a “cornerstoneâ€? of a 300- to 400-acre area called Hillside to the Hollow. “You don’t want to spend a lot of time looking backward, but glancing back to see where we’ve been—it goes back further than 12 years. This stuff didn’t all start with the levy,â€? he said. “That was a watershed moment where there was a building of a lot of people’s hard work and momentum to get there.â€? Ridge to Rivers was an early phase of formalizing the community’s relationship with its Foothills. Now comprised of 130 miles of trails, the original system began as old motorcycle paths crisscrossing public and private land. “Recreation was always a component,â€? said Breuer. “And in some ways, the effort was almost as much about trail containment and reduction as it was about trail creation and expansion. We probably restored more trails than we built, because there were just trails everywhere.â€? Competing priorities for open space also led to controversy. Foothills levy funds remain at $3.4 million because of a controversial sale of the Hammer Flat region to Idaho Fish and Game. The sale was opposed by a group of hang gliders, who took issue with plans to bar the sport from the area. “There was a sense that a small subset of people were frustrated that Hammer Flat was being used for something other than recreation,â€? said McLean. “But the language of the levy was very clear, that recreation was just one of ďŹ ve ... values to be looked for, and one of the ďŹ ve is just ďŹ ne. We’ve done strictly recreational purchases, and then Hammer Flat was a very important wildlife habitat purchase.â€? However, as of this year, and thanks to continued dialogue between gliders and Fish and Game ofďŹ cials, a conditional use permit will open Hammer Flat for ying between May 1 and Nov. 15.

Debate between those who use the land, those who develop it and those who conserve it continues. For the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, Breuer said his organization looks to work with city ofďŹ cials for new ways to acquire open space using remaining Foothills levy funds. “There’s an opportunity to look at other creative ideas that will leverage that money,â€? he said. “The easy, what people call the low-hanging fruit, it’s going to be harder to do acquisition projects, I think, going forward. We’re kind of running out of those ďŹ re-sale projects, and things are going to need more creativity.â€? McLean believes it’s time to drain the Foothills levy fund and begin anew. “In my mind, we need to, rather than slowly use this money, really take advantage of all the deals that are on the table waiting for this money, close out the fund and do it again. The public’s ready to act.â€? According to McLean, there are enough people who think the current fund needs to be drained— or â€œďŹ nishedâ€?â€”ďŹ rst. “I’d be more than happy to say let’s add to the coffers now, but if we are to wait until we ďŹ nish it ďŹ rst, I’d like to see that ďŹ nish within the year. Meaning the balance goes to zero.â€? She said modern levies have linked conservation, sustainability and quality of life to education and the economy, and she’d like to see a second Foothills levy innovate in similar ways. “When we ran the Foothills levy 12 years ago, it was really kind of forwardthinking for its time. But what I would say now is, there are so many other exciting ways to look at open space acquisition levies, that in the same way that we led 12 years ago with an idea, I’d really like to be creative and innovative with our next levy we do,â€? she said. “So it could go beyond just open space acquisition.â€? Conversations about the push and pull of development and conservation will continue to take place. But McLean feels as though the community understands the value of its open space. “I would say the biggest change out there is, 12 years ago being in those hills, any time of day, you would hardly run into anybody, and I wish we had numbers to back this up,â€? she said, “[but] even though they were barely used, this community saw the value in setting them aside and making sure that people could use them,â€? she said. “Every single spring that I experience out there, I ďŹ nd more and more people joining me in the hills.â€?




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Rachel Teannalach’s “Water and Stone - Kirkham Panorama” will help welcome spring in Primavera Season II.

Animation takes a serious tone in Flawed, directed by Andrea Dorfman.




moon movies LUNAFEST Lunafest—a traveling fundraising film festival—joins forces with Soroptimist International of Boise to showcase nine short films by, for and about women at The Flicks on Saturday, April 6. These films will show in 150 cities to more than 20,000 people and highlight women’s issues, women filmmakers and focus on bringing women together in their communities. The nine short films include animation and drama, and cover topics like body image, motherhood, aging and cultural diversity. In Flawed, by Andrea Dorfman, illustrations come to life in an animated story about a long-distance relationship with a plastic surgeon. In another, Georgena, the founder of Terry Bicycles, revolutionizes cycling with bike frames designed for women’s bodies. Blank Canvas tells the story of a woman going through chemotherapy, who celebrates her baldness by decorating her head with henna. Other films include Chalk, the story of a gymnast who learns about boys while attending an elite training camp, and Lunch Date, in which a young woman finds out she’s been stood up on a date by her boyfriend’s younger brother. An animated film, The Bathhouse—which has only screened at Lunafest—is about a group of women who escape the pressures of the modern city. All proceeds will go to the Soroptimist International Boise’s service projects, which work to improve the lives of women and girls around the world, as well as the Breast Cancer Fund. A discussion follows the screening. Tickets cost $15 and are available in advance and at the door. 12:30 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,



get an accurate view of the past. Sure, stories can offer a glimpse, but pictures are the easiest way to, well, picture times before our own. To help tell Boise’s stor y, histor y buffs have contributed a catalog of ar tifacts from local histor y—including photo-

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graphs—with a new display called Remnants of Boise, which debuts at the SesquiShop this First Thursday, April 4. Contributions help tell the stor y of Boise’s 150-year histor y through long-forgotten buildings in Idaho’s largest city. In conjunction with the

When you’re freezing your butt off in the depths of winter, it’s easy to fantasize about the warm breezes and blooming flowers of the Foothills. The tiny miseries of spring—hay fever, cold winds, occasional snow and crashing rain showers—are conveniently forgotten. And though it’s a season that’s all about new beginnings, some things are evergreen, like the arts. Artists are always creating new work and the turn of a new season is a perfect time to unveil the last projects of winter. Enter Primavera, Season II, a one-night art show featuring the freshest spring-inspired works by Boise-based artists Pat Kilby, Heather Larson, Sue Latta, Rachel Teannalach, Susan Valiquette and Olive Wicherski at Beside Bardenay Saturday, April 6, from 7-9 p.m. The event is free to check out and includes live music by Thomas Paul and a no-host bar. One of the first exhibition openings of the new season, Primavera Season II sounds like it has more to do with Italian pasta than fine art, but it will be the first time these artists’ works have been shown together—and it’s not just paintings that are on display. Sure, painters Kilby and Teannalach will be showing off their latest pieces, but Valiquette’s photos and Latta’s sculptures will also be represented. And don’t forget to check out Wicherski’s illustrations, which have been featured at Bleubird’s First Thursday events. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Beside Bardenay, 612 W. Grove St., Boise,

opening, head to the Rose Room for the monthly Fettuccine Forum, featuring a presentation offering even more perspective on Boise’s rich past. Speakers include journalist Rich Binsacca and City of Boise historian Brandi Burns, presenting their efforts chronicling the City of Trees. Binsacca’s work includes his book, Boise Double Take, filled with photos of Boise’s historic buildings and how the landscape has changed over the years. His presentation includes images from his book, featuring snap-

shots of city landmarks, architecture and its people. Burns presents the Remnants of Boise Vir tual Tour, which explores 25 locations in the city through contemporar y HDR panoramic photos, according to organizers. Each photograph provides an immersive experience, allowing users to rotate through the location and explore changes over time. Snacks and a no-host bar will be provided during the evening forum, but the real takeaway are the revelations about Idaho’s capital city.

Fettuccini Forum, 5 p.m. FREE. Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St., Boise; Remnants of Boise, 5:30 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise,



Who’s up for a match?

Authors Paisley Rekdal, Jack Nisbet and Gina Ochsner head to The Cabin.



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One of the most common complaints about Boise is that it’s in the middle of nowhere. No kidding. It’s an eight-hour drive to Portland, Ore., and Seattle, and a five-hour drive to Salt Lake City. But being in the middle has its perks, too, as the literati at The Log Cabin Literary Center know all too well. Saturday, April 6, The Cabin presents The Coasts of Idaho in The Log Cabin Reading Room. The event, which brings together authors from Oregon, Washington and Utah for readings and discussion of their works, may convince naysayers that being central is a far cry from being in the middle of nowhere. Participating writers include Oregon author Gina Ochsner, Washington’s Jack Nisbet, and Paisley Rekdal of Utah. Ochsner has written two short story collections and a novel, including The Russian Dreambook of Color and Light, and is a two-time winner of the Oregon Book Award and Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. Nisbet—who moonlights (or daylights?) as a teacher, historian and naturalist—has written six books, including Idaho Library Book of the Year-winner Sources of the River, and American Library Association-selected The Mapmaker’s Eye. Rekdal has written four collections of poetry, an avant-garde memoir and a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee. The Coasts of Idaho, which runs from 7-8 p.m., is a chance to be in the middle of it all. 7-8 p.m. FREE. The Log Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000,

closely connected, and the relationship between them is explored in the variegated jazz poetry suite known as The Langston Hughes Project. A 20th centur y poet and author, Langston Hughes was inspired to create his greatest work after ser ving as an official at the 1960 Newpor t Jazz Festival. The result: a 12-par t epic poem with musical cues from all the styles that influenced jazz. Titled “Ask Your Mama,” Hughes’ masterpiece was set to be per formed with famed jazz musicians Randy Weston and Charles


Mingus, but the project was abandoned and never per formed before Hughes died in 1967. But all was not lost. Hughes’ work was recently unearthed and revitalized by Ron McCurdy, musical director of The Langston Hughes Project at the University of Southern California. McCurdy brings Hughes to life in “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” by incorporating live music, spoken word per formances of Hughes’ poetr y and slideshow presentations depicting the life and art in Harlem that inspired Hughes’ work.

The energy surrounding the Davis Cup’s arrival in Boise is picking up in the days preceding the tournament, and tennis fans are feeling the fever: The Cup’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Boiseans to see the world’s best playing in their own back yard. The problem is tickets are pricey—$90 to $500 for three-day packages—which makes access a problem, but even if you didn’t get a chance to score tickets, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in the tennis madness this weekend. For the ticketless, there’s a chance to watch the competing players practice in the Taco Bell Arena Wednesday, April 3. U.S. team members, including world doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, and former world No. 1 player Jim Courier, will warm up from 4-5 p.m. The Serbian team will practice from 5-5:45 p.m., giving the public a chance to see the current top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic. The event is free but limited to the first 600 fans, so get there early for awesome seats and the chance to watch warm-ups. Another way to get involved is the Family Tennis Carnival at Julia Davis Park on Saturday, April 6, presented by the Idaho Tennis Association. The carnival gives fans of all ages an opportunity to join in the energy of tennis and celebrate the competition. Games, drills and other tennis activities will run from 10 a.m. to noon and precede the Davis Cup doubles matches that start at 12:30 p.m. It’s free, and all are welcome to sign up and attend. Equipment will be provided at the park (although you can bring your own racquet), and reserve your spot on the list at Open practice sessions, Wednesday, April 3, 3:45 p.m. FREE. Taco Bell Arena, Boise State campus, 401 Bronco Circle, Boise; Family Tennis Carnival, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise,

McCurdy brings Hughes’ “Ask Your Mama” to the Boise State University Special Events Center Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. The performance is a montage of cultures and sounds derived from Hughes’ explorations of jazz, poetr y and the visual arts. Music, from the blues to gospel to bebop and Latin cha-cha and West Indian

Every year as the snow thaws in Boise, out come the shorts, sandals and, of course, bikes. If you neglected your once well-loved bike all winter and want to give it a little spring freshening up, local artist Julia Green has just the treat for your two-wheeled sweetheart. A graphic designer for Whole Foods in Boise, Green hand-paints bike bells, which she sells on her Etsy site, Bits and Bells, for $25 a piece. “They are painted with enamel paints made for painting on metals and then coated with a clear spray,” Green said, adding that the bells are waterproof. “I would say you should also be careful with any handpainted stuff.” The bells provide a flash of color for your handlebars, but they’re not only pretty: Each piece of artwork also functions to alert people you’re coming their way. The bells come in vibrant colors and feature one-of-a-kind designs such as donuts, strawberries, peppermints, birds, hedgehogs and elephants. “They are a bit difficult to paint, only because of the shape of the bell,” she said. Green’s site also features original art prints and paintings, as well as screenprinted posters. —Jessica Johnson

calypso play a part in the per formance, which is free to attend. For those worried about parking, that’s free, too, at the Lincoln Avenue garage. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State University Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, ronmccurdy. com.

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NOISE/REVIEW WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 Food & Drink LADIES NIGHT OUT—Wine tasting, beers, free apps, shopping discounts, networking, music, karaoke and more. 6-10 p.m. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208-286-7960, helinamaries. com.

Sports & Fitness OPEN DAVIS CUP PRACTICE SESSIONS— Watch first-ranked Novak Djokovic, Bob and Mike Bryan and former No. 1 player Jim Courier warm up before Davis Cup matches. See Picks, Page 15. 3:45-5:45 p.m. FREE. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State University, Boise, 208-426-1900,

Odds & Ends BECOME A TEACHER—Learn how to become a certified teacher in Idaho. 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-5624995, BIOTZETIK BASQUE CHOIR— No Basque language skills necessary: Just sing. For more info email 6 p.m. FREE, 208-853-0678. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, LATIN NIGHTS—Instructors Tabish L. Romario and Becca Towler teach salsa, bachata and Brazilian zouk lessons, followed by social dancing at 9 p.m. 7:30-11 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577.

THURSDAY APRIL 4 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. FETTUCCINI FORUM— The free public lecture series presents Remnants of Boise, presented by Brandi Burns and Rich Binsacca. See Picks, Page 14. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-381-0483, web1.boisestate. edu.

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DAVID TESTROET—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658,

GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—Alexa, a brilliant artist, tells the story of her tragic past while negotiating a troublesome present in this installment of the “Alexandra Plays” trilogy by Eric Coble. See Arts, Page 31. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, KISS OR MAKE UP—A fastmoving comedy of mistaken identities, federal foolishness and desperate romance. 7 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, LIQUID LAUGHS: AUGGIE SMITH—Featuring Whitney Streed. Two-for-one tickets. 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

Food & Drink

Farmers Markets MEET THE MAKER MARKET— Check out the first Meet the Maker Market. In partnership with Capital City Market, Whole Foods hosts a mini farmers market in its parking lot. Local vendors, beer, wine and music. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 401 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-2874600, wholefoodsmarket/stores/ boise.

Odds & Ends 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.

BEER AND WINE TASTINGS— Sample a rotating selection of European wines and beers. 5-8 p.m. $10. Tres Bonne Cuisine, 6555 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-658-1364,


SPANISH WINES—Enjoy wine as you explore some of Spain’s great varietals. For more info, email 6-8 p.m. $40. Wine Wise Labs, 104-1/2 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-297-9463,

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

TASTE208: WINEMAKERS DINNER—Enjoy a five-course meal paired with wines from Idaho and around the Pacific Northwest. 6 p.m. $75. 13th Street Pub and Grill, 1520 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-639-8888.

Art VOICES IN TRANSITION—View story cloths and broadsides created by refugee textile artists from Artisans4Hope that tell stories of home, time in refugee camps and transition to Boise. 5-8:30 p.m. FREE. Creative Access Arts Center, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise.

On Stage

GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, KISS OR MAKE UP—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. 8 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021,


8 DAYS OUT LIQUID LAUGHS: AUGGIE SMITH—See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Concerts ALL KEYED UP—Join musicians from Boise Philharmonic, Boise State University and Boise Baroque for an evening of piano, organ and glockenspiel music. 7:30 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-7511. ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 MOODS FOR JAZZ—Join The Langston Hughes Project for a multimedia concert of his jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama. See Picks, Page 14. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, BOISE JAZZ NIGHT BIG BAND CELEBRATION—Benefit and improvisational jazz concert to support Boise High School bands, featuring Kings of Swing big band, Boise High bands and New Orleans-themed Creole cuisine, desserts and mocktails. Dress: 1920s-1940s Zoot suits and swing attire. 6 p.m. $15-$20, $150-$200 tables. Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553.

Food & Drink BENEFIT AND DINNER AUCTION—Dine on lasagna, salad and bread, participate in a live auction and a raffle and listen to music to benefit Shelby King, a local cancer survivor. For more info or to buy tickets, call 208-8506214. 5-10:30 p.m. $10. Clubhouse Event Center, 7311 W. Potomac Drive, Boise, 208-322-5550. 24

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Literature LIBRARY’S SPRING BOOK SALE—Featuring $9 by-the-bag pricing on most books, 50-cent paperbacks and $1 hardbacks. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Warehouse across from the Boise Public Library’s main branch, 762 River St., Boise,

Sports & Fitness LINE DANCE LESSONS—Beginners to advanced dancers learn some new moves. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Broadway Dance Center, 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-342-6123. POWER PARTY SCULPT—Get a workout with disco balls, Top 40 music and dancing. 8:15 p.m. $7. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

Roger Clyne displayed his brand of moonshine at Reef March 28.

ROGER CLYNE PLAYS TO RAPTUROUS, PACKED HOUSE Mentioning Roger Clyne’s early ’90s band The Refreshments, or its later incarnation, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, will in most cases get you a blank look, and in some cases, scorn and derision. Clyne’s whimsically nihilistic musical stories about Third World barflies and driving into the desert armed only with a bottle of tequila didn’t resonate with the flannel generation the way Nirvana did, even if his songs were as good or better. But you wouldn’t have known it inside Reef March 28. Unlike most weeknight club shows, there was nary a skinny jean, shoulder tattoo or knowledge of the bass player’s obscure side project in the house. But there was a packed room full of folks shouting out the band’s lyrics so loud Clyne could, on occasion, step away from the mic and let the audience take the lead. “Thanks everybody. This is kick-ass. It definitely does not feel like a Thursday,” Clyne said. As always, Clyne and Co. didn’t bother much with effects pedals or complex time signatures. All they needed was cranked guitars slung low and the top buttons undone on their shirts. It was the kind of no-B.S. rock that moves people to pay $17 at the door for a band whose one-hit-wonder status is undermined by the fact that the song in question, “Banditos”— that one about giving your ID card to the border guard, and how your alias says you’re Capt. Jean Luc Picard—wasn’t really that big a hit. But the audience was as rapturous with newer material from albums like No More Beautiful World and Unida Cantina as it was when Clyne played “the hits,” from his breakthrough album Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy. That evening’s rendition of “Maybe We Should Fall in Love” from No More Beautiful World was especially energetic. “You got a little more in you?” Clyne asked afterward. The audience screamed, but what it meant was, “Hell, yes.” However, “a little more” wasn’t entirely accurate, as the band played for nearly 40 minutes longer, blasting through Refreshments classics like “Nada,” and “Girly,” which included a segue into several other songs before returning to its ultracatchy Chuck Berry-like riff for a big finish. “Thank you all for the honor of your presence and time,” Clyne said. “This thing we do is so much better when we do it together.” Then he threw back yet another shot of tequila and called it a night. —Josh Gross

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FIRST THURSDAY, TWO WAYS History and culture vs. suds and sweets TARA MORGAN Whether you’re seeking to soak in some history or suck down some suds, First Thursday, April 4, has ample opportunities for culture—of both the artistic and fermented varieties. Here’s Boise Weekly’s guide to how to make the most of this budding spring First Thursday, two ways.

History and Culture 5:30 P.M.,

Suds and Sweets 5:30 P.M.,



Kick off your April First Thursday with some insight into the Boise Art Museum’s new exhibition, Origins: Objects of Material Culture, which features artifacts from Africa, Papua New Guinea and North America. Barbara Brotherton, curator of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum, will give a special art talk at 5:30 p.m. pertaining to the exhibit. Origins remains on display through January 2014. 670 S. Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330.


6 P.M., CHECK OUT ESSENTIAL IDAHO AT IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM After you’ve perused objects from faraway places at BAM, scoot next door to the Idaho State Historical Museum to check out Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique. In addition to wax seals from Boise’s Assay Office and Olympian Kristin Armstrong’s helmet from the 2012 London Olympics, there’s also a giant baked potato you can have your picture taken inside—while sporting a broccoli or butter hat. Culture. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120

Put a spring in your step this First Thursday by checking out a fresh crop of Artists in Residence. This month, the 8th Street Marketplace AIR program has expanded from BODO’s Northrup Building and Renewal Underground space to a new location off the Grove Plaza, at 801 Main St., Ste. 103. Northrup artists include painters Kelly Thomas Rule and Joe Kimmel, along with photographer, designer and printmaker Mike Landa; Renewal Underground will house painter and graphic illustrator Sean Kelly; and the Wells Fargo Center Retail Building will be home to printmaker Erika Sather-Smith and photographer Jose Angel Saenz. 1008 Main St., 208-433-5671

6:15 P.M.,

ENJOY THREE PLATES AND THREE BEERS AT THE FRONT DOOR After you’ve gotten some fresh AIR, head to The Front Door for a fresh pairing. The spot will offer three 6-ounce beers from New Belgium—Sunshine Wheat, Rampant Imperial IPA and 1554 Enlightened Black Ale—paired with a butter leaf salad with starfruit and radishes, pork tenderloin stuffed with apple compote and a chocolate mousse with candied pistachios. The whole shebang will only set you back $16. 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9201





Now that you’ve explored spuds and artifacts, relax with some snacks at The Basque Market. For First Thursday, the Basque eatery is dishing up hearty portions of paella and pintxos, featuring lamb and Spanish cheeses. 608 W. Grove St., 208-4331208

Your thirst slaked with suds, stock up on sweets at Indie Made’s third birthday party. The collective will dish up a buffet of birthday-themed treats along with plenty of nonperishable handmade goods for you to peruse. 108 N. Sixth St., 208-342-0804



7:30 P.M.,

STOP BY REMNANTS OF BOISE AT THE SESQUI-SHOP Switch your brain from Basque back to Boise for another celebration of the town’s 150th birthday at the Sesqui-Shop. This month, Remnants of Boise—a collection of architectural bits and pieces from lost Boise buildings—will fill the space, along with the dulcet tones of cellist Jake Saunders from 7:308:30 p.m. 1008 Main St., 208-433-5671



With your belly bulging with paella and sangria, slink across the street for a tour of the Basque Museum’s four new exhibits—An Enduring Culture: The Basques Past and Present, The Basque Sheepherder, Herri Kirolak: Basque Sports, and The Art of the Basques. For more info on these new exhibits, check out Downtown News, Page 22. 611 W. Grove St., 208-343-2671



7:30 P.M.,

After the sugar rush sets in, shuffle over to the Flying M Coffeehouse to browse Rick Walter’s new series of oil paintings and textural works. According to Walter’s website, the pieces “are based on the bright color and deterioration of enamel on metal left out in the weather, inspired by construction machinery, freight trains and an old wheelbarrow sitting in my driveway.” Sockeye will also offer a rare beer tasting at the caffeine mecca. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320

8 P.M., BID ON MUNNYS AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE End your evening by browsing the Record Exchange’s 2013 Munny Silent Auction, which features artists like Sean Wyett, Erin Ruiz, Tony Rios, Misty Benson and Grant Olsen, among others. The Munnys will be on display until Thursday, April 25, with final bidding taking place from 5-7 p.m. Proceeds will be split between the artists and Go Listen Boise. 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BANDANNA RUNNING AND WALKING—Local runners tell running stories. This month’s theme is The Race to Robie Creek, with special guest Rex Parker. 7-8 p.m. FREE. 504 W. Main St., Boise, 208-386-9017. BASQUE MARKET—Enjoy white wine sangria and a plate of paella on the patio. Paella is ready by 6:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208433-1208,

BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTUR1 AL CENTER—Free gallery tours of An Enduring Culture: The Basques Past & Present. Guided tours of the Jacobs/ Uberuaga House take place every half hour starting at 6:30 p.m. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208343-2671, BOISE ART GLASS—Make your 2 own bowl. Class rates are $40 per 30 minute session. Check out a free glass blowing demonstration while munching on appetizers. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 530 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 0208-345-1825,

THE BRICKYARD—Check out Brickyard’s Home Grown Thursday with an American Revolution cocktail for $4 or Payette Outlaw IPA or Rodeo Rye Pale Ale for $3. 6 p.m. FREE. 601 Main St., Boise, 208-287-2121, BRICOLAGE—Join Nancy “Tiger” 3 Spittle for her art exhibit opening. Refreshments and new spring inventory available. 5-10 p.m. FREE. 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718,

CELLAR 616—Try out the Cellar’s new tasting room and locally crafted wine. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 619 Grove St., Boise, 208-906-9590. DRAGONFLY—Every item in stock is 20 percent off. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234. FLATBREAD NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA—Kids younger than 12 eat free with purchase. Happy hour goes until 6 p.m. and every bottle of wine is on sale starting at $20. 5-9 p.m. 615 W. Main St., Boise, 208-287-4757,

FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Join Flying M for 4 an art exhibit by Rick Walter and beer tasting with Sockeye Brewing. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, flyingmcoffee. com. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST PIZZA AND TAP HOUSE—Enjoy a three-course meal paired with three New Belgium Brewing beers. 6 p.m. $16. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA— Serving pizza, stromboli, salad and beer. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. 235 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208345-9011, HIGH NOTE CAFE—Enjoy live music, $4 local 5 pints and $3 mimosas made with homemade seasonal juices and local art. 6 p.m. FREE. 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-429-1911. INDIE MADE—Birthday-themed sweets, wine 6 tasting and works by independent artists. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 108 N. Sixth St., Boise, MELTING POT—Enjoy two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue. 5-9 p.m. $22. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-343-8800, OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY—Dine amid antiques collected from around the world. 5-9 p.m. 610 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-336-2900, PENGILLY’S SALOON—Frim Fram 4 plays at 8 p.m. 5 p.m.-midnight. FREE. 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344. SILLY BIRCH—Local artists display artwork. 7 Try any or all of the draft beers. 4-7 p.m. $10. 507 Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505. WISEGUY PIZZA PIE—$6 pitchers of Rainier, $1 off draft beers and $3 glasses of wine. 5-9 p.m. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-336-7777,

South Side ATOMIC TREASURES—Enjoy a mix of retro and found objects and art gifts. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811. BOISE ART MUSEUM—The museum is open 8 until 9 p.m. Studio Art Exploration is from 5-8 p.m. Art Talk at 5:30 p.m. with Barbara Brotherton, curator of Native American Art at the Seattle Art Museum, who discusses cultures represented by the work in Origins: Objects of Material Culture. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE 9 HOUSE—David Marr presents Images in Silver—black and white images created with large-format cameras. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. B 100, Boise, 208-336-7630, CREATIVE ACCESS ARTS CENTER—View 10 the Story Quilts and read the stories of artisans from Artisans4Hope. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 500 S. Eighth St., Boise. 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—20 percent to 50 percent off all items in the store. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 860 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-342-2888. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM— 11 Check out the new exhibit, Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, IDAPRO INDOOR GOLF—Buy a VIP card good for an eVision lesson, 18-hole, nine-hole, one-hour driving range and club rental. The $75 card is valued at $270. 5-9 p.m. $75. 333 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-336-4653, LISK/ROWE GALLERY—View Mark Lisk’s 12 black and white images and Melissa Osgood’s jewelry. Wine tasting by Sawtooth Winery. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-3773, LIQUID—Laugh with comedians Auggie Smith and Whitney Streed at 8 p.m. and drink up during happy hour from 2-7 p.m. Two-for-one tickets. 8 p.m. $10. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY THE MONOGRAM SHOPPE— Stop in to check out gift ideas. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, NORTHRUP BUILDING—Featuring work from painter Kelly Thomas Rule, photographer and printmaker Mike Landa and painter Joe Kimmel. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Eighth and Broad streets, second floor, Boise.


R. GREY GALLERY JEW15 ELRY AND ART GLASS— Hosting Boise State University

WELLS FARGO CENTER 17 RETAIL BUILDING—View art by printmaker Erike Sather-

metals students for their yearly fundraiser. Bid on student pieces in a silent auction and meet the student artists. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208385-9337,

Smith and photographer Jose Angel Saenz. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 801 Main St., Boise.

SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Celebrate the release of the cabernet franc with case deals and samples. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463.

PROTO’S PIZZERIA NAPOLENTA—Stop by Proto’s happy hour for $5 pizzas and $1 off all beer, wine and cocktails. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 345 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-331-1400,

SOLID—Enjoy live music 16 from Ryan Wissinger, happy hour food from 4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight, wine tastings from Proletariat Winery from Walla Walla, Wash., and liquor tasting. Art by Mary Lance. Free appetizers at 6 p.m. and Last Call Trivia at 8 p.m. 4 p.m.midnight. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620.

QUE PASA—Check out a selection of Mexican artwork including wall fountains, silver, metal wall art and blown glass. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018. RENEWAL UNDER14 GROUND—Featuring artwork by Sean Kelly. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-5444.

ART WALK Locations featuring artists


ALL ABOUT GAMES—Join a board game challenge featuring GemBlo. Whoever has the highest score at the end of the night wins a prize. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 120 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3450204, AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Check out a Boise-developed line of sandals in seven different colors. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872, BARBARA AND BARBARA CO.—Check out spring styles. The first 12 people through the door receive a seasonal gift. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 807 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-342-2002. BLEUBIRD—Check out 18 performances by Boise Rock School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 5 percent of sales to benefit Boise Rock School. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 224 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-345-1055, bleubirdboise. com. CITY PEANUT SHOP—Boise’s peanut provider pairs with Payette Brewing for another take on beer and peanuts. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 803 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-433-3931.


GOLITE—Shop the winter clearance sale and get up to 75 percent off. Check out the new running apparel just in time for warmer weather. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 906 W. Main St., Boise, 208258-2091,


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MIXED GREENS—Create unique bath and body products and check out the spring lines of jewelry, accessories, cards and gifts. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 237 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-1605. OLD CHICAGO—Two kids eat free with purchase of one adult entree. Karaoke begins at 9 p.m. 5 p.m. 730 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-363-0037, THE PRESS—Sample 19 Idaho wines while viewing the local photography of Brett Jensen. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208336-9577.



MCU SPORTS—Featuring Kona and Felt’s 2013 line of bikes and spring fashions for men and women. 4-7 p.m. FREE. 822 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-3427734,

19. The Press 20. Redheaded Finn 21. Sage Yoga and Wellness 22. The Alaska Center 23. Ar t Source Galler y 24. Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop 25. Galler y 601 26. The Galler y at The Linen Building

REDHEADED FINN— 20 Featuring graffiti and oil paintings by local artists. Special happy hour pricing. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 705 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-947-3111, SAGE YOGA AND 21 WELLNESS—Hosting the opening of Elizabeth Hilton’s Across the Board exhibit. Wine tastings by Indian Creek Winery and regular Vinyasa yoga classes starting at 5:30. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. 242 N. Eighth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-338-5430,

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TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT— Stop by for dinner and drinks. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 222, Boise, 208-4737200, TITLE NINE BOISE—Bra fittings by an in-house Bravangelist. Call to make an appointment for your own private fitting. Featuring snacks and drinks, 10 percent off bra purchases and a T9 prize with purchase. 3-9 p.m. FREE. 170 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208342-1493,

West Side THE ALASKA CENTER— 22 View pieces of Laurel Macdonald’s new series, Linocut a Day, which includes 14 linocut prints and new works by Chi E. Shenam. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1020 Main St., Boise.


ART SOURCE GALLERY—Join Tony Morse for his opening reception of new photographs. Music by Gayle Chapman, Wine from Indian Creek Winery, and snacks. 6-9 p.m. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, artsourcegallery. com. BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones all day long. 4-9 p.m. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208342-1992, BOISE 150 SESQUI24 SHOP—Boise 150 presents: Remnants of Boise, a monthlong exhibit of Boise’s long forgotten architecture. Cello by Jake Saunders from 7:308:30p.m. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-433-5671. THE CRUX—Conservation Voters for Idaho hosts its fourth Green Tie celebration with elected officials, conservation and business leaders, and community members networking to protect the environment. Enjoy live music, appetizers and a silent auction. 5-9 p.m. $35. 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213. GALLERY 601—View 25 floral-inspired works by Paul Landry, Terry Isaac, John Powell, Doug Hunt, June Carey and Linder Carter Holman. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-336-5899, THE GALLERY AT THE 26 LINEN BUILDING—19 Idaho artists participate in a group show, Inter/Change. Full bar available. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, OWYHEE PLAZA HOTEL GAMEKEEPER LOUNGE—Featuring live music by the Emily Tipton Band and drink specials. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 1109 W. Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, RADIO BOISE—Watch DJs spin live radio shows and tour the studio. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1020 W. Main St., Alaska Building, Ste. 200, Boise, 208-424-8166, THE RECORD EXCHANGE—Celebrate The Record Exchange’s 2013 Munny Silent Auction. The Munnys are available for viewing and bidding at 5 p.m. Proceeds split between the artists and Go Listen Boise. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-8010, therecordexchange. com.

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A new exhibit at the Basque Museum features an array of lifting stones.

BASQUE MUSEUM DEBUTS FOUR NEW EXHIBITS After Hidden in Plain Sight: The Basques was unveiled at New York City’s Ellis Island in early 2010, the exhibit spent two-and-a-half years on display at Boise’s Basque Museum and Cultural Center. Now, with a recent gallery remodel, the Basque Museum is hoping to make its exhibits more dynamic. “We actually built some walls in the main part of the gallery. We split that part into three different galleries so each one will have a separate smaller exhibit. That way we can hopefully rotate one out each year and keep it so we have something fresh more frequently,” said Michael Vogt, curator of collections and exhibitions. On First Thursday, April 4, First Thursday, April 4, 5:30the Basque Museum will unveil 8:30 p.m., FREE. four new exhibits: An Enduring BASQUE MUSEUM Culture: The Basques Past and 611 W. Grove St. Present, The Basque Sheep208-343-2671 herder, Herri Kirolak: Basque Sports, and The Art of the Basques. An Enduring Culture will function as more of an introductory exhibit to Basque culture. “There’s parts that we really have to tell all the time, regardless of what the other exhibits are,” said Vogt. “It kind of just shows where the Basques come from; it talks about the language, the Basque country and a little bit about the immigration.” The Basque Sheepherder exhibit includes a full-size sheepherder’s wagon and tent, while the Basque Sports exhibit focuses on Jaialdi sports from 2005 and 2010, including weightlifting, wood-chopping and Pala Jai Alai. “We actually have some of the lifting stones that are on loan: a couple from Elko, a couple from Boise,” said Vogt. “It’s pretty neat to have people see the actual 280-pound [or] 400-pound stones that these guys would lift.” The final new exhibit, The Art of the Basques, showcases 12-15 pieces of art from the Basque Museum’s rarely exhibited collection, which includes a series from artist Lance Hidy. “There’s actually some really cool sketches that we have in our collection of a poster that was done back in the ’70s for the Basque boarding house restaurant that used to be right around the corner,” said Vogt. “I think it’s seven or eight different prints, so it’s everything from his initial pencil sketch all the way through to the finished product.” Vogt said the Basque Museum’s restructured gallery space will allow the museum to keep its content engaging. “This way, we can do basically a quarter of our gallery space every year and keep things fresh so we get people coming back more frequently,” he said. —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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8 DAYS OUT COMPLIMENTARY TASTINGS—Sample select wines and bistro menu options. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Pacific Rim, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208342-3375, pacificrimwinestop. com. 17

Literature LIBRARY’S SPRING BOOK SALE—See Thursday. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Warehouse across from the Boise Public Library’s main branch, 762 River St., Boise. LITERATURE FOR LUNCH: MRS. STEVENS HEARS THE MERMAIDS SINGING—In this novel by May Sarton, a poet, Hilary Stevens, reflects on life, love and the creative impulse at the behest of two interviewers and her friend Mar, a young man with poetic aspirations and tumultuous desires. 12:10-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200,

MERIDIAN FIREFIGHTERS BAGPIPES AND DRUMS CHILI COOK OFF—Help the Meridian Firefighters Bagpipes and Drum band get to Colorado Springs, Co., to play at the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial, by joining the Meridian Fire Department for an all-ages chili cook off. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Meridian Dairy Barn, 335 S. Main St., Meridian, THIRD SPACE SATURDAY—Join Spacebar Arcade, DJ I.G.A. the Independent Grocer and the Vinyl Preservation Society for video games, beer and community. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597,

On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: DAVID TESTROET—7 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, COMEDYSPORTZ BOISE—Improv comedy that is hilarious, spontaneous, professional, interactive, competitive and fast-paced. 7 p.m. $5-$10. Boise Area Laugh-a-thon Arena, 3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Ste. 184A, Boise, 208-991-4746,


Sports & Fitness DAVIS CUP QUARTERFINALS: UNITED STATES VS. SERBIA—4-5:45 p.m. $30-$166. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1900, FIRE DANCING CLASSES— Learn the art of fire dancing in a safe environment. 6-7 p.m. $9. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208409-2403, IDAHO STAMPEDE BASKETBALL—vs. Los Angeles DFenders. 7 p.m. $8. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497, dleague/idaho.

Odds & Ends BOISE CAFE LATIN NIGHTS— Get a Latin dance lesson at 9 p.m., then dance to DJ music until 2 a.m. while enjoying drinks and snacks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Boise Cafe, 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-3397. TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION— This interactive theater features vignettes spotlighting the realities of oppression followed by a guided discussion by counselors. For more info, call Ro Parker or Sara Church at 208-426-5950. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise,

SATURDAY APRIL 6 Festivals & Events DAPPER DOYLE AND THE REVELRY REVUE—Burlesque show. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder, 430 S. 10th, Boise.

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Boise band Demoni has been carrying the psychobilly flag since inception, turbocharging rock ’n’ roll riffs into fiery streaks of punk rock. But for its latest release, the band turned its attention to another greaser favorite: surf rock. Surf City of the Dead, released by locally based 1332 Records, features six tracks of Demoni doing its damndest to hang 10 at a punk rock pace. Though the tunes are all written in a surf style—with instrumental guitar hooks, minor keys, the circular picking style popularized by Dick Dale, and the classic double-snare surf beat—the sounds of the instruments hedge closer to Demoni’s psychobilly roots. There’s the distinctive string-snap of a standup bass and modern-sounding distortion closer to the hollow-body snarl of The Reverend Horton Heat than to the Fender twang and early fuzz-tone of The Ventures. The songs are good, it’s just that Demoni didn’t abandon its roots altogether in trying something new. The punk-infused surf tunes on Surf City of the Dead could easily hold their own with others in the style, even against marquee groups like The Meteors. “The Mask” is an especially good track and one that could be a tough competitor in a Pepsi Challenge of Demoni vs. Man or Astro-Man, the reigning kings of modern surf-punk. The song uses a riff similar to the one from “Pipeline,” with a descending bass line beneath it. The final track, “Twice the Evil,” is another good one. The opening riff is reminiscent of licks found on Radiohead’s OK Computer, but it moves along at a brisker pace, melting your face instead of shimmering across it. Surf City of the Dead is neither a strict surf recording nor a psychobilly release. It falls somewhere in the middle, and shows the happy medium that can be found when a band stretches its legs a bit, but still strolls around in its comfort zone. —Josh Gross



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8 DAYS OUT GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, KISS OR MAKE UP—See Thursday. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Order dinner/show tickets at least one day in advance online. 8 p.m. $15-$39. Knock ‘Em Dead Dinner Theatre, 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-385-0021, LIQUID LAUGHS: AUGGIE SMITH—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

Food & Drink COMPLIMENTARY TASTINGS— See Friday. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Pacific Rim, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3375,

ROARING ’20S CHEF AND GOURMET GALA—Enjoy an evening of live and silent auctions, drinks, dinner and dancing to benefit Boise Philharmonic and its education programs. Entertainment by Curtis Stigers, Frim Fram 4 and others, with food by Boise chefs Matt Slighter, Chris Zahn and Marcus Bonilla. Period clothing or black tie optional. 5 p.m. $150 per person, $1,500 table of 10, $2,500 corporate table. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, WINEMAKERS DINNER: LONG SHADOWS—Enjoy a gourmet six-course meal paired with Long Shadows wines. 6:30 p.m. $95. Shore Lodge Restaurant, 501 W. Lake St., McCall, 208-657-6464,

Workshops & Classes LATE-NIGHT SWING DANCE— Beginner lesson, followed by dancing until midnight. Now with a Late-Night Lindy Special Move and chances to win music and other vintage-themed prizes. Dress in your favorite swing attire. 8 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, SKILLS ON WHEELS—College of Western Idaho Car Show showcases cars, trucks and bikes from all eras. Featuring food, prizes, vendors and more. Attend the Car Confidence 101 Workshop at 9 a.m. Register at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$5. College of Western Idaho-Micron Center for Professional Technical Education, 5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, 208-562-3000,

Check out the entire week’s worth of Doonesbury online at—select “Extras” then “Cartoons.”

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Sports & Fitness


PRIMAVERA SEASON II—Drop by this one-night group art exhibit featuring works by Rachel Teannalach, Olive Wicherski and others. See Picks, Page 14. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St., Boise, 208-426-0538,

BOISE GLOW FOR CUSHING’S AWARENESS 5K RUN/WALK— Run in this illuminated night 5K walk/run to support awareness of Cushing’s Disease. 8 p.m. $35. Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise, glowforcushings. com.

TOUCH A TRUCK—Kids can check out a variety of construction and safety vehicles. There’s also a jump house, healthful snacks and raffle prizes. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE, $10 per family suggested donation. Fort Boise Park, 600 W. Garrison St., Boise.

Literature THE COASTS OF IDAHO—Join authors Gina Ochsner, Jack Nisbet and Paisley Rekdal for readings of their works. See Picks, Page 15. 7-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, GHOSTS AND PROJECTORS— Featured reader Kate Greenstreet joins Boise poets Chris Caruso, Hannah Rodabaugh and Ashley Barr. Greenstreet celebrates the recent release of her newest collection of poetry, Young Tambling, published by Boise State University’s Ahsahta Press. 7 p.m. FREE, $2 donation suggested. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620. LIBRARY’S SPRING BOOK SALE—See Thursday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Warehouse across from the Boise Public Library’s main branch, 762 River St., Boise.

FAMILY TENNIS CARNIVAL—Join the Idaho Tennis Association for games and activities to energize youths for tennis before Davis Cup doubles matches. See Picks, Page 15. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. IDAHO STAMPEDE BASKETBALL—vs. Los Angeles DFenders. 7 p.m. $8. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-424-2200 or box office 208-331-8497, dleague/idaho.

A WALK TO REMEMBER—Dark to Dawn, A Walk to Remember honors those who have been lost to a terminal illness and supports those still fighting. 6 a.m. $25. Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., near Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road, Meridian,

Kids & Teens PUPPET SHOW—Bring the little ones to the library for a puppet show. Noon-12:30 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-4722941,

Green GROWING UP GREEN—Kids learn how to start a vegetable garden from Meg McCarthy of Idaho Botanical Garden. 1 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208562-4996, boisepubliclibrary. org.



Odds & Ends GROUNDS FOR APPRECIATION: UNDERSTANDING COFFEE—Christine Duft-McConville of Coffee Zealots conducts a coffee tasting and review of the difference between coffees, single origin coffees and blends, growing regions, roasting levels, ethical issues and health effects. Call to RSVP. 12:30-2 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION—See Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, sub.

SUNDAY APRIL 7 Festivals & Events BOISE STATE PROM—Dress your best for Boise State University prom. The theme this year is Phantom of the Opera. 7-10 p.m. Donation. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-4261677,

On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS: AUGGIE SMITH—See Thursday. Two-forone tickets. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,


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Concerts CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL— Peter Stempe, principal oboe with Boise Philharmonic, plays works of Loeffler, Mullikin and Beethoven. With Jerry Jensen, piano; and Boise Philharmonic musicians Linda Kline Lamar, viola; Nicole Golay, oboe; and Lindsay Edwards, English horn. 3 p.m. FREE. First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St., Boise, 208-345-3441,

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8 DAYS OUT Literature LIBRARY’S SPRING BOOK SALE—See Friday. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. Warehouse across from the Boise Public Library’s main branch, 762 River St., Boise.

Odds & Ends DANCE LESSONS—Learn moves from members of the High Desert Swing Dance Club. 7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658,

MONDAY APRIL 8 Food & Drink KEGS4KAUSE—Payette Brewing donates 50 percent of proceeds from beer sales in the tasting room to Fuzzy Pawz Rescue, a local nonprofit animal rescue group. 3-10 p.m. FREE. Payette Brewing Company, 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-344-0011, PACIFIC RIM HAPPY HOUR— Sample selected wines, craft beers and bistro fare. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Pacific Rim, 2870 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3375,

TUESDAY APRIL 9 Food & Drink BIKE NIGHT AT HELINA MARIE’S—Ride in for wine and beer specials, food, music and karaoke after 9 p.m. $5 glass pours, $2 domestic beers. Helina Marie’s Wine and Gift Shop, 11053 Highway 44, Star, 208286-7960, FREE CONE DAY—Try out Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for free. Noon-8 p.m. FREE. Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992, benjerry. com. TUESDAY NIGHT BEER AND WINE TASTINGS—Enjoy appetizers and selections from a different Idaho brewer or winemaker. 6 p.m. $5. Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery, 4714 W. State St.,, Boise, 208-2750017, TUESDAY NIGHT TASTE CLUB: THREE BLIND REDS—Enjoy a one-hour wine course boot camp to learn the tricks of blind red wine identification: identifying the varietal, the region and the characteristics of what you taste. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $25. Wine Wise Labs, 104-1/2 E. 44th St., Garden City, 208-297-9463,

Talks & Lectures Workshops & Classes SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES—Learn the traditional social dancing of Scotland. Each class includes instruction for the night’s dances. 7:15 p.m. $6. Eagle Performing Arts Center, 1125 E. State St., Eagle, 208338-4633,

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,

AMELIA KNIGHT STORY: ON THE OREGON TRAIL—Dressed in full period costume, Dr. Janet Worthington brings Amelia Knight’s perspective on the Oregon Trail to life. Call to RSVP. 3 p.m. FREE. Heatherwood Retirement Community, 5277 Kootenai St., Boise, 208-345-2150. ICJ JUDGE JOAN E. DONOGHUE KEYNOTE—The University of Idaho College of Law hosts Judge Joan E. Donoghue from the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the United Nations, who delivers a public keynote speech on the role of international law, followed by a public reception. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Crystal Ball Room, 802 W. Bannock St., Ste. 202, Boise, 208-336-0533. JAMES MACE: WELLINGTON AND THE HUNDRED DAYS—Idaho author James Mace discusses the activities of the Duke of Wellington between Napoleon’s escape from exile and the Battle of Waterloo. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-570-6900,

Sports & Fitness CURVESQUE—Wiggle your middle and accentuate your curves. Break a sweat with easyto-learn dance-inspired moves and reconnect with your feminine side through lots of fluid movements. 7-8 p.m. $9. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403, POWER PARTY SCULPT—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $7. Ophidia Studio, 4464 Chinden Blvd., Ste. A, Garden City, 208-409-2403,

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Green MINING IN IDAHO AND IMPACTS TO RIVERS—Speaker John Robison, Idaho Conservation League public lands director, presents Mining in Idaho and Impacts to Idaho’s Rivers and Backcountry. Learn more about potential impacts to Idaho’s rivers and backcountry and what questions to ask when a mining company comes to town. 7 p.m. FREE. Idaho Outdoor Association Hall, 3401 Brazil St., Boise,

Kids & Teens BOISEKO IKASTOLA PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE—The Boiseko Ikastola is the only Basque preschool outside the Basque Country. Meet the staff and see what the school is all about. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Boiseko Ikastola Preschool, 1915 University Drive, Boise, 208-343-4234,

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 On Stage GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224,

Workshops & Classes RETAIL THERAPY: POINT OF SALE FOR 2013—Get a better understanding of retail point of sale systems and learn the advantages and disadvantages of systems designed to run on smart phones and tablet computers. Speaker: Kevin Antosh, who has 13 years experience working with retail and restaurant POS technology. 1:30-3:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Micron Business and Economics Building, 2360 University Drive, Boise,

Kids & Teens ROBOTIC CHALLENGE AND OPEN HOUSE—Visit the PCS Learning Center Open House for hands-on building opportunities and snacks. Students ranging in age from 9 to 19 work on robotics challenges for National Robotics Week. Sumo wrestling robots, rope climbing robots and more compete for prizes. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Sage International Middle School, 601 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-995-0300,

Odds & Ends BIOTZETIK BASQUE CHOIR— See Wednesday, April 3. 6 p.m. FREE, 208-853-0678. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Road, Boise, LATIN NIGHTS—See Wednesday, April 3. 7:30-11 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577.




BLACK BEST REVIVAL—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

EMILY TIPTON BAND—6 p.m. FREE. Gamekeeper Lounge

DJ STEVE—8 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

FRIM FRAM 4—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

EMILY TIPTON BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

HIDDEN TOWERS—With Sun Cat Brothers. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder

GALEN LOUIS—7 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe IVAN AND ALYOSHA—With Fort Atlantic and Le Fleur. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux KIP MOORE—With Casey Donahew Band. 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. Knitting Factory ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS—With Conditions, Dangerkids and Lions Lions. 7 p.m. $15-$20. Knitting Factory


OLD DEATH WHISPER—With Reilly Coyote. 9 p.m. $3. Neurolux RENEGADE—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s


A-N-D & FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Blue Moose Cafe

SOUL PURPOSE—10 p.m. $5. Reef

MR. P CHILL—With DJ Nocturnal. 8 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

BIG WOW—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

SOUL SERENE—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub

NECKTIE KILLER—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

DEADLY SINZ—8 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

SWEET BRIAR—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek Grill-Eagle

HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY MUSIC SERIES—Featuring Hokum HiFlyers. 7 p.m. $7. Linen Building

TERRY JONES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

IAN MCFERON—Alisa Milner. 9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s




LEE PENN SKY—With The Oliphants. 7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

JOY RIDE—9 p.m. FREE. Willowcreek-Eagle

JEFF MANGUM—With Tall Firs. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $27 adv., $30 door. Egyptian Theatre

Parenthetical Girls

TOUBAB KREWE—8 p.m. $10. Visual Arts Collective



SAM MATISSE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

Toubab Krewe

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s

DOGS ON THE LAM—9 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club

JEFF MANGUM, APRIL 5, EGYPTIAN THEATRE Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum set indie rock hearts aflutter after announcing that his 2013 tour stops in Boise Friday, April 5. That is, in part, because 15 years have passed since NMH went on indefinite hiatus following the release of its bestknown album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Fans, artists and critics still hold the album in high regard, prompting a re-release in 2005. A lo-fi sound characterizes both Aeroplane and 1996’s On Avery Island, in which Mangum’s crooning floats over chunky guitar riffs and brass sections. On Mangum’s solo tour, he wields an acoustic guitar to perform songs from his back catalog, which hopefully includes some NMH hits.


—Andrew Crisp

PARENTHETICAL GIRLS—8 p.m. $5. Flying M Coffeegarage


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With Tall Firs, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $27 advance, $30 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273,

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

SPIRITUALIZED—See Listen Here, this page. 8:30 p.m. $22. Egyptian Theatre

ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

Some bands are more than bands. They’re passwords or secret handshakes that signal like-mindedness among strangers. Spiritualized is just that sort of band. Since its founding more than 20 years ago, Spiritualized has practiced a different kind of alternative rock, the kind typified by the Mazzy Star classic “Fade Into You,” which includes droning, achingly lovely songs as vast and sparse as space itself. Spiritualized works like a hypnotist, putting the audience into a trance with its different breed of gospel music. But it’s not only the spiritual who get it. The band was once asked to perform at the CERN collider in Europe, but the timing didn’t work out. Once you’ve experienced Spiritualized, the only thing to do is search out others who have been there as well. —Josh Gross 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show, $22. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273,

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Within the Ruins Everest EVEREST—With Bill Coffey and His Cash Money Cousins. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

WITHIN THE RUINS—With The Contortionist, I Declare War, Reflections, City In the Sea and Forsythia. 6:30 p.m. $14 advance, $16 door. The Venue

GIZZARD STONE—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s THE JAMES DOUGLAS SHOW— 10 p.m. $5. Reef JIM LEWIS—9 p.m. FREE. Flatbread-Downtown MYKE SANCHEZ—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s POKE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s THE PROM: A BENEFIT FOR FRIENDS IN ACTION—8 p.m. $80. Knitting Factory RENEGADE—9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s


THE ROCKET SUMMER—With Joe Brooks. 6:30 p.m. $13 adv., $15 door. The Venue

OPHELIA—9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

TERRY JONES—10:15 a.m. FREE. Berryhill

RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: THE WEEKS—With Jonny Fritz. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux




CARTER FREEMAN—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

BOB WAYNE—With T. Junior and Ryan Gratton. 7:30 p.m. $8-$20. Knitting Factory BROWN SHOE—With St. Helens, Kat Jones and Minor Birds. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder

TUESDAY APRIL 9 Emily Tipton Band

BOISE OLD TIME’S OLD TIME JAM—With The Hokum Hi-Flyers and Reilly Coyote. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

EMILY TIPTON BAND—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

LIMEHOUSE—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

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

MOMS—With Sandusky Furs and Business Venture. 8 p.m. $5. The Shredder

PONDEROSA—6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange PRIZEHOG—8 p.m. $5. The Shredder



ALEXA IN THE MIDDLE BCT’s Graphic Depictions explores one woman’s midlife struggle ANDREW CRISP

Boise Contemporary Theater’s new world premiere production, Graphic Depictions, tells the story of Alexa, a woman in the midst of a midlife crisis, reeling from a personal tragedy and forging a path forward. “This is a woman in the middle, quite literally, in terms of age and just the choices she’s made in her life,” said actress Tracy Sunderland, who plays Alexa in the onewoman show opening Saturday, April 5, at BCT. “There are things she’s committed to, and things she’s left behind.” Alexa confronts her life after a personal tragedy, one which viewers aren’t privy to until much later in the play. Together, Alexa and the audience circle in on what happened, fitting together pieces of “a puzzle,” as playwright Eric Coble describes it. “I guess the real challenge is how do you make it clear enough that people can follow it, but not give everything away right out of the gate?” Coble said from his home in Tracy Sunderland portrays Alexa in BCT’s latest world premiere production, Graphic Depictions. Cleveland, Ohio. As a young girl, Alexa was artistic, carefree and lacked responsibility. But now, in when do you put down roots and when do Now, The Velocity of Autumn is likely middle age, she has to balance commitments you pull them out,” he said. headed for Broadway, where it will star Osto children, a home and a steady job as a In Graphic Depictions, Alexa is caught car-winner Estelle Parsons and Tony-winner graphic designer. between past and future versions of herself. Stephen Spinella. But there are some hurdles “The themes of the play are about free“She is a woman who is, with humor to climb before that can happen. dom and roots. In the middle of your life, and great tenacity and belief in the transfor“If they can lock in the theater and they when you’ve made a decision to put down mative power of art, she’s trying to navigate can lock in the funding over the summer— roots, when you’ve been kind of a free-spirit through a very murky time in her life,” then it would go forward,” said Coble. “All person, what’s the trade-off?” said Coble. said Sunderland. those things look promising.” Graphic Depictions is part of a larger, Though each of the three Alexandras Finding an appropriately-sized theater can non-chronological trio of plays Coble has function independently from one another, be a battle. Availability of Broadway venues penned, called the “Alexandra plays.” the women all experience the uncertainty of is sticky, as is financing—$2 million to $3 In A Girl’s Guide to Coffee—first in the where their lives are headed, where they’ve million is needed to stage a play. theatrical triptych—the subject is Alex, an The Velocity of Autumn is also slated for been and who they are as people. artistic 20-something barista working at a “This is my house, this is my car, this is a fall run at the Arena Stage in Washington, coffee shop. Fast forward a few decades and my dog, these are my children,” said Coble. D.C., where it will you’ll find Alexandra “The core questions of, ‘I am a kind of perstar the same Broadin The Velocity of Auson who does this,’ ‘I do not like vegetables,’ way cast. tumn, confronting the Previews Wednesday, April 3-Friday, April ‘I love romantic movies.’ Where do you hang When it comes to end of her life. Graph5; Opening night Saturday, April 6; 8 p.m.; his cast of Alexandras, onto those and where do you let them go?” ic Depictions, with its prices vary. Runs through Saturday, April 27. While Coble’s work centers on women, though, Coble said character Alexa, fits in BOISE CONTEMPORARY THEATER they might share simi- he doesn’t think his gender is a hindrance the middle of the arc 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224, lar names and person- when it comes to accurately writing and but was Coble’s most alities, but Alex, Alexa portraying the characters, whose struggles, recent work. and Alexandra are not he added, are universal. The Velocity of “Our core desires seem pretty in the necessarily the same Autumn was the middle,” he said. “Our need to be loved, our woman. What really binds them together is beginning of Coble’s relationship with BCT. need for acceptance, our need to fit in, our that each is forced to confront similar issues Less than three years ago, in April 2011 need to break out. ... I’m not saying I know at different stages in life. at the Seven Devils Playwright Conference what it’s like to be a woman. I know what it’s “[Graphic Depictions] was the last one in McCall, BCT Artistic Director Matthew like to be a human being, and that’s what I that I wrote. I knew that what I was going Cameron Clark signed on to stage a productend to write for.” for were those same issues of freedom, of tion of the play. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Tom Tomorrow nabbed the 2013 Herblock Prize.

AWARDS AND HONORS Renowned artists like Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Robert Redford have all won Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Now, one of Boise’s own, Samantha West, will join their ranks. West, a 17-year-old Capital High School senior who will turn 18 on Saturday, April 6, received an early birthday present when she was selected from a pool of more than 230,000 submissions to receive Scholastic’s prestigious Portfolio Gold Award. “I considered doing it last year, but I didn’t want to pay the entry fee because I was a cheapskate,” said West. “This year, my teacher really pressured me, saying, ‘You’re going to enter this, or else you’re not my student.’ I’m really stunned. I’m kind of freaked actually.” The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, is the longest-running scholarship in the United States awarded to young writers and artists. This year, more than 1,600 students in grades 7-12 were awarded national medals, but only 15 high-school seniors were honored with a Portfolio Gold Award, which includes a $10,000 cash scholarship. West will travel to New York City Friday, May 31, to attend the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall, which will be webcast live. Speaking of winning prestigious awards, regular Boise Weekly syndicated cartoonist Dan Perkins—aka Tom Tomorrow, creator of This Modern World—has nabbed the 2013 Herblock Prize. In 2012, Matt Bors was the first alt-editorial cartoonist to pick up the award, and Perkins, who is syndicated in approximately 80 newspapers around the country, continues that tradition this year. “It’s an overwhelming honor and I’m immensely grateful for it—and very pleased that the genre of alt-weekly cartoons is increasingly being recognized,” Perkins told the Washington Post’s Comic Riffs blog. And on the topic of honors, portrait artist Toni McMillan is offering graduating seniors at Boise State University Portraits of Honor to accompany their framed diplomas. McMillan has a table in the Bronco Gallery every Tuesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. throughout April and May to discuss portrait commissions with upcoming grads. She’s also hosting a meet-and-greet during the Boise State Graduation Fair, Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10, in the Student Union’s Hatch Ballroom from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. McMillan will donate 30 percent of all sales to Boise State scholarships. For questions or more info, call 208-4299820 or visit —Jessica Johnson and Tara Morgan

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LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF—Burl Ives, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor star in this film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ account of relationships in a prominent Southern family. Thursday, April 4, 2 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, FIELD OF DREAMS—Kevin Costner stars in this story about an Iowa farmer convinced by dead sports legends to build a baseball diamond in his cornfields. Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208562-4996, BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY—Clint Eastwood stars in this classic 1960s spaghetti Western. Spread the word so the 200-ticket tipping point can be reached to make the screening official. Go to to buy advance tickets or for more info. Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. $9 online, $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, THURSDAY BLOCKBUSTER SERIES: THE HOBBIT— A hobbit embarks on a fantastical journey to recover untold riches from a dragon. Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m. FREE-$1. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, INSIDE HANA’S SUITCASE—The delivery of a battered suitcase from the Auschwitz Museum to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery. Larry Weinstein’s film follows Fumiko’s search to discover the details of Hana’s life. After the film, Rabbi Dan Fink will speak: “Never Again: Heed the Warning Signs.” Sunday, April 7, 12:30-2:45 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, LUNAFEST BOISE—Don’t miss this screening of films by, for and about women. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Soroptimist International of Boise. Saturday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, STUCK—This documentary, narrated by Mariska Hargitay, examines the international adoption process, which averages 896 days and $28,000 to complete. Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. $15. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222,

Opening EVIL DEAD—When five friends holed up in a remote cabin discover the Book of the Dead, one by one they’re possessed by demons lying dormant in the woods until only one remains to fight back in this remake of the 1981 cult horror classic. (R) Opens Friday, April 5. Edwards 9, 22. THE GATEKEEPERS—The surviving former members of Israeli intelligence Shin Bet are interviewed for the first time in this documentary. (PG-13) Opens Friday, April 5. The Flicks. GINGER AND ROSA—After the Blitz but before The Beatles, there was early 1960s London, where two inseparable girlfriends play truant and discuss fashion, religion and philosophy together despite the mounting threat of nuclear war in this coming-ofage tale. (PG-13) Opens Friday, April 5. The Flicks. JURASSIC PARK 3-D—Scientists gather on an island off the coast of Costa Rica to rubber-stamp a park featuring live dinosaurs, but when a corrupt computer technician sabotages the park’s electrical system, the dinosaurs escape in this 3-D re-release of the Steven Spielberg classic. (PG-13) Opens Friday, April 5. Edwards 9, 22. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES—Ryan Gosling, Rose Byrne and Bradley Cooper star in this drama about a motorcycle stunt driver who discovers he has fathered a son with a former lover. (R) Opens Friday, April 12. The Flicks.

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NO SUGAR, SOME SPICE Ginger and Rosa is a memory play not to forget GEORGE PRENTICE Born beside each other in a World War II-era London hospital, Ginger and Rosa are kindred spirits of body and soul—an inseparable pair of risk-takers who grow into their skin by pushing life’s envelope as the world around them pushes its way toward a nuclear age. Ginger and Rosa—which solidifies Elle Fanning’s claim on star-in-the-making status with her portrayal of Ginger—is not to be missed. Ginger and Rosa follows two friends coming of age in 1962 London. Shortly after introducing us to the pair at birth, Ginger and Rosa rushes to 1962—the with great urgency at the city’s Ban the Bomb joining a short list of other brave films that year of Bernstein, Steinbeck, Kennedy and consider the mystery of dangerous companrallies and protests. Khrushchev. But soon enough, 1963 will ions: 1994’s Heavenly Creatures, 1998’s HilGinger—all fire-engine-red hair and become the year of John, Paul, George and ary and Jackie, and 1999’s Brokedown Palace. restlessness—is anxious to embrace the roRingo. So it is with some romanticism that Ginger and Rosa offers a basketful of manticism of political audiences can look fine supporting performances from Annette dissent, and equally back on Ginger and Bening, Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall and anxious to please her Rosa’s 1962 with GINGER AND ROSA (PG-13) Idaho native Christina Hendricks as Ginger’s pacifist father Roland perfect hindsight, Directed by Sally Potter mother, Natalie, who abandoned her own (Alessandro Nivola), accepting how fragile Starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, dreams of being an artist for a frustrated life who was shunned that time was. Annette Bening of domesticity. For those, like me, who can’t by peers for being a London, still dustOpens Friday, April 5, at The Flicks conscientious objector get enough of Hendricks, she returns as Joan ing a world war from Harris, Sunday, April 7, in the seventh season during World War II. its doorstep, seems of AMC’s Mad Men. “That’s my girl,” dingy but charming. But Ginger and Rosa is Fanning’s starsays Roland. “You’re an activist, not a Its innocence is clearly a distant memory turn. No longer simply Dakota’s younger supplicant.” but we all know that its future holds even sister, it’s impressive to find out that Elle was Meanwhile, chestnut-haired, smouldergreater jeopardy. only 13 when principal filming began. She Between their “illicit” passages of kissing, ing Rosa (an equally fine Alice Englert) cares expertly executes the fragility of being 16, hitchhiking and smoking their first cigarettes, less about the bomb than the earth-moving experience of bad boys and tobacco. Between and her performance is never self-absorbed. Ginger and Rosa are transfixed by a new, Her Ginger gives the film full composition Ginger and Rosa, rebellion is in full rage. dark stranger on their London doorsteps: a and conscience. The film is a fully realized memory play, growing threat of nuclear war, pronounced

SCREEN/THE TUBE GIRLS 2.0 For those of you who haven’t yet carved out the five-plus hours required to watch the just-wrapped second season of Girls on HBO, I urge you to fast forward to the fifth episode, titled “One Man’s Trash.” The episode stands on its own as one of the best 30 minutes of scripted television in years. The self-contained episode (a hazy fantasy) leads Hannah to an Upper West Side Manhattan brownstone, where she engages in a weekend-long sexcapade with an uppity, model-handsome physician. The script is a painfully insightful construction of two characters who should, at first glance, despise one another, yet they figure each other out. Ultimately, it ends with a meltdown, which as

regular viewers know is Hannah’s concept of reality. Even if you struggle with creator-star Lena Dunham’s occasional duds, Girls season two solidifies the 26-year-old wunderkind as her generation’s most prolific ascendant. With her through-the-looking glass absurdity, Dunham drags fans through more caustic breakups, severe misogyny and extreme drug use. Dunham’s Hannah recalls in the season finale how her father’s greatest virtue was protecting her from picking up broken glass. What a Freudian gold mine. Part of Girls’ allure is playing amateur psychoanalyst. Here’s hoping Dunham shows up for next year’s appointment. Season two of HBO’s Girls doesn’t suffer a sophomore slump.

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American Italian fare prepared with care



Nothing shakes off the winter doldrums like a cool glass of sauvignon blanc. This popular grape has found a home in wine regions around the world, from Argentina to Australia. What’s interesting is how varied the resulting wines can be. This week’s top picks are from three different countries, and are made in three very different styles.

JOSH GROSS There’s a simple litmus test for how much effort a restaurant is putting in. It’s not the decor or the menu design or the selection of wines, but something much more basic: the side salad. Is it a sad bowl of chopped iceberg with a few lonely chunks of mushy tomato and a store-bought dressing, or is it given the same care and design as the entrees? In the case of Luciano’s, a pleasant hideaway serving American-Italian fare on the Bench, it’s the latter. The side salad is a spring mix tossed in oil with olives, tomatoes, salami and shaved Parmesan that packs as much flavor as it does color. The Penne Formaggio at Luciano’s is bathed in a brandied cream sauce. That’s not to say Luciano’s is without flaws. The bar/entryway is a congested and awkward in a jar. I ordered a ramekin of the sauce and design mess. Though friendly, my server’s mind Penne ($11), which is tossed in a tequila lime plunged Luciano’s salty garlic bread into it. cream sauce with jalapenos. seemed elsewhere, which is perhaps why she Another standout offering was Lucci’s The Penne Formaggio ($12) was a healthy brought me Sprite instead of water, then tried Chocolate Cake ($7), a four-layer chocolate portion of penne tossed in a to refill it with water when the cake garnished with a chocolate ganache, brandied cream sauce with glass was half-drained. And which my server said perfectly paired bitter roasted red peppers, mushthere are a few items the menu LUCIANO’S ITALIAN rooms and chicken, then baked and semi-sweet chocolates. The house-made could do without—fried mozRESTAURANT cake was rich without being obtrusively decawith Parmesan bread crumbs zarella, a ubiquitous appetizer, 11 N. Orchard St. dent and was served in a giant slice fit for two. and bacon. It had a strong, comes to mind. But from the 208-577-6415 But perhaps the best thing about my trip smoky flavor and wasn’t overly salad on up, it’s clear that the to Luciano’s was the bill. There’s little on the sweet as Marsala-style dishes forces behind Luciano’s care menu above $12. often are. about making the restaurant the Many Boise diners don’t notice the details, Another litmus test for an Italian restaurant best they can, not just the most profitable. Most of the menu sticks to traditional pasta is its marinara. Luciano’s passes with flying col- which leads local restaurants not to bother dishes for dinner and a selection of sandwiches ors. The house-made sauce has a thick, chunky with them. But at Luciano’s, whether or not the diners notice the small stuff, the restaurant consistency and a savory flavor far removed and pizzas on the lunch menu. But there are a owners do. And it makes all the difference. few more daring items, like the Agave Chicken from the sugary, near-ketchup taste of sauce

NEWS/FOOD The truck will also roll out to other events and locales, but those details have yet to be nailed down. Bench Italian eatery Cucina di Paolo is shaking up the street eats Moving from a farmers market in a parking lot to Outstanding in the scene by launching a “Mobile Response Unit” at the new Boise Farmer’s Field, the celebrated pop-up dinner tour will rumble into Sweet, Idaho, Market, Saturday, April 6. (For more on BFM, see Citydesk, Page 7.) Saturday, July 20. “We were enlisted by Karen Ellis along with Janie Burns, who is the Founded in 1999, Outstanding in the Field dinners have taken place president of the new Farmer’s Market, to consider bringing our truck on farms and mountaintops, as well as inside refurbished barns and down each Saturday morning and serving breakfast from 9-11 a.m., and sea caves. For OITF’s first foray into Idaho, it will set up its long tables then a light lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,” said chef Paul Wegner. at Sweet Valley Organics, where James When the truck is at the Boise Beard-nominated chef Taite Pearson and Farmer’s Market—in the parking lot on Sarah Lipton from Della Mano in Ketchum 10th and 11th streets between Front and will dish up locally sourced fare. Tickets Grove streets—it will be called the Boise are $180 a pop. Farmer’s Market Cafe. Speaking of unique culinary experi“We’re going to be using the products ences, Taste 208 is hosting a few dinners from the market,” said Wegner. before its main event Saturday, April 13, Wegner and his wife, Mary Jean, were at the Powerhouse Event Center. A fivesome of the founding members of the course winemaker’s dinner is slated for Capital City Public Market, where they sold Thursday, April 4, at 13th Street Pub and prepared lasagnas and chicken pot pies. Grill, and a five-course distiller’s dinner Now, they’ll be slinging those same foods highlighting local spirits will take place along with fresh-cooked fare at BFM. Thursday, April 11, at Fork. Tickets are “The new market, the idea is to go $75 a person and available by calling back to our roots—our food-centric 208-331-3400. roots—which is what the other market Della Mano chef Taite Pearson will bring his eats to Sweet. —Tara Morgan kind of got away from,” said Wegner.





2011 DE STEFANI VENIS, $28 The grapes for this Italian entry come from the Le Ronche estate, located northeast of Venice. The aromas here are reserved but lovely, with sweet clover, pink lady apples, wet stone and mineral. It’s an elegantly structured, well-integrated wine that’s subtle but complex. The creamy melon, gooseberry and ripe apple flavors are balanced by high-toned acidity on the crisp and refreshing finish. 2011 DOMAINE FOURNIER SAUVIGNON, $13.99 This wine is from a family owned domaine in France’s Loire Valley that is known for its outstanding Sancerres. This entry-level bottling is made with grapes from younger vines, but profits from that pedigree. The enticing Waldorf salad-like aromas combine green apple, celery, fresh cut hay and lavender. The palate is a refreshing mix of bright apple, honeydew melon and lime, while the crisp finish is colored by shades of basil and citrus zest. 2012 JULES TAYLOR WINES SAUVIGNON BLANC, $17.99 This is quintessential New Zealand sauvignon blanc, a pure expression of the variety with that sassy Kiwi attitude. You get bright citrus and grass on the nose with a big hit of herb and an intriguing bit of dill. In the mouth, it’s a vibrant combo of citrus fruit (crisp lemon, lime and grapefruit), melon and apple, backed by touches of white pepper and lemon zest on the racy finish. —David Kirkpatrick

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32 Answer to 67-Across, per Yeats 37 One of over 100 on a table 38 River of Phoenix 39 Go back over 42 Accomplished 43 [Shocking!] 46 Water-into-wine site 48 “Star Wars” biped 49 Answer to 67-Across, per Malraux 55 Indignant reply 58 Oranges and lemons 59 Cry with a fist pump 60 1994 film based on an “S.N.L.” skit 61 Porto-___ (capital of Benin) 64 Terrestrial opening? 66 What’s nothing but problems? 67 Classic question answered six times in this puzzle 70 Camera shop item, informally 74 Certain feed 77 Rustbucket 78 Stiff drink, maybe 80 Fiver 83 KNO3, in Britain 85 End an engagement? 88 Answer to 67-Across, per Beethoven 92 “___ Said” (Neil Diamond hit) 93 Pop singer Brickell 94 Cutty ___ (clipper ship) 95 Kerfuffle 98 Particular sort 102 Some, in Sevilla 104 Moved along, as an old train 107 Answer to 67-Across, per Nietzsche 111 See 111-Down 113 On ___ with 114 Property encumbrance 115 Courses 116 Answer to 67-Across, per Emerson 121 Besmirches 122 Iona College athlete 123 Defame 124 Whoopi’s role in “The Color Purple”

125 Rock and Roll Hall-ofFamer James 126 Office nos. 127 Pulls in 128 What darners darn 129 Like many highlighter colors

DOWN 1 Crossed a picket line 2 Mediterranean salad with bulgur wheat, chopped tomatoes and parsley 3 Gave a hand where one shouldn’t? 4 Hillary, once 5 Harsh 6 Advanced degree? 7 “___ say more?” 8 Hospital procedure, for short 9 Undiluted 10 Davis’s domain: Abbr. 11 Hardly a mansion 12 Composer Previn 13 Like most Bluetooth headsets 14 As easy as pie, say 15 As easy as ___ 16 Haul off 17 Chairlift alternative 18 Some November paraders, for short 25 1804 symphony that includes a funeral march 26 “Get ___!” 28 Notable mother of estranged brothers 33 Barrel part 34 Wane 35 Barreled toward 36 Not kosher 40 ___ d’Ivoire 41 Squeezes (out) 44 U.S.S.R. part: Abbr. 45 Legislative assemblies 47 NBC vis-à-vis “Meet the Press” 49 Greek vowel 50 Narrow inlet 51 Fidelity 52 Service call? 53 Match part 54 Dungeons & Dragons co.

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Director Wenders Greek vowel W.W. II transport: Abbr. Compete Traditional enemies of the Kiowa 65 Like good water for snorkeling 67 Beside 68 Greek goddesses of the seasons 69 Mimics 71 Fancy tie 72 Christiansen who founded Lego 73 What a dispensary dispenses, for short 75 Lead-in to -tard 76 Slam 78 Those not favored 79 Hosp. areas 80 “Yeah, right!” 81 Bridges of note 82 Nightmarish thoroughfare? 84 Reach, with “at” 86 Tellico Dam agcy. 87 Pfizer competitor 89 Menu heading 90 Eat by candlelight, say 91 Necklace makeup, maybe L A S T N A N C E












95 Roil 96 Not challenge 97 Certain Ukrainian 99 Carillon sound 100 Challenge 101 Big shock 103 Funny sort 105 Sky light, for short? 106 Wheat protein 108 Two-time Olympic ice-skating medalist Brian 109 Word on mail from Spain 110 Angler’s line 111 With 111-Across, do battle 112 Prince in “Troilus and Cressida” 117 Green and Gore 118 “Golly gee!” 119 Returns letters? 120 German pronoun Go to www.boiseweekly. com and look under extras for the answers to this week’s puzzle. Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

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NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Kya Nichole Garcia Legal name of child Case No. CV NC 1223597 ANOTHER NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor)) A Petition to change the name of Kya Garcia, a minor, now residing in the city of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Kya Nichole Fivecoat. The reason for the change in name is: So Kya has the same last name as her parent. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on April 9, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: FEB 25 2013 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR Deputy Clerk March 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA In the Matter of: JOHNNY MINEKO MINNIS Child(ren) Under the Age of Eighteen Years. Case No.: CV NC 1303019 A Petition to change the name of Johnny Mineko Minnis, now residing in the City of Boise, Ada County, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court of Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Johnny Mineko Jeglum. The reason for the name change is so



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that the child will have the same last name as her mother. A hearing for the Petition is scheduled for 25 of April, 2013 at 130 p.m. at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. DATED this 26th day of February, 2013. CHRISTOPHER D. RICH DEIRDRE PRICE Clerk of the Court Fourth Judicial District March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2013. LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. CV OC 201203642, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, Rivers End Neighborhood Association, Plaintiff, v. Shelle Allen, Defendant. TO: SHELLE ALLEN You have been sued by Rivers End Neighborhood Association, the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 201203642. The nature of the claim against you is for unpaid homeowner association assessments, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court at: Clerk of the Court Ada County Courthouse 200 W. Front Street Boise, Idaho 83702-7300 Telephone: (208) 287-6900 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at: Sarah Anderson of VIAL FOTHERINGHAM LLP, 12828 LaSalle Dr Ste 101, Boise, ID 83702, Telephone 208-629-4567, Facsimile 208-3921400.

A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. DATE: Feb 27 2012. BY: CHRISTOPHER D. RICH, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: /s/ LUTOLEDO, Deputy Clerk Pub. Mar. 20, 27, April 3, & 10, 2013. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Robert Moroni Lazenby Case No. CV NC 1301015 Another NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Robert Moroni Lazenby, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Bobbie Angel. The reason for the change in name is : to reflect the change in my gender identity-Female. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on May 9, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: MAR 14 2013 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. March 20, 27, April 3, & 10, 2013 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Abby Lynn Green Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1305174 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Abby Lynn Garden, now residing in the City of Kuna, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name

will change to Abby Lynn Hoskisson. The reason for the change in name is: divorce. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 21, 2013 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: March 21, 2013 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBRA URIZAR Deputy Clerk Pub. April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2013.



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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Art cannot be modern,” said Austrian painter Egon Schiele. “Art is primordially eternal.” I love that idea. Not all of the artifacts called “art” fit that scrupulous definition, of course. Katy Perry’s music and the film Wreck It Ralph may have some entertainment value, but they’re not primordially eternal. I bring this up, Aries, because I think you have entered a particularly wild and timeless phase of your own development. Whether or not you are literally an artist, you have a mandate to create your life story as a primordially eternal work of art. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “All my best ideas come from having no answer, from not knowing,” said pioneer filmmaker John Cassavetes. I hope that testimony cheers you up, Taurus. As hard as it may be for you to imagine, you are on the verge of a breakthrough. As you surf the chaotic flow and monitor the confusing hubbub, you are brewing the perfect conditions for an outburst of creativity. Rejoice in the blessing of not knowing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Sant” is a Hindi word that comes from a Sanskrit verb meaning “to be good” and “to be real.” Personally, I know a lot of people who are either real or good, but few are both. The good ones tend to be overly polite, and the real ones don’t put a priority on being nice. So here’s your assignment, Gemini: to be good and real; to have compassionate intentions even as you conduct yourself with authenticity; to bestow blessings everywhere you go while at the same time being honest and clear and deep. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you have the power to pull off this strenuous feat. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let’s take a look back at the first three months of 2013. How have you been doing? If I’m reading the astrological markers accurately, you have jettisoned a portion of the psychic gunk that had accumulated in you during the past six years. You have partially redeemed the shadowy side of your nature and you have to some degree ripened the most immature part. There’s also the matter of your heart. You have managed some healing of a wound that had festered there for a long time. So here’s my question for you: Is it possible for you to do more of this good work? The target date for completion is your birthday. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Naturalist Charles Darwin formulated the theory of evolution, which has been one of history’s most influential hypotheses. A crucial event in his early development as a scientist was a five-year trip he took around the world when he was in

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his 20s. The research he conducted along the way seeded many of his unique ideas. The writing he did established his reputation as a noteworthy author. And yet before his journey, his father tried to talk him out of embarking, calling it a “wild scheme” and “a useless undertaking.” Did your parents or other authorities ever have a similar response to one of your brilliant projects? If so, now would be a good time to heal the wound caused by their opposition.

Sometime soon, I think you should whisper words like those to a person or animal you love. It’s time for you to be as romantic and lyrical as possible. You need to bestow and attract the nourishment that comes from expressing extravagant tenderness. For even better results, add this sweetness from French poet Paul Valery: “I am what is changing secretly in you.” And try this beauty from Walt Whitman: “We were together. I forget the rest.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’ve got three affirmations for you, Virgo. Say them out loud and see if they might work. 1. “I will be engrossed in fascinating experiences that feed my curiosity, but I will not be obsessed with grueling frustrations that drain my energy.” 2. “I will be committed to love if it opens my eyes and heart, but I will not be infatuated with maddening conundrums that jiggle my fear.” 3. “I will give myself freely to learning opportunities that offer me valuable lessons I can use to improve my life, but I will be skeptical toward rough-edged tests that ask far more from me than they offer in return.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) had an ecstatic relationship with the California wilderness. He studied it as a scientist and he worshiped it as a mystical devotee. During the course of his communion with the glaciers and peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, he came close to seeing them as living entities that evolved over long periods of time. “Glaciers move in tides,” he wrote. “So do mountains. So do all things.” With Muir as your inspiration, I invite you to identify the very gradual currents and tides that have flowed for years through your own life, Capricorn. It’s prime time to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the big, slowmoving cycles that have brought you to where you are today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Pole of inaccessibility” is a term that explorers use to identify places on the Earth that are hard—and interesting—to get to. On each continent, it’s usually considered to be the spot that’s farthest from the coastline. For instance, there’s a pole of inaccessibility near the frozen center of Antarctica. Its elevation is over 12,000 feet and it has the planet’s coldest average temperatures. As for the oceanic pole of inaccessibility, it’s an area in the South Pacific that’s most remote from land. By my reckoning, Libra, you would benefit from identifying what your own personal version of this point is, whether it’s literal or metaphorical. I think it’s also a great time to transform your relationship with it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Every April, the ancient Romans celebrated a festival known as Robigalia. Among the rites they performed were ceremonies to exorcise the god of rust and mildew. I suggest you consider reviving that old practice, Scorpio. You would benefit from spending a few days waging war against insidious rot. You could start by scrubbing away all the sludge, scum and gunk from your home, car and workplace. Next, make a similar effort on a metaphorical level. Scour the muck, glop and grime out of your psyche. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting,” Tinkerbell says that to Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie’s famous story.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): American author William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize for literature, an indication that he had abundant talent. The prose he wrote was often experimental, cerebral and complex. He was once asked what he would say to readers who found it difficult to grasp his meaning “even after reading it two or three times.” His reply: “Read it four times.” My counsel to you, Aquarius, is similar. When faced with a challenging event or situation that taxes your understanding, keep working to understand it even past the point where you would normally quit. There will be rewards, I promise. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Dear Rob: I just consulted an astrologer, and he told me that my planets are very weak because they’re in the wrong houses and have bad aspects. Please tell me what this means. Am I cursed? Is there any way to remedy my afflictions?—Paranoid Pisces.” Dear Pisces: Whoever told you that nonsense is an incompetent astrologer. You shouldn’t heed him. There’s no such thing as one’s planets being weak or being in the wrong houses or having bad aspects. There may be challenges, but those are also opportunities. Luckily, the coming weeks will be prime time for you Pisceans to overthrow the influence of inept “experts” and irresponsible authorities like him. Reclaim your power to define your own fate from anyone who has stolen it from you.


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Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 41  

Price of Place: Putting a monetary value on Boise's treasured open space

Boise Weekly Vol. 21 Issue 41  

Price of Place: Putting a monetary value on Boise's treasured open space