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GET ON THE BUS The state of the Treasure Valley’s transit system FIRST THURSDAY 19

ART HAPPENS Plan your First Thursday with listings, maps and more NOISE 24

WITH THE BAND Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s memorable connection to Boise ARTS 28

GOING TO THE ZOO Green Zoo Theatre debuts original works

“I believe Boise is destined to become a great city.”

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NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE It’s Labor Day and I’m sitting in my office at BWHQ writing this note. I didn’t think much of that fact—newsrooms rarely shut down for anything other than Christmas or an especially hung-over New Year’s Day—until I came across a headline on Huffington Post (yeah, I read HoPo, sue me): “The Depressing Truth About Labor in America.” I assumed “the depressing truth” was going to be something about low pay or lack of benefits or some other metric that proves just how much we’re wailed on compared to various European countries. Data regarding pay (which is vastly lower than in most every other industrialized nation) and benefits (pretty much everybody else in the First World is way better cared for by government and industry) usually paints the picture of an abused American worker. I was a little surprised to read that “the depressing truth” is not that we’re underpaid and unloved, it’s that we don’t know how to quit working. According to a survey of more than 2,000 workers by market research firm Harris Interactive, 91 percent of employed Americans perform work-related tasks during personal time. That’s believable if you count casually checking your work email on a Sunday afternoon, but the data get a little more revealing when the minutes are added up: 37 percent of employed Americans report working 10 or more hours per week during “personal time.” That’s a lot more effort than simply writing an email or two. Australians and Brits have similar problems clocking out—90 percent of survey respondents reported doing some work after hours—but only 27 percent and 18 percent, respectively, said they sacrificed 10 or more hours of personal time per week. We’re not very good at taking vacations, either: 50 percent of Americans (and Aussies) said they do some work on vacations, compared to only 34 percent of British workers. Of course, according to data from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, workers in the United Kingdom are guaranteed 28 paid vacation days per year, while Australian employers are mandated to offer 20 days per year (plus eight paid holidays). The number of legally required vacation days/ holidays in the United States: zero. Which puts us last among the top 21 economies in the world. Including China. Ouch. Maybe I’ll go home a little early today. —Zach Hagadone

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

BELLY UP Idaho’s chinook salmon are already having a tough time, but what caused the death of 160 adult fish? Get the details at Citydesk.

MONKEY BUSINESS Zoo Boise officials turned a tragedy into a silver lining when they unveiled the new Patas monkey exhibit at the zoo. Check out the new habitat at Citydesk.

PAY UP If you’ve thought gas prices in Idaho seem a little too high, you’re not imagining things. The state now has some of the highest prices in the country. Why? Find out at Citydesk.

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MAIL MIND YOUR OWN BIZ Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman sent Boise officials a letter opposing the $33.8 million bond initiative unveiled in Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s 2013 State of the City address (Boiseweekly.com, Citydesk, “Freedom Foundation: Too Many ‘Wants,’ Not ‘Needs’ in Boise Bond Proposal,” Aug. 27, 2013), prompting this missive in rebuttal: Perhaps it’s because he doesn’t even live in Boise, but Hoffman’s misguided plea to our Boise City Council to not put a bond on the ballot this November demonstrates a lack of understanding about Boise, Boiseans and the history of this city that we love. Boiseans have understood for 150 years that a great city takes investment. From the beautiful parks, Foothills and a downtown that we enjoy, to the good schools and safe neighborhoods that we cherish, we all know that a city of Boise’s caliber doesn’t just spring up without investment and devotion. Hoffman claims that parks and open spaces are just for “fun” and that they aren’t “needs” so we shouldn’t get to vote on them. Since when did a guy from Nampa have so many opinions on how to run our city? Over the last 150 years Boiseans have made it clear that we take our open space and parks seriously and we’ve demonstrated that through our commitment to maintain and increase them. I prepared this letter in rebuttal to Hoffman when I first heard about the city considering these bonds because of course the Idaho Freedom Foundation is against Boiseans having more “fun” things

like parks and open space. Somehow, to them, freedom also means your kid can play in a dirt lot, instead of in a neighborhood park. To them, freedom means you can buy a gym membership instead of going for a run in the Foothills. Their model of freedom seems to claim that pooling resources for a common good will hurt people and society in the long run, yet that’s exactly how a good city like Boise functions. Can you imagine Boise if Hoffman had his way the last 150 years? What would our city be like without the Foothills? Without Julia Davis Park? The Greenbelt or Ann Morrison? Without our tree and flower-lined streets? Hoffman’s plea centers around an argument that Idaho’s statewide unemployment rate is rising, but he forgot to mention that Boise’s unemployment rate is sinking. In fact, Boise’s unemployment rate has dropped from 9 percent in January 2010 to 5.5 percent as of April 2013. Using a rising statewide unemployment rate to argue against a bond in a city with a dropping unemployment rate doesn’t really make sense. Our property rates have risen, too, with Ada County property values at an increase of 21.6 percent in the last year. And let’s not forget that Boise is consistently identified as a great city for a variety of reasons in magazines and top 10 lists. Even if Boiseans waited to consider the bonds until the economy was improved, Hoffman would still object because it doesn’t align with his political philosophy. But Boiseans understand that electing pragmatic city council members who can

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balance the cost of amenities with the benefit we receive is the best thing for our city. For Boiseans, it’s not just about small government. It’s about smart government. Hoffman spends a lot of time in Boise when he’s lobbying the state legislature for more freedom. I hope when he’s here he enjoys our city as much as we do. But I also hope he realizes that it’s one of the best cities in America because we love it and we’re not afraid to each make a small investment that has big returns on our quality of life and our economy. Sorry Hoffman, we’re not about ready to stop investing in a city that Boiseans before us have loved for over 150 years just because you emailed our city council a letter from Nampa. Try elsewhere. —Emily Walton Boise

CUT THE CARTS A story on the Volunteer Greenbelt Patrol (BW, Rec, “Greenbelt PD: Volunteers Protect and Serve on the Greenbelt,” Aug. 28, 2013) caused one online commenter to ask why some get to break the rules. As a frequent Greenbelt user, I’m grateful for the spirit of volunteerism manifested by these folks, and for the service they provide. However, I’d be very happy if they would eliminate the “golf carts.” There are numerous signs along the Greenbelt that proclaim, “NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES.” And with good reason—at the very least, a golf cart putt-putting along the path disrupts the serenity that prevails, and at worst they create hazards for other users that would otherwise not exist. And besides that, they perpetuate a notion that municipal officials are somehow immune from rules and regulations that apply to us common folks. If we lose the free collar/ leash and bike maintenance services, so be it. —bikeboy

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OPINION/BILL COPE

ICH BIN EIN BSUER And Dr. Kustra, just kidding about eating my dust All you need to call yourself a “university” these days is a semi-pro football team and a rotating list of adjunct faculty willing to pay for their own on-campus parking... I wrote that five weeks ago expecting readers would recognize it as a dig at what is a very popular institution hereabouts: Boise State University. The insult to the integrity of Boise State was just one more in a series that goes back many years in this column, and in my general attitude for many years before I ever started writing these columns. Yes, I am admitting my snottiness about what is now the biggest, brashest university within Idaho’s borders has been with me for a long time—probably since that cuddly little two-year community school—Boise Junior College—was so presumptuous as to grow itself into a four-year institution five decades ago. My attitude started as a school boy’s affectation, I’m sure, propagated by the near reverence I felt for the surroundings I was immersed in at the time: the University of Idaho. My Boise State prejudices have been challenged before. I have two brothers, both as smart as me and both more successful than me, who did all their college-level lawrnin’ there, and just about every friend I’ve managed to hang onto is either a Boise State alum, a Boise State fan or both. (It has been generally agreed that if we wish to remain friends, we should speak neither of religion, politics or the f***ing Broncos.) However, after that last opinion appeared (BW, Opinion, “President Me,” July, 31, 2013), I was contacted by a Boise State professor who had had all he could take of my snobbery. I pass his response on only lightly edited: “Like you, I find that living in this beautiful part of the country is marred primarily by the ‘race to the bottom of the stupidity barrel’ by our majority GOP politicos. One of the things you and I are likely to share is the powerful sense that Idaho would be a better place if the state’s political structure were to offer education more attention, respect and critically, more support and resources. This is true for both K-12 and higher education. I believe you’d agree that the more education people receive, and the better that education is, the better the state would be. Schools, including all of Idaho’s institutions of higher education, are Good Things. “Given that, I want to ask that you reconsider something that you’ve been doing for a while: taking shots at Boise State University. Because of the recent prominence of the football team ... many assume that the disproportionate media coverage mirrors the actual emphasis the university places on its athletics versus academics. This could not be further from the case. I know this first hand. I understand why some folks might make this mistake. ... This misunderstanding is harder to understand coming from you. “I have seen extraordinary growth in the

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academic reach of BSU since 1987. Many of the universities’ programs are absolutely stellar, as is the case with the University of Idaho. These academic successes do not get much media coverage, but you and I both know that the universities’ academic programs contribute much more to the welfare of the state ... than do gridiron athletics on Saturdays. “Bill, please consider reigning in your criticisms of BSU. ... You, I, and the rest of the state benefit daily from the work done at BSU, work that has nothing to do with athletic success. I believe the U of I has value because it contributes to the state’s educated citizenry, as it has for over a century. I believe the same of BSU. I’d ask that you consider joining me in celebrating both universities. Bashing BSU does not advance the U of I. Both are critical in moving Idaho in the direction you and I would love to see. Both need as much support as we can muster. Thanks, __________” U He didn’t want his name printed, and I respect that. The points he made were persuasive enough to make me want to meet him—which happened—and during our conversations, he laid out many of the improvements he has witnessed in his 26 years teaching at Boise State. I was impressed with both him and his argument, which basically distills to this: Advocates for stronger education in Idaho—be it in the public schools or the universities—should not be squabbling over who is better at what. We must recognize there is a common mission, as well as a common threat to that mission—I would call it a common enemy—and for the sake of their futures as viable institutions, the only choice they have is to become strong allies. As state officials sneak about pawning Idaho’s education off to the most contributionfriendly operators; as evidence gathers that the privatization efforts—from charter schools to online colleges and politically motivated programs with catchy titles—e.g., No Child Left Behind, Students Come First, Teach For America, blah blah blah—are falling far short of being the miracle solutions they were originally cracked up to be; as our nation’s ivied halls are being priced beyond the reach of middle-class kids, I have been immature in my attitude toward Boise State. Aside from the advances that school has made in its academics, especially in an atmosphere often antagonistic to academics, I should have realized that any authentic educational experience is better than taking a few online courses and getting a degree through the mail. And even adjunct instructors are better than a disembodied presence on a computer screen, lecturing course material to thousands of students at once. I have been wrong, and going forward, I will speak ill of Boise State no more. Just don’t expect to see me at any f***ing Bronco games, OK? WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


JOHN REMBER/OPINION

NOT YOUR DAD’S PLANET Predicting what the future will say about us

My college geology class was taught by Stephen Jay Gould, an evolutionary biologist who loved fossils and the lost worlds they evoked. He was obsessed by the variety of the Earth’s species. He said they showed the near-infinite number of forms life could take, given 1 billion years, continuous solar energy and a small, wet planet. Gould’s lectures demonstrated how the Earth’s climate goes through periodic phase changes from really warm (most of geological history) to cool with ice caps (now). Tiny changes in the Earth’s orbit, atmosphere and surface have, at separate times in the deep past, caused redwood forests to grow on Ellesmere Island—west of Greenland—and oceans to freeze all the way to the equator. That geology class, with its emphasis on physical cause and effect, made it easy to believe in human-caused climate change. Take a planet in its cool phase. Cut down its rainforests, cover large areas with concrete and asphalt, dump billions of tons of carbon dioxide and methane into its atmosphere, stain its ice caps with coal smoke and you’ve begun the phase change back to a really warm planet. There’s no stopping it. Feedback loops come into play. Siberia and Alaska and northern Canada become giant methane and carbon dioxide generators. Ashes from burning forests cover more glaciers and icecaps. Open water in the Arctic Ocean absorbs far more sunlight than ice does, which creates more open water, which absorbs more sunlight. Jet stream anomalies create droughts and floods where farmers used to grow crops. Tundra dries out. Warming oceans stop absorbing carbon dioxide. Deserts grow, fire by fire, dust storm by dust storm. You can’t get back to the soft green valleys and snow-covered mountains. Not much that is humanly good will come of all this, except for the fact that climatechange deniers will have plenty of sand to hide their heads in. Beyond that, I’m unwilling to predict. As many a soothsayer has discovered, it’s unwise to get specific about the future. Years back, I saw predictions of a reduction of human numbers from 7 billion to 500 million by 2100, mostly as a result of running out of fossil fuels. Then the same people changed their predictions to human extinction by 2050, mostly because we’re not going to run out of fossil fuels, and when we burn through what we’ve got, the Earth will look like Venus. Contradictions aside, that’s straying too far from the data. The future contains too many variables and out-and-out surprises. It’s much more useful to look clearly at the world and make an honest attempt to predict the present. Here’s what I imagine historians of 2100 will write about the year 2013, even if they are writing with the ends of charred sticks on torch-lit subway tunnel walls: UÊ7…i˜Ê…Õ“>˜Ê«œ«Õ>̈œ˜ÊÀi>V…i`ÊÇÊ billion, people realized that the planet had exceeded its long-term carrying capacity. What WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

they didn’t realize is that it had also exceeded its short-term carrying capacity. Fresh water, in particular, became a limited resource, causing mass migrations and civil wars. UÊ/…iÊiiVÌi`ʏi>`iÀÃʜvÊ̅iÊܜÀ`½ÃÊ`i“œVracies gave up working for the long-term wellbeing of their peoples, and started directing public funds toward the immediate benefit of the three Fs: families, friends and faiths. UÊ >«ˆÌ>ˆÃ“Ê`i«i˜`i`ʜ˜ÊVœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`Ê expansion for its survival. When real economic activity ran up against resource limits, economic policies in developed countries devolved to the other three Fs: funny money, funny credit and funny financial occupations. This devolution allowed economies to preserve their forms if not their functions. UÊ9œÕ˜}Ê«iœ«iʈ˜Ê`iÛiœ«i`ÊVœÕ˜ÌÀˆiÃÊ opted for anesthesia via video games and social networks and other forms of virtual reality. As a group, they constituted an electronic lumpenproletariat, a large population of serf-like sub-adults that passively sustained the status quo despite the efforts of the few old Boomers who could still remember the concept of social justice. Uʈˆœ˜ÃÊÜiÀiʈ˜V>ÀViÀ>Ìi`ÊLiV>ÕÃiÊ̅iʈ˜carceration industry had grown large enough to dictate laws that criminalized almost everybody. Millions of others were engaged in wars or preparation for wars, because the arms industry had grown large enough to militarize almost everybody not already in jail. UÊ Vœ˜œ“ˆVÊVœ˜viÀi˜ViÃÊÜiÀiʅi`Ê>ÌÊ resorts like Davos, Sun Valley and Aspen, where movers-and-shakers were insulated from the effects of their policies by mountains, recreational infrastructures, heavy security and the flattery of sycophants. No wonder they grew ever less responsive to the life-and-death problems of their constituents and employees. That’s what predicting the present looks like. Checking its accuracy depends less on staring at a screen and more on looking out the window. Gould has been extinct for 11 years. His was a voice of reason and justice and sanity in a world that doesn’t have enough of any of them. What I remember best about his class are his lectures on dinosaurs, where he delighted us with critiques of giant-animal movies. King Kong and Godzilla, he said, would die of metabolic-induced heat stroke before they wrecked a single city, and Mothra wouldn’t get off the ground unless the atmosphere had the density of water. Dinosaurs had reached the size limit for land and air animals, and the blue whale could exist only because the cold ocean siphoned away the excess heat. I’ve wondered what Gould, as an evolutionary biologist, would think of humanity these days—if he would see it as a loose grouping of 7 billion individuals or as the soon-to-be-obsolete feedstock for a bloated civilization whose out-of-control metabolism is frying its nerves and congealing its little brain.

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CITYDESK/NEWS JOHN BERTRAM, PRESER VATION IDAHO

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A DIFFERENT TRACK Think of it more as a ‘circulator’ than a ‘streetcar,’ and picture it running north-south GEORGE PRENTICE Wreck it, Idaho. 605 Franklin is no more and 603 Franklin’s fate doesn’t look promising.

KNOCK, KNOCK. WHO’S THERE? CRASH After gracing Boise’s Franklin Street for a century, one historic home is no more, and the wrecking ball is hovering over another as the state of Idaho hastily plows forward with its plans for a parking garage and adjacent surface lot (BW, Citydesk, “State of Idaho: Home Wreckers?” Aug. 21, 2013). “I got there before noon and all that was left were the front steps,” John Bertram wrote to Boise Weekly Aug. 29. “They were left unprotected and now will become a surface parking lot adjacent to the new

I GOT THERE BEF O R E N OON AND AL L T H AT WAS LE FT WERE T HE FRON T S T EPS , ” —John Bertram

600-space parking structure.” Only a week before, BW was sitting with Bertram, president of Preservation Idaho, on the stoop of 603 W. Franklin St., longtime home of Harry Knudsen, co-founder of Morrison-Knudsen Corp. The fate of the structure and 605 W. Franklin were tentative but Bertram had his fingers crossed that a plan from Burr Boynton to move the Knudsen House to the 800 block of West Franklin would save the historic building. But the city of Boise’s Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-3 to nix the plan, saying in order to save the Knudsen House, the plan included the demolition of another historic house at 812 W. Franklin. Boynton may still appeal to the Boise City Council. Meanwhile, the state moved in with its wreckers and laid 605 W. Franklin to ruin. Bertram called the state a “bully” in its ham-fisted favor of a 600-space parking garage, a surface lot at 603 W. Franklin and water runoff retention at 605 W. Franklin. “These historic houses could have created a buffer to the large garage and served as an attractive edge to the neighborhood,” said Bertram. “Even better, they would have served as functional offices and saved money, as the state rents numerous facilities in Boise.” But what the state of Idaho really wants, and apparently it wants it soon, are a lot more parking spaces. —George Prentice

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Remember those maps? You know, those circa 2008-2010 blueprints that showed a possible streetcar running east to west through Boise’s downtown core? Forget about them. Wipe them clean from your memory. Remember the hubbub that swirled around the concept, which first came to public attention in Mayor Dave Bieter’s 2008 State of the City address (BW, News, “Training Wheels,” Aug. 13, 2008), when he said, “If we can do it in 1908, surely we can do it in 2008.” Forget that. Pretend it never happened. The city of Boise and the Capital City Development Corporation, with a lot of help from the URS N Corporation, which knows SO N H O a thing or two about streetJ AN cars (it served as the engineer RY of record for in-operation lines in Portland, Ore., and Seattle and under-construction projects in Atlanta, Ga., and Tucson, Ariz.), are about to take a different track in getting Boise back on the rails in its discussion about a fixed-rail system. And it begins with asking a different question. Instead of: “Would you support a downtown streetcar system?” the question will more likely become: “Would you support a north-south circulator?” “It’s interesting. If you ask whether you support a streetcar project without saying anything more, you’ll get a neutral or, maybe, a nonsupportive stance,” said Boise City Councilwoman Elaine Clegg. “But if you ask, ‘What if it went from the west side of downtown to Boise State, and then eventually up to the Depot, they say, ‘Of course; that would be great.’” And the key, Clegg added, to a fresh look at a new Boise streetcar—the original electric streetcars ran through the city from 18911928—is more input from its citizenry. “I’m going to encourage that we do much more deep, public outreach than simply say, ‘Here, we think this is a great idea. What do you think?’” she said. “We had some public outreach last time, but not in a way that was widely publicized. The people who didn’t

participate didn’t seem to know anything about it. I’m hoping that the media will be a bit more helpful this time in making sure that there’s a public understanding and that citizens have the opportunity to participate.” And that’s why URS is stepping in. “They have a great deal of experience with this,” said Neal Oldemeyer, director of the city’s Public Works Department. “They came out on top, and we’re looking forward to working with them.” The city recently awarded URS (which beat out HDR Engineering and CH2M Hill) a $437,500 contract—$375,000 in federal funds and an additional $125,000 split between the city and CCDC—to conduct what is technically known as an Alternative Analysis. Of particular note is that nowhere in the recently inked professional services contract does the word “streetcar” appear. In fact, the project is called a “downtown circulator.” Simply put, city officials don’t want the general public to picture an antique streetcar clanging through the downtown. Instead,

they want the public to envision a functional loop circulating people through the inner city to the university district, to the Boise Bench and, perhaps sooner than later, the Boise Airport. “Don’t go into this with a closed mind, thinking, ‘Oh, they just want to run this toy train downtown.’ That’s absolutely not what this was ever about,” said Clegg. “This is about creating a last-mile connection from a regional transit system into downtown Boise that people can get into downtown without bringing their car; and once they get downtown, they can get to their destination more easily.” Clegg didn’t hesitate a moment when asked about the possibility of a route running to, and beyond, Boise State University. “Absolutely. I would like to see, best case scenario, this to run past the Depot up to the airport, and onto the Bench,” she said. Equally important would be the circulator’s proximity to a planned multi-modal center. The Gardner Company recently closed a $43 million deal to buy the landmark U.S. Bank Plaza—at Capitol Boulevard and Main Street—with hopes of putting a $12 million multi-modal transit hub at its base. “You would definitely want them to coordinate,” said Clegg. “My experience is that within a block or two would serve it very well.” And what with the Ada County Highway District’s Downtown Boise Implementation Plan including a major redesign of the inner core—converting Third, Fourth, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, Jefferson and part of Eighth streets from existing one-way streets to two-way operations (BW, News, “One More Two-Way,” Aug. 28, 2013)—Assistant City Engineer James Pardy thinks the timing for URS’s analysis couldn’t be better. “The timing is almost perfect,” said Pardy. “The multi-modal center conversation and ACHD plan are all examples that can help leverage decisions for a possible circulator.” Pardy should know. He’s been 9 tasked with being the city’s point WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Advocates for a Boise Streetcar system envisioned an east/west route in 2008-2010, but now they want citizens to picture a north/south route instead, linking Boise’s downtown core with Boise State the Depot, or even the Boise Airport.

The analysis will require a steering comperson in working with the URS team mittee with representatives from CCDC, for the next 18 months. the Community Planning Association of “If you think of it, it’s engineerSouthwest Idaho (better known as COMing 101,” said Pardy. “We have the PASS), Valley Regional Transit, Boise State knowns. We reveal the unknowns. We get University and members of the Boise City more information, weighing them all against possible solutions. We’ll have several parallel Council. Council President Maryanne Jordan told tracks running at once: the technical side of BW that a downtown circulator would be it, as well as all of the public outreach.” “an important first step in the maturation” Oldemeyer, Pardy’s boss at Public Works, of the community’s public transportation said his department is always looking at system. something that he called “the triple bottom “It will allow future connections for line.” alternative forms of transportation, and give “You’re looking at the economics. Then people a convenient way to circulate in and you look at it from an environmental around downtown without having to drive,” perspective and, at the same time, a social she said. “I look forward to the results of this perspective,” he said. analysis.” Oldemeyer insisted that the city had its Councilman marching orders in David Eberle has solving transportabeen a passiontion issues. ate advocate for a “Our citizen circulasurveys say that DON’T GO I NT O T H I S downtown tor since the earliest transportation is conversations surthe No. 1 issue,” W I T H A C L OS E D rounding the idea. he said. “And there M I ND, T HI NK I NG, ‘O H , He said “all great are three pieces to cities have great that: How do you T HE Y J U ST WA NT T O transit systems,” successfully get and the project was people into Boise RU N T HI S T OY T RA IN long overdue. from the west side “Now is the time of the Valley? Then, DOW NT OW N.’ T HAT ’ S to lay that foundahow do you get tion for Boise,” said them around the A B S OL U T E LY NOT W H AT Eberle. “I believe downtown core? T HI S WA S E V E R A BO U T, ” Boise is destined to And that’s where a become a great city, downtown circula—Elaine Clegg and this study is tor comes into play. one element of the And thirdly, how process.” do you move people TJ Thomson, outside of the first elected to the Boise City Council in Nodowntown core, and that’s the bus system.” vember 2009, at the height of the last debate The analysis project, conducted by a full over the possibility of a streetcar project, told team from URS led by Senior Project ManBW that the community has to have more ager John Cullerton, is expected to kick off long-term transportation solutions. in early September and run through the end “A circulator is important for relieving of 2014. congestion and sparking economic growth in “The alternatives analysis is the piece we the downtown core,” he said. “It also serves were missing when we discussed this issue as an important first step in the creation of back in 2008,” Bieter told Boise Weekly. a rail or rapid-bus system, reaching out to “I look forward to seeing the results of the more rural surrounding communities.” study so we can begin to take real action And that, Clegg added, is crucial, again toward building the comprehensive transporsaying that a downtown circulator would tation system our residents deserve.” 8

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become “that last mile.” “If we get a regional system that could then cut into the existing rail lines that come into the Depot, that would be vital,” she said. “I think it’s much more likely that people will ride it if they know a streetcar is waiting for them. Study after study has shown that. Regardless, something has to connect from the Depot to downtown. Whatever the circulator turns out to be, it needs to go there. The questions are: Does it go downtown first? Or does it go downtown last?” Boise’s newest council member, Ben Quintana, who is up for re-election this November along with Jordan and Thomson, said Boise’s high-profile construction projects point to the city’s need to move people more efficiently. “I see a downtown circulator as part of a comprehensive transportation system that complements car and bus service, improves bicycle friendliness and enhances walkability,” said Quintana. “Ideally, a downtown circulator would connect the airport, Boise Depot, Boise State, downtown and the 30th Street area.” Councilwoman Lauren McLean, on the front line of a citywide sustainability initiative (BW, News, “A Sustainable Boise,” May 29, 2013) said she could readily envision a circulator. “A streetcar is part of that vision. Imagine people connecting to Boise State for games, to our downtown shops and Saturday market, and even—down the road—to our spectacular river park,” said McLean. “I believe a downtown streetcar—if the experts say it could work—would be a good investment in Boise’s future.” And while nobody is floating any maps of what a downtown circulator route might look like, the public can definitely start thinking north-south and forget that eastwest thing, at least for now. “What we learned is that maybe we need to be looking more at a north-south route that would take us to Boise State and beyond, possibly, to the Depot and maybe out a bit further, maybe to the airport,” said Oldemeyer. “That’s not to say that, at some point in time, the east-west doesn’t come into play. There is a longer vision. Granted, we’re focused on the downtown circulator, but you can’t look at that in isolation.”

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KELLIE AND MAC WIRTH A lunch date with the Obamas GEORGE PRENTICE Breaking a front tooth wasn’t the best thing that ever happened to 8-year-old Mac Wirth, but it sure was a good icebreaker when he met President Barack Obama “The president asked me my name and where I was from,” Wirth told Boise Weekly, with the biggest of grins. “Then he asked, ‘Did anyone in Boise tell you that someone stole your tooth?’” Mac and his mom, Kellie, got some face time with the president and First Lady Michelle Obama when they were special guests at a July 9 White House “Kids’ State Dinner”—even though it was technically lunch. Mac was Idaho’s winning entrant in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, and for his culinary skills (with a lot of help from Kellie) was invited to the nation’s capital along with 53 other young chefs. BW sat down with the third-grader and his mom in their Boise kitchen to talk about their winning recipe and how Mac spent his summer to remember.

How did you lose that tooth? Mac: I was in music class and I was getting ready for a performance. It started bleeding, so I went into the bathroom, got a few napkins and went ahead with the performance. You know, because music is a have-to. What’s a have-to? Mac: When you have to do something. School is a have-to. And if you’re not in school or doing your homework, what are you doing? Mac: Basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and I run track. Wow. Mac: Wait, there’s more. I’m on a swim team. In the winter, I’m

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skiing; both downhill and Nordic. I’m guessing you’re really into food Kellie: I think we’re simple foodies. We really love to cook. Mac: I have the biggest appetite on the face of the earth. I love eating healthy. A lot of kids don’t eat too healthy. Mac: I’ll try anything if it doesn’t have a lot of corn syrup or sugar. Last night, my mom made something with chicken, spaghetti and grilled veggies. What was that called? Kellie: It’s called chicken, spaghetti and grilled veggies. I must say that even the title of

your recipe, Veggie Barley Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette, sounds delicious. Kellie: The deadline was Mother’s Day and we threw it together pretty quickly. Mac: Tomatoes, carrots, spinach, barley, red and yellow bell peppers, orange juice, vinegar and honey. Kellie: We clicked “submit,” and it was gone. And how long did you wait to see if you were successful? Kellie: We had just come home from vacation June 17 and, honestly, we forgot about it. We got an email that day saying our trip to the White House was in July. It was wild. Only one parent could go to the White House, so my husband Adam and daughter Lucy had to stay home. We took my husband’s mother with us and we did a lot of sightseeing in D.C. Mac: We visited the Spy Museum, which was so cool, and toured Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian. Tell me about your big day at the White House. Kellie: They treated it like a real state dinner. They announced us as we came into the room and there was even a press line.

Mac: That room was bigger than our house. Kellie: The Marine Corps band was playing, a magician was making huge balloon animals and the kids pretty much had the run of the second floor. And the big surprise was… Mac: That our recipe was being served for lunch. Kellie: We had no idea. It was so… I can’t describe it. Tell me about meeting Michelle Obama. Mac: So cool. She was dancing with a bunch of us kids as Rachel Crow was singing. I eventually got up and danced, too. Kellie: I said, “When will you ever get a chance to dance with Michelle Obama?” Mac: And then the president came in. Kellie: He talked about how he didn’t like vegetables when he was a kid but how thankful he was that he was married to someone who knows how to prepare them the way they should taste. You’ve got a pretty good story to tell everyone at school this fall. Mac: Or I could just pick up a bunch of Boise Weeklys and hand them out.

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But it’s in the afternoon, going back home, that Ontiveros spends the most time waiting. “Right now, when I get to CWI [College of Western Idaho] in Nampa, I’ve got another 40-minute wait before I can catch another bus that will actually get me going home.� This is the fastest way home for Ontiveros, who used to take a different route. After getting off work at 2 p.m., he wouldn’t get home until 6 p.m. But, for Ontiveros and other public transit commuters in the Treasure Valley, there isn’t much they can do about the long waits. “You got to do what you got to do to get back and forth, so it’s all on you,� he said. “I myself lost my driver’s license, so I’m dependent on public transportation. It’s pretty reliable. It’d be nice if it was more frequent, but it is what it is.� According to a study by the Brookings Institution in 2011, the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area ranks No. 22 out of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the percentage of jobs that are within 45 minutes of public transportation. But, when it comes to the frequency of public transportation, Boise ranks No. 90. While there is opportunity for public transportation to thrive, the frequency of service may be detracting from that success.

9$//(<5(*,21$/75$16,7 For Valley Regional Transit, the company responsible for bus routes throughout the Treasure Valley, hearing about more service is a daily occurrence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our customer service probably gets ďŹ ve to 10 requests a day for additional service,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Barker, service development manager for VRT. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We budget so tightly that every minute that we can put out on the road for buses, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put out on the road. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty much maxed out with what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to do with the funding that we have.â&#x20AC;? Currently, VRT receives money from both local and federal governments, but none from the state. According to Rick Thompson, VRT ďŹ nance director, the amount of local funding directly affects the amount of money they receive from the federal government. Last year, VRT received $14.6 million from the federal government; but to get to that number, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a complex web of ďŹ gures. For example, the preventative maintenance budget for Boise

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is a 80-20 match, with the federal government paying 80 percent and the city chipping in the other 20 percent. For operating costs, Boise is too big of a city to receive federal funding, thus being funded 100 percent by the city. Nampa, on the other hand, is a 50-50 match for operating costs. With the addition of more local funding, VRT would be able to receive more money from the federal government, allowing for potential growth. For now, each year is a ďŹ nancial struggle. With public transportation competing with everything else, like schools, parks, police and ďŹ re departments, VRT never knows for certain how much money it will receive from year to year. Currently, VRT receives around $6 million every year from local governments, a ďŹ gure that Thompson says hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed very much in ďŹ ve years. Paired with the money from the federal government, VRT had total revenues of almost $21.7 million in 2012. In 2005, VRT put together a Regional Operation and Capital Improvement Plan, a dream plan of how it would like to see public transportation grow in the Treasure Valley. The report shows where VRT would like to be, ideally, six years after implementation. There are ďŹ gures showing expanded and more frequent bus service and ideas for a commuter rail and downtown circulator (see News, page 8). The major hurdle to this six-year plan wasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and still isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;funding. According to the report, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Six-Year-Plan is tied to the approval of a regional dedicated source fund.â&#x20AC;? The plan would require a $44.6 million budget for operations and was assumed to begin in 2007. Six years later, the valley has seen little improvement in public transportation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We rely on the generosity, in big part, of a lot of the areas that receive service from us. But we are going to move on. You have to have a vision, so if you ever do have that funding in place, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be ready to move it in,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Carnopis, community relations and marketing manager for VRT. The problem: There is still no dedicated funding source, which has left both VRT and the public wanting more. Lupita Connor, a graduate student at Boise State University, rides the bus from Caldwell and Nampa. On the route she takes, the bus only comes once every hour. That long interval between buses has put Connor in a bind when she has arrived late to the stop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One day I was desperate and I had to stalk

people and beg them for a ride because I had to catch my son from school,â&#x20AC;? Connor said. Another time, she had to chase down the bus on her bike and beg for a ride. Connor, who also works at Boise State, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind seeing more buses every hour, making her daily trip more convenient. There were attempts in 2007 and 2008 to pass a local-option tax through the Idaho Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a measure that could be used to dedicate funding for public transportation. According to the Associated Press, in 2008 there was opposition from some lawmakers who thought that a local-option tax was just a way for local governments to increase taxes. There was also a plan to enact a constitutional amendment that required 66 percent of voters to pass a sales tax increase. Other legislators viewed local-option taxes as a way for Idahoans to vote yes or no on local needs. But, as in 2007, the attempt to pass a local-option sales tax in 2008 died. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last time we did that, the hearing rooms were standing-room-only, in terms of people supporting getting dedicated funding for us [VRT],â&#x20AC;? Barker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They actually had to extend the number of hearings they had. But the bill, I believe, never made it out of committee.â&#x20AC;? There have been several ways discussed for public transportation to receive dedicated funding, including the gas tax. Currently, the gas tax is dedicated only for roads, so it would require a rewriting of the Idaho Constitution to allow the money to go to public transportation as well. There have been analyses done to see how else the state could generate revenue for public transportation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last time that analysis was done, the local-option came out as the most feasible,â&#x20AC;? Barker said.

:+$7,6$/2&$/237,217$;" A local-option tax gives cities and counties the ability to create a tax, but only with public approval at the ballot. This can be extremely helpful when trying to fund a regional project such as public transportation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many, if not most, of the states in the region have some sort of local-option tax authority,â&#x20AC;? said Stephanie Witt, director of the applied research center at Boise State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, our cities and counties are kind of at a disadvantage.â&#x20AC;? Cities and counâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Our cus ties WRPHUVHUYLFH receive SUREDEO\JHWV most ÂżYHWR of their requests a day income IRUDGGLWLRQDO through service.â&#x20AC;? property tax. -Mary Barker, serThis vice development income manager for VRT has to be spread across all the services that cities and counties supply. One thing that a local-option tax can allow is for money to be designated to a speciďŹ c area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Pueblo, Colo., they have a local-option sales tax of half-a-cent,â&#x20AC;? Witt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That money goes only for

economic development so they can attract businesses there and build the infrastructure to attract people there.â&#x20AC;? Cities and counties in Idaho have been lobbying for a local-option tax for about 20 years, according to Witt. So far, there has been no success. In a public policy survey conducted by Boise State, 56 percent of people support cities and counties having voter-approved local-option tax authority. The numbers were almost the same across all political parties as well. Democrats supported the idea with 59 percent, Republicans with 55 percent and Independents with 66 percent. But the people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only ones in support of a local-option tax. Witt says that the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has been in support of a local-option tax for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very intrigued by [local-option taxes] and we like the fact that it allows cities to choose the projects that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have,â&#x20AC;? Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Connors said. Even with support from the public and the business community, local-option taxing authority just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to gain traction at the Statehouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a reluctance, I think, at the state government level, by the party in power, to share power and to leave revenue on the table as an option for people in local communities who can make the decisions on their own and can vote on their own about whether they want to tax themselves,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Grant Burgoyne, a Boise Democrat who sits on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. He added that the beauty of local-options is that the people decide whether they want to tax themselves, unlike state taxes, which only get approved by the Legislature. But if the state taxes too much on the state level, communities and cities are left with no room to tax their people for their needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kind of preempted their ability, in local units of government, to work on their own problems and solve their own problems; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken their power,â&#x20AC;? Burgoyne said. He would like to see as much taxation as possible in the hands of local governments and as little as possible in the hands of state governments. For him, communities throughout Idaho are unique and different, and because of that, they should be able to address their needs through local options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This idea that the Legislature is somehow wiser and more capable of making decisions for everybody than our county commissioners, our mayors, our city councils and our school districts, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree with,â&#x20AC;? Burgoyne said.

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knows very well what the mayor is talking about. According to surveys by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, out of the 45 states that do receive some sort of state funding for public transportation, Idaho ranks last with $312,000 each year going toward public transportation. Though there is no dedicated funding source, that money goes to public transportation systems across the whole state, with VRT seeing none of it. While Idaho’s population has continued to grow, funding toward public transportation has stayed the same. “Public transportation has to compete with every other use: fire, police, parks, libraries, all the other stuff we have to do,” Bieter said. “You just can’t grow that kind of system that we want with that limited funding source.” When compared to states of similar population, Idaho still comes up short. Montana, with a population of about 600,000 less than Idaho, receives more than $400,000 for public transportation from its state government. Other states such as Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah receive no funding from their state governments. Where Idaho differs is that cities and counties do not have the ability to install a local-option tax. Only resort towns (fewer than 10,000 people) have the ability to do so. While Utah does not give money out of its state budget for local transportation, Salt Lake City and the surrounding area have a local sales tax that raised $171 million, or 63 percent of the funding for its light-rail transit system in 2010, according to the Utah Transit Authority. “We are one of only a couple states that don’t have either state funding [directly] for public transportation or a local-option,” Bieter said. “That’s awful.” Since Idaho cities and counties don’t have the authority to tax, they have to look elsewhere for money. In the case of the streetcar, Bieter looked toward federal grants. The major federal grant that the mayor had his eye on was the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. Specifically geared toward transportation projects, competition was fierce, with awards going only to cities with projects that the government deemed would have the most impact on their respective regions. Unfortunately for Bieter, Boise’s streetcar did not make the cut. But since Boise applied for the first round of grants, the amount of money dedicated by Congress to the program has fallen from $1.5 billion to just more than $500 million in the last round. With the amount of federal funding for public transportation—and everything else— being cut, the city may have to look elsewhere. As far as Rep. Burgoyne sees it, the state

government has responsibilities with respect to public transportation in the Treasure Valley. For him, the state, by way of the transportation department, has never seen its role as anything more than a builder of state highways. Valley Regional Transit officials also see the lack of support on the state’s behalf. This spring, VRT announced that it was ready to build a multi-modal transit center in downtown Boise at the intersection of Eighth and Jefferson streets. But unknown to VRT, the Idaho Department of Lands, the group responsible for the piece of land in question, had already rejected VRT’s application. VRT followed up with a statement to the Idaho Statesman expressing its disappointment: “The future of Idaho’s economy depends on building an efficient transit system. With this action the State reveals its lack of commitment to transit and a lack of regard for the significant taxpayer dollars invested in this site following the Land Board’s concurrence to proceed in May 2012.” At the moment, it appears that Burgoyne is right that the state doesn’t see public transportation as its responsibility. “I think that mindset should change,” Burgoyne said. “I think there should be state money going into a public transportation system in the Treasure Valley. The purpose of our transportation department isn’t to build roads, the purpose of our transportation department is to move people and goods across our state.” Burgoyne pointed out that the state’s investment in improvements to I-84 between Nampa and Boise shows that it recognizes that moving people throughout the Treasure Valley is a

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state-level function. Ideally, Burgoyne would like to see a conjoined effort of state and local governments to improve public transportation in the Treasure Valley. But there is one thing that stands in the way of improving public transportation: “It isn’t going to happen without a local-option, he said. “It just isn’t going to happen.”

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FRIDAY-SUNDAY SEPT. 6-8 C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band end the Alive After Five season with some spice.

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WEDNESDAY SEPT. 4 epic ending ALIVE AFTER FIVE It’s getting dark a lot earlier these days, and it’s staying that way a lot longer in the morning. Things are about to get a little less lively with the change of seasons, and that includes after 5 p.m. Celebrate the waning days of summer with the final concert of the 2013 Alive After Five series with C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Wednesday, Sept. 4. Heir to the great Louisiana-Creole musician and pioneering Grammy-winner Clifton Chenier, dubbed the “King of Zydeco,” C.J. grew up just across the Louisiana border in Port Arthur, Texas. The band is now based in Houston, but don’t let that fool you; the Red Hot Louisiana Band lives up to every part of its name. At 21 years of age, Chenier joined his dad spreading zydeco and blues around the world. After the elder Chenier’s death in 1987, C.J. took up the accordion and assumed his mantle as “Crown Prince of Zydeco.” Since then, he and his band have appeared everywhere from Austin City Limits, SXSW and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to VH1, CNN and the old Jon Stewart Show on MTV. You can experience Chenier and his band’s signature brand of funk, soul, jazz, Motown and, of course, zydeco at Grove Plaza in downtown Boise. Boise bluegrass faves Hillfolk Noir will open the show. Summer might be coming to a close but don’t let the sun catch you crying about it; with C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, there’s at least one more shot of joi de vivre to be had. 5-8 p.m., FREE. Grove Plaza, 850 W. Front St., Boise, downtownboise.org.

FRIDAY SEPT. 6 like an Egyptian RISE OF RA There is nothing new under the sun, except maybe eyebrow-raising juxtapositions of venue and vibe. The

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Rise of Ra, an electronic dance music showcase featuring Brillz and Butch Clancy, seemed to be one such spectacle. Until a sudden venue change, the event was slated to go down at the Egyptian Theatre, mixing bare-breasted sphinx statues, plush seats and pulsing electronic beats. Though

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intriguing, this culture clash raised the question: Where would the party people dance? Now, we have an answer, and it has nothing to do with the Egyptian, and it’s nothing new under the Egyptian sun god, Ra, either. The event will be held at China Blue, perhaps a more fitting, if predictable, setting for the na-

It’s still hot, it’s still smoky and besides the fact that school is back in session, it’s hard to find any sign that it’s not still the middle of summer. But those looking for that seasonal signpost need look no further than Julia Davis Park, where a three-day cavalcade of art, food, music, strollers and dogs (despite the fact that they are not allowed) mark an annual milepost in Boise. Art in the Park returns for its 59th year Friday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 8. The annual fundraiser for Boise Art Museum draws thousands to the park each day of the festival. This year, 260 artists from around the country will set up their booths—including 68 artists new to the event—selling art and crafts of all descriptions, from fine paintings and woodcuts to handcrafted furniture to pottery, photography, jewelry and more. There will be plenty of food vendors on-site and live music at the Bandshell and the BAM Sculpture Garden, which will host Jazz in the Garden each evening from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., when visitors can kick back with an adult beverage and relax. For Boise State University football fans who couldn’t score tickets to the opening home game on Saturday, Sept. 7, the game will be shown on a big-screen TV in the Sculpture Garden beginning at 1 p.m. The game also means downtown parking will be at a premium that day as well—especially with Art in the Park coinciding with the kickoff of a new tailgating ordinance, which allows open alcohol containers in a designated eastern section of Julia Davis during game days. There is no parking in the park, but there are free shuttles all three days, running every 20 minutes and dropping people off at BAM from stops at Eighth and Front streets, 11th Street between Front and Myrtle streets, Third and Front streets, 11th and Idaho streets, 16th and Idaho streets, Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive and the Boise Towne Square bus shelter near Dillards. On Friday and Sunday, a shuttle will also run from the Boise State Morrison Center lot and Brady Garage. For those who score some art finds, fill out the top of your receipt and drop it in one of the barrels around the park for a chance to win a bevy of prizes, including passes to Bogus Basin Mountain Resort and gift certificates from area businesses. Friday, Sept. 6-Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boiseartmuseum.org.

tionally acclaimed DJs and a crowd eager to bust a move in their electronic wake. For the first time in Boise, Brillz, from Los Angeles, and Butch Clancy, from Detroit, will take the stage to remix it up. Local acts DJ Zuz, JTR, M Lay and Tony Krave

are also in the mix, along with featured performances by Cirque de L’Arcane and Velocity Pole Art. Though the whole Egyptian-themed concept may have bitten the dust, the beat goes on at the Rise of Ra. Presented by Knowl-

edge Records and Cityskape Productions, 20 percent of ticket sales benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. 8 p.m. $8 at the door. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-338-6604, boisesbestbars.com. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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bark in the park RUN FIDO RUN Man’s best friend: A saying universally understood to define dogs. It’s a statement to express the deep, unconditional love our dogs give to us. And what do we give in return? Take Saturday, Sept. 7, as a chance to reciprocate your unequivocal devotion with Run Fido Run’s Fourth Annual Doggie Dash. Join the parade of four-legged friends as you wind your way around Eagle Island State Park for a 5K run/walk. After the jaunt, check out the participating vendors, indulge in a hot dog, enter to win raffle prizes and jam to live DJ music. It’s a great opportunity to help the animal community and it’s also “great exercise in a friendly, happy environment,” says Nicole Wykert, president of the Run Fido Run Foundation. Bring out your own animal instinct as you compete for prizes and honors awarded to the top three male and female finishers. The fun and games start at 10 a.m., with an entry fee of $35. All proceeds benefit a variety of animal shelters and humane societies. “We want to give to as many organizations as we can,” Wykert said. “This is a way to raise a little money.” Every participant will receive a Run Fido Run Doggie Dash T-shirt, so you can show your support until next year’s race. 10 a.m., $35. Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W. Hatchery Road, Eagle, runfidorun.org.

TUESDAY SEPT. 10 mothers and me FRANK ZAPPA: HOW CAN YOU LISTEN TO THAT STUFF When the Seattle’s Experience Music Project opened “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses,” it was both a revolutionary and a “duh” concept. A museum in the Emerald City, where grunge was born, dedicated to music and hosting a show about one of the most prominent bands of the 20th century was no big surprise—al-

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though that it didn’t happen until 2011 kind of was. It was a bona fide muesum exhibition and not a few flannel shirts in glass cases. It was a testament to Nirvana’s influence on the American landscape. While a conversation about Frank Zappa at the Boise Public Library isn’t exactly a lecture at the Guggenheim, it also speaks to the significance of music in American culture. Led by Aaron Nuttall, Frank Zappa: How Can You Listen to That Stuff? is a chance to gain a deeper understanding into Zappa’s strange, surreal, multilayered, highly intelligent but somehow-always-listenable

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SALINGER The Catcher in the Rye is one of those books nearly every high-schooler reads, and half of them go on to say that it’s their favorite book—at least for a little while. In 1951, antihero Holden Caulfield became the voice of teenage disaffection and angst, and is arguably one of the most compelling characters in 20th century literature. Catcher’s author, J.D. Salinger, is no less compelling. A veteran of WWII, he published a handful of influential books, then shied away from the attentions of the media and an adoring public. The character and mystery of Salinger is the subject of Salinger, a film by Shane Salerno, presented by The Cabin Literary Center and The Flicks Monday, Sept. 9, from 7 p.m.9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $9 for the public or $6.50 for Cabin members. Salinger delves into the author’s backstory: his military experience, relationships, books and seclusion. It also touches on his impact on the public and other writers. With testimony and exposition by the likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton and Judd Apatow, it marks the profound influence of the writer, but also seeks an answer to the question of what he did with his life after going into seclusion in Cornish, N.H., in the 1950s. For those anxious for a slice of the enduring mystery of Salinger, Boise State University English Professor Ralph Clare will deliver a short talk on the author and his work in conjunction with the screening. 7 p.m. $6.50-$9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208342-4222, thecabinidaho.org.

music. Nuttall will share his thoughts on how Inca Roads “evolved from an unassuming instrumental into a vehicle for Zappa’s most popular improvisation,” his take on “whether Zappa was ‘too ugly for show business’ and transmuted his failed movie-making ambition into scurrilous

The PDR is a cross between a poncho and a Snuggy. Made of soft terry cloth with a hood, big arm openings and length that hangs below most people’s knees, it allows the wearer to dry off and warm up under the towel while having the room to discreetly strip down and put on some dry clothes. The PDR costs $35 and is available on Asana’s website. The towel comes in multiple colors, so you and your friends can each have your own and stop flashing people, you pervs. —Deanna Darr

rock operas” and more. Zappa at the Library. It’s like a Mommy and Me gettogether for children of the Mothers of Invention. 7 p.m., FREE. Marion Bingham Room, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org.

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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY SEPT. 4

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Kids & Teens KIDS EXPERIENCE—A science and art program for children ages 6 and older held in The Secret Garden. 3 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrary.org. MR. PATRICK’S WORKSHOP— Young designers, inventors and engineers can bring their creations to life with Legos. Bring a shoebox full of your own if you’ve got them. Some will be provided for you if you don’t. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org. Cerberus Rex rocked so hard at Neurolux that the floor shook. No PBRs were harmed.

THURSDAY SEPT. 5 Festivals & Events ARABIAN NIGHTS AT THE CAZBA—Enjoy music, drumming and good food. Entertainment by local belly dancers. 7 p.m. Cazba Restaurant and Opa Lounge, 211 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208381-0222.

On Stage GREEN ZOO THEATRE: A NIGHT AT THE ZOO—Two one-act plays by Boise playwright and Green Zoo co-founder Thomas Newby. See Arts, page 28. 7 p.m. $7. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise, greenzooarts. com/theatre. COMEDIAN KELSEY COOK— Featuring Kane Holloway. Two-for-one tickets. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. WAIT UNTIL DARK: A SUSPENSE MYSTERY—A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs. 7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-3422000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

Auditions OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUSES—If your child is interested in joining Opera Idaho’s Children’s Choruses, call 208-345-3531, ext. 2, or email info@operaidaho.org to reserve audition slot. 4 p.m. FREE. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-3531, operaidaho.org.

Talks & Lectures COCKTAIL HISTORY—A history of mixed drinks in the City of Trees. Presented by Michael Bowers. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-433-5671, boise150.org.

CERBERUS REX KICKS OFF NW TOUR WITH FIERCE PERFORMANCE “I hear people,” said Trigger Itch’s Andy Cenarrusa. “Come on up and let me see you!” Six people moved onto Neurolux’s dance floor for the set that followed. When Cerberus Rex—the headliner at the Tuesday, Aug. 27 show—played next, only 18 people were watching. Despite the modest audience, locals Cerberus Rex, Trigger Itch and Sun Cat Brothers all delivered focused, powerful performances. The Radio Boise Tuesday concert marked the beginning of a brief Northwest tour for Cerberus Rex. After playing shows in Moscow, Idaho; Seattle, Wash.; and Portland, Ore., the hardrocking trio was scheduled to open for Hell at The Shredder on Sunday, Sept. 1. Though small, the crowd at Neurolux gave the bands enthusiastic support. Audience members included Tristan Andreas and Grant Olsen from Phantahex; Visual Arts Collective owner Sam Stimpert; Speedy Gray, who plays in Like A Rocket with Cerberus Rex’s Z.V. House; and Jason Burke, who used to play in Trigger Itch. Sun Cat Brothers’ set featured some goofy humor between songs. “We’re Laverne and Shirley,” band member Baked Patatoe told the crowd midway through. However, the trio didn’t fool around when it came to the music. Buzzing guitar and guttural vocals combined with lumbering rhythms to provide a solid start to the night. At different times, the band’s material evoked ’80s metal and ’90s grunge. Trigger Itch followed Sun Cat Brothers with a down-and-dirty mix of punk and metal that called to mind early Motorhead. Shouted vocals and blistering lead guitar rode atop relentless rhythms and abrupt tempo shifts. The quartet had considerable chops, which it wisely avoided overplaying. When Cerberus Rex took the stage, the sound was so massive that the floor shook—a few onlookers had to cover their ears. The band’s attack had suffered from the loss of guitarist Pat Perkins at the Thrones show back in May, but the weaving interplay of the remaining members filled that sonic gap nicely. Throughout, Josh Galloway’s howled vocals and Z.V. House’s stinging solos were both impressively fierce. The secret weapon may have been Jake Hite, though, whose fluid, muscular drumming helped keep the monolithic riffs from growing monotonous. “That’s some good shit right there,” an audience member shouted at the stage. A blunt critique, but not inaccurate. —Ben Schultz

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8 DAYS OUT Kids & Teens BOISE CONTEMPORARY THEATER FALL THEATER LAB— Students ages 12-18 train with professional actors, designers and playwrights. Tuesdays, Thursdays through Nov. 9. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. KINDERGARTEN READINESS— Prepare your children for kindergarten. 1 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrary.org. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME—Stories and fun for preschoolers. 10 a.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2941, notaquietlibrary. org.

BYP SEVENTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION—Boise Young Professionals celebrates its seventh anniversary. The gala will tie in with the Boise 150 theme and will celebrate Boise YPs throughout the years. Dress is cocktail attire. 6:30 p.m. $55-$75, $600-$650 table of 10. Basque Block, Grove Street between Capitol Boulevard and Sixth Street, Boise, boiseyp.org. HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY MUSIC SERIES—Enjoy music from the Hokum Hi-Flyers while learning square-dance moves, followed by an old-time hootenanny featuring a cast of callers. Pie Hole pizza will be served and a full bar is available with ID. 7 p.m. $5, $15 per family. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.

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FRIDAY SEPT. 6 Festivals & Events 208 MUSIC VIDEO SHOW—Enjoy more than 20 music videos by various Idaho bands/musicians. The audience votes on the top three videos. Each vote costs $1. Funds from the voting are awarded to the winning bands. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-3430886, neurolux.com.

EVERY MAN SHIFT (FOR ALL THE REST)—HomeGrown Theatre presents a new play by local playwrights Chad Shohet and Dakotah Brown. A last-hurrah backpacking trip goes awry for four friends when a mysterious treasure map surfaces, catapulting them into an adventure chock full of mysterious creatures, powerful magic and a PBR-swilling mountain woman. 8 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-0956, redroomboise.com.

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THE FOREIGNER—Froggy convinces the locals of a rural Georgia town that his friend Charlie Baker doesn’t understand English, making Charlie privvy to some of the town’s most hilarious secrets. 7:30 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. GREEN ZOO THEATRE: A NIGHT AT THE ZOO—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $7. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise, greenzooarts.com/theatre. KELSEY COOK—Featuring Kane Holloway. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. WAIT UNTIL DARK: A SUSPENSE MYSTERY—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

Auditions OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUSES—See Thirsday. 4 p.m. FREE. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3453531, operaidaho.org.

Concerts ALL KEYED UP—Join musicians from the Boise Philharmonic, Boise State University and Boise Baroque for an evening of piano, organ and glockenspiel music. 7:30 p.m. Suggested $10 donation. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, 208343-7511.

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ART IN THE PARK—Featuring more than 260 artists, food trucks, and more. See Picks, Page 14. 10 a.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boiseartmuseum.org. BILL BLAHD ARTIST RECEPTION—Blahd’s work with combat veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq as an emergency room doctor at the Boise Veteran’s Administration Hospital inspired this body of work. Representing the soldiers’ internal struggles, Blahd explores concepts of nihilism, selfannihilation and the horrors of combat. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State University Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, billblahd.com.

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LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS

FIRST FRIDAY ART IN EAGLE— Take a stroll through downtown Eagle and visit local merchants and galleries along the way. First Friday invites the public to stop in to shops, and enjoy a drink, art and music. 4:30 p.m. Downtown Eagle, Old State Street and Eagle Road, Eagle. TED APEL: OPENING RECEPTION—Check out “Incidental Speakers,” work by Dr. Ted Apel, electronic sound installation artist, as part of the Boise 150 Sesquicentennial celebration. 5 p.m. FREE. Enso Artspace, 120 E. 38th St., Ste. 105, Garden City, 208-991-0117, ensoartspace.com.

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8 DAYS OUT Literature AUTHOR ALEXANDRA FULLER—Internationally acclaimed author Alexandra Fuller speaks and signs her books, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. 3 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-3844200, boisepubliclibrary.org.

Sports & Fitness LUNCH BREAK RUN—Join Shu’s for a run during your lunch break, followed by lunch and a giveaway. Noon. FREE. Shu’s Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-6604, idahorunningcompany.com.

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OPERA IDAHO CHILDREN’S CHORUSES—See Thursday. 10 a.m. FREE. Opera Idaho, 513 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3453531, operaidaho.org.

ART IN THE PARK—See Friday. 10 a.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, boiseartmuseum.org.

PATRIOT DAY 5K BOISE—Honor the victims of 9/11 and bring awareness to the meaning of Patriot Day at this 5K event. Proceeds benefit Voices of September 11th, 9/12 Generation Project, Wounded Warrior Project, Cancer Schmancer, Colon Cancer Alliance and Jeep’s Operation Safe Return. 8 a.m. $35. Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise, patriotday5k.com.

SUNDAY SEPT. 8

Auditions

Festivals & Events

FOOTHILLS FESTIVAL—Enjoy food, games and activities for all ages, fireworks and live music. 4 p.m. FREE. Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St., Boise, 208-853-0011, foothills. org.

HIDDEN SPRINGS

WAIT UNTIL DARK: A SUSPENSE MYSTERY—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

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CELEBRATE GOOD NEIGHBORS—Celebrate good neighbors with food, live music, art and prizes. There will be face-painting, chalk-drawing and games, and snacks. Noon. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.

RUN FIDO RUN 5K DOGGIE DASH—Enjoy a 5K fun run/walk with your four-legged best friends. Run Fido Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds benefit humane organizations that help our furry friends. See Picks, page 15. 10 a.m. $30. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, runfidorun.org.

KELSEY COOK—Featuring Kane Holloway. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.

SATURDAY SEPT. 7 ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT FAIR—Check out the sixth-annual event with lots of vendors on the river. 9 a.m. Snake River RV Resort, 4030 River Resort Drive, Homedale, 208-337-3744, snakeriverrv. com.

Animals & Pets

GREEN ZOO THEATRE: A NIGHT AT THE ZOO—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $7. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise, greenzooarts.com/theatre.

On Stage THE FOREIGNER—See Friday. 7 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-4299908, box office 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. KELSEY COOK—Featuring Kane Holloway. Two for one tickets. 7 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, liquidboise.com.

STEFFANIE DYKES RECEPTION AND WORKSHOP—Help welcome printmaker Steffanie Dykes, Surel’s Place September artist in residence. In addition to an informal meet-and-greet with the artist, Dykes will be conducting an all-ages rock-art printmaking activity. 1 p.m. FREE. Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-407-7529, surelsplace.org.

WAIT UNTIL DARK: A SUSPENSE MYSTERY—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

Food & Drink SHEEPHERDERS BREAKFAST—Enjoy traditional Basque breakfast, including sheepherders bread, churros, Basque potatoes, eggs piperade and chorizos. Drinks are available. Call to make reservations. $10, $15 with alcohol. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 23 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

Odds & Ends LAST SPLASH WEEKEND—Say goodbye to summer with a special discount rate. Noon. $13. Roaring Springs Water Park, 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian, 208-884-8842, roaringsprings. com.

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PRE-GAME PARTY—Check out this pre-game party, with food fresh from the grill, $3 craft beer and wine, yard games and more. 10 a.m. FREE. Whole Foods Market, 401 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-287-4600, wholefoodsmarket/stores/boise.

On Stage EVERY MAN SHIFT (FOR ALL THE REST)—See Friday. 8 p.m. $5. The Red Room Tavern, 1519 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3310956, redroomboise.com. THE FOREIGNER—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail leila@boiseweekly.com

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See more of Erika Sather-Smith’s paper sculptures at the Flying M Coffeehouse.

FIRST THURSDAY Finding plenty to do on the first First Thursday of fall AMY ATKINS In the words of French philosopher Albert Camus, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Well, here in Boise, uncharacteristic humidity, unpredictable weather and unpalatable air brought on by the state’s wildfires made staying indoors this summer more appealing than enjoying some fun in the sun. Thankfully, September marks the changing of the seasons and a welcome end to the apocalyptic atmosphere. It also ushers in the advent of autumn and the rich hues of flora Camus referred to. Below, we offer some suggestions to help you bridge the gap between summer and fall as you stroll (outside) from place to place and partake (inside) of art, services, food and more this First Thursday.

FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE 500 W. Idaho St., flyingmcoffee.com Step out of the smoky air and into another kind of smoke at Flying M Coffeehouse with “Up Goes Smoke,” a new exhibit by artist and printmaker Erika Sather-Smith. In her bio, Sather-Smith explains that she uses “animals, pattern and color to signify not choices, but the emotions associated with the consequences those choices create.” For her contribution to the 2013 “Modern Art” exhibition, Sather-Smith filled her room with more than 1,000 brightly colored, hand-folded paper “fortune tellers,” covered in equally bright geometric designs and symbols, and which attendees were invited to home as a momento. Sather-Smith’s art engages the dichotomous nature of paper as a medium—it is both strong and fragile and can protect or reveal secrets. Sather-Smith is also a new artistin-residence at the Wells Fargo Center Retail Building at 801 Main St.

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BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER 611 Grove St., basquemuseum.com Boise’s pride in being home to the country’s only Basque museum can grow even more with the Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s new exhibition, “An Enduring Culture: The Basques Past and Present.” Using photographs and artifacts, the show highlights important moments in Basque history from, as the title suggests, both past and present.

D.L. EVANS BANK 213 N. Ninth St., dlevans.com The downtown branch is always part of the First Thursday fun; but, this time, there are two extra special reasons the bank is staying open late: It is celebrating its annual open house and customer appreciation event, and its 109th birthday. Check out the Boise 150 exhibit by the Fort Boise Questers and indulge in the branch’s renowned First Thursday food and drink spread. (If you don’t know what a quester is, visit questers1944.org.)

ART SOURCE GALLERY 1015 W. Main St., artsourcegallery.com In more birthday news, the Art Source collective celebrates the big two-oh with an exhibition by Idaho artists. See work by alumni including Reham Aart Jacobsen, Lisa Tate, Kevin Flynn and more. This is a birthday party so, of course, there’s music and cake.

NFINIT ART GALLERY 405 S. Eighth St., nfinitartgallery.com NfiniT is having a Pretty in Pink party that’s far more clever than Molly Ringwald’s repurposed prom dress. See the work of 22 local artists on display while live mannequins model locally handmade jewelry. A portion of every sale benefits breast cancer research.

ARTISAN OPTICS 190 N. Eighth St., artisanoptics.com If everything around you is a hazy blur, it might not be the smoke. It might be time for glasses. Artisan Optics brings in Theo eyewear, including the Potato Dishes line. Described as “straightforward frames with a curve,” Potato Dishes frames are unassuming, hip and, with their spud-based name, Idahoan.

GURU DONUTS 816 W. Bannock St., gurudonuts.com The sugar sage is finally in its new home. Guru is having an open house in its new donut digs—or in their words, “dough-jo”—in the basement of the Garro Building (between 10 Barrel Brewing and The Hoff Building). Scratch-made pastries come in flavors from traditional glazed to Hipster Berry—made with jam infused with local lavender—to the nut-covered Peanut Gallery. It’s just wholesale for now, but the plan is for retail sales in the future. When that bright day comes, you’ll always know where to go for a punny pastry. You’ll also find a slew of live performances around downtown, including innovative rapper K. Flay at Neurolux, comedian Kelsey Cook at Liquid Lounge, and Rebecca Scott at Hannah’s, as well as Green Zoo Theatre’s A Night at the Zoo at the WaterCooler (see Arts on Page 28). You’re sure to find something to revel in this first First Thursday of fall; after all, you know what poet and social activist Langston Hughes wrote: “Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.”

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS Central Downtown ALL ABOUT GAMES—Join a board game challenge. The highest score at the end of the night wins a prize. 5 p.m. FREE. 120 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-0204, allaboutgamesboise.com. AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY— Check out football-themed threads to get ready for game days. 10 a.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872, americanclothinggaller y.com.

ARTISAN OPTICS—Featuring Theo optics and its new Potato Dishes line. 1 p.m. FREE. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-0500, ar tisanoptics. com. CHOCOLAT BAR—Pair Cellar 616 wine with chocolates. Featuring new flavors for fall. 5 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-338-7771, thechocolatbar.com. COSTA VIDA—Satisfy your hunger for beach-inspired Mexican food. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 801 W. Main St., Boise, 208-429-4109, costavida.net.

D.L. EVANS BANK—Celebrate 1 the 109th bir thday of D.L. Evans with snacks and ar t on display from Boise150. 5-8 p.m. 213 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-331-1399, dlevans. com.

GURU DONUTS—Check out the new Guru headquar ters and grab your favorite donut flavor. 5 p.m. FREE. Garro Building, 816 W. Bannock, Boise, 208-571-7792, gurudonuts. com.

FINDINGS—Enjoy an evening of fashion and fun. 5 p.m. FREE. 814 W. Idaho St, Boise, 208-343-2059, findingsapparel.com.

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GROVE FITNESS CLUB AND SPA— Pick up a free seven-day pass. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-514-4434, grovefitness-spa.com.

MCU SPORTS—Join Jeri Ruther ford as she teaches how to travel the world on a shoestring budget. 5 p.m. FREE. 822 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-342-7734, mcuspor ts.com.

MARK LUDY ART—Author-illustrator Mark Ludy at his studio. 5 p.m. FREE. Union Square Building, 720 W. Idaho, Boise.

MIXING BOWL—Stop by for gift cer tificates, kitchen supplies and special orders. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 216 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-6025, themixingbowlboise.com. PORTSCHE’S JEWELRY BOUTIQUE—Open for First Thursday. 5 p.m. FREE. 206 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-343-4443, por tsches.com. SHIGE—Complimentar y California roll with purchase of two drinks. 5-7 p.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 215, Boise, 208-338-8423, shigejapanesecuisine.com. TAPHOUSE—Featuring live music from Steady Rush. 6 p.m. FREE. 760 W. Main St., Boise, 208-336-6991, boisetaphouse.com. TWO PHOTOGRAPHY AND EVENTS AND THE CAKE BALLERS—Open house and meet-andgreet. Cake Ballers available for sale. 5 p.m. FREE. 720 W. Idaho St., 208-319-6634, photographyby2.com. WASHINGTON TRUST BANK—Rooftop AfterHours Par ty. Enjoy complimentar y appetizers from 3 Girls Catering, drinks from The Curb, local ar t and live music. 5 p.m. FREE. 901 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-343-5000, watrust. com.

East Side BASQUE MARKET—Garden fresh tapas at 4 p.m. and paella by 6 p.m. 4 p.m. FREE. 608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket. com. BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CEN3 TER—Free galler y tours of “An Enduring Culture: The Basques Past & Present.” Guided tours of the Jacobs-Uberuaga House take place ever y half hour star ting at 6:30 p.m. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-3432671, basquemuseum.com. BOISE ART GLASS—Make your own pump4 kin for $40 per 30-minute session while enjoying snacks. 5 p.m. FREE. 530 W. Myr tle, Boise, 208-345-1825, boisear tglass.com. 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, brickyardboise.com. BRICOLAGE—Featuring “Boise’s Modern 5 Pioneers: Photographs by Melanie FlittonFolwell.” 5 p.m. FREE. 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com. THE COTTON CLUB—Featuring quilts designed by Kenna Ogg. 5 p.m. FREE. 106 N. Sixth (in the basement of the Old Pioneer Building), Boise, 208-345-5567, cottonclub.com. DRAGONFLY—Check out a sale on Silver jeans. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208338-9234. FLATBREAD NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA-DOWNTOWN—Kids younger than 12 eat free with a purchase. Happy hour goes until 6 p.m. and ever y bottle of wine is on sale, star ting at $20. 5 p.m. 615 W. Main St., Boise, 208-287-4757, flatbreadpizza.com. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Featuring 6 paper sculptures by ar tist Erika SatherSmith. 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 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beers. 6 p.m. $16. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-2879201, thefrontdoorboise.com. GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA-DOWNTOWN—Ser ving pizza, strombolis, salads and beer. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. 235 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-345-9011, guidosdowntown.com. HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S—Watch the L-Word live with Rebecca Scott and Friends. 8 p.m. FREE. 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. MELTING POT—What goes better with ar t than wine and cheese? Enjoy all three with two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue. 5-9 p.m. $22. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-3438800, meltingpot.com.

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LISTINGS/1ST THURSDAY PENGILLY’S—Frim Fram Four play at 9 p.m. 8 p.m. FREE. 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208345-6344. SAMMY’S—Check out live 7 mural painting and music from Piranhas BC. 6 p.m. FREE. 509 W. Main St., Boise. SILLY BIRCH—Join a cribbage tournament hosted by Deschutes Brewing with free Deschutes bratwurst barbecue during the tournament and drink specials. 5 p.m. $10. 507 Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505. THISISBOISE.COM—Featuring giveaways and wine tastings from Jenny’s Lunch Line. 5 p.m. FREE. Old Boise at Sixth and Main streets, thisisboise.com. WISEGUY PIZZA—$6 pitchers of Rainier, $1 off draft beers and $3 glasses of wine. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-336-7777, wiseguypizzapie.com.

South Side ATOMIC TREASURES—Enjoy mixed-media ar ts by Waunita Perr y. 5 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3440811. THE COLE MARR GALLERY 8 AND COFFEE HOUSE— Check out the new instructor/ student galler y featuring photographs by co-founder Kristen Cole. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. B 100, Boise, 208-336-7630, cmphotoworkshops.com. THE FLICKS—Check out of the premiere of Decoding Annie Parker. 6 p.m. $50. 646 Fulton St., theflicksboise.com. HAIRLINES—Stop in and talk to Lui the Hair Whisperer. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL 9 MUSEUM—See ar tifacts from Sandpoint and take in “Es-

sential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique.” 5-9 p.m. FREE. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, histor y.idaho.gov. LISK/ROWE GAL10 LERY—Featuring work from Jerri Lisk, Mark Lisk and Carl Rowe. 5 p.m. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., 208-342-3773, liskgaller y.com. LIQUID LOUNGE—Laugh with Kelsey Cook. Two-for-one tickets for 8 p.m. show, followed by live music. 7-10 p.m. $10, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-2875379, liquidboise.com. THE MONOGRAM SHOPPE— Stop in to check out gift ideas. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, themonogramshoppe.com. MR. PEABODY’S OPTICAL SHOPPE—Featuring eyewear exper t John Gordon. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-1390. NFINIT ART GALLERY— 11 Pretty in Pink is the theme for the evening with a

ART WALK Locations featuring artists

jewelr y sale benefiting breast cancer research. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131, Boise, 208-371-0586, nfinitar tgaller y.com. NORTHRUP BUILDING— 12 Featuring work from painter Sean Kelly, photographer Jose Angel Saenz and printmaker Erika Sather-Smith. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise. PROTO’S PIZZERIA NAPOLENTA—Happy hour includes $5 select personal pizzas and specials on beer, wine and cocktails. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 345 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3311400, protospizza.com. QUE PASA—Check out a selection of Mexican ar twork, including wall fountains, silver, metal wall ar t and blown glass. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018. R. GREY GALLERY 13 JEWELRY AND ART GLASS—See handcrafted wedding rings from Todd Reed, Alex Sepkus, Sarah Graham and George Sawyer. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208385-9337, rgreygallery.com. RENEWAL CONSIGN14 MENT HOMEWARES— Fulton Street Showroom and Renewal Underground. Featuring work by painter and graphic illustrator Sean Kelly. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 517 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-5444. SERENITY ARTS BY 15 MARY—Check out an open house. 5 p.m. FREE.

1. D.L. Evans Bank 2. Mark Ludy Ar t 3. Basque Museum and Cultural Center 4. Boise Ar t Glass 5. Bricolage 6. Flying M Coffeehouse 7. Sammy’s 8. The Cole Marr Galler y and Coffeehouse 9. Idaho State Historical

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404 S. Eighth St. Suite L-105, Boise, 208-484-4377, serenityar tsbymar y.com. SOLID—Featuring a tasting and ar t show. 4 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3456620, solidboise.com. WELLS FARGO CENTER 16 RETAIL BUILDING—See works by artists in residents Erika Sather-Smith and Jose Angel Saenz. 5 p.m. FREE. 801 Main St., Boise.

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1ST THURSDAY/LISTINGS West Side ARTS AND HISTORY (VIA BOISE150)—Check out eight new downtown traffic box ar t displays. 6 p.m. FREE. Ninth and Myr tle streets, 14th and Grove streets, Idaho and Main streets, Grand and Ash streets and Idaho and Bannock streets.

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ART SOURCE GAL18 LERY—Check Ar t Source Galler y’s 20th bir thday par ty featuring ar t from Idaho residents, including Reham Aar ti Jacobsen, Lisa Tate, Kevin Flynn and more. 6 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3313374, ar tsourcegaller y.com. BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones all day long. 5 p.m. $1. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992, benjerr y. com. BOISE 150 SESQUI19 SHOP—Check out Cocktail Histor y with The Modern Hotel and Bar mixologist Michael Bowers and live music from Calico. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-4335671, boise150.org. ENDURANCE TRAINING AND FITNESS CENTER— Featuring free CompuTrainer sessions and free safety checks for bikes belonging to kids 12 and under. 7 p.m. FREE. 1114 W. Jefferson, Boise, 208-429-6382, efitcntr.wordpress.com. GALLERY 601— Utah 20 ar tist Cassandra Barney displays her work, “Practical Heroines.” 5-9 p.m. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3365899, galler y601.com. NEUROLUX LOUNGE—K-Flay with Sirah and Shades. 7 p.m. $8. Neurolux, 113 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com. THE RECORD EXCHANGE— Grab a cold one from Payette Brewing Company and get down at the End of Construction/Back to School par ty with 20 percent off ever ything storewide. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, therecordexchange.com. THE WATERCOOLER—Green Zoo Theatre per forms A Night at the Zoo: An Evening of OneActs. 7 p.m. $7. The WaterCooler, 1405 W. Idaho St., boisewatercooler.com. WELLNESS CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR ALL—Celebrate the new location with an open house and a live per formance by the Fool Squad. 5 p.m. FREE. 911 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-994-4675, inthehoodchiro. com.

Benefit yourself and the American Cancer Society at the premiere of Decoding Annie Parker.

WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN September’s First Thursday happenings are plentiful and several of them are multifaceted as well: art and wellness come together, film meets philanthropy, etc. Here are a handful of First Thursday events that provide more bang for your buck. The Wellness Chiropractic Care for All has moved to a new location and wants to share the joy. See a live performance by the legendary Fool Squad. The WCCA open house is also an opening reception for an exhibit by artist D’Arcy Bellamy. Bellamy uses a plasma cutter in a method he calls “subtractive fabrication” to create metal sculptures that are sometimes as simple as a spiral, sometimes as ornate as a human silhouette. 911 W. Jefferson, darcybellamy.com. In more celebration news, one of the best ways to have a party is to let someone else throw it, and some of the businesses in Old Boise are happy to oblige. The parking lot next to the Pioneer Building will be closed to traffic and party favors include wine tastings from Jenny’s Lunch Line, spirit tastings from Youngs Marketing, food and beer specials from Wise Guy Pizza Pie, giveaways from thisisboise.com and more. thisisboise.com You can cool off indoors and do something for the greater good at the same time by attending the red-carpet Idaho Premiere of Decoding Annie Parker at The Flicks. The film stars Helen Hunt as Mary-Claire King, “the geneticist whose discovery of the BRCA1 gene and its link to breast cancer forever changed the understanding of human disease.” Before the film, there’s a reception and a chance to meet director Steven Bernstein. General admission to the film is $50; VIP seating is $100, half of which is a charitable contribution. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network. 6-9 p.m., theflicksboise.com

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ART IN THE PARK—See Friday. 10 a.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Odds & Ends LAST CALL TRIVIA—8 p.m. FREE. Solid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620, solidboise.com.

LAST SPLASH WEEKEND—See Saturday. Noon. $13. Roaring Springs Water Park, 400 W. Overland Rd., Meridian, 208-8848842, roaringsprings.com.

MONDAY SEPT. 9

SLIDING SCALE SUNDAY—Get a one- hour massage from a student. Call for appointment. 10 a.m. $15-$35. Three Oaks Academy, 211 W. State St., Boise, 208-342-3430, threeoaksacademy.com.

Auditions SPIRIT OF BOISE CHORUS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Center for Spiritual Living, 10448 W. Garverdale Court, Ste. 608, Boise, 208-375-0751, spiritualliving.org.

TUESDAY SEPT. 10

CD REVIEW/NOISE IN OUR TOWN: SONGS FOR BOISE 150 Painting a portrait in song of the City of Trees is a daunting task. In Our Town, the new Boise 150 compilation sets out to do exactly that. For the most part, it succeeds admirably. The music is all by local musicians, including Curtis Stigers, Ned Evett and Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. There’s the jazzy swing, sultry vocals and ragged-glory guitar of a.k.a. Belle’s “Flyin’ Song” and the smooth djembe and yearning tenor harmonies of Steve Fulton and Shon Sanders’ “Almost Home.” Tracy Morrison’s Cajun-flavored travelogue “Boise Girl,” Hillfolk Noir’s rowdy, sepia-toned “Social Dance,” and James Coberly Smith’s lovingly detailed, unabashedly corny “Back to Boise” are also excellent. Equally so are Thomas Paul’s ominous, stringheavy “Martha Street” and Grandma Kelsey’s soothing, radiant “Autumn,” but three tunes on In Our Town are standouts. One is “Whisper in the Wind” by John Pisano, aka Johnny Shoes, who owned Old Boise Guitar Company for more than 20 years. Sung in a well-worn croon, the song meditates gratefully but unromantically on the miners, dancehall girls and others who “left behind the footprints that we walk in.” If “Whisper” conjures up Boise’s past, Finn Riggins’ “Wake (Keep This Town Alive)” conveys hope for its future. Between the galloping beat, the clarion guitar and the raucous “Oh-ohoh” vocal hook, the song sounds at once like a wicked party and a rallying cry. “Keep this town alive / keep us all alive,” chants keyboardist Eric Gilbert during the outro, appropriate words from Treefort Music Fest’s artistic director. The third must-listen tune is Lee Penn Sky’s “The Trees,” which celebrates the people who have chosen to set down roots and call this town home. Penn Sky’s lyrics are at once plainspoken and courtly, and his gritty baritone vocals sound as strong as the trees of which he sings. The jangling guitar, the Dylanesque harmonica and the sounds of rushing water and chirping birds help give the song an earthy, expansive feel. The track selection of In Our Town doesn’t venture beyond what could be heard at Pengilly’s or Tom Grainey’s, and someone unfamiliar with Boise might think there are no punk, pop, metal, electronica or hip-hop acts adding variety to the local music scene. Still, In Our Town is thoughtful and enjoyable. —Ben Schultz WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

Festivals & Events FRANK ZAPPA: HOW CAN YOU LISTEN TO THAT STUFF?—Join a discussion all about Zappa’s music. See Picks, Page 15. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org.

AR T FOOD MUSIC

On Stage THE FOREIGNER—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.

Odds & Ends

CHILDREN’S ART TENT

PERFORMING ARTS BANDSHELL

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN

SCULPTURE GARDEN PUB

USS BOISE: A ONE SHIP FLEET—Lt. Gen. James Thompson and Eric Lowe MMC discuss the Navy submarine named after Idaho’s capital city. 7 p.m. FREE. Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-5706900, boisepubliclibrary.com.

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 11 Festivals & Events IDAHO FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL SERVICE—Join the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial Coalition for the unveiling of the engraved names of the three Idaho soldiers who lost their lives in the last year. Featuring a special presentation to the families of Mitchell Daehling, Octavio Herrera, Thomas Murach and Shane Wilson. 10 a.m. FREE. Idaho Law Learning Center, Old Ada County Courthouse, Sixth and State streets, Boise.

On Stage THE FOREIGNER—See Friday. 7:30 p.m. $12-$41. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.

Talks & Lectures BOISE STATE VISITING ARTIST LECTURE—Featuring artist Mark Dion. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Micron Business and Economics Building, 2360 University Drive, Boise, boisestate.edu.

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NEWS/NOISE NOISE

NOLA MEMORIES Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trey McIntyre Project bring a taste of the Big Easy to Boise HARRISON BERRY

OSO NEGRO BREAKS ON THROUGH WITH DOZE PROJECT Mixing rock and hip-hop is nothing new. Run-DMC did it with its 1985 debut Kings of Rock. The following year, the pioneering group scored a pop hit with a cover of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way,” which helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream. Ontario, Ore.-based rapper Oso Negro makes no such grand claims for The Doze Project EP, which he released online Aug. 8. Instead, his Bandcamp page describes the EP—a seven-track collection that combines his original lyrics with samples from songs by the Doors—as “lo fi fun with high flying concepts and delivery.” A “huge Doors head” when he was younger, Oso Negro approached Doze—a DJ based in Sioux Falls, S.D.—after hearing some song mash-ups that he’d created. The rapper proposed that Doze make a series of beats using only Doors songs, “[excluding] songs already sampled regularly in the past (‘L.A. Woman,’ ‘The End,’ ‘5 to 1,’ ‘Riders on the Storm,’ etc.).” The DJ rose to the challenge, crafting seven beats sampled mainly from lesserknown Doors songs such as “Wild Child” and “Yes, the River Knows.” While the EP’s final track, “Icy Refreshers,” samples from the band’s famous cover of Brecht-Weill’s “Alabama Song,” only astute listeners will recognize the bits taken from it. According to The Doze Project’s Bandcamp notes, Oso Negro sought to “[integrate] his world view with flashes of the music he relied on so heavily as a youth, while working to respect the original context in which The Doors were created and existed.” The EP’s lyrics reflect the rapper’s desire to blend his own point of view with the songs’ original meanings. For example, “Icy Refresher’s” critique of people getting drunk to forget their troubles (“Imbibed for a respite from pressures / Usually selfimposed, but whatever”) echoes “Alabama Song’s” lament for more whiskey bars and little girls. “U.S. 2.0” decries drone warfare and domestic surveillance over a sample from the anti-Vietnam song “The Unknown Soldier.” “I see you seeing the scene in a singular light,” Oso Negro raps on “Vilde Khaye,” “but gotta surpass, the grass is greener, beat that chest and keep on fightin’.” If Jim Morrison had heard this, he might have told the rapper, “Break on through to the other side.” —Ben Schultz

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Oso Negro gives The Doors a hip-hop makeover.

became an improv jam between Its columns and frescoes, decked musicians and dancers,” she said. in blue, red and gold paint, look Fellow TMP dancer Brett Perry new, but the Egyptian Theatre recalls that moment differently: bleeds history. The lingering odor “The band started to play more of movie popcorn and plush red upbeat jazz tunes, and one of the seats—not to mention ornamendancers was making eye contact tation evoking the days of the with Ben [Jaffe] or Mark [Braud], pharaohs—underscore its position and they kind of did the nods, as downtown Boise’s film and like, ‘Stand up, come join us!’ The performing arts palace. crowd went crazy, so we all got It’s fitting that The Egyptian up in this tiny room and we were is set to host New Orleans’ just one at a time improvising our legendary Preservation Hall Jazz butts off, blitzed out in a way.” Band Wednesday, Sept. 11. The It’s the minute differences band, which has been active since between their stories—who said 1963, includes some of the most what when, the character of illustrious performers in the world the improvisation—that are the of New Orleans jazz; but, like the subject of TMP’s upcoming docuEgyptian Theatre, the cultural sigmentary, Ma Maison, a forensic nificance of PHJB goes far beyond unearthing of the stories behind the veneer of venerability. the TMP-PHJB collaboration. It’s “I believe that traditions like also part of the reason a film crew ours, like our musical tradition, will be recording an improvised which are vital parts of our comTMP performance with the band munity, have to evolve to stay onstage for a single song at the relevant,” said PHJB Creative Egyptian Theatre Sept. 11. Director Ben Jaffe, who also plays Work on the documentary sousaphone and bass. began after the Ma Maison/The Jaffe is the son of Allan and Sweeter End tour in December Sandra Jaffe, the founders of 2012. McIntyre and digital Preservation Hall, the famed New content specialist for TMP Kyle Orleans jazz venue from which Ma maison est votre maison. Morck spent months spitballing the band draws its name. Though ideas for recording the joint efhe was born to jazz royalty, Jaffe fort. The result will be a video meditation on with two ballets, Ma Maison (French for “my has been no bratty prince. Since assuming his music, dance and memory. home”) and Sweeter End, by Boise’s Trey Mcfather’s position as director in 1993, he sees “It’s really taking a look at the creative Intyre Project, the fit was perfect. The ballets, “each generation leaving some sort of mark process through the lens of the collaboration which PHJB and TMP have been performing on the tradition” as essential to the band’s between Trey McIntyre Project and Preservasince 2008, attempt to capture aspects of New evolution and continued significance. tion Hall Jazz Band, and delving into the naOrleans’ soul, like death, revelry and Mardi That significance is assisted by the band’s Gras. The music is nuanced and lively, with ef- ture of memory and how what we remember rigorous touring schedule and hours in the reabout an event could differ from what actually fervescent brass sections and tweaked tempos. cording studio. Since 2009, PHJB has dropped happened. The important piece of it is our For TMP dancers, the ballets are a chance 11 albums, and the response to That’s It!, its memories,” Morck said. to slip into some of their favorite costumes. most recent release and cause for coming to Following filming at the Egyptian Theatre, Company member Ashley Werhun remembers Boise, has been positive. TMP will return to New Orleans in late Ocwhen she first saw Ma Maison’s vestments, “It’s been extremely exciting to hear how tober or early November for interviews with designed by Jeanne Button. much everyone’s enjoying the new material. those involved in the collaboration—from set “The day that we got the masks sent We put so much work and time into the projto us—they were these beautiful skeleton ect,” Jaffe said. designers to dancers and audience members. masks,” she said. Collaborating with other artists hasn’t hurt “We’re going to take a look at interviews Werhun recalls many details the band’s standing, either. side by side where there are different accounts from those days of collaboration of what happened. We’re going to bring their Over the years, PHJB has between TMP and PHJB. One worked or appeared onstage memories to life,” Morck said. PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND instance has stuck in her mind. with The Grateful Dead, Blind Ma Maison is scheduled for a January Wednesday, Sept. 11, 8 “We went to see [PHJB’s] Boys of Alabama, Tom Waits, 2015 release; but, in the meantime, the Sept. p.m. $45 adv., $50 door. show in this really old, decrepit, The Black Keys, My Morning 11 performance will be a chance for members Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. amazing hall [Preservation Jacket and many more. of TMP and the PHJB to relive some New Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, egyptiantheatre.net. Hall], and a hundred people But, Jaffe said, some colOrleans magic live for a Boise audience. were packed in there sitting laborations aren’t meant to be: “We’re re-creating a moment that hapon the floor. We were rehears“We follow the creative spirit. pened in New Orleans. I think it will be a ing with them and Ben [Jaffe] shouted out, You don’t do collaboration for collaboration’s beautiful moment to see because it’s a moment ‘Our friends from Trey McIntyre Project are sake.” that will never happen again for anybody here!’ and they called for us to get up there. It When it came to writing tunes to go along else,” Werhun said. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE JOHNNY B U Z Z ER IO

Alice in Chains

GUIDE WEDNESDAY SEPT. 4 EDWAR D FIELDING

Adam Ant

MGMT—8 p.m. $35-$65. Knitting Factory

GAYLE CHAPMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio

S.—With Night Cadet and Starlings Murmurations. 8 p.m. $5. The Crux

HILLFOLK NOIR—7 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel

FRIDAY SEPT. 6

SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears

K FLAY—With Sirah and Shades. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

THE BURNING OF ROME—With The Psychedelic Furs. 9 p.m. $24-$40. Knitting Factory

TRAVIS WARD—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

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

HECKTOR PECKTOR—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s

THE WEST—With Popsicle and Tainted Cantaloupe. 7 p.m. $5. Shredder

PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s

HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE AND OLD-TIMEY MUSIC SERIES—7 p.m. $5, $15 family. The Linen Building

Reckless Kelly

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL, SEPT. 5, IDAHO CENTER If the words “Jane Says” set off the unmistakable gonging of steel drums in your head, then boy oh boy, have we got good news for you. Thursday, Sept. 5, the mouthful-to-say that is the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival descends on the Idaho Center with a lineup (below) that includes a veritable who’s who of who was a big-ass deal in ’90s rock. And don’t think you’re too old to go. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is in his 50s. He’s still swinging and, unlike poor Jane, he still hits it every time. The Uproar lineup (in order): Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, New Politics, Danko Jones, Middle Class Rut, Dead Daisies, Sick Puppies, Beware of Darkness, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and Charming Liars. —Amy Atkins 2 p.m., $30-$45 adv., $49.75 day of show. Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-442-3232, idahocenter.com.

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ADAM ANT—8 p.m. $30-$50. Revolution ALIVE AFTER FIVE: CJ CHENIER AND THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND—With Hillfolk Noir. See Picks, page 14. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza

JIM MORRIS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

THURSDAY SEPT. 5

KEN HARRIS—With Carmel Crock. 6 p.m. FREE. Sofia’s Greek Bistro KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

Acacia Strain

RECKLESS KELLY—8 p.m. $23-$43. Revolution

DAN COSTELLO—7 p.m. $2. Nampa Civic Center Calliope Garden DEVIANT KIN—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

THE STARBELLY DANCERS—5 p.m. FREE. The Crux

DUCK CLUB PRESENTS: ON AN ON—With The Love Language. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL—With Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and more. See Listen Here, this page. 2 p.m. $30-$50. Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa.

GREAT BAIT—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio

ACACIA STRAIN—With Within the Ruins, Fit For an Autopsy, American Me, Brawl and For The Sake Of. 7 p.m. $15. Shredder

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

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

REBECCA SCOTT—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio RISE OF RA—With Brillz, Butch Clancy, DJ Zuz and more. See Picks, page 15. 8 p.m. $8. China Blue, 100 S. Sixth St., Boise. SPACEWASTER—With Diluted, Modesto, The Bare Bones, The Forum Walters and Jaya the Cat. 7 p.m. $5. Shredder SOUND REMEDY—Midnight. FREE. Ice Bouquet

JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub

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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE SATURDAY SEPT. 7

TY SEGALL PERFORMING SLEEPER—With Mike Donovon. 7 p.m. $12. Neurolux

TUESDAY SEPT. 10

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 11

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE— With White Magic. See Listen Here, this page. 8:30 p.m. $25-$50. Knitting Factory

MONDAY SEPT. 9

BOISE OLD TIME JAM—With The Country Club. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

BIG GIGANTIC—With Ill-Esha. 8 p.m. $18-$36. Knitting Factory

DOWNFALL OF GAIA—With Black Table, Mariana and Blackcloud. 8 p.m. $8. Shredder

INTO IT OVER IT—With Hostage Calm, Reverie and James Plane Wreck. 6 p.m. $7. Shredder

JIM MORRIS—4 p.m. FREE. Shu’s

LIKE A ROCKET CD RELEASE PARTY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

HONKY TONK HOEDOWN— Featuring Reilly Coyote, Possum Livin’ and Idyltime. 8 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s

JOSH DAMIGO—With Fiddle Junkies. 8 p.m. FREE. The Crux THE OUTRIDERS—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s PAMELA DEMARCHE—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio

THE OUTRAGEOUS LIFE TOUR—Featuring Aceoutrageous, Yung Verb, DJ Techstep, Magic Mic, DJ E3trnal and Bradlee Baxter. 7:30 p.m. $12. Neurolux SAD HORSE—10 p.m. FREE. The Crux

SUNDAY

TRUCK STOP TRIO—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio

GHOSTWIND—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye

KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers OPHELIA—With Emily Tipton Band. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: LIMBOSA—With The Fission Breakers and Uintahs. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio

SEPT. 8 HIGH STREET BAND—1 p.m. $10. Ste. Chapelle

THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRING BAND—6 p.m. FREE. Sapphire Room JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND—With a special appearance by Trey McIntyre Project. See Noise, page 24. 7 p.m. $45-$50. Egyptian OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s SEPTEMBER SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE—With Samwise Carlson, Sam Hill and Brandon Young. 7 p.m. FREE. The Crux SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears VALIENT THORR—With Lord Dying and Ramming Speed. 7 p.m. $10. Neurolux

Los Lonely Boys

JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s LOS LONELY BOYS—8 p.m. $22-$60. Knitting Factory RIVERSIDE JAZZ JAM—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio THOMAS PAUL BAND—2 p.m. FREE. Sandbar Patio

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ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, SEPT. 7, KNITTING FACTORY One of Treefort Music Fest’s biggest announcements this year was that Animal Collective would headline. Consequently, one of the biggest disappointments of this year’s festival was that Dave Portner, aka Avey Tare, had strep throat. Since debuting with Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished in 2000, Animal Collective’s dreamy, experimental pop and tripped-out live shows have received rave reviews and helped build a devoted fan base. But the band has suffered more hitches recently; in July it was announced that it needed to reschedule some shows due to illness. That same month, Duck Club Presents announced that Dan Deacon wouldn’t open this Knitting Factory show. Cross your fingers and knock on wood the headliner doesn’t cancel again. —Ben Schultz

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With White Magic. Friday, Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m., $25 general, $50 VIP. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.

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ART OF EARS, EYES AND BODY In Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune, just hearing the name “Muad’Dib” could kill you. In the Bible, Joshua blew his trumpet and knocked down the walls of Jericho. At Enso Artspace, 120 E. 38th St. in Garden City, sound will blow your mind. Featuring the work of electronic sound installation artist Dr. Ted Apel, the “Incidental Speakers” exhibit examines “our conceptions of sound perception separated from sonic phenomena.” Whoa. Apel, a teacher of electronic music at Boise State University, has had his work shown around the world, including at the SoundCulture festival in San Francisco; the Audio Art Festival in Krakow, Poland; and the Academy of Arts in Berlin. His sound installations also earned him an honorable mention at the Linz, Austria, Prix Ars Electronica in 2001 and the grand prize in the 2004 Idaho Triennial. Opening reception for “Incidental Speakers” is Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 p.m.-8p.m. The exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and runs every Thursday from 3 p.m.-8 p.m., or by appointment, until Oct. 11, featuring a Soup-Talk-Art with Apel and guest UK sound artist Lee Ray Wednesday, Sept. 18. Cost for the Apel/Ray talk is $12. Reserve your seat at ensoartspace. com/events. In other gallery news, members of the Boise State Art Department faculty will show their work at the “2013 Biennial Exhibition,” starting with an opening reception at the campus Visual Arts Center Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The show, featuring media running the gamut from ceramics and printmaking to sculpture, photography and video, will continue in Gallery 1 at the Liberal Arts Building and Gallery 2 in the Hemingway Center through Oct. 29. A discussion with faculty members Kate Walker, Caroline Earley and Jill Fitterer is slated for Oct. 24. Moving from visual to performance art, Trey McIntyre Project hosts a Meet the Dancers event Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at TMP HQ, 2285 Warm Springs Ave. in Boise. Meet the new and returning dancers for Year 6 and take in a dress rehearsal performance of “A Day in the Life,” featuring music by The Beatles. According to the dance company, this will be Boiseans’ only chance to see one of TMP’s most acclaimed ballets this season. Cost is $35 per person and seating is limited. Check treymcintyre.com/meetthedancers for more info. —Zach Hagadone

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Explore the “material meaning of sound and the loudspeaker as object” with work by Ted Apel.

IF THIS WIND CHIME COULD TALK Green Zoo Theatre debuts its second production at The WaterCooler HARRISON BERRY As Boise has grown, it has become fertile turf for creative minds; and, despite hard In the play Waiting Games, two strangers are left alone in a room full junk but without any memories. economic times, Green Zoo Arts Collective has blossomed, too. An umbrella organization for two rock he was a little surprised. He said, ‘Wow, honesty are apparent in the second one-act bands and a theater company, GZAC is the play of the evening, Like it was Never There, I’m surprised you made [the wind chime] so brainchild of a group of friends who met upbeat. Some of that was me; some of that in which a wind chime (played by Rod through the College of Idaho music prowas the actor trying to make new choices gram. Founded in August 2012, the fledgling Wolfe) courts the wind (Leah Reynolds) to and communicate the story more effectively,” assist it in finishing its symphony—a project theater company is set to perform its second Ketchum said. installment of one-act plays, collectively titled that becomes more difficult as chimes decay According to Green Zoo’s logistics manand fall away. A Night at the Zoo, at the WaterCooler, ager, Ricardo Osuna, little shocks like that “It’s in a state of disrepair, falling apart Thursday, Sept. 5. are part of the fun. one chime at a time. The character says The mission of A Night at the Zoo, ac“We’re really excited to collaborate with something like, ‘Once I lost that chime it was cording to playwright Thomas Newby, is like it was never there;’ that’s what’s happen- theater artists that we haven’t worked with straightforward. before, and are really enjoying the different “We’re trying to create an evening’s worth ing to it physically,” Newby said. perspectives they bring to the production,” The play’s director, David Ketchum, says of entertainment,” he said. he said. that because of the brevity of the one-act That’s an understatement. The two oneOutside talent includes Ketchum, actors act plays to be presented, Waiting Games and (each play runs about 30 minutes) and the David Cowan, Leah Reynolds and Rod Like it was Never There, speak to the human nature of its characters, he’s approaching Wolfe, stage designer Miguel Tapia and Like it was Never There like a fable, comexperience, the meaning of life and why we stage manager Rachel Kaufman. All told, plete with representative characters and an create in the face of our mortality. They’re the production will have twice as many staff upbeat conclusion. introspective and likely to leave audiences in members as Green Zoo Theatre’s January “It’s a cleaner way of telling this story. a meditative mood. one-act play presentation, Signal to Noise. With a lot of the themes Tom [Newby] has Waiting Games is the story of two In addition to a second one-act play, the going on in the play, you can’t sacrifice the strangers left alone in a room filled with toy story expanding on philosophical motifs. You evening’s entertainment also includes musifragments and bits of machinery, but no clue cal performances during the intermission have to show a little spark,” he said. as to who they are or their origins. Accordby Cameron Andreas of CAMP and Heart Despite not being a bona fide member of ing to a press release, it “presents a world Hunter, as well as Marcus Eugene. Green Zoo, Ketchum is a College of Idaho where there is no reason to function and “Having two plays in production, as well graduate who came across Newby and the nothing to believe in except the hope of a as including guest musical performances future Green Zoo members at the music forgotten past and the numbness that hard between the plays each night, will obviously program. He said Newby aplabor often provides.” It stars make for a more varied show than Signal to proached him about directing David Cowan and Jeff Young. Noise,” Osuna said. one of the one-acts in part Newby directs. A NIGHT AT THE ZOO Both plays will be performed in a large because the short play needed “These two characters are Opens Thursday, Sept. 5. conference room at the WaterCooler with a fresh pair of eyes. living in a world in which they Runs Thursdays-Saturdays a rag-tag production team, a few short “I think one of the reasons don’t have anything that sociuntil Saturday, Sept. 21. $7. plays and small music acts. But according he wanted me to direct it The WaterCooler, 1405 W. ety has imposed upon them to Idaho St., Boise, 208-908to Osuna, the preparation that went into A was he and some of his other look forward to tomorrow,” 0624, greenzooarts.com. Night at the Zoo will give the evening the feel friends would probably have Newby said. “Without those of something collaborative, foreshadowing a particular take on the show things society imposes upon us things to come. and maybe he wanted someas precious and valuable, what “Our last theater production was the first one else’s opinion of how the show would do they do to function day after day?” thing that Green Zoo Arts had done outside work,” Ketchum said. Newby says that despite somber themes, of The Green Zoo [the rock band]. Since Ketchum stays true to the one-act’s text— the plays are good for a few laughs. “You’re telling the playwright’s story and you then, I feel like we have all been able to think “There’s definitely a lot of humor in both more about Green Zoo as a collective and have to do justice to that story”—but when pieces. I tend not to think of it as self-deprebegun to branch out and work on some difhe directed a dress rehearsal for Newby, the cation, but I like to be as honest as possible ferent projects,” he said. author was struck by the play’s tone. in a very visceral way,” Newby said. “When Tom first saw the show rehearsal, The immediacy of Newby’s humor and WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


THE BIG SCREEN/SCREEN

(Left to right), Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl star in Gravity, The Railway Man and Rush, respectively; three of the 288 features at TIFF.

MOVIE HEAVEN BW heads to the Toronto International Film Festival GEORGE PRENTICE Customs and Immigration officials would Boise Weekly readers are so smart. They have a problem if we tried wedging you into always seem to know which films are Oscarour suitcases, but we like to think that our bound long before the casual moviegoer. readers are along for the ride each SeptemRight about this time last year, they were ber when we head north to TIFF. And while reading how a soon-to-be released action there are 288 features this year—the majorthriller would be the film to beat at the 2013 ity of them world premieres—there are only Academy Awards. Two years ago, they were so many films we can see during the 10-day buzzing about a silent black-and-white comscreenfest (FYI, on most days we see five, no edy that would soon gain critical acclaim. less than four). Three years ago, they were privy to an interThis year, we’re particularly excited to view with the star, director and screenwriter grab an aisle seat to see The Fifth Estate, of a film about King George VI’s stuttering with Benedict Cumproblem. Of course, berbatch starring as we’re talking about Julian Assange in the Oscar’s last three Best TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL story of WikiLeaks; Pictures: Argo, The Thursday, Sept. 5 - Sunday Sept. 15, 2013 the amazing Idris Elba Artist and The King’s 288 feature-length films from 70 countries (TV’s Luther) in the Speech. BW reported 269 World or North American Premieres title role of Manfrom each premiere, 28 screens dela: Long Walk to trumpeting their acFreedom; Rush, Oscar claim from previous winner Ron Howeditions of the Toronto ard’s film on formula one car racing; George International Film Festival, a fall firehose of Clooney and Sandra Bullock in Gravity, a movies which shoots hundreds of films at thriller about being lost in deep space; and fans and critics in rapid succession.

the controversial Blue is the Warmest Color, which set this year’s Cannes Film Festival aflame with its scenes of extreme intimacy. Also on our must-watch list: 12 Years as a Slave: Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt in the story of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. August: Osage County: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the film version of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner. Devil’s Knot: Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon in director Atom Egoyan’s telling of the West Memphis Three. The Invisible Woman: Ralph Fiennes in the story of Charles Dickens’ mysterious relationship with a married woman. The Railway Man: Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in the story of redemption for a prisoner of war. You Are Here: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler in a new comedy. We’ll be overdosing on popcorn and blogging from TIFF until mid-September. Look for our coverage at boiseweekly.com/blogs/ cobweb.

LISTINGS/SCREEN Special Screenings DECODING ANNIE PARKER—The true story of one breast cancer patient’s battle and one researcher’s determination that led to the critical discovery of the BRCA gene. Featuring a red-carpet reception, silent auction and discussion with writerdirector Steven Bernstein. Benefits the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Thursday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m. $50, VIP $100. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: HOOK—Enjoy the 1991 recreation of Sir James M. Barrie’s classic adventure tale for all ages, starring Robin William, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts.

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Boise Parks and Recreation will also coordinate field games. Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m. FREE. Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. GHOSTBUSTERS—Three pseudoscientists start a business capturing ghosts. When one of the crew’s romantic interest is possessed by a demon, they discover a prominent part of the New York City Skyline is a portal to a hellish dimension. Friday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. FREE-$5. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. SALINGER: A FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION—Join Professor Ralph Clare for a look into

the life of J.D. Salinger. Monday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. $7-$9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, theflicksboise.com.

Opening RIDDICK—Left for dead on a lifeless planet scorched by the sun, Riddick must battle vicious aliens and bounty

hunters who seek his demise. Starring Vin Diesel. (R) Opens Friday, Sept. 6. Edwards 9, 22. THE SPECTACULAR NOW—A popular young man charms a nerdy girl to try and win back his girlfriend, but finds himself developing genuine feelings and thinking about deeper things in life. (R) Opens Friday, Sept. 6. The Flicks.

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MASSIVE Delving into high fantasy in MMOs MICHAEL LAFFERTY Look into our eyes... you will bid for us.

CHANGE OF SEASON Now that it’s past Labor Day, social convention says we’re not supposed to wear white, but it doesn’t say anything about thinking about the white stuff. There’s still time to bid on items in the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Bogus Bash 2013 online auction. Bidding remains open through 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, giving Bogus supporters a chance not only to pick up some cool gear, services and trips, but to help raise money so the nonprofit ski area can buy equipment to help clear brush from the slopes—which makes them way easier to cruise down in the winter (OK, and safer, too). Items up for bid include fly fishing casting lessons for two, a chance to get up close and personal with Zoo Boise’s lemurs, U.S. Ski Team gear, massages, memberships to Discovery Center of Idaho and Idaho Botanical Garden, assorted outdoor gear, meals and more. To bid, go online to bogusbasin.org and click on the auction link. In more Bogus news, season pass holders can now pick up their passes during regular office hours at the Bogus Basin Road Ticket Office. Boarders from the ’burbs are one step closer to having a terrain park to shred without having to actually go to the mountains. The Eagle City Council approved the Concessions and Exclusive Use Agreement for a proposed terrain and wakeboard park on seven acres at the Eagle Bike Park. It’s not a done deal for the Eagle Terrain Park—the brainchild of Planet Snow’s Ryan Neptune—but it’s a big step toward getting the park built in the area that had originally been planned for a velodrome. The proposal calls for the installation of snow-making equipment, a jib park, magic carpet and a tubing hill, as well as turning the velodrome pit into a 19-million-gallon wakeboarding park with a cable tow line, and refurbishing the existing skatepark (BW, Rec, “Park and Ride,” July 10, 2013). Day passes would cost roughly $15 and season passes $100. The price tag for the facility would run about $1 million—which Planet Snow and other sponsors would front—and the city of Eagle would get about 10 percent of the gross revenue. Project supporters have continued to hold a series of public open houses to address concerns over traffic and noise, and the city has rolled out a swanky website in support of the Terrain Park, filled with maps, facts and information. Check it out under Parks and Recreation in the City Departments drop-down menu at cityofeagle.org. —Deanna Darr

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A FIRST LOOK AT FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN A video game is the sum of its parts. Especially in the case of massively multiplayer games, if one element dominates, the result is a one-dimensional experience that the playing community inevitably drifts away from. And when it comes to one title in the video game world that carries immediate name recognition—Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series, for example—there are expectations from players. It doesn’t matter whether it is a strategy game, a card game, a movie, a single-player roleplaying game or a MMO. When I was invited to participate in a beta test of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the response was immediate: When can I start playing? FFXIV is not a brand-new game. It’s the rebirth of a title released in September 2010 and closed in November 2011, and is the second in the Final Fantasy franchise built as an MMO. When an MMO closes, it usually does not reappear. But that seems not to be the case anymore. Sometimes a game is simply too good to let go of, and gamers often complain that some MMOs fail because they were released too soon. FFXIV is one of those games that had great potential—enough that Square Enix decided to re-imagine the game and re-release it. At first glance, it is apparent that reworking the game, using current (aka newer) technology, has resulted in a visually stunning spectacle. Before delving too deeply into the game, there is a bit of a kicker: If you are running a PC with Windows XP as the OS, you won’t be able to play. Microsoft stated that it would no longer support XP after April 9, 2014 (time is ticking), and many developers are moving away from the operating platform. As for the game itself, FFXIV carries the game’s original lore and story lines, but offers new graphics, a revamped user interface, redesigned maps, more variations in the gameplay and added story content. The game presents the classes players have come to expect from a Final Fantasy offering, including the ability to assume more than one role with a single character (you can eventually run the gamut with a character), and its fair share of “fetch and kill X-amount of this mob or that one.” If you don’t expect stellar or groundbreaking gameplay elements, you won’t be disappointed. The most notable bit of redesign with this title is its graphics. The game looks amazing and, in that category alone, it is very much next-generation. But, while graphics are one element that feed the visual desire, they certainly won’t sustain a game. Leveling is not that hard initially, and play-

Neverwinter: Free to play, but the fashion choices are priceless.

ers won’t have a difficult time getting into the swing of the game early on. Skills have reuse timers and the game has potential. It will be interesting to see what was added before the game was released, because what was in the beta version was not enough to sustain interest. Bear in mind that this “first look” was based on the beta and the game has just been released—meaning some elements may have changed from the initial first impressions.

NEVERWINTER DELVES INTO THE LORE OF THE SWORD COAST For those who remember the BioWare single-player RPG, Neverwinter (from developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World) is a return to that lore, albeit with a few twists. The game is free to play, although players can only have two character slots (you have to buy more, which is part of the micro-transactions/ marketplace that is being used to sustain the game), and while the game presents a nice array of character classes, from the outset players will notice a few things missing, like a ranged scout class. The scout is a trickster rogue, dual wielding and high in agility and damage output, but no bow. The game does not have the graphic eye candy of FFXIV, but what it lacks in initial visual appeal it makes up for with great combat animations and generally fun action sequences. There are eight races and one coming soon: human, half-orc, drow, dwarf, elf, half-elf, halfling and tiefling. And yes, the drow are from Menzoberranzan—for the uninitiated, that’s the City of Spiders from the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting. Currently there are five classes in the game as well (and one “coming soon”): the aforementioned rogue, a control wizard, devoted cleric, guardian fighter and great weapon fighter. The guardian is the sword-and-board type of fighter, great at defense, while the great weapon fighter is the damage dealer who utilizes the oversized, two-handed greatsword. The game begins with the usual suspects, in terms of introductory tasks. Go to place A

and kill mob B, or go here and fetch that. As players level, they will gain companions, which makes it more fun, and the dungeon crawls are enjoyable, though the random drops are merely average in nature. What sets the game apart is that players can create quests and dungeons for other players. There is a subscription element as well that garners some interesting items and the events calendar seems robust. Obviously, as players contribute the game will have legs to carry it down the road, rather than depending on developer updates for new content. The downside is that it is somewhat limiting unless you have subscribed, bought coin (called Zen and used in a variety of Perfect World games) to put on your account or have purchased the founder’s package. Don’t try to send a tell to someone if you are on a free-to-play account—at least not until Level 15. Find a nightmare lockbox in the game? You will need an enchanted key and those only cost 125 Zen. Neverwinter contains a vast world with solid interiors, terrific combat elements and solid gameplay. The micro-transactions go a bit far and feel limiting, and the graphics are serviceable.

OVERALL FFXIV and Neverwinter will be up against it when The Elder Scrolls Online releases in early 2014. If it’s everything it is billed to be, the bar may be raised too high for stock gameplay elements in titles like these to compete against. And there are other games coming down the pipe that will also present interesting challenges—games like ArcheAge or EverQuest Next. And for those wondering, yes, another attempt at a Warhammer 40K game is on the horizon, as well as a Tom Clancy massively cooperative multiplayer game called The Division and a racing game called The Crew. In other words, for MMO fans, the horizon is pretty full of options, and if you’re not thrilled with what is out there or coming out, just be patient. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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Events & Workshops AVIMOR DEMO DAY—Test ride new models of mountain bikes, road bikes and accessories from local bike shops and regional distributors on more than 90 miles of Foothills trails. Also featuring a morning bike race, group rides and riding clinics for all levels. Top it all off with beer and wine by the Beer Guys and barbecue by Rolling Hog Smokers. For more info, email avimorevents@gmail.com. Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Avimor, north of Eagle on Highway 55 at Avimor Drive, Eagle, 208-9395360, avimor.com.

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FLYBOARDING On an August Saturday at Lucky Peak Reservoir, a person hovered high above the water in a scene that looked straight out of the movies. “It feels like you’re flying,” said Aly Clark after she landed on the water. “I feel like Tinker Bell, but everyone else says they feel like Iron Man.” The sport is called Flyboarding, and flight is achieved when water shoots from two big jets on the bottom of a board to which a rider’s feet are strapped. Clark, 18, is immersed in Flyboarding. With the help of her family, she bought the rights to the futuristic machine, making her the only licensed seller and renter in Idaho. She spends every weekend at Lucky Peak, offering folks the flight of a lifetime. “It’s something you talk about forever,” Clark said. “We had a guy who was 78 do it, and kids as young as 10.” The Flyboard is attached to a jet ski with 60 feet of fire hose. The jet ski diverts its power to push water through the hose, which lifts the rider into the air. The jet ski’s RPMs control how high the rider goes. When Clark rides it, she can reach 40 feet. She even talked me into giving it a try. I zipped up a lifejacket, buckled my helmet and slid into the board’s boots, which felt like those of a wakeboard. She ran the jet ski and coached me, shouting, “Take your flight position!” The “flight position” requires the rider to stand perfectly straight, which is rather tricky. FLYBOARD IDAHO You have to lock your knees, 208-869-8528, keep your back straight, alyclarknidaho@hotmail.com squeeze your butt and hold your arms at your sides. I held it as long as I could, but it was a true test of balance and I sucked. I would look down, bend a knee, flail my arms and end up crashing to the water in a jetpack-powered belly flop. I topped out at 4 or 5 feet. Accomplished Flyboarders can do dolphin dives and back flips. Maybe I’d get the hang of it after another ride or two, but Flyboarding isn’t cheap—a 20-minute session costs $149 and nearly $200 for 40 minutes. To buy the board itself, you’ll fork out $4,800, plus a required $350 class from the pros. But Clark said anyone can do it. “If you can stand on a chair and change a light bulb, you can Flyboard,” she said. Clark’s favorite part of getting people on the board is taking them out of their comfort zone. She hopes that after trying Flyboarding, folks will be more willing to try other new things as well. She calls that rewarding. —Jessica Murri WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M

FIT ONE EXPO AND 5K, 9K RUNS—FitOne is the new incarnation of the Women’s Fitness Celebration. The Expo runs Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 20, and serves as race packet pick-up. On Saturday, Sept. 21, the 5K starts at the intersection of Bannock Street and Capitol Boulevard, and the 9K start line is at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. For more info and to register, visit fitoneboise.org. Proceeds benefit St. Luke’s. Thursday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 a.m. Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise, 208-336-8900, boisecentre.com. TOUR OF BOISE—Walk, stroll or run your way through a scavenger hunt while exploring Boise’s art and history. Then return to the finish for more fun with a raffle and refreshments. Register online at bogusbasinnordicteam. com. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Bogus Basin Nordic Team. Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $68 for a team of 4. Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise.

Sports & Fitness FAMILY WALL CRAWL—Enjoy time with your family in the rock gym designed for everyone. Walk-ins welcome. For more info, call the office or check out the website. Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $7, $23 family of 4. Wings Center of Boise, 1875 Century Way, Boise, 208376-3641, wingscenter.com.

Recurring BOISE SOCCER LEAGUE—The co-ed soccer league is open to all levels. Player fees are $24 per season, plus $25 annual dues. The team fees are $375 per season and includes all referee fees. Games are played Mondays on Boise Parks and Recreation playing field. For more info visit boisesoccerleague.com. FIELD HOCKEY CLUB—Boise’s first field hockey club. First month is free. Saturdays. 10:30 a.m. For info, call 208-608-2526 or e-mail fieldhockeyidaho@ hotmail.com. Ann Morrison Park, Americana Boulevard, Boise. KNOBBY TIRES—Juniors, beginners, experts and enthusiasts welcome for a 60- to 90-minute no-drop ride. Mondays, 5:45 p.m., Camel’s Back Park (just west of tennis courts).

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HOPWORKS URBAN BREWERY HUB LAGER, $2.49-$2.99 This beer pours a bright straw with a two-finger head that collapses quickly but leaves a nice lacing. You get dusty grain on the nose, backed by lemon butter, biscuit and the softest kiss of hops. The palate is ver y user friendly and leads off with whole wheat cracker, followed by lightly sweet malt, subdued hops and a touch of lemon zest. It’s an organic brew that comes in a generous 16-ounce format. NEW BELGIUM BREWING SHIFT PALE LAGER, $1.39-$1.79 In the glass, this brew is a light amber with a porous, bonewhite head that’s thin but persistent. The aromas open with bright-but-light hops, biscuity malt, dried citrus and green tea. The hop presence is surprisingly forward for a lager, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s definitely not overly aggressive, and it’s nicely balanced by sweet malt and floral citrus flavors. This beer is an appealingly different take on the style. PAYETTE BREWING NORTH FORK LAGER, $1.39-$1.79 My first experience with this brew was a week or so ago, coming off a float down the Cabarton Run of the Payette River. Maybe it was the time and place, but it was delicious. Follow-up encounters have proved every bit as good. It’s a hazy, light lemon pour with a decent egg-white head. Lemon-laced, fresh bread dough aromas lead off, colored by light hops. This nicely balanced brew goes down oh so easily, with smooth hops, soft grain and a refreshing finish. —David Kirkpatrick

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The difference between an ale and a lager is all in the yeast. Top-fermenting ale yeast thrives at a warmer temperature, while bottom-fermenting lager yeast likes it cold. Lagers tend to be clean and refreshing with relatively light hops—just the thing as we transition into fall. They are relatively new on the brew scene, if you consider the 15th century as relatively new. Here are three worthy examples, all in cans:

GURU FINDS A HOME DOWNTOWN Plus Innerbrew Farms, Amagi Brewing and the Idaho Indoor Farmers Market move to Garden City TARA MORGAN Kevin and Angel Moran might look a little glazed these days. Though the duo started Guru Donuts in February as a series of spontaneous Saturday speakeasies, slinging sugary confections out of their North End home, the business has now grown into a full-time operation. In addition to Guru’s busy booth at the Boise Farmer’s Market, the donut upstart has snagged a downtown kitchen space, where it’ll be cranking out wholesale orders. “We’re just doing a wholesale kitchen not a retail store,” explained Angel. “We’re going to be basically seven days a week, which is daunting for us, but we’ll be doing wholesale to The Crux and to the Co-op to start and probably extend that out until we get our retail [space].” Guru is taking over the former Twig’s Cellar spot in the basement of the Garro Building at 816 Bannock St. Eventually, the pair hopes to open a street-level retail storefront upstairs, where folks can swing in and grab donuts on the go. “We’re taking it step by step, and then we’re growing into each phase as we pass through it—quickly—but it’s still happening pretty slow to some people’s standards,” said Angel. “They want to walk in and get donuts everyday but … we want to make sure we do it right.” Guru Donuts is hosting an open house First Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5-9 p.m. so fans can come check out their new digs. “Everybody from the community can come see where we are because it is hidden; it’s a little underground donut shop operation,” said Angel. For more info, visit gurudonuts.com. In Garden City, another empty space is now buzzing with the energy from three upstart operations. Innerbrew Farms, Amagi Brewing and the Idaho Indoor Farmer’s Market have collectively taken over the 17,000-square-foot area to the left of the Revolution Concert House at Glenwood Street and Chinden Boulevard. The Idaho Indoor Farmer’s Market, which hosted its soft opening Aug. 30, is a year-round market offering produce from a handful of small-scale Garden City growers.

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“Well, we’re just trying to start a grassroots business with some local Garden City producers,” said owner Jackson Bricker. “I’ve contracted with some greenhouses in Garden Valley to be able to do local veggies in the winter ... so we can be open all year long.” Though the market will be modest to start, with plans to sell veggies Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Bricker hopes to grow the operation. “I really want it to be a huge market; obviously, we’re starting out small because that’s just how it has to work and there were a lot of things I just didn’t understand about farmers,” said Bricker. “It’s been a little bit more difficult than what I had initially planned, but it’s working out now; it’s all coming together.” Bricker continued: “Really, our big thing is if we have veggies left over, we’re going to donate. I want it to be a grassroots kind of thing; I want it to have a community feel to the whole thing. We want to teach people about farming and why they should raise their own food, and why when they can’t raise that food, they should buy locally.” Sharing space with the Idaho Indoor Farmers Market are two other ventures: Innerbrew Farms and Amagi Brewing Company, both run by Joshua Paulson. “I’ve been home brewing for about four years now; basically, I like having full control of my product; that’s why the farm came into play,” said Paulson. “I was planning to just be a brewery initially, but then I decided I wanted to grow any sort of ingredient to throw into the beer,” he added. “I’m putting in indoor hops right now and a few different peppers—all sorts of plants that can go into beer, different herbs.” Though Paulson won’t have his 10-barrel brewery up and running for another six to nine months, the spent grain from his home-brewing setup will soon be incor-

porated into Innerbrew Farms, his indoor farm, vermiculture and aquaculture operation. “Basically, I’m taking brewery grain, I’m processing it into fish feed and I’m also using it for cultivating oyster mushrooms and then I’m also raising escargot snails—one of their favorite foods is grain. And we’re also doing a composting worm farm,” explained Paulson. Paulson says he will be raising 400-500 yellow perch to start in a 750-gallon tank, which will, in turn, lend nutrients to his sealed, CO2-supplemented 120-square-foot greenhouse. This practice is referred to as aquaponics. “You feed the fish, the water from the fish tank gets all mucked up from the fish waste, that water gets plumbed into the greenhouse and basically, the plants filter out what the fish put into it ... they convert them to nutrients, and at the end of the route, the water returns back to the fish tank clean,” said Paulson. “So it’s highly drought-tolerant method of growing. From what I understand, it should only evaporate five gallons of water a week.” Paulson hopes to have Innerbrew Farms fully operational within about eight weeks, though he won’t have any oyster mushrooms ready for purchase for another two months. The yellow perch will take a year to reach maturity while the snails will take between nine months and 12 months to grow to their full size. He said he plans to feed the snails to the fish if the population gets out of control, and he’ll offer his veggies next door at the Idaho Indoor Farmers Market. For more information on the Idaho Indoor Farmer’s Market, visit facebook. com/IdahoIndoorFarmersMarket. For more on Innerbrew Farms, check out facebook. com/Innerbrew. And for updates on Amagi Brewing Company, visit facebook.com/ amagibrewing. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M


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CLASSIFIEDS ARIES (March 21-April 19): “No regrets? Really?” asks author Richard Power. “I have regrets. They are sacred to me. They inform my character. They bear witness to my evolution. Glimpses of lost love and treasure are held inside of them; like small beautiful creatures suspended in amber.” I think you can see where this horoscope is going, Aries. I’m going to suggest you do what Powers advises: “Do not avoid your regrets. Embrace them. Listen to their stories. Hold them to your heart when you want to remember the price you paid to become who you truly are.”

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Urbandictionary.com says that the newly coined word “orgasnom” is what you call the ecstatic feelings you have as you eat especially delectable food. It’s derived, of course, from the word “orgasm.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, you are in an excellent position to have a number of orgasmic-like breakthroughs in the coming week. Orgasnoms are certainly among them, but also orgasaurals, orgasights and orgasversations—in other words, deep thrills resulting from blissful sounds, rapturous visions and exciting conversations. I won’t be surprised if you also experience several other kinds of beautiful delirium. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you were about to run in a longdistance race, you wouldn’t eat a dozen doughnuts. Right? If you were planning to leave your native land and spend a year living in Ethiopia, you wouldn’t immerse yourself in learning how to speak Chinese in the month before you departed. Right? In that spirit, I hope you’ll be smart about the preparations you make in the coming weeks. This will be a time to prime yourself for the adventures in self-expression that will bloom in late September and the month of October. What is it you want to create at that time? What would you like to show the world about yourself? CANCER (June 21-July 22): The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. It’s the foundation of the most politically powerful nation on the planet. And yet when it originally went into effect in 1789, it was only 4,543 words long—about three times the length of this horoscope column. The Bill of Rights, enacted in 1791, added a mere 462 words. By contrast, India’s Constitution is 117,000 words, more than 20 times longer. If you create a new master plan for yourself in the coming months, Cancerian—as I hope you will—a compact version like America’s will be exactly right. You need diamond-like lucidity, not sprawling guesswork.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There are two scientific terms for tickling. “Knismesis” refers to a soft, feathery touch that may be mildly pleasurable. It can be used to display adoring tenderness. The heavier, deeper kind of tickling is called “gargalesis.” If playfully applied to sensitive parts of the anatomy, it can provoke fun and laughter. Given the current planetary alignments, Leo, I conclude that both of these will be rich metaphors for you in the coming days. I suggest that you be extra alert for opportunities to symbolically tickle and be tickled. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In his “Song of the Open Road,” Walt Whitman wrote some lyrics that I hope will provide you with just the right spark. Even if you’re not embarking on a literal journey along a big wide highway, my guess is that you are at least going to do the metaphorical equivalent. “Henceforth I ask not good fortune—I myself am good fortune,” said Uncle Walt. “Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing. Strong and content, I travel the open road.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mystical poet St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) was one of Spain’s greatest writers. But not all of his work came easily. When he was 35, a rival religious group imprisoned him for his mildly heretical ideas. He spent the next nine months in a 10-foot by 6-foot jail cell, where he was starved, beaten and tortured. It was there that he composed his most renowned poem, “Spiritual Canticle.” Does that provide you with any inspiration, Libra? I’ll make a wild guess and speculate that maybe you’re in a tough situation yourself right now. It’s not even 1 percent as tough as St. John’s, though. If he could squeeze some brilliance out of his predicament, you can, too. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The American naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) traveled widely and wrote 23 books. “I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,” he testified, “all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” Let’s make that longing for abundance serve as your rallying cry during the next two weeks, Scorpio. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you have a cosmic mandate to push to the limits—and sometimes beyond—as you satisfy your quest to be, see and do everything you love to be, see and do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Punk icon Henry Rollins did an interview with Marilyn Manson, rock ’n’ roll’s master of the grotesque. The comments section beneath the video on YouTube are

rife with spite and bile directed toward Manson, driving one fan to defend her hero. “I love Marilyn Manson so much that I could puke rainbows,” she testified. I think you will need to tap into that kind of love in the coming days, Sagittarius: fierce, intense and devotional, and yet also playful, funny and exhilarating. You don’t necessarily have to puke rainbows, however. Maybe you could merely spit them. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you want to know a secret, I talk less crazy to you Capricorns than I do to the other signs. I tone down my wild-eyed, goddess-drunk shape-shifting a bit. I rarely exhort you to don an animal costume and dance with the fairy folk in the woods, and I think the last time I suggested that you fall in love with an alien, angel or deity was... never. So what’s my problem? Don’t you feel taboo urges and illicit impulses now and then? Isn’t it true that like everyone else, you periodically need to slip away from your habitual grooves and tamper with the conventional wisdom? Of course you do. Which is why I hereby repeal my excessive caution. Get out there, Capricorn, and be as uninhibited as you dare. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Germany’s Ostwall Museum displayed a conceptual installation by the artist Martin Kippenberger. Valued at $1.1 million, it was called “When It Starts Dripping from the Ceiling.” Part of it was composed of a rubber tub that was painted to appear as if it had once held dirty rainwater. One night while the museum was closed, a new janitor came in to tidy up the premises. While performing her tasks, she scrubbed the rubber tub until it was “clean,” thereby damaging the art. Let this be a cautionary tale, Aquarius. It’s important for you to appreciate and learn from the messy stuff in your life—even admire its artistry—and not just assume it all needs to be scoured and disinfected. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In her novel White Oleander, Janet Fitch suggests that beauty is something to be used, “like a hammer or a key.” That’s your assignment, Pisces. Find practical ways to make your beauty work for you. For example, invoke it to help you win friends and influence people. Put it into action to drum up new opportunities and hunt down provocative invitations. And don’t tell me you possess insufficient beauty to accomplish these things. I guarantee you that you have more than enough. To understand why I’m so sure, you may have to shed some ugly definitions of beauty you’ve unconsciously absorbed from our warped culture.

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