LOCAL, INDEPENDENT NEWS, OPINION, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BOISEWEEKLY.COM VOLUME 22, ISSUE 20 NOVEMBER 6–12, 2013
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STRIKING GOLD Sun Valley is an Olympic training ground
COLD HARD TRUTH
Adapting to warmer winters
LISTEN UP Go Listen Boise throws a music spree
WINTER WARMERS A roundup of local winter brews
“They’re not interested if you’re John Boehner’s best friend.”
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SNOW! We couldn’t have timed it better. If you happened to look out your window on Sunday, Nov. 3, you caught the ﬁrst snows of winter. True, it melted off under scattered clouds and sunshine, but it’s ofﬁcial: The cold weather season has begun. As such, this week marks Boise Weekly’s annual Snow edition. On Page 8, you’ll read about Sun Valley’s big score as an ofﬁcial Olympic/Paralympic training site for Nordic skiing— one of only 15 self-funding Olympic training sites in the United States. The distinction builds on Sun Valley’s already storied reputation as a training ground for Olympians like Picabo Street and Andy Soule—the ﬁrst American to win a medal in the sport of biathalon—but it also opens the way for Idaho to host entire generations of champions. Flip to Page 11 and you’ll ﬁnd a fascinating look at the ramiﬁcations of warmer winters. While rising temperatures pose a range of challenges to everything from agriculture to recreation, they also represent certain potential boons. On Page 18, you’ll ﬁnd our annual Mountain Guide, including write-ups on 16 Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming resorts—as well as basic info on a dozen mountains in northern Utah—ranked by vertical drop. The best part: They’re all within six hours drive time from Boise. Among other snow-themed coverage, you’ll ﬁnd an account of BW freelancer Randy King’s trek up the James W. Dalton Highway in Alaska on Page 32, and I wax eloquent about my snow shovel on Page 33. Finally, on Page 34, BW food writer Tara Morgan takes a look at winter seasonal beer offerings from nine local breweries. All that, plus First Thursday news and events on Pages 19-22, make this a particularly packed edition of BW. And just to make sure you haven’t forgotten, here’s your ﬁnal reminder: Fiction 101 submissions are due at BWHQ no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Bad Cartoon entries are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8. Let those good (and bad) ideas out into the world; just get them to 523 Broad St. on time and with the requisite $10 per entry fee. We’ll do the rest. Find out more at boiseweekly.com. —Zach Hagadone
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BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
LOW SCORES A new report says the majority of lowincome kids in Idaho are missing out on pre-K education. Find out how big the problem is at Citydesk.
LABEL LOVE Boise duo Edmond Dantes landed a track on Portland, Ore.-based Tender Loving Empire’s Friends and Friends of Friends Vol. 6 compilation. Listen to it on Cobweb.
BREW BIG Sockeye Brewery is looking to open a wholesale operation at its new brewpub under construction on West Fairview Avenue. Check out the details on Citydesk.
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THE FLUTTER: ISSUE 13 Your Ofﬁcial SFMPB Newsletter
Dear me, what with all this constant fuss from our right-wing idiot, government-shutting-down friends, I’m afraid I have let our beloved Society languish most dreadfully. It’s been months since we issued the last Flutter, and we haven’t held a Society potluck since before last year’s election. (And I remind you, that last potluck wasn’t exactly an evening to remember. I suppose that’s what I get for suggesting a Mitt Romney-themed meal. No beer, no wine, no coffee and the desserts were all taken from Ann Romney’s cookbook, 36 Scrum-dilly-icious Delights You Can Make With Nothing but Rice Krispies and Nutella.) It’s not that the Society is fading away, oh no. I assure you, my faithfuls, there will always be a Society For Making People Better. Even were I, your Rajah, to go absent from my post... were I to be kidnapped by Red Sea pirates, for instance, or should I take an unexpected blow to the noggin and wander the streets with amnesia for months to come, unable to speak even my name... or were I to be called to some clandestine duty by my president and ﬁnd myself living undercover in some savage craphole like Kandahar Province or Texas... or were I to be swept into a temporal wormhole and end up falling in love with my own Irish greatgreat-grandmother just as the Great Potato Famine has taken hold in County Sligo... there will always be someone out there, ﬁghting the good ﬁght. Sacriﬁcing him or herself like Mother Teresa or George Clooney to convince other human beings to give up their evil, venal, self-absorbed, corrupt, sneaky, greasy, verminous, lying, deviant, ﬂatulent, black-hearted Tea Party ways and become better people! Seriously, I’m not saying any of that will happen to your Rajah. I’m just saying that if it does, the struggle will go on. It must! Think about it! How long can we last—as a nation, as a people, as a species even— with people like Sen. Ted Cruz around, behaving like... like... well, like Ted Cruz? Were an alien ship to land in my backyard, manned by intergalactic explorers on their ﬁrst trip here, I wouldn’t even know how to describe him to them. He’s so... so... gggggguuuuuu... Ah, but excuse me. I believe I could use a little nap. U Goodness! It appears I’ve slept the day away. I’ve been sleeping quite a bit of late. Probably too much. I rise at my normal time and do what I have always done, which is microwave myself a mug and turn on Matt Lauer. But anymore, all too often, good ol’ Matt is interviewing some... some... oh, how to say this delicately?... some frothing asshole from the frothing asshole wing of the Republican Party, and all I want to do is climb back into bed. BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
I suppose I could watch something less aggravating. Wake Up with Al, perhaps, or Andy Grifﬁth Show reruns. If worse comes to worst, I could even leave the TV off. But as a citizen of these United States and a semi-responsible adult, I feel rather obliged to, you know, keep up. Even if keeping up is as depressing as coming home to an empty house and a note from your wife explaining that she has run off with your last remaining friend, whom you told just the day before you thought of as a brother, and now you realize that all this time, he was a frothing asshole who cares about nothing but his own self-promotion! I mean, none of that happened. Not to your Rajah, anyway. But that’s how depressing it is to think there are people like that out there in our nation’s capital, grinding our country down to a nub, stripping all decency and dignity from what it means to be a leader of Americans, and that one of them actually thinks he has a chance at being our president. President! Think about that! President Cruz! Ggguuuuuuuu... No. No. Don’t think about that. Do not think about that. My friends, let us turn our attentions back to the Society. The good old Society For Making People Better. I don’t know about you, but I always ﬁnd it comforting, thinking about the possibilities of having better people around. So whenever I feel particularly despondent—you know, so damnedably depressed I can’t even get to sleep—I retreat into my Rajah ofﬁce, put on my turban, lean back against the tank with my feet up on the bathtub, suck on my hookah and reﬂect upon the good people of Earth. You know, the people who are so unlike that frothing asshole Ted Cruz that you have to wonder if there aren’t really two species of Homo sapiens. They look alike, talk alike, dress alike and produce offspring alike, only one of them is descended from cute little monkeys that can be trained to ride itsy-bitsy bicycles and often show kindness and compassion to their fellow monkeys, while the other is descended from some sort of lizard that cannibalizes its own young, has poisonous saliva and pisses acid. Listen, I’m not saying that’s how it really is, but you have to wonder, eh? Before I leave you, I want to draw attention to The Flutter’s new motto. As you can see, it is now “Your Ofﬁcial SFMPB Newsletter.” I felt I needed to add the qualiﬁer “Ofﬁcial” because word has reached me that there are un-ofﬁcial SFMPB newsletters being circulated. I don’t know who’s doing it, or why, but your Rajah deﬁnitely intends to get to the bottom of this. And you will be happy to hear I have set the date for our next Society potluck. (Check our secret website for the exact time and place.) The theme for the evening will be “Obamacare, Yum!!!”
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THE WRETCHED EXCESS BIRTHDAY TOUR Freud goes on vacation
For the past few years, Julie and I have spent late October days at Chico Hot Springs in Montana, usually after touring the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Our excuse is that it’s my birthday, but even if it weren’t, we’d go anyway and ﬁnd an excuse later. This year we had a wealth of excuses. Blue skies had settled over Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, after days of rain and snow and newspaper articles predicting a harsh winter because of warming Paciﬁc waters. The government shutdown had ended. Julie had been working long hours and wanted out of the house. Best of all, I had my ancient-ofdays lifetime pass that allowed us free entry to national parks and national monuments. We took books and a well-stocked picnic cooler, cameras and sleeping bags, CDs of oldfart music, heavy-duty hiking gear, headlamps and backpacks. We were ready for anything short of the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano or another government shutdown. As it happened, we could have traveled lighter. We hiked, but it was in sandals on Yellowstone boardwalks, not in hiking boots on the ridges of the Tetons. We played only half the CDs. We never used the headlamps. We did eat the contents of the cooler, which was why we didn’t go on any long hikes. I read one book. It was small, easily carried and I’d read it several times before, but it still took me a solid week to get through. It was Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents. I’d taken it along because it describes how culture puts demands on individuals, forcing them to deny their basic instincts, which Freud indicates are more or less unspeakable. People hate it when their basic instincts are denied, much less articulated, and the best evidence that Freud was onto something was that the Congress of the United States had, for much of October, tried to get rid of their government so they could do what they damn well wanted to. At least that was the rhetoric in Washington, D.C., and enough of our representatives believed it, or believed that their constituents believed it, that they threatened to damage the ﬁscal credibility of America and bring down the whole shooting match. Freud implies that when the needs of civilization get too heavy to bear, people go crazy, things fall apart and you start seeing bands of orphaned 8-year-olds with assault riﬂes at your door, ordering you to give them the year’s worth of food in your crawl space and let them watch cartoons on your big screen. I took the book to ﬁnd out how close we were to all that, and it gave rise to a series of semi-ironic portraits, which showed me reading Civilization and Its Discontents in the hot pool at Chico, on a massage table in the Chico spa, on a recycled plastic Park Service boardwalk in front of an erupting geyser and behind
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a ﬂatiron steak and glass of pinot noir in the Chico dining room. If the end of civilization depends on my discontent, it will survive as long as I can get to Chico for my birthday. Still, Freud says that the unconscious death instinct, evident in our aggression toward each other and ourselves, makes most people hate the government and the civilization it represents. Murderers, rapists, playground bullies, spouse abusers, suicides, warmongers, mean girls, scornful talk-radio hosts, hospital billing agents, congressional nihilists, KKK members—I could go on—are all, according to Freud, expressing their need to do what they damn well want to, and that’s to increase the amount of death in the world. To see the conﬂict from another perspective, the culture tells me to love my neighbor as myself, but that becomes painful when my neighbor is nasty, brutish and short, and wants to do me in or at least borrow my lawnmower and not bring it back. After brooding about my missing mower, I start wishing I could do what I damn well want as far as my neighbor is concerned—to do him in, or at least go out at night with a paintbrush and a can of Roundup and write on his manicured lawn what Freud says he really wants to be anyway. Leaving Chico was like getting kicked out of Eden. We headed for Butte, Mont., where we had eaten pulled-pork sandwiches in its decaying downtown and then had driven out to see the Berkeley Pit, the giant copper mine that has eaten like a cancer into the town, where purple-black waters slowly rise toward the horizon and any geese that land there die. It sparked memories of a Yellowstone full of civilized prohibitions, most of them concerned with keeping 3 million tourists a year in their cars or on boardwalks, safe from wild animals or lethal geology or authentic experience. Then the radio reported that the ruined nuclear plant at Fukushima had experienced another earthquake, and I had the absurd thought that the Paciﬁc was warming because it was being used as a cooling pond for spent fuel rods. I had the not-so-absurd thought that maybe civilization didn’t need a Congress to destroy it because it was busy destroying itself. I ﬁnished the book after we left Butte, while we were driving through the mountains of Montana toward the Idaho border. It was a warm day. Sun-golden tamaracks lit the dark green of ﬁr forests above us. Neon-orange cottonwoods ﬂooded the river bottoms. Van Morrison’s Inarticulate Speech of the Heart was on the stereo, raving on. Few cars were on the highway and it was possible, for long happy moments, to think that we were driving through a post-civilization world, beautiful, empty of neighbors and gloriously free from the dark struggle between love and death. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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CITYDESK/NEWS GEOR GE PR ENTIC E
NEWS S U N VALLEY S K I EDU C ATION FOU NDATION
Tony Roque serves a 19-page federal court document with City of Boise on November 4.
INEVITABLE: ACLU OF IDAHO LAUNCHES LEGAL CHALLENGE TO ANTI-PANHANDLING ORDINANCE It’s not as if the city of Boise didn’t see it coming. A 19-page complaint was ofﬁcially served Nov. 4, putting city ofﬁcials on notice that its recently passed anti-solicitation ordinance would have to be defended in a federal courtroom. “The three members of the City Council who voted in favor of the ordinance are getting exactly what they voted for—a federal lawsuit,” said Erika Birch, ACLU of Idaho board member. Council President Maryanne Jordan and Councilmen Ben Quintana and T.J. Thomson voted in favor of the measure Sept. 17. Only Councilwoman Lauren McLean voted against it. “The ACLU warned the city on multiple occasions that the ordinance that they were voting for was unconstitutional, but they chose to pass it anyway,” said Birch. In June, Boise Weekly reported the ACLU had successfully fought similar ordinances across the country (BW, News, “Out of the Panhandle, Into the Fire,” June 5, 2013). “I guarantee you that if this resurfaces in Boise, the ACLU of Idaho will be there,” Ritchie Eppink, legal director of ACLU of Idaho, told BW. “We’re prepared to ﬁght.” Indeed, Eppink stood on the City Hall steps Nov. 4, court documents in hand. Nearby stood Troy Minton and Larry Shanks. “I’ve had a pretty hard life,” said Minton. “I’m trying to get back into school to become a ﬁreﬁghter.” But he occasionally has to ask for help. “If Mr. Minton were to ask someone for money at a crosswalk, an ofﬁcer might say he delayed the pedestrian. Even a peaceful request could result in a ticket or possible arrest,” said Eppink Shanks, meanwhile, said he lives out of his camper and tries to get money for gas or food by playing his ukulele. “Mr. Shanks couldn’t play his ukulele where he was requesting money within 20 feet of any sidewalk cafe,” said Eppink. “If the city is going to enforce this ordinance as written, he’s going to have to think very carefully about where he plays and how he keeps his instrument case open.” In a statement from the ofﬁce of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, spokesman Adam Park wrote, “The ordinance was carefully crafted to prevent aggressive solicitation while still ensuring the protection of all citizens’ right to free speech. The City will defend the ordinance and is conﬁdent it will withstand this legal challenge.” —George Prentice
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A rare combination of factors has led to Sun Valley’s production of champions: optimum elevation, world-class coaching talent and 100-150 inches of fresh powder each year.
GOLD PROSPECTING Sun Valley’s new Olympic journey TONY EVANS November swept in with the season’s ﬁrst dusting of snow atop Bald Mountain just behind the headquarters of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. The building sits at the base of the mountain’s Warm Springs lifts on Picabo Street, which takes its name from Picabo Street, one of 18 Olympians who have been trained by SVSEF coaches since the organization was founded in 1966. For nearly half a century, another 35 U.S. Ski Team members and many more national and regional champions have also risen through the ranks of the SVSEF. In recent years, Sun Valley has served as a training ground for Morgan Arritola, Simi Hamilton and Andy Soule, who was the ﬁrst American to win an Olympic or Paralympic medal in the sport of biathlon. A rare combination of factors has led to Sun Valley’s production of champions: optimum elevation for ski training, world-class coaching talent and 100-150 inches of fresh powder each year. The surrounding Wood River Valley also boasts 125 miles of groomed Nordic trails each winter, as well as 35 miles of paved bike trails for summer roller-ski training. All of this added up to the long-anticipated announcement in October 2012 by the governing body of the U.S. Olympic Committee that the Sun Valley area would become an ofﬁcial Olympic/Paralympic training site for Nordic skiing, one of only 15 self-funded Olympic training sites in the nation. The campaign to get the training site designation began several years ago, when former SVSEF Executive Director Don Wiseman and Wood River Ability Program Director Marc
Mast recognized that the area was already operating as a suitable site, hosting important races and producing champions. The formal designation named SVSEF an ofﬁcial “operator” of the training site, in partnership with the Wood River Ability Program, the Blaine County Recreation District and the Sun Valley Company. “This designation is huge for Ketchum and the Sun Valley Resort, as well as for the state of Idaho,” said Dick Fosbury, former track and ﬁeld Olympian and inventor of the “Fosbury ﬂop” high jump technique, which he used to win a gold medal during the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City. Fosbury is a longtime valley resident and chairman of the Idaho Chapter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Association. He was also on the steering committee of the yearslong effort to win the ofﬁcial designation. “We have the best Nordic coaches in the country, excellent facilities, clean air and stars at night, and great people,” he said. “Now when visitors come here and see the Olympic rings, they will be reminded what a special place this is.” There was a ﬂurry of activity recently inside the SVSEF headquarters as construction crews, with an eye on the weather forecast, hustled to complete an extensive remodel and expansion of the decades-old facility, adding wide-screen TVs, meeting rooms, workout facilities and a second ﬂoor of ofﬁces. All of this is being built with private donations, said SVSEF Executive Director Rob Clayton, adding that the goal is to be ready for a grand opening of the training site by Friday, Nov.
22. Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Wood River Valley politicos, business leaders and local athletes are expected to attend the ribbon cutting. “We will have the best facility in the country for winter snow sports,” Clayton told Boise Weekly. “Our main priority is to provide a high quality training venue for Olympians and aspiring Olympians. We will see a higher level of competition here.” Clayton had just returned from his ﬁrst assembly of the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, where he began networking with committee members and other USOC training site directors to leverage the new designation status into further success at placing local athletes at the highest levels of international competition. That success will likely mean garnering support from a list of ofﬁcial Olympic corporate sponsors such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and United Airlines, and a relatively new Olympic sponsor: Chobani Yogurt, which has a new manufacturing facility in nearby Twin Falls. Clayton said he is only just starting the process of ﬁnding out what all this means as he works through the USOC to form partnerships with other organizations. Clayton added the SVSEF is already in talks with Boise State University, hoping to enroll researchers and technicians to staff a planned human performance laboratory in Ketchum—the purpose of which is to expand the sports science research already under way. He said such 9 research could grow with the help of B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
MORE NEED, LESS HELP Millions see food stamp assistance slashed GEORGE PRENTICE recipients are expected to It’s easily the equivalent of a few work the equivalent of 30 meals—possibly a week’s worth. hours per week; No. 3, if When food stamp beneﬁts were recipients aren’t working, they slashed Nov. 2, one in seven participate in training to secure Americans instantly became less employment; and No. 4, there food-secure. And while millions are few exceptions to the mustof families were warned in adwork rule. vance that less assistance would “What we can do here in the be available, the largest cutback meantime is to try to stabilize a in the history of food stamps family and help them get those is expected to have signiﬁcant jobs,” Russ Barron, statewide ripple effects on a post-recession administrator of IDHW’s selfeconomy: the reduction also reliance programs, told BW. means less revenue for grocers Job or not, the reality is that and farmers markets throughout less assistance is now available. the nation. “Because of cost-of-living “We’ve known this was increases, the net impact on the coming,” said Niki Forbing-Orr, food stamp beneﬁt is a reduction public information ofﬁcer for of about 5 percent,” Forbingthe Idaho Department of Health Orr told BW. “The maximum and Welfare. beneﬁt that a person can receive Forbing-Orr said notice is about $200 a month. That will went out to more than now be reduced to about $189.” 200,000 Idahoans in midThe maximum beneﬁt that an Idaho recipient can receive is about $200 a month. That will now be reduced to about $189—a 5 percent cut. Things aren’t expected to get October: “The reduction better anytime soon. The U.S. … is the result of federal Congress is still tangling over stimulus funds that expire a Farm Bill, which includes SNAP funding state. “The volume we have here is huge.” October 31,” read an Oct. 15 statement support. A bill passed by the RepublicanIdaho food stamp recipients peaked in from IDHW. controlled House would cut $39 billion January 2012—nearly 250,000 people—and At the height of the recession, a just-inaufrom the program, and a bill passed by the are still staggering: As of Oct. 1, there were gurated President Barack Obama announced Democratic controlled Senate calls for a $4 221,717 Idaho food stamp recipients, repin 2009 that, as part of an economic stimubillion cut. lus package, participants in the Supplemental resenting 13.9 percent of the state’s populaIdaho’s congressional delegation has tion. There are nearly 46,000 participants in Nutrition and Assistance Program—SNAP, already weighed in on the matter: Both GOP Ada County and more than 41,000 particiaka food stamps—would receive a 13.6 perReps. Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson are pants in Canyon County. Together, the two cent boost. Meanwhile, food stamp particiin favor of the House Republican measure counties total 39 percent of all Idahoans pation continued to rise to record numbers. and GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch participating in the food stamp program. “At all of the ofﬁces across the state, and aren’t supporting the Senate Democrat This past summer, BW drilled into the especially this ofﬁce, there were days when proposal. details of Idaho’s nutrition assistance propeople were lined up to the walls, all the “People are living at the margins,” Ellen gram (BW, News, “The Food Stamp Myth,” chairs were taken and people were sitting on Vollinger, legal director of the Food Research Aug. 28, 2013) and revealed several realities the ﬂoor,” said Julie Hammon, Beneﬁts Proand Action Center told Reuters. “It’s not an that ﬂew in the face of often-repeated falsegram bureau chief for IDHW’s Self-Reliance abstract metric for people. It’s actual dollars hoods: No. 1, well over half of Idaho’s food Program, as Boise Weekly toured IDHW’s to keep food in the refrigerator.” stamp recipients are children; No. 2, adult Fairview Avenue location, the busiest in the
USOC sports physiology researchers and may include the testing of athletes for maximum oxygen uptake levels and lactate testing for muscle endurance. Of equal importance, according to Clayton, was getting more roofs over more athletes’ heads. “Our next priority is to develop housing that is affordable for athletes who want to train here,” he said, adding that the new USOC designation should increase local Sun Valley athletes’ exposure to some of the the best cross-country skiers in the world, many of whom have already discovered the Wood River Valley on their own. Newspapers took notice when Norwegian cross-country skier, 11-time World Champion and Winter Olympic gold medalist Petter Northug encountered a mountain lion while training on the 19-mile Blaine County Recreation District’s Harriman Trail, north of Sun Valley, several years ago. Northug’s Norwegian teammates have followed in his tracks. The Norwegian national team used the Sun Valley Resort as a training ground in 2010, just a few weeks before Northug won gold at Vancouver, B.C. 8
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“National cross-country teams from Italy, Slovenia and Sweden have also trained here,” said Rick Kapala, who heads the SVSEF Nordic Program, ranked No. 3 in the nation. “We will be pitching the U.S National Team to come here. Right now, they are chasing snow in northern Canada.” Kapala and his coaches will be busy from now through January 2014, coaching a group of local Nordic skiers at races leading up to the selection of the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2014 Winter Games, in Sochi, Russia. Kapala said all six of his best skiers have a solid shot at the team, but that his best candidates are Miles Havlick, who grew up in Colorado and moved to Ketchum to participate in SVSEF; Sun Valley native Mike Sinnott; and Chelsea Holmes, from Alaska. Paralympic competitor Jake Adicoff also has a strong chance of getting on the U.S. Paralympic Team. Kapala said his big dream would be to have weeklong, year-end competition of the four big winter snow sports at Sun Valley: Nordic, alpine, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. “It’s never been done before in one place,” he said.
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BRYAN SMITH Idaho lawyer races Mike Simpson to the right of the GOP GEORGE PRENTICE
Would it be important for Rep. Raul Labrador to support your candidacy? We’re taking my true conservative message across our own congressional district. It doesn’t really matter what other people do. But Congressman Labrador has been, thus far, publicly neutral in your race against Congressman Simpson. He came out and said he was not endorsing Simpson. I do think that speaks pretty loudly. Do you have a sense of how much money you may need for you campaign? I thought it would be north of $500,000.
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I look at a number of publications—Politico, Roll Call—they’re all picking our race in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District as one of the top races to watch in the nation. But why would someone from Kansas City contribute to your campaign? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell calls Idaho “the Vatican of Republicanism.” And Congressman Simpson’s record doesn’t ﬁt into that. I’ve been endorsed by Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, and people feel motivated about a campaign that will make a difference.
How much of your own money have you put into your campaign? You can either make a loan and be reimbursed through future donations, or you can make a straightforward contribution. If somebody contributes to my campaign, do they get their money back? No. I put $50,000 in my campaign as a contribution to show that I want to be just like my constituents.
But you must acknowledge Congressman Simpson’s inﬂuence within your party. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee, and House Speaker John Boehner even came to Idaho to campaign on his behalf. But Simpson isn’t able to run on his record. People in Idaho are more interested in someone who leads, not based on fear, but with courage, and they’re not interested if you’re John Boehner’s best friend.
Give me a sense of how much money you have to raise from outside of your district.
Can you speak to the recent partial government shutdown tied to the GOP’s effort to
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Bryan Smith, 51, didn’t grow up in a political family. And he was too busy raising a family of his own—he and his wife, Sharon, have ﬁve children and one grandchild—and running an Eastern Idaho law ﬁrm for the past 20 years, to bother with politics. That is, until 2008, when he was invited to attend the Idaho Republican State Convention in Sandpoint. “I recognized that if citizens don’t participate in the political process, somebody else will and we may not like what they do,” said Smith. Now he’s taking on one of the Gem State’s ranking Republicans, eight-term U.S. House Rep. Mike Simpson. Boise Weekly sat down to talk with Smith about his newfound political engagement and his effort to unseat one of the party’s highest proﬁle veterans.
defund Obamacare? Every poll says Obamacare is unpopular. That said, was it still worth shutting down a government, and not even passing a continuing resolution, in the name of wanting to defund Obamacare? Conservatives said we will fund every aspect of government, the good, the bad and the ugly, but we won’t fund Obamacare. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the president. But those same polls you mentioned blamed Republicans for the shutdown. If you can’t sell the truth, then you need new salesmen. Do you align your values with any of the current Republican leaders on Capitol Hill? [Michigan] Rep. Justin Amash, [South Carolina] Rep. Trey Gowdy, [Texas] Sen. Ted Cruz and [Utah] Sen. Mike Lee. I think all those individuals have shown tremendous courage. But there are a good many members of your own party who push back against their politics. Obviously, there’s a faction of the Republican Party that is conservative and a faction that is more moderate and sometimes liberal. Nowhere will that be played out more than in 2014 with the race I’m running against Congressman Simpson.
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COLD HARD TRUTH Winter in Idaho is many things: bracing, frustrating, stunningly beautiful, exhilarating, inversion-stricken, way too long or way too short. No matter how the season measures up, it remains one thing: the climatic engine that drives everything else for the rest of the year. In the West, water rules all, and in a place like Idaho, where roughly 80 percent of the annual precipitation comes in the form of snow, the entire economy—even the lifestyle—is tied in some way to winter. From irrigating crops to moving water down the rivers for recreation, and from ﬂood management to supporting the water needs of a growing population (and keeping things green enough that the whole area doesn’t burst into ﬂames every summer), everything depends on winter snows and the spring runoff they create. But what if Idaho winters went the way of the dodo? What if continued climate changes mean that winters heat up and seasonal snows become a memory told in tales that start with the phrase, “When I was a kid…”?
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the Intermountain West—the reason we can farm out here and we have agriculture—is While there are still some skeptics out that we have mountains that accumulate snow there, the majority of scientists now agree that the world is experiencing climate change over the winter,” said Troy Lindquist, service and that its effects vary by location. In Idaho, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Boise. “If we did not get that snowpack, it forecasting models predict that winters will would be a huge impact on agriculture and continue to get warmer and, because of that, water supply in general.” most of the precipitation in the Treasure ValTypically, the Boise area receives about ley will come in the form of rain, with snows 14 inches of precipitation a year, and the limited to higher and higher elevations. vast majority of that is received in the winter. This also means that hot, dry summers will If there weren’t the cold temperatures to likely continue to be the norm, but without hold it in the mountains, water managers winter snows and spring runoff, the strategy would have to ﬁnd a way to better capture for coping with those conditions will have to rain runoff. change. While the West is already dotted with “Everything dams, Lowe said many more may be required here ties back to to take full advantage of a rain-based syswater and our tem—a plan that introduces a host of other ability to keep it,” serious said Scott Lowe, and, in associate professor some in the Department of cases, Economics at Boise controState University and versial director of the Enissues. vironmental Studies Water Program. managers “This nexus of would water, energy, agrialso have culture … we have an —Scott Lowe, associate professor to adapt understanding of it, but Dept. of Economics at Boise State University their people in the Treasure approach Valley don’t realize to to handling stored water to try to make it last what extent it’s intertwined,” Lowe said. through as much of the long, dry summer as Since people ﬁrst settled in the valley, they possible. created a system based on winter snow: Snow “It would be a hit for agriculture,” Lowe piles up in the high country throughout the said. “We wouldn’t have [water] in the late dry winter, acting like a frozen reservoir; spring season. [That] relies on runoff.” rains prep the soil by saturating it, so that as He also cautions that with less water from the snows begin to melt, less will be absorbed runoff, it could pass more demand to groundand more will make it to the system of reserwater—a supply that is already the center of voirs built along the major river systems. The controversy as the population in the Treasure reservoirs then capture as much of that runoff Valley continues to grow and new developas possible and water managers release it at ments are built. speciﬁc times to support both wildlife and “There are a lot of concerns about large irrigation throughout the summer, as well as mitigate ﬂooding issues, all while trying to hold urban developments and the effects on groundwater in the Treasure Valley,” Lowe said. as much in reserve as possible. Rainier winters could also have an effect on But should rain replace snow as the domisomething Boise ofﬁcials are ready to tout at nant form of precipitation, that system would any time: livability. have to change. While warmer temperatures could mean “The biggest thing out West, and especially
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that people would be able to spend more time outside, rain could seriously dampen traditional outdoor winter recreation opportunities, as well as push more people inside during particularly soggy periods. But it’s not just play time that will change, so too will the economy, largely because of agriculture. “In the Treasure Valley, it’s signiﬁcant and affects a lot of other industries,” Lowe said. “When you talk about agriculture, you think about someone in the ﬁeld, [but] the money they bring in trickles through the larger economy.” Last year, the agriculture industry brought in about $7.8 billion in cash receipts, making Idaho the third-largest agricultural economy in the West, behind California and Washington, according to Garth Taylor, an economist at the University of Idaho Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. The growth rate has been nothing short of impressive, Taylor said, adding that 10 years ago, the agricultural industry wasn’t half of what it is now and that if we continue at the rate we’re going, the ag industry in Idaho will double approximately every 10 years. According to studies Taylor co-authored, in 2011 agribusiness was the state’s largest industry, ranked by sales, pumping about $19 billion (18 percent of total economic output) into the state and supplying more than 100,000 jobs. Dairy is leading the charge, reporting $2.54 billion in cash receipts in 2011, making Idaho the nation’s third-largest dairy producing state. Dairy production ripples through the state’s economy, affecting hay and corn prices among other things, as well as creating agriculturebased industries. Taylor said the lack of snowpack would have a major effect on agribusiness, especially in places like the Magic Valley. In addition to impacting agriculture, the changes would be seen in other areas of life, including more wildﬁres and lower ﬂow rates in rivers, which could raise the temperature of the water and make it harder for ﬁsh to survive. “There are a lot of tag-along related effects,” Lowe said. He added that dam managers would have to alter the release of water to deal with the ﬂow rates, which could affect Idaho Power’s
ability to create hydroelectric power when the demand is greatest. “Everything here ties back to water and our ability to keep it,” Lowe said.
THE GOOD NEWS As dire as that sounds, climate change isn’t without its positives. Warmer, rainier winters could give Idaho a longer growing season, albeit with a few tweaks to the status quo. For instance, Idaho’s signature potato crop might not be as common, while we could see a whole lot more drought-resistant crops like alfalfa taking their place—or even more exotic crops like pomegranates or almonds. “It’s a counterintuitive result,” Lowe said. “Warmer and longer growing seasons actually beneﬁt agriculture. Farmers plant crops earlier and don’t have to worry about early rains.” He added that some areas made difﬁcult for farming because of early frosts have the potential to produce much more. The greatest factor in beneﬁting from warmer winters comes down to farmers’ ability to adapt to the situation at hand. “Climate isn’t weather,” Lowe said. “Irrigators in the Treasure Valley have the ability to adapt, to grow different crops. … In Idaho, we don’t have mono-cropping like elsewhere. We have more ﬂexibility.” So while crops like potatoes and onions are heavily dependent on irrigation at speciﬁc times in their growth cycles, they can be replaced by crops that can go longer without irrigation or do better during different times of the year. “Agriculture is one of the early indicators,” Lowe said. “It always has been that if anyone knows what’s going on with weather and its effects, it’s agriculture.” It’s also something that all three state universities are studying thanks to National Science Foundation grants to look at the impact of climate change and economics, Lowe said. Dealing with changing conditions is nothing new in the West, and Taylor is quick to point out that year to year, there is more variation in the weather than what is predicted to occur through long-term climate change. In fact, Taylor looked into the possible effects on irrigation from climate change in a recently published study conducted last year
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Go ahead, start a conversation about the weather with these guys: Jay Breidenbach, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (left) and Troy Lindquist, NWS senior service hydrologist (right).
along with Russ Qualls, state climatologist at the U of I. The pair ran climate change scenarios looking at snowpack and modeled the runoff for various drainage systems, including the Snake River Plain, while taking prior water appropriations into account. Taylor said that in what he called the most “draconian” scenarios that have been forecasted for climate change, only ﬁve irrigation districts in the Snake River Plain would be shorted by more than 15 percent—which is less that the irrigation shortage faced by area residents this year. Still, he cautioned that the existing system of dams was not designed to capture early runoff and that a lot of early runoff will go down the rivers rather than being held in reservoirs. He also added that if temperatures warm, there will be increasing demand for summer irrigation water as well, both by residential and agricultural customers. Regardless of who is using the water, everyone will have to change their ways. “[We’ll need to] plan and adjust accordingly,” said Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the National Resource Conservation Service Snow Survey. “A lot is based on spring snow melt scenarios. If we don’t get much [precipitation] in fall or winter, we have to plan.” “We will watch and monitor Mother Nature to try to predict what will happen,” he said.
WHAT’S COMING It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of long-term “what ifs,” but when it comes down to it, most of us are more concerned with what will happen in the coming winter— especially when coming off of a year with bad snowpack and a hot summer. Unfortunately, Mother Nature isn’t cooperating very much. “In a normal year, surface temps are near normal and it doesn’t give much of a clue [to the coming winter]. That’s what we’re in this year,” said Jay Breidenbach, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
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That means that neither a warm, dry El Nino pattern, nor a cool, wet La Nina pattern is setting up, which means it will be a waitand-see season. “We will have some winter this year,” Breidenbach said with a laugh. Abramovich will be waiting and watching to see how winter shapes up, measuring the snowpack at 78 automated SNOTEL sites and 100 manually measured sites across the state. Scientists have been using snowpack data to predict spring runoff and the impending water year since the ﬁrst measuring site was established in Yellowstone National Park in 1915, although the majority of the measuring locations were installed in the 1950s and 1960s. Data gathered also helps researchers see larger patterns across the West. Abramovich pointed to the dry pattern that dominated Idaho from 2000 into 2007, which led to some explosive ﬁre seasons. But starting in 2007, the pattern switched to a cool, wet one, leading to heavy snow years. While the winter of 2012-2013 wasn’t a record-breaker, it doesn’t determine what will happen this year. One trend researchers have seen is that while variations are normal, in recent years, those variations are greater year-to-year than they were several decades ago. “In the ’60s, weather was more normal,” Abramovich said. “Now you can’t depend on the spring rains.” With no clear weather pattern emerging, he is still hopeful for snow this winter. “Hopefully by the end of snow season … we will record a normal amount of precipitation,” Abramovich said. “Farmers and irrigators are concerned about next year.” It’s likely they’ll also be concerned about the years to come, as well, as a new normal for winter emerges. “The sense of place we have in Boise—this is the City of Trees, it’s a robust urban watershed—it’s one of those things we associate with Boise being Boise,” Lowe said. “If the ﬂows in the river changes or the trees and types of trees change, it changes the image of Boise. “It’s the lifeblood of who and what we are in the Treasure Valley.” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Jesus Urquides. In Grandview, presented by Boise Contemporary Theater, seeing is deﬁnitely not believing.
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BCT FALL THEATER LAB Learning there’s nothing in the closet or under the bed is an important part of growing up, but sometimes we never lose the fear of the unknown. In two new plays written and performed by students of Boise Contemporary Theater’s BCT Theater Lab, shadow-dwelling monsters abound. In Seasick, The Psychedelic Seagull—a cruise ship in the mold of Ken Kesey’s bus, Furthur—embarks on a 30-day voyage. But as the captain loses his bearings and a shady presence stalks the engine room, the ship becomes a prisoner of the sea. In Grandview, blind Lucy takes a room at the Grandview Hotel and strikes up a friendship with a writer who paints her dazzling word pictures of the hotel’s guests. A shufﬂing unknown lurks in the dark, however, signifying that the Grandview might not be quite how her new friend describes it. The BCT Theater Lab is a past recipient of a Boise Weekly Cover Auction grant. In 2011, the program for children ages 12-18 took home $3,000. At the time, the program was designed to teach students about creating stage props for BCT productions, but since then, it has expanded to give voice to their budding playwriting talents. 7 p.m. each night, $5 students, $10 general admission. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
WEDNESDAY NOV. 6 one bill LIQUID FORUM PRESENTS IDAHO HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Watching someone bungle a good thing can turn anyone’s blood into venom. The face-palm sums it up with a self-explanatory gesture, but the core impulse is to grab the proverbial steering wheel from whoever’s in charge. That might be how Dr. Louis Schlickman feels.
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Schlickman is the co-chair of the Idaho chapter of the nonproﬁt Physicians For a National Health Program, Idaho Health Care For All, the object of which is to implement a single-payer health-care system that provides all Americans with health care paid for with tax dollars.
The Fettuccine Forum has long served as a place where a wide range of political, cultural and local issues are given a public parsing by politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals. This month, Max Delgado joins the long line of featured luminaries with an examination of early Mexican settlers in Southwest Idaho. Delgado, who wrote a biography of Mexican-American pioneer Jesus Urquides, will talk about the famous Boise businessman as well as other Idaho mule packers, miners and cowboys. Delgado’s passion for history led him to earn a Master’s degree from Boise State University and he now shares his wealth of historical knowledge with students at Centennial High School. Hosted by the Boise City Department of Arts and History, pizza and (of course) fettuccine, as well as beverages, will be available for purchase. 5 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho Street, Boise, ID. 208-433-5676, boiseartsandhistory.org
For him, watching the implementation of the Affordable Care Act—with its system glitches and pushing millions of Americans into the arms of insurance companies which, in his view, constitute the real threat to health care in America—is cause for a face-palm of epic proportions. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m., Schlickman will host the Liquid Forum at (where else?) Liquid Lounge in BoDo. He’ll discuss the Affordable Care Act and its implications, the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid
and outline his organization’s own plan to improve healthcare delivery in America. 5:30 p.m., FREE. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
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ﬁgaro ﬁgaro ﬁgaro THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Some of the greatest drama happens at Italian weddings—case in point, The Godfather. But long before Vito Corleone, the godfather of Italian wedding drama was Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. First performed at Vienna’s Burgtheater in 1786, this opera is a true classic, and you can experience all its chicanery and humor writ large when Opera Idaho presents Le B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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nozze de Figaro (sung in Italian) Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Opera Idaho principal conductor and artistic adviser Steven Crawford and guest director David Cox have reunited after last season’s Fallstaff, along with perennial favorite Jason Detwiler as Il Conte di Almaviva; Diana McVey as La Contessa di Almaviva; Austin Kness as the count’s valet, Figaro; Susannah Biller as Susanna, the countess’ maid and Figaro’s intended; and more. It’s a classic comedy of errors as we witness Figaro
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and Susanna ﬁght seemingly insurmountable odds in their quest to be wed, as the count, who always desired Susanna, makes a last-ditch attempt to compromise her virtue before her wedding; and Figaro, learning of the count’s plans, does everything in his power to thwart his superior and take his true love’s hand in marriage. Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m., $22-$69. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.
Marla Hansen’s troupe’s been dancin’ since the Reagan days.
FRIDAYSUNDAY NOV. 8-10 25 years IDAHO DANCE THEATRE FALL PERFORMANCE Twenty-ﬁve years or so ago, the last Soviet tanks left Kabul, Afghanistan, paving the way for the next major power to try its luck in the war-torn country. Ruhollah Khomeini issued a Fatwa on Salman Rushdie for the publication of The Satanic Verses. The Exxon Valdez ran aground, spilling 240,000 barrels of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Snuck in somewhere amid these clear signs of decay, there were beacons of hope: Denmark legalized same-sex unions; the Berlin Wall went from being a symbol of a nation divided to a memory. In a recent article (BW, Arts, “How Boise Became a Regional Dance Hub,” Oct. 9, 2013), we talked about Idaho Dance Theatre’s founding in 1988. The dance company’s 2013-2014 season marks its 25th, and the Fall Performance, which takes place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at the Boise State University Special Events Center, marks the kickoff of this milestone season. Marla Hansen, IDT co-artistic director and co-founder, has prepared a full lineup of new choreography and dance, including one work tentatively titled “Catalyst” about the unanticipated and fresh starts she says reﬂects her insights into common personal experiences. Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. $10-$37, Boise State University Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, idahodancetheatre.org.
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Friday nights are killers: Try to take the spouse and kids out for a night on the town and some family fun, and you may as well take out a second mortgage. But the latest promotion from the Idaho Steelheads—you know, the other sports team in town—has deﬁnitely caught our attention, given limited disposable income. It’s something called 4 for $46 Family Fun Fridays and here’s the scoop: purchase four (or even more) tickets to any Friday night home face-off at CenturyLink Arena for $11.50 each and everybody gets a Double R Ranch hotdog and a Pepsi. Try and beat that at the movies, a concert or just about anywhere else. The Steelies are in town Friday, Nov. 8 to stare down their longtime rivals, the Alaska Aces. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:10 p.m. Future Friday night home games are slated for Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13; and in 2014 on Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, March 7 and April 4. A bonus attraction is appearances by the Mighty Mites. Each Friday night, these pint-sized, all-star kids take over the ice during the game’s ﬁrst intermission. They’re so fun to watch, that you may have to delay that restroom break and miss the ﬁrst minutes of the second period of play. Friday, Nov. 8, 7:10 p.m., $46 admission for four. CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.
There are many occasions in life that require fancy invitations. When a couple decides to wed they send ornate cards requesting your presence (and presents). Should you attend the happy occasion, PAPERIE + PEN you’ll receive another card 7550 W. Fairview Ave., 208-995-2924, facebook. thanking you for the glassware/ com/paperieandpen oven mitts/re-gifted quesadilla maker. Later, you’ll receive yet another card informing you they’re expecting (both a baby and more gifts). Then, when their progeny graduates... you get the idea. Boise’s Paperie + Pen has all the paper products you might need to celebrate your nephew’s birthday, neighbor’s grandson’s bar mitzvah or best friend’s “Single and Loving It” party. Besides paper in every color and shade, Paperie + Pen also has jewelry, journals, wrapping paper and stationery which can be mixed and matched to make perfect gifts. One of the best reasons to stop in to Paperie + Pen, though, is the giant paper cutter. Looming in the back like a guillotine, the machine can cut through huge reams like Paul Bunyon chopping through a forest. Each slice costs only $1, so the staff can help you make whatever you need, cheap. As a note in the store reads, “Don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten note.” At Paperie + Pen, the pen (and the paper cutter) is mightier than the sword. —Sam Hill
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The art of John Killmaster shows at Art Source (left), while you can scratch your creative itch at Bricolage (right).
FIRST THURSDAY Art for all afﬁnities HARRISON BERRY For the November edition of First Thursday, downtown Boise plays host to published art, scratch-off art, deathly art, the art of giving and art that deﬁes words. Find your favorite on Thursday, Nov. 7. See Pages 20-22 for more comprehensive First Thursday listings.
ART SOURCE GALLERY/ JOHN KILLMASTER John Killmaster’s enamel pieces and paintings ask more questions than they answer, and have been showcased at The Smithsonian, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and abroad. Join Art Source Gallery for an artist reception for Killmaster’s exhibit “Beyond Words.” Munch on appetizers while taking in his oil paintings, like “Sawtooths Above the Salmon,” a glimpse of the sun-kissed range buffeted by trees and the river; or “Nirvana,” a vivid gaze at meadows in the near ﬁeld, but from a distance it’s a wispy, other-worldly landscape. In an artist statement, Killmaster wrote: “Living and exploring through visual discovery is the essence of my art and progression of myself,” and viewing “Beyond Words” can be Boise’s nickel tour of one of Idaho’s most enigmatic and admired artistic minds. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, artsourcegallery.com
BRICOLAGE The scratch-off part of lottery tickets is the best thing about them other than, you know, winning. The act of scraping free that small amount of removable paint takes on the feel of a big reveal. A group of artists showing their work at Bricolage have taken to heart this principle of the scratch-and-win with The Scratch-Off. This is how it works: Show up at Bricolage between 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. armed with BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
ﬁngernails or a coin ﬁt for scratching. Buy a small work of art—that’s your ticket to have a go at the 8-foot by 15-foot wall laid over with scratchable ink, hidden under which is a large installation waiting to be revealed. There will also be a fortune wall similarly coated in scratchable ink; ask the wall a question and scrape off a shape to reveal its prophecy. The Scratch-Off is a collaborative effort by Juliana McLenna, Noel Weber, Anna Weber, Sam Liberto and Catie Young. 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718, facebook.com/bricoshoppe
D.L. EVANS BANK May 2 was Idaho Gives Day. Across Idaho, 6,192 donors gave 9,415 gifts for a total of $578,735 to 419 Idaho nonproﬁt organizations. The number and proﬁle of such organizations has increased dramatically in Idaho over the past several years. That trend aside, we’re willing to bet you didn’t know November is Idaho Nonproﬁt Awareness Month; and, if you did, maybe you didn’t know about the kickoff party at D.L. Evans Bank, where Mayor Dave Bieter will sign an ofﬁcial proclamation and nonproﬁts of all stripes, including Transform Idaho, Global Lounge and Sierra Club—as well as Idaho Nonproﬁt Center Executive Director Lynn Hoffmann—will be on hand while you partake of appetizers provided by Life’s Kitchen. 213 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-331-1399, dlevans.com
FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE This month, downtown Boise’s see-and-beseen hangout/cafe/gift shop hosts an exhibition by Boise Weekly cover artist Lara PetitclercStokes. Her most recent cover, “Young Ghost Dancing With His Familiars” (April 24, 2013) is a sample of her spare-of-line, geometrical approach to form and explosive use of color. Her
work will hang through November. Also on display will be an extension of the Boise State University Art Metals Handcrafted Jewelry Sale, during which attendees may view and purchase work designed and manufactured by Boise State Art Metals students. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com
IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND SESQUI-SHOP Dia de los Muertos was days ago, but there’s still time to catch the comet tail of collaborative exhibitions and activities between the Idaho State Historical Museum and the Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop. Dia de los Muertos—Day of the Dead— honors the dead with arts and crafts, visits to grave sites, hearty meals, riots of music, dancing, parades and storytelling. From 5 p.m.-9 p.m., the Idaho State Historical Museum offers free admission, and the public is invited to see traditional and contemporary Dia de los Muertos altars, which local artists have created, along with other original works, to commemorate the holiday. Over at the Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop, the party continues with a wall of niche altars to the dead created by artists including Bryan Moore, Shelley Jund, Grant Olsen, Julia Green and Amy Lindstrom, as well as organizations like the Mexican Consulate in Idaho and North Junior High. There are also 16 steamroller-printed banners and music by Gerardo Barca beginning at 7:30 p.m., so if you missed the Friday, Nov. 1, celebration at the Idaho State Historical Museum, you can still catch a bit of the holiday’s ﬂavor at the Sesqui-Shop. ISHM, 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-344-2120, history.idaho.gov; Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St., Boise, 208-384-8509, boise150. org/sesqui-shop
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FIRST THURSDAY/LISTINGS East Side BANDANNA RUNNING AND WALKING—Celebrate 20 years of Bandanna with 20 percent off all shoes, apparel and accessories. 10 a.m. FREE. 504 W. Main St., Boise, 208-386-9017. BASQUE MARKET—Come sample tampas from the new pick-up menu. 4:30 p.m. FREE. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.
BASQUE MUSEUM AND CUL1 TURAL CENTER—The museum store is open. 5:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671, basquemuseum.com.
BOISE ART GLASS—Make your own ornaments for $40 per 30-minute session while enjoying snacks. 5 p.m. FREE. 530 W. Myrtle, Boise, 208-345-1825, boiseartglass. com. THE BRICKYARD—American Revolution for $4 or Payette Outlaw IPA or Rodeo Rye Pale Ale for $3. 6 p.m. FREE. 601 Main St., Boise, 208-287-
BRICOLAGE—Participate in a large-scale scratch to reveal subsurface art. See First Thursday Feature, Page 19. 5 p.m. FREE. 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-3718, bricoshoppe.com. DRAGONFLY—Celebrate Dragonﬂy’s 30th anniversary with free margaritas, 20 percent off storewide sale. 5 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234. FLATBREAD NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIADOWNTOWN—Kids younger than 12
eat free with a purchase. Happy hour goes until 6 p.m. and every bottle of wine is on sale starting at $20. 5 p.m. FREE. 615 W. Main St., Boise, 208-287-4757, ﬂatbreadpizza.com. FRONT DOOR NORTHWEST TAP HOUSE—Enjoy a three-course meal paired with three Alaskan Brewing Company beers. 6 p.m. $16. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, thefrontdoorboise.com. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Fea4 turing paintings from artist Lara Petitclerc-Stokes and jewelry made by Boise State Universitystudents.
See First Thursday Feature, Page 19. 5 p.m. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com. GOLDY’S CORNER—Happy hour. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 625 W. Main St., Boise, 208-433-3934, goldysbreakfastbistro.com. GROVE FITNESS CLUB AND SPA—Check out the club and pick up a free seven-day pass. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 245 S. Capitol, ﬁfth ﬂoor, Boise, 208514-4434. HIGH NOTE CAFE—Live music and $2 mimo5 sas made with homemade seasonal juices and local art hanging on the walls. 6 p.m. FREE. 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-429-1911. HANNAH’S—Check out free salsa lessons with Joel Hunter from Heirloom Studios and live music from Rosa dos Ventos. 8 p.m. FREE. 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557. MELTING POT—What goes better with art than wine and cheese? Enjoy all three with two glasses of wine and one cheese fondue for $22. 5 p.m. $22. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-3438800, meltingpot.com. OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY—Free garlic cheese bread for anyone with a military ID. 5 p.m. FREE. 610 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-336-2900, osf. com. SILLY BIRCH—Come support the Idaho Humane Society adoption from 5-7 p.m. Payette Brewing Company beers will be on hand with proceeds beneﬁting the Humane Society. 5 p.m. FREE. 507 Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505. WISEGUY PIZZA PIE-BOISE—Featuring $6 pitchers of Rainier, $1 off draft beers and $3 glasses of wine. 5 p.m. FREE. 106 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-336-7777, wiseguypizzapie.com. ZOOMCARE—Meet Dr. Lauren Chasin and receive a free blood pressure check and hot tea. 5 p.m. FREE. 510 W. Main St., Boise, 208-2582025.
South Side TREASURES—5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 6 ATOMIC S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811. BLUSH BY JAMIE ROSE—Grand opening. Featuring luxury skin-care products, cosmetics, candles and more. See Downtown News, Page 22. 5 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-433-9393. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Learn about Kehinde 7 Wiley’s large-scale portraits during BAM’s Art Answers. From 4-7 p.m. join us for Studio Art Exploration. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. By donation. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. THE BOISE FARMER’S MARKET: INDOOR WINTER MARKET—Meet the producers and check out the winter space. 5 p.m. FREE. 516 S. Eighth St., Boise. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM—See 8 the Dia de los Muertos exhibit (showing for a short time only) and the Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique exhibit, open through Dec. 31. See First Thursday Feature, Page 19. 5 p.m. FREE. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, history.idaho.gov. LISK GALLERY—Check out featured art and 9 products from Williamson Winery. 5 p.m. 401 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-3773, liskgallery. com. LIQUID—Comedy Show: Vilmos and Brett Hamil. Buy one get one free tickets. Live music following the show. 7 p.m. $10. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. NFINIT ART GALLERY—Pretty in Pink is 10 the theme for the evening with a jewelry sale beneﬁting breast cancer research. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131, Boise, 208371-0586, nﬁnitartgallery.com.
NORTHRUP BUILDING—Featuring artists in residence. 5 p.m. FREE. Eighth and Broad, Boise. PROOF EYEWEAR—Check out the new headquarters. Featuring a rafﬂe and showcase of ski and snowboard ﬁlms. See Downtown News, Page 22. 5 p.m. FREE. 439 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-6298099.
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LISTINGS/FIRST THURSDAY QUE PASA—Check out 12 a selection of Mexican artwork, including wall fountains,
SOLID—Suzanne Lee 17 Chetwood. View the local ceramic artist and painter’s
silver, metal wall art and blown glass. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018.
collection Idaho landscapes. Southern Wine & Spirits will be providing a free liquor tasting during event. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3456620, solidboise.com.
RENEWAL UNDER13 GROUND—Featuring the work of Sean Kelly. 5 p.m. FREE.
WELLS FARGO RETAIL 18 CENTER BUILDING—Featuring work from Erika Sather-
517 S. Eighth St., Boise.
R. GREY GALLERY 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.
Smith and Jose Angel Saenz. 5 p.m. FREE. 801 Main St., Boise.
FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-386-9908.
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, 208-3450204, allaboutgamesboise.com.
SERENITY ARTS BY 16 MARY—Featuring mixed media and photography. 5 p.m.
AMERICAN CLOTHING 19 GALLERY—15th anniversary celebration. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
SALON 162—Featur15 ing Boise based artist/ painter Tenaya Pina. 5 p.m.
FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Suite L-105, 208-484-4377.
FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste.
ART WALK Locations featuring artists
ART OF WARD HOOPER 20 GALLERY—Check out the gallery. 10 a.m. ARTISAN OPTICS—Featuring Theo optics and their new Potato Dishes line. 1-8 p.m. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3380500, artisanoptics.com. BARBARA BARBARA CO.— Get a new inﬁnity scarf with purchase of a new winter coat. 5 p.m. FREE. 807 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-342-2002. CHEERS—All boxed Christmas cards are 20 percent off. 5 p.m. FREE. 828 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-342-1805. THE CHOCOLAT BAR—Enjoy chocolate paired with Crooked Fence beer. 5 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-3387771, 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—Check out 21 Idaho Nonproﬁt Awareness Month. See First Thursday Feature, Page 19. 5 p.m. FREE. Corner of Ninth and Idaho, Boise, 208-331-1399. THE FETTUCINE FORUM—Featuring a presentation by Max Delgado. 5 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-433-5670. FINDINGS—Check out the ﬁrst ever shoe trunk show. See Downtown News, Page 22. 5 p.m. FREE. 814 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-343-2059.
GURU DONUTS—Enjoy donuts and wine from Indian Creek Winery. 5 p.m. FREE. 816 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-5717792, gurudonuts.com.
121A, Boise, 208-433-0872, americanclothinggallery.com.
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8TH B AT T E RY
1. Basque Museum
2. Boise Ar t Glass
14. R. Grey Galler y
15. Salon 162
4. Flying M Coffeehouse
16. Serenity Ar ts by Mar y
5. High Note Cafe
6. Atomic Treasures 7. Boise Ar t Museum
18. Wells Fargo Retail Center Building
8. Idaho State Historical Museum
19. American Clothing Galler y
9. Lisk Galler y 10.Nﬁnit Ar t Galler y
20. Ar t of Ward Hooper Galler y
11. Nor thrup Building
21. D.L. Evans
12. Que Pasa
22. Por tsche’s Jewelr y Boutique
13. Renewal Under-
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LUX FASHION LOUNGE—Check out a selection of jewelry, hats and purses. 5 p.m. FREE. 785 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3444589. MCU SPORTS—If you’ve ever worked at McU come down and join the party. 5 p.m. FREE. 822 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208342-7734.
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LES FILLES—Check out the grand opening and get 10 percent off. See Downtown News, Page 22. 5 p.m. FREE. 274 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3424888.
23. Rolling in Dough 24. Scot Christopher Hair Design 25. Taj Mahal 26. Ar t Source Galler y
MIXED GREENS—Featuring soaps and jewelry from local and regional makers. 5 p.m. FREE. 237 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208344-1605, ilikemixedgreens. com. MIXING BOWL—Stop by for gift certiﬁcates, kitchen supplies and special orders. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 216 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208345-6025, themixingbowlboise. com.
27. Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop
PORTSCHE’S JEWELRY 22 BOUTIQUE—5-9 p.m. 224 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-343-
28. Boise Creative Center
29. Chandi Lighting 30. The Crux 31. Galler y 601 32. The Galler y at the Linen Building
REDISCOVERED BOOKS—With Author Nathaniel Hoffman. 6 p.m. FREE. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks. org. REEF—Check out the Insert Foot Live Comedy group. 9 p.m. $5. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208287-9200.
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FIRST THURSDAY/LISTINGS ROLLING IN DOUGH— 23 Enjoy a wine tasting with snacks. See Downtown News,
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this page. 5 p.m. FREE. 928 W. Main St., Boise. SCOT CHRISTOPHER 24 HAIR DESIGN—Featuring paintings from Kelly Friederich and Emily Wenner. 6 p.m. FREE. 204 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208344-3115. SHIGE—Complimentary California roll with purchase of two drinks. 5-7 p.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 215, Boise, 208-338-8423, shigejapanesecuisine.com. TAJ MAHAL RESTAU25 RANT—Stop by for dinner and drinks. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 222, Boise, 208-473-7200, tajmahalofboise. com. THOMAS HAMMER COFFEE ROASTERS—Support Boisebased nonproﬁt Speak Your Silence. 5 p.m. FREE. 298 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-4338004.
West Side ART SOURCE GAL26 LERY—Featuring John Killmaster’s “Beyond Words.” See First Thursday Feature, Page 19. 5-9 p.m. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, artsourcegallery.com. BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—$1 scoops in cups or cones all day long. 5 p.m. $1. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208342-1992, benjerry.com. BOISE 150 SESQUI27 SHOP—Featuring art from Dia de los Muertos. 6-9 p.m. FREE. 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-433-5671. BOISE CREATIVE CEN28 TER—First Thursday party with Live painting by Alex Vega. 4-7 p.m. FREE. 1214 W. Front St., Boise, 208-371-9697. CHANDI LIGHTING—Fea29 turing work from artist Scott DeBusk. 5 p.m. FREE. 1110 Jefferson St., Boise, 208331-8332. THE CRUX—Local artist 30 showcase featuring Tony Caprai, Trevor Kamplain, Lauren Haney, and more. 6 p.m. FREE. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213. GALLERY 601—5-9 31 p.m. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-336-5899, gallery601.com. PREFUNK BEER BAR—Featuring Old Salt Designs and Press as featured artist with local music from Rob Hill. 5 p.m. FREE. 1100 W. Front St., Boise. THE RECORD EXCHANGE—Support Radio Boise and enjoy beers from Payette Brewing Company. 5 p.m. FREE. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010. THE GALLERY AT THE 32 LINEN BUILDING—Featuring Eyes On, an exhibit from Ed Anderson and Anne Boyles. 5 p.m. FREE. 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, the linenbuilding.com.
These are no rose-tinted glasses; Proof really is that successful.
UPSCALE DOWNTOWN Here are a few words Boise Weekly has been bandying around about this November’s First Thursday events: “boutique,” “premium,” “new.” A crop of Downtown Boise Association members are expanding Boise’s selection of upscale products, from fashion to food. As the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep; but for many people, beauty is the product of good habits like diet, exercise and attention to detail. For those with an interest in the “details,” there’s Blush by Jamie Rose (405 S. Eighth St.), purveyor of luxury cosmetics, skin- and body-care products, candles and scents. For the beauty queen looking to soothe her senses and do a little pampering, Blush is where she’ll ﬁnd it this First Thursday. Proof Eyewear (439 S. Capitol Blvd.) has been on the tip of Boise’s tongue for three years now. Since its humble beginnings in an Eagle garage, this authentic Idaho startup has scored big with a Kickstarter campaign and landed notices in InStyle and Newsweek magazines, among others, with its wood sunglasses and spectacle frames. Wander down to its ﬂagship store on Capitol Boulevard for rafﬂes, giveaways and screenings of ski and snowboard ﬁlms. For people who love shopping, the thrill isn’t in buying, per se, but in seeking and ﬁnding. Judging by its name and selection, that’s an ethic that the folks at Findings (814 W. Idaho St.) have taken to with gusto. Findings is hosting its ﬁrst shoe trunk show on First Thursday, and browsers can nosh on appetizers while perusing a selection of autumn and winter footwear for men and women from Frye and Donald J. Pliner. There will also be giveaways, gifts and a rafﬂe for a pair of shoes, as well as 10 percent off fall and winter shoe collections. Clothes almost never wear out all at once, making closets more like turnstiles for old and new styles rather than repositories. This is the grand opening and introductory First Thursday for Les Filles (274 N. Eighth St.), which has the essentials and accessories to ﬁll the gaps in a woman’s wardrobe. Shoppers get 10 percent off everything while sipping wines courtesy of Rolling in Dough (928 W. Main St.), located in the Idanha Building where La Vie en Rose used to be, which is also holding a First Thursday shindig of its own, including tastings of sweet and savory appetizers. This pastry stop has the cookies, tortes and cakes Boise craves, but also a growing menu of take-out and to-go goodies, as well. —Harrison Berry
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WEDNESDAY NOV. 6 Talks & Lectures ANDRUS LECTURE: LOUIS FISHER—Constitutional scholar Louis Fisher speaks on Presidential War Making and the Constitution. A book signing follows the lecture. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800, sspa.boisestate.edu/andruscenter LIQUID FORUM—Join Dr. Louis M. Schlickman for a discussion about the Affordable Healthcare Act, Medicaid and Idaho. See Picks, Page 16. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
THURSDAY NOV. 7 Festivals & Events ADULT HEALTH SCREENING— Services include basic physical exams, blood pressure checks, medication reviews, dental evaluations and free ﬂu shots (while supplies last). No appointment necessary. For more info email healthyU@isu.edu. 4 p.m. FREE. First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St., Boise, 208-3731700, ﬁrst-presbyterian.org. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY JEWELRY SALE—Check out the annual Boise State local ingot Jewelry Sale. Each piece of limited production work is hand crafted by Boise State Metal Arts students. Items for sale include necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Proceeds directly beneﬁt students and the Boise State Metal Arts program. 5 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee.com. FETTUCINE FORUM: IDAHO’S MEXICAN SETTLERS—Join Max Delgado as he discusses early Mexican settlers in Southwest Idaho. See Picks, Page 16. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, boiseartsandhistory.org. HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA—Check out more than 30 businesses under one roof. Door prizes will be given away every 30 minutes. 3 p.m. FREE. CrossFit Station Eagle, 1396 E. Iron Eagle Drive, Ste. 100, Eagle, 208-631-3410.
On Stage BCT THEATER LAB: SEASICK AND GRANDVIEW—BCT Theater Lab presents two new plays, written and conceived entirely by Theater Lab students. These plays explore the complexities of human relationships, perception and trust, all in a uniquely fresh, contemporary voice. See Picks, Page 16. 7 p.m. $5-$10. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
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Ballet Idaho stretched its legs with its American Program season kickoff.
BALLET IDAHO’S KICKS OFF SEASON WITH AMERICAN PROGRAM When George Balanchine’s “Serenade” premiered at New York’s Adelphi Theatre in March 1935, it was, for some, a dizzying hall of mirrors. It revealed the clockwork that underpins all ballet, without stripping the medium of elegance or sophistication. But, perhaps, its most lasting contribution to dance was exposing it to the creative horizons of self-referentiality. The performance of “Serenade” as the opening act of Ballet Idaho’s The American Program Nov. 1 at the Morrison Center was a premonition of what was to come later in the evening. With a lineup that included the psychologically rich “Qualia” and the gutsy and visceral “Akimbo” followed by “Footage”— and a late-evening nod to Fred Astaire—Ballet Idaho set out to show ballet’s topical and conceptual breadth. “Serenade” began with a full cast of dancers assuming the First Position, in which the dancers’ feet point outwards, touching at the heel. The dance is a walkthrough of ballet from the most elementary positions, to sophisticated group maneuvers, to an homage to narrative at the end. Unlike many classical ballets, “Serenade” is not driven by plot but by its faithful and moving account of choreography and dancing in a ballet. It builds on itself just as an experienced dancer builds on his or her training and experience to assume a role. Dancers Phyllis Affrunti and Jake Lowenstein gave gutsy performances, lending this side of the ballet its beating heart. Seemingly making up for “Serenade’s” scarcity of plot, “Qualia,” an original choreography by Ballet Idaho dancer Daniel Ojeda, stressed the human psyche. In it, a man (James Brougham) stands by a radio, and, stirred by a song he hears, sinks into reverie over a romantic affair. Behind him, his memory plays out: A young man (Graham Gobeille) is torn between his girlfriend (Elizabeth Herrmann-Barreto) and a new lover (Kathleen Martin). As the ballet concludes, the movements of Brougham and Gobeille begin to synch, bringing the story to a dismal, almost Tolstoyan climax, in which the totality of the older man’s tragedy is revealed. “Akimbo,” by Charles Anderson, is just what its name implies. It’s a set of contortions with overtones of danger and sexuality. For the modern ballet-goer, it’s about as racy as dance gets, with heavy, riveting music performed by Kronos Quartet. Originally developed for former New York City Ballet principal dancer Albert Evans, Ballet Idaho’s take stars duos by Lauren Menger and Andrew Taft, Phyllis Affrunti and John Frazer, and Megan Hearn and Jake Casey as they commune and reject, give chase and combat each other. The evening ended with “Footage,” a collection of dances invoking a golden age of mid-century entertainment. Like Fred Astaire, whom Ballet Idaho Artistic Director Peter Anastos referenced in his pre-performance spiel, its time on stage was a bit overlong, but contained many brief, humorous performances like “Music, Maestro, Please” and “Tango.” —Harrison Berry B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT IDAHO DANCE THEATRE FALL PERFORMANCE—Boise State University’s modern dance troupe presents its fall performance series. See Picks, Page 17. 7 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, idahodancetheatre.org.
Workshops & Classes CREATE AN EMBELLISHED SCARF—Make your own warm scarf and embellish it with improvisational applique. Take your own sewing machine. 6 p.m. $20. CLOTH, 1744 W. State St., Boise, 208-789-2096, shop-cloth.com.
Kids & Teens IDAHO YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY—Representatives from the new Idaho Youth Challenge Academy conduct a forum on this new academic opportunity. The academy is a second chance for youths aged 16-18 who have either dropped out of high school or are at risk of doing so. 7 p.m. FREE. Holiday Inn Express West Boise, 2610 E. Freeway Drive, Meridian, 208-288-2060, idyouthchallenge.com.
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Festivals & Events
CWI VISITING ARTIST TOM HUGHES—Visiting Artist Tom Hughs will lecture, followed by an artist reception. Originally from New York, Hughs is currently working in Seattle; his areas of expertise are in sculpture, installation art, printmaking and contemporary art criticism. In the CWI Art Studio, Room 206. 6 p.m. FREE. College of Western Idaho-Nampa Campus, 5500 E. Opportunity Drive, Nampa, 208562-3400, cwidaho.cc.
HOLIDAY ART, CRAFT AND GIFT EXPO—Check out the local artists, crafters and specialty gift vendors showcasing their unique and creative products. 10 a.m. FREE. Boise Factory Outlet Mall, 6806 S. Eisenman Road, Boise.
On Stage BCT THEATER LAB: SEASICK AND GRANDVIEW—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $5-$10. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
IDAHO DANCE THEATRE FALL PERFORMANCE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, idahodancetheatre.org. OPERA IDAHO: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO—Enjoy one of the greatest operas ever written; a witty, yet profound tale of love, revenge and forgiveness set in the late 18th century. See Picks, Page 16. 7:30 p.m. $22-$69. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, operaidaho.org.
Odds & Ends BOISE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY—Learn how to use a telescope to view the sky during this month’s meeting. See website for more info. 7 p.m. FREE.Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, boiseastro.org.
SATURDAY NOV. 9 Festivals & Events HOLIDAY ART, CRAFT AND GIFT EXPO—See Friday. 10 a.m. FREE. Boise Factory Outlet Mall, 6806 S. Eisenman Road, Boise. HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CARNIVAL—Check out this craft bazaar and kids carnival. 8 a.m. FREE. Liberty Elementary, 1740 E. Bergeson, Boise, 208-854-5410.
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On Stage BCT THEATER LAB: SEASICK AND GRANDVIEW—See Thursday. 7 p.m. $5-$10. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
SUNDAY NOV. 10 Festivals & Events HOLIDAY ART, CRAFT AND GIFT EXPO—See Friday. 10 a.m. FREE. Boise Factory Outlet Mall, 6806 S. Eisenman Road, Boise.
On Stage IDAHO DANCE THEATRE FALL PERFORMANCE—See Thursday. 2 p.m. $10-$37. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, idahodancetheatre.org.
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OPERA IDAHO: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO—See Friday. 2:30 p.m. $22-$69. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208345-0454, operaidaho.org.
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS
Concerts CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO— 6:30 p.m. $10-$30. Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley, 208622-2244, sunvalley.com.
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VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST—Enjoy eggs, pancakes, sausage, hashbrowns, coffee, orange juice, and milk. 8 a.m. $3-$5. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa Airport, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa, 208-465-6446, warhawkairmuseum.org.
BROWN BAG LECTURE: RICHARD HOLM—Richard H. Holm Jr. of Boise and McCall presents his book Bound for the Backcountry: A History of Idaho’s Remote Airstrips. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. Noon. FREE. Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd., Boise.
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP—Join the group to share your experiences and show support. New members and supporters are always welcome. FREE. Wright Congregational Church, 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise, 208-343-0292.
MONDAY NOV. 11 Odds & Ends BEER PONG—Play for prizes and bar tabs while drinking $5 pitchers. 9 p.m. FREE. Shorty’s Saloon, 5467 Glenwood, Garden City, 208-378-7363. BOISE UKULELE GROUP—This ukulele group offers instruction and a chance to jam. All levels welcome with no age limit and no membership fees. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meadow Lakes Village Senior Center, 650 Arbor Circle, Meridian.
TUESDAY NOV. 12 Festivals & Events CWI ADMISSIONS EXPRESS— Connect with advisers, discover college resources and experience student life. Tours every 30 minutes, with program and parent sessions at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Application fee waived Nov. 11-15. 4 p.m. FREE. College of Western Idaho-Micron Center for Professional Technical Education, 5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, 208-562-3097, cwidaho.cc. GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR—Talk to the experts who know the value of the graduate programs and the impact that they can have on lives and careers. Faculty and department representatives from graduate programs will be on hand to discuss program admission requirements, academics, funding opportunities and to answer your questions. 4 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-5800, boisestate.edu.
SETTLING IN THE MIDST OF SAGEBRUSH—Is the stereotypical image of the “Wild West” based in myth or reality? Historian Lynda Campbell Clark, author of Nampa, Idaho: A Journey to Discovery, explores the answer. Open to the public. 3 p.m. FREE. Heatherwood Retirement Community, 5277 Kootenai St., Boise, 208-345-2150.
WEDNESDAY NOV. 13 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 bring their creations to life with Legos. Bring a shoebox or some will be provided for you if you don’t. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, adalib.org. TRACK BREAK SCHOOL DAYS—7 a.m. Call for pricing. Wings Center of Boise, 1875 Century Way, Boise, 208-3763641, wingscenter.com.
LATIN NIGHTS—Instructors Tabish L. Romario and Becca Towler will teach salsa, bachata and Brazilian zouk lessons, followed by social dancing at 9 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $5. The Press, 212 N. Ninth St., Ste. B, Boise, 208-336-9577. PFLAG MEETING—PFLAG (parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays) meets the second Wednesday of each month. 7 p.m. FREE. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 W. Overland Rd., Boise.
On Stage REAL TALK COMEDY WORKSHOP—Reﬁne your comedy routine and stay for the comedy show at 8 p.m. 6 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Workshops & Classes OPEN LABS FOR COMPUTER HELP—Receive individualized instruction in a group setting on how to use Microsoft Ofﬁce products, search the web and use social media. Call to register. 10:15 a.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208384-4200, boisepubliclibrary.org. TEA MEDITATION—Relax with tea, Qigong breathing exercises and guided meditation. 7 p.m. $5. Pudge’s Place, 2726 W. Smith Ave., Boise, 208-5508327.
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Workshops & Classes HP LIFE: PROJECT MANAGEMENT—This topic introduces the start-up entrepreneur to project management as the practice of planning, executing and controlling a large-scale project. Speakers: Certiﬁed HP LIFE Trainers Kim Sherman-Labrum and Jane DeChambeau. Register through Boise Community Ed. 6:30 p.m. $24.50. Boise State Micron Business and Economics Building, 2360 University Drive, Boise, 208-854-4047, boisestate.edu.
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ALL BANDS ARE LOCAL Go Listen Boise goes on a spree BEN SCHULTZ
After he’d taken over 1332 Records in 2008, Levi Poppke went to Warped Tour and tried to spread the word about the label’s Punk Monday shows, now at Liquid. “My spiel was kind of like, ‘Hey, if you like this kind of music, Boise’s got a great scene for this kind of stuff,’” he said. But when he tried to hand a ﬂier to one concertgoer, the man told him, “I don’t listen to local music.” “It was really … a shock to me because all bands start off as local bands,” Poppke said. The Go Listen Boiseans (left to right): Shayne Doe, Ali Ward, Stephanie Coyle, Erica Sparlin Dryden, He didn’t understand how “somebody could Elizabeth Orcutt, Patrick Pfeiffer. be into that kind of music and like that kind of music but, at the same time, not care about lowell as we can, and [you] just put whatever endar of upcoming concerts. Go Listen Boise cal bands who are trying to … just go out and bands you want to put here. We don’t want made a notable achievement in 2009, when it play good music and have a good time.” worked with the Downtown Boise Association any input in that.’” Hillfolk Noir’s Ali Ward had the same idea This approach appealed to Heather Robwhen the band was in Austin, Texas, that year. and the Boise City Department of Arts and “Even the guy who was renting us our rent- History to reintroduce local bands to the Alive erts, who set up a Nov. 1 show at The Crux featuring a.k.a. Belle, Calico and newcomer After Five lineup. Eventually, Ward ceded the al car was excited to hear about our band,” role of GLB president to Stephanie Coyle, who Samwise Carlson. She praised GLB as “advoshe said. “He wanted to know what [kind of] cates for the local music scene. And you can had joined the steering committee as, in her music it was and what instruments we played see that in the way they set [the Spree] up beand what were we doing there. And I thought, own words, “a friend and a music lover and a cause they were very clear in their explanation passionate person about Boise in general.” ‘Wow, it’d be great if as many people as posthat [they] don’t want to interfere with the way Ward, who still holds the title of GLB vice sible in Boise were proud of the work their that you as promoters or venues do business.” president, doesn’t mind someone else making musicians were doing and excited about it.’” Although Coyle wouldn’t be opposed to dodecisions or giving input. When she returned to Boise, Ward took ing another Music Spree, GLB has no concrete “I don’t want Go Listen Boise to be my steps to form Go Listen Boise, a nonproﬁt plans for future concerts at the moment. voice,” she said. “I don’t want it to be my whose mission is to “support, foster and “We’ve put together some cool events over project. … I think it’s always good to bring in promote the Boise area music community.” the last few years, but we didn’t really want Last month, Go Listen Boise joined forces with new people because they’re going to have new to be event planners per se,” she said, adding local promoters—including Poppke, Flying M’s ideas and projects.” that, “everyone in our group has so much GLB worked to maintain that democratic Nathan Walker and Ten Gallon Cat’s Heather spirit with the Music Spree (the idea for which stuff going on that it is really hard [to organize Roberts—to throw the Go Listen Boise Music events].” Coyle and Ward credit local musician, Evil Spree, a series of shows featuring all-local acts This doesn’t mean that GLB’s members at various venues in Boise, Nampa and Merid- Wine co-creator and GLB website developer aren’t thinking ahead. Ward, for one, sees both Dustin Jones). ian. The Spree began with The Frontier Club’s the chance and the need for growth in the “Every single one of the promoters or Oct. 18 concert featuring rock bands Malachi venues that responded back to us with interest Boise music scene. and Ghostbox and will end with Duck Club “The possibilities are really very exciting, is on the Spree,” said GLB Treasurer Elizabeth Presents’ Nov. 30 show at Neurolux featuring although we do have to move beyond just muCorsentino. “We probably synth-pop acts The Dirty Moosicians supporting other musicians and going contacted 20 to 25 [potential gs and Blvrred Vision. Other GO LISTEN BOISE to shows,” she said. participants]. … A lot of them Spree shows include HiHazel MUSIC SPREE Ward expressed particular interest in boostsaid, ‘Sorry, we don’t have time and Mt. Joy at Nampa’s Flying HiHazel with Mt. Joy, Friday, ing support for all-ages venues and giving yet.’ But the six that got back M on Nov. 8, and Hillfolk Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 Second St. to us are on the Spree, so it was college-age kids opportunities to see live music. Noir, Sean Hatton and Todd S., Nampa, 208-467-5533, “You don’t have as many outside commitnot like we picked our favorites Sloan at Pengilly’s on Nov. 23. ﬂyingmcoffee.com. More ments [at that age]. You can be adventurous or anything.” After returning from Austin, GLB Music Spree info at and listen to music, but if there’s so many According to Coyle, GLB Ward didn’t have a clear congolistenboise.org. took a laissez-faire approach to shows that those folks can’t go to, that also cept of how to set up Go Listen creates a gap in their awareness of what they the booking of the shows. Boise. She shared her idea with can do when they’re older,” she said. “The way that we formed [the Spree] is Curtis Stigers, who then introduced her to That dynamic points to what Ward considthat we didn’t choose any of the bands that are Record Exchange owner Michael Bunnell. ers the link between all of GLB’s members. playing that series. … It wasn’t a beneﬁt for “I kind of told [Bunnell] what I thought, “I think that the common ground is and he said, ‘Well, we’re going to form a steer- us; it was just a way to maybe connect with that none of us are really concerned about some venues and bands that we hadn’t really ing committee.’ And I think I really did say, genre or promoting our thing,” she said. “We connected with yet. So we posed it to these ‘Well, what is that?’” she said. want there to be a great music scene for our promoters and venue owners [saying], ‘We’ll Gradually, a committee formed and Ward kids.” started using a Myspace account to build a cal- do all the poster-ing and we’ll promote it as BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
Pray for snow. Pray hard.
PRAY FOR SNOW AND THE SCIENCE OF SOUND Anymore it seems like the snow has come later each year. For years, Bogus Basin opened near Thanksgiving; but the 2012-13 season at Boise’s nearest mountain resort didn’t begin until after New Year’s. For 17 years, Tom Grainey’s has held its annual Pray For Snow event, but this year, the bar plans to pray a little harder. Enter the Pray For Snow Winter Ale Festival: Sunday, Nov. 17, from 2-8 p.m., Tom Grainey’s will transform the parking lot at Sixth and Grove streets into a winter wonderland complete with a snowboard rail jam, mini skateboard park, ice sculpting, live music from three bands, beer from 27 breweries, whiskey and cigars—all followed by the traditional Pray For Snow event at Tom Grainey’s, Grainey’s Basement and The Underground. “We’re making it more of a ski/snowboard opening than it has been,” said Tom Grainey’s General Manager Cassidy Kay, who organized the event. Kay worked with three snowboard shops in Boise—Newt and Harold’s, Water Ski Pro Shop and The Boardroom—each of which will ﬁeld eight riders who will compete for either a season pass at an Idaho ski resort or a snowboard package and other prizes. “It’s a bigger, better way of promoting the ski and snowboard culture itself,” Kay said. Meanwhile, an ice sculptor will produce a work of frosty art with 3,000 pounds of ice courtesy of Ice is Nice while Hillfolk Noir, Audio Moonshine and Epilogues rock out on the stage. Hungry attendees can satiate their appetites at Old Boise Burger and P. Ditty’s Wrap Wagon. Advance tickets are $20, but the price jumps to $26 the day of the event (or $23 and two cans of food for the Idaho Foodbank). Tickets entail a wristband and a 5-ounce glass good for unlimited tastings. An undetermined portion of the proceeds beneﬁt the Bogus Basin Ski Foundation. Over at Boise Rock School, kids grades 4-6 can learn about where recorded music comes from through the Science of Recording class. Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1-4 p.m., kids learn about the physical principles behind sound, and what they mean for playing and recording music. The class is a partnership between Discovery Center of Idaho and Boise Rock School. Tickets are $25 for DCI members and $30 for nonmembers. For more info or to register, visit boiserockschool.com or scidaho.org. —Harrison Berry
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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY NOV. 6
THE FIDDLE JUNKIES—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill
BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef
THE FLANNEL ATTRACTIONS—9 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
CHUCK SMITH DUO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub NEKROFILTH—8 p.m. $5. Shredder REBECCA SCOTT BAND—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
THE POLISH AMBASSADOR, NOV. 12, REEF When Bay Area electronic musician and DJ David Sugalski, aka The Polish Ambassador, blends his infectious melodies, bass-infused breaks and warm, ambient lullabies with the visual artistry of partner-in-crime Liminus (Ari Makridakis), the effect is a party for the senses. Sugalski has created music for video games, and he releases his music and albums by other artists on his own record label, Jumpsuit Records. On his website, Sugalski writes, “It has been an honor and a blessing to be able to share this music with the world.” And share he does: More than 10 albums-worth of The Polish Ambassador’s music is available on his website at pay-what-you-want prices. —Paul Hefner With Wildlight, 9 p.m., $16. Reef, 105 S. Sixth St., 208-287-9200, reefboise.com.
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SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears
DEERHOOF—With LXMP and Crystal Antlers. 7:30 p.m. $12. Neurolux
KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LATIN NIGHT WITH ROSA DOS VENTOS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s
GO LISTEN BOISE MUSIC SPREE—With HiHazel and Mt. Joy. See Culture, Page 27. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
OPHELIA—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
LONESOME SHACK—With Rollersnakes. 8 p.m. FREE. The Crux
STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine
OPHELIA—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
TERRY JONES AND BILL LILES—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill TRACORUM—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s TYLOR BUSHMAN—8 p.m. FREE. Curb Bar WHISKEY BLANKET—With Pool Party. 10 p.m. $5. Reef
SATURDAY NOV. 9 BEN BURDICK TRIO—With Amy Rose. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
THURSDAY NOV. 7 CASEY DONAHEW BAND—8 p.m. $15-$35. Knitting Factory CHUCK SMITH TRIO—With Nicole Christensen. 8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s KEN HARRIS AND RICO WEISMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
FRIDAY NOV. 8 A$AP FERG—With Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, OverDoz and 100s. 8 p.m. $16-$30. Knitting Factory BANDA PEQUENOS MUSICAL: LOS PLAYERS DE TUZANTILA—With Banda Astilleros and Corozones Salvajes. 8 p.m. $40-$75. Revolution
The Clumsy Lovers THE CLUMSY LOVERS—8:30 p.m. $13-$35. Knitting Factory RIPCHAIN RELEASE PARTY—9 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club
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GUIDE FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
SINGER-SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND—Featuring Curtis Stigers, David Poe, Phil Roy and Bill Coffey. 7 p.m. $75. Shore Lodge-McCall
JACK AND JILL—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s
STEADY RUSH—10 p.m. $5. Reef
JONATHAN RICHMAN—With Tommy Larkins. 9 p.m. $10. Neurolux
TAUGE AND FAULKNER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
VODKABOTS—9 p.m. FREE. Frontier Club LORIN WALKER MADSEN—9 p.m. FREE. Crooked Fence Brewing M IC HAEL CARDOZ A
SUNDAY NOV. 10
NPC IDAHO CUP AFTERPARTY: TONE LOC—11 p.m. $20. Revolution SHON SANDERS—8:30 p.m. FREE. Piper Pub
TUESDAY NOV. 12
DURAZZO—With Fresh Kils and Mad Dukes. 8 p.m. $5. The Crux EMILY TIPTON BAND—With Ophelia. 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
JIM LEWIS—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s
MEGA RAN—With Amanda Lepre, Professor Shyguy, D&D Sluggers, Dedicated Servers and DJ Winkle with Mitch Giggles. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux
RARE MONK—7 p.m. FREE. The Crux
BOISE OLD TIME JAM—With The Country Club. 6 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
THE BAD LOVERS—With Velvet Hook, HiHazel and Art Fad. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux
DEER TRACKS—7:30 p.m. $5. Neurolux
RIVERSIDE JAZZ JAM—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar THE SIDEMEN—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
FASTER PUSSYCAT—With Red Light Saints and Gypsy Saints. 8 p.m. $10. Shredder HONKY TONK HOEDOWN— Featuring Reilly Coyote, Possum Livin’ and Idyltime. 8 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s
MONDAY NOV. 11 CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
POLISH AMBASSADOR—See Listen Here, Page 28. 10 p.m. FREE. Reef SCREAMING FEMALES—See Listen Here, this page. 7:30 p.m. $5. Neurolux TERRY JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers TRAVIS WARD—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill
WEDNESDAY NOV. 13 BIIPIIGWAN—With Cleric, Astral Vapors and Mother Shipton. 8 p.m. $5. Shredder BRANDON PRITCHETT—8:30 p.m. FREE. Reef CAMAS—With Standing Stupid and Fivestar. 10 p.m. $3. The Crux
SCREAMING FEMALES, NOV. 12, NEUROLUX Birthed in a dingy constellation of residential basements, New Jersey-based indie/punk-inﬂuenced rockers Screaming Females carefully blend a whimsical lo-ﬁ sound with classic garage rock. Lead guitarist and vocalist Marissa Paternoster, drummer Jarrett Dougherty and bassist King Mike have collaborated with alt-rockers Garbage and toured with Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Weather, Arctic Monkeys and more. Working with well traveled groups like those has helped Screaming Females evolve from a garage band to a group with serious cred. Hear “Poison Arrow” from their most recent EP, Chalk Tape (February 2013, Don Giovanni Records), at dongiovanni.com. —Paul Hefner With Pop. 1280 and Toy Zoo, 7 p.m., $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
CHUCK SMITH DUO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HEAD FOR THE HILLS—With Possum Livin. 8 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Visual Arts Collective JEFF MOLL—7 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub KEVIN KIRK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers LEE MITCHELL AND BEN BURDICK—6 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE—7 p.m. FREE. The Crux SPEEDY GRAY—With Johnny Shoes. 6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears
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CULTURE/MUSIC JAM ES LLOYD
ACCESS TO CULTURE The Mode sign, set to get turned on again.
SIGNAGE AND CYCLE ART The Mode sign, which once graced the front of The Mode Building on the northwest corner of Eighth and Idaho streets, is getting a second life. The Kennedy-era sign will be re-installed at The Mode Lounge, which is set to open in January 2014, and will serve as the ﬁrst indication that the cantina is shooting for a more mid-century aesthetic. “It’s going to be an upscale lounge; we’re going to tie in a bit of the history of the building with the lounge itself,” owner Russ Crawforth told Boise Weekly (BW, Food News, “Former Grape Escape to Become The Mode Lounge,” Aug. 14, 2013). The sign, which received new neon light tubes courtesy of Wil Kirkman of Rocket Neon, will be installed in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 11. Meanwhile, over at The Linen Building, passersby may notice three bikes parked at the corner of 14th and Grove streets more ﬁt for playing than for riding. That’s “Bicycle Trio,” a new piece of public art by Oakland, Calif., artists David Cole and Michael Brown, which the artists installed Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30-31. “Bicycle Trio” comprises three bikes, each paired with a musical instrument housed in painted steel columns topped with jewel box-style observation windows—a cruiser and a drum, a kid’s cruiser and a xylophone, and a delivery bike and a bass. Pedaling the bikes powers mechanisms that play the instruments in their attached houses, while using the handlebars or applying the brakes causes the instruments to change beats or octaves. Cole and Brown won the commission for “Bicycle Trio” in 2011, and chose bikes as their subject because of their ubiquity around downtown Boise. “We knew that if we wanted to help attract people to the Linen District, the way many of them would arrive would be on bikes, so what better way to engage them than to create a destination sculpture that honors this special relationship?” they wrote in their proposal. That relationship has grown more complex in the wake of two bicycle-related deaths in September and October 2013, prompting a citywide debate over how best to ensure cyclist safety. —Harrison Berry
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Boise Public Library meets the demands of 21st century patrons AMY ATKINS Whether we’re listening to Beethoven or the Beatles, Adam Carolla’s podcast of caustic commentary or Guinness World Record-holder Roy Dotrice voicing 224 distinct characters as he narrates the audiobook of A Game of Thrones, we take our aural entertainment with us as we work, play, exercise, travel and even sleep. The way we consume our media has changed as much as the devices on which it is transmitted, and the entities that provide it— like public libraries—have had to jump on the technology train as well, or risk obsolescence. Boise Public Library, nearing its 120th birthday, is a case study in how to successfully navigate the changing mediascape—as want both. If the library is going to be the evidenced by the hundreds who ﬂocked to the information and content collector and the inaugural Library Comic Con this summer information and content provider, we have to (and the thousands who visit Boise Public make sure we provide that content in every Library branches every day). But a weekendformat.” long annual event isn’t enough to change how While Boise Public Library will continue people perceive and use their local library. Introducing services that work with our digital to purchase physical CDs for the foreseeable future, there’s no denying the public’s desire devices, however, might be. for digital music, which the library can now Kevin Booe, Boise Public Library director provide in spades with Freegal. Owned by for the past seven years, clearly understands Library Ideas, LLC, Freegal offers “access to that. The Boise Public Library offers Bookabout 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s Myne, which lets users search the library’s catalog of legendary artists … and music from catalog and even put books on hold. Then over 10,000 labels with music that originates there’s OverDrive, an app for downloading in over 60 countries.” Through a user-friendly and listening to audiobooks. And on Oct. 17, interface, people are allowed three song BPL launched Freegal, a free and legal music downloads per week and, while copyright laws downloading service exclusively for public obviously apply, DRM (digital rights managelibraries. It’s all part of progress that libraries ment) concerns are a non-issue. Songs are everywhere are embracing. transferable to any device (desktop computer, “Libraries are reinventing themselves,” laptop, tablet, phone, mp3 player) and can Booe said. even be burned to CD. Like most library serBut they aren’t doing it for the expected vices, it’s free for cardholders. It almost sounds reasons. too good to be true—for Sarah “It’s not a survival thing Houghton, library director for … though throughout history, the San Rafael Public Library in libraries in America have strived Visit boisepubliclibrary.org California, it was. to survive,” Booe said. “I don’t to learn more about all of its In 2011, Houghton penned think that’s anything new for a services. a post titled “Just Say No to public entity at all.” Freegal” on her blog, librarianBooe said studies have inblack.net. In it, she candidly shown that more young people wrote about her bad experience with Freegal are using libraries than ever, but seniors are as both an administrator and a user (she was increasingly embracing “tablet technology” as working at another library at the time), and well. The changes libraries are making reﬂect what their users are doing: keeping up with the how she believed that libraries that subscribe to Freegal create a “fundamental change in times. their library’s collection and policy expendi“I think relevancy is a better [reason]. In a tures” that isn’t for the better. digital age, we’re trying to ﬁnd out what is the Houghton told Boise Weekly her feelings balance between digital content and hard-copy hadn’t changed. content,” Booe said. “Right now, we live in a “I don’t believe it’s a good use of a library’s world where there are folks that want digital funds,” she said. “The library is buying only, folks that want print only and folks that
something for a patron to keep forever and that’s not how library dollars are best used, in my opinion. We buy something once, and then we loan it out to multiple people. That’s how we make good use of the public’s dollars. … [Freegal] is not an efﬁcient use of funds.” Not everyone would agree. Using models based on population or users, Freegal charges Boise Public Library, which services 220,000 people, $18,000 per year for Freegal. The Seattle Public Library, which serves 610,000 people, has been offering Freegal to its users since 2011 at a cost of $100,000 annually. Kirk Blankenship, the Seattle library’s electronic resources librarian for the past 15 years, said Freegal is currently one of their “top online resources,” although he didn’t know how it would be received. “We weren’t sure about it at ﬁrst. … It’s deﬁnitely a new model for us,” Blankenship said. “But [now] we’re comfortable and familiar with it and it continues to do very well,” with about 12,000 downloads per month, he added. It was important to both Blankenship and Booe that any service they chose offer contemporary, popular music. “Stuff you’re hearing on the radio or seeing in the media is there. It’s not old, retreaded stuff from 10 years ago,” Blankenship said. Freegal could be a huge factor in helping libraries straddle the line of old and new, physical and digital. It’s already relatively popular with Boise Public Library users: In the three weeks since Freegal was launched, there have been about 1,000 song downloads by nearly 250 unique cardholders, with Sara Bareilles, Miley Cyrus, Adele, Daughtry and Daft Punk topping the list of downloaded artists. “The library is still for the everyman,” Booe said. “What we’re providing [for that everyman] is an access to culture,” Booe said. And all you need is a library card. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
SCREEN/LISTINGS THE BIG SCREEN/SCREEN
JUGGER-NET(FLIX) Streaming service takes a bite out of viewership
Special Screenings BEIJING FLICKERS—San Bao loses his job, his apartment and the woman he loves and struggles to stay optimistic against the backdrop of the sleek new Beijing that is leaving people behind. Thursday, Nov. 7. 7 p.m. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-788-6195, sunvalleycenter. org.
AMY ATKINS In September, House of Cards and Arrested Development made television history when both received Emmy nominations. The nominations made the news not because of the seven-year gap between the current and last season of Arrested Development, and not because House of Cards took home the statue for Outstanding Director, Drama Series. The nods—and the win—were notable because both shows were produced by Netﬂix. Unlike other award winners AMC (Breaking Bad), ABC (Modern Family) or HBO (Behind the Candelabra), Netﬂix is not a television channel. It is, however, changing the way we view television. Founded in 1997, Netﬂix began as a small DVD-by-mail service. Where brick-and-mortar movie rental stores charged late fees that easily exceeded the cost of the actual DVD, the price for forgetting to mail a DVD back to Netﬂix was minimal: Subscribers weren’t sent another DVD until the ﬁrst was returned. The service offered a low monthly subscription cost, postage-paid return envelopes, a steadily growing catalog and the eventual inclusion of streaming video. AD AM It even offered (and RO SE NL paid out) a $1 million UN D prize for the creation of an algorithm that would “substantially improve the accuracy of predictions about how much someone is going to enjoy a movie based on their movie preferences.” But in the 16 years since Netflix sent out the ﬁrst red-and-white envelope, its growth hasn’t been without its pains. Bad press drowned out any good buzz when Net-
ﬂix split its streaming and mail subscriptions; and pundits pondered the health of Netﬂix after Starz pulled its nearly 2,000 movie titles from the service. Netﬂix not only survived, it’s bigger and stronger than ever. It continues to produce original programming, including
the highly popular Orange is the New Black, releasing entire seasons at once in response to its subscribers’ desire for “binge viewing.” Netﬂix clearly knows the value of giving the people what they want, because its subscribers are legion: In late October, Netﬂix reported to its shareholders that it now has 40 million subscribers in 41 countries—up from 30 million in 2012. And there’s more to come. An Oct. 14 article by The New York Times revealed that “cable companies, including Comcast, Charter Communications and Cox Communications, are talking with Netﬂix about … making the subscription service— and other online video services—available through the set-top boxes that most Americans have in their living rooms.” On Oct. 31, allthingsd.com reported that “Netﬂix is ﬂoating the idea that it will foot the bill for a ‘big’ movie, which would appear in theaters and on Netﬂix at the same time.” Think that’s far-fetched? The creator of one of the most successful shows in TV history credits Netﬂix for getting viewer buy-in. Vince Gilligan told Variety that Breaking Bad wouldn’t have made it past season one if not for Netﬂix timing the availability of past seasons so subscribers could catch up before the next season aired on AMC. Gilligan told reporters, “I think Netﬂix kept us on the air,” after Breaking Bad won the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. “Not only are we standing up here [with the Emmy], I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season two.”
EXTRA/SCREEN SVFF, and STUCK, winner of the audience award. Meanwhile, ﬁlmmakers from across the globe are already submitSave the date. Save a few while you’re at it. Just as snow begins to ting entries for the 2014 fest, bidding for a treasured slot in one of the cap Idaho’s mountaintops, the Sun Valley Film Festival is launching a many categories: feature-length dramas and documenseries of events leading up to its third annual showcase, taries, shorts, animation, youth ﬁlms and mixed media. slated for March 13-16, 2014. But before the curtain This year’s festival showcased 33 features, culled from goes up in Sun Valley, organizers are turning the camera BEST OF THE SVFFEST hundreds of entries from 21 nations. SVFF 2013 also lens toward Boise. Saturday, Nov. 16, Doors included 20 short ﬁlms, 13 students ﬁlms and 15 music “The Boise audience is a really great ﬁt into the open at 4 p.m., $15, videos. Submission info is available at sunvalleyﬁlmfestiThe Knitting Factory, SVFF,” said festival director Candice Pate. “We want to val.org/submissions. 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, bring them into the fold by giving them a little taste; let’s bo.knittingfactory.com “Filmmakers are recognizing that they’re really lucky call this a bite-size mini-fest.” to get onto our slate because the Sun Valley audience is But there will be plenty to chew on at the Best of the really sophisticated,” said SVFF Executive Director Teddy SVFFest, Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Knitting Factory. With Grennan. “Idaho audiences are savvy. They really know the score.” plenty of music, drinks and food, attendees will also get a chance to —George Prentice view Craters of the Moon, winner of the Gem State Award at the 2013
THE LUCKY ONE—A Marine in Iraq ﬁnds a picture of a young woman that motivates him to stay alive. Upon his return, he seeks out the woman to thank her. Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. (PG-13) Thursday, Nov. 7. 2 p.m. FREE. Library! at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Rd., Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.
12 YEARS A SLAVE—Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a free man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery and waits 12 years for his freedom. Also starring Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Michael Fassbender and Paul Giamatti. (R) Opens Friday, Nov. 8. The Flicks. THOR: THE DARK WORLD—Thor battles against the evil Malekith in an effort to restore order to Earth and all the Nine Realms. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. (PG-13) Opens Thursday, Nov. 7. Edwards 9, 22.
WADJDA—Haifaa Al-Mansour directs this story of a young girl saving money to buy a bicycle but facing disapproval, in the ﬁrst movie to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. In Arabic with English subtitles. (PG) Opens Friday, Nov. 8. The Flicks.
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Who said you can’t ride your bike inside?
PRO RIDERS AND PRESERVATIONISTS It’s hard enough to run through an obstacle course—try doing it with a bucking motorcycle between your legs. That’s endurocross, a grueling sport that pits roughriding motorcyclists against one another on an indoor course strewn with logs, rocks, even water features. A dozen or so top riders will buzz into the Idaho Center Saturday, Nov. 9, to compete in the penultimate round of the 2013 Geico AMA EnduroCross championship, a sevenstop national competition that began in Las Vegas on May 3 and will ﬁnish back in Sin City on Nov. 23. Racers will be facing off for a $3,000 top-prize purse, with second place earning $2,000 and the third-place ﬁnisher taking home $1,000. According to race organizers, the Idaho Center course covers the largest ﬂoor space and “the most treacherous rocks” of the circuit, which makes stops in ﬁve states. Competitors will have to take on log ramps, rock and sand ﬁelds, tire obstacles and two water hazards before reaching the ﬁnish. Racer Mike Brown currently holds a seven-point lead over Taddy Blazusiak for the championship, but Cody Webb has taken the top spot at the past two events, in Everett, Wash., and Denver. Beyond competition among the top riders, women’s, amateur, veteran and trialscross classes will run through their own main events Nov. 9. The pit area at the Idaho Center will be open for free on race day, when spectators can meet the riders and check out their bikes. The arena will also be open, gratis, for the daytime qualiﬁcation races, though tickets are required for the evening events. Tickets cost $12-$17 for kids ages 3-12, and $22-$27 for adults. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with races starting at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online at ictickets.com or, if for whatever reason you don’t want to see the action in person, follow the results live at endurocross.tracksideresults.com. If indoor motorcycle ass-kickery isn’t your speed, stop by the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center (3188 Sunset Peak Road) any time between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 9 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hulls Gulch preservation. Free and open to all ages, hear about the Wetlands Coalition— the group that sparked efforts to save Hulls Gulch—and take part in a range of activities, including creating a Hulls Gulch habitat, making an oak medallion and taking a guided hike. Find more info at boiseenvironmentaleducation.org.
THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP The Dalton Highway in Alaska is 414 miles of mud, dust and wilderness RANDY KING In early September, my cousin, my father and I set off out of Fairbanks, Alaska, in pursuit of an epic road trip, some adventure and hopefully a caribou. Our plan: Head north into the Writer Randy King snagged an Arctic Char in the Sagavanirktok River on a trek up Alaska’s Dalton Highway. wild along the James W. Dalton Highway. We had 10 days, a rented truck and gas money. conjures images of grizzly bear, wolves and The pass is often cursed for being steep, slick The Dalton Highway, often called the caribou running across the tundra in droves; and dangerous, but I found it to be none of “Haul Road,” runs north of Fairbanks and moose in every lake and black bears wandering those things. I have been on worse roads travstretches 414 miles across the Brooks Range eling Highway 55 to McCall. I think the “bad” down the road. This wasn’t the case. We saw into the barren tundra, eventually ending just a ﬂeeting glimpse of a wolf, two moose, two road reputation comes from people who don’t shy of the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay. For grizzly bears and only a handful of caribou. drive in the mountains much. comparison, it is about 379 miles from Boise While we expected more wildlife, having never Once over the pass, a new world emerges. to Coeur d’Alene. seen these species before, we all felt blessed. Gone are the spruce trees and the shrubs. Named for the congressman who spearLocals often call Alaska the “great empty” headed the project, the Dalton Highway bisects Now the land looks similar to a high desert. when it comes to wildlife. I now see why. Small grass clumps and rolling hills. We had the tundra and offers anyone with chutzpah Conversely, I unexpectedly saw a vast come after the ﬁrst freeze so the color was a the opportunity to view, hike, explore, hunt bit monochromatic, leaning to the brown side. number of muskox. These Shetland pony-sized and ﬁsh an often overlooked and vast section and long fur-covered beasts ranged all over the Apparently, before the freeze, the colors are of the United States. The road’s very existence landscape—often near the roads and seemingly vivid greens, yellows, reds and purples. The is tied to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that comes freeze is a blessing and a curse—no color to the oblivious to human interaction. I didn’t expect out of Prudhoe Bay. Large oil companies to see one on my trip; I saw about 40. country, but no mosquitos either. Mosquitos struck black gold in the area in the late 1960s Fishing was another added bonus that I can be just ﬂat nasty in Alaska. Take bug spray, and completed the pipeline, a road to service was unaware of. Each September an ocean run a head net and rubber gloves. the pipe and the town of Deadhorse by 1974. species of Arctic Char, similar to our Bull Trout For more than 150 miles, the Haul Road In the 414 miles of highway, there are only or Dolly Vardens, runs up the Sagavanirktok tracks across the tundra. The only constant is three locations to buy fuel and food, and the River alongside the Dalton Highway. They ﬁrst sign of human life—other than the road— the Trans-Alaska pipe. average 8 pounds and 25 inches long—about The barren ground of the tundra seems is the Yukon River crossing. The river is one the size of a steelhead in Idaho. I was lucky to be one giant sponge—each step is squishy of the largest in the United States and starts enough to land one hooked-jawed behemoth. and water soaks even the most resistant boot. in Canada, running almost 2,000 miles. The For those wishing to travel the Dalton, a Water pools everywhere in the permafrost, crossing is little more than a gas pump and a little preparation is in order. Remember that streams forming out of what seems like thin boat launch, stretching the term “town” a bit. big trucks always have the right-of-way and air. Hiking on the tundra is exhausting and We stopped, ate homemade pie and fueled up. they will often assert themselves on smaller vewet. Getting away from the As a general rule of thumb on hicles. When in doubt, just pull over. Pass them road is an option, but one that the Dalton—if gas is available, only when it is safe and conditions permit. would be very difﬁcult. DALTON HIGHWAY ﬁll your tank. From Fairbanks, 10 miles The next town is Deadhorse, Buy gas everywhere you can. Bring some gas Past the Yukon River is an northeast on AK-2 W/Steese canisters with you, just in case. Whole online 241 miles north of Coldfoot. unimaginably large section of Hwy., continue 68 miles on Deadhorse, the end of the road, forums are dedicated to traveling the Haul spruce forest. The miles roll by AK-2 N/Elliot Hwy to AK-11 is tragically disappointing from Road; read them. N/James W. Dalton Hwy. and the forest stretches on. You Be aware, most rental companies do not ala visitor’s standpoint. Consistcan’t help but think of ﬂat tires low their cars on the Dalton Highway for fear ing of mostly jacked-up trailer and engine trouble—and just houses and oil equipment, the area is deﬁnitely of damage and window chips. This is a legitihow the hell you would get out of any situanot a tourist destination. It has a buffet restau- mate fear; we did suffer a chipped windshield tion on a dark, snowy night. rant, a general store and an Alaska Airlines ter- on our journey. The second location along the road, ColdThe Dalton Highway shows the vastness minal. The rest of the town is oil ﬁeld-related; foot, offers the bare essentials—gas, food and of the wild world around us. For hundreds of deﬁnitely a working town. beer. The most interesting feature of Coldfoot miles, only one road exists through the mounUnfortunately, you can’t access the Arctic is the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center. It’s tains and into the tundra. The Dalton cuts a Ocean from Deadhorse. That requires a guide a little campy, but the rangers do a great job line that allows those with limited means and explaining the fragility of the tundra, the com- service. Our mission was to hunt, so we did a little ambition to see otherwise unknowable not take the Prudhoe Bay tour, with its polar plexity of the Arctic and how man ﬁts in. places. All it takes is a little planning, some bear and baby seal sightings. Between Coldfoot and Deadhorse is the good tires and the dream of an ultimate road Between the towns we had remarkable famous Atigun Pass, the stretch of highway trip. wildlife viewing opportunities. Alaska often separating the Brooks Range from the tundra.
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LISTINGS/REC PLAY/REC A BOY AND HIS SHOVEL Up in North Idaho, you’re not considered a full-grown adult until you wield your very own snow shovel; and, up in those parts, where average annual snowfall tops 60 inches, a person’s relationship with their shovel is a deeply spiritual one. Now, even in the less-snowy south, as the leaves rot on my lawn and the nights dip to freezing, my spirit stirs in anticipation of the only winter sport for which I have an active passion: shoveling snow. For more than 10 years, I have stood by my trusty size No. 14 scoop with Power D-grip. Her blade is 14 inches wide and constructed from ABS poly. Her handle—27 inches of stained North American ash—has been worn and tested through many seasons, so many that the True Temper logo has long worn away. Built by Massachusetts-based Ames, which boasts more than 200 years of tool-making history, her ofﬁcial name is the Grain Hog—a nod to her agricultural pedigree. But it’s as the Gray Bomber, a name earned in protracted battle against the snow berms of Bonner County, that she shines. According to Popular Mechanics, there are eight chief categories of snow removal equipment: the 24-inch shovel, the 18-inch, square-nose, coarsesurface broom, round-nose shovel, scraper, aluminum scoop and 30-inch variety. In my experience, wider shovels like the 18- to 30-inch models pack on too much weight (snow weighs from 7 pounds to an “astonishing” 30 pounds per cubic foot, according to Popular Mechanics), making them unwieldy and prone to breakage over time if constructed from plastic. If the blade is metal, forget about it. You might as well buy stock in Icy Hot. On the PM breakdown, the Gray Bomber combines the qualities of a square-nose shovel—“good for scraping, removing ice-crusted snow”—with the scoop—“rustproof; handles big drifts.” That makes my shovel, a treasured gift from my father (a former longtime building supply salesman), the perfect lightweight instrument for both chopping and scooping. My brother, who has worked seven seasons as a lift operator at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, is also an evangelist of the Grain Hog model, and, it turns out, so are the folks at Bogus Basin— though their grain shovels are metal, for rigorous mountain use. “We use the real heavy-duty [grain] shovels,” Bogus General Manager Alan Moore told me. “They’re almost the shovels you see people using for cement sometimes. … They’re very versatile.” There you have it: Those guys are the Olympians of snow shoveling, and while I’m content with my lower place on the podium, it’s good to know that the old Gray Bomber and I will be ready for whatever a high-desert winter has to throw at us. —Zach Hagadone BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
The Gray Bomber: More reliable than most relationships.
Events & Workshops CYCLOCROSS CLINICS—Learn the basics or reﬁne techniques. Open practice begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a speciﬁc skill session, exploring a different concept each week. Multi-lap training starts at 6:45 p.m., in an attempt to integrate new knowledge in a race-like setting. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., FREE. Quarry View Park, 2150 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise.
Recurring BOISE FOOSBALL—Draw-yourpartner foosball tournament. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m., matches beginning about 8 p.m. Call 208-860-4990 or visit boisefoosball.com for more info. Tuesdays. Dutch Goose, 3515 W. State St., Boise. BOISE SOCCER LEAGUE—Coed soccer league open to all levels. Games are Mondays on Boise Parks and Rec playing ﬁeld with certiﬁed referees. For more info., call Dave at 208-2849112 or Pat at 208-870-5975, or visit boisesoccerleague.com. Mondays. BOISE WOMEN’S RUGBY— Looking for more players to practice twice a week, no matter your size or shape. Visit sites.google. com/site/boisewomensrugby for more info. Mondays, Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Hillside Junior High School, 3536 Hill Road, Boise, 208-854-5120. LEARN TO FLY—Learn to ﬂy a with a certiﬁed ﬂight instructor. For more info., call 208-4661800. By appointment daily. $49, ﬂitequest.com. Nampa Municipal Airport, 3419 Airport Road, Nampa. LEARN TO SKATE—Rental skates are included. Open to all ages. Register on website. Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 21. $78. Idaho IceWorld, 7072 S. Eisenman Road, Boise, 208331-0044, idahoiceworld.com. SASSY SALSA—Men and women welcome. No experience necessary to get in shape and work on your moves, just wear comfortable shoes (no black soled shoes) and clothing. Wednesdays, 7-7:50 p.m. $5 per class. Forte Pilates, 518 S. Ninth St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-342-4945, fortepilates.com. SENIORS VOLLEYBALL—Seniors of all skill levels welcome to drop in and play volleyball. For more info, visit cityofboise. org/parks or call 208-608-7680. Mondays, Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. $3. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise, 208-384-4486, cityofboise.org/ parks. YOGA—Build strength and increase ﬂexibility. Open to all levels. Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. $10. Ballet Idaho, 501 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0556, balletidaho.org.
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K-Fusion is bringing Korean barbecue to Boise.
KOREAN BBQ IS COMING TO BROADWAY Weary of all the fusion concepts popping up in the Treasure Valley lately? Don’t let the name K-Fusion fool you. The restaurant, which plans to open Friday, Nov. 8, at 1716 S. Broadway Ave., will soon be Boise’s only Korean barbecue joint. “Almost all our main menu is meat— beef barbecue and pork barbecue,” explained co-owner Joon Park. “We have the Korean pancake on there and we have also soft tofu stew.” Other offerings include beef bulgogi, char-grilled hot stone galbi and bibimbap, a rice bowl topped with veggies, gochujang chili paste, beef and an egg. Joon and his wife, Sena Park, relocated to Boise three months ago from Irvine, Calif. Sena is originally from South Korea and will run the restaurant’s kitchen. “We just stopped by here in March this year and my wife really [loved] it here so we just decided to move here,” said Joon. “In California, there are many crowds, people and trafﬁc, rush hour, but she [loves] this nature and peaceful and kind people.” Joon says the restaurant plans to serve local and pasture-raised meats. For more info and a full menu, visit k-fusion.com. In roving restaurant announcements, a Food Truck Rally is scheduled from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Fourth and Grove streets in downtown Boise. Participating trucks include Calle 75 Tacos, Rice Works Asian Food, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Bel Cibo, Free Range Pizza, Voluptuous Vittles, Cacicia’s Cucinas Old World Sicilian Foods, The Funky Taco, P. Ditty’s Wrap Wagon and Rolling Hawg Smokers LLC. The rally also comes with a special Groupon “app-e-tour”: $8 for three tastings from your choice of food trucks, plus one beer or root beer. The Groupon is available for purchase until Friday, Nov. 8, at midnight. “It’s like a tasting tour,” the Food Truck Rally’s Facebook page explained, with the Groupon buying three small bites from your choice of trucks, along with a beverage from Payette Brewing. “You will have to visit each truck but they will be prepared to quickly serve the small bite more efﬁciently than regular menu items,” Food Truck Rally organizers wrote on Facebook, adding that the trucks will be serving their full menus, as well. “The Groupon is one option but you certainly do not have to purchase it to attend and enjoy food truck fare.” For more info, visit facebook.com/ foodtruckrally. —Tara Morgan
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’Tis the season to sip the dark stuff.
LOCAL WINTER SEASONALS Something dark and malty is a’brewing TARA MORGAN For dark beer lovers, winter is, indisputably, the best time of year. Thick porters and stouts pour like oil into tulip-shaped glasses, settling like high-octane milkshakes. And while there are plenty of roasty, barrel-aged brews heading to Boise from other markets, there’s also a bounty of local winter seasonals in the works. Crooked Fence, which offers Three Picket Porter year round, ventures deeper into darkness this season with a trio of winter seasonals. “Our main repeating seasonal is our Augustus; it’s a dark chocolate stout. It kind of falls into the winter warmer category,” said Marketing and Events Director Kelly Knopp. “The other one we’re throwing into a barrel. It’s called Rudolpho and we put it in [Oct. 29] and it’ll be coming out right before Christmas. It’s also a winter warmer. We got some rum barrels from Rogue brewing, so we’re going to age it inside the rum barrels.” Crooked Fence has also aged its Sins of our Fathers Imperial Stout for up to four months in bourbon barrels. Both the aged and nonaged version of this 10 percent alcohol by volume, chocolaty brew hit shelves and taps Nov. 4. “Our dark beers are deﬁnitely some of the biggest ones for us. I guess we’re just really good at making dark beers,” said Knopp, with a laugh. “Or it’s getting colder out and everyone’s jumping from the blondes and the lagers to more of a sipper.” Meridian’s Slanted Rock Brewing is also experimenting with barrel aging this year, with an imperial Baltic vanilla porter—dry-hopped with Madagascar vanilla beans—and an imperial stout due for drinking in a few weeks. “We’re going to be putting a small portion of that batch into Woodford Reserve whiskey barrels and barrel-aging it,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Amy Wardle. Though Slanted Rock’s 10 percent ABV imperial stout will be available by mid-November, the barrel-aged version won’t be ready until the start of the new year. If you want to sip a barrel-aged stout
sooner, Payette Brewing is releasing special 22-ounce bombers of its yearlong, bourbon barrel-aged 12 Gauge Imperial Stout, available only at the brewery and part of its dark beercentric Black Friday event, Nov. 29. Now in its second year, Black Friday at Payette runs from noon-10 p.m. at its Garden City taproom and gives shop-o-phobics an alternative to department store drama. “Don’t shop, come drink beer; it’s a lot more exciting,” said Payette Director of Marketing and Events Sheila Francis. “We’re going to have at least 12 beers from local breweries, as well as regional breweries. … Then we’ll also be collecting food and clothing items for the Rescue Mission.” TableRock is also building a unique event around winter beers. New Head Brewer Derek Anderson, who recently took the reins from Kerry Caldwell, is organizing a beerblending party that will take place right before Christmas. The event will feature eight to 10 different stouts—some ﬁltered through cocoa nibs, coffee beans or pie cherries—along with a menu of food specials. Participants will be given 10 ounces of each beer and a calibrated dropper called a pipette, so they can make their own blends using precise amounts. “And then each table will vote on their favorite blend,” Anderson said. TableRock is also hosting a Belgian brown aged in a 55-gallon port barrel; a dark lager called Dunkel, which will be released around Thanksgiving; and a wheat porter. “That’ll be deﬁnitely a really great winter option,” said Anderson. “It’s got some of the roasty, chocolate character from the porter, but based on a wheat beer so it should have a really nice, easy-drinking, smooth texture.” Boise’s RAM Brewery is also working on a full-bodied winter wheat this season. “As far as winter-speciﬁc seasonals, I’ve got Weizenbock, the big, rich wheat beer that I’m actually brewing at the end of this week,” said RAM Brewer Jake Schisel. “And in the
next couple of weeks, I’m going to be doing the Lost Reindeer, just a big, strong ale that I’ve done every year; it’s kind of our traditional winter beer. I want it to taste wintery; I want it to have kind of a piney resonance ﬂavor; I want it to be a little bit sweet, too.” Sockeye’s annual Winterfest also veers toward the bitter end, with 7.2 percent ABV. “It’s an American-style strong ale that’s kind of on the hoppy side. It’s got nice ruby highlights in the color,” said Sockeye Head Brewer Josh King. Kilted Dragon’s winter beer is also shaping up to be decadent, but a little lower in alcohol, hovering around 6 percent to 6.5 percent ABV. “The beer that we typically are doing right now is our Hand & a Half Stout, which is an oatmeal coffee stout. … We make it with Dawson Taylor Sumatra roast coffee and it’s very rich and creamy, but it’s also very smooth on the ﬁnish,” said Kilted Dragon co-owner Jeremy Canning. Highlands Hollow Head Brewer Chris Compton is also concocting his own winter brew, tentatively called Wreck Tangle. “I want it to be a big, fairly malty beer, dark amber, alcohol content around 7-7.5 [percent],” he said. “I’d like it to have a warm mouthfeel like a winter warmer.” The brewery is also releasing its annual pray for snow brew, Face Plant Porter. “That’s kind of our traditional ‘kick off the ski season’ type beer,” Compton said. It’s very dark; it’s got a rich, roast ﬂavor.” Speaking of summoning the snow gods, 10 Barrel Brewing released its Pray For Snow winter ale, which rings in at 7 percent ABV, way back in September. “We care about two things in the winter... snow and beer,” wrote 10 Barrel’s Bec Milgrom via email. “We changed this year’s Pray For Snow winter ale by using seven different malts and changed up the hops for a piney, herbal hop complexity. Drink beer, stay warm!” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m not a big fan of fear. It gets far more attention than it deserves. The media and entertainment industries practically worship it, and many of us allow ourselves to be riddled with toxic amounts of the stuff. Having said that, though, I do want to put in a good word for fear. Now and then, it keeps us from doing stupid things. It prods us to be wiser and act with more integrity. It forces us to see the truth when we might prefer to wallow in delusion. Now is one of those times for you, Aries. Thank your fear for helping to wake you up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings,” wrote W.H. Auden. If that’s true, then your job is to be a poet right now. You seem to be awash in a hubbub of paradoxical inclinations, complete with conflicting desires and mismatched truths. There’s no shame or blame in that. But you do have a responsibility to communicate your complexity with honesty and precision. Manage that and people will treat you with affection, give you extra slack, maybe even thank you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What can you do to improve your flow? Are there obstructions in your environment that keep you from having a more fluid rhythm? Do you harbor negative beliefs that make it harder for life to bestow its natural blessings on you? Now is the time to take care of glitches like these, Gemini. You have more power than usual to eliminate constrictions and dissolve fixations. Your intuition will be strong when you use it to drum up graceful luck for your personal use. Be aggressive. Be bold. Be lyrical. It’s high time for you to slip into a smooth groove. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the beginning of his novel The White Castle, Orhan Pamuk offers this meditation: “To imagine that a person who intrigues us has access to a way of life unknown and all the more attractive for its mystery, to believe that we will begin to live only through the love of that person—what else is this but the birth of great passion?” How do you respond to this provocative statement, Cancerian? Here are my thoughts: On the one hand, maybe it’s not healthy for you to fantasize that a special someone can give you what you can’t give yourself. On the other hand, believing this is true may inspire you to take an intriguing risk that would catalyze invigorating transformations. Which is it? Now is a good time to ruminate on these matters. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Canadians Tommy Larkin and Stephen Goosney are biological brothers, but they were adopted by dif-
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ferent families when they were young. They lost touch for almost 30 years. Once they began looking for each other, it didn’t take long to be reunited. Nor did they have to travel far to celebrate. It turns out that they were living across the street from each other in the same small town in Newfoundland. I foresee a metaphorically similar experience in your future, Leo. When reconnected to your past, you’ll find it has been closer than you realized. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This will be an excellent week for you to talk with yourself—or rather, with yourselves. I’m envisioning in-depth conversations between your inner saint and your inner evil twin... between the hard worker and the lover of creature comforts... between the eagerto-please servant of the greater good and the self-sufficient smartie who’s dedicated to personal success. I think that in at least some of these confabs, you should speak every word out loud. You should gesture with your hands and express colorful body language. It’s prime time for your different sub-personalities to get to know each other better. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the coming week you will probably have more luck than usual if you play keno, craps, blackjack, bingo or roulette. People who owe you money will be inclined to pay you back, so you might want to give them a nudge. I won’t be surprised if you find a $20 bill lying on the sidewalk or if a store cashier accidentally gives you way too much change. In the wake of these tendencies, your main assignment is to be alert for opportunities to increase your cash flow. For example, if you wake up in the middle of the night with an idea for boosting your financial fortunes, I hope you will have a pen and notebook by the bed to write it down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Not for all the whiskey in heaven,” begins a poem by Charles Bernstein. “Not for all the flies in Vermont. Not for all the tears in the basement. Not for a million trips to Mars. Not for all the fire in hell. Not for all the blue in the sky.” Can you guess what he’s driving at? Those are the things he will gladly do without in order to serve his passion. “No, never, I’ll never stop loving you,” he concludes. According to my understanding of your astrological cycle, Scorpio, now is a good time for you to make a comparable pledge. What is the one passion you promise to devote yourself to above all others? And what are you willing to live without in order to focus on that passion? Be extravagant, pure, wild, explicit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dmitri Razumikhin is a character
in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment. His surname is derived from the Russian word for “reason.” At one point he makes a drunken speech that includes these observations: “It’s by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! Not one single truth has ever been arrived at without people first having talked a dozen reams of nonsense, even 10 dozen reams of it.” Let’s make this a centerpiece of your current strategy, Sagittarius. Just assume that in order to ferret out the core insights that will fuel your next transformations, you may need to speak and hear a lot of babble. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): At the 2013 Grammy Awards, actor Neil Patrick Harris introduced the band Fun this way: “As legendary gangster rap icon Katharine Hepburn once said, if you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Everything about that vignette is a template for the approach you can use now with great success. You should gravitate toward festive events and convivial gatherings. Whenever possible, you should sponsor, activate and pave the way for fun. Toward that end, it’s totally permissible for you to tell amusing stories that aren’t exactly factual and that bend the rules not quite to the breaking point. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Some spiritual traditions regard the ego as a bad thing. They imply it’s the source of suffering—a chronically infected pustule that must be regularly lanced and drained. I understand this argument. The ego has probably been the single most destructive force in the history of civilization. But I also think it’s our sacred duty to redeem and rehabilitate it. After all, we often need our egos in order to get important things done. Our egos give us the confidence to push through difficulties. They motivate us to work hard to achieve our dreams. Your assignment, Aquarius, is to beautify your ego as you strengthen it. Build your self-esteem without stirring up arrogance. Love yourself brilliantly, not neurotically. Express your talents in ways that stimulate others to express their talents. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dr. Seuss wrote his children’s books in English, but he liked to stretch the limits of his native tongue. “You’ll be surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond ‘Z’ and start poking around,” he said. One of the extra letters he found out there was “yuzz,” which he used to spell the made-up word “yuzz-a-ma-tuzz.” I recommend that you take after Seuss— not only in the way you speak, but also in the ways you work, play, love, dream and seek adventure. It’s time to explore the territory beyond your comfort zone.
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