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CHANGE IS IN THE AIR In a recent article about impending work at the Grove Plaza related to Gardner Company’s planned multi-modal center (BW, Citydesk, “Location… Location…,” April 16, 2014), Boise Weekly News Editor George Prentice closed with the line: “Take a quick picture Boise. Things are changing… fast.” He wasn’t kidding. Before this week’s paper could even go to press, one of the changes reported on Page 7 had already transpired. Driving to work on Capitol Boulevard April 29, I couldn’t help but notice the far right lane of the street had been cordoned off for a bike lane running as far down as the intersection of Capitol and Myrtle Street. As near as I can tell, this work happened within a 24-hour period. It’s only the beginning of a pilot project to expand bike lanes throughout the city, including replacing a lane of trafﬁc on Main and Idaho streets with bike lanes sometime between now and the end of June, at the latest. Beyond that, the city and ACHD are inching ever nearer to a conversion of downtown streets from one- to two-way. Added bike lanes would be signiﬁcant enough—especially in light of continued cyclist-motorist collisions, of which there were three in April alone (boiseweekly.com, Citydesk, “Third Bike vs. Car Accident in Two Weeks,” April 28, 2014)—but this most recent wave of street improvements comes as the result of collaboration between the city of Boise and the Ada County Highway District. BW readers—and anyone who watches Boise politics—will know that the city, and Mayor Dave Bieter in particular, has not always gotten along with ACHD, which controls Boise’s city streets. That’s putting it mildly, but just goes to show how unique this round of projects really is. Collaboration seems to be in the air, with another wideranging slate of city initiatives in the ofﬁng, this time centered on sustainability. Read on Page 8 about the city’s bold new 11-point sustainability campaign, which was pushed in large part by a consortium of local conservation groups, including Conservation Voters for Idaho and the Idaho Conservation League. Finally, if reading about all this civic go-getterism has you inspired, ﬁnd our feature package on Idaho Gives (Page 10) and a sampling of local volunteer opportunities starting on Page 11. —Zach Hagadone
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BOISEWEEKLY.COM What you missed this week in the digital world.
BIG HOUSE They thought he was a cattle rancher, but neighbors learned that Jeff Shaw (real name: Enrico Ponzo) was actually a maﬁoso on the lam. Now he’s going away. Read more on Citydesk.
GO ABRAXANS! Boise State University’s quidditch team joined others from Arizona, Washington and Utah for the ﬁrst-ever Brooms on the Blue tournament. Find out how they did on Cobweb.
OPENERS UP Local indie rock group Fort Harrison is gearing up to open for Michigan-based Wayland at The Bouquet Tuesday, May 6. Listen to a sample track on Mixtape.
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SEEING RED I want that bum off my land!!! “Red? Hey, can we talk?” “Whatchoo doin’ here, Cope? I dint think they let people like you in Melba.” “Well, since I didn’t tell anyone I was a person like me, and since, so far, nobody’s asked what kind of person I am, I think maybe I’ve gotten away with it.” “Huh?” “No, really. Can we get a cup of coffee or something? Maybe a slice of pie? You still like pie, don’t you?” “Wull Cope, it all depends on who I’s eating it wit’. An’ I ain’t sure the best gull-durned pie in the world will taste very gull-durned good if’n I was eating it wit’ the gull-durned feller what done ﬁred me!” “Uh. that’s sorta what I wanted to talk to you about. See, Badger Bob... you remember him, I’m sure... well, he seems to think I should let you back in the column. I thought maybe we could talk about that. If you’re not too busy, that is.“ “Wull let me tell you somethin’, feller. I’s as busy as what you’ll ever be. I’s arunnin’ for gurvner, or ain’t you heard?” “Yeah, actually, I did hear. So how’s that going.” “I’s already got 13... maybe 14 fellers what says they’re agonna vote f’r me. An’ another thing, I’s putting together a gang o’ I-dee-ho fellers what’s going down t’ Nevader an’ sticking up for that Ted Bundy feller’s right to not have t’ pay them grassing fees he ain’t already been payin’ f’r 20 years. I calls us the ‘I-dee-ho Posse Riot.’ You know, like after them Roosky gals what’s ﬁghtin’ Obamacare over there in Ukrimia.” “I think you mean ‘Cliven.’” “Wrong again, Cope. I’s purdy sure it’s ‘Ukrimia.’” “No, I mean... oh, the hell with it. Red, the thing is, that big standoff between that Bundy asshole and the Feds is over. All the hillbillies have gone home to wherever they park their trailers and all the excitement is over with. At least, until the next excuse comes up to go strutting around like ignorant pissants with their guns hanging out.” “Who’s you callin’ ‘A-hole?’ Ol’ Ted is the kind o’ pay-trat we needs more o’ in this country!” “Red, your hero Bundy is nothing but a swaggering slab of sphincter meat. I grew up with blowhards like him, always trying to pass off a big mouth and a stupid cowboy hat for brains. “You know something?... there are more than 22,000 public lands ranchers in this country, and damn near all of them manage to pay the rent they owe on the land they make their livings off of. But here comes this Bundy gypo, deciding that the land you and I and our children own should be his to do any damn thing he wants with. Then BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
you can always count on a herd of grungy, publicity-sucking slugs to come oozing out from under ﬂat rocks all over the West, looking for any reason they can to show off their ARs and pretend they aren‘t the most pathetic losers in the country.” “Them slug losers are all what’s standin’ ‘twixt the U.S. of A. and total tyrannicalism from your pal Henry Reid’s sturm troopers in the MLB.” “That’s B-L-M, Red. It’s the Bureau of Land Management, not Major League Baseball. And they aren’t Reid’s storm troopers anymore than they were Harry Truman’s storm troopers back when the agency was founded. They’re just people whose job it is to see that public lands are managed to the beneﬁt of the entire country, including the ﬂora and fauna that lives on it, not just some squatter who thinks he can hide his scam by drumming up phony outrage.” “Squat-ter!?” “Squatter! If he and his clan had taken over a city park or a public housing complex, they’d have been tear-gassed out and the dunces on Fox News would have said it was about time somebody stood up to those welfare cheats. “But no, this bum gets a sweetheart deal on a hunk of delicate desert, skips out on 20 years of payments, and douche-wads like Hannity make him out as another Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. I am so sick and tired of the scummiest, dumbest, trashiest handful of malcontents holding this country down, I could just...” “Hold on there, Cope. Them what you callin’ scumzy malcomtempts are standin’ up f’r libraty. Lib-raty, Cope! You believe in libraty, don’cha?” “Bullcrap! Liberty to do what?... rip the rest of us off? Besides, it’s not liberty those creeps stand for. All they represent is intimidation and brute force. The only thing that separates some of them from Timothy McVeigh is enough money to rent a truck.” “Is you saying what I’s think y’r saying, Cope? “If you think I’m saying those hillbillies are terrorists, and that they pose more risk to America than all the Jihadists put together, and that, in fact, they are to America exactly what the Taliban and Al Qaeda are to the Muslim world, and that if any violence happens because these deluded psychos think they can take on law enforcement, Sean Hannity should be charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and tried for aiding and abetting criminal behavior... then. yes. That is precisely what I’m saying.” “Uuuuuh, I meant that part about maybe you wanting me to come back to y’r column.” To be continued. Probably.
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN I have seen the future, and it’s Nevada
It may seem like I’m dissing the future, but I’m not. I like Nevada, mostly. I like its clear skies, its empty towns and its towns in the process of becoming empty. I like its northsouth mountain ranges. I like the alkali ﬂats that separate them by 20 or 50 miles. I like its scrub sagebrush and 1,000-foot dust devils on the horizon. I like staring out the passenger window for ﬁve hours and not seeing another human being. Julie and I are a week on the road—mostly in Nevada, although lately the scenery has gotten greener and more crowded. From the looks of the ocean outside our motel window, we’re in California. Road trips are like that. One day you’re looking through binoculars at ranch houses 20 miles away, wondering if everyone but you has been Raptured, and the next day you’re sitting with hundreds of other tourists in coffee houses in beach towns, looking at local real estate ads and wondering what it would be like to own a bed-and-breakfast. But, in glowing afterimage, Nevada stays with you. A few observations: —Ely, on the east side of the state, is Nevada’s answer to Marsing, if and when the Snake River goes away and Marsing gets more empty storefronts, more worn-out poor people and ﬁve or six run-down casinos. Gambling only looks like Ely’s biggest industry. A big open-pit mine just west of town fuels the town’s economy. The casinos vacuum up a lot of discretionary income, though, and money that would normally go into house repair or a new car gets sucked away. The result is a place where Entropy has hit the jackpot. —Nevada is full of holes. Mining was the reason for the state, and its desert climate doesn’t allow for much revegetation, so you can see the results of digging everywhere. In Nevada, roadside geography looks wild at a distance. Close up, it’s mostly human. —Lots of Nevada’s holes are graves. The cemeteries are a tourist attraction in Eureka, a town on Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America. The Masons have one, the Catholics another, the Protestants, Jews and Chinese still others. Immigrants brought their prejudices with them and kept them alive, even in death. —Lots of women died in childbirth. Lots of children didn’t make their ﬁrst birthdays. Lots of men died in their 30s, far from their birthplaces. Lots of graves are marked with the word, “Unknown.” —Over time, mining towns go from being environmental outrages to tourist attractions. —If you’re still wondering about owning a bed-and-breakfast, the ones for sale on Highway 50 in Nevada are way cheaper than the ones for sale in Mendocino. —While we were in Nevada, a shoe was thrown at Hillary Clinton. She was in Las Vegas, speaking on solid waste management. Rush Limbaugh accused her of staging the incident. Limbaugh was remembering when
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George W. Bush had persuaded a friendly Iraqi to stage an affectionate shoe-throw during Bush’s post-invasion visit to Iraq. —Also while we were in Nevada, rancher Cliven Bundy’s dispute with the Bureau of Land Management turned into an armed standoff involving federal agents and militias from Nevada and surrounding states. The BLM backed down. Bundy claimed a victory for liberty and individual rights, but the militias and Bundy family didn’t look anything like Alan Ladd in Shane. They looked like the Lakota just before Wounded Knee. I spent much of my adolescence reading science ﬁction stories, trying to discern the future—the 1980s and ’90s. But nobody’s discovered a faster-than-light drive. Humans have not walked upon Mars, although not for lack of willing one-way volunteers. Cars can’t ﬂy. Nobody said the future might look like Nevada, except for T.S. Eliot, who said the world would end not with a bang but a whimper. We’re whimpering. Equivalents of the casino industry are moving into our national life. Medical and educational corporations are vacuuming up the savings of the middle class, turning them into debt serfs. Corporations tell employees to apply for food stamps because their employees are poor enough to qualify. Banks skim proﬁts off pension funds. Across the nation, dust accumulates on the For Lease signs in the windows of once-bustling stores. Finance has become an extractive industry. In its wake lie radically altered human landscapes whose remaining attractions are archeological. Toward the end of our time in Nevada, we drove through the dry lakebed of Lake Lahontan. Once it was a giant sea that supported a rich ecology. But 10,000 years ago, Lahontan—along with 30,000 other Nevada lakes—became desert. Now, at the lake’s northern edge, a twomile-long sand dune has become a BLM recreation area. A few hundred motorhomes and trailers sit on the rocky desert ﬂoor behind the pay station. American and Confederate ﬂags ﬂy above pickup beds, and the dune itself is marked by hundreds of small high-velocity dots, which, through binoculars, resolve into dune buggies, ATVs and dirt bikes. Dust and diesel and the snarl of engines thicken the air. The nice BLM lady who ran the ticket booth gave us a one-hour free pass to go in and look around, and we did. It was ﬁve minutes from mild curiosity to full-on weird-out. We turned around and headed for the exit. “You lasted longer than most,” she said. “Who are those people?” I asked. “A new species,” said the BLM lady. “Proof that humans can mate with internal combustion engines and breed true.” “It’s like Mad Max out here,” Julie said. “How’d you end up working here, anyway?” “You go where they tell you,” said the BLM lady. “When I got the job, they told me I’d get to work with wild horses.” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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‘EL ALCALDE SIN CALLES’ ‘Mayor without streets’ likes ACHD’s Boise plan, but not necessarily the ‘pilot’ GEORGE PRENTICE
that on April 23, Franden and Bieter had more Jefferson Street). Replacing the trafﬁc lanes will It happened in July 2010. Boise Mayor Dave in common than not. be one-way bicycle lanes, buffered by a string Bieter was hosting Jaialdi, the massive, allFranden, who recently announced his retire- of white stick barriers, commonly known as things Basque festival that visits the City of ment after being elected to the ACHD board in “candlesticks.” Trees every ﬁve years. Bieter’s special guests 2002, 2006 and 2010, used the rare opportuACHD crews have been burning the midincluded Patxi Lopez, former Socialist Basque night oil this week, installing the candlesticks president, and Lopez’s wife, Begona Gil, herself nity, in the presence of the mayor, to publicly promote the Downtown Boise Implementation and painting new bike lanes onto the pavea councilwoman in Bilbao, Spain. And as Plan, his organization’s blueprint to change ment. Cyclists will be free to begin wheelBieter was explaining how he governed nearly ing their way in and around the downtown all of Boise, yet had little, if any, say over what how people move in and around Bieter’s city. Answering the obligatory question: “Why core on the newly buffered lanes beginning happened from curb to curb on city streets, Gil now?” Franden said simply, “We just had to Thursday, May 1. was stunned. do it because there’s way too much going on “A guy called me up to complain about “El alcalde sin calles!” exclaimed a halfwhat we’re doing to Capitol Boulevard. And amused, half-shocked Gil. “The mayor with no right now,” pointing to a list of high-proﬁle changes to Boise, including Whole Foods, he absolutely raked me over the coals,” said streets!” Franden. “He asked, ’What Bieter smiles when he are you thinking?’ But I told recalls his Basque counterpart’s him that the responses followreaction. But the gap between ing our March open house the city of Boise and the Ada (BW, Citydesk, “Big Turnout, County Highway District, Robust Dialogue,” March 14, literally and politically, hasn’t 2014) were 4-to-1 in favor of always been a joking matthis. Plus, this will be a pilot ter. The mayor feels strongly project. And that caller ended that land use (which the city up telling me that he thought manages) and transportation this was a pretty great idea.” planning (which ACHD manAnd while Bieter said he ages) should be done together. supports much of ACHD’s And when they aren’t, as is the plan—and in particular more case in Boise, Bieter said that designated bike lanes and two“the system often becomes way streets—he’s not a parunworkable.” ticular fan of Main and Idaho But wresting any authority streets and Capitol Boulevard from ACHD, which controls being used for the pilot project. more than 2,100 miles of “I have learned, over time, Ada County roads, won’t be to be careful about pilots,” happening any time soon. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter speaks at the April 23 Idaho Environmental Forum, along said the mayor. In fact, Bieter’s So, considering that ACHD with ACHD President John Franden (seated right). chief of staff, Jade Riley, sent has some bold plans to alter a letter to ACHD reiterating Boise’s streets—some of the the mayor’s concerns, and Boise City Council biggest changes in anyone’s memory—a Trader Joe’s, the Eighth and Main Tower, packed house of city stakeholders was JUMP, the soon-to-begin City Center Plaza and President Maryanne Jordan told ACHD commissioners in person that, while city leaders anxious to witness Bieter and ACHD Coma new multi-modal transit center. supported the overall plan, they were worried mission President John Franden break bread The implementation plan will be fueled by that the pilot project wasn’t long enough and together at an April 23 luncheon, hosted by $8.5 million, including pedestrian and bicycle was being implemented too quickly. improvements to the downtown core, and the the Idaho Environmental Forum. When Boise Weekly asked ACHD Vice conversion of as many as 10 one-way streets IEF emcee and environmental attorney President Mitchell Jaurena about Bieter’s comChris Meyer said he had received a congratula- into two-ways. ments, he said his fellow commissioners took “Honestly, I can’t even remember when tory email from Steve Price, ACHD’s general the mayor’s concerns into consideration but or why we turned some of our streets into counsel, complimenting Meyer for getting had good reason to conduct the pilot in May. one-ways,” said the 66-year-old Franden, a Bieter and an ACHD commissioner to share “Quite simply, we’re under time constraints. Boise native. the same podium. We want to get this done before construction And Boiseans won’t have to wait for some “Great job in getting these men to your work on Capitol gets under way; plus, if the of the promised change to being. event,” wrote Price. “But if this turns into a pilot is successful, we could make it perma“This is going to happen really, really food ﬁght, it will be your fault.” nent along with some of that construction and soon,” said Franden. “We’re talking about a Which prompted Meyer to say that the reduce our costs,” Jaurena told BW. “This is only way he might prevent lunch plates being matter of days.” not being set up to fail, by any means.” As this edition of Boise Weekly was hitting tossed around the room would be to serve As for the pending construction on Capitol newsstands April 30, ACHD was launching a Basque food. Boulevard that Jaurena was referring to, mopilot program—it could last anywhere from “So Mr. Mayor, I hope you detected that torists should take note that Capitol, from the 30 to 60 days—that will reduce one lane of hint of pimento in your chicken today,” said Boise Depot down to the Statehouse, vehicle trafﬁc from Main Street (the far-left Meyer. lane from 16th Street to Broadway Avenue) and will undergo a major repaving this comOver the years, there have been several exchanges of cross words, particularly regarding Idaho Street (the far-right lane from Broadway ing August and September. 8 Additionally, Jaurena said ACHD ACHD impact fees, between Bieter and former Avenue to 16th Street) and on Capitol BouleACHD President Sara Baker. But it turned out vard (the far-right lane from the Boise River to commissioners still had some ﬂexibility BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
Madelynn Taylor, 74, outside the gates of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
IDAHO SAYS NO (PART TWO) The response to Boise Weekly’s repor ting on Madelynn Taylor—and, yes, it was a Boise Weekly repor t; more on that a bit later—has been over whelming. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s response? Not so much. Facing a stiff political challenge from the right wing of his own par ty in the upcoming May 20 GOP primar y, Otter held tight to the Idaho Constitution April 28, when he referred to the state’s blind eye to Taylor’s marriage to Jean Mixner. In the shadow of her spouse’s April 2012 death, Taylor, a 74-year-old Navy veteran, has asked for her ashes, along with her spouse’s, to be interred at the state veterans cemeter y, but has been denied (BW, News, “Malice Toward None, Charity For All,” April 23, 2014). “I’m not going to comment any fur ther,” said Otter, citing the state’s current $1 million legal battle to defend its gay marriage ban. But comments from people who have identiﬁed themselves from all political persuasions have poured in. “I pray change comes before her time ends,” Amber Cady wrote on boiseweekly. com. “This is ludicrous,” wrote veteran Jerr y Branson. “This woman did not, has not, and never lived a lie,” wrote Cr ystal Petruska, another veteran. And that’s an impor tant point. Some bloggers have jumped to the mistaken conclusion that Taylor lived “under the radar” in her years of ser vice in the Navy, when in fact she answered truthfully, under oath, that she was gay, prompting her discharge. It took her 15 years to successfully appeal when the Navy, recognizing its error, fully restored Taylor’s militar y beneﬁts. You may have seen Taylor’s stor y in any one of a number of broadcasts and publications, many of which did not credit BW for the original stor y. True, a number of them picked up a phone and talked to Taylor and each of the other sources from BW’s stor y; but make no mistake, they didn’t do the heavy lifting on this one. Which was a bit stunning, considering how many of the same newsrooms get bent out of shape when their own stories are pilfered without attribution. We’re not saying that anyone cheated here, but they sure looked at our homework. —George Prentice
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BOISE’S NEXT BIG STEPS Boise’s 11 ambitious sustainability proposals GEORGE PRENTICE
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Eleven is a pretty good number—a lucky combination of cards at the blackjack table; Apollo 11 made the ﬁrst moon landing; TV shows Cheers, Frasier and MASH each ran for 11 seasons; Harry Potter made his ﬁrst magical journey to Hogwarts when he was 11 years old; and, according to the Basque, the No. 11 has the double meaning of “inﬁnite.” And now there are 11 proposals—some of them far-reaching—that have recently surfaced at Boise City Hall, pushing the city one step closer toward an era deﬁned by sustainability. Boise Weekly readers are already wellversed in City Hall dialogue on environmental themes; but there are still a good many Boiseans who consider sustainability to be an enigma. Others still don’t even know the meaning of the word. But the 11 new sustainability proposals, many of which had been a tightly kept secret until they were unveiled April 22, promise tangible and authentic change to the city. Yes, there have been several environmental efforts previously launched from City Hall with some amount of success—the Curb-It recycling program, the Boise River Resource Management Plan, Foothills acquisitions and conversion of streetlights to LEDs—but the new list of 11 intends to weave a more, well, sustainable fabric into Boise’s economic viability. Simply put, Boise’s sustainability locomotive may not yet be chugging at full speed, but the train is certainly in the station. “And the process is as important as our destination,” said Sara Arkle, community conservation associate with the Idaho Conservation League. “Looking back, I don’t know if the city would have been able to create a list like this.” Indeed, it was nearly 12 months ago when BW sat down to talk about sustainability with Arkle and Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean (BW, News, “A Sustainable Boise,” May 29, 2013) in the same City Hall room where the “list of 11” was unveiled last week. “And if you remember, during our ﬁrst discussions a year ago, we didn’t just talk about sustainability. We talked about it being central to everything we do as a city—focusing on economic, environmental and community initiatives all together,” McLean told BW. “These pieces that are being proposed are very important, but this is really about integrating these pieces into all of our decision-making, actions and accountability.”
Jade Riley, perhaps the most inﬂuential yet under-the-radar public servant in Boise government, usually wields some amount of leverage at City Hall. But when Riley, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s chief of staff, addressed the City Council, department heads and his boss on April 22, he had their rapt attention. The setting was an afternoon-long strategic planning session during which he reminded the elected ofﬁcials to sharpen their pencils for the city’s exhaustive budget process for Fiscal Year 2015. The budgeting process is particularly sensitive this year, given the city’s need to forge overdue labor agreements with the Boise ﬁre and police departments. “And the budget process will ramp up pretty quickly in May and we should have a detailed budget proposal in June,” said Riley, guiding the mayor and council through a hefty packet of budget proposals—some will make the cut, many others won’t. But that’s when things took a turn: Riley pointed to a 13-page document. At ﬁrst glance, the document looked like boilerplate management-speak, including familiar jargon such as “integrated framework,” “additional resources” and “brand deﬁnition.” But Riley’s audience leaned in as he revealed something new: 11 sustainability initiatives. Some of the proposals, regarding outreach, education or communication with the public, should be no-brainers and require some limited resources. Another proposal would chronicle Boise neighborhoods—beginning with the blocks surrounding Vista Avenue—by mapping never-before-seen indicators (BW, News, “A New Way to Look at Boise,” April 9, 2014). But the real game-changers included: Transportation—including a soon-to-be constructed multi-modal transit center; the already under way downtown circulator analysis; and a just-submitted federal application for a $150,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (or TIGER) grant which, if approved, would help fuel grand plans to improve State Street (BW, News, “SSTTOP Waits for Green Light,” April 13, 2011). Even more transportation surprises are expected on Tuesday, May 6, when ofﬁcials from Valley Regional Transit will stand before the council to propose signiﬁcant change to the region’s public transportation systems. And those changes are expected to be big: costing anywhere from
$150,000 all the way up to $900,000. Energy—the City Council is being asked to consider the creation of a revolving loan program for commercial and residential retroﬁts and alternative energy sources. Another ambitious change would be adoption of new energy code. Food—Boise would identify city-owned parcels of land near the airport and in other areas that could be leased for residential and commercial food production. Additionally, local-sourcing advocates are looking for the city to remove residential food production barriers, such as fence requirements and chicken limits. Reuse/Recycling—Boise would “up its game” on the recycling front by considering the reuse of construction and demolition waste and expand its current commercial and residential recycling programs. “From a new energy program and increased local food production to enhanced recycling and better conservation tracking, these initiatives will add breadth and depth to the city’s already impressive sustainability efforts,” Bieter told BW. “I’m excited.” What remains to be determined, though, is who would be accountable for wrangling all of the different departments and agencies to turn the proposals into reality. Riley said he’s looking to hire a new “strategic initiatives manager” to help manage the sustainability proposals. But other ofﬁcials said they would prefer to shore up the Ofﬁce of the City Council, with hopes of hiring an additional person to assume some of the responsibilities. But Bieter doesn’t want any of the new efforts to be shackled to a new enforcement ofﬁcer: “What I’m most fearful of is that when the police department wasn’t necessarily in control, we needed to create an ombudsman; and if our P-Cards [city-issued purchase cards] needed more oversight, we had to get an auditor. I really don’t want to end up seeing a sustainability ombudsman or some kind of sustainability battalion.” Council members agreed that whoever ends up managing the sustainability efforts is secondary to the primary need to provide uniﬁed and formal oversight. City Council President Maryanne Jordan apologized for the pun, but added, “The only way this effort is going to sustain itself is that it become part of our formal strategic planning from this point, going forward.”
on extending the pilot project. “Right now, it’s scheduled for 7 May. But, by the third week of May, we may decide to extend the pilot through June so that we can get more public comment,” he said. “I think within 30 to 60 days, we can ﬁnd the information we need to see if the pilot is successful.”
But everyone concedes that many people, particularly commuters, struggle with change to transportation systems. “So yes, we need to consider some of that negativity as a factor when we look at this before we give it our most honest evaluation,” said Jaurena. And while Bieter agreed that change is a
hard sell, it’s also generational. “Our new generation is actually spending less money on cars than any other generation,” he said. “But I really don’t think that people in Boise will have to choose between their cars and their bicycles. We’ll have both. And over time, the people will have their way.” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
SHANELLE SCHANZ ‘In the UFO ﬁeld, my grandfather is the godfather’
sighting, there was the Maury Island incident near Seattle [where there were new claims of UFOs in the sky over Puget Sound]. My grandfather was asked to help investigate, but two military ofﬁcials and their documents were lost in one plane crash while my grandfather’s plane was also sabotaged and almost crashed.
Did your grandfather have any interest or knowledge of UFOs before the 1947 incident? But your grandfather’s sighting in June 1947 wasn’t his only incident. Not at all. Honestly, his ﬁrst instinct when He had seven more sightings, but he he spotted the ﬂying objects was that they were didn’t go public with them because he was so some kind of Russian intelligence aircraft. ridiculed after telling people about the ﬁrst sighting. So take us back to what he said about the original sighting. It’s my understanding that your grandfather’s It was a clear day over Mt. Rainer. He was estate included a number of documents. part of a recovery effort of a crashed military There’s the famous Project Blue Book. aircraft. He actually coined the term “ﬂying saucers” because he described them as saucers I have no idea what that is. skipping on water. There were nine of them. There were thousands of reported sightings and the government debunked most of them, So how did all of this become public? but by 1969 there were still 701 unsolved cases. He landed in Pendleton, Ore., and went Project Blue Book details those 701 incidents. straight to the newspaper. Within two days, he innocently became the most famous man in What else do you have? the world. Two weeks later, the Roswell UFO After his sighting, my grandfather received a incident took place [when an unidentiﬁed object letter from Mount Olympus that says… crashed on a ranch near Roswell, N.M.]. How did his life change instantly? There were people who wanted my grandfather to be the leader of a religion. And other people who had the same type of experience ﬂooded him with mail. Soon after his own
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Hold it. Where is this from? Mount Olympus. The Illuminati Society wrote it and it said the world will someday know what’s going on. They said, “We know that the aliens have been here forever.”
What’s the best memory you have of your grandfather? I was 6 years old in 1984. He sat me down and told me four things: He told me to think for myself, not to trust the government and… Sorry, but I don’t remember the other two.
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June 24, 1947, changed everything. Go ahead, type the date into Google and you’ll see more than 29 million results, many of them associated with Kenneth Arnold. Arnold was a top salesman for the Boise-based Great Western Fire Control Supply, an accomplished aviator and an active member in the Idaho Republican Party—he would meet President Dwight Eisenhower and run an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor of Idaho in 1962. But it was what happened in June 1947, while Arnold was assisting in the search for the wreckage of a downed military plane near Mt. Rainier, Wash., that changed everything. Nearly 70 years later, Boise Weekly met Boise native Shanelle Schanz to talk about her grandfather’s legacy—leading him to be known as the “godfather of the modern UFO movement.”
But one more time, where was that postmarked? Mount Olympus. And it was in purple ink. And what is the signiﬁcance of purple ink? It’s an aura, a spiritual color. It’s the color of Jesus. Have you been planning on turning your grandfather’s story into a feature ﬁlm? My mom is working on that. There’s a book that hasn’t been published yet because we’re still working out the copyright issues. At what point did this become your passion? When I was born. But it was probably just a bedtime story when you were a young girl. You’re right. It probably blossomed as I got more involved on Facebook in 2009 and have met some of the children and grandchildren of some of the ﬁrst men and women to report UFO sightings. I have friends all over the world. And I’m presuming that you continue to meet many people who embrace your story. People all over the world know who my grandfather is. In the UFO ﬁeld, my grandfather is the godfather. Was there ever a time in your life when you were reluctant to tell his story? Never. I’ve always been proud of him. Can you appreciate those of us who have to see or touch something to believe it to be true? Well then, you would just have to be abducted.
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Second annual Idaho Gives puts nonprofits, big and small, centerstage May 1 harrison berry
n Moscow, Circles of Caring provides a safe space for sufferers of dementia and chronic illnesses. In Filer, Hardluck Hounds matches rescued pets with forever homes. Nonprofits like these serve Idaho communities from Buhl to Bonners
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Ferry, providing services from outdoor education to emergency shelters. But it costs money. That’s why for Idaho nonprofits, whose workers make up about 10 percent of the state’s labor force, the second annual Idaho Gives might as well be Dec. 25.
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“This is like the Idaho nonprofit Christmas,” said Nora Carpenter, Idaho Nonprofit Center executive director. Idaho Gives is a statewide, 24-hour day of giving that takes place Thursday, May 1. The event runs through a website managed by the Idaho Nonprofit Center, where organizations, divided into Small, Medium and Large categories, gather donor contributions as small as $10 while winning prizes from a pool donated by local individuals and charities. Because the Idaho Gives platform is shared by organizations large and small from every corner of the state, it’s a day when even the smallest, most remote groups can raise money on a level field with the big players. A small-town animal shelter with a shoestring operating budget will rub digital elbows with multimillion-dollar organizations like Boise Philharmonic and Treasure Valley YMCA—all while raising funds and awareness for their causes. The inaugural Idaho Gives, May 2, 2013, saw 6,192 people made 9,415 donations. Total giving reached nearly $580,000. That day, $38,000 had been earmarked for scoreboard and donor appreciation awards to be given as bonuses to high-performing nonprofits over the course of the day, as well as Golden Ticket awards for $1,000 or $500 to be given out at random. This year, $48,000 have been earmarked for awards. When large nonprofits with sophisticated donor outreach promote their participation in Idaho Gives, smaller organizations get access to a massively expanded donor pool for a single day. Each nonprofit gets a profile page on the Idaho Gives website, where nonprofits and donors can see orgaBOI S EW EEKLY.COM
nizations ranked by size and the number of individual donations. “One of the values of organizations participating in Idaho Gives is that the entire state is thinking about nonprofits all at the same time,” Carpenter said. It’s also an impetus for participating nonprofits to refine their messages and reach new volunteers and members of boards of directors. According to Carpenter, Idaho Gives is an opportunity for nonprofits to reach potential donors, but it’s also a platform where they can “tell their story in a clear and compelling way.” McPaws, a McCall animal shelter and thrift store, has taken advantage of that opportunity and reaped rewards. It raised a total of $8,305 during the 2013 Idaho Gives, including a prize for being a top earner after reaching third place in the medium-sized nonprofit category. And though Director Robert Berman said the money helps, it was the exposure that made participating worthwhile. “What I think should be the result is an awareness of who we are, where we are, what we do, how we’re embedded in the community. I view it as more than a dollar exchange,” he said. Berman worked closely with McPaws staff to promote its involvement in Idaho Gives for “many, many, many hours” in 2013, and said the organization is working hard again this year to make the McCall community aware that it’s taking part. Organizations that put time into spreading awareness of
veterans. It’s currently considering expanding its territory into San Diego. Idaho Gives’ contribution to Wyakin Warrior, May said, was exposure. “When more people find out about the program, more people reach out and get involved. That has a direct impact on the number of volunteers,” she said. While Idaho Gives is a chance for nonprofits to strengthen themselves – Nora Carp through infuIdaho Nonp enter, sions of donarofit execu tive d Center tions and greater irecto r. visibility, May said it’s also a chance for their employees and volunteers to stoke their competitive sides. Last year, Wyakin Warrior, Girl Scouts and several other nonprofits set ho Gives, but up a viewing party to earned 52 percent of the money raised during the event. watch the Idaho Gives scoreSome nonprofits were so board at the Grove in downsuccessful in the 2013 Idaho town Boise. This year, they’re Gives that they were able to setting up shop at 10 Barrel leap into higher brackets for brewpub. “It was a great sense of comthe 2014 event. After winning a $3,000 prize for most individual munity. When your nonprofit donations for a small nonprofit would pull ahead, you’d exin 2013, Wyakin Warrior of Boise cited a little bit. You wanted to jumped from the Small Non- win but you didn’t want anyprofit category, with an oper- body else to lose,” she said. ating budget under $100,000, to the Medium Nonprofit category—nonprofits with operating budgets under $500,000. According to Mary May of 5G Enterprises, who directs donor i d a h o g i ve s. ra z o o. c o m and corporate relations for Wyakin Warrior, Idaho Gives was part of a yearlong push to increase donations, bring a new executive to its board of direcig tors and expand the scope of its mission to provide mentorship and business training to Idaho Gives in their communities had a high return on investment, according to a poll of 148 participating organizations: 76 percent of respondents said they spent less than 30 staff hours preparing for Ida-
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Volunteer opportunities abound in the Treasure Valley
onor generosity is part of the lifeblood of any nonprofit. Nonprofits bank on monetary support from individuals and organizations, as well as city/state/federal grants when putting together budgets and planning for the future—one donation can make the difference between celebrating another year or closing the doors for good. Most nonprofits also rely on a type of support that appears less tangible but is no less integral: sweat equity. By doing everything from stuffing envelopes to managing fundraising galas, volunteers are vital to a nonprofit’s survival, and in turn, volunteerism provides a sense of purpose for those giving their time and energy to a cause they believe in. And it’s healthy: Polls from
ada bike count The Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance is getting ready for its bi-annual bicycle and pedestrian data collection, May 6-8. Volunteers needed 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. all three days. Sign up at biketreasurevalley. org/bikecountsignup.
ada county sheriff’s office Ada County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Coordinator Caryl Humphries said when she first took the position in July 2013, the volunteer program had been kind of neglected. “So I went around to each of the departments [in the Sheriff’s Office] and talked with people about how they could use volunteers. I was just amazed at the wide variety of opportunities we have here.” Those opportunities, for which training is provided, include the reestablished Eagle Greenbelt patrol
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a 2013 study by United Health Group, a massive managed health care company, showed people who volunteered were happier, healthier, less stressed, felt they were improving their communities, and experienced an overall sense of enrichment in their lives. Below is a small sampling of local nonprofit organizations who happily welcome volunteers for both one-time events and long-term support. As philosopher Albert Schweitzer said, “Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.”
program, which they hope to have teers must undergo the same rigorup and running by Thursday, May 1; ous screening process as employand upcoming outdoor events like ees, which Humphries said takes Eagle Fun Days, bike rodeos, Na- about two months and includes tional Night Out and a full backothers. g ro u n d Humphries said check, a they also need volunpolygraph teers indoors in comexam and a munications, graphic criminal hisdesign, writing/techtory check. nical writing, vehicle For more maintenance, wareinfo, visit house, armory and adasheriff. even officer training. org/comThey also need volmunityprounteers in the jail to Community Cakes makes happy birthdays. g r a m s / help inmates ready v o l u n to re-enter society, t e e r s . study for GED tests and provide aspx or contact Humphries training in areas like culinary arts directly at 208-577-3749 or or sewing and laundry. The jail can email@example.com. always use medical professional Ada County Sheriff’s Office, volunteers to help out in the health 7200 Barrister Drive, Boise, 208services areas. 577-3000, adasheriff.org. It’s important to note that all volun-
book it forward Book It Forward was started in September 2013 with a goal to get a book in the hands of any child who wants one, including children from low-income families or those with little or no access to books outside of school. Since then, working under Idaho Voices for Children and with The Cabin, the small group of about eight parents that expected to get a few hundred books donated has already distributed thousands. With a sense of awe, BIF co-founder Terry Garabedian said,“It just took off.” Now along with collecting, cleaning and distributing books, BIF is holding reading events like the recent one at Taft Elementary, in which football players from Bishop Kelly read to students. But students aren’t the only recipients of books. BIF collects books for ages preschool to adult and works with programs like Caldwell’s P16, which focuses on education from pre-
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school through college graduation (instead of K-12). Book drop-off bins are located at the Downtown YMCA, the West Valley YMCA and the Lee Pesky Learning Center. Volunteers are needed to help collect, clean, sort and distribute gently used and new books. Visit facebook.com/bookitforwardidaho for more information.
org/how-to-help/volunteers for more information.
fice 444 W. Fort St., Room 143, 208-429-2140.
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Community Cakes works with organizations such as Idaho State Veterans’ Home, The Ronald McDonald House, Life’s Doors Hospice, the Good Samaritan Home, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance and more to get birthday cakes to people who wouldn’t get one without them. Bakers don’t have Boise Bicycle Project welcomes to be skilled professionals to help volunteers interested in working on out—although expert chefs are bicycles for children of low-income welcome, too—and can volunteer families, refugees and members whatever time of the homeworks for them, less population. whether that Volunteer times means baking are Wednesdaysone cake per Fridays 11 a.m.-6 month or two p.m. and Saturper week. days-Sundays Visit com11 a.m.-5 p.m. munitycakes. Visit boisebicycom or facecl e p ro j e c t . o rg book.com/ for more inforpages/Commation. 1027 munity-Cakes BBP: Pedal to the people. Lusk St., 208for informa429-6520. tion and to fill out a volunteer application.
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Through May 10, the TVCA is also looking for volunteers for the 11th annual Boise Bike Week, happening May 11-17. Email lisab@ biketrasurevalley.org or visit biketreasurevalley.org for more information.
boys & girls clubs of ada county Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County needs volunteers to help at its Meridian, Moseley Center and Kuna Summer Program, as well as on its board and at any of its slew of events and community service programs. Visit adaclubs.
disabled american veterans The DAV needs volunteers in every aspect of the services it offers disabled veterans, from work with patients to help with recreational programs to transportation. For example, the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network helps sick and disabled veterans get the medical treatment they need—Idaho’s chapter transports veterans to medical centers in Boise, Salt Lake City, and Spokane, Wash. For more information, visit boise.va.org or contact the VA Regional Of-
The Idaho Humane Society needs an army of long-term and Although it’s not a nonprofit, the short-term volunteers to help with city of Boise is looking for volunteers behind-the-scenes work like creatto conduct a survey of Foothills using content for its website, as well ers Saturday, as boots-on-theMay 17. ground work like The survey organizing funwill be used draising events, to inform the staffing mobile m a n a g eadoption units, ment of open feeding and walkspace in the ing shelter animals, Boise Front fostering animals, Range and making blankets 140 miles of for cats and kittens, trails. Teams of and even collecttwo to three ing newspapers The cutest of causes. volunteers will for lining cages or spend fouraluminum cans hour shifts at various Boise Foothills that the IHS recycles for cash. Even the IHS board of directors is an all- trailheads. Volunteers can request a specifvolunteer board. ic trailhead and organizers will do The minimum age for IHS voluntheir best to accommodate. Sign teers is 12 years old and volunteers up at parks.cityofboise.org/volage 12-16 must train and volunteer unteers or call 208-608-7617. one-on-one with an adult (parent
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or guardian). All volunteers must complete an application and training. Visit idahohumanesociety. com for an application. 4775 W. Dorman St., 208-342-3508.
special olympics idaho Special Olympics Idaho serves more than 27,900 children and adults in Idaho with intellectual disabilities, and it provides year-round sports training and competition. This year, SOI was selected as the nonprofit beneficiary for the Color Me Rad 5K Saturday, May 3, and SOI needs a minimum of 50 volunteers to help out with the race
If you would like your organization’s volunteer opportunities listed on boiseweekly.com, send an email to calendar@ boiseweekly.com.
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8 DAYS OUT WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 Festivals & Events BOISE PARADE OF HOMES— See the latest in home design trends, meet local builders and check out the newest communities in the area. Daily through May 11. For more info, visit buildidaho. com/home_buyer_tools/toolbox/idaho_parade_of_homes. Mondays-Fridays, 5 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. FREE. IDAHO WORLD TRADE DAY—Full-day conference for Idaho companies interested in expanding their international business. Get more info at exportidaho.com. See Picks, Page 20. 7:30 a.m. $100. Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, 208-426-5800, boisestate.edu.
Talks & Lectures INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST AMANDA RIPLEY—Ripley will deliver a lecture titled “The Smartest Kids in the World: Insights from Author Amanda Ripley.” For more info about Ripley, visit amandaripley.com. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu.
Sports & Fitness TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS OPEN ENROLLMENT— Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ﬁnd out how to become a rollergirl. No experience necessary. For women 18 and older. Also needed are volunteers, referees and nonskating ofﬁcials. 6:30 p.m., and Sun., May 4, 9-11 a.m., and Wed., May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
the industry. Ticketed keynote event, “Social in Sochi,” features a panel of 2014 Winter Olympians with Idaho ties discussing the role social media played at the Sochi games. See Picks, Page 20. 4 p.m. FREE. Keynote $10-$30. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, sub. boisestate.edu.
On Stage COMEDIAN DUSTIN DIAMOND—With featured act Gabe Dunn. See Picks, Page 20. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. CONSIDER THE OYSTER—Boise State Theatre Majors Association presents David MacGregor’s new comedy. For mature audiences. 7:30 p.m., Donation, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. SPRING JAZZ BASH—Boise State instrumental jazz ensembles perform. 7:30 p.m. FREE-$5. Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise State campus, Boise, 208426-1609.
Art MODERN ART 2014—More than 80 artists transform the Modern Hotel’s mid-century modern rooms into mini galleries; Linen Building Building events include Boise Bicycle Project Bike Builders Gallery, Reed Clarke art exhibit, DJ showcase with Vinyl Preservation Society and Stardust Lounge, Pie Hole pizza and full bar (I.D. required). 5 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., themodernhotel.com.; The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., thelinenbuilding.com.
Citizen IDAHO GIVES—Idaho Gives will bring nonproﬁts and Idahoans together for a day of online giving and sharing. See Feature on Pages 10-13. Get more info or donate all day at idahogives.razoo.com/ giving_events/id14/home.
Odds & Ends LAW DAY: ASK A LAWYER— Ask-A-Lawyer is organized by the Fourth District Bar in conjunction with Law Day. The public can call in to speak to an attorney about a variety of legal matters. Calls are limited to 15 minutes. The numbers to call are 208-703-7109, 208-703-0868 or 208-703-8613. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE.
FRIDAY MAY 2 Festivals & Events FAMILY PIRATE DANCE PARTY—Sail the Seven Seas at this dance party and silent auction fundraiser with children’s pirate performances and no host bar. Admission includes a pirate’s booty dinner. 6 p.m. $45 adv. family pass, $50 door. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097 or 208-342-9983, basquecenter.com. HOKUM HOEDOWN SQUARE DANCE—Enjoy a modern take on the old-time hootenanny, featuring the infectious swing of the Hokum Hi-Flyers acoustic string band. All ages; full bar (ID required). 7 p.m. $7. The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-385-0111, thelinenbuilding.com.
On Stage ANNUAL BOISE MUSIC WEEK SCHOOL NIGHT CONCERT—
Kids & Teens ANNUAL ROBOTICS MONTH OPEN HOUSE—Students will showcase their projects, visitors will get to build and program robots, and the whole family can witness what’s being developed in the PCS Lab. Open to all ages. 5:30 FREE. PCS Edventures Lab, 345 Bobwhite Court, Ste. 200, Boise, 208-343-3110, edventureslab.com.
EYESPY Real Dialogue from the naked city
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Religious/Spiritual BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION—Celebrate “Wesak,” the Buddha’s birthday, with Boise’s Buddhist community. The event features a brief ceremony and music, chants, food and art. 5 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org.
THURSDAY MAY 1 Festivals & Events COMMCON 2014—Celebrate the communication ﬁeld while exploring
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8 DAYS OUT Featuring musicians from Boise schools, This year’s theme is Music: The Colors of Life. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Taco Bell Arena, 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise, 208-426-1900, tacobellarena.com. COMEDIAN DUSTIN DIAMOND— See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $15. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. CONSIDER THE OYSTER—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Donation. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. DEL PARKINSON PLAYS GERSHWIN—One of Idaho’s most beloved pianists plays works by America’s ﬁnest Broadway and classical composer. Buy advance tickets through Brownpaper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. 7:30 p.m. $8-$16. Eagle United Methodist Church, 651 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-939-0108, eagleumc.com. THE SIDE STREET STRUTTERS FEATURING MELONEY COLLINS—Enjoy a theater experience of timeless melodies that have established themselves as a permanent part of the American cultural landscape. 7:30 p.m. $26. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555, nampaciviccenter.com. MFA READING SERIES: CLARK COOLIDGE AND REBECCA WOLF—Coolidge is an experimental poet and jazz musician, and Wolf founded the literary journal Fence. Visit english.boisestate.
edu/mfa/visiting-writers for more info. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1000.
SATURDAY MAY 3 Festivals & Events “AS-IS” BIKE SALE—BBP will sell “as-is” bikes at the shop on the ﬁrst Saturday of each month. Proceeds from all bike sales beneﬁt BBP kids programs. 11 a.m. FREE admission. Boise Bicycle Project, 1027 Lusk St., Boise, 208-429-6520, boisebicycleproject.org. EIGHTH ANNUAL SALSA IDAHO FESTIVAL—Featuring Montuno Swing Salsa Band, 2014 Grammy winners from San Francisco. For 18 and up; full bar with ID. Beginner lesson at 9 p.m. Show at 10 p.m. Get more info at salsaidaho.com or Salsa Idaho on Facebook. 8 p.m. $20. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com. EXPERIENCE IDAHO EXPO— This event introduces newcomers and native Idahoans to the best products, services and activities that they can experience in their own state. 9 a.m. $3, children 6 and younger FREE. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, expoidaho.com.
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FRASER SPRING RELEASE— Celebrate the addition of the award-wining 2011 Petite Sirah and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon to the Fraser lineup. Featuring special glass pricing, 20 percent case discount and Fraser Wine Basket giveaway. Noon. FREE. Fraser Vineyard, 1004 LaPointe St., Boise, 208-345-9607, fraservineyard.com. GAME ROOM CLOSING NIGHT PARTY—Red Light Variety Show caps off its run of Game Room with an arcade-themed costume dance party featuring DJ Psycache. 11 p.m. $15-$20 for show. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, visualartscollective.com. SPRING PLANT SALE—Buy water-wise and unique plants for your private garden. Visit the website for the Plant Sale Catalog to plan your purchases (and your yard) in advance. Garden members have exclusive entrance 4-8 p.m. Friday evening. 9 a.m. Half off regular garden admission. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
On Stage COMEDIAN DUSTIN DIAMOND— See Thursday. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $15. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. CONSIDER THE OYSTER—See Thursday. 7:30 p.m., Donation. Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3980, theatre. boisestate.edu. FILTHY GORGEOUS REVUE—Get a cocktail in hand, and sit back and enjoy the show with hostess Bridgette Diamond Halston. Proceeds beneﬁt the Breast Cancer Society. 10 p.m. $5. The Drink Waterfront Grill, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208-853-5070, thedrinkboise.com.
Workshops & Classes MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING— Join Amy Nack, art educator, local printmaker and owner of Wingtip Press, for a look at the world of printmaking and the process of trace monotype. Space is limited; call or stop by the library to register. 1 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Literature JUSTIN HOCKING—Author Justin Hocking reads from his memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld. 6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.
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Sports & Fitness YOGA ON THE BLUE—Enjoy a group yoga session on the famous blue turf. Presented by Campus Recreation. 9:30 a.m. FREE-$5. Boise State Bronco Stadium, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4737, boisestate. edu.
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8 DAYS OUT Citizen BENEFIT CONCERT—Featuring Fires in France, A Sea of Glass, and Michael Gray. Proceeds beneﬁt the “I’ll Push You” project, two local men, one in a wheelchair, taking on the 500-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Northern Spain. 8:30 p.m. $10 minimum donation. Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., Boise, 208345-6605. COLOR ME RAD 5K RACE—Participants run around Ada County Fairgrounds to be bombarded with color that tie-dyes their T-shirts. A portion of the registration proceeds goes to Special Olympics Idaho. Get more info or register at colormerad.com and use the promo code: specialRAD. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, expoidaho.com. ST. JUDE DREAM HOME TICKETS ON SALE—Get your ticket for a chance to win a house with an estimated value of $340,000 or another great prize while helping St. Jude save the lives of children. The winner will be drawn on June 22. Reserve tickets at 800-5378939 or dreamhome.org. $100.
Kids & Teens BORN TO SUCCEED FIESTA AND CARNIVAL—Featuring children’s bicycle rafﬂe, multiple silent auction items, face painting, Bounce House, food and carnival games. 11 a.m. FREE. Born to Succeed Early Learning Center, 8211 Ustick Road, Boise, borntosucceedlearningcenter.com. KIDS FUN FEST—Enjoy a full day of entertainment and interactive fun zones for all ages. 9 a.m. $3 adults, FREE kids 6 and younger. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208287-5650, expoidaho.com. NAMPA BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB COMMUNITY DAY—The Boys and Girls Club of Nampa will host it’s annual Free Community Day, featuring a jump castle, pony rides, climbing wall, Dart Zone and more. Get more info at ictickets.com. 10 a.m. FREE. Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, idahocenter.com. NATIONAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Public Library gives away free comics while supplies last, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Teen Titans and SpongeBob. One comic book per person. 10 a.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-3844076; and at noon at Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, 208-570-6900; Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, 208-562-4996; and Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., 208562-4995; boisepubliclibrary.org. OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL—School-age kids get the chance to crank an old-fashioned ice cream maker and taste the results and will leave with recipes to take home. 1 p.m. FREE. Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-562-4996, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Animals & Pets FAMILY FUN PET EXPO—Enjoy a fun-ﬁlled family event featuring pet
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products, pet services, pet contests, traditional family pets, as well as a variety of rare and beautiful animals. See Picks, Page 21. 9 a.m. $3 adults, FREE kids 6 and younger. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, expoidaho.com.
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MONDAY MAY 5 Citizen DINE FOR A CAUSE 2—Enjoy a four-course Mexican-themed dinner and specialty cocktails. A portion of proceeds beneﬁt Life’s Kitchen. Call to RSVP. 4 p.m. The Brickyard, 601 Main St., Boise, 208-2872121, brickyardboise.com.
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ARTISTIC TASTE OF GARDEN CITY—The event showcases local artists, food and beer/wine vendors, musicians Tom Taylor and Steve Eaton, and a community address from Mayor John Evans. Silent auction helps fund the Garden City Library’s “Belles for Books” mobile library bus and 700-plus library programs and events. 2 p.m. $18 adv., $25 door. Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871, riversideboise.com.
CINCO DE MAYO AT FATTY’S— Celebrate with drink specials. 9 p.m. $5. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com.
CUPCAKES FOR CANS—Amaru Confections is celebrating its one-year anniversary at its new location with music, games, candyﬁlled pinata contests for the kids, and delicious mini cupcakes and nonalcoholic beverages. Donate a nonperishable food item at the event, and leave with a coupon for a free cupcake. 10 a.m. FREE. Amaru Confections, 217 S. Roosevelt St., Boise, 208-991-2253, amaruconfections.com. PLUG INTO THE SUN—See Boise’s many electric plug-in vehicles and learn how to charge them with solar panels on your roof. Test drives available. Sponsored by the Idaho Sierra Club and Boise State Sustainability Club. 1 p.m. FREE. Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise.
On Stage BOISE STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA—Featuring the winners of the Concerto-Aria Competition. 7:30 p.m. FREE-$5. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub. boisestate.edu. COMEDIAN DUSTIN DIAMOND— See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
Art ART IN THE BAR 10—Mingle with the best of Boise’s art scene, with more than 50 artists displaying and selling their work. All ages welcome. See Picks, Page 21. 11 a.m. FREE. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, bo. knittingfactory.com.
Literature AMBER DONAHUE: BAD CHOICES BOOK TOUR—Join the author of The White Knuckle Marriage, a blog turned book, in making some bad choices. 3 p.m. FREE. Cinder Winery, 107 E.44th St., Garden City, 208-376-4023, cinderwines. com.
CINCO DE MAYO ON THE LAKE— Enjoy Mariachi music, food and drink specials, and a photo booth. 7 p.m. FREE admission. The Drink Waterfront Grill, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise, 208-853-5070, thedrinkboise.com.
TUESDAY MAY 6 Talks & Lectures THE CONVERSATION PROJECT— Get prepared for the end of life at this series of conversations on three consecutive Tuesdays. Get more info online at theconversationproject.org. 7 p.m. $30. Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St., Boise, 208-3436601, ahavathbethisrael.org. GARTH CLARK: CERAMICS + ART VERSION 14.0—Award-winning historian, writer and critic Garth Clark examines ceramics in the ﬁne arts. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Modern and Contemporary Ceramics: Anita Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection, at the Boise Art Museum. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Hatch Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1677, sub. boisestate.edu.
WEDNESDAY MAY 7 Festivals & Events BOISE POETRY SLAM TEAM FINALS—Featuring the eight top poets from Boise ﬁghting for the four spots on the team for the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux, 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213, facebook.com/thecruxcoffeeshop.
On Stage JACK HALE’S HOT JAZZ CABARET SHOW—Hot jazz, blues and swing of The Jazz Age performed by Jack Hale, Camden Hughes, David Gluck, Bill Liles, Lauren McConnell, plus comedy and MC Leif Skyving. It’s a Roaring ’20s speakeasy experience. 8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344.
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THE ALASKA CENTER—Featuring “Water and Light: Landscapes and Abstracts of the West” by Chi E Shenam, and original Mothers Day cards and pen and ink drawings by Joseph Pacheco. 5 p.m. FREE. 1020 Main St., Boise.
BASQUE MARKET—Stop by for fresh, spring-inspired tapas starting at 4 p.m. and paella served on the patio at 6 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. 4 p.m. FREE. 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.
ART SOURCE GALLERY— “Go Figure” is the theme of E. Rose’s impressionistic, ﬁgurative and plein air works on display in May. Meet the artist. Live music by Johnny Shoes and wine from Indian Creek Winer y. 5 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, artsourcegaller y.com.
BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER—Enjoy free gallery tours for the new exhibit: “An Enduring Culture: The Basques Past & Present,” and guided tours of the Jacobs/Uberuaga house. Local musicians join together for a jam session beginning at 6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208343-2671, basquemuseum.com.
ARTS AND HISTORY SESQUISHOP—”Windows Into Boise.” Get an exclusive look at the work of Idaho architect Arthur Troutner, plus a special “popup” exhibit by BSU Planning Graduates and live music by Lillie Mae Cane. 5 p.m. FREE. Noon. FREE. 1008 Main St., Boise, 208-384-8509.
THE BRICKYARD—Enjoy almondcrusted fresh steelhead with a honey buerre blanc and balsamic
glaze and drinks. 6 p.m. FREE. 601 Main St., Boise, 208-2872121, brickyardboise.com. BRICOLAGE—Featuring local artist Grant Olsen, maker Tara George of lost little things, and mad scientist Michael Yates. 5 p.m. FREE. 418 S. Sixth St., Boise, 345-3718, bricoshoppe. com. DRAGONFLY—All scarves and sarongs are 20 percent off through Saturday, May 3. Free wine tasting. 5 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3389234. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE— Check out Wren Van Bockel’s acrylic on wood paintings. 5 p.m. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, ﬂyingmcoffee. com. FRONT DOOR—Enjoy a Seattle vacation with Georgetown Brew-
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BEN & JERRY’S SCOOP SHOP—Ben and Jerr y’s Scoop Shop. Enjoy $1 scoops in cups or cones all day long. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992, benjerr y.com. BOISE ART GLASS—Still in the process of moving to 1124 W. Front St., Boise Art Glass is currently NOT OPEN for May First Thursday but will be for June. Expected opening: ﬁrst or second week in May. 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-345-1825, boiseartglass.com. CHANDI DESIGN—Celebrate spring with the unveiling of Alex Vega’s latest 3-D back-lit chandelier installation, wine tasting and a special acoustic music set by Bliiss. 5 p.m. FREE. 1110 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-331-8332, chandilighting. com. THE DISTRICT COFFEE HOUSE—Expand your coffee palate and knowledge, as the The District’s connoisseurs explain the different origins and the ﬂavors and aromas that can be squeezed from the bean. Also featuring artist Grace McBride. 8 p.m. FREE. 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-1089, districtcoffeehouse.com. FOOT DYNAMICS—Save an additional 10 percent on Shoe Shed sale room footwear. 5 p.m. FREE. 1021 W. Main St., Boise, 208-386-3338. GALLERY 601—View the collection by photographer Mo Devlin, capturing how ice freezes and light travels through his subjects. 5 p.m. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-336-5899, galler y601.com. MODERN HOTEL AND BAR— Don’t miss Modern Art, the one night a year when the entire hotel is turned over to artists to display their work. Artists use all types of media to transform the rooms, the courtyard, lobby and grounds. 5 p.m. FREE. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel. com. PREFUNK BEER BAR—Block party with neighbors Woodland Empire Ale Craft and live painting by Tony Adamson. 5 p.m. FREE. 1100 Front St., Boise, prefunkbeerbar.com.
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Architecture is in at the Sesqui-Shop for First Thursday. Idaho architect Arthur Troutner’s exhibit “Windows Into Boise” opened at the shop last month, and will run through the end of May, showing off hand-drawn plans, photographs and sculptures. The prominent architect is best known for his design of the Boise Little Theatre, as well as a handful of houses on Warm Springs Avenue, including the Klein House. First Thursday-goers can also explore a “pop-up” exhibit by the Boise State Planning Graduates highlighting three neighborhoods in Boise and providing a window into their past, present and, possibly, the future. Former Boise Weekly staff writer and Boise State grad student Andrew Crisp has worked extensively on the project. “We’re hoping to spark a conversation about neighborhoods,” Crisp said, “what they mean to the city, how they’ve been shaped and how residents perceive their communities.” The presentation includes images, quotes from residents and an interactive map. Lillie Mae Cane will perform live music throughout the evening. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Boise 150 Sesqui-Shop, 1008 Main St., boise150.org/sesqui-shop.
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FIRST THURSDAY/LISTINGS ery three-course pairing with their ﬁnest beers. 6 p.m. $18. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, thefrontdoorboise.com. GUIDO’S—Enjoy Guido’s Original group plan: large one-topping pizza, bottle of select wine, two bottles of beer or four fountain sodas for $20. Dine-in only. 11 a.m. FREE. 235 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-345-9011, guidosdowntown.com. GOLDY’S CORNER—Enjoy a drink and the local handmade jewelry and the unique collection of 10 local artists. 6:30 a.m. FREE. 625 W. Main St., Boise, 208-433-3934, facebook.com/
REEF—Featuring Mexico tasting menu, with Rene’s shrimp and octopus cocktail followed by a fresh fruit and jicama salad and street tacos. Also, art by Reef Chef Jesus Mendivil. Stay for Insert Foot live comedy improv at 9 p.m. 5 p.m. FREE. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9200, reefboise.com.
ATOMIC TREASURES—Celebrate reuse with an eclectic mix of vintage, retro, art and found objects, decorative and unique treasures for home, jewelry, accessories, clothing, books and collectibles. 5 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-0811.
SILLY BIRCH—Enjoy 32 oz. Tub Night, featuring $3 domestics and $5 crafts with 14 handles to choose from, plus $3 select shot specials. 9 p.m. FREE admission. 507 Main St., Boise, 208345-2505.
BODOVINO—Enjoy the grand opening of the Bodovino Patio, with Live 102.7 broadcasting, and art from Studio616/red6red, a group of artists that offer one-of-a-kind art objects. 5 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise,
208-336-VINO (8466), bodovino.com. BOISE ART MUSEUM—Enjoy performances by Classical Revolution: Boise at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in celebration of Idaho Gives. Donation station available all day. From 4-7 p.m., explore techniques used in artist Stacey Steers short ﬁlm Night Hunter and create a hands-on project inspired by the exhibition. 10 a.m. By donation. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY—Learn how to make grafﬁti art on paper.
Stencils, paper and various types of paint and markers will be provided so you can combine images to express yourself. All ages welcome. In the Main Library’s Hayes Auditorium. 6:30 p.m. FREE. 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org. THE COLE MARR GALLERY/COFFEE HOUSE—Ansel Adams student David Marr exhibits B&W images created with an 8x10 ﬁlm camera and printed on silver gelatin materials. Artist will be present and comfort foods will be served. Exhibition will run through May 2014. 6 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. B 100, Boise, 208336-7630, cmphotoworkshops.com. THE FLICKS—Sprout Film Festival, presented by The Arc Idaho, is a collection of short ﬁlms either starring or about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that breaks down stereotypes and promotes a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities. 7 p.m. $8-$10. 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208342-4222, theﬂicksboise.com. FRESH OFF THE HOOK—Enjoy halfoff appetizers. 5 p.m. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0220, freshoffthehookseafood.com. HAIRLINES—Ready for a new hair style for summer? Stop in or call Lui The Hair Wisperer for an appointment. 5 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-383-9009. IDAHO STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM—Celebrate Idaho Archaelogy Month at the “Enjoy the Present-Imagine the Future” exhibits, plus a talk by Richard Holm, “Keeping Watch: Fire Lookouts of Idaho,” at 7 p.m. 5 p.m. FREE. 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-334-2120, history. idaho.gov. LIQUID—Dustin Diamond. Buy one get one free tickets on First Thursdays. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Live music following the show. 7 p.m. $10. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. MACLIFE—Check out the store’s fresh look and feel at Re-Opening Night, to celebrate the completion of remodeling. Featuring clearance item deals and gourmet coffee. 6 p.m. FREE. 421 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208323-6721, maclifeboise.com. MR. PEABODY’S OPTICAL SHOPPE—See all the new eyewear selections and take advantage of a sale on all Eye Shop brand sunglasses, regularly priced at $125 for only $50. 5 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-1390. NFINIT ART GALLERY—Get a head start on Mother’s Day with great gift ideas by Karen Boss (watercolors), Jerry Kencke (photography), and featured artist Debbie Fischer (fused glass). Plus wine tasting and early Cinco de Mayo treats by Uumpa Lumpia. 5 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 131, Boise, 208-371-0586, nﬁnitartgallery.com. QUE PASA—Check out a selection of Mexican artwork, including wall fountains, silver, metal wall art and blown glass. 5 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9018. SOLID—Enjoy live music, art, free appetizers and two-for-one drinks, a $6 happy hour food menu from 4-6 p.m. and 10-midnight, and trivia at 8 p.m. 4 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620, solidboise. com. SWANK BOUTIQUE—Enjoy 20 percent off one regularly priced item of your choice. 5 p.m. FREE. 860 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-331-4126.
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FIRST THURSDAY/LISTINGS Central Downtown AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Featuring semi-annual Old Gringo Boot Show, with sales rep Buz Richmand on hand to help you pick your favorite. Refreshments will be ser ved. 10 a.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872, americanclothinggaller y.com. ANGELL’S RENATO—View the watercolors of featured ar tist Cheri Meyer and enjoy two-forone drinks, as well as half-off bar appetizers. 5 p.m. FREE. 999 W. Main St., Boise, 208342-4900, angellsbarandgrill. com. THE ART OF WARD HOOPER GALLERY—Featuring a new Ar t Nouveau piece of ar t and 15 percent off all other ar t nouveau ar twork. Ward will be there to personalize all of your ar t purchases, plus tasting with Williamson Vineyards. 5 p.m. FREE. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-866-4627, wardhooper. com.
FETTUCCINE FORUM—Women In Wine: Female Entrepreneurs in the Wine Industr y. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-4335676, boise150.org. FINDINGS APPAREL—Don’t miss this mother of all trunk shows, featuring fan favorites Donald Pliner and Fr ye. Snack on color ful macaroons from Janjou Patisserie and sip refreshing beverages while enjoying 10 percent off all shoes. 5 p.m. FREE. 814 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-343-2059, ﬁndingsapparel. com. GROVE FITNESS CLUB AND SPA—Check out the ﬁtness club and
pick up a free seven-day pass. 5 p.m. FREE. 245 S. Capitol Blvd., ﬁfth ﬂoor, Boise, 208-514-4434, groveﬁtness-spa.com. LUX FASHION LOUNGE—Check out the unique selection of new and resale men’s and women’s clothing, jewelr y, hats and purses. Featuring seasonal art and live music. 5 p.m. FREE. 785 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208344-4589. MAI THAI—Enjoy Izakaya (smallplate appetizers) and two-for-one drinks during happy hour, plus the rotating wine-by-the-glass special. 5 p.m. FREE. 750 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-3448424, maithaigroup.com.
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ZENERGY BOISE—Tour the new health club, spa and boutique and receive a complimentar y day pass to use at your leisure. Featuring appetizers, refreshments and spa specials. 5 p.m. FREE. 800 W. Main St., Ste. 210, Boise, 208-789-0477, zenergyboise.com.
CHOCOLAT BAR—What Mom doesn’t love chocolate? Get all of your Mother’s Day shopping done in one place. Edge Brewing Company will pair select beers with chocolates. 5 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-338-7771, thechocolatbar.com.
EVERMORE PRINTS—Check out the inaugural First Thursday Exhibition from the Boise Squared Photography Contest, featuring the 12 winning photographs. 5 p.m. FREE. 780 W. Main St., Boise, 208-991-3837, evermoreprints.com.
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REDISCOVERED BOOKS—Author Ciji Ware will stop by the store to read, sign and talk about her books. Ware is a bestselling author of ﬁction and nonﬁction, an Emmy Awardwinning television producer, journalist and radio host. 6 p.m. FREE. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.
THE STUDIO: AN ELITE SALON AND SPA—Mar y Lantz will show her mixed-media art inspired by nature, the spirit and imagination. Works include weavings, copper, photography and shadows. 5 p.m. FREE. 702 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-577-6252, facebook.com/TheStudioAnEliteSalonAndSpa.
CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE— Celebrate the New Social Hour from 4-6 p.m., offering a menu of delicious small plates and creative cocktails all priced between $5-$7. This menu is exclusive to these hours only. 4 p.m. FREE. 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-383-4300, chandlersboise.com.
COSTA VIDA—Satisfy your hunger for beach-inspired Mexican food. 5 p.m. FREE. 801 W Main St., Boise, 208-429-4109, costavida.net.
MIXED GREENS—Celebrate springtime, wine and art, featuring Heidi Marotz, the artist behind the ever popular Chique Lixo cards, as well as Sawtooth Winer y pouring tastes of their wines. 5 p.m. FREE. 237 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-1605, ilikemixedgreens.com.
TANZANITE SALON AND SPA— Tanzanite has a big announcement to make. Go see what they have in store for you. Giveaways and 10 percent off all retail, including hot tools. 5 p.m. FREE. 220 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-1700.
BARBARA BARBARA AND CO.—Check out the special surprise happening. 6 p.m. FREE. 807 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-342-2002.
CONNECTIONS CREDIT UNION—Take advantage of this free community shredding event to destroy any documents that have your personal information. They’ll crank up the shred truck 6-8 p.m. 5 p.m. FREE. 249 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-5775716.
TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT—Be on hand for the unveiling of the newest downtown wall mural, by Aimee Cartier, Laura Newman and Sarah Rapatz. 5 p.m. FREE. 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 222, Boise, 208-473-7200, tajmahalofboise.com.
ARTISAN OPTICS—Find the style you’ve been searching for at the Anne et Valentin Spring & Summer 2014 Trunk Show. Live music by James Orr. Noon. FREE. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338-0500, ar tisanoptics. com.
CITY PEANUT SHOP—Join City Peanut Shop and Sockeye Brewing for the ofﬁcial release of their latest collaboration. Think Sockeye Powerhouse Por ter on nuts and Dagger Falls IPA on our Hopcorn. 5 p.m. FREE. 803 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208433-3931.
MCU SPORTS—Join members from Boise Aeros and House of Pain for a clinic on First Thursday 6-7 p.m. in May, June and July. Each one will focus on different training tips for a triathlon. 5 p.m. FREE. 822 W. Jefferson St., boise, 208-342-7734, mcusports.com.
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Wine, women and winning.
Moya Shatz Dolsby, the executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission, will spend the evening of First Thursday talking about two subjects she knows well: women and wine. She’ll moderate a discussion about women’s challenges and achievements as entrepreneurs in the Paciﬁc Northwest for this month’s Fettuccine Forum. She has led the Idaho wine industry since 2008, after relocating from Seattle. Joining Dolsby will be Kathryn House, representing House of Wine, a ﬁrm devoted to analytical testing, wine production consulting and education; winemaker Leslie Preston of Coiled Wines; and Angie Shaltry, who established Periple Wines. The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department of Arts and History, and gives the public a chance to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals. Fettuccine or a slice of pizza can be purchased for $3. Doors open at 5 p.m., program begins at 5:30 p.m. FREE. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., 208-433-5676, wine.idaho.gov.
Boise Public Library’s hiatus from First Thursday ended at the beginning of this year, and the library has offered an array of interesting activities since then: from a professional performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to presentations on wineand beer-making. Experimenting in activities for the 21+ crowd was fun, but the library is changing gears and focusing on all ages. This month, Boise Public Library takes some inspiration from Eighth Street’s Freak Alley and is hosting a drop-in program all about grafﬁti art. Stencils, markers and paper will be provided, as well as conversations about the history of wall painting and its prevalence today. “Grafﬁti art started as a subculture, but now it’s displayed in art museums around the world,” said Heidi Lewis of the Boise Public Library. “We want folks to come down and use grafﬁti art on paper to make political and social statements. … We want to give people the tools and the place to express themselves.” Lewis is hoping an artist from Freak Alley will speak at the event, but asks those who attend not to practice their new form of expression on city or private property. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-384-4076, boisepubliclibrary.org.
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THURSDAY MAY 1 this way to your room MODERN ART 2014 Idaho Salesman-in-Chief C.L. “Butch” Otter.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 trademark event IDAHO WORLD TRADE DAY Earth Day’s over, now it’s time for “worth” day. Wednesday, April 30, marks World Trade Day, when it’s all about the money, and anybody who’s anybody involved with international business in Idaho will be there. Hosted at the Boise State University Student Union Building, the full-day conference is a how-to guide for nearly 300 Idaho companies—from mom-and-pops to large corporations—hoping to expand across seas and time zones. This year, expect presentations on the economies of countries like Germany, Australia and South Korea, as well as talks on the importance of intellectual property protection, tips on navigating international sales and how to ﬁnance exports. The day ends with a networking reception, where business owners can meet with those in the know and make connections that could help turn a startup into a multinational conglomerate. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is set to open the event bright and early Wednesday morning. 7:30 a.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1000.
THURSDAY MAY 1 connecting with community COMMCON 2014 At the 2014 CommCon, set for Thursday, May 1, professionals, educators, students and organizations will come together to grow their networks and discover new aspects of the media community in Boise. Put on by
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the Communication Depar tment at Boise State, this event is open to the public. With an expected attendance of more than 400 people and 20 organizations manning booths, there will be plenty of content to consume and people to converse with over media matters and more. This is a great oppor tunity for students and individuals to connect themselves and create ties across educational and professional ﬁelds. Students may even get involved with manning
The original “modern art,” from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, is more than 100 years old, but Boise’s Modern Art event, in which artists transform rooms of the Modern Hotel into impromptu art exhibits, turns 7 this year. While the “modern art” concept might not be new, the ideas and expressions certainly are—and they still reﬂect the movement’s fullon rejection of historical tradition. This year’s Modern Art—slated for First Thursday, May 1—will cater to our need for multiple distractions with thought-provoking installations as well as “Alternative Spaces,” in which visitors can “turn a crank in Grant Olsen’s ‘Inﬁnite Scroll,’” visit the Lucy Project booth for answers to the big questions or “ﬁnd their inner klezmorim” with the Fleet Street Klezmer Band. Across the street, the ﬁfth annual Bike Builder’s Galler y, hosted by Boise Bicycle Project, will be staged on the Linen Building’s sidewalks. According to Linen Building owner David Hale, what started out as a “ﬁxie show” has morphed into a “true bike builders’ event that channels the personality of the owner” into the heart of a customized ride. This year will see between 75 and 100 bikes, including recumbents and three-wheelers. 5 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel, 1314 W. Grove St., themodernhotel. com; Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., thelinenbuilding.com.
their own booth, by submitting a project or paper to be displayed. Gather together your best and most innovative work to share with the community and be discovered for your brilliance. After the convention, attendees are welcome to join in on a keynote event. Several Olympians who competed in the Sochi Winter Games, with ties to Idaho, will be at Boise State to discuss the impact of social media on their professional lives, and especially during their Sochi experience. The event, dubbed #socialinsochi, features Olympians Erik Fisher, Nick Cunningham and Sara Studebaker. 4 p.m. FREE. Student Union Building Simplot Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208- 426-1000, sspa.boisestate.edu.
THURSDAYSUNDAY MAY 1-4 laugh ’til you screech DUSTIN DIAMOND In Februar y, Saved By The Bell star-turned comedian Dustin Diamond was scheduled to hit the stage at Liquid and deliver us into laughter. Unfortunately, a patch of Wisconsin ice on Diamond’s driveway tripped him up and he suffered a broken leg. Not content to ditch Boise, he rescheduled for May and is now making good on his promise. Tickets purchased for the Februar y show will be honored. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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SATURDAY MAY 3 woof, meow, chirp NINTH ANNUAL FAMILY FUN PET EXPO Whether you’re that person with a basement full of snakes, or simply somebody looking to socialize your new pup and make some doggie buddies, the pet expo welcomes all ﬂyers, crawlers and four-legged frolickers to the Family Fun Pet Expo, a two-day event celebrating our loyal (well-behaved) companions. If you don’t have a pet but are in the market for one, the Idaho Humane Society and other local rescue groups will be at the expo to help facilitate on-site adoptions. Even though the event is about pets, it’s not just for them. There will be a petting zoo and a whole slate of food and treat samples, pet fashions, groomers, dog trainers and new products and ser vices for your furr y, feathered or scaly friends. Kids can learn more about the animal kingdom at educational displays or channel their favorite creature with some creative face painting. If you’re an animal lover, you’d have to be barking mad not to check out the Pet Expo; it’s going to be the cat’s pajamas. 9 a.m. $3. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., 208-3234464, idahobusinessleague.com/family-fun-pet-expo.
While some per formers evolve from the stage onto the screen, Diamond’s career went the opposite direction, starring in television before star ting his career in stand-up, along with occasional ﬁlm roles (Tetherball: The Movie, anyone?). Diamond also had stints on Celebrity Fit Club and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling, so if you’re thinking of heckling him, you may want to reconsider. Diamond will per form
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six shows over four days in Boise, so you can see him once (which might be enough) or attend all the shows like a crazed groupie and hope for an autograph on your favorite Saved by the Bell poster, T-shir t or VHS copy of Screeched: Saved by the Smell. Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $15. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-9412459, liquidboise.com.
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Splitting wood is the act of chopping a log into small pieces using the maximum amount of force. Just describing it is satisfying and, although it’s a chore, the thought of spending a bright mountain morning reducing a tree to tinder makes it seem less so. But it is back-breaking, sometimes dangerous work. Using wedge force to split wood is hardly using a hot knife to cut vipukirves.ﬁ/english/ butter, and people suffer acindex.htm cidents all the time from blows deﬂected off a piece of knotty or soggy wood and into, say, a shin or forehead. Ouch. That’s a defect the Vipukirves—Finnish for “leverax”— aims to correct. The ax head of the Vipukirves is curved, and the shifted center of gravity converts kinetic energy into rotational energy, which pushes logs apart like a lever. It’s an ax that tears more than it cleaves, which makes it efﬁcient: No more pulling buried axheads out of half-split logs and no more energy-wasting swings that result in merely breaking off a bit of kindling. The inventor indicates despite being an insatiable log shredder, his Vipukirves is safer than a conventional ax because it converts momentum into rotational energy, making it less likely to bounce off a log. The downside: The Vipukirves is pricy—193.12 Euros or about $270 U.S.—but for the log-splitting enthusiast, you can’t put a price on awesome. —Harrison Berry
ART IN THE BAR 10 Now in its 10th iteration, Ar t in the Bar is a thriving example of how ar t transcends galleries and museums. Resourceful ar tists have moved paintings, sculptures and per formances into storage containers, warehouses, coffeeshops—any place with a wall or a sur face can become a display space. Made of self-proclaimed “galler y rejects,” creating what they describe as “urban and edgy” pieces, or work that is often raw and uncensored, Ar t in the Bar not only shows that ar t can happen anywhere, but the ar t displayed is often experimental or unconventional. Need an antidote for the kind of ar t that triggers a bad case of middle-of-the-road malaise? Hit the bar. Work of more than 50 ar tists will be on display, with several crowd favorites back for a return engagement, including Khara Oxier (oil and acr ylic paintings), Rob Reyff (airbrushed animal skulls/bones) and Kim Vader (robots made out of appliances). Local singer-songwriter Anderson Mitchell will provide a folk/blues backdrop and the bar par t of Ar t in the Bar will happily be open for business. 11 a.m., all ages welcome, FREE. The Knitting Factor y, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-357-1212, bo.knittingfactor y.com.
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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE WEDNESDAY APRIL 30 BRANDON PRITCHETT—8 p.m. FREE. Reef
SHOOK TWINS—With The Ballroom Thieves. 8 p.m. $12 adv., $15 door. Visual Arts Collective THE SINGLES—With a.k.a. Belle, 22 Kings and The High Logic Project. 8 p.m. $5. The Crux
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OPHELIA—8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny SHAKIN NOT STIRRED—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
DEL PARKINSON—7:30 p.m. $8-$16. Eagle United Methodist Church
SUN BLOOD STORIES—With Linear Downfall and Andy Rayborn & the Danger Quotient. 7 p.m. $5. The Crux VOICE OF REASON—With Pause for the Cause. 9:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah’s Eli Young Band
CLUB REV: GREEN LANTERN— 9 p.m. $3-$7. Revolution
INFECTED MUSHROOM, MAY 2, REVOLUTION Israeli. Trance. Band. Words not often strung together, but the most apt description of the striking dyad of Amit Duvdevani and Erez Eisen. As Infected Mushroom, the two producers not only watched the changes in EDM but embraced them before turning them upside down. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Duvdevani and Eisen explain their own musical evolution as they moved from from “psychedelic trance to rock trance before transforming into an electronic rock band.” Like a dance band, Infected Mushroom’s music is rife with the blips, beeps and thumps of EDM (and visuals are ever-present in live shows); like a rock band, the ubiquitous guitar has a leading role; and like a punk band, lyrics and tempos are often punishing. Infected Mushroom’s music is both intoxicating and energizing, and though the phrase “Israeli trance band” might be unfamiliar, just think of the sound as an exotic cocktail of familiar ingredients. —Amy Atkins 8 p.m., $20-$75. Revolution Concert House, 4983 Glenwood St., cttouringid.com.
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Eclectic Approach JAKE SHIMABUKURO—8 p.m. $28 adv., $33 door. Egyptian
FRIDAY MAY 2
ELI YOUNG BAND—8 p.m. $25$50. Knitting Factory
ANDY CORTENS AND CODY RAMEY—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill BFD—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill
LA FIN ABSOLUTE DU MONDE—With Satyr Co. and No Disco. 8 p.m. $5. The Bouquet
OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
JON CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel MATT ANDERSEN—With Dakota Tales and Charlie Sutton. 7 p.m. $10. The Crux
LIQUID LATE NIGHTS—9:30 p.m. Featuring live electronic music and DJs. FREE. Liquid LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC—7:30 p.m. FREE. Edge Brewing Company
JEANNIE MARIE—7 p.m. FREE. Orphan Annie’s
MILLIONAIRES—Eryn Woods, Magic Mic and Dedicated Servers. 7 p.m. $12. Shredder INFECTED MUSHROOM—8 p.m. $20-$75. See Listen Here, this page. Revolution
ECLECTIC APPROACH—10 p.m. $5. Grainey’s FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s GIGGLEBOMB—10 p.m. FREE. Reef JAKE SHIMABUKURO—6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Wood River High School
Bill Coffey BILL COFFEY—8 p.m. $25. See Culture News, Page 24. Boise Contemporary Theater
TITLE WAVE—6 p.m. FREE. Artistblue ALMOST FAMOUS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: KARAOKE— 9 p.m. FREE. Neurolux
THE BLUE RAYZ—7 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
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BERNIE REILLYâ€”9 p.m. FREE. Oâ€™Michaelâ€™s CYMRYâ€”5 p.m. FREE. Artistblue
1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAYâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Liquid GET SET GOâ€”With S.A. Bach. 7 p.m. FREE. The Crux PETER B ALTIM OR E
DAILY GRINDâ€”with Meet Me Halfway, Evergreen Machine, My Young Dreamer and Betty Hates Everything. 7 p.m. $5. Shredder ERIC GRAEâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FIRES IN FRANCEâ€”With A Sea of Glass and Michael Gray. 8:30 p.m. $10. Bouquet
JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATSâ€”10 p.m. FREE. Graineyâ€™s
TUESDAY MAY 6
FREUDIAN SLIPâ€”7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
AUDIO PUSHâ€”With Ylti, Kai Wachi, Uffy Lane Snyder, Surf Jones and Zero Surf Jones. 7:30 p.m., (doors 6:30 p.m., 21 and older FREE before 7:30 p.m.) $15 adv., $20 door, $30 meetand-greet. Powerhouse
HECKTOR PECKTORâ€”7 p.m. FREE. Willi Bâ€™s JOSEPH LEE YOUNGâ€”7:30 p.m. FREE. Artistblue MAY THE MUSIC BE WITH YOUâ€”The Raven and the Writing Desk perform at this fundraiser for Old Boise Music Studios. 4 p.m. $10 suggested donation. The Crux
AUDIO PUSH AFTER PARTYâ€” With Mayor Coalz and Magic Mic. 10 p.m. FREE with Audio Push ticket. The Bouquet GORILLA MUSIC BATTLE OF THE BANDSâ€”4 p.m., $8, Shredder
MONTUNO SWING SALSA BANDâ€”8 p.m. $20. Knitting Factory
BOISE OLD TIME JAMâ€”6:30 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ€™s BOMBS OVER ROMEâ€”With Zadoc and Cowboy Indian. 7 p.m. FREE. The Crux BREAD AND CIRCUSâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye Grill DUSTY 45â€™Sâ€”With Sioux City Kid. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux IDAHO SONGWRITERS CELEBRATION CONCERTâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Village at Meridian
JASON HOMEYâ€”5:30 p.m. FREE. Oâ€™Michaelâ€™s Pub WAYLANDâ€”With Dying Famous, Fires in France, Fort Harrison and Faded Leroy. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $12 door. The Bouquet
WEDNESDAY MAY 7 BLIISS AND MOON HONEYâ€”9 p.m. With Jumping Sharks and Transistor Send. $5. The Crux CARMEL CROCK AND KEN HARRISâ€”6 p.m. FREE. SoďŹ aâ€™s Greek Bistro HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFSâ€”With a.k.a Belle. 7 p.m. $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux JACK HALEâ€™S CABARET SHOWâ€”8 p.m. FREE. Pengillyâ€™s LIQUID LATE NIGHTSâ€”9:30 p.m. Featuring live electronic music and DJs. FREE. Liquid LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSICâ€”7:30 p.m. FREE. Edge Brewing Company PATRICIA FOLKNERâ€”7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel
JIM LEWISâ€”6 p.m. FREE. Luluâ€™s
THE NAUGHTIESâ€”10 p.m. $5. Graineyâ€™s
QUINELL AND TIMOTHY HAYâ€” 7 p.m. By donation. The Crux
ONRY OZBORNEâ€”8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
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HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS, MAY 7, NEUROLUX In 2008, when Boise Weekly spoke to Holly Golightly (her real name), she had just purchased some property down South and would be playing Boise for the ďŹ rst time. A lot can happen in six years and, for a musician, hopefully that includes making music and touringâ€”British-born Golightly has done plenty of both, including a return to Boise and touring behind her brand-spanking-new album, All Her Fault (Transdreamer, March 2014). But itâ€™s also good when some things remain the same: All Her Fault stays true to Golightlyâ€™s blues and rootsy roots; she and Lawyer Dave a.k.a. The Brokeoffs are still in their rural Georgia home, and seeing the two of them perform live is still an absolute treat. â€”Amy Atkins With a.k.a. Belle. 7 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., neurolux.com.
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Wine and beer go great with Coffey.
COFFEY AND BEER Local musician Bill Coffey may have set a record when he held the release party for his 2012 album, Cemetery Skyline Rose, at a sold-out Boise Contemporary Theater. “[BCT] said they had the most beer and wine sales of any event they’ve ever had,” Coffey said, laughing. That might explain why, even though he isn’t releasing a new album, Coffey was asked to return to BCT for another concert. “I told [BCT] I don’t have a new album and they said they didn’t care: ‘Just come do a show,’” Coffey said. So, Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m., that’s what Coffey will do, but this time, he doesn’t have an agenda. “When you do a release party, the expectation is that you come out and do the [album],” Coffey said. This time, it’s a mashup of songs from a long time ago and songs hot off the press.” Joining Coffey are Bernie Reilly (piano, organ, accordion), “Shaky” Dave Manion (guitar), Chris Galli (bass) and Casey Miller (drums, percussion), along with special guests Kent Persons on saxophone, Rob Walker on trumpet and Jerry Cole on trombone. And it wouldn’t be a Bill Coffey concert without his musician pal Thomas Paul: Paul opens the show and will join the band for a few songs. Tickets are $28 (fees included) but if last time is any indication, they won’t last long. Don’t forget to take a few bucks for beer or wine. Coffey wouldn’t mind breaking his record. bctheater.org Speaking of beer, Boise Weekly’s new neighbor and tenant, Bogus Brewing, reached a goal when it announced its IPO—Idaho Public Offering. Owner and chief brewing ofﬁcer Collin Rudeen wanted Bogus Brewing to be more than community-supported, he wanted it to be community-owned, so he offered shares—450,000 total. Each share cost $1 and the minimum investment was $1,000 (or 1,000 shares). All available shares were sold by the April 17 deadline, which raised $450,000. For their investment, owners get a piece of Bogus Brewing, voting rights, dividends (if there are any), tasting nights and an exclusive handmade mug with their name on it kept at the brewery. Rudeen said. “Most people don’t have an extra $30,000 to invest locally … if you have $1,000 to invest, you pretty much have to go to some faceless mutual fund, stock exchange or whatever,” Rudeen said. “With our public offering, people could invest in something local.” Owners would, of course, hope for a ﬁnancial return on their investments, but Rudeen said it “helps that beery beneﬁts come with ownership.” bogusbrewing.com. —Amy Atkins
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Instructor Travis Powell with former rock school vocalist turned DJ Wes Gabriel, age 11, aka DJ Wes Ghost.
BEATS ON THE BRAIN Travis Powell drops knowledge with Boise Beat Academy BEN SCHULTZ really interested in it, but no one had any DJ-promoter Travis Powell taught young access to it or understood how you even do rapper-blogger Andrew Heikkila a lot about that.” hip-hop, but neither of them knew it at the Powell, who performs as DJ Gladwell, time. wants his students to understand not just how “I used to mow lawns in McCall, and to make beats but why. my aunt found this iPod,” Heikkila said. “It “After the kids get really acquainted with was after the snowpack all melted away, and turntable-ism and the physical stuff, I try to there was this iPod [on the ground] while interweave lessons of history and culture,” he she was mowing the lawn. Had all this dope said. “Where this whole thing came from and hip-hop on it.” how it can be a really positive thing and bring The two men connected years later, after people together [and] stuff like that instead of Powell discovered the work that Heikkila just this iced-out counterculture.” was doing on earthlingsentertainment.com, a Over the years, Idaho-based hip-hop has website devoted to covering hip-hop in Idaho. struggled to gain recognition. As an adolesAt a show one night, Heikkila told Powell cent in the early 2000s, Heikkila didn’t have about the iPod, which had introduced him to much to encourage his interest so much new music. in the genre until he found “Wait, where’d you ﬁnd PLAY DATE Powell’s iPod. that?” Powell asked him. “The Eminem Show came “Greystone Apartments,” With DJ Gladwell, Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m. $7 all ages. out [in 2002] and I was like, Heikkila replied. The Crux, 1022 W. Main ‘Wow, this is really awesome. “That very well may have St., Boise, facebook.com/ White people can do this,’” been mine,” Powell said. thecruxcoffeeshop. he said. “And then I got into Lately, Powell has taken middle school and everybody a more deliberate approach was like, ‘Nah, dude; white people can’t do to teaching music. For about a year, he has this.’ So I got into a rock band, actually. I was taught a one-on-one class at Boise Rock in a rock band for a long time, and then I kind School called Boise Beat Academy, showing of slowly slipped back into [hip-hop].” kids how to be a DJ both for hip-hop and Tim Hammes—who performed as TimEDM. Because Powell adjusts the curriculum buk2 in the local group Kamphire Collecto ﬁt a student’s particular interests, topics tive and now raps under the MC name Exit covered in a given class can vary. Examples Prose—also had a hard time acting on his pasinclude turntable scratching, sampling and sion for hip-hop as a teenager in the mid ’90s. creating beats on a music production center “It was weird, because hip-hop was in or MPC. Boise, but it wasn’t everywhere,” he recalled. Powell’s experiences working in the Boise “I didn’t know much about the production School District inspired him to start BBA. and all that stuff, so I would just listen to rap “[Students] would hear I was a DJ sometapes and rap CDs and then I would use their how or they’d see me somewhere with my setup,” he said. “It seemed like everyone was beats and write to those.”
Hammes has seen the hip-hop scene evolve in Boise since those days. He added that Powell “did have a lot to do with … booking a lot of the shows here and networking.” It helped that Powell had built up a long list of contacts from making beats for the group Whiskey Blanket and booking shows in the Boulder, Colo., music scene. He moved back to Boise in 2004 and started promoting locally in 2005, drawing on those contacts to bring The Grouch and Eligh, Opio, Murs and other prominent underground hip-hop acts to town. He also helped organize the Boise Spring HipHop Fest in 2010 and 2011. “No underground rap had ever come to this town [before 2005],” Powell said. “That’s a huge statement, but it was really true. … Just a bad, bad reputation; everyone was skipping on the routing and everything.” While Powell won’t stop promoting hip-hop shows, he said that he may focus more on children’s events and the BBA going forward. He’ll play a DJ set on Saturday, May 10, for a show at The Crux featuring Play Date, the children’s’ music project of Greg Attonito, of veteran punk outﬁt The Bouncing Souls, and Shanti Wintergate. Eventually, he hopes to expand the BBA classes and bring in guests to demonstrate different methods of beat-making. If Powell achieves his goals with BBA, the classes could help ﬁll a need that Tim Hammes sees in both local hip-hop and the music scene as a whole. “[People] give so much credit to other bands that come from out of town that I don’t think they hold themselves high enough,” he said. “I think they need to get more self-esteem themselves and look at themselves as being greater or at least having the potential to be greater.” B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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46/47 imagines a world where Down syndrome is the norm and only those born with 46 chromosomes (people with Down sydrome are born with 47 chromosomes) are the ones stared at or pitied.
GROWING AWARENESS Sprout Film Festival: ‘Touching, inspiring and important’ ASHLEY MILLER festival, takes the stereotype of disability and Nicole Lang says she’s isn’t too picky about what kind of movies she sees, but she deﬁnitely ﬂips it completely, asking viewers to imagine a world where Down syndrome is the norm and has a type. Her favorite ﬁlm is something she only those born with 46 chromosomes (people saw two years ago that you have probably with Down syndrome are born with 47 chronever heard of. mosomes) are the ones stared at or pitied. “It was called Be My Brother,” she told Presented by The Arc since its 2010 Idaho Boise Weekly. “We showed it the ﬁrst or debut, Lang said Sprout is one of the best parts second year of the Sprout Film Festival. And of her job: we’re screening it again this year. It’s really “It is a powerful touching. … It’s inway to showcase the credible.” SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL unique talents and Lang doesn’t proThursday, May 1, 7 p.m., The Flicks, 646 W. abilities of people with gram ﬁlm festivals for Fulton St., 208-342-4288, theﬂicksboise. [disabilities] and it a living, not by a long com. highlights the incredshot. She’s the program Friday, May 2, 7 p.m., The Egyptian Theatre, ible possibilities within director of Boise-based 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454, egyptianthethem and all of us, nonproﬁt The Arc, atre.net. General admission $10; students, really,” she said. which has provided seniors and people with disabilities $8. Lang is a selftherapy, care and Special student screening Thursday, May 1, described “Sprout training for thousands 10 a.m., at The Egyptian Theatre, FREE for all K-12 students. groupie,” attending of individuals with disevery screening of the abilities since 1956. But festival here in Boise for the past few weeks, and a few at The Arc National Convention. much of Lang’s energy has been focused on But she says she’s not constantly comparing the Sprout Film Festival and movies—movies that she said will make just about any audience attendance numbers or stressing about making laugh a little, cry a little and most importantly, sure everything is in perfect order. In addition to the Egyptian Theatre, which see the world differently. will host the Sprout Festival for the ﬁfth Each of the movies screened at the Sprout year on Friday, May 2, the 2014 edition will Festival turn the lens toward someone living include screenings at The Flicks on Thursday, with an intellectual or developmental disMay 1. The change came, according to Lang, ability. For example, this year’s festival-goers “in hopes of drawing a different crowd and will meet Garrett, a mixed-martial arts ﬁghter with Down syndrome, and Joshua, who shares exposing a whole group of people to these ﬁlms.” She added, “Typically people drawn to his daily challenges with Asperger’s—Sprout the festival are people already connected to the ﬁlms examine how being called “different” issues, either through working with someone can impact a person’s heart and soul. The ﬁlm 46/47, one of Nicole’s favorites from this year’s with disabilities or knowing them personally. BOI S EW EEKLY.COM
But with the additional screenings, Sprout is designed to help push The Arc’s core value, that of breaking down barriers.” One of the highlights of The Flicks screenings is Lang’s favorite, Be My Brother, about a man with Down syndrome and the friendships he forges at a bus stop. Particularly exciting is a special screening for Treasure Valley students, on Friday, May 2, at the Egyptian, designed to “facilitate a conversation with young people that raises awareness and sensitivity. We want to assist students in understanding that we are all much more alike than different,” Lang said. In 2013, the family friendly student screening attracted approximately 200 students (admission is free to all K-12 students). Lang said she expected this year’s student attendance to double. The Flicks had originally overbooked traditional movies for the entire month of May, and Lang said she was worried that the theater might not be able to screen some of this year’s offerings. “But Carole [Skinner, owner of The Flicks] paused a moment, and said, ‘For you folks— I’ll deﬁnitely do it.’ Needless to say, we have really enjoyed working with The Flicks.” “They’re touching, inspiring and important,” Lang said of the ﬁlms. “You will often see ﬁlms where a character is a person with a disability, but the character is played by an actor without a disability. Sprout is an excellent avenue to educate the general public that that should no longer be the norm. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, just as anyone else, can be amazing actors and performers of all kinds.”
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VICTORY DIRTWOLF DOUBLE IPA, $2.59$3.19 This ale’s orangetinged straw color is topped by a thick, offwhite head that leaves a lovely lacing. Lemongrass and pine-laced hops dominate the nose along with crushed orange and malt. This beer is a bit reserved when compared to the typical Northwest double IPA, but that restraint is not necessarily a bad thing. You get big, but just lightly bitter hops, bright citrus and smooth malt throughout. This brew is absolutely delicious. VICTORY GOLDEN MONKEY TRIPEL, $2.19-$2.89 A lively stream of tiny bubbles marks this cloudy, straw-colored ale that’s topped by a thick, creamy froth. The nose offers a touch of Belgian funk with clove, coriander, banana and citrus. Earthy malt leads off on the palate, colored by light spice, herb and an array of fruit ﬂavors, including apple, apricot and pear. Orange zest and a hit of hop bitterness come through on the ﬁnish. VICTORY PRIMA PILS, $1.69-$2.19 A lightly hazy, golden pour with a thin-butpersistent egg-white head, this beer’s nose is a mix of fresh grain and smooth hops with a touch of citrus. It’s a beautifully balanced brew, with soft, fruity malt and ﬂoral, resiny hops. It’s a perfect reward for ﬁnally mowing the lawn on a warm spring or summer day. Any other excuse works as well. —David Kirkpatrick
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With the local brew scene heating up, and with all the great beers coming out of the Northwest, it’s easy to lose touch with what’s going on elsewhere. We don’t see many beers from the other side of country, but Downingtown, Pa.-based Victory Brewing Company is a recent arrival. Partners Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski spent time learning their craft in Germany, an inﬂuence that deﬁnitely shows in their beers. These are easy-drinking, well-balanced efforts that offer a nice level of complexity. Here are my three favorites, all in 12-ounce bottles:
SUSHI, SUDS AND SAMPLES Openings, reopenings, closings and plenty of brews news TARA MORGAN After almost 30 years in operation, owners of Orchard Street sushi spot SonoBana (formerly Tsuru) sold the business at 303 N. Orchard St. The restaurant’s new Korean owners, Sukie and Hee Cheong, have given the dated space a modernized makeover— with a new indoor and outdoor paint job, new decor and a new name: Wasabi Japanese Cuisine. “I came from San Diego, so San Diego is too much competition and too expensive and too much in rent money, so I just wanted to go out of the state so I picked Boise,” explained Sukie, who owned another Japanese restaurant in San Diego. “Then I saw on the Internet that they were selling this business.” Wasabi has retained servers and cooks from SonoBana, but Hee is now the sushi chef. The menu has also been slimmed down substantially, with a standard selection of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls, along with teriyaki, yakisoba and udon. In addition, there are a few new Korean specialties on the menu, including bulgogi (tangy marinated beef), Korean-style spicy seafood ramen, and kalbi (Korean barbecue ribs.) For more info on Wasabi, call 208-3238822. And speaking of sushi, there’s some sad news for fresh ﬁsh lovers in Nampa: sustainable sushi hub Simple Sushi shut its doors at 1214 First St. S. in mid-February. The restaurant served Monterey Bay Aquarium “Good Choice” ﬁsh species that had been ﬂown in fresh from Hawaii. According to co-owner Tracy Volpi, the sushi spot closed down after three years so that she could spend more time with her family. “Although we are currently busier than we have ever been, running the restaurant is taking away from my biggest passion on this earth, my family,” Volpi wrote on Facebook. “I have met so many wonderful people and made some lasting friendships that I will cherish. I love what we do at Simple, and maybe we will do it again in the future.” But there’s some good news for craft beer lovers: Pre Funk Beer Bar and growler ﬁll station announced it’s opening a second location in the former Simple Sushi space. “Growth in Nampa has been pretty big the last few years. Looking around at the historic downtown area, especially, things are starting to come back to life and people are
SonoBana’s doors closed after almost 30 years, but new owners have reopened as Wasabi Japanese Cuisine.
looking for a place to hang out in Nampa and that’s what we want to do,” said Ryan Driscoll, part owner of the Nampa Pre Funk. Though the new space will be smaller than the Boise Pre Funk location at 1100 W. Front St.—with its roll-up garage doors and bustling patio—it will still feature 30 taps and a similar laid-back vibe with a concrete bar, exposed brick and old barn wood. “We’re hoping to be open by July 1,” said Driscoll. “We just want to bring the same craft beer message that we’ve done at the Boise location and do that in Nampa. We think people are ready for it up there.” In other Pre Funk news, employee Derek Anderson has signed on to be the head brewer at Meridian’s newest nano-brewery, Haff Brewing. Anderson previously worked as the head brewer at TableRock and as an assistant brewer at The RAM. According to Haff Brewing’s Facebook page, the brewery is in the ﬁnal stages of securing a Meridian location. For more info on Haff Brewing, call 208830-0441. And in other craft booze news, the Garden City Library is hosting the third annual Artistic Taste of Garden City Sunday, May 4, from 2-5 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel at 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. In addition to showcasing artwork from more than 10 local artists, the event will feature live music from Tom Taylor and a community address by Garden City Mayor
John Evans. Craft beer purveyors Crooked Fence Brewing and Payette Brewing Co. will be slinging samples of their brews, while Split Rail Winery, Coiled Wines, Hat Ranch Winery and Telaya Winery will serve up wine samples. Snacks will be provided by City Peanut Shop, Uncle Giuseppe’s, Steph’s Seriously Good Salsa and Homemade by Dorothy. The event costs $18 in advance or $25 at the door, and proceeds beneﬁt the Garden City Library Foundation. “It’s a fun event with breweries and food and wine and music and art, but I do think it’s important that people know it’s for a really good cause and that the Garden City Library is a pretty important part of the community,” explained organizer Tara Hamilton. “It has the highest penetration of residents using the library per capita in the state—about 60 percent of residents.” Hamilton hopes this event will help illuminate the importance of the Garden City Library and showcase the changing face of Garden City. “This is only the third year, but there’s a very strong desire to reshape Garden City’s image and to highlight the fact that there is arts and culture and all of that in Garden City, and there’s a different side to it than just the 10,000-foot view that everyone seems to have,” said Hamilton. For more info on An Artistic Taste of Garden City, visit notaquietlibrary.org/artistictaste. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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BW GRAY MATTERS YOGA FOR HEALTHY AGING Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness presents a free Yoga Lecture “Yoga for Healthy Aging” on Friday, May 9, at the Boise Public Library,12-1. Contact Naomi Jones, 484-0191.
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LEGAL NOTICES BW LEGAL NOTICES IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Joshua Talis Siegel Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1405541 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Joshua Talis Siegel, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been ﬁled in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Talis Joshua Margairaz. The reason for the change in name is to carry on my mothers last name, and have always gone by my middle name Talis. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) May 27, 2014 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date APR 03 2014 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB April 16, 23, 30 & May 7, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CANYON IN RE: Rafael Salinas Legal Name Case No. CV 2014-2316 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE(Adult) A Petition to change the name of Rafael Salinas, now residing in the City of Nampa, State of Idaho, has been ﬁled in the District Court in Canyon County, Idaho. The name will change to Roxie Chula Salinas. The reason for the change in name is: Gender Identity. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 930 o’clock a.m. on (date) May 15, 2014 at the Canyon County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date 3-3-14 CHRIS YAMAMOTO CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: T CRAWFORD DEPUTY CLERK JUDGE JEROLD W LEE PUB April 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014.
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Dear Astrologer: We Aries people have an intense fire burning inside us. It’s an honor and a privilege. We’re lucky to be animated with such a generous share of the big energy that gives life to all of nature. But sometimes the fire gets too wild and strong for us. We can’t manage it. It gets out of our control. That’s how I’m feeling lately. These beloved flames that normally move me and excite me are now the very thing that’s making me crazy. What to do?— Aries.” Dear Aries: Learn from what firefighters do to fight forest fires. They use digging tools to create wide strips of dirt around the fire, removing all the flammable brush and wood debris. When the fire reaches this path, it’s deprived of fuel. Close your eyes and visualize that scene. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” So said Taurus-born Edwin Land, the man who invented the Polaroid camera. I have a feeling these might be useful words for you to live by between your birthday in 2014 and your birthday in 2015. In the coming 12 months, you will have the potential of homing in on a dream that will fuel your passions for years. It may seem nearly impossible, but that’s exactly what will excite you about it so much—and keep you going for as long as it takes to actually accomplish. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I wish there was a way you could play around with construction equipment for a few hours. I’d love it if you could get behind the wheel of a bulldozer and flatten a small hill. It would be good for you to use an excavator to destroy a decrepit old shed or clear some land of stumps and dead trees. Metaphorically speaking, that’s the kind of work you need to do in your inner landscape: move around big, heavy stuff; demolish outworn structures; reshape the real estate to make way for new building projects. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the Transformers movies, Optimus Prime is a giant extraterrestrial warrior robot. His body contains an array of weapons that he uses for righteous causes, like protecting Earth’s creatures. His character is voiced by actor Peter Cullen. Cullen has also worked extensively for another entertainment franchise, Winnie the Pooh. He does the vocals for Eeyore, a gloomy donkey who writes poetry and has a pink ribbon tied in a bow on his tail. Let’s make Cullen your role model for now. I’m hoping this will inspire you to get the Eeyore side of your personality to work together with the Optimus Prime part of you. What’s that you say? You don’t have an Optimus
Prime part of you? Well, that’s what Eeyore might say, but I say different.
the coming weeks, but I think that would lead you astray from living the good life.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do you finally understand that you don’t have to imitate the stress-addled workaholics and self-wounding overachievers in order to be as proficient as they are? Are you coming to see that if you want to fix, heal and change the world around you, you have to fix, heal and change yourself? Is it becoming clear that if you hope to gain more power to shape the institutions you’re part of, you’ve got to strengthen your power over yourself? Are you ready to see that if you’d like to reach the next level of success, you must dissolve some of your fears of success?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Actor Matthew McConaughey prides himself on his willingness to learn from his mistakes and failures. A few years ago he collected and read all the negative reviews that critics had ever written about his work in films. It was “an interesting kind of experiment,” he told Yahoo News. “There was some really good constructive criticism.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, now would be an excellent time for you to try an experiment comparable to McConaughey’s. Be brave!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities,” said Michelangelo. Do you agree? Could you make your life more marvelous by giving up some of your trivial pursuits? Would you become more attractive if you got rid of one of your unimportant desires? Is it possible you’d experience more lyrical grace if you sloughed off your irrelevant worries? I suggest you meditate on questions like these, Virgo. According to my interpretation of the omens, experiencing beauty is not a luxury right now, but rather a necessity. For the sake of your mental, physical and spiritual health, you need to be in its presence as much as possible. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’m pretty sure God wants you to be rich. Or at least richer. And I know for a fact that I want you to be richer. What about you? Do you want to be wealthier? Or at least a bit more flush? Or would you rather dodge the spiritual tests you’d have to face if you became a money magnet? Would you prefer to go about your daily affairs without having to deal with the increased responsibilities and obligations that would come with a bigger income? I suspect you will soon receive fresh evidence about these matters. How you respond will determine whether or not you’ll be able to take advantage of new financial opportunities that are becoming available. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The United States military budget this year is $633 billion. In comparison, the United Nations’ peacekeeping budget is $7.8 billion. So my country will spend 81 times more to wage war than the U.N. will spend to make peace. I would prefer it if the ratio were reversed, but my opinion carries no weight. It’s possible, though, that I might be able to convince you Scorpios, at least in the short run, to place a greater emphasis on cultivating cooperation and harmony than on being swept up in aggression and conflict. You might be tempted to get riled up over and over again in
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Oracle: I might be hallucinating, but recently I swear my pet iguana has been getting turned on whenever I disrobe in front of it. My naked body seems to incite it to strut around and make guttural hissing sounds and basically act like it’s doing a mating dance. Is it me, or is the planets? I think my iguana is a Capricorn like me.—Captivating Capricorn.” Dear Capricorn: Only on rare occasions have I seen you Capricorns exude such high levels of animal magnetism as you are now. Be careful where you point that stuff! I won’t be shocked if a wide variety of creatures finds you extra alluring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Eat like you love yourself,” advises author Tara Stiles. “Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” Those four prescriptions should be top priorities for you, Aquarius. Right now, you can’t afford to treat your beautiful organism with even a hint of carelessness. You need to upgrade the respect, compassion and reverence you give yourself. So please breathe like you love yourself. Sleep and dream like you love yourself. Think like you love yourself. Make love like you love yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If blindfolded, most people can’t tell the difference between Pepsi and Coca-Cola. But I bet you could, at least this week. Odds are good that you will also be adept at distinguishing between genuine promises and fakes ones. And you will always know when people are fooling themselves. No one will be able to trick you into believing in hype, lies or nonsense. Why? Because these days you are unusually perceptive and sensitive and discerning. This might on occasion be a problem, of course, since you won’t be able to enjoy the comfort and consolation that illusions can offer. But mostly it will be an asset, providing you with a huge tactical advantage and lots of good material for jokes.
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