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Accounting for Errors

Legislators are supposed to describe how their bills will affect the bottom line, but too often they skimp on the details


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Banjos in Love

Husband and wife duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn take the stage at the Egyptian


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EDITOR’S NOTE SILLY SEASON With the Iowa Caucus in the bag and Ted Cruz—aka Grandpa Munster—wringing his hands in glee after his victory over Donald Trump, it’s the beginning of the end for this seemingly eternal silly season of presidential politics. The Idaho Republican and Constitutional parties have set their date for a primary presidential election on Tuesday, March 8, while Idaho Democrats will be caucusing Tuesday, March 22. That means if we’re going to receive—or suffer—any candidate visits ahead of the general election in November, it’s likely to happen sometime in the next month or so. Trying to figure which way Idaho will go is less a question of Democrat or Republican, but what brand of “insurgent and antiestablishment” rhetoric will most tickle voters’ fancy. Those words were borrowed from Randy Stapilus, writing for Ridenbaugh Press in July 2015 under the headline “Donald Trump’s Idaho?” In his column, Stapilus dug into history to illustrate Idahoans’ particular style of voting—often skewing toward “candidates who match up with the Idaho self-image.” Among the “insurgent and anti-establishment” exemplars, he noted “challenger[s] to powers that be who are dismissed by them”—including Helen Chenoweth, Sarah Palin (a Sandpoint native) and Ron Paul. As for candidates who fit “the Idaho self-image,” Stapilus named former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush and former Gov. Mitt Romney—the latter whom enjoyed wide support from his fellow Latter-day Saints in the Gem State. According to this week’s Boise Weekly online poll (see Page 30), Bernie Sanders was the favorite by a wide margin with 66.09 percent, followed by Hillary Clinton (15.59 percent) and Trump (6.93 percent). While the sample size only numbered a few hundred respondents, it was surprising to see Trump in the top three. As Stapilus wrote in his conclusion, “Might Idaho be Trump territory? Could be, if The Donald lasts in his campaigning hothouse long enough to get to next year’s Idaho primary.” Say what you will about Trump or his chances, if he visits Boise, it will be a hell of a show. —Zach Hagadone

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FLU SEASON Public health officials say the 2015-2016 flu season is one of the mildest in years, with only one flu-related death reported so far. Last January, there was an average one death per day. More on News/ Citydesk.

LAND GRAB As the armed militia occupation continued at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, a conference on transferring federal land to private interests convened Jan. 30 in Boise. More on News/ Citydesk.

HEALTH BILLS A pair of Medicaid expansion proposals have cropped up in the Idaho Legislature, introduced by Moscow Democratic Sen. Dan Schmidt. Check News/Citydesk for updates as the bills receive hearings.


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OPINION PALIN’S DOWN FOR TRUMP The political marriage made in Hog Heaven BILL COPE “You look perplexipated, Cope.” “Well, Red, yes... I am a tad perplexipated.” “Wazza matter? Ain’t ya’ gettin’ ‘nough fiber in y’r grub?” “I can’t seem to come up with anything original on this Trump/Palin merger. I’ve seen this sort of thing before... now and then something comes along that’s just so crazy-ass surreal that you can’t ignore it, but neither can all the other political writers. It’s like we’re all thinking the same things, and it’s impossible to find a fresh approach to it.” “Is you implistatin’ how Sarah boosterin’ up Trump is crazy syrup?” “Oh no. That makes perfect sense. Loud and cheesy always sticks with loud and cheesy. It’s why Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are on the same network, see? And why it’s so hard to tell one country-western singer from another. And why all the really stupid action movies come out at the same time of year. And why you never see Miley Cyrus or that Kardasian person hanging out with anyone classy. Or... “ “Dang it, Cope! What’s y’r point here!” “Oh, sorry. But see, you take people as loud and mouthy and cheesy and cheap as either Donald Trump or a Sarah Palin individually, they’re naturally going to get attention. They’re like a huge, gross pimple on the end of your nose... just can’t hardly pretend they’re not there. But then, they come together, and it’s like a confluence of two big rivers. Only instead of rivers, it’s mouths. See? Two big, muddy mouths, combining into a roiled-up mess of the lowest, noclass, sleazy, trailer-trash foulness you wouldn’t have thought possible outside of an A&E reality show. And so much concentrated tawdriness puts a huge strain on the levees, you see? The levees, well, they’re what would serve as morality and conscience and honesty to most people. You might call them the ‘Levees of Constraint,’ see? They’re there to keep us from getting swept away in a flood of shabby and noxious behavior. But those same levees are what garish hucksters like Trump and Palin poo-poo as ‘political correctness,’ get it? And... and... “ “You ain’t foolin’ me, Cope. Y’r confabulatin’ up one o’ them megaphors, ain’tcha’? “Ah. Caught me. I am indeed confabulating up a metaphor, and I’m just hoping nobody else comes up with the same thing, like they’ve done with everything else I’ve confabulated up.” “Whatcher mean?” “See, when I heard Palin was endorsing Trump, my first thought was what a backstabbing, shameless weasel she is for supporting the very jerk who had said John McCain’s five years as a POW didn’t qualify him as a hero... that he BOISE WEEKLY.COM

was just another loser for getting caught. This was the man who’d picked Palin for a running mate eight years ago and hasn’t said a negative thing about her since. McCain’s shown nothing but loyalty to the low-rent harpy who, incidentally, many believe caused him to lose the election. But before I could get that into words, Rachel Maddow did half a show on it. Beat me too it by a mile. Said exactly what I was thinking... only Rachel didn’t use the phrase ‘low-rent harpy.’” “Cope, tain’t no surprise t’ nobody you and Rachel Maddow ‘ld be thinkin’ alike.” “Yeah, but there’s a big difference between thinking like Rachael, and copying what she says. But that’s not all. My next idea was how we shouldn’t feel too sorry for McCain for getting dumped on by Palin, because if he hadn’t dumped Palin on America eight years ago, he wouldn’t have opened American politics up the horror that any shrill, know-nothing, tasteless, flouncy, flash-in-the-pan... any opportunistic sack of farts who would say any lie that crossed her, or his, mind in order to appeal to the most thoughtless, hateful, vicious Americans... that anyone like that could be considered presidential material, no matter how stupid, unqualified and inappropriate she, or he, is. So think about it... if it hadn’t been for McCain, there would have been no Palin. And without Palin, there would be no Trump. McCain is just reaping what he sowed. Right?” “Wrong, Cope! You ain’t got no cause t’ call Sarah Palin a ‘sack o’ farts!’ I can see it wit’ Donald. He’s always got that look like whate’er he ate last is givin’ ‘im some trouble. But that’s a low blow t’ give t’ Sarah.” “’Low blow?’ Was that a pun, Red?” “Huh?” “Well, anyway, it doesn’t matter because before I got around to writing that idea down, I found it on the Internet, two weeks before I could have gotten it in today’s paper. Blogger named Chris Weigant wrote the exact same thing I was thinking on Huff Post... only he didn’t use the phrase ‘sack of farts.’” “So’s that means y’r all out o’ ideas on how t’ despitasize Sarah an’ my man Donald?” “Not exactly. I’m working on a scenario about how a love child of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin might turn out.” “Ewwwwwwww!” “Yeah. Pretty ugly picture, huh? I’m thinking of calling it ‘Pregnant Heiress Gets Thrown Out of Wharton for Brawling with Dormitory Neighbors.’” “Nope, Cope. I don’ imagine any’un else is gerna think o’ that ‘un.” “I sure hope not.” BOISEweekly | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | 5



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churches and a grocery store. Most of them said they did not serve people like her. Fleur grew thin and ragged. She often went to the river and cried. She’d stand in the waves when the air was warm, read poems, and speak Latin words to the fish and the trees. In her mind the river spoke back kindly, as no one ever had. “Fleur, there’s a world somewhere where people love you. They’re waiting for you.” So Fleur held on. She went to the library with scarves around her mouth to hide the beard that had begun growing on her face. She could not afford a razor or the hormones she had read could make the thick hair stop growing. Fleur was always careful to find a bathroom made for one. She’d wait to pee for hours if she couldn’t find one. In the library that day, Fleur hadn’t noticed she’d left the door unlocked and a woman bustled in and walked right into Fleur while she was brushing her hair. The woman THE STORY OF FLEUR screamed. Fleur apologized and gave her a A man and woman had a baby they named tiny flower she’d made from dried leaves and boy. The child painted nails and danced like a princess, as only children named girl are supposed pinecones. Management came and the woman’s husband, too. He had a gun and called Fleur to. In school, the child was pushed and torn by little hands that knew boy did not fit as a boy. In a pervert and criminal. He said Fleur was an abomination, a threat to children, and he and the bathroom, boy felt lost and misplaced. another man dragged Fleur to the river and beat “You cannot wear that!” was the battle every morning as everything pink and sweet was traded her with a piece of driftwood. She fell to the sand and waited for the sky to open. She wished her for something the child saw as khaki and gruff. “Fleur is what I want you to call me,” boy said beard was gone or she had a razor to shave with. She wanted to be more herself when she died. one day. This brought the first of many spankHer dress was bloody and the magpies began ings. Fleur grew tall and graceful, towering over to land. They picked up the trains of her skirt and father with his paddle, his belt, with whatever made her walk the curving path to the Broadway would inflict pain without leaving scars. Fleur’s mom prayed to the virgin and to Jesus. Bridge. She sat in the midnight air and cried at the trees. She hid when headlights came, crawlShe lit candles and asked the priest to speak to Fleur. The priest sat Fleur down in the big church ing into the cottonwoods. She grew weaker and weaker until she saw blackness and woke in a in the city and told the story of hell. hospital room. There, when she opened her eyes, After that Fleur’s things were set out on the was Miranda, the girl from calculus. Miranda was sidewalk in the rain. Fleur found a refrigerator older and taller and had shaved Fleur’s broken box and a big black garbage sack. face and given her a pink hospital gown. The At school they called Fleur gay, but Fleur loved the girls. She made pencil drawings and oil band on Fleur’s wrist said Ms. Fleur Hernandez. Through her swollen eyes she could make out a paintings of Miranda from calculus. Her formusmile and felt Miranda’s soft fingers on her arm. las spelled out Miranda’s name. “It’ll be OK,” Miranda whispered. “It’ll be OK.” “I’m not a lesbian” Miranda said flatly. But Fleur thought of her mother somewhere and seeing the water well up in Fleur’s eyes, she saw her father’s angry face. She closed her eyes, smiled. “Sorry. I just don’t date girls.” listening to Miranda’s voice and the stories that Fleur did not graduate with the other children. For nine years Fleur had failed P.E. because began to flow out of her own mouth. Miranda listened and laughed. Fleur lay on the clean sheets it was impossible for Fleur to undress in a boys’ locker room. The girls invited Fleur to dress with in the heat of the room and felt the light of huthem but the teachers found out and Fleur had to manity switch on. She felt whole and real as she go to the office where a police officer asked ques- never had. She saw herself reflected in the eyes of another and the outside of her softened and tions and a group of parents gathered yelling. Fleur slept in her refrigerator box and went to loosened like a skin stretching, finally beginning restaurants and shops, to the Salvation Army, the to fit the delicate soul inside. Babies are born dependent and pink, fragile and hungry. We give them names, assign them genders. We whisper to them of their futures, we as parents, uncles, aunts, siblings and teachers. The babies with dangly parts we dress in blue and tell to be tough, strong and make money because they’ll need to support a family. The ones born without dangly parts we dress in pink and tell to be delicate and kind, nurturing and pretty because they’ll need a man to support them. I’m going to tell you the story of too many girls and boys, hundreds of those who live in the city and towns around you; ordinary people trying to live, work and contribute to the churches they go to, the families they come from and the communities where they live. This could be the story of your son or daughter. It’s a true story in that I know people who have lived all the parts.



Statehouse leaders eye new rules to account for actual costs of legislation HARRISON BERRY


bill would actually culminate in a $50 million loss in general fund revenue. The bill cleared the House, but was bounced back to committee by Senate Republican leadership. Necochea said fiscal notes with more thorough information, including projections, analysis and summaries, would give lawmakers the tools they’ need to make measured decisions, but that information isn’t included. “You rarely see two years of impact on a fiscal note. They’re leaving information on the table,” she said.

cut, have robust services available to legislators to help them plan for budgeting well into the future. Idaho isn’t alone in the need to address challenges stemming from fiscal notes. Connecticut, the highest-scoring state in the report, requires bills and budgeting that increase spending to be audited by a nonpartisan agency, and multi-year budget projections of any piece of legislation that could affect governmental units or agencies extending at least five years into the future. Lewiston Democratic Rep. Dan Rudolph has expressed concern about the role and scrutiny of fiscal notes in the legislative process. He said he’d like to see stronger tools or more staff available to legislators to help build more complete fiscal notes. From his point of view, Joint Rule 18 provides few guidelines for what constitutes a complete or thorough financial accounting. “Yes, Idaho law requires a fiscal note, but there’s no requirement of accuracy. There isn’t any vehicle to provide that accurate estimate,” he said. “We don’t have resources worth a darn in determining the fiscal impact. It’s our responsibility.” Davis wouldn’t say exactly what changes leadership could make to Joint Rule 18 during the current session, but he did say possible changes tend toward encouraging legislators to debate the sufficiency of fiscal notes in committee before they reach the House or Senate floor. That could include giving committee chairs more headroom to ask for analysis of legislation, or empowering individual lawmakers to ask their chairs to form small committees for conducting fiscal analyses. Encouraging legislators to debate fiscal impact statements before their full chambers would set a bad precedent, Davis said, since that would imply lawmakers would vote on statements of purpose. “So now we’re voting on them? I think that’s the wrong precedent to set because then you’re saying this advertising that’s in the statement of purpose [is legislative intent], and I don’t think that’s a good policy for the state to have,” he said. For Necochea, however, the risk of a bill clearing the Legislature without responsible fiscal vetting is immanent. “I don’t think it’s rampant, but there’s always that potential, and until we have transparent budgeting practices we’re at risk for passing a bill that costs more than we think it does,” Necochea said. ADAM RO SEN LUND

According to Joint Rule 18, every bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature must have an attached statement of purpose and a fiscal note. The former is an invitation for lawmakers to vote in favor of the bill, while the latter provides a forecast of how the bill could affect the state’s bottom line—if at all. At least, that’s how they’re supposed to work. All too often, said Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis (R-Idaho Falls), the financial consequences of legislation go unexamined until taxpayers are left with the tab. “I want fiscal notes to be as accurate as they can possibly be,” he said. “My experiences with most legislators is they really are trying to give me a good fiscal note. They’re trying to give me a number, but they do have to rely on input from others.” Joint Rule 18 was most recently modified in 2013, when lawmakers added language saying the statement of purpose isn’t part of a bill’s text, and fiscal notes only apply to unamended bills. Now, Davis and other legislative leaders are looking into ways of encouraging their colleagues to give greater scrutiny to how bills affect state and local coffers—and they can expect change to come sooner rather than later. “I have a possible re-write right here,” Davis said. According to Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy Director Lauren Necochea, the problem with fiscal notes boils down to a nickel-and-dime effect, with counties, cities, agencies and taxpayers paying the costs of bills that went under-examined during the legislative process. “It adds up. A million here and a million there, and suddenly you’re talking about real money. People sitting around the kitchen table are impacted by state budget decisions,” she said. “We pass a lot of bills every year, but if they’re costing money we’re not acknowledging, it can add up.” Necochea cited HB 311, an elaborate proposal by Star Republican Rep. Mike Moyle late in the 2015 legislative session, which would have increased fuel taxes by 7 cents, removed a sales tax on groceries and repealed the food tax credit. Moyle told fellow lawmakers it would be a tax increase in fiscal year 2016, then turn into a net tax decrease in FY 2017. The Center for Fiscal Policy challenged Moyle’s fiscal note, saying passing the

A recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ranked the Gem State 33rd in the nation for the tools it makes available to legislators to score bills for fiscal accuracy. It gave Idaho poor marks for failing to use detailed, multi-year forecasts of revenue and spending in compiling fiscal notes and finding independent consensus on revenue forecasts. States that performed well in the report, like Washington, Maryland, Tennessee and Connecti-

Payday loans have been called a “debt trap.”

FEWER PAYDAY LENDERS IN IDAHO Two years ago, the Pew Charitable Trusts issued a study revealing Idaho had the highest payday loan interest rates in the nation, with Gem State lenders charging as much as 582 percent annual interest. The Idaho Community Action Network has repeatedly tagged payday lending as “a vicious cycle.” Even Idaho Department of Insurance Director Gavin Gee, whose agency licenses, examines and regulates the lenders, dubbed extended payment plans through payday loans a “debt trap.” On Feb. 2, Gee announced stricter oversight has triggered a 34 percent decline in licensed payday lenders in Idaho, from 223 at the end of 2014 to 147 at the end of 2015. In particular, Gee pointed to “increased scrutiny” from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2011. The CFPB is currently mulling new federal regulations that would require “more robust underwriting practices,” limiting short-term loans to 45 days and the establishment of a 60-day “cooling off period after a borrower has taken out three such loans in a row.” Meanwhile, ICAN leaders say those new rules can’t come soon enough. “Every day the CFPB delays, more financial damage is done to American families,” ICAN board member Miranda Davis said at a rally in Boise late last month. “I work hard as a single mom and the last thing I needed when I borrowed money was to get trapped in a cycle of debt that was nearly impossible to get out of. My wages were garnished and it hurt my family more than if I had just let my power be shut off.” ICAN officials said their research indicates each day CFPB delays in enactment of the proposed rules, U.S. families lose another $23.9 million, totaling more than $8.7 billion annually. The proposed rules were unveiled in March 2015 and, while CFPB officials have indicated they want the restrictions to go into effect sooner than later, no timetable has been put forward. —George Prentice BOISEweekly | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | 7







The city’s fleet has experienced an increase in “unforeseen vehicle collision incidents.”

REPAIR COSTS FOR CITY’S VEHICLE FLEET JUMP 80 PERCENT The city of Boise in 2015 was proud to boast that its Fleet Services—consisting of approximately 1,200 vehicles for public safety, maintenance and administration—had been singled out as the No. 1 fleet in the nation among leading government vehicle fleets. City Clerk Craig Croner flew to Denver to pick up the award at the June 2015 Government Fleet Expo and Conference. According to expo judges, Boise Fleet Services topped similar departments in thousands of other cities by “staying efficient and competitive, overcoming challenges, and having a vision and direction for the fleet.” Boise Fleet Services’ latest challenge isn’t getting as much media coverage. In the past three months, Croner has had to turn to the City Council for two separate cash increases to fund repairs stemming from a growing number of crashes involving city vehicles. Since November 2015, the council has been asked to approve a whopping 80 percent increase to pay for bodywork and painting of city vehicles. Nobody is saying who’s responsible for the wrecks, but an internal memo to the council from city of Boise Purchasing Manager Colin Millar stated there have been “unforeseen vehicle collision incidents.” In 2014, Boise awarded an annual $100,000 contract to Harold’s Auto Body to handle repairs and painting for the city’s fleet. The contract came with four annual renewals and the city renewed the deal in February 2015. But in November 2015, Croner and Millar were surprised to see a 65 percent increase in repair and painting costs. That’s when Millar first went before the council to ask for a $65,000 change order to the contract. Millar said the city had used independent claims administrator Idaho Intermountain Claims to calculate repair estimates before turning to Harold’s to start fixing the vehicles. Three months later, on Feb. 2, Millar returned to the council, saying the $65,000 increase he asked for in November wasn’t enough—to the tune of $15,000 more per year. “The average has increased, requiring the need to do a second change order to the contract,” Millar said. “Change order two … will increase the contract to $180,000, which represents an overall increase of 80 percent.” —George Prentice 8 | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | BOISEweekly

Learning Lab has little time for debate, it’s too busy meeting the challenge GEORGE PRENTICE The Super Bowl has nothing on the political footballs kicked around at the Idaho Statehouse—not least of which are funding public education and refugees resettlement in Idaho. The educators at Garden City-based nonprofit Learning Lab have neither the time nor inclination to engage in those debates. No. 1: Learning Lab doesn’t ask the Legislature for government funding, in spite of the fact it helps hundreds of people earn high-school diplomas and prepares scores of children for kindergarten each year. No. 2: The educators at Learning Lab know about the plight of refugees, something they say more lawmakers ought to understand. “The current anti-refugee politics are a lot of noise and a lot of fearmongering. I don’t understand it,” said Learning Lab Executive Director Ann Heilman. “I don’t think the people against the welcoming of refugees understand the suffering that refugees have gone through. The stories I’ve heard over the years… I could just cry right now. What would you think if someone told you what it was like to hide in a tree as they watched their father being killed? Or a mother saying, ‘Run, don’t turn back’?” Once upon a time, Heilman worked in the heart of Idaho government, serving as state human resources director from 1999 through 2006 for then-Gov. Dirk Kempthorne. When Kempthorne was appointed U.S. Interior secretary, incoming Gov. Jim Risch brought in many of his own picks for top state offices. “Some of us were, let’s say, truthsayers, who said, ‘The emperor has no clothes.’ Well, we were summarily dismissed,” Heilman said. “Honestly, at the time I wasn’t aware of the Learning Lab.” While Heilman was considering her next professional challenge, the Learning Lab was thriving but poised to make its own change. In 1990, the Junior League of Boise launched a program, then known as “Literacy Lab,” to assist adults who struggle with reading. Within a year, they began offering classes at the Boise Public Library. Two years later, the organization became an independent nonprofit and the Learning Lab was born. Shortly thereafter, the Lab’s founding director, Gemma VanHole, decided to extend the reach of the organization by forging a family-based literacy program, offering preschool education for infants

Martha Strong (seated) has been teaching with the Learning Lab since its inception. She is joined by students (left to right) Luqman from Iraq, Victoria from Russia and Alfonso from Costa Rica.

and toddlers while parents took their own classes nearby. By 2006, Garden City stepped forward to offer the Learning Lab a new home, leasing littleused land for $1 a year for the next 50 years. “By 2006, Gemma got the building built and furnished and said, ‘OK, it’s time for somebody else.’ Coincidentally, it was the same time I was looking for my next opportunity,” said Heilman. “When I came in, the board of directors said, ‘Don’t mess it up.’ Honestly, I felt as if I had fallen into a bucket of cream.” That’s more like whipped cream today, considering the Learning Lab expanded further by offering classes at the Hillcrest branch library. Between the Lab’s headquarters on E. 36th St., the main branch of the Boise Library and the Hillcrest branch, literacy classes are now offered morning, afternoon and night, Monday through Thursday. During the 2014-2015 school year, 253 adults— many of them learning the English language or preparing for a GED certification—and 79 children were in Learning Lab classrooms. None of that comes cheap. Although the average cost of a class is $300, nearly all the adults are usually on the bottommost rung of the economy and can’t afford it. As a result, approximately 98 percent of students attend classes through scholarships funded by donors. Individual donors provide 34 percent of Learning Lab’s income, in addition to significant in-kind donations of the Garden City land lease and the thousands of hours donated by the Lab’s 157 volunteer educators. “If they didn’t exist, we’d probably have to pay somewhere close to $200,000 for those services each year,” said Heilman. “They’re amazing. We have tutors who have been with us for 20 or more years.”

One of those Learning Lab veterans is Martha Strong, who began as a volunteer in the 1990s. On a recent afternoon visit to the Lab, Strong sat at her desk, proudly pointing to a number of her students: one was in the earliest stages of learning English, another was preparing for a science GED exam, another was learning algebra and still another was reading social studies. Each of the students proudly called Idaho their new home but their origins had turned the classroom into a mini-melting pot. Students from 35 countries took Learning Lab classes during the past school year, with the number of students from Iraq, Somalia and Sudan doubling in the past 12 months. Most recently, the Learning Lab assisted refugees or immigrants from Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq and Mexico become U.S. citizens. “It’s a pretty amazing story but a good many people don’t know about Learning Lab,” said Heilman. “As a matter of fact, the folks at Drake Cooper did some analysis for us a while back and said, ‘Your Lunch for Literacy event has better recognition than you do.’” That’s not such a bad thing. Now in its 23rd year, Lunch for Literacy—this year slated for Friday, Feb. 5—has become a highlight of Boise’s social calendar. The luncheon at the Boise Centre will feature New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson, but attendees agree the highlight is always when a Learning Lab student shares his or her personal story. “Because that’s what it’s really about,” said Heilman. “It’s about telling a story about education and acceptance and the story of America. After all, we’re all children of immigrants. Why can’t we all be on equal footing?” BOISE WEEKLY.COM

FIRST THURSDAY central downtown AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY—Stop by thethird annual Before and Again Trunk Show, pick out your favorite pattern, choose the style you like and your personal design will be delivered. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 100 N. Eighth St., Ste. 121A, Boise, 208-433-0872, ANGELL’S BAR AND GRILL RENATO—Enjoy FREE appetizers as Angell’s introduces new FREE appetizers in their bar and lounge. Plus live music with Wilson Roberts and Idaho Spirits tastings. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 999 W. Main St., Boise, 208342-4900, ART OF WARD HOOPER GALLERY AND VINTAGE SWANK— Check out the local art and fantastic vintage finds from all over Idaho. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 745 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-866-4627, ARTISAN OPTICS—Shop the entire Face a Face eyewear collection, including the new 2016 spring releases. Plus live music by A Tasty Jamm 5:30-8 p.m. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 190 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3380500,

percent off all bottles of wine until they’re gone. Kids under 12 eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal. FREE. 800 W. Main, Ste. 230, Boise, 208-287-4757, THE FRONT DOOR—Help welcome Postmodern Brewers to the Front Door. They’ll have beer specials and a special dinner. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-2879201, JAMBA JUICE—Enjoy FREE samples of premium freshly squeezed juices, including all natural fresh produce, all day long. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. 132 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-658-1765, LEAF TEAHOUSE—Stop in for a taste of Leaf’s Sweetheart Blend tea, and get 15 percent off all bulk tea purchases after 5 p.m. Plus new gallery show by local artist/ photographer Rachel Loomis. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 212 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-336-5323,

LUX FASHION LOUNGE—If you’re in the market for new and resale men’s and women’s clothing for a fraction of retail price, then LUX is the boutique for you. Plus different local art in store each month. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 817 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-4589. MARLA JUNE’S CLOTHING CO.—Enjoy sweets from Paradise Cupcakes while you get the personal shopping experience you deserve. You’ll enjoy 15 percent off all regularly priced items. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-333-9561, MIXED GREENS MODERN GIFTS—Help Mixed Greens celebrate their third anniversary. Barbarian Brewing will be on hand with handcrafted ales inspired by old world traditions. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 237 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-3441605, THE MODE LOUNGE—Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Chelsea Hopla


BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE—Art of the Worm: Get to know the underground worms that Bittercreek Alehouse employs in their quest to eliminate organic waste. Tours run from 6-8:30 p.m. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 246 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-4296340, CHANDLERS STEAKHOUSE—Enjoy some special new bites at Chandlers New Social Hour from 4-6 p.m., featuring a menu of delicious small plates and creative cocktails, all priced between $5-$7. 4 p.m. FREE. 981 W. Grove St., Boise, 208383-4300, THE CHOCOLAT BAR—The Chocolat Bar is your go-to place for all of your Valentine gifts, and First Thursday is the night to get them. Sawtooth Winery will be pairing select wines with chocolates. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-338-7771, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM—Take advantage of specials on products as well as audio/visual presentations on spiritual healing based on the Bible. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 222 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-3445301, CITY PEANUT SHOP—Join City Peanut and Highlands Hollow for beer and nut pairings, introducing a new sweet and savory bar mix. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 803 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-433-3931. COSTA VIDA—The coast is calling at Costa Vida downtown. Surf in for the best beach-inspired fresh Mexican food now available downtown, on the Grove. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 801 W. Main St., Boise, 208-429-4109, FLATBREAD NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA—Enjoy happy hour 4-6 p.m. with 50 percent off all cocktails, beer and wine. After 5 p.m., get 20


Fashion forward.

BOHEMIAN FASHION FUSE For years, Eyes of the World Imports owner Michelle V.Busch has wanted to put on a fashion show in her store at 1576 W. Grove St. Now more than ever, she said her shop is carrying “some of the best and most beautiful clothing we’ve had.” On this First Thursday, Feb. 9, V.Busch’s vision will become a reality. From 6-8 p.m. in the Eyes of the World yoga room, five models will show off dozens of outfits, jewelry and accessories from Nepal, Thailand, China, India and Bali. “This way, our customers can see a lot of our merchandise that’s usually hidden on our racks,” V.Busch said. There is only enough space for 60 people in the fashion show and tickets are $10 but in exchange, patrons get a $10 voucher toward a purchase at Eyes of the World. A portion of that night’s sales will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Tickets can be bought between now and the show at Eyes of the World. The event will also include wine and hors d’oeuvres. “I feel like we can finally make it happen,” V.Busch said. BOISEweekly | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | 9

FIRST THURSDAY installs Lovebirds, a series of illustrations showcasing a more grim side of relationships. Plus a FREE taste of The Mode’s Valentine’s cocktails. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 800 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-342-6633, OLIVIN OLIVE OIL AND VINEGAR TAPROOM—Williamson Orchard and Winery will be on hand for tastings and purchases, with 10 percent off on purchases $30 and up. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 218 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-344-0306, REDISCOVERED BOOKS—Join Boise Weekly and Rediscovered Books for the

14th annual Fiction 101 Reading at 7 p.m. Wine and tapas will be provided by the Basque Market. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON—Join Saint Lawrence Gridiron and Split Rail winery for special wine flights and pairings. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 705 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-433-5598, SCOTTRADE SECURITIES—Drop by and say hello to the Scottrade team and the newest team member from Salt Lake City. They’ll have some goodies to share.

5-9 p.m. FREE. 176 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-433-9333, SNAKE RIVER TEA CO.—Join Snake River Tea for BOGO 12 oz. tea drinks and 30 percent off all loose leaf tea purchases. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 801 W. Main St., Ste. 103, Boise, 208-841-9746, SUPERB SUSHI—Sample some awesome wines and also the in-house Smoked Salmon samples. Unlimited dollar Nigiri with the purchase of any sushi roll all night long. 6-8 p.m. FREE. 208 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-0123,

TRACY RUSSELL AND ROSSI—Join the PR and marketing firm located in the Hoff building to view some graffiti art by Mawk One and taste some wine. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 802 W Bannock St., Boise. WEAR BOISE—County Line Brewing will be pouring their delicious beer and all Wear Boise merchandise will be 15 percent off. 4:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. 828 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-680-6017,

east side THE AMSTERDAM LOUNGE—Visit the comfy Amsterdam Lounge surrounded by local artistry and live music by Jake Ineck. Indulge in a delicious wine tasting or a satiating coffee cocktail. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 609 W. Main St., Boise, 208-283-8048, facebook. com/amsterdamboise. BARDENAY—Catch the distillers and tour the distillery to find out all you want to know about our nation’s first small batch distillery pub. A Boise original indeed! 5 p.m. FREE. 610 Grove St., Boise, 208-4260538, BASQUE MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER—Enjoy FREE gallery tours, local music, beer tasting from Boise Brewing, and Valentine treats, too. 5:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 611 Grove St., Boise, 208-343-2671, BRICKYARD STEAKHOUSE—First Thursday dinner features cayenne-spiked cedar plank-roasted salmon fillet with zesty carrot ginger relish, red pepper pilaf and charred asparagus spears. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 601 Main St., Boise, 208-287-2121, CAPITOL CELLARS—Featuring 25 percent off all wines by the bottle, and Pinney’s Potato Croquettes for $5.43. Thu., Feb. 4, 5-9 p.m. FREE. 110 S. Fifth St., Boise, 208-344-9463, CROWBAR—Local DJ and dancing beginning at 10 p.m. 10 p.m. FREE. 107 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-3452505, DRAGONFLY—Enjoy a FREE Boise River Organic Dark Chocolate Bar with your purchase of $10 or more. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234, FETTUCCINE FORUM—Join Dr. Lisa McClain for thought-provoking stories and discussion of women’s contributions to quality of life and justice in Idaho. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE—Don’t miss the 23rd annual Valentine for AIDS silent art auction benefiting SNAP of Boise. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320, GUIDO’S ORIGINAL NEW YORK STYLE PIZZERIA—Enjoy pizza with an attitude, with large onetopping pizza and one bottle of select white or red wine (or two bottles of beer, or four fountain sodas) for $22 plus tax. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 12375 Chinden Blvd., Ste. G, Boise, 208-376-1008, HIGH NOTE CAFE—Try out the delicious food made from scratch in the open kitchen, $2 specialty mimosas with seasonal local fruit and berries, six taps of local brews and a lovely local wine list. Plus there’s local art always rotating on the community gallery walls. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-429-1911, IDAHO MADE—Check out “Sweets and Sparkles,” highlighting confectioner and jewelry artisans. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 108 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-830-9450. MING STUDIOS—Don’t miss Museum of Broken Relationships, with exhibitions composed of personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions. 5 p.m. FREE. 420 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-949-4365, REEF—First Thursday dinner features Wasabi cashew-crusted Mahi Mahi fillet presented over spam fried rice. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 105 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208287-9200, SILLY BIRCH—Play Brew Feud at 9 p.m. Plus Tub Night (32 oz. beers), with $3 domestic tubs and $5 micro tubs. 5 p.m. FREE. 507 Main St., Boise, 208344-1889, THE MELTING POT—Take advantage of the First Thursday 2-for-$22 special. You receive a cheese fondue for two and two glasses of house wine. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 200 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-343-8800,

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FIRST THURSDAY TOM GRAINEY’S—Head on down for live band Rockeoke every First Thursday. 8 p.m. FREE. 109 S. Sixth St., Boise, 208-345-2505,

HAIRLINES—Call today to make an appointment for a new DU by Lui The Hair Whisperer. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208383-9009.

TRADER JOE’S—Check out the selection of dips and beer to take to your weekend party. Plus wine and cheese samples. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 300 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208336-7282,

HAPPY FISH SUSHI/MARTINI BAR—Enjoy a special 10 percent discount on any purchases made at Happy Fish. They have full selections of liquor, 34 martinis and 24 beers on tap. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 855 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-343-4810,

WHISKEY BAR—Enjoy cheese and whiskey pairings from 6-10 p.m. 5-10 p.m. FREE. 509 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-2505, ZEE’S ROOFTOP CAFE— Enjoy live music by Douglas Cameron. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 250 S. Fifth St., Boise, 208-381-0034, zeesrooftopdeli.

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BODOVINO—Drop by for a complimentary wine tasting and local art. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-VINO (8466), BOISE ART MUSEUM—From noon3 p.m., watch artist Adonna Khare draw on the museum walls to complete her installation that open Feb. 5. Then, from 4-7 p.m., learn about Chinese Gardens and paint your own garden. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. By donation. 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

LIT & CO. CANDLES—Join The Cake Ballers and Payette Brewing Co. for a delicious night. You can finalize your Valentine’s candlemaking plans. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 755 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-994-1041, MR. PEABODY’S OPTICAL SHOPPE—Mr. Peabody’s is always getting in new frame styles, with frame and single-vision lenses starting at $95. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Ste. 101, Boise, 208-344-1390,

R. GREY GALLERY JEWELRY AND ART GLASS—Get inspired with the gallery of Valentine’s Day gift ideas, featuring art of the heart, jewelry and glass that symbolize romance. Plus Amaru cupcakes and other refreshments. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9337, SALON 162—Featuring Boisebased photographer Jim Cauthen, who explores the male form and its sensuality in an intimate and timeless environment. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 162, Boise, 208-386-9908. SNAKE RIVER WINERY—Don’t miss the release of the 2010 Barbera. You’ll enjoy a complimentary wine flight and cheeses from Ballard Family Dairy. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 786 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-345-9463.


FRESH OFF THE HOOK SEAFOOD—Enjoy $2 off all beer on tap, wine and appetizers, such as Calamari Strips, Seared Ahi, Crab Cakes and more. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 401 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-343-0220, GALLERY 601—Check out Confluence: A Coming Together, featuring contemporary oil paintings by Karen Eastman and woodcut prints by Swede Lisk. Plus light appetizers and wine from Cinder Winery. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 211 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-336-5899, HA’ PENNY BRIDGE IRISH PUB AND GRILL—Enjoy the special Irish menu or one of the 24 beers on tap, featuring 10 percent off for First Thursday. 5 p.m. FREE. 855 W. Broad St., Ste. 250, Boise, 208343-5568,


EYES OF THE WORLD IMPORTS— See what is possible in beautiful wardrobe and accessory combinations at the Bohemian Fuse Fashion Show. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1576 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-1212,

LILLY JANE’S CUPCAKES—Come in for a free cupcake, and get special pricing, with $2 large cupcakes and $1 baby cakes. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St., Ste. 111, Boise, 208-336-1747,

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FOOT DYNAMICS—Save an additional 10 percent off all items already on sale. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1021 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3863338.

THE RECORD EXCHANGE—Payette Brewing presents Sons of Guns Live at 6 p.m. There’ll be FREE Payette Brewing beer (21+) starting at 5:30. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010,

ALLAN R. ANSELL PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC—Featuring an open studio, with complimentary Valentine portraits. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St., Boise, 208-863-2808, ansellphotography. com. ART SOURCE GALLERY—Check out the fifth annual Emerging Student Art Show. Plus music by Wayne White, and wine by Indian Creek. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, BEN & JERRY’S—As always, enjoy $1 scoops all day on First Thursday. 1-8 p.m. FREE. 103 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-342-1992,

KINDNESS—Actors Forum, sponsored by I-ACT (Idaho Association of Community Theatre) performs at 7 p.m. 5-9 p.m. FREE. The Owyhee, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-6297444, LANEIGE BRIDAL AND TUX—Stop by and find the dress of your dreams at LaNeige Bridal. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St., Ste. 104, Boise, 208-5140439,

XTREME FITNESS AND WELLNESS—Enjoy fresh fruit and veggie smoothies as you check out Xtreme’s fitness room. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1114 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 310-489-0828,


BOISE ART GLASS AND FIREFUSION STUDIO—Watch FREE demonstrations or take a class while enjoying light refreshments. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1124 W. Front St., Boise, 208-345-1825, BOISE CREATIVE CENTER— Boise Creative Center needs your help. They have these huge interactive art canvasses that need to be filled in. So take the kids, take your mom, and use the air-brushes, commercial paint sprayers and paint. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1204 W. Front St., Boise, 208-371-9697, facebook. com/ CHI E SHENAM WESTIN—Art in the Alaska Center: Featuring Joseph Pacheco, hand-drawn Valentine cards; Judson fractal art; and Chi E Shenam Westin paintings from Edwards Greenhouse. Plus music in the atrium by SACA Entertainment. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St., Boise, fineartamerica. com/profiles/chieshenam-westin. html.

BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY—Steep yourself in a delightful evening with Susan from Leaf Teahouse, who will be talking about the history of tea, and a delicious tea tasting will follow. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-9728200, BONEFISH GRILL—Drop by Bonefish Grill in BoDo for $6 Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer from 4 p.m. to close, with purchase. Plus happy hour 3-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close. 3 p.m. FREE. 855 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-433-1234, bonefishgrill. com.

SOLID GRILL & BAR—Don’t miss out on the FREE tasting, FREE art show, and FREE appetizers. Plus 2-for-1 drinks and live music. 5 p.m. FREE. 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208345-6620,


ATOMIC TREASURES—Stop in and check out the collection of vintage, retro, art and found objects. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Ste. 105, Boise, 208-344-0811.

JOSIE ANNE’S BOUTIQUE—Enjoy a sweetheart of a deal: Everything in the store is 10 percent off. 5-7 p.m. FREE. 404 S. Eighth St., Ste. 150, Boise, 208-424-8900.

QUE PASA—Enjoy the best in Mexican expression, featuring thousands of items from Mexican master craftsmen. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 409 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3859018.

In praise of Idaho’s activist women.

FETTUCCINE FORUM Idaho Purce grew up in Pocatello during the 1950s, when she was heavily discriminated against for being African-American. Enduring those experiences turned her into a lifelong advocate for civil rights. She served on the first Idaho Commission on Human Rights, as well as being active with the NAACP and even traveling to Hayden Lake in northern Idaho to tour the former Aryan Nation compound. “[She is] an activist whose life embodies the ideal of being the change we’d like to see in the world,” said Dr. Lisa McClain, a professor of history and gender studies at Boise State University.. Women like Purce and others will be lauded during First Thursday’s Fettuccine Forum at 5:30 p.m. McClain, who will host the event, invited a group of women to sit on a panel and discuss the topic, “Being the Change: Women Activists in Idaho.” Panelists include Yasmin Aguilar from the Agency for New Americans, Mistie Tolman from Planned Parenthood and Emilie JacksonEdney of Add the Words. The forum takes place at the City Council Chambers in Boise City Hall at 150 N. Capitol Blvd.

CRAZY NEIGHBOR—Don’t miss the special “Lovebirds” sale, featuring 20 percent off all hats. Plus refreshments. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1415 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-957-6480, THE DISTRICT COFFEE HOUSE— Check out this art exhibiton by Rhonda Tuholski, entitled Steamscapes, and sample single-origin pour-over coffees from around the world. 5-9 p.m. FREE. 219 N. 10th St., Boise, 208-343-1089, ENDURANCE TRAINING AND FITNESS—Check out the new bike products and services, observe cycle training demonstrations and meet owner and endurance cycling coach Douglas Tobin. There’ll be fresh smoothies and a drawing for a bike tune-up 5-9 p.m. FREE. 1114 W. Jefferson, Boise.

A storied event.

FICTION 101 READING “We sit on the edge of the bed wearing only pilgrim hats and white dickies. She has a spot of gravy on her inner thigh.” “He wants to cut weight, that’s why he’s not sharing my muffin. I have begun to secretly wish for an injury. Nothing serious, just a sprain.” “Between us, he’s nothing but a red-faced-fist-pounding man who’d eaten cat food. And we were the ones who fed it to him.” After reading those excerpts from this year’s Boise Weekly Fiction 101 contest, how could you not want the full stories—all 101 words of them? The reading of the 14th annual Fiction 101 winners takes place at Rediscovered Books (180 N. Eighth St.) on First Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. Meet this year’s judges, enjoy apps from the Basque Market, hear some of the winners read their work, sip on wine and get inspired to submit your own story next year. BOISEweekly | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | 11

CALENDAR WEDNESDAY FEB. 3 Festivals & Events 2016 MCCALL WINTER CARNIVAL—The highlight of this year’s 10-day festival will be the unveiling of dozens of dazzling snow sculptures. Daily through Feb. 7. McCall, MACY’S AND AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S GO RED FOR WOMEN EVENT—Support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement this February. Wear red or purchase the official 2016 Red Dress pin for $3, and receive a 25 percent discount on most purchases storewide. One hundred percent of pin sales benefit Go Red For Women. Feb. 3-8. 10 a.m. FREE. Macy’s Boise Towne Square, 370 Milwaukee, Boise, 208-373-6000.

SUN VALLEY NORDIC FESTIVAL— From Fat Bike races and the Banff Film Festival to the Boulder Mountain Tour, the Nordic Festival has something for everyone. See the event website for a complete schedule of events. Through Feb. 7. Sun Valley, sun-valley-nordic-festival-3.

On Stage OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS—Don’t miss your chance to see the nominated animated short films before the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 28. Shorts are unrated; not recommend for children. 7:05 p.m. $7-$9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3424222, OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVEACTION SHORTS—Don’t miss your chance to see the nominated live-action short films before the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 28. Shorts are unrated; not recommend for children. 4:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. $7-$9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, oscar.


Art ADONNA KHARE: ARTIST AT WORK—Drop in to watch artist Adonna Khare draw on a museum wall to complete her installation for BAM’s new exhibition Adonna Khare: The Kingdom. FREE with the price of admission; no reservation required. 12-3 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, ANIMALIA IV—Through Feb. 5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 5. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-7265079,

IDAHO COMMISSION ON THE ARTS FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION— A reception will be held 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 2, Hemingway Center, Room 110, 1819 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-3994, visualartscenter. JIM BRITT: THE ECLECTIC PORTRAIT—Through April 15. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE. The Community Library Ketchum, 415 Spruce Ave., Ketchum, 208-726-3493,

CHINESE GARDENS—Through Feb. 14. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330,

JOSEPHINE FORRESTER: N MIRROR CREEK PL.—Forrester’s solo exhibition of large-scale oil paintings and works on paper, invites the viewer to question if memory reflects reality. 7 a.m.-11:45 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Gallery, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1242, finearts.

GARY KOMARIN: THE FIRST GREEN RUSHING—Through Feb. 5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208-726-5079, gailseverngallery. com.

ROLE PLAY: CHANGING IDEAS ABOUT GENDER—Through Feb. 20. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-726-9491,


THEODORE WADDELL: OUT TO PASTURE—Through Feb. 5. 9 a.m.5 p.m. FREE. Gail Severn Gallery, 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum, 208726-5079, TVAA: THIS AMERICAN LIFE— Through April 8. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Public Radio, Yanke Family Research Building, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, 208-426-3663, WILLIAM LEWIS: CITY LIMITS— Hosted by Surel’s Other Place. Through Feb. 29. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Cinder Winery, 107 E.44th St., Garden City, 208-376-4023,

Sports & Fitness BANBURY OPEN—Daily, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. $29.72-$35.85. BanBury Golf Course, 2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle, 208-939-3600, banburygolf. com.

hill. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-332-5100, bogusbasin. org. BRUNDAGE OPEN—Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE-$62. Brundage Mountain Resort, 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall, 1-800-8887544, POMERELLE OPEN—Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $10-$50. Pomerelle Mountain Resort, 961 E. Howell Canyon Road, Albion, 208-6735599, SUN VALLEY OPEN—Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $45-$125. Sun Valley Resort, 1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, 208-622-4111 or 1-800-7868259, TAMARACK OPEN—Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $18-$62. Tamarack Resort, 2099 W. Mountain Road (off Hwy 55, Donnelly, 208-325-1000,

BOGUS OPEN—Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $20-$54 alpine, $15-$25 nights, $3-$14 nordic, $12 tubing


Art for more than art’s sake.

At the corner of You Said You Loved Me Lane and Heartbreak Avenue.

It’s time for Party Gras.




The annual Valentine for AIDS silent auction at Flying M Coffeehouse is a tradition that dates back nearly a quarter-century. When it started, HIV/AIDS was still a medical mystery—an underlying medical condition that turned obscure or otherwise easily overcome diseases deadly. Since then, social attitudes about and treatments of the disease have changed, but Flying M’s benefit has not. Join the downtown coffeeshop/gift shop for its 23rd annual auction. In year 22, it raised more than $27,000, and this year, the work of approximately 260 local artists will hopefully raise even more for the Safety Net for AIDS Program, which provides housing, utilities, grocery and medical assistance to those with HIV/AIDS. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320,

The Museum of Broken Relationships, located in Zagreb, Croatia, is filled with physical reminders of lost love. Founders Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic created the museum to “offer a chance to overcome an emotional collapse” by allowing people to contribute symbols of their “broken relationship”—photos, letters, trinkets, toys, etc.—accompanied by the brokenhearted’s story. The founders created a traveling exhibit and, with the help of local author and screenwriter Sam Silva, Ming Studios, the Modern Hotel and a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts and History, the mementos of lost love are making their way to Ming Studios in Boise. Half of the show will be comprised of selections from the MOBR permanent collection; the other half will be made up of local contributions. 5 p.m., FREE. Ming Studios, 420 S. Sixth St., 208-972-9028.

Experience a night of New Orleans traditions when Hannah’s and the Sapphire Room channel Bourbon Street for a night of music, acrobatics and prizes, and booze specials. This year’s Annual Ta-Ta Tuesday theme at Hannah’s is Comic Book Carnival, and the best costume wins a big cash prize, so come as your favorite comic character and revel in Mardi Gras madness. Performances by Vivica Valentino and Nikoa Mak kick off the festivities, followed by the amazing acrobatics of Frankly Burlesque, then The Rocci Johnson Band and VJ Jazzy Jim with Zydeco and Cajun Swamp will keep the dance floor full—and the beads flying—until the wee hours of the morning. 7 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208345-7557,

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CALENDAR THURSDAY FEB. 4 Festivals & Events BOHEMIAN FASHION FUSE FASHION SHOW—Admission includes a $10 voucher toward your fashion purchase. A portion of sales benefit the WCA. 6-8 p.m. $10. Eyes of the World Imports, 1576 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-1212,

On Stage COMEDIAN ED HILL—Ed Hill was voted Best Comedian in 2015 by Westender Magazine in Vancouver, B.C., and “Best Local Stand Up 2015 Runner-Up” by The Georgia Straight. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208287-5379,

OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS—7:05 p.m. $7-$9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208342-4222, OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVEACTION SHORTS—4:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. $7-$9. The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-4222, oscar. PLAYHOUSE MURDER MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE—Join the Playhouse Performers for a double bill of A Murdered Mystery by Karl Garner and Courage Mr. Greene by James P. Ferguson. 7:30 p.m. $12-$16 adv. for two, $34.95 dinner. The Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-7790092, SONS OF GUNS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY—Be among the first to hear tunes from Sons of Guns’ new album, Marguerite. With Hillflok Noir and Bijoux. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-3430886. STAGE COACH: CAUGHT IN THE NET—7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave.,


Boise, 208-342-2000,

Workshops & Classes IDEA, SET, GO!—Have an idea for an invention, product or business, but confused about what to do next? This three-session workshop will provide a framework for evaluating your idea, understanding your market, and identifying the next steps to move forward. 6-8 p.m. FREE-$30. Trailhead, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-5483,

Art ADONNA KHARE: ARTIST AT WORK—Drop in to watch artist Adonna Khare draw on a museum wall to complete her installation for BAM’s new exhibition Adonna Khare: The Kingdom. FREE with the price of admission; no reservation required. 12-3 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330. boiseartmuseum. org/bam_event/artist-at-workadonna-khare.

Next week’s Boise Weekly cover artist Emily Wenner EMILY WENNER AND DANIELLE DEMARAY: CONNECTIVE TISSUES— Trichrome applications stain the heart in this duel exhibition of new works by artists Emily Wenner and Danielle Demaray. Through March. 6 p.m. FREE. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208424-8297, Abra-freaking-cadabra.

THE ILLUSIONISTS The Anti-Conjuror. The Manipulator. The Inventor. The Escapologist. The Trickster. The Weapon Master. The Deceptionist. No, that is not a list of my previous ex-boyfriends. Those are the Illusionists, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 9-11, Boise can experience their magic and charm. Coming live from Broadway to the Morrison Center, the Illusionists promise to bring acts of levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and a four-minute water torture escape. These prestidigitators bring individual style to the stage, each in full makeup and costumes, creating personas ranging from a mohawked tough guy to an ultra-fashionable modern man to a Dr. Who-esque bow-tie wearing gentleman and more. 7:30 p.m. shows, $42-$70, the Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1110, BOISE WEEKLY.COM

INSIGHT: 2016 ANNUAL BOISE STATE STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION—Through March 18. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 1, Liberal Arts Building, Room 170, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-3994, art. VALENTINE FOR AIDS— The 23rd Annual Valentine for AIDS silent art auction to benefit SNAP (Safety Net for AIDS Program) of Boise, runs Feb. 4-14 at Flying M Coffeehouse. More than 250 local artists create and donate Valentines for the public to bid on; last year the event raised over $27,000. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-4320,

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CALENDAR Literature BOISE WEEKLY 14TH ANNUAL FICTION 101 READING—Join Boise Weekly for our 14th Annual Fiction 101 Reading. Winners will read their entries at Rediscovered Books on First Thursday, and the marvelous Fiction 101 judges will share their favorite submissions. There’ll be snacks and drinks. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229. THE CABIN READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS: ROZ CHAST— Don’t miss your chance to spend the evening with Roz Chast, a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker and the author of several books, including Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. 7:30 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273,

Sports & Fitness ANTHONY LAKES OPEN— Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$35. Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, 47500 Anthony Lake Hwy., North Powder, 541-856-3277,

DIG DUG TOURNAMENT WITH ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING— Don’t miss Spacebar’s very first Dig Dug Tournament, sponsored by Anderson Valley Brewing. There’ll be lots of great beer and great prizes. 8-11 p.m. FREE. Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-918-0597.

Food MELVIN BREWING NATIONAL 2X4 DIPA LAUNCH—The 2015 GABF Small Brewpub of the Year out of Jackson, Wyo., is launching their craft 2X4 DIPA in 24 bars across 12 U.S. cities, including Boise’s PreFunk Beer Bar, Bier:Thirty and Twisted Timber. 6 p.m. FREE. Twisted Timber, 4563 S. Cloverdale Road, Boise, 208-3627157; Bier:Thirty, 3073 S. Bown Way, Boise, 208-342-1916; and PreFunk, 1100 Front St., Boise, 208-331-3865,

FRIDAY FEB. 5 Festivals & Events BOISE STATE AEROSPACE DAY—Check out presentations and demonstrations in the Hatch Ballroom and

MILD ABANDON By E.J. Pettinger

Bergquist Lounge all day. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise. 208-426-1934, stem.

STAGE COACH: CAUGHT IN THE NET—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

On Stage


6TH ANNUAL BIG BAD-ASS BELLY DANCE SHOW: REWIND— Join Starbelly School of Dance for live performances by Fleet Street Klezmer Band and MahaVia Spanish Flamenco, and belly dance artists Cecilia and Chad Rinn, Tracy Lay, Sarah Barker, and the Starbelly Dancers. Proceeds benefit the Starbelly scholarship program. For 21 and older; valid ID required. 8 p.m. $8 adv,, $10 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297.

ADONNA KHARE: THE KINGDOM OPENING RECEPTION—Celebrate the opening of BAM’s new exhibition featuring the fanciful, large-scale drawings by artist Adonna Khare. There’ll be a no-host bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. RSVP requested. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE-$10. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, ext. 35,

BOISE BAROQUE—Violinist Benjamin Thacher returns to Boise to perform Bach’s “Concerto in A minor.” Then flutist Nicole Molumby and harpsichordist Barton Moreau join Thacher to perform the great Brandenburg “Concerto No. 5.” Tickets available by phone or online. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. 208-297-3182, COMEDIAN ED HILL—8 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise. com. COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—Two teams of comics battle it out for your laughs. 7:30 p.m. $9.99. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-991-4746, FILM SCREENING: POLYFACES— Join the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Boise Coop for a screening of this joyful film about connecting our food to the land and the community. 7:30 p.m. $8–$10. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273, INNOCENT MAN SLOW NIGHTS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY—Be among the first to hear Innocent Man’s new album, Slow Nights. With Drifter Still and Bread and Circus. For all ages. 8 p.m. $10. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, PLAYHOUSE MURDER MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE—7:30 p.m. $12-$16 adv. for two, $34.95 dinner. The Playhouse Boise (formerly AEN Playhouse), 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-779-0092, RAINBOW DANCE THEATRE: ILUMIDANCE—Utilizing electroluminescent wire, fiber optic fabric, black light and other special effects, Rainbow Dance Theatre creates a world of wonder in their newest production. 7 p.m. $31. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555,

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Talks & Lectures LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX: CREATING CITIES WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE—Join Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to learn about their experiences using local option sales tax. Presented by COMPASS Education Series. 9-11 a.m. FREE. COMPASS: Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, 700 N.E. Second St., Ste. 200, Meridian, 208-475-2232,

Citizen CREATIVE GOOD BENEFIT AUCTION—Bid on top-rate design, programming and more. You can browse the creative tables, partake of FREE food and drinks, and have fun. All proceeds benefit Creative Good, which provides housing to families in the community. 2-5 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, Boise,

Odds & Ends SECOND CHANCE SQUARE DANCE—All ages are welcome, and absolutely no experience needed because all dances are taught. February’s Second Chance Dance Square band will be formed from members of the Random Canyon Growlers and Idyltime. Full bar with ID. 7-10 p.m. $7. Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553.

SATURDAY FEB. 6 Festivals & Events CATHOLIC CHARITIES 9TH ANNUAL LOAVES AND FISHES GALA—Enjoy an elegant evening of dining, dancing and a lively auction at Catholic Charities of Idaho’s ninth Annual Loaves and Fishes Gala. Featuring music by The Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble. Proceeds sup-

port Catholic Charities of Idaho’s services. Tickets available online. 5:30 p.m. $125. The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208333-8000, GLOBAL COMMUNITY MARKET—Get a taste of the world in the heart of downtown. The market features eclectic food of the Himalayas, Colombian cuisine, Idaho’s only Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant, and tantalizing shawarma, while showcasing brilliant fashions and unique gifts from around the world all under one roof. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Trailhead, 500 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-5483. HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF BOISE VALLEY MEETING—Learn more about weaving, spinning and related handcrafts. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise,, SPECIAL OLYMPICS PENGUIN PLUNGE—Hlp Special Olympics Idaho empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. Plungers who raise more than $75 will be eligible for great prizes. Register online or by phone 12 p.m. By donation. Eagle Island State Park, 2691 Mace Road, Eagle, 1-800-915-6510, ext. 15.

On Stage 6TH ANNUAL BIG BAD-ASS BELLY DANCE SHOW: REWIND—8 p.m. $8 adv,, $10 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, BOISE CLASSIC MOVIES: ALAN RICKMAN FAREWELL—Mark the passing of another beloved performer with the screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 7 p.m. $9 adv., $11 door. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273, COMEDIAN ED HILL—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $9.99. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-9914746, THE PIANO GUYS—Enjoy an evening of musical and video gems that mash up classical themes with pop songs. 3 & 8 p.m. $35-$170. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 2208-426-1110, PLAYHOUSE MURDER MYSTERY DOUBLE FEATURE—3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $12-$16 adv. for two, $34.95 dinner. The Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-779-0092,

ROOFTOP REVOLUTION: 2ND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY BEATLES TRIBUTE—Back by popular demand, Rooftop Revolution Beatles tribute band performs The Beatles’ most famous love songs and other top requests. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15 adv., $15-$20 door. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208343-1871, STAGE COACH: CAUGHT IN THE NET—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000,

Calls to Artists BLT OPEN AUDITIONS: THE CRUCIBLE—Needed: 10 men, 10 women (ages 25-70); five girls (ages 10-18). No appointment or monologue preparation needed. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Contact with questions. 2-5 p.m. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise. 208-342-5104,

Literature AUTHOR SALLY DEMASI BOOK SIGNING: SURVIVAL QUEST— Author Sally DeMasi will sign copies of her latest adventure book, Survival Quest, and discuss why some people survive physical and emotional crisis and others do not. These are true stories of ordinary people finding the key. 1-3 p.m. FREE. McCall Drug and Blue Grouse Book Shop, 1001 2nd St., McCall, 208-634-2434,

Sports & Fitness 19TH ANNUAL INDOOR TRIATHLON—Kick off the running season with this unique indoor triathlon, featuring a half-mile swim, 10-mile ride on an upright, stationary bike and a 4-mile run on the indoor track. All participants will receive a prize. Space is limited; register early. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $30-$36, $66-$72 teams. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

Animals & Pets WILD AT HEART—Enjoy FREE admission to this family-friendly Valentine’s event full of fun things to do. There’ll be face painting, photo ops and special Valentine-themed enrichments for all the Zoo Boise animal residents. Last admission at 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-608-7760, zooboise. org/event/wild-at-heart.



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CALENDAR Food WILLIAMSON VINEYARDS MARDI GRAS—Hit the Sunny Slope Wine Trail for Mardi Gras festivities. In addition to costumes and beads, Williamson’s will be hosting a trivia contest in their tasting room. Each group will get a trivia card with Mardi Gras and wine-themed trivia questions. For each answer you get correct, you can earn a discount up to 20 percent off your wine purchase. 12-5 p.m. $5. Williamson Orchards and Vineyards, 19692 Williamson Lane, Caldwell, 208459-7333,


MONDAY FEB. 8 Festivals & Events IDAHO TYPE 1 DIABETES AWARENESS DAY—Join the type 1 diabetic community in the Capitol Rotunda for the opportunity to tell your local government what T1D means to you. There’ll be an open mic from 12-1 p.m. Plus vendors, including Medtronic, DexCom, Novo Nordisk, St. Luke’s Medical Center, HODIA, JDRF and others. Open to all affected by T1D. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208859-3327.

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On Stage

BOISE BAROQUE—2 p.m. $20$25. Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. 208-297-3182, COMEDIAN ED HILL—8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise. com.

BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN—The husband-and-wife team of banjo superstars join forces for a show that promises to delight their fans. 8 p.m. $30.50-$35.50. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-3871273,

Calls to Artists


BLT OPEN AUDITIONS: THE CRUCIBLE—Needed: 10 men, 10 women (ages 25-70); five girls (ages 10-18). No appointment or monologue preparation needed. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Contact with questions. 2-5 p.m. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise. 208-342-5104,

KEGS4KAUSE: THE CABIN—Drop by Payette Brewing Co. for a brew, and 50 percent of the proceeds from beer sales will benefit your favorite programs from The Cabin. Everyone who drinks will have the chance to win a book signed by a


Readings and Conversations author and other fabulous giveaways. 3-10 p.m. FREE. Payette Brewing Company, 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-344-0011,

TUESDAY FEB. 9 Festivals & Events HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S ANNUAL TA TA TUESDAY—Dress up as your favorite comic book character and maybe take home part of the $200 in prizes that will be handed out for best costumes. Vivica Valentino and Nikoa Mak will open the show with some rockin’ performances, followed by Frankly Fantastical Burlesque, the Rocci Johnson Band and VJ Jazzy Jim.. 7 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557.

On Stage BOISE BLUES SOCIETY FAT TUESDAY BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS FUNDRAISER—Dance to several of Treasure Valley’s top blues bands: Jeff Englebert, The Blue Rayz, and Zack Quintana Band with Thomas Wilson and Kevin Littrell, the BBS Scholarship winners band. Food and full bar available. Ticket proceeds and donations support BBS Blues in the Schools program and scholarships. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871,


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BIBS GUIDED MEDITATIONS— Develop the skills and technique for various meditation styles at this ongoing program on Sundays through the spring. Dan Black will lead meditations on topics such as Shamatha (stability), Vipassana (wisdom) and Compassion. Plus two 24-minute practice sessions with stretching between sessions. No registration required. All are welcome. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE. Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies, 660 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-661-6277, BUDDHIST VIEW 100—Join the Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies for this 12-week class introducing core tenets of Buddhism, including its unique methods for dealing with suffering, ego, meditation, ethics, wisdom and compassion. Taught by Dan Black; register at 1-2 p.m. By donation. Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies, 660 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-661-6277, bibscenter. org.

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CALENDAR BROADWAY IN BOISE: THE ILLUSIONISTS—This mind-blowing spectacular has dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$60. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261609, box office: 208-426-1110, DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: THE RAISING OF AMERICA—Join this community event to raise awareness of the importance of early learning and to take action toward a better future for all children. 12 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, capitolcommission.idaho. gov. 208-338-4725. DR. HAAS’ 10 MINUTE COMEDY SHOWCASE—Watch local comedians perform 10 minutes of their favorite material followed by an impromptu “therapy” session with Dr. Haas, live and onstage. You’ll have some fun finding out why they do what they do. 8 p.m. $5. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379,

LIBRARY AFTER HOURS: AN EVENING OF ROMANCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL—Join the Nampa Pubic Library for an evening of film, fun and romance, without the kids. You’ll watch four short romantic films, play a trivia game, vote for your favorite movie, story line and actors. Prizes, popcorn and drinks provided. For adults and teens 16 and older. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-468-5800,

Sports & Fitness BOGUS BASIN SNOWSHOE SERIES—Join the Nampa Recreation Department for snowshoeing adventures at Bogus Basin. Includes transportation, trail pass, snowshoeing tour and warm beverage. Optional snowshoe rental $10. Depart and return Nampa Rec Center. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20, $54 for all three dates. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858,

Literature BOOK CHAT BOOK CLUB—Read any book related to your favorite TV series. The book can be fiction, nonfiction, a graphic novel, audiobook or an eBook. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-972-8200, THYME FOR MURDER BOOK CLUB—A monthly mystery book club. See the website for a list of titles. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, events.



Citizen TUESDAY DINNER—Volunteers needed to help cook up a warm dinner for Boise’s homeless and needy population, and clean up afterward. Event is nondenominational. Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-344-3011.

Kids & Teens RIVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: PRESCHOOL-GRADE 5—Families and students entering preschool through grade 5 are invited to learn more about a Riverstone education. RSVP to Rachel Pusch, director of Enrollment Management and Administration, at rpusch@ 9:30 a.m. FREE. Riverstone International School, 5521 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-424-5000,

Animals & Pets READING TAILS—Read a book to a furry friend. The NPL will have trained therapy dogs (with their owners) waiting to hear your favorite story. All ages are welcome to take a beloved book to share with this attentive audience. 3:304:30 p.m. FREE. Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-468-5800, calendar.


Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit Go to and look under odds and ends for the answers to this week’s puzzle. And don’t think of it as cheating. Think of it more as simply double-checking your answers.

4TH ANNUAL WILL YOU BE MY ‘VALEN-FRY’?—Boise Fry Company will donate 20 percent of sales from 6-9 p.m. to Boise Elementary Spanish, a nonprofit, before-school language enrichment program. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Boise Fry CompanyBown, 3083 S. Bown Way, Boise, 208-965-1551,


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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY FEB. 3 BART’S 50TH BIRTHDAY—With The Mongoloids, Hot Dog Sandwich and Black Friday. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux THE BODY RAMPANT—9:30 p.m. FREE. Reef

INNOCENT MAN, FEB. 5, KNITTING FACTORY Some people say Idaho is the northernmost Southern state. Listening to the rollicking, country-fried, rock of Innocent Man, the comparison rings true. “Slow Nights in Idaho,” the title track on the Boise sextet’s new album (Slow Nights, February 2016), is a boozy anthem to cheerful nihilism. From drinking “whiskey in the mornin’ with my peaches and cream,” to ripple and rye by the fire, it’s a 24-hour party with nothing to lose because “tomorrow don’t give a damn about me.” On a scale of Ram Jam to Hank Williams Sr., Innocent Man lands somewhere closer to the former, but there is more nuance to the band’s sound than a reference to Ram Jam might suggest. Singer Kristin Burns can belt it out with just the right tinge of twang, and the fiddle and organ accompaniments provide touches of Americana and rocking gospel. Innocent Man is a helluva good time, and a helluva good time it will be when Slow Nights drops at the Knitting Factory, Friday, Feb. 5. —Zach Hagadone With Drifter Still and Bread and Circus, 8 p.m., $10. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 N. Ninth St., 208-367-1212,

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BRANDON PRITCHETT—9 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub CHRIS GUITIERREZ—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DJ ZUZ—9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers KEN HARRIS AND CARMEL CROCK—6 p.m. FREE. Sofia’s LEFT COAST COUNTRY—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LIQUID WETT WEDNESDAY— Electronic live music and DJs. 9:30 p.m. Liquid

STEVE EATON—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

REBECCA SCOTT—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

TRACTOR BEAM—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

SONS OF GUNS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY—With Hillflok Noir and Bijoux. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux


THURSDAY FEB. 4 100.3 THE X FREE SHOW: TRIVIUM—With Ripchain and Fault Paradox. Listen to 100.3 The X to win FREE tickets. 8 p.m. FREE. Knitting Factory BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CARTER FREEMAN—9 p.m. FREE. Varsity Pub FML EDM DJS—9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s JEREMY STEWART—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

PATRICIA FOLKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Lock Stock & Barrel

MEGAN NELSON—6 p.m. FREE. High Note

SK8 NIGHT—With Skittish Itz, The Sneezz and Shintarou. 8 p.m. $3 donation. Shredder


SONS OF GUNS IN-STORE—6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange STEVE AND GRACE WALL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato THIRSTY THURSDAY LIVE MUSIC—6 p.m. FREE. Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine


HOSANNAS—Psychedelic dance outfit from Portland, Ore., with Hallowed Oak and Death Songs. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux INNOCENT MAN SLOW NIGHTS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY—With Drifter Still and Bread and Circus. 8 p.m. $10. Knitting Factory JELLYBREAD—10 p.m. $5. Reef JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers JOSEPH HALL’S ELVIS ROCK ’N’ REMEMBER TRIBUTE—7:30 p.m. $23-$30 adv., $26-$33 door. Sapphire KING CARDINAL—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

ANDY CORTENS DUO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Berryhill

THE LIKE ITS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole

BOISE BAROQUE—With violinist Benjamin Thacher, flutist Nicole Molumby and harpsichordist Barton Moreau. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. Cathedral of the Rockies

THE TOASTERS—With Useless and Jerkwadz. 8 p.m. $10. Shredder

DJ REVOLVE—11 p.m. FREE. Neurolux EXTRAVISION—New solo project from Ryan Stier, with Nicholas Naioti. 7:30 p.m. FREE. The District FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

ROB HARDING—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 ROTATING LIVE DJS—9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s THE TOASTERS—9 p.m. $10. The Shredder WHITAKER AND OLIVER—7 p.m. FREE. High Note




BUFFALO JAY—5:30 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s


CHUCK SMITH—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

OPEN MIC—7 p.m. FREE. High Note

ESTEBAN ANASTASIO—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

OPEN MIC WITH CRAIG SLOVER—6:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. Gelato



HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S ANNUAL TA TA TUESDAY—With the Rocci Johnson Band and VJ Jazzy Jim. 7 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s


RADIO BOISE TUESDAY: HOP ALONG—With Dowsing and Special Explosion. 7 p.m. $10 adv., $12 door. Neurolux

BOISE BLUES SOCIETY FAT TUESDAY BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS FUNDRAISER—With Jeff Englebert, The Blue Rayz, Zack Quintana Band with Thomas Wilson and Kevin Littrell, the BBS Scholarship winners band. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Sapphire Room

SOUL SERENE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole

CATHOLIC CHARITIES 9TH ANNUAL LOAVES AND FISHES GALA—With The Sally Tibbs and Kevin Kirk Jazz Ensemble. 5:30 p.m. $125. The Grove Hotel CHUCK SMITH TRIO WITH NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DJ PRETTY BERRY—11 p.m. FREE. Neurolux DJ ZUZ—9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers G.JONES—10 p.m. $10 adv., $15 door. Reef HOODIE ALLEN—With Super Duper Kyle and Blackbear. 8 p.m. $28.50-$55. Knitting Factory JOSEPH HALL’S ELVIS ROCK ’N’ REMEMBER TRIBUTE—7:30 p.m. $30. Nampa Civic Center MARCHING TO SIRENS—2 p.m. FREE. Artistblue NEW TRANSIT—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s THE PIANO GUYS—Enjoy an evening of musical and video gems that mash up classical themes with pop songs. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. $35-$170. Morrison Center

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RICH KILFOYLE—7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe ROOFTOP REVOLUTION: 2ND ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY BEATLES TRIBUTE—7:30 p.m. $10-$15 adv., $15-$20 door. Sapphire THE ROUGHED UP SUSPECTS—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s WILSON ROBERTS—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365


MONDAY FEB. 8 1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid AL SCORCH—With Jonathan Warren and The Billygoats. 7 p.m. $5. Neurolux BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN—8 p.m. $30.50$35.50. Egyptian


AELTER, FEB. 10, VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE If, when listening to Aelter, your thoughts turn to the intro song from True Detective Season 1 or the works of the late, great H.R. Giger, that’s (maybe) by design. Aelter, a side project of Boise doom metal duo Wolvserpent, wears its cinematic sensibility on its sleeve. In the band’s own words, its latest LP, Aelter IV: Love Eternal (Peasanta Urfolk, April 2015), carries on its tradition of exploring “a cinematically dreary dreamscape of doom-inspired darkness.” Alternately referred to as “gothic Western folk music” and “hypnotic darkwave pop,” Aelter IV is indeed a journey through uncharted territory, leading off with an introductory track followed by “Death Eternal,” “Love Eternal,” “Life Eternal” and “Hope Eternal.” In a departure from Wolvserpent’s driving oeuvre, Aelter IV is deeply melodic, deeply romantic and deeply dark. Catch Aelter in its first ever live performance on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Visual Arts Collective. —Zach Hagadone With Aerial Ruin and Cry, 7 p.m., $8. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, BOISEweekly | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | 19






William Lewis’ The City Limits exhibit investigates and elevates the mundane.

ON THE EDGE OF CITY LIMITS AND DIRECTIONS TO THE EGRESS Local artist William Lewis is a master of investigating—and elevating—the mundane, as is evident in his new exhibit, The City Limits, presented by Surel’s Other Place. According to, The exhibit of “small paintings of nearby landscapes” came about after Lewis “took a wrong turn during a drive.” He found himself at “Boise’s southern edge, where city gives way to high desert … The brightness of the sky and the dry, raw earth seemed to overwhelm the impermanent, human interventions in the landscape.” Lewis employs the richness of oil paint to create steel, wood, dirt and clouds, turning something as simple as a dump truck chugging along a highway into something sublime. The City Limits is on display through Monday, Feb. 29 at Cinder Winery (107 E. 44th St., Garden City, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Speaking of mystery, dance is often a misunderstood art form. The beauty and athleticism are usually obvious, however, the narrative isn’t always. Local performing art collaborative LED is making strides toward untangling dance by “fusing artistic mediums,” including “live original music, movement, sound and visual design,” all of which help tell the story. LED’s full-scale work, This Side of Paradise, was a breathtaking mixture of forms that explored the relationship between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The dance, music and screen projections lit up the Morrison Center, when LED debuted Paradise in October 2015—and a release party at The Egyptian Theatre on Jan. 22 for a CD of original music written for Paradise was even more charged than the debut. Rather than fight the smaller stage, the husband-and-wife team of LED co-founders— artistic director Lauren Edson and creative director Andrew Stensaas—took advantage of the close-knit quarters, heightening what had already been an outstanding performance. Both the dancers and the musicians were electrifying, creating an atmosphere that was part rock concert, part high-art performance. LED is slated to stage a new work titled This Way to the Egress at the 2016 Treefort Music Fest—we don’t want to give away the story, but here’s a hint: zoo. The venue is a perfect fit and a perfect opportunity to see what this innovative group is capable of. —Amy Atkins 20 | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | BOISEweekly

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn find their own old-school sound CHRIS PARKER For Bela Fleck, his love affair with folk music started early. As a young boy living in New York City, Fleck saw the Beverly Hillbillies on television in the ’60s and was blown away—not by the redneck stereotypes, but the opening theme music, performed by Earl Scruggs. “It was the truest sound I had ever heard and I didn’t even know what it was,” Fleck said with a chuckle. “I heard the banjo, it was Earl Scruggs, Husband-and-wife duo Abigail Washburn (left) and Bela Fleck (right) meld different playing styles, work and it just turned me on. When I finally got a styles, even banjo styles into a seamless whole. banjo, I just couldn’t stop playing it.” It has been 42 years since Fleck first picked up ‘How dare you,’ I go, ‘Let me see what I can do.’” ences in Fleck’s and Washburn���s playing styles. a banjo at age 15. He has been playing profesThe partnership has been driven in part by “With Abby it’s a return to more folk and sionally since graduating from New York City’s bluegrass oriented stuff but it still requires a lot of their 8-year old son, who joins them on the road. High School of Music and Art, where he studied “We always wanted to do this at some point creativity because the clawhammer banjo that she under Tony Trischka. In that time he has built a but part of why we decided to do it now was so plays and the three finger-style that I play don’t career in New Grass Revival, then with his band, I’m not flitting around all the time, jetting all the Flecktones. He has played with the Dave Mat- typically go together,” Fleck says. “So trying to over the world, such that I’m not a part of his find a way to make a complete sound with those thews Band, on experimental collaborations and, two instruments is a pretty creative endeavor, but life,” Fleck said. “That’s a big piece of this, like most recently, in a duet with his wife and fellow the build of the duo is also the solidifying of your a lot of fun and very natural.” banjo player, Abigail Washburn. After releasing The difference in their playing styles is not the family and making sure that I’m not an absentee music together with Casey Driessen and Ben only musical peculiarity between them. They also father, which I do not want to be, having experiSollee in the Sparrow Quartet, Washburn and enced that myself from the other side.” have different working styles. Washburn is more Fleck made their first album together in 2014. Though Fleck hints at a difficult childhood, he intuitive and Fleck is a bit more exacting, owing Now, Fleck and Washburn are bringing their did have father figures to look up to. to his more hands-on style. duo to Boise, with a Monday, KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS: When he was coming up in the late ’70s and “She tends to be more Feb. 8 performance at the AN EVENING WITH BELA FLECK early ’80s, “new-grass” artists like David Grisman grounded and I tend to throw Egyptian Theatre. AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN and Sam Bush had already carved out a niche. myself at things, make a lot of The partnership wasn’t as Monday, Feb. 8; doors at 7 p.m., noise, and crash and bang around Like purists in other styles, bluegrass lovers were intuitive as one might think. show at 8 p.m.; $30.50-$35.50. forced to choose between keeping the style alive and then gradually bang a shape “I had friends that said you Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main and preserving an old order. out of a stone, where she just should never work with Abby St., 208-345-0454, tickets at “There were a lot of angry letter from bluegrass thinks and thinks and thinks and because you guys are so good then takes out a pencil and writes fans to the magazines about this new fangled together you’ll destroy it,” he crap, that it was just not what they loved about something kind of perfect,” Fleck said. said. “In our particular case, we both felt like it bluegrass music, which I understand. I can relate,” It took time to find a happy medium. Their was going to be OK and it has been. Not that Fleck said. first attempt didn’t end so well. there aren’t things that you gain and lose from As he’s become comfortable in his career and “I was so driven and so picky about things, being around each other this much, but the gain as a musician, he has come to a similar crossroads. and the first time someone said, ‘Hey could you seems to be way, way on the high side.” Where once Fleck dismissed music that didn’t and Abby do an overdub?’ I was producing her That’s the experience for listeners, who are and helping her get a vocal track to sing harmony serve his pursuits, now he’s found a softer spot for treated to a double banjo attack and Washburn’s music he would never make himself. on, I think it was the Duhks record,” he said. “It haunting vocals on a dozen bluegrass tracks, “I understand as someone who has a very, I was very uncomfortable for both of us because I including traditional tunes like “Railroad” (as in, don’t want to say ‘elitist,’ but very strong opinions was saying, ‘I think you’re a little sharp on that “I’ve been working on the railroad...”). It was a about what I do and don’t like about music,” he nice return for Fleck, who in the past dozen years note,’ and she started crying saying, ‘I can’t take said. “I applied them to myself rigorously, but at has explored African, classical, jazz and Christmas this, it’s too intense.’ “When I think back at this it’s so crazy because one point it occurred to me that the more fervent songs in collaborations with Chick Corea, Marcus I was about what I did and didn’t like, the less we’re really good at telling each other now and Roberts and Zakir Hussain, among others. not getting our feelings hurt,” Fleck added. “If she stuff I was going to get to like. I’ve been trying to The two have a keen instrumental interplay embrace that point of view now.” says, ‘I think you’re playing too busy,’ I don’t go, that is made even more interesting by the differBOISE WEEKLY.COM


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SnowSchool takes students out of the classroom to learn about science JESSICA MURRI For many kids who participate in SnowSchool, it’s the first time they’ve been to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. “They may only live 20 miles away and they can see it, but there’s this huge disconnect,” said Ilyse Sakamoto, outdoor education director at Bogus Basin. “I went out to Nampa in the fall to talk to some teachers about the program, and a little boy asked me if Bogus Basin is in another state.” SnowSchool takes nearly every third-, fourthand fifth-grader in the Treasure Valley on a oneday journey around the mountain on snowshoes. Sakamoto and her volunteers teach kids about winter ecology and snow science while letting them experience snowshoeing for the first time. She tries to target Title I schools first, giving kids who haven’t otherwise had the opportunity a chance to experience Bogus Basin. The field trip costs $5 per kid, but it’s free if the family can’t afford it. Sakamoto and a handful of volunteers recently led Mrs. Rebecca Taylor’s fifth-grade class from Whitney Elementary on a day-long adventure devoted to snow. The kids divided up in groups of six, with each group assigned a SnowSchool leader. They strapped on MSR snowshoes—with a lot of help—and set off at an awkward gait through clear, cold sunshine on Bogus Basin’s snowshoe trails. SnowSchool started in 2005 as a recreationbased program, getting kids playing in the snow and trying out snowshoes. In recent years, however, it has aligned itself with classroom curriculum. Sakamoto pointed out animal tracks and talked about winter ecology. She stopped to talk about the trees of the Boise National Forest, plucking needles off a Douglas fir and encouraging the kids to taste them. “What do they taste like to you?” she asked. “Does the taste remind you of a particular 22 | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | BOISEweekly

Jeremy Perez, 10, spent the school day at Bogus Basin with his class, learning about snow science and winter ecology through SnowSchool. His favorite part: sliding down the slopes on his belly.

memory? How about the trees you bring into your house for Christmas? Those are usually Douglas firs.” The kids laughed and grimaced at the bitter taste of pine needles, then moved on to an upward trek to Bogus Basin’s SNOTEL site. There, Sakamoto talked about the weather station and how to calculate snow-water equivalent measurements. She scooped a pile of snow into a Nalgene bottle that she planned to microwave later. They all made their best guesses of how much water would remain. Sometimes the kids’ guesses were a little off kilter. When they tried to guess how deep the snowpack was, they came up with “six feet,” “seven inches” and “one giraffe neck.” Sakomoto handed them shovels and instructed them to dig snow pits all the way to the ground. Turns out, the snow was 45 inches deep in that spot. To be fair, that’s a little less than three-quarters the length of the average giraffe neck. The snowfall at Bogus has been the best the mountain has seen in years. More than 130 inches have fallen there since November, and SnowSchool has experienced the effects. “Last year, it was so hard because there was no snow,” Sakamoto said. “We had to turn our lessons into ecology and survival classes. Digging snow pits was hard because there were only a few patches of undisturbed snow. This year, we’re having the opposite problem. It’s taking the kids way longer to dig their snow pits, which means we have to hurry through other lessons. Sakamoto said it’s a good problem to have, but the challenge was clear when 10-year-old Iyari Ayala and her friend, Cinaya Gilbert, also 10, struggled to stay above the powder. At one point,

Ayala’s snowshoe post-holed deep into the snow. It took several minutes of scrambling, pushing and shoving to get her out. Disaster averted, the kids packed into an igloo built into the mountainside. It was a tight fit with six students and Sakamoto, but they nestled close together on the snow bench and looked up at the uneven blocks of snow holding the shelter together. While it was 30 degrees outside, the igloo stayed a toasty 45 degrees. While the kids had the chance to conduct experiments in the snowy landscape, Bogus Basin’s SnowSchool is itself an experiment. Run in partnership with the Winter Wildlands Alliance in Boise, the national organization has expanded the SnowSchool program across the country. Bogus has become the testing ground for new activities, experiments and lesson plans. Taylor’s fifth-graders laughed and spread ash on their faces from a nearby burnt tree and held clumsy races on their snowshoes. Their favorite part came at the end, when they got to slide on their stomachs down some packed-out slopes. “It was way more fun than I thought,” Gilbert said at the end of the day. “I thought it would be about science and we would sit in a classroom, but really we got to have fun while doing science.” By the time spring break rolls around, as many as 2,200 kids will have gone through SnowSchool at Bogus this season. “We get some kids up here that hate it. Their hands are freezing, they keep taking their gloves off, they’re just having a miserable time,” Sakamoto said. “My goal is always to help each child, support them in a way that they can find something they enjoy, something that makes them want to explore more.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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Will 45 Years overcome Rampling’s controversial remarks? GEORGE PRENTICE If Charlotte Rampling wins this year’s Best Actress Oscar, film historians will point to the final moment in 45 Years, when the camera slowly zooms to a tight close-up of her face. Around her, friends and family are celebrating a 45th wedding anniversary, and as party guests sway to “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” Rampling has stopped dancing. What’s more, she can’t even move. Without uttering a word, Rampling’s expression reveals horror, disdain and resignation. The mistress of the icy stare since her film debut 50 years ago, Rampling captures all those emotions not by twisting her face into contortions, but by allowing the camera lens to penetrate her soul, revealing her character’s worst fears. It’s a moment I still can’t shake, nearly five months since first seeing 45 Years at its North American premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival. Just prior to their Toronto appearance, Rampling and co-star Tom Courtenay picked up Best Actor and Actress prizes from the Berlin InterCharlotte Rampling on the dominance of Caucasian Oscar nominees: “Do we take from this that there should be lots national Film Festival. Since then, Rampling has of minorities everywhere?” filled her trophy shelf with Best Actress honors from the Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Anher cause,” he wrote. “They will not go well with geles Film Critics Association, the (U.S.) National burned up the Internet since its invention. So it American Oscar voters at all.” shouldn’t have come as a terrible surprise when Society of Film Critics, the London Film Critics’ Rampling has since tried to walk back her Rampling, asked to comment on the outcry over Circle and the European Film Awards. original remarks telling CBS News, “I regret that this year’s Oscar nominees being all-Caucasian, A fashion icon of the swinging ’60s, her film my comments could have been misinterpreted.” said in a Jan. 22 French radio inresume boasts amazing variety: All of this is a nasty shame on two counts: First terview that the outcry was actually Georgy Girl (1966); The Damned off, Rampling’s original comments were nothing “racist against whites.” (1969); Farewell, My Lovely (1975); 45 YEARS (R) “One can never really know, but short of ignorant. An apology was necessary but Stardust Memories (1980); and The Opens Friday, Feb. 5 at instead of apologizing, Rampling put the resometimes maybe black actors did Verdict (1982). The Flicks sponsibility on listeners for “misinterpreting” her not deserve to make the final list,” It was her performance in 1974’s Starring Charlotte RamRampling told radio station Europe remarks. Shame on her. Second, the controversy The Night Porter that caused more pling, Tom Courtenay has cast a shadow across 45 Years, a superb film 1. “Do we have to take from this than its share of scandal—a wicked Directed and written by that there should be lots of minori- that is about to go wide to American audiences waltz in what would be Rampling’s Andrew Haigh and open in Boise this coming week. ties everywhere?” lifelong dance with controversy. To that end, I’m torn. Rampling has now When the French interviewer The Night Porter’s sadomasochisjoined a short list of actors/directors/writers with reminded Rampling that black tic tale, and particularly Rampling’s whom I cannot separate art from the artist— actors are a minority in Hollywood, she replied, portrayal of a concentration camp survivor who Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Elia Kazan are “No comment.” engages in a kinky relationship with a former on that list. Within hours of the broadcast, the Internet camp guard, was dubbed “romantic pornography” That said, I highly recommend that you see 45 by The New York Times and “despicable” by Roger blew up. Matt Mueller, editor of Screen InternaYears. Rampling is magnificent and perhaps Oscar tional, wrote that Rampling’s remarks probably Ebert. worthy. As for her personal fortunes? To borrow torpedoed her Oscar chances. Nonetheless, the image of a topless Rampling “Certainly these comments aren’t going to help her phrase: no comment. in an SS cap, baggy pants and suspenders, has 24 | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2015 | BOISEweekly



Palestinian comic on losing everything and gaining acceptance MARCIA FRANKLIN

Mohammed “Mo” Amer, 34, fled Kuwait with his family in 1990 during the Gulf War and settled in Texas. He became mesmerized with comedy when he first saw Bill Cosby perform and started his own comedy career after high school (he opened for Dave Chappelle in Boise last September). Amer performs all over the world, including for American troops. Amer started his comedy career after high school and is now one of a growing number of popular Muslim-American and Arab-American comedians, whose ranks include Dave Chappelle (for whom Amer headlined in Boise in September, 2015), Dean Obeidallah, Maysoon Zayid and Preacher Moss. He’s performed all over the world, including for American troops. Since May, 2015, Amer has been touring his one-man show, Legally Homeless,”which plays off the absurdities he experienced as a refugee for nearly 20 years until he became an American citizen in 2009. On Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at Boise State University, Amer will give the keynote address and perform at the annual conference of the Idaho Office for Refugees. In March, he’ll travel to Tunisia as part of a U.S. State Departmentsponsored cultural exchange. Boise Weekly spoke to Amer by phone in advance of his appearance in Boise. Did you know before you were contacted to do this event that Boise is a preferred resettlement area for refugees? I had no idea. It totally left-fielded me. It just blew me away. Because you were a refugee yourself, do these types of events hold a special place for you? I experienced it firsthand. I had to flee Kuwait with a refugee travel document, went through the process of having to migrate to another country, go through that legal system, learn it, assimilate culturally, try to understand what’s happening, what the references were. You have to really, really dig deep to adjust. It’s something I’m very, very passionate about for sure. Are we on the cusp of seeing an increased popularity of Muslim-American comics? I definitely feel like it’s a necessary bridge that BOISE WEEKLY.COM

needs to happen … people are starving to know about Arab culture. They really are very ignorant to it and don’t know it very well. So it’s really, really necessary that we do that. All of the sudden you see hummus everywhere. Hummus is a thing now. It seems like whoever we’re beefing with, we really like their food. What message will you have for your Feb. 9 audience? Anything you can do is possible; 100 percent. It’s not the end. Somebody always has it worse. I know it sounds really cliché, but you have to every day do something functional to hit that goal and it will happen. And one thing that I’ll cherish from what I saw as a really negative and horrible experience, which was being uprooted in war. Everything was gone. Everything is just material. You experience the world really differently. And the more time that goes by, the more you smile at adversity. Do you think comedy can reach those who are fearful of refugees? Some people just think they’re right, and even though they know they’re wrong, they can’t admit they’re wrong. But I think it’s a small minority that feels that way. So I believe that it’s really effective from that standpoint, that it can really share an experience or give them an experience with somebody they’ve never sat with before. You toured in Egypt around the time of the uprisings. How do you feel about performing in Tunisia, where the Arab Spring seems to have been more successful? I find it to be really fascinating to actually have the opportunity to tour Tunisia after all that and see what the vibe is. Super, super excited for that. It really does create a bond and plant seeds. There really are only two indigenous art forms to America—jazz and standup. So seeing the Arab countries birth some standup comedians is really exciting. What do you hope people will take away from your performance? I hope they think it’s really funny. That’s No. 1. That’s the most important thing to me, honestly. But if you can make them laugh and think, then you’ve really got something. BOISEweekly | FEBRUARY 3–9, 2016 | 25


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1 Steak cut 2 “The Old Lion” storyteller 3 Overhead items 4 Always 5 Break

6 Berry that’s much sought after? 7 Musical documentary/biopic of 2015 8 Smears 9 Stick in the ground? 10 News sensation of 10/4/1957 11 Ocean State sch. 12 Ballet dancer’s support 13 10, say 14 Bag carrier 15 Ones doing demos, maybe 16 Bay Area newspaper 17 Suggest 18 Promos 24 Wedding expense 25 Computer command 33 Court stat 35 Infection fighter 36 “Forrest Gump” setting, for short 37 Longtime Olympics TV host 39 Conjugation factors 40 Mulishness 42 Squirreled away 43 Trysters 44 Witticism 45 With 70-Across, member of Hollywood’s Frat Pack 47 Blathers 48 Old-timey footwear accessory 51 Dish that’s stirred constantly when being made 52 Neighbors of Fijians 54 Guard 57 Soul singer Baker 58 Nadir 59 Herringbone, for example 63 Tried to avoid a tag, say 64 Defender of Troy 65 Clear, as a channel 67 Belt mark

98 “The best is ____ come” 99 Impurity 101 Graceful bird 102 Hazard for high heels 103 1961 Charlton Heston title role 104 Fort ____, Fla. 108 Penny ____ 109 Commuter option 111 Alternatively 114 Big name in camping gear 115 Strands in a lab

69 Parlor piece 71 Held in high esteem 74 Super Bowl-winning coach Carroll 76 Target of a curfew, maybe 78 Old Southwest outlaw 79 Title chameleon of a 2011 animated film 80 Fraternity letters 81 Throw a monkey wrench into 82 Concert V.I.P. 86 Masculine icon 87 Poetic twilight 89 Low-quality material, in a saying 91 Unsmilingly 93 Attacks 95 Opposing voice 96 Count (on) L A S T P O S E D S C A M P A M B I T M A N





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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: LANE DEE JOHNSON. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1521472 NOTICE OF HEARING A Petition to change the name of Lane Dee Johnson, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The petition proposes that his/her name be changed to Lane Dee Seward because that is the name he has been known by all his life. The petition will be heard on the 1st day of March, 2016, at the hour of 1:30 p.m. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. WITNESS my hand and seal of said District Court this 29 day of December, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible’s Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. “Show me your glory, please,” the prophet says to his deity, who’s hiding. “You cannot see my face,” God replies, “but I will show you my back parts.” That’s good enough for Moses. He agrees. I hope that you, too, will be satisfied with a tantalizingly partial epiphany, Aries. I’m pretty sure that if you ask nicely, you can get a glimpse of a splendor that’s as meaningful to you as God was to Moses. It may only be the “back parts,” but that should still stir you and enrich you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The archaic English word “quaintrelle” refers to a woman who treats her life as a work of art. She is passionate about cultivating beauty and pleasure and wit in everything she is and does. But she’s not a narcissistic socialite. She’s not a snooty slave to elitist notions of style. Her aim is higher and sweeter: to be an impeccable, well-crafted fount of inspiration and blessings. I propose we resuscitate and tinker with this term, and make it available to you. In 2016, you Tauruses of all genders will be inclined to incorporate elements of the quaintrelle, and you will also be skilled at doing so. If you have not yet dived into this fun work, start now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sufi teacher (and Gemini) Idries Shah offered this teaching: “They say that when Fortune knocks, you should open the door. But why should you make Fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?” Let’s make this your featured meditation, Gemini. If there is anywhere in your life where proverbial doors are shut—either in the world outside of you or the world inside of you—unlock them and open them wide. Make it easy for Fortune to reach you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Many Cancerians harbor a chronic ache of melancholy about what they’re missing. The unavailable experience in question could be an adventure they wish they were having or an absent ally they long to be near or a goal they wish they had time to pursue. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can harness the chronic ache. In fact, it’s your birthright as a Cancerian to do so. If you summon the willpower to pull yourself up out of the melancholy, you can turn its mild poison into a fuel that drives you to get at least some of what you’ve been missing. Now is a favorable time to do just that. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): How will the next chapter of your story unfold? I suspect there are two possible scenarios. In one version, the abundance of choices

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overwhelms you. You get bogged down in an exciting but debilitating muddle, and become frazzled, frenetic and overwrought. In the other possible scenario, you navigate your way through the lavish freedom with finesse. Your intuition reveals exactly how to make good use of the fertile contradictions. You’re crafty, adaptable and effective. So which way will you go? How will the tale unfold? I think it’s completely up to you. Blind fate will have little to do with it. For best results, all you have to do is stay in close touch with the shining vision of what you really want.

says Irish writer Colum McCann. Normally I wouldn’t dream of encouraging you to make the same declaration, Libra. My instinct is to help you do everything necessary to maintain harmony. But now is one of those rare times when you can thrive on what happens when you become a bit tilted or uneven or irregular. That’s because the influences that unbalance you will be the same influences that tickle your fancy and charge your batteries and ring your bell and sizzle your bacon.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “To hell with my suffering,” wrote Arthur Rimbaud in his poem “May Banners.” I suggest you make that your mantra for now. Anytime you feel a sour thought impinging on your perceptions, say, “To hell with my suffering.” Then immediately follow it up with an expostulation from another Rimbaud poem, “It’s all too beautiful.” Be ruthless about this, Virgo. If you sense an imminent outbreak of pettiness, or if a critical voice in your head blurts out a curse, or if a pesky ghost nags you, simply say, “To hell with my suffering,” and then, “It’s all too beautiful.” In this way, you can take advantage of the fact that you now have more power over your emotional pain than usual.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The African Association was a 19th century British group dedicated to exploring West Africa. Its members hoped to remedy Europeans’ ignorance about the region’s geography. In one of the Association’s most ambitious projects, it commissioned an adventurer named Henry Nicholls to discover the origin and chart the course of the legendary Niger River. Nicholls and his crew set out by ship in their quest, traveling north up a river that emptied into the Gulf of Guinea. They didn’t realize, and never figured out, that they were already on the Niger River. I’m wondering if there’s a comparable situation going on in your life, Scorpio. You may be looking for something that you have already found.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I like people who unbalance me,”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Richard P. Feynman was a brilliant

physicist who won a Nobel Prize in 1965 for his pioneering work in quantum electrodynamics. He also played the bongo drums and was a competent artist. Excessive pride was not a problem for him. “I’m smart enough to know that I’m dumb,” he testified. “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” I suggest you adopt him as your role model for the next two weeks, Sagittarius. All of us need periodic reminders that we’ve got a lot to learn, and this is your time. Be extra vigilant in protecting yourself from your own misinformation and misdirection. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain has a TV show that enables him to travel the globe indulging in his love of exotic cuisine. He takes his sensual delights seriously. In Charleston, S.C., he was ecstatic to experience the flavorful bliss of soft-shell crab with lemon pasta and shaved bottarga. “Frankly,” he told his dining companion, “I’d slit my best friend’s throat for this.” Bourdain was exaggerating for comic effect, but I’m concerned you may actually feel that strongly about the gratifications that are almost within your grasp. I have no problem with you getting super intense in pursuit of your enjoyment, but please stop short of taking extreme measures. You know why.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may sometimes be drawn to people or places or ideas long before they can give you their gifts. Although you sense their potential value, you might have to ripen before you’ll be ready to receive their full bounty. Here’s how author Elias Canetti expressed it: “There are books that one has for 20 years without reading them, that one always keeps at hand, yet one carefully refrains from reading even a complete sentence. Then after 20 years, there comes a moment when suddenly, as though under a high compulsion, one cannot help taking in such a book from beginning to end, at one sitting: it is like a revelation.” I foresee a comparable transition happening for you, Aquarius. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Leaning Tower of Pisa is eight stories high, including its belfry, and tilts sideways at a 4-degree angle. When builders started construction back in 1173, they laid a weak foundation in unstable soil, and the building has never stood straight since then. Yet it is the most lucrative tourist attraction in the city of Pisa, and one of the Top10 in Italy. Its flaw is the source of its fame and glory. What’s the equivalent in your world, Pisces? Now is a favorable time to take new or extra advantage of something you consider imperfect or blemished.


PUB January 13, 20, 27, and February 03, 2016. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Blair Ellis Budine. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1521603 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Blair Ellis Budine, 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 Blair Ellis Leonard. The reason for the change in name is: Leonard is the name of my mother who raised me. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on March 1, 2015 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: December 29, 2015. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk PUB January 13, 20, 27 and February 2 2016. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Shelley Donise Knudson Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1521335 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Shelley Donise Knudson, 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 Shelley Donise Matthews. The reason for the change in name is: I would like to use my first married name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on March 1, 2016 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: Dec. 29, 2015 CHRISTOPHER D. RICH


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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 2016. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Katie Marie Donaldson. Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1522033 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Katie Marie Donaldson, 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 Kathryn Amelia Hembolt. The reason for the change in name is: Professional Identity and separation of immediate family. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on March 3, 2016 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: January 6, 2016. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEBBIE NAGELE Deputy Clerk PUB Jan 20, 27, and Feb 03,10, 2016. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: DIANNE MARIE HERTEL Legal Name Case No. CV NC 1522059 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Dianne Marie Hertel, now residing in the City of Meridian, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Dianne Marie West. The reason for the change in name is: she wishes to revert to her maiden name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on MAR 29, 2016 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: JAN 11, 2016. CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: Deirdre Price Deputy Clerk PUB Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3 and 10, 2016. LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION CASE NO. CV OC 2014 21988, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA, Fiddler’s Glen Subdivision, Plaintiff, v. Noel Hust, Defendant. TO: NOEL HUST You have been sued by Fiddler’s Glen Subdivision, the Plaintiff, in the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District in and for Ada County, Idaho, Case No. CV OC 2014 21988. The nature of the claim against you is for unpaid homeowner association assessments, more particularly described in the Complaint. Any time after twenty (20) days following the last publication of this Summons, the Court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the case number, and paid any required filing fee to: Clerk of the Court, Ada County Courthouse, 200 W Front St, Boise, Idaho 83702 Telephone: (208) 287-6900 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff’s attorney at: Jeremy O. Evans of VIAL FOTHERINGHAM LLP, 12828 LaSalle Dr Ste. 101, Boise, ID 83702, Telephone 208-629-4567, Facsimile 208-392-1400. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. DATED this 14 day of January, 2016.

DEPUTY CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: /s/ ROSE WRIGHT, Deputy Clerk PUB. DATES: Feb 3, 10, 17 and 24th, 2016.

COMMUNITY BW KISS AIRPORT FOOD COURT You were wearing a black coat, had blonde hair, and a beard (I think). You were looking for something to eat and we ended up at the same restaurant. I was with my friend. Just wanted to say that you were really cute lol. I think you were looking at me but I couldn’t tell. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY! I just wanted to wish you a Happy 24th Birthday! I hope you’re having a blast in Boise and enjoying your new chapter in life! I hope you’re doing well in general and hope you are loving your new job. I’m sorry things didn’t work out between us. I wish there was something I could do to fix our friendship. I truly care for you and wish that we did not have to part like this. MORGAN AT TRADER JOES You were at TJs with a friend because you were being “ghosted.” I was in a wheelchair with a good friend. I had to go sooner than I would have liked, and I’d love to spend more time together. Call me!


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DEAR MINERVA, How do you seduce a man? —Curious and Lonely

DEAR CURIOUS AND LONELY, How to Seduce a Man by Minerva Jayne Step 1: Get up and get ready for your day. Wear whatever clothes you love. Wear your hair however you like. Put on makeup. Or not. It’s your face. Step 2: Pursue your passions. Paint if you like to paint. Go to yoga class if you like. Watch Maury if you prefer. Want to save the world? Get your sweet ass out there and do it. Step 3: Love your body. All of it. Even the parts others might hate. Especially the parts that men think they have a right to an opinion of. It’s your vessel. Cover it in tattoos if you like. Keep it bare if you like. Want plastic surgery? Get it, babe, but it must be you wanting it, not someone else’s expectation. If I had the money I would be getting the Heidi Montag special right stat. Step 4: Be authentic. Step 5: Don’t. Seduction is the dishonest way and suggests manipulation and trickery. In 2016 you don’t want to be stuck in the position, or any of the positions the Kama Sutra outlines, where things are not aboveboard. The best way to attract a man is to be yourself (see steps 1-4). SUBMIT questions to Minerva’s Breakdown at or mail them to Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. All submissions remain anonymous.

$837 MILLION Total amount of money raised by Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in 2015 (Center for Public Integrity)

Local company Sibbz Longboards has made a name for itself by crafting top-notch custom skateboards. Now, owner Tyson Sibbett may find himself a topic of conversation among interior designers and oenophiles, with the launch of Woodz Barrel Board Company, where Sibbett crafts custom boards—and, this spring, furniture from whiskey and wine barrels. Sibbz Operations Manager Courtney Sibbett said though Woodz is a separate entity, it’s like Sibbz’ “little brother.” They have a similar logo (Sibbz is a bird wearing a crown; Woodz is an owl with a crown) and Woodz also sources locally, Prices vary with barrels from Sockeye. “In the next year, we plan to be using 20-50 barrels per month,” Courtney said, adding they use every part of the barrel except the metal ring, even using barrel tops and bottoms to make signage for any retail outlets that will be carrying Woodz designs. With the kind of clients who’ve bought custom Sibbz boards—Tech 9 and Ziggy Marley, for example—telling people about them, Woodz may need a whole lot of barrel tops. —Amy Atkins

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FROM THE BW POLL VAULT Which presidential candidate do you support? 6.93% Donald Trump 1.24% Ted Cruz 1.98% Marco Rubio Jeb Bush 0% Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton 1.73% Martin O'Malley Ben Carson 0.74% Chris Christie 0.25% John Kasich 0.99% Rand Paul 3.47% Carly Fiorina 0.25% Mike Huckabee 0.25% Rick Santorum 0.50%

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Number of U.S. presidents whose portraits could be seen hanging on FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner’s office in The X-Files, 1993-2016

Number of episodes of The X-Files over 10 seasons

Number of presidents portrayed on The X-Files: George W. Bush in a 2001 episode, “The Truth,” played by Gary Newton

Number of viewers who tuned into the premiere episode of X-Files Season 10 on Jan. 24

Number of voters who turned out to the polls in the 2012 presidential primary elections

(Entertainment Weekly)

(Bipartisan Policy Center)

Combined worldwide box office receipts for The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Estimated combined total funds raised by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Jeb Bush, the two biggest fund raisers

(The X-Files Wiki)

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(The X-Files Wiki)

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