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Top Flicks of ’16 Boise Weekly’s annual Oscar bracket for best movie of the year

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EDITOR’S NOTE DRINK, BINGE-WATCH AND BE MERRY As much as cozy homebound togetherness and fuzzy spiritual feelings of gratitude for a year well lived, the holiday season is about consuming stuff your doctor has told you not to and watching a grip of TV. In honor of the impending holidays (and to preempt any “Christmas Warriors,” the first night of Hanukkah falls on Dec. 24 this year and Kwanzaa, as always, is Dec. 26), this week, Boise Weekly devotes a good chunk of space to a pair of twin activities: drinking unhealthy drinks and binging on the boob-tube. On Page 12, BW Screen Guru George Prentice unveils his annual Oscar Awards bracket, which offers his picks for the top films of the year and invites readers to play along with their own favorites for the coveted statuette. On Page 18, Associate Publisher (and avowed Netflix junkie) Amy Atkins gives her rundown on some of the must-watch shows streaming over the holidays. Feeling thirsty? We set a pair of our interns loose on the coffee houses of Boise to profile a cross-section of over-the-top coffee drinks perfect for keeping you going through all the rigamarole of the season. Find their buzz-worthy profiles on Page 20. There are also a ton of holiday parties, concerts and events around town in the days leading up to and after the big holiday weekend, and you can find all the info you need starting on Page 7—however, you won’t find it through our third-party On the Town app, as we’ve decided to discontinue the service in favor of our own events listings. Let us know if you have any questions. Speaking of getting out and about, that’s where we’ll be—or anywhere other than BWHQ—after we close the office Thursday, Dec. 22-Monday, Jan. 2. We apologize (sorry, not sorry) for any inconvenience. —Zach Hagadone

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How agriculture in Ada County is being edged off the map “It’s a good bet [weather systems] will bring us more snow between Christmas and New Year’s.”

HARRISON BERRY A black cat hunted in the mowed stubble, slinking through shadows cast by the trees growing along an empty irrigation ditch at Spaulding Ranch. Farmed continuously from the 1890s to the 1990s, the 20-acre parcel adjacent to Capitol High School is now surrounded by homes. The city of Boise owns the land and, though its plans for the acquisition are still in flux, city leaders hope to use it to educate the public on agriculture within city limits. “The plan is to preserve and retain the structures that are on site … to remodel and use for classrooms or an exhibit,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We have a really cool barn to the south of the house that really has some great educational opportunities for turn-of-the-century farming practices.” The city acquired Spaulding Ranch in October as part of a land swap with Los Angelesbased development company Local Construct. Since then, Boise Parks and Rec has conducted minor refurbishment and repair work on the buildings while a public process determines exactly how the land and structures will be used. Holloway said neighbors want to keep the ranch as an open space and not “turn it into a typical ‘park.’” The outcome of the public process is unlikely to make Spaulding Ranch a commercial farm again. Instead, it will be a museum piece—a reminder of a bygone way of life in Ada County, before housing developments and urban sprawl have more than halved the amount of farmland since World War II. County planners, nonprofits and farmers, however, are keeping the issue alive. As Ada County develops its comprehensive plan for development through 2025, a handful of farmers and advocates are pressing for protections to preserve farmers’ livelihoods, access to locally grown foods and open spaces. “Right now, Boise’s considered one of the best cities with a great quality of life. No doubt, because it has all these open spaces, but it’s not going to stay that way if our whole valley looks like the stretch between Boise and Nampa,” said Josie Erskine, who serves as district manager of the Ada County Soil and Water Conservation District and co-owner of Peaceful Belly Farm. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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The 20-acre Spaulding Ranch in the West Bench neighborhood of Boise is an artifact of Ada County’s long agricultural history—a history farmers and advocates are working to preserve and advance.

Agriculture has long been central part of the Gem State economy, especially in southern Idaho. A 2012 census conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed there were almost 25,000 farms covering nearly 11.8 million acres in Idaho—up from almost 11.5 million acres in 2007. In Ada County, however, farming has been on the decline. In 1939, more than 17 percent of the county was being used for agricultural purposes. By 2014, it was less than 8 percent. The culprits are urban growth and housing developments as the population of the Treasure Valley has ballooned. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 206,000 people living in Ada County in 1990. A decade later, there were almost 301,000 residents. The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho projects Ada County will have as many as 675,000 residents by 2040, with upwards of 60,000 people living in unincorporated areas. Vince Matthews, Idaho state statistician for the USDA, said unlike neighboring counties where agriculture is thriving, Ada County is particularly susceptible to pressures that diminish farming. “Urbanization pressures tend to shift away from farming altogether. Some of those that remain are compressed,” Matthews said. “I think the difference between Ada County and Canyon [County] is there’s still farmland out there that isn’t being impinged upon by the urban fringe, so they’re remaining the size that they have been.” The population of Canyon County has grown as well, but trends in the number of

agricultural operations and farm sizes in both counties differ widely. In a 2002 farm census, USDA counted 2,233 and 1,420 farms in Canyon County and Ada County, respectively. A decade later, Canyon County had added almost 100 individual farms and Ada County had lost nearly 200. Farms also tend to be larger. In 2002, there were 1,915 farms between one and 179 acres in size in Canyon County, compared to 1,287 in Ada County. In 2012, there were 1,148 farms in that size range in Ada County and 2,025 in Canyon County. For Matthews, subdivisions in places like Boise, Meridian and Kuna have reduced connectivity between farms and unleashed economic forces that have caused them to cede ground—literally. “It starts a downward path because the more houses that are closer to farmland, the harder it is to farm that remaining land, and farmers start making decisions about whether they’re going to farm their land or sell it so someone can build houses,” he said. Erskine hopes to stall or even reverse that trend. As Ada County prepares to implement its 2025 Comprehensive Plan, she has lobbied for the county to take decisive action to protect farmers in order to preserve agriculture as a way of life, but she said there are side benefits to keeping farming in Ada County. “Ag land provides an essential quality of life for people. It’s the same quality of life that, say, within five minutes you 6 can be on a bike trail,” she said. Erskine’s wish-list includes the cre-

Experts are predicting an all-time high number of travelers this season—as many as 514,000 Idahoans are expected to fill the highways and skyways through Christmas and New Year’s. Meteorologist Jay Breidenbach, of the National Weather Service in Boise, is the go-to guy when it comes to questions about whether we’ll have a white Christmas. “Let’s call it ‘active weather,’” Breidenbach said, perusing the radar, satellite and other gadgets that help him craft short- and long-term forecasts. “That nasty mix of snow and rain that we had early in the week? It looks like it’s on its way out, and the next system that we’re looking at should approach us on Christmas Eve.” Breidenbach said there were several storm systems lined up in the Pacific Ocean that could continue to dump more snow on the region to the delight of skiers and families who hope to go sledding in Camel’s Back Park. “I think we should keep a close eye on those weather systems. It’s a good bet that they’ll bring us more snow between Christmas and New Year’s Day,” said Breidenbach. They may, but it won’t be anything like in 1998, when Boise saw more than six inches of new snow fall on Christmas Day, making it Boise’s snowiest Christmas ever, per NWS records dating back to 1877. The record for Boise’s coldest Christmas was set in 1990, when temperatures dropped to 20-below zero. “I don’t think we’ll be seeing anything on Christmas like the bitter cold weather that we saw the week before Christmas,” said Breidenbach. “We’ve warmed up a little bit in Boise to the 20s, but it won’t be as close to zero degrees as we saw a week ago.” There probably won’t be any records broken, either. According to the history books, Boiseans could have been gardening instead of sledding on Dec. 25, 1885, when it was a balmy 60 degrees. —George Prentice BOISEweeklycDECEMBER 21–27, 2016c5


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ation of a county-run panel or task force dedicated to addressing agricultural issues, a survey of farmland conducted by an entity like the National Resources Conservation Service, earmarking an “agricultural corridor” that would improve farmland connectivity and the issuance of land easements to encourage farmers to continue using their land for food production. Agricultural easements are near the top of her list. Easements are incredibly complicated, involving three parties, including the NRCS, farmers and usually a nonprofit, to donate or purchase the use of land in perpetuity. The applications are then scored based on a slew of factors, with lands threatened by development being given some preference. “One of the criteria on our ranking sheet is the threat of development,” said NRCS Easement Coordinator Wade Brown. “That kind of property is going to get that maximum points for threat of development. All things being equal, that’s the kind of property that’s going to get funded.” Brown said agricultural and environmental easements have been acquired across Idaho, and farmlands in Ada County would score highly on the NRCS easement checklist on account of being at particular risk from development. So far, that hasn’t happened. “I can tell you right off the get-go we have no easements in Ada County,” Brown said. “That’s historically, since we started the easement program. We’ve never closed an easement in Ada.” Typically, NRCS works with third-party organizations that would serve as an intermediary between it and the landowner. In the past, those have included nonprofits like The Land Trust or The Nature Conservancy. The prospect of working with a county to obtain easements would be novel. “That sounds like a very interesting route to take,” Brown said. “It’s interesting from the standpoint that easements—and this is just my opinion—would allow landowners to retain ownership to their ground but also be paid for those conservation values that we’d be easing within them.” As Ada County began developing its 2025 Comprehensive Plan, it sought public input on what its development priorities should be. Agricultural and open spaces preservation ranked just behind curbing traffic noise at the top of the list, prompting commissioners and plan developers to take a hard look at the issue. “Behind traffic, it emerged in the top two or three,” said Ada County Community and Regional Planner Megan Basham. “Traffic was pretty loud. Right behind it, open space and agriculture preservation. We just kept hearing that over and over again. It was fairly loud.” Ada County consulted with Denver-based BBC Research, which provides economic

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A public process will determine what the city of Boise will do with the 20-acre Spaulding Ranch.

analyses to clients across the country. BBC developed what Basham calls the “Ag Toolkit,” which includes a variety of potential solutions ranging from forming an agricultural coordination panel or paid position, and using easements or a similar process of purchasing development rights from farmers. BBC led a community planning session on the subject in February 2016, and the county is currently soliciting public opinion on how it should proceed. “This is really just a jumping off point for Ada County,” Basham said. “We haven’t said, ‘Oh, we’re doing this, we’re doing that.’ We’re just getting the discussion started. We don’t have a specific path forward yet.” The next step for the county is to finalize the public process and run the results past Ada County administrators and the commission. That includes gathering data on agriculture and seeking funding sources for programs in the toolbox, as well as looking to other cities, counties and regions that have successfully found ways to hold back advancing urbanization to protect rangelands, farms and other open spaces. Basham said she has been researching purchasing land use development rights, which she said are increasingly popular and “almost interchangeable” with easements. She noted the most successful programs across the nation include preservation boards. The benefit of a preservation board, she said, is precedent. “We’re looking at forming a task force, and Ada County would probably have a staff liaison to that board,” she said. “That’s what

our plan currently has in it. Ada County has an open space task force; it’d be something similar to that.” Agricultural preservation hasn’t been a priority for the county historically, and it barely factored into the creation of its 2007 comprehensive plan. The role it will play in the plan currently under development is unprecedented. “It’s not something the county has actively pursued in the past, and in that sense it is doing some catching up,” Basham said. It could be 12 to 24 months before a plan is finalized and the public starts seeing the results of the county’s work in that area. Meanwhile, developers and other parties continue to purchase farmlands across Ada County, adding to the pressures felt by local farmers. For farmers like Erskine, the county’s time frame for enacting a plan is too long. “What the public is saying is, ‘Do something,’ but how they’re working is, they have to run it through this and that, and it’s, like, you’re talking four and five years down the road,” she said. “It’s going to disappear before a solution is put in place.” At Spaulding Ranch, a flock of small birds perched atop leafless trees in the waning light of day, then took flight in unison, abandoning their view of the former farm, the West Bench and, far below, Garden City. For a century, the land there was tilled and bore fruit before busy streets and mid-century homes finally surrounded it. While its neighbors have told the city they’d like to keep the ranch an open space, farmers in Ada County are fighting to avoid its fate. BOISE WEEKLY.COM


CALENDAR WEDNESDAY DEC. 21 Festivals & Events GARDEN CITY SANTA PARADE—Join the Garden City Police and Boise Fire departments to welcome Santa to Garden City at the following locations (all times approximate): 6 p.m. Learning Lab, 308 E. 36th St.; 6:15 p.m. Intersection of 40th and Adams; 6:30 p.m. Riverview Estates, 4816 Adams; 6:45 p.m. Garden City Police Department, 301 E. 50th St.; 7:15 p.m. Boulder Creek Apartments, 5713 N. Garrett St.; 7:30 p.m. Garden City Hall, 6015 N. Glenwood St.; 7:45 p.m. Shannon Glen Apartments, 10140 W. Charlie Lane. 6-8 p.m. FREE. gardencitypolice.org. MATTER SPLATTER—The Discovery Center of Idaho’s new one-of-akind exhibition provides hands-on science fun and the opportunity to “Take Matter Into Your Own

Hands.” Mondays-Saturdays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-$10. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895, dcidaho.org. WINTER GARDEN AGLOW— Idaho Botanical Garden marks 20 years of Winter Garden aGlow with 300,000 bulbs illuminating animated displays, model trains, live music and the occasional surprise visit from the likes of Prancer and Santa himself. Open daily through New Year’s Day. 6-9 p.m. FREE-$10. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org/events/ winter-garden-aglow-2.

On Stage 10TH ANNUAL HOT DOG HOLIDAY—Local musicians donate their time and talent to benefit the Corpus Christi House. Featuring Doubting Thomas and The Heretics, Ben the Drunken Poet, The Meatballs, Central City Music Company, The Sneez, The Sun Cat Brothers, and Hot Dog

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Sandwich. 8 p.m. $3. The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise, 208-3420176, theolympicboise.com. COMPANY OF FOOLS: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org/companyoffools. PLAYHOUSE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER AND SHOW—Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, 7:30 p.m. for show only. 6:30 p.m. $20-$40. The Playhouse Boise (formerly AEN Playhouse), 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-779-0092, playhouseboise.com. XTREME HOLIDAY XTRAVAGANZA 11—You don’t want to miss the 2016 edition of the wonderfully irreverent and wacky holiday variety show. Hosted by Curtis Stigers and Jodi Peterson, the 11th annual Xtravaganza features many of Boise’s most talented musicians, dancers, comedians and community leaders. All proceeds benefit Interfaith Sanctuary. 6:30 p.m. $35-$150. Egyptian

Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-387-1273, curtisstigers.com.

Talks & Lectures STAR OF BETHLEHEM—6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. T.C. Bird Planetarium, 8055 Goddard Road, Boise, 208-322-3881.

Sports & Fitness ANTHONY LAKES OPEN DAILY—9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE-$35. Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, 47500 Anthony Lake Hwy., North Powder, 541-856-3277, anthonylakes.com. BOGUS BASIN OPEN DAILY—10 a.m.-10 p.m. $10-$59. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208332-5100, bogusbasin.org. BRUNDAGE OPEN DAILY—9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $16-$64. Brundage Mountain Resort, 3890 Goose

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Lake Road, McCall, 1-800-8887544, brundage.com. POMERELLE OPEN DAILY—9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-$50. Pomerelle Mountain Resort, 961 E. Howell Canyon Road, Albion, 208-6735599, pomerelle.com. 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 1-800786-8259, sunvalley.com. TAMARACK OPEN DAILY—9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE-$69. Tamarack Resort, 2099 W. Mountain Road (off Hwy. 55, Donnelly, 208-3251000, tamarackidaho.com.

THURSDAY DEC. 22 On Stage BCT: A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—Due to popular demand, four additional shows have been added on Thursday, Dec. 22, and

Friday, Dec. 23. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available in the lobby for all four shows. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $16-$34. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. COMEDIAN SEAN PEABODY—8 p.m. $10. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. COMPANY OF FOOLS: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS—3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20-$35. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, traditionsofchristmasnw.com. XTREME HOLIDAY XTRAVAGANZA 11— 6:30 p.m. $35-$150. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, 208-3871273, curtisstigers.com.

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If you haven’t been to a Hot Dog Holiday party before, now’s the time to ketch-up. Not only is it a party full of primo punk rock, this annual concert is for a good cause: proceeds are donated to Corpus Christi House, a day shelter for Boise’s homeless. This year’s lineup of local bands includes Doubting Thomas & The Heretics, Ben the Drunken Poet, The Meatballs, Central City Music Company, The Sneez, The Sun Cat Brothers and, of course, Bart and Stephanie Bell, aka Hot Dog Sandwich. Instead of doing a food drive this year, HDS is offering $1 off the already low admission price of $3 for anyone who brings donations of toothbrushes, travel-sized toiletries, and other personal items. If you relish the idea of warm fuzzies and cool tunes, get your buns in gear and don’t miss the Hot Dog Holiday. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $3. The Olympic, 1009 Main St., 208-342-0176, theolympicboise.com

Fans of football and french fries, rejoice—for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is upon us. Whether you go for the athletics or the free fries at the pre-game party or both is up to you. Before the showdown between the University of Idaho Vandals and the Colorado State Rams, ticket-holders are invited to a host of gameday shenanigans including live music from country band Jensen Buck, sightings of Santa Claus, the Big Idaho Potato truck and family friendly games. At FitOne Family Field Day, kids and adults alike can compete in football drills to see who would be most likely to play on the Smurf Turf—and the first 200 people who show up get a free scarf. Plus, with the donation of a canned food item, parking is free in the campus garages. Pre-game activities: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Kickoff: 5 p.m. $20-$100. Albertsons Stadium, 1400 Bronco Lane, 208-426-4737, famousidahopotatobowl.com.

This year, your pre-teens could become engineers. They could discover an appetite for international exploration. They could be anointed as padawans and train in the art of the Force. Pretty much anything is possible in the YMCA winter-break workshops for kids ages 6-12. Projects range from building motorized robots in “Battlebots” camp and crafting lightsabers in “Jedi” camp, to swimming, biking, rock climbing and other athletic workshops. Most camps are designed for tweens and teens, but even the youngest of the clan (ages 3-6) can craft and practice sports in the“super silly” Pre-K Adventure camp, while youth up to age 16 can get their game on in a three-day Youth Triathlon workshop. Hours and locations vary, so check the Treasure Valley YMCA website. Financial assistance available but hurry, spots fill quickly. Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-6; times vary; $60-$165. Locations vary, ymcatvidaho.org.

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CALENDAR Talks & Lectures IDAHO CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE: HOW TO RESIST ISLAMOPHOBIA WITH MOJI AGHA—Join the Idaho Campaign Nonviolence to hear Moji Agha, a Sufi Muslim, speak about resisting Islamophobia. Agha is an Iranian-American returning from North Dakota’s Standing Rock struggle. He’ll answer questions and give a first-hand update on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. RSVP to icnv@galus.us. Free parking available in the Lincoln Garage. 7-10 p.m. By donation. Boise State Student Union Lookout Room, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208426-2468. STAR OF BETHLEHEM—6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. T.C. Bird Planetarium, 8055 Goddard Rd., Boise. 208-322-3881.

Sports & Fitness FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL—The 20th edition of the country’s northernmost college bowl game, featuring the University of Idaho Vandals against the Colorado State Rams, kicks off at Albertsons Stadium. 5 p.m. $20-$100. Boise State Broncos Albertsons Stadium, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-4737, famousidahopotatobowl.com.

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WINTER WONDERLAND—Start a family tradition with the very first Twin Oaks Farms Winter Wonderland. 4-11 p.m. $12. Twin Oaks Farms, 4000 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-939-6373, idahoswinterwonderland.com.

On Stage BCT: A NIGHTTIME SURVIVAL GUIDE—2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $16$34. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-3319224, bctheater.org. COMEDIAN SEAN PEABODY—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV— Teams of comics battle for laughs. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., 208991-4746, boisecomedy.com. COMPANY OF FOOLS: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. JINGLE JAMBOREE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA—Kick off your Christmas weekend with bar games, comedy shorts and live music. Hosted by Minerva Jayne

with live performances by The Acid Guide Service, Dedicated Servers, Glenn Mantang and the GOV, Lounge on Fire, Mantooth, Mighty Band of Microbes, Travelin’ Miles, DJ Sage and more. Proceeds benefit the homeless. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, 208-343-0886. TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS—3 p.m. $20-$35. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, traditionsofchristmasnw.com.

Talks & Lectures STAR OF BETHLEHEM—6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. T.C. Bird Planetarium, 8055 Goddard Rd., Boise. 208-322-3881.

Odds & Ends SALSA DANCING—Dance to the best Latin Tropical music from the best local DJs: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia. Beginner lessons 8:30-9:30 p.m.; open dancing until 1 a.m. Fridays, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Continues through Jan. 13. $5-$8. Ochos Boise, 515 W. Idaho St., Boise, tangoboise.com/ ochos.

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THE BISHOPS’ HOUSE VICTORIAN HOLIDAY OPEN PARLORS—The Bishops’ House opens each holiday season to spread a little old-fashioned cheer. Enjoy vintage decorations, 12 stunning Christmas trees and a cup of complimentary spiced cider. You can also shop the holiday gift tables, decorate an elf hat and participate in a scavenger hunt. Proceeds benefit The Friends of The Bishops’ House for preserving and sustaining this historic home. 4-8 p.m. FREE-$5. Bishops’ House, 2420 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-342-3279, thebishopshouse.com. HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S FUGLY NIGHTMARE B4 CHRISTMAS PARTY— Wear your worst sweater and maybe win cool swag and the Ugliest Christmas Sweater of Awesomeness Trophy. Categories for Win, Place and Showoff, Most Creative and Most Bling. Bad art and bad albums for runners-up. You’ll enjoy $1 Sally’s Potion Shots and Ugly Sweater martini specials. With the Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m.-close. 9 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, 208-345-7557.

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CALENDAR SATURDAY DEC. 24 Festivals & Events MODEL RAILROAD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE—Join the Old Boise N Scale Model Railroad Club to see a variety of model trains, including special Christmas trains, running through scenic towns, mountains and industrial areas. Saturdays through Dec. 31. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. By donation. The Pioneer Building, 106 N. Sixth St., Boise, facebook. com/oldboiserailroad. WINTER GARDEN AGLOW—6-9 p.m. FREE-$10. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. WINTER WONDERLAND—10 a.m.-11 p.m. $12. Twin Oaks Farms, 4000 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-939-6373, idahoswinterwonderland.com.

On Stage COMEDIAN SEAN PEABODY—8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-991-4746, boisecomedy. com. TREASURE VALLEY CHILDREN’S THEATER: LITTLE WOMEN—Join Treasure Valley Children’s Theater for this onehour stage adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $5. Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, 703 N. Main St., Meridian, 208-2878828, treasurevalleychildrenstheater.com/see.

Kids & Teens SMOKY MOUNTAIN PIZZERIA FREE CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY— Enjoy free pizza and sodas for the whole family, photos with Santa, free games in the game room, prizes, holiday music and

exciting activities. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill-Eagle, 127 E. State St., Eagle, 208-939-0212, smokymountainpizza.com.

Religious/Spiritual CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE—Everyone is welcome to check out the North End Collective Church’s special Christmas Eve service. 4-5:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. North End Collective Church, 1723 W. Eastman St., Boise, 208-450-3395, northendcollective.org.

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SUNDAY DEC. 25 Festivals & Events WINTER WONDERLAND—Noon-8 p.m. $12. Twin Oaks Farms, 4000 N. Eagle Road, Eagle, 208-9396373, idahoswinterwonderland. com.

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MONDAY DEC. 26 Festivals & Events ANNUAL BOISE CHRISTMAS CHURCH WALK—Enjoy a Boise holiday tradition at the annual Christmas walk at six local churches starting at 3 p.m. and ending with a Christmas Music Sing from 5:30-6 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Cathedral. The churches include First Presbyterian, Immanuel Lutheran, St. John’s, St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral and St. Paul Baptist Church. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. St. John’s Cathedral, 775 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-3511, boisecathedral.org.

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COMPANY OF FOOLS: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org.

Citizen NAMPA CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLE PROGRAM—Christmas trees may be dropped off at Kohlerlawn Cemetery Dec. 26-Jan. 11. Trees must be free of stands,

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CALENDAR lights and all ornamentation. They’ll be turned into mulch and used throughout Nampa parks and pathways. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 Sixth St. N., Nampa, 208-468-5898.

who experience hardship. You can register online, stop by the Fort Boise Community Center, or call 208-608-7680. Through April 8, 2017. Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Road, Boise. 208-608-7680, parks.cityofboise. org/register-for-classes.

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TECHNOLOGY OPEN LAB—Adults get help with email, social media, tablets, Microsoft Office, Adobe creative software, and many other technology-based questions. Drop in every Monday with your questions, or call ahead for small group instruction. In the Marion Bingham Room. Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Continues through Jan. 9. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-972-8200. boisepubliclibrary.org/calendar.

TUESDAY DEC. 27 On Stage COMPANY OF FOOLS: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE—7 p.m. $15-$35. Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey, 208-578-9122, sunvalleycenter.org. INSERT FOOT THEATER’S IMPROV JAM—Enjoy an evening of outlandish and inventive entertainment. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. PLAYHOUSE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER AND SHOW—Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, 7:30 p.m. for show only. $20-$40. The Playhouse Boise (formerly AEN Playhouse), 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-779-0092, playhouseboise.com.

Calls to Artists 2017 SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS—Artists are invited to apply for the 2017 Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival, to be held Aug. 11–13 at Atkinson Park in Ketchum. Approximately 130 artists will be chosen to exhibit through a competitive blind jury process. Applications are now available online at zapplication.org; due by midnight Tuesday, Feb. 28. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, 191 Fifth St. E., Ketchum, 208-7269491. zapplication.org. THE CABIN’S WRITERS IN THE ATTIC ANTHOLOGY—The Cabin is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Writers in the Attic writing competition. Idaho poets, fiction and nonfiction story writers are encouraged to send their work on the one-word theme, “Game.” Work will be blind judged by a local literary notable and the selected works will be published as part of the Writers in the Attic 2017 anthology. Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m., Friday, March 3. Through March 3, 2017. $10-$15. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, thecabinidaho.org.

DAISY’S MADHOUSE WILL ACT 4 FOOD—Will Act 4 Food, Daisy’s Madhouse Theatre’s annual short-play festival that benefits the Idaho Foodbank, is looking for 38 actors, seven writers, and seven director/stage manager teams. Online registration opens Dec. 16 and the festival rehearsals and performance will be on Jan. 28 at Boise Little Theater. For full details and to register, go to daisysmadhouse.org.

Citizen NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF IDAHO TREASURE VALLEY CHAPTER MEETING— The National Federation of the Blind of Idaho Treasure Valley Chapter meets every fourth Tuesday of the month in the second floor conference room. For more info, contact Susan Bradley by phone or at craftisue@hotmail. com. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 341 W. Washington St., Boise. 208-794-9431, nfbidaho. org. 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. 4:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-3443011.

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STORY STORY NIGHT: DRIVE—Drive yourself to JUMP for Story Story Night’s 2016-17 flagship season of true stories told live on-stage and without notes. Jodi Eichelberger hosts three featured storytellers (Laura Martin, Elijah Jensen-Lindsey and Jodeen Revere) intermixed with an open story slam all sharing stories on the theme “DRIVE.” Plus music by Elijah Jensen-Lindsey, beer, wine and appetizers. 7 p.m. $12. Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-639-6610.

Workshops & Classes BOISE PARKS AND REC WINTER/SPRING ACTIVITIES—Boise Parks and Rec’s Winter/Spring Activity Guide is filled with hundreds of classes for children, teens and adults. Registration starts Dec. 12 for Boise City residents and Dec. 14 for non-residents, with classes running into April. Check out the guide’s digital edition here. Scholarships are available for the youth in our community Overheard something Eye-spy worthy? E-mail production@boiseweekly.com

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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY DEC. 21

FRIDAY DEC. 23

10TH ANNUAL HOT DOG HOLIDAY—Featuring Doubting Thomas and The Heretics, Ben the Drunken Poet, The Meatballs, Central City Music Company, The Sneez, The Sun Cat Brothers, and Hot Dog Sandwich. 8-11:45 p.m. $3. The Olympic

THE BIG WOW BAND—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s

BRANDON PRITCHETT—8 p.m. FREE. Reef CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

THE COUNTRY CLUB—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s DIMES XMAS SHOW—10 p.m. $5. Reef FRANK MARRA—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

HUMPIN’ HANNAH’S FUGLY NIGHTMARE B4 CHRISTMAS PARTY—With the Rocci Johnson Band. 9 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s

THE NOAH KADRE EXPERIENCE—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole

JINGLE JAMBOREE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA—Hosted by Minerva Jayne with The Acid Guide Service, Dedicated Servers, Glenn Mantang and the GOV, Lounge on Fire, Mantooth, Mighty Band of Microbes, Travelin’ Miles, DJ Sage and more. 8 p.m. $5. Neurolux

QUINN VAN PAEPEGHEM TRIO WITH NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

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CURTIS/SUTTON AND THE SCAVENGERS—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow

STEVE EATON—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

CHUCK SMITH—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s LUCAS LEGER—8 p.m. FREE. Reef OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT—9:30 p.m. FREE. The Buffalo XTREME HOLIDAY XTRAVAGANZA 11—6:30 p.m. $35-$150. Egyptian

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OPEN MIC—7 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s THE RINGTONES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

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SUNDAY DEC. 25

RUSSIAN DRAMA—7:30 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s

BILL COURTIAL AND CURT GONION—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

CHUCK SMITH—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

JIMMY BIVENS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole

MIKE ROSENTHAL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

PATRICIA FOLKNER—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

MIKE ROSENTHAL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BEN BURDICK TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

BILLY BRAUN—6 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s

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

OPHELIA—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

LIKE A ROCKET—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

THURSDAY DEC. 22

SATURDAY DEC. 24

KEN HARRIS AND CARMEL CROCK—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

CLAY MOORE TRIO WITH AMY ROSE—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

KARAOKE—8 p.m. FREE. High Note

XTREME HOLIDAY XTRAVAGANZA 11—Featuring a plethora of Boise’s most talented musicians, dancers, comedians and community leaders. 6:30 p.m. $35-$150. Egyptian

PAMELA DEMARCHE—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365

TUESDAY DEC. 27

NOCTURNUM LIVE INDUSTRIAL DJS—8 p.m. FREE. Liquid

RUSSIAN DRAMA, DEC. 21, WILLIB’S Books are not to be judged by their covers, but a provocative title can influence whether one even gets picked up—the same can be said of bands. The name Russian Drama definitely warranted a listen, and the payoff was definitely worth it. Russian Drama (soundcloud.com/russiandrama) is the moniker of local musician Gavin Wheeler, who describes the project as “a mix of folk, jazz, rockabilly and blues elements to produce morbid tunes about love and death.” Whether Wheeler is covering classics like “House of the Rising Sun” and “Stray Cat Strut,” or strumming something like his haunting original rocker “What I’ve Got,” it’s clear he has talent. From melodies and arrangements to instrumentation and experimentation, Wheeler’s delivery feels authentic, and his songs are clever, well-crafted and totally ear-wormy—we aren’t the only ones who think so. Wheeler, who will have a new album out in 2017, recently appeared on an episode of NCIS: New Orleans, performing an instrumental version (on violin) of “What I’ve Got.” What he’s got is what it takes to be a star. —Amy Atkins With Lyonsdale, 7:30 p.m., FREE. WilliB’s,12505 W. Chinden Blvd., facebook.com/Willibs.

THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers

MONDAY DEC. 26 1332 RECORDS PUNK MONDAY—9 p.m. FREE. Liquid ANNUAL BOISE CHRISTMAS CHURCH WALK—Christmas Music Sing from 5:30-6 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Cathedral. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. St. John’s Cathedral CHUCK SMITH AND NICOLE CHRISTENSEN—7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GABE HESS—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 MIKE ROSENTHAL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers OPEN MIC WITH REBECCA SCOTT AND ROB HILL—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s

JINGLE JAMBOREE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, DEC. 23, NEUROLUX Want to know where all the creatures will be stirring on the night before the night before Christmas? Answer: Neurolux, where a passel of bands are set to take the stage for a pre-Christmas homelessness benefit bash that will blow off your stockings. Join Boise’s Blonde Bombshell (and Boise Weekly advice columnist) Minerva Jayne, who hosts the event, for Christmasthemed sets Friday, Dec. 23 from The Acid Guide Service, Dedicated Servers, Glenn Mantang and the GOV, Lounge on Fire, Mantooth, A Mighty Band of Microbes and Travelin’ Miles. Along with the tunes—which vary from hip-hop and punk to folk, funk and metal—there will be bar games, short films and the chance to win prizes throughout the night. As the clock creeps toward midnight and the official start of Christmas Eve, an ensemble of local musicians and special guests will launch into an homage to Brian Eno. As if that wasn’t Eno-ough, DJ Sage will close, wishing all a good night. —Zach Hagadone 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $5. Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com.

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN Neruda

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Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me) directs Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and Matthew Broderick in a story about a handyman who becomes his 16 year old nephew’s guardian when his brother dies. Nomimated for 5 Golden Globes. “It’s wonderful to see Lonergan back at work, illuminating small and unremarkable lives with grace, wisdom, and humanity.” RICHARD LAWSON,

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Saroo Brierley was separated from his family in India at age five, survived a thousand mile train ride and found himself alone in Calcutta. He was subsequently adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later

Jacqueline Kennedy (Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman) is depicted in the aftermath of her husband’s assassination by director Pablo Larrain (Neruda). Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt and Billy Crudup co-star.

he went on a quest to find his mother. Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara star. Based on his book, A Long Way Home, directed by Garth Davis. Nominated for 4 Golden Globes.

“Natalie Portman is wondrously good in this part: surely her best and an Oscar contender.”

“See it and I promise your own heart will skip a beat with happiness and joy.” REX REED, New York Observer

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Opens January 13 Opens January 20 Opens January 6 Mia Hansen-Love wrote and directed this story about a philosophy teacher (Isabelle Huppert) who needs to reinvent herself when her husband of 25 years (Andre Marcon) leaves her for a younger woman. In French with English subtitles. “Isabelle Huppert delivers a performance for the ages in this profoundly insightful story about a woman coming of age in her 60’s.” DAVID EHRLICH, Indiewire

Paul Verhoeven directs this adaptation of the novel OH, by Phillipe Djian starring Golden Globe nominee Isabelle Huppert. In this modern thriller, a savvy business woman is attacked in her home. Strong and self-possessed, she tracks down her assailant. This Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film is in French with English subtitles.

Golden Globe nominee Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig star for writer-director Mike Mills in this story about a single Santa Barbara mom enlisting the help of friends and neighbors to raise her son. “The sheer likability of these lived-in characters is a powerful magnet, thanks to insightful writing and a note-perfect ensemble anchored by a never-better Annette Bening ...” DAVID ROONEY, Hollywood Reporter

“High-risk material yields unexpected rewards in this remarkable rape-revenge drama, a possible career high for Paul Verhoeven.” GUY LODGE, Variety

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SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE FLICKS It is Movie Awards Season! Many of our movies hav have been nominated for Golden Globe and other awards. The N.Y. and L.A. Film Critics and British Independent Film Awards have already named Manchester by the Sea, Elle, Things to Come, 20th Century Women, I, Daniel Blake, Paterson and La La Land winners.

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Here are some upcoming ng awards ceremonies to watch: January 8 - Golden Globe Awards January 24 - Academy Award Nominees are announced January 29 - Screen Actor Guild Awards February 25 - Independent Spirit Awards February 26 - Academy Awards

25TH ANNIVERSARY APRIL 20TH AT 7:00 The Idaho Film Foundation will present a single screening of this iconic film that put The Flicks on the map in 1992. Brad Pitt, Tom Skerrit and Craig Sheffer star for director Robert Redford in this adaptation of the novel by Norman Maclean. (PG-13)Tickets are $12 in advance and at the door.

Lunafest – APRIL 1ST AT 12:30 Join us for the annual Lunafest presented by Soroptimist International of Boise. Short films by, for and about women will be presented. $15 Tickets are available in advance at The Flicks. Soroptimist International of Boise is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the status of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. More information will be available at www.soroptimistboise.org

BOOK DISCUSSION, JAMES HOLLIS’ WHAT MATTERS MOST FEB.13 & 27 7-9 PM

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Paterson (Adam Driver), a poet and bus driver in Paterson New Jersey lives a simple life: working, walking his bull-dog and enjoying time with his girlfriend (Golshifteh Farahani). In this fable, directed by Jim Jarmusch, art and life are intertwined.

Pedro Almodovar based his latest drama on the stories Chance, Soon and Silence by Alice Munro. Julieta (Emma Suarez) scraps her plan to move from Madrid to Portugal because her estranged daughter may return and not be able to find her. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Opens February 3 Gael Garcia Bernal stars as Chilean Nobel Laureate poet Pablo Neruda, who went into hiding in the 1940’s. Alfredo Castro plays the investigator on his trail. Pablo Larrain directs from a script by Guillermo Calderon. This Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film is subtitled in English.

“Like many of Jarmusch’s best films, this keeps surprising us with its minimal, witty inflections, at once epic and small-scale.”

“the film has much to please Almodovar’s fans... cinematography, design, costumes are typically exquisite.” DAVE CALHOUN, Time Out

“… a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer.” JAY WEISSBERG, Variety

Opens February 17 British auteur Ken Loach is known for exploring working class lives. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worked as a carpenter all his adult life, but an accident places him at the mercy of the welfare system. Katie (Hayley Squires), a single mother, finds herself in similar straits. (NR) Winner of 8 international awards, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016 “One of Loach’s finest films.” OWEN GLEIBERMAN, Variety

2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS

Opens February 10 Once again we will present the animated and live action shorts nominated for Academy Awards. Shorts are unrated and not always suitable for children. Check our website after January 24 for the titles that will be included in each program. BOISE WEEKLY.COM

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Set in Tehran, this drama depicts a couple out of the frying pan and into the fire when they abandon their apartment in a dangerous construction zone and move to the city center. The suspenseful drama was directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also directed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation; Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini star. Golden Globe nominee, Best Foreign Language film. “Seeing as how “Separation” was a perfect film, Farhadi is on quite a roll.” BOB STRAUSS, L.A. Daily News

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Opens February 24 The setting is 17th century Amsterdam where a painter (Dane DeHaan) falls in love with the married subject of his latest portrait (Alicia Vikander). Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander and Jack O’Connell costar for Justin Chadwick. Tom Stoppard adapted the novel The Dream of Tulips by Deborah Moggach.

Opens March 3 Writer-director Maren Ade was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes for this film that captures the complex relationship between father (Peter Simonischek) and daughter and comments on the lunacy of today’s world. In German with English subtitles. Golden Globe nominee, Best Foreign Language film. “A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.” LESLIE FELPERIN,

Opens March 3 Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo star in the true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, who caused political upheaval in Africa and England when he married London clerk Ruth Williams in 1947. Amma Asante directs form a screenplay by Guy Hibbert.

“A rousing true love story brings African history to life.” DEBORAH YOUNG, Hollywood Reporter

Opens March 10 Anna Kendrick stars as the maid of honor at her friend’s wedding who is suddenly banned to a random table at the reception when her boyfriend (the best man) breaks up with her. Mark and Jay Duplass wrote this new romantic comedy directed by Jeffrey Blitz. June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell and Craig Robinson co-star.

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From the mind of actress, playwright, poet and singer-songwriter Michaela Coel comes the British comedy Chewing Gum. Coel, who also wrote the series, stars as Tracey Gordon, a 24-year-old virtuous virgin who lives in an uber Christian home with her evangelizing mother and equally repressed younger sister Cynthia, played brilliantly by Susan Wokoma (see below). Tracey wants to be more worldly and to have sex. She really wants to have sex. Mostly, she just wants to have sex. Tracey is so funny, awkward and naive, and yet so insightful at times, it’s no surprise Coel is an award-winning actress. Plus, she composed the series soundtrack.

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Cara Theobold of Downton Abbey and Susan Wokoma from Chewing Gum as friends and “seers,” meaning they have a special ability to recognize when someone has been possessed by a demon—and then slay the shit out of them. Telegraph.co.uk called it “Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with bad language and a down-toearth attitude to sex and romance.”

HATERS BACK OFF! The delusional narcissist is not a new TV trope (Eastbound and Down, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and, while it can be painful to watch characters who are utterly unaware of how their actions affect those around them, when they do finally see themselves through the eyes of others and the weight of fremdschämen (roughly translated from German as “being embarrassed for someone else”) is lifted from your shoulders, the relief is like frolicking through a field of bubbles. The offbeat comedy drama Haters, written by and starring actress, comedian, singer-songwriter and YouTuber Colleen Ballinger covers fairly well-trod ground. Miranda Sings (Ballinger) is full of grandeur but doesn’t have the talent or wits to back it up. She thinks she is incredible and won’t or can’t hear anything to the contrary. Her sister actually is smart and super talented but nobody notices, and all she wants is to get away; her frail hypochondriac mother (played by Angela Kinsey of The Office) dotes on her to the detriment of the whole family; and her creepy uncle (Steve Little from Eastbound and Down) is a coattail-clinger, hoping his star rises with hers.

Haters is pretty cringey, with everything from unrequited love to sabotage to a misunderstood marriage proposal, but Ballinger does Miranda magnificently, making her easy to hate and, eventually, easy to love.

THE OA Angelic-looking American actress, screenwriter and producer Brit Marling wrote and stars in this sleeper hit from Netflix. The sci-fi drama dropped with little to no fanfare, taking everyone by surprise and causing more than one reviewer to recast his or her Top 10 shows of 2016. Marling plays the titular role in The OA, a young woman formerly known as Prairie, who was formerly known as Nina, and whose acronym stands for Original Angel. The 21-year-old Prairie, who is blind, disappears one day, returning seven years later with a new name, new scars on her back and her sight returned. She talks little of her ordeal, only to film video messages for someone named Homer, leaving her parents and their neighbors convinced her mind is somehow scarred, too. As the OA begins to confide in a small group of high-schoolers, her twisted tale of torture and survival plays out in flashback. Marling is hypnotic in The OA, which is touted as sci-fi but the story is far more metaphysical and otherworldly. It’s less scientific and more spiritual (spi-fi? Yes.) The show has been polarizing, with some calling it hokey, some feeling drained and unsatisfied, and others (like yours truly), dissolving into a crying mess. BOISE WEEKLY.COM


CITIZEN LISA PETERSON AND SETH MASARIK Just like family at a’Tavola GEORGE PRENTICE

Between creating the culinary delights at a’Tavola Gourmet Marketplace and Cafe and running catering and cafe operations at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Peterson can’t seem to slow down. Shortly after sitting down for a chat amid a bustling mid-morning at a’Tavola, Peterson leapt to her feet. “Let me show you something,” she said, leading the way out the back door and toward a separate building located behind the cafe. What she revealed within—an entirely separate Christmas-themed shop of crafts and foods—was one of many surprise discoveries during a visit with the woman who makes the holidays that much more delicious.

salted caramel apple pies, chocolate peppermint crunch cheesecake...

What is this place, and why have I never heard of it before? Peterson: It may be the best secret in town.

We’ve talked to you a few times over the years and the one thing I know you take pride in is your ability to find and keep good employees. Peterson: Well, take Seth [Masarik] here; he started cooking for me at Shakespeare when he was 18. He lived in Spain as a student and moved to California, but when his wife got a job as a BSU professor, he returned to Boise and joined me again; and, now, he’s the general manager of a’Tavola. Masarik: I’ve known Lisa for almost 12 years. She’s my second mom. It’s a family. I know a lot of people say that, but it truly feels like that every day here.

What do you call this? Peterson: Normally, it’s our studio craft space. There is nothing normal about how this space is filled-to-the-brim with things I’ve never seen in Boise before. Peterson: You’ll find unique little candies all the way to a $500 box of exclusive balsamic vinegars from ancient casks. How would someone know it’s here? You didn’t even have a sign on the door. Peterson: Just ask someone in the cafe. We keep it open each day until Christmas. You must do a tremendous amount of catering at Christmastime. Peterson: We put together something called the Christmas Feast. It includes a boneless ribeye roast, caramelized brussel sprouts and roasted grapes and something called a Stump de Noel, a traditional chocolate holiday cake. And people can add any number of other dishes: sweet potato and green bean casseroles, maple-roasted butternut squash with cranberries... Just thinking about it is making me dizzy, but don’t stop. Peterson: Pumpkin, chocolate pecan and BOISE WEEKLY.COM

Do you get special requests? Peterson: Christmas puddings. We bring them in from England. I’m afraid to ask, but what else do you have on your plate other than the Shakespeare Cafe and a’Tavola? Peterson: This year, we began culinary tours. We took two trips this past fall to Tuscany and the Basque Country. In 2017, we’ll travel to Provence and the Piedmont region of Italy.

How many items do you have in a’Tavola deli cases at any give time. Peterson: Maybe 40 to 50

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The molten marshmallow drizzled into this classic chocolatey mocha makes every sip taste like drinking a liquid s’more. Thick, creamy and rich, this two-shot mocha is the perfect decadent dessert for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth.

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This distinctive drink sits firmly on the dessert spectrum, somewhere between a caramel apple and apple pie a la mode. The distinctive tang of apple rings through the ultra-sweet combination of apple cider, chai and caramel but doesn’t do anything to undercut it, while a thick raft of whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with yet more caramel sends this drink over the top.

Size: 12 oz. Cost: $3.15

Made with a blend of steamed milk, peppermint and vanilla syrups, this latte is reminiscent of the peppermint hot chocolate you drank as a kid—with the exception of the two shots of espresso. If you feel like playing it safe with your taste buds this season, try this solid afternoon pick-me-up that never disappoints.

Size: 12 oz. Cost: $3.60

This beverage spices up a classic coffee drink by adding a drop of gingerbread to its base of rich white chocolate. While a sweet sip of this drink wouldn’t be a first choice for staunch black coffee adherents, if you want a holidaythemed dessert, you need look no further.

Size: 12 oz. Cost: $3.10

With enough calories (440) to keep you satisfied all evening, this shockingly delightful beverage is made with a blend of ¾ eggnog ¼ whole milk, steamed to perfection and topped with a single shot of espresso. Creamy and festive, this is the perfect warm drink to try if you’re in the mood for something both familiar and new.

Size: 12 oz. Cost: $4.35

The Brim’s caramel white chocolate mocha is available year-round, but whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon give this drink a special holiday twist. Made with 2 percent milk and two shots of espresso to cut the sugary caramel and white chocolate, this mocha is sweet without being overpowering.

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If you’re in the market for a simple, nononsense holiday indulgence, Dawson’s has the drink for you. Made with whole milk, two shots of espresso, and high-quality gingerbread syrup, their Gingerbread Latte has all of the holiday spice and flair without the sugar rush.

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FOOD Not as overwhelmingly sugary as other holiday beverages, the chestnut praline latte is nutty with a hint of sweetness. This latte is made by combining 2 percent milk, a single shot of espresso, and vanilla and chestnut-praline syrups. A topping of whipped cream and toffee morsels gives this holiday special just the right amount of textural surprise.

Size: 12 oz. Cost: $3.41

The Christmas Wreath, one of many seasonal drinks on offer at Goldy’s, pays as much attention to aesthetics as it does flavor. The drink’s base is 2 percent milk and a single shot of espresso dyed a bright green by creme de menthe and Irish cream syrups. A wreath-shaped ring of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy cane completes the look and creates a fun mix of sensations that keep you sipping.

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This surprisingly inexpensive drink offers great bang for your buck, combining hot chocolate, caramel sauce, a single shot of espresso, and hazelnut and butter pecan syrups to create a nutty delight. A cool ruffle of whipped cream puts a final touch on the sweet treat, which is just one option of many from Moxie’s holiday menu.

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If you’re one of those people who thinks frosting is the best part of a cake, this is the drink for you. Spiced chai powder is stirred into steamed eggnog and topped with a house-made peppermint whipped cream (free upon request) that gives the beverage a festive pop of color. This rich, sweet holiday concoction tastes like a hug feels.

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CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT DEBBIE NAGELE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Madeline Blair Packwood Legal Name Case No. CV 01 1620581 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (adult) A Petition to change the name of Madeline Blair Packwood, 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 Matthew Alistair Packwood. The reason for the change in name is: I am a transgender person transitioning with the full support of my parents and family. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) Jan. 12, 2017 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 Nov. 5, 2016 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT DEBBIE NAGELE DEPUTY CLERK

PUB Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Kaisley Ann Zamora Legal Name Case No. CV 01 1617622 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (minor) A Petition to change the name of Kaisley Ann Zamora, a minor, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Kaisley Ann Zamora-Seward. The reason for the change in name is: I want to add my maiden name to the child. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 130 o’clock p.m. on (date) Jan. 31, 2017 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 Nov. 29, 2016 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT CHRISTOPHER D. RICH AUSTIN LOWE DEPUTY CLERK PUB Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28

You’ll have a sixth sense for cultivating professional connections that can serve your noble ambitions for years to come. I encourage you to be alert for new possibilities that might be both useful for your career and invigorating for your social life. The words “work” and “fun” will belong together! To achieve the best results, formulate a clear vision of the community and support system you want.

motivational author Rob Hill, Sr. That’s an implausible dream for most people. But in 2017, it will be less implausible than it has ever been for you Aquarians. I don’t guarantee that it will happen, but there is a decent chance you’ll build a robust foundation for it and thereby give yourself a head start that enables you to accomplish it by 2019. Here’s a tip on how to arouse and cultivate your motivation: Set an intention to drum up and seek out benevolent “shocks” that expand your concepts of who you are and what your life is about.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): NPR’s Scott Simon interviewed jazz pianist and songwriter Robert Glasper, who has created nine albums, won a Grammy and collaborated with a range of great musicians. Simon asked him if he had any frustrations—”grand ambitions” that people discouraged him from pursuing. Glasper said yes. He’d really like to compose and sing hip-hop rhymes, but his bandmates just won’t go along with him when he tries that stuff. I hope that Glasper, who’s an Aries, will read this horoscope and take heart from what I’m about to predict: In 2017, you may finally get a “Yes!” from people who have previously said “No!” to your grand ambitions.

doing,” said Pablo Picasso. If I had to choose a single piece of advice to serve as your steady flame in 2017, it might be that quote. If you agree, I invite you to conduct this experiment: On the first day of each month, take a piece of paper and write down three key promises you’re making to yourself. Add a brief analysis of how well you have lived up to those promises in the previous four weeks. Then describe in strong language how you plan to better fulfill those promises in the coming four weeks.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Humans have drunk hot tea for more than two millennia. Chinese emperors were enjoying it as far back as the second century B.C. Yet it wasn’t until the 20th century that anyone dreamed up the idea of enclosing tea leaves in convenient one-serving bags to be efficiently brewed. I foresee you either generating or stumbling upon comparable breakthroughs in 2017, Taurus. Long-running traditions or customs will undergo simple but dramatic transformations that streamline your life.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): During the campaign for U.S. president in 1896, Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan traveled 18,000 miles as he made speeches all over the country. The Republican candidate, William McKinley, never left his hometown of Canton, Ohio. He urged people to visit him if they wanted to hear what he had to say. The strategy worked. The speeches he delivered from the front porch of his house drew 750,000 attendees and played an important role in his election. I recommend a comparable approach for you in the coming months, Cancerian. Invoke all your attractive power as you invite interested parties to come see you and deal with you on your home turf.

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already know,” writes poet Charles Simic. I would say the same thing about a lot of art, theater, film, music and fiction: Too often it presents well-crafted repetitions of ideas we have heard before. In my astrological opinion, Leo, 2017 will be a time when you’ll need to rebel against that limitation. You will thrive by searching for sources that provide you with novel information and unique understandings. Simic says: “The poem I want to write is impossible: a stone that floats.” I say: Be on the lookout for stones that float. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Economist magazine reports that if someone wanted to transport $10 million in bills, he or she would have to use eight briefcases. Sadly, after evaluating your astrological omens for 2017, I’ve determined that you won’t ever have a need for that many. If you find yourself in a situation where you must carry bundles of money from one place to another, one suitcase will always be sufficient. I also want to note that a sizable stash of cash can fit into a single suitcase. It’s not out of the question that such a scenario could transpire for you in the coming months. In fact, I foresee a better chance for you to get richer quicker than I’ve seen in years. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): For a bald eagle in flight, feathers

are crucial in maintaining balance. If it inadvertently loses a feather on one wing, it will purposely shed a comparable feather on the other wing. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this strategy has metaphorical meaning for your life in 2017. Do you want to soar with maximum grace and power? Would you like to ascend and dive, explore and scout, with ease and exuberance? Learn from the eagle’s instinctual wisdom. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In August 2012, a group of tourists visited the Eldgja volcanic region in Iceland. After a while, they noticed that a fellow traveler was missing. Guides organized a search party, which worked well into the night trying to track down the lost woman. At 3 a.m., one of the searchers suddenly realized that she was the missing person everyone was looking for. The misunderstanding had occurred many hours earlier because she had slipped away to change her clothes and no one recognized her in her new garb. This is a good teaching story for you to meditate on in 2017, Scorpio. I’d love to see you change so much that you’re almost unrecognizable— and I’d love to see you help people go searching for the new you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 2017, you will be at the peak of your ability to forge new alliances and deepen existing alliances.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn writer Edgar Allan Poe has been an important cultural influence. His work appears on many “must-read” lists of 19th century American literature. During the time he was alive, however, his best-selling book was not his famous poem “The Raven,” nor his short story “The Gold-Bug,” nor his novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Rather, it was The Conchologist’s First Book, a textbook about mollusk shells, which he didn’t actually write, but merely translated and edited. If I’m reading the astrological omens correctly, 2017 will bring events to help ensure that your fate is different from Poe’s. I see the coming months as a time when your best talents will be seen and appreciated better than ever before. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “My goal is to create a life that I don’t need a vacation from,” says

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The birds known as winter wrens live in the Puget Sound area of Washington. They weigh barely half an ounce and their plain brown coloring makes their appearance unremarkable. Yet they are the avian equivalents of the opera star Pavarotti. If they weighed as much as roosters, their call would be 10 times as strong as the rooster’s cock-a-doodle-doo. Their melodies are rich and complex; one song may have more than 300 notes. When in peak form, the birds can unleash cascades at the rate of 36 notes per second. I propose that we make the winter wren your spirit animal in 2017, Pisces. To a casual observer, you may not look like you can generate so much virtuosity and lyrical power. According to my analysis, you can.

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DEAR MINERVA, What is the appropriate protocol for gift giving during the holidays? Do I have to get a gift for everyone who might give me a gift, even if I wasn’t expecting it or I hardly know them? How do I determine if someone is close enough to get them gifts? I’m not great at this kind of stuff and some guidance would be appreciated! —Ho-Ho-Hopeless in Boise

DEAR HO, This can be tricky. We all know people who have a lot of spirit and the means to spread it to all. It isn’t always as easy for everyone else. The best policy is to get gifts for those with whom you’ve made agreements. Definitely thank anyone who gives you a gift. You aren’t obligated to return the favor if you weren’t expecting it. Once the holidays feel like an obligation, then they cease to be enjoyable. If you have the means, one thing you can do is keep a supply of ready-to-go gifts on hand. Things like pre-wrapped boxes of candy or nuts, wine or spirits make it easy to exchange a gift without having to plan ahead or guess who might surprise you. I personally feel the greatest gift a person can give someone else is their time. I would rather spend time with the ones I love. This removes the feelings of obligation and also allows people who might not be feeling the holiday spirit to participate in a way that makes them comfortable.

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