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EDITOR’S NOTE THE BIGGER LE BOISE Anyone who says, “There’s nothing to do around here,” isn’t looking hard enough (or just likes to complain). Last weekend was so full of family friendly outing options, the biggest problem was not having enough time to experience everything. Among the festivities, there was the annual Library Comic Con—which expanded to two days this year, adding a live costume contest and dance party—the final weekend of The Western Idaho Fair 2017; the Latino Fest; and on Aug. 26, we held the second (technically third) annual Big Le Boise, Boise Weekly’s own annual street festival (check out the photos on Page 5). We held the first BLB in 2012, closing off the street in front of our building and a parking lot on the corner. A lot has changed since then and by the time we decided to revisit BLB in 2016, there was, among other projects in the works, a new Trader Joe’s across the street and the parking lot we had set up in was the site of a huge new apartment complex under construction. We worked with the City of Boise and CCDC, and were permitted to close off a block of Sixth Street and a portion of Broad Street, which we did again this year. It takes a lot of time and energy to throw a street festival—especially when the street in question is the first new LIV (Lasting, Innovative, Vibrant) district in Boise—and we couldn’t have done it without the help of some really important people and organizations: Big thanks go out to everyone who attended the BLB; our tireless BW staffers and volunteers; the super talented vendors and food purveyors who set up shop; Mayor Dave Bieter for his warm, heartfelt speech (that made Sally Freeman cry); supporting sponsors Air St. Luke’s, Challenger Hospitality Group, Guho Corp., Snake River Brewing and 94.9 The River; and our presenting sponsors AT&T, Crater Lake Spirits, Sykes and The Fowler. Let’s do it again next year! —Amy Atkins
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VAX FLAP The West Ada School District had to turn away an enrolled kindergartner after his mother failed to provide proof of vaccinations or an exemption form. Read more at News/Citydesk.
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THE BIG LE BOISE After months (and months and months) of road work in front of our building, we were so excited for Aug. 26 and our annual street festival, The Big Le Boise. We here at Boise Weekly are so proud to be part of this community, and we see The Big Le Boise as a celebration of not only our commitment, but also of the people, businesses and organizations that are such an integral part of what we do. We had a blast at The Big Le Boise 2017, and we couldn’t have done it without our kick-ass sponsors, vendors, performers, staff, volunteers and attendees. They all made it such a success, we’re already looking forward to next year! —BW Staff
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In IDOC prisons, about 50 inmates currently subscribe to the Common Fare meal plan.
HUNGRY JEWISH PRISONERS WIN TRULY KOSHER MEAL PLAN Passover, an eight-day festival celebrated by the Jewish faith in mid-April, traditionally begins and ends with two days of feasting; however, for Jews incarcerated in Idaho prisons, this Passover was marked by near-starvation instead. A disagreement between Jewish prisoners and the Idaho Department of Corrections over whether the IDOC Common Fare meal plan was actually kosher lead four Jewish inmates to ﬁle a religious freedom lawsuit against the department this spring. The inmates have submitted unsuccessful complaints to the department since 2009, but were spurred to legal action when two of the inmates subsisted on only fruit and matzo crackers during Passover, choosing to starve rather than violate their faith. ACLU of Idaho and Ferguson Durham PLLC represented the inmates, arguing that IDOC’s refusal to alter its meal plan to meet the prisoners’ religious standards was an infringement of their ﬁrst amendment rights. Although IDOC continues to insist that Common Fare has always been kosher, the two parties reached a settlement Aug. 11 in favor of the plaintiffs—a revised Common Fare meal plan will be available at all IDOC facilities beginning Nov. 1. “IDOC was offering inmates a diet plan that was kosher and included fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, but we settled this case to avoid a long, expensive legal battle,” said IDOC Public Information Ofﬁcer Jeffrey Ray. According to Ray, IDOC met kosher standards when it implemented Common Fare last summer. The plan included individually wrapped, kosher-certiﬁed meats, fresh produce and prepackaged dairy products prepared for inmates in a separate area of the IDOC kitchens with designated equipment and utensils washed separately in a sanitized environment. Yet for “individuals actually practicing the faith,” as ACLU of Idaho Executive Director Leo Morales put it, these efforts weren’t enough. Morales cited the opinions of the plaintiffs, who span the denominations of Judaism, and experts like Rabbi Mendel Lifshitz of the Chabad Jewish Center of Idaho, who advised IDOC on accommodations for Jewish prisoners in 2005. “[The Common Fare] diet was an effort to provide kosher, and it was perhaps what you might call kosher-style, [but] it did 7 not meet the requirement of kosher law… from a religious perspective, it was never 6 | AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | BOISEweekly
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NEWS LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO RECOVERY
The city of Boise tries to convince other cities served by Allumbaugh House to be funding partners GEORGE PRENTICE From inside Allumbaugh House, which served 864 men and women in 2016, the “outside” world can seem trivial. When confronting life-threatening addiction, something like the current political climate is just a small addition the merry-go-round of melodrama. For patients at the detox and mental health crisis center, managed by Terry Reilly Health Services, it’s all about making it to tomorrow. “I had reached my breaking point,” said one female patient [names are being withheld to protect confidentiality]. “I had always been too afraid to ask for help. Addiction is something I never thought would happen to me.” Another patient had a similar experience. “I felt stupid and embarrassed and just plain down on myself,” she said. “As soon as I walked through the doors, I didn’t feel judged.” Heidi Hart, CEO of Terry Reilly, said she’s still stunned at the overwhelming need despite having served thousands of patients since 2009. “When we were building Allumbaugh House, I’m not sure we knew the magnitude of need that existed within the community,” she said. “It’s a steady pressure of people needing to get in, so we’re constantly balancing a waiting list. I don’t want to say we have exceeded our expectations, because if you think of it, that’s sad, but the demand has [been] greater than I ever anticipated.” Getting the doors open, let alone getting Allumbaugh House built, brought on a decadelong debate among local governments over who should shoulder the cost. In one particularly nasty bit of tension, Ada County even threatened to pull its contribution to Allumbaugh House during a 2010 kerfuffle over the magistrate court services it provides to regional cities. After some hardline negotiating, a so-called Joint Powers Entity was formed, which includes the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Ada County and the cities of Boise, Eagle and Meridian. “I’ve been involved on this project since
2006. Discussions were happening as early as 2003,” said Gina Westcott, Southwest Hub administrative director for IDHW. “There are a lot of things that the Department of Health and Welfare does for behavioral health; but I’m particularly proud that we participate in Allumbaugh House.” IDHW’s annual funding contribution to Allumbaugh House is close to $1 million, approximately 48 percent of the facility’s operating budget. That’s followed by Ada County (14.5 percent), the city of Boise (14 percent) Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (12 percent), St. Luke’s Health Systems (9 percent) and the city of Meridian (3 percent). Allumbaugh House provides critical services to hundreds of individuals from other communities across the Treasure Valley as well, leading some to question why those cities haven’t contributed to its annual budget. “We just made a presentation to the Eagle City Council Aug. 22. They will definitely be ‘in,’” said Diana Lachiondo, the city of Boise director of Community Partnerships. “We’re also set to present to the Garden City Council, and Kuna. Star is the only community that hasn’t yet been responsive to our request to make a presentation.” Lachiondo added it’s challenging to seek more funding participation while also holding onto commitments from existing JPE members. “This is a little bit like trying to keep a band together,” she said.
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has heard that tune before. “‘Keeping the band together’ is a perfect analogy,” he said July 18 during a Boise City Council workshop session. The mayor doubled down on the metaphor by quoting from one of pop music’s most famous bands. “A ‘Long and Winding Road,’ that’s what this has been,” Bieter said. “I remember how difficult it was just to get two of three Ada County commissioners to agree to the original partnership. ” Boise City Councilman Ben Quintana said participation in funding Allumbaugh should be a no-brainer. “Am I missing something? I know some people can get emotional about this, but there is [a] direct economic benefit,” he said at the July 18 workshop. “If Allumbaugh House goes away, costs go up. There’s no argument. Why are we even struggling with this?” “I share your frustration,” replied Lachiondo. “I can’t pretend to know what some of the thinking is, other than some fatigue about [what] some people’s preconceptions are about real prevention. We absolutely know that these folks have no place to go.”
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TAKING IT TO THE STREET Another significant goal is keeping individuals out of the Ada County Jail. “We all are trying to serve the same population. But I must tell you, at first, we had to overcome some misperceptions that Allumbaugh House didn’t have a direct impact to the sheriff’s BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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3,000 calls a year, from families, friends and the individuals themselves. About 45 percent of our patients are self-referred. They call and say, ‘I need help.’ And, yes, sometimes we have to call them back when they’re not as intoxicated,” said Allumbaugh House Program Director Cindy Miller. More often than not, she added, the person in need of services is near or at the bottom of the economic ladder. “We have a number of people who are employed but don’t have insurance that covers substance abuse treatment or even mental health treatment, or their medical deductible is too high,” said Miller. “I can’t tell you how many people are trying to get by with a $10-per-hour job and a $7,000 deductible on their insurance.” An even more common scenario, she added, is the individual doesn’t even have have a roof over their head. “Right now, about 55 to 60 percent of our total population is homeless,” said Miller. “Obviously, being homeless, uninsured and without a support system creates a particular challenge to someone in terms of moving toward recovery.” Many are struggling with alcohol. “Generally speaking, about 60 percent of our patients would be here with alcohol as the primary substance of abuse. That’s followed by opiates and methamphetamine, but what has really made things more complicated is poly-substance abuse—heroin addicts who take meth or people who drink when they’re feeling badly. It’s really rare now to see someone who just abuses alcohol. That has been a significant change since we opened seven years ago.” Meanwhile, the referrals to Allumbaugh House grow each year. “In many of these cases, these are individuals who didn’t end up in an emergency room or a jail,” said Miller. “So, this is really the diversion piece that is so valuable to the whole community.” “Diversion” means keeping someone out of the hospital, which comes at a much higher cost to taxpayers. “The average cost in a hospital for someone who needs help with detox and/or mental health issues is about $1,500 per night—not including any lab work or medication,” said Lachiondo. “Compare that to an average cost at Allumbaugh, which is about $400 per night, and that includes labs and meds. We’re talking about a nearly $1,110 savings per client. Based on the level of admissions and length of stay, we’re estimated that it totals to about a $5.8 million annual savings.”
Kosher meal plans cost prisons three to four times more than standard meal plans.
sufﬁcient,” Lifschitz conﬁrmed. “As far as I’m concerned as a rabbi, this is a victory for religious freedom.” Meals will now be served with disposable dishes and utensils to prevent cross-contamination during the washing process, an approach in keeping with kosher law. “It’s been an uphill battle, but we’re glad that we will ﬁnally be able to follow our religious tenets without having to go hungry anymore,” said the plaintiffs in a joint statement. “An injury to one Jew is an injury to the whole Jewish community.” Morales chalked up IDOC’s reluctance to revise Common Fare to stubbornness about the deﬁnition of kosher and concerns over excess cost, a barrier to kosher meal plans nationwide. According to a 2014 New York Times article, the Florida prison system resisted reinstating its kosher meal plan because the $7-per-inmateper-day cost was more than four times its standard rate. A similar disparity plagued prisons in New York and California, and the trend holds true in Idaho: IDOC spends 90 cents per day on prisoners who choose the standard meal plan, while the old Common Fare plan cost $1.75 and the revised plan price will jump to $3.50. Contrary to Morales’ guess, IDOC claims not to be worried about spending extra. This is likely because for the last two ﬁscal years, vacant positions and unexpectedly low contract costs, among other things, left the department with extra cash in its budget: $3,660,778 in 2016 and $2,598,336 in 2017. That money went back to the state, but next year’s excess may end up in prisoners’ stomachs. Although a revised meal plan is guaranteed to roll out, whether the original Common Fare plan was constitutional has yet to be decided. Ray noted claims the meal plan violated constitutional rights or laws are unconﬁrmed by the court, but although that’s true, the court didn’t ﬁnd in favor of IDOC either—instead, the settlement preempted a true ruling. For Morales, there is no question constitutional rights were at stake, and ACLU will continue to pursue monetary compensation for the plaintiffs. “The champions here are the individuals in prison,” he said. “That’s what it takes for all of us in this society to have constitutional rights—to stand up for them when they’re being violated.” —Lex Nelson 6
In 2016, Allumbaugh House provided services to 864 men and women from communities throughout the Treasure Valley. However, not every community currently contributes to its funding.
office and the jail,” said Kate Pape, Health Services administrator at the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. “But what we’re really talking about here is keeping people from getting arrested or coming to jail in the first place.” That’s why, for instance, Pape said there’s an increasing need to identify substance abuse issues before someone risks being locked up. “The average length of stay for someone who has a mental health issue or chronic health care condition, they’re in jail 50 percent longer than those without,” she said. “We see folks who come into the jail and they’re detoxing and we know that’s not the appropriate place for them to be.” That leaves it to cops on the beat to identify a problem before it becomes a felony. “The No. 1 type of call to Boise police is a so-called welfare check,” said Lachiondo. “A neighbor calls about some erratic behavior next door. They’re not sure what’s going on. Maybe the situation doesn’t call for a mental hold at a hospital, so the police officer can make a referral for that individual to get some help sooner than later. So, if it’s voluntary, that’s a great solution.” Walking through the door of Allumbaugh House for the first time is probably the biggest step in an addicted person’s life. “Sometimes, I put myself in the position of somebody who’s coming into Allumbaugh. They’re thinking, ‘Who are these people that I’m being entrusted to? Do I have to be vulnerable and tell all my intimate secrets to 20 people that I’ve never met before? All I really want to do is go throw up or go crawl into a bed,’” said Hart. “I think that’s one of the things that the staff at Allumbaugh works really hard at: Creating a sense
of safety. We know you’re apprehensive. But we want you to trust us and take that risk anyway.” Contrary to popular belief, the greatest concern for most patients is not about coming to Allumbaugh—it’s about leaving. “Quite often, they’re going right back to the environment they came from,” said Miller. “But it’s our job to engage them into recognizing that change is possible and we can help them make those small steps, and then give them lots of reassurance about their after-care plan.” The 16 beds at Allumbaugh House are nearly always full, with most patients leaving the facility after five or six days. The alternative of more people struggling with addiction ending up at the county jail is economically unsustainable. “We’ve been averaging about 1,000 inmates lately, so our goal very much is to keep people who should not be in jail out of jail,” said Pape. “That said, when you’re talking about a criminal offense, community safety is a difficult balance.” “But if we were to say, ‘We’re just going to put these folks in jail and they’ll detox there, then we’re talking about building bigger jails,” responded Lachiondo. “And then we have to ask ourselves if that’s an appropriate use of taxpayer resources.” Which is why Lachiondo will be busy over the coming months, trying to secure new funding partnerships from the cities of Garden City, Eagle, Kuna and Star. Meanwhile, Hart said the success rate at Allumbaugh House is reason enough for duplication. “I’d love to see a facility in the western part of the valley,” said Hart. “Maybe Allumbaugh House West.”
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CALENDAR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30 Festivals & Events CALDWELL FARMERS MARKET— 3-7 p.m. FREE. Indian Creek Park, Corner of Seventh and Blaine streets, Caldwell, caldwellidfarmersmarket.com.
BOISE COMMUNITY BAND: SWINGING THROUGH THE SUMMER—Enjoy an evening of swing and big band music from the 1940s with the Boise Community Band, featuring 70 musicians performing good old fashioned summer band concerts in the band shell. 7 p.m. FREE. Gene Harris Band Shell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-739-1588, cityofboise.org. COMEDY OPEN MIC—7:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.
On Stage ALIVE AFTER FIVE: LEEROY STAGGER—Leeroy Stagger is an acclaimed Canadian alternative country singer-songwriter. He released his debut independent EP, Six Tales of Danger, in 2002. Stagger’s 11th studio recording, Love Versus, was just released in the spring. With Low-Fi. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza, Downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise, leeroystagger.com.
ISF: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM—Enjoy an exhilarating night of midsummer madness at this magical comedy brimming with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell. Suitable for all ages. 8 p.m. $13-$45. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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Art 2017 BIENNIAL BOISE STATE ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY EXHIBITION—Check out recent projects and research by the nationally and internationally recognized artists teaching in the Boise State Art Department, featuring photography, printmaking, painting and drawing, installation and sculpture, ceramics and video. Through Nov. 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 1, Liberal Arts Building, Room 170, 1874 University Drive; and Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 2, Hemingway Center, Room 110, 1819 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4263994, art.boisestate.edu. CARISSA SINDON: SEEN— Through Sept. 24. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-INFO, ﬁnearts. boisestate.edu. CYCLING THROUGH: A STORY OF COMMUNITY AND CHANGE— Through Sept. 24. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union
Gallery, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1242, ﬁnearts. boisestate.edu. GERNIKA GOGORATUZ: REMEMBERING GERNIKA—Through Dec. 30. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE-$5. Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 Grove St., Boise, 208343-2671, basquemuseum.com. MAPPING THE PAST: SELECTIONS FROM THE THOMAS J. COONEY COLLECTION—Through Jan. 28. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. NAMPA ARTS COLLECTIVE: HEAT—Through Sept. 25. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555, nampaciviccenter.com. RICK BARTOW: THINGS YOU KNOW BUT CANNOT EXPLAIN— Through Dec. 17. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-3458330, jsma.uoregon.edu/Bartow.
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Ready, set, ride!
STEWART GALLERY GROUP EXHIBITION: SELF TAUGHT—Through Aug. 31. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. Stewart Gallery, 2230 Main St., Boise, 208433-0593, stewartgallery.com.
public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Boise State Student Union’s Jordan Ballroom. In lieu of ﬂowers, the Andrus family suggests memorial gifts to the Andrus Center for Public Policy. Noon, FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., 208-433-9705, capitolcommission.idaho.gov.
Citizen ART IN THE PARK CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS—Boise Art Museum needs your help to ﬁll multiple volunteer opportunities at Art in the Park, set for Sept. 8-10. Positions are available Thursday, Sept. 7, through Monday, Sept. 11, and include assistance with welcome centers, the children’s art tent, booth sitting, recycling, event set-up and take-down, and accounting. Follow the volunteer link on to BAM’s website to register. Through Sept. 6. FREE. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.
Odds & Ends ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE— 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. BOISE SALSA WEDNESDAYS—Beginner Salsa and Bachata lesson followed by social dancing until midnight. 8:30-11:45 p.m. $5. Solid Grill & Bar, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-6620, facebook.com/ BoiseSalsaWednesdays. BUILD A BETTER GARDEN: FAMILY HELP DAY—Meet at the Hidden Springs community garden to help out. Spent plants will be harvested and taken to feed the animals at the community farm. This fun activity
FORMER GOV. CECIL ANDRUS: LYING IN STATE CEREMONY—Pay your respects to former Gov. Cecil Andrus, who passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24. He will lie in state until noon on Thursday, Aug. 31, when a
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Don’t be a hermit—go party like one!
SPIRIT OF BOISE BALLOON CLASSIC
IDAHO STATE BMX CHAMPIONSHIP
HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Now in its 26th year, the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is become a staple event in the City of Trees. What started as a small launch in 1991 is now a ﬁve-day hot air balloon bash at Ann Morrison Park that includes tandem launches of 30-50 balloons, the Nite Glow—when anchored balloons become giant lanterns—and a Kids’ Day (Aug. 30), when little balloon fans are invited into hanging baskets for photos and short ﬂights. The SBBC is contingent on weather, but Boise is blessed with mornings of blue skies and soft breezes more years than not, and families are invited to set up in the park with blankets and chairs, enjoy some concessions and watch the festivities unfold. Visit the web address below for a full schedule and spectator tips. Aug. 30: 7:15 a.m., Aug. 31: 7 a.m., Sept. 1: 7:05 a.m-8:15 p.m., Sept. 2-3: 7:15 a.m., FREE. Ann Morrison Park, 1000 S. Americana Blvd., 208-608-7600, spiritofboise.com.
BMX racing—riding bicycles off-road on a groomed dirt track—has been around since the 1970s, but enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent decades, making its way into the 2008 summer Olympics. The Idaho State BMX Championship promises an action-packed weekend, when expert and novice riders hit the tracks at Eagle Park BMX for an event known to draw a crowd 1,000 strong. Catch a double-points state pre-race on Sept. 11, a triple-points state ﬁnal race and rafﬂe on Sept. 2 and a double-points Bob Warnicke race on Sept. 3. If you’d like to do more than spectate, it isn’t too late: Riders who want to test their mettle racing others on jumps and runs can register online until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31. Sept. 1: 6-9 p.m., Sept. 2: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 3: 9 a.m.-noon. FREE to watch, $20-$35 to participate. Eagle Park BMX, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-869-6858, facebook.com/EagleParkBMX.
The ﬁfth annual Hermit Music Festival will put Americana, blues, bluegrass, country, folk and old-time music center stage with a lineup of local and regional performers including 3HatTrio, Bill Coffey, Fall Creek, Cook and Rose, Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers and many others. HMF also offers workshops on songwriting, ﬁddle and banjo playing, ﬂatfoot dancing and more, plus diversions for the kids and vendors hawking the best in local art, food and booze. For the full festival experience, snag one of 50 campsites available near Indian Creek Winery, and take the weekend into Monday night with a guitar workshop at Powderhaus Brewery. As festival founders Ava Honey and Travis Ward say on the HMF website, “Listen to live music. Be alive.” Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m., Sunday: 11 a.m., Monday: 5 p.m. (Powderhaus), $25-$50. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, hermitmusicfestival.com.
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CALENDAR KEEP YOUR CAR HAPPY! for the entire family is a great way to give back and build a better garden. For ages 9 and older. 6 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Hidden Springs Branch, 5868 W. Hidden Springs Drive, Boise, 208-2292665, adalib.org/hiddensprings.
Food AFTERNOON TEA—Join Chateau des Fleurs for a beautiful afternoon of tea and pastries in the Platinum Ballroom. 1-3 p.m. $39. Chateau des Fleurs, 175 S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle, 208-947-2840, chateaueagle.com/events. BOISE FARMERS MOBILE MARKET—The Boise Farmers Mobile Market delivers farm fresh produce from the Boise Farmers Market to Boise area neighborhoods on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 27. The goal is to improve the nutritional wellness of the community while supporting local agriculture. The BFMM accepts cash, debit and credit cards, EBT and Sprouts Kids Club tokens. Visit
facebook.com/BFMMobileMarket for the schedule. 3-4 p.m., FREE.
COMEDY OPEN MIC/KARAOKE—7 p.m. FREE. High Note
SIFTA FOOD TRUCK FEAST—Join the Southern Idaho Food Truck Association to enjoy eats from some of your favorite Boise area food trucks every Wednesday at two locations. 5-8 p.m. FREE. The Journey Boise, 9105 W. Overland Road; and Cathedral of the Rockies Amity Campus, 4464 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise, facebook.com/ IdahoFoodTruckFeast.
HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY: COOK AND ROSE—Kick off four days of music, dances and workshops at this free, all-ages show. Check online for a complete schedule of events. 6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010, hermitmusicfestitival.com.
THURSDAY AUGUST 31 On Stage THE ATHEIST COMEDY EXPERIENCE—8 p.m. $10. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-9412459, liquidboise.com. COMEDY OPEN MIC—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.
ISF: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME—8 p.m. $13-$50. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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PLAYHOUSE: MURDER AMONG THE MATEYS—6:30 p.m. $15. The Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-779-0092, playhouseboise.com. STAGE COACH: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—7:30 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Calls to Artists
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
TRADITIONS OF CHRISTMAS AUDITIONS—Traditions of Christmas Northwest will mark its second annual appearance in the Treasure Valley area in December. The show needs 50 local singers and several singer-dancers ages 8-80. Adult and teen vocalists, children between 8-12 and teens/adults with both singing and dancing ability are invited to audition. For more info or to reserve an audition time, visit the website below. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa. 208-699-4971, traditionsofchristmasnw.com.
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FORMER GOV. CECIL ANDRUS: PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE— Celebrate the life and legacy of former Gov. Cecil Andrus, who passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, at this public memorial service. In lieu of ﬂowers, the Andrus family suggests memorial gifts to the Andrus Center for Public Policy. 2 p.m. FREE, Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom, 1910 University Drive, 208-426-5800, boisestate.edu
JAPAN DAY 2017 From small towns to big cities, nearly every corner of America has been touched by Japanese culture and, for a decade, Boise has set aside a day to celebrate Japanese heritage with Japan Day. This year, the celebration—presented by the Idaho Japanese Association—is on Monday, Sept. 4, at the Basque Center. Enjoy traditional music and dance performances, including the shishi-mai or “lion dance” (to banish demons), martial arts demonstrations including ninjas (yes, ninjas), vendor booths and a ﬂea market. Try your hand at elegant calligraphy, intricate origami or otedama—the art of Japanese juggling—or stop by the food stalls for tastes of Japanese cuisine like mochi cakes and takoyaki. Japan Day: It’s a way to get an up-close look at Japanese culture while staying close to home. Monday, noon-3 p.m., FREE. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., 208-331-5097, idahojapaneseassociation.org. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
Odds & Ends GIRLS NIGHT BLOW DRY BAR— Join Amethyst Boutique Salon and event partners @Boise_Bucketlist and #GirlsNightBoise for expert blow drying, styles, make-up application, drinks, snacks and music. There’ll also be specials on products and a pop-up jewelry boutique hosted by Sydney CopseySechiano of Park Lane Jewelry. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Amethyst Boutique Salon, 220 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208385-0649.
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CALENDAR THURSDAY TRIVIA—7:30 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s Saloon, 12505 Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-3315666, willibs.com.
Pine Fest “The tiniest little music festival in the tiniest little town”
Friday & Saturday, September 8-9 Pine Valley Fairgrounds, Halfway, Oregon Robbie Laws Band Will West & the Friendly Strangers Friday Night All-Stars Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method Chaz Browne Guess When Greg Ernst
Admission in advance: $10/Fri & $15/Sat brownpapertickets.com
see pinefest.org for more info
WEST COAST SWING DANCE—Learn this contemporary swing dance style with a beginner lesson, then practice what you learned in open dancing at 9 p.m. No partner or experience needed. 8-11 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com.
Food TELAYA THIRSTY THURSDAY— Kick back on the patio or take camp chairs or blanket to enjoy live music on the grass. Food truck on-site. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Telaya Wine Co., 240 E. 32nd St., Garden City, 208-557-9463, telayawine.com.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 On Stage BLT: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE—All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. 8 p.m. $11-$14. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
lerini, and Brett Young. 7:30 p.m. $40-$70. Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa, 208-468-1000, fordidahocenter.com. PLAYHOUSE: MURDER AMONG THE MATEYS—6:30 p.m. $15. The Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-7790092, playhouseboise.com. STAGE COACH: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—8 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Art MIKE BEIRIGER PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW—Don’t miss this rare chance to see the evocative landscape and nature photography of Mike Beiriger. Through Sept. 29. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, 208-489-8788.
Literature AUTHOR MARK MCGINNIS: THE SHOW-OFF MONKEY— Join local author and illustrator Mark McGinnis for an author
talk and discussion of his latest book, The Show-off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales. Inspired by the ancient philosopher Chang Tzu, the picture book for children ages 5-10 is beautifully illustrated with original artwork. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, rdbooks.org.
Sports & Fitness BOISE HAWKS VS. HILLSBORO HOPS—7:15 p.m. $2-$16. Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com. IDAHO STATE BMX CHAMPIONSHIP— Head over to the Eagle Foothills BMX Park for the 2017 Idaho State BMX Championships. This three-day event featuring 1,000-plus riders and spectators from all over the Northwest kicks off with a double point state ﬁnal pre-race, then on Saturday, the triple points state ﬁnal race will determine the Idaho state champions. 6-9 p.m. FREE to watch. Eagle Park BMX, Eagle Sports Complex, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-918-9180, facebook.com/EAGLEPARKBMX.
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COMEDIAN SHAWN PELOFSKY—With Sophie Hughes and special guest Minerva Jayne. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.
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COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—Two teams of comics battle it out for your laughs. Suitable for all ages. 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-991-4746, boisecomedy. com. HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL DANCE—Kick off the Hermit Music Festival by kicking up your heels at a Square Dance with Brittany Newell and Friends, and caller Caroline Oakley; followed by a Honky Tonk Dance at 8:30 p.m. with Jack Grelle. 7 p.m. $7 (not included in weekend pass). Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553, hermitmusicfestival.com.
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ISF: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME—8 p.m. $13-$50. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. LADY ANTEBELLUM: YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR—The award-winning country trio is coming to town to support its upcoming seventh studio album, Heart Break. With Kelsea Bal-
CALENDAR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 Festivals & Events BOISE FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove Streets, Boise, 208-345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com. CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC MARKET—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and State streets, Boise, 208-345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
adaptation. 8 p.m. $11-$14. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., 208342-5104, boiselittletheater.org. COMEDIAN SHAWN PELOFSKY— With Sophie Hughes and special guest Minerva Jayne. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-9412459, liquidboise.com. COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-991-4746, boisecomedy. com.
HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—Four days of music, dances and workshops at the Mardi Gras (Sept. 1), Indian Creek Winery (Sept. 2-3) and Powderhaus Brewery (Sept. 4). All ages welcome, kids 13 and younger are free. No dogs. Workshops are included in the cost of the pass. 11 a.m. FREE-$50. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791, hermitmusicfestival.com.
BLT: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE—All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new
ISF: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM—8 p.m. $13-$45. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.
EAGLE SATURDAY MARKET—9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle, 208-489-8763, cityofeagle. org/market.
MERIDIAN YOUTH FARMERS MARKET—9 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian, 208-888-4433. meridiancity.org/youthfarmersmarket. PLAYHOUSE: MURDER AMONG THE MATEYS—6:30 p.m. $15. The Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-7790092, playhouseboise.com. STAGE COACH: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—8 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Workshops & Classes CPR/AED/FIRST AID CLASS— Learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and ﬁrst aid emergencies. Upon successful completion, participants are issued a two-year certiﬁcation through the American Red Cross. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $50-$75. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
Literature THE MEPHAM GROUP
ILLUSTRATOR JOSEPH COWMAN: K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN—Join Joseph Cowman, illustrator of K is for Kindergarten, for a book signing. Whether your little reader is gearing up for the ﬁrst day or making his or her way through the school year, this picture book will help guide them with silly rhymes and fun activities. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3764229, rdbooks.org.
Sports & Fitness BOISE HAWKS VS. HILLSBORO HOPS—7:15 p.m. $2-$16. Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com. IDAHO STATE BMX CHAMPIONSHIP—1-4 p.m. FREE to watch. Eagle Park BMX, Eagle Sports Complex, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-918-9180, facebook.com/EagleParkBMX.
Odds & Ends 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 www.sudoku.org.uk. Go to www.boiseweekly.com 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.
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS
BOISE SWEEPSTAKES CLUB MEETING—Talk about sweepstaking and ways to make winning free online sweepstakes possible. RSVP at meetup.com/ Boise-Sweepstakes-Club-Meetup. Noon-2 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise, 208-9728300, meetup.com/Boise-Sweepstakes-Club-Meetup.
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CALENDAR LINDY HOP SWING DANCE— Drop in for a beginner vintage swing dance lesson every Saturday, then stay from 9-11 p.m. for open dancing and practice. No partner or experience required. 8-11 p.m. $5. Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 Idaho St., Boise, 208-871-6352, heirloomdancestudio.com.
STAGE COACH: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE—2 p.m. $12-$15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
SATURDAY MOVIE: LEGO BATMAN— 1 p.m. FREE. Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-468-5800.
BOISE HAWKS VS. HILLSBORO HOPS—7:15 p.m. $2-$16. Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com.
TREASURE VALLEY SINGLES DANCE—Enjoy open social dancing to a live band every week on Saturday. Married couples are welcome, too. 8 p.m.-midnight. $6-$7. Eagles Lodge Nampa, 118 11th Ave. N., Nampa, 208-4421970, treasurevalleysingles. weebly.com. WALKABOUT BOISE WALKING TOUR—Join Preservation Idaho for their weekly Saturday guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. They will introduce you to the built environment that makes downtown Boise like no other place. These walking tours will be held rain or shine, beginning and ending in front of the Basque Museum on Grove Street. Through Nov. 4. 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. $12. Basque Block, Grove Street between Capitol Boulevard and Sixth Street, Boise, preservationidaho.org/walkaboutboise-2016.
Food CHICKEN DINNER RED RELEASE PARTY—Celebrate the release of Huston Vineyards’ new 2016 vintage. Il Segreto Wood Fired Pizza will be on hand for food and and local musician Carter Freeman will provide tunes. Tasting fee is refundable with bottle purchase. Noon-5 p.m. $5. Huston Vineyards, 16473 Chicken Dinner Road, Caldwell, 208-455-7975, hustonvineyards.com.
Sports & Fitness
IDAHO STATE BMX CHAMPIONSHIP—A double point race ﬁnishes out this exciting weekend of racing. 9 a.m.-noon. FREE to watch. Eagle Park BMX, Eagle Sports Complex, 11800 Horseshoe Bend Way, Eagle, 208-918-9180, facebook.com/EAGLEPARKBMX.
Odds & Ends OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS—Everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively is welcome. 6:307:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Church of Christ, 2000 N. Eldorado St., Boise, 208-409-1086, oa.org.
MONDAYSEPTSEPTEMBER 4 Festivals & Events BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBRARY HOLIDAY CLOSURE— All locations of the Boise Public
Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-9728200, boisepubliclibrary.org. JAPAN DAY 2017—Enjoy Japanese culture at the 10th annual Japan Day. You’ll experience amazing performances of classical Japanese dance, including the famous lion dance, shamisen and taiko drums, martial arts, origami and calligraphy, plus a carnival and ﬂea market. Traditional Japanese food will be available for purchase. Noon-3 p.m. FREE. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097, idahojapaneseassociation.org.
On Stage HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL DECOMPRESSION PARTY—With Fall Creek, Sean Tracey, Idyltime, Spike Coggins and Hillfolk Noir. 4 p.m. FREE. Powderhaus Brewing Company, 9719 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-376-4026, hermitmusicfestival.com.
Odds & Ends GALAGA TOURNAMENT—Join Grinkers for the ﬁve-day Galaga tournament Sept. 4-8. Play as many times as you’d like and place your scores at the front counter. First prize is a T-shirt, $10 gift certiﬁcate and magnet; second prize is a $5 gift certiﬁcate and magnet; and third prize is a magnet. For
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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 On Stage THE ATHEIST COMEDY EXPERIENCE—8 p.m. $10. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL—11 a.m. $25-$50. Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna, 208-922-4791, hermitmusicfestival.com. ISF: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM—7 p.m. $13-$45. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org.
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CALENDAR all ages. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Grinkers Grand Palace Arcade, 228 E. Plaza Drive, Suite H, Eagle, 208-939-9534, Grinkers.com.
Food SNOW CONE MONDAYS—Every Monday, drop by The Balcony Club for alcoholic and non-alcoholic snow cones. For ages 21 and older. 4-9 p.m. Prices vary. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5 Festivals & Events ANNE FRANK MEMORIAL TOURS—Enjoy free docent-led tours of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial every Tuesday from April to October. Meet at the statue of Anne Frank on the Greenbelt at Eighth Street. Hosted by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights. 12:15-1 p.m. FREE. Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, 777 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-0304, wassmuthcenter.org.
On Stage MUNDEK CLEMENT STEIN’S COMEDY SHOWCASE—8 p.m. $5. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com. SPOON—The experimental art rockers hit town in support of their latest release, Hot Thoughts. Stereogum called it “...an international-playboy concept album,” and went on to say that “...it’s absolutely remarkable that, nine albums deep into their career, Spoon are still capable of something like this.” With White Reaper. 8 p.m. $29-$60. Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-367-1212, bo.knittingfactory.com.
every October, we gather up the original works that appeared over the previous 12 months and put them up for auction. It’s always a kickass party and for a kickass cause: a portion of proceeds goes to the artists, a portion supports BW’s Cover Auction Art grant program and a piece of the pie is set aside to support BW’s investigative journalistic mission. Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, 208-344-2055, boiseweekly.com.
Workshops & Classes THE CABIN FREE DROP-IN WRITING WORKSHOP—Budding authors and old pros needing a creative jolt can check out the Cabin’s free and open writing workshop. Alternately hosted by writers Danny Stewart and Heidi Kraay, sessions feature unique prompts designed to inspire a supportive community of local writers. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-331-8000, thecabinidaho.org/events. JUMP FILM WORKOUT—The Actor Workout and Writer Workout are expanding to include the full process of storytelling collaboration through multimedia outlets. Twice a month, the JUMP Film Workout will take over the Loft and Play Studio to hone and practice the art of storytelling. By bringing writers, producers, actors, editors and folks in other production positions together on the same night to foster collaboration and content development. They hope to encourage the collective nature of storytelling through multimedia platforms to ﬂourish. For ages 16 and older. 6:30-9 p.m. FREE. Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-639-6610, jumpboise.org. POWER OF ATTORNEY 101— Learn the basics of Power of Attorney from Idaho Legal Aid Services. This presentation will cover deﬁnitions, legal processes, documentation and helpful tips for you and your family. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-888-4451, mld.org/powerattorney-101.
INITIAL POINT GALLERY ARTISTS’ RECEPTION—Join the Meridian Arts Commission to welcome and view works by the month’s artists. 4:30-7 p.m. FREE. Initial Point Gallery, Merdian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway St., Meridian, 208-888-4433, meridiancity.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, 208-344-3011.
Calls to Artists
Kids & Teens
BOISE WEEKLY COVER ART SUBMISSIONS—Each week since 2001, Boise Weekly has published a piece by a local artist on the front cover—a practice unique among alternative weeklies—and,
GURU DONUTS TASTY TALES STORYTIME WITH REDISCOVERED BOOKS—Get the kiddos giggling at two storytime sessions with the staff of Rediscovered Books while enjoying the tasty
treats at Guru Donuts. The ﬁrst 20-minute session starts at 10 a.m., with an encore at 10:30 a.m. Go early for $2.50 donut and drink specials. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Guru Donuts, 928 W. Main St,, Ste. 100, Boise, 208-571-7792, gurudonuts.com/tasty-tales.
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POWER OF ATTORNEY 101— Learn the basics of Power of Attorney from Idaho Legal Aid Services. This presentation will cover deﬁnitions, legal processes, documentation and helpful tips for you and your family. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-888-4451, mld.org.
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Odds & Ends CHOLESTEROL SCREENING AND CARDIAC RISK ASSESSMENT—Everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol measured at least once every ﬁve years. The higher your LDL level and the more risk factors you have, the greater your chances are of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. The screening includes your HDL/ LDL levels, Cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood pressure check and nutrition and exercise guidelines. Cash or check only. Call for more information. 6:30-9 a.m. $19. Central District Health Department, 707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise, 208-375-5211, cdhd.idaho.gov/hl-cholesterol. php.
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TECH HELP—Drop in any Tuesday to get your technology questions answered in a friendly and informal environment. Take your own device or work on one of their laptops. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Public Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-8884451, mld.org. URBAN ADVENTURE BOISE SCAVENGER HUNT—Turn Boise into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt that’s guided from any smart phone and available 365 days a year. Start when you want and play at your pace. Sign up online at the website below, and save 20 percent by using promotion code BOISEWEEKLY. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $39.20. Meridian Public Library, UrbanAdventureQuest.com.
Food GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA TUESDAY TASTINGS—Celebrate Tuesdays with half-off glasses, carafes and bottles of wine. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, The Village at Meridian, 3573 Longwing Lane, Meridian, 208-884-2031, grimaldispizzeria. com.
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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30 ALIVE AFTER FIVE: LEEROY STAGGER—With Low-Fi. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid BOISE COMMUNITY BAND: SWINGING THROUGH THE SUMMER—7 p.m. FREE. Julia Davis Park
LEEROY STAGGER, AUG. 2, GROVE PLAZA Canadian alt-country/folk/Americana musician Leeroy Stagger has been performing for almost two decades, releasing 11 studio albums and playing hundreds of tour dates worldwide. In his newest release, Love Versus (2017, True North), Stagger combines catchy beats with smart lyrics about surviving the modern world. “I was going to call the album Love Versus Hate originally, but I shortened it because the Latin meaning of versus is ‘against,’” Stagger writes on his website. “So it made more sense to me to think of the theme as love against everything, essentially. I think the idea with these songs is whether love is enough to conquer the struggle.” Although the subject matter is deep, Stagger’s smooth vocals—layered with the instrumentation of drummer Pete Thomas, guitarist Paul Rigby, keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst and bassist Tyson Maiko—makes for a sweet sonic treat. —Lex Nelson
DOUGLAS CAMERON—7:30 p.m. FREE. Piper DUELING PIANOS—8 p.m. FREE. Whiskey Bar
OLD-TIME JAM AND KARAOKE—6 p.m. and 8 p.m., FREE. High Note
GREAT GARDEN ESCAPE: LOUNGE ON FIRE—6 p.m. FREE$10. Idaho Botanical Garden
RAIN CITY RAMBLERS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY: COOK AND ROSE—6 p.m. FREE. The Record Exchange
ROOFTOP ACOUSTIC: EMILY TIPTON—8 p.m. FREE. Reef
HILLFOLK NOIR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
JEFF ENGELBERT AND FRIENDS—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
STEVE EATON—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar WILLISON ROOS— 5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
THURSDAY AUGUST 31 ADDAM CHIAVARRA—6 p.m. FREE. Capitol Bar
OC45 Lady Antebellum
BILLY BRAUN—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
OC45—With The Old One Two, and Nude Oil. 7 p.m. $5. The Olympic
BOISE SPECTRUM THUNDER THURSDAYS: PILOT ERROR—6 p.m. FREE. Boise Spectrum
OPEN MIC WITH UNCLE CHRIS—7 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s
FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL DANCE—With Brittany Newell and Friends, caller Caroline Oakley and Jack Grelle. 7 p.m. $7. Mardi Gras
GHOST BATH—With Beekeeper, and Mariana. 8 p.m. $10. The Shredder GIGGLEBOMB ROOFTOP DANCE PARTY—10 p.m. FREE. Reef
WILSON ROBERTS—6 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
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RADIO MOSCOW, SEPT. 1, THE OLYMPIC Radio Moscow serves as a reminder that not all things relating to Russia need be politically contentious—sometimes they can be straight up rock ’n’ roll. Yet it must be said that despite its name, Radio Moscow isn’t Russian at all: The trio, which includes drummer Paul Marrone, bassist Anthony Meier and guitarist/vocalist Parker Griggs, actually hails from Iowa, where they started jamming together in 2003. Since its self-titled debut album hit the shelves in 2007, Radio Moscow has been pedaling self-styled “powerful, crunching Sabbath-style chords and ﬁery solos” that set it apart from the crowd. The group’s much anticipated ﬁfth album, New Beginnings (Century Media Records), will drop this fall. Ahead of the release, the band will make a pit stop in Boise Friday, Sept. 1, to rock The Olympic with its signature raw blues riffs—building anticipation for its new album to a fever pitch in the City of Trees. —Lex Nelson With The Last Internationale, 8 p.m., $10. The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., 208-342-0176, theolympicboise.com. BOISEweekly | AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 | 15
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Your enjoyment of The Trip to Spain, the gentlest yet funniest installment in a trilogy of light comedies, will depend on your admiration affection for one another yet are at their wit’s end when they’re together. The purpose behind for stars Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, their Brydon and Coogan’s previous road trips—to bottomless well of impressions, the gorgeous Northern England in 2010 and to vistas of Spain and Italy in 2014—were rather incidenwatching a moveable THE TRIP TO SPAIN (PG-13) tal. This time around, Coogan is feast trek across the Directed by Michael Winterbottom supposed to be writing a book and Iberian landscape. Starring Rob Brydon and Steve Bryden is supposed to be scratching For me, that’s check, Coogan out restaurant reviews for The New check, check and Opens Friday, Sept. 8 at York Times. What really defines their check. The Flicks trip is non-stop improvised banter Coogan and between two of the funniest men in Brydon, who are film. And their dueling impressions? Don’t get again playing barely fictionalized versions of them started—on second, thought, please do. themselves, are the British version of The Odd There’s Woody Allen, Marlon Brando, David Couple: They have a deep, albeit unspoken,
Bowie, Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Mick Jagger and Mick Jagger doing Michael Caine. Sprinkle in a little Spanish Inquisition humor and a bonus scene where the two men dress up as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and you’ll be laughing until the waiter brings dessert. Then, there is Spain itself. There couldn’t be a better time for a “carta de amor” to the beautiful nation. Following the summer of tragedy and sorrow in Spain, this film is a reminder of why it is such a magical and important place, and it gave me more genuine laughter than any other movie this summer. I can’t wait to see where Brydon and Coogan take us next.
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BOISE FILM FESTIVAL 2017: BIGGER AND BETTER (AND STILL GROWING) Watch most ﬁlm festival organizers—people who take multitasking to a ridiculous new level— at work and you’ll see they’re nearly always scheduling, scheming or schmoozing. More often than not, they’re also waist-deep in the minutia of their most recent event and while also organizing the next iteration. But ask Boise Film Festival Executive Director Melinda Quick about her priorities, and she’s likely to tell you about plans beyond this year—or even next. “What am I looking at? The 2019 festival,” said Quick, whose name is a perfect moniker for her never-sitstill work ethic. “Yes, of course, we’re working like crazy [on] next month’s festival [Thursday, Sept. 21-Sunday,
Sept. 24], and the plans for 2018 have been well underway for a long time. Honestly, I’m thinking more and more about 2019.” That’s a lot of conﬁdence for a festival still in its infancy and that has had its share of detractors, who complained about a hodgepodge of odd screening venues and the lack of a cohesive theme connecting the ﬁlms. “For the most part, I heard, ‘It’s not worth it’ or ‘Have fun, but we don’t understand why you would put any effort into this,’” Quick said. She didn’t let it get her down, though. “After all, I thrive on putting big things together,” she said. Those things include crafting a series of events happening throughout the year in order to strengthen the BFF brand, generate ticket sales and keep the conversation about the ﬁlm festival going. Some of the
More than 40 ﬁlms will be events included a showcase for screened during the four-day festival, Boise artists who had reinterpreted none of which conﬂict on the schedfamous movie posters and screenule, a problem Quick said plagues ings of ﬁlms at like-minded venues, too many ﬁlm festivals. Additionally, such as the 1983 cult classic there will be ﬁlm workshops in the Strange Brew at Boise Brewing or state-of-the-art JUMP studios, as The Neverending Story at Rediscovwell as a series of panel events, ered Books. including the status of ﬁlmmak“ I think the biggest step foring in Idaho, the ward for us is that burgeoning virtual we have a single BOISE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 reality industry and venue for this Thursday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. the roles of youth year’s festival, 22; four-day pass $50-$150 and women in ﬁlm. playing host to all JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Each evening will our ﬁlms, panels boiseﬁlmfestival.org. be capped off by and workshops. A parties at Amstervery big venue,” dam Lounge, Boise Brewing or the said Quick. “We talked to the folks Owyhee Rooftop Lounge. at JUMP about this possibility for Quick also agreed to let Boise months and months, and we came Weekly readers be among the ﬁrst to to an agreement in late July. Did I check out the full BFF 2017 schedhave a Plan B, Plan C and Plan D? ule—ﬁnd it at boiseweekly.com. You bet I did, but this couldn’t be —George Prentice better.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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Whether or not you came out to him is less important than the fact that you stood up and said something. However, it does bring up passing privilege. Because you pass as a straight, white woman, you reap the beneﬁt of being automatically accepted. The problem with this is twofold: You feel guilt for hiding your truth while still being able to mask your truth when you feel afraid. That is not something many POC or LGBTQ people have the luxury of doing. You are free to be as out as you want to be, but don’t ever stop standing up for what is right.
“TO THE BONE,” STEVEN WILSON “WOODSTOCK,” PORTUGAL. THE MAN “EVERYTHING NOW,” ARCADE FIRE “SOMETHING TO TELL YOU,” HAIM
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The number of years since barbering began— blades and paintings of barbers at work can be traced to ancient Egypt (crewners.com)
The hours of study required to get an Idaho barber’s license; students must also pass written/practical exams (beautyschoolsdirectory. com)
In 1880, the average cost of equipping a 10-foot by 12-foot barbershop (nationalbarbermuseum.org)
The year Trueﬁtt & Hill opened its doors—the London-based barbershop is the longest running in the world (trueﬁttandhill.co.uk)
In 2016, the average annual salary for a barber in the U.S. (bls.gov)
Since 1995, the percent of African-American barbering students in the U.S. (nationalbarbermuseum.org)
The year the world’s ﬁrst barber school opened— it is located in Chicago (nationalbarbermuseum.org)
The average cost of a haircut circa 1800—a shave was only $.03! (crewners.com)
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems,” said businessman Lee Iacocca. You are wrestling with an example of this phenomenon, Aries. The camouflage is well rendered. To expose the opportunity hidden beneath the apparent dilemma, you may have to be more strategic and less straightforward than usual—cagier and not as blunt. Can you manage that? I think so. Once you crack the riddle, taking advantage of the opportunity should be interesting. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Close your eyes and imagine this: You and a beloved ally get lost in an enchanted forest, discover a mysterious treasure, and find your way back to civilization just before dark. Now visualize this: You give a dear companion a photo of your face taken on every one of your birthdays, and the two of you spend hours talking about your evolution. Picture this: You and an exciting accomplice luxuriate in a sun-lit sanctuary surrounded by gourmet snacks as you listen to ecstatic music and bestow compliments on each other. These are examples of the kinds of experiments I invite you to try in the coming weeks. Dream up some more! Here’s a keynote to inspire you: sacred fun.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On its album Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty, Jefferson Starship plays a song I co-wrote, “In a Crisis.” On its album Deeper Space/Virgin Sky, the band covers another tune I co-wrote, “Dark Ages.” Have I received a share of the sales? Not a penny. Am I upset? Not at all. I’m glad the songs are being heard and enjoyed. I’m gratified a worldfamous, multi-platinum band chose to record them. I’m pleased my musical creations are appreciated. Now, here’s my question for you, Gemini: Has some good thing of yours been “borrowed”? Have you wielded a benevolent influence that hasn’t been fully acknowledged? I suggest you consider adopting an approach like mine. It’s prime time to adjust your thinking about how your gifts and talents have been used, applied or translated.
line carburetor.” Be on the lookout, Cancerian, for inventive substitutions and ingenious replacements.
mindful of how you shape the basic features. The details you include in the beginning may endure.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): When famous socialite Nan Kempner was young, her mother took her shopping at Yves Saint Laurent’s salon. Nan got fixated on a certain white satin suit, but her mean old mother refused to buy it for her. “You’ve already spent too much of your monthly allowance,” mom said. But the resourceful girl came up with a successful gambit. She broke into sobs and continued to cry nonstop until the store’s clerks lowered the price to an amount she could afford. You know me, Leo: I don’t usually recommend resorting to such extreme measures to get what you want. But now is one time when I am giving you a go-ahead to do just that.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The sadness you feel might be the most fertile sadness you have felt in a long time. At least potentially, it has tremendous motivating power. You could respond to it by mobilizing changes that would dramatically diminish the sadness you feel in the coming years, and also make it less likely that sadness-provoking events will come your way. So I invite you to express gratitude for your current sadness. That’s the crucial first step if you want to harness it to work wonders.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Author Roger von Oech tells us that creativity often involves “the ability to take something out of one context and put it into another so that it takes on new meanings.” According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this strategy could and should be your specialty in the coming weeks. “The first person to look at an oyster and think food had this ability,” says von Oech. “So did the first person to look at sheep intestines and think guitar strings. And so did the first person to look at a perfume vaporizer and think gaso-
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Computer scientist Tim BernersLee invented the miraculous communication system we know as the World Wide Web. When asked if he had any regrets about his pioneering work, he named just one. There was no need for him to have inserted the double slash—”//”— after the “http:” in web addresses. He’s sorry internet users have had to type those irrelevant extra characters so many billions of times. Let this serve as a teaching story for you, Virgo. As you create innovations in the coming weeks, be
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Don’t hoot with the howls at night if you want to crow with the rooster in the morning,” advised Miss Georgia during the Miss Teen USA Pageant. Although that’s usually good counsel, it may not apply to you in the coming weeks. Why? Because your capacity for revelry will be at an all-time high, as will your ability to be energized rather than drained by your revelry. It seems you have a special temporary superpower that enables you both to have maximum fun and get a lot of work done. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): During this phase of your astrological cycle, it makes sense to express more leadership. If you’re already
a pretty good guide or role model, you will have the power to boost your benevolent influence to an even higher level. For inspiration, listen to educator Peter Drucker: “Leadership is not magnetic personality. That can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people.’ That is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, raising a person’s performance to a higher standard, building a personality beyond its normal limitations.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “One should always be a little improbable,” said Oscar Wilde. That’s advice I wouldn’t normally give a Capricorn. You thrive on being grounded and straightforward, but I’m making an exception now. The astrological omens compel me. So, what does it mean, exactly? How might you be “improbable”? Here are suggestions to get you started: 1. Be on the lookout for inspiring ways to surprise yourself; 2. Elude any warped expectations that people have of you; 3. Be willing to change your mind. Open yourself up to evidence that contradicts your theories and beliefs; 4. Use telepathy to contact Oscar Wilde in your dreams, and ask him to help you stir up some benevolent mischief or compassionate trouble. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A modern Israeli woman named
Shoshana Hadad got into trouble because of an event that occurred long before she was born. In 580 B.C., one of her male ancestors married a divorced woman, which at that time was regarded as a sin. Religious authorities decreed that as punishment, none of his descendants could ever wed a member of the Cohen tribe, but Hadad did just that, which prompted rabbis to declare her union with Masoud Cohen illegal. I bring this tale to your attention as a way to illustrate the possibility that you, too, may soon have to deal with the consequences of past events. But now that I have forewarned you, I expect you will act wisely, not rashly. You will pass a tricky test and resolve the old matter for good. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Want to live to be 100? Then be as boring as possible. That’s the conclusion of longevity researchers, as reported by the Weekly World News. To ensure a maximum life span, you should do nothing that excites you. You should cultivate a neutral, blah personality and never travel far from home. Just kidding! I lied. The *Weekly World News* is, in fact, a famous purveyor of fake news. The truth, according to my analysis of the astrological omens, is that you should be less boring in the next seven weeks than you have ever been in your life. To do so will be superb for your health, your wealth and your future.
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