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EDITOR’S NOTE LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCAL Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus (500 B.C.) is known for his doctrine of “universal flux,” the idea that everything is always flowing, always different. Though this is an oversimplified statement on his work and a rather high-handed way of introducing Note this week, it underlines a practice important to me both personally and professionally: embracing change. Without ignoring the value of tradition and longevity, disregarding the need for growth causes stagnation, and here at Boise Weekly, we aren’t about to let moss grow under our feet. In light of that, we’re making two changes to our annual Best of Boise poll. First, we have moved it up. Starting today, March 7, nominations are open, and through March 28 at bob.boiseweekly.com, you can nominate your favorite people, places and things for Best of Boise 2018. The top three nominees in each category will go on the BOB 2018 ballot for voting (April 11-30), so nominate away and help your favorites get on the voting ballot. Second, we’re opening up some of the categories to include non-local businesses—the local-only categories will be clearly marked. When someone moves to Boise, they establish a life and a livelihood here. When they bring or open a business here, they contribute to this community. They pay taxes. They employ people. They often source local materials. They add value. They become our neighbors and our friends. While we here at Boise Weekly—a locally owned and operated business—are diehard supporters of other locally owned and operated businesses, we feel like shutting franchises out of Best of Boise has become elitist and doesn’t allow readers to vote with their hearts, to choose who or what they really think is the best of the best. Change can be scary, but it can also be liberating, exciting and cause for celebration, so go to bob.boiseweekly.com, nominate your faves and join the party! —Amy Atkins
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COUGH IT UP The ﬂu scare is winding down, but now the Central District Health Department says 2018 is a “peak year” for whooping cough, as well. Read more at New/ Citydesk.
STILL TRUCKIN’ At its new brick and mortar in the Boise Spectrum, Mad Mac is serving up its signature mac and cheese—and killer chocolate cake. We dish about the new spot at Food & Drink/Food Review.
GETTING THE GOLD The Olympics may be over, but another set of golden accolades was handed out March 4. Find an update on the the 2018 Oscar winners and their antics at Screen/Screen News.
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OPINION WAR CRIMES
The ultimate judges might not yet be born BILL COPE Some day, on down the timeline a ways when our current events have coalesced into another complete chapter of America’s history, every one of us is going to be asked by a descendant—a son or daughter, a grand-child, perhaps even a great-grandkid, depending on how much time you have left— “Daddy (Mom, Gramps, Nana, P-paw), what did you do in the war?” She (he) will be referring, of course, to the Great Russo-Euro-U.S. Cyberwar—or as it could come to be known “The War To End All Democracies.” And come that day little Jimmy (Janelle, Jerzy, Judy, Jamal, Jessica, Jack, whatever) asks the question, assumedly we will know whether Russia won the war, or democracy. Robert Mueller struck a solid smack for the democracy allies with indictments of 13 Roosky election infiltrators and three Russian companies. But almost everyone agrees that legal action will have little effect on either the strategy to sabotage our electoral processes with false and divisive information, or the strategists behind all that sabotaging. After all, any mega-billionaire, ex-KGB, murdering bastard oligarch who rides horses in Russia shirtless, is not likely to be overly alarmed by a few indictments against some underlings. Da? Nor can we determine, yet, how deep an impact Mueller’s inclusion of these foreign agents in his overall investigation will have upon those Americans who don’t seem to care what they are hearing or from whom they are hearing it, as long as it is “Hillary Clinton is an evil bitch,” “Barack Obama f**ked up everything,” and “Donald Trump is even greater than he says he is!”—or some variation thereon. However, it is obvious to those Americans blessed with an I.Q. somewhere north of abject idiot that the Russian indictments illustrate just how methodical, unrelenting and (I think it’s fair to say) brilliant our Special Prosecutor Mr. Mueller is. It seems inevitable that the layered framework he is constructing will be used to stretch the skins of any number of collaborators—the most notable of which, I suspect, will glow with that sickly irradiated orange patina long after he no longer has access to the tons of makeup it takes to produce it—who knowingly participated in, and actually facilitated, a hostile invasion. So yes, it is increasingly clear where the Mueller investigation is going: 1) establish the authenticity and seriousness of the crime, then 2) nail the criminals. And as the plotline becomes more predictable every time another indictment is issued or another of the Trump goons flips to the prosecution, we grow curious about how there can still be anyone left in the cretin camp who has no worrisome doubts about the future they BOISE WEEKLY.COM
thought they were voting for 16 months ago. I have no delusions that they are changing their minds en masse about the man they chose and are simply too embarrassed to admit it. No, even if the basically-decent-but-fundamentally dumb ones who voted for Trump are losing faith, there are still plenty enough basically demented-and fundamentally dreadful ones—the fascists-bytemperament and Nazis-by-nature, the hateful racist gunk clogging the moral plumbing of our nation—to provide Trump with a loyal base to which even treason is acceptable. Still, even they—the awful-est of the awful—will one day have to answer little Janie’s (Johnny’s) question: “What did you do in the war, Daddy?” And if little Janie is exceptionally precocious, she may continue with a more demanding line of inquiry—e.g.: “Were you one of those who actively resisted the dismantling of two and a half centuries of progress in voting rights, citizen participation, government transparency, and American leadership? Did you fight back when that Trump thug and his flying monkeys hacked away at the very institutions designed to protect the rule of law? Did you stand up for the principles of equality and justice among the races and sexes and social strata... the value of character in those who lead our people... the rejection of institutionalized vice, hate and depravity?” Or... “Daddy, did you sit like a carbuncle on humanity’s ass as our public schools were being dissolved in a pit of privatization acid... as our public lands were dealt out to the greediest swine in the world like so many marked cards in a crooked game... the environmental protections of a half century of accomplishment shredded like financial records in a Mafia lawyer’s office... the American middle class gutted and dismembered like a chicken on a Tyson Foods production line?” Even worse... “Daddy, did you actively contribute to the ruination of everything that ever made America a good and exceptional land, just because you were so damn gullible as to believe a man who never cared about anything in his life but himself would gave a shit about you?” I won’t pretend to guess how Trump people might answer when that day comes. But whether the outcome of this war leaves democracy intact, or we slip irretrievably into the utter chaos of lies and corruption inspired by the Trump/Putin Axis, those people should be aware that it is not today’s Resistance they have to answer to. It is their own offspring. And if democracy loses, I suspect those future generations will be a lot less forgiving than we old vets from the I-Told-YouSo brigades.
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The case of Brandon Eller v. Idaho State Police is far from over.
COP V. COPS: FOLLOWING JURY VERDICT, DETECTIVE STILL IN COURT WITH ISP After successfully arguing that Idaho State Police had retaliated against him for refusing to change his professional conclusion about a fatal crash, ISP detective Brandon Eller was awarded $1.5 million in damages by an Ada County Jury. He hasn’t seen any of it and is still tangled in court ﬁlings, though. “All Brandon wanted was to be heard, for somebody to say, ‘We got it wrong. We’re sorry. We’ll try to do better.’ The reason Brandon brought the lawsuit was to get some accountability,” said Erika Birch, an attorney with Boise-based Strindberg & Scholnick. “When are the State and ISP going to accept accountability for their actions?” Birch celebrated the jury’s verdict with Eller and his wife Kristi in September 2017. The State of Idaho has yet to pay a dime to Eller, who won more than $30,000 in lost wages and an additional $1.5 million for emotional distress. Soon thereafter, the State of Idaho argued that the emotional distress award should have been limited to $500,000, saying that there had only been one occurrence of alleged retaliation, and that the Idaho Tort Claims Act limits damages to $500,000 per occurrence. That, in turn, triggered a separate appeal from Birch, arguing that there had been multiple occurrences of retaliation. During Eller’s trial, it was learned that Eller had been labeled a “disgruntled employee,” denied a pay increase and relegated to night and weekend shifts after he faulted a Payette County Sheriff’s deputy for recklessness in the investigation of a 2011 fatal car crash. “In the appeal, each side ﬁles an opening brief, a responding brief, a reply brief and then we’ll make oral arguments in front of the Court of Appeals,” said Birch. “Obviously, when you get a verdict like this, you hope it’s the end of the line. To have ISP appeal on the back end is more frustration.” The argument in front of the Court of Appeals isn’t expected anytime soon. “When you have somebody on the other side who refuses to accept even a jury verdict and continues to appeal, it’s pretty impossible to get closure,” said Birch. —George Prentice 6 | MARCH 7–13, 2018 | BOISEweekly
Edmund and Sophia Fowler built their Central Addition home in 1894 (left). More than 120 years later, The Fowler will open the doors to 189 rental units near that same spot.
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD New residents of The Fowler resurrect the Central Addition GEORGE PRENTICE The rise, fall and resurrection of the Central Addition and, in particular, The Fowler, can be linked to two couples who, even though they’re more than a century apart, had remarkably similar dreams: They wanted to be part of a new Boise neighborhood and a thriving downtown business climate. When Edmund and Sophia Fowler built their Queen Anne-style house at 413 S. Fourth Street in 1894, Idaho had only recently been admitted as the 43rd state in the Union. The Fowlers wanted to live near a new jewelry store on Main Street while becoming residents of what Preservation Idaho would later call “one of the most fashionable places to live” and “one of the most affordable areas for Boise’s working class.” Fast forward more than 120 years to husband and wife Paul Carew and Lisa McGrath, who will move into the Central Addition on Saturday, March 10, when the aptly-named Fowler apartment building officially opens for occupancy. Carew owns Carew Co., a strategic design and communications agency; McGrath owns Lisa McGrath LLC, a new-media and privacy law firm; and together they own Wear Boise apparel. All three businesses are in the downtown Boise core. “A neighborhood first platted at the turn of the 19th century is being revitalized with new life,” said McGrath. “That’s exciting to be a part of. The City of Boise and the Capital City Development Corporation’s plans for Broad Street promise it’ll be the ‘coolest block in Boise.’” Actually, those of us who work at Boise Weekly—which moved to the corner of Sixth and Broad streets in 2005—always thought our block was cool. It was, however, eerily quiet for years.
Most of the historic homes in the Central Addition, including the Queen Anne affectionately known as “The Fowler,” fell into serious disrepair. One by one, the homes were targets of vandalism, fire or both. Most of them were destroyed or bulldozed. Some were saved, including The Fowler, which was rescued in August 2015 and relocated to a lot near Fort and 11th streets. By then, developers from Local Construct had plans for the Central Addition, and it didn’t take long to convince city officials to give the neighborhood new life. “I remember telling them, ‘God bless you,’” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. “We’ve been waiting for something like this for six or eight years.” Local Construct broke ground in January 2016, and a little more than two years later, The Fowler is set to re-energize the neighborhood with 159 rental units, 186 parking spaces and ground-floor retailers including the alreadyopened Wylder restaurant and Form & Function coffee shop. “Once you have people returning to this neighborhood—we’re talking about 200 new residents—they’re going to want to shop and eat,” said Patrick Boel, director of construction for Local Construct. “Downtown has struggled a bit over the years because people haven’t lived here. They’ve driven downtown and had to park, but if you live down here, you can walk. It will have an impact not just on this neighborhood but all of downtown.” Boel smiled like a proud father as he walked through The Fowler, talking about its amenities. Highlights include dog wash stations (the building is pet-friendly), lockable bike parking for
160, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor deck with a community barbecue and fire pit, and something called “parcel pending.” “Imagine you have a package delivery from Amazon. The delivery person will come up here [the second floor], type in a code and—”Right on cue, Boel entered a code, prompting one of a couple dozen different-shaped doors to pop open—“The system then texts you with a special code that allows only you to open that door.” Some of the Fowler apartments look out over Julia Davis Park and Boise State, while others provide great views of downtown and the Boise Foothills, and they come in different sizes: live/ work units, which allow residents to have small businesses in their homes, start at $1,550. Studio apartments are available for $1,100-$1,140 per month, one-bedroom apartments run $1,250$1,600, and two-bedrooms are $1,350-$1,900. “I’ve got one of the new units facing east, so I’ll be waking up to some gorgeous sunrises,” said Allison Wear, a chief information officer at a Boise business. “My office is just off the Greenbelt; it’s so close. Plus, I have a couple of dogs, so I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been waiting for a place like this, especially downtown.” Meanwhile, Carew and McGrath are anxious to move into their sixth-floor unit. “We’ll be looking north with that great view of the Foothills and the Statehouse. We’ve got a corner unit, so we’ll also be looking east enjoying that spectacular sunrise over Tablerock,” said McGrath. “We’re definitely embracing something new.” Just like Edmund and Sophia Fowler did in 1894. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
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CALENDAR WEDNESDAY MARCH 7 On Stage BCT: HOUSE OF TOMORROW—7 p.m. $10-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org. VINTAGE MOVIE NIGHT: NORTH BY NORTHWEST—The Vintage Movie Night Series features classic movies paired with bottomless movie snacks (included in ticket price). 7:30 p.m. $13-$20. Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-343-1871, sapphireboise.com.
Art 2018 ANNUAL BOISE STATE STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION— Through March 18. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union
Gallery, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1242. ABERTZALEAK: SACRIFICE AND HONOR—10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE-$5. Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 Grove St., Boise, 208343-2671, basquemuseum.com. BRYAN ANTHONY MOORE: BRAZEN BULL, A NATURAL MYTHSTORY OF NORTH AMERICA—Through April 30. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Rosenthal Gallery, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 208-459-5321. HEATHER CARSON: SCULPTED LIGHT—Through July 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-3458330, boiseartmuseum.org. THE LIGHT BEHIND ILLUMICONE—Illumicone is light art driven by group participation. From design and construction to the light patterns created through interaction with its electromechanical widgets, this presentation reveals how Illumicone was conceived, built and how it turned widget movement into a dazzling
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BAM: HEATHER CARSON, SCULPTED LIGHT In a museum, spotlights illuminate artwork hanging on walls or sitting on display under glass. In a new exhibit at Boise Art Museum, however, the light is the art. Sculpted Light, now on display in the BAM Sculpture Garden, features a collection of minimalist sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Heather Carson, who created the work using ﬂuorescent tubes in shades of white which, when juxtaposed, seem to glow subtly pink, blue and orange. BAM Executive Director Melanie Fales praised Carson’s “heavy, industrial aesthetic” and the way her work “explores the properties and nuances of color.” For local modern art junkies, Carson’s showcase may be a bright spot in the ﬁnal days of winter—in more ways than one. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays. FREE-$6. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org. 8 | MARCH 7–13, 2018 | BOISEweekly
spectacle of light and color that surrounds the participants beneath it. 6 p.m. $10. Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-639-6610. MICHAEL MCFALLS AND JON SWINDLER: NEW RESIDUE— Through March 16. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center, Liberal Arts Building, 1874 University Drive, Boise, 208426-3994, art.boisestate.edu/ visualartscenter. NAMPA ART COLLECTIVE QUARTERLY EXHIBITION—Through March 26. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, nampaciviccenter.com. NANCY SATHRE-VOGEL: ELEGANT ANTIQUITY, CHAMPLEVÉ METAL JEWELRY—Through March 24. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., Boise, 208-331-3374, artsourcegallery.com.
SEATTLE ISTANBUL POSTER SHOW—Through March 25. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Boise State Visual Arts Center Gallery 2, Hemingway Center, Room 110, 1819 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-426-3994, art.boisestate.edu/visualartscenter.
Religious/Spiritual CHANGING THE WORLD ONE WALL AT A TIME—Join the Boise State Baha’i Campus Club for a screening of Changing the World One Wall at a Time, a documentary about Education is Not a Crime, one of the world’s largest street art and human rights campaigns, which raises awareness of education discrimination by Iran’s government against tens of thousands of Baha’is. 8 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-1000.
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Have you seen a print-a-pot?
JONATHAN KEEP DIGITAL POTTERY WORKSHOP AND LECTURE With 3D printers becoming more common by the day, the future is now. People have now printed just about everything, from jewelry and action ﬁgures to machine and body parts. Now, U.K.-based ceramics professor Jonathan Keep is using a 3D printer to make clay pots: a method which would likely seem Jetson-level crazy to the people who were throwing clay forms as early as 400 B.C. Keep will visit Boise State University for a lecture and two-day drop-in workshop. Boise State students, staff and faculty, and high school students, can join in for free, while others can participate by donation. Stop by and see where art and technology meet. Workshop: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m.5 p.m. Lecture: Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. Boise State University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 150, 1874 University Drive, 208-4261230, art.boisestate.edu.
THURSDAY MARCH 8
BCT: HOUSE OF TOMORROW—7 p.m. $10-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Festivals & Events
BLT: EXIT LAUGHING—7:30 p.m. $11-$16. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org.
FETTUCCINE FORUM: PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE 1918 SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC—Join Dr. Bob H. Reinhardt and Dr. Ginger Floerchinger-Franks to discuss what we can learn from the pandemic about diseases, public health, our communities and ourselves. Presented by the Boise City Department of Arts and History. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-384-4422, boiseartsandhistory.org.
ENCORE: ALL SHOOK UP, THE MUSICAL—7:30 p.m. $14. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, encoreetc.org. IDAHO ARTS CHARTER: INTO THE WOODS—6:30 p.m. $10$12. Idaho Arts Charter School, 1220 Fifth St. N., Nampa, 208463-4324.
STAGE COACH: GLADYS NIGHTS—7:30 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
ALLEY REP: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE—8 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, alleyrep.org.
STAND UP FOR ENDO BENEFIT SHOW—At this Night for the Tormented Uterus, comedian Jen Adams and KIZN radio host Shawnda McNeal aim to raise awareness and generate funds for
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Racism: micro and macro.
READ ME TREASURE VALLEY LECTURE For Read Me Treasure Valley 2018, Boise is facing the question of evolving race relations head-on with The Underground Railroad by bestselling author Colson Whitehead, which looks at the horrors and echoes of slavery. Read Me TV is sponsoring more than a dozen free events, including two lectures that will take a broad and narrow view of the topic, respectively. From historian Betti VanEppsTaylor, a past adjunct professor at College of Southern Idaho, comes “Fenced In or Fenced Out? American Diversity in a Racist Century,” which examines divisions in U.S. society as the “latest chapter in a long history of internal and world-wide upheavals.” Then, Idaho Black History Museum Board President and Director Phillip Thompson will deliver “Idaho’s Unique Racial History.” Fenced In: 6:30 p.m., FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181. Idaho History: 6 p.m., FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-972-8200, readmetv.com. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
CALENDAR women who face the pain of endometriosis. Featuring comedians Beth Norton and Sophie Hughes, and live music by Jakob Freely. Proceeds beneﬁt braave.org, 5:30 p.m. $10. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.
Workshops & Classes WASSMUTH CENTER IDAHO EDUCATOR WORKSHOP—Join the Wassmuth Center to learn how to create a classroom community of compassion by embracing survival. Register online. 5-8:30 p.m. $40. Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, 208-3431871, riversideboise.com.
Rwandan Genocide through the eyes of a 4-year-old child. Through her writing and public lectures, her goal is to pierce the wall of silence that still pervades much of our society. In the North Star Room. 7-8:30 p.m. $20. Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, riversideboise.com.
Talks & Lectures READ ME TV: FENCED IN OR FENCED OUT? AMERICAN DIVERSITY IN A RACIST CENTURY—Join historian Betti VanEpps-Taylor as she examines today’s polarizing and divisive “identity politics” as just the latest chapter in a long history of internal upheavals. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181, adalib.org/victory.
FRIDAY MARCH 9 Festivals & Events NAMPA FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA— Help the NFJC assist victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. 6 p.m. $50. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, fjcfoundationoﬁdaho.org.
On Stage ALLEY REP: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE—8 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, alleyrep.org. BCT: HOUSE OF TOMORROW—8 p.m. $10-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
WASSMUTH CENTER’S DESSERT WITH THE AUTHOR: DYDINE UMUNYANA—Dydine Umunyana’s memoir Embracing Survival tells the story of the 1994
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
BLT: EXIT LAUGHING—8 p.m. $11-$16. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-9914746, boisecomedy.com.
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ON STAGE CUBA and CARIBBEAN EVENT Tuesday, March 13th 6:00 pm Global Travel - 900 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID Presentation by Katie Dow Come hear about Katie’s experiences after spending one and a half years aboard the ship in Cuba and the Caribbean.
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ENCORE: ALL SHOOK UP, THE MUSICAL—7:30 p.m. $14. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-468-5555, encoreetc.org. HISPANIC FILM FESTIVAL: EL REY DEL ONCE (THE TENTH MAN)—(With English subtitles.) 6 p.m. FREE. Boise State Riverfront Hall, 1987 W. Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. OCTOTHORP EXPERIMENTAL IMPROV—For all ages. 7 p.m. FREE. High Note Cafe, 225 N. Fifth St., Boise, 208-429-1911, thehighnotecafe.com. STAGE COACH: GLADYS NIGHTS—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com. Run, drink, eat, repeat.
IRON HORSE BREWERY ST. PADDY DAY HALF K Looking for a fun event that keeps you on your feet? Still trying to hold onto those New Year’s resolutions? Then look no further than the Iron Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day Half K. You’ll start off at Wiseguy Pizza and can work off that slice by participating in the .31-mile race around the block. All ages are welcome and all race fees will be donated to the Idaho Food Bank. Fees include a bib, snack and beer at the end of the dash. Join in on the fun for its fourth year running, and listen to jams by Celtic rock band Guess When, which will return to perform live at the event. Group rates are available with a minimum of four members, as well as discounted rates for kids. The goal is to raise $2000, so grab your friends, grab your family and get ready to stampede through downtown Boise. 1 p.m.-4 p.m., $5-$25. Wiseguy Pizza, 570 W. Main St., 509933-3134, stpaddydayhalfk.com. BOISE WEEKLY.COM
Literature AUTHOR KATE MOORE: THE RADIUM GIRLS—Best-selling author Kate Moore will explain who the Radium Girls were, what happened to them, and what they achieved. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise.
Kids & Teens TREASURE VALLEY CHILDREN’S THEATER: WILLY WONKA JR.—7 p.m. FREE-$8. Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. Eighth St., treasurevalleychildrenstheater.com.
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tors, drip irrigation and how to harvest rain water. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise, 208-3427548, edwardsgreenhouse.com.
Festivals & Events AGRICULTURAL FUN FAIR—2-4 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, adalib.org/victory.
Local Talent Showcase LIVE June 16, 2018 • 11am-2pm • Capitol City Park Applications due March 31, 2018 Boise PrideFest is holding auditions to showcase a variety of local talent in front of a crowd of thousands to support unity and diversity in our local community. We will select nine artists to perform 15 minute spots on the main stage at 2018 Boise PrideFest.
ELKS 150 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE—Join the Boise Elks to celebrate their 150th anniversary at this open house. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Boise Elks Lodge No. 310, 6608 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-377-2763, boiseelks.org.
On Stage ALLEY REP: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE—8 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-4248297, alleyrep.org. BCT: HOUSE OF TOMORROW—2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$35. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
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BLT: EXIT LAUGHING—8 p.m. $11-$16. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. BOISE PHIL BROADWAY POPS: DOUG LEBRECQUE—Known for his roles in Phantom of the Opera and Showboat, LaBrecque thrills audiences with his powerful voice. 7:30 p.m. $26.41-$64.14. Morrison Centers, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Bosie, 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.
Talks & Lectures READ ME TV: LINCOLN AND CIVIL RIGHTS DURING WARTIME—Responding to arguments from Erastus Corning and other New York Democrats, Lincoln defended his decisions with respect to civil rights as being humane and respectful of the goals of union. Dr. Scott Yenor, Boise State University Professor of Political Science, discusses Lincoln’s arguments then transfers their principles to contemporary issues. Today’s issues may be as complicated as, or even more complicated than, those faced by Lincoln, but our resolution of those issues favors civil rights much more than the Great Emancipator’s view. After the presentation, participants are invited to visit the Lincoln exhibit on site. 2 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Archives, 2205 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-334-2620, readmetv.com.
Sports & Fitness CURE FOR CABIN FEVER: OREGON TRAIL HISTORIC RESERVE HIKE—Don’t miss this chance to get out and explore on a 3-mile beginner hike with beautiful views of the Boise River and the surrounding landscape. Dress for the weather and pack your lunch. Depart and return Nampa Rec Center. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org. IRON HORSE BREWERY ST. PADDY DAY HALF K BOISE EDITION—The Iron Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day Half K is an all-ages fundraising race for The Idaho Foodbank, starting at Wiseguy Pizza Pie. The Half K is 500 meters or .31 miles. Race fees include bib, medal, snack stations, fun, running .31 miles, more fun, a beer for all your hard work, plus all the warm fuzzy feelings you’ll get from helping the Idaho Foodbank. All ages welcome; family and child rates available. 1-4 p.m. $25. Wiseguy Pizza Pie, 570 Main St., Boise, 208-336-7777, stpaddydayhalfk.com.
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COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV—7:30 p.m. $5-$10. ComedySportz Boise, 4619 Emerald St., Boise, 208-9914746, boisecomedy.com. ENCORE: ALL SHOOK UP, THE MUSICAL—2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $14. Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa, 208-4685555, encoreetc.org. MERIDIAN SYMPHONY: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—Enjoy works by Handel, Beethoven, Strauss, Korngold, Krogstad and more. 7:30 p.m. $4-$11. Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise, 208-891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.
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STAGE COACH: GLADYS NIGHTS—8 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
Literature A COMMUNITY OF GARDENERS EVENT—Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to this free event sponsored by Garden Clubs of Idaho. Find “learning tables” that have volunteers sharing information on multiple garden topics, including plant pests, composting with worms, bees as our pollina-
CALENDAR Kids & Teens ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE EVENT— Students interested in a medical or dental vocation learn what it takes to get into your ideal college and how to be successful from mentors who have had the same aspirations in the healthcare ﬁeld. High school students, junior high students, parents are welcome. Arrive early as the event kicks off with a presentation by a panel of medical professionals. Afterward, explore and talk to representatives from various medical ﬁelds, volunteer organizations and colleges that will be in attendance. In the Jump Room. 9-11:30 a.m. FREE. Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208639-6610. SENSORY ENHANCED STORYTIME—This inclusive new program was developed for children who are on the autism spectrum or have other developmental disabilities, and is presented at a preschool level of development. For ages 3-12. 11-11:45 a.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-3620181, adalib.org/victory.
TREASURE VALLEY CHILDREN’S THEATER: WILLY WONKA JR.—11 a.m. & 2 p.m. FREE-$8. Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. Eighth St., Meridian, 208-287-8828, treasurevalleychildrenstheater.com.
Odds & Ends 46TH ANNUAL BOISE ROADSTER SHOW—10 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE-$12. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, facebook.com/boiseroadstershow. BOISE CONTRA DANCE—Featuring music by Acrasians, with calling by Pat Blatter. Couples are welcome, but partners not required. Newcomers are encouraged to attend a 7:30 p.m. workshop prior to dancing at 8 p.m. The dance is smoke and alcohol-free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit david0.tedcrane.com/ID/BCDS. For all ages. 8-10:30 p.m. $5$10. Broadway Dance and Event Center, 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise, 208-342-6123, david0.tedcrane. com/ID/BCDS.
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TVCWDA SECOND SATURDAY DANCE—Enjoy open social dancing, including Two-Step, West and East Coast Swing, Country Swing, Waltz, and line dances. All ages and abilities welcome; no dance experience needed and no partner required. Take a snack to share; non-alcoholic beverages permitted. 7:30-11 p.m. $2-$8, $15 family/couple. Boise Square and Round Dance Center, 6534 W. Diamond Street, Boise, 208-9414853, treasurevalleycwda.org. VICTORIAN PARLOR GAMES AT THE BISHOPS’ HOUSE—Step back in time to enjoy a lively evening of Victorian Parlor games, suitable for “polite company” and led by costumed members of the Idaho Civil War Volunteers nonproﬁt. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds beneﬁt The Friends of The Bishops’ House mission preserving and sustaining this historic home. 7-9:30 p.m. $20. Bishops’ House, 2420 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208342-3279, thebishopshouse.com.
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Food GOLDEN EAGLE AUDUBON SOCIETY BANQUET—Join Golden Eagle Audubon Society for their annual banquet with a special keynote presentation by awardwinning wildlife photographer Paul Bannick. The event will also feature a traveling photo exhibit by the National Audubon Society and a silent auction. Proceeds will support Audubon’s work to protect birds and their habitats. 6 p.m. $45. Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 208-3447691, goldeneagleaudubon.org/ Banquet.
SUNDAY MARCH 11 On Stage ALLEY REP: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE—2 p.m. $15-$20. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, alleyrep.org. BLT: EXIT LAUGHING—2 p.m. $11-$16. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-3425104, boiselittletheater.org. COMEDY SHOWCASE—8 p.m. $12. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, liquidboise.com.
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IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS WORLD PREMIERE— Don’t miss the world premiere of a new musical written just for Idaho Theater for Youth by Alex Syiek. This updated version of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel takes you on a whirlwind tour of the globe and its people. Go with Phileas Fogg and his personal assistant, Passepartout, as they encounter different cultures and non-stop adventure in a race
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to win $10 million. No ticket required. Presented by Idaho Theater for Youth and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation. 2 p.m. FREE. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, 208-4261110, morrisoncenter.com. MOSTLY MALE REVUE LIVE BURLESQUE—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s Saloon, 513 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344, facebook. com/PengillysSaloon. STAGE COACH: GLADYS NIGHTS—2 p.m. $15. Stage Coach Theatre, 4802 W. Emerald Ave., Boise, 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.
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BEGINNER TANGO LESSONS—5-6 p.m. $3. Idaho Ballroom Dance Center, 943 W. Overland Road, Meridian, 208898-9425, idahoballroom.com.
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Odds & Ends 46TH ANNUAL BOISE ROADSTER SHOW—10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE-$12. Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds), 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-287-5650, facebook.com/boiseroadstershow. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Church of Christ, 2000 N. Eldorado St., Boise, 208-409-1086, oa.org.
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ACTING FOR TELEVISION: AN EVENING WITH ERICH LANE— Join Erich Lane, known from the Comedy Central branded series Handy, and the Netﬂix series Dear White People, for a discussion of acting and writing for television with writer Heather Marion from Better Call Saul. An audience Q&A will follow the discussion. Open to the public. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Student Union Lookout Room, 1910 University Drive, Boise, 208-426-2468.
Talks & Lectures READ ME TV: IDAHO’S UNIQUE RACIAL HISTORY—Join Phillip Thompson, board president and director of the Idaho Black History Museum, for an informative overview of Idaho’s fascinating history with racial diversity, racism and civil rights. A Q&A will follow. In the Marion Bingham Room. Part of the Read Me Treasure Valley community reading program. 6 p.m. FREE. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208972-8200. readmetv.com.
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needy population, and clean up afterward. Event is nondenominational. Volunteer online. 5:15-7 p.m. FREE. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-344-3011, ilcdinners.ivolunteer.com.
Kids & Teens READING TAILS—Trained therapy dogs (with their owners) will be waiting to hear your favorite story on the second Tuesday of each month. All ages are welcome to bring a beloved book to share with this attentive audience. 3:30 p.m. FREE. Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-4685800, nampalibrary.org.
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GOODNESS GRACIOUS VOL. 8— Goodness Gracious is a stand-up showcase beneﬁting a new cause each month. Vol. 8 features The Idaho Out-of-School Network, which promotes out-of-school programming, helps connect families and youth to a program and supports providers with resources and training to enrich and expand their programming and services. Learn more at idahoafterschool.org. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid Lounge, 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-941-2459, facebook.com/boisegoodness.
BOISE CUTTERS—Join other broadcast and ﬁlm professionals, editors, producers, writers, motion and graphic artists, advertisers and students. 7 p.m. FREE. Treasure Valley Community Television Channel 11, 6225 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-488-6402, facebook.com/BoiseCutters.
Citizen TUESDAY DINNER—Volunteers needed to help cook up a warm dinner for Boise’s homeless and
RANDY’S FUN DANCE—Randy’s all-ages Fun “Night Off” Line Dance features nothing but dancing. If you don’t know the dance, try your own or grab a partner and dance around the line dancers. Free popcorn and inexpensive drinks available. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Eagles Lodge Nampa, 118 11th Ave. N., Nampa, 208-941-4853, R2L2CountryDance.com.
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READ ME TV: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE WILLIAM STILL STORY—View the PBS documentary about William Still, a most important yet largely unheralded hero of the Underground Railroad. Part of the Read Me Treasure Valley community reading program. 2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise, 208-362-0181, readmetv.com.
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MUSIC GUIDE WEDNESDAY MARCH 7 ‘90S NIGHT—9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s ALMOST FAMOUS KARAOKE— 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid ANDREW SHEPPARD—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
ABOVE & BEYOND, REVOLUTION CONCERT HOUSE, MARCH 9
CAMDEN HUGHES—5:15 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
When London-based trio Paavo Siljamaki, Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness named their band Above & Beyond, they weren’t kidding around about their aspirations. Since its inception in 2000, the trance group has garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording (“We’re All We Need,” 2016); toured worldwide with stops in such prestigious venues as the Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall; and even started its own music festival, ABGT250, which brought 23,000 electronic music diehards to the Gorge Amphitheater in September 2017. Plus, the band hosts a weekly radio show—Group Therapy Radio, which highlights “the ﬁnest in trance and progressive”—and runs its own EDM label, Anjunabeats. On March 9, Above & Beyond will bring its haunting, jubilant sound to Boise as part of a tour to promote its fourth and newest album, Common Ground (Anjunabeats, 2018).
CHUCK SMITH TRIO—7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
—Lex Nelson 8 p.m., $29-$69. Revolution, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-938-2933, cttouringid.com.
COBERLY, TOWN AND DAY—6 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow
KARAOKE—7 p.m. FREE. High Note KEN HARRIS AND CARMEL CROCK—6 p.m. FREE. Soﬁa’s RAWLEY FRYE—8 p.m. FREE. Reef STEVE EATON—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 WATAIN—With Destroyer 666, and Ares Kingdom. 8 p.m. $22$50. Knitting Factory
THURSDAY MARCH 8 BEN BURDICK TRIO—7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers CHUCK SMITH—5:15 p.m. FREE. Chandlers FRIM FRAM FOUR—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s HAMILTON LOOMIS—7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Sapphire
Hungover HUNGOVER—With Young, Planetary, Overcast, and Sportscourt. 7 p.m. $5. The Olympic
HARVEY KRISHNA—With Thomas Paul, and Edward S. Kildow. 7 p.m. FREE. High Note KARAOKE WITH DJ BONZ— 9:30 p.m. FREE. Busted Shovel
ROCK AND WORSHIP ROAD SHOW—With For King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams, and Social Club Misﬁts. 7 p.m. $10. Taco Bell Arena SEAN HATTON AND BERNIE REILLY—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 SIGNAL CH. 8: HIDDEN FOREST—9 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s STRAWBERRY GIRLS—7 p.m. $10. The Olympic UPROOTED—10 p.m. $3, $5 for 2. Reef WE CAME AS ROMANS—With The Plot In You, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents, and Tempting Fate. 6:30 p.m. $17-$40. Knitting Factory
BUDDY DEVORE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s CHUCK SMITH TRIO—8:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DEADCROW—With DJEDI, and LoveGunz. 7 p.m. $5. The Olympic EMILY TIPTON BAND—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole FRIM FRAM 4—7:30 p.m. $20$29. Sapphire PENNYWISE—8 p.m. $28-$65. Knitting Factory POVERTY FLATS—8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny RED LIGHT CHALLENGE—6:30 p.m. FREE. Deja Brew
FRIDAY MARCH 9 ABOVE & BEYOND—8 p.m. $29$69. Revolution ALTERBEAST—With Grindmother, Inferi, Aethere, Hod, and Blackfriar. 7 p.m. $15-$18. Shredder ANDREW SHEPPARD BAND—9 p.m. FREE. Ranch Club
The Retreads THE RETREADS—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s
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MUSIC GUIDE THE WEDNESDAY PEOPLE—With Zack Quintana. 10 p.m. $5. Reef
NOCTURNUM LIVE INDUSTRIAL DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid
WILSON ROBERTS—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
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TRIPLE NICKLE BAND COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE—6:30 p.m. $7. Eagles Lodge Boise
BLAZE AND KELLY: SING INTO SPRING—7:30 p.m. $15-$25. Sapphire
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BOISE PHIL BROADWAY POPS—With Broadway star Doug LaBrecque. 7:30 p.m. $27-$65. Morrison Center CLAY MOORE TRIO—8:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers DAVID MOSS AND FRIENDS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Deja Brew ENCORE—8 p.m. FREE. WilliB’s GRANT WEBB BAND—With Jesse Milburn. 9 p.m. $5. Ranch Club THE LONE BELLOW—With The Wild Reeds. 7 p.m. $18-$20. Neurolux MERIDIAN SYMPHONY: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE—7:30 p.m. $4-$11. Centennial High
DAN COSTELLO—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365 JESUS PIECE—With Yotk, State of Suffering, Deterioration, and Ingrown. 6:30 p.m. $10. Shredder MIKE ROSENTHAL—5:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers MONDAY MIX MADNESS: IDLE CHATTER—With Mary Ocher, and Soma. 9 p.m.-midnight. $5. Liquid OPEN MIC WITH REBECCA SCOTT AND EMILY TIPTON—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
SAWTOOTH SERENADERS—6:30 p.m. FREE. PreFunk-Boise
TUESDAY MARCH 13 ANDERSON EAST—7 p.m. $17. The Olympic CHUCK SMITH TRIO—7:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers HAWTHORNE ROOTS—7 p.m. FREE. Sockeye-Cole JOHN P. KEE: CHANGE THE WORLD TOUR—7 p.m. $30-$35. Mountain Home High MIKE ROSENTHAL—5:15 p.m. FREE. Chandlers NF: PERCEPTION TOUR—8 p.m. $25-$75. Knitting Factory SAWTOOTH SERENADERS—6:30 p.m. FREE. Barbarian Downtown Taproom THE SUBURBANS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
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MIKE ROSENTHAL—5:15 p.m. FREE. Chandlers NEAL AND FRIENDS—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
PATRICIA FOLKNER—5 p.m. FREE. Bar 365
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SAFETY SHELLS—7 p.m. FREE. High Note SKAR—8 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s SLICE OF MUSIC: NOAH KADRE EXPERIENCE—10 p.m. $5. Reef
SPAFFORD—With The Higgs. 7 p.m. $17. The Olympic SPENCER BATT—8 p.m. FREE. Ha’ Penny TRAPT ACOUSTIC NIGHT—With Easyfriend, and Break Surface. 8 p.m. $15. Shredder
Why Don’t We WHY DON’T WE—7 p.m. $30-$70. Knitting Factory
SUNDAY MARCH 11 IRISH MUSIC—7 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s JOE CANNON—6 p.m. $15-$25. Sapphire
PHILLIP PHILLIPS, KNITTING FACTORY, MARCH 14 Considering the show is now in its 16th season, American Idol winners have come to seem almost ubiquitous on pop and country radio stations. Though some listeners may give them short shrift because of their lightning ascension to fame, it’s hard to ignore the results: Kelly Clarkson, who took home the Idol crown in season one, has released eight albums and has an estimated net worth of $28 million according to Business Insider, while Carrie Underwood, the season four champion, has racked up seven Grammy awards so far. Phillip Phillips, who came out victorious on season 13 of the show, is set to join their ranks, not only as a fan favorite but as a truly quality musician. “Home,” Phillips’s debut single, brought the folksy singer-songwriter a 5x platinum certiﬁcation, and he has since doubled down with four album releases— including a 2018 release, Collateral (Interscope Records)—and tours with John Mayer, Matt Nathanson and the Goo Goo Dolls. —Lex Nelson With The Ballroom Thieves. 8 p.m., $29-$69. Revolution, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-938-2933, cttouringid.com.
Broadway Sensation Doug LaBrecque joins the Boise Philharmonic performing your favorite Broadway hits!
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“Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables
“Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera
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Headphones at the disco glowed blue or green depending on the listener’s choice of music.
ILLUMIBRATE SILENT DISCO HAD PEOPLE JUMPING TO THE BEAT It was impossible to turn around without meeting a blast of color and sound during the inaugural Illumibrate festival on March 2 at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place. On the ﬁfth ﬂoor, kids lined up to have their faces painted, while in the nearby Loft, light-tipped “wish trees” were festooned with visitors’ handwritten wishes, part of a project designed by Yoko Ono. The ﬁfth ﬂoor also held a major pulse point for the night: a Silent Disco facilitated by local company Kaleidisco. Attendees snagged noisecancelling headphones and tuned in to one of two channels, each playing different music. Depending on the channel, the headphones glowed either blue or green, signaling the wearer’s choice of soundtrack. “I’m not sure what to expect,” Kaledisco co-founder Kyle Smith said before the event, referring to the fact that it would be open to all ages. “I’ve just asked the people who are playing [the public could sign up for DJ slots] not go the most vulgar route.” Just an hour into the disco, all 350 pairs of headphones were taken, and toddlers, teens and adults ﬁlled the space, some dancing, some sitting on couches bobbing their heads, and others in line for the illuminated photo booth. Even babies perched on their parents’ laps wore giant headphones over their tiny ears. Near the door, where a line of people waited for headphones, a rack of wigs and props tempted those coming in to dress up. “I love this place!” said Valerie Brooks, a JUMP volunteer who handed out headphones to the crowd. “I volunteer here all the time, and this has been a really fun event.” Without headphones, the disco was perplexing to watch, but with them, it became clear that the 8-year-old breakdancer was moving to a top-40 hit. Change the channel, and the teens gathered in the middle of the vast space were dancing to Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5.” “I think it’s the novelty of it—everyone’s a little hesitant at ﬁrst, just because of the whole ‘silent disco’ [thing], you can’t hear any music and it seems weird,” explained Smith. “And it is weird, but that’s what makes it great.” The disco certainly lived up the Smith’s description: weirdly great, and perfect for the odd, upbeat collection of events that was Illumibrate. —Lex Nelson 16 | MARCH 7–13, 2018 | BOISEweekly
Andrew Sheppard hits the bull’s-eye on Steady Your Aim BEN SCHULTZ Local country-rock musician Andrew Sheppard called the title track for his new album, Steady Your Aim (self-released, 2018), “one of those lucky ones where I probably wrote it in 10 minutes.” The song came at a price, though: Sheppard found inspiration for it after he was hospitalized during Treefort 2016. “An ex-friend of mine—we won’t name names—asked us [Sheppard and his thengirlfriend] if we wanted some drugs,” he remembered. “He asked if we wanted cocaine, particularly. It was two in the morning; we were like, ‘Yeah, that would help.’” This former friend ended up giving Sheppard a “speedball”—a mix of cocaine and heroin— laced with drain cleaner. “I got resuscitated in the ambulance,” Sheppard said. “I went straight to the ICU, and I was in the ICU for two days. When I was in there, I asked them if I could leave. They were like, ‘Why do you want to leave?’ And I was like, ‘I want to go see [soul singer] Charles Bradley.’” Sheppard didn’t get to see Bradley, but he swore off hard drugs. He tried to write a song about the incident after leaving the hospital, but he had trouble finishing it. “I didn’t want to go to the dark place,” Sheppard said. “So ‘Steady Your Aim’ kind of just came out, and it was like, ‘Oh, this is a little easier to write about.’ I didn’t want to do that whole ‘Woe is me, I made this huge mistake’ [thing].” Weary but determined, the title song sets the tone for the rest of Steady Your Aim. The 10 tracks on the album dissect failed relationships and bad decisions but also celebrate enduring bonds, integrity and hard work. Online music outlet Trainwreck’d Society declared Steady Your Aim “will be known as one of the best albums of 2018.” Sheppard will have CDs of Steady Your Aim available during his Treefort Music Fest 2018 set, and it will be available online starting Friday, March 23. Growing up, Sheppard never envisioned becoming a musician. He played bass in punk bands as a teenager, but his first love was skateboarding.
Boise musician Andrew Sheppard’s parents—one a ‘rock-and-roller,’ one an old-school cowboy—helped inspire his country-rock style.
I picked up an acoustic guitar, I don’t know, “When I didn’t have school or I had sumthat’s just the music that I acclimated towards.” mer break, there was this place in Twin Falls Sheppard moved to Los Angeles and played called George’s,” he said. “They had skate in the band Gypsy River Haunts from 2007 to ramps in there. And my dad was friends with 2012. The LA Weekly ran a feature on the group somebody who was the manager there or in September 2012 and praised its EP Forgive something. He just dropped me off, and I Me (self-released, 2012) as “[a] solid effort, earwould be there for eight hours a day.” Sheppard quickly earned recognition for his nest rather than ironically pleased with itself.” skills. He skateboarded at the Warped Tour for After GRH broke up, Sheppard moved back to Idaho and began performing as a solo artist. No seven or eight years in a row and caught the Depression called his first solo LP, Far From Here attention of sponsors. He also joined a skate (self-released, 2015), “an honest team organized by local and soulful country rock album.” artist Kelly Knopp. ANDREW SHEPPARD BAND Sheppard and his band will be “His girlfriend at the Treefort Music Fest 2018 busy promoting Steady Your Aim time worked for Redbull, Tom Grainey’s, Wednesday, over the next month. After playing so Redbull would give us a March 21. Visit treefortmuTreefort, they’ll hit the road for company car and support sicfest.com for details. a Western U.S. tour, which will all our tours,” Sheppard include a set at the Roots Roadsaid. “We’d go [to the] house Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, April West Coast, all over the place. And it was 8. Sheppard will celebrate his 30th birthday by actually filming for Kelly on a tour that I tore co-headlining a show with The Herbert Bail everything in my knee—ACL, MCL, menisOrchestra at Neurolux on Friday, April 20. cus, all of it.” Sheppard hopes to do some work on his The knee injury marked the end of Sheppard’s third album soon as well; he has already written skateboarding career. After his sponsor dropped 25 new songs. He doesn’t know how many will him, he started learning how to play guitar. make the cut, but in any case, he’ll keep aiming “My mom was a rock-and-roller; she sang for the bull’s-eye. in bands and stuff,” he said. “And my dad was “You know what, I’m actually happy,” Shepa straight-up cowboy. All my family from that pard said. “I made the record I want to make. side are Wyoming ranchers, farmers and all that. So growing up, I had the juxtaposition of I’ve never said that before. I want to be able to say that again.” honky-tonk and rock and roll. … And when BOISE WEEKLY.COM
SCREEN BURNING BRIGHT
The winner of the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival 1 Potato award might be an “accidental filmmaker,” but her film will premiere at SVFF 2018 GEORGE PRENTICE The vistas of Idaho are a filmmaker’s dream. Nearly one year after its screenplay took home the top prize in the 1 Potato Initative, The Big Burn will premiere Thursday, March 15, at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Clint Eastwood used the Gem State as a backdrop for Bronco Billy (1980) and Pale Rider “We have such great fortune in Idaho to is huge. Hopeful screenwriters have their work (1985). Marilyn Monroe’s star vehicle Bus Stop judged by some of the most successful filmmakers having this majestic landscape, but there’s danger (1956) was filmed in Sun Valley, Heaven’s Gate with that beauty,” she said. (1980) was filmed in the panhandle city of Wal- and, most importantly, the finished film gets its The cast of The Big Burn includes several Idalace and the independent breakout hit Napoleon world premiere at SVFF the following year. ho-based actors: Lisa King Hawkes (who works “It’s been quite a wild ride,” said author/ Dynamite (2004) was filmed in the eastern at the Boise-based Drake Cooper agency), Neil screenwriter Samantha Silva, winner of the 1 Idaho town of Preston. Still, financing a major Brookshire, Ellen Campbell and Lynn Allison. Potato 2017 prize. “I’ve written screenplays for film production in Idaho can be a nightmare. Idaho musicians Steve Fulton and Lindsey Hunt, more than 20 years, but this was my first time at Many states offer generous tax breaks to entice filmmakers, and although the Idaho Legislature the helm as a director. I would have to call myself who both have cameos in the film, provided the score, and veteran Idaho filmmaker Gregory an accidental filmmaker.” Idaho passed some incenBayne (6 Dynamic Laws for Success, Bloodsworth) Silva’s screenplay, titled The tives for media producTHE BIG BURN served as the director of photography. Big Burn, triggered a year-long tion in 2008, that same Written/directed by Samantha Silva “I reached out to Greg for advice, and he effort to develop, shoot and edit legislature never funded Starring Lisa King Hawkes, Neil asked, ‘Why aren’t you asking me to shoot this the film, which will have its world the program. Like a car Brookshire and Ellen Campbell premiere on Thursday, March 15, movie?’ He was incredibly supportive, especially without an engine, it went Premieres Thursday, March 15, at with me being a first-time director,” said Silva. at SVFF 2018. nowhere. the Sun Valley Film Festival Perhaps the most impressive element of The Silva chose a familiar locale to The 1 Potato Initiative, SunValleyFilmFestival.org Big Burn is its gender equity. frame her drama: the foot of the developed by the Sun Valley “This is a movie about a woman, written and Sawtooth Mountains. Film Festival, is a gamedirected by a woman,” said Silva. “Women have “Redfish Lake...,” Silva said, then took a long changer, particularly the annual 1 Potato Short 75 percent of the dialogue and about 50 percent breath and smiled. “It’s one of the most magical Screenplay Competition. Now in its fifth year, of our cast is female. Considering that this is places in the world, but I hate to let the secret of 1 Potato was created to “support emerging filman industry that never seems to get there, here makers and incentivize filmmaking in the state of my story out.” in little Idaho we managed to make a womanThe secret is revealed in Silva’s screenplay, Idaho.” The cash prize is modest—the winning centered, woman-driven movie. It has been one of which is based on a true story that has haunted screenwriter is awarded $5,000 towards filming the most rewarding experiences of my life.” her for years. on location in Idaho—but the 1 Potato platform
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SCREEN EXTRA SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 ADDS MORE PROGRAMMING, MORE STARS Organizers of the Sun Valley Film Festival have added more ﬁlms, freebies and star power to their 2018 slate. Dubbing their episodic television track “Bingefest,” programmers have secured a ﬁrst-look of One Strange Rock, BOISE WEEKLY.COM
hosted by superstar Will Smith and directed by Oscar winner Darren Aronofsky (mother!, Black Swan). Programmers say One Strange Rock, premiering Monday, March 26 on the National Geographic Channel, is a “mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth.” There will be no fewer than nine festival events free to the
public, including screenings of the world premiere of The Big Burn the Magic Lantern cinema in Ketchum, Nat Geo Wild’s world premiere of Party Animals at the Sun Valley Opera House and a Thursday, March 15, shindig where Main Street in Ketchum is taken over by live music, ﬁrepits and a vintage ski suit costume contest. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Basic Instinct, The Firm) joins ﬁlmmakers Jay Duplass and Gwyneth Paltrow for a series of free-to-the-public coffee talks, also at the Opera House. Tripplehorn co-starred with the late Bill Paxton for ﬁve seasons on HBO’s Big Love. Paxton, himself, was a SVFF coffee talk guest in 2015. —George Prentice BOISEweekly | MARCH 7–13, 2018 | 17
WINESIPPER YOU SAY GARNACHA, I SAY GRENACHE No matter how you say it, grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties. Thriving in warmer climates, it has found homes in Australia, California, the south of France and Spain (where it probably originated). Big on fruit and soft on acid and tannins, grenache is often blended with other varieties including syrah and mourvedre, the Rhone Chateauneuf-du-Pape being a prime example, but this time around, France didn’t make the cut. Here are the top three:
2015 ALZANIA GARDACHO GARNACHA, $15.99 The initial aromas of this wine, named for the indigenous lizard once found in the vineyards of the Spanish estate, have an dark umami component, followed by a big hit of bright cherry and berry fruit. One panelist described the palate as “lip smacking.” It’s deﬁnitely heavy on fruit, combining ripe strawberry, raspberry and sweet cranberr: a real crowd-pleaser. 2015 DELINCUENTE GARNACHA, $8.99 Made with grapes from 30- to 50-year-old vines located in the Campo de Borja region of Spain, the name translates as “delinquent.” A dusty note of earth colors its fruity, ﬂoral aromas; the cherry and berry fruit ﬂavors are ripe and juicy; and soft tannins mark the long ﬁnish on this outstanding value. —David Kirkpatrick 18 | MARCH 7–13, 2018 | BOISEweekly
THE METHOD BEHIND THE MADNESS Years of planning will bring the NCAA Tournament to Taco Bell Arena DREW DODSON
It has been more than 3,000 days since March Madness last descended on the Taco Bell Arena, but on Thursday, March 15, NCAA Tournament basketball will return to Boise for the first two rounds of the “Big Dance.” Spurned by the NCAA for nearly a decade, city officials have been working for years to capitalize on what they believe to be a golden opportunity. “It’s huge to have it back,” said Taylor Williamson, Sports Sales Manager at the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Anytime you put the NCAA Tournament in a city, it’s going to draw a huge economic impact. We’re looking at about a $15 million impact for the duration of the week.” That impact, he said, stems primarily from the lodging, food and beverage industries, but also includes upticks in retail and recreation. BCVB has already designated a total of eight hotels for tournament use, with six for team use and one each for officials and media members. That doesn’t even begin to account for the thousands of basketball fanatics who are expected to surge into Boise. Williamson said all of the hotels will be busy, but the bevy of new hotels downtown will enhance the experience for everyone by reducing congestion. With the spotlight fixed firmly on Boise, Williamson said the potential of March Madness to benefit the city extends beyond increased revenue. He sees growth, the opportunity for new businesses, improved infrastructure and a host of future possibilities. “It’s really a great way to capture a candid audience without going out of your way to do a massive marketing campaign,” he said. “Once people get here, it’s kind of the unexpected gem.” The main act may be basketball, but the remainder of the weekend serves as an audition for Boise to showcase itself on the national stage. While thousands of fans will get to experience the City of Trees firsthand, millions of others will be glued to their television sets, giving the city a unique opportunity to impress those near and far. Joe Nickell, the Boise State University Sports Information Director, echoed Williamson. While Williamson has been planning for the tournament on a city level, Nickell has been
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leading the effort at the university level. Passed over for newer state-of-the-art facilities in recent years, much of bringing March Madness back to Boise rested upon making upgrades to Taco Bell Arena. With many of those upgrades completed, Nickell’s focus has shifted to preparing campus for the incoming media onslaught. “Our typical media setup just inside Taco Bell Arena is going to increase tenfold,” he said. “Plus, we’ll be turning the auxiliary gym into a TV compound.” With nearly $1 billion in annual television revenue coming in from March Madness alone, meticulous planning is the name of the game, and Nickell is doing everything he can to stay ahead of it. Nobody knows which teams will tip off March Madness in Boise come March 15 and 17, but Nickell said he has already received media credential requests and will get to them following the official release of the bracket on so-called Selection Sunday (March 11). The newly-constructed downtown Boise Courtyard Marriott has already been set aside as the official media hotel. For all the stress that comes along with planning a multimillion-dollar event, both Nickell
and Williamson wouldn’t have it any other way. “Make no mistake, this is a ton of work,” Nickell said, “But it’s a blast.” Williamson said March Madness conjures a palpable energy in the air. The games may not begin until mid-March, but he’s felt the energy for months. “We’ve already had people calling in to try to figure out what the best places to stay are for the week of,” he said. “It’s just kind of that buzz, that city-wide excitement. That’s what gets me excited.” Though the tournament is almost here, the work is far from over. Boise has already been selected as a host city for 2021, joining Dallas, Detroit, Omaha and Wichita as one of the only cities that will host the games twice in the next four years. Williamson said building a healthy working relationship with the NCAA has been a priority to ensure everything goes smoothly and, hopefully, secure future bids. “If we can knock it out of the park this year, we’d then have it a little easier on the planning end in 2021,” he said. “We want to get in that recurring cycle of hosting every few years.” BOISE WEEKLY.COM
CITIZEN BOB CARNEY
On bringing order to the court for March Madness at Boise State GEORGE PRENTICE
Bob Carney is the most unruffled person you could imagine managing the madness that is the NCAA Tournament. He speaks in measured tones and casts an aura of calm even as he counts down the days to the tournament, which will bring thousands of fans, hundreds of media outlets and eight elite college basketball teams to Boise. Carney was working on the event long before November 2014, when the NCAA announced Boise would host the first round of the tournament, which begins Thursday, March 15. The tourney hasn’t been in Boise for nearly 10 years, and Carney was instrumental in bringing it back. What was the secret sauce of winning the bid to bring the tournament back to Boise? I honestly don’t know if there’s a real answer. Experience must have something to do with it. Boise State has hosted the men’s tournament eight times, but Boise hasn’t hosted since 2009. What helped us this time is that the NCAA changed some of the seating requirements. They used to require a venue that seated 12,000 people, but when we reconfigure Taco Bell Arena for the tournament, our capacity drops to about 11,700. They changed the rule to a minimum of 10,000 seats after any reconfiguration. So, we immediately put in a bid and won the tournament for 2018. We’ll host again in 2021. Do you have a sense of how many people will be helping you out behind the scenes? We’ll have about 50 staff, plus 120 volunteers. When you add in parking, security, concessions and all the rest, we’ll be in the 200-350 range.
instance, how do we deal with an emergency situation? How would we get fire trucks in? How do we facilitate students’ access to their dorms? That’s an important point. The ﬁrst day of the tournament, Thursday, March 15, is a school day. It’s a lot of coordination and communication. Parking notices have been sent out. We’ll sell some parking spots in the lot west of the stadium, but the lot between the arena and the stadium is going to be for the media. Give me a sense of where you’ll be at game time. I’ll be sitting courtside, joined at the hip with personnel from the NCAA. Of course, my ear will be plugged into our radios. Hopefully, you’ll never know about the back-of-house issues. Our goal is to make sure the fan has a great experience. We have venue coordinators, team coordinators, even band coordinators. It’s really an orchestra where everyone has their own small part to play, so that the whole thing comes together. Why is Boise an ideal host for such a highproﬁle event as March Madness? This is a really good basketball community, but it’s really about showing off how fantastic the city of Boise is. People come to the tournament, plus they have a great time downtown. It turns out that the tournament in Boise is really a great vacation compared to the hustle and bustle of, say, cities like Detroit or Los Angeles.
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Let’s talk about the externals. We’re told that as many as 30,000 fans—some from Boise but many supporting visiting teams— will be in town. It’s a good thing we built as many downtown hotels as we did. We work closely with the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, so our partnership with a lot of those hotels was critical.
Do sports run through your blood? Ironically, no. Previously, I worked for outside companies with huge government contracts. Thirteen years ago, we moved here, and I landed a job with Boise State athletics. I’m a fan, but not a huge fan, which actually allows me to do my job really well. I focus on behind-the-scenes instead of what’s going on in the game. Sure, I enjoy watching Boise State play, but when I’m in my element, I’m smoothing things out around the game instead of focusing on what’s happening on the basketball court.
As we get closer to the tournament, give me a sense of what’s still on your to-do list. We’re finalizing some traffic-flow items. For
Do you drink a fair amount of caﬀeine? I drink a lot of coffee, yes, but I actually think caffeine mellows me out more than anything.
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DEAR MINERVA, I have a friend that constantly name drops. There is rarely a conversation where she doesn’t mention a well-known person she has hung out with. It’s getting old. It’s making people uncomfortable. I can feel the energy change every time it happens. It makes us all feel like we are either just some sort of stepping stone or that we are just not up to par. What can we do? Sincerely, Nothing Special
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ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic and harddriving, but in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. Now would be a propitious time to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next, I suggest you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist,
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which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English word “velleity” refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another, but the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishywashy wishes into potent action plans—and then actually carry out those plans. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film Spider-Man, there’s a scene where the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spider-Man, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of Jell-O before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. Lead actor Tobey Maguire allegedly accomplished it in real life—although it took 156 takes before he mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet, when I look back, I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in July and August,
you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades, but right now, I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own—an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions—illusions you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over 1,000 pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but this is an amazing opportunity! You are potentially on the verge of an unprecedented breakthrough! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest.
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