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8 ways to avoid feeling screwed buying concert tickets online BY MICHAEL DEEDS


t’s two days before tickets to a Tool concert go on sale, and Greg Marchant is Googling for tickets. A website keeps popping up. Not the website of the venue, the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, A different site. It has a similar web address that includes “idaho” and “centernampa” in the URL. Remember, the Tool show hasn’t gone on sale yet. But this website is selling tickets. Some for sky-high prices. “I’ll take eight floor tickets for $929 apiece, please,” Marchant quips. He isn’t laughing. As COO for national concert promoter Knitting Factory Entertainment, Marchant is bothered by his search-engine sleuthing. The majority of entertainment ticketing occurs online, and the potential for buyers to be misled has never been higher, he says. The top of the website selling Tool tickets clearly indicates that it is a resale marketplace, not the Idaho Center. No matter. “I guarantee people will buy here,” Marchant says. “Also, how many people will go to this site and, believing that this is the real

more than face value for tickets, it isn’t good public relations. “It makes us look bad as promoters that people think Tool tickets are $900,” Simoni says. “Oh, those greedy promoters! Well, no, they’re not $900. price, not even try to buy tickets In the concert universe, that’s They’re $89.” when they go on sale at the real probably going to be a reseller. Buying through a reseller and outlet? How many will go to this Reseller sites serve legitimate not receiving tickets at all? That’s site 10 minutes before the show purposes. Surf over to StubHub even worse. That’s the customer goes on sale and madly click and you can find tickets to a dilemma Simoni encounters more whatever price is in front of them sold-out event (although you’ll often when facilitating shows at for fear that the event will sell often pay dearly for them). Some- the 2,200-capacity Revolution out? times, you can even find tickets Concert House in Garden City. “It just shouldn’t be this conbelow face value. “There’s people that somefusing for the fan.” But not all reseller sites strive times realize they overpaid for More and more, reseller sites to be transparent. It’s not just tickets,” she says. “But it’s the are creating challenges, promodeceptive web addresses. Some handful of ticket scalpers out ters say. Fans sometimes wind up grab the logo of a venue or its there that are blatantly pulling a paying exorbitant prices. Others seating chart and place it on their scam, and they say, ‘Oh, your buy tickets that don’t arrive in own site, Simoni says, further tickets will be at will call,’ or ‘I’ll time. Or at all. muddling things. email them to you’ – and you A secondary-ticketing, or resellKnitting Factory has taken legal never get them.” er, site most often doesn’t have action against resellers in the Buyer beware, Simoni says. physical tickets. It facilitates a form of cease-and-desist letters, “If you purchase tickets from a transaction between a buyer and Marchant says. reseller site, and you don’t have a third-party seller. Many fans “We have gone after several your tickets within a couple of don’t understand that. people who are putting things days of the show, you need to “I think the problem’s always online that we can demonstrate reach out to who you purchased existed,” Marchant says. “Howare clearly confusing our custom- them from. Don’t show up at will ever, clearly, there are so many ers, which we feel is illegal,” he call assuming the tickets will be players in the game right now says. “But it becomes a whack-a- there. They won’t be. Because the that it’s confusing to the concert mole game. person who originally bought the fan.” “I’m a free-market guy. People tickets who is reselling them, they Part of the challenge is the way should be allowed to try and are in possession of those tickets. concert fans go online. make a buck. But I think that We are not.” “They’re in such a rush, they’re people are being tricked into “You feel bad,” she adds, “beso excited,” says Kristine Simoni, believing the tickets they are cause people make plans, they marketing director for promoter buying are official and the only come to the show, they want to Live Nation - Mountain Region. way to get them. And unfortusee the band – and they have to “They just go to the first thing nately, I think a lot of people wait buy tickets again. Or if a show is and grab the first tickets they can until the last minute to purchase a sold out, you can’t help them.” get. ticket. And that doesn’t give them “Usually, when you’re Gooa lot of time to research the opMichael Deeds: 208-377-6407, gling something, you go to the tions.” @michaeldeeds first thing that comes up.” When fans mistakenly pay

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1. Be prepared. Most concerts are announced months in advance. Don’t jump online 2 minutes before an event goes on sale and start scrambling for the official place to buy tickets. You’re setting yourself up to be scalper bait. 2. Find the venue’s official website. It will guide you to the official spot to buy tickets. While you’re at it, consider signing up for your favorite venue’s email blasts. Those include official ticket links. 3. Use articles and ads from trusted sources. Hometown media – newspapers and their websites, radio, TV – will provide official sites to buy tickets. 4. Avoid Googling your way to tickets. The top search results tend to be secondary-ticketing sites. Some resellers even include the venue’s name as part of their web address. Any search result that has a tiny “Ad” symbol to the left is exactly that – an ad, probably for a reseller. 5. If you must Google, start small. Only search for the venue’s website. Don’t search for a specific concert. Once you’re comfortable that you’ve found the venue’s official website, you can find a specific concert or event without fear you’ve stumbled onto a reseller site. 6. Don’t buy tickets before events go on sale. Unless it’s an official presale from the promoter, venue or artist – and you are 100 percent sure the presale is legit – it’s possibly someone selling you a ticket they don’t have. 7. Know the ticket prices. If you are paying twice face value, um, it’s likely you’re purchasing from an unofficial seller. 8. Buy tickets at the box office. Yo, the internet is a scary world. It’s OK to buy tickets face to face from a human being. But if you follow the tips above, you shouldn’t need to.

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Tour de Fat: First a fee, now a new location


our de Fat appears to be getting a flat. The philanthropic bike/beer festival, which has cruised into Ann Morrison Park for the past nine years, will take place at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field this summer. This surprising news comes less than a month after the revelation that Tour de Fat’s concert will be a ticketed event for the first time. It’s all part of a new plan for the annual tour, which will expand from nine cities last year to 33 — and hit Boise on Saturday, Aug. 12. Fort Collins, Colo.based organizer New Belgium Brewing Co. makes no money on Tour de Fat. The cash goes to local nonprofits. Charging for tickets will help cover production costs, Tour de Fat operations manager Paul Gruber says. “We needed to update our model,” he says, “and move into a Tour de Fat

Most important, it’s for great causes. Last year, a whopping $63,365 was raised for the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and Boise Bicycle Project. Over the years, Tour de Fat has generated more than $500,000 for Boise bicycle nonprofits. The tour’s nationwide goal this year is to generate more than $600,000 in support of local causes. Last year, the Boise festival attracted about 12,000 bicycle and beer fans to Ann Morrison, and the same number for the bike parade, according to organizers. This year’s parade will take a similar route around Ann Morrison Park and Downtown. It’s difficult to fathom how charging for tickets and relocating the festival to East Boise helps the bottom line for the nonprofits. Attendance will get crushed. Outlaw Field holds only 4,000 people. Maybe New Belgium is aiming for a trade-off. It will be able to market its beers in more cities this year, but perhaps generate less money per city? Whatever the case, the Idaho Botanical Garden stands to gain. Will the three other Boise nonprofits — the bicycle groups — take a hit? “I certainly hope not,” Gruber says. “But in a realistic world, with the capacity out there, we may sell a little less beer. But at the same time, the garden is also benefiting from the event. So from an overall fundraising reach for Boise, I think we’ll be on par with what we’ve been in the past if not even a little bit up.” I guess we’ll see.

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sustainable model, so that we can have a greater reach, and we can help more nonprofits and more cities across the country.” Going from free to $25 caused a certain amount of grumbling, naturally. It doesn’t help that the headlining rock band in Boise, Blackberry Smoke, commanded a $15 ticket when it played at the Knitting Factory three years ago. But pulling Tour de Fat out of Boise’s flagship park? Why? As beautiful as Outlaw Field is, how does that make sense? The city of Boise traditionally has chosen not to allow ticketed events in parks. Hence, the move. “If they become a free event again, we’d love to have them,” says Parks & Rec director Doug Holloway. “Ann Morrison is probably the most beautiful park we had on our entire tour,” Gruber says. “We would have loved to stay there.” Someone help me put a positive spin on this. It feels like they’re letting the air out of the tires. To be fair, Tour de Fat is about more than seeing a band. It’s driven by ridiculous costumes, a bike parade (free, with donations suggested), New Belgium craft beer (not free) and plenty of goofy entertainment.


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s the temperatures heat up, so does the Treasure Valley food truck scene. You’ll be noticing more of these rolling restaurants out in force throughout the Treasure Valley. There are big food truck gatherings Friday, April 14, and Friday, April 21, and there will be more rallies as the season unfolds. The food truck and food cart scene came on strong in Boise in 2011 with a handful of high-profile vendors. The area’s fleet is now at about 50, with more hitting the streets all the time. They serve up everything from gourmet tacos to burgers, ice cream to Asian dumplings. For entrepreneurs, a food truck is a more affordable way to get into the food business than opening a traditional restaurant. Some use their truck as a launching pad to opening a brick-and-mortar storefront, such as Saint Lawrence Gridiron owner Brian Garrett. He went from truck to Downtown Boise restaurant in 2014. For consumers, food trucks are a popular way to grab grub on the go. They line the streets at community events, such as March’s Treefort Music Fest and New Year’s Eve’s Idaho Potato Drop, and pop up on street corners and in parks.


Sid Gauby, who runs the Slow River Coffee truck and is president of the Southern Idaho Food Truck Association, said the association has plans for more events this year.

Food trucks roll out for spring rallies, more events The Southern Idaho Food Truck Association holds food truck rallies and works to connect the mobile food community, says Sid Gauby, owner of Slow River Coffee and president of the association. The group is participating in the food truck rally at the Meridian Public Library on April 14 and is working on putting on other events.

“We’re trying to help each other, not just by organizing events but through networking and referrals,” Gauby says. “When one of us succeeds, then all of us succeed.” Gauby wants to make it easier for people to get food trucks to their company party, wedding, bar mitzvah or other event, and to refer business to

each other. Gauby turned his coffeehouse storefront in Fort Wayne, Ind., into a mobile operation five years ago. He brought the Slow River Coffee truck with him when he moved his family to his hometown of Boise four years ago. Slow River Coffee serves a mix of hot and cold espresso drinks, teas and some pour-overs, but

“we named it before that whole slow-coffee craze started,” he says. Twenty-seven trucks belong to the Southern Idaho Food Truck Association. By summer, Gauby expects that number will be closer to 35. It costs $100 a year to be a SIFTA member. The local food truck scene is vibrant, says Jeff Hoisington, who moved

his Mad Mac gourmet macaroni and cheese truck to Boise from Salt Lake City last year. “It was a really good decision,” Hoisington says. “We love it here. And things are going great.” In May, Hoisington will launch a second Mad Mac. Hoisington heads the Idaho Food Truck Coalition, a more informal affiliation than SIFTA that also organizes events. In between serving up his seven different varieties of mac ’n’ cheese, he acts as a clearinghouse to connect people looking to book a food truck and puts together events through email blasts. He’s in the process of expanding the group’s monthly Food Truck in the Park events. Stay tune for locations and times. Both Hoisington and Gauby would like to see the scene grow and establish a permanent food truck park or pod somewhere in the Treasure Valley. That would offer food truck owners consistency and the ability to build a clientele. A pod did spring up for a while in 2014 in a vacant Boise lot at 2419 W. Fairview Ave. — but it didn’t stick. So food truckers must fend for their daily locations because zoning and other city regulations limit where the trucks can park. Customers check in through Twitter and Facebook to find the location of their favorite mobile meal from day to day.



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A Bogus Basin Ski Area will again produce its Idaho Gives Food Truck Rally from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Idaho Gives day is a 24-hour focus on nonprofit fundraising. You’ll find food, local beer and wine, music and information on the resort’s summer development plans.

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SOME NEW TRUCKS TO LOOK FOR A Banditos Mexican Grill and Gyro Factory, 16462 N. Franklin Blvd. in Nampa, recently rolled out a truck. It is currently parking at Harbor Freight, 1611 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa. A Chloe and Adam Hanson of Nampa started their Spoonthumb Ice Cream mobile cart last July. The couple serve up small-batch ice cream made from locally sourced milk and other ingredients, such as Flying M Coffee. Find Spoonthumb at the Capital City Public Market starting Saturday, April 15; from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Flying M Coffeegarage, 1314 2nd St., South, Nampa; and, starting May 26, at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Family Nights. Check out the calendar at, or follow them on Twitter for more. A Greg Butcher opened his Pepe’s Food Truck a few months ago. He serves up Pepe’s “famous” fish tacos made with salmon, marinated mushrooms and Pepe’s


WE’RE TRYING TO HELP EACH OTHER, NOT JUST BY ORGANIZING EVENTS BUT THROUGH NETWORKING AND REFERRALS. WHEN ONE OF US SUCCEEDS, THEN ALL OF US SUCCEED. Sid Gauby, Slow River Coffee Sauce. They also serve salads, burgers and other items. To find the truck, check the Twitter feed, their Facebook page or at A Huy “Mike” Tran’s V-Fusion hit the road last month. A former restauranteur, Tran now serves his Vietnamese fusion cuisine such as pho and other noodle dishes, spring rolls and his signa-

ture spicy chicken, from the truck. Tran just got started so he doesn’t have a website or Facebook page yet, but stay tuned. He will be at the Library Week rally on April 14. FOOD TRUCK EVENTS A Celebrate National Library Week Food Truck Rally with a SIFTA Food Truck Rally, music, activities, tours of the unBound technology library branch, 713 N. Main St., Meridian, and learn about the book-abike program that lets you check out a bicycle with your card from most area libraries. It’s from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. 888-4451. A The Food Frenzy Fundraiser, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Meridian City Hall, will benefit the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Organized by the Idaho Food Truck Coalition. A From 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, members of the SIFTA food truck fleet converge on the Cathedral of the Rockies Amity Campus, 4464 S. Maple Grove St., Boise.

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE MARKETS A You’ll find The Funky Taco and Waffle Me Up at The Boise Farmers Market at 11th and Grove streets, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, now through Oct. 28. The A At the Capital City Public Market, on 8th Street between Bannock and Main streets, you’ll find Spoonthumb Ice Cream (until Sept. 9), Calle 75 Street Tacos truck and Genki Takoyaki food cart, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, now through Dec. 16. Capital HOW TO BOOK A FOOD TRUCK If you’re interested in getting a food truck to your event, you can reach out to either SIFTA or the coalition through Facebook, or just contact the truck of your choice directly. Most have either a website or Facebook page. Many are on Twitter. But be patient. Most food truck owners are chef, manager and server all in one. They aren’t always able to answer right away. And it probably won’t be free. Many trucks have a fee for showing up as well as cost of food.

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f spring has you craving outdoor patio dining and sushi, you’re in luck: Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi made its debut April 10 at 205 N. 10th St. in Downtown Boise. The restaurant is serving its Willowcreek Grill menu, an array of entrees ranging from sandwiches, pitas and burgers to seafood and steak. Sushi will be added on Monday, April 17, owner Brian McGill says. Formerly The Dish, the space is the second location for Willowcreek, which also operates at 2273 S. Vista Ave. McGill has transformed the Downtown spot into the same type of dual-concept restaurant. “It turned out really cool inside,” McGill says. “I really love the look.” Improvements will continue to trickle out in April. A cooler in the lobby will begin selling $6.99 grab-and-go lunches in the second week, McGill says. Those will include wraps, sandwiches and salads. An outdoor patio also will open when weather permits, highlighted by a sushi chef creating rolls at a bar. Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi’s hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: (208) 343-1331. Online: POKE BOWL COMES TO MERIDIAN Raw fish fans are hungrily anticipating

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New Willowcreek Grill, Poke Bowl restaurants opened this week Paddles Up Poke, which plans to open this spring in Downtown Boise. But if you don’t want to wait for a customizable bowl of the Hawaiianstyle dish? Head to Meridian. Poke Bowl restaurant opened this week at 2970 N. Eagle Road, suite 101.

It’s a new venture from the former owners of Wok King Chinese Restaurant, which burned down on Boise’s Broadway Avenue in 2014. Poke Bowl head chef and owner Yuen Tung Lau ran Wok King with his wife for 28 years. Many of their customers’

old favorites at Wok King have returned at Poke Bowl. But the focus will be bowls of poke (pronounced “PO-kay”), which will cost $10 (small), $12 (regular) and $15 (large). “You get to choose your size of bowl, base, protein, sauce and topping,” ac-

cording to a Poke Bowl press release. “They will be offering three sizes to choose from, three different bases, eight different protein choices, six different sauces including a gluten-free option, and more than 10 different topping choices. Poke bowls will consist of

GYRO SHACK ALSO MAKES MERIDIAN DEBUT The Gyro Shack, a Boise-based restaurant chain, was slated to open a new restaurant this week at 1050 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian. The restaurant, which has two drive-thru windows and a patio, is the second new Treasure Valley location in six months. A Gyro Shack opened at 777 W. Main St. in Boise in November. The Gyro Shack’s slogan is “Real Greek, real fast.” Gyros are made-toorder and come in varieties such as the Veggie, BLT and Spicy Bacon Avocado. Other options on the menu include Greek salad and hummus and pita. After beginning as a food truck and three drive-thrus in former coffee kiosks, The Gyro Shack business model has expanded steadily. The Meridian restaurant is corporate-owned, but franchise Gyro Shacks are


slated for North Idaho and Washington later in 2017. Hours for the Meridian location are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Online:

BRICK 29 BISTRO MOVE UPDATE Speaking of Nampa, Brick 29 Bistro, 320 11th Ave. S., will soon be moving into its new digs. It’s a short move, though. Chef and owner Dustan Bristol recently added a top floor on the existing Masonic Temple building, where he’s been since 2007, instead of looking for a different location. Bristol hopes to be situated in the lofty spot by mid-May. The penthouse-like space has a much larger kitchen, enabling Bristol to expand his menu repertoire. “We went from a 12foot kitchen line to a 35foot line, so we’ll definitely be able to do more,” he says. Bristol and his staff have been trying out different dinner specials on the guests to see what will make the cut on the new all-day menu. “At first, we’ll be taking the existing menu upstairs and adding new dishes as time goes on, probably by mid-summer,” Bristol says. “The menu will eventually have about 50

percent new items on it.” To see progress reports, go to /brick-29-bistro. QUICK-SERVICE THAI IS COMING TO NAMPA Monsoon Asian Grill is slated to debut April 17 in Nampa at 16003 N. Idaho Center Blvd., near the Ford Idaho Center. Owners Nick Duncan and Billy Pothikamjorn, who owns Mai Thai in Boise, have been kicking around the fast-casual idea for three years or so. (Monsoon has a third silent owner.) The quick-service concept gives customers the opportunity to create their own Southeast Asian-

inspired rice and noodle bowls, which are designed to be built in about 2 minutes. “It’s kind of like Chipotle (Mexican Grill), only with Thai cuisine that has street-food flair,” Duncan says. “Instead of doing fine dining or a full-service restaurant, after doing some research, we decided that quick-service seemed like the best fit for this area.” Here’s how it works: Diners decide on a protein picked from a list that includes Vietnamese pork, chili-spiced beef, yellow curry grilled chicken and spicy citrus-marinated tofu. From there, it’s a choice of ginger-cilantro

Food & Drink rice, brown rice or yakisoba noodles. Then you choose a preferred sauce (orange curry, yellow curry, sour red curry or peanut and lime) and a vegetable to go in the bowl with the protein and starch. The veggie list includes Isaan-style mushrooms, drunken broccoli, summer squash with bell pepper and corn with grated coconut. You’re not done yet. The bowls get finished with a choice of cucumber relish, chili dipping sauce, chives and sprouts or a flavorful khoa soi garnish (pickled mustard greens, cilantro, dried chilies, shallot and chopped scallion).


Bowls are 16 ounces and cost $7.85, unless you tag on the double-meat option for an additional $2.50 or double veggies for $1.50. Monsoon doesn’t offer beer or wine, but it will serve boba teas and Thai iced tea and coffee for $3.75. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Online: monsoonasiangrill. Freelance writer James Patrick Kelly contributed to this report. Submit food news to scene@idaho


RAMAPONG STILL PLANS TO OPEN The owners of Boise Fry Co. stirred up excitement last year when they announced that RamaPong would open in the basement below the restaurant at 204 N. Capitol Blvd. in the Adelmann Building. Touted as “Boise’s, and possibly the country’s, first ramen/ping pong restaurant and bar,” it was slated to debut in late September 2016. Fall came and went – and it didn’t open. Boise Fry Co. marketing director Andrew Hanebutt promised an update, but it’s proved elusive. So with summer now on the horizon, I picked up the phone once more and did my best to corner him. No more noodling around, buddy. Is RamaPong still coming? “Absolutely,” Hanebutt says. When? When? When? “We are still looking for this year for sure,” Hanebutt says. The building recently came under new ownership, he says. That factor – along with red tape involving planning with the city of Boise – have stalled the RamaPong dream. Another thing to consider is that RamaPong essentially is a pet project for Boise Fry Co. The main focus is to open new Boise Fry Co. locations, Hanebutt explains. “We’re probably opening two new stores next

year,” he says. “I can definitely say one will be within the Treasure Valley, and one will possibly be outside of it.” That’s positive news, right? Boise Fry Co. has good intentions for ramen and pong enthusiasts. But, in retrospect, the trigger got pulled a bit early on announcing RamaPong. Hey, they got excited, all right? Think of it this way: You have more time to practice your wicked serve.



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Farmer hip – Boise Brewing grain silo



oise Brewing is going rural. The Downtown brewery at 521 W. Broad St. plans to install a grain silo directly in front of its building by June. Situated on a concrete pad next to an expanded patio, the 26-foot-tall structure will offer multiple benefits. Such as looking cool. “It’s primarily a costsaving measure for us,” brewery founder Collin Rudeen says. “A side bene-

fit is looking kind of badass.” (How awesome would it be to drive a combine to the brewery, park next to the silo and plug your meter? Totally awesome, right?) As Boise Brewing has expanded production — including its recent move into canned beers — the community-supported brewery has begun to run out of space, Rudeen says. The silo will help alleviate that, storing up to 48,000 pounds of Boise Brewing’s base pale malt, Rudeen says. Buying grain in bulk saves money and shipping costs, he adds. Truck traffic will be reduced, too. Instead of a grain vehicle parking outside and requiring a bunch of palette-moving every

two weeks, a truck will appear every few months. It will simply attach a hose and fill the silo to the brim. When all is said and done, the grain silo addition will cost about $30,000, Rudeen says. Online: NEW SOUR FESTIVAL If you’re a sour head, you won’t want to miss the inaugural Aura: Sour Beer Experience on Saturday, April 29, at Payette Brewing Co. With unlimited samples of more than 20 sour beers, interesting food and teaching moments from experts, it promises to be a unique new beer encounter for Boise. Located at 733 S. Pioneer St., Payette is no stranger

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to beer fests. Its annual Black Friday celebration of stouts and porters draws up to 2,000 drinkers each year. The Aura: Sour Beer Experience will be set up differently. Rather than using a drink-token system, it will be ticketed and purposely small. Only 200 tickets will be sold. “It makes it a little more special,” explains Paige Coyle, Payette’s marketing director. The $60 price includes four hours of small-batch

sour beer samples, food to pair, seminars, a commemorative glass and a 22ounce bottle of Aura: Guava & Hibiscus Sour Ale. This festival marks the release of Aura: Guava & Hibiscus, the first bottle in Payette’s new Aura Sour Series, which already has produced two draft-only sours — Aura: Elderberries & Black Courant and Aura: Plum. Other sour beers that will flow include outof-state favorites such as Odell Brewing’s Friek, New Belgium’s Le Terroir,

Goose Island’s Gillian and Uinta’s Croggy. Chef Aaron Wermerskirchen from Juniper will prepare small bites to pair with the beers, and he’ll talk about the way the flavors relate. One example: Seared sea scallop with bacon marmalade and grapefruit zest, topped with an edible flower and paired with Grand Teton Brewing’s American Sour Ale. Coyle is hoping that beer drinkers walk away more informed about sours, whether it’s from hearing Payette’s quality control manager explain the science behind the brewing, or just by experiencing the diversity of beers on hand. “I think a lot of people have in their minds sour beers being super tart,” Coyle says. “But a lot of the beers on the list aren’t super tart. Like the plum sour beer that we’ve made, for instance, is really a sessionable, really refreshing beer with just a light tartness.” Online: payetteaura. SEE BEER, 11D




Mai Thai chef, restaurant serve dinner at James Beard House BY MICHAEL DEEDS

The crew from Downtown Boise restaurant Mai Thai woke up with an appetite for adventure Tuesday. Armed with a menu of Gem State ingredients and pride, they boarded a 5 a.m. flight for New York. On Thursday, Mai Thai was slated to bring a taste of Idaho to the prestigious James Beard House. The fine-dining destination offers multi-course meals from visiting chefs. A kitchen cam was set to go live Thursday, so people could watch executive chef Justin Scheihing and the Mai Thai crew. There is an archive available at Mai Thai, 750 W. Idaho St., was contacted about



beloved holiday,” according to the meal description. Idaho wines from Koenig, Coiled and Telaya — and beer from Boise’s Edge Brewing Co. — were slated to accompany food such as gaeng hang lay curry with Idaho beef cheek confit, pineapple and crispy pork skin. Along with Scheihing, Pothikamjorn and Dale, Mai Thai sous chef Douglas Stinson and managersommelier Larry Babich made the trek to the Beard House. Preparing was a lot of work, Dale said. “Just trying to get everything out there is a huge difficulty,” he explained. “There’s just a lot of little things that we were unfamiliar with that we ended up learning real quick.” But the experience will

are so common nowadays that they almost put me to sleep.

WinCo. For example, the 36th Street Albertsons is hosting a double tap takeover from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, featuring Sockeye and Edge breweries, with a $2 price break on a 64-ounce fill. You’ll also notice $7.99 select sixpacks at Albertsons in April featuring local breweries Payette, Sockeye, Grand Teton, Mother Earth and more.

IDAHO CRAFT BEER MONTH If you haven’t taken advantage of Idaho Craft Beer Month, you still have time. Retailers and breweries are offering special events and promotions. Every Friday in April, Albertsons growler stations at 16th Street, 36th Street, Columbia Village, Lake Hazel Road and Eagle Road are hosting Idaho tap takeovers. Same for the Downtown Boise

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be so worth it. Diners are allowed into the Beard House kitchen, where they can watch chefs work. Past chefs who have prepared meals there include Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pépin. When the Mai Thai gang gets back to Boise on Friday evening, it will be exhausted — yet energized and inspired. “My owner (Pothikamjorn), he would like to eventually be the first Michelin star restaurant in Boise,” Dale said. “That’s his whole goal in life.” ••• Want more Idaho entertainment news? Track Michael Deeds on Facebook or Twitter.


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two months ago and invited to cook, general manager Jason Dale said. The decision to go was easy. Idaho restaurants aren’t invited to the Beard House often. Now-defunct Boise restaurant Mortimer’s served a dinner there in 2005. It’s an honor and a challenge. Scheihing and owner Billy Pothikamjorn, who was born in Thailand, decided to use the opportunity to showcase Thai cuisine — Idaho-style. “We’re bringing Idaho wine, beer. We’re using all-Idaho poultry, proteins,” Dale said earlier this week. “As many items as we could bring from Idaho to this is what we’re doing.” The dinner was themed “Songkran: Thai New Year” and featured “creative, fusion-inspired cuisine in honor of this

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laywright Sarah Ruhl wields metaphor like a magic wand. She weaves and layers them into her plays and the fabric of her characters to infuse them with a heightened sense of magical realism. Take Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” a comedy that will open at Boise Contemporary Theater on Friday, April 21. The world of the play is not exactly grounded in our reality. It moves between naturalism and fantasy, and comes with two interesting notes from Ruhl: It is set in “a metaphysical Connecticut. Or a house that is not far from the city and not far from the sea. ... Everyone in this play should be able to tell a really good joke.” “She (Ruhl) is in love with how theater is a metaphor for life,” says director Drew Barr, who also is a resident director at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. This is his third time working with BCT. All this imagery and symbolism make the play tricky – and fun – to work on, he says. “There are stage directions like, ‘It begins snowing in living room,’ ” he says. “So do you make it literally snow, or is it something else? As a writer, I think she is interested in and celebrates the infinite possibilities of what imagination can create in the making of theater.” Ruhl leaves it to each production team to figure out which extreme to employ. And with Barr at the helm, it opens the door for swings between both extremes that will eventually settle into something tangible.


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Olivia Negrón, center, Arthur Glen Hughes and Paula Rebelo rehearse for Boise Contemporary Theater’s production of “The Clean House,” a comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, which caps off BCT’s season.


BCT plays with metaphor and magic in Ruhl’s ‘Clean House’


“In the midst of all this metaphor, there’s a real humanity and emotion at the core of the text,” Barr

says. “The characters seem to be one thing, but then have to deal with the part of themselves that is the total opposite.” The play centers on Lane (Tracy Sunderland), a successful doctor, and her husband, Charles (Arthur Glen Hughes), a surgeon. They live their seemingly well-ordered lives in a white house that is white-on-white inside and out. It’s hard enough to keep

clean, but their Brazilian maid Matilde (Olivia Negrón) hates to clean, and when she goes into a depression after her parents’ deaths, the clutter piles up. That’s when Lane’s sister Virginia (Denise Simone), a clean freak who tidies up to keep her inner demons under control, volunteers to clean her sister’s house on the sly. Lane discovers the deception just as she learns that Charles has fallen in love

with one of his patients (Paula Rebelo). That’s when the play takes a turn toward chaos. CLASSICAL TRIOS A If you like your classical a bit on the edge, then this piano trio out of Toronto is for you. The Gryphon Trio delights in pushing the perception of the classical chamber repertory and themselves as artists through collaborations. This time violist

Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker invite clarinetist James Campbell into the mix. They’ll perform a program that spans work from Beethoven to 20th-century composer Olivier Messiaen. 7:30 p.m. April 14, Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $30 general, $25 seniors and students, advance and at the door. BoiseChamberMusic A The Langroise Trio – Geoffrey Trabichoff (violin), David Johnson (viola) and Samuel Smith (cello) – will tackle a program of Beethoven and Franz Danzi with guest artist Janelle Oberbillig on bassoon for its spring concert. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise ($10 general, $5 students); and 7:30 p.m. at Langroise Recital Hall, College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. Free.




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An Evening of Rock and Roll to Fight Suicide: Music by The English Muffins, silent auction. Benefits the Idaho Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 7 p.m. to midnight April 14, Basque Center, 601 Grove St., Boise. $5 advance, $7 at the door.

Bosnian Sevdah Music Festival: April 20-21, Boise. To RSVP or for questions, contact A April 20: Free lecture “Sevdah: music between East and the West,” 7:30 p.m., Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. A April 21: Reception at 7 p.m. and Damir Imamovic concert at 8 p.m., JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. $10 general, $5 students and seniors. Opening: Boise Sevdah Club.

Harlis Sweetwater Band: 7:30 p.m. April 14, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $18 preferred. $20 and $23 at the door. Andy Frasco and The U.N.: 9 p.m. April 14, Whiskey Jacques, 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. $16 advance, $18 at the door. (208) 726-5297, events. Smooth Avenue: 7:30 p.m. April 15, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $13 general, $18 preferred. $18 and $23 at the door. La Arrolladora: 6 p.m. April 16, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $45. ICTickets. Jon Klein Benefit Concert: 7:30 p.m. April 17, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $20 general, $25 preferred. $25 and $30 at the door. Avenue B CD Release Party: 7:30 p.m. April 19, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $22 general, $27 preferred. $27 and $32 at the door. Beats Antique: 8 p.m. April 19, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb. $24 day of show. Opening: Mr. Bill. Micah Stevens Trio: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 20, Nampa Smiles Terrace, 3rd floor, Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S.

Rick Derringer: 7:30 p.m. April 20-21, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $38 general, $48 preferred. $43 and $53 at the door. Spawnbreezie: With Gonzo from Tribal Seeds. 10 p.m. April 20, Reef, 105 S. 6th St., Boise. $10. $12 at the door. Pinto Bennett and The Famous Motel Cowboys: 5 p.m. April 21-22 and 2 p.m. April 23 (Bloody Mary Sunday), Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. $15 cover Friday-Saturday, no cover Sunday. For the lineup: Stitched Up Heart: With Through Fire, Cure for the Fall, Vault7. 7:30 p.m. April 21, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X. All veterans and active military get in free. G Jones: With Yheti, Proko. 10 p.m. April 21, Reef, 105 S. 6th St., Boise. $15. $20 at the door. Party Like the Gatsby!: Fundraiser for Idaho Arts Charter School “arts” programs featuring Ellie Shaw, David Gluck, Camden Hughes and the Retreads. 7:30 p.m. April 22, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $25 general, $30 pre-

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Capital City Public Market will open Saturday The annual Capital City Public Market in Downtown Boise opens Saturday, April 15, along Eighth Street between Bannock and Main streets. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., more than 100 vendors will set up shop selling everything from seeds and spring veggies to jewelry and wine. Discover new vendors such as locally brewed organic fermented tea from Good Vibes Kombucha, spices and herbs from Save the Day Seasoning and Thai cuisine

ferred. $30 and $35 at the door. Sundance Head: Season 11 champion of NBC’s “The Voice.” 8 p.m. April 22, Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall. $99. (800) 657-6464, The Expendables: 8 p.m. April 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $17.50. TicketWeb. $20 day of show. Special guests: Rdgldgrn, Tribal Theory.

from Lime and a Coconut. You also can meet the market’s new executive director, Mona Warchol. The market runs Saturdays through Dec. 16. A The Boise Farmers Market opened April 1 at 11th and Grove streets. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A The Eagle and Nampa farmers markets open on Saturday, April 29.

Lil’ Wayne: 8 p.m. April 23, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $75. Ticketfly.

Comedy Kyle Kinane: 8 p.m. April 19, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb. Opening: Emma Arnold. Bill Burr: 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. April 22 (sold out) and 7 p.m. April 23, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $45. Ticket-


Web. $47 day of show. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy: 7:30 p.m. April 22, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $59.50. Ticketmaster.

Classical Gryphon Piano Trio: With clarinetist James Campbell. 7:30 p.m. April 14, Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $30 general, $25 seniors and students, advance

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and at the door. Meridian Symphony Orchestra’s “Rising Stars”: Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Walton’s Crown Imperial March, plus winners of the 2017 Young Artists Competition perform solos with the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 22, Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $11 general, $9 seniors, students, military, $4 children, in advance or at the door. 891-



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Art Song Recitals: Join Opera Idaho’s Resident Company singers in this series of recitals dedicated to the form of underproduced music called art songs. These non-staged songs often incorporate well-known poems and seasonal themes with complex music and piano. 2:30 p.m. April 23, May 21 and June 11, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. 345-3531, Free.

Flying bunnies, candy, bubble soccer: Egg hunts are happening in the Valley

Wood River Orchestra Spring Concert: 4 p.m. April 23, Wood River High School Performing Arts Theatre, Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey. visit Free.

Theater Opening

Red Light Variety Show “H2Ooooo”: 8 p.m. April 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, noon April 23, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $15 advance $20 at the door. April 23: intimate cabaret-style table seating, $35 advance, $40 door. Stage Coach Theatre’s “Mauritius”: 8 p.m. April 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29; 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 27; 2 p.m. matinee April 23, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. Student, senior and military discounts on Thursday and Sunday performances. 3422000, “Ladies of the Evening”: Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. 8:30 p.m. April 14-15, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. $20. Reservations: 368-0405. Boise Contemporary Thea-

Here are some new additions to the Easter egg hunt list that we featured last week: A Head to Meridian’s Kleiner Park for all kinds of Easter fun at Capital Christian Church’s annual community Easter Egg Hunt. Kids 10 and younger can search for more than 100,000 eggs at hunts at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15. There will be jump houses, bubble soccer and more fun stuff, and don’t miss the skydiving bunnies. They’ll drop in at 12:15 p.m. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from the church parking lot at 2760 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, to the park. Free. A Kids 11 and younger can go on an EGGventure Hunt with an inflatable obstacle course, slides, bounce houses, a climbing wall, bubble soccer and giveaways. It’s from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April

ter’s “The Clean House”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, April 19-May 6; 2 p.m. matinees April 29 and May 6, 854 Fulton St. $34 Fridays-Saturdays, $25 Wednesdays-Thursdays, $20 matinees, $18 preview (April 20), $16 all student tickets. Paywhat-you-want preview is April 19. 331-9224, Ext. 205;

15, at Life Church, 3225 E. Commercial Court, Meridian. 6588800. Free. A The Cathedral of the Rockies will hold its annual Easter Egg Drop from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at its Amity Campus, 4464 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise, for kids from preschool to 6th grade. 3622168. Free. A Kids 12 and younger can go on a Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Engage Boise, 270 E. Pennsylvania St., Boise. Kids will go in two groups. Registration starts at 7:45 p.m. 336-1925. Free. Last week’s list included the 11 a.m. April 15 Meridian Optimist Club’s 40th annual Easter Egg Hunt; the April 15 Nampa Rec Center’s Easter Egg Swim (1 to 3 p.m.); the 8 p.m. April 15 Nampa Rec Center’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt; the 10 a.m. April 15 Caldwell Egg Scramble in Memorial Park;

Ongoing Spotlight Theatre’s “High School Musical on Stage”: 7 p.m. April 14-15 and 19-21, Columbia High School, 301 S. Happy Valley Road, Nampa. $12 general, $10 students and seniors, at or at the door. Boise Little Theater’s “37

couples older than 21 welcome. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays, Eagles Lodge, 118 11th Ave. N., Nampa. $6 members, $7 nonmembers. 887-8870,

Things To Do Easter

Spring Fling Egg Hunt: Scavenger hunt, games, live DJ, family karaoke, inflatables, entertainment, more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15, O’Connor Field House, 2200 Blaine St., Caldwell. 353-2678. Free.


and the 11 a.m. April 15 hunt at Spring Fling at the Caldwell O’Connor Field House (event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Find more details on the hunts featured last week as well as other Easter events in 10DaysOut, and a complete list at See a complete list of Easter church services in Saturday’s Explore section or online at

Postcards”: 8 p.m. April 14-15 and 21-22; 7:30 p.m. April 20; 2 p.m. April 16 and 22, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. 342-5104,



Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $11. 891-5660. Ballet Idaho’s “Peter Pan”: 8 p.m. April 21; 2 and 8 p.m. April 22, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $38, $43 and $58. Ticketmaster.



Les Bois Junior Ballet’s “Coppélia”: 5 p.m. April 15, Nampa

Treasure Valley Singles dance: Live bands. Singles and

Caldwell Egg Scramble: For ages 3-12. Kids 2 and younger can visit the Easter Bunny and receive a sack of eggs and prizes. 10 a.m. April 15, Memorial Park, 618 Irving St. Free. Easter Egg Drop: 10 to 11 a.m. April 15, Cathedral of the Rockies — Amity Campus, 4464 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise. For grades 6 and younger. 362-2168. Free. Easter Egg Hunt: Egg hunts for up to age 10, skydiving Easter bunnies, jump houses, bubble soccer, more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Free. Meridian Optimist Club’s Easter Egg Hunt: Kids 10 and younger, and those with special needs, can hunt at the same time in separate lanes that are divided by age and ability. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and water. You can also make a donation. 11 a.m. April 15, Meridian Elementary School, 1035 N.W. 1st St. Free. Eggventure Hunt: Inflatable obstacle courses and slides,



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bounce houses, rock wall, bubble soccer and giveaways. For ages up to 11 years old. Noon to 3 p.m. April 15, Life Church, 3225 E. Commercial Court, Meridian. 658-8800. Free. Nampa Rec Center’s Easter Egg Swim: Ages up to 12 can swim and seek sinkable and floatable eggs. You also can use the inflatable kayaks and the diving well will be open. 1 to 3 p.m. April 15, NRC’s pool, 131 Constitution Way. Bring a plastic bag to collect your eggs. Free for members. Day pass: $2.25 for 5 and younger, $6.25 for 6 and older and 65 and older, $8.25 for 18 and older. Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt: For ages up to 12 years old (two separate age brackets). Registration at 7:45 p.m. and start at 8 p.m. April 15, Engage Boise, 270 E. Pennsylvania St., Boise. 336-1925. Free. Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: For ages 13-17. 8 to 9:30 p.m. April 15, Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way. Bring own flashlight. $3 per person. 468-5858. Easter at Bogus Basin: Sunrise service (7 a.m.) and breakfast (8 to 9:30 a.m.) at Pioneer Lodge, followed by egg hunt. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise.



Lectures/Talks Idea of Nature Lecture Series: “‘The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth’: The Idea of Nature in Deep Time” presented by Scott Ashley, lecturer in medieval history, Newcastle University, U.K. Free reception to follow at 7 p.m. with appetizers. 6 p.m. April 20, Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. ideaofnature. RSVP to for the reception. Free.

Cowboy Junkies: 8 p.m. July 11, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $33.50 and $41.50. TicketWeb. On sale at 10 a.m. April 14 Cody Johnson: 8 p.m. July 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb. $20 day of show. On sale at 10 a.m. April 14 Tesla: 8 p.m. July 19, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 general ($40 door), $65 VIP. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. April 14 Melissa Etheridge: 8 p.m. Aug. 8, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $45, $75 and $100. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 14

Literary Arts Provided by Canyon Crossroads Museum

“Black Elk: Lakota Warrior, Mighty Visionary” exhibit at the Canyon Crossroads Museum at Celebration Park, near Melba, closes April 21. Details, 17

Explosions in the Sky: 8 p.m. Sept. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $22. TicketWeb. $24 day of show. On sale at 10 a.m. April 14

St., Garden City. $7 admission good all weekend, free for children younger than 12.

Craig Morgan: 8 p.m. Oct. 14, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $29.50 general ($35 door), $59.50 VIP. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. April 14

Week of the Young Children Celebration: Connect with community programs and businesses to learn about summer camps, after-school programs, early literacy, healthy eating, child care, fishing licenses, more. Also, crafts, kid’s zumba, bicycle rodeo and obstacle courses. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. woyc.php. Free.

Spring Swap Meet and Warm Up: Gates open at 9 a.m. April 15, with drag race testing opportunities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Firebird Raceway, five miles north of Idaho 44 on Idaho 16, about 10 minutes northwest of Eagle. $7 general, $3 children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger, at the gate.

Record Store Day: Features limited-edition releases on vinyl, CD and other formats. Twenty percent off used music/video. Bake sale on the sidewalk. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 22, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise. Line up in the gift shop at 7:30 a.m. Free. A Toy Zoo/Sick Wish record release party, 6 p.m. April 20. A RSD listening party, 5 p.m. April 21. Free Payette Brewing Co. beer, raffle prizes. Sun Blood Stories record release party to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Idaho Mennonite World Relief Festival: Live and silent auctions, exhibits, food booths, children’s activities, more. 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 21 and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, College Church of the Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave. Free.

Pickin’ Boise Vintage Show and Artisan Market: Vintage, primitives, industrial decor, farmhouse style, upcycled, repurposed, artisan handcrafts, more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood



Films “A River Runs Through It” screening: Brad Pitt, Tom Skerrit and Craig Sheffer star for director Robert Redford in this adaptation of the novel by Norman Maclean. (PG-13). 7 p.m. April 20, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. $12 general, $10 students, at the box office,, and at the door (if available). Sprout Film Festival: Focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and strives to challenge assumptions and

breakdown stereotypes. Benefit for The Arc. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 21, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $8-$10. 422-1759, International Film Festival: Benefit for Parma, Wilder, Homedale schools’ sports and drama programs. 8:45 p.m. April 21-22, Parma Motor-Vu, 29522 Idaho 95. $20 per carload. Check out Parma Motor-Vu on Facebook for titles.

Food and Drink National Library Week Food Truck Rally: Music, family activities, tours of unBound, book-a-bike program launch, and, of course, local food trucks. 5 to 9 p.m. April 14, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. 888-4451. Free. Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation’s Gala Dinner and Auction: Cocktails and social hour, dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment. 6 p.m. April 15, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. $75 per person. Email Food Frenzy Fundraiser: Food truck rally to benefit for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Free.

Girls State Tea: Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Post 2. Doors at 11 a.m. and luncheon at noon April 22, Maple Grove Grange, 11692 W. Presidents Drive, Boise. $15 at the door. World Malbec Day: Comparison tasting between its 2014 vintage and a barrel tasting of its 2015 vintage, followed by a discussion. Noon to 5 p.m. April 22, Huston Vineyards, 16473 Chicken Dinner Road, Caldwell. 455-7975.

Farmers Markets Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 28, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 345-9287, Summer Pop-up Market: Homemade crafts, goodies and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15, May 6, 20, June 3 and 17, Nampa High School parking lot, 203 Lake Lowell Ave. Free. Vendor space available: 353-2678. Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 15 through Dec. 16, 8th Street — Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499,

Literature for Lunch: Discussion of David Wroblewski’s modern take on Hamlet, “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” 12:10 to 1 p.m. April 21, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. 972-8255. Free.

Specialty Shows Earth Day Electric Car Show: Several green vendors will be set up inside and the parking lot will showcase all types of electric vehicles by their owners. 2 to 5 p.m. April 22, Whole Foods Market, 401 S. Broadway Ave., Boise. 384-1023. Free.

Other Events Read Me Treasure Valley: This year’s book is David James Duncan’s “The River Why.” For the full list of events, go to Free. A April 14: Songs of Early Idaho Waterways, 6 p.m., Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Singer/ Songwriter Gary Eller of Nampa will share a musical presentation of historic Idaho waterway songs. A April 17: “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet,” 6:30 p.m., Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. This documentary, from PBS Nature, illustrates how human behavior has created unnatural circumstances in the life cycle of salmon. A April 19: Your Water Footprint, 7 p.m., Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Inter-



8th floor, 800 W. Main St., Boise. 336-4900, Gallery 601: “Spring Thaw,” works by Philadelphia-born artist Mo Devlin. Through April 21. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TuesdayFriday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 211 N. 10th St., Boise. 336-5899, R. Grey Gallery: Boise State University Art Department Art Metals Program silent auction. Through April. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 415 S. 8th St., Boise. 385-9337, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center: Enamel on glass by Kate Hynes. Through April. Enter at S2 and the artist wall is past the coffee shop. 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise.

Pinto Bennett and The Famous Motel Cowboys perform April 21-23 at Hannah’s in Boise. Details, 14 active class by the Boise WaterShed Education Center and SUEZ that explores the world’s fresh water availability and water use and introduces the term ‘water footprint.’ Trashion Show: Local artists and salon teams make wearable works of art from 100% postconsumer materials to be showcased by local performers and musicians. Emcees are Minerva Jayne and Rocci Johnson. Hosted by Bombshell Salon. Benefit for Idaho Rivers United. 7 p.m. April 14, Hannah’s, 621 W. Main St., Boise. $10 at the door. Chair Affair Gala: Furniture design competition raises money for design scholarships in the state of Idaho. 6:30 p.m. April 22, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. $25 general, $20 students.

Spectator Sports Treasure Valley Roller Derby: 6 p.m. April 22, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $10 general, $5 children 4-12, at $15 and $5 at the door.

Art Art Source Gallery: New works by John Taye in still-lifes, landscape and figurative paintings, wood sculpture and handmade furniture. Through April. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1015 Main St., Boise. 331-3374, Crossings Winery: Works by Western and wildlife artist James Reid. Through April. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. 1289 W. Madison Ave., Glenns Ferry. (208) 366-2313, Gallery CTA: “Topanga Canyon,” new work by Anna Ura. Through May. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 8th and Main,

Warhawk Air Museum: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa. $10 general, $8 seniors and veterans/military with ID, $4 children 5-12. Free for ages 4 and younger. April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child and to celebrate free admission all month to military kids (up to

age 18) with a paying adult. 465-6446,

Attractions Discovery Center of Idaho: A Chemistry of the Cocktail Speakeasy Adult Night, 7 to 10 p.m. April 14. Signature cocktails by The Mode Lounge, demonstrations from Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, music by Rippin’ Brass, more. $40. A “T.rex Named Sue,” a traveling exhibition reproduced from the original fossils found in 1990 in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a replica com-


posed of more than 250 highly detailed cast fossils. Through May 7. A “Matter Splatter,” daily demonstrations developed by Boise State University Material Sciences and Engineering students, field trips and themed birthday parties. Through May 22. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaySaturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 131 Myrtle St., Boise. $16 general, $15 veterans and active duty military, $12 children 2-17. Free for members and ages younger than 2. Sunday admission prices are $3 off the daily admission price. 343-9895,

Stewart Gallery: “Group Areas,” Garth Claassen solo exhibition. Through May 5. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. 2230 W. Main St., Boise. 433-0593, Sun Valley Center for the Arts: “Contemplative Practice” BIG IDEA project, explores the connection between art, meditation and mindfulness and serves as an example of how collaboration between nonprofit organizations can bring a concept to fruition in unique, powerful and multidimensional ways. Through June 23. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 191 5th St. E., Ketchum. (208) 726-9491, ext. 10;

Museums Boise Art Museum: A “Geraldine Ondrizek: Chromosome Painting II.” Through June 4. A “2017 Idaho Triennial.” Through July 16. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 670 S. Julia Davis Drive. $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 grades 1-12 and full-time college. Free for ages 5 and younger and members. Donations on First Thursday. 345-8330, Canyon Crossroads Museum


Serenata Orchestra Beach Night and Silent Auction: Silent auction, food, beer and wine (for purchase), activities, music by Willie and the Single Wides. Beach costumes encouraged. 7 p.m. April 22, Bridge Event Center, 6200 N. Garrett

St., Boise. $25. Brown Paper Tickets.

at Celebration Park: “Black Elk: Lakota Warrior, Mighty Visionary,” explores the life and history of famed Lakota Sioux warrior, Black Elk. Through April 21. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. 6531 Hot Spot Lane, Melba. 4556022. Free.

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Ready to hit the Trails?

April Boise Contemporary Theater’s 5X5 Reading Series: “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen. 7 p.m. April 24, 854 Fulton St. $12 general, $8 students. 331-9224, ext. 205;

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United States Air Force Academy Falconaires Jazz Band: 7 p.m. April 24, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Free tickets (limit four) at the Morrison Center Box Office. Seating is first-come, firstserved.



Cherish the Ladies: 7 p.m. April 25, Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Center, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. $20 general, $10 students. (541) 889-2844.

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Granger Smith: 7 p.m. April 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. TicketWeb. $20 day of show. Opening: Earl Dibbles Jr.

Chadd Cripe will give you tips and ideas about where to go to get the most out of Idaho’s incredible network of easily accessible, scenic trails. Joining him is our panel of local experts: Sara Arkle, Foothills and Open Space Superintendent for Boise Parks and Recreation (Foothills trails) Leo Hennessy, Non-motorized Trails Coordinator for Idaho State Parks and Recreation (mountain trails)


Opera Idaho Operatini: Opera in a relaxed setting with a specially designed martini based on the upcoming opera. 6 p.m. April 27, Sapphire Room,

Holly Finch, Finch owner of The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop (trail running)

The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $20 per person, $35 per couple, does not include martini. Brown Paper Tickets. Johnny Mathis: 7:30 p.m. April 27, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $55-$150. Ticketmaster. Robert Manwill Artists for Kids Event: Art exhibit and art auction, followed by a community run the next day. Proceeds go into a scholarship fund for Robert’s New Plymouth High School Class of 2019. Live bidding starts at 6:30 p.m. April 28, Payette County Fairgrounds, 310 E. Blvd., New Plymouth. Robert’s Run at 10 a.m. April 29, New Plymouth High School, 207 Plymouth Ave. $15 registration at Women of the World: 7 p.m. April 28, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. $10-$20 general, $5-$10 students. 459-5275, Treasure Valley Kite Festival: Kite competitions, entertain-

Dennis Swift, Swift secretary of Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (mountain biking)

Art of Fashion Show: Genes: In conjunction with the exhibition “Geraldine Ondrizek: Chromosome Painting II,” Boise Art Museum invited designers and artists of all experience levels to participate and compete in BAM’s Genes Design Contest. Inspired by Ondrizek’s subject matter, BAM challenged designers to showcase their talents by working with denim (jeans) to create a garment inspired by their own genes. Audience members vote for the winner. 6:30 p.m. April 29, Boise Art Museum, 670 S. Julia Davis Drive. $15 general, $10 BAM members, in advance. $20 and $15 at the door.

Pooch Pageant: Doggie beauty pageant with two categories: natural and glitz. Benefits the Idaho Humane Society’s Pet Food Pantry. 1 to 4 p.m. April 30, Wyndham Garden Boise Airport, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Go to for contestant applications and to register as a spectator.

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Fuzzy Pawz Rescue Tea Party: Tea, punch, coffee, sandwiches, desserts and silent auction. 3 to 6 p.m. April 30, Willow Grove Events, 4131 W. Central Road, Emmett. $25 per person at the door ($20 if you bring a box of cat litter). RSVP required at or 546-9020.

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Aura: Sour Beer Experience: Music, beer seminars, small bites by Juniper paired with featured beers, unlimited samples. Featuring over twenty sour beers and the release of Payette Brewing’s Aura: Guava & Hibiscus Sour Ale in twenty-two ounce bottles. 4 to 8 p.m. April 29, Payette Brewing Company, 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise. $60. 344-0011,

Bastille: 7 p.m. April 29, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $35 and $45. Ticketmaster.

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ment, food, free kites for kids while supplies last. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian.


Melissa Etheridge will be at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise on Aug. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 14.

Chris Tomlin: Special guests Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham,


Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC, and Jason Barton. 7 p.m. April 30, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $15-$69.75. Ticketmaster.

“Cinderella”: 8 p.m. May 5-6; 2 p.m. May 6, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $47.50-$70. Ticketmaster. Sold out.

Chance the Rapper: 8 p.m. April 30, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.59 and $59.50. ICTickets.

Tour de Fashion: Northwest stylist and fashion blogger Tanya Carnahan (AKA Style Spy Girl) has launched a series of ladies-only, fashion-inspired bike tours, designed for women who want to explore local boutiques in Downtown Boise. 2 to 5 p.m. May 6, June 3 and July 8, Boise. $25. For the lineup of participating shops and boutiques:

May Daniel Tosh: 7:30 p.m. May 3, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $45-$75 reserved, $20 students. Ticketmaster. Brian Regan: 8 p.m. May 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $52.50. Ticketmaster. The 1975: 8 p.m. May 3, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $35 and $45. CenturyLink Arena. Culinary Walkabout: Twenty five local chefs prepare culinary delights ranging from appetizers to desserts. Also, silent and live auctions, no-host bar, People’s Choice awards for favorite food item and best decorated booth, and photo booth. A highlight of the evening will be the drawing for a featured tiny house designed by Brian Crabb, lead designer for the television series “Tiny House Nation,” and built by local students. Benefits Metro Meals on Wheels. 6 to 9 p.m. May 4, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $75 general, $20 students. “The Black Zone” screening: Documentary by Grace Baek covers her decade long journey following workers in a covert and daring medical relief program as they struggle to provide aid amidst war atrocities inside the jungles of Burma. 7 p.m. May 4, The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. $15 in advance or at the door. Opera Idaho’s “Werther”: 7:30 p.m. May 5 and 2:30 p.m. May 7, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $24-$72.

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Boise Contemporary Theater’s 5X5 Reading Series: “The Rabbit in the Moon” by Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark. 7 p.m. May 8, 854 Fulton St. $12 general, $8 students. 331-9224, ext. 205; Son Volt: 7 p.m. May 9, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $20. Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Annie”: 7:30 p.m. May 11-13; 1:30 p.m. May 13, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 students. 468-2385, Four: Four saxophone players play jazz favorites along with custom compositions. 7 p.m. May 12, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. $10-$20 general, $5-$10 students. 459-5275,

The Shins: 6:30 p.m. May 29, Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City. $36.50 and $47. TicketWeb. $42 and $52 day of show. Special guests: Built to Spill.

June Travis Scott: 8 p.m. June 1, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. General tickets are sold out. $75 VIP. Ticketfly. Opening: Khalid. Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Hamlet”: 8 p.m. TuesdaySaturday (7:20 p.m. Greenshow mini-concert series Wednesdays-Saturdays) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), June 2 (preview), June 3 (opening night), June 4 (family night), June 6-7, 10-11, 14-16, 18, 20-25, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm

Springs Ave., Boise. $35-$45 Fridays-Saturdays, $27-$37 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (June 2): $27 reserved, $20 general. Family night (June 4): $37 reserved, $27 general, $13 children 6-17. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. 336-9221, Celtic Woman ‘Voices of Angels’: 7:30 p.m. June 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $39-$99. Ticketmaster. John Mellencamp: 6:30 p.m. June 7, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $75.50. Ticketmaster. Opening: Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter. Gordon Lightfoot: 8 p.m. June 10, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $45-$100. Ticketfly. Tool: 7:30 p.m. June 18, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $69.50 and $89.50. ICTickets. Korn: 5 p.m. June 25, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $45. ICTickets. $49.50 day of show. Special guests: Stone Sour, Babymetal, Yelawolf, Islander. Santana: 7:30 p.m. June 27, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Sold out.

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Testament: 8 p.m. May 12, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $25 general ($30 door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly. Opening: Sepultura, Prong.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: 7:30 p.m. May 25, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $67.50 and $117.50. Ticketmaster. Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s


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Micky and The Motorcars: 8 p.m. May 5, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb.

E-40: 8 p.m. May 7, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $20 first 100 tickets sold, $25 general ($30 door), $55 VIP. Ticketfly.

“Wait Until Dark”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (7:20 p.m. Greenshow mini-concert series Wednesdays-Saturdays) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no Greenshow), May 26 (preview), May 27 (opening night), May 28 (family night), June 8-9, 13, 17, July 6-7, 11-12, 15-16, 20-21, 25-26, 29-30, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $35-$45 Fridays-Saturdays, $27-$37 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (May 26): $27 reserved, $20 general. Family night (May 28): $37 reserved, $27 general, $13 children 6-17. Any night, $20 students with valid ID. 336-9221,


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Plan Ahead Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $35, $45 and $65. ICTickets. Train/O.A.R.: 7 p.m. July 13, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50, $55 and $75. ICTickets. Opening: Natasha Bedingfield. Slightly Stoopid: 4:30 p.m. July 14, Memorial Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35. TicketWeb. $38 day of show. Opening: Iration, J Boog, The Movement. Blondie/Garbage: 6:45 p.m. July 14, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $35, $65 and $95. ICTickets. Opening: John Doe, Exene Cervenka. Huckleberry Jam Music Festival: Artists include moe., Galactic, Lettuce, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, others. 3 to 10 p.m. July 28 and 1 to 10 p.m. July 29, plus a free evening concert July 27, Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive, Donnelly. Ticket prices vary. Mountain Home Country Music Festival: Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eric Paslay, Chris Stapleton, more. July 28-30, Elmore County, 30 minutes outside of Mountain Home. $80 single-day pass. Three-day passes: $125 general, $140 premium, $210 VIP. (541) 345-9263,


Diana Krall: 7 p.m. July 29, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $58.75. Ticketmaster.

August Rancid/Dropkick Murphys: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50. ICTickets. $42.50 day of show. Opening: The Selecter, Kevin Seconds. The Descendents: 8 p.m. Aug. 27, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $29.50 general, $59.50 VIP. Ticketfly.

September Lady Antebellum: 7 p.m. Sept. 1, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.75, $49.75 and $69.75. ICTickets. Opening: Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young. Michael Franti and Spearhead: 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $36.50. Ticketmaster.

October Joe Bonamassa: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $89-$149. Ticketmaster.

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Bar 365, Riverside Hotel: Fri: Blaze and Kelly, 5-7:30 p.m. Sat: Patricia Folkner, 5-7:30 p.m. Tue: Fiona Luray, 5-8 p.m. Wed: Steve Eaton, 5-7:30 p.m. Thu: Gary Tackett, 5-7:30 p.m. 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. 343-1871. Buffalo Club: Fri-Sat, Thu: The Saloonatics, 9 p.m. Sun/Thu: free dance lessons by High Desert Swing Dance Club, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 10206 Fairview Ave., Boise. 321-1811. Chandlers Steakhouse: FriSat: Frank Marra, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Chuck Smith Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight, w/Katie Garonzik, 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Sun: Frank Marra, 2-5 p.m., The Sidemen, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mon: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Quinn Van Paepeghem Trio w/Nicole Christensen, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tue: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chuck Smith Trio w/Kyle Baas and Scott Reuser, 8-11 p.m. Wed: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chuck Smith Trio w/Kyle Baas and Scott Reuser, 8-11 p.m. Thu: Chuck Smith, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ben Burdick Trio w/Amy Rose, Jon Hyneman and Mike Seifrit, 8-11 p.m. 981 W. Grove St., Boise. 383-4300. China Blue: Thu: Trill Thursday’s EDM Club Nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5; free for ladies. 100 S. 6th St., Boise. 338-6604. Courtyard Marriott: Fri: Van Paepeghem Quartet, 6-8:30 p.m. Tue: Carter Freeman, 6-8:30 p.m. 1789 S. Eagle Road, Meridian. 888-0800. Fatty’s Bar: Fri: rotating DJs, 9 p.m.-close. Sat: DJ Zuz, 9 p.m.close. Tue: DJ Slieb, 9 p.m.close. Wed: DJ Zuz, 9 p.m.-close. 800 W. Idaho St., Boise. 6296314. Hannah’s: Fri-Sat, Wed: Rocci Johnson Band, 9:30 p.m.-close. Thu: DJ Ankid, 9:30 p.m.-close. 621 Main St., Boise. 345-7557. High Note Cafe: Fri: Blood Handsome, Lavendar Lobotomy,

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Michael Deeds recommends Harlis Sweetwater Band: Friday, Sapphire Room. California band brings its soulful, gritty blues-rock back to the Sapphire. Beats Antique: Wednesday, Knitting Factory. Group blends performance art, belly dancing and EDM beats into neo-hippie bliss. Rick Derringer: Thursday, Sapphire Room. Classic-rock royalty as a guitarist. Plus, he sang “Hang on Sloopy” and “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.” ......................................................

Luci Kolada, 7 p.m. Sat: Ghost Revolver, 7 p.m. 225 N. 5th St., Boise. 429-1911. Highlands Hollow Brewhouse: Wed: Andrew Sheppard Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. 343-6820. Knitting Factory: Fri: Freaks N’ Fetish Resurrection Ball, 7 p.m., $19.50-$39.50. Wed: Beats Antique, Mr. Bill, 8 p.m., $22/$24. 416 S. 9th St., Boise. 367-1212. Liquid: Fri-Sat: Al Jackson, 8 and 10 p.m., $12. Sun: Al Jackson, 8 p.m., $10. Mon: Punk Monday, 9 p.m. Tue: Mundek Clement Stein’s Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m., $5. Wed: comedy open mike, 7:30 p.m. (signups at 7 p.m.). Thu: Nathon Brannon, 8 p.m., $10. 405 S. 8th St., Boise. 941-2459. Neurolux: Fri: Emby Alexander, Storie Grubb, Spiritual Warfare, Danny Blaqk, 8 p.m., $5; Soul Party with DJ Dusty C, 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat: Sneezzbole, Urban Outfielders, Star Warrior, 8 p.m., $5; DJ Just Some Clown,

11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun: Homeshake, Up Is The Down Is The, Electric Coconut, 7 p.m., $8/$10. Wed: Kyle Kinane, Emma Arnold, 7 p.m., $20. Thu: Ne-Hi, Moulder, 7 p.m., $8-$10. 111 N. 11th St., Boise. 343-0886. Ochos: Fri: Salsa dancing with beginner lesson 8:30-9:30 p.m., open dancing 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $8 includes lesson, $5 after 9:30 p.m. 515 W. Idaho St., Boise. 866-2640. The Olympic: Fri: Groggy Bikini, Martian Cult, Michael Gray and The Crow’s Nest, Lyonsdale, 7 p.m., $5. Sat: March to Sirens album release, The Lost Men, Mighty Fang, 7 p.m., $5. Thu: Vandella, Nothing But Heros, Jeremy Lyon (Tumbleweed Wanderers), 7 p.m., $5. 1009 Main St., Boise. 342-0176. O’Michael’s Pub & Grill: Sat: Moody Jews, 8-11 p.m. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. 3428948. Pengilly’s Saloon: Fri-Sat: Old Death Whisper, 8:45 p.m. Mon: open mike with Rebecca Scott and Rob Hill, 8 p.m. Tue: Atlanta Historical Society Fundraiser w/Winewood, 8:45 p.m. Wed: Tylor and The Train Robbers, 8:45 p.m. Thu: Frim Fram Four, 8:45 p.m. 513 W. Main St., Boise. 345-6344.

Blvd., Boise. 343-1871. Shredder: Wed: Thunderchief, Midmourner, 8 p.m., $5. 430 S. 10th St., Boise. 345-4355. Sockeye Grill & Brewery: Fri: Deviant Kin, 7 p.m. Sat: Bourbon Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Tue: Soma, 7 p.m. 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise. 658-1533. Spacebar Arcade: Sat: Third Space Saturday with DJ I.G.A. The Independent Grocer, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Monthly all-vinyl DJ night. 200 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise. 918-0597. Tom Grainey’s: Fri: NoNeed, 10 p.m., $5. Sat: Encore, 10 p.m., $3. 109 S. 6th St., Boise. 345-2505. Tom Grainey’s Basement: Fri: Maksym, 10 p.m. Sat: Audi-

Kyle Kinane is at Neurolux in Boise Wednesday, April 19; Emma Arnold opens. ovisual DJ, 10 p.m. 107 S. 6th St., Boise. 345-2505. Whiskey Jacques: Fri: Andy Frasco and The U.N., 9 p.m., $16/$18. Sat: Diego’s Umbrella, 9 p.m., $8/$10. 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. (208) 726-5297.

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Piper Pub & Grill: Fri: Shon Sanders, 8 p.m. Sat: Doug Cameron, 8 p.m. 150 N. 8th St., Suite 200, Boise. 343-2444. Reef: Fri: Self Smartid, 10 p.m. Sat: Pilot Error, 10 p.m., $7. Wed: Ashley Rose, 8-10 p.m. Thu: Spawnbreezie, Gonzo, 10 p.m., $10/$12. 105 S. 6th St., Boise. 287-9200. Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel: Fri: Harlis Sweetwater Band, 7:30 p.m., $15-$18 online, $20-$23 door. Sat: Smooth Avenue, 7:30 p.m., $13-$18 online, $18-$23 door. Mon: Jon Klein Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., $20-$25 online, $25-$30 door. Wed: Avenue B CD Relase Party, 7:30 p.m., $22-$27 online, $27$32 door. Thu: Rick Derringer, 7:30 p.m., $38-$48 online, $43-$53 door. 2900 W. Chinden



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Rated: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language. Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson. Director: F. Gary Gray. Running time: 136 minutes. Theaters: Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema, Terrace Drive-In.

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Country Club Reel, 4450 Overland Road, 377-2620 Edwards 9 Downtown, 760 Broad St., 338-3821 Edwards 21 & Imax, Overland and Cole, 377-9603, 377-9721 The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 345-0454 Flicks Movie Theatres & Video Shop, 646 Fulton St., 342-4222 Northgate Reel, 6950 W. State St., 377-2620 Overland Park Cinemas, Overland and Cole roads, 377-3072


Majestic 18 Cinemas, 2140 E. Cinema Drive, 888-2228 Village Cinema 15, 3711 E. Longwing Lane, 846-8463


Edwards 12 Cinemas, 1232 N. Galleria Drive, 466-4788 Edwards 14 Cinemas, 2001 N. Cassia St., 442-1655 Nampa Reel 6, 2104 Caldwell Blvd., 377-2620 Northern Lights Cinema Grill, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., No. 1111, 475-2999


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Dwayne Johnson has someone in his sights in “The Fate of the Furious.”

‘Furious’ crew back for more high-octane fun BY KATIE WALSH

Tribune News Service


he films that make up the “Fast and the Furious” franchise — inexplicably on its eighth installment — are reviewproof. There is likely no Rotten Tomatoes score that could affect the box office take. But more than that, the often silly, always outrageous, comfortably formulaic films about fast cars and chosen family have a charm that manages to permeate the crusty exterior of even the most curmudgeonly of critics. Most of us got into

this gig because movies are fun, and the “Fast/ Furious” movies are some of the most fun of all. F. Gary Gray takes his turn behind the wheel directing “The Fate of the Furious,” but directors come and go. It’s the appropriately named star, Vin Diesel, who always remains the same. Diesel plays Dominic Toretto, who has risen from the Los Angeles outlaw street racing scene to a sort of career as a freelance international driver specializing in the extraction, transportation and removal of highly sensitive material. He’s always being pulled out of an idyllic

retirement to do one last job, because, of course, he drives real good. In the “Furious” franchise, Diesel is never the most interesting person on screen, but as a producer, he has a talent for assemblage, surrounding himself with some of our most charismatic performers. Diesel brings out the best in tough girl Michelle Rodriguez, and found an easy groove with the late Paul Walker. He’s collected Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and even Snake Plissken himself (Kurt Russell) along the way, and in “Fate,” he taps no less than two best actress Oscar winners in

Charlize Theron and (no joke) Helen Mirren to come along for the ride. At first it seems as if Gray might be grounding things in a more realistic world, only because he doesn’t open on sky-diving cars, but rather, on an almost quaint street race in Havana featuring cars from the 1950s. It’s a throwback to the good old days, the essence of what made Dom who he is. But that assumption of a grounded realism turns out to be extremely wrong. The last act involves a high-speed chase across a frozen sea, featuring snowmobiles, a tank, a neon orange Lam-

borghini and a nuclear submarine, among other things. Gray doesn’t shy away from some seriously dark material and moments, though that’s balanced by the light-hearted banter that crackles between Johnson and Statham, Gibson and Ludacris, and everyone razzing rookie agent Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood). Tonally, it’s a bit all over the map, but it doesn’t detract from the fun. “Fate of the Furious” doesn’t achieve anything new for the franchise, and even seems to downshift a bit. Gray fails to reach some of the rather operatic heights and flights of vehicular fantasy that directors like Justin Lin and James Wan pulled off. But there are a few exceptional action sequences, some laughs, and a barbecue at the end with a toast to family, so in the end, “Fate” does manage to deliver the “Furious” goods.




Tense, thoughtful ‘Land of Mine’ revisits forgotten episode of WWII BY GARY THOMPSON

Philadelphia Daily News

“Land of Mine” is a fictionalized version of a neglected piece of post-

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After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and Avery’s Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family, or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again... You just never know what you’re going to find.

war history, detailing the often-ruthless practice of using World War II German prisoners to defuse land mines. When the war ended, the Danish coast was infested with hundreds of thousands of explosives, placed on the beaches by Germans to repel what Hitler believed would be a massive Allied invasion. It never came, and in defeat, German prisoners were assigned the deadly job of finding and defusing the bombs. The victors thought this right and proper at the time, and even today you’d probably find widespread agreement with the idea that those who planted the mines should bear the risk of defusing them. As we see in the Dan-

ish-made “Land of Mine,” the man assigned the job of supervising these German prisoners, Sgt. Rasmussen (Roland Moller), certainly holds this view. In an early scene, he stops a POW who’s carrying a purloined flag, a souvenir of the war, and beats the man to a bloody pulp. Later Rasmussen is assigned to supervise a squad of poorly trained prisoners on a remote Danish beach. War has hardened him, and he is initially and authentically uninterested in the appalling mortality rate suffered by the men (the scenes of men prodding for bombs, then delicately disarming them, are unbearably tense). Despite efforts to keep the prisoners at arms’ length, he begins to be-


friend a few. The Germans are glaringly young, just teens, dragged into the war in its desperate final months, and the older Rasmussen gradually succumbs to an obligation to be a father to them. It’s a lonely outpost, just the sergeant and the prisoners and miles of empty beach – a spare and desolate place (beautifully photographed), an isolation that leaves Rasmussen with the latitude to create his own moral order. They are starving, he brings them food. They are exhausted, he gives them a day off. They play soccer. He allows them to devise safer methods of finding ordnance. This causes friction with other allied officers, many of whom are still fighting the war, still eyeing the prisoners as combatants. Here the movie takes the idea of defusing dangerous explosives and makes it symbolic. The United States and its allies

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eventually saw the wisdom of rebuilding defeated nations to avoid a repeat of post-World War I dynamics. Rasmussen becomes a one-man Marshall Plan, sensing that the inhumane treatment of the prisoners risks repeating a cycle of violent humiliation. That made him atypical. Of the 2,000 Germans assigned to defuse bombs on Danish beaches, 1,000 were killed.

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‘Frantz’ is just a faint whisper of a movie BY RAFER GUZMÁN


Francois Ozon’s latest film, “Frantz,” is named for a character we barely see and never really know. He was a young man from Quedlinburg, a small German village, who died while serving in The Great War. One year

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after the war’s end, Frantz’s fiancee, Anna, visits his grave site and is surprised to find fresh flowers there. A stranger has come to town, Anna learns. What’s more, this stranger is French. So begins the plot of “Frantz,” a Hitchcockian identity-mystery that takes place in a warscarred German village.


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Pierre Niney and Paula Beer co-star in “Frantz.”

That backdrop is one of this movie’s most interesting features, and certainly the most topical. The village of Quedlinburg is rife with antiFrench sentiment and



wounded national pride, much of it incited by a local demagogue named Kreuz (Johann von Bulow). By contrast, Frantz’s father, Dr. Hoffmeister (Ernst Stotzner), spreads

blame among the French and German elders alike who sent a young generation to war. “We are fathers who kill their children,” he says. What does this have to

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do with the unwelcome stranger, Aiden (Pierre Niney, of “Yves SaintLaurent”), and griefstricken Anna (German newcomer Paula Beer)? Initially, they seem destined for a forbidden Montague-Capulet romance. Then again, whenever Aiden describes his friendship with Frantz (it seems they spent time in Paris before the war), what we see in flashbacks is decidedly homoerotic. One thing is clear: Aiden’s feelings about Frantz include a great deal of regret and possibly guilt. Although this film’s lead actors are compelling — Beer has a quiet intensity, while Niney makes for a fragile, almost ethereal figure — the story begins to wander after Aiden reveals his secret. In its last act, “Frantz” becomes an almost sudsy drama driven by new characters who arrive far too late for us to really care about them. Shot in black and white with occasional forays into color, “Frantz” seems interested in the nature of secrets, lies, prejudice and the past, but what it says about them is never quite clear.


After the Storm: After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife. Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki and Satomi Kobayashi. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Not rated. 117 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles. EEE Flicks. Beauty and the Beast: An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad. Directed by Bill Condon. PG. Some action violence, peril, frightening images. 129 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. The Belko Experiment: In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. Starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn and Adria Arjona. Directed by Greg McLean. R. Strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, some drug use. 88 minutes. E 1/2 Country Club Reel. The Boss Baby: A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Voices of Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow. Directed by Tom McGrath. PG. Some mild rude humor. 97 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21 (2D, 3D), Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema, Parma Motor-Vu.

CHIPS: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles. Starring Michael Pena, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell. Directed by Dax Shepard. R. Crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence, drug use. 100 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18. A Dog’s Purpose: A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Starring Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad and Bryce Gheisar. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. PG. Thematic elements, some peril. 120 minutes. EE Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell. Directed by David Yates. PG-13. Some fantasy action violence. 133 minutes. EEE Country Club Reel. The Fate of the Furious: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before. Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by F. Gary Gray. PG-13. Prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, language. 136 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema, Terrace Drive-In.

Frantz: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers. Starring Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. Directed by Francois Ozon. PG-13. Adult themes. 113 minutes. In French and German with English subtitles. EE 1/2 Flicks. Get Out: Strange events plague a young African-American man when he meets his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents for the first time. Starring Daniel Kaluuye, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener. Directed by Jordan Peele. R.


Violence, bloody images, language including sexual references. 103 minutes. EEE Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Majestic 18. Ghost in the Shell: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyberenhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek and Takeshi Kitano. Directed by Rupert Sanders. PG-13. Intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content, some disturbing images. 107 minutes. EE Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12 (2D, 3D), Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Gifted: A single man raising his child prodigy niece is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Starring Chris Evans, Mckenna

Movies Grace and Lindsay Duncan. Directed by Marc Webb. PG-13. Thematic elements, language, some suggestive material. 101 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 12, Majestic 18.


Going in Style: Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Directed by Zach Braff. PG-13. Drug content, language, some suggestive material. 96


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Fifty Shades Darker: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie

Dornan and Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by James Foley. R. Strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity, language. 118 minutes. EE Country Club Reel.


The Case for Christ: An investigative journalist and selfproclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian. Starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen and Faye Dunaway. Directed by Jon Gunn. PG. Thematic elements including medical

descriptions of crucifixion, incidental smoking. 112 minutes. Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Village Cinema.






The Great Wall: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. Starring Matt Damon, Tian Jing and Pedro Pascal. Directed by Zhang Yimou. PG-13. Fantasy action violence. 103 minutes. EE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel. Hidden Figures: A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Theodore Melfi. PG. Thematic elements, some language. 126 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. John Wick: Chapter 2: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. Starring Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane and Ruby Rose. Directed by Chad Stahelski. R. Strong violence, language, brief nudity. 122 minutes. EEE Edwards 21, Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Kong: Skull Island: A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. PG-13. Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, brief strong language. 120 minutes. EEE Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. La La Land: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Damien Chazelle. PG-13. Some profanity. 128 minutes. EEEE Country Club Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park.


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“LEGO Batman” is playing at the discount theaters. Land of Mine: In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs is forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Starring Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Laura Bro and Roland Møller. Directed by Martin P. Zandvliet. R. Violence, some grisly images, language. 100 minutes. EEE Flicks. The LEGO Batman Movie: Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. Voices of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Cera. Directed by Chris McKay. PG. Rude humor, some action. 104 minutes. EEEE Edwards 21, Majestic 18, Country Club Reel (2D, 3D), Nampa Reel (2D, 3D), Northern Lights, Northgate Reel (2D, 3D), Overland Park. Life: An international space crew discovers life on Mars. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. R. Strong language, sci-fi violence, terror. 103 minutes. EE Edwards 21. Lion: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Starring Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Garth Davis. PG-13. Thematic material, some sensuality. 120 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northgate Reel.

Logan: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen. Directed by James Mangold. R. Strong brutal violence and language throughout, brief nudity. 137 minutes. EEE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Manchester By the Sea: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan. R. Language, some sexual content. 137 minutes. EEEE Northgate Reel. Moana: A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island, joined by her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui. Voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House. Directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker and Chris Williams. PG. Peril, some scary images, brief thematic elements. 113 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northgate Reel. Monster Trucks: A high school senior discovers a creature who can act as the engine to his monster truck, allowing him to perform superhero feats. Starring Lucas Till, Jane Levy and Rob Lowe. Directed by Chris Wedge. PG. Mild action. 104 minutes. E Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel.

Power Rangers: A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott and RJ Cyler. Directed by Dean Israelite. PG-13. Sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, language, some crude humor. 124 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema, Parma Motor-Vu. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Gareth Edwards. PG-13. Extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action. 133 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. The Shack: A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.” Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine. PG-13. Thematic material including some violence. 132 minutes. EE Edwards 21, Edwards 12, Majestic 18. Sing: A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Taron Egerton. Directed by Garth Jennings. PG. Some rude humor, mild peril. 108 minutes. EE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Smurfs: The Lost Village: A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. Voices of Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Demi Lovato and Julia Roberts. Directed by Kelly Asbury. PG. Some mild action, rude humor. 81 minutes. E 1/2 Edwards 21 (2D, 3D), Edwards 9, Edwards 14 (2D, 3D), Edwards 12 (2D, 3D), Majestic 18, Village Cinema.


Split: After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities, they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others. Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. PG-13. Disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence, some language. 117 minutes. EEE Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park, Terrace Drive-In. T2 Trainspotting: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller. Directed by Danny Boyle. R. Drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, some violence. 117 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21. A United Kingdom: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Tom Felton. Directed by Amma Asante. PG-13. Some language including racial epithets, a scene of sensuality. 111 minutes. EEE 1/2 Flicks. Your Name: Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? Directed by Makoto Shinkai. PG. 106 minutes. Animation in Japanese with English subtitles. EEE Edwards 21. The Zookeeper’s Wife: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl. Directed by Niki Caro. PG-13. Thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity, smoking. 124 minutes. EEE Flicks, Majestic 18.

NEW ON DVD April 11

Hidden Figures Lion Monster Trucks The Bye Bye Man Toni Erdmann Walking With the Enemy Worlds Apart Believe Brimstone

April 18

Split Sleepless The Founder Before the Flood Bigger Fatter Liar Punching Henry Teen Titans: Judas Contact The Duelist

April 25

La La Land Underworld Blood Wars The Daughter Detour Animal Kingdom: The Complete First Season Catfight Mean Dreams The Affair: Season 3 The Girl With All the Gifts The Marine 5: Battleground

May 2

A Dog’s Purpose Rings Gold I Am Not Your Negro The Resurrection of Gavin Stone The Salesman The Comedian The Red Turtle The Age of Shadows — TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

Top DVD rentals Boise

1. Office Christmas Party 2. Patriots Day 3. Passengers 4. Moana 5. Trolls


1. Patriots Day 2. Passengers 3. Moana 4. Trolls 5. Shut In — REDBOX




Removing scratches from CDs BY DON LINDICH

Tribune News Service

Q: I just got a new car. The CD player can not only play CDs, it can import music to the car’s hard drive to create an

onboard music collection. About 20 of my favorite old CDs are scratched pretty badly and it causes skips when playing or importing. Is there any way to remove the scratches?

– J.B., Crafton, Pa.


WORLD’S COOLEST CITY Recently, in Dubai (the largest city in the United Arab Emirates), Dubai Civil Defense started using water jetpacks that lift firefighters off the ground to hover in advantageous positions as they work the hoses. Also, using jet skis, rescuers can avoid traffic altogether by using the city’s rivers to arrive at fires (and, if close enough to a waterway, can pump water without hydrants). Even more spectacularly, as early as this summer, Dubai will authorize already tested one-person, “Jetsons”-type drones for ordinary travel in the city. The Ehang 184 model flies about 30 minutes on an electrical charge, car-

rying up to 220 pounds at about 60 mph. GREAT ART! At what was billed as part of a cancer fundraising event at the AvantGarden in Houston in February, performance artist Michael Clemmons and a partner, working as the act Sonic Rabbit Hole, had the elegant idea that one give the other an enema on stage, but there was a “spraying” accident. Viewers were led to believe the procedure was authentic, but the artists swore later that the sprayed contents were just a protein shake. “What I did is not all that (extreme),” protested Clemmons. “I don’t understand why I’m getting the attention for this.” AWESOME! The Cleveland (Ohio)


A: My favorite disc scratch remover is the CD/DVD SkipDr from Digital Innovations. It comes in a manual version for $19.99 and a motorized version for $39.99. The SkipDR uses

a mildly abrasive spinning wheel and a special fluid to remove scratches and resurface the discs. Just spray fluid on the playing surface of the disc, put it in the SkipDR and turn the crank (manual) or turn

Street Department still had not (at press time) identified the man, but somehow he, dressed as a road worker, had wandered stealthily along Franklin Boulevard during March and removed more than 20 standard “35 mph” speed limit signs – replacing all with officiallooking “25 mph” signs that he presumably financed himself. Residents along those two miles of Franklin have long complained, but the city kept rejecting pleas for a lowered limit.

with fleeing court during a previous case), he once again skipped out. The jury then re-retired to the jury room, found him guilty on the earlier count and sentenced him to the five-year maximum. (Because of time already served, he could have walked away legally if he hadn’t walked away illegally.)

SPECTACULAR ERRORS! In March, jurors in Norfolk, Virginia, found Allen Cochran, 49, not guilty of attempted shoplifting, but he was nowhere to be seen when the verdict was announced. Apparently predicting doom (since he had also been charged

MOST COMPETENT CRIMINAL An astonished woman unnamed in news reports called police in Coleshill, England, in February to report that a car exactly like her silver Ford Kuga was parked at Melbicks garden center – with the very same license plate as hers. Police figured out that a silver Ford Kuga had been stolen nearby in 2016, and to disguise that it was stolen, the thief had looked for an identical, not-stolen Ford Kuga and

Stay Connected it on (motorized.) After two rotations you remove the disc, buff it with the included cloth and the process is complete. I’ve used the SkipDr for years and it has never let me down. The disc turns relatively slowly in relation to how much you turn the crank. Please note the CD/ DVD SkipDR is not compatible with Blu-ray discs, which have a scratchresistant hard coating. If you do manage to scratch a Blu-ray disc, there is a special Blu-ray SkipDR for $40. Submit questions to

then replicated its license plate, allowing the thief to drive the stolen car without suspicion. LATEST HUMAN RIGHTS Convicted murderer Philip Smith (a veteran criminal serving life for killing the father of a boy Smith had been sexually abusing) escaped from prison in New Zealand with the help of a disguise that included a toupee for his bald head – before being caught. Prison officials confiscated the toupee, but Smith said a shiny head behind bars made him feel “belittled, degraded and humiliated” and sued for the right to keep the toupee. (In March, in a rare case in which a litigant succeeds as his own lawyer, Smith prevailed in Auckland’s High Court.)



1. “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran 2. “Humble,” Kendrick Lamar 3. “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars 4. “Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 4. “iSpy,” KYLE, featuring Lil Yachty

Albums 1. “More Life,” Drake 2. “Divide,” Ed Sheeran 3. “Tremaine The Album,” Trey Songz 4. “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars 5. “Beauty and the Beast,” soundtrack

Country singles 1. “Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt 2. “The Fighter” 3. “Dirt on my Boots,” Jon Pardi 4. “In Case You Didn’t Know,” Brett Young 5. “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett, featuring Maren Morris — BILLBOARD.COM

Boise album sales 1. “Emperor of Sand,” Mastodon 2. “Mental Illness,” Aimee Mann 3. “Close Ties,” Rodney Crowell 4. “Triplicate,” Bob Dylan 5. “Hot Thoughts,” Spoon 6. “Divide,” Ed Sheeran 7. “One More For the Road,” Curtis Stigers 8. “Heartworms,” The Shins 9. “Live from the Fox Oakland,” Tedeschi Trucks Band 10. “This is Steve,” Delicate Steve — THE RECORD EXCHANGE


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