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he sixth annual Treefort Music Fest is four months away, but here I am already — sitting at my desk, typing and headbanging to the Meat Puppets’ “Monsters” album. Treefort, which happens March 22-26 in Downtown Boise, revealed its first wave of acts Thursday — 75 total. As usual, the list is an insanely eclectic geyser of bands. Two more waves of acts will be announced in coming months. Peruse the names at 2017-round1. Treefort’s media release highlights talent including Mac DeMarco, The Growlers, The Bouncing Souls, STRFKR, Deafheaven, WHY?, JMSN, The Album Leaf, Rituals of Mine, Open Mike Eagle, Carpenter Brut, Eilen Jewell,

Jonathan Richman, Grouper, Lower Dens — and Meat Puppets. For the jaded, old or both, that ’80s/’90s-era band is a rocking reminder that Treefort is much more than a hipster indie fest. “I feel really strongly about how things are coming,” festival director Eric Gilbert said Wednesday. DeMarco is a major indie name — about as Pitchforkian as you can get — and he’s never been to Boise. “Beach goth” act The Growlers have taken off since their last Idaho visit in 2010. WHY? headlined the first night of the debut Treefort. It almost feels nostalgic to have that group back. DeMarco will bring his quirky songs to the main stage, Gilbert says, but he’ll also play a second gig. That’s one of the trends at next year’s Treefort. More bands will play multiple shows. “We’ve just been trying to continue to expand on that,” Gilbert explains. “There’s a lot of things happening at once. All of the bands want to stay for a couple of days, anyways.” If you’ve attended Treefort, you’re aware that you can’t see everything. And it keeps growing. With all the concerts simul-

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taneously erupting at a zillion venues — plus Filmfort, Hackfort, Storyfort, Alefort and Yogafort — you are constantly missing something cool. Unless, of course, you happen to be fictional TV anchor Robin Higgins, who stars in Treefort’s ridiculous, hilarious new promotional video. She saw virtually all of it last year. “76 shows, nine films, four authors, tried every beer AND did three Bikrams at Yogafort,” she sneers competitively. Along with the first band announcement came a price bump. Five-day general passes are now $165. That price goes up $20 beginning March 1, so do yourself a favor and snag a pass soon. OWEN SWEENEY Invision/AP Online: Quirky Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco will perform at CEILING CRUMBLES AT CONCERT The Brothers Osborne brought down the house — OK, the ceiling — Sunday at the historic Egyptian Theatre. The duo’s concert ended without an encore after debris began falling onto the stage. The Osbornes might be a country band, but they obviously rock too hard for Idaho. Vibrations from the music loosened a weakened area of plaster. “Boise! Had a blast tonight,” the Brothers Osborne wrote on Instagram, where they posted a short video of the incident. “We had an encore worked up for y’all but the house literally started coming down. Can’t wait to come back!” The Egyptian has made repairs. No future events will be affected, according to building management.

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Still, the glitch generated amusing responses online from fans. (Wait, nobody made any quips about the band getting plastered on stage? Or mentioned Parliament’s “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker”?) Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is slated to perform at the Egyptian on Friday. For fun, he should take the stage wearing a hard hat.

weekend for the Wyakin Foundation’s Guardian Ball at the Boise Centre on Saturday. Here’s an idea that’s more strictly local: Spend $15 or so on Volume Seven of the “Idaho Ho Ho” Christmas CD, which is available at Moxie Java or the Record Exchange. Or snag one at the Idaho Ho Ho Benefit Concert on Saturday at Garden City’s Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St. IDAHO HO HO GIFT This year’s compilation inHunting for a Christmas gift cludes 13 Idaho (or Idaho-conwith a local connection? nected) acts including the Emily Track down syndicated carStanton Band, Korby Lenker, toonist Stephan Pastis and get SFM - Steve Fulton Music, The him to sign his Nov. 30 “Pearls Fool Squad, Afrosonics and Before Swine” comic strip. In more. Sales benefit the Idaho case you missed it: The strip had Foodbank. some fun with our infamous Boy-see versus Boy-zee proMichael Deeds: 208-377-6407, nunciation. Pastis is in Boise all @michaeldeeds

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Jug Mountain offers Supper Club; Rupert’s begins winter menu BY JAMES PATRICK KELLY

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Looking forward to heading to the West Central Mountains for some snowy fun? Well, you gotta eat while you’re up there. Check out the weekend Supper Club menus this winter at Jug Mountain Ranch, 13834 Farm to Market Road, near Lake Fork. The Clubhouse Restaurant at Jug, as the locals call it, is the sister establishment to Rupert’s at Hotel McCall. This is the first year that Jug will be offering these a la carte dinners on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations taken from 5 to 8 p.m.) through the end of March, or at least until the snow melts. Chef Jordan Boutry, an Art Institute of Colorado graduate, came to Jug earlier this year from Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch near Stanley. Boutry’s inventive menus exude global flair yet they stay grounded in the Mountain West. “Jordan is getting a good following over there. He’s a talented guy,” Rupert’s executive chef Gary Kucy says. “The restaurant has gained momentum since he started.” On Dec. 16-17, the Supper Club menu features an appetizer of buttermilk-walnut fried chicken with cane syrup ($10). Next up, you can have either tomato bisque or a grilled panzanella salad with winter squash, baby kale, local goat cheese and aged balsamic. (This starter is included in

the price of the entrée.) Choose from entrées such as Montana buffalo meatloaf with smoked tomato ketchup ($22), a Puget Sound Dungeness crab cake ($24) and angel hair pasta with arugula, lemon zest, pancetta and aged Parmesan ($16). The dessert menu on this night includes molten chocolate cake ($6) and a huckleberry milkshake with almond-cranberry biscotti ($6). On Dec. 23-24, the Supper Club menu will start things off with duck confit poppers ($10), followed by a choice of a grilled Caesar salad or caramelized sweet onion soup with grilled prosciutto-wrapped bread cubes and Havarti cheese. Entrées include macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi ($23), chive-ricotta “free form” ravioli ($16) and smoked pork loin and wild boar sausage with cranberryapricot chutney and creamy polenta ($23). Finish the night with appleMarcona almond cobbler ($6) or a cast-iron triple chocolate brownie with ganache and peanut butter ice cream ($6). Reservations are recommended. Call (208) 634-5072. Jug Mountain Ranch will be open daily for Nordic skiing on the resort’s groomed trail system. Stop by the Clubhouse lounge (4 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday) for hot buttered rums, craft beers or a couple of glasses of Idaho wine. Online:

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Chef Gary Kucy of Rupert’s at Hotel McCall has come up with a seasonal menu that draws inspiration from around the globe.

RUPERT’S INTRODUCES WINTER MENU While on the topic of Rupert’s, the fine-dining restaurant at Hotel McCall, 1101 N. Third St., recently introduced its winter menu. Chef Kucy, a 2013 semifinalist for a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award, has once again come up with a seasonal menu that bounces around the atlas. Appetizers include crispy, fried Brussels sprouts ($6.50; with lemon zest, capers and smoke paprika), Korean-style short ribs ($8.50) and grilled flatbread topped with masala-spiced chickpeas and halloumi cheese ($7.50). Diners can select from entrees such as wild game ragu Bolognese ($24.50), Indian-inspired grilled king salmon ($27.50) and pan-roasted duck breast with mushroom risotto and Bartlett pear salsa ($27.50). Or you can go for the smoked Kurobuta pork chop with mashed spuds and hard cider reduction ($27.50).

Wintertime hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bar opens at 4 p.m. for libations and appetizers. Make reservations at or call (208) 634-8108. FREE DRINKS AT DUTCH BROS. If you’re craving caffeine, Dutch Bros. Coffee is creating a buzz you’ll want to know about. The franchise chain will celebrate its newest Meridian location by offering free 16-ounce drinks Friday, Dec. 2, at 37 E. Calderwood Drive from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The drinks include specialty coffee, smoothies, freeze and Blue Rebel (the Dutch Bros. private label energy drink). BUY WILD ALASKAN SEAFOOD NOW Louie’s Wild Alaskan Seafood will be wrapping up its sales operation in Boise on Dec. 3. The seasonal business, in the

old Kmart parking lot at 10577 Fairview Ave. near Five Mile Road, is owned and operated by the Holst family, who spend the better part of the year fishing aboard their 52-foot catcherprocessor, FV New Venture, in Sitka, Alaska. Time is waning if you want to buy some troll-caught, blast frozen seafood that’s sold in vacuum-sealed packages. Plenty of silver salmon and spot prawns remain, but everything else is sold out. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit wildaksea or call (907) 738-2391. GURU DONUTS DECEMBER FLAVORS Guru Donuts, 928 W. Main St., recently installed stylish signs on the historic Idanha building, where it moved earlier this year. The popular doughnut shop is offering a tasty lineup of sweet treats just in time for the holidays. Throughout December, stop by and try The Candy Cane ($1.50; chocolate cake doughnut



glazed with fresh mint and topped with pulverized peppermint candy) and an Egg Nog Crème Brulee ($3), a caramelized sugar raised doughnut filled with egg nog cream. Don’t be a Grinch and grab a few of The Grinch doughnuts ($2; chocolate cake doughnut glazed with white chocolate and matcha green tea powder) for your office mates. Or be selfish and treat yourself to a knotty chocolatecherry cheesecake fritter ($3) pocked with chunks of dark chocolate. To check out the full array of December doughnut flavors, go to Feeling lucky? Those who purchase a gift card

for $25 or more will be entered in a contest to win a holiday gift basket (valued at more than $300) that includes a night’s stay at the Hampton Inn, a Mai Thai gift card, Guru Donuts Tshirts, Evans Brothers Coffee beans and more. The winner will be announced at 5 p.m. Dec. 23 on the website and Facebook page. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Guru Donuts is closed on Dec. 25-26. Michael Deeds contributed to this article. Submit restaurant news and tips to

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and go bold with a 2015 Koenig Reserve Fraser Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) for a dinner involving meat. Another way to go would be to serve through appropriate varietals from the same winery. A fairly new Oregon winery that comes to mind is Fullerton, based in Beaverton but sourcing its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir mainstays from the Willamette Valley area. Their delicious wines come under two labels: Fullerton and Three Otters. Start with either a 2015 Three Otters Rosé ($18) or a 2014 Three Otters Chardonnay ($20) and then pair one of the Fullerton Pinot Noirs with dinner. I suggest the 2014 Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir ($43), which is so smooth, light and fruity it could pair well with most fish and fowl, but especially salmon or duck. I found a number of the Three Otters offerings at the Boise Co-op Wine Shop. Since the goal is for you

to develop that palate and begin to make your own decisions, here are some opportunities to get out there and taste: Sunday: Sip your way through the Annual Wine and Cheese Sale at either location of the Boise Co-op Wine Shop: 915 N. 8th St. in Boise and 2350 N. Eagle Road in Meridian. That includes free wine tastings from noon to 5 p.m. at both locations. The wine shop will be host to nearly a dozen wine brokers. You can sample wines from near and far and make educated purchases for your holiday needs at 15 percent discounts. Any day: Check out the new City Center Wines shop, 574 Main St., Boise, where you can select European and domestic wines. Or visit the new Williamson Winery Tasting Room, 14807 Sunny Slope Road, Caldwell. It’s a very cool and accommodating space located just down the road from The Orchard restau-

rant. Though you ought to taste through their wonderful lineup, I am partial to the Sangiovese and Reserve Petite Sirah they make — two wines that would pair nicely with holiday main courses. The $5 tasting fee is refundable with purchase. Dec. 10: Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry is hosting its first “Bubble Off” — a blind tasting/judging event where guests are the judges. You’ll sample 15 champagnes (likely to include some of The Crossings’ own sparkling offerings) from around the world — including Dom Perignon. It’s $50 per person. Tickets must be purchased before Wednesday at 5 p.m. Call (208) 366-2313 or purchase online at http://www. or Winery. Robert Ehlert: 208-377-6437, @IDS_HelloIdaho



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Reviewed: 11.25.2016 OWYHEE TAVERN Upscale steak and seafood The Owyhee Tavern, the sister restaurant to Tavern at Bown Crossing, recently debuted in the former Gamekeeper space at The Owyhee building. For starters, try the kung pao calamari and freshly shucked Pacific oysters on the half shell. Noteworthy seafood entrées include wild mushroom risotto (with Mexican white shrimp and scallops) and seared-aroundthe-edges ahi tuna with thick ponzu reduction. The menu favors big cuts of USDA Prime grade beef from the Midwest and American Kobe beef from Idaho’s Snake River Farms. Address: 1109 Main St., Boise Phone: (208) 639-0440 Menu price range: appetizers, sides and salads $3-$100; entrées $18-$54. Reviewed: 11.11.2016

BODOVINO RISTORANTE Upscale Italian fare Bodovino has enjoyed much success with its card-activated wine machines since it debuted nearly three years ago in BoDo. Now, wine geeks can have a similar experience at The Village at Meridian. The menu bounces around the map of Italy. Try appetizers such as beef carpaccio, eggplant caponata and a selection of salumi meats. Main courses include Roman-inspired seared lamb chops, linguine with kale and salmon Amalfitano with fragrant citrus butter. Address: 3630 E. Monarch Sky Lane, The Village at Meridian Phone: (208) 887-5369 Menu price range: appetizers, side dishes, salads and sandwiches $6-$14; main courses $11-$23. Reviewed: 10.28.2016


MANFRED’S Beer-friendly pub fare Owners Jason Farber (Archie’s Place food truck) and Jeff May (Bar Gernika) have come up with a concept that is fast and affordable. Sandwiches are the name of the game here. Marry a glass of Woodland Empire brew to the aptly named Beer Sandwich, constructed on Acme Bakeshop bread (made with spent grains from the brewery) with lamb and pork meatloaf, hop cone-brined pickles and stout-spiked mustard. Other sandwiches include the Basqueinspired Solomo (pork loin with roasted red peppers) and a Cubano made with tomatillo pork, prosciutto, mozzarella, pickles and mustard. Address: 1114 W. Front St., Boise Phone: (208) 343-7202 Menu price range: sides, soups and salads $3-$9; sand-

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BARREL 55 Upscale pub fare This new upscale pub concept along Eagle Road in Meridian strives to take its food program to a hyper-local level with a nuanced menu of Northwestinspired dishes. For starters, try the beery cheese fondue (served with roasted Brussels sprouts and bite-size pieces of focaccia bread), jalapeno popper egg rolls and a grilled artichoke with lemon-thyme butter. The restaurant also is a good place to grab a burger and a beer (it maintains a constantly changing list of more than 30 handcrafted brews from around the region). Address: 3004 N. Eagle Road, Meridian Phone: (208) 514-4620 Menu price range: appetizers $4-$14; salads and flatbreads $10-$13; burgers and sandwiches $12-$16.50; and entrées $14-$37. Reviewed: 09.09.2016


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igh kicks, clowns and beautiful music throughout the Treasure Valley will make your season bright. Here’s some of what area theaters, dance companies and music organizations have in store. ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ A Caldwell Fine Arts presents Eugene Ballet’s touring production of the classic. Artistic Director Toni Pimble’s take features a pirate ship, a magical hot-air balloon and carousel. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, Caldwell. $20$30 general, $10-$20 students. Or check out “Nutcracker Jr.,” a one-hour version of the ballet at 1 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, also at Jewett. A Eagle Performing Arts Center’s Idaho Regional Ballet’s performance will feature Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Leta Biasucci and principal dancer Benjamin Griffiths. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Special Events Center, Boise State University. $18 to $40 at IdahoRegional A Ballet Idaho’s fairytale version of the E.T.A. Hoffmann story is filled with breathtaking sets, a magical growing Christmas tree, nearly 100 dancing local children and the Boise

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Celebrate the season with dance, music, theater Philharmonic performing Tchaikovsky’s score. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $38, $43 and $58. Ticketmaster. CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS A Ring in the season with Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus. The Boise

Philharmonic and guest conductor Case Scaglione will lead the orchestra and its Master Chorale for two nights of “Messiah,” with soloists Cecilia Violetta Lopez, soprano; Krysty Swann, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Hill, tenor; and Kyle Albertson, bass. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, St. John’s Cathedral, 775 N. 8th St., Boise. $35 at the door. A Christmas gets brassy with TubaChristmas, the annual tradition that lets tubas, sousaphones and euphoniums take the lead and serenade the Capital Building Rotunda. 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Free. A Maestro James Ogle and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra will combine with Boise State’s choirs for “A Season to Celebrate” with

“T’was the Night Before Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride” and other surprises. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $11 general, $9 senior/student/military, kids are $4 with an adult purchase. 891-2721, A Enjoy “The Hope of Christmas” with the students of Meridian’s

Ambrose School. You’ll hear the voices of more than 300 children from ages 6 to 18 sing a variety of traditional and classical holiday songs. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Morrison Center. $20 and $30. Ticketmaster. A The Millennial Choir and Orchestra of Idaho brings “Good Will Toward Men,” a mix of classical and sacred music, to the Morrison Center. This volunteer community orchestra and chorus of 200 singers range in age from 4 to 60 and older. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. $14 to $34. Ticketmaster. A The Boise Philharmonic and Master Chorale will offer a lively blend of traditional and popular songs of seasonal cheer for its annual “Holiday Pops” concert. This year, enjoy a program created by guest conductor Troy Quinn. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Morrison Center. $22.50-$70.50. 344-7849, A Cathedral of the Rockies celebrates the season with a “Christmas at the Cathedral,” a concert of choirs, handbells, orchestra and more. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Free. A Join the Boise State University Music Department for its annual Family Holiday Concert, a mix of classical and jazz renditions of holiday favorites performed by BSU’s orchestra, bands and choirs. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Morrison Center. BSU students, faculty and


staff receive one free ticket. $10 general, $8 seniors, $2 non-Boise State students and children. Ticketmaster. A Bring your voice and/ or instrument and get your “hallelujahs” on with Serenata Community Orchestra’s “Sing-along, Play-along Messiah.” 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, Summit Church, 10375 W. Overland Road, Boise. To play, register at SummitChurch To listen just show up. Free. A CHORUS OF CHEER The folks in Kuna will offer a holiday celebration with the “Come Together Kuna Community Christmas Concert” featuring a 100-voice choir accompanied by a string quartet and two grand pianos. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, (doors open at 7 p.m.), Kuna Performing Arts Center, 637 E. Deer Flat Road. It’s free but you need to reserve a seat at 850-5784 or Come A The Boise Women’s Chorus will offer a “Holiday Music Passport” with holiday favorites including “A Ceremony of Carols.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 519 S. 9th St., Boise. $15 general, $10 students, $25 for a family of four and VIP seating for one. BrownpaperTickets. A The Capital City Sound Chorus will sing “Holiday Harmonies,” a selection of favorite seasonal tunes at its annual Christmas show and bake sale. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 W. Northview St., Boise.



11D A Take a magical ride on Santa’s sleigh with the Boise Men’s Chorus to “Boys in Toy Land (A Very Boise Holiday)” where you’ll hear a mix of fun, frothy holiday tunes. 7:30 p.m. (social hour begins at 6:30 p.m.), Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. BrownpaperTickets. CONCERTS AND THEATER A Australian fingerstylist Tommy Emmanuel will bring his “Classics & Christmas Tour.” The first half will be Emmanuel playing solo acoustic guitar, the second half is all about Christmas with guests Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick and John Knowles. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $34.50 and $49.50. $40 and $55 day of show. A If you don’t think you believe in Santa, then check out Boise Little Theater’s “Miracle on 34th Street.” Based on the 1947 film, it’s about a little girl who meets a department store Santa who claims to be the real thing. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 2-3, and 9-10; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 10, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. 342-5104, A Stage Coach Theatre has two holiday shows this year: one traditional, the other a racier take. The first is a production of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. FridaysSaturdays, now through


Ballet Idaho’s production of “The Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition in Boise. You can see it at the Morrison Center from Friday, Dec. 16, to Sunday, Dec. 18.

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Boise TubaChristmas takes over the Capitol Rotunda for a free holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Dec. 17; and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. The company goes dark later at night with “7 Santas,” Jeff Goode’s sequel to “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues”: 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $10. 342-2000, A Step back in time with Nampa’s Encore Theatre and its performance of “All

Is Calm — The Christmas Truce of 1914,” an a capella musical exploration of the events that happened on that Christmas Eve during World War I. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, Northwest Nazarene University Little Theatre, 512 Holly St., Nampa. $10. 861-8839,

A See what Boise’s female impersonation troupe has in store for the holidays as LipsInc! performs “We are Santa’s Elves!” 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. $20. Reservations recommended: 368-0405. A Two-time Grammywinning fiddler Mark O’Connor and his band will bring “An Appalachian Christmas,” , a show based on his hit album of the same title. 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 (doors at 6 p.m.), Egyptian Theatre. $35 and $45 in advance, $40 and $50 day of show. A Check out the newest holiday show in the Treasure Valley. “Traditions of Christmas” is a Radio City Music Hall-style show, including a kickline and live animals on stage. 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 16; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18; 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

22, and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $20-$33. 468-5555, A Cirque Dreams “Holidaze” blends dance and circus arts for a dazzling holiday show filled with high wire acts, acrobats and more. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, Morrison Center. $30-$65. Ticketmaster. A Go extreme with the 11th annual “Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza” benefit concert for Interfaith Sanctuary. Produced and hosted by award-winning jazz artist Curtis Stigers, it features many of your favorite local musicians who will rock, croon and make you laugh along the way. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $35-$50 general, $135-$150 reserved. Dana Oland: 208-377-6442, @IDS_DanaOland



10 DAYS OUT Concerts Solitary Band: The Neil Diamond Experience: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $10 general, $15 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 and $20 at the door. Tommy Emmanuel: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Details, page 13. Boise Rock School End of Fall Session Gig: More than 50 bands. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise. $5 suggested donation. 572-5055, Idaho Ho Ho Benefit Concert: Performers include Davey Jones and The Spiders From Bars, Pat Folkner, Michaela French, Emily Stanton Band, SFM – Steve Fulton Music, Leta Neustaedter, The Fool Squad, Ben N Fletcher, Kelly Lynae.




Benefits The Idaho Foodbank. 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $10. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 at the door. Harlis Sweetwater Band: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $18 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $18 and $21 at the door. Jeff Hamilton Trio: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $45. 426-3498,

‘Chelsea Lately’ comedian Caparulo to headline in Boise Dressed in a T-shirt and ballcap, comedian John Caparulo is that appealing, observant joker we’ve all known — a laid-back friend who magically appears on your couch watching TV, eating all your nachos and commenting hilariously about everything. A former regular on TV’s now-defunct “Chelsea Lately,” Caparulo has performed stand-up on “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and his own one-hour special, “Meet Cap,” which was featured on Comedy Central. Caparulo also delivers regular bursts of personable, profane humor through “Caplets,” an online

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Come Together Kuna Community Choir Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Kuna Performing Arts Center, 637 E. Deer Flat Road. Free, but tickets required to reserve a seat. 850-5784,

Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $17. TicketWeb. $20 at the door.

Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $20 and $30. Ticketmaster.

Kool Keith: With Kosha Dillz, Leafraker, GurILLa Glue, DJ Gladwell. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5,

The Ambrose School’s “The Hope of Christmas”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Morrison Center, 2201

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Eagle High School auditorium., 574 N. Park Lane. $10 general, $8 students and seniors, $5 Eagle High students/staff. 870-7183. Korby Lenker: 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Sun Valley Opera House, 1 Sun Valley Road. $30-$60 general, $20-$50 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $18-$30 students. (208) 726-9494, Boise Women’s Chorus Holiday Music Passport: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, Esther Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $15 general, $10 students and seniors; $25 family package. Brown Paper Tickets. Family Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $10 general, $8 seniors, $2 non-Boise State students and children. Ticketmaster. Boise State students, faculty, staff and alumni can get a free ticket at the Morrison Center Ticket Office only. Gerry and the Dreambenders: Fundraiser for Toys for Tots. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise.

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St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 W. Northview St., Boise. $7 at the door, free for children 10 and younger. Authentic Imitation: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $10 general, $15 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 and $20 at the door. Korby Lenker: 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb. $15 at the door. Mark O’Connor — An Appalachian Christmas: 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $35 and $45. Kyle Gass Band: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Free tickets by listening to KQXR 100.3 The X.

Comedy John Caparulo: 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 9-10, and 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. Details, page 12. Jim Gaffigan: 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $39.75 and $59.75. Ticketmaster.

Classical Boise Philharmonic’s Handel’s Messiah: 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, St. John’s Cathedral, 775 N. 8th St., Boise. $30 advance, $35 at the door. 344-7849, Meridian Symphony Orchestra: “A Season to Celebrate” featuring holiday favorites including “Adeste Fidelis,” “T’was the Night Before Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride.” Special

guests Boise State University choirs. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $11 general, $9 senior/student/military, $4 children (with adult purchase). 891-2721,

p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Emmett Church of the Nazarene, 1144 N. Washington Ave. Bring canned food donations for the Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition.

10 Days Out Boise Contemporary Theater’s “A Nighttime Survival Guide”: 8 p.m. WednesdaysSaturdays, Dec. 2-17; 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 10 and 17, 854


Fulton St. Details, page 13. Music Theater of Idaho’s “Mary Poppins”: 7:30 p.m. Dec.

Boise Philharmonic: Holiday Pops. 344-7849, A Dec. 9: 8 p.m., Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. $22.50-$45. A Dec. 10: 8 p.m., Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $24.50-$70.50.

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Emmanuel set to ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ in concert holiday sets of the year. Drawing from his new “Christmas Memories” album, Emmanuel will be joined on stage by charismatic jazz singer Annie Sellick, fellow Certified Guitar Player John Knowles and guitarist-harmonic player Pat Bergeson. Be prepared to “Jingle Bell Rock.” — MICHAEL DEEDS

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $34.50 and $49.50 at ICTickets. $40 and $55 day of show.

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This time of year, it’s easy to get buried by a blizzard of holiday entertainment. Poke your head out of the snow long enough to appreciate twice-Grammy-nominated acoustic guitar master Tommy Emmanuel. Fingerstyle fans will geek out on the first half of the Australian’s “Classics and Christmas Tour,” as he showcases the technical and melodic prowess that’s made him a worldwide success. The evening’s second half promises to be one of the best

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“All Is Calm — The Christmas Truce of 1914”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 16-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Northwest Nazarene University Little Theatre, 512 Holly St., Nampa. $10. 861-8839,

The Nutcracker Ballet: 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. $20-$30 general, $10-$20 students. 459-5275, A Clara’s Tea Party, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Langroise Center. Redcarpet entrance, treats, crafts and visits by the dancers. $6.

“We are Santa’s Elves!”: Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. $20. Reservations recommended: 368-0405.

Ongoing Boise Little Theater’s “Miracle on 34th Street”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 2-3 and 9-10; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 10, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. 342-5104, Stage Coach Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. FridaysSaturdays, through Dec. 17; 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 4 and 11, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. 342-2000, Stage Coach Theatre’s “Seven Santas”: 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Dec. 10, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $10. 342-2000,

Closing “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical”: 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $50-$80. Ticketmaster.

8 p.m. Dec. 2, Generations Plaza, Main Street and E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Free.


Nutcracker Jr.: 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 7, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho campus, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. $10-$15 general, $6-$10 students. 459-5275, A Clara’s Tea Party, 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Langroise Center. Red-carpet entrance, treats, crafts and visits by the dancers. $6.

Social Treasure Valley Singles Western dance: Live bands. Singles and couples older than 21 welcome. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Eagles Lodge, 118 11th Ave. N., Nampa. $6 members, $7 nonmembers. 887-8870,

Things To Do Tree Lightings Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting: Line up at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Marsing High School football field, 209 8th Ave. W. Parade begins at dark and ends at Island Park for the community tree lighting. Free. Christmas Spirit and Lighting Ceremony: Light


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Star Tree Lighting: Santa Claus, cookies and cocoa, Christmas carols, and Gingerbread House Contest. 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Star City Hall, 10769 W. State St. Free. Idaho City Christmas Celebration: Free pictures with Santa, breakfast with Mrs. Claus (8 a.m.), Christmas bazaar and flea market, tree lighting ceremony with Santa’s arrival at 5 p.m., hay wagon rides, classic movies screenings, caroling, ugly sweater contests, more. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, Idaho City. (208) 392-4159, Free.


Shop for gifts, decor at Boise Christmas Show Getting ready for the holidays? The annual Boise Christmas Show is here to help with more than 300 vendors that will offer loads of decorating ideas, a wide variety of gift items, entertainment, hands-on crafts, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. You also can help Make-a-Wish Idaho by dropping your “Letters to Santa” in the Macy’s mail-

show, tree lighting (6 p.m.), pictures with Santa, magician, carolers, readers theatre performance of “A Christmas Carol,” food and drinks available for purchase. 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676

box. For each letter, the company will donate $1 to help wishes come true for Idaho kids with illnesses. — DANA OLAND

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 general, $4 seniors, free for children 12 and younger.

S.W. 6th Ave., Ontario. (541) 889-8191. Free. Meridian Winter Lights Parade and Tree Lighting: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Meridian Mayor

Tammy de Weerd will light the tree between 7 and 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. Also, hot chocolate stations and free outdoor showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 6 p.m. prior to the parade. 6:30 to

Garden City Tree Lighting: Garden City Mayor John Evans will do the honors. Music by Capital Singers. 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Garden City City Hall, 6015 N. Glenwood St. Cookies and hot apple cider. Free. Interfaith Sanctuary Tree Lighting: Music by Interfaith Sanctuary’s newly formed choir, local musicians Belinda Bowler with the Anser Charter School 2nd and 3rd grade choir and Chad and Vashti Summervill and their youth choir. 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, 1620 W. River St., Boise. Bring an ornament for the tree. Free. Country Christmas: Christmas market, tree lighting (5:37 p.m.), music, free carriage rides, opportunity to pet a reindeer. Across the street, kids activity tent (1 to 5 p.m.) with Santa (3 to 5 p.m.). And at


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Creekside Fellowship Church (350 E. State St.), Reindeer Ramble fun run (4:15 p.m., $19) and cookie and cocoa tasting (1 to 6 p.m.). Drop-off barrels for gently used coats, gloves or hats for the Coats 4 Kids drive. 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 489-8763. Free.



A Meridian will launch the holidays with a blockbuster night of lights and family fun on Friday, Dec. 2. The evening kicks off with showings of the classic holiday cartoon “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Generations Plaza, Idaho Avenue and Main Street, at 5:30 and 6 p.m. (There is an additional third showing after the tree lighting.) Then at 6:30 p.m., the annual “Winter Lights Parade” rolls through town from Storey Park down Main Street then back to the plaza. You’ll see dazzling lighted floats, dance teams, marching bands and more. Then stick around as Santa, Buddy the Elf and Jovie light the city’s Christmas tree with fireworks to follow. Free. A Welcome the holidays in historic Idaho City from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday,

Winter Wonderland: Wagon rides, bunny hill, farm animals, tubing hill, bonfires, nativity scene, more. 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2-31, Twin Oaks Farm, 3250 N. Eagle Road, Eagle. $12 admission, $15 for tubing hill. 939-6373, The Village Holiday Events: The Village at Meridian, 3597 E. Monarch Sky Lane. A Photos with Santa, noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24. A Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, Backstage Bistro. A Storytime with Santa’s Helpers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 21. Winter Garden aGlow: Display of more than 300,000 sparkling lights with special visits from Santa and his reindeer Prancer, the Holiday Express (G-scale model train), local choirs, hot drinks and cookies. 6 to 9:30 p.m. daily (last admission at 8:45 p.m.), through Jan. 1, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $8 general, $4 children 5-12 and garden members, free for ages 4 and younger. Admission is $2 more Fridays-Saturdays. 343-8649, Boise Farmers Market Indoor Winter Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, BoDo, 8th and Fulton streets, Boise. Capital City Public Holiday Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, 8th Street — Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499,



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Claus ‘N’ Paws: Photo opportunities with Santa, holiday crafts, face painting, animal residents receiving their holiday gifts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 (last admission at 4:30 p.m.), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. 608-7760. Free. Meridian Children’s Winterland Festival: Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, toy building, games, more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Meridian Boys and Girls Club, 911 N. Meridian Road. Admission is a cash or canned food donation to the Meridian Food Bank. 489-0538,

Guardian Ball: Black tie event with a Warrior induction ceremony, live auction, dinner, music by Frim Fram Four, and award-winning cartoonists drawing personalized cartoons for the crowd. Benefit for the Wyakin Foundation. 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $75. Breakfast with Santa: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4, Quail Hollow Golf Course, 4520 N. 36th St., Boise. $15 general, $7 children 12 and younger. No reservations required. 344-7807.

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Dec. 3, with caroling, a holiday crafts bazaar, wagon rides, an ugly sweater contest, holiday movies at the library and free photos with Santa at the visitors center, 100 Main St., Idaho City. Then join Santa as he lights the city’s Christmas tree on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Free. A Kuna will light its Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Bernie Fisher Park, 201 W.

Main St., Kuna, with the Kuna High School Jazz Band and hot chocolate. Catch the Night Light Parade through downtown at 6 p.m. A Help bring in the holiday spirit in Star as Santa lights the city’s tree at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, with cookies and carols at Star City Hall, 10769 W. State St. Free. A Mountain Home will light up a forest of 45 trees

in Carl Miller Park at North 10th Street East and American Legion Boulevard on Saturday, Dec. 3. It all starts with the “Christmas in Whoville” parade that winds through town at 6:30 p.m. and ends at the park. (Whoville costumes are encouraged.) You’ll find Santa and Mrs. Claus, choirs, fire pits and fireworks at the tree-lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. MountainHomeChamber .com. Free.


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music by the Silver Brass, food available from Sweet Pitkin’s, free guided tours. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Register for guided tours at Free.

Caldwell Model Railroad Club Holiday Open House: Expanded model railroad layout with special holiday trains for kids, a scavenger hunt, children’s activities, drinks and snacks. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, Caldwell Model Railroad Club and Historical Society, 809 Dearborn St. 870-3632. Free. Treasure Valley Night Light Parade “Christmas Around the World”: Also, visit with Santa from 3 to 5 p.m. at the fire station. 6 p.m. Dec. 3,

Holiday Lights Trolley Tours: One-hour open air ride on the vintage-decorated Molly Trolley. 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Dec. 5-7, 9-11, 13-16, 18, 20-23, 26, Evergreen Business Mall Cole and Ustick roads. Boise (times and dates may vary). $18 general, $10 children 3-12, $5 for ages 2 and younger. 433-0849, Holiday Open House: Toy soldier characters, train displays, free face painting,


Christmas at the Library: Performances by The Encore Carolers, Harvey Phillips Merry Tuba Christmas; Christmas crafts; refreshments; Santa and Mrs. Claus; ornamentmaking workshop. 11 a.m. Dec. 10, Nampa Public Library, 215

Bubble Off: Blind tasting/ judging event of 15 champagnes where the guests are the judges. 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Crossings Winery, 1289 W. Madison Ave., Glenns Ferry. Reservations: 366-2313, Tickets must be purchased before 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Scandinavian St. Lucia/ Christmas Festival: Potluck at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own tableware and a main dish and side dish/dessert to share. Music by the ScandiBand. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Boise Seniors Activities Center, 690 Robbins Road. 939-4763. Free.

Specialty Shows Boise Christmas Show: More than 300 vendors, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Details, page 15.

Other Events Live Nativity: Petting zoo and Clyde the camel, musical entertainment, crafts, puppet show, hot drinks and soup. Collections of non-perishable food for The Idaho Foodbank. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Eagle Seventh-day Adventist Church, 538 W. State St. Free. Live Nativity: With musical entertainment. 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day




‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Nampa Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Yes, everyone’s favorite nanny will fly high at center stage for the Music Theatre of Idaho production of “Mary Poppins.” The frothy, fun musical is based on the classic film and will play four performances at the Nampa Civic Center. Join Mary, Bert, Jane and Michael and the rest of the crew for a musical adventure through chalk pavement pictures, tea parties on the ceiling, kite flying and some of the best tunes in the musical theater canon. — DANA OLAND

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, to Friday, Dec. 9; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $26. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 junior, in advance. All tickets are $25 at the door. 468-2385,

Saints, 8620 Goddard St., Boise. Free. Repeal Prohibition Day: Music

by the Dan Costello Band and floor show by Frankly Burlesque. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Juniper, 211 N. 8th St., Boise. $10 bar

seating, $15 table seating. Brown Paper Tickets.

Spectator Sports Idaho Steelheads hockey vs. Alaska Aces: 7:10 p.m. Dec. 2-3, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $18-$35. 331-8497, Boise State Broncos men’s basketball vs. Portland: 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $10-$20 general, $9-$19 seniors, $8-$18 juniors. 426-4737,

Art Art Source Gallery: Work of ceramic artist Jerry Hendershot. Through December. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1015 Main St., Boise. 331-3374,

Art Zone 208: First Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 with food, beverages, music by Rick “Spudman” Moore, featured artist Zella Bardsley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 3113 N. Cole Road, Boise. 322-9464, Boise State Public Radio: Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance presents “Celebrating Private Idaho.” Through Dec. 2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 220 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. 3457258, BSU Visual Arts Center: A “Square States and Moonscapes,” new paintings by Patrick Kikut. Through Dec. 5 in Gallery 1. A Fall 2016 BFA Exhibition. Through Dec. 5 in Gallery 2. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Gallery 1: Liberal Arts Building, Room

10 Days Out 170, 1874 University Drive. Gallery 2: Hemingway Western Studies Center, Room 110, 1819 University Drive. 426-3994, Crossings Winery: Jerry Kencke’s show, “It’s What I do…Photography,” December through Jan. 16, 2017. 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, Nampa Public Library: Water/ Ways Smithsonian traveling exhibit features local waterrelated information. Through Dec. 3. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 215 12th Ave. S. 468-5807. Saint Alphonsus Regional


Medical Center: Watercolor by Breesha Rath and acrylic on canvas by Rich Summers. Through December. Enter at S2 and the artist wall is past the coffee shop. 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise. Stewart Gallery: “Paramnesia,” solo exhibition by Stephanie Wilde. Through Jan. 1. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. 2230 W. Main St., Boise. 433-0593, Sun Valley Center for the Arts: Big Idea Project and Exhibition, “Idaho Stories.” Through Jan. 6. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 191 5th St. E., Ketchum. (208) 726-9491, ext. 10; Touchmark Meadow Lake Village: Fall Art Show featuring works by Cherry Woodbury, Barbara Williams, Tim Murphy, Cindy Gillett and others.

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rary Ceramics: Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection.” Through March 19, 2017. A “Tall Tales: Narratives from the Permanent Collection.” Through April 9, 2017. 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,

Attractions Boise Depot: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Closed on state holidays. 2603 W. Eastover Terrace, Boise. 608-7644, Free. Discovery Center of Idaho: “Matter Splatter,” daily

demonstrations developed by Boise State University Material Sciences and Engineering students, field trips and themed birthday parties. Through May 22, 2017. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 131 Myrtle St., Boise. $10 general, $8 veterans and active duty military, $7 special Sunday pricing. Free for ages 2 and younger. 343-9895,

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Boise Contemporary Theater is bringing back its original play, written by BCT producing artistic director Matthew Cameron Clark and artistic associate Dwayne Blackaller. It’s the first time the company has revisited one of its productions. “Nighttime” is a family fable about the friendship between a boy in Arco, Idaho (Blackaller), and a girl in Japan (Carie Kawa) who become pen pals and help each other deal with their fears. It’s told with the help of giant, whimsical puppets created by Michael Baltzell, based on artist Bill Carman’s designs, and

brought to life by master puppeteer Jodi Eichelberger and his team. — DANA OLAND

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 (opening), Saturday, Dec. 3, and Wednesdays to Saturdays through Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, 854 Fulton St. $34 FridaysSaturdays, $25 Wednesdays-Thursdays, $20 matinees, $16 students any show. 331-9224, Ext. 205; VIDEO

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PLAN AHEAD December Ramen Pop-Up! 3 is a Magic Number: Appetizers, ramen, dessert and three craft ales. 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 (two seatings), Woodland Empire Ale Craft, 1114 W. Front St., Boise. $30. event Old Dominion: 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $20 general ($25 door), $45 VIP. Ticketfly. Opening: Steve Moakler. Emily Stanton: 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. $15 general, $12 students. (541) 889-8191. Traditions of Christmas: Radio

700 W. Main St., Boise. $22. $27 at the door.

City Music Hall style show. 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16; 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17; 3 p.m. Dec. 18; 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22; 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $20-$33. 468-5555, Red Fang: 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $17. TicketWeb. $20 at the door. Opening: Torche, Whores. Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas: Starring Michelle Berting Brett. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1002 Sam Nixon Ave., Pocatello. $22 and $26. (208) 282-3595, MarchFourth CD Release: 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Egyptian Theatre,

Boise Men’s Chorus “Boys in Toyland (A Very Boise Holiday)”: Social hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16-17, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $25 VIP or family. Ballet Idaho’s “The Nutcracker”: 8 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17; noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $38, $43 and $58. Ticketmaster. Blistered Earth: 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $10. TicketWeb. $12 day of show. Boise Contemporary Theater’s Children’s Reading Series “Stubby Cringle’s Christmas + A Child’s Christmas in Wales”: 2 p.m. Dec. 18 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 854 Fulton St. $12 general, $8 children. 331-9224, Ext. 205; Cirque Dreams “Holidaze”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $30-$65. Ticketmaster.

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl FCA Breakfast: Keynote speaker Tom Osborne, former coach of University of Nebraska. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $37.50. 697-1051, Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza: Holiday variety show hosted by Curtis Stigers and featuring local musicians, dancers, comedians and community leaders. Benefits Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $35-$50 general, $135-$150 reserved. curtis


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Q Morrow, Clay Moore w/ Emily Braden: Q and Clay will present two sets of intimate solo guitar music playing jazz, blues, Latin, and original music joined by guest vocalist Emily Braden. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Cinder Wines, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. $15. Brown Paper Tickets. $18 at the door.

Idaho Potato Drop: Debuting the all-new, high-tech internally lit GlowTato with fireworks, rail jam event, music by Jeff Crosby and The Refugees, and other bands/entertainment. Kicks off with the Summerwind Skippers on the main stage at 1 p.m. Dec. 31, Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. idahopotato Wahooz New Year’s Eve Party: Unlimited Twister, Frog Hopper, bumper cars, laser maze, XD Dark Ride, laser tag, mini golf, gocarts, more, plus a $5 game card and a midnight countdown party. 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian. $19.99 per person. 898-0900, A Wahooz “Noon Year’s Eve Party,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 31. With all the same activities as that night’s event, but only $18.99 per person. New Year’s Eve Party w/The Fabulous Chancellors: Buffet dinner (6 to 8 p.m.), champagne toast, party favors. 6 p.m. Dec. 31, Grand Ballroom, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Room packages start at $179 plus tax. 343-1871. New Year’s Eve Celebration w/Steve Eaton and Friends: Plated dinner, champagne toast, party favors. 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Room packages start at $199 plus tax. 343-1871. Mad Hatter New Year’s Eve Party: Theme appetizer buffet, party favors, best hat contest, dancing, more. 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, Helina Marie’s Wine Bar and Boutique, 11053 W. State St., Star. $20. 286-7960, starwine Reckless Kelly: New Year’s Eve party with Micky and The Motorcars, The Braun Brothers. 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $29.50 general ($35 door), $79.50 VIP. Ticketfly. New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash: Free champagne from 9 to 10 p.m., photo booth, music by DJ Lady Sinclair, champagne toast. Benefit for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. 9 p.m. Dec. 31, River


Run Lodge, 500 Serenade Lane, Ketchum. $100 per person. (208) 726-9491, Pinz Countdown Party: Cosmic bowling, appetizer and dessert buffet (9:30 to 10:30 p.m.), $5 game card and a midnight countdown party. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31, Pinz Bowling Center at Wahooz, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian. $45 general, $27 children 12 and younger, through Dec. 30; $5 more at the door if available. Z Lounge $5 more per person (all ages). 898-0900,

January 2017 1964: The Tribute: 8 p.m. Jan. 7, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $33.50-$38.50. TicketWeb. $35-$40 day of show. Taylor Hicks: 7 p.m. Jan. 14, John Brandt Performing Arts Theater, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $40-$48. 468-5500, “ONCE”: Musical based on the Academy Award-winning film that tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. 8 p.m. Jan. 20; 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 21, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $37.50-$60. Ticketmaster. “Menopause The Musical”: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Jan 22, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $41, $45, $59. 468-5555, Brett Dennen: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Sun Valley Opera House, 1 Sun Valley Road. $35-$65 general, $25-$55 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members. (208) 726-9494, On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 Bodytraffic: 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $30 and $40. Ticketmaster. McCall Winter Carnival: Snow sculptures, Torchlight and Mardi Gras parades, music, daily events spanning everything from comedy shows to art auctions, snowbike races to the Monster Dog Pull and more. Jan. 27 through Feb. 5, McCall. mccall

Martin Sexton: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2

February 2017 Judy Collins: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $49.50 and $59.50. Ticketmaster. The Irish Rovers: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $30, $40 and $50. Ticketmaster. Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival: Evening concerts concluding a day of student performances, hands-on clinics and professional workshops. Feb. 23-25, University of Idaho, 709 S. Deakin St., Moscow. Series tickets available. 885-5900, jazzfest. Individual concert tickets on sale Dec. 5.

March 2017 Black Tiger Sex Machine: 8 p.m. March 4, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15 first 100 tickets sold, $18 after. TicketWeb. $20 day of show. Opening: Dabin, Kai Wachi. On sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 Panic! At The Disco: 7 p.m. March 19, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $27.50$47.50. Ticketmaster. Eric Church: 8 p.m. March 24, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $24-$89. Ticketmaster.

April 2017 Brian Wilson: 8 p.m. April 6, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $55, $73 and $125. Ticketmaster. Johnny Mathis: 7:30 p.m. April 27, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $55-$150. Ticketmaster.

May 2017 Brian Regan: 8 p.m. May 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $52.50. Ticketmaster. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: 7:30 p.m. May 25, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $67.50 and $117.50. Ticketmaster.


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BARS AND RESTAURANTS DEC. 2-8 Angell’s Bar and Grill Renato: Fri-Sat: Michael Laky, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 999 W. Main St., Boise. 342-4900. Balcony Club: Thu: Salsa dancing, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5, includes lessons at 8 p.m. 150 N. 8th St., Boise. 336-1313. Bar 365, Riverside Hotel: Fri: Derek Schaible and Ashley Rose, 5-8 p.m. Sat: David Moss, 5-7:30 p.m. Sun: Clay Moore, 5-7 p.m. Mon: Pamela DeMarche, 5-8 p.m. Tue: Jim Lewis, 5-8 p.m. Wed: Steve Eaton, 5-8 p.m. Thu: Spencer Batt, 5-8 p.m. 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. 343-1871. Boise Co-op: Fri: James Orr, 4:30-7:30 p.m. 888 W. Front St. 472-4500. Boise Co-op (The Village): Fri: Two Birds on a Wire, 3-6 p.m. 2350 N. Eagle Road, Meridian. 809-2200. 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: Fri: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Quinn Van Paepeghem Trio w/Nicole Christensen, 8-11 p.m. Sat: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Clay Moore Trio w/Amy Rose, 8-11 p.m. Sun: The Sidemen, 6-9 p.m. Mon: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chuck Smith and Amy Rose, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tue: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chuck Smith Trio, 8-11 p.m. Wed: Mike Rosenthal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chuck Smith Trio, 8-11 p.m. Thu: Chuck Smith, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ben Burdick Trio w/Amy Rose, 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. Crowbar: Fri: Something Spicy, 10 p.m. Sat: Starfire and Kaminanda, 10 p.m. Wed: Pitch Witches, 10 p.m. 107 S. 6th St., Boise. 345-2505.

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Michael Deeds recommends American Hitmen: Saturday, Hannah’s. Led by former Marines, this Salt Lake City-based outfit rocked Season Eight of “America’s Got Talent.” The Boise show benefits Toys for Tots. Harlis Sweetwater Band: Saturday, Sapphire Room. Fueled by hard-charging blues-rock and soul, this straightforward band aims for gritty, high-energy shows. Kool Keith: Monday, Neurolux. Graphic sexual lyrics? Yep. But this influential, multiplepersonality-driven rapper is too strange to be considered offensive. Mostly. ......................................................

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, Wed: Rocci Johnson Band, 9:30 p.m.-close. Sat: American Hitmen, followed by Rocci Johnson Band, 8:30 p.m., $5 suggested, all proceeds benefit local USMC’s Toys for Tots. Thu: DJ Ankid, 9:30 p.m.close. 621 Main St., Boise. 3457557. High Note Cafe: Fri: Whitaker and Oliver, 7 p.m. Sat: Show and Tell Open Mike, 7 p.m. Mon: Poetics Boise, 6 p.m. Tue: Mia Edsall, 7 p.m. 225 N. 5th St., Boise. 429-1911. Highlands Hollow Brewhouse: Wed: Speedy Gray, 6-9 p.m. 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise. 343-6820. Knitting Factory: Fri: Spirit of

Hip-Hop w/The Earthlings, Illest Lyricists, Freedom Renegades, Corvette Dance Crew, others, 8 p.m., $6. Sat: Emily Stanton Band, Silverbridge, Zack Quintana, 8 p.m., $6. 416 S. 9th St., Boise. 367-1212. Liquid: Fri-Sat: Andrew Sleighter, 8 and 10 p.m., $12. Sun: Andrew Sleighter, 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: Comedy Showcase Extravaganza, 8 p.m., $5. 405 S. 8th St., Boise. 941-2459. Neurolux: Fri: DJ GoodCleanFun, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon: Kool Keith, Kosha Dillz, Leafraker, GurILLa Glue, DJ Gladwell, 7:30 p.m., $17/$20. Tue: The Co Founder, Love-Lace, Stepbrothers, 7 p.m., $5. 111 N. 11th St., Boise. 343-0886.


Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel: Fri: Solitary Band: The Neil Diamond Experience, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15 online, $15-$20 door. Sat: Harlis Sweetwater Band, 7:30 p.m. $15-$18 online, $18-$21 door. Sun: Jeff Hamilton Trio, 7 p.m., $45. 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. 343-1871. Sockeye Grill & Brewery: Fri: Steep Creek, 7-9:30 p.m. Tue: Soul Serene, 7-9:30 p.m. 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise. 658-1533. Sofia’s Greek Bistro: Wed: Ken Harris and Carmel Crock, 6-9 p.m. 6748 N. Glenwood St., Boise. 853-0844.

Rock band the American Hitmen will raise money for local kids Saturday at Hannah’s. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.

Tom Grainey’s: Fri: Soul Serene, 10 p.m. Sat: Jupiter Holiday Seth Show, 10 p.m. Tue: Blind Mice, 10 p.m. Wed: 6th Street Shuffle, 10 p.m. 109 S. 6th St., Boise. 345-2505.

Whiskey Jacques: Sat: McKenna Faith, 9 p.m., $8/$10. 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. (208) 7265297. WilliB’s: Fri: Blaze and Kelly, 7 p.m. Tue: all ages open mike, 7

Orphan Annie’s Bar & Grill: Fri: Jeannie Marie, 7-11 p.m. Sat: Rod Dyer, 7-11 p.m. 801 Everett St., Caldwell. 455-2660.

p.m. 12505 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. 331-5666. Submit listings to Deadline is noon Monday before Friday publication.


The Olympic: Fri: Up is the Down is the, Aged Ex-Champion, Chief Broom, 7 p.m., $5. 1009 Main St., Boise. 342-0176. O’Michael’s Pub & Grill: Sat: Hoochie Coochie Men, 8-11 p.m. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. 342-8948.


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Payette Brewing Co.: Sat: Soul Serene, 6-9 p.m. 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise. 344-0011. Pengilly’s Saloon: Fri: Bill Coffey, 8:45 p.m. Sat: Bread and Circus, 8:45 p.m. Mon: open mike with Rebecca Scott and Rob Hill, 8 p.m. Tue: The Ringtones, 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. The Ranch Club: Wed: DJ Bonz, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3544 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. 378-7363. Reef: Fri: Gigglebomb, 10 p.m. Sat: Pilot Error, 10 p.m., $5. Wed: Chino XL, Z-Man, DJ True Justice, Vocab Slick, 8 p.m., $10.


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Top movies (Last weekend’s gross/total take in millions.) 1. “Moana,” ($56.6/$82.1) 2. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” ($45.1/$156.0) 3. “Doctor Strange,” ($13.7/ $205.8) 4. “Allied,” ($12.7/$17.7) 5. “Arrival,” ($11.5/$62.6) 6. “Trolls,” ($10.6/$135.4) 7. “Bad Santa 2,” ($6.2/$9.1) 8. “Almost Christmas,” ($5.7/ $34.7) 9. “Hacksaw Ridge,” ($5.5/$52.2) 10. “The Edge of Seventeen,” ($3.0/$10.3)

Fox Searchlight

Caspar Phillipson portrays John F. Kennedy and Natalie Portman is Jackie in a scene from “Jackie.” opening Dec. 21.

Theater guide Boise

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

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Felicity Jones is Jyn Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” opening Dec. 16.

Here come the 2016 holiday films


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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Hollywood likes to save its best films for last, in order to take advantage of holiday moviegoing crowds and be fresh in the minds of Academy voters when they start submitting their Oscar ballots in January. Here’s a list of the movies heading into theaters between now and the end of 2016 (along with a few January stragglers). DEC. 2 “Manchester by the

Sea”: The third — and best — movie from writerdirector Kenneth Lonergan (“You Can Count On Me,” “Margaret”) stars Casey Affleck as a handyman who becomes the legal guardian of his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges). DEC. 9 “Miss Sloane”: Jessica Chastain stars as a crackerjack political lobbyist trying to make a difference on Capitol Hill. “Office Christmas Party”: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon and Olivia

Munn are among the revelers at an office holiday celebration that gets way out of control. DEC. 16 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) directs this prequel to “A New Hope” about a band of resistance fighters (including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker) who risk their lives to steal the plans for an under-construction Death Star. “La La Land”: Get ready to be very happy.

Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s song-anddance musical about two aspiring artists (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) who fall in love lives up to the hype. “The Space Between Us”: Asa Butterfield is the first human being born on Mars who comes to visit Earth for the first time. “Collateral Beauty”: Will Smith stars as a man whose life is upended by tragedy. Edward Norton, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren are among the people who help him try to regain his footing. DEC. 21 “Assassin’s Creed”: Michael Fassbender stars in this adaptation of the hit video game as a man genetically linked to a member of a secret society of killers in 15th-century Spain. “Lion”: 25 years after being separated from his family, a young man (Dev Patel) leaves his adoptive parents (Nicole Kidman

and David Wenham) and tries to track down the relatives he left behind in Calcutta. “Jackie”: The Oscar buzz is strong around Natalie Portman’s performance as Jacqueline Kennedy in this drama set during the immediate days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “Passengers”: A spacecraft carrying thousands of people to a distant colony planet malfunctions, causing two of its passengers (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) to wake up from hypersleep 90 years early. “Sing”: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson provide the voices for this animated fable about animals who put on a musical show to save an old theater. DEC. 23 “Elle”: A ferocious Isabelle Huppert stars in



director Paul (“Showgirls”) Verhoeven’s drama about a woman plotting revenge against the home intruder who raped her. “Why Him?”: An uptight father (Bryan Cranston) is aghast to discover his daughter (Zoey Deutch) is dating a Silicon Valley billionaire (James Franco) who lacks even a semblance of manners and social grace. “A Monster Calls”: A boy (Lewis MacDougall) worried about the health of his mother (Felicity Jones) seeks comfort in the company of a giant talking tree (Liam Neeson). DEC. 25 “Fences”: Viola Davis is the early favorite in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar race for her performance in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play about race relations in the 1950s, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. “Hidden Figures”: Director Theodore Melfi’s fact-based drama celebrates the contributions of three AfricanAmerican women (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe) who played critical roles in helping NASA send astronaut John Glenn to the moon. “Live By Night”: Ben Affleck wrote, directed and stars in this Prohibition Era drama about an overly ambitious man who crosses the wrong mobsters. DEC. 28 “Paterson”: Jim Jarmusch wrote and directed this character study of



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Shia LaBeouf as Gabriel Drummer and Kate Mara as Natalie Drummer.

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Courtney B. Vance, left, and T.J. Miller in “Office Christmas Party,” opening Dec. 9.

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John Goodman and J.K. Simmons star in director Peter Berg’s dramatic recounting of the first responders who helped save lives during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. “Julieta”: A mother (Emma Suarez) revisits her past in order to figure out why her daughter abandoned her in the latest drama from director Pedro Almodóvar.


Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), left, and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) fall in love in the musical film “La La Land,” opening Dec. 16.

an emotionally alienated bus driver (Adam Driver). JAN. 6 “Silence”: Two 17thcentury Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to

Japan in search of their mentor (Liam Neeson) in director Martin Scorsese’s years-in-the-making drama. JAN. 13 “Patriots Day”: Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon,

JAN. 20 “20th Century Women”: Mike Mills (“Beginners”) directs Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning in this story about the cultural rebellion of the late 1970s. “Toni Erdmann”: Writer-director Maren Ade’s celebrated German comedy centers on a father trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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Man Down EE

Before the final credits roll in “Man Down,” statistics are flashed on screen regarding the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with PTSD or who commit suicide. They are sobering figures that deserve to be preceded by a better movie than this ambitious but heavy-handed hodgepodge. Director Dito Montiel immediately throws the viewer into the confusing scrum of a few competing storylines. There’s Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) happy at home with his wife, Natalie (Kate Mara), and young son before shipping off. There’s Gabriel in the midst of a military operation in Afghanistan. There’s Gabriel being interrogated by a senior commander for an “incident.” And there’s Gabriel, along with his best

Rated: R for some disturbing violence, strong language throughout. Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney. Director: Dito Montiel. Running time: 92 minutes. Theater: Edwards 21. ........................................................

combat buddy running through the hellscape that is a post-apocalyptic America on the hunt for his missing son. How these timelines and genres connect is meant to give “Man Down” a teasing tension but it all plays out so laboriously that interest is drained long before all the dots are connected. To his credit, a beefedup LaBeouf throws himself into the role. But none of it is enough to save Man Down.



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The Eagle Huntress EEE

Rated: G. Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley. Director: Otto Bell. Running time: 87 minutes. Theater: Flicks. ......................................................

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Aisholpan Nurgaiv stars in “The Eagle Huntress.”

Girl-power reality film takes off BY COLIN COVERT

Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

For centuries, nomadic huntsmen high in the cold Mongolian mountains of Altai would climb steep crags, gingerly approach an eagle’s nest, capture a baby eaglet and train it to kill foxes for fur and food. For seven years the bird would serve its master and then be released back to the wild. The cycle was a clan tradition reserved solely for the men of the house, but no longer. “The Eagle Huntress,” a well-crafted girl-power documentary, 0002523657-01


The Eagle Huntress (G) 1:00, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10 Loving (PG-13) 1:25, 4:25, 7:00, 9:25 Moonlight (R) 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:15, 9:30 Rules Don’t Apply (PG-13) 4:20, 9:20 A Man Called Ove (PG-13) 1:45, 7:00

lightly narrated by our new “Star Wars” heroine Daisy Ridley, gives us a portrait of a 13-year-old Mongolian charmer who became the first female to enter the national hawkhunting competition — and won. This is a wonderfully realistic film. The narrative is simple, almost obvious to a fault. With the encouragement and guidance of her father, young Aisholpan learns the family tradition through doing. She is an impressive person, confident in her abilities without a bit of hotshot pride, interested in modifying cultural traditions without discarding them overall. Director Otto Bell gives us a visually dazzling guided tour of her lifestyle and region, which looks exotic and hometownfamiliar at the same time. The elder men interviewed throughout the film might be wearing fur hats and embroidered coats, but they are familiar types in any coffee shop. A child? A girl? Aisholpan is very winning, to the point that I suspect her “come back to my arm” cry to her new pet, a warbling “Hooookaaaaa,” will be repeated by a lot of young viewers.

MOVIE CAPSULES The Accountant: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise. Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Gavin O’Connor. R. Strong violence, language throughout. 128 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Majestic 18. Allied: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and Lizzy Caplan. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. R. Violence, some sexuality/nudity, language, brief drug use. 124 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Almost Christmas: A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mom died. Starring Danny Glover, Mo’Nique and Gabrielle Union. Directed by David E. Talbert. PG-13. Suggestive material, drug content, language. 112 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Majestic 18. Arrival: A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. PG-13. Brief strong language. 116 minutes. EEEE Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Bad Santa 2: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Tony Cox. Directed by Mark Water. R. Crude sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nudity. 92 minutes. E 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema.

Believe: A small-town business owner tries to save the local Christmas pageant against all odds. Starring Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith and Danielle Nicolet. Directed by Billy Dickson. PG. Some violence, thematic elements, brief mild language. No review. Edwards 21, Majestic 18. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad — contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions. Starring Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro. Directed by Ang Lee. R. Language, some war violence, sexual content, brief drug use. 110 minutes. EEE Village Cinema. Bleed For This: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks. Starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Ben Younger. R. Language, sexuality/ nudity, some accident images. 116 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 12, Majestic 18. Deepwater Horizon: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson. Directed by Peter Berg. PG-13. Prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, brief strong language. 107 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Denial: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall. Directed by Mick Jackson. PG-13. Thematic material, brief strong language. 110 minutes. EEE Northgate Reel.


Doctor Strange: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Scott Derrickson. PG-13. Sci-fi violence and action throughout, an intense crash sequence. 130 minutes. EEEE Edwards 21 (2D, 3D), Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema, Terrace Drive-In. The Eagle Huntress: Review, this page. G. 87 minutes. EEE Flicks. The Edge of Seventeen: Highschool life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Blake Jenner. Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. R. Sexual content, language, some drinking — all involving teens. 104 minutes. EEE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. 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 Edwards 21 (2D, 3D), Edwards 9 (2D, 3D), Edwards 14 (2D, 3D), Edwards 12 (2D, 3D), Majestic 18, Village Cinema. The Girl on the Train: A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Starring Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux and Haley Bennett. Directed by Tate Taylor. R. Violence, sexual content, language, nudity. 112 minutes. EEE Edwards 21. Hacksaw Ridge: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal

of Honor. Starring Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Mel Gibson. R. Intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images. 138 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Harry & Snowman: The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter. Starring Harry DeLeyer, Harriet DeLeyer and Andre DeLeyer. Directed by Ron Davis. 84 minutes. No review. Northgate Reel. Incarnate: A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past. Starring Carice van Houten, Aaron Eckhart and David Mazouz. Directed by Brad Peyton. PG-13. Intense sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images, brief strong language, sensuality and thematic elements. 91 minutes. No review. Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Inferno: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Irrfan Khan. Directed by Ron Howard. PG-13. Sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements, brief sensuality. 121 minutes. EE Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders and Danika Yarosh. Directed by Edward Zwick. PG-13. Sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements.


118 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Majestic 18.

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Man Down: Review, page 23. R. Jason Bourne: Jason Bourne, Some disturbing violence, lannow remembering who he truly is, guage throughout. 92 minutes. tries to uncover hidden truths EE about his past. Starring Matt Edwards 21. Damon, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Paul Middle School: The Worst Greengrass. PG-13. Intense seYears of My Life: A new student quences of violence and action, and his mischievous friend brief strong language. 123 minconcoct schemes to drive their utes. EEE tyrannical principal crazy. StarCountry Club Reel, Northgate ring Lauren Graham, Griffin Reel. Gluck and Rob Riggle. Directed by Steve Carr. PG. Rude humor Keeping Up With the Joneses: throughout, language, thematic A suburban couple becomes elements. 92 minutes. EE 1/2 embroiled in an international Country Club Reel, Northgate espionage plot when they discov- Reel. er that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government Miss Peregrine’s Home for spies. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Peculiar Children: When Jacob Jon Hamm, Isla Fischer and Gal discovers clues to a mystery that Gadot. Directed by Greg Mottola. spans different worlds and times, PG-13. Sexual content, action/ he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home violence, brief strong language. for Peculiar Children. But the 101 minutes. EE mystery and danger deepen as Country Club Reel, Nampa he gets to know the residents Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate and learns about their special Reel. powers. Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Samuel L. JackLoving: Richard and Mildred son. Directed by Tim Burton. Loving, an interracial couple, are PG-13. Intense sequences of sentenced to prison in Virginia in fantasy action/violence and peril. 1958 for getting married. Starring 127 minutes. EEE Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton and Edwards 21, Nampa Reel, Will Dalton. Directed by Jeff Northern Lights. Nichols. PG-13. Thematic elements. 123 minutes. EEE 1/2 Moana: A young woman uses Flicks. her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island, joined by her The Magnificent Seven: Seven hero, the legendary demi-god gun men in the old west gradually Maui. Voices of Auli'i Cravalho, come together to help a poor Dwayne Johnson and Rachel village against savage thieves. House. Directed by Ron ClemStarring Denzel Washington, Chris ents, Don Hall, John Musker and Pratt and Ethan Hawke. Directed Chris Williams. PG. Peril, some by Antoine Fuqua. PG-13. Intense scary images, brief thematic sequences of violence, smoking, elements. 113 minutes. EEE 1/2 some language, suggestive Edwards 21 (2D, 3D), Edwards material. 132 minutes. EE 1/2 9 (2D, 3D), Edwards 14 (2D, 3D), Edwards 12, Country Club Reel, Edwards 12 (2D, 3D), Majestic 18 Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, (2D, 3D), Village Cinema, Terrace Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Drive-In. Moonlight: Chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Starring Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp and Duan Sanderson. Directed by Barry Jenkins. R. Some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, language throughout. 110 minutes. EEEE Flicks.

Ouija: Origin of Evil: In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. Starring Elisabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso and Lulu Wilson. Directed by Mike Flanagan. PG-13. Disturbing images, terror and thematic elements. 99 minutes. EE 1/2 Nampa Reel. Pete’s Dragon: The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford and Oakes Fegley. Directed by David Lowery. PG. Action, peril, brief language. 103 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Priceless: Down on his luck after the death of his wife, a man agrees to drive a truck crosscountry for cash, but when he discovers what he is delivering, he is faced with a life-changing choice. Starring Joel Smallbone, Derek Blakeney and Cory J. Broussard. Directed by Ben Smallbone. PG-13. Mature thematic material involving human trafficking, some violence. 97 minutes. No review. Northgate Reel. Rules Don’t Apply: An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for. Starring Warren Beatty, Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich. Directed by Warren Beatty. PG-13. Sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, drug references. 126 minutes. E Edwards 21, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Flicks, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. The Secret Life of Pets: A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart. Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney. PG. Action, some rude humor. 90 minutes. EE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa


Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Storks: Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. PG. Mild action, some thematic elements. 89 minutes. EE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Suicide Squad: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. Directed by David Ayer. PG-13. Sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content, language. 130 minutes. EE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northgate Reel. Sully: The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers. Starring Tom Hanks. Directed by Clint Eastwood. PG-13. Some peril, brief strong language. 96 minutes. EEE 1/2 Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel, Northern Lights, Northgate Reel, Overland Park. Trolls: A troll princess and her companion, the one unhappy troll try to rescue her friends from being eaten by their nemeses. Voice of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell. PG. Some mild rude humor. 92 minutes. EE 1/2 Edwards 21, Edwards 9, Edwards 14, Edwards 12, Majestic 18, Village Cinema. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween: Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. Starring Tyler Perry. PG-13. Drug use and references, language. 103 minutes. No review. Country Club Reel, Nampa Reel.


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THE CONTINUING CRISIS A In St. Paul, Minn., a 25-year-old woman told police on Nov. 3 that she was involuntarily roughed up several hours after being voluntarily roughed up at Arnellia’s Bar’s weekly “Smack Fest” — in which female patrons competitively slap each other’s faces for three “rounds” under strict house rules. The woman said she spoke amicably with her opponent, but by closing time, the opponent and several friends, including men, punched and kicked her outside the bar. A Episode Almost Ended in a Tie: In November, in a remote area of Oregon’s Maury Mountains, a 69-year-old man killed an elk and dragged the carcass behind his offroad vehicle up a hill. According to the Crook County Sheriff’s office, the vehicle suddenly flipped over backward, and the man landed on, and was impaled by, the elk’s antlers. Fellow hunters summoned a helicopter, and the man has apparently survived. IT’S THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS Brittany Maynard, then 29, became “the face of the Right to Die movement” in 2014, according to a New York Post column, when she chose a legal physician-assisted suicide rather than awaiting the growth of her terminal brain tumor. In October, terminally ill California mother Ste-

phanie Packer hoped to be “the face of the Right to Live movement” after revealing that her insurance company denied coverage for a drug that could extend her life – but at the same time disclosed that her suicide drugs are covered, and even disclosed her co-pay ($1.20). MEDICAL MARVELS Margaret Boemer’s baby LynLee was “born” twice. In an October Texas Children’s Hospital interview, doctors described how the need to rid Boemer’s baby of a rapidly growing tumor required them, at Boemer’s 23rd week of pregnancy, to remove it completely from the uterus until it was “hanging out in the air” so that they could cut away the tumor and then reposition the fetus into the uterus. LynLee was “born” again by C-section 13 weeks later. PERSPECTIVE A high-level policy document released by the Chinese government in September detailed plans to use technology to monitor citizen behavior to such a degree that each person would receive a “social credit” score (similar to a FICO score in the U.S. but covering a range of conduct beyond financial) that would be the basis for allotting perks such as government support in starting businesses and whether parents’ children are eligible for the best schools.


CHART TOPPERS Boise album sales 1. “Hardwired … To SelfDestruct,” Metallica 2. “We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service,” A Tribe Called Quest 3. “The Impossible Kid,” Aesop Rock 4. “You Want It Darker,” Leonard Cohen 5. “Eponym,” SFM-Steve Fulton Music 6. “57th and 9th,” Sting 7. “The Weight of These Wings,” Miranda Lambert 8. “Live at the Hollywood Bowl,” The Beatles 9. “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars 10. “Walls,” Kings of Leon — THE RECORD EXCHANGE

Singles 1. “Black Beatles,” Rae Sremmurd, featuring Gucci Mane 2. “Closer,” The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey 3. “Starboy,” The Weeknd, featuring Daft Punk 4. “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars 5. “Juju On That Beat,” Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

Albums 1. “Hardwired ... To SelfDestruct,” Metallica 2. “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars 3. “The Weight Of These Wings,” Miranda Lambert 4. “A Pentatonix Christmas,” Pentatonix 5. “We Got It From Here ... Thank You 4 Your Service,” A Tribe Called Quest

Country singles 1. “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban 2. “May We All,” Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw 3. “Sleep Without You,” Brett Young 4. “Wanna Be That Song,” Brett Eldredge 5. Middle of a Memory,” Cole Swindell — BILLBOARD.COM


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