Trey McIntyre Project doing the Harlem Shake for a bunch of kids today just makes me even a billion times more excited to see them tomorrow night at The Morrison Center!
We are SO VERY LUCKY to have them here. To be neighbors, friends, collaborators and part of who they are and what they do. <3 <3 <3
We’ve been reading and seeing a lot of media coverage about Friday’s tragedy. This blog post, written by an Idaho mother, sheds some light into having a child with a mental illness, and the upheaval it spawns.
We know something MUST be done, but knowing where to start implementing change becomes an issue of it’s own. This woman’s story is powerful - it is a good opening for the conversation of mental health care.
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The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at The Morrison Center in Boise, Idaho.
Featuring 15 CATS and 10 DOGS (all rescue animals) who “love to perform,” and have appeared on national television shows. They are well-cared for, and not abused.
Donations of pet food are being accepted at the door for Idaho Humane Society.
More information about the show here: www.comedypet.com and tickets available at the box office, or here: IdahoTickets.com
DO YOU KNOW THE OWNER OF THIS HAT?
Very very sad over the break-in/cruel beating of a Patas monkey at Zoo Boise. Can’t get it out of my head.
Director of Zoo Boise, Steve Burns, said they were searching when they heard a groaning sound. “We didn’t know what it was, whether it was an animal or a human,” said Burns.
It was the severly injured monkey lying next to the fence near where the guard had seen the suspects. The monkey appeared to have a head injury. - Idaho Statesman (http://goo.gl/puCWJ)
Police found a baseball cap they think might belong to one of the perps responsible. Two groups are offering $1000 each for information leading to the capture of the criminals. Call or text “Crime Stoppers” if you have info, you can remain anonymous: (208) 343-COPS / text 274637, subject: tip236, or log onto www.343cops.com.
If the men who did this are found they may only be punished with a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge, and breaking and entering. In Idaho, felony animal cruelty charges only apply to someone with a third conviction. However, the zoo might be able to file property damages, as well.
All I can think about is this poor little guy’s suffering, and pain, before he died from neck and head trauma. This monkey shared a cage with another monkey, which is surely suffering from fear and confusion now too.
Some people think it’s odd that someone would be SO upset about this because it wasn’t a human; well, it was done by a human to helpless CAGED creature. I can only be compassionate to those who are also compassionate, caring, and value intelligence and decency.
If there is a BATMAN, now would be the time to appear - Justice must be served :(
UPDATE: Boise PD found both suspects (one named Michael Watkins, a 22 y.o. of Weiser, ID) - someone recognized the baseball cap and reported it. Still so senseless, but at least the crime has been taken seriously.
Trey McIntyre Project performs GANGNAM STYLE at BOI Airport for dancers from Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC)! So excited to have TMP host these artists in Boise: welcome friends!
Want more? (I know I do) - Buy tickets here for the November 10th performances with KNCDC at the Morrison Center in Boise, Idaho (or in a city near you)! Do it! Do it! Do it!
BEACH HOUSE: I haven’t been quite so excited for a show in a long while! Maybe it’s that Julia Green is my date tonight, maybe it’s because it’s fall and I can wear layers and feel warm and cozy when listening to them, maybe it’s because it’s my birthday tomorrow, maybe it’s all of these things… MAYBE IT’S JUST THAT BEACH HOUSE IS AMAAAAZZZZIIINNNNGGGG!!!!
Yesteryear used books/record shop is like Nampa Idaho’s version of Powell’s in Oregon. I could spend DAYS in here. Need to remember to bring my sleeping bag and canteen next visit!
PLUS+ it has that wonderful *OLD BOOK SMELL*
Soft Opening TONIGHT in downtown Boise! Grand Opening is September 22nd!
21+ // Beer + Wine \ Restored Arcades + Pinball
200 North Capital Boulevard, Boise ID 83702 (208) 918-0597 ::: In the lower level of the historic Adelman Building, under the Caffe Capri/Le Cafe de Paris space.
The Farmstead’s annual corn maze in Meridian Idaho has a great message this year - VOTE!!
It opens to the public on September 21st. Will you find yourself lost in the corn on the right or the left side?
Former Boise writer, and dudette, April Wolfe, interviews Record Exchange manager and curmedgeon (with a heart of gold) John O’Neil for VICE about working at a record store in the face of adversity.
This is an awesome article, and April Wolfe is a most unwonted talented writer. Follow April’s blog here: A Wolfe’s Wolf World - and follow John O’Neil’s magnificent rants here: @JohnONeil
BOISE - Celebrate your love for beards and other facial hair at Boise Beardmen’s First Annual Beard and Mustache Competition on September 1st. Hosted at Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian, ID.
Registration is free, and categories include Full Beard, Full Beard Groomed, Partial, Mustache, Freestyle and Shebeard. CASH PRIZES!!
Register here, or just come to root for your favorite facial ornamentation!
What: DWNTWN flea
A yard sale without the yard. Local vendors selling: art - vintage - clothing - housewares - furniture - junk someone will love - jewelry - sporting goods - electronics - random curiosities - hugs - advice.
Credit/debit and cash accepted.
EVERYTHING ON SALE inside Bricolage, +PLUS+ St. Lawrence Gridiron food truck serving tasty grub 11-3.
When: Saturday, July 14th 10AM - 6PM
Where: Bricolage - 418 S. 6th Street [6th & Myrtle], Boise Idaho - back patio
Ode to a Sultry Summer Weekend