When it comes to summer concerts, you can sum up 2016 with one word: Choices. Has there ever been a year with so many venues competing for a slice of the pie in the Boise area? Here’s a look at what’s ahead.
After a soft opening April 29, the brewery tapped a catering permit to operate in Boise. But legally, that keg has run dry, so the new taproom has closed until it secures full licensing to serve beer and wine. That paperwork is expected soon.
The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Code. Violations must be corrected within 10 days. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/EH/food/inspect.htm. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.
Best known for the ever-present drink in his hand and the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” that made him famous, comedian Ron White is one of the more genuine performers on the planet. “I drink too much Scotch, probably,” he told the Idaho Statesman years ago. “But it’s not an act.” White is funny at least partly because audiences feel like they know the guy on stage. “... You watch me perform, I don’t push at all,” White said. “I just let ’em come to me, and just tell them the truth.”
This is turning into the season of superheroes battling other superheroes, but “X-Men: Apocalypse” is the first one, so far, to do it right. One of the best of the “X-Men” films, the new entry is full of finely crafted action, all of it in the service of interesting and well-thought-out ideas. Neither resting on formula nor audience goodwill, the “X-Men” series is going deeper and getting better as it goes along.
A Mandan man shot by Bismarck police in January has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge that authorities say was filed after he tried to leave the hospital where he was detained for treatment after the shooting.