Monday, December 15, 2008

Broken Barker Bash

Artsy and craftsy friends - please read.

I am calling on you to please help with this benefit. Jeff Barker is a wonderful human being who was mashed by a drunk driver fleeing the police. Jeff was riding his motorcycle when the speeding car hit him. His hospital bills cost more than my house, and he still needs two more surgeries and at least a years worth of physical therapy.

I know many of you don't know Jeff, but your kindness in donating a quality craft or art piece to be auctioned silently at his benefit concert "Broken Barker Bash" is appreciated, by me, Jeff's family, and our art community.

I will be donating something as well - so if you want to help, please let me know! (

Also, if you can please come to the benefit concert - $10 gets you Bill Coffey & Ned Evett, Travis Ward and Hillfolk Noir, Soft Gong, and DJs from the Vinyl Preservation Society! The Linen Building, Friday January 23rd, 2009 - 7:00pm - $10

All proceeds from the Broken Barker Bash will help pay for Jeff's medical expenses.

Leigh Ann

Practice human kindness through ethical reciprocity.

For more info on Jeff Barker, the accident, and the Broken Barker Bash, please visit the Broken Barker Blog

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rumor has it: Brad Pitt is in town for premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Rumor has it that Brad (oh sweet Brad), aka Mr. Pitt, aka Angelina's baby's daddy, is in Boise for the premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which he stars alongside the wonderful Cate Blanchett. This movie, an adaptation from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, is produced by Frank Marshall - who will most definitely be in Boise on Wednesday December 10th, to promote the film.

More info here: Boise Contemporary Theater Presents
A special night with Frank Marshall, Producer of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
On Wednesday, December 10, 2008
To Benefit Boise Contemporary Theater
Boise, Idaho, October 28, 2008– Tickets are on sale now for a very special benefit reception for Boise Contemporary Theater. This event will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, with a scheduled guest appearance by Producer Frank Marshall. A cocktail hour will start the event at 5:00pm at the Egyptian Movie Theater, followed by a reception and Q & A with Frank Marshall at the Rose Room (718 W. Idaho). As a bonus there will be a screening of Paramount Pictures’ engaging new film THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett at the event. The film opens nationwide December 25, 2008.
In addition…BCT invites you to a Breakfast with Frank Marshall the morning of December 10, 2008. $250 Includes Breakfast and all Evening Events.

Have extra an extra ticket? Let me know! This movie looks very sweet, and who knows, I might bump into Brad (oh sweet Brad)!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Boise was recently graced with Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures to film at The Old Idaho Penitentiary. This eight minutes of video gives us a good idea of what the full-hour television show must be like. The host, a Chris Angel wannabe, Corey Feldman lookalike, is scared of snakes - enough so that he decides to "face his fears" during a hike in Boise's foothills behind the Old Pen. In all of my hikes in this area, I've never come across a snake, not even a little one. This yahoo found several, and thought it was a good idea to pick one snake up, for a closer look. Needless to say, besides "hunting" ghosts, this *dude* is an idiot.