I have three items of business in this here Editor's Note for you, readers.
First up: It's last call on submissions for music and event listings happening through Wednesday, Jan. 4. If you are planning something you want listed--whether it's a fundraiser, concert, meeting, book club, dog show, tattoo fest, beer pong championship or fruitcake-eating contest and it will happen between now and Jan. 4, you have exactly one week from this edition's publication date to get us the deets. We'll be working way ahead during the next few weeks so we can take some time off over the holidays, and if we don't see your event in our in-box before noon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, there's a good chance we won't see it at all.
Next up: Turn to Page 14. Have a look at that first Stage listing--the one for A Permanent Image. See that icon next to it? This is the first time you'll see that little bugger dropped into text throughout the 8 Days Out event listings, but it won't be the last. Thing is, we know people who like to give away stuff. And they give it to us to give to our readers. For some time now, we've had a "Promo" webpage at boiseweekly.com on which we list all of our giveaways. We've been quietly dishing out tickets to concerts, plays, movies, the ballet and opera, and deals at participating BW Card members. If you're a dedicated print reader, this is likely news to you, since we rarely do giveaways in print. However, if you're thumbing through the print edition and you see one of those "win" icons, log on to promo.boiseweekly.com and enter to win tickets to whatever strikes your fancy.
And finally: Speaking of cool things we've quietly launched online ...
This past weekend, we published the first column in a new food series called "In the Kitchen With ..." Twice a month, BW's newest food writer, Patrick Trakel, will seek out the men and women on the front lines of the city's food truck and restaurant scenes to find out why they want to spend all their time sweating over a hot stove. RiceWorks owner Phu Tran is the first subject to get the Trakel treatment. Read it and subsequent columns at boiseweekly.com on Cobweb.