Thursday, April 28, 2011

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM

If I were a horoscope, I would tell you that today is a day to contemplate risk, both genuine and imaginary. That way you'll be better equipped to know the difference when you come across a risky situation at around 4:26 p.m. tomorrow.

Luckily, today you have the opportunity to do exactly that.

For real risk, you can contemplate the challenges posed by energy and infrastructure issues with a free discussion on solar roadways at the Library at Cole and Ustick. The futuristic concept is a self-powered, self-repairing smart grid that could solve energy security, massively reduce global emissions and even improve traffic. Sure, it sounds like a sci-fi fantasy, but that's pretty much what people said about the iPhone, too.

The presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free.

Afterwards, for fake risk, you can swing by the Gamekeeper for a screening of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! courtesy of Boise Cult Camp. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and cost is a $5 suggested donation. All money raised goes to The Treasure Valley Food Coalition, which will hopefully funnel that money toward opposing the sort of mad food science that turns tomatoes carnivorous.

The juxtapostion of the two risks, one real and one pure fantasy, should help better inform your decision today.

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