First Thursday - Aug 3, 2017

Be Downtown each First Thursday! From 5:00pm-9:00pm the first Thursday of each month experience in-store entertainment, tastings, local art and LOTS of special events. Roving entertainment is thanks to our partners at Food Services of America and the DBA. Search events below or grab a Boise Weekly. See friends, have fun and enjoy the energy of First Thursday!

The Alaska Center

1020 W Main St

Art in the Alaska Center:
* Allan Ansell; Open studio, complimentary portraits
* Radio Boise Open House
* The Bellmont: new barber shop, come check it out
* Chi E Shenam Westing: Open gallery of new works and small oil paintings
* La Neige Bridal and Tux: Open tonight!

Amsterdam Lounge

607 W Main St

Amsterdam Lounge is showcasing the photography of 'Mike Reid' during First Thursday! Mike started out his career capturing nature and wildlife, but one summer after photographing his nieces wedding, his focus shifted towards people-with a main emphasis in photographing dancers. Join us for a meet and greet with the artist from 5-8pm and experience the talented dancers Mike photographed in the Treasure Valley.

(208) 345-9515

Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St

Timelines: Fused Glass Art by Edie Martin
"My fused glass pieces are created through multiple processes from glass sheets, glass powder, glass bits, and thin glass strings and strips.  I have come to think of the base layers and textures as landscapes, and the linear overlaid pieces as unique Timelines.  The Timelines conjure up a meaning or memory in the mind of the artist and viewer alike, tell stories, and convey bits of information. My aim is for each of the pieces to spark the imagination and to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. "

(208) 331-3374

Artisan Optics

190 N 8th St

The 2017 THEO eyewear trunk show is here and sure to please. THEO eyewear is always fun to see in person with lots of fabulous colors and unique shapes to choose from. The trunk show is a great time to try on THEO eyewear and discover a new look. Need a little help? No worries, our expertly trained opticians are always on hand to provide personal styling tips. Its like having a personal shopper and a best friend at your side. Outside prescriptions welcome, or schedule an exam with one of our doctors. While you shop, enjoy an evening of live music by A Tasty Jamm. Questions? Give us a call 377.8899. See you soon!

(208) 338-0500

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Atomic Treasures

409 S 8th St

Stop in check our collection of vintage, retro, art and found objects. Decorative and unique treasures for home. Jewelry, books, collectibles, and vintage ephemera. Weird Stuff, Cool Junk! Unusual and unforgettable Gifts!

(208) 344-0811


610 W Grove St

Tour the Distillery! Every 1st Thursday you can always catch the Distillers & find out all you want to know about our Nation's first Small Batch Distillery Pub. A Boise Original indeed!

(208) 426-0538

Basque Market

608 W Grove St

Come join us for our summer hot pepper party and cool white wine tasting. Paella will be served at 6pm and our tapas bar from 5-9.

(208) 433-1208

Bittercreek Alehouse

246 N 8th St

We have a different DJ form Radio Boise every First Thursday with a dollar per beer sold during the set returned to Radio Boise!

(208) 345-1813


404 S 8th St

Come see us at BODOVINO Downtown Boise for first Thursdays! Artwork donated by LaBry Fine Art, plus complementary wine tasting 5-7pm!

(208) 336-8466

Boise Art Museum

670 S Julia Davis Dr

BAM offers extended hours on First Thursday (10am-8pm). Admission by donation. From 4-7pm learn about the artists featured in ‘When Modern Was Contemporary,' then create an image with simplified shapes and forms.

(208) 345-8330

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Boise Brewing

521 W Broad St

Pints for Purpose

We are partnering up with Mrs. Idaho 1st Runner-up Kimberly Zweiger to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana, MADD, and National Association of Battered Women. We'll have $1 off pints all night and each dollar will be donated to these non-profits. We will also have B-Town Bistro will be in house serving up some delicious food!

(208) 342-7655

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Bonefish Grill

855 W Broad St

We will be featuring a selection of $5 martinis and $4 margaritas on our lower patio! Also, our First Thursday classic of $6 Bang Bang Shrimp will be available all night. Bring your business card to include in a drawing for a gift card from Bonefish Grill!

(208) 433-1234

Capitol Cellars

110 S 5th St

Capitol Cellars welcomes First Thursday guests! Offering 25% off Idaho wines by the bottle & Pinney's Potato Croquette's for $7.43 starting at 5 p.m. 5th & Main, Downtown!

(208) 344-9463


981 W Grove St

Chandlers celebrates the New Social Hour from 4 to 6 pm, offering a menu of delicious small plates and creative cocktails all priced between $5 and $7. This menu is exclusive to these hours ONLY! Join us for some special new bites.

(208) 383-4300

Christian Science Reading Room

222 N 10th St

First Thursday event includes specials on products as well as audio/visual presentations on spiritual healing based on the Bible.

(208) 344-5301

Costa Vida

801 W Main St

The coast is calling at Costa Vida downtown. Surf in for the best beach-inspired fresh Mexican food now downtown, on the Grove!

(208) 429.4109

Even Stevens Sandwiches

815 W Bannock St

Come on down for the refreshing tasting of White Claw Hard Seltzer Water from 6-8pm and the sweet serenade of Addam Chavarria from 7-9pm this August First Thursday.

(208) 343-4018

Evermore Prints, LLC

780 W Main St

Ghost Hunting by Michael Chambers is a chronicle of his creative process and discovery. This body of work pulls it all together: disappearing and re-appearing people, a feeling of serenity, impossible shadows, and a kind of friendly ethereal light. Please join us from 5-9PM for an adventure in the spectral.

(208) 991-3837

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W Main St

Happy Hour from 4-6 with 50% off ALL cocktails, beer and wine. After 5pm, 20% off all bottles of wine until its gone! Kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Limit two per table.

(208) 287-4757

Flying M Coffeehouse

500 W Idaho St

We are excited to host Karsten Macaulay, pop art influenced by kawaii /Japanese culture with a psychedelic influence; while exploring different mediums and textures on canvas like glitter resin and other medias. Cute and creepy!

(208) 345-4320

Fresh Off The Hook Seafood

401 S 8th St

Voted "Best of Boise" 10 years in a row! We will be offering $2 off all beer on tap, wine, and appetizers! Enjoy a great selection of beer, wine, appetizers such as Calamari Strips, Seared Ahi, Crab Cakes and more!

(208) 343-0220

Gallery 601

211 N 10th St

Art For the Animals is back. Our mission: to raise funds and awareness for animal conservation. Join us for our 'on line' and 'in gallery' art auction with proceeds going to Zoo Boise. Stop by and visit with the ZooTeens, an enthusiastic group of teens who volunteer at Zoo Boise, they have amazing knowledge and fun facts of the zoo's residents.

(208) 336-5899

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Old Boise Block Party

106 N 6th St

The last block party was so fun we are doing First Thursday out doors at the parking lot of Wiseguy Pizza!

WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 5:00pm

WHERE: Parking Lot of Wiseguy Pizza Pie (Boise, ID) on 6th & Main

WHAT: Free food samples by Reel Foods, Drinks TBD. Shop our Idaho apparel on sale & ready to go! More info to come!

(208) 871-5871

Grove Hotel

245 S Capitol Blvd

Join us at The Grove Hotel and enjoy hors d'oeuvres provided by Emilio's, artwork from Gallery 601 and Bogus Basin, and complimentary neck & shoulder massage from Grove Fitness Club & Spa in the hotel lobby.

(208) 333-8000

Guido's New York Style Pizzeria

235 N 5th St

Pizza with an attitude! Large one topping pizza and 1 bottle of select white wine or red, or 2 bottles of beer, or 4 fountain sodas - for $22 plus tax! Dine in only.

(208) 345-9011

The Gyro Shack

777 W Main St

Stop by The Gyro Shack and receive 10% of your entire order!

(208) 918-0004

Ha Penny Bridge Irish Pub

855 W Broad St

We will be giving a 20% discount to all customers for the First Thursday Event.There will be live music for your enjoyment. We have a nice outside deck for you to enjoy if weather permits. See you here.

(208) 343-5568


409 S 8th St

Call today make an appointment for a new DU by Lui The Hair Whisperer! 383-9009

(208) 383-9009

Happy Fish Sushi / MartiniBar

855 W Broad St

We will be giving a 20% discount to all customers during the First Thursday Event. Come in for some great sushi. All sushi is rolled to order and made with the freshest ingredients. We also have a full bar.

(208) 343-4810

High Note Cafe

225 N 5th St

Live music from the lovely and talented Megan Nelson begins at 6pm. $2 specialty mimosas with homemade juice all day. From-scratch menu & Local art for sale!

(208) 429-1911

Inn at 500 Capitol

500 S Capitol Blvd

Complimentary samples from Fresh Healthy Café and Longdrop Cider Co.
Tours of Boise’s Very Special Boutique Hotel
Tours and tastings will be held from 5pm-7pm on the 3rd
Location will be the second story Terrace and Capitol Ball Room at Inn at 500 Capitol

(208) 277-0500

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JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)

1000 Myrtle St

Some Like it Hot!
Join JUMP for First Thursday activities including lawn games and live music from local band Minor Paradox. Celebrate Watermelon Day with free samples and small bites ($5.00 while supplies last).
Also, learn how to Salsa dance and support the Children's Home during free lessons in the Jump Room on the fifth level

(208) 639-6610


222 N 9th St

Join us for First Thursday at KEYSTONE station. Bucksnort Soda Company will be doing a tasting for their delicious locally made sodas.

(208) 331-7806

LaNeige Bridal and Tux

1020 W Main St

Open tonight!

(208) 541-0441

Liquid Lounge

405 S 8th St

Liquid Laughs has buy one get one free comedy tickets for all first Thursday's Shows start at 8pm! Top Quality national headlining comics Every Thursday-Sunday! Just come in on First Thursday and mention the First Thursday discount for an amazing comedy show :-)

(208) 287-5379

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Marla June's Clothing Company

811 W Bannock St

First Thursday SALE OF THE YEAR! 20-70% Off! Come early to get the best selection. Refreshments and food!

(208) 333-9561

McU Sports

822 W Jefferson St

Football Swap is in full gear. Bring in used equipment- buy or sell. Lost of New Equipment as well for your Optimist Football Participants. Rush recreational gear is available as well. Lost of back to school shoes and gear.
see you there!

(208) 342-7734

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Mixed Greens | Modern Gifts

213 N 9th St

First Thursday big plans alert! Mother Earth Brew Co will be here serving tastes of their yummy beers. Radio Boise will be here spinning tunes and selling tickets for their electric Fiat raffle. 10% of our sales from 5-9 will be donated to help with their annual Pre-Fat party. Form and Function will be here with coffee and affogatos. Hope to see you!

(208) 344-1605

The Mode Lounge

800 W Idaho St

A 'Kids Menu' at a cocktail lounge?! Indeed. Please stop by and sample a free BoozePop on this super hot night. These never disappoint. The Mode Lounge is 21+.

(208) 342-6633

Mr. Peabody's Optical Shop

409 S 8th St

We now take vision insurance. We are always getting in new frame styles. Get frame and single vision lenses starting at $95.00.

(208) 344-1390

Old Chicago

730 W Idaho St

Happy Hour from 4-7 pm great food and Drink Specials!!! $1.00 off all Pints $3.00 Well drinks $5.00 Crafted Cocktails. Are you going to be out late?? Come in for our late night happy hour from 11-close .

(208) 363-0037

Payette Brewing Company

733 S Pioneer Street

Celebrate National IPA Day on First Thursday in Downtown Boise at Payette Brewing! City Peanut Shop will be joining forces with us and have some delicious nuts and popcorn to sample and sell! FEATURING: $5 IPA flights, $3 pints of all IPAs on tap, a sensory display of IPA ingredients and a City Peanut Shop sampling.

(208) 344-0011

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PROOF Eyewear

314 S 9th St

We are having a summer BLOW OUT sale! Our First Thursday in August is dedicated to the local businesses in Boise that we LOVE. We will have 10% off store wide, as well as 50% off select sunglasses and RX frames. If you've been waiting to get a pair of Proofs, First Thursday is the time! We will have Dmada, Unhly Supply Things, Garden City Projects, and Virgo Darling in store sharing their wonderful local products. As well as Boise Brewing handing out free beer!

(208) 918-2049

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Que Pasa

409 S 8th St

! Come and enjoy the best in Mexican expression! Thousands of items from Mexican master craftsmen. Sterling silver, pottery, blown glass, Talavera, Dragons , Fairies , Mermaids, and Day of The Dead.

(208) 385-9018

Radio Boise

1020 W Main St

Open Studio, come by and check it out.

(208) 258-2072

Ralston Group Properties

420 W Main St

Stop in our office -- on the NE corner of 5th & Main -- for a special treat!

(208) 850-7638

The Record Exchange

1105 W Idaho St

Payette Brewing Co. presents the Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers Pre-release Party at 6pm First Thursday, Aug. 3. Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers' new album 'Whiskey Rain' will be available for purchase at the show. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Buy-two-get-one-free used music/video sale all day, too!

(208) 344-8010

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Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique

130 N 8th St

"Join us for evening shopping and a first peak at new Summer markdowns!
Save 20% on any regularly priced item too!"

(208) 333-9610

Sage Yoga and Wellness

242 N 8th St

Portland artist Theodore Holdt's paintings challenge viewers to seek the story in the storm, a story which the he deliberately divorces himself from telling to create open ended narratives that he uses to explore storytelling, dreams, the unconscious and the super-conscious. Plus Indian Creek Winery Tasting, DJ Effy-K and Marisa Weppner book signing!

(208) 338-5430

SHIFT Boutique

807 W Bannock St

Join us for First Thursday at SHIFT boutique. Fireside Mallow will be offering tastings of their locally made marshmallows. We will also be having our bi-annual Tag Sale!

(208) 331-7806

Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St

Art Show, Live Music, Free Appetizers & Free Tasting. Solid also has 1/2 priced Beer, Wine & Well Drinks from 4-6 & 10-midnight. Solid is the place to be on First Thursday's!

(208) 345-6620

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Superb Sushi

280 N 8th St

Swing on down and sample some awesome wines and also our in house Smoked Salmon samples! Unlimited dollar Nigiri with the purchase of any sushi roll all night long! We are located beneath Thomas Hammer Coffee- (8th & Bannock) 385-0123.

(208) 385-0123

Taj Mahal

150 N 8th St

Food & Drink
We will be doing $3 house red and white wines and $1 off appetizers & draft beers from 5-10.
Boise's Mad Swede Brewing will be doing a beer tasting and more between 6-9

Christi De La Porte will be showcasing some of her pieces and will also be contributing to the evening's atmosphere with live art.

DJ Ishaq will be mixing up tunes in the evening to complement the art & beer tasting.

(208) 473-7200

Tom Grainey's

109 S 6th St

Artist: Judson Cantrell. Judson is legally blind and creates incredible fractal artwork.
Music: 5:30PM-8:30PM The Mutineers (PDX); 9PM-1AM Rockeoke (live band karaoke)

No cover / 21+ only

(208) 345-2505


380 S 8th St

We support local artists, local breweries, wineries, and your local watering hole every First Thursday. Come in early and take an indoor cycle class or TRX class, then enjoy a local beverage and chat with some local artists. #disruptboise

(208) 640-4682

Washington Trust Bank

901 W Bannock St

Complimentary appetizers, music, and a no host bar - Entrance to the breezeway is from the sidewalk along 9th street.

We will also be having a scavenger hunt, we will be giving an Apple Watch to a scavenger hunt participant.

(208) 343-5000

Whiskey Bar

509 W Main St

"Whiskey flight & cheese pairing from 6-10pm"

(208) 429-5755

Downtown Boise Association

101 S Capitol Blvd, Ste 203
Boise ID 83702  •  208-385-7300