First Thursday - Dec 6, 2018

Experience First Thursday!

Be Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown. Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits and trunk shows. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new!

Events typically run from 5:00 – 9:00pm, but each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing for individual hours and details.

View Printable Page of First Thursday Events Here

Seasonal roving entertainment sponsored by:

The Amsterdam Lounge

607 W Main St

First Thursday, December 6th come enjoy 1/2 off our warm and hot coffee/cocoa/cider beverages all evening such as the 44 North Huckleberry hot chocolate or our Bavarian Bowl Espresso cocktail.

We will be featuring art by Martine Castoro and live music from Addam Chavarria from 8 to 10:30

There will also be complimentary wine tastings from Juggernaut Cabernet and Acinum Prosecco.

(208) 345-9515

Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St

ARTSOURCE GALLERY Holiday Market returns: affordable, unique gifts and cards by Idaho artists. Extended hours 5-9pm on First Thursday December 6th features wine by Indian Creeks, Music by JB Duo, treats by members. Pop in hours: Sundays 12-4:Nov 25-Dec 16. Market runs through Dec.28.

(208) 331-3374

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Artisan Optics

190 N 8th St

We're ending the year with a Trunk Show that is truly a first. A pop-up showroom for 2 exquisite lines. From 1:00pm to 7:00pm you can shop the entire collection of Blac along with Lindberg. Blac is known the world over as the makers of the original carbon fiber eyewear frame...with the patent to prove it! Lindberg hails from Denmark and is recognized as the leader in quality, frame-less eyewear frames. You can even create your own custom Lindberg. That's right...Lindberg will make one frame based on your personal design. Place your special orders during the show at no additional cost. We are in-network with most insurances. Stop by and discover a whole new world of eyewear. You're sure to find what you've been looking for.

(208) 338-0500

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Basque Market

608 W Grove St

Join us for a festive Pintxo bar along with holiday wines. Paella served at 6 pm sharp. Show up early to get a seat.

(208) 433-1208

Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 W Grove St

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House & Sale! 5:30-8:30pm enjoy free admission, guided tours, and live music. We will also have a very special performance by students of Boiseko Ikastola, the only Basque language preschool in the United States! We will also have free pintxos (appetizers) and cider and wine to purchase. If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, everything in the Museum Gift Store will be 10% off (20% if you are a member). You can also purchase a membership for a friend or family member - what a unique holiday gift! Ikusi arte - see you then!

(208) 343-2671

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Boise Art Glass

1124 W Front St

Join us for December's First Thursday event and make your very own ornaments! Enjoy live music, light snacks, and wine tastings as you peruse the gallery and wait for your class to begin! These 30 minute classes allow you to enjoy one-on-one time with our talented instructors and are priced at just $40. Availability is limited and spots fill up quickly so book online or call (208) 345 1825 to schedule your appointment before it's too late!

(208) 345-1825

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CenturyLink

999 W Main St

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION! WE ARE EXCITED TO INVITE YOU TO OUR OHANA GATHERING @ OFFICE EVOLUTION BOISE - Tour Office Evolution and discover how we support entrepreneurs & businesses!

Meet the current featured artist, Gregg Russell and view his Idaho landscape paintings
Browse the executive offices
Try out the drop-in work space
Brainstorm in the boardrooms

REALTOR & AFFILIATE BUSINESSES OPEN HOUSE 3:00-6:00 PM *
COMMUNITY MINGLE EVENT 6:00-8:00 PM

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EXECUTIVE OFFICES, DROP IN WORK SPACE & ALL OUR SERVICES
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.officeevolution.com/locations/boise
ASK US ABOUT OUR GRAND OPENING OFFER - 3 MONTHS FREE

*Catered event, Drawings for good stuff throughout the event. Photo credit: David R Day

More details to be announced. SAVE THE DATE & PLEASE INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES & FRIENDS!

We look forward to meeting you!

Cheers,
Anabel, David & Melissa
Office Evolution Boise

(303) 965-8180

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Crazy Neighbor

1415 W Grove St

Get into a festive mood at Crazy Neighbor, while taking advantage of our great one day SALE: Everything in the store 10% Off with additional discounts up to 40% Off. Treats! Wassail! Open late until 9 pm! Come visit and browse with us

(208) 957-6480

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Donut Daze

160 N 8th St

Free balloons and face painting. Learn to make your own balloon dog! For $1.50: Ice-your-own-donut + small milk. Yum!

208-576-1886

Evermore Prints LLC

780 W Main St

Evermore Prints is very excited to showcase: Rachel Teannalach’s “Portal” project, completed for NNU’s Friesen Gallery. The pieces encompasses a 140 mile radius around the Treasure Valley with 14 large scale landscape paintings. Join us for a viewing of six of these works in downtown Boise. Opening reception first Thursday December 6th, 5-9PM
Cash bar by Press & Pony and light snacks will be served.
www.teannalach.com

(208) 991-3837

FireFusion Studio

1124 W Front St

Join us for an Enameled Ornaments class! Take home a copper ornament, decorated by you with colorful layers of enamel and silver foil. Choose from many holiday shapes! Also create a small enameled tag with a personalized date or stamp! All for only $40! After your class browse our gallery and enjoy free beer and wine samples from Sawtooth Winery along with live music and free catering from Even Stevens. Call (208) 345-1825 opt 2 and reserve your space today!

(208) 345-1825,opt.2

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W Main St

Buy One Pie, Get the Second One for $10

(208) 287-4757

Gallery 601

211 N 10th St

Holiday Open House....Play the "Gift Tree Game" and receive up to 40% off artwork* Fill up on 'stocking stuffers', delight loved ones with sparkling jewelry from Kenya, humor them with artwork by Will Bullas, go wild for wildlife, give the gift of music with Brian Florence or be 'original' with originals from John Horejs, Will Bullas, Cassandra Barney, June Carey, Paul Landry and Robert Aswani.
*some exclusions apply

(208) 336-5899

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The Grove Hotel

245 S Capitol Blvd

Celebrate the season, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks provided by The Grove Hotel, Trillium Restaurant and the Idaho Steelheads.

(208) 333-8000

Idaho Steelheads

233 S Capitol Blvd

COME VISIT THE STEELHEADS HOLIDAY POP UP STORE!! LOCATED IN THE CENTURY LINK ARENA LOBBY.

FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE ON 12/6, FIRST THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN BOISE!!!

GET YOUR STEELHEADS HOCKEY GIFTS FOR THE HOCKEY FAN IN YOUR FAMILY!

OPEN 3PM-8PM

(208) 383-0080

JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)

1000 Myrtle St

This season, we invite you to JUMP-start your holidays by immersing yourself in the beauty, humor, and creativity that gives us reasons to celebrate. Join us for December First Thursday and enjoy live pop-up performances throughout the evening and artwork from our 2018 Curating Curiosity Lobby exhibitions and Gem Center for the Arts.

(208) 639-6610

Liquid Lounge

405 S 8th St

LIQUID LAUGHS has BUY 1 GET 1 FREE comedy tickets for FIRST THURSDAY. There are specials on LOCAL BREWS during the SHOW. The FOOD is FANTASTIC! It comes from SOLID GRILL & BAR. LIQUID does food SPECIALS for FIRST THURSDAY shows! NATIONAL TOURING comedian! Great COMEDY 5 NIGHTS a WEEK!

(208) 287-5379

Office Evolution

999 W Main St #100

JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION! WE ARE EXCITED TO INVITE YOU TO OUR OHANA GATHERING @ OFFICE EVOLUTION BOISE
Tour Office Evolution and discover how we support entrepreneurs & businesses!
• Meet the current featured artists, David R Day and Gregg Russell -view his Idaho landscape paintings
• Browse the executive offices
• Try out the drop-in work space
• Brainstorm in the boardrooms
REALTOR & AFFILIATE BUSINESSES OPEN HOUSE 3:00-6:00 PM *
COMMUNITY MINGLE EVENT 6:00-8:00 PM
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EXECUTIVE OFFICES, DROP IN WORK SPACE & ALL OUR SERVICES
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.officeevolution.com/locations/boise
ASK US ABOUT OUR GRAND OPENING OFFER - 3 MONTHS FREE
*Catered event, Drawings for good stuff throughout the event.
More details to be announced. SAVE THE DATE & PLEASE INVITE YOUR COLLEAGUES & FRIENDS!
Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.We hope you can make it! Cheers, Office Evolution Boise

(208) 501-0002

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The Record Exchange

1105 W Idaho St

River Boise presents Ida Ho Ho Live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 6pm First Thursday, Dec. 6. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

In celebration of the ninth installment of the popular Ida Ho Ho holiday benefit CD series, musicians from this year’s album will perform mini-sets on The Record Exchange stage as a preview of the Ida Ho Ho Benefit Concert Dec. 8 at Visual Arts Collective.

Ida Ho Ho CDs will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from sales of the CDs benefit Women's and Children's Alliance.

Scheduled performers are:

Fulton & Hunt
Red Light Challenge
Ashley Rose Music

Tickets and more info on the Dec. 8 benefit concert:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ida-ho-ho-benefit-concert-tickets-52228394534

ABOUT 'IDA HO HO':

Audio Lab Recording Studios is pleased to announce the 2018 release of "Ida Ho Ho: A Holiday Collection of Idaho Musicians" benefiting The Women’s and Children’s Alliance. The CD has become a yearly top seller at The Record Exchange, with some of Idaho’s best artists contributing their time and talent.

With local musician Steve Fulton serving as producer throughout the series, the album, now in its ninth year, has been a Top 5 seller at The Record Exchange each of the last seven years. As in the past, the album serves up an Idahoan take on Christmas music, showcases established and upcoming local musicians, covers a variety of musical genres, and includes both original holiday songs and unique covers of holiday favorites.

The 2018 album features the art of iconic Idaho artist Ward Hooper. Ward has designed posters for everything from the smallest event to large touring musical acts and has created several of the most recognizable images of Idaho.

“We are so excited and humbled to have been chosen as the beneficiary for proceeds from the Ida Ho Ho CD,” said Bea Black, Executive Director of The Women’s and Children’s Alliance. “What a truly amazing gift, from local Idaho artists to our clients, a gift that will fund the safe shelter and wraparound services they need to break the cycle of domestic violence for themselves and their children.”

(208) 344-8010

Richard's

500 S Capitol Blvd

Happy Hour from 3-8pm on First Thursday in our bar! Selected wines, beer and bartender's whim cocktail $5.00, bar bites starting at $2.50. Other surprise specials from our bartenders!

(208) 472-1463

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Sage Yoga and Wellness

242 N 8th St

Join us for First Thursday featuring Michelle Bliss' most recent work Convergence Our Yoga.

PLUS!
Indian Creek Winery
Pop Up Shops: Earthen Temple + Vuori Clothing
Morning Altars Book Signing
DJ Chakra Khan

(208) 338-5430

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Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St

SOLID GRILL & BAR has LIVE MUSIC, FREE TASTING, FREE APPETIZERS & appetizer SPECIALS on FIRST THURSDAY! SOLID has all your bases covered on FIRST THURSDAY! See ya THURSDAY :)

(208) 345-6620

Downtown Boise Association

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