First Thursday - Oct 5, 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!

March through Septmber, find live jazz band, Rippin' Brass, roving through Downtown Boise on First Thursday!

Seasonal roving entertainment sponsored by:

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 with new paintings of Shoshone Falls
* Judson Cottrell: Fractal art in 3D
* La Neige Bridal and Tux: Open tonight!

Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St

“Tondo: Night & Day” October's Spherical Exhibition by Lauren T Kistner
In a narrative derived from experiences, mistakes, and possibilities; her creative act is merely to set the paintings in motion. What better way than on a shape that rocks, but mostly rolls?

Please join us for the reception on October 5th 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Music by Wayne White, wine by Indian Creek along with great hors d'oeuvres!

(208) 331-3374

Artisan Optics

190 N 8th St

Looking for a new pair of glasses? You won't want to miss our fall Face A Face Trunk Show and popup showroom - First Thursday 1 to 8pm. Face A Face eyewear is far from standardized fashion diktats and conformist trends, drawing its inspiration from the sources of modern art, architecture and contemporary design. In-network with most insurances. Special pricing on prescription lenses during the show. See store for details.

(208) 338-0500

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Ava Rae Boutique

755 W Broad St

Join us for our Harvest Hobnob and let us get your wardrobe ready for Fall. We will have exclusive giveaways from other local businesses that will be "popping" up shop that night as well. Head over to the events page for more information.

(208) 576-6881

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BACON

121 N 9th St

FIRST THURSDAY

Please join us for our
BACON LATER! 1st Thursday Happy Hour 5-7pm
(House Cocktails, Wells & Wines $5, Taps $3.50, Bottled Beers $2.50) Checkout our new "Bar Starters Menu", plus we'll be passin around the "Jug a Bacon" (FREE BACON? Yes!!!)
...BACON ain't just for breakfast!!!!

(208) 387-3553

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BACON

121 N 9th St

FIRST THURSDAY

Please join us for our
BACON LATER! 1st Thursday Happy Hour 5-7pm
(House Cocktails, Wells & Wines $5, Taps $3.50, Bottled Beers $2.50) Checkout our new "Bar Starters Menu", plus we'll be passin around the "Jug a Bacon" (FREE BACON? Yes!!!)
...BACON ain't just for breakfast!!!!

(208) 387-3553

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Boise Art Museum

670 S Julia Davis Dr

BAM offers extended hours on First Thursday (10am-8pm). Admission by donation. From 4–7pm visit with local artists and watch demonstrations as part of a special Preview Night for BOSCO’s Open Studio Weekend. Then create your own work of art.

(208) 345-8330

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Boise Boba

212 N 9th St

Boise Boba is locally owned and operated. We are a new startup business, and we are one of the only exclusive Boba/Bubble teashops in the valley. We are providing the best quality Boba Tea and the best Boba experience in the valley. We are serving our teas in a relaxed modern atmosphere. Come check out our new Fall menu and new drinks. we will offer samples and 25 % off all drinks.

(208) 805-7770

Boise Creative Center

1204 W Front St

4 YEARS!!! We are celebrating our 4 year anniversary! Live music provided by Beet Truck Productions. Come check out our new gallery displays. Bring the kids and let them paint on one of our interactive canvasses. Enter to win tickets to one of our Friday night paint parties.
Come celebrate with us!

(208) 371-9697

City of Boise Department of Arts & History

150 N Capitol Blvd

Join us for this month's Fettuccine Forum when Dr. Sarah Phillips, Associate Professor of History at Boston University, shares her insights into how President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal policies shaped the American West.

(208) 433-5670

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Crazy Neighbor

1415 W Grove St

"Day of the Dead" Make up Demo with make up artist Danyale Cook, 5pm-7pm. Danyale has been in the hair and makeup industry for over 18 years and is an active member of Local IATSE 488. She spent 5 years as the Hair and Makeup Department Manager at Seattle Opera and is currently a designer and makeup artist for Opera Idaho.

(208) 957-6480

Eureka!

800 W Idaho St

Join us on October 5th for FREE Whiskey Tastings and Education. We will have whiskey reps and our managers on site to talk you through your tasting. We will also be making a special cocktail for that evening showcasing the spirits you will be tasting. Event starts at 4 pm.

(208) 286-4410

FireFusion Studio

1124 W Front St

Stamping, Texturing, and Transparent Enamel Class

2 hour group class $40 per person

Make up to 2 pendants, bracelets, pins, magnets or winestopper tops!

In this class you’ll experience an exciting and engaging atmosphere while you learn metal stamping and textural techniques with brilliant transparent glass enamel.

Please call to schedule ahead of time.

What you’ll take home with you
• Up to two copper enamel pieces you make in class.
• A wealth of knowledge and the spark to take your jewelry making and new enameling skills to the next level.

*Note: All the tools and equipment are provided for use in this class.

(208) 345-1825

Flicks

646 Fulton St

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. Written and directed by James Redford, this award winning documentary is unrated. Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door. Open to the Public-Presented by Idaho School Counseling Conference.

(208) 342-4222

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Flying M Coffeehouse

500 W Idaho St

We are thrilled to welcome back Minerva Jane for her second art show, "Among the Stars". A series of irreverent and fanciful self-portraits and celebrity portraits. She is currently working in ink, colored pencil, and marker. Come check it out!

(208) 345-4320

Foot Dynamics

1021 W Main St

See the latest selection of Birkenstock Boston Clogs. Starting at 4:00pm, every try-on will be entered to win a free pair and every pair sold receives a Gift with Purchase (while supplies last). And back by popular demand, an Irish Music Session will be playing in our alcove starting at 6:00pm!

(208) 386-3338

Gallery 601

211 N 10th St

The Idaho I Love, with Idaho artist John Horejs. A sale and exhibition of new and amazing originals, created by John just for this show will be on display. New Idaho Landscapes, Florals and Abstracts, all sure to impress. Stop by and visit with John and his wife Elaine.

(208) 336-5899

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JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)

1000 Myrtle St

JUMP has partnered with Idaho Virtual Reality Council for the annual VR BASH! It's FREE!
Plus, explore JUMP, see our antique tractor collection, and enjoy snacks and stunning views on The Deck!

(208) 639-6610

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KEYSTONE Station

222 N 9th St

Join us for First Thursday and enjoy beer samples from County Line Brewing!

(208) 331-7806

Liquid Lounge

405 S 8th St

LIQUID LAUGHS DOES 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! LIQUID DOES FOOD SPECIALS FOR FIRST THURSDAY SHOWS! NATIONAL TOURING COMEDIANS! GREAT COMEDY 5 NIGHTS A WEEK...

(208) 287-5379

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Liquid Lounge

405 S 8th St

LIQUID LAUGHS DOES 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! LIQUID DOES FOOD SPECIALS FOR FIRST THURSDAY SHOWS! NATIONAL TOURING COMEDIANS! GREAT COMEDY 5 NIGHTS A WEEK...

(208) 287-5379

McU Sports

822 W Jefferson St

Earn McU Bucks now thru Nov 20th. Receive $10 dollars per $100 spent on non-sale merchandise (pre Tax Dollar) exclusions may apply.
Come on in and see what is new for the winter season from bikes to ski gear and wear, footwear and more. see you soon!

(208) 342-7734

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Meraki Greek Street Food

345 S 8th St

You don't want to miss this First Thursday with a Tap Takeover from Payette Brewing Co! From 5-9pm come hang out with us and enjoy amazing beers from one of the best local breweries in Idaho. Drink Specials, giveaways, live music and a secret line-up make Meraki Greek Street Food the place to be this First Thursday.

(208) 639-1693

Meraki Greek Street Food

345 S 8th St

Payette Night at Meraki Greek Street Food!
The team from Payette Brewing will be in house from 6-8pm. There will be swag giveaways, mixed packs of Payette cans To-Go for only $7.99 and some specialty brews on draft! Not to mention, Live Music and Happy Hour Pricing on Beer and ALL NIGHT LONG.

(208) 639-1693

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Mixed Greens | Modern Gifts

213 N 9th St

We're teaming up with our friends at Paddles Up Poke to bring you a fun evening with, beer, wine, food, music, and local art. Edge Brewing, Powderhaus Brewing, Split Rail Winery, MFT BBQ, The STIL, Bucksnort, Red Light Challenge, Hello Cherie Designs and Idaho Adventure Art. Don't miss it!

(208) 344-1605

The Mixing Bowl

216 N 9th St

Come see the results of "hole in the wall" and celebrate the Gourmet Kitchen Duo on 9th Street. Lotsa fun planned so please stop by and join us.

(208) 345-6025

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Olivin Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

218 N 9th St

Come see the results of the "Hole in the Wall" at the Gourmet Kitchen Duo on 9th Street. Stop by and join in the fun.

(208) 344-0306

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The Owyhee

1109 W Main St

(208) 343-4611

Payette Brewing Company

733 S Pioneer Street

Join The Nature Conservancy in Idaho and Payette Brewing Co. for First Thursday on Oct. 5th to kick off OktoberForest — a month-long campaign with The Nature Conservancy to make beer fans aware of the critical link between the health of America’s forests and beer’s main ingredient — water! Stop by for some forest trivia, brews and a chance to win some TNC swag.

(208) 344-0011

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R. Grey Jewelry Gallery

415 S 8th St

R. Grey Gallery is having a trunk show with artist Barbara Heinrich. The trunk show will begin on Wednesday, October 4th through Saturday, October 7th. Meet the Artist Wednesday, October 4th.
Be sure to stop by and sign up for the Barbara Heinrich Trunk Show Drawing, starting today!
We will be having a giveaway at the trunk show for $150.00 gift certificate towards a piece of Barbara Heinrich. The Gift Certificate will expire October 25th, 2017. Only Eligible on Barbara Heinrich Jewelry.

(208) 385-9337

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The Record Exchange

1105 W Idaho St

Join us on First Thursday, Oct 5 (5-9pm) for The Record Exchange 40th Anniversary Staff Reunion and Customer Appreciation Party!

We're rounding up former employees for a special evening celebrating the first four decades of The Record Exchange (1977-2017). Guest alumni emcees Tim Johnstone and Will Spearman will take us on a long, strange trip down memory lane during a Q&A session at 6:30pm.

As a thank you to our customers, we're offering free Payette Brewing Co. and 40% off used music/video (individual items $40 or lower) during the party (5-9pm). We'll have a ton of giveaways and raffle prizes, too!

(208) 344-8010

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Sage Yoga and Wellness

242 N 8th St

Jane Smith presents Just-A-Doodle sketches. Indian Creek Winery. Sage Yoga 200 + 300 Hour Teacher Training Info Night at 6 pm.

(208) 338-5430

SHIFT Boutique

807 W Bannock St

Join us for First Thursday and enjoy samples from Spoonthumb Ice Cream!

(208) 331-7806

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

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Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St

LIQUID LAUGHS DOES 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! LIQUID DOES FOOD SPECIALS FOR FIRST THURSDAY SHOWS! NATIONAL TOURING COMEDIANS! GREAT COMEDY 5 NIGHTS A WEEK...

(208) 345-6620

Superb Sushi

280 N 8th St

Come on down and sample our in house Smoked Salmon and sample some great wine! FREE! Also we are offering UNLIMITED dollar nigiri with the purchase of ANY roll all night long! 280 N 8th st, suite 104, lower level of the Idaho Building. 208-385-0123. 6-8pm.

(208) 385-0123

Trader Joe's

300 S Capitol Blvd

Pump up your taste buds with Pumpkinpalooza! You like pumpkin, well we've got it! Its that time of year and Trader Joe's has all the fall fixings you could possibly want. Come on in for a festive tasting of food and beverage!

(208) 336-7282

Downtown Boise Association

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