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.
- Art Source Gallery
1015 W Main St
BOSCO SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION
Each BOSCO artist has selected a small work to exhibit. Watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber and other sculptural media will be shown in a variety of styles. Reception Sept 6. 6-9 Music: Wayne White, Indian Creeks Winery, snacks by ASG.
- Artisan Optics
190 N 8th St
This trunk show is really special. We are featuring Bevel eyewear. One of very few United States based frame companies in existence today. Bevel is well suited for those who desire a professional look that is timeless and free of distracting logos. Bevel is also one of the few eyewear companies dedicated to producing petite fitting frames - perfect for both men and women with smaller faces. Special orders may be placed during the show at no additional cost. Need a new prescription? Not a problem. Eye exams are available with our doctors. We are in-network with most insurances. Stop by and check out the selection. You're sure to find what you've been looking for.
- Basque Museum & Cultural Center
611 W Grove St
Join us for free admission 5:30-8:30pm, guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga restored boarding house, and live music! Featured exhibit this month is Estereoskopiko, 100 year old photos in 3D of the Basque Country - you don't want to miss it!
132 N 8th St
Experience the feeling of self pour beer. Sip or fill your glass for $5 and you can get a small pizza for $5. Come make some POUR decisions.
- Donut Daze
160 N 8th St
Stop by anytime after 5pm and receive this deal: Three chicken strips and a coleslaw or small fry for $4! Also try a free sample of one of our fall-themed donuts!
- Evermore Prints LLC
780 W Main St
Please join us as we present Mark McGinnis' new series': Untitled Paintings, Untitled Small Sculpture, and Small, Imperfect, Impermanent. The complementary series were created simultaneously drawing from Mark's breadth of knowledge and experience. All works displayed will be offered on a sliding scale, an innovative pricing structure Mark developed to make original artwork more accessible to all. Light snacks and drinks by Press and Pony will be served.
- Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
800 W Main St
Buy one pie, get the second for $10 at Flatbread on First Thursday!
We also offer 20% off bottles of wine!
- Goldy's Corner
625 W Main St
Goldy’s Corner will have an Open Mix, bakery items, and 1/2 off all mimosas, wine, beer, and our other alcoholic items. We’ll be showing art and handmade jewelry, soaps, and other local goods.
- Kingsmen Grooming Co. LLC
404 S 8th St
Guys Night Out 20% of all Haircuts, Straight Razor Shaves and Beard Treatments. * Complimentary neck shaves and wine tastings*
- 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!
- McU Sports
822 W Jefferson St
Join us for the summer clearance sale and 2018/2019 winter pre view of snowboard and ski gear. New stuff arriving daily. Come in for the great deals of summer - help us make room for winter.
- The Mode Lounge
800 W Idaho St
Live music from the Pearsnaps! Portland Artist Theo Holdt's work is up and looking great. Try a sample sneak peek from our upcoming fall menu...
- Rediscovered Bookshop
180 N 8th St
Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
Epic Reads is coming to Rediscovered Books! Join us for a chance to meet and speak with Sara Raasch, Katherine McGee and Kendare Blake at a fun and unique event. There will be exclusive merch and lively conversation!
--One Book Ticket:$18 (includes 1 admission to the event and one book from featured title list)
--Three Book Ticket $45 (includes 1 admission to the event and three books from the featured title list)
- Two Dark Reigns
- The Towering Sky
- These Rebel Waves
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!
- 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 :)
- The Flicks
646 Fulton St
The Teal Chair, 5:00, September 6, $10
Filmed by high school students, this documentary intertwines a thread of insights into what makes us uniquely human. People from all walks of life and generations, ranging in ages 102 to 8, reflect how limited time would affect the importance of living today. If you knew you had limited time…. what would you do?
Nominated for the 2018 Sun Valley Film Festival- Future Filmmakers Forum