First Thursday - March 5, 2020 | 5-9pm

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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 below for individual hours and details.

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Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St • (208) 331-3374

Art   Music   Tasting  

Betty Hayzlett ARTIST OF THE MONTH has worked in fiber since she was a girl making doll clothes, and as a college undergraduate, earned a degree in art; but it was a BSU weaving class plus a BAM felting workshop that brought her to what she is creating now. Using primarily hand-made felt, incorporating other media and processes, her current work combines fiber with wood in all its incarnations, from twigs, roots, and slices of trees. See it during in March at Art source Gallery. Artist reception: March 5 from 6 to 9 pm. Wine: Indian Creeks, Music: Wayne White, snacks: ASG.

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Cactus Bar Boise

517 W Main St • (208) 342-9732

It's First Thursday again at the Cactus which means BINGO!! Come on down to our FREE bingo event! Grab a friend or bring the whole family for a chance to win some really cool prizes. You could win a bar tab, maybe some free pizza, or even a growler from a local brewery with a free fill! Many more prizes to choose from and it changes every time! Come on down, have a drink, and meet some new friends.

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Capitol Contemporary Gallery

451 S Capitol Blvd • 208-384-9159

Art   Tasting  

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a new show titled Land & Body, presenting oil
paintings by Karen Eastman and cut paper collages by Lorelle Rau. Eastman’s paintings reference the
grace of the female form, and Rau’s work abstracts the mountain landscape and presents it in striated
form. The opening reception will be on First Thursday, March 5th, from 5-9 pm featuring wine by Coiled
Wines. The show is free and open to the public and will run through March 30th.

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City of Boise Department of Arts & History

150 N Capitol Blvd • (208) 608-7050

Art  

Join us for the March 5 Fettuccine Forum, where Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, Executive Vice President and Provost at Idaho State University, will explore the interplay of national politics, rural voters, and suffrage activist in-fighting in the passage of women's suffrage in the State of Idaho. Idaho was one of the first states to grant women the right to vote, but the reasons behind that early woman suffrage success may surprise you.

Maryanne Jordan Council Chambers, Third Floor
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

In 2020, the Boise City Department of Arts & History leads the City’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This year-long series of programs and events includes a special trio of Fettuccine Forums, Suffrage and Citizenship: 100 Years of History.

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Cole Architects PLLC

1008 W Main St • (208) 345-1800

Cole Architects Celebrating 25 Years
Please join us for an open house celebrating Cole Architects' 25-year anniversary.

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District Coffee House

219 N 10th St • (208) 343-1089

Art   Music  

Join us March 5th, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 9 pm for a night of live local music, art and new seasonal drinks to kick off Spring!
Featuring:
Ashley Dreyfus
https://www.instagram.com/dreyfus.art/
The Trees The Trees
http://www.thetreesthetrees.com/our-music.html
Gail
https://www.instagram.com/officialgailmusic/
Lee Collective
https://www.instagram.com/lee.collective/
Amy Bramante
https://www.instagram.com/lee.collective/
Pansy and Petal
https://www.instagram.com/pansyandpetal/
*this event is FREE

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Edge Pub on 10th

205 N 10th St • 208-972-5900

Art   Dine   Tasting  

We invite the community to come sample our beer selection and enjoy $3 pints (6pm-10pm) while experiencing the creative compositions available for purchase, as well as a meet and greet, with a new artist release each first Thursday of the month.

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El Korah Shriners

1118 W Idaho St • (208) 343-0571

Art   Dine  

Ever want to know a little bit of Idaho Shriner history?
Well on the 1st Thursday of the month we hold guided tours of El Korah and the history related to it. From our murals to the building to the great men that help shape not only the Shrine but Idaho in general.
Tours start at 5:00 pm afterwards enjoy dinner at Brother Brown's BBQ and drinks at the Oasis.

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Evermore Prints LLC

780 W Main St • (208) 991-3837

Art   Tasting  

We're Back! Come kick off what is sure to be a great series of First Thursdays with Rachel Teannalach's show: Cycle
Rachel Teannalach creates contemporary landscape paintings that are intimately tied to place and season. This collection of works spans the four seasons with images of Idaho and the West. Teannalach is known for her bold, expressive brushstrokes that evoke the feel of the places she paints. Her work was recently selected for Boise Art Museum’s 2020 Triennial.
Libations by Press and Pony - Light snacks

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Gallery 601 on The Grove

245 S Capitol Blvd • (208) 336-5899

Art   Shop   Tasting  

Spring Thaw...We're celebrating 'Spring' a little early this year. Stop by for a full exhibition and sale of the artwork of floral photographer Mo Devlin. March 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 in the Grove Hotel Library. Normally frozen water would not be the ideal way to keep these floral beauties, but Mo did it anyway. Creating a very unique and artistic design to hang on your wall. From the impurities in the water to the individual flowers and produce themselves, these works of art give you that splash of color and somewhat abstract feel that many are looking for.
Take 50% off the regular retail. *Limited to supplies on hand.
Enjoy 'Happy Hour' with wine and beer from the Grove Hotel Bar and snacks from Trillium.

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High Note Cafe

225 N 5th St • (208) 429-1911

Art   Music   Dine  

Live music at 7pm by Megan Nelson, $2 specialty mimosas all day, and a $1.50 street taco happy hour from 6-9pm.
We also feature local art for sale on our community walls.

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Idaho State Museum

610 N Julia Davis Dr • (208) 334-2120

Art   Shop  

Enjoy free admission from 5 PM - 8 PM at the Idaho State Museum for First Thursday in March!

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JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)

1000 Myrtle St • (208) 639-6610

Art   Music  

Kick on your Illumibrate spirit a day early at March First Thursday! Bling out costume accessories for the big night, crush some crafts related to this year's theme, and get a taste of what this year's light and color festival has to offer! Watch Illumibrate exhibits begin to take shape in the Lobby & the Light Lawn and belt your heart out at karaoke all evening long.
March 5th, 5-9pm. Free and all ages!”

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Liquid Laughs

405 S 8th St • (208) 941-2459

Art   Dine  

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!

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Lunatic Fringe Salon

874 W Broad St • (208) 955-0400

Shop   Tasting  

Join us from 5pm-8pm March 5th at Lunatic Fringe in Bodo 874 W. Broad St.
We will be introducing our incredible makeup line Jane Iredale, with complementary foundation matching and 5 minute makeup touch ups, hair consultations, along with Lost Grove Brewing tastings and The Kula Connection plant based cheese appetizers(cheese will be available for purchase). What more could you want? Come drink, eat and get beautiful!!!!

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Mai Thai Restaurant & Bar

750 W Idaho St • (208) 344-8424

Dine  

Vegan Happy hour for 2 for 1 Vegan craft cocktail, special Vegan appetizer.

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Meriwether Cider House

224 9th St • 208-972-6725

Art   Tasting  

Join us on First Thursday for a sneak peek of Storyfort. Meriwether is hosting live readings from Storyfort authors beginning at 6 in the loft of the Cider House.
There will also be special cider and Arno chocolate flights available on a first come first serve basis...

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The North Face

802 W Idaho St • (208) 331-9790

Shop  

Stop into The North Face during First Thursday to check out what we've got in store for you!

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The Owyhee

1109 W Main St • (208) 343-4611

Art   Music   Tasting  

Join the Duck Club team for March 2020 First Thursday Art & Music Showcase on March 5th at The Owyhee. Music and art curated by Trópico 208.
Featuring music by Lobo Lara, Irvin Brown Music and K-Scheff.
Featuring art by Lupe Galvan, Carly Jackson, Bobby Gaytan, Sara Esquivel, Migel Delgado, Angel Ramirez
FREE! ALL AGES! Complimentary food while it lasts.
EARLY SHOW: music goes only from 5:30pm till 8:30pm!
Free!
All-ages!!

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Paddles Up Poke

237 N 9th St • (208) 412-5581

Art   Music   Dine   Tasting  

Free beer First Thursday is back! Paddles Up will be kicking off their Free Beer First Thursday on March 5, 2020 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm. We will have live music, local vendors and artists, plus FREE BEER of your choice with purchase of our award winning poké bowls or sushi burritos. We will also be giving away Idaho Steelheads tickets, gift cards, and other giveaways!

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Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St • (208) 345-6620

Music   Dine   Tasting  

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 :)

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Water Bear Bar

350 N 9th St • 208-514-2546

This month’s First Thursday beneficiary is the Ballet Idaho! We will be donating $3 from every Old Fashioned of the Day sold on Thursday March 5th from 4pm-close to their cause.
Ballet Idaho is enriching lives through dance, creating inspiring experiences
through performance and education. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community. Be sure to check out their upcoming performance, Light/Dark! A series of classical and contemporary pieces exploring the use of illumination and shadow both in mood and design.
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First Thursdays at Water Bear | we choose a different local non-profit to feature every month, and on the First Thursday we donate $3 from every Old Fashioned of the Day sold to the featured organization.

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