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First Thursday
Presented by Columbia Bank
February 2, 2023, 5pm - 9pm

 


Treat yourself to a fun night with your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants by browsing the listings below and making a plan to enjoy the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is.

Experience First Thursday!

Visit Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining, live music, family activities 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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MCU Sports

822 W Jefferson St • (208) 342-7734

Shop   Dine   Activity  

Join VOXN, STRETCHLAB & MCU SPORTS for a night out at The Warehouse!

When
Every Thursday in February from 5pm-8pm
Where

The Warehouse Food Hall- 370 S 8th St Boise, ID 83702
What

Get your shopping on: VOXN Clothing will be offering a 20% discount during event hours

Get your stretch on: STRETCHLAB will be offering free assisted stretches and going over the benefits of PNF assisted stretching.

Get your wax on: MCU SPORTS will be offering free on-site ski/snowboard waxes for the first 25 pairs of skis or snowboards (equipment must be in good condition – ie. clean and free of rust or damage).

Once you've waxed, stretched, and shopped... don't forget to dine & drink at one of The Warehouse's ten eateries and two bars!

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Voxn Clothing

778 W Broad St • (208) 392-1112

Shop   Music   Dine   Tasting   Activity  

Join VOXN, STRETCHLAB & MCU SPORTS for a night out at The Warehouse!

When
Every Thursday in February from 5pm-8pm
Where

The Warehouse Food Hall- 370 S 8th St Boise, ID 83702
What

Get your shopping on: VOXN Clothing will be offering a 20% discount during event hours

Get your stretch on: STRETCHLAB will be offering free assisted stretches and going over the benefits of PNF assisted stretching.

Get your wax on: MCU SPORTS will be offering free on-site ski/snowboard waxes for the first 25 pairs of skis or snowboards (equipment must be in good condition – ie. clean and free of rust or damage).

Once you've waxed, stretched, and shopped... don't forget to dine & drink at one of The Warehouse's ten eateries and two bars!

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Boise Contemporary Theater

854 Fulton St • (208) 331-9224

Art   Shop   Activity  

First Thursday Happy Hour: Discounted beer, wine, and tickets are available Thursday, Feb 2, 5-6 pm. Art by Boise artist, educator, and innovator Sue Latta [suelatta.com] will be on display in our lobby for your viewing pleasure while enjoying discounts on tap beers from Payette Brewing Co. and wines from Hayden Beverage. Buy directly from our box office and get $20 tickets to any preview night for Sweat and 20% off tickets to any Sweat performance (excluding opening and closing night). Also available are coffee from Dawson Taylor and treats from The Chocolat Bar, City Peanut Shop, and Blue Hen Cookies. Mingle over discounted drinks, take in Sue Latta's art, and get discounted tickets from our box office to stay for SWEAT by Lynn Nottage which starts at 7:00 pm.

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Meriwether Cider House

224 N 9th St • (208)972-6725

Tasting   Activity  

Join us this 1st Thursday for a fun night of making Valentine's Day cards for all the special peeps in your life! We supply the supplies you supply the creativity and love!
We will also be offering $2 off flights all night and a special "cocktail" made with our bourbon barrel-aged Speakeasy cider!

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios Boise

1511 W Main Street • 208-514-0440

Shop   Music   Activity  

Treat yourself to a fun night in Downtown Boise!

"Swing" in for First Thursday and find out how much fun date night or a night out on the town can be!

Studio Tours: 5pm—9pm
Dance Demos & Newcomer Mini-Group Class @ 7:15pm—8pm

Two Introductory Private Lesson Package available for $75!

No partner? No problem! Our certified instructors are your dance partners!

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Silly Birch

507 W Main St • (208) 344-1889

Music   Dine   Activity  

Happy Hour from 3pm-8pm!

Enjoy a live DJ on Thursday evening!

What bar would be complete without a few games to blow off steam? After you grab a drink, feel free to ask any of our staff to borrow a pool cue or set of darts and play away!

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View Free Public Art at Freak Alley Gallery (F.A.G)

Alley: 8th & 9th and Bannock & Idaho St •

Art   Activity  

Freak Alley Gallery aka F.A.G is the Northwest's Largest Open-Air, Multi-artist Mural Gallery, located between 8th and 9th street and Bannock and Idaho in Downtown Boise.

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City of Boise Department of Arts & History

150 N Capitol Blvd • (208) 608-7050

Activity  

Join us in-person or virtually for an uplifting exploration through storytelling and images of the places and spaces throughout Idaho where LGBTQ+ people have built and shaped their lives. While the assumption exists that if one wants to be out in Idaho, one must come to Boise, Dr. Lisa McClain, Professor of History and Gender Studies at Boise State University, along with graduate student and teaching assistant Rachel Taylor, describe this community’s journey from the 1970s onward, examining where they stayed, came home to, traveled through, created, or used temporarily to find one another, building community in many places within the Gem State.

These free, hour-long events take place at 6 p.m. (MT) in-person in the Maryanne Jordan Council Chambers at Boise City Hall and virtually over ZOOM with automated live subtitles. Pre-registration is required to join virtually. Cash bar available for in-person guests. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the virtual events at www.boiseartsandhistory.org/learn/fettuccine-forum.

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StretchLab

119 Broadway Ave • (208) 383-4810

Shop   Dine   Activity  

Join VOXN, STRETCHLAB & MCU SPORTS for a night out at The Warehouse!

When
Every Thursday in February from 5pm-8pm
Where

The Warehouse Food Hall- 370 S 8th St Boise, ID 83702
What

Get your shopping on: VOXN Clothing will be offering a 20% discount during event hours

Get your stretch on: STRETCHLAB will be offering free assisted stretches and going over the benefits of PNF assisted stretching.

Get your wax on: MCU SPORTS will be offering free on-site ski/snowboard waxes for the first 25 pairs of skis or snowboards (equipment must be in good condition – ie. clean and free of rust or damage).

Once you've waxed, stretched, and shopped... don't forget to dine & drink at one of The Warehouse's ten eateries and two bars!

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Art In The Alaska Center by Chi E Shenam Westin New Painting on Aluminum & Copper

1020 Main St • 208-440-2107

Art   Activity  

New body of works: Skies of Idaho and Night in the West- a nocturne study of the mountains and deserts of the West. I will have a sky-wall of paintings. High mountain Aspens on metal.

I'll be doing live painting during the event.

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