First Thursday - Jun 7, 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.

Seasonal roving entertainment sponsored by:

The Alaska Center

1020 W Main St

Art in the Alaska Center:

- Allan Ansell: Open studio, complimentary portraits. Come see the "Faces of Boise" wall of portraits!
- Radio Boise: Open house
- LaNeige Bridal and Tux
- Joseph Pacheco: Original pen & ink drawings and stippling.

American Clothing Gallery

100 N 8th St

Boot Trunk Show

(208) 433-0872

Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St

Anne Watson –Sorensen
Artist of the Month

Award winner watercolorist and teacher, Anne brings her graceful and talented work to the forefront

Reception June 7th 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music by Wayne White, Wine by Indian Creeks, snacks by ASG.

(208) 331-3374

Artisan Optics

190 N 8th St

It happens but once a year. The Theo eyewear pop-up showroom. Shop the entire collection! Boldly Belgian, Theo eyewear is recognized as both whimsical and cosmopolitan with a cornucopia of color and unexpected shapes. Remember, life is too short to wear boring eyewear. Stop by 1:00 to 8:00pm and discover a whole new world of eyewear. In-network with most insurances. Eye exams available.

(208) 338-0500

Barbarian Brewing

1022 W Main St

Swing by Barbarian to try the 2018 release of Ragnarok, a barrel aged red sour with peaches. Available on draft and in 500ml bottles. Ragnarok** 9%. Ragnarok is Old Norse for "Fate of the gods." Vikings believed that this would be the end of times and after great battles and natural disasters, the world would be submerged in water. Ragnarok is our mixed culture red sour base aged in various barrels for one year and given a final rest with peaches. The result is a complex fruity, funky sour beer to be enjoyed now or aged for years to come.


Boise Art Glass

1124 W Front St

For June's First Thursday, we will be creating terrariums! Join us for light snacks and drinks, while you wander around the gallery and wait for your class to begin! Then, enjoy thirty minutes in the hot shop with one of our talented instructors as they take you through glassblowing, and help you create your own little work of art! Once you have finished creating your terrarium we will need to keep them overnight, make any finishing touches, and once they are ready we will allow you to come pick them up!
Classes are priced at $40. Only one person may participate at a time. That means one slot will need to be reserved for person who would like to blow glass. Book online at or call (208) 345 1825 and reserve your spot over the phone!
Plants are not included in this class.

(208) 345-1825


414 W Main St

Dragonfly is having a sidewalk SALE with bargains for everyone. Join us for a complimentary glass of wine First Thursady from 5 until 9

(208) 338-9234

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W Main St

Buy one regular pie, get the 2nd for $10 on First Thursday at Flatbread. We are also offering 20% off bottles of wine!

(208) 287-4757

Go Out Local

106 N 6th St

Come Join us for our second annual Block Party in historic Old Boise! Enjoy live music by Addam Chavarria and sing like a rock star with Rockioke and their full band! Great food by and beer by Wiseguys Pizza and Wine tastings by City Center Wines! Keep walking the block for some of the best local shops in downtown and check out the local historic Pioneer tent building. Finally, stop by the rock wall for a view from the top!

(208) 871-5871

JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)

1000 Myrtle St

Join us for a free screening of Two Trains Running with World Village on First Thursday, June 7th from 6-8 PM. A tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians that offers a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America.

(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

The Mixing Bowl

216 N 9th St

Summ Summ Summertime!! This month we have fine artist, Beth Suter, of Beth Suter Art popping up at the shop. She will have her colorful watercolor prints, along with cards and vinyl Idaho stickers that will make great gifts for Dads. We will also have a Shun knife demo and feature KAI (Shun's sister) Pro series knives an their awesome new electric knife sharpener.

(208) 345-6025

The Mode Lounge

800 W Idaho St

Human BE-ing is a mixed-media sensory experience created by Briana Beford and Melissa Nodzu that explores taste, touch, sight, smell and intuition. It is built on the backbone of their local craft bitters company, Ione.

(208) 342-6633

Olivin Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

218 N 9th St

Grilling season is here. We will be sampling Rosemary Garlic Chicken n Green Beans. Of course we will be introducing new flavors of Balsamic for our mocktails and some Butter oil popcorn. Please note we will Not be able to refill bottles that night. We ask that you bring your refills in during the week when we can attend to them properly. Much appreciated.

(208) 344-0306

The Record Exchange

1105 W Idaho St

Join us First Thursday, June 7 (5-9 p.m.) for Radio Boise Night at The Record Exchange!

Hear DJ sets from Radio Boise programmers, enjoy free beer courtesy of Woodland Empire Ale Craft (21+ with valid I.D.) and help us raise money for KRBX by shopping the RX — a portion of store sales during the event will be donated to Radio Boise (you’ll also be able to make a direct donation to the station).

Put faces behind the names of Radio Boise DJs and get a taste of what they play during this special First Thursday fundraising event. We’re handing over the store hi-fi for the evening and several KRBX DJs will spin music from their programs while you shop — the more you spend, the more you help us support Radio Boise and help them get their antenna on Owyhee Ridge fixed!

We’ll also have raffles with Radio Boise merch, vinyl and more in between the DJ sets!

(208) 344-8010


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

Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St


(208) 345-6620

Superb Sushi

280 N 8th St

Come on down and enjoy a sample of our amazing in house Smoked Salmon and wash it down with either a white or red wine sample as well! 6-8 PM. This is a free event! We are located below Wild Root Cafe, corner of 8th and Bannock streets. 280 N 8th st, suite #104. 208-385-0123.

(208) 385-0123

Ward Hooper Gallery & Vintage Swank

745 W Idaho St

Please join us for 25% off all existing wall art and 15% off any art order over $100.

(208) 866-4627

Zee's Rooftop Cafe

250 S 5th St

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! First Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 5p-9p Dinner menu, drinks, music. Amazing views of the city from the patio. Kids welcome. Gary Tackett Sr. will be on the patio from 6-8p. FREE PARKING (no permit needed) in the CW Moore Plaza Parking lot

(208) 381-0034