First Thursday - Apr 4, 2019

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

-New Photographer in The Alaska Center! The Leap Photography studio is opening to the public on April First Thursday from 5pm-8pm. Stop in, tour the studio and browse through Leap Photography's work. Albums, prints and specialty items such as greeting cards and magnets will be on display and available for purchase. This is a great time to meet our photographer, Brenda Leap. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and say hello.
-Chi E. Shenam Westin: New beautiful oil paintings of aspens on metals. Hand-painted gifts & wine glasses and coloring books for adults! I will be showing my final painting of the cliffs of the Boise River.
-Joseph Panchico: Hand-painted mandalas. Handmade cards and pen & ink drawings and prints of hearts, flowers, butterflies and more!
-Allan Ansell: Check out the photos of the bands from Treefort Music Fest! Complimentary portraits for families, couples, and individuals.

Art Source Gallery

1015 W Main St

“We Art Women” Juried Exhibition at Art Source Gallery’s long-standing fundraising event for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Music by JB Duo, Wine by Indian Creek Winery, snacks by ASG members. Exhibit runs through March.

(208) 331-3374

Artisan Optics

190 N 8th St

Join us for the annual Mykita Pop-Up Showroom event - 1 day only - First Thursday, April 4th. The entire collection of eyewear and sunglasses will be in-store 1 - 7pm. Choose from everything Mykita has to offer. Special orders welcome during show hours. This is German engineering at its best - lightweight and durable eyewear that is sure to please. We invite you to schedule an eye exam with our doctor, or bring in your current prescription. We are in-network with most insurances.

(208) 338-0500

Basque Museum & Cultural Center

611 W Grove St

Join us for First Thursday - the last one before Estereoskopiko and Abertzaleak: Patriots - Sacrifice and Honor is taken down and replaced with Inner Strength. You will want to see them before they do away! We will have free admission 5:30-8:30pm, guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House, and live music.

(208) 343-2671

Boise State Bronco Shop - City Center

777 W Main St

Come join us for the latest fashion craze and rep Champion at a great deal!
*25% off Champion Apparel
*Idaho Happy Camper Mug only $4.99
*Valid all day Thursday April 4, City Center Bronco Shop only.
*Open extended hours until 9 pm.

(208) 426-4648

Buffalo Wild Wings

777 W Main St

Sawtooth Brewery will be coming in to showcase their amazing local beers and doing a tap takeover as well as will be on hand doing giveaways and prizes

(208) 429-6355

Capital City Public Market

910 W Main St

First Thursday at JUMP. Join the Capital City Public Market for an outdoor pop up Market @ Pioneer Path.

(208) 345-3499

Capitol Contemporary Gallery April Exhibition

451 S Capitol Blvd

Capitol Contemporary Gallery is excited to announce two new shows for exhibition in April, The Nature of Patterns with work by Connie Wood, and Continuity with work by Karen Eastman. Both shows will have an opening reception on First Thursday, April 4th, from 5-9 pm and run through the month of April.


The Chocolat Bar

805 W Bannock St

The Chocolat Bar is hosting Sockeye Brewery for a brand new pairing of chocolate and beer! Stop in to say “hi” and taste just how good chocolate and beer can be.

(208) 338-7771

Cole Architects PLLC

1008 W Main St

Cole Architects is an architecture firm that specializes in both commercial and residential projects as well as master planning, renovation and interior design. Come check out our space, meet the design team and see what we've been working on! We will be showcasing work from local artist, MaLynda Poulsen, as well as partnering with an Idaho Brewer in honor of Idaho Craft Beer Month!

(208) 345-1800

District Coffee House

219 N 10th St

Come join Figgy and The District for an April First Thursday Night Market Pop-Up Fest!
*Edible Cookie Dough Dessert Bar!
*Stylized Polaroid Photo Booth
*Local Florist Made to Order Bouquets!
*And more to come!

(208) 343-1089

Donut Daze

160 N 8th St

$2 for a DIY donut and small milk. That is, you get to ice your own donut! Free balloon animals and face painting as well. Join us!


El Korah Shrine

1118 W Idaho St

The El Korah Shriners are in the process of restoring their magnificent Ballroom.
You are invited to visit our 104 year old building for a guided tour and to see our wonderful murals painted by the famous stage drop and sign painter Harry Hoffgarten of Boise, Idaho.
The Oasis will be open downstairs for our visitors.

(208) 343-0571


800 W Idaho St

Iron Horse Brewery from Ellensberg, WA will be in the house pouring complimentary beer tastings from 5-8. Don't miss out on your chance to discover the critically acclaimed Irish Death!

(208) 286-4410

Evermore Prints LLC

780 W Main St

Zoning Out - The sate of complete unfocused consciousness. Seeing without clarity in a blurred state of deep relaxation. Join us in welcoming back Toby Davis and his new body of work First Thursday April 4th from 5-9PM. We are excited to share this unique approach to our everyday landscape. Light snacks and libations from Press & Pony, see you there!

(208) 991-3837

Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

800 W Main St

Buy One Pie, Get the Second One for $10

(208) 287-4757

Gallery 601 on The Grove

245 S Capitol Blvd

New Location - New Artist! Not only have we moved our gallery, we've partnered up with The Grove Hotel for First Thursdays! Join us at The Grove Hotel Library and Enjoy the Great State of Idaho through the eyes and lens of our newest gallery member Rick Taylor. Take a trip to Hulls Gulch to see the Great Grey that graced the North End last month, all the way to Swan Falls for a sunset that is sure to impress. Enjoy 50% off appetizers from Trillium and beer tasting by Sockeye Brewing.

(208) 336-5899

The Grove Hotel

245 S Capitol Blvd

Come visit everything The Grove Hotel has to offer this First Thursday!
On April 4th we will be featuring:
- 50% off Appetizers from Trillium Restaurant
- Complimentary Beer Tastings from Sockeye Brewing
- Free Chair Massages by The Grove Fitness Club & Spa
- Art by Gallery 601 featuring artist Rick Taylor
Wanting to stay out a little later? Enjoy 50% off Idaho Beer & Wine in The Bar -- located in The Grove Hotel Lobby from 8pm-10pm

(208) 333-8000

Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown

348 S 13th St

Just us for a floral first spring First Thursday!
Limited time Dinner Specials:
Orange Chicken Rice Bowl
Lavender Honey Chicken Wings
Drink Specials:
April Rain
Lavender Lemon Drip
Elderflower Cocktail
As always we will have extended happy hour pricing 5pm-10pm


Idaho State Museum

610 N. Julia Davis Dr.

Enjoy free admission from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Idaho State Museum for First Thursday in April!
Ever wonder how we reimagined the new Idaho State Museum? Join the team for On the Spot Talks at 5:15, 6:15, and 6:45 for a behind the scenes look at select exhibits! After exploring, spend some quality time with Geronimo, Idaho’s very own parachuting beaver, for family storytime at 5:30 and 6:30.
Join Sockeye Brewing at the Idaho State Museum and celebrate Idaho Craft Beer Month! Sockeye will be sampling Dagger Falls IPA and Lonesome Larry Lager. Learn more about Lonesome Larry during April's First Thursday event

(208) 334-2120


1000 Myrtle St

The Capital City Public Market and JUMP are excited to launch a Pop-Up Market on JUMP’s Pioneer Pathway every First Thursday from April through December. Come have fun with the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund while learning about and advocating for child abuse prevention during Child Abuse Prevention month. Enjoy button-making, cookie decorating, nail painting, and more. And don’t miss a special 6:00 p.m. performance in the Inspire Studio by WRT, a local Boise theater company run exclusively by students and dedicated to giving a voice and a platform to high school-aged performers and writers producing original productions from the ground up. Be sure to visit the JUMP Room to be inspired by more students during this year’s Art Exhibition showcasing curated student works from North Star Charter School, Renaissance High School, & Sage International School.

(208) 639-6610

Leap Photography

1020 W Main St

The Leap Photography studio is opening to the public on April First Thursday from 5pm-8pm. Stop in, tour the studio and browse through Leap Photography's work. Albums, prints and specialty items such as greeting cards and magnets will be on display and available for purchase. This is a great time to meet our photographer, Brenda Leap. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and say hello.


Liquid Laughs

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

Longdrop Cider

603 S Capitol Blvd

A free food and hard cider pairing featuring 3 Girls Catering of Boise.

(208) 342-0186

Meraki Greek Street Food

345 S 8th St

New Menu Launch Party! Come celebrate our New Menu Reveal while enjoying tasty brews by County Line Brewing, and jamming to original tunes with Lindzey Autumn. Happy Hour goes from 5 to close, and we have some amazing new Gyros that are going to blow your mind! Beer Flight Specials for those that want to try a little bit of everything...
See you on the Meraki Patio!

(208) 639-1693

Meriwether Cider House

224 9th St

Meriwether Cider will be pairing up with The STIL to bring you cider floats!! There is no better way to celebrate spring than with cider and ice cream!!


The Mode Lounge

800 W Idaho St

Oregon native Tia Runia showcases her fluid alcohol ink and multimedia abstract paintings. Live music provided by house band the PearlSnaps. Free samples from our upcoming spring/summer menu!

(208) 342-6633

Paddles Up Poke

237 N 9th St

Paddles Up will be offering free beer with purchase as well as live music and other beer and food vendors.

(208) 659-3251

Payette Brewing Company

733 S Pioneer St

The City of Boise treats 10 billion gallons of used water every year at its Water Renewal Facilities. As we plan for the future, it’s up to the community to decide how best to maximize this important resource. Kick off Earth Month and Craft Brew Month with the City of Boise and Payette Brewing for a First Thursday event where you can help shape Boise’s water future. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy great local brew, learn more about options for our renewed water and help shape our city’s 30-year water future!

(208) 344-0011

PROOF Eyewear

314 S 9th St

Come join us for a night of drinks, live music, local art, and Proof Eyewear products. We will also be joined by Speak Your Silence, a local nonprofit!

(208) 918-2049

Robert Comstock

765 W Idaho St

Robert Comstock Final Liquidation Sale!
All Comstock & Co Women’s and Men’s Jackets $99.99
All Robert Comstock Italian Leather Women’s and Men’s Jackets $499.99
Women’s Pants $14.99 for 1 pair,
Buy 2 or more @ $9.99 ea.
Men’s Cotton, Knit Shirts and Pants $9.99

Solid Grill & Bar

405 S 8th St


(208) 345-6620

The Sturiale Place

1501 W. Jefferson St.

Come down for First Thursday and learn about how they celebrate Easter in Italy! There will be complementary, Easter snacks and Gino Pilato from Tastevin will be taking you through various wine regions of Italy with an optional $10 wine flight. If you find one you love, you can purchase additional glasses for here or bottles to take home to enjoy. You will also receive a coupon for 25% off any food items in the Import Shop to show our appreciation for coming down. In addition, Rita Sturiale, the Owner, will be here giving tours and answering any questions that people may have about the wonderful transformation of the house and gardens.
We hope to see you there!



1109 W Main St

We will be holding a workshop titled "The Untangling of Real Estate." We have a presenter committed, Tara Lloyd, a Loan Officer specializing in Divorce Refinancing. Here are some details about our event:
Who stays, who goes, how do we both effectively untangle everything and make it work?
Let us give you some strategies and tools to view the puzzle so you can both move forward with confidence knowing this is the best path for your family as you may need to transform this major asset at the time of divorce.
Troubleshooting-- can someone stay in the home? How? and where does the other person land?
How might we both keep the home? What is needed for something like this? What if we want to "nest" for our kids?
Protecting your credit and ability to qualify for a home purchase, after divorce.
Being effective in partnering if you agree to sell.
Introduction from Michelle Crosby (CEO & Founder of Wevorce)
Introduction from Tara (Presenter)
Interactive Presentation
Question and Answer
Social Hour

(855) 938-6723,

Zee's Rooftop Cafe

250 S 5th St

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! First Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 5p-9p Dinner menu, local beer & wine, amazing views of the city from the patio. Kids welcome. Douglas Cameron will be back on the patio performing original music. Roots Zero Waste Market will be onsite with a pop up shop. will be our featured artist

(208) 381-0034