November First Thursday is upon us! First Thursday is a monthly event hosted through the Downtown Boise Association. Local shops, restaurants, museums, and event centers offer special exhibitions, shows, discounts, and events. Check out This Is Boise’s top picks for today’s events, or check out this full list of participating businesses.

 

Art at The Alaska Center

The Alaska Center is showing artwork from Chi E. Shenam Westin’s collection that features landscapes in the West. There will also be complimentary portraits for families, couples, and individuals.

 

New Beers at Barbarian Brewing

PC: Barbarian Brewing

Barbarian Brewing is releasing three new beers: “Odins Wrath”, “Jotunheim”, and “For the Rest of Us”! There will be live music from Travelin’ Miles & Honey Bear from 7-9pm.

 

Christmas Ornament Making at Boise Art Glass

Join Boise Art Glass for a night of live glassblowing! The gallery will be open to the public, with classes available to create your own Christmas ornaments. Classes are priced at just $45, and allow you to create up to two ornaments in a half-hour session.

 

IOnE Bitters at The Chocolat Bar

PC: The Chocolat bar

The Chocolat Bar is hosting IOnE Bitters for November’s First Thursday! They will have an incredibly rich hot cider made with their own smoked nectarines, and enhanced with their bitters. Come in from the chilly fall weather and taste something new!

 

 

PC: Maven

Maven‘s First Birthday Party

In celebration of Maven’s 1-year anniversary, there is going to be a pop-up art show! Eight participating local artists, a raffle, and walk-in barbering from Mullet Proof is going to make for a fun birthday party.

 

SwellPop! Artshow

Swell Artist Collective and Re-POP Gifts LLC present: SwellPop! A pop culture artshow. Beer tasting by Wallace Brewing Company. Featuring a collection of new works from over 20 artists.

 

Turkey Crafts at Merriweather Cider House

Craft time! Hand turkeys with construction paper, glue, glitter, and googly eyes! Hang your turkey up for all to see on a banner that will decorate Meriwether or take it with you. Also, get $1 off all cider cans while they last!

 

Author Vote at Rediscovered Bookshop

Nine authors. One great evening. Pick up your buzz card, enjoy snacks from the Basque Market, and chat with local authors. Vote for your favorite Idaho author from 6-8 pm and return your buzz card to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Rediscovered Books!

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