First Thursday: Art, music and more

It’s First Thursday! Time to get out and see some art, hear some music and meet friends. Here are a few suggestions to get you going.

Learn from the master as Noel B. Weber, owner of Classic Design Studio, one of the top signage companies in the region, shows his stuff at a hand-lettering demonstration from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ming Studios, 420 S. 6th St., Boise. You also can see a retrospective of Weber’s work in Boise and beyond done over the past 35 years with “Noel B. Weber: A Man of Letters.”

Step next door to Bricolage, 418 S. 6th St., Boise, and celebrate its five-year anniversary with owner Chelsea Snow. You’ll see new work from artists Dennis and Jinny DeFoggi, and jewelry and accessories from Jennifer Blair’s Pluma designs. It’s from 6-10 p.m. Birthday cake included.

At Gallery Five18, 518 Americana Blvd., in Boise, artists April Howland and Pat Kilby will explore the great outdoors with “Wild Outside,” a collection of Howland’s wildlife paintings and Kilby’s eccentric landscapes, above. Wine tasting will be from Williamson Vineyards and Payette Brewing.  

Check out the scene at Boise Art Glass and FireFusion Studio, 1124 W. Front St. You can learn to work with glass and make your own decorative float ($40 for a half-hour), pictured, or make wearable enamel art to take home ($25). You also can watch artists work. Call 345-1825 to make a reservation. 

Hear music

Stop in at Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise, and celebrate the life of Debi Schroeder and her family. "Salute to the Sweetheart of Sound' is a benefit concert that will feature Steve Fulton Music, Pilot Error, $oul Purpo$e, The Divas of Boise (I’ll be there), J.R. and The Stingrays, Rebecca Scott, Rocci Johnson Band — and more than a few special guests (Curtis Stigers? Maybe.) Check out the silent auction, too, with cool items such as a Schecter Guitar, Yamaha Rock Tour Snare Drum, Idaho Steelheads Suite and more. It all starts at 7 p.m. Cover is a $5 to $20 donation.

Looking for something more mellow? Step next door to Pengilly’s Saloon, 513 W. Main St., and hear the Frim Fram Four starting at 8:45 p.m. No cover.

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