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Get Your First Thursday On


Move over Luke, a new sharpshooter has moved into the chain steakhouse's former home--the Adelmann Event Center. The three-story Adelmann Building on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Main Street--which currently houses Le Cafe de Paris, Catacomb and Tully's--is owned by Karen and Dave Buich, who also own Woodriver Cellars in Eagle. The duo recently restored the 104-year-old event space, making sure to preserve "a modern yet San Francisco Gold Rush feel" for wedding rentals, corporate events and fundraisers.

On First Thursday, May 5, you can check out the new digs while sipping on wine from Woodriver Cellars and checking out art from Dee Miller, Ann Winslow, Naomi Elton, Joy Cobbs and Christine Howard. 622 W. Idaho St., 208-287-3296,

If you're in more of a brew-ding mood, skulk over to Flying M Coffeehouse for a dark new exhibit by Cody Evans, a graphic designer and recent Boise State grad who studied under Bill Carman. A number of Evans' pieces feature the ever-popular animal-heads-on-human-bodies motif, but Evans takes it a step further, adding in spooky steam punk flourishes and a ghostly color palette. Last fall, Evans' work was on display at the Basement Gallery's 13th annual X-mas X-hibition, alongside other Flying M alum Kelly Knopp and John Padlo. 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320,

In anticipation of the Idaho Green Expo Saturday, May 8-Sunday, May 9 (see Picks Page 18 for more info), DL Evans Bank is hosting a Green Expo kickoff party and open house. On First Thursday, May 5, the bank's downtown branch at 213 N. Ninth St. will pop open a bubbly bottle of local. While perusing work from local non-toxic lithograph artist Sandy Marostica, chow down on locally sourced apps from Bittercreek Ale House and sip local wine from 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. 213 N. Ninth St., 208-331-1399,

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