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Plenty to Wine About

Berryhill and Co. holds its eighth annual wine sale this Thursday. Enjoy complimentary tastings courtesy of Berryhill wine stewards. Don't miss out on by-the-case buys and a preview of what the restaurant is offering for Thanksgiving dinner this year (it will be Nov. 24 before you know it).

4-9 p.m., Berryhill & Co. Restaurant and Bar, 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553.

In other wine news, Snake River Winery, a new shop for sommeliers and neophytes alike, has opened in BoDo. Housed between The Bronco Shop and Tully's Coffee, the wine shop will offer Snake River Winery creations exclusively with a rotating list of about five wines out of their library available at any given time for tasting.

Shop employee Drew Lorona said one interesting thing about this First Thursday's grand opening event is that they will offer their full portfolio—up to 14 wines—for tasting as well as a selection of cheeses and crackers for pairing. Winemaker Scott DeSeelhorst will also be on hand to answer questions.

Lorona said Snake River is best known for its two Rieslings, but said they also offer an unusual red, a Blauer Zweigelt, and they're one of the only wineries around to offer that wine. Made from an Australian grape, it's a medium-bodied red that's not as heavy as a merlot or cabernet, and its crisp flavor and low tannin content makes it a perfect mate for food.

Open until 9 p.m., Snake River Winery, 786 Broad St., 208-345-9463.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It

Downtown independent bookstore, A Novel Adventure (the old Boise Book and Gift), is under new ownership and celebrates with a grand reopening. Along with books and magazines, of course, A Novel Adventure carries puzzles and board games and other products, several by local authors and artists.

On what may be one of the most pleasant First Thursdays of the year weather-wise, A Novel Adventure features the photography of Charles and Tracy Hoffman of Hoffman Fine Art Photography, with music by Mollie Roscoe and Torrid Sage. Wine and nibbles are courtesy of the bookstore's neighbor, Alia's Coffeeshop. With the purchase of $50 or more, A Novel Adventure will throw in a free T-shirt.

And if you're strolling downtown again on Friday between 5 and 7 p.m., stop back by A Novel Adventure. All political books are 20 percent off and, again, they're offering live music and hors d'oeuvres and wine from Alia's.

First Thursday, 6-9 p.m., 906 W. Main St.

Drop and Give Me Six

Formed in 2002, DROP Dance Collective offers choreographers a chance to develop exciting new works and present them a couple of times a year. This First Thursday, six female choreographers present an eclectic collection of contemporary, new dances. Choreographers include Boise Weekly contributor Johanna Kirk as well as Kelli Brown, Leah Stephens Clark, Erin Elliott, Harriet Jastremsky and Helene Peterson. Kirk presents "'03," a solo study of character, femininity and functionality; Brown's "Wake Up Call" studies sleep, or the lack thereof; Clark collaborated with Anne Gough on a piece that explores space and the effect of one person on that space; Elliott performs "Outlined in Black," which views the lines of the body in conjunction with the energy of movement; Jastremsky's collaborative piece, "Week in Review," looks into the elements of being human; and Peterson's "watch, witness, wait," is an examination of the strain between waiting for a movement and the act of movement. Tickets will be available at the door or call 208-331-9224, Ext. 201 for advance tickets.

8 p.m., $10 student/$20 general, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224. Performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

We Have You Covered

Here at Boise Weekly, we are staring at blank walls that just last week were lined with the framed art that graced the last year's worth of Boise Weekly covers. All of those pieces are on their way to the Idaho State Historical Museum in preparation for our seventh annual cover auction. Head over to the museum on Thursday to preview the pieces and get ready to bid on your favorites on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

5-9 p.m., Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr., 208-334-2100,