Once a month, the businesses of downtown Boise take a break from their typical Thursday night routines to have a bit of fun with their customers. It's called First Thursday, and it's one of the best times to cycle, scooter or walk through downtown and pop in to all of your favorite local businesses. This coming Thursday, we'd love for you to stop by our BW Fiction 101 Contest Reading Party at Rediscovered Books, but barring that, here are a few other choice hotspots for First Thursday this week. If you're looking for laughs, try Liquid, which is selling buy-one-get-one-free comedy tickets for the night. Amsterdam will step up with an art exhibition from portrait artist Chance Watt and half-priced drinks until 7 p.m., and for everything from prize drawings to art exhibits and free portraits, swing by the Alaska Center.