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September's First Thursday happenings are plentiful and several of them are multifaceted as well: art and wellness come together, film meets philanthropy, etc. Here are a handful of First Thursday events that provide more bang for your buck.

The Wellness Chiropractic Care for All has moved to a new location and wants to share the joy. See a live performance by the legendary Fool Squad. The WCCA open house is also an opening reception for an exhibit by artist D'Arcy Bellamy. Bellamy uses a plasma cutter in a method he calls "subtractive fabrication" to create metal sculptures that are sometimes as simple as a spiral, sometimes as ornate as a human silhouette. 911 W. Jefferson,

In more celebration news, one of the best ways to have a party is to let someone else throw it, and some of the businesses in Old Boise are happy to oblige. The parking lot next to the Pioneer Building will be closed to traffic and party favors include wine tastings from Jenny's Lunch Line, spirit tastings from Youngs Marketing, food and beer specials from Wise Guy Pizza Pie, giveaways from and more.

You can cool off indoors and do something for the greater good at the same time by attending the red-carpet Idaho Premiere of Decoding Annie Parker at The Flicks. The film stars Helen Hunt as Mary-Claire King, "the geneticist whose discovery of the BRCA1 gene and its link to breast cancer forever changed the understanding of human disease." Before the film, there's a reception and a chance to meet director Steven Bernstein. General admission to the film is $50; VIP seating is $100, half of which is a charitable contribution. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network. 6-9 p.m.,