First Thursday: Kick Back at Whiskey Bar 

Drink whiskey and help kids

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Few silent auctions are as kickin' as the inaugural Kick Back Charity Shoe Auction. The auction kicks off (see what we did there?) at Whiskey Bar (509 W. Main St.) at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Whiskey Bar will have drink specials and free liquor tastings throughout the evening. The whiskey and tastings are cool enough, but this event is all about the kicks (OK, we're done now.): 16 local artists were given a plain white pair of Vans skate shoes--donated by Pabst Blue Ribbon--and asked to paint them using the theme: "Do you."

The auction, which benefits the Women and Children's Alliance, was organized by Casual Creative, Tiato Boise and PBR. Participating artists include Crooked Fence's Kelly Knopp, BW contributor Jerms Lanningham and BW's own graphic designer Jeffrey C. Lowe; all of the artists donated their time, so 100 percent of the proceeds go to the WCA. Theith the money raised from the auction, Kay will buy each pair in the sizes and favorite colors of the kids.

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