Who Likes to Party? First Thursday Likes to Party. 

It's the setting for countless sex-fueled high school comedies: mom and dad wave as they drive away in the minivan. The oldest kid peers through the blinds and starts the house party phone tree. Soon enough, the bathtub is filled with Everclear punch, the faint chant "keg stand" echoes from the backyard and couples are making out sloppily on every unoccupied surface.

Inspired by this shitshow coming-of-age tradition, 8th Street Micro Mall indie craft store Bricolage will host the themed art show "House Party," on First Thursday, June 3. The exhibit will feature house party-themed work from Ben Wilson, April Vandegrift, Julia Green, Richard Walter, Heather Bauer and Kelly Knopp. House-partiers can also expect jungle juice and neighbor-infuriating beats by kid 'n' play. Sadly, no cameos from Freddie Prince Jr. or Jason Biggs have been mentioned.

If you're sick of the high-heeled hoity-toity artsnobery that goes down on First Thursday (or just sauced on jungle juice), throw on your two-piece and cannonball into the Owyhee Plaza Hotel pool this Thursday, June 3. In addition to downing specialty cocktails, beer and appetizers, you can also relax to the tunes of the Ben Burdick Trio with Amy Weber from 5-10 p.m.

And there's yet another reason to party: This First Thursday, June 3, Flying M Coffeehouse will debut a new, large-scale wall adornment from long-time BW illustrator Noble Hardesty. Whether he's working on posters, coasters, canvases or saw blades, Hardesty's work is always eye-catching and provocative. His new 3-foot by 8-foot piece, Medusa Daydreams, is sure to be no exception.

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