Campus events happening at ISU

September 26, 2018

Bob Devine

The weekend feature at the Bengal Theater in the ISU Pond Student Union is “Skyscraper” playing at 7 p.m. Thursday, 9:45 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday at 7 and 9:45 p.m. Duane “The Rock” Johnson stars as a security expert who must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff or free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

Idaho State Volleyball returns home currently undefeated in Big Sky Conference play as they take on Eastern Washington this Thursday at 7 p.m. and the University of Idaho on Saturday at 7 p.m. with both matches in Reed Gym. Tickets run $7 for adults, $5 for children under 17 and senior citizens, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

ISU Department of Theatre & Dance presents, “First Date” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Black Box Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. When tightly wound Aaron is set up with cool girl Casey, a quick drink turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, a slew of bad boy and uptown girl exes, and some seriously saucy chemistry. Can this mismatched pair turn what could be a dining disaster into something special before the check arrives? Tickets are available at the Student Union Information Desk, Vickers Western Wear and the Stephens Center Box Office at (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets. This production is rated PG-13 for language and adult situations.

The annual ISU Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball Games will be played this Friday night with the women’s game at 6 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. in Reed Gym. All are welcome to attend as former Bengals converge back at Reed Gym in this preseason contest.

Homecoming is this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Holt Arena, with a pre-game tailgate at noon, and the Homecoming parade at 9:30 a.m. running from Center and 1st along Center Street and down 15th to Martin Luther King Way. The Bengals are off to one of their best starts in recent memory, with their victory over #22 ranked North Dakota on the road. ISU hopes to remain undefeated in Big Sky play as they host Northern Arizona. Tickets run $11 - $20 and can be purchased at www.isu.edu/tickets, by phone at 282-FANS, or at the game.

Award winning movie “Who We Are Now” will play this Sunday, September 30, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Bengal Theater. ” Every minute of this film is absolutely mesmerizing,” writes the Los Angeles Times of this story about a down on her luck woman who tries to get back custody of her son with the help of an idealistic young public defender, while at the same time she falls into a romance with a traumatized former US soldier. “A beautiful little film about sacrifice and redemption,” writes Variety Magazine. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/who.

Looking ahead to next week, highly acclaimed “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” plays Sunday, October 7, at 2:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater . This Seattle Film Festival winner and highly acclaimed documentary centers on the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers and the joys and infectious nature of his relationship with the children he served. (Rated PG) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff or free for ISU students with valid Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com.

Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society. If you would like your campus related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at devirobe@isu.edu.

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