Local shows and attractions this week: Nov. 25-Dec. 1

November 22, 2018


n It’s a free movie night Sunday at the Bengal Theater in the Pond Student Union, with Heartland Film Festival winner “Puzzle” showing at 4 and 7 p.m. In between shows at 5:45 p.m., the Pocatello Film Society will be hosting a trailer party potluck. Bring a dish or dessert to share, and we’ll eat and watch trailers of potential films for next semester.


n ISU will host its eighth annual Tree Light Festival at 7 p.m. Monday in the Pond Student Union. The festival will include trolley rides, ice sculptures, treats, crafts, hot chocolate and the lighting of ISU’s 70-feet-tall Christmas Tree. This event is free and open to the public.


Snake River Travel Plaza, 320 W. Highway 26 in Blackfoot, will host the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


The Bingham County Christmas Tree Fantasy will be Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 at the Needlecraft Building on the Eastern Idaho State fairgrounds in Blackfoot. For more information and a schedule of events, visit christmastreefantasy.com.


n On Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Zoo Idaho will host “Wild Winter Wildlife” at the Zoo Education Building, 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs. This week’s class is about raccoons. Register at zooidaho.org/register or by calling 208-234-6264.

n Women’s Networking Group Idaho will host its monthly meetup from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sumisu Asian Fusion & Sushi, 309 E. Center St. in Pocatello.


n The Friends of Irish Studies, Idaho will be hosting an evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance 7 to 9 p.m.Thursday at The College Market, 604 S. Eighth Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is $5 per person, and refreshments will be available for purchase. All are welcome.


n The ISU Chamber Choir will present a program of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. Admission to the concert is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family.

Friday & Saturday

n The annual Kandy Land Gift Show will be Friday and Saturday inside the Elk’s Lodge at 410 S. Main St. in Pocatello. There will be two floors of handmade crafts, antiques, new items, baked goods and many great gift ideas along with photos with Santa.

n Old Town Actors Studio will put on a production of “Fa La La Fabulous” on Friday and Saturday. For more information or to make reservations, call 208 478-6886. Tickets are $12. OTAS is at 427 N. Main St., Suite G, in Pocatello.


n The Bengal Theater is hosting a “Lord of the Rings” 15th anniversary marathon, featuring “Fellowship of the Ring” on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by “The Two Towers” on Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m. and “The Return of the King” on Sunday at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Admission is $1 for each show or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/lotr.


n Breakfast with St. Nicholas will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Hall, 524 N. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is $4 a person or $15 a family.

n The American Falls United Methodist Church will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave. in American Falls, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $5. Admission is free.

n The First Congregational United Church of Christ, 309 N. Garfield Ave. in Pocatello, will host the Alternative Gift Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit alternativegifts.org.

n The Bannock County Historical Society and Museum will host its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3000 Avenue of the Chiefs. Admission is free.

n The Portneuf Pioneers will host their fourth annual Gold and Green Ball from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Meridell Park, 5740 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello.

n All Under One Roof, 234 N. Main St., will host “An Evening in Red” from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1. Wear red attire and enjoy the event featuring a live auction, DJ, refreshments and no-host bar.

n The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will host “Dancing with Our Stars” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased by calling the BPAC at 208-317-5508 or visiting blackfootpac.com.

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