• Pocatello Running Club will host the Christmas Lights Run starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at College Market, 604 S. Eighth Ave. in Pocatello. It’s a fun run for everybody, and the pace is casual. Bring a head lamp.
• Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello, will host a pint night for the Idaho Condor Humanitarian from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts DJ Trivia every Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday & Monday
• The Palace Playhouse, 158 E. Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck, will put on a production of “It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Show” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit palaceplayhouse.com.
• J & Company, a JD Hansen Salon and Medical Spa, 127 N. Main St., will be hosting its holiday open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
• The Portneuf Valley Audubon Society and friends' annual holiday party, held with Watershed Guardians, will start at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Pocatello Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main St. in Pocatello. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. PVAS will serve a holiday ham for the entrée, and the rest is potluck. The event will feature a "White Albatross" gift exchange.
• “The Nutcracker Ballet” with the Idaho Falls Symphony and the Eugene Ballet will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased in advance at ifsymphony.org.
• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts DJ Bingo on Thursdays at 8 p.m.
• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts game night every Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Bring your own game, use one of theirs, or bring a device to play on one of their big-screen TVs.
• The ISU School of Performing Arts will present its first concert of the 2019-20 Portneuf Chamber Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Historic Firehouse in Old Town Pocatello, 210 N. Arthur Ave. Admission is by donation only.
• The Comedy Project performs at 8 p.m. every Friday, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. at MP Dance Studios on 575 E. Second Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is $8 or $5 with a student ID.
• Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello, will host the band Soul Full of Blues from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday in The Loft. Admission is free.
• The Portneuf Valley Audubon Society will hold the Pocatello Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. The bird count covers a 15-mile diameter circle around the Gate City that extends from Blackrock Canyon to Siphon Pond. To volunteer and be assigned to a group, contact ISU Professor Emeritus Chuck Trost at 208-233-4538. Bird feeder watchers in Pocatello should call Trost with results after 6:30 p.m.
• Goodbye Hello Christmas Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Event Center in Pocatello.
• Idaho Unlimited, 215 E. Cedar St., Suite. C, will host a book signing for Kirby Jonas’ new book, “Savage Law,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
• Zoo Idaho will host Wild Winter Weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the zoo, 2900 S. Second Ave. in Pocatello. Enjoy yummy North Pole hot cocoa and holiday cookies while you wander through the zoo. Animals will have special treats throughout the day and our holiday Zoo Lights will come on at dusk. We will also have an Animal Enrichment program held from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is admission to the zoo.
• Black Rock Gold Prospectors will host a Christmas party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson Ave. in Pocatello. The back door will be open at 4:30 p.m. for setup. Bring your favorite dish for all. Turkey and ham will be provided. An end-of-the-year raffle will take place that evening. All are welcome. Call Wally at 208-244-2633 Wally for more information.
• The first-ever Jameson Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in Pocatello will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. Teams of five or more can sign up at your favorite Old Town bar, start and finish there and enter to win a Jameson Ugly Sweater and other prizes. Each bar will have drink specials and team prizes.
• The Second Saturday Contra Dance will take place Saturday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 309 N. Garfield Ave. in Pocatello. Mike Cottle from Utah will teach and call the dances, with music by Rune Stone. If you are new to contra dancing, arrive by 7:30 p.m. for the introductory session. Bring a snack to share. For more information, email email@example.com or visit PocatelloContra on Facebook.
• Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello, will host the band Funk:30pm from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in The Loft. Admission is free.
• Sherrod Parkhouse & The Blues Day Riders will perform starting at 10 p.m. Saturday at the First National Bar, 232 W. Center St. in Pocatello.
Saturday & Sunday
• Snake River Doodles & Friends will host Christmas Lights Tours with a Horse on a Hayride from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday starting at the corner of Hiskey and Butte streets in Pocatello. Cocoa, the miniature therapy horse, will be riding along. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for families of up to eight people and can be purchased at bit.ly/36lfEMR.
• Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave in Pocatello, always ends the weekend right with Sunday Funday in which you can enjoy the best card and board games on the planet along with your friends and family.
• Cassy's Caring Paws, 326 N. Main St. in Pocatello, will host the second annual Yinny's Promise Photo Fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The funds raised are used to help families in the community with unexpected vet bills.
• Craters of the Moon National Monument will host the annual Christmas Bird Count from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Meet at the Craters of the Moon visitor center at 9 a.m. Wear boots, hats, gloves and warm layered clothing. Bring binoculars and a lunch to eat in the field. Snowshoes will be provided if conditions require. For more information on the Christmas Bird Count, contact our wildlife biologist at 208-527-1352 or visit bit.ly/33hXQjW.
• Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello, will host a free cavity prevention for kids event from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. with Santa & holiday crafts. A fluoride varnish will be offered along with a visit from Santa and holiday crafts.
• Santa's Workshop will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the ISU Pond Student Union. Come meet and take a picture with Santa, plays games, write a letter to Santa and do a craft. Admission is $3 for kids and $1 for adults.
• Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho, 355 S. Arthur Ave. in Pocatello, will host a free holiday party for kids and families from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday. Join Family Services Alliance's Elves and the Claus Family for a special evening of fun and gathering. Paint your very own wooden toy, sing a Christmas carol with Mrs. Claus, and say hello to Santa. There is no cost for this event, but you to bring a can of food or other non-perishable food item for the shelter.
• The Union Taproom, 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts Open Mic Night every Monday. All ages, come and show off. Comedy, poetry, storytelling, and that enigmatic Idaho music. Gear provided. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m. Each person will have 15 to 30 until 9 p.m., with a jam to follow.
• Ketchum Burrito, W. Quinn Road in Pocatello, hosts DJ Trivia every Monday at 7 p.m.
• As part of its A Season of Note series, ISU will present “Gatlin Brothers Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall in Pocatello. Tickets run $35 to $45 and can be purchased at www.idahostatetickets.com or by calling the box office 208-282-3595.
• Goody’s, 905 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello will host DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• GENTRI, The Gentlemen Trio, is bringing its beloved Christmas show, “Finding Christmas,” to the Colonial Theater, 450 A St. in Idaho Falls, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased at idahofallsarts.org.