The Place, sisters inside

Jennifer Solomon, left, and her sister-in-law Malesa Solomon stand next to their new espresso machine. The Solomons are opening up a new eatery and coffeehouse called The Place in Inkom on Jan. 10.


• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts DJ Trivia every Wednesday at 8 p.m.


• Penny Wolf teaches oil painting classes every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St. Cost is $12.50 per class. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.

• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts DJ Bingo on Thursdays at 8 p.m.


• The Dragonfly Gallery, 178 W. Main St. in Lava Hot Springs, will host a vision board party from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.Create a collage that envisions your 2020 goals. Bring your own magazines or use the supplies provided.

• 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 Place, 360 Highway 30 E. in Inkom, will host a grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Enjoy live entertainment and chances to win soda for a year.

• 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.

• Funk:30 will perform from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday in The Loft at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is free.

Friday & Saturday

• The Southeast Idaho Bridal Fair will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shilo Inn, 780 Lindsay Blvd. in Idaho Falls. There will be more than 50 wedding professionals to help you plan your wedding day. Admission is $5.


• On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society will lead an eagle count field trip from American Falls Dam downstream to Raft River.

Most of the count will be done from vehicles, although participants will walk to the Snake River at available access points, so participants should dress for the weather and bring some snacks and a friend. To participate, meet at 8 a.m. in the ISU campus parking lot by the bison sculpture behind the Idaho Museum of Natural History Building on South Fifth Avenue and East Dillon Street.

• Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave. in Pocatello, will host Reading Time with the Queens at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Join Miss Cali as she shares a few of her favorite books. There will be a craft as well.

• Craters of the Moon National Monument will host a snowshoe walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Explore a cooler side of Craters of the Moon on a ranger-guided snowshoe walk. Look for tracks and learn about winter wildlife on this 1.5-mile trek. Snowshoes are available for use. Depending on conditions, snowshoeing can be a strenuous activity that may not be suitable for younger children. Sign up at visitor center on the day of the walk.

• The Massacre Rocks annual bonfire will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Massacre Rocks State Park just across from Register Rock.

• The Union Taproom, 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, will host a swing dance with Rail City Jazz on Saturday. A $15 ticket includes a 30-minute lesson from 7 to 7:30 p.m., live swing dance music from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and your choice of a drink. Purchase tickets at

• The Second Saturday Contra Dance will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 309 N. Garfield Ave. Teri Peterson and Eric Limbach will be teaching and calling the dances. RuneStone will provide the lively Celtic music. No partner or experience needed. If you are new to contra dancing, arrive by 7:30 p.m. for the introductory session. Bring a snack to share during the break. For more information, email or join the Facebook group at

• Robert Smokin’ Snake Oil will perform from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in The Loft at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. Robert Smokin’ Snake Oil’s solo material covers a wide range of genres all deeply rooted in American musical traditions and its sources. Admission is free.


• 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.


• 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.


• Goody’s, 905 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello will host DJ Trivia at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Zoo Idaho will host Science Night Trivia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello. Test your science knowledge while also participating in an engineering challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the Trivia Winner, Challenge Winner, and for the Best Team Name. Cost is $15 per team (up to five people).