• The End of Summer Bash will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Town Pocatello Pavilion, 420, N. Main St. in Pocatello.
• The First National Bar, 234 W. Center St., will host an End of Summer Bash After Party with live music by Evan Norman on Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m. No cover.
• The Eastern Idaho State Fair will run Wednesday through Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot. The fair will offer a variety of events to entertain all who attend. For the daily schedule of the fair, visit funatthefair.com.
• Penny Wolf teaches oil painting classes every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St. Penny is an outstanding artist who excels in portraits, animals and western landscapes. Cost is $12.50 per class. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.
• A four-week beginning digital photography class starts Thursday and continues Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. The instructor is Richard Albright. This course will help students become comfortable with their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the center. Call 208-232-0970 or 208-233-6748 for more information. Each class size will be limited to 10 students.
• The annual College Neighborhood Picnic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Caldwell Park pavilion in Pocatello. All residents of the College Neighborhood, whether they rent or own, are invited to attend. There will be live music. The association will supply the main dish, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. We also encourage everyone to bring their own plate, cup and silverware to cut down on waste.
• Lisa Anderson, the featured artist at the Pocatello Art Center during September, will hold a free demonstration of her paper creations at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 444 N. Main St.
• The Idaho State Bengals football team will take on Western Colorado University at 6:35 p.m. Thursday at Holt Arena in Pocatello.
Friday, Saturday & Monday
• Old Town Actors Studio will be putting on a production of “Living on Love” by Joe DiPietro, a farce with music, on Sept. 6, 7, 9. Visit www.oldtownactorsstudio.net or call 208-478-6886 for more information and reservations. OTAS is located at 427 N. Main St. in Pocatello, and tickets for the production are $15. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
• First Friday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Old Town Pocatello.
• Qal-Tek Associates and Paul Davis Restoration of Idaho are excited to invite you to the third annual 9/11 Fallen Heroes Tribute Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday at The Waterfront at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and guest speakers from NYFD. Tickets, which include dinner, are $55 and can be purchased at bit.ly/2lyjL66.
• 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. While live, unscripted comedy can be unpredictable, the performers attempt to maintain an approximately PG-13 rating.
• Jazz/funk band Funk:30pm will be performing at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. No cover.
• Lisa Anderson, the featured artist at the Pocatello Art Center during September, will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those interested in the workshop should call 208-232-0970 or go to the center, 444 N. Main St., to receive more information or register.
• The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. in Pocatello.
• The Idaho Falls Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Drive in Idaho Falls.
• The sixth annual Splash Dance for Dogs, organized by The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The entry fee is $10 per dog and the event lets canines enjoy the facility just like their human pals. You can register in advance at bit.ly/33OUkyY or pay the entrance fee at the gate.
• The Lava Hot Springs Olympic Swimming Complex & Indoor Aquatic Center will host Dogapoolooza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. This is an open swim for dogs. Cost is $10 per dog at the gate. Humans are free but not allowed in the pool. All proceeds will be donated to pets for vets. Events include weiner dog race, best dog trick, hippie hound costume, cutest dog and dog obstacle course.
• The United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County will host its second annual cornhole tournament on Saturday at Idaho Brewing Co., 775 S. Capital Ave. in Idaho Falls. Team check-in is at noon, and bags fly at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per team. Register at bit.ly/2lNNjNg or at the event. There will be live music, food trucks and craft beers.
• Brewfest 2 will take place on Main Street in Old Town Pocatello from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy unlimited pours of local, regional and national craft beers along with live music and great food. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at gatecitybrewfest.com, or you can purchase tickets at the event for $30.
• The Pocatello Raceway, near the Pocatello Regional Airport, will be open Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 7 to 12, and free for younger children, military members and veterans.
• Deckadence, 326 W. Center St. in Pocatello, will host a mixed genre show at 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be EDM, rap, indie rock, pop punk and metal bands. Admission is $5 at the door.
• Rock-blues band Coldwater will be performing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. No cover.
• The First National Bar, 234 W. Center St. in Pocatello, will host The Tim Daniels Band live on stage beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday. No cover.
Saturday & Sunday
• "Tolkien" will be shown at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Bengal Theater. The fascinating story of the early life of "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien is on display as he navigates life from childhood, through college, a World War, the loss of friends and his growing relationship with someday wife Edith, all of which helped to influence and inspire his works. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/tolkien.
• The Alien Bear Tour with bands Gryzzlee, Icy, Jewnie, Kyle and Friends is coming to Deckadence, 326 W. Center St. in Pocatello, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is $8 in advance and can be purchased at bit.ly/2lum6zf or $10 at the door.
• Science Trivia Night will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello. There are 15 science trivia questions and an engineering challenge, with prizes for the winners. Challenges are based on middle school level science and all materials needed for the challenge will be provided. Cost is $15 per team of up to 6 people.