ISJ calendar


• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Fridays at noon at Family Services Alliance, 355 S. Arthur Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692

• “Best of Enemies” will be shown at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. today in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson star as Civil Rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, an exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, over the issue of school integration. (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

• Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. today at Pocatello’s Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre with special guest Ryan Bingham. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased at

• 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.

• The city of Chubbuck will host Movies in the Park, featuring “The Lego Movie: The Second Part,” starting at dusk today at Stuart Park. Come early, bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, blankets and let the kids play in the splash pad and playground while you wait for the movie to start.

Today & Saturday

• Marsh Valley Pioneer Days Rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday at McCammon City Park. On Saturday, there will be breakfast starting at 6 a.m., a parade at 4 p.m. and a craft fair throughout the day. The rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

• The International Choral Festival will take place today and Saturday at ISU in Pocatello. There will be a free lunchtime concert at 11:30 a.m. today on the Quad, and concerts at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, Goranson Hall and First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. today and at the Stephens Center at 7 p.m. Saturday. The evening concerts are $8 for individuals and $14 for families. An all-concert pass is $14 for individuals and $30 for families. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

• Planet Doom Haunted House, 680 First St. in Idaho Falls, will be open for a “Summer Screamfest” event from 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday. The haunted attraction features a 45-minute walkthrough attraction with over 100 scare actors, a “queue line entertainment” dance team and a carnival-style “zombie brain toss” game. Admission is $12 per person.

• The Little Theatre, 233 Idaho St. in American Falls, will present “Broadway Through the Ages” at 7:30 p.m. today and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes before the show begins. Call the box office at 208-339-0830 to reserve tickets, or buy your tickets at the door.


• The 2019 Quinn Meadows Cruise will be held Saturday at Bonneville Park via American Road and around Holt Arena in Pocatello. The 10K Walk begins at 7:30 a.m., and all other events begin at 8 a.m. Cost the day of the race is $30.

• The Blackfoot Makers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Paisley Cakes, 1800 E. Airport Road in Blackfoot. Shop homemade and handcrafted wares from a variety of local vendors.

• Old Town Pocatello will host the Downtown Days Flea Market & Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, next to the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• The Pocatello Arts Council will hold a “Bowl Painting Party” to benefit The Idaho Foodbank from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market, 420 N. Main St. in Pocatello. For $5, community members can paint a bowl that will be used at the Sept. 13 Empty Bowls Project fundraiser. For $15, you can paint a bowl and get a ticket to the event.

• There will be an informative session about weather spotting, which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Montpelier Fire Department, 760 Clay St. in Montpelier. Training includes definitions and climatology of severe weather, cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, weather reporting procedures, and a review of past severe weather events. The training is free, everyone is invited.

• 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.

• The Gate City Grays will host Harry Potter Night starting at 6 p.m. Saturday when they take on the Royals in a double header at Halliwell Park on Alameda Road in Pocatello. Come for a night of characters, butterbeer and baseball. Tickets are $5 and kids ages 8 and under are free with an adult.