Bob Devine

Bob Devine

POCATELLO — Danika Portz is the featured act this Thursday night for ISU’s Concert on the Quad at 7 p.m., with opening local act Henry Gonzalez at 6 p.m. Henry performs rock and country classics along with many other genres, while Danika has been described by Billboard Magazine as the songstress who “simply sounds like nobody else in Nashville these days.”

Rhythmic and catchy songs, paired with contemporary and soulful vocals, make her distinctive and memorable on stage. Admission is free and food will be on hand to purchase while supplies last.

The movie, “Gloria Bell” plays this Friday night at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. Julianne Moore stars as a free-spirited woman in this romantic comedy-drama, who seeks out love in the dance clubs where she meets a new love interest (John Turturro) that has her exploring her life from a totally new perspective.

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/gloria.

The summer musical “Bye Bye Birdie” plays this weekend at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday, as well as Monday night in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Bistline Theatre.

The original Broadway production spawned several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film and a 1995 television production. Set in the 1950s, the story was inspired by Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957, where fictional Conrad Birdie is drafted, and his manager is hoping to make it big by writing a song Birdie will sing before leaving.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.isu.edu/tickets or by calling the ISU Box Office at (208) 282-3595.

World Refugee Day 2019 will be commemorated on June 20, at 5 p.m. in the Pond Student Union’s Salmon River Suite upstairs. There will be a screening of “God Grew Tired of Us,” a documentary about the Lost Boys of Sudan, a group of 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their experiences as they relocate to the United States.

The screening will be followed by discussion and questions led by Zeze Rwasama, Director of the CSI Refugee Center, Mona Heern, a Pocatello educator and Mary Lupumba, an ISU student. The event is free to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

World Refugee Day 2019 is sponsored by multiple local organizations. For more information, please contact Larry Gebhardt at (208) 380-2205 or by email at lpgebhardt@cableone.net.

Chad Truman is the featured act on June 20, for the ISU Concert on the Quad at 7 p.m., with opening local act Dan & Heather Mihlfeith at 6 p.m. Dan is a highly skilled guitar player and Heather is an extraordinarily talented vocalist and performer delivering each song with warmth, sincerity and an unending enthusiasm, while Chad Truman is a Nashville-raised singer/songwriter who’s spent years touring with David Archuleta and is a featured vocalist on five Billboard-charting albums. Admission is free and food will be on hand to purchase while supplies last.

Sundance Film Festival Winner, “The Mustang” will be shown on Friday, June 21, at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater.

Based on true events, this Sundance winner is the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs and a chance at redemption with his family.

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/mustang.

Bob Devine is the coordinator for the Pocatello Film Society. If you would like your campus related event included in future columns, please send information to Bob at devirobe@isu.edu.