Bob Devine

Bob Devine

Idaho State women’s volleyball will host their annual Orange and Black scrimmage this Thursday night at Reed Gym at 7 p.m. Fans can get a first look at the volleyball team as they play an intersquad match. Admission is free and fans are encouraged to stay for post-game autographs.

The movie “Aladdin” will be on the ISU Quad this Saturday night at 9 p.m., as part of welcome week activities at ISU. Admission is free. Kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine. When he finds a magic lamp that grants him three wishes, he is torn between using it to help get the princess or to stop the powerful Jafar who would use the magic lamp for unsavory purposes.

Then the comedy “Long Shot” plays this Sunday night at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the Pond Student Union. Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen star in this comedy where Secretary of State Charlotte Field decides to make a run for the Presidency and she hires an awkward and sometimes politically incorrect childhood friend as her speechwriter. (Rated R) 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/longshot.

ISU will officially kick off the Fall Semester with Welcome Back Orange and Black next Monday, August 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Pavilion. Students can take buses from campus to downtown and back, while many merchants and community organizations will be on hand to welcome students back to Pocatello with fun, prizes, food, and more.

Looking ahead to next week, acclaimed hit documentary, “Biggest Little Farm” plays Sunday, August 25, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. This multiple award winner including the Palm Springs and Heartland Film Festivals, follows documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly who work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles, with a roller coaster of ups and downs as they turn a desolate acreage into a natural wonder. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/farm.

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.