What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Retail
Stephanie Palagi

Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi

Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, is set for Wednesday from 4-7 pm, in ISU Pond Student Union. The event features more than 50 interactive booths with family activities. This year’s events have a focus on the arts and are free and open to the public. Food, games and the opportunity to learn more about ISU all in one fun evening.

Stop by The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., on Thursday from 6-8:30 pm to learn about painting, glazing and other fun finishes with Dixie Belle products. Call to reserve your spot today, 208-380-5561.

The new year round for the Junior Golf Program will begin on Thursday at Parfive Five, 123 N. Main St. There is also a list of upcoming golf events: Men’s golf tournament, women’s golf tournament, kid’s golf tournament, fitting/demo day, and long drive competition for men, women, and juniors. Contact the Parfive golf professional, Shawn Rowe for further details at 208-339-1473. Get your game in gear even with all the snow at Parfive!

The next beginning digital photography 4-week class also starts on Thursday, and continues, on the 9, 16, then the 25th at Pocatello Art Center from 5 to 7 PM. The instructor is Richard Albright. This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information. Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

The weather looks warmer this week, just in time for the February First Friday Art Walk. Plan now to join us downtown on Friday from 5-8 pm. Spend the evening strolling through Old Town enjoying our wonderful art community and be sure to look for those great ideas for Valentine’s Day! The event guide listing all participating locations will be available at oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday. Stay for dinner and enjoy a delicious meal at one of our locally owned restaurants featuring international cuisine at its best!

Think you have a clue? Think again! Experience live theater and enjoy “Murder Weapon: A Thriller” by Brian Clemens. Every Friday and Saturday, February 3-25, at Westside Players. For tickets visit www.westsideplayers.org or call 208-234-2654. Westside Players also offers Season Tickets that will be on sale during the February performances. Don’t miss out on some great shows and meals! Season Tickets save you $10-$20 off buying each show individually! You can get season tickets at www.westsideplayers.org or call 208-234-2654.

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Come down for First Friday Art Walk and see the new artwork displayed by photographer Herman Garcia. That night PVB will also have a very special performance by the Cathlene Pineda Quartet from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. This show is presented by the ISU Jazz Fest and they will be collecting $10 — cash or check accepted. Saturday night catch phenomenal singer/songwriter Ray Rodriguez performing a swath of styles on his acoustic guitar from classical to classic rock. That show goes from 9pm — 11:30 pm with no cover. As always, trivia nights are Mondays starting at 7pm. It’s free to play and players win sweet prizes like gift certificates and PVB swag.

The Pocatello Art Center will be hosting two new special exhibits, as well as a variety of artwork created by members of the Pocatello Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 3 from 5 — 8 pm. The local chapter of the Idaho Watercolor Society will have their annual show, along with photos from the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society taken during World Wide Photo Walk. Wooden bowls and vessels by artist and wood turner Nathan Hemperly will also be on display. The show will continue through February in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

Upcoming Events!

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Beginning at 10 am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future. From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever. Vendor registration is now open. Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at idahobridalfair.com. If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too. Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

The 7th annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1 pm to 6 pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets are now available at www.gatecitybrewfest.com. Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival.

Stephanie Palagi is the executive director of Old Town Pocatello, Inc. The Old Town Pocatello office can be reached at 208-232-7545 or by visiting oldtownpocatello.com.

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