Downtown News & Notes

Published online: Jan 30, 2014 IFM Editor
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What's movin' and shakin' in the heart of I.F.? Check out these updates courtesy of the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Center.

Bites & Bits
Alchemy Bistro & Catering (552 N. Capital Ave.) is now open for breakfast and lunch! Hours are Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm; Their menu is listed daily on Facebook. For more info you can reach the establishment at 529-1032.

Feb 1 - Grundsau Tag - $27/person tax included - Now taking reservations
Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Dinner -  $37/person tax included -  Now taking reservations
Feb. 15 – Bistro closed
Feb 28 - Chocolate Lover's Fest -  $16/person tax included
 
SnakeBite (401 Park Ave) now has “conference room” capabilities for up to 40 people upstairs. They would love to host your meetings and provide delicious food for you. Call 525-2522.
 

"Meet a Scientist" and "Discovery Day" at the Museum of Idaho
Get ready for "Cold Science! Featuring Phenomenal Physics" on Saturday, February 15. (Meet a Scientist  runs from 9:30-10:30am and Discovery Day goes from 10:30am – 12:30pm.) What happens when you combine those fun and crazy guys from Phenomenal Physics with water ice, dry ice, liquid nitrogen, instantly freezing soda, and ice cream? Why, exciting hands-on science, of course! We’ll celebrate the opening of the Museum of Idaho’s latest exhibit, Race to the End of the Earth, by learning about the science of all things cold. 

In Discovery Day on February 15 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., kids ages 6-12 can register to explore the science of cold even more in fun science activities (including making root beer floats!) investigate the climate of Antarctica, and a look at the new exhibit.

Meet a Scientist is FREE to the public thanks to the generous support of the INL, URS, Gonzales-Stoller Surveillance and Newspaper in Education. Discovery Day is $20 per child, or $15 for MOI members.
Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Register here

At the Willard Arts Center
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - American Place Theatre  - Saturday February 1, 2014 
• 7:30 PM 
• Carr Gallery 
• Tickets $45
This Literature to Life original features the author as the protagonist in this solo piece. Only the truth of the author’s evocative words will emerge with a visceral experience that may become an enduring part of their understanding of the “peculiar institution”, slavery. Includes youth & Community outreach. Sponsored by Todd & Letitia Williams  Media Partners • NPG of Idaho • KISU , FM-91

2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour  ~  Friday February 7, 2014 
• 7 pm 
• Tickets $15 
• Colonial Theater 
• Tickets on sale December 2, 2013 at 9 am
Join the Idaho Falls Nordic Ski Patrol with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Idaho Falls.   The show will feature over 2 hours of films with extreme skiing, climbing, water sports, exotic culture and high adventures. The program content is family oriented. There is a drawing for door prizes and gallery displays from local organizations.  The Idaho Falls Nordic Ski Patrol offers winter outdoor education to the general public and emergency care to Nordic skiers in Eastern Idaho. The primary patrol areas are Harriman State Park and backcountry surrounding Kelly Canyon.

JAZZREACH
 - Friday February 14, 2014 
• 7:30 PM 
• Colonial Theater 
• $30   
The Metta Quintet is a cohesive, tight-knit unit featuring some of today’s most esteemed creative jazz artists. Spend Valentine’s eve- ning in the Colonial enjoying a performance of romantic jazz standards.  Sponsored by Eric & Tracy Hoart • Kool Katz and a Dawg • Anne Voillequé & Louise Nelson • Post Register • NPG of Idaho • KISU, FM-91

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music 
 -  Friday February 21, 2014 
• 6:30 PM 
• Colonial Theater 
• Tickets $12  
Test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. The evening begins with a live show in which your host will lead you through a vocal warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award the prizes. Then, you sit back and watch the original 1965 movie in glorious TechnicolorTM with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won’t miss a chance to sing your hearts out. Sponsored by Terry Miller • D.A. Davidson & Co. • Post Register • Ball Ventures & Snake River Landing • NPG of Idaho • Classy 97, KLCE-FM