Arts & music briefly

The Music of the Carpenters Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Beatells Courtesy the Beatells

Beatles tribute band to perform in Rexburg

The local Beatles tribute band the Beatells will perform two shows this weekend at the Romance Theater in Rexburg.

The Beatells formed in 2013 and have been performing in the region since.

“There’s just something about early rock n’ roll that people of all ages can relate to,” Stuart Deacon Jr., who portrays John Lennon, said in an email. “We have spent so much time hammering out the details just to make the experience more authentic for those who come.”

The email said each of the live performances are family friendly and will cover many hits from the “Please Please Me” era up through the Revolver Album. The shows, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 and magician Ainsley Furgason, a professional magician, will entertain audience members as they arrive.

Tickets are $6 for children 11 and under and $8 for those 12 and older. Tickets are available at the door or online at For more information on the band, visit

Music of the Carpenters coming to Colonial

The Colonial Theater will host Lisa Rock in “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

The show is a tribute to The Carpenters, one of the best-selling music artists of all time. An Idaho Falls Arts Council news release said “Close to You” pays tribute to the Carpenter’s distinctive songwriting and unparalleled voice.

Rock and her band will perform classics such as “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Top of the World.”

“We’re always careful when we pick tribute bands for our theater,” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in the release. “And we knew we had to be extra particular when looking at anyone trying to replicate Karen Carpenter’s voice. This one lived up to our standards and then some; we were all singing along in the office.”

Tickets range from $20-$35 and are available at the Idaho Falls Arts Council at 208-522-0471 or

ARTitorium has plans for Thanksgiving break

The ARTitorium on Broadway has big plans for kids during Thanksgiving Break.

The ARTitorium offers special deals and projects during school breaks. The projects, movies and other special events are appropriate for a variety of ages, with a focus on kids up to 12 years old.

The cost for admission is $3, and all special projects are included in the cost. The Thanksgiving break events are scheduled for Nov. 18-26.

Here’s a look at the projects, with a description from the ARTitorium:

Community Quilts: Help make quilts by kids for kids! Decorate a fabric square with fabric markers and then give it back to ARTitorium. We will assemble them into quilts for local kids in need and then donate them in the new year. Join us for this fun way to help give back any day during Thanksgiving Break!

Whooo are You Thankful For?: Fill our forest with owls hooting their gratitude for those around them!

Make a Smile, Take a Smile: A smile can make someone’s day, make one and add it to the wall or take one and use it brighten the day somewhere else!

A Few Feathers More: Our turkeys are feeling bare without their plumes! Decorate a feather with your favorite colors and patterns and add it to a bare bird.