THIS WEEK 2.6.13

By on February 6, 2013
Nordic Life at the National Museum of Wildlife Art - courtesy photo
Nordic Life at the National Museum of Wildlife Art - courtesy photo

Nordic Life at the National Museum of Wildlife Art – courtesy photo

A life on skinny skis
Join Jackson Hole native Peter Ashley for dinner and a presentation covering his 35 years of professional experience in cross- county skiing.

Nordic Life, dinner at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. $20, $15 children. 733-0296;

America and the Middle East
What role should the U.S. play to secure our interests, help Arab societies transition to democracy, and resolve other conflicts? Join Daniel Kurtzer to explore these contentious topics surrounding the Middle East.

The Challenges of Change, 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Center for the Arts. $10. 733-4900;

The art of 3D
Brain Farm Cinema’s most ambitious snowboarding film to date, Art of Flight, has been taken to new heights. After 68,000 man-hours, the film was transformed into a 3D movie.

Art of Flight 3D, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the MovieWorks Cinema. $12.50, order tickets at 200-6050;

Salsa grooves
Miami-based guest artist Nelson Vallin will be in Jackson all week teaching salsa. The workshop heats up Friday night with a dance party open to all.

Salsa Dance Party, 9 p.m., Friday, at Dancers’ Workshop. $10; free for workshop participants. 733-6398;

Apres art
What better way to round out a great day of skiing than with wine and art? View works by Simon Gudeon, Adam Siegel and more.

Après Ski & Art, 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Diehl Gallery. Free. 733-0905;

Friday night fun for kids
Make some reservations and drop the kids off for an interactive evening of games, gymnastics, crafts and movies while you enjoy a night on the town.

Kids Night Out, 6:30 p.m., Friday, at Axis Gymnastics and Sport Academy. $20 members, $25 non-members. 732-2847;

Snow glitterati get down
Billed as the biggest bash of the year, JH Snowboarder Mag’s annual party will feature hip-hop from Zion I and awesome raffle prizes from Lib Tech, Never Summer, Smith Optics and more. Dress to impress for this highly anticipated event.

JH Snowboarder Party, 8 p.m., Saturday, at the Pink Garter Theatre. $25. 733-3729; 733-1500;;

Hit the trails
With snowshoe and snow bike demos at Cache Creek, and skinny skiing at the Elementary School, the JH Winter Trails Day is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, sip on hot chocolate and win some great raffle prizes.

JH Winter Trails Day, noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Cache Creek Trailhead and DJ Elementary. Free. 739-9025;

Hearts and art
Valentine’s Day is approaching and the JH Artfest is the place to find that special gift for your sweetie or soon-to-be. Original works from art to clothing to home décor will be available from a variety of local artists and crafters.

JH Artfest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Teton County Fair Building. Free. 699-1304;

Return to flight
The Raptor Basics class at TRC will acquaint you with its resident beautiful birds of prey. It’s also an opportunity to learn how you can help return these fascinating creatures back into the wild.

Raptor Basics, Tuesday, 8 p.m., at the Teton Raptor Center. 203-2551;

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