This Week for Feb. 20, 2013

By on February 19, 2013





Turn snow into art

Get your team together for this year’s snow sculpture contest on the Town Square, as part of the JH Winterfest. Teams can start building their masterpieces on Wednesday, and judging happens Saturday.

Snow Sculpture Championships, Wednesday to Saturday, on the Town Square. 733-3316;

Winterfest wrap-up

From snow sculpting to ski joring to live music, the last few days of the JH Winterfest have plenty of activities to help you enjoy the snowy, sometimes arctic, winter season.

JH Winterfest, Wednesday to Sunday, at various locations. 733-3316;

THURSDAY 2.21 to SAT. 2.23

Riot Act does opera

The members of Riot Act Inc. are back at it with a performance of The Threepenny Opera, the 1928 musical that sparked memorable songs, such as “Mac the Knife,” “Jenny the Pirate,” and “Solomon’s Song.”

The Threepenny Opera, 7:30 p.m., Thursday to Saturday, at the Walk Festival Hall. $25 adults, $20 students/seniors. 203-9067;


Progressive and diverse

For the next three consecutive Thursdays the Women of Color Filmmakers will be holding discussions examining gender, race, ethnicity and class issues. This week’s film is Real Women have Curves.

Women of Color Filmmakers film discussion, 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Center for the Arts. Free. 721-9243;

Bon appetit

Just because it’s French doesn’t mean it’s fried. Nurse Jayne Ottman and Vom Fass owner Kim Wiess will be giving out tips on cooking nutritional French dishes.

French, Fun & Never Fried, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Vom Fass. $25. 724-1535;

Novice knitters

Learn the basics of knitting over the next two Thursday nights. From yarn selection to pattern reading, you will come out of the entry level class with the skills to start a knitting career and a pair of fingerless mitts.

Beginner Knitting, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Knit on Pearl. $50. 733-5648;


Beer lovers unite

Eighteen breweries around Wyoming have joined forces for their second annual collaborative brew. Meet the brewers and try out this year’s Imperial Brown Ale aged in Wyoming Whiskey barrels. Live music will be provided by Irish rockers, Swagger.

Wyoming Brewer’s Collaboration Brew 2.0 Party, 9 p.m., Friday, Wind River Brewing in Pinedale. Free. 307-367-2337;

Fragile beauty

Glass artists of the valley will unite for “Crystallized Light,” an exhibit featuring some of the area’s best glass pieces spanning four decades. The exhibition runs through March 15.

Crystallized Light, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Art Association Gallery. Free. 733-6374;

Icy mojo

Ice climbers of all ages are invited to compete in three different events this week under the lights of the Teton Ice Park at Snow King. Climbers can win cash prizes while spectators stay warm by the bonfire.

Teton Ice Fest, 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Snow King Ice Park. $10 per event, $25 for all three. 690-1385;


Naughty, old-timey fun

The 117th annual ‘49er Ball is the longest running party in Jackson Hole. The historic bash, thrown by the Lion’s Club, will feature live music by Kenny Bradberry, a silent auction, Vegas debauchery and a $1,000 raffle prize.

JH Lion’s ‘49er Ball, 7 p.m., Saturday, at The Virginian Lodge. $15 advance, $20 at the door. 734-8228.


Jazz for the eyes

This month’s Book Club meeting will focus on Jazz, the second book in a three-book trilogy written by Toni Morrison. Topics will range from maternal love to psychic death to resurrection.

American Masters Book Club, 6 p.m., Monday, at Teton County Library. Free. 733-2164;


Where are all the plants?

Join Beverly Boynton as she shares her four-week adventure on Canada’s Thelon River. She will be exploring the botany of the Barrenlands, or lack of, and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Botany of the Barrenlands, Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Teton County Library. Free. 733-2164;

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