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#WonderWednesday: January 9th

Snow Sculptures, Opera, John Muir and Snowboarding – It’s Another Wonder-filled Week In Jackson Hole!

It’s a musical Mix’d Media night at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Thursday, January 10th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Don’t miss the concert by Freda Felcher in the Cook Auditorium at 7 pm, and Aspen Dawn will be performing in the lobby at 6 pm.  There will be a cash bar and Members receive one free drink.

Opera lovers take note, Grand Teton Music Festival and The Met Live in HD present Verdi’s La Traviata at the Twin Cinema on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00 pm.  Violetta, the tragic heroine, is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire and is captured by Diana Damrau.  Teton Juan Diego Florez sings the role of Alfred, Violetta’s hapless lover, and baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys the love.

What a weekend it will be in Driggs, Idaho for the 8th Annual Snowscapes and Snow Ball!  Over 4 days, professional and amateur teams will be sculpting large blocks of snow and transform the Driggs city plaza into an art display.  The event is free and children are welcome to learn how to sculpt and play in the Community Fun Zone.

  • Friday, January 11th – 1-6pm – Community Snow Stomping. Everyone is invited to help us stomp the snow.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 18 – Snow sculpting- All are welcome to observe.
  • Saturday, Jan. 19 – People’s and Kids Choice voting and Competition Judging and Awards- All are welcome
  • Saturday, Jan. 19 – 7th Annual SNOW BALL at 7pm-11pm. Adults $15, Kids $8

We don’t know if John Muir would have strapped on a snowboard, but we are sure he would approve of “Ode to Muir” a film by TGR that pairs professional snowboarder and found of Protect our Winters, Jeremy Jones, with two-time Olympian, Elena Hight, as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition into the John Muir Wilderness.  Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, and grueling climbs, with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world.  Presented at Center for the Arts on Friday, January 11th.

Doors at 6:30 pm, film at 7:30 pm.  All proceeds benefit Protect our Winters. 

Join the Laff Staff as they kick off their tenth year of providing local laughs to the town of Jackson, on Saturday, January 12th, 8 pm at The Center Black Box Theater.  They use audience suggestions to inspire the hilarity. Who knows? You may end up on stage! Their show usually hovers between PG and PG-13 if they were to rate it. Come and see why locals have called this one of the hottest tickets in town.

The opening reception for local artist, Bryan Iguchi’s, landscape paintings will be held at the Teton County Library Gallery on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 pm.  Inspired by the “catchment to coast continuum,“ Entrenched Meanderings, explores realizations of powerful formative patterns and life sustaining connections, following the path of least resistance. Refreshments will be served.