Friesen+Lantz Fine Art
Mar 8 – Mar 31 all-day
Suzanne Hazlett | Moving Heaven & Earth @ Friesen+Lantz Fine Art | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Friesen+Lantz Fine Art presents a bold new body of work from encaustic artist Suzanne Hazlett. Encaustic painting is a technique dating back to the Greeks, blending fire with wax and pigment to fuse the material with a rigid surface. “I am a rock climber and a stargazer seeking a balance between celestial inspiration and earthly reality,” says Hazlett. “Incorporated in this collection are influences from stone, land formations, skyscapes, and atmosphere, as well as stars and nebulae.” “This is a rare body of work in an artist’s career—one that unequivocally marks a dramatic expansion in their craft and the beginning of an exciting chapter,” Friesen+Lantz Owner/Director Yanna Lantz says. “Hazlett is pushing the boundaries of encaustic in her inventive forms, incredible depth and combinations of colors that transport viewers to another realm.” For more information, please visit our website at www.
The Tale of Franz Kafka's Archives at the National Library of Israel with Dr. Stefan Litt @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
The National Library of Israel has the honor of holding the third largest collection in the world of Franz Kafka’s original manuscripts, letters, and drawings; it represents a significant perspective of Kafka’s legacy. While Kafka did not foresee the sacred value of his work, his friend Max Brod, who was part of Kafka’s literary circle, did and he preserved Kafka’s material even when instructed not to do so. Dr. Stefan Litt, Humanities Curator of the National Library of Israel, will not only share highlights of the Kafka archives, but will tell the story behind the Kafka collection and how it ultimately came to the National Library of Israel. Stefan Litt received his PhD in Pre-Modern History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has researched and taught at the universities of Erfurt, Duesseldorf, Graz and Bar-Ilan in Israel, and has published on the history of early modern European Jewry and on Jewish archives and book culture. He was awarded the Rosl and Paul Arnsberg Prize for his research. Since 2010, he has worked as an archivist at the National Library of Israel, responsible for the foreign language holdings. In 2018, Dr. Litt assumed the position of Humanities Curator of the ...
Hailey Public Library
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Amazing World of Native Bees @ Hailey Public Library
5:30 pm
Hailey Public Library will buzz into spring with a free talk about ‘The Amazing World of Native Bees’ with educator and forester Linda Ries on Thursday, March 23, 5:30-7:00 PM at Town Center West. The talk is co-sponsored with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. Native bees are a primary pollinator for agricultural crops. However, these fascinating creatures are in decline all over the United States as a result of loss of habitat, toxins and disease. The good news is that there’s much we can do in our own backyards to help them out.  But first we need to learn more about the unique natural history and lifestyle of the species who live here.  
The Community Library
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"The Torqued Man" A Conversation with Peter Mann @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a conversation with Peter Mann, Writer-In-Residence at the Hemingway House and author of “The Torqued Man”: a brilliant debut novel, at once teasing literary thriller and a darkly comic blend of history and invention, set in wartime Berlin and propelled by two very different but equally mesmerizing voices: a German spy handler and his Irish secret agent, neither of whom are quite what they seem. Named one of the Best Books of 2022 by The New Yorker. Mann will be in conversation with the Library’s executive director, Jenny Emery Davidson. A book signing will follow. Berlin—September, 1945. Two manuscripts are found in rubble, each one narrating conflicting versions of the life of an Irish spy during the war. One of them is the journal of a German military intelligence officer and an anti-Nazi cowed into silence named Adrian de Groot, charting his relationship with his agent, friend, and sometimes lover, an Irishman named Frank Pike. In De Groot’s narrative, Pike is a charismatic IRA fighter sprung from prison in Spain to assist with the planned German invasion of Britain, but who never gets the chance to consummate his deal with the devil. Meanwhile, the other ...
The Argyros
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm
San Jose Taiko @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
8:00 pm
San Jose Taiko was founded in 1973 as only the third such group to form outside of Japan. They are recognized as pioneers in contemporary Taiko and have been instrumental to the growth of the art form, helping to nurture an ecosystem that now supports more than 500 groups spread throughout North America. San Jose Taiko teaches, performs, and expands the Taiko art form.
The Community Library
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
“I Know Who You Are”: DNA Sleuthing with Barbara-Rae Venter @ The Community Library
5:30 pm
For twelve years the Golden State Killer terrorized California, stalking victims and killing without remorse. Then he simply disappeared, for the next forty-four years, until an amateur DNA sleuth opened her laptop. In “I Know Who You Are: How An Amateur DNA Sleuth Unmasked The Golden State Killer And Changed Crime Fighting Forever,” Barbara Rae-Venter reveals how she went from researching her family history as a retiree to hunting for a notorious serial killer—and how she became the nation’s leading authority on investigative genetic genealogy, the most dazzling new crime-fighting weapon to appear in decades. Rae-Venter leads readers on a vivid journey through the many cases she tackled, often starting with little more than a DNA sample. From the first criminal case she ever solved to the search for the Golden State Killer, Rae-Venter shares haunting, often thrilling accounts of how she helped solve some of America’s most chilling cold cases in the span of just three years. “I Know Who You Are” captures both the exhilaration of the moment of discovery and the sheer depth of emotion that lingers around cold cases, informing Rae-Venter’s careful approach to her work. It is a story of relentless curiosity, of constant invention ...
Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm
Wood River Orchestra Spring 2023 Concert @ Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater
4:00 pm
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its annual Spring concert. Free.
The Community Library
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Navigating Longevity Panel @ The Community Library
1:00 pm
The Senior Connection’s Aging Friendly Committee presents the Navigating Longevity Speaker Series. Speakers include Dr. Carol Stephens, who will discuss aging and navigating the challenges of dementia, and Ashley Scates, who will provide insights on the legal aspects of aging. Please join us for this presentation with time for questions to follow. Registration recommended.
Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Park City, Utah’s Housing Development Manager @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
In 2017, Jason Glidden launched the Affordable Housing Department of Park City as its first Housing Development Manager, focusing on programs to create affordable housing in the Park City area. He spent the previous decade developing programs and projects that help communities thrive as Park City’s Economic Development and Business Development Manager. Jason holds a master’s in business administration. In many respects, the Park City area is a peer community and as such has similar struggles. Jason will describe these struggles and successes, what makes resort communities’ housing challenges unique, and what solutions and tools work well there. One such solution is deed-restricting housing units to people who live and/or work in the area and by income – which can be accomplished with a range of tools. Other initiatives include public-private partnerships to further housing development, land management code amendments, and a seasonal employee housing program. Jason Glidden will be joined by Carissa Connelly, Housing Director of the City of Ketchum. Ketchum is implementing its year-one Housing Action Plan adopted May 2022, which includes many actions that mirror Park City’s efforts. This program will be livestreamed and available to watch later. In collaboration with the Spur Community Foundation.
The Argyros
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
Barcelona Flamenco Ballet @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
The Argyros welcomes back Barcelona Flamenco Ballet (BFB) and their production of New Time/Flamenco Reborn. In an all new show, BFB fuses three dance styles with which we are all familiar – jazz, contemporary, and, of course, flamenco – creating a tension so electric, the metallic tapping sounds of the dancers footwork endure in one’s ears, leaving us questioning: What does it mean to be ‘reborn’? One interpretation of ‘reborn’ is that of reconstruction. The dancers constantly reconstruct the ambiances they produce onstage, building up a rhythm with repetitive motions – and then break it, instantly stopping, rupturing the established order, then beginning again. In this way, the rhythm itself is ‘reborn’ – constantly renewing the dynamics of the performance, keeping it fresh and alive. Witness the drama of BFB, from the exuberant outpourings of passion to quiet moments of intimacy in this constantly changing display of reinvention.
The Community Library
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reader's Corner with Bob Kustra @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Bob Kustra, the host of “Reader’s Corner” on Boise State Public Radio, will join us for an evening to discuss his interviews and their issues and ideas that matter today. “Reader’s Corner” is a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Emeritus & Professor of Public Service Bob Kustra. The show features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary prizes and best-selling authors. Register online to save your seat.
Private residence
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun Valley Culinary Institute Annual Dance Party @ Private residence
6:00 pm
Patti and Don McGrath, Jill and Lee Pollock, and the Sun Valley Culinary Institute Invite You to Kick off the Summer Season at our Annual Dance Party. Please celebrate summer 2023 with us and be treated to a seasonal cuisine created by the School’s Chef, Andy Floyd.
Rodney Smith Retrospective with Paul Martineau, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum @ Gilman Contemporary | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Join us along with Paul Martineau, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Leslie Smolan, Executive Director of the Rodney Smith Estate, in celebrating the release of Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith published by Getty Publications. Born in New York City, Rodney Smith (1947-2016) developed his extraordinary eye over the course of 4 decades. Starting his career as a photo-essayist he found his stride with portrait photography which led to his greatest art in fashion photography. His sophisticated compositions and stylish characters exist in a timeless world of grand, romantic scenes with quiet allure while also reflecting his innate playfulness with whimsical and surreal visual twists. “Taking photographs was my way of reconciling the mundane with the ideal, of reconciling my fears, and shifting from anxious loner to participant. It was with my camera that I began to find intimacy.” – Rodney Smith Pictured & On View in Galley: Don Jumping Over Hay Roll No. 1, Monkton, Maryland, 1999, acquired by the Getty in 2021
Sun Valley Resort
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival @ Sun Valley Resort
12:00 am
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Five days. Forty Bands. One Million Smiles Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival was birthed out of a love and appreciation for jazz music by Tom & Barbara Hazzard and is held mid-October each year in Sun Valley, ID. Become One of the Thousands of Jazz Fans Who Have Been Delighted Since 1990! This experience of telling the story of “American” music is our passion. Amazing isn’t it? We all get to be part of this history while it’s still in the making. The names that ring through eternity—Armstrong, Ellington, Fitzgerald, Beiderbecke, Goodman, Holliday, Basie, Shaw, Miller, and so many more—have created a legacy of delight that lives on through those of us who participate in this jazz festival. The history of this music echoes the history of twentieth century America. This jazz event is held this year because of your continued support and encouragement. You tell people how much fun it is and that they need to come to Sun Valley. It continues because people have a heart to support the event and ...

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