Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
Friesen+Lantz Fine Art
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GRAND OPENING | Friesen+Lantz Fine Art @ Friesen+Lantz Fine Art | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
3:00 pm
Friesen+Lantz Fine Art announces its Grand Opening and inaugural exhibitions – two dynamic and theatrical solo shows from acclaimed artists David Hytone and Anna Skibska. Both exhibitions have been in the works for over a year and open Saturday, 12 February with the artists in attendance. David Hytone and Anna Skibska each exemplify unique world-views through their craft, and the Gallery invites seasoned and budding art enthusiasts to experience their newest bodies of work. The schedule is as follows for the Grand Opening of Friesen+Lantz on Saturday, 12 February at the Gallery (320 1st Ave N, Ketchum): 3PM David Hytone Artist Talk 3:30PM Anna Skibska Artist Talk 4-6PM Grand Opening Celebration INAUGURAL EXHIBITIONS: DAVID HYTONE – If not for the Pantomime Ventriloquist A finalist for the 2018 Neddy Award in Painting, David Hytone is a Seattle based artist with a theatrical background. The artist’s dimensional mixed media works examine human frailty and the mechanisms that we employ to compensate for our limitations – imagined and otherwise. Using themes of theatre and still-life, Hytone explores the space between the veneers of projection, facade and the actuality of things. ANNA SKIBSKA – Labyrinth of Light Anna Skibska is an innovator in the ...
The Community Library
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Decolonizing Road Signs and the Doctrine of Discovery @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Join award-winning journalist and author Tony Tekaroniake Evans for an in-depth investigation of his recent story in High Country News titled “Decolonizing Idaho Road Signs,” about efforts to redress the erasure of Indigenous history and culture on highway markers in Idaho and elsewhere in the U.S. Described as “decolonization where the rubber hits the road,” this report went nationwide on NPR’s Here and Now and was later expanded in coverage by the Smithsonian Magazine and other publications. Evans will introduce us to the celebrated career of Alexander Ross, whose legacy on a road sign at Galena Summit north of Ketchum has long held that he “discovered” the Sawtooth Valley in 1822. Much to the contrary, Native peoples have passed this way for millennia and continue to do so, taking part in ongoing conservation efforts in the territory of the Shoshone-Bannock people. Drawing on personal experience, historical research and breaking news stories, Evans will tell the story of the centuries-old legal framework known as the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, how it disenfranchised Indigenous peoples of titles to land during periods of genocide and assimilation and led to common assumption that Indians would no longer play a role in the history of ...
The Community Library
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Early Sun Valley: Union Pacific, Averell Harriman and Alf Engen @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Author and lecturer John Lundin will discuss the history of Sun Valley Resort, its time under Union Pacific, and the roles of two individuals who played key roles in making Sun Valley the force it was in our skiing history: Averell Harriman, Chairman of the Board of Union Pacific Railroad, and Alf Engen, the dominant ski jumper of his generation who played an important role at Sun Valley in its early years. Registration and proof of vaccination are required to attend in person. The program will also be livestreamed on Vimeo. Photo courtesy of the Library’s Jeanne Rodger Lane Center for Regional History.
The Community Library
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Case Solved with Barbara Rae-Venter @ The Community Library | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
4:00 pm
Barbara Rae-Venter, genetic genealogist, joins us from the annual Dent Conference to discuss her technique, dubbed “Investigative Genetic Genealogy,” which has been used to solve over 300 cases, many previously considered “unsolvable,” including the Allenstown Four and Golden State Killer cases. Barbara will share these stories and take your questions during this free event. Registration, proof of vaccination, and a mask are required. This program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Vimeo.
"Don't Say We Didn't Warn You" with Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Hemingway Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon joins us to discuss her debut novel, “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You.” Dixon will be joined by Mary Pauline Lowry, a 2020 resident with The Community Library and the Boise-based author of “The Roxy Letters.” Two sisters unite to survive a traumatic upbringing—from absentee parents to a wilderness camp for troubled teens—in this “relentless and spooky” (Joy Williams) debut from an essential new voice. ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Good Housekeeping, Autostraddle, The Millions “When the Juvenile Transportation Services come for you in the night in a preordained kidnapping, complete with an unmarked van and husky guardsmen you can’t outmatch, you have been sold for a promise.” A young woman thinks she has escaped her past only to discover that she’s been hovering on its edges all along: She and her younger sister bide their time in a dilapidated warehouse in a desolate town north of New York City; their parents settled there with dreams of starting an art commune. But after the girls’ father vanishes, all traces of stability disappear for the family, and the girls retreat into strange worlds of their own mythmaking and isolation. As the sisters both try ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
Julie Weston Reads from New Book @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host popular local writer Julie Weston reading from Miners’ Moon, the fourth book in her Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery series, on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM. Weston’s stories are straight out of 1920s Idaho and feature Burns, a crime photographer, and Moonshine, her black Lab. In person at Hailey Town Center West.
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm
Author/Photographer Scott Marchant – Highlights from New SV Hiking Guide @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host popular Boise-based guidebook author and outdoor photographer Scott Marchant as he shares favorite hikes from the freshly revised – The Hiker’s Guide Sun Valley & Ketchum. In-person at Hailey Town Center West on Thursday, June 16, at 5:30 PM. Books will be available for purchase.
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: Coyote and the Basket by Diana Yupe @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year. Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
Forest Service Park
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Speaker Series: Imbolo Mbue @ Forest Service Park | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
The 2022 Community Speaker Series presented by the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference and The Community Library welcomes award-winning author Imbolo Mbue for its first of three free lecture in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park. Imbolo Mbue is the author of How Beautiful We Were and the bestselling Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, and lives in New York City. Bring your camp chairs, blankets, picnics, and join us! Book signing to follow.
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: Exploring the Sawtooths - Climbing, Mountaineering, Skiing @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
Forest Service Park
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Speaker Series: Ayad Akhtar @ Forest Service Park | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
The 2022 Community Speaker Series presented by the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference and The Community Library welcomes award-winning writer and playwright, Ayad Akhtar. Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of “Homeland Elegies,” which The New York Times selected as a Top 10 Book of 2020. His plays have also been awarded the Kennedy Prize for American Drama and an Obie Award, as well as Tony and Olivier nominations. He is the current President of PEN America, and was named New York State Author in 2021. Bring your camp chairs, blankets, picnics, and join us! Book signing to follow.
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: Uphill Battles - Land and Wildlife in an Era of Divided Politics @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: The Arms Race between Ecolocating Bats and Insects @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm
Health and Well-Being Speaker Series  When Breath Becomes Air @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s Health & Well-being Speaker Series featuring Lucy Kalanithi M.D. Dr. Kalanithi is a clinical associate professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air. Free event made possible from community generosity. Please reserve your seats atwww.theargyros.org/calendar/
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: American Pikas - Vulnerability, Resilience, Conservation @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: Another Look at Our Wilderness History - The Female Leaders @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
The Community Library
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Diane Raptosh @ The Community Library
5:00 pm
Diane Raptosh’s “Hand Signs from Eternity’s Yurt” explores civic unease in a series of 22 American sonnets—unrhymed 14-lined poems. Characterized by a sense of informed resistance and revolutionary compassion, the poems seek a “conscious recoupling of feeling / with thought” in the hopes that empathy might birth a new strain of democracy. Join us as Raptosh discusses the joys of reading and writing poetry and the role of the imagination in an imperiled democracy. She will discuss poetry as one of our most underused resources for reimagining self and society. She’ll share some of her most recent work with us and will invite your questions. A book signing will follow. This event will be held outdoors on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Lawn on 4th Street. No registration is required. Bring your chair or blanket! (In case of inclement weather, the event will move indoors to the Lecture Hall.) Diane Raptosh’s :American Amnesiac” (Etruscan Press), was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award in poetry. A native Idahoan and the recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016). In 2018 ...
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: Sawtooth NRA 50th Anniversary Forum @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: an 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series: Imagining Idaho's Wild Salmon in 2055 @ Stanley Museum | Stanley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
The last program in our Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series! An 8-week series expanding our understanding and appreciation of the Sawtooth country. This is the 15th year of hosting the summer speaker series, and we have a great lineup this year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the 50th anniversary of the Association! Join us at 6pm every Friday, July 8 – August 26 at the Stanley Museum Lawn, right off Highway 75 between Stanley and Lower Stanley. You can find a full list of program descriptions and speaker biographies on our website.
The Argyros
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
National Geographic Live Speaker Series @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
Experience the rebirth of an epic African wildlife park through the eyes of Emmy Award-winning natural history cinematographer, and longtime Ketchum resident, Bob Poole.  
The Argyros
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
National Geographic Live Speaker Series @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
Join biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about the incredible similarities we humans share with other social mammals in the animal kingdom, and what we can learn from them.  
Forest Service Park
Aug 31 all-day
Author David James Duncan: On Dams @ Forest Service Park | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
David James Duncan is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, the nonfiction collections My Story as Told by Water and God Laughs & Plays, and two fast response activist books, Citizen’s Dissent (with Wendell Berry) and The Heart of the Monster (with Rick Bass). His work has won the Western States Book Award, three Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Awards, the American Library Association’s 2004 Award for the Preservation of Intellectual Freedom (alongside Wendell), a National Book Award nomination, an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland, and has appeared in more than fifty anthologies including The Pushcart Prizes, Best American Sports Writing, Best American Essays (twice), and Best American Spiritual Writing (six times). David has spoken far and wide on imaginative and spiritual freedom, the charms of the lay contemplative life, the tragicomedy of the writing life, the crucifixion of the living earth, and the assassination of American democracy by the Supreme Court’s creation of a bogus “Corporate Person.”
Sun Valley Museum of Art
Sep 8 all-day
LECTURE: The Atlas of Drowned Towns @ Sun Valley Museum of Art | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Professor of history at Boise State University, Bob Reinhardt has created The Atlas of Drowned Towns, a public history project that explores the histories of the dozens of communities in the American West inundated by dam construction in the twentieth century. From the Snake and Sacramento to the Columbia and Colorado, massive hydroelectric, irrigation, and flood control dams tower over western rivers. Beneath the shadows and underneath the reservoirs of these dams lie the remnants of homelands, towns, villages, and other homes that were displaced or eliminated to make way for twentieth-century ideas of progress. For the broader public as well as policy makers, these disappeared places have passed out of memory and into myth. Recovering the submerged pasts of lost communities will reveal the historical significance of marginalized places in the American West, encourage appreciation of the complexity of such places, and provide lessons for the future of river development and community displacement.
Sun Valley Community School
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Rivers & Dams in Idaho @ Sun Valley Community School | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
In looking at the four Lower Snake River dams and their financial and environmental impacts, as well as their sustainability, many voices are coming together to advocate for removing these dams. SVMoA has invited panelists to speak to the issue from a variety of perspectives: guest artist Carolina Caycedo; Nic Nelson, Executive Director of Idaho Rivers United; Craig Quarterman, U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson’s Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and a representative from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
Sun Valley Museum of Art
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm
Artist Talk: Carolina Caycedo @ Sun Valley Museum of Art | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
Join internationally acclaimed artist Carolina Caycedo for a conversation on Be Dammed, her ongoing project investigating the impacts of dams on ecosystems and communities throughout the Americas. Caycedo will discuss her commissioned project for SVMoA and the effects of large dams on indigenous and traditional cultures in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. Now based in Los Angeles, the London-born Colombian artist was the subject of a recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and has held residencies around the world, including at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, where she also had a solo exhibition.
6:00 pm
Regina Marchi has spent 20 years studying Día de los Muertos traditions in the US and Latin America and is the author of the award-winning book Day of the Dead in the USA: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon. She will discuss how Chicana/o artists initiated public Day of the Dead observances in the United States in 1972 and the cultural, political and commercial transformations of the celebration over the past 50 years. Marchi holds a Ph.D. in Communication from UC San Diego and is a Media Studies professor at Rutgers University, where she studies the intersections of media, culture and politics.
Limelight Hotel
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Live Younger Presentation @ Limelight Hotel | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
6:30 pm
Many people fear aging. New research gives us a roadmap to bio hack your genes to create a longer, healthier life. In this live presentation Dr. Maria will show you how! Sponsored by Zenergy Health Club and Spa. This FREE presentation will be located in the Silver Creek Room of the Limelight Hotel. See you there!
Wood River High School Performing Arts Theatre
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm
LECTURE: Author Sandra Cisneros @ Wood River High School Performing Arts Theatre | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Sandra Cisneros’ lecture is proudly presented by The Community Library and Sun Valley Museum of Art. Cisneros is an award-winning poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working class. Her novel The House on Mango Street has sold over seven million copies, has been translated into over twenty-five languages, and is required reading in elementary, high school, and universities across the nation. As part of her stay, Cisneros will address more than 200 Wood River High School students who have read her novel. A new book, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo, a story in English and in Spanish, was published in 2021. In the fall of 2022, a new collection of poetry, Woman Without Shame, Cisneros’s first in 28 years, will be published by Knopf and by Vintage Español in a Spanish language translation, Mujer sin vergüenza, by Liliana Valenzuela. Her presentation will be in both English and Spanish. Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. As a single woman, she chose to have books instead of children. She earns her living by her pen. As a special introduction for the evening, Denice Carlos and Hector Flores of ...
The Community Library
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Conversation with Martyna Majok, 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights' Resident @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Martyna Majok, the 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights’ Resident, will read the opening monologue from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Cost of Living,” and discuss her work and writing process. The play, on Broadway this fall, deftly challenges the typical perceptions of those living with disabilities and delves deep into the ways class, race, nationality, and wealth can create gulfs between people, even as they long for the ability to connect. A light reception will follow. Registration recommended. Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency (SVPR) is a non-profit artist retreat, commissioning program, and new play development lab based in Idaho. The mission of SVPR is to galvanize positive change within Wood River Valley’s community and beyond by giving visionary theatre artists of all backgrounds substantive time and space to focus on creating new work for the stage that produces conversations and learning opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. Annually, SVPR provides one playwright a $10,000 commission, 13 months of individually-tailored development resources, and two months of retreat time in Ketchum, in partnership with The Community Library and The Argyros.

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