The Community Library
Nov 1 2022 – Jan 31 2023 all-day
Chihuly Blanket Cyliders Exhibit @ The Community Library
12:00 am
The Foyer of Community Library In Ketchum is housing 21 exquisite art glass cylinders from renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. With this extraordinary body of work, Chihuly aims to convey his appreciation and respect for the histories, cultures, and arts of the Indigenous tribes of North America, and to recognize the influence of Native cultures on contemporary arts.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 3 all-day
6th Annual Homegrown Film Festival @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
The “must see” 6th Annual Homegrown Film Festival is back December 3rd at The Argyros in Ketchum. The Homegrown Film Festival is a celebration of the cinematic and athletic achievement of people who call this place home. The festival showcases the work of our celebrities and professionals, while also giving a platform to local youth and up-and-comers – and it does so by supporting our local Sawtooth Avalanche Center with all proceeds!                                                                      This year’s Festival includes an afternoon Matinee of longer films 3 – 6 PM, the Main Show at the Argyros 6:30 PM and a Live Stream & After Party at The Limelight Hotel 6 -11PM. For ticket info and full program visit WWW.HOMEGROWNFILMS.ORG      
Hemingway School
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Annual Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar @ Hemingway School | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
The Papoose Club Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on the first full weekend of December at the Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts show that features wonderful hand-made gifts from more than 70 artists from across the Intermountain West. ​Saturday, December 3, 2022: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2022: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Santa on Sunday 1 – 2:30pm Wood River Valley’s top market for buying gifts for friends and family: sweets, ceramics, handblown glass, clothing, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, decorative objects, textiles, and more. If you are interested in being a vendor, please fill out this vendor application. To volunteer go to: Signup.com
Sun Valley Opera House
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sondheim Tribute Revue @ Sun Valley Opera House | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
TLTC’s first concert musical, Sondheim Tribute Revue is a celebration of the late, great composer Stephen Sondheim’s most enduring works. With music direction by R.L. Rowsey, this unique night of Sondheim features collaboration amongst the valley’s finest musical performers. Kick off the holiday season with an experience tailor made for the whole family – an incredible evening of song that promises to be as enriching, complex, and as heartfelt as the melodies created by the legendary composer himself: Mr. Stephen Sondheim. Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU FEEL! Featuring: Patsy Wygle Kevin Wade Hannah Nye Joseph Bosteder and R.L. Rowsey
Sun Valley Opera House
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sondheim Tribute Revue @ Sun Valley Opera House | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
2:00 pm
TLTC’s first concert musical, Sondheim Tribute Revue is a celebration of the late, great composer Stephen Sondheim’s most enduring works. With music direction by R.L. Rowsey, this unique night of Sondheim features collaboration amongst the valley’s finest musical performers. Kick off the holiday season with an experience tailor made for the whole family – an incredible evening of song that promises to be as enriching, complex, and as heartfelt as the melodies created by the legendary composer himself: Mr. Stephen Sondheim. Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU FEEL! Featuring: Patsy Wygle Kevin Wade Hannah Nye Joseph Bosteder and R.L. Rowsey
The Community Library
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Creating the Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join Idaho State Historical Society’s Executive Director Janet L. Gallimore in a conversation about the journey to create the Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture. A legacy of the 2020 “Idaho Women 100: Courageous Past, Unlimited Future” initiative, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage, this will be the first monument dedicated to women on the Idaho State House grounds. Irene Deely, the respected Idaho sculptor known for her figurative sculptures in bronze, is the project’s artist. Inspired in part by the Idaho State Seal, this woman walks metaphorically in the footsteps of those who came before and then hands off her shoe to the future. The piece will be dedicated in December of 2022. The Idaho Capitol Commission approved the sculpture for placement on the Idaho State Capitol grounds and it will become part of the Idaho State Historical Society’s collections, in the Capitol Collections portfolio. In 1896, Idaho was the 4th state to grant its women suffrage through Idaho Senate Resolution 2. The Idaho Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Sculpture reminds all Idahoans of Idaho’s historic leadership as the 4th state to grant women suffrage and the 30th state to ratify the national women’s suffrage amendment; these were ...
Sawtooth Brewery Public House
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm
Trivia at Sawtooth Brewery Public House @ Sawtooth Brewery Public House | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
Trivia Night at the Public House in Ketchum! Trivia Returns to Sawtooth Brewery Public House! Games will be held in Ketchum every Tuesday. Games are at 7:30pm & 8:30pm with tabs to the winner! Free-to-play & all ages welcome. Come early to grab a bite & beer!
Ketchum Town Square
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm
Ketchum Tree Lighting @ Ketchum Town Square | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
4:30 pm
The Ketchum Tree Lighting Ceremony is Wednesday December 7th at 4:30pm There will be a mail box direct to Santa, Christmas Carols courtesy of Colla Voce, Santa arriving in fashion on the firetruck and, of course, cookies and hot cocoa.
“From the Mind's Eye to the Digital and Beyond" - Book Signing Party @ Chapter One Book Store | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Join us for a book signing party for the new book “From the Mind’s Eye to the Digital and Beyond“ celebrating 50 years of breathtaking creativity by local artist and computer art pioneer Brentano Haleen at Chapter One Bookstore on December 7 from 5 to 7 pm.
Sun Valley Culinary Institute
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am
Sun Valley Culinary Institute Tours @ Sun Valley Culinary Institute
10:00 am
The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is pleased to offer tours open to the general public. Come see why we have become one of the most important and entertaining sites to visit in the Wood River Valley. As a full time location for both student culinary classes year round and personalized classes for the general public, SVCI is proud to open our doors and welcome visitors with coffee and donuts. Come see for yourself…free tours are offered every Thursday at 10AM
The Community Library
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
An intimate journey into the sketchbook world and how drawing can offer a moment of stillness and peace within an often chaotic world. This weekly drop-in workshop offers a welcoming and supportive space for both beginners and seasoned sketchers to draw together. Focus will be on nature journaling, but any type of drawing is welcome. Prompts will be offered as well as guidance. Each session we will jump down a “rabbit hole” and study in depth one plant or landscape element or learn about different brushes, paints, papers, and other art supplies. Leslie will also show nature journals kept by different artists for inspiration. For supplies bring a current sketchbook, if you are working in one, travel-size water color set and brush, or just a pencil or pen and paper. This workshop will run on Thursdays: December 1, 18, and 15 in the Community Library’s Learning Commons. Leslie Rego has drawn in journals for years. She carries sketchbooks and paints with her while enjoying the national forest and will take time to draw and paint landscapes and flowers on her many hikes. Leslie wrote the “Sketchbook Hiking” article in The Weekly Sun for many years. She has artwork in private ...
12:00 am
Mark your calendars for the tradition of all traditions at SVSEF—the Wild Game Dinner! Friday, December 9th. Details will be posted here late fall 2022.  
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm
A Randimals Christmas Story Extravaganza at the Argyros @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
4:00 pm
Please join us for the world premiere stage production reading of The Randimals, based on the Randimals Children’s book (releasing Dec 5th in hardback). The Randimals Christmas Story Extravaganza is the perfect après ski event for kids and big kids alike.  This event is FREE but tickets are required by either reserving them online or contacting the Argyros Box Office 208.726.7872 What to expect: A quick introduction to Randimals and the Randimals message: ‘What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world’. An audience participation ‘unboxing’ of the new holiday Randimal collection. An interactive Create Your Own Randimal contest. A staged reading of the Randimals Children’s book and a preview of the second book. An audience sing along of the Randimals song. Randimal giveaways! Randimals book signing and gifts. And, if we are lucky, a visit from Santa! We hope to see you there. About Randimals: Randimals are combination animal toys and books with a timely message: ‘What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world’. Randimals was started by local friends, Nick Harman (Front of House Director at The Argyros) and Casey Finegan during Covid lockdown, and in the words of Nick Harman, “It’s been a wild ride ever since!”
Church of the Bigwood
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm
Wood River Orchestra Holiday Concert @ Church of the Bigwood
4:00 pm
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its annual holiday concert at the Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. 3:30pm – Refreshments and silent auction 4:00pm – Concert Free.
Gilman Contemporary
Dec 13 2022 – Jan 17 2023 all-day
Deck Your Walls @ Gilman Contemporary | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Each December Gilman Contemporary celebrates the diversity of the artists they bring to Sun Valley with a dynamic group exhibition. This year the gallery teases future summer exhibitions including Carmen McNall and Mayme Kratz, who will have solo exhibitions in 2023. Also featured in December’s group exhibit are gallery newcomers Matt Duffin and Ghislain Brown-Kossi. Matt Duffin explores the themes of solitude and irony through moody and “neurotically meticulous” encaustic wax paintings. He uses the stark contrast of extreme light and shadow, as well as strong compositional strategies, to enhance his implied narratives creating works that are simultaneously dark and humorous. Ghislain Brown-Kossi’s childhood in France and Ivory Coast heritage feed his work as an archeological pop artist. Mixed dialects and cultures inspire his colorful, bold, and geometric work with hieroglyphic symbols emerging through sand. Gilman will also present works by local artist Jill Lear, Brazilian artist Thai Mainhard, and Hunt Slonem whose art can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Pictured work is Carmen McNall’s “Enfold in a Greater Space #3”, acrylic on hand carved wood panel.
Sawtooth Brewery Public House
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Trivia at Sawtooth Brewery Public House @ Sawtooth Brewery Public House | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
Trivia Night at the Public House in Ketchum! Trivia Returns to Sawtooth Brewery Public House! Games will be held in Ketchum every Tuesday. Games are at 7:30pm & 8:30pm with tabs to the winner! Free-to-play & all ages welcome. Come early to grab a bite & beer!
The Community Library
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Spanish Story Time @ The Community Library
5:30 pm
The Community Library Story Time presents: Spanish Story Time. Candida Minino reads stories in Spanish. This is an evening (5:30 pm) offering for kids and families. Stories will be followed by a craft for kids. It is held in the Treehouse in the Children’s Library.
Sun Valley Culinary Institute
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am
Sun Valley Culinary Institute Tours @ Sun Valley Culinary Institute
10:00 am
The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is pleased to offer tours open to the general public. Come see why we have become one of the most important and entertaining sites to visit in the Wood River Valley. As a full time location for both student culinary classes year round and personalized classes for the general public, SVCI is proud to open our doors and welcome visitors with coffee and donuts. Come see for yourself…free tours are offered every Thursday at 10AM
The Community Library
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature Journaling with Leslie Rego @ The Community Library
4:00 pm
An intimate journey into the sketchbook world and how drawing can offer a moment of stillness and peace within an often chaotic world. This weekly drop-in workshop offers a welcoming and supportive space for both beginners and seasoned sketchers to draw together. Focus will be on nature journaling, but any type of drawing is welcome. Prompts will be offered as well as guidance. Each session we will jump down a “rabbit hole” and study in depth one plant or landscape element or learn about different brushes, paints, papers, and other art supplies. Leslie will also show nature journals kept by different artists for inspiration. For supplies bring a current sketchbook, if you are working in one, travel-size water color set and brush, or just a pencil or pen and paper. This workshop will run on Thursdays: December 1, 18, and 15 in the Community Library’s Learning Commons. Leslie Rego has drawn in journals for years. She carries sketchbooks and paints with her while enjoying the national forest and will take time to draw and paint landscapes and flowers on her many hikes. Leslie wrote the “Sketchbook Hiking” article in The Weekly Sun for many years. She has artwork in private ...
The Community Library
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Inside a Chef’s Head with Chef Doughty @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Chef Joyce Doughty joins us and will take us into the workings of a chef’s mind. The program will focus on culinary techniques and principles, learned in a professional kitchen, that can easily translate to the home kitchen. The discussion will help the home chef recognize potential for organizing, utilizing leftovers and creating dishes based on ingredients you have on hand. This will be a unique opportunity to explore how the habits and operations of a professional chef can transform what you do and how you feel about the kitchen. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Chef Doughty’s recently published books, “The Chef Within, Breakfast and Dinner Editions.” Registration is required to attend. The program will be livestreamed and available to watch later on the Library’s Vimeo. Chef Doughty is a lifetime student of the culinary arts, starting with a serious education in her home kitchen as a young mother. She attended Cordon Bleu cooking school and shortly thereafter enrolled and completed an associate degree at Boise State University in Culinary Arts. While operating Doughty’s Bistro in downtown Boise, she concurrently aired weekly on the KTVB morning program and hosted the daily nationally syndicated program, Food for Thought, ...
Sun Valley Opera House
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Classic Christmas Concert @ Sun Valley Opera House
6:30 pm
A classic, family friendly Christmas concert in the Opera House with singing, dancing, and storytelling on December 15th & 16th. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 general admission in advance, $30 at the door. *Tickets on sale soon
Sun Valley Village
Dec 16 all-day
Open-Air Holiday Market @ Sun Valley Village | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Now in its 6th year, the European-style market will have everything from locally made artisan goods, holiday gifts, holiday wreaths, roasted nuts and more! The Holiday Market hours are: December 16th: 2pm to 7pm December 17th: 11am to 7pm December 18th: 11am to 4pm The market will be located in the Sun Valley Village by the Duck Pond.
The Ross Fork Fire - Before, During & After Presented by MESH Gallery and U.S. Forest Service @ Mesh Gallery | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
5:00 pm
Fine Art Photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck, MESH Gallery, and the United States Forest Service will premiere the exhibit The Ross Fork Fire – Before, During & After on Friday, December 16th, 2022 from 5-7:30PM. The event is free to the public. Beverages and other goodies will be served free as well. MESH Gallery is located on Town Square in Ketchum, Idaho at 420 4th Street East. 83340. The exhibit will include images, maps, and other artifacts from the fire that consumed almost 40,000 acres in or near to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). The SNRA was the nation’s first National Recreation Area established in 1972 and at almost 700,000 acres is its largest. The SNRA is considered Idaho’s Crown Jewel from a nature setting perspective and celebrated its 50-year birthday this past summer. At 6:30PM Lubeck and Fire Personnel and Subject Matter Experts from the Forest Service in a variety of disciplines will lead a discussion about the fire – before, during, & after – and its implications. A Question & Answer session will follow. For more information contact: Kyle Lubeck at [email protected]  or at (208) 309-3200
Sun Valley Opera House
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Classic Christmas Concert @ Sun Valley Opera House
6:30 pm
A classic, family friendly Christmas concert in the Opera House with singing, dancing, and storytelling on December 15th & 16th. Tickets can be purchased online for $25 general admission in advance, $30 at the door. *Tickets on sale soon
The Argyros
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Curtis Stigers @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
An intimate evening of songs and stories by the critically-acclaimed, Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist Curtis Stigers and his band. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, his commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Along the way, this musician has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing. Tickets on sale October 26 at 10:00am
Sun Valley Village
Dec 17 all-day
Open-Air Holiday Market @ Sun Valley Village | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Now in its 6th year, the European-style market will have everything from locally made artisan goods, holiday gifts, holiday wreaths, roasted nuts and more! The Holiday Market hours are: December 16th: 2pm to 7pm December 17th: 11am to 7pm December 18th: 11am to 4pm The market will be located in the Sun Valley Village by the Duck Pond.
Sun Valley Village
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Sun Valley Resort @ Sun Valley Village | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the Village in front of the duck pond Saturday, December 17th with music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Activities include an appearance by Santa, live holiday music by Faculty Lounge, ice carvings, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and a cash bar. Festivities begin at 5:30pm with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. sharp!
The Argyros
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
Alan Pasqua Trio @ The Argyros | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:30 pm
Alan Pasqua is an American rock and jazz pianist, a Steinway Piano Artist, Grammy Nominee, and Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music. He has been a member of the bands of Bob Dylan and Santana, played and recorded with jazz artists including Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke, Gary Burton, and worked with composers John Williams, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Jerry Goldsmith, and Henry Mancini.
Sun Valley Village
Dec 18 all-day
Open-Air Holiday Market @ Sun Valley Village | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Now in its 6th year, the European-style market will have everything from locally made artisan goods, holiday gifts, holiday wreaths, roasted nuts and more! The Holiday Market hours are: December 16th: 2pm to 7pm December 17th: 11am to 7pm December 18th: 11am to 4pm The market will be located in the Sun Valley Village by the Duck Pond.
Sawtooth Brewery Public House
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
Trivia at Sawtooth Brewery Public House @ Sawtooth Brewery Public House | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
Trivia Night at the Public House in Ketchum! Trivia Returns to Sawtooth Brewery Public House! Games will be held in Ketchum every Tuesday. Games are at 7:30pm & 8:30pm with tabs to the winner! Free-to-play & all ages welcome. Come early to grab a bite & beer!

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