Catch a very special screening of A24’s Academy Award-Winning film “The Whale” on August 29, 2023 at 5:30 PM at The Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum, ID to benefit Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. The evening includes a pre-screening reception and a post-screening conversation with playwright, screenwriter, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and Idaho-native Samuel D. Hunter. The Q&A will be moderated by Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency Artistic Director John Baker. Hunter and Baker worked closely together on Hunter’s acclaimed play “The Whale,” which Hunter later adapted for the screen. Following its premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, the Darren Aronofsky film was nominated for three Academy Awards and won two. Brendan Fraser won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Film running time: 117 minutes; Rating: R TICKETS: www.sunvalleyplaywrights.org General Admission tickets are $25, and VIP Tickets are $150. VIP Admission also includes a pre-screening reception with hors d’oeuvres with Samuel D. Hunter plus prime seating for the screening. All ticket sales benefit Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. Sponsors for the evening include The Argyros Performing Arts Center, Atkinsons’ Market, The Salty Sisters, and Wall …
Tickets are SOLD OUT • Thank you, Ketchum! Robert Cray is one of the biggest names on the modern blues scene. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years, Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases – 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts – and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. He’s also picked up multiple Grammy Awards, collaborated with some of the genre’s biggest icons, and been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
JULY-AUGUST EXHIBITION: “RE/CREATION” with SALLY KING BENEDICT For the past fifteen years, Benedict has built an impressive following with major solo shows and features in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Domino and Southern Living. Now a Ketchum resident, she’s thrilled to present her first body of work inspired by life in the Wood River Valley. For Benedict, “I have come to realize that the ways I now recreate have also, in fact, re-created me.” Opening Night reception with artist on July 7th from 5:00-7:30PM
Enjoy the paintings of Carmen McNall at our August Galley Walk! California based artist Carmen McNall’s paintings are punctuated by deep woodcuts creating a balance between textured patterns and stretches of pure pigment. By combining painting with added wood carving techniques, the paintings are not just rich in color, but embody the idea of “handcrafted, ” a theme that is central in her work through both process and subject matter as hands play a recurring role. The faceless figures in McNall’s work resemble Goddess-like muses as they rest in dynamic yet effortless poses. Each one embodying strength, confidence, and wisdom. The figures are adorned with a novel blend of symbolic patterns and mark making. They rest within their own elements, surrounded by a complex yet tranquil interior landscape that inhabit both ancient and futuristic realms. “My work tells the stories of female figures of strength, focusing on those who work with their hands; keeping alive the artifacts of humanity.” – Carmen
Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.
Join us Wednesdays—June 21 through August 16—for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a free program for children ages 2-5 (and their adult helper).
A musical visionary of incomparable gifts, Steve Hackman is a daring voice leading the charge among a new generation of classical musicians intent on redefining the genre. Equally adept in classical and popular forms, his breadth of musical fluency and technique is uncanny – he is at once a composer, conductor, producer, DJ, arranger, songwriter, singer, pianist, and even rapper. He uses those wide-ranging abilities to create ingenious hybrid compositions that blur the lines between high and pop art and challenge our very definitions thereof. The Times, They Are A-Changin’ is an evening of reimagined music by Bob Dylan. Special two night package pricing available for the July 26 & 27 shows. Cabaret Seats • $75 Tiered Seats • $40 Young Adults 30 and under • $20
A musical visionary of incomparable gifts, Steve Hackman is a daring voice leading the charge among a new generation of classical musicians intent on redefining the genre. Equally adept in classical and popular forms, his breadth of musical fluency and technique is uncanny – he is at once a composer, conductor, producer, DJ, arranger, songwriter, singer, pianist, and even rapper. He uses those wide-ranging abilities to create ingenious hybrid compositions that blur the lines between high and pop art and challenge our very definitions thereof. And I Love Her is an evening of reimagined music by The Beatles. Special two night package pricing available for the July 26 & 27 shows. Cabaret Seats • $75 Tiered Seats • $40 Young Adults 30 and under • $20
Join The Argyros, Wood River Community YMCA, I Have A Dream Foundation, College of Idaho, and the US Attorney’s Office, District of ID, to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth, which has been informally observed as a holiday for over a hundred years, marks the emancipation of African Americans from slavery on June 19th, 1865. In 2021, after decades of grassroots lobbying, it was recognized as an official federal holiday. Join us for an evening to recognize the ongoing American project of racial diversity and justice, and to consider how we may continue to strive for a more perfect union. Featured speakers includes Latonia Haney Keith (VP of High Impact Practices, College of Idaho), Kaya Evans (2021 Rhodes Scholar), Angela Taylor (The Dignitas Agency, formerly WNBA), and Josh Hurwit (US Attorney, District of Idaho). This event is free, registration is required. We hope to see you there.
CANCER SUCKS. MUSIC DOESN’T. Join us for the Concert for a Cure, the capstone of the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial’s remarkable four-day event dedicated to raising funds for life-saving cancer research. This time-honored event includes a two-day golf tournament, a live and silent Auction Gala, and the highly anticipated Concert for a Cure benefit concert. Celebrating its 47th year, the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial has proudly donated over $21.4 million to its beneficiaries: St. Luke’s Cancer Institute and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. Prepare to be enthralled by the talented performance of Petty Theft, an acclaimed Tom Petty tribute band out of San Francisco. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Bald Mountain at the River Run Lodge, the Concert for a Cure offers an evening of unforgettable music with a purpose. With their impressive musical skills and unwavering dedication to faithfully recreate Tom Petty’s timeless hits, Petty Theft will have you dancing, singing, and losing yourself in the music. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the familiar tunes of one of the greatest musicians of all time while making a significant contribution to a worthy cause. Secure your tickets now and be a part of something that offers …