Dj BearSkinRug is set to bring the house down as he hosts the highly anticipated “50 years of Hip Hop” party, celebrating half a century of this iconic genre. With an extensive playlist spanning the evolution of hip hop, this event promises to be an unforgettable journey through the history of the culture and music that has shaped generations. General Admission • Flat Floor • Dance Party • All Ages
Skiing is not art, and skiers are not artists. Unless, of course, skiing is art and skiers are artists? Faction’s fourth feature film exhibits pure creativity through a series of freeski sequences—from the vibrant streets of Japan, to the powdery pillows of British Columbia, to the finely-manicured terrain parks of Switzerland and Italy. Each location provides a blank canvas for the team’s artistic expression. Because nothing screams “artist” like sending large cliffs and grinding the side of buildings. In co-production with Red Bull Media House. Tickets $12.00 in advance, $15.00 day of show
Celebrating over a quarter century of music making, the twice GRAMMY nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and newly commissioned works from voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.
Trailblazing Women of Country features the music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton, who revolutionized country music and blazed a trail for future generations of female artists. With their chart-topping hits and record-breaking sales, they wove threads of contemporary womanhood throughout the tapestry of country music, resulting in unprecedented commercial success and earning each a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Through their singular voices and artistry, Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly defied restrictive gender norms, proving that women can be at once beautiful and strong, vulnerable, and powerful. Featuring soloists, Miko Marks, CMT’s 2022, “Next Woman of Country,” and Nashville based singer, Kristina Train, supported by a 5-member all-female band.
JIG, a Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) production, is a fresh take on TIDC’s internationally-renowned, alternative approach to a traditional form. In its premiere season, JIG will redefine what is possible for Irish music and dance. Centered by a live band in a unique space, JIG will immerse audiences in an authentic experience that celebrates the power of vibrations, rhythm, and movement. Offering everything you’d expect and nothing you’d imagine, the Trinity Irish Dance Company brings a cutting-edge, integrity-filled vision to the stage. Founded in 1990 and called “Sophisticated and commanding” by the Los Angeles Times and “Impossibly complex” by The New York Times, TIDC has sold out tours in Asia and distinguished venues throughout North America, including Washington’s Kennedy Center, NYC’s Joyce Theater, and LA’s Royce Hall. A dance legacy that is rooted in tradition, yet forward-looking and ever evolving, TIDC celebrates Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard’s unique vision to fuse vibrant Irish traditions with ever-evolving American innovation, dazzling with hard-driving percussive power and aerial grace while sending a clear message of female empowerment. “A cool vibe… It stretches the limits of what Irish dance can do aesthetically and rhythmically” — Chicago Tribune
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day with Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra as they stretch the boundaries of what is expected from big bands, offering up an extraordinary sense of joy and fun that could only come from New Orleans. The acclaimed trombonist, composer, and producer, Delfeayo Marsalis leads the vibrant Uptown Jazz Orchestra in a performance that crystalizes the stories, sounds, and rhythms of NOLA. Featuring up to 18 accomplished musicians, the Uptown Jazz Orchestra sets the global standard for celebrating jazz in its authentic musical form, inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians and promoting a culture of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the arts.
The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four Principal musicians from the Orchestra: Concertmaster, Frank Huang; Principal Second Violin, Qianqian Li; Principal Viola, Cynthia Phelps; and Principal Cello, Carter Brey. All four members are multiple prize winners, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series at David Geffen Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.
Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.
Come join local skier Karl Fostvedt aka Crazy Karl and crew as we celebrate the change of seasons and get stoked for the start of winter. Fostvedt’s 3rd installment of the Brap Ski series builds off the success and stoke generated from Brap Ski Volumes 1 & 2. This year’s film features the crew skiing in the backcountry surrounding Sun Valley as well as a highly anticipated Southern Utah desert skiing segment. Advance GA Tickets • $22.00 Day of Show Tickets • $30.00
Join Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency for a FREE reading of Rajiv Joseph’s play “Gruesome Playground Injuries” on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 PM at The Argyros in Ketchum. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Obie Award winner, Rajiv Joseph is the 2023-2024 Resident Playwright of Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency. The reading is also directed by Rajiv Joseph, and it features David Janeski and Aly Wepplo. In “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals over the course of 30 years, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The reading is FREE, and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, visit www.sunvalleyplaywrights.org. SUN VALLEY PLAYWRIGHT’S RESIDENCY is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that fosters new relationships between theatremakers and Idaho’s Wood River Valley community and fuels the American theatre with invigorating new plays, in partnership with The Argyros Performing Arts Center and The Community Library. Now in its third year, Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency pioneers a radically new approach to supporting playwrights and the development of their new work, annually focusing with laser precision on an individual playwright who receives creative support to foster a …