Altamira Fine Art

Geoffrey Gersten, Howard Post, David Michael Slonim and Travis Walker join featured artist Mary Roberson in a group show opening Altamira Fine Art for the summer Sunday. This is Gersten’s “Polka Dot Stir Up,” an oil on canvas.

 Wednesday, April 27

Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Teton County Library. Free. 733-2164, TCLib.org.

“The Yellowstone to Yukon Vision: It’s big. It’s bold. But is it working?” 6-7 p.m. at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Panel moderated by science journalist Hillary Rosner will look at the impact of the Yellowstone to Yukon vision, how this aligns with global conservation targets and what on-the-ground work still needs to take place. WildlifeArt.org.

Foreign Policy Discussion: Sino/U.S. relations, 6 p.m. at Alta branch Teton County Library. The United States has been in dialogue with Japan, Australia and India to contain China. What’s next for the rival economic superpowers, especially in light of how China and Russia have showcased their “friendship” recently? Check out a short video and join the discussion, based on Casimir Yost’s talk to Santé the Senior Advisory Board Investment Firm. Free, registration required. 353-2505, TCLib.org/alta.

TED 2022: A New Era, 7 p.m. in Center Theater. Selected talks from the official TED2022 conference, held last week in Vancouver, British Columbia, is moderated by Jackson Hole educator Jim Rooks. Celebrate a new era of extraordinary possibilities we couldn’t have dreamed of two years ago in AI, clean energy, ways we work and learn, and the fundamental economic and social systems that underpin everything else. Free. JHCenterForTheArts.org.

 Thursday, April 28

Free public stargazing, 7-9 p.m., each Thursday in northeastern corner of Stilson lot. A guided tour of the night sky for any all. WyomingStargazing.org.

Sound Bath, 7-8 p.m. at Medicine Wheel Wellness. Alicia Alfaro dunks participants in crystal bowl sound waves for deep relaxation, rejuvenation and introspection. $25, MWWJH.com.

Sweet Lillies, 7 p.m. in the Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Showroom. Acoustic string trio brings a surprise along for this visit: a new drummer. Free. SweetLillies.com, WortHotel.com.

 Friday, April 29

Storytime, 10 a.m. at Alta Branch of Teton County Library. Socially distanced story time limited to 10 parents/caregivers and their children. Registration required, as are face masks for everyone over 2 years old. Free. 733-2164, TCLib.org/alta.

The Linfords, 7 p.m. today and Saturday in the Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Bar. Brother-sister duo Cal and Tommy Linford bring their heavenly harmonies to the downtown venue for two nights. Free. TheLinfordBand.com, WortHotel.com.

 Saturday, April 30

Ranger-guided Grouse Strut Tours, 5:30-8 a.m. in Grand Teton National Park. Teton Park naturalists lead trips to view greater sage grouse in their spring courting ritual. Free, but reservations are required. 307-739-3399 for details and reservations.

Poetry and Collage, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Alta Branch Library. Bring a favorite poem and create a collage with multimedia artist Deirdre Morris. For all ages. Supplies provided, registration required. 353-2505, TCLib.org/alta.

Super Hero Circus, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in County Fairgrounds in Driggs, Idaho. Circus Funtastic bring a super hero adventure to town with soaring acrobats, lightning-fast jugglers, hilarious clowns and much more. Free kid’s ticket for every adult ticket purchased. (580) 743-0446, CircusFuntastic.com.

“Fanfare and Triumph” finale, 6 p.m. at Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts. Idaho Falls Youth Symphony features Tyler James McKay, the organization’s 2020 Young Artist Competition Junior Division winner, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and the Idaho debut of James Stephenson’s “Fanfare for Democracy” round out this thrilling conclusion to the 2021-22 series. Tickets start at $15 adults, $7.50 students, or watch online for $9.99. IFSymphony,org.

The Linfords, 7 p.m. in the Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Bar. See Friday listing. Free. TheLinfordBand.com, WortHotel.com.

 Sunday, May 1

Shindig in a Box sales start for Art Association fundraiser. Buy a box, get some art, have a party and support the Art Association. Shindigs on sale through May 15 for $200 or $300. ArtAssociation.org.

Art Association membership drive starts. Memberships support the mission of one of Jackson Hole’s oldest arts nonprofits to provide accessible adult and youth programming, art therapy and outreach to 30 valley partners and more. Benefits include discounts on classes, workshops and art supplies, invitations to participate in the Annual Members’ Exhibition, and access to open studios. Members stay up to date on Art Association offerings and can get a discount on applications for art fairs. Memberships start at $50 for individual and $100 for families. ArtAssociation.org.

Super Hero Circus, 4:30-7:15 p.m. in Heritage Arena at Teton County Fairgrounds. Circus Funtastic brings soaring acrobats, lightning-fast jugglers, hilarious clowns and much more. Free kid’s ticket for every adult ticket purchased. 580-743-0446, CircusFuntastic.com.

Jackson Hole Community Band Spring Concert: “Back to Basics,” 4:30 p.m. in Center Theater. Longtime all-volunteer ensemble plays pre-pandemic-planned concert in post-pandemic world. Program features Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” Michael Dougherty’s “Alligator Alley,” an arrangement for wind ensemble of Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2 and many other intriguing works. Free. JHCBand.org, JHCenterForTheArts.org.

First Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The 35-year-old institution opens its doors for free to area residents and invites guests to check out its newly remodeled Museum Shop. Specials, gift bags and a give-away. WildlifeArt.org.

 Monday, May 2

Elizabeth Morisette: “Artifact,” opens in the Center Theater Gallery. Visiting artist Elizabeth Morisette’s shows her colorful tapestries made entirely from upcycled materials. On display through June 10. JHCenterForTheArts.org.

 Tuesday, May 3

“Wyoming’s Tapirs: Who Would have Thought?” 6-7:30 p.m. at Teton County Library. Fifty million years ago Wyoming’s tropical climate harbored all sorts of wild megafauna, including an ancient species of tapir. Laura Vietti of the University of Wyoming tells the story of the 2016 discovery of fossils of the large mammal near Kemmerer. Free. GeologistsOfJacksonHole.org.

Storytime, 11-11:30 p.m. every Tuesday outside in the Youth Wing Yard at Teton County Library (weather permitting). Free. TCLib.org.

Senior Book Club: “An Unexpected Light: Travels In Afghanistan,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, via Zoom through Teton County Library. Virginia Adler leads virtual talk. TCLib.org.

One Ton Pig, 7-11 p.m., Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Showroom. Jackson Hole rocking bluegrass sextet plays its weekly Bluegrass Tuesday gig at the Wort bar and grill. Free. OneTonPig.com, WortHotel.com.

 Ongoing/Upcoming

“Keep us Dancing” fundraiser for Dancers’ Workshop. Jackson Hole’s venerable dance nonprofit holds its annual online fundraiser to keep its tuition rates affordable, help pay for student productions like “The Nutcracker” and “If the Show Fits,” maintain the highest quality teaching faculty and engage professional choreographers to work with students, and bring world-renowned dance troupes to Jackson. Donations starting at $10 offer chances to win prizes. DWJH.org.

“While They’re Sleeping: A Story of Bears” ends May 15 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. WildlifeArt.org.

Art Association’s annual Members Exhibition on display through May 26 in Center for the Arts galleries. ArtAssociation.org.

“State of the Art” Student Art Show runs through May 29 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. In honor of Marion Buchenroth. WildlifeArt.org.

Jackson Hole Quilt Guild exhibit hangs through June 2 at Teton County Library. TCLib.org.

Jackson Hole Writers’ Poetry Group meets, 6-8:30 p.m. May 4. Poets of all types share work. Connie Wieneke facilitates. First Wednesday of each month. Free. Register at info@jhwriters.org. JHWriters.org.

Sound Bath, 7-8 p.m., May 5 at Medicine Wheel Wellness. Alicia Alfaro dunks participants in crystal bowl sound waves for deep relaxation, rejuvenation and introspection. $25, MWWJH.com.

Cook-N-Cowboys, 8:30 p.m. May 5-7 at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Three members of the world-famous Bar J. Wranglers play bluegrass, folk and good old rock ’n’ roll. MillionDollarCowboyBar.com.

Fables, Fur and Feathers, 10:30 a.m. May 6 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Program for kids 3-6 and their caregivers runs every Friday through summer. Read-aloud stories, art activities, peeks at artwork. Free with admission. WildlifeArt.org.

Malpaso Dance Company and Contemporary Dance Wyoming, May 7-8 in Center Theater. Dancers’ Workshop hosts the internationally celebrated Malpaso Dance Company and its energetic Afro-Carribean style. Contemporary Dance Wyoming showcases new work envisioned and developed in-house, including a piece set by Gina Patterson. Salsa Cubana family dance party followed May 8 matinee. $35-$55 for adults, $15 for students (plus processing fee). MalpasoDance.com, DWJH.org.

“The Astro Show,” 6 p.m. May 10 on Wyoming Stargazing’s YouTube and Twitch channels. Join Wyoming Stargazing’s founder and director Dr. Samuel Singer and his cast of professional astronomers for exploration of the universe. Every other Tuesday. WyomingStargazing.org.

Jackson Hole Writers’ Kid Lit Group meets 6-8 p.m. Nanci Turner Steveson and Melissa Snider lead group for writers creating fiction and nonfiction intended for younger audiences, including picture books, middle grade and young adult. Bring five pages if you’re ready to share your work. Held the second Thursday of each month. Sign up at info@jhwriters.org. JHWriters.org.

Go online to JHNewsAndGuide.com to enter your arts and entertainment listings, or send them to entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com.

Since moving to Jackson Hole in 1992, Richard has covered everything from local government and criminal justice to sports and features. He currently concentrates on arts and entertainment, heading up the Scene section.

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