‘Swap Meets’ continue
The 2019 specific purpose excise tax election is over, but Jackson residents have two options to continue their civic engagement this week when Teton County Library’s “Swap Meets” continue.
Town Councilor Jonathan Schechter will host the week’s first article-and-discussion session from 6 to 7:30 tonight. His talk will focus on a Stanford Social Innovation Review article, “The Wall Street Takeover of Nonprofit Boards.” That article can be found at TinyURL.com/wallstreetjh.
Andy Schwartz, Teton County’s state representative, is set to host a new conversation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, when he will discuss how Airbnb is affecting the character of tourist towns. His session will focus on the New Yorker article “The Airbnb Invasion of Barcelona,” which can be found at TinyURL.com/bnbtakeoverjh.
For information about the free talks, visit TCLib.org.
Quizzes and pints
And all for a good cause.
Snake River Brewing is hosting a trivia night from 7 to 10 tonight at the brewpub to raise funds for Coombs Outdoors, formerly known as the Doug Coombs Foundation. One dollar from every pint sold will go to the nonprofit, which provides year-round outdoor experiences for kids across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Tonight’s free trivia session has a Thanksgiving theme, so come prepared.
For information, visit Facebook.com and search “Trivia and Pint Night.”
A plein air pop-up
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Or the holidays. Or winter, at least.
The Teton Plein Air Painters are celebrating with a holiday pop-up show in the Art Association of Jackson Hole Gallery in the Center for the Arts. The show will feature mostly small works representing a variety of styles from nearly 30 members of the plein air club.
A free opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the gallery. The show will run through the end of December.
For information, visit ArtAssociation.org.
Looking to get a jump on your Thanksgiving meal plans?
Jackson Whole Grocer and Cafe will be offering a few items on its holiday catering menu for tasting from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. There will be turkey, of course, but also ham, mashed taters, some gravy, vanilla-bean whipped sweet potatoes (yum) and more.
One lucky taster will go home with a free 14-pound turkey, two sides and a salad.
For information, visit Facebook.com and search “Taste of Thanksgiving.”
Sheep and skiing ...
... don’t usually mix. Or, maybe, they do?
The Teton Backcountry Alliance, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Winter Wildlands Alliance and members of the Teton Bighorn Sheep Working Group are teaming up to throw a social about how backcountry skiing affects bighorn sheep populations in the Tetons.
The free event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion and will include a taco bar from Pica’s Mexican Taqueria, as well as a few drinks.
Visit Facebook.com and search “Teton Sheep and Skier Social” for more information.
Get your laughs in
’Tis the season, after all.
Jackson’s resident improv comedy troupe, The Laff Staff, is performing twice this weekend: at 8 p.m. Friday and again at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theater at the Center for the Arts.
Brian Lenz, Josh Griffith, Kjera Strom-Griffith, Jackie Hart, Mel Paradis, John Morgan, and Chris and Nick Staron will be the comedy shepherds both nights. Tickets cost $10.
Visit JHCenterForTheArts.org for information.
Step aside, Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.
Or, rather, thanks for sharing the stage.
The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, the Festival Orchestra’s usual stomping grounds.
The free performance is open to the public and will feature pieces by Gwyneth Walker, Antonín Dvořák and more. Long-standing conductor Michael Griffith will be on the podium, and the orchestra will be joined in the encore by musicians from three area high schools.
Call 766-3069 for information.
Try out for ‘Streetcar’ roles
It’s a classic, even if you’re not that into theater.
Everyone’s heard of Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” and Riot Act Inc. plans to bring the production to the Center Theater for a March run. The theater company’s executive director, Macey Mott, will be at the helm, with Samantha Kaufman coordinating intimacy and fights.
In the meantime, though, the theater company is looking for people to audition between 7:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 3 and 5 in Studio 305 at the Center for the Arts.
— Billy Arnold