Black Tie Blue Jeans Ski Ball

Michael Lange pours the shot luge during 2018’s Black Tie Blue Jeans Ski Ball. The annual Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club fundraiser returns Friday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

A black tie …

… and some blue jeans: a classic Jackson tuxedo.

Break yours out this Friday night for the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club’s fundraiser, the 31st annual Melvin Brewing Black Tie, Blue Jeans Ski Ball, set to run from 5:45 to 10:30 p.m. at the top of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Bridger Gondola.

The fundraiser, self-proclaimed to be one of Jackson’s “best” parties of the year, will benefit the 500-or-so student athletes enrolled in the Ski and Snowboard Club’s programs.

Has all the snow in the Tetons piqued your interest in going away? This year’s raffle includes round-trip airfare for two to Maui and Oahu, Hawaii. General admission tickets cost $150. Reserved tables in Piste (tables in Couloir are sold out) cost $200.

For information, visit To reserve a table, get in touch with the club by emailing or calling 733-6433, ext. 113.

A dose of oontz

Are two of your passions deep house and conservation?

If so, drop by the Pink Garter Theatre between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, when Something Else, the now-monthly series of concerts-turned-benefits will descend on the venue to benefit Watershed Jackson.

Proceeds will go to the nonprofit. Organizers are suggesting a $5 to $10 donation.

For details, visit and search “Something Else.”

‘Shoot Like a Girl’

Calling all women in wildlife photography.

Teton Photography Club’s “Shoot Like a Girl: Women in Wildlife Photography Symposium” has arrived. Running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the symposium will celebrate female photographers but is open to all interested in wildlife, photography ethics and conservation photography.

Tickets cost $145 for the symposium with lunch included and $125 without lunch. For information, visit

Food for a cause

Usually, the Animal Adoption Center opens its doors for people interested in picking up pets.

This week it’s opening them for a different reason: to collect food donations ahead of its annual trip to the Wind River Reservation to provide free spay and neuter services to tribal members.

The adoption center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until Oct. 10. Donated food will be brought to the reservation and handed out to tribal members in need during the clinic.

For more, visit and search “Wind River Reservation Food Drive.”

A wintry call for artists

The Art of Association of Jackson Hole is putting out a call for artists for its annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser, which will feature about 50 artists.

This year’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Center for the Arts.

The call for artists will officially open Friday. Visit then for details.

— Billy Arnold

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7062 or

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