A taste of Chicago
It’s not often that the words “Chicago” and “Jackson” go together in the same sentence, but this week Dancers’ Workshop is putting them side by side.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a contemporary company from the Windy City, is set to be in town for a 17-day residency. Guest choreographer Kyle Abraham will join Hubbard Street in the project as the group prepares for the 2020 premiere of a new work in its hometown.
While in town Hubbard Street will put on a series of “Undercover Episodes” that will occur across town Thursday to Monday. The exact times and locations for the free performances haven’t all been disclosed, but one is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Snake River Brewing Co. Keep checking the calendar on the Dancers’ Workshop website for a to-be-released schedule.
If you want to sit down and watch the collective work in a traditional studio setting, drop into Dancers’ Workshop at 3 p.m. Sunday or 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to see Hubbard Street at work during an open rehearsal.
The Chicago group will also collaborate with Dancers’ Workshop’s resident company, Contemporary Dance Wyoming, throughout its visit.
For information visit DWJH.org.
A chance to ‘shoot like a girl’
Calling all high school women in wildlife photography.
With the support of Soroptimist of Jackson Hole, the Teton Photography Club is offering five scholarships for female high school students in Wyoming and Teton County, Idaho, interested in attending the Shoot Like a Girl Symposium, which will take place Sept. 28.
The scholarships will cover winners’ registration fees and lunch at the event (and will also cover an adult chaperone, if required).
While applicants are not required to have a substantial wildlife focus in their work, they should have an interest in photography.
Visit TinyURL.com/shootlikeagirl for information about the scholarship and application process. Today is the deadline to apply for a scholarship.
The Yellow House lives on
You might know recognize the yellow house on 130 S. Jackson Street as the former home of Travis Walker’s Teton ArtLab.
And though the ArtLab moved to Broadway, the sunny space remains a haven for artists. It officially reopened with new owners — Shana Stegman and Shawn Roberts — in late July under the name Yellow House Collective.
“This building for years has just been a sanctuary for artists to come and gather,” Stegman said. “And so when we took over the lease, that’s what we wanted to continue doing.”
The artists who worked out of the building before — potters Ben Blanton and Tenley Thompson, oil painter Diane Lyon and painter and jewelry maker Annabelle Rey — remain in their studios.
The new Yellow House now features a storefront where their art, along with Stegman and Roberts’, is displayed and sold for more affordable prices than your average Fall Arts Festival offerings.
The Yellow House Collective is hosting its first public event from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sweet Cheeks Meats will provide food and visiting artists will gather at the house to display their work.
“Everybody loves art fairs and craft shows and things like that,” Stegman said. “And we’re just having a big craft show all the time.”
Beer and climbing stories
You all saw it: snow on the Grand Teton the other day.
It’s getting colder, so it might be a good time to put your most daring alpine climbing dreams to bed for the season and drop into the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum to hear some climbing stories instead.
This week’s Beers and Banter talk, set to run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, will be focused on Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. The event, which is free (Roadhouse Brewing Co.’s beers are available, as always, for $5) will take place at the museum. Aimee Barnes, Andy and Nancy Carson, Paul Horton and Michael Wachs will all be featured.
For more information, visit Facebook.com and search “Beers and Banter.”
A Senior Center pie auction
If the Jackson Hole Art Auction is out of your price range, but you’ve still got a hankering for an auction, you can drop by the Senior Center of Jackson Hole at 6 p.m. Friday for its 40th anniversary prime rib dinner fundraiser, which is complete with its first-ever pie auction.
The pies are baked by seniors and include flavors like pecan, cherry, lemon blueberry, banana cream, apple, lemon cream, huckleberry, mixed berry, coconut cream and strawberry rhubarb.
Tickets cost $40; call 733-7300 for reservations.
A few more brews
Afraid of missing out on the beer this weekend, despite Snow King Resort’s Oktoberfest?
Drive (or get a ride) on over the pass to Grand Targhee Resort, which will be hosting an Oktoberfest of its own from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. And, sure, all these Oktoberfests in September seem like they’re coming a month early but Oktoberfest is always in September. Seems like people are trying to get their kicks in before the seasons really change.
Tickets to Targhee’s Oktoberfest cost $10, which gets you a 10-ounce mug (the only mug you’ll be allowed to use in the tent). Tastings, which will fill that 10-ounce mug, will cost an additional $3.
For information visit GrandTarghee.com.
Hayden’s Post sets beer dinner
You heard that right. Beer’s on the menu from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hayden’s Post.
If that’s got you thinking, “Of course, Hayden’s Post is a bar,” stop right there. It is indeed a bar and on Monday, Snow King Resort’s bar will be partnering with Snake River Brewing to put on a five-course beer dinner, where each course will be complemented with a 4-ounce beer tasting.
Tickets to the dinner cost $45, and can be purchased on Facebook.com. Search “beer dinner with Snake River Brewery” to find information.
Diamonds are forever
Or rather, zircons are.
Don’t know what a zircon is? Drop by Geologists of Jackson Hole’s talk, “Zircons Are Forever: 4.4-Billion-Year Record of Oxygen Isotopes in Zircons,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Teton County Library and you’re sure to find out.
This week’s free talk will focus on the trace mineral, common in granitic rocks, that preserves a rich geologic history and gives some indication of the earth’s age.
For information, visit GeologistsOfJacksonHole.org.