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This Week for Feb. 13, 2013
Friends of the Teton River invite the river community for a night of fine wine and fine art. Award-winning wines from around the world will be paired with Teton Thai entrees. A silent auction benefits stream and fisheries in the Teton Watershed.
Wine for Water, 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Teton Thai in Driggs. $25. 208-345-3871; tetonwater.org.
Every time it snows the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol heads up the tram for avalanche control work to keep the mountain safe. Come out to celebrate and support their hard work with live music by Mandatory Air.
Sweathogs & Swinehearts, 9 p.m., Wednesday, at Mangy Moose. $20. 733-4913; mangymoose.com.
Mythology mix’d with love
Wine, passion and revelry will serve as the theme for this week’s Valentine’s Day Mix’d Media event at the Museum. Greek-themed food and drink will accompany free raffle tickets and pink champagne.
Mix’d Media, 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. $5 or Free for members. 733-5771; wildlifeart.org.
An end to violence
The Off Square Players are presenting an original performance to demand an end to violence as a part of the One Billion Rising campaign. Donations will be made to the Community Safety Network.
One Billion Rising, 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts. $5 suggested donation. onebillionrising.com.
Who is Jackson’s best nude artist? That is for the public to determine at this year’s “Naturally Nude” exhibition. Viewers will vote for their favorite artist while enjoying romantically-inspired appetizers and champagne. Music by Geoff Stubbs.
‘Naturally Nude,’ 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at Shadow Mountain Gallery. Free. 200-0741.
Weekend of winter festivities
Winter is not over yet, so get out and embrace it. From ice skating to snow sculptures to wine tastings, check out the JH Winterfest schedule and make the best of our winter wonderland.
JH Winterfest, 5 to 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, February 24, at various locations. 733-3316; jacksonholechamber.com/events/winterfest.php.
Fur ball mug shots
Andrew Grant’s love of photography crosses paths with his love for dogs in “Rover,” a book full of furry friends, as an effort to raise awareness for pet shelters and rescue organizations. All proceeds from Friday’s book launch will benefit PAWS of Jackson Hole.
‘Rover’ Book Launch, 5:30 p.m., Friday, at WRJ Design Associates. Free. 734-2241; pawsofjh.org.
Behind the scenes art
Experience the creative process with Trio Fine Art artists Bill Sawczuk, Jennifer Hoffman, and Kathryn Turner. Warm up with a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea as three of the valley’s best artists demonstrate their work.
Behind the Brushes, 1 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at Trio Fine Art. Free. 734-4444; triofineart.com.
Swing to big band jazz
Get out your dancing shoes as the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole will be performing Big Band Jazz with dance instructors on hand to get you ready for the next “Dancing with the Stars.”
Big Band Jazz and Swing Dancing, 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Center for the Arts. Free. 733-4900; jhcenterforthearts.org.
Rat pack inspires opera
In this production inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda.
‘The Met, Live in HD: Rigoletto,’ 4 p.m., Saturday, at Walk Festival Hall. $18 adult, $5 student. 733-1128; gtmf.org.
Cutter races help kids
Bring your dollar bills down to Melody Ranch this weekend as 40 cutter teams face off in head-to-head races. All proceeds benefit the Salt Lake Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Shriner’s Cutter Races, noon, Saturday & Sunday, at Melody Ranch. Free. 690-4669; jhshriners.org.
Wild about wildlife
Get the family together for a day of games and activities focused on homesteading in Jackson Hole. Participants can create their own story hides while learning how an animal’s fur can differ from season to season.
Wild About Wildlife, Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor’s Center. Free. 734-7398.