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MUSIC BOX: Offseason offerings keep valley jumping
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Colorado Celtic pirates Potcheen bring their high-energy sound to the Silver Dollar this weekend. Mixing classic Celtic tunes with a ska/bluegrass/punk influence, Potcheen serves up a large and varied lineup of musicians along with a rotating cast of soloists. Founded by NYC native Christian Blochinger, Potcheen is named after an illegal Irish moonshine and the music is aptly soaked through. These guys and gals will definitely get your pint hoisting going and provide a welcome splash of color and excitement to the spring season. They’ll kick off their Rocky Mountain tour schedule with two nights here.
Potcheen, 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel. Free. silverdollar.com
Burlesque at Pink Garter
Dress up or dress down, but don’t miss this sure-to-be strange and magical performance by the 16-member touring outfit The Super Happy Funtime Burlesque. This ensemble combines classic burlesque with a seven-piece live band for a full evening of entertainment. Along the way, they will tip their hat to rock opera, musical comedy and hilariously lewd theater. You won’t have any trouble keeping your eyes on the stage (and most likely the aisles) as these beautiful and talented folks strip, shimmy and strut their way into hearts and minds alike. Pasties and tiny bottoms, an oversized male stripper and a steal of a ticket price make this one off-season happening not to miss.
The Super Happy Funtime Burleque, 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Pink Garter Theatre. $8 at PinkGarterTheatre.com.
California Guitar Trio
Hop in the vehicle and make the short trek over to Idaho Falls this Saturday for the California Guitar Trio. Witness an unparalleled display of group musicianship and personal virtuosity as the members of this longtime touring trio push the limit of what is possible on acoustic guitars. Formed in 1991, this band has more than a dozen albums to their credit and tears into original progressive compositions with fire and grace. CGT has developed an extensive repertoire of classical arrangements and popular covers, so don’t be surprised to hear Vivaldi next to The Doors next to a twisting King Crimson inspired puzzle-piece of music.
California Guitar Trio, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. $32 at idahofallsarts.org.
Live in HD: ‘Giulio Cesare’
The warm orchestrations of George Handel will fill Walk Festival Hall on Saturday morning for the live presentation of the classic opera “Giulio Cesare.” This amazing high-definition projection essentially brings the Metropolitan Opera of New York City to Teton Village, as every visual detail is portrayed in total accuracy, along with a high-fidelity audio production. First premiering in London in 1724, the classic tale of Julius Caesar and his romance with Cleopatra hasn’t lost its luster through the centuries. World famous tenor David Daniels and sultry coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay breathe life and vigor into their roles. Shake off your hangover with this four-hour immersion into high culture and Baroque instrumentation.
‘Giulio Cesare’ HD live, 10 a.m. on Saturday at Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village. $18/adults, $5/students at gtmf.org.
Jazz at The Granary
Vocalist Nicole Madison joins Jackson stalwarts Keith Phillips and Bill Plummer for an evening of jazz at The Granary. Class up your offseason this j13
weekend and enjoy a cocktail or dinner while looking across the valley. Great views and solid playing from these experienced and seasoned musicians complement the vibe above town. Expect extended solos and a wide variety of material as this trio gets cooking. Jazz standards are a surprising mix of old and new songs, always toe-tapping yet harmonically intriguing, so find a hot date and check out the cool sounds. Keith Phillips rocks the baby grand solo on Saturday.
Jazz at The Granary, 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at The Granary at Spring Creek Ranch. Free. springcreekranch.com.