- PULSE ON POLITICS
- OPINION: Not all desire an Equality State
- MUSIC BOX: Spooner brings Fireflies, keys
- GET OUT: A last hurrah before the frost
- CULTURE FRONT: As important as hospitals and highways
- CD REVIEW: Shelley & Kelly, Retroactive
- More than just Pretty Faces
- THIS WEEK: OCT. 15 – 21
- DEAR ROCKY LOVE: Prepare for casual sex
- PROPS & DISSES
THIS WEEK: 4.24 – 4.30
Going pro with art
From actors to painters to filmmakers and more, join Shari Edwy Brownfield, Natalia Duncan Macker, and September Vhay at The Rose for a discussion on how to make a living as an artist without sacrificing integrity and authenticity.
Culture Front Live, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, at The Rose. Free. jhculturefront.org.
Coffee and conservation
The Teton County Conservation District needs your input. Join conservation program coordinator Robb Sgroi for presentations on landowner cost-share programs, water resources, alternative energy options and more.
Coffee with the Conservation District, 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the TC Conservation District Office. Free. tetonconservation.org.
Grow your garden high
Join Al Young for ideas and suggestions for high-altitude gardening in Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. Site selection, site preparation, garden maintenance, harvesting and common gardening pitfalls will be discussed.
Tips for JH Gardeners, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Rec Center Meeting Room. $12. 739-9025; tetonparksandrec.org.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds the public that we share this land with large predators, and is holding a workshop discussing how to avoid conflicts with our furry friends.
Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country, 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Grand View Lodge. Free. 733-2321; jhwildlife.org.
Practice makes perfect
Language Exchange Night with activities and games promoting conversation and communication between English- and Spanish-speaking participants.
Language Exchange Night, 6 p.m. Thursday, at the Teton Literacy Center. Free. 733-9242; tetonliteracy.org.
Mexican food can be healthy and delicious all at the same time. Learn how to create these dishes yourself at Vom Fass’s weekly cooking class with Jayne Ottman and Kim Weiss.
Viva La Mexico cookng class, 6 p.m., Thursday, at Vom Fass. $25. 734-3515; vomfassjacksonhole.com.
Join Mel Tucker, Liz McKay and the JH Astronomy Club for a presentation on the history of the astronomical telescope. If the night is clear an observing session of the night sky will be held.
The History of Telescopes, 7 p.m., Friday, at Lexington Inn. Dues are $12, $10 to renew. jhastronomy.com.
Too much stuff
What happens to all the stuff we use and throw away? Annie Leonard will be streamed live to discuss her short film, “The Story of Stuff,” on this topic and how we as a society can better the environment.
Annie Leonard Live Stream, 6:30 p.m., Friday, at The Wort Hotel. $5. 733-3316; jacksonholechamber.com.
Roller derby round 2
A second hard-hitting season of women’s roller derby is about to begin. The Valley Vixon’s will once again be taking on the Grizzly Belles.
JH Juggernaughts Roller Derby, 7 a.m., Saturday, at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. $10. jhjrd.com.
Giulio Cesare live
New York City opera once again comes to the Walk Festival Hall via satellite for a live performance. David McVicar’s second production of the season incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th century British imperialism.
The Met, Live in HD: Giulio Cesare, 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Walk Festival Hall. $18 adult, $5 student. 733-1128; gtmf.org.
Big band swinging
Come dance the night away to the big band jazz hits performed by the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole. Got two left feet? No worries, dance instructors will offer free swing dancing lessons.
Swing Dancing Lessons, 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, at the Center for the Arts. Free. jhcenterforthearts.org.
This weekend approximately 175 Harleys will roll through town. Help welcome the Kyle Petty Charity riders as they arrive on their ride to support Victory Junction Camp, supporting kids with chronic diseases.
Kyle Petty Charity Ride, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, at The Lodge at JH. Free. kylepettycharityride.com.