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FREE August, 2012 THE local guide for entertainment and events on both sides of the Tetons

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EVENTS in Teton Village









at the Village Commons from 5pm – 5:45pm every week through August

Theatrical Mondays

with the Jackson Hole Playhouse The cast of the Jackson Hole Playhouse performs at Teton Village with a teaser performance of “The Ballad of Cat Ballou.”

Wildlife Tuesdays

with Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools An engaging and interactive educational presentation on the wildlife and ecology of Jackson Hole by a Wildlife Expeditions Biologist of the Teton Science School.

WEDNESDAYS Western Wednesdays with Snake River Ranch

Meet a real cowboy from Snake River Ranch and learn about ranching and cattle in Wyoming. Roping demonstrations and cowboy talks.


Raptor Thursdays with Teton Raptor Center

Come see live hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls as you learn about their unique adaptations which make them the unparalleled hunters of the sky. See birds of prey at arm’s length and flying free overhead. (In case of inclement weather the birds will be displayed and discussed under a canopy but will not take flight)



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3 Introduction to the Valley 4 Calendar of events 6 Restaurant guide 9 Teton Valley map 10 Teton Valley history 14 Monthly Adventure lley

an area filled with adventure, beautiful landscapes and friendly faces. The Valley offers a broad range of year-round activities for visitors. Some of the many great attractions you’ll find on your visit here: fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, art walks, music and of course, amazing local food. With award winning golf courses and a backdrop so breath taking you’ll be gasping for air, you’ll realize why so many people return year after year. As a local resident, I welcome you to our community and invite you to discover the many great things Teton Valley has to offer. Sincerely, Scott Anderson

Cover art :by LYDIA BY KATHLEEN HANSON Kathleen Hanson grew up in Montana and settled in the Teton Valley with her husband in 2007. Kathleen and her sister Meghan are the owners of Hanson Illustration, focusing on technical/architectural drawings, flora and fauna, magazine illustrations, logos and greeting cards. Kathleen can also be found at Grand Teton Brewing creating labels and packaging for the brewery’s latest brew. To see more work by Kathleen, visit

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Calendar of events

July 30-Aug. 4 Teton County Fair The Fair has something for everyone in the family— 4-H shows, car show, pet show, Figure 8 racing and food. Teton County Fairgrounds, Driggs. Wednesday, Aug. 1 Driggs Digs Plein Air Festival Quick Draws, Driggs City Center, noon-3 p.m. Original N’Awlins Jazz Orchestra at Grand Teton Music Fest, Teton Village, Wyo. Get more info at Thursday, Aug. 2 Music on Main 6 p.m. at Victor City Park with Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys. Driggs Digs Plein Air Festival Quick Draws at Music on Main, Victor, 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., downtown Driggs. First Friday Dance at Alpine Wines, Driggs— featuring the popular Teresa Bollermann and Bob Greenspan, 8 p.m.

the Arts, Jackson, Wyo.

Mangy Moose, Teton Village, Wyo. Jason Isbell the 400 Unit at the Pink Garter Theatre, Jackson, Wyo. Aug. 3-5 New York City Ballet Moves Dancers’ Workshop with New York City Ballet Moves returns to Jackson, Wyo.

Brasil Guitar Duo tours internationally and has released numerous critically-acclaimed recordings and is ready to perform at the Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Saturday, Aug. 4 Brandon Taylor & the Tennants a Mississippi based rock band hits the stage at the Knotty Pine in Victor.

The Features are a psychedelic rock outfit that plays fresh, off-kilter pop. Go to

Live music by Tom Georges at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 6:30 p.m. Painting Exhibition, People’s Choice Award and Silent Auction, Driggs City Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Future Birds return to Jackson to perform at the Pink Garter Theater, Jackson, Wyo. Sunday, Aug. 5 First Sunday at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Starts at 10 a.m. Jackson, Wyo.

picking The 4th Annual Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Endurance Mountain Bike races. Visit First Peek Gala–Artists’ reception, Awards and Art Sale, Driggs City Center, 5:30–8 p.m. Meagan Tubbs and the Shady People at the

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Live music with Danielle French at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 7:30 p.m.

The Silent Comedy performs in Teton Village, Wyo. at the Concerts on the Commons. Tuesday, Aug. 7 Hot Club of Cowtown have grown to be the most globe-trotting, hardest-swinging Western swing trio on the planet at the Center for

4 Venture Out in Teton Valley Teton Huckleberry Festival and celebration TVN Photo/Ken Levy

Chef Nacho Orduno and Buddy Love prepare huckle-

Aug. 7-10 5th Annual Bluegrass Music Camp. For info go to Thursday, Aug. 9 Music on Main with Carrie Rodriguez, 6 p.m. at Victor City Park. Random Canyon Growlers is a Teton based bluegrass outfit that hits the stage at Knotty Pine, Victor. The Brian Jordan Band jams to his own brand of rock infused groove music at the Mangy Moose, Teton Village, Wyo. Thursday, Aug. 9-19 39 Steps is a hilarious adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock film that had Off Square audiences raving and back now by popular demand, Jackson, Wyo. Saturday, Aug. 11 Live music with Bob Greenspan and Teresa Bollermann, Alpine Wines, Driggs, 6:30 p.m. Red Bull Final Descent An endurance downhill mountain bike event at Jackson Hole Mtn. Resort. 15th Annual Big Hole Duathalon is a race

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to mountain bike 10 or 20 miles and run 6 miles. Located at the South Horseshoe Canyon Trailhead, Driggs. Contact Peaked Sports for more info. (208) 354-2354. Horse Feathers are performing a free show at the Pink Garter Theater in Jackson, Wyo. Visit for more info. Aug. 10-12 25th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. For info go to Sunday, Aug. 12 SEE-I of Thievery Corporation performs at the Concerts on the Commons, Teton Village, Wyo. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Kenny Loggins, a massively successful and accomplished solo artist and sonic pioneer in the smooth jazz genre is performing at the Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyo. Wednesday, Aug. 15 Live music with Montana Skies at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 7:30 p.m. The 5 Browns brings an exciting new twist on classical music. Performing at the Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village, Wyo. 7 Walkers is led by former Grateful Dead’s drummer and is performing at the Pink Garter Theatre, Jackson, Wyo. Thursday, Aug. 16 Music on Main in 6

p.m. at Victor City Park with Young Dubliners. Free Art Gallery Walk in downtown Jackson, Wyo. starting at 5 p.m. Great American Taxi, all-star project of jam and bluegrass brethren perform at the Knotty Pine, Victor. Friday, Aug. 17 Terra: Textile, presented by Teton Artlab’s Caldera Festival, will include a multi-dimensional fashion event and a live runway show in Jackson, Wyo. Jonah Wisneski guitarist / singer / composer plays the Mangy Moose at 9 p.m., Teton Village, Wyo. Fri. & Sat, Aug. 17-18 Jackson Hole Art Fair is a gathering of 170 international, national and local artists, live music, food and more. Starts at 10 a.m. at the Miller Park, Jackson, Wyo. The Grand Teton Relay is a 12- or 6-person running relay covering 180 mile that finishes in Teton Village. Race begins at 6 a.m. Go to Saturday, Aug. 18 TVTAP Trail Work Day Volunteers meet at the Forest Service in Driggs, 9 a.m. The day will culminate with a Thank You party, at Peaked Sports in Driggs with Beer Provided by Snake River Brewing Live music by Shauna Crandall and Al Russo at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 6:30 p.m. Andrew Bird and Sharon Van Etten is pre-

Calendar of events

sented by Teton Artlab’s Caldera Festival are performing at Center Park in Jackson, Wyo.

Live music with Bev Charette at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 19 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performs at the Concerts on the Commons, Teton Village, Wyo.

Thursday, Aug. 30 Friends of the Teton River Full Moon Float. Call FTR for signup and info, (208) 354-3871.

Monday, Aug. 20 Buddy Guy returns to the Center for the Arts stage for a performance you won’t soon forget in Jackson, Wyo. Wednesday, Aug. 22 Live music with Buehl Heslin at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 Teton Huckleberry Festival and celebration at Grand Targhee. See Live music with Alexis Pappas at Alpine Wines, Driggs, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 Robert Randolph & the Family Band is a multicultural American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. Info at Wednesday, Aug. 29 Ziggy Marley is performing at the Center for the Arts on his Wild and Free Tour in Jackson, Wyo.

Friday, Aug. 31 Make your own wine blend at Alpine Wines, Driggs


Teton Valley Farmers Market every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Driggs City Center. Teton Valley Rodeo every Friday night, 8 p.m. June 22-Aug. 17 excluding July 6 and Aug. 3 at the Teton County Fairgrounds, Driggs Local Yocals Art Classes: Friday Kids Morning Comedy Club. Ages 6-16. Kids produce their own comedy skit. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performance at 1 p.m. July 6 - Aug. 17. Snacks, lunch and supplies included. Thursday Morning Kids Young Rembrandts Ages 3-6. Kids explore the world through a variety of art projects. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snacks, lunch and supplies included. Kids Art Party Mondays Ages 6-16. Group setting of

young artists with individualized instruction. All snacks and supplies included. Spray Paint and Airbrush Art Wednesdays Ages 9-16. Kids explore “art with air.” Teton County Idaho Fair 3:30-5:30 p.m. until Aug. 22. Snacks and supplies included. Kids Jewelry Making Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. Snacks and supplies included. Adult Saturday Morning Oil Painting Adult group setting. Individualized instruction for beginner to advanced. 10 a.m. - noon. All supplies included. Tri-Steer team roping Tuesday Ladies Night Oil Painting Enjoy a night out in the company of other creative women all learning at their own pace. 7-9 p.m. From beginner to advanced. All supplies included. Saturday Adult Jewelry Making Make high-quality earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. 2-4 p.m. All supplies and instruction included. Contact Teri McLaren at 208-270-0833 or go to for more information. Teton Arts Council ceramics open studio and art classes, visit for more information. Fit and balance class every Monday and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the Driggs Senior Citizen Center. Teton Valley Museum summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments made be made for group tours, Driggs at (208) 354- 6000. The Stagecoach Band performs every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Stagecoach Bar, Wilson, Wyo. Jackson Hole Rodeo every Wednesday and Friday night at 7 p.m., Jackson, Wyo.

Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Mile bike race

wagon, Jackson Hole, Wyo. Teton Trail Runners is Jackson Hole’s trail running club for runners of all abilities and meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m., The Peoples Market in Jackson brings fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, beer, live music and more every Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church / Rec Center, Jackson, Wyo.

The Hootenanny Weekly open mic showcase every Monday at 6 p.m. at Dornan’s Chuck-

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