Friday, July 8, 2011

Living Briefs


The Ketchum Arts Festival will take place Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10, in Sun Valley Festival Meadow. The festival features local Wood River Valley artists as well as other regional artists from Idaho. Admission is free. Photo by Willy Cook

Ketchum Arts Festival is weekend fun

The 12th annual Ketchum Arts Festival will feature the wares of more than 100 artists and craft makers, local chefs and brew-meisters from Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Located next to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road, the festival is close to town and there's plenty of free parking at the site. This year the festival will feature a free kids activity tent for children 4 and older, where art activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The tent will have painting, puppets, bubbles, hooping, collaging, stories and face painting. The Paul Tillotson Trio will play from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and additional musicians will perform, including the Kim Stocking Band and The Mighty Shims.

For details, visit www.ketchumartsfestival.com.

It's a 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

Company of Fools continues to stage "Circle Mirror Transformation" at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. The theater within theater is a hilarious show. For times and tickets, visit www.companyoffools.org or call 578-9122.

Bellevue screens free flicks

The Friday night free movie, tonight, July 8, in Bellevue Memorial Park will be a screening of "Goonies." The movie will start at sunset with a cartoon shown prior to the featured film. For details, email HYPERLINK "mailto:bellevuesara@gmail.com"bellevuesara@gmail.com.

'The Norman Conquests' at nexStage

The Royal Larkspur Players will present performances of part 1 of Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy "The Norman Conquests" at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum on Thursday, July 7, Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m. The free performances, with donations appreciated, will be a benefit for the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.

The hunt is on

The Lee Pesky Learning Center 10th annual Marvelous Minds Hunt will take place at 11 a.m. at the Ketchum Town Square on Saturday, July 9, followed by a winners ceremony at noon. The hunt is free and the center is hoping for a big turnout of family and kids. Family-friendly teams will race through the streets of Ketchum solving clues and testing wit, ingenuity and the ability to think outside the box in pursuit of the fastest time.

In addition, on Saturday, July 9, the Lee Pesky Learning Center will hold its first Stay-at-Home benefit as a new fundraising approach for the center. Anyone can make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation and enjoy a Saturday evening in July doing anything else. For details, visit www.lplearningcenter.org.

Opera celebrates 10 years

"A Midsummer Night's Serenade" is the Sun Valley Opera's 10th anniversary show at the Sun Valley Pavilion on Sunday, July 10, at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, $50 and $75. In addition, a fundraising Diva Party will take place at a private home on Saturday, July 9, from 6-8 p.m. Tickets for the Diva Party start at $125. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sunvalleyopera.com.

Jam with the Night of Music

The fourth annual Hailey Night of Music, produced by Figgleaf Productions, will take place on Monday, July 11, from 5-10 p.m. and will include the Powerhouse, Zou 75, Wicked Spud, Sun Valley Brewery, DiVine, CK's Real Food, KB's, Wiseguy Pizza Pie, Cowboy Cocina, Rasberrys, Shelley's Deli and the Hailey Hotel. Every venue will offer a different kind of music, refreshments and atmosphere.

Bands will include Old Death Whisper, Cow Says Moo, Up A Creek, Slow, Toast, No Cheap Horses, Finn Riggins, Kristin Cutler, Hat Trick and Andrew Alburger. All the music is free and will mostly occur outside. The event has drawn thousands of people to Hailey's Main Street in the past years. It is a midsummer night of fun, camaraderie and dance.

Garden to hold tour and benefit

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden will hold its 16th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by its summer garden benefit, Gimlets in the Garden, Music in the Air party, from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 726-9358.




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