Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Around Town

Artists and artists in waiting are invited to a creative gathering where chalk and sidewalks meet.

Street musicians and artists invited

Join the Third Annual "A Day of Chalk" on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. a fun and creative event mingling artists with families, groups and individuals of all ages and levels of experience in creating chalk art on Hailey's Main Street sidewalks.

For artists, a 3'x3' square costs $5 and includes a box of chalk. Artist's chalks are available for under $10.

In keeping with the "street" theme, acoustical musicians are encouraged to sign up. Each musician pays $5 and is welcome to put out a jar and keep tips.

The event closes at 1 p.m. although the chalk art will remain on the sidewalks for public viewing until they fade, or wash, away.

Please contact Sheila Kelley, Event Director, at 720-9361.

Presented by the Hailey Art Commission, all proceeds go towards providing public art in the city.

San Francisco Ballet rehearsing for show

More than a dozen dancers from the San Francisco Ballet have arrived to get acclimated for their debut at the Sun Valley Pavilion at the Sun Valley Resort on Sunday, July 8, at 7 p.m.

The performance will include Tomasson's "7 for Eight," set to Johann Sebastian Bach; a contemporary pas de deux, or dance for two, from William Forsythe's "In the middle, somewhat elevated;" and a pas de deux from "Don Quixote, Act III," and more under the direction of Helgi Tomasson.

Tickets are almost sold out in the pavilion, but lawn space is open for $25 where blankets and picnics are welcome and guests will be served by the enhanced large screen. Until the Friday before, call 415-865-2000 or visit Walkups are welcome at the pavilion on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, early birds can place blankets and return at show time.

Tuscany on Tenth fundraiser set

Boulder Mountain Clayworks has converted an industrial parking lot of asphalt and utility trucks into a beautiful Tuscan veranda with trees and foliage to serve as the escape to the Italian countryside that is the nonprofit organization's annual fundraiser, Tuscany on Tenth on Thursday, July 5.

The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Boulder Mountain Clayworks, 471 E. 10th St. Industrial Park just below the Knob Hill Inn. For a $50 ticket, guests will dine on pizza by The Red Oven, sip on wine and enjoy bellinis in the name of embracing the culture of Tuscany.

Guests will participate in the 16th-century glaze firing process of Raku. Ceramic pieces will be on hand to paint and fire during the event and be ready to take home that night and auction items.

Bellevue hosts 'The Broadford Show'

Venture to the south valley Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 8, for a gallery show of sculptures, paintings, antiques, jewelry and ceramics from a handful of artists.

Featured work will be by Russ Lamb, Jennifer Bellinger, Dave La Mure Jr., Christine Barrie, Davina Stephens and Nandu Hinds.

The work can be seen at 399 Broadford Rd. in Bellevue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special exhibit at the Coffee Grinder is up

For more than a decade, a group of people have gathered together to paint gardens throughout the Sun Valley area. For the first time, these women have pooled their work for an exhibit called "Brushes and Branches," with proceeds from any art sold going to Hospice and Palliative Care of Wood River Valley in honor of fellow artist the late Ruthann Saphier.

The group will host a "meet the artist" party on Thursday, July 5, at 5 p.m. at the Coffee Grinder and Gallery in Ketchum. Art will remain up through July.

Free play reading of 'A Walk in the Woods' at nexStage

The nexStage Theatre will present a reading of Lee Blessing's play "A Walk in the Woods" on Monday, July 9, as part of its 2012 free play-reading series, directed by Jon Kane.

As timely as ever, the story is of two nuclear arms negotiators—one American and the other Russian—who struggle to find a solution to the earth's most pressing problems, developing a personal relationship while taking walks in the woods outside the city of Geneva.

New York magazine called the play "a minor miracle" and Time said it was "a work of passion and power with the ring of political truth. It is not only the best of the few dramas to reach Broadway this season, it is also the funniest comedy."

The reading features two popular valley actors—Scott Creighton and Keith Moore. The reading starts at 7 p.m. and runs about one hour and 15 minutes.

Complimentary refreshments will be served before the show, with doors open to the lobby at 6:30 p.m.

Get ready to feel nice with Marley in the Mountains

Celebrate life among the good mountain people when Toots and the Maytals come to town for Marley in the Mountains.

The reggae legends are among the top in their genre and are bringing a show for all ages and all types of music fans, Thursday, July 12, in Ketchum's Atkinson Park.

Toots and the Maytals bring a 10-piece band, and leader Toots is said to channel James Brown across the stage.

A special VIP tent is available with a "Very Irie People" pass. There is a $100 and a $500 pass. The latter includes five tickets, free beer by Lagunitas Brewing Co., vodka bar, appetizers, private porta-lets, cash bar and a private behind-the-stage shade area.

Pre-show tickets are $25 at The Cellar Pub, Atkinsons' markets, the Board Bin, Johnny G's Subshack, Zenergy at Thunderspring, Backwoods, at the Ketchum Farmers' Market on Tuesdays preceding the event and at Peaks and Perks in Stanley. They can be found online at They will be $30 at the gate. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and the show will start at 5:30 p.m.

For inquires on volunteering, sponsorship, VIP ticketing, an exclusive concert experience and contributions to Marley in the Mountains, email

Snap a fat tire and compete for prizes

The Sun Valley Fat Tire Photo Shootout is a dual-format photography competition celebrating the USA Cycling MTB Cross-Country National Championships, the Ride Sun Valley Bike Fest and mountain bike culture in Sun Valley. This year's event will be held Thursday, July 5, at 6 p.m. at Whiskey Jacques' in Ketchum.

There will be a Pro Fat Tire Shootout among five of the best mountain bike photographers, who will be judged for a five-minute slideshow on both quality and entertainment value.

The Best Shot Contest is open for everyone who shoots an image during the 2012 Ride Sun Valley Bike Fest. The audience will vote and the winner pockets $150. Submit an 8- by 10-inch photo of the festivities to F-Stop on Sun Valley Road by 5:30 p.m. on today, July 4.

Shootout tickets are $10 in advance at Sturtevants in Hailey and Ketchum and include a Fat Tire beer and a raffle ticket. They also can be purchased online at

Golf classic and Diana von Furstenberg fashion for cancer research

The Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research will be hosting its second annual Sun Valley Golf Classic and Fashion Event on Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday, July 12. Proceeds will benefit the cancer foundation as well as St. Luke's Wood River Foundation.

Panache in the Sun Valley Village will host its sixth annual Diane von Furstenberg Trunk Show, Thursday from 4-6 p.m. This event will showcase Diane von Furstenberg herself and her Pre-Fall 2012 Collection. Ten percent of the sales will be donated to the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer, killing nearly 15,000 women each year. Further research is paramount as there is currently no early detection test available for ovarian cancer. One in 70 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

The Lynne Cohen Foundation seeks to eradicate these numbers by funding preventive care clinics for women who are at high risk for cancer. To learn more about the Lynne Cohen Foundation and how to help, visit

To RSVP and purchase tickets for the Golf Classic and/or Fashion Preview visit or call 310-877-5205.

To RSVP for the Trunk Show, call 622-4228 or email

Watch for Wine Down Wednesdays in the garden

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is celebrating their blooming gardens with free music events this summer. Visit the Garden from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18 for Wine Down Wednesday when the Wood River Community Orchestra will play musical selections and families are welcome to bring picnics and a blanket to spread on the lawn area.

The lawn is adjacent to blooming perennial gardens, which features peonies, blanket flower, irises, lavender, daisies, roses, sea holly, bee balm, and many others gorgeous flowers.

For more information about the free event or the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, visit, or call 726-9358.

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