Dropping into the Weekend

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Good energy is swirling around the Teton Valley.  How do I know this?  Because I’m a bit of a wizard…and also because the weather forecast is beyond stellar.  It’s going to snow A LOT, so start visualizing your fluffy turns and practice high-fiving your friends so that you don’t miss hands at the chairlift (so embarrassing).

Let’s plan what you’re going to do when your feet aren’t strapped into skis or a board.  It’s the last weekend of the Golden Ticket Promotion, which means you still have time to take advantage of 50% off lift tickets with a season pass from any ski resort.  This also means that you should call all of your friends and have a rowdy (yet safe) weekend.  Just a friendly suggestion.

A-Mac DZ at The Mangy Moose
Location: The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
Time: Friday and Saturday at 9 pm
Information: $5 at the door. Straight out of Denver, Colorado, A-Mac DZ has defined the art of fusing acoustic rock with reggae and hip-hop.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Reggae infused acoustic rock.  Watermelon infused Spicy Marg.  Fun infused Friday. Plans made in Mangy Moose infusion heaven.

Moose Hockey vs Chicago
Location: Snow King Ice Arena
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Information: $10 at the door
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Contrary to popular belief, the hockey players are humans, not moose (meese?) on ice skates. Disappointing, but the honest truth.  If you regularly read my blog, you know that I get FIRED UP about Moose Games, so I will be there sporting 50-100 shades of team spirit.

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Pica’s Margarita Cup
Location: Snow King Resort
Time: Friday Night under the Lights
Information: The Margarita Cup features snow, speed, and fun! The adult ski racing series is held on Friday nights under the lights at Snow King Mountain.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  I don’t ski race, but it’s super fun to watch.  Prepare yourself a thermos full of something delicious and check out the speedsters gracefully rocketing down Snow King.

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Richiebeats at The Pink Garter
Location: The Pink Garter Theater in Downtown Jackson
Time: Friday at 10 pm
Information: This is a free event for 21+.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: I’ve never seen Richiebeats perform, but I really enjoy saying “Richiebeats.”  There’s nothing better than a free event at The Pink Garter, especially when there are so many fun things that you could do leading up to the concert (eating dinner counts as a fun thing to do, especially if you’re eating pizza).

Ice Skating on the Town Square
Location: Downtown Jackson
Time: Saturday 12pm-9 pm
Information: Friends and families are invited to gather in Jackson Hole’s picturesque Town Square to enjoy the outdoor skating rink.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Ice skating on the square? Helllooooo romance.  If you don’t have anyone to go with, consider treating yourself to a romantic skate night for one.  Maybe you’ll make friends!

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Jameson Music Series presents John Wayne’s World
Location: The Pink Garter Theater in Downtown Jackson
Time: Saturday at 10:30 pm
Information: This is a free event for 21+.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: I know that there are a lot of whiskey enthusiasts in Jackson, so this is a great fit.  Drink specials. Good music.  Responsible decision making.  Alright Saturday night!

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Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games
Location: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Apres Vous
Time: February 3rd and 4th
Information: JHMR is proud to host the Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games, welcoming Wyoming’s athletes and their families. Opening ceremonies will be at the JH High School On Feb 2. Alpine Events will be on Teewinot, Werner Run, and Antelope Flats on Feb. 3-4.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: This is one of the most inspiring events that JHMR hosts annually.  Don’t be fooled by the word Special, these athletes take their games as seriously as anybody else. If you want to see competition at its finest form, the Games are looking for volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include race timing, scoring, awards presentation, and much more. Join us for some great camaraderie and stunning athletic competition. Contact Carolyn Burke, the Winter Games Volunteer Coordinator, for specific locations and times: burke@wyom.net

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