Happening Today: Avalanche Workshop, Backcountry Zero Launch, Moose Hockey & More

(Jackson, Wyoming) – Here is what’s happening around the county today:

Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop (WSAW): Beginning at 8 a.m. today, the full day workshop will include sessions on “Managing Risk with Science: A Practitioners Approach,” “Intitutional Risk Management” and a third session on “Risk and Personal Responsibility.” More information is available on the TCSAR website.

Wyoming Grasslands Exhibit Opening: “Wyoming Grasslands: Photographs by Michael P. Berman and William S. Sutton” opens to the public at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. More information about the exhibit is available here.

Backcountry Zero Launch Party: Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation presents the kickoff to Backcountry Zero: A community vision to reduce fatalities in the Tetons. With partners that include the Jenny Lake Rangers, Rocky Mountain Bank and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the night will include presentations, industry demonstrations, conversations and a showing of the film, Meru. Food provided by Picas, beer by Roadhouse, coffee by Snake River Roasting. More information is available here.

Moose Hockey Game: The Moose Hockey team plays Missoula at home tonight starting at 7 p.m. at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

The Cherry Orchard Play: The Cherry Orchard presented by Off Square Theatre Company, is showing at the Black Box Theatre at 7 p.m. tonight. In Anton Chekhov’s final full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off. A local merchant presents numerous options to save it, including cutting down their prized cherry orchard, but the family is stricken with denial. Charting the descent of a wealthy family, the play creates a bold meditation on social change, materialism, and our relationship to the land we live on. More information on the play is available at www.offsquare.org.

Red Herring by Michael Hollinger: Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at the Walk Festival Hall, the play Red Herring by Michael Hollinger is part love story, part murder mystery, part espionage plot. According to the Riot Act, Inc. Theatre Company website, this 1950s style noir comedy will delight audiences.

Live Music at the Silver Dollar Showroom: On Saturday night from 7:30 – 11 p.m., The Three Rivers Rock ‘N Country band will be playing live music in the Silver Dollar Showroom. Admission is free to the show.