Archive for February, 2011

Around the SL,UT February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

It’s time for the Oscars, and the officially sanctioned Oscar Night Party is at The Complex, raising funds for the Utah AIDS Foundation. It’s consistently called one of Salt Lake City’s finest parties. It is a formal event, and individual tickets are $120, or a table for 10 for $1200 including complimentary wine service. Party in style right here in our city.

If that’s a little steep for your wallet right now, no worries, head over to Piper Down for a Red Carpet Evening with giveaways, Awards Bingo, goodie bags, and more. Best food and drink of any bar in town, and always a great party. Of course, there’s karaoke afterwards, so finish off the night by being the star on stage, singing your heart out. No cover, so be there early to claim your table and prepare to party all night. Party starts at 5pm when the celebrities start walking the red carpet, the awards show begins at 6pm.

Must hear music:

FridayWild Nothing, Abe Vigoda at Kilby Court 7pm $8
SaturdayRooney and Eisley at Kilby Court 7pm $17
Monday – The Octopus Project, Birthquake, Palace of Buddies at Kilby Court 7pm $10 & Urban Lounge 9pm $10
Tuesday – Devotchka at In The Venue 8pm $20.50
Wednesday – Alternative/Indie: Josh Radin, Cary Brothers (best known for his song “Blue Eyes“), and Lara Jansen at In The Venue 7pm $18
Thursday – Genitorturers, Hanzel und Gretel, Heartbreak Hangover, Lidsor at Club Vegas 8pm $20


Friday – $2.50 pints, $3 whiskey & tequila at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
Saturday – $3 Beam, $2 PBR tallboys, $3 shots at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
Sunday – $1 drafts at The Tavernacle (201e 300s)
Monday – $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday – $5.50 microbrew mini pitchers at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Wednesday – $2 Corona, $2 tequila, $2 Beam, $3 Jager at Jackalope Lounge (327s State)
Thursday – $5.50-6.50 pitchers at Cheers to You (315s Main)

Remember, there’s a full calendar page packed full of more events every day. Make WWJDinSLC your first source for things to do in Salt Lake City.

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Around the SL,UT February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Salt Lake City Tattoo ConventionThings to do in Salt Lake City have found their home, and it is here on The best place to find events, arts, music, and cheap drinks. Here’s the best of what’s coming up this week. Want to help and show your support for this site? Please vote for me in the Best of Utah Awards. Best to follow on Twitter, best blog, even Best Utahn? It would really help a lot.

Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention is this weekend. Featuring world-class artists, showcasing a variety of styles and techniques. Interested in getting inked, compare yours to others, or just enjoy the artwork, this is the place for you to be this weekend. A one-day pass is $20, $40 for a 3-day pass, and kids 12-17 are only $5 (under 12 free).

Pirates & Wenches Party at Piper Down

AAAARRRGGGHHH! Saturday is the time to bring out yer pirate apparel and head to Piper Down for the Pirates & Wenches Party. Prizes for best costumes, pirate ship photos, Captain Morgan and the Morganettes will be there, and Potcheen performs their special blend of pirate rock. Arrive early for best tables and prizes (1492s State, 2/19).

The City Weekly Music Award final showcase is Saturday night. Finalists, Lindsay Heath Orchestra, Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel, and King Niko will perform for your votes. Attendees at the show will decide who will be named the best. Show up and be a part of the selection for the Best of Utah. (The Complex, 9pm $10)

Tranadu: fundraiser show for Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival

Tranadu is something that only the creative mind of Princess Kennedy could have dreamt up. This one-night-only musical event is a fundraiser for the Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival. It’s being described as part Sound of Music with Rocky Horror Picture Show added. One thing’s for sure, queens know how to throw a party and this is a great cause. (Tower Theater, 7pm $15.)

Do you know how to yada yada sex? Always dreamt of a career with Kramerica Industries? Know the any high-talkers? Would you rather celebrate Festivus than those grief-laden holidays? Well take the night off from your latex salesman job and be at Lumpy’s Downtown for the Seinfeld quiz. $5 entry per player, up to 6 per team, and a $200+ cash prize for the winner. Don’t have a team? Post on the Facebook event page that you are in SLC & want to team up with someone.  Or, comment here and reach out to other WWJDinSLC disciples.

Must hear music:

Friday: Public Enemy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, CHALI 2NA & The House of Vibe at The Depot 8pm $35.

Saturday: Less Than Jake, The Supervillains, Off With Their Heads at The Complex 7pm $18.

Monday: Dark Seas, Fox Van Cleef, Dirty Blonde, Max Pain & the Groovies at Kilby Court 7pm $7.

Tuesday: Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel, You Me and Everyone We Know, Now Now Every Children at The Complex 6:30pm $15.

Wednesday: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, The Silent Comedy, Liam Gerner at In The Venue 8pm $20.

Thursday: The Memorials, Just like Vinyl, I Am The Ocean, American Hitmen, Thinline at Club Vegas 8pm $8.


    Friday: $2.50 domestic pints & Icehouse, $3 whiskey & tequila at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
    Saturday: $3 steins at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
    Sunday: $2 whiskey, $2 Beam, $3 Jager at Jackalope Lounge (372s State)
    Monday: $4 PBR + any well shot at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (726s State)
    Tuesday: $2 Coronas, $2 tequila shots at Club Allure (8925s 255w)
    Wednesday: $2.50 Coronas, $3.50 Kamikazes at Oscar’s (8136s State)
    Thursday: $4 vodka energy drink, $2 PBR at Area 51 (451s 400w)

Coming up: Devotchka at In The Venue 3/1. OMD at The Depot 3/23. Deftones at In The Venue 4/21.

Around the SL,UT February 11

February 11, 2011

It’s the weekend before that made-for-Hallmark holiday, when we’re expected to do something romantic for our significant others. But every day should be special, because you live in the SL,UT and there’s always something fun and affordable to do. So get out of the house and live it up!

This weekend:

There are still tickets available for Spamalot, which is at Kingsbury Hall Friday through Sunday. The musical from the brilliant minds of Monty Python. Get your tickets at Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 8:00PM. Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 2:00PM & 8:00PM. Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 1:00PM & 6:30PM. There’s free parking at Rice Eccles Stadium, and a shuttle is provided.

Samba Fogo is holding their second annual Samba Queen Contest Saturday, Feb 12 at Urban Lounge (241s 500e) 9pm. Whether you want to compete for the crown, enjoy watching the show, or join in the dancing afterwards, it will be a great night of entertainment. Tickets are only $10 at the door.

Sarah McLachlan is performing at Kingsbury Hall Monday, Feb 14 with Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. Tickets are $40 & up.


K-Town Komedy is holding a Joker vs. Joker competition. Come vote for your favorite performer of the night to be named the champion. Admission is only $2, and the drinks are cheap at Club DJ’s (3849 west 5400 south, just west of Bangerter Highway).

Blake Bard is headlining a show at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill (358s West Temple) Friday, Feb 19, 9pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door.

Must see music:

Friday, Feb 11: Future of the Ghost, Birthquake, & Night Sweats at Urban Lounge 10pm $6. Saturday: Swagger, & Heathen Highlanders at Piper Down 9pm $5. Monday: Koo Koo Kanga Roo at Kilby Court 7pm $10. Tuesday: Best Coast & Wavves at Urban Lounge 9pm $15. Wednesday: Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, & The Wellspring at The Depot 8pm $25. Thursday: Young the Giant, Kitten, & Fictionist at Kilby Court 7pm $10.

Coming up:

Next Friday and Saturday, see  World Cup Speed Skating for free! Fastest skaters from around the world will compete at the Utah Olympic Oval (5662s Cougar Ln).

SLC International Tattoo Convention rolls into town next weekend. See some of the world’s best artists for 3 days of exhibitions and competitions at Salt Palace Convention Center. Tickets are $20 per day, or $40 for 3-days, and kids are only $5.


    Friday: $2 Coronas at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
    Saturday: $3 steins at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
    Sunday: $3 bloody Mary, $1 sliders, $3 Jim Beam Black at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
    Monday: $4 PBR + any shot at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (726s State)
    Tuesday:  $3 Uinta pints/$8 pitchers at Brewvies (677s 200w)
    Wednesday: $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
    Thursday: $2 PBR & $3 well drinks at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)