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Around the SL,UT March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

Pond Skimming at Spring Gruv Canyons

It’s another exciting week in our city, here are some highlights of the best stuff happening around Salt Lake, UT (the SL,UT). Get out of the house and have some fun.

Spring is coming, despite the blizzard happening outside as I write this. To welcome the change of season while we still have snow to play with, it’s time for Spring Gruv at Canyons resort. Free concerts and crazy events over the next two weekends. Pond skimming competition, Red Bull Schlittentag (homemade sled jumping contest), Los Lobos, John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours, and so much more going on this weekend and next. Check out SpringGruv.com for all the events. Great lodging specials if you want to make a getaway out of it.

Or spend your weekend getting your fetishes satisfied. Area 51 is holding a Rubber, Vinyl, & Latex Fetish Ball Saturday night (3/26). Ladies are free before 10, $10 cover for the rest.

After a Monday in the office, you may need to unwind. But maybe a night of debauchery is a little too much before you have to go to work in the morning. How about grabbing some food and drink at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill and enjoy the finals of the Salt City Slam poetry finals. The top 10 competitors will be tossing down their words in the hopes of getting one of the five spots to represent Utah at this year’s National Poetry Slam. Starts at 8pm, cover is only $5.

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Must hear music:

Friday – Blues: Slim Chance & the Psychobilly Playboys at The Gren Pig 9pm $5
Saturday – Folk/punk: Casey Neill & the Norway Rats at Piper Down 9pm $5
Sunday – Jazz/performers: MarchFourth Marching Band at The State Room 8pm $20
Monday – Alternative: Gene Loves Jezebel, Redemption, Riverhead, Someone’s Mom at Club Vegas 8pm $15
Tuesday – Pop: Trashcan Sinatras at The State Room 8pm $18
Wednesday – Jazz: Joshua Payne Orchestra at The Hotel 9pm $5
Thursday – Indie/alternative: Weinland at Subterranean (Slowtrain) 8pm $6

Drinks:

Friday – $2 whiskey when you buy any beer at Club 48 (16w 4800s)
Saturday – $3 Sex on the beach, $2 PBR at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Sunday – $7 domestic pitchers, $9 micros at  Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Monday – $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday – $5 pitchers at Maggie McGees (6253s Highland Dr.)
Wednesday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
Thursday – $3 wells, $2 PBRs at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

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Around the SL,UT March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

I’m recovering from St. Patrick’s Day, but still keeping a finger on the pulse of Salt Lake. Because no matter how hard we party, there’s always room for more things to do. Here’s a taste of what’s happening this coming week Around the SL,UT.

Every Saturday, from 10am-3pm, Caputo’s hosts a Locavore Market full of great food from Utah’s finest. Local cheese, meats, and more. Some of my favorite foods, all finer than heaven.

Love chocolate? Of course you do, and you will love it even more after learning more about it. Monday, March 21, Caputo’s is holding an introduction to fine chocolate class. Learn through taste what makes a great chocolate bar. It’s $25, and you should reserve your spot now by visiting Caputo’s Deli at 314 west 300 south, or call 801-531-8669.

Next weekend is the Holi Festival of Colors. A celebration to welcome spring, people from young to old will all be covered in colors while enjoying music, burning an effigy, and dancing around the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. Saturday, March 26 from 10am-8pm, and Sunday noon-4pm. Dress to become a mess, the event goes on regardless of weather conditions. Admission is free, and they will have food to purchase.

This week in music ranges from Bon Jovi (3/22), to Lady Gaga (3/19) and everything between. For a few shows you may not have heard all over the radio, check these out:

Must hear music:

Friday – Pop: General Harrison & The Green Man 7 at The Woodshed 9pm $5
Saturday – Ska: The English Beat at The Depot 9pm $17
Sunday – New Orleans funk: Galactic, Cyril Neville, Corey Henry at The Depot 8pm $25
Monday – Indie: Sic Alps at Slowtrain (Subterranean) 7pm $5
Tuesday – Irish/ska: The Saw Doctors at The Complex 7pm $22
Wednesday – New wave: OMD at The Depot 9pm, $20
Thursday – Reggae: Afro Omega, Sister Carol, Sarah B at Bar Deluxe 9pm $12

Drinks:

Friday – free bloody mary bar & $1 mimosas until 4pm at Piper Down (1492s State)
Saturday – $2.50 pints at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
Sunday – $7 domestic pitchers, $9 micros at  Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Monday – $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday – $3 steins $4 Jager bombs at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Wednesday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
Thursday – $3 vodka at The Tavernacle (201e 300s)

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Around the SL,UT March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

It’s a week of St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Saturday morning is the St. Patrick’s parade at Gateway. Beginning at 10am, have fun watching the marching bands, dancers, and more. Later Saturday night, Young Dubliners are at The Depot (8pm $25). And then, the party really begins…

St. Patrick’s Day in Salt Lake: Drink and party like the Irish

Fast-forward to Wednesday for a St. Patrick’s Eve party at Piper Down. Traditional Irish pub quiz at 7pm with prizes for your random pop-culture knowledge. Followed by music by Wailing O’Sheas, who perform their tribute to Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. Arrive early, as Wednesday nights are already one of the hottest nights at Piper Down, and this one will be huge!

Most bars will be having St. Patrick’s themed parties Thursday. Lucky 13 will have bag pipers throughout the day, and Gracies will have corned beef & cabbage, and lamb stew with live music through the night.

Of course, the biggest St. Patrick’s day party in town continues at Piper Down where the best Irish food is being served from 10am. Live music for lunch by Catgut Whiskey from noon-2pm (no cover for lunch). $5 cover before 5pm, and live music beginning at 6pm, featuring Swagger, Putnam Smith, Heathen Highlanders, and the Crawford School of Irish Dancing.

Then recovery for your week begins at 11am, where Piper Down is serving $1 mimosas and a free bloody mary bar from 11am-4pm. For those who consider drinking at a bar on St. Patrick’s Day “amateur night,” Friday is Professionals Night. More great drinks and Irish food, with karaoke at 9pm.

St. Patrick's Day Salt Lake, bar entertainment

For something a bit different, head to Club DJ’s for an All Irish comedy show. The Irish Clowns of Comedy features Steve McInelly, Braxton McCoy, Jason Harvey, and Scott Bennett. Only $2 cover for the show, corned beef & cabbage dinner, $2.75 Sessions, $4 Long Island Ice Tea, $2 Burst shots, $2.75 pints.

More SLC happenings

It’s Roller Derby time! Wasatch Roller Derby is in action this Saturday at The Salt Palace with a bout benefitting Hope Kids. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Hoppers and online, $13 a the door. Bout begins at 7pm.

Raise money for MS while having a laugh at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill Thursday, March 17 (yes, everything is happening St. Patrick’s Day). Christopher John Stephenson and Improv crew Toy Soup will make you laugh all night. $5 minimum donation.

Must hear music:

Friday – Reggae: The Dirty Heads at In The Venue 6pm $17
Saturday – Blues: Voodoo Swing at Piper Down 9pm $5
SundayJoshua Payne Orchestra at Bar X 9pm free
MondayCivil Twilight, A Silent Film at The State Room 8pm $15
TuesdayThe War On Drugs, Red Dog Revival at Kilby Court 7pm $8
WednesdayWailing O’Sheas at Piper Down 10pm, no cover, arrive early
ThursdayJGB and Melvin Seals, Stonefed, David Gans at Urban Lounge 9pm $17

Drinks:

Friday – $2 PBR tallboys or Coronas, $3 kamikaze at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Saturday – $3 shots, corned beef & cabbage at Murphy’s (160s Main)
Sunday – $7 domestic pitchers, $9 micros at  Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Monday – $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday – $5.50 microbrew mini pitchers at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Wednesday – $2 martinis, $3 steins, at Club Allure (8925s 255w)
Thursday – $3 wells at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont)

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