Archive for June, 2011

Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival

June 16, 2011

This weekend, Salt Lake Film Society and the SLC Film Center are presenting their annual Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival. Passes on sale at the Tower Theatre now and at Tickets are $5 at the door.

Check out the films that will be showing:

Fri 6/17
7:00pm – Beginners
9:30pm – Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour
11:00pm – All About Evil
Sat 6/18
11:00am – Elvis and Madona
1:30pm – Weekend
4:00pm – The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
7:00pm – Circumstance
9:00pm – Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Sun 6/19
10:30am – Sunday School with Equality Utah
12:30pm – Different from Whom
3:00pm – August
5:15pm – Mangus!
7:15pm – L’amour fou
9:30pm – Gun Hill Road

Around the SL,UT June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

It’s officially summer! The Downtown Farmers Market kicks off this weekend. Each Saturday from 8am-1pm, crops, crafts, entertainment, and more at Pioneer Park. You can also hear great music, Saturday June 11 you can enjoy the market to the sounds of the incredible Joshua Payne Orchestra.

Also this weekend, the Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Everyone can get a little Scottish in them and enjoy watching some real feats of strength at Thanksgiving point Friday from 5-10pm, and Saturday 8am-10pm. Tickets are $15, children under 12 free.

Want to escape the heat? Get some culture with some of the great performances happening right now. Rent opens tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company. The musical which tackles the issues of adulthood, urban life, AIDS, and relationships shows Monday-Thursday at 7:30pm, and Friday & Saturday at 8pm. Tickets from $34.

Utah’s most controversial choreographer presents The Very BEaST of SB Dance. Saturday, June 11, and Friday & Saturday the 17th & 18th at Jeanne Wagner Center. Tickets are $15, and there’s an after party for $37.50 after the June 11 performance.

Christopher Stephenson, Andrew Jensen, and Troy Taylor are Sketchophrenia, Utah’s hottest comedy, improv, and sketch group. Their newest show is Saturday, June 11, 7 pm & 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

And for more laughs, the first (and hopefully not last) Salt Lake Comedy Festival at The Grand Theatre Friday & Saturday. Improv Survivor at 7pm both nights, and the Wiseguys’ Rocky Mountain Laugh Off at 9:30pm. Tickets for each event are $8, $5 for students. There are also workshops and other events throughout Saturday, so check it out.

Coming next week, Damn! These Heels LGBT Film Fest, Zombie pub crawl, Snowbird Brewfest, and much more. Subscribe by email, bookmark this page, and check back whenever you think you’re bored.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Sandy Ampitheater 8pm $15+ 
Saturday –  Manchester Orchestra at In The Venue 8pm $19
Sunday – Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Toots & the Maytals at Red Butte Garden 6pm $37
Wednesday – Taking Back Sunday at In The Venue 7pm $27
Thursday – Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus at Urban Lounge 9pm $15


Friday – $1 PBR at Tony’s (3165s 1300e)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $6.75 pitchers at Cheers To You Midvale (7642s State)
Monday – $12 pizza & pitcher at Canyon Inn (3700e Ft. Union Blvd)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $2 shots at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $6 Squatters/Wasatch pitchers at Devil’s Daughter (533 south 500w)

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Around the SL,UT June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

Pride Festival, free tickets for Earth Fest, Iron & Wine, great lineup of music and comedy, and don’t forget the kick-off of classic movies on 35mm at Tower Theatre kicking off with Pulp Fiction this weekend. It’s time to get Around the SL,UT.

Yes, it’s Pride Fest time, and that means there are fabulous celebrations happening. The festival gates open at 4pm Saturday, and 11am Sunday. Tickets are $10. The big parade is Sunday at 10am, beginning at 400 east and 300 south, heading north to 200 south, and traveling westbound to West Temple. Friday night, head to Piper Down for their pride party (9pm) hosted by celebrity impersonator Jason Cozmo. For more great events, I couldn’t recommend anyone better than Princess Kennedy to fill you in.

Celebrate the all-new Gallivan Center at EarthFest this Saturday. Garbett Homes is presenting a day of music and celebrating living green from 4-9pm. Several acts including Cobra Starship, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Downtown Fiction, and more will take the stage. Tickets are only $10, but for you loyal WWJDinSLC followers, I have a stash of free tickets you can pick up at Bakery & Brews in Murray (625 west 5300 south). Just tell them Jesus sent you and get a pair of tickets while supplies last.

Gutenberg! The Musical! runs June 3-19 at Egyptian Theatre in Park City. It’s been described as “Spinal Tap meets Saturday Night Live meets Waiting For Guffman.” A pair of aspiring playwrights try to get backing for their big musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Tickets are $18-30, and you can use discount code “planb” for $15 tickets at select shows.

Only 1 week until Sketchophrenia, and tickets will sell out. Christopher Stephenson, Andrew Jensen, and Troy Taylor are not only hysterically funny, but they also follow this drunken Jesus. They’ve prepared a brand new show for their Post Theater appearances on June 11. Tickets are only $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Iron & Wine at In The Venue 6pm $25 
Saturday –  Michael Gross & The Statuettes, Long Distance Operator, Small Town Sinners at Bar Deluxe 9pm $5
Monday – Johnny Cash tribute: Cash’d Out at A Bar Named Sue 9pm $5
Tuesday – Indie/folk: Moccosal, Bobby & the Tiger at Kilby Court 7pm
Wednesday – Pink Floyd tribute: House of Floyd at The State Room 8pm $17
Thursday – Experimental: Woodsman, Tape Deck Mountain, Silver Antlers at Urban Lounge 9pm $7


Friday – $2 Whiskey with any beer at Club 48 (16w 4800s)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $1 drafts at The Tavernacle (201e 300s)
Monday – $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $2 shots at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $2 PBR tallboys at Lumpy’s Downtown (145 west Pierpont Ave)

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