Archive for August, 2011

Around the SL,UT August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

Downtown will be full of smoke, music, film, and fun. Or maybe a mountain escape with a taste of Germany is in order this weekend. Whatever you feel up to, it’s happening in SLC this weekend. So let’s check out what’s happening now Around the SL,UT.

Rock N Ribs is an officially sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society event happening right here in SLC. Gallivan Center will be filled with over 25 competitors serving ribs and other barbecue favorites to the crowd while rocking out with live music all day. Sample plates will be sold for $3, admission is free. Event will run from 2-10pm, Saturday, Aug 20.

The third annual Salt Lake City Film Fest is going on this weekend. Screenings of independent films are taking place at Tower Theatre, Broadway Centre, Brewvies, and at The Post Theatre on the UofU campus. See a great selection of critically acclaimed films that you may not otherwise have a chance to see. Tickets for most screenings are $10, available online or at the venue. Check out the schedule and reviews at http://www.saltlakecityfilmfestival.com/.

It’s already that time to enjoy cool mountain air, music, dancing, bratwurst, and beer. Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend at Snowbird. Every Saturday & Sunday there will be hot German food, and cold German-style beer from noon-6pm. Admission is free.

Speaking of beer, don’t forget next Saturday is City Weekly’s Beer Fest.

Tickets are still available for Brandi Carlile at Red Butte Garden this Sunday. Tickets from $20, show is 7pm.

In pub quiz news: Coming September 20, the next themed quiz is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! A quiz on the gang for a big cash prize. Taking place at The Huddle, begins at 8pm, and entry is $5 per player (to provide the cash prize). Also, Geeks Who Drink is adding another night at a great new venue. September 12 is the first night of Monday night quiz at Devil’s Daughter. Great BBQ, cheap drinks, prizes, and laughs.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Rock: The Direction, Red Bennies, Vinyl Williams, Flow at Kilby Court 7pm $6 
Saturday –  Blues/rock: Samuel Smith Band at The Woodshed 9pm 
Sunday – Brandi Carlile at Red Butte Garden 7pm $20+ 
Monday – Alternative: Death Cab For Cutie at Maverik Center 6:30pm $37+ 
Tuesday – Folk: Milk Carton Kids, Andrew Belle at Kilby Court 7pm $7 
Wednesday – Indie/rap: Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson at Urban Lounge 9pm $20 
Thursday – Alternative/hip-hop: Sole & The Skyrider Band at Kilby Court 7pm $10 

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Monday night is for your quiz-family now

August 17, 2011

Now you can cure your case of the Mondays with a great new event at a very cool new pub. Geeks Who Drink is coming to The Devil’s Daughter for a Monday-Night quiz. Laughs, prizes, drinks, food, and a relaxing night with your friends. Worried about going out on a Monday? No problem, quizzes are wrapped up by 10pm which gives you a good night’s sleep. It’s free, and the drinks and food are cheap. You need to eat, right? Come enjoy a great team-activity every week, beginning September 12. The quiz begins at 8pm, but you should show up early to stake out a great seat, enjoy some tasty ribs, and catch up with friends.

About the quiz

If you’ve not been, Geeks Who Drink is a fun, laid-back quiz night. Quizzes are one of the top bar-entertainment in Europe, and growing rapidly here in the U.S. It’s a team activity, up to 6 people per team (no minimum) and the questions are pop-culture, general knowledge, music, movies, science, history, and other random subjects. You don’t need to be a mathlete or a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin’ Jeopardy. And if you don’t have a team, come anyways, talk to your quizmaster, and you will meet some new friends. Many people in SLC have made new friends by showing up solo, and now get together every week with their team. It’s free to play, and there are great prizes throughout the night. Play a sample quiz here.

About the bar

 The Devil’s Daughter is a great bar with affordable drinks, and ridiculously great inexpensive food. What kind of food? Baby back ribs, delicious wings, burgers, giant plates of nachos, brisket, and some of the best pulled pork in town. Spacious layout which is perfect for a quiz night, and a great location with plenty of free parking. The Devil’s Daughter is sure to become your new favorite bar. Even the picky people of Yelp have been praising the food and drinks. (Just kidding Yelpers, Jesus loves you.)

The Devil’s Daughter
533 south 500 west, SLC
travel west on 500 south, turn left on 500 west

Around the SL,UT August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

One glance at this weekend’s calendar, and I just don’t know how I will fit it in. Salt Lake is a happening place, and here’s a taste of the best going on this coming week.

Get out and laugh tonight. Comedian Barbara Gray is in town from Los Angeles, and will be taking the stage with Christopher Stephenson, and Toy Soup at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill Friday at 9pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door.

Love British cars? Of course you do. Their classic design and tight turning radius. Saturday is British Field Day at Liberty Park. Cars on exhibit, racing, and even some classics for sale from 9am-3pm. $5 admission for adults, kids free.

Then head over to Gallivan Center for Craft Lake City, the biggest display of homegrown artisan goods. Jewelry, clothing, accessories, and much more are for sale. Support local, real people and buy unique quality gifts.

The Utah Symphony is performing The Music of Queen at Deer Valley Saturday night. It’s a great venue to pack a cooler of wine and snacks, sit on the hillside, and enjoy some great music. Tickets range from $30-85. Pack a blanket and enjoy the cool mountain air.

This weekend’s Summer of 35mm film is Office Space. One of the most hysterically accurate looks at the real world of office life plays at Tower Theatre Friday and Saturday at 11pm, Sunday at noon, tickets are $5.

Sunday brings the Urban Flea Market at Washington Square. From vintage goods to arts and crafts, to the KRCL CD sale, there’s a little something for everyone at this new community event. Check out the Star Wars collectibles being sold.

Speaking of KRCL, Wednesday is KRCL’s Night Out at The Rose Establishment. It’s an after-work event open to the public, to kick back and have some food and drinks from 5:30-7:30pm. The Rose Establishment has food, coffee, and beer. It is located at 235 south 400 west.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Rock: King Niko, Suicycles, Fat Apollo, Nathan Spenser and the Low Keys at Liquid Joe’s 9pm $5 
Saturday –   Roots/jam: John Butler Trio at Kingsbury Hall 6pm $25
Sunday – Blues: Jonny Lang, JJ Grey & Mofro at Red Butte Garden 7pm $43
Monday – Folk: Donna the Buffalo at Canyons 7:30pm $10/12 
Tuesday – Funk: 100 Monkeys at The Complex 6pm $15 
Wednesday – Reggae/rock: 311, Sublime with Rome at USANA Amphitheatre 6:30pm $29-59 
Thursday – Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch, Parachute at Deer Valley 6pm $35

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