Archive for September, 2011

Around the SL,UT September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011

Hello October! As the weather begins cooling, and the leaves start falling, it reminds us its time to start thinking about costumes and candy. Let’s get in the mood for October and Halloween.

Of course, nothing says Halloween like a good horror movie. Unless of course it’s an incredible comedy filled with zombies. Shaun of the Dead shows at Tower Theatre this weekend, Friday & Saturday at 11pm, and Sunday at noon. After you’ve laughed at England’s finest zombie slayers, head over to Brewvies on Monday to see one of the most classic zombie comedies, Return of the Living Dead (9:30pm). This screening is free, so spend your money on beer & food, and don’t forget to tip well.

If you aspire to be a zombie, or perhaps want to be a survivor running away from an army of the undead, register now for the Night of the Running Dead 5K run. A fundraiser for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, zombies will be racing after survivors. Race is October 15.

If eating brains isn’t your fancy, you’re in luck. Saturday afternoon is the Japanese Food Bazaar at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple (211 west 100 south) from 1-8pm. Explore the beautiful temple, and enjoy the smells and tastes of great food. Admission is free, food items range from $2-8.

What is October without beer & bratwurst? We’re now in the last two weekends of Oktoberfest at Snowbird. Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm, enjoy German music, dancing, food, and beer in the cool atmosphere of the mountains. Admission is free, and it runs through October 9th.

But, next weekend is Squatters Oktoberfest celebration. Friday & Saturday, October 7-8, enjoy live music, german food, beer, and receive a keepsake mug for only $20. The event takes place both nights from 5pm-1am.

Enjoy Sunday the way the lord intended, by shopping local. This Sunday you can head over to Kilby Court from noon-6pm for Salty Streets Flea Market. A market of local goods, along with music and food. Holy Water Buffalo, Nightsweats, and FolkaDots are performing, admission is free.

Over at the Salt Lake Library, it’s Craft Sabbath. From 1-5 pm you will find many of the SL,UT’s finest artisans displaying their wares for your shopping enjoyment.

Want to fine-tune your cooking knowledge and enjoy great food and gelato? Of course you do, so register for the Beyond Gelato: Fall cooking with Dolcetti Gelato which takes place Wednesday, October 5. Space is very limited, so sign up today!

Must hear music:

Friday –  Surf guitar: The guitar legend Dick Dale (you know the theme to Pulp Fiction!) at Liquid Joe’s 7pm $20 
Saturday –  Electric Six, Kitten, Mark Mallman at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Sunday – NightSweats, Holy Water Buffalo, The Folka dots at Kilby Court noon-6pm, free
Monday – The Bombpops, The Hung Ups, Fail to Follow, Storming Stages & Stereos at Kilby Court 7pm $6 
Tuesday – Folk: Over the Rhine at The State Room 8pm $20 
Wednesday – Minus the Bear at In The Venue 6:30pm $20 
Thursday – Yelawolf, DJ Craze, Rittz at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 

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Around the SL,UT September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

Another weekend is upon us, and the eternal question of what to do. Whatever your interest, it’s happening somewhere in SLC. From fashion to comedy, theatre to music, drag to Geena Davis, here is this week’s edition of Around the SL,UT.

Think Salt Lake isn’t fashionable? Well, show up to Fashion Night Out at Gallivan Center tonight at 6pm for a New York style fashion show that will prove you wrong. Eight local retailers displaying works on a high-end runway show, live music, a local’s only designer ally, and a beauty bar.

Then tomorrow night, a different kind of fashion with Miss City Weekly’s Royal Revue at Bar Deluxe. Hosted by Miss City Weekly, Nikki James and Gorgeous Jared, it’s an evening of music, performances, and a hypnotist show with Jake Shannon. It’s a fundraiser for Cause for Paws Utah, so bring extra cash for great raffle prizes from Beehive Cheese, Utah College of Massage Therapy, CJ Fishburn of Cathedral Tattoo, Zu Audio, Lady Cakes,Le Belle Visage Spa, Patiri Photography, and more. Cover is $6, doors at 9pm. RSVP and get more details on Facebook.

Heading to the Downtown Farmers Market Saturday morning will not only get you a great selection of local produce, herbs, and other products, but also a taste of the arts. It’s Performing Arts Day at the Farmers Market (Pioneer Park). Hosted by Emmy-award-winning composer Kurt Bestor, performers from Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, University of Utah Modern Dance, TLC Trio, and Utah Symphony/Utah Opera will provide live outdoor performances, offering sneak previews of their upcoming show seasons. Show from 10am-1pm, market opens at 8pm.

If you need to laugh, Saturday night is the 3rd Annual Battle of the Improvs at The Grand Theatre. And…Go!, HiJinks, Improvables, Jesters Royale, Off the Wall, Quick Wits, Thrillionaires, and ToySoup will square off against each other in a number of games and performances. Show is 7:30pm, tickets are $15.

For more laughs, and a taste of mistery, head to Park City’s Egyptian Theatre for Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. A great play combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging “Who-Done-It?” based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, the play features more than 140 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors. Shows are Saturday 8pm, and Sunday 6pm. Tickets from $12-30.

Wednesday, September 28, get to know one of Hollywood’s most prolific actresses at An Evening with Geena Davis at Rose Wagner Center. Show begins 7pm, tickets are $50.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Blue October at In The Venue 6:30pm $25 
Saturday –  Indie: Fruit Bats at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Monday – Black Carl, Samuel Smith Band at The Garage 9pm no cover 
Tuesday – Hip hop: Strong Arm Steady, Self Scientific, Planet Asia at Urban Lounge 9pm $14 
Wednesday – Erasure at Kingsbury Hall 8pm $39.50-60
Thursday – Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, Balance & Composure, Such Gold at Kilby Court 7pm $12 

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Free Night of Theater 2011

September 23, 2011

Enter today to win free theater tickets throughout Utah. Free Night Utah is a program to expose more people to the theatre, and hundreds of free tickets will be distributed through October. However, today is the day you need to enter to be a part of this event.

Sign up today at Now Playing Utah and make your selections of which performances you are interested in. Next week you’ll be notified if you’ve won free tickets. Even if you don’t win, most theatres will offer incentives and other free nights to everyone who has signed up.

Enter today for your chance to get these tickets.