Archive for September, 2011

Around the SL,UT September 16, 2011

September 16, 2011

How’s your social calendar? If there’s a single night open, let’s fix that immediately. You’re in the SL,UT, and you should live it up. Here’s a taste of this week’s events and things to do.

It’s that time again for Dine O’Round. Fixed price menus at over 40 downtown restaurants with $5 & $10 lunches, $15 & $30 dinners. Dine O’Round runs through October 1st. For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

Coinciding with Dine O’Round, several of the participating chefs will be in the 6th Annual Chef Showdown Saturday, September 17. The chef showdown takes place at the Downtown Farmers Market in Pioneer Park from 10am-1pm. At 10:30am, the chefs will be given the secret ingredient, and then it’s off to the market so they can pick out the rest of their menu. Come on down and check it out.

Experience the Classical Greek Theatre Festival at Red Butte Garden Saturday and Sunday mornings. This year’s production is Euripides’ Iphigenia In Tauris. Shows begin at 9am, tickets are $15. The festival also runs next weekend, September 24-25.

The Flaming Lips are in SLC at Saltair Saturday, September 17 at 8pm. Don’t miss out on this show.

Monday is the first show for L8D Comedy Night (pronounced “elated) at Brewvies. Featuring the City Weekly Arty Award winning Levi Rounds, Toy Soup, Jon Clark, Jason Harvey, and more. Show begins at 7pm, tickets are $5 at the door.

Tuesday is the night for the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia quiz at The Huddle. $200 cash prize on the line for the team who knows the most about the worst people on earth. $5 entry per player, get the details here.

Wednesday is the Great Salt Lake Chili Affair at Salt Palace 5:30pm. Get a taste of gourmet chilis while contributing to a great cause, this is a fundraiser for the Road Home. Admission is $42 for an individual, $300 for table of 8.

Thursday, get your sci-fi costume ready and support Clark Planetarium’s Distant Galaxy Gala. A great event with food, drinks, and entertainment.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Pablo Blaqk, Joshua Payne Orchestra, Cubworld at Bar Deluxe 8pm $10 
Saturday –  Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at The State Room 9pm $15 
Monday – The Pack AD, Fox Van Cleef at Urban Lounge 9pm $10 
Tuesday – Colin Hay, Chris Trapper at The State Room 8pm $30 
Wednesday – MC Chris at Kilby Court 7pm $14 
Thursday – Steady Machete, Motorcycle Death Machine at Bar Deluxe 9pm $5 

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Be your favorite Sci-Fi character – in style

September 14, 2011

Space – the final frontier. We are truly fortunate to have Clark Planetarium doing its thing in the SL,UT so we can have the experience and education about space. Next week, they’re throwing a gala to raise funds to continue their educational programs and maintain their awesome facility.

Clark Planetarium’s Distant Galaxy Gala is September 22, 6:30-10pm. It’s an evening of delicious food, exciting auctions and a galactic Sci-Fi experience. Come as your favorite SCI-FI character and enter the costume contest for exciting prizes.

  • 6:30 pm     Cocktails, Silent Auction and Science Demonstrations
  • 7:00 pm     Dinner sponsored by some of Salt Lake’s best restaurants & caterers
  • 8:00 pm     Live Auction in Hansen Dome Theatre
  • 9:00 pm     Led Zeppelin Laser Show in Hansen Dome Theatre Sci-Fi favorites in the ATK IMAX Theatre
It’s $125 per person, a great cause, and sure to be a great time. Get your costume together, and party in sci-fi style.

Coming up on October 22, an afternoon of family friendly science demonstrations, activities and a special screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space in the ATK IMAX Theatre. Dress as your favorite sci-fi character for a costume contest with out-of-this-world prizes! All activities are free. Film starts at 1 pm. Saturday, 10/22 noon – 3 pm, at Clark Planetarium. For more information, visit http://www.uen.org/tv/scifi/ or call 801-456-STAR.

Around the SL,UT, 80s Flashback week?

September 12, 2011

Occasionally the stars align, and we suddenly find ourselves in one of those strange situations where it seems we’ve travelled through time. This is one of those times. The music lineup for this week has some of the biggest acts of the 80s, and a very familiar act from the 90s. It’s a special edition of Around the SL,UT: 80s music.

Everyone knows him, he’s the king of parody, and tonight Weird Al is in concert at the State Fair Park. Tickets are $29 at the gate (that includes admission to the fair, so get your corn-dog & funnel cake cravings satisfied), show begins at 7:30pm. He has a new album, and is sure to play some of the classics. Everybody polka!

Meanwhile, over at The Depot, we have Psychedelic Furs Tom Tom Club at The Depot. A couple of the most influential bands of their time, back together and are sure to put on a great show. Begins at 8pm (Mon, Sept 12), tickets are $25.

Wednesday, KC & The Sunshine Band are at the State Fair, doing their funky-disco thing free with fair admission. Show is at 7:30pm. But if you’re feeling like a Safety Dance, get your tickets for Men Without Hats at The Complex. Tickets are only $15, show begins at 8pm.

Then Thursday we fast-forward to a group of kids who were born in the 80s, and hit it big in 1996 with that played-so-much hit MMMBop. Yes, Hanson is all grown up and on tour. They’re at The Depot Thursday, September 15, 8pm. Tickets are $30.

They didn’t fit it into this week, but next week Usana Amphitheatre is filled with hair-rock 80s power with Styx & REO Speedwagon, Thursday, September 23. Tickets from $20.