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Around the SL,UT September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

It’s the “way too much to do, how will I choose weekend” edition of Around the SL,UT. How will you decide what to do? What’s important is that you get out of the house and experience SLC right now!

Greek food, dancing, cooking demonstrations, dancing, choirs, and dancing. The Greek Festival is on all weekend. Festivities are next to the Greek Orthodox church at 279 south 300 west. The gates open daily at 11am, close at 11pm Friday & Saturday, and 8pm Sunday. Admission is $3, and it’s easy access from TRAX (Old Greek Town Station). So whether you’re Greek or Greek-curious, stop by the festival this weekend.

It’s also time for the Utah State Fair. Livestock, carnival rides, fried foods, and Weird Al Yankovic. Yes, the king of parody will have a show Monday, September 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets to Weird Al are $24 in advance, $29 the day of. The State Fair is open daily at 10am-10pm Sunday-Thursday, close at 11pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 to the fair, it runs through September 18.

If you happen to be in the mood to go to a prom, with the undead, you’re in luck. It’s Zombie Prom tonight at Ogden Union Station. 6-11pm, $15 at the door.

Grab your bicycles and step right up to the world’s greatest alleycat (alleycat = bike scavenger hunt) on September 10, 2011. It’s crazy, it’s cooky, it’s carnival themed, it’s Spoketacular Spoketacular! Registration starts at 11 a.m. by the carnival rides in Liberty Park, and the scavenger hunt ride starts at noon and is open to all LGBTQ people and allies. Games and prizes await you! $5 per person, $20 per team of 6.

It’s time to get cultured. One of my favorite musicals is showing at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City this weekend and next, The Fantasticks. A story about well-intentioned meddling parents, growing up, and a lot of laughs from an incredible cast of characters. Shows are Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 6pm, and a Saturday matinee at 4:30. Tickets are $12-35.

Sunday brings us the Urban Flea Market at Washington Square (200 east 400 south) from 9am-3pm. Find some great treasures in the collections of others. Also happening Sunday, the #SLCBrunchUp at Chabaar, the newest restaurant from the owners of Tea Rose Diner. We’ll be brunching hard beginning at 11:45, and you are invited to come out and meet new people. RSVP so we know how many to expect.

DON’T FORGET! Beginning Monday, September 12, Geeks Who Drink at Devil’s Daughter. Prizes and fun begin at 8pm. If you’ve not been, this is not trivia for comic-book nerds (not that there’s anything wrong with that), this is pop-culture meets comedy & offensive behavior! And don’t forget the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia quiz at The Huddle September 20. Huge cash prize for this special themed quiz. Click the links for more details. Get out & have fun during the week!

Must hear music:

Friday –  Alternative: Alpha Rev, Michael Gross & The Statuettes at Kilby Court 7pm $12 
Saturday –  Rock: Uncle Scam, The Suicycles, Lady Muraski at 5 Monkeys 9pm $5 
Sunday – Indie/Alternative: Viva Voce, The Parson Red Heads at Urban Lounge 9pm $10 
Monday – New wave legends: Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club at The Depot 8pm $25 
Tuesday – Strings: Kronos Quartet at Kingsbury Hall 7:30pm $19.50 
Wednesday – Safe dancers: Men Without Hats at The Complex 8:30pm $15 
Thursday – Punk: Be My Doppleganger, The Hung Ups, Problem Daughter, The Toros at Bar Deluxe 8pm $5 

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Around the SL,UT September 2, 2011

September 2, 2011

School’s back, which should remind us what Mr. T always said. Stay in school, eat your vegetables, dance like you’re in Brazil, and enjoy great movies and music every night. Okay, so maybe the immortal Mr. T didn’t say all of those things, but I pity the fool who don’t take that advice and enjoy this week. It’s time for, Around the SL,UT!

SLC Vegan Drinks MinglerAre you vegan, have vegan tendencies, or just want to try some great cruelty-free drinks and dishes? Head to W Lounge tonight (Friday) at 7pm for SLC Vegan Drinks and Potluck. Get to know the vegan community while tasting some tasty snacks and enjoying some cool music. Eat, drink, and be vegan!

Saturday, it’s time to get Brazilian! No, not get a Brazilian, but feel free to do that too. It’s the Brazilian Festival at Gateway from 1-7pm. Music, dancing, food, and plenty of South American excitement.

Salt Lake Film Society is 10 years old, and rather than having a Superman party with streamers and balloons, they’re showing 10 influential films from the past decade for only $10. 10 Films From 10 years runs through this week. Pick up your tickets at the Broadway or Tower Theatre, and you can see classics like Slumdog Millionaire, Brokeback Mountain, March of the Penguins, and more throughout this next week.

It’s a week of music ahead of us, although we don’t get a Willie Nelson/Snoop Dogg duet, they’re both in town. Willie Nelson is at Gallivan Center Tuesday, Sept 6, tickets are $40. He recently recorded a cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” for a short film in cooperation with The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

Snoop Dogg is here Thursday at Gallivan, 7pm $35. What more needs to be said, it’s Snoop, you know you want to go.

A couple other great shows next week, Marcy Playground (remember, the Sex & Candy guys) are at The State Room Wednesday, and Alien Ant Farm at In The Venue Thursday. Check them out, as well as the rest of this week’s must hear music.

Coming next week, the Greek Festival! Keep an eye here for more details, or subscribe to get everything delivered right to your inbox.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Rap: Sweatshop Union, Pat Maine, Burnell Washburn at Urban Lounge 9pm $10  
Saturday –  Jason Derulo, Cameron Rafati at The Rail 7pm $28.50 
Sunday – Pop/punk: With the Punches, Carridale at Kilby Court 7:30pm $6 
Monday – Starfucker, Beat Connection, Alexico at Kilby Court 7pm $15 
TuesdayStarfucker, Beat Connection, Alexico at Urban Lounge 9pm $13 
Wednesday – Marcy Playground at The State Room 8pm $17 
Thursday – Alient Ant Farm, Acidic, Abused Romance at In The Venue 7pm $18 

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10 years of influential film

September 2, 2011

Beginning today, September 2nd Salt Lake Film Society is celebrating their 10th anniversary by showcasing ten influential independent films, one from each year our doors have been open. All films are FREE FOR MEMBERS. For non-members, $10 passes for all films on sale now at the Broadway and Tower, individual tickets to one film are $5.

Slumdog Millionaire at Tower Theater Salt Lake CityThis is a great opportunity to see these classic films on the big screen again, or for the first time. All films are showing at Tower Theatre.

FRI 9/2
1:00 Napoleon Dynamite
4:00 While Rider
7:00 Brokeback Mountain

SAT 9/3
1:00 Brokeback Mountain
4:00 March of The Penguins
7:00 Napoleon Dynamite

SUN 9/4
1:00 March of the Penguins
4:00 Brokeback Mountain
7:00 Whale Rider
9:30 Napoleon Dynamite

Brokeback Mountain at Tower Theatre Salt Lake CityMON 9/5
1:00 Slumdog Millionaire
4:00 Amores Perros
7:00 King Speech, The
9:30 Once

TUE 9/6
1:00 King Speech, The
4:00 Once
7:00 Slumdog Millionaires
9:30 Amores Perros

WED 9/7
1:00 There Will Be Blood
4:00 King Speech, The
7:00 No Man’s Land
9:30 Slumdog Millionaire

The King's Speech at Tower Theatre Salt Lake CityTHU 9/8
1:00 There Will Be Blood
4:00 Amores Perros
7:00 Once
9:30 No Man’s Land