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Around the SL,UT October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

We are heading full-speed toward Halloween, and it’s all about horror! With a few laughs sprinkled in to keep us from being too terrified. It’s a very special terror edition of Around the SL,UT.

First, the laughs: What do limericks, leather, laughs, and the f-word have in common? Of course, it’s Andrew Dice Clay. The original heavyweight bad boy of comedy is making a comeback, and he’s here at Wiseguys West Valley Friday and Saturday, shows at 7pm & 9:30pm. Tickets are $30.

A local master of comedy is putting on his own show, Blake Bard presents Hodgepodge. A combination of comedy, music, and burlesque, Blake’s shows have been growing in popularity every month. Shows are Friday 7pm & 9pm at The Complex, tickets are only $15 at the door.

If scares are what you crave, you’re in luck. Tower Theatre is holding an All Night Horror-o-Thon Friday, October 14 from 11pm until morning. See “An American Werewolf in London,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Re-Animator,” and “Suspiria” all for only $15. If your nerves can handle it, and caffeine can keep you up through this event, you’ll receive an “I Survived” t-shirt to commemorate your accomplishment.

Saturday, October 15 is one of the most exciting cinema events this Halloween season. Read all about Theatre of Terror right here.

Is your dog feeling left out of the Halloween fun? Head to The Depot Saturday night for Cause for Paws’ Howl-O-Ween Benefit. Music, free psychic readings, doggie trick-or-treating, and more at this event. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are $25.

Tuesday, October 18 is City Weekly night at Nightmare on 13th. Get $10 off admission this night only with a coupon found here.

Wednesday night, Tower Theatre honors the king of Halloween with a Dracula Double Feature. Nosferatu at 7pm and Bram Stoker’s Dracula at 9pm. Tickets are $5 per show, or $8.75 for both.

Don’t forget, the Salt Lake and Ogden Ghost Tours continue every weekend this month, and are a great activity for a date or just hanging out with friends.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray For Earth at Kilby Court 7pm $10 
Saturday –  Kilt Night at Piper Down with Swagger, Crawford School of Irish Dance, Heathen Highlanders 7pm. Wear a kilt or skirt for no cover. 
Monday – Passafire, Soberdown and Tatanka at Velour (Provo) 6pm $8 
Tuesday – The Sounds, The Limousines at In The Venue 6pm $20 
Wednesday – Daniel Francis Doyle, Platypussy, Birthquake at Kilby Court 7pm $7 
Thursday – Hip White People, The Mighty Sequoyah at Kilby Court 7pm $6 

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Futurama Quiz in Salt Lake

October 11, 2011

Good news, everyone!

“Futurama” geeks know: The sci-fi cartoon has had a difficult run. Fans and critics love it — Guiness World Records in 2010 gave it “Current Most Critically Acclaimed Animated Series”– but network execs have handled it like an unwanted stepchild. Fry, Leela and Bender now have a loving home at Comedy Central, and this November Geeks Who Drink will dork out in 31st Century New New York with an all “Futurama” quiz.

Monday, November 14 is the day. Devil’s Daughter is the place. First question is at 8pm sharp, so arrive early!
Unless you’re a robosexual who’s temped at Planet Express, now is the time to bust out the DVDs and beef up. The series is full of nerdy in-jokes, and this quiz for “Futurama” fans will be teeming with geeky details from all six seasons.

As always, teams are limited to six players, and there’s an admission fee of $5 per player. The winning team may not get tickets to the touring production of  but they will take home a cash purse between $200 and $500 (depending on total number of players).

These events draw record numbers of players and are first come, first served. Get there early to ensure you can play.

Hypnotoad demands you attend this!
Devil’s Daughter
533 south 500 west
Salt Lake City

Theatre of Terror! One night only

October 10, 2011

Hands down, the coolest looking Halloween film event of the season is happening this Saturday night. Theatre of Terror is a night of film unlike anything you’ll experience.

Saturday, October 15, beginning at 6pm, get to know one of the masters of horror, Vincent Price. The night of film begins with The Vincent Price Legacy, a history told by his daughter.

At 8pm, a screening of the classic film, The Tingler (1959). A gimmick-ridden film starring Vincent Price as Dr. Warren Chapin, a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison. He has a theory that fear is the result of a creature that inhabits all of us. His theory is that the creature is suppressed by our ability to scream when fear strikes us. Rumor is, The Tingler will be loose in the theater and will be able to shock and surprise you.

The night closes with The Demon Chaser Film Challenge Screenings. Short films from professional and amateur film makers.

Theatre of Terrors tickets are $12 per show, $20 for any two shows, or $28 for all three. Tickets available online here.