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Around the SL,UT November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011

Worry not about what you don’t have, instead let us relish on what we do. Like a top-of-their-league hockey team that is looking really good this year. Our Utah Grizzlies are home against the Colorado Eagles Friday & Saturday night. If you’re missing live sports, this is fast-moving, hard-hitting action that you should experience. Tickets for Friday’s game are all $11, and unlike other arenas, there’s not a bad seat in the Maverik Center. You can get there by TRAX, taking the green line, or there’s plenty of convenient parking.

Saturday night, head to The State Room for a great night of music as Fictionist releases their newest EP. The Devil Whale will also be performing, and that means you get to see two of Utah’s hottest upcoming bands for only $12. The State Room is a great venue to really enjoy the music, and this show will not disappoint.

Monday night is the time to show your Futurama knowledge. All Hail the HypnoQuiz is at Devil’s Daughter this Monday, Nov 14 at 8pm. $5 cash per player, and you can have a team up to 6.

Next week is the inaugural Salt Lake Design Week. A week to raise the public awareness of the impact that all design disciplines— graphic, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, etc.—have in Utah. Workshops, exhibits, and other events throughout the week, like the opening night Live Design Tournament. Monday, November 14 you can watch designers compete and mingle in front of an audience. If you’re a designer wanting to compete, email info@sldesignweek.org. For those who love design and want to support the event, get your tickets at http://sldesignweek.org/.

Have you been praying for snow? Join other mountain enthusiasts at Squatter’s Pub & Brewery Tuesday, November 15 for Save Our Canyons Ullr. From 7-11pm, celebrate the coming of winter and honor Ullr, the Norse God of snow. The event will feature food, drinks, live music by Matteo and Holy Water Buffalo, prizes, a killer auction, and a ski/board wax station! Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door and can purchased by calling (801) 363-7283 or online at saveourcanyons.org.

Tickets are on sale now, and will sell out for a couple of exciting shows at Kingsbury Hall. December 6-11, Blue Man Group is performing nightly with matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $42.50-$74.50. January 11, one night with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman! Yes, the Mythbusters will be here in SLC. Tickets are $35-55.

Must hear music:

Friday City and Colour, Hacienda at In The Venue 6:30pm $24 
Saturday –  Fictionist, The Devil Whale at The State Room 9pm $12 
Sunday –  Jay Brannan, The Awful Truth at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Monday – Ra Ra Riot, Delicate Steve, Yellow Ostrich at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Tuesday – James Tautkus, Motorcycle Death Machine at Kilby Court 7pm $6 
Wednesday – Strand of Oaks, Brinton Jones (of The Devil Whale), The Rooftop Bandits, Mod Lan at Kilby Court 7pm $8 
Thursday – Royal Bangs, Bear Hands, YYBS at Urban Lounge 9pm $8 

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Fictionist headline The State Room this Saturday

November 10, 2011

Another group of our local boys is hitting the big time. Recently signed by Atlantic, Fictionist is on their way to stardom, and it all started right here with their  fans.

This Saturday, you can celebrate the release of their new EP at The State Room. See the band live, along with The Devil Whale, and pick up a copy of their newest release.

The show is 9pm, doors open at 8pm. Tickets are only $12.

If you want to win a pair of free tickets, leave a comment. Tell us how you first discovered them, where you’ve seen them live, or just be really excited about seeing them this Saturday. Be sure to sign in with an email address so I can contact you.

The State Room
638 south State Street
21+, full bar available

Around the SL,UT November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

It got really cold outside, really fast. With Halloween gone, and the holidays approaching, it may seem that there aren’t as many big events happening around town. But now’s the time to get in good spirits with laughter. Here’s some of the top picks for comedy Around the SL,UT, along with the excitement of Salt Lake Design Week.

Every Friday and Saturday night at The OBT you can get your laughs at the longest-running improv show in town. Laughing Stock is an improv comedy game/performance. Tickets are $11, shows are 10pm.

Thursday, Nov 10th is the night for another round of K-Town Komedy. This monthly show has been going for over a year now, and it’s always a big hit for the attendees. Admission is only $2, and Club DJ’s has great cheap drinks. This month, Key Lewis is headlining, Jason Harvey and Aja Sicks are also performing. Hosted, as always, by Steve McInelly.

You can also see Steve at The Complex this Tuesday at the weekly Comedy Roadkill at The Complex. This is a free night of comedy each Tuesday at 8pm. A chance for open mic comics to share time with some of the more established comedians in town, and a chance for you to laugh.

Another great weekly comedy night is the Sunday Night Funnies at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill. Each Sunday at 9pm, a lineup of the most uncensored, honest, and hysterically funny comics in town take the stage. The show is free, and you should go.

You may have heard about pub quizzes, and perhaps you’ve even been to one. But if you haven’t been to a Geeks Who Drink night, you’ve not been to the best. It’s not a trivia night, it’s not a night of terrible questions ripped off from a horrible board game or cheesy game show, it’s a night of fast-paced interactive laughs with prizes. Don’t worry, this isn’t a game for mathletes, Jeopardy champions, and extreme nerds, it’s a night of pop-culture, word-play, random facts, and fun. With four nights a week, there’s no excuse not to come out and play. Quizzes wrap up at 10pm, so none of those “school night” excuses. Coming November 18, All Hail The Hypno-Quiz: An all Futurama night.

Geeks Who Drink Schedule: All quizzes start at 8pm, except Piper Down.
Monday – Devil’s Daughter 533 south 500 west
Tuesday – The Huddle 2400 east Ft. Union Blvd 
Tuesday –Maggie McGee’s 6253 south Highland Drive
Wednesday – Piper Down 1492 south State Street (7:30pm, & you must arrive early)
Thursday – Lumpy’s Downtown 145 west Pierpont Ave

November 14-18th is Salt Lake Design Week. A week to raise the public awareness of the impact that all design disciplines— graphic, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, etc.—have in Utah. Workshops, exhibits, and other events throughout the week, like the opening night Live Design Tournament. Monday, November 14 you can watch designers compete and mingle in front of an audience. If you’re a designer wanting to compete, email info@sldesignweek.org. For those who love design and want to support the event, get your tickets at http://sldesignweek.org/.

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Must hear music:

Friday –  They Might Be Giants at The Depot 8pm $25
Saturday –  Rich Robinson, Dylan LeBlanc at The State Room 9pm $17 
Sunday –  Reggae/funk: See-I at The Depot 7:30pm $20 
Monday – Monophonics at Urban Lounge 9pm $5 
Tuesday – Ximena Sarinana, Avalanche City at Kilby Court 6:30pm $12 
Wednesday – Puscifer at Capital Theatre 7:30pm $29.50+ 
Thursday – Rockabilly/Punk: Scott H. Biram at Urban Lounge 9pm $10 

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