Archive for January, 2012

Around the SL,UT January 13, 2012

January 14, 2012

Tonight & tomorrow, head to the Maverik Center for Utah Grizzlies Beer Fest! Extra beer selections from local brewers will be available. $2 beers, and live music from American Hitmen. Tickets start at $9, and there really isn’t a bad seat in this arena. Come be a part of the action.

Tickets are still available for Jim Gaffigan at Kingsbury Hall, Friday & Saturday shows. Don’t forget, Mike Birbiglia is debuting his newest tour next week.

Cool local ska legends, Sturgeon General (<-Facebook link) reunite this weekend for two shows, Friday & Saturday at Piper Down. Shows start about 9pm.

Q with Jian Ghomeshi is coming next week! Canada’s top arts, culture and entertainment show is at The State Room for a very special live-audience show. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch one of radio’s hottest shows live in Salt Lake City. The show will feature live music from Tennis, the Denver, Colorado indie rockers; Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal. Baichwal is the creator of the acclaimed documentaries “Manufactured Landscapes” and “Act of God”. Her new film, “Payback” is an adaptation of Atwood’s 2008 essay collection on wealth, debt, injustice and reparation and will premiere at Sundance.

Want to get politically active or at least more aware? There’s a group that meets most Fridays at Piper Down. You should come to a Drinking Liberally Pub Quiz at Piper Down. Coming January 20th, a special event with Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. Come rub elbows with local politicians and candidates, and other like-minded individuals while enjoying an exciting night of pub quiz. They’ll begin assembling teams and getting their first round of drinks around 6:30, then the quiz begins at 7pm.

Speaking of pub quizzes, Park City will soon have their own quiz at The Sidecar beginning Thursday, February 2. If you’re a Park City resident, or happen to be up on the slopes on a Thursday, be sure to stop in and enjoy the game.


Around the SL,UT January 6, 2012

January 6, 2012

January can tend to be a bit light on the entertainment options. People are recovering from the holidays, bands and other entertainers know that money is tight, but that doesn’t mean everything has shut down. Especially when it comes to comedians, who are descending on Salt Lake in mass this month. Which is great, because laughing is the cure for almost everything.

Comedy this month

Saturday night, see a number of great local comedians at Comedy with a Complex. Collen Waters, Cody Eden, Aja Sicks, Jason Harvey, and Toy Soup Improv will perform at The Complex at 8:30pm, and tickets are only $7.

Friday, January 13, and Saturday, January 14, we have Jim Gaffigan at Kingsbury Hall. Tickets start at $38.50, and are still available.

Then, Friday January 20 is Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend at Kingsbury Hall. Tickets start at $18.50.

Happening this week

SLC Vegan is celebrating their anniversary Friday, January 6 at W Lounge from 7-9pm. Join like-minded people for vegan pot-luck, cocktails, and dancing.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s First-Friday is a monthly celebration of the contemporary art world with five amazing exhibitions at UMOCA, music, food, and cash bar. Tonight (Friday) features the opening of Joshua Luther’s new exhibition, Meaning, and music by DJ TiDY! Also, the unveiling of Kim Schoenstadt’s Paint by Numbers after two months of interventions by members of the community.

Next Thursday, X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival 2012 begins at The Depot. The world’s top action sport filmmakers, athletes, DJs, & more in this 3-day festival. Tickets are $8 per film, $15 for a full-day, or $30 for a full 3-day pass.

This Wednesday, January 11, Mythbusters Behind the Myths tour is in town. Tickets are still available, but will likely sell out soon. The show is 7:30pm, and tickets start at $35.

Must hear music

Saturday –  Lady Marasaki, Afro Omega at The Garage 9:30pm $5 
Sunday –  Jazz: Maceo Parker at The State Room 8pm $30 
Tuesday – Mansions on the Moon at Bar Deluxe 8pm $10 
Wednesday – Blues: Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers at The State Room 8pm $12 
Thursday – Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Samuel Smith Band, Shar and The Lucky 7 at Bar Deluxe 8pm $10 

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