Around the SL,UT April 29, 2011

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There is just too much excitement and buzz happening around SLC this weekend and coming week. We’ve got food trucks from around the country, the big library book sale, open screen for local filmmakers, and so much more. Check it out, and pass this around. Your friends will think you’re some sort of omnipresent deity with this much knowledge of things to do.

The library is having their spring sale, which means you can clean up and stock your bookshelves. It’s time for the Friends of the library book sale, Saturday-Tuesday at the main downtown library. Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, Monday & Tuesday 9am-9pm.

Food network is rolling into town Saturday with the Great Food Truck Race. Several food trucks have been traveling across the nation, and this weekend they will be set up here, serving up their great food for you. Check out Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese at Coffee Connection this Sunday from 11am-7pm. Cafe Con Leche will be outside Frida Bistro, follow updates on Frida’s twitter feed. Our very own Chow Truck will also be involved, and helping to host the other participants, keep an eye on their updates. The details of this event will unroll throughout the weekend, so keep an eye on those links, as well as my Twitter and Facebook updates for more info.

Tuesday night, Geeks Who Drink is hosting another Quiz For a Cause at A Bar Named Sue to support Cakewalk vegan bakery. Kelly Green (owner of Cakewalk) has been the victim of multiple burglaries, and needs some help. There will be prizes from Cakewalk and other local businesses, minimum $5 donation per player requested.  Quiz begins at 8pm, arrive early.

KRCL’s night out is this Wednesday, May 4 at Gracie’s. It’s an after-work event from 5:30-7:30pm, to unwind, enjoy snacks and drinks, and meet new people. Join them for this fun & mellow experience.

Salt Lake Film Society is hosting their first Open Screen Night of 2011, at the Tower on Wed, May 4th at 9pm. Submit your short film on dvd to the Tower Theatre at 6:00pm that night, to be shown on the big screen at 9:00pm. All films are eligible for entry and will be picked by random. Submission is $5.00, admission is FREE. This is your chance to have your work seen by an audience on the big screen! Critic’s, SLFS, and audience picks will all appear in December’s year-end “Best Of” festival.

Coming up on May 9th, Focused Tasting of fine meats and beer with Christiano Cremineli from Cremineli Fine Meats, and David Cole of Epic Brewing at Caputo’s. Space is limited, and this will sell out soon. Call 801-531-8669 to reserve your spot. $25 for the tasting, $15 for beer, worth every cent.

Must hear music:

Friday The Boomsticks, The Elephant Riders and I-Eclipse at The Woodshed 9pm $5
Saturday – Blackhounds, Reviver, Dirty Blonde at Kilby Court 7pm $10
Sunday – Christina Perri, Cameron Rafati at Avalon Theatre 7pm $13
Monday – The Felice Brothers, You Are Plural at Urban Lounge 9pm $13
Tuesday – Mogwai at Avalon Theatre 7pm $18
Wednesday – The Head & The Heart at Kilby Court 7pm $10
Thursday – The Strangerz at The Hotel 9pm $5

Drinks:

Friday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Saturday – $6 pitchers at Canyon Inn (3700e 7000s)
Sunday – $3 best bloody mary in town at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
Monday – $3.50 mini pitchers cocktails at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Tuesday – $2 & $3 steins, $4 Jager bombs at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Wednesday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
Thursday – $3 wells, $2 PBRs at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

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