Around the SL,UT February 18, 2011

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Salt Lake City Tattoo ConventionThings to do in Salt Lake City have found their home, and it is here on WWJDinSLC.com. The best place to find events, arts, music, and cheap drinks. Here’s the best of what’s coming up this week. Want to help and show your support for this site? Please vote for me in the Best of Utah Awards. Best to follow on Twitter, best blog, even Best Utahn? It would really help a lot.

Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention is this weekend. Featuring world-class artists, showcasing a variety of styles and techniques. Interested in getting inked, compare yours to others, or just enjoy the artwork, this is the place for you to be this weekend. A one-day pass is $20, $40 for a 3-day pass, and kids 12-17 are only $5 (under 12 free).

Pirates & Wenches Party at Piper Down

AAAARRRGGGHHH! Saturday is the time to bring out yer pirate apparel and head to Piper Down for the Pirates & Wenches Party. Prizes for best costumes, pirate ship photos, Captain Morgan and the Morganettes will be there, and Potcheen performs their special blend of pirate rock. Arrive early for best tables and prizes (1492s State, 2/19).

The City Weekly Music Award final showcase is Saturday night. Finalists, Lindsay Heath Orchestra, Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel, and King Niko will perform for your votes. Attendees at the show will decide who will be named the best. Show up and be a part of the selection for the Best of Utah. (The Complex, 9pm $10)

Tranadu: fundraiser show for Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival

Tranadu is something that only the creative mind of Princess Kennedy could have dreamt up. This one-night-only musical event is a fundraiser for the Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival. It’s being described as part Sound of Music with Rocky Horror Picture Show added. One thing’s for sure, queens know how to throw a party and this is a great cause. (Tower Theater, 7pm $15.)

Do you know how to yada yada sex? Always dreamt of a career with Kramerica Industries? Know the any high-talkers? Would you rather celebrate Festivus than those grief-laden holidays? Well take the night off from your latex salesman job and be at Lumpy’s Downtown for the Seinfeld quiz. $5 entry per player, up to 6 per team, and a $200+ cash prize for the winner. Don’t have a team? Post on the Facebook event page that you are in SLC & want to team up with someone.  Or, comment here and reach out to other WWJDinSLC disciples.

Must hear music:

Friday: Public Enemy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, CHALI 2NA & The House of Vibe at The Depot 8pm $35.

Saturday: Less Than Jake, The Supervillains, Off With Their Heads at The Complex 7pm $18.

Monday: Dark Seas, Fox Van Cleef, Dirty Blonde, Max Pain & the Groovies at Kilby Court 7pm $7.

Tuesday: Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel, You Me and Everyone We Know, Now Now Every Children at The Complex 6:30pm $15.

Wednesday: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, The Silent Comedy, Liam Gerner at In The Venue 8pm $20.

Thursday: The Memorials, Just like Vinyl, I Am The Ocean, American Hitmen, Thinline at Club Vegas 8pm $8.

Drinks

    Friday: $2.50 domestic pints & Icehouse, $3 whiskey & tequila at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
    Saturday: $3 steins at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
    Sunday: $2 whiskey, $2 Beam, $3 Jager at Jackalope Lounge (372s State)
    Monday: $4 PBR + any well shot at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (726s State)
    Tuesday: $2 Coronas, $2 tequila shots at Club Allure (8925s 255w)
    Wednesday: $2.50 Coronas, $3.50 Kamikazes at Oscar’s (8136s State)
    Thursday: $4 vodka energy drink, $2 PBR at Area 51 (451s 400w)

Coming up: Devotchka at In The Venue 3/1. OMD at The Depot 3/23. Deftones at In The Venue 4/21.

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