Around the SL,UT June 10, 2011

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It’s officially summer! The Downtown Farmers Market kicks off this weekend. Each Saturday from 8am-1pm, crops, crafts, entertainment, and more at Pioneer Park. You can also hear great music, Saturday June 11 you can enjoy the market to the sounds of the incredible Joshua Payne Orchestra.

Also this weekend, the Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Everyone can get a little Scottish in them and enjoy watching some real feats of strength at Thanksgiving point Friday from 5-10pm, and Saturday 8am-10pm. Tickets are $15, children under 12 free.

Want to escape the heat? Get some culture with some of the great performances happening right now. Rent opens tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company. The musical which tackles the issues of adulthood, urban life, AIDS, and relationships shows Monday-Thursday at 7:30pm, and Friday & Saturday at 8pm. Tickets from $34.

Utah’s most controversial choreographer presents The Very BEaST of SB Dance. Saturday, June 11, and Friday & Saturday the 17th & 18th at Jeanne Wagner Center. Tickets are $15, and there’s an after party for $37.50 after the June 11 performance.

Christopher Stephenson, Andrew Jensen, and Troy Taylor are Sketchophrenia, Utah’s hottest comedy, improv, and sketch group. Their newest show is Saturday, June 11, 7 pm & 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

And for more laughs, the first (and hopefully not last) Salt Lake Comedy Festival at The Grand Theatre Friday & Saturday. Improv Survivor at 7pm both nights, and the Wiseguys’ Rocky Mountain Laugh Off at 9:30pm. Tickets for each event are $8, $5 for students. There are also workshops and other events throughout Saturday, so check it out.

Coming next week, Damn! These Heels LGBT Film Fest, Zombie pub crawl, Snowbird Brewfest, and much more. Subscribe by email, bookmark this page, and check back whenever you think you’re bored.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Sandy Ampitheater 8pm $15+ 
Saturday –  Manchester Orchestra at In The Venue 8pm $19
Sunday – Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Toots & the Maytals at Red Butte Garden 6pm $37
Wednesday – Taking Back Sunday at In The Venue 7pm $27
Thursday – Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus at Urban Lounge 9pm $15

Drinks:

Friday – $1 PBR at Tony’s (3165s 1300e)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $6.75 pitchers at Cheers To You Midvale (7642s State)
Monday – $12 pizza & pitcher at Canyon Inn (3700e Ft. Union Blvd)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $2 shots at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $6 Squatters/Wasatch pitchers at Devil’s Daughter (533 south 500w)

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