Around the SL,UT June 24, 2011

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It’s Arts Festival weekend! The festival is now open, through Sunday night, and is packed full of artists, activities, music, dancing, food, beer, and wine. For anyone who is unfamiliar, the festival takes place at Washington Square and Library Square (State Street and 400 south). Admission is $10, kids under 12 are free. Great local acts like Fictionist, Joshua Payne Orchestra, Musclehawk, King Niko, and many more will be performing throughout the weekend.

Also it’s Velo Weekend. Bike lovers unite for a series of events Friday and Saturday. Critical Mass, Tall Bike Jousting, Alley Cat, Trick Comp and Sprints! Registration is $20 and gets you a swag bag, automatic entry into alley cat, trick comp, sprints and raffle, along with lots of other goodies from our sponsors. Register at Fresh (870 e 900 s) from 3-4pm, or join the Critical Mass ride at Gallivan Center at 5:30pm and follow them to Vertical Diner for last-minute registration. Check out the schedule at http://veloweekend.info/.

Saturday night is Savor the Summit. Celebrate Park City in the summer by dining with over 2,000 people along Main Street. The street is closed to vehicles, but open to the public. To get dinner, make a reservation with your choice now, as they’re selling out fast. Check out the list of restaurants for Savor the Summit, and see what’s available.

Free movies continue at Gallivan Center on Monday, with Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom beginning at dusk. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy (eating chilled monkey brain or human hearts not recommended.) Next week, The Last Crusade.

Did you know there’s actually a genre of music called wizard rock? A number of bands have devoted their songwriting to promoting reading and Harry Potter, and one of the biggest of those bands, Harry & The Potters is playing a show at the Salt Lake Library Wednesday, June 29. Show begins at 6pm, and is free.

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Coming soon: IN This Week Bar Crawl next weekend. Geeks Who Drink baseball theme quiz at The Huddle July 5th.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Daisy and the Beautiful Disaster, Burn the Gallows, Collin Creek at Club Vegas 8pm $15 
Saturday –  Meat Puppets, Marah, Bad Weather California, Black Box Revelation at Urban Lounge 9pm $13
Sunday – (don’t give your money to Ted Nugent, he’s a lunatic who eats roadkill)
Monday – The Eeries, American Shakes, Red Dog Revival, Secret Abilities at Kilby Court 7pm $6
Tuesday – Birthquake, Red Bennies at The City Library 7pm free
Wednesday – The Ataris, Don’t Panic, Matthew Nanes, Frame & Canvas at Kilby Court 6pm $12
Thursday – Reggae: Julian Marley & The Uprising, Kymani Marley at Gallivan Center 6pm $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 – $3 wells, $2 PBR tallboys at Lumpy’s Downtown (140w Pierpont Ave)

Drink specials are endangered, & the Utah Hospitality Association needs your help to file a legal injunction against the state. Check them out, and donate!

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