Around the SL,UT May 20, 2011

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There’s a vicious rumor that I’m kicking off the end of the world Saturday, if you’re reading this on Sunday, it’s proof that the crazies are wrong again. There’s just too much left to do, can’t be bothered with that whole judgement day stuff. The only thing I want to judge, the best drinks and things to do in the SL,UT.

The Living Traditions Festival is a celebration of authentic and traditional folk and ethnic arts. This festival brings people together to honor the diversity and cultural traditions of our community. Local ethnic artists, craftspeople, dancers, musicians and chefs will be exhibiting. Best of all, no admission for the festival. Brave the weather and enjoy this great event Friday from 5-10pm, Saturday noon-10pm, Sunday noon-7pm. Takes place at Washington Square (City Hall 400s State Street). See the complete schedule here.

Saturday is also the Urban Arts Festival. Come see urban, artistic culture in a one day event benefiting YouthCity and Skate 4 Homies foundations. Enjoy live performances by local musicians, dancers, skateboarders, and more. Shop in the Pierpont shops or stroll the artist booths for fanstastic finds unique to Salt Lake City. You will have an opportunity to create your very own, one-of-a-kind decorated skate deck! The decks will be entered in a competition to be hung in Gray Wall Gallery. They will be voted on in the gallery and be eligible for a chance at winning many great prizes donated by local businesses. The Urban Arts Festival happens Saturday from 10am-9pm on Pierpont Ave (240s) between 300-400 west.

The newest installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise just opened, and Saturday is Area 51’s Pirates Ball. Come dressed in your best buccaneer gear for great drink specials, dancing, and prizes for best costumes from 9pm-2am.

DON’T PANIC! Wednesday, May 25 is Towel Day. The day to celebrate Douglas Adams, the author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What better way to celebrate one of the greatest pieces of geek-fiction than at the biggest and best geek-culture event in Salt Lake, Geeks Who Drink at Piper Down. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a uber-nerd to have a good time, it’s general, pop-culture, and random knowledge questions that everyone has a chance to win. First question at 7:30pm, arrive early, and bring your towel.

Thursday, it’s the Cirque Du So Gay Pride talent show at Metro Bar 9pm. Entry is only $5, or free before 10:30 with RSVP text to 801-652-6543.

Must hear music:

Friday –  End of the World Party with The Suicycles at Piper Down 9pm $5
Saturday – Folk/blues: Stonefed at Johnny’s On Second 9pm (no cover)
Sunday – Punk: Guitar Wolf at Urban Lounge 9pm $12
Monday – Funk: Orgone, Marinade at The State Room 8pm $15
Tuesday – Ambient/alternative: This Will Destroy You, Pure X, Sleep Over at Kilby Court 7pm $12
Wednesday – Jazz: Joshua Payne Orchestra at The Hotel 9pm $5
Thursday – Pop/rock: Sodacon CD Release, Nobody Knows, Wistful Vista at Urban Lounge 9pm $5

Drinks:

Friday – $3 kamikazes, $2 Corona, $2 PBR tallboy at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $1 drafts at The Tavernacle (201e 300s)
Monday – $3.50 mini pitchers cocktails at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $3 sex on the beach at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You Midvale (7642s State)

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