Around the SL,UT September 9, 2011

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It’s the “way too much to do, how will I choose weekend” edition of Around the SL,UT. How will you decide what to do? What’s important is that you get out of the house and experience SLC right now!

Greek food, dancing, cooking demonstrations, dancing, choirs, and dancing. The Greek Festival is on all weekend. Festivities are next to the Greek Orthodox church at 279 south 300 west. The gates open daily at 11am, close at 11pm Friday & Saturday, and 8pm Sunday. Admission is $3, and it’s easy access from TRAX (Old Greek Town Station). So whether you’re Greek or Greek-curious, stop by the festival this weekend.

It’s also time for the Utah State Fair. Livestock, carnival rides, fried foods, and Weird Al Yankovic. Yes, the king of parody will have a show Monday, September 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets to Weird Al are $24 in advance, $29 the day of. The State Fair is open daily at 10am-10pm Sunday-Thursday, close at 11pm Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 to the fair, it runs through September 18.

If you happen to be in the mood to go to a prom, with the undead, you’re in luck. It’s Zombie Prom tonight at Ogden Union Station. 6-11pm, $15 at the door.

Grab your bicycles and step right up to the world’s greatest alleycat (alleycat = bike scavenger hunt) on September 10, 2011. It’s crazy, it’s cooky, it’s carnival themed, it’s Spoketacular Spoketacular! Registration starts at 11 a.m. by the carnival rides in Liberty Park, and the scavenger hunt ride starts at noon and is open to all LGBTQ people and allies. Games and prizes await you! $5 per person, $20 per team of 6.

It’s time to get cultured. One of my favorite musicals is showing at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City this weekend and next, The Fantasticks. A story about well-intentioned meddling parents, growing up, and a lot of laughs from an incredible cast of characters. Shows are Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 6pm, and a Saturday matinee at 4:30. Tickets are $12-35.

Sunday brings us the Urban Flea Market at Washington Square (200 east 400 south) from 9am-3pm. Find some great treasures in the collections of others. Also happening Sunday, the #SLCBrunchUp at Chabaar, the newest restaurant from the owners of Tea Rose Diner. We’ll be brunching hard beginning at 11:45, and you are invited to come out and meet new people. RSVP so we know how many to expect.

DON’T FORGET! Beginning Monday, September 12, Geeks Who Drink at Devil’s Daughter. Prizes and fun begin at 8pm. If you’ve not been, this is not trivia for comic-book nerds (not that there’s anything wrong with that), this is pop-culture meets comedy & offensive behavior! And don’t forget the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia quiz at The Huddle September 20. Huge cash prize for this special themed quiz. Click the links for more details. Get out & have fun during the week!

Must hear music:

Friday –  Alternative: Alpha Rev, Michael Gross & The Statuettes at Kilby Court 7pm $12 
Saturday –  Rock: Uncle Scam, The Suicycles, Lady Muraski at 5 Monkeys 9pm $5 
Sunday – Indie/Alternative: Viva Voce, The Parson Red Heads at Urban Lounge 9pm $10 
Monday – New wave legends: Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club at The Depot 8pm $25 
Tuesday – Strings: Kronos Quartet at Kingsbury Hall 7:30pm $19.50 
Wednesday – Safe dancers: Men Without Hats at The Complex 8:30pm $15 
Thursday – Punk: Be My Doppleganger, The Hung Ups, Problem Daughter, The Toros at Bar Deluxe 8pm $5 

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