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Be your favorite Sci-Fi character – in style

September 14, 2011

Space – the final frontier. We are truly fortunate to have Clark Planetarium doing its thing in the SL,UT so we can have the experience and education about space. Next week, they’re throwing a gala to raise funds to continue their educational programs and maintain their awesome facility.

Clark Planetarium’s Distant Galaxy Gala is September 22, 6:30-10pm. It’s an evening of delicious food, exciting auctions and a galactic Sci-Fi experience. Come as your favorite SCI-FI character and enter the costume contest for exciting prizes.

  • 6:30 pm     Cocktails, Silent Auction and Science Demonstrations
  • 7:00 pm     Dinner sponsored by some of Salt Lake’s best restaurants & caterers
  • 8:00 pm     Live Auction in Hansen Dome Theatre
  • 9:00 pm     Led Zeppelin Laser Show in Hansen Dome Theatre Sci-Fi favorites in the ATK IMAX Theatre
It’s $125 per person, a great cause, and sure to be a great time. Get your costume together, and party in sci-fi style.

Coming up on October 22, an afternoon of family friendly science demonstrations, activities and a special screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space in the ATK IMAX Theatre. Dress as your favorite sci-fi character for a costume contest with out-of-this-world prizes! All activities are free. Film starts at 1 pm. Saturday, 10/22 noon – 3 pm, at Clark Planetarium. For more information, visit http://www.uen.org/tv/scifi/ or call 801-456-STAR.

Around the SL,UT, 80s Flashback week?

September 12, 2011

Occasionally the stars align, and we suddenly find ourselves in one of those strange situations where it seems we’ve travelled through time. This is one of those times. The music lineup for this week has some of the biggest acts of the 80s, and a very familiar act from the 90s. It’s a special edition of Around the SL,UT: 80s music.

Everyone knows him, he’s the king of parody, and tonight Weird Al is in concert at the State Fair Park. Tickets are $29 at the gate (that includes admission to the fair, so get your corn-dog & funnel cake cravings satisfied), show begins at 7:30pm. He has a new album, and is sure to play some of the classics. Everybody polka!

Meanwhile, over at The Depot, we have Psychedelic Furs Tom Tom Club at The Depot. A couple of the most influential bands of their time, back together and are sure to put on a great show. Begins at 8pm (Mon, Sept 12), tickets are $25.

Wednesday, KC & The Sunshine Band are at the State Fair, doing their funky-disco thing free with fair admission. Show is at 7:30pm. But if you’re feeling like a Safety Dance, get your tickets for Men Without Hats at The Complex. Tickets are only $15, show begins at 8pm.

Then Thursday we fast-forward to a group of kids who were born in the 80s, and hit it big in 1996 with that played-so-much hit MMMBop. Yes, Hanson is all grown up and on tour. They’re at The Depot Thursday, September 15, 8pm. Tickets are $30.

They didn’t fit it into this week, but next week Usana Amphitheatre is filled with hair-rock 80s power with Styx & REO Speedwagon, Thursday, September 23. Tickets from $20.

Around the SL,UT September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

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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