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Around the SL,UT August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011

So what’s happening this weekend? Just a little thing called the City Weekly Utah Beer Fest. Every major brewer in the state will be showing off their beers Saturday, August 27 from 1-6:30pm. Read more about it here.

After you’ve filled yourself with all the beer samples you can handle, head over to Bar Deluxe at 668 south State Street for Utah FM.org’s 2nd Annual Radio Not Included Benefit concert to support our great independent internet radio station. Michael Gross & The Statuettes, The Orbit Group, Burnell Washburn, Pat Maine, and Birthquake will be providing the music. Show starts at 7pm, admission only $10.

Take TRAX to the Beer Fest, and it’s just a 1-1/2 block walk to Bar Deluxe. Be safe, avoid traffic, don’t worry about parking!

Love cheese? Tillamook Cheese’s Loaf Love Tour is returning to the Salt Lake City area. Tillamook has partnered with four local restaurants for Sandwich Week. Each spot is offering a cheesy sandwich special featuring award-winning Tillamook Cheese from August 27th-September 3rd. Get the details here.

Sunday brings us one of the biggest local music festivals we’ve had here in the SL,UT, SmashBash Local Music Festival at Gallivan Center Sunday August 28 10am-8pm. Tickets are $4 in advance, $8 at the gate.

Rockfish  Stage
Smashbash Amphitheater
10:00 AM
Nate Francis
10:30AM
The Animals Know
11:00AM
Swinging Lights
11:30AM
Fox Van Cleef
12:00PM
Fail to Follow
12:30PM
MC Pigpen
1:00 PM
Ryan Darton
1:30PM
Scenic Byway
2:00 PM
Wayne Hoskins Band
2:30 PM
Eyes Lips Eyes
3:00PM
Dark Seas
3:30PM
Toy Bombs
4:00PM
Max Pain & the Groovies
4:30PM
I Capture Castle
5:00 PM
Dirty Blonde
5:30PM
Red Dog Revival
6:00 PM
Long Distance Operator
6:30 PM
King Niko
7:00PM
DJ RoboRob
7:30PM
Muscle Hawk

So come support local music!

Tuesday, August 30 is a Small Plates & Epic Brewing tasting at Oasis Cafe. Call 801-322-0404 for reservations while they last.

Tickets are on sale now, and will sell out for Phantogram. They were here last week at the Twilight Concert with Ghostland Observatory, and will be back October 29 at Urban Lounge. Get your tickets at 24tix.com.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Rock: The Suicycles, The Last Look, Dirty Blonde, The Saintanne at Bar Deluxe 9pm $5 
Saturday –  Rock/rap/more: The Orbit Group, Burnell Washburn, Birthquake at Bar Deluxe 7pm $10 
Sunday – Talkdemonic, Bright Archer, Nick Neihart at Urban Lounge 9pm $8 
Tuesday – Volbeat, Cold at The Complex 7pm $25 
Wednesday – Metal: Massacre at The Wake, Ember Eyes, Reaction Effect, Vision of Decay, PBO Band at Liquid Joe’s 9pm $5 
Thursday – Two Gallants, The Mumlers at Urban Lounge 9pm $12 

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City Weekly Utah Beer Festival 2011

August 23, 2011

Bring together the local brewers of our state, and let’s start tasting! Thanks to City Weekly for organizing this great event in downtown SLC so we can get a taste from 14 different brewers. The festival takes place this Saturday, August 27 from 1-6pm at the Salt Lake City & County building (Washington Square) along 500 south between State and 200 east.

The festival will feature brewers from all over the state. Squatters, Wasatch, Uinta, Bohemian, Roosters, Moab, Park City, Ruby River, Shades of Pale, Epic, Desert Edge, Hoppers, Red Rock, and Tracks will have their beers on hand for samples or full pours. You receive 5 sample tokens with your admission, and additional tokens will be available for purchase. Your admission also gives you a commemorative sample mug.

There are also 10 food sponsors on site when you get the munchies. Casual Cuisine Catering, Chow Truck, Chocolate Conspiracy, Chris ‘N Dave’s Boiled Peanuts, City Dogs, El Zocalo, Hoppers Brew Pub, The Pie, Sweet Salt Lake Fresh Mint Lemonade, and R & R BBQ will be serving snacks to full meals.

Take TRAX to the event, the festival is conveniently located next to the Library Station on the Red Line.

Admission is $15 for drinkers, $5 for designated drivers. This is a 21+ event. Buy your tickets in advance at several locations, or at the gate. Bring cash for beer and food.

Around the SL,UT August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

Downtown will be full of smoke, music, film, and fun. Or maybe a mountain escape with a taste of Germany is in order this weekend. Whatever you feel up to, it’s happening in SLC this weekend. So let’s check out what’s happening now Around the SL,UT.

Rock N Ribs is an officially sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society event happening right here in SLC. Gallivan Center will be filled with over 25 competitors serving ribs and other barbecue favorites to the crowd while rocking out with live music all day. Sample plates will be sold for $3, admission is free. Event will run from 2-10pm, Saturday, Aug 20.

The third annual Salt Lake City Film Fest is going on this weekend. Screenings of independent films are taking place at Tower Theatre, Broadway Centre, Brewvies, and at The Post Theatre on the UofU campus. See a great selection of critically acclaimed films that you may not otherwise have a chance to see. Tickets for most screenings are $10, available online or at the venue. Check out the schedule and reviews at http://www.saltlakecityfilmfestival.com/.

It’s already that time to enjoy cool mountain air, music, dancing, bratwurst, and beer. Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend at Snowbird. Every Saturday & Sunday there will be hot German food, and cold German-style beer from noon-6pm. Admission is free.

Speaking of beer, don’t forget next Saturday is City Weekly’s Beer Fest.

Tickets are still available for Brandi Carlile at Red Butte Garden this Sunday. Tickets from $20, show is 7pm.

In pub quiz news: Coming September 20, the next themed quiz is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia! A quiz on the gang for a big cash prize. Taking place at The Huddle, begins at 8pm, and entry is $5 per player (to provide the cash prize). Also, Geeks Who Drink is adding another night at a great new venue. September 12 is the first night of Monday night quiz at Devil’s Daughter. Great BBQ, cheap drinks, prizes, and laughs.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Rock: The Direction, Red Bennies, Vinyl Williams, Flow at Kilby Court 7pm $6 
Saturday –  Blues/rock: Samuel Smith Band at The Woodshed 9pm 
Sunday – Brandi Carlile at Red Butte Garden 7pm $20+ 
Monday – Alternative: Death Cab For Cutie at Maverik Center 6:30pm $37+ 
Tuesday – Folk: Milk Carton Kids, Andrew Belle at Kilby Court 7pm $7 
Wednesday – Indie/rap: Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson at Urban Lounge 9pm $20 
Thursday – Alternative/hip-hop: Sole & The Skyrider Band at Kilby Court 7pm $10 

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