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Around the SL,UT July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

Wizards, llamas, rastafarians, and goths. This is what’s in store for you this week.

This weekend is Reggae Fest at Ogden Ampitheater. Featuring local and touring bands like The Dirty Heads, The Supervillains, The Codi Jordan Band, Sober Down, and many more for two days of relaxing in the sun. Tickets are $15 per day, or $25 for a 2-day ticket. Shows are Saturday and Sunday from 1-9pm.

Incidentally, it’s Llama Fest Saturday, July 16. Head down to Spanish Fork for llama relays, music, petting, and food. It’s $3 for adults, $1 for kids. (311 west 8500 south Spanish Fork. Take I-15 exit 257).

The newest and last Harry Potter movie is now in theaters, and Geeks Who Drink will be hosting the party that the grown up wizard fans have been craving. The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz is Thursday, July 21. It’s a special cash-prize quiz, so bring $5 cash per player to enter, and know your magic. Spread the word, as the more people who come, make for bigger prizes. RSVP on Facebook, Yelp, or more info on GeeksWhoDrink.com.

Were you a goth in High School? Was Confetti your club of choice? Well it’s time for a reunion Saturday night at Area 51. Club Confetti Summer Reunion is on from 9pm-2am with DJ Evil K. (July 16)

Kick back, relax, do what you’re meant to this Sunday and sip a bloody mary on the great patio of The Garage, while listening to the tunes spun by DJ Jesse Walker & friends from noon-6pm. If you haven’t been, The Garage has an incredible atmosphere, and very comfortable setting to drink a day away. It’s located at 1199 North Beck Street. It’s just a couple minutes north of downtown.

Don’t forget about the classic movies each weekend at Tower Theatre. This weekend is The Godfather part II.

Get out and enjoy life. There’s always something worth doing, so get in the habit. Coming soon to WWJDinSLC, the local dining guide! So keep an eye here, tell your friends, and learn more about our community.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Black Francis (aka Frank Black) at The State Room 9pm $20 
Saturday –  Bluegrass: Chuck Mead, Ugly Valley Boys at The State Room 9pm $14 
Sunday – Utah Reggae Festival at Ogden Ampitheater 1-9pm $15
Monday – Pop/rock: Anarbor, Valencia, Conditions at Kilby Court 6pm $10 
Tuesday – Blitzen Trapper, Ages & Ages at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Wednesday – Rebirth Brass Band at The State Room 8pm $20 
Thursday – Finn Riggins, Michael Gross & The Statuettes, Diamond Sisters, The 321s at Bar Deluxe 9pm $5 
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Yelp Eats!

July 10, 2011

You’ve no doubt heard of Yelp, and I’m sure many of you use it to find great local places to eat. This week, they have put together something incredible that will help you try something new at a great price.

Introducing: Yelp Eats! For one week (July 11-July 17), 8 great Salt Lake area restaurants will be offering a special Yelp Eats menu that features three choices each of appetizers, entrees and desserts or drinks at 50% off! Check out the menus on Yelp now.

Remember:
1. Call to make reservations (book early!) and say you are calling for Yelp Eats. Dinner only.
2. Request the “Yelp Eats” menu when booking and make sure you get the menu at the restaurant – they’ll also be offering their regular menus.
3. Anyone (yelpers and non-yelpers) can enjoy this deal. So spread the word!
4. Even though the prices are 50% off, your servers will be working at 100% so please tip on the full menu price.

Atlantic Café & Market, Bohemian Brewery, Cucina Vanina, Faustina, Meditrina, Metropolitan, Stoneground, and The Wild Grape will be offering these specials nightly, so don’t miss out on this incredible promotion. It is open to everyone, so even if you’ve never used Yelp before come check this out. While you’re at it, sign up and you’ll love what you see.

Around the SL,UT July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

SLC Jazz Festival, Alt Press Festival, Harry Potter Quiz, Twilight Concerts, and hot pin-up girls playing the accordion! That’s in store for all you fine residents of the SL,UT, and you can get the details right here.

It’s time for the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival. 3 days of great music from local and international musicians are performing on several stages. Tickets are $16 per day, or $35 for a 3-day pass. Beginning at 5:30 Friday, July 8, 4pm Saturday & Sunday.

Saturday is the Salt Lake Library’s Alt Press Fest. Music, performance arts, print arts, film, and more happening around Library Square all day Saturday. Come discover independent publishers who are writing simply for the love of creating.

Celebrate women in music at LadyFest, this Sunday, July 10 at Free Speech Zone beginning at 11am. Tickets are $7 at the gate. The festival will feature S.L.F.M., My Dead Ego, Swedish-ish Fish, The Vision, Kelly Green, E.S.X., Dances with Wolves and more. Read more about LadyFest from Autumn Thatcher at IN This Week.

Who doesn’t love the accordion? Okay, before you answer that, there’s a group of ladies who just might change your mind. This Monday, July 11, the Accordion Babes Revue rolls into town to entertain you. This isn’t some state fair show, this is pin-up calendar girls who are masters of the accordion. The show is 9pm at Burt’s Tiki Lounge, tickets only $6. Bring extra cash to buy their album and the hot pin-up calendar.

This coming Thursday is the first Twilight Concert with Explosions in the SkyNo Age. Check out the lineup right here on WWJDinSLC.com.

Coming on Thursday, July 21, it’s time to put your Harry Potter knowledge on the line for bragging rights and a big cash prize. It’s The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz. Entry is $5 per person, and you can assemble a team of up to 6 people. It’s open to everyone (21+), whether you’ve been to a Geeks Who Drink quiz or not. Get your team together and mark the calendar for 8pm, 7/21 at Lumpy’s Downtown. Have cash in hand for each member of your team when you arrive.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Young Yet Brilliant Sleuths, Merit Badge, A Sometimes Army at Kilby Court 7pm $6
Saturday –  Howard Jones at Sandy Ampitheater 8pm $17-27
Sunday – The Avett Brothers at Gallivan Center 7pm $35
Monday – The Accordion Babe Tour at Burt’s Tiki Lounge 9pm $6
Tuesday – Alkaline Trio at In The Venue 7pm $17.50
Wednesday – The Fresh & Onlys, Bad Weather California, The Future of the Ghost at Urban Lounge 9pm $10
Thursday – Bus People, Eidola at Kilby Court 7pm $7
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