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Around the SL,UT July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

Holiday weekends are usually light on the entertainment front, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything happening. There’s plenty going on, and here are some highlights of ways to spend your 3-day weekend and beyond.

Return to the 80s at Tower Theatre this weekend as they present Breakfast Club on the big screen. Friday and Saturday night at 11pm, Sunday at noon. Tickets are only $5 and there are special limited edition movie posters created by Allison Cornu. This is a part of the Summer of 35mm, and they have special films each weekend. Check out the full schedule here.

Get some BBQ and roller derby action at Mountain Mayhem this Saturday, July 2nd. 2 female scrimmages and 2 co-ed scrimmages along with barbecue. $10 admission for spectators.

Saturday, July 2 is the 3rd Annual SLC Bar Crawl sponsored by IN This Week. Register at Green Pig Pub’s patio from noon-8pm. You’ll be provided t-shirts, lanyards, and information. Crawl groups will leave at 2, 4, 6 & 8pm. Join your fellow heathens to visit several bars and meet new people.

Liberty Park is always a popular hang-out on Independence Day, and this year they add on the Bula Celebration. An all-day celebration of laid-back reggae music, food, and of course fireworks. It’s free, and runs from 2pm until 10pm.

Know your baseball stats, players, & other random knowledge? Come to The Huddle on Tuesday, July 5 for the Geeks Who Drink Baseball Quiz. This special themed quiz is a $5 per player buy-in, winning team takes a cash prize from the pot! Quiz begins at 8pm, open to everyone. Have a team of up to 6, and $5 cash in each player’s hand.

Toad the Wet Sprocket has reunited with a new album, and are here in Salt Lake Thursday, July 7. The show is at Gallivan Center, 7pm, and tickets are $25. For more of July’s big upcoming shows, check out this post.

Get fit! Check out a great Weekday Workouts program at Gallivan Center Mondays-Thursdays from 5:15-6:15pm. Classes are open to the public, and free.

Coming up: Utah Jazz festival! Keep an eye here to get all the details.

Must hear music:

Friday –  The Old World (formerly Matt Ben Jackson) at Kilby Court 7pm $6 
Saturday –  Kinetix, Samuel Smith Band, The Vision, The Brumbles at Bar Deluxe 8pm
Sunday – The Soulistics at Canyons Resort 7:30pm, free. Followed by fireworks.
Tuesday – Jazz: SLAJO at Kilby Court 7pm $8
Wednesday – Red Bennies, Birthquake, Plastic Furs at Urban Lounge 9pm $5
Thursday – Toad the Wet Sprocket at Gallivan Center 7pm $25
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July 2011: Upcoming shows

June 29, 2011

In the ongoing quest to keep all of you faithful Salt Lake people in the know, I thought I’d put together a list of upcoming shows that will (or at least should) sell out. Here’s a highlight of some of the upcoming shows I’m most excited for. Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

Blake Bard is a very funny man. One of the funniest comedians in Salt Lake, and he’s presenting: The Naked Truth with Blake Bard at The Fifth. It’s a combination of Comedy, dance, poetry, & body-painting. Friday, July 1, 8pm. Tickets are $8 (link to

Very cool funk by an incredible musician, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at Jupiter Bowl (Park City) July 2nd, 9pm. Tickets are $25 (link to

Toad The Wet Sprocket has reunited for a new album and tour, and they’re here at Gallivan Center July 7. Tickets are $25 (link to SmithsTix).

Remember Howard Jones from the illustrious 80s? Like to get to know you well, What is love, No one is to blame, Things can only get better. So many hits, and he’s bringing them all to Sandy Amphitheater on July 9. Tickets are $17 and up (link to SmithsTix).

The Utah Reggae Fest is July 16-17 at Ogden Amphitheater, and will feature The Dirty Heads, The Supervillains, Codi Jordan Band, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, and much more. Tickets are $15 per day, or $25 for 2-day ticket (link to

Then another reason to go to Ogden, Irish Music Festival at Ogden Amphitheater July 31. Featuring Young DublinersThe Wild CeltsSwaggerSlaymaker HillHeathen Highlanders, and more. Tickets are $15 (link to

Around the SL,UT June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

It’s Arts Festival weekend! The festival is now open, through Sunday night, and is packed full of artists, activities, music, dancing, food, beer, and wine. For anyone who is unfamiliar, the festival takes place at Washington Square and Library Square (State Street and 400 south). Admission is $10, kids under 12 are free. Great local acts like Fictionist, Joshua Payne Orchestra, Musclehawk, King Niko, and many more will be performing throughout the weekend.

Also it’s Velo Weekend. Bike lovers unite for a series of events Friday and Saturday. Critical Mass, Tall Bike Jousting, Alley Cat, Trick Comp and Sprints! Registration is $20 and gets you a swag bag, automatic entry into alley cat, trick comp, sprints and raffle, along with lots of other goodies from our sponsors. Register at Fresh (870 e 900 s) from 3-4pm, or join the Critical Mass ride at Gallivan Center at 5:30pm and follow them to Vertical Diner for last-minute registration. Check out the schedule at

Saturday night is Savor the Summit. Celebrate Park City in the summer by dining with over 2,000 people along Main Street. The street is closed to vehicles, but open to the public. To get dinner, make a reservation with your choice now, as they’re selling out fast. Check out the list of restaurants for Savor the Summit, and see what’s available.

Free movies continue at Gallivan Center on Monday, with Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom beginning at dusk. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy (eating chilled monkey brain or human hearts not recommended.) Next week, The Last Crusade.

Did you know there’s actually a genre of music called wizard rock? A number of bands have devoted their songwriting to promoting reading and Harry Potter, and one of the biggest of those bands, Harry & The Potters is playing a show at the Salt Lake Library Wednesday, June 29. Show begins at 6pm, and is free.

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Coming soon: IN This Week Bar Crawl next weekend. Geeks Who Drink baseball theme quiz at The Huddle July 5th.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Daisy and the Beautiful Disaster, Burn the Gallows, Collin Creek at Club Vegas 8pm $15 
Saturday –  Meat Puppets, Marah, Bad Weather California, Black Box Revelation at Urban Lounge 9pm $13
Sunday – (don’t give your money to Ted Nugent, he’s a lunatic who eats roadkill)
Monday – The Eeries, American Shakes, Red Dog Revival, Secret Abilities at Kilby Court 7pm $6
Tuesday – Birthquake, Red Bennies at The City Library 7pm free
Wednesday – The Ataris, Don’t Panic, Matthew Nanes, Frame & Canvas at Kilby Court 6pm $12
Thursday – Reggae: Julian Marley & The Uprising, Kymani Marley at Gallivan Center 6pm $15+


Friday – $1 PBR at Tony’s (3165s 1300e)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $6.75 pitchers at Cheers To You Midvale (7642s State)
Monday – $12 pizza & pitcher at Canyon Inn (3700e Ft. Union Blvd)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $2 shots at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $3 wells, $2 PBR tallboys at Lumpy’s Downtown (140w Pierpont Ave)

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