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Around the SL,UT May 27

May 27, 2011

Sun, are you there? Whether it’s here to stay or not, there’s plenty happening around our SL,UT to keep us busy. So rain or shine, here is another edition of Around the SL,UT.

Repo! The Genetic Opera is showing at Tower Theatre this weekend as a midnight movie with stage show. Tickets are still available, but will sell out quickly. $10 per show, Friday & Saturday at 11:30pm, and Saturday will have a 7:30pm showing.

It’s a Salt Lake vs. Las Vegas comedy showdown as Sin City invades Zion happens at The Complex Saturday night. It’s a lineup of comics from Las Vegas going up against some of our best trash-talkers. Two shows, 8pm and 10:30pm, tickets are $12 at the door. Come shout and holler for our hometown boys.

Want to get Cajun? Head to The Huddle on Sunday for their Annual Crawfish Boil. 3-10pm, $15 for a commemorative t-shirt, and all you can eat crawfish, corn, cajun potatoes, and jambalaya. The Huddle is located at 2400 east Ft. Union Blvd.

Pride Festival is coming, and the Miss City Weekly Pride Pageant is this Thursday, June 2 at Bar Deluxe. There will be entertainment, and the best in our city’s drag scene. Admission is only $6 at the door, doors open at 8, and the pageant begins at 9pm.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for Sketchophrenia before they sell out. Christopher Stephenson, Andrew Jensen, and Troy Taylor are some of the funniest guys in SLC, and they’ve prepared a brand new show for their Post Theater appearances on June 11. Tickets are only $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.

Must hear music:

Friday –  The Devil Whale at Urban Lounge 9pm $7 
Saturday – Alternative: Old 97s at Urban Lounge 9pm $18
Sunday – Alternative: Yours Truly, The Future of The Ghost, The Anser at Kilby Court 7pm $6
Monday – DJ: Mayer Hawthorne DJ set at Urban Lounge 9pm $10
Tuesday – Rock: Arctic Monkeys at In The Venue 6:30pm $18
Wednesday – Alternative: Airborne Toxic Event at In The Venue 6:30pm $18
Thursday – Pop/rock: Noah and the Whale at In The Venue 6:30pm $15.50

Drinks:

Friday – $2 Whiskey with any beer at Club 48 (16w 4800s)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $1 drafts at The Tavernacle (201e 300s)
Monday – $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $2 shots at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You Midvale (7642s State)

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Twilight Concert Series 2011

May 26, 2011

…And here it is. The lineup of the 2011 Twilight Concert Series which continues to draw massive crowds. Again, the shows will be held at Pioneer Park each Thursday night from July 14 through August 25.

The Twilight Market offers food, beverages and locally made crafts, with something for every taste, from pizza to pasta, from vegetarian to barbecue, from cookies to gelato. The Twilight audience can enjoy artists’ work and purchase such handcrafted items such as jewelry, clothing, soaps, and ceramics. The Twilight Market opens at 5 pm and the shows begin at 7pm. Beer and wine are available for purchase on-site. Pets and smoking are not allowed; service animals are welcome.

Artists performing at the 2011 Twilight Concert Series are:

July 14:  Explosions in the Sky / No Age

July 21:  The Decemberists / Typhoon

July 28:  Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros/ The Entrance Band

August 4:  Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile

August 11:  Bright Eyes / Wild Nothing

August 18:  Ghostland Observatory / Phantogram

August 25:  Lupe Fiasco / Big K.R.I.T.

Around the SL,UT May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

There’s a vicious rumor that I’m kicking off the end of the world Saturday, if you’re reading this on Sunday, it’s proof that the crazies are wrong again. There’s just too much left to do, can’t be bothered with that whole judgement day stuff. The only thing I want to judge, the best drinks and things to do in the SL,UT.

The Living Traditions Festival is a celebration of authentic and traditional folk and ethnic arts. This festival brings people together to honor the diversity and cultural traditions of our community. Local ethnic artists, craftspeople, dancers, musicians and chefs will be exhibiting. Best of all, no admission for the festival. Brave the weather and enjoy this great event Friday from 5-10pm, Saturday noon-10pm, Sunday noon-7pm. Takes place at Washington Square (City Hall 400s State Street). See the complete schedule here.

Saturday is also the Urban Arts Festival. Come see urban, artistic culture in a one day event benefiting YouthCity and Skate 4 Homies foundations. Enjoy live performances by local musicians, dancers, skateboarders, and more. Shop in the Pierpont shops or stroll the artist booths for fanstastic finds unique to Salt Lake City. You will have an opportunity to create your very own, one-of-a-kind decorated skate deck! The decks will be entered in a competition to be hung in Gray Wall Gallery. They will be voted on in the gallery and be eligible for a chance at winning many great prizes donated by local businesses. The Urban Arts Festival happens Saturday from 10am-9pm on Pierpont Ave (240s) between 300-400 west.

The newest installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise just opened, and Saturday is Area 51’s Pirates Ball. Come dressed in your best buccaneer gear for great drink specials, dancing, and prizes for best costumes from 9pm-2am.

DON’T PANIC! Wednesday, May 25 is Towel Day. The day to celebrate Douglas Adams, the author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What better way to celebrate one of the greatest pieces of geek-fiction than at the biggest and best geek-culture event in Salt Lake, Geeks Who Drink at Piper Down. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a uber-nerd to have a good time, it’s general, pop-culture, and random knowledge questions that everyone has a chance to win. First question at 7:30pm, arrive early, and bring your towel.

Thursday, it’s the Cirque Du So Gay Pride talent show at Metro Bar 9pm. Entry is only $5, or free before 10:30 with RSVP text to 801-652-6543.

Must hear music:

Friday –  End of the World Party with The Suicycles at Piper Down 9pm $5
Saturday – Folk/blues: Stonefed at Johnny’s On Second 9pm (no cover)
Sunday – Punk: Guitar Wolf at Urban Lounge 9pm $12
Monday – Funk: Orgone, Marinade at The State Room 8pm $15
Tuesday – Ambient/alternative: This Will Destroy You, Pure X, Sleep Over at Kilby Court 7pm $12
Wednesday – Jazz: Joshua Payne Orchestra at The Hotel 9pm $5
Thursday – Pop/rock: Sodacon CD Release, Nobody Knows, Wistful Vista at Urban Lounge 9pm $5

Drinks:

Friday – $3 kamikazes, $2 Corona, $2 PBR tallboy at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Saturday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Sunday – $1 drafts at The Tavernacle (201e 300s)
Monday – $3.50 mini pitchers cocktails at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Tuesday – $3 Shiner Bock steins at The Huddle (2400e Ft. Union Blvd)
Wednesday – $3 sex on the beach at Wasted Space (1420w 200s)
Thursday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You Midvale (7642s State)

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