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Around the SL,UT December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011

In between your shopping and holiday parties, there’s still a lot happening Around the SL,UT. Jubilees, holiday markets, live music, movie sing-a-long, and even a haunted house. Here’s what’s going on in Salt Lake.

Plan to spend Friday, December 9 at the KRCL Polar Jubilee. It’s their annual winter fundraiser, with one of the seasons most exciting lineups of entertainment. This rock-n-roll circus features arial acrobats, Rolling Stones and David Bowie tribute bands, Bad Brad Wheeler’s Hanukkah Harmonica Army, & more. Tickets are $30, all ages welcome, and the party takes place at the Salt Lake Hardware Building (105 north 400 west).

Holiday boutiques are plentiful this weekend. Find something unique from local artisans at any of these markets.

  • Christmas Farmers Market at  Wheeler Farm Saturday, December 10 from 9:30am-1:30pm.
  • The People’s Market Holiday Market at Trolley Square. December 10 & 17, noon-8pm.
  • Craft Sabbath Christmas show at the Salt Lake Main Library Sunday, December 11, 1-5pm
While you're at Trolley Square getting your Christmas shopping done, be sure to check out the best collection of Christmas Cards in the state at Tabula Rasa and Cabin Fever. These two stores have everything from the classy to sarcastic cards and gifts. 
Salt Lake Film Society is holding their annual Sing-Along-With Maria screening of The Sound of Music this Saturday, December 10. Two showings, 2pm & 6:30 pm at Tower Theatre. $15 admission includes a gift bag, & tea and cookies. While you're there, consider buying a membership for the film-lovers on your Christmas list.

For the kids and the kids-at-heart, SLFS are also presenting their 7th Annual Wassail & Waffles Holiday Film Series at Broadway Cinema. Free admission to this event with waffles, wassail, Santa, and a 35mm screening of A Christmas Story at 10am. (Saturday, December 10.)

Want to pick up something delicious for those on your Christmas list? For great local food gifts, Heather King has put together a killer list of delicious gift ideas that you should check out. From booze to cheese, she’s got a whole lot of great products you should check out.

Do you need one last taste of Halloween? Want to get the Christmas spirit frightened into you? You’re in luck. The Carnival of Chaos Haunted House presents a Nightmare Before Christmas theme haunted house, with all profits to benefit St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter and the Ogden Your Community Connection (YCC), which is a rape and domestic violence shelter. Admission is $12, or bring a donation for the charity for your admission. They will be accepting donations of coats, towels, paper goods, diapers, cleaning supplies, food, and dishes for these charities.

Carnival of Chaos  
1134 West Riverdale Road, Riverdale, UT
open Dec 16 & 17 6-10pm
 

 

 

Must hear music:

Friday –  The Entrance Band, Spell Talk, Dark Seas at Urban Lounge 9pm $10 
Saturday –  The Knux, Jordy Towers at In The Venue 6:30pm $10 
Sunday –  Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Lionize, Rodeo Ruby at In The Venue 6pm $19.50
Monday – The Klezmatics, Juana Ghani at The State Room 8pm $20 
Tuesday – Cake, The Naked And Famous, Brogan Kelby at Saltair 7:30pm $35.50  
Wednesday – Briertone, Small Town Sinners, Mathew Nanes at Kilby Court 7pm $7 
Thursday – Riverhead, Redemption, Night Sweats at Bar Deluxe 9pm 

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Around the SL,UT, December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011

It may be cold outside, but SLC is heating up with entertainment and Christmas activities. Here’s a special mid-week issue of Around the SL,UT.

For laughs, head to Club DJ’s Thursday night for K-Town Comedy with Blake Bard. Pennies are tight this time of year, so what better way to enjoy a night out than seeing a great lineup of comedy for only $3. Show is Thursday, December 8, 8pm.

Of course, you can also enjoy the comedy stylings of Guy Seidel at Haha Holiday Fundraiser and Comedy, a show devoted to kids in need. Come enjoy a night of laughter dedicated to helping families have a very merry Christmas. $5 admission goes entirely to the families, $1 raffle tickets for prizes, and donations are highly encouraged. Let’s fill a truckload of gifts for the kids. The show is Thursday, December 8, 7pm at Wiseguys Trolley Square.

Travel back in time at the Dickens Festival at the State Fairgrounds this weekend and next. December 8-10, and 15-17 the festival is open from 10am-10pm. Performing arts, gift boutiques, and one of the best venues to get the kids in front of Santa Claus. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for kids (save $1 purchasing online).

Plan to spend Friday at the KRCL Polar Jubilee. It’s their annual winter fundraiser, with one of the seasons most exciting lineups of entertainment. This rock-n-roll circus features arial acrobats, Rolling Stones and David Bowie tribute bands, Bad Brad Wheeler’s Hanukkah Harmonica Army, and more. Tickets are $30, all ages welcome, and the party takes place at the Salt Lake Hardware Building (105 north 400 west).

Stay tuned for more updates on things to do Around the SL,UT. Coming in the next issue: movie sing-alongs, People’s Market & Craft Sabbath, and a haunted Christmas? Yes, it’s happening, and you can learn about it here.

Around the SL,UT December 2, 2011

December 2, 2011

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Lights are being hung, traffic is crazy, and check-out lines at the stores are getting longer each day. But don’t let the madness of retail-mania take over your life. Take time to enjoy the company of your friends and fellow SL,UTs, and the great entertainment happening around us.

You have holiday shopping to do, and there are much better options than picking up some boring box of junk from a major retailer. The best collection of local artisans is this Sunday at Craft Sabbath. Great handmade gifts, clothing, art, and more available at the Salt Lake Main Library Sunday, December 4 and 11, from 1-5pm. Buy something unique this season.

It’s the season for Christmas Theatre, and what better tradition than The Nutcracker at Capital Theatre. The show plays throughout December, tickets range from $19-79. Check out ArtTix for availability and dates.

For laughs, The Off Broadway Theatre presents The Grouch Who Stole Christmas. The OBT performs original satirical plays that involve a great deal of improvisation, and always plenty of laughs. Shows are Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $16, and each Monday is 2-for-1 night.

Are you in the mood for a blue Christmas? You’re in luck, because the Blue Man Group is in town this coming week. Shows run from Tuesday, December 6-Sunday, December 11. The Blue Man Group is a unique blend of music, art, stunts, and pantomime unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Everyone should see them. Tickets range from $42.50-67.50.

It’s the season for giving, and local comedian Guy Seidel presents Haha Holiday Fundraiser and Comedy show devoted to kids in need. Come enjoy a night of laughter dedicated to helping families have a very merry Christmas. $5 admission goes entirely to the families, $1 raffle tickets for prizes, and donations are highly encouraged. Let’s fill a truckload of gifts for the kids. The show is Thursday, December 8, 7pm.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Ozomatli, Matt Jennings at The State Room 9pm $30 
Saturday –  Hip hop: Lame, DopeThought at Kilby Court 7pm $12
Sunday –  Nathaniel Rateliff at Urban Lounge 9pm $8 
Monday – Suedehead at Kilby Court 7pm $10 
Tuesday – ohGr, Left Spine Down at The Complex 7:30pm $18  
Wednesday – The Kooks at In The Venue 7pm $18.50 
Thursday – Love Inks, Chris Cavanaugh, Rain Rain Man at Kilby Court 7pm $8 

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