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Around the SL,UT February 11

February 11, 2011

It’s the weekend before that made-for-Hallmark holiday, when we’re expected to do something romantic for our significant others. But every day should be special, because you live in the SL,UT and there’s always something fun and affordable to do. So get out of the house and live it up!

This weekend:

There are still tickets available for Spamalot, which is at Kingsbury Hall Friday through Sunday. The musical from the brilliant minds of Monty Python. Get your tickets at KingTix.com. Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 8:00PM. Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 2:00PM & 8:00PM. Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 1:00PM & 6:30PM. There’s free parking at Rice Eccles Stadium, and a shuttle is provided.

Samba Fogo is holding their second annual Samba Queen Contest Saturday, Feb 12 at Urban Lounge (241s 500e) 9pm. Whether you want to compete for the crown, enjoy watching the show, or join in the dancing afterwards, it will be a great night of entertainment. Tickets are only $10 at the door.

Sarah McLachlan is performing at Kingsbury Hall Monday, Feb 14 with Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. Tickets are $40 & up.

Comedy:

K-Town Komedy is holding a Joker vs. Joker competition. Come vote for your favorite performer of the night to be named the champion. Admission is only $2, and the drinks are cheap at Club DJ’s (3849 west 5400 south, just west of Bangerter Highway).

Blake Bard is headlining a show at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill (358s West Temple) Friday, Feb 19, 9pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door.

Must see music:

Friday, Feb 11: Future of the Ghost, Birthquake, & Night Sweats at Urban Lounge 10pm $6. Saturday: Swagger, & Heathen Highlanders at Piper Down 9pm $5. Monday: Koo Koo Kanga Roo at Kilby Court 7pm $10. Tuesday: Best Coast & Wavves at Urban Lounge 9pm $15. Wednesday: Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, & The Wellspring at The Depot 8pm $25. Thursday: Young the Giant, Kitten, & Fictionist at Kilby Court 7pm $10.

Coming up:

Next Friday and Saturday, see  World Cup Speed Skating for free! Fastest skaters from around the world will compete at the Utah Olympic Oval (5662s Cougar Ln).

SLC International Tattoo Convention rolls into town next weekend. See some of the world’s best artists for 3 days of exhibitions and competitions at Salt Palace Convention Center. Tickets are $20 per day, or $40 for 3-days, and kids are only $5.

Drinks:

    Friday: $2 Coronas at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
    Saturday: $3 steins at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
    Sunday: $3 bloody Mary, $1 sliders, $3 Jim Beam Black at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
    Monday: $4 PBR + any shot at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (726s State)
    Tuesday:  $3 Uinta pints/$8 pitchers at Brewvies (677s 200w)
    Wednesday: $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
    Thursday: $2 PBR & $3 well drinks at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

Around the SL,UT February 4, 2011

February 4, 2011

Hot roller derby action, a comedy variety show, City Weekly Music Awards, and so much more. It’s happening around Salt Lake (the SL,UT) and it’s all right here in the people’s guide to SLC.

This week:

Tonight kicks off the CWMA shows. Be sure to attend and vote for your favorite bands. Check out the full schedule, and get a taste of each band here. These are some of our best in local music, and they need our support. Shows are only $6, and worth so much more than that.

February 5 roller derby boutWasatch Roller Derby is getting the derby season kicked off Saturday night with a home bout between The Black Diamond Divas and The Hot Wheelers. Bout begins at 7pm at the Salt Palace, tickets are $13 at the door.

Saturday night is a night of laughs and debauchery, Hodgepodge with Blake Bard will be a variety show of stand-up comedy, live music, and burlesque. The always-funny Blake Bard, Christopher Stephenson, and Levi Rounds will be providing laughs, along with improv, Rev. Mayhem, and performers from the Voodoo Darlings. At The Complex, 2/5, 7:30pm. Only $10.

Throwing a Super Bowl party, and have a signature treat you like to cook? You should submit that recipe to the Real Salt Lake cooking contest. They’re taking entries through February 15, and the winner will have their new concession item named for them, available all season. Winner will also receive a 10 ticket flex pack.

“Enlighten us, but make it quick” is the slogan of Ignite–a community event celebrating the passion and creativity of geek culture. Ignite Salt Lake is Thursday, Feb 10. It is a fun, informative, and frequently silly event with several local speakers presenting what they’re passionate about in a quick, non-selling environment. (6:30pm free).

Coming up:

Feb 19 is Hockey Weekend in America, and everyone should celebrate by joining the WWJDinSLC crew at Utah Grizzlies vs. Las Vegas Wranglers. RSVP on Facebook, and we will get the best possible price. Great beer, fast-action, fights, learn a bit about hockey and meet new people.

Do you know all there is to know about nothing? Have you yada yada’d about sex? Are you always asking “What’s the deal about pub quizzes?” Then the upcoming Seinfeld Quiz is for you! Thursday, Feb 24, is an all-Seinfeld themed quiz. $5 per player entry goes into the pot, and first place takes home a cash prize of at least $200. Get more info here.

Legendary 80s band, Orchestral Movements in the Dark (OMD) is back together with the original lineup, and selling out shows across America. See them March 23 at The Depot, where they will play songs from their new album, as well as classics like “If You Leave” and “So In Love.” (tickets are $20 through SmithsTix.)

Must hear music:

Friday-CWMA: Corey Mon & The Starlight Gospel, Sam Smith Band, King Niko at Avalon Theater (7pm $6). SaturdayPaul Jacobsen, The Continentals, Michael Gross & The Statuettes, Parlor Hawk at Velour (Provo 8:30pm $6). MondayApex Manor at Urban Lounge (9pm $8). Tuesday-David Williams, Bobby Long at Kilby Court (7pm $10). WednesdayGrace Potter & The Nocturnals, Chamberlin at The Depot (8pm $20). ThursdayLed Zeppelin 2 at Urban Lounge (9pm $12).

Drinks:

    Friday: $2 Coronas at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
    Saturday: $3 steins at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
    Sunday: $3 bloody Mary, $1 sliders, $3 Jim Beam Black at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
    Monday: $4 PBR + any shot at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (726s State)
    Tuesday:  $3 Uinta pints/$8 pitchers at Brewvies (677s 200w)
    Wednesday: $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
    Thursday: $2 PBR & $3 well drinks at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

City Weekly Music Awards 2011

January 31, 2011

The nominations are in. Each year City Weekly seeks nominations from our area’s music experts to select the lineup of the City Weekly Music Awards. The band showcase shows begin this weekend, and it is a great way to see how great our local music scene is. Go online now for the first round of voting, which ends Thursday, February 3 at midnight. Then plan to be at the showcases to vote your favorite band again at the live show.

Each live showcase is $6 admission.Below are the shows and links to each band’s music. Check them out and VOTE!

Friday, Feb 4:
Avalon
7 pm – Corey Mon & The Starlight Gospel
8 pm – Sam Smith Band
9 pm – King Niko

Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10 pm – Cavedoll
11 pm – Fox Van Cleef
12 am – Plastic Furs

Saturday February 5:
Club Vegas
9:30pm – Holy Water Buffalo
10:30pm – Shark Speed
11:30pm – Bronco

Velour (Provo)
8:30pm – Paul Jacobsen & The Madison Arm
9:15 pm – The Continentals
10 pm – Michael Gross & The Statuettes
10:45 pm – Parlor Hawk

Friday, Februray 11:
The Urban Lounge
10 pm – Future of the Ghost
11 pm – Birthquake
12 am – Night Sweats

Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10 pm – Ravings of a Madman
11 pm – INVDRS
12 am – Killbot

Saturday, February 12:
Bar Deluxe
10 pm – S.L.F.M.
11 pm – Palace of Buddies
12 am – Muscle Hawk

The Woodshed
10 pm – Lindsay Heath Orchestra
11 pm – David Williams
12 am – La Farsa

The final three bands will compete February 19 at The Complex ($10). Mark you calendars and I’ll see you at the shows.