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Around the SL,UT Jan 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

This is the place for all your upcoming essential entertainment events in Salt Lake, UT. Welcome to a shiny new edition of Around the SL,UT. The best in theatre, music, and drinking are all right here.

Sugar Space is presenting a Night at the Casbah Saturday, January 15. From belly dancers to gypsy-punk fusion music, this will be a night of middle-eastern themed entertainment as well as time for you to join on the dance floor.

Make plans now for Family Night Monday with the Utah Grizzlies, when Utah hosts Stockton at 7pm. Kids under 12 will be admitted free and there will be $1 food specials all night. (2 free kids per paying adult.) Tickets start from $9.

See the premier of the film Tailgate Alaska, a snowboarding film with riders from around the world from Olympic champions to recreational riders. Afterwards, Salem takes the stage with their unique blend of jazz/hip-hop/soul sound. (8pm $15).


Albacore salad and best margaritas in Utah.

Join the Happy Hour 801 club at Frida Bistro Thursday, January 20. It’s a no-membership, no sales presentation, networking group to meet people. There is a $5 cover, and Frida Bistro is offering $5 mimosas and food specials for those who come. 6-9pm. Of course, if you slip out early with some of your new friends, you can head to Lumpy’s Downtown for a free pub quiz at 8pm. Prizes, free drinks, & more up for grabs.


Friday night, cool psychedelic/rock bands Red Dog Revival, Fox Van Cleef, and Nathan Spenser & The Low Keys at Bar Deluxe (8pm $5). Guster at In The Venue Saturday (8pm $30). Tuesday, Psychedelic: VonVeederVeld, Spell Talk, Dirty Blonde at Urban Lounge (9pm). Wednesday, Conscious Divine, General Harrison, Montreal Blue at Liquid Joe’s 10pm $5. SLAJO (SL Alternative Jazz Orchestra) CD release party at Bar Deluxe Thursday (8pm $5).

Speaking of music, the City Weekly Music Awards are coming in February. There are band showcases each weekend, leading up to the finals on February 19. See the best local bands, and vote for your favorites. This is no small-town competition, the 2009 winner was Neon Trees, who are now on stations and touring across the country.

Bands, artists, actors, dancers, and other performance artists, be sure to get your application in for the Utah Arts Fest. Performance arts applications are now being accepted.


Friday: $3 espresso mind-erasers at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Saturday: $3 sex on the beach, $2 PBR pints at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Sunday: $2 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
Monday $3 Margaritas & Rock Band at Sandbar (122w Pierpont)
Tuesday: $2 martinis at Habits (832e 3900s)
Wednesday: $2 cocktails at Cheers To You (315s Main)
Thursday: $3 wells at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont)

Please spread the word about WWJDinSLC, and let’s get people off the couch and into the action. If you are a performer, business, or want to promote your event/drink special/etc., just drop a message to AskJesus (at) We want to hear from you and help promote what you are up to.

Around the SL,UT January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

The new year is off and running, and this savior is always on the hunt for all the best events, ideas, and entertainment in our beloved Salt Lake, UT (the SL,UT). Below are some great musical acts you should see, ideas to keep warm & happy, and tips on great drinks.

Music – Chill out Friday night at The Bayou (645s State) while listening to The Daniel Day Trio. Saturday, head up to Park City to see Crash Test Dummies in what is sure to be an amazing show at The Eccles Center, 7:30pm (tickets from $18). Tuesday, Dashboard Confessional, Lady Danville, and Chris Conley are at In The Venue (7pm $28). Thursday, two great bands at Piper Down: at 9pm General Harrison, followed by Fauna. Next Saturday, Guster is at In The Venue (8pm $30).

Get off the couch – It’s easy to fall into your routine after a hard day of work, and head straight for the couch. But you need to smile, you need to move, socialize, and have fun. Here’s an idea: dance! Even if you’ve never danced before, here’s your chance to learn something new and it’s guaranteed the rush of adrenaline will put you in a cheerful mood. Samba Fogo has dance classes every Thursday night at 6:30pm for only $12 for a drop-in. It’s a workout, a way to meet new people, learn something new, and warm you up on a cold day. If you’re into percussion, take their beginners Brazillian drum class Saturdays at 12:30pm. Only $8, instruments provided. Classes are at 2191 south 300 west.

Coffee – Everyone should understand the beautiful complexities of quality coffee. caffe d’bolla is hosting a Coffee Tasting Class on Thursday, January 20, 7pm. This class explores the regional differences between farm specific coffees. The basics of coffee chemistry responsible for the enticing flavors and aromatics will be highlighted as well.¬†Different coffees will be featured each class. Register now, seats are filling fast ($15).

Friday: $3 kamikazes $2 PBR tall $2 Corona at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Saturday: $2.50 pints, $3 whiskey & Cuervo at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
Sunday: 99c beers & shots at Tony’s (3165s 1300e)
Monday: $1 PBRs $2 shots at Bar Deluxe (666s State)
Tuesday: $4 Patron $3 Tecates at Sandbar (122w Pierpont)
Wednesday: $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
Thursday: $3 well drinks at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

It’s still in development, but¬† is here. See the full calendar of events, my favorite spots to eat, and the future home of this blog. Leave a comment, and let me know what else you’d like to see in the site. Bookmark it, tell your friends, & let’s make 2011 the year Salt Lake really gets out and plays!

Around the SL,UT December 24, 2010

December 27, 2010

It’s holiday time, and this will be a very light post as many entertainers will be vacationing. But despite the closures, there’s still plenty to do.

Get in the Christmas mood with It’s a Wonderful Life at Broadway Center Christmas Eve at 3pm and Christmas Day at 7:30pm. Both screenings are free, so arrive early.

After some family time, get your Christmas drinks at Piper Down (open at 4pm), Lumpy’s Downtown (opens at 5pm), Johnny’s On Second, or for the ultimate Christmas fetish celebration, dress up as a naughty elf, bad Santa, or Mrs. Claus’ sister and head to Area 51 for the Christmas Fetish Ball (doors open at 8pm).

There’s a British Invasion coming to Park City. Beginning Sunday, Dec 26 through January 2 the Egyptian Theatre will be home to a trio of tribute bands. Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute; Zoso, the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute; and Imagine, who recreate the Beatles. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door. See the site for a complete schedule to live the 60s and 70s.

Plan ahead and buy your tickets to the New Year’s event EVE. Tickets available at Fresh Market and Maverik stores. EVE is a 3-day celebration at The Salt Palace and several other venues. Live music, film, action sports, improv theatre, laser shows and more. Your $10/day admission also includes free admission on TRAX, so regardless of your entertainment choices, you’ll have a ride to get around safely. Check out for the full schedule.

Friday: $3 shots at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
Saturday: $3 vodka Red Bull at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
Sunday: $3 Jager shots at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (726s State)
Monday: $2 cocktails at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Tuesday: $3 vodka Red Bull & $1 PBR at Bar Deluxe (668s State)
Wednesday: $2 cocktails at Cheers To You (315s Main)
Thursday: $3 well drinks at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont)