Around the SL,UT October 7, 2011

By HolySavior | Filed in slc blog

As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, there is a definite chill in the air. Or perhaps, that’s just because it was 90 degrees last week, and 47 degrees today. We knew this time was coming, so let’s make the best of it. Put on your coats, and get ready for a couple kinds of chill this week, as we explore Around the SL,UT.

Want to get a real, hands-on kind of scare? Salt Lake City & Ogden Ghost Tours is the perfect answer. Live, guided bus tours around spooky locations with a storyteller filling you in on all the gruesome details. They will provide an evening of entertainment, and the tours begin tonight. Tickets are $18 per person, but for Friday & Saturday this weekend, all tickets are only $10. Get yours now, and enjoy these exciting tours.

Then, you may want to warm up a bit. Fortunately, it’s time for Squatters Oktoberfest. Friday and Saturday from 5pm-1am, enjoy music, german food, and beer. Your meal and keepsake beer mug are $20. 

Horror movies continue around town. This weekend, Tower Theatre is showing the classic Psycho. Friday and Saturday screenings are at 11pm, Sunday at noon, tickets are $5. Monday night, Brewvies is showing The Thing free at 10pm.

Fathom Thriller Thursdays are a cinema event being held at Cinemark theaters throughout the valley. Thursday, 7:30pm, see two new short horror films. Butterfinger the 13th is the story of a troubled young camper that disappears in a bizarre fire, leaving nothing but questions and dark legends of the Masked Butterfinger Butcher behind. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story, exposes the truth behind the legendary killer, including key evidence from Scotland Yard, as well as segments with forensic experts, criminologists and historians discussing why Britain’s favorite mass murder remains unsolved to this day. Tickets are $11.50.

If you need more of a laugh, head to The Off-Broadway Theatre for Dracula vs Jekyll & Hyde. A twisted tale about the crossing paths of the Count, and the bumbling Dr. Jekyll. The OBT shows are truly fun for all ages, and mix rehearsed theater with improvisation. Shows are Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 7:30pm, tickets are $16 ($8 Mondays).

K-Ute Radio is presenting National College Radio Day at Kilby Court this Tuesday, October 11. An all-day lineup of some of Utah’s best local musicians is available for only $7 for non-students, free for UofU students. Holy Water Buffalo, Small Town Sinners, General Harrison, and many more are performing.

Good news everyone! The next Geeks Who Drink theme quiz is Futurama! It will take place Monday, November 14 at Devil’s Daughter. Entry is $5 per player, and this quiz should be huge. $200 or more cash prize is expected for first place. Get your team together now, and start watching all the episodes you can. Hypnotoad demands it!

Must hear music:

Friday –  Supersuckers at The State Room 9pm $20 
Saturday –  The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Usana 7:30pm $25+
Sunday – The Smokin’ Blues Band, Shaney McCoy at Urban Lounge 7pm $10 
Monday – St. Vincent, Cate Le Bon at Urban Lounge 9pm $16 
Tuesday – CAN’T (Grizzly Bear side project) at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Wednesday – Priscilla Ahn, Parlor Hawk at The State Room 8pm $15 
Thursday – Yellowcard at The Complex 7pm $20 

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Salt Lake City Ghost Tours

By HolySavior | Filed in Special events

Halloween excitement begins this weekend with Salt Lake Ghost Tours.

Do you crave the paranormal? Do you want to know what goes bump in the night? Do you want to have the coolest date night or night out with friends? Take a ghost tour!

Each Friday and Saturday beginning October 7th, take a narrated bus tour of haunted spots throughout Salt Lake. Tours begin at 7 & 9pm, departing from behind the Rio Grand building at 300 south 500 west. Tickets are $18, but opening weekend tickets are available now for only $10.

Ogden tours are also available, with departures from Union Station every Friday and Saturday at 7 & 9pm. Tickets for Ogden tours here.

Grab someone or something to cuddle up with, and get spooked!


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Around the SL,UT September 30, 2011

By HolySavior | Filed in slc blog

Hello October! As the weather begins cooling, and the leaves start falling, it reminds us its time to start thinking about costumes and candy. Let’s get in the mood for October and Halloween.

Of course, nothing says Halloween like a good horror movie. Unless of course it’s an incredible comedy filled with zombies. Shaun of the Dead shows at Tower Theatre this weekend, Friday & Saturday at 11pm, and Sunday at noon. After you’ve laughed at England’s finest zombie slayers, head over to Brewvies on Monday to see one of the most classic zombie comedies, Return of the Living Dead (9:30pm). This screening is free, so spend your money on beer & food, and don’t forget to tip well.

If you aspire to be a zombie, or perhaps want to be a survivor running away from an army of the undead, register now for the Night of the Running Dead 5K run. A fundraiser for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, zombies will be racing after survivors. Race is October 15.

If eating brains isn’t your fancy, you’re in luck. Saturday afternoon is the Japanese Food Bazaar at the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple (211 west 100 south) from 1-8pm. Explore the beautiful temple, and enjoy the smells and tastes of great food. Admission is free, food items range from $2-8.

What is October without beer & bratwurst? We’re now in the last two weekends of Oktoberfest at Snowbird. Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm, enjoy German music, dancing, food, and beer in the cool atmosphere of the mountains. Admission is free, and it runs through October 9th.

But, next weekend is Squatters Oktoberfest celebration. Friday & Saturday, October 7-8, enjoy live music, german food, beer, and receive a keepsake mug for only $20. The event takes place both nights from 5pm-1am.

Enjoy Sunday the way the lord intended, by shopping local. This Sunday you can head over to Kilby Court from noon-6pm for Salty Streets Flea Market. A market of local goods, along with music and food. Holy Water Buffalo, Nightsweats, and FolkaDots are performing, admission is free.

Over at the Salt Lake Library, it’s Craft Sabbath. From 1-5 pm you will find many of the SL,UT’s finest artisans displaying their wares for your shopping enjoyment.

Want to fine-tune your cooking knowledge and enjoy great food and gelato? Of course you do, so register for the Beyond Gelato: Fall cooking with Dolcetti Gelato which takes place Wednesday, October 5. Space is very limited, so sign up today!

Must hear music:

Friday –  Surf guitar: The guitar legend Dick Dale (you know the theme to Pulp Fiction!) at Liquid Joe’s 7pm $20 
Saturday –  Electric Six, Kitten, Mark Mallman at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Sunday – NightSweats, Holy Water Buffalo, The Folka dots at Kilby Court noon-6pm, free
Monday – The Bombpops, The Hung Ups, Fail to Follow, Storming Stages & Stereos at Kilby Court 7pm $6 
Tuesday – Folk: Over the Rhine at The State Room 8pm $20 
Wednesday – Minus the Bear at In The Venue 6:30pm $20 
Thursday – Yelawolf, DJ Craze, Rittz at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 

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