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Oct 25
Monster Block Party

For all the Ghouls and Boys! The Monster Block Party , daytime Halloween festival for Salt Lake City's goblins and ghouls of all ages. There will be trick-or-treating booths, a costume contest with prizes (Kid, Teen and Adult divisions), free arts and crafts projects, a pumpkin drop, live performances and more!

Oct 27
Alt-J

Fusing elements of hip hop, experimental rock, and electronic music, English indie-rock band Alt-J create a peculiar, highly infectious sound. Having burst into pop culture with their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave, the Leeds-based band has been compared to artists including Hot Chip, Cut Copy, and Wild Beasts, and Everything Everything. Audiences worldwide have been captivated by their pulsating rhythms and intimate vocals. Don't miss this chance to see them perform live at The Complex!

Oct 28
Halloween Hi-Jinks

Halloween Fun for the Entire Family with Costumes, Prizes and Spooky Music.

Join all the ghosts and ghouls at Abravanel Hall for a spooky Halloween concert. Bring your entire family, wear your best Halloween costume, and register for your chance to win fantastic prizes. Costume registration begins at 6 pm. Costume judging categories include: Group, adults, children, and orchestra members.

*Registration is required for costume contest prize consideration.

Oct 29
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Houston Rockets. 

Oct 31
Marinade

Talia Keys has been making a name for herself. A Utah Native, she has been playing shows all over her home state in the last 6 years. This past summer she took her one woman show across the United States. She began her journey at Electric Forest in Rothbury MI, where she was received very well and was named one of the "Best of Electric Forest" by Insomniac. She continued on to play in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Having just released her first solo EP, Gemini Mind she wanted to spread her music and message across the country. She also plays with her band Marinade and they have been together for 5 years now. Together they have released an album, played countless music festivals, bars, venues and toured through Colorado, Idaho and Utah.

Nov 1
Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Phoenix Suns.

Oct 15 - Nov 1
Little Shop of Horrors

 Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.

Nov 5
Utah Jazz vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nov 5
Freeman of Ween

Listening to Marvelous Clouds, Aaron Freeman's 2012 debut under his own name, fans might have felt that he was ignoring an elephant in his room—a drug-and-alcohol-related onstage flame-out that made viral headlines the year before. But Clouds, a deceptively chill Rod McKuen covers record, was just a warm-up for the artist once known as Gene Ween. In the opening minutes of Freeman, the self-titled debut from his new band, Freeman addresses addiction and its aftermath with the combination of merciless self-inventory and artful songcraft that earned Ween one of the most devoted fan bases in contemporary pop. 

Nov 6
Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl

On the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah's most well-known watering holes, with a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass included with your registration! 

Starting April 2014, the pub crawl will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Nov 7
Poor Man's Whiskey

Northern California's outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. This "High-Octane Hootenanny" will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man's Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans.

Nov 7
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Dallas Mavericks.

Nov 8
GWAR

Rock gods GWAR will dominate the masses when their Eternal Tour with guests Decapitated and American Sharks storms the stage at Saltair. Don't miss out!

Nov 8
RJD2 with Blueprint and Daedelus

Audio Sage presents RJD2 with Blueprint and Daedelus at The Depot. This will be a great show, so don' t miss out!

Nov 7 - Nov 16
Giselle

Passion, betrayaland forgiveness from beyond the grave.

A ghost story, a love story, an all-time classic—newly conceived by Adam Sklute. A haunting drama about a poor peasant girl and the prince who deceives her, see why Giselle remains one of the most beloved and enduring masterpieces in all ballet.

Nov 6 - Nov 22
Happy

Happiness. Is it an authentic state of contentment, fulfillment, grace – or merely delusion, self-deception and denial? Wasatch Theatre Company tackles that question in the Utah premiere of playwright Robert Caisley’s Happy. Alfred is happy about his life. He’s happy with his job. He’s happy with his marriage. He’s even happily raising his special needs daughter. However, when his best friend invites him to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control. Join Wasatch and explore the nature of happiness. The show is directed by Jim Martin and features Brian Pilling (Alfred), Alyssa Franks (Eva), George Plautz (Eduardo), and Michelle Lynn Hall (Melinda). Happy opens Thursday, November 6th and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South). There are also 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinees on November 15th and 22nd. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.arttix.org or by calling 1-801-355-2787. “90 wild and intriguing minutes. Caisley’s script is funny, deliberately unnerving, full of smart dialogue and stinging rejoinders.” – The Miami Herald

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Downtown Renaissance Transforms Salt Lake into the Ultimate Ski Destination

Published: 11/05/2012
Salt Lake City - November 5, 2012 - Salt Lake -- the world's largest ski town -- is experiencing a true Renaissance, thanks to the recent opening of a $2 billion redevelopment project, City Creek, as well as two groundbreaking museums and scores of new restaurants and bars. With the upcoming completion of the TRAX light rail line from Salt Lake City International Airport to downtown, just 40 minutes from Salt Lake's four world-class resorts and their respective 500-plus inches of "The Greatest Snow on Earth," skiers and snowboarders have the makings of the ultimate vacation this winter. Skiers heading to the mountains from downtown this winter will find that Ski Salt Lake's four resorts are ready for another stellar season.

  • Alta, the classic resort known for its incredible snow conditions and dramatic terrain, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013.  www.alta.com 
  • Brighton continues its leadership as the best skier's value in Utah, a resort beloved by Salt Lake locals for its affordable lift tickets and awesome terrain. www.brightonresort.com
  • Snowbird unveils its new Little Cloud high-speed quad chairlift. The new lift accesses the same epic terrain, while reducing the ride time from 7 minutes to 3.5 minutes. www.snowbird.com 
  • Solitdue is offering skiers great deals, including a 25 percent discount on any room all season (excluding holidays) as well as 25 percent off lift tickets. www.solitude.com

Skiers and boarders can book Ski Salt Lake vacation packages by January 15, 2013, to receive early-season savings. Packages include the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass, the industry's most convenient and value-driven lift pass, allowing skiers to visit each of the four world-class resorts, plus receive FREE transportation to/from the resorts on Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Ski Buses and ski rental discounts. Stay & Ski Packages offers savings of 15-25 percent. (Ski Salt Lake Super Pass)
 
Beyond the slopes, downtown Salt Lake City has seen more than 20 new restaurants open in recent months, including Vivace, an Italian rosticceria; Pallet, serving contemporary American cuisine; and Finca, a new Spanish tapas bar and restaurant. These are among the new breed of high-design, high-concept restaurants that have been part of the transformation turning Salt Lake into the hottest dining destination in the West.  At the heart of Salt Lake's Renaissance is the vibrant new 23-acre City Creek Center. The new fashion and dining destination is sure to entice après skiers with more than 90 stores and restaurants. Two new museums also opened in 2012. The architecturally stunning Natural History Museum of Utah tells the world's history through the state's expansive geological past, while The Leonardo is a visionary museum combining science, are and technology that takes an interactive approach to engaging visitors.
 
In early 2013, work on the TRAX light rail line from Salt Lake City International Airport to downtown is to be completed, allowing visitors to travel seamlessly by light rail from the airport to the city center and then to the ski slopes of Ski Salt Lake's resorts via the UTA Ski Buses, all part of the complimentary TRAX and bus passes offered with each Ski Salt Lake Super Pass.
 
"The TRAX connection further enhances Salt Lake's standing as the most convenient ski destination in North America," commented Scott Beck, President & CEO of Visit Salt Lake. "Skiers will find access to the mountains even quicker and easier, thanks to the UTA system taking them to the from the airport to the slopes. Renting a car will become a luxury, not a necessity. It's not only environmentally friendly, but it makes skiing Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude even more affordable and accessible."
 
Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. Visit Salt Lake's mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors while being a leader in environmental responsibility. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.

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