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May 30
Let There Be Light! Haydn's The Creation

The Salt Lake Symphony presents "The Creation," featuring Utah Voices. In Joseph Haydn's sweeping oratorio, experience the chaos of the formless universe, the brilliance of the creation and the love of Adam and Eve (before that pesky serpent).

Melissa Heath, Soprano
Robert Breault, Tenor
Christopher Clayton, Baritone

Founded in 1976, the Salt Lake Symphony is one of the areaâ??s most highly respected volunteer driven orchestras. The Salt Lake Symphony is a non-profit organization dedicated to performing quality classical music concerts for the Wasatch Front community. The Symphony performs around 15 concerts per year. The approximately seventy-five hard-working musicians of the SLS volunteer roughly 10,000 hours annually to accomplish this goal. Although the members of the Salt Lake Symphony come from all walks of life and frequently work full-time in other professions, they hold one thing in common: They play for the love and passion of music. Their dedication as volunteers sets them apart and creates a unique bond.

Utah Voices is a community choir focused on producing concerts that are actually fun for the audience â?? their motto is â??no boring concerts!â? Members don't audition to join the choir, but commit to a level of musical excellence that offers concert-goers fun, exciting, memorable and inspiring concert experiences. Founded in 2009, Utah Voices is the culmination of the dreams and united vision of a dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about making music.  Members of Utah Voices love to sing and commit voluntarily to the group. The singers vary in skill from no previous choral experience to substantial vocal training. They range from twenty-somethings to senior citizens and are business people, students, engineers, homemakers and more. 

Jun 1
Ailine's Touch of Polynesia

Experience the beauty of Polynesian dance! Learn more about the different cultures of each island through mesmerizing performances and magnificent costumes. ATOP has traveled and performed throughout the United States for the last 27 years and is based right here in Salt Lake City.

Jun 2
The Weepies

The Weepies return to Salt Lake City and stop at The Depot.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Show has been changed to all ages.

Tickets available at all Smith's Tix locations, charge by phone 801-467-TIXX or toll free at 1-800-888-TIXX, and online at smithstix.com

Tickets are also available at the Depot box office day of show starting at 5PM (excluding club nights and private events) and on Fridays between 2PM-6PM (excluding holidays)

Patrons 18 years of age and younger are welcome to our ALL AGES shows when accompanied by a parent or guardian that is over the age of 18. Age information will be specified for each show. Additionally, because of Utahâ??s curfew law any ALL AGES show has to be over by 11 oâ??clock P.M. on weekdays and by 12 o'clock P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays

*Alcoholic beverages for 21+ will only be available on the mezzanine (3rd floor)

(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)

Jun 2
Ryan Adams

American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is best known for his prolific solo career, and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums.

Jun 4
Downtown Farmers Market Kick-Off Party and Fundraiser

Join the Downtown Farmers Market for a gathering of local growers, food purveyors and Market supporters as we preview the 2015 season and raise funds for our new Education Station and portable Market kitchen. The evening promises to be filled with all of the things that make the Market great—local food, live music, art and craft libations. Tickets are limited, and you don't want to miss this party!

Jun 6
Vicious: UMOCAs Annual Gala 2015

Prepare to unleash the rabble-rouser within for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2015 annual gala: Vicious. This is UMOCA’s largest fundraiser of the year, so join us for delectable eats, dancing, silent, silent art, and live auctions. You bring the ruckus! 

Jun 7
The Raven and The Writing Desk

Urban Lounge presents The Raven and The Writing Desk performing with Joel Pack and The Pops.

Jun 8
Tori Kelly

See Tori Kelly when her tour in support of her debut album Unbreakable Smile, stops at The Depot.

Jun 10
Celtic Woman - 10th Anniversary World Tour

Global music sensation, Celtic Woman, brings their 10th Anniversary Celebration to the Maverik Center on Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 PM.

The enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with an unforgettable signature style. The 10th Anniversary Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women -- three angelic vocalists and dazzling Celtic violinist- along with a full band, The Anotas Choir, bagpipers, Irish dancers with bewitching choreography all under the direction of Emmy(R)-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of their incredible 10-year journey that has captivated millions, don't miss Celtic Woman live in concert!

Jun 11
Cosmic Gate

German trance duo Cosmic Gate will whip the dance floor into a frenzy when they take the stage at The Depot. Quincy Weigert, Adrial Torres and Ryckie Elis will open.

Jun 12
Connect

Every month, the Utah Arts Alliance opens its doors to visual artists in the community, through the â??Connectâ? Program. Connect offers the rare opportunity for artists to showcase their work to the public each month, as well as begin the process of establishing themselves in the SLC art community.

At Connect, visual artists (painters, sketch artists, photographers, sculptors, mixed media, and culinary artists) are able to submit work for public showcase, vote for their favorite works to be entered into Urban Arts Gallery and December Connect, and hear from established artists and organizations on the subject of art.

Connect is pretty straightforward. Be sure to read the following information, before coming out:

Connect is a visual arts gallery. Unfortunately, unless you are able to bring your work the night of and take it with you, the night of, we cannot accept it. Also, it must be art that can be viewed at the pace of a patron. For example, no short film, dance, or live music can be submitted. Connect is FREE. A submitting artist can bring up to 3 pieces of their work.Connect is open to the public.When voting, it is polite NOT to vote for your own work.It is recommended that artists bring a 1 paragraph bio/artist statement with their work.Artists who attend regularly should PUSH THEMSELVES to bring AT LEAST one new piece, each month.We do not presently validate parking at the Gateway.Please read the program schedule! As we have much to cover, weâ??ll be adhering to it pretty closely!

A community art event where artists are welcome to bring up to three pieces of their art to exhibit, network, hear from a guest lecturer, and vote for their favorite three pieces.

Voting (7:00-8:00pm)Guest Speaker (8:00-8:20pm)Results of vote announced after Guest Speaker is finished

Jun 12
Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show

An amazing journey through five decades of Pink Floyd

Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America in 2015 to launch its Space & Time World Tour its most ambitious show to date; with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over one hundred concerts planned throughout the United States and Canada between March and August 2015.

Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd; from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River’; this amazing new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.

Following last year's critically acclaimed 'Discovery World Tour’, Brit Floyd lead vocalist, guitarist & musical director, Damian Darlington, said, “The audience reaction has been phenomenal. Absolutely amazing everywhere. Thank you to everyone who came to see the show. We can’t wait to get out on the road again in 2015!"

Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the 'true' live Pink Floyd concert experience, Brit Floyd will take you on an amazing musical journey, featuring the best moments from the incredible Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combine the latest state-of-the-art sound & light technology to create a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is visually awesome.

Brit Floyd's 'Space & Time World Tour 2015' will be their best tour yet.

Jun 12
Once Upon A Time Gala at the Gallivan

Join us for music, entertainment, and silent & live auctions. Your attendance will help to provide comprehensive mental health care to young children and their families. For more information or to make reservations, please visit us at childrenscenterutah.org

Jun 13
Utah Blues Festival

It's the 1st Annual Utah Blues Festival (formerly known as the six year running RnB Rendezvous).  A blues music festival featuring 8 Utah bands and 2 national headliners.

Jun 13
Kill Paris

Kill Paris will be out on tour this summer supporting his new album, Galaxies Between Us. Check him out live with guest Louis Futon at The Depot!

Jun 13
38th Utah Asian Festival

The Utah Asian communities invite you to celebrate 2015 Utah Asian Festival. Come enjoy a pageantry of performance, exhibits, Asian marketplace, arts and crafts and food from various Asian communities represented by Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Tibetan and Vietnamese. It's fun and free admission for everyone!

Special events include 10 a.m. - Children's Fashion Show; 10:30 a.m. - Little Apple Dance; 11 a.m. - Countries Cookoff; Noon - National Anthem by Joseph Buenaflor and Lion Dance; 12:30 to 5 p.m. - Cultural performances; 5 to 7 p.m. - Asian Pop Dancing / Fun Dress and Cosplay encouraged.

Our spotlight country is Japan and children will be celebrating Year of Ram in the activity center.

Jun 14
Sage Francis

Sage Francis is widely considered one of our generationâ??s greatest lyricists. His career derives mainly from gifted wordplay which creates vivid narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but since it often derives from an accumulation of public disdain and personal turmoil, itâ??s more about storming the castle than about watching the throne.

Jun 13 - Jun 14
7th Annual Brewfest

Eighteen local and national breweries will each be sampling 3-5 of their finest brews.

May 29 - Jun 15
Footloose

Riverton Arts Council presents Footloose.  One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher.  Come see this dynamic musical with its rockinâ?? rhythm and Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score as it hits the stage in Riverton.

Jun 16
Cooder - White - Skaggs

In a most exceptional pairing, master multi-instrumentalists Ry Cooder along with bluegrass and county pioneer, Ricky Skaggs, come alive on stage to deliver a revelatory program of blues, gospel and bluegrass. They are joined by Skagg’s wife Sharon White,one of the purest voices in country music, Joachim Cooder on drums, and Mark Fain on bass.

Jun 20
Discovery Gateway Children's Festival

Celebrate the arrival of summer in Downtown SLC at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Festival! There will be activities for kids of all ages including face painting, balloon art, science demos, art experiences, prize giveaways and much more!

Discovery Gateway is proud to partner with the Utah Foster Care Foundation’s annual Chalk Art Festival, by planning both events to coincide on the same day!

Bring the whole family to enjoy the beautiful chalk art alongside entertainment featuring local cultural and youth performance groups at the museum!

All activities at Discovery Gateway are $5 for members, $10 for non-members; the Chalk Art Festival is free and open to the public. Tickets available online at DiscoveryGateway.org, in advance at the museum or on the day of the event.

 

Jun 20
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss

Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station.

Jun 20
Zoo Unbirthday

Celebrate all the animals at the Zoo Unbirthday celebration. See special celebrations for some of the oldest animals, like Dari, the oldest African elephant in North America! Dari will be presented with a special cake at 10:30 am, followed by Free Pie from Village Inn. There will also be crafts for the kids, Learn to keep a beat with the Drum Bus, see an animal themed puppet show with Kipper Brothers, and get your geek on with FantasyCon.

 

May 29 - Jun 21
Art At The Main

Gardens inspire us. They are joyful, tranquil, and often filled with surprises. They represent the character of those who plant and cultivate them. So, too, does the work of artists who capture the garden’s essence through realistic details or those who express their feelings in a more abstract way.

Art at the Main Gallery, featuring only Utah artists will exhibit garden interpretations at the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center Art Gallery. The exhibit will include paintings created in oil, water color, acrylic, collage, and will include pieces sculptured in glass and clay.

Come browse the paintings, pottery, and glass created by the sixteen cooperative artists from Art at the Main. The show will celebrate our gardens, and all art will be for sale. Take a piece of art home to enjoy for your own inspiration.

Jun 21
Father's Day at Snowbird

Celebrate Dad at Snowbird this year!

Father's Day Brunch and Live Music at The Atrium - 10:30am - 3pm

Father's Day BBQ Celebrations on the Plaza Deck - 11am - 7pm 
 

 

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Family Skiing: 3 Resorts For Young Skiers And Snowboarders

Published: 11/13/2012
By Kristen Lummis, Huffington Post Travel -- Looking for a resort off the beaten path this winter? Maybe your kids really rip and you're looking for a fun challenge? Maybe you've got tiny tots who want to ride like mom and dad? Or maybe you're looking for a skiing-centric family retreat for a day or a weekend?

Here are three resorts that have recently caught my eye. They're not necessarily big names, but they offer big fun, even if you're really little.
 
Brighton, Utah:

For more than 75 years, Utah families have learned to ski at Brighton. Known as the locals' mountain for Salt Lake City, Brighton has a relaxed, mellow vibe, notable in a state known for its chill skiing culture.

This doesn't mean the skiing is easy. Situated at the end of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton sits in an alpine bowl and serves up plenty of challenging runs. Intermediate terrain is accessible from all areas of the mountain, with several beginner runs heading down from the top as well. As if that's not enough, Brighton has gated access to side and backcountry terrain, as well as the only terrain park, halfpipe and night skiing in the Cottonwood Canyons.

"I've stuck with Brighton because it has a little bit of everything," explains Jared Winkler, who learned to ski on the mountain. "There is big mountain stuff and fun family stuff. You can come here and turn your kids loose."

Parking is free and close in. Brown bag lunches are encouraged, as is tailgating. Even the Brighton Lodge is relaxed. An historic building from the 1950s, there are no TVs in the rooms. In the evening guests gather in the foyer to play games and hang out by the fire.
 
More than a family resort, Brighton is a family retreat. Not quite a step back in time (what with high-speed quads and modern on-mountain features), Brighton is more a step out of time, where you can turn off your phone, focus on your family and simply ski.

Mad River Glen, Vermont:

Mention Mad River Glen and the immediate response is "Ski It If You Can." Known for difficult terrain, Mad River has plenty of green and blue runs, as well as a dedicated area for beginners called Birdland. Still, the excitement at Mad River lies in the challenge, and Mad River Glen has a challenge for your kids.

Modeled after the resort's popular adult Triple Crown, the Junior Triple Crown kicks off on January 12 with an unconventional terrain competition. Judges evaluate competitors based on line choice, aggressiveness, degree of difficulty and skill. The mogul challenge takes place on February 16. March 1 is the date for the vertical contest. Competitors will spend the day skiing Chute and Lift Line as many times as they can.
 
While all this sounds pretty hardcore, resort rep Eric Friedman stresses that the event is all about having fun and is open to all kids 15 and under.

"Last year we had kids as young as three competing," he tells me. "Mad River Glen is a family ski area. The only difference between us and some other resorts is that many of the parents who come here rip and they want their kids to rip, too."
 
Sierra-at-Tahoe, California:

Little rippers don't just come on skis, nor do their parents. If you ride, check out the Burton Star Wars Experience at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Designed for children ages 3-6, this interactive learning center combines topnotch snowboard instruction with fantasy fun.

Young riders start indoors at the Padawan Center, practicing balance training. Once they've got that down, they blast outside to Yoda's Riglet Park where they ride their boards using Burton's Riglet Reel. The reel allows coaches to tow the board and helps develop balance and control quickly. When they've got these skills down, its time to move on to one of the five magic carpets on the mountain.
 
Whether you're on a snowboard or on skis, Sierra-at-Tahoe is "the place to learn," according to Communications Manager Steve Hemphill. "We're all about progression, whether you're a first-timer or someone who skis all the time."

Other amenities available at Sierra include sculpted terrain that helps novice skiers and riders (of all ages) ease in and out of turns and get the feel of edging. There is a full progression of terrain parks, a superpipe and a boardercross course. And, of course, the resort offers plenty of green, blue and black runs, as well as tree skiing and gated backcountry terrain.
 
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