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Apr 18
Salt Lake City Marathon

The Salt Lake City Marathon is set for April 18, 2015 and is the kind of event you need to see to believe. This gorgeous urban race takes you through some of the most iconic parts of downtown Salt Lake and culminates at the finish line between Library and Washington Squares.  There is something for everyone in the family: a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, Kid's Marathon (1k), Bike Tour and the NEW 10k In-Line Skate.

Beautiful? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. And being A Beautiful Challenge is what makes the Salt Lake City Marathon a race you need to see—and run—for yourself. Register today by clicking here.

Apr 17 - Apr 18
Mozart's Jupiter Symphony

Utah Symphony performing works of Hadyn and Mozart, Bernard Labadie, Conducting:

Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551,“Jupiter”
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467   (Benedetto Lupo, Piano)
Hadyn - Overture to The Deserted Island

Apr 10 - Apr 19
Almost Tango

The program begins with George Balanchine’s joyous Square Dance is replete with breathtaking speed and precision from the dancers, the Baroque strains of Vivaldi and Corelli’s music, and the whimsical humor of a live dance caller. Next, the fierce and dynamic revival of William Forsythe’s brilliantly innovative masterpiece In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated is sure to please. The program culminates with the Utah premiere of resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sensual and powerful Almost Tango, specially re-choreographed for Ballet West.

Apr 17 - Apr 20
Salt Lake Bees vs Sacramento River Cats

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Sacramento River Cats at Smith's Ballpark!

Apr 20
KRCL Presents Lord Huron

Catch indie folk band Lord Huron when their tour with guest Leon Bridges rolls into The Depot.

Apr 23
Blue October

Blue October will rock The Depot when they hit town. Go check them out!

Apr 23
The Rise of Enduro

Cycling Utah magazine in conjunction with the Scott Enduro Cup presented by Vittoriahost the Utah premiere of the film, The Rise of Enduro, on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake City. The Rise of Enduro delves into the history and roots of the Enduro format while showcasing the world's most respected riders racing some of the most epic, breathtaking terrain in the world. Several Enduro Cup racers are featured in the film including Curtis Keene, Kyle Warner, and Adam Craig.

"To me, it's the most natural form of mountain bike racing," Jared Graves, current Enduro World Series Leader, describes in the film. "What's cool about Enduro is you've got to keep fighting every stage and give it everything you've got."

On April 23, two screenings of the film will take place at 7:00pm. and 8:30pm. at Brewvies. Tickets cost $7 online before April 23 and $10 at the door the day of. A raffle will take place during each screening with prizes from Scott Sports, Vittoria, The Rise of Enduro and others. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Wasatch Area Freeride Trails Association.

Apr 21 - Apr 24
Salt Lake Bees vs Fresno Grizzlies

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Fresno Grizzlies at Smith's Ballpark!

Apr 23 - Apr 25
Reunion

On the threshold of our 50th Anniversary, this concert will kick off a celebration that will climax during RDT's 2015-2016 season.

Featuring alumni choreographers:

-Linda C. Smith
-Kay Clark
-Tim Wengerd
-Bill Evans
-Lynne Wimmer
-Angie Banchero-Kelleher
-Brent Schneider
-Nicholas Cendese
-Nathan Shaw

Apr 24 - Apr 25
The Midtown Men

Together with the Utah Symphony, stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys reunite to sing some of their favorite '60s hits. They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all time, and now they’re together again - with the Utah Symphony! 

Apr 25
Real Monarchs vs LA Galaxy II

Come see the Real Monarchs as they battle against the LA Galaxy II.

Apr 25
Lightning Bolt

Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. 

Apr 8 - May 3
Mr Perfect

Mr. Perfect tells the tale of four sort-of love stories and asks, “What are the chances?” This romantic comedy centers on Zooey, a quirky flight attendant and romance novel junkie who is on the search for Mr. Perfect. When Zooey happens to meet Jeffery, the narrator of her favorite romance audio books, they end up in the airplane bathroom 32,000 feet over Dayton, Ohio. This sets Zooey on a quest to connect the random events that make up life, hoping to find the meaning of it all.

Apr 10 - May 9
2015 Tulip Festival

Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Also, garden tours and demonstrations are held every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show. Regular Garden admission fees apply. Free admission for Thanksgiving Point Members.

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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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