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Mar 4
CUAC Gallery Concert

Local Classical Guitarist Gabino Flores will perform a solo recital in the CUAC gallery. Come out and support live music, local talent, and your local contemporary art gallery by attending these monthly concerts.  Free refreshments will be served at intermission.

Mar 5
Leo Libations

Wine and Pizza

Whether you favor thin crust cheesy pizza, white pizza with truffles or a traditional deep dish style with all the toppings, a perfect bottle of wine can elevate your pizza experience. The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jim Santangelo will show you how to select wine to perfectly compliment the aroma, flavors and texture of your favorite pizza and Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will share some of her favorite, most delicious creations

Mar 5
Leo Libations

Wine and Pizza

Whether you favor thin crust cheesy pizza, white pizza with truffles or a traditional deep dish style with all the toppings, a perfect bottle of wine can elevate your pizza experience. The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jim Santangelo will show you how to select wine to perfectly compliment the aroma, flavors and texture of your favorite pizza and Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will share some of her favorite, most delicious creations

Mar 6
Municipal Ballet Co and Holy Water Buffalo

Salt Lake City's Municipal Ballet Co. and local rock band Holy Water Buffalo present "Oh Yeah," an evening of live music and ballet like you've never seen it before.

Mar 7
Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that - as Glass puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. "What makes it work," says Glass "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly funny storytellers without words."

Mar 6 - Mar 7
Andre Watts plays Beethoven 5

André Watts performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") with Utah Symphony.  Also on program are two Copland works, Fanfare for the Common Man and Symphony No. 3.  Hugh Wolff conducts.

Mar 7
Kongos

Check out the Kongos when their Lunatic Tour 2015 with special guests Sir Sly and Colony House hits the stage.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Limited VIP Packages Including Meet and Greet/Photo, Private Acoustic Performance, Exclusive Merchandise and More On-Sale Wednesday November 5th at 10:00 a.m.

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 Friday's 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 Utah’s curfew law any ALL AGES show has to be over by 11 o’clock P.M. on weekday's 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)

Mar 6 - Mar 8
Wasatch Powder Keg

The 13th annual Wasatch Powder Keg backcountry race will be held at Brighton Ski Resort. The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength, and endurance for any backcountry skier. This year we will feature 3 races and racers have the option of doing any individual race or all 3 races.  
There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the Saturday and Sunday races at the Milly Chalet. For 2015, the Powder Keg will also be part of Vertfest.

Mar 10
Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the New York Knicks.

Mar 12
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets

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

Mar 12
The Infamous Stringdusters

* This is a 21 and older event *

The Infamous Stringdusters return to Park City Live for their 2015 Tour!!

Dismiss Labels. Forget trying to fit into a scene. Just relax and play your songs.

That emcompasses the prevailing spirit of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists, The Infamous Stringdusters. The band released their latest album, Let it Go on April 1st of this year on the band's own High Country Recordings. The album finds the band on firm footing, at ease with an evolving sound that defies categorization. It's acoustic music, sure, but not the king you'll hear from any other band. Roots can be traced, but boundaries don't exist.

The Infamous Stringdusters have proven that they can both mine the past and look forward to the unknown. The group's new album is a touchstone for the tightly bonded musicians, who are both completely comfortable with themselves individually and in their collective identity. Perhaps the sentiment is best summarized through five joined voices in the mountaintop gospel-hued title track: "If it's worry you've been feeling over things you can't control, it's time to let it go."

Mar 8 - Mar 12
Alta Women's Intermediate-Advanced Ski Camps

Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women's Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School's instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. You’ll be in a fun environment where you can challenge yourself, improve your technique and meet some new ski buddies. During the three-day camp, participants can expect to improve their skiing ability and skiing confidence so they can advance to exploring Alta’s legendary terrain.

"I thought the instruction was exceptional. All instructors were friendly, enthusiastic, supportive and fun to be around." - Martha F. 2008

The group camaraderie starts the first night when we meet for dinner the evening before the on-the-hill session begins. During that time, you’ll get the info on the newest women specific skis so we can help you pick the right skis for you. Off the hill, we'll meet for après ski, dinners and breakfasts. In your spare time, relax….you can take a sauna or hot tub, or schedule an in-room massage.

"I met many great women from all over who love to ski!" - Susan I. 2010

For women age 18 and older, this intensive clinic is designed for the intermediate through advanced level skier who is ready for new challenges in ski terrain and conditions, such as Alta’s famous powder snow.

Ability level: You should be comfortable on blue runs, ready to venture on to ungroomed or steeper terrain.

Arrival: March 8
Departure: March 12

Includes:

four nights lodging, breakfasts and dinner
three full days of ski instruction
three days of lift tickets: 2 Alta, 1 Alta/Snowbird
high end demo skis; boots available if needed
yoga class (optional)

Mar 13
Jason Mraz

Enjoy an acoustic evening with Jason Mraz and special guest Raining Jane at Abravanel Hall.

Tickets are on sale now!

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 all ArtTix locations, charge by phone 801-355-ARTS or toll free at 1-888-451-ARTS, online at ArtTix.org and at the Abravanel Hall box office

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

Mar 13
Young Dubliners

Get into the St. Patty's Day spirit when the Young Dubliners bring their Celtic rock to The Depot. Swagger will open.

Mar 13
Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique

In The Venue will be hoppin' when Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique - The People's Champion Tour hits town. Don't miss out!

Mar 13
Andrey Gugnin in Concert

Andrey Gugnin, 2014 Bachauer Gold Medalist & Audience Favorite, returns from Moscow as the penultimate guest artist of the 2014-15 Paul Pollei Commemorative Concert Series.

The concert will feature the twelve technically revolutionary Transcendental Etudes of Hungarian virtuoso Franz Liszt alongside a transcription of the lively Scherzo from Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony. Andrey will also be performing the stormy Six Pictures from Armenian composer Arno Babajanyan, and the poetic Petite Suite by French composer Jacques Ibert.

Mar 14
Burton Party In Your Park

Party In Your Park – Three teams, creative features and a whole lot of good times. Smoothest style, hardest charger and working as a team could get you a prize!

Mar 13 - Mar 15
Mamma Mia!

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!

 

Mar 5 - Mar 15
A/Version Of Events

Experience Matthew Ivan Bennett’s "A/Version Of Events" directed by Christy Summerhays – a claustrophobic road trip about healing at different speeds, getting trapped in the wrong memories, and finding out whether we can ever outrun ourselves.

Mar 17
Discovery Gateway's ZAP Free Day

Thank you to the voters of Salt Lake County for supporting Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP)! All annual Family Memberships will be $10 off during this one-day-only event. 

Mar 17
Utah Symphony: Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf

Join a young boy on his adventure into the woods to save his animal friends from the wolf. This timeless tale will charm and delight your family with all the different sounds and instruments in the orchestra.

Mar 17
Greensky Bluegrass

Don't miss your chance to see the five-piece American bluegrass band, Greensky Bluegrass when they come to Park City Live on March 17th. As newcomers to the bluegrass scene, the band drew upon an array of influences and varied musical backgrounds to record their first album. The band won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2006, earning them a spot on the main stage of the 2007 festival. Soon thereafter they released their second studio album and have since released their third and fourth. 

Mar 7 - Mar 22
The Lego Monument Tour

10 Breathtaking large scale LEGO models of American icon landmarks will be on exhibit.  Featured landmarks will include: The U.S. Capitol Building, White House, Surpreme Court Building,  Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, The Liberty bell and The Old North Church.  Guests are invited to participate in hands-on LEGO building activities and learn about American history.  This event is the only LEGO event in Utah!

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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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