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Mar 29
Dark Star Orchestra

Come jam out to your favorite Dead tunes when Dark Star Orchestra swing into The Depot.

Mar 28 - Mar 29
2015 Chocolate and Cheese Festival

Fine food is found at the intersection of nature and culture and locally made food along the Wasatch Front is flourishing. The Museum is hosting the best local producers and purveyors of chocolate and cheese for this two-day extravaganza. They are also featuring a few special out-of-town guests. 

You'll have the opportunity to purchase delicious chocolate and cheese at the festival as well as enjoy demos, workshops, tastings and hands-on activities.

Mar 31
The Ting Tings

Check out British duo The Ting Tings,  touring in support of their new album, Super Critical. Kane Holler will also perform.

Mar 29 - Apr 1
Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding Clinics with Utah

Join guides from Utah Mountain Adventures for a 3-day/4-night Backcountry Clinic Package. Safe travel while skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry is a must and this three-day course teaches skiers and snowboarders the fundamentals during three full days of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The course teaches avalanche awareness, beacon rescue, safe route selection, efficient uphill travel with climbing skins on skis and split snowboards, and downhill skiing and snowboarding technique, while experiencing legendary Wasatch backcountry touring. Participants will enjoy the warmth, convenience, and fine dining at the Alta Lodge after each day in the backcountry. Must be at least age 14 to participate. Guide to client ratio is 1:3. Equipment is available for rent.* Participants may want to come a day or two early to ski at Alta to acclimate before the three-day clinic begins.

Ability Level

should be able to ski or snowboard on non-groomed snow
should exercise routinely and enjoy hiking.

The package includes:

three days guided backcountry instruction and touring
four nights of lodging with breakfast and dinner daily
three backcountry touring lunches
yoga class (optional)

*Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) equipment can only be rented to participants who are being guided by UMA guides.

UMA guides can deliver and adjust this gear for participants:

Alpine touring skis, poles and skins:$40 plus tax
Split-snowboard, skins and poles:$50 plus tax
Skins only:$10 plus tax
Snowshoes and poles:$15 plus tax

For questions about the seminar, please contact UMA directly at 801-550-3986 or e-mail uma@utahmountainadventures.com

Arrival: March 29
Departure: April 2
 

Apr 2
The Preatures

The Preatures are a five-piece rock band from Sydney, Australia. Fronted by Isabella 'Izzi' Manfredi on vocals and keys, alongside Gideon Bensen on vocals and guitar, lead guitarist Jack Moffitt, Tom Champion on bass, and Luke Davison on drums.

Apr 4
French Wines and Cheese

Our wine educator is a lover of fine wines and specialty cheeses. She also is a lover of France, so we took all those topics and combines them into this fabulous affair.  Sheral Schowe does not just love French wines she is so passionate about them she is French Wine Scholar certified. She knows every grape, all the processes, and most importantly all the tastes that make these wines so amazing. Join us for a knight full of cheese, wine, and most importantly the knowledge of French wines.

Apr 6
Ratatat

Ratatat (Mike Stroud and Evan Mast) are pleased to announce the release of LP4 through XL Recordings on June 8, 2010. LP4 is the follow up to LP3 which was released to worldwide critical acclaim in July 2008.

The album, their fourth for XL, was conceived following the prolific LP3 recording sessions at Old Soul Studios, in rural upstate New York and much of the album was ultimately was recorded there as well. And while the albums were born in the same studio LP4 is by no means an extension of its predecessor. The band describe LP4 as a 'weirder' listen than LP3, with a much braver approach to the arrangements. Ratatat incorporated even more sounds and instruments into the mix on this album, working for the first time with a full string section, which they recorded at Glassworks Studios in Manhattan.

The album also features a number of spoken word interludes, one taken from Werner Herzog's 1977 film 'Stroszek' in which the lead character Bruno S describes the keyboards he owns. The other samples are all courtesy of Linda Manz, the child actress who achieved cult status on the back of her debut appearance in Terence Mallick’s 1978 classic ‘Days of Heaven’. She went on to star in ‘The Wanderers’ and ‘Out of the Blue’, before disappearing for many years to resurface briefly in Harmony Korine’s ‘Gummo’.

While trying to clear the spoken word sample from ‘Days of Heaven’, Evan unexpectedly ended up on the phone with Linda herself. The call resulted in a trip to Linda's house, where he recorded an interview with her, excerpts from which make up the remaining vocal snippets.

Since the release of LP3 the band has toured relentlessly playing shows as far away as Vietnam, China and Cambodia, and selling out bigger venues than ever before. Ratatat's US touring ended with two sold out nights at New York's Terminal 5, playing to over 6,000 people.

The period in between albums also saw Ratatat’s sideline in hip-hop production develop from a hobby into mainstream commercial success, with two tracks featured on Kid Cudi's debut album. One of these tracks was the single 'Pursuit of Happiness', which the band performed live on Letterman with Cudi in September of 2009.

Apr 6
Punch Brothers

Don't miss the Punch Brothers live at The Depot.

Apr 9
Beer & Ballet - Spring 2015 Edition

Enjoy craft beer from Epic Brewing Company, light appetizers, and a special sneak preview of a Ballet West performance.

Hurry. Tickets are limited!
$40 advance, $50 at the door

7:00 PM - Food and drinks in the lobby
8:15 PM - Performance
9:00 PM - Drinks continue in the lobby

Price includes drink tickets; Non-alcoholic beverages available
Photo ID required

For tickets call 801.869.6964 or purchase online at balletwest.org/events/beer-ballet-spring-2015

Apr 11
The Used

Rock out with The Used when their tour with guests Every Time I Die, Marmozets and The Eeries hits In The Venue.

Apr 10 - Apr 11
Daphnis and Chloe

Utah Symphony in concert with Utah Symphony Chorus perform Ravel Daphnis et Chloé.  Also on program are Debussy, Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun and Stravinsky, Symphony in Three Movements.  Thierry Fischer, Conducting.

Apr 7 - Apr 12
Once

ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

Apr 13
Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks

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

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 20
Salt Lake Bees vs Sacramento River Cats

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Sacramento River Cats at Spring Mobile Ballpark!

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GOED Announces New Managing Director at the Utah Office of Tourism

Published: 01/11/2013
Salt Lake City, Utah – Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced today that Vicki Varela has been selected as the new managing director of Tourism, Film and Global Branding at the Utah Office of Tourism (UOT), an agency of GOED.  The announcement was made during a regularly scheduled Board of Tourism Development meeting.

Ms. Varela is widely known in the Utah business community. One of her most public positions was as spokesperson and deputy chief of staff to Governor Mike Leavitt over an eight year span.  She has been in the
persuasion business for most of her career during which she organized many successful campaigns, including the statewide ballot initiative that positioned Utah to host the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Working behind the scenes, Ms. Varela built brands such as the Kennecott Land Daybreak community and the Prosperity 2020 movement, which is focused on improving Utah’s workforce readiness and educational outcomes.

“We are very pleased that Vicki was willing to step out of her successful career in the private sector; it speaks to the love and passion she has for the State of Utah,” said Spencer Eccles, GOED executive director. “Her extensive strategic communications and branding experience will further enable us to unify the state under a global marketing and branding strategy.”

“Branding Utah is a communicator’s dream.  My role will be to tell the stories that persuade tourists and business leaders alike to make Utah their destination. Yes, for our spectacular sites and business culture, but even more for the intrinsic shift that happens when people experience Utah,” Ms. Varela said. “I am honored to join the Herbert administration to help position Utah on the world stage.”

Ms. Varela will be transitioning into her new role over the next several weeks as she goes through the process of closing Varela Strategic Communications Inc. She will be assuming the position which was left vacant with the recent retirement of long-time managing director Leigh von der Esch.

Ms. Varela is a graduate of Brigham Young University and mother of two adult sons.

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