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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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House speaker backs convention center hotel

Published: 02/06/2014
 

After a bill to fund a convention center hotel in downtown Salt Lake City fell just short of legislative approval last session, House Speaker Becky Lockhart challenged Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams to devise a megahotel plan that helps the whole state, not just the capital city. He apparently has.

Lockhart joined other legislative, business and community leaders Wednesday in endorsing a soon-to-appear bill that will lend state financial aid to the privately led development of a headquarters hotel adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center.

"I'm honored to lend my support to this visionary venture," said the Provo Republican in a news conference from the Sky Bridge linking City Creek Center's shops east and west of Main Street.

She voted against the measure last session, when it fell three votes short of passage on the session's final night

What secured Lockhart's backing now is a provision - in a bill that will be introduced later this week - that sets aside funding for promotional materials that can be distributed in advance to people attending conventions in Salt Lake City, encouraging them to lengthen their trips and visit other Utah attractions.

As an example, an "Experience Utah" video produced by the Utah League of Cities & Towns was shown, touting all that the state has to offer.

"This shows the never-ending ways to explore Utah," Lockhart said, calling the tourism-generating connection to convention-center funding "an agenda for action."

Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said the bill will be unveiled in the House later this week and that Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, will be its Senate sponsor.

As last year, this new version envisions joint contributions by the state, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City to the construction of public-meeting facilities within a privately financed hotel of 800 to 1,200 rooms. Its total cost is projected at $335 million.

Wilson said the new bill puts a $75 million cap on the public investment - $25 million by each government - and specifies the hotel itself will be funded privately, with the developer qualifying for tax rebates once the hotel is generating new revenues.

About 5 percent of the revenue that could go toward those rebates will be diverted to the tourism-promotion effort, McAdams added.

That initiative should alleviate the concerns of rural lawmakers, he said, insisting again Wednesday that a megahotel will not hurt existing downtown hotels - as claimed by the Utah Taxpayers Association and Sinclair Oil, owner of the Grand America and Little America hotels.

McAdams contends the headquarters hotel will enable Visit Salt Lake to book more conventions at the Salt Palace, compensating existing hoteliers for business lost in competition to the megahotel.

Jordan Garn, executive director of the Utah Hotel & Lodging Association, said his member hotels - including Sinclair's - don't think that will be the case.

Their impact study (with the taxpayers association) indicates that in the first five years of the megahotel's operation, existing hotels will lose out on $105 million to the owner of the government-subsidized, 1,000-room hotel.

"We are working tirelessly to see how are concerns can be mitigated," Garn said. "We're disappointed the speaker has decided to support the measure without some sort of mitigation element to it that appreciates the positive impact our hotels have had on the community."

But other downtown business interests back the idea.Salt Lake Chamber President Lane Beattie said the funding formula is sound because the incentives offered to attract a hotel builder are similar to what the Governor's Office of Economic Development provides to other businesses courted by the state."The legislation is consistent with strategies supported by our business community," he said.

Linda Wardell, general manager of City Creek Center, said the proposed hotel would benefit her mall and its stores significantly. Studies show, she added, that shopping is the prime leisure activity of conventioneers, who spend four times more than regular shoppers. Each big convention attracts thousands of visitors, Wardell said, people "who will return home as evangelists for City Creek Center and other parts of Utah."

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