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Apr 24
Utah Whitewater Film Festival

This will be the 14th annual whitewater film festival. All the money raised will go to the Snake River Fund, www.snakeriverfund.org. We will have both a raffle and a silent auction.

Apr 24
Life at the Speed of Light

 J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JVCI), a not-for-profit, research organization dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental research. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately-held company dedicated to commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global needs. In 1998, Dr. Venter founded Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using new tools and techniques he and his team developed. This research culminated with the February 2001 publication of the human genome in the journal, Science. Dr. Venter and his team at JVCI continue to blaze new trails in genomics. They have sequenced and analyzed hundreds of genomes and created the first self-replicating bacterial cell constructed with synthetic DNA.

In 2010, Dr. Venter and his team at the JCVI successfully constructed the first "synthetic bacterial cell" putting humankind at the threshold of a new phase of biological research, one that is enabling us to go from reading the genetic code (sequencing genomes) to now writing the genetic code for designing new species. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on society, including new methods for chemical and energy production, human health and medical advances, clean water, and new food and nutritional products. Dr. Venter, regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous pioneering advances in genomics, will guide us through this emerging field, detailing its origins, current challenges, and the potential positive advances.

Dr. Venter is a pioneer of the genomics revolution. His work on synthetic biology truly embodies the theme of “pushing the boundaries of life.” Essentially, Venter is seeking to “write the software of life” to create microbes designed by humans rather than only through evolution. The potential benefits and risks of this new technology are enormous. It also requires us to examine, both scientifically and philosophically, the question of “What is life?”

Apr 26
2014 Miller Motorsports Park Season Opener and Car Sho

 Miller Motorsports Park is kicking off their 2014 racing season in style on Saturday, April 26, 2014, with an action-packed day of racing and free admission for everyone!

The day will feature six different kinds of racing, with something for everyone, plus a car show, free hot dogs and drinks (while supplies last) and free zip line rides. Gates open at 8 AM racing all day until 5PM.

Apr 25
Tchaikovsky's Suite No 3

Guest Conductor Andrey Boreyko returns to Abravanel Hall for a concert featuring two contrasting Russian works, written just a few years apart. Tchaikovsky's evocative and balletic 3rd Orchestral Suite was originally intended as a symphony while Rimsky-Korsakov's uplifting Russian Easter Overture celebrated the musical history of Russian Orthodoxy. Messiaen's gorgeous mediations on the ascension of Christ complete the program. - See more at: http://www.utahsymphony.org/concerts/item/890-tchaikovskys-suite-no-3#sthash.2vw1Qu10.dpuf

Apr 26
Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver

Professional Soccer:  The battle between Real Salt Lake and Vancouver is held at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Apr 22
War Horse

“War Horse” tells the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, which has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. In a tale that the Sunday Express said is “…both epic and intimate,” and “absolutely guaranteed to move the heart,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.

“War Horse” is filled with stirring music and songs, and at the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. “The puppetry is nothing short of miraculous,” according to The Times of London.

Apr 29
Ingrid Michaelson

Spend an evening with Ingrid Michaelson when she brings her tour in support of her upcoming album, Lights Out, with guests Storyman and The Alternate Routes at Saltair.

May 1
Ellie Goulding

Be at Saltair when Ellie Goulding brings her tour with special guest Rudimental to town.

May 3
Holi Festival of Colors SLC

Great Mantra Bands, DJ's, Top Yoga Teachers, Dance, Hourly Color Throws, Cuisine, Free Hugs, & Lotsa Love.
Ancient Tradition

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Though liquid colors are used in India (where it’s warm) we prohibit them, as we don’t want anyone to catch cold on account of the festival. Dry is better for photographs as well.

Modern Adaptation

Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the Gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son’s ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. Her effigy is consumed in the fire!

Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of colored powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.

The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!

May 3
2014 Live Green SLC! Festival

Showcasing a full spectrum of sustainable green products, services and ideas from cutting edge renewable technologies to everyday solutions that can be implemented in the home. At this outdoor event, held in the beautiful downtown Library Plaza, attendees will enjoy features such as interactive and educational exhibits, local and organic foods and goods, live auctions, a children’s area, eco-carnival games, music, entertainment and much more.

May 2
Salt Lake Bees vs Reno Aces

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

May 6
Fu Manchu

Catch Fu Manchu when they bring their Spring USA Invasion Tour supporting their new album, Gigantoid, to In The Venue .

May 14
Nickel Creek

See Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek when they perform live with guests The Secret Sisters at Kingsbury Hall.

May 16
Morrissey

Don't miss the chance to see Morrissey when he performs live with special guest Kristeen Young at Kingsbury Hall!

May 10
Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio

The opera that put Mozart's name on the European cultural map.

The Abduction from the Seraglio tells of a fair damsel who, like most operatic damsels, finds herself in great distress! Will the dashing nobleman rescue her from her Turkish keepers and the powerful ruler who desires to possess her? Or will the true lovers die in the attempt?

After a season filled with passion, drama, and grandeur, Utah Opera ends the season with something light and fun. Mozart's incomparable skill for vocal melody and dramatic tension are on full display in this exotic, colorful production that you're guaranteed to love.

May 16
Living Traditions Festival

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to present the Living Traditions Festival, a celebration of traditional folk and ethnic arts. Living Traditions brings people together to honour the diversity and cultural traditions of our community. Local ethnic artists—craftspeople, dancers, musicians and community groups—provide the framework for the Festival.

May 16
Ballet West's Innovations 2014
Since its inception, Ballet West's Innovations has become a platform for up-and-coming American choreographers and a fascinating exploration into new and cutting edge artistic territory. This year's Innovations 2014 will spotlight three new creations by Ballet West artists to be announced, and world premieres by Philadelphia-based choreographer Matthew Neenan and Ballet West Principal Artist Christopher Ruud.
Apr 24
Peter Pan

Fly away with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook as J.M. Barrie's magical, musical fairytale of the "Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" is cleverly re-imagined for the Hale Center Theater Orem stage! A favorite for children of all ages. Come back to Neverland, and remember what it's like to pretend!

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New Business Openings in Downtown Salt Lake City

Published: 01/22/2013

Updated January 2013

OPENING SOON:
-By the Glass - A winebar and small plate restaurant by the owners of Café Molise is scheduled to open in the former Speakeasy location at 63 West 100 South as soon as they have a liquor license. In the meantime it will serve as overflow /waiting area for Café Molise.
-Grilla Bites – Natural & organic soups, salads and sandwiches, opening on Gallivan Ave., projected opening in late January.
-A third restaurant with a fine dining concept is under negotiation for the remaining Gallivan Plaza retail space on Gallivan Ave.
-Pizza from Scratch - A wood-fired pizza restaurant has been announced for the retail space in the lower level of the Wells Fargo parking structure on Gallivan Ave. Projected to open in June or July.
-Good Dog, a gourmet hot dog eatery is opening in the former Quiznos location at 30 E. Broadway this winter.
-Bistro 222 – a new Italian bistro from the owner of Tuscany is opening in the street level of the 222 S Main building is opening in March.
-Sonny Bryan’s –This BBQ restaurant is second offering by the owner of Tuscany and is also opening in the ground level of the 222 S Main building in March.
-City Creek Center announced more stores opening by spring 2013: Albion Apparel, Alex & Ani and Microsoft along with two new restaurants, Johnny Rockets and BRIO Tuscan Grille. CCC reports that they will be 98% occupied at that point.
-Neumont University, a leading computer tech school has announced that it will be opening a Salt Lake campus in the in the former Tribune Building at 143 S. Main Street. Renovations are underway with occupancy scheduled for early next summer. There will be 400 students at this Main St. campus and over 80 students living in on-site student housing.
-Dickey’s BBQ – Opening on the corner of 100 and Main in the Crandall building- Date TBA

2013 JUST OPENED:
-Bangkok Terrace – Thai restaurant, opened on Gallivan Ave., January 13th
-The owner of EVA’s opened new bakery cafe called Boulangerie in the former Vasuvio’s location at 155 S. Main the second week of January
-Loft Café –Opened a second location at 248 E. 100 South in the former Nostalgia Coffee Shop location offering gourmet crepes and coffee in January
-Smoked Out Ink – Tattoo parlor opened at 262 South Main St. in early January in the former ATG Wireless location

2012 OPENINGS:
-CUAC – (formerly Central Utah Art Center) moved downtown from Ephraim. Located at 175 E 200 South, it opened in December.
-Apple Spice Bakery & Café opened inside the Wells Fargo building at 299 South Main on the second floor in the former Fresh Aire Café location in December.
-Café Shambala took over the former Everest Tibetan restaurant location at 123 E 200 South in December.
-NATA Gallery- “Not a” gallery—is also a “pop-up” restaurant exhibiting local artists that opened in early December at 29 East 400 South in December in the former House Gallery location. Nata holds three private, interactive dinners a month at the gallery.
-Valter’s Osteria – Valter Nassi has purchased the former Metropolitan Restaurant at 173 West and opened a new Tuscan-style Italian restaurant which opened on November 16th.
-Red Queen Book Arts - A book arts gallery, opened at 171 East Broadway in November.
-La Jolla Groves – a restaurant serving healthy American cuisine just opened the first weekend of November in the former McGraths space at The Gateway.
-Malawi’s Pizza – restaurant serving Pizza’s, salads & pasta, also opened the first week of November at The Gateway in the former Tilt Arcade space.
-The Pink Flamingo Beauty Bar & Barber – opened at 353 West 200 South in October.
-The Shred Shed – An all ages music venue and art gallery featuring all types of music each weekend opened at 60 E. Exchange Place in October.
-City Creek Center had several new stores opened the last quarter of 2012: Apple, Athleta, Aveda, Anthropologie, True Religion Brand Jeans, West Elm, The Art of Shaving and Sprint
-Starbucks – opened a new flagship location on Main St. in the ground level of Crandall Building on the corner of 100 South Main on September 29th.
-Zest Kitchen & Bar, opened in mid-September at 275 South 200 West in the former Hapa Taqueria location. Offering healthy cuisine, organic wines & beers, fresh, hand crafted drinks.
-Vivace (a.k.a. Veloce) , a new quick-serve Italian restaurant from the same owners of Cucina Toscana finally opened on the corner of 300 West & 300 South in September.
-Co2 Café – restaurant opened in the former Deseret Lounge space at 323 South Main St. on Aug 29th.
-Wingers Roadhouse Cafe– opened in late August on the street level of the new Questar building at 333 State St.
-Lenny’s Subs – A new sandwich shop opened in late August at 35 East Broadway.
-Blickenstaff’s - Vintage toy and candy shop, opened at The Gateway mid-August near the Olympic Fountain.
-Called to Surf – A store selling modest swimwear and activewear for water related sports opened at The Gateway mid-August near the Olympic Fountain.
-The Loft Café – coffee and crepes, opened at 328 West 200 South in early August in the lower level of the Westgate office Building.
-Chalk Garden Co-Op opened in the former See’s Candies space in the Crandall building on the corner of 100 South Main on August 1st.
-The Tasting Room – a new event venue and also the new location of Culinary Crafts catering company opened in mid June at 357 West 200 South.
-The Peery Hotel reopened the restaurant space in the former Christopher’s Steakhouse location as the Squeezebox in mid April at 110 West 300 South.
-Urban Vintage Antiques opened this summer at 221 East Broadway in the former Slowtrain Records location.
-Mololo Greenhouse and Nursery opened in late April in the former Global Village space at 361 West 400 South across from Pioneer Park.
-Eborn Books – 254 S. Main, moving to former Sam Wellers location, Coffee Garden is staying.
-Shapiro Luggage – moved back downtown into the US Bank building at 170 S. Main St.
-Manhattan Finds – Upscale consignment shop, opening in the former Souvenir Stop location at 149 S. Main St. – opened March 22.
-The former AJ’s Quik Mart on the 300 Main St. moved next door to a new location last month and renamed the store Main St. Market.
-The Gateway – Several new merchants opened in March: Bettie Page, Epic Board Shop, Francesca’s Collection and G-Star Raw
-City Creek Center – Opened Thursday, March 22, see full list here: http://www.shopcitycreekcenter.com/directory
-Questar moved operations into their new building at 333 S. State in late March.
-Mountain America Credit Union – moved into the retail level of the new Questar Building in mid March.
-Pallet - Contemporary American Bistro – 237 West 400 South next to The Rose Est. coffee shop, opening in mid-February.
-HARMONS – Opened Feb 15th on the corner of State St. and 100 South.
-Ray’s Barber Shop – Opened a second location at 154 S. Main in early March.
-10,000 Villages – Featuring fair-trade products from 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, opened at 120 South Main on Feb 6th.
-The Doused Shop – exclusive name brand “streetwear” opened at 353 West 200 South in January.
-Metro Bistro – coffee shop & café in the lower level of the Metro Condos at 350 South 200 East, opened mid January.
-Pebbles & Twiggs – Furniture consignment store opened in January in the former Zim’s location at 150 S. State Street.
-Plum Alley- a new Asian inspired restaurant by the owner of Copper Onion in the former Sicilia Pizza location at 221 East Broadway – opened in January.
-Roula’s Café – Moved from the Questar building into former T’s Grill location in the lobby of the Ken Garff building at the corner of 400 South Main St.


Compiled by:
Camille Winnie
, Director of Community and Business Relations
Downtown Alliance 
of Salt Lake City
camille@downtownslc.org

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