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Nov 21 - Nov 22
The Mitch Show

RDT will present an evening of dance and dance video from Mitchell Rose, a former choreographer and performance artist, and now a prize-winning filmmaker.
Manically funny, often poignant and always surprising, this interactive one-man show appeals equally to fans of film, theater, dance and comedy.

Nov 22
Orgone

For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up nightclubs and drenching the largest music festivals in the country in sweat. Serving a cold-blooded concoction of deep soul, rare funk and afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA, Orgone's music grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet, and shoves you out onto the dance floor. Tough, sexy, and adventurous, this sonic muscle car shifts through multiple gears from slyly slinky to seismically cinematic, while remaining spacious and uncluttered. eMusic says: "Their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback, and thick as a very particular kind of smoke." For their searing live performances and warm, dirty homegrown recordings, Orgone has been called "One of the heaviest acts we've heard in years" by Dusty Groove America.

Nov 6 - Nov 22
Happy

Happiness. Is it an authentic state of contentment, fulfillment, grace – or merely delusion, self-deception and denial? Wasatch Theatre Company tackles that question in the Utah premiere of playwright Robert Caisley’s Happy. Alfred is happy about his life. He’s happy with his job. He’s happy with his marriage. He’s even happily raising his special needs daughter. However, when his best friend invites him to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control. Join Wasatch and explore the nature of happiness. The show is directed by Jim Martin and features Brian Pilling (Alfred), Alyssa Franks (Eva), George Plautz (Eduardo), and Michelle Lynn Hall (Melinda). Happy opens Thursday, November 6th and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South). There are also 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinees on November 15th and 22nd. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.arttix.org or by calling 1-801-355-2787. “90 wild and intriguing minutes. Caisley’s script is funny, deliberately unnerving, full of smart dialogue and stinging rejoinders.” – The Miami Herald

Nov 24
Maurice Abravanel Visiting Composer Series: Yu-Hui Cha

The Abravanel Visiting Composers Series is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed composer Yu-Hui Chang. Using a contemporary language of diverse harmonic color, inventive timbre and ingenious effects, Chang’s music resonates with professional musicians and general audiences alike. Visiting New York artists of Canyonlands New Music Ensemble will perform Chang’s works alongside pieces by Kagel, Feldman, Kurtág and Berio.

Nov 24
Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Chicago Bulls.

Nov 26
Wild Wednesday

Make your Wednesday WILD!

Utah's Hogle Zoo invites you to enjoy the beauty of nature and the animal kingdom for FREE on Wild Wednesday!

It's our way of saying thank you for your ZAP tax support!

 

 

 

 

Nov 29
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

Dec 4
Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl

On the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah's most well-known watering holes, with a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass included with your registration!

Dec 6
Annual Celebrity Skifest

The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with celebrities for an exciting weekend of skiing, live music, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team .It's considered the premiere network celebrity ski weekend, hosting stars from TV, Film & the Olympic Games, converging on Deer Valley for a magical experience, and to raise money for a good cause.

Dec 3 - Dec 6
Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees - A gift of love - A benefit for Primary Children's Hospital

For 44 years the Festival of Trees has been a "Gift of Love" to Children.  Every penny raised at the Festival of Trees helps children at Primary Children's Hospital.  

Attractions:  Over 700 Trees, Playhouse Plaza, Friendship Cards, Sweet Shoppe, Gift Boutique, Centerpieces and Collectibles, Aisle of Wreaths, Scones and Sweet Rolls, Gingerbread Village, Quilt Block, Elf Emporium, Santa Land, Kids Corner and Entertainment.  

For more information visit www.festivaloftreesutah.org

Dec 5 - Dec 31
The Nutcracker

The New York Times critic called it “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” You’ll call it pure entertainment and a wonderful holiday experience. Join Clara, her magical nutcracker prince and exotic characters from around the world, for the 59th edition of William Christiansen’s The Nutcracker and see why this is the longest-running full production in America.

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Outdoor Retailer to Remain in Salt Lake as Winter OR Show Kicks Off

Published: 01/22/2013

- Salt Lake to Enjoy $160 Million Impact Over Next Four Years -

 

SALT LAKE CITY, January 22, 2013— Nielsen Expositions, owners of the Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter Market trade shows, announced today at the annual Winter OR On-Snow Demo held at Solitude Mountain Resort that Salt Lake will remain the host city for the Outdoor Retailer trade shows through at least 2016. The announcement came following an in-depth search for the ideal location to host these prestigious trade shows; the selection confirms Salt Lake’s standing as the outdoor capital of North America and its relevance as a convention destination.

 

With the announcement of Outdoor Retailer remaining in Salt Lake through at least 2016 comes the fact that Utah’s capital city will enjoy the substantial economic impact the Summer and Winter OR shows bring to the community and state, an estimated $40 million annually. The 2013 OR Winter Market, which begins in earnest Wednesday at the Salt Palace Convention Center and runs through Saturday, is projected to bring more than 20,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to the outdoor industry, generating approximately $18.5 million in total visitor spending to Salt Lake and the state of Utah.*

 

“Our hospitality and convention facilities—located right next to the greatest snow on earth—make Salt Lake County the place, we believe—for Nielsen Expositions and the Outdoor Retailers.  I’m very pleased that the county, the city and the state will continue to reap the economic benefits that come with hosting this prestigious trade show.  I appreciate the effort leading up to this exciting news and thank Nielsen Expositions and the Outdoor Retailers for renewing their commitment to be here.  The future looks bright for everyone involved,” said Mayor McAdams.

 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with Nielsen’s announcement to stay in Salt Lake as we kick off yet another OR show here in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains at Solitude Mountain Resort,” said Scott Beck, president & CEO of Visit Salt Lake. “As host city of the OR shows since 1996, and partners with Nielsen and Outdoor Industry Association to produce excellent shows year in and year out, we genuinely feel our community’s service-first mentality and our unparalleled access to this industry’s proving grounds, the great outdoors, makes Salt Lake the obvious choice for the OR shows.”

 

In Utah, active outdoor recreation continues to fuel tremendous economic growth, contributing $5.8 billion annually to the state’s economy, supporting 65,000 jobs, generating nearly $300 million in annual state tax revenues, and producing nearly $4 billion annually in retail sales and services across Utah, accounting for almost five percent of the Gross State Product. 

 

“Not only do we recognize the enormous financial impact of the two OR trade shows, but we also appreciate how these shows speak to the ‘ethos’ of what our community has to offer the outdoor recreationalist throughout the year,” added Beck. “Of course, with this announcement comes an even greater opportunity and need to continue to look for ways to improve our city as a travel destination, both for trade shows like Outdoor Retailer and for all of our visitors.”

Visit Salt Lake is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. Visit Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, leisure travelers and visitors while being a leader in environmental responsibility. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com.

* Total visitor spending figures are based on surveys of convention delegates conducted by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). Surveys conducted by BEBR over the last five years indicate the average delegate spends $923 while attending a convention in Salt Lake.


- Visit Salt Lake -

 

Contacts:

Karen Boe 801-230-5404 Karen@BoeMarketing.com

Shawn Stinson 801-534-4913 sstinson@visitsaltlake.com 

Alyson Heyrend, Communications Director, Mayor McAdams cell 385-313-4584  AHeyrend@slco.org

 

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