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Oct 2
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!

Oct 4
Coraline

In this stop-motion animation Oscar nominee, curious young Coraline unlocks a door in her family’s home and is transported to a universe that strangely resembles her own—only better. But when her “Other Mother” doesn’t want Coraline to return to reality, our heroine must summon an amazing amount of courage to go home and save her family.

Aug 23 - Oct 4
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Utah's 1st and Only Country Bum

"Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots". The Boot Scootin' Boogie Run is a western themed, cowboy kickin' themed obstacles mud run. So Cowboy Up!! Live Entertainment

Ya'll think playing in the mud is fun? Just imagine playing in mud while romping like a cowboy or cowgirl. The Boot Scootin' Boogie is a western themed, cowboy kickin' themed obstacles mud run.
Get down and dirty in the mud with challenging obstacles, such as:
•Rope wrangling
•Hay mound hopping
•Cattle chutes
•Cowpie slinging
•Fence flinging
•Milky way
•Two step terrain
•Snake in the boot

So shine up those belt buckles and bring your little cowboys and cowgirls. This is going to be a party that even the youngsters don't want to miss.

On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bootscootinboogierun
On Twitter - https://twitter.com/BootScootinRun
On LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/bootscootinboogie
LinkedIn Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Boot-Scootin-Boogie-Run-6553293

Oct 8
This Ain't No Mouse Music

This wonderfully crafted film tells the story of Chris Strachwitz, an American music detective and force behind legendary Arhoolie Records. Strachwitz takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans and Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

Oct 8
Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl

SheJumps.org presents the Salt Lake City premiere of Pretty Faces!

Pretty Faces is the story of a skier girl. A film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a voice and source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated. In Lynsey’s words “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to...I wanted to give them their Blizzard of Ahhh’s, Ski Movie, or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.” 

Athletes scheduled to appear include Lynsey Dyer and Rachael Burks (more to be announced soon!). Connect on Facebook to share and invite your friends.

If your business would like to be a sponsor at this event, please contact claire@shejumps.org.

Oct 9
Elevated Minds Festival: KRS-ONE, Immortal Technique,

Come for the Elevated Mind Festival featuring KRS One, Immortal Technique, Slick Rick, Aceyalone, Myka9, Keith Murrary, RA Scion, Burnell Washburn, Concise Kilgore and DJ Juggy.

Oct 10
Paul Pollei Commemorative Concert Series - Pianist Fai

“...elastic phrasing and hallucinatory poetry.” — Fanfare 

Russian-trained pianist and composer, Faina Lushtak, will inaugurate the 2014-15 Paul Pollei Commemorative Concert Series.

Program: 

Sonata in G major, K. 283: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Scenes from Childhood Op.15: Robert Schumann
Waldesrauschen & Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11: Franz Liszt

Intermission

Sonata No. 3, Op. 28a: Sergei Prokofieff
The Seasons: Peter Tchaikovsky
Sonatina, 5 Preludes, & Old and New: Faina Lushtak

For more information on the Artist and complete Concert Series calendar, visit www.bachauer.com!

Connect with us: Facebook (Gina Bachauer International Foundaiton) and Twitter @bachauerpiano

Oct 10
The New Pornographers

S&S presents The New Pornographers with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart live at the Depot.

Oct 11
Matisyahu

Matisyahu retruns to SLC in support of his latest album, "Akeda". Go check him out live at The Depot!

Oct 11
Real Salt Lake vs San Jose

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

Aug 16 - Oct 12
Oktoberfest

Snowbird's Oktoberfest began in 1973, when two men costumed in leather lederhosen, inspired by the towering mountains that reminded them of their homeland, came to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to play their accordions and sing in their native German tongue. Now – attracting over 60,000 visitors annually – Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers.

Oct 14
Skrillex

Come and watch Skrillex LIVE with GTA, Alesia and more at Saltair. Be there!
Sonny John Moore, better known by his stage name Skrillex, is an electronic dance music producer, DJ and singer-songwriter. 

Oct 18 - Oct 19
Indian Art Market

Celebrate native arts and culture at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Indian Art Market is a juried show featuring the work of regional native artists. Over 20 selected artists will display and sell their original work ranging from jewelry, beadwork, sculpture, painting and more. Meet the artists, learn about contemporary Indian arts and tribal culture and take home something new and unique to add to your collection.

Browse the work of 20+ native artists in a variety of media: painting, jewelry, sculpture, beadwork and more.

Experience native sounds: drum circle and live flute music.

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Powder Up in Utah

Published: 01/28/2013

By Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

For many skiing New Yorkers, an expedition to the slopes involves a major decision: north or west?

Most of those who pass on the long drive to Vermont end up flying to Colorado. But here’s the thing: If you’re going to get on a plane, you might as well head to Utah. The resorts around Salt Lake City compensate for the pricier airfare (about $350 on average for a nonstop vs. $200 to Denver) and the extra hour in the air with fantastic snow in fantastic quantities — minus the lift lines that plague Colorado’s Vail and Breckenridge.

Rather than glitzy Park City — the third-priciest North American ski town, according to TripAdvisor — you should head to the smaller Cottonwood Canyon resorts, all within 35 minutes of the Salt Lake City airport. That part of the Wasatch Range gets more of the fluffy white stuff without the prices and crowds, and each locale has a distinct identity: There’s truly one for everyone.

Alta

Best for: Ski purists

True to unassuming form, this family-run resort recently celebrated its 75th anniversary with a special-edition beer and a homey torchlight parade. Tucked in at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Alta (alta.com) just doesn’t care about showing off. A day pass maxes out at $75 ($99 for an Alta/Snowbird combo), and people go there not to flash fancy outfits but to ski — and ski only. Snowboarders are off-limits. Alta’s vertical drop is only about 2,000 feet, but the varied terrain includes everything from chutes to bowls. With an average of 560 inches of prime powder a year, the place is a magnet for hardy enthusiasts who don’t mind the occasional traverse to claim first tracks.

Despite its reputation as a hard-core skiing paradise — a local nickname is “steep and cheap” — Alta actually is a good place to learn. Beginners should start off at the Albion Base, which accesses the resort’s eight green runs and hosts the excellent ski school’s main office.

Snowbird

Best for: Steeps hounds

A mile down from Alta, with which it shares a boundary, Snowbird (snowbird.com) means business, on and off the slopes. Some people say it’s suitable for beginners, but the truth is that the Bird rewards confident skiers and riders. Officially 38 percent of the 100 runs are blue, but some of them make East Coast black diamonds look puny.

As for Snowbird’s black diamonds (and double-blacks), they can turn an expert’s knees to jelly. I’ve been skiing for more than three decades and experienced one of my most memorable crashes ever on the black Tiger Tail in January. We’ll meet again, Tiger Tail!

As for the double-blacks, they can turn an expert’s knees to jelly.

A big attraction at Snowbird is the 125-passenger tram, which climbs 2,900 vertical feet in eight minutes. Show up early on pow mornings, when the line can snake out the building. For all this, a day pass is $85; a bargain compared to Vail’s $109.

Snowbird opened in 1971 and was developed by Texas gazillionaire Dick Bass. It offers a wider range of accommodations, dining and services than its Little Cottonwood neighbor — if you want to chase a day of steep chutes with a $130 herbal wrap, Snowbird has you covered.

Solitude

Best for: Beginners and intermediates looking to build confidence

Talk about self-fulfilling prophecy: Solitude (skisolitude.com) is empty. Even on a weekend, lines are unknown, so you can gun down without fearing encounters of the close or even not-so-close kind. And because there aren’t any lines, you can get right back up the hill without pausing and make the most of the $72 lift ticket.

The grooming here is so smooth that you can just focus on your turns without worrying about hitting a hard patch. Go on, bust a move — nobody will see you fall!

The spectacular Honeycomb Canyon area offers a backcountry feel without the exhausting hiking since it’s accessible from the Summit chair. And the resort features the region’s finest nordic skiing, with more than 12 miles of trails and regular workshops and clinics.

Just off Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Solitude’s main base has successfully recreated the intimate feel of a European Alpine village, complete with a clock tower and a central ice rink. How this gem of a resort remains under the radar is a mystery.

Brighton

Best for: Snowboarders

Brighton (brightonresort.com) claims to be “where Utah learns to ski and snowboard”— emphasis on the latter. Three miles from quiet Solitude, this rowdy hangout has chosen to focus on young riders. Catering mostly to locals, who dig the cheap lift tickets ($71 for a “SuperDay” running from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and laid-back vibe, Brighton feels like Utah’s answer to a Californian surf town.

Brighton is a good place for families trying to accommodate the diverging needs of skiers and boarders. The resort has spectacular scenery, and many of its 66 beautiful runs snake through glades. But the real draws are the six terrain parks, which include a variety of rails, jibs and ramps, as well as a large half-pipe. By the end of the day, everybody can agree on the awesome nachos at Molly Green’s, a great A-frame bar and grill conveniently located between the slopes and the parking lot.

Where to stay

If you want to stay slopeside, go for one of Alta’s revered lodges. They aren’t cheap, but most rates include breakfast and dinner, and everything you need is either on-site or within walking distance so you don’t need a car. (The lodge can help book an airport shuttle, $72 per person round-trip.)

The mothership is the Alta Lodge, open since 1939 (double room from $491 in high season, bed in dorm room from $148, altalodge.com). Linked to the Wildcat Base by a tow rope, the cozy lodge is so popular that many guests book their next stay when they check out.

If you want to keep your skiing options open or need some nightlife, the Monaco in downtown Salt Lake City is an easy 40-minute commute to the Cottonwood Canyons (double room from $229, monaco-saltlakecity.com). This Kimpton property balances understated chic with swoon-worthy comfort, and its restaurant, Bambara, is among the finest in SLC. The hotel is across the street from the Capitol Theater, which hosts the local Ballet West as well as plays and concerts, and a 15-minute walk from the Utah Jazz’s home arena.

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