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Jan 30 - Jan 31
Flabbergast

Re-flabbergastation!

Back by popular demand is the return of Flabbergast, our SHOW FOR ALL AGES. Created by circus director and choreographer Tandy Beal with original music by Jon Scoville, this piece takes a magical and mystery filled tour through time and space and immerses audiences in a journey of wonder. The program will also include the return of fan favorite, You and the Space Between, by Miguel Azcue, a Ririe-Woodbury alum now based in Sweden. This work will challenge your notion of time and space and provide a playful and mesmerizing experience.

Jan 25 - Jan 31
Salt Lake City Sundance Festival Cafe

The Salt Lake City Festival Café will offer live music on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. and all other evenings from 8:30 p.m at Sicilia Pizza located downtown on Broadway. Each band will play for approximately two hours.

Conveniently located between the two main Salt Lake Festival theatre venues of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Broadway Centre Cinemas, the Café is the perfect place for filmmakers and festival goers to relax and discuss the films. Free admittance and open to the public.

PERFORMANCES -- all performances start at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

  • Friday, January 23 / Juana Ghani / World Acoustic Punk
  • Saturday, January 24 / Devil's Club / Local All Original Americana/Folk Band
  • Sunday, January 25 / Triggers & Slips / Old School Country W/ Rock And Psychedelic Undertones
  • Monday, January 26 / TBD
  • Tuesday, January 27 / John Thomas Draper / Acoustic Blues, Roots, Alt-Country, And Rock
  • Wednesday, January 28 / The Fence / Alternative, Indie, Jazz, Pop Rock
  • Thursday, January 29 / Dusty Boxcars / Acoustic Blues, Roots, Alt-Country, And Rock
  • Friday, January 30 / B. D. Howes Band / Adult-Contemporary-Classic Rock
  • Saturday, January 31 / Mark Dago / Fun, High Energy, Video Game Inspired Hip Hop
Feb 3
The New Mastersounds

The New Mastersounds formed in Leeds UK in 1999 and cut their teeth as the resident live band at a hip dance club, playing every Friday and Saturday night for nearly two years.

A rough 8-track recording of an early rehearsal got into the hands of some London DJs, and was released soon after on two limited-edition 7" singles. Invitations to play club gigs in London soon followed, and before long the band had established a reputation around UK and Europe as forerunners of the deep funk revival scene. Fast-forward to 2004: having experimented with various line-ups and recorded 2 albums, the original 4-piece band was invited to Chicago to open for the Greyboy All Stars at the House of Blues. 

Feb 4
Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

Feb 5
Red Butte Garden Greenhouse Tour

Step into the tropical warmth of the Red Butte Garden state-of-the-art greenhouses and take a behind-the-scenes looks at where all of the Garden’s annuals, container, Orangerie and annual plant sale plants are grown. 

Feb 6
G Love and Special Sauce

Garret Dutton, better known as G. Love and his comrades Jeffrey Clemens (Houseman) and Jim Prescott (Jimi Jazz) from Special Sauce, bring their alternative hip-hop, laid-back blues and R&B sounds to Park City for their 2015 Sugar Blues Tour. 

Feb 6
Goldroom DJ Set

LNE Presents Goldroom DJ Set with Hot Noise, Devareaux and Blessed1 at The Depot. Don't miss out!

Feb 6 - Feb 7
Utah Grizzlies vs Bakersfield Condors

Come see the Utah Grizzlies as they battle the Bakersfield Condors.

Feb 4 - Feb 8
Subaru Freeride Series

The Subaru Freeride Series returns to Snowbird Ski Resort this February 4-8, for another event featuring big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding competition.

The Subaru Freeride Series (SFS) represents the amalgamation of the Freeskiing World Tour and Masters of Snowboarding. Dedicated to athletes, quality, culture, competition, freeride history and sport progression, the Subaru Freeride Series will host four stops for skiers and snowboarders at North America's top big mountain venues.

The world's best athletes will compete on the most respected mountains and will be showcased to a global audience via HD Live Webcast at each competition. Be sure to come by the venue for an exciting event!

 

Feb 10
Scott H Biram

Scott H. Biram isn't a one-man band. He is the one-man band Quoth he: "My music is the bastard child of Punk, Blues, Country, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Chain Gang, Metal, and Classic Rock." But don't let that fool you. Two-man bands like the Black Keys have made a lot of noise in the past few years, but Biram's got twice the cri de couer with half the personnel. He fearlessly preachs his gospel of blues, punk, country, metal and psychobilly to his congregation of metalheads,barflies, college professors and regular dudes via a pulpit that is just a stack of amps, a '59 hollow body Gibson and a stomp board. The Clash did Combat Rock, Biram traffics in Combat Blues. Don't be fooled by the whiskey and chicken antics, SHB has become a pre-eminent bluesman for the 21st century; when he gets locked in, when that groove is hooked, there are few better pure country blues artists out there. It's alternately hypnotic and harrowing. 

Feb 10
Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney will be out on tour this winter in support of their eight release, No Cities To Love.

Feb 8 - Feb 11
Women's Ski Camp for Advanced-Expert Skiers

Are you ready to take your skiing to the next level and ski more of Altaâ??s famous terrain with increased confidence and flow? This camp is for advanced women skiers who:

are already comfortable on all black runs, in most snow conditions
enjoy venturing off-piste and into more advanced steeps and moguls
have the fitness level that allows for a full day of skiing
enjoy the camaraderie of other dedicated female skiers

Our top women guides will coach you for three days of challenge and fun in this smaller group setting.

Arrival: February 8
Departure: February 12

Includes:

four nights lodging, full breakfast and four-course dinners
three days of coaching
three days of lift tickets, 2 days Alta, 1 day Alta/Snowbird
high-end demo skis; boots available if needed
yoga class (optional)

Feb 12
Cursive

Indie rock band Cursive will be out on tour this winter. Check them out when they perform live at Urban Lounge!

Feb 12
Ask Your Mama - 12 Moods for Jazz: Langston Hughes Pro

Alternating between being sassy, scholarly and humorous, this multimedia performance of Langston Hughes’ epic poem Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz is described as “a poignant, eloquent and exceptionally soulful work,” by JazzTimes. Starring Malcolm Jamal-Warner, of The Cosby Show fame, and featuring music by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, this powerful music and spoken word performance evokes a pivotal moment in our cultural history.

Feb 12
Monika Jalili: Persian Songs of Love and Hope

For a talented group of Iranian poets and composers enjoying fame, the Iranian revolution of 1979 extinguished hopes, dreams and careers.

Since a serendipitous introduction in 2003, Monika Jalili has worked tirelessly to revive the touching works of these Iranian artists, some of whom are no longer with us, and most of whom have lived the past 30 years unable to express themselves as they once could.  It is their songs that Monika sings with passion, appreciation, and love.

Monika Jalili brings to life the rich history of Iranian culture through its music and poetry. Her entrancing selection of songs spans time and place; traditional Persian folk favorites stand alongside love songs from the 1940s to 1970s, a time of great cultural change in Iran. These are songs of love, hope and peace, and to this day, are still prohibited from being performed in Iran. The songs are performed in their original languages of Persian, Azeri, and various dialects. Using traditional and non-traditional instruments, her ensemble of musicians combine their influences to present original interpretations of this music. In a spirit of exploration, Monika aspires to create understanding through an appreciation of the beauty of Iranian culture. 

Monika she has performed around the world with her ensemble in cities as far-flung as Paris, London, Budapest, Copenhagen and Dubai, and has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, appearing at venues including The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Place des Arts (Montreal), Yoshi's (San Francisco), Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian (Washington, DC), Lincoln Center (NYC), Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Libby Gardner Hall (Salt Lake City), The United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), Maison des Cultures du Monde (Paris), Isabel Bader Theatre (Toronto), Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City), Boston University College of Fine Arts (MA), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), The University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center (PA), Union Chapel (London, UK), Boston University College of Fine Arts and many others.

Feb 13
Mating Dances and Wild Romances

Ever wondered how a lion lets a lioness know he likes her, an elephant finds a date or how a grebe gets a girl? Sometimes dating ideas can come from the most unlikely of sources. Join us for a fun, relaxed evening of dating strategies as you participate in dolphin courtship displays, find your pheromone match, practice mating calls, and enjoy some delicious food catered by Taste of the Wild!

Feb 13
Valentine's Dinner at the Leo

 Why wait for the 14th to spoil your Valentine? For lovers, soon to be lovers, not so secret crushes, best friends or any other Sentimentalists, The Leonardo is offering a romantic four course meal for 2 on Friday the 13th. Each course will be lovingly prepared by our Executive Chef Zanetta Jones. Dinner will be hosted in our beautiful Event Center amidst the twinkling lights of the city.

Feb 13
Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish

Don't miss a night of ska punk when Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish plus special guests Authority Zero hit the stage at Murray Theater.

Feb 13 - Feb 14
Regency Romance Ball

 After four years of sold-out attendance, the Regency Romance Ball returns to the iconic Salt Lake Masonic Temple, February 13 & 14, 2015. A unique event supporting the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Utah Region, attendees enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and music while dressed in Regency-era finery.

Guests may attend either evening (or both!). Singles are very welcome—there are dance partners for all! A historically accurate dinner menu from the early 1800s will be served followed by Regency era dancing. Kimberli Grant of Old Glory Vintage Dancers will demonstrate and teach guests dances of the 1800s throughout the evening, setting even the most inexperienced dancer’s heart at ease. Guests are invited to come dressed in their finest ball attire—Regency era clothing highly encouraged. Rental costumes are available at Mask Costumes (3900 South 718 East, SLC; 801-268-8466).

Feb 14
Charrette

RDT’s signature fundraiser and performance is in its 10th year and, for the second year in a row, will feature the redoubtable and hilarious Sister Dottie S. Dixon as Master of Ceremonies.
With celebrity judges, audience members vote for one of five competing choreographers who, “Iron Chef”-style, must create a dance in one-hour using RDT and 30 guest dancers for the title of “Iron Choreographer.”

Feb 14
Leftover Salmon

*This is a 21 and older venue*

Leftover Salmon returns to Park City Live for a special Valentine's day performance with special guests, Hot Buttered Rum!!

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgras pioneers took their form of aggressive bluegrass to rock and roll bars at a time when it wasn't so common, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre. Today, Leftover Salmon continues to grace the stages of venues across the United States, leaving a constant growth of their unique sound with their continuous touring.

The group currently consists of Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt, Andy Thorn, Greg Garrison, Alwyn Robinson and Bill Payne. Even though the line-up has changed over the years, the strong relationship between the co-founders has kept the rustic, original sound of the band intact. With their popular albums such as "Aquatic Hitchhiker" and "High Country", there is no wonder why Leftover Salmon is so widely loved and listened to. Their 2015 Winter Tour will take them through the Mountain West region, with a stop in our very own mountain town of Park City.

Feb 6 - Feb 15
Swan Lake

Adam Sklute’s critically acclaimed 2010 production makes it’s triumphant return to the Utah stage. A true test of a ballet company’s artistic depth, Swan Lake is the story of a sad prince, an evil sorcerer and a beautiful woman turned swan. With heart-wrenching and glorious music by Tchaikovsky, this ballet is a feast for the senses and a must-see whether you are an aficionado or a newcomer to ballet.

Feb 14 - Feb 15
2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival

See some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Peery's Egyptian Theater.

Feb 15
An Evening with Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum lives for songs. Songs to sing in the shower. Songs to crank through your earbuds at the DMV. Songs to name your babies after, and then make more babies to. The band's three songwriters, Aaron Redner, Nat Keefe and Erik Yates, spin tales about the good times, the bad times, and the roads in between, and belt them from the heart in three-part harmony. Bryan Horne's athletic standup bass and Lucas Carlton's tasteful percussion combine with the acoustic instruments to create what is California's own acoustic music.

Feb 17
Hozier

See Irish singer/songwriter Hozier and guest James Bay live on February 17th at The Depot!

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets in advance are $25.00, $29.00 Day of show
$2.00 surcharge for under 21

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 & 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 Friday's & Saturday's

*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)

The Depot | 400 W. South Temple | www.depotslc.com | All Ages

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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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