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Apr 29
Real Monarchs vs Sacramento Republic FC

Come see the Real Monarchs as they battle against the Sacramento Republic FC.

May 1
Dzeko and Torres

Enjoy a night with Canadian DJ duo Dzeko and Torres when they take the stage with guest Bare at The Depot.

May 1
Pendulum (DJ Set)

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Formed during 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia with similar visions and musical backgrounds, Pendulum’s mission has always been to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music, to create a new sound that they felt was missing from dance music. Don’t miss this whirlwind act’s return to SLC on May 1st for a night of the most epic, high-energy dance music in existence!

May 2
Tech N9ne's Special Effects Tour 2015

Saltair will be hoppin' when Tech N9ne's Special Effects Tour 2015 with guests Krizz Kaliko, Chris Webby, Murs, King 810 and Zuse hits the stage May 2nd. Go check it out!

May 1 - May 2
Saint-Saens Organ Symphony

Kazuki Yamada, Conductor (US Debut)

MUSSORGSKY - Night on Bald Mountain
GLAZUNOV- Symphony No. 5
SAINT-SAËNS - Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”

May 2
Mastodon and Clutch - The Missing Link Tour

MASTODON
Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. At the same time, this particular collection proves personal for Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders. The very title says something slightly different for each member.

"Quite literally, Once More 'Round the Sun means a year-in-the-life," explains Dailor. "Lyrically, we were discussing things that happened to us recently, whereas in the past we looked further back for inspiration. It's about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on."

"It's about being a man and trying to survive in the world. You’re facing all of the crazy shit that goes along with it," adds Hinds. "You've got to just keep rolling. It's the daily grind everybody deals with. It's grinding and rewarding."

CLUTCH
Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Having been tagged hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal by press and fans across the world alike it is safe to say one thing… “What you see is what you get”, and what you get is a musical force that has been best described as the quintessential American Rock Band. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedules, playing shows at whiskey stained 2 door venues in the hills of West Virginia to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver. Whatever the venue, and where ever rock fans congregate Clutch will play there with the likes of Therapy? to Iron Maiden, from Marilyn Manson to Thin Lizzy, Coheed and Cambria to Motörhead. What has come of it is a cult like fan base and praises from some unlikely peers. Their music has been featured as the official goal song for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks to the intro music for country music megastar Eric Church’s live set. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” The 10 album script Clutch is writing shows no sign of stopping. The touring will continue, American Rock Music is alive and Clutch is happy to carry the torch one riff at a time, one city at time. The band is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015. Stay Heavy.

Apr 8 - May 3
Mr Perfect

Mr. Perfect tells the tale of four sort-of love stories and asks, “What are the chances?” This romantic comedy centers on Zooey, a quirky flight attendant and romance novel junkie who is on the search for Mr. Perfect. When Zooey happens to meet Jeffery, the narrator of her favorite romance audio books, they end up in the airplane bathroom 32,000 feet over Dayton, Ohio. This sets Zooey on a quest to connect the random events that make up life, hoping to find the meaning of it all.

May 4
Matt and Kim

See indie dance duo Matt and Kim live at The Depot!

May 5
An Evening with They Might Be Giants

Brooklyn’s alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants are having an epic year. This January they launch DialASong.com with a new recording posted every week, as well as beginning a monthly residency at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The band will release a new album this spring — the first of 3 in the next 12 months — and are climbing back into the tour bus to bring their barn-burning live show to cities across the world.

May 6
Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles Galaxy

Come see the Real Salt Lake as they battle against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

May 4 - May 7
Salt Lake Bees vs Tacoma Rainiers

Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Tacoma Rainiers at Smith's Ballpark

May 7
The Music of Stravinsky

Utah Symphony performs a program of The Music of Stravinsky, Vladimir Kulenovic, conducting.

May 7
Pinot Noir Around the World: From Its Birthplace and B

Considered the wine of the Kings, once managed by monastic orders, Pinot Noir has made its journey around the world and back, finding new terroir in which to grow. We will taste Pinot Noir from Bourgogne, where the story begins, as well as from it’s new prized locations of California, Oregon and California.

May 5 - May 7
Czech That Film

A three day event presenting and celebrating the best, new Czech cinema. We will be showcasing five films in total. The opening night film, Fair Play, will feature a special Q&A presentation with director Andrea Sedlácková.

All films are in Czech with English subtitles

Tuesday May 5
7:00 pm Fair Play

Wednesday May 6
7:00 pm Icing
9:00 pm Krazno

Thursday May 7
7:00 pm To See The Sea
9:00 pm Clownwise

May 9
Urban Bird Festival

Get ready to celebrate birds like never before! This all-day festival features tons of local vendors, a day packed with activities, food on-site, and opportunities to learn and explore the birds and environment around you. Admission is only $5 for everyone ages 3 and up!

With an Urban Market full of local vendors; an art gallery; a Learning Lawn for nonprofits, classes, and fun activities; and so many of Tracy Aviary's awe-inspiring and exciting tours, training's, bird encounters, games, and more, this is a festival you won't want to miss! We’re open late for extra fun to make this an exciting day for all ages.

 

Apr 10 - May 9
2015 Tulip Festival

Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Also, garden tours and demonstrations are held every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show. Regular Garden admission fees apply. Free admission for Thanksgiving Point Members.

May 10
Mother's Day Brunch

Mothers Day Brunch at Gardner Village! Make a sunny Sunday even brighter by treating mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley at our quaint and historic Village. With a fresh and delightful display of both breakfast and lunch offerings, Mom is sure to enjoy made-to-order omelets or crepes or sipping a sweet beverage. Feast on carved meats, crisp salads or a variety of breads and dessert selections. And…don’t skip a stop at the sinful Chocolate Fountain with is tiers of melted Belgian Chocolate cascading down and variety of delicious dippers. Make sure mom, not the food, is the center of attention!

May 10
Mother's Day at Snowbird

Make it a Mother's Day to remember. Make your way up the canyon for an exceptional brunch in a spectacular location. Mother's Day Brunch at The Aerie 9am - 3pm. Smoked salmon, Wild Mushroom Quiche, Eggs Benedict, Seared Trout, Roasted Ham, Key Lime Pie, and much more! Reservations recommended: restaurants.snowbird.com Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The Atrium 10:30 am - 3pm. Ginger Quinoa, Omelet Station, Brioche French Toast, Ahi Canapés, French Macaroons and much more!

May 12
Foster The People

Don't miss the return of Foster The People at The Complex on May 12 with special guest Milo Greene!

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 and thecomplexslc.com.

Tickets are available at the Depot box office on Fridays between 2PM-6PM (excluding holidays) and day of Depot shows starting at 5PM (excluding club nights & private events)

(while supplies last - subject to change - 8 ticket limit)

The Complex | 536 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT | All Ages

May 15
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Galleries across Salt Lake are open for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts market in Salt Lake City. The event, as always, is free. Some sponsors offer special discounts and rates for those who participate in Gallery Stroll.

The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is committed to bringing the value of visual art to the forefront of Salt Lake City’s cultural identity. By gathering galleries and other businesses to promote visual art, we strive to stimulate interest and investment in an ever-growing local visual art community through this FREE public event. Come join us on the 3rd Friday of each month (except in December when it's on the 1st Friday). In May we facilitate the Gallery Roll as a part of National Bike Month.

Apr 30 - May 16
The Little Dog Laughed

Wasatch Theatre continues their 17th season by partnering with Silver Summit Theatre for the Utah premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed.  Nominated for the 2007 Tony Award for Best Play and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre, Little Dog is a delectable lampooning of Hollywood's perceptions and deceptions.

The players include a hard-driving Hollywood agent, her budding screen idol client, a sexy young drifter, and the drifter's socialite girlfriend. The Little Dog Laughed follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy problem: his agent, Diane, can't seem to keep him in the closet. Trying to help him navigate Hollywood's choppy waters, the devilish Diane is doing all she can to keep Mitchell away from the cute rent boy who's caught his eye and the rent boy's girlfriend (yes, the rent boy has a girlfriend). The play explores what happiness looks like for these characters and the roadblocks that constrain and influence both their decisions and their identities.

May 15 - May 23
Innovations 2015

Join us for the 2015 edition of Ballet West’s wildly-popular Innovations program at the intimate Jeanné Wagner Theatre. This on-going series features works by up-and-coming American choreographers, and is a fascinating exploration into cutting-edge artistic territory. 

Innovations 2015 will feature Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, specially commissioned for Ballet West’s 50th Anniversary Gala, and a world premiere by Utah native and international dancer Garrett Smith—a rising star in the world of choreography. 

Innovations 2015 also marks your last opportunity to see Prima Ballerina, Christina Bennett, perform live for Ballet West, as she is retiring at the conclusion of this program following 16 spectacular years with the Company.

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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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