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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 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 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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SALT LAKE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL CAFÉ AT THE BEEHIVE TEA ROOM

Published: 01/11/2013
SALT LAKE CITY (January 2013) — Back by popular demand, Visit Salt Lake is again sponsoring the Sundance Film Festival Café at the Beehive Tea Room in downtown Salt Lake January 18-20. Presented by 90.9 KRCL FM, the Café will offer live music each evening. There is no entrance fee and it's open to the public, but seating is limited. Conveniently located between the two main Salt Lake Sundance screening venues of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Broadway Theatres, the Café is a place for filmmakers and festival goers to relax in the vintage tea rooms of a by-gone age. 

The casual atmosphere of the Beehive Tea Room fills the mind with colorful images of casual roadside eateries from the past. French-press coffee, Chai, hot chocolate, an assortment of fine wines, beers, sweets, English scones, sandwiches, salads and soups are festival favorites. The Café is a perfect place to continue your conversations after a film.  

Where:
Salt Lake Sundance Festival Café - Beehive Tea Room, 12 West Broadway (300 South) 
(801) 328-4700

PERFORMANCES 

Friday, January 18 
8:30 p.m. Mark Dago / Indie Futuristic Video Game Rap Music
Saturday, January 19 
5:30 p.m. Hot Club of Zion / Gypsy Swing Jazz
8:30 p.m. Folka Dots / Acoustic Vintage Country
Sunday, January 20 
5:30 p.m. Danielle French / Contemporary Folk / Pop
8:30 p.m. Staks O'Lee / Americana
Monday, January 21
5:30 p.m. SLFM / Fast Electric Ukulele and Vocals
8:30 p.m. Triggers & Slips / Alt-Rock / Psychedelic Country
Tuesday, January 22 
8:30 p.m. Andrew Shaw & Color Animal / Garage Rock and Ethereal Stuff
Wednesday, January 23 
5:30 p.m. Cassette Era / 3-Piece Folky-Bluegrass
8:30 p.m. B.D. Howes Band / Eclectic Rock
Thursday, January 24 
5:30 p.m. Rose Gold - Electronic Jazz Dub
8:30 p.m. Block Swon / Post-Modern Chamber Music
Friday, January 25 
5:30 p.m. SLFM / Ukulele and Vocals
8:30 p.m. Clarksdale Ghosts / Austin Style Country, First Generation Blues 
Saturday, January 26
8:30 p.m. The Moth and the Flame / Indie Art Rock
 
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.
 
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