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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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The Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for 2013

Published: 12/03/2012

Forbes, by Christopher Steiner

Rankings have become so ubiquitous in our world – top colleges, top cities, top jobs, top sandwiches – that they’ve begun to lose value.  Everybody has a ranking about everything.  Making matters more confusing, most rankings get so granular that nearly every person, place and thing is ranked No. 1 for something.

Wear a helmet: The home to Corbet's Couloir retained it's No. 1 ranking for 2013.

In the ski world, there’s been a bit of this specialization ranking creeping in as well.  To be sure, some of it is fair.  Winter Park, for instance, can’t compare its terrain to that of Snowbird, but the Colorado resort does offer some of the greatest access to disabled and adaptive skiers in the world – and it deserves credit for that.  Other outlets rank snow, grooming, family friendliness, food, lodging, customer service and even the quality of the booze on mountain.

All of those things matter to somebody.  But here we only rank one thing: Awesomeness.  It’s the most important thing we can measure.  If you can know a place’s awesomeness, do you need to know anything else?

Answer: No.

We measure awesomeness with strict adherence to quantitative and scientific methods.  The rankings you see here are the product of the most honed algorithms ever unleashed on the ski world.  Being on this list means something.  It means awesomeness.  We don’t rank 50 resorts, we rank only ten — and we’ve included extended and 100% new material on the top six.

There’s nothing east of the Rockies on the list because no resort east of the Rockies has the snow or terrain to crack our awesomeness rankings–something that matters for both beginners and experts (soft western snow >> eastern ice).  Not that there isn’t fun to be had in the East or even the Midwest.  Ski wherever you can.  We plan to do a separate, eastern list next year.

Again, we rank awesomeness and awesomeness only.  If you want to find out what ski resort has the best hot chocolate and marshmallow bar, you’ll find that list elsewhere.  If you want the hard facts on what ski mountain gives you the best possibility of a soul-moving experience on and off the snow, then you need rankings based on our patented Pure Awesomeness Factor.  In the ski business, this is known as PAF.  It’s not something that resorts make public, but every mountain knows where it stands.  Most big resorts employ at least three data scientists who spend their days looking for methods to raise the resort’s PAF score.  Boost that score, and you get closer to excellence.

Awesomeness is the only proxy for awesomeness.  It’s the critical path to a vacation that becomes legendary.  So for the second time ever, here are the top ten resorts in the United States according to PAF...:

Snowbird: Best snow, epic terrain, epic lift.

2.   Alta and Snowbird, Utah (PAF = 97):

For most people, these two resorts that occupy a splendid apron of Little Cottonwood Canyon just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake should be the default ski vacation. Direct flights to Salt Lake can be had from most cities and the trip from the airport to the snow here is a leisurely stroll compared with the white-knuckle pilgrimage between Denver and Colorado’s resorts.

We rank Snowbird and Alta together because they are together.  They share a boundary line and even, for those who choose to purchase it, a joint lift ticket.  If you go to one, you should go to the other.  Unless you’re a snowboarder, in which case Alta won’t allow you to plow through its chutes and trees—and what glorious chutes and trees they are.

The terrain at Alta and Snowbird is the terrain against which all others are measured.  Snowbird’s tram, which, like Jackson’s, also traverses from the base of the resort to the top, is the only lift that compares with the tram at Jackson Hole. The lift line for the Snowbird tram on a prime powder day can get ugly—one of the drawbacks of being on top of a greater metropolitan area of 2 million people.

The good news is that not all of those people ski and, even better, this place has a lot of powder days—it gets 600 inches a year—more than anywhere outside of Alaska.  The snow is dependable and comes in a density that’s user friendly, like a stiff dollop of whipped milk on a cappuccino.  If you’re going on a trip for three days or less, it’s hard to go anywhere but Utah. We can’t stress enough how awesome the skiing is here.  If you haven’t been, just go.

Not to be missed: Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge, a wonderful modern building whose raw, reinforced concrete edifice evokes the work of architect Paul Rudolph, a brilliant shaper of glass and poured stone.

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