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Jan 24
Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Brooklyn Nets. 

Jan 23 - Jan 24
Utah Grizzlies vs Bakersfield Condors

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

Jan 24
Visiting Artist: Emmanuel Ceysson, harp

The Utah Harp Society is thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed harpist Emmanuel Ceysson. Known as the ‘enfant terrible’ of the harp, Ceysson’s powerful, virtuosic style has earned him high distinctions and appearances at top venues around the globe. “A poet of sounds, the richness of whose musical palate leaves us speechless” (A Nous Paris).

Jan 25
The Relationship Featuring Brian Bell Of Weezer

Urban Lounge presents The Relationship Featuring Brian Bell Of Weezer.

Jan 26
Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Boston Celtics. 

Jan 27
Particle

Particle began its journey in Los Angeles in 2000 as one of the key pioneers of the emerging 'livetronica' music scene. The band created a signature sound that combined elements of Electronica, Funk and Rock with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and sonic exploration, and their influence can still be felt and heard in many of today's top touring Jam and EDM/Funk bands.

Always striving to think outside the box and create unique concert experiences, Particle paired their high-energy dance music with cutting-edge multimedia production, thematic special events, and epic marathon sets that quickly developed a loyal fan base of Particle People spanning genre lines from jam to EDM.

Jan 27
Tig Notaro

In 2011, Tig released her first CD entitled Good One along with the DVD Have Tig at Your Party. HTAYP features her standing still for an hour and speaking infrequently into the camera, in hopes of blending into any party once you press play. A la the burning log in the fireplace video. “Have Tig at Your Party” also includes an infomercial with testimonials from fellow actors and comedians about what it was like to actually have had Tig at their parties. Over the years, Tig has also worked on various short films funded by director Sam Raimi (Spider-man, Evil Dead, Simple Plan), and started the highly unknown and unsuccessful, “ZeroDollarsAndZeroSenseProductions” with her producing partner and childhood friend, Beth Schorr.

Jan 28
Solitudes Women of Winter Series: Your Turn with Lisa

Come ski Solitude with former U.S. ski team member and highly regarded coach and ski instructor, Lisa Densmore! Learn about women's specific ski gear and enjoy lunch on us! Demos available from Elan. Intermediate skiers welcome. Sorry, skiers only. Participants without season pass must purchase a lift ticket for that day. Lift tickets can be purchased online or at the Moonbeam or Powderhorn ticket offices. Pre-register here.

Jan 28
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

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 10
Sleater-Kinney

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

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 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
Cursive

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

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.

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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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