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Oct 2
Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl

On the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, Utah Heritage Foundation tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah's most well-known watering holes, with a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass included with your registration!

Oct 4
Coraline

In this stop-motion animation Oscar nominee, curious young Coraline unlocks a door in her family’s home and is transported to a universe that strangely resembles her own—only better. But when her “Other Mother” doesn’t want Coraline to return to reality, our heroine must summon an amazing amount of courage to go home and save her family.

Aug 23 - Oct 4
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Utah's 1st and Only Country Bum

"Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots". The Boot Scootin' Boogie Run is a western themed, cowboy kickin' themed obstacles mud run. So Cowboy Up!! Live Entertainment

Ya'll think playing in the mud is fun? Just imagine playing in mud while romping like a cowboy or cowgirl. The Boot Scootin' Boogie is a western themed, cowboy kickin' themed obstacles mud run.
Get down and dirty in the mud with challenging obstacles, such as:
•Rope wrangling
•Hay mound hopping
•Cattle chutes
•Cowpie slinging
•Fence flinging
•Milky way
•Two step terrain
•Snake in the boot

So shine up those belt buckles and bring your little cowboys and cowgirls. This is going to be a party that even the youngsters don't want to miss.

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On Twitter - https://twitter.com/BootScootinRun
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LinkedIn Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Boot-Scootin-Boogie-Run-6553293

Oct 8
This Ain't No Mouse Music

This wonderfully crafted film tells the story of Chris Strachwitz, an American music detective and force behind legendary Arhoolie Records. Strachwitz takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans and Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

Oct 8
Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl

SheJumps.org presents the Salt Lake City premiere of Pretty Faces!

Pretty Faces is the story of a skier girl. A film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a voice and source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated. In Lynsey’s words “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to...I wanted to give them their Blizzard of Ahhh’s, Ski Movie, or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.” 

Athletes scheduled to appear include Lynsey Dyer and Rachael Burks (more to be announced soon!). Connect on Facebook to share and invite your friends.

If your business would like to be a sponsor at this event, please contact claire@shejumps.org.

Oct 9
Elevated Minds Festival: KRS-ONE, Immortal Technique,

Come for the Elevated Mind Festival featuring KRS One, Immortal Technique, Slick Rick, Aceyalone, Myka9, Keith Murrary, RA Scion, Burnell Washburn, Concise Kilgore and DJ Juggy.

Oct 10
Paul Pollei Commemorative Concert Series - Pianist Fai

“...elastic phrasing and hallucinatory poetry.” — Fanfare 

Russian-trained pianist and composer, Faina Lushtak, will inaugurate the 2014-15 Paul Pollei Commemorative Concert Series.

Program: 

Sonata in G major, K. 283: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Scenes from Childhood Op.15: Robert Schumann
Waldesrauschen & Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11: Franz Liszt

Intermission

Sonata No. 3, Op. 28a: Sergei Prokofieff
The Seasons: Peter Tchaikovsky
Sonatina, 5 Preludes, & Old and New: Faina Lushtak

For more information on the Artist and complete Concert Series calendar, visit www.bachauer.com!

Connect with us: Facebook (Gina Bachauer International Foundaiton) and Twitter @bachauerpiano

Oct 10
The New Pornographers

S&S presents The New Pornographers with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart live at the Depot.

Oct 11
Matisyahu

Matisyahu retruns to SLC in support of his latest album, "Akeda". Go check him out live at The Depot!

Oct 11
Real Salt Lake vs San Jose

Professional Soccer:  The battle between Real Salt Lake and San Jose is held at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Aug 16 - Oct 12
Oktoberfest

Snowbird's Oktoberfest began in 1973, when two men costumed in leather lederhosen, inspired by the towering mountains that reminded them of their homeland, came to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to play their accordions and sing in their native German tongue. Now – attracting over 60,000 visitors annually – Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers.

Oct 14
Skrillex

Come and watch Skrillex LIVE with GTA, Alesia and more at Saltair. Be there!
Sonny John Moore, better known by his stage name Skrillex, is an electronic dance music producer, DJ and singer-songwriter. 

Oct 18 - Oct 19
Indian Art Market

Celebrate native arts and culture at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Indian Art Market is a juried show featuring the work of regional native artists. Over 20 selected artists will display and sell their original work ranging from jewelry, beadwork, sculpture, painting and more. Meet the artists, learn about contemporary Indian arts and tribal culture and take home something new and unique to add to your collection.

Browse the work of 20+ native artists in a variety of media: painting, jewelry, sculpture, beadwork and more.

Experience native sounds: drum circle and live flute music.

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Utah Tops Forbes 2012 List Of The Best States For Business

Published: 12/13/2012

by Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes Magazine

Utah is Forbes’ Best State for Business for a third straight year. The state has a pro-business climate and companies benefit from energy costs that are 29% below the national average. Utah’s economy has expanded at 2.3% a year over the past five years—fifth best in the U.S. Utah is well known for its winter activities and has seen an increase in tourism since the 2002 Winter Olympics.

...Utah heads our list of the Best States for Business for a third straight year. Utah’s economy has expanded 2.3% annually since 2006–fifth best in the U.S–versus 0.5% for the nation as a whole. “We have a very fertile environment for entrepreneurs and business,” says Gov. Gary Herbert, who was reelected last month in a 68%-28% landslide.

Herbert cites three areas where Utah has a competitive advantage: taxes, its labor force and a favorable regulatory climate. Utah’s 5% flat corporate tax rate is one of the lowest in the country. The Tax Foundation, which released a study in February that measures the tax burdens in each state across different industries, rated Utah sixth best for existing firms. (It ranked No. 10 for new firms.)

Utah has a young, vibrant workforce. The state’s median age of 29 is four years less than the next youngest state, Texas. A third of the state’s workforce is bilingual, according to the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. This is largely a result of the state’s large population of Mormons, many of whom spend time as missionaries overseas. It is an attractive benefit for companies in an increasingly global economy and has helped lure large U.S. companies with international operations like eBay, Goldman Sachs, Oracle and Procter & Gamble. Goldman Sachs’ Salt Lake City office is its second biggest in the Americas with more than 1,400 employees. Utah has doubled its international trade over the past five years and this year it is up nearly 40%.

Utah ranks third for regulatory climate in the Mercatus Center’s Freedom in the 50 States study–a new metric in our Best States study. “Utah is less likely to reward frivolous lawsuits or hand out excessive judgments,” says Jason Sorens, who co-authored the report. “Utah’s health insurance regulations are generally light, resulting in less costly policies and more choice for people in the small group and individual markets.”

Last year, Gov. Herbert initiated a review of the state’s nearly 2,000 administrative rules. The state eliminated or modified 368 of them that Herbert characterized as “a drag on the economy.”

Among the other pluses for Utah: energy costs that are 29% below the national average. It is also one of only seven states to maintain an Aaa bond rating from the three rating agencies–something the U.S. lost last year. Herbert’s motto: “Government should get off of your backs and out of your wallets.”

Our ranking is based on six vital factors for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. We weighed 35 points of data to determine the ranks in the six main areas. Business costs, which include labor, energy and taxes, are weighted the most heavily. We relied on 10 data sources; research firm Moody’s Analytics was the most-utilized resource (click here for a detailed methodology).

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