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Nov 21 - Nov 22
The Mitch Show

RDT will present an evening of dance and dance video from Mitchell Rose, a former choreographer and performance artist, and now a prize-winning filmmaker.
Manically funny, often poignant and always surprising, this interactive one-man show appeals equally to fans of film, theater, dance and comedy.

Nov 22
Orgone

For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up nightclubs and drenching the largest music festivals in the country in sweat. Serving a cold-blooded concoction of deep soul, rare funk and afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA, Orgone's music grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet, and shoves you out onto the dance floor. Tough, sexy, and adventurous, this sonic muscle car shifts through multiple gears from slyly slinky to seismically cinematic, while remaining spacious and uncluttered. eMusic says: "Their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback, and thick as a very particular kind of smoke." For their searing live performances and warm, dirty homegrown recordings, Orgone has been called "One of the heaviest acts we've heard in years" by Dusty Groove America.

Nov 6 - Nov 22
Happy

Happiness. Is it an authentic state of contentment, fulfillment, grace – or merely delusion, self-deception and denial? Wasatch Theatre Company tackles that question in the Utah premiere of playwright Robert Caisley’s Happy. Alfred is happy about his life. He’s happy with his job. He’s happy with his marriage. He’s even happily raising his special needs daughter. However, when his best friend invites him to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control. Join Wasatch and explore the nature of happiness. The show is directed by Jim Martin and features Brian Pilling (Alfred), Alyssa Franks (Eva), George Plautz (Eduardo), and Michelle Lynn Hall (Melinda). Happy opens Thursday, November 6th and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South). There are also 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinees on November 15th and 22nd. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.arttix.org or by calling 1-801-355-2787. “90 wild and intriguing minutes. Caisley’s script is funny, deliberately unnerving, full of smart dialogue and stinging rejoinders.” – The Miami Herald

Nov 24
Maurice Abravanel Visiting Composer Series: Yu-Hui Cha

The Abravanel Visiting Composers Series is proud to welcome internationally acclaimed composer Yu-Hui Chang. Using a contemporary language of diverse harmonic color, inventive timbre and ingenious effects, Chang’s music resonates with professional musicians and general audiences alike. Visiting New York artists of Canyonlands New Music Ensemble will perform Chang’s works alongside pieces by Kagel, Feldman, Kurtág and Berio.

Nov 24
Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls

Come see the Utah Jazz as they take on the Chicago Bulls.

Nov 26
Wild Wednesday

Make your Wednesday WILD!

Utah's Hogle Zoo invites you to enjoy the beauty of nature and the animal kingdom for FREE on Wild Wednesday!

It's our way of saying thank you for your ZAP tax support!

 

 

 

 

Nov 29
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers

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

Dec 4
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!

Dec 6
Annual Celebrity Skifest

The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with celebrities for an exciting weekend of skiing, live music, benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team .It's considered the premiere network celebrity ski weekend, hosting stars from TV, Film & the Olympic Games, converging on Deer Valley for a magical experience, and to raise money for a good cause.

Dec 3 - Dec 6
Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees - A gift of love - A benefit for Primary Children's Hospital

For 44 years the Festival of Trees has been a "Gift of Love" to Children.  Every penny raised at the Festival of Trees helps children at Primary Children's Hospital.  

Attractions:  Over 700 Trees, Playhouse Plaza, Friendship Cards, Sweet Shoppe, Gift Boutique, Centerpieces and Collectibles, Aisle of Wreaths, Scones and Sweet Rolls, Gingerbread Village, Quilt Block, Elf Emporium, Santa Land, Kids Corner and Entertainment.  

For more information visit www.festivaloftreesutah.org

Dec 5 - Dec 31
The Nutcracker

The New York Times critic called it “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” You’ll call it pure entertainment and a wonderful holiday experience. Join Clara, her magical nutcracker prince and exotic characters from around the world, for the 59th edition of William Christiansen’s The Nutcracker and see why this is the longest-running full production in America.

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Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Vision Unveiled

Published: 01/24/2013

From UtahBusiness.com

At the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show Gov. Gary R. Herbert unveiled Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Vision. The document emphasizes the value of outdoor recreation to the economy and quality of life in Utah and outlines guiding principles and a series of significant policy recommendations to enhance outdoor recreation and related industries for the people of Utah and visitors.

“Outdoor recreation is an essential component of Utah’s quality of life and state identity,” said Herbert. “Whether it’s backpacking in remote areas, skiing on the greatest snow on earth, fishing in a mountain stream, or enjoying a family picnic in a neighborhood park, it is part of what defines us as Utahns.”

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) leadership as well as Utah-based OIA members actively participated in developing the document.

“Governor Herbert’s vision is more than just a vision for outdoor recreation in Utah – it is an economic strategy that can benefit every state in the nation,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president and CEO of Outdoor Industry Association. “More importantly, the vision is just the beginning of what we can accomplish when we find common ground. The outdoor industry applauds the Governor for his commitment to turn this vision into a reality so that outdoor recreation and Utah’s public land may continue to sustain economic dividends into the future.”

Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Vision includes the following:

  • Utah’s vision for outdoor recreation: Outlines the vision statement and guiding principles that Utah embraces for outdoor recreation.
  • Achieving Utah’s outdoor recreation vision: Provides more than 40 substantive recommendations under seven main areas of focus to improve the recreational experience in Utah.
  • Utah is the place for outdoor recreation: Outlines what makes Utah an exceptional place for outdoor recreation.
  • Utah’s State outdoor recreation programs: Provides a detailed list of facilities and programs currently in place to help residents and visitors fully enjoy what the State has to offer.
  • The benefits to Utah of outdoor recreation:  Lists the many benefits--quality of life, economic, and health—associated with outdoor recreation.

Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Vision was organized under the direction of Herbert. Herbert charged the Governor’s Council on Balanced Resources with preparing the vision document in August 2012, establishing a nationwide standard for outdoor recreation. The Governor’s Council on Balanced Resources organized the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group to help support the creation of Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Vision. This group included representatives from the outdoor industry, recreational user groups, recreation managers, tourism officials, and elected officials.

For more information or to view the full Utah Outdoor Recreation Vision document, visit http://utah.gov/governor/docs/OutdoorRecreationVision.pdf.

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