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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
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 10
Sleater-Kinney

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

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 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 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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Why Utah Is A Beer-Lovers Paradise

Published: 01/17/2013

by, Maile Keone, Huffingtonpost.com

I like beer, so my travels frequently find me seeking out places that make great beer. Luckily, I live in a state where some passionate people built local breweries that make craft beer. And while there is still lingering suspicions of bizarre liquor laws in Utah, recent changes to the laws have made it a non-issue. The membership requirement to enter bars that many people reference was removed in 2009. More info on the laws can be found here; but trust me, you can stroll into a bar and order a drink seven days a week.

In order to convince you to come to Utah for a reason other than the best skiing in the world and our five stunning National Parks, I decided to highlight what is happening in the local craft beer scene in Utah through one of my recent day trips.

The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade association of American craft brewers defines craft brewing as "small and independent" with annual production of "6 million barrels of beer or less." They also added that no more than 25 percent of the brewery can be owned or controlled by a beverage industry member who is not also a craft brewer. According to beerinfo.com, the term "craft beer" is beer that is made using traditional methods with consideration for flavor over mass appeal.

My quest for craft beer started with the Uinta Brewery. Situated on the west side of Salt Lake City, it is one of the only locally owned and operated breweries in Utah. Founded in 1993, 2013 marks the brewery's 20th anniversary. According to their sales literature the company is "named after the only major East-West running mountain range in the Continental U.S." Uinta attends beer festivals across the country in different cities, states and ski towns. They have won numerous awards, including nine in 2012, according to their web site. Tough job, but somebody has to pour those samples.

Many thanks go to Jamie Horton, the account manager who arranged our tour. I was introduced to Jamie through my boyfriend Jim, who has an ongoing love affair with craft beer. We ran into Jamie at several festivals during the year and each time I would mentioned wanting to know more about the brewery. So she met us in their Brewhouse Pub for a private tour. We arrived early with the intention to eat lunch and sample the product before the tour -- it would seem wrong not to do so.

At the start of the tour, Jamie told us they consider themselves craft brewers and that it is currently the only growth category in the beer industry. A Brewers Association report confirms this, stating a 2011 growth rate for craft brewers of 13 percent by volume and 12 percent in the first half of 2012. In comparison, the overall beer industry declined by 1.3 percent.

Uinta's sales in 2012 will exceed 2011 by 60 percent. In 2012 they produced 45,000 barrels of beer. It may seem like a lot, but in comparison, Coors Beer produces just over 20 million barrels a year. Sixty percent of Uinta's beer is sold in Utah, and the rest is distributed to 22 other states.

Jamie surmised that in addition to award winning craft beer, part of their growth is directly attributable to new packaging, a proprietary bottle with a unique shape and new, very hip labeling. One of the aspects of the new bottle is an embossed compass circling the bottle. According to Lindsay Berk, Uinta's marketing manager, "the symbolism of a compass just felt right and fitting, and thus became part of our logo and our proprietary bottle." She added that part of what it evokes is the company's sense of direction and focus on brewing quality, consistent beers. Another interpretation is related to their sense of adventure and exploration, both inside and outside the brewery.

I invited two of my co-workers to tag along on the tour because I knew they would appreciate the opportunity. And I was right. While touring the brewery they were in awe of the mash tuns, brew kettles and fermentation tanks. If you don't know what any of these things are, run, don't walk to your closest brewery that offers a tour -- it is fascinating. My favorite parts were the bottling and kegging stations. During our tour they were in full swing and we dodged forklifts and boxes flying down the line as we gaped at the vast quantities of beer.

After 20 years, Uinta's beer is still creative and inventive. My personal favorite is the Yard Sale Winter Lager. Although I'm not a copious beer drinker, I love the stuff. More importantly I love the craft beer culture. The gleam in the eyes of the guys who came with me reminded me how much beer drinkers love beer. The people at Uinta Brewing genuinely love what they do and the joy it provides. If you have the chance to visit our great state, stop by and say hello. Raise your glass of Yard Sale and toast the craft beer culture.

Have you ever thought about taking a trip just to visit a craft brewery?

 

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