HotelsFind Places to StayFrom the heart of the city to the edge of the wilderness, Salt Lake has a host of options for you to set up a perfect base camp for your visit to Salt Lake.It’s hard to believe that it is Back to School time! Come do your school shopping at the South Towne Mall and sta...moreWe just finished a full remodel on all of our sleeping rooms and we want YOU to come enjoy a night away from home...more30% off all vacation rentals March 30th through April 20th Warm sun? Check. Friends and Family? Check. Experie...moreCome to Park City in April and enjoy our special lodging rates, including daily hot breakfast buffet. You can ski...moreLooking for a weekend getaway? Relax in one of our spacious suites and let someone else do the dishes with our “...moreadvertisement
RestaurantsYou're never far from your next great Salt Lake mealBecause a surprisingly diverse assortment of cafés and restaurants are waiting for you. From great American classics to dining options from every corner of the world, you will find exactly what your tastebuds are craving for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.Restaurants SearchPosted on February 27, 2014With the Oscars just around the corner this weekend, the votes have been compiled and Bambara's bartenders are going out on a limb to predict "The Wolf of Wall Street" as Best Picture. To have a little fun with the buzz surrounding the 2014 Academy Awards, Bambara created original specialty drinks, each designed for an Oscar "Best Picture" nominee and crafted by the expert bartenders in Bambara's popular gathering hotspot, "The Vault." From the big nomination announcement until March 2 …morePosted on February 10, 2014by Gastronomic SLCEvery single known restaurant in the milky way will be competing for your dining dollar come February 14th. With valentines day still two weeks there’s still just enough time to book a table, but the choice can be overwhelming. Who exactly is offering that je ne sais quoi to impress your special someone. Here are six local restaurants looking to make this valentines one to remember. BambaraFor the special day executive chef Nathan Powers will feature special entrée offerings while pastry …morePosted on January 14, 2014by Gastronomic SLCObsidian/Tricycle Wine Company DinnerThis winter, Alta's Shallow Shaft restaurant is hosting a series of wine focused dinners. Now in its 46th season, the restaurant overlooks the base of Alta Ski Resort and with a 23 page wine menu on hand - was winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s “Best Wine List” and City Weekly’s pick for “Best High Altitude Dining” in 2011.The next dinner focuses on the Obsidian/Tricycle Wine Company and is held on January 15th.The Shallow Shaft10199 E Hwy 210, …morePosted on December 16, 2013by Gastronomic SLCCaputo's Market And Deli One of the first stops on my Christmas shopping list every year is Caputo's. While I can't eat pate and salami day in day out - I more than make up for it during the holidays with a splurge-o-rama at Caputo's. Amongst the gourmet chocolate, cheeses, meats and other groceries I asked Yelena Caputo to give me the low down on what's hot at Caputo's this holiday season - here's the scoop: A new line of chocolate gift collections, that have already been a big hit …morePosted on December 9, 2013by Gastronomic SLCThe last few days and weeks has seen a merry go round of SLC chefs at local restaurants. So much so, here's a quick recap of some of the more notable changes.Greg Neville is no longer associated with East side Italian eatery Lugano and is instead moving on to the Solitude Resort. Jonah Hornsby, former chef di cucina, has taken over the restaurant bringing chef Barney Northrop on board. Speaking to Hornsby he told me:"My vision is to build on the concept that Greg had created but …morePosted on November 27, 2013by Gastronomic SLCAs the holiday season starts its inevitable assault on our senses, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. The prospect of hosting family, tending the kitchen and keeping a smile on your face - well - even I've thought about holing up in the crawlspace until the new year near once or twice. Before you start investigating hibernation supplies though, check out these thanksgiving dining options for 2013, sure to take some of the stress and pressure off this holiday. The crawlspace will still …morePosted on November 18, 2013by Marsha MaxwellSushi is not as exotic as it may have been a decade ago - it's easy to find passable ready-made sushi in many grocery stores. But the best sushi is still made by trained chefs in sushi restaurants, and there are plenty of places in the Salt Lake area to get fresh, beautiful, creative sushi. Here are a few of my favorites in different parts of the Salt Lake Valley.* = highly recommendedSLC Central* TakashiWidely regarded as the best sushi restaurant, and one of the best restaurants …morePosted on November 13, 2013by Gastronomic SLCFaustina Autumn “Brewmaster’s” BrunchOn November 16th Faustina in downtown Salt Lake is hosting a special “Brewmaster’s Brunch” with EPIC Brewing Co. starting at 1 p.m. EPIC Brewing will be on hand to educate diners about EPIC Brewing fundamentals and the distinctions of each selection, along with tasting notes for beers complementing Chef de Cuisine Joe Kemp’s special autumn brunch menu. “Since joining the team at Faustina earlier this year I’ve been excited to turn my creative culinary talent …morePosted on October 14, 2013by Marsha MaxwellOne thing I love to do is check out a new bakery - cakes and cookies are my weakness. For the past few months I've been sampling the goods at several of Salt Lake City's finest bakeries, serving everything from all-American doughnuts, brownies and chocolate chip cookies to more refined European fare like macarons, mille-feuille and pain au chocolat. I've put together an updated list of 21 of Salt Lake City's best bakeries, including old standbys like Banbury Cross and Gourmandise and newer …morePosted on October 11, 2013by Gastronomic SLCFans of ZY might want to note the restaurant is no more. Well, sort of. Today the sign on the restaurant changes, signalling the revamp of the business as “Alamexo”. Wait, don’t run off sobbing over the loss of ZY and chef Matt Lake just yet. In an interview with the SL Tribune Lake mentioned, “it’s just a change, not a closure, we’ll offer the same level of service with a new menu”. For an idea of the cuisine at Alamexo, some brief detective work around the web highlights an …moreadvertisement
SkiThe Official site for Salt Lake Ski ResortsSki Salt Lake is the official website for visitors planning a ski vacation in Utah. With four world class ski resorts - all just minutes from our international airport.Posted on February 3, 2014by Annie StuderFor many ‘the greatest snow on earth' is synonymous to Utah and the Wasatch …morePosted on December 24, 2013by Erika WigginsWe've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain," and I've certainly …morePosted on November 18, 2013by Kathy DaltonWinter is coming and with it come freezing temperatures. Whether you need a little …morePosted on November 13, 2013by Jessica FredricksonGreetings Hardcore, Fair-weather and Skiers of all Kinds, Ski season has arrived …morePosted on November 4, 2013by Kathy DaltonAdventure Mom, Kristing Sokol, shares how to ride the Snowbird Tram for almost …morePosted on November 4, 2013by Annie Studer1. Unbeatable snow. Even in an off season in Utah, it's better than …morePosted on October 9, 2013by Jessica FredricksonThe resorts have had their first snowfall and that means winter is upon us. With …morePosted on March 12, 2013by Jessica FredricksonWhen it starts to warm up in the city it’s easy to forget the nearly …morePosted on February 28, 2013by Maile KeoneA few weeks ago three friends and I strapped on …moreadvertisement
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Things to DoOne thing you'll never do is run out of things to do.Take some time to see the sights in and around our beautiful city and state. After you've read all about what Salt Lake has to offer, you might want to add a day (or two!) to your trip to really enjoy yourself.Search Attractionsadvertisement
EventsThere is so much happening in Salt LakeTheatre, dance, music, visual arts, museums, sports and more, Salt Lake is a busy place.Events Search
Apr 172014 Salt Lake FanXperience
The 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience will take place April 17-19, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The SOLD OUT 2013 Salt Lake Comic Con broke records including largest first year Comic Con in North America and was the largest convention ever in the state of Utah with over 72,000 Attendees. Dan Farr Productions has now booked virtually the entire Salt Palace Convention Center and is lining up a world class entertainment extravaganza for our awesome fans. Attendance to this event is expected to exceed 100,000. Thank you for your support!Apr 17I Am T-Pain Tour
Be at Saltair when the I Am T-Pain Tour featuring T-Pain and guests Yung Cash, Vantrease and Big Reeno hits the stage.Apr 18Mahler's Symphony No 5
Mahler: Symphony no 5 / Abravanel, Utah Symphony Orchestra by Abravanel was released Mar 09, 1999 on the Vanguard Classics label. Mahler: Symphony no 5 / Abravanel, Utah Symphony Orchestra contains a single disc with 5 songs.Apr 19Real Salt Lake vs Portland
Professional Soccer: The battle between Real Salt Lake and Portland is held at Rio Tinto Stadium.Apr 19Salt Lake City Marathon
From its starting point on the UU Campus at the Olympic Legacy Bridge, the Marathon's course skirts the base of the Wasatch Mountains, passes through neighborhoods and alongside elegant estates, then winds through Salt Lake’s legendary wide streets, into the city center, where crowds of enthusiastic spectators cheer the participants on.
Runners of all ages and ability levels will enjoy a crisp, cool running run in a setting that surrounds them with snow-capped peaks contrasting with spring blossoms, all along a flat and slightly downhill 26.2 mile course.Apr 19The Led Zeppelin Experience - No Quarter
Experience the ultimate tribute to Led Zeppelin when No Quarter hits the Depot stage on Saturday, April 19th!Apr 22War Horse
Don't miss the Utah premiere of War Horse, coming to the Capitol Theatre April 22-27, 2014 as part of the Zions Bank Broadway Across America season.
War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and magnificent artistry.Apr 23Chamber Music Series
Experience the harmonious convergence of music and art as students from the University of Utah School of Music perform an original opera in the galleries of the UMFA. In this special addition to our Chamber Music Series, University of Utah School of Music soprano Olivia Custodio will perform the short opera La voix humaine, by Francis Poulenc, with Jed Moss accompanying on piano. The story follows a woman as she speaks on the telephone with her (invisible and inaudible) departing lover, who is leaving her to marry another woman. The telephone proved to be the perfect prop for librettist Jean Cocteau to explore his ideas, feelings, and "algebra" concerning human needs and realities in communication. Directed by Lucas Goodrich.Apr 24Life at the Speed of Light
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JVCI), a not-for-profit, research organization dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental research. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately-held company dedicated to commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global needs. In 1998, Dr. Venter founded Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome using new tools and techniques he and his team developed. This research culminated with the February 2001 publication of the human genome in the journal, Science. Dr. Venter and his team at JVCI continue to blaze new trails in genomics. They have sequenced and analyzed hundreds of genomes and created the first self-replicating bacterial cell constructed with synthetic DNA.
In 2010, Dr. Venter and his team at the JCVI successfully constructed the first "synthetic bacterial cell" putting humankind at the threshold of a new phase of biological research, one that is enabling us to go from reading the genetic code (sequencing genomes) to now writing the genetic code for designing new species. The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on society, including new methods for chemical and energy production, human health and medical advances, clean water, and new food and nutritional products. Dr. Venter, regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous pioneering advances in genomics, will guide us through this emerging field, detailing its origins, current challenges, and the potential positive advances.
Dr. Venter is a pioneer of the genomics revolution. His work on synthetic biology truly embodies the theme of “pushing the boundaries of life.” Essentially, Venter is seeking to “write the software of life” to create microbes designed by humans rather than only through evolution. The potential benefits and risks of this new technology are enormous. It also requires us to examine, both scientifically and philosophically, the question of “What is life?”Apr 24Peter Pan
Fly away with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook as J.M. Barrie's magical, musical fairytale of the "Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" is cleverly re-imagined for the Hale Center Theater Orem stage! A favorite for children of all ages. Come back to Neverland, and remember what it's like to pretend!Apr 25Tchaikovsky's Suite No 3
Guest Conductor Andrey Boreyko returns to Abravanel Hall for a concert featuring two contrasting Russian works, written just a few years apart. Tchaikovsky's evocative and balletic 3rd Orchestral Suite was originally intended as a symphony while Rimsky-Korsakov's uplifting Russian Easter Overture celebrated the musical history of Russian Orthodoxy. Messiaen's gorgeous mediations on the ascension of Christ complete the program. - See more at: http://www.utahsymphony.org/concerts/item/890-tchaikovskys-suite-no-3#sthash.2vw1Qu10.dpufApr 262014 Miller Motorsports Park Season Opener and Car Sho
Miller Motorsports Park is kicking off their 2014 racing season in style on Saturday, April 26, 2014, with an action-packed day of racing and free admission for everyone!
The day will feature six different kinds of racing, with something for everyone, plus a car show, free hot dogs and drinks (while supplies last) and free zip line rides. Gates open at 8 AM racing all day until 5PM.Apr 26Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver
Professional Soccer: The battle between Real Salt Lake and Vancouver is held at Rio Tinto Stadium.Apr 29Ingrid Michaelson
Spend an evening with Ingrid Michaelson when she brings her tour in support of her upcoming album, Lights Out, with guests Storyman and The Alternate Routes at Saltair.May 1Ellie Goulding
Be at Saltair when Ellie Goulding brings her tour with special guest Rudimental to town.May 2Salt Lake Bees vs Reno Aces
Catch the Salt Lake Bees in action when they take on the Reno Aces at Smith's Ballpark!May 32014 Live Green SLC! Festival
Showcasing a full spectrum of sustainable green products, services and ideas from cutting edge renewable technologies to everyday solutions that can be implemented in the home. At this outdoor event, held in the beautiful downtown Library Plaza, attendees will enjoy features such as interactive and educational exhibits, local and organic foods and goods, live auctions, a children’s area, eco-carnival games, music, entertainment and much more.May 3Holi Festival of Colors SLC
Great Mantra Bands, DJ's, Top Yoga Teachers, Dance, Hourly Color Throws, Cuisine, Free Hugs, & Lotsa Love.
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Though liquid colors are used in India (where it’s warm) we prohibit them, as we don’t want anyone to catch cold on account of the festival. Dry is better for photographs as well.
Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the Gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son’s ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. Her effigy is consumed in the fire!
Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of colored powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.
The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!May 6Fu Manchu
Catch Fu Manchu when they bring their Spring USA Invasion Tour supporting their new album, Gigantoid, to In The Venue .May 10Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio
The opera that put Mozart's name on the European cultural map.
The Abduction from the Seraglio tells of a fair damsel who, like most operatic damsels, finds herself in great distress! Will the dashing nobleman rescue her from her Turkish keepers and the powerful ruler who desires to possess her? Or will the true lovers die in the attempt?
After a season filled with passion, drama, and grandeur, Utah Opera ends the season with something light and fun. Mozart's incomparable skill for vocal melody and dramatic tension are on full display in this exotic, colorful production that you're guaranteed to love.May 14Nickel Creek
See Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek when they perform live with guests The Secret Sisters at Kingsbury Hall.May 16Living Traditions Festival
The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to present the Living Traditions Festival, a celebration of traditional folk and ethnic arts. Living Traditions brings people together to honour the diversity and cultural traditions of our community. Local ethnic artists—craftspeople, dancers, musicians and community groups—provide the framework for the Festival.advertisement
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About Salt LakeWe're different. You're welcome.A beautiful, safe, and vibrant destination, the Salt Lake Valley combines unparalleled access to natural recreation, a bustling economy, dynamic nightlife, remarkable history, warm hospitality, and of course unmatched proximity to Utah's Greatest Snow on Earth.™Posted on March 27, 2014by Marsha MaxwellBlue Man Group remains an original and groundbreaking entertainment event, even …morePosted on March 25, 2014by Annie StuderFirst attempt at geocaching (treasure hunting) in Salt Lake = FUN. But before …morePosted on March 11, 2014by Marsha Maxwell"Chocolate: The Exhibit," on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah …morePosted on February 27, 2014by Gastronomic SLCWith the Oscars just around the corner this weekend, the votes have been compiled …morePosted on February 25, 2014by Janet HovorkaOver the past 10 years, I have traveled with my company, Family ChartMasters, to …morePosted on February 24, 2014by Kathy DaltonIS YOUR CHILD A FUTURE OLYMPIC ATHLETE? By Christine Bowman I taught my …morePosted on February 24, 2014by Marsha MaxwellTrampoline parks and bounce play areas are a great place for kids of all …morePosted on February 20, 2014by Michelle PowellFor those learning about Utah's Pioneer history, one of the first places people go …morePosted on February 18, 2014by Gastronomic SLCDid you know Utah is the home of America’s oldest known chocolate? That’s not the …morePosted on February 14, 2014by Marsha MaxwellWith kids out of school and parents off work, President's Day is a great time for …moreApril 17, 2014SALT LAKE CITY, April 17, 2014 – Starting this May, The Leonardo museum for science and culture in downtown Salt Lake City, will present a ...moreApril 16, 2014Economic Review -- What do Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City have in common? Bikes, and lots of them. These cities, among other...moreApril 15, 2014By Nancy Cook, National Journal -- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is not your typical Utah politician. For starters, he's a Democrat and...moreApril 14, 2014By Randy Nelson, Movoto -- Not too big, not too small, these places are just the right size. When it comes to excitement, they’re absolutel...moreadvertisement