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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from August 2013


    My husband and I celebrated our 9th Wedding Anniversary earlier this week. We decided to go back to our roots. We lived in downtown SLC when we were first married. So, I rode the train from the suburbs where we live now and met my hubby downtown after work. Together we walked through the streets

  • Strut your stuff at the Zoo Rendezvous

    Join your favorite Hogal Zoo animals at the wildest party in town at the Zoo Rendezvous This "fun raising" opportunity will be held Thursday, September 5th and includes live entertainment, delicious food and trinc and a lively silent auction. The funding from this event will help the zoo to

  • Salt Lake City Jazz Festival

    The 2013 Salt Lake City Jazz Festival is this Sunday, September 1st, at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake. Featuring Macy Gray and David Murray's Infinity Quartet, Lena Prima (daughter of Louis Prima), Nicolas Bearde and Cairdee, Wasatch Jazz Project Big Band, The Ambassadors, and our own

  • Salt Lake City Greek Festival

    For nearly four decades, SLC’s Greek Festival has led many a foodie to cry “Opa!”. This year, the festival’s 38th year to be precise, should be no different. Running September 5th through September 8th the festival offers a delicious array of Greek Cuisine, offering up far more than

  • Get Exposed Labor Day Weekend

    There are so many great performing arts in Salt Lake City it's hard to get to know them all, which is why the Rose Exposed performing arts festival, happening this weekend, is such a great opportunity. The second annual festival showcases the six resident performing arts organizations of the

  • Researching Your Roots

    Genealogy or family history is a great way to connect with your ancestors and gain a sense of who you are and where you come from. Family history can be as simple as writing down the names of your parents and grandparent to a multi-generational fan chart Salt Lake City has the largest Family

  • My Adopted City: Biking in the Salt Lake Valley, Part 1 - Urban

    As far as I can tell, biking in Salt Lake City is a necessity. No matter where you go in this city, you are bound to see bikers of all walks of life; cruising, commuting, recreating and traveling. SLC locals and visitors alike bike to school, to work and to play. (Twilight Series “Biker Gang” –

  • Oasis Cafe, Farm to Glass, BTG

    Oasis Cafe Dinner Specials There’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy Oasis Cafe’s pretty patio. Their ongoing three course dinner specials make it a great value too. Chef Efren Nicholas has created three-course specials that change weekly – each for just $25. “Our patio is such a lovely

  • 4th Annual Utah Beer Festival – Saturday, August 17th, 2013

    Salt Lake City has witnessed the growth and expansion of a blossoming local brew scene in recent years, and Utah in general is home to a number of fantastic craft breweries. Great beer graces the fridges and frothy drafts of many Salt Lake institutions, and has helped transform the culture of the

  • Salt Lake City's Best Coffee

    Coffee is key to keeping up the pace in any city, and Salt Lake is no exception. With more and more expert baristas, several skilled roasters, and an increasing population of coffee enthusiasts, Salt Lake City's buzzing java scene is better than ever. From killer cold-brews, to vibrant coffee shop

  • The Living Planet Aquarium Celebrates Shark Week August 4-10

    The Discovery Channel's Shark Week is an anticipated TV event for many, but you can step away from the TV and view these amazing animals in person at The Living Planet Aquarium this week, Aug. 4-10. Aquarium staff will reveal shark facts and debunk shark myths. Visitors will have a chance to

  • Free to fall: The Psicobloc Masters Series climbing competition

    Wearing neither a harness nor rope, the climber stretched her arm toward the distant hold using every muscle in her body to stay connected to the overhanging wall. Gravity won, pealing her off the wall to a splash landing in a pool 30-feet below. Shortly after, another climber reached the top of

  • America’s Toughest Stage Race – the Tour of Utah

    As an avid but aging cyclist, I’m excited for the ninth edition of the Tour of Utah next week, another chance to watch some of the world’s top professional cyclists race on the very same roads I regularly ride. Granted, the amount of time it takes me to ascend our local climbs is a lot longer than