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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from September 2011

  • Halloween Has Arrived At Gardner Village

    The witches have landed at Gardner Village, which means the official start of the Halloween season in Salt Lake City! Below are fun events going on this Fall at Gardner Village: (All images courtesy of the author. Video at the bottom courtesy of Gardner Village.) Witch Scavenger Hunt This is a great

  • Fresh, Raw and Stunning: 'Next to Normal' Touches the Heart

    If you've been thinking about seeing Next to Normal at Pioneer Memorial Theatre, stop thinking and go. The show is in the middle of its run and continues until Saturday, Oct. 1. I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera, since I have a low tolerance for

  • How to Make the Trip to Your Ancestor's Homeland

    Salt Lake is home to the world's largest genealogical database at the Family History Library. Get more info. When my husband Bill and I travelled to England earlier this year, I was as excited about visiting the old stomping grounds of his ancestors as I was about speaking at the Who Do You You

  • Rico Cafe and Market

    Move over Mexican Food Chains, there is a cafe and market that is overwhelmingly more tasty than any chain restaurant can deliver. Rico's brand has a cafe and market on 700 East and 500 South, serving up fresh Mexican fare made with personality and authenticity. During the weekdays at the cafe you

  • Finding History At The Salt Lake City Cemetery

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="Courtesy Enjoy Utah!"] [/caption] A great place to look for Salt Lake City's history, and your own personal family history, is the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Mark Smith, current sexton of the cemetery, explains: "I feel the Salt Lake City Cemetery is

  • Salt Lake on the Cover of Backcountry Magazine

    Kudos to Eric Balken, a My Salt Lake guest blogger, on his cover photo at Salt Lake's Alta resort! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="347" caption="Courtesy Eric Balken"] [/caption] I was pleasantly surprised last month when a friend informed me I was going to be on the cover of Backcountry

  • Mary Poppins at The Capitol Theatre

    My daughter and I saw the Broadway production of Mary Poppins this weekend at Capitol Theatre, and it was absolutely wonderful! Mary Poppins is on tour with the Broadway Across America, and will be in Salt Lake City until September 25th. You can buy tickets through Arttix, or at the Capitol Theatre

  • Get Ready for Downtown Dine O' Round

    Even for those of us long out of school, September brings with it a sense of excitement and possibility, and maybe an impulse to try something new. It's a perfect time to try a new restaurant with Downtown Dine O' Round, taking place throughout downtown SLC, Sept. 16-Oct. 1. More than forty

  • Labor Day Weekend in Salt Lake

    Cooler fall-like weather has arrived in Salt Lake City just in time for Labor Day weekend, and there are plenty of great activities for Salt Lakers to choose from to celebrate the holiday. What have you missed out on, and what do you need more of, this summer? You could take a hike to see the last of