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The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Arts & Culture

  • Salt Lake Residents Love Getting Tattooed

    For a city often associated with religion and strict alcohol laws, Salt Lake City also boasts a vibrant and eclectic counterculture. This perception that Salt Lake City is a conservative town makes the city a hidden gem for a thriving tattoo culture. There are dozens of excellent artists and shops

  • Best Outdoor Concert Venues in Salt Lake

    Listening to a sweet melody while swaying in unison to that warm summer breeze–that’s what we call a pure, unfettered moment. Now that concert venues have opened up and all that cheerful sunshine is here to stay, we can have more of those moments. No more isolated nights with just the TV as our only

  • Explore Salt Lake’s Diverse and Vibrant Theater Arts Scene

    The lights go on, the curtains part and the stage floods with sound—the experience of live theater is brighter than ever before! A spotlight is on the Utah theater scene, with local playwrights and performers eager to step onstage for an expanding audience in several new venues. Award-winning and

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Salt Lake

    Cinco de Mayo - a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage - is alive and well in Salt Lake. With an Hispanic and Latino population of almost 19%, there are many excellent (and delicious!) local ways to enjoy the day. While there are fewer big parties and festivals in the wake of COVID, you

  • Experience The Sundance Film Festival 2021 Virtually!

    The Sundance Film Festival is the largest and most well-known independent film festival based in the United States, and has been based in Utah for more than 40 years. Over the years, the best talent and creative minds in the filmmaking world have taken part in the Festival in one way or another, and

  • Experience the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City

    Independent films, glistening snowflakes, a grand mountain backdrop, and Robert Redford­—what do all these things have in common? The famous Sundance Film Festival. Salt Lake City is bustling with lounges and premieres during the annual beloved Festival. With six theaters and three noteworthy

  • Salt Lake's Must-See Murals and Street Art

    Experience the masterful and artistic urban murals in Salt Lake City–some cleverly placed in the middle of busy intersections­–others secretly tucked away in unassuming alleyways. These massive pieces of art, painted on iconic and not so iconic walls wait ever so patiently for someone to come and

  • How to Have a Good Time in Salt Lake

    Most people would describe Salt Lake as "chill," "fun-loving," "outdoorsy," "adventurous," and "kind of a foodie." And yes, that sounds like the city has a Tinder profile, but truly, this town gets along with just about anyone and is always up for a good time. Whether you're a business traveler,

  • Salt Lake's Best Summer Beers

    With it being Salt Lake’s Official Craft Beer Month, and with summer right around the corner, we’re bringing back our list of favorite summer beers. Nothing beats a cold beer on a summer afternoon, and since Salt Lake’s craft beer scene is so strong, we have plenty of brews to choose from. Did you

  • Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

    While walking along Salt Lake’s Bonneville Shoreline trail overlooking our little urban gem nestled in the mountains, you will hear a strange noise this summer. Yup—the hills are alive with the sound of the Red Butte Garden Concert Series. In an incomparable setting, the Red Butte Concert Series is

  • Experience The Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake

    There is a very specific and scintillating buzz that percolates in Salt Lake every January. It’s not just “The Greatest Snow On Earth,” though we do see a lot of skiers visiting the city this time of year—it's Festival time in Salt Lake. You might not know it, but Salt Lake is home to a large

  • The Salt Lake Connect Pass:

    "Mooommmmmm, I'm boooored." It's a phrase that need never be heard in Salt Lake again thanks to the Connect Pass, a ticket to 16 of the region's best family-friendly attractions. You can purchase the Connect Pass for a day, a few days, or spring for a full year of access. So it works wonderfully

  • Gallivan Center Plaza

    25 Years at The Gallivan Center: Yours to Celebrate

    The John W. Gallivan Utah Center (Gallivan Center) celebrated its 25 th Anniversary in 2018. That’s 25 years of free and inexpensive community-friendly events to include weekly jazz concerts, summer outdoor big band dances, Food Truck Thursdays, Salt City Sounds concert series, summer Lunch Bunch

  • What to Do After The Slopes in Ski City

    WHAT TO DO AFTER THE SLOPES You spent the day on the mountain shredding that classic Utah powder. But it's only 4 p.m. Time on the hill always works up a hunger and a powerful need for a drink. There are plenty of excellent spots close to Utah’s greatest resorts that are perfect for the time-honored

  • Salt Lake Acting Company

    Laugh, Cry and Fall in Love with Salt Lake Acting Company

    Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has long been Utah’s premiere home for new plays. Nestled in the Marmalade District, just north of downtown, you’ll find SLAC’s unique home: the historic 19th Ward House of Worship, re-purposed to house the theatre company. As they dive into their 48th season, SLAC is

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Four Ways to Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Arts This Fall

    The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is your destination for global visual arts. Immerse yourself in 5,000 years of human history and creativity through the region’s most dynamic collection of art, from ancient objects to the latest contemporary works. What’s in it for you? A

  • Welcome To Craft Lake City

    The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000