Adam Sklute and Ballet West's Nutcracker

Fifteen years ago, Adam Sklute was serving as the Associate Director of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, IL. “In 2007, I got a tiny email asking if I would be interested in applying for the Artistic Directorship of Ballet West.” Call it fate, destiny or pure chance, but it seems that this relationship…

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Thanksgiving in Salt Lake

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many - who doesn’t love ridiculous amounts of good food while surrounded by people you love? However, not everyone loves the work and cooking and cleaning that go into a feast-based celebration. Fear not! We’re here to tell you some of the best places in Salt…

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Celebrate the Holidays in Salt Lake

‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun, holiday treats, unique gift shopping, or just beautiful holiday lights and displays, Salt Lake has something in store. For Gift Shoppers and…

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Winter at the Gallivan

If you’ve never been through Salt Lake City in the winter, the awe-inspiring annual transformation of the Gallivan Center, an event venue and amphitheater found on 239 South Main Street, will surely be a pleasant surprise. As the seasons change, the space shifts into a light-gilded plaza, often…

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Salt Lake's Top Halloween Events

Utah’s spookiest season is upon us, and we're trembling with anticipation. Utah is the state with the most Halloween decorations, so you can be sure we have just as many Halloween events. We rounded up a wide range of Halloween events in Salt Lake, from haunted houses and spooky live performances to…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Salt Lake

There are many public events and celebrations going on in Salt Lake and surrounding communities to celebrate Juneteenth in Utah this year. Juneteenth commemorates the date that the abolition of slavery was finally announced in Texas more than 2 years after the official signing of the Emancipation…

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A Memorial Day Weekend in Salt Lake

What to do on the Day to Remember Wading through the Memorial Day sale ads and attempting to find a campsite in a sea of packed RVs and tents, you might be wondering how you can best reflect and honor the lives of service members during our nation’s more somber holiday. Flags flown at half-mast…

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Easter in Salt Lake

Easter, which shows up April 17th this year, conjures a lot of ideas for different people. Chocolate bunnies. Decorating eggs. The advent of springtime. Egg hunts. Church services. New clothes. Daffodils. Whatever your take on the Easter holiday, take a moment to peruse the list of events and…

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Salt Lake

January 17th marks the 36th year Americans have celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and if you're in Salt Lake, there are many great and meaningful ways to observe it. With a rally and march, a celebration of local black artists, a film screening and a book discussion about racism, speakers, and…

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Salt Lake's Best Halloween Events

It’s that time of year again—the wind is getting brisk, the colors are changing on the mountains, and the sound of leaves blowing down the street are followed by pumpkin lattes and co-eds sporting Han Solo boots-and-vest style on campus. That’s right, one of the best holidays of the year is just…

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Happy Independence Day, Salt Lake!

After one of the strangest years in living memory, getting out and celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family is something so many of us are looking forward to. Barbecues, parades, carnivals, and fireworks are all great ways to get out and remember the joys of being with one another and…

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Last-Minute Salt Lake Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Don't disappoint Mom this year - from the standard to the creative and unusual, here are some Salt Lake-based ideas on how to celebrate that special woman in your life. The Sweets We know it's cliché to buy mom a box of chocolates, but what if you put a little Salt Lake twist on this old standby…

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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…

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A Salt Lake Valentine’s Gift Guide

The holiday filled with hearts, weirdly satisfying chalky candy, and love themed everything is upon us. Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or even Anti-Valentine’s Day­–however you choose to celebrate, you might be wondering what you’re going to shower your loved ones with, amidst the pandemic. You…

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Salt Lake's Pride Preview

All year ‘round, Salt Lake proudly owns its designation as one of Advocate magazine’s Ten Queerest Cities in America, but in June, well, something extra special happens. Rainbow flags appear in windows, in yards, on porches, and on restaurant patios. The city block around Library Square bustles…

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Halloween Events for Kids

With the dream of free candy haunting their dreams, hopes of haunted houses in mind, and plenty of spooky good times to look forward to, Halloween is big time for kids. Check out our list of family- and kid-friendly Halloween fun, and be sure to get a taste of the best Salt Lake has to offer in the…

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Salt Lake's Best Holiday Events

‘Tis the season, and while the temps are dropping, the lights, events, and holiday cheer is bubbling up in Salt Lake. Whether you’re looking for family fun or more elevated evening diversions, Salt Lake has something in store. As the urban gateway to Utah, and the Greatest Snow on Earth, Salt Lake…

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