Community Coat Exchange

Need a coat? Come get one. Have a coat? We know someone who can use it. The Annual Community Coat Exchange, a program of Blue Sky Institute, is in its 12th year of brining warmth to our community. Bring donations to any of the drop off centers listed on the website before Thanksgiving or to the event itself. At the event, no questions are asked: If you need a coat, come get one. If you want to exchange a coat, bring the coat you want to donate and take one in exchange. If you have a donation of coats, we know people who can use them. Left over coats are donated to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store, a project of the Crossroads Urban Center which advocates for low income and homeless people.

Scott Plays Scott Joplin Part 4

Scott Plays Scott Joplin – Part Four Free Concert Friday, November 24, 2017 * 7:00 PM Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 1375 Spring Lane, Holladay, UT 84117 Contact: Michael Allen Gray 404-583-5461 FREE CONCERT. On November 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Saint Vincent's Catholic Parish in Holladay, Scott Larrabee, Composer and Jazz Pianist will conclude his Free 4-Part Scott Joplin Concert Series "SCOTT PLAYS SCOTT" commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Music Pioneer, Legend and African-American Composer, Scott Joplin. This conclusion Concert will also feature Saint Vincent's SCOLA Cantorum. Larrabee sees this as dress run for his upcoming 2018 Concert which will honoring Scott Joplin's 150th Birthday. With narration by Baritone Michael Allen Gray, this Storytelling Recital transports us back to the birth of Ragtime and how it changed American Music forever. Performance starts at 7:00 PM and there will be a freewill offering to benefit "Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor" All Are Welcome * Family Friendly Scott Joplin Background Dubbed the "King of Ragtime", Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. Born in the late 1860s somewhere along the border between Texas and Arkansas, Scott Joplin took up the piano as a child and eventually became a travelling musician as a teen. He immersed himself in the emerging musical form known as ragtime and became the genre’s foremost composer with tunes like "The Entertainer," "Solace" and "The Maple Leaf Rag," which is the biggest-selling ragtime song in history. Joplin also penned the operas Guest of Honor and Treemonisha. He died in New York City on April 1, 1917. Scott Joplin's exact date of birth and location is not known, though it is estimated that he was born between the summer of June 1867 and January 1868. Born to Florence Givens and Giles Joplin, Scott grew up in Texarkana, a town situated on the border between Texas and Arkansas. The Joplins were a musical family, with Florence being a singer and banjo player and Giles a violinist; Scott learned how to play the guitar at a young age and later took to the piano, displaying a gift for the instrument. Julius Weiss, a German music teacher who lived in Joplin's hometown, gave the young pianist further instruction. Joplin was also a vocalist and would play the cornet as well. Joplin left home during his teen years and began work as a travelling musician, playing in bars and dance halls where new musical forms were featured that formed the basis of ragtime, which had distinct, syncopated rhythms and a fusion of musical sensibilities. Joplin lived for a time in Sedalia, Missouri in the 1880s and in 1893 he fronted a band in Chicago during the World Fair. He later settled in Sedalia again while continuing to travel, with the waltzes "Please Say You Will" and "A Picture of Her Face" becoming his first two published songs. Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer." inspiring the creation of Modern Jazz.

Pale Waves

Hip Hop Roots Black Friday with Lisa Frank, Shanghaii, Malev Da Shinobi, Dennis James, Ocelot, The Heretix

ELF the Musical

Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Guys and Dolls

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Frank Loesser's crowd pleaser is about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway. Presented by the Ziegfeld Theatre. Recommended for ages 8+ for some suggestive dancing and gambling. Reduced pricing Tuesday & Wednesday. Shows are Friday-Sunday opening weekend. With special Thanksgiving week day shows Tuesday & Wednesday (Nov 21&22), Friday & Saturday (Nov 24&25). No performance on Thursday. TICKETS: Weekend Nights $29 / $35 / $45 Reduced Pricing Tuesday & Wednesday $23/$29/$35 Tickets purchased at the door are $5 more All Sales are Final. No Refunds. Reserve tickets at or 435-649-9371

Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons

My friend Michael Lewis and I were leaving that night on the 3:00 am, Turkish Air, Istanbul/Kabul flight. Since we'd been in Istanbul, à la usual jet lag, I was up at 5:00 to see to the sunrise over the Blue Mosque below us every morning. One of the world's epic views...the Blue and Grand Mosques ringing the Bosphorus.

Pixie & The Party Grass Boys

Major Tom & The Pirates

Rio Grand Downtown Farmers Market

Rio Grande Downtown Farmers Market was founded in 2013 in response to Salt Lake City's demand for fresh local goods all year round.
Hosted in the historic Rio Grande Depot, this market allows growers to extend the season, and features fresh vegetables from late season harvests and area greenhouses. Like the summer markets, it also offers the best of the region's grass-fed meats, dairy, honey, eggs, baked goods, and seasonal offerings for the holidays.