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Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Photo Box Photography will be at the Humane Society of Utah again this holiday season for our annual portrait fundraiser! A variety of backdrops will be available for you to choose from. Portrait sessions can be scheduled with or without pets, kids, family, or Santa. The $25 sitting fee includes a same day 8x10 portrait and is a tax-deductible donation to HSU. The $25 fee MUST be paid at the time of booking. You also have the option to purchase additional prints or holiday greeting cards after your photo shoot. Appointments are available for the following dates: Nov. 4 & 5, Nov. 11 & 12, Nov. 18 & 19, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10 Register here:

Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

This is a free event. More information online

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.

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.

Glass Art Show

Glass Art Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works, and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this delightful medium. Items displayed will be available for sale.

Meet the Artists Reception on Saturday, November 18 from 2-5PM. 

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World AIDS Day with(out) Art 2017

Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Visual AIDS has commissioned seven artists— Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden and Brontez Purnell–to create short videos about seven minutes each in length about the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. The video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, is the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS looks to prioritize Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic.

Additional information, artist / curator bios, and updates on our planned 2017 Day With(out) programming can be found here:

Catalyst Winter Fundraiser at The State Room

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press! Come help us celebrate with a night of local music, art, and aerial acrobatics! Green River Blues, Michelle Moonshine, and Jane Lyon will provide the music for the night, covering genres from Americana, Bluegrass, Rock, and Soul. Aerialists include CATALYST staffer Sophie Silverstone, as well as Erickson Lyons, Chelsie Ross, and Mark Webber. Cheryl Sandoval, local abstract painter will be live painting throughout the show. A short video about CATALYST, past, present, & future by Perry Layne Productions will premiere. Snacks provided by Red Iguana. 2 drink tickets come with each ticket, to beverages from Squatters, Underground Herbal Spirits, as well as free Cru Kombucha all night. An array of items will also be auctioned off in a silent auction and opportunity drawings. Show: 7pm | Doors: 6pm Tickets: $45 day of, $35 pre-sale HERE, $25 for members - email for details on CATALYST memberships.

Utah Avalanche Center in Ogden Fundraiser

Utah Avalanche Fundraiser in Ogden is on November 30, 2017 6:30pm. Talisman Brewery will be serving drinks and Lucky Slice will be serving pizza. $19 pre sale at or $25 at the door. First 100 people get 2:1 lift ticket voucher to Snowbasin and a swag bag. This event is to raise money for the Utah Avalanche Center in Ogden, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our missions statement is “Keeping people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth.” ( This fundraiser will help create a part-time forecaster, outreach, and education specialist for the Ogden mountains. This will bring more avalanche education to the Ogden area and create more accurate forecasts.

Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Eccles Theater

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road this fall through spring 2018 as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour. Tickets on sale now at Dunham just released his latest standup special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix this month. The special features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster. Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. Dunham’s contribution to the world of show business and comedy will be recognized on Thursday, September 21 when he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over two decades of superstardom.

Tickets go on sale 11/17 Showtime’s: Fri. & Sat. 7:00PM / Tickets: $51.50 / For Tickets Call: 801-355-2787 Visit:

CATALYST Winter Fundraiser

This fall marks CATALYST Magazine’s 35th year in publication, and first year publishing from newly formed nonprofit, Common Good Press!