Looking for something STEMulating to do this summer? Visit the Salt Lake County Library’s Holladay location on June 26 and 27 from 1 to 4 pm to learn how to make Robotic Arms. Registration is required; visit your nearest County Library branch to sign up. Learn more about this and other STEM Camps offered this summer: http://slcolibrary.org/teenCATEGORY: Classes & Workshops
The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. For the first time in American history, fashion could be mass produced. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens toiled away in factories in appalling working conditions. Their hard work and sacrifice lined the pockets of greedy factory owners who were almost exclusively white men. The tragic Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911 resulted in the deaths of over a hundred young people, mostly immigrant girls, who were locked in the factory. That fire signaled a turning point in American history. This book will examine the events leading up to the fire, including a close look at how fashion and the desire for consumer goods—driven in part by the excess of the Gilded Age—created an unsustainable culture of greed. Told from the perspective of six young women who lived the story, this book will remind us why what we buy and how we vote really matter. Join us Tuesday, June 13th at the Hunter Library (4740 4100 S, Salt Lake City) on Tuesday, June 27th, at 1:30 p.m. for a reading and signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.CATEGORY: Book Readings and Signings
Local author Christine Seifert shares her research in her new book, “Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic View of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.” The tragedy led to the development of safety regulations to protect factory workers.CATEGORY: Book Readings
www.kilbycourt.comCATEGORY: Live Music
A Republican president takes office at the height of his Hollywood-powered, camera-ready fame. He governs with cameras constantly flashing and claims that he’s just the public face in front of real policy-makers and dangerous global threats. That’s the story of America’s 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The movie star, known for playing cowboys and gun-toting heroes, took over the White House in 1981 and led the United States against Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s threats of war. Amidst the actual governing, though, Reagan’s presidency set a new standard for video documentation. Cameras followed Reagan’s every move, leading opposing pundits to accuse him of “majoring in public relations” more so than hardline presidential affairs.
Comprised entirely of archival footage taken during those pre-reality-television years, The Reagan Show is a highly entertaining and informative look at how Ronald Reagan redefined the look and feel of what it means to be the POTUS. Co-directors Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill’s film uncannily provides a fascinating precedent for the made-for-TV President. (credit: Tribeca Film Festival)CATEGORY: Film
Ann Wilson of Heart is the next step of Ann's journey. The step that puts it all together. The present meets the past and joins the timeless. All of the songs that make up the essence of Ann Wilson will be on display; Heart songs, songs from Ann’s solo projects, and songs that have influenced and inspired Ann throughout her life. The show, like the woman herself, will know no bounds, Joined - not backed - by a band of true artists, Ann’s true voice will be heard.CATEGORY: Live Music
www.theurbanloungeslc.comCATEGORY: Live Music
Run-On Sunshine: https://runonsunshine.bandcamp.com/ On tour from Tucson, AZ, en route to a new home in St. Petersburg, FL. Heartfelt songs about cats and other important topics! High-energy, interactive set with sweet Casio drones/primitive beats and the occasional a cappella! With super local acts!... Baby Pink: https://www.facebook.com/babypinkslc/ First show!! and Noble Pest: https://www.facebook.com/noblepestslc/CATEGORY: Live Music
This annual exhibition, brought to you by the Utah Watercolor Society, will showcase the best of Utah’s water media artists. This year’s exhibition was juried by nationally renowned artist Janet Rogers. Her task was to select 90 works from the 199 entries submitted. Many of the displaying artists are themselves nationally renowned in water media. “Water media” means works that can be completed in any medium using water to move the paint, such as traditional watercolor, acrylic, inks, and gouache. All works for this exhibition are painted in a “traditional” manner, in that they are painted on paper and presented under glass. Come view the dazzling display of watercolor at its finest, on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center May 4 – June 28, 2017.
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.CATEGORY: Art & Museum Exhibits