Introduction by executive producer and Film Center founder Geralyn Dreyfous.

The most stigmatized people in Sonagachi, Calcutta’s red light district, are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother’s fate or for creating another type of life.

In Born into Brothels, directors Zana Briski and Ross Kaufmann chronicle the amazing transformation of the children they come to know in Sonagachi. Briski, a professional photographer, gives them lessons and cameras, igniting latent sparks of artistic genius that reside in these children who live in the most sordid and seemingly hopeless world. The photographs taken by the children are not merely examples of remarkable observation and talent; they reflect something much larger, morally encouraging, and even politically volatile: art as an immensely liberating and empowering force.

Devoid of sentimentality, born into Brothels defies the typical tear-stained tourist snapshot of the global underbelly. Briski spends years with these kids and becomes part of their lives. Their photographs are prisms into their souls, rather than anthropological curiosities or primitive imagery, and a true testimony of the power of the indelible creative spirit.

Adoption Ins and Outs

Learn about adoption, finding birth parents, and the ways adopted children and adults experience home from local author Carolyn Campbell.


National Theatre Live Presents Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Students $10 Red Carpet Club Members & Seniors $17 General Admission $20

Part Two: Perestroika, will be shown at the Broadway on Saturday, August 26, 12pm and Tuesday, August 29, 7pm. A start-to-finish sensation. The performances and the plays absolutely fly’ Daily Telegraph An exhilarating long day’s journey into flight. Andrew Garfield is spectacular’ Sunday Times A true theatrical epic. Nathan Lane is explosive.’ Evening Standard A blistering production. The entire cast are superb.’ WhatsOnStage  Andrew Garfield and the company soar in this seismic revival.’ Arts Desk

Pompeya with Strange Familia, Phat Jester

Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesdays: Owl Pellet Science; Free for ONC members; $3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults; All ages welcome
Find out first-hand why owls are called the Tigers of the Sky. They are fantastic predators and efficient killers.  Learn about owl’s favorite foods while you have the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Live PC Give PC Community Jam Session

Venue Info: Situated on the beautiful hillside of Deer Valley Resort at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, this series has become a favorite weekly ritual for the locals of Summit County and it’s visitors. Bring your picnic basket & a blanket, some spirits to imbibe and get a boogie on with some of Utah’s finest musicians. 2250 Deer Valley Drive S, Park City, UT, 84060 Live PC Give PC Community Jam Session Info: Mountain Town Music's annual Live PC Give PC Community Jam Session will bring local musicians together to celebrate the end of summer with a super jam which is inspired by The Band's The Last Waltz.

Benefit For Refugee with Students Magic Mint, Midway Iceland

Downtown Library Rooftop Concert Series

The Salt Lake City Library plays host to the Downtown Library Rooftop Concert Series on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm

July 12      Opaline
July 26th   Wing & Claw
Aug. 9th   Jazz Jaguars

Aug.23rd   Anthony Peña

Sundance Institute: 2017 Summer Film Series Meru

2017 SUMMER FILM SERIES Utah’s favorite outdoor movie nights are back for the 20th year this summer. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy Sundance Film Festival favorites under the stars. And NEW for 2017, come early for lawn games at every screening! All screenings are free and open to the public—no ticket needed. Meru WED, AUG 23, AT DUSK (APPROX. 9 PM)  Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi 1h 30 min, color, U.S.A., 2015, R Three elite mountain climbers sacrifice everything but their friendship as they struggle through heartbreaking loss and nature’s harshest elements to attempt the never-before-completed Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most coveted first ascent in the dangerous game of Himalayan big wall climbing. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. On-site activities will be announced soon.