Events

Invasive Plants and Their Pesky Impact on Utah's Native Wildlife

Invasive plants are taking over and impacting Utah’s native wildlife population and their habitats. Head on over and uncover the hazards of invasive plant species to our native ecosystems. Please RSVP by April 28 to 801-621-7595

Members are free; $3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults; All ages welcome


All About Baby Logan

Giving babies a voice by empowering parents with information to make the best choices for their families. Join us for our spring tour of Utah. More info at allaboutbabyexpo.com.


All About Tomatoes

Calling all tomato lovers, newbie growers and seasoned gardeners alike! This fun-filled class is designed to help you increase the variety, productivity, health and flavor of this versatile summer favorite. We'll learn how to "talk tomato" and decipher all the lingo on tomato plant tags, which will help you select the best varieties for your individual garden site and your cooking/eating preferences. We'll also talk about tips and tricks for boosting the productivity of the tomatoes in your garden and review some common tomato pests and diseases. This workshop is a "tomatoes A - Z" and is a perfect prelude to tomato-growing season! Please bring your best tomato secrets and favorite varieties to share with the group. Register here: https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/96


Musician's Health Clinic - Back & Neck

MusiCares & Flow Acupuncture present a FREE acupuncture clinic for local musician professionals. Musicians suffering from pain and discomfort of the neck, upper back or low back will benefit from this clinic aiming to provide pain relief and education on self-care techniques for rehabilitation and injury prevention. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Visit: MusiCaresSLC2017.Eventbrite.com


Dance Residency with Rosangela Silvestre

Choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique, Rosangela Silvestre is a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dance and choreography from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). She has researched dance and music in Brazil, India, Egypt, Senegal and Cuba as part of her ever-evolving and eclectic palette of movement. Rosangela will teach classes based in Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian dance, contemporary dance, and moving meditation. This is a VERY SPECIAL opportunity to learn from a truly masterful dancer and instructor. More information at sambafogo.com


Utah People's Climate March

Climate change is being ignored by this administration. Utah People's Climate March stands with the worldwide march happening April 29, 2017, marking the 100th day of the Trump administration, whose policies have already targeted: - Shrinking public lands / monuments - EPA dissolution, Scott Pruitt appointment & grant freezes - Climate data being pulled from government websites - Climate change committee dissolution We stand with the voices that aren't often heard when climate change is brought up, specifically indigenous and minority communities and peoples all over the world that more closely depend on the environment for drinking water, agriculture, spiritual practices, and their overall way of life. Come show your support for real climate reform and demanding change as we march from the Salt Lake City Public Library to the Governor's Mansion to demand that Governor Herbert take climate change seriously. We will deliver to him the student-written Resolution on Climate Change that was summarily IGNORED by the Utah Legislature this session. We will demand action. What: Utah People's Climate March Rally & March Start: 4/29, 1:00 PM, Library Square, Salt Lake City March End: 4/29, 3:00 PM, Governor's Mansion, Salt Lake City


Guest Author Mikey Brooks

Ten-year-old twins Ethan and Emmy’s parents have never told their kids what they do for a living. Then just before Halloween, Ethan, Emmy, and their best friend Jax discover a HUGE secret: could their parents actually be . . . witch hunters? Meanwhile at school, a new team of glamorous lunch ladies arrives on the scene, serving meals that taste way too good to come from a school cafeteria. There’s only one logical explanation: they’re witches, and the meals they serve are spiked with a dangerous potion! Why have witches come to Roosevelt Elementary? Ethan and Emmy have only one option if they want to save their school and find their parents: become witch hunters themselves. Join us Saturday afternoon, April 29th, for a release party for Mikey Brooks' new book, The W.H.O. Files: Potions in the Pizza, featuring a special storytime reading, book signing, activities, and even some snacks! We'll start at 1 p.m.


Nuclear Impact Utah - Poets on the Nuclear West

Nuclear Impact Utah - Poets on the Nuclear West, is a showcase of poets featured in the newly released book, Nuclear Impact - Broken Atoms in Our Hands - An Anthology of Poetry edited by Teresa Mei Chuc. This event is presented in partnership with Utah Writers Resist. Readers: Trish Hopkinson, Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen, Wade Bentley, Michael McLane. More poets - TBA


Samba Fogo Spring Concert: CHAMA

An Evening of Live Music and Dance, ON FIRE April 27, 28 & 29, 2017: Samba Fogo proudly presents Chama (Flame). Drawing on rich cultural concepts and mythology, Samba Fogo ignites the stage as they weave traditional and contemporary dance forms, fire spinning, and sundry live music. The concert will premiere several original musical compositions, sound scores, and high-energy choreography, performed by a cast of over 40 spectacular artists. The live band for this year’s concert includes a vocal quartet, horn line, and string quintet, paired with the largest drum line Samba Fogo has ever featured on stage – a diverse and dynamic orchestra, providing a rhythmic and musical backdrop inspired by traditions from Cuba, Africa, and Brazil. Chama will feature several very special guests, including world-renowned dance artist Rosangela Silvestre. Between performances in London, Montreal, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, and Tokyo, Rosangela will be stopping in Salt Lake City to perform a solo in Samba Fogo’s concert. A truly masterful dancer, Rosangela has a powerful stage presence and stellar dance technique. Chama will also feature special guest Mark Lamson, master percussionist from San Diego, California, and creator of the now world-famous album, “Bata Ketu”, acknowledged by The Smithsonian. Guest vocalists, soprano Kristin Jensen and tenor Jerry Maymi, will join Samba Fogo singer Solange Gomes and singer-guitarist George Brown, who hail from São Paulo, and Brasilia, Brazil. With Marco Blackmore on saxophone, Joe Chisolm on trombone, John McNeil on trumpet, Christine Gundayao and Jordan Hess on violin, Danae Snow on viola, Caitlin Andrew on cello, Hazel Staten on bass, and Liam Snelling on guitar, Chama will feature a cast of over 40 talented musicians, dancers, drummers, singers, and fire spinners, coming together to inspire, excite, and uplift the hearts of Utah audiences. Tickets to Chama are $20 for students and $25 for general public. Tickets are available online at artsaltlake.org, at all ArtTix locations, or by calling 801-355-ARTS. This event is recommended for ages 8+. No babes in arms. Content is suitable for all ages. This presentation of Chama (Flame) is supported by the ZAP (Zoo, Arts & Parks) program and the Salt Lake Arts Council. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center on April 27, 28 & 29.


Salt Lake Symphony

The Salt Lake Symphony will perform a concert on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on President’s Circle on the University of Utah campus. Hunan Symphony conductor Xiao Ming will conduct and pianist Andrew Staupe will perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no. 2. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door for cash, check or credit card.