Downtown Garden Stroll

From March 29th through May 17th, downtown bursts with colors of spring. The Downtown Garden Stroll builds upon one of the premier urban gardens in the west, at Temple Square, and provides a sense of playfulness, surprise and discovery for downtown visitors.

Harbur Gate

Three female soldiers in the combat zone. A Purple Heart, a human heart, a blind man, a terrible secret and the transformative power of art. From the beautiful mind of award-winning local playwright Kathleen Cahill comes the World Premiere of HARBUR GATE. Commissioned from the National New Play Network and developed in the SLAC's New Play Sounding Series and Playwright's Lab, HARBUR GATE is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Tickets: $25-$43 Performs Feb 8- May 14 (Wed-Sun) For more information contact the box office: (801) 363-7522

Volunteers Needed for Our Store

Our Store: Your Thrift Alternative needs volunteers. You can do a good thing and earn store credit at the same time.  Positions are available for:

Cashiers: greet customers, ring up their purchases & take care of the front room

Receiving: help us sort through the treasures and put them in the showroom

Showroom: help us keep the showroom looking great 

Please call Toni Johnson at 801-598-8049 if you are interested. 

All proceeds from Our Store benefit the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah

May the Fourth Be With You

A long time ago, in a cantina far, far away... ...there was a Star Wars affair! Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars as we celebrate May the Fourth — Star Wars day! The event is FREE, but a ticket is required so we can make it a great experience for everyone.To ensure your space in the galaxy, register online at: What’s happening — Costume Contest, Trivia Challenge, Sabre Training, Photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments and more! Costumes are encouraged but not required. This is FREE for adult Jedi only — please leave the younglings at homebase! May the Fourth be with you! More details can be found at

2017 Mountain West Arts Conference

The 2017 Mountain West Arts Conference will be held on May 4th at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.  The conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts.

The keynote Speaker for the Mountain West Arts Conference is Aaron Dworkin. Named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow and President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts, Aaron P. Dworkin serves as dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, which is ranked among the top performing arts schools in the nation.

Full Conference Registration – $125 (Early registration rate of $100 for first 30 registrants)
Student, Senior (65+), & Veteran or Active Duty Military Rate – $75; Change Leader Rate – 85 (must use code); Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards only – $55

Online registration:

Utah Watercolor Society Spring Open Exhibition

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.  



MOMENTS is a one-night experimental art event showcasing performative, ephemeral, temporary, and light-based art. MOMENTS will take place during the First Friday Art Stroll in a variety of spaces throughout Downtown Ogden, activating traditional and nontraditional areas. Visitors will be able to stroll throughout the sites, seeing work from more than 20 artists ranging from video projections, dance performances, music, temporary installations, light-based sculpture, participatory art projects, and more. MOMENTS is brought to you by Ogden First, Inc., Ogden City Arts, Union Creative Agency, Weber County RAMP, Target, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Stewart Huff & Greg Warren

Two headlining comedians take the stage - Stewart Huff & Greg Warren – for a genuine night just for laughs. Beer sold to Ages 21+. No drink minimum. Steward Huff was voted "Best of the Fest" at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Greg Warren, seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show, and Comedy Central Presents. Reduced pricing Friday night! Tickets: Friday $15+, Saturday $19+

Urban Habitat Community Weed Pluck

This week sponsored by: Salt Lake City Fire Department

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.

The Junior League of Salt Lake City Kentucky Derby Party

Join the Junior League of Salt Lake City for mint juleps, southern fare, big hats and bowties at the Kentucky Derby. Guests can participate in a silent auction, raffle, contests and more to benefit the Junior League of Salt Lake City's mission of Empowering Women by Building Better Communities. $50 per person | $1,000 per table (10 seats) + champagne and a commemorative glass