photo_dot_alt Exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery

Juxtaposing the works of three photographers—Thomas Aguila, Etsuko Kato, and Kelly O’Neill— photo_dot_alt highlights the complicated and often forgotten ways in which alternative processes have been revitalized and propagated alongside digital technology and internet culture. Working in albumen, salt print, gum bichromate, and cyanotype processes, each artist, in his or her distinct way, disrupts the standard definitions of Alternative Photography as anachronistic and craft-based—emphasizing instead how this dynamic field maintains and challenges modern assumptions of historic and contemporary media. photo_dot_alt suggests a new understanding of Alternative Photography which neither pits it against digital photography nor treats it as a lost relic, but rather as a continued and active force in our contemporary visual vocabulary. The artists will talk about their work on October 20 at 6:00 p.m. The exhibition runs Monday through Friday through November 17.

Wesley Bell Ringers Annual Fall Rummage Sale

The Wesley Bell Ringers (53 years Strong!) will hold their semi-annual rummage sale, September 29th & 30th. The proceeds from the rummage sale go to support the choir's Summer concert tour. The Wesley Bell Ringers are a premier youth handbell choir.

Justin Watson Exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery

…the future is the past is the future is the past is…, a video installation by Justin Watson, examines the mechanics of nostalgia and how the past has been weaponized into dystopic futures through toxic masculinity, banal political slogans and a call to return to a history that never happened. The exhibition includes a large-scale video projection, PARALLAX (2016), with modified surround sound gaming chairs, a new three channel TV installation, CERBERUS (2017), and a laser cut sign, 1844BETAMAN (2017), that acts as a working phone number and website providing insight into the history of toxic masculinity and multiple perspectives on the shapeshifting identity of contemporary man. Watson will present a gallery talk on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition runs Monday through Friday through November 17.

Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility Tour

Join Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility for lunch and a tour. Part of the 2017 Get into the River Festival Learn about one of the state’s largest wastewater treatment facilities - Water treated and returned to the Jordan River - Treatment processes - Energy and bio-solids that are captured and utilized - Challenges facing the industry - What the future holds for wastewater treatment

YWCA LeaderLuncheon

You Are Cordially Invited to LeaderLuncheon 29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon Friday, September 29, 2017 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Grand America Hotel Welcoming Keynote Speaker Soledad O'Brien Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given at LeaderLuncheon to remarkable women who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the well-being of Utah women and girls, and whose work and achievements exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Outstanding Achievement Award winners will be announced mid-August. Event and table sponsorships are also available. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon benefit the YWCA’s work to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families through safety, opportunity, and advocacy. Contact Nora at 801-537-8612 or with questions.

29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon

LeaderLuncheon is YWCA Utah’s signature annual event. This year, YWCA Utah will honor up to five remarkable women with Outstanding Achievement Awards, and we are pleased to present Soledad O'Brien as keynote speaker. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon support YWCA Utah’s programs and services to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families.

Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale

Find a wide selection of flowering bulbs, organic garlic bulbs, ornamental grasses, flowering perennials, native and water-wise plants. Regular Garden Admission Friday, Sept 29 from 1-7:30PM Saturday, Sept 30 from 9AM-7:30PM

2nd Annual Birds and Brews

Gather your fun-loving friends and head to the Ogden Nature Center after work for an evening filled with tasty bites, local brews, spirits and test your avian knowledge.  Enjoy drinks from local favorites like Roosters Brewing Co., Talisman Brewing and New World Distillery, marvel at live animal presentations, and get competitive with a pub-style trivia match! Must be 21 or older to attend. No outside food or drink allowed at the event.  Please call 801-621-7595 or go to to reserve your spot.

$20 members / $25 non-members; for adults age 21+

Winos for Wildlife 2017

Winos for Wildlife Date: Friday, September 29th, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Prior to the event, Winos ticket holders can stroll the Zoo from 4:00-6:00 pm) Location: Utah’s Hogle Zoo Grounds A conservation fundraiser for oenophiles, foodies & photogs. For guests 21 years and over. Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver. Early Bird Special $100/couple if purchased by August 15th After August 15th, $65/person prior to September 29th, $75/person at the door. What is “Winos for Wildlife”? This unique conservation fundraiser is a wine tasting/tapas event held in conjunction with an art and wildlife photography auction that will benefit wildlife and community projects in Africa. • Join us for an African “Sundowner” to celebrate our 5th anniversary at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. • Explore wines and spirits representing vintners from around the globe. • Small bite food pairings featuring bold flavors in the spirit of African safari cuisine. • View photography and art highlighting the natural beauty we strive to protect and bid on pieces in a silent auction. • Enjoy a lovely panoramic, sunset view of our giraffe, zebra and ostrich in the African Savanna exhibit. • For Guests 21 years and over. • ***Ticket sales will be limited*** PHOTOGRAPHY/ART EXHIBITION & AUCTION We will be featuring more than 20 pieces of wildlife art and photography by artists and photographers from all over the country who have been impacted and inspired by the beauty that exists throughout these endangered ecosystems. These rare and priceless works will include both amateur and professional pieces. These works will be offered via a silent auction, with proceeds contributing to our overall conservation efforts. Don’t lose out! Be sure to take your favorites home to inspire you for years to come. For more Zoo information, please call (801) 584-1700.

Japanese Breakfast with Mannequin Pussy, The Spirit of the Beehive

"The title Soft Sounds From Another Planet alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there. Like a hope in something more. The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces.”
Michelle Zauner wrote the debut Japanese Breakfast album in the weeks after her mother died of cancer, thinking she would quit music entirely once it was done. That wasn’t the case. When Psychopomp was released to acclaim in 2016, she was forced to confront her grief. Zauner would find find herself reliving traumatic memories multiple times a day during interviews, trying to remain composed while discussing the most painful experience of her life. Her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, is a transmutation of mourning, a reflection that turns back on the cosmos in search of healing.
“I want to be a woman of regimen,” Zauner sings over a burbling synth on the album’s opening track “Diving Woman.” This serves as Zauner’s mission statement: stick to the routine lest you get derailed, don’t cling to the past, don’t descend. In fact, ascend to the stars; Zauner found artistic solace removed from Earth, in outer space and science fiction. “I used the theme as a means to disassociate from trauma,” she explains. “Space used as a place of fantasy.”