Rallies & Resources
  • A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events ≠ endorsement. Information adapted and abridged from public listings posted by organizers. All times Mountain unless otherwise indicated. Check with the organizer for the latest info on rallies and resources in this list.

*******Many events are held by organizations seeking donations or raising funds for their causes. KRCL neither vets nor endorses them, so be sure to follow best practices when evaluating such requests, consult your own advisors, and proceed at your own risk.*******  

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Every holiday season, local groups come together to help those in need. Take a look and see where you might be able to chip in. If you have a clothing drive or something similar, email radioactive@krcl.org with all the details.

  • Nov. 1-Dec. 20: KRCL Clothing Drive. Give a helping hand to those who need it. We're collecting new socks and undergarments, new and lightly used coats, gloves, scarves & hats. Used items must be freshly laundered and in good repair. Items most needed: waterproof shoe covers. Drop off items at KRCL, 509 W. 300 N., SLC, during business hours, M-F/9-5.

Thursday, November 30:

  • Kennedy to Hold Rally in Salt Lake City, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Sky SLC, 149 Pierpont Ave., SLC. "Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is hitting the campaign trail to continue his bid for president of the United States of America. As an independent candidate, Kennedy has launched a huge grassroots effort to get on the ballot in all 50 states. Supporters will have the chance to add their signatures to the official ballot petition."

Friday, December 1:

  • World AIDS Day Red Party Ball, 9:00 p.m. at Club_Verse_SLC, 609 S. State St., SLC. "Join us for a night of passion, purpose, and celebration at Club Verse as we mark World AIDS Day with the RED PARTY! This unforgettable evening will not only be a blast, but it will also benefit UAF Legacy Health in their crucial mission. $10 cover charge - all proceeds go to UAF Legacy Health. Get ready for an incredible night featuring performances by the sensational Silver Vom Blösh and a special appearance by our very own Scarlett Kiss! ATTENTION: RED BALLGOWNS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Let's paint the town red, quite literally! Wear your boldest, brightest RED outfit to honor this special occasion. Whether it's a stunning ballgown or a casual chic ensemble, let's make a statement together."

Fri-Sat, Dec. 1-2:

  • The Fifth Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market Presented By Google Fiber, 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Union Station Railroad Museum, 2499 Wall Ave., Ogden. Event by Craft Lake City: "The Fifth Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market Presented by Google Fiber is THE premiere local shopping event of the holiday season in Northern Utah! The Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market Presented By Google Fiber is the perfect place to shop small this holiday season from over 125 Utah-based artisans, vintage vendors, performers, foodies and STEM makers all under one roof at our historic venue: the Union Station in Ogden. At the Holiday Market, you can get photos with Santa, enjoy local spirits & cocktails while you shop, listen to local music and play games by Utah developers in the Indie Game Arcade!"

Saturday, December 2: 

  • Sing With Maria Sound of Music Sing-a-Long, 2:00 & 6:30 p.m. at Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, SLC. "Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) kicks off the holiday season with a beloved tradition, Sing with Maria: SOUND OF MUSIC. Cinemagoers will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the timeless magic of this family-friendly musical extravaganza on December 2 and 9, with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m."

  • 75th Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day, 11a-2p at The Gallivan Center (Gallivan Hall), 239 S. Main St., SLC. "Every year in December, the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission hosts a celebration in honor of Human Rights Day. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The theme for 2023 is 'Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All'. The event will include cultural foods and performances as well as a panel discussion. This is free for the community to attend." To reserve your spot at this free event, click here

  • SLAMROCKS! 2023 BENEFIT CONCERT, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at The Commonwealth Room, 195 W. Commonwealth Ave., South Salt Lake. Event by SLAM: Salt Lake Academy of Music: "A high-energy celebration of youth and music featuring ages 11-18 performing rock, metal, jazz, punk, pop, funk and soul music on the big stage! We invite you to support the majesty and power of youth and music with SLC’s future rock stars! THE FIRST 300 YOUTH, AGES 18 AND UNDER GET IN FOR FREE! For adults, we offer a 21+ reserved-seating VIP section, 21+ adult general admission section, and an adults and youth all-ages section with FREE admission for youth 18 and under."

  • , 4:00 p.m. at Club Verse SLC, 609 S. State St., SLC. Event by Seniors Out And Proud-Utah: "This event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and a rallying cry to continue working toward a day when HIV is no longer a public health threat. Join us for a curated program, a fully biodegradable balloon release, and a candle lighting. Each person will have the opportunity to memorialize someone special with a personalized tea light (provided)."

  • Love Local Holiday Market, 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Wasatch Community Gardens, 625 E. 800 S., SLC. "This annual outdoor holiday market celebrates local food, local makers and the warmth of community. Last year, more than 600 people joined us under twinkly lights at our Campus for hot tea and mulled wine, and to support 30+ local vendors showcasing their arts in the food, garden and nature spaces. Join us again for this festive community event. $5 admission. Children 5 and under are free. Please contact dylan@wasatchgardens.org with questions, and join us in celebrating our local community at the Love Local Holiday Market!"

  • Utah Global Diplomacy's Annual Vivaldi by Candelight, 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 12 C. St., SLC. "Step into a musical time machine with us as we present a captivating journey through the ages in our Vivaldi by Candlelight concert! While the Baroque era is often said to have ended in the 1750s, tonight we challenge that notion. Prepare to be amazed as we explore the enduring legacy of Baroque music well into the 19th and 20th centuries, as inspired by dance forms from centuries past. It's not just an evening of extraordinary music—it's our signature fundraising initiative! Every ticket sold contributes to building bridges between Utah and the world, promoting mutual respect, understanding, and international goodwill." Tickets are on sale now and going fast. 

Sat-Sun, December 2-3:

  • Holiday Market, 9a-5p at Utah Museum of Fine Art, 410 S. Campus Center Dr., SLC. "FREE market admission and parking. Reserve your spot.* The Annual UMFA Holiday Market offers the ideal shopping experience—one-of-a-kind purchases that support both local artists and the work we do at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, all in a festive atmosphere. Whether you’re a last-minute holiday shopper or looking to spruce (pun intended!) up your winter days, we’ve got you covered. Find local and other handmade creations in ceramics, paintings, jewelry, candles, prints, artisan chocolates, woodworking, soaps, and so much more. See a list of vendors here. Shopping at the Holiday Market is free* (with plenty of free parking). Make a day of it and enjoy live music, get lunch or a beverage at The Museum Café, or tour the Museum’s latest exhibitions! Museum galleries will require an entrance fee. It’s the gathering place to kick off the holiday season! Join or renew your UMFA membership now to get your 10% off in The Museum Store, where you can find art-inspired gifts all season long! *Reservations for the market are highly encouraged, but not required. You can reserve your free spot or buy tickets for gallery admission here."

Sunday, December 3:

  • Drag Queen Storytime Gone Wild with The Kinsey Sicks, 6:00 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
    Jeanné Wagner Theatre, 138 W. Broadway, SLC. Event by SafeZone Utah/Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce and Ed Turner: "Drag Queen Storytime Gone Wild with The Kinsey Sicks—America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet: Drag Queen Storytime Gone Wild! is a fresh, timely, satirical show with parodies of children’s classics! Returning to Salt Lake City with a critically acclaimed new show, America’s most potty-mouthed and politically outspoken drag quartet have somehow been put in charge of the morning assembly at your local elementary school. What can possibly go right? Not for children, but definitely for immature adults, this show takes on the latest right-wing scare tactics to vilify the LGBTQ+ community. No Disney tune, nursery rhyme, or TV theme song is safe from their signature Dragapella treatment of outrageous parodies in delicious four-part harmony. This musical has been rated PG for “Patently Ghastly!” For tickets and information, click here.

Tuesday, December 5:

  • OMG. WTF. What Does the Constitution Actually Say, 6:30 p.m. online. Event by the League of Women Voters of Utah: "MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Author Ben Sheehan will share insights on what our constitution actually says about important topics like Originalism, Federalism, Voting Rights, the Electoral College. Catherine Weller of the LWVUT will moderate the discussion. Join the webinar on December 5 at 6:30 pm with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88575072872. Links provided in bio to purchase a copy of his book."

  • Someone You Know: Henrietta Lacks, Mother of Modern Medical Research, 11a-6p at Taylorsville SLCC Campus, 4600 S., Redwood Rd., Taylorsville. Open to all. Spaghetti lunch and movie from 11a-1p; Speakers from 1-3p; Music and social from 4-6p. Storytelling all day. Keynote speaker: Dr. Richard Ferguson. 

Wednesday, December 6:

  • Black Bold & Brilliant Film Series: Blurring the Colorline 7:00 p.m., at Downtown City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "What did it mean to be Chinese in Black spaces during segregation? Follow director Crystal Kwok’s personal journey of discovery, as she digs into the ways her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. Her film Blurring the Color Line is a personal family story told alongside memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities in Georgia, which opens up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-Black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy. Featuring a roundtable discussion by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team and members of our community who can speak to the history of Asian experiences regarding integration, immigration, and assimilation."

Friday, December 8:

  • , 6:30a-5:30p at Neighborhood House, 1050. W. 500 S., SLC. Event by Neighborhood House: "Give A Gift is a holiday program that ensures every one of our clients, along with their families and caregivers, experiences the joy of giving and receiving during this special time of year. It's a chance for our community to come together and spread holiday cheer. Here's how you can get involved: individuals can visit nhutah.org/giveagift and sign up to sponsor gifts for our child and adult clients or gift baskets for their families and caregivers. Once registered, sponsors will receive an email with all the detailed information about the gifts, making it easy to kickstart your holiday shopping. To ensure timely delivery, all gifts and baskets must be dropped off at Neighborhood House by December 8th. For child and adult gifts, please drop them off unwrapped, indicating the recipient's name and classroom number for kids, or just the name for adults. Neighborhood House provides quality preschool, youth programs, and adult care in the Salt Lake Valley. Our mission is to enrich, empower, and educate children and adults through quality, affordable preschool programs, daycare services, and comprehensive support services. With your support, we can make this holiday season truly special for all those we serve. Join us in spreading the spirit of giving and let's make a positive impact together! Have questions? Please contact jake@nhutah.org."

Saturday, December 9:

  • KRCL 2nd Annual Holiday Soul Party, 8:00 p.m. at The Commonwealth Room, 195 W. 2100 S., South Salt Lake. "Featuring live music from Soultown RevivalistsJoslyn, and an all-vinyl soul set with DJ Robin Banks. Plus a special pre-party VIP Set with KRCL's own Ebay Hamilton. Celebrate 44 years of KRCL with KRCL DJs, a photo booth by Photo Collective Studios, food trucks, cocktails and a night full of feel-good soul! A benefit party for Listeners Community Radio of Utah, KRCL." Event is 21+. For tickets, click here

  • Sing With Maria Sound of Music Sing-a-Long, 2:00 & 6:30 p.m. at Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, SLC. "Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) kicks off the holiday season with a beloved tradition, Sing with Maria: SOUND OF MUSIC. Cinemagoers will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the timeless magic of this family-friendly musical extravaganza on December 2 and 9, with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m."

  • Odd Star House of Fashion, a Theatrical Runway, 8:00 p.m. at Odd Star Studios, 509 W. 300 N., SLC. "Mark your calendars! Odd Star House of Fashion presents a theatrical runway experience. 21+ event! Don’t miss curated collections from SLC’s best @pink.flamingo.mercantile, @gappygoddess, @lunal0vechild, @theejessalove, @sweetoliveshop told through the story of feminine artistry, transformation, and upcycled magic! Performances by @madazon_can_can, @mavibluemoon, @missmaenad, @desertlocust @_spacey_tracy. Reserve your seat through Venmo! $30 pre-sale and $35 day of, Venmo is Katherine-Spath please note “House of Fashion” 21+ event! Flyer art by @mars.marvelous with Graphic Design by @visualtriggerart."

  • Great Salt Lake Organizing Training, 10a-20 at Westminster University, SLC. "We’ll start with some brief background on GSL and then dive into the basics of organizing, followed by interactive workshops around legislative advocacy, art and direct action, and communications. Please let us know if there are any specific skills you'd like to leave with. This event is being organized by Save Our Great Salt Lake, Grow the Flow, the Center for Biological Diversity, Great Basin Water Network, UYES, and the Sierra Club." Click here to register for this free event. 

Sunday, December 10:

  • BIPOC/ WOMEN OWNED POPUP, 10-2p at Publik Coffee Roasters, 975 S. West Temple St., SLC. Event by Strength in Shades: "Our Strength in Shades market is back! Shop small this holiday season and support our lineup of talented, local, BIPOC and women-owned small businesses. We’ll have door prizes, tooth gems, face painting, handmade items, jewelry, art, free kids activities and more! *FREE entrance + free parking! This is a family and dog-friendly event, come and support your local makers!"

Wed-Sat, Dec. 13-16: 

  • Candy Cane Lane at YWCA Utah. Click here to donate, volunteer or learn more about this unique holiday-themed pop-up store for families in YWCA Utah shelter and transitional housing. Candy Cane Lane provides gifts and winter essentials during the holidays, and all throughout the year, to survivors who live at YWCA Utah.

Friday, December 15:

  • Deadline for HUM open call, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. "We are honoring Native American Heritage Month with an open call for submissions highlighting Native and Indigenous Nations and voices in our area –– this includes the land currently called Utah and any reservations along the border. The HUM call for submissions is open to recordings released in the last 10 years. The call will be highlighting Native artists and Indigenous voices from the region currently called 'Utah' as well as reservations along the state border. Artists selected to be a part of the collection will receive an honorarium ($200 for LP, $100 for EP). The call is open to original music (traditional music is also welcome as long as it is not under copyright). A community jury, consisting of Native musicians will work alongside Library staff to select music for the collection. To submit your music, visit hum.slcpl.org/submit, Nov. 15th - Dec. 15th!

Thursday, December 21:

Friday, December 29: 

  • SLAY Lake City Showcase, 7:00 p.m. at The Depot, 13 N. 400 W., SLC. Event by Rock Camp SLC: "Rock Camp SLC is stoked to announce our annual camp for grown-ups, SLAY Lake City - a camp for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender-expanzie adults! These brave humans will learn their instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform them at this showcase in less than 3 DAYS! Please join us at The Depot to raise money for our summer youth programs, support these brave souls, and get inspired to conquer your own fears! Doors @ 6:00 p.m. Down Beat @ 7:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation. All Proceeds go to Rock Camp SLC Summer Youth Programming
    ADA Accessibility - The Depot venue is ADA accessible and Rock Camp SLC will be creating an ADA section on the floor near the front of the venue. If you have any accessibility questions, please contact us at info@rockcampslc.org." Deadline to sign-up for SLAY Lake City camp for grown-ups is Monday, Oct. 30. Click here for more details.

Thurs-Sat., January 11-13: 

  • Utah Farm & Food Conference, Heritage Theater and Festival Hall, Cedar City. Event by Red Acre Center: "The 8th annual Utah Farm and Food Conference, 'Cutivate Change', will gather more than 300 farmers, ranchers, gardeners, biodynamic practitioners, permaculturists, educators, students, activists, chefs, seed geeks, foodies, and homesteaders from Utah and neighboring states. The conference will inspire learning, engaging, exploring, sharing, questioning, connecting, reflection, camaraderie, and reverence as a vibrant community gathers over three days." For tickets and conference schedule, click here

Saturday, January 27:

  • Save the Date for the Utah Flower Conference -- Farming for the Long Haul, 9a-4p at Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 S. Washington Blvd, Ogden. Event by Utah Cut Flower Farm Association: "Hear from experts in the flowering community (including Steve and Sarah Pabody from Triple Wren Farms) on floral trends, soil health, pricing your farm-grown flowers, and more to help you establish your long-term vision and goals for your unique farm and growing conditions." For tickets, click here

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