Rallies & Resources

This page features 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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April is Dark Sky Month in Utah. Utah State Parks have some of the darkest night skies in North America. For Dark Sky events and activities at State Parks this month, click here. For a beginner's guide from the Utah Office of Tourism, click here

Thursday, April 18:

  • Great Utah ShakeOut, 10:15 a.m. wherever you are. "It's the World's Largest Earthquake Drill but it wouldn't be the same without you. Register now at shakeout.org/utah. Mark your calendar to 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On' Thursday, April 18 at 10:15 a.m. wherever you are at that time. beready.utah.gov #ShakeOut2024

  • Deadline at 11:00 a.m. today for Wake the Great Salt Lake Call for Artists. "Wake the Great Salt Lake is a temporary public art project that aims to educate and inspire residents and visitors to understand and prevent the further decline of the Great Salt Lake. Without action, the collapse of the Great Salt Lake would have major implications for the ecology and economy of the city, state, and region. The project is supported by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. This Call for Artists will provide grant funds to seven to twelve (7–12) temporary public art projects originating in all seven Salt Lake City Council Districts. Projects will take place between July 1, 2024, and September 30, 2025. The program is available to individual artists, creative residents, or organizations with a local impact in Salt Lake City." To apply or learn more, click here.

  • University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Book Sale, Thursday, April 18th - Fill a library bag for $8
     and Friday, April 19th - All books FREE Open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Level 1 in Room 1100A; 295 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Friday, April 19:

  • Declutter Day, 7a-3p at 595 S. Guardsman Way, SLC. Event by Utah Division of Consumer Protection and University of Utah Sustainability Office: "You can drop off clothing, documents, e-waste, and medication. No businesses, please. Visit https://commerce.utah.gov/declutter/ for more information and a complete list of accepted items."

  • Mayor Jenny Wilson's Book & Media Club: Faces of Salt Lake County, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 E. South Temple St., SLC. Event by Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans: "I would like to invite you to join my community-wide Book & Media Club! This selection features the wide array of faces who make up our county in the book Faces of Salt Lake County. This book is a collection of stories and photographs sharing the unique journeys of Salt Lake County residents made by our very own Office of New Americans. While the book is free during this event, we highly encourage you to make a donation at the event as proceeds from the sale of this book go towards green card and citizenship fees for New Americans in Salt Lake County. Reserve your FREE book today! This project is made possible through the Fund to Foster Belonging grant provided by Welcoming America."

Fri-Sat, April 19-20: 

  • 2024 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan. Event by Utah Film Center: "This mini-festival experience will offer films, activities, and workshops for kids of all ages. We're teaming up with the County Library for this 13th annual festival taking place at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan. Tumbleweeds is the Mountain West’s longest-running international, independent film festival that is centered on stories about young people from around the world. Learn more at tumbleweedskids.org."

  • Utah Libertarian Party 2024 Nominating Convention, DoubleTree by Hilton Salt Lake City Airport. Event by Utah Libertarian Party: "Register today for the 2024 Utah Libertarian Party Nominating Convention, with our special guest, live and in person, Spike Cohen. Plus, a debate between candidates for the LP Presidential nomination." For details, click here

Saturday, April 20:

  • It's Earth Day Weekend! Do something to help Mother Earth. 

  • CHaRM Pop-Up, 10a-1p in the north parking lot of Utah's Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., SLC. "Come Party for the Planet with us and Hogle Zoo. We are hosting a Pop-Up CHaRM event to help collect your hard-to-recycle materials like styrofoam, metals, batteries, old electronics, and more! All containers and packaging must be clean and dry. Packaging or containers with leftover product, food, or water cannot be accepted." For a complete list of materials that will be accepted, click here.

  • Jordan River Canoe Cleanup, 3:30-7:30 p.m. on the Jordan River. Event by Jordan River Commission and @slcpubliclands: "This activity is recommended for volunteers with previous paddling experience who are able to get in and out of a canoe safely, haul waterlogged and heavy objects from the river, and self-rescue and right their canoe if necessary. Expect to get very wet, muddy and stinky." For details and to sign up, click here.

  • Earth Day "Pedal & Pick" JRT Cleanup, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. Event by South Salt Lake, UtahHEAL Utah and more: "Volunteers will be removing trash and invasive plants from a one-mile section on foot. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided on-site. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and sun protection." To register for this free event, visit: https://stewardship.slc.gov/timeslots/gZgbRD5ECn

  • Salt Lake City Public Lands Earth Day Volunteer Activities: "With volunteer opportunities across the valley, you can celebrate this Earth Day with Salt Lake City Public Lands. Individual and group signups are open. From Jordan River clean-up and Fairpark debris removal to tree plantings or a canoe float clean-up."

  • Peru Food & Arts Festival, 12:00-11:00 p.m. at 4151 S. Redwood Rd., Taylorsville. Event by Peruvian Food Festival and VIVA PERU DANCE: "Save the date!! Free admission!!!! Spread the word and share!!! Delight your palate at PERU FOOD & ARTS FESTIVAL, where Peruvian gastronomy becomes a feast of authentic flavors. Discover unique flavors, perfect desserts, and dishes that tell Peru's rich history. Party for the whole family, FREE ADMISSION. Indoor event. Exhibition and Sales of all kinds of Crafts. Large and spacious 'food court' where you can comfortably enjoy Peruvian cuisine."

  • Saline Symposium & Celebration, 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Center for Science Education, 1400 Goodwin Ave., SLC. Event by Youth Coalition GSL: "Learn more about the crisis facing Great Salt Lake from youth and adult leaders and discover many ways to get involved to help. Join in a joyous and fun celebration of Great Salt Lake and the life she sustains through music, poetry, dance, and film." Event is FREE with registration

  • , 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Historic Dome Chapel, 739 E. Ashton Ave., SLC. "The Creation Care Coalition will hold its annual Earth Day spring forumtoday. This year, the event is an interfaith panel discussion featuring leaders from Jewish, Episcopal, Muslim, and Latter-day Saint religious communities. The panel will discuss faith-based perspectives on environmental care and how communities of faith may contribute to a more sustainable future. The panel will be moderated by Kelly McConkie Stewart, an accomplished musician and teacher currently pursuing chaplain training at the Franciscan School of Theology and serving as a Latter-day Saint Relief Society President. Panelists will include Luna Banuri, Executive Director of the Utah Muslim Civic League; The Very Reverend Tyler Doherty, Dean and Rector of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark; Dr. Jerry Johnson, a Latter-day Saint Stake President, professor of biology, and curator of fishes at Brigham Young University; and Rabbi Samuel L. Spector, Rabbi of Salt Lake Jewish Congregation Kol Ami. The panel will address topics related to faith and earth stewardship.  As all the panelists are from the Salt Lake City area, the restoration of the Great Salt Lake will be one topic of discussion. Admission is free and members of the media are welcome to attend. Zoom and in-person registration for the event is here." 

  • , 6:00-11:00 p.m. at Alliance Theater, Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 S., SLC. "Tiny Porch celebrates our 4th Anniversary. It's a voluntary Pot Luck (the food is always off the hook) and a $25 ticket to pay for the venue and the bands. We are extremely excited as the last two years have sold out so get your tickets now. We are super excited to welcome two new artists to the Tiny Porch family, The J-Rad Cooley Band and The Alpines—both are amazing acts. Plus Lionfish, Terence Hansen, Trace Wiren, Susan Bush, Dave Crespo & Pepper Rose. Tell all your friends and plan on a special night!"

  • Hot House West trio with Tom Stillinger, Craig Schriber, and Clark Johnson, at Feldman's Deli, 2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT. Swing music trio will be performing for an all ages, family friendly show.

Monday, April 22:

  • Today is Earth Day! Get outside and enjoy Mother Nature!

Tuesday, April 23:

  • A special screening of the Palestinian films Fatenah and Where Should the Birds Fly, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the UoU's Olpin Student Union, 200 Central Campus Dr., SLC. Films include Fatenah (2009), the first animated film produced entirely in Palestine by Palestinian producers and animators; and Where Should the Birds Fly (2013), a documentary that shows life in Gaza through the eyes of two young women: Mona Samouni and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta. To reserve a seat, click here

Thurs-Sun, April 25–28:

  • . "Building (Wo)Man is a sustainable living, arts, and music festival at the Jenkstar Ranch in Green River, Utah. We are in our 15th year and this event is held every year in the springtime and is powered entirely by solar and wind energy, featuring natural building structures and art installations built from reclaimed materials. Workshops are led by experts in the fields of sustainable living, Art, health and wellnes, and more! Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the movement." For tickets and info, click here

Thursday, April 25:

  • Utah Somos Foundation Scholarship Gala, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Ken Garff University Club, 463 S. 1400 E., SLC. Event by Utah Somos Foundation: "An evening dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of Latino/Hispanic students in Utah. Thank you to all those who applied and we congratulate our 2024-2025 scholarship recipients! Your Presence Matters. Your attendance at the Somos Scholarship Foundation Gala is more than an evening of celebration; it is an opportunity to invest in the dreams and aspirations of our future leaders. Together, we can empower, uplift, and inspire the brilliance within each and every Latino and Hispanic student we serve." Attire: Black Tie/Formal. For tickets, click here

Friday, April 26:

  • Cultivating Seeds of Hope: The 2024 YWCA Leadership Luncheon, 11:30a-2p at Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., SLC. "YWCA Utah, a leading advocate for women and girls, is thrilled to announce its signature fundraising event, the LeaderLuncheon. This year's event promises an inspiring keynote address by Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a powerful voice for human rights and the daughter of the iconic Archbishop Desmond Tutu. YWCA Utah will also honor five exceptional women with its prestigious Outstanding Achievement Awards, including Dr. Jackie Thompson, Race Equity & Social Justice; Janida Emerson of Fourth Street Clinic, Community Builder & Champion; Lavanya Mahate of Saffron Valley Restaurant Group, Bix Bakeries & Cafes and RISE Culinary Institute, Business & Social Innovation; Rachel Weaver of Black Menaces, Leader of Tomorrow; and Dr. Jen Plumb, Utah Senator and founder of Utah Nalaxone, Health & Wellness. All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon directly support YWCA Utah's critical programs in safety, education, and equity. Reserve your spot today."

Fri-Sat, April 26-27:

  • Utah State Poetry Society Spring Festival, Residence Inn, 1290 S. University Ave., Provo. "Admission fees for members ($30). Visitors ($5), and students (Free). Come one, come all to the 2024 Spring Festival! We will be honored to hear from guest speakers Michael Lavers and Rob Carney. Carney will also lead us in a workshop about writing poetry. We will have the pleasure to learn the winners of 38 categories of the annual UTSPS poetry contest and hear the winners read their winning poems. We will also honor a poem from five past Book of the Year (BOY) books in a new section called 'A Moment In Time.' Light refreshments will be available. Mark it on your calendar and plan on attending now."

Saturday, April 27:

  • Lower Provo River Clean Up, 9a-1p at Mount Timpanogos Park Us-189, Orem. Event by Fish for Garbage: "Remove garbage from the waterway to restore a healthy riparian ecosystem, enjoy the outdoors, make some friends, and win prizes. Safely collect garbage in bags and redeem them for a free BBQ ticket and prize drawing ticket(s). Accumulate more tickets to increase your chances of winning great prizes from our sponsors. We will provide garbage bags, gloves, and water-filling stations. In an effort to reduce waste in general, please bring your own water bottle. Registration and signed waiver required to participate."
  • Children’s Day at the Leonardo Museum, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., SLC. Event by artesdemexicoenutah and consulmexslc: "Get ready for an exciting day filled with games, interactive activities, art workshops, music, and many surprises. It’s an excellent opportunity for children and families to immerse themselves in Mexican culture and understand the importance of Children’s Day! And you know what? The event is completely free! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to have fun and learn. Be sure to register in advance to secure your spot. Come and enjoy a delightful day with your loved ones, discovering the richness of our cultural heritage."

Tuesday, April 30:

  • The Salt Lake County Health Department's 2024 Climate & Health Symposium, 9:30a-4:00p @ The Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan. "Join us for an engaging and informative event focused on the intersection of climate change and public health! This in-person gathering will bring together experts, professionals, and enthusiasts from various fields to discuss the impacts of climate change on human health. In-person attendance will be provided snacks and a taco bar lunch with a vegetarian option."

  • Illusion of Abundance Film Premiere, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Vieve and Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, Westminster University, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. Event by Brolly Arts and Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster University: "Embark on a cinematic journey exploring Great Salt Lake, where indigenous voices, artistic expression, and mesmerizing dance converge to create Illusion of Abundance. This short film premiere by Brolly Arts serves as a catalyst to inspire action, urging viewers to engage with environmental stewardship and fostering a deeper connection with nature. Join us for an evening that aims to touch hearts and minds, celebrating the lake's beauty and promoting collective responsibility. Following the film, immerse yourself in a thought-provoking dialogue with the creative minds behind the production and additional experts intimately connected with the Great Salt Lake Basin." FREE. To reserve a seat, click here

Wednesday, May 1:

  • Mural Fest Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m. at PDQ, 2200 S. Main St., South Salt Lake. Event by South Salt Lake Arts Council: "Mural Talk is an 'ask me anything' open panel discussion with some of the 2024 Mural Fest artists. Join us to meet the artists during a social session, and then hear from the artists as they answer your questions! Featured artists: @ernestomaranje, @graffitiegypt, @chanate_art, and @bunnieluvrocks. Moderated by Lara Jones from KRCL's RadioACTive." To reserve your free seat, click here

Thursday, May 2:

  • Pasifika in the House! Introducing the Fantastic Fa, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College Student Event Center, 4600 S. Redwood Road, SLC. Event by Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition (UPICEC), Talanoa Studios, and the Utah Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce (UPIC): "Meet the 4 Pacific Islanders running for Utah State House of Representatives, the first in Utah history! This is not a debate. This is a celebration for our 4 Pacific Islander candidates. This will be a vibrant atmosphere filled with the energy of the Pacific Islander community coming together to make their voices heard. Get ready to dive deep into the heart of democracy as we offer an exclusive opportunity to mingle with the current candidates, hear their visions for the future, and, most importantly, grill them with your burning questions! Join us as we embark on a journey to empower our community with knowledge and inspire action."

Friday, May 3:

  • Deadline at 5:00 p.m. today to apply for Westside Culturefest. "Calling Performing Artists and Arts & Crafts Vendors: We need YOU for this year’s Westside CultureFest at Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center! Westside CultureFest is the new name for the Wild Wild Westside Arts Fest that began last year, organized by Utah Arts Alliance and Salt Lake County Arts & Culture. This year’s festival is on AUGUST 9-10 FROM 5-10PM, and showcases the creative heartbeat of the Westside through performances, food, and an art market. All artists and vendors are invited to apply, and we strongly encourage those artists and vendors from the Westside or whose works highlight the diversity of the County’s Westside cultures and communities to submit an application. APPLY HERE:

    🎶 Musician Application: https://forms.gle/Z7SdXkevPLw312up7

    🗒️ Non-Music Performer Application: https://forms.gle/rRCKx2PBSrJSXzgW9

    🎨 Arts Market Vendor Application: https://loom.ly/ZPFCdI0

Saturday, May 4:

  • May the 4th be with you!

  • Mural Fest, 4:00-8:00 p.m. in South Salt Lake's Creative Industries Zone. "Artists from all over Utah and from across the country have brought an exciting vibe to the streets and alleyways of South Salt Lake’s Creative Zone. Take a self-guided walking or bike tour  to see the murals, meet the artists, and celebrate. 2024 Mural Artists:  Alixandra Jade, Beau, Bunnie Reiss, Chanate, Chuck Berrett, DAAS, Davia King, Egypt, Ernesto Maranje, Jenna Morello, Jessica Wiarda, Jetpack Johnson, Key Detail, Trevor Dahl."

 

Sat-Sun, May 4-5:

  • , 10a-5p at Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 S. Wakara Way, SLC. Event by Natural History Museum of Utah: "Indulge your taste buds at the Utah Food Festival on May 4th and 5th at NHMU, a celebration of our region's rich culinary heritage, spanning from ancient ancestral foods to contemporary delicacies. Guests can sample and shop an array of tantalizing flavors from local food artisans, delve into delicious workshops led by culinary and Museum experts, and enrich their knowledge of food history with insightful lessons from museum experts. Workshops will be hosted by our amazing partners at Harmons, Caputos, Café Ibis, Prime Corn, and Wasatch Community Gardens. They sell out fast, so register soon! The festival will also feature Scientists in the Spotlight, an Oolitic Sand Experience, a Kid's Drop Off Zone, a Dino Diner Activity Zone, and Food of Utah Gallery Tours. Check out our website for more information. https://bit.ly/3vJqDlQ." 

Friday, May 10:

  • , 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Mountain West Hard Cider, 425 N. 400 W., SLC. Event by Utah Lgbtq+ Chamber of Commerce: "In partnership with local LGBTQ and ally-owned and operated restaurants, breweries, and providers of spirits, the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2024 Queer Food FEASTival - a springtime celebration of community and abundance! The focus of the FEAST will not only be the food but also the nourishment we provide each other through gathering and breaking bread together -- a taste of Queer Salt Lake! This Friday evening event will feature culinary creations, craft cocktails, and fabulous entertainment. Join in the fun and help support our local entertainers & food/beverage suppliers. Admission $35 for Chamber Members; $45 for the General Public - includes all tasty tidbits, entertainment, and one complimentary specialty cocktail. Discounted admission is available for seniors, students, people with disabilities, single parents and any who require a more accessible admission price. This is a 21+ event." Tickets will not be sold at the so, click here to get them now. 

Saturday, May 11:

  • Wasatch Community Gardens' Spring Plant Sale, 8a-1p at Rowland Hall-St Mark's School, 720 S. Guardsman Way, SLC. Rowland Hall-St Mark's School. "We know there are plenty of local plant sales this time of year so why shop WCG's Spring Plant Sale? Our sale features more than 45,000 food-growing plants raised from seed by participants of our Job Training Program serving women facing homelessness. These seedlings are grown with the utmost care at our certified organic Green Phoenix Farm. In other words, when you shop our Spring Plant Sale, you'll gift your garden with healthy plant starts while also helping us work toward our vision of a community where everyone has access to healthy, local food." 

Saturday, May 18:

  • NAMIWalks Utah 2024 - Mental Health Awareness Walk, 9:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 S., West Jordan. Event by NAMI Utah: "Join us for a fun social in-person event. Gather a friend or family member, put on your walking shoes, and get outside and enjoy the sunshine with other people who also care about breaking the stigma around mental illness! Build a team and walk together. Get yourself signed up today! Free to Register, Free to Walk at namiut.org/news-events/nami-walks."

Sunday, June 8:

  • , 11a-8p at Utah State Fairpark, 1055 W. North Temple, SLC. Event by Utah Asian Festival: "Our mission to annually hold the Utah Asian Festival is to demonstrate unity in our Asian community, showcasing a wealth of traditions, including performances, exhibits, and foods. Come support our Utah Asian communities, culture, and sponsors with FREE admission! Under State Fairpark policies, no pets are permitted on the grounds except for service animals. For more information check out our website: https://utahasianfestival.org/
    We hope to see you all there!" 

Fri-Sun, Jun 28-30:

  •  @ Library Square, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "The Utah Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the arts taking place in Salt Lake City, showcasing a diverse array of artistic expressions and cultural experiences. This multi-day event is one of the region’s premier arts festivals, attracting artists, performers, and enthusiasts from across the nation. Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of artistic experiences and explore unique and thought-provoking works while engaging with the artists themselves. The Festival will be open daily from 12:00–11:00 p.m. More info at uaf.org or email hello@uaf.org for question."

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