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HEAL Utah 9th Annual Fall Party

HEAL Utah is thrilled to welcome writer, naturalist, and explorer Gretel Ehrlich to Salt Lake City as our Ninth Annual Fall Party speaker.

Tickets available online:
VIP: $100 (includes pre-event reception and complimentary drinks for the evening. Reception begins at 5:30 pm).
Regular: $50
Discount: $25*
All tickets include dinner. A cash bar will also be available.

Doors, food, and music from 6:30-7:30 pm
Program begins at 7:30 pm

David Sedaris

Live at the Eccles presents David Sedaris Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).

Ural Thomas & The Pain

If life was at all fair Ural Thomas would be a household name, his music slotted into countless sweet, seductive mixtapes between James Brown, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder (all of whom Thomas has performed with.) Straddling the line between hot soul shouter and velvety-smooth crooner, Thomas released a few singles in the late 60’s and early 70’s; most notably “Can You Dig It”, which featured backing vocals from soul luminaries Merry Clayton, Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway. Thomas played over forty shows at the legendary Apollo Theater before turning his back on an unkind business and heading home to Portland, OR. 

It goes without saying that a man practically built out of rhythm would never stop playing music. Thomas began hosting a regular Sunday night jam session at his home that ran for nearly twenty years. A de facto mentor to many of the younger players, Thomas reminds us all that “If you care about what you’re doing, you need to build those muscles and do the work. Don’t get discouraged, do it for love. Even if you’re digging ditches, do it with passion.”

Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus

The trio goes by the name Boygenius

Community Coat Exchange

Since 2005 The Annual Community Coat Exchange. has been held between 10 AM and 1PM the day after Thanksgiving. This community-oriented event focuses on concerns about the ecological and psychological consequences of our consumer culture and the impact of our consumerism on society. The idea is for folks to bring donations to any of the drop off sites before Thanksgiving or to the event itself. At the event, no questions are asked: If you need a coat, come get one. If you want to exchange a coat, bring the coat you want to donate and take one in exchange. If you have a donation of coats, we know people who can use them. Left over coats are donated to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store, a project of the Crossroads Urban Center which advocates for low income and homeless people. Visit our Facebook event page: or

Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Charlotte Bell and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners— everyone is welcome.

Charlotte Bell has practiced yoga since 1982. Certified by B. K. S. Iyengar, she has taught classes and workshops continuously since 1986. She has practiced Insight Meditation since 1988 and has attended silent retreats of up to 30 days almost every year since then. The author Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice (Rodmell Press, 2007) and Yoga for Meditators (Rodmell Press, 2011), Charlotte has also written for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, CATALYST magazine, and other publications and blogs. A lifelong musician, she plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and the folk sextet, Red Rock Rondo. Her new book, Hip-Healthy Asana, will be published by Shambhala Publications in 2018.

This event is free and open to the public, no ticket necessary.

Winter Market

The Downtown Farmers Market presents the Winter Market between November 10th to April 20th to offer Utah residents more year-round opportunities to access fresh local goods from local purveyors. 

Hosted in the historic Rio Grande Depot, this market allows growers to extend the season, and features fresh vegetables from late season harvests and area greenhouses. Like the summer markets, it also offers the best of the region's grass-fed meats, dairy, honey, eggs, baked goods, and seasonal offerings for the holidays.

Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesdays: Oh Deer! 
Wild Wednesdays: Oh Deer on the 28th from 3:45pm – 4:15pm; Free for members and free with regular admission of $5 dults, $4 seniors, $3 kids; All ages

Large ears that never stop moving. Antlers that grow back every year. The ability to run at speeds over 45 miles per hour! What is it? Mule deer! Join the Ogden Nature Center team for a special Wild Wednesday program about one of the favorite and most fascinating mammals that call Utah and the Ogden Nature Center home.  A teacher-naturalist will help you search for live deer and play a fun and educational game all about this antlered animal. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

World AIDS Day With(out) Art at UMFA

World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art: Youth Action Panel and Workshop: Queer Activism, Prevention and Breaking Stigmas through Art.  Event Schedule:

6–6:45 pm | Panel and audience discussion, Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr.  Auditorium

6:45–7:30 pm* | HIV/AIDS Activism Poster making workshop, led by Cyan Larson, UMFA Classroom
7:30–9 pm | Explore Museum. Refreshments will be served during poster making workshop  

Gather at UMFA for an evening of events to discuss, reflect, and learn about the AIDS epidemic and how it continues to affect the world today. Youth and community leaders will lead a discussion regarding their personal experiences and research, and invite audience members to contribute to the discussion. Then, make posters in the UMFA classroom, drawing inspiration from important artists impacted by the AIDS epidemic. As we create posters together, participants are urged to consider the issues that are still happening today as consequences of the aids epidemic.

UMFA will cover Viola Frey’s Ethnic Man (1991) in recognition of Day With(out) Art. A reoccurring event since 1989, Day With(out) Art coordinates action from more than 8,000 participating organizations worldwide to celebrate the lives and achievements of those lost to AIDS, encourage caring for all people with AIDS, educate publics about HIV infection, and keep alive the hope to find a cure.

Energy Sprawl Solutions: Balancing Global Development and Conservation

Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which is necessary to combat climate change. But many renewable energy sources have a large energy sprawl—the amount of land needed to produce energy—which can threaten biodiversity and conservation. Is it possible to meet this rise in energy demand, while still conserving natural places and species? Read more: