Events

Sensory Inclusive Afternoon

All children and families are invited to this sensory-inclusive afternoon of play! From 4 – 6 pm, we’ll be turning the lights down, reducing noise in the museum, and having a special Oobleck activity. Sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, and verbal cue cards are available for checkout at the Admissions Desk. A limited number of weighted lap pads are also available upon request.

$10 Admission per Person for All Families



Tuesday Evening Farmers Market

This is the last Tuesday Evening Market of the 2018 season.  The Saturday Market continues through October 20th.

The Downtown Farmers Market presents the Tuesday evening market from August 7th through September 25th from 4pm til dusk.  

The Tuesday Market is a small, intimate market focused on fresh produce and locally made food products. This is the perfect market for downtown commuters to shop at on their way home from work and for Downtown residents to stroll through for an evening outing. The Tuesday Market offers ample, convenient parking, a relaxed atmosphere and an opportunity to get to know your food producer.

Celebrate the harvest bounty at the Tuesday Market during the most productive growing season of the year!



Jason Heller in Conversation with Tony Weller: Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

Author Jason Heller will be in conversation with store owner and fellow 70's musicophile Tony Weller, discussing his book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man… If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along. Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. His latest novel is Taft 2012. He lives in Denver. Join us for this flashback conversation, to be followed by a signing! Part of the Utah Humanties Book Festival. This is a Free event



EATING ANIMALS

Post-film Q&A with director Christopher Dillon Quinn.

 
How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed back against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

Official Selection: 2018 CPH:DOX, 2017 Telluride Film Festival

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Sold Out: Chelsea Cutler with Christian French

A lot has changed for Chelsea Cutler in a year. The 20-year old singer, songwriter, producer has come a long way from recording songs in her dorm room as she releases her debut EP.

Chelsea started playing music at a very early age (she learned piano, guitar, cello, and drums by the time she was 10), but it wasn't until high school that she found a lane for her own sound as an artist. She began uploading unique acoustic covers to Soundcloud, where she'd blend a medley of songs from different genres, carried by her dreamy voice which has the ability to grab the listener immediately. The covers quickly accumulated hundreds of thousands of streams and caught the attention of major blogs and artists.

www.kilbycourt.com



You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong) Presentation

Hear from authors Phil Neisser and Jacob Hess and their book You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought, but You’re Still Wrong, which explores the boundaries of core disagreements about morality, power, gender roles, sexuality, race, big government, big business, and big media. This event is open for all students, faculty, staff, and community members. It is a part of the Dialoguing Across Differences McMurrin Series. For more information, visit https://communication.utah.edu/dialoguing-across-differences/upcoming-events/mcmurrinseries.php



Guest Author Cameron Wright

In this meet-cute holiday story, Carter is an uninspired insurance adjuster who likes to add a little zest to his mundane job by creatively embellishing his insurance accident reports. With Christmas around the corner, he finds himself scoffing at the holiday book display that seems to go up earlier and earlier each year at the quaint, New England family bookstore, the ReadMore Café. Abby works for her uncle at the ReadMore Café. She can’t wait until October to build her favorite holiday store display: the annual Christmas book tree stack. After an accident totals her car, Abby and Carter are thrown together when he is the agent assigned to write her accident report. Can romance blossom between two people with very different views of Christmas? Or was their “accidental” meeting just happenstance? At the ReadMore Café, there are no accidents where love—and Christmas—are concerned. We're proud to partner with the Provo City Library to celebrate the release of Cameron Wright's new novel Christmas by Accident. Cameron Wright will read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of the new book. What could make a better Christmas gift for the reader in your life who likes gentle fiction? This event begins at 7:00 p.m.



Honne at Urban Lounge

HONNE
In 2018, unless an artist has a Drake-like grip on the charts, it’s tough to directly gauge success. Seven-digit streams don’t always translate to actual fans at shows. One act might draw the attention of every tastemaker going, while still failing to sell more than a handful of physical records.

In the case of London duo HONNE – Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher – their time in the spotlight has been disorientating. Success has paved every step, but tracking where it comes from has proved a tough task. One week they’re selling out a 3,000 capacity show in their hometown, the next they’re headliners at a festival in South Korea, playing to 20,000 people, and shortly after they’re jet-setting to LA to collaborate with other artists. In this age when anyone can access music from virtually anywhere, HONNE’s 2016 debut LP ‘Warm on a Cold Night’ has been embraced by different corners of the globe (the album went triple-platinum in South Korea), a swarm of fans all equally obsessed with the pair’s skill in writing relatable, emotion-fuelled, romantic pop.

www.theurbanloungeslc.com



Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences.



Monthly Acoustic Showcase (4 open-mic standouts)

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