Samba Queen and King Contest

Samba Fogo Presents 11th Annual Samba Queen and King Contest on the 29th. Doors open at 8:00pm with live Brazilian music, and the dance competition begins at 9:00pm.

Samba Fogo will heat up Salt Lake City with this 11th annual event, featuring live music and dancing for all, all night. Samba Queen is a dance party, a music concert and a dance competition. This yearly celebration is a beloved mainstay in the Salt Lake arts community, and this year Samba Fogo is turning up the heat to add three new divisions to the competition. For the first year ever, Samba Fogo will crown both a Queen and a King, plus ensembles of dancers can enter the Group section, and the Semi-Pro division will open up the Samba Queen experience to samba lovers in the community who are just beginning their samba journey.

Tickets to the Samba Queen Contest are $25 in advance, available through 24tix (, or $30 at the door the night of the event. VIP tables and single VIP tickets are available for $50 - $100 per person. VIP tickets come with cocktail service to your table, a great view of the stage, and VIP treatment. VIP options are limited, so act fast.

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People say the youth are the future, but the three young women in this lecture are already the leaders of today. Recognizing that they cannot afford to be apathetic, these everyday citizens are standing up and speaking out to create a better world. From climate change and entrepreneurship to art and poetry, learn how our speakers raise awareness of important social justice issues and speak up for the future they want to see. About our panelists:

Jamie Margolin: Jamie Margolin is a 17-year-old Colombian-American writer, community organizer, activist & public speaker. She is the founder and co-executive director of an international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that lead the very first "Youth Climate March" in Washington DC and 25+ cities all around the world during the summer of 2018. She is also a plaintiff on Our Children's Trusts' Youth v. Gov Washington state lawsuit, suing the state of Washington for denying her generation's constitutional rights to a livable environment by continuing to make climate change worse, and she is a climate justice organizer in her local Seattle community. 

Saida Dahir is an 18-year-old Somali-American Muslim from South Salt Lake City who came to the U.S. as a child refugee. She is a former UNICEF Youth Representative, Gifford Courage Fellow, and ACLU Intern. Saida works on a variety of issues including immigration reform, police accountability, and immigration rights. She is a published poet and released her debut Spoken Word Album, The Walking Stereotype earlier this year. She has been featured on publications like The Grammy's, NPR, BBC World, and more for her poetry and activism. Saida is a first-year majoring in Media Studies with a focus in Journalism and the Arabic Language at the University of California, Berkeley and aspires to use her degree to make the world a better place.

Karina Popovich is a young female pursuing a career at the intersection of Business and Engineering. Karina has a blazing curiosity for all things tech while focusing her energy on bridging the STEM education gap among underrepresented groups. Karina is currently studying at the Dyson School of Business at Cornell University, running a company that has revolutionized 3D printing education, and creating a clothing line to inspire girls in STEM and leadership to feel confident and empowered every day. Some of Karina’s accomplishments include starting a global organization that brings STEM education and hand-made computers to schools in underdeveloped countries like Tanzania, Venezuela, and Nepal.

The John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community. Our guest lecturers are leading authorities in their fields, coming from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, and are nationally recognized authors, academics, and foreign affairs, experts. The impact of our lectures is the long-lasting understanding of the context of world affairs in our interconnected global society. T

The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. All ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+. Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.  UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls. 

For all other additional questions, please contact Pari Kemmick at, 801.832.3276,

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