2nd Annual S.T.E.A.M.punk Academy Adult Science Fair

The 2nd edition of STEAMpunk Academy's award winning Adult Science Fair is Back! Do you long for the days of dioramas? Are your kids sick of you helicoptering their school projects? Do you have a burning question about the world you need answered? Well look no further- it's the 2nd Annual Adult Science Fair!

Registration is open until October 1st(ish) and then you'll have two weeks to come up with a science project to propose. (Don't worry, we'll hold your hand along the way) Over the course of the fall you will conduct your experiments with the personal guidance of expert mentors! Then you will create a tri-fold or diorama of it, and compete for big prizes at a proper Science Fair at the ILLUMINATE Light Art and Creative Tech Fest on November 12th

What would a science project look like? Well, maybe you want to know which hangover cure is most effective. Or maybe you want to get a bit more techy and use public data to find out what is going on with COVID. Or you could test which ski wax is better. Whatever you come up with, so long as it follows our rules explained on our website, we love it. Don't be afraid to get funny, creative, and edgy.

You can also follow here: and on Insta @ STEAMpunkacademySLC There will be a $20 registration fee to cover costs and to keep you from flaking out. There's science behind that. If this is a barrier, we got you covered. 12 S. 400 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84101 as part of the ILLUMINATE festival.

DigiMarCon World 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference

"DigiMarCon World 2021 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry. You will gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon World, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held November 17th to 18th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting and much more.

At DigiMarCon World 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency.

Register and secure your seat today. For more details visit a part of DigiMarCon World 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world and see why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! 

Danny Seraphine And CTA Take Me Back to Chicago Tour

CHICAGO INITIALLY gained fame opening for music legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beach Boys, hitting its stride almost immediately after their debut effort, Chicago Transit Authority, a double album, came out in 1969. From the beginning, Seraphine, as the drummer, was always the backbone of the operation. It was his job to keep everyone in time and on balance. He set the pace and carried it through to the end, no matter what. In 1990, after 23 years of performing, composing, and recording albums with Chicago, Seraphine experienced a jarring parting of ways with the bandmates that he considered brothers. The rift threw his life into chaos. Together they had toured the world and created one of the most enduring American songbooks of all time. In 2007, spiritually and creatively reinvigorated, Seraphine returned to the stage with his new jazz-rock powerhouse group, California Transit Authority (CTA) often described as “Chicago on steroids”—and he made peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley). Critically acclaimed as an instrumentalist and a composer, Rolling Stone magazine has ranked “the father of jazz rock” as one of the top 100 drummers of all time.

A Christmas Story: The Musical

This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations — including run-ins with a bully with "yellow eyes," a tongue stuck to a flagpole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, and a Chinese Christmas dinner. This hilarious musical is sure to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone becoming "A major award" of the 2021 holiday season.

Show Dates: November 26-December 22, 2021

The Second City

The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 60 years. Beginning in 1959 as a small comedy cabaret and have grown to become the first name in improv and comedy, with theaters and Training Centers in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood. We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our reach to include creative collaborations with a wide range of creative and corporate partners, wellness and education programs, and TV, film, and digital productions. And our alumni list includes some of the funniest names on the planet.

National Geographic Live! Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous

Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered—larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being uncovered again with the help of paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim. Originally discovered in Morocco more than half a century ago by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer, Spinosaurus’ fossil remains were lost in the Allied bombing of Germany during World War II. But recent fossil discoveries in the desert, along with Stromer’s own data and drawings, helped Ibrahim and contemporary scientists reconstruct a full skeletal model of Spinosaurus, which has been featured on the National Geographic Channel and presented in the National Geographic Museum. With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous-era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.

Mark and Maggie O’Connor

Join Mark and Maggie O’Connor for a fantastic evening of music, stories, and more. The husband and wife will share their favorite tunes, swap stories, and tell tales from the road. Their programs will survey a broad and interconnecting collection of American music performed on violin/fiddle, guitar, mandocello, and cello. Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 55, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar, and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen. After recording a series of albums for Rounder and Warner Bros including his multiple Grammy-winning New Nashville Cats, his recordings for Sony Classical with Yo-Yo Ma, Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey sold a million CDs and gained O'Connor worldwide recognition as a leading proponent of a new American musical idiom. Mr. O’Connor’s most recent album is a solo guitar release called Markology II, a 42-year sequel to his first guitar album and one that is considered a landmark album to all guitar flatpickers – he recorded the first Markology LP when he was 16. Bela Fleck writes the album notes for the new CD. He says: “…a bit stunned at the shear technical bravado his guitar playing is capable of (including that bit of jealousy that I’ve always had at how well this guy’s hands work!). Great tone he pulls from his guitars…puts us mortal musicians into a state of awe.”

Heather Mcghee

Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? Her book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How Can We Prosper Together debuted at #3 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.

Part of the PCI Equity Initiative.

National Geographic LIVE! Terry Virts - A View from Above

Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space.

KRCL Presents: The Weather Station

The Weather Station (the project of Toronto-based singer/songwriter Tamara Linderman) released a new album, Ignorance, in February and has announced an extensive tour schedule for 2021-2022. Included in the tour is a stop at The State Room on February 19, 2022. KRCL is proud to present the show. 

KRCL Presents 
The Weather Station
February 19
The State Room