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Half Moon Run with Tim Baker

“If we had one real stroke of luck with this group, it was meeting each other,” says Half Moon Run’s Conner Molander. Now going on ten years together, the Montreal indie band is deep in the final push of their third album, and the temptation to look forward is as risky as the lure of looking back. Molander seems sanguine. He pauses, then adds, “But if you have a bit of luck it’s your responsibility to put in the work. It would be impossible to live with ourselves if we weren’t devoted to it, to working on it.”

Half Moon Run’s had their share of lightning-strike luck to live up to. The band came together in 2009 in Montreal’s Mile End, when Molander and Dylan Phillips—students and recent transplants from Vancouver Island—connected with Devon Portielje, who was fresh out of Ottawa. (In mid- 2012 they tapped a third Comox-born musician, Isaac Symonds, to intensify their live show.)

From the outset, the group’s lingua franca was music: practicing, composing, jamming. All four members are multi-instrumentalists and all four are vocalists: Portielje sings lead, but he also plays guitar, piano, and percussion; Molander sings and plays guitar, keyboard, piano, pedal steel, bass, and harmonica; Phillips sings and plays drums, piano and keyboard; and Symonds sings and plays drums, mandolin, synth, and bass.

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Sinkane

It's easy to be angry in moments like now. And that's OK. But it takes courage to turn that anger into productive energy. The previous Sinkane album, 2017's Life and Livin' It, was released at a very crazy time: things like the Muslim ban, police shooting unarmed people of color, massive corruption in my native Sudan, fake news, Donald Trump, Brexit and so many other calamities all really forced me to think about my place in the world as a musician. I began to think about how I could use my music in a constructive way not only to help myself but to help others who feel frustrated and powerless.



Open Mic Night

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Nate Robinson

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Zak Podmore Book Launch: Confluence

Bluff writer Zak Podmore presents his debut collection of nonfiction essays, Confluence: Navigating the Personal & Political on Rivers of the New West. Zak Podmore sets out to explore exploited Western rivers—and some of the most pressing environmental justice issues of our time. After losing his river-running mother to cancer, Podmore disappears into the American West’s iconic canyon country to heal. He kayaks down a rare release of water in the Colorado River Delta, investigates uranium tailings on Ute Mountain Ute lands near the San Juan River, and interrogates the treatment of asylum seekers crossing the Rio Grande. Confluence presents an up-close, personal perspective on our responsibility to rivers and to each other. Zak Podmore is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sierra, High Country News, and Canoe & Kayak. He lives in Utah where he reports for The Salt Lake Tribune.

This event is presented by Friends of Cedar Mesa and Torrey House Press, and it is supported in part by Utah Humanities and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.



Amon Amarth: Berserker Tour Raid Of Salt Lake City

Amon Amarth: Berserker Tour
Raid Of Salt Lake City

Special Guests
Arch Enemy
At The Gates
Grand Magus

Heavy metal isn’t just music: it’s a way of life. No current band embodies the spirit of metal’s immersive culture with more fervour and might than Amon Amarth: Sweden’s celebrated Viking overlords and undisputed modern masters of epic heavy metal.


Today, Amon Amarth stand tall and unassailable: over 25 years into a career that has seen them evolve from humble origins in the dark, dank rehearsal rooms of their native Tumba to their current status as explosive festival headliners and one of the metal world’s most widely adored bands. Their most recent album, 2015’s Jomsviking, hit the #1 spot in Germany’s official album chart and swiftly became their most successful worldwide release to date. As a result, Amon Amarth are very much at the height of their powers as they prepare to return to action in 2019, with their biggest, boldest and most bombastic musical statement to date.

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Craft Lake City & West Elm Present: Watercolor Embroidery

Learn the basics of mixed media in this Craft Lake City workshop at West Elm! Audrey Christensen of Hey Be Fab is a local textile artist who specializes in painted embroidery and cloth dolls. In this class, Audrey will walk attendees through the process of embroidering a Halloween-inspired hoop, and then she will share how to make your piece spectacularly spooky with watercolor.

Tickets are $40 and available for purchase at: craftlakecity.com/workshops



Author Event: Scott Graham and C. Joseph Greaves

Authors Scott Graham and C. Joseph Greaves approach conservation through the lens of expanding hearts and minds where our experience is most personal—in a book. Join us at Back of Beyond Books for an author conversation and reading of Graham's new National Park Mystery, Arches Enemy, and Greaves' new novel Church of the Graveyard Saints. In Arches Enemy, a famed sandstone arch in Utah’s Arches National Park collapses and takes a woman atop it to her death, ensnaring archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family in lethal questions of environmental monkeywrenching and political intrigue. As more deaths follow, Chuck and his wife Janelle race to uncover the killer even as they become murder targets themselves. You can never go home again. Whether as caution or lament, the adage meant nothing to Church of the Graveyard Saints protagonist Addie Decker because when she left the rural Southwest for college in Los Angeles, she vowed never to return. But when her grandmother’s death calls Addie back, she confronts a landscape both familiar and foreign as a sudden boom in gas development threatens her family’s ranching heritage—even as it promises vital prosperity to her old hometown. With her lover in tow, her high school sweetheart in waiting, and a sagebrush militia lurking in the wings, Addie must navigate a minefield of greed and obstinacy, love and violence. Scott Graham, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, is the author of Canyon Sacrifice, Mountain Rampage, Yellowstone Standoff, and Yosemite Fall, books one through four in the National Park Mystery Series. Graham is an avid outdoorsman who lives with his wife, an emergency physician, in Durango, Colorado. C. Joseph Greaves has been a finalist for most of the major awards in crime fiction including the Shamus, Macavity, Lefty, and Audie, as well as the New Mexico-Arizona, Oklahoma, and Colorado Book Awards. He is the author of five previous novels including Hard Twisted and Tom & Lucky, a Wall Street Journal “Best Books of 2015” selection and finalist for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize. He lives in southwestern Colorado.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented by Back of Beyond Books and Torrey House Press. It is supported in part by the Ballantine Family Fund, Utah Humanities, and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.



Inside Outside

Renowned classic and contemporary dance-makers present highly technical choreography, quirky invention laced with rhythmic humor, and deeply humanistic voices.

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Carling

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