Tour and Talk: Interim 101

Want to make a difference on the issues before the next election or legislative session? Interim is the place – and Action Utah is here to help! This month’s Interim Session Tour & Talk will focus on Interim Session basics to get you ready to make an impact all year, including:

  • What is Interim Session and how does it work?
  • What’s happening at Interim this month?
  • How can community members participate?

Plus, get advocacy tips for making a difference and a tour of the Capitol Campus – the “People’s House”.

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! But space is limited, so please be sure to register:

Community Safety and Violence Prevention

Three recent mass shootings have left America reeling once again. President Trump and congressional leaders have spoken up to support red flag laws, reviving a push for federal legislation around evidence-based policy that allows a court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person in crisis threatening harm to themselves or others. Utah has proposed its own red flag law, carefully developed by a wide range of stakeholders to prevent firearm suicides and other deaths, including mass shootings, while protecting Second Amendment rights. Learn about Utah’s red flag bill (the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill) and specific things YOU can do to help get it passed! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register here:

Ogden Twilight - Iron & Wine / Calexico

Ogden Twilight is back this summer with national headliners and featured local bands at the Ogden Ampitheater.  Your Ogden Twilight is also your RideUTA pass for the night.

Doors and Food Vendors open at 5pm and music begins at 6pm.

Information at; tickets at 24tix.

Westminster Chamber Orchestra Auditions

The Westminster Chamber Orchestra will be holding auditions for open positions in our August 21 initial meeting. All string players are welcome to audition, and we have a particular need for musicians on cello (including Principal Cellist), double bass, and percussion this semester. Message us on Facebook for more information.

Nick Jordan

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

MOONLIGHT SONATA: Deafness in Three Movements was supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program.

Post-film Q&A with director Irene Taylor Brodsky, moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio. There will be an ASL translator for the Q&A.

 Irene Taylor Brodsky builds on her powerful first feature, Hear and Now(Audience Award winner at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival), by delving into an intergenerational exploration of living with deafness. Brodsky’s son Jonas began losing his hearing as a baby and underwent cochlear implant surgery as a toddler. Now 11 years old, Jonas has adjusted to a world with sound and is learning to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Brodsky’s parents also have cochlear implants, but unlike Jonas, the majority of their lives were shaped by silence. While Jonas explores what silence means to him, his grandfather grapples with a new transition of his own.

Buoyed by a perceptive soundscape and luminous animation, Brodsky astutely captures the complexity of silence and hearing. Rich archival footage portrays Brodsky’s parents’ reflections on the evolution of deafness while intimate home videos reveal Jonas’s hearing transformation. In this deeply personal and moving film, Brodsky explores the meaning of deafness, loss, and the power of silence as her son discovers his unique voice and her parents confront a new chapter of their lives.

Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: Community Choice

To determine this year’s community choice film, vote for your favorite from a selection of award-winning, female-directed Festival films. Sundance Institute has a long history of championing women artists, including groundbreaking filmmakers like Euzhan Palcy, Jennie Livingston, and Allison Anders. Our dedicated Women at Sundance program began in 2012 and continues to foster gender equity for women behind the camera. Learn more about Women at Sundance. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Come early and buy a cookie (or two) from Crumbl Cookies on site.

Open Mic Night

Dressy Bessy with Potty Mouth, NSPS

20 years after their first release, Dressy Bessy returns with Fast Faster Disaster, their second album on Yep Roc. Lyrically and sonically, the band remains true to their sound with catchy indie pop/punk hooks and sharp lyrics wrought with intense joy and deep sadness. 

“There's an undeniable sense of honesty and freedom to it, lyrically and sonically, and it came with a humbling ease,” says songwriter Tammy Ealom. “We pay close attention to current events, including politics, and have been profoundly impacted by the recent climate. There's nothing like the threat of losing your basic freedoms and realizing the fragility of democracy to open up your eyes and pull you out of your personal bubble. More than ever, we’ve come to appreciate the importance of family, friends and community.”

Lorin Walker Madsen