Events

The Magic Lake

From the mountains of South America comes The Magic Lake, a fantastical tale of courage, adventure and mystery, newly adapted for the stage by the University of Utah Children's Dance Theatre. High in the Andes, a young llama-herder named Chaska restlessly dreams of visiting faraway lands. When a deadly plague sweeps across the empire and the Emperor’s daughter falls ill, Chaska sets out in search of a cure. Aided by condors, pink dolphins, macaws, and other colorful characters, she seeks a way to reach the dream world where the healing waters of a stolen lake may hold the answer. Come experience CDT's exciting adaptation of this Andean folktale featuring original dance, costumes and music.


Chicago and REO Speed Wagon

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Movies on The Plaza

Join us each Wednesday night as we screen your favorite classic and pop-culture movies under the stars of the historic Olympic Plaza at The Gateway. Bring a blanket and picnic and we’ll bring the popcorn and movie. Plaza opens at 7:30pm for seating and film begins at sunset (9ish) Movie Lineup: June 20 – Black Panther June 27 – Ready Player One presented by Virtualities. July 4 – Holiday/No Movie July 11 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off presented by MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Factory July 18 – Gravity presented by Clark Planetarium July 25 – Raiders of the Lost Ark presented by Mystery Escape Room Aug 1 – Noises Off presented by Wasatch Theatre Company Aug 8 – Coco presented by San Diablo Churros Aug 15 – Pee-wee's Big Adventure presented by FanX Aug 22 – Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory presented by Rocket Fizz http://shopthegateway.com/calendars/movies-on-the-plaza/2018-06-20/


Free Coffee & Book Discussion

Marriott Library, 1705F June 20: Essays Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled by Jon Friedman An edited collection of essays from comedians and show writers whose stories only went so-so. Available on the shelf at Marriott Library and the Campus Store. Library: https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=UTAH&docid=UUU_ALMA21222385650002001&context=L&search_scope=EVERYTHING Campus Store: http://www.campusstore.utah.edu/utah/MerchDetail.aspx?MerchID=1494505&num=0&start&end&type=2&searchtype=Description&txtSearch=Rejected%3A+Tales+of+the+Failed%2C+Dumped%2C+and+Canceled Focused on maintaining one’s curiosity and desire to investigate, this book club follows a traditional format by meeting to discuss the same book. Discussion and readings are short. More info on Marriott Library Book Discussions https://readers.lib.utah.edu/reading-clubs-at-marriott-library/


Triggers & Slips

Triggers & Slips Biography Triggers & Slips music is steeped in the psychology of relationships. Like so much great country music that came before, theirs originates in personal mistakes and stepped on hearts. While the band’s music is a blend that’s not quite country and not quite rock n’ roll, and not quite alt-country either, fans of both types of music have come to love their sound. Lead by singer-songwriter Morgan Snow, whose voice has been described as “pure soul,” with hints of familiarity, it is haunting and powerful and with no comparison to pinpoint. It is the one thing you won’t forget. His songs will “hit you in the gut.” Some will hurt, some will make you laugh at him or yourself, but what is shared from night to night after the show is a connection, a new relationship waiting to be revisited and rekindled time and time again. They’re in the process of recording their 3rd studio album.


Belle and Sebastian

Mountain Music at Sundance

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Juneteenth Film and Discussion: Tell Them We are Rising

The 29th annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held at multiple venues along the Wasatch Front from June 4-20. 

This year’s theme, “Year of Jubilee” will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of numerous events during the 1968 Civil Rights Movement and their impact today on Utah's Social Justice Landscape. Juneteenth will also celebrate Utah’s African & African American history and culture and include live entertainment from some of the state's finest bands and artist, spoken word, poetry, ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, business and resource vendors, health screening and games for all ages.

6/20 Juneteenth Film and Discussion, "Tell Them We Are Rising" a look at the role and impact of Historical Black Colleges & Universities 6/20 Juneteenth Film and Discussion, Utah Film Center presents, "Tell Them We Are Rising" at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden's Peery Egyptian Theater. The film explores the role and impact of Historical Black Colleges & Universities in the U.S. Juneteenth, which was first observed in Texas, is the oldest celebration marking the end of slavery in the US. Juneteenth as a statewide holiday observance is held on the third Saturday in June.

This year’s Juneteenth Festival is sponsored by Weber County R.A.M.P., Weber State University, Salt Lake County, ZAP, Project Success Coalition, Excellence in the Community, and the Utah Film Center For more information about the festival, visit projectsuccessinc.org/Juneteenth projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com 801-394-0924


Brick + Mortar / The Unlikely Candidates with Indigo Waves

Sometimes music saves people from taking the wrong path and that’s exactly what it did for Brandon Asraf. While his partner, John Tacon, grew up in a relatively normal suburban setting, Asraf grew up “like wolves” amid five siblings in a New Jersey household headed by a conman father. Dad’s scheme ultimately tore the family apart. “Mom didn’t take everything that happened that the best,” Asraf Says. You can learn more about that in VICE’s article: “My Buddy’s Dad Was a Blood Diamond Smuggler”…

Brick + Mortar have truly been building a movement. Spreading a message of empathy, positivity, and self motivation…

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Fyrecon Preview Night

Enjoy a free preview night of Fyrecon at the Library's Viridian Event Center! Master guest authors and artists will participate in a panel discussion on heroes and villains and will sign books afterward. The panel will feature: Shawn Carman Lead Writer for Legends of the Five Rings & Creative Director for Kyoudai Games. Dave Dorman Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Illustrator, best known for his Star Wars artwork. He earned an Eisner Award for his work on Alien: Tribes. Dr. Charles E. Gannon National Bestselling Author, best known for his Caine Riordan series, and his work with Eric Flint and Steve White on the Ring of Fire series. David Farland New York Times Bestselling Author of the Runelords series and author, under the name Dave Wolverton, of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia. Preston Stone Artist and Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games. Chad Hardin Artist for DC Comics, probably best known for his work on the bestselling comic book series Harley Quinn. Christie Craig a.k.a. C. C. Hunter New York Times Bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, the Divorced and Desperate series, and the Texas Justice series. Fyrecon is a three day conference on the Art and Writing of Science Fiction and Fantasy that offers over 180 workshops and classes facilitated by published authors and working artists. Fyrecon also features four and eight hour master classes by bestselling authors and nationally recognized artists. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet your favorite authors and artists for free!


2018 Fyrecon Guest Author Panel

Join us at Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center for the Free Preview Night with Fyrecon's Master Guest Authors and Artists! They'll be holding a 7:00 p.m. panel discussion titled Heroes and Villains, which will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by an author signing. This year's panel discussion will feature: Shawn Carman Creative Director for Kyoudai Games. Dave Dorman Science Fiction, Fantasay, and Horror Illustrator, best known for his Star Wars artwork. He earned an Eisner Award for his work on Alien: Tribes. Dr. Charles E. Gannon New York Times Bestselling Author, best known for his Caine Riordan series, and his work with Eric Flint and Steve White on the Ring of Fire series. David Farland New York Times Bestselling Author of the Runelords series and author, under the name Dave Wolverton, of Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia. Preston Stone Artist and Art Director for Fantasy Flight Games. Chad Hardin Artist for DC Comics, probably best known for his work on the character Harley Quinn. Christie Craig a.k.a. C. C. Hunter New York Times Bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series, the Divorced and Desperate series, and the Texas Justice series. Fyrecon is a three day conference on the Art and Writing of Science Fiction and Fantasy that offers over 180 workshops and classes facilitated by published authors and working artists. Fyrecon also features four and eight hour master classes by bestselling authors and nationally recognized artists. Fyrecon 2018 will be Thursday, June 21st, through Saturday, June 23rd at Weber State University - Davis Campus - 2750 University Park Boulevard in Layton. For more information about Fyrecon 2018, registration, the 2018 class schedule, the venue, the presenters, or anything else, please visit www.fyrecon.com.