Shovels & Rope

As the Brontë sister wrote, “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that mighty list. Having released four studio albums and two collaborative projects (Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1 & 2) since 2008, Trent and Hearst have built their reputation on skill, sweat, and, yes, blood. Now, with the tough and elegant new record By Blood, as well as their High Water Festival in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, “Shovels & Rope: The Movie”, and the picture book “C’mon Utah!”, Shovels & Rope are primed for their biggest year yet.

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Michelle Moonshine

"When I first heard Michelle "Moonshine" Gomez play and sing I was literally spellbound. The sultry sound that comes out of this modest and sometimes shy musician's mouth usually ends up stopping people in their tracks at whatever venue she is performing. Her original songs have an upbeat tempo, catchy vocal lines, and great lyical content, but her unique voice is what truly engages the listener at a performance. Her timbre can be decribed as incredibly sweet and whimsical, and yet it is still very saturdated with feeling in a way that makes you want to stop and listen to every word. Even in a song with morose lyrics there is a plucky demeanor to her playing style, an effortlessness that only a natural musician is gifted. Being so young, she clearly has a bright future, it is exciting to think of where she will be in 5 years. All that said, do not miss an opportunity to see Moonshine perform live, it's an experience that is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face." -Jordan Young Front man of Candy’s River House Contestant of American Idol

Air Pollution, Environmental Injustice, and the Well-Being of Children

This Stenger Center Green Bag will address how air pollution impacts children’s cognitive development; social inequalities in exposure to air pollution in US public schools; and associations between air pollution and academic performance of US school children.

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Mindfulness at the UMFA

Mindfulness at the UMFA is free with admission.

Join instructor Charlotte Bell and explore the UMFA galleries as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome. Charlotte Bell has practiced yoga since 1982. Certified by B. K. S. Iyengar, she has taught classes and workshops continuously since 1986. She has practiced Insight Meditation since 1988 and has attended silent retreats of up to 30 days almost every year since then.

The series runs every Thursday from October 24–December 19. Mindfulness will not be held on November 28 due to Thanksgiving. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

Water Trivia

Test your Wasatch water knowledge with the Seven Canyons Trust and Squatters Brewing at Water Trivia (  Water Trivia combines water-themed education with fun, friendly competition for a watershed cause. Teams of four test their Wasatch water knowledge against competitors in ten trivia questions and a final wager on topics ranging from global water systems to local hydrology, whilst enjoying local micro-brews and free appetizers – fermented from the waters of the seven canyon creeks of Utah’s Wasatch Range – courtesy of Squatters Brewing ( All guests are entered into an opportunity drawing to win awesome prizes.

Wasatch Community Gardens' 30th Anniversary Celebration

The 30th Anniversary Celebration event promises to be a grassroots, rip-roaring birthday party celebrating the many individuals and families at WCG’s heart and soul. It will feature live music by Mountain Tribe, surprise guests from WCG's storied past, harvest games, and delicious light fare. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase. Tickets are $10 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.

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Craft Lake City & The Monarch Present: Concrete Plant Holder

Fall has arrived and you are invited to celebrate with Craft Lake City's second workshop at The Monarch in Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District! Local artisan Kirsten Moore of FreckleFace Collective makes eccentric, upcycled and handmade pieces to enliven your living space. In this Halloween-inspired class, Moore will walk attendees through the fun process of mixing, molding and pouring a pumpkin or skull-shaped concrete plant holder to take home.

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What Makes a Masterpiece: An Exclusive Celebration

Be the first to see four painting by renowned American artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Moran, Diego Rivera, and Alma Thomas on special loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Art Bridges Foundation. Join UMFA executive director Gretchen Dietrich and UMFA staff to commemorate the beginning of a multi-year partnership that will bring a new level of recognition and prestige to the UMFA, and deeply engage our community through innovative programming and collaboration. Savor small plates, desserts, and craft cocktails, and hear special remarks by our distinguished guest Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Free parking is available in the UMFA parking lot directly east of the Museum building.

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Campus-Community Dialog: Protest