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Leo After Dark

Join The Leonardo museum for our monthly Friday evening programming, Leo After Dark (21+), a perfect opportunity to explore all that the museum has to offer – kid-free! On October 20th, from 7:30pm – midnight, we’ll open the doors for a Halloween spectacular, featuring live entertainment, seasonal crafts, art lounges, food and drink, and more!

 This month, we’re excited to welcome a variety of partners from the local and regional arts scenes. The night will feature music from local favorites like Pixie and The Partygrass Boys and Artemis, dance performances from SALT Contemporary Dance and The Municipal Ballet Company, and a circus-spectacular to close out the night from Moxy Movement. When you aren’t enjoying the entertainment, grab a spooky cocktail and head to one of our artists lounges – whether that’s the Pirate takeover of our C-131 airplane, or the Victorian Moon Lab courtesy of Mister Pauper. 

 Leo After Dark: Hallow’s Eve is Friday, October 20th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 GA and free for members. Attendees must be 21 years of age.

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XOXO Hats for Strength Fall Ride 2017

We are so honored to be hosting our event for Kim White and Ryan Whitehead, Oct.21st. This will be our 8th XOXO Hats Delivery to Huntsman Cancer Hospital. We will be fundraising for these two amazing people and our community can come support them by participating in the activities below. Silent Auction Raffle Lunch Car Show DJ Chu Swag to purchase We will be at CousCous until 1pm. Then we will personally deliver by motorcycle XOXO Hats to Huntsman Cancer Institute. Pre-registration $25, day of $30. You are loved, see you Oct 21st!!

Third Saturday for Families: Mask Making

Our annual mask-making activity is a perennial favorite. Decorate your own mask inspired by masks from Africa and the Pacific in the UMFA permanent collection.

Haute Sheet

We invite you to close out another fantastic Design Week at “Haute Sheet”, the closing party for Salt Lake Design Week 2017! Art and design come together to celebrate innovative and ideas that take shape with paper. Come adorned in a paper accessory, or create one at our maker’s table in partnership with Spicers Paper. We will feature the winners and entries of the paper design competition, Paper Jam and showcase the Strathmore dress created exclusively from paper. Come mingle, dance, and party with your fellow design enthusiasts over drinks, music, dancing, and food.

Four Paws Rescue of Utah 17th Annual Moondog Ball

Celebrate Four Paws Rescue with the biggest party of the year! Featuring music from Atlas Grove and Reckless Uprising and a delicious spread provided by all the yummiest restaurants in town. Don't miss the fabulous items at the silent auction.

Clothes Swap

Donate clothes and/or buy a new outfit. Gently used and designer items. All are welcome.

Art and Wellness: Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Gloria Pak and explore the reimagined galleries of the UMFA 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.

This is a free event. Information online

Wild Wednesdays at Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesday: Salamander Secrets; Free for members; for nonmembers, free with the cost of admission: $5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11);  All ages welcome!
Join an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist as you uncover the secret lives of salamanders. Meet a live tiger salamander as you learn about their life history, habitat, and more. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Art and Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. 

Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.
Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

Guest Author Lindsay Eagar

Can a clever young inventor uncover a ruthless pirate's heart of gold? Thrilling sea adventure takes on a hint of steampunk in the second book by the author of the acclaimed Hour of the Bees. When her parents, the great marine scientists Dr. and Dr. Quail, are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief — and guilt. It was a submarine of Fidelia’s invention that her parents were in when they died, and it was she who pressed them to stay out longer when the raging Undertow was looming. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor. But as Fidelia and the pirates close in on the prize, with the navy hot on their heels, she realizes that Merrick doesn’t expect to live long enough to enjoy his loot. Could something other than black-hearted greed be driving him? Will Fidelia be able to master the perils of the ocean without her parents — and piece together the mystery of Merrick the Monstrous before it’s too late? Please join us in welcoming author Lindsay Eagar to The Printed Garden Thursday, October 26th, to read from, talk about, and sign copies of her new book, Race to the Bottom of the Sea. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.