Events

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. More information online umfa.utah.edu


CITIZEN The "As You Please" Tour With SORORITY NOISE GREAT GANDPA

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CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

Post-film Skype Q&A with director Doug Nichol, Ken Alexander (typewriter repairman), and Jeremy Mayer (sculptor, artist is known for his assemblage sculptures) moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
In this magnificent cinematic essay, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard) celebrate the physicality of the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

A fascinating combination of history and emotional narrative plunges us into the mysterious, bittersweet moment in which a beloved technology faces extinction and
delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines.

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Free Throw with Head North

Two years before Free Throw formed in Nashville, the Memphis Grizzlies made national headlines for their “grit and grind.” Some not familiar with basketball may assume this was another phrase describing the team’s tireless work ethic. Journalists and analysts claimed this “grit and grind” was their disruptive defense. A free throw is usually given to a player disrupted by defense -- so while unintentionally borrowing the ethos of their home state’s NBA franchise, Free Throw went on the offensive. 
Consider the band’s signature play: a three-guitar attack which stacks raw immediacy with large-scale aspirations. Sometimes this arrangement is abrasive; other times it’s more nuanced. What connects these two different threads is Cory Castro’s frayed vocals, gaining their power from a violent shout and their confessions from a measured whimper. Combine that range with a set of lyrical themes that play out like an uneasy three-way phone call and what remains fills speakers with a darkness offset by instrumentals which sway and bend with warm nostalgia. 

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Molotov

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Guys and Dolls

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Frank Loesser's crowd pleaser is about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway. Presented by the Ziegfeld Theatre. Recommended for ages 8+ for some suggestive dancing and gambling. Reduced pricing Tuesday & Wednesday. Special Thanksgiving week day shows Tuesday & Wednesday (Nov 21&22), Friday & Saturday (Nov 24&25). No performance on Thursday. TICKETS: Weekend Nights $29 / $35 / $45 Reduced Pricing Tuesday & Wednesday $23/$29/$35 Tickets purchased at the door are $5 more All Sales are Final. No Refunds. Reserve tickets at ParkCityShows.com or 435-649-9371


Gryffin with Win and Woo, aaokay

Last year, L.A.-based producer Gryffin delivered two heavy-hitting singles that showcased his deeply melodic take on dance music. With both tracks built on a graceful fusion of indie and electronic elements, “Heading Home (ft. Josef Salvat)” shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, while “Whole Heart” (a collaboration with Bipolar Sunshine) hit #2 on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. Also known for turning out several of the biggest remixes in recent years—including his masterly reworkings of Tove Lo’s “Talking Body,” CHVRCHES’ “Clearest Blue,” and Years & Years’ “Desire”—Gryffin is now offering up his latest original track and bringing his boundary-shattering artistry to bold new heights.

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DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

A rare glimpse into the mind of one of cinema’s most enigmatic visionaries, David Lynch: The Art Life offers an absorbing portrait of the artist, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From his secluded home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood to his experiences at art school to the beginnings of his filmmaking career—in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark. This remarkable documentary by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm travels back to Lynch’s early years as a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls “the art life”: “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

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ROYAL BLISS 16TH PRE-THANKSGIVING BASH!

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Captain Nerk, Fat Poog$ey, and AGGRO

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