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The Salt Lake Acting Company Presents Surely Goodness and Mercy

In collaboration with the National New Play Network, Salt Lake Acting Company presents the Rolling World Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY. In an under-funded public school in Newark, New Jersey, a motherless, Bible-toting boy with a photographic memory and a tender heart befriends the cantankerous woman who works in the cafeteria. Against all odds, they help each other through the bullshit of growing up and growing old. Performs: Wednesdays through Sundays September 6-October 15. Tickets: $24-$43 Prices vary per day. Student and Under 30 discounts available. For more information contact the box office at: 801-363-7522

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.

Sponsored by PEAK Health and Fitness at the University of Utah.

The S Word: A Documentary About Suicide

The National Center for Veterans Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Associated Students of the University of Utah invite you to a special screening of “The S Word,” a documentary film that tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time: suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. It is the 8th leading cause of death in Utah, which has a higher suicide rate than the U.S. average, according to the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. There will be a social hour from 5-6 p.m. A Q&A with award-winning director Lisa Klein will follow the documentary screening. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Craig Bryan at

Disturbing the Peace movie

In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them? DISTURBING THE PEACE is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know. The movie challenges all of us – to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace. DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. At a time in our world when societies are becoming more polarized and painfully few people are speaking of nonviolent solutions to our conflicts, popular movements like Combatants for Peace have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict, to the possibility and process of establishing lasting peace. DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world. See also

Froggy Fresh with Big O, House Of Lewis


Tove Lo is hitting the road this summer in support of her second album, Lady Wood.

U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the DSU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Dixie State University Eccles Main Stage Theater 225 South University Avenue St. George, UT 84770


Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women – a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.

Winner: Jury Award–Los Angeles Film Festival 2016; Audience Award–2016 Provincetown International Film Festival

Always... Patsy Cline

Based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger, this musical biography follows the relationship between the two women in the aftermath of Cline’s tragic death. Through the combination of humor, sadness, and reality, fans who remember Cline are offered a chance to look back, while new fans are given an impression of what she meant to so many. Always.....Patsy Cline runs August 24th to September 22nd