Events

Yoga on the Plaza

Come breathe and move with us and your fellow yogis every Sunday morning in Olympic Plaza! We’ve partnered with Salt Lake Power Yoga to give your weekend a little extra stretch with this free yoga+brunch series, along with mimosas and Bloody Marys for just $5 each. No tickets or experience needed—all shapes, sizes, and ability levels welcome and supported! So bring your mat, a friend, and an open mind. See you there!



Living Traditions Festival

Produced by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Living Traditions Festival is a Free three-day multicultural festival celebrating the traditional music, dance, crafts and foods of Salt Lake City’s contemporary ethnic communities. Admission is free for all event attendees, which brings together over 90 cultures that have made Salt Lake City their home.

Living Traditions will be held on Friday May 17thfrom 5 to 10pm; Saturday May 18 from noon to 10pm and Sunday May 19 from noon to 7pm

Local ethnic artists, craftspeople, dancers, musicians and chefs provide the framework for the Festival. They teach attendees about the traditions, techniques, styles, and materials used in the respective art forms, many of which are centuries old, that have been passed down generation to generation. Information on all the participants can be found online at http://livingtraditionsfestival.com/#



Omni with Rebel Rebel, Odd Equals

Omni
Atlanta, GA trio Omni charged out of the gate in 2016, stunning everyone within earshot with their debut long-player, Deluxe, a dizzyingly refreshing amalgam of wiry post-punk jitters & a dash of zen cool. Multi-task, being released September 22nd via Trouble in Mind, is their latest offering & all signs point to the coveted goal of “next level.” As with Deluxe, Multi-task was recorded with friend & engineer Nathaniel Higgins at his studio as well as a remote cabin in the woods near Vienna, Georgia. “It gave a true peace/piece of mind away from the city” Frobos says, “We could work with no distractions or limitations at our own pace.”

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Castle with Dude Cougar, Heretic Temple, Hyde Park

Castle
Thrash-inspired Doom Metaller's CASTLE released their second album "Blacklands" on September 11th on their new North American label PROSTHETIC RECORDS.

"Blacklands" – which was produced by Billy Anderson (Cathedral, Sleep, Neurosis) – was described by Metal Hammer UK as being "a tough alloy of purest classic metals — doom, thrash, epic and power — charged with arcane mysticism." The album artwork was done by Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin. "Blacklands" is nominated for a 2013 Canadian Juno award in the "metal/hard music album of the year" category.

CASTLE were formed in 2009 and released their debut album "In Witch Order" via the German label Van Records (The Devil's Blood) in the spring of 2011. The album brought light to the newly formed band and gained them the title of Metal Hammer Norway's album of the year as well as Roadburn Festival's "Newcomer of the Year". Having just returned from a successful European tour alongside Intronaut in addition to appearances at Roadburn and Desertfest, CASTLE have announced a stretch of shows throughout the western U.S. With support from Demon Lung (Candlelight Records), the trio will make their way to and from the Doom in June festival in Las Vegas, NV on June 1. The band will then continue to tour throughout the summer including supporting Intronaut on select dates of their upcoming U.S. tour alongside label mates SCALE THE SUMMIT. 

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Bob Bland

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Catbamboo / Mannequin Mishap with Arrows Inward

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Dawnlit with Bath, Gastonmustdie

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Open Blues & More Jam

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From the Ground Up: HEAL Utah's 20th Anniversary Breakfast

Join the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah for our 20th Anniversary Breakfast on Tuesday, May 21st! This year we are thrilled to host acclaimed biologist, poet, and advocate Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. as our keynote speaker. Recognized for her ability to serve as a translator between science and activism, Dr. Steingraber writes and speaks about climate change, ecology, community action, and the links between our health and the environment. Buy your ticket today to enjoy a morning of scrumptious food and coffee, beautiful valley views, and inspiration to join HEAL Utah in creating change from the ground up. What: From the Ground Up: HEAL Utah's 20th Anniversary Breakfast featuring Sandra Steingraber

Buy tickets at https://www.healutah.org/springbreakfast2019/ Please contact hannah@healutah if you have any questions.



RAFIKI

Post-film discussion organized by Utah Pride Center. Details to be announced.

 
Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, Rafiki won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, Rafiki is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety).

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