Wasatch Community Acupuncture is holding its first-ever “Pokesgiving” event on Monday, November 19th (the Monday before Thanksgiving). The acupuncturists at Wasatch will provide free acupuncture treatments all day (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on a walk-in basis in exchange for a monetary donation (in any amount) that will go directly to Utah Food Bank. The event will be held at Wasatch Community Acupuncture, a non-profit acupuncture clinic, located in Millcreek. 

Madge with Wallfly, YA ANML

Equal parts heartbreaker and nosebreaker, Madge is an LA-based DIY punch-pop producer. She combines a background in music theory with studio savvy and anarchist sensibility to create ADHD beats with the intention of crushing gatekeeper culture and boys' clubs.

Ural Thomas & The Pain

If life was at all fair Ural Thomas would be a household name, his music slotted into countless sweet, seductive mixtapes between James Brown, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder (all of whom Thomas has performed with.) Straddling the line between hot soul shouter and velvety-smooth crooner, Thomas released a few singles in the late 60’s and early 70’s; most notably “Can You Dig It”, which featured backing vocals from soul luminaries Merry Clayton, Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway. Thomas played over forty shows at the legendary Apollo Theater before turning his back on an unkind business and heading home to Portland, OR. 

It goes without saying that a man practically built out of rhythm would never stop playing music. Thomas began hosting a regular Sunday night jam session at his home that ran for nearly twenty years. A de facto mentor to many of the younger players, Thomas reminds us all that “If you care about what you’re doing, you need to build those muscles and do the work. Don’t get discouraged, do it for love. Even if you’re digging ditches, do it with passion.”

Open Blues Jam hosted by Robby's Blues Explosion

Mindfulness at the UMFA

Join instructor Charlotte Bell 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.

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 author Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice (Rodmell Press, 2007) and Yoga for Meditators (Rodmell Press, 2011), Charlotte has also written for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Catalyst  magazine, and other publications and blogs. A lifelong musician, she plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and the folk sextet, Red Rock Rondo. Her new book, Hip-Healthy Asana, will be published by Shambhala Publications in 2018.

Information online The series will run every Tuesday from October 16 through December 4.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Come join us for a Free Thanksgiving Dinner cooked by the UVU Culinary Arts Institute.

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Friendship Force of Utah Program Teaching in Rwanda & Uganda

General Meeting Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Time: Social (no potluck) 5:45 PM* Dinner at Social prepared by immigrants chefs from Women of the World. Donation of $5 requested. Business Meeting 6:30 PM*

Program: Leigh Jennings, Teaching in Rwanda & Uganda Leigh is daughter of our member Barbara Chapman, a former FF President who now resides in Tulsa. She is mother of 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren and has been a teacher for 27 years. She currently teaches at Uintah Elementary School. Leigh always had a desire to go to Africa and this summer she had that opportunity on a teaching fellowship with around 20 teachers. They worked with students and teachers in both Rwanda and Uganda.

Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus

The trio goes by the name Boygenius


Post film discussion with Eric Balkin, Executive Director of the Glen Canyon Institute and other panelists TBA.

For five million years the Colorado has carved some of the most majestic landscapes on the planet. It has also become the lifeline of a vast portion of North America, providing the water that sustains nearly forty million people, half a dozen major cities, and an immense agricultural empire. Because of these demands, the river is so overused and overpromised that it no longer flows to the sea or nourishes its delta. The Colorado, set to music by today’s leading composers and narrated by the stage legend Mark Rylance, takes us on a journey in nine chapters through the prehistoric settlements of the region, the period of European exploration, the dam-building era, modern industrial agriculture and immigration, and the impact of climate change. In its premiere, the film’s presentation was accompanied by a live performance of its exhilarating score by vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and composer-percussionist Glenn Kotche.

Ronnie Radke The Roast of Ronnie Radke Tour

The Roast of Ronnie Radke, an evening of jokes, stories and songs with Ronnie Radke and members of Falling In Reverse. Hosted by the Worst Dude. An acoustic performance, audience Q&A, excerpts from Ronnie Radke’s new book “I Can Explain” and a special performance from Ronnie’s mixtape “Watch Me”. Plus more.