Events

May 01st 2014
07:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Classes
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Leo Libations: Wine Pairing

Discover the exciting world of Spanish wines: an industry booming with unprecedented quality, diversity and value. Explore wine regions and styles of wine, with maps and details on the unique geography, climate, soil and grapes with names. Price: $55

May 01st 2014
06:00 p.m.-07:00 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Michele Hill
Email
Moab Information Center
Corner of Main and Center Streets
Moab,UT 84532
435-258-8825
Website

Desert Rims to Mountain High by author Richard Fleck

Inspired by his ranger days more than 45 years ago as well as more recent rambles, Richard Fleck has created descriptive essays that take readers on adventures from shimmering desert heat to snowy summits, while lovingly weaving in threads of classic and contemporary nature and adventure literature. Fleck counterpoints spiritual experiences in the desert, canyon lands, and dry prairies with summits of lofty peaks and invites the reader to engage in an equally potent but different kind of natural reality. Join Fleck for a lecture on May 1.

May 01st 2014 - May 04th 2014
07:00 a.m.-08:00 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Bruce Hucko
Email
Moab Arts and Recreation Center
111 E. 100 North
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-4176
Website

Moab Photo Symposium

The Moab Photography Symposium is the premier photography event in the Four Corners area. Join us for 8 feature presentations, workshops, image sharing and good camaraderie all in beauty of the Moab area. The 2014 event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Canyonlands NP. Registration required.

May 02nd 2014
03:00 p.m.-05:00 p.m.
Classes
Email
The Leonardo
209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
8015319800
Website

Art Explorers at The Leo

Everything old is new again in this eye-opening workshop series. Construct Pinterest-worthy creations each month as we explore different methods of art such as Collage, Drawing, Repurposed Art and more!

May 03rd 2014
06:30 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
Classes
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Leo Libations: Drink and Draw

Drink & Draw is a unique and innovative drawing and socializing experience. Pack your Art Supplies and bring your beer money as we draw live models with themed costumes, with several 20-30 minute poses. Costumes encouraged, artists of all skill-level welcome. Bring pencil, charcoal, digital tablets, or pen (no paint, please).

May 03rd 2014
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Salt Lake City Library - Main Branch
210 E. 400 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-746-7000
Website

Free Film Screening: Khumba

When Khumba, a young zebra, is blamed for the sudden drought affecting the land, he teams up with a wildebeest and ostrich to find a legendary waterhole. On his daring quest across the Great Karoo desert, Khumba meets a host of quirky characters and comes face to face with a tyrannical leopard in an epic battle to earn his stripes.

May 03rd 2014
08:00 a.m.-03:00 p.m.
Sports
Amy David
Email
Moab Trails
Moab
Moab,UT 84532
801-349-4612
Website

Enduro Cup Mtn Bike Race Moab

Race the Magnificent 7 trail system covering 17.5 miles in four timed stages totaling 6.5 miles with 1,800 ft. descending and 650 ft. ascending. Pro, amateur and junior divisions for men and women, register online. endurocupmtb.com, 801-349-4612

May 03rd 2014 - May 30th 2014
07:00 a.m.-04:00 p.m.
Sports
Scott Guzman Newton
Email
Swanny City Park
100 W. 400 North
Moab,UT 84532
435-654-8650
Website

Gran Fondo Moab

A timed road bicycle event held Moab, Utah. Going from the beautiful red rocks along the Colorado River up over the La Sal mountains. The ride is 60 miles with 5,500 feet of climbing. Ride it for fun or race your friends!

May 06th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Salt Lake City Library - Main Branch
210 E. 400 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-746-7000
Website

Free Film Screening: Plot for Peace

Directed by Carlos Agulló 2013 | South Africa | 84 min

In English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, and Spanish with English subtitles.

A revealing documentary that recounts the untold story of apartheid's fall, and the mysterious French businessman, “Monsieur Jacques,” who was instrumental in Nelson Mandela's release from jail.

May 06th 2014 - May 06th 2014
07:00 p.m.-11:45 p.m.
Music
Melissa
Email
Neurolux
111 N. 11th Street
Boise,ID 83702
208-336-5034
Website

Sioux City Kid

Sioux City Kid is the brainchild of Jared Griffin, a notable San Francisco artist who has garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Performer Magazine, CMT, Relix and countless others. Sioux City Kid has shared the stage with such high profile acts as Spoon and Emmylou Harris, and have also packed houses in San Francisco's best venues with their own high energy headlining act.

Click here to listen to Sioux City Kid "Heartbreak Shakedown."

May 07th 2014
06:30 p.m.-07:00 p.m.
Art
Mindy Wilson
Email
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7332
Website

UMFA: Highlights of the Collection Tour

Get the highlights of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for free. The half-hour guided tour starts at 6:30pm and is limited to twenty people.

May 07th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 W. 300 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84101
801-746-7000
Website

Film Screening: An Honest Liar

Directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom 2014 | USA | 90 min

A documentary about the world-famous magician and enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi, An Honest Liar brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists. Official Selection: 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

May 07th 2014 - Jul 16th 2014
06:30 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
SLC,UT 84108
801-587-5433
Website

Perennials for Three Seasons

Walk the aisles of any garden center in spring, and you'll find yourself in the midst of a cornucopia of scent and color. The sign says "perennials," and you know which ones appeal to you, but what else do you know about them? We can help! Whether you are starting a new garden or refreshing an existing one, you'll want to select plants suited to your individual landscape and to pick combinations that offer color and blooms from early spring until frost. Through slides, discussion and garden walks, we will show you the characteristics of a diverse group of perennials suited to Utah gardens. We'll also cover design, soil preparation, planting and maintenance. Co-sponsored with Red Butte Garden.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 08th 2014 - May 10th 2014
10:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Other
Jennifer Pond
Email
South Towne Expo Center
9575 So. State Street
Sandy,UT 84070
801-205-4701
Website

Home Machine Quilting Show

The 11th annual Home Machine Quilting Show is coming to the South Towne Expo Center. Join them for a "Quilters' Symphony" of colors, fabrics, and styles; as well as classes, competition, vendor booths, unique exhibits, and more quilts on display than any die hard quilter could wish for.

May 08th 2014
09:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Michael Neklason
Email
Sandler Training of Utah
7400 South Union Park Ave, Ste. 302
Midvale ,UT
801-639-0488
Website

Free Workshop at Sandler Training

This 120-minute seminar will provide an overview of the Sandler System and cover unique questioning strategies that produce improved sales results. This complimentary session is designed for executives, business owners and serious sales professionals who want to raise the bar in their organizations.

Click here to RSVP.

May 09th 2014
03:00 p.m.-05:00 p.m.
Classes
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

The Solar Radio Project

Build your own working solar-powered radio with the help of our Master Tinkerers. Learn the science behind one of the most important inventions of all time. This engaging learning activity will change your perspective on radios and how they work. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.

May 09th 2014 - May 24th 2014
Theater
Heather Nowlin
Email
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-581-7222
Website

Sweet Charity

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the razzle-dazzle musical Sweet Charity, May 9 through May 24, 2014.

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs Hey Big Spender! and If My Friends Could See Me Now, incredible dancing, and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. 

Mondays - Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday matinees, 2:00 p.m.

$38 - $59 in advance and $5 more when purchased on the day of the show

Kids in grades K - 12 are half price on Mondays and Tuesdays

May 09th 2014 - Jun 20th 2014
09:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Kandace Steadman
Email
Finch Lane Gallery
54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City,UT 84102
801 596-5000
Website

Finch Lane Gallery Exhibits Explore Natural Elements and Their Artistic Properties

Three artists, Morgan Donovan, Nancy Vorm and John Mack, explore how natural elements are influential in the creation of art. Their work will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery May 9 through June 20. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 9 from 6–8 p.m.

Morgan Donovan presents “Shower Stills,” a series of life-sized portraits of various individuals that were taken in a studio. These honest portrayals are captured through a process of divesting subjects of external characteristics and recreating the experience of being washed clean. Donovan will talk about her work during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on June 20 at 7 p.m.

“Rust Belt Project” by Nancy Vorm, explores the creative and destructive properties of oxidation—or rust—of steel that results in unpredictable patterns. Using oxidized paper and beeswax as a sealant, Vorm creates hangings curtains, paintings, scrolls, and other objects.

Sculptures that embody the deep sea or deep space are found in “Somewhere Beyond the Blue” by John Mack. Drawing inspiration from science and technology, science fiction and contemporary mythologies, he creates fantastic organisms and impossible vessels for fictitious voyages in an effort to satisfy his own fascination with what could be.

May 09th 2014 - Jun 20th 2014
09:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Kandace Steadman
Email
Finch Lane Gallery
54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City,UT 84102
801-596-5000
Website

Community Mural Making on Exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery

Artist Roger Whiting, working with students from Glendale Middle School, maps out the process of creating a collaborative work of art in the exhibition, “Anatomy of a Community Mosaic.” The exhibition focuses on the creative elements of a 3 x 10 foot broken ceramic mosaic they created this spring. The exhibition includes photos of the creative process, plans for the mural and student work, and will be on view May 9 through June 20.

An opening reception will be held on May 9 from 6–8 p.m.

In preparation for the project, students researched the area in which the mural would be located. Then they brainstormed words that described what they wanted the mural to depict. Student sketches were created as visual symbols of their ideas, which Whiting turned into a collage. Working from the collage, students used copies of it to create color studies. Once the final color proposal had been created, the project was presented for approval. Whiting says of the process, “The environment of a community should have its own distinct visual appeal. Allowing youth to participate in creating a community’s unique look sends youth the message that their voices matter and that the art which they create is important.”

The University of Utah's Youth Empowerment Program paired Whiting with Glendale students.

May 10th 2014
03:00 p.m.-05:00 p.m.
Classes
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Electric Car Derby

Ready, Set, Go! The wildly popular Electric Car Derby is back at The Leonardo. Use your inner Da Vinci to build your own mini electric car using real motors, batteries, cardboard, sticks, straws, rubber bands, wheels and more. Fun for kids, even more for adults. Trophies will be awarded to high performers, so get tinkering. Seating is limited. Please RSVP.

May 10th 2014
11:00 a.m.-03:00 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Noelle Reymond
Email
Liberty Park
600 E. 1000 South
Salt Lake City ,UT
801-364-0366

Walk to End Lupus Now

Join the Walk to End Lupus Now on May 10 at Liberty Park. The walk begins at 11 a.m., registration begins at 9 a.m.

Registration is FREE. You must raise $50 ($40 for returning walkers) to receive a walk t-shirt, gift bag and snacks. Everyone attending will receive reusable bags (while supplies last). Team t-shirt contest: Create team t-shirts and enter to win a prize. Create a personal fundraising page on the Utah Walk to End Lupus Now website. Start by supporting yourself, then ask five friends to donate $10. On your way to raising $50 and earning a commemorative Lupus Foundation of America Walk t-shirt and other goodies. Join us for live music, raffle, kids activities, t-shirt contest and much more.

May 12th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Rowland Hall
720 Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City,UT 84108
801-746-7000
Website

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

Directed by Mark Kitchell 2012 | USA| 101 min

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. Official Selection: 2012 Sundance Film Festival, 2012 DC Environmental Film Festival, 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest

May 12th 2014 - May 21st 2014
05:30 p.m.-06:30 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX RM TBA
1901 E. South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-587-5433
Website

Run Right for Injury Prevention

Want to up your performance while reducing your chance of injury? In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of correct running form; suitable for any distance. Appropriate for those who wish to run in shoes, in five-toed shoes or barefoot; it is your form, not your footwear, that determines whether your running is efficient and balanced or not. Please come prepared to run the first day of class; we will gather in a classroom, then head directly outdoors.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 13th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Salt Lake City Library - Main Branch
210 E. 400 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-746-7000
Website

Free Film Screening: Gravity

Director by Alfonso Cuarón 2013 | USA/UK | 91 min | Rated PG-13

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Winner: 7 Academy Awards® including Best Director, Golden Globe for Best Director, plus over 50 other awards

May 14th 2014 - Jun 18th 2014
06:30 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX RM TBA
1901 E. South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-587-5433
Website

Lifelong Learning: Creative Writing

Build your voice as we focus on a group of specific techniques for shaping and informing your creative skills including voice, tone, and point of view; use of tense; and use of detail. Through analysis and discussion of sample texts and numerous in-class exercises, we will work toward achieving vivid precision. Each session will focus on a different tool or group of related tools; come prepared to read, write, and talk.

This course is designed (but not required) to be taken in conjunction with Read Like a Writer (LLWRC 779).

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 14th 2014 - May 17th 2014
06:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sports
Jared Livingston
Email
Old Spanish Trail Arena
3641 S hwy 191
Moab,UT 84532
435-851-3637
Website

Rally on the Rocks

We offer trails for the beginner with incredible scenery and vistas to the most challenging and demanding that will be sure to test driver and machine. Each day we have numerous guided, utv friendly, trails planned throughout the Moab area.

Many including casual scenic routes and demanding technical routes for the most experienced operators.

May 15th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Brewvies
677 S. 200 West
Salt Lake City,Ut 84101
801-746-7000
Website

Film Screening: The Dog

Directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren 2013 | USA | 101 min

In August 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The act resulted in a hostage situation that later inspired the film Dog Day Afternoon. Drawing upon archival footage, The Dog shuffles between decades giving viewers a historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role. Official Selection: 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, 51st New York Film Festival

May 15th 2014
07:30 a.m.-09:30 a.m.
Other
Urban Land Institute
Oldcastle
89 West 13490 South, Suite 100
Draper,UT 84020
800-321-5011
Website

Point of the Mountain: High Tech, Hang Gliders, Housing and High Hopes

Join ULI Utah for a panel discussion concerning development around the point of the mountain. The area has experienced significant growth and is poised to continue to attract investment in all product types. Our panelists will describe their current projects and discuss the future of the area.

We will hear from some of the most respected developers in the valley. About the Panelists: Mark Murdock Vice President of Development, Gardner Company Russell Fox Assistant City Manager, Draper City Bryan Flamm Partner, Candlelight Homes Jeff Richards First Vice President, CBRE Moderated by Christine Richman: Chair of Mission Advancement, ULI Utah; Economic Analysis, GSBS+Richman Consulting

May 15th 2014
06:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Family
info
Email
209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City,Ut 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Mad Lib Family Theater - The Animal Kingdom

Mad Lib Family Theater - The Animal Kingdom Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Team up with us for Family Night as we inspire creativity by using Mad Libs! The Leo’s performing arts team will help you create your own script, props and costumes to perform in our internal Animal Kingdom all from your Family Mad Lib. This is a great way for your family to use everyone’s imagination and see their ideas come to life. Nevertheless, stay on your toes for a surprising twist! Cost: FREE

May 16th 2014
08:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Classes
Mike Neklason
Email
Sandler Training of Utah
7400 S. Union Park Avenue Suite 302
Midvale,UT 84047
801-639-0488
Website

Sandler Training - Management Solutions

If you are an owner or manager, you know that your job is one of the most difficult in the company. You must now rely on your employees to achieve the goals you once achieved for yourself. Your job is not to sell or produce; it is to direct, motivate, and teach others to do the selling and produce results for you.

In the event the above issues reflect your concerns, and you are serious about developing your leadership and management skills, we strongly encourage your involvement in Sandler Management Solutions. For more information contact Mike Neklason, mneklason@sandler.com or 801-639-0488.

May 16th 2014
06:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Art
Sherrie Slusser
Email
Slusser Gallery
447 East 100 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-532-1956
Website

"Second Annual Figure and Portrait Exhibition" Opening Reception

Opening reception for our Second Annual Figure and Portrait Exhibition. This terrific group show will feature paintings by award-winning figurative painters from Utah, California, Arizona, France and Russia. Live music by Gypsy jazz band, the Hot Club of Zion. Refreshments will be served.

May 16th 2014
06:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Art
Diane Stewart
Email
Modern West Fine Art
177 E. 200 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-355-3383
Website

Gallery Stroll

Modern West Fine Art will be featuring 3D mixed media artist Jody Plant in this month's gallery stroll. We also have new work from Lenka Konapasek, John Berry and the world renowned artist, Stan Natchez.

May 16th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Speaker/Lecture
Grace Wright
Email
The King's English
1511 S. 1500 East
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
801-484-9100
Website

Reading & Signing with Award-Winning author Jenny Milchman

Don't miss a reading and signing with award-winning author Jenny Milchman at The King's English on May 16 at 7 p.m.

Last year, Jenny Milchman and her family criss-crossed the USA to promote her debut novel Cover of Snow in what Shelf Awareness is calling "the world's longest book tour" - 85,000 miles of book stores, reading, and new stories. Cover of Snow became an IndieNext Pick, a Target Emerging Authors Pick, and a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner. This year Jenny will be doing it again for her new book Ruin Falls (April 22, Ballantine Books)!

May 17th 2014
07:30 a.m.-03:00 p.m.
Family
Mike Law
Email
Camp Williams
17800 S. Camp Williams Rd.
Salt Lake City,UT 84065
Website

Iron Will - Celebrating 100 Years of Service

Come celebrate 100 years of service with Camp Williams and the Utah National Guard.

Camp Williams will do something it has never done before – open many restricted areas of the base to the public for a variety of athletic events and spectator activities. Enjoy police, fire, and military demos, kids' races, rock-climbing walls, food and live music. See IED Lane, Afghan Village and Utah's own Area 51 as you mountain bike through the challenging 50k or 25k courses. Cycle the Black Hawk 50k or Apache 100k or run in the 5k, 10k, or half-marathon.

All events will raise funds for the families of our soldiers.

The event kicks off with the Color Guard, National Anthem and Governor Herbert's address will begin at 7:30 a.m. with all races starting at 8 a.m. Free event.

Athletic events registration fees vary by category. These soldiers dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom. Come give just one day to celebrate yours. To register or learn more about all of the activities, go to ironwillrace.com.

May 17th 2014
09:30 a.m.-03:30 p.m.
Family
Dorothy Drake
Email
Utah Fairpark
155 N. 1000 West
Salt Lake City,UT 84116
775-348-7713
Website

Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale - Salt Lake City UT

This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes, supplies and more: from antique to modern and the carefully hand crafted. This is a family friendly show with wonderful items to delight young collectors.

Door prizes and lots of fun.

Admission: Adults, $7; children under 12 $4.00

May 17th 2014
06:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Art
Natalie Petersen
Email
Springville Museum of Art
126 E 400 S
Springville,UT 84663
801-489-2727
Website

48th Annual Art Ball Fundraiser: Salon de Paris

In the spirit of the iconic Paris Salon, the Springville Museum of Art invites the public to celebrate art and community at its 48th Annual Art Ball Fundraiser; Salon de Paris.

Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining, dance and romance on Saturday, May 17, from 6–10 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Springville Museum of Art. While providing guests with an evening full of art and entertainment, the Art Ball serves as the annual fundraiser for the museum’s exhibitions and programming.

This year’s theme, “Salon de Paris,” is a celebration of the Museum’s 90th Annual Spring Salon Exhibition, which began in the tradition of the historic Paris Salons of the 18th & 19th Centuries. French-themed catering, music, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction and the traditional crowning of Art Royalty are all part of the evening’s festivities.

May 17th 2014
12:00 p.m.-01:00 a.m.
Family
Email
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Storytelling "The Real [SCIENCE] King of the Jungle”

Storytelling "The Real [SCIENCE] King of the Jungle” Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Families of all shapes, sizes, and species are invited to participate in storytelling events unlike any other.

Local storyteller, Sam Payne, will take families on an expressive and animated journey as he reads and reenacts an animal story that everyone will enjoy! This month’s story: “The Real [SCIENCE] King of the Jungle.” Cost: FREE

May 17th 2014
07:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Race
Josh Surkes
Email
Colorado River
Hwy 128
Moab,UT 84532
435-210-4665
Website

Moonlight Bike Ride at Dead Horse Point State Park

Starting 29 miles from Moab on Highway 128 at historic Dewey Bridge, Back of Beyond SUP Race follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery—through Moab’s ‘Postcard Alley’ and into Utah’s own ‘back of beyond.' The race will finish 7 miles down river at Hittle Bottom Campground with music, food and fun for racers and spectators alike.

May 17th 2014
09:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Alison Tuft
Email
Sugar House Park
1358 2100 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84106
801-536-0990
Website

Walk to Cure Arthritis

The SLC Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure.

May 18th 2014 - May 26th 2014
04:00 p.m.-03:00 p.m.
Sports
Ron Reece
Email
Moab Trails
Moab,UT 84532
501-205-9366
Website

GoneMOAB Nissan 4x4 Event

goneMOAB is the premier Nissan offroad and outdoor experience event. goneMOAB takes place every year in Moab and this will be our 13th year. goneMOAB was started in 2002 as a way for Nissan truck and SUV owners to experience some of the best four wheeling in the world. In addition to great trail rides you will have the opportunity to experience everything that the amazing Red Rock area of Moab has to offer.

May 20th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Salt Lake City Library - Main Branch
210 E. 400 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-746-7000
Website

Free Film Screening: Cyber-Seniors

Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, initially reluctant seniors discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors. Cyber-Seniors is a heartwarming, candid, and at times humorous exploration of the victories and challenges seniors encounter as they dive into the digital world.

May 20th 2014
12:00 p.m.-01:30 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Kelsey Koziar
Email
Little America Hotel
500 S. Main Street
Salt Lake City,UT
801-736-7756
Website

Celebration of Service

Please join United Way of Salt Lake in honoring outstanding individuals and organizations that demonstrate every day how they LIVE UNITED through their leadership and commitment to our community.

May 20th 2014 - May 27th 2014
06:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
Fiana Bistro - U of U Campus
36 S. Wasatch Dr. - Molecular Sciences Building
SLC,UT 84112
801-587-5433
Website

Baking Naturally Leavened Bread

The art of baking bread carries a long and varied history, just as varied as the recipes found in every country throughout the world. Join us for hands-on discovery as we cover the process from beginning to end through instruction of how to create and maintain a starter, how to knead and fold, and the different techniques needed to bake whole wheat flours. On the second day we will put our new skills to work and create our own loaves to enjoy. This hands-on class requires 48-hour advance registration. To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 20th 2014 - Jun 24th 2014
06:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
SilverSchmidt Design Studio
850 S. 400 West, Suite 100
SLC,UT 84101
801-587-5433
Website

Jewelry Making With Cold Connections

Working with metal doesn't always require a torch and chemicals. Explore techniques in jewelry making using cold connections. Students will create a mixed metal cuff bracelet, earrings with handmade ear wires and a pendant using "cold connections" such as riveting and wire wrapping. Techniques covered will be texturing, stamping, cutting, drilling, piercing and filing metals, wire wrapping, oxidizing and finishing. Materials fee covers metal sheet (copper, brass and sterling silver) sterling silver wire, leather or wax string and jump rings for completing a necklace. The kit includes enough materials to make a cuff bracelet, two pairs of earrings and a pendant along with enough extra for practicing techniques. Students are encouraged to bring any favorite hand tools and beads or found objects they would like to incorporate into their pieces.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 20th 2014
05:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Family
info
Email
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800

Animal Sketch Night - Exotic Animals

Animal Sketch Night - Exotic Animals Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Venture into the ANIMAL INSIDE OUT exhibit after hours and choose from hundreds of different plastinates to illustrate for the evening. Choose animals such as the ostrich, giant squid, or giraffe! Enjoy the exhibit during these quiet after hours to stop and sketch whichever animal appeals to you. Supplies not included. *Purchase ANIMAL INSIDE OUT ticket for any time during its run, May 10th – September. Present your receipt at the door for FREE admission to sketch night. Limit one admission per ticket. Free with purchase of ANIMAL INSIDE OUT ticket

May 21st 2014 - Jun 25th 2014
06:00 p.m.-08:00 p.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX RM TBA
1901 E. South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-587-5433
Website

Spanish for Travelers

Get a head start on your travels with this intensive and fun language course. Learn everything you need to navigate around a Spanish-speaking destination—how to ask for directions (and understand them), how to order at a restaurant, how to read transportation signs/schedules, and how to jump head first into the local culture.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 22nd 2014 - May 24th 2014
01:00 a.m.
Festival
Suzanne Dean
Email
Utah’s “Little Denmark”
100 North and Center Street from 100-400 East
Ephraim,UT 84647
801-541-3181
Website

Scandanavian Heritage Festival

The Scandinavian Heritage Festival and Conference, Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24 (Memorial Day weekend.)

The festival celebrates the influence and culture of the Scandinavian Mormon pioneers who settled in the Sanpete Valley in Central Utah in the 1800s. Featured events include the educational Scandinavian Heritage Conference, Scandinavian smorgasbord, bread baking contest, storytelling, Lion’s Club ebelskiver breakfast, old world and contemporary crafts booths, historic tours and much more.

May 22nd 2014
07:00 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
Family
info
Email
209 E 500 S
Salt Lake City,Ut 84111
801-531-9800

Presentation of Exotic Animals by Scales and Tails

Presentation of Exotic Animals by Scales and Tails Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm

Scales and Tails will use skits, songs and stories to educate you about various reptiles, including creepy crawlies, snakes, and tortoises. Learn about these fantastic creatures, where they are from, what they eat and their lifestyle habits. Cost: FREE

May 24th 2014 - Jun 07th 2014
09:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Classes
Lifelong Learning
Email
U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX (first meeting) future meeting locations - TBA
1901 E. South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City,UT 84112
801-587-5433
Website

Mountain Bike Progression

Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, spend three consecutive Saturday mornings becoming a better mountain bike rider. You'll learn techniques to make your riding safer, more efficient and pleasurable, including the essentials of braking, shifting and off-road riding as well as the basics of trailside repair. Bring your mountain bike, helmet, water and appropriate clothing. We will gather at the Annex for the first meeting, then head directly outside; future meeting locations will be discussed the first day. This class is limited to 10. To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit lifelong.utah.edu.

May 24th 2014 - May 25th 2014
10:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Art
Rex Holman
Email
Swanny City Park
100 W 400 N
Moab,UT 84532
435-259-8431
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Moab Arts Festival with Beer & Wine in 2014

This 21-year-old arts festival is adding a beer and wine festival partner for 2014. Live music, beer and wine tastings, over 100 quality artists displaying their art and cultural entertainment for all ages. Free admission at a beautiful shaded city park.

May 27th 2014
08:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Other
Jessica Ballard
Email
Sorenesen Student Center, Utah Valley University
800 w University Parkway
Orem,UT 84058
801-863-5426
Website

Business & Economic Forum

Join other business professionals for this one-day forum featuring multiple workshops with CE credits, three keynote speakers, and engaging opportunities with fellow colleagues and administrators from Utah Valley University. Morning keynote speaker Ron McMillan, New York Times Bestselling Author, will speak on crucial conversations for business communications, giving you the tools to prepare for high-stakes conversations.

All participants will receive a free copy of McMillan’s Crucial Conversations ($25 value) with registration. Educational workshop topics cover: Estate Planning, Taxes, Marketing, Advertising, Client Relations, Legal issues, and Nonprofits. Breakfast and lunch provided.

May 27th 2014
07:00 p.m.-09:00 p.m.
Film
Lia Chiarotti
Email
Salt Lake City Library - Main Branch
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-746-7000
Website

Free Film Screening: The Last Shepherd

Directed by Marco Bonfanti 2012 | Italy | 76 min | In Italian with English subtitles

Melding reality with flights of fancy, director Marco Bonfanti’s film is a charming concoction of gorgeous scenery and beautiful music that takes viewers on a journey with Renato Zucchelli, the last man to tend sheep in the region of Lombardy, an area increasingly overrun by urban sprawl. Official Selection: 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, 2012 Dubai International Film Film Festival

May 29th 2014
06:30 p.m.-09:30 p.m.
Classes
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Create What You Crave

Urban Gardening: Growing your own food isn't such a daunting task after all. Whether you have your own garden or live in an urban apartment, learn how to grow unique food for your home, along with instruction and suggestion on how to utilize your harvest. A great way to reconnect with nature and get your hands in the earth. Price: $45/ Member Rate $35

May 29th 2014
06:30 p.m.-08:30 p.m.
Dining
The Leonardo
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84111
801-531-9800
Website

Barbeque 101

Gain the expertise it takes to pull off a stellar summer barbeque. We will learn everything from how to work with charcoal or propane, the science behind marinating, and how to perfectly cook that steak. You can also expect an appearance from an expert fruit carver to add a little pizzazz to your party.

Price: $45/ Member Rate $35

May 29th 2014
06:00 p.m.-07:30 p.m.
Art
info
Email
The Leonardo
209 E. 500 South
Salt Lake City,UT
801-531-9800
Website

Mind Control: Is the e-World Rewiring Our Brains?

We spend our day staring at the cool blue glow of an electronic screen. Our smartphones have become our safety blanket, and even toddlers are becoming fluent in the icon-language and touch interface of tablets. As our communications become increasingly wireless, what is happening to the "wiring" of our brains? Have we become addicted to electronic connectivity? Have you lost our memory and our ability to form normal human bonds? Or are these devices just the latest tools in humanities millennia-long quest for instant communication?

Thursday, May 29th 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) The Leonardo, 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City. Small plates and beverages available for purchase. Event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

May 29th 2014 - May 31st 2014
09:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sports
Kirk Pearson
Email
Old Spanish Trail Arena
3641 S Hwy 191
Moab,UT 84532

Canyonlands Rodeo

PRCA event celebrating Rodeo Queen, talented competitors in roping, bull riding, etc.

May 30th 2014
06:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Gala/Party
Becca Dupaix
Email
Tracy Aviary
589 E. 1300 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
801-596-8500
Website

Ready to Hatch

Ready to Hatch is a charming after-hours, adult only event where guests can enjoy Tracy Aviary in full bloom. Your all inclusive ticket ushers you into an evening in our lush gardens, complimented by live music, silent auction, sophisticated beverages & hand crafted hors d’oeuvres.

Beverages by: Vine Lore & Red Rock Brewing Co.; hors d'Oeuvres by: Tin Angel Cafe, Rodizio Grill, 9th South Delicatessen; desserts by: Gastronomy; entertainment by: Lake Effect.

Silent auction includes: exclusive adoption opportunities, photography & paintings, outdoor adventures, dinning, entertainment and more.

May 31st 2014
05:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Charity/Fundraiser
Melanie Martin
Email
Wasatch Commons Cohousing
1411 Utah Street
Salt Lake City,UT 84104
Website

Peaceful Uprising Presents: A Dinner Fundraiser for Lakota Groups Fighting the Keystone XL Tar Sands

Join Peaceful Uprising on May 31 for a dinner party fundraiser for our Lakota friends with Owe Aku ("Bring Back the Way"), the group that’s organizing to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from coming through sacred Lakota land. There’ll be a delicious vegetarian and vegan dinner, dessert, poetry, music, dancing, a silent auction of skills offered by your fellow community members, and stories about their fight.

If you know anything about the cross-regional fight to stop the Keystone XL, you know we’re doing this in the spirit of solidarity, not charity. Our Lakota friends are protecting not only their sacred waters and land, but a liveable future for all. Those of us with more resources owe them support and solidarity for standing boldly on the frontlines of a fight that will determine our collective future.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please go to the link above to get them. Tickets are $20 - $75, sliding scale.

Please give what you can to this important cause!

May 31st 2014
09:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Race
Krystal Hazlett
Email
Liberty Park
589 E. 1300 South
Salt Lake City,UT 84105
801-261-3100
Website

Stepping Up to Healthy Relationships 5K

In efforts to promote building healthy relationships and prevent dating violence in our communities the Utah Healthy Relationships Taskforce, the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition, and the Utah PTA have teamed up to host this 5K event. The host organizations are not for profit. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for teens and younger. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will begin at 9 a.m.

There will be musical entertainment, refreshments, and prize opportunities! Register at utahpta.org.