A grown-up Halloween hack. An olympian. An epic curse word-filled rant. And for the love of everything holy, please vote, people!
Here’s your weekly don’t-miss events from Salt Lake magazine.
Wednesday, October 31
Yes, it’s Halloween. Yes, there are plenty of places for you to wear a costume and ask strangers for candy. But I suggest a bolder move. If you don’t have kids to take trick-or-treating, you should instead go to the Natural History Museum. There are plenty of spooky skeletons there, it only costs $5 after 5:00 on Wednesdays and, it should be gloriously kid-free because everyone else will be walking the streets on mischief night. And then, my advice: Buy some candy for half off on Thursday. You’re welcome.
Thursday, November 1
The world fell in love with male figure skater Adam Rippon during the olympics. He’ll speak at the University of Utah on Tuesday afternoon, presumably about life, athleticism and being the first openly gay U.S. male Winter Olympian.
Friday, November 2
Something’s wrong in the neighborhood, something’s bad and it don’t look good. Who you gonna call? The Utah Symphony. What?
Well, anyway, the symphony is playing the score to the ’80s film Ghostbusters while the movie plays behind them, and what I meant was you should call them—for tickets.
Saturday, November 3
Among the biggest regrets in my life: I never saw Johnny Cash live. Something I never regret: Seeing Underground Cash live. No, it’s not the same thing, but the local cover band approaches the work of the Man in Black with enthusiasm and reverence. And sometimes close enough is close enough.
Sunday, November 4
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to focus on the next holiday. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there aren’t many Thanksgiving movies, but Trains, Planes and Automobiles is definitely the best one. Go for John Candy. And Steve Martin’s epic rental car rant. Brewvies, 11:00 a.m.
Monday November 5
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James makes a rare stop in Salt Lake Monday night. The Kentucky-born indie singer-songwriter, who also, for some reason answers to “Yim Yames,” is a cult-favorite and will be solo at a seated event at The Commonwealth Room.
Tuesday, November 6
This is not a drill. It’s election Day. You filled out your ballot, right? You mailed it, right? RIGHT?
OK. Then it’s time to party. If you’re a Republican, you can head to Vivint Smart Home Arena on election night for the party’s celebration. If you’re a Democrat, go to to the Radisson. If you’re an Independent, hell, I don’t know. Pick a side—for once.