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CATALYST Weekly ReaderSept. 27 - Oct. 3
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Chad's Produce
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Cooks Family Farm
Earth First Eco-Farms
Mimi's Garden
Pyne Farms - Apples
Red Bicycle Breadworks
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Weeks Berries
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Dear Friends & Family,



So much happening in SLC this weekend ~ good luck in your choices! See our picks below (you'll find many more on our website calendar). Note that at the end of each item is a box you can click on which adds that event to your personal calendar.


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My best,




Event picks for September 27 - October 3

Sept. 28. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $9.

The Leonardo is opening an exhibit that explores the genius of its namesake as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher. This traveling exhibit, put together with the assistance of Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci Museo in Italy and Pascal Cotte of Lumiere Technology in France, will bring Leonardo's inventions to life in interactive exhibits that include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, military tank and ideal city. In addition the exhibit features facsimiles of Leonardo's most famous codices, anatomical studies, Anghiari battle drawings and Renaissance art, including a high definition recreation of The Last Supper at actual size, complementing the existing 3D animations explaining the Sforza Horse and Vitruvian Man. Visitors can also learn Mona Lisa's secrets with an analysis of the iconic painting, conducted at the Louvre Museum by the renowned scientific engineer, examiner and photographer of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Show runs through January 2013.

Sept. 28, 3-7:30p; Sept. 29, 9a-7:30p. Red Butte Garden, 301 Wakara Way.


Fall is not only a great time to plant, it is THE time to plant garlic, shallots and spring flowering bulbs. The fall sale offers an selection of bulbs for a variety of garden situations, including xeriscapes, dry shady nooks, borders, naturalizing, rodent resistance and indoor forcing. They will also have a selection of native and waterwise perennials, trees and shrubs, as well as a variety of ornamental grasses and flowering perennials. Fall is a great time to view the ornamental grasses in the Garden and see how these plants will look in your yard. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist you with plant selection. All proceeds benefit the horticulture and education programs at Red Butte Garden. 

Sept. 29, 5-8p. Sugar House Park, 2100 S 1300 E. Free.

Samuel Smith Band is Dustin Swan, Joey Davis, Ren Pankovich and Sam Smith. SSB is a swampy, blues-driven band from Salt Lake City that plays completely original rock. Come to this free concert in the park and meet Utah's independent/unaffiliated political candidates. A non-partisan event.

Sept. 29, 2-4:40p. Main Library Auditorium, 210 E 400 S. Free.


This year's Rumi Poetry Festival is jointly organized with the Utah State Poetry Society, and some of Utah's renowned poets and members of the UtSPS will be reading from their works in this program. In addition, there will be reading from Rumi and reflection on his poetry.

Sept. 29-30, 9a. Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, 300 Wakara Way. $15.


Bring breakfast and a blanket, and enjoy your morning in the garden with this live theater performance of traditional Greek plays. Traditionally, Greek Theater is performed at dawn, but these performances begin at 9 a.m., with a special pre-show discussion starting at 8:30 a.m.


In a time of protests and the fall of tyrants, Sophocles' Antigone seems both timely and timeless. At its root are the basic conflicts between individual and state, human and divine law, logic and passion, conflicts between the genders and generations. The play first and foremost tells the tale of a young woman whose actions are motivated by family, concern for the unwritten law of the gods and the duty to bury her dead brother, leading directly to her trial and death. But the play also focuses on the tragic downfall of Creon whose single-minded devotion to the state results in the loss of both wife and son. A plot pattern of divine punishment involving Creon emerges from Antigone's self-sacrifice. The double plot action is counter-pointed by one of Sophocles' richest and most lyrical choruses. This play fascinates philosophers for its interplay of ideas, fascinates the cultural historians for its look at 5th century Athens, and fascinates the modern playgoer for its fast-paced plot, complex and contradictory characters, and almost inevitable movement toward tragic loss and death. A memorable Sat. morning!


Oct. 1, 6p. Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, 2312 West Temple. Free.


Interested in improving your wrenching skills or starting from scratch? The Salt Lake Bicycle Collective is offering free instruction from the Park Tool School each Monday Volunteer Night at the SLC Community Bike Shop. This week's class is Tires & Tubes. See website for full schedule.

Oct. 2, 5:30-8:30p. Harmon's City Creek, 135 E 100 S. $25.


Thinking of acquiring a pressure canner or becoming more comfortable with the one you've got? Learn the art of pressure canning and preserve your own meats, broths, soups and beans. Taught by Alison Einerson. 

Oct. 3, 7p. Main Library 4th Floor Auditorium, 210 E 400 S. Free.


Michael Gills is a much-published poet and novelist, with two books forthcoming this fall. He reads from his work as part of the City Art series. This event is also part of the Fifteenth Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. For further information visit Utah Humanities Book Festival. 
Mike Dorrell is originally from Swansea, Wales, and has
lived in Utah for many years. He is the author of over a dozen produced plays for stage, radio and television. In Britain, he has worked with companies like Paines Plough, Avon Touring, Theatre Powys and BBC Radio 4. Here in Utah he was Dramaturg for Salt Lake Acting Company for 10 years, developing new work by Julie Jensen, David Kranes, Jeff Metcalf and others. He is currently responsible for new play development with Utah Contemporary Theatre who have produced four of his Talking Wales series of monologues. Mike is also the author of two novels for Jonathon Cape and W.H.Allen. His poetry has been published in small magazines in the UK. Mike was educated at the universities of London and Bristol and also holds a Master's in British and American Literature from the University of Utah. He has taught both there and at Westminster College. 

Oct. 3, 5:30p. Iggy's Sports Grill, 423 W 300 S. Free.


Organic cells each contain a cellular membrane, a barrier which acts as the cell's "gatekeeper," deciding whether different molecules can pass into or out of a cell through tiny holes called nanopores. Living organisms use these membranes to transport molecules and nerve impulses between cells. 

Professor Ilya Zharov is developing techniques for creating artificial versions of nanopores. These "biomimetic nanopores" could lead to more effective sensing of hazardous materials, separation of chemical compounds, and drug delivery systems. 


Science Night Live public lectures offer a casual social and educational event in downtown Salt Lake. NOTE NEW LOCATION! (We really enjoyed the previous years' Keys On Main location and are stressing at the thought of entering a sports bar; but the science should be equally good, so we're game.)

Blog Updates
Fowl Play: From backyard to table--A duckling feast, sevillana style 
--by Benjamin Bombard

Last night we cooked up the two ducklings we harvested a couple months back. It was quite a day in the kitchen. First, I baked a couple loaves of sourdough bread. Then I made a delicious soup of zucchini, potato, kale, chard, onions and garlic, all harvested from our garden, and a chunk of demi-glace to give it a delicious kick. Then I prepped some pie crusts. After all that, I set in on making pato a la Sevillana (duck with olive in sherry sauce)...(read more).


Raw Art: On the map with Neighborhood House 
--by Adele Flail
Neighborhood House, located on Salt Lake's west side, was founded in 1894 by former teacher Emma K. McVicker. McVicker hoped to provide children from lower-income neighborhoods with the tools to succeed in main-stream schools with their more privileged peers. Today, Neighborhood House provides the same level of services to the community, providing a multicultural and multilingual environment for pre-school children, after-school programs, and opportunities for older children to work as mentors, as well as adult day car for elderly individuals. Committed to providing resources to enrich the community, Neighborhood House also offers some unusual cultural resources, such as their outdoor Urban Gallery...(read more).


The Aquarium Age: Sept. 26-Oct. 2 
--by Ralfee Finn
Planetary patterns expand and contract with increasing strength this week, and their undulating rhythm transforms the mundane routines of daily life into a wild rollercoaster ride. Be prepared for emotional swells, yours or others', as most of us struggle to maintain our cool. Staying calm requires extra effort because most of these astral waves ripple through relationship waters, stirring poignant and often unresolved themes with significant others...(read more).


News & Notes
Meet the Candidate series on KUER 

RadioWest and the Hinckley Institute of Politics are partnering for a series of conversations with candidates in three Utah races: 4th Congressional, Senate and Gubernatorial. Doug Fabrizio sits down with the candidates for one-on-one conversations about their policy ideas, their lives and their vision for Utah. RadioWest invites you to join the live audience at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute or listen at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on KUER 90.1.

SLC Parking Apps & Website launches 

There are over 30,000 spots in and around the downtown core. Check out to find where to park in garages, lots or on the street before you leave home--or from a smartphone. You can also learn how to find and pay for parking with an app and how to use meter pay stations. The goal of is to provide downtown visitors with the information needed to find easy and convenient parking in the appropriate place, based on their needs and to learn about the new and improved options for paying for parking. Paid parking hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for a maximum of two hours, Monday - Friday. Saturdays are free, with a two-hour maximum. No restrictions Sunday. NOTE: When you first use the meters, doublecheck that you're paying for the right stall. It's tricky, till you know how.

Reader Rewards
Verdi's Il Travatore

Wanna go to the opera? We're giving away a pair of tickets to Verdi's Il Travatore, running October 13-21.

Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) is a lively story of romance, obsession, and revenge. The turmoil and rage that unfold after a gypsy's unthinkable act climax into one of opera's greatest finales - a final act filled with sword fights, death, revenge, and ultimately regret. 
If you'd like to enter to win the pair of tickets, email [email protected] no later than Monday, October 1st.