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CATALYST Weekly ReaderOct. 25- Nov. 1
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Walkable SLC Mobile Workshop
Monster Used Book Sale
Samhain Ritual
PeaceUp Climate Justice Bold School
Turquoise Wind Reading
The Disco Drippers
Stop SkiLink Fundraiser
READER REWARDS: Concert tix & free yoga!

Dear Friends & Family,



 See our picks below (you'll find many more on our website calendar).  


To read the October issue -- Click on "Read CATALYST" above.


By the way ~ if a business needs a sweet downtown space to rent (about 800 sq. ft.) at a great rate, contact me:  [email protected]. It's a portion of our former office space on Broadway.

Thank you!




Event picks for October 25 - November 1

Oct. 26, 12p; Oct. 27, 10a. Begins at the Main Street entrance to the Gallivan Center  (239 S Main), ends at Exchange Place. Free.


On a walking tour of Salt Lake City's laneways, alleys and mid-block walkways, you will uncover hidden treasures. What makes these places special? Help reimagine Salt Lake City's mid-block walkways.

Oct. 26-30, library operating hours

210 E 400 S.


Don't miss the Friends of the City Library used book sale. Get great deals on used books--proceeds go to support the City Library. Prices get better as sale goes on, but selection dwindles. So go twice!

Oct. 27. 7:30p. Crone's Hollow, 2470 S Main St. $10

Things get intense with Earth Haven Coven's Samhain Ritual. For Earth Haven, Samhain is a working for the dead. Those who need such workings will benefit from attending this ritual. If you have lost a loved one you choose to honor this night, bring a picture or an item belonging to that person. You will have the opportunity to place it on the Ancestral Altar and light a candle for your loved one. Bring a dish to share for feasting after; it is important to ground with food after this rite. This is a ritual for adults, not a children's Halloween event.

Oct. 27, 10a-5p. 1361 S Main St.


During this first of 12 monthly workshops, learn about theories of change, while contemplating Abolitionist Resistance in the context of social movement history. The fight for climate justice is not simply a plight for more rights, but rather a journey to shift an entire structure -- hence examining the abolition of slavery for valuable lessons and insight.

Sat., Oct. 29, 7p. Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W 500 N. Free.


Kurt Proctor's Turquoise Wind is a mystical tale of three friends, Toni, Lisa and Charlotte, with three different outlooks on life, fulfillment and fate. When a storm blows into their Southern Utah town, it brings with it more than just the winds and floods, it also deposits the mysterious, young Dawn at the front door of Toni's Moab rock shop. As these modern Western women deal with financial and idealistic conundrums, a miraculous and unexpected event will lead them to rethink their choices and beliefs. Read by an all-star cast of SLAC luminaries. Discussion follows.

Oct. 31, 9p-12a. The State Room, 638 S State St. $20.


Flashback to Halloween 1992 (or is it 1972?) Salt Lake City's own Disco Drippers took the stage for the first time, burning down the house with their rousing renditions of club favorites like "Dancing Queen," "Brickhouse," "Rapper's Delight," and "I Will Survive." Twenty years later the 10-piece band is uniting once again to bring you their unique brand of rock-n-funk-n-disco-punk to shake the foundation of the State Room. To commemorate this special occasion, the band is also bringing together members of the group that span their illustrious if not notorious career. 

Nov. 2, 7p.

Caterina, 2155 S Highland Dr. $100.

Fundraiser will benefit the efforts of Save Our Canyons and Winter Wildlands Alliance to halt the proposed SkiLink project in the Wasatch Mountains. Live music, silent auction, cash bar. Special performance by singer-songwriter Peter Breinholt.

Blog Updates
The Aquarium Age: Oct. 17-23 
 --by Ralfee Finn

Many astrologers have been combing the charts of the candidates, the candidates' wives, the day of the election, and Inauguration Day looking for celestial clues about who will win. I'm sure several astrologers will get it right - but I won't be one of them. My astral eyes cannot discern the outcome. As I've contemplated that lack of clarity, I have come to view this presidential election as a "Wheel Turning" event: It will decide the course of learning for the next four years. Whoever wins, the profound polarization that has been pulling us apart will persist until we arrive at an intelligent, compassionate renegotiation of our social contract, a contract that must include rather than exclude opposing points of view....(read more)


Reader Rewards
Free tix to The State Room concerts 
We have another pair of tix to K'Naan on November 11 (doors at 7, music at 8, 21+)!

To enter to win the tickets, email [email protected] by Wednesday, October 31. Make sure to indicate which pair of tickets you'd like to enter to win!

Ten-Class Yoga Pass   

We're again giving away a ten-class yoga pass to Avenues Yoga!


To enter to win the pass, email [email protected]