CATALYST Weekly ReaderMar. 21 - Mar. 28

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March 2013
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Alta Snowflake Festival
Bonsai Show
Poor Yorick Open Studio
Gem Faire
Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival
Break the Toxic Chokehold of Tar Sands
Fruit Tree Pruning
Building Strong Relationships
UMFA Spring Film Series: Native Shorts
Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Free Symphony Tickets!

Dear Friends & Family,


Our two interns, Lacey and Jayne Ann, are both getting married in May. I've assigned them the task of compiling advice for young marrieds from people "in the know."


If you're happily married, or wise by hindsight, and willing share something you wish you'd known (or are glad you found out) early on, please write to them.


From a sentence to a few paragraphs, we want your input. If you like, include your "credentials" ~ married (how long) or divorced. Names optional but encouraged. You're also welcome to include a photo. Send to:   [email protected] ~ before April 5.


We'll publish the results in an upcoming issue. I can't wait to read this story!


Below are this week's picks.

~ Greta

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Event picks for
March 21 - March 28 


Mar. 21-24, 8a-9p.  

Alta Ski Area, 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Prices vary for events. 


A weekend full of dancing, snowshoeing, a chili cook-off and more! See website for schedule and details. 


Fri, Mar. 22-24, 9a.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission/

members free. 


Members of the Bonsai Club of Utah will display trees from their collections, answer questions and demonstrate various bonsai techniques. Trees and supplies will be available for purchase.    


Fri, Mar. 22, 9p.

Urban Lounge, 241 S 500 E.  $15 


His latest album "Safe In The Steep Cliffs" blends new instrumentation and organic samples with the signature Emancipator style of clean production, silky melodies and addictive drums. Dense layers of choirs, horns, American folk instruments such as the banjo and mandolin, violin and some distinct Asian influences make for a playful but refined album built out of intricate tracks listeners can enjoy on as many levels as they want. Dance to it, chill out to it, immerse your mind in it.  


Fri, Mar. 22, 6-10p.

Poor Yorick Studio, 126 W Crystal Ave (2590 S). Free. 


Joining Yorick will be the smooth sounds of the Salty City Cello Band. Also food and drink aplenty for responsible enjoyment! 40 studios and more than 50 artists working in painting,printmaking, photography, sculpture and more. Poor Yorick Studios is open to the public only twice a year.


Mar. 22-24, 10a-5p.

South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S State. $7 weekend pass. 


Shop fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals and more. More than 100 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site, as well as classes and demonstrations throughout  the weekend.       


Fri, Mar. 22, 4p-12a.  

Evanston Roundhouse & Railyards Complex,1440 Main St.Evanston

WY. $30 weekend pass.


The Battlefield Band from Scotland will join the all-star crew at the annual Ceili Celtic Festival. Prepare for a weekend with all-day regional performers, ethnic food, shopping, children's activities, crafts, Highland dancing, ceili (group) dancing, educational workshops and demonstrations, youth showcases and session playing as well as an open pub.


Sat, Mar. 23, 12p.

Chevron refinery, 2300 N 1100 W. Free.

Facebook Event Link  


Utah Tar Sands Resistance and allies will rally together as part of the cross-continental Week of Actions to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers. Chevron is already refining toxic tar sands oil from  Canada, and it plans to refine the oil from the first tar sands mine in the United States, set to begin in eastern Utah this year. Rise up  in solidarity to show investors that tar sands is a toxic investment.


Wed, Mar. 27, 10a-12p.



Fairpark Garden
1037 W 300 N. $15. 



Join Wasatch Community Gardens and Tree Utah for a lesson on fruit tree care. In this hands-on workshop you will learn about how to use your pruning tools and all about pruning and caring for your fruit trees.

Sun. Mar 24, 6-8p.  

Wasatch Retreat Center 75 S 200 E. $20 suggested donation.



Sean D. Young, Padma Jigme Dorje, is an authorized dharma teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This teaching will focus on the 'Seven Relationship Unities,' a practical Buddhist method to resolve differences and increase harmony among family, friends and co-workers.   


Wed, Mar. 27, 7p.  

UMFA, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free. 


As a complement to "Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West" the UMFA is partnering with the Utah Film Center to present three short films from Native American filmmakers, whose work represents an evolution of the Native American storytelling tradition through a program of short films. 



Thurs, Mar. 28, 12:15-1:15p.

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 106,

332 S 1400 E. Free. 


Howie Garber will discuss the process of combining his award-winning photography with poignant essays crafted by 18 of Utah's scholars, writers, naturalists, elected officials and scientists. 


Blog Updates

The planets are rambunctious this week, and because there's no "time out" for the sky, daily life reflects this unsettled astral activity through unruly moods and attitudes. Mature adults melt down like five-year olds and normally cautious individuals leap into all sorts of uncertain situations. Expect to be overwhelmed mostly by overstimulation, and also anticipate high levels of emotional sensitivity, yours or others', as the risk for impetuous behavior combines with nearly undeniable urges...(read more). 

Reader Rewards
Attend the Utah Symphony and Opera's performance of Tchaikovsky's Fifth & "Pathétique."

April 12 - 13, 2013 | 8 PM | Abravanel Hall. Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Email [email protected] if you'd like a pass (while they last!).