CATALYST Weekly ReaderApr. 19 - Apr. 25

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Wasatch Coop Market Membership Drive
11th Annual Lone Peak Celebration
Vinyl Revival: Record Store Day
Do the Math screening
Resounding Impressionism
Honk and Wave for Peace
Tree Utah's Spring Fundraiser and Arbor Day Party
Coffee with a Cop
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Free passes to Mummies Exhibit at Leonardo

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Event picks for
April 19 - April 25 


Apr. 19, 6-8pm; sharing circle follows.  

Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $10 suggested donation includes raffle ticket. 

Episode 1: Fundamental Frequencies. Examine how transformation festivals create immersive environments of inspiration, which become containers for peak experiences of connection, very often catalyzing powerful healing processes with lasting and positive life-changing effects. CATALYST is proud to sponsor this film series! 

Apr 19, 8p.   

Dumke Student Theatre, 1840 S 1300 E. Free. 


Barbara Strasko teaches poetry as a catalyst for literacy in high-poverty urban schools in Lancaster, PA. She was named 2009 Teacher of the Year for River of Words.


Her new book, Graffiti in Braille, contains poems originally published in Ellipsis, Westminster's poetry and art magazine.  



Sat, Apr. 20-21, Times Vary.

Montessori Community School
2416 E 1700 S


Dancers of all levels are welcome at all events. All dances are taught and prompted. The Friday night Zesty dance will feature more advanced dances or will have abbreviated teaching and some dance experience is recommended.  

Sat, Apr. 20, 10a-12p.
Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. $10. 


Join Wasatch Community Gardens for a lesson on soil matters. Topics include adding organic matter and other amendments, composting, soil testing, identifying nutrient deficiencies, organic fertilizers and more.


Other workshops this week at WCG:


Foraging Greens, Apr. 20, 1-3p, Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $25

Growing in Greenhouses Series, 
Apr 23, 5:30-7:30p. Mountain Valley Seeds, 455 W 1700 S. $25. 


Apr. 20, 5-9pm.

2163 Richard St (55 W).  


Enjoy seasonal cultural creativity at this 'open kitchen' at Cantu's Culinary Creations. If you were at the CATALYST 100 celebration, you've sampled Daniel Cantu's delicious delights. 


Sat, Apr. 20, 10-11:30a.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $5-$7. 


Take a closer look at the wild and wonderful life cycle of plants! Join Red Butte Garden to dig, dissect and discover what is inside a bulb before completing your own bulb project to take home.


Garden Adventures are Saturday kids' classes held in Em's Sprout House. Classes start promptly at 10 a.m. and registration is required. Ages 4-12 are welcome with a caregiver. Limit one caregiver per participant (registration cost not required for caregiver). No infants please. 


Sat, Apr.20, 3-5p.  

Pago, 878 S 900 E. Free.

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When the Co-op's doors open, it will be a full-service grocery store with regular grocery store hours that will sell  more local produce and products from more local producers than any other store in the area. Learn more about the Co-op, meet some pioneering local farmers and producers, and enjoy Pago restaurant treats (for free!). Registration required.


Sat Apr. 20, 3p.

Caterina, 2155 S Highland Dr. $40  


Support Save Our Canyons! This year's celebration will feature a light dinner by Caterina, drinks by Squatters Pub and High West Distillery, delicious local desserts and live jazz. CATALYST is a proud sponsor of this event. 


Sat Apr. 20, 3p.

Your neighborhood record store: Randy's Record Shop, the Heavy Metal Shop, Graywhale (U o U, Bountiful, West Jordan, Sandy), Raunch, ReSpin Records  



Analog sound is making a delicious comeback - perhaps fueled by the generational gap of young ears who didn't grow up listening to record players, and are just now hearing the difference between analog and mp3, and starting their own record collections. Either way, tangible music is hip again, and indie record stores invite you to rejoice with them.

The vinyl revival is international, with Record Store Day celebrations occurring in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada and France. 2012 marked the 5th consecutive year of record-breaking vinyl sales in the U.S. The day is typically celebrated with performances, djs spinning records, cook-outs, body-painting, parades, and meet & greets with artists; not to mention exclusive titles that will only be available at participating stores. This year's list of RSD Exclusive Releases includes rare formats from artists such as Bonobo, Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Mumford & Sons, Pink Floyd, Sigor Ros, and Tame Impala to name a few.

Check the website to find the participating stores near you.


-Naomi Silverstone 

Do the Math screening

Sun Apr. 21, 5p. 

Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium, 1840 S 1300 E.  $18/$5 students.  


The Do the Math movie is being screened concurrently at house-parties and screenings across the country. At forty-two minutes, it tells the story of the rising movement trying to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry.  


Sun Apr. 21, 3p.

Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 President's Circle.  $18/$5 students.  


Two profoundly moving works by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Fry Street Quar- tet, are juxtaposed with Utah premieres of wildly imaginative compositions by composer Curtis Curtis-Smith. 

Mon Apr. 22, 5:30-6:30p.
Northeast corner of the intersection
700 East 2100 South


Drive by and honk your horn for peace.

Sun Apr. 25, 5-7p.
Cactus and Tropicals, 2735 S 2000 E. $35.  


Celebrate Arbor Day and raise  funds for TreeUtah. Attendees will be eligible to win door prizes and enjoy appetizers, wine and beer and the opportunity to mingle with other community plant lovers. 

Thurs Apr. 25, 7-9a.
Mestizo Coffeehouse, 631 W North Temple. Free.  


The Salt Lake City Police Department will host "Coffee with a Cop," a new community outreach effort, at Mestizo Coffehouse.

"Sharing a cup of coffee is a great way to get to know someone," said Police Chief Chris Burbank, "and we're hoping to hear what public safety issues are top of mind for the public during our Coffee with a Cop stops. The officers on hand will be prepared with information about issues in the area and talk with residents about ways to work together to reduce crime."

Mestizo Coffeehouse was chosen due to its reputation as a community gathering space. Anyone who visits with an officer from 7-9 a.m. on Thursday will receive a free cup of coffee.

Coffee with a Cop will be held the fourth Thursday of the month at coffee shops around town. The next stop in May is planned for Nobrow Coffee Werks at 179 W 900 S.

Blog Updates

The planets are moving from the tempestuous and impulsive heat of Aries into the grounded creativity of Taurus this week, and as they shift their emphasis from Fire to Earth, we experience the potential to settle down and settle into different daily rhythms. Just don't expect this transition to be instantaneous. Also don't assume that the seemingly never-ending personal and collective intensity of life is going to suddenly evaporate -- no chance. It's simply going to display itself through a different lens of behavioral patterns....(read more). 

Reader Rewards
We're giving away free tickets to the "Mummies of the World" Exhibition at The Leonardo!
Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit includes both naturally and intentionally preserved mummies.

Email [email protected] by Monday, April 22 if you'd like a pair!