CATALYST Weekly ReaderApr. 25 - May 2

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In This Issue
Present at the Passing
Monika Jalili: Concert of Persian Songs
Arbor Day Celebration at Red Butte
Back On Stage in a Borrowed Space
From Seed to Street
HereAfterHere: Community-Wide Read
Birding at Red Butte Garden
HereAfterHere: Leaning into Light
IAMA Local Concert Series
Photography Installation by Carol Koleman
Spring Plant Sale
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Free tix to Brown Bird

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Event picks for
April 25 - May 2 


Thurs, Apr. 25, 6:30 p. First Unitarian Church, 569 S 1300 E. Free. 

Learn to be a supportive presence at the end of life with hospice chaplain Kelly Fogarty. 

Thurs, Apr 25, 7:30-9:30p.   

The Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. Free. 


Monika Jalili brings to life the rich history of Iranian culture through its music and poetry. The selection of songs spans time and place: Traditional Persian folk favorites stand alongside love songs from the 1940s to 1970s, a time of great cultural change in Iran. 


Fri, Apr. 26, 9a-3p.

Red Butte Garden,
300 Wakara Way. Free. 


Celebrate all things trees! Explore family-friendly stations throughout the Garden. Guests visiting on Arbor Day can take home a tree to plant in their own yard. Free day made possible by Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP). 

Sun, Apr. 28, 5p.
Marriott Center for Dance, 330 S 1500 E. $25. 


A scholarship fundraiser and a night of fun and frivolity with performances by a cavalcade of talented folks. University of Utah alumni Doug Fabrizio (host and executive director of KUER's RadioWest) will serve as Master of Ceremonies.


Mon, Apr. 29, 6:30-7:30p.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way.  


The urban forest includes the trees that provide shade for our playgrounds, work place and our neighborhoods. This presentation addresses the life-cycle of an urban tree and the challenges a tree encounters throughout this process.


Tues, Apr. 30, 7p.

King's English Bookshop,
1511 S 1500 E. Free. 


Join Betsy Burton of The King's English & Robert E Newman, Dean of the University of Utah's Humanities School in a conversation about Benediction by Kent Haruf. See New York Times' book review:  


Wed, May 1-29, 9a-12p.   

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden Admission /Members free.


Bring your binoculars and join Red Butte Garden for a morning walk when the garden is full of wildlife activity on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bullock's Oriole, Western Tanager, Downy Woodpecker and American Gold Finch are just some of the birds likely to be seen.


Wed May 1, 12-6p.

Main City Library, 400 S 210 E. Free  


"Leaning into Light" is part of the "HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity" where Director Tandy Beal addresses universal questions of the afterlife, referencing views from great thinkers like Dante and Blake to religious texts. Come record a brief version of what you think happens after you die. 


Fri May 3, 7:30p.

South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 South Highland Dr  


Presenting, from western backgrounds, J.C. Needham and Smith Brothers Dirt Band. 

Fri May 3-Jun 14, 9a-5p.    

Finch Lane Gallery, 1325 E 100 S.  


Check out CATALYST'S own Carol Koleman's photography installation. Koleman also had a solo exhibit in the Finch Lane Gallery in 2005. She is the recipient of a Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibit Award and was a Ruttenburg Award finalist. There will be an opening reception May 3, 6-8p at the Finch Lane Gallery.    


Fri May 3 (members only), 1-8p.

Sat May 4 (public), 9a-3p. 

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way.  


The Garden offers an impressive selection of herbs, specialty annuals, vegetables, heirlooms, sun and shade perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, conifers, roses, vines, trees and the best selection of native plants and drought tolerant plants for sale. 

Blog Updates

The next two weeks unfold under the keen eye of Saturn, and as the planetary keeper of discernment and discipline culls through the details of the ordinary as well as the extraordinary affairs of daily life, many of us are likely to feel as if we're under the influence of a stern Mercury Retrograde. Expect little to flow lightly. Also anticipate delving intensely into dialogues or diatribes about action and its consequence with yourself and anyone else who will listen...(read more). 

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Tickets to Brown Bird at The State Room
with special guest Last Good Tooth

Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. 21+.

Email [email protected] by Monday, April 29 if you'd like a pair!  Make sure to put 'reader rewards' somewhere in the subject line!