CATALYST Weekly ReaderJune 27 - July 4

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Granary Row
Curatorial Walk-Through and David Ruhlman at UMOCA
Park City Cycling Festival
Jelly Music X
RDT School Community Open House
Ode to Malcolm X
Monday Family Night at Red Butte Garden
Managing Garlic Mustard
Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Israeli Scout Performances
Fowl Play: Proud Papa Fred
New Blog! Mind Body Spirit Utah
Ralfee Finn's "The Aquarium Age"
Tix to Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at The State Room!
Dear Friends & Family,

The urban farm and garden tour went well last Saturday--the CATALYST garden and pond (one of 18 sites on the tour) saw about 150 visitors. The weather was perfect. Many of you arrived on bikes. Thanks to all who came by, and to the folks at Wasatch Community Gardens for arranging such an inspiring event.

The July issue hits the newsstands next Monday. Read your June issue now, if you haven't already!

Thanks for reading,
Greta deJong, editor & publisher



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Event picks for
June 27 - July 4 

Thurs.-Sat. June 27-29. Thur & Fri, 6-11p, Sat. 1-11p. 336 W 700 S.     


Temporary festival street of rehabbed shipping containers, local food, beer, neighborhood events and fun!

Check out these shipping-container retailers: 
  • Beehive Braintree
  • Fresh from the Lab
  • Dejenos Jugar Calle
  • Diabolical Records
  • Salt City Clothing
  • Humane Society of Utah
  • Just Fold Bike Shop
  • Children's Media Workshop
  • V-LINE

This week's performers:

  • Thursday (TONIGHT!), 8pm: The Porch (Spoken Word)
  • Friday, 8pm: New Body Electric 
  • Saturday, 8pm: Diabolical Records Dance Party
Learn more about the Granary Row project here:

Fri. June 28, 6p (walkthrough) 7p (talk). 20 S West Temple. Free.     


Part of the new curator series tours creating a behind-the-scenes opportunity to experience UMOCA and a talk by mixed media artist David Ruhlman (7p). 

June 28-30. 

Park City Mountain Resort (and surrounding areas). Free.    


A three-day festival celebrating cycling: fat tires, skinny tires or training wheels. Showcasing the Park City area and combining the best of road riding, mountain biking and classic cruising complete with live music, clinics, vendors and more. 

Fri. June 28, 9p-2a. 

Mixx, 615 W 100 S.  


Outlaws, bandits, rustlers and thieves: It's time for a showdown at this hoedown. Dust the prairie off your favorite holsters, chaps, and spurs, and come get your boot-stompin' and firewater-guzzlin' on with the most rambunctious rascals in the West. Yes, this is a "Burner-friendly" event. 

Sat. June 29, 9a-2p. $10 (all day).


Try a new class or an old favorite for only $10 all day (7 classes for less than the price of one), or free with purchase of a 10 class punch card. See website for class schedule. Facebook Event Link 


Sun. June 30,  6-8p. 

Mestizo Institute of Culture and Art, 631 W North Temple suite 700. Free. 

Join the Young Men of Alpha Beau for an evening of poetry and food while challenging modern social dysfunctions in the young black community through the celebration of Malcolm X. 
Mon. July 1, 6-8p. 

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way.   


Start the summers weeks with Monday Family Nights with colors, music and dance from around the world presented by local Utah cultural groups. 
This Monday, Divya School of Dance will perform Indian classical forms of dancing such as Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathakali and Bollywood style. Ttwo performances: 6p & 7p. 

Tues. July 2, 5-6:30p. 

Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr.  


Volunteer to keep the Swaner Preserve healthy by weeding out the invasive plant garlic mustard.

 July 3 & Aug. 1, Sugarhouse Park, 1350 E 2100 S, July 18, Holladay City Offices, 4626 S 2300 E, July 25, Draper Park, 12500 S 1300 E. Free.   


Check the garage, basement, under sinks and at the back of cupboards, and collect your "contributions" now: Household hazardous wastes are anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. Dispose of them properly to help protect our groundwater and the health of our community at the free household hazardous waste collection. 

July 8-13. Places and times vary (see schedule below). Free.



This song & dance troupe of 10 high school seniors introduces Israeli culture and folklore in performances for audiences of all ages, races and religions, and expresses the vast cultural diversity in Israel.   

Tues. July 9, 8p.

Brigham Young Historic Park, 100 N State, SLC 


Thurs. July 11, 7p. Congregation Kol Ami, SLC 

Fri. July 12, 7:30 p. Temple Har Shalom, PC. 
Blog Updates
Fred the gander has taken our two young goslings under his wing. With Ethel on the nest, it seems like he needs some kind of goosey relationship to feel complete. Ever since they were little fist-sized fuzz balls, Fred's been interested in the peepers. He used to hassle Dorothy the mother hen and try to scare her away from them, behavior that looked a little threatening to the goslings--we half thought he might try to cull them from the flock himself...(read more). 


New Blog!!
Don't leave town - stay and enjoy your own personal journey locally with delectable classes and events that nourish you on the inside and out. There is plenty to choose from over the next few weeks and, like opening a box of chocolates, it might be difficult to pick just one...(read more). 



We're entering a different astral domain this week, and while daily life can't be quite characterized as an episode from the Twilight Zone, you could find yourself muttering more than once, "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore." Of course, some of us won't feel as if we've been swept away to another dimension or that we've landed on the moon...(read more).   

Reader Rewards

We're giving away tickets to Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at the State Room. Show is Monday, July 8. Doors at 7p, music at 8. 21+.

Email [email protected] by Monday, July 1 for a chance to win a pair! Make sure to include 'reader rewards' in the subject line. Tickets will be available at our office.