CATALYST Weekly ReaderAugust 8 - August 15

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In This Issue
Soulville's 45 Caliber Soul Shots
Tattoo Traditions from Around the World
Craft Lake City
Camp Innovate
Big Band Dance Nights
Changing the World One Drop at a Time
Telluride Mushroom Festival
Meet the Artist: Susan Kirby
Herb Walk
"A Folk Story" Group Exhibition
The Aquarium Age: July 31-Aug. 6
Dear Friends & Family,

Two jewels in the summertime tiara of Salt Lake City are the Downtown Alliance Farmers Market on Saturday morning (also now on Tues. 4-8p), and Thursday evening's Twilight Concert series, both happening in Pioneer Park. Thousands of people are buying fresh food, organically raised animal protein, and locally made craft items. And more people than ever are riding bikes ~ witness the Salt Lake Bike Collective's busy bike valet service at every concert.

Eating, moving, groovin' to the music. Body-centered activities. Soul-nourishing. The wind has just kicked up, making me notice a subtle shift has occurred. Days edge toward darkness (see Sunrise & Sunset chart at left). The garden is like people in their 30s ~ chomping at the bit to reproduce. I deadhead basil, encourage the squash, give up on the bolting lettuce.

Here is your new August 2013 CATALYST. Read 'The Spirit in the Ink: The art and practice of tattoo in SLC;" "The Fifth Chakra: It's all about self-expression;" "Living Fearwards: How to change the world in an instant;" as well as "EnviroNews," "Don't Get Me Started" and other regulars.

Also, below, you'll find our picks on this week's events.

Till next week,
Greta deJong, editor & publisher



** You can access the entire online calendar AND our Community Resource Directory from this email now, as well as note sunrise times and moon phases. See left.




Event picks for
August 8 - August 15 

Thurs. Aug 8, 9p-1:30a. 

Urban Lounge, 241 S 500 E. Free ($5 after 10p).   

A HIFI night of 60s & 70s Soul dance tunes spun on original-pressing 45 RPM (7") records -- vintage from the era. All from the collection of one of Salt Lake's hardest-working soul & funk diggers (digger is the term used to describe a record collector who is obsessed and "digs" through more piles of vinyl than even a typical crazed record collector). 
Aug 10, 10a-4p (lecture at 1p). Utah State University,1400 Old Main Hill, Logan. Free. 
Tattoos have become popular in modern America, but tattooing traditions are more than 5,000 years old. This illustrated lecture will trace the development of tattoo practices from around the world. 

Fri. Aug. 9 (5-10p) & Sat., Aug. 10 (12-10p). 
The Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. Free.  


CATALYST is proud to support this annual handmade arts, science and technology festival promoting local artisans, DIY engineers, craft foodies, vintage vendors and performance artists.


Aug. 12-16, 1-5p.  

The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $195 (5days). 

Age: 7th-9th grade


Are you a future inventor? Is your superhero counterpart a member of the Geek Squad? Come tinker, build and invent alongside with engineers and nanotechnology experts.

Tues. Aug. 13, 7:30-9:30p. Gallivan Center, 239 S Main St. 


Put on your dancing shoes! Excellence in the Community presents the Wasatch Jazz Project. Enjoy big band swing every Tuesday night, including free ballroom dancing lessons starting at 7:30pm from Ballroom Utah.  

The Wasatch Jazz Project, a big band founded in 2004 and under the artistic direction of Carol Steffens, is comprised of some of the finest musicians from across the Wasatch Front. This 19 member big band's large repertoire of music includes swingin' vocal tunes and big band favorites from Cole Porter to hard swinging Buddy Rich. The Wasatch Jazz Project Big Band also plays contemporary compositions by some of today's top American composers.   

Thurs. Wed. Aug. 14, 6p. Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Dr. Park City. $5 (members free). 


Nancy Mesner, head of Utah State University Water Quality Extension, will discuss the importance of water quality in Utah. Her research focuses on helping people understand the connection between their everyday activities, land use and the quality of our water.  

Aug. 15-18. 

Telluride, Colorado. $175 (full pass).    

A celebration of all things mycological, focusing on fungi as medicine. Hear how fungi can be used to repair human-caused impacts on the planet. Guided forays into the mountains of southern Colorado, presentations on cultivation, remediation and the cultural impact of mushrooms and culinary experiences hosted by local eateries and nationally renowned chefs.

Thurs. Aug. 15, 6-8p. 

Jane's Home, 1229 E South Temple. Free.    

Self-taught artist Susan Kirby is a painter inspired by the arts and traditions of Mexico. She lived in San Miguel Allende, Mexico for a number of years. Her paintings, many of them self-portraits, evoke these influences, particularly through the art and life of Frida Kahlo. Join us to discover bright Mexican color and flavor! $6 donation suggested for the venue and refreshments.

Thurs. Aug 15, 10a. 

Alta Ski Area, E State Hwy 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon. $5.    

Join Alta Community Enrichment and clinical herbalist Merry Harrison of Millcreek Herbs for an educational herb identification walk to learn about the useful medicinal herbs of the wild. 

Aug 16- Oct. 12, 12p-7. 

Central Utah Art Center, 175 E 200 S.    

A group exhibition compromised of video works co-curated by Margherita Belaief and Marta Fontolan. Opening reception is during Gallery Stroll on Fri. Aug 16th 6-9p. 
Blog Updates

Excess is the key to understanding the flux of daily life this week. From the "I deserve to have more than necessary" to the "oh I wish I had everything" to the "I who have nothing" attitudes swing to extremes. Best to be prepared for these shifting moods, yours or others', to be quite expressive ~ the Sun is in Leo, after all. Also anticipate that reactions to whatever is expressed are certain to be equally dramatic...(read more).