CATALYST Weekly Reader March 6 - March 13

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In This Newsletter:
Jung Society of Utah presents Freud and Jung in Fiction
Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit
Create DowntownSLC: Creative City
Winter Market
Chocolate Blast with Topher Webb
Science Movie Night: Playing God
The Aquarium Age
Puccini's Turandot
Dear friends & family,

The March CATALYST is on the newsstands. It has the biggest, best calendar we've printed in years, and lots of Comings & Goings, and an interesting feature on Utah's own Mountain Valley Seeds, a company selling heirloom, organic and non-GM seeds, along with all the regular great columns.

Below are my picks for this week's events. I chose just a few, but they're all prime. You'll find even more goodies in the print edition and online. Enjoy the week!

~ Greta deJong
editor & publisher

P.S. Click HERE for March CATALYST.   
Event picks for
March 6 - March 13  


Thurs. Mar. 6, 7-9p. Ray Opline Union Building, 200 Central Campus Dr. Free.


Selden Edwards, educator and novelist, will speak on his career-long love of the central ideas of Carl Jung and the connection of those ideas with personality types in education and life. 


Mar. 6 & 7, 8a. Weber State Shepherd Union Building, 3850 University Circle. $120.


Energy efficiency and renewable energy, air quality and pollution, recycling and waste reduction, sustainability in higher education, green urbanism and building. Presenters include the venerable Arden Pope, among the world's foremost experts in environmental science. 
Thursday conference, Friday workshops.  See website for link to Youtube videos of last year's summit. 



Fri. Mar. 7, 10a. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Nancy Tessman Auditorium. Free. 


Charles Landry, author of The Creative City, a Tool Kit for Urban Innovators,  discusses the art of city making. The creative city has now become a global movement to rethink the planning, deveopment and management of cities. 
Registration required at:

Sat. Mar.8, 10a-2p. Rio Grande Depot, 300 S Rio Grande St (400 W).

Spring greens, root crops, tomatoes! (greenhouse-grown locally by Okubo Farm), breads & sweets, dairy, lamb, beef, chocolate,  coffee, kombucha, herbal elixirs, mushrooms, gardening products and a whole lot more. Food trucks, too. Outdoors and in. (Back side of depot.) Also: UTA will be at the market selling the new Hive transit passes ($360/year, available in monthly installments).

Sat. Mar. 8, 3:30p.  
Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Included in museum admission.  


Long before chocolate was made in bar form, it was consumed as a drink infused with indigenous herbs, florals and chiles. Topher Webb, owner of Mezzo Chocolates, will tell the story of chocolate in Pre-Columbian  Mesoamerica and the chocolate-based culinary movement of today that is escaping the confines of European chocolate traditions. 


Tues. Mar. 11, 7p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. 

A look at synthetic biology, a new field of research with the radical aim to break down nature into spare parts so it may be rebuilt as we please. 
Afterward, Randy Lewis, PhD, will share the story of spider goats, whose milk can be spun into silk. 

Blog Updates 
"Confusion" is the keyword for the week. So don't be too hard on yourself if you're feeling like the Mad Hatter. There is so much contradictory astral activity that even the best multitasking efforts are likely to resemble a smattering and scattering of energy, intentions, goals, and objectives. Last Friday, Mercury went direct, freeing us from its retrograde snafus. But before any of us had a chance to calculate and apply personal course corrections, we were immediately immersed in the doldrums of Mars Retrograde, on March 1, a condition that only worsened when Saturn went retrograde on March 2. Yet these are not the only start-stop contributors to the disorder, disarray, and disruption of daily life...(read more).
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March 15-21, 7:30p. Capitol Theatre. 

See this epic version of Turandot, Puccini's last and most elaborate opera, in the newly renovated Capitol Theatre. Co-produced by opera companies in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Minnesota and Salt Lake, with the Montreal-based partnership of Andre Barber (set and costume designer) and Renaud Doucet (stage director).
Email [email protected] by Monday, March 10. Use "TURANDOT" as the subject line. Please include your telephone number. 

And now for your friendly weekly reminder:
Have you thanked your lungs today?

Try it. Focus on this hard-working organ, and give it some love. It takes just a few seconds.

Breath by breath, let's build a community that requires clean air. Because, after all, we cherish our life transport systems.