CATALYST Weekly Reader April 3- April 10

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Inspiração Do Fogo
Beyond Hope and Fear with Sean D. Young
RDT Adult Dance Class Open House
Spring Orchid Show
Winter Market
A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month
Dzogchen Spring Retreat
An evening with photographer Chris Noble
Caravan Palace
The First Movie
Mary Lou Prince with Patty Willis and Megan Titensor: "Light in the Woods"
Red Butte Garden Spring Garden Walk
Jung Society of Utah: Alchemy in the Inner Marriage
Beats Antique
The Aquarium Age
wo pair of free tix to Utah Symphony Masterworks 16!
Dear friends & family,

The April issue is out. If you thought working in the garden was just about sunshine and fresh air, you've got to read Diane Olson's piece about M. vaccae, a soil bacteria that causes a very weird effect: happiness. Read "Get Dirty, Get Happy" here. For the entire issue, click here. Or pick up a copy on the newsstands. And thanks for reading.

~ Greta Belanger deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for
April 3 - April 10 

Apr. 3-5, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $20/$18 students.   


A lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and martial art, Inspiração Do Fogo (Inspiration of Fire, or Breath of Fire), will feature a cast of 30 dancers, musicians, singers, martial artists and fire spinners. 

Fri. Apr. 4, 7:30p. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S.  
Exploring the heart beat of life through music, nature, culture and the arts. Featuring guest artist George Grant. 

Fri. Apr. 4, 7p. The Yoga Center, 4689 S Holladay Blvd. Free.     


Buddhist approaches to happiness and suffering 


Fri. Apr. 4, 9p. The Urban Lounge, 241 S 500 E. $5/$10.


Utah's premier dubstep sounds and DJs Illoom, Taso, Steezo, & Tall Man. 

Sat. Apr. 5, 9a-2p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $10. 


Try a new class or an old favorite for only $10 all day, or free with purchase of a 10-class punch card.
See link for a schedule of classes:

Sat. Apr. 5, 9a-5p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden Admission ($10).


Fascinating and exotic orchids will be on display in the Richard K. Hemingway Orangarie. A large selection of orchids will also be available for sale.

Sat. Apr. 5, 10a-2p. Rio Grande Depot, 300 S Rio Grande St. (440 W).   


It's the second to last Winter Market! This week there will be new and returning Winter Market growers including BUG Farms, Salt Lake County Jail Programs Division and Greenleaf Greenhouses. Pick up some early spring produce along with decadent pastries, strong coffee and spicy salsa. 
Sat. Apr. 5, 1-3p. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S, #8. $60.     


A four-part workshop (Apr. 5, 12, 19 & 26) exploring various genres of poetry. Learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. Once you've finished your masterpiece, you can submit your work to the annual poetry contest. 

Apr. 5 & 6, 9a-5p. Wasatch Retreat Center, 75 S 200 E. $50.   
The 2014 Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat is designed to give students practical skills for coping with the stressors of modern life and for developing one's innate love and compassion. 
This year's program will focus on the four immeasurables, a simple practice of expanding love, compassion, joy, and equanimity

Mon. Apr. 7, 7p. Tower Theatre, 876 E 900 S. Free. 

LF. W. Murnau's 1922 horror film Nosferatu tells the story of a real estate agent named Hutter who is working for the reclusive Count Orlok - a man who seems to bring a wave of mysterious deaths wherever he goes. During his stay at the Count's sinister castle, Hutter discovers the secret behind these mysterious deaths, but will he survive long enough to tell the tale?

Tues. Apr. 8, 6:30-8:30p. Tracy Aviary, 589 E 1300 S Free.


presentation of redrock wilderness photographs by internationally renowned photographer Chris Noble.
Tues. Apr. 8, 7p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.     


After the film, join Jason Shepherd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, at University of Utah who will discuss how brains have evolved to process and store information. 

Tues. Apr. 8, 8p. The Urban Lounge, 241 S 500 E. $18/$15 adv.   


The surprise breakout band of the last decade, the apostles of Electro Swing and precursors of a laid back yet upbeat trend, is coming up with an evocative second album: Panic! 

Wed. Apr. 9, 7p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Free.  


The First Movie, winner of Prix Italia for best Arts Documentary, 2013 is a tribute to the imaginative resilience of children. 

Wed. Apr. 9, 7:30p. Ladies Literary Club, 850 E South Temple. $10.  


Listen to the great record of piano, cello, Japanese koto (harp) and poetry that celebrates the forest and the light that captures this beauty. 

Thurs. Apr. 10, Noon-1:30p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $10 (general admission).    


Take a guided tour of the garden to find the dormant plants coming back to life such as Lenten Roses, Daffodils, Crocus, Anemones, Witch Hazel, Pussy Willow and more. 
Registration required: 

Thurs. Apr. 10, 7-9p.

U of U Union Building, 200 S Central Campus Dr. Free. Doors open at 6. 


Theresa Holleran will investigate how the feminine and masculine archetypes, in both their positive and negative aspects, inform our sense of meaning, purpose and wholeness, the quality of our relationships and the ability to tend to the "soul of the world" in the face of seemingly insurmountable global dilemmas. 
See April issue CATALYST"s story on the Jung Society here. 


Apr. 10-12, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $35/$30 adv.  


Dance inspired by Utah's redrock landscapes, wetlands, forests and mountains. Also art auction benefiting RDT 

Thurs. Apr. 10, 8p. Pak City Live, 427 Main St, Park City. $25.   


Electronic/world fusion dance trio mixes samples and heavy percussion with tribal fusion and performance art. 

Blog Updates 
It's always interesting when the stars make "confrontation" their default setting. And I'm using "interesting" in that enigmatic and loaded way we've come to use the phrase, "May you live in interesting times"-a phrase wrongly attributed to an ancient Chinese curse, but nonetheless part of our modern vernacular. Robert Kennedy used it in his University of Cape Town speech on June 1966. I referred to this speech in May 2012, as we were approaching the first in this current series of seven Uranus/Pluto squares that occur between June 24, 2012 and March 17, 2015, because these squares are part of an astrological cycle that began in the mid-sixties. I also referred to that speech, and am referring to it again two years later, because it is uncanny just how much of it is still applicable. As I wrote then: Kennedy referenced the notion of living in "interesting times" and what is required of those who do. He calls those interesting times - nearly fifty years ago -- times of "danger and uncertainty" but also times that are "more open to creative energy" than "any other time in history."...(read more).
Reader Rewards 
Two pair of free tix to Utah Symphony Masterworks 16!
Mahler's Symphony No. 5
April 18-19, 2014 | 8 PM | Abravanel Hall
Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Colin Currie, Percussion
ANDREW NORMAN:  Percussion Concerto (World Premiere)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 - See more here.

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