CATALYST Weekly Reader April 17 - April 24

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In This Newsletter:
Good Blood
Radically Sustainable Buildings
Spring Garden Walk
Birding at Red Butte Garden
Winter Market
Release and ReEnergize
Celebrating Earth Day
Third Saturday Contra Dance
Writing for Change
Soulville Dance Party
Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
The Aquarium Age
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Event picks for
April 17 - April 24
Fri. Apr. 18, 6-9p. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple. Free.   


Performance art and family activities
based on the exhibit do it: the compendium. 


Sat. Apr. 19, 9a-5p. Fort Douglas Post Theater, 245 S Fort Douglas Blvd. $100.   


A one-day conference with Michael Reynolds, creator of the Earthship concept: the building of sustainable design and construction.


Topics covered will include history, thermal solar dynamics, water, contained sewage, electricity, food, types of earthships and more.  

Sponsored by CATALYST, Ogden Nature Center, SLC Green, Community Rebuilds, Grounds for Coffee, and Gigaplex Architects. 

Sat. Apr. 19, 10a-12p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $10 (general garden admission).     


Take a guided tour of the garden to find once-dormant plants coming back to life such as Lenten Roses, Daffodils, Crocus, Anemones and more. 

Pre-registration required. See link below: 

Sat. Apr. 19, 9a-12p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $10 (general garden admission). 


Bring your binoculars and take a morning walk when the garden is full of wildlife activity.You are likely to spot Western Tanager, Downy Woodpecker, American Gold Finches and more. This event is intended for adults.
Pre-registration required. See link below: 
Sat. Apr. 19, 10a-2p. Rio Grande Depot, 300 S Rio Grande St. (400 W).  
Don't miss the last Winter Market of the season! Stop by to pick up all your Easter or Passover needs, including locally-raised meat, fresh eggs and lots of veggies (including asparagus!) to set your holiday table. You'll also find plenty of delicious treats and candies to stock your Easter baskets, and fresh baked goods to share with family and friends. 


Sat. Apr. 19, 10:30a-12:30p. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $25.


Spring Qigong workshop with breath, movements and intention. Instructor, Toni Lock. 


For more information, contact Toni at:


Sat Apr. 19, 12-4p. Ogden Nature Center, 966 W 12th St. $2.


Earth friendly exhibitors, entertainment, food, nature crafts and other activities..


Sat Apr. 19, 7-10:30p. Montessori Community School, 2416 E 1700 S. $8.


Beginners start at 7p and the dancing follows at 7:30p.

Tues. Apr. 22, 7p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.


Set in ancient China, a nameless warrior claims and recalls having defeated 3 legendary assassins.


Following the film, assistant professor in the department of theater, Christopher DuVal, will discuss the art of fight choreography.


Wed Apr. 23, 6-9p. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S. #8. Free.


Learn the specifics and write to your public official about the change you'd like to see in your community.


Wed Apr. 23, 8p. Urban Lounge, 241 E 500 S. Free before 10:30p/ $3 after.


A night full of soul-music, dancing, and good times.

Thurs. Apr. 24, 6:30-9:30p. Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave. $5-$10.


13 environmental and adventure films ranging
from 2-27 minutes.



Facebook Event Link.

Apr. 24-26, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $35.


A dynamic integration of media and performance between New York-based choreographer Dough Varone and University of Utah professor Ellen Bromberg.

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