CATALYST Weekly Reader May 15 - May 22

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In This Newsletter:
Michael Garber Dance Collective
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
In Motion: Borders and Migrations opening reception
Living Traditions Festival
Holistic Wellness Fair and Book Sale
Third Saturday for Families
Crystal Hot Springs Healing Arts Festival
Groove Garden (After Dark)
Under-utilized Natives for the Salt Lake Landscape
Bean to Bar-Utah's Chocolate Scene
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Coffee With a Cop
Sustainable Growth Conference
Saline Stories: An Oral History of the Great Salt Lake
Sun Valley Wellness Festival
The Aquarium Age
Dear friends & family,

A reminder to all cellphone users who drive: It's now illegal in Utah to dial a phone number or pretty much do anything involving typing on a smartphone while driving. Texting was and remains illegal, as does cellphone use of any kind for those under age 18. This move should improve downtown traffic; ever notice how many people check their phones while stopped, and then don't notice when the light changes? Fewer cars make it through the intersection before the light changes again. 
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Plant a vegetable garden this weekend! What you can still start from seed: beans (bush & pole), beets, carrots, chard, cucumbers, lettuce (be quick about that one, do it this weekend!), pumpkins, radishes and summer squash (that includes zucchini). For plants, any of the above plus tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. For details, check out the 2014 Planting Guide for Utah in the May CATALYST.

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Here are my picks for this week.
Enjoy. And thanks for reading the CATALYST Weekly Reader!

Greta Belanger deJong
Editor & publisher

Event picks for
May 15- May 22


May 15 & 16, 8p. Sugar Space, 616 E Wilmington Ave (2190 S). $12.


With special guests Samantha Matsukawa, Eliza Tappan, Porridge for Goldilocks and more. 


In addition to the support provided to MGDC for this residency, the company itself raised $2,493 through IndieGoGo, surpassing their original goal for this project.

May 15-19.
Davis Co. Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 100 West. 
Five days of field trips, workshops, presentations and more. 
See website 
for a full schedule and prices. (Many events free.) 

Fri. May 16, 8p. Club Metro, 540 W 200 S. $10.  
The Paul Duane Show will feature HGTV's All American Handyman winner and stand up comedian Sonne Shields, a Skype interview with Megs Rutigliano from Burning Man HQ, an interview with art lead John Ward, and music by Dj Ebenflow and Anthony Motto.

Facebook Event Link 


Fri. May 16, 6-9p. UMOCA, 200 S West Temple. Free.


A group exhibition that offers alternative representations of the U.S./Mexico border. Live music and cash bar.

May 16-18, Fri. 5-10p. Sat. noon-10p. Sun. Noon-7p.  Salt Lake City & County Bldg., 450 S. 200 E.
Folk & ethnic arts. Music: Red Baraat, A Tribe Called Red, Quetzal. Performing
artists, craft artists, 21 food vendors. Bike valet. No pets. 

Sat. May 17, 10a-5p. Inner Light Center, 4408 S 500 E. Free admission..   


Foot baths, past life readings, massage, tarot, dream analysis, aura photography, prayer counseling. Food available.

Sat. May 17, 1-4p.  Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free.
Make two different characters from the museum to help the paintings "walk and talk" and tell their stories. 
May 17 & 18, Sat. 2-10p. Sun. 10a-7p.  Crystal Hot Springs, 8215, UT Hwy 38, Honeyville. Free.
Learn all about natural healing practices at the Healing Arts Festival. Free seminars and demonstrations as well as booths set up around the grounds featuring many various natural healing practices. 


May 17-18, 9p-2a. The Garage on Beck,1199 Beck St. $5. 21+


Ringing in its 4th year as SLC's most unique house music get down. This is the official kickoff of the 2014 Groove Garden Seasonal Monthly.

Mon. May 19, 6:30-7:30p.  Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Free. 


Presented by Stephanie Duer, SLC Conservation Program Manager. 


Free, but registration is required. 

Visit to register. 


Wed. May 21, 7p. 
Natural History Museum of Utah, 310 Wakara Way. Price included in admission ($11).

Meet some of Utah's finest chocolate makers at this panel discussion moderated by freelance food and travel writer and self proclaimed food nerd, Vanessa Chang.

Wed. May. 21, 8p (doors open 7p). The State Room, 638 S State. $21. 21+      
See Castro's famed signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues. With his turbo-charged new Alligator Records album, The Devil You Know, Castro strips his music down to its raw essence as he rockets into the next phase of his storied career. See you there! 
Thurs. May 22, 8-10a. Sugar House Coffee, 2041 S 2100 E. Free. 
Meet with officers in a comfortable environment and talk about any subject--from crime trends to neighborhood nuisance issues, public safety management, or how to join the team. Bring the questions, talk with an officer and you'll get a free cup of coffee. 

Thurs. May 22, 6-9:30p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Free.
The conference will highlight a coalition of progressive organizations that provide the public with a clear and practical path towards a sustainable future. 
This event is hosted by Artists for Local Agriculture and the Statue of Responsibility Foundation.

Facebook Event Link 

Thurs. May 22, 7-8p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.  
The Great Salt Lake Oral History Project will showcase the oral history interviews of individual stakeholders who have current interest in or association with the Great Salt Lake.  

May 22-26, 7-8p. Sun Valley, Idaho. $20+.
An annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind, body and spirit wellness. 
See website for times, prices and locations. 

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