CATALYST Weekly ReaderJuly 3 - July 10 

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Gipsy Moon with Juana Ghani and Six Feet in the Pine
Numerology, Tarot and Channeling classes
Birding at Red Butte Garden
Downtown Farmers Market
Drink and Draw at the Leonardo
Red Desert Ramblers
Dr. Strangelove
20 Feet from Stardom
Phyllis Barber at King's English
Twilight Concert Series: Ms. Lauryn Hill
Bees for Preschoolers
Burning Man Regional Burn
The Aquarium Age
Deer Valley Music Festival Vouchers
Dear friends & family,

I write to you from a crowded fastfood restaurant (that happens to have wifi) in West Yellowstone. Two men speaking Chinese have asked to sit  at my table to eat their breakfast; this feels so unAmerican and really very civilized.

Click here for the July CATALYST. (Isn't that an amazing cover?!) I think we outdid ourselves this month. Pick up a hard copy at your favorite location, too.

And see below for this week's events, which I will be sorry to miss. Have a good week!

Greta Belanger deJong
Editor & publisher

Event picks for
July 3 - July 10
Thurs. July 3, 8p. 
Bar Deluxe, 666 S State. $5 adv/$8 door.

July 4-15 (see website for details).
Suzanne Wagner, CATALYST "Metaphors" columnist, is in SLC to teach numerology, tarot and channeling classes. 

July 5, 12, 9a-12p. 
Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden admission. 
Bring your binoculars and take a morning walk when the garden is full of wildlife activity. Bullock's Oriole, Western Tanager, Downy Woodpecker, and American Gold Finch are just a few of the feathered friends you are likely to see. Intended for adults. 

Sat. July 5, 8a-2p. 
Pioneer Park,  350 S 300 W. Free. 
It's a bumper crop in Utah for cherries. Go to the down town market and pick up several varieties of sweet cherries, along with lettuce, herbs, peas, mustard greens, chard, turnips, strawberries, kale, garlic, baked goods and more. 

Sat. July 5, 6:30-8:30p. 
The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $12. 
Pack your art supplies and bring your beer money, we will be drawing live-costumed models, while drinking various libations, from hoppy IPA's to fine French champagne.This month's theme: Japanese culture. If you want to wear a costume of your own, you'll get a bonus $2 discount.
Drinks will be offered by EPIC Brewery. 

Mon. July 7, 6p.  Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission.  
Enjoy bluegrass, country-western, and swing music blending harmonies with smokin' instrumental breaks. 

Mon. July 7, 8:45p. 
Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. Free. 
Stanley Kubrick's classic skewering of Cold War-era paranoia retains all of its charms today. Follow an insane general as he triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.


Tues. July 8, 7p. 

Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. 

A master horseman, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. This deeply personal film reveals his troubled childhood and his ability to transform horses-- and people--with his understanding, compassion and respect. 


There will be a post film discussion with Dirk K. Vanderwall, associate professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University.


Tues. July 8, 7:30p (gates) 9p (movie). 

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Free.


A movie dedicated to the singers who bring harmony to even the biggest bands in popular music but are just feet from the spotlight. 


Bring a blanket and a picnic and watch under the stars.

Wed. July 9, 7p. 

King's English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E. Free.     


Reading from her new book, 
To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman's Search for Spirit, an engaging account of how she left her original Mormon faith and eventually returned to it decades later after.
A book signing will be offered following the reading, for those who purchase a book.

Thurs. July 10, 7p.  Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. $5.  


American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and actress Lauryn Hill kicks off this epic summer concert series. With multi-genre bass player Stephen Bruner (aka Thundercat).

Thurs. July 10, 11-11:30a.  Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Included in admission.   
Join the Chickadee Society for a hands-on examination of beeswax, a bee dancing activity and a reading of "Jam and Honey." 

July 10-13. 
Bonneville Sea Base, Grantsville. $94. 
Well, it's really hard to describe. Just check out the website! We can promise many friendly, colorful, creative people and art projects, and danceable music, and a wide-open landscape... and of course swimming!

Blog Updates 
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On vacation for the next couple of weeks.

See you back here on July 9.

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