CATALYST Weekly ReaderJuly 31 - Aug. 7

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The Lego Movie
Monday Family Night-Capoeria
Mondays in the Park Concerts: Nino Reyos and Harry James
Harvest Market Opening Day
We Can Pickle That
15 to Life: Kenneth's Story
March Fourth Marching Band at the State Room
Twilight Concert Series-Local Natives
Plan Ahead: Rising Pathways-Tai Chi Intensive Workshop with Jesse Tsao
The Aquarium Age
Psychic John Edward in Provo
Dear friends & family,

Below: some goings-on to lure you out of the house (and one late-night TV program worth watching). 

Here's the final view of our magnificent July cover, linking to the July issue. After midnight tonight, you'll connect to August's issue: From reflections on this year's E-11 festival to green roofs to an update on bees to an ode to a former porn star-turned-LDS, it's a quirky, well-written issue that's bound to bring you some pleasure.

Greta Belanger deJong
Editor & publisher

Event picks for
July 31 - Aug. 7
Fri. Aug. 1, 7:30p. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State. Free. (free parking on capitol hill)
Live music from Julia Lelis at 7:30p. Movie starts at sundownBring friends, family, snacks and a blanket! 

Watch the trailer for the movie here.


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Mon. Aug. 4, 6p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Included in admission $6-$10 (members free). 
Capoeira is a 500-year-old martial art, which includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty and power. It highlights an art form that involves kicks, ground movement, self-defense acrobatics, music and more. 


Mon. Aug. 4, 6:45p.

Liberty Park, on the front porch of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, 600 E 900 S. Free.


 Reyos is a master of the Native American flute and plays both traditional tunes and those of his own composition.

James sings songs and promotes important traditions of his Diné heritage. An elder, veteran and community organizer, he weaves songs and stories accompanied by the hand drum.

Tues. Aug. 5, 4p-dusk. 
Pioneer Park, 300 S 300 W.  
Stop by after work for the freshest local produce from around the valley, plus baked goods, meats, cheeses and other delicious items. One food truck is featured each week so you can pick up a snack or have dinner in the park. (Continues Tuesdays through October 21.) 

Tues. Aug. 5, 6-9p.  Harmons City Creek, 135 E 100 S. $25.  
Learn to preserve using a water bath technique and a variety of pickling brines, herbs, and spices taught by Alison Einerson. 


Tues. Aug. 5, 11p. KUED Channel 7.


The U.S. is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 

Watch the trailer here.

Thurs. Aug 7, 8p. The State Room, 638 S State. $18.
With a rallying cry of "Joy Now!" March Fourth Marching Band (known by M4 by its growing legion of fans) throw itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle. CATALYST highly recommends this show!   
Twilight Concert Series: Local Natives with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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


Local Natives is an indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. 

Aug. 16-17, 9a-5p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. $250. 


Two days of hands-on instruction with 12th-generation tai chi master and former Chinese gold medalist Jesse Tsao. It's the perfect opportunity to elevate your art, whether you are a beginner, advanced or anywhere in-between. 

Blog Updates 
I think there should be a Mars ritual, this week, so we can clearly mark the end of its eight-month-plus transit through Libra, a trek that began on December 7, 2013 and finally ends on Friday, July 25, as well as delineate the beginning of its seven-week transit through Scorpio, a journey that begins on July 25 and ends on September 13. I'm not sure what a "Bye-Bye Mars In Libra" ritual would look like, although I'm certain just about every Libra would (without a moment's hesitation) create an interpretative dance expressing both grief and relief...(read more).

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