CATALYST Weekly ReaderSept. 19- Sept. 25

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Alfred Lambourne Award
Mine Goes to 11: The MoFo Show
Swaner Star Party 2014
Gallery Stroll
Second Annual Utah Clean Air Fair
TEDx Salt Lake City - Simulcast
After Glow-TEDx
E.A.T. Bike Tour
2014 Rumi Festival
Third Saturday Contra Dance
Paul Oakenfold at Park City
9th West Farmer's Market-Pet Day and UMOCA Art Truck
Green Drinks
Dog Park and Trail Etiquette
Utah Film Center free film screenings
Ririe Woodbury Presents: Fall Season
The Aquarium Age
Dear friends & family,
I'm busy canning pears. Soon it will be applesauce, and dried apples. Meanwhile, the zucchini and basil keep coming. I've got the fall feeling inside, even if the weather still insists on summer.

The week at hand is like the garden's abundance: amazing, diverse and abundant. See (below) for yourself.

~ Greta Belanger deJong
editor & publisher

(Click on cover, above left, for this month's issue of CATALYST magazine.)
Event picks for
Sept. 19 - Sept. 25  


Fri. Sept. 19, 6p. Alderwood Fine Art, 641 E South Temple


 The Alfred Lambourne Award is the FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake's first annual recognition and celebration of regional creativity in­spired by our inland sea.  $1,000 will be awarded to a work that most speaks to the inspiration and wonder that our lake evokes. Written and musical submissions will be read and performed from 6-7:30p. Visual arts submissions are on display all evening and through October 9. The grand prize will be awarded at 7:30p.

Sept. 19 & 20, 7:15p. Marriott Center for Dance, 330 S 1500 E. $20 (discounts available).
CATALYST won't miss this one. Each performance will be unique, showcasing the company's exceptional ability to create 11 years of spontaneous art.

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Fri. Sept. 19, 8p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive, Park City. $5 (members free)
Celebrate and learn about deep space observation! Paul Ricketts and staff from the University of Utah South Physics Observa­tory will instruct telescope use on the Swaner EcoCenter pier. 


Fri. Sept. 19, 6-9p. Free.


Looking for an excuse to wander around downtown window-shopping, popping into art galleries and maybe stopping somewhere for a bite to eat? Tonight's the night. Bonus: It's a lovely night for bicycling.  (Remember your lights.) 


Sat. Sept. 20, 12-5p. Library Square Plaza, 
210 E 400 S. 


It's an "idea fair"! Visit the booths of organizations working on clean-air solutions. Vote on the one you like best.  Enjoy live local music and art. Keynote speakers. Alternative energy solutions. Re-skilling workshops. Relevant games. Prizes. Electric car and bike show. Visit the CATALYST booth to share "Love Your Lungs" ideas!

Sat. Sept. 20, 9a. Visit website for specific times and locations. 


Tickets for TEDxSaltLakeCity are sold out, but several locations are still available for the simulcast. Watch talks and win TEDx prizes all while communicating seamlessly in real time with the speakers, sponsors, and other attendees tuning in. 

Sat. Sept. 20, 6:30-10p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $20/$25.

Celebrate with our speakers, sponsors, planning committee and other SLC innovators and host Deena Marie for a night of local food and live performances. 


Sat. Sept. 20, 1p. See website for a map of the tour.


Eat Art Together (E.A.T.) is a community outreach initiative now through October that connects art and food, reimagining our relationships with the land, city and each other. Partner­ing with Wasatch Community Gardens, Neigh­borhood House and Real Food Rising, the Utah Contemporary Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) will host events and sponsor art projects to promote sustainable urban farming and build our relationship with the land that surrounds us. This bike tour of community gardens around the city and the Salt Lake City Farmer's Market ends with a stop at a local eatery. This relaxed five-mile ride will help you get acquainted with local farming. (Bikes available if you need one.) 

Sat. Sept. 20, 2-4:30p.
Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S 2100 E..

"Eight centuries after his death, Attar, a brilliant star in the spiritual sky of humanity, still illuminates and guides us. Rumi has been reported to have said, 'Attar journeyed the seven cities of love; we are still at the turn of one street.'" So begins a talk on "Attar and Rumi on Seven Valleys of Spiritual Journey" by Rasoul Sorkhabi. All are welcome to this gathering of poetry, art, music and contemplation.




Sat. Sept. 20, 7-10:30p. 
Montessori Commu­nity School, 2415 E 1700 S. $8.  
Featuring music by regional band "bandage a Trois." All dances are taught and called. Come alone or with a partner. First-time dancers welcome. CATALYST went to this once; we'll definitely make it back. It was great exercise (for both body and brain) and the all-ages crowd was lots of fun. 

Sat. Sept. 20, 9p. 
Park City Live, 427 S Main Park City. $25-$40.  


Three-time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold returns to his roots as the original pioneer and icon of the global trance scene with his Trance Mission album and begins his new North American Tour in Fall of 2014. 

Sun. Sept. 21, 9a-2p.
 1000 S 900 W. Free.


In addition to tomatoes, melons and the rest, you can check out the many animal rescue groups (uh-oh, you might not go home alone) and visit the UMOCA Art. 

Tues. Sept. 23, 6-9p.
 Liberty Heights, 1290 S 1100 E. $5-$10 requested donation. Free.


Steven Rosenberg, the Chief Eating Officer, will talk about the history of Liberty Heights Fresh and its commitment to sustainability, supporting organically grown food, sourcing from small farmers, rejecting GMOs and bringing quality products from around the block and around the world for over 21 years.

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Tues. Sept. 23, 7p.
 REI 3285 E 3300 E. Free. 


Learn all the information about keeping your dog safe and protecting the environment. 

Tues. Sept. 23, 7p.
 Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.


American Meat explores the meat industry with a solutions-based approach. Featuring interviews with farmers from across the country, the film provides a historical and current look at large scale industrial farming and the revolutionary response some farmers are taking to change the system. 


Thurs. Sept. 25, 7:30p.
 Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $35.


Choreographed by Jonah Bokaer, Johannes Wieland and Daniel Charon. 

Blog Updates 
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