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Oct. 30- Nov. 6

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Krishna: Lord of Vrindavan
Halloween Blackout Dinner
The Dhamma Brothers
Day of the Dead Sacred Cacao Ceremony
Orchid Show at Red Butte Garden
Wheeler Farm Winter Market
Faure Requiem
Daylight Saving Time ends
Cheese and Yogurt Making
Beats Antique
Secrets of the Past
When I Walk
Peter Metcalf on "Our Public Lands"
Full Moon
The Aquarium Age
Dear friends and family,
Tomorrow (Friday), the November issue of CATALYST will be on the web and, starting Saturday, on the newsstands. For today, though, you can still access October here. Below are my picks for the week ahead. Enjoy.

~ Greta Belanger deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for
Oct. 30- Nov. 6 


Through Nov.20, 10a-5p (Tues-Fri) 11a-5p (Sat & Sun). Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. $7-$9 (members free).   
Companion exhibition to Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh, Krishna: Lord of Vrindavan explores the Hindu god Krishna through sacred and secular artworks, dating from the 11th century to the 20th, from the Museum's Asian art collection. Krishna promised followers that through bhakti (devotion) to him, one could gain moksha (salvation).

Oct. 30 & 31, 5-10p. 
Tin Angel Cafe, 365 W. 400 S. 5-10p. $40-67.
We don't normally post stuff like this but this annual event is so fun. Second course comes with a blindfold! Four courses $40; wine pairing extra. See FB for menu. Reservations: 801-328-4155.

Facebook Event Link 

Saturday, Nov. 1, 3p. 
Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.  

The documentary film follows a group of inmates from a maximum-security Alabama prison as they enter into a Vipassana meditation program, an arduous program requiring over 100 hours of silent meditation. The film shows the transformative power of Vipassana and the effect it has on the inmates, who emerge from the program with a sense of peace and purpose. A senior assistant teacher of Vipassana meditation, Brett Morris--who has taught several courses at the prison--will introduce the film and hold a Q & A session afterward. 

To watch the trailer, click here. 

Saturday, Nov. 1, 6:30-9p.
The Yoga Center, 4689 Holladay Blvd. $35. 

With Andrea Bernstein, Fred Coyote, Leraine Horstmanshoff and Jennifer (Shen) Airmet. "We will be creating the space to amplify the energies of this potent time, honor our lives and reflect upon what needs to die so we can be available to what wants to be reborn! Guided by the Spirit of the Sacred Cacao plant, we will set the intention to connect with the unseen world and open ourselves to this deeper wisdom."

Facebook Event Link 

Nov. 1-2, 10a-5p.
Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular admission ($6-$10); students & members free.
See orchids your imagination couldn't even have dreamed up in the Orangerie at Red Butte Garden. Members of the Utah Orchid Society will offer advice about growing and caring for orchids. There will also be a large selection of beautiful orchids for sale at a range of prices. While you're there, tour the gardens! 

Sunday Nov. 2, 10a-2p.
Wheeler Farm, 6351 S 900 E. Free admission.
If you got the farmers market bug this summer and just don't want to quit, you don't have to. Wheeler Farm's winter market is held inside the comfort of the historic barn. Come shop, eat! (Apparently you can find gooey pastries there as well!) Hosted by Wasatch Front Farmers Market. 

Sunday Nov. 2, 4-5:30p.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 261 S 900 E. Free.
The people of St. Paul's present Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. This solemn requiem will be performed with choir, soloists and orchestra. The contemplative service means a great deal to those who have lost family and loved ones, and it stirs the soul to remind us of things greater than our own pain and loss. A reception will follow. 

Facebook Event Link 

Sun, Nov. 2, 2a.   

Set clocks back 1 hour.  



Mon. Nov. 3, 6-8p. 

Harmons City Creek, 135  E 100 S. $25.

This workshop is a primer for the beginning dairy enthusiast. Learn about easy-to-make soft cheeses. Make a quick mozzarella, ricotta, and yogurt products. 



Wednesday, Npv. 5, 6:30p. The Complex, 536 W. 100 S. $32.50

With Emancipator and Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set). 



Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30p. 

Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Dr. Free.
Jerry Spangler, a recognized expert on the prehistoric peoples of the northern Colorado Plateau, will provide a glimpse into the cultural history of Greater Canyonlands and its 12,000 years of human history. Light refreshments.


Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. Free.

One man's inspiring journey over six years of following his multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 12:15p. 
U of U SJ Quinney College of Law. 323 S. 1400 East. Free. 
Peter Metcalf, CEO & Co-Founder of Black Diamond, will discuss the House Bill 148, the recreation economy, the creative class, and what the BLM tag line "land of many uses" actually means. Green Bag lecture.
This event will be streamed online on a university event webpage. 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7p. 


Blog Updates 
The final Mercury Retrograde phase of the year is over, the retrogrades of 2014 are finally behind us, and all the planets that drive the mechanics of daily life-Mercury, Venus, and Mars-are in fast-forward, quickening the pace of regular routines and, perhaps, making some of us wish that the wheels of life weren't moving quite so quickly. But not to worry: For those seeking a crawl, Neptune is retrograde until November 16, Jupiter goes retrograde on December 8, AND Uranus remains retrograde until December 15...(read more).