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Nov. 6- Nov. 13

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Full Moon
SpyHop's Annual Pitchnic Premier 2014
World Vasectomy Day Celebration
Bringing Together Art & Ales
Jung Society lecture
Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan
Adopt-a-Native-Elder presents Honoring Our Weavers
Winter Market
Cantu's Culinary Creations Annual Fall Open Kitchen
Healing the Warrior's Heart
Free National Park Entrance Day
New Narratives: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty
WorlDance 2014
Winter Raptor Survey orientation
Out of Control-Addiction and the Brain
HEAL Utah's fall party
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
The Aquarium Age
Dear friends and family,
The November issue of CATALYST is here! Click on that lovely owl to the left. Anodea Judith talks to us about the chakra system. We consider the future of jazz. Alice Toler recollects an unusual childhood in the Bahamas as the cocaine cartels were moving in.  We learn about the Eastern seasoning hing. (You can read about staff writer Katherin Pioli's all-natural wedding in my column, too!)

Below are my abundant picks for the week ahead. I wish I had three of me. Enjoy.

~ Greta Belanger deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for
Nov. 6- Nov. 13

Thursday, Nov. 6, 3:23pm. 




Thursday. Nov. 6, 7:15-9:30p.  Rose Wagner Performing Arts, 138 W 300 S. $8.   
Conceived in 2001 as an innovative way of uniting talented and passionate young filmmakers with real production resources, PitchNic allows experienced student filmmakers access to the funds, equipment and professional mentorship needed to create top-caliber films. PitchNic films have screened at over 30 festivals internationally, including Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival.

Attend  to support the next generation of local Utah filmmakers!
Friday, Nov. 7, 6p.  The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 So. Free.
A showing of The Vasectomist; with a discussion following. Presented by the Utah Population and Environment Coalition in cooperation with Planned Parenthood and cooperating physicians. 

To view the trailer, click here. 

Friday, Nov. 7, 7:30-9:30p. 
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S West Temple. $20 (additional beer purchases available).  

Utah Brewers Guild brewers choose art from UMOCA's galleries and brew a beer to match that object's qualities. Drink the beer, contemplate the art. Admission, light appetizers, beer tastings. 

Friday, Nov. 7, 7-9p.
City Library, auditorium. 210 E. 400 S. Free.
Come early for coffee and cookies; stay late for music. Jungian analyst Michael Adams will present famous cases of altered states of consciousness and lead a discussion about the importance of contemporary epiphanies.
(On Saturday, Adams will present The Imagination of Dreams: An Intensive Workshop. 9a-1p. U of U Student Union Building. 200 S. Central Campus Drive. $49.) 

Friday, Nov. 7, 8p-1a.
666 S State Bar Deluxe, $10.
Prepare to be immersed in the raw authenticity, beauty and artistry of the Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan. A vibrant evening of live music and dance from a world-renowned group of outstanding folk musicians and dancers who will perform the traditional arts from the desert of Rajasthan, India. This is their first US tour and will be a performance like no other. See you there! 

Facebook Event Link 

Nov. 7-9, Fri 6-10p, Sat & Sun 10a-6p. 
Snow Park Lodge (Park City), 2250 Deer Valley Dr. (Fri- $30, Sat & Sun $5 or canned food donation). 
Inspired by a group of Dine (Navajo) women she met at a Park City rug show in the 1980s, Utah-based artist Linda Myers began donating food, clothing and basic medicine supplies to the Dine community. Since then, Myers' work has developed into the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program, which works to support native elders and preserve their traditional arts.
This year, Adopt-A-Native-Elder hosts its 25th annual rug show in Park City. For this special show, each handwoven rug is a self-portrait of the artist. All proceeds from the sale of the rugs go directly to the weavers. 

Saturday, Nov. 8, 10a-2p. 
Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St. Free.
Farm-fresh produce, eggs, meat, specialty foods and fresh-baked goods. Vendors include Parker Farms, Blue Spring Farm, Crumb Bros., Clifford Farms, Canyon Meadows Ranch, Laziz Spreads, Amour Spreads, Vive Juicery, and many more. Every other Saturday. 


Saturday, Nov. 8, 6-9p. 2163 S. Richards St. $15-$20 suggested contribution. 

Come see what Daniel and his crew can do. There will be plenty of both meat and veggie options.



Sunday, Nov. 10, 9p. 

Airs on KUED Channel 7.
New documentary explores Native American healing traditions for veterans with PTSD. Narrated by Peter Coyote. Produced by the Western Folklife Center in collaboration with Tribal Eye Productions and KUED.


Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Visit all national parks, including Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, for free! From Moab, you get two parks from one location and can sample both parks in a day.

For more info visit

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 4-8p. 
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive. Free. 
Celebrate exciting new work by the nationally and internationally recognized artists and designers who teach in the University of Utah's Department of Art and Art History. 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7-9p. 
Kingsbury Hall, 7-9pm. $10/$5 students & seniors. 
Musicians and dancers celebrate cultural music and dance. Featuring the internationally recognized Turkish musician Mr. Latif Bolat and Persian ney player Mr. Amir Mohammadi along with dancers from Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Character Dance Ensemble U of U, Salt Lake City Ballet and more. 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7p. 
HawkWatch International, 2240 S. 900 E. Free.
Citizen science volunteers are needed to help collect data on wintering raptor behaviors and habitat use. 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-7:30p. 
The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S. Free.
Derived from the Latin term for "enslaved" or "bound," addiction is a chronic brain disorder found in one in every 10 Americans. For years, experts thought only alcohol and drugs caused addiction. However, new technologies prove that any number of pleasurable activities (sex, shopping, texting) can also hijack the brain. Panel discussion with Perry Renshaw, Professor of Psychiatry with the Neuro­biology of Disease Brain and Behavior; and Chris Gregg, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, moderated by Ryan Cunningham, reporter, KCPW. Audience interaction is encouraged. Appetizers and drinks available for purchase.
Registration required. Visit: 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-9p. 
State Room,
638 S. State St. 21+.
Live music by the Lab Dogs, tasty treats from Finca, cash bar. Also you'll get the inside scoop behind the politics of air quality, and what HEAL is doing. 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 7p. 
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S. Free.
A look at the birth of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s, the film focuses on grassroots organizers and reveals a wide-reaching movement. Sponsored by Utah Film Center. 

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