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Nov. 21- Nov. 27

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In This Newsletter:
Our Bionic Future
The Mitch Show
Winter Market
New Moon
Orgone at The State Room
Tales From The Long Memory with Duncan Phillips
The Prehistory of Europe
Avalanche Awareness - Know Before You Go
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Aquarium Age
Event picks for
Nov. 21- Nov. 27

Friday, Nov. 21, 7p. 
The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S. Free with admissions to Body Worlds and Cycle of Life.
Can you live without a pulse? Could you see without any eyes? Next-generation bionics go beyond prosthetics, allowing us to not only run, jump, and dance like never before, but to experience life in a completely new way. Take part in a discussion reviewing the massive launches made in bionic innovations, look at how science fiction has influenced our technologies, then get a sneak peek into the future of bionics. There will even be an obstacle course so able-bodied individuals can experience a glimpse into the everyday life of a person with prosthetic limbs. 

Nov. 21-22, 7:30p. 
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S. $10.
The Mitch Show is a fast-paced evening of comic films and audience-participation pieces by Mitchell Rose. A former choreographer and performance artist, now prize-winning filmmaker, Mitch's offbeat films have won 61 festival awards and are screened across the globe, from the Getty Museum to the CBS JumboVision in Times Square to a State Dept. tour of Kosovo. Maniacally funny, often poignant and always surprising, The Mitch Show appeals equally to fans of film, theater, dance, and comedy.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 10a-2p. 
Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St. Free.
Farm-fresh produce, eggs, meat, specialty foods and fresh-baked goods. Every other Saturday. 

Saturday, Nov. 22.
Rises at 7:22am, sets at 5:38pm.


Saturday, Nov. 22, 9p.  The State Room, 638 South State. $17 (21+) 
For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up nightclubs and drenching the largest music festivals in the country in sweat. Serving a cold-blooded concoction of deep soul, rare funk, and Afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA, Orgone's music grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet, and shoves you out onto the dance floor. Yep, we're going. 

Saturday, Nov. 22, 7-9p.  Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 South 200 East. $10.
An evening of live music with Duncan Phillips, Mike Iverson, Marv Hamilton, Chris Orrock and Nathan Spenser. This is a fundraising event for a documentary film series based on the U. Utah Phillips' radio show "Loafer's Glory: The Hobo Jungle of the Mind."  
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2p (socializing at 1:45p).  Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 4th floor meeting room. Free.
"The Human Genome project has brought dramatic progress to unraveling the history and movements of ancient human populations," says Harpending. "The peoples of Europe are descended from three ancestral populations. The earliest, the hunter-gatherers, appeared in Europe about 45,000 years ago and brought art, sculpture, personal adornment, and projectile weapons. About 12,000 years ago farming entered Europe from the Middle East via Anatolia, gradually displacing many of the hunter-gatherers. Finally about 5,000 years ago with much violence and disruption a new group of farmers and herders with origins in northern Eurasia and with genome features shared with American Indians, speaking Indo-European languages, created the third component of European Ancestry." 

Monday, Nov. 24, 7-8:30p. SLC REI, 3285 E. 3300 S. Free.
Multi-media talk includes a 15-minute video on avalanche safety basics followed by a half-hour PowerPoint on how to stay alive in avalanche terrain. Subjects include avalanche rescue, how avalanches work, reading avalanche terrain, obvious clues to instability, avalanche weather, safe travel practices and essential equipment. Presented by a representative of the Utah Avalanche Center. Ages 12 and older. 

Blog Updates 
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