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June 18 - June 25

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Dear friends and family,

Tonight we were planning on going to The Bee: True Stories From the Hive. But then we got a notice from the Society of Professional Journalists: CATALYST has been nominated for 15 awards this year, and the awards banquet is tonight at Frida Bistro.

So, much as we love The Bee (it will be the first one we've missed), we love a good awards ceremony even more. I will let you know next week how it all turns out.

Read the June CATALYST, left. See events, below.

Have a great weekend,
Greta deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for
June 18 - June 25

Thurs., June 18, 6-9:30p.
The Leonardo,
209 E. 500 S., 3rd fl. $7.
The theme of tonight's "lovingly competitive storytelling" night is "The Wild." Doors & bar open at 6pm. Stories at 7pm. 18+ event. Libations for 21+. Bring ID. Co-hosted by Giuliana Serena & Francesca Rosa. Presented in partnership with The Leonardo and with the support of CATALYST, KRCL 90.9 FM and Utah Humanities.
Friday, June 19, 8pm (doors 7pm). 
The State Room, 638 South State St. $13 

The release of his 2014 EP, Longest Year, marked a transition in the life of this honest and witty singer/ songwriter. "What I wanted was to have a batch of songs that expressed true transformation ~ some sort of positive change or awakening. And in reality ~ it's exactly what I got: the courage to tell the real story of how my life has been these past number of years."
Gallery Stroll 
Fri. June 19 
Downtown SLC

It's a third Friday again, which means downtown SLC's art galleries stay open late. Enjoy a night of strolling the city from gallery to boutique to gallery. See Corinne Geertsen's magically realistic work at Phillips Gallery, Urban Arts' "Inside the Funny Bone," Trent Call's "God Hates Robots," Jann Haworth at Modern West Fine Art, "Escape into Summer" at Horne Fine Art, and a lot more. It's a fun tour on two wheels; ride your own, or drive downtown and rent a green bike (
Fri.-Sun., June 19-21, 10a-6p (10-5p on Sun.)

Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer's prices. Nearly 150 exhibitors Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demonstrations. ***Check your copy of CATALYST, admission discounts in Gem Faire ad*** Tell them CATALYST sent you! $7 weekend pass. Free parking. 
Re-Skilling Fair   
Saturday, June 20 1-4pm
40 W Richard St (1120 S).
Learn practical skills for resilient and sustainable living. Workshops, ongoing demonstrations, entertainment. Take home what you make. Consider making a small $ donation for materials. Some skills that you can learn: candle-, shampoo-, skin cream-, dishwasher powder-making (bring small containers to take some home), Basic Clothes Mending (bring a thimble), Tool Sharpening (bring a shovel/hoe), Screen Printing (bring a shirt), Gardening Skills presented by Artists for Local Agriculture. Sponsored by Transition Salt Lake & Revolution United.
Sun., June 21 10a-1p 
$20 ($15 preregister)  

Humans have celebrated solstices and equinoxes as natural holidays for thousands of years with drumming, dancing, feasting and community rituals. It's in our blood. Join Fred Coyote and Sylvia Nibley along with Kaz Speirs and drummers, plus Giuliana  SerenaDwight Lindsay and Angie K. Millgate. Potluck feast. Bring a dish to share.

Tuesday, June 23  
Doors at 7pm,
film at sundown  
Red Butte Amphitheatre, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah. 


Mountain bike film. Bring your own cooler, blankets and low-back chairs. It cools down at night so be prepared. $15/$12 adv. Member discounts.
Wed., June 24, 7:30pm.
Broadway Centre Cinemas 
111 E. 300 S. 

The premiere of Elder chronicles the life of LDS missionary, who served in Italy during the1970s and found himself in a loving affair with a Communist named Gianni. Also being screened: TransMormon. Another LGBTQ themed film about a young local Mormon who is living as transgender. KUER's Doug Fabrizio will host a panel discussion afterward.

June 25-28, noon-11pm
Library Square, 200 E 400 S. 
Six performing stages, program slates in literary arts, visual arts, children, dance, musical commissions, street theater, do-it-yourself (makers) arts, urban arts, film, top national and world musicians, local music and culinary arts. The Utah Arts Festival is the state's largest outdoor festival celebrating the fine arts as well as multiple arts disciplines. The Festival features more than 163 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups, drawing 89,000 patrons each June to revel in the heart of Salt Lake City.  
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