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July 16 - July 23

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Dear friends and family,

Pick up a copy of the July CATALYST. Or click on the cover to the left. Pax Rasmussen muses on eating invasive species. Amy Brunvand brings us the latest in enviro news. Nicole deVaney offers a tasty recipe for fermented ginger ale. Dennis Hinkamp explains how to be less of a jerk. I write about my conversation with John Gray, the Men Are From Mars guy, with whom I share a birthdate and year. And more.

It's a big week ahead. See my picks, below.

Greta deJong
editor & publisher

Event picks for
July 16 - July 23  
Salt City Steamfest 2015

Fri., July 17-18 
Sheraton Hotel, 150 W. 500 S. $45-$50 
A Steampunk experience convention mixing immersion and live action role-play, with creative workshops and a DIY community.  
Friday Night Flicks
Fri., July 17 8:30-11pm  
Wasatch Hollow Park, 1650 E. 1700 S. 

Family-friendly movies are shown on a large inflatable screen. Free popcorn while it lasts. Bring blankets, chairs. Community booths open at 8pm; movie begins around 9:15pm. This week: Rudy.

Red Butte Garden Tour 
 Fri., July 17, 7-8:30pm
Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way
Sunset tour with a guide. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet in the Visitor Center Courtyard. Registration required. Regular garden admission/members free.

Fri., July 17,
6-9pm. See website for participating galleries.

Check out the show at Finch Lane Gallery 54 Finch Lane, Reservoir Park, Namon Bills creates an installation that honors earth, air, fire and rain. Brian Lindley takes traditional auto body paint, airbrushes aluminum panels and creates red rock wonders; and Eleanor Scholtz uses wood burning on panels and motifs from Islamic design.

Urban Arts Festival 2015      
Sat., July 18, 11 am-10pm 
The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St. Free. 

Featuring art, music on three stages (hip-hop, rock, funk and jazz), urban dance, urban gardening, skateboarding and demonstrations from Utah's top mural and street artists with a community wall for everyone to paint on.
Alt Press Fest
Sat., July 18, 10-6pm 
The City Library's 7th annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Some of Salt Lake's finest artists will host workshops to show you the tricks of their trades and dozens of artists and writers will exhibit their wares in the Main Library's grand Urban Room.  

Yarn; Triggers & Slips
at Garage on Beck
Sat., July 18, 8pm
1199 Beck St. 

Yarn: music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives; this generation's digital native. Triggers & Slips: implement a healthy dose of honky tonk, sprinkled with rock, folk, bluegrass & elements of psychedelia. Limited tickets available. $15/$13 adv.


"Super [Singing) Bowl" Sunday at Dancing Cranes

Sun., July 19, 1pm
675 E. Simpson Ave. (2240 South)

Himalayan metal bowls, crystal singing bowls, flutes, drums, didgeridoos, rattles, gongs, chimes, more. With Chad Davis, Curtis Forbush & guests.


Film Buff Night: The Truman Show
Mon., July 20, 10pm
677 S. 200 W.

A different film every Monday. Free. This week: He doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's life is a big tv set. 1998, starring Jim Carrey.
Yappy Hour
Tues., July 21, 5-9pm
Liberty Park, 900 So. 600 East (east end)
Bring your pups for an evening of off-leash play while you enjoy live classic rock 'n' roll. Food and beer for purchase.

Link to facebook event 

Twilight Concert Series ~ Father John Misty and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
July 23. 
Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W. $10/$5 adv.
J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, is an American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer. His latest album, I Love You, Honeybear contains songs that are a narration of his experience falling in love. 


Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival
Thurs., July 23-26. 
Mystic Hot Springs,
475 E. 100 N., Monroe  

Four nights of music, four days of festival fun and activities focused on sustainability, art and movement. On-site camping, soothing hot springs, fireworks and good ol' hospitality. An intimate event in an extraordinary setting. $399 4 days & 4 nights/$125 1 day 1 night.


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