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Dear friends and family,

The October CATALYST is hot off the press. Pick it up around town, or click on cover (left). It's the Harvest Issue. We cover the gamut, from hunting (Ben Bombard) to harvest dances (Amy Brunvand), with gardening, cooking and and the latest on GMOs in between. Also check out what's happening in our City of Salt this week!
Greta Belanger deJong 
editor & publisher, CATALYST
Event picks for
October 1-8
18th Annual
Utah Humanities Book Festival 

Today through Oct. 18: 18th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. Statewide. Featuring William T. Vollmann, Terry Tempest Williams, Ron Carlson, Carl Phillips and many more. Utah's signature literary event.

Get all details online:
12th Annual Lotus Festival
Fri., Oct 2, 5-9pm
Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa, 
740 S 300 W.

T'ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, laido & Kendo demonstrations, tea ceremony, make mala and prayer flags, rare Buddhist relics on exhibit, silent auction, food by A Taste of Asian Food & Tea ($5).

"Counter Points" opening reception ~ art by Kristina Lenzi
and Darryl Erdmann
Fri., Oct. 1, 6-8pm
Finch Lane Gallery, 
54 Finch Lane in Reservoir Park.
Abstract art. Lenzi is inspired by Muppet muses Kermit the Frog and Yoda. Erdmann's work explores space, color, line and their relationship to life.

Jung Society Lecture: Lucid Dreaming's Potential for Personal and Spiritual Growth w/ Robert Waggoner

Fri., Oct. 2, 7-9pm. Free.
SLC Public Library, 210 E 400 S
Consciously aware in a dream, you can fly or perform other magical feats But did you know that within a lucid dream, you can also meditate? Or actively work to achieve a healing of your physical or emotional self? Practiced for thousands of years in the wisdom traditions, lucid dreaming holds incredible potential for advancing personal and spiritual growth. Robert Waggoner is the author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. Come early, stay late.

Accompanying art exhibit: Lucid dream-inspired photos by longtime CATALYST staffer and once-and-future columnist Carol Koleman.     
Also: Lucid Dreaming Workshop with Robert Waggoner. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 3-4, 9am-3pm. Wasatch Retreat and Conference Center at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah, 75 S 200 E. $185 ($99/one day only).
NKUT Super Adoption

Fri., Oct. 2, 12-7pm
Sat., Oct. 3, 10am-6pm
Utah State Fair Park
155 N 1000 W
800+ adoptable animals starting at $25 (includes spay/neuter, vaccinations & adoption starter kit).  

Dance party: Lunar Apogee.

Sat.-Sun., Oct. 3-4, 9pm-6am
The Fallout, 625 S 600 W. 
$12 presale, $15 before 11p, $20 after 11p. 
New World presents sound, stage and visuals for a house and techno extravaganza straight from the cosmos. The late night dance party will be complemented with chill space, vendors, artists and workshops forming a one night space travel experience.
 DJ lineup includes one of our faves, Better Homes & Gardens (aka Tyler Smith).

You MUST RSVP by accepting and joining the invite to the Facebook page. This is the only way to guarantee your entry. 
Facebook Event Link
First Sunday Mindful Meditation w/ Charlotte Bell and Marlena Lambert 
Sun., Oct. 4, 7-8:30pm 
 Mindful Yoga Collective
223 S 700 E.
Listen to a recorded talk on lovingkindness, one of the four Brahma Viharas, by Joseph Goldstein.

The meditation group is informal. No meditation experience is necessary. There are plenty of cushions, benches and chairs for you to sit on.

Free, but you may make an optional donation to help pay for the space.

Sun., Oct. 4, 5pm. 
All Saints Episcopal Church
1710 S. Foothill Dr. 
Monica Pasqual, daughter of artist Pilar Pobil and winner of multiple music awards with the Bay Area band Blame Sally, performs with cellist Josh McClain as a benefit the Pilar Pobil Legacy Foundation. $30. All proceeds go to the organization.
Watch video here: YouTube Video 

Beauty: The Truth Behind the Illusion
Tues., Oct. 6, 5:30-8p
20 So. W Temple.

The Illusionists
(film) by Elena Rossini, presented by the Utah Women's Giving Circle. Discussion follows, on the topic of unattainable beauty and empowering our own definitions of beauty.
RSVP recommended:
Artist Workshop Series:
Bone Necklaces
Wed., Oct. 7, 6:30pm
Natural History Museum of Utah, 
301 Wakara Way
$25/$22.50 members
Learn to make a necklace out of found animal bones with Jeremy Riley of Lie Creative. Bones provided.
The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Mychal Denzel Smith.

Thurs., Oct. 8, 7-9pm
SLC Public Library Auditorium, 210 E 400 S.

 Topic: Race and Policing. Mychal Denzel Smith is a contributing writer at The Nation, a blogger at and a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute. He is the author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching,  forthcoming from Nation Books. He is also a freelance writer and social commentator. His work on race, politics, social justice, pop culture, hip hop, mental health, feminism and black male identity has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian, Ebony, theGrio, The Root, The Huffington Post and GOOD magazine.

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