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Oct. 8-15

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Dear friends and family,

It's a bigtime happening week (see below) ~ half of these events are marked in my personal calendar.

Also check out the October CATALYST ~ pick it up around town, or click on cover (left). Gardening, cooking, hunting, the latest on GMOs, and the unveiling of CATALYST's new "low-profit limited liability" standing ~ as well as the resource directory, your regular favorite columns and ads from local businesses.
Greta Belanger deJong 
editor & publisher, CATALYST
Event picks for
October 8-15
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.

"Howl" at 60
performed by Alex Caldiero 

Fri., Oct. 9, 7p
SLC Public Library Auditorium
210 E 400 S
60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl." "Howl" was written in 1955 and published as part of Ginsberg's 1956 collection of poetry titled Howl and Other Poems. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature, associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation. It will be performed by Utah poet Alex Caldiero.
Indian Art Market

Fri. & Sat., Oct. 10 & 11, 10a-5p
Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way 

20+ native artists (painting, jewelry, sculpture, beadwork and more), drumming & flute music.

Aerial Arts of Utah presents 
Flight of Fancy: Circus Dreams. 
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 9 & 10, 7:30p
Rose Wagner Theater
138 W. Broadway
$25/$15 for students with valid ID
Aerial fabrics, trapeze, lyra, rope and more.  

Meet the Candidates Day at Downtown Farmers Market.
Sat., Oct. 10, 8a-2p. 
Pioneer Park
300 S 300 W
Bonsai Show 

Sat., Oct. 10, 9-5p
Sun., Oct. 11, 9a-3p
Red Butte Gardens
300 Wakara Way
Bonsai Club of Utah exhibiting different styles, trees and tools for sale. Garden admission: $10; $8 65+, $6 children (3-17), members & U of U students free. 

Let There Be Light: A tour of Mid-Century Modern Churches. 
Sat., Oct. 10, 10a-5p
Memorial House in Memory Grove Park
375 N 120 E 
$25/20 adv. 
Presented by Salt Lake Modern, a committee of Utah Heritage Foundation. $25/20 adv. 
Alchemy, Art & Food: 
The Zurich Connection
(Jung Society fundraiser) 
Sat., Oct. 10, 6-10p
Historic Odd Fellows Hall
26 W Market St.  
Visit the historic Odd Fellows Hall for an evening that honors Carl Jung's Swiss origins, featuring Zurich specialties from Chef Froddy Volgger, formerly of the Vienna Bistro. Come get your freshly made spaetzle, geschnelztes and butternut succotash!

Music includes Alpenhorn players, local vocalists and a strolling violinist. View work of artists Carol Koleman, Jon Burton and Krisi Thoreson.

The dinner will be a wonderful opportunity for all those who have interest in psychology, philosophy, myth, religion and spirituality to discover and connect with other kindred spirits. This is the Jung Society's second annual dinner party.
Sat, Oct. 10, 1-3p
SLCC Community Writing Center
210 E. 400 S. 
Ste. #8 
$45, must register online
Learn structure, overcoming writing blocks, lyric & melody writing with local musician Miles Biddulph.
The Bee: True Stories from the Hive: There Here & Hereafter. 
Sat., Oct. 10, 7pm (doors @ 6)
The Leonardo
209 E 500 S.
$10 / $7 adv. 

Lovingly competitive storytelling, 10 storytellers picked at random from a hat. Cash bar. A Utah Humanities Book Festival event with booksellers from Ken Sanders Rare Books, The King's English and Weller's Bookworks. Supported by CATALYST. (This always sells out; come early!) 18+. 

Sat.-Sun., Oct. 10-11, 2-12p.
Fort Buenaventura
2450 A Ave, Ogden
Having trouble re-orienting after Burning Man? Miss your playa friends? That's why there's Decompression. Family-friendly overnight camping event with DJ's, live music and kids activities. Fort Buenaventura, 2450 A Ave, Ogden. Buy tix at IconoCLAD or online: $30 adults ($25 presale), $15 ages 13-17, kids 12 and under free.

The New Mastersounds @ 
The State Room
Tues., Oct. 13, 8p
The State Room
638 S. State
21+. $25

Four-piece jazz fusion and funk band from England.

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Meditation for Stress Reduction  
Wed., Oct. 14, 7p
Ruth Vine Tyler Library
8041 S Wood St., Midvale. 
Call it contemplation or prayer with attention ~ every spiritual tradition recommends some form of meditation for a peaceful, fulfilling life. His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj teaches two forms of meditation. Jyoti meditation focuses on the Inner Light. Shabd meditation, a higher-level technique taught at the time of initiation, focuses on the Inner Light and Sound.

Celebrate the Bounty

Wed., Oct. 15, 7-10p. 
Rico Warehouse
545 W 700 S

Local First's annual fundraiser gala featuring food from Avenues Bistro, Black Sheep Café, Even Stevens, Frida Bistro, From Scratch, Handle, Pallet, Red Iguana, Sage's, SLC Pop and Zest. $55 food, $65 food & two drink tickets. Silent auction with good stuff.
  Samba Fogo: Raizes do Samba (Roots of Samba)

Wed.-Fri., Oct. 15-17, 7:30-9:30p.
Rose Wagner
138 W 300 S
$20/18 student 

Live Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and fire dance tracing the history of the Samba tradition.

Parliament of
the World's Religions 
Oct. 15-19
Salt Palace Convention Center
100 W Temple
$550; $499/partner; $250 student
See schedule online. The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. Come hear many Nobel Peace Laureates, religious leaders, global thinkers, and interfaith activists.
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