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Event picks for
November 19-26
Jenk Star Monthly S.L.A.M. (Sustainable Living, Art & Music) gathering
Thurs., Nov. 19, 7p-2a
Jenk Star Center for Art 
and Sustainable Living (CASL)
222 S 586 E
$20/$15 adv. 

First monthly gathering of the Jenk Star (Green River) Ranch gang at their SLC center ~ "like Building Man in a bottle." Presentations by Adam White (Urban Foraging, Mushooms and Vermiculture) and James Loomis (Beyond Organic and Sustainable Agriculture: Regenrative Agriculure ~ Permaculture in Action). Music and dancing with JDs TanSnowMan, HooDoo2 and Illoom. Visual art, homegrown tech show-and-tell (water harvesting, growing spiraling, solar cooking, crickets as protein, much more. Solar Saucer (solar powered DJ booth). Don't miss the (loud but beautiful) ionic Solsonic Tesla Coil! 

RDT presents REVEL
Nov. 19-20, 7:30p
Rose Wagner Performing Arts 
138 W. 300 S.
Featuring "Crippled Up Blues and Other Tales From My Deseret" by William "Bill" Evans, "Begging the Question" by Clair Porter, "Jack" by Joanie Smith & "She" by Jacque Lynn Bell.

Joe Hill Roadshow featuring Otis Gibbs, Duncan Phillips, Kate MacLeod, Walter Parks
Fri., Nov. 20, 8p
The State Room
638 S. State St
21+ $15
The grand finale of The Joe Hill Roadshow, celebrating the life and times of Joel Emmanuel Hagglund, one of America's most beloved labor songwriters who was executed by the State of Utah, ostensibly for murder but some say for the crime of being a labor organizer.

Material of Memory: 
Artists' reception
Fri., Nov. 20, 6-9p
Urban Arts Gallery
137 Rio Grande St
Come meet and see the work of Adelaide Ryder, collections photographer at Utah Museum of Fine Arts who is also CATALYST's November cover photographer; and Amelia Davis, Candice Rigtrup, Jamie Workman and Michael Klekas. Live music by The Hips. 

SENSE/ABILITY: Grandma's Cupboard @UMOCA
Sat., Nov. 21, 10-11a
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
200 S. West Temple 
Created in collaboration with Easy to Love, Hard to Raise ~ a parents' support group for children with special needs ~ SENSE/ ABILITY fosters an accepting and understanding museum environment, in which sensory-sensitive children and their families will feel comfortable and included.

Winter Market

Sat., Nov. 21, 10a-2p
Rio Grande Depot
300 S Rio Grande St

Planning your holiday menu? Make your meal memorable by featuring local farms on your table this year. Winter Market at Rio Grande Pre-Thanksgiving Edition on November 21 will have some of Utah's best local growers selling holiday staples: onions, potatoes, carrots, winter squash-banana, spaghetti, pumpkin, acorn, herbs, garlic, shallots, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, several varieties of local apples and more.
DJ Better Homes & Gardens, 
with Cygnals

Sat., Nov. 21, 9p-2a
Zest Kitchen & Bar
275 W 200 W

Dance, dance, dance. Good food and fancy drinks, too. See you there!


Reduction of Source Emissions through Energy Efficient Buildings

Sun., Nov. 22, 2-3:30p
Salt Lake City Library, 210 E 400 S, 4th floor conference room
The Forum for Questioning Minds presents Ashley Miller, an attorney and program manager for Breathe Utah. Homes and small businesses account for 39% of air pollution.
Jazz Vespers

Sun., Nov. 22, 7:30p
(doors @ 7pm)
First Unitarian Church
569 S 1300 E

Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Kris Johnson on trumpet and Joe Chisholm on trombone.

Drag Becomes Him 

Mon., Nov. 23, 
Salt Lake City Library
210 E 400 S
Free. 21+
An intimate glimpse inside the life of the internationally acclaimed drag performer and season five winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, Jinx Monsoon.
Gerald Elias Benefit Concert for Citizens Climate Lobby
Tues., Nov. 24, 7:30p
University of Utah, Libby Gardner Hall, Presidents Circle
Gerald Elias and Vedrana Subotic will perform joyful sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven. Admission is FREE and though we are requesting a $25 to CCL, it's not mandatory. Just come with your family and friends and join hands for a great evening of music! Proceeds go the the Citizens Climate Lobby.
Iris. Utah Film Center free screening 

Wed., Nov. 25, 7p
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Drive

Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, IRIS is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.

Blog Updates 
Last week, before the attacks in Paris, I was speaking with a friend about what the Uranus/Pluto squares had put in motion in my personal life, as well as how the series of seven squares has affected how we live as a collective. (For those new to this column: From Spring 2012 until Spring 2015 there were seven exact Uranus/Pluto squares. A delineation of each can be found in the Archives on this site.) I quoted Dickens to my friend, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."...(read more).