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November 27- December 3
Feel the Bern: Utah Millennials for Bernie Sanders
Fri., Nov. 27, 8:30p
60 e. 800 s. 
It's time to make politics millennial. Funds will be divided 50/50 between the national campaign and local organizing efforts. As well as a local business raffle, we'll have Bernie shirts for sale and a screen printer for Bernie logos, so bring a shirt. Let's get together and Bern it Down!
Music by Baby Gurl, Hectic Hobo, Talia Keys, DJ Nix Beat, Lost, The Artist.

Speakers: Marcus MacDonald, social justice advocate/design/media/
marketing expert and Lauren Wood, environmental activist and co-founder of Peaceful Uprising.  

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons
Fri., November 27, 9pm
The State Room, 638 S State

 Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/cosmosexschoolrecords/jerry-joseph-jackmormons-arms-by-your-side
Shift Your Spending Week: Shop Local
Fri, November 27-Sat, Dec 5

A message from Local First ~
Imagine this: If we all shift just 10% of our spending to local businesses, on a yearly basis, $1.3 billion will stay in our Utah economy!

That number may seem astronomical, but it's within our reach. That's why we're calling on Utahns to shift at least 10% of their holiday shopping towards locally owned, independent businesses. And, we're providing businesses with unique, versatile marketing materials to help amplify their voices throughout the holiday season.
Small Business Saturday @ UMOCA
Sat, Nov 28, 11am
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 W Temple

In the Art Shop: eye-catching mixed-media works and wares, all by local artists. Plus, artists Cat Palmer, Ernie Gentry and Jena Schmidt have set up shop in the museum lobby for Small Business Saturday
. Stop by, sip on hot chocolate, shop small, and support local artists!  
Visit art shop: http://www.utahmoca.org/art-shop
Jazz Vespers

Sun,,November 29, 7:30pm (door @ 7)

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. 
Insights to Conservation 
Book Club: Howl: of Woman and Wolf by Susan Imhoff Bird

Tues, Dec 1, 6:30pm
Sustainable Startups
340 E 400 S, Ste 50

Susan will join us in person to discuss her book.
Link to facebook event
This Changes Everything

Tues, Dec 1, 7pm
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
201 Presidents Circle
Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller. Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines. Klein's narration connects the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. She builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. 
Tues, December 1, 7pm
Salt Lake City Library, 210 E 400 S
Based on one extraordinary girl's story, Sold is the story of 13-year-old Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. The film illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year. Sold is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. The feature-length film is an adaptation of the  acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick.

Post-film discussion with the director, producer and author McCormick.

Winter Nights @ 
Natural History Museum of Utah
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 5-9p
Natural History Museum 
301 Wakara Way
Museum Admission  
Music, discounts at the Museum store, ornament making, cookies and hot chocolate.

Years of Living Dangerously Film Series (episode 3: The Surge) 

Thurs, Dec 3, 7pm
Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes follows Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm (R) after Hurricane Sandy devastated so much of his district. Hayes gives a history of climate change in the political realm and points out the prominent Republicans, from Nixon to McCain, who publicly acknowledged the threat of climate change. In recent years, though, the topic has become bitterly partisan. Rep. Grimm says "the jury is obviously still out on it."
Followed by a panel discussion featuring two local champions of climate change action, Bill Barron and Steve Glaser,  and local leadership from Citizens' Climate Lobby. 

BOOKSMART @ Plan-B Theatre 
Dec. 3-6, 10-13
Th & F @ 8p, Sat @4 & 8p, Sun @ 2p.
The Rose Wagner, 138 W 300 S
World premiere. A comedy about someone who is fed up with his retail job at Christmas, written and directed by Rob Tennant. (See story, November CATALYST.) 

KRCL's Annual Polar Jubilee

Friday, Dec 46-10pm
Gallivan Center, 239 S Main St
$20/15 adv.

This year's Polar Jubilee is an outdoor party with live music, fire pits, ice skating, light displays, ugly sweaters and fun for the entire family!  Live music from Utah's own Fictionist, The National Parks and Two Nations. Food trucks. Photo booth. Libations.
Volunteers of America will be there to accept donations of hats, gloves, scarves and warm socks. 
The British Passion for Landscape:
Masterpieces from National Museum Wales 
Through December 13

Before your next visit to the UMFA, enjoy a five-minute video tour of this "once in a lifetime" exhibition with KUED's Contact in the Community, hosted by Mary Dickson.
Co-curator Tim Barringer shares his unique and expert perspective on these remarkable paintings and their pivotal role in art history. 

Reminder: Wednesday nights are $5 after 5pm; first Wednesdays are FREE all day. Also, UMFA is closing in January for 18 months; make the most of this treasure NOW!  

Blog Updates 
We're in the final six weeks of an extraordinary year, a year that stretched boundaries so far that the minds of even the most imaginative visionaries had to struggle to keep a hold on reality. And while it is great to be surprised, the bombardment of violence, coupled with the constant barrage of startling plot twists, has left many fatigued, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Yes...there are plenty of people benefitting from reversals of fortune, but even the fortunate need time to integrate all that has changed...(read more).