THURS 3/3 Years of Living Dangerously, documentary
@ Salt Lake Public Library. 7p. Emmy Award-winning Showtime series explores the issues of climate change. Panel discussion with Dr. Tariq Banuri and Dr. Christine Clay. SLC Green, Utah Film Center, SLPL. Free. 210 400 S.More info.
THURS-SUN 3/3-6 The Importance of Being Earnest
@ Babcock Theatre, U of U. 7:30p. Matinees Sat & Sun, 2p. Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Gwendolen is in love with Earnest. Algernon, who is up for a bit fun, falls for Cecily, but Cecily is also in love with Earnest... if only someone were Earnest! $18. 332 S. 1400 E. More info.
FRI 3/4 Selma '65, theatre @ Leona Wagner Black Box. 7:30p. In remembrance of the Selma Voting March, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux brings to life the interconnected stories of Viola Liuzzo, white civil rights activist, and Tommy Rowe, FBI informant, undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. One woman plays both roles. $20. More info.
SAT 2/5 Volunteer Fair
@ Red Butte Gardens. 11am- 1pm. Volunteer for youth programs, horticulture, conservation, special events or as a garden guide. Meet the staff and learn about opportunities. Teens (14+) welcome. 300 Wakara Way.More info.
@Mindful Yoga Collective. 7-8:30pm. Led by Marlena Lambert and Charlotte Bell. "In the midst of a contentious election season where it seems the conversation is especially rancorous, I thought it would be helpful to listen to a talk by Joseph Goldstein on right speech....It's a very powerful talk that offers lots of food for thought for the way we relate to others," says Charlotte. No fee; donations welcome. 223 South 700 East, #4.More info.
SUN 3/6 Travel Plus Social Good Launch Party & Cocktail Social
U of U. 6p. Food, drinks, discussion on ethical travel, and a mini fashion show. Panel members include Sustainable Startups cofounder Ian Shelledy; Sean Crotty, Peace Corps Volunteer; Deb Bilbao, Women's Business Center; Kaitlin Eskelson, Utah Office of Tourism; Clark Cahoon, World Trade Center Utah and Suzy Gustafson, SG Travel Consultants. This benefit supports a nonprofit which gives back to the employment and education of women and children in Utah and partners in Vietnam for ethical fashion imports and travel. Presented by Liz Galloway, Miao & Co. Ethical Imports and SLC Hub of TravelPlusSocialGood.org. $20/$15 adv. 21+. 200 Central Campus Dr.More info.
WED 3/9 An evening with Terry Tempest Williams and David Quamman ~ "Yellowstone: Paradox of the Cultivated Wild"
Fort Douglas Post Theatre. 7pm. This year we celebreate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, praised by Wallace Stegner as "the best idea we ever had" because national parks preserve grand natural systems and allow people a doorway to nature. Others criticize parks for their legacy of displacing indigenous groups, or for the expansion of federal power on state lands. Quammen and Tempest Williams will explore how parks like Yellowstone occupy a fraught social space pulled between visions of American land. $10. 245 Fort Douglas Blvd.More info.
WED 3/9 Through the Lens: Beaver Trilogy Part IV
@ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Post-film Q&A with director Brad Besser and subject Trent Harris, moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio. 7pm. In 1979, KUTV "Extra" producer Trent Harris happened upon a young man who called himself Groovin' Gary, from Beaver, Utah. His infectious personality and small-town impressions of John Wayne, Sylvester Stallone and Barry Manilow piqued Harris's interest. What happened next would become the foundation for Beaver Trilogy. Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Free. KUER and UFC member priority seating: 6:20pm. General public seating: 6:40pm. 138 W Broadway.More info.
WED 3/9 City Art Presents Julie Checkoway and Lance Larsen
@ Salt Lake Public Library, 7-9pm. Julie Checkoway is a documentary filmmaker and the author of The Three-Year Swim Club. Checkoway is also the author of the book Little Sister: Searching for the Shadow World of Chinese Women (Viking Penguin) and the editor of the bestselling Creating Fiction. Lance Larsen's fourth collection of poems, Genius Loci, was recently published by University of Tampa Press. In 2012, he was named to a five-year term as Utah Poet Laureate. Most featured readings are followed by an open reading. 210 East 400 South.More info.
WED 3/9 Museums: What Are They Good For?
@ Salt Lake Public Library. 7 p. Museum directors share candid insights about their institution's goals, challenges and efforts to be more inclusive. With Gretchen Dietrich, UMFA; Sarah B. George, NHMU; Alex Hesse, The Leonardo; Kristian Anderson, UMOCA. Free. 210 400 S.More info.
THURS 3/9 Beyond Organic: Seed Starting and Planting, workshop
@ Sugagreen Hub w/ CATALYST's own James Loomis. 7p. Loomis will guide you through all of the steps necessary to get plants started for your summer garden. $40. 1967 S. 800 E.More info.
NOTES AND BLOGS
The Aquarium Age: March 2-8
by Ralfee Finn
It's another week of twists, turns, ups, downs, and pole tilts, personal as well as planetary. And while it may seem that I'm exaggerating, it's important to remember that we are still in the wake of seven powerful astral storms, symbolized by the seven Uranus/Pluto squares, all of which challenged and continue to challenge existing political, economic and social paradigms. As was said by Yogi Berra: "It ain't over 'till it's over." (Read more.)
The Novice's Grimoire: March 3-10 Peppermint
by Z. Smith
Dear Novices, here we are again, scouting the mysterious known and unknown for those ethereal and earthly wonders. You may have felt it, I certainly know I have, that elbowing-in of spring; its finger tips peek a little earlier each morning, its heady scent permeates the afternoon, and its welcoming warmth lingers late into the evening. In your garden you may have seen a few brave greens pushing their way out towards the light and the great coloration to come. One of these expeditious little travelers is most likely your local peppermint plant; the topic of our discussion this week. (Read more.)