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Salt Lake Events for Cents: 1/20-27

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If you are penny-pinchin' because the economy is down, or just plain frugal, but still desirous to experience some culture and compulsory indulgence: Look no further. Each week, I will inform the masses about the fun, the free, the charming, and the cheap.
Be a do-it-yourself-er, learning how to wax your skis, or be a they-do-it-for-you-er, having the family learn to cook. Listed is music, art and more; all enjoyed on a shoestring. Get out and in to something engaging this week.---

Visual Arts Captain Captain Studios Exhibit 

    Art, music and whiskey. That's what this group of vital Salt Lake City artists do best. Some of Utah's finest work is on display this month at Art Access, including the likes of Sri Whipple and Trent Alvey, to name only two. Having their collected works in juxtoposition reminds us that, yes, there is an art scene in Salt Lake, and it's pretty damn good. Oh, don't be so jaded and just check it out. Be sure to venture into the main gallery for ceramics, woven textile reliefs and hanging sculpture—Art Access has it together this month. @ Art Access Galleries, 230 S. 500 West, 801-328-0703, Jan. 15 - Feb. 12, Times vary, Free 
Family Wasatch Community Gardens Cooking Class      If you are a parent, this could be the wisest investment you ever make for your child (that would ultimately benefit you). Can you imagine little Johnny make creme brulee or Sue Anne in the kitchen make eggs benedict for your Sunday brunch (it might be too early to teach her how to make a quality Bloody Mary).      They have to start somewhere. The Viking Cooking School will teach knife skills and other cooking techniques in addition to imparting seasonal cooking tips and recipes. At a minimum you'll get to eat some tasty grub and bond with the kiddies. 
@ Viking Cooking School, 2233 S. 300 E., 801-464-0113, WasatchGardens.org, Mon., Jan. 25, 6-8:00 p.m., $15
Music Access Film-Music Sneak-Peek Launch Party The 2010 Sundance Film Festival doesn’t officially kick off until Jan. 21, but eager film buffs and music lovers can get a leg up on the annual event with tonight’s Access Film-Music sneak-peek launch party. Featured performers include Ellis (Minneapolis), Sarah Sample (Seattle), Jamie Meyer (Sweden), acoustic-duo Moors & McCumber (Wisconsin) and local artists, Celtic rockers Swagger and theremin/Chapman Stickpowered Zentherstick. Access Film-Music showcases will continue throughout the week in Park City, but the Salt Lake City installment is open to the public free of charge. Piper Down & Olde World Pub, 1492 S. State, 801-468-1492, Wed., Jan 20, 9:00 p.m., Free

  Sports & Rec Ski/ Snowboard Tune & Wax Come join the ranks of do-it-yourselfers who are discovering that tuning your skis at home can not only be a great way to save your hard earned money, but one of the most gratifying hobbies you will ever undertake. Join REI shop technicians this evening for some expert instruction on minor base repair, P-tex, edge sharpening and waxing. By learning to tune your own skis and snowboards, you can ensure that your equipment will perform at its peak. @ REI Sandy, 230 W. 10600 South, 801-501-0850, Thurs., Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m., Free
Talks "Claiming Earth as a Common Ground" with Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener
Can religious people save the environment? Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener poses this question to us in what Bill McKibben calls her 'vital book,' Claiming Earth as Common Ground. Drawing from the shared values of many faith traditions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism— Cohen-Kiener makes a compelling case for the urgency of people of faith to act together to expand the conversation about the fate of our earth through transformative care of creation. @ I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive, 801-581-0098, Thurs. Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Free

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