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
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