proud rainbow flag waving enthusiasts. We'll delve into Pride weekend
in a second, but first, let's check out the latest addition to
the 337 Memorial Wall.
--- Now before we jump into the big event happening, some other tidbits you might not be aware of. First off down at Kilby Court tomorrow is the second appearance of the Salty Streets Flea Market. Aside from having an all-day concert for just $2, the event also serves as a flea and trading market as well as a place to grab some good eats. And for $2, not a bad lineup.
If you're more into arts, Craft Sabbath will be open on Sunday as well with a Pride-themed event. Now with so many artists they're bursting out the door and into the street. Check out the event over at NoBrow Coffee & Tea from Noon-4PM.
Meanwhile next week the summer of music kicks off with Doin' It At The Park. The hip-hip and graffiti communities mix it up again at Pioneer Park for a massive show to encourage the youth of the city as well as those currently taking part to continue their efforts to being music and art to the state. The event goes from 2-9PM, totally free, with live performances and chances to dig into local artworks (along with the afterparty at Bar Deluxe).
Moving into digital talk, have you noticed that giant video wall outside XMission lately? After getting an overhaul design last year the local internet provider dressed up its front end with an LED Tube display and has been playing videos like screensavers and audio visualizations, not to mention a few weeks ago the animated Pac-Man tribute for the game's anniversary. Well, now they're handing the reigns over to you, so to speak. They're looking for new designs to put up on their wall and asking the public for submissions. The winner of this competition will have their design run and receive an iPad. For details, click on over to XMission's blog.
Checking into film, the 7th annual Damn These Heels Film Festival will also kick off later this week. Taking over the Tower Theater from the 10th-13th, the filmfest will feature GLBT related movies such as “Howl”, “The Word Is Out”, Plan B”, the Joan Rivers documentary “Piece Of Work”, and of course Reed Cowan's “8; The Mormon Proposition”. Tickets can either be purchased at 11AM at the Tower on the 10th, or save yourself the hell of waiting in the heat and just plop down $50 for the all-access pass.
And finally coming full circle in this blog is this year's Utah Pride Festival. Which I was going to go more in depth on, but wouldn't you know it, Jesse beat me to it. You can check out a full listing of events from Mr. Fruhwirth's entry over here. As for me, I sadly won't be able to attend this year's parade due to other matters, but here's some pictures from today's events for you to browse before you head out tomorrow. And hopefully this is how it looks in the morning... remember the storm last year? First time I ever heard a crowd of people singing CCR's "Who'll Stop The Rain", in harmony and drill team formation. Very fitting as I remember. But all that aside, enjoy the parade!!!
As for the blog... coming up the next few weeks we'll delve back into comics, check out a festival in the middle of almost nowhere, talk pub crawl, view some film winners, check out the dark arts and get the final word from a departing artist. At least that's the plan right now with so much of it up in the air. As always, we'll see what happens.