So many ways to get freaky with your Friday. Extreme sports, square-dancing and all manner of action in between.---
Seriously, it's ridiculous how much is going on Friday, so visit our complete listings page and peruse. Among the highlights that jump out at me, though, are some chances to hear some great music, see one of the Bard's classics, and yes, square-dance!
Friday night offers the final KRCL Hidden Hollow Concert Series show with our friend Will Sartain and the good people in the Salt Lake Alternative Jazz Orchestra throwing down in the tiny park hidden east of PetSmart in Sugar House. Definitely worth a visit for your early evening.
Across town, two old faves are playing gigs. At The Depot, Built to Spill arrives to headline; here's hoping Doug Martsch reels in his tendency to jaaaaaam for waaaaaaay tooooooo looooooong last time the Boise band headlined the place. And In The Venue features the current incarnation of Smashing Pumpkins, which is Billy Corgan (pictured) and a bunch of no-names. The new tunes are fine, but let's face it: The draw is hearing the gems from the early '90s, and no doubt Billy will deliver them.
The 337 Project's Urban Gallery III Face-off kicks off at Neighborhood House, and this is one of the coolest events in the SLC art community in recent years. Teams of artists attack a series of garage doors that serve as their canvases. They only have a few hours to work on Friday and Saturday, and a visit on either day is like attending a party. And the artists love the support. Neighborhood House is located at 1050 W. 500 South, and the event runs from noon to 7 p.m. Friday.
Now, about that square-dancing. Free classes! Just head to the Columbus Center at 2350 S. 500 East at 7 p.m. and join the fun. Think you're too cool to learn some new steps. You're wrong.
So where will I be? Attending opening night of Hamlet at the Pioneer Memorial Theater at the University of Utah, then who knows?