to all you jabroni beating, pie
eating, trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, elbow-dropping, crowd popping,
people's champ entheusiests! ...Wrestlemania is coming up and The
Rock is back so its actually watchable as opposed to how it was two
months ago. Its sad, I'm not even thirty yet and I'm already bitching about something that's not like the good ol' days. And of all things, it's about pro-wrestling. But then all I need to do is click over to YouTube and watch old clips of slow matches in
the 80's and the extra loooooong promos of the 90's and think...
what good ol' days?!? Only a handful of those moments are noteworthy. But you (probably) don't want to hear me talk about pro-wrestling, you want local entertainment, so let's get to it.
Before we dive in let's take a look at the latest addition to
the 337 Memorial Wall.
--- I mentioned this two weeks ago and as
this goes up you only have one more day to check it out. Poor
Yorick Studios is having their open house this weekend. A chance for
you to head in and look at all of the work they have on hand from the
resident artists. Today's viewing goes from 1-5PM. If you can't make
it out, here are over 200 pictures I took of what's on display for
you to check out in this gallery. Or maybe you'll just kick yourself
for not going?
While we're on the subject of artwork, let's
move into the world of craft for a second. Starting Monday morning
will start taking submissions for artists and
performers for the 3rd
Annual Craft Lake City. Set to be hold in the Gallavan Center again this August,
though it's unknown what the design will look like this year with all
the construction underway. (Incidentally, have you see what it looks
like now? What the fuck are they doing to the place?!?) Click over to this link here
tomorrow for the application.
Speaking of stuff to
apply for, musicians, this past week the call was sent out for the
Brown Bag Concert Series. For those of you unaware, this series takes
local musicians and puts them throughout the city during the lunch
hour for special daytime concerts (as seen below). The location changes every week
from business areas to public parks and other random locations,
giving the city a sampling of local talent and free music. Click on
this link here
to download the form and apply for the series.
Going into events, if you enjoyed the batshit insanity that was the Geek Show/Mediocre Show collision, then you might just enjoy Geek Show Movie Night. Once again taking over Brewvies for a double-screening, absolutely free. This month they pay tribuet to April Fool's Day and take on sketch comedy with Mr. Show influenced “Run Ronnie Run” and the Kids In The Hall's “Brain Candy”. First film starts at 5PM, plus drink specials to be created.
Then this Monday we'll see the finals of the Salt City Indie Arts
competition. “Put Your Mouth Where The Word Is” will take place
at Mo's Bar & Grill, where the talent involved will be competing
to be on the official SLC Slam team that goes to national competition
in Boston this year. The lineup is a rogues gallerys local
perforemers including Adam Love, Brian Gray, DeAnn Emett, Jesse
Parent, Willy Palomo, Levi Rogers, Darren Edwards, Rebeca Mae, Cody
Winger and Ryan Joseph Carter. Go check it out.
poetry isn't your taste, Dr. Sketchy has returned this week on Monday
night to Bar Deluxe. Bringing back his Anri-Art School and The
Slippery Kittens, class will be in sessions from 8-11PM for a night
of drawing, drinks and dames. Plenty of dames. Just $10 for this
On Tuesday the Salt Lake Shit Show returns to Bar Deluxe.
After a successful run last month they're bringing it back for who
the hell knows what. Literally. All are welcome to bring their
talents, whether you be musician, comedian, poet, or whatever other
kind of performer you may be. Contact Bennett at email@example.com to join in. Show kicks off at 9PM. (Ignore the date below, they didn't get a new poster.)
The finally you'll read about this all over the website and probably in this
week's issue, so I'll only briefly remind you that Craft Sabbath
be next Sunday from 1-5PM, taking over the Main Library's promenade
with the finest in local crafts. And as an added bonus, we should be
seeing the grand re-opening of SLCitizen, which we talked about last
month. This one should be interesting.
As for the blog... coming up in the next few weeks we'll
hit theatre again, chat it up with a dance company, check out a film
festival, explore an online gallery, chat with a print artist and
we've a got local concert on the bill. At least that's the plan for
the next few weeks, its already in the air as I write this, so we'll
see what happens...