Earth Day Celebrations
There are too many to list here, but check out our Listings database for the skinny on where to celebrate Mother Nature and learn a few things while you’re at it. Also, be sure to check out this week’s Green Guide for the low-down on all things eco.
Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this compelling and relevant film illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. This film is directed by Peter Byck.
Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m.
(a man enters) Salt Lake Acting Company Free Reading
In (a man enters) we meet Rosie and her brother. As they get their grandmother's house ready for her 90th birthday party, the two wonder if their estranged father will show up after a 20-year absence. The wondering turns into a series of fantastical, comedic, and bittersweet encounters that explore who their father was, why he left, and what the rules of marriage should be.
Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, 801-363-7522, Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., Free.
Books & Authors
Elipsis Debut & Poetry Reading
Westminster College presents Ellipsis 2011 Debut featuring Jeanne Marie Beaumont. Ellipsis is the national literature and art journal published each April by Westminster College since 1967. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.
Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, 801-484-7651, Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Builders & Butchers
While this is a little pricey for this blog, it’s well worth the $10 price tag for this double bill of up-and-coming bands. Here’s what music critic Dan Nailen had to say about them: “Albums don’t get much darker thematically than The Builders and the Butchers’ latest, Dead Reckoning. Underneath the tasty musical blend of bluegrass, folk and blues are striking, incisive lyrics that look at the contrasts between light and dark and good and evil from every angle imaginable. The band recently came through SLC on tour with Murder by Death, but this time around they’ll have all the time they need to explore Dead Reckoning and all its facets.” Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets open.
The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door.