Books & Authors
Justin Cronin: The Passage
Entertainment Weekly described the post-apocalyptic vampire thriller The Passage as "magnificently unnerving ... a The Stand-meets-The Road journey." That's a compliment indeed. Check it our for yourself at tonight, but first read what A&E Editor Scott Renshaw had to say about it here.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m., Free.
Lectures & Panels
Jung Society of Utah: Joseph Campbell & The Relevance of Myth in Our Lives
Dennis Patrick Slattery will address several of Joseph Campbell's wide-ranging descriptions of mythology to reveal how myths represent psychological patterns in symbolic and metaphorical language. Mythology is the natural language of the psyche and is alive in each of us. Slattery will help attendees understand this language in their own life, which can lead to a more satisfying and conscious way of living.
Slattery gave a lecture for the Jung Society in February 2010 about love. Read our 5 Spot interview with him here.
Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Fri., June 3, 7 p.m., JungUtah.com, Free
Special Events & Festivals
Utah Pride Festival
The Utah Pride Festival is celebrating its 28th year with the Salt Lake LGBTQ community and allies. The Grand Marshall Reception Friday night at 7 p.m. at the I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center will feature comedian Roseanne Barr as Grand Marshall.
Festivities will run all weekend. Whether you run in the Pride Day 5K, join the Dyke/Transgender March or strut your stuff in Sunday’s Pride Parade, there’s a venue for everyone to be loud and proud. On the music front, headlining Pride this year will be: Kat DeLuna and Big Freedia (Saturday); Expose, Marinade and Dances with Wolves (Sunday); The Grand Marshall herself will also make an appearance at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Entertainment on the cafe and international stages, vendors and the socially-minded Grass Roots Zone round out the festival. Visit the City Weekly Essentials preview or UtahPrideFestival.org for more details.
City & County Building, 451 S. Main, Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, $10 to enter festival
Preserving & Using What You Grow Workshop
Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with your environment and where your food comes from, but if you don't know what to do with your produce it can go bad very quickly. Come join Wasatch Community Gardens along with presenter Jane Jensen to learn about how to properly process and store your fruits and veggies—without going through the process of canning—so they can provide delicious nutrition long after the season is over. Registration required at WasatchGardens.org.
Grateful Tomato Garden, 8000 S. 600 East, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-noon, $10
SLC Film Center: Position Among the Stars
The final installment of an award-winning trilogy, this film concludes the in-depth portrait of Indonesia as seen through the eyes of one family living in the slums of Jakarta. Winner, World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary – 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Winner, Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Length Film – 2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m., free