Glad You Asked: 127 Hours, Gay Filmfest and Melissa Etheridge | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Glad You Asked: 127 Hours, Gay Filmfest and Melissa Etheridge



Dear GYA, People love to throw around the term "jump the shark" whenever your career is about to be over. But mine ended years ago, so I have no problem doing cameos in movies like Jersey Shore Shark Attack. Oh, you haven't seen it? Yeah, it's a pretty good. However, no one sends me scripts anymore, so I got a lot of time on my hands. Anything good going down tonight? - Joey Fatone--- 

Joey, I don't get why you're not getting scripts. You've been in some really good movies, like Karaoke Battle USA and Beethoven's Big Break. Oh well, here's what's happening tonight: 

Aron Ralston, the guy who went hiking in southern Utah, fell in a hole, sawed his arm off and landed a movie deal, will be appearing at Peery's Egyptian Theatre at 8 p.m. In collaboration with the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, Ralston will be singing autographs and retelling his gnarly story. Seating is limited and tickets are going for $5.    

The Rose Wagner Center will be hosting The 9th Annual Damn These Heels! Film Festival all day today. Stop by and check out 11 LGBT feature films from six different countries and one short film by local filmmakers Samantha Highsmith and Gabriella Huggins. Click the link for film titles and show times.  

LGBT and pro-marijuana advocate Melissa Etheridge will be performing at Red Butte Gardens tonight at 7 p.m. If you've never heard of her, she's a Grammy award-winning singer known for door-defying jams like "Come To My Window." From what I understand, this song is actually about working at a Taco Bell drive-thru. But I'm not certain about this.   

Other worthwhile events happening today: 

- Canyon's Resort will be the site for the weekly Park City Farmers Market, beginning at 12 p.m.

- The Salt Lake Bees will be taking on the Tacoma Rainiers, starting at 7:05 p.m.  

- Indie rockers Signal Path will be on stage at Kilby Court at 7 p.m.  

For today's complete list of things to do, click here.

Twitter: @WolfColin

Wolf is also the author of City Weekly's blog The Secret Handshake.