Dear GYA, It appears that the "media" has been releasing some polls showing that things like dog poo are more popular than Congress. But as we all know, you can read those things however you want. For example, the latest polls actually show that approval ratings for dog poo are down and that a "dog poo covered Congress" is up to a whopping 49%.---But you don't hear about how Congress approval is up, do you? Anything happening this weekend better than a highly approved dog-poo-covered Congress? -Sen. Mike Lee
Senator, Recent polls also show that approval for a "drive your congressmen out to the desert and leave him for dead" poll question is also up to historic levels, but no one is reporting that, either. Here's what's up this weekend, starting with Friday's events:
English folk/punk singer Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls will be at Urban Lounge tonight. Doors are at 7:30. Tickets are $17.
Abravanel Hall will be showing the latest Warren Miller film Ticket To Ride tonight at 8. Tickets are $20.
Afterward, checkout the indie-rap collective Hieroglyphics for the official after-party at The Depot. Tickets are $25. Local rapper Burnell Washburn will open things up. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Stand-up comedian Jenna Kim Jones will be at Wiseguys Trolley Square tonight at 7:30 and 9:30. Tickets are $12.
At Wiseguys West Valley, comedian Jimmy Pardo will be onstage at 7:30 and 9:30 tonight and Saturday night. Tickets are $20.
Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro will be performing at The State Room, starting at 9 p.m. Callaghan will open. Tickets are $41.
The Westerner will be hosting a free Bikini Bull Riding Competition tonight at 10. Winner gets $200.
Tonight is Stir-Friday at Zest Kitchen and Bar with two-time City Weekly DJ of the year Flash and Flare. The music starts at 9. No cover before 10:30; $5 after.
For some preseason NBA action, the Jazz will be taking on Clippers tonight at ESA. The game starts at 7. Tickets start at $10.
Jerry Joseph and The Jack Mormons will be at The State Room. Jeff Crosby will warm it up. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Rap-mixtape legend DJ Green Lantern will be playing at The Hotel tonight. DJ Sayo, DJ Juggy and DJ Handsome Hands are also on the bill. There will be a cover. Music starts at 9.
Tonight is Soul Stomp Saturdays at Zest Kitchen & Bar with DJ Feral Cat. The music starts at 9. There is no cover.
As part of the SLUG Localized series, Light/Black will be performing at Urban Lounge. Dustbloom and Baby Gurl are also performing. The show start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Scottish folk band The Waterboys will be at The State Room tonight. Freddie Stevenson will open up. Tickets are $42. The show starts at 8.
Electro-rock duo Phantogram will be at The Depot tonight. Future Islands will open. Tickets are $21. The show starts at 9.
The Restorations will be at Kilby Court this evening. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $8.
Brooklyn synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! will at Urban Lounge. Midnight Magic is also on the bill. Tickets are $18. The show starts at 9 p.m.
For the weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.