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Big Gay Brunch
After partying in the streets during the Pride Parade, festival attendees are going to need some sustenance, preferably in the form of mimosas. Luckily, The Leonardo (209 E. 500 South, theleonardo.org) is hosting what will arguably be the biggest, gayest brunch of the weekend. From noon-2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, The Leonardo unfurls a fabulous brunch buffet to keep festival goers on their feet. Diners can enjoy tasty food and $2 mimosas against the museum's eclectic backdrop of contemporary art, learning exhibits and that semi-sentient sculpture that hangs from the ceiling. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids, whose tickets can only be purchased with an adult ticket. Keep calm and brunch on.

Healthy Food Expo
Contrary to popular belief, sticking the word "healthy" before the word "food" isn't always a travesty. I mean, it totally used to be, but thanks to some of the finest minds in local cuisine and science, healthy food has become tastier than ever. For those still skeptical of these developments, consider checking out the Healthy Food Expo (healthyfoodutah.com) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. this Saturday, June 2, at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main). The event features several food companies redefining the health food movement, guest speakers and a local Chopped-style competition for chefs who perform well under pressure. Tickets are only $3, and kids 12 and under get in for free. On top of that, attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Utah Food Bank. It's a good cause that's good for you.

Indigenous Food Tasting
On Saturday, June 2, Kwiila and PANDOS (Peaceful Advocates for Native Dialogue and Organizing Support) host an evening of cultural celebration aimed at raising awareness of missing and murdered indigenous women. The number of Native American women who go missing or are victims of fatal violence is staggering, and this is a chance to help. The event includes a tasting menu of traditional indigenous food, and comes with ceramic plates made by local artist Denae Shanidiin, who will also be speaking. Tickets to this open house event are $45, and proceeds benefit MMIWhoismissing, a locally based campaign dedicated to reducing this tragic statistic among indigenous women, girls and members of the LGBTQ community. The dinner takes place in Pilar Pobil's Garden (403 Eighth Ave.) from 5-9 p.m. Limited tickets are available at bit.ly/2xa5eTz.


Quote of the Week:
"It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end." –Jacques, The Simpsons

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