This weekend, the Clean Air Fair will feature live music and dozens of vendors offering solutions to our red-air blues. You can also catch the One World Utah benefit concert featuring former Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal. He’s now a performer and activist for peace and will perform a concert to raise awareness of overseas conflicts and raise money to help local refugee communities in Utah. Later, don’t miss a Salt Lake City Council hearing on reducing wasteful water consumption and protecting trees in city landscaping projects.
Utah Clean Air Fair
Saturday, March 29
This is a fair for average citizens seeking clean air and not just hot air from do-nothing politicians. Besides live music, vendors and guest speakers, there will be groups offering clean-air solutions that fair attendees will have the chance to vote on which one they think is most effective for cleaning out the gunk in the air.
Library Square, 210 E. 400 South, 12-4 p.m., http://citywk.ly/1dHsqUa
We Want Peace Concert
Saturday, March 29
Emmanuel Jal experienced the worst of war before he was even a teenager. At roughly 7 years old, he became a child soldier in Sudan’s brutal civil war before escaping the life and finding refuge in music. Now, Jal is raising funds to help local refugee communities displaced by war at this benefit concert.
Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m., tickets are $15-$28 and can be purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com or GlobalCommunityUT.com
Salt Lake City Council
Tuesday, April 1
No April foolin’ here—Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants to make landscaping in the city more water efficient. That’s why the city council is hosting a hearing regarding a proposal to establish water-efficient landscaping practices by grouping plants with similar water needs together and ensuring the protection of existing trees that are part of new projects.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 315, 801-535-7600, 7 p.m., SLCGov.com