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Weekend Recommends June 9 – 13

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side.

Thursday, June 9
Salt Lake City
Crowdsourced Comedy Improv: Come see some of Utah’s best comedians make up scenes, characters and songs on the spot, all “Inspired by You.” This troupe has over 100 years of combined experience; their show is PG-13 in content, but open to all ages. Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, Salt Lake City, doors open 7 p.m., show runs 7:30-9 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/888293414650733/


Friday, June 10
CacheArts Gallery Walk: Downtown Logan’s gallery stroll is free and runs from 6-9 p.m. A map of all locations can be found at www.cachearts.org

Live art auction to help save the historic Rockville Bridge, former Rockville Schoolhouse, 7-9 p.m., ticketed event. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=historic%20rockville%20bridge See our story here: http://artistsofutah.org/15Bytes/index.php/lets-go-back-to-rockville-exhibition-aims-to-save-historic-bridge/

Green Loft June 10Salt Lake City
Noted printmaker and emeritus head of the U of U print department Bob Kleinschmidt and painter Kristina Lenzi, adjunct professor at the U, open their show at the charming cottage that is the Green Loft Co-Op Gallery, 6-10 p.m. www.gogreenloft.com

Last Chance Friday to see:
“National Parks of the West,” David Dee Fine Arts, see our review here: http://artistsofutah.org/15bytes/16may/page7.html
Lewis Crawford “Constructs,” Finch Lane Gallery, see our review here: http://artistsofutah.org/15bytes/16may/page3.html

ScotsSaturday-Sunday, June 10-11
Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi: Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Piping and drumming, Celtic music, dancing, caber toss and other athletics, vendors. www.utahscots.org

Saturday, June 11
Salt Lake City
Heart & Soul Music Stroll in Sugar House: Plenty (a huge roster, actually) of bands and musicians performing from 3-8 p.m. vicinity of 1530 E. 2700 South, so take a walk on the wild side! https://www.facebook.com/HeartSoulUtah/June 11

Utah Asian Festival at South Towne Exposition Center: A free and fab celebration of the Year of the Monkey. Even parking is free. Everyone is invited to join Utah’s Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Thai, Tibetan, Hawaiian, and Vietnamese communities in a celebration of cultures with food, performances, exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. There will be an Asian Marketplace, too, so bring a little cash. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. www.utahasianfestival.com


PoeSunday, June 12
Salt Lake City

con·tem·POE·rar·y: Meat and Potato Theatre at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, a matinee of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems like “The Raven” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” all enough to curdle your blood. 2 p.m. www.meatandpotato.org (check for Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 9-11 8 p.m. performances, too.)










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