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CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/EVENTS

CALENDAR BY PAX RASMUSSEN

Home and Garden Wasatch Community Gardens has a bunch of great workshops coming up this month. Check them out: Seed Saving, July 14, 10a; Solar Cooking, July 14, 1p; Greenhouse Theory and Construction, July 26, 6p; Canning Series—Shop and Can; July 28, 10a; Greenhouse Growing Basics, Aug. 2, 6p; Fall Planting, Aug. 4; 10a. Also, don’t miss Preserving Fresh Herbs from Lifelong Learning, July 28, and Water Features for the Home Garden, July 10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG, CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU/LIFELONG

Festivals 18th Annual Llama Fest In their native Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, llamas carry heavy loads over terrain that is impassable to motorized vehicles. They are the trucks of the Andes. In America, life is much easier—they have become

popular for carrying camping gear on weekend hikes and daytrips. Many have found a niche as sheep guards on the open range. Others, like an RV purchased with good intentions but somehow never used, spend their lives simply munching grass and looking good for passers by. The Llama Fest was

originally conceived as an opportunity to highlight llamas and their owners in the most public way possible: in the overall cultural context of food, music, spinning and weaving demonstrations, music, dance, and competitions between the llamas and their handlers. See website for full schedule.

named Lenni living in a strange new world sound exciting? Kids (ages 714), explore the unique genres of speculative fiction, including fantasy and sci-fi, and learn how to incorporate the fantastic into your writing in this four-part workshop. Speculative Fiction for Kids, July 9-12, 10a-12p. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S. $60. SLCC.EDU/CWC

Llama Fest, July 14, 5p. Krishna Temple, 8628 State Rd, Spanish Fork. $3/$1 kids. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Urban Art: Summer Teen Workshop

Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival Damn These Heels! is Utah’s only film festival celebrating LGBT cinema. Presented annually by the Utah Film Center, DTH! showcases the best international and domestic, documentary and narrative LGBT films. Founded in 2003, DTH! presents films that explore historical and contemporary issues, and ideas of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender experience. Opening night film (Gayby) and party are open to pass holders only ($25). See website for schedule. DTH! LGBT Film Festival, July 13-15. Opening night film & party July 13, 7p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. $4/film. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG/DAMNTHESEHEELS

Salt City Steam Fest Two days of celebrating everything steampunk! Join local Steampunkians to learn the basics of Steampunk—how to create your own goggles, an afternoon tea, and even how to waltz! Top it all off with

Native American Celebration Don’t miss this full day of all things Native American: food, arts & crafts, music, dancing and, of course, powwow. See website for full schedule. Native American Celebration, July 24, 7a till fireworks (around 10p). Powwow 10a-8p. Liberty Park, 1100 S 600 E. Free (powwow $5). WWW.NACIP.COM

the formal, where captains and pirates, dames and darlings put aside their weapons to dance the night away. Also, this year will feature the Artist Alley: tables featuring local steampunk art. Salt City Steam Fest, July 27, 6a-11p, July 28, 9a-11p. Red Lion Hotel, 161 W 600 S. $17/$20 after July 13. SALTCITYSTEAMFEST.COM

Kids From Hogwarts to Goosebumps: Speculative Fiction for Kids Does the idea of a magic wandwaving, starship-flying vampire

Legal “urban art” brings color, curiosity, and originality to a cityscape. We see advertisments in every direction; giant arrows on the road, street signage, do’s and don’ts, traffic lights. Every so often there is an original piece of art on an otherwise empty wall. Usually the artist worked without being paid, just for the opportunity of making a moment, a surprise, a gift to an overlooked site. This workshop at The Leo offers an opportunity for teens (grades 10-12) to work with two artists who have contributed to the urban art scene in Salt Lake City: Benjamin Wiemeyer and Jann Haworth. Students will visit nearby examples of Urban Art and learn the same graffiti techniques used by Jann, Benjamin, and other artists. Urban Art Summer Teen Workshop, July 16-20, 1-4p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $165/student, $135 Leo members. JCASSIDY@THELEONARDO.ORG, 801-531-9800x131.

Dance Eastern Arts Come enjoy an afternoon of Eastern dance, arts and ethnic music at Murray Park! Eastern Arts, July 6, 2p. Murray Park, 5201 Murray Park Lane. Free. 801-264-2614

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CATALYST Magazine July 2012  

CATALYST Magazine July 2012 Issue

CATALYST Magazine July 2012  

CATALYST Magazine July 2012 Issue

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