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Who accounts for 99.86 percent of the mass in the solar system and has a fiery core that produces nuclear fusion? This guy. The sun is the reason for the season, so stop taking Christ out of “Jesus Christ, this is the best summer ever!” and bow down. Yes, one day he’ll consume Earth, but fuck it— the dog days are here!

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Summer in the City

From my earliest memory, summertime has signified the simplicity of free-spirited fun. It marks the moment we shake out of lazy hibernation mode, and venture back outdoors to mix and mingle with neighbors and friends. From childhood through our adult years, summer embodies the time of year when our lives just feel lighter. In our youth, summer means the end of our first pressure points—being stuck in school or having to complete the ever-dreaded homework. It’s that luxury period when we were free to roam outside, and our lives were able to be all play with no work. Childhood summers in the Northern California burbs of the East Bay pretty much revolved around a swimming pool. Weekdays were spent playing water basketball in my babysitter’s backyard—along with her sons and other neighbor kids. Homebound days—at the pool-less apartment where I lived—consisted of riding bikes with neighbor friends or playing in warm summer rains. The only time I was ever inside as a child, was when I would disappear into the sanctuary of my air-conditioned bedroom to read for hours during the 90-degree days in late July or early August. During what would now be termed my “tween” years, my family moved to Utah, which opened up a whole new level of summer exploration—though it took reaching adulthood to appreciate my summers spent as a much paler version of my former California self. From our pre-driving years spent sneaking out to toilet paper houses to the summers driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon to shoot down the nature-made water slide known as Moonrock, this quirky state eventually won me over.

BY ASPEN PERRY Venturing the vast canyons that make Salt Lake City such an incredible place to live supplied some of the best summer memories I can recall—while still under the restraints of a curfew. Which leads to what many refer to as their best spent summers—the college years. Although often broke and in the pangs of navigating what it means to be an adult, summer during the adult-ish years is the incredible moment where you’re old enough to partake in the fun activities your city has to offer—like day drinking (ahem, legally)— with a workload that hopefully enables you to have free time. For me, after months spent dissecting Plato and theories of rationalism vs. empiricism, summer afforded the ability to just be, which I would celebrate minutes after completing my last final by cracking a Corona and reading Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary. It’s an activity that might seem like a squandered opportunity to cut loose, but I like beer and reading, so I deemed it a win-win. Plus, starting off slow seemed the best way to ease into the debauchery that would inevitably take place over the remainder of the season—any other readers remember openly carrying 12-packs of PBR into Gallivan Twilight Concerts, followed by an evening of ruckus dancing at The Cabana Club? Summer even offers respite during the career and/or parenthood phase of life. Whether taking advantage of paid time off to escape the pressure of work projects altogether or making the most of the extra hours of daylight, it’s the time of year when day-to-day activities open up beyond work, and leave us feeling more fulfilled—from a variety of locations for patio dining and drinks, to a lively SLC nightlife. In this realm, there are a multitude of ways to turn what would have otherwise been just another workday, into the night you laughed for hours with friends over drinks and exceptional live music. From my vantage

point, there has never been a better time to call SLC home. In the parenthood phase of life, I count down to the day when I’ll be spared battles over homework and just getting their asses out of bed in the morning. The season offers the possibility to be the fun mom, and create memories of enjoyable days spent back at the pool, taking my kids to see their favorite artists live, or having a picnic on the hill in Liberty Park while listening to drums and watching the ducks in tandem. While my role in the scene may have altered slightly—from reading and brown bagging beverages to packing enough snacks to sustain children scooting around the pond and chasing our crazy bird dog away from the ducks—it’s still a good time and one I far prefer to being homework police. All in all, summer is the magical time of year when free spirits are alloted time to wander, and people (regardless of their phase of life) have more hours in the day to either cut loose, relax, or both. As SLC continues to stack more events into it’s summer repertoire each year, this one promises to be another fun-filled season packed with festivals, concerts and a plethora of individual city gatherings. In the spirit of mixing and mingling, I hope to see you all out and about recharging your batteries under the sun. Whether you’re at Liberty Park during the drum circle and overhear a crazy lady yelling, “Mr. Jeeves!” Or you see a wine-induced concert-goer jamming out to Ryan Adams in a few weeks, be sure to stop by and say, “Hello!” I’ll be thrilled to know I have a reader. CW

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Some Utah stories are more than just Utah stories. This week saw one that demonstrated both Utahns’ gullibility and their unrealized spiritual desires. Yes, it all had to do with the LDS church, and on another level, with Americans’ odd embrace of hoaxes in an increasingly cyber-dominated world. But local TV and news reports hit the big one: some tech genius created a look-alike Mormon newsroom website and trumpeted an apology for past exclusion of blacks from the priesthood. It sparked angst and confusion rather than the dialogue he’d hoped for. “He suggested some of his detractors were directing their anger toward him because it was emotionally safer than being angry at an institution they are still devoted to,” Slate reported. Said one black LDS woman about last week’s announcement, “What we actually got—it was nothing.”

Remember when you—or maybe your grandmother—used to swim in the Great Salt Lake? The first group of Mormon pioneers even dipped in back in 1847. But things have changed and it’s going to take a village, as they say, to change the course of destruction. “Old Crap, Bird Crap, Learned Crap” will introduce you to a “new century of engagement for a new generation of lake lovers.” Millions of birds breed, nest and refuel during their migrations, but there’s also the business side of the lake in the brine shrimp industry and all those salt evaporation ponds. The future of the lake is one that includes people and wildlife. Great Salt Lake Institute, 1840 S. 1300 East, 801-245-7225, Thursday, May 24, 6-7:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Lbzpwz.

The Dirty Lobbyist

As if clean air and public lands aren’t enough to worry about, now you can add wildlife habitat to the mix. As we become more urbanized and stretch beyond the cities, development becomes an increasing threat to our wildlife. An ever-changing landscape is challenging as wildlife try to adapt and survive. You can learn “to identify suitable habitat patches and potential corridors for wildlife movement so that effective wildlife crossing structures can be built to ensure safe passage across roadways for both people and animals,” say organizers of Connecting the West—Wildlife Corridors & Mountain Lions. Denise Peterson of the Mountain Lion Foundation will show you how you can make a difference. Patagonia Outlet 2292 S. Highland Drive, 801-3630898, Friday, May 25, 7-9 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Lb4QaH.

Meet Jeff Hartley, a “jokingly” self-described “dirty lobbyist” who works for oil and gas, Rocky Mountain Power and other energy giants. Hartley is the working face of the Inland Port, a crude plan to place a rail and trucking hub out by the Great Salt Lake. Hartley, speaking to a Vernal Energy Summit, sang its praises while salivating over “3,500-4,000 acres of developable land.” Oh, it will be wonderful, just like a photo he took of the Singapore port, but without the ocean. It’s all good because Utah’s a right-to-work state, and shippers wouldn’t have to wait at a real port to go through customs. There’s a pipeline already permitted, too. Hartley so loves the industry that he sent his son to school with a report on how fantastic and safe fracking is. Thing is, he couldn’t remember how old his son is.

Bare Testimony

The good news is that it’s likely four of the citizenbacked cannabis ballot initiatives will reach voters in November. Besides those power-loving legislators, who’s really upset about this? The LDS church. That’s because of medical marijuana. Suddenly, they have started looking into the issue big time. They are finding studies where research could not be done, you know, because it’s illegal. Drug Safe Utah has whipped up a gaggle of supporters to doom the initiatives, created a website and flooded the media with horror scenarios. Not even heroin addiction has created such momentum. Despite the disdain from whomever runs the Utah Medical Association, CBS News reports that 46 percent of cancer docs recommend medical cannabis to their patients despite a lack of studies. For a religion that depends on testimonies, it’s odd that the church won’t hear this one.

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News, May 10, “Puppy Mayhem”

I’m neutral when it comes to “adopt, don’t shop,” but very much against gathering puppies in a cutesy bin where they can be over-handled and contract, spread and ultimately die from Parvo. But, hey, that’s just me.

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Blog post, May 16, Lawmakers tell UTA to hold off on any name changes, especially for $50 million

It’s clear the UTA board was more interested in putting up a smoke screen than effecting any real change. What will restore public trust, is transparency and accountability in

the board and executive management—plan new routes, extend existing routes and increase frequency. They need to be very, very public about it and actually do it. They need to increase frequency of Trax so that trains run every 7-8 minutes and FrontRunner every 15-20 minutes. They need to extend the Blue Line in Draper (not to mention get rid of those stupid Blue Line cars that are extremely difficult to get bikes on and off of) and plan and build a new route to service eastern SL County. They also need to create links between stations and shopping areas and high-density residential areas that are dedicated to foot and bike traffic. They need to plan for more east/west spurs with more links between FR and Trax. They need to improve the signage they already have. They need to sell themselves. Sell to businesses and residents that having a train station in their neighborhood is actually a good thing. That would be money well spent.

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Rebranding would have made me personally have even less faith in the transportation authority. That would have been nothing but a complete waste of money. Who are these people that come up with these ideas? If you want people to use your system, you simply have to make it extremely convenient for them to do so. I’ll take my bonus now, thank you.

wonderful writing. I’m a developing writer, and I really appreciate your work—it’s so good to have your caliber of insight to partake of on a regular basis. You’re inspiring and a great example of how to compose a nice composition. I feel lucky to have you here locally, you’re awesome.

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Thank God they are not wasting money on this—yet. Still hoping they never do.

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Oh man, they’re idiots for considering it. What a waste! It disgusts me, really. Hope it doesn’t ever happen.

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How did any word ever come by a new meaning? It’s not like Noah Webster just announced it in the newsletter one week. No, someone tried using an existing word in some novel way, and it stuck. That’s how language evolves, much as it might bug those weirdos who insist that “decimate” can only mean “kill a tenth of.” In the long centuries of the pre-text-message era, of course, new slang typically made its debut in speech rather than writing, so some developments surely took some time to turn up in the historical record. But from what we can tell, people have been using “nuts” to mean “crazy” since the mid-19th century; “bananas” seems to have shown up maybe 100 years later. The word “nut” has been in circulation since the very dawn of the English language—the Oxford English Dictionary’s earliest sighting of it dates back to around the year 875. And it’s been acquiring meanings other than “shell-encased fruit” all along: the thing a bolt screws into (first spotted in 1611), a question that’s difficult to answer (1545), the part of a musical instrument’s neck that the strings rest on (1698). One can’t know exactly how such shifts went down, but in the case of “nuts” a relevant stop on the road might have been a bit of late-1700s British slang wherein a person who was enthusiastically fond of something (or someone) was said to be “nuts upon” it, just like we’d say “crazy about.” And in fact at the time Britons were using “crazy for” and (still earlier) “mad for” in roughly this same way, the evident notion being that the subject was so fascinated, infatuated, distracted, etc., that they were effectively insane. Meanwhile, in what might have been an unrelated trend, by the 1850s or so another slang meaning for “nut” was “a person’s head” (no real stretch there), and “off one’s nut” meant “crazy.” With these locutions kicking around the zeitgeist, then, it’s entirely unsurprising that the OED shows its first citation for “nuts” meaning “out of one’s mind” in 1846, from a volume titled The Swell’s Night Guide Through the Metropolis, a kind of risqué handbook to seamy urban life. The story of “bananas” is a lot shorter and more mysterious. Here, the OED can reliably get us back only to 1968, when a University of South Dakota publication called Current Slang reported that Kentucky college students (of “both sexes”) were using “bananas” to mean “excited and upset; ‘wild.’” Dan Koeppel, author of the 2008 book Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World, suggests that “going bananas” might have arisen from the contemporaneous and very collegiate myth that a hallucinogenic effect could be obtained by smoking banana peels (which has, needless to say, been debunked in this

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column and elsewhere). Banana’s entry in the OED does include two other citations that might be pertinent: In the 1920s, “banana oil” was a slang term meaning “nonsense,” which at least looks to be in the ballpark. And in a 1935 glossary of criminals’ patois called The Underworld Speaks, “He’s bananas” is said to mean “He’s sexually perverted; a degenerate.” Here, the connection to “crazy” is all too plausible, considering that at the time homosexuality was still widely understood to be a mental disorder. To students of historical slang, or many others of a certain age, the use of “bananas” as a homophobic slur might recall a similar but broader 20th-century term that’s now vanished: “fruit.” The OED says “fruit” for “male homosexual” first turned up in the U.S. in the 1930s, possibly as prison slang, but it seems to have then been appropriated by the British gay community via the linguistic phenomenon called Polari—an elaborate and obscure coded language used among gay men in the UK during the decades before homosexuality was finally decriminalized there in 1967. Polari vocabulary was heavy on food references, from “seafood” (meaning “attractive sailors”) to “meat and two veg” (hardly needs spelling out), so “fruit” fit right in. Certainly “fruit” has over time been both flung as an insult and embraced as an in-group badge of honor. On one hand, you might recall that last November Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology for a government effort over some 40 years to root out homosexuals from the country’s civil service, law enforcement, and military; in the 1960s, a lie-detector-style test known as the “fruit machine” was used as a pretext for firings. On the other, see the 1970s gay-rights slogan “Squeeze a fruit for Anita,” a dig at the onetime Florida orange juice spokesperson and high-profile antigay campaigner Anita Bryant. Bryant’s career was scuttled at least in part by her hard-line stance against homosexuality, but as of a 2011 newspaper profile she remained unrepentant, insisting she’d done the right thing. What can you say? Some nuts never crack. n

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Former Salt Lake Tribune staffers look back—and ahead. BY KELAN LYONS klyons@cityweekly.net @kelan_lyons

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he city and state’s preeminent daily newspaper suffered a crushing blow last week, when more than a third of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Salt Lake Tribune’s newsroom staffers retired or were laid off. The cuts came less than seven days after owner and publisher Paul Huntsman told the staff about declines in circulation and ad revenues. He then warned of an impending staffing reduction and consolidation of the printed paper, calling it “rightsizing”—a term that so oozes doublespeak that it would make George Orwell blush. The Trib’s cuts came days after the new owners of Ogden’s Standard-Examiner eliminated 21 positions—five of which were in the newsroom—from the northern Utah newspaper, portending dark days for the state’s media ecosystem. City Weekly stands in solidarity with our fellow local journalists who lost their jobs in recent weeks. It’s bad for all Utahns and journalists alike when there are fewer newsroom staffers keeping their eyes on elected officials and big businesses. And it’s especially disheartening to see longtime Tribune writers, columnists, photographers and editors—as well as younger journalists, the Trib’s potential future—end their storied careers at The Salt Lake Tribune, no longer able to inspire generations of readers. These voices are only a handful of the 34 fired or retired Tribune employees. In the words of one former Trib staffer, “the people of Utah are losing some pretty vital voices.” Rich Kane, former web manager. Q: What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? A: “Probably some of the stories and videos I did, ’cause I’m just a longtime journalist and storyteller.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “Storytelling is just vitally important these days, and telling the truth, and telling people’s truths. It’s important for people to have these outlets, for other people to read these stories, for complete strangers to relate to these stories, it’s important to make those connections. It’s important for people to embrace those commonalities we all share.” Tiffany Caldwell, former justice reporter. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “The Tribune did a series a year ago [for which it was awarded a Pulitzer Prize,]

MEDIA a bunch of stories on BYU and [its] Honor Code, how victims of sexual assault were being disciplined. it’s such a touchy and sensitive subject, [but] these people were able to tell their story, and BYU ended up changing their Honor Code.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “I hope people continue to support the local media. It’s been really touching to see how many people have tweeted their support for the Trib and my colleagues over the past couple of days. I hope that someday we figure out a sustainable business model, so the Tribune and all the other outlets can not only survive, but thrive.” Lillian Reed, former education reporter. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “I was really proud to have been given an opportunity to be on the staff … I had come from sort of a young newsroom, I think that’s the trend in newsrooms these days … one of the things I loved about the Tribune was looking around and seeing the faces of all these people who had clearly been in the industry for all these decades: I was in a newsroom that was an institution.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “There’s always going to be a need for quality journalism. My hope is that not only do the media outlets in town figure out a sustainable business model but also that the people of Utah see what’s happening and step up to support financially in the meantime during this difficult transition.” Luke Ramseth, former health reporter. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “Since I moved to the health beat, something that we started to cover and [I] wish we had more time to cover is the state’s suicide problem, and the rising suicide rate here … [I was] just kind of starting to wrap my arms around big subjects that affect a lot of Utahns, like Obamacare and Medicaid expansion.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “Like all of us, I just hope that we can eventually find a model that works, where you can employ enough local journalists to do accountability-type reporting that every local community needs. I don’t know if that looks like a nonprofit model, or if there’s a way to better monetize local news websites. I don’t know, and I think it’s going to be a while before we do know. In the meantime, I can only encourage people to keep subscribing to local news, even as staffs shrink, because we need the people who are still left to have jobs.”

Aubrey Wieber, former crime reporter. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “[Before the Trib] I was in Bend [Ore.] for a year, and before I went there I was editing for a while, so I had kind of just gotten back into reporting. I didn’t feel like I was really able to do amazing work there, and I feel like at the Tribune I got back to do some higher-level reporting. I think I got a level of satisfaction, I was just doing the kind of work I always wanted to be doing.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “I think it’s crucial here that there is robust watchdog local media. I think the state has some issues. I think it’s a state that strongly lacks transparency. I feel like the public officials talk about transparency here a lot, but I think it’s complete lip service. I hope whether it’s the Trib, somebody else, I think that’s really important, and I hope the citizens of Utah realize how important that is.” Mariah Noble, former justice reporter. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “I’m proud of the content that we produced, and I’m proud of the things that I learned. I loved telling the stories of people who otherwise would not have been recognized. I loved making human and threedimensional [the] people who otherwise would have been a name on a page. I really loved the opportunity to do a good job on fleshing out who these people are and why they believe the things they do.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “I hope that we can find a way to continue giving a voice to the people who might not otherwise ever speak up. I know it’s a challenge, and that’s why there were 34 people laid off from the [Tribune last] week. But I hope that we can find a way to show everyone the value in those stories, and find a way to continue sharing different perspectives, and just exposing people to new ideas and new, or different, ways of life from their own. Because that’s one reason why journalism is really important, aside from the whole watchdog factor: there’s just a lot of ignorance in the world, from everyone, when you aren’t paying attention to people who are having a different experience. That applies to local media here in Salt Lake City, Utah, but that also applies to national media and the world.”

Emma Penrod, former environment reporter. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “The thing I most enjoyed covering and felt I did the best coverage of was the story of Utah’s water. This was kind of an ongoing thing, it’s a multifaceted thing; it affects everyone, and yet it seems there were so few people talking about it and so little information available. “We don’t know for sure how much water is being used because so much of our water is unmetered in Utah. We have drinking water that is, of course, metered, but we have these secondary [water] sources outside their homes, and those don’t always have water meters on them … there are these big gaps in terms of what we know and what we think we know about water … to me it’s the most interesting and fascinating story happening anywhere in Utah right now, possibly anywhere in the world.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “I grew up in a small town, I still live here, in rural Utah, and started reporting at a very young age. When I was a rookie reporter, I would watch the other reporters cover these developing environmental issues in my town, and I realized a lot of people in my community and a lot of people in general didn’t have the expertise. Big corporations would come in … they wanted to build power lines right on the bench of the mountains here in Tooele. The town was just outraged by this, but nobody really had the ability or expertise to go to bat with the utility company … they tried. You’d never seen public meetings in Tooele that were as well-attended. The utility companies would come out with all these statistics and numbers, they could talk in specific terms and sound very authoritative, and a lot of other people didn’t have that.

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“[Reporting] really felt like a calling to me. I wanted to make a difference, to have an impact on the world. And when I saw this, I thought, ‘This is something I can do: I can research things and make them accessible to the public through my writing.’ “We as journalists [need] to empower people by giving them the information they [need] to engage in these topics, because when people aren’t informed they don’t have the ability to lobby for themselves, so they lose control of their future.”

Bob Mims, former breaking news and religion reporter. From your time at the Trib, what are you most proud of? “In my 20 years at the Trib, I covered everything: environment, fraud, technology, business, Native Americans, politics, crime, the courts, but it was in the four years of religion writing that I felt journalistically, well, redeemed. Being allowed, sometimes invited into the lives of people of all faiths—in their efforts to help their fellow humans, and to touch the Divine in times of celebration, joy, crisis and mourning alike—educated and inspired me. At this point, I have three stories in the can still at the Trib. One, about hospital chaplains, is one of the most satisfying, one of the best things I’ve done, so a good way to go out.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “First, that the Trib will survive and find its way to a sustainable operating model. That said, I wonder about how local news coverage—not just the big, sexy issues but the more mundane, yet cumulatively still important events and issues—will be chronicled. Truly community news seems in much peril. This is exactly the niche City Weekly has helped fill in the past, and that role will continue to be important.” Al Hartmann, former staff photographer. What are you most proud of from your

time at the Trib? “I can’t say it’s one particular story. This might sound strange, but I’m proud to have survived for 35 years in a volatile industry doing a dream job, a fun job, for 35 years. When I started in the early 1980s, Utah was pretty much the end of the earth. There were no jobs. For me to have found a staff photographer job at a very cool place in a wonderful town, it was a great job. No regrets, no hard feelings.” What are your hopes for the future of Utah’s media market? “I don’t know about the Utah media market. What concerns me is the national media market. I mean The Denver Post took big hits, the Ogden Standard took big hits. This is an ongoing problem nationally. The military likes to say, ‘Freedom isn’t free,’ and I’d have to say the same thing for getting good information. Getting good information locally isn’t free either. The SLT goes to the state legislature so the citizen doesn’t have to … there’s easier, better reliable ways to get information, and that’s through the local newspaper.” Mark Hansen, copy editor and page designer, Trib staffer since 1991. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “I think it was kind of putting out a quality product everyday. Keeping the Valley informed, giving them an angle they weren’t always going to get from another source of news. Typically, our chief rival.” What are your hopes for future of Utah media market? “My hope is there will still be diversity in the market. If the Tribune goes in the direction it’s going, it’s looking bleak, in a lot of ways. It’s going to mean the people at City Weekly are going to have to pick up a lot of that slack. I strongly believe there needs to be a watchdog. Somebody who holds feet to the fire. I say this as someone who worked for the [LDS] church for a long time, also … there is a real need for something like the Tribune, and by extension City Weekly, to just hold people accountable. It needs to happen. There needs to be some other person keeping an eye out. Not necessarily to poke their finger in the eye of power … there just needs to be somebody there.” CW

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Jay Drew, former BYU sports reporter who worked his way up to his job after starting as a newsroom assistant in 1989. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “I was a true workhorse. I would bet I wrote more stores for The Salt Lake Tribune in my 28 years than perhaps any other writer that that newspaper has ever had. I don’t know that for a fact. I didn’t write the longest, most in-depth stories throughout the year. But I wrote a lot. Averaged maybe 10-12 a week. “Obviously there’s a big appetite for BYU sports coverage, so I tried to feed that beast on a daily basis. I put out a lot, a lot of copy. I didn’t win a lot of awards and didn’t write any memorable, great pieces. I did some, but I just was most proud that I could be

counted on almost every single day that I could have something for my editor to put in the paper. I gave BYU fans a reason to turn to the Tribune, while most people would think they would turn to the other paper.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “I hope the Tribune can survive. I don’t wish any ill will upon the Tribune. This town needs two newspapers because of the obviously unique makeup of this state. Will that happen? I think so. I think in some form or another there will be a Salt Lake Tribune. It might be online-only, it might be even more limited with less employees, but at least on some level there will be a Salt Lake Tribune, an independent voice.”

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Scott Sommerdorf, former photographer, previous photo editor and director of photography. What are you most proud of from your time at the Trib? “I think in terms of being a photographer, there isn’t one photo or one story where I could point to, but I do feel proud for hitting a high level of consistency with everything that I did. I think sometimes people in our business can look at this or that assignment as lesser than they would like to do, but I always took pride in doing the best with whatever came across my desk as an assignment. “As a photo editor or director of photography I was able to have one hire in that time, and that was Chris Detrick, out of the University of Missouri, a really excellent photographer, and lucky for him was able to retire before all this mess happened.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “My hopes have kind of been dashed lately, but overall I think the general public needs to realize how important a strong press is in its role in a strong democracy. They sort of need to wake up. They’ve been getting their news for free, they’ve gotten into this habit of dialing into a website and getting this product for free for so long that it’s starting to erode the entire industry. If you cast your mind into the future about what sort of country or state that’s going to look like, it doesn’t look good because it gives a lot of the people we’ve been the watchdog of for so long kind of a free hand.”

“I was happy to increase the representation on the editorial board from 25 percent to 40 percent women. There were only five people on it. The editor is a member, and the other three are male. And so adding even just one woman really increased the percentage and the different perspectives. I’m really proud of the focus we’ve had this past year on women’s issues, and the broadness that that kind of theme touches. It’s not just a ‘Me, too’ sexual harassment issue, it’s a drug issue and a poverty issue and a homelessness issue. The perspective of women on news stories in general is different, and so I was proud to represent that a little more in the editorials the paper published.” What are your hopes for the future of the Utah media market? “I really hope that the local media market continues to innovate so that it remains relevant to readers who are getting their news online, especially millennials, Gen Xers. I don’t watch the broadcast news. I never sit down and watch news on TV. I get my news on Twitter. The newspapers and the Tribune needs to make sure they’re keeping up with those changes in how people read news. The website is a good start, and I don’t lament the paywall; I think people should be paying for a product that is worth it. The cost needs to be reflective of the value. I hope the Tribune keeps producing the quality of the reporting that it has, and I hope that it keeps its cost low.”

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Rubber-faced comic Chris Kattan made his name during his seven-year stint on Saturday Night Live by portraying a wide array of oddball characters. Indeed, anyone who witnessed his roles as Mango, Mr. Peepers, Gay Hitler or one of the Butabi Brothers will find him hard to forget. Like many of his SNL colleagues, Kattan got his start in improvisational comedy at L.A.’s Groundlings Theatre. He was a regular on SNL from 1996 until 2003, and later progressed to primetime as Bob on the ABC hit series The Middle. However, art imitated life when he starred as himself in the 2009 Independent Film Channel miniseries Bollywood Hero, describing the difficulty of transitioning from success as a comedic performer to reinventing himself as a serious actor. Indeed, Kattan’s later career hasn’t been easy. He was cast in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs, only to be replaced in previews. He was subsequently tapped to host Game Show In My Head, and was then usurped by Joe Rogan. Despite intermittent roles in film and TV, luck continued to elude him. In 2014, Kattan was the first to be eliminated during episode 2 of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cookoff, and he suffered an equally ignominious fate when he was booted off Dancing With the Stars in the first round. It was a brave effort regardless, especially after breaking his back 14 years before and undergoing four surgeries to repair the damage. “Years before, I just physically couldn’t do it. It’s a comeback really,” Kattan told Entertainment Tonight. No matter. When it comes to comedy, Kattan’s credibility remains intact. (Lee Zimmerman) Chris Kattan @ Wiseguys West Jordan, 3763 W. Center Park Drive, West Jordan, May 25-26, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $20, wiseguyscomedy.com

Curator ShiPu Wang might focus his academic career on Asian-American artists, but he has a complicated relationship with the term “AsianAmerican.” In fact, he describes the title he chose for this retrospective on the career of Chiura Obata as part of its goal: “What do we think ‘American’ art is? Who gets to be called an American?” That question is even more complicated by the fact that Obata’s most iconic work was created when he was in Utah’s Topaz internment camp during World War II, defined as less American because of his Japanese ancestry. Obata’s pieces are among the only contemporaneous depictions of life inside the internment camps, and he dedicated himself to continuing his scholarly work—he was an art professor at the University of California, Berkeley—by creating an art school at Topaz. Yet Wang wants the exhibition to open the door on what was a seven-decade career, representing works in a wide variety of media and covering many subjects. “A lot of Japanese-American artists, if they went through internment, the narratives tend to be about the internment, as if that’s the only thing they did,” Wang says. “But he’s more than that.” Wang has intentionally designed the exhibition with little of his own voice in terms of captions for images, choosing instead to feature Obata’s own words in this exploration of so many distinctive eras of the artist’s career. “To tell the story of someone who lived to be 90, it’s really artificial,” Wang says. “I want visitors to feel the presence of the artist, and go through someone’s life.” (Scott Renshaw) Chiura Obata: An American Modern @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, 801-581-7332, May 25-Sept. 2, umfa.utah.edu

Summer is coming, and with the heat comes festivals and fireworks celebrating the settlement of Utah. For those who can’t wait until Pioneer Day to celebrate, Ephraim’s Scandinavian Festival has you covered. Spread throughout downtown Ephraim and the Snow College campus, the festival offers a weekend of play, community and education about Utah’s Scandinavian heritage. In addition to this annual celebration, this year also marks Ephraim’s 150th anniversary of becoming an incorporated township, and the festival hosts a large fireworks display in commemoration. Festival chair Annie Fonville says events like theirs and Midway’s Swiss Days help keep an important part of Utah history alive, even if it’s getting harder to source items to sell at the event booths. While many of the wares are unrelated to Scandinavian culture, Fonville says there are handmade boxes from Norway, a pin with two Scandinavian girls dancing and Nordic flags. However, the shortfall of themed items is more than made up for by the plethora of historical and cultural activities available for all ages. Most activities and programming are free. The historic bus tour is $3 per seat and stops at important locations in Ephraim such as log cabins built by original settlers, a historic cemetery and a restored granary that doubles as a contemporary art space housing two exhibitions during the weekend. Additionally, the traditional Scandinavian dinner on Friday and the breakfast on Saturday cost $13 for adults, $7 for children. (Kylee Ehmann) Scandinavian Heritage Festival @ 5 S. Main, Ephraim, 435-283-4631,  May 25, 9 a.m.-8:45 p.m.; May 26, 6 a.m.4 p.m., free, scandinavianfestival.org

The Man Booker Prize-winning 1992 novel The English Patient might be the defining work of Canadian author Michael Ondaatje’s career thus far, particularly thanks to the 1996 Oscarwinning film adaptation. It could seem like a risky proposition to invite comparison by telling another story centered around the legacy of World War II, but Ondaatje heads in a very different direction for his new novel, Warlight. Told in flashback by a narrator named Nathaniel, Warlight primarily takes place in 1945, as 14-year-old Nathaniel and his 15-yearold sister, Rachel, are left by their parents in the care of a man they barely know—whom they refer to as “The Moth”—in post-war London. Nathaniel and Rachel aren’t quite sure who this man is, or his connection to their parents, but gradually details emerge about their mother’s role as an operative for British intelligence. Rather than the epic, slowly unfolding romance of The English Patient, Warlight delivers a different kind of mystery as the two teenage siblings find themselves involved in the shady underground of a city just beginning to emerge from chaos. It is, however, a relationship story, but one of a different kind— about a man trying in retrospect to understand the decisions made by a parent to live a life that left little room for actually parenting. Ondaatje’s beautiful prose heightens the experience of a coming-of-age story that paints a unique picture of a specific time and place, while his narrative tells a more universally familiar tale of wishing for stability from a parent, who simply isn’t capable of providing it. (SR) Michael Ondaatje: Warlight @ The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801484-9100, May 26, 7 p.m., kingsenglish.com

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Comedian Barbara Gray returns home to chronicle 10 years of jokes. BY SCOTT RENSHAW scottr@cityweekly.net @scottrenshaw

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or a stand-up comedian, recording your first comedy album can be a milestone step in your career. For Barbara Gray, it’s also a chance to move on from the jokes that launched her career. “Part of the reason I’m doing this album, I think, is that I’m a different person from when I wrote a lot of this material,” Gray says. “I’m still proud of them—10 years’ worth of work is something to be proud of— but I’d like to talk about how I really feel right now.” Raised in Salt Lake City and a former University of Utah student, Gray is returning home to record that debut comedy album at The Urban Lounge. And it wasn’t a straight line that Gray took toward being a professional comedian. While she describes herself as “always a performer,” including summer theater camps at the U, she started her university studies in theater. When she realized theater wasn’t quite for her, she switched to film studies, as she describes it, “to get some technical capabilities.” That led to moving to Los Angeles in 2008 to work in the film industry, but even then she still wasn’t certain where to focus her energies. “I wanted to do everything,” she says, “which isn’t really possible.” Eventually, her childhood love of comedy led her to being a frequent attendee at Southern California comedy clubs, where she ultimately started performing at open mics. “The good thing about stand-up,” she says, “is if you go to enough open mics, you’ll see enough people where you think, ‘Well, I’m funnier than you are.’ As soon as I got on stage, it was like the clouds opened up.”

Gray’s material tends toward R-rated explorations of her personal life, and it might be easy to assume that a Utah-raised kid turns to raunchy comedy as a way of acting out. But Gray says that’s not the case for her, though she was raised Catholic in primarily Mormon Salt Lake City. “I think some comics are fighting against the way they were raised,” she says. “I went to school with mostly Mormon kids, and they were very nice and kind to me. I think I was able to be myself a little bit more, because they don’t bully you. I was a weird kid, crazy and loud all the time, but I didn’t get any flak for it. I think that allowed me to be my own person.” It’s still a challenge to be a female comedian, whether it’s because of the overwhelming male-ness of the profession, or because people might be judgmental toward a female comedian who tells dirty jokes. “It’s something that’s just there, inherent, and it sucks,” Gray says. “It’s one of those things where, this is what I do, this is what I love, so I’m just going to be really good at it. Nobody’s going to make room for you, especially as a woman.” She’s certainly able to explore her voice as a funny woman on the comedy podcast Lady to Lady, which she has co-hosted for six years with fellow comedians Brandie Posey and Tess Barker (who will be opening for her album-recording show, along with local comedian Natasha Mower). The podcast provides a very different comedic dynamic, as the three friends chat about relationship issues, and adventures like a trip to a Magic Mike Live show in Las Vegas. “The improv, the banter, is very fun, because you’re there with your friends, but you don’t have the audience to feed off of,” she says. “The best thing about live performance is the instant feedback, that addictive quality of knowing something is working in the moment. On the podcast, we’re pros, we can make anything funny. Like in standup, you play a heightened version of yourself … but we try to be genuine, too.” As she prepares for the live show where she will record her comedy album, Gray admits to being somewhat nervous. While she’ll play a warmup show on May 24 at the Green Pig, the entire album will be recorded during one performance,

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which differs from the way many comedy albums are recorded over multiple nights to combine the best audience reactions. But though she wasn’t sure she could sell out more than one show in Salt Lake City to make that kind of option possible, it was more important to her to record the show in front of her friends and family. “My friends I met in middle school and high school, whenever I go back home, I’m the most comfortable with them,” she says. “We’re the stupidest with each other. I want to be comfortable, and really go crazy and be wacky. I wanted all the people I love here, and have all the energy.” “My parents might be there for a minute,” she adds with a laugh. “I might do five minutes of parent-friendly material for them.” CW

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The Full Monty Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, through June 3, dates and times vary, parkcityshows.com Mamma Mia! Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East, through May 26, dates and times vary, pioneertheatre.org Monty Python’s Spamalot The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, through June 9, dates and times vary, grandtheatrecompany.com The Music Man Hale Center Theatre, 9900 S. Monroe St., Sandy, through June 9, dates and times vary, hct.org Next Fall An Other Theater Co., Provo Towne Centre, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo, through May 26, Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., anothertheatercompany.com Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Tuacahn Center for the Arts, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, May 25-June 30, dates and times vary, tuacahn.org Sense & Sensibility Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, through June 2, dates and times vary, haletheater.org Tuck Everlasting Hale Center Theatre, 9900 S. Monroe St., Sandy, through May 31, dates and times vary, hct.org

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Utah Symphony: Finishing Touches: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, May 25, 10 a.m., utahsymphony.org Utah Symphony: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, May 25-26, 7:30 p.m., utahsymphony.org

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James Pogue: Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100, May 24, 7 p.m.,

Holi Festival of Colors West Stadium Park, 1650 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, May 26, 11 a.m.4 p.m., festivalofcolorsusa.com Scandinavian Heritage Festival 5 S. Main, Ephraim, 435-283-4631, May 25, 9 a.m.8:45 p.m.; May 26, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.,  scandinavianfestival.org (see p. 14)

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The Ability to Create Eccles Gallery, 1575 S. State, through May 29, calendar.slcc.edu Alyce Carrier: Celebration of the Hand Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, 300 South between 200 West and West Temple, through June 17, museumofchange.org Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman: Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape Granary Art Center, 86 N. Main, Ephraim, May 25-Sept. 28, granaryarts.org (see above right) Buster Graybill: Informalism UMOCA, 20 S. West Temple, 801-328-4201, May 25-Sept. 8, opening reception, May 25, 7-9 p.m., utahmoca.org Charles Keeling Lassiter Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 N. Main, Bountiful, through June 22, bdac.org Chase Westfall: Control UMOCA, 20 S. West Temple, May 25-Aug. 9, opening reception, May 25, 6-9 p.m., utahmoca.org Chiura Obata: An American Modern Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, May 25-Sept. 2, umfa.utah.edu (see p. 14) Claudia Sisemore: 70’s Color Field Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, through June 8, phillips-gallery.com David Estes: People, Places, Things Marmalade Library, 280 W. 500 North, 801-594-8680, through June 2, slcpl.org

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman look at how we’ve become distanced from our food sources (“Fruit Loops Landscape” is pictured) in Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape at Granary Art Center (86 North Main, Ephraim, granaryarts.org), from May 25-Sept. 28. Desire Lines UMOCA, 20 S. West Temple, through May 26, utahmoca.org Ditchbank: Paintings and Ceramics Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, through June 15, times vary, slcpl.org Epicenter: Our Futures Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, through July 1, umfa.utah.edu Glass Art Guild Show Pioneer Memorial Theatre Loge Gallery, 300 S. 1400 East, through May 28, pioneertheatre.org Jena Schmidt: A Part of Everything A Gallery, 1321 S. 2100 East, 801-583-4800, through June 1, agalleryonline.com Julius von Bismarck: Landscape Painting UMOCA, 20 S. West Temple, through May 26,

utahmoca.org Laura Sharp Wilson: Small Alice Gallery, 617 E. South Temple, through July 6, heritage.utah.gov LEGO City Blocks The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, through Aug. 31, theleonardo.org Lenka Konopasek and Sarah Bown Roberts Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, through June 8, saltlakearts.org Mandelman & Ribak Exhibition Modern West Fine Art, 177 E. 200 South, through June 10, modernwestfineart.com Mara Elana Macaroni Gallery, 244 S. 500 West, Ste. 107, through May 31, macaronigallery.com Mark Crenshaw: In Bloom Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., Park City, through May 27, kimballartcenter.org

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kingsenglish.com Devri Walls: Venators The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100, May 25, 7 p.m., kingsenglish.com Michael Ondaatje: Warlight The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 500 East, 801-484-9100, May 26, 7 p.m., kingsenglish.com (see p. 14)


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Quench your thirst with a variety of seasonal flavors. BY MIKE RIEDEL comments@cityweekly.net @utahbeer

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nyone who has spent time in Utah knows that the seasons here can seemingly turn on a dime. Often, spring lasts only a week as a brief buffer between winter and summer. Your beer palate is just as fickle; before you know it, those imperial stouts are out the window in favor of lighter, thirst-quenching ales and lagers. These beers might not be around all summer, but they’ll get you on your way. Proper La Belle Peche: This has a light peach color that’s unfiltered and hazy. The aroma is classic saison, with grain, a bit of spice, a touch of leather and biscuit, along with a slight peach juice presence. The flavor follows with peach, a touch of toast, spice, leather, a bit of lemon and bread. This 4 percent ABV beer has a medium/ light body, good carbonation and is slightly dry—a solid peach saison.

Wasatch Lime Kellerbier: There are very nice aromas here, with a good balance of lime, pale malt and light earthy hop notes. The taste starts with herbal lime, crackers and a floral/grassy earthiness. The back end showcases more of an herbal and spicy bitterness that tries to punch through the lime, with some additional citrus elements in the finish. It’s a clean 4 percent lager with nice lime flavors. Kiitos American Pilsner: The nose has a noticeable hint of wheat cracker and lemongrass. The taste begins slightly bready with a hint of citrus peel. Once it hits the sides of my tongue, it shows itself to be more lemony. A hint of grapefruit hop flavor joins next, with some grassy and hay-like bitterness rounding it out. This 4 percent lager leaves you with a rather crisp and wheaty intensity that’ll linger on your tongue. Epic RiNo Pale Ale: This one packs aromas full of tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango and berries. The taste features a big fruit salad of flavors that consists of everything the nose introduced; add some complex flavors of citrus/fruity/tropical hops that light up the palate, and you’ve got a tornado of flavors. The moderate amount malt sweetness makes all of these flavors possible with zero lingering hop astringency at the finish. It’s full-flavored and delicious, at a respectable 5.8 percent. Hoppers The Jenny: This beer has a nice-looking pink hue, and smells like hibiscus, strawberry and biscuit. The taste

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is reminiscent of SweeTarts candy, with some herbal tartness throwing me off my game. Strawberry Quick flavors come next, adding a complete opposite contrast to the hibiscus. At times it was tough to nail down any specific flavors, but somehow this works as a nice light, refreshing fruity beer. It’s definitely worth your time if you like complex, fruity 4 percent beers. Uinta Mango Lime Pilsner: This new lager is somewhat hazy with scents of (you guessed it) mango and lime. The flavors showcase fruitier aspects as well. Pilsners aren’t exactly massive flavor bombs as a rule, so the mango in this one goes straight

to the forefront. The lime comes next and adds a bit of tart balance to the sweeter fruit. A hint of toasted grains and herbal hops round out the back end. The finish is fruity but not cloying. This 4 percent beer definitely tastes like summer. Summer beers are all about refreshment, and the trends right now are skewing toward fruitier brews. If you’re prone to fruit-forward beers, I think you’ll find these selections to be right in your wheelhouse. If not, try mixing some of these into your beer repertoire with drier beers like Pilsners and Kölsches to keep your palate excited. As always, cheers! CW

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What’s that you say? That’s not enough to fill all 93 days of summer? We also threw in a rundown of activities on the now-flowery Utah slopes, an art-themed roadtrip, a summary of outdoor movie fests, tips on how to assemble the perfect picnic basket and a Mezcal 101 class. If that wasn’t enough, we also asked several local notables about their first summer jobs, went on the hunt for the ultimate SLC souvenir and assembled a comprehensive patio guide to sweeten the pot. In short, get ready for one monster of a season. So bust out that floppy hat, squeeze yourself into last year’s swimsuit and spread that SPF, baby. Here, you missed a spot. —Enrique Limón, Editor

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employees, a nip or two of Valley Tan whiskey and lack of internet. Whatever the case might be, we pay homage to that piece of homegrown lore in this special issue, and neigh our way through the glory that only summer in SLC has to offer. On these pages, you’ll encounter everything from a trek atop a double-decker tourist bus to a rundown of festivals that just scream summer to a primer on watersports (those of the non-Russian inclination) on the Beehive Nessie’s former home. You’ll also get familiar with some area swimming pools ripe for the plunging, salivate over delectable ice cream creations, get the downand-dirty on dirty soda and find out which spots to ship off the kids to for the day while you soak up the rays.

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lame it on a man history remembers only as Brother Bainbridge. In the 1840s, Bainbridge reported spotting a dolphinlike leviathan in the Great Salt Lake. Although our lake is located some 4,000 miles from Loch Ness, sightings of the mythical being— soon to be christened the North Shore Monster—grew and, by summer 1877, published accounts of it and its “frightful bellow” ran in the Corinne Daily Reporter and later the Deseret News. By then, the creature had evolved into a horrendous amalgam possessing the body of a crocodile and a horse’s head. In reality, it was probably a stray bison. We’ll chalk up the confusion to the beginning stages of heat stroke experienced by Barnes and Co. Salt Works

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Experience SLC like it’s the very first time. By Sarah Arnoff

e locals think we know it all when it comes to Salt Lake City tourist destinations. There are the basics—Temple Square, the Capitol and various museums and outdoor recreation sites. But there’s a different side to viewing Salt Lake that most locals haven’t experienced: from atop a double-decker bus.

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mond, the woman who holds the Guiness World Record for longest fingernails, calls SLC home. It’s family friendly and not too hokey, with a few wry jabs here and there. One section on myths about Mormons ends with “Even the staunchest Mormon is known to have a beer now and then—though it’s probably of the root variety.” Housley recalls one day when he was driving a group of older LDS women in the trolley who didn’t hear the “root” part of that line, and one was particularly not amused. “I thought she was going to beat me to death with her purse,” he says. Housley signed on with U.S. Bus six years ago when he was laid off from a previous transportation job. After driving his first summer with the tour agency, he decided

Utah who informed him of the lack of hop-on hop-off tour buses in Salt Lake City. Dolejs jumped on a plane to SLC and fell in love with the place, starting U.S. Bus Utah in 2012 with two single-level open-top red buses. The trolley was brought down from Canada a year later when Jingle Bus came about and, shortly after that, Dolejs shipped the double-decker from the U.K. to Maryland and drove it cross-country to Utah. “He found the opportunity and felt like people could use it,” Brown says. And use it they have. The season generally runs through mid-October with August and September being the busiest months. Convention crowds at the Salt Palace are the tours’ biggest attendees, as the U.S. Bus sales stand is right outside the center’s east entrance. During the busy months, Brown says it’s common to have the tours almost filled even on the first run, which leaves at 9:45 a.m. In 2015, she recalls, the Parliament of the World’s Religions congregated for the first time in Salt Lake City, and attendees from all over the globe spilled out of the Salt Palace to experience the capital of Mormonism. “At one point, we had our red-and-white open-top bus full of Buddhist monks from Thailand,” she says. “That was something else to see.” To encourage more locals to try the experience, the company offers Utah residents buy-one-get-one-free tickets, which are good for 24 hours after boarding the bus. Brown says that they are working on other types of tours, like routes for food and chocolate tastings, in addition to their city and Antelope Island tours. But the biggest draw for locals, she says, is the chance to learn more about the city they call home. “I’ve only lived here my whole life and I still didn’t know it all,” she says. “Come and learn more about the city you actually live in. … I don’t think I’ve seen a single local that’s gone on the tour and said they knew everything.”

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“I learned quite a bit riding a few times,” Syracuse native Alan Housley says. “Even locals learn a thing or two.” Housley is in his sixth season driving the doubledecker bus and trolley owned by U.S. Bus Utah, a hop-on hop-off tour agency that runs guided tours during the summer. The 19-mile loop is accompanied by an audio narration, and patrons can get off and back on at any of the 17 stops along the route, including Temple Square, Fort Douglas, the Natural History Museum of Utah, Trolley Square and the Salt Palace. The audio guide is peppered with informational tidbits and fun facts about Salt Lake and Utah in general, like how Brigham Young was personified as the villain in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, and that Lee Red-

to stick around even after finding a management position with CR England, where he works most days of the week. “I just enjoyed this so much, I kept coming back,” he says. “It’s better than sitting at the house on your two days off watching television.” And driving a double-decker bus sourced from the U.K. presents a different set of challenges than his previous trucking gigs. “It creates an interesting environment to drive in,” he says. Since the steering wheel is on the right side of the bus, passengers have to enter and exit into the street. But to avoid hazards of oncoming traffic, an attendant rides with Housley to watch for cars, place traffic cones around the front of the bus and escort passengers to and from the sidewalk safely. Behind-the-scenes work can be complicated, too. “It’s a challenge to maintain it, to clean it, to make sure that everything runs all the time with all the right parts because all the parts are British,” U.S. Bus Director of Sales AnnaLaura Brown says. For the first two weeks of the 2018 season, only the trolley (which also serves as the Jingle Bus during the holidays) was operational since the double-decker was in the shop for various repairs. Tree limbs around the route need to be trimmed in order to accommodate the roof-free bus’ height. And there aren’t many garages that can house a double-decker, either. “It’s hard,” Brown says. “During the season we’ve had them at residential places that have bigger lots to put them on.” But the flip side is that the British buses are popular. The company hopes to have two double-deckers up and running by next season. Originally, U.S. Bus owner Jerry Dolejs, a Czech native who immigrated to Canada, wanted to expand his three tour companies he’d started up north to the Dominican Republic, where milder weather makes year-round operation more feasible. While scouting out the possibilities there, he met a couple from


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The Snow Days of Summer These 10 spots keep the stoke level strong year round.

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eah, yeah, this past snow season might have been one of the most lame-ass ones in recent memory. The upside? Getting to jump right into all the summer slopeside glory the region has to offer. As a mama of two teenage boys who are competitive freeride skiers and compete all summer and fall on mountain-bike teams, our family spends a lot of time exploring Utah’s mountainous terrain. And as much as I love a good powder day or hike through Alpine wildflowers, I have a big ol’ soft spot for the laidback side of summer lovin’. Think free concerts, car shows, a red Solo cup of chilled rosé on a starry summer night. And all of it about 10-20 degrees cooler than down in the valley. Sigh. That’s my kind of Sunday Funday. Whether you’re looking to gear up for a mountain adventure or get your groove on with some live tunes, these Utah resorts keep the stoke level high all summer long.

Snowbasin

3925 Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, 801-620-1000, snowbasin.com

Since 1936, Snowbasin has been northern Utah’s go-to family resort for year-round fun. This summer’s Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday afternoon concert series (pictured) looks like an absolute hoot, with free shows June through September by artists like Los Lobos, Frogleg, Slings & Arrows and local heroes Folk Hogan and Talia Keys. A family-friendly scene, the lawn shows feature acts from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Check out their Spotify playlist for a preview: bit.ly/BBBBQ2018 Starting June 9, the Needles Gondola runs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for easy-peasy downhill hiking or biking access. After a day of outdoor adventure, snag a cold brew from the local on-tap selections on Earl’s Patio, pair it with some award-winning barbecue and settle in for one of the best happy hour views in the Beehive. Even better: The kiddos can keep busy with mini golf, a climbing wall, bungee jump and adventure course while the grown-ups toast the sunset.

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Powder Mountain

Utah Highway 158, 8000 N. 5100 East, Eden, 801-745-3772, powdermountain.com

For the best mid-week activities in the north, head up to Pow Mow on Thursday nights. Every other week through July and August hosts either a mountain bike race (with choices from 4 to 12 miles) or fun-run on the mountain’s summer trail network. Pre-registration of $20 gets you a bib, timing, raffle ticket and two-for-one tacos. There are prizes for first place in each age division for men and women. While you’re there, you can indulge your classical side by supporting the Eden Artists in Residence program, which brings young string musicians to Utah each summer. Their rehearsal season culminates in four performances at the top of Powder Mountain in August and September.

Solitude Mountain Resort

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, 801-534-1400, solitudemountain.com

Utah’s covert mountain secret keeps the wide-open fun going all summer long, too. Trails are open for hiking and mountain biking from June 15 through the end of September, weather permitting. Lift service runs Friday-Sunday on the Sunrise chairlift from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or guests can use their own locomotion to go uphill during daylight hours seven days a week. And Solitude’s 18-hole disc golf course is one of the West’s favorite high-altitude courses. An annual foodie event favorite, this year’s Taste of the Wasatch is at Solitude from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 5. The fundraiser to fight hunger features live music, nibbles from 50 of Utah’s top chefs, and boutique wine and craft beer selections. Tickets and more info at tasteofthewasatch.org.

Wasatch Wildflower Festival

Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, cottonwoodcanyons.org

During the 2018 season, the four resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons take turns hosting the Wasatch Wildflower Festival, which is open to hikers and flora enthusiasts from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Guided hikes ranging from kid-friendly easy 45-minute strolls to up to three-hour challenging hikes, all with trained naturalist guides. The festival is free and there are discounted fees for hikes requiring chairlift/tram access. Parking gets crazy congested on host days, so plan ahead to carpool up if you can. Hosts: Brighton: Saturday, July 21 Solitude: Sunday, July 22 Alta: Saturday, July 28 Snowbird: Sunday, July 29

Snowbird

9385 S. Snowbird Center Drive, Snowbird, 801-933-2222, snowbird.com

The busy Snowbird summer activity season kicks off with the resort’s annual Brewfest on June 9 and 10. For the best deal on getting the kids exhausted, purchase all-day activity passes ($17-$39; check website for hours and start dates) like tram and lift access to hiking and mountain-bike trails, a zipline, climbing wall and my kids’ favorite, the 1,300-linear-foot twisty-turny Alpine slide. Free family-friendly events on the Plaza Deck at Snowbird Center start mid-June, with lawn chairs and coolers welcome (drink responsibly). The free Cool Air Concert Series runs Saturday nights June 16-Aug. 11. Check out acts like Whitewater Ramble, Jared & The Mill and Ballroom Thieves. Sunday afternoons from noon3 p.m. Snowbird presents homegrown bands like The Nate Robinson Trio, Whiskey Fish and an always-popular show by the School of Rock’s future rock stars in training. Free family movie nights on the Plaza Deck starting at dusk each Friday night are a big hit, too.


This year’s classics include the original Jumanji, Ghostbusters and Footloose. When Men’s Journal mag gives a shout out to a local beer fest, you know it’s a big deal. Close out the season with a bang at Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest running weekends AugustOctober (plus Labor Day).

You’ve probably seen videos of Olympic athletes summer training by launching themselves on skis or snowboards down ramps and landing in splash pools. See the real thing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons mid-June through Sept. 2 during the Flying Ace AllStars Freestyle Shows at 1 p.m. (prices vary).

Park City Mountain

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Cutting to the chase: The combined Park City Mountain and Canyons Village complex is freakin’ huge. There’s a shit-ton of stuff: gold panning, tubing for the kids, Alpine slides, ropes courses, you name it. There are also tons of free hiking and mountain-bike trails criss-crossing the resort, with very cool views of old mining equipment and facilities. Locals get in on the action with Wednesday night Farmers Market at the Silver King parking lot, Thursday night trivia at Legends Bar & Grill and free live music on Saturday nights at Park City Mountain Village. Clear mountain air makes for some pretty spectacular fireworks shows, which are hosted July 3 and 4. On Aug. 11, the Canyons Village hosts Stage 5 of the seven-day Tour of Utah road cycling race.

It’s not all about hiking, biking and ziplining at Sundance Mountain Resort (although they do have all of those things going on). One of the happenings that makes Sundance truly unique is the Summer Artist in Residence programs, where guests can see craftspeople at work. The resort also hosts two-hour art studio classes daily, with workshops like pottery, drawing, painting and jewelry, and handbound journal making. Sessions are available three times a day by appointment only at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call 801-223-4535 for class info and aim to make a reservation at least a day in advance. Want to explore Sundance from the saddle? Through Rocky Mountain Outfitters, the resort also offers one-hour Elk Meadows horseback trail rides ($65 per rider) and a two-hour Stewart Falls Trail Ride ($85 per rider). Children must be at least 8 years or older to participate. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and no double-riding is permitted. Schedule tours at least 72 hours in advance by calling 435-654-1655.

1345 Lowell Ave., Park City, 435-649-8111, parkcitymountain.com

Deer Valley

2250 Deer Valley Drive, Deer Valley, 435-649-1000, deervalley.com

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3419 Olympic Parkway, Park City, 435-658-4200, utaholympiclegacy.org

329 S. Highway 143, Brian Head, 435-677-2035, brianhead.com

This just might be the best-kept weekend secret in Southern Utah. From its June 16 opening through Rocktoberfest on Sept. 15, skip the tourist craziness of the national parks and head up to Brian Head’s cool pines for lift-served weekend hiking and biking access. Starting this summer in collaboration with Momentum Trail Concepts, a combination of chair lift and shuttle service links over 100 miles of bike trails, including gravity fed single track, terrain parks (with jumps, drops, walls and lots of natural and human-engineered features) and backcountry access. July 14 and 15, the resort celebrates new additions to the mountain bike park, with the Classic Rock N’ Ride MTB Festival. Expect demo bikes, backcountry shuttles and I’m guessing a shitload of swag from the many vendors and live music groups who’ll be there ($10 cover charge, kids 12 & under free; all bike and mountain activity passes are extra). Brian Head’s also got lots of super chill laidback (brewski in hand, of course) activities like The Main Event live music show June 30 and July 1, an impressive Fourth of July celebration, and an annual car show on July 27. The Aug. 11 all-day Festival of Flavors (in conjunction with the Flyin’ Brian downhill bike race) has live bands and lots of beer, wine and spirit vendors. You know, so you can sip a glass of pinot grigio and watch the cringeworthy crashes from the comfort of the Patio Grill.

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From June through September, the site of the 2002 Olympic events like bobsledding, luge and ski jumping hosts similar summer activities. You can observe how the pros do it, or up the pucker factor launching your own body down the bobsled course ($75) or off the end of the ski jump landing zone with “extreme tubing” ($15 and up), rope courses, zipline treks or try out the poolside “splash zone” climbing wall.

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Known as one of the West’s premiere liftserved single-track mountain-bike networks, Deer Valley’s baller trail system features 3,000 vertical feet of elevation change and 70 miles of trail, rated from beginner to advanced. Recently, the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) awarded it the first Gold-Level Ride Center for great flow and variety. Depending on access, lift service rates are $12-$48; bike rental not included. Deer Valley’s Snow Park outdoor amphitheater hosts three summer concert series with very distinct emphases, though the Venn diagram of awesome is strong: The Decemberists, Gavin DeGraw plus Phillip Phillips, Gov’t Mule and Jason Mraz for the Deer Valley Concert Series. For your classical and opera fix, check out Utah Symphony concerts with themes like Broadway hits by Sondheim and Webber, an ABBA tribute, and performances with Kristin Chenoweth, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Rick Springfield and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. We’re sure there will be absolutely no covert special brownie consumption at the Aug. 11 symphony show of The Music of Pink Floyd. None at all.

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Experience “sort of stunning” sunsets and workout your core at the Great Salt Lake. By Kelan Lyons

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Pedal Boating

The boats are tough to tip over, and peddling isn’t difficult because, thanks to the salt, the boats sit up higher on the water, making them great options for weekend warriors who want to spend time with their kids.

Sailing

Fearful landlubbers, take note: The chances of your boat taking on water in the GSL are low. “You don’t have to worry about sinking because the water’s so dense,”

Stand Up Paddleboarding

A cross between surfing and kayaking, stand up paddleboarding is more commonly known by its acronym, SUP, not to be confused with the greeting. SUPers stand on a board and use a paddle to navigate the water, giving their bodies—especially their cores—a full workout while doing their best not to lose their balance and stay dry. Trent Hickman, owner and operator of Park City SUP, says the views GSL SUPers get of the Wasatch Mountain Range, not to mention the sunsets, “can be sort of stunning.” Hickman says he doesn’t think the saltiness makes SUPing any harder, but, “if it’s highly windy or choppy, that can make it incredibly difficult.”

Kayaking

Amanda Green, co-owner of Green Adventure Sport Rentals, compared her Great Salt Lake kayaking experience to “paddling through cough syrup.” (Ghizzone says there’s less resistance in the water because of the salt, rejecting Green’s cough syrup comparison, unless you’re paddling through waves. And Hickman says the difficulty of paddling through the lake “can be subjective.”) Using a kayak, Green says, “you can still have the beauty of seeing everything, but not the itchiness of the salt … I like it because I don’t like to swim.” Green encourages potential kayakers not to worry about winged menaces: bugs hug the shoreline, she says, but they’re not as prevalent farther out on the water.

Rowing

Dubbed the “polar opposite of kayaking” by Great Salt Lake Rowing president Irene Lysenko, rowing is a fullbody workout in which participants face backward—not forward, as in kayaking—and use a combination of legwork and teamwork to glide through the water while taking in some breathtaking views. “It’s incredibly beautiful,”

Lysenko says. “You just can’t beat the sunsets. Beginners, head to the Great Salt Lake Marina on Saturday, June 2 for National Learn to Row Day, where you’ll get free rowing education and experience. Those looking for a series of classes should check out the GSLR’s lessons page. The best part? “It’s lowimpact,” Lysenko says. “You can row forever. You never age out of it.”

Swimming, or, for the less ambitious, floating

To get as close as humanly possible to Jesus’ water-walking feat, just lie back. “You can float effortlessly,” Shearer, the harbor master, says, thanks to the lake’s high salt concentration. Prospective floaters should head to the lake’s northern arm, since it’s twice as salty as the arm to the south. Visit the popular Bridger Bay Beach to lie back, gaze at the sky and meditate to the sound of the birds as you float in the water’s salty embrace. Or, if you’re an open-water swimmer, brave the brine flies and shrimp and do some freestyle with a backdrop much prettier than your standard swimming pool or body of open water and soak it all it. This, my friends, is summer in Utah.

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Pedal boats are a great way to kill an afternoon on the water. “They’re not very fast, but they are a lot of fun, especially on a calm day,” Ghizzone says of the watercrafts. His business rents out four-seater pedal boats, which Ghizzone describes as “kind of a legacy thing” for the Great Salt Lake and “more of a family activity”; children are allowed to join adults, he says, provided they wear a life jacket.

Dave Shearer, the state park’s harbor master, says, though he warns sailors to pay attention to weather forecasts. “If the wind picks up, you can get some pretty quick waves out there,” he says, but “average daily conditions out here are very good.” Shearer recommends prospective boaters check out Sailfest, held in June by the Great Sale Lake Yacht Club, or contact Gonzo Boat Rentals and Tours. “There’s plenty of opportunities to get out on the water,” he says.

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ention to a Utahn that you’re going to spend some time in the city’s namesake body of water, and the response is invariably the same: a scrunchedup nose, a look of disdain and some version of the words, Why would you want to do that? “The lake itself does tend to get a bad rap. People always want to talk about the smell and the bugs,” Dave Ghizzone, owner of Gonzo Boat Rentals and Tours, says, though he swears the odor comes from nearby Farmington Bay. Smell be damned, the Great Salt Lake is an underrated spot in the hot summer months for boating, rowing or, for the truly bold, taking a dip. With unbeatable vistas of mountains and magnificent sunsets, braving the bugs and smell is worth it. Plus, Ghizzone says, “Once you’re out on the main body of water, there’s really no odor at all.” Ditch your preconceptions and get out on the water. Here are some suggestions:


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My First Summer Job Notable locals reflect on their first forays into employment. By Lance Gudmundsen

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nless you’re a trust fund baby (and maybe even if you are), summertime frolicking is all-too-soon replaced by a summertime job. Like your first kiss or first car, it’s an all-American rite of passage into young adulthood. Honoring the tried-and-true summer tradition, we asked an assortment of Utahns for their recollection of their first jobs, and the lessons they learned along the way.

Mike Lee U.S. senator

The job: “I worked for a construction company sanding drywall seams. It was dusty and hot … so, for a while, I stopped wearing the mask because it was so uncomfortable. But then I asked my friend’s dad—who was a doctor—if I had to wear the mask. And he said, “Uh, yeah. That stuff will kill you. Don’t breath that in.” Life lesson: “That summer made me all the more determined to do something that didn’t involve sanding drywall for the rest of my life.”

Paul Rolly

Former Salt Lake Tribune columnist

The job: “It was on the golfcourse grounds of Salt Lake City’s Parks Department. The first summer, after my sophomore year of high school, I weeded, trimmed and mowed the greens—and smoothed the sand traps—at Nibley Park Golf Course. My second summer, I was the night water man at Nibley, starting about 9 p.m. and watering all night long, until about 5:30 a.m. My third

summer was my favorite: I was the fairway cutter at Rose Park Golf Course, driving a tractor with a gang of mowers attached, going up and down each fairway listening to rock ’n’ roll on my transistor radio and enjoying the atmosphere … particularly the women golfers in their short-shorts and skimpy tops. Only stressful part was making sure I didn’t run over someone’s golf ball—and making sure I didn’t get hit by one!” Life lesson: “It taught me that work can be fun, and the value of earning money and using it wisely … making sure I saved some for the car I would eventually buy.”

Terry L. Capener Lagoon general manager

The job: “Making buffalo burgers at Pioneer Village at Lagoon. All my friends were trying to work there. My sister [already was employed there] and always came home happy—but her paychecks were what I was most interested in. After my first interview, I was informed that there was not currently a job for me. (Back then, there were way

more teenagers available to work—unlike today where they can basically get a job anywhere.) I was heartbroken—and had already spent my first paycheck in my mind. The next day, I called back and told [the food manager] he could fire me after my first week if I didn’t work hard enough. I must have made an impression, as I will be finishing my 39th year at Lagoon this season. I was paid $1.30 per hour and I thought I was rich. The job was hot and exhausting with long hours—but I loved it. I made so many friends that season—and wouldn’t have quit if they paid me to!” Life lesson: “Responsibility, safety, communication, working together as a group and how to get along with others. I also learned independence. I was sooo shy when I started. I learned who and what I wanted to be. I learned integrity and perseverance. I loved it so much that I never really left.”

Kari Landro

SLC interior designer

The job: “I was hired at [the now defunct] Pardoe Floral when I was 13 years old. Old Man Pardoe came to my house just a few houses from his greenhouses and asked if I could work for him. We planted flats of flowers for 11 cents a flat. And if we planted fast, we could make $1 an hour!” Life lesson: “I met many friends there and had so much fun. I soon learned friends were important in life. Hard work and showing up every day brought a better paycheck. Also, I learned that dependable employees help a company succeed—and self-discipline is critical to your own success. I also developed a passion for flowers. I treasure the

friends I made as I worked for various companies. I cherish all the memories along the way.”

Thomas R. Calame, M.d. SLC cardiologist

The job: “The first job for which I received a paycheck was as a stockroom clerk at the Nebraska clothing store in Omaha. I was 15 and made 90-95 cents an hour—which was the minimum wage. After about a year and a half, I was fired in a dramatic fashion for criticizing my supervisor. Unfortunately, he was the boss’ brother-in-law!” Life lesson: “I learned that people don’t like to be criticized … and that being a smart-ass is not a particularly good way to advance in the world.”

Spencer Cox

Utah Lieutenant Governor

The job: Farming and moving sprinkler pipe on his family farm in Fairview, Utah. He was paid 10 cents per pipe, which was usually about 30 pipes in the morning and another 30 pipes in the evening. He was also paid $4 an hour whenever he drove the tractor. Life lesson: “Hard work and family values. I actually hated farming as a kid, and knew I needed to get an education so I could get off the farm … but now I just want to be a farmer all the time.”

Cristina Flores

KUTV Channel 2 reporter

The job: “It was the summer after high school graduation. I didn’t have a car, so the only job I found with a schedule that allowed my mom to drive me on her way to work was at the local Kmart store near

our home in California. It was in the back of the store’s loading area which was dark at 6 a.m. There were no customers … just me and a few others who did the same job. For four hours a day, I put price stickers on merchandise (deodorant, diapers, canned goods) before it was placed on the shelves. It was so boring and mind-numbing. I don’t remember how much it paid—it was 1985—but I’m sure it was minimum wage. They paid us in cash—and I think that was no accident. Workers often went right back into the store and spent their hard-earned cash. I remember making about $90 per pay period. I soon was ‘promoted’ to cashier … much better because I got to interact with customers.” Life lesson: “It was a great motivator because it helped me set my sights on better things—like a career in TV news. I’d already been accepted by a local university and the job made me feel so thankful that someday I’d have better options.”

Richard Baker SLC bar patron

The job: “It was at the old Park Vu drivein theater on 3900 South and 1100 East—cleaning the lot the morning after the show. You can’t believe what people left behind: beer bottles, bras, underwear, diapers and drug paraphernalia. Sometimes, I’d find money … but I didn’t tell anybody. A nice bonus. I was in the seventh grade—so it was about 1972.” Life lesson: “Well, I learned how scary it is to walk along the top of the screen—which I did a couple of times. And how not to spend money foolishly. Of course, I still do the same thing … but now it’s in a bar!”


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very parent of school-age children has experienced it, and the dread that accompanies it: Just a few hours into the first day of summer vacation, and your recently liberated youngsters are grumbling, “I’m bored.” Or perhaps just as bad, they appear content to spend hours on their phone, their tablet or in front of the TV, shunning all human interaction or active engagement with the world. It’s not too late to head off ennui, lethargy and passivity at the pass. Here’s just a handful of the options for Wasatch Front parents to get their kids involved in activities that will give their summer a boost of energy and education—and, not for nothing, get them out of your hair for a few hours each weekday.

Discovery Gateway

Join the artists of Samba Fogo for a weeklong morning program (July 9-13) for ages 5-9 providing a foundation in Brazilian song, dance, drumming, culture, craft-making and more. The camp concludes with a performance for family members on July 13, and the $120 per student fee includes a Samba Fogo T-shirt and access to the museum exhibits (full and partial scholarships are available). 444 W. 100 South, 801-456-5437, discoverygateway.org/summer-camps

Imagination Place

Themed weeks for kids 3½-10 years old combine music, performance, physical activity, arts and crafts for a stimulating 90-minute mini-camp. Explore the worlds of pirates, trolls, Polynesian culture and more. Cost $175 per student ($155 for second student). 1155 E. 3300 South, 801-463-9067, imaginationplace.com

The Leonardo

The Leonardo (pictured) keeps your little scientist engaged this summer with weeklong camps that pique their curiosity and offer the museum’s trademark brand of hands-on learning. Two options are available for first and second-graders, in two sessions (June 25-29 and Aug. 6-10). In the mornings

By Scott Renshaw (9 a.m.-noon), “Colorful Chemistry” serves up experiments with a sweet tooth as children learn chemical concepts through candy. In the afternoon (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), “Myth Busted” teaches kids to wonder about the truth behind urban legends and old wives’ tales—like whether the “five-second rule” really works—via direct experience. Camp sessions are $150 per person; $20 extra for half-hour early drop-off.

Salt Lake Arts Academy

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Dozens of age-appropriate (from K-8th grade) weeklong experiences are available at the Natural History Museum, both on site and through exploratory field trips. Kids get hands-on learning about biology, engineering and robotics, gardening and food science, geology, outer space and more. Special camps for girls offer safe places to nurture an interest in science and technology. Special courses give participants a chance for one day each at the Natural History Museum, Hogle Zoo, This Is the Place Heritage Park, Red Butte Garden and Arboretum and Camp Kostopulos. Sessions range from $155-$310 per week. 301 Wakara Way, 801-581-4303, nhmu.utah.edu

Ninja Warehouse

For that unstoppable bundle of energy, here’s a camp that’s all about bodies in motion. Weeklong half-day classes at two Utah locations take participants through an ever-changing series of obstacle courses. Team and individual competitions and free play time on the climbing/swinging/balancing apparatuses are also included. Ages 5-13 are eligible, $224 per person including T-shirt, snacks and closing Friday pizza party. Reservations by phone only. 780 W. Layton Ave.; 3107 Wall Ave., Ogden; 801-707-7915, ninjawarehouse.com

Throughout the summer, Salt Lake Arts Academy presents weeklong classes primarily for ages 9-16, with half-day and fullday experiences that cover a diverse selection of visual and performing arts. Students can learn fundamentals of photography, explore creating works with paper or felt, fashion glass works or design jewelry. For the performers, workshops focus on music, improvisation and dance. There’s even an overnight excursion to Cedar City for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Half-day classes range $155-$175; full-day $310-$335.

SpyHop

Youngsters interested in film and media arts have a great opportunity to get hands-on experiences. Half-day camps for ages 9-12 cover topics including creating an animated film (June 4-8), shadow-puppet theater (June 25-29) and songwriting (July 1620) for $175 a pop. Full-day courses include partnerships with Clever Octopus on creating a found-object musical instrument (July 9-13) and making a short science-fiction film (July 9-13), or combining rock-climbing with photography at The Front Climbing Gym; full-day classes $325 per person. 669 S. West Temple, Ste. 202, 801-532-7500, spyhop.org

Utah Children’s Theatre

If your youngster has already been bitten by the stage bug, or even shows a little facility for theatricality, there’s a whole summer full of chances to put on a show at this South Salt Lake venue. There are opportunities for kids from 4-18 to get involved in a wide range of options: short performances on a variety of themes, improvisational comedy, musical theater, stage combat, puppet-making and monologues for film. Each week-long session runs $135-$175 per student, with discounts for registering one month in advance. 3605 S. State, 801-532-6000, uctheatre.org


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Where Swimmers Dare

Trying, failing and succeeding to pool-crash along the Wasatch Front.

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s summer begins to take its hot hold on the valley, Salt Lakers, undoubtedly, will rush to the nearest swim spot to cool off. In anticipation of the swim season, I attempted to visit and or swim in some of Utah’s most distinct bodies of water—those that are man-made, sort-of natural or located in a temperaturecontrolled room. Perhaps for the sole love of a challenge, I sought to steal a swim from locales that require authorization. To be clear, City Weekly does not condone trespassing or any other illegal activity, as fun and summery as it might be. From my foolish mishaps, I’m sure most readers will see that a reservation at a hotel is the best way to get into a hotel pool. It is my hope, however, that some might be inspired by my beautiful journey and will let it swim, so to speak, in their imaginations where it will stay. Warm up: Brighton’s Lake Mary Given the conceit of this piece, it is imperative to note here that I neither swam nor had the intention to swim in Lake Mary, and neither should you. Certainly, Lake Mary is a gorgeous place to spend a summer day, but because the lake is an important component of the valley’s watershed it is not the place for sweaty, dirty and potentially all-around unsanitary bodies to swim. Any claim to hygiene-shaming ends at the mouth of another’s faucet. Still, I had to rev up the motor somewhere. Engulfed by mountain peaks and lying at the top of slopes that hold feet of snow late into the summer months, Lake Mary is a fair challenge to reach on a day in, say, July or August. On an early day in May, however, the path to Lake Mary was completely impassable given my woeful choice of footwear: slip-on Vans. Had I thought to find and bring snowshoes or crosscountry skis, I might have traversed the path to the lake and

By Jordan Floyd enjoyed a rare warm-yet-wintry time on the lake’s mostly granite shore. Instead, I endured only a couple hundred feet of hiking, the space of which was enough for me to sink knee-deep into the snowpack three times, before throwing a few snowballs at nearby trees and turning back. While the sad attempted trip to Lake Mary marks the beginning of a motif of failure in this piece, the fact that the potential for an enjoyable afternoon by the water was thwarted by masses of snow should not go unnoticed. Utah did what Utah does best, and I did what many Utahns have learned to do when a hell of a lot of snow ruins plans: nod toward defeat and venture to find a hot tub. First Stop: A Hot Tub (Any Hot Tub) at Solitude Resort After the initial letdown at Brighton, I recalled sitting in a condo’s hot tub at Solitude with my friend a few years back and how good it felt after a day of snowboarding. Surely, I figured, a soak in that same hot tub would feel excellent after trudging part-way up and down a snowy mountain. I only had two problems: I couldn’t remember where the hot tub was, and if I found it, I had no way of getting in. I had to do what few swimmers (or hot-tubbers, in this case) dare. The plan seemed easy: park in the “complimentary parking” area, wander through the condos as if I was the owner or related to the owner of one of the said condos, locate the tub, have someone let me in or find a way otherwise, enjoy and escape unscathed. I did not anticipate, however, the number of workers wandering around the condo area, all of whom, seemingly, had decided to go on their lunch break at the same time, giving them ample time to stare, interrogatively, at me while chomping on their sandwiches. After making a lap around the complex and finding a fenced-in pool sans hot-tub, I noticed a man staring

at me while I stood at the pool’s fence. We seemed to mime each other for a time, he holding his sandwich, and me holding a notebook and camera, each, it occured to me then, screaming: “I’m a shithead kid with a journalism degree doing a story about getting into swimming pools.” I averted the man’s gaze, snapped a few quick pics of the mountain tops, tried to appear as if I was pondering the complexities of the universe and scribbled something incoherent in my notebook. I continued wandering but felt anxious and paralyzed, especially when I eventually found the hot tub. The man was no longer in sight and the hot tub’s fence was a quick dash through a stretch of rocks and mountain brush between condo buildings—this is what I had come for. Still, I felt watched. I felt as if the emergence of the sound of a machine whirring in the distance was a decoy. I felt that the two or three handshakes I exchanged with John Saltas some years ago were not enough reason for him to bail me out of jail should the man with the sandwich catch me in the hot tub and call the police. The sun, at its apex, beat down on my neck. I turned from the hot tub, flushed with stress. I knew I had failed, dammit, but at least I had warmed up.

Second Stop: The Allstar Motel Pool Brimming with the kind of desperation that only persistent failure can breed, I drove straight to Salt Lake’s Allstar Travel Motel. Anyone who has dared wait for a table at the original Red Iguana has likely seen the neighboring motel’s pool area, dubbed the “Kiddies Fairy Land,” and its trademark pool decorations: an oversized lawn gnome and a floppy, red-and-whitepolka-dotted mushroom. The sight is a little creepy and kind of worrisome, but inexplicably alluring. Continued on p.34


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When I arrived, the motel parking lot was packed. I figured of all the individuals coming in and out of cars and motel rooms, someone had to be at the pool, which meant I could potentially blend into the crowd. When I neared the pool gate, I was dismayed to see that nobody was there and that the pool, in fact, was empty. I pushed on the pool’s gate anyway and I froze when I heard a voice call from behind. “Excuse me,” the voice said, “this is private property—the pool is not open to the public.” I turned toward the voice and saw a woman approaching me rather tiredly. Reacting quickly, I said toward the woman, “But I’m not the public,” paused and then said it again when the woman was a few feet away. We stared at each other, both wondering what the hell my remark meant and why I would repeat it. I tried to make up for my reactionary blunder by requesting, kindly, that I at least be able to take a photo next the pool. She told me that I couldn’t, that the owner of the motel was not fond of people taking pictures of the pool or with it because the photos inevitably painted the motel in “a bad light.” I left promptly and apologized to the woman who, I guessed, likely felt trapped in some Groundhog Day spin-off, where she is the main character restlessly warding off obnoxious photographers (or quasi-journos) looking to “getting a picture with the pool—just one.” Formally, I’d like to apologize to the woman I interacted with here, and to the owner, I want to say my photo would have been better than any of the others—that it might put a good light on the motel— but I was doubtful then and doubtful now that that would be true. So I failed again, but at least I was spared the chance to fail anyone beyond myself. Third Stop: West Valley City’s Grins and Fins Waterpark The Grins and Fins waterpark, which can be identified easily by the red slide looping out of the hotel building in which it resides, was my day-of-swim’s culminating destination. Although I was disheartened by the time I arrived at the dual Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites just off the Interstate 215, I felt that something good had to happen. When I arrived at the hotel, I went straight for the lobby. That the pool door would be the first thing I saw when I entered the hotel came as a surprise. Beyond its entrance I saw a series of shallow, square pools, a playground-looking contraption that had no water spraying out of the holes where I imagined water should spray, and the stairs to the pool’s crown jewel: the

red slide. As I walked through the entrance, my thought to go straight to the pool door was halted by the complete absence of people in the pool and the woman seated behind the hotel’s front desk that, I figured, was strategically placed directly across from the pool door. I quickly ducked into one of the hotel’s hallways to make a plan. Given the fact that the pool’s slide had a set of stairs that traveled up another story, I guessed there must be a second-story entrance. After taking the hotel elevator up a floor and wandering around the hallways, I found just what I believed would be there. A door identical to the one I had seen on the first floor stood ajar in front of me, a sign marked “Grins and Fins Water Park” pressed to the wall beside it. With little hesitation, I stepped through the door. The room was dark and smelled like old coffee and something that could all at once be identified as hot dogs, sweat and some heinous version of loaded nachos. Still, the place had a charm all its own. Dim, neon letters and numbers glowed from their places on arcade games. Empty desks were joined by empty chairs below large windows that looked over the indoor water park. Friends, I had made it to the party room. I noticed a door that lead to stairs down to the water park, but found it was blocked by the same boxy arcade games I saw when I first surveyed the space. So close, but so desperately far, I thought. Resigned to a final defeat, I walked over to the window and looked down at the water park. The mouth of the red slide was dry, the water below it still and impaled by rectangles of bright sunlight. A reflection of the slide’s red underside lay fixed at the center of another rectangular part of the pool. The sun, the slide, its image like a strange mirage was there just beyond the window, floating, it looked like, atop the water. What my editor suggested would be my Sistine Chapel had morphed into my Ecce Homo. Fourth Stop: The Little America Hotel After a day packed with disappointment and with deadline looming, I thought I was done. Every lake, pool and hot-tub in or around the valley, it seemed, was built to ward off would-be swim thieves, but at the darkest moment in my journey, there came a dawn—my shining editor. Like an empathetic father after a disappointing ball game in which I struck out with the bases loaded to lose the game, or missed the game-winning three-pointer, he called me, gave me a verbal pat on the back

and told me to try again the next day. And so I did. The following morning, I got back up to the plate—I pulled up from deep in the corner with mere seconds left, and I scored, baby, I scored. The plan was to try and get into a pool at a downtown location. As I wandered around, iced-mocha in hand, I saw a man pass me who piqued my interest. Double-fisting venti-somethings and dressed in khaki shorts similar to the pair I was wearing, he walked toward the Little America. As if he were my own shining Star in the East, instinctively, I followed him up the street and into the heart of the Little America Hotel. The man lead me to a throughway that divides the Little America hotel complex down the middle. He veered to the left, presumably, to deliver the chilled drink to whomever was on the waiting end. I nodded toward him graciously as he left—for it was him that delivered me. I walked ahead and saw an enclosure, marked by a white metal fence and rose bushes in full bloom. Tan umbrellas rose above the bushes, and as I neared, I began to make out pool chairs, each adorned by a folded, white complimentary towel. It was my plan to act, at the gate, as if I had forgotten my hotel key card and attempt to solicit the help of a sympathetic pool-goer or hotel worker. I readied my key card-less wallet and located an elderly couple reading at a table near the pool, but as I approached the white gate I could not believe what I saw. The only thing securing it was a small latch that would open with the gentle, upward pull of my elated finger. I walked through the gate and was met by the sight of a beatific, turquoise body of chlorinated water; the towel-holding chairs flirting with me like lounging oysters flaunting their pearls. I made it and as any champion, king or triumphant swim thief would, I undressed, placed my things on a pool chair and dove right into the pool’s deep end—khaki shorts and all—and for a brief second all was good with the world. My journey having reached its end, I reflected on the past couple day’s misadventures and thought, surprisingly, not about the bodies of water, but the people I encountered. What I had engaged in was a dance, not a solo mission, and it was one I shared with a man readying a resort for summer, a pair of women standing guard at two of Salt Lake’s quirkiest pools and a khaki-wearing revelation whose unsuspecting guidance I must express gratitude for here. For life and pools, it seemed then, it was never about the destination, but the journey and all those who helped (or hindered) me along the way.

Wish You Were Here On the hunt for the ultimate SLC souvenir.

By Dash Anderson, Rachelle Fernandez, Jordan Floyd and Nic Renshaw

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he disposable keychain, the sad snowglobe, the ever-elusive non-mooserelated knick-knack. Few things scream vacation success quite like the cheesy souvenir. With that in mind, we unleashed four of our dedicated editorial interns to scope out and purchase a cheesetastic SLC memento across a number of local retailers. As varied as their personalities, the items they secured inspired revelry, indigestion and existential dread.

Flask ($9.99) Found at Market on Main, 268 Main, 801-363-0280 One day after work, I went to find a snack at a small Afghani market called Market on Main Street. My venture for some chips quickly became an afterthought once I spotted a small but mighty section of Salt Lake City souvenirs. As I perused, I was fascinated by the unique keychains and mini spoons with Utah designs, among other fun items. My eyes were finally drawn to a flask engraved with the message “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry—tomorrow you may be in Utah,” which spoke to my newly minted 21-year-old self. I immediately picked it up, and proceeded to check out, snackless. Despite its message, my flask is now filled with merriment— even in Utah. (DA)

Authentic Utah Moose Poop ($5.99) Found at Salt Lake City Souvenir & Gift, 24 W. 100 South, 801-456-1229, saltlakesouvenirandgift.com OK, let’s talk biology. Pooping is arguably one of the best things to do, well, ever. Clearly this was on my mind when I ventured into the downtown bastion of all things SLC souvenirs known as Salt Lake City Souvenir & Gift. Upon my return to the newsroom, I discovered, the gift isn’t real moose poop, but actually delicious chocolate-panned peanuts. Still, this #fakepoop spoke to me in ways that basic “SL,UT” keychains could only dream of. The decision wasn’t easy; it was between this or some hand-carved healing crystals. I’m glad I followed my heart (and my intestinal tract) on this one. (RF)

Moose shot glass ($6.59) Found at Simply Salt Lake, 90 S. West Temple, 801-534-4906 In keeping with the theme, the Salt Palace Convention Center has been one of Salt Lake City’s most iconic landmarks since 1995, and no iconic landmark would be complete without a gift shop. Located inside the center itself, Simply Salt Lake offers a wide variety of Utah-themed apparel, snacks and other trinkets and doodads. A surprising number of these feature moose, including this novelty shot glass with a very tiny, very drunk moose at the bottom. Apart from the amusing incongruity of buying a shot glass in such a notoriously dry state, I liked the idea that using it requires literally drowning the little guy in alcohol. (NR)

Ex istent ia l - D read wall art ($2.70; originally $26.99) Found at Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, 801-328-8191, deseretbook.com While I was tempted to purchase plastic missionary figurines (sold in pairs, of course) or a book about the history of those who explored and settled the “Americas” (no, Lehi was not given a chapter), at 90 percent off, there was no way I could pass on this gloomy wall decoration. With the easy confidence only a promise of a personalized planet can instill, it assures whoever might look at it that “when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.” Really, I did a church service here, buying an item as downright depressing and existential-dread inducing as this—one that reminds you that everyone you know and love will, at one point or another, become a flawed and fleeting memory via a multi-font inspirational quote set on top of the sepia image of a bare willow tree surrounded by snow. You’re welcome, future shoppers. (JF)


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How to turn your weekend getaway into a theatrical whirlwind.

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By Scott Renshaw ummer in the city can be a bit of a fallow period for local theater, as many performing arts companies recharge their batteries for the beginning of their fall season. But there’s plenty of summer theater in Utah; you might just have to hit the road to find some of it. There are ways to experience multiple high-quality productions in a narrow window, if you’ve got the time for a weekend getaway and know how to make the most of your schedule. Here’s a primer on experiencing three of the state’s longstanding summer theater traditions.

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(bard.org) Where: Cedar City (approximately 3½ hour drive south) The Shows: The Tony Award-winning regional theater boasts a season so diverse—from Shakespeare classics to Broadway musicals to fascinating plays—that it would be impossible to take everything in over the course of a single weekend. Beginning June 29, this year’s lineup includes four Shakespeare works (Henry IV Part 1, The Merchant of Venice, Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor), plus the musical Big River, the farcical comedy The Foreigner and the Homeric epic An Iliad—and that’s all before the second season launches in August and September with Pearl’s in the House and The Liar. Seeing Them All: Again, that’s really not an option. However, the festival’s website offers several helpful potential itineraries depending on your interest in taking in other satellite activities of the festival—like the family-friendly Greenshow and various production seminars—or enjoying other area sights and activities. Visit bard.org/itineraries for some of the possible options to help you organize your schedule. Ticket Prices: Shows at the centerpiece outdoor venue, the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, run $20-$75; productions at the indoor Randall L. Jones Theatre go for $32-$75; Anes Studio Theatre tickets are $50-$54. Discount packages are available only if you’re planning on taking in as many as six shows, so if you’re planning a longer weekend visit, you can save $4-$5 per ticket. Students can even get a $40 pass that allows attendance at every show except Othello during the run of the festival, if you select tickets online the day of the performance. Lodging: No special package discounts are offered in conjunction with area hotels and motels. Information about hotels, motels and bed & breakfast options can be found at visitcedarcity.com Dining: Concessions and snacks are available on-site for between-shows convenience, while several nearby dining options are listed on the festival website.

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(utahfestival.org) Where: Logan (approximately 2 hour drive north) The Shows: UFOMT’s lineup traditionally includes a mix of Broadway musicals and classic opera, which this season is weighted toward the former. In June, the program kicks off with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Utah Theatre, followed by the July premieres of the four main productions at the Ellen Eccles Theater: Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods; Rossini’s The Barber of Seville; the 1991 stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden; and the 2015 Broadway musical Amazing Grace, based on the life of John Newton, composer of the iconic titular hymn. Other special performances take place throughout the five-week primary season—including a concert tribute to Leonard Bernstein—as well as literary seminars, backstage tours and pre-show “informances” to provide additional context for the productions. Seeing Them All: Into the Woods, Barber of Seville, Secret Garden and Amazing Grace all premiere the first full weekend of July—and as it turns out, that’s the best opportunity to catch them all, plus Charlie Brown, in a three-day span. Head up on Thursday, July 5 at part of a long Independence Day weekend, catch the July 5 evening performance of Barber of Seville, then enjoy Charlie Brown (Friday matinee), Into the Woods (Friday evening), Amazing Grace (Saturday matinee) and Secret Garden (Saturday evening). Other weekends through Aug. 4 will allow you to catch everything except Charlie Brown (which primarily shows Mondays-Wednesdays). Ticket Prices: Individual show tickets are available online at utahfestival.org, with prices ranging from $16-$79. Series discounts are available, but only by calling the main box office at 1-800-262-0074 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). Lodging: Six Logan-area hotels have partnership arrangements with UFOMT, including Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and Days Inn locations on Main Street within just a few blocks of the festival venues. Visit utahfestival.org for the list of participating locations, and contact the individual hotels to ask for their package discounts. Dining: Logan’s Main Street offers many great options within just a few blocks of the theater venues, including the beloved local stalwart The Bluebird. Visit explorelogan.com and click “dining” for a comprehensive listing of places to eat.

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(tuacahn.org) Where: Ivins (approximately 4.25-hour drive south from SLC) The Shows: Tuacahn’s 2018 summer season showcases four musicals, with premieres staggered from May through July. Three of the productions—Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Matilda the Musical and The Prince of Egypt— are family-friendly shows in the gorgeous outdoor amphitheater, set right into the red rocks of Ivins (pictured). The fourth—Million Dollar Quartet—plays in the indoor Hafen Theater, where children under 5 are not permitted. Seeing Them All: The last of the official opening nights is Prince of Egypt’s on July 20, while Million Dollar Quartet’s shorter run ends Aug. 11. On three of the weekends when all four shows are running, you’d need to make it to a Thursday evening performance to catch all three amphitheater productions on successive nights (there are no Sunday performances), plus a Friday or Saturday matinee for Million Dollar Quartet. Ticket Prices: Amphitheater shows: $29-$92; Million Dollar Quartet: $29-$59. Season ticket packages offer a discount for those planning to attend all three of the amphitheater productions, with “any day” (Monday-Saturday) ticketing $99-$260 per person. Season tickets are vouchers only, so you’ll need to select specific seating for individual shows after purchasing a package. Lodging: Tuacahn offers discount hotel packages for more than 20 hotels and motels in the St. George area; prices vary widely, but be sure to inquire about discount package pricing when contacting any of the places listed on the Tuacahn website. Click the “packages” icon at the top of the page, then select “hotel packages.” Dining: Chef Hog’s Café—offering a menu of soups, sandwiches, burgers and gyros—is the most convenient option, right on-site at Tuacahn. Otherwise, you can find plenty of options from 5-9 miles away on the main drag in St. George, from fine dining and sushi to pizza and other quick eats.


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9 Steps to a Stellar Utah Summer

There’s plenty to do around Salt Lake during the summer, but why don’t you try to make those even better?

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t’s summertime. That’s why you’re reading this, to have fun in the sun. We’ve all done the garden variety summertime in SLC activities, so why not mix it up a bit? What follows is a guide to help make the best of a few usual suspects across the Wasatch Front—complete with a few twists, turns, dinks, dunks and most importantly, drinks. As a tried-and-true local, I often get asked how to have an actual good time at these events (beer, but only sometimes) so I felt compelled to share some of those answers. After a short exile, at the ripe age of 27, I can say I’ve been there, done that, having learned a lot last year in my first “adult” summer in the state. It’s not alI sunshine and soda pop as I’ve made a few mistakes along the way (stay tuned) and have suggestions on how to avoid those as well. More importantly, I learned how to make the best of those times. Ready? Here we go.

Drum Circle

Liberty Park, 600 East 900 South, Sundays throughout summer, free

What summer isn’t complete in Utah without Pioneer Day—or Pie and Beer Day for us gentiles? This holiday is great. It’s pretty much July 4 2.0. It has all the great festivities of Independence Day, but ramped up with more parades and fireworks. Just had July 4 off from work? No problem, here’s another

Parade: Primary route down 200 East; Fireworks: Liberty Park, Gallivan Center and Smith’s Ballpark, to name just a few

Concerts and Festivals

I would love to share with you great stories about summer concerts and festivals around town, (I was there for the Modest Mouse Twilight concert that spurred the whole “free” aspect of that series to change) but there’s not enough space here for that. Luckily, we have a future issue focusing on them in a few weeks. There are some places, though, that let you whet your own whistle by allowing patrons to bring in their own food and drink. For example, the Outdoor Concert Series at Red Butte Garden lets you bring in your own cooler. How special. Sure, it might seem like a hassle lugging it around, but it can be worth it if done right. Pack some ice and if you’re a mixed-drink aficionado, which I will admit I am not, bring plenty of cups so you can mix it right. Or make it simple and bring that margarita pitcher. My best times here have been with just a blanket and cooler. Chairs are too much of a hassle. Plus, no one likes chairs getting in their way. More of a beer person? Luckily for you, City Weekly has you covered with its annual Beer Festival in August. Whether it’s concerts or festivals, you won’t be short on finding one that suits your fancy. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, May 23 through Sept. 17, redbuttegarden.org/concerts

Sun Tunnels

Didn’t make it to Coachella, Stagecoach, Burning Man or some other hip festival getaway? This one is free and it’s best suited for an overnight stay. Go on the summer solstice—Thursday, June 21 this year. The tunnels are four concrete tubes located west of the Great Salt Lake (pictured) and placed just right so they capture the sunrise and sunset on each solstice and equinox. Take some camping gear, plenty of water, food and a portable toilet (or dig a hole) since there are no facilities here, and enjoy a night out in the desert with other solar revelers. On the solstice, it truly feels like a small festival in the middle of nowhere. There are no organizers except for all of you, oh, and hoards of photographers. Granted, you might want to provide your own music. Cell phone reception is minimal so you can take the chance to disconnect from your everyday life and connect with Mother Nature. Once you’re settled, take in that gorgeous sunset. The shared experience adds another level of awesome to the whole affair. After the sun goes down, the fun really begins. If you’re into themes, think of something sunny—say, tequila sunrise. But remember, you’re in the middle of nowhere, so choose wisely. Bring plenty, too, to share with others and make a new friend or two or 20. While you’re there, say hi to Jon, the keeper of the sun tunnels, and tell him I sent you. He’s probably wearing shorts and a tie with no shirt and drove his RV there. This is a desert party after all. And, it’s art, dang it. Directions: Head north in I-15/I-84 and take a left at Highway 30. Continue until a few miles from the Nevada border and signs will direct you along the dirt roads. Free.

A Lake or Reservoir Trip

We just mentioned the Great Salt Lake so let’s get to it. The Lake: not that refreshing and kind of smelly. But if you want a true Utah adventure, take a day to hike on Antelope Island. Bring water. No time for other drinks. See some bison and definitely do not drink the lake water. Or do and be dehydrated. We’ll hear about your rescue in the news. For a more refreshing water experience, find a friend with a boat and get to Utah Lake. It’s fresh water and can make for an electric lake day when there’s no algae outbreak. If you don’t have friends, find one of the many nearby reservoirs and head there instead. Continued on p.45

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holiday for you three weeks later. The annual parade down 200 East takes place in the morning. Drink of choice? I highly suggest bottled water. No funny business here. Plus, you’ll fit right in with the crowd—if you’re a parade person. Afterward, reward yourself with copious amounts of brews and pies. SLC is bustling with new local breweries so grab a growler from one of them (probably the day before, in case they’re closed) and take it home for a refreshing, hoppy and sweet-toothed afternoon. I’ve tried to spread the Pie and Beer Day intrigue in other parts of the country. They didn’t get it, but they enjoyed the pie. And really, that’s all you need to look forward to, right? Pie. For the nightcap, find one of the many fireworks shows around town. By this point in the day, it’s best to bike or walk. Too many people. And after all that pie and beer, what better way to work it off?

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The drum circle in Liberty Park has been around since 1995 and was started by California native Sabina Sandoval. Since then, it’s morphed into a well-known gathering of people enjoying some of those laid-back California beach vibes. Here, they’re more likely mountain vibes. Every Sunday during the summer, you can bring your drums or guitars or just yourself to jam and dance in the park. Would it be stereotypical to suggest loading up on some kombucha to quench your thirst? Disclaimer, never tried it but the muchhealthier people than me make it seem OK. Last time I visited the drum circle was with parents. I can confirm this is not the most fun way to enjoy the drum circle but it is a place for everyone. To each their own. So, if you’ve got a case of the Sunday Scaries (fear of Monday), head over to Liberty Park to end your summer weekend right.

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Rent paddleboards, take a dip if it’s permitted, and most of all, snap a picture of you holding a drink with a silly cocktail umbrella or go whole hog and aim for a sangria pitcher. Your lonely days will surely be over. In need of a hobby? I took up fly fishing last summer and had a blast. The goal for this summer is to get out on the Provo River, cool down and catch those pesky fish. Directions for Antelope Island: Head north to Layton on I-15 and take Exit 332. Head west to Antelope Island Road. $10 per vehicle, $15 for first night of camping.

Salt Lake Bees

What’s that? You actually didn’t gain any new followers with your ridiculous tiki pictures? Then take yourself out to the ball game. Who says team sports are best enjoyed en masse? Local ball stars the Bees are minor league so to get butts in seats, they’re big on promotional nights. Taco Tuesday? You’ve got it. Thirsty Thursday? Step right up. Honestly, pick any day to go to the ballpark and enjoy yourself. Wednesdays you can buy $1 hot dogs. I’d go Tuesdays through Thursdays if I could, but the temptation for sad/silly posed pictures is far too great and my boss follows me on Instagram. Powers that be, hear this: This year, I chose The Sandlot promotion night on Friday, Aug. 10. It’s the 25th anniversary of the iconic baseball movie and comes with a bobblehead. Fun fact: the movie was filmed down the street from the stadium, so this one certainly hits close to home. Smith’s Ballpark, 77 E. 1300 South, tickets starting at $9, slbees.com

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Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, vivintarena.com

Wendover

I know, I know. Wendover is a 90-minute drive from SLC. Why on earth would you suggest this place? Hear me out. First, it’s Nevada—so gambling. Second, it’s Nevada—so cheaper booze than here. Third, it’s Nevada. Wendover is small and it’s certainly no Las Vegas or even Reno, but for a day trip or overnight extravaganza, it can get the job done. A few suggestions: If you’re going just for the day and want to do a little gambling—to get a little taste of winning—take a few hundred dollars you don’t mind losing because you’ll probably lose it anyway. You might win, sure, but most likely you’ll lose. Just don’t forget, you can’t win if you don’t play. And if you play, you can drink for nearly nothing. Like sports? Why don’t you check out some futures and place a longshot bet on the upcoming football or basketball season. I placed one last year and lost. Remember that mistake I mentioned earlier? It was a measly $200, but it added a little extra incentive to cheer throughout the season. Had I won, it meant I would get to make a return trip to Wendover with that winning feeling—kind of nice when you think about it. One more note: It’s not in Wendover yet, but recreational marijuana might soon be available in that city like the rest of Nevada. You know, if that’s what you’re into. After all, it’s Nevada. Wendover, head east on I-80, wendoverfun.com

OK, I think that wraps it up. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And, as always, remember to be responsible in your summer shenanigans. That’s how you can keep doing them. If you know how to win big in Wendover, though, please get in touch.

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Rio Tinto Stadium 9256 S. State, rsl.com

This summer marks the Utah Jazz’ fourth year of its new offseason showcase. The three-day event runs from July 2-5 (with a break on July 4) and serves as a warmup to the premiere NBA Summer League six hours south in Las Vegas. This four-team round-robin tournament let’s you get a very affordable look at the hometown team’s future. Last year’s team featured breakout star Donovan Mitchell. Anyone there likely got an inkling he would be pretty good. I attended last year’s competition at the Jon M. Huntsman Center because of construction at Vivint Smart Home Arena, but this year it will return to the Jazz home court. Tickets for all three days are only $15. Heck, that’s just more than a beer during the regular season and with a holiday falling right in the middle, this is a great chance to cure those summertime basketball blues. Get a glimpse of a future star so you can tell your friends, “I was there.” And thankfully, this year get back to the adult drinks at the big kid’s arena.

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Salt Lake City is now a two-soccer-team town. Between Real Salt Lake on the men’s side and Utah Royals FC on the women’s, there’s soccer to be watched in Sandy almost weekly during the dog days. For all you tailgaters out there, this is where you can get your summer pre-game shenanigans on. There are numerous lots around the stadium where for $5-$10 you can park and tailgate with other people that enjoy the “beautiful game” as much as you. Drink suggestions for this summer activity? Um, beer. It’s tailgating and nothing is easier to tailgate with than a koozie full of an ice-cold brew. Plus, if an errant soccer ball knocks it out of your hand, as happens to me nine out of 10 times, it’s easy to replace. Last year, I purchased a ticket for July 4 because you can go on the field for fireworks afterward. I’m not a big fireworks fan myself (I have dogs) but this was the one exception I made last year and it was worth it.

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Thinking Outside the Basket Find portable picnic food at one of our many local world markets. By Alex Springer

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hen my wife and I felt that we were ready to entertain bringing a small human into the world, our conversations often veered into how we would approach food and eating with said addition. The main objective was to discern ways in which we could teach our spawn that food is fun, especially if it looks really weird. Now that we have officially brought a small human— she’s 10 months old and goes by Juniper—into the world, we’re starting to put our plans of expanding her culinary horizons into action. I mean, she already has six teeth. We have to get a move on. With the weather getting warmer, the idea of summer picnics in the park or stocking up on road-trip snacks for our whole family have started to take shape in my head. Before the wife and I saw our food choices as object lessons for a tiny person, we would always opt for convenient options within our own cultural wheelhouse—deli sandwiches, prepackaged potato salad, green Jell-O and the like. Our current goal is to spread our picnic blanket a little wider and be a bit more inclusive of other culture’s answer to food that travels well. At the moment, June’s still work-

ing on solid foods, but this time next year she’ll be ready to eat whatever the world has to offer—which is why I scouted out some of our local and diverse ethnic food markets for on-thego food that would continue to expand the little one’s burgeoning palate. Before I could even put my plan on paper, I knew that I would have to hit up the Chinatown Supermarket (3390 S. State, chinatownsupermarkets.com). I’ve been there a few times before, and the sheer volume and variety of imported products is staggering. For my purposes of quick, ready-to-eat food that can

be easily packed away, I headed straight for the bakery. For a few bucks apiece, you can get sesame balls and baked pork buns, which make excellent alternatives to sandwiches. Although I didn’t think about this beforehand, it turns out sesame balls are perfect for kids. If you’ve never tried one before, they’re tennis ball-sized dough balls covered in sesame seeds and stuffed with a slightly sweet red bean paste. They’re extremely portable, self-contained snacks that are sweet without being terribly messy. The same goes for the pork buns—imagine a pulled pork sandwich that doesn’t goosh out all over the place when you eat it. In the same complex, I visited Moon Bakery, a Korean pastry shop with some great ideas for portable desserts. Its shelves are stocked with prepackaged, snack-sized buns and cakes, which offer up a worthy substitute for Twinkies or other mass-market brands. These rolls come in peanut butter, coconut and cheese to name a few, and it also has more savory items like croquettes and sausage rolls. The variety of buns available at Moon Bakery can create an entire picnic basket on their own, and the fact that they’re individu-

ally wrapped makes them really easy to pack away for later. My next stop was Qaderi Sweetz N Spicez (1785 S. State, 801-484-0265, qaderisweetzandspicez.com), a little market that’s also filled to the gills with imported Indian and Middle Eastern groceries. A bag of fresh naan is a nobrainer—add a few jars of mango chutney, hummus and, for those looking for something hot, a bit of spicy lemon pickle relish. I also spotted some canned lychee that I think would be perfect for June when she gets a few more chompers. It’s a fruit that is just as sweet and juicy as peaches or pears, but its alien, spiky exterior tends to bring down the curb appeal of the produce aisle—which is probably why we don’t see it a lot at the mega-markets. In addition to lychee, Qaderi stocks a lot of ready-to-eat, composed canned food like peppers and cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, which would also be easy to pack up for a trip. With a few options for portable meals out of the way, it came down to my favorite part about this excursion—packing the cooler. I tend to geek out about the different fruit drinks and sodas beyond the realm of Coca Cola, and both

Chinatown Market and Qaderi have a huge variety to choose from. I bought a bottle of basil seed fruit drink from Chinatown, mainly because it looked like the lava lamp that I used to have in my room as a teenager. The herb’s seeds are suspended throughout the drink, giving it a truly bizarre appearance that I think would speak to the little one when she’s old enough to appreciate weird stuff like that. It tastes like of any garden-variety fruit-flavored drink, and its slightly slimy texture might be a bit odd, but it’s a must for kids who will dig pretending that they’re drinking a bottle full of alien eyes. All things considered, I feel pretty confident about my ability to build a picnic basket or select road-trip snacks that extend beyond my cultural comfort zone. I’m looking forward to seeing which items resonate with June once she gets a bit older. Sure, there will be some things that she just won’t like, but I feel like presenting her with food that she might not see every day will at least let her know that eating is not a static practice—food comes in many varieties, and the exploration of those varieties is one of the best parts about being alive.


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Sip on a drink and munch on some killer grub at these fine al fresco settings. By Samantha Herzog and Rachelle Fernandez Alleged This rustic brothel-turned-tavern is keeping Ogden’s downtown culture alive with its refreshing roof deck and bar scene. 201 25th St., Ogden, 801-990-0692, alleged25th.com

Feldman’s Deli This specialty East Coast-style sandwich shop keeps plates piled high with corned beef, pastrami and rye. 2005 E. 2700 South, 801-906-0369, feldmansdeli.com

Blue Iguana The homey Mexican cuisine and colorful outdoor patio here are hidden treasures found at the heart of the downtown SLC experience.

Gracie’s Summer days (and nights) mean live entertainment and good times at this breezy downtown locale.

Bohemian Brewery If cozy cabins and European-style craft brews are your flavor then look no further than this intriguing Old World microbrewery.

Green Pig Pub The savory menu of this popular sports bar satisfies brunch through dinner and is home to an understandably award-winning rooftop patio overlooking scenic downtown.

165 S. West Temple, 801-533-9800, blueiguanarestaurant.net

94 Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, 801-566-5474, bohemianbrewery.com

Cannella’s/Taco Taco As next-door neighbors, Canella’s and Taco Taco are a high-quality combo that titilates the palate. 204 E. 500 South, 801-355-8518, canellas.com

Cliff Dining Pub High-end urban American fare and a scenic city overlook are the hallmarks of this classy drink-and-dinner bar.

Cotton Bottom Inn This local favorite promises an intimate nofrills experience with the best garlic burger found on the Wasatch Front. 6200 Holladay Blvd., Holladay, 801-273-9830, cottonbottominn.com

The Dodo Their in-house recipes and clean presentation are sure to leave a lasting impression. 1355 E. 2100 South, 801-486-2473, thedodorestaurant.com

6405 S. 3000 East, Holladay, 801-943-1696, elixirloungeslc.com

The Hog Wallow Pub If the enchanting décor and woodsy musical demeanor doesn’t warm your insides, their barbecue definitely will. 3200 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 801-733-5567, thehogwallow.com

La Caille The ever-elegant La Caille is a little slice of the French countryside sheltered on the outskirts of the city. With grounds kept gorgeous year-round, their breezy wooden patio and roaming peacocks are a genuine delight. 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 801-942-1751, lacaille.com

Lucky 13 Famous for its gourmet burgers and lively atmosphere, this classic sports pub and grill proves you can never go wrong with good burgers, bacon and an outdoor bar. 135 W. 1300 South, 801-487-4418, lucky13slc.com

Mazza Between the dreamy bronzed décor and the aromatic Middle Eastern menu, there’s something undeniably romantic about the vegan-friendly locale. Multiple locations, mazzacafe.com

Poplar Street Pub The housemade food and laidback persona of this pub make it a solid choice for your next Sunday brunch or weekend music bar-hop.

242 S. 200 West, 801-532-2715, poplarstreetpub.com

Prohibition The roaring ’20s echoes through the streets of Murray. With Chaplin-inspired cocktails, a fire pit patio and burlesque shows, this spot gives SLC an authentic glimpse of the infamous bootleg era. 151 E. 6100 South, Murray, 801-281-4852, prohibitionutah.com

Roots Café The only café were fresh creative food is made affordable, this east Millcreek patio is the perfect brunch spot after a hike. 3474 S. 2300 East, 801-277-6499, rootscafeslc.com

Ruth’s Diner Known for its bustling festive patio, and embraced by trees and live music, the secondoldest restaurant in Utah is a must for residents and visitors alike. 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, 801-582-5807, ruthsdiner.com

The Sun Trapp Bust a move to the DJ, or head outside onto their newly revamped deck for a lively environment. 102 S. 600 West, 385-235-6786, facebook.com/thesuntrapp

Taqueria 27 Housing an artistic interpretation of Latin American food, T27 offers shade and margaritas in spirited downtown SLC. 149 E. 200 South, 385-259-0940, taqueria27.com

The Garage Refinery never tasted so good. Add fried chicken and waffles or some housemade burgers and a healthy dose of live music and you’ve got The Garage. 1199 Beck St., 801-521-3904, garageonbeck.com

4760 S. 900 East, 801-590-9940, theroyalslc.com

The Tap Room From high-quality Scotch to outdoor yoga, this pub draws the Sugar House crowd outside with a warm atmosphere and a welcoming patio. 2021 S. Windsor Circle, 801-484-6692

Tin Angel The shaded patio—brimming with a wild blooming lilac bush—is an ideal summer scene (not to mention, a perfect setting for their award-winning European eats). 365 W. 400 South, 801-328-4155, thetinangel.com

Tradition Summer bod be damned! Watching the sunset over a cotton-candy-hued sky from this eastside patio view makes any cheat meal well worth it. 501 E. 900 South, 385-202-7167, traditionslc.com

Trio This easy-to-find Italian joint is a colorful way to enjoy a fire-roasted pizza pie perfectly paired with tasty California wines. 680 S. 900 East, 801-533-8746, triodining.com

Twist A spacious patio and live entertainment brings in crowds with their signature burgers and cocktails. 32 Exchange Place, 801-322-3200, twistslc.com

White Horse Named after an LDS prophecy. Find rich bourbon- and blended liquor-themed desserts here. 325 S. Main, 801-363-0137, whitehorseslc.com

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Elixir Lounge Softly lit and inviting, this relaxed-yet-cultured location offers high-quality service without sacrificing comfort.

31 E. 400 South, 801-532-7441, thegreenpigpub.com

1492 S. State, 801-468-1492, piperdownpub.com

The Royal With jammin’ reggae nights and billiards, this Murray establishment is a one-stop shop to welcome the warm summer months.

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12234 Draper Gate Drive, Draper, 801-523-2053, cliffdiningpub.com

326 S. West Temple, 801-819-7565, graciesslc.com

Piper Down Pub If you’re looking for a place with character, Piper Down is an eccentric “Olde World”-style pub with a rooftop bar and a lot of swagger.


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Dirty Drinking How to navigate Utah’s dirty soda scene.

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t’s gonna get hot this summer. Like sweltering, sweaty, stick-to-your-carseat kinda hot. Your cool-down solution is just a drive-thru away if you hit up your local dirty soda joint for a cold beverage to defeat the heat. For the uninitiated, they’re made with pebble ice and served in a giant Styrofoam cup, so they stay nice and cold.

Swig ’n’ Sweets

Various locations, swignsweets.com

Various locations, fiizdrinks.com

Thirst

Perhaps it’s the free popcorn with each order, but I enjoyed visiting the pictured Thirst most of all. The menu is concise and simple to navigate, which I really appreciated. I ordered the Yer Killin’ Me Smalls—made with root beer, marshmallow syrup and vanilla creme. It was too saccharine for me, but pleasant enough. Toppling all other drinks I tried during the week was the Fresh Prince, a thirst-quenching combination of tart lemonade, strawberry- and raspberry-flavored syrup, huge wedges of fresh lemon, lime and a few fresh, ripe berries. This was the only dirty soda I regretted getting the small 16-ounce size as I could drink it all day. Also, I would like to take it home to add a glug of gin or vodka. With this Fresh Prince by my side, it’s going to be a good (and dirty) summer. 38 E. 1300 South, SLC, 385-229-4359, thirstdrinks.com

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Swig is Utah’s premier dirty soda franchise—a logical place to wrap my head around the soda sensation that’s taken over across the land in the past few years. My first trip through the drivethru left me dizzy with indecision; there are so many options! I cleared my head and settled on the Missionary, a Sprite with coconut milk and Tiger’s Blood syrup. The flavor was fruity sweet, but I didn’t like how the drink coagulated into bright pink chunks. I had better luck with Big Al, a simple, tasty concoction of Diet Coke, coconut and lime syrup. On my third trip, I asked for their most popular drink and ended up with a Raspberry Dream in my eager hands. It’s made with Dr. Pepper, raspberry and coconut syrup. Smooth and sweet, it left me beginning to like it dirty.

Feeling like I had a handle on this dirty soda business, I visited Fiiz’ Taylorsville location. I was overjoyed to spot Lime Rickey on the menu as it was my childhood favorite from Arctic Circle. I’m happy to report that the combination of Sprite, grape syrup and fresh lime is still delicious. Another Sprite-based beverage I enjoyed was the Scotch and Soda with vanilla, lemon and lime syrup—a simple and refreshing combination. Ready for the big guns, it was the Threat Level Midnight that blew my mind. It’s made with Coke and a luscious medley of raspberry puree and blackberry syrup. Real fruit purée in a soda, it turns out, is a delight. I’ll be back to try this again.

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Don’t roll your eyes at me. I know there are two distinct groups of people in Salt Lake City: dirty soda devotees and the rest of us. Sure, pop with added sugary syrup is mostly popular with those who abstain from coffee and alcohol for religious reasons, but after a week-long sugar binge (aka “research”), I’m convinced there is a dirty soda for everyone. After all, it’s way cheaper than your Starbucks addiction (and it’s not like you can drive around drinking a cold beer). So let’s get dirty.

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Inspiration, Innovation and Ice Cream I scream, you scream, we all scream … you get it. By Alex Springer

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’m lucky to live in a state that loves ice cream. There are days when it gets so hot during the summer that the only way I can muster up the will to peel myself out of bed and go about my day is to promise myself that I’ll get ice cream at some point. Thanks to our local affection for frozen, creamy desserts, I can usually find a spot to cool my jets wherever my day ends up taking me. If my daily travels happen to take me near Trolley Square (602 S. 700 East), I don’t miss a visit to Normal Ice Cream (normal.club), a retro, chrome-fitted van that has taken up residence at the mall’s east entrance. Classically trained pastry chef Alexa Norlin, formerly of HSL, opened the truck to explore soft serve ice cream, which has always been one of her passions. Under her creative leadership, the Normal team concocts a rotating list of different housemade soft serve options, all of which eventually end up as part of the truck’s Willy Wonka-inspired composed cones. “Soft serve is ice cream in its natural state,” Norlin says as we chat over the phone before Normal opens for the day. “It’s the best way to taste flavors, because you’re not waiting for part of it to get to the right temperature; it’s the best version of ice cream.” In addition to Normal’s signature cones, their standard cone can be topped with a shell of dark chocolate or dulce de leche—they call it “dulcey dip” (pictured), and it’s the best thing to happen to ice cream since the banana split— and each one is a perfect marriage of texture, flavor and frozen refreshment.

Now that Normal has gained more of a following, Norlin is hatching plans to start challenging the way people think about soft serve. “This month, I have a composed cone that is olive oil ice cream, dulcey dip and dehydrated Kalamata olives,” she says. “A large part of my motto is that people in the food industry have the responsibility to teach others about new flavors, concepts and textures.” Norlin likes experimenting with ice cream because of its universal appeal. “You already have people hooked because it’s ice cream,” she says. “You just have to give people a little bit of a comfort level before you can get super weird.” With temperatures rising and the operation expanding, Norlin just secured a storefront off 100 East and 900 South, which she plans on opening soon. “Trolley Square was great for me because it proved my concept,” she says. “Obviously, I always believed in it, but my belief doesn’t really transfer to other people unless they see the numbers.” Normal will always have my soft-serve-craving heart, but, given the hot and sweaty months ahead, I needed to establish some ice cream safe houses for every eventuality. What if I find myself way out in West Valley and I’m in need of something chilled and delicious? What if my ice cream urge takes me when I happen to be hanging out with some vegans? These are the things that I think about when summer is inevitably upon us. Here are a few inspired ice cream choices for wherever you happen to find yourself when the temperature gets above 90.

3524 S. 2200 West, West Valley City, 801-972-5582, facebook.com/silvestresrolledicecream

Sweet Cream Bar

53 E. Gallivan Ave., Instagram: @monkeywrench_slc

3376 N. University Ave., Provo, 801691-6433, thesweetcreambar.com

If I ever took the plunge into vegandom, I would most miss ice cream. While it’s not extremely likely that I’ll make that move any time soon, Monkeywrench is where the vegan version of myself would go to satisfy any and all ice cream cravings. They have vegan soft serve with a lovely, icy texture and comes with a hint of cinnamon. They also stock plant-based waffle cones, and they make their own vegan-friendly chocolate and caramel sauces. Their huge selection of hard-scoop ice cream is where I gravitated. It’s all made from a base of coconut and cashew cream and is impeccably flavored. I recommend both the lemon blueberry and the Black Forest. I got both of ’em in a double scoop-stravaganza, and I thought they paired well with each other. Individually, they’re also just as capable. The lemon blueberry is rippled with amazing, huge frozen blueberries, and the ice cream is perfectly tart. The Black Forest is … well, let me put it this way: Ben and Jerry ain’t got shit on that scoop of frozen gold. You’ve got cherries, you’ve got nuts, you’ve got little vegan brownie bits—in short, you’ve got everything you’ve ever needed right there in that bowl.

If you’re asking about where to get good ice cream down Provo way, and someone even mentions the BYU Creamery, then you have my permission to smack them right in their ignorant face. Nobody knows it yet, but the correct answer to that question is Sweet Cream Bar. It’s hands down the best place to get ice cream in Provo, period. The basis of their operation is housemade soft serve, and they dish it up in a few different ways, such as concretes and sundaes. But the thing to get here is one of their chimney cones. Chimneys, otherwise known as a spiral of baked pastry that is primed for all manner of fillings, take the place of traditional cones, creating a dessert that’s flaky and full of flavor. Where this is enough of a concept to keep things interesting, Sweet Cream customers also get to pick a crunchy coating for their chimney—items like chopped almonds and graham cracker crumbs—along with spreads like peanut butter, Biscoff and Nutella that go inside the chimney before it gets slapped with your ice cream of choice. Sweet Cream is a prime example of a dessert place that goes over the top while still showing some restraint, and that’s what has earned it the supreme title of best ice cream in Provo.

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Next to soft serve, rolls are my favorite ice cream delivery system. Rolled ice cream places are known for their preparation method. They spread their mixture out on an exceptionally cold surface—sometimes called an antigriddle—where they proceed to add different toppings. Once it’s all nice and flat, they use these big wall-scrapers to chisel it into tightly wound rolls. At first, I thought this was a gimmick; like a twist on the Cold Stone business model. But something wonderful happens during this process, especially when the people making the stuff know that rolled ice cream is the perfect vessel to explore different textures. It’s this exploration of texture that has officially cemented Silvestre’s on my radar. It’s a tiny, unassuming extension of West Valley’s Café Silvestre, and it’s only been open only for about a year, but they’re doing some crazy things over here. Their horchata ice cream comes topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which is also chopped up and worked into the ice cream. Since the ice cream is so cold, it doesn’t make the cereal soggy, so it’s like getting a supercharged Saturday morning breakfast. The dish that’ll forever be immortalized in my memory, however, is one that includes a fresh, deep-fried Twinkie. I’ve always considered the state fair staple to be an elevated dessert, but mixing it with some creamy vanilla ice cream just enough to let the crispy exterior come through in every bite, is enough to rest my case.

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Ditch your Spring Break horror stories and give these upscale agave-based cocktails a go. Words and photos by Darby Doyle

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equila 101: More than 200 varieties of agave plants grow wild throughout Mexico and the Southwest. Alcoholic products from this species include, yes, tequila, but also mezcal, bacanora, raicilla, sotol and a lower ABV fermented agave nectar beverage called pulque. Distinctively smoky mezcal can legally be made anywhere in Mexico with a bunch of different agave options, but in practice there are only about 30 agave varieties harvested for mezcal, and almost all of the category is produced in eight of Mexico’s 31 states (most U.S.-imported mezcal comes from Oaxaca). However, much like how Champagne or Cognac in France must be made in those eponymous regions with specific varietals, real tequila may only be produced in an area of Mexico centered in Jalisco and neighboring states Michoacán, Nayarit, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas. And only the Weber blue (agave tequilana) plant may be used to make tequila. Further, 100-percent agave tequila comes in various aging categories: blanco (clear, typically unaged), reposado (aged less than one year in wood barrels or other storage, giving it a slight golden hue) and añejo (aged more than a year, and “extra añejo” tequilas have been aged more than three years). Your Cancun hangover that lasted for three days was probably the result of overindulging in tequila labeled “gold” (or interchangeably “jóven” or “oro”). While some jóven and gold tequilas are legit quality mixes of blanco and reposado or añejo from exacting distillations, there’s also a good chance that your bottom-shelf gold was bottled by distillers who cut farther into the pretty nasty acetone-heavy heads-and-tails of the distilling run (that’d be called “smearing” in distilling lingo, which happens in every spirits category, sorry to say). Or, instead of drinking quality tequila 100% puro de agave, you might have picked up a bottle of tequila mixto, which can be legally bottled with only 51 percent agave distillate. The rest can come from caramel coloring, artificial oak extract flavoring, glycerin and corn or other sugary syrups. Basically the stuff of vomit and nightmares.

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TEQUILA’S BEEHIVE CONNECTIONS Since all tequila must legally be produced and bottled in Mexico, brand owners like Lisa Barlow of Utah-based Vida Tequila (vidatequila.com) work closely with their distillers in Mexico and must follow very strict criterion for labeling, bottling and importing. Barlow recently oversaw a bottle re-branding of Vida’s three flavor profiles (award-winning blanco, reposado aged six months in new white oak barrels and a rich añejo-aged in French oak for two years). “I love Mexico,” Barlow says. “I wanted our tequila to represent both how modern, sophisticated and forward Mexico is as a country, and also reflect the pride that Mexican people have in their food, music, culture and tequila traditions.” A huge supporter of Utah’s craft cocktail and bartending scene, you’ll see Vida products at events all over the region and on the top shelf of some of the state’s most beloved restaurants and bars.

Even closer to home, New World Distillery (4795 E. 2600 North, Eden, 385-244-0144, newworlddistillery.com) owners Chris and Ashley Cross took on the challenge of producing agave spirits in Eden, Utah (hence their labeling “agave spirits,” instead of “tequila”). After spending years traveling through Mexico and sampling the gamut of the country’s booze, the Crosses set out to distill 100-percent blue Weber agave sourced from the Jalisco highlands. New World’s Rabbit and Grass Agave Spirit has a similar profile to traditional Mexican blanco tequila, but by using Champagne yeasts for fermentation and bottling at 89 proof (most tequila is 80 proof), their bold blanco is a bit more agave and fruit-forward than expected. The Crosses also re-distill cuts from their Rabbit and Grass agave spirit runs to produce one of only two agave-based vodkas currently made in the U.S., and also use this base to create Wasatch Blossom Utah Tart Cherry Liqueur, sweetened with agave nectar instead of refined sugar. Head up to the distillery in Eden for a tour and tasting; Ashley would love nothing more than to help people learn more about quality agave spirits. “I really hope people can be steered away from that outdated notion that agave spirits are limited to the tequila-with-a-worm version,” she says, wanting drinkers to enjoy them as they would fine wine or whiskey. Her tip? “Sip great tequila instead of throwing it back like a shot.” And don’t deaden your palate with the notoriously heavy wham-bam lime/salt action. “Take your time. Enjoy.” 6 HOT SPOTS FOR YOUR UPSCALE AGAVE FIX: Agave and Damiana at Alamexo Cantina Looking to dive right in to experimenting with agave spirits? One of my favorite summertime spots for mezcal sippin’ is the breezy 9th & 9th patio at Alamexo Cantina (1059 E. 900 South, 801-658-5859, alamexocantina.com). Order a generous splitable serving of house guac and start sampling from the can-

tina’s thoughtful bar selections of blanco, reposado and añejo tequilas (including Vida’s añejo, priced at $14 a pour), as well as a few nice mezcal options. All of these well-curated selections warrant sipping neat, in my estimation, maybe with a single ice cube if the day is particularly sweltering. But for those wanting their agave presented in margarita form, for an extra $1 any of the spirits listed on their menu can be mixed the traditional way with damiana leaf, which has been revered in Mexico since Mayan times as an aphrodisiac. ¡Salúd! El Alacrán Hermoso at Water Witch This “Handsome Scorpion” ($11), an original cocktail by Pat Harrington at Water Witch (163 W. 900 South, 801-4620967, waterwitchbar.com) is his current homage to all things agave. “If I had to pick a spirits category that I’d have to drink for the rest of my life, it’d be agave.” Harrington says. “Mezcal, and tequila in all of its blanco and aged forms—and they’re all great with food, too.” It’s a spirit designation he believes is equally great for quick highballs or a rare añejo passed around the campfire. Harrington also opines that it’s the only family of spirits that’s a stimulant, rather than a depressant, recalling the Mexican proverb (loosely translated to English, here), “If you ever lose your way, drink an agave spirit and you’ll find your way.”

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El Alacrán Hermoso 1.5 ounces Wahaka (or Espadín-style) mezcal 0.5 ounce almond orgeat 0.75 ounce fresh lemon juice 0.5 ounce Cocchi Americano 1 dash orange bitters 3-4 drops Bittermens Xocolatl mole bitters Method: Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange zest swath.


Aardvark at Bar X Bar X (161 E. 200 South, 385-259-0905, beerbarslc.com) bartender Julie Tall named this $9 spicy spin on a margarita after the cult favorite Portland-produced hot sauce, which is one of her personal go-to condiments. “It’s a classic margarita base with a nice agave body, rounded out with a pinch of salt, fresh grapefruit and lime juices,” Tall says. A solid shake of secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce later, a “Caribbean meets Tex-Mex” heat makes its entrance. It’s perfect for hunkering down in the dark bar on a sweltering afternoon, or doing as I did recently—watching the people of our salty city stroll by whilst sipping this spiced up concoction street-side.

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In search of the perfect Paloma Most bartenders I polled reiterated that this town’s O.G. Paloma is served in a traditional salt-rimmed clay cantarito cup at Chile Tepin (307 W. 200 South, 801-883-9255). Simple but beautiful, this classic Mexican highball is perfection in tart-sweet balance: tequila, grapefruit soda, salt and a touch of lime juice. But there are some other stellar versions about town that make fleeting appearances. Case in point: For Mother’s Day, Scott Evans at East Liberty Tap House (850 E. 900 South, 801-441-2845, eastlibertytaphouse.com) shook up a particularly potent Paloma with Vida tequila and local Mountain West Hard Cider as a limited-edition perfect patio sipper. Quarters SLC (5 E. 400 South, quartersslc.com) bartendrix-about-town Arianna Hone—who also loves Chile Tepin’s original and can be found slinging her own fab version by request when she has all the ingredients in stock at the arcade bar—is also a fan. “I could live off Paloma’s for the rest of my life,” she says. Same.

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Pear Cactus Margarita at Black Sheep Café Yes, Becky, you can get a drink in Provo. And in this case, it’s pretty damned refreshing, to boot. Black Sheep Café’s (19 N. University Ave., Provo, 801-607-2485, blacksheepcafe.com) signature prickly pear cactus margarita ($10) is made with Milagro tequila, Cointreau for a nice sweet orange hit, fresh lime juice and vibrantly hued hot-pink prickly pear cactus syrup. Flavor bomb: activate!

Siamese Night at The Rest After an exhausting day battling the slings and arrows of our modern existence, sometimes the last thing we want is a sunny patio. We crave a dark, moody lair—and only a visit to the depths of The Rest (331 S. Main, 801-532-4452, bodega331.com) can satisfy our misfit souls. Once there, I’d recommend trying a new agave-forward smoky and herbal addition to their summer drinks menu: Siamese Night ($16), which includes more than a few of my favorite things—mezcal, overproof rum, cucumber, jalapeño, basil and some housemade celery and shishito pepper bitters—all shaken up to sooth the weariest pilgrim. Or, if you can’t even stand the thought of pulling on actual grown-up pants, make this beaut up at home. Bar manager Adam Albro shared the recipe for the days when I’m beyond adulting. Or pantsless. You’re welcome.

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Siamese Night 1.5 ounces Wahaka Jóven mezcal 0.5 ounce Wray & Nephew rum 0.75 ounce fresh lime juice 0.5 ounce ginger syrup 0.5 ounce simple syrup 1 slice cucumber 1 slice jalapeño 1 sprig Thai basil 3 dashes Honest John celery & shishito bitters Method: Muddle basil, jalapeño and cucumber in the bottom of a shaking tin. Add all remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into a large tulip glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh Thai basil sprig.

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Summer Lovin’

11 movies guaranteed to put you in a sunny mood.

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ummer movies, in addition to being fun—though only occasionally—exist mainly as a way for studios to make major money (quality be damned) and for patrons to get out of the heat. “But Dave,” you say, “Salt Lake City summers feature what climate peeps call ‘dry heat.’” News flash: Dry heat is still heat, man. Just because it takes 15 minutes to start sweating instead of five, doesn’t mean it ain’t hot out there. I can only speak for myself, but there are many times I’ve ducked into a movie house to avoid melting into a puddle of perspiration and angst. In fact, the only reason I’ve seen Bridesmaids and Wedding Crashers (see below) is because I wanted to avoid becoming a greasy spot on the sidewalk. With that horrifying image in mind, if you’re looking for a cool way to avoid the hot temps (I can’t believe I just wrote that), take a gander at the list below, fire up the Netflix (or Hulu or Amazon Prime or HBO Go) and chill, baby, with these movies that scream summer! Yeah! Back to the Future This was the movie of the summer in 1985, and though it’s completely dated, it’s dated in a charming way. When your kids or the unemployed millennials who babysit them ask, “What’s Pepsi Free?” you can say, “Oh, kid, sit back and let me learn ya something.” Like the fact that George McFly ain’t no one ta fuck with. Bridesmaids I was never a fan of Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live (she struck me as one-note), but I became a convert after Bridesmaids. The scene when she’s freaking out on the plane is THE. BEST. Plus, Maya Rudolph is tops. Best line in the movie, via Ellie Kemper: “You are more beautiful than Cinderella! You smell like pine needles and have a face like sunshine!” The Endless Summer Filled with eye-popping surfing footage and dad-humor narration (“Lance is so relaxed on the surfboard’s nose, you get the feeling he could have a ham sandwich while waiting around”), this laidback documentary takes the position that one could surf year-round if one stuck to the appropriate hemisphere. No other

By David Riedel movie captures surfing’s innate beauty so well. Fun pre-British Invasion-inspired music, too. Footloose Technically Footloose isn’t a summer movie; it was released in February. But something about it is totes summery. Maybe it’s the sweaty dancing. Maybe it’s the students’ attempts to get a dancing ban lifted in order to have prom (the last thing you do before summer break). Maybe it’s because Chris Penn (who’s fantastic) sweats so much that it becomes an unspoken character trait. Of note: Footloose was filmed in Utah though it takes place in fictional Bomont (a stand-in for Elmore City, Okla.) Mad Max: Fury Road Fury Road isn’t just a great action movie, it’s one of the best movies ever made. George Miller topped everything he’s ever done (including The Road Warrior and Babe!) in this tale of Max (Tom Hardy) helping a group of women escape evil Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Essentially one long car chase through the desert, Fury Road just feels hot. Of note: Charlize Theron is more badass than Hardy in this flick. Point Break If The Endless Summer features surfing at its most carefree, Point Break is the movie that makes it a blood sport. No one seems to remember this, but Point Break didn’t light up the box office when it was released in 1991. It’s become a cult classic, and for good reason: Awesome surfing visuals, rip-snorting action and stellar performances by Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze and Gary Busey (I said it). It really is 100 percent pure adrenaline. Speed Here’s the movie that made Sandra Bullock a star and resurrected Keanu Reeves’ flagging career the first time (it’s happened twice since with The Matrix and John Wick). Speed is so tense and action-packed it doesn’t give you a chance to breathe, which is good, because there are some goofy moments (“Cans!”). But why quibble with an otherwise flawless summer ride? Best line (when Joe Morton is told there’s a gap in the freeway): “YOU’RE FIRED! EVERYBODY’S FUCKIN’ FIRED!”

Superbad This is my dark horse. Two graduating high school seniors and best friends (Michael Cera and Jonah Hill) endeavor to get summer girlfriends (Martha MacIsaac and Emma Stone) while dealing with the fact that they’re going to different colleges in the fall. Funny, honest and surprisingly sweet despite its earned Rrating. Top Gun Perhaps this is most summer of all summer movies. Top Gun is at once a ton of fun with its thrilling flying sequences, and a reprehensible piece of jingoism because of its extreme right-wing us vs. the Commies bologna that was perfect for Reagan’s America. The story is dumb—daddy issues, boo hoo!—but it coasts a lot on Tom Cruise’s charm. Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Rick Rossovich and pre-fame Meg Ryan aid him immeasurably. Try to watch it on the big screen with a sound system so powerful you have to sit in a different room. The Way, Way Back This nifty little sleeper kind of came and went in the summer of 2013, but it’s worth a watch. Lonely and awkward Duncan (Liam James) suffers through a long beach vacation with his mother (Toni Collette) and her mean-spirited boyfriend (a nasty Steve Carell). Local cool-guy Sam Rockwell and his pals, including Maya Rudolph, at the water park make it bearable. Another sweet (if predictable) summer flick with some good dramatic moments. Wedding Crashers A peak among the many valleys that dot both Owen Wilson’s and Vince Vaughn’s careers, Wedding Crashers knocked everyone on their asses in the summer of 2005 (it was a huuuuuuge hit). The story of two guys who pose as brothers to crash weddings (duh) and meet women, it won’t win points for progressivism, but it’s a riot nonetheless. Wilson’s natural smarm charms and Vaughn’s bulldozer personality is somehow endearing. A sharp supporting cast brings it all together. Happy summer, everyone! Avoid heatstroke!


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A RELAXED GENTLEMAN’S CLUB D A I LY L U N C H S P E C I A L S POOL, FOOSBALL & GAMES

As usual, Salt Lake City is stuffed to the gills with summer-fun beneficence. Take a look at some of the events, movie-wise, going on in and around town. No jokes here, just good times.

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SALT LAKE CITY FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS With the theme “Family Favorites That Are Out Of This World,” there are some nifty movies showing outdoors in June and July, including Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (June 1, though this one isn’t for very young kids); Space Jam (June 8); Galaxy Quest (June 15); Lilo and Stitch (June 22); The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (June 29); Wonder Woman (June 30); The Iron Giant (July 6); Wall-E (July 13). DAMN THESE HEELS Coming up on its 15th anniversary, Damn These Heels is the longest-running LGBTQ film festival in the Mountain West. Film titles weren’t available at press time but they’ll be announced in late May. THE GREATEST The Broadway film series this year celebrates the greatest women directors from June 1 to July 3. There are too many greatest films on the docket to list, so here are the highlights: Sally Potter’s Orlando; Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker; Jane Campion’s The Piano (a personal fave); Niki Caro’s Whale Rider; Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging; Penelope Spheeris’ masterful The Decline of Western Civilization; and Kelly Reichert’s Meek’s Cutoff (shot in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio). SUMMER LATE NIGHTS This Salt Lake Film Society series runs from June to September with movies at Tower Theatre on Fridays and Saturday at 11 p.m. and Sundays at noon. Clueless kicks things off on June 1 and Lords of Dogtown wraps things up on Sept. 2 In between you’ll find Point Break, Pink Floyd The Wall, The Love Witch, Mad Max Fury Road: Black and Chrome edition (it’s just what it sounds like), and Coffy with Pam Grier.

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CENTERVILLE At Smith Park (better known as Founders Park), Movies in the Park starts up on June 8 with Sing. It’s followed by Greatest Showman (June 15), Ferdinand (June 22), Coco (July 13), The Last Jedi (sweet! July 20), Black Panther (Aug. 3), and Trek (Aug. 10). Blankets, chairs and picnics are cool, alcohol is not.

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OGDEN Monday Night Movies at the Ogden Amphitheater returns June 11 with Wonder Woman. Then on June 18 (happy birthday, Paul McCartney!) it’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which used to be one of my favorite films until I realized Ferris was on track to grow up and become someone like George W. Bush. Anyway, there’s also Hidden Figures (a great film, on June 25), Jumanji (the O.G., July 9), Jumanji (the new one,

July 16), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (July 23), Coco (July 30) and Black Panther (Aug. 6). Bring blankets, chairs, snacks. Doors open at 7 p.m., movies start at dusk.

PROVO Provo’s Movies in the Park opens with a divein screening of Coco at the Provo Rec Center Wave Pool on May 25. (Wreck-It Ralph is also a dive-in on June 29.) The other movies screen at Rock Canyon Park: How to Train your Dragon (June 4); Megamind (June 11); Despicable Me (June 18); The Greatest Showman (June 25). All movies start at dusk.

SANDY I know I come off like a cynical bastard (and not just a little bit of a jerk), but one thing I love to do with my kid—aside from drumming and ukulele playing and running in the park and reading and gardening—is watch him experience something for the first time that I already love. He’s too young for The Lion King (I always tell him Mufasa is asleep), but one day he won’t be. And maybe your kids can handle it already! Movies showing this summer include Jon Favreau’s live-action Jungle Book, Despicable Me 3, Tangled, Brother Bear, the wonderful Coco, and the aforementioned El Rey León. And there are candy and drinks for $1. Yes, please!

SNOWBIRD Bring lawn chairs and coolers to the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck and settle in for Family Flicks at dusk. This year: Teen Wolf (June 22); Matilda (June 29); The Outsiders (July 6); Toy Story (July 13); Jumanji (the O.G., July 20); Groundhog Day (July 27); Ghostbusters (the O.G., Aug. 3); Footloose (O.G., Aug. 10). It all starts at dusk. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available at the Birdfeeder.

SOUTH JORDAN You’ll find some of the same movies in South Jordan that you will in Sandy, along with Wonder (June 22), the live-action Beauty and the Beast (July 6), and Wreck-It Ralph (Aug. 3), but at each screening there’s stuff to do beforehand beginning at 8 p.m. For example, you can meet Belle before the BATB screening.

ST. GEORGE: The St. George Town Square magically becomes a movie theater for Sunset on the Square on the second and fourth Fridays of the month starting May 25 with The Flyboys. There’s also Ferdinand (June 8), Mulan (June 22), Despicable Me 3 (July 13), Coco (July 27), Wonder (Aug. 10), and a sing-along Beauty and the Beast (Aug. 24). Bring snacks and a lawn chair and you’ll be all set.

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In the summer of 2015 a large group of kids invaded Rocky Mountain Raceways. They came to race their Jr. Dragsters down RMR’s Young Kia Drag Strip, and they even allowed some adults to tag along, just in case. The Jr. Dragster program at RMR is well known and respected among drag racing families, and there are plenty of those in the track’s pit area on any given race night. RMR was fortunate enough to host the Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals because, let’s face it, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood around happy kids who most definitely feel the need for speed. The action at RMR is fast, furious and exciting. But the venerable venue isn’t only about giving adults a place to compete and foster friendships. There are three programs for children and teenagers to have fun, compete and learn about sportsmanship. Lots of kids play traditional sports like baseball, soccer, football and basketball. RMR gives kids another option apart from, or along with, those other sports. There is Mini Motocross program, a Quarter Midget program on the oval track and the Jr. Dragster program. All three have been well received, but it was RMR’s Jr. Dragster Series that helped bring the Western Conference Finals to Utah on several occasions. Back in 2015, when RMR last hosted the event, the property was filled with hundreds of young racers and their families. The pit area and the infield of the America First Credit Union Super Oval were brimming with RVs. The common denominator – aside from all those little dragsters – was family. There were families spending quality time together and families spending time with each other. Looking around the facility, especially as the competitors lined up in the staging lanes, it was common to see the older racers lend a helping hand to the younger ones. There is something gratifying about seeing an older sibling leaning over a little brother or sister’s dragster, checking to make sure their harness is tightened up properly, or to pass on a piece of information on how the track surface is performing. The thing about it is, whether it’s the Jr.

Dragster Western Conference finals or one of RMR’s many Jr. Drag Series events – the next one is scheduled for May 18 – it all adds up to family fun. “It’s incredible to see not only the growth of the Jr. Dragster program, but also the growth of the racers themselves,” RMR General Manager Mike Eames said. “The racers who have graduated out of the junior program now make up a lot of our regular classes, and they’re incredible competitors.” And when Eames points out how well RMR’s former Jr. Drag competitors have developed, he’s not limiting that to just local races. “Not only here, but nationally,” he said. “During my tenure as General Manager, it is very rewarding to see the progression in their racing endeavors.” Somewhere there’s a list of all the families who’ve spent years racing RMR’s tracks. And rest assured that list is very long. One of the Jr. Dragster families is the Priests, who hail mostly from Northern Utah. The Priests have or currently do race in “grown up” cars, and also in various junior divisions. At a recent Jr. Dragster event, two Priest families – plus grandma and grandpa – were set up next to each other in the pit area. Junior racers as well as street legal cars – the older junior racers race them with an adult riding shotgun – were parked nearby, ready for action when their different divisions were called to the staging lanes. “It’s been great for us to be able to stay together as a family,” Steve Priest said. “That’s why we do it.” When asked about the sportsmanship lessons junior racers might learn, he said that’s a vital part of the learning process. “There are as many losers as there are winners every round,” he said. “There are lots of ways to lose, but there’s only one way to win.” Priest, who races big dragsters, noted that he also maintains his own vehicles as well as his son

Brock’s Jr. Dragster. “Being a driver, or (maintaining Brock’s ride), it’s by far more fun to tune them and get them down the track.” Hunter Priest, son of racer Dan Priest and Steve’s nephew, has put together quite a resume in RMR’s Jr. Dragster Series. And that’s saying something considering Hunter is 13 and has been racing for five years. “I’m a four-time champion, with two Wallies and at least 22 trophies,” he said proudly. The “ Wally” award is NHRA’s most coveted trophy, so named for founder Wally Parks. Yes, this 13-year-old has been racing cars since he was 5. And three years from now he’ll finally get his driver’s license. Hunter is asked the predictable “what’s it like” question and he is prepared for it. “ You get pretty anxious when the car starts up and you can feel the rumble in your back,” he said. “In the end you just have to take deep breaths and get a good (reaction time), drive to the finish line and see how you do.” Hunter’s older cousin, Brock, describes that thrill as an adrenaline rush. And when asked how fast his Jr. Dragster goes, it’s easy to see where the adrenaline comes from. “About 80,” he said with complete and total coolness. Going 80 mph down a quarter-mile drag strip, that’s got to be a blast. Perhaps one of the few things more satisfying is going that fast and knowing you’ve got family cheering you on.


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With farmers-market season fast approaching, the Downtown Farmers Market is holding a pre-season fundraiser before its 2018 run officially begins on June 9. Squatters Pub Brewery (147 W. 300 South, 801-363-2739, squatters.com) hosts the event on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the market, one of Salt Lake’s biggest gatherings of local farmers, artists and craftspeople. Attendees can also get a sneak peek at some of this year’s offerings. Tickets are $50 in advance, and a pair can be purchased at a discounted rate of $90 via slcfarmersmarket.org.

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Restauranteurs from across state collected accolades at the Utah Restaurant Association’s annual gala earlier this month. The event gathers the state’s culinary leaders and professionals together to recognize those whose new concepts and community involvement have advanced Utah’s food culture. URA doled out more than 70 awards. Even Steven’s Sandwiches received top honors when president Michael McHenry (pictured above, center) accepted the Golden Spoon Award, given to the URA’s restaurateur of the year. Other highlights included the inductions of Glee Zumbrennen (Brick Oven Pizza) and Robert Sullivan (Utah Food Services) into the URA Hall of Fame, Executive Chef Will Pliler’s (New Yorker) receiving the Chef of the Year Award, and Yelena Caputo’s acceptance of the Heart of the Industry Award on behalf of Caputo’s Market and Deli.

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“Freeee meal!” Ah, those two glorious words are like music to the ears of all those who turn in a complete punch card at Café Rio. The Mexican grill started from humble beginnings in 1997 with a small shop in St. George. Since then, the concept spread like wildfire with more than 100 locations across the United States. The salads are heavenly—or, as they call it, “unfreshingbelievable.” Create your own from options like shredded chicken, sweet pork, chile-roasted beef, grilled steak, black or pinto beans, cilantro-lime rice, cheese, guacamole, pico, jalapeño slices and much more— all piled high on a bed of lettuce and tortilla base. Oh, and don’t forget the creamy tomatillo dressing. Multiple locations, caferio.com

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

Created by the same people behind the LaSalle and Trio restaurant groups, Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is an upscale and stunning re-envisioning of Faustina in the same location. The contemporary menu is rooted in Italian classics, complemented by the ultra-modern interior. The octopus and lamb carpaccio on the small-plates menu is superb, as well as the traditional gnocchi (with green garlic pesto, peas and asparagus) from the pasta section. For dessert, the port ice cream is sensational. 454 E. 300 South, 801-746-4441, stanzaslc.com

Yellowfinn

Located in the Commons at Sugar House, Yellowfinn serves an eclectic array of Asian and international cuisines. The main draw, however, is professionally prepared sushi and sashimi. Also on the menu are sliders, wings and salads. Be sure to stop in for “hammertime specials,” featuring discounted rolls, appetizers, sake and Sapporo beer, served up in a cozy, contemporary ambiance. 1166 E. 2100 South, 801-4662600, yellowfinnsushi.com

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Per its slogan—“Come back to the ’50s”—the place is set up like the drive-in establishments of a bygone age, where diners could park their car and order food through a scratchy intercom system. The trademark Woody Burger ($4.49) adds a bit of versatility to traditional pastrami burgers because you can order one with sliced ham; its flour-topped, sourdough buns are sturdy enough to keep the quarter-pound patty, melted cheese, pastrami, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes all in line. An unexpectedly tasty dark horse is the gyro ($3.99), which is a little smaller than other gyros around town, but the seasoning on the meat imparts the spicy, peppery flavor I was hoping for. Woody’s side-dish game is perhaps where it outshines competitors. The zucchini fries ($2.79) reign supreme, maintaining just the right amount of toothsome body beneath their crisp outer layer. Wrapping things up, a dip into Woody’s vast pool of milkshakes and ice cream cones is hard to pass up. As a place where you can get curly fries and a pastrami burger or gyros with a side of zucchini fries, Woody’s variety is what’s kept it afloat for the past three decades. Reviewed April 26. 6172 S. 1300 East, Murray, 801-266-6934, woodysdrivein.com

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a kind of indicator light to the level of his agitation. Mostly, there’s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, who is free to do a full-on homage to Billy Dee Williams’ casual cool. It’s a charming performance that combines the swagger of a gambler who’s always got the fix in with a peacock whose obsession with a wardrobe made up of capes makes him a kind of anti-Edna Mode. Father-son screenwriters Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan—the former of whom has been writing Star Wars stories since The Empire Strikes Back—try to pull all of these elements together into a narrative with a little heist action, a little space-jockeying, several awkward subplots about enslaved or subjugated beings and a fair amount of playful banter. But this is yet another franchise story that exists primarily to perpetuate the brand, and to congratulate its audience on identifying all the ways it tips its cap to previous installments. That means not only are we going to see how Han befriended Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), but we’re going to get Han’s jokey comment to the Wookiee that “you’re gonna need a nickname.” Solo just keeps playing the greatest hits, from how Han got his familiar blaster to the Kessel run to bits of recognizable wardrobe. When John Williams’ theme music swells the first time Chewbacca sits in the Millennium Falcon’s co-pilot seat, it’s practically an elbow in the ribs: This is a cool moment, because of its association with a cool

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n the prologue to 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, a teenage Indiana Jones (River Phoenix) has what could understatedly be referred to as a very eventful day. He picks up a bullwhip for the first time, leaving him with a chin scar; he also picks up a pathological fear of snakes. He even winds up with his trademark fedora. If there was a defining characteristic of adventurous Indy, we saw it born in that 15 minutes. And when Solo: A Star Wars Story was announced, creating a background narrative for yet another iconic Harrison Ford character, it was reasonable to wonder: Would this simply be the same sort of thing, a two-hour-plus version of the Captain America-in-The Avengers “I understood that reference” meme? So we begin with a young Han (Alden Ehrenreich) on the planet Corellia, orphaned and part of the shady criminal operation run by a Fagin-esque insect alien. Han is the kind of rascal who boosts speeders and gets involved in chases, dodging people who want to kill him with an irrational confidence that should seem familiar to anyone who grew up with Harrison Ford’s roguish smuggler. That, however, feeds into a fundamental problem with Solo: If it’s going to be the story of how Han becomes the character we know, then we’re going to spend two hours in the company of someone who’s not the character we know. Ehrenreich’s performance feels trapped between these two competing goals—playing a larval version of Han Solo, and doing a passable imitation of Harrison Ford’s Solo—and as a result it never comes together as a character that makes any dramatic sense. There are plenty of other characters in Solo, and fortunately they’re able to pick up at least some of the slack. Woody Harrelson plays Tobias Beckett, a cynical mercenary who becomes Han’s de facto mentor; Paul Bettany gets the villain role as Dryden Vos, whose facial scars become


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NEW THIS WEEK Film release schedules are subject to change. 1945 BBB.5 A small town in Hungary, August 1945. The war is finally over, and life is getting back to normal. This day is a happy one: The son of the powerful town clerk (Péter Rudolf) is getting married, and the whole town is invited. But at the train station several miles away, two men (Marcell Nagy and Iván Angelusz) have arrived. An ominous warning precedes them into town: Jews are here. They’ve come back. Writer-director Ferenc Török is torturously slow to reveal why the apparently contented town is in an uproar, but we immediately have very dark suspicions. And, indeed, what’s to come is the town’s reckoning, at last, with its collusion in the wartime roundup of their Jewish neighbors. We don’t tell ourselves stories that whisper, “The Nazis had help.” So this quiet horror movie—about grief and regret as a kind of spiritual possession, about rationalization and denial as outright immorality—is unexpected, startling and still relevant. The human inclination to collude with evil and tell ourselves we’re just being practical is not one that died with that war. Opens May 25 at Broadway Centre Cinemas. (NR)—MaryAnn Johanson LET THE SUNSHINE IN BBB The latest film by French auteur Claire Denis is made for two groups of people: fans of Denis’ elliptical, even baffling style, and fans of Juliette Binoche who want to see the actress give a masterclass in nuance and subtext. Most of the film’s text is sub-, actually; it’s based on Roland Barthes’ philosophical work A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments, and doesn’t have a traditional narrative. Binoche plays Isabelle, a Parisian artist carrying on a number of casual affairs, still reeling from her breakup with François (Laurent Grévill), with whom she has a daughter. One lover—doughy, arrogant, married banker Vincent (Xavier Beauvois)—treats her carelessly (“You’re charming, but my wife is extraordinary”); others are thoughtless, boorish or just plain wrong for Isabelle. Binoche plays her as a complex, dissatisfied woman, overly apologetic in situations where she feels vulnerable, boldly confident when she’s feeling powerful. She says “I don’t know” a lot and discusses love ponderously with her friends. There’s no payoff or resolution in the usual sense—as a movie, it is very French—but you might find yourself spellbound by Binoche’s expressive, tender, deeply sympathetic performance. Opens May 25 at Broadway Centre Cinemas. (NR)—Eric D. Snider

THE RIDER BBB.5 Somewhere at the intersection of fiction and documentary lies Chloé Zhao’s fascinating profile of men left wondering if they can still think of themselves as men. Rodeo rider Brady Jandreau plays a thinly fictionalized version of himself named Brady Blackburn, who has been sidelined by a traumatic head injury after being thrown from a bull. Zhao weaves Jandreau’s real-life injury into a story that also addresses a rider named Lane Scott left even more severely incapacitated by a riding injury, and casts Jandreau’s family members—including his special-needs sister—as Blackburn’s family. Life on and around South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation provides the rich background of yards filled with engine blocks and junk, and people struggling to get by. But mostly it takes Jandreau’s naturalistic performance and explores both his physical recovery and the emotional challenge of being expected to “ride through the pain” and show that you’re “not a little bitch.” Whatever might be lost in the use of amateur performers is made up in the powerful portrayal of trying to fight the feeling that you’re no longer worth anything in this world. Opens May 25 at Broadway Centre Cinemas. (R)—Scott Renshaw SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY BB See review on p. 65. Opens May 25 at theaters valleywide. (PG-13)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP At Main Library, May 29, 7 p.m. (NR) ISLE OF DOGS At Park City Film Series, May 25-26, 8 p.m. & May 27, 6 p.m. (PG-13)

CURRENT RELEASES BOOK CLUB B.5 It’s wonderful to see 60-plus-year-old actors in a movie that showcases them; it’s depressing that such a showcase finds it hilarious to turn them into sexual beings. Four upper-class friends—widowed Diane (Diane Keaton), single Vivian (Jane Fonda), divorced Sharon (Candice Bergen) and married Carol (Mary Steenburgen)—get inspired to make some relationship changes by reading the Fifty Shades trilogy for their long-standing book club. Along the way they

drink a swimming pool full of wine, spew out a non-stop stream of double-entendre and wait to be caught in embarrassing situations. Occasionally one of the punch lines lands, and there are glimpses of honesty these veteran actors can mine from anxiety about finding intimacy as a senior woman. Mostly, it’s episodic Sex and the City-viaNancy Meyers nonsense with the overriding message of “lol, horny olds.” (PG-13)—SR

DEADPOOL 2 BB.5 How does parody work, when what the parody really wants is to be the thing it’s making fun of? Just like 2016’s surprise hit, the sequel—in which our anti-hero (Ryan Reynolds) fights time-traveling soldier Cable (Josh Brolin)—is both a superhero movie and a movie full of crude, fourth-wall-breaking, self-aware gags about superhero movies. The script keeps occasionally making us try to care about the fate of these characters, then laughs at us for being foolish enough to give a shit. It laughs at a lot of other things, too, and some of those jokes are genuinely clever; others give off the same smirking vibe as a Ricky Gervais standup routine. It tries a little to subvert comic-book movie formula, but not so hard that it won’t reap the benefits of being part of the Marvel Comics-crazy cinematic world. (R)—SR

DISOBEDIENCE BBBB The English-language debut by A Fantastic Woman Oscar-winner Sebastián Lelio focuses on lapsed orthodox Jew and New Yorkerby-choice Ronit (Rachel Weisz), who returns to London for her estranged father’s funeral. When Ronit arrives at the home of her old friend (and her father’s disciple), Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), and his wife Esti (Rachel McAdams) it’s clear Ronit is at best unexpected. As Ronit, Dovid and Esti spend more time together, it becomes clear why. The narrative resembles a love triangle, but it’s considerably more complicated. Lelio and co-screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz make the characters zig just when you think they’re going to zag, which saves Disobedience from lapsing into treacle or bathos, and Lelio’s direction makes you feel the weight of the world each of these characters—especially Esti—carries. The result is heart-wrenching, but rewarding. (R)—David Riedel

RBG BBB If your ideas about Ruth Bader Ginsburg tend toward those expressed on conservative talk radio, this mostly hagiographic profile isn’t likely to change your mind. It’s a soup-to-nuts primer on the 85-year-old associate justice, tracing her life from childhood in 1930s Brooklyn, including her work on landmark gender-equality cases before the Supreme Court as an attorney. It’s all dutifully and respectfully presented in exactly the way you might predict from a CNN documentary, right down to the cello music underscore and the stock-footage of 1970s women’s rights protests. Still, there are insightful moments throughout, including how Ginsberg responds to her status as pop-culture icon, and her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. If her introverted nature keeps her from revealing much of herself, there’s plenty in her words as a jurist to convey the passion that drives her. (PG)—SR

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pounded her stress. “I expected things to just happen for me after that, even though I had no idea what I was supposed to do next,” she says. “I was 20 years old, I had dropped out of Berklee, and I still didn’t know how to put on my big kid pants. So I ran away to escape from it.” Proudfit spent the next few years traveling—Los Angeles; Northern California; New York City; Eden, Utah—before moving back to Salt Lake City. She didn’t play music much at all in 2016, but in 2017, she helped an old New York friend, Adam Schatz of the eccentric rock band Landlady, set up a show at Salty Creative in Ogden. “I realized I had all these friends who agreed that DIY shows are better,” she says. “The fans are willing to pay more since it’s a cooler experience, and the musicians are happy because they know the money is going directly to them.” Now, Proudfit is back where she started. She and her girlfriend, who recently proposed on a trip to Yellowstone, are about to close on their new home in downtown Ogden. Proudfit manages a bakery in Salt Lake City. And she’s performing at outside-the-box events up and down the I-15 corridor: Rye’s new acoustic series, Black Feather Whiskey’s Heartworn Fridays, Lighthouse Lounge in Ogden for Lavender Vinyl’s first Record Store Day performance. That show introduced the world to Proudfit’s new project, Cop Kid. Mining unexplored electronic territory, good friend Boone Hogg’s video game-inspired beats—one song samples a Game Boy play-through from Kirby’s Dreamland—float below Proudfit’s ethereal vocals. She says she relishes the opportunity to share the stage with a like-minded collaborator and have a little looser, less intense experience: “With Cop Kid, it’s easier for me to be completely free. When I’m by myself, I’m much more vulnerable.” Yet she considers that vulnerability her ultimate calling card. “Playing my own music is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done,” she says. “These songs took years to write, and I give everything of myself when I perform them. I don’t want to compromise that. “After all these years, I’ve realized I can build a career the way I want to. Yeah, it’s going to take a lot longer, and I’ll need to have more patience. But it’s going to happen. I have a lot of faith that this approach will work for me.” CW

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For those of us who grew up listening to local alt radio—this writer used to plan his nightly routine around KXRK 96.3 FM’s Top 10 Songs That Don’t Suck program—solid, well-formatted alternative rock can be like a cool drink of water. That makes Grey Glass not an inappropriate band name for the Provo rockers. Their music goes down like an icy beverage, with enough tasty guitar licks to keep it sweet. Frontman Tal Haslam of San Diego, Calif., started the project in 2014 after relocating to Provo. He started performing at open mic nights, and eventually found bandmates, all of them similarly out-of-state transplants, who shared his appreciation for music—loud music. Now, a slew of small releases later, their dynamic sound has come to a head with their latest EP, The Middle After Death, which demonstrates their impressive range. They attempt everything from synth-driven indie to postrock, all to great effect. The space created on “Fell (Asleep)” is truly atmospheric, and must satisfy Haslam’s apparent fondness for Radiohead. The blues-y riff on “Coma” will knock you down. It’s not difficult to picture the music live, but don’t expect to hear every synth and studio effect; expect a rock ’n’ roll show. Haslam recently described Grey Glass’ live sets as “raw,” saying that they love to get loud. “We prefer the raw energy to perfection,” he told KSL Channel 5. Their arena-sized sound will certainly fill every inch of Velour. (Robby Poffenberger) Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, 8 p.m., $8 presale, $10 day of show, velourlive.com

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Show-biz success is just as often a matter of design as happy accident. Celtic Woman could be considered the Gaelic version of the Monkees, that made-for-TV ensemble whose calculated origins brought them to the top of the charts. Conceived by three farsighted producers, including one who was responsible for the Irish export Riverdance, the group was originally made up of five musicians who were auditioned and assembled in 2004, and then brought to the public’s attention and instant acclaim via a popular PBS television special shortly thereafter. Although the line-up has shifted considerably over the years, the basic formula—a formidable blend of traditional tunes performed with contemporary credence—has remained the same. As well it should: With nearly 20 albums released under the Celtic Woman banner, the group has sold nearly 10 million records worldwide, earning accolades and awards including half a dozen Billboard’s World Albums Artist of the Year kudos, a Grammy nomination and the prestigious European Border Breakers Award in recognition of their international awareness. Claiming a sisterly bond, the group currently consists of three singers and an accompanying violinist, allowing Celtic Woman to redefine what the Irish mean by going for the green. (Lee Zimmerman) Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 7:30 p.m., $87-$107, artsaltlake.org

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Jenny Don’t and the Spurs place a premium on authenticity, unlike many of their contemporaries. For example, there’s nothing intentionally ironic about the bolo ties and vintage Western shirts favored by the members of this country-punk band out of Portland, Ore. Frontwoman Jenny Don’t likes to brag that she can actually ride a horse, and her piercing, aching voice rings of PBR, honky-tonks and true country. Indeed, they’re far more indebted to Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Patsy Cline than the pitch-corrected stuff that gets played on pop country stations, hearkening back to the time when the lines between rock ’n’ roll and country music were blurred and Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash made sense as tour mates. Ms. Don’t is backed by an A-list group of PDX-area musicians, including Kelly Halliburton (of Pierced Arrows), Sam Henry (Wipers) and JT Halmfilst (too many bands to list). To get a vibe for their sound, Jenny Don’t released their self-titled debut album in 2015, and it was chock-full of snappy, outlaw-country songs, including a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood’s “Lady Bird.” Last year, they dropped another full-length on Doomtown Sounds and Mississippi Records titled Call of the Road. This is music from the heart, folks. (Howard Hardee) Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East 8 p.m., $10, theurbanloungeslc.com


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When you listen to David Byrne, it is strictly David Byrne. The legendary 66-year-old frontman of The Talking Heads. No effort is made to downplay his age or status. That’s the key to his charm. These days, Byrne seems happy to play the part of art-rock’s wise, whimsical patriarch. On the synth-heavy opener of his new album, American Utopia (Nonesuch Records), his voice drones robotically, “I dance like this because it feels so damn good.” A few tracks later he waxes philosophical: “Every day is a miracle/ Every day is an unpaid bill/ You’ve got to sing for your supper/ Love one another.” He’s dispensing wisdom and championing a good time in equal doses. We shouldn’t mistake Byrne’s whimsy—which has always been part of his appeal—for a sign that he’s gotten too comfortable. After all, the Grammy winner, Oscar nominee and Rock Hall of Fame inductee is remarkably relevant, especially when you stack him against his peers who have at best enjoyed a successful reunion tour (Devo) or one-off single (Television). In the last decade alone, Byrne has collaborated with some of our generation’s most celebrated artists including St. Vincent and Florence Welch. He covered Janelle Monae’s recent single “Hell You Talmbout” at a recent show—another indicator that he’s a supporter of female artists. How can such a prolific artist condense a show into a reasonable setlist? Byrne takes a dash of covers, a thick chunk of Talking Heads songs and spreads it over a base of his best solo work. It’s a confectionary delight—one worth feasting on. (Robby Poffenberger) Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 7:30 p.m., sold out at press time, arttix.org Telesomniac (Velour) see p. 68 Kevyn Dern (Pat’s BBQ) Lavelle Dupree (Downstairs) The Lighthouse & The Whaler + Vita And The Woolf (Kilby Court) Mi Cielo w/ Dirty Dave + David Rolas (Sky) Michelle Moonshine (The Ice Haüs) Mountain Country (Park City Mountain) Night Marcher (Garage on Beck) Rail Town (The Westerner) The Rhythm Combo + Jerry Cochran & The Salt Flat Trio (Piper Down Pub) Scott Foster + Swantourage (Lake Effect) Stonefed (Hog Wallow Pub) Tim Daniels Band (Brewskis) Tomorrows Bad Seeds + Sun Dried Vibes + Thicker Than Thieves + Herban Empire (The Royal) Upside (The Beehive) The Whiskey Rebellion (The Yes Hell) Whistling Rufus (Sugar House Coffee)

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I never know who I’ll encounter under the mission of BarFly. From architects and an Army recruiter to a multi-lingual Moroccan national, this time, my journey with City Weekly brings me to Sugar House Pub (SHP). The low-key pub is busy on this Saturday night, patrons gather at the bar watching UFC highlights. I start eavesdropping on a couple talking about Iraq and education, thinking they were on a date, before I interrupt them. “A date?” Arlene says laughing, as the man she’s with continues nonchalantly sipping his beer. The two had just randomly met at the pub. Arlene, a New Mexico native, is an Army recruiter visiting from Ogden. I turn to the gentlemen next to Arlene and exercise my Arabic: “Ma ismuka?” (What is your name?) “Simo,” he says. Simo traveled thousands of miles from Morocco and ended up in the Beehive State—oh, and the two are definitely not on a date. What brought these strangers together at SHP was the power of language. “When I was in Iraq, one of the young girls pulled me aside and taught me all the bad words you could say to women in Arabic,” Arlene explains, “so I would know if someone was saying it to me.” Simo holds back his laughter: “Everyone always wants to know the bad words.” I spend my last minutes at SHP trying to get Simo to teach me the Arabic curse words. Who doesn’t love a good lesson in foreign swears over cocktails? (Rachelle Fernandez) Sugar House Pub, 1994 S. 1100 East, facebook.com/sugarhousepub

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Now is a favorable time to worship at the shrine of your own intuition. It’s a ripe moment to boost your faith in your intuition’s wild and holy powers. To an extraordinary degree, you can harness this alternate mode of intelligence to gather insights that are beyond the power of your rational mind to access by itself. So be bold about calling on your gut wisdom, Gemini. Use it to track down the tricky, elusive truths that have previously been unavailable to you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): “A poem is never finished; it is only abandoned,” wrote poet W. H. Auden, paraphrasing poet Paul Valéry. I think the same can be said about many other kinds of work. We might wish we could continue tinkering and refining forever so as to bring a beloved project to a state of absolute perfection. But what’s more likely is that it will always fall at least a bit short of that ideal. It will never be totally polished and complete to our satisfaction. And we’ve got to accept that. I suggest you meditate on these ideas in the coming weeks, Cancerian. Paradoxically, they might help you be content with how you finish up the current phase of your beloved project. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I highly recommend that you spend the next three weeks hanging out on a beach every day, dividing your time between playing games with friends, sipping cool drinks, reading books you’ve always wanted to read, and floating dreamily in warm water. To indulge in this relaxing extravaganza would be in maximum alignment with the current cosmic rhythms. If you can’t manage such a luxurious break from routine, please at least give yourself the gift of some other form of recreation that will renew and refresh you all the way down to the core of your destiny.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Every human being I’ve ever known, me included, has to wage a continuous struggle between these pairs of opposites: 1. bad habits that waste their vitality and good habits that harness their vitality; 2. demoralizing addictions that keep them enslaved to the past and invigorating addictions that inspire them to create their best possible future. How’s your own struggle going? I suspect you’re in the midst of a turning point. Here’s a tip that could prove useful: Feeding the good habits and invigorating addictions might cause the bad habits and demoralizing addictions to lose some of their power over you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Some books seem like a key to unfamiliar rooms in one’s own castle,” said author Franz Kafka. I suspect this idea will be especially relevant to you in the coming weeks, Aquarius. And more than that: In addition to books, other influences might also serve as keys to unfamiliar rooms in your inner castle. Certain people, for instance, might do and say things that give you access to secrets you’ve been keeping from yourself. A new song or natural wonderland might open doors to understandings that will transform your relationship with yourself. To prep you for these epiphanies, I’ll ask you to imagine having a dream at night in which you’re wandering through a house you know very well. But this time, you discover there’s a whole new wing of the place that you never knew existed.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Just for now, let’s say it’s fine to fuel yourself with comfort food and sweet diversions. Let’s proceed on the hypothesis that the guardians of your future want you to treat yourself like a beloved animal who needs extra love and attention. So go right ahead and spend a whole day (or two) in bed reading and ruminating and listening to soul-beguiling music. Take a tour through your favorite memories. Move extra slowly. Do whatever makes you feel most stable and secure. Imagine you’re like a battery in the LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My counsel might seem extreme, but I really think you should process of getting recharged. avoid mildness and meekness and modesty. For the immediate future, you have a mandate to roar and cavort and exult. It’s ARIES (March 21-April 19): your sacred duty to be daring and experimental and exploratory. The Aries poet Anna Kamienska described the process of writThe cosmos and I want to enjoy the show as you act like you have ing as akin to “the backbreaking work of hacking a footpath, as the right to express your soul’s code with brazen confidence and in a coal mine; in total darkness, beneath the earth.” Whether unabashed freedom. The cosmos and I want to squeal with joy or not you’re a writer, I’m guessing that your life might have felt as you reveal raw truths in the most emotionally intelligent like that recently. Your progress has been slow and the mood has been dense and the light has been dim. That’s the tough news. ways possible. The good news is that I suspect you will soon be blessed with flashes of illumination and a semi-divine intervention or two. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): French novelist Honoré Balzac periodically endured intense out- After that, your work will proceed with more ease. The mood breaks of creativity. “Sometimes it seems that my brain is on fire,” will be softer and brighter. he testified after a 26-day spell when he never left his writing room. I’m not predicting anything quite as manic as that for you, TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Scorpio. But I do suspect you will soon be blessed (and maybe a tiny Do you know what you are worth? Have you compiled a realistic bit cursed) by a prolonged bout of fervent inspiration. To ensure assessment of your talents, powers and capacities? Not what that you make the best use of this challenging gift, get clear about your friends and enemies think you’re worth, nor the authority how you want it to work for you. Don’t let it boss you. Be its boss. figures you deal with, nor the bad listeners who act like they’ve figured out the game of life. When I ask you if you have an objective understanding of your real value, Taurus, I’m not referring SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Ancient civilizations waged war constantly. From Mesopotamia to what your illusions or fears or wishes might tell you. I’m talkto China to Africa, groups of people rarely went very long with- ing about an honest, accurate appraisal of the gifts you have to out fighting other groups of people. There was one exception: offer the world. If you do indeed possess this insight, hallelujah the Harappan culture that thrived for about 2,000 years in the and congratulations! If you don’t, the coming weeks will be an Indus River Valley, which in the present day stretches through excellent time to work on getting it.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Contemporaries of the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras told colorful stories about the man. Some believed he was the son of a god and that one of his thighs was made of gold. When he crossed the Casas River, numerous witnesses testified that the river called out his name and welcomed him. Once a snake bit him, but he suffered no injury, and killed the snake by biting it in return. On another occasion, Pythagoras supposedly coaxed a dangerous bear to stop committing violent acts. These are the kinds of legends I expect you to spread about yourself in the coming days, Virgo. It’s time to boost your reputation to a higher level.

Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Archaeologists have found little evidence of warfare there. Signs of mass destruction and heavy armaments are non-existent. Art from that era and area does not depict military conflict. One conclusion we might be tempted to draw from this data is that human beings are not inherently combative and violent. In any case, I want to use the Harappan civilization’s extended time of peace as a metaphor for your life in the next eight weeks. I believe (and hope!) you’re entering into a phase of very low conflict.

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THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF SALT LAKE COUNTY STATE OF UTAH MT & VS MANAGEMENT, INC., a Utah corporation, V. SERGIO SANCHEZ, an individual, Plaintiffs, vs. EL NUEVO MI MEXICO, INC., a Utah corporation, d/b/a MI MEXICO, and MARIO TRUJILLO, an individual, Defendants.

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A recent audit by the Legislature found that staying in the downtown homeless shelter can be scary for the homeless themselves. According to the audit, police busted a man who had previously been kicked out of the shelter and was armed with a loaded hand gun, a pocketful of needles and drugs. This random discovery from the audit might not make neighbors of the pending new homeless resource centers feel all warm and fuzzy about the residents who will be moving in soon. On the flipside, one new development next door to Greek Town (where the main shelter is located) is on the lips of renters and developers alike who are watching the Guadalupe neighborhood with glee and lust. This sleepy little area located from 500 to 1100 West and North Temple to 600 North has been getting lots of attention recently as the private group Salt Lake Housing Services has been helping entice $30 million to revitalize the area with everything from new sidewalks to revamped buildings for classic-car restoration shops, businesses and restaurants. The masses are coming; money is to be made. Wake up Guadalupe, you’re next on gentrification’s radar. Project Open is a housing development project led by the nonprofit Giv Group, and is going to blow some minds by adding new affordable apartments specifically for those who might have been homeless. These new neighbors can find instant community, with common areas and an old brick warehouse next door that houses a gym and art spaces above (watched over by Craft Lake City and Giv Group). There will be machines in the lobby carrying healthy food, every parking space will be wired for electric cars and the buildings will be solar powered. These hipster kinds of amenities found in high-end apartments are going to cost pennies on the dollar. Project Open has 81 of its 112 units starting as low as $350 a month. That will certainly put a smile on those who have been living hand-to-mouth. Project Open apartments are just a hop, skip and a jump from The Road Home. Chris Parker, one of the masterminds of affordable living in Salt Lake, has eyes on four or five other sites nearby to expand the concept of a community that engages with each other—one that hopefully won’t fear their under-priveleged neighbors. n

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