I recently went camping at Pineview with this one guy I didn’t know … and about 17 lesbians. Need I say more? Yes. It was a birthday bash for my friend Brenda (Pearl), and we thought it would be a hoot to float a quarter-mile down the stream to the lake. About an hour after we started, we bailed out of the water like a pack of river rats and scurried up the steep plateau to the highway and walked back to camp … it was definitely a hoot!
THursday — This week the Twilight Concert Series hosts two indie-rock bands. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah hails from the East coast and from San Diego comes Delta Spirit. Even if you’ve never heard these bands, Thursday nights at the Gallivan are really just a social gathering, so the concert’s free and the beer ain’t … Yep urine Utah!
7pm, Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street. Free, gallivancenter.com.
FRIDAY — OK, I realize I add Third Friday Bingo to the agenda every month unlike many other monthly events. It’s partially professional courtesy, but mostly because I want to shove my head under Ruby’s Double-D water bra and suckle like a starving infant. Anyhoo, the proceeds will go to DJ’s (Lola) and Dan’s legal and medical expenses.
7–9:30pm, First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East. Bingo cards $5.
SATURDAY — The Italian celebration Ferragosto returns this weekend for another favoloso street fair. There’ll be great entertainment including the C.J. Santoro Band and Alice Cipollini. There will also be a sausage-eating contest, bocce tournament, Italian car show and much more. Salute!
11am–10pm, Downtown Salt Lake, 450 W. 300 South. Free, 979-1997 or italianinutah.com.
Q The "Empress of Soul" comes to Utah, but I think probably Pip-less. Check out one of the most popular R&B artists to date — the incomparable Gladys Knight. Unfortunately because she’s playing at Deer Valley and UDOT (Utah’s Dumbest Officers of Transportation) will have eastbound lanes in Parley’s Canyon closed at 7:00 p.m., it would be wise to arrive extra, extra early … Yep urine Utah!
7:30pm, Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley Resort. Tickets $40, 888-451-2787.
MONDAY — Around the Globe Theatre Company presents gay playwright Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. This is one of his most famous works — a semi-autobiographical "memory" play about a St. Louis family being forced to surrender their fantasies and face reality. A tender story of love lost.
7:30pm, through Aug. 23, Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $12, 355-ARTS or arttix.org.
Q He’s got charisma, a sexy voice and most importantly, he’s a surfer dude … cowabunga! That’s freakin’ hot! Hawaiian-born Jack Johnson carves the Utah stage tonight sharing his acoustic pop-rock style with his adoring fans … be a part of the Pipeline, and hang ten dude!
7pm, USANA Amphitheatre, 5400 S. 6200 West. Tickets $29.50–49.50, 487-4899 or smithstix.com.
WEDNESDAY — This Scottish singer-songwriter hit stardom with the single "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." (If you don’t know it, check it out, it’s freakin’ hot!) She is Grammy-nominated KT Tunstall and she’s playing at Red Butte tonight. Her music’s been dubbed "heartfelt pop, rootsy electric blues and alternative folk." Martha Wainwright opens.
7pm, Red Butte Garden, 300 S. Wakara Way, UofU. Tickets $32–37, 585-5225 or redbuttegarden.org.
THURSDAY — Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents Momentum "Untold Stories," their 2nd annual alumni dance concert. Dancers from Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York City, San Francisco and Salt Lake City will present a thought-provoking and fascinating dance/theatre production. The show features an eclectic conglomerate of RWDC artists and choreographers, including Chia-Chi Chiang, Javier Cordoba, Juan Carlos Claudio, Aaron Draper, Jill Voorhees Edwards, Tammy Metz-Starr and Stephen Terry.
8pm, through Saturday, Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $18, 355-ARTS or arttix.org.
FRIDAY — So a few issues ago we informed everyone there would not be a Pridaho event this year. Well that’s still partially true as it’s now called Pocatello Pride, hosted by Charleys. There will be a White Party tonight and a picnic at Ross Park on Saturday from 6–10 p.m. The folks in Pocatello are fabulous, so go up there and help them celebrate.
Tonight & Saturday, Club Charleys, Pocatello, Idaho. For more info call 208-232-9606 or visit clubcharleys.googlepages.com.
SUNDAY — If you haven’t yet signed up for the Pride Center’s 9th annual Golf Classic, you better do it now to secure a spot. Play 18 holes of golf, enoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch, and decorate your golf cart to win prizes.
8am, Stonebridge Golf Course, 4415 Links Drive. Registration fee $95, 539-8800 or utahpridecenter.org.
MONDAY — She’s so damn hot her hair is practically on fire and her Salt Lake concert sold out faster than the Ped Egg. So now Utah will be graced with a second night of Bonnie Raitt. Tickets are still available, so chop, chop lollipop!
7pm, Red Butte Garden, 300 S. Wakara Way, UofU. Tickets $53–58, 585-5225 or redbuttegarden.org.
Q Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow is here … that’s freakin’ hot! If you don’t already know, her music blends rock, country, pop, folk and blues to create such amazing hits as "The First Cut Is The Deepest" and "Picture." Sexy James Blunt and Toots & The Maytals open the show.
7pm, USANA Amphitheatre, 5400 S. 6200 West. Tickets $40–61, 487-4899 or smithstix.com.
WEDNESDAY — My friend Michelle is obsessed with Dave Matthews to the point of creepiness. She’s one of those sex-starved roadies that follows him around the country, boobs at full attention. Anyhoo, you’ll recognize her in the crowd tonight because she’ll be the only one singing louder and more boisterous than Dave.
7pm, USANA Amphitheatre, 5400 S. 6200 West. Tickets $39.50–65, 487-4899 or smithstix.com.