Gay Agenda

Anyhoo, BooBoo and His Hoohoo Go to the Zoo

Stan (bartender at Try-Angles) and I were batting some witty banter the other day, but then it got a little ugly. Pretty much out of the blue he said, "Eat me!" So I said, "No thanks, I’d rather not starve." Then he said, "I know you’ve had Asian before, just go back to the fridge and get seconds." HA! The guy’s a freakin’ stitch.

FRIday — The Phoenix Theatre presents a magical and timeless fairytale to mark the opening of an exciting season of plays — an original adaptation of Cinderella. She’s a young and beautiful woman living in unfortunate circumstances with a nasty old stepmother and dumpy stepsisters. But of course she meets a rich, handsome prince who wants to bed her. Then the silly wanker loses her glass slipper … duh!

7:30pm, through Sept. 20, The Academy of Performing Arts, 3188 S. 400 East. Tickets $10–12, 486-2728 or

Q Are you back in school? I wish I had gone to a private school like in Gossip Girl — it’s hot and bitchy fabulousness! Anyhoo, party like Serena and get your nasty on like Chuck at Skool Days, where there will be naughty girls and go-go boys … and maybe a few rulers. Also, "principal" Nova Starr performs.

10pm, Gossip at Club Sound, a private club for members, 579 W. 200 South. Free to members,

SATURDAY — Bayles/Bott Dance presents Habitat, an evening of new works featuring "Paper House," a collaboration with local artist Jennifer Gaskin that explores how structure supports us in our everyday lives. Dancers manipulate a sculptural home, weaving in the stories it contains. Sometimes tense and bittersweet, other times warm and inviting.

7:30pm, Sugar Space, 616 Wilmington Ave. Tickets $7–10 at the door,

SUNDAY — My favorite song by Bob Dylan is "Blowin" In The Wind." Freakin’ hot! And what I love most about him is he’s a total whack-a-mole, so I’m sure that the 67-year-old Grammy and Oscar winner will get the crowd hopping. Blankets, coolers, picnic baskets and lawn chairs no higher than nine inches are allowed.

7:30pm, Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City. Tickets $49.50, 467-8499 or

Q So the Summer Olympiad was rather exciting this time around and the opening/closing ceremonies were simply fantabulous. Tonight you have the chance to meet four members of the U.S. Olympic Girls Softball Team (Silver Medalist) at a party hosted by Paper Moon.

7pm, Paper Moon, a private club for members, 3737 S. State Street. Cover $6, 713-0678.

MONDAY — I don’t have an event on this Labor day even though I’m sure something’s going on somewhere. But I just want to say that I hope all of you get exactly what you want for all the fruits of your labor.

TUESDAY — Local artist Sonya Dinsdale’s exhibit "Defining Moments," consists of colorful, abstract, two-dimensional mixed media pieces. Each one represents a fleeting thought, street scene, passion, screw-up, obsession, revelation, things to be remembered and things not to be repeated.

4–8pm Tuesday–Friday & 1–5pm Saturday, through Sept. 27, Utah Art Alliance, 127 S. Main Street. Free, 891-3853.

THURSDAY — The theme of this year’s Utah State Fair is "Out of the Ordinary." No Shit! Anyhoo, entertainment includes Vanessa Hudgens, an Elvis look-alike contest and a Utah’s Strongest Man competition (I like all kinds of muscle, they just shouldn’t be bigger than my head). And of course there will be stinky animals, cook-offs and art exhibits, among other things.

10am–10pm, through Sept. 14, Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West. Entrance $6–8, all-day ride passes $25,

Q More than 20 of Utah’s finest restaurants, caterers and breweries will serve up delicious food at the wildest party in town, the annual Zoo Rendezvous. There will be a silent auction, featuring one-of-a-kind zoo items, plus live music. All proceeds from the event are dedicated to animal care and exhibit.

6–11pm, Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Avenue, Tickets $150, 584-1767 or

Q Stephen Koester is known for his choreographic athleticism, dynamic power, innovation and sensitivity. His richly complex choreography explores the human condition in all its multi-faceted parts. The premiere of Who We Are? includes the return of his popular "This Ain’t No Tango." Koester will be dancing on stage with some of Utah’s finest dancers.

7:30pm, through Sept. 6, Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $18, 355-ARTS or

FRIDAY — Local comedic entertainer Janine Gardner headlines PWACU’s An Evening of Laughter. Her mild, family-oriented comedy style has been raved about. The fund raiser benefits the highly-anticipated opening of Our Store: A Thrift Alternative. Michael’s already donated all of his size 28 jeans he pathetically thought he’d fit into again someday.

7–9pm, Market Street Grill in Cottonwood, 2985 E. 6580 South. Tickets $75, please rsvp by Aug. 30, 484-2205 or

Q The Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire presents their annual Closet Ball pageant, themed "Glamorous Secrets from the Closet." The most glamorous secret still in my closet … until now, is that I can belch the theme song to Charlie’s Angels. Anyhoo, go watch their first time drag kings and queens transform genders right before your eyes.

9pm, Paper Moon, a private club for members, 3737 S. State Street. Tickets $6 at the door, 713-0678.

TUESDAY — In conjunction with Queer Spirit retreats, Jerry Buie (Pride Counseling) presents Writing the sacred: A Writing Workshop. It’s a poem-making and journal writing workshop lead by Ray McGinnis. He will draw on a splendid range of poetry and expertly guide you to give voice to your own longings for an expanded way of being yourself in the world and with others.

7–9pm, the home of Jerry Buie, 2084 E. 6425 South. Cost is by donation, 557-9203.

WEDNESDAY — It’s the return of Patsy Cline … not literally of course, that would be creepy; it’s Grand Theatre’s production of Always … Patsy Cline. Starring Erica Hansen and Toni Byrd, the music of Cline is blended with the true story of a fabulous rare friendship.

7:30pm, through Sept. 20, The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Community College, 1575 S. State Street. Tickets $5–24, 957-3322 or



SEP. 18 Alicia Keys, Abravanel Hall

SEP. 23 So You Think You Can Dance Tour, E Center

OCT. 20 David Sedaris, Abravanel Hall

OCT. 28 Jason Mraz, E Center

Nov. 21 Celine Dion, ES Arena

Nov. 22 Coldplay, ES Arena

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