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Utah Pride Seeks Performers

The 2009 Utah Pride Festival is seeking musicians and performers for its annual three-day festival. Applications can be downloaded at utahpridecenter.org and are due March 1.

Valentine Gay-la

Lesbian social and civic group sWerve and the Utah Pride Center are teaming up to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a Valentine Gay-la, complete with drinks, dinner and dancing at the Sheraton City Centre. The event will also include photographs and a raffle for several fabulous prizes, including a 50” plasma TV. Formal attire is requested.
When: Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: Sheraton City Centre (150 W 500 S)
Cost: $60 per person. Paper tickets will not be mailed, and attendees will check in at the event. Tickets can be purchased online or through mail at Valentine Gay-la, Utah Pride Center, 355 N 300 W 1st Floor, Salt Lake City UT 84013.
Info: swerveutah.com

Tardy Mardy Party

Supporters of the 2009 Utah Arts Festival will hold a fundraiser for the event next month at the Salt Lake Hardware Building. The fundraiser is the organization’s 6th annual Mardi Gras will include its 3rd annual Texas Hold’em Tournament. Food and soft drinks will be provided and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. No one under 21 will be admitted to the Texas Hold’em Tournament.
When: Feb. 28, 1 – 11;00 p.m. (Tournament lasts from 1-5:00 p.m. with the final table beginning at 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Salt Lake Hardware Building (105 N 400 W)
Cost: $40 donation ($55 at the door) $100 donation for Texas Hold’em Tournament.
Info: uaf.org

Tax Workshop

In plenty of time for tax season, the Utah Pride Center will present a workshop on taxation issues effecting Utahns, including such recent changes to Utah tax law as the elimination of several deductions from income and the new homeowner tax credit. H & R Block representatives will lead the free seminar.
When: Feb. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 W)

GLBT Marching Band

Community activist Dominique Storni is looking for people interested in forming a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender marching band to perform during the Utah Pride Parade. Storni is looking for musicians who have had some experience in marching band, music teachers familiar with typical marching band instruments (drums, horns, etc.), and donations of sheet music. For those who cannot play an instrument but who have interest in helping, Storni is also in need of a support crew.
Info: dominiquestorni@hotmail.com

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