CORRECTION: In the April 2 issue I accidentally used the wrong ‘courtesy title’ in reference to a sweettart … um, sweetheart. I referred to her as Miss Ross instead of Ms. Ross, which is apparently the correct title, but in reality it should be Mz. Ross, as is “courteous” for all geriatric fly girls. Anyhoo Ms. Ross, I do apologize for the faux pas, would you like my fashionable fake-fur hoodie as a peace offering?
16THURSDAY — Rounding out the UofU LGBT Resource Center’s Ally Awareness Week are the Ally Social — 3–5pm today at the UofU Union Building — and the Queer Student Union’s Silence Is A Drag Show on the ‘Day of Silence,’ doors open at 6pm, Club Sound, a private club for members, located at 579 W 200 South.
For full schedule of events, visit sa.utah.edu/lgbt.
The gay Salt Lake nightlife continues to expand with Crush Girl Club, a weekly Thursday night woo-hoo for all the sexy lesbians in our fair city. Tonight, don’t miss out on I Candy & Lady Lick Mix — need I say more? Lap it up girls!
9pm, Bliss Nightlife, a private club for members, 404 S. West Temple. For more info, visit myspace.com/crushgirlclub or 801-897-8898.
17FRIDAY — The Salt City Kings — those fabulous, hot drag guys — are closing out the season with their annual Fight Out the Night. The evening’s performances are “powerful, inspirational.” The night is about encouraging victimized people to be survivors. Proceeds benefit the Rape Recovery Center.
9pm, Paper Moon, a private club for members, 3737 S. State St. Tickets $6, 801-713-0678 or myspace.com/saltcitykings.
Encaustic painting is a process which involves heating beeswax to a molten state, and then adding pigment and damar resin. The resulting paint is then applied to a surface in layers which are fused together with a heat gun or torch. Check out the works of three of the leading encaustic artists: Chris Reilly, Michelle Haglund, and Will Pope — the experience will make you all sticky!
6–9pm opening reception, exhibit runs 3-4 weeks, Meyer Gallery, 350 S. 200 East, Ste 100. Free, for gallery hours and additional info, 801-363-0993 or meyergallery.com.
18SATURDAY — Well, Chippy says happy anniversary to Jesse, you poor bastard, and to Gene, the Spelling Bee champ. In honor of their 11 years together, Gene and Jesse are fusing Underwear Night and ’80s Night at Try-Angles. Hey Ms. Ross, I’ll be in fake-fur briefs just for you!
9pm, Club Try-Angles, a private club for members, 251 W 900 South. Free to members, 801-364-3203 or clubtry-angles.com.
Trans model/entertainer Amanda Lepore brings her Nadya Suleman-lips, her Dolly Parton-breasts, her Christina Aguilera-hair and her hilarious offbeat personality to the Salt Lake City nightlife. She’s got more unusual skills than MacGyver … you don’t want to miss it.
10pm, Babylon at Bliss, a private club for members, 404 S. West Temple. For more info, call 801-860-1083 or visit myspace.com/therealbabylon.
It’s that time of year again for the younger generation of GLBTs to get dolled up in that fabulous gown from Modest by Design or that retro blue tuxedo and dickey. Damn, how I miss proms. Anyhoo, Queer Prom 2009: So Excited will be an “exciting” night for gay and gay-friendly youth, ages 14-20.
8pm–midnight, City Library, 210 E. 400 South. Tickets $5/advance–$10/door, 801-539-8800 ext. 22 or utahpridecenter.org.
19SUNDAY — The new Pride Community Softball League season has nearly doubled in the number of teams from last year — I guess this league has made a reputation for itself, due in majority part to Team QSaltLake because of our fabulosity. Anyhoo, come support your favorite team this summer. Oh, and QSaltLake’s cheerleaders, The Pussy Posse, are recruiting; so if you can spread your legs, come be part of the fun.
9am–6pm, Sundays through end of August, Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 West. Free, prideleague.com.
22WEDNESDAY — Environmental activism really began with the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, and precipitated an unexpected and galvanizing effect on the national psyche. Told through the eyes of nine divergent witnesses, including Stewart Udall, Paul Ehrlich, Pete McCloskey and Rusty Schweickart, the film Earth Days is a visually stunning chronicle of watershed events and consciousness-changing realizations that prompted a new awareness.
7pm, Tower Theater, 876 E. 900 South. Free, 801-746-7000 or slcfilmcenter.org.
23THURSDAY — Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s 45th season ends with Surfaces, three works by compelling contemporary choreographers: A new commission by award-winning New York choreographer Susan Marshall; Doug Varone’s musical and witty 1994 work “Strict Love,” which shows a world from which certainty and uncompromised strength have vanished; Wayne McGregor’s physically engaging “Series I,” which pushes one’s perception of space in surprising and imaginative ways.
7:30pm, through Saturday, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $15–30, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
24FRIDAY — This tour debuted late 2008. Three twentysomething gay singer/songwriters took the East Coast by storm. Stewart Lewis, Jake Walden and Tom Goss are similar enough in style and original enough in sound to make the Rock the Folk Out Tour a fabulous evening of indie/folk/rock/pop music from three sensational and good-looking artists.
6–9pm, Utah Pride Center, 361 N. 300 West. Tickets $10, 801-539-8800.
Dubbed a “queer cabaret fantasy,” the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center’s Gaybutante Ball is a ball for “magnificent creatures.” It’s a semi-formal costume affair … that sounds fun. Pibs Exchange and Farina’s Costumes are offering 20 percent discounts for those attending the ball. The Slippery Kittens Burlesque perform. Be your magnificent self in a costume!
8–11pm, Gallivan Center Auditorium, 239 S. Main Street. Donations $5, visit the Facebook page for more info.
25SATURDAY — sWerve calls it “the lesbian social event of the year;” Tie One On is your chance to be debonair. Ladies … lots of ladies … all in ties. Butches, femmes, lady dykes, lezzies — come one come all, but most importantly, tie one on. The evening includes speed dating, dancing with DJ Tidy and prizes for the best tie.
6pm, Club Jam, 751 N. 300 West. Tickets $10 at door, 801-539-8800 or utahpridecenter.org.
JUN. 20 B-52s, Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover
JUL. 13 Joan Baez, Ed Kenley Amphitheatre
AUG. 25 Depeche Mode, E Center
SEP. 01 Dave Matthews Band, USANA
NOV. 20 Elton John & Billy Joel, ESA