I spent Mother’s Day with my mother. ‘Get out!’ you’re probably saying, but it’s true. Anyhoo, she told me of some great “East Coast” dishes I’d like to share with you: peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, sliced bananas with sour cream and brown sugar, and pancakes with a brewed coffee-brown sugar syrup. Good heart health to you all.
14THURSDAY — Ballet West closes the season with their second annual program, Innovations. The evening features three original works by Ballet West dancers. Guest choreographers Ulysses Dove and Nicolo Fonte will also present pieces.
7:30pm, through May 23, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $45, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
15FRIDAY — Changedowndance and Sugar Space’s Artist in Residence Program present Bridging, a collaborative and interdisciplinary evening of dance, poetry and film. Bridging explores the nature of meeting and knowing self and country, and building community through four contemporary dance creations. Dance works are choreographed and directed by Chantal Downing, and the evening features poetry by Shaun DeNooyer and works by Heather Arnett and Brittany Anne Gadbury.
7:30pm, through Saturday, Sugar Space, 616 Wilmington Ave. Tickets $8–10 at the door, 888-300-7898 or thesugarspace.com.
It’s time to party like it’s May 5, 1862 — the day Ruby Ridge was conceived, and after a 100-year gestation period (or was it incubation?), was thrown into the world, nest-hair and all. Third Friday Bingo presents a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta. You could win hot sauce or mayonnaise, and for the distinguished palate you could even win … churros! Well, fill me full of liquor, swat at me with a wood stick until I pop my load and call me a piñata — they’re going all out on fabulous prizes!
7pm, First Baptist Church, 777 S 1300 E. $5 for first bingo card, 3rdfridaybingo.com.
This event is a bit outside my normal selection, but hey, it’s free and the ultra-hot Kirk Yuhnke “the tech junkie” from Fox 13 News is a presenter. Seriously, what more could you ask for? Anyhoo, Revolution or Revelation? looks at the science behind visual perception in marketing and advertising, and how does it feed into our desires and lifestyles. Well, my visual perception of Kirk ignites intense desires.
6:30–7:30pm, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 W. South Temple. Free, 801-328-4201 ext. 115 or slartcenter.org.
The Salt Lake City Arts Council presents the 24th annual Living Traditions Festival. It celebrates the diversity of community through the dance, music, foods and crafts of the many ethnic groups making up the Salt Lake Valley. It also features more than 50 performances by local and national artists including Lebanese and Andean music and dance, Russian choral music, Peruvian and Latin dance bands, and the physical artform of Brazilian capoeira.
Hours vary, through Sunday, Salt Lake City & County Bldg., corner of 200 East and 400 South. Free, 801-596-5000, slcgov.com/arts.
16SATURDAY — Utah Opera presents a production of the cherished love story Don Pasquale, about an elderly, wealthy and miserly bachelor who has no heir. He attempts to persuade his young nephew Ernesto to accept an arranged marriage, but when he refuses, Pasquale, in a fit of anger, disinherits Ernesto and decides to get married himself. And as with many great love stories, there’s fraud and bogus legal proceedings involved. Aaah … tender, ain’t it?
7:30pm, through May 24, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Tickets $15–72, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
19TUESDAY — Controversy follows this young artist like yeast infections to a two-bit whore, but she’s still a great artist. Lady Sovereign is the only white female artist in the primarily black British grime scene, a genre of urban music that includes garage, dancehall and hip hop. Check her out, but don’t get too close — she might spit or throw a drink on you.
9pm, In the Venue at Club Sound, 219 S. 600 West. Tickets $17.50/adv–$20/day of show, 801-467-8499 or smithstix.com.
22FRIDAY — Jane Austen’s classic tale of love and matrimony amongst the British social elite comes to life in Spotlight Production’s theatrical presentation of Pride and Prejudice. The Bennet family is desperate to find suitable husbands for their five daughters and the arrival of a rich, young bachelor and his friend appears to provide a perfect opportunity. Basically, it’s a volatile story of opposites attract.
7:30pm, through June 1, Sorensen Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West. Tickets $6–9, 801-458-8976 or tsorensenunitycenter.com.
The Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire invites you to Coronation XXXVI: Imerial Dynasties Throughout History. Over Mermorial Day weekend, they will be hosting many events including the PR Ball, Empress Tea Party, Victory Brunch and of course, Coronation itself. Who will be crowned Emperor and Empress? It should be a hoot as in past years, and also, I’m certain their crown won’t influence a stupid and misanthropic mentality.
Hours and locations vary. Visit rcgse.org for complete information.
23SATURDAY — If you like to groove, baby, then check out this CD release party, Global Groove Tour. The CD, Global Groove: Dance features the music of DJ Escape, which includes nine exclusive remixes, two premieres and eight songs currently appearing on the Billboard charts. Guests will receive a gift bag and a chance to win a copy of the CD.
Time TBA, Club Try-Angles, a private club for members, 251 W. 900 South. Free to members, 801-364-3203 or clubtry-angles.com.
25MONDAY — Her nickname is “Moanin’” Michelle Malone … Now lesbians, she’s not nicknamed so for the reason you may be hoping, but is so for this openly lesbian singer/songwriter’s magnificent vocals. She’s a rock/blues artists with a sandy voice that turns to glass, and she looks pretty hot in a pair of torn jeans, too!!
9pm, Urban Lounge, a private club for members, 241 S. 500 East. Tickets $10, 801-467-8499 or smithstix.com.
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