It’s All About U
When I e-mailed my softball players about attending the end-of-season banquet, Matty (my self-proclaimed star player) replied, ‘i will be attending as long as the paparazzi leaves me alone. if that cannot be guaranteed i cannot attend.’ I’m happy to know that his head has finally swelled enough to fit those big teeth of his. Tehehe! J/k Matty … I love you, you sexy bastard!
1THURSDAY — Choreographers, composers, writers and visual artists come together to explore issues facing the West as well as our global society in Repertory Dance Company’s Elements. Choreographers Ze’eva Cohen, Paul Sanasardo, Eric Handman, Mary Frances Lloyd and Zvi Gotheiner will define our planet’s fundamental essences, the four essential elements to motivate our restorative adaptation for clean energy, clean air, clean water and a clean, healthy earth.
8pm, through Saturday, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $30, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
Presented by students of the UofU’s Ballet and Modern Dance Department, the Performing Dance Company’s Fall Concert will feature an encore performance of Ziji, a breath-taking and vibrant work created by internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Edgar Zendéja, in collaboration with Emmy and Grammy award-winning composer Patrick Williams. Also included will be works by distinguished faculty members Abby Fiat, Pam Geber, and others.
7:30pm, through Oct. 10, Marriott Center for Dance, 330 S. 1500 East, UofU. Tickets $7–10, 801-581-7327.
2FRIDAY — It’s been less than a year since Sister Dottie first took the stage sharing fabulous stories of her Mormon heritage, her gay son and cooking. Now she returns to the stage with a “more universal” performance of The Passion of Sister Dottie S. Dixon: Second Helpings for those poor saps who can’t fathom … or swallow Mormonism.
7:30pm, through Oct. 25, Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $20, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
It’s been just about a year since pop sensation Colbie Caillat took the stage in Salt Lake City. She returns for yet another fantastic evening featuring, I’m sure, such hits as “Bubbly,” “Realize” and “The Little Things.” The performance also features bad-boy, indie pop artist Howie Day. Just don’t try to get a photo of him on your phone — it can turn ugly.
7pm, In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West. Tickets $25, 801-467-8499 or smithstix.com.
3SATURDAY — Kicking of the UofU’s Pride Week is the Intercollegiate Pride Dance, sponsored by the Queer Student Union and LGBT Resource Center. The theme is “20th Century Decades,” so costumes are encouraged: Flappers, Go-Go dancers, hippies, punks, serial killers, Ronald Reagan, Milli Vanilli, Devo, Lucille Ball, cortisans, junkies, preppies, etc.
8–11pm, Union Saltair Room, 200 S. Central Campus Dr., UofU. For more info call 801-587-7973 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Salt Lake Men’s Choir opens the season with a “two-octave tour de force.” In the program He Sang, She Sang, the choir shares the stage with The Mountain Jubilee Chorus (a predominately LDS-women’s chorus … hmmm!) Anyhoo, the evening will be filled with an eclectic mix of music, from Brahms to Broadway to gospel. This is a rare ocassion and not one to miss!
2pm & 7:30pm, Libby Gardner Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU. Tickets $15, 801-581-7100 or kingtix.com.
5MONDAY — Hale Centre Theatre presents a production of the Tony award-nominated musical Curtains. This regional premiere has been dubbed “musical comedy heaven.” A 1959 Boston police detective who cares as much for musical theater as justice (hmmm!) investigates the murder of an untalented stage actress. Will he find the killer? Will he save the show? Will love prevail? These questions will be answered when the curtains open.
7:30pm, through Nov. 21, Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. Tickets $15–26, 801-984-9000 or halecentretheatre.org.
6TUESDAY — The last time I saw the “hottest show on legs” was in 2005, and let me tell you, it was a testosterone-rich, stamina-rearing, pulsating blast of eye-candy entertainment. Tap Dogs features chiseled, sweaty guys tap dancing their hot little buns off on a manly steel-constructed stage. My heart was a-patter the entire time … and well, other areas were buzzing as well, if you get my drift.
7:30pm, through Wednesday, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU. Tickets $24.50–42.50, 801-581-7100 or kingtix.com.
9FRIDAY — Also staged at Kingsbury Hall is The Laramie Project — Epilogue, which investigates the long-term cultural impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder and the collective memory of the community a decade later. This staged reading of Moisés Kaufman’s newest work will forever change your perspectives on love, bias and acceptance. Directed by Jerry Rapier of Plan-B Theatre Company.
7:30pm, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU. Tickets $10–29.50, 801-581-7100 or kingtix.com.
10SATURDAY — It may be worth the quick jaunt to Orem, Utah to see Snow Patrol and The Plain White T’s. The Irish/Scottish quintet, Snow Patrol, is an alternative rock/power pop band that’s garnered such hits as “Chasing Cars,” “Run” and “You’re All I Have.” Then there’s the ultra-popular pop rock/punk quintet The Plain White T’s, which will likely rock the house with “Hey There Delilah,” “1,2,3,4” and “Hate.”
7:30pm, McKay Events Center, 800 W. University Pkwy, Orem. Tickets $25/30 adv–28/32 day of, 801-467-8499 or smithstix.com.
So there’s been quite a bit of fetish-themed events this year like the Utah Rebellion and Whip Lash. And now, returning after a short time of “submission,” is the Blue Alley Fair. This two-day event is full of leather, levi, rubber and more, and features vendors, food and beer. Don’t miss the Blue Alley Party tonignt and the fair on Sunday afternoon.
Party 9pm tonight & Fair 11am–4pm Sunday, Club Jam, 751 N. 300 West. For more info, jamslc.com.
14WEDNESDAY — Whether you’ve seen Odyssey Dance Company’s Thriller each year for the past 12 years or you’ve only been once, there is absolutely nothing you will see that you’ve already seen in entirely the same way. Once again this “Halloween Spectacular” will showcase returning numbers such as ‘Curse of the Mummy,’ ‘Children of the Corn,’ ‘Jason Jam’ and ‘Lost Boys.’ Plus, I have a feeling there may be a special tribute to Michael Jackson, but don’t hold me to it.
7:30pm, through Oct. 31, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU. Tickets $20–40, 801-581-7100 or kingtix.com.
OCT. 24 David Sedaris, Capitol Theatre
NOV. 3 Five for Fighting, State Room
NOV. 20 Elton John & Billy Joel, ESA
NOV. 21 Kathy Griffin, Abravanel Hall