The Seven Deadly Sins of Gay Men: 1) Black shoes/Brown belt; 2) Flip-phones; 3) Prince Alberts; 4) Garnier hair products; 5) Sex in socks; 6) Vaseline; and 7) Pet Seagulls. Damn, I’ve committed five of them, most recently number three! Two more to go and I’ll burn in hetero hell … isn’t that called the Celestial Kingdom?
21THURSDAY — 28-year-old singer-songwriter Howie Day has finally released a new album after six years — that time being spent mostly in handcuffs — and he comes to Salt Lake to promote it. Day may be a bit of a hothead, but he’s got a hot head … that dark, electroshock hairstyle, those pinchable cheeks and sapphire eyes. Oh lord, somebody Sound the Alarm, it’s hot in here!
8pm, The State Room, 638 S. State St. Tickets $20, 800-501-2885 or thestateroomslc.com.
22FRIDAY — I’m not all that familiar with the work of Eddie Sarfaty, but he’s buds with fellow funnyman Bob Smith, who is one of my favorite gay comedians, so he must be pretty damn good, right? Plus, he’s a sexy looking guy … some features, like his ears, are a bit primal, but sexy nonetheless — I probably shouldn’t have said that because he’ll probably think I’m picking on him and he don’t like that. Check out the comedy of Eddie Sarfaty, tonight!
9pm, Club Jam, 751 N. 300 West. Tickets $20, 800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com.
Multi-talented drag artiste Lady Bunny is a successful comedienne, singer, songwriter, emcee, actress and DJ … all accomplished in the most generous of wigs. She’s in Salt Lake tonight with a show full of bawdy humor, zany skits, Southern charm and X-rated pop song parodies. You’ll laugh you cotton tail off! OK, I’m a cheesecloth.
Time TBA, Gossip at Club Sound, 579 W. 200 South. Cover $3, call 801-671-1154 for VIP entrance.
23SATURDAY — It’s that time of month again to change your underwear Gene. Join Mr. Naté and Manhunt.com at this monthly bash. You don’t have to dance and drink and play pool and stand outside smoking in your skivvies at the Underwear Night, but Big Mama likes it more if you do … and we’re all here on earth to please Big Mama!
9pm, Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South. For more info, 801-364-3203.
24SUNDAY — The RCGSE along with Kam Ellinton, Koko Coture and Angela Dominguez present the 28th annual Mr., Miss and Ms. Gay Utah Pageant. The theme this year is A Night of High Fashion…Runway Under the Stars. For some silly reason, I feel I should go smoke a doobie on the hood of my Suzuki at the Salt Lake International Airport. Anyhoo, contestants may apply online at rcgse.org.
6pm, Keys on Main, 242 S. Main St. Cover $6, proceeds benefit the Court’s General Fund, rcgse.org.
26TUESDAY — Having Our Say is the oral history of the centenarian sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany. As the story unfolds, witness the rise of middle-income African Americans facing prejudice and discrimination in the South during and after slavery. It is about ordinary people who make extraordinary achievements — for more than 100 years.
7:30pm, through Feb. 6, Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State St. Tickets $8–24, 801-957-3322 or the-grand.org.
27WEDNESDAY — Have you played the board game Seven Deadly Sins? It’s a hoot! I once had to lick ketchup off a girl’s navel, it wasn’t too bad … I mean, ketchup’s salty so it wasn’t that far off the norm. Anyhoo, the segue being the art exhibition, Jamie Wyeth: Seven Deadly Sins, opens today. Inspired by openly gay artist Paul Cadmus’ series, Wyeth takes his own approach: In his work, the sins are acted out by seagulls. Hey, isn’t that our state bird? The blasphemy!
11am, through May 22, Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple. Free, 801-328-4201 or slartcenter.org.
29FRIDAY — Local singer-songwriter Andy Livingston is described as “a boy and a piano who records with a band; eclectic, piano-driven indie-rock with intimate lyrics, unique song-structures, inspired by the likes of Tori Amos, Enya and myriad other artists.” Join this sweet, humbled artist at his sophomore CD Release Concert tonight!
7pm, Club Jam, 751 N. 300 West. Suggested cover $5, andylivingstonmusic.com.
With hula hoops, volleyballs, balloons and ping pong balls, you just can’t help but feel like a kid again (or maybe even Ma from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents Circle Cycle, which literally revolves around anything round. The constant interplay of dance, narration, music, images and costume changes makes this an attention-grabbing performance which will not be easily forgotten by children and adults alike.
7pm, through Saturday, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Tickets $30, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
2TUESDAY — Broadway Across America presents a production of the Tony award-winning musical, Avenue Q, featuring puppets. It’s the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship and a “purpose” — and a warm hand up inside ’em!
Times vary, through Feb. 7, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Tickets $35–52.50, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
For youth ages 16-19, Spy Hop Productions is offering a free documentary arts program, Documenting Communities: Queer Filmmaking. Facilitated by the very talented and very sexy Frank Feldman (Vapid Lovelies), the three-month class focuses on nonfiction storytelling and trains LGBT teens on professional filmmaking, gear and techniques. Students must apply online at spyhop.org.
4–6pm, Tuesdays & Fridays, through Apr. 30, Spy Hop Productions, 511 W. 200 South. Free, contact Frank Feldman at 801-532-7500 for more info.
FEB. 23 Sarah Bettens, The State Room
MAR. 31 Brothers & Sister, SL Men’s Choir and Sister Dottie Dixon
MAR. 31 Michael Bublé, E Center
APR. 5 Muse, E Center
APR. 25 Ani DiFranco, Kingsbury Hall