I’m writing this on a Sunday because we go to press a day early this issue thanks to the damn holiday. Anyone who knows me, even in the slightest way, knows I’m pretty much dysfunctional on Sundays … well, until it’s time for a little pre-bowling “go-go juice” (as David Venable likes to say — that guy is so gay!). Anyhoo, this agenda is a little limp-wristed on content because it’s Sunday, and I don’t do Sundays … well, until it’s time for a little “Love Shack” at gayoake. Tehehe! Have a great holiday season and see ya on the flipside!
23thursday — Local artist Derek Dyer’s series Glitter People is currently on exhibit, and he says of it: “In this series I paint the models in body paints and glitter and photograph them. The concept behind this series is to visually represent that we all have a light or sparkle inside of us. Some call it a soul or life force. As every individual is different so the Glitter People are different with varying colors and textures representing the unique beauty and energy that lies inside everyone.”
Hours vary, through Feb. 4, Sorenson Unity Center Gallery, 1383 S. 900 West. Free, 801-535-6533 or derekdyer.com.
25Saturday — In the 2009 Sundance Film Festival premiere, I Love You Phillip Morris, a con artist meets the man of his dreams while incarcerated at the state penitentiary. Once he’s released, his passion results in a series of improbable cons to bust his man from jail and build the perfect life together. The film stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor.
Opens today, Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South. Tickets $6–8.50, 801-746-0288 or saltlakefilmsociety.org.
Merry Christmas! May your day hold that great big package you’ve always wanted … his name is what again? or hold that sweet box of … oh lord, I can’t even finish the thought. Anyhoo, after or in lieu of family gatherings, join the hot, sexy straight bartender (who has the cutest little nipples ever) at the Try-Angles Xmas Party. Gene Naté will be serving a light buffet while DJ Boy Toy (yeah, right! tehehe) spins the funky carols.
2pm, Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South. For more info, call 801-364-3203 or visit clubtry-angles.com.
26sunday — “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” but this Holiday season you might just get what you need from The Egyptian Theatre with Satisfaction — A Rolling Stones Experience. This international touring tribute show is returning for two nights to rock out Park City. The show dedicated to rock ‘n’ roll band has been dubbed the greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.
8pm, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City. Tickets $25–35, 435-649-9371 or egyptiantheatrecompany.org.
29wednesday — Today through New Year’s Eve, during EVE, the days and nights will be filled with fine arts performances, live local music, dance parties, ski and snowboard action sports competitions, deejays, film screenings, laser shows, art installations, world music, activities for kids and pet lovers, interactive resolutions, story telling and a spectacular midnight fireworks show. Phew!
6–10pm, today & Thurs., 6pm–midnight Fri., downtown venues vary. Tickets $10 per day, eveslc.com.
31friday — Acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy (that’s hot!), Jewel, will usher in 2011 with a combination of country, pop and yodeling. My friends are taking me for my birthday — it’s supposed to be a surprise but I’ve put all their residences under surveillance because … well, I’m a paranoid schizo with mommie issues and Tourettes. They’re proud to be my friends, damn fuckin’ betches!
8pm, Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City. Tickets $25–150, 435-655-3114 or ecclescenter.org.
If you missed it at the 2010 Damn These Heels Film Festival, here’s another chance to see the really fucking (told you I have Tourettes) funny movie called Violet Tendencies. “The movie is the coming out story of a straight woman who is aided by her gay male friends,” said Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life), the hysterical star of the flick. The film was directed, and co-stars, Casper Andreas (Slutty Summer, A Four Letter Word).
Opens today, Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South. Tickets $6–8.50, 801-359-5158 or saltlakefilmsociety.org.
6thursday — Wasatch Theatre Company’s production Greater Tuna tells the story of Tuna, Texas, a small town that makes Provo, Utah look downright liberal. Two male actors play a multitude of characters from Tuna. The goal? To introduce you to the whole town of Tuna in less than two hours. You will be in stitches as the play pokes fun at small town USA and reminds us that what the world needs now is a little more understanding. Featuring the talents of Charles Lynn Frost, Utah’s own Sister Dottie S. Dixon.
8pm, Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $18, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
FEB 01 Plain White T’s, In The Venue
FEB 14 Sarah McLachlan, Kingsbury Hall
APR 16 Lily Tomlin, Kingsbury Hall
APR 20 David Sedaris, Kingsbury Hall