Having been beat out by that crazy lesbian Ellen DeGeneres as host of this year’s Academy Awards show, and the fact that Mark Wahlberg is not nominated this year, I have decided to RSVP my Evite from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to attend the awards ceremony. (Can you believe those cheapskates sending an Evite?) If you are as jilted as I am by that boyish talk-show host, here is a fabulous alternative. Go Jared Leto!
2sunday — The Utah AIDS Foundation’s Red Carpet Gala The Rail Events Center, 235 N. 500 West, 6pm. Tickets $120, utahaids.org. Black tie optional and festive attire encouraged.
I’ve worked there, I’ve danced there, I’ve howled karaoke there, I’ve slept there, I’ve wept there — therefore, I am focusing this month on some of the events at Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South. No disrespect to JAM, Paper Moon, and those dozens of name-withheld gay bars in Salt Lake. Thank you to David Willheitenmypainthreshold (or whatever your last name is) for sending me the info. Call 801-364-3203 for more event details.
2sunday — Oscar Night with the Matrons of Mayhem Black tie optional and drag attire encouraged.
7friday — Leather and Gear Night Leather attire sort of necessary.
15saturday — Green with Envy Underwear Night Underwear might be optional.
28friday — Final Friday Flash Back 70’s, 80’s & 90’s attire is rad, smokin’ and pumped.
The theatre world has long been considered a little gay, though not as outrageously gay as Johnny Weir during his commentating of the Sochi Olympic Winter figure skating events, and while fishing. This month highlights a gay favorite among musicals and two from gay-headed theatre companies — one that follows a tragic event that ultimately turns hatred into love, and the other telling individual stories of the realities of three Utah women’s lives.
6thursday — Women of Lockerbie Presented by Pygmalion Productions. Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm. Tickets $20, arttix.org. Performances run through March 22.
14friday — My Fair Lady Presented by Egyptian Theatre Company. Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $39-65, egyptiantheatrecompany.com. Performances run through March 30.
27thursday — 3 Presented by Plan-B Theatre Company. Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary. Tickets $20, arttix.org. Performances run through April 6.
While you desperately wait lip-bitten for Katy Perry with Tegan and Sara to perform Sept. 29 at Energy Solutions Arena, allow me to suggest checking out an adorable, soulful, up-and-coming artist who debuts the music of her first full-length album in a live concert tour. To learn more about her, see the interview in this issue of QSalt Lake.
28friday — Jillette Johnson Kilby Court, 741 S. 300 West, 7pm. Tickets $10, 24tix.com.
Two shows sure to please audiences this March are featured here. One involves puppet debauchery, and no it’s not Avenue Q … please, I’ve had more puppet debauchery using my left hand! Ummm, the other show involves aerial feats, acrobatics, and if you’re lucky, twerking.
9sunday — Puppet Up! Uncensored Presented by Jim Henson Company. Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $20-69, ecclescenter.org.
29saturday — Chess a Cirque Show Presented by Aeris Aerial. Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 2pm & 7:30pm. Tickets $18-20, arttix.org.