Gay Agenda

Tony’s Gay Agenda

ANNUAL EVENTS

One of the highly anticipated and highest attended events of the season has finally arrived. Hundreds of homos clad in red flock to Lagoon for riding, rollicking and sometimes racy conduct. The event honors and shows respect for Utah’s best gay news/entertainment source: QSaltLake. (No, Michael didn’t pay me to say that … I’m just plainly that pliable to suggestion!) Also on the agenda this August are the Park City Arts (which actually starts July 31) and Fringe festivals, and an exposed Rose … I can’t be definite but I think it’s some kind of lesbian affair.

1Saturday — Park City Arts Festival

Main Street, Park City, through Sunday, hours vary. Weekend passes $5-10, parkcitykimball artsfestival.org

6Thursday — Great Salt Lake Fringe

Venues vary, Sugar House, through Aug. 9, hours vary. Admission $10 plus show tickets $5-70, greatsaltlakefringe.org

9Sunday — QSaltLake Lagoon Day

Lagoon Amusement Park, 375 Lagoon Dr., Farmington, 1pm-close. Discount coupons available at Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South.

29Saturday — The Rose Exposed: The Dreamers’ Project

Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 8pm. Tickets $15, arttix.org
BAR EVENTS

Damn I’m bummed I’m going to miss seeing Dennis McCracken in a speedo and arm floaties in a dunk tank … that’s one for the history books! On another note, keep an eye on Michael Aaron because if he has too much wine, he’ll want to be dunked in the buff, and his ding-a-ling doesn’t exactly react like a sea monkey when submerged in water, just sayin’. Now on the high note, this is a great fundraising event for the Salt Lake Men’s Choir so be sure to have plenty of cash on hand and debauchery on the mind. Enjoy a BBQ, music, bingo with the Mattresses of Mayhem and of course, dunking the cute choir boys.

23Sunday — Dunk Tank

Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South, 3pm. Bingo cards $5, clubtryangles.com
CONCERTS

The Utah Symphony is pulling out all the stops this month by hosting diva Kristin Chenoweth and the iconic Diana Krall, as well as celebrating the scores of Hollywood film greats such as Cinema Paradiso, Gone With the Wind and Out of Africa. Plus, openly gay artists whose voices make my butt hair stand on end take to Utah stages. Also, the beautiful and talented Kelly Clarkson comes to town. And, closing out the mix, is a more raucous and sweaty evening with KMFDM (an acronym, I understand, for Rose Nyland’s rainbow-sprinkled breakfast muffin called Kir Milkin Fluggen Dilfin Muffin … Dilfin, really?!!? That tramp.)

5Wednesday — Sam Smith

Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Dr., WVC, 8pm. Tickets $37-81.50, smithstix.com

7Friday — Hollywood Under the Stars with the Utah Symphony

Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. S., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $10-88, arttix.org

8Saturday — Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony

Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. S., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $44, arttix.org

8Saturday — Kelly Clarkson

USANA Amphitheatre, 5200 S. 6200 West, WVC, 7pm. Tickets $20-99.50, smithstix.com

14Friday — Diana Krall with the Utah Symphony

Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. S., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $44, arttix.org

16Sunday — Brandi Carlile

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Amphitheatre, 300 Wakara Way, UofU, 7pm. Tickets $34-49, redbuttegarden.org

18Tuesday — KMFDM

Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 8pm. Tickets $25, 24tix.com

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