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'MALL' Pop-Up Art + Retail Experience Nov. 28–30 Dec. 05–07

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Pop-up shops will explore new formats in graphic design, fashion, music, publishing, and food. Featured collaborators include JugarV. ProjectNumber 047D8, and more. Shop at Mall on Nov. 282930 and Dec. 567 at 737 S. 400 W. Salt Lake City, UT 84101.


Allowed To Alcohol

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Annual Prohibition Repeal Day
at The Bourbon House

9PM to 1AM on Friday, December 5th

Join us for the 5th Annual Repeal Day Party, finally falling on a weekend night, it's sure to be the best one yet! The newly remodeled Bourbon House will once again transform into SLC's finest speakeasy. "Get a wiggle on" and commemorate your right to celebrate with casino style gaming, prohibition inspired entertainment, burlesque dancers and prizes! Plan to wear your best 1920's inspired attire and watch for more information including a password to be revealed on the FB event page.

You don't want to miss the 5th Annual Repeal Day at Bourbon House. It'll be a gas!


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KRCL's 5th Annual Polar Jubilee: 1979 Space Odyssey: Rockin' the Universe for 35 Years is Friday, November 21, 7-11pm, in a storefront on the West side of Trolley Square.

Join us for an evening of space-age music, a silent auction, dancing, great food and beverages and lots of fun. All ages and everyone welcome - come dressed as a space alien, a character from outer space, or just wear your favorite KRCL t-shirt! Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 day of the event. Secure yours today. Tickets here >

Electronic Producers From Utah You Should Hear

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Been picking up on these new electronic music producers coming out of deep Provo and the new n' improved SLC this week. So much awesome pent-up musical weirdness, WTF? Cool!

From left to right: Mooninite, OK IKUMI, (both on Hel Audio) and Robot Vitamins, my Salt Lake buddy Chris Manfre who's also a sickeningly good 3D designer.

More Provo:

Light As Air

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Who wants clean air in Utah? I know I do! Support Light As Air with Lands Salons on Sunday Nov. 2nd at The Rose Wagner Theater. More info at: www.landissalon.com/lightasair

A celebration for Utahan's who love Utah. Each year we hope to bring together creative and passionate individuals to raise awareness and vibration and raise funds for a cause or program in Utah. This year, we have chosen to gather to raise awareness about air quality in Utah. We invite people to come enjoy an evening of entertainment of dancers from around the state, including Ballet West, Ririe Woodbury, Odyssey, Park City Dance Academy, Underground Dance Crew, Transfusion Hype, Millennium Dance Center, Now International Dance, and other dancers, to bring a creative mindset to the solution for the poor air quality that plaques the beautiful valley. Together, with our sponsors, we hope to raise money and awareness for Western Resource Advocates, a non-profit that has a team dedicated to protecting and improving the air quality in Utah. There are only 500 seats and we expect to oversell this event. So purchase your tickets online today >

Lonesome Lightbox Boys

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From the Salt Lake City Library:

The Lonesome Lightbox Boys

Animated sequences and related works by Ryan Perkins and Max Kelly 
Reception: Sat, Nov 1, 4—5:30pm


THE LONESOME LIGHTBOX BOYS is a collection of animated sequences and related works employing various narrative forms—fractured, non-linear, impressionistic, or otherwise skewed—to navigate a range of themes that resonate with us as artists. Plumbing the profound influences of culture, geography, and the ephemera of our youth, we have cobbled together this celebration of adventure, exploration, and the utterly absurd for your entertainment.

To that end, the collection is a fevered exaltation of our personal deities and demons—the buxom comic book vixen, newsprint funnies, pulp fiction idols, campfire stories to freeze the blood, enigmatic mustaches, Saturday morning cartoons, box top prizes, mad scientists, the virtues of a pocket knife, life on distant planets, the spontaneous, ecstatic chaos of play, and not least of all, the humbling, timeless expanse and beautiful intricacies of a natural world eternally indifferent to human caprice.

Much of the work contained within this show explores the narrative space that exists between words—where sequence and form are left to shoulder the burden of meaning. The communication of themes, emotion, action, and consequence must therefore be adequately expressed by the performance of characters and settings. The animation featured in this exhibit represents the culmination of that effort. We, THE LONESOME LIGHTBOX BOYS, hope you enjoy the show.

See more at: http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/view/3475/

“Live, Work, and Create” space breaks ground at UofU

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The impressive Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute which broke ground at The University of Utah got some love at ArchDaily this week. A collaboration between EDA ArchitectsYazdani Studio of Cannon Design, and Arup, "Slated as a space to live, work, and create, the building supports the mission to make the Lassonde Institute an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers.” The Studios will open for students in fall of 2016." – Archdaily


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Don't miss the fourth annual Salt Lake Design Week coming up on Oct 13–18. There are lots of cool things to learn and ways to interact with the local design community! From Sldesignweek.org


The purpose of Design Week is to raise the public awareness of the impact that all design—graphic, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, etc.—has in Utah. Design Week brings together a diverse community of design professionals as well as local businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and more. The goal of helping local designers interact, collaborate, educated and inspire each other in order to build a stronger creative community.

Design Week is hosted by the Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, in partnership with AAF, AIA, ASID, ISDA, IIDA, IxDA, SEGD, Utah Center for Architecture, Utah Film Center and other design groups, museums, businesses and schools.

Visit www.sldesignweek.org for information and event schedule.


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I'm happy to be a part of Fashion Remix 2014 again this Thursday October 16th , 2014 @ The Rail Event Center. It's a cool runway show that mixes unconventional interior/architectural design materials for a good cause. Get tickets here >

From Fashion Remix SLC: One of Salt Lake City’s most anticipated events of the year is hitting the runway on Thursday October 16th, at the Rail Event Center. 20 Interior/Architectural Design Firms and Students will be paired with vendors to create a one of a kind ensemble, then compete for awards in an exciting runway show in front of a packed venue. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to support our local design community. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets here: http://fashionremix2014.brownpapertickets.com/

Learn more about the disease here. Our contribution will support the ongoing search in finding a cure and achieving pathbreaking progress every day. We also support IIDA-Intermountain Chapter & ideal.

The (New) Barber Shop at Zuriick

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The Barber Shop has re-opened in the back of Zuriick's even newer space on 865 East 900 South in SLC over the weekend. Schedule a cut by any of their brilliant barbers, Kit Stiefel, Logan Bradshaw or Trever Hadley. They do great work.


PH: 801-834-7284
Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

Farm To Glass Cocktail Contest/Party this Sunday Oct. 5

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I DJ'd this event last year and it was super fun. Something fun to do this coming Sunday. Get your tickets before it sells out here.

From Salt Lake Magazine:  During the month of September 17 mixologists will compete for best original cocktail based on seasonal ingredients from the Downtown Farmers Market and other local farms. All handcrafted cocktails will contain at least 2 ingredients from participating farms.Your job: stop by each bar, drink, and vote. All voting will be online and by phone.

Cocktail Contest Awards Party | Sunday October 5th, 2014

Alamexo | Bar X | Bodega | BTG Wine Bar | Caffé Niche | Copper Common |Copper Onion | Faustina | Finca/Pago  Gibson Lounge-Grand America | Pallet |Rye |Takashi | Taqueria 27 | Tin Angel | Wild Grape Bistro | Zest

The Recipes: http://saltlakemagazine.com/2014-farm-to-glass-cocktail-recipes/

Wilkerson Farm, Asians and Heirlooms, Blue Spring Farm,
Farmer DaveZoe’s Natural Gardens, Tagge’s Famous Fruit,
Chads Produce, Riley’s Farm Fresh, Mololo Gardens, Clifford Farms

6-10pm | Ice House | 430 West 300 N SLC

Buy Tickets Here

Introducing Provisions, an American Craft Kitchen

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Get an eyeful of the new, bright and bushy tailed Provisions Restaurant in East Millcreek which is housed in the former Lugäno space on 3364 S 2300 E. Still in transformation but looking great at the preview dinner we attended this past Tuesday.

I was happy to assist chef/owner Tyler Stokes with the branding, menu and web design of Provisions which took cues from the interior touches designer Rachel Hodson brought to the project ...like, that amazing wallpaper. The punch of modern coral orange is kept at bay by classic, clean white moulding and a slick grey cement floor throughout. Orange continues into the kitchen, cladding the wood-fired oven in a warm inviting glow.

Stokes was associated with two restaurants prior in Sun Valley, Idaho, (Owner of Dashi and Executive Chef of Globus which was featured on Rachel Ray) opened Provisions to highlight "regional, organic and sustainable ingredients... using new and old world technique’s to create exciting flavor profiles, textures and visual enjoyment." What's also inspiring is that he'll be serving house made pasta, wood fire pizzas, seafood, local meats and vegetables from the same kitchen he worked in as a teenager growing up in nearby Park City. An impressive third act from a young and talented chef.

More information and reservations can be found at www.slcprovisions.com.


3364 S 2300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
T. 801-410-4046

Food Too Beautiful To Eat at Rose Estb.

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rose establishment salad coffee avocado peaches toast

What's awesome about The Rose Establishment, apart from their talent for coffee (now available in nitro form) and tea is their near perfect seasonal menus. Deceptively simple food that's so frikken' good it's occasionally becoming an issue getting a cup of their 'Utah corn soup' or that last sea salted chocolate chunk cookie before lunch has even started. Not to fear though, everything The Rose offers is worthy of your tastebuds. I feel like the avocado toast craze caught on here first (in Utah) and is understandably every hipster/foodie/farmers-market-goers trusty standby. But it's the heirloom carrot salad that has been my go-to this summer. Shown above with the daily special in-house canned peaches and goat cheese toast, all as delicious as it looks. Visit early and often. www.theroseestb.com

235 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 801.990.6270


Fly Moon Royalty

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I've been looking for a reason to step inside the Shred Shed on Exchange Place and Seattle bred duo Fly Moon Royalty sounds like a really good one! Fly Moon's Adra Boo and Action J will be coming through on Thursday, 25th of September with their eclectic, electro soul show which has hints of Gnarles Barkley, Sharon Jones, Janele Monae, J. Dilla and Stevie Wonder. Interested? Give 'em a listen on Spotify or at flymoonroyalty.com and then show them some SLC love! Tickets availalbe now.

Black Book Magazine Exclusive: Unlikely Twosome Fly Moon Royalty Release “Rx”

Official Bio:
Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle’s Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based duo is a perfectly fitting contradiction. 

Comprised of soulful vocalist, Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action J, the two-piece are set to release their forthcoming EP, Unfinished Business, this coming February 18, 2014. Idling comfortably between the party ready glam of The Gossip, with the funk aesthetics of Gnarls Barkley, the EP is a progressive step forward for the band, and follows the release of 2012’s Dimensions EP and their stunning, self- titled debut LP in 2011. 

Their self-titled release cemented Fly Moon Royalty as certified up and comers within the local Seattle music scene, with Seattle Magazine naming the enigmatic duo as one of the city’s Best New Bands, while City Arts voted them as best the city’s Best Local Band in 2012, following an Honorable Mention in the same category a year earlier. With a No. 5 debut on KEXP’s r&b charts, the band have since gone onto support the likes of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Macklemore, Slum Village, Robert Glasper, Nneka and Allen Stone.

While their backgrounds couldn’t be more different, the musical partnership of Fly Moon Royalty came about naturally. Often likened sonically to Janelle Monae, vocalist AdraBoo’s roots are planted firmly in musical theater. “I started to step out and sing in highschool - I got into theater, and whenever there was a musical, I was in! I learned the ins and outs of the stage, and went on to attend a theater training program, and then, through friends in the club scene, I started hosting.” Enter second half of the duo, Action J - a Grand Rapids, MI local and newcomer to Seattle, the all-round MC/DJ/producer threw himself into DJing straight after high school. “Ultimately, I just wanted to make beats. I had no mentors or anyone at all that could teach me, so I bought myself an MPC 2000 and taught myself how to sample. It wasn't until I was taking a music program at the community college that I discovered my love for the piano. Before that moment I didn't even know what Middle C was on a piano.”

Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as J.Dilla and Bjork, to Stevie Wonder and Betty Davis, the duo quickly caught the attention of DeVon Manier, President of Seattle based indie Hip Hop label Sportn’ Life Music Group. Together, the two entities partnered to re-release the debut album as a joint effort, and currently have an ongoing management relationship with the band. 

Behind the funk heavy basslines of opening track, “Piece of Me,” Adra explains that there’s more to the duo than meets the eye. “It’s the story of wanting to be seen and understood to the core, not just visually on the surface,” a perfect pretense to the following tracks, that flow to the Daft Punk-esque sounds of the electronically driven harmonies of, “DNA,” and the hip hop aesthetics of “Step Hard.” A flagrant not to the duos eccentric influence, Unfinished Business showcase Fly Moon Royalty’s strength in their familiar, yet in no way traditional approach to music.

Sounds They Like:
J.Dilla, Janele Monae, Bjork, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings