Catalyst Community Calendar

Portrait Drawing

April 18, 2015 - May 09, 2015, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Art Barn 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, USA

Work with a live model and demystify the process of depicting a realistic likeness. Through careful observation, we'll focus on the fundamental mechanics of blocking in the head and face, using essential techniques and concepts of the picture plane, measuring, proportion, line, positive and negative space, value, volume, basic anatomy, and composition. We'll work primarily in charcoal, as well as in pastel and pan pastel, launching on an adventure that for many is a lifetime pursuit.

To register or for more information, call 801-587-LIFE (5433) or visit

Utah Film Center Free Film Screenings: POINT AND SHOOT

April 28, 2015 7:00 pm

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Main City Library 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

Tuesday, April 28 | 7pm | City Library
Point And Shoot
Directed by Marshall Curry
83 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Point And Shoot follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a multi-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.

While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in—and filmed—the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s search for political revolution and personal transformation.

Chair Yoga for All Levels, taught by Kari Dineley

April 29, 2015 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Dave's Health & Nutrition 880 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, USA

Sponsored by the Wellness Center at Dave’ Pricing: Drop-in $12, Seniors drop-in $10, 5 classes $50, 10 classes $80.

Chair yoga for all levels, including seniors, people recovering from injuries, and people working through illnesses, including chronic and autoimmune. This class is a gentle, safe, and uses movement of breath and the whole body for lasting strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance and well-being. It draws upon the wisdom of ancient yoga philosophy as well as modern science. Come join us to relieve tension and enhance well-being.

Tarot & Divination Exchange Meet Up

April 29, 2015 - April 30, 2015, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Elemental Inspirations 2152 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

Come join us as we do a small topic of discussion on tarot, oracles & the divination arts & lifestyle.
After which we will open the floor to those who would like to participate to use there own tools and share, demonstrate, and read for others in the group. Lets bring our tools our knowledge and connect with those other around us.

Salt Lake City Parks and Birds

April 30, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Charles lee Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park 1726 E 900 S, Salt Lake City

Join HWI's Dave Oleyar and Artemis, the Western Screech-owl, at the Salt Lake City Lee Charles Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park. Get an up close look at a Screech-owl and learn a little about owl biology before taking a walk through the park to listen for, and hopefully spot, owls.

NKUT Adoption Weekend

May 01, 2015 - May 02, 2015, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Utah State Fair Park 155 South 10th West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA

You can help turn Utah into KNUT (No-kill Utah)

Hundreds of adorable animals are waiting to meet you! Free admission and parking. Adoption fees start at $25 for cats, $50 for dogs and include spay/neuter and vaccinations.
  • Friday noon-7p, Saturday 10a-6p,
  • Adopt a new best friend. Save one to help save them all.

May Day on Main in Park City

May 01, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Main Street Main Street, Park City, UT 84060, USA

May Day on Main in SLC

May 01, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Main Street Main Street, Park City, UT 84060, USA

Join the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), Downtown SLC Presents and the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on the evening of May 1, 2015 from 6 – 9 pm as Main Street comes alive for a night of flowers, art and community building.

Park at City Creek and pick up a map at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art to kick off the evening’s stroll featuring floral-themed exhibits at the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll’s Main Street locations and the Downtown Garden Stroll pop-up parks.

Enjoy refreshments at participating galleries and visit all five artist-created temporary parks created for the Downtown Garden Stroll, between South Temple and 200 South. In between sites, participants can enjoy a spectacle of inspiration as Main Street plays host to a plethora of creative activities including musical acts, plein air painting, demonstrations and surprise performances. Look to local businesses to get in on the fun with special deals for May Day on Main participants.


May 02, 2015 10:00 am

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Publik Coffee Roasters 975 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Join THREE of Salt Lake's favorite YOGA teachers: Alissa Kepas, Kacie Ballard and Liz Radcliffe. For a fabulous 'make you feel good!' 90 minute yoga class. Saturday May 2nd at 10:00 am. ALL proceeds will go to HAITI RISING

All ages and levels welcome (no previous yoga experience required) and extra mats will be provided!
So COME and feel good and do some good too!

Flying Wild

May 02, 2015 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Tracy Aviary 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

Looking for some professional development opportunities?This fun-filled, interactive educator training is ideal for classroom teachers, environmental educators, school administrators, after-school program staff, youth group/service organization leaders, or anyone who loves birds and wants to teach others about them. The Flying WILD program trains formal and non-formal educators to facilitate hands-on, standards-based activities that promote understanding of scientific concepts and engage students in environmental stewardship. Each activity has been created to help participants excel academically through real, scientific inquiry and learn the importance of birds and their conservation.

Archaeology & Preservation Open House

May 02, 2015 12:00 pm

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Salt Lake Community College, South City campus 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

Archaeology and Preservation Month Open House, at the Salt Lake Community College's South City Campus. In partnership with over a dozen federal and state agencies, local non-profits, and others the Utah Division of State History is hosting its annual "Open House" with family and adult-friendly events to inform and entertain visitors about Utah's unique history and archaeology.

May is "Utah Archaeology and Preservation Month" and this event is the kickoff, with partnered events in 16 counties during the month!! Activities at the event include making your own rock art, face painting, beaded necklace making, building blueprint activity, flintknapping and duck decoy making demonstrations,and many other family-friendly activities! First 50 kids will receive a junior archaeologist kit!

Contact Deb Miller for more information,

Soil Celebration for the International Permaculture Day

May 03, 2015 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch, UT Hells Backbone Road, Escalante, UT 84726, USA

Our Soil Celebration for the International Permaculture Day will feature:
  • Fungal based compost building hands-on workshop using local materials from the high desert including our own home grown mycelium
  • Compost Tea demonstration and socializing will feature a hands on workshop building a fungal based compost pile, brewing balanced compost tea and a presentation of how these magical elements have transformed our soil.
  • The workshop will be focused on ways to amend soil, increase adundance and grow organically. This hand on workshop will focus on compost and compost tea.

The actvities will include:
  • Hands on building fungal based compost using our homemade fungi: what materials to use, how to manage your piles, remediation techniques, and organizational strategies
  • Overview of compost tea brewer and how to build and maintain: Brewing a balanced compost tea using our own compost we created
  • Tour of the garden and the greeenhouses
  • Presentation by Will Lanford onpermaculture design and food production, the before and after effects of compost, what to expect and to expect the unexpected (learn by our successes and mistakes)
After the workshop we will be hosting a community potluck and will be asking folks to bring organic local foods to celebrate what the earth provides!

Email:, Tel: 435-335-7480, Website:, Facebook Event:

"Healing Anxiety" with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

May 03, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Main City Library 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

In our modern and busy world, stress, depression and anxiety have increasingly become a common problem for many of us. We have to confront them daily, and they tend to control our states of mind meanwhile we are wishing to experience inner peace and happiness. Meditation and the methods from Buddha’s teachings can help us identify the origins of our problems and finally get rid of them, finding inner stability, joy and happiness in our lives.
  • Kadampa Meditation Center California, 1492 Blake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031.
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Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert

May 03, 2015 7:00 pm

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All Saints Church 1700 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Join us for our Spring Concert, a celebration of the arrival of Spring, to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  This concert features Pomp and Circumstance No. 1, Selections from Beethoven Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 5, Selections from Don Giovanni featuring Marina Winkler - Vocalist, Rimsky Korsakov - Dubinushka, Selected Suites from Handel’s Water Music, Palladio, and possibly other great pieces. Don't miss it!

Rumi Poetry Club

May 05, 2015 7:00 pm

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Anderson-Foothill library 1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry for our life and community. Good poetry is meditation—nourishing our soul and mind. Rumi Poetry Club holds monthly meetings (usually the first day of month) for reciting and discussing Rumi’s poems and parables. Participants are welcome to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Backyard Birding with Bill Fenimore

May 05, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter 1258 Center Drive, Park City, UT 84098, USA

Join us to learn about attracting and identifying bird species in your backyard!  Bill Fenimore, local renowned birding expert, will be presenting.  There will be a short book signing reception after the presentation, so bring your copy of Backyard Birds of Utah (copies also available for purchase).

Wasatch Community Gardens- Volunteer Orientation

May 06, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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RawBeans Coffee House & Drive-thru 611 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Attend the Wasatch Community Gardens' Volunteer Orientation and learn about our deep-rooted history in Salt Lake's community. Learn how YOU can volunteer in our youth gardens while advancing your gardening knowledge, catch up with old friends while assisting at our special events, expand your professional resume by engaging in office work, donate your skills and talents to help out on special projects, or give back to your community while completing community service hours. To reserve your seat at this orientation, please email

Mountain West Arts Conference

May 07, 2015 7:15 am

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Utah Cultural Celebration Center 1355 West 3100 South West Valley City UT 84119

The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts.
  • Post-conference resources from the 2014 Mountain West Arts Conference

Always…Patsy Cline, May 7-23 @ The Grand Theatre

May 07, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Grand Theatre 1575 South State Street

Back by popular demand, “Always…Patsy Cline,” starring Erica Hansen and Toni Byrd, will close out the season at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre May 7-23.

Throughout the show Hansen and a live band will perform 27 of Patsy Cline’s songs as they are blended into the heartfelt, true story of a rare friendship between Patsy and a devoted fan. The original two-woman show was written and directed by Ted Swindley. Cline, who died in a 1963 plane crash at age 30, has been called one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th Century.

From May 7-23, there will be evening performances at 7:30PM, Thursday-Saturday, and at 2:00PM each Saturday. Tickets are $14-$20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 801-957-3322 or visit

Alexandria Crow - May 8-10

May 08, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mudita - Be Joy Yoga 1550 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA

Thrilled to have Alexandria Crow at Mudita! Workshop: May 8-10

Join us as Alex shares her personal experience of the transformative nature of yoga. Her approach to teaching stems from her belief that the practice is for everyone. She will guide us to feel successful in our practice, while encouraging us toward new potential. Alex's emphasis on paying attention allows her students to make good decisions based on the present moment and create true change and growth, not only on our mat but in our daily lives.

Although an integral and inspiring part of the practice, yoga philosophy is often misunderstood, and can seem a bit intimidating and foreign to new and seasoned practitioners alike. In this session, we will take time to explore the yogic texts and how they can be applied to modern life. We'll discuss how to incorporate these ideas into the asana practice in a way that is clear and accessible for all. One of the most incredible things about this practice is that it can co-exist with a multitude of beliefs, and can enrich the lives of its practitioners well beyond the physical practice.

Day of Zen with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei

May 09, 2015 7:00 am

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Two Arrows Zen at Artspace 230 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

  • $45 USD member, $60 non-member, full-day
  • $25 USD member, $35 non-member, half-day

Note: Days of Zen are included in the Two Arrows Zen Bodhisattva Circle level membership.

For beginners, A Day of Zen with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman is an opportunity to learn about meditation in a supportive atmosphere. For people familiar with the practice, a Day of Zen will provide an environment conducive to deepening that practice. Meditation practice sitting in a chair is entirely acceptable.

Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, Sensei, offers these day-long practice periods on Saturdays throughout the year. You may participate in a half-day session or for the full day. Those attending for a half day are encouraged to come for the morning session and to stay through lunch.

Participants will:

  • Engage in sitting and walking meditation.
  • Listen to a Dharma talk and receive meditation instruction.
  • Have the opportunity for an individual interview with the teacher (daisan).
  • Enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch we provide, with a vegetarian option.

Wasatch Community Gardens - 2015 Spring Plant Sale

May 09, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Rowland Hall 720 Guardsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA

Wasatch Community Gardens' 2015 Spring Plant Sale
The Ultimate Plant Sale Experience
Featuring Over 30,000 plants:
  • Over 60 varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes
  • Expanded selection of edible perennials and all organic herbs
  • Seed potatoes and onion sets
  • Replenish compost by the bag
  • Pop-up farmers market with your friends from the Downtown Farmers Market
  • Buy 10 4" herbs and get the 11th for free!
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Urban Bird Festival

May 09, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Tracy Aviary 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

Get ready to celebrate birds like never before! This all-day festival features tons of local vendors, a day packed with activities, food on-site, and opportunities to learn and explore the birds and environment around you. Admission is only $5 for everyone ages 3 and up!

With an Urban Market full of local vendors; an art gallery; a Learning Lawn for nonprofits, classes, and fun activities; and so many of Tracy Aviary's awe-inspiring and exciting tours, training's, bird encounters, games, and more, this is a festival you won't want to miss! We’re open late for extra fun to make this an exciting day for all ages.

Rites of Spring Psychic Faire

May 09, 2015 3:00 pm

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The Church of the Sacred Circle 3464 West 3800 South, West Valley City, UT 84119, USA

Enjoy the growing energies of Springtime and explore the mysteries of the unknown at The Church of the Sacred Circle's Rites of Spring Psychic Faire.

Join with our energetic healers, Reiki masters, mediums and readers for an afternoon of awareness and awakening! Bring your aura to be massaged and cleansed, bring your questions, bring your thirst for knowledge, bring your friends!

Our Rites of Spring Psychic Faire hosts everything from healers to vendors to mediums and card readers. Get a Tarot card or Oracle reading, get a birth chart done, and ask your guides what's up in your future!

Mama Africa Fashion Show

May 09, 2015 5:30 pm

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University Marriott The University of Utah, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA


Honoring the women of Africa Heritage in the State of Utah ,by promoting and supporiting the divesity throught the Fashion Show and Cutural Show featuring KAPY BASH MODE, a Top Designer from the Congo.

Miss Africa will be one of the Guest speaker share her amazing platfom.

Slience Aution will go on during the Event.

Live Entertainment with cultural group as BET , WATOTO WA AFRICA , and Contestants from Miss Africa 2015 from GKFolks Foundation.

A Beautiful African Gastronomic Buffet will be Style by Chef Brian la Perle displaying MAMA AFRICA delicious receipts.

Fashion Show Tickets: General - $60, VIP - $100

Dance Floor is open from 9 PM to 12 AM for $ 25 ( optinal )

Greet and Meet After Party with Miss africa Utah .


Shantala: Living Waters Kirtan Tour

May 09, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Full Circle Yoga and Therapy 1719 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA

About The Event:
Sacred chanting (kirtan) has its roots in the sacred music of ancient India. It is growing rapidly in popularity in the West along with the rise of yoga in American culture. Chanting events involve active audience participation and are open to people of all religious backgrounds. The music carries the audience through a journey of etheric beauty, ecstatic percussion, and singing with the devotion of the heart. It is a celebration of life, love, and the beauty of the human spirit.

About The Artists:
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation. The weaving of Benjy’s Indian classical singing and instrumentation with Heather’s soaring vocals is freshly original and profoundly moving. Together they create music with beauty, passion and reverence.

Tickets are $20 in advance online, $30 at the door. Purchase tickets online at:

JUANA GHANI's Gypsy Circus at the Viridian Center

May 09, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Viridian Center 8030 South 1825 West

Local Gypsy punk band Juana Ghani will perform at the Excellence in the Community Concert Series on Saturday, May 9th at the Viridian Center (8030 South 1825 West in West Jordan).

Juana Ghani shows are known for fabulously infectious music that is “a savage, unrestricted mix of tradition, overlaid with rocking dynamism, suffused with unstoppable gypsy lust and dark desire, with an added touch of punk attitude.” (Tim Carroll, FolkWords) Accompanied by the area’s most amazing belly dancers and performance artists, it is more than a concert; it is a show. And Juana Ghani is more than a band; they are a community.

Performing with Juana Ghani will be Tabla Arabia (Middle Eastern drums), Amina (belly dance, swords), Jenn Shamsa (belly dance), LaNae (belly dance), LeyLa & Paris (Bollywood), Chad Rockstar (stilts, fire), Heidi-Lyn Butterfly (stilts, fire, hoop), Miss Rio (fire, hoop), August (magic), Celeste McCulley (magic, balloons), Hope Banrion (aerial), Heather Garden (belly dance, fans) and Elias “Lefty” Caress (Ringmaster, magic, juggling).

The Viridian Center is located at 8030 South 1825 West in West Jordan, Utah. Admission is free for all ages.

NOVA Chamber Music Series Presents: Terry Tempest Williams @ NOVA

May 10, 2015 3:00 pm

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Libby Gardner Concert Hall 1375 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah 84112

Utah composer John Costa is featured on NOVA with two brand new works: Whiplash, written for violinist Hasse Borup, and a new song cycle, a musical setting of texts by celebrated Utah author Terry Tempest Williams, composed for the incomparable baritone Timothy Jones. Schoenberg’s antiwar Ode to Napoleon is programmed with dark and passionate songs from his early period.

Honors for Nursing

May 12, 2015 5:30 pm

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Little America Hotel 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Join us for this year's Honors for Nursing on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 as we celebrate and honor Utah's nurses. This one-of-a-kind event pays tribute to the nursing profession while also uniquely raising funds to support scholarships for current and future nursing students. Honors for Nursing brings nurses together from around the state of Utah to celebrate one another's accomplishments. It’s an annual event held each spring during National Nurses Week and is hosted by the University of Utah College of Nursing Alumni Association. Proceeds from the evening go to a scholarship fund for nursing students at the University of Utah's College of Nursing. In this way, Honors for Nursing uniquely supports present and future nurses in Utah.

To recognize a nurse and for more information, please visit

Deadline to submit a name for recognition is Friday, April 17, 2015.

Introduction to Cowboy Poetry

May 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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U of U - Continuing Education / ANNEX Rm TBA 1901 East South Campus Drive, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

Tuesdays, 5/12-6/16

An introduction to a time-honored literary and folk art of cowboys and the American West, this course will examine the tools and techniques that turn ordinary words into poetry. Poetic works by master cowboy poets, past and present, will be studied, and class members will have the opportunity to create and critique their own compositions. Recitation will also be addressed. While serious attention will be paid to the hows and whys of cowboy poetry, this course will be all about the enjoyment that comes from well-written and carefully crafted words. - See more at: