Topic: Culture

Cultures Collide: Cities of Conviction at UMOCA

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has partnered with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and CULTURERUNNERS to present an exhibition of 19 different artists from …

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CATALYST writer attends her first EDM festival, Das Energi

This year was V2’s sixth annual Das Energi, Utah’s 2-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival at the Great Saltair. I am no stranger to music festivals in general, but as a repres …

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Damn These Heels Film Festival July 14-16

This weekend is the 14th annual “Damn These Heels” film festival, the longest running queer film fest in the western mountains, held right here in our own Salt Lake City. No matter …

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Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival 2017 in Monroe, UT

Photo by Skyler Greene, courtesy of Mystic Hot Springs The only thing that could possibly be better than soaking in hot springs bathtubs amidst redrocks, would be soaking in said h …

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Element 11 “Orpheum” Utah’s 2017 Regional Burning Man Event

Photo Courtesy of Element 11 Every summer, Element11, a completely volunteer-run organization, makes way for one thousand plus Utah and Burners from the region for a weekend in Sta …

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Samba Fogo’s origins collide & ignite in CHAMA, featuring Rosangela Silvestre and Mark Lamson April 27, 28, 29, 2017

Beneath the fire, glitter and bikinis, the Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance culture of the Orixa tradition holds deep spiritual significance.   The Candomblé Priestess toss …

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(in)Divisible

Our country feels more divided than ever before. People increasingly feel their voices are being ignored. It seems we’ve collectively lost the ability to listen. The playwrights of …

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French immersion preschool & kindergarten

Looking for a unique experience for your preschool- or kindergarten-aged child? Check out La Maison des Enfants–a French immersion program offered by the The University of Utah at …

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Sounds of Mali in Utah: Tinariwen and Vieux Fara Touré

Photo by Marie Planeille Two of Mali’s great musical forces are headed to Utah this spring: Grammy-award-winning Tuareg refugee rock and desert blues band Tinariwen and rock-reggae …

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Persian New Year

Celebrate and ancient rite of spring. Looking for a way to celebrate spring? You might give Norooz (also spelled Nowruz), the celebration of the Persian New Year, a try. An ancient …

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