Trisha McBride is a lady of endless energy. Her many talents include designing jewelry, clothing and costumes, choreographing and performing in a variety of dance styles, practicing and teaching yoga and even fronting experimental musical projects. This year at Craft Lake City, she will be performing with her belly dance troupe, Lunar Collective, as well as selling some home-crafted goodies at her booth.
The word “hacker” often connotes a lone, bespectacled computer villain sitting in a dark room, breaking code to alter the White House’s homepage or gain access to people’s personal account information on Amazon. For the people who actually do it, however, hacking is more about taking something that was made for one purpose and integrating it into your own creation to do something else. The Transistor and Make: SLC are part a community of people around the globe who see something cool and think, “Hey, I could make that!”
Come out to Urban Lounge on Saturday, Aug. 18 to catch the multi-faceted rock n’ roll of Daisy & The Moonshines and the upbeat folk punk of Folk Hogan. L’Anarchiste will kick off the $5 show at 10 p.m. for all you 21-plus music lovers.
When most people come down with a fever, the tendency is to seek refuge in the comfort of bed, load up on meds, and call in sick for a while. For musician Andrew Bird, a 102-degree temperature is no reason to cancel shows or take a break. In fact, despite being under the weather for most of 2009, Bird not only managed to stay committed to a relentless touring schedule of 165 shows, he also commissioned indie-filmmaker Xan Aranda to direct the aptly titled documentary, Fever Year.
The Brown Bag Concert Series is the Arts Council’s longest running and most consistent concert series, celebrating 35 summers of lunchtime entertainment. This year, the series starts in August and runs every weekday of the month from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.—the typical lunchtime for the average worker—in a variety of parks and plazas around downtown Salt Lake. The concert series is a chance for local art types to showcase their talent, whether it’s music, dance, theatre or poetry.
Beneath the Salt is an event designed to promote local art and provide a bit of group therapy for artsy Utahns who need a quick boost to their creativity and enthusiasm. The event consists of an intimate gathering of around ten local artists who will be displaying their work on both levels of Kokopelli’s Koffee. In addition to the artwork, attendees will be treated to live music, DJs and even a hula hooper or two. “It’s really more of an art party,” says organizer Jadey Crofts.