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Cooking Japanese Steakhouse Style

Viking Cooking Classes, Japanese Steakhouse Style Cooking, Sugar House, Utah, Salt Lake CityOnce you know the “secret” ingredients and understand the cooking methods used by Japanese steakhouses, you’ll be able to re-create the atmosphere of a high-energy Japanese steakhouse right in your own home. Along with dazzling side dishes, we’ll provide the recipes for succulent steak and shrimp that are so good, your guests won’t even mind if you don’t slice, dice and flip them onto their plates.

SKILLS and TECHNIQUES Working with authentic Japanese ingredients; cooking traditional teppanyaki (hibachi-style) dishes in your own home; peeling, deveining and cooking shrimp; making salad dressing; flambéing; searing and testing meat for doneness; making sauces; stir-frying/wok-cooking.

  • Steakhouse Salad with Creamy Ginger Dressing
  • Teppanyaki Shrimp Flambé with Yoshi’s Special Sauce
  • Hibachi Steak with Fresh Vegetables and Mustard Sauce
  • Japanese Fried Rice
  • Sample Recipes: Edamame; Tangerine Sorbet
  • A Mysterious Occurrence Dinner Date

    On Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m., BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) will host a dinner for couples who come to help solve a mystery.

    Help Solve A Mystery, Dinner Date Night, Museum of People and Cultures, BYU, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah County, LDSEach semester, the MPC hosts a Mystery Dinner date night where play out character personalities and work to discover who stole a valuable artifact from the Museum. Identity profiles are assigned to each individual when they purchase tickets and include a brief history of their character along with costume suggestions.

    “It’s really fun to see what participants do with their character,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the Museum. “Each session is different because of the people that come—the variety makes it a lot of fun.”

    “The Disappearance of the Parrot Jar” will begin with a tour of the exhibit “crime scene” where the artifact was stolen. The mystery unfolds over dinner, as clues are revealed and accusations made. Each character is a suspect in the mystery and everyone must prove their innocence to the other participants.

    Tickets for the date night are $24 per couple (which includes dinner and dessert*) and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning March 7. For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020. (*Unfortunately the MPC cannot accommodate gluten or dairy allergies.)

    Thai Cooking School

    Thai Cooking School, Cuisine, Classes, Participation, Salt Lake City, UtahThai cuisine is unquestionably among the world’s finest with its surprising blend of hot, sweet and sour flavors, all in perfect balance. In this stimulating hands-on workshop, prepare a highly distinctive Thai menu that boldly explodes on the palate. Along with your meal, enjoy a glass of wine or Thai iced tea while discussing the creative cooking techniques and exotic ingredients of Thailand.

    SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES Cooking with traditional Thai ingredients; grilling steak; making soup; stir-frying/wok-cooking; cooking shrimp perfectly every time.

  • Thai Beef Salad with Lettuce Cups and Sticky Rice
  • Coconut and Lemongrass Soup with Chicken (Tom Khai Gai)
  • Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Peanuts (Shrimp Pad Thai)
  • Sample Recipe: Mango Sorbet “Martini” with Basil Sugar Rim
  • Sample Recipe: Thai Iced Tea
  • Bonus Recipe: Ginger Cosmopolitans
  • Portland Cello Project

    Self-Described “Indie Cello Orchestra,” The Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them) has a deep-rooted philosophy of building a stronger music community through collaborations across all genres. Their performances are unique and eclectic—one might hear hip-hop mixed with bach or a haunting cover of Britney Spears. This is a whole new cello experience.

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    Sphinxes and Sweethearts

    Take a step into the past and bring a date to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) to experience a night of Egyptian culture and cuisine on Friday, November 12th.  The Egyptian-themed date night “Sphinxes and Sweethearts” will begin at 7:00 that evening.

    SphinxThe date night includes 4 games, a craft, refreshments, and prizes.  First on the agenda is a mummy-wrapping race in which one person must wrap up their date like a mummy.  The first couple to finish wins a prize.  Couples will then receive score cards and go into the Museum’s classroom to play a round of 3 different games: Pyramid, Egyptian Balderdash, and Matching of the Gods.  The couple with the highest total wins a prize.  The final prizes are awarded to couples with the best craft, after they take time to use the MPC’s own “Rosetta stone” to paint their own hieroglyphs.  Mediterranean refreshments are served.

    “Couples get to learn about the Egyptian culture in a really unique way,” said Anna McKean, promotions manager at the MPC.  “Every element of the date night – the games, the craft, the food – provides interesting information about Ancient Egypt.”

    Tickets for the date night are $10 per couple and will be available at the WSC Information Desk beginning November 8th.  For more information visit mpc.byu.edu or call 801.422.0020.

    Star Party

    The Salt Lake Astronomical Society is hosting “star parties” Saturday nights! The events are designed to help people learn more about what’s in the night sky and foster an interest in astronomy. This is a fun activity for the entire family.

    The Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) is a nonprofit corporation formed in the state of Utah. Composed of about 200 members wishing to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons interested in astronomy.

    We’re here to:

    • promote astronomy
    • encourage public education and interest
    • coordinate activities with professional research

    http://slas.us/index.htm

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    Astronomy SPOC

    Sun Party

    The Salt Lake Astronomical Society is hosting “star parties” and “sun parties” in the Salt Lake area. The events are designed to help people learn more about what’s in the night sky and foster an interest in astronomy. This is a fun activity for the entire family.

    The Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) is a nonprofit corporation formed in the state of Utah. Composed of about 200 members wishing to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons interested in astronomy.

    We’re here to:

    • promote astronomy
    • encourage public education and interest
    • coordinate activities with professional research

    http://slas.us/default.asp

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    Wind Fest & Energy Expo 2009

    Entertainment & Events

    Brought back by popular demand is the fabulous jet ski Kite Team: Kiteman Productions from Orlando, Florida. If you were unable to attend last year this is one spectacle you should try to see. They are amazing! Also, on the main flying field, Utah Kite Fliers will demonstrate expert flying with their multiple stunt kites both on Friday night under the lights and on Saturday (wind-permitting) all day; the most popular feature of the Wind Fest was the Childrens Kite Making Workshop which will be in full swing this year. Also, we will again feature the Kite Garden display called Aerial Art by local kite creator Scott Hampton. On Saturday at high noon, you can witness the Parade of Flight Small Aircraft fly-over to honor the 1st Anniversary of the Wind Turbines.

    Energy Expo

    The Wind Fest also features the popular Energy Expo. Vendors, businesses, and Entrepreneurs from the surrounding area will feature “green” products and practices. This Expo is unique in that you can actually test drive a Segway or a Klune Chariot, or an Electric Gem Car. There are many exciting products featured like solar camping gear, low energy stoves, conversion kits for vehicles, and more.

    Friday Activities 4:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
    4:00 5:00 6:00 p.m. Kiteman Kites on the Reservoir
    4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Children’s Kite-Making Workshop and Cinema
    4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Bonneville School of Sailing Dinghys (Two-Man Sailboats)
    Hui Paokalani Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Rides (small charge$)
    4:30 – 6:30 Utah County Remote Control Airplane fly-over
    5:30 p.m. Joe Wahinehookae’s Hawaiian Feast (pre-sale $7.50 at SF City Office)
    Rice*Kalua Pork*Teriyaki Chicken*Macaroni*Cake ($8.50 at door)
    7:00 p.m. Luau on the Beach featuring Kalama Mohala Dancers
    8:30 p.m. Night FLY with Wakeless Kite Fliers at the Gun Club Field (Under the
    Lights &Wind permitting)

    Saturday Activities: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
    Energy Expo (“Green Walk”–featuring businesses offering sustainable energy concepts)
    Children’s Kite Making Workshop at the Gun Club (all day)
    Wakeless Kites Fliers & Friends at the Gun Club Field (Through-out the day wind
    permitting—professionals demonstrating the art of areo-dynamics)
    Kite & Spinner Gardens (Prize-winning Art on Kites) for Family Picnics
    Scott Hampton’s Aerial Art, George Peters Art of the Air.
    Kiteman Productions (Kite trains behind jet skis) On the Hour
    Windless Flying Demonstrations (at the Kite Store)
    BYU’s Award-Winning Animation Short featurettes KITES! And others!
    (in the Gun Club Building through-out the day)
    “Spirit of Utah” Air Show Team (Remote Control Hobbyists) Between 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
    Bonneville School of Sailing (on the Reservoir –through-out the day)
    Utah Paddle Surfing (on the Reservoir—throughout the day)
    PARADE of FLIGHT (Small aircraft fly-over to honor 1st Birthday of Wind Turbines) 12:00 noon
    Hui Paokalani Outrigger Canoe Rides (On the Reservoir—throughout the day)
    Family Kite Fly (Designated area only—for your safety–at the Gun Club Field)

    http://www.spanishfork.org/newsevents/events/windfest

    Windfest Spanish Fork

    Utah State Fair Saturday’s Events 9/12/09

    The largest single annual event in Utah featuring live concerts, entertainment, rides, rodeo, art, and more.

    ALL DAY
    Agriculture Exhibits
    “Be Ready Utah” Exhibit/ Dept. of Public Safety’s Division of Homeland Security (South of Grand Building)
    Clowns, Magicians, Jugglers, & Strolling Acts
    Commercial Exhibits
    Cooking Demonstrations (Zion Building)
    Creative Arts Exhibits (Promontory Hall)
    Dairy Farmers of Utah Butter Cow Sculpture (Promontory Hall)
    FIESTA MEXICANA (Grandstand)
    Fine Arts (Bonneville Building)
    Floriculture Exhibits (Heritage Building)
    Giant Yellow Slide (West end of Fairpark)
    HAAI, Inc. Live Shark Encounter (West Center Mall)
    Kachunga and the Alligator Show (South of Grand Building)
    Home Arts Exhibits (Zion Building)
    IGX- Adrenaline Jam Tour (Near South Food Court)
    Little Hands on the Farm – open until 8:00 pm (West of Arena)
    Mark Colp Master Chainsaw Carver (Carvings and bid sheets located on the West Center Mall)
    Mighty Thomas Carnival
    Mounted Shooting Competition (Horse Arena)
    Photography Exhibits and County Booths (Grand Building – upstairs)
    Utah’s Own Food Court (North Food Court)
    Welde’s Big Bear Show and Grizzly Falls (East Center Mall)
    Working Artist – Linda Curley Christensen / Painter (Bonneville Building)

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    MORNING
    9:00 am
    Judging – Open Market Hog Show (Swine Pavilion)
    Judging – Rabbits, 1st Open Show continued (Rabbit Pavilion)
    10:00 am
    Judging – Jr Livestock, Dairy Cattle Showmanship (Showring)
    Judging – Jr Livestock, Dairy Goat, Sr Doe Show (Goat Barn)
    Mounted Shooting Competition (Horse Arena)
    10:30 am
    Mark Colp- Master Chainsaw Carver (West Center Mall)
    Thompson Lane- Variety song and dance troop (South Plaza Stage)
    11:00 am
    Judging – Jr Livestock, 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle (Showring)
    HAAI, Inc. Live Shark Encounter (West End of Fairgrounds)
    James Wedgwood- Comedy Ventriloquism (Gazebo Stage)
    Washboard Willy’s Jamboree (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Lindsay Olive Lovers Salad Challenge- Entries (Zion Building)
    11:30 am
    Hillbilly Bob (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Bobber the Clown (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Lindsay Olive Lover’s Salad Challenge- Judging (Zion Building)

    AFTERNOON
    12:00 pm
    Welde’s Big Bear Show and Grizzly Falls (East Center Lawn)
    Double or Nothing – Alternative rock music (South Plaza Stage)
    Utah Beef Council Dutch Oven Mystery Bag Cook-Off – Check-in (Specialty Tent)
    12:30 pm Greg Frisbee- Comedy Juggling and Magic Act (Gazebo Stage)
    1:00 pm
    Kachunga and the Alligator Show (South of Grand Building)
    Sevier County Idol – Pop music (South Plaza Stage)
    The Showbot (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    1:30 pm
    The Bad Larrys- Acoustic Duo (Gazebo Stage)
    Odor Eaters Rrotton Sneaker Contest Registration (South Plaza Stage)
    2:00 pm

    HAAI, Inc. Live Shark Encounter (West End of Fairgrounds)
    Odor Eaters Rotton Sneaker Contest (South Plaza Stage)
    Mark Colp – Master Chainsaw Carver (West Center Mall)
    Hillbilly Bob (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Utah’s Big Brownie Bake-Off- Entries (Zion Building)
    2:30 pm
    Utah’s Big Brownie Bake-Off- Judging (Zion Building)
    3:00 pm
    Judging – Sheep, Dorset (Showring)
    James Wedgwood- Comedy Ventriloquism (Gazebo Stage)
    Willy’s Washboard Jamboree (Walk-Around)
    Buttons the Clown (Walk-Around)
    3:30 pm Utah Old Time Fiddlers – Fiddle Music (South Plaza Stage)
    4:00 pm
    Judging – Sheep, Hampshire (Showring)
    Welde’s Big Bear Show and Grizzly Falls (East Center Mall)
    4:30 pm
    Kachunga and the Alligator Show (South of Grand Building)
    The Bad Larrys- Acoustic Duo (Gazebo Stage)
    Hillbilly Bob (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    5:00 pm
    Judging – Sheep, Suffolk (Showring)
    HAAI, Inc. Live Shark Encounter (West End of Fairgrounds)
    The Showbot (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    5:30 pm
    Mark Colp – Master Chainsaw Carver (West Center Mall)
    Greg Frisbee- Comedy Juggling and Magic Act (Gazebo Stage)

    EVENING
    6:00 pm Family Fun Contest Registration- Keebler Kracker Stacking Contest (South Plaza Stage)
    Intermountain Country Dance Association (In Front of Promontory Hall)
    Utah Beef Council Dutch Oven Mystery Bag Cook-Off- Judging begins (Specialty Tent)
    6:30 pm
    Family Fun Contest- Keebler Kracker Stacking (South Plaza Stage)
    The Bad Larrys- Acoustic Duo (Gazebo Stage)
    Washboard Willy’s Jamboree (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Tiny the Clown (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    6:50 pm Skydive Ogden- Pre-Rodeo Entertainment (Arena)
    7:00 pm
    Utah’s Own PRCA Rodeo (Arena)
    Tri Valley Square Dance Association (In Front of Promontory Hall)
    Hillbilly Bob (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Great American SPAM Championship- Entries (Zion Building)
    7:30 pm
    FIESTA MEXICANA Grito de Independencia (Grandstand)
    Kachunga and the Alligator Show (South of Grand Building)
    James Wedgwood- Comedy Ventriloquism (Gazebo Stage)
    Clint Lewis- Variety music (South Plaza Stage)
    The Showbot (Walk-Around Entertainment)
    Great American SPAM Championship- Judging (Zion Building)
    8:00 pm Welde’s Big Bear Show and Grizzly Falls (East Center Mall)
    8:30 pm
    HAAI, Inc. Live Shark Encounter (West End of Fairgrounds)
    Mark Colp- Master Chainsaw Carver (West Center Mall)
    Greg Frisbee- Comedy Juggling and Magic Act (Gazebo Stage)
    9:00 pm Haywire- Country music (South Plaza Stage)
    9:30 pm The Bad Larrys- Acoustic Duo (Gazebo Stage)

    Adult = $8.00
    Senior (62 & over) = $6.00
    Youth (6 – 12) = $6.00
    Children (5 and under) = FREE
    All-You-Can-Ride Day Carnival Wristband = $25
    Season Admission Pass $35
    Parking Daily $6
    155 N 1000 W
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116
    (801) 538-8400

    Nightmare Mansion Auditions

    The owners of Castle of Chaos and the new Nightmare Mansion are looking for the biggest, the tallest and the scariest people to work as actors to frighten audiences at their two haunted houses. The company is holding three auditions in August and September and hopes to hire 100 part time, seasonal employees to work during the big haunting season. The company is also looking for volunteers.

    “Scaring people is a dream job for many,” says James Bernard, Castle of Chaos and Nightmare Mansion owner. “We are actually going to pay people to come out and put their most socially unacceptable skills to work. Those who volunteer will receive incentives like t-shirts, tickets and hats.”

    Expired Event*

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