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Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity

Utah Museum of Fine Art Exhibit: Collecting Knowledge: Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahCollecting Knowledge: Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity January 27 through May 15, 2011 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores items that were typically found in cabinets of curiosity in sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe, including prints, books, scientific instruments, and objects obtained through travel. This exhibition examines the people who created cabinets of curiosity, their strategies for classifying and grouping items, and how they used this knowledge to make sense of their world.

During Fall Semester 2010, four graduate students in the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History gained first-hand knowledge of the work involved in creating an exhibition. The result of their hard work is the exhibition Collecting Knowledge: Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity. The students were advised by Professor Sheila Muller and they worked closely with UMFA staff to complete all necessary steps for curating an exhibition— from developing exhibition themes to selecting the objects; from writing the object label text to planning the exhibition design; and from securing related public programs to creating an effective marketing plan.

Hours

Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays

UMFA Members FREE
Adults $7
Seniors $5
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
Children under 6 FREE
University of Utah students, staff and faculty FREE
Higher education students in Utah FREE

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts
    Marcia & John Price Museum Building · University of Utah
    410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0360 (801) 581-7332

UOU Women’s Gymnastics

Women's GymnasticsUOU vs. Stanford!

Utah is the nation’s attendance leader in women’s gymnastics, averaging over 11,000 fans per meet for the past 20 years, including an NCAA record 14,213 average a year ago, when Utah became the first team other than basketball to win a women’s collegiate season attendance title.

While Utah will officially begin its Pac-12 membership next year, the gymnastics program has a long and storied history with the conference. Utah has competed against Pac-10 schools 337 times in its 35-year history, building a 291-43-3 record against them. Utah (9) and UCLA (6) have combined to win 15 of the 29 NCAA Gymnastics Championships to date. Utah has 10 national titles total, including the 1981 AIAW Championship, while UCLA is the defending NCAA Champion.

This season, Utah’s 11-meet regular season schedule includes competitions against five Pac-10 schools (UCLA, Stanford, Arizona State, Washington and Oregon State).

Belly Dance for the Birds

Belly Dancing for the Birds, Wasatch Avian Education Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, Shahravar Belly DancingThe Wasatch Avian Education Society (W.A.E.S.) and Shahravar are pleased to announce Belly Dance for the Birds, a Middle Eastern dance showcase and fundraiser for avian education along the Wasatch Front on Saturday, April 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the UOU Post Theater.

Enjoy some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar and her students including Susan Kelly, president of W.A.E.S. along with shimmering veils, singing cymbals, sharp swords and a fantastic variety of inspiring performances.

There will also be a silent auction for an assortment of gift baskets, gift certificates, and artwork by local artists.

Wasatch Avian Education Society is a registered nonprofit organization in the State of Utah, located in the Salt Lake City area. 2011 marks the 17th year of service to the community and the exotic birds that are so much a part of our lives. They are dedicated to the study and keeping of birds, with an emphasis on having parrots as pets. They also offer rescue and adoption services.

Shahravar will be celebrating her 20th year in Belly Dance! She began studying and performing Middle-Eastern Dance styles in 1991. Her dance background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, American Tribal, Saudi Folk, Khallegy, Tunisian, and Lebanese Debke line dances. She began teaching in 1993. She’s a founding and current member of Habibi Habibi, a professional Middle Eastern style dance troupe. Shahravar also created the Shah Sitara Collaborative in 2005. In 2009, she was awarded “Best Fusion Belly Dance” by City Weekly. She now teaches a variety of classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and opened her Urban Gawazii Belly Dance studio in 2009.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 and will be available at www.slcbellydance.com, www.wasatchavian.com/specialevent.html or at the door the night of the show. All proceeds go to Wasatch Avian Education Society..

Post Theater (University of Utah, 245 South Fort Douglas Boulevard, Bldg 636)

UoU Performing Dance Company

UoU Performing Dance Company, University of Utah, Salt Lake city, Utah, Marriott Dance Center

Performing Dance Company (PDC) founded in 1978, provides a professional level performing experience for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing their degrees at the University of Utah.

The Company showcases choreography from faculty and guest artists focusing on the creation of new works and the reconstruction of historical masterpieces.

When

Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:30PM
Friday, April 1, 2011 7:30PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011 7:30PM
Thursday, April 14, 2011 5:30PM
Friday, April 15, 2011 7:30PM
Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:30PM

Ticket Information General $10, Stud/Sen/Fac/Staff/Military $7
**For March 31 & April 14, 2 for 1 tickets are available for U of U Students/Faculty/Staff.

Garden After Dark Harvest Halloween

Halloween Garden

Red Butte Garden celebrates Halloween with the annual Garden After Dark, an outdoor, kid-friendly night of activities, crafts, storytellers and more.

The event takes place in the evenings in the Garden – with lit pathways, craft stations, fire barrels, pumpkin painting, face painting…kids wear costumes. The theme each year is nature and culture based.

3rd & 4th Week of October
RED BUTTE GARDEN
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 585-0556

SPRING AWAKENING

Told through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly), “Spring Awakening” explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. Spring Awakening "The Musical" Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah, Romantic, Romance, Theatre, Play, ValentinesThe landmark musical “Spring Awakening” is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable “Spring Awakening.” “Broadway may never be the same again!” (NY Times).

“Spring Awakening” contains strong language, partial nudity and adult situations – parental discretion is advised.

Jon Schmidt

Jon Schmidt (born 1966) is an American pianist currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He describes his style as “New Age Classical.” He was born to German immigrants who acquainted him with the works of such composers as Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin. He began songwriting at age 11. To date, he has released eight albums and seven piano books containing transcriptions of original arrangements. His work is often described as New Age music with pop elements of hook and melody. He is also noted for his treatment of harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm. His works were also featured on sample discs for the Iomega Hipzip Digital Audio Player with the pieces “Sacred Ground”, “All of Me”, and “Waterfall”. Schmidt’s influences include Mannheim Steamroller, Billy Joel, and Beethoven. Schmidt currently has more than 2 million hits on YouTube for his piano/cello arrangement of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”, which is called “Love Story meets Viva La Vida”.

White Christmas

White Christmas (musical)“A holiday card come to life!”  —NY Daily News

The classic Christmas movie has been turned into a lavish holiday spectacle for the whole family to enjoy—an all-singing, all-dancing evening of theatre that includes some of Irving Berlin’s greatest songs, including Blue Skies, Sisters, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, and of course, White Christmas.

Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

A Year With Frog and Toad

Based on the classic children’s stories by Arnold Lobel, “A Year With Frog and Toad” tells the story of two best friends and their adventures through the seasons. With music from the recent Broadway production and performed by the rising stars of U of U Youth Theatre, this production will delight the whole family!

“Thriller” a Halloween Spectacular

Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular Thriller to Kingsbury Hall. This year’s show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past – Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem’s Mass, The Lost Boys, and the River of Blood Dance – plus a few new surprises. Get your tickets early, because most of the performances sold out last year! This show has it all – frights, amazement, scares and lots of laughs.