Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.

To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.

KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization.  Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible.  Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.

Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.

 

Sep
23
Sat
Bumble Bee Bash @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bumble Bee Bash @ Discovery Gateway Children's Museum |  |  |

Imagine What You Can Beecome!
Saturday, September 23 | 5 – 8 pm
Adults: $35 | Children: $20 | Family of 6: $100

Early Bee Sale
Save 25% off tickets through September 10
Purchase online at DiscoveryGateway.org using code BBB17

What’s black and yellow and fun all over? Discovery Gateway’s annual Bumble Bee Bash fundraiser! This fun family fundraiser will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, drinks, play, and a silent auction! Dress code is casual with a splash of sparkle. Bring the whole family to celebrate with us and raise funds to help support your favorite children’s museum.

Live Wire Radio w/ Luke Burbank + Special Guest Scott Carrier @ Salt Lake City Public Library - Nancy Tessman Auditorium
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Live Wire Radio w/ Luke Burbank + Special Guest Scott Carrier @ Salt Lake City Public Library - Nancy Tessman Auditorium |  |  |

Now in its fourteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, Ore., the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. Hosted by Luke Burbank, the Sept. 23rd show in Salt Lake City will feature storyteller and radio producer Scott Carrier and author Mark Sundeen. Doors at 7p, show at 8p.

Scott Plays Scott Joplin @ Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Scott Plays Scott Joplin @ Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church |  |  |

PRESS RELEASE
Scott Plays Scott Joplin – Part Three
SATURDAY, September 23, 2017 * 7:00 PM
Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
1375 Spring Lane,
Holiday, UT 84117
Contact: Michael Allen Gray
404-583-5461
Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of African-American composer and pianist Scott Joplin, local composer and Jazz Pianist Scott Larrabee will be performing part three of his four part recital series “Scott Plays Scott” showcasing the entire Scott Joplin Catalogue. With narration by Baritone Michael Allen Gray, this Storytelling Recital transports us back to the birth of Ragtime and how it changed American Music forever. Performance starts at 7:00 PM and there will be a freewill offering to benefit “Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor”.
Scott Joplin Background
Dubbed the “King of Ragtime”, Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the “King of Ragtime”. During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the “Maple Leaf Rag”, became ragtime’s first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.
Born in the late 1860s somewhere along the border between Texas and Arkansas, Scott Joplin took up the piano as a child and eventually became a travelling musician as a teen. He immersed himself in the emerging musical form known as ragtime and became the genre’s foremost composer with tunes like “The Entertainer,” “Solace” and “The Maple Leaf Rag,” which is the biggest-selling ragtime song in history. Joplin also penned the operas Guest of Honor and Treemonisha. He died in New York City on April 1, 1917.
Scott Joplin’s exact date of birth and location is not known, though it is estimated that he was born between the summer of June 1867 and January 1868. Born to Florence Givens and Giles Joplin, Scott grew up in Texarkana, a town situated on the border between Texas and Arkansas. The Joplins were a musical family, with Florence being a singer and banjo player and Giles a violinist; Scott learned how to play the guitar at a young age and later took to the piano, displaying a gift for the instrument. Julius Weiss, a German music teacher who lived in Joplin’s hometown, gave the young pianist further instruction. Joplin was also a vocalist and would play the cornet as well.
Joplin left home during his teen years and began work as a travelling musician, playing in bars and dance halls where new musical forms were featured that formed the basis of ragtime, which had distinct, syncopated rhythms and a fusion of musical sensibilities. Joplin lived for a time in Sedalia, Missouri in the 1880s and in 1893 he fronted a band in Chicago during the World Fair. He later settled in Sedalia again while continuing to travel, with the waltzes “Please Say You Will” and “A Picture of Her Face” becoming his first two published songs.
Viewed as the “King of Ragtime,” Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like “The Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer.”

Salt Lake Acting Company presents SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY @ Salt Lake Acting Company
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
Salt Lake Acting Company presents SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY @ Salt Lake Acting Company | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

In collaboration with the National New Play Network, Salt Lake Acting Company presents the Rolling World Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY.

In an under-funded public school in Newark, New Jersey, a motherless, Bible-toting boy with a photographic memory and a tender heart befriends the cantankerous woman who works in the cafeteria. Against all odds, they help each other through the bullshit of growing up and growing old.

Performs: September 6-October 15 (Wed. – Sun.)
Tickets: $24-$43
Prices vary per day. Student and Under 30 discounts available.
tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org

For more information contact the box office at:
801-363-7522
info@saltlakeactingcompany.org

Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre @ Egyptian Theatre
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre @ Egyptian Theatre |  |  |

Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre hits the historic Egyptian Theatre stage September 22nd-October 8th. A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid. An annual tradition and always a sell-out!

Lowest Prices offered for the first Sunday and all Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Recommended for ages 12+ – some children may find too scary.

TICKETS:
First Sunday and all Wednesday & Thursdays: Front-of-House: $34. House Adult: $28 / Youth (12 & under) $23
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: Front-of-House: $40. House Adult: $34 / Youth (12 & under) $28
Tickets purchased at the Door 30 minutes before showtime are $5 more

Reserve tickets at ParkCityShows.com or 435-649-9371.

Wasatch Theatre presents “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon @ Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Wasatch Theatre presents "God's Favorite" by Neil Simon @ Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Wasatch Theatre Company continues 20th Anniversary
Season with the Neil Simon classic comedy, “God’s Favorite.” Performances run
September 21 through October 7 in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Studio
Theatre. Tickets to “God’s Favorite” as well as season tickets are available at
arttix.artsaltlake.org.

This will be the fifth Simon play to be performed by Wasatch Theatre Company over the
20 years since the company was founded. “God’s Favorite” is one of Simon’s rarely done
classics about a man who is visited by a messenger from God, asking him to fulfill a bet
between God and the Devil. This hilarious set of misadventures will have audiences rolling with laughter.

Sep
24
Sun
Doctors Without Borders Presents “Forced From Home” @ Library Plaza
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Doctors Without Borders Presents “Forced From Home” @ Library Plaza | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Presented by Doctors Without Borders, Forced From Home is an interactive exhibition and tour that takes visitors beyond the headlines of the global refugee crisis. With an experienced aid worker as their guide, visitors navigate a 10,000-square-foot, outdoor installation designed to convey some of the challenges confronting a person forced to flee. Throughout the tour, visitors engage with stories and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects. The immersive experience also incorporates virtual reality technology. Participants can see and hear the stories of displaced individuals and families living in Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Tanzania, and South Sudan in 360-degree and virtual reality film.

Forced From Home seeks to convey the decisions that those who are displaced face each day and the humanitarian assistance offered to them by Doctors Without Borders. The exhibition provides a unique educational experience for adults and children ages 12 and older.

Doctors Without Borders is currently seeking local volunteers to help with the daily operations of the exhibition onsite. For more information, please email volunteers@newyork.msf.org.

Doctors Without Borders provides vital medical assistance to refugees and displaced people around the world – witnessing firsthand the impact of conflict and political turmoil on their lives. Forced From Home is a free, outdoor event open to the public. More information is available at forcedfromhome.com. Follow @ForcedFromHome on Twitter and Instagram for tour updates.

Eric Hinderaker, PhD – Free Lecture @ Marriott Library
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eric Hinderaker, PhD - Free Lecture @ Marriott Library |  |  |

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston’s Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity.

Fundamental uncertainties about the night’s events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue.

Dr. Hinderaker is the interim chair of the Department of History at The University of Utah. He received his BA Degree from Augustana College; his MA from the University of Colorado, Boulder; and his PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of several monographs and articles on early American history. His 2010 publication, “The Two Hendricks: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery” (Harvard University Press), was awarded the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize by the New York State Historical Society and the Herbert H. Lehman Prize by the New York Academy of History. His latest book, “Boston’s Massacre”, was published by Harvard University Press in 2017.

Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre @ Egyptian Theatre
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm
Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre @ Egyptian Theatre |  |  |

Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre hits the historic Egyptian Theatre stage September 22nd-October 8th. A ghoulish dance of monsters and maniacs, creeps and clowns. It is mystifying, mesmerizing, and morbid. An annual tradition and always a sell-out!

Lowest Prices offered for the first Sunday and all Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Recommended for ages 12+ – some children may find too scary.

TICKETS:
First Sunday and all Wednesday & Thursdays: Front-of-House: $34. House Adult: $28 / Youth (12 & under) $23
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: Front-of-House: $40. House Adult: $34 / Youth (12 & under) $28
Tickets purchased at the Door 30 minutes before showtime are $5 more

Reserve tickets at ParkCityShows.com or 435-649-9371.

Sep
26
Tue
Cooking Curriculum: Growing a spring crop, Eating in the Classroom @ Escalante Elementary
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cooking Curriculum: Growing a spring crop, Eating in the Classroom @ Escalante Elementary |  |  |

Get a jump-start on getting your spring garden planned. This workshop will give you all the tools you need to have a successful garden for your students in the upcoming spring. We will talk about what to plant and how to use the plants in your classroom in the fall. You will be given everything you need to plant your own classroom bed – seeds, a planting plan, and lesson plans. We will also do an actual cooking demonstration of the crops that you will be growing so that you are all ready to grow and eat fresh food with your class right out in your own school garden. These lessons are written for students ages 5-12.

We welcome any and all youth educators working with kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Whether you are a teacher with access to a school garden, a teacher aspiring to have a garden bed at your school, a parent looking for kid-friendly ways to engage with your kiddos in your personal garden, an afterschool provider, or anyone else in between, this workshop will be applicable for you.

Screening of Angst Documentary and Panel Discussion @ Rowland Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Screening of Angst Documentary and Panel Discussion @ Rowland Hall |  |  |

Join us for a FREE screening of Angst: Breaking the Stigma of Anxiety, followed by a panel discussion with local mental health experts about addressing stress in adolescents.

Sep
27
Wed
Salt Lake City Tech and Startup Networking Mixer @ Lake Effect
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Salt Lake City Tech and Startup Networking Mixer @ Lake Effect  |  |  |

Join Us For A Night Of Networking With Startup and Tech Professionals In Salt Lake City!

Join the fastest growing startup and tech networking event in Salt Lake City! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Salt Lake City startup community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Cactus and Tropicals
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Cactus and Tropicals |  |  |

A decade ago, a group of physicians came together to raise their serious concern over the health effects of Utah’s air quality, the awful inversion smog that regularly plagued the Wasatch Front, dust from gravel and mining operations, and toxic emissions from oil & gas operations in the Uinta Basin. They were heard by community members, and today air quality in Utah is one of the top public policy issues in the state. As we move forward, we are expanding our work to other issues such as water quality, lead and radon exposure, and how climate change effects human health.

Please Join us for a night of fun, music, dinner, speakers, and a silent auction to help expand our efforts to keep Utah healthy.

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment 10th anniversary celebration @ Cactus and Tropicals
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment 10th anniversary celebration @ Cactus and Tropicals |  |  |

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE) is celebrating 10 years of community engagement and environmental activism. Please join us for an evening of fun, music, and delicious food and show your support for our continuing efforts.

UPHE proudly proudly presents Luiz Meneghin, tenor and nurse from America’s Got Talent, as the headliner performer for the evening. During dinner and the silent auction the Celtic band, Dunmore Lasses, will be providing live entertainment. It is sure to be a night to remember!

The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City presents The Dover Quartet @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City presents The Dover Quartet @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall |  |  |

The Dover Quartet Performs:
Mendelssohn, Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Laks, Quartet No. 3
Ullman, Quartet No. 3, Op. 46
Schuman, Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2