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.

 

Mar
17
Fri
Enquiring Minds: Fourteen Centuries of Questions and Answers @ Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB)
Mar 17 – Apr 30 all-day
Enquiring Minds: Fourteen Centuries of Questions and Answers @ Marriott Library - J. Willard (M LIB) | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Humans have been compiling information to answer an infinity of questions for thousands of years. From Ptolemy to Izaak Walton, the best minds have annotated, edited, translated, measured, arranged, and defined what it means to live a life of wonder.

From facsimiles of medieval encyclopedias, almanacs and atlases to first editions of fifteenth through twentieth century dictionaries, manuals, lexicons, compendiums, and directories, Rare Books celebrates questions and the attempts to answer them.

Keep on asking!

Specific Abject @ Rio Gallery
Mar 17 – May 12 all-day
Specific Abject @ Rio Gallery | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The artists in this exhibition-Jared Clark, Christopher Lynn, Abraham Kimball, Allan Ludwig, Joseph Penrod, and Jean Richardson-each have a unique take on the possibilities of painting, or the possibilities of how painting’s mores can be used to frame other practices. Looking at an artwork through the lens of painting is to consider the work as painting, even if many of its elements do not sit neatly within painting’s core competencies. Conversely, looking at painting through the lenses of sculpture, performance, video, or other disciplines also reveals fertile ground to explore new opportunities.

Apr
24
Mon
World Penguin Week @ Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Apr 24 – Apr 30 all-day
World Penguin Week @ Loveland Living Planet Aquarium | Draper | Utah | United States

Party with the penguins during World Penguin Week! World Penguin Day is April 25, and we are celebrating all week from April 24 – 30. World Penguin Day coincides with the annual migration of penguins in the wild. Our Gentoo penguins are currently building nests. Come watch for their trademark courtship behaviors. We’ll have fun penguin activities, daily penguin feedings, and more. Watch our calendar for updates on World Penguin Week activities.

Apr
30
Sun
‘Dinner’ by Moira Buffini @ Rose Wagner Studio Theatre
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
'Dinner' by Moira Buffini @ Rose Wagner Studio Theatre  | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Wasatch Theatre Company Invites you to ‘Dinner’

Let us take your coat. Pull up a chair. Have a drink. On the menu tonight: primordial soup, “apocalypse of lobster,” and, for dessert, froze waste. While the actual meal and the company may leave a lot to be desired, this is one social event you won’t want to miss. Wasatch Theatre Company is pleased to present the regional premiere of Moira Buffini’s Dinner, the Oliver-nominated play. If you’re hungry for a well-executed, superbly-acted play with decidedly adult appeal, this is your ticket.
Dinner opens Friday, April 21st and run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 7th at the Rose Wagner Studio Theatre (138 West 300 South). Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m. Reservations (er….tickets) for Dinner are available by calling ArtTix at 801-355-2728 or by going online to www.arttix.org.
There will be a special ‘Just Desserts’ performance on Saturday, April 22. For this performance, tickets are $30.00 and include desserts and other treats, as well as the chance to mingle with the cast and crew.

May
1
Mon
Family Film Screening: The Song of the Sea (French) @ Viridian Event Center
May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Family Film Screening: The Song of the Sea (French) @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Family Film Screening: The Song of the Sea (French)

Join us at the Viridian every first Monday of the month for our free kids movie screenings, brought to you by the Utah Film Center. This months title is Song of the Sea (French with English subtitles)

In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister Saoirse—the last Seal-child—must embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.

(This screening was previously Mia & the Migoo, but has been updated)

This screening is open to the public, no tickets or reservations required.

Free Family Movie: Mia and the Migoo (French) @ Viridian Event Center
May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Free Family Movie: Mia and the Migoo (French) @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Join us at the Viridian every first Monday of the month for our free kids movie screenings, brought to you by the Utah Film Center. This months title is Mia and the Migoo (French with subtitles).
Strange creatures must prevent a real-estate developer from destroying a sacred tree.

This screening is open to the public, no tickets or reservations required.

Rock-a-Thon for Reproductive Rights @ Urban Lounge
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Rock-a-Thon for Reproductive Rights @ Urban Lounge |  |  |

Salt Lake City Democratic Socialists of America and Urban Lounge are teaming up to support the work of the National Network of Abortion Funds! Bring your dancing shoes, come hear some cool tunes, have a few drinks, and support us in supporting those who need help accessing their abortion rights!

feat.
Tessi Smith
Madge (DJing some awesome tunes)
Suzz
DJ Nix Beat

Entry is FREE!

If you aren’t able to make it to the show to donate, click the link below to donate to the cause online!

https://bowl.nnaf.org/campaign/dsa-for-national-network-of-abortion-funds/c124302

Because of a lack of comprehensive healthcare coverage, often those with the least financial resources are shut out from getting the abortion access they need. Reproductive healthcare is stigmatized and withheld from communities historically affected by systemic racism, economic inequality, and gender injustice. The government not only doesn’t provide coverage of abortion, but is actively working to make it harder and more expensive. That’s why we’re lacing up our dancing shoes and supporting our community by redistributing small donations from those who can afford to give to those who need help bridging the gap to access their abortion rights. Strengthen the network and donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds Rock-a-Thon!

Fundraise for the National Network of Abortion Funds and join us in making abortion more than legal—but truly possible.

May
2
Tue
Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith? – Taylorsville @ Taylorsville Library
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith? - Taylorsville @ Taylorsville Library | West Jordan | Utah | United States

Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith? James Madison and Herbert Croly on a Perennial American Debate

A lecture with Professor Carl Eric Scott where we will contrast the thought of two distinctly American political thinkers, James Madison and Herbert Croly, on the question of what our proper attitude toward the Constitution ought to be. Professor Scott’s talk will revisit this fundamental debate about the proper “political creed” for America with a view to better understand our Constitution and how attitudes toward it continue to shape our present political divisions.

Carl Eric Scott is the assistant director for Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Center for Constitutional Studies. He has a PhD in political science and has taught at a number of institutions. He currently teaches at UVU.

This program is one of several “continued conversations,” that started at the What Every American Should Know event, held at the Library’s Viridian Event Center on January 30.
#WeAsk #KeepTalkingSLC

May
3
Wed
Ribbon Cutting for the UVU Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism @ Cole Nellesen Building, Utah Valley University
May 3 @ 12:45 pm
Ribbon Cutting for the UVU Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism @ Cole Nellesen Building, Utah Valley University |  |  |

Utah Valley University will soon have a new home for its autism support center, the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism housed in the Cole Nellesen Building. With the help of some generous donors, construction on the facility has started. Located next to the McKay Education Building, the new center will facilitate collaboration on autism issues. The center will include treatment rooms for social skills groups and laboratory elementary and preschool classrooms. It will be a place where students and the community come together to find the best solutions.

May
4
Thu
Utah Watercolor Society 2017 Spring Open Exhibition @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
May 4 @ 9:00 am
Utah Watercolor Society 2017 Spring Open Exhibition @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center | West Valley City | Utah | United States

This annual exhibition, brought to you by the Utah Watercolor Society, will showcase the best of Utah’s water media artists. This year’s exhibition was juried by nationally renowned artist Janet Rogers. Her task was to select 90 works from the 199 entries submitted. Many of the displaying artists are themselves nationally renowned in water media. “Water media” means works that can be completed in any medium using water to move the paint, such as traditional watercolor, acrylic, inks, and gouache. All works for this exhibition are painted in a “traditional” manner, in that they are painted on paper and presented under glass. Come view the dazzling display of watercolor at its finest, on display at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center May 4 – June 28, 2017. Opening Reception from 6 – 8 p.m., immediately following the Mountain West Arts Conference.

Art Exhibit:
May 4 – June 28, 2017
Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by arrangement

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
WVC, UT 84119
801-965-5100
www.culturalcelebration.org

Memoir Writing @ Whitmore Library
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Memoir Writing @ Whitmore Library | Cottonwood Heights | Utah | United States

2-part workshop
May 4 and 11, 7-8 p.m.

Do you want to write your own memoir? Not sure where to start? Come to this two part workshop at the Whitmore Library and learn how to captivate readers with your story.

Cost: Free. No registration required.

May the Fourth Be With You @ Viridian Event Center
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
May the Fourth Be With You @ Viridian Event Center | West Jordan | Utah | United States

A long time ago, in a cantina far, far away…
…there was a Star Wars affair!

Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars as we celebrate May the Fourth — Star Wars day!

The event is FREE, but a ticket is required so we can make it a great experience for everyone.To ensure your space in the galaxy, register online at: http://www.slcolibrary.org/maythe4th

What’s happening — Costume Contest, Trivia Challenge, Sabre Training, Photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments and more!

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

This is FREE for adult Jedi only — please leave the younglings at homebase!

May the Fourth be with you!

More details can be found at www.slcolibrary.org/MayThe4th

May The Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Affair @ Viridian Event Center
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
May The Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Affair @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

A long time ago, in a cantina far, far away…
…there was a Star Wars affair!

Join us for an evening of revelry in all things Star Wars as we celebrate May the Fourth — Star Wars day!

The event is FREE, but a ticket is required so we can make it a great experience for everyone.To ensure your space in the galaxy, register online at: http://www.slcolibrary.org/maythe4th

What’s happening — Costume Contest, Trivia Challenge, Sabre Training, Photo opportunities, prizes, vendors, refreshments and more!

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

This is FREE for adult Jedi only — please leave the younglings at homebase!

May the Fourth be with you!

More details can be found at www.slcolibrary.org/MayThe4th

May
5
Fri
Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk @ Academy for Math, Engineering & Science
May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk @ Academy for Math, Engineering & Science |  |  |

Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by AMES Service through Science and Running clubs to raise awareness and donations for The INN Between – Hospice for the Homeless. Entry fee is $10 and includes a t-shirt and snacks. Cash only will be accepted the day of the race.

Silent Sky @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Silent Sky @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Pygmalion Theatre Company’s season continues with “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Mark Fossen, which plays April 28 through May 13. The show features Brenda Hattingh, Hannah Minshew, Elizabeth Golden, Michael Scott Johnson and Teresa Sanderson.
“Silent Sky,” tells the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, which plays out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science, and a time when humans were called “computers.”
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.