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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.

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


Inter-Tribal Student Association 42nd Annual Powwow @ University of Utah Olpin Student Union Ballroom
Apr 19 all-day
Inter-Tribal Student Association 42nd Annual Powwow @ University of Utah Olpin Student Union Ballroom

The Inter-Tribal Student Association hosts its 42nd traditional powwow on Saturday, April 19 at the U’s Olpin Student Union. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Culture.”

The powwow is an excellent opportunity for communities to come together and join in dance and song.

“This is a long and proud tradition at the U,” says Octavio Villalpando, associate vice president for Equity & Diversity. “It is a wonderful way for the U to support American Indian students and community, honor their contributions and help others learn about their history and culture.”

Day’s Events:

9 a.m. — Registration

11 a.m. — Arena Blessing

Noon — Grand Entry

5 p.m. — Dinner Break

6 p.m. — Grand Entry

10 p.m. — Closing Song


Host Drum: Midnite Express

Master of Ceremonies (MC): Tyson Shay

Arena Director: Nino Reyes

Spiritual Advisor: Bob Taylor

Head Man: Patrick Willie

Head Woman: Miss American Indian Woman Scholar 2014 (to be announced)

Color Guard: Utah Intertribal Veterans Association

Powwow Etiquette

1. Always stand respectfully during special songs. These include the Grand Entry, flag songs, veteran’s songs or any other song the MC designates. During these songs, men should remove their hats.

2. Pay extra attention to the MC for various announcements about the event and type of dances.

3. Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in regalia. If the photo is for publication or commercial use, this should be explained before the photo is taken.

4. The correct term for a dancer’s outfit is regalia, not costume. Never touch a dancer’s regalia. Many of the ornaments have religious meaning and are cherished family heirlooms.

5. If you see a lost or dropped feather, do NOT pick it up. Notify the nearest staff member, veteran, Head Man Dancer or Arena Director immediately.

6. Pointing with the fingers is considered poor manners by some tribes. If you must point, use your head and nod in the direction you wish to indicate.

7. Feel free to join in the inter-tribal dances by invitation of the MC.

8. Do not ever cross the arena floor! Do not go into drum circles. Stay on the perimeter. If a drum group is singing or about to sing, do not approach the drum.

9. Last of all, powwows are meant to be social events. Make a new friend, eat some food, visit the vendors… have a great time!

If you have any questions about any of the above etiquette or would like to know more, please ask an ITSA member. Also, most dancers, singers, elders and staff are happy to help.

Bird Docent Orientation @ HawkWatch Headquarters
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bird Docent Orientation @ HawkWatch Headquarters

Become a Bird Docent Volunteer and experience the wonder of raptors, first hand, while helping HWI expand its education mission!

Bird Docent volunteers assist in providing community outreach programs with HawkWatch International’s education birds. Volunteers are taught how to handle our non-releasable education birds, learn about birds of prey and HawkWatch International’s mission and programs, and then take the birds out to community programs to teach about raptor ecology and conservation. We do request a time commitment of volunteers and ask that they assist with some general bird care duties.

Nihon Matsuri (Japan Festival) @ 100 S Japantown Street
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nihon Matsuri (Japan Festival) @ 100 S Japantown Street

9thAnnual Nihon Matsuri (Japan street festival) on Saturday, April 26 2014 located on 100 South “Japantown street” between 200 and 300 West in Salt Lake City. The festival is sponsored by a non-profit group of dedicated individuals, the Nihon Matsuri organization, whose goal is to share and educate the larger Utah community about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and traditions.

Local performers — martial arts, kimono fashion show, taiko drummers and more! Traditional tea ceremony, children’s craft area, cosplay, flower arranging (Ikebana), bonsai and origami. Learn about Japanese history in Utah: Topaz Internment camp and Japanese farmers.

Japanese food, arts, crafts and merchandise to purchase. Admission is free.

Shred It! @ Evergreen Jr. High
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am
Shred It! @ Evergreen Jr. High

Purge those documents you no longer need, then dispose of them by shredding. Document shred day with drive-up service at 3401 South 2000 East. Sponsored by the Millcreek Community Center Library as part of its Money Smart programming during the month of April

Jazz Guitarists Corey Christiansen guests with Rowland Hall’s Jazz Band @ Rowland Hall Middle School Lincoln Campus
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
 Jazz Guitarists Corey Christiansen guests with Rowland Hall’s Jazz Band @ Rowland Hall Middle School Lincoln Campus

You don’t have to be a jazz music aficionado to have heard of preeminent jazz guitarist and educator Corey Christiansen http://coreychristiansen.com/. But you might be surprised to know he will be a guest artist performing with Rowland Hall’s jazz band, Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. The concert at Rowland Hall Middle School is free and open to the public.

Rowland Hall band director and music teacher Bret Jackson is excited to host Corey Christiansen and said he “hopes jazz enthusiasts in the larger community will attend the concert.”

“Corey is a fabulous recording artist, writer, educator and performer; he has played and taught in literally every type of situation around the globe for the last decade,” Jackson said. “He is big time in the professional jazz world.”

Jackson, who holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts, is himself respected in the jazz community and has continued his professional performance career along side his passion for teaching — the combination keeps him in touch with what is going on in education and in the clubs.

Better Speech and Hearing Month with Loop Utah @ The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Better Speech and Hearing Month with Loop Utah @ The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Loop Utah Movement will be welcoming Dr. Juliette Sterkens, a renowned audiologist and advocate with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), to celebrate Better Speech and Hearing month this May. The two-day event on May 2 – 3 will include informative presentations on the benefits of Hearing Loop technology and how to build effective advocacy campaigns in order spread more awareness throughout communities.

KHUMBA @ The City Library
May 3 @ 11:00 am
KHUMBA @ The City Library

Directed by Anthony Silverstone
2013 | South Africa | 85 min
Recommended for All Ages

When Khumba, a young zebra, is blamed for the sudden drought affecting the land, he teams up with a wildebeest and ostrich to find a legendary waterhole. On his daring quest across the Great Karoo desert, Khumba meets a host of quirky characters and comes face to face with a tyrannical leopard in an epic battle to earn his stripes.

PLOT FOR PEACE @ City Library
May 6 @ 7:00 pm
PLOT FOR PEACE @ City Library

Directed by Carlos Agulló
2013 | South Africa | 84 min
In English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, and Spanish with English subtitles.

A revealing documentary that recounts the untold story of apartheid’s fall, and the mysterious French businessman, “Monsieur Jacques,” who was instrumental in Nelson Mandela’s release from jail.

AN HONEST LIAR @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
AN HONEST LIAR @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom
2014 | USA | 90 min

A documentary about the world-famous magician and enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi, An Honest Liar brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con artists.

Official Selection: 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

May 12 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by Mark Kitchell
2012 | USA| 101 min

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.

Official Selection: 2012 Sundance Film Festival, 2012 DC Environmental Film Festival, 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest