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Apr
19
Sat
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

Participants

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.

A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month @ SLCC Community Writing Center

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest! Cost: $60. Registration is required.
4-part workshop
April 5, 12, 19, and 26 (S), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $60
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Apr
21
Mon
Westminster Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert @ Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
Westminster Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert @ Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts

The Westminster Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce its season-ending concert on Monday, April 21. Featured are the winners of the 2nd annual Concerto Competition:

Gordon Jacob: Bassoon Concerto (Kathleen Hunter, bassoon)
George Frideric Handel: “Tornami a vagheggiar” from Alcina (Kelli Burke-Gabossi, soprano)
David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody (Chris Mansfield, cello)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Mark your calendars! The fun begins at 7:30 PM in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall on Westminster College campus. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $5 General admission. Westminster students/faculty/staff admitted free!

Apr
23
Wed
Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Apr 23 all-day
Writing for Change: SLCC Writing & Social Justice Conference  @ SLCC Community Writing Center

Does change in democracy require civic dialogue? If so, where is it and who gets to talk? OR write? Join the CWC at SLCC’s Writing & Social Justice Conference to write your public official about the change you’d like to see! For more information, see www.wsjconf.wordpress.com Cost: Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Location: SLCC South City Campus, 1575 South State Street.
1-part workshop
April 23 (W), Time TBA
Cost: Free and open to the public

Apr
24
Thu
University of Utah Faculty Read at Guest Writer Series @ Finch Lane Gallery
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Utah Faculty Read at Guest Writer Series @ Finch Lane Gallery

Join University of Utah Creative Writing Faculty Katharine Coles, Michael Mejia, Lance Olsen, Jacqueline Osherow, Paisley Rekdal, and Melanie Rae Thon as they read from their latest works.

The faculty reading is the final event of the 2013-2014 Guest Writer Series.

A reception follows the reading.

Apr
26
Sat
A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Plethora of Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month @ SLCC Community Writing Center

April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest! Cost: $60. Registration is required.
4-part workshop
April 5, 12, 19, and 26 (S), 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $60
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192

Murray Concert Band’s Spring Concert @ Murray High School
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
Murray Concert Band's Spring Concert @ Murray High School

Murray Concert Band is springing into April with our next concert
We are playing some of the most technically difficult pieces we have performed, some really fast passages, some funny passages and some warm passages. We would love to have you join us.
Murray Concert Band
April 26th at 7:30 pm
Murray High School
5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
The concert is free but we are grateful for donations

More information:
info@murrayconcertband.org
facebook: Murray Concert Band
Or (801) 942-2921

Apr
27
Sun
NOVA Chamber Music Series Presents: NOVA in Canyon Country @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm
NOVA Chamber Music Series Presents: NOVA in Canyon Country  @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall

The splendid music of Utah composer Bruce Quaglia returns to NOVA for a world premiere performance of his new chamber concerto, featuring soloists Brant Bayless and Jason Hardink. Two of the Quaglia works performed relate to his time spent in the spectacular canyon country of southern Utah, while his newest work was inspired by an extended stay in Venice. The virtuosity and fine playing of Utah wind players will be displayed in the concerto as well as in Mozart’s Serenade in E-flat Major.

Apr
30
Wed
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.

May
1
Thu
Memoir Writing: Painting a Life Portrait with Words @ SLCC Community Writing Center
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Memoir Writing: Painting a Life Portrait with Words @ SLCC Community Writing Center

As human beings, we connect with each other through story. We read and write memoirs to help us make sense of our own lives. Come create a written snapshot of your life in this interactive workshop. Cost: $30. Registration is required.

2-part workshop
May 1 & 8 (Th), 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $30
Registration is required. To register call 801-957-2192