Our Community Calendar is a volunteer-run resource offered 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.

The Community Calendar also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, mail or bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. 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.

We 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. 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.

NOTE:  approved events are typically posted to the Community Calendar within seven days of your submission.

Please submit requests at least 14 days before your event – listings read on-air are chosen at random, the week of the event.


A Conversation with Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi @ Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah
Jan 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A Conversation with Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi @ Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah |  |  |

Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi, Academy Award-winning directors of “Free Solo,” discuss their dedication to their individual life paths and their collaborative successes in film and photography. Sponsored by the University of Utah MUSE Project.

Tickets are free but required.
Early-access tickets for U of U students available with student ID at the Kingsbury Hall box office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Tickets for the general public available at the Kingsbury Hall box office and on Kingsbury’s website beginning Saturday, Jan. 11.

Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker, and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has joined dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the best adventure athletes in the world. Chin’s award-winning photos have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and he has directed commercial film projects for a diverse range of clients including Apple, Chase, Pirelli, Red Bull, The North Face, and RSA Films.

Chin’s 2015 film “Meru,” which he co-directed with his wife, filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, won the coveted Audience Documentary Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. In 2019, he and Vasarhelyi won an Oscar for their directorial effort of “Free Solo,” which captures Alex Honnold’s historic ropes-free climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Vasarhelyi’s other films as a director include “Incorruptible” (Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award 2016); “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love” (Oscilloscope Films, 2009), which premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals; “A Normal Life” (Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary 2003); and “Touba” (SXSW, Special Jury Prize Best Cinematography 2013). Vasarhelyi has directed a New York Times Op Doc, an episode for Netflix’s nonfiction design series “Abstract,” and two episodes for ESPN’s new nonfiction series “Enhanced.” She has received grants from the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bertha Britdoc, the William and Mary Greve Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

DinoFest 2020 @ Natural History Museum of Utah
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm
DinoFest 2020 @ Natural History Museum of Utah |  |  |

Join us for a jam-packed DinoFest weekend and discover what caused the extinction of Dinosaurs and other prehistoric lifeforms. Meet leading researchers from around the country. Gain rare access to the Paleo Prep Lab and Paleontology Collections areas. Talk with community partners from the region’s dinosaur research and educational communities. Participate in hands-on activities for the whole family and meet our own Utahceratops roaming the Museum. *Save $2 per ticket when you buy online.

Current Issues in Utah’s Natural Resources @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Jan 28 @ 12:15 pm
Current Issues in Utah’s Natural Resources @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Come hear a lecture about Utah’s Natural Resources by Brian Steed, Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources.

Wasatch Roller Derby 2020 Season Opener @ The Derby Depot
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Wasatch Roller Derby 2020 Season Opener @ The Derby Depot |  |  |

Don’t miss our 2020 season opener!

Join us for a mash-up bout with players from Wasatch Roller Derby, Wasatch Men’s Roller Derby, and the Beehive Skate Revolution. We all want to celebrate the beginning of a new year of roller derby!

The charity for this event is SLC Air Protectors. The SLC Air Protectors is a Native American led inclusive organization founded to address the on-going air pollution crisis in Utah.

Tickets are $10, children 8 and under are free.

Doors open at 6, bout starts at 7.

The Big Thaw @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm
The Big Thaw @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Permafrost–permanently frozen ground that lies under tundra and boreal forests across the Arctic–covers more than 12 percent of the earth’s land. In The Big Thaw, readers meet scientists and students who have been studying the permafrost and what it contains: a vast store of ancient carbon, more than four times the quantity found in all of today’s forests, a ticking “carbon bomb” releasing carbon dioxide and methane as the permafrost thaws. Braving hordes of mosquitoes, quicksand, and extreme temperatures, the researchers are racing against the clock to educate us about the changes we must make to preserve Earth’s carbon balance. In this talk, photographer Chris Linder will share behind-the-scenes stories from his eight field seasons photographing scientists at work in Siberia and Alaska.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Revisited @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Feb 13 @ 12:15 pm
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Revisited @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

The presentation represents the culmination of thirty years of engagement with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Professor Keiter first explored the related GYE and ecosystem management concepts in the late 1980s and recently returned to the GYE to assess what has transpired during the past thirty years, what forces for change have been at work, and where GYE conservation efforts stand today.

Short-eared Owl Grid Survey Training (WAfLS) @ HawkWatch International HQ
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Short-eared Owl Grid Survey Training (WAfLS) @ HawkWatch International HQ |  |  |

Please, join us in an important community science effort to monitor an understudied, and declining, grassland and wetland associated species.

WAfLS (Western Asio flammeus Landscape Study) was initiated in 2015 by the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership and Intermountain Bird Observatory in Idaho. HawkWatch International and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources collaborates with these organizations to survey Short-eared Owl populations in order to establish population estimates that can be used to inform State Wildlife Action Plans.

As the survey expands in geographic scope, HWI will work with our partners in Idaho and other states to prioritize habitats and areas of greatest conservation concern for the species. This project has the potential to begin tracking population trends to better determine the magnitude of population declines, which will determine the urgency of future conservation actions.

This work is of vital importance and we would be honored to have you join us in this timely conservation effort!

Range 2 River Relay @ Utah State Fairpark – West Lot
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Range 2 River Relay @ Utah State Fairpark – West Lot |  |  |

Bike, boat, and run from the Wasatch Range to the Jordan River! The Range 2 River Relay [https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/relay] is light on competition and heavy on fun!

For those looking to build friendships and have family-friendly fun, join the Team Heat! The first Teammate will bike 3.6 miles along City Creek, the second teammate will boat 3.3 miles of the Jordan River, and the final teammate will run 3.4 miles of the Jordan River Trail. For those looking to test their active transportation and outdoor recreation abilities, try the Individual Heat! Individuals are invited to participate in the outlined course as a triathlon. Preview the course: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z2owr4HABJoQ.ksWjvrPcDaoY&usp=sharing.

Enjoy bites, drinks, and tunes, and learn about local causes at the Finish Line Celebration. Spectators can watch as competitors end the bike leg, start the boat leg, and finish the final run leg. Make sure to stay for the crowning of this years’ Range 2 River Relay champions! Everyone is welcome!