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
17
Mon
Hale Centre Theatre’s The Scarlet Pimpernel @ Hale Centre Theatre
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm
Hale Centre Theatre's The Scarlet Pimpernel @ Hale Centre Theatre |  |  |

Embark on a perilous quest with Percy Blakeney and his outlandish troupe to save innocent necks from the blade of Madam Guillotine as The Scarlet Pimpernel returns to Hale Centre Theatre on the Young Living Centre Stage from September 17 – November 24 at the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy. Back by popular demand, the spectacular Broadway musical ignites the Hale’s new Young Living Centre Stage with all the mystique and romance of the classic novel. Tickets are on sale now and sure to sell out for the exciting musical.

The Hale will present more than 75 consecutive performances of The Scarlet Pimpernel for the 2018 Mountain America Credit Union Season of Entertainment. Performance times are 7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and matinees Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. There are no performances on October 31 and November 21 – 22.

Oct
19
Fri
Utah Cann 2018 @ Mountain America Expo Center
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Utah Cann 2018 @ Mountain America Expo Center | Sandy | Utah | United States

Join us October 19th – 20th for Utah’s inaugural Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo at the to learn more about the important issues related to medical cannabis. Topics will include discussions on cannabis medical benefits, Utah’s shifting political landscape, plu scientific and financial trends.

This is a learning experience for all Utahns to become better informed about the positive health and societal benefits of medical cannabis in advance of the historic ballot referendum vote in November.

Both days of the conference will feature exhibition booths from over 50 vendors, local and national keynote speakers, personal testimonials, plus all-star medical and political panelists. High-level breakout sessions will focus on specific topics like investment opportunities, policing and policy, zoning regulations, legal restrictions and boundaries and more.

Friday night will feature special family friendly discussions on topics that touch and affect all Utah families. What will my neighbors think? How do I tell my kids? My parents? What can I do for my sick pet?

Committed speakers include Stormy Simon, Martin A. Lee, Nancy Whiteman and Steve Ottersberg. More names will be released on utahcann.com and our Facebook page soon. Also, watch for announcements regarding keynote priciing and topics.

Oct
20
Sat
Haunted Aquarium @ Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Oct 20 all-day
Haunted Aquarium @ Loveland Living Planet Aquarium | Draper | Utah | United States

Mark your calendars, the Haunted Aquarium is almost here! Starting on Friday, October 12, through Halloween, visit the Aquarium to see fun and spooky decorations lurking throughout our galleries. Plus, join us for special events such as Skeletons diving with the sharks, a scavenger hunt, and special Trick-or-Treating events. Visit our website for details and to plan your visit.

Afro Brazilian Dance Workshops with Dandha Da Hora @ SLC Arts Hub (663 W. 100 S.)
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Afro Brazilian Dance Workshops with Dandha Da Hora @ SLC Arts Hub (663 W. 100 S.) |  |  |

For the first time ever in Utah – Samba Fogo presents the one and only Dandha Da Hora, Afro Brazilian Dance Master!
Born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Dandha Da Hora has been a member of Ilê Aiyê, one of Brazil’s most important musical and cultural institutions, since she was 6 years old. In her teaching, as well as in her performances, Dandha invokes the incredible spirit of Salvaldor, Bahia, Brazil and of Ilê Aiyê. A master dancer and dance teacher, as well as vocalist and percussionist, Dandha honors the incredible gifts of her culture every time she performs. As a lead dancer with Ilê Aiyê and one of the lead vocalists of music group SambaDá (based in Santa Cruz, CA), Dandha has shared the stage with Brazilian stars such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Daniela Mercury.
Class Description:
Dandha’s Afro Brazilian Dance classes are an invitation to explore the rich world of Afro Brazilian Dance traditions with a gifted and dedicated teacher. Her classes focus on folkloric and Orixa-inspired dance, Samba Afro, and samba reggae, as well as other Brazilian dance styles and feature live drumming by talented local musicians. Dandha’s classes welcome students of all levels and backgrounds – everyone will find challenge and inspiration in her dancing and teaching!

Schedule – Two Classes:
Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 1:00-2:30pm
Each class is $20 (sorry, punchcards cannot be used)
Register online here: http://sambafogo.com/event/dandha-da-hora-workshop/
You can also register in person with cash, check or card at the workshops.

An Afternoon with JOHN SCALZI! Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
An Afternoon with JOHN SCALZI! Part of UHBF @ Weller Book Works |  |  |

Join Wellers on October 20 at 2 PM as we welcome celebrated author John Scalzi to the store for a reading and signing of The Consuming Fire! Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival!

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi is the dazzling follow-up to The Collapsing Empire – a space opera in a universe on the brink of destruction.

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional pathway between the stars, is disappearing, leaving planets stranded. Billions of lives will be lost – unless desperate measures can be taken.

Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures. But it’s not that easy. There are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth – or an opportunity for them to ascend to power.

While Grayland prepares for disaster, others prepare for civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as between spaceships. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy . . . and all of human civilization is at stake.

John Scalzi is a New York Times best seller in fiction. Awards won include the Hugo, the Locus, the Audie, the Seiun and the Kurd Lasswitz. He is the recipient of the 2016 Governors Award for the Arts in Ohio. His works are translated into 20+ languages. Mr. Scalzi is the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series. He is the writer for the video game Midnight Star, by Industrial Toys, and is the former president (7/10 – 6/13) of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mr. Scalzi is also the Executive Producer for Old Man’s War and The Collapsing Empire, both currently in development for television.

Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival!

The Rocky Horror Show @ Grand Theatre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Grand Theatre |  |  |

When a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, innocently set out to visit an old professor, a thunderstorm and a flat-tire lead them to seek help at the castle of the alien, transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. As Brad and Janet are swept up into Frank ‘N’ Furter’s latest experiment, the night’s misadventures will cause them to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other and love. This humorous tribute to the classic B Sci-Fi films and horror genre, with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, is a wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY by Halley Feiffer @ Salt Lake Acting Company
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY by Halley Feiffer @ Salt Lake Acting Company | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Salt Lake Acting Company is delighted to present the Utah premiere of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY by Halley Feiffer (daughter of famed satirist and cartoonist Jules Feiffer and New Yorker columnist Jenny Allen); a play the New York Times calls, “as deeply felt as its name is long.” playing September 12-October 21, 2018.

An unlikely pair meets in an unlikely place for romance: the bedsides of their dying mothers, who are sharing a room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Karla is a loud, crass comedian, trying to get her act together; Don is a meek, sad super-nerd, dealing with the challenges of single parenting. They couldn’t be more different, except that they are sharing one of the most difficult and personal experiences a person can have – losing their mothers.
See the show that reviewers are calling “a fantastically performed and directed show full of hilarity” (UTBA) and a “staggering production goes places that few in Utah will go, and does so with wit, wisdom, and a fair amount of daring” (Front Row Reviewers of Utah).
PERFORMS:
September 12 – October 21, 2018
Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Additional performances: September 22 @ 2 p.m., September 25 @ 7:30 p.m., October 2 @ 7:30 p.m., October 13 @ 2 p.m.

Single tickets range from $25 – $44, depending on the performance. Student, Senior, and 30 & Under discounts are available. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. Subscribers always pay the lowest price.

tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org

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

The Rocky Horror Show @ Grand Theatre
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Rocky Horror Show @ Grand Theatre |  |  |

When a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, innocently set out to visit an old professor, a thunderstorm and a flat-tire lead them to seek help at the castle of the alien, transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. As Brad and Janet are swept up into Frank ‘N’ Furter’s latest experiment, the night’s misadventures will cause them to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other and love. This humorous tribute to the classic B Sci-Fi films and horror genre, with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, is a wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe @ Salt Lake Acting Company
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe @ Salt Lake Acting Company | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Salt Lake Acting Company is delighted to present the Utah premiere of THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe. This Pulitzer Prize Finalist is playing October 10 – November 11, 2018.

These warriors are ready to take on any comer. Their minds move at warp speed, their emotions jostle for position, their bodies are fine-tuned, and their hormones are raging. It’s war out there on the girls’ soccer field. Get ready for The Wolves.

“The Wolves” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

PERFORMANCES:
October 10 – November 11, 2018
Wednesdays – Saturdays @ 7:30 pm, Sundays @ 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Additional performances: October 20 @ 2 pm, October 23 @ 7:30 pm, October 30 @ 7:30 pm, November 10 @ 2 pm

Single tickets range from $25 – $44, depending on the performance. Student, Senior, and 30 & Under discounts are available. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. Subscribers always pay the lowest price.

tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org

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

Tigers Be Still @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
Tigers Be Still @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center  | New York | New York | United States

Pygmalion Theatre Company begins its 2018/2019 season with “Tigers Be Still,” directed by Elizabeth Golden, from Oct. 19 – Nov. 3. A comedy about depression; Sherry Wickman finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed, and back at home after earning her master’s degree in art therapy. When Sherry gets hired as a substitute art teacher, things begin to brighten up. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her very first therapy patient would do just one of his take-home assignments, her new boss would leave his gun at home, and someone could catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just fine.

Good Standing @ Plan-B Theatre Company in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Good Standing @ Plan-B Theatre Company in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

A gay Mormon faces excommunication in a “court of love” a week after of marrying the man of his dreams.

A solo play about faith, hope and catharsis.

Jesse Colin Young @ Egyptian Theatre
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Jesse Colin Young @ Egyptian Theatre |  |  |

Americana singer and songwriter and founder of The Youngbloods comes to the Egyptian Theatre October 18th through the 20th. 8pm shows, no opener. For 50 years Jesse Colin Young has been singing songs about peace, relationships and the environment. His musical style is now considered Americana, but in fact it’s his unique fusion of jazz, blues, folk and rock with an emphasis on his extraordinary voice that makes his signature sound. Known for “Get Together”, “Ridgetop”, and “Darkness, Darkness”. Reduced pricing offered Thursday!
TICKETS:
Thursday: House $39, Front-of House $49, Cabaret $65
Friday & Saturday: House $43, Front-of-House $53, Cabaret $70
$5 MORE Purchased at the Door.
NO TAXES or SERVICE FEES
All Sales are Final. No Refunds.
Call the box office for exchange policy.
Reserve tickets at ParkCityShows.com or 435-649-9371

Oct
22
Mon
Desert Cabal Discussion with Amy Irvine @ Utah Valley University
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Desert Cabal Discussion with Amy Irvine @ Utah Valley University  |  |  |

Come grab your copy of Desert Cabal!

Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness turns 50 this fall, and is due for a celebration and a talking to. In Desert Cabal, Amy Irvine helps to make contemporary the dated, white male narrative that is still very much at the heart of today’s wilderness movement—even as she celebrates the lens through which Abbey taught so many to love the wild remains of the nation. From a quiet solitude to a roaring cabal, Ed Abbey has met his match in Amy Irvine.

Mostly White Discussion with Alison Hart @ Salt Lake City Public Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mostly White Discussion with Alison Hart @ Salt Lake City Public Library |  |  |

Alison Hart discusses her new book, Mostly White, a story that spans four generations of a mixed-race family. This book is a powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian Residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.

Alison Hart studied theater at New York University and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies as a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish, and English woman of color. Her poetry collection Temp Words was published by Cosmo Press in 2015, and her poems appear in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016) and elsewhere.

For more information on this event, please visit: https://bit.ly/2MkVAkk

This event is made possible with support from the Torrey House Press, The City Library, and Utah Humanities.

Oct
23
Tue
Puppy Start Right Preschool Classes @ Humane Society of Utah
Oct 23 all-day
Puppy Start Right Preschool Classes @ Humane Society of Utah |  |  |

Did you know that socialization is the most important thing you can provide for your puppy? Proper socialization should occur before training begins, and must be provided during a critical developmental period that will shape the dog’s behavior for the rest of their life!
Do you want to provide your new best friend with a solid foundation? Do you want to prevent future behavior problems before they start? In this class, you will learn how to positively socialize your puppy and communicate effectively with your new family member. Your puppy will have the chance to learn how to play appropriately with classmates, have positive exposure to new things, meet new people, and you will learn a problem-solving approach to common puppy behaviors.

Five classes beginning
Tuesday, Oct. 23 • from 6 pm-7 pm
(Tuesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 20)
Cost: $115*
* Includes: Five classes, Puppy Start Right manual by Karen Pryor, clicker, treat pouch and treats.
Save $20 with promo code NKUTHSU if you adopted your puppy from an NKUT Coalition Partner. Click HERE to view partners.

The Humane Society of Utah is a local, private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Who should attend? Puppies

7- 16 weeks old by the class start date.
Deemed healthy by a veterinarian.
Be current on vaccinations.
Have been in their home for at least 10 days. (10 days is the incubation period for many viruses.)
Humans

The entire family is encouraged to attend.
Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Children under 8 should have two adults present so that one adult can supervise the children and the other can supervise the puppy.
Please do not bring your puppy if they are exhibiting any signs of illness.

This class is not intended for older puppies or puppies with severe behavior problems. For questions, contact Behavior@utahhumane.org.

Instructed by
Anjela Sullenger, KPA-CTP
HSU Behavior and Training Manager