Community Calendar

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 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.

Technical issues? Please email comments@kcpw.org.

Apr
21
Fri
Frames of Reference: Stories of Individuation Captured in Light @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Frames of Reference: Stories of Individuation Captured in Light @ Utah Museum of Contemporary Art |  |  |

Join us for a final immersive evening of story, art, poetry and live music at UMOCA as we conclude Season 14.

As we conclude our season of rebirth, for our 13th and final event, we invite you to experience a unique and immersive evening as a community. Three local photographers will dialogue pivotal moments of individuation, moments that stop time and create a before and after, moments captured on film.

Opening Poet: Chelsea Guevara
Live Music: Christine Baird

Featured Photographers & Presenters:
Christian West
Brett Colvin
Kelley Hannah

Schedule:
6:30-7:00 pm Live Music & Mingle
7:00-8:30 pm Presentation
8:30-9:00 pm Community Social

Apr
22
Sat
Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids 2023 @ Viridian Event Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids 2023 @ Viridian Event Center |  |  |

Journey with us as Utah Film Center explores “Our Magical World” at its 12th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids — April 22nd & 23rd at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.

In this two-day, family-friendly event, kids are encouraged to be curious and take charge of their creative learning. Tumbleweeds welcome kids ages 4 and up to experience storytelling through cutting-edge animation, short and feature-length films, enriching workshops taught by industry professionals, and interactive activities that provide hands-on experience for all creators.

Whether you have a budding filmmaker or an energetic content creator, come and discover all that is magical and charming in the imagination of adventurous minds!

— Watch kid-friendly films from all around the world
— Join one of the many workshops that teach camera use, drone filming, green screen,
editing, animation, video game design and much more!
— Step into the festival clubhouse where kids of all ages can stay busy

Check out the scheduled films and workshops at: https://tumbleweedskids.org/

May
1
Mon
One-Day Screenwriting Intensive Workshop with Award-Winning Screenwriter @ Broadway Media Building
May 1 all-day
One-Day Screenwriting Intensive Workshop with Award-Winning Screenwriter @ Broadway Media Building |  |  |

This one-day intensive screenwriting workshop is led by ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch and Sundance award-winning screenwriter Skye Emerson.

Whether you’re new to screenwriting or have several completed scripts under your belt, Utah Film Center Screenwriting Workshop is the perfect place to hone the foundational skills and processes necessary to seamlessly craft your next feature or television screenplay.

This one-day intensive workshop is led by ISA Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch and Sundance award-winning screenwriter Skye Emerson. The educational screenwriting series consists of presentations, scene analysis, writing assignments, lectures, discussions, and script workshopping, all designed to advance your story and skillsets to the next level.

This workshop series takes place Monday, May 1st from 6-10 PM at the Utah Artist Foundry located in the Broadway Media Building at 50 W Broadway #1125 Downtown Salt Lake.

$120 FOR NONMEMBERS AND $80 FOR MEMBERS

Sign up HERE for the Screenwriting Workshop

About the instructor:
Skye Emerson is an award-winning screenwriter who was most recently named to the International Screenwriter’s Association’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch list. She received the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and is the grand prize winner of ISA’s Emerging Screenwriters Competition. Skye holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.

May
5
Fri
League of Women Voters of Salt Lake 30th State of the Community Luncheon – Our Bodies. Our Rights An Owner’s Manual from Experience @ Little America Hotel
May 5 @ 11:00 am
League of Women Voters of Salt Lake 30th State of the Community Luncheon - Our Bodies. Our Rights An Owner's Manual from Experience @ Little America Hotel  |  |  |

Join LWVSL May 5 at 11 am for the 30th State of the Community Luncheon to hear our keynote speaker is Karrie Galloway, retired executive director of Planned Parenthood Utah. With the Trigger Ban set to go into effect, you won’t want to miss this! You can buy tickets here.
https://www.lwvsl.org/community-luncheon

May
6
Sat
Parkinson’s, Sleep and Me @ Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
May 6 all-day
Parkinson's, Sleep and Me @ Salt Lake City Marriott University Park |  |  |

Join us at the Rocky Mountain Parkinson’s Symposium for the educational program Parkinson’s, Sleep, and Me. Getting adequate rest and sleep is an important component of overall health and quality of life. Parkinson’s disease (PD) creates many challenges to getting a good night’s sleep, both for the person with Parkinson’s and the caregiver. This program provides information on how Parkinson’s disease affects sleep, and ways you can get a better night’s sleep while living with PD.

Speakers
Kathleen McKee, MD, MPH, Intermountain Neuroscience Institute
Melissa Mauchley, LCSW, MSW, University of Utah

May
12
Fri
Reflections of the Life, Art, and Illness of John Kaly @ Publik Coffee Roasters
May 12 – May 13 all-day
Reflections of the Life, Art, and Illness of John Kaly @ Publik Coffee Roasters |  |  |

Art Auction and Open House from 3:00p-9:00p, with a program from 7:00p-8:00p
All proceeds to benefit the Bateman Horne Center’s mission to give relief to all those with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses.
Masks and carpooling strongly encouraged.

Jun
9
Fri
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Tracy Aviary
Jun 9 all-day
Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Tracy Aviary |  |  |

Friday, June 9th at 7:30 pm the Black, Bold & Brilliant Series and Outdoor Auntie in partnership with Tracy Aviary are proud to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival outdoor film screening showcasing a selection of films that celebrate Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ communities engaging with outdoor sports, public lands, and environmental activism.

All tickets include admission to Tracy Aviary and will be donated to Outdoor Afro National and Black, Bold & Brilliant. We’ll have food and refreshments for purchase at the Bird Feeder Cafe. Come early to check out the birds and stay for the film.

– Doors open at 7:30 pm — film screening will begin at dusk (approx. 9:15 pm)
– Bring your own blankets and chairs
– Event is 21+ only

You can find out more about this event at:

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL (IN-PERSON)

Jun
14
Wed
“Squaring the Circle (The Story of HIpgnosis)” a Free Film Screening & Post Discussion @ The City Library
Jun 14 all-day
"Squaring the Circle (The Story of HIpgnosis)" a Free Film Screening & Post Discussion @ The City Library |  |  |

Calling all music lovers to come and join the Utah Film Center on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 pm at The City Library in Downtown Salt Lake for a free film screening of Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis).

Presented as part of the Utah Film Center’s Through the Lens Series and in partnership with KUER’s Radiowest, Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) is a documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the duo who created some of the most recognizable album covers in history like Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Hipgnosis went from making covers for their mates (the likes of David Gilmour and Syd Barrett) to establishing themselves as the driving force behind visual identities of some of the most popular artists of the 1970s (think Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney). Their methods were unconventional, their budgets often unreasonable, but they were fearless visionaries who artfully manipulated photographic images long before computer graphics became ubiquitous.

After the screening will be a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio with producers Trish D. Chetty and Ged Doherty and local artist Jann Haworth, co-creator of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Register for this Free event at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/squaring-the-circle-the-story-of-hipgnosis/

Jun
16
Fri
The Bellwether International Symposium on Bridging the Religious Divide @ Little Amercia Hotel
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Bellwether International Symposium on Bridging the Religious Divide @ Little Amercia Hotel |  |  |

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy presents The Bellwether International Symposium on Bridging the Religious Divide, which welcomes leading global experts to explore critical questions about what religious freedom means in Utah, the nation, and around the world.

This symposium aims to bring leading experts, academics, policymakers, researchers, authors, and activists together to explore the complexity and intersectionality of this topic through the following subthemes:

– Deconstruction of the term “Religious Freedom” on a global scale
– Preventing religious threats that lead to extremism in the United States
– Building bridges across faiths by understanding and respecting difference

With an anticipated attendance of more than 200 individuals, the Bridging The Religious Divide Symposium will strengthen the collective impact by bringing together people who work or are interested in this topic daily. Furthermore, benefits to symposium attendees include:

– Expanding their knowledge of the subject
– Obtaining new tools, resources, and best practices
– Meeting and networking with those working in or interested in this field
– Engaging in immediate call-to-actions that funnel their passion into action

Guest Speakers:

– Aaron Sherinian
– Rabbi David Saperstein
– Dalia Fahmy
– Elizabeth Clark
– Marian Edmons-Allen
– Rachel Miner

Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park presented by Utah Film Center @ Liberty Park
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park presented by Utah Film Center @ Liberty Park |  |  |

As summer brings us those long sunshine-filled days, Utah Film Center is excited to announce the return of its Free Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Pull out your favorite blanket, grab those delicious treats, and enjoy the long-awaited soft warm breezes of a perfect Utah summer night.

Each week will take you on an epic journey — riding whitewater in the world’s deepest canyon, help a fearless shell look for its home, swoon with comic book nerds looking for love, and take risks with a big-hearted Australian environmentalist who has even bigger fishy friends. We’ll also be exploring the magic of cinema with legendary rock and soul icons, two volcanologists, and a breakdance crew that is hotter than a St. George day in August.

Friday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm

Little Richard: I Am Everything

Like a quasar burning past the gaslight, director Lisa Cortés’ eye-opening documentary explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music. Little Richard: I Am Everything shines a clarifying light on the Black, queer origins of rock ’n’ roll, and establishes the genre’s big bang: Richard Wayne Penniman. Testimonials from legendary musicians and cultural figures, Black and queer scholars, Penniman’s family and friends, and interviews with the artist himself all exuberantly reclaim a history that was willfully appropriated by white artists and institutions.

You can find more information about the film screening and movie trailer at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/little-richard-i-am-everything/

– Doors open at 8 pm
– Movies begin at dusk

Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park.

Jun
23
Fri
2023 Utah Arts Festival @ Library Square
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 10:00 am
2023 Utah Arts Festival @ Library Square |  |  |

Join us for the 47th annual Utah Arts Festival, June 23-25. We invite our community to browse and buy art, catch a short film, get inspired by local poets, enjoy some tasty treats, and listen to great live music, all in one place. This year experiencing the vibes couldn’t be any easier with online ticketing, a new downloadable Festival app, and free UTA fare with every Festival ticket.

For those music lovers, this year the Festival offers a unique mix of headliners and featured artists, including, Adeem the Artist, Joslyn and the Sweet Compression, Los Mocochetes, Tony Holiday and the Soul Service, (plus more to be announced shortly). We also welcome back fan-favorite Lyrics Born, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, and Repertory Dance Theatre.

Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park presented by Utah Film Center @ Liberty Park
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park presented by Utah Film Center @ Liberty Park |  |  |

As summer brings us those long sunshine-filled days, Utah Film Center is excited to announce the return of its Free Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Pull out your favorite blanket, grab those delicious treats, and enjoy the long-awaited soft warm breezes of a perfect Utah summer night.

Each week will take you on an epic journey — riding whitewater in the world’s deepest canyon, help a fearless shell look for its home, swoon with comic book nerds looking for love, and take risks with a big-hearted Australian environmentalist who has even bigger fishy friends. We’ll also be exploring the magic of cinema with legendary rock and soul icons, two volcanologists, and a breakdance crew that is hotter than a St. George day in August.

Friday, June 23 @ 8:00 pm

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

You can find more information about the FREE film screening and movie trailer at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/marcel-the-shell-with-shoes-on/

– Doors open at 8 pm
– Movies begin at dusk

Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park.

Jun
30
Fri
Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park presented by Utah Film Center @ Liberty Park
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park presented by Utah Film Center @ Liberty Park |  |  |

As summer brings us those long sunshine-filled days, Utah Film Center is excited to announce the return of its Free Outdoor Summer Film Series at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Pull out your favorite blanket, grab those delicious treats, and enjoy the long-awaited soft warm breezes of a perfect Utah summer night.

Each week will take you on an epic journey — riding whitewater in the world’s deepest canyon, help a fearless shell look for its home, swoon with comic book nerds looking for love, and take risks with a big-hearted Australian environmentalist who has even bigger fishy friends. We’ll also be exploring the magic of cinema with legendary rock and soul icons, two volcanologists, and a breakdance crew that is hotter than a St. George day in August.

Friday, June 30 @ 8:00 pm

Godspeed, Los Polacos!

Film Synopsis: During the Cold War, Poland’s youth looked for any way to break away from the monotony of life under Communist rule. In the City of Krakow, a group of university students formed a kayaking club as a tool to explore their local rivers and avoid participation in Communist parades and rallies.

Godspeed, Los Polacos! follows an epic two-year journey that culminates in a record-breaking first descent of the world’s deepest canyon, and finds the kayakers in Soviet cross-hairs after they leverage their newfound fame to fight for democracy in their homeland.

You can find more information about the FREE film screening and movie trailer at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/godspeed-los-polacos/

– Doors open at 8 pm
– Movies begin at dusk

Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park.

Jul
12
Wed
Utah Film Center’s Through the Lens presents “Users” a Free Film Screening & Discussion @ The City Library
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Utah Film Center's Through the Lens presents "Users" a Free Film Screening & Discussion @ The City Library |  |  |

Join Utah Film Center on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm at The City Library in Downtown Salt Lake for a free film screening of Sundance film winner, “Users”.

“Users” begins with a mother questioning – will my children love the perfect machines more than they love me, their imperfect mother? She pushes the button and a smart crib lulls her crying baby to sleep, flawlessly every time. This question guides her inquiry into the intimate relationship we have with technology that is increasingly driving all aspects of our society.

“Users” traverse places ranging from the largest indoor vertical farm in the world to the perfect artificial wave, from an IVF embryo lab to a fiber optic cable landing. The invisible infrastructure that we all rely on is made visible. Our reliance on machines and our alienation from each other is palatable. Urgent global issues like climate change and privacy are explored from the intimate perspective of a mother thinking, worrying and loving her children.

After the screening will be a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio with film director Natalia Almada.

Register for this Free event at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/users/
Watch the movie trailer at: https://youtu.be/i_aKfscaIfM

Jul
14
Fri
Summer Outdoor Film Series at Liberty Park presents Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls @ Liberty Park
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
Summer Outdoor Film Series at Liberty Park presents Erin's Guide to Kissing Girls @ Liberty Park |  |  |

As summer brings us those long sunshine-filled days, Utah Film Center is excited to announce the return of its Free Summer Outdoor Film Series at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Pull out your favorite blanket, grab those delicious treats, and enjoy the long-awaited soft warm breezes of a perfect Utah summer night.

Every Friday night this Summer you will take an epic journey– riding whitewater in the world’s deepest canyon, helping a fearless shell look for its home, swooning over comic book nerds looking for love, and taking risks with a big-hearted Australian environmentalist who has even bigger fishy friends. We’ll also be exploring the magic of cinema with legendary rock and soul icons, two volcanologists, and a breakdance crew that is hotter than a St. George day in August.

Friday, July 14th @ 8 pm
Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls

Film Synopsis:

As middle school is ending, Erin, the only out person in her grade, and Liz, fellow comic nerd and track star, find their friendship tested when Liz is accepted to private school and Erin falls hard for new girl and ex child-star, Sydni. Erin believes the only way to save herself from certain doom is to ask Sydni to the big dance, but the plan goes awry when she starts to lose Liz along the way.

You can find more information about the film screening at:https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/erins-guide-to-kissing-girls/

View the movie Trailer at: https://youtu.be/D-O-e7apsx4

Doors open at 8 pm
Movies begin at dusk
Reserve your FREE spot at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/event/erins-guide-to-kissing-girls/

Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park.

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