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SLCene Suggests: 5 Tips for Your Week

by on March 28, 2012

Looking for something to do? Check out a few things that will take you through the weekend.

Lucero at The Urban Lounge, Wednesday, March 28, 9 p.m., $20

The Memphis-based Lucero has delivered a series of strong albums since being hailed as kings of their local scene–no small feat in a music town like Memphis–for leader Ben Nichols’ gritty roots-rock. After years as indie darlings, the band hit the major-label scene with 2009’s 1372 Overton Park, and this month released the spit-polished Women & Work, a sonic leap forward that retains Nichols working-class attitude. Larry & His Flask open the show.

Laughing Stock at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theater, Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.

This excellent comedy penned by Pioneer’s own artistic director, Charles Morey, is an excellent show for theater lovers, full of laughs and heart. Here’s my review of the show.

Salt 5: David Everett Artist Talk at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Friday, March 30, 7 p.m., free

You can hear UMFA’s latest Salt artist talk about his inspiration with Jill Dawsey, formerly of UMFA and currently the associate curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Everett’s work includes various media, from photography and video to installation, with much of it focused on “personal meaning found in public areas,” according to the UMFA. Everett’s show will be on display until July 29.

Garfunkel & Oates at Wiseguys West Valley City, Friday, March 30-Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m., $20

This duo of actresses/singers Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci pens hilarious, quirky tunes that you can find on their album Slippery When Moist. They killed as guests at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, the Wall Street Journal dubbed them “the female Flight of the Conchords,” and you have four chances to see them this weekend.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s Cabaret of Fools at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 31,6:30 p.m., $85

I’ve had the chance to attend this swank soiree a few times, and it’s always a blast, one of the best fundraisers of the SLC arts community. Excellent food, cocktails, dance performances, an auction full of worthy items and a chance to dress up and get a little fancy for a night. And all for a good cause, celebrating and supporting Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.

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