Apr. 23 – May 8
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Peggy Sawyer is a small-town chorus girl, new to the Big Apple, dreaming of making it big on Broadway. As a young hoofer, she learns the ropes—and taps her toes off—when the scheduled star of a new musical is suddenly out of commission the week before opening night. Featuring one show-stopping number after another, 42nd Street will leave you singing and tap-dancing in the aisles. For more information visit Pioneer Theatre Company or call (801) 581-6961.
UMFA ARTIST TALK: A CONVERSATION WITH ADRIANA LARA
Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.
Join Jill Dawsey, UMFA acting chief curator/curator of modern and contemporary art, for a conversation with Mexico City based salt 1 artist, Adriana Lara. Learn about Lara’s artistic practice and philosophy in this free public program, and be among the first to experience salt 1 and Las Artes de México. For more information contact Shelbey Peterson at (801) 581-7332 or visit the UMFA online.
DO UTAH’S DELEGATES REPRESENT UTAH VOTERS?
Thursday, May 6, 11:00 p.m.
KUED Channel 7 TV
Taped April 27, KUED will air this discussion which is in response to the groundbreaking survey, Utah Priorities, a special Utah Foundation project aimed at pinpointing what the people—including delegates and registered voters—feel are the top issues facing the state of Utah. Issues include education, climate change, illegal immigration, taxes, gay rights, ethics, states’ rights, guns, and the U.S. Senate race. The survey posed the same questions to registered voters of Republican, Democrat and non-affiliated parties and to the delegates who represent them. The responses given by voters did not always match those given by their representatives. Panelists include: Kirk Jowers, director, Hinckley Institute of Politics; Dan Jones, U of U political science professor and president, Dan Jones and Associates; and Stephen J. Kroes, president, Utah Foundation.
BALLET: GRADUATING STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE
Thursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Marriott Center for Dance Theatre
Always an audience favorite, graduating BFA and MFA ballet students present an evening of their own works in culmination of their studies in the department. For more information about this free performance contact Glenda Holt at (801) 581-8231 or visit the Department of Ballet.
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT AND CONVOCATION EXERCISES
Friday, May 7, 9:00 a.m.
Jon M. Huntsman Center
University of Utah Commencement/Convocation Exercises will be on Friday, May 7, 2010 for all University graduates except graduates of the College of Law (May 14) and the School of Medicine (May 22). This year’s commencement speaker will be Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr., former Utah governor and the current United States ambassador to China. More information about Commencement is online.
RED BUTTE GARDEN BONSAI SHOW
Red Butte Garden
Explore the millennia-old art form of bonsai at Red Butte Garden as members of the Bonsai Club of Utah display trees from their collections, answer questions, and demonstrate different bonsai techniques. Trees and supplies will be available for purchase. For more information contact Bryn Ramjoue at (801) 585-0556 or visit Red Butte Garden.
FIRST ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CURE FOR OVARIAN CANCER
Saturday, May 8, 8:00 a.m. (registration)
Harley-Davidson parking lot (2928 S. State St.)
Four years ago, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology created the Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research fund to raise monies in order to increase awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer and other gynecologic cancers. The goals of the fund are to educate and improve the care of women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers and focus on innovative research in the field of gynecologic cancers. Ovarian Cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers), but ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. For more information about the ride, contact the Dept. of OB/GYN and Division of Gynecologic Oncology or contact Renee A. Chase at 801-585-0067.
THE 7 DOMAINS OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
Wednesday, May 12, 5:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South)
The Center of Excellence in Women’s Health believes that a woman’s health is determined by her physical and emotional health, as well as social-cultural, spiritual, financial, intellectual and environmental factors. To celebrate National Women’s Health Week, the Center of Excellence has brought together experts in each of the seven domains of women’s health for a unique event devoted to women’s wellness. This event will give participants an understanding of optimal health and empower them to take charge of their own wellbeing. For more information contact Leanne Johnston at (801) 524-8200 or visit National Women’s Health Week.
CRITICAL RACE STUDIES IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE
James Talmage Building
The conference will include research presentations by faculty and students from the U of U as well as over 20 other campuses across the country. Students, faculty, and staff can attend the conference free-of-charge, but seating is limited and registration is required.
Additionally, on May 12, two pre-conference panels will be presented on “Challenges to Affirmative Action: A National Perspective for Utah,” from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). A reception will follow from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. More information is available online.
UMFA THIRD SATURDAY ACTIVITY FOR FAMILIES: T-SHIRTS
Saturday, May 15, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Community: Eat, Work, Play is a collaborative exhibition between the UMFA and Lincoln Elementary School. Students were asked to investigate, through paint, the importance of eating, working, and playing in their Salt Lake community. Celebrate their work and be inspired to create your own. For more information contact Shelbey Peterson at (801) 581-7332 or visit the UMFA online.
SEEDS OF REMEMBRANCE
Tuesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Education Building
Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program through the College of Nursing will host its annual Seeds of Remembrance event which is an opportunity for people who have lost a loved one to gather for a presentation on grief while commemorating the memory of their loved one. Vickie and A.J. Walker will discuss how, in February 2007 their lives were forever changed when a gunman opened fire at Trolley Square. Vickie’s husband, Jeff, was killed by the gunman and A.J. was critically injured. Three years later, Vickie and A.J. will offer their perspective on managing the grief process while keeping the memory of a deceased loved one alive. For more information contact Shawna Rees at (801) 585-9522.
ANNUAL DRESS 4 SUCCESS CLOTHING DRIVE
Friday, May 21, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University Student Apartments, 1945 Sunnyside Ave. (850 S.)
Donations for the annual Dress for Success clothing drive can be dropped off curb-side at University Student Apartments. Clothes for men, women, plus-sizes, maternity, and children are needed. Shoes, ties, belts, jewelry, handbags, hats, and socks are also appreciated. Clothes should be clean and in good condition. Donations will benefit: Women Helping Women Clothing Closet, The Road Home, Crossroads Urban Center, and Alliance House Clubhouse Closet. For more information contact Rebecca Dowdell at (801) 581-5621.