SPEED: THE ART OF THE PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILE
June 2 – Sept. 16
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
The UMFA will offer U staff, faculty, and students discounted tickets to Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile. Racing onto campus on June 2, Speed will showcase 19 of the world’s finest and fastest automobiles. The exhibition will feature a century of legends on wheels, ranging from the 1957 Jaguar XK-SS Roadster (once owned by Steve McQueen) to the 1938 Mormon Meteor III–the famous Bonneville racer that holds more long distance speed records than any other automobile in history. Each car exemplifies premier aerodynamics, engineering, and design of its era. U of U faculty and staff will receive $5 off the regular ticket price of $18. Tickets are now on sale and must be purchased in person with a valid UCard at the Union or the UMFA. More information is online or contact Shelby Lang at 801-581-7332.
“WHO LIKES SHORT SHORTS?” FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Fort Douglas Post Theatre
The 2012 festival will feature two days of events beginning Friday at 7 p.m. with an exclusive Utah Filmmaker’s Meet and Greet that is free to the public, followed by a screening of “Boardshorts.” On Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m. a “Best of Short Shorts” screening will be followed at 6 p.m. by a Short Shorts filmmaker panel discussion featuring Marshall Moore from the Utah Film Commission and several other industry experts. At 8 p.m. the official spring screening gets underway. More information is available online or by contacting Ian Scharine at 801-558-7766.
TRANSIT OF VENUS VIEWING PARTY
Tuesday, June 5, 3-9 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah
Join the Natural History Museum of Utah for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the planet Venus passing directly between the sun and the Earth. The transit of Venus won’t happen again until 2117. This family-friendly event features transit of Venus viewing opportunities, a chance to win free telescopes, and hands-on activities for families. Free solar glasses to the first 200 admitted guests. More information is available online or by contacting Stephanie Smith at 801-581-8909.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY: BACK TO OUR GRASSROOTS
Saturday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
College of Social Work
Help the College of Social Work celebrate its 75th anniversary with a day of service. Select one of four partner sites for a morning of volunteering and helping the community, then visit the college for a barbecue lunch. These free events are open to family and friends of all ages. More information is available online or by contacting Irene Ota at 801-585-1267.
VIOLINIST TIM FAIN IN CONCERT
Tuesday, June19, 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Violinist Tim Fain will be at the U as part of the annual Summer Chamber Music Workshop for students across the region. Fain’s residency will include a guest artist recital with distinguished faculty pianist Heather Conner. Fain was most recently seen on screen and heard on the soundtrack of the new hit film Black Swan, and heard as the sound of Richard Gere’s violin in Fox Searchlight’s feature film Bee Season. For more information call 801-581-6762.