Happy Wednesday, Salt Lake City! Let’s start this day. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city today.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Cloud and sun intervals. High: 71 Low: 50.
Here are the top five stories in Salt Lake City today:
- A the red carpet event was held in Salt Lake City this week, the screening of an upcoming television series starring Oscar-nominated Andrew Garfield. The limited series is based on John Krakauer’s best-selling book, Under the Banner of Heaven, and delves into the infamous murders of Brenda Lafferty and her infant daughter in Utah, at the hands of two of her brothers-in-law driven by radical beliefs and a so-called “suppression revelation”. (FOX 13 Utah News)
- City Brew Tours, the company that offers food and educational tours to local breweries in cities across the country, has opened a tour in Salt Lake City for its latest expansion. the The $75-per-ticket “Sip of Salt Lake” tour takes attendees to at least four Salt Lake breweries with more expected in the coming months. City Brew Tours founder Chad Brodsky noted that “Salt Lake City is a mecca for craft beerand that, coupled with the city’s proximity to ski resorts, outdoor recreation and national parks, it’s a perfect fit. (ABC4.com)
- The shortcut that commuters take from downtown to points north that goes up State Street to the Capitol and veers onto Victory Road to 300 W/Beck Street and to I-15 will no longer be a convenient passageway, at least for now. Construction to replace the century-old water and sewer pipes began this week and construction crews have completely blocked traffic from ascending the hill to the capital. The recommendation is to find a different route and stick to it until at least August. (KSL.com)
Today in Salt Lake City:
- Taste up to 16 different local craft beers around SLC while enjoying a delicious lunch and round-trip transport with this insider’s look at how four different local Salt Lake City breweries create their signature beers. It’s the City Brew Tour. (11:00)
- Excellence in the Community presents Q’d Up at the Gallivan Center, a celebrating saxophonist Ray Smith retiring after 40 years teaching and leading the BYU jazz program. (7:30 p.m.)
- Be comfortable and confident on the dance floor in 6 weeks, Two Flame Tango Brings Zero to Tango Class to Salt Lake City School of Dance, from tonight. (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- New mural alert! Four Design Studio students designed and painted a new mural on the building with the help of ! You won’t miss it! (Downtown SLC)
- Residents of Sugar House at 1100 East between Ramona Ave and Wilson Ave are invited to join the project team online Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss planned changes to on-street parking and bike lanes at 1100 East between Ramona Avenue and Wilson Avenue as part of the construction of the 1100 E/Highland Drive project in 2023. Register in advance for the zoom link here. (SLC Movements)
- Notice to the runners of the 9 row! Our annual spring maintenance project is complete and 9 Line Bike Park is now open. As a reminder, the 900 S is currently under construction and no parking is available along the road. When visiting the park, limited parking is available on 700 W. (Salt Lake City Public Lands)
- Celebrate Eid al-Fitr with the City Library’s take-out kit filled with colorful activities for the family. This year we have two different kits available: Intro, for those new to Eid, and Enhanced, for those already celebrating the holiday. Each kit includes a craft activity and other accessories. You can pick up your kit at any municipal library from Monday, April 25, while supplies last. Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of Fasting, marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and is filled with peace, joy and festivity. Eid al-Fitr begins at sunset on May 2 and ends the following evening. (The municipal library)
- “Congratulations to our tenor Resident artist Daniel O’Hearn for his participation in the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition final! It has been an honor to work with Daniel over the past two years and see his drive, drive, empathy and growth as an artist.” (Utah Opera)
- “It’s 1897, and the premiere of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 was a disaster. The conductor was drunk (and probably incompetent), Rimsky-Korsakov didn’t find it ‘pleasant’, that was probably the nicest thing anyone said about it. This resulted in a deep three-year depression from which emerged Rachmaninoff’s most enduring masterpiece.. Can’t remember the melody? Here is an excerpt from the last time we played it at the Maurice Abravanel hall. Don’t miss this moving ride on April 29-30″ (Utah Symphony)
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— Joseph Peterson
About me: Joseph is a writer and marketing communications strategist with a degree in mass communications and public relations from the University of Utah. He enjoys city life, public libraries, national parks and promoting events that strengthen the community.