Art Night @ Urban
A bounty of underground art in multiple disciplines for only $1. Here’s the bill: Joel Brown: acoustic guitar ; Michael Dimitri: Poet; Jessi Carrier performance art; DeAnne Emett: poet; Aaron Peterson, Trumpet; Stephen Chai Terrance Warburton "Black Blood of the Earth" :music & visuals; Brian Grey: Poet; Sam Hansen & Alex Ortega: “Boy at Sea” Performance Art; Flora Bernard: Poet; Ashley Anderson: Dance; Emerson Andrews & Crew: Tribal Hip Hop; Cori Redstone paint/illustration; matt delporto paint/illustration; Portia Early: Paint/illustration; Aaron Ernst: Lighting
Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 801-746-0557, Mon., May 9, 9:30 p.m., $1.
SLC Film Center: Freedom Riders
This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, 'Freedom Riders' challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-746-7000, Mon., May 10, 7 p.m., Free.
Books & Authors
Stacy Dymalski: Confessions of a Band Geek Mom
"Confessions of a Band Geek Mom" chronicles how local funny lady Stacy Dymalski gave up celebrity, Prada bags, and lots of worldwide travel (back when it was fun—before TSA turned it into a contact sport) to become a stay-at-home mom who shuttles her saxophone%u2010playing sons all over Utah for concerts, band competitions, and music lessons with instructors who cost more per session than a French manicure done by little Korean ladies on Rodeo Drive. Stacy has documented her parenting journey in this collection of funny essays that her children are sure to contest once they're old enough to understand the art of irony and exaggeration.
Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main St., Park City, Sat., May 7, 2-3:30 p.m., Free.
Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Both locations of Night-Flight Comics will be opening their doors promptly at 11:00 a.m. (Night-Flight Comics at Library Square will remain open until 6:00 PM while Night-Flight Comics at 6222 South State Street will remain open until 7:00 PM) to give you your free comic books (limit one per person per visit).
As a special treat to comic book fans, they will be having creators signing at the 6222 South State Street location from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Night-Flight Comics is proud to present the following: AJ Bell and CK Edwards, creators of Pocket Hole; Brady Canfield, creator of Wombat Rue; Bill Galvan, artist for Archie; Derek Hunter, creator of Pirate Club and Derek Hunter is a F**k; Quinn Johnson, co-creator of Elders of the Runestone and writer of Megamind; Tim Odland, creator of Curse of the Raven; and Ryan Ottley, artist of Invincible, Haunt, and co-creator Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark.
Night Flight Comics, Two locations, Library Square and Murray, Saturday, May 7, Starts at 11 a.m., Free
If you ride a bike, you need this class! In this informative presentation you'll learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bike. No experience necessary! If you register for any of our free in-store presentations, we will hold a seat for you until the scheduled start. Registration is strongly recommended. If you do not arrive to claim your seat before this time, we will release it to the general public. Seating may be available at the door, even if the registration is closed.
REI Sandy, 2927 Highland Dr., 801-501-0850, Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m., Free, www.rei.com/Sandy