This week, Salt Lake City’s Twilight Concert Series kicks off in Pioneer Park, ushering in a summer of great music at dirt-cheap prices. But all the free concert frivolity can also take a toll on the park, which is why volunteers are always needed to assist with the concerts and clean up afterward. This weekend, the Utah Transportation Commission meets to talk about UTA issues and an update on the controversial West Davis Corridor project, so come speak up or be forever railed and/or paved over. Friday, you can also hear climate activist Tim DeChristopher speak out about the injustices of the prison system.
Volunteer at the Twilight Concert Series
Be an activist for the magic of summer concerts in the park and help out the Salt Lake City Arts Council by volunteering for the Twilight Concert series. General volunteers are needed the day before, during and after concerts (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays) to help set up and take down concerts and clean up afterward. Other volunteers can help with serving drinks and running the box office. Volunteers can receive drink vouchers, concert admissions, T-shirts and community karma points for helping out.
Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, 801-596-5000, various dates through September, TwilightConcertSeries.com/Volunteer
Utah Transportation Commission
Friday, July 19
At this meeting, you can come and speak out about transportation in Utah, hear a report from the UTA board and get an update on projects ranging from the controversial West Davis Corridor project in Davis County to the Airport Capital Improvement program.
Transportation Commission, 2380 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-965-4103, July 19, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., UDOT.Utah.gov/GO/Commission
Tim DeChristopher: Injustice in the Prison System
Friday, July 19
Climate activist Tim DeChristopher put his freedom where his activism was and spent two years incarcerated for sabotaging an oil and gas lease auction in 2008. But this weekend, DeChristopher is speaking on the problems of the corrections system in America. Come learn more about America’s prison-industrial complex from an activist who’s been there.
Kafeneio Coffeehouse, 258 W. 3300 South, 801-485-1282, July 19, 7 p.m., Facebook.com/KafeneioCoffeehouse