Dear GYA, If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. You see, children, it was me who created City Creek Center. I'd like to retire soon, so I gave a tour yesterday to the media. Unfortunately, I lost a fat kid in the creek, someone took an elevator ride through my retractable roof and a reporter from the Tribune ate some untested candy and turned into a blueberry. Ultimately, I've decided to leave my legacy to the LDS Church. Now that I have some time off, any suggestions? -Willy Wonka, City Creek Center, downtown SLC
Willy, now that I think about it, this explains a lot. City Creek is pretty sweet, but as for today, there are plenty of things to do besides hang around a shopping mall. For starters, I would head over to the Egyptian Theatre for Dark Horse Company's presentation of Ring of Fire. Based on the life and trials of Johnny Cash, this critically acclaimed musical keeps the story rolling using spoken word, multimedia and, of course, 39 of the best tunes from the Man in Black. Tickets are going from $25-$30.
For something a little less dark, go see comedian Cash Levy tonight at Wiseguys in Trolley Square. He's a master improviser and has toured with the Bob and Tom Show, appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and had a special on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are only $12.
Willy, you have a great voice. Perhaps you should consider checking out karaoke night over at Bourbon House. This is always a guaranteed good time. However, I recommend not grabbing the microphone till you've had at least 3 pickleback shots. Plus, I'll be down there taking photos for City Weekly's Shots in the Dark. So at least come down and get your picture in the paper. The tunes start at 9 p.m. and there's no cover.
Other happenings suitable for Mr. Wonka:
- Acoustic folk singer Talia Keys is performing at Fat's Grill and Pool at 9 p.m.
- Gilbert and Sullivan's musical The Gondoliers is going down at the BYU campus tonight at 7:30 p.m.
- Indie rockers Blitzen Trapper are performing tonight at the State Room. Show starts at 8 p.m.
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