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Glad You Asked

Glad You Asked: Weekend Edition

by Colin Wolf
- Posted // 2013-02-08 -

Dear GYA, Looks like the forecast for this weekend calls for a 70 percent chance of snow throughout the valley. Which means commuters shouldn't have much to worry about other than the 100 percent chance of SLC weathermen calling it the storm of the century. Anything to do this weekend before the impending "snowmageddon?" - Hillary Grotenburg, Sandy   

Hillary, As we all know, 2 to 3 inches of snow equals a snowmageddon. But, anything above 3 to 5 inches is categorized as a snowpocalypse. Hopefully, our local weathermen won't make this common mistake. Here's what's up for this weekend. Let's start with Friday:

- Violinist and glam-rocker Emilie Autumn will be performing at The Complex.  The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $25 at the door

- Modern-blues band and 1969 Woodstock headliners Canned Heat will be at The Egyptian Theatre tonight. The doors open at 8. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door

- Local black-death-metal bands The Wild Ones and the Salt Lake Spitfires will be at ABGs. Doors open at 9 p.m.  

- EDM DJ L.A. Riots will be onstage at Park City Live. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15

- SLUG Localized will be at Urban Lounge. Bands include Filth Lords, Chainwhip and Year Of The Wolf. Cover is $5. Doors open at 10 p.m.

- Stand-up comedian Brandon T. Jackson will be at Wiseguys West Valley tonight and tomorrow. Shows are at 7:30 and 9:30. Tickets are $12.  


Saturday's Events:   

- Author and Boing Boing editor Cory Doctrow will be reading and signing his latest novel Homeland today at The King's English Bookshop. The event starts at 2 p.m. 

- Hard-rock band Graveyard will be onstage at Urban Lounge, beginning at 9 p.m.  The Growlers and The Shrines are also on the bill. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door

- One More Time, a Daft Punk cover DJ duo, will be performing at In The Venue, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15

- Plan-B Theatre Company's presentation of Adam & Steve and The Empty Seat will be going down at 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20; $10 with a student ID

- For some roller derby action, check out the Black Diamond Divas versus The Hot Wheelers tonight at the Derby Depot (1415 S. 700 West). The bout starts at 7. Tickets are $10


Sunday's events:

- Big Shiny Robot, True TV and Brewvies present Season 3.5 of the AMC zombie-apocalypse epic The Walking Dead -- free, on the big screen, beginning at 7 p.m. 

- The Steve Basset Band will be performing at The Garage tonight at 6.  

- Piper Down's famous Kerry O'Kee is happening at 9 p.m.  

For the weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.  

Twitter:@WolfColin

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