Dear GYA, I just … I just can’t handle it. I’m heartbroken over the Emmy snubs. How was John Slattery completely ignored? He was nominated for the first four seasons of Mad Men, and now nothing. He was amazing; Roger had more depth this season than any other. And Arrested Development was beaten out by The Big Bang Theory?! I mean, sure, Portia DeRossi didn’t look like herself, but the fourth season was still hilarious. I’ve been binge-watching all my favorite episodes, in hopes that somehow the nominations will be revised. Please tell me there is something going on worthy enough for me to tear myself away from my TV. – Nathan Harvey, Sandy
Nathan, I understand. I, too, am saddened by Slattery’s snub; he was outstanding this season. And I completely get where you’re coming from about Arrested Development, but we can’t always get what we want. And at least Jason Bateman was nominated, right? It's going to be OK, and I can assure you there is plenty worth doing this weekend:
-Since you’re feeling blue, why not catch some laughs at Wiseguys Rocky Mountain Laugh Off? The comedy competition is sure to cheer you up. It starts at 7:30 p.m., at the West Valley City location. Plus, the admission is only $12.
-You need to be as far from your TV as possible, so head up to Snowbird, enjoy the wonder of nature, and catch one of their Family Flicks. This week, Up will be screening at 8:30 p.m. Best of all, admission is free!
-Since I'm sure you consider the Emmy snubbers a bunch of heartless bastards, why not see the Heartless Bastards perform at The Urban Lounge? The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $18 in advance ($20 at the door). Writer opens up.
-If you're looking for something that will gently rock your sadness away, then check out the country band Son Volt at the State Room. The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission varies.
If you want to put your sad situation in perspective, go see Fiddler on the Roof at Center Point Legacy Theater. Admission is $18-$22 and the curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m.Saturday Events:
A fun summer festival is sure to cheer you up right up, so head down to Spanish Fork and check out Llamafest! The festival runs all day and admission is just $3. It's sure to be a good time.
If lamas aren't your thing, you might enjoy seeing Breathe Carolina, at In The Venue. They're a electropop/eletronica duo. Their poppy beats are sure to put you in a good mood. The two take the stage at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. T. Mills, The Ready Set and Keep It Cute are also in the lineup.
If you're not into electropop, then you might want to catch the punk band Rancid, at The Depot. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices range from $27 to $31. Special guest The Transplants will also be playing.
If you're not feeling mohawks and piercings, check out the local rap band Hurris & Gig at Kilby Court. The lyrics revolve around a lot of Utah-specific things. Admission is $6 and the band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Polytype and Mr. Smith open the show.
Nothing gets you feeling chipper like cheering for your favorite team, so head out to a Real game. The match kicks off at 8 p.m. and admission varies.
Since the snubs have left your heart broken and you feel like death, you might be interested in seeing the death-metal band Six Feet Under, at In The Venue. Special guests Decrepit Birth and Cannabis Corpse will open. The show begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $18 in advance and $20 the day of.
If you're not quite feeling that, go see Tift Merritt perform at The State Room. Her country tunes will certainly to lift your spirits. She takes the stage at 8 p.m. and admission varies.
For a complete list of this weekend's events, click here.