One plus of the film festival season is that it adds to the entertainment options early in the week. And helps us forget that the Legislature opens for business Monday.
You can get on board with the X Dance extreme-sports film fest without dealing with a trip to Park City; it's screening its films at The Depot, and it's open to the public.
The Salt Lake Art Center is also offering a bit of the festival experience. Not only is it home to several New Frontier films and art installations; Monday night it's hosting a chat and book-signing with Lynn Hershman Leeson, whose documentary about the American feminist art movement, !Women, Art, Revolution, is playing the festival this year. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
Speaking of the Legislature, there's a rally Monday at the State Capitol in support of immigration rights at 4:30 p.m., if you want to join the debate on Utah's version of the Arizona anti-immigration bill.
If you do decide to head up the hill to Park City, the brilliant Robert Randolph & The Family Band (pictured) are headlining the gig of the night at the Star Bar.