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Friday, September 30, 2011

Rally for Fair Districts Monday!

With a special session of the Legislature being called to approve redistricting maps, various groups are protesting outside the Capitol on Monday against political maps they say divide Utah communities in order to protect political incumbents.--- The final congressional “pizza” map picked by the Legislature’s Redistricting Committee divides Salt Lake County three ways and attaches two large rural areas to the districts dividing the county.

Happy Birthday Gandhi!

Sunday you can join the Gandhi Alliance for Peace in celebrating the great peacemaker’s birthday at an event combing Indian dance, remarks on the legacy of Gandhi and multicultural calls for peace and harmony.--- Come to the Jordan Peace Gardens this Sunday where the 2011 Gandhi Peace Award will be presented to University of Utah’s Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Hiram Chodosh.

Local Releases: Ghostly Prophecies While Touching Kill Screens

For today's local releases, we do a little catching up: one that came out Tuesday, a release show tonight and one next week. --- The first band we're going to talk about are so new, they don't even have a Facebook page yet.

TV Weekend: Supernatural, Doctor Who, Dexter, Hung

What's new this weekend: Supernatural (The CW, tonight) Not only does Dean have to deal with Castiel becoming a god in a Columbo coat, ---but also the Ikea Hell Wall breaking down inside Sam's hallucinating brain--as expected, he's not handling either very well.

Dead Port: Week 137

The (quickly filling) hole where Port O' Call used to be in downtown Salt Lake City, 400 S. West Temple; closed since February 2009.

Dead Zephyr: Week 411

The Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Concert review & photo gallery: Erasure at Kingsbury Hall

One of City Weekly's regular photograph contributors Niki Chan checked out the Erasure show Wednesday and took some photos of the synth-pop duo. Here's her report and shots from the show.---

The LDS Anarchist Reading List

This week’s City Weekly cover story explores how the faithful of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can find support for some radical beliefs within the teachings and scriptures of the church. One of the most seemingly contradictory beliefs to find support tin LDS theology is that of anarchy.---

Central Gallery

While SLC has had a rise in galleries opening up around the city, some are finding it difficult to keep the doors open year-round and maintain the same high-profile presence as others. --- It's not to say they don't want to be open, but in a tough economy with little options, some are having to take a financially conservative route to stay in business while supporting the scene.

Lounge Act Weekend: Kathy Griffin, Dick Dale, STAX legends, more

There are a slew of excellent possibilities for your entertainment needs this weekend, from Kathy Griffin's comedy to some soul legends out of Memphis. Check out some of our suggestions.---

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