Giving, Dancing & Gambling | Citizen Revolt | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Giving, Dancing & Gambling 

YouthCity, Idle No More, Utah Arts Fest

Pin It

This week, you can volunteer to give back to the youth as a YouthCity mentor, dance against strip mines at the Idle No More protest at the Capitol, or even mock gamble to support the Utah Arts Festival.

YouthCity After-School Volunteers
Salt Lake City’s YouthCity program offers after-school opportunities for kids and teens in the city. Now, you can volunteer to mentor children in activities ranging from sewing and ceramics to homework and even skateboarding. Various locations, various shifts available, visit for more information, or contact Dallas Russell at 801-320-0939 or

Idle No More Utah Round Dance & Panel
Thursday, Feb. 21
Utah may be home to the first tar-sands strip mine in the country, but not the continent. Tar-sands mining in Canada devastated and scarred once- pristine land. This week, Elder Francoise Paulette, a Canadian First Nations activist, is coming to Utah to raise awareness of the consequences of tar-sands mining. While the mining process in Utah is said to be different than in Canada, activists have their doubts about Utah being a guinea pig for a new mining process. Join the protest this week with a flash mob round dance at the Capitol, followed by a discussion with Paulette and screening of the documentary film Tipping Point. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, Feb. 21, 5 p.m.; panel discussion and film screening, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 6:30 p.m.,

Utah Arts Festival Masquerade Party & Texas Hold ’Em Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 23
Go all in for the local arts scene this weekend by attending the Utah Arts Festival’s annual Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament and masquerade party. Tickets run between $50 and $75 and get you into the event to enjoy mock gambling, live music, prizes for the best costumes, and artfully crafted food courtesy of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Rail Event Center, 235 N. 500 West, 801-322-2428, Feb. 23, Texas Hold ’Em begins at noon, masquerade party begins at 6 p.m.,

Pin It

More by Eric S. Peterson

Latest in Citizen Revolt

  • Citizen Revolt: Dec. 5

    Join a discussion to dispel myths about the 2020 Census. Strike at the Capitol in the name of climate change. Plus, hear from local writers demanding action on the environment.
    • Dec 4, 2019
  • Citizen Revolt: Nov. 28

    Join others to encourage the public to not buy Canada Goose jackets. Learn how to enact change through civil discourse. Plus, find out more about the historic Utah Theater and its potential demise.
    • Nov 27, 2019
  • Citizen Revolt: Nov. 21

    Find out what's going with the state's tax reform talks. Learn how congressional gridlock could be affecting state lawmakers. Plus, join other demonstrators in calling for charges to be dropped against inland port protestors.
    • Nov 20, 2019
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Citizen Revolt: Aug. 30

    Learn about the benefits of dark skies, embrace skateboard diplomacy and get the latest on Utah's nuclear threat.
    • Aug 29, 2018
  • Citizen Revolt: April 19

    In one week, you can change the world.
    • Apr 18, 2018

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation