The Downtown Alliance will be accepting user-submitted videos centered on the phrase “I Am Downtown” and a filmmaker’s interpretation of its definition. A panel of industry leaders will award a grand prize of $5,000 to the winning submission.
The contest will be centered on Facebook, where users can find directions to enter films of up to 100 seconds in length. The only additional guidelines are to be creative and unique in telling an unexpected story centered in the downtown area.
SixtyNine Seventy Public Display and Voting at Leonardo
Did you miss seeing the 330 entries from design teams representing over 48 countries for the SixtyNine Seventy competition? Don't worry. You still have a chance to check out some of the designs! From May 10-31, the finalists for the urban ideas competition will be on display at The Leonardo in downtown SLC.
This competition is focused on connecting and reshaping the blocks 69 and 70 in the heart of our downtown. Considered by many to be the cultural nucleus of downtown, 69|70 are critical to the cultural and economic development plans of the valley. The blocks contain the sites of the vibrant Capitol Theatre, future home of Ballet West, the proposed Utah Performing Arts Center (UPAC) and the Utah Theater - anticipated location of the Utah Film and Media Arts Center. These blocks are also in close proximity to other area anchors like Abravanel Hall, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Once again the Twilight Concert Series has pulled out all the stops! Here is the full line-up.
Thurs, July 18: Belle and Sebastian with Blitzen Trapper Thurs, July 25: The Flaming Lips Thurs, August 1: The National with Sharon Van Etten Wed, August 7: Grizzly Bear with Youth Lagoon Thurs, August 8: Erykah Badu Thurs, August 15: TBD Thurs, August 22: Kid Cudi Thurs, August 29: Empire of the Sun Thurs, September 5: MGMT
Celebrate mom at Discovery Gateway! Enjoy teatime with a snack, make her a special Mother’s Day gift, then create fancy hats together and get your photos taken. Members $10 nonmembers $13. Preregister online atdiscoverygateway.org
Children’s Book Week May 13th – 17th
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Visit the museum everyday during Children’s Book Week from 12 - 4 PM for special story time with five different beloved children’s books and five different hands-on activities.
Kick off the 2013 Downtown Farmer's Market season with a fundraising party! There will be food from your favorite vendors, drinks, plus a DJ and silent auction.
Jason Stock, Brewmaster, created a delicious ale, Bumper Crop, using locally sourced ingredients for the Market. Swing by Squatters and pick up a draft or three of this limited edition beer - $1 of each purchase goes back to the Downtown Farmers Market, too!
Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W. Broadway (300 South)