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The Holidays Are Back: 10 Live and In-person Ways to Celebrate

Sure, last December’s Zoom meetups, driveway cocktail parties and live-streamed performances did an OK job of preserving holiday cheer. But what those pandemic-necessitated substitutes also accomplished is an off-the-charts excitement for this season’s return to live and in-person holiday events. (Can I get a hallelujah to that?!) Over the next month, THE BLOCKS will be […]

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A Conversation with Ballet West Music Director Jared Oaks

Jared Oaks speaks deliberately, with long pauses between sentences, as if he’s turning over each thought carefully in his mind before articulating it. But when in the pit, as conductor of the Ballet West Orchestra, Oaks makes countless rapid-fire decisions in service of what’s likely his biggest his role as the ballet company’s music director: […]

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21 Must-Try Downtown Salt Lake City Cocktails

“Let’s meet downtown for a drink” is the opening line in an endless number of stories about friendship, business ventures, and romantic partnerships. Tonight, downtown Salt Lake City bars are alive and buzzing with people beginning their next great story. Following are some of our favorite downtown sippers and the bars and restaurants serving them. […]

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Found in THE BLOCKS

There is no snooze button for downtown Salt Lake.  A steady and exciting stream of restaurants are on the cusp of opening their doors, keeping food folks busy through the fall. Scott Evans’ impressive culinary empire expands. The savvy restaurateur put the SLC resto scene on the map in 2010 when The New York Times […]

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Street Art Goes Inside at UMOCA

Part of the thought process that Jared Steffenson, curator of exhibitions at UMOCA, engaged in when developing the museum’s current ALL WALL exhibition was considering where and how many people experience art for the first time. “I grew up in the Bay Area where I spent a lot of time skateboarding in places with graffiti […]

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