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Eight Last Minute Gift Ideas from THE BLOCKS

Here comes the question we’re all dreading at this time of the year: is your holiday shopping done yet? Yeah, we’re not done either. This year, instead of surfing online and then crossing your fingers those gifts will arrive by December 24, why not head downtown and get them something they really want? Following are […]

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The Downtown Dinner and a Show Goes On

For many Utahns, packing into one of THE BLOCKS’ amazing performance venues to see the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, the Tabernacle Choir or Kurt Bestor is a beloved annual tradition. But even though most downtown Salt Lake stages remain dark for now, thanks to the internet, THE BLOCKS’ holiday show goes on. (Take that 2020!) […]

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THE BLOCKS 12 Best Holiday Activities

The holidays are here and downtown Salt Lake City has been transformed into a glittery, bejeweled urban wonderland. And while many of the ways we’re used to celebrating this time of year are sadly canceled, THE BLOCKS remains abuzz with a full slate of new, festive and socially distanced things to do to mark the […]

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A Time to Dance

Looking for a prescription for election/coronavirus overload? (Who isn’t at this point, right?) Well, you can look no further than downtown Salt Lake City’s pillar dance companies—Ballet West, RDT and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company—for an expressive, athletic and joyful reprieve. Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, each are forging ahead with both live and […]

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To Market, To Market

At last! The golden days and crisp nights of fall are upon us, providing an irresistible invitation to get outdoors. We can think of no better way to spend one of these lovely days of autumn than browsing an outdoor market. Following is a round-up of four open-air markets being held in THE BLOCKS this […]

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Seize the Day! Five Can’t-Miss Art Experiences in THE BLOCKS

What we’ve been looking forward to all summer long is finally here: the balmy evenings and crisp nights of fall. And the Downtown Alliance is making it even easier to take advantage of the golden season with Downtown SLC Open Streets – Closed for Fun: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through October 10, streets […]

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Downtown SLC Open Streets – Closed For Fun

Join us for a Downtown SLC Open Streets from 6-10 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 17th through October 10th. Open Streets is a partnership between Salt Lake City, the Downtown Alliance and THE BLOCKS to sustain downtown restaurants and retailers

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Sackerson’s Outdoor Play, Cherry Wine in Paper Cups, Leads Performance Art’s Brave Return to Downtown Salt Lake City 

When Salt Lake City entered the pandemic-induced lockdown in March, the Sackerson theater company leadership trio—cofounders Dave Sackerson and Alex Ungerman, and producer Morag Shepherd—managed the way many of us did. “We spent about a month feeling depressed,” Dave said. “But then we picked ourselves up and thought, ‘How do we go on creating art […]

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Livestream the Excellence in the Community Concert Series

Along with long hikes, yoga and backyard wine meetups, seeking out new music has become one of my go-to strategies in coping with this ultra-marathon-like pandemic. And to indulge in all three I haven’t had to look very far—even to find new music or at least music that’s new to me. Thanks to the Excellence […]

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