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on the subject of P.G. ANON by Julie Jensen

P.G. ANON is about three women, all pregnant.  One is too old, one too young, and one is not up to the task of raising a child.  It’s the time between suspecting pregnancy and any decisions about what’s next.  Women are alone at those times, living in two heads, one firmly planted in the present, […]

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How the State of Utah is Helping Art Thrive  

No doubt, resilient is an apt descriptor for the United States’ oldest state-funded arts council—the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (which was founded in 1899, just three years after Utah became a state). But it’s also true that 2020 presented what were likely some of the most difficult challenges ever faced by this 122-year-old […]

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A Safe Sayonara to 2020

We get it. After celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa under the veil of the coronavirus, you may be tempted to ignore New Year’s Eve altogether. But we submit that the end of this crazy, stressful and sometimes terrifying year is worth marking. This is why THE BLOCKS, The Downtown Alliance and The Gateway have teamed […]

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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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