Weekly Feminist Happenings August 18th-24th


Tuesday, August 18th

Super Kids Save the World: A traveling museum exhibit will be on display May 16-Aug. 23, 2015. At the Super Kids Save the World exhibit, kids can tag along on George’s heroic adventure and have a super time donning a cape and boots to become an energy-saving super hero. Details: From noon to 6 p.m. at the Discovery Gateway (444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City)

Wednesday, August 19th

When Words Weren’t Enough: The Topaz Museum in Delta will open with an inaugural art exhibition, “When Words Weren’t Enough: Works on Paper from Topaz, 1942-1945.” Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition sheds light on artists who contributed greatly to the art and culture of the Topaz War Relocation Authority Camp that confined people of Japanese descent from 1942-1945. Details: The exhibit runs through Sept. 30, 2015 at the Topaz Museum (55 W. Main, Delta).

Thursday, August 20th

Damn These Heels Film Fest – Margarita, With A Straw: Laila is a young romantic and a secret rebel in a wheelchair. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Ultimately, it is in the intensity of these bonds that she finds the strength to truly be herself. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City).

Screening of Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation: This documentary, directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, offers a vivid look at America’s oldest continuously published weekly magazine. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, this film captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of The Nation—and the nation—evolving into the future, as it is guided by its remarkable past. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Golf Fore Kids’ Sake Fundraiser: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is assembling a winning team to hit a hole-in-one at its Golf Fore Kids’ Sake event on Aug. 20, 2015, to fund its statewide mentoring programs. The four-person scramble includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, breakfast and lunch, as well as a hole-in-one car give-away, several other hole contests, swag bags and more. To register, visit here.

Friday, August 21st

Rodrigo Valenzuela Exhibit: CUAC will present a solo exhibition by Rodrigo Valenzuela, an emerging artist from Chile, July 17-Sept. 12, 2015. Raised in a working class family and having entered the United States as a laborer himself, Valenzuela explores the tensions found between the individual and communities with regards to class, race, and labor. Details: Visit the Central Utah Art Center website for more information.

Saturday, August 22nd

National Ability Center’s annual cycle ride event, Summit Challenge, will allow riders of all abilities to hit the pavement for a 102-, 52-, or 18-mile road ride event. Visit the Summit Challenge website for information or contact Julia Rametta at 435-200-0990 or juliar@discovernac.org

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