Weekly Feminist Happenings August 20th-26th

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Tuesday, August 20th

Race Audition: People Productions will hold auditions for David Mamet’s “Race,” a look into America’s uneasiness over the concepts of race, truth, and the law. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. For further information call Richard Scharine at 801-485-2497. Rehearsals will begin Sept. 3, and the play will run Oct. 13-23. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at University of Utah West Institute (1340 East 300 South, Salt Lake City).

Mormons Building Bridges: Mormons Building Bridges will discuss who is responsible for addressing the bullying of LGBTQ teens? A moderator from Mormons Building Bridges will facilitate a conversation where all participants will have the opportunity to speak their truth. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Film screening of Beyond Right and Wrong: The documentary “Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness,” which examines the human aftermath of three situations: The genocide in Rwanda, the violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the “troubles” of Northern Ireland. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, August 21st

Sundance Institute Summer Series – Little Miss Sunshine: Little Miss Sunshine — An eccentric family led by an unsuccessful motivational speaker father and a “pro-honesty” mother struggle to deal with building familial conflict. When would-be beauty queen daughter Olive is invited to compete in the “Little Miss Sunshine” pageant in California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her, with riotously funny results. Details: Starts at 9:00 p.m. at Red Butte Garden and Arboretum (300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City).

Equality in my Community: Equality of Utah and Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah has put on a community panel discussion to encourage greater understanding among Utah’s residents about the state’s transgender community. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Dr. Salt Lake City).

Friday, August 23rd

Fun. With Tegan And Sara: Postfontaine.com will present Fun. with Tegan and Sara. Fun. is an American indie pop band that was formed by Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. The band is best known for its three hit singles: Grammy Award-winning “We Are Young” (featuring Janelle Monae), “Some Nights,” and “Carry On.” Tegan and Sara will also perform. Visit bit.ly/YAeGVE for information, tickets. Details: Starts at 8:00 p.m. at Saltair (12408 West Salt Air Drive, Magna).

Saturday, August 24th

Divorce Education for Children: A Divorce Education for Children class is available for children 9-12 whose parents are divorced or divorcing. The class teaches children skills they can use to express their feelings to parents. Class is FREE of charge. Pre-Registration is required. Email Sabrinap@utcourts.gov or call 801-578-3897 for more information. Details: From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Scott M. Matheson Courthouse (450 South State St., Salt Lake City).

Aki Matsuri (Japanese Fall Festival): Experience the Japanese culture and traditions: the best sushi in town (futomaki and inari) and manju (sweet bean pastries) in addition to other menu items for sale. The Japanese Church of Christ is the home of the Kenshin Taiko Group — hear the thundering beat of their drums along with other entertainment throughout the day.

  • Have your name written in Japanese
  • Enjoy the beauty of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements)
  • Witness the art of bonsai and origami
  • Japanese gift items for sale
  • Children activities (face painting and bounce house)

Details: From 11:00AM-5:00PM at the Japanese Church of Christ  (268 West 100 South, Salt Lake City).

Sunday, August 25th

Cat Palmer’s “i Have A Secret” (part Deux) Reception: The Urban Arts Gallery will present Cat Palmer’s “i have a secret” (part deux). The exhibit will present her largest series of empowerment to date, a collaborative work that will feature a cross-section of some of Utah’s top female artists, including Cassandra Barney, Stefanie Dykes, Zuzanna Audette, Kat Martin, Desarae Lee, Amy Tadeo, and Alison Armstrong, as well as the anonymous secrets of hundreds of women from all over the country. Details: From Noon-6 p.m. at the Urban Arts Gallery (137 Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City).

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