Weekly Feminist Happenings July 21st-27th


Tuesday, July 21st

Film screening of Our Man in Tehran: An in-depth, intimate exploration of the true story behind Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film ARGO. In this gripping new documentary, the story of the “Canadian Caper” is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library (210 E 400 S).

Wednesday, July 22nd

Panopticon: Visibility, Data, and the Monitoring Gaze: This exhibition investigates systems of observation utilized to record our daily lives through the deployment of both physical and invisible panoptic structures. Details: Exhibit ends July 25th at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple). Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 23rd

Whole Foods 5% Day: Shop and support Raptor conservation! 5% of all sales on July 23 from Whole Foods SugarHouse will be donated to HawkWatch International. Join us from 11am-2pm and 4-7pm for live birds, giveaways, and fun!

Friday, July 24th

Eleanor Scholz exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery: Eleanor Scholz infuses natural elements into geometric designs in “Controlled Burn: Pyrography, “(wood burning on panels) Her intricate, meditative abstractions connect to an underlying fascination with pattern and design, and embrace the compulsion to fill space with repetitive details. Along with an exploration of the subconscious, her work also deals with issues of the spiritual impulse in a largely secular and spiritually ambiguous society. Scholz’s designs are highly intricate, with clear inspirations from the mandala, a spiritual symbol used in Buddhist and Hindu religions, which represents the universe. Details: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Finch Lane Gallery (54 Finch Lane Salt Lake City). Exhibit ends July 31st.

Saturday, July 25th

Peruvian Fest Utah: A free community event celebrating Peruvian culture and Independence Day. A day filled with entertainment, prizes, contests, Miss Peru Utah, Miss Peruanita, Mrs. Peru, Peru’s traditional music and delicious food. At night fundraiser dance with the best Latin Band in town Latin Roots, to help children’s schools in Cajamarca-Peru. Crowing of the new Miss Peru Utah 2015, Fashion Show, Cultural Show. Details: From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 West 3100 South).

Sunday, July 26th

Road Home Apple Tree: The Road Home Apple Tree program is an annual campaign that collects new back-to-school clothing, shoes and backpacks for more than 100 children living in the Road Home, a Salt Lake family homeless shelter. It’s a great program that involves the community and helps deserving children feel confident starting a new school year.

The Road Home Apple Trees are located at Old Navy, DownEast, Payless ShoesSource, Salt Lake area Staples, and Intrepid Agency. Donations are also collected via www.theroadhomeappletree.com . At the completion of the campaign, which runs through Aug. 10, the clothing and school supplies will be delivered to The Road Home before the school year begins.

Monday, July 27th

Rodrigo Valenzuela–Prole: In Prole, the iconography of historical labor unions becomes the departure point for a new body of work that comments on the dying spirit of the union force in today’s society. Details: Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CUAC (175 East 200 South).

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