Wednesday, July 24th
Native American Celebration In The Park 2013: The Native American Celebration in the Park will hold it annual July 24th Powwow. Events include a powwow, arts and crafts displays, hand drum competition, music, food and fireworks. Visit facebook.com/pages/Native-American-Celebration-in-the-Park-Powwow/402233160079 for information. Details: From 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Liberty Park (900 South 500 East, Salt Lake City).
2nd Annual Celebrating The People Powwow: Native American Events will present the 2nd Annual Celebrating the People Powwow. There will be art & craft vendors, food, dancing and drum contest. Visit www.nativeamericanevents.org for information. Details: From 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at South Jordan Recreation Center (10866 S. Redwood Road, South Jordan).
Thursday, July 25th
Polynesian Cultural Center’s “Ha: Breath of Life:” The Utah Cultural Celebration Center proudly presents the one-hour traveling version of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s latest production Ha: Breath of Life. Rich in culture, the production includes three-time World Fireknife Champion, David Galeai – an audience favorite. The award-winning show features original musical compositions and dance choreography from New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the PCC is Hawaii’s #1 paid tourist attraction since 1963. Details: July 25th & 26th from 8-9:30 p.m. at Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 West 3100 South). Tickets are $10.
Two Shields, Native American Dance And Music: Murray Arts in the Park will present its Children Matinee of “Two Shields,” a Native American dance and music production. Details: Starts at 2:00 p.m. at Murray Park Pavilion #5 (enter off of 5200 S. State St. or at 330 E. Vine St., Murray).
Saturday, July 27th
Immigration Reform: What is It and Do We Need It?: Immigration has remained a hot political topic especially with the US government debating the comprehensive immigration reform. However, immigration remains and incredibly complex and controversial topic. Why does immigration happen? What should be done about it? Do we need immigration reform? What reform should it be? Please join Attorney Mark Alvarez, The Salt Lake Dream Team, and the SLCC Revolutionary Students union for a panel discussion and forum. Details: From 2-5 p.m. at Salt Lake City Downtown Library Auditorium (210 East 400 South).
PERU FEST UTAH (Festival Peruano de Utah): On July 27th, the Peruvian Association of Utah will celebrate Peru’s independence Day with a festival PERU FEST UTAH. Come and enjoy a beautiful day with Peruvian music, folk dances, food, entertainment. We will also crown our first Miss Peru Utah. Details: From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Seventeen South Park (1150 West 1700 South).
3rd Annual Solar Day Salt Lake: Solar Day Salt Lake features an education on solar electricity and hot water for home and business. Emergency back up systems will be presented. Also Co sponsored by the Tracy Aviary. Live music by Kate MaCleod and others. Speakers includes Utah’s solar industry leaders. Details: From 12-6 p.m. at Liberty Park (900 South 700 East).
Humane Society Bazaar and Doggy Date Night: Join us at the Humane Society of Utah for a yard sale of pet supplies! Get your dog a new crate, your cat a new tower, or a variety of other pet items for only a suggested donation. That’s right, YOU name the price to donate to to the homeless animals here at the HSU.We’ll have drinks and snacks available for purchase, so stop by and take a look at what we have! Then stay for our “Doggy Date Night” movie.
Bring your dog-friendly canine friend out to the Humane Society lawn to enjoy an outdoor movie! We will be showing “Homeward Bound” on our lawn. Before the movie begins (around sundown at 9 P.M.) we will be honoring HSU alumna and Utah’s “Ugliest Dog,” Creature, with a lifetime achievement award. Don’t miss out! Come as early as you’d like to enjoy popcorn, soda, sno-cones, and other treats. Then put down your blanket or chair, and enjoy the show! Give $2 to participate in our opportunity giveaway. All donations will directly benefit the animals here at the HSU. Please keep your dogs on leash at all times and do not bring outside food/drink. Details: From 3-11 p.m. at Humane Society of Utah (4242 South 300 West).
Fight Stigma & Ride Fundraiser: The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold the NAMIBikes Utah-Gary Ludlow Memorial Ride. Check-in for the bike ride opens at 6 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast. Ride start time is 7 a.m. and includes three different routes of 42, 67 and 100 miles. The GLMR was begun as a memorial to Gary Ludlow, an avid American Fork cyclist who battled depression late in life and eventually died by suicide. For more information, visit www.FightStigmaAndRide.org, or email GLMRinfo@gmail.com or call 801-830-6655. Details: Starts at 7:00 p.m. at Young Living Essential Oils (142 East 3450 North, Spanish Fork).