Corey O’Brien’s Community & Concert Calendar | Week of August 10th

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Wednesday 8/10

•Wednesday Food Truck Wars at The Utah Olympic Oval

It’s the third day of the week so I have no doubt you are famished. “Utah Olympic Oval is partnering up with The Food Truck League starting Wednesday, June 15th, and every Wednesday night during the summer for our weekly Food Truck Wars. Patrons can visit the Utah Olympic Oval for some great food from around the Salt Lake Valley before they “Beat the Heat” with our climate controlled public skating.”


Thursday 8/11

•Twilight Concert Series: Jenny Lewis

From “The Wizard” to Rilo Kiley to The Watson Twins to her solo career overall, Jenny Lewis has been in the spotlight for quite some time. Needless to say, Rilo Kiley and her album with The Watson Twins are my favorite as she has been crossing into what I’m thinking to be Taylor Swift territory on her last album. I am hoping she hits on some highlights from her earlier projects during her set. Also, this should be a pretty relaxing Twilight compared to the packed Diplo show last week. Tickets are $5 if you buy them early or $10 at the gate.


•Yoga on the Rooftop at Trolley Square

I am waiting for Yoga in the Parking Lot of The Chinese Gourmet on State Street, but until then, well, this will have to do. “Core Power Yoga and Whole Foods have partnered to create this fun summer yoga class. Come for a relaxing sunset yoga class with a view of the city. We will have free yoga, snacks, drawings, and tons of excitement! Space is limited, so please register!” Also, wear your stretchy pants.


•The Science of Diving at Neptune Divers

Diving ain’t easy. Oddly enough I have a lot of friends who have been taking diving lessons lately, so I’ve been curious. There’s a whole new world down there with the fishes and it would be a great excuse to learn how to dive and do some traveling to tropical places.


Friday 8/12

•Das Energi at The Great Saltair

Diplo got you started at Twilight last week, but the main event is here. Rave at the salty lake with Tiesto, Dillion Francis and a whole lot more DJs at this 2-day festival. “In general relativity, an event horizon is defined as “the point of no return.” This is where the gravitational pull becomes so great that escape seems implausible. This experience, that radiates outward into the unknown, where anxiety is replaced with pure undulating and pulsating bliss is caught in an instance of the observer. This is where the experience of Das Energi is truly felt. The energizing feeling of being pulled into the unknown, enraptured by the visual and sonic stimulations that surround you and drives your heart and your soul to embrace the current that connects us all and peer into the horizon. As we venture into the horizon of 2016 we doubled our power output and proudly announce that on Das Energi’s 5th anniversary, we will be expanding to 2 energi charged nights for the first time! The intensity is high and the frequencies are low as we celebrate the current that connects us all! We welcome you to Das Energi 2016.” Yeah, all that and more.


•47th Annual Park City Kimbal Arts Festival in Park City

A whole lot of art, music, food, yoga, kids and family activities and more. Book a room and make a staycation out of it. The festival goes through Sunday, so it’s a great time to get out of the valley and it’s a little cooler up there. “The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an award-winning jury selected visual art festival located in the heart of the world-famous resort community of Park City, Utah. Now, in its 47th year, the Kimball Arts Festival is Utah’s longest running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. For three days, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival proudly features more than 200 of North America’s finest artists across twelve disciplines providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and purchase art from a wide variety of talented artists from across the country and internationally. Each year, the festival draws more than 58,000 art enthusiasts to Park City’s Historic Main Street for a celebration of art, music and food.”


•Craft Lake City 8th Annual DIY Festival at The Gallivan Center

Super local and super great for charity. “Craft Lake City’s annual DIY Festival is a three-day, local-centric event held the second weekend of every August. 2016 marks our eighth year. it’s held at the centrally located Gallivan Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City at 50 East and 200 South. Visitors enjoy interacting with over 300 Utah-based artisans and other local creatives including a Google Fiber STEM Building filled with DIY engineers and inventors, Craft foodies, vintage vendors and local performers on two different stages. See you on Friday, August 12, Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2016. $5 Kids 12 and under are FREE: #clcDIYfest. Come join us on Aug 12-14 for three days of local creativity, live music and good food.  Craft Lake City is a 501-C3 nonprofit charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology, and art. We remain active year-round, hosting workshops, fundraisers, DIY gatherings, gallery showings and collaborative projects with like-minded organizations. Our organization has brought a newfound awareness of supporting local handmade artisans to the community.” There will be lots of great music, including X96 Live and Local alumni, Beachmen and many more.


Saturday 8/13

•Broods at The Complex

Broods return to Salt Lake along with Jarryd James at The Complex. I will never tire of this band.


•Utah Supercar Grand Prix/Pirelli World Challenge at The Utah Motorsports Campus

Formerly, Miller Motorsports Park, The Utah Motorsports Campus is going off this weekend with some amazing races. “Aston Martins, Audis, Bentleys, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Ferraris, Porsches and Maseratis will rip up the racetrack as the Pirelli World Challenge Championships return to Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) for the Grand Prix of Utah on August 13-14. The Pirelli World Challenge has taken the world of professional road racing by storm in the last couple of seasons, presenting some of the world’s most sophisticated and exotic production-based sports cars on America’s finest road racing circuits. Family-fun activities include driver autograph sessions and karting at the UMC Kart Track.” As an avid “Top Gear” watch and auto novice I am excited to be broadcasting from this event on Saturday night from 6 to 8pm.


•Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Yes, I know it’s August, but you really should get a running start into the fall and there’s no better place to do it than with a pierogi and a huge stein of beer in your paw than at Snowbird. Be smart and get a designated driver. “Voted one of America’s 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men’s Journal Magazine. Snowbird’s Annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 13 through Oct. 9, 2016, including Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5.”


•4th Annual Cosplay Games at The Gateway

Go ahead and get some Halloween practice in this weekend in the form of a scavenger hunt. “Participate in our annual cosplay photo scavenger hunt for chances to win passes to Salt Lake Comic Con 2016. Gather your friends and family to track down our 10 secret locations in Downtown SLC (clues to be posted at 9AM on August 13, 2016) for chances to win! Finish at The Gateway Fountain Plaza.” This event is in conjunction with Salt Lake Comic Con.


 Sunday 8/14

•Reggae Rise Up at Utah State Fairpark

A day in the sun with some syncopation, it’s Reggae Rise Up featuring Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads and more.

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•X96 LoungeX with Sublime with Rome at Poplar Street

Come catch a free performance from Sublime with Rome at 3pm. Space is limited, so show up early. Oh, and it’s a bar. Be 21 or over or you can’t come in.


•All-State Italian Day at Lagoon

“The 83rd Annual All-State Italian Day will be held Sunday, August 14th. It will be at the Canyon Terrace at Lagoon Amusement Park. The park opens at 11:00 a.m. There will be games for children, a pasta-eating contest, Utah’s largest bocce ball tournament, beer on tap and bingo. This event is sponsored by the Italian-American Civic League. Mention you are with the Italians or Italian-American Civic League amd get admission/ride passes for $35.26 with tax.” So basically everyone is Italian at Lagoon on Sunday.

#CANNIBAL awaits you… #lagoon2016

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Monday 8/15

•Lord Huron at The Complex

Folker from Los Angeles will be joined by Trampled by Turtles for your family home evening out on the town.


Tuesday 8/16

Kurt Vile and the Violators at Urban Lounge

Parallels have been made with Bruce, Tom and Cougar, but Vile is his own cool. Best thing to do on Tuesday. SOLD OUT (so hit the classifieds if you have to go). 21+


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